RADNOR, Pa., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) today reported its financial and operating results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2016.
“Our second quarter was highlighted by continued progress of our business plan execution by the completion of the office portion of FMC Tower with our anchor tenant taking occupancy in May,” stated Gerard H. Sweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Realty Trust. “We continue to execute on our 2016 operating goals and we are now 97% complete with our 2016 speculative revenue target. During the quarter, we continued to improve our balance sheet with additional sales totaling $60.5 million increasing our 2016 cumulative sales to $824.4 million and are now 97% complete with our $850 million sales goal for 2016. In addition, we are confirming our current FFO guidance range of $1.26 to $1.32 per diluted share.”
Second Quarter Highlights
2016 Business Plan Revisions
2016 Transaction Activity
2016 Finance / Capital Markets Activity
Results for the Three and Six Month Period Ended June 30, 2016
FFO available to common shares and units in the second quarter of 2016 totaled $57.4 million or $0.32 per diluted share versus $57.4 million or $0.32 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015. Our second quarter 2016 payout ratio ($0.16 common share distribution / $0.32 FFO per diluted share) was 50.0%.
Net loss allocated to common shares totaled ($3.1 million) or ($0.02) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2016 compared to a net income of $1.3 million or $0.01 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015.
Our FFO available to common shares and units for the first six months of 2016 totaled $45.7 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, which includes a $66.6 million, or $0.38 per share, charge for the early extinguishment of debt related to our sale of Cira Square. Excluding the early extinguishment of debt, FFO available to common shares and units in the first six months of 2016 totaled $112.3 million or $0.63 per diluted share versus $115.8 million or $0.64 per diluted share in the first six months of 2015. Our first six months 2016 FFO payout ratio ($0.31 common share distribution / $0.63 FFO per diluted share) was 49.2%.
Net income allocated to common shares totaled $41.0 million or $0.23 per diluted share in the first six months of 2016 compared to net income of $8.0 million or $0.04 per diluted share in the first six months of 2015.
Operating and Leasing Activity
In the second quarter of 2016, our Net Operating Income (NOI) excluding termination revenues and other income items increased 2.9% on a GAAP basis and increased 1.1% on a cash basis for our 105 same store properties, which were 91.7% and 91.2% occupied on June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2015, respectively.
We leased approximately 1,218,000 square feet and commenced occupancy on 597,000 square feet during the second quarter of 2016. The second quarter occupancy activity includes 392,000 square feet of renewals, 89,000 square feet of new leases and 116,000 square feet of tenant expansions. We have an additional 277,000 square feet of executed new leasing scheduled to commence subsequent to June 30, 2016.
We achieved a 73.0% tenant retention ratio in our core portfolio with net negative absorption of (99,000) square feet during the second quarter of 2016. Second quarter rental rate growth increased 13.1% as our renewal rental rates increased 12.1% and our new lease/expansion rental rates increased 16.2%, all on a GAAP basis.
At June 30, 2016, our core portfolio of 112 properties comprising 16.5 million square feet was 92.1% occupied and we are now 93.8% leased (reflecting new leases commencing after June 30, 2016).
On May 24, 2016, our Board of Trustees declared a quarterly dividend distribution of $0.16 per common share that was paid on July 20, 2016 to shareholders of record as of July 6, 2016. Our Board also declared a quarterly dividend distribution of $0.43125 for each 6.90% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Share that was paid on July 15, 2016 to holders of record as of June 30, 2016.
2016 Earnings and FFO Guidance
Based on current plans and assumptions and subject to the risks and uncertainties more fully described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, we are confirming our previously issued adjusted FFO 2016 of $1.26 to $1.32 per diluted share. This guidance is provided for informational purposes and is subject to change. The following is a reconciliation of the calculation of 2016 FFO and earnings per diluted share:
Our 2016 FFO guidance does not include income arising from the sale of undepreciated real estate. Other key assumptions include:
About Brandywine Realty Trust
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 229 properties and 29.2 million square feet as of June 30, 2016, which excludes assets held for sale. Our purpose is to shape, connect and inspire the world around us through our expertise, the relationships we foster, the communities in which we live and work, and the history we build together. Our deep commitment to our communities was recognized by NAIOP naming Brandywine the 2014 Developer of the Year – the highest honor in the commercial real estate industry. For more information, please visit www.brandywinerealty.com.
Conference Call and Audio Webcast
BDN management will discuss updated earnings guidance for fiscal 2016 on Thursday, July 21, 2016, during the company’s earnings call. The conference call will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will last approximately one hour. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-683-1525 and providing conference ID: 95097947. Beginning two hours after the conference call, a taped replay of the call can be accessed through Thursday, August 4, 2016, by calling 1-855-859-2056 and entering access code 95097947. The conference call can also be accessed via a webcast on our website at www.brandywinerealty.com.
Looking Ahead – Third Quarter 2016 Conference Call
We anticipate we will release our third quarter 2016 earnings on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, after the market close and will host our third quarter 2016 conference call on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. We expect to issue a press release in advance of these events to reconfirm the dates and times and provide all related information.
Estimates of future earnings per share, FFO per share, common share dividend distributions and certain other statements in this release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our and our affiliates’ actual results, performance, achievements or transactions to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or transactions expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors relate to, among others: our ability to lease vacant space and to renew or relet space under expiring leases at expected levels; competition with other real estate companies for tenants; the potential loss or bankruptcy of major tenants; interest rate levels; the availability of debt, equity or other financing; risks of acquisitions, dispositions and developments, including the cost of construction delays and cost overruns; unanticipated operating and capital costs; our ability to obtain adequate insurance, including coverage for terrorist acts; dependence upon certain geographic markets; and general and local economic and real estate conditions, including the extent and duration of adverse changes that affect the industries in which our tenants operate. Additional information on factors which could impact us and the forward-looking statements contained herein are included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events except as required by law.
Non-GAAP Supplemental Financial Measures
We compute our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Although FFO and NOI are non-GAAP financial measures, we believe that FFO and NOI calculations are helpful to shareholders and potential investors and are widely recognized measures of real estate investment trust performance. At the end of this press release, we have provided a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.
Funds from Operations (FFO)
We compute FFO in accordance with standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), which may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not compute FFO in accordance with the NAREIT definition, or that interpret the NAREIT definition differently than us. NAREIT defines FFO as net income (loss) before non-controlling interests and excluding gains (losses) on sales of depreciable operating property, impairment losses on depreciable consolidated real estate, impairment losses on investments in unconsolidated real estate ventures and extraordinary items (computed in accordance with GAAP); plus real estate related depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs), and after similar adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures. Net income, the GAAP measure that we believe to be most directly comparable to FFO, includes depreciation and amortization expenses, gains or losses on property sales, extraordinary items and non-controlling interests. To facilitate a clear understanding of our historical operating results, FFO should be examined in conjunction with net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as presented in the financial statements included elsewhere in this release. FFO does not represent cash flow from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) and should not be considered to be an alternative to net income (loss) (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of our financial performance or to be an alternative to cash flow from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available for our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions to shareholders.
Net Operating Income (NOI)
NOI is a financial measure equal to net income available to common shareholders, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, plus corporate general and administrative expense, depreciation and amortization, interest expense, non-controlling interest in the Operating Partnership and losses from early extinguishment of debt, less interest income, development and management income, gains from property dispositions, gains on sale from discontinued operations, gains on early extinguishment of debt, income from discontinued operations, income from unconsolidated joint ventures and non-controlling interest in property partnerships. In some cases we also present NOI on a cash basis, which is NOI after eliminating the effects of straight-lining of rent and deferred market intangible amortization. NOI presented by us may not be comparable to NOI reported by other REITs that define NOI differently. NOI should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indication of our performance or to cash flows as a measure of the Company’s liquidity or its ability to make distributions. NOI is a useful measure for evaluating the operating performance of our properties, as it excludes certain components from net income available to common shareholders in order to provide results that are more closely related to a property’s results of operations. NOI is used internally to evaluate the performance of our operating segments and to make decisions about resource allocations. We concluded that NOI provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations, as it reflects only the income and expense items incurred at the property level, as well as the impact on operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, operating costs and acquisition and development activity on an unlevered basis.
Our core portfolio is comprised of our wholly-owned properties, excluding any properties currently in development, re-development or re-entitlement.
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