Press Release Details

Sila Realty Trust, Inc. First Quarter 2023 Results

May 4, 2023

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sila Realty Trust, Inc. today announced operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Highlights of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2023 vs. March 31, 2022

  • Rental revenue was $49.6 million, an increase of 12%.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders was $14.2 million, an increase of 914%.
  • Funds from operations, or FFO*, was $33.1 million, an increase of 26%.
  • Core funds from operations, or Core FFO*, was $33.5 million, an increase of 12%.
  • Adjusted funds from operations, or AFFO*, was $34.2 million, an increase of 18%.
  • Same store cash net operating income, or same store cash NOI*, was $38.3 million, and was unchanged.

“We are pleased with the continued strong performance of the Company as evidenced by increases in FFO, Core FFO and AFFO, when compared to the first quarter of 2022,” stated Michael Seton, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “These increases are the result of the durability of the rental revenue from our same store properties combined with revenue from property acquisitions completed through skillful and thoughtful investing.

“We believe our well leased portfolio rate of 99.4% and 9.2 year weighted average remaining lease term differentiate us as a leader in the healthcare REIT industry and as the only net lease REIT solely dedicated to investing in healthcare real estate. Our balance sheet and liquidity position remain strong, and our desire to pursue a public listing on a national exchange in the future remains a top focus, conditioned upon financial market opportunity, as we strive to maximize value for our shareholders.”

* Some of the financial measures throughout this press release are non-GAAP measures. Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation tables at the end of this press release for additional information and reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

Investing and Leasing

During the quarter ended March 31, 2023, the Company sold one real estate property for $12.5 million, of which the Company received $5.0 million in cash (net proceeds of $4.7 million) and $7.5 million was structured as a note receivable. The note receivable is secured by a first mortgage on the property and matures on July 31, 2023. As of March 31, 2023, the Company's properties had a weighted average leased rate of 99.4%, weighted average remaining lease term of 9.2 years, and a weighted average rent escalation rate of 2.1%.

Debt and Capital

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had total principal debt outstanding of $575.0 million under the Company's credit facility, with a net debt leverage ratio, which is the ratio of principal debt outstanding less cash to adjusted fair value of real estate plus the total aggregate cost of properties acquired after the net asset value date of June 30, 2022, of approximately 23.2%.

As of March 31, 2023, the Company’s outstanding debt was comprised of approximately 91% fixed rate debt through the use of interest rate swaps and approximately 9% variable rate debt with a weighted average interest rate on total debt of 3.4%.

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had liquidity of approximately $522.2 million, consisting of $22.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and $500.0 million in borrowing base availability under its credit facility.

The Company declared distributions per share of common stock in the amount of $0.10 for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. The Company's dividend payout to AFFO ratio was 65.5% for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Governance

During the three months ended March 31, 2023, Ms. Z. Jamie Behar was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Behar succeeds Mr. Jonathan Kuchin who remains a member of the committee and Chair of the Board.

About Sila Realty Trust, Inc.

Sila Realty Trust, Inc. is a public, non-listed real estate investment trust headquartered in Tampa, Florida, that invests in high-quality properties leased to long-term tenants capitalizing on critical and structural economic growth drivers. The Company is primarily focused on investing in healthcare assets across the continuum of care, with an emphasis on lower cost patient settings, which generate predictable, durable and growing income streams. As of March 31, 2023, the Company owned 131 real estate properties and two undeveloped land parcels located in 58 markets across the United States.

Supplemental Information

The Company routinely provides information for investors and the marketplace through press releases, SEC filings and the Company's website at investors.silarealtytrust.com. The information that the Company posts to its website may be deemed material. Accordingly, the Company encourages investors and others interested in the Company to routinely monitor and review the information that the Company posts on its website, in addition to following the Company's press releases and SEC filings. A glossary of definitions (including those of certain non-GAAP financial measures) and other supplemental information may be found attached to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 4, 2023.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes certain financial performance measures not defined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included in this press release. We believe such measures provide investors with additional information concerning our operating performance and a basis to compare our performance with the performance of other REITs. Our definitions and calculations of these non-GAAP measures may not be the same as similar measures reported by other REITs.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to net income attributable to common stockholders (determined in accordance with GAAP) as indicators of our financial performance, as alternatives to cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP), or as measures of our liquidity, nor are these measures necessarily indicative of sufficient cash flows to fund all of our needs.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein, including those regarding the Company's desire to pursue a public listing on a national exchange and to maximize value for our shareholders, may be considered “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, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provided by the same. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties. No forward-looking statement is intended to, nor shall it, serve as a guarantee of future performance. You can identify the forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “outlook,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will” and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts of future results, strategic acquisitions and growth opportunities, and future distributions. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations, and you should not rely on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and could materially affect the Company's results of operations, financial condition, cash flows, performance or future achievements or events. Additional factors include the risk that the expected benefits for the Company’s pure-play healthcare REIT strategy are not achieved, and other factors, including those described under the section entitled Item 1A. "Risk Factors" of Part I of the Company's 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K with the SEC a copy of which is available at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (amounts in thousands, except share data)

 

(Unaudited)
March 31, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

ASSETS

Real estate:

 

 

 

Land

$

162,477

 

 

$

163,419

 

Buildings and improvements, less accumulated depreciation of $222,147 and $209,118, respectively

 

1,693,079

 

 

 

1,716,663

 

Total real estate, net

 

1,855,556

 

 

 

1,880,082

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

22,230

 

 

 

12,917

 

Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization of $95,945 and $90,239, respectively

 

161,300

 

 

 

167,483

 

Goodwill

 

21,366

 

 

 

21,710

 

Right-of-use assets

 

37,179

 

 

 

37,443

 

Other assets

 

99,715

 

 

 

100,167

 

Total assets

$

2,197,346

 

 

$

2,219,802

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Liabilities:

 

 

 

Credit facility, net of deferred financing costs of $2,266 and $2,412, respectively

 

572,734

 

 

 

580,588

 

Accounts payable and other liabilities

 

29,204

 

 

 

30,619

 

Intangible liabilities, less accumulated amortization of $6,297 and $5,923, respectively

 

11,572

 

 

 

11,946

 

Lease liabilities

 

41,425

 

 

 

41,554

 

Total liabilities

 

654,935

 

 

 

664,707

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 510,000,000 shares authorized; 242,275,574 and 241,425,332 shares issued, respectively; 226,680,140 and 226,255,969 shares outstanding, respectively

 

2,267

 

 

 

2,263

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,028,079

 

 

 

2,024,176

 

Distributions in excess of accumulated earnings

 

(507,661

)

 

 

(499,334

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

19,726

 

 

 

27,990

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

1,542,411

 

 

 

1,555,095

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

2,197,346

 

 

$

2,219,802

 

Condensed Consolidated Quarterly (Unaudited) Statements of Comprehensive Income (amounts in thousands, except share data and per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

2023

 

2022

Revenue:

 

 

 

Rental revenue

$

49,644

 

 

$

44,282

Expenses:

 

 

 

Rental expenses

 

4,850

 

 

 

4,319

General and administrative expenses

 

6,103

 

 

 

5,562

Depreciation and amortization

 

18,552

 

 

 

17,988

Impairment losses

 

344

 

 

 

7,387

Total expenses

 

29,849

 

 

 

35,256

Gain on real estate disposition

 

21

 

 

 

460

Interest and other expenses, net

 

5,616

 

 

 

8,115

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

14,200

 

 

$

1,371

Other comprehensive (loss) income - unrealized (loss) gain on interest rate swaps, net

 

(8,264

)

 

 

12,855

Comprehensive income attributable to common stockholders

$

5,936

 

 

$

14,226

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

Basic

 

226,561,734

 

 

 

224,499,307

Diluted

 

228,404,279

 

 

 

225,865,366

Net income per common share attributable to common stockholders:

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.01

Diluted

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.01

Distributions declared per common share

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.10

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation

A description of FFO, Core FFO and AFFO, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, and a description of same store cash NOI and reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to rental revenue, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, are provided below.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Funds From Operations (FFO) (amounts in thousands)

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

2023

 

2022

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

14,200

 

 

$

1,371

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

18,531

 

 

 

17,966

 

Gain on real estate disposition

 

(21

)

 

 

(460

)

Impairment losses

 

344

 

 

 

7,387

 

FFO

$

33,054

 

 

$

26,264

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Severance arrangements

 

32

 

 

 

65

 

Write-off of straight-line rent receivables related to prior periods

 

139

 

 

 

 

Amortization of above (below) market lease intangibles, including ground leases

 

285

 

 

 

244

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

3,367

 

Core FFO

$

33,510

 

 

$

29,940

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Deferred rent

 

519

 

 

 

199

 

Straight-line rent adjustments

 

(1,437

)

 

 

(2,551

)

Amortization of deferred financing costs

 

413

 

 

 

490

 

Stock-based compensation

 

1,242

 

 

 

896

 

AFFO

$

34,247

 

 

$

28,974

 

Funds From Operations (FFO)

FFO is calculated consistent with NAREIT's definition, as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of real estate assets and impairments of real estate assets, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. It should be noted, however, that other REITs may not define FFO in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or may interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than the Company does, making comparisons less meaningful.

Core FFO

The Company believes Core FFO is a supplemental financial performance measure that provides investors with additional information to understand the Company's sustainable performance. The Company calculates Core FFO by adjusting FFO to remove the effect of items that are not expected to impact its operating performance on an ongoing basis or effect comparability to prior periods. These include severance arrangements, write-off of straight-line rent receivables related to prior periods, amortization of above- and below-market leases (including ground leases) and loss on extinguishment of debt. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating Core FFO and, accordingly, the Company’s Core FFO may not be comparable to other REITs.

AFFO

The Company believes AFFO is a supplemental financial performance measure that provides investors appropriate supplemental information to evaluate the ongoing operations of the Company. AFFO is a metric used by management to evaluate the Company's dividend policy. The Company calculates AFFO by further adjusting Core FFO for the following items: deferred rent, current period straight-line rent adjustments, amortization of deferred financing costs and stock-based compensation. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating AFFO and, accordingly, the Company’s AFFO may not be comparable to other REITs.

FFO, Core FFO and AFFO should not be considered to be more relevant or accurate than the GAAP methodology in calculating net income or in its applicability in evaluating the Company's operational performance. The method used to evaluate the value and performance of real estate under GAAP should be considered as a more relevant measure of operating performance and considered more prominent than the non-GAAP FFO, Core FFO and AFFO measures and the adjustments to GAAP in calculating FFO, Core FFO and AFFO.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Same Store Cash Net Operating Income (Same Store Cash NOI) (amounts in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

Rental revenue

 

$

49,644

 

 

$

44,282

 

Rental expenses

 

 

(4,850

)

 

 

(4,319

)

Net operating income

 

 

44,794

 

 

 

39,963

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Straight-line rent adjustments, net of write-offs

 

 

(1,298

)

 

 

(2,551

)

Amortization of above (below) market lease intangibles, including ground leases

 

 

285

 

 

 

244

 

Intercompany property management fee

 

 

1,336

 

 

 

1,294

 

Deferred rent

 

 

519

 

 

 

199

 

Cash NOI

 

 

45,636

 

 

 

39,149

 

Non-same store cash NOI

 

 

(7,312

)

 

 

(818

)

Same store cash NOI

 

 

38,324

 

 

 

38,331

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

(6,103

)

 

 

(5,562

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(18,552

)

 

 

(17,988

)

Impairment losses

 

 

(344

)

 

 

(7,387

)

Gain on real estate disposition

 

 

21

 

 

 

460

 

Interest and other expenses, net

 

 

(5,616

)

 

 

(8,115

)

Straight-line rent adjustments, net of write-offs

 

 

1,298

 

 

 

2,551

 

Amortization of above (below) market lease intangibles, including ground leases

 

 

(285

)

 

 

(244

)

Intercompany property management fee

 

 

(1,336

)

 

 

(1,294

)

Deferred rent

 

 

(519

)

 

 

(199

)

Non-same store cash NOI

 

 

7,312

 

 

 

818

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

 

$

14,200

 

 

$

1,371

 

NOI

The Company defines net operating income, or NOI, as rental revenue, less rental expenses, on an accrual basis.

Same Store Properties

In order to evaluate the overall portfolio, management analyzes the net operating income of same store properties. The Company defines "same store properties" as properties that were owned and operated for the entirety of both calendar periods being compared and excludes properties under development, re-development, or classified as held for sale. By evaluating same store properties, management is able to monitor the operations of the Company's existing properties for comparable periods to measure the performance of the current portfolio and readily observe the expected effects of new acquisitions and dispositions on net income. There were 122 same store properties for the quarters ended March 31, 2023 and 2022.

Cash NOI

The Company defines Cash NOI as NOI for its properties, excluding the impact of GAAP adjustments to rental revenue and rental expenses, consisting of straight-line rent adjustments, net of write-offs, amortization of lease related intangibles and ground leases, and intercompany property management fees, then including deferred rent received in cash.

Investor Relations:
IR@silarealtytrust.com
Miles Callahan, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations

Source: Sila Realty Trust, Inc.