|Simon Property Group Announces Third Quarter Results And Declares Quarterly Dividends|
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SPG) today announced diluted funds from operations ("FFO") per share for the third quarter of 2003 of $0.93, compared to $0.93 (as restated) for the third quarter of 2002. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter was $0.22 per share, compared to $0.32 for the third quarter of 2002. Third quarter 2003 results were impacted by the following events:
Without giving effect to the events discussed above, diluted FFO for the third quarter of 2003 was $0.97 per share, compared with $0.93 for the third quarter of 2002, and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter was $0.29 per share, compared to $0.32 for the third quarter of 2002.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2003, diluted FFO was $2.78 per share, compared to $2.51 (as restated) in 2002. Diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2003 was $0.78, compared to $1.47 in 2002. The decline in net income for the nine months is attributable to net gains on the sale of real estate, primarily the sale of the Company's interests in five "Mills-type" properties and a premium outlet center in the second quarter of 2002, in addition to the events described above for the third quarter of 2003.
Without giving effect to the TCO and Mall of America items previously discussed, diluted FFO for the first nine months of 2003 was $2.82 per share, compared with $2.51 for the same period in 2002, and diluted earnings per share for the first nine months of 2003 was $0.85, compared to $1.47 for the same period in 2002.
The Company considers FFO a key measure of its operating performance that is not specifically defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). The Company believes that FFO is helpful to investors because it is a widely recognized measure of the performance of real estate investment trusts and provides a relevant basis for comparison among REITs. A reconciliation of net income to FFO is provided in the financial statement section of this press release.
Occupancy for mall and freestanding stores in the regional malls at September 30, 2003 was 91.9%, equal to the occupancy level at September 30, 2002. Comparable retail sales per square foot increased to $398 as compared to $391 at September 30, 2002, while total retail sales per square foot increased to $394 at September 30, 2003 as compared to $385 at September 30, 2002. Average base rents for mall and freestanding stores in the regional mall portfolio were $31.87 per square foot at September 30, 2003, an increase of $1.50 or 5%, from September 30, 2002. The average initial base rent for new mall store leases signed during the first nine months of 2003 was $40.80, an increase of $8.12 or 25% over the tenants who closed or whose leases expired.
"Our results for the quarter, affected by the financial impact of expensing the TCO tender offer costs and the Mall of America Court Order, do not fully reflect the continued solid performance of our core business," said David Simon, chief executive officer. "Our core business fundamentals continue to demonstrate strength and stability. Regional mall occupancy remains steady, average base rents increased 5%, tenant sales increased roughly 2% after a successful back-to-school season, and releasing spreads for the first nine months were 25% higher than expiring rents. Our high-quality regional mall portfolio is performing to our expectations and in-line with our 2003 plan."
The Company expects net income per share for the year to be within a range of $1.41 to $1.44 and FFO to be within a range of $4.00 to $4.03. This guidance range is slightly higher than the previous guidance range given, excluding the write-off of TCO tender offer costs and the Company's discontinuing the recording of contribution to FFO from the Company's interest in Mall of America. The following table provides the reconciliation of prior estimated diluted FFO per share to current estimated diluted FFO per share to estimated diluted net income per share.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2003 Low High Range Range Estimated funds from operations per share (guidance as of July 31, 2003) $4.05 $4.08 Impact of write-off of TCO tender offer costs (0.04) (0.04) Impact of cessation of FFO Contribution from Mall of America interest (0.03) (0.03) All other factors, net 0.02 0.02 Estimated funds from operations per share (guidance as of October 30, 2003) $4.00 $4.03 Depreciation and amortization including our share of joint ventures (2.55) (2.55) Loss on disposal or sale of assets, net (0.12) (0.12) Impact of additional dilutive securities for FFO per share 0.08 0.08 Estimated net income per share $1.41 $1.44
This guidance is based on management's view of current market conditions in the regional mall business. The guidance ranges do not include property transactions, other than transactions that have already closed.
New Development Projects
Las Vegas Premium Outlets, a 50/50 joint venture project developed by Simon and Chelsea Property Group, opened on August 1, 2003. Las Vegas Premium Outlets is a 435,000 square-foot, single-phase upscale outlet center located between Grand Central Parkway and Interstate 15, near the intersection of U.S. Route 95, approximately 2 1/2 miles from the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Net project cost was approximately $88 million.
The Company has three new development projects currently under construction:
The Company also announced today that it expects to commence construction early in 2004 on two additional projects:
The following expansions or department store additions were completed during the third quarter of 2003:
On August 20, 2003, the Company purchased a 100 percent stake in Stanford Shopping Center, in Palo Alto, California, for $333 million. Stanford Shopping Center is one of the most successful regional malls in the United States with 2002 total sales in excess of $500 million and comparable tenant sales per square foot of approximately $600.
The Company also announced today that it expects to complete a series of transactions that will increase its ownership in Kravco Investments L.P. (KI), a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based owner of regional malls, and Kravco Company (KC), its affiliated property management company. These transactions, which could close in the next 30 days, will increase SPG's ownership in KI to approximately 80% and in KC to 50%. Members of the family of Arthur Powell, one of the founders of these companies, will retain ownership of the remaining interests.
SPG is acquiring interests in KI and KC from certain private investors, The Rouse Company and Westfield America Trust. SPG, Rouse and Westfield obtained their interests in Kravco in connection with the 2002 acquisition of assets from Rodamco North America, N.V. SPG currently owns approximately 18% of KI and 15% of KC.
KI owns interests in seven regional malls, six of which are located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Included in the portfolio is an interest in the Plaza and Court at King of Prussia, one of the country's most successful regional malls. Sales per square foot of the KI mall portfolio for 2002 exceeded $400. KI also owns interests in three community shopping centers.
KC manages a number of retail assets in addition to the KI portfolio and also operates a third-party development business. KC will continue to be headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.
Total consideration to be paid by SPG in these transactions is approximately $300 million, including the assumption of its pro rata share of mortgage indebtedness. SPG expects to issue $120 million of perpetual preferred operating partnership units as part of the consideration. SPG expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to its funds from operations.
The Kravco transactions are subject to execution of definitive agreements and customary closing conditions.
On October 1, 2003, the Company sold New Orleans Centre, a mixed-use project in New Orleans, Louisiana for approximately $36 million. A loss on the disposition of approximately $13 million is reflected in third quarter results.
Today the Company also announced a common stock dividend of $0.60 per share. This dividend will be paid on November 28, 2003 to shareholders of record on November 14, 2003.
The Company also declared dividends on its three public issues of preferred stock, all payable on December 31, 2003 to shareholders of record on December 17, 2003:
Estimates of future net income per share and FFO are by definition, and certain other matters discussed in this press release may be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained, and it is possible that our actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the national, regional and local economic climate, competitive market forces, changes in market rental rates, trends in the retail industry, the inability to collect rent due to the bankruptcy or insolvency of tenants or otherwise, acquisitions and changes in market rates of interest. The reader is directed to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.
The Company will provide an online simulcast of its quarterly conference call at www.simon.com (in the About Simon section), www.companyboardroom.com, and www.streetevents.com . To listen to the live call, please go to any of these websites at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The call will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (New York) tomorrow, October 31st. An online replay will be available for approximately 90 days at www.simon.com .
The Company will publish a quarterly supplemental information package tomorrow morning which will be available at www.simon.com in the Investor Relations section, Other Financial Reports tab. It will also be furnished to the SEC as part of a Form 8-K. If you wish to receive a copy via mail, please call 800-461-3439.
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership and management of income-producing properties, primarily regional malls and community shopping centers. Through its subsidiary partnerships, it currently owns or has an interest in 237 properties containing an aggregate of 183 million square feet of gross leasable area in 36 states. The Company also holds interest in nine assets in Europe and Canada and ownership interests in other real estate assets. Additional Simon Property Group information is available at www.simon.com .
SIMON(A)(B)(C) Combined Statements of Operations Unaudited (In thousands, except as noted) For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2003 2002 2003 2002 REVENUE: Minimum rent $337,571 $325,795 $1,002,974 $942,078 Overage rent 9,637 9,610 24,600 24,552 Tenant reimbursements 174,755 163,718 505,616 467,621 Management fees and other revenue 19,102 0 59,202 0 Other income 25,515 41,949 77,040 100,318 Total revenue 566,580 541,072 1,669,432 1,534,569 EXPENSES: Property operating 86,575 84,479 247,662 233,772 Depreciation and amortization 127,822 123,526 374,350 346,661 Real estate taxes 57,129 53,687 168,572 156,800 Repairs and maintenance 18,769 18,446 62,192 52,798 Advertising and promotion 14,344 14,219 38,271 37,447 Provision for credit losses 2,301 2,182 11,029 6,805 Home and regional office costs 17,688 10,363 56,571 32,494 General and administrative 4,030 790 11,108 2,587 Costs related to withdrawn tender offer 10,500 0 10,500 0 Other 5,696 6,260 17,753 20,416 Total operating expenses 344,854 313,952 998,008 889,780 OPERATING INCOME 221,726 227,120 671,424 644,789 Interest expense 149,196 151,841 451,992 449,269 Income before minority interest 72,530 75,279 219,432 195,520 Minority interest (888) (1,811) (3,307) (6,369) Gain (loss) on sales of assets and other, net (5,146) 76 (5,122) 170,383 Gain (loss) from debt related transactions, net 0 (1,790) 0 14,349 Income tax expense of taxable REIT subsidiaries (2,422) 0 (6,450) 0 Income before unconsolidated entities 64,074 71,754 204,553 373,883 Loss from MerchantWired, LLC, net 0 0 0 (32,742) Income from other unconsolidated entities 24,015 22,933 70,989 66,183 Income before discontinued operations 88,089 94,687 275,542 407,324 Results of operations from discontinued operations 329 2,248 1,774 6,396 Loss on disposal or sale of discontinued operations, net (12,935) 0 (25,693) 0 Income before allocation to limited partners 75,483 96,935 251,623 413,720 LESS: Limited partners' interest in the Operating Partnership 14,244 19,514 47,917 94,618 Preferred distributions of the Operating Partnership 2,835 2,835 8,505 8,505 NET INCOME 58,404 74,586 195,201 310,597 Preferred dividends (15,683) (15,683) (47,048) (48,518) NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS $42,721 $58,903 $148,153 $262,079 SIMON(A)(B) Per Share Data and Selected Mall Operating Statistics Unaudited Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2003 2002 2003 2002 PER SHARE DATA: Basic Earnings Per Common Share: Income before discontinued operations $0.28 $0.31 $0.89 $1.44 Discontinued operations (0.05) 0.01 (0.10) 0.03 Net Income available to Common Shareholders $0.23 $0.32 $0.79 $1.47 Percent Decrease 28.1% 46.3% Diluted Earnings Per Common Share: Income before discontinued operations $0.27 $0.31 $0.88 $1.44 Discontinued operations (0.05) 0.01 (0.10) 0.03 Net Income available to Common Shareholders $0.22 $0.32 $0.78 $1.47 Percent Decrease 31.3% 46.9% SELECTED REGIONAL MALL OPERATING STATISTICS September 30, September 30, 2003 2002 Occupancy(D) 91.9% 91.9% Average rent per square foot(D) $31.87 $30.37 Total sales volume (in millions)(E) $12,276 $11,980 Comparable sales per square foot(E) $398 $391 Total sales per square foot(E) $394 $385 SIMON(A)(B) Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO(F) Unaudited (In thousands, except as noted) The Company considers FFO a key measure of its operating performance that is not specifically defined by GAAP. The Company believes that FFO is helpful to investors because it is a widely recognized measure of the performance of REITs and it provides a relevant basis for comparison among REITs. The Company also uses this measure internally to measure the operating performance of the portfolio. Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2003 2002(G) 2003 2002(G) Net Income(H)(I) $58,404 $74,586 $195,201 $310,597 Plus: Limited partners' interest in the Operating Partnership and preferred distributions of the Operating Partnership 17,079 22,349 56,422 103,123 Plus: Depreciation and amortization from combined consolidated properties and discontinued operations 126,978 125,311 374,907 351,756 Plus: Simon's share of depreciation and amortization and other items from unconsolidated entities 36,218 34,365 108,721 107,654 Plus: (Gain)/Loss on sales of real estate and discontinued operations 18,081 (76) 30,815 (170,383) Less: Gains on debt related transactions resulting from impairment charge 0 0 0 (14,056) Less: Management Company gain on sale of real estate, net 0 0 0 (8,400) Less: Minority interest portion of depreciation and amortization (695) (1,846) (2,661) (5,675) Less: Preferred distributions and dividends (18,518) (18,518) (55,553) (57,023) FFO of the Simon Portfolio $237,547 $236,171 $707,852 $617,593 FFO of the Simon Portfolio $237,547 $236,171 $707,852 $617,593 FFO Allocable to the LP Unitholders (58,202) (60,725) (173,482) (163,154) Basic FFO Allocable to the Company 179,345 175,446 534,370 454,439 Impact of Series A, B and C Preferred Stock Conversion & Option Exercise (J) 10,407 9,268 29,647 27,972 Diluted FFO Allocable to the Company $189,752 $184,714 $564,017 $482,411 Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 189,165 185,532 188,445 178,013 Effect of Stock Options 895 729 786 678 Impact of Series A Preferred 6.5% Convertible Stock 0 1 0 1,228 Impact of Series B Preferred 6.5% Convertible Stock 12,491 12,491 12,491 12,491 Impact of Series C Cumulative Preferred 7% Convertible Units 1,968 0 1,319 0 Diluted Weighted Average Number of Equivalent Shares 204,519 198,753 203,041 192,410 Basic FFO Per Share: Basic FFO Allocable to the Company $179,345 $175,446 $534,370 $454,439 Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 189,165 185,532 188,445 178,013 Basic FFO per Share $0.95 $0.95 $2.84 $2.55 Percent Increase 0.0% 11.4% Diluted FFO per Share: Diluted FFO Allocable to the Company $189,752 $184,714 $564,017 $482,411 Diluted Weighted Average Number of Equivalent Shares 204,519 198,753 203,041 192,410 Diluted FFO per Share $0.93 $0.93 $2.78 $2.51 Percent Increase 0.0% 10.8% SIMON(A)(B)(C) Combined Balance Sheets Unaudited (In thousands, except as noted) September 30, December 31, 2003 2002 ASSETS: Investment properties, at cost $14,822,113 $14,249,615 Less - accumulated depreciation 2,478,513 2,222,242 12,343,600 12,027,373 Cash and cash equivalents 361,067 397,129 Tenant receivables and accrued revenue, net 275,994 311,361 Notes and advances receivable from Management Company and affiliates -- 75,105 Investment in unconsolidated entities, at equity 1,486,862 1,665,654 Goodwill, net 37,212 37,212 Deferred costs, other assets, and minority interest, net 600,242 390,668 Total assets $15,104,977 $14,904,502 LIABILITIES: Mortgages and other indebtedness $10,000,254 $9,546,081 Accounts payable, accrued expenses and deferred revenue 621,416 624,505 Cash distributions and losses in partnerships and joint ventures, at equity 17,798 13,898 Other liabilities, minority interest and accrued dividends 187,779 228,508 Total liabilities 10,827,247 10,412,992 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES LIMITED PARTNERS' INTEREST IN THE OPERATING PARTNERSHIP 778,745 872,925 LIMITED PARTNERS' PREFERRED INTEREST IN THE OPERATING PARTNERSHIP 150,852 150,852 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CAPITAL STOCK OF SIMON PROPERTY GROUP, INC. (750,000,000 total shares authorized, $.0001 par value, 237,996,000 shares of excess common stock): All series of preferred stock, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 16,829,957 and 16,830,057 issued, and outstanding, respectively. Liquidation value $857,996 and $858,006, respectively. 814,602 814,254 Common stock, $.0001 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 188,096,157 and 184,438,095 issued, respectively 19 18 Class B common stock, $.0001 par value, 12,000,000 shares authorized, 3,200,000 issued and outstanding 1 1 Class C common stock, $.0001 par value, 4,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding -- -- Capital in excess of par value 3,736,234 3,686,161 Accumulated deficit (1,148,359) (961,338) Accumulated other comprehensive income 13,587 (8,109) Unamortized restricted stock award (15,433) (10,736) Common stock held in treasury at cost, 2,098,555 shares (52,518) (52,518) Total shareholders' equity 3,348,133 3,467,733 $15,104,977 $14,904,502 SIMON Joint Venture Statements of Operations Unaudited (In thousands, except as noted) For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2003 2002 2003 2002 REVENUE: Minimum rent $220,789 $205,484 $649,292 $578,084 Overage rent 5,396 5,733 14,390 13,310 Tenant reimbursements 120,047 104,767 338,874 291,518 Other income 51,344 16,109 146,634 35,152 Total revenue 397,576 332,093 1,149,190 918,064 EXPENSES: Property operating 77,904 57,560 214,501 155,368 Depreciation and amortization 67,103 58,928 196,814 170,606 Real estate taxes 34,039 31,560 104,525 92,019 Repairs and maintenance 18,205 18,268 56,852 47,395 Advertising and promotion 10,139 9,264 27,474 23,692 Provision for credit losses 3,394 1,499 9,354 3,920 Other 17,889 8,292 58,364 20,116 Total operating expenses 228,673 185,371 667,884 513,116 OPERATING INCOME 168,903 146,722 481,306 404,948 Interest expense 91,119 88,600 270,988 247,803 Income Before Minority Interest and Unconsolidated Entities 77,784 58,122 210,318 157,145 Income from unconsolidated entities 3,019 (1,667) 7,209 (160) Minority interest (178) (389) (539) (389) Income from Continuing Operations 80,625 56,066 216,988 156,596 Income from discontinued joint venture interests(K) 16 1,065 1,295 15,363 NET INCOME $80,641 $57,131 $218,283 $171,959 Third-party investors' share of Net Income $50,528 $33,232 $128,387 $101,247 Our share of Net Income 30,113 23,899 89,896 70,712 Amortization of Excess Investment 6,098 5,711 18,907 17,203 Income from Unconsolidated Joint Ventures $24,015 $18,188 $70,989 $53,509 SIMON Joint Venture Balance Sheets Unaudited (In thousands, except as noted) September 30, December 31, 2003 2002 ASSETS: Investment properties, at cost $8,826,865 $8,160,065 Less - accumulated depreciation 1,570,167 1,327,751 7,256,698 6,832,314 Cash and cash equivalents 247,050 199,634 Tenant receivables 202,425 199,675 Investment in unconsolidated entities 19,355 6,966 Other assets 207,854 190,561 Total assets $7,933,382 $7,429,150 LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' EQUITY: Mortgages and other notes payable $5,764,397 $5,306,465 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 269,780 289,793 Other liabilities 84,210 66,090 Total liabilities 6,118,387 5,662,348 Preferred units 152,450 125,000 Partners' equity 1,662,545 1,641,802 Total liabilities and partners' equity $7,933,382 $7,429,150 Our Share of: Total assets $3,248,423 $3,123,011 Partners' equity $657,616 $724,511 Add: Excess Investment, net 811,448 831,728 Our net investment in joint ventures $1,469,064 $1,556,239 Mortgages and other notes payable $2,382,622 $2,279,609
Excess Investment represents the unamortized difference of our investment over our share of the equity in the underlying net assets of the partnerships and joint ventures acquired. We amortize excess investment over the life of the related Properties, typically 35 years, and the amortization is included in income from unconsolidated entities.
SIMON(A) Footnotes to Financial Statements Unaudited Notes: (A) On December 31, 2002, Simon Property Group, Inc. merged with its paired share affiliate, SPG Realty Consultants, Inc. The Statements of Operations and Balance Sheets represent the combined, condensed financial statements of Simon Property Group, Inc. and SPG Realty Consultants, Inc. for 2002. (B) The results reflect the acquisition of assets from Rodamco North America N.V. on May 3, 2002. The portfolio acquired by Simon consists primarily of interests in 13 high-quality, highly productive regional malls in the United States. (C) On January 1, 2003, the Company's partnership subsidiary, Simon Property Group, L.P., acquired all of the remaining equity interests of M.S. Management Associates, Inc. ("MSM"). MSM provides management, leasing and other services for certain of the Company's properties. MSM is now a wholly owned consolidated taxable REIT subsidiary ("TRS") of Simon Property Group, L.P. As of January 1, 2003, financial results of MSM are reported on the consolidated method. New line items on the Statements of Operations as a result of the consolidation are: Management fees and other revenue, Home and regional office costs, General and administrative expense, and Income tax expense of taxable REIT subsidiaries. In prior years, a portion of Home and regional office costs and General and administrative expense incurred by MSM was allocated to the consolidated properties and reported as Property operating expense. Effective with the consolidation of MSM, this allocation is eliminated in 2003 and the allocations in 2002 have been reclassified to conform with the current year presentation. Home and regional office costs include salary and benefits, office rent, office expenses and information services expenses incurred in the Company's home office and regional offices. General and administrative expense represents the costs of operating as a public company and includes such items as stock exchange fees, public and investor relations expenses, executive officers' compensation expenses, audit fees, and legal fees. (D) Includes mall and freestanding stores. (E) Based on the standard definition of sales for regional malls adopted by the International Council of Shopping Centers, which includes only mall and freestanding stores. (F) As defined by NAREIT, FFO is consolidated net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding real estate related depreciation and amortization, excluding gains and losses from extraordinary items, excluding gains and losses from the sales of real estate, plus the allocable portion of FFO of unconsolidated joint ventures based upon economic ownership interest, and all determined on a consistent basis in accordance with GAAP. The Company has adopted NAREIT's clarification of the definition of FFO that requires it to include the effects of nonrecurring items not classified as extraordinary, cumulative effect of accounting change or resulting from the sale of depreciable real estate. However, you should understand that FFO does not represent cash flow from operations as defined by GAAP, should not be considered as an alternative to net income determined in accordance with GAAP as a measure of operating performance, and is not an alternative to cash flows as a measure of liquidity. (G) FFO for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2002 have been restated to reflect the Company's losses on debt-related transactions previously reported as extraordinary under GAAP and share of impairment of technology assets, reducing FFO by a net $1.8 million, or $0.01 per share for the quarter, and a net $26.4 million, or $0.10 per share for the nine months. (H) Includes our share of gains on land sales of $2.9 million and $11.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2003 and 2002, respectively, and $23.7 million and $28.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2003 and 2002, respectively. (I) Includes our share of straight-line adjustments to minimum rent of $0.6 million and $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2003 and 2002, respectively, and $4.5 million and $6.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2003 and 2002, respectively. (J) Includes dividends of Series A, B and C Preferred Stock allocable to the Company as well as increased allocation of FFO to the Company as a result of assumed increase in the number of common shares outstanding. The Series A shares impacted only the 2002 results as they were converted during 2002. (K) Discontinued Joint Venture Interests represent those partnership interests that have been sold or consolidated. Consolidation occurs when the Company acquires an additional ownership interest in a joint venture and has, as a result, gained control of the joint venture. These interests have been separated from operational interests to present comparative results of operations for those joint ventures held as of September 30, 2003.
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