|Simon Property Group Announces First Quarter Results and Quarterly Dividends|
INDIANAPOLIS, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "Simon") (NYSE: SPG) today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007:
-- Funds from operations ("FFO") of the Simon portfolio for the quarter increased 9.3% to $392.4 million from $358.9 million in the first quarter of 2006. On a diluted per share basis the increase was 8.7% to $1.37 from $1.26 in 2006. -- Net income available to common stockholders for the quarter decreased 5.4% to $98.4 million from $104.0 million in the first quarter of 2006. On a diluted per share basis the decrease was 6.4% to $0.44 from $0.47 in 2006. The decrease in net income is primarily the result of gains recognized in 2006 on the sale of interests in unconsolidated entities. Gains from real estate transactions do not impact FFO. U.S. Portfolio Statistics As of As of March 31, 2007 March 31, 2006 Change Occupancy Regional Malls(1) 91.8% 91.6% 20 basis point increase Premium Outlet(R) Centers(2) 99.1% 99.3% 20 basis point decrease Community/Lifestyle Centers(2) 93.1% 90.3% 280 basis point increase Comparable Sales per Sq. Ft. Regional Malls(3) $487 $461 5.6% increase Premium Outlet Centers(2) $485 $444 9.2% increase Average Rent per Sq. Ft. Regional Malls(1) $36.18 $34.83 3.9% increase Premium Outlet Centers(2) $24.84 $23.85 4.1% increase Community/Lifestyle Centers(2) $11.94 $11.47 4.1% increase (1) For mall and freestanding stores. (2) For all owned gross leasable area (GLA). (3) For mall and freestanding stores with less than 10,000 square feet. Dividends
Today the Company announced a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.84 per share. This dividend will be paid on May 31, 2007 to stockholders of record on May 17, 2007.
The Company also declared dividends on its three outstanding public issues of preferred stock:
-- 7.89% Series G Cumulative Preferred (NYSE: SPGPrG) dividend of $0.98625 per share is payable on June 29, 2007 to stockholders of record on June 15, 2007. -- 6% Series I Convertible Perpetual Preferred (NYSE: SPGPrI) dividend of $0.75 per share is payable on May 31, 2007 to stockholders of record on May 17, 2007. -- 8 3/8% Series J Cumulative Redeemable Preferred (NYSE: SPGPrJ) dividend of $1.046875 per share is payable on June 29, 2007 to stockholders of record on June 15, 2007. U.S. Development Activity
On March 9th, the Company opened The Domain, an open-air town center which combines 700,000 square feet of luxury fashion, retail and restaurant space; 75,000 square feet of Class A office space; and 390 high-end apartments in Austin, Texas.
The Domain is anchored by Macy's and the first Neiman Marcus in central Texas. Of The Domain's 75 retailers, more than 30 high-end retailers and restaurants make their Austin-area debuts at the property. Stores range from innovative home decor retailers such as Z Gallerie to fashion retailers Lilly Pulitzer and Juicy Couture. Other exclusive retailers include Tiffany, Intermix and Louis Vuitton. New restaurants include Kona Grill, North, Daily Grill, Jasper's, Joe DiMaggio's Italian Chophouse, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and California Pizza Kitchen.
On March 15th, the Company announced the start of construction on Houston Premium Outlets. This 430,000 square-foot outlet center will bring upscale outlet shopping to the Houston market. The 75 acre property is located in northwest Houston off of U.S. Highway 290 between Mason Road and Fairfield Drive in Cypress, Texas. The center will be a single-level, village-style project with a Southwest architectural theme. Houston Premium Outlets will house 120 outlet stores and will feature high-quality designer and name brands serving the area's permanent population as well as visitors to the area.
The Company continues construction on: -- The Village at SouthPark - a mixed-use project comprised of residential and retail components located adjacent to Simon's highly successful SouthPark in Charlotte, North Carolina. Crate & Barrel opened in November of 2006, with the remaining retail and the residential component of 150 luxury apartments scheduled to open this summer. -- Palms Crossing - a community center in McAllen, Texas. The 385,000 square foot first phase of the center is scheduled to open in November of 2007. -- Philadelphia Premium Outlets - a 430,000 square foot upscale manufacturers' outlet center located in Limerick, Pennsylvania, 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The center is scheduled to open in November of 2007. -- Hamilton Town Center - a 950,000 square foot open-air retail center located in Noblesville, Indiana. The center is scheduled to open in May of 2008. -- Pier Park - a 920,000 square foot community/lifestyle center located in Panama City Beach, Florida. Target has already opened at the center and a 16-screen theater is scheduled to open in May of 2007. The remainder of the project is scheduled to open in March of 2008. International Activity
On April 4th, GCI (the Italian joint venture in which the Company owns a 49% interest) acquired the remaining 60% interest in the venture's shopping center in Giugliano (a suburb of Naples).
On April 17th, the Company's Simon Ivanhoe joint venture signed a definitive agreement to sell five non-core assets in Poland. Proceeds are expected to approximate 183 million euros, net of debt and transaction costs. The transaction is expected to close within the next 60 days, after customary regulatory approvals are obtained.
Development Projects: -- Construction continues on four shopping center projects in Italy, fully or partially owned by GCI. Three of the shopping centers are expected to open in 2007 and are located in Cinisello (Milan), Nola (Naples) and Porta di Roma (Rome). Our project in Argine (Naples) is scheduled to open in 2008. -- Yeoju Premium Outlets is a 253,000 square foot upscale outlet center that will serve the greater Seoul, South Korea market. The Company owns 50% of this project, which is scheduled to open on June 1, 2007. -- Construction continues on the Company's sixth Premium Outlet in Japan - Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets - located in the Kobe/Osaka market, 22 miles north of downtown Kobe. The Company owns 40% of this project, which is scheduled to open in July of 2007. -- Construction also continues on four projects in China located in Changshu, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Zhengzhou. The centers range in size from 300,000 to 720,000 square feet and will be anchored by Wal-Mart. 2008 openings are scheduled for Changshu, Hangzhou and Zhengzhou, followed by an anticipated early 2009 opening for Suzhou. Simon owns 32.5% of these projects through its partnership with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund and Shenzhen International Trust and Investment Company CP. Acquisition Activity
On March 1st, the Company acquired the remaining 40% ownership interest in University Park Mall and University Center. University Park Mall is an 819,000 square foot regional mall located in Mishawaka, Indiana, anchored by Macy's, JCPenney and Sears. The mall is 94% occupied and generates sales of approximately $400 per square foot. University Center is a 150,000 square foot community center located adjacent to the mall.
The Mills Corporation
On March 29th, the Company announced the successful completion of the $25.25 per share cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of The Mills Corporation (NYSE: MLS) ("The Mills") by SPG-FCM Ventures, LLC, a joint venture between an entity owned by Simon and funds managed by Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. On April 3rd, the acquisition of The Mills by SPG- FCM Ventures, LLC was completed by means of a merger of a subsidiary of SPG- FCM Ventures and The Mills.
As of March 31st, the Company and its partner had each invested $475 million to acquire 75.38% of The Mills' common equity. The Company and its partner will each invest an additional $175 million during the second quarter to acquire the remaining equity of The Mills. The Company provided a $1.187 billion mezzanine loan to The Mills that bears interest at LIBOR plus 270 basis points, and also funded a $286 million loan to SPG-FCM Ventures, LLC. The Mills portfolio of 40 assets consists primarily of two distinctive types of assets -- regional malls and Mills properties. A Mills property typically comprises over one million square feet of gross leasable area with a combination of traditional mall, outlet center and big box retailers and entertainment uses, all focused on delivering value for the consumer.
Today the Company increased its guidance for 2007. The Company expects diluted FFO to be within a range of $5.75 to $5.85 per share for the year ending December 31, 2007, and diluted net income available to common stockholders to be within a range of $1.87 to $1.97 per share.
The following table provides the reconciliation of the range of estimated diluted net income available to common stockholders per share to estimated diluted FFO per share.
For the year ending December 31, 2007 Low High End End Estimated diluted net income available to common stockholders per share $1.87 $1.97 Depreciation and amortization including our share of joint ventures 3.99 3.99 Impact of additional dilutive securities (0.11) (0.11) Estimated diluted FFO per share $5.75 $5.85 Conference Call
The Company will provide an online simulcast of its quarterly conference call at http://www.simon.com (Investor Relations section), http://www.earnings.com, and http://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 Daylight Time today, April 27, 2007. An online replay will be available for approximately 90 days at http://www.simon.com, http://www.earnings.com and http://www.streetevents.com. A fully searchable podcast of the conference call will also be available at http://www.REITcafe.com shortly after completion of the call.
The Company will publish a supplemental information package which will be available at http://www.simon.com in the Investor Relations section, Financial Information tab. It will also be furnished to the SEC as part of a current report on Form 8-K. If you wish to receive a copy via mail or email, please call 800-461-3439.
Certain statements made in this press release may be deemed "forward- looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained, and it is possible that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to meet debt service requirements, the availability of financing, changes in the Company's credit rating, changes in market rates of interest and foreign exchange rates for foreign currencies, the ability to hedge interest rate risk, risks associated with the acquisition, development and expansion of properties, general risks related to retail real estate, the liquidity of real estate investments, environmental liabilities, international, national, regional and local economic climates, changes in market rental rates, trends in the retail industry, relationships with anchor tenants, the inability to collect rent due to the bankruptcy or insolvency of tenants or otherwise, risks relating to joint venture properties, costs of common area maintenance, competitive market forces, risks related to international activities, insurance costs and coverage, impact of terrorist activities, inflation and maintenance of REIT status. The Company discusses these and other risks and uncertainties under the heading "Risk Factors" in its annual and quarterly periodic reports filed with the SEC that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements that the Company makes. The Company may update that discussion in its periodic reports, but otherwise the Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.
Funds from Operations ("FFO")
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 ("REITs") and provides a relevant basis for comparison among REITs. The Company determines FFO in accordance with the definition set forth by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT").
About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc., an S&P 500 company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, development and management of retail real estate, primarily regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers(R) and community/lifestyle centers. The Company's current total market capitalization is approximately $56 billion. Through its subsidiary partnership, it currently owns or has an interest in 323 properties in the United States containing an aggregate of 244 million square feet of gross leasable area in 41 states plus Puerto Rico. Simon also owns interests in 53 European shopping centers in France, Italy, and Poland; 5 Premium Outlet Centers in Japan; and one Premium Outlet Center in Mexico. Additional Simon Property Group information is available at http://www.simon.com. Simon Property Group, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG.
SIMON Consolidated Statements of Operations Unaudited (In thousands) For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 2006 REVENUE: Minimum rent $510,865 $488,088 Overage rent 17,892 16,059 Tenant reimbursements 230,613 221,035 Management fees and other revenues 20,875 20,169 Other income 71,896 42,298 Total revenue 852,141 787,649 EXPENSES: Property operating 109,227 105,947 Depreciation and amortization 215,271 209,447 Real estate taxes 79,182 81,805 Repairs and maintenance 29,007 25,955 Advertising and promotion 18,884 17,402 Provision for (recovery of) credit losses 542 (6) Home and regional office costs 33,699 30,336 General and administrative 3,899 4,493 Other 13,464 13,066 Total operating expenses 503,175 488,445 OPERATING INCOME 348,966 299,204 Interest expense (222,478) (204,072) Minority interest in income of consolidated entities (2,910) (925) Income tax expense of taxable REIT subsidiaries (1,285) (1,639) Income from unconsolidated entities, net 21,773 29,923 Gain on sale of interests in unconsolidated entities, net - 34,350 Limited partners' interest in the Operating Partnership (25,878) (27,588) Preferred distributions of the Operating Partnership (5,239) (6,826) Income from continuing operations 112,949 122,427 Discontinued operations, net of Limited Partners' interest (162) 191 Loss on sale of discontinued operations, net of Limited Partners' interest - (28) NET INCOME 112,787 122,590 Preferred dividends (14,406) (18,573) NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS $98,381 $104,017 SIMON Per Share Data Unaudited For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 2006 Basic Earnings Per Common Share: Income from continuing operations $0.44 $0.47 Discontinued operations - results of operations and gain on sale, net - - Net income available to common stockholders $0.44 $0.47 Percentage Change -6.4% Diluted Earnings Per Common Share: Income from continuing operations $0.44 $0.47 Discontinued operations - results of operations and gain on sale, net - - Net income available to common stockholders $0.44 $0.47 Percentage Change -6.4% SIMON Consolidated Balance Sheets Unaudited (In thousands, except as noted) March 31, December 31, 2007 2006 ASSETS: Investment properties, at cost $23,400,940 $22,863,963 Less - accumulated depreciation 4,800,439 4,606,130 18,600,501 18,257,833 Cash and cash equivalents 339,953 929,360 Tenant receivables and accrued revenue, net 339,341 380,128 Investment in unconsolidated entities, at equity 1,874,255 1,526,235 Deferred costs and other assets 1,116,000 990,899 Notes receivable from related parties 1,473,540 - Total assets $23,743,590 $22,084,455 LIABILITIES: Mortgages and other indebtedness $17,152,418 $15,394,489 Accounts payable, accrued expenses, intangibles, and deferred revenue 1,082,809 1,109,190 Cash distributions and losses in partnerships and joint ventures, at equity 250,737 227,588 Other liabilities, minority interest and accrued dividends 185,072 178,250 Total liabilities 18,671,036 16,909,517 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES LIMITED PARTNERS' INTEREST IN THE OPERATING PARTNERSHIP 808,663 837,836 LIMITED PARTNERS' PREFERRED INTEREST IN THE OPERATING PARTNERSHIP 312,574 357,460 STOCKHOLDERS' 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, 17,842,594 and 17,578,701 issued and outstanding, respectively, and with liquidation values of $892,130 and $878,935, respectively 898,119 884,620 Common stock, $.0001 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 227,507,320 and 225,797,566 issued and outstanding, respectively 23 23 Class B common stock, $.0001 par value, 12,000,000 shares authorized, 8,000 issued and outstanding - - Class C common stock, $.0001 par value, 4,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding - - Capital in excess of par value 5,029,030 5,010,256 Accumulated deficit (1,829,520) (1,740,897) Accumulated other comprehensive income 18,790 19,239 Common stock held in treasury at cost, 4,132,224 and 4,378,495 shares, respectively (165,125) (193,599) Total stockholders' equity 3,951,317 3,979,642 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $23,743,590 $22,084,455 SIMON Joint Venture Statements of Operations Unaudited (In thousands) For the Three Months Ended March 31, STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 2007 2006 Revenue: Minimum rent $277,972 $257,703 Overage rent 17,341 14,159 Tenant reimbursements 135,283 125,558 Other income 41,745 32,098 Total revenue 472,341 429,518 Operating Expenses: Property operating 89,151 85,767 Depreciation and amortization 84,083 73,136 Real estate taxes 35,111 33,342 Repairs and maintenance 23,214 20,680 Advertising and promotion 8,102 6,929 Provision for credit losses 165 431 Other 25,763 23,755 Total operating expenses 265,589 244,040 Operating Income 206,752 185,478 Interest expense (111,239) (103,776) Loss from unconsolidated entities (84) - (Loss) gain on sale of assets (4,759) 94 Income from Continuing Operations 90,670 81,796 Income from consolidated joint venture interests (A) - 110 (C) Income from discontinued joint venture interests (A) 17 (B) 327 (B) Loss on disposal or sale of discontinued operations, net - (447) Net Income $90,687 $81,786 Third-Party Investors' Share of Net Income $54,645 $49,576 Our Share of Net Income 36,042 32,210 Amortization of Excess Investment (14,269) (12,518) Income from Beneficial Interests - 10,231 Income from Unconsolidated Entities, Net $21,773 $29,923 SIMON Joint Venture Balance Sheets Unaudited (In thousands) March 31, December 31, BALANCE SHEETS 2007 2006 Assets: Investment properties, at cost $10,645,934 $10,669,967 Less - accumulated depreciation 2,190,574 2,206,399 8,455,360 8,463,568 Cash and cash equivalents 372,964 354,620 Tenant receivables 229,421 258,185 Investment in unconsolidated entities 170,301 176,400 Deferred costs and other assets 321,864 307,468 Total assets $9,549,910 $9,560,241 Liabilities and Partners' Equity: Mortgages and other indebtedness $8,099,076 $8,055,855 Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and deferred revenue 487,180 513,472 Other liabilities 256,501 255,633 Total liabilities 8,842,757 8,824,960 Preferred units 67,450 67,450 Partners' equity 639,703 667,831 Total liabilities and partners' equity $9,549,910 $9,560,241 Our Share of: Total assets $4,572,229 $4,113,051 Partners' equity $402,005 $380,150 Add: Investment in SPG-FCM Ventures, LLC 421,218 - Add: Excess Investment (D) 800,295 918,497 Our net Investment in Joint Ventures $1,623,518 $1,298,647 Mortgages and other indebtedness $3,449,906 $3,472,228 SIMON Footnotes to Financial Statements Unaudited Notes: (A) Consolidation occurs when the Company acquires an additional ownership interest in a joint venture and, as a result, gains 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 March 31, 2007. Discontinued joint venture interests represent assets and partnership interests that have been sold. (B) Relates to the sale of Great Northeast Plaza, a community center, on April 25, 2006. (C) As a result of the consolidation of Mall of Georgia during the fourth quarter of 2006, we reclassified our share of the pre-consolidation earnings from this property. (D) Excess investment represents the unamortized difference of the Company's investment over equity in the underlying net assets of the partnerships and joint ventures. The Company generally amortizes excess investment over the life of the related properties, typically no greater than 40 years, and the amortization is included in income from unconsolidated entities. SIMON Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO (1) Unaudited (In thousands, except as noted) For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 2006 Net Income(2)(3)(4)(5) $112,787 $122,590 Adjustments to Net Income to Arrive at FFO: Limited partners' interest in the Operating Partnership and preferred distributions of the Operating Partnership 31,117 34,380 Limited partners' interest in discontinued operations (41) 34 Depreciation and amortization from consolidated properties, and discontinued operations 212,488 213,542 Simon's share of depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated entities 55,331 50,132 (Gain) loss on sales of assets and interests in unconsolidated entities and discontinued operations, net of limited partners' interest 2,380 (34,322) Minority interest portion of depreciation and amortization (2,017) (2,100) Preferred distributions and dividends (19,645) (25,399) FFO of the Simon Portfolio $392,400 $358,857 Per Share Reconciliation: Diluted net income available to common stockholders per share $0.44 $0.47 Adjustments to net income to arrive at FFO: Depreciation and amortization from consolidated properties and Simon's share of depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated entities, net of minority interest portion of depreciation and amortization 0.95 0.94 (Gain) loss on sales of assets and interests in unconsolidated entities and discontinued operations, net of limited partners' interest 0.01 (0.12) Impact of additional dilutive securities for FFO per share (0.03) (0.03) Diluted FFO per share $1.37 $1.26 Details for per share calculations: FFO of the Simon Portfolio $392,400 $358,857 Adjustments for dilution calculation: Impact of preferred stock and preferred unit conversions and option exercises (6) 12,816 14,194 Diluted FFO of the Simon Portfolio 405,216 373,051 Diluted FFO allocable to unitholders (80,076) (73,925) Diluted FFO allocable to common stockholders $325,140 $299,126 Basic weighted average shares outstanding 222,443 220,580 Adjustments for dilution calculation: Effect of stock options 857 973 Impact of Series C preferred unit conversion 191 1,061 Impact of Series I preferred unit conversion 2,701 3,268 Impact of Series I preferred stock conversion 11,002 10,835 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 237,194 236,717 Weighted average limited partnership units outstanding 58,415 58,503 Diluted weighted average shares and units outstanding 295,609 295,220 Basic FFO per share $1.40 $1.29 Percent Increase 8.5% Diluted FFO per share $1.37 $1.26 Percent Increase 8.7% SIMON Footnotes to Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO Unaudited Notes: (1) The Company considers FFO a key measure of its operating performance that is not specifically defined by GAAP and believes that FFO is helpful to investors because it is a widely recognized measure of the performance of REITs and provides a relevant basis for comparison among REITs. The Company also uses this measure internally to measure the operating performance of the portfolio. The Company's computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs. 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. (2) Includes the Company's share of gains on land sales of $7.6 million and $6.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. (3) Includes the Company's share of straight-line adjustments to minimum rent of $5.1 million and $3.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. (4) Includes the Company's share of the fair market value of leases from acquisitions of $13.9 million and $17.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. (5) Includes the Company's share of debt premium amortization of $7.0 million and $6.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. (6) Includes dividends and distributions of Series I preferred stock and Series C and Series I preferred units.
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