Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO"): AFFO is defined by the company as Core FFO (as defined above), less recurring building improvements and second generation capital expenditures (the leasing of vacant space that had previously been under lease by the company is referred to as second generation lease activity) and adjusted for certain non-cash items including straight line rental income, non-cash components of interest expense and stock compensation expense, and after similar adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.
Same Property Performance
The company includes same-property net operating income growth as a property-level supplemental measure of performance. The company does not believe same-property net operating income growth to be a primary measure of overall company operating performance. The company utilizes same-property net income growth as a supplemental measure to evaluate property-level performance, without differentiating or making adjustment as to whether a property is consolidated or jointly controlled.
A description of the properties that are excluded from the company's same-property measure is included on page 21 of our December 31, 2012 supplemental information.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns and operates more than 145 million rentable square feet of industrial and office, including medical office, space in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.
Fourth Quarter Earnings Call and Supplemental Information
Duke Realty is hosting a conference call tomorrow, January 31, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its fourth quarter operating results and 2013 guidance. All investors and other interested parties are invited to listen to the call. Access is available through the Investor Relations section of the company's Web site.
A copy of the company's supplemental information and a summary of the key assumptions of its 2013 Core FFO guidance will be available by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time today through the Investor Relations section of the company's Web site.
Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including, among others, statements regarding the company's future financial position or results, future dividends, and future performance, are forward-looking statements. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the company, members of its management team, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based, and generally are identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "seeks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "should," or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Many of these factors are beyond the company's abilities to control or predict. Such factors include, but are not limited to, (i) general adverse economic and local real estate conditions; (ii) the inability of major tenants to continue paying their rent obligations due to bankruptcy, insolvency or a general downturn in their business; (iii) financing risks, such as the inability to obtain equity, debt or other sources of financing or refinancing on favorable terms, if at all; (iv) the company's ability to raise capital by selling its assets; (v) changes in governmental laws and regulations; (vi) the level and volatility of interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; (vii) valuation of joint venture investments, (viii) valuation of marketable securities and other investments; (ix) valuation of real estate; (x) increases in operating costs; (xi) changes in the dividend policy for the company's common stock; (xii) the reduction in the company's income in the event of multiple lease terminations by tenants; (xiii) impairment charges, (xiv) the effects of geopolitical instability and risks such as terrorist attacks; (xv) the effects of weather and natural disasters such as floods, droughts, wind, tornados and hurricanes; and (xvi) the effect of any damage to our reputation resulting from developments relating to any of items (i) - (ix). Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company refers you to the section entitled "Risk Factors" contained in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Copies of each filing may be obtained from the company or the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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