PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (ARE) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.00 per common share for the third quarter of 2019. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2019. The common stock dividend for the 12 months ended September 30, 2019, of $3.94 per common share represents an increase of 28 cents, or 8 percent, over the 12 months ended September 30, 2018.
The dividend allows the company to share its continued high-quality, strong and increasing net cash provided by operating activities with common shareholders while it retains significant cash provided by operating activities for reinvestment into its highly leased pipeline of development and redevelopment of new Class A properties. The company's funds from operations payout ratio (quarterly common stock dividend divided by quarterly funds from operations) remains favorably low at 58 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Additionally, growth in net cash provided by operating activities after dividends continues to generate opportunities to increase the company's quarterly cash dividend per common share while enabling it to maintain a low funds from operations payout ratio.
The company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 43.75 cents per share for the third quarter of 2019 for its 7 percent Series D cumulative convertible preferred stock. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2019, to preferred shareholders of record on September 30, 2019.
About Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (ARE), an S&P 500® urban office real estate investment trust, is the first and longest-tenured owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, technology and agtech campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland and Research Triangle. For more information, please visit www.are.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Actual results might differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
CONTACT: Sara Kabakoff, AVP – Corporate Communications, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., (626) 788-5578
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