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BioMed Realty Trust Reports Third Quarter 2009 Operating and Financial Results
SAN DIEGO, Oct 28, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR), a real estate investment trust focused on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry(R), today announced operating and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

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Highlights:

  • Increased total revenues for the third quarter to $93.0 million, up 15.1% from $80.8 million for the same period in 2008.
  • Generated funds from operations (FFO) for the quarter of $0.35 per diluted share, or $35.8 million.
  • Delivered a build-to-suit development of an approximately 230,000 square foot corporate headquarters and research facility at The Landmark at Eastview campus in Tarrytown, New York for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Executed eleven leasing transactions during the quarter, representing approximately 272,000 square feet:
  • Eight new leases totaling approximately 229,000 square feet, including leases with Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Momentive Performance Materials USA Inc., encompassing approximately 92,000 and 64,000 square feet, respectively, at The Landmark at Eastview campus; and
  • Three leases totaling approximately 43,000 square feet amended to extend their terms.
  • Repaid approximately $44.0 million of mortgage debt prior to its scheduled maturity, resulting in a lower aggregate borrowing cost. The company's debt to total assets ratio decreased to 40.9% at September 30, 2009.
  • Implemented equity distribution agreements in which the company may offer and sell shares of its common stock over time having aggregate gross proceeds of up to $120.0 million.

Commenting on BioMed's third quarter results, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan D. Gold said, "Our asset class continues to demonstrate the strength and stability that make the investment opportunities so appealing. I am particularly pleased that the disciplined approach to managing our business and our properties is allowing us to reap rewards. Our delivery of two new buildings to Regeneron in the third quarter, combined with today's announcement regarding the lease with the Broad Institute, serves as further testimony to the quality of our life science property portfolio and the expertise of our team that continues to excel in an otherwise challenging environment."

Mr. Gold added, "The third quarter was positive for the life science industry, as capital availability from follow-on equity offerings and partnership transactions continued at a very robust pace. BioMed is very well-positioned to continue executing on our core business strategy and capitalizing on future opportunities as a result of the long-term demand drivers and sustained funding of the life science industry."

Third Quarter 2009 Operating and Financial Results

Rental revenues for the quarter were $68.5 million, compared to $59.4 million for the same period in 2008, an increase of 15.3%. Total revenues for the quarter were $93.0 million, compared to $80.8 million for the same period in 2008, an increase of 15.1%. The revenue increases resulted primarily from increased rents associated with successful leasing activity in 2008 and 2009 and the delivery of properties from the company's development pipeline.

The same property portfolio was 90.9% leased as of September 30, 2009. Same property net operating income on a cash basis decreased 1.4% for the quarter compared to the same period in 2008, primarily as a result of negotiated lease terminations that had the effect of accelerating cash rent collection recognized as other income, which is not included in the company's calculation of same property cash NOI results. Excluding four properties for which lease terminations had the effect of recognizing $10.2 million of other income in the previous four quarters, same property net operating income on a cash basis increased 3.5% primarily as a result of scheduled rent escalations.

Net income available to common stockholders for the quarter was $4.1 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to $12.4 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the same period in 2008.

FFO for the quarter was $35.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to $35.0 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the same period in 2008. FFO increased year-over-year primarily due to higher rental revenues, partially offset by higher interest expense resulting from the previously announced refinancing of the Center for Life Science | Boston construction loan in the second quarter of 2009 and lower capitalized interest due to continued deliveries of development and redevelopment properties into service. The effect of lease terminations increased third quarter FFO by approximately $4.2 million, which was partially offset by approximately $900,000 related to the company's pro-rata portion of litigation reserves of the company's joint venture investments. The net effect of these items was an increase in FFO of approximately $3.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.

FFO is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure used in the real estate industry to measure and compare the operating performance of real estate companies. A complete reconciliation containing adjustments from GAAP net income available to common stockholders to FFO and a definition of FFO are included at the end of this release.

Financial information for the current and, where applicable, prior periods has been presented to reflect the application of new accounting guidance on noncontrolling interests, convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion, and share-based payment transactions that are participating securities adopted by the company effective January 1, 2009.

Financing Activity

During the quarter, the company repaid $44.0 million in mortgages, which were scheduled to mature in January 2010, with proceeds from the company's unsecured line of credit and utilized cash flow from operations, in part, to pay down the amounts outstanding under the company's unsecured line of credit. The net effect of this financing activity reduced the company's consolidated indebtedness to $1.346 billion, down from $1.363 billion at the end of the previous quarter and down from $1.538 billion as of September 30, 2008.

At September 30, 2009, the company's debt to total assets ratio was 40.9%, the lowest level for this measure since September 30, 2006, with approximately 87.3% of the company's consolidated debt bearing interest at fixed rates or subject to interest rate hedges. The company's consolidated debt as of September 30, 2009 included $321.1 million in outstanding borrowings under the company's $600 million unsecured line of credit, with a weighted-average effective interest rate of 1.35% at quarter end.

On September 4, 2009, BioMed entered into equity distribution agreements with three sales agents under which the company may offer and sell shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $120.0 million over time. As of September 30, 2009, no shares had been issued under any of the equity distribution agreements.

Portfolio Update

During the quarter ended September 30, 2009, the company executed eleven leasing transactions, representing approximately 272,000 square feet, including eight new leases totaling approximately 229,000 square feet. Three leases, totaling approximately 43,000 square feet, were amended to extend their terms. During the quarter, the company terminated leases totaling approximately 276,000 square feet.

As of September 30, 2009, BioMed owned or had interests in 69 properties with 114 buildings, located predominantly in the major U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey. As of September 30, 2009, the company's operating portfolio was approximately 76% leased to 126 tenants.

The company's portfolio included the following as of September 30, 2009:


                                                 Rentable
                                                  Square
                                                   Feet
                                                 --------
    Operating portfolio                        10,085,481
    Redevelopment properties                      154,341
    Development properties                        280,000
                                                  -------
    Total portfolio                            10,519,822
                                               ----------

    Land parcels                                1,352,000
                                                ---------
    Total proforma portfolio                   11,871,822
                                               ==========

Earnings Guidance

Based on the results of the third quarter, the company has revised its 2009 earnings guidance. The company's revised 2009 guidance for net income per diluted share is based on a weighted average share count of 101,290,000 for the fourth quarter of 2009 and a weighted average share count of 94,924,000 for the full year 2009. The revised 2009 guidance for FFO per diluted share, which assumes FFO per diluted share in the fourth quarter of approximately $0.29 to $0.31, is set forth and reconciled on an annual basis below.



                                                                2009
                                                             (Low - High)
        Projected net income per diluted share
         available to common stockholders                   $0.48 - $0.50
            Add:
          Noncontrolling interests in operating partnership    $0.02
          Real estate depreciation and amortization            $1.16
          Projected FFO per diluted share (1)               $1.66 - $1.68

    (1) Utilizes the full year weighted average share count.



    The company's initial 2010 guidance for net income per diluted share
    and FFO per diluted share is set forth and reconciled below.


                                                                 2010
                                                              (Low - High)
        Projected net income per diluted share available
         to common stockholders                              $0.23 - $0.33
            Add:
          Noncontrolling interests in operating partnership      $0.01
          Real estate depreciation and amortization              $1.01
          Projected FFO per diluted share                    $1.25 - $1.35

Consistent with the 2009 guidance, the company's 2010 guidance does not include the impact of potential future development and acquisition activities.

The foregoing estimates are forward-looking and reflect management's view of current and future market conditions, including certain assumptions with respect to leasing activity, rental rates, occupancy levels, financing transactions, interest rates, and the amount and timing of development and redevelopment activities. The company's actual results may differ materially from these estimates.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental operating and financial data, as well as the updated Investor Presentation, are available in the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.biomedrealty.com.

Teleconference and Webcast

BioMed Realty Trust will conduct a conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Thursday, October 29, 2009 to discuss the company's financial results and operations for the quarter. The call will be open to all interested investors either through a live web cast at the Investor Relations section of the company's web site at www.biomedrealty.com and at www.earnings.com, which will include an online slide presentation to accompany the call, or live by calling 866.730.5763 (domestic) or 857.350.1587 (international) with call ID number 77837912. The complete webcast will be archived for 30 days on both web sites. A telephone playback of the conference call will also be available from 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 29, 2009 until midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 by calling 888.286.8010 (domestic) or 617.801.6888 (international) and using access code 45309153.

About BioMed Realty Trust

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry(R). The company's tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. BioMed owns or has interests in 69 properties, representing 114 buildings with approximately 10.5 million rentable square feet. The company's properties are located predominantly in the major U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey, which have well-established reputations as centers for scientific research. Additional information is available at www.biomedrealty.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: general risks affecting the real estate industry (including, without limitation, the inability to enter into or renew leases, dependence on tenants' financial condition, and competition from other developers, owners and operators of real estate); adverse economic or real estate developments in the life science industry or the company's target markets; risks associated with the availability and terms of financing, the use of debt to fund acquisitions and developments, and the ability to refinance indebtedness as it comes due; failure to manage effectively the company's growth and expansion into new markets, or to complete or integrate acquisitions and developments successfully; risks and uncertainties affecting property development and construction; risks associated with downturns in the national and local economies, increases in interest rates, and volatility in the securities markets; potential liability for uninsured losses and environmental contamination; risks associated with the company's potential failure to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and possible adverse changes in tax and environmental laws; and risks associated with the company's dependence on key personnel whose continued service is not guaranteed. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



                             (Financial Tables Follow)



                            BIOMED REALTY TRUST, INC.

                           CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                         (In thousands, except share data)

                                               September 30,    December 31,
                                                   2009            2008
                                              ---------------  -------------
                                                (Unaudited)
                                 ASSETS
    Investments in real estate, net              $2,978,701     $2,960,429
    Investments in unconsolidated
     partnerships                                    47,747         18,173
    Cash and cash equivalents                        30,279         21,422
    Restricted cash                                  15,974          7,877
    Accounts receivable, net                          5,482          9,417
    Accrued straight-line rents, net                 75,489         58,138
    Acquired above-market leases, net                 3,368          4,329
    Deferred leasing costs, net                      85,926        101,519
    Deferred loan costs, net                          7,794          9,754
    Other assets                                     43,051         38,256
                                                     ------         ------
        Total assets                             $3,293,811     $3,229,314
                                                 ==========     ==========
                         LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
    Mortgage notes payable, net                    $671,693       $353,161
    Secured construction loan                             -        507,128
    Secured term loan                               250,000        250,000
    Exchangeable senior notes, net                  103,524        122,043
    Unsecured line of credit                        321,124        108,767
    Security deposits                                 7,187          7,623
    Dividends and distributions payable              15,383         32,445
    Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and
     other liabilities                               71,389         66,821
    Derivative instruments                           15,948        126,091
    Acquired below-market leases, net                12,344         17,286
                                                     ------         ------
      Total liabilities                           1,468,592      1,591,365
    Equity:
    Stockholders' equity:
      Preferred stock, $.01 par value,
       15,000,000 shares authorized: 7.375%
       Series A cumulative redeemable
       preferred stock, $230,000,000
       liquidation preference ($25.00 per
       share), 9,200,000 shares issued and
       outstanding at September 30, 2009 and
       December 31, 2008                            222,413        222,413
      Common stock, $.01 par value,
       150,000,000 and 100,000,000 shares
       authorized, 98,203,176 and 80,757,421
       shares issued and outstanding at
       September 30, 2009 and December 31,
       2008, respectively                               982            808
    Additional paid-in capital                    1,833,898      1,661,009
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss            (88,894)      (112,126)
    Dividends in excess of earnings                (154,045)      (146,536)
                                                  ---------      ---------
      Total stockholders' equity                  1,814,354      1,625,568
    Noncontrolling interests                         10,865         12,381
                                                     ------         ------
      Total equity                                1,825,219      1,637,949
                                                  ---------      ---------
        Total liabilities and equity             $3,293,811     $3,229,314
                                                 ==========     ==========

    Financial information for the current and, where applicable, prior
    periods has been presented to reflect the application of new accounting
    guidance on noncontrolling interests, convertible debt instruments that
    may be settled in cash upon conversion, and share-based payment
    transactions that are participating securities adopted by the company
    effective January 1, 2009.



                             BIOMED REALTY TRUST, INC.

                        CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                        (In thousands, except share data)
                                    (Unaudited)

                             For the Three Months       For the Nine Months
                              Ended September 30,       Ended September 30,
                              -------------------       -------------------
                                2009         2008        2009        2008
                                ----         ----        ----        ----
                                           (Revised)               (Revised)
    Revenues:
      Rental                   $68,472      $59,381    $202,608    $163,946
      Tenant recoveries         19,240       20,911      57,510      53,297
      Other income               5,251          519      12,876       1,697
                                 -----          ---      ------       -----
        Total revenues          92,963       80,811     272,994     218,940
                                ------       ------     -------     -------
    Expenses:
      Rental operations         18,726       17,027      55,539      44,345
      Real estate taxes          8,233        6,763      23,079      16,948
      Depreciation and
       amortization             30,953       21,506      82,767      58,525
      General and
       administrative            5,956        4,589      16,363      16,428
                                 -----        -----      ------      ------
        Total expenses          63,868       49,885     177,748     136,246
                                ------       ------     -------     -------
        Income from operations  29,095       30,926      95,246      82,694
      Equity in net loss of
       unconsolidated
       partnerships             (1,118)        (208)     (1,884)       (338)
      Interest income               62          110         226         370
      Interest expense         (19,614)     (12,855)    (44,567)    (29,036)
      (Loss)/gain on
       derivative
       instruments                 (14)        (726)        289        (726)
      Gain on extinguishment
       of debt                       -            -       6,152           -
                                   ---          ---       -----         ---
        Net income               8,411       17,247      55,462      52,964
      Net income
       attributable to
       noncontrolling
       interests                  (108)        (570)     (1,458)     (1,771)
                                 -----        -----     -------     -------
        Net income
         attributable to
         Company                 8,303       16,677      54,004      51,193
                                 -----       ------      ------      ------
      Preferred stock
       dividends                (4,241)      (4,241)    (12,722)    (12,722)
                               -------      -------    --------    --------
         Net income available
          to common
          stockholders          $4,062      $12,436     $41,282     $38,471
                                ======      =======     =======     =======

    Net income per share
     available to common
     stockholders:
      Basic and diluted
       earnings per share        $0.04        $0.17       $0.46       $0.55
                                 =====        =====       =====       =====

    Weighted-average
     common shares
     outstanding:
      Basic                 97,315,601   71,513,333  88,754,885  68,995,174
                            ==========   ==========  ==========  ==========
      Diluted              101,289,458   75,223,818  92,863,088  72,696,043
                           ===========   ==========  ==========  ==========

    Financial information for the current and, where applicable, prior
    periods has been presented to reflect the application of new accounting
    guidance on noncontrolling interests, convertible debt instruments that
    may be settled in cash upon conversion, and share-based payment
    transactions that are participating securities adopted by the company
    effective January 1, 2009.



                             BIOMED REALTY TRUST, INC.

                              FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS
                        (In thousands, except share data)
                                   (Unaudited)

                                 Three Months Ended        Nine Months Ended
                                   September 30,             September 30,
                                   -------------             -------------
                                  2009        2008        2009         2008
                                  ----        ----        ----         ----
                                           (Revised)                (Revised)
    Net income available
     to common
     stockholders                $4,062     $12,436     $41,282      $38,471
    Adjustments:
      Noncontrolling
       interests in
       operating
       partnership                  122         559       1,502        1,767
      Depreciation and
       amortization -
       minority interest on
       consolidated joint
       ventures                     (20)         (8)        (58)         (25)
      Depreciation and
       amortization - real
       estate only               30,953      21,506      82,767       58,525
      Depreciation and
       amortization - joint
       ventures share               662         524       1,986        1,425
                                    ---         ---       -----        -----
    Funds from operations
     available to common
     shares and Units           $35,779     $35,017    $127,479     $100,163
                                =======     =======    ========     ========
    Funds from operations
     per share - diluted          $0.35       $0.47       $1.37        $1.38
                                  =====       =====       =====        =====
    Weighted-average
     common shares and
     Units outstanding -
     diluted                101,289,458  75,223,818  92,863,088   72,696,043
                            ===========  ==========  ==========   ==========

Financial information for the current and, where applicable, prior periods has been presented to reflect the application of new accounting guidance on noncontrolling interests, convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion, and share-based payment transactions that are participating securities adopted by the company effective January 1, 2009.

We present funds from operations, or FFO, available to common shares and partnership and LTIP units because we consider it an important supplemental measure of our operating performance and believe it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of REITs, many of which present FFO when reporting their results. FFO is intended to exclude GAAP historical cost depreciation and amortization of real estate and related assets, which assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes ratably over time. Historically, however, real estate values have risen or fallen with market conditions. Because FFO excludes depreciation and amortization unique to real estate, gains and losses from property dispositions and extraordinary items, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, operating costs, development activities and interest costs, providing perspective not immediately apparent from net income. We compute FFO in accordance with standards established by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, in its March 1995 White Paper (as amended in November 1999 and April 2002). As defined by NAREIT, FFO represents net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of property, plus real estate related depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of loan origination costs) and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Our computation may differ from the methodology for calculating FFO utilized by other equity REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to such other REITs. Further, FFO does not represent amounts available for management's discretionary use because of needed capital replacement or expansion, debt service obligations, or other commitments and uncertainties. FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance or to cash flow from operating activities (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to pay dividends or make distributions.

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