Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. (NYS: TCI) , a Dallas-based real estate investment company, today reported results of operations for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Company reported net loss applicable to common shares of $6.4 million or $0.76 per share, as compared to a net loss applicable to common shares of $21.3 million or $2.54 per share for the same period ended 2011.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, the Company's net income applicable to common shares increased by $38.0 million, as compared to the prior year. The current year net loss applicable to common shares of $9.4 million or $1.12 per share includes gain on land sales of $6.9 million, $4.7 million of provisions on the impairment of notes receivable and real estate assets, and net income from discontinued operations of $2.5 million. The prior year net loss applicable to common shares of $47.4 million or $5.67 per share includes gain on land sales of $17.0 million, $37.0 million of provisions on the impairment of notes receivable and real estate assets, and net income from discontinued operations, of $4.1 million.


The Company has an unwavering commitment to fortify our portfolio and streamline our operational activity; while at the same time maintaining our commitment to creating value. We are pleased that we are seeing improvements in our operations from these endeavors and will continue to adapt to market challenges with an eye on both near term economic challenges and long-term prospects as the real estate market improves.

Our apartment portfolio continues to thrive in the current economic conditions with occupancies averaging over 95%. We continue to work aggressively to attract new tenants and strive for continuous improvement of our properties in order to maintain our existing tenants.

Rental and other property revenues were $116.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. This represents an increase of $9.7 million, as compared to the prior year revenues of $106.3 million. This change, by segment, is an increase in the apartment portfolio of $7.4 million, an increase in the commercial portfolio of $2.6 million offset by a decrease in the land and other portfolios of $0.3 million. Within the apartment portfolio, there was an increase of $6.1 million in the developed properties in the lease-up phase and an increase of $1.3 million in the same property portfolio. Our existing commercial portfolio increased by $2.6 million in the same store properties. This increase is due to a lease termination fee from a settlement agreement with a commercial tenant.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $21.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. This represents an increase of $2.6 million, as compared to the prior year expense of $19.0 million. This change, by segment, is an increase in the apartment portfolio of $1.0 million and an increase in the commercial portfolio of $1.6 million. Within the commercial portfolio, there was an increase of $1.6 million for the same store properties. The developed properties in the apartment portfolio increased by $1.0 million as the buildings became substantially complete and depreciation began.

General and administrative expenses were $5.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. This represents a decrease of $4.0 million as compared to the prior year expenses of $9.4 million. This change is primarily due to losses recorded in the prior period from investment write offs due to potential deals not realized along with a decrease in professional services by $1.1 million, a decrease in franchise taxes by $0.9 million and a decrease in costs reimbursements to our advisor by $0.7 million.

The provision for impairment of notes receivable, investment in real estate partnerships, and real estate assets was $4.7 million for the period ended December 31, 2012. This was a decrease of $32.3 million as compared to the prior year expense of $37.0 million. In the current year, impairment was recorded as an additional loss in the commercial and land portfolios. In our commercial portfolio, an impairment reserve of $2.4 million was taken in response to a deficiency agreement with the existing lender. In the prior period, impairment was recorded as an additional loss in the investment portfolio of $5.2 million in the apartment properties we currently hold, $2.0 million in commercial properties we currently hold, $2.4 million in land parcels we currently hold, $27.0 million in land that was sold subsequent to the prior period and $0.4 million in impairment on our investments in joint ventures.

Other income was $6.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. This represents an increase of $4.0 million as compared to the prior year income of $2.5 million. The increase relates to the development agreement between UHF and TCI for consulting services related to the development of apartment projects, offset by miscellaneous revenue received by TCI in the prior year.

Interest income was $11.7 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. This represents an increase of $6.0 million, as compared to the prior year income of $5.7 million. The increase is due to the cash received on the cash flow notes from UHF. The residential apartments have generated more surplus cash in the current period, than in the prior period, resulting in a larger recognition of previously unrecognized interest income. Prior to January 1, 2012, accrued interest was recognized to the extent cash was received and to the extent the cash received exceeds the interest owed for the current period, prior unrecognized interest is earned.

Mortgage and loan interest expense was $55.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. This represents an increase of $3.2 million, as compared to the prior year expense of $51.9 million. This change, by segment, is an increase in the apartment portfolio of $6.6 million, offset by a decrease in the commercial portfolio of $2.2 million, and a decrease in the land portfolio of $1.2 million. Within the apartment portfolio, the same apartment portfolio increased $4.1 million due to the write off of the previous loan's deferred financing charges and prepayment penalties that were paid as part of the closing costs associated with the refinancing of eleven apartment loans in the current period. The developed properties increased by $2.5 million in the current period. Once apartment building is substantially completed, the interest expense is no longer capitalized. Within the commercial portfolio, the same properties decreased $2.2 million. This decrease is related to a commercial loan that was in default status in 2011 and was accruing interest at the default interest rate. The default rate is not longer applicable in the current period. The decrease in the land portfolio was due to land sales.

Gain on land sales decreased in the current year by $10.1 million. The Company sold 639.87 acres of land in 17 separate transactions for a recorded gain of $6.9 million. In the prior year, we sold 3,809.49 acres of land in 34 separate transactions for a recorded gain of $17.0 million.

Included in discontinued operations are a total of five and 18 properties for 2012 and 2011, respectively, and one held for sale as of 2012. Properties sold in 2012 have been reclassified to discontinued operations for current and prior year reporting periods. The gain on sale of income-producing properties is also included in discontinued operations for those years.

About Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc.

Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc., a Dallas-based real estate investment company, holds a diverse portfolio of equity real estate located across the U.S., including office buildings, apartments, shopping centers and developed and undeveloped land. The Company invests in real estate through direct equity ownership and partnerships nationwide. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.transconrealty-invest.com.

TRANSCONTINENTAL REALTY INVESTORS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the Years Ended December 31,

2012

2011

2010

(dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Revenues:

Rental and other property revenues (including $587 and $223 and $564 for the year ended 2012 and 2011 and 2010 respectively from affiliates and related parties)

$

116,051

$

106,340

$

102,683

Expenses:

Property operating expenses (including $1,099 and $1,130 and $1,359 for year ended 2012 and 2011 and 2010 respectively from affiliates and related parties)

57,242

56,928

55,636

Depreciation and amortization

21,557

19,003

20,559

General and administrative (including $2,427 and $2,908 and $3,065 for the year ended 2012 and 2011 and 2010 respectively from affiliates and related parties)

5,426

9,433

8,327

Provision on impairment of notes receivable and real estate assets

4,730

37,002

22,579

Advisory fee to affiliate

8,915

9,958

11,919

Total operating expenses

97,870

132,324

119,020

Operating income (loss)

18,181

(25,984

)

(16,337

)

Other income (expense):

Interest income (including $11,677 and $5,275 and $4,406 for the year ended 2012 and 2011 and 2010 respectively from affiliates and related parties)

11,725

5,720

5,187

Other income (including $6,000 and $0 and $0 for the year ended 2012 and 2011 and 2010 respectively from affiliates and related parties)

6,491

2,480

8,376

Mortgage and loan interest (including $3,153 and $1,696 and $3,345 for the year ended 2012 and 2011 and 2010 respectively from affiliates and related parties)

(55,132

)

(51,886

)

(54,211

)

Loss on the sale of investments

(118

)

(514

)

-

Earnings from unconsolidated subsidiaries and investees

(66

)

242

(958

)

Total other expenses

(37,100

)

(43,958

)

(41,606

)

Loss before gain on land sales, non-controlling interest, and tax

(18,919

)

(69,942

)

(57,943

)

Gain (loss) on land sales

6,935

17,011

(15,155

)

Loss from continuing operations before tax

(11,984

)

(52,931

)

(73,098

)

Income tax benefit

1,358

2,215

2,131

Net loss from continuing operations

(10,626

)

(50,716

)

(70,967

)

Discontinued operations:

Loss from discontinued operations

(1,337

)

(11,972

)

(4,829

)

Gain on sale of real estate from discontinued operations

5,217

18,300

10,781

Income tax expense from discontinued operations

(1,358

)

(2,215

)

(2,083

)

Net income from discontinued operations

2,522

4,113

3,869

Net loss

(8,104

)

(46,603

)

(67,098

)

Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest

(220

)

282

(98

)

Net loss attributable to Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc.

(8,324

)

(46,321

)

(67,196

)

Preferred dividend requirement

(1,112

)

(1,110

)

(1,073

)

Net loss applicable to common shares

$

(9,436

)

$

(47,431

)

$

(68,269

)

Earnings per share - basic

Loss from continuing operations

$

(1.42

)

$

(6.16

)

$

(8.89

)

Income from discontinued operations

0.30

0.49

0.48

Net loss applicable to common shares

$

(1.12

)

$

(5.67

)

$

(8.41

)

Earnings per share - diluted

Loss from continuing operations

$

(1.42

)

$

(6.16

)

$

(8.89

)

Income from discontinued operations

0.30

0.49

0.48

Net loss applicable to common shares

$

(1.12

)

$

(5.67

)

$

(8.41

)

Weighted average common share used in computing earnings per share

8,413,469

8,370,729

8,113,575

Weighted average common share used in computing diluted earnings per share

8,413,469

8,370,729

8,113,575

Amounts attributable to Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc.

Loss from continuing operations

$

(10,833

)

$

(50,373

)

$

(71,065

)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

2,509

4,052

3,869

Net loss

$

(8,324

)

$

(46,321

)

$

(67,196

)

TRANSCONTINENTAL REALTY INVESTORS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

December 31,

December 31,

2012

2011

(dollars in thousands, except share and par value amounts)

Assets

Real estate, at cost

$

978,781

$

1,069,699

Real estate held for sale at cost, net of depreciation ($4,658 in 2012 and $1,752 in 2011)

18,077

15,015

Real estate subject to sales contracts at cost, net of depreciation ($16,412 in 2012 and $7,213 in 2011)

45,706

52,555

Less accumulated depreciation

(145,614

)

(148,930

)

Total real estate

896,950

988,339

Notes and interest receivable

Performing (including $58,007 in 2012 and $78,852 in 2011 from affiliates and related parties)

60,637

79,161

Non-Performing

723

2,152

Less allowance for estimated losses (including $2,097 in 2012 and $2,097 in 2011 from affiliates and related parties)

(2,262

)

(3,942

)

Total notes and interest receivable

59,098

77,371

Cash and cash equivalents

16,620

19,991

Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries and investees

5,439

6,362

Other assets

67,237

68,261

Total assets

$

1,045,344

$

1,160,324

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Liabilities:

Notes and interest payable

$

730,931

$

829,617

Notes related to assets held for sale

18,915

13,830

Notes related to subject to sales contracts

55,976

38,376

Stock secured notes payable

2,221

2,482

Payable to related party

10,057

17,465

Deferred revenue (from sales to related parties)

53,096

65,607

Accounts payable and other liabilities (including $4,282 in 2012 and $1,746 in 2011 from affiliates and related parties)

41,019

51,663

912,215

1,019,040

Shareholders' equity:

Preferred Stock, Series C: $.01 par value, authorized 10,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 30,000 shares in 2012 and 2011 respectively (liquidation preference $100 per share). Series D: $.01 par value, authorized, issued and outstanding 100,000 shares in 2012 and 2011 respectively

1

1

Common Stock, $.01 par value, authorized 10,000,000 shares; issued 8,413,669 in 2012 and 2011 respectively and outstanding 8,413,469 in 2012 and 2011 respectively

84

84

Treasury stock at cost; 200 shares in 2012 and 2011

(2

)

(2

)

Paid-in capital

272,774

273,886

Retained earnings

(156,559

)

(148,235

)

Total Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. shareholders' equity

116,298

125,734

Non-controlling interest

16,831

15,550