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Optibase Ltd. Announces First Quarter Results

May 23, 2014

HERZLIYA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Optibase Ltd. (NASDAQ: OBAS) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

Revenues from fixed income real estate totaled $3.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to revenues of $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2013.

Net Income attributable to Optibase Ltd shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $214,000 or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net income of $279,000 or $0.07 per basic and diluted share for the first quarter of 2013.

Weighted average shares outstanding used in the calculation for the first quarter periods were approximately 5.1 million basic and diluted shares and 3.8 million basic and diluted shares, respectively.

As of March 31, 2014, we had cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and other financial investments, net, of $19.4 million, and shareholders' equity of $80 million, compared with $19 million, and $66 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2013.

Amir Philips, Chief Executive Officer of Optibase commented on the first quarter results; "During the first quarter we have maintained stability in our gross income compared with previous quarters. While our gross income remained stable, operating and net income has decreased slightly compared to the first quarter of 2013 but have been stable compared to the previous quarter. We have experienced a change in our operation expenses that can be attributed to non-cash items such as depreciation expenses and as a result, our cash position has increased slightly compared to the first quarter of 2013. Overall we believe our operating fundamentals remain stable and we continue looking for additional opportunities that will complement our current position."

About Optibase

Optibase invests in the fixed-income real estate field and currently holds properties in Switzerland and in Miami, Texas and Philadelphia, USA and is currently looking for additional real estate investment opportunities. Optibase was previously engaged in the field of digital video technologies until the sale of its video solutions business to Optibase Technologies Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of VITEC Multimedia ("Vitec") in July 2010. For further information, please visit

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our marketing and operations plans.All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations which involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, difficulties in finding suitable real-estate properties for investment, availability of financing for the acquisition of real-estate, difficulties in leasing of real-estate properties, insolvency of tenants, difficulties in the disposition of real-estate projects, risk relating to collaborative arrangements with our partners relating to our real-estate properties, risks relating to the full consummation of the transaction for the sale of our video solutions business, general economic conditions and other risk factors.For a more detailed discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements in this press release, please refer to Optibase's most recent annual report on Form 20-F.The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.

Optibase Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

For the Period Ended March 31, 2014


      Three months ended
March 31       March 31



Fixed income real estate rent 3,546 3,434
Cost and expenses:
Cost of real estate operation 703 505
Real estate depreciation and amortization 1,040 778
General and administrative 469 387
Total cost and expenses 2,212 1,670
Operating income 1,334 1,764
Equity share in losses of associates, net (46 ) (88 )
Other Income 109 99
Financial expenses & other, net (311 ) (328 )

Income before taxes on income


Taxes on income (362 ) (548 )
Net income 724 899
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 510 620
Net income attributable to Optibase LTD 214 279
Net income per share :
Basic and Diluted $ 0.04 $ 0.07
Number of shares used in computing Earnings per share
Basic 5,126 3,821
Diluted 5,135 3,823

Amounts in thousands


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

      March 31,       December 31,




Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 19,433 18,811
Restricted cash - 144
Trade receivables 926 279
Other accounts receivables and prepaid expenses 211 138
Total assets attributed to discontinued
operations - 675
Total current assets 20,570 20,047
Long term deposit 59 61
Investments in companies and associates 7,693 7,738
Long term investments 7,752 7,799
Real Estate Property, net 210,308 209,761
Other assets, net 974 1,141
Total property equipment and other assets 211,282 210,902
Total assets 239,604 238,748

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

Current Liabilities:
Current maturities of long term loans 2,686 2,669
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 4,833 5,131
Total liabilities attributed to discontinued
operations 2,153 2,135
Total current liabilities 9,672 9,935
Long term liabilities:
Deferred tax liabilities 15,900 15,815
Land lease liability, net 7,393 7,374
Other long term liabilities 1,409 1,628
Long term loans, net of current maturities 125,207 125,072
Total long term liabilities 149,909 149,889
Total shareholders’ equity of Optibase Ltd 57,504 57,063
Non-controlling interests 22,519 21,861
Total shareholders' equity 80,023 78,924
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity 239,604 238,748
Amounts in thousands

Media Contacts:

Optibase Ltd.

Amir Philips, CEO



Investor Relations Contact:

for Optibase

Marybeth Csaby, +1-917-664-3055

Source: Optibase Ltd.

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