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Community Healthcare Trust Announces Results for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (NYSE: CHCT) (the "Company") today announced results for the three months ended December 31, 2019. The Company reported net income for the fourth quarter of approximately $2.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted common share. Funds from operations and adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO") for the three months ended December 31, 2019 totaled $0.47 and $0.49, respectively, per diluted common share.

Highlights include:

  • During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company sold, through its at-the-market offering program ("ATM Program"), 1,352,985 shares of common stock at an average gross sales price of $45.73 per share and received net proceeds of approximately $60.6 million at an approximate 3.63% current equity yield. Of the shares sold during 2019, 120,100 shares of common stock settled in January 2020 for net proceeds of approximately $5.0 million.
     
  • During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company acquired seven real estate properties totaling approximately 113,458 square feet for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $34.8 million and cash consideration of approximately $34.4 million. Upon acquisition, the properties were 100% leased in the aggregate with lease expirations through 2034.
     
  • Subsequent to December 31, 2019, the Company acquired three real estate properties totaling approximately 56,000 square feet for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $11.7 million and cash consideration of approximately $11.8 million. Upon acquisition, the properties were 96.1% leased in the aggregate with lease expirations through 2026.
     
  • The Company has two properties under definitive purchase agreements for an aggregate expected purchase price of approximately $6.3 million. The Company's expected aggregate returns on these investments range from approximately 9.4% to 9.9%. The Company is currently performing due diligence procedures customary for these types of transactions. The Company expects to close these properties in the first quarter of 2020; however, the Company cannot provide assurance as to the timing of when, or whether, these transactions will actually close.
     
  • The Company also has four properties under definitive purchase agreements, to be acquired after completion and occupancy, for an aggregate expected purchase price of approximately $73.4 million. The Company's expected aggregate returns on these investments range from approximately 9.5% to 11.0%. The Company expects to close one of these properties with a purchase price of approximately $19.0 million during the first quarter of 2020 and the rest of these properties through the first half of 2021; however, the Company cannot provide assurance as to the timing of when, or whether, these transactions will actually close.
     
  • On February 6, 2020, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend in the amount of $0.4175 per share. The dividend is payable on February 28, 2020 to stockholders of record on February 18, 2020.

Highland Transition Update:

  • Highland Hospital is expected to file a pre-packaged bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2020, with an anticipated sale to the new operator, in order to facilitate the transfer of licenses.  The new operator continues to manage Highland Hospital pursuant to a management agreement. The Company will provide liquidity if required, secured by all assets of Highland Hospital, if needed, to ensure the sale transaction is finalized.
     
  • The Company's lease with the new operator will become effective upon the closing of the anticipated bankruptcy sale. The Company has received and anticipates continuing to receive monthly payments.
     
  • The Company does not anticipate any material adverse long-term effect to its cash flows or net income related to the transition or subsequent leasing of this facility. The Company cannot provide assurance as to the timing or whether, this transaction will actually close.

About Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated

Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated is a real estate investment trust that focuses on owning income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services in non-urban markets throughout the United States. The Company had investments of approximately $602.9 million in 118 real estate properties as of December 31, 2019, located in 32 states, totaling approximately 2.6 million square feet.

Additional information regarding the Company, including this quarter's operations, can be found at www.chct.reit.  Please contact the Company at 615-771-3052 to request a printed copy of this information.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are "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, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "expects", "may", "should", "seeks", "approximately", "intends", "plans", "estimates", "anticipates" or other similar words or expressions, including the negative thereof. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections or other forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. Because forward-looking statements relate to future events, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the Company's control. Thus, the Company's actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. Some factors that might cause such a difference include the following: general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of the Company's common stock, changes in the Company's business strategy, availability, terms and deployment of capital, the Company's ability to refinance existing indebtedness at or prior to maturity on favorable terms, or at all, changes in the real estate industry in general, interest rates or the general economy, adverse developments related to the healthcare industry, the degree and nature of the Company's competition, the ability to consummate acquisitions under contract and the other factors described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Readers are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained herein which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this release and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE TRUST INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited; Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)



December 31, 2019


December 31, 2018





ASSETS




Real estate properties:




Land and land improvements

$

68,129



$

50,270


Buildings, improvements, and lease intangibles

534,503



394,527


Personal property

220



133


Total real estate properties

602,852



444,930


Less accumulated depreciation

(77,523)



(55,298)


Total real estate properties, net

525,329



389,632


Cash and cash equivalents

1,730



2,007


Restricted cash

293



385


Other assets, net

35,179



34,546


Total assets

$

562,531



$

426,570






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Liabilities




Debt, net

$

194,243



$

147,766


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

3,606



3,196


Other liabilities

11,271



3,949


Total liabilities

209,120



154,911






Commitments and contingencies








Stockholders' Equity




Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and
outstanding




Common stock, $0.01 par value; 450,000,000 shares authorized; 21,410,578 and
18,634,502 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively

214



186


Additional paid-in capital

447,916



337,180


Cumulative net income

17,554



9,178


Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(4,808)



633


Cumulative dividends

(107,465)



(75,518)


Total stockholders' equity

353,411



271,659


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

562,531



$

426,570



The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements.

 

 

COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE TRUST INCORPORATED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

FOR THE THREE AND TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

(Unaudited; Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2019


2018


2019


2018

REVENUES








Rental income

$

16,292



$

11,710



$

58,269



$

46,453


Other operating interest

541



479



2,580



2,104



16,833



12,189



60,849



48,557










EXPENSES








Property operating

2,840



2,447



12,235



9,944


General and administrative

2,126



1,542



7,719



5,634


Depreciation and amortization

5,906



5,068



22,225



19,539



10,872



9,057



42,179



35,117










INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES
AND OTHER ITEMS

5,961



3,132



18,670



13,440


Gain on sale of real estate



295





295


Interest expense

(2,513)



(1,817)



(9,301)



(6,299)


Impairment of note receivable



(5,000)





(5,000)


        Income tax (expense) benefit

(1,421)



1,547



(1,430)



1,547


Interest and other income, net

186



(42)



437



420


INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

2,213



(1,885)



8,376



4,403


NET INCOME

$

2,213



$

(1,885)



$

8,376



$

4,403










NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:








Net income per common share – Basic

$

0.09



$

(0.12)



$

0.37



$

0.19


Net income per common share – Diluted

$

0.09



$

(0.12)



$

0.37



$

0.19


WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARE OUTSTANDING-BASIC

19,686



17,848



18,685



17,669


WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARE OUTSTANDING-DILUTED

19,686



17,848



18,685



17,669



The Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements.

 

 

COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE TRUST INCORPORATED

RECONCILIATION OF FFO and AFFO (1)

(Unaudited; Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended December 31,


2019


2018

Net income

$

2,213



$

(1,885)


   Real estate depreciation and amortization

5,943



5,109


   Impairment of note receivable (2)



5,000


   Income tax expense (benefit) (2)

1,321



(1,321)


   Gain from sale of depreciable real estate



(295)


   Total adjustments

7,264



8,493


Funds From Operations

$

9,477



$

6,608


   Straight-line rent

(699)



(126)


   Stock-based compensation

1,085



747


AFFO

$

9,863



$

7,229


   Funds from Operations per Common Share-Diluted

$

0.47



$

0.37


   AFFO Per Common Share-Diluted

$

0.49



$

0.41


Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding-Diluted (3)

20,220



17,848




(1)

 

Historical cost accounting for real estate assets implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time.  However, since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, many industry investors deem presentations of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by themselves. For that reason, the Company considers funds from operations ("FFO") and adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO") to be appropriate measures of operating performance of an equity real estate investment trust ("REIT"). In particular, the Company believes that AFFO is useful because it allows investors, analysts and Company management to compare the Company's operating performance to the operating performance of other real estate companies and between periods on a consistent basis without having to account for differences caused by unanticipated items and other events.

 

The Company uses the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. ("NAREIT") definition of FFO. FFO and FFO per share are operating performance measures adopted by NAREIT. NAREIT defines FFO as the most commonly accepted and reported measure of a REIT's operating performance equal to net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains or losses from the sale of certain real estate assets and gains or losses from change in control, plus depreciation and amortization related to real estate, plus impairment write-downs of certain real estate assets and investments in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in the value of depreciable real estate held by the entity, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures, as well as other items discussed in NAREIT's Funds From Operations White Paper - 2018 Restatement. AFFO presented herein may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other real estate companies due to the fact that not all real estate companies use the same definition.

 

FFO and AFFO should not be considered as alternatives to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as indicators of the Company's financial performance or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as measures of the Company's liquidity, nor are they necessarily indicative of sufficient cash flow to fund all of the Company's needs. The Company believes that in order to facilitate a clear understanding of the consolidated historical operating results of the Company, FFO and AFFO should be examined in conjunction with net income as presented elsewhere herein.
 

(2)

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company recorded a $5.0 million impairment related to its mezzanine loan with Highland Hospital and recorded a related tax benefit and deferred tax asset of approximately $1.3 million. This deferred tax asset was impaired in the fourth quarter of 2019 and the tax benefit was reversed resulting in tax expense of $1.3 million. The Company believes that the mezzanine loan is incidental to the main operations of the Company. As such, the Company has excluded the impairment of the note receivable and the related tax impact from its calculation of FFO. The $5.0 million impairment on the loan and related tax benefit of $1.3 million recorded in 2018 was previously recognized as an adjustment to AFFO rather than FFO for the year ended December 31, 2018 and has been reclassified as an adjustment to Funds from Operations rather than to Adjusted Funds from Operations for 2018 to conform to the current year presentation.

 

(3)

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for FFO are calculated based on the treasury method, rather than the 2-class method used to calculate earnings per share.

 

CONTACT:  David H. Dupuy, 615-771-3052

SOURCE Community Healthcare Trust, Inc.


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