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Post Properties Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Announces Development of Post Galleria™ in Houston, Texas Investor/Analyst Conference Call Scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET

July 31, 2014

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Post Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PPS) announced today net income available to common shareholders of $46.8 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $26.6 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013.

Net income available to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2014, was $60.1 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to $46.0 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, included a gain of $36.1 million on the sale of one apartment community, offset by a loss of $4.3 million on the extinguishment of indebtedness.

Funds From Operations

The Company uses the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) definition of Funds from Operations (“FFO”) as an operating measure of the Company’s financial performance. A reconciliation of FFO to GAAP net income is included in the financial data (Table 1) accompanying this press release.

FFO for the second quarter of 2014 was $31.7 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to $47.9 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013. For the second quarter of 2014, Core FFO (excluding FFO from condominium activities) was $31.7 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to $33.9 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013. There were no condominium activities in the second quarter of 2014.

FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $66.8 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, compared to $88.4 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Core FFO (excluding FFO from condominium activities) was $66.0 million, or $1.21 per diluted share, compared to $66.3 million, or $1.21 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

FFO and Core FFO for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 included the net loss on extinguishment of indebtedness of $4.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

Said Dave Stockert, the Company’s CEO and President, “Results for the second quarter demonstrate ongoing growth from our core apartment business, value creation from our development pipeline, strong pricing for Post® communities in the disposition market, and solid positioning of our balance sheet.”

Same Store Community Data

Average economic occupancy at the Company’s 48 same store communities, containing 17,714 apartment units, was 96.2% and 95.5% for the second quarter of 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Total revenues for the same store communities increased 3.0% and total operating expenses increased 7.3% during the second quarter of 2014, compared to the second quarter of 2013, producing a 0.3% increase in same store net operating income (“NOI”). The average monthly rental rate per unit increased 2.4% during the second quarter of 2014, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Excluding planned exterior painting expenses at certain communities, operating expenses would have increased 3.8% year over year for the second quarter, primarily attributable to increased real estate taxes.

On a sequential basis, total revenues for the same store communities increased 1.7% and total operating expenses increased 5.2%, resulting in a 0.5% decrease in same store NOI for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the first quarter of 2014. On a sequential basis, the average monthly rental rate per unit increased 0.9%. For the second quarter of 2014, average economic occupancy at the same store communities was 96.2%, compared to 95.4% for the first quarter of 2014.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, average economic occupancy at the Company’s same store communities was 95.8% compared to 95.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Total revenues for the same store communities increased 2.7% and total operating expenses increased 5.5% during the first half of 2014, compared to the first half of 2013, producing a 1.0% increase in same store NOI. The average monthly rental rate per unit increased 2.4% for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Investment Activity

Development Activity

The Company announced today the commencement of the development of its Post Galleria™ apartment community located in Houston, Texas. Post Galleria™ is planned to consist of 388 luxury apartment units with an average unit size of approximately 867 square feet. The community is expected to have a total estimated development cost of approximately $80.7 million, and is expected to produce an estimated stabilized yield on cost of approximately 5.8%, calculated on current market rents and after a 3% management fee and $300 per unit replacement reserve. The Company anticipates that first apartment unit deliveries will occur in the third quarter of 2016.

In the aggregate, the Company has 1,201 units in four apartment communities, and approximately 10,556 square feet of retail space, under development or in lease-up with a total estimated cost of $230.8 million, and a remaining funding requirement of $125.1 million. The Company believes it has adequate internal resources, as well as sufficient capacity on its unsecured lines of credit, to fund its development commitments.

In addition to its projects in development, the Company also recently stabilized two other new communities – Post Parkside™ at Wade in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Post Lake® at Baldwin Park, in Orlando, Florida.

Disposition Activity

As previously announced, the Company has marketed for sale three apartment communities, containing 645 apartment units and 65,900 square feet of retail space – Post Rice Lofts™ in Houston, Texas, and Post Toscana™ and Post Luminaria™, in New York, NY.

The sale of Post Rice Lofts™ was completed in May 2014. Post Toscana™ and Post Luminaria™ are currently under contract and the sales are currently expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014. There can be no assurance, however, that these sales will close. The Company is pursuing these sales in order to take advantage of strong demand for high-quality multifamily assets, to harvest value and to enhance the Company’s capacity for future growth, particularly through development.

The Company currently expects that gross proceeds from the sale of these three assets will total approximately $341.8 million. Proceeds, after payment of transaction costs and a distribution to the Company’s partner, who owns a 32% interest in Post Luminaria™, have or are expected to be used, in combination with a portion of cash on hand, as follows:

  • To prepay in May 2014, a $120.0 million, 4.88% mortgage loan secured by Post Addison Circle™, and associated prepayment premiums of approximately $4.2 million;
  • To prepay at closing, a $49.6 million, 5.84% mortgage loan secured by Post Toscana™, and associated estimated prepayment premiums of approximately $8.0 million to $8.2 million; and
  • To prepay at closing, a $33.4 million, 5.61% mortgage loan secured by Post Luminaria™, and associated estimated prepayment premiums, the Company’s share of which are expected to be approximately $3.7 million to $3.8 million.

    Remaining sales proceeds may be used to pay special dividends to common shareholders that may be required to distribute taxable capital gains, after various tax planning strategies have been employed, for opportunistic share repurchases, to fund new investment opportunities, and for general corporate purposes. There can be no assurance that the Company’s planned asset sales will be completed, or that the proceeds will be sufficient or will be applied in a manner consistent with the above.

    In conjunction with the sale of Post Rice Lofts™, the Company recognized a gain on sale of $36.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. The Company expects to recognize gains, net of minority interest, of approximately $126.0 to $127.0 million in the third quarter of 2014 on the sale of the two New York communities currently under contract, as well as losses on early extinguishment of indebtedness, net of minority interest, of approximately $12.7 million to $13.0 million, or $0.23 to $0.24 per diluted share. There can be no assurance that the estimated losses on early extinguishment of indebtedness will not change due to future changes in interest rates or otherwise.

    Financing Activity

    Leverage, Line and Term Loan Capacity

    Total debt and preferred equity as a percentage of undepreciated real estate assets (adjusted for joint venture partners’ share of real estate assets and debt) was 33.1% at June 30, 2014.

    As of July 25, 2014, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $9.3 million. Additionally, the Company had $6.3 million of outstanding borrowings and letters of credit totaling $0.2 million under its combined $330 million unsecured lines of credit. The Company has no principal debt maturities until 2017.

    Computations of debt ratios and reconciliations of the ratios to the appropriate GAAP measures in the Company’s financial statements are included in the financial data (Table 4) accompanying this press release.

    At-the-Market Common Equity Activity

    The Company has available an at-the-market (“ATM”) common equity program that provides for the sale of up to 4 million shares of common stock. As of June 30, 2014 and since its inception, no shares have been issued under that program. Sales under this program are dependent upon a variety of factors, including, among others, market conditions, the trading price of the Company’s common stock, the Company’s liquidity position and the potential use of proceeds.

    Information Technology Systems Initiatives

    The Company is in the process of upgrading and replacing its financial and property management information technology systems, which it expects to be completed by the end of 2014. As part of this project, in addition to other system implementation costs capitalized, the Company is required to expense certain up-front implementation and training costs. These expensed system implementation costs totaled $0.5 million and $0.7 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively. These expenses are currently projected to total approximately $1.3 million for the full year of 2014.

    2014 Outlook

    The estimates and assumptions presented below are forward looking and are based on the Company’s future view of the apartment and condominium markets and of general economic conditions, as well as other risks outlined below under the caption “Forward-Looking Statements.” There can be no assurance that the Company’s actual results will not differ materially from the estimates set forth below. The Company assumes no obligation to update this guidance in the future.

    Based on its current outlook, the Company anticipates that FFO per diluted share for the full year 2014 will be in the range set forth below. The tables below reflect net gains from condominium sales (for purposes of this discussion, "Condo FFO") and FFO before Condo FFO (for purposes of this discussion, "Core FFO"). Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”) per share is defined as FFO per share less operating property capital expenditures after adjusting for the impact of non-cash straight-line long-term ground lease expense and debt extinguishment losses. Core AFFO represents AFFO excluding net gains from condominium sales.

     

       

    Current

    Outlook

         

    Previously

    Issued Outlook

    Core FFO, before debt extinguishment losses $2.62 - $2.66$2.55 - $2.62
    Debt extinguishment losses, net of minority interest ($0.32) - ($0.31) -
    Core FFO $2.30 - $2.35

    $2.55 - $2.62

    Condo FFO $0.015 - $0.015$0.00 - $0.01
    FFO $2.32 - $2.37$2.55 - $2.63
    Core AFFO $2.16 - $2.21$2.09 - $2.17
     
    Same Store Assumptions

    Current

    Outlook

    Previously

    Issued Outlook

    Revenue 2.70% - 3.00% 2.30% - 2.80%
    Operating expenses 5.00% - 5.50% 5.00% - 5.50%
    Net operating income (NOI) 1.00% - 1.60% 0.30% - 1.40%
     
     


    The above estimates of FFO and AFFO per share are also based on the following assumptions:

  • The sales of the two New York communities are forecasted to close in the third quarter of 2014. The use of proceeds from asset sales is discussed further above under the caption “Disposition Activity”. For the second quarter of 2014, NOI from the two New York communities totaled $2.3 million ($1.9 million, net of minority interest) and interest expense on the secured loans on those two communities that are expected to be paid off at closing totaled $1.2 million ($1.1 million, net of minority interest).
  • Any special dividends to common shareholders that may be required to distribute taxable capital gains, after various tax planning strategies have been employed, are not anticipated to be paid until year end 2014. Thus, any such distributions should have minimal impact on the Company’s FFO and AFFO projections for 2014.

    The Company anticipates that net income available to common shareholders will be in the range of $3.73 to $3.81 per diluted share for the full year 2014. The difference between net income available to common shareholders and FFO per diluted share includes depreciation on real estate assets, which is anticipated to be $1.56 to $1.57 per diluted share and gains on sales of real estate assets, which are anticipated to be $2.98 to $3.00 per diluted share for the full year 2014.

    Supplemental Financial Data

    The Company also produces Supplemental Financial Data that includes detailed information regarding the Company’s operating results, investment activity, financing activity, balance sheet and properties. This Supplemental Financial Data is considered an integral part of this earnings release and is available on the Company’s website. The Company’s Earnings Release and the Supplemental Financial Data are available through the Investors/Financial Reports/Quarterly and Other Reports section of the Company’s website at www.postproperties.com.

    The ability to access the attachments on the Company’s website requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which may be downloaded at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Defined Terms

    The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures and other defined terms in this press release and in its Supplemental Financial Data available on the Company’s website. The non-GAAP financial measures include FFO, Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”), net operating income, same store capital expenditures, and certain debt statistics and ratios. The definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures are listed below and on page 19 of the Supplemental Financial Data. The Company believes that these measures are helpful to investors in measuring financial performance and/or liquidity and comparing such performance and/or liquidity to other REITs.

    Funds from Operations – The Company uses FFO as an operating measure. The Company uses the NAREIT definition of FFO. FFO is defined by NAREIT to mean net income (loss) available to common shareholders determined in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains (or losses) from extraordinary items and sales of depreciable operating property, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, and after adjustment for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures all determined on a consistent basis in accordance with GAAP. FFO presented in the Company’s press release and Supplemental Financial Data is not necessarily comparable to FFO presented by other real estate companies because not all real estate companies use the same definition. The Company’s FFO is comparable to the FFO of real estate companies that use the current NAREIT definition.

    Accounting for real estate assets using historical cost accounting under GAAP assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. NAREIT stated in its April 2002 White Paper on Funds from Operations that “since real estate asset values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, many industry investors have considered presentations of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by themselves.” As a result, the concept of FFO was created by NAREIT for the REIT industry to provide an alternate measure. Since the Company agrees with the concept of FFO and appreciates the reasons surrounding its creation, the Company believes that FFO is an important supplemental measure of operating performance. In addition, since most equity REITs provide FFO information to the investment community, the Company believes that FFO is a useful supplemental measure for comparing the Company’s results to those of other equity REITs. The Company believes that the line on its consolidated statement of operations entitled “net income available to common shareholders” is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to FFO.

    Adjusted Funds From Operations – The Company also uses AFFO as an operating measure. AFFO is defined as FFO less operating capital expenditures and after adjusting for the impact of non-cash straight-line long-term ground lease expense, non-cash impairment charges, debt extinguishment gains (losses) and preferred stock redemption costs. The Company believes that AFFO is an important supplemental measure of operating performance for an equity REIT because it provides investors with an indication of the REIT’s ability to fund its operating capital expenditures through earnings. In addition, since most equity REITs provide AFFO information to the investment community, the Company believes that AFFO is a useful supplemental measure for comparing the Company to other equity REITs. The Company believes that the line on its consolidated statement of operations entitled “net income available to common shareholders” is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to AFFO.

    Property Net Operating Income (“NOI”) – The Company uses property NOI, including same store NOI and same store NOI by market, as an operating measure. NOI is defined as rental and other revenues from real estate operations less total property and maintenance expenses from real estate operations (exclusive of depreciation and amortization). The Company believes that NOI is an important supplemental measure of operating performance for a REIT’s operating real estate because it provides a measure of the core operations, rather than factoring in depreciation and amortization, financing costs and general and administrative expenses generally incurred at the corporate level. This measure is particularly useful, in the opinion of the Company, in evaluating the performance of geographic operations, same store groupings and individual properties. Additionally, the Company believes that NOI, as defined, is a widely accepted measure of comparative operating performance in the real estate investment community. The Company believes that the line on its consolidated statement of operations entitled “net income” is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to NOI.

    Same Store Capital Expenditures – The Company uses same store annually recurring and periodically recurring capital expenditures as cash flow measures. Same store annually recurring and periodically recurring capital expenditures are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures. The Company believes that same store annually recurring and periodically recurring capital expenditures are important indicators of the costs incurred by the Company in maintaining its same store communities on an ongoing basis. The corresponding GAAP measures include information with respect to the Company’s other operating segments consisting of newly stabilized communities, lease-up communities, held for sale communities, sold communities and commercial properties in addition to same store information. Therefore, the Company believes that the Company’s presentation of same store annually recurring and periodically recurring capital expenditures is necessary to demonstrate same store replacement costs over time. The Company believes that the most directly comparable GAAP measure to same store annually recurring and periodically recurring capital expenditures is the line on the Company’s consolidated statements of cash flows entitled “property capital expenditures,” which also includes revenue generating capital expenditures.

    Debt Statistics and Debt Ratios – The Company uses a number of debt statistics and ratios as supplemental measures of liquidity. The numerator and/or the denominator of certain of these statistics and/or ratios include non-GAAP financial measures that have been reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These debt statistics and ratios include: (1) interest coverage ratios; (2) fixed charge coverage ratios; (3) total debt as a percentage of undepreciated real estate assets (adjusted for joint venture partner’s share of debt); (4) total debt plus preferred equity as a percentage of undepreciated real estate assets (adjusted for joint venture partner’s share of debt); (5) a ratio of consolidated debt to total assets; (6) a ratio of secured debt to total assets; (7) a ratio of total unencumbered assets to unsecured debt; (8) a ratio of consolidated income available for debt service to annual debt service charge; and (9) a debt to annualized income available for debt service ratio. A number of these debt statistics and ratios are derived from covenants found in the Company’s debt agreements, including, among others, the Company’s senior unsecured notes. In addition, the Company presents these measures because the degree of leverage could affect the Company’s ability to obtain additional financing for working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, development or other general corporate purposes. The Company uses these measures internally as an indicator of liquidity, and the Company believes that these measures are also utilized by the investment and analyst communities to better understand the Company’s liquidity.

    The Company uses income available for debt service to calculate certain debt ratios and statistics. Income available for debt service is defined as net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, gains on sales of real estate assets, non-cash impairment charges and other non-cash income and expenses. Income available for debt service is a supplemental measure of operating performance that does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operating activities as determined under GAAP, and the Company’s calculation thereof may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other companies, including EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA.

    Property Operating Statistics – The Company uses average economic occupancy, gross turnover, net turnover and percentage increases in rent for new and renewed leases as statistical measures of property operating performance. The Company defines average economic occupancy as gross potential rent less vacancy losses, model expenses and bad debt expenses divided by gross potential rent for the period, expressed as a percentage. Gross turnover is defined as the percentage of leases expiring during the period that are not renewed by the existing residents. Net turnover is defined as gross turnover decreased by the percentage of expiring leases where the residents transfer to a new apartment unit in the same community or in another Post® community. The percentage increases in rent for new and renewed leases are calculated using the respective new or renewed rental rate as of the date of a new lease, as compared with the previous rental rate on that same unit.

    Conference Call Information

    The Company will hold its quarterly conference call on Friday, August 1, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The telephone numbers are 888-503-8175 for US and Canada callers and 719-325-2323 for international callers. The access code is 5633926. The conference call will be open to the public and can be listened to live on Post’s website at www.postproperties.com. Click Investors in the top menu, then select either Investor’s Overview or Events Calendar. The replay will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, August 1, and will be available until Friday, August 8, at 1:00 p.m. ET. The telephone numbers for the replay are 888-203-1112 for US and Canada callers and 719-457-0820 for international callers. The access code for the replay is 5633926. A replay of the call also will be archived on Post’s website under Investors/Audio Archives.

    About Post

    Post Properties, founded more than 40 years ago, is a leading developer and operator of upscale multifamily communities. The Company’s mission is delivering superior satisfaction and value to its residents, associates, and investors, with a vision of being the first choice in quality multifamily living. Operating as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), the Company focuses on developing and managing Post® branded high density urban and resort-style garden apartments. Post Properties is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has operations in ten markets across the country.

    Post Properties has interests in 22,596 apartment units in 60 communities, including 1,471 apartment units in four communities held in unconsolidated entities and 1,201 apartment units in four communities currently under development or in lease-up.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements made in this press release and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and the Company’s future performance, as well as management’s expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. Examples of such statements in this press release and in the Company’s outlook include, expectations regarding apartment market conditions, expectations regarding future operating conditions, including the Company’s current outlook as to expected funds from operations, adjusted funds from operations, revenue, operating expenses, net operating income, capital expenditures, depreciation, gains on sales and net income, anticipated development activities (including projected construction expenditures and timing), expectations regarding apartment community sales (including gross sales proceeds and timing) and the use of proceeds thereof (including the prepayment of indebtedness and prepayment penalties as well as the possible repurchase of shares and special dividends to shareholders), expectations regarding use of proceeds from unsecured bank credit facilities, and expectations regarding offerings of the Company’s common stock and the use of proceeds thereof. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events to differ materially from those projected. Management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. These statements are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

    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 success of the Company’s business strategies discussed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in subsequent filings with the SEC; conditions affecting ownership of residential real estate and general conditions in the multi-family residential real estate market; uncertainties associated with the Company’s real estate development and construction; uncertainties associated with the timing and amount of apartment community sales; exposure to economic and other competitive factors due to market concentration; future local and national economic conditions, including changes in job growth, interest rates, the availability of mortgage and other financing and related factors; the Company’s ability to generate sufficient cash flows to make required payments associated with its debt financing; the effects of the Company’s leverage on its risk of default and debt service requirements; the impact of a downgrade in the credit rating of the Company’s securities; the effects of a default by the Company or its subsidiaries on an obligation to repay outstanding indebtedness, including cross-defaults and cross-acceleration under other indebtedness; the effects of covenants of the Company’s or its subsidiaries’ mortgage indebtedness on operational flexibility and default risks; the Company’s ability to maintain its current dividend level; uncertainties associated with the Company’s condominium for-sale housing business, including warranty and related obligations; the impact of any additional charges the Company may be required to record in the future related to any impairment in the carrying value of its assets; the impact of competition on the Company’s business, including competition for residents in the Company’s apartment communities and for development locations; the Company’s ability to compete for limited investment opportunities; the effects of any decision by the government to eliminate Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac or reduce government support for apartment mortgage loans; the effects of changing interest rates and effectiveness of interest rate hedging contracts; the success of the Company’s acquired apartment communities; the Company’s ability to succeed in new markets; the costs associated with compliance with laws requiring access to the Company’s properties by persons with disabilities; the impact of the Company’s ongoing litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act as well as the impact of other litigation; the effects of losses from natural catastrophes in excess of insurance coverage; uncertainties associated with environmental and other regulatory matters; the costs associated with moisture infiltration and resulting mold remediation; the Company’s ability to control joint ventures, properties in which it has joint ownership and corporations and limited partnership in which it has partial interests; the Company’s ability to renew leases or relet units as leases expire; the Company’s ability to continue to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code; the effects of changes in accounting policies and other regulatory matters detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; increased costs arising from health care reform; and any breach of the Company’s privacy or information security systems. Other important risk factors regarding the Company are included under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and may be discussed in subsequent filings with the SEC. The risk factors discussed in the Form 10-K under the caption “Risk Factors” are specifically incorporated by reference into this press release.

    Financial Highlights

    (Unaudited; in thousands, except per share and unit amounts)

           
    Three months endedSix months ended
    June 30,June 30,
      2014       2013   2014       2013
    OPERATING DATA
    Total revenues $ 95,026 $ 89,280 $ 188,538 $ 175,638
    Net income available to common shareholders $ 46,797 $ 26,566 $ 60,111 $ 45,985
    Funds from operations available to common
    shareholders and unitholders (Table 1) $ 31,698 $ 47,906 $ 66,827 $ 88,443
     
    Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 54,335 54,658 54,314 54,648
    Weighted average shares and units outstanding - diluted 54,470 54,801 54,449 54,791
     
    PER COMMON SHARE DATA - DILUTED
    Net income available to common shareholders $ 0.86 $ 0.48 $ 1.10 $ 0.84
     
    Funds from operations available to common
    shareholders and unitholders (Table 1) (1) $ 0.58 $ 0.87 $ 1.22 $ 1.61
     
    Dividends declared $ 0.40 $ 0.33 $ 0.76 $ 0.58
     


    1) Funds from operations available to common shareholders and unitholders per share was computed using weighted average shares and units outstanding, including the impact of dilutive securities totaling 112 and 194 for the three months and 115 and 198 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Additionally, diluted weighted average shares and units included the impact of non-vested shares and units totaling 130 and 127 for the three months and 121 and 119 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, for the computation of FFO per share. Such non-vested shares and units are considered in the income per share computations under GAAP using the “two-class method.”

    Table 1

    Reconciliation of Net Income Available to Common Shareholders to

    Funds From Operations Available to Common Shareholders and Unitholders

    (Unaudited; in thousands, except per share and unit amounts)

           
    Three months endedSix months ended
    June 30,June 30,
      2014         2013   2014         2013
    Net income available to common shareholders $ 46,797 $ 26,566 $ 60,111 $ 45,985
    Noncontrolling interests - Operating Partnership 118 68 151 120
    Depreciation on consolidated real estate assets, net 20,581 20,981 42,071 41,758
    Depreciation on real estate assets held in
    unconsolidated entities 294 291 586 580
    Gains on sales of depreciable real estate assets   (36,092 )   -   (36,092 )   -
    Funds from operations available to common
    shareholders and unitholders $ 31,698   $ 47,906 $ 66,827   $ 88,443
     
    Funds from operations available to common
    shareholders and unitholders - core operations $ 31,698 $ 33,925 $ 66,017 $ 66,268
    Funds from operations available to common
    shareholders and unitholders - condominiums   -     13,981   810     22,175
    Funds from operations available to common
    shareholders and unitholders $ 31,698   $ 47,906 $ 66,827   $ 88,443
     
    Funds from operations - per share and unit - diluted (1) $ 0.58   $ 0.87 $ 1.22   $ 1.61
    Funds from operations per share and unit - core operations $ 0.58   $ 0.62 $ 1.21   $ 1.21
    Weighted average shares and units outstanding - diluted (1)   54,600     54,928   54,570     54,910
     


    1) Diluted weighted average shares and units include the impact of dilutive securities totaling 112 and 194 for the three months and 115 and 198 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Additionally, diluted weighted average shares and units included the impact of non-vested shares and units totaling 130 and 127 for the three months and 121 and 119 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, for the computation of FFO per share. Such non-vested shares and units are considered in the income per share computations under GAAP using the “two-class method.”

    Table 2

    Reconciliation of Same Store Net Operating Income (NOI) to GAAP Net Income

    (Unaudited; In thousands)

               
    Three months endedSix months ended
    June 30,     June 30,March 31,June 30,     June 30,
      2014     2013     2014     2014     2013  
    Total same store NOI $ 46,086 $ 45,945 $ 46,318 $ 92,404 $ 91,525
    Property NOI from held for sale and sold - residential 2,267 2,990 2,473 4,739 5,693
    Property NOI from held for sale and sold - commercial 307 424 300 607 848
    Property NOI from other operating segments   4,348     1,519     3,606     7,955     1,672  
    Consolidated property NOI   53,008     50,878     52,697     105,705     99,738  
    Add (subtract):
    Interest income 4 23 12 16 59
    Other revenues 223 229 219 442 443
    Depreciation (20,829 ) (21,170 ) (21,767 ) (42,596 ) (42,114 )
    Interest expense (10,433 ) (11,042 ) (11,244 ) (21,677 ) (22,094 )
    Amortization of deferred financing costs (620 ) (645 ) (645 ) (1,265 ) (1,269 )
    General and administrative (3,966 ) (4,170 ) (4,128 ) (8,094 ) (8,415 )
    Investment and development (794 ) (592 ) (811 ) (1,605 ) (1,081 )
    Other investment costs (210 ) (516 ) (273 ) (483 ) (821 )
    Other expenses (502 ) - (907 ) (1,409 ) -
    Gains on condominium sales activities, net - 13,981 810 810 22,175
    Equity in income of unconsolidated
    real estate entities, net 501 477 485 986 955
    Other income (expense), net (196 ) (282 ) (195 ) (391 ) (448 )
    Net loss on extinguishment of indebtedness   (4,287 )   -     -     (4,287 )   -  
     
    Income from continuing operations, before gains on
    sales of real estate assets 11,899 27,171 14,253 26,152 47,128
    Gains on sales of real estate assets 36,092 - - 36,092 -
    Income from discontinued operations   -     443     -     -     876  
     
    Net income $ 47,991   $ 27,614   $ 14,253   $ 62,244   $ 48,004  
     
     
    Table 3

    Same Store Net Operating Income (NOI) and Average Rental Rate per Unit by Market

    (In thousands)

                     
    Three months endedQ2 '14Q2 '14Q2 '14
    June 30,     June 30,March 31,vs. Q2 '13vs. Q1 '14% Same
      2014   2013   2014% Change   % Change   Store NOI
    Rental and other revenues
    Atlanta $ 21,305 $ 20,201 $ 20,846 5.5 % 2.2 %
    Dallas 17,970 17,370 17,805 3.5 % 0.9 %
    Houston 2,293 2,151 2,256 6.6 % 1.6 %
    Austin 3,036 2,944 2,986 3.1 % 1.7 %
    Washington, D.C. 13,037 13,199 12,823 (1.2 )% 1.7 %
    Tampa 9,350 9,119 9,251 2.5 % 1.1 %
    Orlando 2,774 2,794 2,709 (0.7 )% 2.4 %
    Charlotte   6,780   6,558   6,596 3.4 % 2.8 %
    Total rental and other revenues   76,545   74,336   75,272 3.0 % 1.7 %
     
    Property operating and maintenance
    expenses (exclusive of depreciation
    and amortization)
    Atlanta 8,767 8,269 8,091 6.0 % 8.4 %
    Dallas 7,881 7,407 7,664 6.4 % 2.8 %
    Houston 976 834 870 17.0 % 12.2 %
    Austin 1,328 1,204 1,345 10.3 % (1.3 )%
    Washington, D.C. 4,640 4,200 4,488 10.5 % 3.4 %
    Tampa 3,748 3,325 3,416 12.7 % 9.7 %
    Orlando 1,042 923 964 12.9 % 8.1 %
    Charlotte   2,077   2,229   2,116 (6.8 )% (1.8 )%
    Total   30,459   28,391   28,954 7.3 % 5.2 %
     
    Net operating income
    Atlanta 12,538 11,932 12,755 5.1 % (1.7 )% 27.1 %
    Dallas 10,089 9,963 10,141 1.3 % (0.5 )% 21.9 %
    Houston 1,317 1,317 1,386 0.0 % (5.0 )% 2.9 %
    Austin 1,708 1,740 1,641 (1.8 )% 4.1 % 3.7 %
    Washington, D.C. 8,397 8,999 8,335 (6.7 )% 0.7 % 18.2 %
    Tampa 5,602 5,794 5,835 (3.3 )% (4.0 )% 12.2 %
    Orlando 1,732 1,871 1,745 (7.4 )% (0.7 )% 3.8 %
    Charlotte   4,703   4,329   4,480 8.6 % 5.0 % 10.2 %
    Total same store NOI $ 46,086 $ 45,945 $ 46,318 0.3 % (0.5 )% 100.0 %
     
     
    Average rental rate per unit
    Atlanta $ 1,323 $ 1,261 $ 1,301 4.9 % 1.7 %
    Dallas 1,240 1,213 1,232 2.2 % 0.6 %
    Houston 1,396 1,326 1,374 5.3 % 1.6 %
    Austin 1,566 1,509 1,551 3.8 % 1.0 %
    Washington, D.C. 1,871 1,898 1,868 (1.4 )% 0.2 %
    Tampa 1,418 1,386 1,402 2.3 % 1.1 %
    Orlando 1,492 1,518 1,484 (1.7 )% 0.5 %
    Charlotte 1,255 1,221 1,245 2.8 % 0.8 %

    Total average rental rate per unit

    1,393 1,361 1,380 2.4 % 0.9 %
     
     
    Table 3 (con’t)

    Same Store Net Operating Income (NOI) and Average Rental Rate per Unit byMarket

    (In thousands)

           
    Six months ended
    June 30,     June 30,
      2014   2013% Change  
    Rental and other revenues
    Atlanta $ 42,151 $ 40,019 5.3 %
    Dallas 35,776 34,633 3.3 %
    Houston 4,549 4,310 5.5 %
    Austin 6,023 5,828 3.3 %
    Washington, D.C. 25,859 26,239 (1.4 )%
    Tampa 18,601 18,134 2.6 %
    Orlando 5,483 5,579 (1.7 )%
    Charlotte   13,376   13,106 2.1 %
    Total rental and other revenues   151,818   147,848 2.7 %
     
    Property operating and maintenance
    expenses (exclusive of depreciation
    and amortization)
    Atlanta 16,858 16,131 4.5 %
    Dallas 15,546 14,598 6.5 %
    Houston 1,846 1,653 11.7 %
    Austin 2,673 2,430 10.0 %
    Washington, D.C. 9,128 8,507 7.3 %
    Tampa 7,164 6,646 7.8 %
    Orlando 2,006 2,031 (1.2 )%
    Charlotte   4,193   4,327 (3.1 )%
    Total   59,414   56,323 5.5 %
     
    Net operating income
    Atlanta 25,293 23,888 5.9 %
    Dallas 20,230 20,035 1.0 %
    Houston 2,703 2,657 1.7 %
    Austin 3,350 3,398 (1.4 )%
    Washington, D.C. 16,731 17,732 (5.6 )%
    Tampa 11,437 11,488 (0.4 )%
    Orlando 3,477 3,548 (2.0 )%
    Charlotte   9,183   8,779 4.6 %
    Total same store NOI $ 92,404 $ 91,525 1.0 %
     
     
    Average rental rate per unit
    Atlanta $ 1,312 $ 1,254 4.6 %
    Dallas 1,236 1,206 2.5 %
    Houston 1,385 1,316 5.2 %
    Austin 1,559 1,500 3.9 %
    Washington, D.C. 1,870 1,893 (1.2 )%
    Tampa 1,410 1,378 2.3 %
    Orlando 1,488 1,515 (1.8 )%
    Charlotte 1,250 1,217 2.7 %
    Total average rental rate per unit 1,387 1,355 2.4 %

     

    Table 4

    Computation of Debt Ratios

    (In thousands)

     
    As of June 30,
      2014           2013  
    Total real estate assets per balance sheet $ 2,221,738 $ 2,260,846
    Plus:
    Company share of real estate assets held in unconsolidated entities 57,402 58,187
    Company share of accumulated depreciation - assets held in unconsolidated entities 13,403 11,896
    Accumulated depreciation per balance sheet 895,723 884,571
    Accumulated depreciation on assets held for sale   40,986     -  
    Total undepreciated real estate assets (A) $ 3,229,252   $ 3,215,500  
     
    Total debt per balance sheet $ 976,760 $ 1,100,604
    Plus:
    Company share of third party debt held in unconsolidated entities   49,531     49,531  
    Total debt (adjusted for joint venture partners' share of debt) (B) $ 1,026,291   $ 1,150,135  
     
    Total debt as a % of undepreciated real estate assets (adjusted for joint venture
    partners' share of debt) (B÷A)   31.8 %   35.8 %
     
    Total debt per balance sheet $ 976,760 $ 1,100,604
    Plus:
    Company share of third party debt held in unconsolidated entities 49,531 49,531
    Preferred shares at liquidation value   43,392     43,392  
    Total debt and preferred equity (adjusted for joint venture partners'
    share of debt) (C) $ 1,069,683   $ 1,193,527  
     
    Total debt and preferred equity as a % of undepreciated real estate assets (adjusted
    for joint venture partners' share of debt) (C÷A)   33.1 %   37.1 %





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    Chris Papa, 404-846-5028


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