Sun Communities, Inc. Reports 2012 First Quarter Results
April 26, 2012
Sun Communities, Inc. Reports 2012 First Quarter Results
Southfield, MI, April 26, 2012 - Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI) (the "Company"), a real estate investment trust ("REIT") that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, today reported its first quarter results.
Highlights: Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 vs. March 31, 2011
FFO(1) excluding transaction costs incurred in connection with acquisitions was $0.90 per diluted share and OP Unit ("Share") compared to $0.83 per Share in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of $0.07 per share, or 8.4 percent.
Same site Net Operating Income ("NOI")(2) increased by 7.3 percent.
Revenue producing sites increased by 294 sites, compared to an increase of 143 sites during the first quarter of 2011.
"We are pleased to report another quarter of strong core portfolio results as all significant growth drivers continue to meet or exceed expectations", said Gary A. Shiffman, Chairman and CEO. "Our expansions and acquisitions, particularly our Kentland acquisition, are adding to overall performance and contributing to revenue and occupancy gains", Shiffman added.
Funds from Operations ("FFO")(1)
FFO(1) increased to $25.7 million, or $0.89 per Share, in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to $18.8 million, or $0.82 per Share, in the first quarter of 2011. Excluding approximately $0.2 million in transaction costs incurred in connection with acquisitions during the three months ended March 31, 2012, FFO(1) was $25.9 million and $19.0 million, or $0.90 and $0.83 per Share for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders
Net income attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2012 was $5.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted common share, compared with net income of $2.4 million, or $0.11 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2011.
During the first quarter of 2012, revenue producing sites increased by 294 sites, comprised of 147 sites from properties acquired in 2011 and 147 sites from same site communities. This compares to 143 revenue producing sites gained in the first quarter of 2011, all of which were from same site properties. Same site occupancy increased to 86.1 percent at March 31, 2012 from 84.8 percent at March 31, 2011.
The Company rented an additional 302 homes during the three months ended March 31, 2012, bringing the total number of occupied rentals to 7,349.
Same Site Results
For 136 communities owned throughout 2012 and 2011, first quarter 2012 total revenues increased 5.3 percent and total expenses increased 0.3 percent, resulting in an increase in NOI(2) of 7.3 percent over the first quarter of 2011.
During the first quarter of 2012, 401 homes were sold, an increase of 44 sales or 12.3 percent from the 357 homes sold during the first quarter of 2011. Rental home sales included in total home sales above totaled 218 and 216 for the first quarters of 2012 and 2011, respectively.
In February 2012, we acquired three Florida recreational vehicle ("RV") communities, Three Lakes RV resort, Blueberry Hill RV resort, and Grand Lake Estates, located in Hudson, Bushnell, and Orange Lake, Florida, respectively. The communities are comprised of 1,114 RV sites. The communities were purchased for $24.5 million cash. In March 2012, these communities were encumbered with a $19.0 million loan. We believe this portfolio provides for growth from both rental increases and through improved seasonal occupancy.
Properties acquired since June 2011 have added $8.2 million of revenue, $4.7 million of net operating income and are preforming at or above proforma expectations. Fifty percent of the revenue producing sites gained in the first quarter 2012 were in acquired communities.
As previously announced, in January 2012, the Company completed a follow-on offering of 4,600,000 shares of common stock at a price of $35.50 per share. Net proceeds from the offering were $156.0 million after deducting the underwriting discounts and expenses related to the offering. The Company used $123.5 million of the net proceeds to repay outstanding debt and the remainder to fund the purchase of the three Florida RV communities in February 2012.
Earnings Conference Call
The Company will release its results on Thursday, April 26, 2012, prior to the opening of the market. A conference call to discuss first quarter operating results will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. (EST). To participate, call toll-free 877-941-8609. Callers outside the U.S. or Canada can access the call at 480-629-9692. A replay will be available following the call through May 10, 2012, and can be accessed toll-free by calling 800-406-7325 or by calling 303-590-3030. The Conference ID number for the call and the replay is 4525801. The conference call will be available live on Sun Communities website www.suncommunities.com. Replay will also be available on the website.
Sun Communities, Inc. is a REIT that currently owns and operates a portfolio of 162 communities comprising approximately 55,900 developed sites.
For more information about Sun Communities, Inc., please visit our website at www.suncommunities.com.
Please address all inquiries to our investor relations department, at our website www.suncommunities.com, by phone (248) 208-2500, by facsimile (248) 208-2645 or by mail Sun Communities, Inc. Investor Relations, 27777 Franklin Road, Southfield, MI 48034.
(1) Funds from operations ("FFO") is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") as net income (loss) (computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles "GAAP"), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable operating property, plus real estate-related depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure that management believes is a useful supplemental measure of the Company's operating performance. Management generally considers FFO to be a useful measure for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because, by excluding gains and losses related to sales of previously depreciated operating real estate assets, impairment and excluding real estate asset depreciation and amortization (which can vary among owners of identical assets in similar condition based on historical cost accounting and useful life estimates), FFO provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs, providing perspective not readily apparent from net loss. Management believes that the use of FFO has been beneficial in improving the understanding of operating results of REITs among the investing public and making comparisons of REIT operating results more meaningful. FFO is computed in accordance with the Company's interpretation of standards established by NAREIT, which may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than the Company.
Because FFO excludes significant economic components of net income (loss) including depreciation and amortization, FFO should be used as an adjunct to net income (loss) and not as an alternative to net income (loss). The principal limitation of FFO is that it does not represent cash flow from operations as defined by GAAP and is a supplemental measure of performance that does not replace net income (loss) as a measure of performance or net cash provided by operating activities as a measure of liquidity. In addition, FFO is not intended as a measure of a REIT's ability to meet debt principal repayments and other cash requirements, nor as a measure of working capital. FFO only provides investors with an additional performance measure.
(2) Investors in and analysts following the real estate industry utilize NOI as a supplemental performance measure. NOI is derived from revenues minus property operating expenses and real estate taxes. NOI does not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered to be an alternative to net income (loss) (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of the Company's financial performance or to be an alternative to cash flow from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of the Company's liquidity; nor is it indicative of funds available for the Company's cash needs, including its ability to make cash distributions. The Company believes that net income (loss) is the most directly comparable GAAP measurement to NOI. Net income (loss) includes interest and depreciation and amortization which often have no effect on the market value of a property and therefore limit its use as a performance measure. In addition, such expenses are often incurred at a parent company level and therefore are not necessarily linked to the performance of a real estate asset. The Company believes that NOI is helpful to investors as a measure of operating performance because it is an indicator of the return on property investment, and provides a method of comparing property performance over time. The Company uses NOI as a key management tool when evaluating performance and growth of particular properties and/or groups of properties. The principal limitation of NOI is that it excludes depreciation, amortization, interest expense, and non-property specific expenses such as general and administrative expenses, all of which are significant costs, and therefore, NOI is a measure of the operating performance of the properties of the Company rather than of the Company overall.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains various "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Company intends that such forward-looking statements will be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "will," "may," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "believes," "intends," "should," "plans," "estimates," "approximate", "guidance" and similar expressions in this press release that predict or indicate future events and trends and that do not report historical matters.
These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control. These risks, uncertainties, and other factors may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include national, regional and local economic climates, the ability to maintain rental rates and occupancy levels, competitive market forces, changes in market rates of interest, the ability of manufactured home buyers to obtain financing, the level of repossessions by manufactured home lenders and those risks and uncertainties referenced under the headings entitled "Risk Factors" contained in our 2011 Annual Report, and the Company's other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to provide public updates, revisions or amendments to any forward- looking statements made herein to reflect changes in the Company's assumptions, expectations of future events, or trends.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
|March 31, 2012||December 31, 2011|
|Investment property, net||$||1,229,208||$||1,196,606|
|Cash and cash equivalents||15,975||5,857|
|Inventory of manufactured homes||5,750||5,832|
|Notes and other receivables||112,932||114,884|
|Lines of credit||5,984||129,034|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)|
|Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000 shares authorized, none issued||$||-||$||-|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value, 90,000 shares authorized (March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, 28,269 and 23,612 shares issued respectively)||283||236|
|Additional paid-in capital||713,854||555,981|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(1,041||)||(1,273||)|
|Distributions in excess of accumulated earnings||(629,230||)||(617,953||)|
|Treasury stock, at cost (March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, 1,802 shares)||(63,600||)||(63,600||)|
|Total Sun Communities, Inc. stockholders' equity (deficit)||20,266||(126,609||)|
|Preferred OP units||45,548||45,548|
|Common OP units||(20,438||)||(19,594||)|
|TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)||45,376||(100,655||)|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)||$||1,408,016||$||1,367,974|
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Income from real property||$||64,296||$||53,836|
|Revenue from home sales||9,613||8,235|
|Rental home revenue||6,291||5,330|
|Ancillary revenues, net||263||294|
|Other income (loss), net||260||(49||)|
|COSTS AND EXPENSES|
|Property operating and maintenance||16,026||13,458|
|Real estate taxes||4,872||4,115|
|Cost of home sales||7,773||6,491|
|Rental home operating and maintenance||3,824||3,673|
|General and administrative - real property||5,058||4,478|
|General and administrative - home sales and rentals||2,209||1,973|
|Acquisition related costs||164||249|
|Depreciation and amortization||19,868||16,679|
|Interest on mandatorily redeemable debt||841||826|
|Income before income taxes and distributions from affiliates||5,696||2,366|
|Provision for state income taxes||(53||)||(131||)|
|Distributions from affiliates||750||350|
|Less: Preferred return to preferred OP units||579||-|
|Less: Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests||437||185|
|Net income attributable to Sun Communities, Inc. common stockholders||$||5,377||$||2,400|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding:|
|Earnings per share:|
|Dividends per common share:||$||0.63||$||0.63|
Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO(1)
(in thousands, except for per Share amounts)
|Three Months Ended|
|Net income attributable to Sun Communities, Inc. common stockholders||5,377||2,400|
|Preferred return to preferred OP units||579||-|
|Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests||437||185|
|Depreciation and amortization||20,115||17,019|
|Benefit for state income taxes (3)||-||(9||)|
|Gain on disposition of assets, net||(796||)||(808||)|
|Funds from operations ("FFO") (1)||25,712||18,787|
|Funds from operations per Share - fully diluted||$||0.89||$||0.82|
|Funds from operations per Share excluding acquisition costs - fully diluted||$||0.90||$||0.83|
(3) The state income tax benefit for the period ended March 31, 2011 represents the reversal of the Michigan Business Tax provision previously recorded.
Statement of Operations - Same Site
(in thousands except for other information)
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Income from real property||53,344||50,664||2,680||5.3||%|
|PROPERTY OPERATING EXPENSES:|
|Payroll and benefits||4,011||3,964||47||1.2||%|
|Legal, taxes, & insurance||583||701||(118||)||(16.8||)%|
|Supplies and repair||1,528||1,443||85||5.9||%|
|Real estate taxes||4,048||4,115||(67||)||(1.6||)%|
|Property operating expenses||14,442||14,401||41||0.3||%|
|NET OPERATING INCOME ("NOI")(2)||38,902||36,263||2,639||7.3||%|
|As of March 31,|
|Number of properties||136||136||-|
|Occupied sites (4)||39,377||38,641||736|
|Occupancy % (4)(5)||86.1||%||84.8||%||1.3||%|
|Weighted average monthly rent per site (6)||$||431||$||418||$||13|
|Sites available for development||5,255||5,439||(184||)|
(4) Occupied sites and occupancy % include manufactured housing and permanent recreational vehicle sites, and exclude seasonal recreational vehicle sites.
(5) Occupancy % excludes completed but vacant expansion sites.
(6) Average rent relates only to manufactured housing sites, and excludes permanent and seasonal recreational vehicle sites.
Rental Program Summary
(in thousands except for *)
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Rental home revenue||$||6,291||$||5,330||$||961||18.0||%|
|Site rent included in income from real property||9,045||7,572||1,473||19.5||%|
|Rental program revenue||15,336||12,902||2,434||18.9||%|
|Repairs and refurbishment||1,846||1,806||40||2.2||%|
|Taxes and insurance||805||736||69||9.4||%|
|Marketing and other||640||659||(19||)||(2.9||)%|
|Rental program operating and maintenance||3,824||3,673||151||4.1||%|
|NET OPERATING INCOME ("NOI") (2)||$||11,512||$||9,229||$||2,283||24.7||%|
|Occupied rental home information as of March 31, 2012 and 2011:|
|Number of occupied rentals, end of period*||7,349||6,235||1,114||17.9||%|
|Investment in occupied rental home||$||249,818||$||203,280||$||46,538||22.9||%|
|Number of sold rental homes*||218||216||2||0.9||%|
|Weighted average monthly rental rate*||$||764||$||741||$||23||3.1||%|
(amounts in thousands except for statistical data)
|Three Months Ended March 31, 2012|
|Income from real property||$||7,594|
|Revenue from home sales||372|
|Rental home revenue||200|
|COSTS AND EXPENSES:|
|Property operating and maintenance||2,271|
|Real estate taxes||825|
|Cost of home sales||290|
|Rental home operating and maintenance||95|
|NET OPERATING INCOME ("NOI") (2)||$||4,685|
|As of March 31, 2012|
|Number of properties||26|
|Occupied sites (4)||5,314|
|Occupancy % (4)(5)||86.6||%|
|Weighted average monthly rent per site (6)||$||381|
|Occupied rental home information :|
|Number of occupied rentals, end of period||330|
|Investment in occupied rental homes (in thousands)||$||10,054|
|Number of sold rental homes||2|
|Weighted average monthly rental rate||$||780|
|Home sales information :||Three Months Ended March 31, 2012|
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Source: Sun Communities via Thomson Reuters ONE
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