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W. P. Carey Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Aug 4, 2017

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) (W. P. Carey or the Company), an internally-managed net lease real estate investment trust, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Total Company

  • Net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $64.3 million, or $0.59 per diluted share
  • AFFO of $148.4 million, or $1.38 per diluted share
  • Affirm 2017 AFFO guidance range of $5.10 to $5.30 per diluted share
  • Quarterly cash dividend raised to $1.00 per share, equivalent to an annualized dividend rate of $4.00 per share
  • As previously announced, the Company's Board of Directors approved a plan to exit all non-traded retail fundraising activities as of June 30, 2017

Business Segments

Owned Real Estate

  • Segment components revised to exclude equity income from the Company's interests in the Managed REITs
  • Segment net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $43.5 million
  • Segment AFFO of $117.4 million, or $1.09 per diluted share
  • Completed investments totaling $60.3 million
  • Gross disposition proceeds totaling $20.1 million
  • Portfolio occupancy of 99.3%

Investment Management

  • Segment components revised to include equity income from the Company's interests in the Managed REITs
  • Segment net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $20.8 million
  • Segment AFFO of $31.0 million, or $0.29 per diluted share
  • Assets under management of $13.2 billion

Balance Sheet & Capitalization

  • Utilized ATM offering program to raise $22.9 million in net proceeds
  • €88.7 million ($100.0 million) drawn under the Company's delayed draw term loan

 

MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY

"I'm pleased to report that we generated AFFO per diluted share of $1.38 during the second quarter, up 11% from the prior year period, and we are currently on track to be above the midpoint of our full year guidance range," said Mark J. DeCesaris, Chief Executive Officer of W. P. Carey. "Given the inherent unevenness of transaction timing, the bulk of acquisitions and dispositions for our owned portfolio are expected to occur towards the end of the year, resulting in little to no impact on our overall 2017 results."

"Amid a challenging acquisition environment, we are remaining disciplined and not chasing deals that do not meet our risk-reward criteria. As a result, our investments year-to-date have been primarily build-to-suit expansions and we continue to focus on generating accretive opportunities within our portfolio — through such expansions, renovations and follow-on deals with existing tenants — where we are able to extend lease terms and enhance criticality, often at above-market yields."

 

BUSINESS SEGMENT COMPONENTS REVISED

  • As a result of its decision to exit all non-traded retail fundraising activities as of June 30, 2017, the Company has revised how it views and therefore presents its two business segments. Equity income earned through its ownership interests in the Managed REITs and its special member interests in the operating partnerships of the Managed REITs are now recognized within its Investment Management segment. Previously, these items were recognized within its Owned Real Estate segment. For purposes of comparability, segment financial statements for all periods presented have been revised to reflect this change.

 

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenues

  • Total Company: Revenues excluding reimbursable costs (net revenues) for the 2017 second quarter totaled $202.7 million, up 2.0% from $198.8 million for the 2016 second quarter, due primarily to higher net revenues from Investment Management, partly offset by lower net revenues from Owned Real Estate.
  • Owned Real Estate: Owned Real Estate revenues excluding reimbursable tenant costs (net revenues from Owned Real Estate) for the 2017 second quarter were $168.7 million, down 4.4% from $176.4 million for the 2016 second quarter, due primarily to lower lease revenues resulting from planned dispositions.
  • Investment Management: Investment Management revenues excluding reimbursable costs (net revenues from Investment Management) for the 2017 second quarter were $34.0 million, up 52.5% from $22.3 million for the 2016 second quarter, due primarily to higher structuring revenues resulting from increased investment activity on behalf of the Managed Programs and higher asset management fees as a result of growth in assets under management.

Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

  • Net income attributable to W. P. Carey for the 2017 second quarter was $64.3 million, up 24.4% compared to $51.7 million for the 2016 second quarter, due primarily to $35.4 million of impairment charges recorded during the prior-year period, higher net revenues from Investment Management and lower interest expense, partly offset by a lower gain on sale of real estate, higher provision for income taxes, restructuring expenses recorded during the current-year period and lower net revenues from Owned Real Estate.

Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO)

  • AFFO for the 2017 second quarter was $1.38 per diluted share, up 11.3% from $1.24 per diluted share for the 2016 second quarter, due primarily to (i) higher structuring revenues; (ii) lower interest expense; (iii) lower general and administrative expenses; and (iv) higher asset management fees. These factors were partly offset by lower lease revenues resulting from planned dispositions.

    Note: Further information concerning AFFO, a non-GAAP supplemental performance metric, is presented in the accompanying tables and related notes.

Dividend

  • As previously announced, on June 16, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.00 per share, equivalent to an annualized dividend rate of $4.00 per share. The dividend was paid on July 14, 2017 to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2017.

 

AFFO GUIDANCE

  • For the 2017 full year, the Company affirms that it expects to report AFFO of between $5.10 and $5.30 per diluted share.

    Note: The Company does not provide guidance on net income. The Company only provides guidance on AFFO and does not provide a reconciliation of this forward-looking non-GAAP guidance to net income due to the inherent difficulty in quantifying certain items necessary to provide such reconciliation as a result of their unknown effect, timing and potential significance. Examples of such items include impairments of assets, gains and losses from sales of assets and depreciation and amortization from new acquisitions.

 

BALANCE SHEET AND CAPITALIZATION

Delayed Draw Term Loan

  • On June 8, 2017, the Company drew down in full €88.7 million (equivalent to $100.0 million) under its delayed draw term loan and used the proceeds to pay down amounts then outstanding under its revolving line of credit, bringing the aggregate amount outstanding as of June 30, 2017 on term loans under its senior unsecured credit facility to €325.0 million (equivalent to $370.9 million).

"At-The-Market" (ATM) Offering Program

  • During and subsequent to the 2017 second quarter, the Company issued 345,253 shares of common stock under its ATM offering program at a weighted-average price of $67.78 per share, for net proceeds of $22.9 million.

 

OWNED REAL ESTATE

Investments

  • During the 2017 second quarter, the Company completed investments totaling $60.3 million, including transaction-related costs and fees, comprised of three completed expansion projects at a cost totaling $54.3 million and one acquisition for $6.0 million, bringing total investment activity for the first half of 2017 to $63.6 million.

Dispositions

  • During the 2017 second quarter, the Company disposed of five properties for total gross proceeds of $20.1 million, before transaction-related costs and fees, bringing total dispositions for the first half of 2017 to $73.0 million.

Composition

  • As of June 30, 2017, the Company's Owned Real Estate portfolio consisted of 895 net lease properties, comprising 86.6 million square feet leased to 214 tenants, and two hotel operating properties. As of that date, the weighted-average lease term of the net lease portfolio was 9.6 years and the occupancy rate was 99.3%.

 

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

  • W. P. Carey is the advisor to CPA®:17 – Global and CPA®:18 – Global (the CPA® REITs), Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI 1) and Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated (CWI 2) (the CWI REITs, and together with the CPA® REITs, the Managed REITs), Carey Credit Income Fund (CCIF) and Carey European Student Housing Fund I, L.P. (CESH I, and together with the Managed REITs and CCIF, the Managed Programs).

Fundraising Platform Exit

  • As previously announced, the Company's Board of Directors approved a plan to exit all non-traded retail fundraising activities carried out by its wholly-owned broker-dealer subsidiary, Carey Financial LLC, as of June 30, 2017, in keeping with its long-term strategy of focusing exclusively on net lease investing for the Company's balance sheet. The Company currently expects to manage all existing Managed Programs through the end of their natural lifecycles.

Acquisitions

During the 2017 second quarter, the Company structured new investments on behalf of the Managed Programs totaling $506.0 million, including transaction-related costs and fees, comprised of $141.5 million on behalf of the CPA® REITs and $364.5 million on behalf of other Managed Programs.

  • Activity during the 2017 second quarter brings total investment volume on behalf of the Managed Programs for the first half of 2017 to $617.0 million, including transaction-related costs and fees, comprised of $209.1 million on behalf of the CPA® REITs and $407.9 million on behalf of other Managed Programs.

Assets Under Management

  • As of June 30, 2017, the Managed Programs had total assets under management of approximately $13.2 billion, up 2.3% from $12.9 billion as of June 30, 2016.

Net Investor Capital Inflows

  • During the 2017 second quarter, investor capital inflows for the Managed Programs, including Distribution Reinvestment Plan proceeds, net of redemptions, totaled $72.3 million, primarily into CWI 2 and CESH I.

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Supplemental Information

The Company has provided supplemental unaudited financial and operating information regarding the 2017 second quarter, including a description of non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations to GAAP measures, in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 4, 2017.

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W. P. Carey Inc.

W. P. Carey Inc. is a leading internally-managed net lease REIT that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing solutions primarily for companies in the U.S. and Europe. At June 30, 2017, the Company had an enterprise value of approximately $11.2 billion. In addition to its owned portfolio of diversified global real estate, W. P. Carey manages a series of investment programs with assets under management of approximately $13.2 billion. Its corporate finance-focused credit and real estate underwriting process is a constant that has been successfully leveraged across a wide variety of industries and property types. Furthermore, its portfolio of long-term leases with creditworthy tenants has an established history of generating stable cash flows, enabling it to deliver consistent and rising dividend income to investors for over four decades.
www.wpcarey.com

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Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain of the matters discussed in this communication constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934, both as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding the intent, belief, or expectations of W. P. Carey and can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "should," "would," "assume," "outlook," "seek," "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "forecast" and other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the statements made by Mr. DeCesaris, including statements regarding our operational efficiencies and cost reductions; weighted-average lease term, criticality, yields, and occupancy rate of our owned real estate and other portfolio characteristics; growth in assets under management; the acquisition environment and our risk-reward criteria, including the impact of such factors on the types of investments we make and whether they are accretive; annualized dividends and payout ratio; disposition and capital recycling plans, and the intended results thereof; investor capital inflows, including our access to capital markets, as well as our financing activities, cost of debt and interest expense levels; adjusted funds from operations coverage and guidance, including underlying assumptions, such as the timing of acquisitions and dispositions and the impact thereof, and current trends; our revenue mix; and anticipated future financial and operating performance and results, including underlying assumptions and estimates of growth. These statements are based on the current expectations of the management of W. P. Carey. It is important to note that W. P. Carey's actual results could be materially different from those projected in such forward-looking statements. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of W. P. Carey. Discussions of some of these other important factors and assumptions are contained in W. P. Carey's filings with the SEC and are available at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, including Item 1A. Risk Factors in W. P. Carey's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this communication may not occur. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication, unless noted otherwise. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, W. P. Carey does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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W. P. CAREY INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(in thousands)



June 30, 2017


December 31, 2016

Assets




Investments in real estate:




Real estate

$

5,276,976



$

5,204,126


Operating real estate

81,902



81,711


Net investments in direct financing leases

708,997



684,059


In-place lease and other intangible assets

1,199,289



1,172,238


Above-market rent intangible assets

639,654



632,383


Assets held for sale (a)

32,470



26,247


Investments in real estate

7,939,288



7,800,764


Accumulated depreciation and amortization (b)

(1,174,374)



(1,018,864)


Net investments in real estate

6,764,914



6,781,900


Equity investments in the Managed Programs and real estate (c)

330,540



298,893


Cash and cash equivalents

171,587



155,482


Due from affiliates

129,337



299,610


Other assets, net

280,110



282,149


Goodwill

640,761



635,920


Total assets

$

8,317,249



$

8,453,954






Liabilities and Equity




Debt:




Unsecured senior notes, net

$

2,415,400



$

1,807,200


Unsecured term loans, net

369,300



249,978


Unsecured revolving credit facility

165,501



676,715


Non-recourse mortgages, net

1,314,463



1,706,921


Debt, net

4,264,664



4,440,814


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

281,415



266,917


Below-market rent and other intangible liabilities, net

118,736



122,203


Deferred income taxes

86,593



90,825


Distributions payable

108,638



107,090


Total liabilities

4,860,046



5,027,849


Redeemable noncontrolling interest

965



965






Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued




Common stock, $0.001 par value, 450,000,000 shares authorized; 106,866,623 and 106,294,162
  shares, respectively, issued and outstanding

107



106


Additional paid-in capital

4,423,841



4,399,961


Distributions in excess of accumulated earnings

(989,384)



(894,137)


Deferred compensation obligation

46,711



50,222


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(243,648)



(254,485)


Total stockholders' equity

3,237,627



3,301,667


Noncontrolling interests

218,611



123,473


Total equity

3,456,238



3,425,140


   Total liabilities and equity

$

8,317,249



$

8,453,954


________

(a) 

At June 30, 2017, we had three properties classified as Assets held for sale. At December 31, 2016, we had one property classified as Assets held for sale, which was sold during the six months ended June 30, 2017.

(b)

Includes $552.4 million and $484.4 million of real estate asset depreciation as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, and $622.0 million and $534.4 million of lease intangible amortization as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

(c)

Our equity investments in the Managed Programs totaled $191.3 million and $160.8 million as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Our equity investments in real estate joint ventures totaled $139.2 million and $138.1 million as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

 

 

 

W. P. CAREY INC.

Quarterly Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


June 30, 2017


March 31, 2017


June 30, 2016

Revenues






Owned Real Estate:






   Lease revenues

$

158,255



$

155,781



$

167,328


   Operating property revenues

8,223



6,980



8,270


   Reimbursable tenant costs

5,322



5,221



6,391


   Lease termination income and other

2,247



760



838



174,047



168,742



182,827


Investment Management:






   Asset management revenue

17,966



17,367



15,005


   Structuring revenue

14,330



3,834



5,968


   Reimbursable costs from affiliates

13,479



25,700



12,094


   Dealer manager fees

1,000



3,325



1,372


   Other advisory revenue

706



91





47,481



50,317



34,439



221,528



219,059



217,266


Operating Expenses






Depreciation and amortization

62,849



62,430



66,581


Reimbursable tenant and affiliate costs

18,801



30,921



18,485


General and administrative

17,529



18,424



20,951


Property expenses, excluding reimbursable tenant costs

10,530



10,110



10,510


Restructuring and other compensation (a)

7,718





452


Subadvisor fees (b)

3,672



2,720



1,875


Stock-based compensation expense

3,104



6,910



4,001


Dealer manager fees and expenses

2,788



3,294



2,620


Property acquisition and other expenses (c)

1,000



73



(207)


Impairment charges





35,429



127,991



134,882



160,697


Other Income and Expenses






Interest expense

(42,235)



(41,957)



(46,752)


Equity in earnings of equity method investments in the Managed Programs

   and real estate

15,728



15,774



16,429


Other income and (expenses)

(916)



516



426



(27,423)



(25,667)



(29,897)


Income before income taxes and gain on sale of real estate

66,114



58,510



26,672


(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

(2,448)



1,305



8,217


Income before gain on sale of real estate

63,666



59,815



34,889


Gain on sale of real estate, net of tax

3,465



10



18,282


Net Income

67,131



59,825



53,171


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(2,813)



(2,341)



(1,510)


Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

$

64,318



$

57,484



$

51,661








Basic Earnings Per Share

$

0.60



$

0.53



$

0.48


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

0.59



$

0.53



$

0.48


Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding






Basic

107,668,218



107,562,484



106,310,362


Diluted

107,783,204



107,764,279



106,530,036








Distributions Declared Per Share

$

1.0000



$

0.9950



$

0.9800


 

 

 

W. P. CAREY INC.

Year-to-Date Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



Six Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016

Revenues




Owned Real Estate:




   Lease revenues

$

314,036



$

342,572


   Operating property revenues

15,203



15,172


   Reimbursable tenant costs

10,543



12,700


   Lease termination income and other (d)

3,007



33,379



342,789



403,823


Investment Management:




   Reimbursable costs from affiliates

39,179



31,832


   Asset management revenue

35,333



29,618


   Structuring revenue

18,164



18,689


   Dealer manager fees

4,325



3,544


   Other advisory revenue

797





97,798



83,683



440,587



487,506


Operating Expenses




Depreciation and amortization

125,279



151,033


Reimbursable tenant and affiliate costs

49,722



44,532


General and administrative

35,953



42,389


Property expenses, excluding reimbursable tenant costs

20,640



28,282


Stock-based compensation expense

10,014



10,608


Restructuring and other compensation (a)

7,718



11,925


Subadvisor fees (b)

6,392



5,168


Dealer manager fees and expenses

6,082



5,972


Property acquisition and other expenses (e)

1,073



5,359


Impairment charges



35,429



262,873



340,697


Other Income and Expenses




Interest expense

(84,192)



(95,147)


Equity in earnings of equity method investments in the Managed Programs and real estate

31,502



31,440


Other income and (expenses)

(400)



4,297



(53,090)



(59,410)


Income before income taxes and gain on sale of real estate

124,624



87,399


(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

(1,143)



7,692


Income before gain on sale of real estate

123,481



95,091


Gain on sale of real estate, net of tax

3,475



18,944


Net Income

126,956



114,035


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(5,154)



(4,935)


Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

$

121,802



$

109,100






Basic Earnings Per Share

$

1.13



$

1.02


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.13



$

1.02


Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding




Basic

107,615,644



106,124,881


Diluted

107,801,318



106,504,226






Distributions Declared Per Share

$

1.9950



$

1.9542


__________

(a)

Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 represent restructuring expenses resulting from our exit of all non-traded retail fundraising activities. Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 represent restructuring and other compensation-related expenses resulting from a reduction in headcount and employee severance arrangements, primarily in connection with the reduction in force that we completed in March 2016.

(b)

We earn investment management revenue from CWI 1 and CWI 2 in our role as their advisor. Pursuant to the terms of their subadvisory agreements, however, 20% of the fees we receive from CWI 1 and 25% of the fees we receive from CWI 2 are paid to their respective subadvisors. In connection with the acquisitions of multi-family properties on behalf of CPA®:18 – Global, we entered into agreements with third-party advisors for the day-to-day management of the properties for which we pay 30% of the initial acquisition fees and 100% of asset management fees paid to us by CPA®:18 – Global. Pursuant to the terms of the subadvisory agreement we have with the subadvisor in connection with CCIF, we pay a subadvisory fee equal to 50% of the asset management fees and organization and offering costs paid to us by CCIF.

(c)

Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 are primarily comprised of accruals for estimated one-time legal settlement expenses.

(d)

Amount for the six months ended June 30, 2016 includes $32.2 million of lease termination income related to a property sold during that period.

(e)

Amount for the six months ended June 30, 2016 reflects expenses related to our formal strategic review, which was completed in May 2016.


 

 

 

W. P. CAREY INC.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO) (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


June 30, 2017


March 31, 2017


June 30, 2016

Net income attributable to W. P. Carey

$

64,318



$

57,484



$

51,661


Adjustments:






   Depreciation and amortization of real property

61,636



61,182



65,096


   Gain on sale of real estate, net

(3,465)



(10)



(18,282)


   Impairment charges





35,429


   Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at
      FFO

(2,562)



(2,541)



(2,662)


   Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially owned
      entities to arrive at FFO

833



2,717



1,331


   Total adjustments

56,442



61,348



80,912


FFO Attributable to W. P. Carey (as defined by NAREIT) (a)

120,760



118,832



132,573


Adjustments:






   Above- and below-market rent intangible lease amortization, net

12,323



12,491



13,105


   Restructuring and other compensation (b)

7,718





452


   Other amortization and non-cash items (c) (d)

6,693



2,094



404


   Stock-based compensation

3,104



6,910



4,001


   Straight-line and other rent adjustments

(2,965)



(3,500)



(2,234)


   Amortization of deferred financing costs (d)

2,542



1,400



541


   (Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt

(2,443)



912



(112)


   Tax benefit – deferred

(1,382)



(5,551)



(16,535)


   Property acquisition and other expenses (e)

1,000



73



(207)


   Realized (gains) losses on foreign currency

(378)



403



1,222


   Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially owned
      entities to arrive at AFFO

1,978



550



(841)


   Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at
      AFFO

(513)



(376)



(131)


   Total adjustments

27,677



15,406



(335)


AFFO Attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

148,437



$

134,238



$

132,238








Summary






FFO attributable to W. P. Carey (as defined by NAREIT) (a)

$

120,760



$

118,832



$

132,573


FFO attributable to W. P. Carey (as defined by NAREIT) per diluted share (a)

$

1.12



$

1.10



$

1.24


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

148,437



$

134,238



$

132,238


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey per diluted share (a)

$

1.38



$

1.25



$

1.24


Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

107,783,204



107,764,279



106,530,036


 

 

 

W. P. CAREY INC.

Year-to-Date Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO) (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



Six Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016

Net income attributable to W. P. Carey

$

121,802



$

109,100


Adjustments:




   Depreciation and amortization of real property

122,818



148,053


   Gain on sale of real estate, net

(3,475)



(18,944)


   Impairment charges



35,429


   Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at FFO

(5,103)



(5,287)


   Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially-owned entities to arrive at FFO

3,550



2,640


   Total adjustments

117,790



161,891


FFO Attributable to W. P. Carey (as defined by NAREIT) (a)

239,592



270,991


Adjustments:




   Above- and below-market rent intangible lease amortization, net (f)

24,814



11,287


   Stock-based compensation

10,014



10,608


   Other amortization and non-cash items (c) (d)

8,787



(2,798)


   Restructuring and other compensation (b)

7,718



11,925


   Tax benefit – deferred

(6,933)



(19,523)


   Straight-line and other rent adjustments (g)

(6,465)



(29,146)


   Amortization of deferred financing costs (d)

3,942



1,264


   (Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt

(1,531)



1,813


   Property acquisition and other expenses (e) (h)

1,073



5,359


   Realized losses on foreign currency

25



1,010


   Allowance for credit losses



7,064


   Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially-owned entities to arrive at
      AFFO

2,528



480


   Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at AFFO

(889)



1,368


   Total adjustments

43,083



711


AFFO Attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

282,675



$

271,702






Summary




FFO attributable to W. P. Carey (as defined by NAREIT) (a)

$

239,592



$

270,991


FFO attributable to W. P. Carey (as defined by NAREIT) per diluted share (a)

$

2.22



$

2.54


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

282,675



$

271,702


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey per diluted share (a)

$

2.62



$

2.55


Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

107,801,318



106,504,226


__________

(a) 

FFO and AFFO are non-GAAP measures. See below for a description of FFO and AFFO.

(b)

Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 represent restructuring expenses resulting from our exit of all non-traded retail fundraising activities. Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 represent restructuring and other compensation-related expenses resulting from a reduction in headcount and employee severance arrangements, primarily in connection with the reduction in force that we completed in March 2016.

(c) 

Represents primarily unrealized gains and losses from foreign exchange and derivatives.

(d) 

Effective July 1, 2016, the amortization of debt premiums and discounts, which was previously included in Other amortization and non-cash items, is included in Amortization of deferred financing costs. Prior periods have been revised to reflect this change. Amortization of debt premiums and discounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 was $0.8 million and $1.4 million, respectively.

(e) 

Amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 are primarily comprised of accruals for estimated one-time legal settlement expenses.

(f) 

Amount for the six months ended June 30, 2016 includes an adjustment of $15.6 million due to the acceleration of a below-market lease from a tenant of a domestic property that was sold during that period.

(g)

Amount for the six months ended June 30, 2016 includes an adjustment to exclude $27.2 million of the $32.2 million of lease termination income recognized in connection with a domestic property that was sold during that period, as such amount was determined to be non-core income. Amount for the six months ended June 30, 2016 also reflects an adjustment to include $1.8 million of lease termination income received in December 2015 that represented core income for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

(h) 

Amount for the six months ended June 30, 2016 reflects expenses related to our formal strategic review, which was completed in May 2016.

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Disclosure

Due to certain unique operating characteristics of real estate companies, as discussed below, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc., or NAREIT, an industry trade group, has promulgated a non-GAAP measure known as FFO, which we believe to be an appropriate supplemental measure, when used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP, to reflect the operating performance of a REIT. The use of FFO is recommended by the REIT industry as a supplemental non-GAAP measure. FFO is not equivalent to nor a substitute for net income or loss as determined under GAAP.

We define FFO, a non-GAAP measure, consistent with the standards established by the White Paper on FFO approved by the Board of Governors of NAREIT, as revised in February 2004. The White Paper defines FFO as net income or loss computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from sales of property, impairment charges on real estate, and depreciation and amortization from real estate assets; and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and jointly owned investments. Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and jointly owned investments are calculated to reflect FFO. Our FFO calculation complies with NAREIT's policy described above.

We modify the NAREIT computation of FFO to include other adjustments to GAAP net income to adjust for certain non-cash charges such as amortization of real estate-related intangibles, deferred income tax benefits and expenses, straight-line rents, stock compensation, gains or losses from extinguishment of debt and deconsolidation of subsidiaries, and unrealized foreign currency exchange gains and losses. Our assessment of our operations is focused on long-term sustainability and not on such non-cash items, which may cause short-term fluctuations in net income but have no impact on cash flows. Additionally, we exclude non-core income and expenses such as property acquisition and other expenses (which includes expenses related to the formal strategic review that we completed in May 2016), certain lease termination income, expenses related to restructuring and other compensation-related expenses resulting from a reduction in headcount and employee severance arrangements, primarily during the first quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017, and accruals for estimated one-time legal settlement expenses. We also exclude realized gains/losses on foreign exchange transactions (other than those realized on the settlement of foreign currency derivatives), which are not considered fundamental attributes of our business plan and do not affect our overall long-term operating performance. We refer to our modified definition of FFO as AFFO. We exclude these items from GAAP net income to arrive at AFFO as they are not the primary drivers in our decision making process and excluding these items provides investors a view of our portfolio performance over time and makes it more comparable to other REITs which are currently not engaged in acquisitions, mergers and restructuring which are not part of our normal business operations. We use AFFO as one measure of our operating performance when we formulate corporate goals, evaluate the effectiveness of our strategies, and determine executive compensation.

We believe that AFFO is a useful supplemental measure for investors to consider as we believe it will help them to better assess the sustainability of our operating performance without the potentially distorting impact of these short-term fluctuations. However, there are limits on the usefulness of AFFO to investors. For example, impairment charges and unrealized foreign currency losses that we exclude may become actual realized losses upon the ultimate disposition of the properties in the form of lower cash proceeds or other considerations. We use our FFO and AFFO measures as supplemental financial measures of operating performance. We do not use our FFO and AFFO measures as, nor should they be considered to be, alternatives to net earnings computed under GAAP or as alternatives to cash from operating activities computed under GAAP or as indicators of our ability to fund our cash needs.

 

Institutional Investors:
Peter Sands
W. P. Carey Inc.
212-492-1110
institutionalir@wpcarey.com

Individual Investors:
W. P. Carey Inc.
212-492-8920
ir@wpcarey.com

Press Contact:
Guy Lawrence
Ross & Lawrence
212-308-3333 
gblawrence@rosslawpr.com

 

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