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Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces 2012 First Quarter Results

Monday, April 30, 2012

Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces 2012 First Quarter Results07:01 EDT Monday, April 30, 2012 NEWTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012: Normalized funds from operations, or Normalized FFO, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 were $72.4 million, or $0.45 per share. This compares to Normalized FFO for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $62.1 million, or $0.44 per share. Net income was $32.4 million, or $0.20 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared to net income of $31.8 million, or $0.22 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 includes a non-cash impairment of assets charge of approximately $3.1 million, or $0.02 per share, related to one property. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 includes a non-cash impairment of assets charge of approximately $166,000, or less than $0.01 per share, related to two properties. The weighted average number of common shares outstanding totaled 162.6 million and 141.9 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. A reconciliation of net income determined according to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, to funds from operations, or FFO, and Normalized FFO for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 appears later in this press release. Recent Investment and Sales Activities: Since January 1, 2012, we have acquired, or we currently have under agreements to acquire, 14 properties for total purchase prices of approximately $340.5 million, including the assumption of approximately $113.9 million of mortgage debt and excluding closing costs: In March and April 2012, we entered three separate agreements to acquire four senior living communities and two properties leased to medical providers, medical related businesses, clinics and biotech laboratory tenants, or MOBs, for total purchase prices of $71.4 million, including the assumption of approximately $25.0 million of mortgage debt and excluding closing costs. The senior living communities are located in Colorado, Idaho and Washington and include a total of 511 living units, and the MOBs are located in Maryland and Massachusetts and include a total of 127,180 square feet. The closings of these acquisitions are contingent upon completion of our diligence and other customary closing conditions; accordingly, we can provide no assurance that we will purchase these properties. In February 2012, we acquired a previously disclosed senior living community located in Alabama with 92 assisted living units for approximately $11.3 million, excluding closing costs. All the residents at this community currently pay for occupancy and services with private resources. A subsidiary of Five Star Quality Care, Inc., which, together with its subsidiaries, we refer to as Five Star, manages this community for our taxable REIT subsidiary under a long term contract. We have previously disclosed agreements to acquire seven properties which have not yet closed, including four senior living communities and three MOBs for total purchase prices of $257.8 million, including the assumption of approximately $88.9 million of mortgage debt and excluding closing costs. The four senior living communities are located in Missouri, New York and South Carolina and include a total of 688 living units, and the three MOBs are located in Georgia and Hawaii and include a total of 343,198 square feet. The closings of these acquisitions are contingent upon completion of our diligence and other customary closing conditions; accordingly, we can provide no assurance that we will purchase these properties. We have also entered an agreement to sell one MOB located in Massachusetts with approximately 18,900 square feet for a sale price of approximately $1.2 million. The sale of this property is contingent upon completion of the buyer's diligence and other customary closing conditions; accordingly, we can provide no assurance that we will sell this property. As a result of findings during our diligence, in April 2012, we terminated a previously disclosed agreement to acquire a MOB located in Connecticut with 171,211 square feet for approximately $31.5 million, excluding closing costs. Recent Financing Activities: In January 2012, we repaid all $225.0 million of our 8.625% unsecured senior notes at their maturity date. We funded this repayment using borrowings under our revolving credit facility. In February 2012, we repaid a mortgage loan encumbering one of our properties that had a principal balance of approximately $12.4 million, an interest rate of 6.03% and a maturity date in March 2012. Later today, we expect to pay in full 17 mortgage loans with a weighted average interest rate of 6.95% encumbering 17 of our properties for approximately $32.8 million, including accrued interest, that have maturity dates in June and July 2012. In May 2011, we and Five Star entered into a loan agreement, or the Bridge Loan, under which we lent Five Star $80.0 million to fund Five Star's purchase of six senior living communities. In September 2011, Five Star completed the acquisition of these communities. After prepayments by Five Star, as of March 31, 2012, $38.0 million in aggregate principal amount was outstanding under the Bridge Loan. In April 2012, Five Star repaid the remaining $38.0 million outstanding, resulting in the termination of the Bridge Loan. Conference Call: On Monday, April 30, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, David J. Hegarty, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Richard A. Doyle, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The conference call telephone number is (800) 230-1951. Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada should dial (612) 332-0107. No pass code is necessary to access the call from either number. Participants should dial in about 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, May 7, 2012. To hear the replay, dial (320) 365-3844. The replay pass code is: 242632. A live audio web cast of the conference call will also be available in listen only mode on the SNH website at www.snhreit.com. Participants wanting to access the webcast should visit the website about five minutes before the call. The archived webcast will be available for replay on the SNH website for about one week after the call. The recording and retransmission in any way of SNH's first quarter conference call is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of SNH.Supplemental Data: A copy of SNH's First Quarter 2012 Supplemental Operating and Financial Data is available for download from the SNH website, www.snhreit.com. SNH's website is not incorporated as part of this press release. SNH is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owned 370 properties located in 38 states and Washington, D.C. as of March 31, 2012. SNH is headquartered in Newton, MA. Please see the pages attached hereto for a more detailed statement of our operating results and financial condition.   Financial Information (amounts in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)         Income Statement:Quarter Ended March 31,   2012           2011     Revenues: Rental income $ 109,505 $ 98,552 Residents fees and services   35,568     -   Total revenues 145,073 98,552   Expenses: Depreciation 33,377 26,361 Property operating expenses 39,334 10,433 General and administrative 7,685 6,156 Acquisition related costs 688 1,113 Impairment of assets   3,071     166   Total expenses   84,155     44,229     Operating income 60,918 54,323   Interest and other income 482 232 Interest expense (28,889 ) (22,746 ) Equity in earnings of an investee   45     37   Income before income tax expense 32,556 31,846 Income tax expense   (204 )   (71 ) Net income $ 32,352   $ 31,775     Weighted average shares outstanding   162,647     141,855     Net income per share $ 0.20   $ 0.22                 Financial Information (continued) (dollars in thousands) (unaudited)   Balance Sheet: At March 31, 2012 At December 31, 2011 Assets Real estate properties $ 4,737,687 $ 4,721,591 Less accumulated depreciation   658,991   630,261 4,078,696 4,091,330 Cash and cash equivalents 25,302 23,560 Restricted cash 10,296 7,128 Deferred financing fees, net 24,402 25,434 Acquired real estate leases and other intangible assets, net 95,337 100,235 Loan receivable 38,000 38,000 Other assets   111,788   97,361 Total assets $ 4,383,821 $ 4,383,048   Commitments and Contingencies   Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Unsecured revolving credit facility   $ 265,000   $ - Senior unsecured notes, net of discount   741,091   965,770 Secured debt and capital leases   845,708   861,615 Accrued interest   19,604   22,281 Assumed real estate lease obligations, net   16,756   17,778 Other liabilities     49,827     42,998 Total liabilities   1,937,986   1,910,442 Shareholders' equity     2,445,835     2,472,606 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 4,383,821   $ 4,383,048         Funds from Operations and Normalized Funds from Operations (amounts in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)   Calculation of Funds from Operations (FFO) and Normalized FFO (1):   Quarter Ended March 31,   2012         2011 Net income $ 32,352 $ 31,775 Depreciation expense 33,377 26,361 Impairment of assets   3,071   166 FFO 68,800 58,302 Acquisition related costs 688 1,113 Percentage rent (2)   2,900   2,700 Normalized FFO $ 72,388 $ 62,115   Weighted average shares outstanding   162,647   141,855   FFO per share $ 0.42 $ 0.41 Normalized FFO per share $ 0.45 $ 0.44 Distributions declared per share $ 0.38 $ 0.37     (1) We calculate FFO and Normalized FFO as shown above. FFO is calculated on the basis defined by The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, which is net income, calculated in accordance with GAAP, excluding any gain or loss on sale of properties and impairment of assets, plus real estate depreciation and amortization. Our calculation of Normalized FFO differs from NAREIT's definition of FFO because we include percentage rent and exclude acquisition related costs and loss on early extinguishment of debt, if any. We consider FFO and Normalized FFO to be appropriate measures of performance for a REIT, along with net income, operating income and cash flow from operating, investing and financing activities. We believe that FFO and Normalized FFO provide useful information to investors because by excluding the effects of certain historical amounts, such as depreciation expense, FFO and Normalized FFO can facilitate a comparison of operating performances between periods. FFO and Normalized FFO are among the factors considered by our Board of Trustees when determining the amount of distributions to our shareholders. Other factors include, but are not limited to, requirements to maintain our status as a REIT, limitations in our revolving credit facility and public debt covenants, the availability of debt and equity capital to us and our expectation of our future capital requirements and operating performance. FFO and Normalized FFO do not represent cash generated by operating activities in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income or cash flow from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP as indicators of our financial performance or liquidity, nor are these measures necessarily indicative of sufficient cash flow to fund all of our needs. We believe that FFO and Normalized FFO may facilitate an understanding of our consolidated historical operating results. These measures should be considered in conjunction with net income, operating income and cash flow from operating activities as presented in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. Other REITs and real estate companies may calculate FFO and Normalized FFO differently than we do.   (2) Our percentage rents are generally determined on an annual basis. We defer recognition of percentage rental income we receive during the first, second and third quarters until the fourth quarter when all contingencies related to percentage rents are satisfied. Although recognition of this revenue is deferred until the fourth quarter, our Normalized FFO calculation for the first three quarters includes estimated amounts of percentage rents with respect to those periods. When we calculate our Normalized FFO for the fourth quarter, we exclude percentage rents we presented for the first three quarters.   WARNING CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS THIS PRESS RELEASE CONTAINS STATEMENTS WHICH CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND OTHER SECURITIES LAWS. ALSO, WHENEVER WE USE WORDS SUCH AS “BELIEVE”, “EXPECT”, “ANTICIPATE”, “INTEND”, “PLAN”, “ESTIMATE”, OR SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS, WE ARE MAKING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON OUR PRESENT INTENT, BELIEFS OR EXPECTATIONS, BUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO OCCUR AND MAY NOT OCCUR. OUR ACTUAL RESULTS MAY DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF VARIOUS FACTORS. FOR EXAMPLE: OUR PENDING ACQUISITIONS AND SALES OF SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES AND MOBS ARE CONTINGENT UPON VARIOUS CONDITIONS, INCLUDING IN SOME CASES, COMPLETION OF DILIGENCE AND / OR REGULATORY, LENDER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY APPROVALS. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OR ALL OF THESE PURCHASES AND SALES MAY BE DELAYED OR MAY NOT OCCUR, AND THIS PRESS RELEASE STATES THAT WE EXPECT TODAY TO PREPAY IN FULL 17 MORTGAGE LOANS SECURED BY OUR PROPERTIES. WE MAY ELECT TO DELAY THE PREPAYMENT OF, OR ELECT NOT TO PREPAY, ANY OR ALL OF SUCH MORTGAGE LOANS. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OR ALL OF THESE MORTGAGE LOANS MAY NOT BE PAID PRIOR TO THEIR RESPECTIVE MATURITY DATES IN JUNE AND JULY 2012. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OUR FILINGS WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, INCLUDING UNDER “RISK FACTORS” IN OUR PERIODIC REPORTS, OR INCORPORATED THEREIN, IDENTIFIES OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE OUR ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE STATED IN OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. OUR FILINGS WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ARE AVAILABLE ON ITS WEBSITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV. YOU SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, WE DO NOT INTEND TO UPDATE OR CHANGE ANY FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE. A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the New York Stock Exchange.No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust. Senior Housing Properties TrustTimothy A. Bonang, Vice President, Investor RelationsorElisabeth Heiss, Manager, Investor Relations617-796-8234www.snhreit.com