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MAA Reports Second Quarter Results

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., or MAA (NYSE:MAA), today announced operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

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Net Income Available for Common Shareholders
For the quarter ended June 30, 2018, net income available for MAA common shareholders was $58.9 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, compared to $47.4 million, or $0.42 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 included $4.4 million, or $0.04 per diluted common share, of income related to the settlement of a historical Post Properties, Inc., or Post Properties, executive life insurance policy claim and $2.8 million, or $0.02 per diluted common share, of non-cash income related to an embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the merger with Post Properties. Results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 included $0.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share, of non-cash expense related to the embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the Post Properties merger.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net income available for MAA common shareholders was $107.0 million, or $0.94 per diluted common share, compared to $88.4 million, or $0.78 per diluted common share, for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Results for the six months ended June 30, 2018 included $4.4 million, or $0.04 per diluted common share, of income related to the settlement of the historical Post Properties executive life insurance policy claim.  Non-cash income related to the embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the merger with Post Properties was negligible for the six months ended June 30, 2018.  Results for the six months ended June 30, 2017 included $1.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted common share, of non-cash income related to the embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the Post Properties merger.

Funds from Operations (FFO)
For the quarter ended June 30, 2018, FFO was $182.9 million, or $1.55 per diluted common share and unit, or per Share, compared to $174.5 million, or $1.48 per Share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 included $4.4 million, or $0.04 per Share, of income related to the settlement of the historical Post Properties executive life insurance policy claim and $2.8 million, or $0.02 per Share, of non-cash income related to the embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the Post Properties merger.  Results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 included $0.6 million, or $0.01 per Share, of non-cash expense related to the embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the Post Properties merger.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, FFO was $352.6 million, or $2.99 per Share, compared to $346.1 million, or $2.94 per Share, for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Results for the six months ended June 30, 2018 included $4.4 million, or $0.04 per Share, of income related to the settlement of the historical Post Properties executive life insurance policy claim.  Non-cash income related to the embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the merger with Post Properties was negligible for the six months ended June 30, 2018.  Results for the six months ended June 30, 2017 included $1.7 million, or $0.02 per Share, of non-cash income related to the embedded derivative in the preferred shares issued in the Post Properties merger.

A reconciliation of FFO to net income available for MAA common shareholders, and an expanded discussion of the components of FFO, can be found later in this release.

Eric Bolton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Demand for apartment housing remains strong across our high-growth Sunbelt region driving strong occupancy and record low resident turnover.  Despite elevated levels of new development in several markets, we are encouraged with the improving trend in rent growth reflecting both the solid demand dynamics and the improvements in revenue management practices within the legacy Post Properties portfolio.  Our redevelopment, lease-up and new development pipelines are expanding and performing in line with our expectations.  Performance momentum from our merger with Post Properties continues to build and is in line with our operating performance expectations for the year."

Highlights

  • Net operating income, or NOI, from the Same Store Portfolio increased 1.7% during the second quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in the prior year.  The increase was generated by a 1.5% increase in property revenues and a 1.1% increase in property operating expenses.
  • The growth in Same Store revenues for the second quarter of 2018 was captured as a result of 1.7% growth in Average Effective Rent per Unit, representing a 30 basis point improvement from the performance in the first quarter of 2018, and continued strong Average Physical Occupancy of 96.0%.
  • Blended lease over lease pricing growth for the second quarter of 2018 (an average of all new leases and renewals that went into effect during the quarter) for the Same Store Portfolio was 3.3%, representing a 90 basis point improvement from the second quarter of 2017.
  • Blended lease over lease pricing growth for July of 2018 for the Same Store Portfolio was 3.3%.
  • Operating efficiencies and benefits associated with enhanced scale from the Post Properties merger continue to generate cost savings and supported a low 1.1% increase in Same Store property operating expenses for the second quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Strong demand for apartment housing and superior resident service continue to support low resident turnover as resident move outs for the Same Store Portfolio for the second quarter of 2018 reached a historic low of 49.2% on a rolling twelve month basis while also supporting strong 5.9% growth in renewing lease rents.
  • During the second quarter of 2018, MAA began two new multifamily projects resulting in four total projects under development at quarter-end, which included 1,076 units, with a total projected cost of $219.8 million and an estimated $97.1 million remaining to be funded as of June 30, 2018.
  • During the six months ended June 30, 2018, MAA completed renovation of 4,020 units under its redevelopment program, achieving average rental rate increases of 10.9% above non-renovated units.
  • During the second quarter of 2018, MAA acquired one property, a newly built 374-unit community in initial lease-up located in Denver, Colorado.  MAA expects to start on a phase II development at the property during the third quarter of 2018.
  • As of the end of the second quarter of 2018, six properties remained in lease-up, including the new property acquired during the quarter, with average quarter-end physical occupancy of 75.7% for the group.
  • During the second quarter of 2018, MAA's primary operating partnership, Mid America Apartments, L.P., or MAALP or the Operating Partnership, issued $400.0 million of ten-year senior unsecured notes at a coupon of 4.2% and an issue price of 99.403%.

Second Quarter Same Store Portfolio Operating Results
To ensure comparable reporting with prior periods, the Same Store Portfolio includes properties which were stabilized and which were owned by the company at the beginning of the previous year. Post Properties communities became eligible to enter the Same Store Portfolio on January 1, 2018.

The Same Store Portfolio revenue growth of 1.5% during the second quarter of 2018 was primarily a result of a 1.7% increase in Average Effective Rent per Unit, as compared to the same period in the prior year.  Rent growth for both new and renewing leases, as compared to the prior lease, on a combined basis increased an average of 3.3% in the second quarter of 2018.  This compares to 1.6% growth on the same basis in the first quarter of 2018 and is the best quarterly performance since closing the merger with Post Properties.  Average Physical Occupancy for the Same Store Portfolio was strong at 96.0% for the second quarter of 2018, a slight decrease from the 96.1% in the same period in the prior year.  Property operating expenses increased 1.1% for the second quarter of 2018, with the largest portion of the increase related to property taxes and utilities, partially offset by lower building repair and maintenance and insurance costs.  This resulted in Same Store NOI growth of 1.7% for the second quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period in the prior year.

A reconciliation of NOI, including Same Store NOI, to net income available for MAA common shareholders, and an expanded discussion of the components of NOI, can be found later in this release.

Acquisition and Disposition Activity
During the second quarter of 2018, MAA acquired a new 374-unit multifamily apartment community, Sync36, located in Denver, Colorado.  The company entered into the acquisition agreement in December 2017, and closing was subject to completion of phase I construction activities and achieving certain performance requirements.  The high-end community is located in the desirable Westminster submarket of  Denver located equidistant from downtown Denver and Boulder.  MAA expects to start development of a 79-unit phase II expansion of the property during the third quarter of 2018.

During the second quarter of 2018, MAA closed on the disposition of a 29 acre land parcel located in the Las Vegas, Nevada market for proceeds of $9.5 million, resulting in a net gain of $2.8 million on the sale of non-depreciable real estate assets.

Development and Lease-up Activity
As of the end of the second quarter of 2018, MAA had four development communities under construction consisting of one new development community and three new expansion projects.  Total development costs for the four communities are projected to be $219.8 million, of which an estimated $97.1 million remained to be funded as of the end of the second quarter.  The expected average stabilized NOI yield on these communities is 6.0%. During the second quarter of 2018, MAA funded $13.5 million of construction costs on both current and completed development projects.  MAA expects to complete two of the developments in the second half of 2018, one development in the second half of 2019, and one development in the second half of 2020.

MAA had six apartment communities, containing a total of 1,883 units, remaining in initial lease-up as of the end of the second quarter of 2018:  Acklen West End, located in Nashville, Tennessee; Post South Lamar II, located in Austin, Texas; The Denton II, located in Kansas City, Missouri; Post Midtown, located in Atlanta, Georgia; Sync36, located in Denver, Colorado; and Post River North, located in Denver, Colorado.  Physical occupancy for the six lease-up projects averaged 75.7% at the end of the second quarter of 2018.

Redevelopment Activity
MAA continues its interior redevelopment program at select apartment communities throughout the portfolio.  During the second quarter of 2018, MAA redeveloped a total of 2,239 units at an average cost of $5,556 per unit, bringing the total units renovated during the six months ended June 30, 2018 to 4,020 at an average cost of $5,562 per unit, achieving average rental rate increases of 10.9% above non-renovated units.  MAA expects a total of 7,500 to 8,500 units to be redeveloped in 2018.

Capital Expenditures
Recurring capital expenditures totaled $25.6 million for the second quarter of 2018, or approximately $0.22 per Share, as compared to $23.2 million, or $0.20 per Share, for the same period in 2017.  These expenditures led to Adjusted Funds from Operations, or AFFO, of $1.33 per Share for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $1.28 per Share for the same period in 2017.

Redevelopment, revenue enhancing and other capital expenditures during the second quarter of 2018 were $35.5 million, as compared to $26.9 million for the same period in 2017. These expenditures led to Funds Available for Distribution, or FAD, of $121.9 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $124.4 million for the same period in 2017.  Dividends and distributions paid on shares of common stock and noncontrolling interests during the second quarter of 2018 were $108.8 million, as compared to $102.5 million for the same period in 2017.

Recurring capital expenditures totaled $35.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, or approximately $0.30 per Share, as compared to $33.3 million, or $0.28 per Share, for the same period in 2017.  These expenditures led to AFFO of $2.69 per Share for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $2.66 per Share for the same period in 2017.

Redevelopment, revenue enhancing and other capital expenditures during the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $61.1 million, as compared to $43.3 million for the same period in 2017. These expenditures led to FAD of $255.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $269.5 million for the same period in 2017.  Dividends and distributions paid on shares of common stock and noncontrolling interests during the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $217.5 million, as compared to $204.9 million for the same period in 2017.

A reconciliation of FFO, AFFO and FAD to net income available for MAA common shareholders, and an expanded discussion of the components of FFO, AFFO and FAD, can be found later in this release.

Financing Activities
During the second quarter of 2018, MAALP completed a public bond offering. MAALP issued $400 million of 4.2% senior unsecured notes due in 2028, at an issue price of 99.403%. In connection with the bond transaction, the company cash-settled $200 million in forward interest rate swap agreements entered into earlier in the year to effectively lock the interest rate on a portion of the planned bond issuance, which produced an effective interest rate of 4.21% over the term of the bonds.

Balance Sheet
As of June 30, 2018:

  • Total debt to total assets (as defined in the covenants for the bonds issued by MAALP) was 33.1%, compared to 33.2% as of December 31, 2017;
  • Total debt outstanding was $4.5 billion at an average effective interest rate of 3.7%;
  • 89.8% of total debt was fixed or hedged against rising interest rates for an average of 4.9 years;
  • Approximately $920.1 million combined cash and capacity under MAALP's unsecured revolving credit facility was available; and
  • Unencumbered NOI was 85.3% of total NOI, as compared to 84.8% as of December 31, 2017.

Merger Related Activities
Integration efforts associated with the merger of MAA and Post Properties continue to progress well and in line with the company's expectations.  Activities surrounding the full integration of the operating, financial reporting and technology platforms of the two companies are in the final stages and are expected to be completed later this year. In connection with the Post Properties merger, MAA incurred $2.8 million, or $0.02 per Share, and $6.6 million, or $0.06 per Share, of merger and integration costs during the second quarter of 2018 and the six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively.  Integration costs were primarily related to temporary systems, staffing, facilities and consulting costs necessary for the integration of the companies' business platforms.  MAA expects to incur additional integration costs as integration efforts are completed during 2018 and such costs are considered in the 2018 guidance outlined below.

MAA continues to forecast expected synergies of approximately $20.0 million in gross overhead costs (combined general and administrative costs and property management expense savings) to be realized from the Post Properties merger.  MAA continues to benefit from the anticipated additional opportunities and savings being gained from enhanced efficiencies due to increased portfolio scale, from reconciling various operating practices between the two companies, from significant redevelopment opportunities at a number of properties in the legacy Post Properties portfolio, and from an improved cost of capital due to increased strength and liquidity of the combined balance sheet.

As part of the Post Properties merger, MAA issued 867,846 shares of publicly traded preferred stock in exchange for 867,846 shares of publicly traded preferred stock previously issued by Post Properties. The MAA preferred shares have the same rights, preferences, privileges and voting powers as those of the Post Properties preferred shares.  The preferred shares have a $50 per share redemption price with an 8.5% cumulative coupon and are redeemable beginning in October 2026.  At the time of the Post Properties merger, the preferred shares had a market value in excess of the $50 per share redemption price, which created an implied embedded derivative. U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, require that the derivative be bifurcated from the preferred shares and recorded at fair market value each period.  Due to the low volume of trading for the preferred shares and changes in market interest rates, the valuation outcome can be volatile.  During the second quarter of 2018, MAA recorded $2.8 million of non-cash income related to the change in value of the embedded derivative, offsetting the $2.6 million of non-cash expense recorded on the embedded derivative during the first quarter of 2018, resulting in a recorded derivative value of $21.3 million at June 30, 2018.   MAA believes the quarterly revaluation of the embedded derivative has no significant economic impact on the company and expects the valuation to remain volatile.

98th Consecutive Quarterly Common Dividend Declared
MAA declared its 98th consecutive quarterly common dividend at an annual rate of $3.69 per common share, which was paid on July 31, 2018 to holders of record on July 13, 2018.

2018 Net Income per Diluted Common Share and FFO and AFFO per Share Guidance
MAA is revising prior 2018 guidance for Net income per diluted common share, as well as FFO per Share and AFFO per Share, which are non-GAAP measures.  Acquisition and disposition activity materially affects depreciation and capital gains or losses, which combined, generally represent the majority of the difference between Net income available for common shareholders and FFO. As outlined in the definitions of non-GAAP measures accompanying this release, MAA's definition of FFO is in accordance with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts', or NAREIT, definition. MAA believes that FFO is helpful in understanding operating performance in that FFO excludes depreciation expense of real estate assets and certain other non-routine items.

Net income per diluted common share is expected to be in the range of $1.85 to $2.05 per diluted common share for the full year of 2018.  FFO per Share for the year is expected to be in the range of $5.96 to $6.16 per Share, or $6.06 per Share at the midpoint. MAA expects FFO for the third quarter of 2018 to be in the range of $1.45 to $1.55 per Share, or $1.50 per Share at the midpoint. MAA does not forecast Net income per diluted common share on a quarterly basis as it is not reasonable to accurately predict the timing of forecasted acquisition and disposition activity within a particular quarter (rather than during the course of the full year).  MAA is also reaffirming existing full-year expectations for Same Store property revenue growth of  1.75% to 2.25%, Same Store property operating expense growth of 1.50% to 2.50% and Same Store property NOI growth of 2.00% to 2.50%.

Supplemental Material and Conference Call
Supplemental data to this release can be found under the "Financial Results" navigation tab on the "For Investors" page of our website at www.maac.com. MAA will host a conference call to further discuss second quarter results on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 9:00 AM Central Time.  The conference call-in number is 877-888-4291.  You may also join the live webcast of the conference call by accessing the "For Investors" page of our website at www.maac.com.  MAA's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, are filed under the registrant names of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. and Mid-America Apartments, L.P.

About MAA
MAA, an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on delivering full-cycle and superior investment performance for shareholders through the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of quality apartment communities throughout the United States. As of June 30, 2018, MAA had ownership interest in 101,362 apartment units, including communities currently in development, across 17 states and the District of Columbia. For further details, please visit the MAA website at www.maac.com or contact Investor Relations at investor.relations@maac.com, or via mail at MAA, 6815 Poplar Ave., Suite 500, Germantown, TN  38138, Attn: Investor Relations.

Forward-Looking Statements
Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to our expectations for future periods. Forward-looking statements do not discuss historical fact, but instead include statements related to expectations, projections, intentions or other items related to the future. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements about the anticipated benefits from the completed merger with Post Properties and statements concerning property acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture activity, development and renovation activity as well as other capital expenditures, capital raising activities, rent and expense growth, occupancy, financing activities, operating performance and results and interest rate and other economic expectations. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results of operations, financial conditions or plans expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among other things, unanticipated adverse business developments affecting us, or our properties, adverse changes in the real estate markets and general and local economies and business conditions. Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore such forward-looking statements included in this release may not prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that the results or conditions described in such statements or our objectives and plans will be achieved.

The following factors, among others, could cause our future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements:

  • inability to generate sufficient cash flows due to market conditions, changes in supply and/or demand, competition, uninsured losses, changes in tax and housing laws, or other factors;
  • exposure, as a multifamily focused REIT, to risks inherent in investments in a single industry and sector;
  • adverse changes in real estate markets, including, but not limited to, the extent of future demand for multifamily units in our significant markets, barriers of entry into new markets which we may seek to enter in the future, limitations on our ability to increase rental rates, competition, our ability to identify and consummate attractive acquisitions or development projects on favorable terms, our ability to consummate any planned dispositions in a timely manner on acceptable terms, and our ability to reinvest sale proceeds in a manner that generates favorable returns;
  • failure of new acquisitions to achieve anticipated results or be efficiently integrated;
  • failure of development communities to be completed, if at all, within budget and on a timely basis or to lease-up as anticipated;
  • unexpected capital needs;
  • changes in operating costs, including real estate taxes, utilities and insurance costs;
  • losses from catastrophes in excess of our insurance coverage;
  • difficulty in integrating MAA's and Post Properties' businesses;
  • ability to obtain financing at favorable rates, if at all, and refinance existing debt as it matures;
  • level and volatility of interest or capitalization rates or capital market conditions;
  • loss of hedge accounting treatment for interest rate swaps or interest rate caps;
  • the continuation of the good credit of our interest rate swap and cap providers;
  • price volatility, dislocations and liquidity disruptions in the financial markets and the resulting impact on financing;
  • the effect of any rating agency actions on the cost and availability of new debt financing;
  • significant decline in market value of real estate serving as collateral for mortgage obligations;
  • significant change in the mortgage financing market that would cause single-family housing, either as an owned or rental product, to become a more significant competitive product;
  • our ability to continue to satisfy complex rules in order to maintain our status as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, the ability of the Operating Partnership to satisfy the rules to maintain its status as a partnership for federal income tax purposes, the ability of our taxable REIT subsidiaries to maintain their status as such for federal income tax purposes, and our ability and the ability of our subsidiaries to operate effectively within the limitations imposed by these rules;
  • inability to attract and retain qualified personnel;
  • cyberliability or potential liability for breaches of our privacy or information security systems;
  • potential liability for environmental contamination;
  • adverse legislative or regulatory tax changes;
  • litigation and compliance costs associated with laws requiring access for disabled persons;
  • other risks identified in this press release and, from time to time, in other reports we file with the SEC or in other documents that we publicly disseminate.

New factors may also emerge from time to time that could have a material adverse effect on our business.  Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or changes in expectations after the date of this release.

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS








Dollars in thousands, except per share data

Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Rental and other property revenues

$

390,073



$

382,791



$

776,090



$

761,699










Net income available for MAA common shareholders

$

58,885



$

47,393



$

106,982



$

88,376










Total NOI(1)

$

241,343



$

236,822



$

482,956



$

474,457










Earnings per common share:(2)








Basic

$

0.52



$

0.42



$

0.94



$

0.78


Diluted

$

0.52



$

0.42



$

0.94



$

0.78










Funds from operations per Share - diluted:(2)








FFO(1)

$

1.55



$

1.48



$

2.99



$

2.94


AFFO(1)

$

1.33



$

1.28



$

2.69



$

2.66










Dividends declared per common share

$

0.9225



$

0.8700



$

1.8450



$

1.7400










Dividends/ FFO (diluted) payout ratio

59.5

%


58.8

%


61.7

%


59.2

%

Dividends/ AFFO (diluted) payout ratio

69.4

%


68.0

%


68.6

%


65.4

%









Consolidated interest expense

$

43,585



$

38,481



$

84,490



$

75,065


Mark-to-market debt adjustment

2,901



4,221



5,852



8,638


Debt discount and debt issuance cost amortization

(1,501)



(1,376)



(2,884)



(2,647)


Capitalized interest

488



2,207



1,283



4,227


Total interest incurred

$

45,473



$

43,533



$

88,741



$

85,283










Amortization of principal on notes payable

$

2,580



$

2,934



$

5,290



$

6,008



(1) A reconciliation of the following items and an expanded discussion of their respective components can be found later in this release: (i) NOI to Net income available for MAA common shareholders; and (ii) FFO and AFFO to Net income available for MAA common shareholders.

(2) See the "Share and Unit Data" section for additional information.

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (CONTINUED)




Dollars in thousands, except share price

As of


June 30, 2018


December 31, 2017

Gross Assets(1)

$

13,763,324



$

13,566,990


Gross Real Estate Assets(1)

$

13,611,818



$

13,395,413


Total debt

$

4,548,635



$

4,502,057


Common shares and units outstanding

117,943,960



117,834,752


Share price

$

100.67



$

100.56


Book equity value

$

6,488,890



$

6,584,302


Market equity value

$

11,873,418



$

11,849,463


Net Debt/Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre (2)

5.06x



5.04x



(1) A reconciliation of Gross Assets to Total assets and Gross Real Estate Assets to Real estate assets, net, along with an expanded discussion of their components, can be found later in this release.

(2) Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre in this calculation represents the trailing twelve month period for each date presented. A reconciliation of the following items and an expanded discussion of their respective components can be found later in this release: (i) EBITDA, EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre and Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre to Net income; and (ii) Net Debt to Unsecured notes payable and Secured notes payable.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

Dollars in thousands, except per share data

Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenues:








Rental and other property revenues

$

390,073



$

382,791



$

776,090



$

761,699


Expenses:








Operating expense, excluding real estate taxes and insurance

92,980



91,806



182,128



179,106


Real estate taxes and insurance

55,750



54,163



111,006



108,136


Depreciation and amortization

122,925



126,360



243,669



256,357


Total property operating expenses

271,655



272,329



536,803



543,599


Property management expenses

11,396



10,745



24,276



21,726


General and administrative expenses

9,211



9,534



19,343



22,374


Merger and integration related expenses

2,826



4,207



6,625



10,368


Income before non-operating items

94,985



85,976



189,043



163,632


Interest expense

(43,585)



(38,481)



(84,490)



(75,065)


Gain on sale of depreciable real estate assets

2



274



2



201


Gain on sale of non-depreciable real estate assets

2,761



48



2,911



48


Other non-operating income

8,032



2,627



5,691



5,338


Income before income tax expense

62,195



50,444



113,157



94,154


Income tax expense

(570)



(618)



(1,210)



(1,269)


Income from continuing operations before real estate joint venture activity

61,625



49,826



111,947



92,885


Income from real estate joint venture

356



329



854



686


Net income

61,981



50,155



112,801



93,571


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

2,174



1,840



3,975



3,351


Net income available for shareholders

59,807



48,315



108,826



90,220


Dividends to MAA Series I preferred shareholders

922



922



1,844



1,844


Net income available for MAA common shareholders

$

58,885



$

47,393



$

106,982



$

88,376










Earnings per common share - basic:








Net income available for common shareholders

$

0.52



$

0.42



$

0.94



$

0.78










Earnings per common share - diluted:








Net income available for common shareholders

$

0.52



$

0.42



$

0.94



$

0.78










Dividends declared per common share

$

0.9225



$

0.8700



$

1.8450



$

1.7400


 

SHARE AND UNIT DATA

Shares and units in thousands

Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net Income Shares (1)








Weighted average common shares – basic

113,646



113,403



113,595



113,371


Weighted average partnership units outstanding








Effect of dilutive securities

207



211



174



279


Weighted average common shares – diluted

113,853



113,614



113,769



113,650


Funds From Operations Shares And Units








Weighted average common shares and units – basic

117,782



117,619



117,754



117,588


Weighted average common shares and units – diluted

117,951



117,839



117,922



117,821


Period End Shares And Units








Common shares at June 30,

113,808



113,608



113,808



113,608


Operating Partnership units at June 30,

4,136



4,215



4,136



4,215


Total common shares and units at June 30,

117,944



117,823



117,944



117,823




(1)  

For additional information on the calculation of diluted common shares and earnings per common share,
please refer to the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in MAA's Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, expected to be filed with the SEC on or
about August 2, 2018.

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)




Dollars in thousands





June 30, 2018


December 31, 2017

Assets




Real estate assets:




Land

$

1,868,828



$

1,836,417


Buildings and improvements and other

11,555,677



11,281,504


Development and capital improvements in progress

68,784



116,833



13,493,289



13,234,754


Less: Accumulated depreciation

(2,316,195)



(2,075,071)



11,177,094



11,159,683


Undeveloped land

41,149



57,285


Investment in real estate joint venture

44,770



44,956


Real estate assets, net

11,263,013



11,261,924


Cash and cash equivalents

32,610



10,750


Restricted cash

28,193



78,117


Other assets

122,563



135,807


Assets held for sale

750



5,321


Total assets

$

11,447,129



$

11,491,919






Liabilities and equity




Liabilities:




Unsecured notes payable

$

3,621,824



$

3,525,765


Secured notes payable

926,811



976,292


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

409,604



405,560


Total liabilities

4,958,239



4,907,617


Redeemable common stock

9,410



10,408


Shareholders' equity




Preferred stock

9



9


Common stock

1,136



1,134


Additional paid-in capital

7,130,902



7,121,112


Accumulated distributions in excess of net income

(887,672)



(784,500)


Accumulated other comprehensive income

7,986



2,157


Total MAA shareholders' equity

6,252,361



6,339,912


Noncontrolling interests - Operating Partnership units

224,813



231,676


Total Company's shareholders' equity

6,477,174



6,571,588


Noncontrolling interest - consolidated real estate entity

2,306



2,306


Total equity

6,479,480



6,573,894


Total liabilities and equity

$

11,447,129



$

11,491,919


 

RECONCILIATION OF FFO, AFFO AND FAD TO NET INCOME AVAILABLE FOR MAA COMMON
SHAREHOLDERS

Amounts in thousands, except per share and unit data

Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net income available for MAA common shareholders

$

58,885



$

47,393



$

106,982



$

88,376


Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets

121,745



125,344



241,311



254,312


Gain on sale of depreciable real estate assets

(2)



(274)



(2)



(201)


Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets of real estate joint venture

144



150



289



302


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

2,174



1,840



3,975



3,351


Funds from operations attributable to the Company

182,946



174,453



352,555



346,140


Recurring capital expenditures

(25,551)



(23,223)



(35,559)



(33,321)


Adjusted funds from operations

157,395



151,230



316,996



312,819


Redevelopment and revenue enhancing capital expenditures

(25,652)



(22,894)



(41,619)



(35,209)


Other capital expenditures

(9,885)



(3,970)



(19,512)



(8,067)


Funds available for distribution

$

121,858



$

124,366



$

255,865



$

269,543


















Dividends and distributions paid

$

108,787



$

102,476



$

217,528



$

204,934










Weighted average common shares – diluted

113,853



113,614



113,769



113,650


FFO weighted average common shares and units – diluted

117,951



117,839



117,922



117,821










Earnings per common share - diluted:








Net income available for common shareholders

$

0.52



$

0.42



$

0.94



$

0.78










Funds from operations per Share – diluted

$

1.55



$

1.48



$

2.99



$

2.94


Adjusted funds from operations per Share – diluted

$

1.33



$

1.28



$

2.69



$

2.66


 

RECONCILIATION OF NET OPERATING INCOME TO NET INCOME AVAILABLE
FOR MAA COMMON SHAREHOLDERS





Dollars in thousands

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30, 2018


March 31, 2018


June 30, 2017


June 30, 2018


June 30, 2017

Net Operating Income










Same Store NOI

$

224,200



$

225,350



$

220,474



$

449,550



$

441,657


Non-Same Store NOI

17,143



16,263



16,348



33,406



32,800


Total NOI

241,343



241,613



236,822



482,956



474,457


Depreciation and amortization

(122,925)



(120,744)



(126,360)



(243,669)



(256,357)


Property management expenses

(11,396)



(12,880)



(10,745)



(24,276)



(21,726)


General and administrative expenses

(9,211)



(10,132)



(9,534)



(19,343)



(22,374)


Merger and integration expenses

(2,826)



(3,799)



(4,207)



(6,625)



(10,368)


Other non-operating income (expense)

8,032



(2,341)



2,627



5,691



5,338


Interest expense

(43,585)



(40,905)



(38,481)



(84,490)



(75,065)


Gain on sale of depreciable real estate assets

2





274



2



201


Income tax expense

(570)



(640)



(618)



(1,210)



(1,269)


Gain on sale of non-depreciable real estate assets

2,761



150



48



2,911



48


Income from real estate joint venture

356



498



329



854



686


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(2,174)



(1,801)



(1,840)



(3,975)



(3,351)


Dividends to MAA Series I preferred shareholders

(922)



(922)



(922)



(1,844)



(1,844)


Net income available for MAA common shareholders

$

58,885



$

48,097



$

47,393



$

106,982



$

88,376


 

RECONCILIATION OF EBITDA, EBITDAre, ADJUSTED EBITDAre AND RECURRING ADJUSTED EBITDAre TO
NET INCOME

Dollars in thousands

Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


June 30


June 30,


June 30,


December 31,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net income

$

61,981



$

50,155



$

359,767



$

340,536


Depreciation and amortization

122,925



126,360



481,020



493,708


Interest expense

43,585



38,481



164,176



154,751


Income tax expense

570



618



2,560



2,619


EBITDA

229,061



215,614



1,007,523



991,614


Gain on sale of depreciable real estate assets

(2)



(274)



(127,186)



(127,385)


Adjustments to reflect the Company's share of EBITDAre of
unconsolidated affiliates

303



310



1,221



1,234


EBITDAre

229,362



215,650



881,558



865,463


Gain on debt extinguishment (1)



(2,217)



(1,075)



(3,196)


Net casualty (gain) loss and other settlement proceeds (1)

(794)



240



(1,248)



(114)


Gain on sale of non-depreciable assets

(2,761)



(48)



(2,884)



(21)


Adjusted EBITDAre

225,807



213,625



876,351



862,132


Merger and integration expenses

2,826



4,207



16,246



19,990


Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre

$

228,633



$

217,832



$

892,597



$

882,122



(1)     Included in Other non-operating income on the Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

RECONCILIATION OF NET DEBT TO UNSECURED NOTES PAYABLE AND SECURED NOTES PAYABLE

Dollars in thousands

As of


June 30,


December 31,


2018


2017

Unsecured notes payable

$

3,621,824



$

3,525,765


Secured notes payable

926,811



976,292


Total debt

4,548,635



4,502,057


Cash and cash equivalents

(32,610)



(10,750)


1031(b) exchange proceeds included in Restricted cash



(47,668)


Net Debt

$

4,516,025



$

4,443,639


 

RECONCILIATION OF GROSS ASSETS TO TOTAL ASSETS

Dollars in thousands

As of


June 30,


December 31,


2018


2017

Total assets

$

11,447,129



$

11,491,919


Accumulated depreciation

2,316,195



2,075,071


Gross Assets

$

13,763,324



$

13,566,990


 

RECONCILIATION OF GROSS REAL ESTATE ASSETS TO REAL ESTATE ASSETS, NET

Dollars in thousands

As of


June 30,


December 31,


2018


2017

Real estate assets, net

$

11,263,013



$

11,261,924


Accumulated depreciation

2,316,195



2,075,071


Cash and cash equivalents

32,610



10,750


1031(b) exchange proceeds included in Restricted cash



47,668


Gross Real Estate Assets

$

13,611,818



$

13,395,413


 

 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Adjusted EBITDAre
For purposes of calculations in this release, Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization for real estate, or Adjusted EBITDAre, is composed of EBITDAre adjusted for net gain or loss on non-depreciable asset sales, insurance and other settlement proceeds, and gain or loss on debt extinguishment.  As an owner and operator of real estate, MAA considers Adjusted EBITDAre to be an important measure of performance from core operations because Adjusted EBITDAre does not include various income and expense items that are not indicative of operating performance.  MAA's computation of Adjusted EBITDAre may differ from the methodology utilized by other companies to calculate Adjusted EBITDAre.  Adjusted EBITDAre should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders as an indicator of financial performance.

Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO)
AFFO is composed of FFO less recurring capital expenditures. In order to better align the classification of capital expenditures with business goals, certain capital expenditures related to commercial properties have been reclassified out of recurring capital expenditures for comparative purposes. AFFO should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders.  As an owner and operator of real estate, MAA considers AFFO to be an important measure of performance from operations because AFFO measures the ability to control revenues, expenses and recurring capital expenditures.

Same Store NOI
Same Store NOI represents total operating revenues less total property operating expenses, excluding depreciation, for all properties classified within the Same Store Portfolio during the period. Same Store NOI should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders.  MAA believes Same Store NOI is a helpful tool in evaluating the operating performance within MAA's markets because it measures the core operations of property performance by excluding corporate level expenses and other items not related to property operating performance.

EBITDA
For purposes of calculations in this release, Earnings Before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, or EBITDA, is composed of net income plus depreciation and amortization, interest expense, and income taxes.  As an owner and operator of real estate, MAA considers EBITDA to be an important measure of performance from core operations because EBITDA does not include various expense items that are not indicative of operating performance. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders as an indicator of financial performance.

EBITDAre
For purposes of calculations in this release, Earnings Before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization for real estate, or EBITDAre, is composed of EBITDA, as defined above, excluding the gain or loss on sale of depreciable asset sales and plus adjustments to reflect MAA's share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated affiliates.  As an owner and operator of real estate, MAA considers EBITDAre to be an important measure of performance from core operations because EBITDAre does not include various expense items that are not indicative of operating performance. While MAA's definition of EBITDAre is in accordance with NAREIT's definition, it may differ from the methodology utilized by other companies to calculate EBITDAre. EBITDAre should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders as an indicator of financial performance.

Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)
FAD is composed of FFO less total capital expenditures, excluding development spending and property acquisitions. FAD should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders.  As an owner and operator of real estate, MAA considers FAD to be an important measure of performance from core operations because FAD measures the ability to control revenues, expenses and total capital expenditures.

Funds From Operations (FFO)
FFO represents net income available for MAA common shareholders (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding extraordinary items, asset impairment, gains or losses on disposition of real estate assets, plus net income attributable to noncontrolling interest, depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, and adjustments for joint ventures to reflect FFO on the same basis.  Because noncontrolling interest is added back, FFO, when used in this document, represents FFO attributable to the Company.  While MAA's definition of FFO is in accordance with the NAREIT's definition, it may differ from the methodology for calculating FFO utilized by other REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to such other REITs.  FFO should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders as an indicator of operating performance.  MAA believes that FFO is helpful in understanding operating performance in that FFO excludes depreciation and amortization of real estate assets.  MAA believes that GAAP historical cost depreciation of real estate assets is generally not correlated with changes in the value of those assets, whose value does not diminish predictably over time, as historical cost depreciation implies.

Gross Assets
Gross Assets represents Total assets plus Accumulated depreciation and accumulated depreciation for Assets held for sale, which is included in "Assets held for sale" on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  MAA believes that Gross Assets can be used as a helpful tool in evaluating its balance sheet positions.  MAA believes that GAAP historical cost depreciation of real estate assets is generally not correlated with changes in the value of those assets, whose value does not diminish predictably over time, as historical cost depreciation implies.

Gross Real Estate Assets
Gross Real Estate Assets represents Real estate assets, net plus Accumulated depreciation and accumulated depreciation for Assets held for sale, which is included in "Assets held for sale" on the Consolidated Balance Sheets, plus Cash and cash equivalents plus 1031(b) exchange proceeds included in "Restricted cash" on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  MAA believes that Gross Real Estate Assets can be used as a helpful tool in evaluating its balance sheet positions.  MAA believes that GAAP historical cost depreciation of real estate assets is generally not correlated with changes in the value of those assets, whose value does not diminish predictably over time, as historical cost depreciation implies.

Net Debt
Net Debt represents Unsecured notes payable and Secured notes payable less Cash and cash equivalents and 1031(b) proceeds included in "Restricted cash" on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  MAA believes Net Debt is a helpful tool in evaluating its debt position.

Net Operating Income (NOI)
Net Operating Income represents Rental and other property revenues less Total property operating expenses, excluding depreciation, for all properties held during the period, regardless of their status as held for sale. NOI should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders.  MAA believes NOI by market is a helpful tool in evaluating the operating performance within MAA's markets because it measures the core operations of property performance by excluding corporate level expenses and other items not related to property operating performance.

Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre
Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre represents Adjusted EBITDAre further adjusted to exclude certain items that are not considered part of MAA's core business operations such as acquisition and merger and integration expenses.  MAA believes Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre is an important performance measure as it adjusts for certain items that by their nature are not comparable over periods and therefore tend to obscure actual operating performance.  MAA's definition of Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre may differ from the methodology utilized by other companies to calculate Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre. Recurring Adjusted EBITDAre should not be considered as an alternative to Net income available for MAA common shareholders as an indicator of operating performance.

OTHER KEY DEFINITIONS

Average Effective Rent per Unit
Average Effective Rent per Unit represents the average of gross rent amounts after the effect of leasing concessions for occupied units plus prevalent market rates asked for unoccupied units, divided by the total number of units. Leasing concessions represent discounts to the current market rate. MAA believes average effective rent is a helpful measurement in evaluating average pricing. It does not represent actual rental revenue collected per unit.

Average Physical Occupancy
Average Physical Occupancy represents the average of the daily physical occupancy for the quarter.

Development Communities
Communities remain identified as development until certificates of occupancy are obtained for all units under development. Once all units are delivered and available for occupancy, the community moves into the Lease-up Communities portfolio.

OTHER KEY DEFINITIONS (CONTINUED)

Lease-up Communities
New acquisitions acquired during lease-up and newly developed communities remain in the Lease-up Communities portfolio until stabilized.  Communities are considered stabilized after achieving at least 90% occupancy for 90 days.

Non-Same Store Portfolio
Non-Same Store Portfolio includes recent acquisitions, communities that have been identified for disposition, and communities that have undergone a significant casualty loss.

Same Store Portfolio
MAA reviews its Same Store Portfolio at the beginning of each calendar year, or as significant transactions warrant. Communities are generally added into the Same Store Portfolio if they were owned and stabilized at the beginning of the previous year.  Communities are considered stabilized after achieving at least 90% occupancy for 90 days. Communities that have been approved by MAA's Board of Directors for disposition are excluded from the Same Store Portfolio.  Communities that have undergone a significant casualty loss are also excluded from the Same Store Portfolio.

Total Market Capitalization
Total Market Capitalization equals the number of shares of common stock plus units not held by MAA at period end multiplied by the closing stock price at period end, plus total debt outstanding.

Unencumbered NOI
Unencumbered NOI represents NOI generated by our unencumbered assets (as defined in MAALP's bond covenants).

 

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