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WashREIT Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (“WashREIT” or the “Company”) (NYSE: WRE), a multifamily REIT with properties in the Washington metro area and the Southeast, reported financial and operating results today for the quarter ended June 30, 2022:

Financial Results

  • Net loss was $8.9 million, or $0.10 per diluted share

  • NAREIT FFO was $15.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted share

  • Core FFO was $18.2 million, or $0.21 per diluted share

  • Net Operating Income (NOI) was $32.8 million

Operational Highlights

  • Same-store multifamily NOI increased by 5.1% compared to the prior year period and continues to build for the second half of 2022

  • Effective new Lease Rate Growth was 11.7%, effective renewal Lease Rate Growth was 10.9%, and effective blended Lease Rate Growth was 11.2% during the quarter for our same-store portfolio

  • Effective new Lease Rate Growth was 17.7%, effective renewal Lease Rate Growth was 16.3%, and effective blended Lease Rate Growth was 16.9% during the quarter for our Atlanta portfolio

  • Effective new Lease Rate Growth continued to increase post quarter end; for July move ins, we have achieved blended effective Lease Rate Growth of 17.0% for our Atlanta portfolio and 11.3% for our same-store portfolio

  • Same-store retention increased to 63% compared to 57% in the second quarter of 2021

  • Same-store multifamily Average Occupancy increased 70 basis points from the second quarter of 2021 to 95.8%

Transformation Update

  • Completed the acquisitions of Alder Park in Smyrna, GA and Marietta Crossing in Marietta, GA for $178 million in aggregate on May 5, 2022, including the assumption of two mortgage notes totaling $76.6 million in the aggregate, each securing one of the properties. We have now deployed the net proceeds from our 2021 commercial portfolio sales in line with our strategy and targeted price range.

Liquidity Position

  • Available liquidity was approximately $745 million as of June 30, 2022, consisting of the entire capacity under the Company's $700 million revolving credit facility and cash on hand

  • The Company has no scheduled debt maturities until July 2023

"We have completed the deployment of the net proceeds from our commercial asset sales and have entered the third quarter with a low double digit loss-to-lease and a very strong earn-in that should deliver outsized growth through 2023," said Paul T. McDermott, President and CEO. "While the capital markets have been disrupted in connection with the Federal Reserve's response to rising inflation and other macro events, our operating fundamentals remain robust, and we are working on opportunities to continue to grow profitably. We have been, and will continue to be, selective with the assets we acquire, and disciplined with our underwriting. Maintaining this discipline, along with focusing on growth starting with firm initial yield targets, has proven to be prudent as the economic environment shifts. Looking forward, we are positioned for strong same store NOI growth for the rest of 2022 and 2023 and we are confident in our ability to continue our expansion and geographic diversification."

Second Quarter Operating Results

  • Same-store Multifamily NOI - Same-store NOI increased 5.1% compared to the corresponding prior year period driven primarily by higher base rent and lower concessions. Average occupancy for the quarter increased 70 basis points from the prior year period to 95.8%.

  • Same-store Other NOI - Our Other same-store portfolio is comprised of one asset, Watergate 600. Same-store NOI increased by 9.6% compared to the corresponding prior year period due to higher rental and parking income. Watergate 600 was 92.1% occupied and 92.1% leased at quarter end.

"We are slightly lowering and tightening our guidance range by two cents at the midpoint due to a delay in timing of further acquisitions and increased interest costs, including lower capitalized interest and higher interest rates. Neither of these adjustments have changed our outlook for 2023," said Stephen E. Riffee, Executive Vice President and CFO. "Operating trends remain strong and we are raising our same-store multifamily guidance range. Looking forward, we expect growth to accelerate in the second half of the year. The third quarter will be the first quarter of performance that, for the entirety of the quarter, includes the full allocation of the net proceeds from exiting our commercial businesses and the first quarter where substantially all of our multifamily leases have had at least one post-pandemic inflection lease rate increase. We expect same-store multifamily NOI growth in the double digits, on average, for at least the next five quarters and for our Southeast communities to deliver year-over-year growth for the months owned in both 2022 and 2023 that is much higher than our same-store growth."

2022 Guidance

Core FFO for 2022 is expected to range from $0.86 to $0.90 per fully diluted share. The following assumptions are included in the Core FFO guidance for 2022:

Full Year Outlook on Key Assumptions and Metrics

  • Same-store multifamily NOI growth is expected to range between 8.5% to 9.5% which represents a 25 basis point increase at the midpoint compared to our prior guidance

  • Same-store multifamily and Trove NOI, which was fully delivered and invested by the start of 2021, is now expected to grow between 12.25% and 13.25%

  • Non-same-store multifamily NOI is expected to range from $22.0 million to $23.0 million in 2022, which represents a $0.5 million decrease at the midpoint resulting primarily from slightly higher operating and bad debt expenses and lower capitalized costs for development

  • We have raised the midpoint of our guidance for Other same-store NOI, which consists solely of Watergate 600, which is now expected to range from $13.25 million to $13.75 million

  • Approximately $125 million of additional multifamily acquisitions are expected to be completed in the Southeast during the fourth quarter of 2022, which is higher than the prior targeted acquisition level but later than previously assumed

  • Core AFFO payout ratio is expected to be in the mid-70% range

 

Full Year 2022

Core FFO per diluted share

$0.86 - $0.90

Net Operating Income

 

Same-store multifamily NOI growth

8.5% - 9.5%

Same-store multifamily and Trove NOI growth

12.25% - 13.25%

Non-same-store multifamily NOI (a)

$22.0 million - $23.0 million

Non-residential NOI (b)

~$0.75 million

Other same-store NOI (c)

$13.25 million - $13.75 million

Transactions

 

Acquisitions (d)

$125 million

Expenses

 

Property management expense

$7.5 million - $8.0 million

G&A, net of core adjustments

$25.5 million - $26.5 million

Interest expense

$25.5 million - $26.25 million

Capitalized interest (e)

~$0.3 million

Transformation costs

$10.5 million - $11.5 million

(a) Includes Trove, The Oxford, Assembly Eagles Landing, Carlyle of Sandy Springs, Alder Park, Marietta Crossing, and Riverside Development
(b) Includes revenues and expenses from retail operations at multifamily properties
(c) Other same-store NOI consists of Watergate 600
(d) Anticipated completion in the fourth quarter of 2022. Amount is in addition to acquisitions completed year-to-date. The delay of these future acquisitions, net of carrying costs, has the effect of lowering our prior guidance by approximately one cent per share.
(e) Capitalized interest was $0.3 million year-to-date and is expected to be the same amount for the full year 2022 due to the suspension of development activities at Riverside. The effect of higher interest rates and no longer capitalizing interest reduced our 2022 Core FFO guidance range by approximately one cent per share.

WashREIT's Core FFO guidance and outlook are based on a number of factors, many of which are outside the Company's control and all of which are subject to change. WashREIT may change the guidance provided during the year as actual and anticipated results vary from these assumptions, but WashREIT undertakes no obligation to do so.

2022 Guidance Reconciliation Table

A reconciliation of projected net loss per diluted share to projected Core FFO per diluted share for the full year ending December 31, 2022 is as follows:

 

Low

High

Net loss per diluted share

$(0.34)

$(0.31)

Real estate depreciation and amortization

1.06

1.06

NAREIT FFO per diluted share

0.72

0.75

Core adjustments

0.14

0.15

Core FFO per diluted share 

$0.86

$0.90

 

 

 

Dividends

On July 6, 2022, WashREIT paid a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share.

WashREIT announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share to be paid on October 5, 2022 to shareholders of record on September 21, 2022.

Conference Call Information

The Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Call is scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time. Conference Call access information is as follows:

USA Toll Free Number:

1-888-506-0062

International Toll Number:

1-973-528-0011

Conference ID:

545666

 

 

The instant replay of the Earnings Call will be available until Friday, August 12, 2022. Instant replay access information is as follows:

USA Toll Free Number:

1-877-481-4010

International Toll Number:

1-919-882-2331

Conference ID:

45843

 

 

The live on-demand webcast of the Conference Call will be available on the Investor section of WashREIT's website at www.washreit.com. Online playback of the webcast will be available following the Conference Call.

About WashREIT

WashREIT owns approximately 8,900 residential apartment homes in the Washington, DC metro and Southeast regions. WashREIT also owns and operates approximately 300,000 square feet of commercial space in the Washington, DC metro region. We are focused on providing quality housing to under-served, middle-income renters in submarkets poised for strong, sustained demand. With a proven track record in residential repositioning, we are utilizing the experience and research from the Washington, DC metro region to continue to grow as we geographically diversify into Southeastern markets. We are targeting the deepest demand segments in submarkets with the greatest probability of rent growth outperformance, and tailoring our specific investment strategy to best create value.

Note: WashREIT's press releases and supplemental financial information are available on the Company website at www.washreit.com or by contacting Investor Relations at (202) 774-3200.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in our earnings release and on our conference call are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” or “potential” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of WashREIT to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Additional factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of WashREIT to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: risks associated with our ability to execute on our strategies, including new strategies with respect to our operations and our portfolio, including the acquisition of residential properties in the Southeastern markets, on the terms anticipated, or at all, and to realize any anticipated benefits, including the performance of any acquired residential properties at the levels anticipated; whether actual NOI for Trove and our recently acquired properties, as well as from properties we expect to acquire during the second six months of 2022, will be consistent with our expected NOI for such properties; the risks associated with ownership of real estate in general and our real estate assets in particular; the economic health of the areas in which our properties are located, particularly with respect to greater Washington, DC metro region and the larger Southeastern region; the risk of failure to enter into and/or complete contemplated acquisitions and dispositions, at all, within the price ranges anticipated and on the terms and timing anticipated; changes in the composition of our portfolio; fluctuations in interest rates and other risks related to changes in interest rates; reductions in or actual or threatened changes to the timing of federal government spending; the risks related to use of third-party providers; the economic health of our residents; the ultimate duration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, including any mutations thereof, the actions taken to contain the pandemic or mitigate its impact, the direct and indirect economic effects of the pandemic and containment measures, the effectiveness and willingness of people to take COVID-19 vaccines, and the duration of associated immunity and efficacy of the vaccines against emerging variants of COVID-19; the impact from macroeconomic factors (including inflation, increases in interest rates, potential economic slowdown or a recession and geopolitical conflicts); compliance with applicable laws and corporate social responsibility goals, including those concerning the environment and access by persons with disabilities; the risks related to not having adequate insurance to cover potential losses; changes in the market value of securities; terrorist attacks or actions and/or cyber-attacks; whether we will succeed in the day-to-day property management and leasing activities that we have previously outsourced; the availability and terms of financing and capital and the general volatility of securities markets; the risks related to our organizational structure and limitations of stock ownership; failure to qualify and maintain our qualification as a REIT and the risks of changes in laws affecting REITs; whether our estimated transformation costs for 2022 will be correct; whether we will realize significant operation benefits from our operating model redesign on the timing contemplated or at all; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our 2021 Form 10-K filed on February 18, 2022. While forward-looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. We undertake no obligation to update our forward-looking statements or risk factors to reflect new information, future events, or otherwise.

This Earnings Release also includes certain forward-looking non-GAAP information. Due to the high variability and difficulty in making accurate forecasts and projections of some of the information excluded from these estimates, together with some of the excluded information not being ascertainable or accessible, the Company is unable to quantify certain amounts that would be required to be included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures without unreasonable efforts.

WASHINGTON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

OPERATING RESULTS

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate rental revenue

$

51,380

 

 

$

41,297

 

 

$

99,184

 

 

$

81,904

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property operating and maintenance

 

11,747

 

 

 

9,359

 

 

 

22,312

 

 

 

18,754

 

Real estate taxes and insurance

 

6,837

 

 

 

5,385

 

 

 

13,424

 

 

 

10,981

 

Property management

 

1,796

 

 

 

1,486

 

 

 

3,546

 

 

 

2,949

 

General and administrative

 

7,656

 

 

 

6,325

 

 

 

14,595

 

 

 

11,929

 

Transformation costs

 

2,023

 

 

 

3,780

 

 

 

4,246

 

 

 

3,780

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

24,039

 

 

 

17,303

 

 

 

46,239

 

 

 

34,290

 

 

 

54,098

 

 

 

43,638

 

 

 

104,362

 

 

 

82,683

 

Real estate operating loss

 

(2,718

)

 

 

(2,341

)

 

 

(5,178

)

 

 

(779

)

Other income (expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(6,156

)

 

 

(10,158

)

 

 

(11,806

)

 

 

(20,281

)

Loss on interest rate derivatives

 

 

 

 

(5,760

)

 

 

 

 

 

(5,760

)

Other income

 

 

 

 

1,522

 

 

 

386

 

 

 

2,806

 

 

 

(6,156

)

 

 

(14,396

)

 

 

(11,420

)

 

 

(23,235

)

Loss from continuing operations

 

(8,874

)

 

 

(16,737

)

 

 

(16,598

)

 

 

(24,014

)

Discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations of properties sold or held for sale

 

 

 

 

9,745

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,875

 

Income from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

9,745

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,875

 

Net loss

$

(8,874

)

 

$

(6,992

)

 

$

(16,598

)

 

$

(8,139

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations

$

(8,874

)

 

$

(16,737

)

 

$

(16,598

)

 

$

(24,014

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

24,039

 

 

 

17,303

 

 

 

46,239

 

 

 

34,290

 

Funds from continuing operations

 

15,165

 

 

 

566

 

 

 

29,641

 

 

 

10,276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

9,745

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,875

 

Discontinued operations real estate depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

10,248

 

 

 

 

 

 

22,904

 

Funds from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

19,993

 

 

 

 

 

 

38,779

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAREIT funds from operations

$

15,165

 

 

$

20,559

 

 

$

29,641

 

 

$

49,055

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenant improvements and incentives, net of reimbursements

 

(476

)

 

 

(1,112

)

 

 

(1,025

)

 

 

(573

)

Leasing commissions capitalized

 

 

 

 

(1,868

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,406

)

Recurring capital improvements

 

(1,384

)

 

 

(1,156

)

 

 

(2,622

)

 

 

(2,023

)

Straight-line rents, net

 

(135

)

 

 

(625

)

 

 

(325

)

 

 

(1,173

)

Non-cash fair value interest expense

 

105

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

 

Non-real estate depreciation & amortization of debt costs

 

1,151

 

 

 

1,350

 

 

 

2,359

 

 

 

2,694

 

Amortization of lease intangibles, net

 

(209

)

 

 

195

 

 

 

(381

)

 

 

572

 

Amortization and expensing of restricted share and unit compensation

 

2,159

 

 

 

2,163

 

 

 

4,240

 

 

 

3,827

 

Adjusted funds from operations

$

16,376

 

 

$

19,506

 

 

$

31,992

 

 

$

49,973

 


 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

Per share data:

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Loss from continuing operations

(Basic)

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.20

)

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.29

)

 

(Diluted)

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.20

)

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.29

)

Net loss

(Basic)

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.08

)

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.10

)

 

(Diluted)

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.08

)

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.10

)

NAREIT FFO

(Basic)

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.24

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.58

 

 

(Diluted)

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.24

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

 

 

87,392

 

 

 

84,461

 

 

 

87,303

 

 

 

84,437

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

 

 

87,392

 

 

 

84,461

 

 

 

87,303

 

 

 

84,437

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted (for NAREIT FFO)

 

87,521

 

 

 

84,519

 

 

 

87,388

 

 

 

84,507

 


WASHINGTON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

Assets

 

 

 

Land

$

373,171

 

 

$

322,623

 

Income producing property

 

1,875,307

 

 

 

1,642,147

 

 

 

2,248,478

 

 

 

1,964,770

 

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(441,105

)

 

 

(402,560

)

Net income producing property

 

1,807,373

 

 

 

1,562,210

 

Properties under development or held for future development

 

31,220

 

 

 

30,631

 

Total real estate held for investment, net

 

1,838,593

 

 

 

1,592,841

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

44,787

 

 

 

233,600

 

Restricted cash

 

1,984

 

 

 

620

 

Rents and other receivables

 

16,644

 

 

 

15,067

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

32,865

 

 

 

33,866

 

Total assets

$

1,934,873

 

 

$

1,875,994

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Notes payable, net

$

497,135

 

 

$

496,946

 

Mortgage notes payable, net

 

71,576

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and other liabilities

 

39,890

 

 

 

40,585

 

Dividend payable

 

14,916

 

 

 

14,650

 

Advance rents

 

1,821

 

 

 

2,082

 

Tenant security deposits

 

5,439

 

 

 

4,669

 

Total liabilities

 

630,777

 

 

 

558,932

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity

 

 

 

Preferred shares; $0.01 par value; 10,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value; 150,000 and 100,000 shares authorized; 87,392 and 86,261 shares issued and outstanding, as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

874

 

 

 

863

 

Additional paid in capital

 

1,727,031

 

 

 

1,697,477

 

Distributions in excess of net income

 

(408,882

)

 

 

(362,494

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(15,229

)

 

 

(19,091

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

1,303,794

 

 

 

1,316,755

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries

 

302

 

 

 

307

 

Total equity

 

1,304,096

 

 

 

1,317,062

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,934,873

 

 

$

1,875,994

 


The following tables contain reconciliations of net loss to NOI for the periods presented (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2020

 

Net loss

$

(8,874

)

 

$

(6,992

)

 

$

(16,598

)

 

$

(8,139

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property management expense

 

1,796

 

 

 

1,486

 

 

 

3,546

 

 

 

2,949

 

General and administrative expense

 

7,656

 

 

 

6,325

 

 

 

14,595

 

 

 

11,929

 

Transformation costs

 

2,023

 

 

 

3,780

 

 

 

4,246

 

 

 

3,780

 

Real estate depreciation and amortization

 

24,039

 

 

 

17,303

 

 

 

46,239

 

 

 

34,290

 

Interest expense

 

6,156

 

 

 

10,158

 

 

 

11,806

 

 

 

20,281

 

Loss on interest rate derivatives

 

 

 

 

5,760

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,760

 

Other income

 

 

 

 

(1,522

)

 

 

(386

)

 

 

(2,806

)

Discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations of properties sold or held for sale

 

 

 

 

(9,745

)

 

 

 

 

 

(15,875

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Net Operating Income (NOI)

$

32,796

 

 

$

26,553

 

 

$

63,448

 

 

$

52,169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multifamily NOI:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same-store portfolio

$

23,939

 

 

$

22,771

 

 

$

47,534

 

 

$

44,647

 

Acquisitions

 

3,594

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,676

 

 

 

 

Development

 

1,566

 

 

 

477

 

 

 

3,152

 

 

 

732

 

Non-residential

 

235

 

 

 

146

 

 

 

405

 

 

 

356

 

Total

 

29,334

 

 

 

23,394

 

 

 

56,767

 

 

 

45,735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other NOI (Watergate 600)

 

3,462

 

 

 

3,159

 

 

 

6,681

 

 

 

6,434

 

Total NOI

$

32,796

 

 

$

26,553

 

 

$

63,448

 

 

$

52,169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The following table contains a reconciliation of net loss to core funds from operations for the periods presented (in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(8,874

)

 

$

(6,992

)

 

$

(16,598

)

 

$

(8,139

)

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate depreciation and amortization

 

 

24,039

 

 

 

17,303

 

 

 

46,239

 

 

 

34,290

 

 

Discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

10,248

 

 

 

 

 

 

22,904

 

 

NAREIT funds from operations

 

 

15,165

 

 

 

20,559

 

 

 

29,641

 

 

 

49,055

 

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structuring expenses

 

 

980

 

 

 

 

 

 

980

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on interest rate derivatives

 

 

 

 

 

5,760

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,760

 

 

Severance expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

474

 

 

 

173

 

 

Transformation costs

 

 

2,023

 

 

 

3,780

 

 

 

4,246

 

 

 

3,780

 

 

Core funds from operations

 

$

18,168

 

 

$

30,099

 

 

$

35,341

 

 

$

58,768

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

Per share data:

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

NAREIT FFO

(Basic)

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.24

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.58

 

 

 

(Diluted)

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.24

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.58

 

 

Core FFO

(Basic)

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

$

0.69

 

 

 

(Diluted)

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

$

0.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

 

 

87,392

 

 

 

84,461

 

 

 

87,303

 

 

 

84,437

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted
(for NAREIT and Core FFO)

 

 

87,521

 

 

 

84,519

 

 

 

87,388

 

 

 

84,507

 

 


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, gain/loss on sale of real estate, casualty gain/loss, real estate impairment, gain/loss on extinguishment of debt, gain/loss on interest rate derivatives, severance expense, acquisition expenses and gain from non-disposal activities and transformation costs. Adjusted EBITDA is included herein because we believe it helps investors and lenders understand our ability to incur and service debt and to make capital expenditures. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP and non-standardized measure and may be calculated differently by other REITs.

Adjusted Funds From Operations (“AFFO”) is a non-GAAP measure. It is calculated by subtracting from FFO (1) recurring expenditures, tenant improvements and leasing costs, that are capitalized and amortized and are necessary to maintain our properties and revenue stream (excluding items contemplated prior to acquisition or associated with development / redevelopment of a property) and (2) straight line rents, then adding (3) non-real estate depreciation and amortization, (4) non-cash fair value interest expense and (5) amortization of restricted share compensation, then adding or subtracting the (6) amortization of lease intangibles, (7) real estate impairment and (8) non-cash gain/loss on extinguishment of debt, as appropriate. AFFO is included herein, because we consider it to be a performance measure of a REIT’s ability to incur and service debt and to distribute dividends to its shareholders. AFFO is a non-GAAP and non-standardized measure, and may be calculated differently by other REITs.

Core Adjusted Funds From Operations ("Core AFFO") is calculated by adjusting AFFO for the following items (which we believe are not indicative of the performance of Washington REIT’s operating portfolio and affect the comparative measurement of Washington REIT’s operating performance over time): (1) gains or losses on extinguishment of debt and gains or losses on interest rate derivatives, (2) costs related to the acquisition of properties, (3) non-share-based executive transition costs, severance expenses and other expenses related to corporate restructuring and executive retirements or resignations, (4) property impairments, casualty gains and losses, and gains or losses on sale not already excluded from FAD, as appropriate, (5) relocation expense and (6) transformation costs. These items can vary greatly from period to period, depending upon the volume of our acquisition activity and debt retirements, among other factors. We believe that by excluding these items, Core AFFO serves as a useful, supplementary performance measure of Washington REIT’s ability to incur and service debt, and distribute dividends to its shareholders. Core AFFO is a non-GAAP and non-standardized measure, and may be calculated differently by other REITs.

Core Funds From Operations (“Core FFO”) is calculated by adjusting NAREIT FFO for the following items (which we believe are not indicative of the performance of Washington REIT’s operating portfolio and affect the comparative measurement of Washington REIT’s operating performance over time): (1) gains or losses on extinguishment of debt and gains or losses on interest rate derivatives, (2) expenses related to acquisition and structuring activities, (3) executive transition costs, severance expenses and other expenses related to corporate restructuring and executive retirements or resignations, (4) property impairments, casualty gains and losses, and gains or losses on sale not already excluded from NAREIT FFO, as appropriate, (5) relocation expense and (6) transformation costs. These items can vary greatly from period to period, depending upon the volume of our acquisition activity and debt retirements, among other factors. We believe that by excluding these items, Core FFO serves as a useful, supplementary measure of Washington REIT’s ability to incur and service debt, and distribute dividends to its shareholders. Core FFO is a non-GAAP and non-standardized measure, and may be calculated differently by other REITs.

NAREIT Funds From Operations (“FFO”) is defined by 2018 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. (“NAREIT”) FFO White Paper Restatement, as net income (computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”)) excluding gains (or losses) associated with sales of properties, impairments of depreciable real estate and real estate depreciation and amortization. We consider NAREIT FFO to be a standard supplemental measure for equity real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) because it facilitates an understanding of the operating performance of our properties without giving effect to real estate depreciation and amortization, which historically assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values have instead historically risen or fallen with market conditions, we believe that NAREIT FFO more accurately provides investors an indication of our ability to incur and service debt, make capital expenditures and fund other needs. Our FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other real estate investment trusts. These other REITs may not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or may interpret the current NAREIT definition differently. NAREIT FFO is a non-GAAP measure.

Net Operating Income (“NOI”), defined as real estate rental revenue less direct real estate operating expenses, is a non-GAAP measure. NOI is calculated as net income, less non-real estate revenue and the results of discontinued operations (including the gain or loss on sale, if any), plus interest expense, depreciation and amortization, lease origination expenses, general and administrative expenses, acquisition costs, real estate impairment, casualty gain and losses and gain or loss on extinguishment of debt. NOI does not include management expenses, which consist of corporate property management costs and property management fees paid to third parties. They are the primary performance measures we use to assess the results of our operations at the property level. We also present NOI on a cash basis ("Cash NOI") which is calculated as NOI less the impact of straight-lining apartment rent concessions. We believe that each of NOI and Cash NOI is a useful performance measure because, when compared across periods, they reflect the impact on operations of trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs on an unleveraged basis, providing perspective not immediately apparent from net income. NOI and Cash NOI exclude certain components from net income in order to provide results more closely related to a property’s results of operations. For example, interest expense is not necessarily linked to the operating performance of a real estate asset. In addition, depreciation and amortization, because of historical cost accounting and useful life estimates, may distort operating performance at the property level. As a result of the foregoing, we provide each NOI and Cash NOI as a supplement to net income, calculated in accordance with GAAP. NOI and Cash NOI do not represent net income or income from continuing operations calculated in accordance with GAAP. As such, neither should be considered an alternative to these measures as an indication of our operating performance.

Other Definitions

Average Effective Monthly Rent Per Home represents the average of effective rent (net of concessions) for in-place leases and the market rent for vacant homes.

Average Occupancy is based on average daily occupied apartment homes as a percentage of total apartment homes.

Current Strategy represents the class of each community in our portfolio based on a set of criteria. Our strategies consist of the following subcategories: Class A, Class A-, Class B Value-Add and Class B. A community's class is dependent on a variety of factors, including its vintage, site location, amenities and services, rent growth drivers and rent relative to the market.

  • Class A communities are recently-developed, well-located, have competitive amenities and services and command average rental rates well above market median rents.

  • Class A- communities have been developed within the past 20 years and feature operational improvements and unit upgrades and command rents at or above median market rents.

  • Class B Value-Add communities are over 20 years old but feature operational improvements and strong potential for unit renovations. These communities command average rental rates below median market rents for units that have not been renovated.

  • Class B communities are over 20 years old, feature operational improvements and command average rental rates below median market rents.

Debt Service Coverage Ratio is computed by dividing earnings attributable to the controlling interest before interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, real estate impairment, gain on sale of real estate, gain/loss on extinguishment of debt, severance expense, relocation expense, acquisition and structuring expenses and gain/loss from non-disposal activities by interest expense (including interest expense from discontinued operations) and principal amortization.

Debt to Total Market Capitalization is total debt divided by the sum of total debt plus the market value of shares outstanding at the end of the period.

Earnings to Fixed Charges Ratio is computed by dividing earnings attributable to the controlling interest by fixed charges. For this purpose, earnings consist of income from continuing operations (or net income if there are no discontinued operations) plus fixed charges, less capitalized interest. Fixed charges consist of interest expense (excluding interest expense from discontinued operations), including amortized costs of debt issuance, plus interest costs capitalized.

Ending Occupancy is calculated as occupied homes as a percentage of total homes as of the last day of that period.

Lease Rate Growth is defined as the average percentage change in either gross (excluding the impact of concessions) or effective rent (net of concessions) for a new or renewed multifamily lease compared to the prior lease based on the move-in date. The blended rate represents the weighted average of new and renewal lease rate growth achieved.

Recurring Capital Expenditures represent non-accretive building improvements required to maintain current revenues. Recurring capital expenditures do not include acquisition capital that was taken into consideration when underwriting the purchase of a building or which are incurred to bring a building up to "operating standard".

Retention represents the percentage of multifamily leases renewed that were set to expire in the period presented.

Same-store Portfolio Properties include properties that were owned for the entirety of the years being compared, and exclude properties under redevelopment or development and properties acquired, sold or classified as held for sale during the years being compared. We categorize our properties as "same-store" or "non-same-store" for purposes of evaluating comparative operating performance. We define development properties as those for which we have planned or ongoing major construction activities on existing or acquired land pursuant to an authorized development plan. Development properties are categorized as same-store when they have reached stabilized occupancy (90%) before the start of the prior year. We define redevelopment properties as those for which have planned or ongoing significant development and construction activities on existing or acquired buildings pursuant to an authorized plan, which has an impact on current operating results, occupancy and the ability to lease space with the intended result of a higher economic return on the property. We categorize a redevelopment property as same-store when redevelopment activities have been complete for the majority of each year being compared. We currently have two same-store portfolios: "Same-store multifamily" which is comprised of our same-store apartment communities and "Other same-store" which is comprised of our Watergate 600 commercial property.

Transformation Costs include costs related to the strategic shift away from the commercial sector to the residential sector, including the allocation of internal costs, consulting, advisory and termination benefits.

CONTACT:
Amy Hopkins
Vice President, Investor Relations
E-Mail: ahopkins@washreit.com