Press Release

CubeSmart Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Company Release - 11/4/2021

MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE) today announced its operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

“Once again, we saw strong performance across our portfolio as our sophisticated systems and talented teammates continue to maximize the opportunities provided by favorable market conditions,” commented President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher P. Marr. “The current fundamental backdrop positions us to end the year strong and head into next year on a positive note.”

Key Highlights for the Third Quarter

  • Reported earnings per share (“EPS”) attributable to the Company’s common shareholders of $0.43.
  • Reported funds from operations (“FFO”) per share, as adjusted, of $0.56.
  • Increased same-store (507 stores) net operating income (“NOI”) 21.1% year over year, driven by 15.6% revenue growth and a 3.9% increase in property operating expenses.
  • Same-store occupancy during the quarter averaged 95.6% and ended the quarter at 94.8%.
  • Closed on two property acquisitions totaling $33.0 million.
  • Closed on four property dispositions totaling $38.6 million.
  • Added 33 stores to our third-party management platform during the quarter, bringing our total third-party managed store count to 706.
  • Subsequent to September 30, 2021, increased the quarterly dividend 26.5% to an annualized rate of $1.72 per common share from the previous annualized rate of $1.36 per common share.

Financial Results

Net income attributable to the Company’s common shareholders was $87.7 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $46.9 million for the third quarter of 2020. A significant driver of the year over year increase was the $28.8 million of gains from the sale of four properties during the third quarter of 2021. EPS attributable to the Company’s common shareholders was $0.43 for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $0.24 for the same period last year.

FFO, as adjusted, was $118.4 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $86.3 million for the third quarter of 2020. FFO per share, as adjusted, increased 27.3% to $0.56 for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $0.44 for the same period last year.  

Investment Activity

Acquisition Activity

During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company acquired two wholly-owned stores in New Jersey (1) and Pennsylvania (1) for $33.0 million. In total for the year through the date of this press release, the Company has acquired four stores for $67.1 million. Additionally, the Company has five properties in Florida (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Nevada (1) and Pennsylvania (1) under contract for $85.8 million. These properties are expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Disposition Activity

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company sold four properties located in Colorado (1), Nevada (1) and North Carolina (2) for $38.6 million. Additionally, the Company has a property located in Texas under contract to sell for $5.2 million. The sale of this property is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Development Activity

The Company has agreements with developers for the construction of Class A self-storage properties in high-barrier-to-entry locations. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company opened for operation three development properties for a total cost of $75.1 million.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had three joint venture development properties under construction. The Company anticipates investing a total of $73.7 million related to these projects and had invested $39.6 million of that total as of September 30, 2021. These stores are located in Massachusetts, New York and Virginia. These properties are expected to open at various times between the fourth quarter of 2021 and the second quarter of 2022.

Unconsolidated Real Estate Venture Activity

During the third quarter of 2021, the Company’s joint venture, HVP IV, acquired a property located in Illinois for $15.9 million. In total for the year through the date of this press release, HVP IV has acquired seven properties for $108.6 million.

During the third quarter of 2021, the Company’s joint venture, HVP V, acquired two properties located in New Jersey for $73.7 million. In total for the year through the date of this press release, HVP V has acquired four properties for $110.7 million. Additionally, HVP V has two properties located in New Jersey (1) and New York (1) under contract for $66.3 million. These acquisitions are expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Subsequent to September 30, 2021, the Company’s joint venture, HHF, sold seven properties located in Texas for $85.0 million.

Third-Party Management

As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s third-party management program included 706 stores totaling 47.8 million square feet. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company added 33 stores and 107 stores, respectively, to its third-party management platform.

Same-Store Results

The Company’s same-store portfolio at September 30, 2021 included 507 stores containing approximately 35.5 million rentable square feet, or approximately 91.1% of the aggregate rentable square feet of the Company’s 545 consolidated stores. These same-store properties represented approximately 89.6% of property NOI for the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Same-store physical occupancy as of September 30, 2021 and 2020 was 94.8% and 94.1%, respectively. Same-store revenues for the third quarter of 2021 increased 15.6% and same-store operating expenses increased 3.9% from the same quarter in 2020. Same-store NOI increased 21.1% from the third quarter of 2020 to the third quarter of 2021.

Operating Results

As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s total consolidated portfolio included 545 stores containing 39.0 million rentable square feet and had physical occupancy of 93.4%.

Revenues increased $40.1 million and property operating expenses increased $7.0 million in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020. Increases in revenues were primarily attributable to increased occupancy and rental rates on our same-store portfolio as well as revenues generated from property acquisitions and recently opened development properties. Increases in property operating expenses were primarily attributable to a $3.4 million increase from the stores acquired or opened in 2020 and 2021 included in our non-same store portfolio as well as increased expenses from same-store properties primarily related to property taxes and advertising.

Interest expense increased from $19.0 million during the three months ended September 30, 2020 to $19.1 million during the three months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $0.1 million. The increase was attributable to a higher amount of outstanding debt during the 2021 period partially offset by lower interest rates. To fund a portion of the Company’s growth, the average outstanding debt balance increased $256.8 million to $2.26 billion during the three months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to $2.00 billion during the three months ended September 30, 2020. The weighted average effective interest rate on our outstanding debt for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was 3.40% and 3.89%, respectively.   

Financing Activity

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company sold 1.1 million common shares of beneficial interest through its at-the-market equity program at an average sales price of $53.19 per share, resulting in net proceeds of $57.9 million, after deducting offering costs. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had 5.9 million shares available for issuance under the existing equity distribution agreements.

Quarterly Dividend

On July 27, 2021, the Company declared a dividend of $0.34 per common share. The dividend was paid on October 15, 2021 to common shareholders of record on October 1, 2021.

On November 2, 2021, the Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.43 per common share, a 26.5% increase compared to the Company’s previously declared dividend of $0.34 per common share. The dividend will be paid on January 18, 2022 to common shareholders of record on January 3, 2022.

2021 Financial Outlook

“Continued strong performance trends through the end of the summer rental season and into the fall have again improved our outlook, leading to further increases to our guidance ranges,” commented Chief Financial Officer Tim Martin. “We remain focused on finding opportunities to grow the portfolio in a manner that maintains the quality of the portfolio while producing attractive risk-adjusted returns.”

The Company estimates that its fully diluted earnings per share for the year will be between $1.30 and $1.31 (previously $0.93 to $0.97), and that its fully diluted FFO per share, as adjusted, for 2021 will be between $2.09 and $2.10 (previously $1.99 to $2.03). Changes to the underlying assumptions for 2021 guidance are detailed in the table below. Due to uncertainty related to the timing and terms of transactions, the impact of any potential future speculative investment activity is excluded from guidance. For 2021, the same-store pool consists of 507 properties totaling 35.5 million square feet.

                                           
      Current Ranges for        
2021 Full Year Guidance Range Summary        Annual Assumptions       Prior Guidance ( 1)
Same-store revenue growth       12.50 %   to     13.50 %         10.25 %   to     11.25 %
Same-store expense growth       4.00 %   to     4.75 %         4.00 %   to     5.00 %
Same-store NOI growth       16.50 %   to     17.50 %         13.00 %   to     14.00 %
                                           
Acquisition of consolidated operating properties     $ 150.0M     to   $ 250.0M         $ 150.0M     to   $ 250.0M  
Acquisition of properties at C/O     $ 0.0M           $ 0.0M         $ 0.0M           $ 0.0M  
New development openings     $ 96.1M     to   $ 96.1M         $ 96.1M     to   $ 96.1M  
Dispositions     $ 43.8M     to   $ 43.8M         $ 0.0M     to   $ 50.0M  
Dilution from properties in lease-up     $ (0.05 )   to   $ (0.06 )       $ (0.05 )   to   $ (0.06 )
                                           
Property management fee income     $ 30.5M     to   $ 31.5M         $ 29.5M     to   $ 31.5M  
General and administrative expenses     $ 45.5M     to   $ 46.0M         $ 45.0M     to   $ 46.0M  
Interest and loan amortization expense     $ 80.5M     to   $ 82.0M         $ 80.0M     to   $ 82.0M  
Full year weighted average shares and units       210.2M           210.2M           209.9M           209.9M  
                                           
Earnings per diluted share allocated to common
shareholders
    $ 1.30     to   $ 1.31         $ 0.93     to   $ 0.97  
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization     $ 1.06           $ 1.06         $ 1.06           $ 1.06  
Less: gains from sales of real estate     $ (0.27 )         $ (0.27 )       $ -           $ -  
FFO per diluted share, as adjusted     $ 2.09     to   $ 2.10         $ 1.99     to   $ 2.03  
                                           

(1) Prior guidance as included in our second quarter earnings release dated July 29, 2021.

                       
4th Quarter 2021 Guidance          Range or Value
Earnings per diluted share allocated to common shareholders       $ 0.42     to   $ 0.43  
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization         0.27     to     0.27  
Less: gains from sales of real estate         (0.13 )         (0.13 )
FFO per diluted share, as adjusted       $ 0.56     to   $ 0.57  
                       

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, November 5, 2021 to discuss financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the Company’s corporate website at www.cubesmart.com. Telephone participants may avoid any delays in joining the conference call by pre-registering for the call using the following link to receive a special dial-in number and PIN: https://www.incommglobalevents.com/registration/q4inc/9045/cubesmart-third-quarter-2021-earnings-call/.

Telephone participants who are unable to pre-register for the conference call may join on the day of the call using 1-844-200-6205 for domestic callers, +1-929-526-1599 for international callers, and 1-833-950-0062 for callers in Canada using access code 972697.

After the live webcast, the call will remain available on CubeSmart’s website for 15 days. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available through November 19, 2021. The replay numbers are 1-866-813-9403 for domestic callers, +44-204-525-0658 for international callers, and 1-226-828-7578 for callers in Canada. For callers accessing a telephonic replay, the conference number is 631375.

Supplemental operating and financial data as of September 30, 2021 is available on the Company’s corporate website under Investor Relations - Financial Information - Financial Reports.

About CubeSmart

CubeSmart is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company's self-storage properties are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible and, in most locations, climate-controlled storage space for residential and commercial customers. According to the 2021 Self-Storage Almanac, CubeSmart is one of the top three owners and operators of self-storage properties in the United States.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Funds from operations (“FFO”) is a widely used performance measure for real estate companies and is provided here as a supplemental measure of operating performance. The April 2002 National Policy Bulletin of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (the “White Paper”), as amended, defines FFO as net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of real estate and related impairment charges, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.

Management uses FFO as a key performance indicator in evaluating the operations of the Company's stores. Given the nature of its business as a real estate owner and operator, the Company considers FFO a key measure of its operating performance that is not specifically defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The Company believes that FFO is useful to management and investors as a starting point in measuring its operational performance because FFO excludes various items included in net income that do not relate to or are not indicative of its operating performance such as gains (or losses) from sales of real estate, gains from remeasurement of investments in real estate ventures, impairments of depreciable assets, and depreciation, which can make periodic and peer analyses of operating performance more difficult. The Company’s computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs or real estate companies.

FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of the Company’s performance. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP and is not a measure of liquidity or an indicator of the Company’s ability to make cash distributions. The Company believes that to further understand its performance, FFO should be compared with its reported net income and considered in addition to cash flows computed in accordance with GAAP, as presented in its Consolidated Financial Statements.

FFO, as adjusted represents FFO as defined above, excluding the effects of acquisition related costs, gains or losses from early extinguishment of debt, and other non-recurring items, which the Company believes are not indicative of the Company’s operating results.

The Company defines net operating income, which it refers to as “NOI,” as total continuing revenues less continuing property operating expenses. NOI also can be calculated by adding back to net income (loss): interest expense on loans, loan procurement amortization expense, loss on early extinguishment of debt, acquisition related costs, equity in losses of real estate ventures, other expense, depreciation and amortization expense, general and administrative expense, and deducting from net income (loss): equity in earnings of real estate ventures, gains from sales of real estate, net, other income, gains from remeasurement of investments in real estate ventures and interest income. NOI is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Management uses NOI as a measure of operating performance at each of its stores, and for all of its stores in the aggregate. NOI should not be considered as a substitute for net income, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, or other income statement or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes NOI is useful to investors in evaluating operating performance because it is one of the primary measures used by management and store managers to evaluate the economic productivity of the Company’s stores, including the ability to lease stores, increase pricing and occupancy, and control property operating expenses. Additionally, NOI helps the Company’s investors meaningfully compare the results of its operating performance from period to period by removing the impact of its capital structure (primarily interest expense on outstanding indebtedness) and depreciation of the basis in its assets from operating results.

Forward-Looking Statements

This presentation, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by CubeSmart (“we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”), contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the “Exchange Act.” Forward-looking statements include statements concerning the Company’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions and other information that is not historical information. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” or “intends” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy. Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations that may not be realized and are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Although we believe the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, future events and actual results, performance, transactions or achievements, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the results, performance, transactions or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. As a result, you should not rely on or construe any forward-looking statements in this presentation, or which management or persons acting on their behalf may make orally or in writing from time to time, as predictions of future events or as guarantees of future performance. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this presentation or as of the dates otherwise indicated in such forward-looking statements. All of our forward-looking statements, including those in this presentation, are qualified in their entirety by this statement.

There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in or contemplated by this presentation. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of the risks and uncertainties referred to in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

These risks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • adverse changes in the national and local economic, business, real estate and other market conditions;

  • the effect of competition from existing and new self-storage properties and operators on our ability to maintain or raise occupancy and rental rates;

  • the failure to execute our business plan;
  • adverse impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, other pandemics, quarantines and stay at home orders, including the impact on our ability to operate our self-storage properties, the demand for self-storage, rental rates and fees and rent collection levels;

  • reduced availability and increased costs of external sources of capital;

  • financing risks, including the risk of over-leverage and the corresponding risk of default on our mortgage and other debt and potential inability to refinance existing or future indebtedness;

  • increases in interest rates and operating costs;

  • counterparty non-performance related to the use of derivative financial instruments;

  • risks related to our ability to maintain our qualification as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes;

  • the failure of acquisitions and developments to close on expected terms, or at all, or to perform as expected;

  • increases in taxes, fees and assessments from state and local jurisdictions;

  • the failure of our joint venture partners to fulfill their obligations to us or their pursuit of actions that are inconsistent with our objectives;

  • reductions in asset valuations and related impairment charges;

  • cyber security breaches, cyber or ransomware attacks or a failure of our networks, systems or technology, which could adversely impact our business, customer and employee relationships;

  • changes in real estate, zoning, use and occupancy laws or regulations;

  • risks related to or a consequence of natural disasters or acts of violence, pandemics, active shooters, terrorism, insurrection or war that affect the markets in which we operate;

  • potential environmental and other liabilities;

  • governmental, administrative and executive orders and laws, which could adversely impact our business operations, customer and employee relationships;

  • uninsured or uninsurable losses and the ability to obtain insurance coverage or recovery from insurance against risks and losses;

  • our ability to attract and retain talent in the current labor market;

  • other factors affecting the real estate industry generally or the self-storage industry in particular; and

  • other risks identified in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and, from time to time, in other reports that we file with the SEC or in other documents that we publicly disseminate.

Given these uncertainties, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as may be required in securities laws.

Contact:                 

CubeSmart
Josh Schutzer
Vice President, Finance
(610) 535-5700

 

CUBESMART AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)

             
    September 30,    December 31,
       2021      2020
    (unaudited)      
             
ASSETS            
Storage properties   $ 5,573,816     $ 5,489,754  
Less: Accumulated depreciation     (1,047,322 )     (983,940 )
Storage properties, net (including VIE assets of $160,317 and $119,345, respectively)     4,526,494       4,505,814  
Cash and cash equivalents     20,332       3,592  
Restricted cash     39,738       2,637  
Loan procurement costs, net of amortization     2,587       3,275  
Investment in real estate ventures, at equity     111,354       92,071  
Assets held for sale     1,180        
Other assets, net     134,369       170,753  
Total assets   $ 4,836,054     $ 4,778,142  
             
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY            
Unsecured senior notes, net   $ 2,032,253     $ 2,030,372  
Revolving credit facility           117,800  
Mortgage loans and notes payable, net     168,855       216,504  
Lease liabilities - finance leases     65,807       65,599  
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities     177,328       159,140  
Distributions payable     71,696       68,301  
Deferred revenue     33,871       29,087  
Security deposits     1,105       1,077  
Liabilities held for sale     81        
Total liabilities     2,550,996       2,687,880  
             
Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership     339,557       249,414  
             
Commitments and contingencies            
             
Equity            
Common shares $.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 203,284,756 and 197,405,989
shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively
    2,033       1,974  
Additional paid-in capital     3,037,520       2,805,673  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (575 )     (632 )
Accumulated deficit     (1,113,025 )     (974,799 )
Total CubeSmart shareholders’ equity     1,925,953       1,832,216  
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries     19,548       8,632  
Total equity     1,945,501       1,840,848  
Total liabilities and equity   $ 4,836,054     $ 4,778,142  


CUBESMART AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)

                         
    Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30, 
       2021      2020      2021      2020
                         
REVENUES                        
Rental income   $ 182,409     $ 146,507     $ 515,244     $ 427,976  
Other property related income     21,892       18,916       62,414       52,340  
Property management fee income     8,263       7,088       22,994       20,074  
Total revenues     212,564       172,511       600,652       500,390  
OPERATING EXPENSES                        
Property operating expenses     64,065       57,101       189,044       168,186  
Depreciation and amortization     55,871       38,084       163,820       118,815  
General and administrative     12,095       10,193       34,571       30,101  
Total operating expenses     132,031       105,378       387,435       317,102  
OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME                        
Interest:                        
Interest expense on loans     (19,122 )     (18,984 )     (57,468 )     (56,367 )
Loan procurement amortization expense     (1,012 )     (753 )     (3,059 )     (2,260 )
Equity in earnings (losses) of real estate ventures     816       (37 )     1,152       (216 )
Gains from sales of real estate, net     28,815             28,815        
Other     539       45       1,593       208  
Total other income (expense)     10,036       (19,729 )     (28,967 )     (58,635 )
NET INCOME     90,569       47,404       184,250       124,653  
NET (INCOME) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS                        
Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership     (3,149 )     (474 )     (6,466 )     (1,246 )
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries     230       (39 )     350       (115 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY’S COMMON SHAREHOLDERS   $ 87,650     $ 46,891     $ 178,134     $ 123,292  
                         
Basic earnings per share attributable to common shareholders   $ 0.43     $ 0.24     $ 0.89     $ 0.64  
Diluted earnings per share attributable to common shareholders   $ 0.43     $ 0.24     $ 0.88     $ 0.63  
                         
Weighted average basic shares outstanding     202,194       193,745       200,934       193,652  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding     203,797       194,539       202,291       194,386  
                         


Same-Store Facility Results (507 stores)
(in thousands, except percentage and per square foot data)
(unaudited)

                                 
    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended    
    September 30,    Percent    September 30,    Percent 
       2021      2020      Change   2021      2020      Change
                                 
REVENUES                                
Rental income   $ 163,321     $ 140,558     16.2   $ 463,515     $ 412,737     12.3
Other property related income (1)     7,048       6,862     2.7     19,873       18,467     7.6
Total revenues     170,369       147,420     15.6     483,388       431,204     12.1
                                 
OPERATING EXPENSES                                
Property taxes (2)     18,402       17,409     5.7     55,678       53,310     4.4
Personnel expense     11,215       11,780     (4.8 )%     34,656       36,172     (4.2 )%
Advertising     5,240       4,190     25.1     13,004       10,678     21.8
Repair and maintenance     1,903       1,737     9.6     5,384       4,808     12.0
Utilities     4,474       4,749     (5.8 )%     12,949       13,299     (2.6 )%
Property insurance     1,573       1,462     7.6     4,584       3,834     19.6
Other expenses     6,365       6,009     5.9     19,660       18,020     9.1
                                 
Total operating expenses     49,172       47,336     3.9     145,915       140,121     4.1
                                 
Net operating income (3)   $ 121,197     $ 100,084     21.1   $ 337,473     $ 291,083     15.9
                                 
Gross margin     71.1     67.9         69.8     67.5    
                                 
Period end occupancy     94.8     94.1         94.8     94.1    
                                 
Period average occupancy     95.6     94.1         95.0      92.6    
                                 
Total rentable square feet     35,485                 35,485            
                                 
Realized annual rent per occupied square foot (4)   $ 19.26     $ 16.83     14.4   $ 18.33     $ 16.75     9.4
                                 
Reconciliation of Same-Store Net Operating Income to Operating Income                                
                                 
Same-store net operating income (3)   $ 121,197     $ 100,084         $ 337,473     $ 291,083      
Non same-store net operating income (3)     14,143       3,981           37,582       9,610      
Indirect property overhead (1) (5)     13,159       11,345           36,553       31,511      
Depreciation and amortization     (55,871 )     (38,084 )         (163,820 )     (118,815 )    
General and administrative expense     (12,095 )     (10,193 )         (34,571 )     (30,101 )    
Interest expense on loans     (19,122 )     (18,984 )         (57,468 )     (56,367 )    
Loan procurement amortization expense     (1,012 )     (753 )         (3,059 )     (2,260 )    
Equity in earnings (losses) of real estate ventures     816       (37 )         1,152       (216 )    
Gains from sales of real estate, net     28,815       -           28,815       -      
Other     539       45           1,593       208      
                                 
Net income   $ 90,569     $ 47,404         $ 184,250     $ 124,653      
                                 

(1) Protection plan revenue, which prior to 2021 had been included in our same-store and non same-store portfolio results, is now recorded in indirect property overhead. Prior periods have been adjusted for comparability.
(2) For comparability purposes, current year amounts related to the expiration of certain real estate tax abatements have been excluded from the same-store portfolio results ($88k and $208k for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively).
(3) Net operating income (“NOI”) is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure. The above table reconciles same-store NOI to GAAP Net income.
(4) Realized annual rent per occupied square foot is computed by dividing rental income by the weighted average occupied square feet for the period.
(5) Includes property management income earned in conjunction with managed properties.

Non-GAAP Measure – Computation of Funds From Operations
(in thousands, except percentage and per share data)
(unaudited)

                             
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,      September 30,   
    2021   2020     2021   2020  
                             
Net income attributable to the Company's common shareholders   $ 87,650     $ 46,891     $ 178,134     $ 123,292  
                             
Add (deduct):                            
Real estate depreciation and amortization:                            
Real property     54,120       37,033       159,719       116,062  
Company's share of unconsolidated real estate ventures     2,274       1,893       6,161       5,555  
Gains from sales of real estate, net     (28,815 )           (28,815 )      
Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership     3,149       474       6,466       1,246  
                             
FFO attributable to common shareholders and OP unitholders   $ 118,378     $ 86,291     $ 321,665     $ 246,155  
                             
Add:                            
Loss on early repayment of debt (1)                 556        
                             
FFO, as adjusted, attributable to common shareholders and OP unitholders   $ 118,378     $ 86,291     $ 322,221     $ 246,155  
                             
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders - basic   $ 0.43     $ 0.24     $ 0.89     $ 0.64  
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders - diluted   $ 0.43     $ 0.24     $ 0.88     $ 0.63  
FFO per share and unit - fully diluted   $ 0.56     $ 0.44     $ 1.53     $ 1.25  
FFO, as adjusted per share and unit - fully diluted   $ 0.56     $ 0.44     $ 1.54     $ 1.25  
                             
Weighted average basic shares outstanding     202,194       193,745       200,934       193,652  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding     203,797       194,539       202,291       194,386  
Weighted average diluted shares and units outstanding     211,077       196,418       209,621       196,347  
                             
Dividend per common share and unit   $ 0.34     $ 0.33     $ 1.02     $ 0.99  
Payout ratio of FFO, as adjusted     60.7     75.0 %     66.2     79.2 %

(1) For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, loss on early repayment of debt relates to costs that are included in the Company's share of equity in earnings (losses) of real estate ventures.


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