Press Release

Urban Edge Properties Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

Company Release - 2/13/2019 4:15 PM ET

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) (the "Company") today announced its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.

Financial Results(1)(2)

  • Generated net income of $7.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the quarter and $117.0 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2018.
  • Generated Funds from Operations applicable to diluted common shareholders ("FFO") of $38.5 million, or $0.30 per share, for the quarter compared to $5.6 million, or $0.04 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $168.5 million, or $1.33 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to $157.6 million, or $1.33 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2017.
  • Generated FFO as Adjusted of $40.7 million, or $0.32 per share, for the quarter compared to $42.7 million, or $0.34 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $165.4 million, or $1.31 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to $158.5 million, or $1.34 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2017.
  • FFO as Adjusted excludes the effects of natural disasters, write-offs related to tenant bankruptcies and other income and expenses that are not representative of our ongoing core operating results.

Operating Results(1)

  • Increased same-property cash Net Operating Income ("NOI") including properties in redevelopment by 0.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 and by 1.4% compared to the year ended December 31, 2017. Fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 results were negatively impacted by 370 basis points and 160 basis points, respectively, as a result of store closures from tenant bankruptcies.
  • Reported a decline of same-property cash NOI excluding properties in redevelopment of 0.2% over the fourth quarter of 2017. This metric increased by 0.7% compared to the year ended December 31, 2017. Fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 results were negatively impacted by 380 basis points and 160 basis points, respectively, as a result of store closures from tenant bankruptcies.
  • Reported same-property retail portfolio occupancy of 93.2%, a decrease of 340 basis points compared to December 31, 2017, which includes a 380 basis point decline attributable to vacancies from tenant bankruptcies.
  • Reported consolidated retail portfolio occupancy of 92.6%, a decrease of 340 basis points compared to December 31, 2017, which includes a 380 basis point decline attributable to vacancies from tenant bankruptcies.
  • Executed 18 new leases, renewals and options totaling 189,000 square feet ("sf") during the quarter. Same-space leases totaled 169,000 sf and generated average rent spreads of 7.8% on a GAAP basis and 2.3% on a cash basis.

In the past year, the Company has recaptured ten anchor leases due to the bankruptcies of Toys “R” Us, Fallas and National Wholesale Liquidators representing approximately 4% of total gross leasable area ("GLA") that contributed approximately 3% of cash NOI during 2018. The Company views these vacancies as an opportunity to upgrade its spaces with more vibrant retailers and to redevelop certain centers.

Active discussions are under way to release seven of these spaces primarily to national retailers at comparable average rents. The Company is exploring redevelopment opportunities for the remaining three spaces at Bruckner Commons in the Bronx, NY, Hudson Mall in Jersey City, NJ and Lodi Commons in Lodi, NJ.

Development, Redevelopment and Anchor Repositioning Activity

During the fourth quarter, the Company completed four redevelopment projects totaling $8.9 million at Goucher Commons in Towson, MD, Governors Commons in Glen Burnie, MD, Cherry Hill Commons in Cherry Hill, NJ, and Bergen Town Center in Paramus, NJ, which are expected to collectively generate an unleveraged yield of 7%.

The Company has $197 million of active redevelopment projects under way expected to collectively generate a 7% unleveraged yield. Approximately $51 million of that amount remains to be funded.

Balance Sheet Highlights at December 31, 2018(1)(3)(4)

  • Total market capitalization of approximately $3.7 billion comprised of 127.1 million fully-diluted common shares valued at $2.1 billion and $1.6 billion of debt.
  • Net debt to total market capitalization of 30%.
  • Net debt to Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization for real estate ("EBITDAre") of 4.7x.
  • $457.5 million of cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, and no amounts drawn on the $600 million revolving credit facility.
(1)   Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Operating Metrics" for definitions and additional detail.
(2) Refer to page 8 for a reconciliation of net income to FFO and FFO as Adjusted for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.
(3) Refer to page 10 for a reconciliation of net income to EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.
(4) Net debt as of December 31, 2018 is calculated as total consolidated debt of $1.6 billion less total cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, of $457.5 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses certain non-GAAP performance measures, in addition to the primary GAAP presentations, as we believe these measures improve the understanding of the Company's operational results. We continually evaluate the usefulness, relevance, limitations, and calculation of our reported non-GAAP performance measures to determine how best to provide relevant information to the investing public, and thus such reported measures are subject to change. The Company's non-GAAP performance measures have limitations as they do not include all items of income and expense that affect operations, and accordingly, should always be considered as supplemental financial results. The following non-GAAP measures are commonly used by the Company and investing public to understand and evaluate our operating results and performance:

  • FFO: The Company believes FFO is a useful, supplemental measure of its operating performance that is a recognized metric used extensively by the real estate industry and, in particular REITs. FFO, as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") and the Company, is net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable real estate and land when connected to the main business of a REIT, impairments on depreciable real estate or land related to a REIT's main business and rental property depreciation and amortization expense. The Company believes that financial analysts, investors and shareholders are better served by the presentation of comparable period operating results generated from FFO primarily because it excludes the assumption that the value of real estate assets diminish predictably. FFO does not represent cash flows from operating activities in accordance with GAAP, should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indication of our performance, and is not indicative of cash flow as a measure of liquidity or our ability to make cash distributions.
  • FFO as Adjusted: The Company provides disclosure of FFO as Adjusted because it believes it is a useful supplemental measure of its core operating performance that facilitates comparability of historical financial periods. FFO as Adjusted is calculated by making certain adjustments to FFO to account for items the Company does not believe are representative of ongoing core operating results, including non-comparable revenues and expenses. The Company's method of calculating FFO as Adjusted may be different from methods used by other REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to such other REITs.
  • Cash NOI: The Company uses cash NOI internally to make investment and capital allocation decisions and to compare the unlevered performance of our properties to our peers. The Company believes cash NOI is useful to investors as a performance measure because, when compared across periods, cash NOI reflects the impact on operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, operating costs and acquisition and disposition activity on an unleveraged basis, providing perspective not immediately apparent from operating income or net income. The Company calculates cash NOI using net income as defined by GAAP reflecting only those income and expense items that are incurred at the property level, adjusted for the following items: lease termination fees, bankruptcy settlement income, non-cash rental income and ground rent expense, and income or expenses that we do not believe are representative of ongoing operating results, if any.
  • Same-property Cash NOI: The Company provides disclosure of cash NOI on a same-property basis, which includes the results of properties that were owned and operated for the entirety of the reporting periods being compared totaling 83 properties for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 and 75 properties for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. Information provided on a same-property basis excludes properties under development, redevelopment or that involve anchor repositioning where a substantial portion of the gross leasable area ("GLA") is taken out of service and also excludes properties acquired, sold, or under contract to be sold during the periods being compared. As such, same-property cash NOI assists in eliminating disparities in net income due to the development, redevelopment, acquisition or disposition of properties or properties that involve anchor repositioning during the periods presented, and thus provides a more consistent performance measure for the comparison of the operating performance of the Company's properties. While there is judgment surrounding changes in designations, a property is removed from the same-property pool when it is designated as a redevelopment property because it is undergoing significant renovation or retenanting pursuant to a formal plan that is expected to have a significant impact on its operating income. A development or redevelopment property is moved back to the same-property pool once a substantial portion of the NOI growth expected from the development or redevelopment is reflected in both the current and comparable prior year period, generally one year after at least 80% of the expected NOI from the project is realized on a cash basis. Acquisitions are moved into the same-property pool once we have owned the property for the entirety of the comparable periods and the property is not under significant development or redevelopment. The Company has also provided disclosure of cash NOI on a same-property basis adjusted to include redevelopment properties. Same-property cash NOI may include other adjustments as detailed in the Reconciliation of Net Income to cash NOI and same-property cash NOI included in the tables accompanying this press release.
  • EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre: EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre are supplemental, non-GAAP measures utilized by us in various financial ratios. The White Paper on EBITDAre, approved by NAREIT's Board of Governors in September 2017, defines EBITDAre as net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), adjusted for interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, losses and gains on the disposition of depreciated property, impairment write-downs of depreciated property and investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, and adjustments to reflect the entity's share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated joint ventures. EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre are presented to assist investors in the evaluation of REITs, as a measure of the Company's operational performance as they exclude various items that do not relate to or are not indicative of our operating performance and because they approximate key performance measures in our debt covenants. Accordingly, the Company believes that the use of EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, as opposed to income before income taxes, in various ratios provides meaningful performance measures related to the Company's ability to meet various coverage tests for the stated periods. Adjusted EBITDAre may include other adjustments not indicative of operating results as detailed in the Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre included in the tables accompanying this press release. The Company also presents the ratio of net debt (net of cash) to annualized Adjusted EBITDAre as of December 31, 2018, and net debt (net of cash) to total market capitalization, which it believes is useful to investors as a supplemental measure in evaluating the Company's balance sheet leverage. The presentation of EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre is consistent with EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as presented in prior periods.

The Company believes net income is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP performance measures outlined above. Reconciliations of these measures to net income have been provided in the tables accompanying this press release.

Operating Metrics

The Company presents certain operating metrics related to our properties, including occupancy, leasing activity and rental rates. Operating metrics are used by the Company and are useful to investors in facilitating an understanding of the operational performance for our properties.

Occupancy metrics represent the percentage of occupied gross leasable area based on executed leases (including properties in development and redevelopment) and includes leases signed, but for which rent has not yet commenced. Same-property retail portfolio occupancy includes shopping centers and malls that have been owned and operated for the entirety of the reporting periods being compared totaling 83 properties for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 and 75 properties for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. Occupancy metrics presented for the Company's same-property retail portfolio excludes properties under development, redevelopment or that involve anchor repositioning where a substantial portion of the gross leasable area is taken out of service and also excludes properties acquired within the past 12 months, properties sold, or under contract to be sold during the periods being compared.

Executed new leases, renewals and exercised options are presented on a same-space basis. Same-space leases represent those leases signed on spaces for which there was a previous lease with comparable gross leasable area.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For a copy of the Company’s supplemental disclosure package, please access the "Investors" section of our website at www.uedge.com. Our website also includes other financial information, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports.

ABOUT URBAN EDGE

Urban Edge Properties is a NYSE listed real estate investment trust focused on managing, acquiring, developing, and redeveloping retail real estate in urban communities, primarily in the New York metropolitan region. Urban Edge owns 88 properties totaling 16.3 million square feet of gross leasable area.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this Press Release constitute forward-looking statements as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They represent our intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Our future results, financial condition and business may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. You can find many of these statements by looking for words such as “approximates,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “would,” “may” or other similar expressions in this Press Release. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of these and our other forward-looking statements are beyond our ability to control or predict; these factors include, among others, the Company's ability to complete its active development, redevelopment and anchor repositioning projects, the Company's ability to pursue, finance and complete acquisition opportunities, the Company's ability to engage in the projects in its planned expansion and redevelopment pipeline, the Company's ability to achieve the estimated unleveraged returns for such projects and acquisitions, the estimated remediation and repair costs related to natural disasters at the affected properties and the loss of or bankruptcy of a major tenant and the impact of any such event. For further discussion of factors that could materially affect the outcome of our forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For these statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Press Release. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to our forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Press Release.

URBAN EDGE PROPERTIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

   
December 31, December 31,
2018 2017
ASSETS
Real estate, at cost:
Land $ 525,819 $ 521,669
Buildings and improvements 2,156,113 2,010,527
Construction in progress 80,385 133,761
Furniture, fixtures and equipment 6,675   5,897  
Total 2,768,992 2,671,854
Accumulated depreciation and amortization (645,872 ) (587,127 )
Real estate, net 2,123,120 2,084,727
Cash and cash equivalents 440,430 490,279
Restricted cash 17,092 10,562

Tenant and other receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $6,486 and
$4,937, respectively

28,563 20,078

Receivable arising from the straight-lining of rents, net of allowance for doubtful
accounts of $134 and $494, respectively

84,903 85,843

Identified intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $39,526 and $33,827,
respectively

68,422 87,249

Deferred leasing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $16,826 and $14,796,
respectively

21,277 20,268

Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $2,764 and $1,740,
respectively

2,219 3,243
Prepaid expenses and other assets 12,968   18,559  
Total assets $ 2,798,994   $ 2,820,808  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities:
Mortgages payable, net $ 1,550,242 $ 1,564,542
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities 98,517 84,766

Identified intangible liabilities, net of accumulated amortization of $65,058 and
$65,832, respectively

144,258   180,959  
Total liabilities 1,793,017   1,830,267  
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity:

Common shares: $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized and 114,345,565
and 113,827,529 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

1,143 1,138
Additional paid-in capital 956,420 946,402
Accumulated deficit (52,857 ) (57,621 )
Noncontrolling interests:
Operating partnership 100,822 100,218
Consolidated subsidiaries 449   404  
Total equity 1,005,977   990,541  
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,798,994   $ 2,820,808  

URBAN EDGE PROPERTIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

   
Quarter Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2018   2017 2018   2017
REVENUE
Rental revenue $ 100,403 $ 96,661 $ 411,298 $ 365,082
Management and development fees 405 336 1,469 1,535
Income from acquired leasehold interest 39,215
Other income 115   379   1,393   1,210  
Total revenue 100,923   97,376   414,160   407,042  
EXPENSES
Depreciation and amortization 25,878 21,776 99,422 82,281
Real estate taxes 15,919 15,762 63,655 59,737
Property operating 14,814 15,036 74,222 50,894
General and administrative 9,405 7,693 34,984 30,691
Casualty and impairment loss, net 5,674 1,745 4,426 7,382
Ground rent 3,238 2,851 11,448 10,848
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,550   1,771   4,138   3,445  
Total expenses 76,478   66,634   292,295   245,278  
Operating income 24,445 30,742 121,865 161,764
Gain on sale of real estate 52,625 202
Interest income 2,393 1,066 8,336 2,248
Interest and debt expense (16,809 ) (14,839 ) (64,868 ) (56,218 )
Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt   (34,062 ) 2,524   (35,336 )
Income before income taxes 10,029 (17,093 ) 120,482 72,660
Income tax (expense) benefit (2,778 ) 1,220   (3,519 ) 278  
Net income (loss) 7,251 (15,873 ) 116,963 72,938

Less net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling
interests in:

Operating partnership (727 ) 1,607 (11,768 ) (5,824 )
Consolidated subsidiaries (11 ) (11 ) (45 ) (44 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders $ 6,513   $ (14,277 ) $ 105,150   $ 67,070  
 
Earnings (loss) per common share - Basic: $ 0.06   $ (0.13 ) $ 0.92   $ 0.62  
Earnings (loss) per common share - Diluted: $ 0.06   $ (0.13 ) $ 0.92   $ 0.61  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic 114,140   113,642   113,863   107,132  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted 114,314   113,642   114,051   118,390  

Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO and FFO as Adjusted

The following table reflects the reconciliation of net income to FFO and FFO as Adjusted for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Net income is considered the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" on page 3 for a description of FFO and FFO as Adjusted.

 

Quarter Ended
December 31,

  Year Ended
December 31,
2018   2017 2018   2017
Net income (loss) $ 7,251 $ (15,873 ) $ 116,963 $ 72,938
Less net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in:
Operating partnership (727 ) 1,607 (11,768 ) (5,824 )
Consolidated subsidiaries (11 ) (11 ) (45 ) (44 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders 6,513 (14,277 ) 105,150 67,070
Adjustments:
Rental property depreciation and amortization 25,675 21,515 98,644 81,401
Gain on sale of real estate (52,625 ) (202 )
Real estate impairment loss 5,574 5,574 3,467
Limited partnership interests in operating partnership 727   (1,607 ) 11,768   5,824  
FFO Applicable to diluted common shareholders 38,489   5,631   168,511   157,560  
FFO per diluted common share(1) 0.30   0.04   1.33   1.33  
Adjustments to FFO:
Tax impact from Hurricane Maria 2,115 (1,767 ) 2,344 (1,767 )
Construction rental abatement 127 902 291 902
Transaction costs 95 491 278
Impact of tenant bankruptcies(2) 6 (5,075 )
Tenant bankruptcy settlement income (24 ) (27 ) (329 ) (655 )
Casualty (gain) loss, net(4) (86 ) 3,922 (777 ) 6,092
Executive transition costs(3) 1,932
Environmental remediation costs 584
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt 34,062 (2,524 ) 35,336
Income from acquired leasehold interest       (39,215 )
FFO as Adjusted applicable to diluted common shareholders $ 40,722   $ 42,723   $ 165,448   $ 158,531  
FFO as Adjusted per diluted common share(1) $ 0.32   $ 0.34   $ 1.31   $ 1.34  
 
Weighted Average diluted common shares(1) 126,537 126,665 126,584 118,392
(1)   Weighted average diluted shares used to calculate FFO per share and FFO as Adjusted per share for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 and the quarter ended December 31, 2017 are higher than the GAAP weighted average diluted shares as a result of the dilutive impact of LTIP and OP units which may be redeemed for our common stock. These redeemable units are not included in the weighted average diluted share count for GAAP purposes because their inclusion is anti-dilutive. LTIP and OP units are included for the year ended December 31, 2017 as their inclusion is dilutive.
(2) Amount for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 includes the write-off of reserves on receivables from straight-line rents, partially offset by the write-off of below-market intangible liabilities. Amount for the year ended December 31, 2018, comprises write-offs of below-market intangible liabilities, partially offset by lease termination payments and write-offs of reserves on receivables from straight-line rents.
(3) Amount reflects costs associated with hiring a new Chief Operating Officer and a new President of Development and severance expenses related to the termination of a prior executive.
(4) Amounts reflect insurance proceeds net of gains/(losses) as a result of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in September 2017 and a tornado in Wilkes-Barre, PA, in June 2018:

  Quarter Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
(in thousands) 2018   2017 2018   2017
Insurance proceeds, net of casualty related expenses $ (100 ) $ (1,745 ) $ 1,148 $ (1,745 )

Reversal of provision for doubtful accounts on previously reserved
balances (provision for doubtful accounts)

(1,249 ) 369 (1,249 )
Property rental and tenant reimbursement adjustments (losses) 186 (928 ) (740 ) (928 )
Write-off of net book value of assets damaged       (2,170 )
Casualty gain (loss), net $ 86   $ (3,922 ) $ 777   $ (6,092 )

Reconciliation of Net Income to Cash NOI and Same-Property Cash NOI

The following table reflects the reconciliation of net income to cash NOI, same-property cash NOI and same-property cash NOI including properties in redevelopment for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Net income is considered the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" on page 3 for a description of cash NOI and same-property cash NOI.

 

Quarter Ended
December 31,

 

Year Ended
December 31,

(Amounts in thousands) 2018   2017 2018   2017
Net income (loss) $ 7,251 $ (15,873 ) $ 116,963 $ 72,938
Management and development fee income from non-owned properties (405 ) (336 ) (1,469 ) (1,535 )
Other (income) expense (27 ) 6 (146 ) (118 )
Depreciation and amortization 25,878 21,776 99,422 82,281
General and administrative expense 9,405 7,693 34,984 30,691
Casualty and impairment loss, net(1) 5,674 1,745 4,426 7,382
Gain on sale of real estate (52,625 ) (202 )
Interest income (2,393 ) (1,066 ) (8,336 ) (2,248 )
Interest and debt expense 16,809 14,839 64,868 56,218
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt 34,062 (2,524 ) 35,336
Income tax expense (benefit) 2,778 (1,220 ) 3,519 (278 )
Non-cash revenue and expenses (3,522 ) (2,354 ) (32,117 ) (47,161 )
Cash NOI(2) 61,448   59,272   226,965   233,304  
Adjustments:
Non-same property cash NOI(2)(3) (6,878 ) (6,427 ) (51,132 ) (44,623 )
Tenant bankruptcy settlement and lease termination income (24 ) (347 ) (1,028 ) (975 )
Natural disaster related operating (gain) loss(4) (132 ) 1,267 40 1,267
Lease termination payments 15,500
Construction rental abatement 127 902 291 902
Environmental remediation costs     584    
Same-property cash NOI(6) $ 54,541   $ 54,667   $ 191,220   $ 189,875  
Cash NOI related to properties being redeveloped(5) 5,269   5,066   20,431   18,937  
Same-property cash NOI including properties in redevelopment(6) $ 59,810   $ 59,733   $ 211,651   $ 208,812  
(1)   The quarter ended December 31, 2018 reflects impairment losses recognized at our properties in Salem, NH and West Babylon, NY and hurricane-related expenses. The year ended December 31, 2018 reflects these items, partially offset by insurance proceeds, net of casualty-related expenses. The quarter ended December 31, 2017 includes hurricane-related expenses. The year ended December 31, 2017 also includes a write-off of net book value of assets damaged and real estate impairment losses.
(2) Cash NOI is calculated as total property revenues less property operating expenses excluding the net effects of non-cash rental income and non-cash ground rent expense but includes bad debt expense.
(3) Non-same property cash NOI includes cash NOI related to properties being redeveloped and properties acquired or disposed.
(4) The quarter ended December 31, 2018 excludes rental and tenant reimbursement adjustments pertaining to Hurricane Maria at Las Catalinas. The year ended December 31, 2018 reflects rental and tenant reimbursement losses, offset by reversals of provisions for payments received from tenants at Las Catalinas. The quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 reflect rental and tenant reimbursement losses and provisions for outstanding amounts due from tenants at Las Catalinas.
(5) The quarter ended December 31, 2018 excludes rental and tenant reimbursement adjustments pertaining to Hurricane Maria at Montehiedra. The year ended December 31, 2018 excludes rental and tenant reimbursement losses, partially offset by a reversal of provisions for payments received from tenants at Montehiedra. The quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 excludes rental and tenant reimbursement losses as well as provisions for outstanding amounts due from tenants at Montehiedra.
(6) The results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 were negatively impacted by store closures from tenant bankruptcies. Excluding these amounts, same-property cash NOI would have increased by 3.6% for the quarter and by 2.3% for the year ended December 31, 2018, and same-property cash NOI including properties in redevelopment would have increased by 3.8% for the quarter and by 3.0% for the year ended December 31, 2018:

     

Quarter Ended
December 31,

 

Percent
Change

 

Year Ended
December 31,

 

Percent
Change

2018   2017 2018   2017
Same-property cash NOI $ 54,541 $ 54,667 (0.2)% $ 191,220 $ 189,875 0.7%
Cash NOI lost due to tenant bankruptcies 2,084       3,087      
Same-property cash NOI including item above 56,625   54,667   3.6% 194,307   189,875   2.3%
Cash NOI related to properties being redeveloped 5,269 5,066 20,431 18,937

Cash NOI lost due to tenant bankruptcies at
properties being redeveloped

120       300      

Same-property cash NOI including properties in
redevelopment and including item above

$ 62,014   $ 59,733   3.8% $ 215,038   $ 208,812   3.0%

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre

The following table reflects the reconciliation of net income to EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Net income is considered the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" on page 3 for a description of EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre.

 

Quarter Ended
December 31,

 

Year Ended
December 31,

(Amounts in thousands) 2018   2017 2018   2017
Net income (loss) $ 7,251 $ (15,873 ) $ 116,963 $ 72,938
Depreciation and amortization 25,878 21,776 99,422 82,281
Interest and debt expense 16,809 14,839 64,868 56,218
Income tax expense (benefit) 2,778 (1,220 ) 3,519 (278 )
Gain on sale of real estate (52,625 ) (202 )
Real estate impairment loss 5,574     5,574   3,467  
EBITDAre 58,290   19,522   237,721   214,424  
Adjustments for Adjusted EBITDAre:
Construction rental abatement 127 902 291 902
Transaction costs 95 491 278
Impact of tenant bankruptcies(2) 6 (5,075 )
Tenant bankruptcy settlement income (24 ) (27 ) (329 ) (655 )
Casualty (gain) loss, net(1) (86 ) 3,922 (777 ) 6,092
Executive transition costs(3) 1,932
Environmental remediation costs 584
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt 34,062 (2,524 ) 35,336
Income from acquired leasehold interest       (39,215 )
Adjusted EBITDAre $ 58,408   $ 58,381   $ 232,314   $ 217,162  
(1)   Refer to footnote 4 on page 8, Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO and FFO as Adjusted, for the adjustments included in this line item.
(2) Refer to footnote 2 on page 8, Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO and FFO as Adjusted, for the adjustments included in this line item.
(3) Amount reflects costs associated with hiring a new Chief Operating Officer and a new President of Development and severance expenses related to the termination of a prior executive.

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Mark Langer, EVP and Chief Financial Officer
212-956-2556

Source: Urban Edge Properties