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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Reports 37% Increase in Second Quarter Normalized FFO Per Share

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Successful Execution of Growth Strategies Yields 46% Gain in Revenue</b></i> </p>

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Reports 37% Increase in Second Quarter Normalized FFO Per Share08:32 EDT Thursday, August 09, 2012 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Business Wire) -- Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: MPW) today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. SECOND QUARTER AND RECENT HIGHLIGHTS Achieved second quarter Normalized Funds from Operations (“FFO”) and Adjusted FFO (“AFFO”) per diluted share of $0.22 each compared to $0.16 in second quarter of 2011; Added new assets including $100 million investment in acute care hospital and $26 million investment in post-acute care developments; Restructured Prime Healthcare investments through master lease and other cross-collateralization arrangements; and Paid 2012 second quarter cash dividend of $0.20 per share. Included in the financial tables accompanying this press release is information about the Company's assets and liabilities, net income and reconciliations of net income to FFO and AFFO, all on a comparable basis to 2011 periods. “High quality hospitals, like those Medical Properties Trust invests in, will remain a cornerstone of the U.S. healthcare system,” said Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Medical Properties Trust. “Regardless of which reform legislation may be enacted, the healthcare system in the U.S. is expected to continue its focus on policy that supports the intersection of improved patient outcomes and cost savings. MPT's high quality hospital operators are well-positioned to capitalize on this long-term trend.” OPERATING RESULTS Second quarter 2012 total revenues increased 46% and Normalized FFO per share increased 37% compared to the second quarter of 2011. The improvements are the result of MPT's continued successful execution of the growth and investment strategies the Company implemented in 2010. Since that time, MPT has raised capital and made hospital investments totaling more than $1.0 billion with average returns of more than 10%. “When we restarted our investment program after waiting out the uncertainty and volatility of 2008 and 2009, we raised significant amounts of capital with the goal of creating a solid foundation to support long-term, profitable growth,” continued Mr. Aldag. “Our per-share results in the second quarter illustrate the benefits of our long-term investment strategy and validate our commitment to investing in high quality hospital operators. Per share Normalized FFO was substantially above the $0.20 dividend we paid last month, resulting in a payout ratio of 91%. This ratio is expected to be approximately 75% in early 2013. As we continue to execute our growth strategy and drive the payout ratio down, we believe we will be well positioned to continue to support initiatives that will enhance shareholder value.” PORTFOLIO UPDATE AND FUTURE OUTLOOK In the second quarter of 2012, the Company commenced two previously announced development projects: a 40-bed, $16.6 million inpatient rehabilitation facility with Ernest Health in Lafayette, IN; and a 26-bed, $9.4 million inpatient rehabilitation facility on the campus of an existing long-term acute care hospital leased by Post Acute Medical in Victoria, TX. “The Lafayette, IN and Victoria, TX projects both demonstrate the current and future value to MPT shareholders of our close relationships with our tenants,” continued Aldag. “Upon completion of the Lafayette hospital, MPT will earn lease revenue pursuant to its master lease agreement with Ernest Health, and in addition will receive approximately 80% of the hospital's operating earnings with no additional investment. The Victoria, TX project will be the sixth hospital that Post Acute Medical leases from MPT, two of which share operating earnings with MPT.” At June 30, 2012, the Company had total real estate and related investments of approximately $2 billion comprised of 79 healthcare properties in 23 states leased to 21 hospital operating companies. In July 2012, the Company completed a $100 million mortgage loan investment secured by the Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, CA, and restructured its leases to Prime Healthcare as a master lease structure. Among other benefits of the restructure, the lease terms were extended, a minimum annual rent escalator was established and all of MPT's Prime Healthcare leases and loans were effectively cross-defaulted and cross-collateralized. Based on the Company's asset portfolio and capitalization as of June 30, 2012, the $100 million Centinela Hospital Medical Center mortgage loan, placement into service of the three Emerus emergency hospitals during the upcoming fourth quarter, and $200 million in anticipated fourth quarter acquisitions, the Company reaffirmed its expectation that calendar year 2012 Normalized FFO will approximate $0.85 per share. For 2013, these guidance assumptions would result in a Normalized FFO run rate of approximately $1.06 per share excluding the impact of the effects of potential 2013 acquisition and financing activities. Guidance estimates do not include the effects, if any, of real estate operating costs, litigation costs, debt refinancing costs, acquisition costs, new interest rate hedging activities, write-offs of straight-line rent or other non-recurring or unplanned transactions. These estimates will change if the Company acquires additional assets, market interest rates change, debt is refinanced, new shares are issued, additional debt is incurred, assets are sold, other operating expenses vary, income from investments in tenant operations vary from expectations, or existing leases do not perform in accordance with their terms. CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST The Company has scheduled a conference call and webcast for Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to present the Company's financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The dial-in telephone numbers for the conference call 866-761-0748 (U.S.) and 617-614-2706 (International); using passcode 69186319. The conference call will also be available via webcast in the Investor Relations' section of the Company's website, www.medicalpropertiestrust.com. A telephone and webcast replay of the call will be available from shortly after the completion through August 23, 2012. Telephone numbers for the replay are 888-286-8010 and 617-801-6888 for U.S. and International callers, respectively. The replay passcode is 32123617. The Company's supplemental information package for the current period will also be available on the Company's website under the “Investor Relations” section. About Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. These facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, regional acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other single-discipline healthcare facilities, such as heart hospitals and orthopedic hospitals. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com. The statements in this press release that are forward looking are based on current expectations and actual results or future events may differ materially. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “will,” “should” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of the Company or future events to differ materially from those expressed in or underlying such forward-looking statements, including without limitation: the capacity of the Company's tenants to meet the terms of their agreements; Normalized FFO per share; expected payout ratio, the amount of acquisitions of healthcare real estate, if any; the repayment of debt arrangements; statements concerning the additional income to the Company as a result of ownership interests in certain hospital operations and the timing of such income;the restructuring of the Company's investments in non-revenue producing properties; the payment of future dividends, if any; completion of additional debt arrangement, and additional investments; national and economic, business, real estate and other market conditions; the competitive environment in which the Company operates; the execution of the Company's business plan; financing risks; the Company's ability to maintain its status as a REIT for federal income tax purposes; acquisition and development risks; potential environmental and other liabilities; and other factors affecting the real estate industry generally or healthcare real estate in particular. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the “Risk factors” section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as amended, and as updated by the Company's subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release.           MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   Consolidated Balance Sheets         June 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 Assets (Unaudited) (A) Real estate assets Land, buildings and improvements, and intangible lease assets $ 1,261,434,290 $ 1,224,972,901 Construction in progress and other 14,411,210 30,902,348 Real estate held for sale - 17,636,900 Net investment in direct financing leases 201,156,004 - Mortgage loans   265,000,000     165,000,000   Gross investment in real estate assets 1,742,001,504 1,438,512,149 Accumulated depreciation and amortization   (119,271,184 )   (101,851,082 ) Net investment in real estate assets 1,622,730,320 1,336,661,067   Cash and cash equivalents 127,638,726 102,725,906 Interest and rent receivable 38,038,382 29,862,106 Straight-line rent receivable 36,973,184 33,993,032 Other loans 159,718,396 74,839,459 Deferred financing costs 22,824,562 18,285,175 Other assets   30,607,770     25,506,974   Total Assets$2,038,531,340   $1,621,873,719     Liabilities and Equity Liabilities Debt, net $ 900,204,302 $ 689,848,981 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 59,087,287 51,124,723 Deferred revenue 22,496,038 23,307,074 Lease deposits and other obligations to tenants   29,161,167     28,777,787   Total liabilities 1,010,948,794 793,058,565   Equity Preferred stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 10,000,000 shares; no shares outstanding - - Common stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 250,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding - 134,590,586 shares at June 30, 2012 and 110,786,183 shares at December 31, 2011 134,591 110,786 Additional paid in capital 1,279,028,700 1,055,255,776 Distributions in excess of net income (238,541,336 ) (214,058,258 ) Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (12,777,066 ) (12,230,807 ) Treasury shares, at cost   (262,343 )   (262,343 ) Total Equity   1,027,582,546     828,815,154     Total Liabilities and Equity$2,038,531,340   $1,621,873,719       (A) Financials have been derived from the prior year audited financials.                         MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)   For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011 (A) (A) Revenues Rent billed $ 32,722,394 $ 27,641,591 $ 64,369,966 $ 54,556,469 Straight-line rent 1,428,213 2,045,269 2,876,749 3,755,580 Income from direct financing leases 5,370,844 - 7,206,004 - Interest and fee income   11,548,153     5,268,801     19,490,573     10,550,434   Total revenues 51,069,604 34,955,661 93,943,292 68,862,483 Expenses Real estate depreciation and amortization 8,788,205 7,914,831 17,420,101 15,346,932 Real estate impairment charge - 564,005 - 564,005 Property-related 639,069 212,461 871,717 237,176 Acquisition expenses 279,258 616,081 3,704,270 2,656,053 General and administrative   6,697,114     7,818,053     14,288,670     14,692,315   Total operating expenses   16,403,646     17,125,431     36,284,758     33,496,481   Operating income 34,665,958 17,830,230 57,658,534 35,366,002 Other income (expense) Interest and other income (expense) (16,398 ) 19,120 (31,721 ) (64,167 ) Earnings from equity and other interests 879,086 1,507 879,086 70,392 Debt refinancing costs - (3,788,998 ) - (3,788,998 ) Interest expense   (14,888,627 )   (12,386,060 )   (27,684,627 )   (20,525,376 ) Net other expense   (14,025,939 )   (16,154,431 )   (26,837,262 )   (24,308,149 ) Income from continuing operations 20,640,019 1,675,799 30,821,272 11,057,853 Income (loss) from discontinued operations   (1,279,587 )     1,007,255     (854,611 )     2,449,184   Net income 19,360,432 2,683,054 29,966,661 13,507,037 Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   (44,163 )   (43,409 )   (86,522 )   (87,786 ) Net income attributable to MPT common stockholders$19,316,269   $2,639,645   $29,880,139   $13,419,251       Earnings per common share - basic and diluted:Income from continuing operations$0.15$0.01$0.23$0.10Income (loss) from discontinued operations   (0.01)   0.01     -     0.02   Net income attributable to MPT common stockholders$0.14   $0.02   $0.23   $0.12       Dividends declared per common share$0.20$0.20$0.40$0.40     Weighted average shares outstanding - basic134,714,505110,589,329129,810,431110,494,506Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted134,714,505110,600,421129,810,431110,504,105     (A) Financials have been restated to reclass the operating results of certain properties sold in December 2011 and June 2012 to discontinued operations.             MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESReconciliation of Net Income to Funds From Operations (Unaudited)       For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012   June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012   June 30, 2011 (A)(A)FFO information:     Net income attributable to MPT common stockholders $ 19,316,269 $ 2,639,645 $ 29,880,139 $ 13,419,251 Participating securities' share in earnings   (238,167 )   (281,310 )   (490,034 )   (596,670 ) Net income, less participating securities' share in earnings $ 19,078,102 $ 2,358,335 $ 29,390,105 $ 12,822,581   Depreciation and amortization: Continuing operations 8,788,205 7,914,831 17,420,101 15,346,932 Discontinued operations 76,384 440,192 190,961 901,347 Loss (gain) on sale of real estate 1,445,555 - 1,445,555 (5,324 ) Real estate impairment charge   -     564,005     -     564,005   Funds from operations $ 29,388,246 $ 11,277,363 $ 48,446,722 $ 29,629,541   Acquisition costs 279,258 616,081 3,704,270 2,656,053 Debt refinancing costs - 3,788,998 - 3,788,998 Write-off of other receivables   -     1,845,968     -     1,845,968   Normalized funds from operations $ 29,667,504 $ 17,528,410 $ 52,150,992 $ 37,920,560   Share-based compensation 1,778,253 1,823,597 3,636,709 3,661,306 Debt costs amortization 855,445 1,011,107 1,710,827 1,998,062 Additional rent received in advance (B) (300,000 ) (300,000 ) (600,000 ) (600,000 ) Straight-line rent revenue and other   (2,299,056 )   (2,280,189 )   (4,032,752 )   (4,014,863 ) Adjusted funds from operations $29,702,146   $17,782,925   $52,865,776   $38,965,065       Per diluted share data: Net income, less participating securities' share in earnings $ 0.14 $ 0.02 $ 0.23 $ 0.12 Depreciation and amortization: Continuing operations 0.07 0.07 0.13 0.14 Discontinued operations - - - - Loss (gain) on sale of real estate 0.01 - 0.01 - Real estate impairment charge   -     0.01     -     0.01   Funds from operations $ 0.22 $ 0.10 $ 0.37 $ 0.27   Acquisition costs - 0.01 0.03 0.02 Debt refinancing costs - 0.03 - 0.03 Write-off of other receivables   -     0.02     -     0.02   Normalized funds from operations $0.22$0.16$0.40$0.34   Share-based compensation 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.03 Debt costs amortization 0.01 - 0.01 0.02 Additional rent received in advance (B) - - - - Straight-line rent revenue and other   (0.02 )   (0.02 )   (0.03 )   (0.04 ) Adjusted funds from operations $0.22   $0.16   $0.41   $0.35       (A) Financials have been restated to reclass the operating results of certain properties sold in December 2011 and June 2012 to discontinued operations.   (B) Represents additional rent from one tenant in advance of when we can recognize as revenue for accounting purposes. This additional rent is being recorded to revenue on a straight-line basis over the lease life.     Investors and analysts following the real estate industry utilize funds from operations, or FFO, as a supplemental performance measure. FFO, reflecting the assumption that real estate asset values rise or fall with market conditions, principally adjusts for the effects of GAAP depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, which assumes that the value of real estate diminishes predictably over time. We compute FFO in accordance with the definition provided by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, which represents net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (losses) on sales of real estate and impairment charges on real estate assets, plus real estate depreciation and amortization and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.   In addition to presenting FFO in accordance with the NAREIT definition, we also disclose normalized FFO,which adjusts FFO for items that relate to unanticipated or non-core events or activities or accounting changes that, if not noted, would make comparison to prior period results and market expectations less meaningful to investors and analysts. We believe that the use of FFO, combined with the required GAAP presentations, improves the understanding of our operating results among investors and the use of normalized FFO makes comparisons of our operating results with prior periods and other companies more meaningful. While FFO and normalized FFO are relevant and widely used supplemental measures of operating and financial performance of REITs, they should not be viewed as a substitute measure of our operating performance since the measures do not reflect either depreciation and amortization costs or the level of capital expenditures and leasing costs necessary to maintain the operating performance of our properties, which can be significant economic costs that could materially impact our results of operations. FFO and normalized FFO should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) as indicators of our financial performance or to cash flow from operating activities (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our liquidity.   We calculate adjusted funds from operations, or AFFO, by subtracting from or adding to normalized FFO (i) unbilled rent revenue, (ii) non-cash share-based compensation expense, and (iii) amortization of deferred financing costs.  AFFO is an operating measurement that we use to analyze our results of operations based on the receipt, rather than the accrual, of our rental revenue and on certain other adjustments. We believe that this is an important measurement because our leases generally have significant contractual escalations of base rents and therefore result in recognition of rental income that is not collected until future periods, and costs that are deferred or are non-cash charges.  Our calculation of AFFO may not be comparable to AFFO or similarly titled measures reported by other REITs. AFFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (calculated pursuant to GAAP) as an indicator of our results of operations or to cash flow from operating activities (calculated pursuant to GAAP) as an indicator of our liquidity.   Medical Properties Trust, Inc.Charles Lambert, 205-397-8897Managing Director ? Capital Marketsclambert@medicalpropertiestrust.com