Acadia Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2018 Operating Results
RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 24, 2018--Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) (“Acadia” or the “Company”) today reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. All per share amounts are on a fully-diluted basis.
Acadia operates dual platforms, comprised of a high-quality core real estate portfolio (“Core Portfolio”), which owns and operates assets in the nation’s most dynamic urban and street-retail corridors, and a series of discretionary, institutional funds (“Funds”) that target opportunistic and value-add investments.
Please refer to the tables and notes accompanying this press release for further details on operating results and additional disclosures related to net income, funds from operations (“FFO”) and net operating income (“NOI”).
HighlightsEarnings: Generated earnings per share of $0.09 for the second quarter; FFO per share was $0.34 for the second quarter including approximately $0.01 from fund transactional activity Core Portfolio Operating Results: Solid Core operating fundamentals Achieved over 75% of our 2018 leasing goals to date based on NOI, representing approximately $6.0 million of annualized NOIRent growth of 8.7% on new and renewal leases for the quarter on a cash basisReported 95.3% leased occupancy as of June 30, 2018Higher than anticipated same-property net operating income growth of 0.8% for the second quarter (excluding redevelopment) Fund Acquisition Activity: During July, Fund V completed a $59.3 million acquisition Fund Disposition Activity: As previously reported, Fund II completed a $26.0 million disposition during the second quarter; Fund IV also has $8.1 million of dispositions under contract Balance Sheet: The Company repurchased an additional $23.1 million of its shares during the three months ended June 30, 2018. Aggregate purchases were $55.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 at an average cost of approximately $24 per share on a leverage-neutral basis. As a result of the Company’s successful capital recycling efforts to date, Core net debt decreased by $19.9 million during 2018 Guidance: Following its continued strong leasing efforts and its portfolio performance to date, the Company reaffirms its 2018 guidance of FFO per share of $1.33 to $1.45 and same-property net operating income growth of 1-3%, including 2-7% growth in the second half of the year
“Our second-quarter operating results exceeded our expectations but, more importantly, we continued to put the key drivers of our long-term growth plan into place,” stated Kenneth F. Bernstein, President and CEO of Acadia Realty Trust. “First, with respect to our core portfolio, year-to-date, we have made significant progress on both our 2018 lease-up goals and our two key redevelopments. In the fund platform, we continued to execute on all aspects of our buy-fix-sell mandate and saw further opportunity in our contrarian purchase of shopping centers in non-prime markets at higher yields. Looking ahead, we believe that our significant dry powder, both on balance sheet and in our fund platform, keeps us well positioned as retailing and retail real estate continue to evolve.”
A complete reconciliation, in dollars and per share amounts, of net income to FFO is included in the financial tables of this release.
Net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $7.7 million, or $0.09 per share. Net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 was $12.1 million, or $0.14 per share, which includes $4.9 million, or $0.06 per share, of incremental interest income within the Structured Finance business and the Company’s $0.8 million share, or $0.01 per share, of gains related to the disposition of an unconsolidated Fund property.
Net income attributable to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $15.1 million, or $0.18 per share. Net income attributable to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $27.7 million, or $0.33 per share, which includes $10.2 million, or $0.12 per share, of incremental interest income within the Structured Finance business and the Company’s $3.5 million share, or $0.04 per share, of gains related to the dispositions of unconsolidated Fund properties.
Consistent with our expectations, FFO for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $29.9 million, or $0.34 per share compared to $33.3 million, or $0.37 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The decrease in FFO for the quarter is due primarily to a decrease of $4.9 million, or $0.06 per share, of interest income following the anticipated repayments within the Structured Finance business partially offset by the favorable impact of acquisitions and fund transactional activity.
FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $59.0 million, or $0.67 per share compared to $68.7 million, or $0.77 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The decrease in FFO for the six months is due primarily to a decrease of $10.2 million, or $0.12 per share, of interest income following the anticipated repayments within the Structured Finance business.
Core Operating Results
As previously discussed, the Company’s 2018 leasing goal is to execute leases comprising approximately $8 million of NOI on a run rate basis. To date, the Company has executed leases comprising approximately $6.0 million of annualized NOI at its key street and urban locations on Madison Avenue (New York), Armitage Avenue (Lincoln Park, Chicago), M Street (Georgetown, Washington DC) and Greenwich Avenue (Greenwich, CT). As such, the Company has achieved over 75% of its leasing goals at rents in line with its expectations.
The Company experienced higher-than-anticipated same-property net operating income growth of 0.8% for the second quarter (excluding redevelopment), driven by better than expected portfolio performance. As projected, the first half of 2018 continued to reflect the impact of the previously-reported recapture of occupancy during 2017.
The Core Portfolio was 94.8% occupied and 95.3% leased as of June 30, 2018, compared to 94.4% occupied and 95.3% leased as of March 31, 2018. The leased rate includes space that is leased but not yet occupied and excludes development and redevelopment properties.
During the second quarter, the Company generated an 8.7% increase in rent on a cash basis on 25 conforming new and renewal leases aggregating 279,000 square feet primarily within our suburban portfolio.
City Center, San Francisco, CA. The Company has commenced construction on the 40,000-square foot expansion of City Center, its Target-anchored urban shopping center located in San Francisco. The expansion space is approximately 80% pre-leased, with anticipated tenant delivery and rent commencement in 2019.
Clark and Diversey, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL. Construction is currently underway on the Company’s 30,000-square foot development located at the corner of Clark Street and Diversey Parkway in Lincoln Park, Chicago. During June, Blue Mercury opened its 2,100 square foot store. The Company anticipates construction completion and delivery of the remaining leasable space to T.J. Maxx in the second half of 2018.
Fund V completed a $45.2 million acquisition during the six months ended June 30, 2018, which closed in the first quarter. In July 2018, Fund V completed a $59.3 million acquisition as follows:
Elk Grove Commons, Elk Grove, CA (Fund V). In July 2018, Fund V acquired a 242,000-square foot shopping center, located in Elk Grove, CA (Sacramento MSA), for $59.3 million. The property is anchored by Trader Joe’s, HomeGoods and Kohl’s. During its hold period, the fund expects to have an opportunity to re-anchor certain spaces to further strengthen the tenancy at this high-performing shopping center. This investment combines the Fund platform’s “high-yield opportunistic” and “value-add” strategies.
Through June 30, 2018, the Company has completed $34.0 million of Fund dispositions including $26.0 million completed during the second quarter as follows:
Sherman Plaza, New York, NY (Fund II). As previously reported, Fund II completed the sale of Sherman Plaza, located in upper Manhattan, to a residential developer for $26.0 million in April 2018. Following this sale, Fund II’s sole real estate investment is City Point.
Fund IV also has $8.1 million of dispositions under contract.
The Company has maintained its solid, low-leveraged balance sheet.
The Company repurchased an additional $23.1 million (1.0 million shares) of its common stock during the three months ended June 30, 2018. Aggregate purchases were $55.1 million (2.3 million shares) for the six months ended June 30, 2018 at an average cost of approximately $24 per share on a leverage-neutral basis. As a result of the Company’s successful capital recycling efforts to date, Core net debt decreased by $19.9 million during 2018. As of June 30, 2018, the Company’s net debt to EBITDA ratio for the Core Portfolio was 5.0x.
The Company reaffirms that its 2018 annual earnings per share will range from $0.37 to $0.48 and 2018 FFO per share will range from $1.33 to $1.45.
The Company’s 2018 operating assumptions are reaffirmed as follows:2018 annual growth of 1% to 3% in same-property NOI (excluding redevelopments), with quarterly SSNOI growth in the second half ranging from 2% - 7%: The variability and range of estimates for the third and fourth quarter are primarily dependent upon the rent commencement dates of certain executed key leases
Management will conduct a conference call on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET to review the Company’s earnings and operating results. Dial-in and webcast information is listed below.
About Acadia Realty Trust
Acadia Realty Trust is an equity real estate investment trust focused on delivering long-term, profitable growth via its dual - Core and Fund - operating platforms and its disciplined, location-driven investment strategy. Acadia Realty Trust is accomplishing this goal by building a best-in-class core real estate portfolio with meaningful concentrations of assets in the nation’s most dynamic urban and street-retail corridors; making profitable opportunistic and value-add investments through its series of discretionary, institutional funds; and maintaining a strong balance sheet. For further information, please visit www.acadiarealty.com.
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Certain matters in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities law and as such may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Acadia to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding Acadia’s future financial results and its ability to capitalize on potential investment opportunities. Factors that could cause the Company’s forward-looking statements to differ from its future results include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 27, 2018 (“Form 10-K”) and other periodic reports filed with the SEC, including risks related to: (i) political and economic uncertainty; (ii) the Company’s reliance on revenues derived from major tenants; (iii) the Company’s limited control over joint venture investments; (iv) the Company’s partnership structure; (v) real estate and the geographic concentration of the Company’s properties; (vi) market interest rates; (vii) leverage; (viii) liability for environmental matters; (ix) the Company’s growth strategy; (x) the Company’s status as a REIT; (xi) uninsured losses; (xii) information technology security threats and (xiii) the loss of key executives. Copies of the Form 10-K and the other periodic reports Acadia files with the SEC are available on the Company’s website at www.acadiarealty.com. Any forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date hereof. Acadia expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Acadia’s expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
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