Press Release

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial and Operating Results

- Successfully completed the Spin-Off of Spirit MTA REIT -

- Over 8 million shares ($63.9 million) of common stock repurchased in the second quarter -

Company Release - 8/7/2018 5:23 PM ET

DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) ("Spirit" or the "Company"), a premier net-lease real estate investment trust ("REIT") that primarily invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate, today reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

SECOND QUARTER 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Generated Net Income from Continuing Operations of $0.05 versus $0.01 per share, FFO of $0.16 versus $0.18 per share and AFFO of $0.20 versus $0.21 per share, in each case, compared to same quarter in 2017.
  • Real estate portfolio occupancy was 99.6% as of June 30, 2018.
  • Repurchased 8.1 million shares of outstanding common stock, prior to the Spin-Off of Spirit MTA REIT, at a weighted average price of $7.93.
  • Spirit's corporate liquidity was $882.8 million as of June 30, 2018, including availability under its unsecured line of credit, term loan and cash available for investment.
  • On May 31, 2018, successfully completed the previously announced Spin-Off of Spirit MTA REIT ("SMTA") with the distribution of one share of SMTA common stock for every ten shares of Spirit common stock to all of Spirit's stockholders of record as of May 18, 2018.

CEO COMMENTS

"We are very pleased with our second quarter results and activity, having successfully completed our Spin-Off transaction, which we believe has created meaningful value for investors and significantly improved Spirit's operating and balance sheet metrics. Spirit now has a portfolio that is 99.6% occupied, with a top 10 tenancy that comprises just 25.5% of contractual rent and an unencumbered asset base that represents approximately 80% of total real estate investments," stated Jackson Hsieh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spirit. "We are also excited about the acquisitions pipeline we are building for Spirit as we seek to prudently deploy our well-funded balance sheet toward targeted acquisitions that fit within our heat map strategy. In fact, we have $285 million of acquisitions either under contract or letter of intent. As we look ahead, we believe Spirit offers an attractive combination of stable income and potential earnings growth."

FINANCIAL RESULTS

Total revenues from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were $102.5 million compared to $108.7 million for the same period last year. Total revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $206.0 million compared to $215.2 million for the same period last year.

Net income attributable to common stockholders was $14.6 million, or $0.03 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $23.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $42.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $36.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the same period last year.

FFO per diluted share was $0.16 and $0.18 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. FFO per diluted share was $0.40 and $0.38 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

AFFO was $87.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $99.1 million for the same period last year. AFFO per diluted share was $0.20 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $0.21 for the same period last year. AFFO was $182.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $197.2 million for the same period last year. AFFO per diluted share was $0.42 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $0.41 for the same period last year.

The Board of Directors  declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share. The quarterly dividend was paid on July 13, 2018 to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2018.

SECOND QUARTER PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS

During the three months ended June 30, 2018, Spirit invested $15.2 million to acquire four properties and invested $10.8 million in revenue producing capital expenditures related to an additional 25 properties. The acquisitions included two transactions that earn an initial weighted-average cash yield of approximately 8.34% and have an average lease term of 13.5 years. The four newly acquired properties were subsequently transferred to SMTA in conjunction with the Spin-Off. Approximately $1.5 million of the revenue producing capital expenditures were invested in seven properties that were also subsequently transferred to SMTA.

The Company disposed of 11 properties for $29.2 million in gross proceeds, including the sale of five income producing properties for $7.2 million with a weighted average capitalization rate of 7.88%. Two of the remaining properties were transferred to CMBS lenders, resulting in the resolution of $22.4 million in secured debt. Included in the disposals were three properties from the SMTA portfolios, disposed of prior to the Spin-Off, with gross proceeds of $4.7 million and a weighted average capitalization rate of 7.84%.

As of June 30, 2018, Spirit's diversified real estate portfolio, comprised of 1,458 owned properties, was 99.6% occupied with a weighted average remaining lease term of 9.6 years.

FIRST HALF PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS

During the six months ended June 30, 2018, Spirit invested $17.8 million to acquire five properties and invested $18.1 million in revenue producing capital expenditures related to an additional 52 properties. The acquisitions included three transactions which earn an initial weighted-average cash yield of approximately 8.69% and have an average lease term of 13.8 years. Four of the newly acquired properties were subsequently transferred to SMTA in conjunction with the Spin-Off. Approximately $1.7 million of the revenue producing capital expenditures were invested in nine properties that were also subsequently transferred to SMTA.

The Company disposed of 40 properties for $66.9 million in gross proceeds, including the sale of 30 income producing properties for $35.4 million with a weighted average capitalization rate of 11.38%. Six of the remaining properties were transferred to CMBS lenders, resulting in the resolution of $56.0 million in secured debt. Included in the disposals were 22 properties from the SMTA portfolios, disposed of prior to the Spin-Off, with gross proceeds of $24.5 million and a weighted average capitalization rate of 13.23%.

In January 2018, Spirit funded a $35.0 million, B-1 term loan to Shopko as part of a syndicated loan and security agreement. The loan bears interest at 12.0% per annum and matures in June of 2020. The loan is secured by Shopko's assets collateralizing their $784.0 million asset-back lending facility. The loan was subsequently contributed to SMTA in conjunction with the Spin-Off.

BALANCE SHEET, LIQUIDITY & CAPITAL MARKETS

  • Retired the full $123.1 million of Master Trust 2013 Series 2013-1 Class A notes on May 21, 2018. No make-whole payment was associated with the redemption of these notes.
  • Unencumbered Assets totaled $3.9 billion as of June 30, 2018, representing approximately 80% of Spirit's total real estate investments.
  • As of August 6, 2018, Spirit had approximately $25.6 million in cash and cash equivalents and $800 million of available borrowing capacity under its unsecured line of credit.
  • As of August 6, 2018, Spirit had additional funds available for acquisitions of approximately $7.4 million in its 1031 Exchange and Spirit Master Trust Program release accounts.
  • As of August 6, 2018, our outstanding common share count is 428,566,702.

Definitions for non-GAAP measures can be found in the supplemental financial and operating report posted on Spirit's website along with this release. A reconciliation of FFO and AFFO to net income attributable to common stockholders is included in this document.

SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

In August 2017, Spirit's Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program (the "2017 Share Repurchase Program"), under which the Company could repurchase up to $250.0 million of its outstanding common stock. In the second quarter, and prior to the SMTA Spin-Off, the Company repurchased 8.1 million shares of its outstanding common stock at a weighted average price of $7.93 per share. As of May 31, 2018, the Company has fully utilized the authorized capacity under the 2017 Share Repurchase Program, having purchased 30.7 million shares of its common stock at a weighted average price of $8.14.

On May 1, 2018, Spirit's Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program, under which the Company may repurchase up to $250.0 million of its outstanding common stock. No shares have been repurchased under this new program.

2018 GUIDANCE

The Company is updating its previously stated full-year guidance for Spirit as a stand-alone entity, pro-forma for the expected distribution of SMTA, as if the distribution had been effected as of January 1, 2018, and is introducing full-year AFFO per share guidance for Spirit, inclusive of its ownership in SMTA from January 1 through May 31, 2018:

  • AFFO of $0.75 to $0.76 per share (excluding severance charges),
  • Pro-forma AFFO of $0.67 to $0.68 per share (excluding severance charges),
  • Capital deployment of $450.0 million to $550.0 million (comprising acquisitions, revenue producing capital expenditures and stock repurchases),
  • Asset dispositions of $50.0 million to $100.0 million, and
  • Adjusted Debt to Adjusted EBITDAre of 5.2x to 5.4x.

The Company does not provide a reconciliation for its guidance range of AFFO per diluted share to net income available to common stockholders per diluted share, the most directly comparable forward looking GAAP financial measure, due to the inherent variability in timing and/or amount of various items that could impact net income available to common stockholders per diluted share, including, for example, gains on debt extinguishment, impairments and other items that are outside the control of the Company.

EARNINGS WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL TIME

The Company's second quarter 2018 earnings conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties can listen to the call via the following:

Internet:

The webcast link, as well as the dial-in information and other pertinent details relating to the earnings conference call can be located on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.spiritrealty.com.



Phone:

(888) 349-0136 (Domestic) / (412) 542-4152 (International) / (855) 669-9657 (Canada)


No access code required.



Replay:

Available through August 22, 2018 with access code 10122401


(877) 344-7529 (Domestic) / (412) 317-0088 (International) / (855) 669-9658 (Canada)

SUPPLEMENTAL PACKAGE

A supplemental financial and operating report that contains non-GAAP measures and other defined terms, along with this press release, have been posted to the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.spiritrealty.com.

ABOUT SPIRIT REALTY

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in high-quality, operationally essential real estate, subject to long-term, net leases. Over the past decade, Spirit has become an industry leader and owner of income-producing, strategically located retail, industrial, office and data center properties providing superior risk adjusted returns and steady dividend growth for our stockholders.

As of June 30, 2018, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 1,512 properties, including properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 27.7 million square feet, are leased to approximately 250 tenants across 49 states and 32 industries. More information about Spirit Realty Capital can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.spiritrealty.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "plan," "will," "estimate," "project," "intend," "believe," "guidance," and other similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, Spirit's continued ability to source new investments, risks associated with using debt to fund Spirit's business activities (including refinancing and interest rate risks, changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads, changes in the price of our common stock, and conditions of the equity and debt capital markets, generally), unknown liabilities acquired in connection with acquired properties or interests in real-estate related entities, general risks affecting the real estate industry and local real estate markets (including, without limitation, the market value of our properties, the inability to enter into or renew leases at favorable rates, portfolio occupancy varying from our expectations, dependence on tenants' financial condition and operating performance, and competition from other developers, owners and operators of real estate), the financial performance of our retail tenants and the demand for retail space, particularly with respect to challenges being experienced by general merchandise retailers, potential fluctuations in the consumer price index, risks associated with our failure to maintain our status as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, risks and uncertainties of the impact of the Spin-Off on Spirit's business, and other additional risks discussed in Spirit's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K. Spirit expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

NOTICE REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

In addition to U.S. GAAP financial measures, this press release and the referenced supplemental financial and operating report and related addenda contain and may refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are in addition to, not a substitute for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered replacements for, and should be read together with, the most comparable GAAP financial measures.  Definitions of non-GAAP financial measures, reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and statements of why management believes these measures are useful to investors are included in the Appendix of the supplemental financial and operating report, which can be found in the investor relations page of our website.

SPIRIT REALTY CAPITAL, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenues:








Rentals

$

95,599



$

102,918



$

193,238



$

204,299


Interest income on loans receivable

294



754



1,289



1,527


Earned income from direct financing leases

465



518



930



1,130


Tenant reimbursement income

2,637



4,172



6,505



7,652


Related party fee income

2,219





2,219




Other income

1,245



308



1,817



559


Total revenues

102,459



108,670



205,998



215,167


Expenses:








General and administrative

13,520



21,868



28,810



34,044


Property costs (including reimbursable)

4,806



7,780



10,357



14,013


Real estate acquisition costs

70



414



117



674


Interest

23,548



28,051



46,601



55,857


Depreciation and amortization

39,942



43,441



80,636



87,316


Impairments

1,478



10,074



4,975



37,957


Total expenses

83,364



111,628



171,496



229,861


Income (loss) from continuing operations before other income and income tax expense

19,095



(2,958)



34,502



(14,694)


Other income:








Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment

5,509



7



27,092



(23)


(Loss) gain on disposition of assets

(860)



6,884



391



11,897


Preferred dividend income from SMTA

1,250





1,250




Total other income

5,899



6,891



28,733



11,874


Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense

24,994



3,933



63,235



(2,820)


Income tax expense

(177)



(160)



(340)



(277)


Income (loss) from continuing operations

24,817



3,773



62,895



(3,097)


(Loss) income from discontinued operations

(7,653)



19,433



(15,013)



39,132


Net income and total comprehensive income

17,164



23,206



47,882



36,035


Dividends paid to preferred stockholders

(2,588)





(5,176)




Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

14,576



$

23,206



$

42,706



$

36,035


Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders - diluted








Continuing operations

$

0.05



$

0.01



$

0.13



$

(0.01)


Discontinued operations

(0.02)



0.04



(0.03)



0.08


Net income per share attributable to common stockholders - diluted

$

0.03



$

0.05



$

0.10



$

0.07


Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:








Basic

428,134,240



479,102,268



436,458,588



480,845,051


Diluted

429,018,934



479,102,268



437,016,151



480,845,051


 

SPIRIT REALTY CAPITAL, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)



June 30,
2018


December 31,
2017

Assets




Investments:




Real estate investments:




Land and improvements

$

1,586,288



$

1,598,355


Buildings and improvements

2,971,052



2,989,451


Total real estate investments

4,557,340



4,587,806


Less: accumulated depreciation

(560,600)



(503,568)



3,996,740



4,084,238


Loans receivable, net

55,438



78,466


Intangible lease assets, net

287,607



306,252


Real estate assets under direct financing leases, net

24,828



24,865


Real estate assets held for sale, net

18,825



20,469


Net investments

4,383,438



4,514,290


Cash and cash equivalents

9,289



8,792


Deferred costs and other assets, net

107,273



121,949


Investment in Master Trust 2014

33,581




Preferred equity investment in Spirit MTA REIT

150,000




Goodwill

225,600



225,600


Assets related to SMTA Spin-Off



2,392,880


Total assets

$

4,909,181



$

7,263,511


Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Liabilities:




Revolving Credit Facility

$

346,500



$

112,000


Term Loan, net




Senior Unsecured Notes, net

295,542



295,321


Mortgages and notes payable, net

467,334



589,644


Convertible Notes, net

722,756



715,881


Total debt, net

1,832,132



1,712,846


Intangible lease liabilities, net

125,905



130,574


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

121,858



131,642


Liabilities related to SMTA Spin-Off



1,968,840


Total liabilities

2,079,895



3,943,902


Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock and paid in capital, $0.01 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized: 6,900,000 shares issued and outstanding at both June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

166,193



166,193


Common stock, $0.01 par value, 750,000,000 shares authorized: 428,570,110 and 448,868,269 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

4,286



4,489


Capital in excess of common stock par value

4,986,719



5,193,631


Accumulated deficit

(2,327,912)



(2,044,704)


Total stockholders' equity

2,829,286



3,319,609


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

4,909,181



$

7,263,511


 

SPIRIT REALTY CAPITAL, INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

FFO and AFFO



Month Ended


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


June 30, 2018(1)


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

2,558



$

14,576



$

23,206



$

42,706



$

36,035


Add/(less):










Portfolio depreciation and amortization

13,284



53,838



64,081



115,814



128,936


Portfolio impairments

1,476



1,349



15,996



15,918



50,372


Realized losses (gains) on sales of real estate

1,018



(722)



(15,273)



(117)



(31,490)


Total adjustments to net income

15,778



54,465



64,804



131,615



147,818


FFO attributable to common stockholders

$

18,336



$

69,041



$

88,010



$

174,321



$

183,853


Add/(less):










(Gain) loss on debt extinguishment



(5,401)



(8)



(26,729)



22


Real estate acquisition costs

23



408



424



456



577


Transaction costs

2,676



16,033



485



19,965



485


Non-cash interest expense

1,500



6,263



5,665



13,804



11,127


Accrued interest and fees on defaulted loans

98



295



899



851



1,573


Straight-line rent, net of related bad debt expense

(1,172)



(4,187)



(4,763)



(8,644)



(10,209)


Other amortization and non-cash charges

(282)



(89)



(760)



(694)



(1,705)


Non-cash compensation expense

2,617



4,739



9,194



9,105



11,438


Total adjustments to FFO

5,460



18,061



11,136



8,114



13,308


AFFO attributable to common stockholders

$

23,796



$

87,102



$

99,146



$

182,435



$

197,161


Dividends declared to common stockholders

N/A



$

77,143



$

82,422



$

155,724



$

169,544


Dividends declared as a percent of AFFO

N/A



89

%


83

%


85

%


86

%

Net income per share of common stock










Basic (2)

$

0.01



$

0.03



$

0.05



$

0.10



$

0.07


Diluted (2)

$

0.01



$

0.03



$

0.05



$

0.10



$

0.07


FFO per diluted share of common stock (2)

$

0.043



$

0.16



$

0.18



$

0.40



$

0.38


AFFO per diluted share of common stock (2)

$

0.056



$

0.20



$

0.21



$

0.42



$

0.41


Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:










Basic

426,580,417



428,134,240



479,102,268



436,458,588



480,845,051


Diluted

427,465,111



429,018,934



479,102,268



437,016,151



480,845,051




(1)

Activity for the month ended June 30, 2018 was extracted from the financial records of the Company. Certain adjustments were made to quarterly entries to reflect stand-alone activities for the month.

(2)

For the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, dividends paid to unvested restricted stockholders of $0.3 million and $0.2 million, respectively, and for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, dividends paid to unvested restricted stockholders of $0.7 million and $0.4 million, respectively, are deducted from net income, FFO and AFFO attributable to common stockholders in the computation of per share amounts.

 

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