TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Firm Capital Property Trust ("FCPT" or the "Trust"), (TSXV : FCD.UN) reported today its condensed interim consolidated
financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30,
Rental revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013
was $1,504,844 and $3,248,974, respectively. Net Operating Income ("NOI") for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $1,029,246
and $2,193,369 respectively. NOI margin for the three and nine months
ended September 30, 2013 was 68%.
For the three months ended September 30, 2013, FFO per Unit was $0.123
while AFFO per Unit was $0.117. FFO and AFFO payout ratios are 71% and
75%, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, FFO
per Unit was $0.319 while AFFO per Unit was $0.302. FFO and AFFO payout
ratios are 82% and 87%, respectively. Excluding non-recurring items,
FFO on a stabilized basis for the three and nine months ended September
30, 2013 would decrease to $0.114 and $0.294 per Unit, respectively.
This results in an FFO payout ratio of 77% and 89%, respectively.
Likewise, AFFO on a stabilized basis for the three and nine months
ended September 30, 2013 would decrease to $0.108 and $0.277 per Unit,
respectively. This results in an AFFO payout ratio of 81% and 95%,
PROPERTY PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS
The Trust's property portfolio consists of 30 properties with a total
Gross Leasable Area ("GLA") of 671,798 square feet, a 94.3% occupancy rate and a weighted average
net rent per square foot ("PSF") of $6.27 PSF. Debt/Gross Book Value ("GBV") stands at 50.6%.
The portfolio is well diversified across geographies with 42% of the NOI
generated from Ontario, 42% from Quebec and 16% from Nova Scotia. The
portfolio is equally diversified across asset classes with 46% of NOI
generated from Net Lease Convenience Retail, 42% from Industrial and
12% from Core Service Provider.
On August 1, 2013, the Trust closed the previously announced acquisition
of a 50% participation in 25 industrial buildings located in Montreal.
The total purchase price of 100% of the portfolio was $48.8 million,
including closing costs and working capital adjustments. The portfolio
is comprised of 1,029,898 square feet of GLA and is currently 93%
occupied. The portfolio was financed with proceeds from two new first
mortgage financings and from a private placement of trust units. 50% of
the Portfolio was acquired by the Trust, while the remaining 50% was
acquired by an entity associated with the Trust's asset manager that
consists predominantly of senior management and trustees of FCPT. The
funding required by the Trust for its 50% interest came from a
combination of existing cash resources, new mortgage financing and a
$6.4 million non-brokered private placement at $5.10 per trust unit.
As a result of this acquisition, the Trust increased the size of its
current portfolio from five properties at the end of Q3/2013 to 30
properties with a current value of approximately $60 million. In
addition, the acquisition improved the diversification of the current
portfolio through the addition of the industrial asset class to the
existing retail and medical office asset classes.
On October 31, 2013, the Trust announced that its Board of Trustees
approved a 5.7% increase in its monthly distributions to $0.030833 per
unit from $0.029166 per unit. On an annualized basis this equates to
anticipated distributions of $0.37 per unit up from $0.35.
The previously announced cash distributions of $0.029166 per unit for
the months of November and December, 2013 have been amended to
$0.030833 per unit to account for the change to the Trust's monthly
distributions. These distributions will be paid on or about December
16, 2013 and January 15, 2014 to unitholders of record at the close of
business on November 29, 2013 and December 31, 2013, respectively.
The increase in the Trust's monthly distributions is a result of FCPT's
improved financial performance and the recent growth of its real estate
portfolio. We anticipate this revised distribution will result in an
AFFO payout ratio of approximately 85% over the following 12 months.
DISTRIBUTIONS FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2014
The Trust is also pleased to announce monthly cash distributions of
$0.030833 per Trust unit for the months of January, February and March,
2014. These distributions will be paid on or about February 17, 2014,
March 17, 2014 and April 15, 2014 to unitholders of record at the close
of business on January 31, 2014; February 28, 2014; and March 31, 2014,
The policy of FCPT is to pay cash distributions on or about the 15th day
of each month to Unitholders of record on the last business day of the
preceding month. Distributions paid to Unitholders who are
non-residents of Canada will be subject to Canadian withholding tax.
DISTRIBUTION REINVESTMENT PLAN & UNIT PURCHASE PLAN
The Trust has in place a Distribution Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") and Unit Purchase Plan (the "Plan"). Under the terms of the DRIP, FCPT's Unitholders may elect to
automatically reinvest all or a portion of their regular monthly
distributions in additional Units, without incurring brokerage fees or
commissions. Under the terms of the Plan, FCPT's Unitholders may
purchase a minimum of $1,000 of Units per month and maximum purchases
of up to $12,000 per annum. Management and trustees have not
participated in the DRIP or Plan to date and own approximately 13% of
the issued and outstanding trust units of the Trust.
For the complete financial statements and Management's Discussion &
Analysis for the period, please visit www.sedar.com or the Trust's website at www.firmcapital.com
ABOUT FIRM CAPITAL PROPERTY TRUST
Firm Capital Property Trust is focused on creating long-term value for
Unitholders, through capital preservation and disciplined investing to
achieve stable distributable income. In partnership with management and
industry leaders, The Trust's plan is to co-own a diversified property
portfolio of multi-residential, flex industrial, net lease convenience
retail, and core service provider professional space. In addition to
stand alone accretive acquisitions, the Trust will make joint
acquisitions with strong financial partners and acquisitions of partial
interests from existing ownership groups, in a manner that provides
liquidity to those selling owners and professional management for those
remaining as partners. Firm Capital Realty Partners Inc., through a
structure focused on an alignment of interests with the Trust, will
source, syndicate and participate in investments.
FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
This press release may contain forward-looking statements. In some
cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words
such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate",
"believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue", and by
discussions of strategies that involve risks and uncertainties. The
forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and
assumptions made by the Trust regarding, among other things, the use of
the net proceeds from the Offering, the closing of the Offering, and
the closing of the Acquisition. 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 Trust 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 Trust 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.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy, which may be made only by means of a
prospectus, nor shall there be any sale of the Units in any state,
province or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or
sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under
securities laws of any such state, province or other jurisdiction. The
Units of the Firm Capital Property Trust have not been, and will not be
registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may
not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States absent
registration or an application for exemption from the registration
requirements of U.S. securities laws.
SOURCE: Firm Capital Property Trust
For further information:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer