Ventas Reports Six Percent Increase in 2nd Quarter 2013 Normalized FFO to $1.01 Per Diluted Share

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Ventas Reports Six Percent Increase in 2ndQuarter 2013 Normalized FFO to $1.01 Per Diluted Share

Company Raises Full Year 2013 Normalized FFO Per Diluted Share Guidance to $4.06 to $4.10

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ventas, Inc. (NYS: VTR) ("Ventas" or the "Company") said today that normalized Funds From Operations ("FFO") for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 increased seven percent to $298.4 million, from $277.8 million for the comparable 2012 period. Normalized FFO per diluted common share was $1.01 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, a six percent increase from $0.95 for the comparable 2012 period. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the quarter rose by one percent to 295.1 million, compared to 292.6 million in the second quarter of 2012.


"We are pleased to deliver another quarter of excellent results and consistent, superior performance," Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A. Cafaro said. "With market-leading growth from our high-quality seniors housing operating portfolio, our total same-store cash flow growth was three percent, we successfully renewed or transitioned all 89 healthcare assets whose leases expired during the quarter, and we began to deploy the attractive capital we sourced earlier in the year in accretive investments," she added. "We are increasing our full-year outlook, reflecting the strength of our business model and execution."

The growth in second quarter 2013 normalized FFO per diluted common share compared to the second quarter of 2012 is due primarily to the Company's $2.7 billion of investments in 2012; net operating income increases in its high-quality private pay seniors housing communities managed by Atria Senior Living, Inc. ("Atria") and Sunrise Senior Living, LLC ("Sunrise"), its triple-net lease portfolio and its medical office building ("MOB") segment; and lower weighted average interest rates. These benefits were partially offset by higher debt balances; increases in net cash balances during the quarter resulting from capital raises, asset sales and receipt of loan repayments; and an increase in weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Normalized FFO for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 excludes the net benefit (totaling $6.1 million, or $0.02 per diluted share) from an income tax benefit and net gains on debt extinguishment, offset by merger-related expenses and deal costs (including integration costs) and amortization of other intangibles. Normalized FFO for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 excluded the net expense (totaling $41.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share) from merger-related expenses and deal costs (including integration costs), loss on extinguishment of debt, and amortization of other intangibles, offset by an income tax benefit.

Normalized FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2013 increased 11 percent to $599.9 million, from $541.7 million for the comparable 2012 period. Normalized FFO per diluted common share was $2.04 for the six months ended June 30, 2013, a ten percent increase from $1.86 for the comparable 2012 period. Normalized FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2013 excludes the net expense (totaling $0.2 million, or $0.00 per diluted share) from merger-related expenses and deal costs (including integration costs) and amortization of other intangibles, offset by an income tax benefit and gains on debt extinguishment. Normalized FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2012 excluded the net expense (totaling $90.9 million, or $0.31 per diluted share) from merger-related expenses and deal costs (including integration costs), loss on extinguishment of debt, non-cash income tax expense and amortization of other intangibles.

Net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 was $114.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted common share, including discontinued operations of $(18.1) million. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $74.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share, including discontinued operations of $31.3 million. This $40.6 million increase in net income attributable to common stockholders in the second quarter of 2013 over the prior year comparable period is primarily the result of the increases described above for normalized FFO, changes in losses on extinguishment of debt, decreases in merger-related expenses and deal costs (including integration costs) and income tax benefit increases, partially offset by year-over-year changes in discontinued operations.

Net income attributable to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $226.8 million, or $0.77 per diluted common share, including discontinued operations of $(23.9) million. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $164.7 million, or $0.56 per diluted common share, including discontinued operations of $74.6 million. This $62.1 million increase in net income attributable to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2013 over the prior year six-month period is primarily the result of the increases described above for normalized FFO, changes in losses on extinguishment of debt, decreases in merger-related expenses and deal costs (including integration costs) and income tax benefit increases, partially offset by year-over-year changes in discontinued operations and additional depreciation and amortization.

FFO, as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 increased 29 percent to $304.4 million, from $236.0 million in the comparable 2012 period. NAREIT FFO per diluted common share for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 increased 27 percent to $1.03, from $0.81 in the second quarter of 2012.

NAREIT FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2013 increased 33 percent to $599.7 million, from $450.8 million in the comparable 2012 period. NAREIT FFO per diluted common share for the six months ended June 30, 2013 increased 32 percent to $2.04, from $1.55 in the six months ended June 30, 2012.

PRIVATE PAY SENIORS HOUSING OPERATING PORTFOLIO

Second Quarter 2013 Same-Store NOI Grows 6.9 Percent Year over Year and Occupancy Rises 160 Basis Points

At June 30, 2013, the Company's seniors housing operating portfolio included 227 communities, seven of which were acquired in the second quarter of 2013: 132 seniors housing communities managed by Atria and 95 seniors housing communities managed by Sunrise. Second quarter 2013 Net Operating Income ("NOI") after management fees for this portfolio totaled $110.1 million.

For the 196 private pay seniors housing communities owned by the Company for the full second quarters of 2013 and 2012 ("same-store"), average unit occupancy rose 160 basis points to 90.8 percent, NOI after management fees grew 6.9 percent and REVPOR (revenue per occupied room) grew 3.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012.

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS AND OTHER RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Investments and Dispositions

  • Since April 1, 2013, Ventas invested $419 million in private pay seniors housing communities, MOBs and other assets. Atria became the operator of seven of these seniors housing communities at the time of closing. The expected first-year unlevered yield on these investments approximates 6.5 percent. $96 million of these investments occurred following quarter end.
  • Since April 1, 2013, Ventas sold assets (including loans) and received final repayments on outstanding loans and investments totaling $160 million. Over $70 million of this activity occurred following quarter end.
  • The Company has approximately $400 million of additional investments under contract. However, there can be no assurances as to whether or, if so, when these transactions will close.

Liquidity, Capital Raising and Balance Sheet

  • Under its previously established "at-the-market" equity offering program ("ATM"), the Company received aggregate proceeds of approximately $77.4 million from sales of its common stock during the second quarter and none in the third quarter to date.
  • The Company's debt to total capitalization at June 30, 2013 was approximately 29 percent. The Company's net debt to Adjusted Pro Forma EBITDA (as defined herein) at June 30, 2013 was 5.3x.
  • At June 30, 2013, the Company had $260 million of borrowings outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility and $62 million of cash and cash equivalents. Currently, it has $300 million in borrowings outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility and approximately $56 million of cash and cash equivalents.

PORTFOLIO UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The Company owned 1,283 properties for the full second quarters of 2013 and 2012 ("same-store"). Cash NOI growth for the Company's total same-store portfolio was approximately three percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012.
  • As previously announced, Ventas entered into lease renewals, new leases or sale contracts for all 89 licensed healthcare facilities leased by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYS: KND) ("Kindred") whose lease term was up for renewal May 1, 2013. All transactions and operating transitions were completed on or before July 1, 2013.
  • The 143 skilled nursing facilities ("SNFs") and long-term acute care hospitals ("LTACs") currently master leased by the Company to Kindred produced EBITDARM (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, rent and management fees) to actual cash rent coverage of 2.0x for the trailing 12-month period ended March 31, 2013 (the latest date available).
  • Supplemental information regarding the Company can be found on the Company's website under the "Investor Relations" section or at www.ventasreit.com/investor-relations/financial-information/supplemental-information.

VENTAS RAISES 2013 NORMALIZED FFO PER DILUTED SHARE GUIDANCE TO $4.06 TO $4.10

Ventas currently expects its 2013 normalized FFO per diluted share to range between $4.06 and $4.10, improving its previously announced 2013 guidance of between $3.99 and $4.07 per diluted share. The Company has included the impact of approximately $400 million of additional acquisitions in its updated guidance. For the full year, Ventas expects average fully diluted shares outstanding to be approximately 295 million.

The Company continues to expect that 2013 NOI from the Atria- and Sunrise-managed seniors housing communities that were included in its original full-year NOI guidance will be $430 million to $440 million. If achieved, this would represent five to eight percent same-store NOI growth.

Excluding non-cash items from normalized FFO (projected to be $0.12 per diluted share), computed consistent with prior periods, the midpoint of the Company's improved guidance range constitutes approximately ten percent per share growth in 2013. A reconciliation of the Company's guidance, and the non-cash items, to the Company's projected GAAP earnings is included elsewhere in this press release.

The Company's normalized FFO guidance (and related GAAP earnings projections) for all periods assumes, with certain immaterial exceptions, that all of the Company's tenants and borrowers continue to meet all of their obligations to the Company. In addition, the Company's normalized FFO guidance excludes, other than as specifically stated, (a) net gains on the sales of real property assets, including gain on re-measurement of equity method investments, (b) merger-related costs and expenses, including amortization of intangibles and transition and integration expenses, and deal costs and expenses, (c) the impact of any expenses related to asset impairment and valuation allowances, the write-off of unamortized deferred financing fees, or additional costs, expenses, discounts, make-whole payments, penalties or premiums incurred as a result of early retirement or payment of the Company's debt, (d) the non-cash effect of income tax benefits or expenses and derivative transactions that have non-cash mark-to-market impacts on the Company's income statement, and (e) the impact of future unannounced acquisitions or divestitures (including pursuant to tenant options to purchase) and capital transactions.

The Company's guidance is based on a number of other assumptions that are subject to change and many of which are outside the control of the Company. If actual results vary from these assumptions, the Company's expectations may change. There can be no assurances that the Company will achieve these results. The Company may from time to time update its publicly announced guidance, but it is not obligated to do so.

SECOND QUARTER CONFERENCE CALL

Ventas will hold a conference call to discuss this earnings release today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). The dial-in number for the conference call is (857) 244-7319. The participant passcode is "Ventas." The conference call is being webcast live by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at the Company's website at www.ventasreit.com or at www.earnings.com. A replay of the webcast will be available today online, or by calling (617) 801-6888, passcode 58823878, beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be archived for 28 days.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 1,400 assets in 47 states (including the District of Columbia) and two Canadian provinces consists of seniors housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings and other properties. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge can be found at www.ventasreit.com and www.lillibridge.com.

This press release includes 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.All statements regarding the Company's or its tenants', operators', borrowers' or managers' expected future financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, funds from operations, dividends and dividend plans, financing opportunities and plans, capital markets transactions, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, operating metrics, capital expenditures, competitive positions, acquisitions, investment opportunities, dispositions, merger integration, growth opportunities, expected lease income, continued qualification as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), plans and objectives of management for future operations and statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will" and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements.These forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual results may differ from the Company's expectations.The Company does not undertake a duty to update these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made.

The Company's actual future results and trends may differ materially from expectations depending on a variety of factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.These factors include without limitation: (a) the ability and willingness of the Company's tenants, operators, borrowers, managers and other third parties to satisfy their obligations under their respective contractual arrangements with the Company, including, in some cases, their obligations to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company from and against various claims, litigation and liabilities; (b) the ability of the Company's tenants, operators, borrowers and managers to maintain the financial strength and liquidity necessary to satisfy their respective obligations and liabilities to third parties, including without limitation obligations under their existing credit facilities and other indebtedness; (c) the Company's success in implementing its business strategy and the Company's ability to identify, underwrite, finance, consummate and integrate diversifying acquisitions and investments, including investments in different asset types and outside the United States; (d) macroeconomic conditions such as a disruption of or lack of access to the capital markets, changes in the debt rating on U.S. government securities, default or delay in payment by the United States of its obligations, and changes in the federal budget resulting in the reduction or nonpayment of Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement rates; (e) the nature and extent of future competition; (f) the extent of future or pending healthcare reform and regulation, including cost containment measures and changes in reimbursement policies, procedures and rates; (g) increases in the Company's borrowing costs as a result of changes in interest rates and other factors; (h) the ability of the Company's operators and managers, as applicable, to comply with laws, rules and regulations in the operation of the Company's properties, to deliver high-quality services, to attract and retain qualified personnel and to attract residents and patients; (i) changes in general economic conditions or economic conditions in the markets in which the Company may, from time to time, compete, and the effect of those changes on the Company's revenues, earnings and funding sources; (j) the Company's ability to pay down, refinance, restructure or extend its indebtedness as it becomes due; (k) the Company's ability and willingness to maintain its qualification as a REIT in light of economic, market, legal, tax and other considerations; (l) final determination of the Company's taxable net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 and for the year ending December 31, 2013; (m) the ability and willingness of the Company's tenants to renew their leases with the Company upon expiration of the leases, the Company's ability to reposition its properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event the Company exercises its right to replace an existing tenant, and obligations, including indemnification obligations, the Company may incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (n) risks associated with the Company's senior living operating portfolio, such as factors that can cause volatility in the Company's operating income and earnings generated by those properties, including without limitation national and regional economic conditions, costs of food, materials, energy, labor and services, employee benefit costs, insurance costs and professional and general liability claims, and the timely delivery of accurate property-level financial results for those properties; (o) changes in U.S. and Canadian currency exchange rates; (p) year-over-year changes in the Consumer Price Index and the effect of those changes on the rent escalators contained in the Company's leases, including the rent escalators for two of the Company's master lease agreements with Kindred, and the Company's earnings; (q) the Company's ability and the ability of its tenants, operators, borrowers and managers to obtain and maintain adequate property, liability and other insurance from reputable, financially stable providers; (r) the impact of increased operating costs and uninsured professional liability claims on the Company's liquidity, financial condition and results of operations or that of the Company's tenants, operators, borrowers and managers, and the ability of the Company and the Company's tenants, operators, borrowers and managers to accurately estimate the magnitude of those claims; (s) risks associated with the Company's MOB portfolio and operations, including the Company's ability to successfully design, develop and manage MOBs, to accurately estimate its costs in fixed fee-for-service projects and to retain key personnel; (t) the ability of the hospitals on or near whose campuses the Company's MOBs are located and their affiliated health systems to remain competitive and financially viable and to attract physicians and physician groups; (u) the Company's ability to build, maintain and expand its relationships with existing and prospective hospital and health system clients; (v) risks associated with the Company's investments in joint ventures and unconsolidated entities, including its lack of sole decision-making authority and its reliance on its joint venture partners' financial condition; (w) the impact of market or issuer events on the liquidity or value of the Company's investments in marketable securities; (x) merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare industry resulting in a change of control of one or more of the Company's tenants, operators, borrowers or managers or significant changes in the senior management of the Company's tenants, operators, borrowers or managers; and (y) the impact of litigation or any financial, accounting, legal or regulatory issues that may affect the Company or its tenants, operators, borrowers or managers.Many of these factors are beyond the control of the Company and its management.

 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of June 30, 2013, March 31, 2013, December 31, 2012, September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
     
June 30,March 31,December 31,September 30,June 30,
20132013201220122012
 
Assets
Real estate investments:
Land and improvements$1,783,664$1,764,208$1,772,417$1,754,826$1,744,752
Buildings and improvements17,238,84316,977,86016,920,82116,552,53416,181,392
Construction in progress99,94772,71470,66593,992133,890
Acquired lease intangibles990,548 984,023 981,704 965,500 920,116 
20,113,00219,798,80519,745,60719,366,85218,980,150
Accumulated depreciation and amortization(2,977,154)(2,803,068)(2,634,075)(2,447,175)(2,256,197)
Net real estate property17,135,84816,995,73717,111,53216,919,67716,723,953
Secured loans receivable and investments, net470,441490,107635,002215,775213,193
Investments in unconsolidated entities93,155 94,257 95,409 90,992 104,636 
Net real estate investments17,699,44417,580,10117,841,94317,226,44417,041,782
Cash and cash equivalents62,42157,69067,90858,53052,803
Escrow deposits and restricted cash94,49299,225105,91376,908114,883
Deferred financing costs, net50,82154,07942,55125,42625,750
Other assets889,404 915,826 921,685 1,053,591 987,043 
Total assets$18,796,582 $18,706,921 $18,980,000 $18,440,899 $18,222,261 
 
Liabilities and equity
Liabilities:
Senior notes payable and other debt$8,420,073$8,295,908$8,413,646$7,494,774$7,204,727
Accrued interest50,86058,08647,56556,32647,842
Accounts payable and other liabilities887,314910,692995,1561,049,0431,059,385
Deferred income taxes247,591 261,122 259,715 265,116 271,066 
Total liabilities9,605,8389,525,8089,716,0828,865,2598,583,020
 
Redeemable OP unitholder and noncontrolling interests184,217194,302174,555113,908116,635
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Equity:
Ventas stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $1.00 par value; 10,000 shares authorized, unissued

Common stock, $0.25 par value; 296,940, 295,823, 295,565, 295,534 and 295,370 shares issued at June 30, 2013, March 31, 2013, December 31, 2012, September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012, respectively

74,24873,96973,90473,89673,855
Capital in excess of par value9,996,0959,904,6949,920,9629,941,0309,932,839
Accumulated other comprehensive income19,75221,82823,35423,62621,404
Retained earnings (deficit)(943,384)(861,434)(777,927)(680,888)(609,487)

Treasury stock, 3,698, 3,736, 3,699, 0 and 0 shares at June 30, 2013, March 31, 2013, December 31, 2012, September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012, respectively

(221,129)(223,709)(221,165)  
Total Ventas stockholders' equity8,925,5828,915,3489,019,1289,357,6649,418,611
Noncontrolling interest80,945 71,463 70,235 104,068 103,995 
Total equity9,006,527 8,986,811 9,089,363 9,461,732 9,522,606 
Total liabilities and equity$18,796,582 $18,706,921 $18,980,000 $18,440,899 $18,222,261 
 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
    
For the Three MonthsFor the Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
 
2013201220132012
Revenues:
Rental income:
Triple-net leased$214,239$ Read Full Story

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