Curious, can ARPC actually go into the market and buy back just some bonds at current prices??
I don't think they can. Seems like there are bond covenants that restrict this practice. Just don't remember seeing it ever done. Yes, full tender offer at par, but not selective discount buy back.
It is surprising that people don't get that concept. Yes, 90% of taxable income which is not equal to AFFO or FFO or Revenue or ?? Just looked at last three years.. ARCP had no taxable income.. So they could have paid "0" Yes, 0 in dividends and still been OK with REIT status. Got to love Depreciation. I would really prefer if ARCP paid out 50% of FFO, so yes cut div by 50% and then pay down debt for a bit, then use cash flow to purchase more properties or to buy back shares if we are still trading at these levels.... whatever is best use of cash flow.
Correct, of earnings, but ARCP has little if any earnings. Depreciation charges eat up most earnings.. thus the industry uses cash flow for valuations. ARCP may not have had any earnings in past few years. So, if they wanted to.. ARCP could not pay any dividends and still be OK with the IRS.