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

Nov 3, 2017

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Total Company

  • Net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $80.3 million, or $0.74 per diluted share
     
     
  • AFFO of $148.2 million, or $1.37 per diluted share
     
  • 2017 AFFO guidance range raised and narrowed to $5.25 to $5.35 per diluted share
     
  • Quarterly cash dividend raised to $1.005 per share, equivalent to an annualized dividend rate of $4.02 per share

Business Segments

Owned Real Estate

  • Segment net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $56.5 million
     
  • Segment AFFO of $116.3 million, or $1.07 per diluted share
     
     
  • Commenced expansion and build-to-suit projects for an expected total investment of $83.0 million
     
  • Gross disposition proceeds totaling $59.6 million
     
  • Portfolio occupancy of 99.8%

Investment Management

  • Segment net income attributable to W. P. Carey of $23.8 million
     
     
  • Segment AFFO of $31.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share
     
  • Assets under management of $13.2 billion
     
  • Management of BDC transitioned to Guggenheim Partners
     
     
  • Completed wind-down of Carey Financial

 

MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY

"We reported solid third quarter results, generating AFFO of $1.37 per diluted share, and raised our full year 2017 guidance range to between $5.25 and $5.35 per diluted share," said Mark J. DeCesaris, Chief Executive Officer of W. P. Carey. "Our revenue mix continues to move towards more stable, recurring income streams and our results continue to benefit from both a lower weighted-average cost of debt and the enhancements we have made to our cost structure. Along with our strategic shift towards focusing exclusively on net lease investing for our owned portfolio, these initiatives lay the foundation for W. P. Carey's continued growth under Jason Fox's leadership, when he assumes the role of CEO in January, as we announced earlier today."

 

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL RESULTS

As previously announced, as a result of its decision to exit all non-traded retail fundraising activities, the Company revised its segment presentation recognizing equity income earned through its ownership interests in the Managed REITs and its special member interests in the operating partnerships of the Managed REITs within its Investment Management segment. Prior to the 2017 second quarter, 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.

Revenues

  • Total Company: Revenues excluding reimbursable costs (net revenues) for the 2017 third quarter totaled $199.1 million, down 2.5% from $204.2 million for the 2016 third quarter, due to lower net revenues from both Owned Real Estate and Investment Management.
     
  • Owned Real Estate: Owned Real Estate net revenues for the 2017 third quarter were $171.2 million, down 1.3% from $173.5 million for the 2016 third quarter, due primarily to lower lease revenues resulting from property dispositions, which more than offset additional lease revenues from property acquisitions and rent escalations, and a stronger euro relative to the U.S. dollar.
     
  • Investment Management: Investment Management net revenues for the 2017 third quarter were $28.0 million, down 8.5% from $30.6 million for the 2016 third quarter, due primarily to lower structuring revenues and lower dealer manager fees, which more than offset higher asset management fees resulting from growth in assets under management.

Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

  • Net income attributable to W. P. Carey for the 2017 third quarter was $80.3 million, down 27.6% compared to $110.9 million for the 2016 third quarter, due primarily to a lower aggregate gain on sale of real estate.

Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO)

  • AFFO for the 2017 third quarter was $1.37 per diluted share, up 2.2% from $1.34 per diluted share for the 2016 third quarter, due primarily to lower interest expense and higher distributions of available cash from the Company's interests in the Managed REITs, which were partly offset by lower net revenues from Investment Management and lower lease revenues.

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 September 20, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.005 per share, equivalent to an annualized dividend rate of $4.02 per share. The dividend was paid on October 16, 2017 to stockholders of record as of October 2, 2017.

 

AFFO GUIDANCE

  • The Company has raised and narrowed its AFFO guidance range for the 2017 full year to between $5.25 and $5.35 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.

 

OWNED REAL ESTATE

Investments

  • During the 2017 third quarter, the Company did not complete any investments for its Owned Real Estate portfolio. Total investment activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $63.6 million.
     
  • During the 2017 third quarter, the Company commenced four expansion projects with existing tenants and one build-to-suit project, for an expected total investment of approximately $83.0 million, which are expected to be completed over the next 12 months.

Dispositions

  • During the 2017 third quarter, the Company disposed of five properties for total gross proceeds of $59.6 million, bringing total dispositions for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 to $132.5 million.

Composition

  • As of September 30, 2017, the Company's Owned Real Estate portfolio consisted of 890 net lease properties, comprising 85.9 million square feet leased to 211 tenants, and two hotel operating properties. As of that date, the weighted-average lease term of the net lease portfolio was 9.5 years and the occupancy rate was 99.8%.

 

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), and Carey European Student Housing Fund I, L.P. (CESH I, and together with the Managed REITs, the Managed Programs).

Management of BDC Transitioned to Guggenheim Partners

  • During the 2017 third quarter, the Company resigned as the advisor to its business development company (BDC) fund, Carey Credit Income Fund (CCIF). On October 20, 2017, the shareholders of CCIF approved the appointment of CCIF's former subadvisor, Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, which had been acting as interim advisor, as sole advisor.

Acquisitions

  • During the 2017 third quarter, the Company structured new investments on behalf of the Managed Programs totaling $484.1 million, primarily related to the CWI REITs and CESH I, bringing total investment volume on behalf of the Managed Programs for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 to $1.1 billion.

Assets Under Management

  • As of September 30, 2017, the Managed Programs had total assets under management of approximately $13.2 billion, up 8.2% from $12.2 billion as of September 30, 2016.

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Supplemental Information

The Company has provided supplemental unaudited financial and operating information regarding the 2017 third 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 November 3, 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 September 30, 2017, the Company had an enterprise value of approximately $11.4 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 enhanced cost structure; 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; 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 the stability and recurring nature of our income streams, as well as the benefits and results of our strategic shift towards focusing exclusively on net lease investing for our Owned Portfolio; 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, except share and per share amounts)



September 30, 2017


December 31, 2016

Assets




Investments in real estate:




Land, buildings and improvements (a)

$

5,429,239



$

5,285,837


Net investments in direct financing leases

717,184



684,059


In-place lease and other intangible assets

1,204,770



1,172,238


Above-market rent intangible assets

639,140



632,383


Assets held for sale (b)

10,596



26,247


Investments in real estate

8,000,929



7,800,764


Accumulated depreciation and amortization (c)

(1,249,024)



(1,018,864)


Net investments in real estate

6,751,905



6,781,900


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

327,598



298,893


Cash and cash equivalents

169,770



155,482


Due from affiliates

154,336



299,610


Other assets, net

287,481



282,149


Goodwill

643,321



635,920


Total assets

$

8,334,411



$

8,453,954






Liabilities and Equity




Debt:




Unsecured senior notes, net

$

2,455,383



$

1,807,200


Unsecured term loans, net

382,191



249,978


Unsecured revolving credit facility

224,213



676,715


Non-recourse mortgages, net

1,253,051



1,706,921


Debt, net

4,314,838



4,440,814


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

255,911



266,917


Below-market rent and other intangible liabilities, net

116,980



122,203


Deferred income taxes

86,581



90,825


Distributions payable

109,187



107,090


Total liabilities

4,883,497



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; 106,897,515 and 106,294,162
   shares, respectively, issued and outstanding

107



106


Additional paid-in capital

4,429,240



4,399,961


Distributions in excess of accumulated earnings

(1,017,901)



(894,137)


Deferred compensation obligation

46,711



50,222


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(229,581)



(254,485)


Total stockholders' equity

3,228,576



3,301,667


Noncontrolling interests

221,373



123,473


Total equity

3,449,949



3,425,140


  Total liabilities and equity

$

8,334,411



$

8,453,954



________



(a)

Includes $82.1 million and $81.7 million of amounts attributable to operating properties as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

(b)

At September 30, 2017, we had one property 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 nine months ended September 30, 2017.

(c)

Includes $593.9 million and $484.4 million of accumulated depreciation on buildings and improvements as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, and $655.1 million and $534.4 million of accumulated amortization on lease intangibles as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

(d)

Our equity investments in the Managed Programs totaled $187.6 million and $160.8 million as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Our equity investments in real estate joint ventures totaled $140.0 million and $138.1 million as of September 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


September 30, 2017


June 30, 2017


September 30, 2016

Revenues






Owned Real Estate:






  Lease revenues

$

161,511



$

158,255



$

163,786


  Operating property revenues

8,449



8,223



8,524


  Reimbursable tenant costs

5,397



5,322



6,537


  Lease termination income and other

1,227



2,247



1,224



176,584



174,047



180,071


Investment Management:






  Asset management revenue

17,938



17,966



15,978


  Structuring revenue

9,817



14,330



12,301


  Reimbursable costs from affiliates

6,211



13,479



14,540


  Dealer manager fees

105



1,000



1,835


  Other advisory revenue

99



706



522



34,170



47,481



45,176



210,754



221,528



225,247


Operating Expenses






Depreciation and amortization

64,040



62,849



62,802


General and administrative

17,236



17,529



15,733


Reimbursable tenant and affiliate costs

11,608



18,801



21,077


Property expenses, excluding reimbursable tenant costs

10,556



10,530



10,193


Subadvisor fees (a)

5,206



3,672



4,842


Stock-based compensation expense

4,635



3,104



4,356


Restructuring and other compensation (b)

1,356



7,718




Dealer manager fees and expenses

462



2,788



3,028


Other expenses (c)

65



1,000




Impairment charges





14,441



115,164



127,991



136,472


Other Income and Expenses






Interest expense

(41,182)



(42,235)



(44,349)


Equity in earnings of equity method investments in the Managed Programs

   and real estate

16,318



15,728



16,803


Other income and (expenses)

(4,569)



(916)



5,101



(29,433)



(27,423)



(22,445)


Income before income taxes and gain on sale of real estate

66,157



66,114



66,330


Provision for income taxes

(1,760)



(2,448)



(3,154)


Income before gain on sale of real estate

64,397



63,666



63,176


Gain on sale of real estate, net of tax

19,257



3,465



49,126


Net Income

83,654



67,131



112,302


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(3,376)



(2,813)



(1,359)


Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

$

80,278



$

64,318



$

110,943








Basic Earnings Per Share

$

0.74



$

0.60



$

1.03


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

0.74



$

0.59



$

1.03


Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding






Basic

108,019,292



107,668,218



107,221,668


Diluted

108,143,694



107,783,204



107,468,029








Distributions Declared Per Share

$

1.0050



$

1.0000



$

0.9850


 

W. P. CAREY INC.
Year-to-Date Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



Nine Months Ended September 30,


2017


2016

Revenues




Owned Real Estate:




  Lease revenues

$

475,547



$

506,358


  Operating property revenues

23,652



23,696


  Reimbursable tenant costs

15,940



19,237


  Lease termination income and other (d)

4,234



34,603



519,373



583,894


Investment Management:




  Asset management revenue

53,271



45,596


  Reimbursable costs from affiliates

45,390



46,372


  Structuring revenue

27,981



30,990


  Dealer manager fees

4,430



5,379


  Other advisory revenue

896



522



131,968



128,859



651,341



712,753


Operating Expenses




Depreciation and amortization

189,319



213,835


Reimbursable tenant and affiliate costs

61,330



65,609


General and administrative

53,189



58,122


Property expenses, excluding reimbursable tenant costs

31,196



38,475


Stock-based compensation expense

14,649



14,964


Subadvisor fees (a)

11,598



10,010


Restructuring and other compensation (b)

9,074



11,925


Dealer manager fees and expenses

6,544



9,000


Other expenses (c) (e)

1,138



5,359


Impairment charges



49,870



378,037



477,169


Other Income and Expenses




Interest expense

(125,374)



(139,496)


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

47,820



48,243


Other income and (expenses)

(4,969)



9,398



(82,523)



(81,855)


Income before income taxes and gain on sale of real estate

190,781



153,729


(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

(2,903)



4,538


Income before gain on sale of real estate

187,878



158,267


Gain on sale of real estate, net of tax

22,732



68,070


Net Income

210,610



226,337


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(8,530)



(6,294)


Net Income Attributable to W. P. Carey

$

202,080



$

220,043






Basic Earnings Per Share

$

1.87



$

2.06


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.87



$

2.05


Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding




Basic

107,751,672



106,493,145


Diluted

107,947,490



106,853,174






Distributions Declared Per Share

$

3.0000



$

2.9392


__________



(a)

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 100% of asset management fees paid to us by CPA®:18 – Global. Pursuant to the terms of the subadvisory agreement we had with the subadvisor in connection with CCIF (prior to our resignation as the advisor to CCIF in the third quarter of 2017), we paid a subadvisory fee equal to 50% of the asset management fees and organization and offering costs paid to us by CCIF.

(b)

Amounts for the three months ended September 30, 2017, three months ended June 30, 2017 and nine months ended September 30, 2017 represent restructuring expenses resulting from our exit from all non-traded retail fundraising activities, which we announced in June 2017. Amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 represents 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)

Amounts for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and nine months ended September 30, 2017 are primarily comprised of an accrual for estimated one-time legal settlement expenses.

(d)

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

(e)

Amount for the nine months ended September 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


September 30, 2017


June 30, 2017


September 30, 2016

Net income attributable to W. P. Carey

$

80,278



$

64,318



$

110,943


Adjustments:






  Depreciation and amortization of real property

62,621



61,636



61,396


  Gain on sale of real estate, net

(19,257)



(3,465)



(49,126)


  Impairment charges





14,441


  Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at
    FFO

(2,692)



(2,562)



(3,254)


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

866



833



1,354


Total adjustments

41,538



56,442



24,811


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

121,816



120,760



135,754


Adjustments:






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

12,459



12,323



12,564


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

6,208



6,693



(4,897)


  Stock-based compensation

4,635



3,104



4,356


  Straight-line and other rent adjustments

(3,212)



(2,965)



(5,116)


  Amortization of deferred financing costs

2,184



2,542



1,007


  Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt

1,566



(2,443)



2,072


  Restructuring and other compensation (d)

1,356



7,718




  Tax benefit – deferred

(1,234)



(1,382)



(2,999)


  Realized (gains) losses on foreign currency

(449)



(378)



1,559


  Other expenses (e)

65



1,000




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

3,064



1,978



261


  Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at
    AFFO

(216)



(513)



(90)


Total adjustments

26,426



27,677



8,717


AFFO Attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

148,242



$

148,437



$

144,471








Summary






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

$

121,816



$

120,760



$

135,754


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

$

1.13



$

1.12



$

1.26


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

148,242



$

148,437



$

144,471


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

$

1.37



$

1.38



$

1.34


Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

108,143,694



107,783,204



107,468,029


 

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)



Nine Months Ended September 30,


2017


2016

Net income attributable to W. P. Carey

$

202,080



$

220,043


Adjustments:




  Depreciation and amortization of real property

185,439



209,449


  Gain on sale of real estate, net

(22,732)



(68,070)


  Impairment charges



49,870


  Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at FFO

(7,795)



(8,541)


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

4,416



3,994


 Total adjustments

159,328



186,702


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

361,408



406,745


Adjustments:




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

37,273



23,851


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

14,995



(7,695)


  Stock-based compensation

14,649



14,964


  Straight-line and other rent adjustments (g)

(9,677)



(34,262)


  Restructuring and other compensation (d)

9,074



11,925


  Tax benefit – deferred

(8,167)



(22,522)


  Amortization of deferred financing costs

6,126



2,271


  Other expenses (e) (h)

1,138



5,359


  Realized (gains) losses on foreign currency

(424)



2,569


  Loss on extinguishment of debt

35



3,885


  Allowance for credit losses



7,064


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

5,592



741


  Proportionate share of adjustments for noncontrolling interests to arrive at AFFO

(1,105)



1,278


 Total adjustments

69,509



9,428


AFFO Attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

430,917



$

416,173






Summary




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

$

361,408



$

406,745


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

$

3.35



$

3.81


AFFO attributable to W. P. Carey (a)

$

430,917



$

416,173


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

$

3.99



$

3.89


Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

107,947,490



106,853,174


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(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

Amounts for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 include an adjustment of $0.6 million to exclude a portion of a gain recognized on the deconsolidation of an affiliate.

(d)

Amounts for the three months ended September 30, 2017, three months ended June 30, 2017 and nine months ended September 30, 2017 represent restructuring expenses resulting from our exit of all non-traded retail fundraising activities, which we announced in June 2017. Amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 represents 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.

(e)

Amounts for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and nine months ended September 30, 2017 are primarily comprised of an accrual for estimated one-time legal settlement expenses.

(f)

Amount for the nine months ended September 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 nine months ended September 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 nine months ended September 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 nine months ended September 30, 2016.

(h)

Amount for the nine months ended September 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 certain lease termination income, restructuring and other compensation-related expenses resulting from a reduction in headcount and employee severance arrangements and other expenses (which includes expenses related to the formal strategic review that we completed in May 2016 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

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Ross & Lawrence
212-308-3333
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