American Assets Trust, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results and COVID-19 Operational Update
Net income available to common stockholders of
Funds From Operations per diluted share decreased 32% year-over-year for the first quarter, to
Collected 93% to date of rents that were due during the first quarter of 2021
First Quarter Highlights
- Net income available to common stockholders of
$1.3 millionfor the first quarter, or $0.02per diluted share.
- Funds From Operations decreased 32% year-over-year to
$0.38per diluted share for the first quarter.
- Same-store cash NOI decreased 4.5% year-over-year for the first quarter. Excluding lease termination fees, same-store cash NOI would have been (3.9)%.
- For the three months ended
March 31, 2021, we have collected 99% of office rents, 84% of retail rents (including the retail component of Waikiki Beach Walk) and 95% of multifamily rents, that were due during the first quarter.
- Total collections increased to 93% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 92% in the fourth quarter of 2021, 90% in the third quarter of 2020 and 87% in the second quarter of 2020.
- Leased approximately 65,000 comparable office square feet at an average straight-line basis and cash-basis contractual rent increase of 1% and decrease of 2%, respectively, for the first quarter.
- Leased approximately 46,000 comparable retail square feet at an average straight-line basis and cash-basis contractual rent decrease of 5% and decrease of 8%, respectively, for the first quarter.
- Closed inaugural public bond offering of
$500 millionin principal amount of 3.375% senior unsecured notes due 2031.
- With proceeds from the inaugural public bond offering, we repaid the
$150 millionSenior Guaranteed Notes, Series A, with make-whole payment thereon, and the $100 millionoutstanding on our revolving line of credit.
- As of
March 31, 2021, cash on the balance sheet was approximately $380 millionwith no debt obligations maturing during the remainder of 2021.
Net income attributable to common stockholders was
During the first quarter of 2021, the company generated Funds From Operations (“FFO”) for common stockholders of
FFO is a non-GAAP supplemental earnings measure which the company considers meaningful in measuring its operating performance. A reconciliation of FFO to net income is attached to this press release.
The portfolio leased status as of the end of the indicated quarter was as follows:
(1) Same-store office leased percentages excludes
(2) Same-store retail leased percentages exclude Waikele Center, due to significant redevelopment activity.
During the first quarter of 2021, the company signed 39 leases for approximately 124,300 square feet of office and retail space, as well as 432 multifamily apartment leases. Renewals accounted for 86% of the comparable office leases, 100% of the comparable retail leases, and 40% of the residential leases.
Office and Retail
On a comparable space basis (i.e. leases for which there was a former tenant) during the first quarter of 2021 and trailing four quarters ended
|Number of Leases Signed||Comparable Leased Sq. Ft.||Average Cash Basis % Change Over
||Average Cash Contractual Rent Per Sq. Ft.||Prior Average Cash Contractual Rent Per Sq. Ft.||Straight-Line Basis % Change Over
|Last 4 Quarters||36||182,000||8.9%||16.9%|
|Last 4 Quarters||75||288,000||(8.5)%||(4.9)%|
The average monthly base rent per leased unit for same-store properties for the first quarter of 2021 was
Same-Store Cash Net Operating Income
For the three months ended
|Three Months Ended (1)|
|Same-store Cash NOI (3)||$||47,397||$||49,610||(4.5||)||%|
(1) Same-store portfolio excludes (i) Waikele Center due to significant redevelopment activity; (ii)
(2) Same-store cash NOI for the three months ended
(3) Excluding lease termination fees for the three months ended
Same-store cash NOI is a non-GAAP supplemental earnings measure which the company considers meaningful in measuring its operating performance. A reconciliation of same-store cash NOI to net income is attached to this press release.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
The company declared dividends on its shares of common stock of
In addition, the company has declared a dividend on its common stock of
COVID-19 Operational Update
Rent Collection for the First Quarter of 2021 and
(1) Data as of
(2) Includes only the retail portion of
The company will hold a conference call to discuss the results for the first quarter and year end 2021 on
Supplemental financial information regarding the company's first quarter 2021 results may be found on the “Investors” page of the company's website at www.americanassetstrust.com. This supplemental information provides additional detail on items such as property occupancy, financial performance by property and debt maturity schedules.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Thousands, Except Share Data)
|Real estate, at cost|
|Operating real estate||$||3,164,594||$||3,155,280|
|Construction in progress||93,001||91,047|
|Held for development||547||547|
|Real estate, net||2,481,317||2,492,734|
|Cash and cash equivalents||380,434||137,333|
|Accounts receivable, net||6,031||6,938|
|Deferred rent receivables, net||76,690||72,476|
|Other assets, net||103,158||106,112|
|Liabilities and equity|
|Secured notes payable, net||$||110,934||$||110,923|
|Unsecured notes payable, net||1,536,890||1,196,677|
|Unsecured line of credit, net||—||99,151|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||71,226||59,262|
|Security deposits payable||6,629||6,590|
|Other liabilities and deferred credits, net||88,228||91,300|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||1,447,128||1,445,644|
|Accumulated dividends in excess of net income||(192,098||)||(176,560||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||1,964||1,753|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||3,049,346||$||2,817,309|
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Thousands, Except Shares and Per Share Data)
|Three Months Ended
|Other property income||2,856||4,673|
|Real estate taxes||11,354||11,045|
|General and administrative||6,823||6,820|
|Depreciation and amortization||27,501||27,462|
|Total operating expenses||63,924||67,895|
|Early extinguishment of debt||(4,271||)||—|
|Other income (expense), net||(53||)||108|
|Net income attributable to restricted shares||(137||)||(104||)|
|Net income attributable to unitholders in the
|Net income attributable to
|Net income per share|
|Basic income attributable to common stockholders per share||$||0.02||$||0.20|
|Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding - basic||59,984,335||59,723,072|
|Diluted income attributable to common stockholders per share||$||0.02||$||0.20|
|Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted||76,165,872||76,113,620|
|Dividends declared per common share||$||0.28||$||0.30|
Reconciliation of Net Income to Funds From Operations
The company's FFO attributable to common stockholders and operating partnership unitholders and reconciliation to net income is as follows (in thousands except shares and per share data, unaudited):
|Three Months Ended|
|Funds From Operations (FFO)|
|Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets||27,501|
|FFO, as defined by NAREIT||$||29,234|
|Less: Nonforfeitable dividends on restricted stock awards||(135||)|
|FFO attributable to common stock and units||$||29,099|
|FFO per diluted share/unit||$||0.38|
|Weighted average number of common shares and units, diluted||76,170,653|
Reconciliation of Same-Store Cash NOI to Net Income
The company's reconciliation of Same-Store Cash NOI to Net Income is as follows (in thousands, unaudited):
|Three Months Ended (1)|
|Same-store cash NOI||47,397||$||49,610|
|Non-same-store cash NOI||2,317||7,083|
|Tenant improvement reimbursements (2)||69||2,796|
|Non-cash revenue and other operating expenses (3)||4,603||3,641|
|General and administrative||(6,823||)||(6,820||)|
|Depreciation and amortization||(27,501||)||(27,462||)|
|Early extinguishment of debt||(4,271||)||—|
|Other income (expense), net||(53||)||108|
|Number of properties included in same-store analysis||25||24|
(1) Same-store portfolio includes the 830 building at Lloyd Portfolio which was placed into operations on
(2) Tenant improvement reimbursements are excluded from same-store cash NOI to provide a more accurate measure of operating performance.
(3) Represents adjustments related to the straight-line rent income recognized during the period offset by cash received during the period and the provision for bad debts recorded for deferred rent receivable balances; net change in lease receivables, the amortization of above (below) market rents, the amortization of lease incentives paid to tenants, the amortization of other lease intangibles, lease termination fees at
Reported results are preliminary and not final until the filing of the company's Form 10-Q with the
Use of Non-GAAP Information
Funds from Operations
The company calculates FFO in accordance with the standards established by the
FFO is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure. Management uses FFO as a supplemental performance measure because it believes that FFO is beneficial to investors as a starting point in measuring the company's operational performance. Specifically, in excluding real estate related depreciation and amortization and gains and losses from property dispositions, which do not relate to or are not indicative of operating performance, FFO provides a performance measure that, when compared year-over-year, captures trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs. The company also believes that, as a widely recognized measure of the performance of REITs, FFO will be used by investors as a basis to compare the company's operating performance with that of other REITs. However, because FFO excludes depreciation and amortization and captures neither the changes in the value of the company's properties that result from use or market conditions nor the level of capital expenditures and leasing commissions necessary to maintain the operating performance of the company's properties, all of which have real economic effects and could materially impact the company's results from operations, the utility of FFO as a measure of the company's performance is limited. In addition, other equity REITs may not calculate FFO in accordance with the NAREIT definition as the company does, and, accordingly, the company's FFO may not be comparable to such other REITs' FFO. Accordingly, FFO should be considered only as a supplement to net income as a measure of the company's performance. FFO should not be used as a measure of the company's liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund the company's cash needs, including the company's ability to pay dividends or service indebtedness. FFO also should not be used as a supplement to or substitute for cash flow from operating activities computed in accordance with GAAP.
Cash Net Operating Income
The company uses cash net operating income (“NOI”) internally to evaluate and compare the operating performance of the company's properties. The company believes cash NOI provides useful information to investors regarding the company's financial condition and results of operations because it reflects only those income and expense items that are incurred at the property level, and when compared across periods, can be used to determine trends in earnings of the company's properties as this measure is not affected by (1) the non-cash revenue and expense recognition items, (2) the cost of funds of the property owner, (3) the impact of depreciation and amortization expenses as well as gains or losses from the sale of operating real estate assets that are included in net income computed in accordance with GAAP or (4) general and administrative expenses and other gains and losses that are specific to the property owner. The company believes the exclusion of these items from net income is useful because the resulting measure captures the actual revenue generated and actual expenses incurred in operating the company's properties as well as trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs. Cash NOI is a measure of the operating performance of the company's properties but does not measure the company's performance as a whole. Cash NOI is therefore not a substitute for net income as computed in accordance with GAAP.
Cash NOI, is a non-GAAP financial measure of performance. The company defines cash NOI as operating revenues (rental income, tenant reimbursements, lease termination fees, ground lease rental income and other property income) less property and related expenses (property expenses, ground lease expense, property marketing costs, real estate taxes and insurance), adjusted for non-cash revenue and operating expense items such as straight-line rent, net change in lease receivables, amortization of lease intangibles, amortization of lease incentives and other adjustments. Cash NOI also excludes general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, interest expense, other nonproperty income and losses, acquisition-related expense, gains and losses from property dispositions, extraordinary items, tenant improvements, and leasing commissions. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating cash NOI, and accordingly, the company's cash NOI may not be comparable to the cash NOIs of other REITs.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” or “potential” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. While forward-looking statements reflect the company's good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, they are not guarantees of future performance. Currently, one of the most significant risk factors, is the potential adverse effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and performance of the company, its tenants and guests, the real estate market and the global economy and financial markets. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts the company, its tenants and guests will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the scope, severity and duration of the pandemic, the actions taken to contain the pandemic or mitigate its impact, and the direct and indirect economic effects of the pandemic and containment measures, among others. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the company's future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the company from time to time with the
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Source: American Assets Trust, Inc.