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Earnings Highlights and Summary

During Q1 FY18, National Retail's total revenues came in at $152.84 million versus $141.43 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's total revenues for the reported quarter outperformed market forecasts of $151.1 million.

The Orlando, Florida-based Company generated revenues of $148.61 million from rental and earned income in Q1 FY18, up 8.2% from $137.308 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's real estate expense reimbursement from tenants was $4.16 million during the reported quarter compared to $3.86 million in the prior year's same period. Furthermore, the Company's interest and other income from real estate transactions were $73 thousand in Q1 FY18 compared to $274 thousand in Q1 FY17.

The retail real estate investment trust (REIT) reported net earnings available to common stockholders of $94.70 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in Q1 FY18 compared to $51.62 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, in Q1 FY17. The Company's core FFO stood at $103.03 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, during Q1 FY18 compared to $88.12 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, in Q1 FY17. Wall Street had expected the Company to report core FFO of $0.65 per diluted share for the reported period.

Earnings Metrics

National Retail's general and administrative (G&A) expenses stood at $8.70 million in the reported quarter compared to $8.92 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's total operating expenses grew to $61.57 million in Q1 FY18 from $55.93 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's operating income was $91.27 million in the reported quarter versus $85.50 million in the previous year's comparable quarter. Furthermore, the Company's period end occupancy was 99.2% in Q1 FY18 versus 99.1% in Q1 FY17.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company invested $177.01 million in property investments, including the acquisition of 52 properties with aggregate 400,000 square feet of gross leasable area at an initial cash yield of 6.7%. Moreover, it sold 15 properties for $71.63 million, which produced gains on sales of $38.60 million.

Cash Matters and Balance Sheet

The Company's net cash provided by operating activities was $130.00 million during Q1 FY18 versus $117.19 million in the year ago corresponding period. As on March 31, 2018, National Retail had a cash and cash equivalents balance $4.00 million versus $1.36 million as on December 31, 2017.

Outlook

In its guidance for FY18, National Retail's management forecasts net earnings per share to be in the range of $1.51 to $1.55. The Company's core FFO per share is projected to be between $2.62 and $2.66 for FY18.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 25, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, National Retail Properties' stock was marginally up 0.49%, ending the trading session at $40.72.

Volume traded for the day: 413.08 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 6.93%; previous three-month period – up 4.98%; and past twelve-month period – up 6.62%

After last Friday's close, National Retail Properties' market cap was at $6.23 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 30.90.

The stock has a dividend yield of 4.67%.

The stock is part of the Financial sector, categorized under the REIT - Diversified industry.

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