Macerich Announces Quarterly Results

Increases 2015 FFO per share Guidance Range

Jul 23, 2015, 08:00 ET from The Macerich Company

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macerich Company (NYSE Symbol: MAC) today announced results of operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, which included funds from operations ("FFO")  diluted of $151.0  million or $.89 per share-diluted compared to $129.8  million or $.86 per share-diluted for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  Included in the 2015 second quarter results is a loss on extinguishment of debt of $1.6 million or $.01 per share-diluted and $11.4 million or $.07 per share-diluted of expenses related to an unsolicited takeover attempt and contested proxy.  Net income attributable to the Company was $14.4 million or $.09 per share-diluted for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 compared to net income attributable to the Company for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 of $16.1 million or $.11 per share-diluted.   A description and reconciliation of FFO per share-diluted to EPS-diluted is included in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

Recent Highlights: 

  • Mall tenant annual sales per square foot for the portfolio increased 10% for the year ended June 30, 2015 to $623 compared to $567 for the year ended June 30, 2014.  On a same center basis, annual sales per square foot increased to $619 for the year ended June 30, 2015, up from $581 for the year ended June 30, 2014.
  • The releasing spreads for the year ended June 30, 2015 were up 17.5%.
  • Mall portfolio occupancy was 95.5% at June 30, 2015 compared to 95.4% at June 30, 2014. 

Arthur Coppola chairman and chief executive officer of Macerich stated, "As evidenced by our continued strong operating metrics and accelerating same center net operating income growth, the Macerich portfolio is clearly realizing the benefits of a multi-year repositioning which saw us recycle capital out of lower quality malls into value-enhancing redevelopment opportunities.  During the recently-completed quarter, we were able to drive same center NOI growth in excess of 7.0% while laying the groundwork for future growth through continued execution on our deep pipeline of value-add redevelopment and expansion projects."

Developments:

At Tysons Corner Center, the Company's 2.1 million square foot super regional mall, construction was completed on the multifamily component of this mixed use project which has also added an office tower and luxury hotel to one of the country's premier retail centers. The 527,000 square foot office tower with major tenants Intelsat and Deloitte opened in August 2014 and is currently more than 87% leased. A 300-room Hyatt Regency hotel opened on April 14, 2015.  The 30-story, 430-unit luxury residential tower opened in May 2015 with lease up expected through July, 2016. 

At Broadway Plaza, in Walnut Creek, California, a major redevelopment, including a 235,000 square foot expansion, is underway.  This 774,000 square foot mall (pre-expansion) is anchored by Macy's, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The expansion is planned to open in phases starting in fall 2015.

At both Los Cerritos Center and Scottsdale Fashion Square, expansions are underway to add a Dick's Sporting Goods store and a Harkins Theatre.  At Scottsdale Fashion Square the projects are planned to open in the third quarter of 2015 and at Los Cerritos the projects will be opened in late 2015 and early 2016.

At Santa Monica Place a new ArcLight Cinema is being built on the third level above Bloomingdales.  Completion of the project is scheduled for fall 2015.

At Green Acres Mall development of a 335,000 square foot power center is underway.  The project includes a Dick's Sporting Goods and other big box retailers.  Completion is expected in late 2016.

2015 Earnings Guidance:

Management is increasing its previously provided FFO per share guidance range to $3.86 to $3.94 up from $3.83 to $3.93. The guidance does not include the impact of gains or losses on early extinguishment of debt or expenses related to an unsolicited takeover attempt.

Details of the guidance assumptions are included in the Company's Form 8-K supplemental financial information.                                          

Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States.

Macerich currently owns 55 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 51 regional shopping centers. Macerich specializes in successful retail properties in many of the country's most attractive, densely populated markets with significant presence in the Pacific Rim, Arizona, Chicago, and the New York Metro area to Washington DC corridor. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company's website at www.macerich.com.

Investor Conference Call

The Company will provide an online Web simulcast and rebroadcast of its quarterly earnings conference call.  The call will be available on The Macerich Company's website at www.macerich.com (Investing Section).  The call begins Thursday July 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time. To listen to the call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call in order to register and download audio software if needed. An online replay at www.macerich.com (Investing Section) will be available for one year after the call. 

The Company will publish a supplemental financial information package which will be available at www.macerich.com in the Investing Section.  It will also be furnished to the SEC as part of a Current Report on Form 8-K.

Note:  This release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements which can be identified by the use of words, such as  "expects," "anticipates," "assumes," "projects," "estimated" and "scheduled" and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. Stockholders are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to vary materially from those anticipated, expected or projected.  Such factors include, among others, general industry, as well as national, regional and local economic and business conditions, which will, among other things, affect demand for retail space or retail goods, availability and creditworthiness of current and prospective tenants, anchor or tenant bankruptcies, closures, mergers or consolidations, lease rates, terms and payments, interest rate fluctuations, availability, terms and cost of financing and operating expenses; adverse changes in the real estate markets including, among other things, competition from other companies, retail formats and technology, risks of real estate development and redevelopment, acquisitions and dispositions; the liquidity of real estate investments, governmental actions and initiatives (including legislative and regulatory changes); environmental and safety requirements; and terrorist activities or other acts of violence which could adversely affect all of the above factors.  The reader is directed to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which discussion is incorporated herein by reference. The Company does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking information to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events unless required by law to do so.

 (See attached tables)

 

THE MACERICH COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)











Results of Operations:






For the Three Months 

For the Six Months 


Ended June 30,

Ended June 30,


Unaudited

Unaudited


2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenues:





Minimum rents 

$193,131

$149,220

$383,892

$300,852

Percentage rents   

2,576

2,372

5,824

5,222

Tenant recoveries

105,592

83,375

211,290

174,850

Other income

15,321

10,594

28,324

21,024

Management Companies' revenues

6,174

8,776

11,799

16,897






     Total revenues

322,794

254,337

641,129

518,845






Expenses:





Shopping center and operating  expenses 

93,877

81,865

195,541

172,225

Management Companies' operating  expenses 

20,239

20,896

46,707

43,677

REIT general and administrative expenses 

7,550

5,123

15,972

12,006

Costs related to unsolicited takeover offer

11,423

-

24,995

-

Depreciation and amortization 

119,333

87,801

239,951

176,457

Interest expense  

54,896

45,800

108,182

92,138

Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net

1,609

-

(636)

358






     Total expenses

308,927

241,485

630,712

496,861






Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures 

9,094

13,903

17,368

27,672

Co-venture expense (a)

(2,813)

(2,212)

(4,943)

(4,032)

Income tax benefit 

283

2,898

1,218

3,070

Loss on sale or write down of assets, net

(4,671)

(9,455)

(3,736)

(11,065)

(Loss) gain on remeasurement of assets

(14)

-

22,089

-






     Net income

15,746

17,986

42,413

37,629

Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,351

1,898

3,407

3,722

     Net income attributable to the Company

$14,395

$16,088

$39,006

$33,907






Average number of shares outstanding - basic

158,501

140,894

158,419

140,831

Average shares outstanding, assuming full conversion of OP Units  (b)

169,079

151,007

168,966

150,883

Average shares outstanding - Funds From Operations ("FFO") - diluted (b) 

169,211

151,149

169,134

150,981






Net income per share - basic 

$0.09

$0.11

$0.24

$0.24

Net income per share - diluted  

$0.09

$0.11

$0.24

$0.24






Dividend declared per share 

$0.65

$0.62

$1.30

$1.24






FFO - basic  (b) (c)

$150,993

$129,825

$284,527

$251,384

FFO - diluted (b) (c)

$150,993

$129,825

$284,527

$251,384

FFO  - diluted, excluding extinguishment of debt and costs





            related to unsolicited takeover offer  (b) (c)

$164,025

$129,825

$308,886

$251,742






FFO per share - basic   (b) (c)

$0.89

$0.86

$1.68

$1.67

FFO per share - diluted  (b) (c)

$0.89

$0.86

$1.68

$1.67

FFO per share - diluted, excluding extinguishment of debt and costs 





         related to unsolicited takeover offer (b) (c)

$0.97

$0.86

$1.83

$1.67











 


THE MACERICH COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)




 (a)

This represents the outside partners' allocation of net income in the Chandler Fashion Center/Freehold Raceway Mall joint venture.



 (b)

The Macerich Partnership, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership" or the "OP") has operating partnership units ("OP units"). OP units can be converted into shares of Company common stock. Conversion of the OP units not owned by the Company has been assumed for purposes of calculating FFO per share and the weighted average number of shares outstanding. The computation of average shares for FFO - diluted includes the effect of share and unit-based compensation plans, stock warrants and convertible senior notes using the treasury stock method. It also assumes conversion of MACWH, LP preferred and common units to the extent they are dilutive to the calculation.



 (c)

The Company uses FFO in addition to net income to report its operating and financial results and considers FFO and FFO-diluted as supplemental measures for the real estate industry and a supplement to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") measures. The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") defines FFO as net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from extraordinary items and sales of depreciated operating properties, plus real estate related depreciation and amortization, impairment write-downs of real estate and write-downs of investments in an affiliate where the write-downs have been driven by a decrease in the value of real estate held by the affiliate and after adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures. Adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures are calculated  to reflect FFO on the same basis.   




FFO and FFO on a diluted basis are useful to investors in comparing operating and financial results between periods. This is especially true since FFO excludes real estate depreciation and amortization, as the Company believes real estate values fluctuate based on market conditions rather than depreciating in value ratably on a straight-line basis over time. The Company believes that such a presentation also provides investors with a more meaningful measure of its operating results in comparison to the operating results of other real estate investment trusts ("REITs"). The Company believes that FFO on a diluted basis is a measure investors find most useful in measuring the dilutive  impact of outstanding convertible securities. The Company further believes that FFO does not represent cash flow from operations as defined by GAAP, should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) as defined by GAAP, and is not indicative of cash available to fund all cash flow needs. The Company also cautions that FFO as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other REITs.    



 

THE MACERICH COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)













Reconciliation of Net income attributable to the Company to FFO (c):








 For the Three Months  

 For the Six Months  



 Ended June 30, 

 Ended June 30, 



 Unaudited 

 Unaudited 



2015

2014

2015

2014

Net income attributable to the Company


$14,395

$16,088

$39,006

$33,907







Adjustments to reconcile net income attributable to the Company to FFO - basic and diluted:






   Noncontrolling interests in OP


961

1,154

2,596

2,419

   Loss on sale or write down of consolidated assets, net


4,671

9,455

3,736

11,065

   Loss (gain) on remeasurement of consolidated assets plus gain on undepreciated asset sales - consolidated assets plus non-controlling interests share of (loss) gain on sale or write down of consolidated joint ventures, net


14

-

(22,089)

-


-

122

944

122







-

(39)

112

(39)

   (Gain) loss on sale or write down of assets from unconsolidated entities (pro rata), net plus gain on undepreciated asset sales - unconsolidated entities (pro rata)


(139)

3,310

(139)

3,372


142

2

142

-

   Depreciation and amortization on consolidated assets 


119,333

87,801

239,951

176,457

   Less depreciation and amortization allocable to noncontrolling interests on consolidated joint ventures







(3,745)

(5,387)

(7,536)

(10,846)

   Depreciation and amortization on joint ventures (pro rata) 


18,658

19,952

34,269

40,327

   Less: depreciation on personal property 


(3,297)

(2,633)

(6,465)

(5,400)







Total FFO - basic and diluted


150,993

129,825

284,527

251,384

   Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net - consolidated assets


1,609

-

(636)

358

Total FFO  - diluted, excluding extinguishment of debt 


152,602

129,825

283,891

251,742

Add: Costs related to unsolicited takeover offer


11,423

-

24,995

-

Total FFO - diluted, excluding extinguishment of debt and costs related to unsolicited takeover offer 







$164,025

$129,825

$308,886

$251,742



















Reconciliation of EPS to FFO per diluted share (c):








 For the Three Months  

 For the Six Months  



 Ended June 30, 

 Ended June 30, 



 Unaudited 

 Unaudited 



2015

2014

2015

2014

Earnings per share - diluted


$0.09

$0.11

$0.24

$0.24

   Per share impact of depreciation and amortization of real estate


0.77

0.67

1.53

1.34

   Per share impact of  loss (gain) on remeasurement, sale or write down of assets, net


0.03

0.08

(0.09)

0.09

FFO per share - diluted


$0.89

$0.86

$1.68

$1.67

Per share impact of loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net


0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

Per share impact of costs related to unsolicited takeover offer


0.07

0.00

0.15

0.00

FFO per share - diluted, excluding extinguishment of debt and costs related to unsolicited takeover offer






$0.97

$0.86

$1.83

$1.67















 


THE MACERICH COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)















 For the Three Months  

For the Six Months

Reconciliation of Net income attributable to the Company to EBITDA:


Ended June 30,

Ended June 30,  



 Unaudited 

 Unaudited 



2015

2014

2015

2014







Net income attributable to the Company


$14,395

$16,088

$39,006

$33,907







   Interest expense - consolidated assets


54,896

45,800

108,182

92,138

   Interest expense - unconsolidated entities (pro rata)


8,771

16,540

17,350

33,654

   Depreciation and amortization - consolidated assets


119,333

87,801

239,951

176,457

   Depreciation and amortization - unconsolidated entities (pro rata)


18,658

19,952

34,269

40,327

   Noncontrolling interests in OP


961

1,154

2,596

2,419

   Less: Interest expense and depreciation and amortization allocable to noncontrolling interests on consolidated joint ventures







(6,099)

(8,150)

(12,278)

(16,341)

   Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net - consolidated entities


1,609

-

(636)

358

   Loss on sale or write down of assets - consolidated assets, net


4,671

9,455

3,736

11,065

   Loss (gain) on remeasurement of assets - consolidated assets


14

-

(22,089)

-

   (Gain) loss on sale or write down of assets - unconsolidated entities (pro rata), net


(139)

3,310

(139)

3,372

   Add: Non-controlling interests share of (loss) gain on sale of consolidated assets, net


-

(39)

112

(39)

   Income tax benefit


(283)

(2,898)

(1,218)

(3,070)

   Distributions on preferred units


138

183

276

367

EBITDA (d)


$216,925

$189,196

$409,118

$374,614



















Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Operating Income ("NOI") and to NOI - Same Centers:












 For the Three Months  

 For the Six Months  



 Ended June 30, 

 Ended June 30, 



 Unaudited 

 Unaudited 



2015

2014

2015

2014

EBITDA (d)


$216,925

$189,196

$409,118

$374,614







Add: REIT general and administrative expenses


7,550

5,123

15,972

12,006

         Costs related to unsolicited takeover offer


11,423

-

24,995

-

         Management Companies' revenues


(6,174)

(8,776)

(11,799)

(16,897)

         Management Companies' operating  expenses 


20,239

20,896

46,707

43,677

         Straight-line and above/below market adjustments 


(7,270)

(2,978)

(13,242)

(5,669)

NOI - All Centers


242,693

203,461

471,751

407,731

         NOI of non-comparable centers


(19,248)

4,297

(34,011)

4,110

NOI - Same Centers (e)


$223,445

$207,758

$437,740

$411,841















(d)

EBITDA represents earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, noncontrolling interests, extraordinary items, loss (gain) on remeasurement, sale or write down of assets, loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt and preferred dividends and includes joint ventures at their pro rata share. Management considers EBITDA to be an appropriate supplemental measure to net income because it helps investors understand the ability of the Company to incur and service debt and make capital expenditures. The Company believes that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to operating income as an indicator of the Company's operating performance, or to cash flows from operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP) or as a measure of liquidity. The Company also cautions that EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measurements reported by other companies.



(e)

The Company presents same center NOI because the Company believes it is useful for investors to evaluate the operating performance of comparable centers. Same center NOI is calculated using total EBITDA and subtracting out EBITDA from non-comparable centers and eliminating the management companies and the Company's general and administrative expenses and costs related to unsolicited takeover offer. Same center NOI excludes the impact of straight-line and above/below market adjustments to minimum rents. In both periods, same center NOI includes  100% of former joint venture properties acquired in 2014.



 

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