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RYE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR) (“Acadia” or the “Company”) today reported operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. All per share amounts are on a fully-diluted basis, where applicable.

Acadia operates dual platforms, comprised of a high-quality core real estate portfolio (“Core Portfolio”), through which the Company owns and operates retail assets in the nation’s most dynamic corridors, and a series of discretionary, institutional funds (“Funds”) that target opportunistic and value-add investments.

Please refer to the tables and notes accompanying this press release for further details on operating results and additional disclosures related to net income (loss), funds from operations (“FFO”) as per NAREIT and before Special Items (discussed below), and net property operating income (“NOI”) that were each impacted due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

First Quarter and Recent Highlights

  • Core Portfolio Leasing:

    • Core leasing pipeline increased to over $10.0 million, with approximately $5.0 million executed to date
    • Over 50% of leasing pipeline within its Street/Urban portfolio, including key leases in Chicago, San Francisco and New York Metro
    • GAAP and cash leasing spreads of 23.7% and 1.1%, respectively, on comparable new and renewal leases executed
    • 89.5% occupied and 91.0% leased as of March 31, 2021 compared to 89.9% occupied and 90.9% leased as of December 31, 2020
  • Fund V Update:

    • Approximately $100.0 million of new Fund V investments under contract and/or agreements in principle
    • Extended the investment period to August 2022 with 40% of remaining capital commitments available to invest (approximately $600.0 million on a leveraged basis, including the $100.0 million of identified investments, above)
  • Balance Sheet:

    • Accumulated approximately $40.0 million of cash, which was utilized to pay down debt during the first quarter (representing approximately 5% of Core indebtedness)
    • Reinstated its quarterly dividend at $0.15 per common share
    • No additional shares have been issued year to date
  • Earnings and Operating Results:

    • GAAP earnings per share of $0.06, NAREIT FFO per share of $0.26 and FFO before Special Items per share of $0.25
    • Raising 2021 guidance to $1.00 to $1.14 (from $0.98 to $1.14) to reflect its improved outlook on leasing and credit reserves
    • Decrease in same-property NOI of 14.5% for the first quarter 2021 as compared to first quarter 2020 (pre-pandemic) primarily due to elevated credit reserves
    • First quarter 2021 cash collections of 92% of pre-COVID billings (as defined below)
    • Approximately 92% and 95% of Core Portfolio’s tenants were open for business at March 31, 2021 based on pro-rata gross annualized base rents (“ABR”) and gross leasable area (“GLA”), respectively

“As spring unfolds, our portfolio remains both stable and on the rebound from the continued reopening of our cities and states with increasing enthusiasm about our economy’s long-term outlook,” stated Kenneth F. Bernstein, President and CEO of Acadia Realty Trust. “We continue to expand our leasing pipeline, which includes several new executed leases on our key urban and street-retail spaces; in doing so, we are seeing retailer demand shift from the necessity-based component of our portfolio to the discretionary elements as the consumer signals pent-up demand. On the external growth front, we are also beginning to see more actionable investment opportunities, and our dual platform is well poised to capitalize on them.”

OPERATIONS UPDATE

COVID-19 Impact on Operations

First quarter results were less negatively impacted by credit losses and reserves of approximately $3.7 million, or $0.04 per share. Credit losses and abatements of $3.5 million in the first quarter represented a 40% sequential improvement, after adjusting for approximately $2.0 million of one-time recoveries on previously written off rents that were recognized in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The amounts below represent Acadia’s pro-rata share of credit losses, abatements and straight-line rent reserves primarily associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic (in millions):

First Quarter 2021 Credit Losses and Reserves

Core

Same Store

 

 

Core Other

 

 

Funds

 

 

Total

 

 

Per

Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Loss and Abatements – Billed Rents and Recoveries

$

3.0

 

 

$

0.1

 

 

$

0.4

 

 

$

3.5

 

 

$

0.04

 

Straight-Line Rent Reserves

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

 

Total

$

3.0

 

 

$

0.1

 

 

$

0.6

 

 

$

3.7

 

 

$

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the table above, “Credit Loss and Abatements – Billed Rents and Recoveries” represent reserves taken against a tenant’s rent and recoveries that were billable pursuant to the terms of a lease agreement. “Straight-Line Rent Reserves” represent reserves against a tenant’s straight-line rent balance. The balance is derived from the cumulative difference, generally from inception of the lease, between a tenant’s billed rents and the amount of rent recognized in earnings on a straight-line basis over the life of the lease.

Core Portfolio Cash Collections and Opening Status

The Company collected 92% of its first quarter pre-COVID billings as follows:

Asset Type

 

Q1 2021

 

Street/Urban

 

91%

 

Suburban

 

92%

 

Total Core Portfolio

 

92%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All amounts are based upon pre-COVD billings (original contract rents without regard to deferral or abatement agreements) and exclude the impact of any security deposits applied against tenant accounts.

Approximately 92% and 95% of Core Portfolio’s tenants were open for business at March 31, 2021, based on pro-rata gross ABR and GLA, respectively.

Balance Sheet

The Company accumulated approximately $40.0 million of cash, which was utilized to pay down debt during the first quarter, enabling it to reduce its Core indebtedness by approximately 5%.

As previously announced, the Company reinstated its quarterly dividend for the first quarter at $0.15 per common share, which was paid on April 15, 2021. The Company and its Board of Trustees will continue to revisit, and modify as needed, its quarterly distributions to meet its annual REIT taxable income requirements.

Year to date, no additional shares have been issued under the Company’s at-the-market equity program.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS

A complete reconciliation, in dollars and per share amounts, of (i) net income or loss attributable to Acadia to FFO (NAREIT and before Special Items) attributable to common shareholders and common OP Unit holders and (ii) operating income to NOI is included in the financial tables of this release.

Net Income (Loss)

Net income attributable to Acadia for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 was $5.2 million, or $0.06 per share. This included aggregate charges of $3.7 million, or $0.04 per share, related to credit loss, straight-line rent reserves and tenant abatements, primarily due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These charges were partially offset by (i) $1.7 million, or $0.02 per share, from the unrealized mark-to-market gain on Albertsons and (ii) $5.1 million, or $0.06 per share, attributable to an aggregate gain on dispositions of Core and Fund investments. Net loss attributable to Acadia for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 was $8.4 million, or $0.10 per share, (i) inclusive of $12.4 million, or $0.14 per share attributable to impairment charges within the Funds and (ii) $4.2 million, or $0.05 per share related to credit loss and straight-line rent reserves, primarily due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

FFO as Defined by NAREIT

FFO for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 was $24.3 million, or $0.26 per share. This included $3.7 million, or $0.04 per share, related to credit loss, straight-line rent reserves and tenant abatements, primarily due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These charges were offset by $1.7 million, or $0.02 per share, from the unrealized mark-to-market gain on Albertsons. FFO for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 was $27.7 million, or $0.30 per share, inclusive of $4.2 million, or $0.04 per share, related to credit loss and straight-line rent reserves, primarily due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

FFO before Special Items

FFO before Special Items for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 was $22.6 million, or $0.25 per share, which excludes $1.7 million, or $0.02 per share, substantially from the unrealized mark-to-market gain on Albertsons. There were no Special Items for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

The Company did not recognize any promote or other transactional income during the first quarter of 2021.

CORE PORTFOLIO

Core Portfolio Operating Results

The Company had a decrease in same-property NOI of 14.5% for the first quarter 2021 as compared to the first quarter 2020 (pre-pandemic) primarily due to elevated credit reserves.

The Core Portfolio was 89.5% occupied and 91.0% leased as of March 31, 2021 compared to 89.9% occupied and 90.9% leased as of December 31, 2020. The leased rate includes space that is leased but not yet occupied and excludes development and redevelopment properties.

During the first quarter, the Company generated a 23.7% increase in rent on a GAAP basis and 1.1% increase in rent on a cash basis, on 11 conforming new and renewal leases aggregating approximately 60,000 square feet.

The Company continued to expand its Core leasing pipeline, which currently exceeds $10.0 million to date (of which $5.0 million has been executed) to date, with over 50% of the leasing pipeline within its Street/Urban portfolio, including key leases in Chicago, San Francisco and New York Metro.

FUND PLATFORM

Fund V Update

Fund V has approximately $100.0 million of new investments under contract and/or agreements in principle.

Additionally, Fund V extended its investment period to August 2022. The fund has $208.0 million of remaining capital commitments available to invest (approximately $600.0 million on a leveraged basis, including the $100.0 million of identified investments, above).

2021 GUIDANCE

The Company increased its annual 2021 guidance to reflect its improved outlook on leasing and credit reserves as follows:

 

 

2021 Guidance

 

 

 

 

Revised

 

Prior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) earnings per share attributable to Common Shareholders

 

$(0.08) to $0.06

 

$(0.12) to $0.04

 

 

Depreciation of real estate and amortization of leasing costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(net of noncontrolling interests’ share)

 

1.22 to 1.26

 

1.22 to 1.26

 

 

Gain on disposition of properties (net of noncontrolling interests’ share)

 

(0.05) to (0.07)

 

(0.05) to (0.07)

 

 

Noncontrolling interest in Operating Partnership

 

(0.07) to (0.09)

 

(0.07) to (0.09)

 

 

Funds from operations per share attributable to Common Shareholders

and Common OP Unit holders

 

$1.02 to $1.16

 

$0.98 to $1.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for Special Items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Albertsons unrealized holding gain (net of noncontrolling interest share)

 

(0.02)

 

 

 

 

Funds from operations before Special Items per share attributable to

Common Shareholders and Common OP Unit holders

 

$1.00 to $1.14

 

$0.98 to $1.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The revised guidance is based upon Acadia’s current view of existing market conditions and assumptions for the year ending December 31, 2021 and assumes no further government mandated shut-downs. Additionally, given the ongoing uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021 guidance does not incorporate any assumptions involving adjustments to its straight-line rent reserves or predictions of the variability that inherently results from those tenants that are, or may be subsequently classified, on the cash basis of accounting. The impact of such amounts could be material. Accordingly, the Company will update its guidance throughout 2021, as appropriate to reflect such items.

Please refer to the Company’s first quarter 2021 supplemental information package for additional details on certain other assumptions involving its 2021 guidance.

CONFERENCE CALL

Management will conduct a conference call on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET to review the Company’s earnings and operating results. Dial-in and webcast information is listed below.

Live Conference Call:
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM ET
Dial#: 844-309-6711
Passcode: “Acadia Realty” or “7162814”
Webcast (Listen-only): www.acadiarealty.com under Investors, Presentations & Events
 
Phone Replay:
Dial#: 855-859-2056
Passcode: “7162814”
Available Through: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Webcast Replay: www.acadiarealty.com under Investors, Presentations & Events

The Company uses, and intends to use, the Investors page of its website, which can be found at www.acadiarealty.com, as a means of disclosing material nonpublic information and of complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD, including, without limitation, through the posting of investor presentations that may include material nonpublic information. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investors page, in addition to following the Company’s press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

About Acadia Realty Trust

Acadia Realty Trust is an equity real estate investment trust focused on delivering long-term, profitable growth via its dual – Core Portfolio and Fund – operating platforms and its disciplined, location-driven investment strategy. Acadia Realty Trust is accomplishing this goal by building a best-in-class core real estate portfolio with meaningful concentrations of assets in the nation’s most dynamic corridors; making profitable opportunistic and value-add investments through its series of discretionary, institutional funds; and maintaining a strong balance sheet. For further information, please visit www.acadiarealty.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations are generally identifiable by use of the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend” or “project,” or the negative thereof, or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results and financial performance to be materially different from future results and financial performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: (i) economic, political and social uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, including (a) the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of governmental relief in providing assistance to businesses, including the Company’s tenants, that have suffered significant declines in revenues as a result of mandatory business shut-downs, “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders and social distancing practices, as well as to individuals adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and various actions taken to contain or mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (including vaccines), (b) the duration of any such orders or other formal recommendations for social distancing and the speed and extent to which revenues of the Company’s retail tenants recover following the lifting of any such orders or recommendations, (c) temporary or permanent migration out of major cities by customers, including cities where the Company’s properties are located, which may have a negative impact on the Company’s tenants’ businesses, (d) the potential impact of any such events on the obligations of the Company’s tenants to make rent and other payments or honor other commitments under existing leases, (e) to the extent we were seeking to sell properties in the near term, significantly greater uncertainty regarding our ability to do so at attractive prices, (f) the potential adverse impact on returns from development and redevelopment projects, and (g) the broader impact of the severe economic contraction and increase in unemployment that has occurred in the short term and negative consequences that will occur if these trends are not quickly reversed; (ii) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants (in particular its major tenants) and other third parties to satisfy their obligations under their respective contractual arrangements with the Company; (iii) macroeconomic conditions, such as a disruption of or lack of access to the capital markets; (iv) the Company’s success in implementing its business strategy and its ability to identify, underwrite, finance, consummate and integrate diversifying acquisitions and investments; (v) changes in general economic conditions or economic conditions in the markets in which the Company may, from time to time, compete, and their effect on the Company’s revenues, earnings and funding sources; (vi) increases in the Company’s borrowing costs as a result of changes in interest rates and other factors, including the potential phasing out of the London Interbank Offered Rate after 2021; (vii) the Company’s ability to pay down, refinance, restructure or extend its indebtedness as it becomes due; (viii) the Company’s investments in joint ventures and unconsolidated entities, including its lack of sole decision-making authority and its reliance on its joint venture partners’ financial condition; (ix) the Company’s ability to obtain the financial results expected from its development and redevelopment projects; (x) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants to renew their leases with the Company upon expiration, the Company’s ability to re-lease its properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event the Company exercises its right to replace an existing tenant, and obligations the Company may incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (xi) the Company’s liability for environmental matters; (xii) damage to the Company’s properties from catastrophic weather and other natural events, and the physical effects of climate change; (xiii) uninsured losses; (xiv) the Company’s ability and willingness to maintain its qualification as a REIT in light of economic, market, legal, tax and other considerations; (xv) information technology security breaches, including increased cybersecurity risks relating to the use of remote technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic; and (xvi) the loss of key executives. The risks described above are not exhaustive and additional factors could adversely affect the Company’s business and financial performance, including the risk factors discussed under the section captioned “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and other periodic or current reports the Company files with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date hereof. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or change in the events, conditions or circumstances on which such forward-looking statements are based.

ACADIA REALTY TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations (a)

(dollars and Common Shares in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

 

$

67,205

 

 

$

70,457

 

Other

 

 

2,189

 

 

 

963

 

Total revenues

 

 

69,394

 

 

 

71,420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

31,390

 

 

 

33,377

 

General and administrative

 

 

8,996

 

 

 

9,070

 

Real estate taxes

 

 

11,462

 

 

 

10,447

 

Property operating

 

 

13,477

 

 

 

13,320

 

Impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

51,549

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

65,325

 

 

 

117,763

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on disposition of properties

 

 

4,612

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

8,681

 

 

 

(46,343

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

2,263

 

 

 

1,255

 

Interest and other income

 

 

1,700

 

 

 

2,929

 

Realized and unrealized holding gains on investments and other

 

 

6,507

 

 

 

(530

)

Interest expense

 

 

(17,141

)

 

 

(18,302

)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

2,010

 

 

 

(60,991

)

Income tax (provision) benefit

 

 

(150

)

 

 

952

 

Net income (loss)

 

 

1,860

 

 

 

(60,039

)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

3,302

 

 

 

51,625

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Acadia

 

$

5,162

 

 

$

(8,414

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: net income attributable to participating securities

 

 

(156

)

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Common Shareholders –

basic and diluted earnings and basic loss per share

 

$

5,006

 

 

$

(8,414

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares for basic and diluted earnings and basic loss per share

 

 

86,346

 

 

 

86,972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings per share – basic and diluted, net loss per share – basic(b)

 

$

0.06

 

 

$

(0.10

)

ACADIA REALTY TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of Consolidated Net Income (Loss) to Funds From Operations (a, c)

(dollars and Common Shares and Units in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Acadia

 

$

5,162

 

 

$

(8,414

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of real estate and amortization of leasing costs (net of

noncontrolling interests’ share)

 

 

23,807

 

 

 

24,088

 

Impairment charges (net of noncontrolling interests’ share)

 

 

 

 

 

12,400

 

Gain on disposition of properties (net of noncontrolling interests’ share)

 

 

(5,096

)

 

 

 

Income (loss) attributable to Common OP Unit holders

 

 

347

 

 

 

(462

)

Distributions – Preferred OP Units

 

 

123

 

 

 

126

 

Funds from operations attributable to Common Shareholders and Common OP Unit holders

 

$

24,343

 

 

$

27,738

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for Special Items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Albertsons unrealized holding gain (net of noncontrolling interest share)

 

 

(1,738

)

 

 

 

Funds from operations before Special Items attributable to Common Shareholders and

Common OP Unit holders

 

$

22,605

 

 

$

27,738

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funds From Operations per Share – Diluted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted-average shares outstanding, GAAP earnings

 

 

86,323

 

 

 

86,972

 

Weighted-average OP Units outstanding

 

 

5,120

 

 

 

5,189

 

Assumed conversion of Preferred OP Units to common shares

 

 

465

 

 

 

465

 

Assumed conversion of LTIP units and restricted share units to

common shares

 

 

23

 

 

 

159

 

Weighted average number of Common Shares and Common OP Units

 

 

91,931

 

 

 

92,785

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Funds from operations, per Common Share and Common OP Unit

 

$

0.26

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Funds from operations before Special Items, per Common Share and Common OP Unit

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

0.30

 

ACADIA REALTY TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of Consolidated Operating Income (Loss) to Net Property Operating Income (“NOI”) (a)

(dollars in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated operating income (loss)

 

$

8,681

 

 

$

(46,343

)

Add back:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

 

8,996

 

 

 

9,070

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

31,390

 

 

 

33,377

 

Impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

51,549

 

Straight-line rent reserves

 

 

817

 

 

 

2,967

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above/below market rent, straight-line rent and other adjustments

 

 

(5,284

)

 

 

(4,336

)

Gain on disposition of properties

 

 

(4,612

)

 

 

 

Consolidated NOI

 

 

39,988

 

 

 

46,284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interest in consolidated NOI

 

 

(10,861

)

 

 

(14,298

)

Less: Operating Partnership’s interest in Fund NOI included above

 

 

(2,618

)

 

 

(3,595

)

Add: Operating Partnership’s share of unconsolidated

joint ventures NOI (d)

 

 

3,300

 

 

 

6,346

 

NOI – Core Portfolio

 

$

29,809

 

 

$

34,737

 

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