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ELS Reports Second Quarter Results

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Continued Strong Performance; Guidance Update

CHICAGO, July 19, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS) (referred to herein as "we," "us," and "our") today announced results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2021. All per share results are reported on a fully diluted basis unless otherwise noted.

Financial Results for the Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, total revenues increased $63.3 million, or 24.9 percent, to $317.4 million compared to $254.1 million for the same period in 2020. For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, net income available for Common Stockholders increased $14.9 million, or $0.08 per Common Share, to $61.1 million, or $0.33 per Common Share, compared to $46.2 million, or $0.25 per Common Share, for the same period in 2020.

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, total revenues increased $78.9 million, or 14.8 percent, to $613.5 million compared to $534.6 million for the same period in 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, net income available for Common Stockholders increased $13.2 million, or $0.07 per Common Share, to $126.3 million, or $0.69 per Common Share, compared to $113.1 million, or $0.62 per Common Share, for the same period in 2020.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Portfolio Performance

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, Funds from Operations ("FFO") available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders increased $28.1 million, or $0.14 per Common Share, to $117.6 million, or $0.61 per Common Share, compared to $89.5 million, or $0.47 per Common Share, for the same period in 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders increased $36.3 million, or $0.19 per Common Share, to $238.1 million, or $1.24 per Common Share, compared to $201.8 million, or $1.05 per Common Share, for the same period in 2020.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, Normalized Funds from Operations ("Normalized FFO") available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders increased $27.4 million, or $0.14 per Common Share, to $118.3 million, or $0.61 per Common Share, compared to $90.9 million, or $0.47 per Common Share, for the same period in 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, Normalized FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders increased $36.6 million, or $0.19 per Common Share, to $240.9 million, or $1.25 per Common Share, compared to $204.3 million, or $1.06 per Common Share, for the same period in 2020.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, property operating revenues, excluding deferrals, increased $48.1 million to $295.1 million, compared to $247.0 million for the same period in 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, property operating revenues, excluding deferrals, increased $63.7 million to $580.4 million, compared to $516.7 million for the same period in 2020. For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management, increased $27.1 million to $166.5 million, compared to $139.4 million for the same period in 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management, increased $33.5 million to $336.8 million, compared to $303.3 million for the same period in 2020.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, Core property operating revenues, excluding deferrals, increased approximately 14.9 percent and Core income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management, increased approximately 15.6 percent compared to the same period in 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, Core property operating revenues, excluding deferrals, increased approximately 8.5 percent and Core income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management, increased approximately 8.2 percent compared to the same period in 2020.

Business Updates

Page 1 of this Earnings Release and Supplemental Financial Information provides an update on operations and guidance.

Investment Activity

In June 2021, we completed the acquisition of Pine Haven, a 629-site RV community located in Cape May, New Jersey, for a purchase price of $62.8 million. The acquisition was funded with the line of credit.

About Equity LifeStyle Properties

We are a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") with headquarters in Chicago. As of July 19, 2021, we own or have an interest in 435 quality properties in 33 states and British Columbia consisting of 166,188 sites.

For additional information, please contact our Investor Relations Department at (800) 247-5279 or at investor_relations@equitylifestyle.com.

Conference Call

A live webcast of our conference call discussing these results will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. Please visit the Investor Relations section at www.equitylifestyleproperties.com for the link. A replay of the webcast will be available for two weeks at this site.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used, words such as "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "project," "intend," "may be" and "will be" and similar words or phrases, or the negative thereof, unless the context requires otherwise, are intended to identify forward-looking statements and may include without limitation, information regarding our expectations, goals or intentions regarding the future, and the expected effect of our acquisitions. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to:

  • our ability to control costs and real estate market conditions, our ability to retain customers, the actual use of sites by customers and our success in acquiring new customers at our properties (including those that we may acquire);

  • our ability to maintain historical or increase future rental rates and occupancy with respect to properties currently owned or that we may acquire;

  • our ability to attract and retain customers entering, renewing and upgrading membership subscriptions;

  • our assumptions about rental and home sales markets;

  • our assumptions and guidance concerning 2021 growth rates and Net Income and Normalized FFO per share data;

  • our ability to manage counterparty risk;

  • our ability to renew our insurance policies at existing rates and on consistent terms;

  • in the age-qualified properties, home sales results could be impacted by the ability of potential home buyers to sell their existing residences as well as by financial, credit and capital markets volatility;

  • results from home sales and occupancy will continue to be impacted by local economic conditions, lack of affordable manufactured home financing and competition from alternative housing options including site-built single-family housing;

  • impact of government intervention to stabilize site-built single-family housing and not manufactured housing;

  • effective integration of recent acquisitions and our estimates regarding the future performance of recent acquisitions;

  • the completion of future transactions in their entirety, if any, and timing and effective integration with respect thereto;

  • unanticipated costs or unforeseen liabilities associated with recent acquisitions;

  • our ability to obtain financing or refinance existing debt on favorable terms or at all;

  • the effect of interest rates;

  • the effect from any breach of our, or any of our vendors', data management systems;

  • the dilutive effects of issuing additional securities;

  • the outcome of pending or future lawsuits or actions brought against us, including those disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and

  • other risks indicated from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Our guidance acknowledges the existence of volatile economic conditions, which may impact our current guidance assumptions. Factors impacting 2021 guidance include, but are not limited to the following: (i) the mix of site usage within the portfolio; (ii) yield management on our short-term resort and marina sites; (iii) scheduled or implemented rate increases on community, resort and marina sites; (iv) scheduled or implemented rate increases in annual payments under membership subscriptions; (v) occupancy changes; (vi) our ability to attract and retain membership customers; (vii) our ability to integrate and operate recent acquisitions in accordance with our estimates; (viii) completion of pending transactions in their entirety and on assumed schedule; (ix) ongoing legal matters and related fees; and (x) costs to restore property operations and potential revenue losses following storms or other unplanned events. In addition, these forward-looking statements, including our 2021 guidance are subject to risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which are unknown, including the duration of the pandemic, the extent of the adverse health impact on the general population and on our residents, customers, and employees in particular, its impact on the employment rate and the economy, the extent and impact of governmental responses, and the impact of operational changes we have implemented and may implement in response to the pandemic.

For further information on these and other factors that could impact us and the statements contained herein, refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

These forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations and beliefs about future events. As with any projection or forecast, these statements are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of such changes, new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

Supplemental Financial Information

Operations and Guidance Update

We have continued our strong performance in 2021, as marked by these key operational and financial accomplishments:

  • Normalized FFO per common share on a fully diluted basis was $0.61 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, 30% higher than the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and 28% higher than the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

  • Core Portfolio generated growth of 16% in income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management, for the second quarter of 2021 compared to the second quarter of 2020.

  • MH occupancy within our Core Portfolio increased by 68 sites from March 31, 2021.

  • Membership sales and expenses, consisting of membership upgrade sales and expenses, as well as commissions on camping and Trails Collection passes, contributed $2.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $2.1 million, or 277%, compared to the second quarter of 2020.

  • All properties continue to be open subject to seasons of operation and state and local guidelines.

  • Core Transient RV base rental income for the 4th of July holiday weekend grew 21% over 2019.

3rd Quarter and 2021 Full Year Guidance (1)

3rd Quarter

Full Year

Core MH rate growth

4.2%

4.2%

Core RV Annual rate growth

4.8%

4.1%

Core Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management growth rate(2)

8.7% to 9.3%

7.4% to 8.4%

Net Income/share

$0.33 to $0.39

$1.35 to $1.45

Normalized FFO/share

$0.59 to $0.65

$2.42 to $2.52

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(1)

Core MH and RV Annual rate growth estimates for 2021 represent management's estimate of the most likely outcome. Third quarter and full year 2021 guidance ranges represent a range of possible outcomes and the midpoint reflects management's estimate of the most likely outcome. Actual growth rates and per share amounts could vary materially from growth rates and per share amounts presented above if any of our assumptions, including occupancy and rate changes, our ability to integrate and operate recent acquisitions and costs to restore property operations and potential revenue losses following storms or other unplanned events, is incorrect. See Forward-Looking Statements in this release for additional factors impacting our 2021 guidance assumptions.

(2)

Third quarter 2021 includes a projected increase of approximately $3.5 million in Core RV transient base rental income compared to the third quarter of 2020.

Investor Information

Equity Research Coverage (1)

Bank of America Securities

Berenberg Bank

BMO Capital Markets

Jeffrey Spector/ Joshua Dennerlein

Keegan Carl

John Kim

Citi Research

Colliers Securities

Evercore ISI

Michael Bilerman/ Nick Joseph

David Toti

Steve Sakwa/ Samir Khanal

Green Street Advisors

RBC Capital Markets

Robert W. Baird & Company

John Pawlowski

Brad Heffern

Wes Golladay

UBS

Wells Fargo Securities

Michael Goldsmith

Todd Stender

______________________

1.

Any opinions, estimates or forecasts regarding our performance made by these analysts or agencies do not represent our opinions, forecasts or predictions. We do not, by reference to these firms, imply our endorsement of or concurrence with such information, conclusions or recommendations.

Financial Highlights

(In millions, except Common Shares and OP Units outstanding and per share data, unaudited)

As of and for the Three Months Ended

Jun 30,
2021

Mar 31,
2021

Dec 31,
2020

Sept 30,
2020

Jun 30,
2020

Operating Information

Total revenues

$

317.4

$

296.0

$

271.9

$

285.0

$

254.1

Net income

$

64.1

$

69.0

$

68.4

$

53.5

$

48.9

Net income available for Common Stockholders

$

61.1

$

65.2

$

64.6

$

50.6

$

46.2

Adjusted EBITDAre (1)

$

144.6

$

147.9

$

133.1

$

129.7

$

116.2

FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders (1)(2)

$

117.6

$

120.6

$

108.9

$

95.8

$

89.5

Normalized FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders (1)(2)

$

118.3

$

122.6

$

108.9

$

105.5

$

90.9

Funds Available for Distribution ("FAD") for Common Stock and OP Unit holders (1)(2)

$

99.0

$

111.0

$

91.1

$

90.0

$

75.6

Common Shares and OP Units Outstanding (In thousands) and Per Share Data

Common Shares and OP Units, end of the period

192,847

192,779

192,710

192,704

192,636

Weighted average Common Shares and OP Units outstanding - Fully Diluted

192,701

192,685

192,578

192,537

192,542

Net income per Common Share - Fully Diluted (3)

$

0.33

$

0.36

$

0.35

$

0.28

$

0.25

FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Fully Diluted

$

0.61

$

0.63

$

0.57

$

0.50

$

0.47

Normalized FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Fully Diluted

$

0.61

$

0.64

$

0.57

$

0.55

$

0.47

Dividends per Common Share

$

0.3625

$

0.3625

$

0.3425

$

0.3425

$

0.3425

Balance Sheet

Total assets

$

4,824

$

4,786

$

4,419

$

4,260

$

4,268

Total liabilities

$

3,522

$

3,481

$

3,114

$

2,961

$

2,961

Market Capitalization

Total debt (4)

$

3,010

$

3,012

$

2,695

$

2,529

$

2,522

Total market capitalization (5)

$

17,340

$

15,280

$

14,905

$

14,342

$

14,558

Ratios

Total debt / total market capitalization

17.4

%

19.7

%

18.1

%

17.6

%

17.3

%

Total debt / Adjusted EBITDAre (6)

5.4

5.7

5.2

5.0

5.0

Interest coverage (7)

5.4

5.2

5.1

4.9

4.9

Fixed charges(8)

5.3

5.1

5.0

4.9

4.9

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1.

See Non-GAAP Financial Measures Definitions and Reconciliations at the end of the supplemental financial information for definitions of Adjusted EBITDAre, FFO, Normalized FFO and FAD and a reconciliation of Consolidated net income to Adjusted EBITDAre.

2.

See page 8 for a reconciliation of Net income available for Common Stockholders to Non-GAAP financial measures FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders, Normalized FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders and FAD for Common Stock and OP Unit holders.

3.

Net income per Common Share - Fully Diluted is calculated before Income allocated to non-controlling interest - Common OP Units.

4.

Excludes deferred financing costs of approximately $30.1 million as of June 30, 2021.

5.

See page 15 for the calculation of market capitalization as of June 30, 2021.

6.

Calculated using trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDAre.

7.

Calculated by dividing trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDAre by the interest expense incurred during the same period.

8.

See Non-GAAP Financial Measures Definitions and Reconciliations at the end of the supplemental financial information for a definition of fixed charges. This ratio is calculated by dividing trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDAre by the sum of fixed charges and preferred stock dividends, if any, during the same period.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

June 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

(unaudited)

Assets

Investment in real estate:

Land

$

1,877,023

$

1,676,636

Land improvements

3,702,696

3,543,479

Buildings and other depreciable property

1,027,716

940,311

6,607,435

6,160,426

Accumulated depreciation

(2,014,797

)

(1,924,585

)

Net investment in real estate

4,592,638

4,235,841

Cash and restricted cash

44,753

24,060

Notes receivable, net

38,072

35,844

Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

20,496

19,726

Deferred commission expense

45,288

42,472

Other assets, net

82,760

61,026

Total Assets

$

4,824,007

$

4,418,969

Liabilities and Equity

Liabilities:

Mortgage notes payable, net

$

2,621,130

$

2,444,930

Term loan, net

297,261

Unsecured line of credit

62,000

222,000

Accounts payable and other liabilities

164,331

129,666

Deferred membership revenue

167,631

150,692

Accrued interest payable

8,753

8,336

Rents and other customer payments received in advance and security deposits

130,903

92,587

Distributions payable

70,007

66,003

Total Liabilities

3,522,016

3,114,214

Equity:

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020; none issued and outstanding.

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 600,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 183,754,301 and 182,230,631 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

1,827

1,813

Paid-in capital

1,424,350

1,411,397

Distributions in excess of accumulated earnings

(185,930

)

(179,523

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

239

Total Stockholders’ Equity

1,240,486

1,233,687

Non-controlling interests – Common OP Units

61,505

71,068

Total Equity

1,301,991

1,304,755

Total Liabilities and Equity

$

4,824,007

$

4,418,969

Consolidated Income Statements

(In thousands, unaudited)

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenues:

Rental income

$

255,698

$

217,963

$

504,720

$

457,309

Annual membership subscriptions

14,267

12,961

27,921

26,034

Membership upgrade sales current period, gross

9,207

5,048

19,221

9,891

Membership upgrade sales upfront payments, deferred, net

(6,454

)

(2,666

)

(13,881

)

(5,208

)

Other income

14,185

9,680

24,706

20,739

Gross revenues from home sales

24,427

8,866

39,647

20,175

Brokered resale and ancillary services revenues, net

3,129

(575

)

5,466

363

Interest income

1,742

1,791

3,509

3,598

Income from other investments, net

1,222

1,022

2,158

1,665

Total revenues

317,423

254,090

613,467

534,566

Expenses:

Property operating and maintenance

102,663

85,265

191,536

168,899

Real estate taxes

17,896

16,668

35,746

33,509

Sales and marketing, gross

6,298

4,276

12,474

8,254

Membership sales commissions, deferred, net

(1,438

)

(481

)

(2,937

)

(697

)

Property management

16,560

14,813

31,940

29,817

Depreciation and amortization

48,316

38,332

93,714

77,356

Cost of home sales

23,856

8,850

38,724

20,761

Home selling expenses

1,346

1,081

2,652

2,294

General and administrative

10,228

10,609

...

20,740

21,464

Other expenses

800

639

1,498

1,227

Early debt retirement

755

...

2,784

1,054

Interest and related amortization

27,131

26,249

53,406

52,322

Total expenses

254,411

206,301

482,277

416,260

Loss on sale of real estate, net

(59

)

Income before equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures

63,012

47,789

131,131

118,306

Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures

1,068

1,064

1,936

1,271

Consolidated net income

64,080

48,853

133,067

119,577

Income allocated to non-controlling interests – Common OP Units

(3,021

)

(2,658

)

(6,768

)

(6,507

)

Redeemable perpetual preferred stock dividends

(8

)

(8

)

(8

)

(8

)

Net income available for Common Stockholders

$

61,051

$

46,187

$

126,291

$

113,062

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This document contains certain non-GAAP measures used by management that we believe are helpful to understand our business. We believe investors should review these non-GAAP measures along with GAAP net income and cash flows from operating activities, investing activities and financing activities, when evaluating an equity REIT’s operating performance. Our definitions and calculations of these non-GAAP financial and operating measures and other terms may differ from the definitions and methodologies used by other REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures do not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP, nor do they represent cash available to pay distributions and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, determined in accordance with GAAP, as an indication of our financial performance, or to cash flows from operating activities, determined in accordance with GAAP, as a measure of our liquidity, nor are they indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions. For definitions and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to our financial statements as prepared under GAAP, refer to both Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Financial Measures on page 8 and Non-GAAP Financial Measures Definitions and Reconciliations on pages 17 - 19.

Selected Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In millions, except per share data, unaudited)

Quarter Ended

June 30, 2021

Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management - 2021 Core (1)

$

161.3

Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management - Non-Core (1)

5.2

Property management and general and administrative

(26.8

)

Other income and expenses

5.7

Interest and related amortization

(27.1

)

Normalized FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders (2)

$

118.3

Early debt retirement

(0.7

)

FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders (2)

$

117.6

FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Fully Diluted

$

0.61

Normalized FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Fully Diluted

$

0.61

Normalized FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders (2)

$

118.3

Non-revenue producing improvements to real estate

(19.3

)

FAD for Common Stock and OP Unit holders (2)

$

99.0

Weighted average Common Shares and OP Units - Fully Diluted

192.7

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1.

See page 10 for details of the Core Income from Property Operations, excluding deferrals and property management. See page 11 for details of the Non-Core Income from Property Operations, excluding deferrals and property management.

2.

See page 8 for a reconciliation of Net income available for Common Stockholders to FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders, Normalized FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders and FAD for Common Stock and OP Unit holders.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income available for Common Stockholders

$

61,051

$

46,187

$

126,291

$

113,062

Income allocated to non-controlling interests – Common OP Units

3,021

2,658

6,768

6,507

Membership upgrade sales upfront payments, deferred, net

6,454

2,666

13,881

5,208

Membership sales commissions, deferred, net

(1,438

)

(481

)

(2,937

)

(697

)

Depreciation and amortization

48,316

38,332

93,714

77,356

Depreciation on unconsolidated joint ventures

184

184

367

361

Loss on sale of real estate, net

59

FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders

117,588

89,546

238,143

201,797

Early debt retirement

755

2,784

1,054

COVID-19 expenses

1,407

1,446

Normalized FFO available for Common Stock and OP Unit holders

118,343

90,953

240,927

204,297

Non-revenue producing improvements to real estate

(19,308

)

(15,330

)

(30,892

)

(26,796

)

FAD for Common Stock and OP Unit holders

$

99,035

$

75,623

$

210,035

$

177,501

Net income available per Common Share - Basic

$

0.33

$

0.25

$

0.69

$

0.62

Net income available per Common Share - Fully Diluted (1)

$

0.33

$

0.25

$

0.69

$

0.62

FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Basic

$

0.61

$

0.47

$

1.24

$

1.05

FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Fully Diluted

$

0.61

$

0.47

$

1.24

$

1.05

Normalized FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Basic

$

0.61

$

0.47

$

1.25

$

1.06

Normalized FFO per Common Share and OP Unit - Fully Diluted

$

0.61

$

0.47

$

1.25

$

1.06

Weighted average Common Shares outstanding - Basic

182,337

181,833

182,142

181,781

Weighted average Common Shares and OP Units outstanding - Basic

192,490

192,315

192,454

192,267

Weighted average Common Shares and OP Units outstanding - Fully Diluted

192,701

192,542

192,668

192,538

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1.

Net income per fully diluted Common Share is calculated before Income allocated to non-controlling interest - Common OP Units.

Consolidated Income from Property Operations (1)

(In millions, except home site and occupancy figures, unaudited)

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

MH base rental income (2) (3)

$

150.1

$

142.6

$

299.1

$

284.0

Rental home income (3)

4.3

4.1

8.6

8.1

RV and marina base rental income (3) (4)

89.0

60.1

172.6

141.2

Annual membership subscriptions

14.3

13.0

27.9

26.0

Membership upgrade sales current period, gross

9.2

5.0

19.2

9.9

Utility and other income (3)

28.2

22.2

53.0

47.5

Property operating revenues

295.1

247.0

580.4

516.7

Property operating, maintenance and real estate taxes (3)

121.0

102.1

228.5

202.5

Rental home operating and maintenance

1.3

1.3

2.6

2.6

Sales and marketing, gross

6.3

4.2

12.5

8.3

Property operating expenses

128.6

107.6

243.6

213.4

Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management (1)

$

166.5

$

139.4

$

336.8

$

303.3

Manufactured home site figures and occupancy averages:

Total sites

73,182

72,362

73,088

72,307

Occupied sites

69,405

68,613

69,354

68,554

Occupancy %

94.8

%

94.8

%

94.9

%

94.8

%

Monthly base rent per site

$

721

$

693

$

719

$

690

RV and marina base rental income:

Annual

$

58.8

$

47.1

$

113.3

$

94.4

Seasonal

7.4

5.2

22.8

27.8

Transient

22.8

7.8

36.5

19.0

Total RV and marina base rental income

$

89.0

$

60.1

$

172.6

$

141.2

______________________

1.

Excludes property management and the GAAP deferral of membership upgrade sales upfront payments and membership sales commissions, net.

2.

See the manufactured home site figures and occupancy averages included below within this table.

3.

MH base rental income, Rental home income, RV and marina base rental income and Utility income, net of bad debt expense, are presented in Rental income in the Consolidated Income Statements on page 5. Bad debt expense is presented in Property operating, maintenance and real estate taxes in this table.

4.

See RV and marina base rental income detail included below within this table.

Core Income from Property Operations (1)

(In millions, except home site and occupancy figures, unaudited)

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Change (2)

2021

2020

Change (2)

MH base rental income (3)

$

149.2

$

142.5

4.7

%

$

297.3

$

283.9

4.7

%

Rental home income

4.3

4.1

4.6

%

8.6

8.1

6.1

%

RV and marina base rental income (4)

79.4

60.1

32.0

%

156.3

141.2

10.7

%

Annual membership subscriptions

14.3

13.0

10.1

%

27.9

26.0

7.2

%

Membership upgrade sales current period, gross

9.2

5.0

82.4

%

19.2

9.9

94.3

%

Utility and other income

27.3

22.3

22.9

%

51.5

47.6

8.2

%

Property operating revenues

283.7

247.0

14.9

%

560.8

516.7

8.5

%

Property operating, maintenance and real estate taxes (5)

114.8

101.9

12.7

%

217.5

202.3

7.5

%

Rental home operating and maintenance

1.3

1.2

3.4

%

2.5

2.6

(2.8

)%

Sales and marketing, gross

6.3

4.3

47.2

%

12.5

8.3

51.1

%

Property operating expenses

122.4

107.4

13.9

%

232.5

213.2

9.1

%

Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management (1)

$

161.3

$

139.6

15.6

%

$

328.3

$

303.5

8.2

%

Occupied sites (6)

69,022

68,679

Core manufactured home site figures and occupancy averages:

Total sites

72,429

72,087

72,334

72,033

Occupied sites

68,955

68,599

68,911

68,543

Occupancy %

95.2

%

95.2

%

95.3

%

95.2

%

Monthly base rent per site

$

721

$

693

$

719

$

690

Core RV and marina base rental income:

Annual (7)

$

50.8

$

47.1

7.6

%

$

99.9

$

94.5

5.8

%

Seasonal

6.8

5.2

31.1

%

21.8

27.8

(21.7

)%

Transient

21.8

7.8

180.3

%

34.6

18.9

83.0

%

Total RV and marina base rental income

$

79.4

$

60.1

32.0

%

$

156.3

$

141.2

10.7

%

______________________

1.

Excludes property management and the GAAP deferral of membership upgrades sales upfront payments and membership sales commissions, net.

2.

Calculations prepared using actual results without rounding.

3.

See Core manufactured home site figures and occupancy averages included below within this table.

4.

See Core RV base rental income detail included below within this table.

5.

Includes bad debt expense for the periods presented.

6.

Occupied sites are presented as of the end of the period. Occupied sites have increased by 153 from 68,869 at December 31, 2020.

7.

Core Annual marina base rental income represents approximately 99% of the total Core marina base rental income for all periods presented.

Non-Core Income from Property Operations (1)

(In millions, unaudited)

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

MH base rental income

$

0.9

$

1.8

Rental home income

RV and marina base rental income

9.7

16.3

Utility and other income

0.8

1.4

Property operating revenues

11.4

19.5

Property operating expenses (2)

6.2

11.0

Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management (1)

$

5.2

$

8.5

______________________

1.

Excludes property management and the GAAP deferral of membership upgrade sales upfront payments and membership sales commissions, net.

2.

Includes bad debt expense for the periods presented.

Income from Rental Home Operations

(In millions, except occupied rentals, unaudited)

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Manufactured homes:

Rental operations revenues (1)

$

12.3

$

11.9

$

24.7

$

23.6

Rental home operations expense

1.3

1.2

2.5

2.6

Income from rental home operations

11.0

10.7

22.2

21.0

Depreciation on rental homes (2)

2.7

2.7

5.3

5.5

Income from rental operations, net of depreciation

$

8.3

$

8.0

$

16.9

$

15.5

Occupied rentals: (3)

New

3,303

3,291

Used

491

632

Total occupied rental sites

3,794

3,923

As of June 30, 2021

As of June 30, 2020

Cost basis in rental homes: (4)

Gross

Net of
Depreciation

Gross

Net of
Depreciation

New

$

230.4

$

188.3

$

235.5

$

202.1

Used

17.7

9.3

17.7

10.4

Total rental homes

$

248.1

$

197.6

$

253.2

$

212.5

______________________

1.

For the quarters ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, approximately $8.1 million and $7.8 million, respectively, of the rental operations revenue is included in the MH base rental income in the Core Income from Property Operations on page 10. For the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, approximately $16.2 million and $15.6 million, respectively, of the rental operations revenue is included in the MH base rental income in the Core Income from Property Operations on page 10. The remainder of the rental operations revenue is included in Rental home income for the quarters ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 in the Core Income from Property Operations on page 10.

2.

Depreciation on rental homes in our Core portfolio is presented in Depreciation and amortization in the Consolidated Income Statements on page 5.

3.

Occupied rentals as of the end of the period in our Core portfolio. Included in the quarters ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were 282 and 283 homes rented through ECHO Financing LLC ("ECHO joint venture"), respectively. As of June 30, 2021 and 2020, the rental home investment associated with the ECHO joint venture totaled approximately $11.1 million and $11.4 million, respectively.

4.

Includes both occupied and unoccupied rental homes in our Core portfolio. New home cost basis does not include the costs associated with our ECHO joint venture. As of June 30, 2021 and 2020, our investment in the ECHO joint venture was approximately $17.7 million and $17.1 million, respectively.

Total Sites and Home Sales

(In thousands, except sites and home sale volumes, unaudited)

Summary of Total Sites as of June 30, 2021

Sites (1)

MH sites

73,300

RV sites:

Annual

32,200

Seasonal (2)

10,700

Transient

14,700

Marina slips

6,800

Membership (3)

24,800

Joint Ventures (4)

3,600

Total (5)

166,200

Home Sales - Select Data

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Total New Home Sales Volume (6)

295

133

487

288

New Home Sales Volume - ECHO joint venture

16

11

24

23

New Home Sales Gross Revenues (6)

$

23,320

$

7,552

$

37,658

$

16,934

Total Used Home Sales Volume

108

136

210

330

Used Home Sales Gross Revenues

$

1,107

$

1,314

$

1,989

$

3,241

Brokered Home Resales Volume

212

111

372

287

Brokered Home Resale Revenues, net

$

376

$

178

$

649

$

439

1.

MH sites are generally leased on an annual basis to residents who own or lease factory-built homes, including manufactured homes. Annual RV and marina sites are leased on an annual basis to customers who generally have an RV, factory-built cottage, boat or other unit placed on the site, including those Northern properties that are open for the summer season. Seasonal RV and marina sites are leased to customers generally for one to six months. Transient RV and marina sites are leased to customers on a short-term basis.

2.

Includes sites reserved but not used by seasonal customers due to travel restrictions.

3.

Sites primarily utilized by approximately 123,400 members. Includes approximately 6,210 sites rented on an annual basis.

4.

Joint ventures have approximately 2,900 annual Sites, 200 seasonal Sites, and 500 transient Sites.

5.

Total does not foot due to rounding.

6.

Total new home sales volume includes home sales from our ECHO joint venture. New home sales gross revenues does not include the revenues associated with the ECHO joint venture.

Memberships - Select Data

(Unaudited)

2017

2018

2019

2020

Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2021

Member Count (1)

106,456

111,094

115,680

116,169

123,422

Thousand Trails Camping Pass (TTC) Origination

31,618

37,528

41,484

44,129

27,639

TTC Sales

14,128

17,194

19,267

20,587

13,456

RV Dealer TTC Activations

17,490

20,334

22,217

23,542

14,183

Number of annuals (2)

5,843

5,888

5,938

5,986

6,210

Number of upgrade sales (3)

2,514

2,500

2,919

3,373

2,616

(In thousands, unaudited)

Annual membership subscriptions

$

45,798

$

47,778

$

51,015

$

53,085

$

27,921

RV base rental income from annuals

$

16,841

$

18,363

$

19,634

$

20,761

$

11,069

RV base rental income from seasonals/transients

$

18,231

$

19,840

$

20,181

$

18,126

$

10,809

Membership upgrade sales current period, gross

$

14,130

$

15,191

$

19,111

$

21,739

$

19,221

Utility and other income

$

2,254

$

2,410

$

2,422

$

2,426

$

1,000

______________________

1.

Members have entered into annual subscriptions with us that entitle them to use certain properties on a continuous basis for up to 21 days.

2.

Members who rent a specific site for an entire year in connection with their membership subscriptions.

3.

Existing members who have upgraded memberships are eligible for enhanced benefits, including but not limited to longer stays, the ability to make earlier reservations, potential discounts on rental units, and potential access to additional properties. Upgrades require a non-refundable upfront payment.

Market Capitalization

(In millions, except share and OP Unit data, unaudited)

Capital Structure as of June 30, 2021

Total Common
Shares/Units

% of Total
Common
Shares/Units

Total

% of Total

% of Total
Market
Capitalization

Secured Debt

$

2,648

88.0

%

Unsecured Debt

362

12.0

%

Total Debt (1)

$

3,010

100.0

%

17.4

%

Common Shares

183,754,301

95.3

%

OP Units

9,092,478

4.7

%

Total Common Shares and OP Units

192,846,779

100.0

%

Common Stock price at June 30, 2021

$

74.31

Fair Value of Common Shares and OP Units

$

14,330

100.0

%

Total Equity

$

14,330

100.0

%

82.6

%

Total Market Capitalization

$

17,340

100.0

%

______________________

1.

Excludes deferred financing costs of approximately $30.1 million.

Debt Maturity Schedule

Debt Maturity Schedule as of June 30, 2021

(In thousands, unaudited)

Year

Secured
Debt

Weighted
Average
Interest
Rate

Unsecured
Debt (1)

Weighted
Average
Interest
Rate

Total Debt

% of Total
Debt

Weighted
Average
Interest
Rate

2021

$

%

$

%

$

%

%

2022

79,608

4.27

%

%

79,608

2.70

%

4.27

%

2023

97,884

4.98

%

%

97,884

3.32

%

4.98

%

2024

10,332

5.49

%

%

10,332

.35

%

5.49

%

2025

97,143

3.45

%

%

97,143

3.30

%

3.45

%

2026

%

300,000

1.79

%

300,000

10.18

%

1.79

%

2027

%

%

%

%

2028

214,644

4.19

%

%

214,644

7.28

%

4.19

%

2029

%

%

%

%

2030

275,385

2.69

%

%

275,385

9.34

%

2.69

%

Thereafter

1,872,959

3.63

%

%

1,872,959

63.53

%

3.63

%

Total

$

2,647,955

3.65

%

$

300,000

1.79

%

$

2,947,955

100.0

%

3.46

%

Unsecured Line of Credit (1)

62,000

62,000

Note Premiums

501

501

Total Debt

2,648,456

362,000

3,010,456

Deferred Financing Costs

(27,326

)

(2,739

)

(30,065

)

Total Debt, net

$

2,621,130

$

359,261

$

2,980,391

3.38

% (2)

Average Years to Maturity

12.4

4.7

11.5

______________________

1.

Reflects outstanding balance on our existing line of credit as of June 30, 2021.

2.

Reflects effective interest rate for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, including amortization of note premiums and deferred financing costs.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Definitions and Reconciliations

FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (FFO). We define FFO as net income, computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from sales of properties, depreciation and amortization related to real estate, impairment charges and adjustments to reflect our share of FFO of unconsolidated joint ventures. Adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures are calculated to reflect FFO on the same basis. We compute FFO in accordance with our interpretation of standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), which may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than we do. We receive non-refundable upfront payments from membership upgrade contracts. In accordance with GAAP, the non-refundable upfront payments and related commissions are deferred and amortized over the estimated membership upgrade contract term. Although the NAREIT definition of FFO does not address the treatment of non-refundable upfront payments, we believe that it is appropriate to adjust for the impact of the deferral activity in our calculation of FFO.

We believe FFO, as defined by the Board of Governors of NAREIT, is generally a measure of performance for an equity REIT. While FFO is a relevant and widely used measure of operating performance for equity REITs, it does not represent cash flow from operations or net income as defined by GAAP, and it should not be considered as an alternative to these indicators in evaluating liquidity or operating performance.

NORMALIZED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (NORMALIZED FFO). We define Normalized FFO as FFO excluding non-operating income and expense items, such as gains and losses from early debt extinguishment, including prepayment penalties and defeasance costs, and other miscellaneous non-comparable items. Normalized FFO presented herein is not necessarily comparable to Normalized FFO presented by other real estate companies due to the fact that not all real estate companies use the same methodology for computing this amount.

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION (FAD). We define FAD as Normalized FFO less non-revenue producing capital expenditures.

We believe that FFO, Normalized FFO and FAD are helpful to investors as supplemental measures of the performance of an equity REIT. We believe that by excluding the effect of gains or losses from sales of properties, depreciation and amortization related to real estate and impairment charges, which are based on historical costs and may be of limited relevance in evaluating current performance, FFO can facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and among other equity REITs. We further believe that Normalized FFO provides useful information to investors, analysts and our management because it allows them to compare our operating performance to the operating performance of other real estate companies and between periods on a consistent basis without having to account for differences not related to our operations. For example, we believe that excluding the early extinguishment of debt and other miscellaneous non-comparable items from FFO allows investors, analysts and our management to assess the sustainability of operating performance in future periods because these costs do not affect the future operations of the properties. In some cases, we provide information about identified non-cash components of FFO and Normalized FFO because it allows investors, analysts and our management to assess the impact of those items.

INCOME FROM PROPERTY OPERATIONS, EXCLUDING DEFERRALS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. We define Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management as rental income, membership subscriptions and upgrade sales, utility and other income less property and rental home operating and maintenance expenses, real estate taxes, sales and marketing expenses, excluding property management and the GAAP deferral of membership upgrade sales upfront payments and membership sales commissions, net. For comparative purposes, we present bad debt expense within Property operating, maintenance and real estate taxes in the current and prior periods. We believe that this Non-GAAP financial measure is helpful to investors and analysts as a measure of the operating results of our properties.

The following table reconciles Net income available for Common Stockholders to Income from property operations:

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(amounts in thousands)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income available for Common Stockholders

$

61,051

$

46,187

$

126,291

$

113,062

Redeemable perpetual preferred stock dividends

8

8

8

8

Income allocated to non-controlling interests – Common OP Units

3,021

2,658

6,768

6,507

Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures

(1,068

)

(1,064

)

(1,936

)

(1,271

)

Income before equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures

63,012

47,789

131,131

118,306

Loss on sale of real estate, net

59

Membership upgrade sales upfront payments, deferred, net

6,454

2,666

13,881

5,208

Gross revenues from home sales

(24,427

)

(8,866

)

(39,647

)

(20,175

)

Brokered resale and ancillary services revenues, net

(3,129

)

575

(5,466

)

(363

)

Interest income

(1,742

)

(1,791

)

(3,509

)

(3,598

)

Income from other investments, net

(1,222

)

(1,022

)

(2,158

)

(1,665

)

Membership sales commissions, deferred, net

(1,438

)

(481

)

(2,937

)

(697

)

Property management

16,560

14,813

31,940

29,817

Depreciation and amortization

48,316

38,332

93,714

77,356

Cost of home sales

23,856

8,850

38,724

20,761

Home selling expenses

1,346

1,081

2,652

2,294

General and administrative

10,228

10,609

20,740

21,464

Other expenses

800

639

1,498

1,227

Early debt retirement

755

2,784

1,054

Interest and related amortization

27,131

26,249

53,406

52,322

Income from property operations, excluding deferrals and property management

166,500

139,443

336,812

303,311

Membership upgrade sales upfront payments, and membership sales commissions, deferred, net

(5,016

)

(2,185

)

(10,944

)

(4,511

)

Property management

(16,560

)

(14,813

)

(31,940

)

(29,817

)

Income from property operations

$

144,924

$

122,445

$

293,928

$

268,983

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAX, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION FOR REAL ESTATE (EBITDAre) AND ADJUSTED EBITDAre. We define EBITDAre as net income or loss excluding interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, gains or losses from sales of properties, impairments charges, and adjustments to reflect our share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated joint ventures. We compute EBITDAre in accordance with our interpretation of the standards established by NAREIT, which may not be comparable to EBITDAre reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than we do. We receive non-refundable upfront payments from membership upgrade contracts. In accordance with GAAP, the non-refundable upfront payments and related commissions are deferred and amortized over the estimated customer life. Although the NAREIT definition of EBITDAre does not address the treatment of non-refundable upfront payments, we believe that it is appropriate to adjust for the impact of the deferral activity in our calculation of EBITDAre.

We define Adjusted EBITDAre as EBITDAre excluding non-operating income and expense items, such as gains and losses from early debt extinguishment, including prepayment penalties and defeasance costs, and other miscellaneous non-comparable items.

We believe that EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre may be useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity because the measures are widely used to measure the operating performance of an equity REIT.

The following table reconciles Consolidated net income to EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre:

Quarters Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(amounts in thousands)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Consolidated net income

$

64,080

$

48,853

$

133,067

$

119,577

Interest income

(1,742

)

(1,791

)

(3,509

)

(3,598

)

Membership upgrade sales upfront payments, deferred, net

6,454

2,666

13,881

5,208

Membership sales commissions, deferred, net

(1,438

)

(481

)

(2,937

)

(697

)

Real estate depreciation and amortization

48,316

38,332

93,714

77,356

Other depreciation and amortization

740

639

1,444

1,227

Interest and related amortization

27,131

26,249

53,406

52,322

Loss on sale of real estate, net

59

Adjustments to our share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated joint ventures

273

279

519

542

EBITDAre

143,814

114,746

289,644

251,937

Early debt retirement

755

2,784

1,054

COVID-19 expenses

1,407

1,446

Adjusted EBITDAre

$

144,569

$

116,153

$

292,428

$

254,437

CORE. The Core properties include properties we owned and operated during all of 2020 and 2021. We believe Core is a measure that is useful to investors for annual comparison as it removes the fluctuations associated with acquisitions, dispositions and significant transactions or unique situations.

NON-CORE. The Non-Core properties include properties that were not owned and operated during all of 2020 and 2021. This includes, but is not limited to, one MH community, seven RV communities and one marina acquired during 2020 and two RV communities and eleven marinas acquired during 2021.

INCOME FROM RENTAL OPERATIONS, NET OF DEPRECIATION. We use Income from rental operations, net of depreciation as an alternative measure to evaluate the operating results of our home rental program. Income from rental operations, net of depreciation, represents income from rental operations less depreciation expense on rental homes. We believe this measure is meaningful for investors as it provides a complete picture of the home rental program operating results, including the impact of depreciation, which affects our home rental program investment decisions.

NON-REVENUE PRODUCING IMPROVEMENTS. Represents capital expenditures that do not directly result in increased revenue or expense savings and are primarily comprised of common area improvements, furniture and mechanical improvements.

FIXED CHARGES. Fixed charges consist of interest expense, amortization of note premiums and debt issuance costs.

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