Press Release

Gramercy Property Trust Reports 2016 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Company Release - 2/28/2017 6:23 PM ET

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT) today reported financial results for the full year and the fourth quarter of 2016.

Operating Results:

       
($ in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2016     2015 2016     2015
Net income (loss) to common shareholders $ 4,769 $ (51,215 ) $ 27,124 $ (54,162 )
Net income (loss) per common share1 $ 0.03 $ (0.70 ) $ 0.19 $ (0.89 )
 
FFO available to common shareholders and unitholders $ 69,118 $ (22,522 ) $ 274,509 $ 42,136
FFO per common share1 $ 0.49 $ (0.30 ) $ 1.93 $ 0.67
 
Core FFO available to common shareholders and unitholders $ 72,264 $ 36,998 $ 314,361 $ 115,361
Core FFO per common share1 $ 0.51 $ 0.50 $ 2.21 $ 1.85
 
AFFO available to common shareholders and unitholders $ 68,881 $ 34,618 $ 288,572 $ 101,279
AFFO per common share1 $ 0.48 $ 0.46 $ 2.03 $ 1.62
 
1.   All share and per share amounts in this press release are presented on a diluted basis and are adjusted for the 1-for-3 reverse share split completed on December 30, 2016.
 

Fourth Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Acquired 29 properties in twelve separate transactions for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $718.5 million (6.5% initial cash cap rate; 6.9% annualized straight-line cap rate) with a weighted average remaining lease of approximately 6.4 years at closing.
  • Disposed of four single-tenant office buildings: three in the U.S. for aggregate gross proceeds of $106.3 million and one in Coventry, United Kingdom for £9.0 million. Additionally, the Company's 80% joint venture disposed of one single-tenant industrial asset in Rugby, United Kingdom for pro rata gross proceeds of £12.0 million. The weighted average remaining lease term for the five sold properties was 7.7 years at closing and the blended exit cap rate was 6.3% on next twelve months NOI.
  • Completed a 1-for-3 reverse share split of the Company's common shares and its outstanding units on December 30, 2016.
  • Provided fiscal year 2017 earnings guidance, as follows:
    • Core FFO of $2.10 - $2.25 per diluted common share
    • AFFO of $1.95 - $2.10 per diluted common share
  • Launched an “at-the-market” equity issuance program in January 2017, pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell common shares with an aggregate gross sales price of up to $375.0 million.
  • Entered into an agreement to wind-up the asset management agreement with KBS at the end of the first quarter of 2017. The Company will earn asset management fees plus the potential for incremental incentive fees through the end of the arrangement.
  • Subsequent to quarter-end, declared a first quarter 2017 common share dividend of $0.375 per share.

Summary

Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT) today reported net income to common shareholders of $4.8 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share, for the three months ended December 31, 2016, and net income to common shareholders of $27.1 million, or $0.19 per diluted common share for the full year ended December 31, 2016. Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2016 includes $3.5 million of other income attributable to the reversal of an accrual for a tenant audit which was settled for a lower amount than originally estimated. Net income was reduced by $2.7 million, of which $10.1 million is reported as impairment of real estate investments, and is offset by gains of $5.5 million in equity of net income (loss) of unconsolidated investments, $409 thousand of gains in discontinued operations, and $1.5 million of net gains on disposals.

For the quarter, the Company generated NAREIT defined FFO of $69.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted common share, and for the year ended December 31, 2016, FFO was $274.5 million, or $1.93 per diluted common share. The Company also reported Core FFO of $72.3 million, or $0.51 per diluted common share during the quarter, and for the year ended December 31, 2016, Core FFO was $314.4 million, or $2.21 per diluted common share. The Company generated adjusted funds from operations, or AFFO, of $68.9 million, or $0.48 per diluted common share during the quarter, and for the year ended December 31, 2016, AFFO was $288.6 million, or $2.03 per diluted common share. A reconciliation of FFO, Core FFO and AFFO to net income available to common shareholders is included in this press release.

For the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company recognized total revenues of $126.2 million compared to $131.1 million reported in the prior quarter. The decrease of $4.9 million, or 3.7%, is primarily attributable to $4.5 million of additional amortization of below market lease intangibles in the third quarter of 2016.

The Company reaffirms its previously announced outlook for 2017 with expected Core FFO of $2.10 - $2.25 per diluted common share and expected AFFO of $1.95 - $2.10 per diluted common share. This outlook assumes acquisition of properties of $400.0 million to $1.0 billion and disposition of properties of $200.0 million to $400.0 million and assumes zero to $400.0 million in equity raised.

As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in 318 properties containing an aggregate of approximately 65.0 million rentable square feet with 98.5% occupancy and an ABR weighted average remaining lease term of 7.6 years.

Property Acquisitions

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company acquired 29 industrial properties in twelve separate transactions for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $718.5 million (6.5% initial cap rate; 6.9% annualized straight-line cap rate) with a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 6.4 years at closing.

With these acquisitions, the Company acquired approximately $1.4 billion of single and multi-tenant assets in the United States and Canada in 2016. The weighted average entry cap rate for these acquisitions is 6.8%. Currently, the Company has approximately $130.0 million in acquisitions under contract or under signed LOI.

Fourth quarter 2016 property acquisitions are summarized in the chart below:

(Dollar amount in thousands)
Acq. Date       Location       MSA       Property Type      

Rentable
Square
Feet

     

Purchase
Price

      Occupancy      

Acq.
Cash NOI

      S/L NOI
10/3/2016       Anaheim, CA       Los Angeles       Industrial       64,846       $ 9,000       100.0%       $ 507       $ 550
10/5/2016 Naperville, IL Chicago Industrial 440,343 33,600 100.0% 2,134 2,520
10/6/2016 Henderson, NV Las Vegas Industrial 232,856 25,300 100.0% 1,394 1,606
10/11/2016 Black Creek, GA Savannah Industrial 604,930 32,900 100.0% 2,221 2,374
10/13/2016 Montgomery, NY New York/New Jersey Industrial 118,335 23,775 100.0% 1,759 1,766
10/14/2016 Oakland, CA Bay Area Industrial 66,913 12,300 100.0% 790 895
11/22/2016 Elkridge, MD Baltimore/Washington Industrial 40,900 5,550 100.0% 391 433
11/29/2016 Commerce City, CO Denver Industrial 140,630 12,000 100.0% 773 831
12/9/2016 Swedesboro, NJ Philadelphia Industrial 197,500 15,350 100.0% 960 1,059
12/9/2016 West Chester, OH Cincinnati Industrial 195,280 9,800 100.0% 666 735
12/15/2016 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Industrial 469,830 22,500 100.0% 1,784 1,821
12/15/2016 McDonough, GA Atlanta Industrial 676,000 26,700 100.0% 1,649 1,649
12/15/2016 Fairburn, GA Atlanta Industrial 1,145,378 74,000 100.0% 4,088 4,346
12/15/2016 Summerville, SC Charleston Industrial 1,100,235 63,000 100.0% 3,770 4,195
12/15/2016 Southaven, MS Memphis Industrial 740,844 34,310 100.0% 2,156 2,401
12/15/2016 Southaven, MS Memphis Industrial 373,644 17,000 53.0% 497 677
12/15/2016 Memphis, TN Memphis Industrial 829,464 33,250 100.0% 2,369 2,419
12/15/2016 Memphis, TN Memphis Industrial 540,000 21,500 100.0% 1,459 1,474
12/15/2016 Plainfield, IN Indianapolis Industrial 804,586 35,200 100.0% 2,350 2,454
12/15/2016 Plainfield, IN1 Indianapolis Industrial 493,500 23,300 100.0% 1,873 1,886
12/15/2016 West Chester, OH Cincinnati Industrial 479,512 20,230 100.0% 1,629 1,643
12/15/2016 West Chester, OH Cincinnati Industrial 345,600 14,570 100.0% 1,064 1,086
12/15/2016 Walton, KY Cincinnati Industrial 603,586 30,000 100.0% 2,331 2,378
12/15/2016 Irving, TX Dallas Industrial 527,100 33,000 100.0% 1,919 1,946
12/15/2016 Fairfield, CA Bay Area Industrial 607,208 48,500 100.0% 2,830 3,368
12/15/2016 Woodland, CA Sacramento Industrial 260,400 12,000 100.0% 969 1,004
12/15/2016 Woodland, CA Sacramento Industrial 260,400 11,500 100.0% 899 922
12/20/2016 York, PA Central PA Industrial 85,195 7,825 100.0% 577 617
12/28/2016 Alpharetta, GA Atlanta, GA Industrial 138,000 10,500   100.0% 672   738
Totals 12,583,015 $ 718,460   98.6% $ 46,480   $ 49,793
 
1.   The Plainfield, IN property's purchase price is reduced by $3.0 million that the Company may owe at a later date based upon various leasing contingencies negotiated between the Company and the seller of the portfolio.
 

Property Dispositions

Pursuant to the Company's previously announced disposition plan, during the quarter, the Company disposed of three single-tenant office buildings in the U.S. for aggregate gross proceeds of $106.3 million and one single-tenant office building in Coventry, United Kingdom for £9.0 million. The weighted average remaining lease term for the four sold properties was 7.6 years at closing and the blended exit cap rate was 6.8% on next twelve months NOI.

For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company has sold over $1.5 billion of single and multi-tenant assets in the United States and Europe. These property sales are a part of the Company’s previously announced plan to dispose of select non-core assets following the merger with Chambers Street Properties. The weighted average exit cap rate for these dispositions is 6.8% and reflects the Company’s pro rata share of joint venture assets acquired and sold. Subsequent to quarter end, the Company disposed of a single tenant office building in Chantilly, VA for $25.3 million. Currently, the Company has approximately $147.1 million of assets under contract or in the market for sale.

Fourth quarter 2016 property dispositions are summarized in the chart below:

Wholly Owned Dispositions
(Dollar amount in thousands)
Disp. Date       Location       MSA       Property Type      

Rentable
Square Feet

     

Sale
Price

     

Disp. Cash
NOI

11/7/2016       San Diego, CA       San Diego       Office       132,685       $ 38,000       $ 2,234
11/18/2016 Lake Mary, FL Tampa/Orlando Office 108,499 20,000 1,726
11/21/2016 Las Colinas, TX Dallas Office 226,822 48,300 3,785
12/23/2016 Coventry, U.K.1 Europe Office 50,502 11,106   203
Totals 518,508 $ 117,406   $ 7,948
 
1.   The asset located in Coventry, United Kingdom assumes an exchange rate of 1.2340 USD per GBP. NTM NOI for the Coventry asset includes the impact of free rent.
 

European Joint Ventures

At December 31, 2016, the Company owns a 14.2% interest in the Gramercy European Property Fund, an 80% interest in the Goodman U.K. joint venture, and a 5.1% interest in the former Goodman Europe joint venture (now 94.9% owned by the Gramercy European Property Fund). Collectively these European joint ventures aggregate $79.2 million of carrying value on the Company's balance sheet.

During the fourth quarter of 2016, Gramercy Europe acquired one property. Since inception, Gramercy Europe has acquired 34 properties for €660.0 million which includes the properties previously part of the former Goodman Europe joint venture. The Company received distributions of $5.3 million from the Company's European joint venture in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Company’s United Kingdom joint venture with Goodman Group, or Goodman U.K. joint venture, disposed of a single-tenant logistics building located in Rugby, United Kingdom for pro rata gross proceeds of £12.0 million to the Company. Prior to the sale, the joint venture extended the existing lease with a global logistics provider. The Goodman U.K. joint venture has two remaining warehouses that are currently being repositioned and are expected to be disposed of in the first half of 2017.

Leasing Activity

During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company executed seven lease renewals aggregating approximately 1.7 million square feet for an average lease term of 6.6 years. In addition, two new leases and seven renewals commenced during the fourth quarter of 2016 aggregating approximately 2.0 million square feet for an average lease term of 7.8 years.

Gramercy Asset Management

The Company's asset and property management business, which operates under the name Gramercy Asset Management, currently manages approximately $1.2 billion of commercial properties for third parties, including $875.0 million in Europe. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company entered into an agreement to wind-up the asset management agreement with KBS at the end of the first quarter of 2017. The Company will earn asset management fees plus the potential for incremental incentive fees through the end of the arrangement.

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Gramercy Asset Management recognized fee revenues of $5.2 million in property management, asset management, and administrative fees, as compared to $7.2 million for the prior quarter. The decrease in fees of approximately $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 is primarily attributable to incremental incentive fees earned on the managed portfolio during the third quarter of 2016. Gramercy Asset Management recorded $1.0 million in incentive fees earned from the Company's third-party asset management business for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $2.9 million for the prior quarter.

Corporate

As of December 31, 2016, the Company maintained approximately $851.7 million of liquidity, as compared to approximately $900.3 million of liquidity reported at the end of the prior quarter. Liquidity includes $67.5 million of unrestricted cash as compared to approximately $56.4 million reported at the end of the prior quarter. During the quarter, the Company drew down $230.0 million and repaid $327.5 million previously drawn on the Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility. As of December 31, 2016, there were $65.8 million of borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit facility.

On December 30, 2016, the Company completed a 1-for-3 reverse share split of the Company's common shares and its outstanding units of GPT Operating Partnership LP, resulting in the reduction of the outstanding common shares of beneficial interest from approximately 422.0 million to approximately 140.6 million.

The Company completed the private placement of $350.0 million in senior unsecured notes, consisting of $150.0 million of notes due December 2022 having a fixed interest rate of 3.89%, $100.0 million of notes due December 2025 having a fixed interest rate of 4.26%, and $100.0 million of notes due December 2026 having a fixed interest rate of 4.32%, resulting in a weighted average maturity of 8.0 years and a weighted average fixed interest rate of 4.12%. In December 2016, the Company entered in to a fixed-pay swap on the 3-year $300.0 million term loan due January 2019, resulting in an effective interest rate of 2.33%. With the swap, the Company’s floating rate debt exposure was reduced to approximately 2.7% of borrowings as of December 31, 2016.

During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company also assumed $198.2 million of mortgages secured by 16 of the 17 properties in the $520.6 million logistics portfolio acquired.

General and administrative, or G&A, expenses were $9.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $8.2 million in the prior quarter. G&A expenses included non-cash share compensation costs of approximately $1.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $1.3 million in the prior quarter. The increase in G&A expenses of $1.1 million is primarily due to increased compensation costs. Acquisition costs for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 included no merger-related costs compared to acquisition costs for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, which included $47.4 million of merger-related costs.

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company launched an “at-the-market” equity issuance program in January 2017, pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell common shares with an aggregate gross sales price of up to $375.0 million.

Dividends

The Company declared a dividend of $0.375 per common share for the fourth quarter of 2016. The fourth quarter dividend was paid on January 13, 2017 to holders of record as of December 30, 2016.

The Company also declared a fourth quarter 2016 dividend on the Company’s 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares in the amount of $0.44531 per share, which was paid on December 30, 2016 to preferred shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 13, 2017.

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company declared a first quarter 2017 common share dividend of $0.375 per share payable on April 14, 2017 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2017.

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company also declared a first quarter 2017 dividend on the Company's 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares in the amount of $0.44531 per share, payable on March 31, 2017 to preferred shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 15, 2017.

Company Profile

Gramercy Property Trust is a leading global investor and asset manager of commercial real estate. The Company specializes in acquiring and managing high quality, income producing commercial real estate leased to high quality tenants in major markets in the United States and Europe.

To review the Company’s latest news releases and other corporate documents, please visit the Company's website at www.gptreit.com or contact Investor Relations at 888-686-0112.

Conference Call

The Company's executive management team will host a conference call and audio webcast on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 11:00 AM EST to discuss 2016 full year and fourth quarter financial results. Presentation materials will be posted prior to the call on the Company's website, www.gptreit.com.

Interested parties may access the live call by dialing 1-888-317-6003, or for international participants 1-412-317-6061, using passcode 9938859. Additionally, the live call will be webcast in listen-only mode on the Company’s website at www.gptreit.com in the Investor Relations section.

A replay of the call will be available at 2:00 PM EST, March 1, 2017 through midnight, March 15, 2017 by dialing 1-877-344-7529, or for international participants 1-412-317-0088, using the access code 10100663.

Disclaimer

Non GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has used non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G in this press release. A reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure and the comparable GAAP financial measure can be found in this release.

       

Gramercy Property Trust

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

December 31,
2016

December 31,
2015

Assets:
Real estate investments, at cost:
Land $ 805,264 $ 702,557
Building and improvements 4,053,125 3,313,747
Less: accumulated depreciation (201,525 ) (84,627 )
Total real estate investments, net 4,656,864 3,931,677
Cash and cash equivalents 67,529 128,031
Restricted cash 12,904 17,354
Investment in unconsolidated equity investments 101,807 580,000
Assets held for sale, net 420,485
Tenant and other receivables, net 72,795 34,234
Acquired lease assets, net of accumulated amortization of $133,710 and $54,323 618,680 682,174
Other assets 72,948   40,563  
Total assets $ 5,603,527   $ 5,834,518  
Liabilities and Equity:
Liabilities:
Senior unsecured revolving credit facility 65,837 296,724
Exchangeable senior notes, net 108,832 106,581
Mortgage notes payable, net 558,642 530,222
Senior unsecured notes, net 496,464 99,124
Senior unsecured term loans 1,225,000   1,225,000  
Total long-term debt, net 2,454,775 2,257,651
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 58,380 59,808
Dividends payable 53,074 8,980
Below market lease liabilities, net of accumulated amortization of $26,416 and $17,083 230,183 242,456
Liabilities related to assets held for sale 291,364
Other liabilities 46,081   52,290  
Total liabilities 2,842,493   2,912,549  
Commitments and contingencies
Noncontrolling interest in the Operating Partnership 8,643 10,892
Equity:

Common shares, par value $0.01, 140,647,971 and 140,174,384 issued and outstanding at
December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

1,406 1,402

Series A cumulative redeemable preferred shares, par value $0.01, liquidation preference $87,500,
and 3,500,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and December 31,
2015

84,394 84,394
Additional paid-in-capital 3,887,793 3,882,735
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (4,128 ) (5,751 )
Accumulated deficit (1,216,753 ) (1,051,454 )
Total shareholders' equity 2,752,712 2,911,326
Noncontrolling interest in other partnerships (321 ) (249 )
Total equity 2,752,391   2,911,077  
Total liabilities and equity $ 5,603,527   $ 5,834,518  
 
       

Gramercy Property Trust

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2016     2015 2016     2015
Revenues
Rental revenue $ 95,573 $ 51,996 $ 387,032 $ 169,986
Third-party management fees 5,238 4,700 35,766 22,271
Operating expense reimbursements 21,160 12,701 86,878 41,814
Other income 4,231   580   7,588   3,201  
Total revenues 126,202   69,977   517,264   237,272  
Operating Expenses
Property operating expenses 22,759 13,070 93,123 42,076
Property management expenses 5,196 4,889 20,118 19,446
Depreciation and amortization 59,878 29,120 241,527 97,654
General and administrative expenses 9,345 5,495 33,237 19,794
Acquisition and merger-related expenses 3,564   47,832   9,558   61,340  
Total operating expenses 100,742   100,406   397,563   240,310  
Operating Income (Loss) 25,460 (30,429 ) 119,701 (3,038 )
Other Expenses:
Interest expense (18,163 ) (11,438 ) (75,434 ) (34,663 )
Equity in net income (loss) of unconsolidated equity investments 6,470 (133 ) 2,409 (1,107 )

Gain on dissolution of previously held U.S. unconsolidated equity investment
interests

7,229
Loss on extinguishment of debt (9,472 ) (20,890 ) (9,472 )
Impairment of real estate investments (10,054 )   (11,107 )  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before provision for taxes 3,713 (51,472 ) 21,908 (48,280 )
Provision for taxes 574   (37 ) (3,160 ) (2,153 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 4,287 (51,509 ) 18,748 (50,433 )

Income from discontinued operations before gain on extinguishment of debt and
net gain on disposals

33 858 3,148 875
Gain on extinguishment of debt 1,930
Net gain on disposals 321     321    
Income from discontinued operations 354   858   5,399   875  
Income (loss) before net gain on disposals 4,641 (50,651 ) 24,147 (49,558 )

Gain on sale of European unconsolidated equity investment interests held with
a related party

5,341
Net gain on disposals 1,541   246   3,877   839  
Net income (loss) 6,182 (50,405 ) 33,365 (48,719 )
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest 145   748   (7 ) 791  
Net income (loss) attributable to Gramercy Property Trust 6,327 (49,657 ) 33,358 (47,928 )
Preferred share dividends (1,558 ) (1,558 ) (6,234 ) (6,234 )
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders $ 4,769   $ (51,215 ) $ 27,124   $ (54,162 )
Basic earnings per share:
Net income (loss) from continuing operations, after preferred dividends $ 0.03 $ (0.71 ) $ 0.15 $ (0.90 )
Net income from discontinued operations $   $ 0.01   $ 0.04   $ 0.01  
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders $ 0.03   $ (0.70 ) $ 0.19   $ (0.89 )
Diluted earnings per share:
Net income (loss) from continuing operations, after preferred dividends $ 0.03 $ (0.71 ) $ 0.15 $ (0.90 )
Net income from discontinued operations $   $ 0.01   $ 0.04   $ 0.01  
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders $ 0.03   $ (0.70 ) $ 0.19   $ (0.89 )
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 140,298,149   72,879,409   140,192,424   60,698,716  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 141,228,218   72,879,409   141,009,021   60,698,716  
 
       

Gramercy Property Trust

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

(Unaudited, dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2016     2015 2016     2015
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders $ 4,769 $ (51,215 ) $ 27,124 $ (54,162 )
Add:
Depreciation and amortization 59,878 29,120 241,527 97,654
FFO adjustments for unconsolidated equity investments (3,320 ) 1,642 17,485 2,019
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest (145 ) (748 ) 7 (791 )
Net income from discontinued operations (33 ) (858 ) (5,078 ) (875 )
Impairment of real estate investments 10,054 11,107
Less:
Non real estate depreciation and amortization (223 ) (217 ) (895 ) (870 )
Gain on dissolution of previously held U.S. unconsolidated equity investment interests (7,229 )
Gain on sale of European unconsolidated equity investment interests held with a related party (5,341 )
Net gain on disposals (1,862 ) (246 ) (4,198 ) (839 )
Funds from operations attributable to common shareholders and unitholders $ 69,118   $ (22,522 ) $ 274,509   $ 42,136  
Add:
Acquisition costs 3,564 435 9,558 6,395
Core FFO adjustments for unconsolidated equity investments (632 ) 510 6,797 1,557
Merger related costs 47,397 54,945
Loss on extinguishment of debt 9,472 18,960 9,472
European Fund setup costs 221
Net income from discontinued operations related to properties 266 1,106 5,406 1,106
Mark-to-market on interest rate swaps1 (52 ) 600 (869 ) 600
Less:
Recovery of servicing advances       (1,071 )
Core funds from operations attributable to common shareholders and unitholders $ 72,264   $ 36,998   $ 314,361   $ 115,361  
Add:
Non-cash share-based compensation expense 1,652 1,098 5,356 3,829
Amortization of market lease assets 3,562 1,145 14,816 3,777
Amortization of deferred financing costs and non-cash interest 779 461 565 1,731
Amortization of lease inducement costs 87 86 346 269
Non-real estate depreciation and amortization 223 217 895 870
Amortization of free rent received at property acquisition 1,332 530 2,569 3,415
Less:
AFFO adjustments for unconsolidated equity investments (625 ) 378 727 259
Straight-lined rent (6,464 ) (3,266 ) (25,548 ) (12,206 )
Amortization of market lease liabilities (3,929 ) (3,029 ) (25,515 ) (16,026 )
Adjusted funds from operations attributable to common shareholders and unitholders $ 68,881   $ 34,618   $ 288,572   $ 101,279  
Funds from operations per share – basic $ 0.49   $ (0.30 ) $ 1.95   $ 0.68  
Funds from operations per share – diluted $ 0.49   $ (0.30 ) $ 1.93   $ 0.67  
Core funds from operations per share – basic $ 0.51   $ 0.50   $ 2.23   $ 1.87  
Core funds from operations per share – diluted $ 0.51   $ 0.50   $ 2.21   $ 1.85  
Adjusted funds from operations per share – basic $ 0.49   $ 0.47   $ 2.05   $ 1.64  
Adjusted funds from operations per share – diluted $ 0.48   $ 0.46   $ 2.03   $ 1.62  
 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding – EPS 140,298,149 72,879,409 140,192,424 60,698,716
Phantom shares 136,904 136,904
Weighted average non-vested share based payment awards 498,672 445,610
Weighted average partnership units held by noncontrolling interest 636,705   491,571   696,662   518,336  
Weighted average common shares and units outstanding 140,934,854   74,006,556   140,889,086   61,799,566  
Diluted weighted average common shares and common share equivalents outstanding – EPS2 141,228,218 72,879,409 141,009,021 60,698,716
Weighted average partnership units held by noncontrolling interest 636,705 491,571 696,662 518,336
Weighted average share based payment awards 544,931 960,573 460,172 907,511
Weighted average share options 12,693 17,659
Phantom shares 136,904 136,904
Dilutive effect of Exchangeable Senior Notes       157,385  
Diluted weighted average common shares and units outstanding 142,409,854   74,481,150   142,165,855   62,436,511  
 
1.   For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015, the mark-to-market on interest rate swaps was reclassified from AFFO to Core FFO and is included in Core FFO for all periods presented.
 
2. For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015, the Company had a net loss available to common shareholders and therefore the diluted weighted average share calculation, which is the denominator in diluted earnings per share, excludes potentially dilutive securities because they would have been anti-dilutive during those periods. FFO for the three months ended December 31, 2016 was negative and therefore FFO per share for that period excludes all potentially dilutive securities.
 

Disclaimers

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has used non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G in this press release. A reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure and the comparable GAAP financial measure can be found in this release.

Funds from operations (“FFO”): The revised White Paper on FFO approved by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, defines FFO as net income (loss) (determined in accordance with GAAP), excluding impairment write-downs of investments in depreciable real estate and investments in in-substance real estate investments and sales of depreciable operating properties, plus real estate-related depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs), less distributions to noncontrolling interests and gains/losses from discontinued operations and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.

Core FFO and adjusted funds from operations (“AFFO”): Core FFO and AFFO are presented excluding property acquisition costs, loss on extinguishment of debt, other-than-temporary impairments on retained bonds, mark-to-market on interest rate swaps, and one-time charges. AFFO of the Company also excludes non-cash share-based compensation expense, amortization of above- and below-market leases, amortization of deferred financing costs, amortization of lease inducement costs, non-real estate depreciation and amortization, amortization of free rent received at property acquisition, straight-line rent, and these AFFO adjustments as they pertain to the Company's unconsolidated equity investments. The Company believes that Core FFO and AFFO are useful supplemental measures regarding the Company’s operating performances as they provide a more meaningful and consistent comparison of the Company’s operating performance and allows investors to more easily compare the Company’s operating results.

FFO, Core FFO and AFFO do not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP), as indications of our financial performance, or to cash flow from operating activities as measures of our liquidity, nor are they entirely indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions. Our calculations of FFO, Core FFO and AFFO may be different from the calculations used by other companies and, therefore, comparability may be limited.

Forward-looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking information based upon the Company's current best judgment and expectations. Actual results could vary from those presented herein. The risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking information in this release include, but are not limited to, factors that are beyond the Company's control, including the factors listed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in the Company's Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For further information, please refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

No Solicitation

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Gramercy Property Trust
Jon W. Clark, 888-686-0112
Chief Financial Officer
or
Ashley M. Mancuso, 888-686-0112
Investor Relations

Source: Gramercy Property Trust