UMH Properties, Inc. Reports Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

Company Release - 11/1/2018 4:30 PM ET

FREEHOLD, N.J., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) reported Total Income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 of $33,447,000 as compared to $28,685,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, representing an increase of 17%.  Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders amounted to $11,473,000 or $0.31 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 as compared to $5,179,000 or $0.15 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.  This increase was due to the change in fair value of our marketable securities, which are now included in our operating numbers. 

Core Funds from Operations ("Core FFO"), was $7,094,000 or $0.19 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 as compared to $5,322,000 or $0.15 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, representing an increase in Core FFO per diluted share of 27%.  Normalized Funds from Operations ("Normalized FFO") was $7,094,000 or $0.19 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $4,856,000 or $0.14 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, representing an increase in Normalized FFO per diluted share of 36%. 

A summary of significant financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 is as follows:




For the Three Months Ended




September 30,




2018



2017









Total Income

$

33,447,000


$

28,685,000


Total Expenses

$

28,436,000


$

24,705,000


Other Investment Income (Loss), net

$

(10,487,000)


$

466,000


Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders

$

(11,473,000)


$

(5,179,000)


Net Loss Attributable to Common

  Shareholders per Diluted Common Share

 

$

 

(0.31)


 

$

 

(0.15)


Core FFO (1)

$

7,094,000


$

5,322,000


Core FFO (1) per Diluted Common Share 

$

0.19


$

0.15


Normalized FFO (1)

$

7,094,000


$

4,856,000


Normalized FFO (1) per Diluted Common Share

$

0.19


$

0.14


Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


37,151,000



34,102,000

 

 




For the Nine Months Ended




September 30,




2018



2017









Total Income

$

95,342,000


$

83,951,000


Total Expenses

$

81,690,000


$

72,048,000


Other Investment Income (Loss), net

$

(19,742,000)


$

1,518,000


Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders

$

(23,678,000)


$

(6,883,000)


Net Loss Attributable to Common

  Shareholders per Diluted Common Share

 

$

 

(0.65)


 

$

 

(0.21)


Core FFO (1)

$

19,603,000


$

16,909,000


Core FFO (1) per Diluted Common Share 

$

0.53


$

0.52


Normalized FFO (1)

$

20,108,000


$

15,391,000


Normalized FFO (1) per Diluted Common Share

$

0.55


$

0.48


Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


36,543,000



31,918,000

A summary of significant balance sheet information as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 is as follows:


September 30,

2018


December 31,
2017









Gross Real Estate Investments

$  823,496,000


$  764,439,000

Marketable Securities at Fair Value

$  130,932,000


$  132,964,000

Total Assets

$  868,505,000


$  823,881,000

Mortgages Payable, net

$  313,419,000


$  304,895,000

Loans Payable, net

$    87,031,000


$    84,704,000

Total Shareholders' Equity

$  453,114,000


$  421,215,000





Samuel A. Landy, President and CEO, commented on the results of the third quarter of 2018.

"We are pleased to announce that we have made substantial progress on multiple fronts.  During the quarter, we:

  • Increased our per share Core FFO to $0.19, representing a 27% increase over the prior year period;
  • Increased our per share Normalized FFO to $0.19, representing a 36% increase over the prior year period;
  • Increased Rental and Related Income by 11% over the prior year period;
  • Increased Community Net Operating Income ("NOI") by 14% over the prior year period;
  • Improved our Operating Expense ratio by 130 basis points over the prior year period from 47.6% to 46.3%;
  • Increased Same Property NOI by 8% over the prior year period;
  • Increased Same Property Occupancy by 40 basis points over the prior year period from 82.8% to 83.2%;
  • Increased home sales by 67% over the prior year period;
  • Increased our rental home portfolio by 608 homes to approximately 6,200 total rental homes, representing an increase of 11% from yearend 2017;
  • Acquired one community in Indiana containing 134 homesites for a total cost of $3,500,000;
  • Obtained a $13.4 million, 4.27% mortgage;
  • Reduced our weighted average interest rate quarter over quarter on our mortgage debt from 4.3% to 4.2%;
  • Raised $24.2 million year to date through our Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan;
  • Increased our total market capitalization to $1.3 billion, representing an increase of 13% over the prior year period."

Mr. Landy further stated, "UMH is on its way to an excellent 2018.  Our income growth and overall operating metrics have improved.  Demand for housing, especially affordable housing, continues to increase.  Improving demographics, low unemployment rates and rising wages have created additional demand for both sales and rentals. These factors have contributed to our above industry average same property income and NOI growth. We are very well positioned for the future. Our business plan of acquiring communities with vacancy has provided us with a runway to further improve upon our operating numbers We have the ability to grow the company by filling our vacant sites, developing expansion sites and acquiring additional properties."

"During the quarter, we closed on the acquisition of one all-age community located in Indiana for a total purchase price of $3.5 million. This community contains 134 developed home sites of which 60% are currently occupied.  This community is a high-quality asset developed in the year 2000 with additional land for expansion and below market rents.  We continue to execute our growth strategy and currently have an acquisition pipeline totaling $78 million, consisting of 5 properties containing 2,000 sites."

"We look forward to building on the substantial progress we have made thus far."

UMH Properties, Inc. will host its Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call.  Senior management will discuss the results, current market conditions and future outlook on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The Company's 2018 third quarter financial results being released herein will be available on the Company's website at www.umh.reit in the "Financial Information and Filings" section.

To participate in the webcast, select the microphone icon found on the homepage www.umh.reit to access the call.  Interested parties can also participate via conference call by calling toll free 877-513-1898 (domestically) or 412-902-4147 (internationally).

The replay of the conference call will be available at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 2, 2018.  It will be available until February 1, 2019 and can be accessed by dialing toll free 877-344-7529 (domestically) and 412-317-0088 (internationally) and entering the passcode 10124151.  A transcript of the call and the webcast replay will be available at the Company's website, www.umh.reit.  

UMH Properties, Inc., which was organized in 1968, is a public equity REIT that owns and operates 115 manufactured home communities containing approximately 20,700 developed homesites.  These communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan and Maryland.  In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT securities.

Certain statements included in this press release which are not historical facts may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any such forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and involve various risks and uncertainties.  Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company can provide no assurance those expectations will be achieved. The risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from expectations are contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and described from time to time in the Company's other filings with the SEC. 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.

Note:

(1)

Non-GAAP Information:  We assess and measure our overall operating results based upon an industry performance measure referred to as Funds from Operations ("FFO"), which management believes is a useful indicator of our operating performance.  FFO is used by industry analysts and investors as a supplemental operating performance measure of a REIT.  FFO, as defined by The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), represents Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders, as defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"), excluding extraordinary items, as defined under U.S. GAAP, gains or losses from sales of previously depreciated real estate assets, impairment charges related to depreciable real estate assets, plus certain non-cash items such as real estate asset depreciation and amortization.  NAREIT created FFO as a non-U.S. GAAP supplemental measure of REIT operating performance.  We define Core Funds from Operations ("Core FFO") as FFO plus costs of early extinguishment of debt, change in the fair value of marketable securities and costs associated with the redemption of preferred stock.  We define Normalized Funds from Operations ("Normalized FFO") as Core FFO excluding gains and losses realized on marketable securities investments and certain non-recurring charges. We define Community NOI as rental and related income less community operating expenses such as real estate taxes, repairs and maintenance, community salaries, utilities, insurance and other expenses.  FFO, Core FFO and Normalized FFO, as well as Community NOI, should be considered as supplemental measures of operating performance used by REITs.  FFO, Core FFO and Normalized FFO exclude historical cost depreciation as an expense and may facilitate the comparison of REITs which have a different cost basis.  However, other REITs may use different methodologies to calculate FFO, Core FFO, Normalized FFO and Community NOI and, accordingly, our FFO, Core FFO, Normalized FFO and Community NOI may not be comparable to all other REITs.  The items excluded from FFO, Core FFO and Normalized FFO are significant components in understanding the Company's financial performance.




FFO, Core FFO and Normalized FFO (i) do not represent Cash Flow from Operations as defined by U.S. GAAP; (ii) should not be considered as an alternative to net loss as a measure of operating performance or to cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities; and (iii) are not alternatives to cash flow as a measure of liquidity.

 

The reconciliation of the Company's U.S. GAAP net loss to the Company's FFO, Core FFO and Normalized FFO for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 are calculated as follows:




Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended





9/30/18


9/30/17


9/30/18


9/30/17


Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders    


$(11,473,000)


$(5,179,000)


$(23,678,000)


$(6,883,000)


Depreciation Expense


8,052,000

6,980,000


23,410,000


20,260,000


Loss on Sales of Depreciable Assets


28,000

19,000


108,000


30,000


FFO Attributable to Common Shareholders


(3,393,000)


1,820,000


(160,000)


13,407,000


Decrease in Fair Value of Marketable Securities


10,487,000


-0-


19,763,000


-0-


Redemption of Preferred Stock


-0-


3,502,000


-0-


3,502,000


Core FFO Attributable to Common Shareholders


7,094,000


5,322,000


19,603,000


16,909,000


Non-Recurring Other Expense (1)


-0-


-0-


525,000


-0-


Gain on Sales of Marketable Securities, net


-0-


(466,000)


(20,000)


(1,518,000)


Normalized FFO Attributable to Common Shareholders


$7,094,000


$4,856,000


$20,108,000


$15,391,000














(1)

Consists of one-time payroll expenditures.


The diluted weighted shares outstanding used in the calculation of Core FFO per Diluted Common Share and Normalized FFO per Diluted Common Share were 37,674,000 and 36,894,000 shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively, and 34,572,000 and 32,388,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.  Common stock equivalents resulting from stock options in the amount of 523,000 and 352,000 shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively, and 470,000 shares for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, are included in the diluted weighted shares outstanding.  Common stock equivalents were excluded from the computation of the Diluted Net Loss per Share as their effect would be anti-dilutive. 

The following are the cash flows provided (used) by operating, investing and financing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017:



Nine Months Ended



2018


2017


Operating Activities

$24,727,000


$29,183,000


Investing Activities

(87,369,000)


(115,409,000)


Financing Activities

49,524,000


96,943,000

 

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