TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 29, 2017) –
NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY NON-CANADIAN SOURCE
OneREIT (TSX:ONR.UN) today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.
- Funds from Operations, adjusted (“FFO, adjusted”) increased 1.7% to $37.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $37.1 million for the same period in 2015.
- FFO, adjusted increased to $9.6 million for the fourth quarter 2016, compared to $9.5 million for the same period in 2015.
- FFO, adjusted per unit was 11.0 cents and 43.3 cents for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively.
- FFO, adjusted payout ratio for the fourth quarter was 68.1%.
- The weighted average cost of mortgage debt decreased to 4.21%, an improvement of 35 basis points since December 31, 2015.
- Portfolio committed occupancy increased to 90.2% compared to 89.2% on December 31, 2015.
- Net operating income (“NOI”) was $18.4 million and $73.7 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.
- Debt to gross book value ratio (excluding and including convertible debentures) as at December 31, 2016 was 51.8% and 58.1% respectively.
- The process to explore strategic alternatives is ongoing.
Richard Michaeloff, President and CEO of OneREIT, said “During 2016, we continued to improve our portfolio by building on the strength of our locations and increasing our occupancy level while striving to best serve our communities. Our operating results continue on their positive trend, with our committed occupancy having exceeded the 90% level. Several significant leasing deals with strong covenants were finalized including a 44,000 square feet lease to the City of Toronto and a 20,500 square feet lease to Planet Fitness, at Yorkgate Mall. Our leasing team is driving higher occupancy and continuing to build on our quality tenant profile. In addition, our redevelopment of the Golden Mile Shopping Centre continues on schedule, with the Real Canadian Superstore® (Loblaws) expected to commence paying rent and open its 92,000 square foot store later this spring. Our internalization of property management, completed in the spring of 2016 continues to meet our expectations and is starting to contribute positively to our leasing and occupancy levels.”
|Three months ended
|(all amounts in $000’s, except per unit amounts and ratios)||2016||2015||2016||2015|
|Rental revenue and other income||30,026||30,742||119,947||123,270|
|Property operating expenses||12,169||12,393||48,156||50,202|
|Property operating income||17,857||18,349||71,791||73,068|
|Share of joint venture net operating income||498||458||1,879||1,822|
|Net operating income (1)||18,355||18,807||73,670||74,890|
|Finance costs – joint venture operations||212||191||738||776|
|Finance costs – operations||7,657||7,941||31,557||32,626|
|Finance costs – distributions on Class B Units||830||826||3,321||4,133|
|Income before fair value gains (losses) and other income||8,614||8,693||33,289||32,833|
|Fair value gains (losses) associated with financial instruments||8,066||(4,053||)||(4,082||)||67|
|Fair value gains (losses) on investment property||1,027||340||(726||)||(5,201||)|
|Fair value gain (loss) on joint venture||(285||)||(51||)||(472||)||222|
|Impairment loss on joint venture||(2,782||)||–||(2,782||)||–|
|Loss on sale of investment property||(480||)||–||(480||)||(712||)|
|Net Income for the period||14,160||4,929||24,747||27,209|
|FFO, adjusted (2)||9,614||9,543||37,697||37,075|
|FFO, adjusted per unit||$||0.110||$||0.111||$||0.433||$||0.431|
|FFO, adjusted payout ratio||68.1||%||68.2||%||69.3||%||69.6||%(3)|
|(1)||A non-IFRS measurement, calculated by the REIT as rental revenue (net rents, property tax and operating cost recoveries, as well as other miscellaneous income from tenants) less operating expenses for properties.|
|(2)||The reconciliations from net income (loss) to Funds from Operations, adjusted (“FFO, adjusted”) are included in the REIT’s MD&A.|
|(3)||FFO, adjusted payout ratio has been calculated on a pro forma basis as determined by the REIT’s annualized distribution rate of $0.30 per unit.|
The REIT’s management considers Net Operating Income, Funds from Operations, adjusted and Debt to Gross Book Value ratio to be indicative measures in evaluating the REIT’s performance. The table above includes non-IFRS information that should not be construed as an alternative to net income or cash flows from operations and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers as there is no standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS.
OneREIT will hold a conference call on Thursday March 30, 2017 at 11:00 am (ET). Participating on the call will be members of the REIT’s senior management.
Investors are invited to access the call by dialling 416-642-5209 or 1-800-347-6311. A recording of this call will be made available Thursday March 30, 2017 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET) through to Thursday, April 13, 2017 ending at 2:00pm (ET). To access the recording, please call 647-436-0148 or 1-888-203-1112 and use the reservation number 7287613.
OneREIT is an unincorporated, open-end real estate investment trust which focuses on owning and acquiring retail properties across Canada with the goal of enhancing long-term Unitholder value.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s expectations regarding the REIT’s future growth, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities. These statements relate to, but are not limited to, the REIT’s expectations, intentions, plans and beliefs . In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” or the negative or grammatical variations of these terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should be aware that these statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to: those discussed or referenced under the heading “Risk Factors” in the REIT’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, as well as competition within the commercial real estate sector, the effective international, national and regional economic conditions and the availability of capital to fund further investments in the REIT’s business. Actual events or results may differ materially from those suggested by any forward-looking statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and various future events will not occur. Although management of the REIT believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements will occur as anticipated. Neither the REIT nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking statements, and no one has any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or such other factors which affect this information, except as required by law.
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