MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 2, 2018--Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) (the “Company,” the “Trust,” “we,” “our” and “us”), a self-managed healthcare real estate investment trust, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

John T. Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, commented, “Physicians Realty Trust recently celebrated our 5th anniversary as a public company, and consistent with our 5-year track record of success, our team and relationships delivered outstanding results during the second quarter of 2018. Consistent with our 2018 plans announced earlier this year, we have had an acute focus on improving the overall quality of our real estate assets, operating results, and relationships. So far this year we have accomplished all three, while also improving our balance sheet. Year-to-date we have completed $220.3 million of dispositions at favorable valuations while reinvesting $179.1 million of those proceeds to expand existing relationships in newer, higher quality facilities leased to strong credit tenants, while also reducing debt with the balance of the proceeds.”

“We will continue to be selective in deploying capital in this market, but remain very optimistic about our ability to continue to execute and grow in the years to come. We believe we have the best overall portfolio of medical office facilities in the United States, approaching 97% leased, almost 90% on-campus or affiliated with a health system, and over half of our rentable square feet directly leased to an investment-grade health system or affiliate. We look for a continuation of this strategy and execution during the second half of 2018, with the potential for more dispositions, selective investment, and an eagle-eye focus on operating performance,” Mr. Thomas continued.

“At Physicians Realty Trust, we ‘Invest in better.’ Consistent with our Mission and Vision, our ultimate goal is to help medical providers, patients and clients, and shareholders realize better healthcare, better communities, and better returns. We do this by offering broader and deeper healthcare expertise than any other REIT, by crafting solutions that benefit all parties, and by consistently executing for our long-standing industry relationships to source and sustain the highest quality properties and tenants in the industry,” Mr. Thomas concluded. To learn more, visit www.docreit.com/InvestInBetter.

Second Quarter Financial Results

Total revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $107.0 million, an increase of 40% from the same period in 2017. As of June 30, 2018, the portfolio was 96.6% leased, excluding assets classified as held for sale.

Total expenses for the second quarter 2018 were $92.3 million, an increase of 29% from the same period in 2017. The increase in expenses was primarily the result of a $9.6 million increase in depreciation and amortization, a $9.8 million increase in operating expenses, and a $5.7 million increase in interest expense.

Net income for the second quarter 2018 increased to $12.1 million, compared to net income of $10.3 million for the second quarter 2017, an increase of 17%.

Net income attributable to common shareholders for the second quarter 2018 was $11.3 million. Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter 2018 was $0.06 based on 187.4 million weighted average common shares and OP units outstanding.

Funds from operations (FFO) for the second quarter 2018 consisted of net income, plus $37.7 million of depreciation and amortization, plus $2.6 million of loss on sale of investment properties, less $0.4 million of other adjustments, resulting in $0.28 per share and OP unit on a fully diluted basis. Normalized FFO, which adjusts for net changes in fair value, was $51.9 million, or $0.28 per share and OP unit on a fully diluted basis.

Normalized funds available for distribution (FAD) for the second quarter 2018, which consists of normalized FFO adjusted for non-cash share compensation, straight-line rent adjustments, amortization of acquired above-market and below-market leases and assumed debt, amortization of lease inducements, amortization of deferred financing costs, and recurring capital expenditures, was $43.5 million.

Our same-store portfolio, which includes 207 properties representing approximately 72% of our net leasable square footage, generated year-over-year same-store NOI growth of 3.3% for the second quarter 2018. Same-store data for the second quarter 2018 excludes 23 assets slated for disposition and the Kennewick MOB.

The Company sold 15 medical office buildings located in three states for approximately $90.7 million.

Assets Slated for Disposition

We consider 23 properties in 8 states, representing an aggregate of approximately 782,984 square feet of gross leasable area, to be slated for disposition as of June 30, 2018. These assets include 17 assets classified as held for sale, which were sold on July 27, 2018, as discussed in the “Recent Disposition Activity” portion of this press release, and 6 additional properties which we believe no longer meet our core business strategy from a size, age, geography, or line of business perspective.

Other Recent Events

Dividend Paid

On June 21, 2018, our Board of Trustees authorized and declared a cash distribution of $0.23 per common share and OP Unit for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2018. The distribution was paid on July 18, 2018 to common shareholders and OP Unit holders of record as of the close of business on July 3, 2018.

Second Quarter Investment Activity

In the quarter ended June 30, 2018, the Company completed the acquisition of one operating healthcare property with approximately 231,486 net leasable square feet for an aggregate purchase price of $71.3 million that is expected to yield 6.0% during the first year of our investment.

Recent Disposition Activity

During the second quarter, and through the date of this press release, the Company completed the disposition of 32 properties in two separate portfolios, representing an aggregate 1,022,948 square feet for $217.8 million, at a 7.2% cap rate. The Company recognized an aggregate net gain of approximately $11.9 million. We believe disposing of these assets improves our portfolio quality by selling assets in smaller or underperforming markets, increasing our average building size, and increasing the average tenant credit. The proceeds will be redeployed into higher quality assets and used to reduce debt.

Conference Call Information

The Company has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. ET to discuss its financial performance and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-0784 from within the U.S. or (201) 689-8560 for international callers. Participants can reference the Physicians Realty Trust Second Quarter Earnings Call or passcode: 13680943. The conference call also will be available via a live listen-only webcast and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.docreit.com. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning August 2, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET until September 2, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET, by dialing (844) 512-2921 (U.S.) or (412) 317-6671 (International); passcode: 13680943. A replay of the webcast also will be accessible on the Investor Relations website for one year following the event. Beginning August 2, 2018, the Company’s supplemental information package for the second quarter 2018 will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website under the “Supplemental Information” tab.

About Physicians Realty Trust

Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare. The Company conducts its business through an UPREIT structure in which its properties are owned by Physicians Realty L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “operating partnership”), directly or through limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other subsidiaries. The Company is the sole general partner of the operating partnership and, as of June 30, 2018, owned approximately 97.1% of the partnership interests in our operating partnership (“OP Units”).

Investors are encouraged to visit the Investor Relations portion of the Company’s website ( www.docreit.com ) for additional information, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, press releases, supplemental information packages and investor presentations.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are “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, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “outlook”, “continue”, and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward looking statements may include statements regarding the Company’s strategic and operational plans, the Company’s ability to generate internal and external growth, the future outlook, anticipated cash returns, cap rates or yields on properties, anticipated closing of property acquisitions, and ability to execute its business plan. While forward-looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. Forward looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, not all of which are known to the Company and many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), including, without limitation, the Company’s annual and periodic reports and other documents filed with the Commission. Unless legally required, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a description of factors that may cause the Company’s actual results or performance to differ from its forward-looking statements, please review the information under the heading “Risk Factors” included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 filed by the Company with the Commission on March 1, 2018 and in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018 filed by the Company with the Commission on May 4, 2018.

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