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Government Properties Income Trust Announces 2012 Second Quarter Results

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Government Properties Income Trust Announces 2012 Second Quarter Results07:00 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012 NEWTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) today announced its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2012: Normalized funds from operations, or Normalized FFO, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $24.4 million, or $0.52 per share, compared to Normalized FFO for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 of $21.0 million, or $0.52 per share. Net income was $12.0 million, or $0.25 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to $10.9 million, or $0.27 per share, for the same quarter last year. GOV's weighted average number of common shares outstanding was 47.1 million and 40.5 million for the quarters ended June 30, 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 June 30, 2012 and 2011 appears later in this press release. Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012: Normalized FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $49.5 million, or $1.05 per share, compared to Normalized FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2011 of $40.5 million, or $1.00 per share. Net income was $25.0 million, or $0.53 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $21.2 million, or $0.52 per share, for the same period last year. GOV's weighted average number of common shares outstanding was 47.1 million and 40.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. A reconciliation of net income determined according to GAAP to FFO and Normalized FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 appears later in this press release. Recent Investment Activities: Since April 1, 2012, GOV has acquired seven properties for an aggregate purchase price of $125.2 million, excluding acquisition costs, as follows: In June 2012, GOV acquired two previously disclosed office properties located in Everett, WA with 111,908 rentable square feet. These properties are 100% leased to the State of Washington and occupied by the Department of Social and Health Services. The purchase price was $20.4 million, excluding acquisition costs. Also in June 2012, GOV acquired a previously disclosed office property located in Albany, NY with 64,000 rentable square feet. This property is 100% leased to the State of New York and occupied by the Department of Agriculture. The purchase price was $8.5 million, excluding acquisition costs. In July 2012, GOV acquired a previously disclosed office property located in Stockton, CA with 22,012 rentable square feet. This property is 100% leased to the U.S. Government and occupied by the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The purchase price was $8.3 million, excluding acquisition costs. Also in July 2012, GOV acquired office properties located in each of Atlanta, GA and Jackson, MS and an office warehouse property located in Ellenwood, GA with a combined total of 552,571 rentable square feet. These properties are 100% leased to the U.S. Government and occupied by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Archives and Records Administration, respectively. The aggregate purchase price was $88.0 million, excluding acquisition costs. As previously disclosed, in May 2012, GOV entered into an agreement to acquire an office property located in Madison, WI with 56,889 rentable square feet. This acquisition was subject to GOV's satisfactory completion of diligence and in May 2012 GOV terminated the acquisition agreement. Conference Call: On Thursday, August 2, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, David Blackman, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mark Kleifges, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2012 results. The conference call telephone number is (877) 260-8898. Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada should dial (612) 332-0634. 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 on August 9, 2012. To hear the replay, dial (320) 365-3844. The replay pass code is 252614. A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available in a listen only mode on GOV's website, which is located at www.govreit.com. Participants wanting to access the webcast should visit GOV's website about five minutes before the call. The archived webcast will be available for replay on GOV's website for about one week after the call. The recording and retransmission in any way of GOV's second quarter conference call is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of GOV.Supplemental Data: A copy of GOV's Second Quarter 2012 Supplemental Operating and Financial Data is available for download at GOV's website, www.govreit.com. GOV's website is not incorporated as part of this press release. Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns properties located throughout the United States which are majority leased to the U.S. Government and other government tenants. As of June 30, 2012, GOV owned 74 properties with approximately 9.1 million rentable square feet. GOV is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. Please see the following pages for a more detailed statement of GOV's operating results and financial condition and for an explanation of our calculation of FFO and Normalized FFO. GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES INCOME TRUSTCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME, FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS ANDNORMALIZED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS(amounts in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)         Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,2012201120122011   Rental income $ 50,273   $ 42,107   $ 100,728   $ 81,335     Expenses Real estate taxes 5,949 4,637 11,482 9,094 Utility expenses 3,870 3,540 7,705 7,047 Other operating expenses 9,325 7,260 18,178 14,181 Depreciation and amortization 12,153 9,097 24,225 17,483 Acquisition related costs 245 1,009 294 1,838 General and administrative   2,719     2,566     5,758     4,909   Total expenses   34,261     28,109     67,642     54,552     Operating income 16,012 13,998 33,086 26,783   Interest and other income 6 20 14 35 Interest expense (including net amortization of debt premiums and deferred financing fees of $335, $262, $659 and $521 respectively) (4,096 ) (3,076 ) (8,119 ) (5,613 ) Equity in earnings of an investee   76     46     121     83     Income before income tax expense 11,998 10,988 25,102 21,288   Income tax expense   (44 )   (56 )   (89 )   (102 ) Net income $ 11,954   $ 10,932   $ 25,013   $ 21,186     Calculation of Funds from Operations (FFO) and Normalized FFO(1) Net income $ 11,954 $ 10,932 $ 25,013 $ 21,186 Plus: depreciation and amortization   12,153     9,097     24,225     17,483   FFO 24,107 20,029 49,238 38,669 Plus: acquisition related costs   245     1,009     294     1,838   Normalized FFO $ 24,352   $ 21,038   $ 49,532   $ 40,507     Weighted average common shares outstanding   47,098     40,506     47,075     40,503     Per common share Net income $ 0.25 $ 0.27 $ 0.53 $ 0.52 FFO $ 0.51 $ 0.49 $ 1.05 $ 0.95 Normalized FFO $ 0.52 $ 0.52 $ 1.05 $ 1.00 (1)We calculate Funds from Operations, or 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, plus real estate depreciation and amortization.Our calculation of Normalized FFO differs from NAREIT's definition of FFO because we exclude acquisition related costs.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 agreement and term loan agreement, 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, or 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 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.Other REITs and real estate companies may calculate FFO and Normalized FFO differently than we do.GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES INCOME TRUSTCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(amounts in thousands, except share data)(unaudited)     June 30,   December 31,20122011ASSETS   Real estate properties: Land $ 228,824 $ 224,674 Buildings and improvements   1,147,361     1,129,994   1,376,185 1,354,668 Accumulated depreciation   (164,890 )   (156,618 ) 1,211,295 1,198,050   Acquired real estate leases, net 110,805 117,596 Cash and cash equivalents 1,394 3,272 Restricted cash 3,970 1,736 Rents receivable, net 27,086 29,000 Deferred leasing costs, net 3,498 3,074 Deferred financing costs, net 6,624 5,550 Other assets, net   18,152   10,297   Total assets $ 1,382,824   $ 1,368,575     LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   Unsecured revolving credit facility $ 27,000 $ 345,500 Unsecured term loan 350,000 - Mortgage notes payable 94,271 95,383 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 19,652 20,691 Due to related persons 2,878 4,071 Assumed real estate lease obligations, net   10,721     11,262   Total liabilities   504,522     476,907     Commitments and contingencies   Shareholders' equity: Common shares of beneficial interest, $.01 par value: 70,000,000 shares authorized, 47,099,971 and 47,051,650 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 471 471 Additional paid in capital 936,603 935,438 Cumulative net income 112,346 87,333 Cumulative other comprehensive income 73 77 Cumulative common distributions   (171,191 ) (131,651 ) Total shareholders' equity   878,302     891,668     Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,382,824   $ 1,368,575   Government Properties Income TrustTimothy A. Bonang, 617-219-1440Vice President, Investor RelationsorElisabeth Heiss, 617-219-1440Manager, Investor Relations