Farmland Partners Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

FPI Significantly Improves Operating Performance, Reduces Leverage, Raises Guidance, and Continues to Grow Portfolio

DENVER--()--Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) (“FPI” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022.

Selected Q2 2022 Highlights

During the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company:

  • increased net income by $5.9 million to $3.0 million, or $0.04 per share available to common stockholders, compared to $(2.9) million, or $(0.19) per share available to common stockholders, for the same period in 2021;
  • increased AFFO by $4.8 million to $1.1 million, or $0.02 per share, from $(3.6) million, or $(0.11) per share, for the same period in 2021;
  • decreased debt by $38.4 million, while maintaining $32.0 million of undrawn capacity under its line of credit, bringing total debt to enterprise value to approximately 33.7%;
  • has renewed over one-third of leases expiring in 2022 at average rent increases in excess of 15%; and
  • received a federal judge’s dismissal of the class action lawsuit brought against FPI, which stemmed from a 2018 short and distort attack against the Company (link).

CEO Comments

Paul A. Pittman, Chairman and CEO said: “The second quarter of 2022 was an outstanding quarter in all respects—AFFO increased $4.8 million and operating income was up over 250% compared Q2 2021. Operations benefited from higher rents on fixed leases, increased fee revenue resulting from the 2021 acquisition of Murray Wise Associates, and lower capital costs (both interest and preferred distributions) resulting from the significant de-leveraging of the balance sheet. Across all row-crop regions, farmland values continue to appreciate strongly. In addition, we achieved total vindication from the 2018 short and distort scheme through the dismissal of the class action lawsuit against FPI, allowing management to focus attention on growing the business to deliver solid value to our shareholders. Despite pressure on the general economy, our outlook for 2022 remains positive, and we have increased both the bottom and top ends of our guidance range issued in May.”

Financial and Operating Results

  • The tables below show financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021. The values are shown as reported and after adjusting for litigation items.

 

As reported

 

 

 

Adjusted for litigation (1)

 

 

 

For the three months ended

 

 

 

For the three months ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

Financial Results:

2022

 

2021

Change

 

2022

 

2021

Change

Net Income (Loss)

$

2,993

$

(2,865

)

NM

 

$

3,326

$

(735

)

NM

 

Net income (loss) per share available to common stockholders

$

0.04

$

(0.19

)

NM

 

$

0.05

$

(0.12

)

NM

 

AFFO

$

1,111

$

(3,648

)

NM

 

$

1,444

$

(1,518

)

NM

 

AFFO per weighted average common shares

$

0.02

$

(0.11

)

NM

 

$

0.03

$

(0.05

)

NM

 

Adjusted EBITDAre

$

5,758

$

3,182

 

81.0

%

$

6,091

$

5,312

 

14.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Revenues

$

12,357

$

10,013

 

23.4

%

$

12,357

$

9,463

 

30.6

%

Operating Income

$

3,455

$

955

 

261.8

%

$

3,788

$

3,085

 

22.8

%

Net Operating Income (NOI) (2)

$

8,966

$

7,638

 

17.4

%

$

8,966

$

7,088

 

26.5

%

(1)

Legal and accounting expense for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 included $0.3 million and $2.7 million, respectively, related to litigation. Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 included $— million and $0.6 million, respectively, of litigation settlement proceeds related to the Rota Fortunae case.

(2)

Please note change in the definition of NOI to include cost of goods sold.

 

As reported

 

 

 

 

Adjusted for litigation (1)

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

Financial Results:

 

2022

 

2021

 

Change

 

2022

 

2021

 

Change

Net Income (Loss)

$

4,131

$

(388

)

NM

 

$

5,300

$

4,250

 

24.7

%

Net income (loss) per share available to common stockholders

$

0.05

$

(0.21

)

NM

 

$

0.07

$

(0.07

)

NM

 

AFFO

$

3,266

$

(5,259

)

NM

 

$

4,435

$

(621

)

NM

 

AFFO per weighted average common shares

$

0.07

$

(0.16

)

NM

 

$

0.09

$

(0.02

)

NM

 

Adjusted EBITDAre

$

12,518

$

8,511

 

47.1

%

$

13,687

$

13,149

 

4.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Revenues

$

26,247

$

21,589

 

21.6

%

$

26,247

$

21,039

 

24.8

%

Net Operating Income (NOI) (2)

$

19,462

$

17,033

 

14.3

%

$

19,462

$

16,483

 

18.1

%

Operating Income

$

7,773

$

4,054

 

91.7

%

$

8,942

$

8,692

 

2.9

%

(1)

Legal and accounting expense for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 included $1.2 million and $5.2 million, respectively, related to litigation. Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 included $— million and $0.6 million, respectively, of litigation settlement proceeds related to the Rota Fortunae case.

(2)

Please note change in the definition of NOI to include cost of goods sold.

  • See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for complete definitions of AFFO, Adjusted EBITDAre, and NOI and the financial tables accompanying this press release for reconciliations of net income to AFFO, Adjusted EBITDAre and NOI.

Acquisition and Disposition Activity

  • During the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company completed nine property acquisitions for total consideration of $28.2 million.
  • During the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company completed five property dispositions for cash consideration of $16.9 million and total gain on sale of $4.0 million (or 30.6%).

Balance Sheet

  • During the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company sold 7.0 million shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $14.00 for aggregate net proceeds of $98.4 million under its “at-the-market” offering programs. After the end of the quarter, the Company sold an additional 247,416 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $14.17 for aggregate net proceeds of $3.5 million.
  • As of July 22, 2022, the Company had 54,283,413 shares of common stock outstanding on a fully diluted basis.
  • The Company had total debt outstanding of $426.5 million at June 30, 2022, compared to total debt outstanding of $513.4 million at December 31, 2021. Debt as a percentage of enterprise value was approximately 33.7% at June 30, 2022, compared to approximately 44.1% at December 31, 2021.
  • The company had Series A preferred units of $113.7 million outstanding after the redemption of $5.0 million of Series A preferred units in the quarter.
  • The Company had liquidity of $51.7 million, consisting of $19.7 million in cash and $32.0 million in undrawn availability under its credit facility at June 30, 2022, compared to cash of $30.2 million at December 31, 2021.

Dividend Declarations

  • The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock and per Class A Common OP unit. The dividends are payable on October 17, 2022, to stockholders and common unit holders of record on October 1, 2022.

Conference Call Information and Supplemental Package

The Company has scheduled a conference call on July 27, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the financial results and provide a company update.

The call can be accessed by dialing 1-844-200-6205 (USA), 1-833-950-0062 (Canada), or 1-929-526-1599 (other locations) and using the access code 882915. The conference call will also be available via a live listen-only webcast and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.farmlandpartners.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning shortly after the end of the event until August 8, 2022, by dialing 1-866-813-9403 (USA), 1-226-828-7578 (Canada), or +44 (20) 4525-0658 (other locations) and using the access code 371344. A replay of the webcast will also be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website for a limited time following the event.

A supplemental package can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.

About Farmland Partners Inc.

Farmland Partners Inc. is an internally managed real estate company that owns and seeks to acquire high-quality North American farmland and makes loans to farmers secured by farm real estate. As of June 30, 2022, the Company owns and/or manages approximately 185,300 acres in 18 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Virginia. We have approximately 26 crop types and over 100 tenants. The Company elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, commencing with the taxable year ended December 31, 2014. Additional information: www.farmlandpartners.com or (720) 452-3100.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements with respect to our outlook and the outlook for the farm economy generally, proposed and pending acquisitions and dispositions, financing activities, crop yields and prices and anticipated rental rates. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates” or similar expressions or their negatives, as well as statements in future tense. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, beliefs and expectations, such forward-looking statements are not predictions of future events or guarantees of future performance and our actual results could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Some factors that might cause such a difference include the following: the on-going war in Ukraine and its impact on the world agriculture market, world food supply, the farm economy, and our tenants’ businesses; general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of the Company’s common stock; changes in the Company’s business strategy, availability, terms and deployment of capital; the Company’s ability to refinance existing indebtedness at or prior to maturity on favorable terms, or at all; availability of qualified personnel; changes in the Company’s industry, interest rates or the general economy; adverse developments related to crop yields or crop prices; the degree and nature of the Company’s competition; the timing, price or amount of repurchases, if any, under the Company's share repurchase program; the ability to consummate acquisitions or dispositions under contract; and the other factors described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

Farmland Partners Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

As of June 30, 2022 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2021

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

2022

 

2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land, at cost

 

$

960,593

 

 

$

945,951

 

Grain facilities

 

 

10,918

 

 

 

10,754

 

Groundwater

 

 

12,602

 

 

 

10,214

 

Irrigation improvements

 

 

53,431

 

 

 

52,693

 

Drainage improvements

 

 

12,528

 

 

 

12,606

 

Permanent plantings

 

 

53,698

 

 

 

53,698

 

Other

 

 

6,975

 

 

 

6,848

 

Construction in progress

 

 

12,804

 

 

 

10,647

 

Real estate, at cost

 

 

1,123,549

 

 

 

1,103,411

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

(41,562

)

 

 

(38,303

)

Total real estate, net

 

 

1,081,987

 

 

 

1,065,108

 

Deposits

 

 

531

 

 

 

58

 

Cash

 

 

19,696

 

 

 

30,171

 

Assets held for sale

 

 

83

 

 

 

530

 

Notes and interest receivable, net

 

 

5,855

 

 

 

6,112

 

Right of use asset

 

 

387

 

 

 

107

 

Deferred offering costs

 

 

83

 

 

 

40

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

2,457

 

 

 

4,900

 

Derivative asset

 

 

698

 

 

 

 

Inventory

 

 

2,962

 

 

 

3,059

 

Equity method investments

 

 

4,148

 

 

 

3,427

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

1,912

 

 

 

1,915

 

Goodwill

 

 

2,706

 

 

 

2,706

 

Prepaid and other assets

 

 

1,655

 

 

 

3,392

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

1,125,160

 

 

$

1,121,525

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage notes and bonds payable, net

 

$

424,474

 

 

$

511,323

 

Lease liability

 

 

387

 

 

 

107

 

Dividends payable

 

 

3,239

 

 

 

2,342

 

Derivative liability

 

 

 

 

 

785

 

Accrued interest

 

 

2,991

 

 

 

3,011

 

Accrued property taxes

 

 

1,851

 

 

 

1,762

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

1,317

 

 

 

45

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

7,826

 

 

 

9,564

 

Total liabilities

 

 

442,085

 

 

 

528,939

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable non-controlling interest in operating partnership, Series A preferred units

 

 

113,680

 

 

 

120,510

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized; 52,742,449 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022, and 45,474,145 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021

 

 

515

 

 

 

444

 

Additional paid in capital

 

 

623,748

 

 

 

524,183

 

Retained deficit

 

 

(2,456

)

 

 

(4,739

)

Cumulative dividends

 

 

(67,446

)

 

 

(61,853

)

Other comprehensive income

 

 

1,857

 

 

 

279

 

Non-controlling interests in operating partnership

 

 

13,177

 

 

 

13,762

 

Total equity

 

 

569,395

 

 

 

472,076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS IN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP AND EQUITY

 

$

1,125,160

 

 

$

1,121,525

 

Farmland Partners Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

(Unaudited)

(in thousands except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

For the Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

OPERATING REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

 

$

9,196

 

 

$

8,291

 

 

$

18,741

 

 

$

18,551

 

Tenant reimbursements

 

 

809

 

 

 

839

 

 

 

1,587

 

 

 

1,777

 

Crop sales

 

 

1,150

 

 

 

237

 

 

 

1,845

 

 

 

453

 

Other revenue

 

 

1,202

 

 

 

646

 

 

 

4,074

 

 

 

808

 

Total operating revenues

 

 

12,357

 

 

 

10,013

 

 

 

26,247

 

 

 

21,589

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

1,660

 

 

 

1,885

 

 

 

3,411

 

 

 

3,820

 

Property operating expenses

 

 

2,058

 

 

 

1,708

 

 

 

4,013

 

 

 

3,639

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

1,333

 

 

 

667

 

 

 

2,772

 

 

 

917

 

Acquisition and due diligence costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

3,004

 

 

 

1,897

 

 

 

6,108

 

 

 

3,514

 

Legal and accounting

 

 

816

 

 

 

2,901

 

 

 

2,072

 

 

 

5,643

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

2

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

8,902

 

 

 

9,058

 

 

 

18,474

 

 

 

17,535

 

OPERATING INCOME

 

 

3,455

 

 

 

955

 

 

 

7,773

 

 

 

4,054

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

 

(34

)

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(52

)

Income from equity method investment

 

 

(8

)

 

 

 

 

 

(15

)

 

 

 

Gain on disposition of assets

 

 

(3,335

)

 

 

(74

)

 

 

(3,995

)

 

 

(3,467

)

Interest expense

 

 

3,743

 

 

 

3,902

 

 

 

7,570

 

 

 

7,961

 

Total other expense

 

 

366

 

 

 

3,820

 

 

 

3,546

 

 

 

4,442

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) before income tax expense

 

 

3,089

 

 

 

(2,865

)

 

 

4,227

 

 

 

(388

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS)

 

 

2,993

 

 

 

(2,865

)

 

 

4,131

 

 

 

(388

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests in operating partnership

 

 

(77

)

 

 

130

 

 

 

(110

)

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to the Company

 

 

2,916

 

 

 

(2,735

)

 

 

4,021

 

 

 

(375

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonforfeitable distributions allocated to unvested restricted shares

 

 

(16

)

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(31

)

 

 

(28

)

Distributions on Series A Preferred Units and Series B Preferred Stock

 

 

(840

)

 

 

(3,055

)

 

 

(1,680

)

 

 

(6,120

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders of Farmland Partners Inc.

 

$

2,060

 

 

$

(5,804

)

 

$

2,310

 

 

$

(6,523

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted per common share data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income (loss) available to common stockholders

 

$

0.04

 

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

0.05

 

 

$

(0.21

)

Diluted net income (loss) available to common stockholders

 

$

0.04

 

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

0.05

 

 

$

(0.21

)

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

50,362

 

 

 

31,072

 

 

 

48,084

 

 

 

30,747

 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

50,362

 

 

 

31,072

 

 

 

48,084

 

 

 

30,747

 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.05

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

0.10

Farmland Partners Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the three months ended June 30,

 

For the six months ended June 30,

(in thousands except per share amounts)

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Net income (loss)

 

$

2,993

 

 

$

(2,865

)

 

$

4,131

 

 

$

(388

)

Gain on disposition of assets

 

 

(3,335

)

 

 

(74

)

 

 

(3,995

)

 

 

(3,467

)

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

1,660

 

 

 

1,885

 

 

 

3,411

 

 

 

3,820

 

FFO

 

 

1,318

 

 

 

(1,054

)

 

 

3,547

 

 

 

(35

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation and incentive

 

 

601

 

 

 

334

 

 

 

1,243

 

 

 

585

 

Deferred impact of interest rate swap terminations

 

 

32

 

 

 

127

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

311

 

Real estate related acquisition and due diligence costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

Distributions on Preferred units and stock

 

 

(840

)

 

 

(3,055

)

 

 

(1,680

)

 

 

(6,120

)

AFFO

 

$

1,111

 

 

$

(3,648

)

 

$

3,266

 

 

$

(5,259

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO per diluted weighted average share data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO weighted average common shares

 

 

51,985

 

 

 

32,836

 

 

 

49,739

 

 

 

32,527

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share available to common stockholders

 

$

0.04

 

 

$

(0.19

)

 

$

0.05

 

 

$

(0.21

)

Income available to redeemable non-controlling interest and non-controlling interest in operating partnership

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.10

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

0.21

 

Depreciation and depletion

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

0.07

 

 

 

0.12

 

Stock-based compensation and incentive

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

0.02

 

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets

 

 

(0.06

)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(0.11

)

Distributions on Preferred units and stock

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

(0.09

)

 

 

(0.03

)

 

 

(0.19

)

AFFO per diluted weighted average share

 

$

0.02

 

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

0.07

 

 

$

(0.16

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the three months ended

 

For the six months ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

(in thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Net income (loss)

 

$

2,993

 

 

$

(2,865

)

 

$

4,131

 

 

$

(388

)

Interest expense

 

 

3,743

 

 

 

3,902

 

 

 

7,570

 

 

 

7,961

 

Income tax expense

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

1,660

 

 

 

1,885

 

 

 

3,411

 

 

 

3,820

 

Gain on disposition of assets

 

 

(3,335

)

 

 

(74

)

 

 

(3,995

)

 

 

(3,467

)

EBITDAre

 

$

5,157

 

 

$

2,848

 

 

$

11,213

 

 

$

7,926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation and incentive

 

 

601

 

 

 

334

 

 

 

1,243

 

 

 

585

 

Real estate related acquisition and due diligence costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDAre

 

$

5,758

 

 

$

3,182

 

 

$

12,518

 

 

$

8,511

 

Farmland Partners Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the three months ended June 30,

 

For the six months ended June 30,

($ in thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

OPERATING REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

 

$

9,196

 

 

$

8,291

 

 

$

18,741

 

 

$

18,551

 

Tenant reimbursements

 

 

809

 

 

 

839

 

 

 

1,587

 

 

 

1,777

 

Crop sales

 

 

1,150

 

 

 

237

 

 

 

1,845

 

 

 

453

 

Other revenue

 

 

1,202

 

 

 

646

 

 

 

4,074

 

 

 

808

 

Total operating revenues

 

 

12,357

 

 

 

10,013

 

 

 

26,247

 

 

 

21,589

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property operating expenses

 

 

2,058

 

 

 

1,708

 

 

 

4,013

 

 

 

3,639

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

1,333

 

 

 

667

 

 

 

2,772

 

 

 

917

 

NOI

 

 

8,966

 

 

 

7,638

 

 

 

19,462

 

 

 

17,033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

1,660

 

 

 

1,885

 

 

 

3,411

 

 

 

3,820

 

Acquisition and due diligence costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

3,004

 

 

 

1,897

 

 

 

6,108

 

 

 

3,514

 

Legal and accounting

 

 

816

 

 

 

2,901

 

 

 

2,072

 

 

 

5,643

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

2

 

Other (income)

 

 

(34

)

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(52

)

(Income) loss from equity method investment

 

 

(8

)

 

 

 

 

 

(15

)

 

 

 

Gain on disposition of assets

 

 

(3,335

)

 

 

(74

)

 

 

(3,995

)

 

 

(3,467

)

Interest expense

 

 

3,743

 

 

 

3,902

 

 

 

7,570

 

 

 

7,961

 

Income tax expense

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS)

 

$

2,993

 

 

$

(2,865

)

 

$

4,131

 

 

$

(388

)

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company considers the following non-GAAP measures as useful to investors as key supplemental measures of its performance: FFO, NOI, AFFO, EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered along with, but not as alternatives to, net income or loss as a measure of the Company’s operating performance. FFO, NOI, AFFO, EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, as calculated by the Company, may not be comparable to other companies that do not define such terms exactly as the Company.

FFO

The Company calculates FFO in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT. NAREIT defines FFO as net income (loss) (calculated in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable operating property, plus real estate related depreciation, depletion and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs), and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Management presents FFO as a supplemental performance measure because it believes that FFO is beneficial to investors as a starting point in measuring the Company’s operational performance. Specifically, in excluding real estate related depreciation and amortization and gains and losses from sales of depreciable operating properties, which do not relate to or are not indicative of operating performance, FFO provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, captures trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs. The Company also believes that, as a widely recognized measure of the performance of REITs, FFO will be used by investors as a basis to compare the Company’s operating performance with that of other REITs. However, other equity REITs may not calculate FFO in accordance with the NAREIT definition as the Company does, and, accordingly, the Company’s FFO may not be comparable to such other REITs’ FFO.

AFFO

The Company calculates AFFO by adjusting FFO to exclude the income and expenses that the Company believes are not reflective of the sustainability of the Company’s ongoing operating performance, including, but not limited to, real estate related acquisition and due diligence costs, stock-based compensation and incentive, deferred impact of interest rate swap terminations, and distributions on the Company’s Series A preferred units. For the avoidance of doubt, $5.7 million non-cash redemption of Series B Participating Preferred Stock in Q4 2021 is not included in AFFO.

Changes in GAAP accounting and reporting rules that were put in effect after the establishment of NAREIT’s definition of FFO in 1999 result in the inclusion of a number of items in FFO that do not correlate with the sustainability of the Company’s operating performance. Therefore, in addition to FFO, the Company presents AFFO and AFFO per share, fully diluted, both of which are non-GAAP measures. Management considers AFFO a useful supplemental performance metric for investors as it is more indicative of the Company’s operational performance than FFO. AFFO is not intended to represent cash flow or liquidity for the period and is only intended to provide an additional measure of the Company’s operating performance. Even AFFO, however, does not properly capture the timing of cash receipts, especially in connection with full-year rent payments under lease agreements entered into in connection with newly acquired farms. Management considers AFFO per share, fully diluted to be a supplemental metric to GAAP earnings per share. AFFO per share, fully diluted provides additional insight into how the Company’s operating performance could be allocated to potential shares outstanding at a specific point in time. Management believes that AFFO is a widely recognized measure of the operations of REITs and presenting AFFO will enable investors to assess the Company’s performance in comparison to other REITs. However, other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating AFFO and AFFO per share, fully diluted and, accordingly, the Company’s AFFO and AFFO per share, fully diluted may not always be comparable to AFFO and AFFO per share amounts calculated by other REITs. AFFO and AFFO per share, fully diluted should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) or earnings per share (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of financial performance, or as an alternative to net income (loss) earnings per share (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of the Company’s liquidity, nor are they indicative of funds available to fund the Company’s cash needs, including its ability to make distributions.

EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre

The Company calculates Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization for real estate (“EBITDAre”) in accordance with the standards established by NAREIT in its September 2017 White Paper. NAREIT defines EBITDAre as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP) excluding interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, gains or losses on disposition of depreciated property (including gains or losses on change of control), impairment write-downs of depreciated property and of investments in unconsolidated affiliates caused by a decrease in value of depreciated property in the affiliate, and adjustments to reflect the entity’s pro rata share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated affiliates. EBITDAre is a key financial measure used to evaluate the Company’s operating performance but should not be construed as an alternative to operating income, cash flows from operating activities or net income, in each case as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that EBITDAre is a useful performance measure commonly reported and will be widely used by analysts and investors in the Company’s industry. However, while EBITDAre is a performance measure widely used across the Company’s industry, the Company does not believe that it correctly captures the Company’s business operating performance because it includes non-cash expenses and recurring adjustments that are necessary to better understand the Company’s business operating performance. Therefore, in addition to EBITDAre, management uses Adjusted EBITDAre, a non-GAAP measure.

The Company calculates Adjusted EBITDAre by adjusting EBITDAre for certain items such as stock-based compensation and incentive and real estate related acquisition and due diligence costs that the Company considers necessary to understand its operating performance. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDAre provides useful supplemental information to investors regarding the Company’s ongoing operating performance that, when considered with net income and EBITDAre, is beneficial to an investor’s understanding of the Company’s operating performance. However, EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP.

In prior periods, the Company has presented EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. In accordance with NAREIT’s recommendation, beginning with the Company’s reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company is reporting EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre in place of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Net Operating Income (NOI)

The Company calculates net operating income (NOI) as total operating revenues (rental income, tenant reimbursements, crop sales and other revenue), less property operating expenses (direct property expenses and real estate taxes), less cost of goods sold. Since net operating income excludes general and administrative expenses, interest expense, depreciation and amortization, acquisition-related expenses, other income and losses and extraordinary items, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the revenues and expenses directly associated with owning and leasing farmland real estate, providing a perspective not immediately apparent from net income. However, net operating income should not be viewed as an alternative measure of the Company’s financial performance since it does not reflect general and administrative expenses, interest expense, depreciation and amortization costs, other income and losses.

Contacts

James Gilligan
ir@farmlandpartners.com

Contacts

James Gilligan
ir@farmlandpartners.com