Press Release


LTC Reports 2020 First Quarter Results and Discusses Recent Activities

Company Release - 5/4/2020 5:45 AM ET

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC), a real estate investment trust that primarily invests in seniors housing and health care properties, today announced operating results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Net income available to common stockholders was $63.4 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, for the 2020 first quarter, compared with $20.3 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the same period in 2019. The improvement was primarily due to a $43.9 million net gain on sale of properties and higher rental and interest income in the 2020 first quarter, partially offset by lower income from investment in unconsolidated joint ventures and higher general and administrative expenses.

Funds from Operations (“FFO”) was $29.2 million for the 2020 first quarter, compared with $29.9 million for the comparable 2019 period. FFO per diluted common share was $0.74 and $0.75 for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease in FFO and FFO per diluted common share was primarily due to lower income from unconsolidated joint ventures and higher general and administrative expenses during 2020 first quarter, partially offset by higher rental and interest income.

LTC completed the following transactions during the first quarter of 2020:

  • Acquired a 140-bed skilled nursing center in Longview, Texas for approximately $13.5 million, and entered into a 10-year master lease with an initial cash yield of 8.5% escalating 2% annually with two, five-year renewal options;
  • Completed the sale of its Preferred Care, Inc. portfolio with the sale of 21 skilled nursing centers, as previously announced. These properties included 2,411 beds in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Texas, generated net proceeds of $71.9 million, had a combined net book value of $29.1 million and resulted in gain on sale of approximately $43.9 million;
  • Completed construction of a 78-unit seniors housing community in Oregon; and
  • Purchased 615,827 shares of its common stock at an average price of $29.25 per share, including commissions, for a total investment of approximately $18.0 million under the stock repurchase plan which was approved by LTC’s Board of Directors on March 12, 2020. In order to preserve liquidity and financial flexibility in light of impact of the national COVID-19 pandemic, LTC’s Board of Directors made the strategic decision to terminate the stock repurchase plan on March 25, 2020.

Subsequent to March 31, 2020, LTC completed the following:

  • Received liquidation proceeds of $17.2 from the sale of properties in an unconsolidated joint venture. LTC anticipates receiving additional proceeds of $1.3 million and expects to recognize a loss on liquidation of unconsolidated joint ventures of approximately $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2020 related to the dissolution of this joint venture.

Conference Call Information

LTC will conduct a conference call on Monday, May 4, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time), to provide commentary on its performance and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The conference call is accessible by telephone and the internet. Interested parties may access the live conference call via the following:

Webcast

www.LTCreit.com

USA Toll-Free Number

1-877-510-2862

International Toll-Free Number

1-412-902-4134

Canada Toll-Free Number

1-855-669-9657

Additionally, an audio replay of the call will be available one hour after the live call and through May 18, 2020 via the following:

USA Toll-Free Number

1-877-344-7529

International Toll-Free Number

1-412-317-0088

Canada Toll-Free Number

1-855-669-9658

Conference Number

10142255

An audio archive will be available on LTC’s website on the “Presentations” page of the “Investor Information” section, which is under the “Investors” tab. LTC’s earnings release and supplemental information package for the current period will be available on its website on the “Press Releases” and “Presentations” pages, respectively, of the “Investor Information” section which is under the “Investors” tab.

About LTC

LTC is a real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in seniors housing and health care properties primarily through sale-leasebacks, mortgage financing, joint-ventures and structured finance solutions including preferred equity and mezzanine lending. LTC holds 180 investments in 27 states with 29 operating partners. The portfolio is comprised of investments of approximately 50% seniors housing and 50% skilled nursing properties. Learn more at www.LTCreit.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that are not purely historical and are “forward looking statements” 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, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. All statements other than historical facts contained in this press release are forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Please see LTC’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its other publicly available filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. All forward looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof, and LTC assumes no obligation to update such forward looking statements. Although the Company’s management believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The actual results achieved by the Company may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to the risks and uncertainties of such statements.

LTC PROPERTIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

 

$

38,035

 

$

37,624

 

Interest income from mortgage loans

 

 

7,777

 

 

7,311

 

Interest and other income

 

 

598

 

 

521

 

Total revenues

 

 

46,410

 

 

45,456

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

7,710

 

 

7,467

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

9,669

 

 

9,607

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

 

1

 

 

83

 

Transaction costs

 

 

70

 

 

 

Property tax expense

 

 

4,223

 

 

4,386

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

5,100

 

 

4,571

 

Total expenses

 

 

26,773

 

 

26,114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of real estate, net

 

 

43,854

 

 

 

Operating income

 

 

63,491

 

 

19,342

 

Income from unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

231

 

 

1,085

 

Net income

 

 

63,722

 

 

20,427

 

Income allocated to non-controlling interests

 

 

(89)

 

 

(81)

 

Net income attributable to LTC Properties, Inc.

 

 

63,633

 

 

20,346

 

Income allocated to participating securities

 

 

(263)

 

 

(92)

 

Net income available to common stockholders

 

$

63,370

 

$

20,254

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.60

 

$

0.51

 

Diluted

 

$

1.60

 

$

0.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares used to calculate earnings per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

39,539

 

 

39,532

 

Diluted

 

 

39,541

 

 

39,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends declared and paid per common share

 

$

0.57

 

$

0.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Reporting Measures

FFO and Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) are supplemental measures of a real estate investment trust’s (“REIT”) financial performance that are not defined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Investors, analysts and the Company use FFO and FAD as supplemental measures of operating performance. The Company believes FFO and FAD are helpful in evaluating the operating performance of a REIT. Real estate values historically rise and fall with market conditions, but cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with GAAP assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. We believe that by excluding the effect of historical cost depreciation, which may be of limited relevance in evaluating current performance, FFO and FAD facilitate like comparisons of operating performance between periods. Occasionally, the Company may exclude non-recurring items from FFO and FAD in order to allow investors, analysts and our management to compare the Company’s operating performance on a consistent basis without having to account for differences caused by unanticipated items.

FFO, as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), means net income available to common stockholders (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding gains or losses on the sale of real estate and impairment write-downs of depreciable real estate, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company’s computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or have a different interpretation of the current NAREIT definition from that of the Company; therefore, caution should be exercised when comparing our Company’s FFO to that of other REITs.

We define FAD as FFO excluding the effects of straight-line rent, amortization of lease inducement, effective interest income, deferred income from unconsolidated joint ventures, non-cash compensation charges, capitalized interest and non-cash interest charges. GAAP requires rental revenues related to non-contingent leases that contain specified rental increases over the life of the lease to be recognized evenly over the life of the lease. This method results in rental income in the early years of a lease that is higher than actual cash received, creating a straight-line rent receivable asset included in our consolidated balance sheet. At some point during the lease, depending on its terms, cash rent payments exceed the straight-line rent which results in the straight-line rent receivable asset decreasing to zero over the remainder of the lease term. Effective interest method, as required by GAAP, is a technique for calculating the actual interest rate for the term of a mortgage loan based on the initial origination value. Similar to the accounting methodology of straight-line rent, the actual interest rate is higher than the stated interest rate in the early years of the mortgage loan thus creating an effective interest receivable asset included in the interest receivable line item in our consolidated balance sheet and reduces down to zero when, at some point during the mortgage loan, the stated interest rate is higher than the actual interest rate. FAD is useful in analyzing the portion of cash flow that is available for distribution to stockholders. Investors, analysts and the Company utilize FAD as an indicator of common dividend potential. The FAD payout ratio, which represents annual distributions to common shareholders expressed as a percentage of FAD, facilitates the comparison of dividend coverage between REITs.

While the Company uses FFO and FAD as supplemental performance measures of our cash flow generated by operations and cash available for distribution to stockholders, such measures are not representative of cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP, and are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs and should not be considered an alternative to net income available to common stockholders.

Reconciliation of FFO and FAD

The following table reconciles GAAP net income available to common stockholders to each of NAREIT FFO attributable to common stockholders and FAD (unaudited, amounts in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net income available to common stockholders

$

63,370

 

$

20,254

 

Add: Depreciation and amortization

 

9,669

 

 

9,607

 

Less: Gain on sale of real estate, net

 

(43,854)

 

 

 

NAREIT FFO attributable to common stockholders

 

29,185

 

 

29,861

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add: Non-recurring items

 

 

 

576

(1) (2)

FFO attributable to common stockholders, excluding non-recurring items

$

29,185

 

$

30,437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAREIT FFO attributable to common stockholders

$

29,185

 

$

29,861

 

Non-cash income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: straight-line rental income

 

(839)

 

 

(1,238)

 

Add: amortization of lease costs

 

101

 

 

87

 

Add: Other non-cash contra-revenue

 

 

 

1,926

(1)

Less: Effective interest income from mortgage loans

 

(1,523)

 

 

(1,415)

 

Less: Deferred income from unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

 

(7)

 

Net non-cash income

 

(2,261)

 

 

(647)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add: Non-cash compensation charges

 

1,777

 

 

1,689

 

Less: Capitalized interest

 

(191)

 

 

(260)

 

Net non-cash expense

 

1,586

 

 

1,429

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funds available for distribution (FAD)

 

28,510

 

 

30,643

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Non-recurring income

 

 

 

(1,350)

(2)

Funds available for distribution (FAD), excluding non-recurring items

$

28,510

 

$

29,293

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Represents the write-off of straight-line rent due to a lease termination and transition of two senior housing communities to a new operator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2) Represents deferred rent repayment from an operator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAREIT Basic FFO attributable to common stockholders per share

$

0.74

 

$

0.76

 

NAREIT Diluted FFO attributable to common stockholders per share

$

0.74

 

$

0.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAREIT Diluted FFO attributable to common stockholders

$

29,185

 

$

29,953

 

Weighted average shares used to calculate NAREIT diluted FFO per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

attributable to common stockholders

 

39,541

 

 

39,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted FFO attributable to common stockholders, excluding non-recurring items

$

29,185

 

$

30,529

 

Weighted average shares used to calculate diluted FFO, excluding non-recurring

 

 

 

 

 

 

items, per share attributable to common stockholders

 

39,541

 

 

39,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted FAD, excluding non-recurring items

$

28,510

 

$

29,385

 

Weighted average shares used to calculate diluted FAD, excluding non-recurring

 

 

 

 

 

 

items, per share

 

39,541

 

 

39,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LTC PROPERTIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in thousands, except per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

ASSETS

 

(unaudited)

 

(audited)

 

Investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

$

127,774

 

$

126,703

 

Buildings and improvements

 

 

1,310,403

 

 

1,295,899

 

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

(320,332)

 

 

(312,642)

 

Operating real estate property, net

 

 

1,117,845

 

 

1,109,960

 

Properties held-for-sale, net of accumulated depreciation: 2020—$0; 2019—$35,113

 

 

 

 

26,856

 

Real property investments, net

 

 

1,117,845

 

 

1,136,816

 

Mortgage loans receivable, net of loan loss reserve: 2020—$2,563; 2019—$2,560

 

 

254,396

 

 

254,099

 

Real estate investments, net

 

 

1,372,241

 

 

1,390,915

 

Notes receivable, net of loan loss reserve: 2020—$179; 2019—$181

 

 

17,769

 

 

17,927

 

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

19,061

 

 

19,003

 

Investments, net

 

 

1,409,071

 

 

1,427,845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

30,888

 

 

4,244

 

Debt issue costs related to bank borrowings

 

 

1,948

 

 

2,164

 

Interest receivable

 

 

28,097

 

 

26,586

 

Straight-line rent receivable

 

 

46,541

 

 

45,703

 

Lease incentives

 

 

2,764

 

 

2,552

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

5,476

 

 

5,115

 

Total assets

 

$

1,524,785

 

$

1,514,209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

 

$

89,900

 

$

93,900

 

Senior unsecured notes, net of debt issue costs: 2020—$773; 2019—$812

 

 

599,527

 

 

599,488

 

Accrued interest

 

 

3,503

 

 

4,983

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

25,800

 

 

30,412

 

Total liabilities

 

 

718,730

 

 

728,783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock: $0.01 par value; 60,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding: 2020—39,218; 2019—39,752

 

 

392

 

 

398

 

Capital in excess of par value

 

 

847,572

 

 

867,346

 

Cumulative net income

 

 

1,357,115

 

 

1,293,482

 

Cumulative distributions

 

 

(1,407,450)

 

 

(1,384,283)

 

Total LTC Properties, Inc. stockholders’ equity

 

 

797,629

 

 

776,943

 

Non-controlling interests

 

 

8,426

 

 

8,483

 

Total equity

 

 

806,055

 

 

785,426

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

1,524,785

 

$

1,514,209

 

 

Wendy Simpson
Pam Kessler
(805) 981-8655

Source: LTC Properties, Inc