WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC) (“LTC” or the “Company”) announces today operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. The Company reported an increase of 14.0% in Funds from Operations (“FFO”) to $20.0 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2013, from $17.5 million in the comparable 2012 period. FFO per diluted common share was $0.57 for the quarters ended September 30, 2013 and 2012.
“LTC is pleased to announce the successful completion and opening of its third development project this year. We are excited about the addition of another new private pay seniors housing community to our portfolio and look forward to expanding our relationship with Oxford.”
Normalized FFO was $20.0 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $17.6 million in the third quarter of 2012. Normalized FFO per diluted common share was $0.57 for the quarters ended September 30, 2013 and 2012. The increase in FFO and normalized FFO was due to higher revenues resulting from acquisitions and completed property developments and a decrease in interest expense partially offset by higher weighted average shares outstanding.
Net income available to common stockholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $16.4 million or $0.47 per diluted share. For the same period in 2012, net income available to common stockholders was $11.6 million or $0.38 per diluted share. The increase in net income available to common stockholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was primarily due to the gain on sale of six skilled nursing properties with a total of 230 beds and higher revenues from acquisitions and completed property developments.
As previously announced on October 1, 2013, the Company increased its monthly cash dividend on its common stock to $0.17 per share for the fourth quarter of 2013, approximately a 9.7% increase from the previous $0.155 per share. The Company declared a monthly cash dividend of $0.17 per share per month for the months of October, November and December 2013, payable on October 31, November 29 and December 31, 2013, respectively, to stockholders of record on October 23, November 21 and December 23, 2013, respectively.
The Company also announces that it locked rate on $70.0 million of senior unsecured promissory notes under its shelf agreement with Prudential Investment Management, Inc. The notes, when issued, would bear interest at an annual fixed rate of 3.99% and mature in 8 years with interest-only payments in the first two years and annual principal amortization thereafter. The Company expects the sale of the notes to occur on or around November 20, 2013 and to use the proceeds to pay down its unsecured revolving line of credit.
Additionally, the Company announces the completion and opening of a 77-unit combination assisted living and memory care property in Wichita, Kansas in October 2013. The total project cost for the property was approximately $10.6 million. The property is leased to an affiliate of Oxford Senior Living (“Oxford”) under a 10-year lease with two 5-year renewal options. Cash rent began on November 1, 2013 at an initial cash yield of 9.25% and will increase 2.5% annually.
Wendy Simpson, LTC’s Chairman, CEO and President, commented, “LTC is pleased to announce the successful completion and opening of its third development project this year. We are excited about the addition of another new private pay seniors housing community to our portfolio and look forward to expanding our relationship with Oxford.”
Conference Call Information
The Company will conduct a conference call on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, in order to comment on the Company’s performance and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. The conference call is accessible by dialing 888-317-6016. The international number is 412-317-6016. An audio replay of the conference call will be available from November 5 through November 20, 2013. Callers can access the replay by dialing 877-344-7529 or 412-317-0088 and entering conference number 10035985. The earnings release will be available on our website. The Company’s supplemental information package for the current period will also be available on the Company’s website at www.LTCProperties.com in the “Presentations” section of the “Investor Information” tab.
At September 30, 2013, LTC had investments in 84 skilled nursing properties, 105 assisted living properties, 9 range of care properties, two schools and six parcels of land under development. These properties are located in 29 states. Assisted living properties, independent living properties, memory care properties and combinations thereof are included in the assisted living property type. Range of care properties consist of properties providing skilled nursing and any combination of assisted living, independent living and/or memory care services. The Company is a self-administered real estate investment trust that primarily invests in senior housing and long-term care facilities through facility lease transactions, mortgage loans and other investments. For more information on LTC Properties, Inc., visit the Company’s website at www.LTCProperties.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes statements that are not purely historical and 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, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. All statements other than historical facts contained in this press release are forward looking statements. These forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Please see our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and in our other publicly available filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. All forward looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such forward looking statements. Although the Company’s management believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The actual results achieved by the Company may differ materially from any forward looking statements due to the risks and uncertainties of such statements.
LTC PROPERTIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Interest income from mortgage loans||1,086||1,398||3,195||4,361|
|Interest and other income||94||96||279||818|
|Depreciation and amortization||6,139||5,793||18,152||16,053|
|General and administrative expenses||2,676||2,370||8,962||7,498|
|Income from continuing operations||14,429||12,251||40,755||37,785|
|Net income from discontinued operations||238||253||805||748|
|Gain on real estate assets, net||2,619||—||1,605||16|
|Net income from discontinued operations||2,857||253||2,410||764|
|Income allocated to non-controlling interests||—||(9||)||—||(30||)|
|Net income attributable to LTC Properties, Inc.||17,286||12,495||43,165||38,519|
|Income allocated to participating securities||(95||)||(94||)||(284||)||(279||)|
|Income allocated to preferred stockholders||(818||)||(818||)||(2,454||)||(2,454||)|
|Net income available to common stockholders||$||16,373||$||11,583||$||40,427||$||35,786|
|Basic earnings per common share:|
|Net income available to common stockholders||$||0.47||$||0.38||$||1.24||$||1.18|
|Diluted earnings per common share:|
|Net income available to common stockholders||$||0.47||$||0.38||$||1.24||$||1.18|
|Weighted average shares used to calculate earnings per common share:|
|NOTE: Computations of per share amounts from continuing operations, discontinued operations and net income are made independently. Therefore, the sum of per share amounts from continuing operations and discontinued operations may not agree with the per share amounts from net income allocable to common stockholders.|
Supplemental Reporting Measures
FFO, adjusted FFO (“AFFO”), and Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) are supplemental measures of a real estate investment trust’s (“REIT”) financial performance that are not defined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Investors, analysts and the Company use FFO, AFFO and FAD as supplemental measures of operating performance and we believe they are helpful in evaluating the operating performance of a REIT. Real estate values historically rise and fall with market conditions, but cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with U.S. GAAP assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. We believe that by excluding the effect of historical cost depreciation, which may be of limited relevance in evaluating current performance, FFO, AFFO and FAD facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods. Additionally the Company believes that normalized FFO, normalized AFFO and normalized FAD provide useful information because they allow investors, analysts and our management to compare the Company’s operating performance on a consistent basis without having to account for differences caused by unanticipated items.
FFO, as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), means net income available to common stockholders (computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP) excluding gains or losses on the sale of real estate and impairment write-downs of depreciable real estate plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Normalized FFO represents FFO adjusted for certain items detailed in the reconciliations. The Company’s computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that have a different interpretation of the current NAREIT definition from the Company; therefore, caution should be exercised when comparing our company’s FFO to that of other REITs.
We define AFFO as FFO excluding the effects of straight-line rent and amortization of lease inducement. U.S. GAAP requires rental revenues related to non-contingent leases that contain specified rental increases over the life of the lease to be recognized evenly over the life of the lease. This method results in rental income in the early years of a lease that is higher than actual cash received, creating a straight-line rent receivable asset included in our consolidated balance sheet. At some point during the lease, depending on its terms, cash rent payments exceed the straight-line rent which results in the straight-line rent receivable asset decreasing to zero over the remainder of the lease term. By excluding the non-cash portion of straight-line rental revenue and amortization of lease inducement, investors, analysts and our management can compare AFFO between periods. Normalized AFFO represents AFFO adjusted for certain items detailed in the reconciliations.
We define FAD as AFFO excluding the effects of non-cash compensation charges. FAD is useful in analyzing the portion of cash flow that is available for distribution to stockholders. Investors, analysts and the Company utilize FAD as an indicator of common dividend potential. The FAD payout ratio, which represents annual distributions to common shareholders expressed as a percentage of FAD, facilitates the comparison of dividend coverage between REITs. Normalized FAD represents FAD adjusted for certain items detailed in the reconciliations.
The Company uses FFO, normalized FFO, normalized AFFO and normalized FAD as supplemental performance measures of our cash flow generated by operations and cash available for distribution to stockholders. FFO, normalized FFO, normalized AFFO and normalized FAD do not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs and should not be considered an alternative to net income available to common stockholders.
Reconciliation of FFO, Normalized FFO, Normalized AFFO and Normalized FAD
The following table reconciles net income available to common stockholders to FFO available to common stockholders, normalized FFO available to common stockholders, normalized AFFO and normalized FAD (unaudited, amounts in thousands, except per share amounts):
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Net income available to common stockholders||
|Add: Depreciation and amortization (continuing and discontinued operations)||6,202||5,925||18,469||16,461|
|Less: Gain on sale of real estate, net||(2,619||)||—||(1,605||)||(16||)|
|FFO available to common stockholders||19,956||17,508||57,291||52,231|
|Add: Non-cash interest related to earn-out liabilities||36||110||256||330|
|Less: Non-recurring one time items||—||—||707||
|Normalized FFO available to common stockholders||19,992||17,618||58,254||52,214|
|Add (less): Non-cash rental income||(975||)||(701||)||(2,505||)||(1,704||)|
|Normalized adjusted FFO (AFFO)||19,017||16,917||55,749||50,510|
|Add: Non-cash compensation charges||542||445||1,593||1,355|
|Normalized funds available for distribution (FAD)||$||19,559||$||17,362||$||57,342||$||51,865|
(1) Represents the one-time severance and accelerated restricted stock vesting charges related to the retirement of the Company’s former Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning.
(2) Represents revenue from the Sunwest bankruptcy settlement distribution.
|Basic FFO available to common stockholders per share||$||0.58||$||0.58||$||1.76||$||1.73|
|Diluted FFO available to common stockholders per share||$||0.57||$||0.57||$||1.72||$||1.69|
|Diluted FFO available to common stockholders||$||20,869||$||18,429||$||60,029||$||54,994|
|Weighted average shares used to calculate diluted FFO per share available to common stockholders||36,779||32,521||34,858||32,494|
|Basic normalized FFO available to common stockholders per share||$||0.58||$||0.58||$||1.79||$||1.73|
|Diluted normalized FFO available to common stockholders per share||$||0.57||$||0.57||$||1.75||$||1.69|
|Diluted normalized FFO available to common stockholders||$||20,905||$||18,539||$||60,992||$||54,977|
|Weighted average shares used to calculate diluted normalized FFO per share available to common stockholders||36,779||32,521||34,858||32,494|
|Basic normalized AFFO per share||$||0.55||$||0.56||$||1.71||$||1.67|
|Diluted normalized AFFO per share||$||0.54||$||0.55||$||1.68||$||1.64|
|Diluted normalized AFFO||$||19,930||$||17,838||$||58,487||$||53,273|
|Weighted average shares used to calculate diluted normalized AFFO per share||36,779||32,521||34,858||32,494|
|Basic normalized FAD per share||$||0.57||$||0.57||$||1.76||$||1.72|
|Diluted normalized FAD per share||$||0.56||$||0.56||$||1.72||$||1.68|
|Diluted normalized FAD||$||20,472||$||18,283||$||60,080||$||54,628|
|Weighted average shares used to calculate diluted normalized FAD per share||36,779||32,521||34,858||32,494|
LTC PROPERTIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(amounts in thousands)
|September 30, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|Real estate investments:|
|Buildings and improvements||834,345||811,867|
|Accumulated depreciation and amortization||(212,495||)||(194,448||)|
|Net real estate property||698,601||692,121|
|Properties held-for-sale, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization: 2013 — $0; 2012 — $4,100||—||9,426|
|Net real estate property||698,601||701,547|
Mortgage loans receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts: 2013 — $411; 2012 — $782
|Real estate investments, net||739,269||740,846|
|Cash and cash equivalents||60,338||7,191|
|Debt issue costs, net||2,514||3,040|
Straight-line rent receivable, net of allowance for doubtful
accounts: 2013 — $1,541; 2012 — $1,513
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||7,453||7,542|
|Straight-line rent receivable and other assets related to properties held-for-sale, net of allowance for doubtful accounts: 2013 — $0; 2012 — $44||—||238|
|Senior unsecured notes||185,800||185,800|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||15,275||12,165|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities related to properties held-for-sale||33||361|
|Preferred stock $0.01 par value; 15,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding: 2013 — 2,000; 2012 — 2,000||38,500||38,500|
Common stock: $0.01 par value; 60,000 shares authorized;
shares issued and outstanding: 2013 — 34,752; 2012 — 30,544
|Capital in excess of par value||688,341||510,236|
|Cumulative net income||767,198||724,033|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||125||152|
|Total LTC Properties, Inc. stockholders' equity||636,024||463,101|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||841,243||$||789,592|