WPC
$62.66
W.P. Carey & Co. Llc
$2.75
4.59%
Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM
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Summary

W. P. Carey Withdraws Guidance

W.P. Carey & Co. Llc (WPC) reported 1st Quarter March 2020 earnings of $1.25 per share on revenue of $294.6 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.19 per share on revenue of $320.6 million. Revenue fell 1.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company withdraws its guidance for 2020 funds from operations of $4.86 to $5.01 per share. The current consensus FFO estimate is $4.24 per share for the year ending December 31, 2020.

W P Carey Inc operates as a real estate investment trust. Its services include long-term sale-leaseback & build-to-suit financing for companies. Its properties are industrial, warehouse/distribution, & office or retail facilities.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.25
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$1.19
Reported Revenue
$294.6 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$320.6 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

W. P. Carey Inc. Announces First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

NEW YORK, May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) (W. P. Carey or the Company), a net lease real estate investment trust, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Total Company

  • Net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $66.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share
     
  • AFFO of $216.5 million, or $1.25 per diluted share
     
  • Quarterly cash dividend raised to $1.04 per share, equivalent to an annualized dividend rate of $4.16 per share
     
  • 2020 AFFO guidance withdrawn due to uncertainties related to COVID-19

Business Segments

Real Estate

  • Segment net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $100.9 million
     
  • Segment AFFO of $210.0 million, or $1.21 per diluted share
     
  • Investment volume of $255.8 million
     
  • Active capital investment projects of $192.7 million expected to be completed in 2020, of which $142.9 million remains to be funded
     
  • Gross disposition proceeds of $116.3 million
     
  • Portfolio occupancy of 98.8%
     
  • Weighted-average lease term of 10.7 years

Investment Management

  • Segment net loss attributable to W. P. Carey of $34.8 million
     
  • Segment AFFO of $6.5 million, or $0.04 per diluted share
     
  • CWI 1 and CWI 2 merger closed in April 2020

Balance Sheet and Capitalization

  • Amended and restated existing unsecured credit facility, increasing capacity to $2.1 billion

COVID-19 Update Summary

  • Overall collection rate of 95% for April rent due 
     
  • Well-diversified portfolio with underweight exposure to retail (17% of ABR) and minimal exposure to fitness, movie theaters and restaurants (2% of ABR) at quarter end
     
  • Tenant base almost entirely comprises tenants that generated over $100 million in annual revenue or were government entities at quarter end
     
  • Over $1.7 billion of capacity available on the Company's Senior Unsecured Credit Facility, limited near-term mortgage maturities through the end of 2021 and no unsecured debt maturities until 2023, at quarter end
     
  • The Company was well within its key financial covenants at quarter end

Note: Additional details regarding the Company's update on COVID-19 can be found in the COVID-19 Update section of this press release as well as in a COVID-19 Update presentation furnished as Exhibit 99.3 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2020.

 

MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY

"While our first quarter results were largely unaffected by COVID-19 and our April rent collections were strong, we are cautious about the pandemic's impact on the global economy," said Jason Fox, Chief Executive Officer of W. P. Carey. "Where necessary, we're proactively working with tenants to minimize rent disruptions, targeting value-creating opportunities whenever possible, supported by our cycle-tested asset management capabilities. We believe we're well-positioned for a range of environments ahead, given our balance sheet strength and the diversification within our portfolio."

 

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenues

  • Total Company: Revenues, including reimbursable costs, for the 2020 first quarter totaled $309.0 million, up 3.6% from $298.3 million for the 2019 first quarter.
     
  • Real Estate: Real Estate revenues, including reimbursable costs, for the 2020 first quarter were $294.6 million, up 4.4% from $282.2 million for the 2019 first quarter, due primarily to additional lease revenues from net acquisitions and rent escalations. Lease revenues and operating property revenues reflect the impact of the conversion of certain self-storage operating properties to net leases commencing June 1, 2019.
     
  • Investment Management: Investment Management revenues, including reimbursable costs, for the 2020 first quarter were $14.4 million, down 10.6% from $16.1 million for the 2019 first quarter, due primarily to lower structuring and other advisory revenues.

Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

  • Net income attributable to W. P. Carey for the 2020 first quarter was $66.1 million, down 3.5% from $68.5 million for the 2019 first quarter. The Company recognized a net loss from Investment Management attributable to W. P. Carey during the 2020 first quarter, as compared to net income from Investment Management attributable to W. P. Carey during the 2019 first quarter, due primarily to impairment charges totaling $47.1 million recognized on the Company's equity investments in CWI 1 and CWI 2 during the current year period. Net income from Real Estate attributable to W. P. Carey increased, due primarily to a deferred tax benefit of $37.2 million related to the Company's investment in shares of a cold storage operator recognized during the current year period, the impact of net acquisitions, a higher aggregate gain on sale of real estate and lower interest expense, partly offset by impairment charges recognized during the current year period.

Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO)

  • AFFO for the 2020 first quarter was $1.25 per diluted share, up 3.3% from $1.21 per diluted share for the 2019 first quarter. AFFO from the Company's Real Estate segment (Real Estate AFFO) increased, due primarily to the accretive impact of net acquisitions, rent escalations and lower interest expense, partly offset by the dilutive impact of shares issued through the Company's ATM program in 2019. AFFO from the Company's Investment Management segment declined, due primarily to receiving no distributions under the Company's partnership interests in CWI 1 and CWI 2 during the 2020 first quarter as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on their operations, and lower structuring and other advisory revenues.

Note: Further information concerning AFFO and Real Estate AFFO, which are both non-GAAP supplemental performance metrics, is presented in the accompanying tables and related notes.

Dividend

  • As previously announced, on March 12, 2020 the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.04 per share, equivalent to an annualized dividend rate of $4.16 per share. The dividend was paid on April 15, 2020 to stockholders of record as of March 31, 2020.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Guidance

  • The Company has withdrawn its previous 2020 AFFO guidance due to significant uncertainty and economic disruption related to COVID-19.

Portfolio

  • The Company received substantially all contractual base rent that was due in March and 95% of contractual base rent that was due in April.
     
  • April collection rates by property type were:

 




Industrial


98%




Warehouse


93%




Office


96%




Retail


96%




Fitness, movie theaters
and restaurants


1%




Self Storage (net lease)


100%




Other


97%

 

  • April collection rates by geography were:

 




U.S.






96%




Europe






92%




Other






100%

 

  • The Company has a well-diversified portfolio with underweight exposure to retail properties, which represented 17% of ABR at quarter end, primarily from do-it-yourself stores and grocery, convenience or wholesale stores. Furthermore, the Company has minimal exposure to the most immediately impacted property types, with fitness centers, movie theaters and restaurants, in aggregate, representing 2% of ABR, and lodging (net lease) representing 2% of ABR.
     
  • 97% of ABR at quarter end came from tenants that generate over $100 million in annual revenue or were government entities.
     
  • COVID-19 has created significant uncertainty and economic disruption, both in the near-term and potentially longer-term. The Company is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of its business, including how it will impact its tenants and properties. The Company continues to actively engage in discussions with its tenants regarding the impact of COVID-19 on their business operations, liquidity and financial position.

Note: Given the significant uncertainty regarding the duration and severity of the impact of COVID-19, the Company is unable to predict the impact COVID-19 will have on its tenants' continued ability to pay rent. Therefore, information provided regarding historical rent collections should not serve as an indication of expected future rent collections.

Balance Sheet

  • The Company had $75 million outstanding on its $1.8 billion multi-currency revolving line of credit, at quarter end, which matures in 2025.
     
  • At quarter end, the Company had $111 million of non-recourse (mortgage) debt due in 2020 and $239 million due in 2021.
     
  • The Company's next unsecured debt maturity is in 2023.
     
  • At quarter end, the Company had $143 million remaining to be funded for six capital investment projects currently expected to be completed during 2020.
     
  • The Company was well within the key financial covenants for both its senior unsecured notes and its senior unsecured credit facility, at quarter end.

Note: Additional details regarding the Company's update on COVID-19 can be found in a COVID-19 Update presentation furnished as Exhibit 99.3 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2020.

 

BALANCE SHEET AND CAPITALIZATION

Senior Unsecured Credit Facility

  • As previously announced, on February 20, 2020, the Company amended and restated its senior unsecured credit facility, increasing the capacity under the facility to $2.1 billion. The facility comprises a $1.8 billion multi-currency revolving line of credit, a £150 million term loan and a €97 million delayed draw term loan, in each case maturing in five years.

 

REAL ESTATE

Investments

  • During the 2020 first quarter, the Company completed investments totaling $255.8 million, consisting of three acquisitions for $189.0 million in aggregate and three completed capital investment projects at a total cost of $66.8 million.
     
  • As of March 31, 2020, the Company had nine capital investment projects outstanding for an expected total investment of approximately $319.9 million, of which six projects totaling $192.7 million are currently expected to be completed during 2020.

Dispositions

  • During the 2020 first quarter, the Company disposed of four properties for gross proceeds of $116.3 million, including one of its two hotel operating properties for gross proceeds of $114.5 million.

Composition

  • As of March 31, 2020, the Company's net lease portfolio consisted of 1,215 properties, comprising 141.1 million square feet leased to 352 tenants, with a weighted-average lease term of 10.7 years and an occupancy rate of 98.8%. In addition, the Company owned 19 self-storage operating properties and one hotel operating property, totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet.

 

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Merger of CWI 1 and CWI 2

  • The Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI 1) and Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated (CWI 2) merger was approved by their stockholders on April 8, 2020 and closed on April 13, 2020, with CWI 2 as the surviving entity. In connection with the merger, the Company entered into an internalization agreement and a transition services agreement. Following the close of the merger, CWI 2 was renamed Watermark Lodging Trust, Inc., and the Company received 1,300,000 shares of CWI 2 preferred stock with a liquidation preference of $50.00 per share and 2,840,549 shares in CWI 2 common stock.

 

 

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Supplemental Information

The Company has provided supplemental unaudited financial and operating information regarding the 2020 first quarter and certain prior quarters, including a description of non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures, in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 1, 2020.

 

 

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Live Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Please dial in at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Date/Time: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Call-in Number: 1-877-465-1289 (U.S.) or +1-201-689-8762 (international)

Live Audio Webcast and Replay: www.wpcarey.com/earnings

 

 

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W. P. Carey Inc.

W. P. Carey ranks among the largest net lease REITs with an enterprise value of approximately $16 billion and a diversified portfolio of operationally-critical commercial real estate that includes 1,215 net lease properties covering approximately 141 million square feet as of March 31, 2020. For over four decades, the company has invested in high-quality single-tenant industrial, warehouse, office, retail and self-storage properties subject to long-term net leases with built-in rent escalators. Its portfolio is located primarily in the U.S. and Northern and Western Europe and is well-diversified by tenant, property type, geographic location and tenant industry.

www.wpcarey.com

 

 

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Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain of the matters discussed in this communication constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934, both as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding the intent, belief or expectations of W. P. Carey and can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "should," "would," "assume," "outlook," "seek," "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "forecast" and other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements made by Mr. Fox regarding the impact on our business, tenants and prospects in light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19"). These statements are based on the current expectations of the management of W. P. Carey. It is important to note that W. P. Carey's actual results could be materially different from those projected in such forward-looking statements. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable risks or uncertainties, like the risks related to effects of pandemics and global outbreaks of contagious diseases or the fear of such outbreaks, like the current COVID-19 pandemic and those additional factors discussed in reports filed with the SEC by us under the heading "Risk Factors" could also have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of W. P. Carey. Discussions of some of these other important factors and assumptions are contained in W. P. Carey's filings with the SEC and are available at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, including Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors in W. P. Carey's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in W. P. Carey's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this communication may not occur. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication, unless noted otherwise. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, W. P. Carey does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

 

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W. P. CAREY INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)




March 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

Assets




Investments in real estate:




Land, buildings and improvements (a)

$

10,019,597



$

9,856,191


Net investments in direct financing leases

844,945



896,549


In-place lease intangible assets and other

2,182,896



2,186,851


Above-market rent intangible assets

897,965



909,139


Investments in real estate

13,945,403



13,848,730


Accumulated depreciation and amortization (b)

(2,144,252)



(2,035,995)


Assets held for sale, net (c)



104,010


Net investments in real estate

11,801,151



11,916,745


Equity investments in the Managed Programs and real estate (d)

276,109



324,004


Cash and cash equivalents

220,929



196,028


Due from affiliates

39,051



57,816


Other assets, net

623,181



631,637


Goodwill

929,887



934,688


Total assets

$

13,890,308



$

14,060,918






Liabilities and Equity




Debt:




Senior unsecured notes, net

$

4,323,063



$

4,390,189


Unsecured term loans, net

289,725




Unsecured revolving credit facility

75,483



201,267


Non-recourse mortgages, net

1,433,372



1,462,487


Debt, net

6,121,643



6,053,943


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

479,408



487,405


Below-market rent and other intangible liabilities, net

202,508



210,742


Deferred income taxes

132,041



179,309


Dividends payable

181,632



181,346


Total liabilities

7,117,232



7,112,745






Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued




Common stock, $0.001 par value, 450,000,000 shares authorized; 172,402,516 and 172,278,242 
     shares, respectively, issued and outstanding

172



172


Additional paid-in capital

8,712,244



8,717,535


Distributions in excess of accumulated earnings

(1,688,744)



(1,557,374)


Deferred compensation obligation

42,291



37,263


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(295,018)



(255,667)


Total stockholders' equity

6,770,945



6,941,929


Noncontrolling interests

2,131



6,244


Total equity

6,773,076



6,948,173


Total liabilities and equity

$

13,890,308



$

14,060,918












(a)

Includes $83.1 million of amounts attributable to operating properties as of both March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

(b)

Includes $1.0 billion of accumulated depreciation on buildings and improvements as of both March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and $1.1 billion of accumulated amortization on lease intangibles as of both March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

(c)

At December 31, 2019, we had one hotel operating property classified as Assets held for sale, net, which was sold in January 2020.

(d)

Our equity investments in real estate joint ventures totaled $190.7 million and $194.4 million as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Our equity investments in the Managed Programs totaled $85.4 million and $129.6 million as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

 

W. P. CAREY INC.

Quarterly Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


March 31, 2019

Revenues






Real Estate:






Lease revenues

$

282,110



$

274,795



$

262,939


Lease termination income and other

6,509



12,317



3,270


Operating property revenues

5,967



9,250



15,996



294,586



296,362



282,205


Investment Management:






Asset management revenue

9,889



9,732



9,732


Reimbursable costs from affiliates

4,030



4,072



3,868


Structuring and other advisory revenue

494



1,061



2,518



14,413



14,865



16,118



308,999



311,227



298,323


Operating Expenses






Depreciation and amortization

116,194



111,607



112,379


General and administrative

20,745



17,069



21,285


Impairment charges

19,420



6,758




Reimbursable tenant costs

13,175



12,877



13,171


Property expenses, excluding reimbursable tenant costs

10,075



9,341



9,912


Operating property expenses

5,223



8,000



10,594


Reimbursable costs from affiliates

4,030



4,072



3,868


Stock-based compensation expense

2,661



4,939



4,165


Subadvisor fees (a)

1,277



1,964



2,202


Merger and other expenses

187



(811)



146



192,987



175,816



177,722


Other Income and Expenses






Interest expense

(52,540)



(53,667)



(61,313)


Equity in (losses) earnings of equity method investments in the Managed

   Programs and real estate

(45,790)



8,018



5,491


Gain on sale of real estate, net

11,751



17,501



933


Other gains and (losses) (b)

(4,423)



43,593



955



(91,002)



15,445



(53,934)


Income before income taxes

25,010



150,856



66,667


Benefit from (provision for) income taxes

41,692



(21,064)



2,129


Net Income

66,702



129,792



68,796


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(612)



(420)



(302)


Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

$

66,090



$

129,372



$

68,494








Basic Earnings Per Share

$

0.38



$

0.75



$

0.41


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

0.38



$

0.75



$

0.41


Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding






Basic

173,249,236



173,153,811



167,234,121


Diluted

173,460,053



173,442,101



167,434,740








Dividends Declared Per Share

$

1.040



$

1.038



$

1.032












(a)

Primarily comprised of fees paid to subadvisors for CWI 1 and CWI 2 prior to the close of the CWI 1 and CWI 2 merger on April 13, 2020. Refer to the Managed Programs Fee Summary section in Exhibit 99.2 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2020 for further information.

(b)

Amount for the three months ended March 31, 2020 is primarily comprised of net losses on foreign currency transactions of $(5.9) million, allowance for credit losses of $(5.5) million, realized gains on foreign currency exchange derivatives of $4.7 million, unrealized gains on our equity investment in CESH of $1.4 million and interest earned from bank deposits and on loans to affiliates of $0.5 million.

 

 

W. P. CAREY INC.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO) (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


March 31, 2019

Net income attributable to W. P. Carey

$

66,090



$

129,372



$

68,494


Adjustments:






Depreciation and amortization of real property

114,913



110,354



111,103


Impairment charges

19,420



6,758




Gain on sale of real estate, net

(11,751)



(17,501)



(933)


Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially owned 
     entities (a) (b)

50,477



2,703



4,424


Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests (c)

578



(4)



(30)


Total adjustments

173,637



102,310



114,564


FFO (as defined by NAREIT) Attributable to W. P. Carey (d)

239,727



231,682



183,058


Adjustments:






Tax (benefit) expense – deferred and other (e) (f) (g)

(47,923)



12,874



(4,928)


Above- and below-market rent intangible lease amortization, net

11,780



17,037



15,927


Other (gains) and losses (h)

9,815



(38,196)



4,930


Straight-line and other rent adjustments (i)

(7,092)



(11,184)



(6,258)


Amortization of deferred financing costs

3,089



3,225



2,724


Stock-based compensation

2,661



4,939



4,165


Other amortization and non-cash items

408



546



567


Merger and other expenses

187



(811)



146


Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially owned 
     entities (a) (j)

3,895



1,908



1,461


Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests (c)

(7)



(5)



(25)


Total adjustments

(23,187)



(9,667)



18,709


AFFO Attributable to W. P. Carey (d) (k)

$

216,540



$

222,015



$

201,767








Summary






FFO (as defined by NAREIT) attributable to W. P. Carey (d)

$

239,727



$

231,682



$

183,058


FFO (as defined by NAREIT) attributable to W. P. Carey per diluted share (d)

$

1.38



$

1.34



$

1.09


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey (d)

$

216,540



$

222,015



$

201,767


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey per diluted share (d)

$

1.25



$

1.28



$

1.21


Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

173,460,053



173,442,101



167,434,740


 

 

W. P. CAREY INC.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income from Real Estate to Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO) from Real Estate (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2020


December 31, 2019


March 31, 2019

Net income from Real Estate attributable to W. P. Carey

$

100,914



$

124,333



$

53,408


Adjustments:






Depreciation and amortization of real property

114,913



110,354



111,103


Impairment charges

19,420



6,758




Gain on sale of real estate, net

(11,751)



(17,501)



(933)


Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially 
     owned entities (a)

3,365



2,703



4,424


Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests (c)

578



(4)



(30)


Total adjustments

126,525



102,310



114,564


FFO (as defined by NAREIT) Attributable to W. P. Carey – Real Estate (d)

227,439



226,643



167,972


Adjustments:






Tax (benefit) expense – deferred and other (e)

(37,956)



9,748



490


Above- and below-market rent intangible lease amortization, net

11,780



17,037



15,927


Other (gains) and losses (h)

10,973



(38,546)



3,929


Straight-line and other rent adjustments (i)

(7,092)



(11,184)



(6,258)


Amortization of deferred financing costs

3,089



3,225



2,724


Stock-based compensation

1,970



3,531



2,800


Other amortization and non-cash items

209



348



502


Merger and other expenses

(132)



(811)



146


Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net (loss) income of partially 
     owned entities (a)

(274)



202



115


Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests (c)

(7)



(5)



(25)


Total adjustments

(17,440)



(16,455)



20,350


AFFO Attributable to W. P. Carey – Real Estate (d) (k)

$

209,999



$

210,188



$

188,322








Summary






FFO (as defined by NAREIT) attributable to W. P. Carey – Real Estate (d)

$

227,439



$

226,643



$

167,972


FFO (as defined by NAREIT) attributable to W. P. Carey per diluted share – 
     Real Estate (d)

$

1.31



$

1.31



$

1.00


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey – Real Estate (d)

$

209,999



$

210,188



$

188,322


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey per diluted share – Real Estate (d)

$

1.21



$

1.21



$

1.13


Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

173,460,053



173,442,101



167,434,740












(a) 

Equity income, including amounts that are not typically recognized for FFO and AFFO, is recognized within Equity in earnings of equity method investments in the Managed Programs and real estate on the consolidated statements of income. This represents adjustments to equity income to reflect FFO and AFFO on a pro rata basis.

(b)

Amount for the three months ended March 31, 2020 includes non-cash other-than-temporary impairment charges totaling $47.1 million recognized on our equity investments in CWI 1 and CWI 2.

(c)

Adjustments disclosed elsewhere in this reconciliation are on a consolidated basis. This adjustment reflects our FFO or AFFO on a pro rata basis.

(d)

FFO and AFFO are non-GAAP measures. See below for a description of FFO and AFFO.

(e)

Amount for the three months ended March 31, 2020 includes a non-cash deferred tax benefit of $37.2 million as a result of the release of a deferred tax liability relating to our investment in shares of a cold storage operator, which converted to a REIT during that period and is therefore no longer subject to federal income taxes.

(f)

Amount for the three months ended March 31, 2020 includes a one-time tax benefit of $7.2 million as a result of carrying back certain net operating losses in accordance with the CARES Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020.

(g)

Amount for the three months ended March 31, 2019 includes a current tax benefit, which is excluded from AFFO as it was incurred as a result of the CPA:17 Merger.

(h)

AFFO amount for the three months ended March 31, 2020 is primarily comprised of losses from foreign currency movements of $(5.9) million, allowance for credit losses of $(5.5) million and gain on marketable securities of $1.1 million. Real Estate AFFO amount for the three months ended March 31, 2020 is primarily comprised of losses from foreign currency movements of $(5.9) million and allowance for credit losses of $(5.5) million.

(i)

Amount for the three months ended March 31, 2020 includes straight-line rent write-offs totaling $3.1 million, based on a collectibility analysis. Amount for the three months ended December 31, 2019 includes an adjustment to exclude $6.2 million of non-cash lease termination revenue, which will be collected and reflected within AFFO over the remaining master lease term.

(j) 

For the first quarter of 2020, this adjustment includes dividends received from CWI 1 and CWI 2 in place of our pro rata share of net income from our ownership of shares of CWI 1 and CWI 2.

(k)

Substantially all contractual base rent recognized within AFFO during the three months ended March 31, 2020 has been collected as of May 1, 2020.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Disclosure

Funds from Operations (FFO) and Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO)

Due to certain unique operating characteristics of real estate companies, as discussed below, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. (NAREIT), an industry trade group, has promulgated a non-GAAP measure known as FFO, which we believe to be an appropriate supplemental measure, when used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP, to reflect the operating performance of a REIT. The use of FFO is recommended by the REIT industry as a supplemental non-GAAP measure. FFO is not equivalent to, nor a substitute for, net income or loss as determined under GAAP.

We define FFO, a non-GAAP measure, consistent with the standards established by the White Paper on FFO approved by the Board of Governors of NAREIT, as restated in December 2018. The White Paper defines FFO as net income or loss computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from sales of property, impairment charges on real estate, gains or losses on changes in control of interests in real estate and depreciation and amortization from real estate assets; and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and jointly owned investments. Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and jointly owned investments are calculated to reflect FFO.

We also modify the NAREIT computation of FFO to adjust GAAP net income for certain non-cash charges, such as amortization of real estate-related intangibles, deferred income tax benefits and expenses, straight-line rent and related reserves, other non-cash rent adjustments, allowance for credit losses, stock-based compensation, non-cash environmental accretion expense and amortization of deferred financing costs. Our assessment of our operations is focused on long-term sustainability and not on such non-cash items, which may cause short-term fluctuations in net income but have no impact on cash flows. Additionally, we exclude non-core income and expenses, such as gains or losses from extinguishment of debt and merger and acquisition expenses. We also exclude realized and unrealized gains/losses on foreign currency exchange transactions (other than those realized on the settlement of foreign currency derivatives), which are not considered fundamental attributes of our business plan and do not affect our overall long-term operating performance. We refer to our modified definition of FFO as AFFO. We exclude these items from GAAP net income to arrive at AFFO as they are not the primary drivers in our decision-making process and excluding these items provides investors a view of our portfolio performance over time and makes it more comparable to other REITs that are currently not engaged in acquisitions, mergers and restructuring, which are not part of our normal business operations. AFFO also reflects adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and jointly owned investments. We use AFFO as one measure of our operating performance when we formulate corporate goals, evaluate the effectiveness of our strategies and determine executive compensation.

We believe that AFFO is a useful supplemental measure for investors to consider as we believe it will help them to better assess the sustainability of our operating performance without the potentially distorting impact of these short-term fluctuations. However, there are limits on the usefulness of AFFO to investors. For example, impairment charges and unrealized foreign currency losses that we exclude may become actual realized losses upon the ultimate disposition of the properties in the form of lower cash proceeds or other considerations. We use our FFO and AFFO measures as supplemental financial measures of operating performance. We do not use our FFO and AFFO measures as, nor should they be considered to be, alternatives to net income computed under GAAP, or as alternatives to net cash provided by operating activities computed under GAAP, or as indicators of our ability to fund our cash needs.

Institutional Investors:
Peter Sands
W. P. Carey Inc.
212-492-1110
institutionalir@wpcarey.com

Individual Investors:
W. P. Carey Inc.
212-492-8920
ir@wpcarey.com

Press Contact:
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Ross & Lawrence
212-308-3333
gblawrence@rosslawpr.com

 

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