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Healthcare Realty Trust Reports Results for the First Quarter

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The Company reported net income of $4.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Normalized FFO for the three months ended March 31, 2020 totaled $54.5 million, or $0.41 per diluted common share.

The Company has provided a separate disclosure regarding its COVID-19 business update which can be found on the Company's website, www.healthcarerealty.com/investor-relations/.

Salient highlights for the first quarter include:

  • Normalized FFO per share increased 4.4% over first quarter of 2019.

  • For the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2020, same store cash NOI grew 2.4%.

    • Revenues increased 2.7% and revenue per average occupied square foot increased 2.8%.

    • Average occupancy was stable at 89.2%.

  • Predictive growth measures in the same store multi-tenant portfolio include:

    • Average in-place rent increases of 2.89%

    • Future annual contractual increases of 3.11% for leases commencing in the quarter

    • Weighted average cash leasing spreads of 4.4% on 289,000 square feet renewed:  

      • 12% (<0% spread)

      • 6% (0-3%)

      • 51% (3-4%)

      • 31% (>4%) 

    • Tenant retention of 84.0%

  • Portfolio leasing activity in the first quarter totaled 459,000 square feet related to 141 leases:

    • 343,000 square feet of renewals

    • 116,000 square feet of new and expansion leases

  • During the first quarter, the Company acquired seven medical office buildings for $102.0 million totaling 339,000 square feet. Each of these acquisitions expands an existing relationship or market presence and was acquired on or before March 13, 2020. Acquisitions included:

    • In Los Angeles, an 87,000 square foot building adjacent to AA- rated MemorialCare Health's Saddleback Medical Center for $42.0 million.

    • In Atlanta, a 65,000 square foot building adjacent to A rated Wellstar Health System's Kennestone Hospital for $12.0 million.

    • In Raleigh, a 16,000 square foot building adjacent to A2 rated WakeMed's North Hospital for $6.3 million.

    • In Colorado Springs, a 34,000 square foot off campus building near BBB+ rated CommonSpirit Health's St. Francis Medical Center for $8.2 million.

    • In Denver, three buildings totaling 137,000 square feet adjacent to AA rated UCHealth's Highlands Ranch Hospital for $33.5 million. 

  • In February, the first lease commenced at the Company's 151,000 square foot development on the campus of AA+ rated UW Medicine's Valley Medical Center in Seattle. The medical office building is currently 60% leased.

  • On March 18, 2020, the Company issued $300 million of Senior Notes due March 2030 with a coupon rate of 2.40%.

  • Net debt to adjusted EBITDA was 5.3 times at the end of the quarter.

  • A dividend of $0.30 per share was declared for the first quarter. Dividends paid totaled $40.4 million, which equaled 74.2% of normalized FFO and 88.7% of FAD.

Healthcare Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that integrates owning, managing, financing and developing income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services throughout the United States. As of March 31, 2020, the Company owned 212 real estate properties in 25 states totaling 15.8 million square feet and was valued at approximately $5.3 billion. The Company provided leasing and property management services to 12.0 million square feet nationwide.

Additional information regarding the Company, including this quarter's operations, can be found at www.healthcarerealty.com. Please contact the Company at 615.269.8175 to request a printed copy of this information.

In addition to the historical information contained within, the matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks are discussed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Healthcare Realty Trust, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 under the heading "Risk Factors," and as updated in its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed thereafter. Forward-looking statements represent the Company's judgment as of the date of this release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial measures in this release is included herein.

Consolidated Balance Sheets 1
DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA


ASSETS   
 MARCH 31, 2020
  DECEMBER 31, 2019
 
Real estate properties   
Land$319,882  $289,751 
Buildings, improvements and lease intangibles4,126,046  3,986,326 
Personal property10,783  10,538 
Construction in progress  48,731 
Land held for development24,647  24,647 
Total real estate properties4,481,358  4,359,993 
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization(1,164,462) (1,121,102)
Total real estate properties, net3,316,896  3,238,891 
Cash and cash equivalents103,370  657 
Assets held for sale, net20  37 
Operating lease right-of-use assets125,040  126,177 
Financing lease right-of-use assets12,615  12,667 
Other assets, net189,708  185,426 
Total assets$3,747,649  $3,563,855 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   
 MARCH 31, 2020 DECEMBER 31, 2019
Liabilities   
Notes and bonds payable$1,644,454  $1,414,069 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities64,574  78,517 
Liabilities of properties held for sale74  145 
Operating lease liabilities91,093  91,574 
Financing lease liabilities17,953  18,037 
Other liabilities70,073  61,504 
Total liabilities1,888,221  1,663,846 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders' equity   
Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 50,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   
Common stock, $.01 par value; 300,000 shares authorized; 134,932 and 134,706 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively1,349  1,347 
Additional paid-in capital3,494,123  3,485,003 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(19,777) (6,175)
Cumulative net income attributable to common stockholders1,131,619  1,127,304 
Cumulative dividends(2,747,886) (2,707,470)
Total stockholders' equity1,859,428  1,900,009 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$3,747,649  $3,563,855 
  1. The Consolidated Balance Sheets do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements.
 
Consolidated Statements of Income 1
DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA


   
 THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31,
 2020
  2019
 
Revenues  
Rental income 2$122,644 $110,696 
Other operating2,163  1,961 
 124,807  112,657 
Expenses  
Property operating49,552  42,725 
General and administrative8,766  8,510 
Acquisition and pursuit costs750  305 
Depreciation and amortization47,497  42,662 
 106,565  94,202 
Other income (expense)  
Gain (loss) on sales of real estate assets(49) 15 
Interest expense(13,960) (13,588)
Interest and other income (expense), net82  9 
 (13,927) (13,564)
Net Income$4,315 $4,891 
   
Basic earnings per common share - Net income$0.03 $0.04 
Diluted earnings per common share - Net income$0.03 $0.04 
   
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic133,036  124,130 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted133,150  124,232 
  1. The Consolidated Statements of Income do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements.

  2. Beginning in the first quarter of 2019 with the adoption of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 842, bad debts, net of recoveries associated with lease revenue was recorded within rental income. 
 
Reconciliation of FFO, Normalized FFO and FAD
DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA - UNAUDITED


   
 THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31,
 2020
 2019
 
Net income$4,315 $4,891 
(Gain) loss on sales of real estate assets49 (15)
Impairment of real estate asset  
Real estate depreciation and amortization48,611 43,383 
Funds from operations (FFO)$52,975 $48,259 
Acquisition and pursuit costs 1750 305 
Lease intangible amortization 2745 84 
Normalized FFO$54,470 $48,648 
Non-real estate depreciation and amortization823 763 
Non-cash interest expense amortization 4746 702 
Provision for bad debt, net(83)(75)
Straight-line rent income, net(660)(270)
Stock-based compensation2,599 2,639 
Normalized FFO adjusted for non-cash items57,895 52,407 
2nd generation TI(6,040)(4,326)
Leasing commissions paid(2,824)(1,347)
Capital additions(3,470)(3,462)
Funds available for distribution (FAD)$45,561 $43,272 
FFO per common share - diluted$0.40 $0.39 
Normalized FFO per common share - diluted$0.41 $0.39 
FFO weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted 5133,980 124,928 
  1. Acquisition and pursuit costs include third party and travel costs related to the pursuit of acquisitions and developments.
  2. The Company adopted the 2018 NAREIT FFO White Paper Restatement during the first quarter of 2019.  This amended definition specifically includes the impact of acquisition related market lease intangible amortization in the calculation of NAREIT FFO.  The Company historically included this amortization in the real estate depreciation and amortization line item which is added back in the calculation of NAREIT FFO.   Prior periods were not restated for the adoption.
  3. Includes the amortization of deferred financing costs and discounts and premiums.
  4. Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2020 includes the dilutive effect of nonvested share-based awards outstanding of 830,024 shares.
 
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA - UNAUDITED

Management considers funds from operations ("FFO"), FFO per share, normalized FFO, normalized FFO per share, funds available for distribution ("FAD") to be useful non-GAAP measures of the Company's operating performance. A non-GAAP financial measure is generally defined as one that purports to measure historical financial performance, financial position or cash flows, but excludes or includes amounts that would not be so adjusted in the most comparable measure determined in accordance with GAAP. Set forth below are descriptions of the non-GAAP financial measures management considers relevant to the Company's business and useful to investors.

The non-GAAP financial measures presented herein are not necessarily identical to those presented by other real estate companies due to the fact that not all real estate companies use the same definitions. These measures should not be considered as alternatives to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP), as indicators of the Company's financial performance, or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as measures of the Company's liquidity, nor are these measures necessarily indicative of sufficient cash flow to fund all of the Company's needs.

FFO and FFO per share are operating performance measures adopted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. (“NAREIT”). NAREIT defines FFO as “net income (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding depreciation and amortization related to real estate, gains and losses from the sale of certain real estate assets, gains and losses from change in control, and impairment write-downs of certain real assets and investments in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in the value of depreciable real estate held by the entity.” The Company defines Normalized FFO as FFO excluding acquisition-related expenses, lease intangible amortization and other normalizing items that are unusual and infrequent in nature.  FAD is presented by adding to Normalized FFO non-real estate depreciation and amortization, deferred financing fees amortization, share-based compensation expense and provision for bad debts, net; and subtracting maintenance capital expenditures, including second generation tenant improvements and leasing commissions paid and straight-line rent income, net of expense. The Company's definition of these terms may not be comparable to that of other real estate companies as they may have different methodologies for computing these amounts. FFO, Normalized FFO and FAD do not represent cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs. FFO, Normalized FFO and FAD should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow as a measure of liquidity.  FFO, Normalized FFO and FAD should be reviewed in connection with GAAP financial measures.

Management believes FFO, FFO per share, Normalized FFO, Normalized FFO per share, and FAD provide an understanding of the operating performance of the Company’s properties without giving effect to certain significant non-cash items, including depreciation and amortization expense. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with GAAP assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. However, real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions. The Company believes that by excluding the effect of depreciation, amortization, gains or losses from sales of real estate, and other normalizing items that are unusual and infrequent, FFO, FFO per share, Normalized FFO, Normalized FFO per share  and FAD can facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods. The Company reports these measures because they have been observed by management to be the predominant measures used by the REIT industry and by industry analysts to evaluate REITs and because these measures are consistently reported, discussed, and compared by research analysts in their notes and publications about REITs.

Cash NOI and Same Store Cash NOI are key performance indicators. Management considers these to be supplemental measures that allow investors, analysts and Company management to measure unlevered property-level operating results. The Company defines Cash NOI as rental income and property lease guaranty income less property operating expenses. Cash NOI excludes non-cash items such as above and below market lease intangibles, straight-line rent, lease inducements, lease terminations, tenant improvement amortization and leasing commission amortization. Cash NOI is historical and not necessarily indicative of future results.

Same Store Cash NOI compares Cash NOI for stabilized properties. Stabilized properties are properties that have been included in operations for the duration of the year-over-year comparison period presented and include redevelopment projects. Accordingly, stabilized properties exclude properties that were recently acquired or disposed of, properties classified as held for sale, reposition properties and newly developed properties. The Company utilizes the reposition classification for properties experiencing a shift in strategic direction. Such a shift can occur for a variety of reasons, including a substantial change in the use of the asset, a change in strategy or closure of a neighboring hospital, or significant property damage. Such properties may require enhanced management, leasing, capital needs or a disposition strategy that differs from the rest of the portfolio. To identify properties exhibiting these reposition characteristics, the Company applies the following Company-defined criteria:

  • Properties having less than 60% occupancy that is expected to last at least two quarters;
  • Properties that experience a loss of occupancy over 30% in a single quarter; or
  • Properties with negative net operating income that is expected to last at least two quarters.

Any recently acquired property will be included in the same store pool once the Company has owned the property for eight full quarters. Newly developed properties will be included in the same store pool eight full quarters after substantial completion. Any additional square footage created by redevelopment projects at a same store property is included in the same store pool immediately upon completion. Any property included in the reposition property group will be included in the same store analysis once occupancy has increased to 60% or greater with positive net operating income and has remained at that level for eight full quarters.

Carla Baca
Associate Vice President, Investor Relations
P: 615.269.8175

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