Piedmont Office Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
Highlights for the Three Months Ended
Reported Net Income Applicable to Common Stockholders of
$0.09per diluted share for the quarter;
Achieved Core Funds From Operations ("Core FFO") of
$0.41per diluted share for the quarter;
Completed almost 425,000 square feet of leasing during the quarter; and
Repurchased 1.9 million shares of the Company's common stock at an average price of
$17.67per share under the Company's board-approved stock repurchase program.
Commenting on the Company's second quarter 2018 results,
Results for the Quarter ended
Funds From Operations ("FFO") and Core FFO, which remove the impact of the gain/loss on sales of real estate assets mentioned above (as well as depreciation and amortization), were both
Revenues and property operating costs were
General and administrative expense was
Loss on sale of real estate assets was
In addition, net income available to common stockholders per share, FFO per diluted share, and Core FFO per diluted share for the three months ended
The Company's leasing volume for the second quarter totaled approximately 425,000 square feet, approximately one-third of which related to new leasing. Significant leases completed during the quarter included:
With no significant lease expirations for the remainder of 2018, the Company's reported leased percentage and weighted average lease term were approximately 90.6% and 6.7 years, respectively, as of
Third Quarter 2018 Dividend Declaration
Guidance for 2018
The Company increases its previously announced guidance for full-year 2018 as follows:
|(in millions, except per share data)||Low||High|
|Less: Gain on Sale of Real Estate Assets||(45||)||-||(46)|
|NAREIT FFO applicable to Common Stock||$||219||-||$226|
|NAREIT FFO per diluted share||$1.68||-||$1.73|
|Less: Loss on Extinguishment of Debt||$2||-||$2|
|Core FFO applicable to Common Stock||$||221||-||$228|
|Core FFO per diluted share||$1.69||-||$1.75|
These estimates reflect management's view of current market conditions and incorporate certain economic and operational assumptions and projections. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates based on a variety of factors, particularly the timing of any future acquisitions and dispositions as well as those factors discussed under "Forward Looking Statements" below.
Note that individual quarters may fluctuate on both a cash basis and an accrual basis due to lease commencements and expirations, abatement periods, the timing of repairs and maintenance, capital expenditures, capital markets activities, seasonal general and administrative expenses, accrued potential performance-based compensation expenses, and one-time revenue or expense events. In addition, the Company's guidance is based on information available to management as of the date of this release.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement the presentation of the Company's financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), this release and the accompanying quarterly supplemental information as of and for the period ended
Each of the non-GAAP measures included in this release and the accompanying quarterly supplemental financial information has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of the Company's results calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company's presentation of non-GAAP measures in this release and the accompanying quarterly supplemental information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures disclosed by other companies, including other REITs. The Company may also change the calculation of any of the non-GAAP measures included in this news release and the accompanying supplemental financial information from time to time in light of its then existing operations to include other adjustments that may affect its operations.
Conference Call Information
Quarterly supplemental information as of and for the period ended
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). The Company intends for all such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, as applicable. Such information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Therefore, such statements are not intended to be a guarantee of the Company`s performance in future periods. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "continue" or similar words or phrases that are predictions of future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Examples of such statements in this press release include the Company's optimism regarding it's leasing pipeline and whether the pipeline will result in increased leasing volume during the second half of the year, the Company's estimated range of Net Income, Depreciation, Amortization, Gain on Sale of Real Estate Assets, NAREIT FFO/Core FFO and NAREIT FFO/Core FFO per diluted share for the year ending
The following are some of the factors that could cause the Company`s actual results and its expectations to differ materially from those described in the Company`s forward-looking statements: Economic, regulatory, socio-economic and/or technology changes (including accounting standards) that impact the real estate market generally, or that could affect patterns of use of commercial office space; the impact of competition on our efforts to renew existing leases or re-let space on terms similar to existing leases; changes in the economies and other conditions affecting the office sector in general and the specific markets in which we operate; lease terminations or lease defaults, particularly by one of our large lead tenants; the effect on us of adverse market and economic conditions, including any resulting impairment charges on both our long-lived assets or goodwill; the success of our real estate strategies and investment objectives, including our ability to identify and consummate suitable acquisitions and divestitures; the illiquidity of real estate investments, including the resulting impediment on our ability to quickly respond to adverse changes in the performance of our properties; the risks and uncertainties associated with our acquisition of properties, many of which risks and uncertainties may not be known at the time of acquisition; development and construction delays and resultant increased costs and risks; our real estate development strategies may not be successful; future acts of terrorism in any of the major metropolitan areas in which we own properties, or future cybersecurity attacks against us or any of our tenants; costs of complying with governmental laws and regulations; additional risks and costs associated with directly managing properties occupied by government tenants; significant price and volume fluctuations in the public markets, including on the exchange which we listed our common stock; the effect of future offerings of debt or equity securities or changes in market interest rates on the value of our common stock; uncertainties associated with environmental and other regulatory matters; potential changes in political environment and reduction in federal and/or state funding of our governmental tenants; any change in the financial condition of any of our large lead tenants; the effect of any litigation to which we are, or may become, subject; changes in tax laws impacting REITs and real estate in general, as well as our ability to continue to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code"); the future effectiveness of our internal controls and procedures; and other factors, including the risk factors discussed under Item 1A. of
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements contained in this press release, and the Company does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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