HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 3, 2018--Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) (the “Company” or “Omega”) today announced its results of operations for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018. The Company reported for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 net income of $82.0 million or $0.39 per common share. The Company also reported Funds From Operations (“FFO”) for the quarter of $155.5 million or $0.75 per common share, Adjusted Funds From Operations (“AFFO” or “Adjusted FFO”) of $159.1 million or $0.76 per common share, and Funds Available For Distribution (“FAD”) of $140.3 million.
FFO for the second quarter of 2018 includes $4.1 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expense, $1.0 million of unrealized gain on warrants and $0.6 million in provisions for uncollectible accounts (Adjusted FFO excludes those three items). FFO, AFFO and FAD are non-GAAP financial measures. For more information regarding these non-GAAP measures, see the “Funds From Operations” schedule.
GAAP NET INCOME
For the three-month period ended June 30, 2018, the Company reported net income of $82.0 million, or $0.39 per common share, on operating revenues of $219.9 million. This compares to net income of $68.2 million, or $0.33 per common share, on operating revenues of $235.8 million, for the same period in 2017.
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, the Company reported net income of $169.9 million, or $0.82 per common share, on operating revenues of $440.1 million. This compares to net income of $177.3 million, or $0.86 per common share, on operating revenues of $467.5 million, for the same period in 2017.
The year-to-date decrease in net income compared to the prior year was primarily due to a $32.3 million reduction in revenue associated with the Orianna Health Systems (“Orianna” and f/k/a ARK) portfolio, a favorable $10.4 million contractual settlement recorded in the first quarter of 2017, a $7.0 million increase in general and administrative expenses, $3.3 million in increased provisions for uncollectible accounts and $3.0 million in increased interest expense. This decrease in net income was partially offset by $22.0 million decrease in interest refinancing costs, $14.0 million decrease in impairments on real estate assets and $7.8 million in increased gains on the sale of assets.
Taylor Pickett, Omega’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “This has been an eventful yet productive quarter. We sold the majority of facilities associated with our strategic asset repositioning effort; we restructured our Signature portfolio; and we transitioned our legacy Orianna Mississippi and Indiana facilities to two existing Omega operators.” Mr. Pickett added, “As we noted last week, we have terminated the restructuring support agreement with our tenant 4 West Holdings and the sponsor of Orianna’s restructuring plan. We continue to work to resolve the remaining Orianna portfolio issues. While the form of that resolution is evolving, with $12.5 million of annual rent already realized, we remain confident that the final resolution will ultimately result in our previously stated range of $32 million to $38 million of annual rent or rent equivalents from the assets that previously constituted our Orianna portfolio.” Mr. Pickett concluded, “During the quarter, we hosted an Investor Day in which we provided industry and demographic information highlighting the growth opportunities ahead of us. With an improved portfolio of assets and the majority of our dispositions behind us, we can now focus on redeploying the proceeds and growing the business.”
2018 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
In Q3 2018, the Company …declared a $0.66 per share quarterly common stock dividend. transitioned 14 Orianna facilities to existing operators for annual contractual rent of $12.5 million.
In Q2 2018, the Company …sold 47 assets for consideration of $137.6 million in cash, a $25 million seller note and $53.1 million in buyer assumed debt. completed $77 million in new investments. invested $54 million in capital renovation and construction-in-progress projects. declared a $0.66 per share quarterly common stock dividend.
In Q1 2018, the Company …sold 14 facilities and had 3 mortgage loans repaid, totaling $98.4 million in net cash proceeds. invested $38 million in capital renovation and construction-in-progress projects. completed $30 million in new investments. increased its quarterly common stock dividend rate to $0.66 per share.
SECOND QUARTER 2018 RESULTS
Operating Revenues and Expenses – Operating revenues for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 totaled $219.9 million, which included $18.4 million of non-cash revenue.
Operating expenses for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 totaled $84.3 million and consisted of $69.6 million of depreciation and amortization expense, $11.1 million of general and administrative expense, $4.1 million of stock-based compensation expense, $0.6 million in provisions for uncollectible accounts and recovery on real estate properties of $1.1 million. For more information on impairment charges, see the Asset Impairment and Disposition section below.
Other Income and Expense – Other income and expense for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 was a net expense of $49.3 million, primarily consisting of $48.1 million of interest expense, $2.2 million of amortized deferred financing costs, offset by $1.0 million in unrealized gain on warrants, classified in Interest income and other – net.
Funds From Operations – For the three-month period ended June 30, 2018, FFO was $155.5 million, or $0.75 per common share, on 208 million weighted-average common shares outstanding, compared to $150.9 million, or $0.73 per common share on 207 million weighted-average common shares outstanding, for the same period in 2017.
The $155.5 million of FFO for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 includes the impact of $4.1 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expense, $0.6 million in provisions for uncollectible accounts and $1.0 million in unrealized gain on warrants.
The $150.9 million of FFO for the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 includes the impact of $23.5 million of one-time interest refinancing costs, $3.7 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expense and $2.7 million in provisions for uncollectible accounts, offset by $1.9 million of one-time revenue.
Adjusted FFO was $159.1 million, or $0.76 per common share, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018, compared to $179.0 million, or $0.87 per common share, for the same period in 2017. For further information see the “Funds From Operations” schedule.
Equity Shelf Program and Dividend Reinvestment and Common Stock Purchase Plan – During the three-month period ended June 30, 2018, the Company sold 1.7 million shares of its common stock, generating $50.4 million of gross proceeds. The following table outlines shares of the Company’s common stock issued under its Equity Shelf Program and its Dividend Reinvestment and Common Stock Purchase Plan in 2018:
2018 SECOND QUARTER PORTFOLIO ACTIVITY
$131 Million of New Investments in Q2 2018 – In Q2 2018, the Company completed approximately $77 million of new investments and $54 million in capital renovations and new construction consisting of the following:
$44 Million Mortgage Loan – On June 27, 2018, the Company entered into a $44.2 million first mortgage loan with an existing operator of the Company. The loan is secured by five skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) with 522 beds located in Michigan. The loan is cross-defaulted and cross-collateralized with the Company’s existing loans and master lease with the operator. The loan bears an initial annual interest rate of 9.5%, which rate increases each year by 0.225%.
$23 Million Acquisition – On June 1, 2018, the Company acquired five SNFs for approximately $22.8 million from an unrelated third party. The five Texas SNFs with 298 beds were added to an existing operator’s master lease with an initial cash yield of 9.5% with 2.195% annual rent escalators.
$10 Million Mezzanine Loan – On May 24, 2018, the Company invested an additional $10.0 million into an existing $50.0 million mezzanine loan. The annual interest rate increased to 12.0% and the maturity date was extended to May 2023.
$54 Million Capital Renovation Projects – In addition to the new investments outlined above, in Q2 2018, the Company invested $54.1 million under its capital renovation and construction-in-progress programs.
Orianna – On July 1, 2018, the Company transitioned the legacy Orianna portfolio in Mississippi (13 facilities) to an existing Omega operator with annual contractual rent of $12 million. On August 1, 2018, a legacy Orianna facility in Indiana was transitioned to an existing operator with annual contractual rent of $0.5 million.
On July 25, 2018, Omega terminated the restructuring support agreement with its tenant 4 West Holdings and the sponsor of Orianna’s restructuring plan. The Company is evaluating and/or pursuing alternative courses of action to protect its assets and shareholder value, and working with operators to protect the interests of residents of the facilities.
Agemo Holdings LLC (formerly Signature Healthcare) – As previously reported in the Company’s Form 10-Q, filed on May 10, 2018, Omega and Signature Healthcare entered into a consensual, out-of-court restructuring agreement on May 7, 2018. As part of the restructuring, Signature Healthcare was reorganized to separate each of its primary portfolios with its three major landlords into distinct lease silos. Signature Healthcare formed Agemo Holdings LLC to be the holding company of the leases and loans of the Omega portfolio.
In connection with the Signature Healthcare restructuring, Omega agreed to: (1) defer up to $6.3 million of rent per annum for 3 years commencing May 1, 2018; (2) provide capital expenditure funds of approximately $4.5 million per year for 3 years to be used for the general maintenance and capital improvements of our 59 facilities; (3) extend a 7-year working capital term loan at 7% for an amount up to $25 million with a maturity date of April 30, 2025; (4) extend the term of the master lease by two years to December 31, 2030 and (5) extend the maturity date of the existing term loan by two years to December 31, 2024.
ASSET IMPAIRMENTS AND DISPOSITIONS
During the second quarter of 2018, the Company sold 47 assets (33 previously classified as assets held for sale and one classified as a direct financing lease) for consideration of $137.6 million in cash, a $25 million seller note and $53.1 million in buyer-assumed HUD debt, recognizing a loss of approximately $2.9 million.
During the second quarter, the Company received $5.2 million in insurance proceeds related to a facility destroyed in a fire in 2017 (note – the Company recorded a $12.6 million impairment charge related to the fire in Q4 2017) and expects to receive additional insurance proceeds in the second half of 2018. The Company recorded impairment charges of $4.1 million primarily related to reducing the net book values on five facilities to their estimated fair values or expected selling prices. The combination of the recovery and the impairment charges resulted in a net recovery on real estate properties of $1.1 million.
As of June 30, 2018, the Company had three facilities classified as assets held for sale totaling $3.8 million. The Company expects to sell these facilities over the next few quarters.
As part of its ongoing strategic asset repositioning program, in addition to the $3.8 million of assets held for sale, the Company is evaluating an additional $90+ million of potential disposition opportunities within its portfolio and may incur additional impairments or potential losses on the dispositions.
On July 13, 2018, the Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.66 per share, to be paid August 15, 2018 to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 31, 2018.
2018 ADJUSTED FFO GUIDANCE REVISED
The Company increased the lower end of its 2018 Adjusted FFO guidance by $0.07 to its revised range of $3.03 to $3.06 per diluted share.
Bob Stephenson, Omega’s CFO commented, “Similar to the first quarter, our better-than-expected second quarter results were predominantly due to planned asset sales occurring later in the quarter than initially assumed. Accordingly, we are increasing the low end of our guidance for 2018 annual AFFO and FAD.” Mr. Stephenson continued, “As I stated when we issued our 2018 guidance in February, we expanded our initial guidance range this year due to lack of clarity around the timing of asset sales, capital redeployment and the ultimate resolution on Orianna. With the majority of our strategic asset repositioning complete, we feel comfortable increasing the low end of our guidance range. While we expect to redeploy most of the proceeds from the asset sales by year-end, the exact timing around redeployment will significantly impact where we fall within this revised guidance range.”
The following table presents a reconciliation of Omega’s guidance regarding Adjusted FFO to projected GAAP earnings.
The Company’s Adjusted FFO guidance for 2018 reflects the impact of capital renovation projects, $311 million of assets sold and mortgages repaid through Q2 2018, the sale of $4 million of assets held for sale, approximately $90+ million of potential divestitures and the redeployment of capital from asset sales. It assumes the Company will not be recording revenue related to its Orianna portfolio for the majority of 2018, with the exception of $6.25 million ($12.5 million annually) related to Orianna’s former Mississippi and Indiana facilities, which transitioned to two existing operators of the Company effective July 1 and August 1, respectively. It also excludes the impact of gains and losses from the sale of assets, certain revenue and expense items, interest refinancing expense, capital transactions, acquisition costs, and additional provisions for uncollectible accounts, if any. The Company may, from time to time, update its publicly announced Adjusted FFO guidance, but it is not obligated to do so.
The Company’s guidance is based on a number of assumptions, which are subject to change and many of which are outside the Company’s control. If actual results vary from these assumptions, the Company’s expectations may change. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the timing and completion of acquisitions, divestitures, capital and financing transactions, and variations in stock-based compensation expense may cause actual results to vary materially from our current expectations. There can be no assurance that the Company will achieve its projected results.
The Company will be conducting a conference call on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. Eastern to review the Company’s 2018 second quarter results and current developments. Analysts and investors within the United States interested in participating are invited to call (877) 511-2891. The Canadian toll-free dial-in number is (855) 669-9657. All other international participants can use the dial-in number (412) 902-4140. Ask the operator to be connected to the “Omega Healthcare’s Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Call.”
To listen to the conference call via webcast, log on to www.omegahealthcare.com and click the “earnings call” icon on the Company’s home page. Webcast replays of the call will be available on the Company’s website for two weeks following the call.
Omega is a real estate investment trust that invests in the long-term healthcare industry, primarily in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Its portfolio of assets is operated by a diverse group of healthcare companies, predominantly in a triple-net lease structure. The assets span all regions within the US, as well as in the UK.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding Omega’s or its tenants’, operators’, borrowers’ or managers’ expected future financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, funds from operations, dividends and dividend plans, financing opportunities and plans, capital markets transactions, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, operating metrics, capital expenditures, competitive positions, acquisitions, investment opportunities, dispositions, facility transitions, growth opportunities, expected lease income, continued qualification as a REIT, plans and objectives of management for future operations and statements that include words such as “anticipate,” “if,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will” and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual results may differ from Omega’s expectations. Omega does not undertake a duty to update these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made.
Omega’s actual results may differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including, among other things: (i) uncertainties relating to the business operations of the operators of Omega’s properties, including those relating to reimbursement by third-party payors, regulatory matters and occupancy levels; (ii) regulatory and other changes in the healthcare sector; (iii) changes in the financial position of Omega’s operators; (iv) the ability of any of Omega’s operators in bankruptcy to reject unexpired lease obligations, modify the terms of Omega’s mortgages and impede the ability of Omega to collect unpaid rent or interest during the pendency of a bankruptcy proceeding and retain security deposits for the debtor’s obligations, and other costs and uncertainties associated with operator bankruptcies; (v) the availability and cost of capital; (vi) changes in Omega’s credit ratings and the ratings of its debt securities; (vii) competition in the financing of healthcare facilities; (viii) Omega’s ability to maintain its status as a REIT; (ix) Omega’s ability to sell assets held for sale or complete potential asset sales on a timely basis and on terms that allow Omega to realize the carrying value of these assets; (x) Omega’s ability to re-lease, otherwise transition or sell underperforming assets on a timely basis and on terms that allow Omega to realize the carrying value of these assets; (xi) the effect of economic and market conditions generally, and particularly in the healthcare industry; (xii) the potential impact of changes in the SNF and assisted living facility (“ALF”) market or local real estate conditions on the Company’s ability to dispose of assets held for sale for the anticipated proceeds or on a timely basis, or to redeploy the proceeds therefrom on favorable terms; (xiii) changes in interest rates; (xiv) changes in tax laws and regulations affecting REITs; and (xv) other factors identified in Omega’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements regarding future events and developments and Omega’s future performance, as well as management’s expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward looking statements. Omega undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement.
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