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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Reports 22% Increase in Normalized FFO in Second Quarter

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Reports 22% Increase in Normalized FFO in Second Quarter22:34 EDT Tuesday, August 07, 2012SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) ("HTA" or the "Company") announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2012.HTA listed its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange during the second quarter further positioning the Company to continue to execute its strategic plan.  As of June 30, 2012, the Company had invested $2.5 billion in a high quality portfolio of medical office buildings ("MOB").  The portfolio is 96% on-campus or aligned with dominant healthcare systems in 26 states. It is 91% occupied with 56% credit rated tenants of which 39% are investment grade. The Company has a strong balance sheet with flexibility and liquidity for growth and it has investment grade ratings by Moody's and Standard & Poors. Management is pleased with the financial results for the second quarter and its earnings growth.  HTA will continue to focus on value creation for its shareholders by prudently investing in high quality MOBs, managing and operating its national portfolio and enhancing its investment grade balance sheet. Second Quarter 2012 HighlightsNormalized FFO:  Increased $6.5 million, or 22.2%, to $35.7 million, or $0.16 per share, as compared to 2011. Normalized FFO excludes listing and transitional costs and represents our ongoing operations as a publicly traded REIT.  Normalized FAD:  Increased $5.3 million, or 20.9% to $30.6 million, or $0.13 per share from $25.3 million, or $0.11 per share in 2011. Normalized FFO Run Rate:  Based upon the scheduled closing of the Rush transaction and the completion of the tender offer in the third quarter, combined with our ongoing G&A and interest savings, the run rate for normalized FFO is anticipated to be $0.16 per share on a quarterly basis and $0.64 on an annualized basis. NOI:  Increased by 11.2%, or $5.2 million to $51.5 million from $46.3 million in 2011. Same property cash NOI increased 2.7% compared to 2011. Revenues:  Total revenues increased by 12.0% to $76.3 million as compared to 2011. Listing Shares on the NYSE:  Listed the Company's Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "HTA" (the "Listing"). Balance Sheet:  As of June 30, 2012, the Company had total assets of $2.4 billion, cash and cash equivalents of $24.0 million, $575.0 million available on the unsecured revolving credit facility and a leverage ratio of total debt to total capitalization of 27.4%. Paid down secured debt:  The Company utilized proceeds from its $300.0 million unsecured term loan with an interest rate fixed at 2.95% per annum to repay four mortgage notes payable totaling $75.3 million with a weighted average interest rate of 6.0% per annum. Occupancy & Tenant Retention:  The occupancy rate of the Company's portfolio remains stable at approximately 91% and its tenant retention for the quarter was 83%. Transitioned Property Management: Transitioned 1.2 million square feet from third party property management companies to our in-house property management platform. Credit Rated Tenants:  Investment grade rated tenants as a percent of annualized base rent was 39% as of June 30, 2012 and 56% of the Company's annualized base rent derived from tenants that have (or whose parent companies have) a credit rating from a nationally recognized rating agency.Subsequent EventsCompleted Tender Offer:  Completed a $150.0 million tender offer on July 25, 2012 reducing the total outstanding shares to approximately 215 million. Closed on 7-Year term loan:  Closed on a $155.0 million term loan priced at LIBOR plus 200 bps and swapped $50.0 million of the principal to a fixed rate of 3.4% per annum at closing.  Should the remaining amount be swapped at the same rate, HTA's weighted average borrowing cost would be reduced to 4.2% from 5.05% per annum at the end of 2011. Acquisitions:  Entered into an agreement to purchase $54.0 million on-campus Rush MOB by converting existing mortgage note at 2010 cap rates. Stock Repurchase Plan: Approved a stock repurchase program to purchase up to $100.0 million of the Company's Class A common stock over a 2-year period.  ListingOn June 6, 2012, HTA completed the Listing of its Class A common stock on the NYSE under the symbol "HTA".  The Company believes that the listing will enable it to continue the execution of its strategic plan, increase stockholder value, enhance the Company's enterprise value, and provide access to more efficient, lower cost capital. The Class B shares will convert to Class A shares over time.  The Company incurred $12.5 million of expenses associated with the Listing and related transitional activities which were primarily for professional fees, share based compensation expense and other previously deferred offering costs.Financial ResultsFFO and Normalized FFOFunds from Operations, or FFO, totaled $11.7 million, or $0.05 per share for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared with $27.9 million, or $0.12 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2011.  Normalized FFO, totaled $35.7 million, or $0.16 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $29.2 million, or $0.13 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2011.  Normalized FAD  Normalized Funds Available for Distribution, or Normalized FAD, was $30.6 million or $0.13 per share, an increase of $5.3 million from $25.3 million, or $0.11 per share in 2011.RevenuesTotal revenues increased 12.0% to $76.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $68.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011.  Rental income increased 12.8% to $75.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $66.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011.  The increase in rental income was driven by $246.2 million of completed acquisitions since June 30, 2011 and same property portfolio growth.  General and Administrative ExpensesGeneral and administrative expenses were $4.9 million as compared $5.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011.  Management believes our general and administrative expense reflects the Company's normalized operations as a publicly traded REIT.Interest Expense and Change in the Fair Value of Derivative Financial InstrumentsInterest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2012 was $15.9 million which included a $4.8 million net loss on the change in the fair value of its derivative financial instruments.  During the quarter, the Company paid off $75.3 million of mortgage loans that had a weighted average interest rate of 6.0% per annum. During the first half of 2012, inclusive of the $155.0 million term loan which closed on July 20, 2012, HTA entered into over $1.0 billion of new credit facilities, including the refinancing of $650.0 million of existing mortgage and credit facilities.  The net impact from these transactions has been to lower the average borrowing rate and extend maturities.  The weighted average borrowing cost, inclusive of the term loan which closed July 20, 2012, has decreased to 4.2% per annum, down significantly from 5.05% per annum as of December 31, 2011.  Additionally, the weighted average remaining term of the debt portfolio increased from 3.8 years to 4.5 years.  As part of the refinancing activities, the Company retired approximately $75.3 million of secured mortgage loans with a weighted average interest rate of 6.0%.  In connection with the refinancings, HTA incurred $1.9 million of debt extinguishment costs associated with the retirement of these mortgage loans, but will result in annual cash savings of $2.25 million from decreased interest expense.  Balance SheetAs of June 30, 2012, the Company had total assets of $2.4 billion, cash and cash equivalents of $24.0 million, $575.0 million available on the unsecured revolving credit facility and a leverage ratio of total debt to total capitalization was 27.4%. Occupancy & Tenant RetentionThe occupancy rate of the portfolio remained at approximately 91%. Tenant retention for the quarter was 83%.    Credit Rated TenantsInvestment grade rated tenants as a percent of annualized base rent was 39% as of June 30, 2012 and 56% of annualized base rent is derived from tenants that have (or whose parent companies have) a credit rating from a nationally recognized rating agency.In-House Property Management Platform  During the quarter, the Company transitioned 1.2 million square feet from third party property management companies to its in-house property management platform and expects to have 70% of current GLA managed internally by year end.Tender OfferOn July 25, 2012, the Company completed a modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer ("Tender Offer") of the Company's Class A common stock.  As a result of the Tender Offer, the Company purchased 14.9 million shares of its Class A common stock at a purchase price of $10.10 per share, for an aggregate cost of $150.0 million, excluding fees and expenses.  The Tender Offer decreased total shares outstanding to 214.7 million as of July 25, 2012.In addition to the Tender Offer, the Company repurchased 2.1 million shares during the quarter as part of the Share Repurchase Program.  In connection with of the Listing, the Company terminated its previous Share Repurchase Program.Funds from Operations, Normalized Funds from Operations and Funds Available for DistributionHTA defines FFO, a non-GAAP measure, as net income or loss computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from sales of property and impairment write downs of depreciable assets, plus depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. HTA uses normalized funds from operations, or normalized FFO, which excludes from FFO acquisition-related expenses, net change in fair value of derivative financial instruments, listing expenses, transitional expenses, debt extinguishment costs and other normalizing items, to further evaluate how its portfolio might perform after its acquisition stage is complete and the sustainability of its distributions in the future.  Other normalizing items are non-recurring items such as legal settlements, lease termination fees and the write-off of deferred financing costs.  HTA defines normalized FAD, a non-GAAP measure, which excludes from normalized FFO interest and dividend income, non-cash compensation expense, straight-line rent adjustments, amortization of below and above market leases, deferred rent ? tenant improvement related, amortization of interest rate contracts, loan premiums, and prepaid financing costs and recurring capital expenditures, tenant improvements and leasing commissions.FFO, normalized FFO or normalized FAD should not be considered as an alternative to net income or to cash flows from operating activities and are not intended to be used as a liquidity measure indicative of cash flow available to fund HTA's cash needs, including its ability to make distributions. FFO, normalized FFO and normalized FAD should be reviewed in connection with other GAAP measurements.  The following is the reconciliation of FFO and normalized FFO to net (loss) income and normalized FFO to FAD for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 (amounts in thousands, except per share amounts): Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,2012201120122011Reconciliation of Net (loss) Income to FFO & Normalized FFONet (loss) income$          (19,314)$             1,162$       (19,620)$           3,352Depreciation and amortization30,96426,70158,32153,451FFO$            11,650$           27,863$         38,701$         56,803FFO per share - basic $                0.05$               0.12$             0.17$             0.26FFO per share - diluted$                0.05$               0.12$             0.17$             0.26Acquisition-related expenses2,9703615,2921,423Net change in fair value of derivative financial instruments4,7871,0785,295574Listing expenses12,544-12,544-Transitional expenses1,704-1,704-Debt extinguishment costs1,886-1,886-Other normalizing items135(111)200(1,417)Normalized FFO$           35,676$            29,191$       65,622$         57,383Normalized FFO per share - basic $                 0.16$               0.13$            0.29$             0.26Normalized FFO per share - diluted$                 0.16$               0.13$            0.29$             0.26Reconciliation of Normalized FFO to Normalized FADNormalized FFO $           35,676$            29,191$        65,622$        57,383Interest and dividend income(63)(26)(91)(144)Non-cash compensation expense(20)6459821,542Straight-line rent adjustments, net(2,119)(2,131)(4,564)(4,221)Amortization of acquired below and above market leases4276601,0221,338Deferred revenue - tenant improvement related(106)(157)(266)(574)Amortization of interest rate contracts, loan premiums and prepaid financing costs9537071,6461,634Recurring capital expenditures, tenant improvements and leasing commissions(4,116)(3,561)(5,873)(6,643)Normalized FAD$            30,632$         25,328$       58,478$         50,315Normalized FAD per share - basic $                 0.13$             0.11$            0.26$             0.23Normalized FAD per share - diluted$                 0.13$             0.11$            0.25$             0.23Weighted average common shares outstanding:Basic229,436228,341229,159221,607Diluted229,614228,801229,336222,067Net Operating IncomeNOI is a non-GAAP financial measure that is defined as net income or loss, computed in accordance with GAAP, generated from HTA's total portfolio of properties before general and administrative expenses, acquisition-related expenses, depreciation and amortization, listing expenses, non-traded REIT expenses, interest expense and net change in the fair value of derivative financial instruments, debt extinguishment costs and interest and dividend income.  HTA believes that NOI provides an accurate measure of the operating performance of its operating assets because NOI excludes certain items that are not associated with management of the properties. Additionally, HTA believes that NOI is a widely accepted measure of comparative operating performance in the real estate community. However, HTA's use of the term NOI may not be comparable to that of other real estate companies as they may have different methodologies for computing this amount.The following is the reconciliation of net (loss) income to NOI for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 (amounts in thousands):Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,2012201120122011Net (loss) income$     (19,314)$        1,162$    (19,620)$       3,352Add:General and administrative expenses4,9085,33110,91510,668Acquisition-related expenses2,9703615,2921,423Depreciation and amortization30,96426,70158,32153,451Listing expenses12,544-12,544-Non-traded REIT expenses1,7041,4243,8473,395Interest expense and net change in fair value of derivative financial instruments15,93211,39726,96521,239Debt extinguishment costs1,886-1,886-Less:Interest and dividend income632691144Net operating income$     51,531$      46,350$   100,059$     93,384Note that all figures are rounded to reflect approximate amounts.About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, is a fully-integrated, leading owner of medical office buildings.  HTA listed its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on June 6, 2012. HTA is a full-service real estate company focused on acquiring, owning and operating high-quality medical office buildings that are located on the campuses of nationally recognized healthcare systems in the major U.S. metropolitan areas.  Since its formation in 2006, HTA has built a portfolio of properties that totals approximately $2.5 billion based on purchase price and is comprised of approximately 12.4 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 26 states. For more information on Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., please visit www.htareit.com. FORWARD-LOOKING LANGUAGE This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to HTA. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not descriptions of historical facts and include statements regarding management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, plans or predictions of the future, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially and in adverse ways from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following: changes in economic conditions generally and the real estate market specifically; legislative and regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing the taxation of REITS and changes to laws governing the healthcare industry; the assessment of strategic success of our alternatives, including potential liquidity alternatives; the availability of capital; changes in interest rates; competition in the real estate industry; the supply and demand for operating properties in our proposed market areas; changes in accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; policies and guidelines applicable to REITs; the availability of properties to acquire; and the availability of financing.  Additional information concerning us and our business including additional factors that could materially and adversely affect our financial results including, but not limited to, the risks described under Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors, included in our annual report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the SEC. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSAs of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011(In thousands, except share and per share amount)(Unaudited) June 30, 2012December 31, 2011ASSETSReal estate investments, net$             2,001,932$           1,806,471Real estate notes receivable, net20,00057,459Cash and cash equivalents23,97769,491Accounts and other receivables, net11,29712,658Restricted cash and escrow deposits16,64916,718Identified intangible assets, net295,665272,390Other assets, net67,34756,442Total assets$             2,436,867$           2,291,629LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYLiabilities:Debt, net$                 859,318$              639,149Accounts payable and accrued liabilities59,21747,801Derivative financial instruments-interest rate swaps6,9981,792Security deposits, prepaid rent and other liabilities20,40419,930Identified intangible liabilities, net12,28411,832Total liabilities958,221720,504Commitments and ContingenciesRedeemable noncontrolling interest of limited partners3,6413,785Stockholders' Equity:Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding--Common stock, $0.01 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 228,491,312 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2011-2,284Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 700,000,000 shares authorized, 57,379,033 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012573-Class B common stock, $0.01 par value; 300,000,000 shares authorized, 171,845,262 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 20121,718-Additional paid-in capital2,039,9252,032,305Accumulated deficit(567,211)(467,249)Total stockholders' equity1,475,0051,567,340     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$             2,436,867$          2,291,629Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011(In thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,2012201120122011Revenues:Rental income$ 74,953$ 66,426$ 144,888$ 135,669Interest income from mortgage notes receivable and other income1,3081,6482,6163,297Total revenues76,26168,074147,504138,966Expenses:Rental expenses24,73021,72447,44545,582General and administrative expenses4,9085,33110,91510,668Acquisition-related expenses2,9703615,2921,423Depreciation and amortization30,96426,70158,32153,451Listing expenses12,544-12,544-Non-traded REIT expenses1,7041,4243,8473,395Total expenses77,82055,541138,364114,519(Loss) income before other income (expense)(1,559)12,5339,14024,447Other income (expense):Interest expense (including amortization of deferred financing costs and debt premium/discount):      Interest expense related to debt(10,498)(9,953)(20,731)(19,939)Interest expense related to derivative financial instruments and net change in fair value of derivative financial instruments(5,434)(1,444)(6,234)(1,300)Debt extinguishment costs(1,886)-(1,886)-Interest and dividend income632691144Net (loss) income$ (19,314)$ 1,162$ (19,620)$ 3,352Less: net (income) loss attributable to controlling interest of limited partners(8)9(16)(31)Net (loss) income attributable to controlling interest $ (19,322)$ 1,171$ (19,636)$ 3,321Net (loss) income per share attributable to controlling interest on distributed and undistributed earnings - basic and diluted$ (0.08)$ 0.01$ (0.09)$ 0.01Weighted average number of shares outstandingBasic229,436228,341229,159221,607Diluted229,436228,801229,159222,067Distributions declared per common share$ 0.17$ 0.18$ 0.35$ 0.36 SOURCE Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.For further information: Financial, Kellie S. Pruitt, Chief Financial Officer, +1-480-258-6637, kelliepruitt@htareit.com; or Media, Robert Milligan, Director of Finance, +1-480-998-3478, robertmilligan@htareit.com