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Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces Third Quarter 2020 Operating Results

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ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) today reported operating results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

"Progress in many respects was the theme of the third quarter," said Donald C. Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Improving rent collections, leasing volumes at pre-COVID levels and improved liquidity through our $400 million green bond offering all point to a bright future on the other side of this."

Financial Results

Net (loss) income available for common shareholders was ($30.3) million and earnings per diluted share was ($0.41) for third quarter 2020 which includes the $50.7 million net impairment charge relating to The Shops at Sunset Place. This compares to $63.5 million and $0.84, respectively, for third quarter 2019. 

In the third quarter 2020, Federal Realty generated funds from operations available for common shareholders (FFO) of $85.0 million, or $1.12 per diluted share. This compares to FFO of $108.0 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2019 which included the $11.9 million charge related to the buyout of the Kmart lease at Assembly.

The year-over-year decreases in net income and FFO were attributable to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with the primary driver being collectibility related adjustment impacts during the third quarter totaling $29.4 million, or $0.39 per share, which included a $1.7 million impact to straight-line rent. The decrease in net income was also driven by The Shops at Sunset Place impairment charge.

FFO is a non-GAAP supplemental earnings measure which the Trust considers meaningful in measuring its operating performance.  A reconciliation of FFO to net income is attached to this press release.

Portfolio Results

The portfolio was 92.2% leased as of September 30, 2020, and the comparable portfolio was 92.0% leased.

During the third quarter 2020, Federal Realty signed 101 leases for 481,105 square feet of retail space. On a comparable space basis (i.e., spaces for which there was a former tenant), Federal Realty leased 471,726 square feet at an average rent of $37.38 per square foot compared to the average contractual rent of $37.74 per square foot for the last year of the prior leases, representing a cash basis rollover growth on those comparable spaces of -1%, 6% on a straight-line basis. Additionally, Federal Realty signed 13 leases for 63,609 square feet of office space during the third quarter 2020.

COVID-19 Operational Update

All 104 properties remain open and operating. Approximately 97% of our retail tenants based on annualized base rent are open and operating as of October 30, 2020. Annualized base rent reflects the aggregate, annualized in-place contractual (defined as rents billed on a cash basis without taking the impact of rent abatements into account) minimum rent for all occupied commercial spaces.

As of October 30, 2020, the Company has collected approximately 85% of total third quarter 2020 billed recurring rents and 85% of October 2020.

With $863 million of cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2020, Federal Realty has approximately $1.9 billion of liquidity in cash and undrawn availability under its $1.0 billion revolving credit facility. Additionally, subsequent to quarter end, the Company issued $400.0 million of green bonds.

Additional information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business to date is available in a presentation posted on the Investor section of Federal Realty's website

Regular Quarterly Dividends

Federal Realty announced today that its Board of Trustees declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.06 per share, resulting in an indicated annual rate of $4.24 per share.  The regular common dividend will be payable on January 15, 2021, to common shareholders of record as of January 4, 2021.

Federal Realty's Board of Trustees also declared a quarterly cash dividend on its Class C depositary shares, each representing 1/1000 of a 5.000% Series C Cumulative Preferred Share of Beneficial Interest, of $0.3125 per depositary share. All dividends on the depositary shares will be payable on January 15, 2021, to shareholders of record as of January 4, 2021.

Summary of Other Quarterly Activities and Recent Developments

October 13, 2020 – Federal Realty closed on its inaugural issuance of green bonds, $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 1.250% notes at an effective yield of 1.379%, maturing February 15, 2026. The company intends to allocate an amount equal to the net proceeds from this offering to the financing and refinancing of recently completed and future eligible green projects.

Conference Call Information

Federal Realty's management team will present an in-depth discussion of Federal Realty's operating performance on its third quarter 2020 earnings conference call, which is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:00AM ET.  To participate, please call 877.407.9208 five to ten minutes prior to the call start time and use the passcode 13705852 (required).  The teleconference can also be accessed via a live webcast at www.federalrealty.com in the Investors section. A replay of the webcast will be available on Federal Realty's website at www.federalrealty.com. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available through November 20, 2020 by dialing 844.512.2921; Passcode: 13705852.

About Federal Realty

Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail-based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, Federal Realty's mission is to deliver long-term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Its expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty's 104 properties include approximately 2,800 tenants, in 24 million square feet, and approximately 2,800 residential units. 

Federal Realty has increased its quarterly dividends to its shareholders for 53 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P 500 index member and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit www.federalrealty.com.

Safe Harbor Language

Certain matters discussed within this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  Although Federal Realty believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained.  These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 10, 2020 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and include the following:

  • risks that our tenants will not pay rent, may vacate early or may file for bankruptcy or that we may be unable to renew leases or re-let space at favorable rents as leases expire;
  • risks that we may not be able to proceed with or obtain necessary approvals for any redevelopment or renovation project, and that completion of anticipated or ongoing property redevelopment or renovation projects that we do pursue may cost more, take more time to complete or fail to perform as expected;
  • risk that we are investing a significant amount in ground-up development projects that may be dependent on third parties to deliver critical aspects of certain projects, requires spending a substantial amount upfront in infrastructure, and assumes receipt of public funding which has been committed but not entirely funded;
  • risks normally associated with the real estate industry, including risks that occupancy levels at our properties and the amount of rent that we receive from our properties may be lower than expected, that new acquisitions may fail to perform as expected, that competition for acquisitions could result in increased prices for acquisitions, that costs associated with the periodic maintenance and repair or renovation of space, insurance and other operations may increase, that environmental issues may develop at our properties and result in unanticipated costs, and, because real estate is illiquid, that we may not be able to sell properties when appropriate;
  • risks that our growth will be limited if we cannot obtain additional capital;
  • risks of financing on terms which are acceptable to us, our ability to meet existing financial covenants and the limitations imposed on our operations by those covenants, and the possibility of increases in interest rates that would result in increased interest expense;
  • risks related to our status as a real estate investment trust, commonly referred to as a REIT, for federal income tax purposes, such as the existence of complex tax regulations relating to our status as a REIT, the effect of future changes in REIT requirements as a result of new legislation, and the adverse consequences of the failure to qualify as a REIT;
  • risks related to natural disasters, climate change and public health crises (such as the outbreak and worldwide spread of COVID-19), and the measures that international, federal, state and local governments, agencies, law enforcement and/or health authorities implement to address them, may precipitate or materially exacerbate one or more of the above-mentioned risks, and may significantly disrupt or prevent us from operating our business in the ordinary course for an extended period.

Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements that we make, including those in this press release.  Except as required by law, we make no promise to update any of the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.  You should review the risks contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 10, 2020 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

 

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Consolidated Balance Sheets

September 30, 2020


September 30,


December 31,


2020


2019


(in thousands, except share and per share data)


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Real estate, at cost




Operating (including $1,709,234 and $1,676,866 of consolidated variable interest entities, respectively)

$

7,817,819



$

7,535,983


Construction-in-progress (including $81,463 and $102,583 of consolidated variable interest entities, respectively)

769,668



760,420


Assets held for sale



1,729



8,587,487



8,298,132


Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (including $314,866 and $296,165 of consolidated variable interest entities, respectively)

(2,339,664)



(2,215,413)


Net real estate

6,247,823



6,082,719


Cash and cash equivalents

863,279



127,432


Accounts and notes receivable, net

164,882



152,572


Mortgage notes receivable, net

39,905



30,429


Investment in partnerships

22,093



28,604


Operating lease right of use assets

92,837



93,774


Finance lease right of use assets

51,437



52,402


Prepaid expenses and other assets

229,037



227,060


TOTAL ASSETS

$

7,711,293



$

6,794,992


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Liabilities




Mortgages payable, net (including $474,775 and $469,184 of consolidated variable interest entities, respectively)

$

549,445



$

545,679


Notes payable, net

402,580



3,781


Senior notes and debentures, net

3,508,824



2,807,134


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

276,396



255,503


Dividends payable

82,688



81,676


Security deposits payable

19,693



21,701


Operating lease liabilities

72,921



73,628


Finance lease liabilities

72,052



72,062


Other liabilities and deferred credits

148,889



157,938


Total liabilities

5,133,488



4,019,102


Commitments and contingencies




Redeemable noncontrolling interests

159,721



139,758


Shareholders' equity




Preferred shares, authorized 15,000,000 shares, $.01 par:




5.0% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, (stated at liquidation preference $25,000 per share), 6,000 shares issued and outstanding

150,000



150,000


5.417% Series 1 Cumulative Convertible Preferred Shares, (stated at liquidation preference $25 per share), 399,896 shares issued and outstanding

9,997



9,997


Common shares of beneficial interest, $.01 par, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 75,641,074 and 75,540,804 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

760



759


Additional paid-in capital

3,174,066



3,166,522


Accumulated dividends in excess of net income

(999,664)



(791,124)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(7,300)



(813)


Total shareholders' equity of the Trust

2,327,859



2,535,341


Noncontrolling interests

90,225



100,791


Total shareholders' equity

2,418,084



2,636,132


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

7,711,293



$

6,794,992


 

Federal Realty Investment Trust








Consolidated Income Statements








September 30, 2020









Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019


(in thousands, except per share data)


(unaudited)

REVENUE








Rental income

$

207,410



$

233,212



$

613,687



$

694,435


Mortgage interest income

787



735



2,294



2,204


Total revenue

208,197



233,947



615,981



696,639


EXPENSES








Rental expenses

41,832



54,484



122,561



140,182


Real estate taxes

30,520



29,030



90,183



81,883


General and administrative

9,308



11,060



29,373



32,047


Depreciation and amortization

65,631



59,648



190,603



178,327


Total operating expenses

147,291



154,222



432,720



432,439










Impairment charge

(57,218)





(57,218)




Gain on sale of real estate, net of tax



14,293



11,682



30,490










OPERATING INCOME

3,688



94,018



137,725



294,690










OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSE)








Other interest income

538



389



1,355



755


Interest expense

(36,228)



(27,052)



(98,746)



(82,567)


Loss from partnerships

(1,621)



(249)



(6,657)



(1,302)


NET (LOSS) INCOME

(33,623)



67,106



33,677



211,576


   Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests

5,334



(1,641)



3,304



(5,065)


NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE TRUST

(28,289)



65,465



36,981



206,511


Dividends on preferred shares

(2,010)



(2,010)



(6,031)



(6,031)


NET (LOSS) INCOME AVAILABLE FOR COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

$

(30,299)



$

63,455



$

30,950



$

200,480










EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE, BASIC AND DILUTED:








Net (loss) income available for common shareholders

$

(0.41)



$

0.84



$

0.40



$

2.68


Weighted average number of common shares

75,404



74,832



75,386



74,584


 

Federal Realty Investment Trust









Funds From Operations / Other Supplemental Information



September 30, 2020











Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019



(in thousands, except per share data)

Funds from Operations available for common shareholders (FFO) (1)







Net (loss) income


$

(33,623)



$

67,106



$

33,677



$

211,576


Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests


5,334



(1,641)



3,304



(5,065)


Gain on sale of real estate, net of tax




(14,293)



(11,682)



(30,490)


Impairment charge, net (2)


50,728





50,728




Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets


58,224



53,441



170,878



160,253


Amortization of initial direct costs of leases


5,853



4,878



15,562



14,165


Funds from operations


86,516



109,491



262,467



350,439


Dividends on preferred shares (3)


(2,010)



(1,875)



(6,031)



(5,625)


Income attributable to operating partnership units


790



658



2,362



2,048


Income attributable to unvested shares


(265)



(314)



(806)



(1,004)


FFO (4)


$

85,031



$

107,960



$

257,992



$

345,858


Weighted average number of common shares, diluted (3)


76,149



75,554



76,133



75,342


FFO per diluted share (4)


$

1.12



$

1.43



$

3.39



$

4.59




Notes:




1)

Amounts reflect the components of "net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests," but excludes "income attributable to operating partnership units."

2)

Impairment charge relates to The Shops at Sunset Place. Amount is net of the allocation to noncontrolling interests.

3)

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, dividends on our Series 1 preferred stock were not deducted in the calculation of FFO available to common shareholders, as the related shares were dilutive and included in "weighted average common shares, diluted."

4)

Funds from operations available for common shareholders for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 includes an $11.9 million charge related to the buyout of the Kmart lease at Assembly Row Marketplace. If this charge was excluded, our FFO, FFO per diluted share, and dividend payout ratio as a percentage of FFO for those periods would have been:





Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30, 2019



(in thousands, except per share data)

FFO


$

119,837



$

357,735


FFO per diluted share


$

1.59



$

4.75


 

Inquiries:
Leah Andress Brady
Investor Relations Senior Manager
301.998.8265
lbrady@federalrealty.com

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