RAIT Financial Trust Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Declares First Quarter 2017 Dividend on RAIT's Common Shares

First quarter senior loan originations increased to $120 million

Compensation and G&A expense declined 35.4% from the quarter ended December 31, 2016

Declared a first quarter 2017 dividend of $0.09 per common share

PHILADELPHIA--()--RAIT Financial Trust (“RAIT”) (NYSE: RAS) today announced first quarter 2017 financial results. All per share results are reported on a diluted basis. In addition, on May 2, 2017, RAIT’s Board of Trustees declared a first quarter 2017 dividend of $0.09 per common share payable on June 15, 2017 to common shareholders of record on May 26, 2017.

During the first quarter, RAIT continued making significant progress executing on its comprehensive strategy to enhance shareholder value by transforming into a more focused, cost-efficient and lower leverage business concentrated on its core commercial real estate lending activities. RAIT began executing this strategy in early 2016 and will continue this pursuit throughout 2017 as RAIT transforms into a pure-play commercial real estate lender.

Q1 2017 Key Business Highlights

  • Commercial Real Estate (“CRE”) Loan Originations
    • RAIT’s senior loan originations increased to $120.0 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 from $40.5 million in loans originated during the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
  • Reductions in Property Portfolio
    • RAIT sold six properties which generated gross proceeds of $95.0 million and $8.9 million in GAAP gains during the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
    • RAIT was divested of five properties with a carrying amount of $43.4 million.
    • Since the beginning of 2016, consistent with RAIT’s strategy of divesting non-lending assets, RAIT has reduced its property portfolio and related indebtedness, in the aggregate, by $476.3 million and $409.5 million respectively.
  • Reductions in Compensation & General and Administrative (“G&A”)Expense
    • RAIT’s compensation and G&A expense declined 35.4% to $6.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 from $9.6 million compared to the previous quarter ended December 31, 2016.
    • RAIT is currently on track to meet its 2017 targeted annual compensation and G&A expense goal to not exceed $25.0 million.
  • Debt Reductions
    • RAIT’s total indebtedness, based on principal amount, declined by $133.6 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2017, and $798.2 million, since January 1, 2016.
    • Total recourse debt, excluding RAIT’s secured warehouse facilities, declined by $32.0 million, or 8.9%, during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and $88.7 million, or 21.3%, since the beginning of January 1, 2016.
    • Subsequent to March 31, 2017, RAIT repaid a $10.0 million recourse debt obligation.
    • RAIT has no 2017 recourse debt maturities remaining, excluding RAIT’s secured warehouse facilities.

“We have continued to make progress executing on our strategy of refocusing the business on our core commercial real estate lending activities,” said Scott Davidson, RAIT’s Chief Executive Officer. “We increased loan originations during the quarter while continuing to dispose of non-lending assets, reduced both recourse and non-recourse indebtedness and lowered our expenses. We are committed to our transformation strategy and our Board and management team are confident that we are on the right path to position RAIT to grow long-term shareholder value.”

Financial Results for the Quarter

  • GAAP loss per share of $(0.33) for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared to loss per share of $(0.20) for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The GAAP loss per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 includes a $(0.17) per share, non-cash loss on deconsolidation of five properties which is expected to reverse in future periods as described below.
  • Cash Available for Distribution (“CAD”) per share of $0.06 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to $0.14 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Additional Items

  • Primarily due to property sales, and the sale of our investment in Independence Realty Trust, Inc. and our multifamily property management business in the fourth quarter of 2016 as part of the implementation of our strategic transition:
    • Assets Under Management (“AUM”) – AUM declined 42.4% to $3.4 billion as of the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to $5.9 billion as of the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
    • Total assets declined 48.8% to $2.2 billion as of the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to $4.3 billion as of the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
  • RAIT ended the first quarter with $96.4 million of unrestricted cash.

Q1 2017 Board and Management Changes

  • On February 15, 2017, RAIT announced that Thomas D. Wren, a former banking executive and federal banking regulator, had joined the Board as a new independent trustee with substantial financial, regulatory, capital markets and mortgage REIT expertise, the third new Trustee to join RAIT’s nine-person Board since November 2015.
  • On March 31, 2017, RAIT announced that Paul W. Kopsky, Jr., an accomplished executive with extensive financial and operational leadership expertise across a diverse range of industries, became RAIT’s new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Commercial Real Estate (“CRE”) Lending Business

  • RAIT originated $120.0 million of loans during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 consisting of five senior floating-rate bridge loans and is in the process of aggregating loans for RAIT’s seventh floating-rate loan securitization.
  • CRE loan repayments were $90.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

CRE Property Portfolio & Property Sales

  • As of March 31, 2017, RAIT’s real estate portfolio declined $160.4 million since December 31, 2016 to $694.2 million, comprised of $294.8 million of office properties, $63.1 million of multi-family properties, $152.8 million of retail properties, $48.4 million of industrial properties, $82.9 million of properties in re-development and $52.2 million of land.
  • During the quarter ended March 31, 2017, RAIT sold six properties for $95.0 million which generated an $8.9 million GAAP gain associated with these sales. The proceeds from the sales were primarily used to reduce related indebtedness.
  • During the quarter ended March 31, 2017, RAIT converted one loan secured by a retail property into ownership of the property and classified the property into redevelopment. The property had an aggregate carrying value of $1.6 million.

CRE Asset Impairment, Loan Reserves and Loss on Deconsolidation of Properties

  • RAIT reported a $7.4 million asset impairment for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 related to four properties which are in varying stages of the selling process.
  • RAIT recorded a provision for loan loss of $1.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 on two legacy loans originated before 2008.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2017, we recognized a non-cash loss on deconsolidation totaling $15.9 million due to being divested of five properties relating to an industrial real estate portfolio that we owned. At December 31, 2016, this portfolio contained ten properties with a carrying value of $82.5 million and $81.9 million of related, cross-collateralized non-recourse debt. In future periods as the lender of this debt divests the remaining assets in this portfolio, we expect to recognize a gain which will offset this loss. We do not believe we will have any further legal obligations under the non-recourse debt secured by this entire portfolio once these divestitures are completed. We became the owner of the portfolio in 2015 as a result of exercising our remedies under an $11.0 million subordinated mezzanine loan acquired in 2006. In 2016, we determined that this portfolio was not consistent with our new strategic direction and took a $10.0 million asset impairment charge against this portfolio. During the quarter ended March 31, 2017, five of the properties from this industrial portfolio were divested through auction processes organized by the senior lender. These five properties had a carrying value of $43.4 million. Upon divestment of these properties, we derecognized these net assets and extinguished related debt of $27.5 million based on the proceeds received by the senior lender at the auctions. The difference between these amounts resulted in the non-cash loss described above. The remaining five industrial properties have a carrying value of $38.8 million and $54.5 million of related non-recourse debt at March 31, 2017.

Dividends

  • On May 2, 2017, the Board declared a first quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.09 per common share. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2017 to holders of record on May 26, 2017.
  • On February 15, 2017, the Board declared a first quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.484375 per share on RAIT’s 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, $0.5234375 per share on RAIT’s 8.375% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares and $0.5546875 per share on RAIT’s 8.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. The dividends were paid on March 31, 2017 to holders of record on March 1, 2017.

Selected Financial Information

See Schedule I to this Release for selected financial information for RAIT.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Definitions

RAIT discloses the following non-GAAP financial measures in this release: funds from operations (“FFO”), CAD and net operating income (“NOI”). A reconciliation of RAIT’s reported net income (loss) allocable to common shares to its FFO and CAD is included as Schedule IV to this release. A reconciliation of RAIT’s same store NOI to its reported same store net income (loss) is included as Schedule VI to this release. See Schedule VI to this release for management’s respective definitions and rationales for the usefulness of each of these non-GAAP financial measures and other definitions used in this release.

Supplemental Information

RAIT produces supplemental information that includes details regarding the performance of the portfolio, financial information, non-GAAP financial measures and other useful information for investors. The supplemental information also contains deconsolidating financial information. The supplemental information is available via the Company's website, www.rait.com, through the "Investor Relations" section.

Conference Call

All interested parties can listen to the live conference call webcast at 9:30 AM ET on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from the home page of the RAIT Financial Trust website at www.rait.com or by dialing 1.844.775.2541, access code 6293691. For those who are not available to listen to the live call, the replay will be available shortly following the live call on RAIT’s website and telephonically until Wednesday, May 10, 2017, by dialing 855.859.2056, access code 6293691.

About RAIT Financial Trust

RAIT Financial Trust is an internally-managed real estate investment trust focused on providing debt financing options to owners of commercial real estate throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.rait.com or call Investor Relations at 215.207.2100.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by our use of forward-looking terminology such as “2017 expectations,” “guidance,” “may,” “plan”, “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “seek,” “opportunities” or other similar words or terms. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from the expectations, intentions, beliefs, plans or predictions of the future expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

RAIT’s forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding RAIT’s plans and initiatives and 2017 expectations to (i) simplify its business model, (ii) focus on its core commercial real estate lending business, (iii) increase loan origination levels, when compared to 2016, as capital from non-lending related asset sales is re-deployed, (iv) deleverage by using cash generated by asset sales to repay debt, (v) opportunistically divest and maximize the value of RAIT’s legacy REO portfolio and existing property management operations and, ultimately, minimize REO holdings, (vi) significantly reduce its total expense base, (vii) continue to sell non-lending assets, (viii) achieve significant annual expense savings in connection with the internalization of IRT, (ix) sell in whole or substantial part its Urban Retail property management business and achieve costs savings in connection with such sale, (x) enhance its long-term prospects and create value for its shareholders and (xi) whether and when RAIT will be able to recognize a gain, which will offset the non-cash loss on deconsolidation of properties reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Such forward-looking statements are based upon RAIT’s historical performance and its current plans, estimates, predictions and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, predictions or expectations will be achieved. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from the expectations, intentions, beliefs, plans or predictions of the future expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Risks, uncertainties and contingencies that may affect the results expressed or implied by RAIT’s forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) whether RAIT will be able to continue to implement its strategy to transition RAIT to a more lender focused, simpler, and more cost-efficient business model, to deleverage and to generate enhanced returns for its shareholders; (ii) whether RAIT will be able to continue to opportunistically divest RAIT’s legacy REO portfolio and existing property management operations and the majority of RAIT’s non-lending assets; (iii) whether anticipated cost savings from the internalization of IRT will be achieved; (iv) whether the divestiture of RAIT’s commercial real estate portfolio and other non-lending assets will lead to lower asset management costs and lower expenses; (v) whether RAIT will be able to reduce compensation and G&A expenses and indebtedness; (vi) whether RAIT’s changes to its Board composition and leadership and to its executive management team will lead to enhanced value for shareholders; (vii) whether RAIT will be able to create sustainable earnings and grow book value; (viii) whether RAIT will be able to redeploy capital from non-lending related asset sales; (ix) whether RAIT will be able to increase loan origination levels; (x) whether the disposition of non-core assets, reductions in debt levels and expected loan repayments will impact RAIT’s earning and CAD; (xi) whether RAIT will continue to pay dividends and the amount of such dividends; (xii) whether RAIT will be able to organically increase reliance on match-funded asset-level debt; (xiii) overall conditions in commercial real estate and the economy generally; (xiv) whether market conditions will enable us to continue to implement our capital recycling and debt reduction plan involving selling properties and repurchasing or paying down our debt; (xv) whether we will be able to originate sufficient bridge loans; (xvi) changes in the expected yield of our investments; (xvii) changes in financial markets and interest rates, or to the business or financial condition of RAIT or its business; (xviii) whether RAIT will generate any CMBS gain on sale profits; (xix) whether our management changes will be successfully implemented; (xx) whether RAIT will be able to aggregate sufficient loans or whether market conditions will permit RAIT to complete future securitizations of floating rate loans; (xxi) whether and when RAIT will be able to recognize a gain, which will offset the non-cash loss on deconsolidation of properties reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2017; (xxii) whether RAIT will have any legal obligations on the non-recourse debt on its industrial real estate portfolio; (xxiii) RAIT may not be able to recognize a gain, which will offset the non-cash loss on deconsolidation of properties reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, until all the properties in the industrial portfolio are sold and the timing of such sales is controlled by the lender referenced above and RAIT may recognize additional similar non-cash losses on future sales of less than all of the remaining properties until all of such properties are sold; (xxiv) the availability of financing and capital, including through the capital and securitization markets; (xxv) risks, disruption, costs and uncertainty caused by or related to the actions of activist shareholders, including that if individuals are elected to our Board with a specific agenda, it may adversely affect our ability to effectively implement our business strategy and create value for our shareholders and perceived uncertainties as to our future direction as a result of potential changes to the composition of our Board may lead to the perception of a change in the direction of our business, instability or a lack of continuity which may be exploited by our competitors, cause concern to our current or potential customers, and may result in the loss of potential business opportunities and make it more difficult to attract and retain qualified personnel and business partners; and (xxvi) other factors described in RAIT’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in other filings with the SEC. RAIT undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required by law.

 

Schedule I

RAIT Financial Trust

Selected Financial Information

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
($'s in 000's)   For the Three Months Ended

March 31,
2017

 

December 31,
2016

 

September 30,
2016

 

June 30,
2016

   

March 31,
2016

OPERATING DATA:

Lending:

Investments in loans $ 1,315,539 $ 1,292,639 $ 1,373,615 $ 1,495,343 $ 1,612,632
Gross loan production $ 120,040 $ 67,540 $ 25,550 $ 23,185 $ 40,475
CMBS income $ - $ 20 $ 305 $ (260 ) $ 171
CMBS loans sold $ - $ - $ 13,800 $ 21,377 $ -
Average CMBS Gain on Sale (points) - - 2.2 (1.2 ) (a) -
 

Real estate portfolio:

Gross real estate investments $ 694,230 $ 854,646 $ 965,362 $ 1,095,024 $ 1,130,295
Property income $ 20,065 $ 23,501 $ 29,614 $ 29,666 $ 30,055
Operating expenses $ 10,634   $ 13,084   $ 14,635   $ 14,327   $ 14,848  
Net operating income $ 9,431 $ 10,417 $ 14,979 $ 15,339 $ 15,207
NOI margin 47.0 % 44.3 % 50.6 % 51.7 % 50.6 %
 
EARNINGS & DIVIDENDS:
Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations - diluted $ (0.33 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.02 ) $ (0.15 ) $ (0.22 )
Earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations - diluted $ - $ 0.54 $ 0.02 $ 0.07 $ 0.02
Earnings (loss) per share -- diluted $ (0.33 ) $ 0.17 $ - $ (0.08 ) $ (0.20 )
FFO per share $ (0.30 ) $ 0.05 $ 0.12 $ (0.04 ) $ (0.03 )
CAD per share $ 0.06 $ 0.07 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.14
Dividends per share $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09
CAD payout ratio 150.0 % 128.6 % 75.0 % 75.0 % 64.3 %
 
CAPITALIZATION AND COVERAGE RATIOS:
Recourse/Non-Recourse Debt:
Recourse $ 439,733 $ 365,921 $ 509,938 $ 479,608 $ 509,466
Non-Recourse   1,142,815     1,361,246     1,441,510     1,620,777     1,830,841  
Total Recourse/Non-Recourse debt 1,582,548 1,727,167 1,951,448 2,100,385 2,340,307
Preferred shares (par) 321,544 321,544 333,144 332,187 332,187
Common shares (market capitalization) 296,669 310,113 311,550 288,540 288,474
Noncontrolling interests, at carrying value (b)   5,506     5,386     5,386     1,792     2,782  
Total capitalization $ 2,206,267 $ 2,364,210 $ 2,601,528 $ 2,722,904 $ 2,963,750
 
Total Liabilities/Total Gross Assets 76.3 % 76.2 % 74.9 % 75.7 % 77.3 %
Total Liabilities + Preferred/Total Gross Assets 90.0 % 88.8 % 83.0 % 83.4 % 84.6 %
 
Interest Coverage 1.34x 1.40x 1.85x 1.87x 1.89x
Interest + Preferred Coverage 0.94x 1.00x 1.46x 1.50x 1.53x
 
OTHER KEY BENCHMARKS:
Total Assets Under Management (AUM) $ 3,390,885 $ 3,575,224 $ 5,128,101 $ 5,491,448 $ 5,854,824
Total Gross Assets $ 2,347,452 $ 2,556,302 $ 4,118,215 $ 4,275,086 $ 4,551,613
 
(a)   During the second quarter of 2016, we sold $21.4 million of CMBS loans at a loss on sale. Including the net interest margin we earned on these loans since their origination, we had a net gain of $49, or 0.2 points.
(b) Excludes noncontrolling interests associated with discontinued operations.
 
 

Schedule II

RAIT Financial Trust

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
 

As of
March 31,
2017

 

As of
December 31,
2016

Assets
Investment in mortgages and loans:
Commercial mortgages, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity interests $ 1,315,539 $ 1,292,639
Allowance for loan losses   (13,531 )   (12,354 )
Total investment in mortgages and loans, at amortized cost 1,302,008 1,280,285
Investments in real estate, net of accumulated depreciation of $114,179 and $138,214, respectively 580,051 716,432
Cash and cash equivalents 96,432 110,531
Restricted cash 141,610 190,179
Accrued interest receivable 36,176 36,271
Other assets 49,080 53,878
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $21,188 and $22,230, respectively   17,258     19,267  
Total assets $ 2,222,615   $ 2,406,843  
Liabilities and Equity
Indebtedness, net of unamortized discount and deferred financing costs of $31,273 and $36,892, respectively $ 1,623,133 $ 1,751,082
Accrued interest payable 9,591 8,347
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 14,033 20,016
Deferred taxes, borrowers’ escrows and other liabilities   145,377     168,047  
Total liabilities 1,792,134 1,947,492
Series D preferred stock 83,505 81,581
Equity:
Shareholders’ equity:
7.75% Series A Preferred shares 53 53
8.375% Series B Preferred shares 23 23
8.875% Series C Preferred shares 17 17
Common shares, $0.03 par value per share 2,781 2,769
Additional paid in capital 2,092,695 2,093,257
Retained earnings (deficit)   (1,754,099 )   (1,723,735 )
Total shareholders’ equity 341,470 372,384
Noncontrolling interests   5,506     5,386  
Total equity   346,976     377,770  
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,222,615   $ 2,406,843  
 
 

Schedule III

RAIT Financial Trust

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2017   2016
Revenue:
Net interest margin
Investment interest income $ 17,650 $ 25,802
Investment interest expense   (9,773 )   (9,320 )
Net interest margin 7,877 16,482
Property income 20,065 30,055
Fee and other income   1,661     2,114  
Total revenue 29,603 48,651
 
Expenses:
Interest expense 10,143 15,870
Real estate operating expenses 10,634 14,848
Property management expenses 2,213 2,167
General and administrative expenses:
Compensation expenses 3,487 3,625
Other general and administrative expenses   2,705     3,215  
Total general and administrative expenses 6,192 6,840
Acquisition and integration expenses 172 109
Provision for loan losses 1,535 1,325
Depreciation and amortization expense 9,754 12,673
IRT internalization and management transition expenses 736
Shareholder activism expenses   694      
Total expenses   42,073     53,832  
Operating Income (12,470 ) (5,181 )
Other income (expense) 14 61
Gains (loss) on assets 12,006 (195 )
Asset impairment (7,424 ) (3,922 )
Gain (loss) on deconsolidation of properties (15,947 )
Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment 3,186 344
Change in fair value of financial instruments   (1,153 )   (4,088 )
Income (loss) before taxes (21,788 ) (12,981 )
Income tax benefit (provision)   249     993  
Income from continuing operations (21,539 ) (11,988 )
Discontinued operations:
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   -     1,485  
Net income (loss) (21,539 ) (10,503 )
Income allocated to preferred shares (8,526 ) (8,520 )
(Income) loss allocated to noncontrolling interests   (20 )   1,179  
Net income (loss) available to common shares $ (30,085 ) $ (17,844 )
 
Amount attributable to common shares:
Net income (loss) available to common shares from continuing operations $ (30,085 ) $ (19,363 )
Net income (loss) available to common shares from discontinued operations   -     1,519  
Net income (loss) available to common shares $ (30,085 ) $ (17,844 )
 
EPS - BASIC:
Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations $ (0.33 ) $ (0.22 )
Earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations   -     0.02  
Earnings per share - BASIC $ (0.33 ) $ (0.20 )
 
EPS - DILUTED:
Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations $ (0.33 ) $ (0.22 )
Earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations   -     0.02  
Earnings per share - DILUTED $ (0.33 ) $ (0.20 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding - Basic 91,300,812 91,018,160
Weighted-average shares outstanding - Diluted 91,300,812 91,018,160
 
 

Schedule IV

RAIT Financial Trust

Reconciliation of Net income (loss) Allocable to Common Shares and

Cash Available for Distribution and Funds From Operations (“FFO”)

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
($'s in 000's, except per share amounts)   Three Months Ended March 31,
2017   2016
 
FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (FFO):
Net Income (loss) available to common shares $ (30,085 ) $ (17,844 )
Add-Back (Deduct):
Depreciation 6,884 10,171
(Gains) Losses on the sale of real estate (12,006 ) 195
Asset impairment 7,424 3,922
Adjustments related to discontinued operations       825  
FFO $ (27,783 ) $ (2,731 )
FFO per share--basic $ (0.30 ) $ (0.03 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding 91,300,812 91,018,160
 
CASH AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION (CAD):
Net Income (loss) available to common shares $ (30,085 ) $ (17,844 )
Add-Back (Deduct):
Depreciation and amortization expense 9,754 12,673
Change in fair value of financial instruments 1,153 4,088
(Gains) losses on assets (12,006 ) 195
Gains (losses) on deconsolidation of properties 15,947
(Gains) losses on debt extinguishment (3,186 ) (344 )
Deferred income tax (benefit) provision (1,108 )
Straight-line rental adjustments 119 (418 )
Equity based compensation 344 1,068
Acquisition and integration expenses 172 109
Origination fees and other deferred items 11,688 6,931
Provision for loan losses 1,535 1,325
IRT internalization and management transition expenses 736
Asset impairment 7,424 3,922
Shareholder activism expenses 694

Net expenses associated with deconsolidated properties 873

Discontinued operations and noncontrolling interest effect of certain adjustments       2,282  
CAD $ 5,162   $ 12,879  
CAD per share $ 0.06   $ 0.14  
Weighted-average shares outstanding 91,300,812 91,018,160
 
 

Schedule V

RAIT Financial Trust

Reconciliation of NOI to Net income (loss)

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
($'s in 000's)   For the Three Months Ended

March 31,
2017

 

December 31,
2016

 

September 30,
2016

 

June 30,
2016

 

March 31,
2016

Same store property net operating income $ 7,791 $ 7,145 $ 8,955 $ 7,355 $ 7,288
Non same store property net operating income 1,640 3,272 6,024 7,984 7,919
Net interest margin 7,877 10,844 11,677 14,394 16,482
Fee and other income 1,661 1,400 1,946 1,914 2,114
Interest expense (10,143 ) (11,914 ) (13,298 ) (13,967 ) (15,870 )
Compensation expenses (3,487 ) (6,275 ) (4,675 ) (3,862 ) (3,625 )
General and administrative expenses (2,705 ) (3,300 ) (3,052 ) (3,706 ) (3,215 )
Property management expenses (2,213 ) (2,240 ) (2,226 ) (2,846 ) (2,167 )
Acquisition and integration expenses (172 ) (248 ) (197 ) (70 ) (109 )
Provision for loan losses (1,535 ) (3,848 ) (1,533 ) (1,344 ) (1,325 )
Depreciation and amortization expense (9,754 ) (12,031 ) (11,466 ) (15,134 ) (12,673 )
IRT internalization and management transition expenses (736 ) (6,271 ) - - -
Shareholder activism expenses (694 ) - - - -
Other income (expense) 14 (457 ) (70 ) 39 61
Gains (loss) on assets 12,006 29,461 18,194 5,812 (195 )
Gain (loss) on deconsolidation of properties (15,947 ) - - - -
Asset impairment (7,424 ) (11,127 ) (18,872 ) (3,864 ) (3,922 )
Gain (loss) on debt extinguishment 3,186 333 (6 ) 660 344
Change in fair value of financial instruments (1,153 ) 1,109 (1,375 ) (1,592 ) (4,088 )
Income tax benefit (provision) 249 (20,601 ) 15,302 1,756 993
Income from discontinued operations - 1,671 4,112 32,876 1,485
Gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations   -     47,808     -     -     -  
Net Income (Loss) $ (21,539 ) $ 24,731   $ 9,440   $ 26,405   $ (10,503 )
 

Schedule VI
RAIT Financial Trust
Definitions

Assets Under Management

Assets under management, or AUM, is an operating measure representing the total assets that we own or are managing for third parties. While not all AUM generates fee income, it is an important operating measure to gauge our asset growth, volume of originations, size and scale of our operations and our performance. AUM includes our total investment portfolio, assets associated with unconsolidated securitizations for which we derive asset management fees and real estate properties we manage on behalf of third parties.

Cash Available for Distribution

Cash available for distribution, or CAD, is a non-GAAP financial measure. We believe that CAD provides investors and management with a meaningful indicator of operating performance. Management also uses CAD, among other measures, to evaluate profitability and our board of trustees considers CAD in determining our quarterly cash distributions. We also believe that CAD is useful because it adjusts for a variety of noncash items (such as depreciation and amortization, equity-based compensation, provision for loan losses and non-cash interest income and expense items). In addition, the compensation committee of our board of trustees used CAD as a metric in establishing quantitative performance based awards for certain of our executive officers beginning in 2015.

We calculate CAD by subtracting from or adding to net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders the following items: depreciation and amortization items including depreciation and amortization expense, straight-line rental income or expense, amortization of deferred financing costs, and amortization of discounts on financings; origination fees; equity-based compensation; changes in the fair value of our financial instruments; realized gains (losses) on assets; provision for loan losses; asset impairments; acquisition gains or losses and transaction costs; deferred income tax benefit (provision); certain fee income eliminated in consolidation that is attributable to third parties; and one-time events pursuant to changes in U.S. GAAP and certain other non-routine items. In the quarter ended March 31, 2016, we changed our method of calculating CAD to exclude the impact of real property sales from CAD. We made this change in response to investor feedback to focus CAD on our core business activities. In addition, we provide guidance regarding our expected CAD in future periods and this change removes variability resulting from the ultimate timing of future property sales.

CAD should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) or cash generated from operating activities, determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of operating performance. For example, CAD does not adjust for the accrual of income and expenses that may not be received or paid in cash during the associated periods. Please refer to our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP in our most recent report on Form 10-K or Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, our methodology for calculating CAD may differ from the methodologies used by other comparable companies, including other REITs, when calculating the same or similar supplemental financial measures and may not be comparable with these companies.

Funds from Operations

We believe that funds from operations, or FFO, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is an additional appropriate measure of the operating performance of a REIT. We compute FFO in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, as net income or loss allocated to common shares (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding real estate-related depreciation expense, gains or losses on sales of real estate, asset impairment and the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles. Our management utilizes FFO as a measure of our operating performance. FFO is not an equivalent to net income or cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Furthermore, FFO does not represent amounts available for management’s discretionary use because of needed capital replacement or expansion, debt service obligations or other commitments or uncertainties. FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income as an indicator of our operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.

Gross Real Estate Investments

Gross real estate investments equal investments in real estate, net plus accumulated depreciation as it appears on the consolidated balance sheet. The following table provides a reconciliation of investments in real estate, net to total gross real estate investments.

   
As of

March 31,
2017

   

December 31,
2016

   

September 30,
2016

   

June 30,
2016

   

March 31,
2016

Investments in real estate, net $ 580,051 $ 716,432 $ 808,749 $ 930,987 $ 965,296
Plus: Accumulated Depreciation   114,179   138,214   156,613   164,037   164,999
Gross real estate investments $ 694,230 $ 854,646 $ 965,362 $ 1,095,024 $ 1,130,295
 

Net Operating Income

Net Operating Income (“NOI”), a non-GAAP financial measure, is a useful measure of the operating performance of its real estate portfolio. NOI is defined as total property revenue less total real estate operating expenses, excluding depreciation and amortization and interest expense. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating NOI, and accordingly, our NOI may not be comparable to other REITs. We believe that this measure provides an operating perspective not immediately apparent from GAAP operating income or net income. We use NOI to evaluate our real estate portfolio performance on a same store and non-same store basis because NOI measures the core operations of property performance by excluding corporate level expenses and other items not related to property operating performance and captures trends in rental rates and property operating expenses.

Same Store Properties and Same Store Portfolio

RAIT reviews its same store properties or portfolio at the beginning of each calendar year. Properties are added into the same store portfolio if they were owned at the beginning of the previous year. Properties that have been sold are excluded from the same store portfolio. Properties included in the redevelopment portfolio are not part of the same store portfolio.

Total Gross Assets

Total Gross Assets equals total assets plus accumulated depreciation as these captions are reported on the consolidated balance sheet. The following table provides a reconciliation of total assets to total gross assets.

   
As of

March 31,
2017

   

December 31,
2016

   

September 30,
2016

   

June 30,
2016

   

March 31,
2016

Total Assets $ 2,222,615 $ 2,406,843 $ 3,882,531 $ 4,040,064 $ 4,317,770
Plus: Accumulated Depreciation (a) 114,179 138,214 209,437 209,096 209,421
Plus: Accumulated Amortization (b) (c)   10,658   11,245   26,247   25,926   24,422
Total Gross Assets $ 2,347,452 $ 2,556,302 $ 4,118,215 $ 4,275,086 $ 4,551,613
 
(a)   Includes accumulated depreciation from discontinued operations.
(b) Includes accumulated amortization from discontinued operations.
(c) Represents accumulated amortization on real estate-related intangible assets and liabilities.
 

Contacts

RAIT Financial Trust
Andres Viroslav, 215-207-2100
aviroslav@rait.com

Contacts

RAIT Financial Trust
Andres Viroslav, 215-207-2100
aviroslav@rait.com