The Howard Hughes Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

DALLAS--()--The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC):

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Fourth quarter 2013 net income was $44.4 million, excluding the $(33.3) million non-cash warrant loss and $7.5 million non-cash gain relating to an increase in the tax indemnity receivable, an increase of 48.0% compared to the fourth quarter 2012 net income of $30.0 million, excluding the $(22.3) million non-cash warrant loss and $(8.6) million non-cash reduction in the tax indemnity receivable.
  • Master Planned Community (“MPC”) land sales increased 26.4% to $78.7 million for the fourth quarter 2013 compared to $62.3 million for the fourth quarter 2012, resulting primarily from increased land sales at our Summerlin MPC. The Summerlin MPC in Las Vegas increased land sales for the fourth quarter 2013 by 765.5% to $30.3 million compared to $3.5 million for the same period in 2012.
  • Obtained on February 27, 2014, a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop 806 acres at the Bridgeland MPC. We expect to begin delivering new finished lots by mid-2014.
  • Net operating income (“NOI”) for our income-producing Operating Assets increased $3.8 million, or 33.9%, to $15.0 million for the fourth quarter 2013, compared to $11.2 million for the fourth quarter 2012. Fourth quarter 2013 and 2012 results include a $(2.0) million and $(5.6) million negative impact, respectively, from Superstorm Sandy at the South Street Seaport.
  • Pre-leased approximately 46,000 square feet at South Street Seaport to iPic Entertainment, which will be the first luxury movie theater in Manhattan.
  • Presented to the public preliminary plans for a second project at the South Street Seaport. The plans contemplate nearly 700,000 square feet of additional space, including a marina, restoration of the historic Tin Building, replacement of wooden platform pier structures and a mixed-use tower that captures our vision and master plan for transforming the entire South Street Seaport District.
  • Began construction of two Class A office towers in The Woodlands for Exxon Mobil Corporation. The buildings, totaling 647,000 square feet, are being constructed at Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development within The Woodlands. ExxonMobil has pre-leased 478,000 square feet and has an option on the remaining space.
  • Pre-leased 40,000 square feet to Whole Foods Market, Inc. at Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands, a 123,000 square foot retail development. The store is expected to open in 2015.
  • Launched construction of One Lake’s Edge, a 390-unit Class A apartment building located in Hughes Landing which we expect will open in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Entered into a second 50/50 joint venture with Kettler, Inc. to develop a 437-unit Class A apartment building on five acres in Downtown Columbia, MD. We will contribute the land to the joint venture at a $23.4 million valuation, which is approximately 585% of book value.
  • Issued $750.0 million of Senior Notes, raising $739.6 million of net cash proceeds. The notes bear interest at 6.875% and mature October 1, 2021.
  • Sold our Head Acquisition L.P. (Hexalon) investment for cash proceeds of $13.3 million, generating an $8.5 million pre-tax gain.

Full Year Highlights

  • 2013 net income was $109.4 million, excluding the $(182.0) million non-cash warrant loss and $(1.2) million non-cash loss relating to a reduction in the tax indemnity receivable, an increase of 42.1% compared to 2012 net income of $77.0 million, excluding the $(185.0) million non-cash warrant loss and $(20.3) million non-cash loss relating to a reduction in the tax indemnity receivable.
  • Generated $246.0 million in MPC land sales revenue for 2013, a $65.6 million, or 36.4%, increase from $180.4 million in 2012.
  • Summerlin MPC land sales totaled $112.5 million in 2013, an $80.7 million, or 253.4%, increase over $31.8 million in 2012.
  • Increased average price per lot sold at The Woodlands MPC by 52.9% to $156,000, and increased the average price per superpad acre sold at Summerlin MPC by 42.9% to $323,000, compared to 2012.
  • NOI for our income-producing Operating Assets was $53.5 million for 2013, compared to $60.5 million for 2012. NOI for 2013 and 2012 includes $(15.2) million and $(5.6) million negative NOI impact, respectively, from Superstorm Sandy at the South Street Seaport. We expect that substantially all of the lost income caused by the storm will be covered by insurance.
  • Completed two Class A office towers in The Woodlands, 3 Waterway and One Hughes Landing, totaling approximately 429,000 square feet. Both buildings are 98% leased and combined will generate annual NOI of approximately $11.7 million upon stabilization in 2014.
  • Obtained all entitlements and began construction to transform Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport. The Pier will have a vibrant open rooftop and a glass façade encompassing 182,000 square feet of dynamic retail space filled with destination stores, restaurants and neighborhood shops.
  • Began construction of the 1.6 million square foot Shops at Summerlin mixed-use development, part of a planned urban center to be known as Downtown Summerlin. The project will open by in the fourth quarter 2014.
  • Received approval for two market rate and one reserved housing condominium tower at Ward Village and in February 2014, commenced public presales of the two market rate condominium towers. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2014.
  • Commenced redevelopment of the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk in New Orleans, LA. The project is 95% pre-leased and will open in the second quarter 2014.
  • Began the redevelopment of the 89,000 square foot Columbia Regional Building, anchored by Whole Foods Market, Inc. and The Columbia Association, located in Downtown Columbia, MD.
  • Received unanimous approval from the Alexandria City Council for a zoning change for the Landmark Mall. The site will be transformed into an open-air, mixed-use community with retail, residential and entertainment components designed to create an urban village.
  • Sold the One Ala Moana condominium rights to our 50/50 development joint venture for $47.5 million, and closed on $172.0 million in non-recourse financing. The condominium rights had a $22.8 million book value. The expected completion date for the sold out 206-unit project is the fourth quarter 2014.
  • Extended and modified The Woodlands Master Credit Facility to reduce its interest rate to LIBOR plus 2.75%, with no minimum rate, from LIBOR plus 4.00% with a 5.00% minimum rate. The final maturity was extended to August 2018 from March 2015.
  • Closed on $1.5 billion of financings in 2013.
  • Sold Rio West Mall for net cash proceeds of $10.8 million, generating a $0.6 million pre-tax gain.

*Non-recourse debt means that the debt is non-recourse to The Howard Hughes Corporation, but is recourse to the asset securing such debt and/or the subsidiary entity owning such asset.

The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) or (the “Company” or “we”) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013.

For the three months ended December 31, 2013, net income attributable to common stockholders was $18.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share, compared with net loss attributable to common stockholders of $(0.9) million, or $(0.01) per diluted common share for the three months ended December 31, 2012. Fourth quarter 2013 net income attributable to common stockholders includes a $(33.3) million non-cash warrant loss and $7.5 million non-cash gain relating to an increase in the tax indemnity receivable. Excluding these non-cash charges, net income attributable to common stockholders was $44.4 million or $1.04 per diluted common share for the fourth quarter 2013. Excluding the $(22.3) million non-cash warrant loss and $(8.6) million non-cash loss relating to a reduction in the tax indemnity receivable, net income attributable to common stockholders was $30.0 million, or $0.77 per diluted common share for the fourth quarter 2012.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, net loss attributable to common stockholders was $(73.8) million compared with net loss attributable to common stockholders of $(128.3) million for the year ended December 31, 2012. Excluding the $(182.0) million warrant loss and $(1.2) million loss relating to a reduction in the tax indemnity receivable, net income attributable to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2013, was $109.4 million, or $2.57 per diluted common share, compared with net income attributable to common stockholders of $77.0 million, excluding the $(185.0) million warrant loss and $(20.3) million loss relating to a reduction in the tax indemnity receivable, or $2.02 per diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2012.

During the fourth quarter, we completed an offering of $750 million of 6.875% senior notes maturing October 2021. Net proceeds of $739.6 million have been and will be used to fund development activities, acquisitions and for general corporate purposes. The notes contain customary terms and covenants but do not contain financial maintenance covenants and are rated Ba3/B by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s, respectively.

We achieved important milestones and accomplishments for 2013 within each of our three business segments. MPC land sales increased $65.6 million to $246.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013, a 36.4% increase over 2012. The increase in MPC land sales primarily was driven by a resurgence of land sales at the Summerlin MPC. We completed two Class A office properties at The Woodlands that will generate stabilized annual NOI totaling $11.7 million beginning in 2014, compared to $1.9 million of NOI in 2013 because they were in service for a portion of the year. At the South Street Seaport, we obtained entitlements for the 182,000 square foot Pier 17 redevelopment, pre-leased space to iPic Entertainment in the 180,000 square foot historic area, and presented preliminary plans to the public for a proposed second mixed use project encompassing nearly 700,000 square feet. In Hawaii, we and our venture partner began construction on the sold out 206-unit ONE Ala Moana condominium tower.

At Ward Centers, we obtained approval for the first two market rate condominium towers and a reserved housing tower, and substantially completed the transformation of the IBM office building into a world class information center and sales gallery for the entire project. These towers represent the first phase of the redevelopment of the 60-acre property into a world-class urban master planned community called Ward Village. We launched public sales of the market rate towers in February 2014.

We began construction of The Shops at Summerlin, and began redevelopment of Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport and the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. The Shops at Summerlin and the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk will be completed in 2014 and the Pier will be completed in 2016. We began construction on three Class A office buildings totaling 844,000 square feet, including two office buildings being built for Exxon Mobil Corporation, a 390-unit Class A apartment building, a 123,000 square foot retail development anchored by Whole Foods, and a 74,352 village retail center, all at The Woodlands.

David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation, stated, “I am pleased with our accomplishments in 2013. Our Summerlin MPC had a breakout year, more than tripling its lands sales to $112 million from 2012. South Street Seaport and The Shops at Summerlin, two of our most important developments, are under construction. The Shops will be completed before the end of 2014 and will anchor downtown Summerlin. The Houston housing market remains strong which has driven residential lot prices to increase by 66% over 2012 levels. We are also capitalizing on the demand by businesses and families to be in The Woodlands MPC by accelerating commercial development. In Hawaii, presales for our first two market rate condominium towers have been strong and we should begin construction in the middle of this year.”

Mr. Weinreb continued, “I expect the momentum we achieved in 2013 to continue through 2014. Our assets are located in exceptional markets with strong economic fundamentals. Our performance, solid balance sheet and nearly $900 million of unrestricted cash on hand provides for a solid foundation and allows us to capitalize on growth opportunities.”

For a more complete description of the status of our developments, please refer to “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations” beginning on page 44 of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Business Segment Operating Results

For comparative purposes, Master Planned Communities (“MPC”) land sales and net operating income (“NOI”) from our Operating Assets segment are presented in the Supplemental Information contained in this earnings release. For a reconciliation of Operating Assets NOI to Operating Assets real estate property earnings before taxes (“REP EBT”), Operating Assets REP EBT to GAAP-basis net income (loss), and segment-basis MPC land sales revenue to GAAP-basis land sales revenue, please refer to the Supplemental Information contained in this earnings release. Non-recourse debt means that the debt is non-recourse to The Howard Hughes Corporation, but is recourse to the asset securing such debt and/or the subsidiary entity owning such asset. All construction cost estimates presented herein are exclusive of land costs.

Master Planned Communities Summary

Land sales in our MPC segment, excluding deferred land sales and other revenue, increased $16.4 million, or 26.4%, to $78.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2012. The increase in revenues primarily was a result of a $26.8 million increase in land sales at Summerlin and a $13.0 million commercial land sale at Columbia. The increases were partially offset by the $22.5 million decrease in land sales at the Woodlands. The Woodlands housing market remains strong and the decrease in fourth quarter 2013 sales compared to fourth quarter 2012 is due primarily to timing of lot closings. The average price of a single family detached lot at The Woodlands increased 66.7%, from $102,000 to $170,000 between these periods.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, land sales, excluding deferred land sales and other revenue, increased $65.6 million, or 36.4%, to $246.0 million compared to $180.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. This increase primarily was due to increasing new home demand and low new home inventory in Summerlin, resulting in significantly higher sales of superpad sites to homebuilders in terms of volume and price per acre.

At Summerlin, the average price per acre for superpads increased 42.9%, or $97,000, to $323,000 for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012. The increase of average price per acre primarily is due to a scarcity of attractive developable residential land in the market and strong new housing demand. The volume of lot sales at Summerlin increased 233.3%, or 933 lots, to 1,333 lots for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012.

Bridgeland’s land sales revenue decreased $8.3 million to $13.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. There were only 11 lots remaining in inventory as of December 31, 2013. New lot development was delayed in 2013 while we pursued a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop an additional 806 acres of land in Bridgeland, representing approximately 1,300 finished lots. On February 27, 2014, we received the permit and expect to begin delivering new finished lots by mid-2014. We believe strong demand exists within Bridgeland and expect to capitalize on market conditions when we produce new lots for sale.

Operating Assets Summary

NOI from our combined retail, office and resort and conference center and multi-family properties was $15.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013, compared to NOI of $11.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012. We refer to these properties as our “income-producing Operating Assets.” These amounts include our share of NOI from our non-consolidated ventures of $0.3 million for both periods, and exclude NOI for all periods from properties sold during the period. The $3.8 million increase in NOI for the fourth quarter 2013 compared to the fourth quarter 2012 is attributable primarily to a $1.5 million NOI increase from 3 Waterway Square being placed into service during 2013 and a $1.4 million reduction in NOI loss at South Street Seaport principally due to Superstorm Sandy’s negative impact in the fourth quarter 2012, partially offset by the costs in 2013 associated with SEE/CHANGE. SEE/CHANGE is an innovative seasonal program developed by us to re-energize and re-activate the Seaport area and to create a gathering place for the community that did not exist in the aftermath of the storm. The program includes bringing to the Seaport for each season an array of new retail, culinary and cultural events to attract local New Yorkers and tourists, and an intensive social media campaign to advertise the events.

NOI from the income-producing Operating Assets was $53.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to NOI of $60.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. The $(7.0) million decrease primarily was attributable to a $(9.6) million negative variance at the South Street Seaport from Superstorm Sandy (inclusive of $3.5 million of SEE/CHANGE costs), a $(1.0) million negative variance at the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk due to its redevelopment in 2013, and net negative variances totaling $(1.4) million at the Columbia Office Properties (inclusive of 70 Corporate Center) and 1400 Woodloch Forest due to vacancies, partially offset by positive variances of $2.1 million at Ward Centers and $0.8 million at Park West from leasing, and a $2.1 million positive variance from 3 Waterway due to its opening in 2013. The South Street Seaport 2012 NOI includes a $(5.6) million impact from Superstorm Sandy, and the 2013 results reflect the full year negative impact the storm had on the property. As of December 31, 2013, we have collected $20.5 million of payments from our insurance carriers related to the storm and we are continuing to work through our claim with the carriers. For 2014, the Pier will be demolished for the redevelopment, and a majority of the historic area will undergo renovations.

During 2013, we began construction related to the redevelopment of Pier 17 and the renovation of the historic area at the South Street Seaport. The project is expected to cost $425 million. As of December 31, 2013, we have incurred $25.7 million of development costs on this project. The historic area of the South Street Seaport suffered significant damage as a result of the storm, and we are continuing to work through the claims process with the insurance carriers related to our losses. As of December 31, 2013, we have collected $20.5 million in insurance proceeds related to the property damage. Insurance recoveries have exceeded the then book value of the property at the date of the storm and for the year ended December 31, 2013 we recorded a $12.2 million pre-tax gain. This amount is excluded from NOI and included in Other income in our Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Riverwalk Marketplace, which will open as the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, is 95.1% pre-leased as of December 31, 2013. Construction began in June 2013 and the property is expected to reopen in the second quarter of 2014. When stabilized, the project is expected to reach annual NOI of $7.8 million based on leases in place. Total project costs are expected to total approximately $82 million, and as of December 31, 2013, we had incurred $28.9 million of development costs. During October 2013, we closed on a $64.4 million construction financing for the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk at LIBOR plus 2.75%, and an initial maturity date on October 24, 2016 with two one-year extension options.

We placed 3 Waterway Square, a 232,000 square foot Class A office building in The Woodlands into service in June 2013. 3 Waterway Square contributed $1.5 million in NOI during the fourth quarter 2013. The building is 98.4% leased and, based on leases in place, is expected to reach stabilized annual NOI of approximately $6.1 million by the first quarter 2014.

We placed One Hughes Landing, a 197,000 square foot Class A office building and our first at Hughes Landing, into service in September 2013. The building is 97.8% leased and is expected to generate approximately $5.6 million of stabilized annual NOI by the second quarter 2014 based on in-place leases.

Strategic Developments Summary

We launched public pre-sales of both market rate towers at Ward Village on February 1, 2014. We had incurred $17.1 million of development costs for the two market rate towers as of December 31, 2013 and expect to begin construction on the market rate towers in the middle of 2014.

During 2013, we began construction on the 1.6 million square foot Shops at Summerlin mixed use development in Downtown Summerlin. The project is expected to cost approximately $391 million and to be completed in the fourth quarter 2014. We are documenting a $312 million construction loan with a second quarter 2014 expected closing date. As of December 31, 2013, we have incurred $107.4 million on this project.

Construction of Two Hughes Landing, a 197,000 square foot Class A office building adjacent to One Hughes Landing, began in September 2013. We also closed a $41.2 million non-recourse construction loan for the project at LIBOR plus 2.65% and an initial maturity date of September 11, 2016 with two one-year extension options. As of December 31, 2013, we have incurred approximately $20.7 million of the estimated $49 million total development cost and expect to complete the building in the second quarter of 2014.

In October 2013, we began construction of an eight-story, Class A, multi-family project within Hughes Landing called One Lake’s Edge and expect to complete construction in the first quarter 2015. Total development costs of the 390 multi-family unit project are expected to be approximately $88 million. As of December 31, 2013, we have incurred $5.9 million on this project. On November 25, 2013, we closed on a $73.5 million non-recourse construction loan bearing interest at LIBOR plus 2.50% with an initial maturity date of November 25, 2016, with two one-year extension options.

During December 2013, we announced construction of two Class A office buildings at Hughes Landing totaling 647,000 square feet. Exxon Mobil Corporation has pre-leased approximately 478,000 square feet, consisting of an entire office building and a portion of a second office building, and has an option to pre-lease the remaining space prior to completion of the buildings. The project is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter 2015. Total development costs are expected to be approximately $172 million. As of December 31, 2013, we have incurred $8.3 million of development costs on this project.

During the fourth quarter 2013, we began construction of Creekside Village Green, a 74,352 square foot retail center in Creekside Park Village Center in The Woodlands. The park will include a water feature, lawn space and pergolas, with a centrally located restaurant building and two main split level retail/office buildings flanking the north and south sides. We anticipate the project will open in the fourth quarter 2014. The project is expected to cost approximately $19 million. As of December 31, 2013, we have incurred $1.9 million of costs. We have pre-leased 32.6% of the project as of December 31, 2013.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the United States. Our properties include master planned communities, commercial mixed-use, retail and office properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai’i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “HHC” and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.howardhughes.com.

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THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 
     
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Revenues:
Master Planned Community land sales $ 84,236 $ 62,408 $ 251,217 $ 182,643
Builder price participation 3,653 1,539 9,356 5,747
Minimum rents 21,070 20,012 81,668 82,621
Tenant recoveries 5,387 5,419 21,068 23,351
Condominium rights and unit sales 1,778 - 32,969 267
Resort and conference center revenues 8,658 9,828 39,201 39,782
Other land revenues

3,205

4,640

17,315

18,073
Other rental and property revenues  

5,966

    4,521    

21,816

    24,402  
Total revenues   133,953     108,367     474,610     376,886  
Expenses:
Master Planned Community cost of sales 41,424 26,202 124,040 89,298
Master Planned Community operations 10,360 9,544 38,414 40,506
Other property operating costs 17,706 16,729 73,186 63,035
Rental property real estate taxes 3,477 3,060 14,291 13,643
Rental property maintenance costs 2,087 2,351 8,083 8,655
Condominium rights and unit cost of sales 894 - 16,572 96
Resort and conference center operations 6,917 7,362 29,454 29,112
Provision for (recovery of) doubtful accounts (74 ) 939 836 1,224
Demolition costs 692 - 2,078 -
General and administrative 14,156 8,527 48,466 36,548
Other income (17,751 ) - (25,869 ) (2,125 )
Depreciation and amortization   10,635     6,711     33,845     24,429  
Total expenses   90,523     81,425     363,396     304,421  
 
Operating income 43,430 26,942 111,214 72,465
 
Interest income (3,299 ) 2,389 3,185 9,437
Interest expense (9,615 ) (321 ) (9,759 ) (964 )
Warrant liability gain (loss) (33,281 ) (22,293 ) (181,987 ) (185,017 )
Increase (reduction) in tax indemnity receivable 7,467 (8,605 ) (1,206 ) (20,260 )
Equity in earnings from Real Estate Affiliates   2,394     251     14,428     3,683  
Income (loss) before taxes 7,096 (1,637 ) (64,125 ) (120,656 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (11,442 )   (816 )   9,570     6,887  
Net income (loss) 18,538 (821 ) (73,695 ) (127,543 )
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   15     (108 )   (95 )   (745 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 18,553   $ (929 ) $ (73,790 ) $ (128,288 )
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share: $ 0.47   $ (0.01 ) $ (1.87 ) $ (3.36 )
 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share: $ 0.44   $ (0.01 ) $ (1.87 ) $ (3.36 )
 

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

   
December 31,
2013 2012

Assets:

(In thousands, except share amounts)
Investment in real estate:
Master Planned Community assets $ 1,537,758 $ 1,563,122
Land 244,041 252,593
Buildings and equipment 754,878 657,268
Less: accumulated depreciation (111,728 ) (112,491 )
Developments   488,156     273,613  
Net property and equipment 2,913,105 2,634,105
Investment in Real Estate Affiliates   61,021     32,179  
Net investment in real estate 2,974,126 2,666,284
Cash and cash equivalents 894,948 229,197
Accounts receivable, net 21,409 13,905
Municipal Utility District receivables, net 125,830 89,720
Notes receivable, net 20,554 27,953
Tax indemnity receivable, including interest 320,494 319,622
Deferred expenses, net 36,567 12,891
Prepaid expenses and other assets, net   173,940     143,470  
Total assets $ 4,567,868   $ 3,503,042  
 
Liabilities:
Mortgages, notes and loans payable $ 1,514,623 $ 688,312
Deferred tax liabilities 89,365 77,147
Warrant liabilities 305,560 123,573
Uncertain tax position liability 129,183 132,492
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   283,991     170,521  
Total liabilities   2,322,722     1,192,045  
 
Commitments and Contingencies (see Note 10)
 
Equity:
Preferred stock: $.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized, none issued - -

Common stock: $.01 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized,

39,576,344 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and

39,498,912 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012

396 395
Additional paid-in capital 2,829,813 2,824,031
Accumulated deficit (583,403 ) (509,613 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (8,222 )   (9,575 )
Total stockholders' equity 2,238,584 2,305,238
Noncontrolling interests   6,562     5,759  
Total equity   2,245,146     2,310,997  
Total liabilities and equity $ 4,567,868   $ 3,503,042  
 

Supplemental Information

December 31, 2013

As our three segments, Master Planned Communities, Operating Assets and Strategic Developments, are managed separately, we use different operating measures to assess operating results and allocate resources among these three segments. The one common operating measure used to assess operating results for our business segments is real estate property earnings before taxes (“REP EBT”), which represents the operating revenues of the properties less property operating expenses. REP EBT, as it relates to our business, is defined as net income (loss) excluding general and administrative expenses, corporate interest income and depreciation expense, provision for income taxes, warrant liability loss, other income and changes in the tax indemnity receivable. We present REP EBT because we use this measure, among others, internally to assess the core operating performance of our assets. However, REP EBT should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP net income (loss).

     

Reconciliation of REP EBT to GAAP-net income (loss)

Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,

 

2013   2012 2013   2012
(In thousands)
Real Estate Property EBT:
REP EBT $ 44,593 $ 34,508 $ 140,009 $ 106,022
General and administrative (14,156 ) (8,527 ) (48,466 ) (36,548 )
Corporate interest income (expense), net (16,834 ) 3,339 (10,575 ) 10,153
Warrant liability loss (33,281 ) (22,293 ) (181,987 ) (185,017 )
Benefit (provision) for income taxes 11,442 816 (9,570 ) (6,887 )
Increase (reduction) in tax indemnity receivable 7,467 (8,605 ) (1,206 ) (20,260 )
Equity in earnings from Real Estate Affiliates 2,394 251 14,428 3,683
Other income 17,751 - 25,869 2,125
Corporate depreciation   (838 )   (308 )   (2,197 )   (814 )
Net income (loss) $ 18,538   $ (819 ) $ (73,695 ) $ (127,543 )
 
                                     
 

MPC Sales Summary

Land Sales Acres Sold Number of Lots/Units Price per acre Price per lot
Three Months Ended December 31,
($ In thousands) 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Maryland
Residential
Single family - detached $ - $ - - - - - $ - $ - $ - $ -
Commercial
Office and other   13,000   -   56.2 - - -   231   -   -   -
13,000 - 56.2 - - - 231 - - -
 
Bridgeland
Residential
Single family - detached 3,755 4,692 9.2 16.6 34 76 408 283 110 62
Commercial
Apartments   -   -   - - - -   -   -     -
3,755 4,692 9.2 16.6 34 76 408 283 110 62
 
Summerlin
Residential
Single family - detached 8,192 3,126 10.2 4.3 49 37 803 727 167 84
Custom lots 375 380 0.5 0.5 1 1 750 760 375 380
Superpad sites 15,342 - 41.8 175 - 367 88 -
Commercial
Office and other 4,526 - 7.3 - - - 620 - - -
Not-for-profit 1,334 - 5.9 - - - 226 - - -
Other   575   -   17.2 - - -   33   -     -   -
30,344 3,506 82.9 4.8 225 38 366 730 135 92
The Woodlands
Residential
Single family - detached 29,232 44,776 44.7 90.4 119 381 654 495 246 118
Single family - attached 1,098 - 1.5 - 19 - 732 - 58 -
Commercial
Office and other - 2,632 4.0 - - - 658 - -
Retail   1,261   6,654   1.6 17.2 - -   788   387   -   -
  31,591   54,062   47.8 111.6 138 381 661 484 220 118
Total acreage sales revenue   78,690   62,260   196.1 133.0 397 495
Deferred revenue 1,999 (222 )
Special Improvement District revenue   3,547   370  
Total land sales revenue - GAAP basis $ 84,236 $ 62,408  
 
                               
 
MPC Sales Summary
Land Sales Acres Sold Number of Lots/Units Price per acre Price per lot
Year Ended December 31,

($ In thousands)

2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Maryland
Residential
Single family - detached $ - $ - - - - - $ -

 

$ - $ - $ -
Townhomes - 4,156 - 1.2 - 28 - 3,463 - 148
Commercial
Office and other 13,000 - 56.2 - - - 231 - - -
Apartments   -     5,300   - 18.7 - -   -   283   -   -
13,000 9,456 56.2 19.9 - 28 231 475 - 148
 
Bridgeland
Residential
Single family - detached 10,974 21,875 33.2 80.5 143 389 331 272 77 56
Commercial
Apartments   2,636     -   16.6 - - -   159   -   -   -
13,610 21,875 49.8 80.5 143 389 273

 

272 77 56
 
Summerlin
Residential
Single family - detached 18,038 14,394 23.4 20.7 157 158 771 695 115 91
Custom lots 4,813 4,141 5.3 5.3 12 10 908 781 401 414
Superpad sites 83,191 12,505 257.3 55.3 1,164 232 323 226 71 54
Commercial
Office and other 4,526 - 7.3 - - - 620 - - -
Retail - 784 - 1.0 - - - 784 - -
Not-for-profit 1,334 - 5.9 - - - 226 - - -
Other   575     17.2 - - -   33   -   -   -
112,477 31,824 316.4 82.3 1,333 400 355 387 80 78
 
The Woodlands
Residential
Single family - detached 100,142 100,235 162.8 241.6 589 979 615 415 170 102
Single family - attached 3,897 - 7.1 - 80 - 549 - 49 -
 
Commercial
Office and other 1,500 9,069 2.1 14.2 - - 714 639 - -
Retail 1,261 7,904 1.6 18.4 - - 788 430 - -
Other   135     50   0.7 0.8 - -   193   63   -   -
  106,935     117,258   174.3 275.0 669 979 614 426 156 102
Total acreage sales revenue   246,022     180,413   596.7 457.7 2,145 1,796
Deferred revenue (12,451 ) (2,092 )
Special Improvement District revenue   17,646     4,322  
Total land sales revenue - GAAP basis $ 251,217   $ 182,643  
 

Operating Assets Net Operating Income

The Company believes that NOI is a useful supplemental measure of the performance of our Operating Assets because it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the revenues and expenses directly associated with owning and operating real estate properties and the impact on operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, and operating costs. We define NOI as revenues (rental income, tenant recoveries and other income) less expenses (real estate taxes, repairs and maintenance, marketing and other property expenses). NOI also excludes straight line rents and tenant incentives amortization, net interest expense, depreciation, ground rent, demolition costs, other amortization expenses, and equity in earnings from Real Estate Affiliates.

We use NOI to evaluate our operating performance on a property-by-property basis because NOI allows us to evaluate the impact that factors such as lease structure, lease rates and tenant mix, which vary by property, have on our operating results, gross margins and investment returns.

Although we believe that NOI provides useful information to the investors about the performance of our Operating Assets due to the exclusions noted above, NOI should only be used as an alternative measure of the financial performance of such assets and not as an alternative to GAAP net income (loss).

 
Operating Assets NOI and REP EBT
       

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Year Ended
December 31,

2013 2012 2013 2012
(In thousands)
Retail
Cottonwood Square $ 125 $ 112 $ 451 $ 432
Landmark Mall (a) 76 261 491 923
Park West (b) 638 91 1,608 830
South Street Seaport (c) (2,042 ) (3,446 ) (8,980 ) 639
Outlet Collection at Riverwalk (c) 43 (352 ) (763 ) 221
Ward Centers (d) 6,276 5,310 24,144 22,045
20/25 Waterway Avenue 685 340 1,640 1,582
Waterway Garage Retail   162     95     370     97  
Total Retail   5,963     2,411     18,961     26,769  
Office
70 Columbia Corporate Center (e) 381 148 757 140
Columbia Office Properties (f) 286 606 1,151 2,304
2201 Lake Woodlands Drive (93 ) 32 (167 ) 53
9303 New Trails 363 384 1,679 1,819
110 N. Wacker 1,507 1,519 6,023 6,073
One Hughes Landing (g) (33 ) - (139 ) -
3 Waterway Square (g) 1,474 - 2,059 -
4 Waterway Square 1,419 1,404 5,886 5,544
1400 Woodloch Forest (h)   246     793     1,160     1,995  
Total Office   5,550     4,886     18,409     17,928  
 
Millennium Waterway Apartments (i) 1,051 1,182 4,457 2,589
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center   2,161     2,465     10,167       10,670  
Total Retail, Office, Multi-family, Resort & Conference Center   14,725     10,944     51,994       57,956  
 
The Club at Carlton Woods (j) (1,121 ) (859 ) (5,241 ) (4,242 )
The Woodlands Ground leases 109 115 444 404
The Woodlands Parking Garages (193 ) (399 ) (749 ) (1,128 )
Other Properties (k)   144     712     (41 )   1,749  
Total Other   (1,061 )   (431 )   (5,587 )   (3,217 )
Operating Assets NOI - Consolidated Owned as of December 31, 2013   13,663     10,513     46,407     54,739  
 
Dispositions:
Rio West Mall (l) (61 ) 255 790 1,250
Head Acquisition (m)   -     -     -     (46 )
Total Operating Asset Dispositions   (61 )   255     790     1,204  
       

Total Operating Assets NOI- Consolidated

  13,603     10,768     47,197     55,943  
 
Straight-line lease amortization 712 (704 ) 1,759 (736 )
Demolition costs (692 ) - (2,078 ) -
Depreciation and amortization (9,740 ) (6,349 ) (31,427 ) (23,318 )
Write-off of lease intangibles and other (1 ) - (2,884 ) -
Equity in earnings from Real Estate Affiliates 150 251 3,893 3,683
Interest, net   (4,418 )   (4,865 )   (19,011 )   (16,104 )
Total Operating Assets REP EBT (n) $ (386 ) $ (899 ) $ (2,551 ) $ 19,468  
     

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Year Ended
December 31,

2013   2012 2013   2012
(In thousands)
Operating Assets NOI - Equity and Cost Method Investments
Millennium Waterway Apartments (i) $ - $ - $ - $ 1,768
Millennium Woodlands Phase II (74 ) - (74 ) -
Summerlin Baseball Club Member, LLC (178 ) - (13 ) -
Stewart Title (title company) 666 543 2,514 1,876
Woodlands Sarofim # 1   392     84     1,417     621  
Operating Assets NOI - equity investees 806 627 3,844 4,265
 
Operating Asset Dispositions
Forest View/Timbermill Apartments (o)   -     (70 )   -     487  
Total Operating Asset Dispositions NOI - equity investees   -     (70 )   -     487  
       
Total NOI - equity investees   806     557     3,844     4,752  
 
Adjustments to NOI (p)   (106 )   (3 )   (77 )   (1,476 )
Equity Method Investments REP EBT 700 554 3,767 3,276
Less: Joint Venture Partner's Share of REP EBT   (550 )   (303 )   (2,377 )   (1,969 )
Equity in earnings (loss) from Real Estate Affiliates   150     251     1,390     1,307  
 
Distributions from Summerlin Hospital Investment   -     -     2,503     2,376  
Segment equity in earnings from Real Estate Affiliates $ 150   $ 251   $ 3,893   $ 3,683  
 
Company's Share of Equity Method Investments NOI
Millennium Waterway Apartments (i) $ - $ - $ - $ 1,477
Millennium Woodlands Phase II - - - -
Summerlin Baseball Club Member, LLC (90 ) - (7 ) -
Stewart Title (title company) 333 271 1,257 938
Woodlands Sarofim # 1   78     17     283     124  
Total Company Share of Equity Method NOI 321 288 1,533 2,539
 
Operating Assets Sold During Periods Presented
Forest View/Timbermill Apartments (o)   -     (35 )   -     244  
Total Operating Assets Sold During Periods Presented   -     (35 )   -     244  
Total NOI - equity investees $ 321   $ 253   $ 1,533   $ 2,783  
 
 

Economic

December 31, 2013
Ownership Debt Cash
(In thousands)
Woodlands Sarofim #1 20.00 % $ 6,546 $ 895
Stewart Title(title company) 50.00 % - 1,064
Summerlin Las Vegas Baseball Club 50.00 % - 376
 

(a)

The NOI decrease for Landmark Mall for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012 is due to reduced rental rates on renewals as a result of the upcoming redevelopment.

(b)

The NOI increase for Park West for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012 is due to additional leasing at the property.

(c)

South Street Seaport and the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk are in redevelopment as of December 31, 2013.

(d)

The NOI increase for Ward Centers for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012 primarily was attributable to additional leasing and utility savings at the property.

(e)

70 Columbia Corporate Center was acquired on August 15, 2012.

(f)

The NOI decrease for Columbia Office Properties for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012 is due to relocation of a major tenant to 70 Columbia Corporate Center.

(g)

Both One Hughes Landing and 3 Waterway Square were placed in service during 2013. Based on leases in place, we expect One Hughes Landing to reach stabilized annual NOI of $5.6 million by the second quarter of 2014, and 3 Waterway Square to reach stabilized annual NOI of $6.1 million by the first quarter of 2014.

(h)

The NOI decrease for 1400 Woodloch for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to 2012 primarily was related to the planned relocation of one 22,459 square foot tenant to 3 Waterway Square in June 2013.

Approximately 9,000 of the square feet of the space vacated by the tenant remains vacant as of December 31, 2013.

(i)

On May 31, 2012, we acquired our partner's interest in the 393-unit Millennium Waterway Apartments.

(j)

During 2013, 2012 and 2011 the Club collected $4.3 million, $5.5 million and $2.9 million, respectively of membership deposits not included in NOI because they are not recognized as revenue when collected, but recognized over the expected life of the membership which is estimated to be a 12 year period.

(k)

The decrease of NOI in other properties is due to lower easement fee revenues in The Woodlands. The contract provided easement fees in The Woodlands expired June 2012.

(l)

Rio West Mall was sold on September 30, 2013.

(m)

Head Acquisition (Hexalon) was sold on October 30, 2013.

(n)

For a detailed breakdown of our Operating Asset segment REP EBT, please refer to Note 18 - Segments in the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

(o)

On April 19, 2012, the joint ventures owning the Forest View and Timbermill Apartments completed their sale to a third party. Our share of the distributable cash after repayment of debt and transaction expenses was $8.6 million.

(p)

Adjustments to NOI include straight-line and market lease amortization, depreciation and amortization and non-real estate taxes.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation
Caryn Kboudi, 214-741-7744
caryn.kboudi@howardhughes.com

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Contacts

The Howard Hughes Corporation
Caryn Kboudi, 214-741-7744
caryn.kboudi@howardhughes.com