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CareTrust REIT Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Operating Results

217 Days ago

Conference Call Scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTRE) today reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018, as well as other recent events.

For the quarter, CareTrust REIT reported:

  • Net income of $15.5 million and net income per diluted weighted-average common share of $0.18;
  • Normalized FFO of $27.1 million, a quarter-over-quarter increase of 14%, and normalized FFO per diluted weighted-average common share of $0.32, a quarter-over-quarter increase of 3% over Q4 2017;
  • Normalized FAD of $27.9 million, an increase of 14%, and normalized FAD per diluted weighted-average common share of $0.33, a quarter-over-quarter increase of 3% over Q4 2017;
  • A net debt-to-normalized EBITDA ratio of 3.3x and a debt-to-enterprise value of 24%, each as of quarter-end.

Continuing Progress

Commenting on the Company’s progress in the quarter, Greg Stapley, CareTrust's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “After a slow start to 2018, we were pleased to finish the year with several solid acquisitions and our most robust pipeline in a long time.” He reported that, in the quarter and since, the Company acquired $100.3 million in new assets, added another impressive new operator to its expanding tenant pool and match-funded its recent and anticipated near-term growth in part with $97.9 million in gross proceeds from its at-the-market equity program.

He noted that the Company’s disciplined approach to growth had positioned the Company well to execute on its opportunistic growth model going into 2019. “With leverage at an all-time low and the equity markets as accommodative as we’ve seen them, we have lots of runway to intelligently manage our growth and our balance sheet through 2019, and beyond,” he said. “However, we still have to dig carefully through the opportunities to find reasonably-priced assets and, above all, the right operators to shepherd them, and we remain firmly committed to that discipline,” he concluded.

Financial Results for Quarter Ended and Year Ended December 31, 2018

Chief Financial Officer Bill Wagner reported that, for the fourth quarter, CareTrust generated net income of $15.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted weighted-average common share, normalized FFO of $27.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted weighted-average common share, and normalized FAD of $27.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted weighted-average common share. “We are pleased to be delivering a 14% quarter-over-quarter increase in normalized FAD, posting a 3% increase in both FFO and FAD per share while simultaneously issuing equity to significantly reduce our leverage and prepare for the future,” said Mr. Wagner.

For the full year 2018, Mr. Wagner reported that CareTrust generated net income of $57.9 million, or $0.72 per diluted weighted-average common share, normalized FFO of $101.5 million or $1.28 per diluted weighted-average common share and normalized FAD of  $105.0 million or $1.32 per diluted weighted-average common share.

Liquidity

Discussing the Company’s balance sheet, Mr. Wagner reported that, as of year end, CareTrust’s net debt-to-normalized EBITDA ratio was approximately 3.3x and its debt-to-enterprise value ratio was approximately 24%. He also disclosed that, as of today, the Company’s net debt-to-normalized EBITDA ratio stands at 3.3x. “Our current debt levels are well under management’s target leverage range of 4.0x to 5.0x net debt-to-normalized EBITDA, allowing us substantial optionality with respect to how we choose to fund significant growth going forward,” he said. He estimated that the Company could conservatively fund approximately $400.0 million in new growth without looking to the equity markets and without exceeding the midpoint of its target leverage range, although he was careful not to say that the Company would do so. “The equity markets continue to offer capital to us at attractive pricing, but it’s just good to know that we have plenty of liquidity without going there if there’s ever a disruption on the equity side,” he added.

He reported that the Company used a combination of retained FFO and proceeds of equity sales under its at-the-market program to reduce the outstanding balance under CareTrust’s previous $400.0 million revolving credit line to approximately $95.0 million at year end. He also noted that CareTrust continues to have no property-level debt.

He also reported that on February 8, 2019, CareTrust expanded its borrowing capacity and extended the maturity date under its unsecured revolving credit facility from $400.0 million to $600.0 million, and simultaneously entered into a $200.0 million, seven-year, non-amortizing unsecured term loan. The term loan proceeds were used to pay off CareTrust's existing $100.0 million unsecured term loan and the then-outstanding $85.0 million balance on its unsecured revolving credit facility. The remaining term loan proceeds went to cash on hand, where it was used in large part to fund the February 11, 2019 Covenant Care transaction.

The amended unsecured revolver and unsecured term loan have grid-based pricing of LIBOR plus 125 bps - 190 bps and LIBOR plus 150 bps - 220 bps, respectively.  Additionally, the unsecured revolver carries an accordion feature which allows for up to $500.0 million of additional borrowing capacity when exercised, subject to customary terms and conditions. Mr. Wagner noted that the Company still has approximately $22.0 million in cash on hand and, taking into account existing extension rights, no debt maturing before 2024.

Mr. Wagner also reported that CareTrust issued approximately 2.5 million shares of common stock through the at-the-market program during the quarter at an average price of $19.98 per share, for $50.0 million in gross proceeds. He also reported that the Company has issued another approximately 2.5 million shares since January 1, 2019 at an average price of $19.48 per share, for $47.9 million in additional gross proceeds. “Our ATM program remains a significant instrument in the Company’s toolbox, as it significantly enhances our ability to match-fund the smaller acquisitions that have been our bread and butter,” he said. He added that the program, originally established in May 2017 with a $300.0 million authorization, still has approximately $5.8 million in authorization remaining at present.

2019 Guidance Issued

Mr. Wagner provided CareTrust REIT's 2019 earnings guidance, projecting on a per-diluted weighted-average common share basis, net income of approximately $0.78 to $0.80, normalized FFO of approximately $1.30 to $1.32, and normalized FAD of approximately $1.35 to $1.37. He noted that the 2019 guidance is based on a diluted weighted-average common share count of 88.6 million shares and assumes no new transactions beyond those completed to date, no new debt incurrences or new equity issuances, and 2.0% CPI-based rent escalators under CareTrust's long-term net leases.

Dividend Declared

During the quarter, CareTrust paid a quarterly dividend of $0.205 per common share, bringing the total dividend payout for 2018 to $0.82 per common share. “On an annualized basis, our quarterly dividend represents a payout ratio of approximately 64% based on the fourth quarter 2018 normalized FFO, and 62% on normalized FAD,” said Mr. Wagner. “At this level, our dividend remains among the best-protected of all our industry peers, while simultaneously providing additional growth capital for reinvestment and a solid overall return to our shareholders,” he added.

Portfolio Growth in the Quarter and Since

CareTrust invested $116.4 million in new capital during the year, including approximately $112.0 million in new asset acquisitions and approximately $4.4 million in rental-producing capital expenditures provided to tenants in the existing portfolio. “We are pleased that our operators are keeping the assets in good order, and renovating and renewing them periodically through meaningful capital investments,” said Eric Gillis, CareTrust’s Director of Asset Management. “These investments are illustrative of the belief our operators have in the strength of their operations and their long-term prospects for success,” he added.

During the fourth quarter, CareTrust completed the second leg of a two-property transaction, acquiring The Meadows on University, a 110-bed skilled nursing facility in Fargo, North Dakota. The total investment was approximately $14.4 million, inclusive of transaction costs. CareTrust added the properties to its existing master lease with Salt Lake City-based Eduro Healthcare, LLC, producing an annual cash rent increase of approximately $1.294 million. CareTrust funded the acquisition using cash on hand.

CareTrust also acquired Madison Park Healthcare, a 55-bed/unit skilled nursing and assisted living campus in Huntington, West Virginia, in a sale-leaseback transaction. The transaction allowed the operator, Tennessee-based Providence Health Group, Inc., to recapitalize the facility and acquire the portion of the operation it did not own. The total investment was approximately $7.2 million, inclusive of transaction costs, and the new master lease carries an annual cash rent of approximately $676,000. CareTrust funded the acquisition using cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit facility.

CareTrust also acquired Metron of Forest Hills, a 58-bed/unit skilled nursing facility in Forest Hills, Michigan, in a sale-leaseback with existing tenant Metron Integrated Health Systems. The total investment was approximately $4.4 million, inclusive of transaction costs, and producing initial annual cash rent of approximately $394,000.  CareTrust funded the acquisition using cash on hand.

Finally, during the quarter CareTrust acquired a 134-operating bed skilled nursing facility in Parker, Colorado, and leased it to Eduro Healthcare, LLC. The total investment was approximately $19.6 million, inclusive of transaction costs, and the annual cash rent due under the amended and restated Eduro master lease increased by approximately $1.75 million. The acquisition was funded using cash on hand.

CareTrust has also completed two transactions since quarter end. In the first, CareTrust acquired Oakview Healthcare, a 128-bed/unit skilled nursing and assisted living campus in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. The total investment was approximately $9.0 million, inclusive of estimated transaction costs. In conjunction with the transaction, CareTrust and existing tenant WLC Management Firm, LLC entered into an amended and restated master lease as of February 1, 2019, with CPI-based annual rent escalators and a new 15-year term plus two five-year renewal options. The annual cash rent due under the WLC master lease increased by approximately $853,000. CareTrust funded the acquisition using cash on hand.

In the second, CareTrust acquired a 503-bed, four-property skilled nursing portfolio in California in a sale-leaseback transaction with subsidiaries of existing tenant Covenant Care, Inc. As part of the transaction, CareTrust and Covenant Care entered into a new master lease, which combined the four newly-acquired facilities with four Covenant Care facilities already in CareTrust’s existing portfolio. Mark Lamb, CareTrust’s Chief Investment Officer, noted that the transaction not only brought four very good properties into the CareTrust portfolio, but also allowed CareTrust to consolidate three existing leases with Covenant Care into a single, unified long-term master lease for all of CareTrust’s Covenant Care-operated assets. The total investment for the sale-leaseback was approximately $43.9 million, inclusive of estimated transaction costs, with approximately $4.0 million in initial annual cash rent. The new master lease carries an initial term of fifteen years, with two five-year renewal options and CPI-based rent escalators, while the three standalone leases that were consolidated and eliminated had remaining lease terms of less than five years. In conjunction with the sale-leaseback, CareTrust also provided Covenant Care with a short-term $11.4 million secured term loan at an interest rate of 9.0%. The loan is secured by a first mortgage on a five-property, 440-bed skilled nursing portfolio owned and operated by Covenant Care subsidiaries in Illinois. The sale-leaseback and secured term loan were funded using cash on hand.

Conference Call

A conference call will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time), during which CareTrust’s management will discuss fourth quarter and full year 2018 results, recent developments and other matters. The dial-in number for this call is (855) 232-8954 (U.S.) or (844) 220-4972 (International). The conference ID number is 1598754. To listen to the call online, or to view any financial or other statistical information required by SEC Regulation G, please visit the Investors section of the CareTrust REIT website at http://investor.caretrustreit.com. The call will be recorded, and will be available for replay via the website for 30 days following the call.

About CareTrustTM

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of seniors housing and healthcare-related properties. With 199 net-leased healthcare properties and three operated seniors housing properties in 27 states, CareTrust is pursuing opportunities across the nation to acquire properties that will be leased to a diverse group of local, regional and national seniors housing operators, healthcare services providers, and other healthcare-related businesses. More information about CareTrust is available at www.caretrustreit.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release contains, and the related conference call will include, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and statements regarding the Company’s intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future financial and financing positions, business and acquisition strategies, growth prospects, operating and financial performance, expectations regarding the making of distributions, payment of dividends, compliance with and changes in governmental regulations, and the performance of the Company’s tenants and operators and their respective facilities.

Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, though not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The Company’s forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could lead to actual results differing materially from those projected, forecasted or expected. Although the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are not guarantees and the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s operations and future prospects or which could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to:  (i) the ability and willingness of Company tenants to meet and/or perform their obligations under the triple-net leases the Company has entered into with them and the ability and willingness of The Ensign Group, Inc. (“Ensign”) to meet and/or perform its obligations under the contractual arrangements that it entered into with the Company in connection with the spin-off from Ensign, including its triple-net long-term leases with the Company, and any of its obligations to indemnify, defend and hold the Company harmless from and against various claims, litigation and liabilities; (ii) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants to comply with laws, rules and regulations in the operation of the properties the Company leases to them; (iii) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants, including Ensign, to renew their leases with the Company upon expiration and the ability to reposition Company properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event the Company replaces an existing tenant, and obligations, including indemnification obligations, that the Company may incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (iv) the availability of and the ability to identify suitable acquisition opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease the respective properties on favorable terms; (v) the ability to generate sufficient cash flows to service the Company’s outstanding indebtedness; (vi) access to debt and equity capital markets; (vii) fluctuating interest rates; (viii) the ability to retain key management personnel; (ix) the ability to maintain the Company’s status as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”); (x) changes in the U.S. tax laws and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs; (xi) other risks inherent in the real estate business, including potential liability relating to environmental matters and illiquidity of real estate investments; and (xii) any additional factors identified in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including those in the Company‘s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 under the heading entitled “Risk Factors,” as such risk factors may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by other reports the Company files with the SEC.

Information in this press release or the related conference call is provided as of December 31, 2018, unless specifically stated otherwise.  The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any information in this press release or the related conference call (and replays thereof), including forward-looking statements, whether to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations, any change in events, conditions or circumstances, or otherwise.

As used in this press release or the related conference call, unless the context requires otherwise, references to “CTRE,” "CareTrust," “CareTrust REIT” or the “Company” refer to CareTrust REIT, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

Contact:
CareTrust REIT, Inc.
(949) 542-3130
ir@caretrustreit.com

 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
    For the Three Months Ended December 31,   For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Revenues:              
  Rental income $ 36,217   $ 32,379   $ 140,073   $ 117,633
  Tenant reimbursements 2,950   3,001   11,924   10,254
  Independent living facilities 864   821   3,379   3,228
  Interest and other income 330   396   1,565   1,867
  Total revenues 40,361   36,597   156,941   132,982
Expenses:              
  Depreciation and amortization 11,539   11,003   45,766   39,159
  Interest expense 6,678   6,506   27,860   24,196
  Loss on the extinguishment of debt       11,883
  Property taxes 2,950   3,001   11,924   10,254
  Independent living facilities 738   730   2,964   2,733
  Impairment of real estate investment       890
  Reserve for advances and deferred rent   10,414     10,414
  General and administrative 2,917   2,691   12,555   11,117
  Total expenses 24,822   34,345   101,069   110,646
Other income:              
  Gain on sale of real estate     2,051  
  Gain on disposition of other real estate investment       3,538
Net income $ 15,539   $ 2,252   $ 57,923   $ 25,874
                 
Earnings per common share:              
  Basic $ 0.18   $ 0.03   $ 0.73   $ 0.35
  Diluted $ 0.18   $ 0.03   $ 0.72   $ 0.35
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
  Basic 84,059   75,476   79,386   72,647
  Diluted 84,084   75,476   79,392   72,647
                 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.205   $ 0.185   $ 0.82   $ 0.74
                       


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
    Three Months Ended December 31,   Twelve Months Ended December 31,  
    2018   2017   2018     2017  
                     
Net income   $ 15,539   $ 2,252   $ 57,923     $ 25,874  
  Depreciation and amortization   11,539   11,003   45,766     39,159  
  Interest expense   6,678   6,506   27,860     24,196  
  Amortization of stock-based compensation   1,032   624   3,848     2,416  
EBITDA   34,788   20,385   135,397     91,645  
  Loss on the extinguishment of debt           11,883  
  Deferred preferred return           (544 )
  Impairment of real estate investment           890  
  Reserve for advances and deferred rent     10,414       10,414  
  Gain on sale of real estate       (2,051    
  Gain on disposition of other real estate investment           (3,538 )
Normalized EBITDA   $ 34,788   $ 30,799   $ 133,346     $ 110,750  
                             
Net income   $ 15,539   $ 2,252   $ 57,923     $ 25,874  
  Real estate related depreciation and amortization   11,520   10,973   45,664     39,049  
  Impairment of real estate investment           890  
  Gain on sale of real estate       (2,051    
  Gain on disposition of other real estate investment           (3,538 )
Funds from Operations (FFO)   27,059   13,225   101,536     62,275  
  Reserve for advances and deferred rent     10,414       10,414  
  Deferred preferred return           (544 )
  Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption           12,475  
Normalized FFO   $ 27,059   $ 23,639   $ 101,536     $ 84,620  
                             


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
 (in thousands, except per share data)
 (unaudited)
    Three Months Ended December 31,     Twelve Months Ended December 31,  
    2018     2017     2018     2017  
                                 
Net income   $ 15,539     $ 2,252     $ 57,923     $ 25,874  
  Real estate related depreciation and amortization   11,520     10,973     45,664     39,049  
  Amortization of deferred financing fees   486     485     1,938     2,059  
  Amortization of stock-based compensation   1,032     624     3,848     2,416  
  Straight-line rental income   (702 )   (227 )   (2,333 )   (344 )
  Impairment of real estate investment               890  
  Gain on sale of real estate           (2,051 )    
  Gain on disposition of other real estate investment               (3,538 )
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)   27,875     14,107     104,989     66,406  
  Reserve for advances and deferred rent       10,414         10,414  
  Deferred preferred return               (544 )
  Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption               12,475  
Normalized FAD   $ 27,875     $ 24,521     $ 104,989     $ 88,751  
                                 
FFO per share   $ 0.32     $ 0.17     $ 1.28     $ 0.85  
Normalized FFO per share   $ 0.32     $ 0.31     $ 1.28     $ 1.16  
                                 
FAD per share   $ 0.33     $ 0.19     $ 1.32     $ 0.91  
Normalized FAD per share   $ 0.33     $ 0.32     $ 1.32     $ 1.22  
       84,324        75,692        79,582        72,853  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1]                                
 
[1] For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.
 


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS - 5 QUARTER TREND
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
  Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter
  Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
  December 31, 2017 March 31, 2018 June 30, 2018 September 30, 2018 December 31, 2018
Revenues:          
Rental income $ 32,379   $ 33,816   $ 34,708   $ 35,332   $ 36,217  
Tenant reimbursements 3,001   2,968   3,016   2,990   2,950  
Independent living facilities 821   799   845   871   864  
Interest and other income 396   518   400   317   330  
Total revenues 36,597   38,101   38,969   39,510   40,361  
Expenses:          
Depreciation and amortization 11,003   11,577   11,299   11,351   11,539  
Interest expense 6,506   7,092   7,285   6,805   6,678  
Property taxes 3,001   2,968   3,016   2,990   2,950  
Independent living facilities 730   716   744   766   738  
Reserve for advances and deferred rent 10,414          
General and administrative 2,691   3,192   3,358   3,088   2,917  
Total expenses 34,345   25,545   25,702   25,000   24,822  
Other income:          
Gain on sale of real estate   2,051        
Net income $ 2,252   $ 14,607   $ 13,267   $ 14,510   $ 15,539  
           
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.03   $ 0.19   $ 0.17   $ 0.18   $ 0.18  
           
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 75,476   75,504   76,374   81,490   84,084  
                     


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND
(in thousands, except per share data)
 (unaudited)
  Quarter
Ended
December 31
2017
Quarter
Ended
March 31,
2018
Quarter
Ended
June 30,
2018
Quarter
Ended
September 30,
2018
Quarter
Ended
December 31,
2018
           
Net income $ 2,252   $ 14,607     $ 13,267   $ 14,510   $ 15,539
Depreciation and amortization 11,003   11,577     11,299   11,351   11,539
Interest expense 6,506   7,092     7,285   6,805   6,678
Amortization of stock-based compensation 624   904     924   988   1,032
EBITDA 20,385   34,180     32,775   33,654   34,788
Reserve for advances and deferred rent 10,414          
Gain on sale of real estate   (2,051 )      
Normalized EBITDA $ 30,799   $ 32,129     $ 32,775   $ 33,654   $ 34,788
           
Net income $ 2,252   $ 14,607     $ 13,267   $ 14,510   $ 15,539
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 10,973   11,549     11,265   11,330   11,520
Gain on sale of real estate   (2,051 )      
Funds from Operations (FFO) 13,225   24,105     24,532   25,840   27,059
Reserve for advances and deferred rent 10,414          
Normalized FFO $ 23,639   $ 24,105     $ 24,532   $ 25,840   $ 27,059
                               


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND (continued)
 (in thousands, except per share data)
 (unaudited)
  Quarter
Ended
December 31,
2017
Quarter
Ended
March 31,
2018
Quarter
Ended
June 30
2018
Quarter
Ended
September 30,
2018
Quarter
Ended
December 31,
2018
                               
Net income $ 2,252   $ 14,607   $ 13,267   $ 14,510   $ 15,539  
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 10,973   11,549   11,265   11,330   11,520  
Amortization of deferred financing fees 485   484   484   484   486  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 624   904   924   988   1,032  
Straight-line rental income (227 ) (591 ) (342 ) (698 ) (702 )
Gain on sale of real estate   (2,051 )      
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 14,107   24,902   25,598   26,614   27,875  
Reserve for advances and deferred rent 10,414          
Normalized FAD $ 24,521   $ 24,902   $ 25,598   $ 26,614   $ 27,875  
           
FFO per share $ 0.17   $ 0.32   $ 0.32   $ 0.32   $ 0.32  
Normalized FFO per share $ 0.31   $ 0.32   $ 0.32   $ 0.32   $ 0.32  
           
FAD per share $ 0.19   $ 0.33   $ 0.33   $ 0.33   $ 0.33  
Normalized FAD per share $ 0.32   $ 0.33   $ 0.33   $ 0.33   $ 0.33  
           
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1] 75,692   75,657   76,545   81,687   84,324  
           
 [1]  For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.
 


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(audited)
        December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
Assets:
Real estate investments, net $ 1,216,237     $ 1,152,261  
Other real estate investments, net 18,045     17,949  
Cash and cash equivalents 36,792     6,909  
Accounts and other receivables, net 11,387     5,254  
Prepaid expenses and other assets 8,668     895  
Deferred financing costs, net 633     1,718  
      Total assets $ 1,291,762     $ 1,184,986  
             
Liabilities and Equity:      
Senior unsecured notes payable, net $ 295,153     $ 294,395  
Senior unsecured term loan, net 99,612     99,517  
Unsecured revolving credit facility 95,000     165,000  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 15,967     17,413  
Dividends payable 17,783     14,044  
      Total liabilities 523,515     590,369  
             
Equity:        
Common stock 859     755  
Additional paid-in capital 965,578     783,237  
Cumulative distributions in excess of earnings (198,190 )   (189,375 )
      Total equity 768,247     594,617  
      Total liabilities and equity $ 1,291,762     $ 1,184,986  
                     


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(audited)
  Year Ended December 31,
  2018     2017  
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income $ 57,923     $ 25,874  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization (including a below-market ground lease) 45,783     39,176  
Amortization of deferred financing costs 1,938     2,100  
Loss on the extinguishment of debt     11,883  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 3,848     2,416  
Straight-line rental income (2,333 )   (344 )
Noncash interest income (238 )   (686 )
Gain on sale of real estate (2,051 )    
Interest income distribution from other real estate investment     1,500  
Reserve for advances and deferred rent     10,414  
Impairment of real estate investment     890  
Change in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts and other receivables, net (3,800 )   (9,428 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (270 )   (273 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (1,443 )   5,278  
Net cash provided by operating activities 99,357     88,800  
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Acquisitions of real estate (111,640 )   (296,517 )
Improvements to real estate (7,230 )   (748 )
Purchases of equipment, furniture and fixtures (1,782 )   (403 )
Investment in real estate mortgage and other loans receivable (5,648 )   (12,416 )
Principal payments received on real estate mortgage and other loans receivable 3,227     25  
Sale of other real estate investment     7,500  
Escrow deposits for acquisitions of real estate (5,000 )    
Net proceeds from the sale of real estate 13,004      
Net cash used in investing activities (115,069 )   (302,559 )
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock, net 179,882     170,323  
Proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured notes payable     300,000  
Borrowings under unsecured revolving credit facility 65,000     238,000  
Payments on senior unsecured notes payable     (267,639 )
Payments on unsecured revolving credit facility (135,000 )   (168,000 )
Payments of deferred financing costs     (6,063 )
Net-settle adjustment on restricted stock (1,288 )   (866 )
Dividends paid on common stock (62,999 )   (52,587 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 45,595     213,168  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 29,883     (591 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 6,909     7,500  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 36,792     $ 6,909  
               


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
DEBT SUMMARY
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
                       
          December 31, 2018
Debt Rate     Date   Principal   % of
Principal
    Deferred
Loan
Costs
      Net
Carrying
Value
 
                                 
Fixed Rate Debt                                
                                 
Senior unsecured notes payable 5.250 %   2025   $  300,000   60.6%   $ (4,847 )   $ 295,153  
                       
Floating Rate Debt                      
                       
Senior unsecured term loan[5] 4.472 % [1] 2023      100,000    20.2%   (388 )   99,612  
                       
Unsecured revolving credit facility[5] 4.272 % [2] 2020 [3]   95,000    19.2%     [4] 95,000  
  4.375 %         195,000    39.4%   (388 )   194,612  
                       
Total Debt 4.905 %       $  495,000    100.0%   $ (5,235 )   $ 489,765  
                       
[1] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.95% to 2.60% or at the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.95% to 1.6%.
[2] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.75% to 2.40% or the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.75% to 1.4%.
[3] Maturity date assumes exercise of two 6-month extension options.
[4] Deferred financing fees are not shown net for the unsecured revolving credit facility and are included in assets on the balance sheet.
[5] On February 8, 2019, CareTrust REIT entered into an amended and restated credit and guaranty agreement, which now provides for an unsecured revolving credit facility with revolving commitments in an aggregate principal amount of $600.0 million and an unsecured term loan credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of $200.0 million. The proceeds of the term loan have been used, in part, to repay in full all outstanding borrowings under the term loan and revolving credit facility under the prior credit agreement. As of February 13, 2018, there were no outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility.
 


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (shares in thousands)
 (unaudited)
         
         
 2019 Guidance
         
         
    Low   High
Net income   $ 0.78     $ 0.80  
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization 0.52     0.52  
Funds from Operations (FFO) 1.30     1.32  
Normalized FFO $ 1.30     $ 1.32  
         
Net income $ 0.78     $ 0.80  
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization 0.52     0.52  
 Amortization of deferred financing fees 0.02     0.02  
 Amortization of stock-based compensation 0.05     0.05  
 Straight-line rental income (0.02 )   (0.02 )
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 1.35     1.37  
Normalized FAD $ 1.35     $ 1.37  
Weighted average shares outstanding:      
 Diluted 88,593     88,593  
           


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense (including amortization of deferred financing costs), amortization of stock-based compensation, and depreciation and amortization. Normalized EBITDA represents EBITDA as further adjusted to eliminate the impact of certain items that the Company does not consider indicative of core operating performance, such as real estate impairment charges, certain deferred preferred return, losses on the extinguishment of debt, reserve for advances and deferred rent and gains or losses from dispositions of real estate or other real estate investments. EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company’s liquidity or operating performance. EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements, including the Company’s ability to fund capital expenditures or make payments on its indebtedness. Further, the Company’s computation of EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA reported by other REITs.

Funds from Operations (“FFO”), as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), and Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) are important non-GAAP supplemental measures of operating performance for a REIT. Because the historical cost accounting convention used for real estate assets requires straight-line depreciation except on land, such accounting presentation implies that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. However, since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market and other conditions, presentations of operating results for a REIT that uses historical cost accounting for depreciation could be less informative. Thus, NAREIT created FFO as a supplemental measure of operating performance for REITs that excludes historical cost depreciation and amortization, among other items, from net income, as defined by GAAP.

FFO is defined by NAREIT as net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from dispositions of real estate or other real estate investments, real estate depreciation and amortization and real estate impairment charges, and adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company computes FFO in accordance with NAREIT’s definition.

FAD is defined as FFO excluding noncash income and expenses, such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing fees and the effects of straight-line rent. The Company considers FAD to be a useful supplemental measure to evaluate the Company’s operating results excluding these income and expense items to help investors, analysts and other interested parties compare the operating performance of the Company between periods or as compared to other companies on a more consistent basis.

In addition, the Company reports Normalized FFO and Normalized FAD, which adjust FFO and FAD for certain revenue and expense items that the Company does not believe are indicative of its ongoing operating results, such as losses on the extinguishment of debt, certain deferred preferred returns, the effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption and other unanticipated charges. By excluding these items, investors, analysts and our management can compare Normalized FFO and Normalized FAD between periods more consistently.

While FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD are relevant and widely-used measures of operating performance among REITs, they do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company’s liquidity or operating performance. FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements.

Further, the Company’s computation of FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD may not be comparable to FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD reported by other REITs that do not define FFO in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition or define FAD differently than the Company does.

The Company believes that net income, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. The Company also believes that the use of EBITDA, Normalized EBITDA, FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD, combined with the required GAAP presentations, improves the understanding of operating results of REITs among investors and makes comparisons of operating results among such companies more meaningful. The Company considers EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA useful in understanding the Company’s operating results independent of its capital structure, indebtedness and other charges that are not indicative of its ongoing results, thereby allowing for a more meaningful comparison of operating performance between periods and against other REITs. The Company considers FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD to be useful measures for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because, by excluding gains or losses from real estate dispositions, impairment charges and real estate depreciation and amortization, and, for FAD and Normalized FAD, by excluding noncash income and expenses such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing fees, and the effects of straight-line rent, FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD can help investors compare the Company’s operating performance between periods and to other REITs.

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