Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Reports 6% Increase In Normalized FFO Per Share

11th Consecutive Quarter of 3.0% or More of Same-Property Cash NOI Growth

$190 Million in Second Quarter Investments

Jul 29, 2015, 08:00 ET from Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) ("HTA") announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Second Quarter 2015 Highlights

Operating

  • Normalized FFO: Increased 11.5% to $48.5 million, compared to Q2 2014.
  • Normalized FFO Per Share: $0.38 per diluted share, an increase of $0.02 per diluted share, or 6%, compared to Q2 2014.
  • Normalized FAD: $0.35 per diluted share, or $44.4 million, an increase of $0.02 per diluted share, or 6%, compared to Q2 2014.
  • Same-Property Cash NOI: Increased $1.7 million, or 3.0%, to $58.0 million, compared to Q2 2014. Same-Property rental revenue increased $1.3 million, or 2.1%, to $65.9 million, compared to Q2 2014.

Portfolio

  • Acquisitions: During the quarter, HTA acquired $190.2 million of medical office buildings (99% leased and approximately 457,000 square feet of GLA), increasing the total year-to-date investments to $225.5 million. These buildings are located in our key markets of Boston, Charleston, Indianapolis and Raleigh.
  • Dispositions: In July 2015, HTA completed dispositions of five medical office buildings for an aggregate gross sales price of $34.9 million (approximately 186,000 square feet of GLA).
  • Leasing: During the quarter, HTA entered into new and renewal leases on approximately 291,000 square feet of GLA, or 1.9% of its portfolio. Tenant retention for the Same-Property portfolio was 85% by GLA for the quarter.
  • Leased Rate: At the end of the quarter, the leased rate by GLA was 91.7%, an increase from 91.5% as of Q2 2014.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

  • Balance Sheet: At the end of the quarter, HTA had total liquidity of $631.1 million, including $614.5 million of availability on its unsecured revolving credit facility and $16.6 million of cash and cash equivalents. The leverage ratio of debt to capitalization was 35.0%.
  • Equity Raise: In July 2015, HTA raised $45.0 million from the sale of shares of common stock at an average price of $25.00 per share.

Financial Results

Rental Income Rental income increased 11.6% to $99.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $88.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The increase in rental income was primarily driven by $453.5 million of acquisitions since June 30, 2014, together with Same-Property growth.

FFO Funds from Operations ("FFO") was $0.38 per diluted share, or $48.7 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $0.30 per diluted share, or $36.5 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Normalized FFO Normalized Funds from Operations ("Normalized FFO") was $0.38 per diluted share, or $48.5 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $0.36 per diluted share, or $43.5 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Normalized FAD Normalized Funds Available for Distribution ("Normalized FAD") was $0.35 per diluted share, or $44.4 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $0.33 per diluted share, or $39.3 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

NOI Net Operating Income ("NOI") was $70.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $62.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Same-Property Cash NOI Same-Property Cash NOI increased $1.7 million, or 3.0%, to $58.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $56.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  Same-Property rental revenue increased $1.3 million, or 2.1%, to $65.9 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014.

General and Administrative Expenses General and administrative expenses were $6.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $5.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014. 

Interest Expense and Change in Fair Value of Derivative Financial Instruments The total interest expense and change in fair value of derivative financial instruments for the three months ended June 30, 2015, was $13.7 million, which included $15.0 million of interest expense related to debt and interest rate swaps, and a net gain of $1.3 million on the change in the fair value of HTA's derivative financial instruments. 

HTA ended the quarter with a weighted average borrowing cost of 3.25% per annum, inclusive of interest rate swaps.  The weighted average remaining term of the debt portfolio (including extension options) was 5.2 years.

Net Income Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2015, was $9.5 million, compared to $2.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Balance Sheet As of June 30, 2015, HTA had total assets of $3.2 billion, cash and cash equivalents of $16.6 million, and $614.5 million available on its unsecured revolving credit facility (includes the impact of $5.5 million of outstanding letters of credit).  The leverage ratio of debt to capitalization was 35.0%.

Leased Rate, Occupancy Rate and Tenant Retention The leased rate (includes leases which have been executed, but which have not yet commenced) was 91.7% by gross leasable area ("GLA"), an increase from 91.5% as of Q2 2014.  The occupancy rate of HTA's portfolio was 91.1% by GLA, an increase from 90.9% as of Q2 2014.  Tenant retention for the Same-Property portfolio was 85% by GLA for the quarter.

Credit Rated Tenants Investment grade rated tenants as a percent of annualized base rent was 44% as of June 30, 2015.  Additionally, 60% of HTA's annualized base rent as of June 30, 2015 is derived from tenants that have (or whose parent companies have) a credit rating from a nationally recognized rating agency.

In-House Property Management and Leasing Platform As of June 30, 2015, HTA's in-house property management and leasing platform operated over 14.5 million square feet of GLA, or 94%, of HTA's total portfolio.

About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and operates medical office buildings.  Over the last ten years since its formation in 2006, the company has invested $3.6 billion in medical office buildings comprising 15.4 million square feet across 28 states.  HTA has a consistent track record of generating shareholder returns and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in June of 2012.

HTA invests in key markets with above average growth and healthcare infrastructure that is capable of servicing long-term patient demand.  Within each key market, HTA focuses on acquiring medical office buildings on health system campuses, in community-core locations, or around university medical centers.  The portfolio consists of medical office buildings that are core-critical, a key part of the integrated delivery of healthcare, and that continue to complement the company's institutional asset management and leasing platform.  HTA's business strategy is underlined by establishing critical mass within key markets which allows the asset management and in-house leasing platform to drive earnings growth, uncover synergies and maximize expense efficiencies, and build lasting tenant relationships which leads to retention, rent growth and long-term value creation across the portfolio.

More information about HTA can be found on the company's website at www.htareit.com.

Forward-Looking Language This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to HTA.  Forward-looking statements are statements that are not descriptions of historical facts and include statements regarding management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, plans or predictions of the future, 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.  Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially and in adverse ways from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, without limitation, the following: changes in economic conditions generally and the real estate market specifically; legislative and regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing the taxation of REITs and changes to laws governing the healthcare industry; the availability of capital; changes in interest rates; competition in the real estate industry; the supply and demand for operating properties in our proposed market areas; changes in accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; policies and guidelines applicable to REITs; the availability of properties to acquire; and the availability of financing.  Additional information concerning us and our business, including additional factors that could materially and adversely affect our financial results, include, without limitation, the risks described under Part I, Item 1A - Risk Factors, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the SEC.

Second Quarter Conference Call HTA will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time) to review its financial performance and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Conference Call and Webcast Details: Domestic Dial-In Number: (877) 507-6265 International Dial-In Number: (412) 902-6633 Webcast: www.htareit.com under the Investor Relations tab

Replay Conference Call Details: Domestic Dial-In Number: (877) 344-7529 International Dial-In Number: (412) 317-0088 Conference ID: 10068388 Available July 29, 2015 (one hour after the end of the conference call) to August 29, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Supplemental Information Supplemental financial data are available on the company's website at www.htareit.com.

Financial Contact: Robert A. Milligan Chief Financial Officer 480.998.3478

 

HEALTHCARE TRUST OF AMERICA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

June 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

ASSETS

Real estate investments:

Land

$

298,995

$

287,755

Building and improvements

2,872,709

2,665,777

Lease intangibles

435,218

419,288

3,606,922

3,372,820

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

(617,105)

(549,976)

Real estate investments, net

2,989,817

2,822,844

Cash and cash equivalents

16,577

10,413

Restricted cash and escrow deposits

16,249

20,799

Receivables and other assets, net

148,343

144,106

Other intangibles, net

47,126

43,488

Total assets

$

3,218,112

$

3,041,650

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Liabilities:

Debt

$

1,639,001

$

1,412,461

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

85,003

101,042

Derivative financial instruments - interest rate swaps

2,721

2,888

Security deposits, prepaid rent and other liabilities

43,176

32,687

Intangible liabilities, net

23,585

12,425

Total liabilities

1,793,486

1,561,503

Commitments and contingencies

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

3,744

3,726

Equity:

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 125,194,108 and 125,087,268 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

1,252

1,251

Additional paid-in capital

2,283,737

2,281,932

Cumulative dividends in excess of earnings

(892,543)

(836,044)

Total stockholders' equity

1,392,446

1,447,139

Noncontrolling interests

28,436

29,282

Total equity

1,420,882

1,476,421

Total liabilities and equity

$

3,218,112

$

3,041,650

 

HEALTHCARE TRUST OF AMERICA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenues:

Rental income

$

99,243

$

88,946

$

197,695

$

179,398

Interest and other operating income

68

725

136

1,577

Total revenues

99,311

89,671

197,831

180,975

Expenses:

Rental

29,237

27,064

59,934

56,653

General and administrative

6,224

5,903

12,799

12,202

Acquisition-related

1,101

4,869

2,458

5,845

Depreciation and amortization

38,066

33,602

74,661

68,544

Impairment

1,655

1,655

Total expenses

76,283

71,438

151,507

143,244

Income before other income (expense)

23,028

18,233

46,324

37,731

Interest expense:

Interest related to derivative financial instruments

(820)

(1,370)

(1,375)

(2,715)

Net gain (loss) on change in fair value of derivative financial instruments

1,314

(2,580)

(696)

(3,421)

Total interest related to derivative financial instruments, including net change in fair value of derivative financial instruments

494

(3,950)

(2,071)

(6,136)

Interest related to debt

(14,159)

(11,779)

(27,963)

(23,683)

Gain on extinguishment of debt

121

365

121

365

Other income

4

14

19

40

Net income

$

9,488

$

2,883

$

16,430

$

8,317

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(196)

(28)

(334)

(170)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

9,292

$

2,855

$

16,096

$

8,147

Earnings per common share - basic: (1)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

0.07

$

0.02

$

0.13

$

0.07

Earnings per common share - diluted: (1)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

0.07

$

0.02

$

0.13

$

0.07

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: (1)

Basic

125,194

119,012

125,184

118,829

Diluted

127,124

120,275

127,114

120,094

(1)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, amounts have been adjusted retroactively to reflect a 1-for-2 reverse stock split effected December 15, 2014.

 

HEALTHCARE TRUST OF AMERICA, INC.

NOI, CASH NOI AND SAME-PROPERTY CASH NOI

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

Net income

$

9,488

$

2,883

General and administrative expenses

6,224

5,903

Acquisition-related expenses

1,101

4,869

Depreciation and amortization expense

38,066

33,602

Impairment

1,655

Interest expense and net change in fair value of derivative financial instruments

13,665

15,729

Gain on extinguishment of debt

(121)

(365)

Other income

(4)

(14)

NOI

$

70,074

$

62,607

NOI percentage growth

11.9

%

NOI

$

70,074

$

62,607

Straight-line rent adjustments, net

(2,066)

(1,553)

Amortization of below and above market leases/leasehold interests, net

572

607

Cash NOI

$

68,580

$

61,661

Notes receivable interest income

(564)

Non Same-Property Cash NOI

(10,599)

(4,792)

Same-Property Cash NOI (1)

$

57,981

$

56,305

Same-Property Cash NOI percentage growth

3.0

%

(1) Same-Property includes 268 buildings for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.

NOI is a non-GAAP financial measure that is defined as net income or loss (computed in accordance with GAAP) before: (i) general and administrative expenses; (ii) acquisition-related expenses; (iii) depreciation and amortization expense; (iv) impairment; (v) interest expense and net change in fair value of derivative financial instruments; (vi) gain or loss on extinguishment of debt; and (vii) other income or expense.  HTA believes that NOI provides an accurate measure of the operating performance of its operating assets because NOI excludes certain items that are not associated with the management of the properties.  Additionally, HTA believes that NOI is a widely accepted measure of comparative operating performance of real estate investment trusts ("REITs").  However, HTA's use of the term NOI may not be comparable to that of other REITs as they may have different methodologies for computing this amount.  NOI should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance.  NOI should be reviewed in connection with other GAAP measurements.

Cash NOI is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes from NOI: (i) straight-line rent adjustments, net; (ii) amortization of below and above market leases/leasehold interests, net; and (iii) lease termination fees.  HTA believes that Cash NOI provides another measurement of the operating performance of its operating assets.  Additionally, HTA believes that Cash NOI is a widely accepted measure of comparative operating performance of REITs.  However, HTA's use of the term Cash NOI may not be comparable to that of other REITs as they may have different methodologies for computing this amount.  Cash NOI should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance.  Cash NOI should be reviewed in connection with other GAAP measurements.

To facilitate the comparison of Cash NOI between periods, HTA calculates comparable amounts for a subset of its owned properties referred to as "Same-Property."  Same-Property Cash NOI excludes properties which have not been owned and operated by HTA during the entire span of all periods presented or are intended to be sold in the near term, notes receivable interest income and certain non-routine items.  Same-Property Cash NOI should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance.  Same-Property Cash NOI should be reviewed in connection with other GAAP measurements.

 

HEALTHCARE TRUST OF AMERICA, INC.

FFO, NORMALIZED FFO AND NORMALIZED FAD

(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

9,292

$

2,855

$

16,096

$

8,147

Depreciation and amortization expense

37,752

33,602

74,032

68,544

Impairment

1,655

1,655

FFO attributable to common stockholders

$

48,699

$

36,457

$

91,783

$

76,691

Acquisition-related expenses

1,101

4,869

2,458

5,845

Net (gain) loss on change in fair value of derivative financial instruments

(1,314)

2,580

696

3,421

Gain on extinguishment of debt

(121)

(365)

(121)

(365)

Noncontrolling income (loss) from partnership units included in diluted shares

172

(12)

277

92

Other normalizing items

89

209

Normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders

$

48,537

$

43,529

$

95,182

$

85,893

Other income

(4)

(14)

(19)

(40)

Non-cash compensation expense

1,190

866

3,104

2,254

Straight-line rent adjustments, net

(2,066)

(1,553)

(4,085)

(3,653)

Amortization of below and above market leases/leasehold interests, net

572

607

1,152

1,275

Deferred revenue - tenant improvement related

(140)

(139)

(269)

(272)

Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount/premium

804

553

1,743

1,114

Recurring capital expenditures, tenant improvements and leasing commissions

(4,447)

(4,564)

(8,056)

(8,559)

Normalized FAD attributable to common stockholders

$

44,446

$

39,285

$

88,752

$

78,012

Net income attributable to common stockholders per diluted share (1)

$

0.07

$

0.02

$

0.13

$

0.07

FFO adjustments per diluted share, net (1)

0.31

0.28

0.59

0.57

FFO attributable to common stockholders per diluted share (1)

$

0.38

$

0.30

$

0.72

$

0.64

Normalized FFO adjustments per diluted share, net (1)

0.00

0.06

0.03

0.08

Normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders per diluted share (1)

$

0.38

$

0.36

$

0.75

$

0.72

Normalized FAD adjustments per diluted share, net (1)

(0.03)

(0.03)

(0.05)

(0.07)

Normalized FAD attributable to common stockholders per diluted share (1)

$

0.35

$

0.33

$

0.70

$

0.65

Weighted average number of diluted common shares outstanding (1)

127,124

120,275

127,114

120,094

(1)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, amounts have been adjusted retroactively to reflect a 1-for-2 reverse stock split effected December 15, 2014.

 

HTA computes FFO in accordance with the current standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT").  NAREIT defines FFO, as net income or loss attributable to common stockholders (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains or losses from the sales of real estate property and impairment write-downs of depreciable assets, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.  HTA presents this non-GAAP financial measure because it considers it an important supplemental measure of its operating performance and believes it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of REITs.  Historical cost accounting assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes ratably over time.  Since real asset values have historically risen or fallen based on market conditions, many industry investors have considered presentation of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by themselves.  Because FFO excludes depreciation and amortization unique to real estate, among other items, it provides a perspective not immediately apparent from net income or loss attributable to common stockholders.

HTA's methodology for calculating FFO may be different from methods utilized by other REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to such other REITs.  FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss attributable to common stockholders (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance, nor is it indicative of cash available to fund cash needs.  FFO should be reviewed in connection with other GAAP measurements.

HTA computes Normalized FFO, which excludes from FFO: (i) acquisition-related expenses; (ii) net gain or loss on change in fair value of derivative financial instruments; (iii) gain or loss on extinguishment of debt; (iv) noncontrolling income or loss from partnership units included in diluted shares; and (v) other normalizing items.  HTA presents this non-GAAP financial measure because it allows for the comparison of our operating performance to other REITs and between periods on a consistent basis.  HTA's methodology for calculating Normalized FFO may be different from the methods utilized by other REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to other REITs.  Normalized FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss attributable to common stockholders (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance, nor is it indicative of cash available to fund cash needs.  Normalized FFO should be reviewed in connection with other GAAP measurements.

HTA also computes Normalized FAD, which excludes from Normalized FFO: (i) other income or expense; (ii) non-cash compensation expense; (iii) straight-line rent adjustments, net; (iv) amortization of below and above market leases/leasehold interests, net; (v) deferred revenue - tenant improvement related; (vi) amortization of deferred financing costs and debt premium/discount; and (vii) recurring capital expenditures, tenant improvements and leasing commissions.  HTA believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides a meaningful supplemental measure of our operating performance.  Normalized FAD should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss attributable to common stockholders (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance, nor is it indicative of cash available to fund all of cash needs.  Normalized FAD should be reviewed in connection with other GAAP measurements.

 

SOURCE Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.



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