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Healthcare Realty Trust Reports Normalized FFO Of $0.33 Per Share For The First Quarter

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Healthcare Realty Trust Reports Normalized FFO Of $0.33 Per Share For The First Quarter17:02 EDT Tuesday, May 01, 2012NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE: HR) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.  Normalized FFO for the three months ended March 31, 2012 totaled $0.33 per diluted common share.  Normalized FAD for the three months ended March 31, 2012 totaled $0.34 per diluted common share.  For the three months ended March 31, 2012, revenues totaled $78.1 million, income from continuing operations totaled $1.9 million, and net income attributable to common stockholders totaled $3.1 million.Salient highlights include:Healthcare Realty's stabilizing properties ("SIP") are 46% leased, up from 40% last quarter.  The Company expects its SIP properties to exceed 50% leased by the middle part of the year and continue improving through year-end.  Occupancy in the SIP portfolio increased to 28% from 21% as tenants' suites were built out.  NOI for the SIP properties improved by approximately $500,000 compared to the previous quarter. During the first quarter, the Company completed construction of one on-campus building and moved it to the SIP portfolio.  The Company has one property remaining in CIP, which is 37% leased, and expects to complete construction in the third quarter of 2012.  Including the developments that the Company is funding through construction loans, which are all secured by 100%-leased properties, Healthcare Realty's overall development portfolio is now 60% leased. Healthcare Realty invested $37.4 million during the first quarter of 2012, including $21.3 million in two property acquisitions, $12.6 million in three existing construction mortgages, and $3.5 million in properties under construction. Occupancy in the same facility portfolio was 91%, and the occupancy of investments made during the past four quarters, which are not included in the same facility portfolio, was 96%.  The multi-tenant same facility NOI increased 6.1% in the first quarter from a year ago, and the overall same facility portfolio NOI increased 2.9% over the same time period. The weighted average increase in lease rates for the Company's multi-tenant properties remained strong in the first quarter.  Contractual rates for in-place leases were up 3.3%, and rate increases on newly executed leases ("cash leasing spreads") averaged 1.8%. The percentage of Healthcare Realty's medical office properties that are on or adjacent to hospital campuses increased to 75% in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 66% six quarters ago, continuing the Company's strategic shift toward lower-risk, on-campus medical office buildings. A dividend of $0.30 per share was declared for the first quarter of 2012, which is 88% of normalized 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.  The Company had investments of approximately $2.9 billion in 210 real estate properties and mortgages as of March 31, 2012.  The Company's 202 owned real estate properties are located in 28 states and total approximately 13.7 million square feet.  The Company provides property management services to approximately 10.4 million square feet nationwide.The Company directs interested parties to its Internet site, www.healthcarerealty.com, where information is posted regarding this quarter's operations.  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, 2011 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. HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST INCORPORATEDCondensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (1)(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)Three Months Ended March 31,20122011REVENUESProperty operating $  59,456$  52,285Single-tenant net lease12,66914,440Straight-line rent1,9001,328Mortgage interest 2,2921,649Other operating 1,7742,30278,09172,004EXPENSESProperty operating 28,96527,840General and administrative5,2655,781Depreciation21,38818,631Amortization2,5371,778Bad debt, net (41)18058,11454,210OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)Loss on extinguishment of debt-(1,986)Interest expense(18,379)(22,274)Interest and other income, net305223(18,074)(24,037)INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS1,903(6,243)DISCONTINUED OPERATIONSIncome from discontinued operations1,973592Impairments(4,170)(147)Gain on sales of real estate properties3,42836INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS1,231481NET INCOME (LOSS)3,134(5,762)Less:  Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests-(27)NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS$   3,134$  (5,789)BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHAREIncome (loss) from continuing operations$    0.02$   (0.09)Discontinued operations 0.020.00Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders$    0.04$   (0.09)DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHAREIncome (loss) from continuing operations$    0.02$   (0.09)Discontinued operations 0.020.00Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders$    0.04$   (0.09)WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - BASIC76,426,70966,151,426WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - DILUTED77,641,04266,151,426(1)The Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 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.  HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST INCORPORATEDCondensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (1)(Dollars in thousands)(Unaudited)Three Months Ended March 31,20122011Cash flows from operating activities:Net income (loss)$    3,134$   (5,762)NON-CASH ITEMS:Depreciation and amortization - real estate23,42820,182Depreciation and amortization - other1,3041,673Provision for bad debt, net (42)195Gain on sales of real estate properties(3,428)(36)Impairments4,170147Straight-line rent receivable(1,900)(1,286)Straight-line rent liability9097Stock-based compensation932941Provision for deferred post-retirement benefits266459   Total non-cash items24,82022,372OTHER ITEMS:Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(20,628)(6,418)Other liabilities2,3211,217Other assets1,290(3,721)Loss on extinguishment of debt-1,986   Total other items(17,017)(6,936)Net cash provided by operating activities10,9379,674Cash flows from investing activities:Acquisition and development of real estate properties(44,326)(25,537)Funding of mortgages and notes receivable(12,778)(48,780)Proceeds from sales of real estate6,6243,775Proceeds from mortgage repayment by consolidated variable interest entity35,057-Proceeds from mortgages and notes receivable repayments4,72518Net cash used in investing activities(10,698)(70,524)Cash flows from financing activities:Net borrowings on unsecured credit facility26,000164,000Repayments on notes and bonds payable(1,213)(806)Repurchase of notes payable-(280,201)Dividends paid(23,387)(20,245)Proceeds from issuance of common stock28190,012Purchase of noncontrolling interests -(1,591)Common stock redemptions(45)(51)Debt issuance costs(3)(356)Distributions to noncontrolling interest holders-(226)Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities1,633(49,464)Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents1,872(110,314)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period4,738113,321Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$    6,610$    3,007(1)  The Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 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.  Reconciliation of Funds from Operations (1) (2): (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)Three Months Ended March 31,20122011Net Income (loss) Attributable to Common Stockholders$       3,134$       (5,789)   Gain on sales of real estate properties(3,428)(36)   Impairments4,170147   Real estate depreciation and amortization23,42820,054   Total adjustments24,17020,165Funds From Operations$      27,304$       14,376Funds From Operations Per Common Share - Diluted$        0.35$         0.21Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted77,641,04267,264,517Reconciliation of Funds Available for Distribution (2): (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)Three Months Ended March 31, 2012Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders$        3,134   Gain on sales of real estate properties(3,428)   Impairments4,170   Other non-cash items24,078   Total non-cash items included in cash flows from operating activities (3)24,820Funds Available For Distribution$       27,954Funds Available For Distribution Per Common Share - Diluted$         0.36Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted77,641,042Normalized Funds from Operations and Funds Available for Distribution:(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)Three Months EndedMarch 31, 2012Funds From Operations$       27,304Adjustments:   Termination fee received upon disposal of a real estate asset(1,500)   Acquisition costs109Normalized Funds From Operations$       25,913Normalized Funds From Operations Per Common Share - Diluted$         0.33Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted77,641,042Three Months Ended March 31, 2012Funds Available For Distribution$       27,954Adjustments:   Termination fee received upon disposal of a real estate asset(1,500)   Acquisition costs109Normalized Funds Available For Distribution$       26,563Normalized Funds Available For Distribution Per Common Share - Diluted$         0.34Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted77,641,042(1)Funds from operations ("FFO") is calculated according to the definition of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and is comprised primarily of net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders and depreciation from real estate, but is not adjusted for certain non-cash income and expense items. The SEC indicated in 2003 that impairment charges (losses) could not be added back to net income attributable to common stockholders in calculating FFO. However, in late October 2011, NAREIT issued an alert indicating that the SEC staff recently advised NAREIT that it currently takes no position on the matter of whether impairment charges should be added back to net income to compute FFO and NAREIT affirmed its original definition of FFO.  In 2012, the Company is following the NAREIT definition to exclude impairment charges and has restated all prior periods to exclude impairment charges in calculating FFO and FFO per share to agree with the 2012 presentation.(2)FFO and Funds Available For Distribution ("FAD") do not represent cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs.  FFO and FAD  should not be considered alternatives to net income attributable to common stockholders as indicators of the Company's operating performance or as alternatives to cash flow as measures of liquidity.(3)See the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows that are included in this earnings release. SOURCE Healthcare Realty TrustFor further information: Carla Baca, Financial Communications, Healthcare Realty Trust, +1-615-269-8175