Innovative Industrial Properties Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Investments and Portfolio Performance Drive Q2 Y-O-Y Growth of 101% in Total Revenues, 124% in Net Income and 104% in AFFO

SAN DIEGO--()--Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIP), the first and only real estate company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIPR) focused on the regulated U.S. cannabis industry, announced today results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Second Quarter 2021 and Subsequent Events Highlights

Financial Results and Financing Activity

  • Generated total revenues of approximately $48.9 million in the quarter, representing a 101% increase from the prior year’s second quarter.
  • Recorded net income attributable to common stockholders of approximately $29.0 million for the quarter, or $1.17 per diluted share, and adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) of approximately $43.0 million, or $1.64 per diluted share (Note: AFFO per diluted share for the period includes the dilutive impact of the assumed full exchange of IIP’s $143.75 million of exchangeable senior notes (the Exchangeable Senior Notes) for shares of common stock).
  • Paid a quarterly dividend of $1.40 per share on July 15, 2021 to common stockholders of record as of June 30, 2021, representing an approximately 32% increase over the second quarter 2020’s dividend.
  • Obtained an investment grade rating from a national rating agency and closed on a $300.0 million private placement of 5.50% unsecured senior notes due May 2026 (the Unsecured Senior Notes).

Investment Activity

  • From April 1, 2021 through today, made five acquisitions for properties located in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania; and executed three lease amendments to provide additional tenant improvements at properties located in Florida and Pennsylvania.
  • In these transactions, established new tenant relationships with Sozo Companies, Inc. and Temescal Wellness of Massachusetts, LLC, while expanding existing relationships with 4Front Ventures Corp., Green Peak Industries LLC (Skymint), Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., Jushi Holdings Inc. and Parallel.

Balance Sheet Highlights (at June 30, 2021)

  • Approximately $156.3 million in cash and cash equivalents and approximately $649.4 million in short-term investments, totaling approximately $805.7 million.
  • 21% debt to total gross assets, with approximately $2.1 billion in total gross assets and no secured debt.

Portfolio Update and Investment Activity

IIP acquired the following properties and made the following additional funds available to tenants for improvements at IIP’s properties during the period from April 1, 2021 through today (dollars in thousands):

State

 

Closing Date

 

Rentable
Sq. Ft.(1)

 

Purchase
Price(2)

 

Additional
Investment

 

Total
Investment

 

Pennsylvania

 

April 1, 2021

 

 

40,000

 

 

N/A

 

 

30,000

 

 

30,000

(3)

Michigan

 

April 16, 2021

 

 

175,000

 

 

15,550

 

 

14,450

 

 

30,000

(4)

Pennsylvania

 

May 13, 2021

 

 

239,000

 

 

41,750

 

 

26,000

 

 

67,750

(5)

Michigan

 

May 14, 2021

 

 

85,000

 

 

10,250

 

 

5,750

 

 

16,000

(6)

Massachusetts

 

May 26, 2021

 

 

70,000

 

 

3,100

 

 

15,000

 

 

18,100

(7)

Florida

 

June 8, 2021

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

8,000

 

 

8,000

(8)

Florida

 

June 18, 2021

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

7,100

 

 

7,100

(9)

Illinois

 

August 3, 2021

 

 

250,000

 

 

6,500

 

 

43,750

 

 

50,250

(10)

 

 

Totals

 

 

859,000

 

$

77,150

 

$

150,050

 

$

227,200

 

____________

(1)

Includes expected rentable square feet at completion of construction for certain properties.

(2)

Excludes transaction costs.

(3)

The amount relates to a lease amendment which increased the tenant improvement allowance under a lease at one of IIP’s Pennsylvania properties by $30.0 million to a total of approximately $40.0 million, and also resulted in a corresponding adjustment to the base rent for the lease at the property. With this additional tenant improvement allowance, the tenant is expected to expand the facility by approximately 40,000 square feet and complete the buildout of the existing 89,000 square foot building.

(4)

The tenant is expected to complete tenant improvements at the property, for which IIP agreed to provide reimbursement of up to approximately $14.4 million.

(5)

The tenant is expected to complete tenant improvements at the property, for which IIP agreed to provide reimbursement of up to $26.0 million.

(6)

The tenant is expected to complete tenant improvements at the property, for which IIP agreed to provide reimbursement of up to approximately $5.7 million.

(7)

The tenant is expected to complete tenant improvements at the property, for which IIP agreed to provide reimbursement of up to $15.0 million.

(8)

The amount relates to a lease amendment which increased the tenant improvement allowance under a lease at one of IIP’s Florida properties by $8.0 million to a total of $16.2 million, and also resulted in a corresponding adjustment to the base rent for the lease at the property.

(9)

The amount relates to a lease amendment which increased the tenant improvement allowance under a lease at one of IIP’s Florida properties by $7.1 million to a total of approximately $17.9 million, and also resulted in a corresponding adjustment to the base rent for the lease at the property.

(10)

The tenant is expected to construct approximately 250,000 square feet of industrial space at the property, for which IIP agreed to provide reimbursement of up to approximately $43.8 million.

In addition, on June 25, 2021, IIP closed on a construction loan with a developer for the construction of a regulated cannabis cultivation and processing facility in California. IIP is expected to lend up to $18.5 million to the developer for the construction of an approximately 102,000 square foot building. Following completion of development of the property, IIP has an option to purchase the property, and may execute a negotiated lease with an affiliate of the developer or with another third party, if IIP determines to exercise its purchase option. The developer is required to complete construction by June 2022, subject to extension in certain circumstances, and the maturity date for the construction loan is December 25, 2022, with interest payable at maturity.

As of August 4, 2021, IIP owned 73 properties located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington, representing a total of approximately 6.8 million rentable square feet (including approximately 2.4 million rentable square feet under development/redevelopment), which were 100% leased with a weighted-average remaining lease term of approximately 16.7 years. As of August 4, 2021, IIP had invested approximately $1.3 billion across its portfolio and had committed an additional approximately $358.3 million to reimburse certain tenants and sellers for completion of construction and tenant improvements at IIP’s properties, excluding the $18.5 million construction loan from IIP to a developer for the development of a regulated cannabis cultivation and processing facility in California.

Financing Activity

In May 2021, IIP, through its operating partnership subsidiary (the Operating Partnership), obtained an investment grade rating from a national rating agency and subsequently issued $300 million aggregate principal amount of the Unsecured Senior Notes in a private placement. The Unsecured Senior Notes are the Operating Partnership’s general unsecured and unsubordinated obligations, are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by IIP and the Operating Partnership’s subsidiaries, and rank equally in right of payment with all of the Operating Partnership’s existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness, including its Exchangeable Senior Notes. The Unsecured Senior Notes are governed by an indenture, which includes certain covenants.

The sale of the Unsecured Senior Notes generated net proceeds of approximately $293 million, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discounts and commissions and offering expenses. The Unsecured Senior Notes bear interest at 5.50% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each year, until the maturity date of May 25, 2026. IIP intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to invest in specialized industrial real estate assets that support the regulated cannabis industry that are consistent with its investment strategy, and for general corporate purposes.

Financial Results

IIP generated total revenues of approximately $48.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to approximately $24.3 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of 101%. The increase was driven primarily by the acquisition and leasing of new properties, in addition to contractual rental escalations at certain properties. Total revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2021 included $625,000 in stipulated rent paid by the receivership at IIP’s Los Angeles, California property relating to rent owed by the receivership in 2020 (the receivership concluded and IIP re-leased the property in January 2021 to a subsidiary of Holistic Industries, Inc.). Total revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2020 included the drawdown of part of the security deposits totaling approximately $743,000 at certain properties leased by three tenants as part of the temporary rent deferral programs put in place last year at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 30, 2021, approximately $­­­1.3 million of the deferred rents, property management fees and security deposits have been repaid. The remaining total balance of approximately $1.2 million is scheduled for pro rata monthly payments and to be repaid in full by December 2021.

IIP generated total revenues of approximately $91.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, compared to approximately $45.5 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of 102%. The increase was driven primarily by the acquisition and leasing of new properties, additional tenant improvement allowances and construction funding at existing properties resulting in adjustments to base rent, and contractual rental escalations at certain properties. Total revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2020 also included approximately $422,000 of tenant reimbursements, rent collected and associated lease penalties through the drawdown of the security deposit at IIP’s Los Angeles, California property, where the tenant was in receivership and defaulted on its lease obligations, and the drawdown of part of the security deposits totaling approximately $940,000 at certain properties as part of the temporary rent deferral programs with the three tenants described above.

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, IIP recorded net income attributable to common stockholders and net income attributable to common stockholders per diluted share of approximately $29.0 million and $1.17, respectively; funds from operations (“FFO”) (diluted) and FFO per diluted share of approximately $40.7 million and $1.56, respectively; and AFFO and AFFO per diluted share of approximately $43.0 million and $1.64, respectively.

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, IIP recorded net income attributable to common stockholders and net income attributable to common stockholders per diluted share of approximately $54.6 million and $2.22, respectively; FFO (diluted) and FFO per diluted share of approximately $77.0 million and $2.94, respectively; and AFFO and AFFO per diluted share of approximately $81.4 million and $3.11, respectively.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, FFO (diluted), AFFO and FFO and AFFO per diluted share include the dilutive impact of the assumed full exchange of the Exchangeable Senior Notes for shares of common stock. As a result, for purposes of calculating FFO (diluted), cash and non-cash interest expense of the Exchangeable Senior Notes was added back to FFO, and the total diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding increased by 2,182,691 shares for both periods, which were the potentially issuable shares as if the Exchangeable Senior Notes were exchanged at the beginning of the respective periods. These adjustments applied only for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. The Exchangeable Senior Notes were anti-dilutive for purposes of calculating earnings per diluted share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, and as such, were treated as anti-dilutive for purposes of calculating FFO, AFFO and FFO and AFFO per diluted share for those periods.

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

Teleconference and Webcast

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. will conduct a conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Thursday, August 5, 2021 to discuss IIP’s financial results and operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. The call will be open to all interested investors through a live audio webcast at the Investor Relations section of IIP’s website at www.innovativeindustrialproperties.com, or live by calling 1-877-328-5514 (domestic) or 1-412-902-6764 (international) and asking to be joined to the Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. conference call. The complete webcast will be archived for 90 days on IIP’s website. A telephone playback of the conference call will also be available from 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, August 5, 2021 until 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, August 12, 2021, by calling 1-877-344-7529 (domestic), 855-669-9658 (Canada) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and using access code 10158821.

About Innovative Industrial Properties

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is a self-advised Maryland corporation focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized properties leased to experienced, state-licensed operators for their regulated cannabis facilities. Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, commencing with the year ended December 31, 2017. Additional information is available at www.innovativeindustrialproperties.com.

This press release contains statements that IIP believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than historical facts are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as IIP “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “believes” or “should” or the negative thereof or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. Investors should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements. IIP disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

Assets

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Real estate, at cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

$

91,659

 

 

$

75,660

 

Buildings and improvements

 

 

763,266

 

 

 

644,932

 

Tenant improvements

 

 

476,974

 

 

 

339,647

 

Construction in progress

 

 

3,835

 

 

 

 

Total real estate, at cost

 

 

1,335,734

 

 

 

1,060,239

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

(58,875

)

 

 

(40,195

)

Net real estate held for investment

 

 

1,276,859

 

 

 

1,020,044

 

Construction loan

 

 

6,000

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

156,314

 

 

 

126,006

 

Investments

 

 

649,352

 

 

 

619,275

 

Right of use office lease asset

 

 

866

 

 

 

980

 

Other assets, net

 

 

1,457

 

 

 

1,776

 

Total assets

 

$

2,090,848

 

 

$

1,768,081

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchangeable senior notes, net

 

$

137,749

 

 

$

136,693

 

Unsecured senior notes, net

 

 

293,438

 

 

 

 

Tenant improvements and construction funding payable

 

 

60,670

 

 

 

36,500

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

4,865

 

 

 

4,641

 

Dividends payable

 

 

33,922

 

 

 

30,065

 

Other liabilities

 

 

3,191

 

 

 

1,057

 

Rent received in advance and tenant security deposits

 

 

41,846

 

 

 

34,153

 

Total liabilities

 

 

575,681

 

 

 

243,109

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized: 9.00% Series A cumulative redeemable preferred stock, $15,000 liquidation preference ($25.00 per share), 600,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

 

 

14,009

 

 

 

14,009

 

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized: 23,928,304 and 23,936,928 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

24

 

 

 

24

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

1,559,908

 

 

 

1,559,059

 

Dividends in excess of earnings

 

 

(58,774

)

 

 

(48,120

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

1,515,167

 

 

 

1,524,972

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

2,090,848

 

 

$

1,768,081

 

INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental (including tenant reimbursements)

 

$

48,867

 

 

$

24,346

 

 

$

91,752

 

 

$

45,476

 

 

Total revenues

 

 

48,867

 

 

 

24,346

 

 

 

91,752

 

 

 

45,476

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property expenses

 

 

482

 

 

 

414

 

 

 

1,252

 

 

 

1,014

 

 

General and administrative expense

 

 

5,604

 

 

 

3,010

 

 

 

11,204

 

 

 

6,356

 

 

Depreciation expense

 

 

9,841

 

 

 

6,746

 

 

 

18,680

 

 

 

11,653

 

 

Total expenses

 

 

15,927

 

 

 

10,170

 

 

 

31,136

 

 

 

19,023

 

 

Income from operations

 

 

32,940

 

 

 

14,176

 

 

 

60,616

 

 

 

26,453

 

 

Interest and other income

 

 

91

 

 

 

989

 

 

 

215

 

 

 

2,433

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(3,692

)

 

 

(1,855

)

 

 

(5,565

)

 

 

(3,704

)

 

Net income

 

 

29,339

 

 

 

13,310

 

 

 

55,266

 

 

 

25,182

 

 

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

(338

)

 

 

(338

)

 

 

(676

)

 

 

(676

)

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

 

$

29,001

 

 

$

12,972

 

 

$

54,590

 

 

$

24,506

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.21

 

 

$

0.73

 

 

$

2.27

 

 

$

1.46

 

 

Diluted

 

$

1.17

 

 

$

0.73

 

 

$

2.22

 

 

$

1.45

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

23,889,761

 

 

 

17,530,721

 

 

 

23,889,580

 

 

 

16,657,509

 

 

Diluted

 

 

26,168,682

 

 

 

17,644,829

 

 

 

26,166,494

 

 

 

16,771,460

 

 

INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FFO AND AFFO

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Net income attributable to common stockholders

 

$

29,001

 

$

12,972

 

$

54,590

 

$

24,506

Real estate depreciation

 

 

9,841

 

 

6,746

 

 

18,680

 

 

11,653

FFO attributable to common stockholders (basic)

 

 

38,842

 

 

19,718

 

 

73,270

 

 

36,159

Cash and non-cash interest expense on Exchangeable Senior Notes

 

 

1,879

 

 

 

 

3,752

 

 

FFO attributable to common stockholders (diluted)

 

 

40,721

 

 

19,718

 

 

77,022

 

 

36,159

Stock-based compensation

 

 

2,132

 

 

822

 

 

4,232

 

 

1,647

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

118

 

 

507

 

 

118

 

 

1,008

AFFO attributable to common stockholders

 

$

42,971

 

$

21,047

 

$

81,372

 

$

38,814

FFO per common share – basic

 

$

1.63

 

$

1.12

 

$

3.07

 

$

2.17

FFO per common share – diluted

 

$

1.56

 

$

1.12

 

$

2.94

 

$

2.16

AFFO per common share – basic

 

$

1.74

 

$

1.20

 

$

3.29

 

$

2.33

AFFO per common share – diluted

 

$

1.64

 

$

1.19

 

$

3.11

 

$

2.31

Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic

 

 

23,889,761

 

 

17,530,721

 

 

23,889,580

 

 

16,657,509

Restricted stock and RSUs

 

 

96,230

 

 

114,108

 

 

94,223

 

 

113,951

Dilutive effect of Exchangeable Senior Notes

 

 

2,182,691

 

 

 

 

2,182,691

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted

 

 

26,168,682

 

 

17,644,829

 

 

26,166,494

 

 

16,771,460

FFO and FFO per share are operating performance measures adopted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. (NAREIT). NAREIT defines FFO as the most commonly accepted and reported measure of a REIT’s operating performance equal to net income, computed in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of property, depreciation, amortization and impairment related to real estate properties, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.

Management believes that net income, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measurement. However, management believes FFO and FFO per share to be important supplemental measures of a REIT’s performance because they provide an understanding of the operating performance of IIP’s properties without giving effect to certain significant non-cash items, primarily depreciation expense. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with GAAP assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. However, real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions. IIP believes that by excluding the effect of depreciation, FFO and FFO per share can facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods. FFO and FFO per share are used by management to evaluate the REIT’s operating performance and these measures are the predominant measures used by the REIT industry and industry analysts to evaluate REITs. For these reasons, management has deemed it appropriate to disclose and discuss FFO and FFO per share.

Management believes that AFFO and AFFO per share are also appropriate supplemental measures of a REIT’s operating performance. IIP calculates AFFO by adding to FFO certain non-cash and infrequent or unpredictable expenses which may impact comparability, consisting of non-cash stock-based compensation expense and non-cash interest expense generally.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, FFO (diluted), AFFO and FFO and AFFO per diluted share include the dilutive impact of the assumed full exchange of the Exchangeable Senior Notes for shares of common stock. As a result, for purposes of calculating FFO (diluted), cash and non-cash interest expense of the Exchangeable Senior Notes was added back to FFO, and the total diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding increased by 2,182,691 shares for both periods, which were the potentially issuable shares as if the Exchangeable Senior Notes were exchanged at the beginning of the respective periods. These adjustments applied only for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. The Exchangeable Senior Notes were anti-dilutive for purposes of calculating earnings per diluted share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, and as such, were treated as anti-dilutive for purposes of calculating FFO, AFFO and FFO and AFFO per diluted share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

IIP’s computation of FFO and AFFO may differ from the methodology for calculating FFO and AFFO utilized by other equity REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to such REITs. Further, FFO and AFFO do not represent cash flow available for management’s discretionary use. FFO and AFFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of IIP’s financial performance or to cash flow from operating activities (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of IIP’s liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund IIP’s cash needs, including IIP’s ability to pay dividends or make distributions. FFO and AFFO should be considered only as supplements to net income computed in accordance with GAAP as measures of IIP’s operations.

Contacts

Catherine Hastings
Chief Financial Officer
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc.
(858) 997-3332

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Contacts

Catherine Hastings
Chief Financial Officer
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc.
(858) 997-3332