Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings

MILL VALLEY, Calif.--()--Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. (“FCPT” or the “Company”, NYSE: FCPT) announced today its operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

“As we passed our one-year anniversary as a standalone company, we are pleased with the progress we have made in building out our team and executing on our strategic plan.”

A supplemental financial and operating report that contains non-GAAP measures and other defined terms, along with this press release, has been posted to the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.fcpt.com/.

Highlights for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2016:

  • Net income attributable to common shareholders of $32.5 million, or $0.54 per diluted common share, including a $16.6 million gain on the sale of two properties.
  • GAAP rental revenue of $26.9 million, consisting of $24.6 million in cash rents and $2.3 million of straight-line rent adjustments.
  • NAREIT-defined Funds from Operations (FFO) of $21.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted common share.
  • Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO) of $18.8 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share.
  • General and administrative (G&A) expenses for the quarter of $2.6 million including $0.4 million of non-cash, stock-based compensation. G&A expenses for the year of $11.0 million including $1.6 million of non-cash, stock-based compensation.
  • Declared regular dividend of $0.2425 per common share for the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Acquired 43 restaurant properties with an investment value of $71.1 million, an initial weighted average cash yield of 6.6%, and a weighted average lease term of 17.3 years.
  • Disposed of two restaurant properties for a gross sales price of $24.8 million, representing a weighted average capitalization rate of 4.8%.
  • At December 31, 2016, FCPT had $445 million of outstanding debt, including $45 million drawn on its $350 million revolving credit facility, and $26.6 million of available cash and cash equivalents.
  • On December 5, FCPT established a $150 million At-The-Market (ATM) stock offering program. During December 2016, the Company sold 82,413 shares at a weighted average share price of $20.03, generating net proceeds of $1.63 million.
  • Issued 274,744 Operating Partnership units (“OP units”) at $20.13 per unit in connection with an acquisition of restaurant properties.

CEO Comments:

Bill Lenehan stated, “After the initiation of acquisition activity in the second and third quarter, we closed on a significant level of new investments in the fourth quarter consistent with our goal to grow and diversify from our strong initial Darden portfolio. With the initiation of an ATM equity program and the receipt of an investment grade rating of BBB- from Fitch, we also have begun to broaden our access to capital.

“As we passed our one-year anniversary as a standalone company, we are pleased with the progress we have made in building out our team and executing on our strategic plan.”

Real Estate Portfolio:

As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s rental portfolio consisted of 475 restaurant properties located in 44 states. The properties are 100% occupied under long-term, triple-net leases with a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 13.7 years and an estimated portfolio weighted average EBITDAR to Lease Rent coverage of 4.2x.

Conference Call Information:

Company management will host a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the results.

Interested parties can listen to the call via the following:

Internet: Go to http://dpregister.com/10100203 at least 15 minutes prior to start time of the call in order to register and to download any necessary audio software. Please note for those that register, the dial-in number will be provided upon registration.

Phone: 1-888-346-5243 (domestic) / 1-412-317-5120 (international). Participants not pre- registered must ask to be joined into the Four Corners Property Trust call.

Replay: Available through May 23, 2017 by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) / 1-412-317-0088 (international), Access Code 10100203

About FCPT:

FCPT, headquartered in Mill Valley, CA, is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company seeks to grow its portfolio by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a triple-net basis, for use in the restaurant and related food services industry.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding the Company’s intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding: operating and financial performance; and expectations regarding the making of distributions and the payment of dividends. Words such as “anticipate(s),” “expect(s),” “intend(s),” “plan(s),” “believe(s),” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seek(s)” and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and, except in the normal course of the Company’s public disclosure obligations, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and the Company can give no assurance that its expectations or the events described will occur as described. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Factors that could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s operations and future prospects or that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations are included in the sections entitled “Business,” “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016.

Notice Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In addition to U.S. GAAP financial measures, this press release and the referenced supplemental financial and operating report contain and may refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are in addition to, not a substitute for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered replacements for, and should be read together with, the most comparable GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and statements of why management believes these measures are useful to investors are included in the supplemental financial and operating report, which can be found in the investor relations section of our website.

Supplemental Materials and Website:

Supplemental materials on the Fourth Quarter 2016 operating results and other information on the company are available on the investors relations section of FCPT’s website at http://investors.fcpt.com/.

 
Four Corners Property Trust
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended   Years Ended
December 31, December 31,
  2016       2015     2016       2015  
 
Revenues:
Rental revenue $ 26,876 $ 15,134 $ 105,624 $ 15,134
Restaurant revenue   4,391     4,319     18,394     18,322  
Total revenues 31,267 19,453 124,018 33,456
 
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 2,546 1,856 10,977 1,856
Depreciation and amortization 5,231 3,153 20,577 3,758
Restaurant expenses 4,253 3,396 17,853 16,996
Interest expense   3,239     2,203     14,828     2,203  
Total operating expenses 15,269 10,608 64,235 24,813
 
Other income 9 - 97 -
Realized gain on sale, net   16,623     -     16,623     -  
 
Income before provision for income taxes 32,630 8,845 76,503 8,643
(Provision for) benefit from income taxes   (108 )   (2,949 )   80,347     (2,944 )
 
Net income 32,522 5,896 156,850 5,699
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   (41 )   -     (41 )   -  
Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders $ 32,481   $ 5,896   $ 156,809   $ 5,699  
 
Basic net income per share $ 0.54 $ 0.24 $ 2.75 $ 0.92
Diluted net income per share $ 0.54 $ 0.24 $ 2.63 $ 0.91
Regular dividends declared per share $ 0.2425 $ - $ 0.9700 $ -
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding(1):
Basic 59,837,636 24,385,346 56,984,561 6,206,375
Diluted 59,871,465 24,680,656 59,568,067 6,263,921
(1) Weighted average shares outstanding are calculated using the share count throughout 2015. Prior to November 9th, 2015, there were no shares outstanding.
 
Four Corners Property Trust
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  December 31,
  2016       2015  
ASSETS
Real estate investments:
Land $ 421,941 $ 404,812
Buildings, equipment and improvements   1,055,624     992,418  
Total real estate investments 1,477,565 1,397,230
Less: Accumulated depreciation   (583,307 )   (568,539 )
Total real estate investments, net 894,258 828,691
Cash and cash equivalents 26,643 98,073
Deferred rent 11,594 1,500
Derivative assets 837 165
Other assets   3,819     1,008  
Total Assets $ 937,151   $ 929,437  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Liabilities:
Notes payable ($445,000, net of $6,105 and $7,698 of deferred financing costs, respectively) $ 438,895 $ 392,302
Dividends payable 14,519 -
Deferred rental revenue 7,974 7,940
Derivative liabilities - 477
Deferred tax liabilities 196 80,881
Other liabilities   5,450     6,195  
Total liabilities   467,034     487,795  
 
Equity:

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 25,000,000 shares authorized, zero shares issued and outstanding

- -

Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 59,923,557 and 42,741,995 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively

6 4
Additional paid-in capital 438,864 436,697
Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss) 207 (316 )
Noncontrolling interest 5,097 -
Retained earnings   25,943     5,257  
Total equity   470,117     441,642  
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 937,151   $ 929,437  
 
Four Corners Property Trust
FFO and AFFO
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2016
Funds from operations (FFO):
Net income attributable to shareholders in accordance with GAAP $ 32,481 $ 156,809
Depreciation and amortization 5,231 20,577
Deferred tax benefit from REIT election - (80,410 )
Realized gain on sales of real estate   (16,623 )   (16,623 )
FFO (as defined by NAREIT) $ 21,089   $ 80,353  
Non-cash stock-based compensation 394 1,550
Non-cash amortization of deferred financing costs 398 1,592
Other non-cash interest (income) expense (749 ) (610 )
Straight-line rent   (2,295 )   (10,095 )
Adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) $ 18,837   $ 72,790  
 
Fully diluted shares outstanding 59,871,465 59,568,067
 
FFO per diluted share $ 0.35 $ 1.35
 
AFFO per diluted share $ 0.31 $ 1.22

Contacts

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.
Bill Lenehan, 415-965-8031
CEO
Gerry Morgan, 415-965-8032
CFO

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