Gladstone Commercial Corporation Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2013 Please note the limited information that follows in this press release is not adequate for making an informed investment judgment.

MCLEAN, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ: GOOD), or the Company, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.  A description of funds from operations, or FFO, a relative non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles in the United States) financial measure, is located at the end of this press release.  All per share references are to fully-diluted weighted average shares of common stock, unless otherwise noted.  Please read the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, or the Form 10-Q, filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, which can be retrieved from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from the Company's website at www.GladstoneCommercial.com

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Summary Information (dollars in thousands, except per share data):



As of and for the three months ended March 31,             


2013


2012





Operating Data:




Total operating revenue

$                            14,035


$                          12,100

Total operating expenses

(7,273)


(5,797)

Other expense

(6,329)


(5,002)

Net income 

$                                 433


$                            1,301

Dividends attributable to preferred stock

(1,023)


(1,023)

Dividends attributable to senior common stock

(53)


(19)

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders

$                               (643)


$                               259

Real estate depreciation and amortization

4,901


3,904

Funds from operations available to common stockholders 

$                              4,258


$                            4,163









Share and Per Share Data:




Net (loss) income available to common stockholders - basic

$                              (0.06)


$                              0.02

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders - diluted

$                              (0.06)


$                              0.02

FFO available to common stockholders - basic

$                                0.38


$                              0.38

FFO available to common stockholders - diluted

$                                0.37


$                              0.38

Weighted average shares outstanding-basic

11,230,647


10,945,379

Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted

11,362,666


11,006,597

Cash dividends declared per common share

$                                1.50


$                              1.50









As of:




Real estate, before accumulated depreciation

$                          538,509


$                        452,161

Total assets

569,198


467,974

Mortgage notes payable, term preferred stock and borrowings under the line of credit

425,935


320,565

Total stockholders' equity

123,648


131,671

Properties owned

81


73

Square feet owned

8,073,049


7,123,922

Square feet leased

95.8%


98.7%

Highlights of the Quarter, the Company:

  • Acquired Property: Purchased one fully-occupied property, comprised of 29,257 square feet of rental space, for $5.7 million;
  • Issued Debt: Borrowed $3.7 million in a mortgage, which is collateralized by 1 of its properties, at an interest rate of 4.16% for 10 years;
  • Extended Leases: Extended the term of one lease for 11 years;
  • Issued Common Stock: Issued common stock under its At-The-Market, or ATM program, resulting in net proceeds of $5.5 million; and
  • Paid Distributions: Paid monthly distributions for the quarter totaling $0.375 per share on the common stock, $0.4843749 per share on the Series A Preferred Stock, $0.46875 per share on the Series B Preferred Stock, $0.4453125 per share on the Series C Term Preferred Stock and $0.2625 per share on the Senior Common Stock. 

Q1 2013 Results: FFO available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2013, was $4.3 million, or $0.37, a 2.3% increase when compared to the same period one year ago.  FFO increased primarily due to the increase in operating revenues derived from the eight properties acquired in the past 12 months, partially offset by an increase in interest expense from the mortgage debt issued and assumed in the past 12 months coupled with distributions attributable to the Series C Term Preferred Stock, which was not outstanding the full 3 months ended March 31, 2012 and an increase in property operating expenses during the quarter from our vacant properties.

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2013, was ($0.6) million, or ($0.06) per share, compared to net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2012, of $0.3 million, or $0.02 per share.   A reconciliation of FFO to net income for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to FFO, and a computation of basic and diluted FFO per weighted average share of common stock and basic and diluted net income per weighted average share of common stock is set forth in the Summary Information table above.  

Comments from the Company's President, Bob Cutlip: "Our financial results for the quarter reflect increased revenues from our real estate investments made during the last quarter of 2012.  We were pleased that we closed on one property at the end of the quarter.  We continue to have a strong acquisition pipeline and expect an active second quarter.  We also continue to focus on maintaining our portfolio and working with our existing tenants to extend the few leases that are scheduled to mature in 2014 and to re-lease vacant space in our portfolio. We are looking forward to an active 2013."

Subsequent to the End of the Quarter, the Company:

  • Issued Common Stock: Issued 1,265,000 shares of common stock pursuant to an overnight offering, resulting in net proceeds of $22.6 million;
  • Expanded Property: Expanded one of its existing properties by 102,400 square feet for $3.3 million, and simultaneously extended the lease by 8 years;
  • Extended Lease: Extended the term of a lease for 10 years;
  • Re-leased Vacant Property: Executed a lease with a new tenant for one of its previously vacant properties; and
  • Declared Distributions: Declared monthly cash distributions of $0.125 per share on its common stock, $0.1614583 per share on its Series A Preferred Stock, $0.15625 per share on its Series B Preferred Stock, $0.1484375 per share on its Series C Term Preferred Stock and $0.0875 per share on its senior common stock, for each of April, May and June 2013. 

Conference Call: The Company will hold a conference call on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. EDT to discuss its earnings results.  Please call (800) 860-2442 to enter the conference.  An operator will monitor the call and set a queue for any questions. A conference call replay will be available beginning one hour after the call and will be accessible through May 30, 2013.  To hear the replay, please dial (877) 344-7529 and use conference number 10026574.  The live audio broadcast of the Company's quarterly conference call will also be available online at the Company's website, www.GladstoneCommercial.com.  The event will also be archived and available for replay on the Company's website through June 28, 2013.

About Gladstone Commercial: Gladstone Commercial Corporation is a real estate investment trust that invests in and owns net leased industrial, commercial and retail real property and selectively makes long-term industrial and commercial mortgage loans.  Including payments through April 2013, the Company has paid 100 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock.  Prior to paying distributions on a monthly basis, the Company paid 5 consecutive quarterly cash distributions. The Company has also paid 88 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its Series A Preferred Stock, 79 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its Series B Preferred Stock, 15 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its Series C Term Preferred Stock and 39 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its senior common stock.  The Company has never skipped, reduced or deferred a distribution since inception, over nine years ago.  Further information on the Company can be found at www.gladstonecommercial.com.

About the Gladstone Companies: Information on the business activities of all the Gladstone funds can be found at www.gladstonecompanies.com.

Investor Relations: For Investor Relations inquiries related to any of the monthly dividend paying Gladstone funds, please visit www.gladstone.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure – FFO: The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") developed FFO as a relative non-GAAP supplemental measure of operating performance of an equity REIT in order to recognize that income-producing real estate historically has not depreciated on the basis determined under GAAP.  FFO, as defined by NAREIT, is net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of property and impairment losses on property, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.  FFO does not represent cash flows from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indication of its performance or to cash flow from operations as a measure of liquidity or ability to make distributions.  The Company believes that FFO per share provides investors with an additional context for evaluating its financial performance and as a supplemental measure to compare it to other REITs; however, comparisons of its FFO to the FFO of other REITs may not necessarily be meaningful due to potential differences in the application of the NAREIT definition used by such other REITs.  To learn more about FFO, please refer to the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, as filed with the SEC today.

The statements in this press release regarding the Company's ability, plans or prospects to re-tenant its unoccupied properties,  maintain or grow its portfolio and FFO, renegotiate leases, and deploy additional capital 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.  These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties, although they are based on the Company's current plans that are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this press release.  Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to raise additional capital; availability and terms of capital and financing, both to fund our operations and to refinance our indebtedness as it matures; the duration of, or further downturns in, the current economic environment; the performance of its tenants; the impact of competition on its efforts to renew existing leases or re-lease space; and significant changes in interest rates. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by its forward-looking statements are disclosed under the caption "Risk factors" of its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, as filed with the SEC on February 19, 2013.  The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Gladstone Commercial Corporation



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