UDR Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

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UDR Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

~ Reports Second Quarter FFO as Adjusted per Share of $0.35 ~

~ Formed New Vitruvian Park®Partnerships and Raised Guidance ~


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Second Quarter 2013 Highlights:

  • Funds from Operations ("FFO") per share was $0.37 (+12% year-over-year), FFO as Adjusted per share was $0.35 (+6%), and AFFO per share was $0.31 (+11%).
  • Year-over-year same-store revenue and net operating income ("NOI") growth for the quarter were 5.2 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively.
  • Expanded the Company's relationship with MetLife through the formation of $290 million in new Vitruvian Park® 50/50 partnerships and grew the UDR/MetLife II JV by $169 million via a swap of ownership interests in UDR/MetLife I JV communities.
  • Invested $97.8 million during the quarter to advance the Company's $1.1 billion development pipeline. Completed 142 development homes in Southern California.
  • Completed the redevelopment of 226 homes located in Manhattan and Southern California on quarterly spend of $35.3 million.
  • Increased full-year FFO per share guidance by $0.01 at the midpoint due to hurricane-related recoveries. Previously increased guidance in late June due to better operating trends. At that time, FFO, FFO as Adj. and AFFO per share were increased by $0.02 at the midpoint. SS revenue and NOI were increased by 25 and 50 bps at the midpoint.

The following table highlights the Company's FFO, FFO as Adjusted and AFFO per share for the current period as compared to the previous year period:

         
  Q2 2013 Q2 2012 YTD 2013 YTD 2012
FFO per share $0.37 $0.33 $0.71 $0.78
JV financing and acquisition fees (0.001) - (0.001) -
Cost/(benefit) associated with debt extinguishment0.0010.0170.001(0.001)
Hurricane-related (recoveries)/charges, net(0.011)-(0.021)-
Other - (0.019) - (0.111)
FFO as Adjusted per share $0.35 $0.33 $0.69 $0.66
Recurring capital expenditures (0.046) (0.049) (0.072) (0.082)
AFFO per share $0.31 $0.28 $0.62 $0.58

A reconciliation of FFO, FFO as Adjusted and AFFO to GAAP Net Income attributable to UDR, Inc. can be found on Attachment 2 of the Company's second quarter supplemental package.

Operations

Same-store NOI increased 6.8 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013 while same-store revenue increased 5.2 percent over the same period. Same-store physical occupancy was 96.1 percent as compared to 95.9 percent in the prior year period. Same-store expenses increased 1.6 percent driven by an increase in real estate taxes and personnel costs. The annualized rate of turnover decreased 230 basis points year-over-year to 55.4 percent.

Summary of Same-Store Results Second Quarter 2013 versus Second Quarter 2012

Region 

Revenue
Growth/
Decline

 

Expense
Growth/
Decline

 

NOI
Growth/
Decline

 

% of Same-
Store
Portfolio(1)

 

Same-Store
Occupancy(2)

 

Number of
Same-Store
Homes(3)

      
West5.5%1.0%7.5%40.0%95.5%12,737
Mid-Atlantic2.9%1.4%3.5%26.7%96.4%9,578
Southeast5.7%5.4%5.9%17.2%96.2%9,515
Northeast8.3%3.8%10.0%9.9%97.2%1,879
Southwest 6.6% -5.8% 15.7% 6.2% 96.4% 3,365
Total 5.2% 1.6% 6.8% 100.0% 96.1% 37,074
(1) Based on Q2 2013 NOI.
(2)Average same-store occupancy for the quarter.
(3)During the second quarter, 37,074 apartment homes, or approximately 90 percent of 41,153 total apartment homes, were classified as same-store. The Company defines same-store as all multifamily communities owned and stabilized for at least one year as of the beginning of the most recent quarter.
 

Sequentially, the Company's same-store NOI increased by 2.7 percent on revenue growth of 2.0 percent and a 0.4 percent increase in expenses during the second quarter of 2013.

For the six months ended June 30, 2013, the Company's same-store revenue increased 5.2 percent as compared to the prior year while expenses increased 2.6 percent resulting in a same-store NOI increase of 6.4 percent as compared to the prior year period in 2012. Year-over-year occupancy increased by 10 basis points to 95.8 percent.

Summary of Same-Store Results YTD 2013 versus YTD 2012

Region 

Revenue
Growth/
Decline

 

Expense
Growth/
Decline

 

NOI
Growth/
Decline

 

% of Same-
Store
Portfolio(1)

 

Same-Store
Occupancy(2)

 

Number of
Same-Store
Homes(3)

      
West5.3%1.5%7.0%39.6%94.9%12,617
Mid-Atlantic3.5%2.5%3.9%27.2%96.3%9,578
Southeast5.7%5.0%6.1%17.7%96.2%9,515
Northeast7.8%4.3%9.2%9.7%96.6%1,879
Southwest 7.1% 0.5% 11.7% 5.8% 96.5% 3,115
Total 5.2% 2.6% 6.4% 100.0% 95.8% 36,704
(1) Based on YTD 2013 NOI.
(2)Average same-store occupancy for YTD 2013.
(3)During the six months ended June 30, 2013, 36,704 apartment homes, or approximately 89 percent of 41,153 total consolidated apartment homes, were classified as same-store. The Company defines same-store as all multifamily communities owned and stabilized for at least one year as of the beginning of the most recent year.
 

Development and Redevelopment Activity

In the second quarter of 2013, the Company spent a total of $133.1 million towards the completion of its $1.3 billion development and redevelopment pipeline. In total, the Company has funded 66 percent of its active pipeline. The Company expects to deliver 39 percent of its active pipeline in 2013, 41 percent in 2014 and 20 percent in 2015.

The Company completed the redevelopment of The Westerly on Lincoln, a 583-home, $36.1 million project located in Marina del Rey, CA. Average revenue per occupied home for the community during the second quarter was $2,227, or 20 percent above pre-redevelopment rent levels. Additionally, the Company completed the redevelopment of 219 homes for a total cost of $33.6 million at the following communities: Rivergate (706 homes) and 27 Seventy Five Mesa Verde (formerly Pine Brook I & II and Villa Venetia - 964 homes). At the end of the second quarter, 644 homes, or 39 percent of the Company's 1,670 total homes under active redevelopment, excluding The Westerly on Lincoln, had been completed.

Partnership and Joint Venture Investment Activity

As previously announced on June 26, 2013, the Company formed new 50/50 partnerships with MetLife comprising a portion of the assets in the Company's Vitruvian Park® master plan. The operating partnership includes the Savoye, Savoye2 and Fiori communities. Cumulatively, these communities were sold at a weighted average NOI cap rate of 5.0% and will contain 1,130 homes when construction is completed on Fiori in the fourth quarter of 2013. A separate partnership owns 28.4 acres of vacant, developable land at Vitruvian Park® on which 2,000 to 2,500 homes and 45,000 to 50,000 square feet of retail space can be constructed under current development plans. The Company continues to own approximately 1,000 legacy homes, $13 million of developable land and all free-standing non-residential real estate at Vitruvian Park®.

Upon the completion of Fiori, the Company's pro-rata share of the gross book values of the partnerships will be approximately $145 million. Proceeds to the Company totaled approximately $200 million, including proceeds from debt, on the operating and lease-up assets included in the operating partnership.

Separately, the Company announced the expansion of its UDR/MetLife II Joint Venture on June 26, 2013. The Company exchanged its ownership interests in four operating communities in its UDR/MetLife I Joint Venture, in addition to a $15.6 million net cash payment to MetLife, for an increased ownership interest in two A-quality, high-rise UDR/MetLife I Joint Venture operating communities located in downtown Denver and San Diego. The Company now owns 50 percent of Acoma (Denver) and Current (San Diego) and both communities have been contributed to the UDR/MetLife II Joint Venture. In total, the estimated value of all of the swapped assets was $365 million and was based on a weighted average NOI cap rate of 4.7 percent for the total transaction.

Additional transaction details can be found in the press release dated June 26, 2013 on the Company's website at www.udr.com.

Capital Markets Activity

On June 6, 2013, the Company amended its $900 million unsecured revolving credit facility. The amendment extends the maturity date from October 2015 to December 2017, includes a six month extension option, and contains an accordion feature that allows the Company to increase the facility to $1.45 billion. Based on the Company's current credit rating, the credit facility carries an interest rate equal to LIBOR plus a spread of 110 basis points and a facility fee of 20 basis points, a reduction of 12.5 and 2.5 basis points, respectively, from its previous agreement.

In addition, the Company amended and re-priced both its $250 million and $100 million unsecured term loans due in January 2016. The loans were re-priced to LIBOR plus 125 basis points from LIBOR plus 142.5 basis points and the maturity dates were extended to June 2018.

Additional details related to the amended revolver and term loans can be found in the press release dated June 10, 2013 on the Company's website at www.udr.com.

On June 28, 2013, the Company refinanced $186 million of a Fannie Mae credit facility that carried an interest rate equal to LIBOR plus a spread of 284 basis points and was scheduled to mature in 2019. The new loans include a $90 million, 7-year fixed-rate loan that carries an interest rate of 3.95 percent and a $96 million, 10-year variable-rate loan that carries an interest rate equal to LIBOR plus a spread of 190 basis points. Three of the Company's communities were released from the facility and added to the Company's unencumbered asset pool.

As of the end of the second quarter, the Company had no remaining outstanding debt maturities in 2013. Proceeds from the MetLife transactions were used to retire the $159.9 million of debt that was outstanding at the end of the first quarter 2013.

Balance Sheet

At June 30, 2013, the Company had $769 million in availability through a combination of cash and undrawn capacity on its credit facilities.

The Company's total indebtedness at June 30, 2013 was $3.4 billion. The Company ended the second quarter with fixed-rate debt representing 83 percent of its total debt, a total blended interest rate of 4.2 percent and a weighted average maturity of 4.7 years. The Company's leverage was 38.6 percent versus 38.4 percent a year ago and the Company's net debt-to-EBITDA was 6.9 times versus 6.3 times a year ago.

Post Quarter Activity

Balance Sheet

On July 23, 2013, Moody's affirmed the Company's credit rating of Baa2 and changed its outlook to Positive from Stable.

Dividend

As previously announced, the Company's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock for the second quarter of 2013 in the amount of $0.235 per share. The dividend will be paid in cash on July 31, 2013 to UDR common stock shareholders of record as of July 10, 2013. The 2013 annualized dividend of $0.94 represented a yield of 3.7 percent as of July 26, 2013 and an increase of 7 percent over 2012's annualized dividend of $0.88. The second quarter 2013 dividend represented the 163rd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the Company on its common stock.

Outlook

For the third quarter of 2013, the Company has established the following guidance ranges.

  • FFO per share: $0.33 to $0.35
  • FFO as Adjusted per share: $0.33 to $0.35
  • AFFO per share: $0.28 to $0.30

For the full-year 2013, the Company has increased its FFO per share guidance by an additional $0.01 at the midpoint due to hurricane-related recoveries recognized during the second quarter. Previously on June 26, 2013, the Company had raised its FFO, FFO as Adjusted, and AFFO per share guidance at the mid-point by $0.02 each, primarily due to better-than-expected same-store and non-same-store operating trends. Below are the full-year guidance ranges.

  • FFO per share: $1.40 to $1.44
  • FFO as Adjusted per share: $1.36 to $1.40
  • AFFO per share: $1.20 to $1.24

Below are the full-year same-store growth assumptions, which were previously increased on June 26, 2013.

  • Revenue: 4.50% to 5.00%
  • Expense: 2.75% to 3.25%
  • Net operating income: 5.25% to 6.00%
  • Physical occupancy: 95.5%

Additional assumptions for the Company's third quarter and full-year 2013 guidance can be found on Attachment 15 of the Company's second quarter supplemental package.

Supplemental Information

The Company offers Supplemental Financial Information that provides details on the financial position and operating results of the Company which is available on the Company's website at www.udr.com.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

UDR will host a webcast and conference call at 1:00 p.m. EDT on July 30, 2013 to discuss second quarter results. A webcast will be available on UDR's website at www.udr.com. To listen to a live broadcast, access the site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

To participate in the teleconference dial 800-762-8779 for domestic and 480-629-9771 for international and provide the following conference ID number: 4628403.

A replay of the conference call will be available through August 30, 2013, by dialing 800-406-7325 for domestic and 303-590-3030 for international and entering the confirmation number, 4628403, when prompted for the pass code.

A replay of the call will be available for 30 days on UDR's website at www.udr.com.

Full Text of the Earnings Report and Supplemental Data

Internet -- The full text of the earnings report and Supplemental Financial Information will be available on the Company's website at www.udr.com.

Mail -- For those without Internet access, the second quarter 2013 earnings report and Supplemental Financial Information will be available by mail or fax, on request. To receive a copy, please call UDR Investor Relations at 720-348-7762.

 
Attachment 16(A)
 
UDR, Inc.
Definitions and Reconciliations
June 30, 2013
(Unaudited)
 
Funds From Operations ("FFO"): The Company defines FFO as net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding impairment write-downs of depreciable real estate or of investments in non-consolidated investees that are driven by measurable decreases in the fair value of depreciable real estate held by the investee, gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable property, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. This definition conforms with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust's definition issued in April 2002. In the computation of diluted FFO, OP units, unvested restricted stock, stock options, and the shares of Series E Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock are dilutive; therefore, they are included in the diluted share count.
 
Activities of our taxable REIT subsidiary (TRS), RE3, include development and land entitlement. From time to time, we develop and subsequently sell a TRS property which results in a short-term use of funds that produces a profit that differs from the traditional long-term investment in real estate for REITs. We believe that the inclusion of these TRS gains in FFO is consistent with the standards established by NAREIT as the sort-term investment is incidental to our main business. TRS gains on sales, net of taxes, are defined as net sales proceeds less a tax provision and the gross investment basis of the asset before accumulated depreciation.
 
Management considers FFO a useful metric for investors as the Company uses FFO in evaluating property acquisitions and its operating performance and believes that FFO should be considered along with, but not as an alternative to, net income and cash flow as a measure of the Company's activities in accordance with GAAP. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and is not necessarily indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs. A reconciliation from net income attributable to UDR, Inc. to FFO is provided on Attachment 2.
 
Funds From Operations as Adjusted: The Company defines FFO as Adjusted as FFO excluding the impact of acquisition-related costs and other comparable items including, but not limited to, prepayment costs/benefits associated with early debt retirement, gains on sales of marketable securities and TRS property, deferred tax valuation allowance increases and decreases, storm-related expenses, severance costs and legal costs.
 
Management believes that FFO as Adjusted is useful supplemental information regarding our operating performance as it provides a consistent comparison of our operating performance across time periods and allows investors to more easily compare our operating results with other REITs. FFO as Adjusted is not intended to represent cash flow or liquidity for the period, and is only intended to provide an additional measure of our operating performance. The Company believes that net income attributable to UDR, Inc. is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to FFO as Adjusted. However, other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating FFO as Adjusted or similar FFO measure and, accordingly, our FFO as Adjusted may not always be comparable to FFO as Adjusted or similar FFO measure calculated by other REITs. FFO as Adjusted should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as in indication of financial performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our liquidity. A reconciliation from net income attributable to UDR, Inc. to FFO as Adjusted is provided on Attachment 2.
 
Adjusted Funds From Operations ("AFFO"): The Company defines AFFO as FFO as Adjusted less recurring capital expenditures that are necessary to help preserve the value of and maintain functionality at our communities.
 
Management considers AFFO a useful supplemental performance metric for investors as it is more indicative of the Company's operational performance than FFO or FFO as Adjusted. AFFO is not intended to represent cash flow or liquidity for the period, and is only intended to provide an additional measure of our operating performance. The Company believes that net income attributable to UDR, Inc. is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to AFFO. Management believes that AFFO is a widely recognized measure of the operations of REITs, and presenting AFFO will enable investors to assess our performance in comparison to other REITs. However, other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating AFFO and, accordingly, our AFFO may not always be comparable to AFFO calculated by other REITs. AFFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of financial performance, or as alternative to cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to make distributions. A reconciliation from net income attributable to UDR, Inc. to AFFO is provided on Attachment 2.
 
Net Debt to EBITDA: The Company defines net debt to EBITDA as total debt net of cash and cash equivalents divided by EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as net income, excluding the impact of interest expense, real estate depreciation and amortization of wholly owned and other joint venture communities, other depreciation and amortization, noncontrolling interests, net gain on the sale of depreciable property, and RE3 income tax.
 
Management considers net debt to EBITDA a useful metric for investors as it provides ratings agencies, investors and lending partners with a widely-used measure of the Company's ability to service its debt obligations as well as compare leverage against that of its peer REITs. A reconciliation between net income and EBITDA is provided on Attachment 4(C) of the Company's quarterly supplemental disclosure.
 
Net Operating Income ("NOI"): The Company defines NOI as rental income less direct property rental expenses. Rental income represents gross market rent less adjustments for concessions, vacancy loss and bad debt. Rental expenses include real estate taxes, insurance, personnel, utilities, repairs and maintenance, administrative and marketing. Excluded from NOI is property management expense which is calculated as 2.75% of property revenue to cover the regional supervision and accounting costs related to consolidated property operations, and land rent.
 
Management considers NOI a useful metric for investors as it is a more meaningful representation of a community's continuing operating performance than net income as it is prior to corporate-level expense allocations, general and administrative costs, capital structure and depreciation and amortization and is a widely used input, along with capitalization rates, in the determination of real estate valuations. A reconciliation from net income attributable to UDR, Inc. to NOI is provided below.
  
In thousands2Q 20131Q 20132Q 2012YTD 2013YTD 2012
Net income/(loss) attributable to UDR, Inc.$5,192$(268)$150,352$4,924$233,508
Property management5,1875,0684,88010,2559,617
Other operating expenses1,8071,6431,4343,4502,817
Real estate depreciation and amortization85,13183,44284,474168,573172,381
Interest expense30,80330,98141,54261,78476,287
Hurricane-related (recoveries)/charges, net(2,772)(3,021)-(5,793)-
General and administrative9,8669,47613,73819,34223,117
Tax benefit, net (includes valuation adjustment)(2,683)(1,973)(2,818)(4,656)(25,694)
Income/(loss) from unconsolidated entities(515)2,802 Read Full Story

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