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Saul Centers, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2022 Earnings'


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BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE: BFS ), an equity real estate investment trust ('REIT'), announced its operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 ('2022 Quarter'). Total revenue for the 2022 Quarter increased to $60.3 million from $60.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 ('2021 Quarter'). Net income increased to $17.0 million for the 2022 Quarter from $16.1 million for the 2021 Quarter primarily due to (a) higher capitalized interest ($0.8 million), primarily due to the Twinbrook Quarter development project, (b) higher base rent at The Waycroft ($0.5 million), (c) lower depreciation and amortization of lease costs ($0.3 million), (d) higher parking income, net of expenses ($0.2 million) and (e) higher base rent, exclusive of The Waycroft ($0.2 million), partially offset by (f) higher general and administrative costs ($0.7 million) and (g) higher credit losses on operating lease receivables and corresponding reserves, net (collectively, $0.4 million). Net income available to common stockholders increased to $10.2 million ($0.43 per diluted share) for the 2022 Quarter from $9.9 million ($0.42 per diluted share) for the 2021 Quarter.

Same property revenue increased $0.3 million (0.5%) and same property operating income increased $0.2 million (0.3%) for the 2022 Quarter compared to the 2021 Quarter. We define same property revenue as total revenue minus the revenue of properties not in operation for the entirety of the comparable reporting periods. We define same property operating income as net income plus (a) interest expense, net and amortization of deferred debt costs, (b) depreciation and amortization of lease costs, (c) general and administrative expenses and (d) change in fair value of derivatives minus (e) gains on sale of property and (f) the results of properties not in operation for the entirety of the comparable periods. Shopping Center same property operating income for the 2022 Quarter totaled $33.9 million, a $0.2 million increase from the 2021 Quarter. Mixed-Use same property operating income totaled $11.6 million, a $0.1 million decrease from the 2021 Quarter. Reconciliations of (a) total revenue to same property revenue and (b) net income to same property operating income are attached to this press release.

As of June 30, 2022, 92.6% of the commercial portfolio was leased, compared to 92.5% at June 30, 2021. On a same property basis, 92.6% of the commercial portfolio was leased as of June 30, 2022, compared to 92.5% at June 30, 2021. As of June 30, 2022, the residential portfolio was 98.1% leased compared to 98.4% at June 30, 2021.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022 ('2022 Period'), total revenue increased to $122.4 million from $118.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 ('2021 Period'). Net income increased to $34.5 million for the 2022 Period from $28.9 million for the 2021 Period. The increase in net income was primarily due to (a) higher capitalized interest ($1.9 million), primarily due to the Twinbrook Quarter development project, (b) higher base rent at The Waycroft ($1.4 million), (c) lower credit losses on operating lease receivables and corresponding reserves, net (collectively, $0.8 million), (d) lower depreciation and amortization of lease costs ($0.7 million), (e) higher base rent, exclusive of The Waycroft ($0.5 million), and (f) higher parking income, net of expenses ($0.4 million), partially offset by (g) higher general and administrative costs ($0.8 million). Net income available to common stockholders increased to $20.8 million ($0.87 per diluted share) for the 2022 Period compared to $17.4 million ($0.74 per diluted share) for the 2021 Period.

Same property revenue increased $3.7 million (3.1%) and same property operating income increased $3.1 million (3.6%) for the 2022 Period, compared to the 2021 Period. Shopping Center same property operating income increased $1.9 million (2.8%) and mixed-use same property operating income increased $1.3 million (5.9%). Shopping Center same property operating income increased primarily due to (a) lower credit losses on operating lease receivables and corresponding reserves, net (collectively, $0.8 million), (b) higher base rent ($0.8 million) and (c) higher percentage rent ($0.3 million). Mixed-use same property operating income increased primarily due to (a) higher base rent ($1.1 million) and (b) higher parking income, net of expenses ($0.4 million), partially offset by (c) lower recovery income, net of expenses ($0.4 million).

Funds from operations ('FFO') available to common stockholders and noncontrolling interests (after deducting preferred stock dividends) was $26.6 million ($0.80 and $0.78 per basic and diluted share, respectively) in the 2022 Quarter compared to $26.0 million ($0.82 and $0.79 per basic and diluted share, respectively) in the 2021 Quarter. FFO is a non-GAAP supplemental earnings measure which the Company considers meaningful in measuring its operating performance. A reconciliation of net income to FFO is attached to this press release. The increase in FFO available to common stockholders and noncontrolling interests was primarily the result of (a) higher capitalized interest ($0.8 million), primarily due to the Twinbrook Quarter development project, (b) higher base rent at The Waycroft ($0.5 million), (c) higher parking income, net of expenses ($0.2 million), and (d) higher base rent, exclusive of The Waycroft ($0.2 million), partially offset by (e) higher general and administrative costs ($0.7 million) and (f) higher credit losses on operating lease receivables and corresponding reserves, net (collectively, $0.4 million).

FFO available to common stockholders and noncontrolling interests (after deducting preferred stock dividends and the impact of preferred stock redemptions) increased to $53.6 million ($1.61 and $1.58 per basic and diluted share, respectively) in the 2022 Period from $48.7 million ($1.54 and $1.50 per basic and diluted share, respectively) in the 2021 Period. FFO available to common stockholders and noncontrolling interests increased primarily due to (a) higher capitalized interest ($1.9 million), primarily due to the Twinbrook Quarter development project, (b) higher base rent at The Waycroft ($1.4 million), (c) lower credit losses on operating lease receivables and corresponding reserves, net (collectively, $0.8 million), (d) higher base rent, exclusive of The Waycroft ($0.5 million), and (e) higher parking income, net of expenses ($0.4 million), partially offset by (f) higher general and administrative costs ($0.8 million).

Significant uncertainty remains around the long-term economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which could have a material and adverse effect on or cause disruption to our business or financial condition, results from operations, cash flows and the market value and trading price of our securities.

As of July 31, 2022, payments by tenants of contractual base rent and operating expense and real estate tax recoveries totaled approximately 99% for the 2022 Quarter. For additional discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Company's business, please see Part 1, Item 2 (Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations) of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

The following table summarizes the Company's consolidated total collections of the 2022 first and second quarter rent billings as of July 31, 2022:

Retail

Office

Residential

Total

2022 First Quarter

99 %

100 %

100 %

99 %

2022 Second Quarter

98 %

100 %

100 %

99 %

Although we are and will continue to be actively engaged in rent collection efforts related to uncollected rent, and we continue to work with certain tenants who have requested rent deferrals, we can provide no assurance that such efforts or our efforts in future periods will be successful. As of June 30, 2022, approximately 78% of the amount of rent deferred, or approximately $7.1 million, has come due. Of the amount that has come due, $6.9 million, or approximately 97%, has been paid.

Saul Centers, Inc. is a self-managed, self-administered equity REIT headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, which currently operates and manages a real estate portfolio of 61 properties which includes (a) 50 community and neighborhood shopping centers and seven mixed-use properties with approximately 9.8 million square feet of leasable area and (b) four land and development properties. Approximately 85% of the Saul Centers' property operating income is generated by properties in the metropolitan Washington, DC/Baltimore area.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain matters discussed within this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. For these statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors described in our Annual Report on (i) Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and (ii) our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and include the following: (i) general adverse economic and local real estate conditions, (ii) the inability of major tenants to continue paying their rent obligations due to bankruptcy, insolvency or a general downturn in their business, (iii) financing risks, such as the inability to obtain equity, debt or other sources of financing or refinancing on favorable terms to the Company, (iv) the Company's ability to raise capital by selling its assets, (v) changes in governmental laws and regulations and management's ability to estimate the impact of such changes, (vi) the level and volatility of interest rates and management's ability to estimate the impact thereof, (vii) the availability of suitable acquisition, disposition, development and redevelopment opportunities, and risks related to acquisitions not performing in accordance with our expectations, (viii) increases in operating costs, (ix) changes in the dividend policy for the Company's common and preferred stock and the Company's ability to pay dividends at current levels, (x) the reduction in the Company's income in the event of multiple lease terminations by tenants or a failure by multiple tenants to occupy their premises in a shopping center, (xi) impairment charges, (xii) unanticipated changes in the Company's intention or ability to prepay certain debt prior to maturity and (xiii) an epidemic or pandemic (such as the outbreak and worldwide spread of COVID-19), and the measures that international, federal, state and local governments, agencies, law enforcement and/or health authorities implement to address it, which may (as with COVID-19) precipitate or exacerbate one or more of the above-mentioned and/or other risks, and significantly disrupt or prevent us from operating our business in the ordinary course for an extended period. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements that we make, including those in this press release. Except as may be required by law, we make no promise to update any of the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You should carefully review the risks and risk factors included in (i) our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and (ii) our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Saul Centers, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

Assets

Real estate investments

Land

$ 511,529

$ 511,529

Buildings and equipment

1,573,896

1,566,686

Construction in progress

260,141

205,911

2,345,566

2,284,126

Accumulated depreciation

(671,754)

(650,113)

1,673,812

1,634,013

Cash and cash equivalents

11,167

14,594

Accounts receivable and accrued income, net

55,543

58,659

Deferred leasing costs, net

22,770

24,005

Other assets

19,194

15,490

Total assets

$ 1,782,486

$ 1,746,761

Liabilities

Notes payable, net

$ 888,404

$ 941,456

Revolving credit facility payable, net

177,554

103,167

Term loan facility payable, net

99,307

99,233

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

42,002

25,558

Deferred income

22,751

25,188

Dividends and distributions payable

22,437

21,672

Total liabilities

1,252,455

1,216,274

Equity

Preferred stock, 1,000,000 shares authorized:

Series D Cumulative Redeemable, 30,000 shares issued and outstanding

75,000

75,000

Series E Cumulative Redeemable, 44,000 shares issued and outstanding

110,000

110,000

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 42,000,000 shares authorized, 23,987,778 and 23,840,471 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

240

238

Additional paid-in capital

444,496

436,609

Partnership units in escrow

39,650

39,650

Distributions in excess of accumulated net income

(263,444)

(256,448)

Total Saul Centers, Inc. equity

405,942

405,049

Noncontrolling interests

124,089

125,438

Total equity

530,031

530,487

Total liabilities and equity

$ 1,782,486

$ 1,746,761

Saul Centers, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenue

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Rental revenue

$ 59,134

$ 58,818

$ 119,814

$ 116,575

Other

1,159

1,186

2,623

2,154

Total revenue

60,293

60,004

122,437

118,729

Expenses

Property operating expenses

7,641

7,524

17,179

16,210

Real estate taxes

7,156

7,138

14,574

14,967

Interest expense, net and amortization of deferred debt costs

10,457

11,657

21,059

23,646

Depreciation and amortization of lease costs

12,377

12,637

24,704

25,385

General and administrative

5,665

4,929

10,433

9,607

Total expenses

43,296

43,885

87,949

89,815

Net Income

16,997

16,119

34,488

28,914

Noncontrolling interests

Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(3,981)

(3,373)

(8,107)

(5,906)

Net income attributable to Saul Centers, Inc.

13,016

12,746

26,381

23,008

Preferred stock dividends

(2,799)

(2,799)

(5,597)

(5,597)

Net income available to common stockholders

$ 10,217

$ 9,947

$ 20,784

$ 17,411

Per share net income available to common stockholders

Basic and diluted

$ 0.43

$ 0.42

$ 0.87

$ 0.74

Reconciliation of net income to FFO available to common stockholders and

noncontrolling interests (1)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net income

$ 16,997

$ 16,119

$ 34,488

$ 28,914

Add:

Real estate depreciation and amortization

12,377

12,637

24,704

25,385

FFO

29,374

28,756

59,192

54,299

Subtract:

Preferred stock dividends

(2,799)

(2,799)

(5,597)

(5,597)

FFO available to common stockholders and noncontrolling interests

$ 26,575

$ 25,957

$ 53,595

$ 48,702

Weighted average shares and units:

Basic

33,256

31,591

33,210

31,542

Diluted (2)

33,981

33,008

33,933

32,487

Basic FFO per share available to common stockholders and noncontrolling interests

$ 0.80

$ 0.82

$ 1.61

$ 1.54

Diluted FFO per share available to common stockholders and noncontrolling interests

$ 0.78

$ 0.79

$ 1.58

$ 1.50

(1)

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) developed FFO as a relative non-GAAP financial measure of performance of an equity REIT in order to recognize that income-producing real estate historically has not depreciated on the basis determined under GAAP. FFO is defined by NAREIT as net income, computed in accordance with GAAP, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and excluding impairment charges on real estate assets and gains or losses from real estate dispositions. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs, which is disclosed in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the applicable periods. There are no material legal or functional restrictions on the use of FFO. FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income, its most directly comparable GAAP measure, as an indicator of the Company's operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows as a measure of liquidity. Management considers FFO a meaningful supplemental measure of operating performance because it primarily excludes the assumption that the value of the real estate assets diminishes predictably over time (i.e. depreciation), which is contrary to what the Company believes occurs with its assets, and because industry analysts have accepted it as a performance measure. FFO may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other REITs.

(2)

Beginning March 5, 2021, fully diluted shares and units includes 1,416,071 limited partnership units that were held in escrow related to the contribution of Twinbrook Quarter. Half of the units held in escrow were released on October 18, 2021. The remaining units held in escrow are scheduled to be released on October 18, 2023.

Reconciliation of revenue to same property revenue (3)

 

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Total revenue

$ 60,293

$ 60,004

$ 122,437

$ 118,729

Less: Acquisitions, dispositions and development properties

Total same property revenue

$ 60,293

$ 60,004

$ 122,437

$ 118,729

Shopping Centers

$ 42,038

$ 42,006

$ 86,137

$ 84,451

Mixed-Use properties

18,255

17,998

36,300

34,278

Total same property revenue

$ 60,293

$ 60,004

$ 122,437

$ 118,729

Total Shopping Center revenue

$ 42,038

$ 42,006

$ 86,137

$ 84,451

Less: Shopping Center acquisitions, dispositions and development properties

Total same Shopping Center revenue

$ 42,038

$ 42,006

$ 86,137

$ 84,451

Total Mixed-Use property revenue

$ 18,255

$ 17,998

$ 36,300

$ 34,278

Less: Mixed-Use acquisitions, dispositions and development properties

Total same Mixed-Use property revenue

$ 18,255

$ 17,998

$ 36,300

$ 34,278

(3)

Same property revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure of performance that improves the comparability of reporting periods by excluding the results of properties that were not in operation for the entirety of the comparable reporting periods. Same property revenue adjusts property revenue by subtracting the revenue of properties not in operation for the entirety of the comparable reporting periods. Same property revenue is a measure of the operating performance of the Company's properties but does not measure the Company's performance as a whole. Same property revenue should not be considered as an alternative to total revenue, its most directly comparable GAAP measure, as an indicator of the Company's operating performance. Management considers same property revenue a meaningful supplemental measure of operating performance because it is not affected by the cost of the Company's funding, the impact of depreciation and amortization expenses, gains or losses from the acquisition and sale of operating real estate assets, general and administrative expenses or other gains and losses that relate to ownership of the Company's properties. Management believes the exclusion of these items from same property revenue is useful because the resulting measure captures the actual revenue generated and actual expenses incurred by operating the Company's properties. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating same property revenue. Accordingly, the Company's same property revenue may not be comparable to those of other REITs.

 

Reconciliation of net income to same property operating income (4)

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

2022

2021

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Net income

$ 16,997

$ 16,119

$ 34,488

$ 28,914

Add: Interest expense, net and amortization of deferred debt costs

10,457

11,657

21,059

23,646

Add: Depreciation and amortization of lease costs

12,377

12,637

24,704

25,385

Add: General and administrative

5,665

4,929

10,433

9,607

Property operating income

45,496

45,342

90,684

87,552

Less: Acquisitions, dispositions and development properties

Total same property operating income

$ 45,496

$ 45,342

$ 90,684

$ 87,552

Shopping Centers

$ 33,854

$ 33,635

$ 67,861

$ 66,004

Mixed-Use properties

11,642

11,707

22,823

21,548

Total same property operating income

$ 45,496

$ 45,342

$ 90,684

$ 87,552

Shopping Center operating income

$ 33,854

$ 33,635

$ 67,861

$ 66,004

Less: Shopping Center acquisitions, dispositions and development properties

Total same Shopping Center operating income

$ 33,854

$ 33,635

$ 67,861

$ 66,004

Mixed-Use property operating income

$ 11,642

$ 11,707

$ 22,823

$ 21,548

Less: Mixed-Use acquisitions, dispositions and development properties

Total same Mixed-Use property operating income

$ 11,642

$ 11,707

$ 22,823

$ 21,548

(4)

Same property operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure of performance that improves the comparability of reporting periods by excluding the results of properties that were not in operation for the entirety of the comparable reporting periods. Same property operating income adjusts property operating income by subtracting the results of properties that were not in operation for the entirety of the comparable periods. Same property operating income is a measure of the operating performance of the Company's properties but does not measure the Company's performance as a whole. Same property operating income should not be considered as an alternative to property operating income, its most directly comparable GAAP measure, as an indicator of the Company's operating performance. Management considers same property operating income a meaningful supplemental measure of operating performance because it is not affected by the cost of the Company's funding, the impact of depreciation and amortization expenses, gains or losses from the acquisition and sale of operating real estate assets, general and administrative expenses or other gains and losses that relate to ownership of the Company's properties. Management believes the exclusion of these items from property operating income is useful because the resulting measure captures the actual revenue generated and actual expenses incurred by operating the Company's properties. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating same property operating income. Accordingly, same property operating income may not be comparable to those of other REITs.

SOURCE Saul Centers, Inc.

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