Whitestone REIT Announces Operating Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013

2013 Highlights

- Funds From Operations Core for 2013 Increased 16%, to $1.10 per share -
- 51% Year-Over Year Increase in Annual Funds From Operations Core -
- 33% Increase in Annual Revenue -
- Net Income Increased to $3.9 Million -
- Completed $131 Million in Acquisitions in 2013 -
- Occupancy Increased to 86.8% -
- Company Provides 2014 Guidance -

HOUSTON--()--Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR - “Whitestone” or the “Company”), a fully integrated real estate company that owns, re-develops, leases, manages, and operates Community Centered PropertiesTM, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013.

"We are proud of our strong results in 2013, particularly the fact that we added over $131 million of new Community Centered PropertiesTM and adjacent land parcels in our high-growth target markets of Arizona and Texas. For the second consecutive year, these acquisitions have been drivers of strong cash flow and earnings per share growth," stated James C. Mastandrea, Whitestone’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to pursuing additional accretive opportunities, most importantly, we have provided the Company with a solid foundation that will support additional organic growth through leasing our space primarily to tenants that require less than 3,000 square feet. We have a singular focus to deliver our tenants great service and an ability to help them expand their needs for space as their businesses grow. We expect to build upon the progress we made this past year and foster additional success and growth in the coming years, in our efforts to continue to create value for our shareholders.”

Highlights: Fourth Quarter 2013 Compared to Fourth Quarter 2012**

  • During the quarter ended December 31, 2013, the Company completed approximately $60 million in acquisitions of value-add Community Centered PropertiesTM and adjacent deployable land parcels in high growth target markets in the fourth quarter, that contributed only partially to 2013 results.

**The Company's 2012 fourth quarter results, except Funds From Operations (“FFO”)-Core, include a previously disclosed contingency that resulted in an expense of $2.2 million, or ($0.12) per fully diluted share and Operating Partnership ("OP") unit.

  • Total revenues increased 27% to $17.2 million compared to $13.5 million.
  • FFO-Core increased 48%, or approximately $2.0 million, to $6.2 million from $4.2 million. FFO-Core per diluted common share and OP unit was $0.28, as compared to $0.24 per diluted common share and OP unit for the same period in 2012. FFO-Core excludes non-cash share based compensation related to the vesting of restricted share grants of $0.8 million and $0.3 million in 2013 and 2012, respectively, or $0.04 and $0.02 per diluted common share and OP unit in 2013 and 2012, respectively. FFO-Core excludes acquisition expenses of $398,000 and $166,000 in 2013 and 2012, respectively. In addition 2012 FFO-Core, excludes a non-comparable expense of $2.2 million.
  • Net income was $1.3 million, up from $0.7 million excluding a non-comparable expense of $2.2 million in 2012.
  • FFO increased to $4.9 million or $0.22 per share, up from $1.5 million in 2012 which included the non-comparable expense of $2.2 million.
  • Occupancy increased to 86.8% up 200 basis points.
  • Property net operating income (“NOI”) increased 28% to $10.7 million compared to $8.4 million. The increase of $2.3 million is primarily attributable to new acquisitions.

Highlights: 2013 Compared to 2012**

  • During the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company completed approximately $131 million in acquisitions of value-add Community Centered PropertiesTM and adjacent land parcels in high growth target markets. The Company’s acquisitions since 2011 exceed $300 million.

**The Company's 2012 results, except FFO-Core, include a previously disclosed contingency that resulted in an expense of $2.2 million, or ($0.12) per fully diluted share and OP unit.

  • Total revenues for 2013 increased 33% to $62.1 million versus $46.6 million.
  • FFO-Core increased 51%, or approximately $7.1 million, to $20.8 million as compared to $13.7 million.
  • FFO-Core per diluted common share and OP unit was $1.10, as compared to $0.95 per diluted common share and OP unit, a 16% improvement. FFO-Core excludes acquisition expenses of $1.0 million and $0.7 million in 2013 and 2012, respectively, legal settlement expenses of $0.1 million in 2012, and a non-comparable expense of $2.2 million in 2012.
  • FFO grew to $17.3 million, or $0.91 per diluted common share and OP unit, as compared to $10.3 million, or $0.71 per diluted common share and OP unit, for 2012. FFO in 2012 includes the non-comparable expense of $2.2 million.
  • Property NOI increased 34% to $38.6 million, as compared to $28.9 million. The increase of $9.7 million is primarily attributable to new acquisitions.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Leasing Highlights

The Company's total occupancy was 86.8% as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, up 200 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2012. The occupancy of Whitestone's Operating Portfolio was 88.1% as of December 31, 2013, compared to 86.7% at December 31, 2012. The Company defines Operating Portfolio Occupancy Rate as physical occupancy in all properties, excluding new acquisitions through the earlier of attainment of 90% occupancy or 18 months of ownership, and properties that are undergoing significant redevelopment or re-tenanting.

During the fourth quarter of 2013, the leasing team signed 91 leases totaling 236,043 square feet in new, expansion, and renewal leases. The average lease size was 2,594 square feet. For the fourth quarter of 2013, total lease value added was $10.8 million, down 5% from total lease value added in the fourth quarter of 2012. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, total lease value added was $44.2 million, up 25% when compared to full year 2012.

Acquisition Activity

During the fourth quarter of 2013, Whitestone completed three acquisitions of Community Centered Properties in Phoenix and north Houston.

  • On October 7, 2013, the Company acquired Fountain Hills Plaza for approximately $20.6 million in cash and net prorations. The property is located in the 10,000 household master-planned community of Fountain Hills, a suburb of Phoenix. The purchase of the 111,289 square foot property includes the adjacent approximate one acre development-ready pad site that can accommodate an additional 7,000 square feet of multi-tenant retail space. Fountain Hills Plaza is dual-anchored by a 49,000 square foot Bashas' and a 27,000 square foot Ace Hardware and was 87% leased at the time of purchase.
  • On October 17, 2013, Whitestone acquired a 2.50 acre parcel for $2.8 million in cash and net prorations. The parcel is located in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and is contiguous to our Corporate Park Woodland property. At the time of purchase, the parcel had 16,220 square feet and was 63% leased. The property is located on Interstate 45 in north Houston and is in close proximity to the 385-acre Exxon Mobil campus scheduled to bring approximately 10,000 employees by 2015.
  • On December 5, 2013, the Company acquired Market Street at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, for approximately $37.4 million in cash and net prorations. The 241,280-square-foot property, was 80% leased at the time of purchase and includes land to build and lease another 35,000 square feet. The property is located in the DC Ranch master planned community with a mix of retail and office space with national credit tenants including Safeway Supermarkets, Wells Fargo, Grimaldi's Pizza, McCormick & Co., Edward Jones and Fleming's Steakhouse.

Community Centered PropertiesTM Portfolio Statistics

As of December 31, 2013, Whitestone owned 60 Community Centered PropertiesTM with 5.0 million square feet of gross leasable area, including six development land parcels, located in five of the top markets in the United States in terms of population growth: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix and Chicago.

The Company's strategic efforts target entrepreneurial tenants that provide services to the surrounding neighborhood at each Community Centered PropertyTM. These tenants tend to occupy smaller spaces (less than 3,000 square feet) and, as of December 31, 2013, provided a 51% premium rental rate compared to Whitestone's larger space tenants. As of December 31, 2013, the Company serviced 1,243 tenants throughout its portfolio. No single tenant accounted for more than 2.0% of the Company's annualized base rental revenues as of December 31, 2013.

Balance Sheet

Undepreciated real estate assets increased 33% to $546.3 million as of December 31, 2013 as compared to the prior year end.

Real estate debt as a percentage of total market capitalization was 46% as of December 31, 2013 as compared to 43% as of December 31, 2012.

Whitestone had 41 properties unencumbered by mortgage debt as of December 31, 2013, with an undepreciated cost basis of $357.2 million. The total undepreciated value of the Company's real estate assets and real estate indebtedness was $546.3 million and $409.7 million as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. As of December 31, 2013, $179.5 million, or approximately 68%, of the Company's debt was subject to fixed interest rates. The Company's weighted average interest rate on all debt as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2013 was 3.1%.

On November 26, 2013, the Company entered into a $37.0 million promissory note (the "Jackson Life Note"), with a fixed interest rate of 3.76% payable to Jackson Life National Insurance Company and a maturity of December 1, 2020. Proceeds from the Jackson Life Note were used to repay our existing $26.9 million floating rate loan that matured on December 1, 2013. The remainder of the proceeds was used to pay off approximately $10.1 million in fixed rate indebtedness maturing in 2014.

The Jackson Life Note is a non-recourse loan secured by nine Whitestone properties, including Corporate Park Woodland, Holly Hall Industrial Park, Interstate 10, Main Park, Plaza Park, Westbelt Plaza, Westgate Service Center, Corporate Park West and Dairy Ashford.

On December 16, 2013, the Company entered into a $15.1 million promissory note (the "Anthem Note"), with a fixed interest rate of 4.99% payable to Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corporation and a maturity of January 6, 2024. Proceeds from the Anthem Note were used to repay a portion of our unsecured revolving credit facility.

On December 23, 2013, the Company entered into a $6.5 million promissory note (the "Woodlake Note"), with a fixed interest rate of 3.80% payable to Western Reserve Life Assurance Company of Ohio and a maturity of January 1, 2019. Proceeds from the Woodlake Note were used to repay a portion of the Company's unsecured revolving credit facility.

On October 8, 2013, the Company completed the sale of 4,000,000 common shares, $0.001 par value per share, and on October 28, 2013, upon the underwriters' exercise of the over-allotment option, the Company completed the sale of 600,000 additional common shares, at a price to the public of $13.54 per share. Total net proceeds from the offering, including the over-allotment shares, and after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses, were approximately $59.7 million.

Supplemental Financial Information

Further details regarding Whitestone REIT's results of operations, communities and tenants can be accessed at the Company's website at www.whitestonereit.com.

Dividend

On February 24, 2014, the Company declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.285 per common share and OP unit for the second quarter of 2014, to be paid in three equal installments of $0.095 in April, May and June 2014. The dividend amount per share has remained the same since the distribution paid on July 8, 2010.

The record and payment dates for the second quarter 2014 dividend are as follows:

           
Month Record Date Payment Date
April 4/2/2014 4/9/2014
May 5/5/2014 5/12/2014
June 6/2/2014 6/9/2014
 

Earnings Guidance

Whitestone provided initial earnings guidance for 2014 based on its current and expected views of the commercial real estate market and general economic conditions. Full-year 2014 FFO Core is expected to be $1.09 to $1.18 per diluted share, Full-year 2014 FFO is expected to be $0.88 to $0.97 per diluted share and full-year 2014 EPS is expected to be $0.22 to $0.30 per diluted share. Guidance for EPS excludes gains on real estate transactions.

The midpoint of the Company’s initial 2014 earnings guidance assumes acquisitions of $60 million, dispositions of $15 million, and development of $15 million during 2014. The net impact to 2014 FFO Core from projected 2014 acquisitions, net of dispositions and interest cost is approximately $0.03 to $0.05 per diluted share. Whitestone expects same-property NOI growth between 4% and 7%.

Whitestone intends to update its earnings guidance to the market on a quarterly basis. Additional information on the Company’s 2014 financial outlook and a reconciliation of expected net income attributable to common shareholders to expected FFO and FFO Core are included in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

Webcast and Conference Call

Whitestone will host a webcast and conference call for investors and other interested parties on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 11:30 A.M. (Eastern Time). Interested parties can listen to the call live on the internet through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.whitestonereit.com, using the News/Events - Press Releases tab. The call is also accessible via telephone by dialing 1-(888) 724-9493 for domestic participants or 1-(913) 312-1491 for international participants. Listeners should go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software. Those dialing in should call in at least five to ten minutes prior to the start.

The conference call will be recorded and a telephone replay will be available through March 13, 2014, by dialing 1-(877) 870-5176 for domestic participants or 1-(858) 384-5517 for international participants and entering the pass code 8958227. Additionally, a replay of the call will be available on the Company’s website until its next earnings release.

The earnings release and supplemental data package will be located in the Investor Relations section of the website on the News/Events - Press Releases tab. For those without internet access, the fourth quarter earnings release and supplemental data package will be available by mail upon request. To receive a copy, please call the Company’s Investor Relations line at (713) 435-2219.

About Whitestone REIT

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) is a fully integrated real estate investment trust ("REIT") that owns, operates and redevelops Community Centered PropertiesTM. Whitestone focuses on value creation in its community centers, concentrating on local service-oriented tenants that comprise approximately 70% of its tenants. Whitestone’s diversified tenant base provides service offerings including medical, education, casual dining, and convenience services. The largest of its 1,243 tenants comprised less than 2.0% of its annualized base rental revenues as of December 31, 2013. Founded in 1998, the Company is internally managed with a portfolio of 60 commercial properties in Texas, Arizona, and Illinois. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.whitestonereit.com. The Investor Relations section of the Company's website contains filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, news releases and financial reports.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). The Company intends for all such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, as applicable. Such information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Therefore, such statements are not intended to be a guarantee of our performance in future periods. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the Company's use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "plan," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "continue" or similar words or phrases that are predictions of future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Examples of such statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, the strength of the Company's leasing portfolio and lease renewal activities.

The following are some of the factors that could cause the Company's actual results and its expectations to differ materially from those described in the Company's forward-looking statements: the Company’s ability to meet its assumptions regarding its earnings guidance, including its ability to execute effectively its acquisition and disposition strategy, to continue to execute its development pipeline on schedule and at the expected costs, and its ability to grow its NOI as expected, which could be impacted by a number of factors, including, among other things, its ability to continue to renew leases or re-let space on attractive terms and to otherwise address its leasing rollover; the Company's ability to successfully identify and consummate suitable acquisitions; current adverse market and economic conditions; lease terminations or lease defaults; the impact of competition on the Company's efforts to renew existing leases; changes in the economies and other conditions of the specific markets in which the Company operates; economic and regulatory changes; the success of the Company's real estate strategies and investment objectives; the Company's ability to continue to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code; and other factors detailed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements contained in this press release, and the Company does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains the supplemental financial measures that are not calculated pursuant to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") including FFO, FFO Core, and NOI. Following are explanations and reconciliations of these metrics to their most comparable GAAP metric.

FFO: Management believes that FFO is a useful measure of the Company's operating performance. The Company computes FFO as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, ("NAREIT"), which states that FFO should represent net income available to common shareholders (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding gains or losses from sales of operating assets, impairment charges and extraordinary items, plus depreciation and amortization of operating properties, including the Company's share of unconsolidated real estate joint ventures and partnerships. FFO does not represent cash flows from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indication of the Company's performance or to cash flow from operations as a measure of liquidity or ability to make distributions and service debt.

Management considers FFO a useful additional measure of performance for an equity REIT because it facilitates an understanding of the operating performance of its properties without giving effect to real estate depreciation and amortization, which assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, management believes that FFO provides a more meaningful and accurate indication of the Company's performance and useful information for the investment community to compare Whitestone to other REITs since FFO is generally recognized as the industry standard for reporting the operations of REITs.

Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating FFO, and accordingly, the Company's FFO may not be comparable to other REITs. The Company presents FFO per diluted share calculations that are based on the outstanding dilutive common shares plus the outstanding OP units for the periods presented.

FFO Core: Management believes that the computation of FFO in accordance with NAREIT's definition includes certain non-cash and non-comparable items that affect the Company's period-over-period performance. These items include, but are not limited to, legal settlements, non-cash share-based compensation expense, rent support agreement payments received from sellers on acquired assets and acquisition costs. In addition, the Company believes that FFO Core is a useful supplemental measure for the investing community to use in comparing the Company to other REITs as many REITs provide some form of adjusted or modified FFO. However, other REITs may use different adjustments, and the Company's FFO Core may not be comparable to the adjusted or modified FFO of other REITs.

NOI: Management believes that NOI is a useful measure of the Company's property operating performance. The Company defines NOI as operating revenues (rental and other revenues) less property and related expenses (property operation and maintenance and real estate taxes). Because NOI excludes general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, involuntary conversion, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, gain or loss on sale or disposition of assets and capital expenditures and leasing costs, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the revenues and expenses directly associated with owning and operating commercial real estate properties and the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs, providing perspective not immediately apparent from net income. The Company uses NOI to evaluate its operating performance since NOI allows the Company to evaluate the impact of factors, such as occupancy levels, lease structure, lease rates and tenant base, have on the Company's results, margins and returns. In addition, management believes that NOI provides useful information to the investment community about the Company's property and operating performance when compared to other REITs since NOI is generally recognized as a standard measure of property performance in the real estate industry. However, NOI should not be viewed as a measure of the Company's overall financial performance since it does not reflect general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, involuntary conversion, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, gain or loss on sale or disposition of assets, and the level of capital expenditures and leasing costs necessary to maintain the operating performance of the Company's properties. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating NOI, and accordingly, the Company's NOI may not be comparable to that of other REITs.

 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
       
December 31,
2013   2012
ASSETS
Real estate assets, at cost
Property $ 546,274 $ 409,669
Accumulated depreciation   (66,008 )   (53,920 )
Total real estate assets 480,266 355,749
Cash and cash equivalents 6,491 6,544
Marketable securities 877 1,403
Escrows and acquisition deposits 2,095 6,672
Accrued rents and accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 9,929 7,947
Related party receivable 652
Unamortized lease commissions and loan costs 6,227 4,160
Prepaid expenses and other assets   2,089     2,244  
Total assets $ 507,974   $ 385,371  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities:
Notes payable $ 264,277 $ 190,608
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 12,773 13,824
Tenants' security deposits 3,591 3,024
Dividends and distributions payable   6,418     5,028  
Total liabilities   287,059     212,484  
Commitments and contingencies:
Equity:
Preferred shares, $0.001 par value per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012
Common shares, $0.001 par value per share; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 21,943,700 and 16,943,098 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively 22 16
Additional paid-in capital 291,571 224,237
Accumulated deficit (75,721 ) (57,830 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (54 )   (392 )
Total Whitestone REIT shareholders' equity 215,818 166,031
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary   5,097     6,856  
Total equity   220,915     172,887  
Total liabilities and equity $ 507,974   $ 385,371  
 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
     
Year Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2011
Property revenues
Rental revenues $ 48,862 $ 36,131 $ 27,814
Other revenues   13,283     10,423     7,101  
Total property revenues   62,145     46,554     34,915  
 
Property expenses
Property operation and maintenance 14,743 11,255 8,659
Real estate taxes   8,767     6,384     4,668  
Total property expenses   23,510     17,639     13,327  
 
Other expenses (income)
General and administrative 10,912 7,616 6,648
Depreciation and amortization 13,429 10,229 7,749
Executive relocation expense 2,177
Interest expense 10,150 8,732 6,344
Interest, dividend and other investment income   (136 )   (290 )   (460 )
Total other expense   34,355     28,464     20,281  
 
Income before loss on sale or disposal of assets and income taxes 4,280 451 1,307
 
Provision for income taxes (305 ) (286 ) (225 )
Loss on sale or disposal of assets   (56 )   (112 )   (146 )
Income before gain on sale of property 3,919 53 936
 
Gain on sale of property           397  
 
Net income 3,919 53 1,333
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   125     3     210  
 
Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 3,794   $ 50   $ 1,123  
 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
     
Year Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2011
Basic Earnings Per Share:
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares $ 0.21 $ $ 0.12  
Diluted Earnings Per Share:
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares $ 0.20 $ $ 0.12  
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 18,027 13,496 9,028
Diluted 18,273 13,613 9,042
 
Distributions declared per common share / OP unit $ 1.1400 $ 1.1400 $ 1.1400
 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
 
Net income $ 3,919 $ 53 $ 1,333
 
Other comprehensive gain (loss)
 
Unrealized gain on cash flow hedging activities 173 1
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale marketable securities   180   920   (1,329 )
 
Comprehensive income 4,272 974 4
 
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests   136   57   1  
 
Comprehensive income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 4,136 $ 917 $ 3  
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands, except per share data)
       

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Property revenues (unaudited) (unaudited)
Rental revenues $ 13,455 $ 10,488 $ 48,862 $ 36,131
Other revenues   3,735     3,035     13,283     10,423  
Total property revenues   17,190     13,523     62,145     46,554  
 
Property expenses
Property operation and maintenance 4,185 3,175 14,743 11,255
Real estate taxes   2,284     1,942     8,767     6,384  
Total property expenses   6,469     5,117     23,510     17,639  
 
Other expenses (income)
General and administrative 3,230 2,224 10,912 7,616
Depreciation and amortization 3,646 2,973 13,429 10,229
Executive relocation expense 2,177 2,177
Interest expense 2,486 2,408 10,150 8,732
Interest, dividend and other investment income   (22 )   (16 )   (136 )   (290 )
Total other expense   9,340     9,766     34,355     28,464  
 
Income (loss) before loss on disposal of assets and income taxes 1,381 (1,360 ) 4,280 451
 
Provision for income taxes (78 ) (74 ) (305 ) (286 )
Loss on sale or disposal of assets   (8 )   (7 )   (56 )   (112 )
 
Net income (loss) 1,295 (1,441 ) 3,919 53
 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   34     (104 )   125     3  
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 1,261   $ (1,337 ) $ 3,794   $ 50  
 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in thousands, except per share data)

       
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Basic Earnings Per Share:
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares (1) $ 0.06 $ (0.08 ) $ 0.21 $
Diluted Earnings Per Share:
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares (1) $ 0.06 $ (0.08 ) $ 0.20 $
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 21,323 16,733 18,027 13,496
Diluted 21,329 16,733 18,273 13,613
 
Distributions declared per common share / OP unit $ 0.2850 $ 0.2850 $ 1.1400 $ 1.1400
 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Net income (loss) $ 1,295 $ (1,441 ) $ 3,919 $ 53
 
Other comprehensive gain
 
Unrealized gain on cash flow hedging activities 11 10 173 1
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale marketable securities   4   29     180   920
 
Comprehensive income (loss) 1,310 (1,402 ) 4,272 974
 
Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests  

33

 

(101

)   136   57
 
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Whitestone REIT $

1,277

$

(1,301

) $ 4,136 $ 917
 

(1) The sum of individual quarterly basic and diluted earnings per share amounts may not agree with the year-to-date basic and diluted earning per share amounts as the result of each period's computation being based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during that period.

 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
     
Year Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2011
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 3,919 $ 53 $ 1,333
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 13,429 10,229 7,749
Amortization of deferred loan costs 1,046 1,426 616
Amortization of notes payable discount 463 317
Gain on sale of marketable securities (41 ) (110 ) (192 )
Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets and properties 56 112 (251 )
Bad debt expense 1,658 1,004 615
Share-based compensation 2,284 725 310
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Escrows and acquisition deposits 4,920 (1,104 ) (519 )
Accrued rent and accounts receivable (3,640 ) (2,930 ) (1,939 )
Related party receivable 652 (652 )
Unamortized lease commissions (1,221 ) (994 ) (995 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 962 (525 ) 296
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (1,170 ) 2,875 993
Tenants' security deposits   567     792     436  
Net cash provided by operating activities   23,884     11,218     8,452  
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions of real estate (119,102 ) (98,350 ) (65,910 )
Additions to real estate (6,291 ) (10,815 ) (7,568 )
Proceeds from sale of property 1,567
Investments in marketable securities (750 ) (13,520 )
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities   747     5,508     7,252  
Net cash used in investing activities   (124,646 )   (104,407 )   (78,179 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Distributions paid to common shareholders (20,294 ) (15,324 ) (10,045 )
Distributions paid to OP unit holders (691 ) (1,004 ) (1,974 )
Proceeds from issuance of common shares, net of offering costs 63,887 58,679 59,683
Payments of exchange offer costs (40 ) (479 )
Proceeds from revolving credit facility, net 65,800 58,000 11,000
Proceeds from notes payable 105,710 2,905
Repayments of notes payable (110,867 ) (4,146 ) (3,128 )
Payments of loan origination costs   (2,796 )   (1,688 )   (610 )
Net cash provided by financing activities   100,709     94,038     57,831  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (53 ) 849 (11,896 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   6,544     5,695     17,591  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 6,491   $ 6,544   $ 5,695  
 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Supplemental Disclosures
(in thousands)
     
Year Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2011
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid for interest $ 9,179 $ 7,137 $ 5,719
Cash paid for taxes $ 237 $ 326 $ 215
Non cash investing and financing activities:
Disposal of fully depreciated real estate $ 295 $ $ 238
Financed insurance premiums $ 883 $ 856 $ 649
Value of shares issued under dividend reinvestment plan $ 99 $ 90 $ 6
Acquired interest rate swap $ $ 1,901 $
Debt discount on acquired note payable $ $ (1,329 ) $
Value of common shares exchanged for OP units $ 1,236 $ 7,272 $ 4,972
Change in fair value of available-for-sale securities $ 180 $ 920 $ (1,329 )
Change in fair value of cash flow hedge $ 173 $ 1 $
Debt assumed with acquisitions of real estate $ 11,100 $ 9,166 $ 15,425
Interest supplement assumed with acquisition of real estate $ 932 $ $
 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(in thousands, expect per share and per unit data)
         
Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012 2011
FFO AND FFO CORE
Net income (loss) attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 1,261 $ (1,337 ) $ 3,794 $ 50 $ 1,123
Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets 3,623 2,948 13,339 10,108 7,625
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets 8 7 56 112 (251 )
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   34     (104 )   125     3     210  
FFO 4,926 1,514 17,314 10,273 8,707
 
Non cash share-based compensation expense 783 341 2,284 725 310
Acquisition costs 398 166 1,010 698 666
Rent support agreement payments received 97 188
Executive relocation expense 2,177 2,177
Legal settlement               (131 )   254  
FFO-Core $ 6,204   $ 4,198   $ 20,796   $ 13,742   $ 9,937  
 

FFO PER SHARE AND OP UNIT CALCULATION:

Numerator:
FFO $ 4,926 $ 1,514 $ 17,314 $ 10,273 $ 8,707
Distributions paid on unvested restricted common shares   (18 )   (11 )   (50 )   (22 )   (17 )
FFO excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted common shares $ 4,908   $ 1,503   $ 17,264   $ 10,251   $ 8,690  
FFO-Core excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted common shares $ 6,186   $ 4,187   $ 20,746   $ 13,720   $ 9,920  
 
Denominator:
Weighted average number of total common shares - basic 21,323 16,733 18,027 13,496 9,028
Weighted average number of total noncontrolling OP units - basic   569     735     596     848     1,705  
Weighted average number of total commons shares and noncontrolling OP units - basic 21,892 17,468 18,623 14,344 10,733
 
Effect of dilutive securities:
Unvested restricted shares   265     121     246     117     14  
Weighted average number of total common shares and noncontrolling OP units - dilutive   22,157     17,589     18,869     14,461     10,747  
 
FFO per common share and OP unit - basic $ 0.22 $ 0.09 $ 0.93 $ 0.71 $ 0.81
FFO per common share and OP unit - diluted $ 0.22 $ 0.09 $ 0.91 $ 0.71 $ 0.81
 
FFO-Core per common share and OP unit - basic $ 0.28 $ 0.24 $ 1.11 $ 0.96 $ 0.92
FFO-Core per common share and OP unit - diluted $ 0.28 $ 0.24 $ 1.10 $ 0.95 $ 0.92
 
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(in thousands, expect per share and per unit data)
         
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012 2011
PROPERTY NET OPERATING INCOME
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 1,261 $ (1,337 ) $ 3,794 50 $ 1,123
General and administrative expenses 3,230 2,224 10,912 7,616 6,648
Depreciation and amortization 3,646 2,973 13,429 10,229 7,749
Executive relocation expense 2,177 2,177
Interest expense 2,486 2,408 10,150 8,732 6,344
Interest, dividend and other investment income (22 ) (16 ) (136 ) (290 ) (460 )
Provision for income taxes 78 74 305 286 225
Loss on disposal of assets 8 7 56 112 146
Gain on sale of property (397 )
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   34     (104 )   125     3     210  
NOI $ 10,721   $ 8,406   $ 38,635   $ 28,915   $ 21,588  

Contacts

Whitestone REIT
Suzy Taylor, 713-435-2219
Director of Investor Relations
STaylor@WhitestoneREIT.com

Contacts

Whitestone REIT
Suzy Taylor, 713-435-2219
Director of Investor Relations
STaylor@WhitestoneREIT.com