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iStar Financial Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results -- Adjusted income (loss) per diluted common share was ($0.09) for the third quarter 2013 versus ($0.31) per diluted common share for the third quarter 2012.

-- iStar funds $116 million of investments during the third quarter.

-- iStar enters into letters of intent for $412 million of new investments.

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Third Quarter 2013 Results

iStar reported adjusted income (loss) allocable to common shareholders for the third quarter of ($7.3) million, or ($0.09) per diluted common share, compared to ($26.0) million, or ($0.31) per diluted common share for the third quarter 2012.

Adjusted income (loss) represents net income (loss) computed in accordance with GAAP, prior to the effects of certain non-cash items, including depreciation, loan loss provisions, impairments, stock-based compensation and gain/loss on early extinguishment of debt. Please see the financial tables that follow the text of this press release for the Company's calculations of adjusted income as well as reconciliations to GAAP net income (loss).

Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders for the third quarter was ($30.6) million, or ($0.36) per diluted common share, compared to ($71.8) million, or ($0.86) per diluted common share for the third quarter 2012.

Capital Markets

During the quarter, the Company paid off the A-1 tranche of its 2012 A-1/A-2 Secured Credit Facility and repaid $30.1 million on the A-2 tranche, lowering the remaining balance to $439.9 million at the end of the quarter. In addition, the Company repaid $121.0 million on its February 2013 Secured Credit Facility during the quarter, lowering the remaining balance to $1.48 billion at September 30, 2013.

The Company's weighted average effective cost of debt for the third quarter was 5.7%, a decrease from 6.0% for the prior quarter. The Company's leverage was 1.9x at September 30, 2013, down from 2.0x at the end of the prior quarter, and slightly under the Company's targeted range of 2.0x – 2.5x. Please see the financial tables that follow the text of this press release for a calculation of the Company's leverage.

Investment Activity

During the third quarter, iStar funded $116.4 million of investments, primarily within its real estate finance portfolio. iStar also entered into letters of intent on $412 million of new investments, which would begin to fund during the fourth quarter. There can be no assurance that these investments will be completed.

The Company had $735.5 million of cash at quarter end, which will be used primarily to fund investment activity as the Company continues to ramp up originations. iStar generated $346.0 million of proceeds from its portfolio during the quarter, comprised of $239.0 million from repayments and sales of loans in its real estate finance portfolio, $97.8 million from sales of operating properties and $9.1 million from sales across other segments.

Portfolio Overview

At September 30, 2013, the Company's total portfolio had a gross carrying value of $5.21 billion, gross of $438.7 million of accumulated depreciation and $27.8 million of general loan loss reserves. Gross carrying value represents the Company's carrying value, gross of accumulated depreciation and general loan loss reserves.

Real Estate Finance

At September 30, 2013, the Company's real estate finance portfolio totaled $1.39 billion.

The portfolio included $1.16 billion of performing loans with a weighted average last dollar loan-to-value ratio of 73% and a weighted average maturity of 2.9 years. The performing loans included $629.7 million of first mortgages / senior loans and $525.5 million of mezzanine / subordinated debt. The performing loans generated a weighted average effective yield for the quarter of 8.0%.

At September 30, 2013, the Company's non-performing loans (NPLs) had a carrying value of $235.3 million, as compared to $370.0 million of NPLs at the end of the prior quarter.

For the third quarter, the Company recovered loan loss reserves of $9.8 million, net, compared to a provision for loan losses of $5.0 million in the prior quarter. At September 30, 2013, loan loss reserves totaled $380.0 million or 23.5% of the total gross carrying value of loans.

Net Lease

At the end of the quarter, iStar's net lease portfolio had a gross carrying value of $1.65 billion, gross of $335.3 million of accumulated depreciation. The Company's net lease portfolio totaled 20 million square feet across 34 states.

Occupancy for the portfolio was 94.6% at the end of the quarter, with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.7 years. During the quarter, the Company executed two net leases covering approximately 150,000 square feet. The occupied assets generated an unleveraged weighted average effective yield of 7.9% on gross carrying value and the total net lease portfolio generated an unleveraged weighted average effective yield of 7.4% on gross carrying value for the quarter.

Operating Properties

At the end of the quarter, the Company's operating properties portfolio totaling $1.06 billion, gross of $100.3 million of accumulated depreciation, was comprised of $801.8 million of commercial and $255.1 million of residential real estate properties. During the quarter, the Company invested $17.1 million in its operating properties.

Commercial Operating

The Company's commercial operating properties represent a diverse pool of 29 assets across a broad range of geographies and collateral types such as office, retail and hotel properties. These properties generated $31.4 million of revenue offset by $19.7 million of expenses during the quarter. The Company generally seeks to reposition or redevelop these assets with the objective of maximizing their values through the infusion of capital and/or intensive asset management efforts.

At the end of the quarter, the Company had $158.3 million of stabilized commercial operating properties that were 85% leased and generated an unleveraged weighted average effective yield of 9.6% on gross carrying value for the quarter. The Company generated $36.8 million of proceeds from the sale of stabilized commercial operating properties and recorded a $9.1 million gain for the quarter.

The remaining commercial operating properties were 58% leased and generated an unleveraged weighted average effective yield of 3.7% on gross carrying value for the quarter. iStar is actively working to lease up and stabilize these properties. During the quarter, the Company executed 35 commercial operating property leases covering approximately 200,000 square feet.

Residential Operating

At the end of the quarter, the residential operating portfolio was comprised of 702 condominium units, generally located within luxury condominium projects in major U.S. cities. The Company's strategy is to continue selling its remaining condominium inventory and to maximize net proceeds. During the quarter, the Company sold 109 condominium units, resulting in $61.0 million of proceeds and recorded $15.3 million of income, offset by $5.4 million of expenses.  In addition, the Company recorded a $6.3 million impairment due to a change in business plans.

Land

At the end of the quarter, the Company's land portfolio totaling $975.9 million, gross of accumulated depreciation, was comprised of 11 master planned community projects, nine urban infill land parcels and six waterfront land parcels located throughout the United States. During the quarter, the Company invested $10.7 million in its land portfolio through capital expenditures.

Master planned communities represent large-scale residential projects that the Company will entitle, plan and/or develop. These projects are currently entitled for more than 25,000 lots. The remainder of the Company's land includes infill and waterfront parcels located in and around major cities that the Company will develop, sell to or partner with commercial real estate developers. These projects are currently entitled for approximately 6,000 residential units, and select projects include commercial, retail and office uses.

At September 30, 2013, the Company had six land projects in production, 12 in development and 8 in the pre-development phase.

 

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iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI) is a fully-integrated finance and investment company focused on the commercial real estate industry. The Company provides custom-tailored investment capital to high-end private and corporate owners of real estate and invests directly across a range of real estate sectors. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), has invested more than $35 billion over the past two decades. Additional information on iStar Financial is available on the Company's website at www.istarfinancial.com.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130708/NY43293LOGO )

iStar Financial will hold a quarterly earnings conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET today, October 29, 2013. This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties through iStar Financial's website, www.istarfinancial.com, under the "Investor Relations" section. To listen to the live call, please go to the website's "Investor Relations" section at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the iStar Financial website.

(Note: Statements in this press release which are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although iStar Financial Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from iStar Financial's expectations include general economic conditions and conditions in the commercial real estate and credit markets, the Company's ability to generate liquidity and to repay indebtedness as it comes due, additional loan loss provisions, the amount and timing of asset sales, increases in NPLs, the Company's ability to reduce NPLs, repayment levels, the Company's ability to make new investments, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with its debt covenants, actual results of condominium sales meeting our expectations, the Company's ability to generate income and gains from non-performing loans, operating properties and land and other risks detailed from time to time in iStar Financial Inc.'s SEC reports.

 

 

 

iStar Financial Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands)

(unaudited)


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2013

2012


2013

2012

REVENUES












Operating lease income   

$60,306

$53,029


$175,638

$159,670

Interest income

24,235

31,171


78,584

104,822

Other income

11,261

9,334


35,778

36,696

   Total revenues

$95,802

$93,534


$290,000

$301,188







COSTS AND EXPENSES












Interest expense

$63,793

$91,777


$204,516

$271,594

Real estate expense

37,604

37,797


112,437

111,048

Depreciation and amortization

18,969

16,551


53,639

49,378

General and administrative(1)

24,285

19,037


67,008

61,674

Provision for loan losses

(9,834)

16,834


5,392

60,865

Impairment of assets

6,261

1,734


6,261

8,632

Other expense

1,495

2,394


7,266

6,754

   Total costs and expenses

$142,573

$186,124


$456,519

$569,945







Income (loss) before earnings from equity method investments 






   and other items

($46,771)

($92,590)


($166,519)

($268,757)

   Gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt, net

(3,498)

(3,694)


(28,282)

(6,858)

   Earnings from equity method investments

4,345

22,719


34,346

75,925

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

($45,924)

($73,565)


($160,455)

($199,690)

   Income tax (expense) benefit

3,879

(1,791)


(625)

(6,540)

Income (loss) from continuing operations

($42,045)

($75,356)


($161,080)

($206,230)

   Income (loss) from discontinued operations 

214

(4,534)


1,256

(18,094)

   Gain from discontinued operations

9,166

-


22,488

27,257

   Income from sales of residential property

14,075

15,584


72,092

35,583

Net income (loss)

($18,590)

($64,306)


($65,244)

($161,484)

   Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(167)

666


332

1,363

Net income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc.

($18,757)

($63,640)


($64,912)

($160,121)

   Preferred dividends

(12,830)

(10,580)


(36,190)

(31,740)

Net (income) loss allocable to HPUs and 






   Participating Security holders(2)

1,016

2,436


3,263

6,288

Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders

($30,571)

($71,784)


($97,839)

($185,573)







(1) For the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, includes $4,563 and $3,512 of stock-based compensation expense, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, includes $14,484 and $11,625 of stock-based compensation expense, respectively.

(2) HPU Holders are current and former Company employees who purchased high performance common stock units under the Company's High Performance Unit Program. Participating Security holders are Company employees and directors who hold unvested restricted stock units, restricted stock awards and common stock equivalents granted under the Company's LTIP who are eligible to participate in dividends.

 

 

 

iStar Financial Inc.

Earnings Per Share Information

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)








Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2013

2012


2013

2012

ADJUSTED INCOME












Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Income






Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders

($30,571)

($71,784)


($97,839)

($185,573)

Add: Depreciation and amortization

19,019

16,787


53,873

51,205

Add: Provision for loan losses

(9,834)

16,834


5,392

60,865

Add: Impairment of assets

6,785

6,542


7,181

30,061

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

4,563

3,512


14,484

11,625

Less: (Gain)/loss on early extinguishment of debt, net

3,498

3,694


16,768

6,858

Less: HPU/Participating Security allocation

(773)

(1,555)


(3,153)

(5,264)

Adjusted income (loss) allocable to common shareholders(1)

($7,313)

($25,970)


($3,294)

($30,223)







EPS INFORMATION FOR COMMON SHARES












Income (loss) from continuing operations (2) 






Basic and Diluted

($0.46)

($0.81)


($1.42)

($2.32)

Net income (loss)






Basic and Diluted

($0.36)

($0.86)


($1.15)

($2.22)

Adjusted income (loss)(1)






Basic and Diluted

($0.09)

($0.31)


($0.04)

($0.36)

Weighted average shares outstanding






Basic and Diluted

85,392

83,629


85,116

83,765

Common shares outstanding at end of period

85,402

83,639


85,402

83,639







EPS INFORMATION FOR HPU SHARES












Income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc. from continuing operations (2) 




Basic and Diluted

($87.87)

($152.47)


($268.67)

($439.20)

Net income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc. 






Basic and Diluted

($67.73)

($162.40)


($217.54)

($419.20)

Weighted average shares outstanding






Basic and diluted

15

15


15

15







(1) Adjusted Income (loss) allocable to common shareholders should be examined in conjunction with net income (loss) as shown in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. This non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the Company's performance, or to cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of the Company's liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund the Company's cash needs or available for distribution to shareholders. It should be noted that the Company's manner of calculating this non-GAAP financial measure may differ from the calculations of similarly-titled measures by other companies. Management believes that it is useful to consider Adjusted Income because the adjustments are non-cash items that do not necessarily reflect an actual change in the long-term economic value or performance of our assets. Management considers this non-GAAP financial measure as supplemental information to net income in analyzing the performance of our underlying business. Depreciation and amortization and impairment of assets exclude adjustments from discontinued operations of $50 and $524, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and $236 and $4,808 respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2012. Depreciation and amortization and impairment of assets exclude adjustments from discontinued operations of $234 and $920, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and $1,827 and $21,429, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.

(2) Including preferred dividends, net (income) loss from noncontrolling interests and income from sales of residential property. 

 

 

 

iStar Financial Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(unaudited)


As of


As of


September 30, 2013


December 31, 2012

ASSETS








Real estate




Real estate, at cost

$3,224,167


$3,226,648

Less: accumulated depreciation

(438,732)


(427,625)

Real estate, net

$2,785,435


$2,799,023

Real estate available and held for sale

410,080


635,865


$3,195,515


$3,434,888





Loans receivable, net

1,362,752


1,829,985

Other investments

187,510


398,843

Cash and cash equivalents

735,452


256,344

Restricted cash

50,537


36,778

Accrued interest and operating lease income receivable, net

11,791


15,226

Deferred operating lease income receivable

90,209


84,735

Deferred expenses and other assets, net

139,574


93,990

Total assets

$5,773,340


$6,150,789





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY








Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

$122,742


$132,460

Debt obligations, net

4,253,165


4,691,494

Total liabilities

$4,375,907


$4,823,954





Redeemable noncontrolling interests

12,393


13,681





Total iStar Financial Inc. shareholders' equity

1,322,962


1,238,944

Noncontrolling interests

62,078


74,210

Total equity

$1,385,040


$1,313,154





Total liabilities and equity

$5,773,340


$6,150,789

 

 

 

iStar Financial Inc.

Segment Analysis

(In thousands)

(unaudited)














FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013






















Segment Profit (Loss)


Real Estate
Finance


Net
Lease


Operating
Properties


Land


Corporate
/ Other


Total

 Operating lease income  


-


$36,142


$24,164


-


-


$60,306

 Interest income  


$24,235


-


-


-


-


24,235

 Other income  


1,731


-


8,072


$333


$1,125


11,261

      Revenue 


$25,966


$36,142


$32,236


$333


$1,125


$95,802

 Earnings from equity method 













    investments 


-


$679


$533


($2,178)


$5,311


$4,345

 Income from sales of residential 













    property 


-


-


14,075


-


-


14,075

 Net operating income and gain 













   from discontinued operations (1)


-


303


9,651


-


-


9,954

     Revenue & other earnings 


$25,966


$37,124


$56,495


($1,845)


$6,436


$124,176

 Real estate expense 


-


($5,223)


($25,178)


($7,203)


-


($37,604)

 Other expense 


($253)


-


-


-


($1,242)


(1,495)

       Direct expenses 


($253)


($5,223)


($25,178)


($7,203)


($1,242)


($39,099)

 Direct segment profit / loss 


$25,713


$31,901


$31,317


($9,048)


$5,194


$85,077

 Allocated interest expense 


(16,172)


(19,066)


(11,082)


(7,541)


(9,932)


(63,793)

 Allocated general and  













    administrative(2)


(3,610)


(4,282)


(2,735)


(2,487)


(6,608)


(19,722)

 Segment profit (loss) 


$5,931


$8,553


$17,500


($19,076)


($11,346)


$1,562














AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2013













Total Assets


Real Estate
Finance


Net
Lease


Operating
Properties


Land


Corporate
/ Other


Total

    Real estate













        Real estate, at cost


-


$1,631,017


$777,848


$815,302


-


$3,224,167

        Less: accumulated













           depreciation


-


(335,301)


(100,325)


(3,106)


-


(438,732)

        Real estate, net


-


$1,295,716


$677,523


$812,196


-


$2,785,435

        Real estate available and













           held for sale


-


-


262,332


147,748




410,080

    Total real estate


-


$1,295,716


$939,855


$959,944


-


$3,195,515

    Loans receivable, net


$1,362,752


-


-


-


-


1,362,752

    Other investments


-


16,426


16,693


12,809


$141,582


187,510

 Total portfolio assets


$1,362,752


$1,312,142


$956,548


$972,753


$141,582


$4,745,777

    Cash and other assets












1,027,563

 Total assets 












$5,773,340














(1) Includes revenue and real estate expense classified to discontinued operations.

(2) Excludes $4,563 of stock-based compensation expense.

 

 

 

iStar Financial Inc.

Supplemental Information

(In thousands)

(unaudited)


Three Months Ended


September 30, 2013

OPERATING STATISTICS




Expense Ratio


General and administrative expenses - annualized (A) 

$97,140

Average total assets (B) 

$5,860,060

Expense Ratio (A) / (B)

1.7%




As of


September 30, 2013

Leverage


Book debt

$4,253,165

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

(735,452)

Net book debt (C)

$3,517,713



Book equity

$1,385,040

Add: Accumulated depreciation

438,732

Add: General loan loss reserves

27,800

Sum of book equity, accumulated depreciation and general loan loss reserves (D)

$1,851,572

Leverage (C) / (D)

1.9x



UNENCUMBERED ASSETS / UNSECURED DEBT




Unencumbered assets (E) (1)

$3,388,599

Unsecured debt (F)

$2,107,491

Unencumbered Assets / Unsecured Debt (E) / (F)

1.6x



(1) Unencumbered assets is calculated in accordance with the indentures governing the Company's unsecured debt securities.

 

 

iStar Financial Inc.

Supplemental Information

(In thousands)

(unaudited)










LOANS RECEIVABLE CREDIT STATISTICS






















As of





September 30, 2013


December 31, 2012

Carrying value of NPLs /









   As a percentage of total carrying value of loans




$235,335

19.0%


$503,112

27.5%










NPL asset specific reserves for loan losses /









   As a percentage of gross carrying value of NPLs(1)




$330,900

58.4%


$476,140

48.6%










Total reserve for loan losses /









   As a percentage of total gross carrying value of loans(1)




$380,007

23.5%


$524,499

22.3%










(1) Gross carrying value represents iStar's carrying value of loans, gross of loan loss reserves.  

 

 

iStar Financial Inc.

Supplemental Information

(In millions)

(unaudited)














PORTFOLIO STATISTICS AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2013(1) 





















Property Type


Real Estate
Finance


Net
Lease


Operating
Properties


Land


Total


% of
Total

Land


$165


-


-


$976


$1,141


21.9%

Office


10


$414


$310


-


734


14.1%

Industrial / R&D


90


554


52


-


696


13.4%

Entertainment / Leisure


77


475


-


-


552


10.6%

Hotel


237


136


93


-


466


8.9%

Retail


233


58


156


-


447


8.6%

Mixed Use / Mixed Collateral

239


-


191


-


430


8.2%

Condominium


114


-


255


-


369


7.1%

Other Property Types


225


10


-


-


235


4.5%

Strategic Investments


-


-


-


-


142


2.7%

Total


$1,390


$1,647


$1,057


$976


$5,212


100.0%














Geography


Real Estate
Finance


Net
Lease


Operating
Properties


Land


Total


% of
Total

West


$146


$429


$223


$369


$1,167


22.4%

Northeast


363


383


163


195


1,104


21.2%

Southeast


282


240


234


80


836


16.1%

Southwest


181


216


193


119


709


13.6%

Mid-Atlantic


148


124


168


183


623


11.9%

Central


83


97


68


9


257


4.9%

Northwest


53


81


8


21


163


3.1%

International


124


-


-


-


124


2.4%

Various


10


77


-


-


87


1.7%

Strategic Investments


-


-


-


-


142


2.7%

Total


$1,390


$1,647


$1,057


$976


$5,212


100.0%














(1) Based on carrying value of the Company's total investment portfolio, gross of accumulated depreciation and general loan loss reserves.

 

 

 

SOURCE iStar Financial Inc.



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