Kennedy Wilson Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings

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Kennedy Wilson Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings

Adjusted EBITDA increases 66% from same period of last year

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. , an international real estate investment and services company, today reported a first quarter 2013 Adjusted EBITDA of $31.9 million, a 66% increase from $19.2 million for the same period in 2012. Adjusted EBITDA consists of the Company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation.


Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, adjusted for depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expense, was $10.5 million or $0.17 per basic share compared to adjusted net income of $2.4 million for the same period in 2012 or $0.05 per basic share. GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders was $3.6 million or $0.06 per basic and diluted share compared to a loss of $3.4 million or $0.07 per basic and diluted share for the same period in 2012.

"As a result of our robust acquisition activity, we have seen a significant increase in our EBITDA," said William McMorrow, chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson. "With our balance sheet in the best position in the Company's history, we continue to look for and find opportunities to invest."

Kennedy Wilson Recent Highlights

Investments business

Investment Account

  • As of March 31, 2013, our net investment account (Kennedy Wilson's equity in real estate, joint ventures, acquired in-place leases and loan investments, net of depreciation and amortization) was $843.1 million compared to $837.6 million at December 31, 2012. This change was comprised of $46.6 million of cash contributed to and income earned on investments and $41.1 million of cash distributed from investments. The gross investment account (before accumulated depreciation and amortization) was $929.6 million and $911.3 million as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively. Accumulated depreciation and amortization was $86.5 million and $73.7 million as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively.
  • As of March 31, 2013, the Company and its equity partners owned 17.1 million rentable square feet of real estate including investments in 14,764 apartment units and 54 commercial properties. Additionally, as of March 31, 2013, the Company and its equity partners owned in excess of $1.0 billion in unpaid principal balance of loans secured by real estate.

Operating metrics

  • During the three months ended March 31, 2013, our investments business achieved an EBITDA of $28.5 million, a 61% increase from $17.7 million for the same period in 2012.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2013, based on our investments in 11,923 same property multifamily units, rental revenues, net operating income and occupancy at the property level increased by 4.8% , 5.7% and 0.4%, respectively, for the same period in 2012. In addition, based on our investments in 3.2 million square feet of same property commercial real estate, rental revenues, net operating income and occupancy at the property level increased by 10.3%, 19.3% and 4.6%, respectively.

Acquisition/disposition program

  • From January 1, 2010 through March 31, 2013, the Company and its equity partners have acquired approximately $8.2 billion of real estate related investments (including unpaid principal balance of loan purchases). During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company and its equity partners acquired $233.4 million of real estate related investments. This includes $226.0 million of real estate and $7.4 million of unpaid principal balance of loans secured by real estate in which we invested $38.0 million and $5.7 million, respectively.
  • In March 31, 2013, the Company acquired the interests of some of its existing partners in a 615-unit apartment building in Northern California, increasing its ownership from 15% to 94%. The original 15% interest had a book value of $0, due to prior distributions. As a result of consolidating this investment, the Company realized a $9.5 million acquisition related gain.

Property level debt financing

  • During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company and its equity partners completed approximately $207.6 million of property re-financings at an average interest rate of 2.31% and a weighted average maturity of 7.4 years. This includes re-financings of $122.1 million at a fixed interest rate of 1.35% in our Japanese multifamily portfolio.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company and its equity partners completed a re-financing of $80.5 million in the Japanese multifamily portfolio at a fixed interest rate of 1.61% and a maturity of 5.0 years.

Key Investment Updates

UK Loan Pool

  • Our book equity in this investment is $58.3 million; we own 12.5% before carried interest.
  • In December 2011, we and our equity partners acquired a loan pool secured by real estate located in the United Kingdom with an unpaid principal balance of $2.1 billion. As of March 31, 2013, the unpaid principal balance was $417.4 million due to loan resolutions of approximately $1.7 billion, representing approximately 80% of the pool. The total debt incurred at the venture level at the time of purchase of these loans was $323.4 million, with a maturity date of October 2014. As a result of the resolutions in the loan pool, the venture level debt was fully paid off on March 21, 2013.

Japan Multifamily

  • Our book equity in this investment is $83.7 million; we own 40.9% before carried interest.
  • We maintained 97% occupancy in 50 apartment buildings with a total of over 2,400 units.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2013, we settled several Japanese yen related hedges resulting in cash proceeds of $23.7 million. Our share was $11.1 million, which reduced our basis in the joint venture.
  • Since Fairfax Financial became our partner in the Japanese multifamily portfolio in September 2010, we have distributed a total of $85.2 million, of which our share was $39.9 million.

Services business

  • Management and leasing fees and commissions increased by 31% to $13.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013 from $10.4 million for the same period in 2012.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2013, our services business achieved an EBITDA of $5.2 million, an 86% increase from $2.8 million for the same period in 2012.

Corporate financing

  • In March 2013, we issued 9.0 million shares of common stock primarily to institutional investors, resulting in gross proceeds of $141.3 million of which $35.0 million was used to pay off the outstanding balance on our line of credit.

Subsequent events

  • Subsequent to March 31, 2013, we and our equity partners have acquired approximately $0.9 billion of real estate related investments, including 0.8 million rentable square feet of real estate, comprised of 638 apartment units and three commercial properties along with $0.8 billion of unpaid principal balance in loans secured by real estate in which we invested $75.1 million.
  • In April 2013, we issued 1.4 million shares of common stock as a result of the underwriters fully exercising their overallotment option, which resulted in gross proceeds of $21.2 million.
  • Subsequent to March 31, 2013, we received $33.4 million in distributions related to resolutions on the UK loan pool.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

The company will hold a live conference call and webcast to discuss results at 7 a.m. PT/ 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 8.

The direct dial-in number for the conference call is (888) 895-5479 for U.S. callers and (847) 619-6250 for international callers. The confirmation number for the live call is 34814616.

A replay of the call will be available for one week beginning two hours after the live call and can be accessed by (888) 843-7419 for U.S. callers and (630) 652-3042 for international callers. The passcode for the replay is 34814616#.

The webcast will be available at:
http://www.media-server.com/m/acs/90a4b9a4c2f08c2c92261072f61539f7. A replay of the webcast will be available two hours after the original webcast on the Company's investor relations web site for one year.

About Kennedy Wilson

Founded in 1977, Kennedy Wilson is an international real estate investment and services company headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA with 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan. The company offers a comprehensive array of real estate services including auction, conventional sales, property services, research and investment management. Through its fund management and separate account businesses, Kennedy Wilson is a strategic investor of real estate investments in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Japan. For further information on Kennedy Wilson, please visit www.kennedywilson.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made by us in this report and in other reports and statements released by us that are not historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and Section 21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the judgment of our senior management based on our current estimates, expectations, forecasts and projections and include comments that express our current opinions about trends and factors that may impact future operating results. Disclosures that use words such as "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "could," "plan," "expect," "project" or the negative of these, as well as similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events, many of which are outside of our control, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results, performance or achievement, or industry results, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements, expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties may include these factors and the risks and uncertainties described elsewhere in this report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the Item 1A. "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. Any such forward-looking statements, whether made in this report or elsewhere, should be considered in the context of the various disclosures made by us about our businesses including, without limitation, the risk factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to the results reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) included within this press release, Kennedy Wilson has provided certain information, which includes non-GAAP financial measures (Pro Forma Statements of Operations, Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Kennedy Wilson Common Shareholders, Basic Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Kennedy Wilson Common Shareholders Per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA). Additionally, there are certain revenue and expense line items in our pro forma consolidated statements of operations or income that would otherwise be classified as discontinued operations on a GAAP statement. Such information is reconciled to its closest GAAP measure in accordance with the SEC rules and is included in the attached supplemental tables. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to both management and the Company's shareholders in their analysis of the business and operating performance of the Company. Management also uses this information for operational planning and decision-making purposes. Non-GAAP financial measures are not and should not be considered a substitute for any GAAP measures. Additionally, non-GAAP financial measures as presented by Kennedy Wilson may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Tables Follow

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
 March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$198,448,000$120,855,000
Short term investments10,000,00010,000,000
Accounts receivable6,747,0003,647,000
Accounts receivable - related parties19,027,00022,393,000
Notes receivable19,578,000136,607,000
Notes receivable - related parties2,544,000
Real estate, net of accumulated depreciation403,612,000289,449,000
Investments in joint ventures575,256,000543,193,000
Investments in loan pool participations84,236,00095,601,000
Other assets42,688,00038,079,000
Goodwill 23,965,000  23,965,000 
Total assets$1,386,101,000 $1,283,789,000 
 
Liabilities
Accounts payable$1,114,000$1,762,000
Accrued expenses and other liabilities25,425,00029,417,000
Accrued salaries and benefits4,664,00024,981,000
Deferred tax liability13,931,00022,671,000
Mortgage loans and notes payable251,135,000236,538,000
Senior notes payable409,497,000409,640,000
Junior subordinated debentures 40,000,000  40,000,000 
Total liabilities 745,766,000  765,009,000 
Equity
Cumulative Preferred stock:
6.00% Series A, 100,000 shares
6.45% Series B, 32,550 shares
Common stock7,0006,000
Additional paid-in capital653,082,000512,835,000
Accumulated deficit(14,636,000)(5,910,000)
Accumulated other comprehensive income1,807,00012,569,000
Shares held in treasury (9,856,000) (9,856,000)
Total Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity630,404,000509,644,000
Noncontrolling interests 9,931,000  9,136,000 
Total equity 640,335,000  518,780,000 
Total liabilities and equity$1,386,101,000 $1,283,789,000 
 
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
 
 For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 2013   2012 
Revenue
Management and leasing fees$4,709,000$3,156,000
Management and leasing fees - related parties7,957,0005,585,000
Commissions524,000666,000
Commissions - related parties392,000953,000
Sale of real estate2,418,000
Rental income 6,397,000  1,470,000 
Total revenue22,397,00011,830,000
Operating expenses
Commission and marketing expenses498,000965,000
Compensation and related expenses13,620,0009,000,000
Cost of real estate sold1,872,000
General and administrative5,427,0003,669,000
Depreciation and amortization3,057,000937,000
Rental operating expenses 3,103,000  870,000 
Total operating expenses27,577,00015,441,000
Equity in joint venture (loss) income(344,000)5,516,000
Interest income from loan pool participations and notes receivable 2,945,000  538,000 
Operating (loss) income(2,579,000)2,443,000
Non-operating income (expense)
Interest income40,0001,117,000
Acquisition related gain9,459,000
Gain on sale of marketable securities2,931,000
Realized foreign currency exchange loss(112,000)
Interest expense (11,432,000) (6,170,000)
(Loss) income from continuing operations before benefit from income taxes(4,512,000)209,000
Benefit from income taxes 1,703,000  1,483,000 
(Loss) income from continuing operations(2,809,000)1,692,000
Discontinued Operations
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes(3,000)2,000
Gain (loss) from sale of real estate, net of income taxes 217,000  (212,000)
Net (loss) income(2,595,000)1,482,000
Net loss (income) attributable to the noncontrolling interests 999,000  (2,798,000)
Net loss attributable to Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc.(1,596,000)(1,316,000)
Preferred stock dividends and accretion of issuance costs (2,036,000) (2,036,000)

Net loss attributable to Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. common shareholders

$(3,632,000)$(3,352,000)
Basic and diluted earnings per share
Loss per basic - continuing operations$(0.06)$(0.06)
Loss per basic - discontinued    
Earnings (loss) per share - basic(a)$(0.06)$(0.07)
Weighted average shares outstanding for basic 

61,853,258

  51,160,270 
Dividends declared per common share$0.07 $0.05 

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(a) EPS amounts may not add due to rounding

 
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Kennedy Wilson Common Shareholders
 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 2013   2012 
Net loss attributable to Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. common shareholders$(3,632,000)$(3,352,000)
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Add back:
Depreciation and amortization3,057,000937,000
Kennedy Wilson's share of depreciation and amortization included in investment in joint ventures9,310,0003,900,000
Stock based compensation 1,769,000  871,000 
Adjusted Income Attributable to

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. Common Shareholders

$10,504,000 $2,356,000 
Basic weighted average number of

common shares outstanding

 

61,853,258

  51,160,270 
Basic Adjusted Net Income Attributable to

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. Common Shareholders Per Share

$0.17 $0.05 
 
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
 
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 2013   2012 
Net (loss) income$(2,595,000)$1,482,000
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Add back:
Interest expense11,432,0006,170,000

Kennedy Wilson's share of interest expense included in investment in joint ventures and loan pool participations

10,617,0007,285,000
Depreciation and amortization3,057,000 Read Full Story

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