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Kimco Realty Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

– Base Rent Collections Continue to Strengthen with 91% Collected in September –

– Financial Capacity Exceeds $2 Billion with $325 million in Cash –

JERICHO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2020-- Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM), one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers and mixed-use assets, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Collected approximately 89% of base rents for the third quarter highlighted by a 91% collection rate for the month of September. Subsequently collected 90% of October’s rents.
  • Reported pro-rata portfolio occupancy of 94.6%.
  • Recognized 8.2% increase in pro-rata rental-rate spreads on comparable spaces.
  • Commenced the grand opening of the ShopRite grocer at The Boulevard® Signature Series redevelopment project in Staten Island, NY.
  • Ended the quarter with a liquidity position of over $2.3 billion in immediate availability including $325 million in cash.
  • Issued a 2.7% $500 million 10-year Green Bond and a 1.9% $400 million 7.5-year unsecured bond.

“The strength of our third quarter rent collections exemplifies the stability of our well-located, predominately grocery-anchored portfolio that provides essential goods and services to the communities it serves,” stated Conor Flynn, Kimco’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our leasing volume and spreads for renewals and options remain at or above pre-pandemic levels, and we’re encouraged by the growth in our leasing pipeline for new leases, led by grocers and other essential retailers. With our robust liquidity level, minimal upcoming debt maturities and over $500 million in Albertsons common stock owned, our balance sheet serves as a source of strength to successfully navigate these extraordinary times with an overarching focus on creating long-term shareholder value.”

Financial Results

Net (loss)/income available to the company’s common shareholders for the third quarter of 2020 was ($44.7) million, or ($0.10) per diluted share, compared to $59.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. The year-over-year change was primarily due to:

  • ($76.5) million in a mark-to-market adjustment on 39.8 million common shares of Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) held by the company.
  • ($28.3) million from potentially uncollectible receivables, including $4.0 million in abatements.
  • ($8.6) million of one-time non-cash severance charge related to voluntary early retirement and organizational streamlining with the merging of Kimco’s Southern and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • ($7.5) million in early extinguishment of debt charges related to the redemption of $485 million of Kimco’s 3.20% unsecured bonds due in 2021.
  • $18.6 million associated with an $11.4 million charge for the redemption of preferred stock during the third quarter of 2019 which resulted in $7.2 million less in preferred dividends paid during the third quarter of 2020.

NAREIT Funds From Operations (FFO)* was $106.7 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2020 compared to $146.9 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2019.

Operating Results

  • Pro-rata portfolio occupancy ended the quarter at 94.6%, compared to 95.6% on a sequential basis and 96.4% year-over-year. The change in occupancy was primarily due to tenant bankruptcies including Modell’s (8 leases), Pier 1 Imports (11 leases), Ascena (14 leases) and GNC (12 leases).
  • Pro-rata anchor occupancy ended the quarter at 97.4%, compared to 98.2% sequentially and 98.7% in the comparable period in 2019.
  • Small shop occupancy ended the quarter at 86.7%, compared to 88.0% sequentially and 89.9% in the comparable period in 2019.
  • Pro-rata rental-rate spreads on comparable spaces during the third quarter of 2020 increased 8.2%, with rental rates for new leases up 5.1% and renewals/options up 8.8%.
  • The company executed a total of 233 leases totaling 1.5 million square feet during the third quarter. Renewals/options, which represented approximately 75% of all leases executed during the third quarter, totaled 174 leases for 1.2 million square feet and compares favorably to the 1.1 million square feet completed during the third quarter of 2019. In addition, of the 174 renewals/options executed in the third quarter of 2020, only eight leases were at a lower spread than the prior lease.
  • Same-property Net Operating Income (NOI)* decreased 9.1% over the third quarter of 2019 due primarily to a charge for potentially uncollectible accounts receivable.

Capital Markets

  • Issued $400 million of 1.90% notes maturing March 2028 and a $500 million, 10-year green bond at a 2.70% coupon.
  • Repaid the remaining $325 million outstanding on the company’s unsecured term loan.
  • Redeemed $485 million of Kimco’s 3.20% bonds due May 2021 resulting in a $7.5 million early extinguishment of debt charge.
  • Ended the quarter with over $2.3 billion of immediate liquidity, including full availability under the company’s $2.0 billion unsecured revolving credit facility, and $325 million in cash. In addition, Kimco maintains over $550 million of Albertson’s common stock, subject to certain lock-up provisions.

*A reconciliation of net (loss)/income available to the company’s common shareholders to NAREIT FFO and same-property NOI is provided in the tables accompanying this press release.

COVID-19 Update

  • At the end of October, all of Kimco’s shopping centers remain open and operational with approximately 98% of tenants, based on annualized base rent (ABR), currently open, including those that are operating on a limited basis
  • Kimco has collected approximately 89% of the total pro-rata base rents billed for the third quarter of 2020 including 91% for the month of September. Subsequently, rent collections for October were approximately 90%.
  • The company granted rent deferrals approximating 5% of pro-rata minimum base rent for the third quarter of 2020. The company continues to negotiate with tenants the payment of rents not yet collected or deferred.
  • Kimco’s Board of Directors continues to assess the company’s taxable income required to be distributed in order to maintain REIT compliance and expects to declare and pay a dividend on common shares prior to year-end 2020.

Conference Call and Supplemental Materials

Kimco will hold its quarterly conference call on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The call will include a review of the company’s third quarter results as well as a discussion of the company’s strategy and expectations for the future. To participate, dial 1-888-317-6003 (Passcode: 9517032).

A replay will be available through February 5, 2021, by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (Passcode: 10147466). Access to the live call and replay will be available through the company's website at investors.kimcorealty.com.

About Kimco

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Jericho, N.Y. that is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers and mixed-use assets. As of September 30, 2020, the company owned interests in 400 U.S. shopping centers and mixed-use assets comprising 70 million square feet of gross leasable space primarily concentrated in the top major metropolitan markets. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 60 years. For further information, please visit www.kimcorealty.com, the company’s blog at blog.kimcorealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kimcorealty.

The company announces material information to its investors using the company’s investor relations website (investors.kimcorealty.com), SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls, and webcasts. The company also uses social media to communicate with its investors and the public, and the information the company posts on social media may be deemed material information. Therefore, the company encourages investors, the media, and others interested in the company to review the information that it posts on the company’s blog (blog.kimcorealty.com) and social media channels, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/KimcoRealty), Twitter (www.twitter.com/kimcorealty), YouTube (www.youtube.com/kimcorealty) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/kimco-realty-corporation). The list of social media channels that the company uses may be updated on its investor relations website from time to time.

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements in this news release state the company’s and management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations or projections of the future and are forward-looking statements. It is important to note that the company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations 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 to the company, (iv) the company’s ability to raise capital by selling its assets, (v) changes in governmental laws and regulations and management’s ability to estimate the impact of such changes, (vi) the level and volatility of interest rates and management’s ability to estimate the impact thereof, (vii) pandemics or other health crises, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), (viii) the availability of suitable acquisition, disposition, development and redevelopment opportunities, and risks related to acquisitions not performing in accordance with our expectations, (ix) valuation and risks related to the company’s joint venture and preferred equity investments, (x) valuation of marketable securities and other investments, (xi) increases in operating costs, (xii) changes in the dividend policy for the company’s common and preferred stock and the company’s ability to pay dividends, (xiii) the reduction in the company’s income in the event of multiple lease terminations by tenants or a failure by multiple tenants to occupy their premises in a shopping center, (xiv) impairment charges and (xv) unanticipated changes in the company’s intention or ability to prepay certain debt prior to maturity and/or hold certain securities until maturity. 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 Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. Copies of each filing may be obtained from the company or the SEC.

The company refers you to the documents filed by the company from time to time with the SEC, specifically the section titled “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as may be updated or supplemented in the company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the company’s other filings with the SEC, which discuss these and other factors that could adversely affect the company’s results. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share information)
(unaudited)
 
September 30, 2020 December 31, 2019
Assets:
Real estate, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization
of $2,662,212 and $2,500,053, respectively

$

9,373,537

 

$

9,209,053

 

Real estate under development

 

5,672

 

 

220,170

 

Investments in and advances to real estate joint ventures

 

589,672

 

 

578,118

 

Other real estate investments

 

120,148

 

 

194,400

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

324,977

 

 

123,947

 

Marketable securities

 

556,791

 

 

9,353

 

Accounts and notes receivable, net

 

239,864

 

 

218,689

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

94,807

 

 

99,125

 

Other assets

 

218,724

 

 

345,012

 

Total assets

$

11,524,192

 

$

10,997,867

 

 
Liabilities:
Notes payable, net

$

5,042,737

 

$

4,831,759

 

Mortgages and construction loan payable, net

 

314,641

 

 

484,008

 

Dividends payable

 

5,366

 

 

126,274

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

88,893

 

 

92,711

 

Other liabilities

 

517,185

 

 

516,265

 

Total liabilities

 

5,968,822

 

 

6,051,017

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

17,943

 

 

17,943

 

 
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, authorized 7,054,000 shares;
Issued and outstanding (in series) 19,580 shares;
Aggregate liquidation preference $489,500

 

20

 

 

20

 

 
Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 750,000,000 shares; issued and
outstanding 432,501,817 and 431,814,951 shares, respectively

 

4,325

 

 

4,318

 

Paid-in capital

 

5,759,104

 

 

5,765,233

 

Cumulative distributions in excess of net income

 

(288,491

)

 

(904,679

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

5,474,958

 

 

4,864,892

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

62,469

 

 

64,015

 

Total equity

 

5,537,427

 

 

4,928,907

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

11,524,192

 

$

10,997,867

 

 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Revenues
Revenues from rental properties, net

$

256,607

 

$

279,181

 

$

778,572

 

$

850,525

 

Management and other fee income

 

3,185

 

 

3,690

 

 

9,880

 

 

12,229

 

Total revenues

 

259,792

 

 

282,871

 

 

788,452

 

 

862,754

 

Operating expenses
Rent

 

(2,767

)

 

(2,836

)

 

(8,429

)

 

(8,452

)

Real estate taxes

 

(40,403

)

 

(37,519

)

 

(118,733

)

 

(113,871

)

Operating and maintenance

 

(42,844

)

 

(39,758

)

 

(124,192

)

 

(123,871

)

General and administrative

 

(28,795

)

 

(23,832

)

 

(72,316

)

 

(72,296

)

Impairment charges

 

(397

)

 

(19,609

)

 

(3,509

)

 

(41,235

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

(71,704

)

 

(68,874

)

 

(214,660

)

 

(209,440

)

Total operating expenses

 

(186,910

)

 

(192,428

)

 

(541,839

)

 

(569,165

)

 
Gain on sale of properties

 

-

 

 

9,025

 

 

5,697

 

 

47,382

 

Operating income

 

72,882

 

 

99,468

 

 

252,310

 

 

340,971

 

 
Other income/(expense)
Other (expense)/income, net

 

(900

)

 

4,526

 

 

393

 

 

7,512

 

(Loss)/gain on marketable securities, net

 

(76,931

)

 

(199

)

 

444,646

 

 

1,375

 

Gain on sale of cost method investment

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

190,832

 

 

-

 

Interest expense

 

(46,942

)

 

(43,146

)

 

(141,017

)

 

(131,638

)

Early extinguishment of debt charges

 

(7,538

)

 

-

 

 

(7,538

)

 

-

 

(Loss)/income before income taxes, net, equity in income of
joint ventures, net, and equity in income from other real estate
investments, net

 

(59,429

)

 

60,649

 

 

739,626

 

 

218,220

 

 
(Provision)/benefit for income taxes, net

 

(388

)

 

3,866

 

 

(482

)

 

3,580

 

Equity in income of joint ventures, net

 

11,233

 

 

17,673

 

 

35,039

 

 

58,960

 

Equity in income of other real estate investments, net

 

11,155

 

 

3,265

 

 

26,895

 

 

22,758

 

 
Net (loss)/income

 

(37,429

)

 

85,453

 

 

801,078

 

 

303,518

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(965

)

 

(1,463

)

 

(1,479

)

 

(2,332

)

Net (loss)/income attributable to the Company

 

(38,394

)

 

83,990

 

 

799,599

 

 

301,186

 

Preferred stock redemption charges

 

-

 

 

(11,369

)

 

-

 

 

(11,369

)

Preferred dividends

 

(6,354

)

 

(13,573

)

 

(19,062

)

 

(42,641

)

Net (loss)/income available to the Company's common shareholders

$

(44,748

)

$

59,048

 

$

780,537

 

$

247,176

 

 
Per common share:
Net (loss)/income available to the Company: (2)
Basic

$

(0.10

)

$

0.14

 

$

1.80

 

$

0.58

 

Diluted

$

(0.10

)

$

0.14

 

$

1.80

 

(1)

$

0.58

 

(1)

Weighted average shares:
Basic

 

429,994

 

 

419,823

 

 

429,899

 

 

419,663

 

Diluted

 

429,994

 

 

421,002

 

 

431,602

 

 

420,986

 

(1)

Reflects the potential impact if certain units were converted to common stock at the beginning of the period. The impact of the conversion would have an anti-dilutive effect on net income and therefore have not been included. Adjusted for distributions on convertible units of $119 and $20 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

(2)

Adjusted for earnings attributable from participating securities of ($251) and ($654) for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and ($5,259) and ($1,938) for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Reconciliation of Net (Loss)/Income Available to the Company's Common Shareholders to
FFO Available to the Company's Common Shareholders
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net (loss)/income available to the Company's common shareholders

$

(44,748

)

$

59,048

 

$

780,537

 

$

247,176

 

Gain on sale of properties

 

-

 

 

(9,025

)

 

(5,697

)

 

(47,382

)

Gain on sale of joint venture properties

 

-

 

 

(1,988

)

 

(18

)

 

(15,174

)

Depreciation and amortization - real estate related

 

71,015

 

 

68,250

 

 

212,018

 

 

208,233

 

Depr. and amort. - real estate jvs

 

9,932

 

 

9,768

 

 

30,673

 

 

30,044

 

Impairment charges (including real estate jvs)

 

775

 

 

19,786

 

 

4,354

 

 

44,441

 

Gain on sale of cost method investment

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(190,832

)

 

-

 

Profit participation from other real estate investments, net

 

(8,406

)

 

1,196

 

 

(15,875

)

 

(8,588

)

Loss/(gain) on marketable securities, net

 

76,931

 

 

199

 

 

(444,646

)

 

(1,375

)

Provision for income taxes (1)

 

1,500

 

 

-

 

 

1,501

 

 

-

 

Noncontrolling interests (1)

 

(310

)

 

(309

)

 

(1,373

)

 

(890

)

Funds available to the Company's common shareholders

$

106,689

 

$

146,925

 

$

370,642

 

$

456,485

 

 
Weighted average shares outstanding for FFO calculations:
Basic

 

429,994

 

 

419,823

 

 

429,899

 

 

419,663

 

Units

 

658

 

 

833

 

 

639

 

 

839

 

Dilutive effect of equity awards

 

1,192

 

 

1,120

 

 

1,496

 

 

1,273

 

Diluted (2)

 

431,844

 

 

421,776

 

 

432,034

 

 

421,774

 

 
FFO per common share - basic

$

0.25

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.86

 

$

1.09

 

FFO per common share - diluted (2)

$

0.25

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.86

 

$

1.08

 

(1)

Related to gains, impairments and depreciation on properties, where applicable.

(2)

Reflects the potential impact if certain units were converted to common stock at the beginning of the period. Funds from operations would be increased by $57 and $213 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Funds from operations would be increased by $218 and $670 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Reconciliation of Net (Loss)/Income Available to the Company's Common Shareholders
to Same Property NOI
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net (loss)/income available to the Company's common shareholders

$

(44,748

)

$

59,048

 

$

780,537

 

$

247,176

 

Adjustments:
Management and other fee income

 

(3,185

)

 

(3,690

)

 

(9,880

)

 

(12,229

)

General and administrative

 

28,795

 

 

23,832

 

 

72,316

 

 

72,296

 

Impairment charges

 

397

 

 

19,609

 

 

3,509

 

 

41,235

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

71,704

 

 

68,874

 

 

214,660

 

 

209,440

 

Gain on sale of properties

 

-

 

 

(9,025

)

 

(5,697

)

 

(47,382

)

Interest and other expense, net

 

55,380

 

 

38,620

 

 

148,162

 

 

124,126

 

Loss/(gain) on marketable securities, net

 

76,931

 

 

199

 

 

(444,646

)

 

(1,375

)

Gain on sale of cost method investment

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(190,832

)

 

-

 

Provision/(benefit) for income taxes, net

 

388

 

 

(3,866

)

 

482

 

 

(3,580

)

Equity in income of other real estate investments, net

 

(11,155

)

 

(3,265

)

 

(26,895

)

 

(22,758

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

965

 

 

1,463

 

 

1,479

 

 

2,332

 

Preferred stock redemption charges

 

-

 

 

11,369

 

 

-

 

 

11,369

 

Preferred dividends

 

6,354

 

 

13,573

 

 

19,062

 

 

42,641

 

Non same property net operating income

 

(3,890

)

 

(17,485

)

 

(22,497

)

 

(65,440

)

Non-operational expense from joint ventures, net

 

16,494

 

 

14,611

 

 

52,272

 

 

39,529

 

Same Property NOI

$

194,430

 

$

213,867

 

$

592,032

 

$

637,380

 

 
Certain reclassifications of prior year amounts have been made to conform with the current year presentation.

 

David F. Bujnicki
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy
Kimco Realty Corporation
1-866-831-4297
dbujnicki@kimcorealty.com

Source: Kimco Realty Corporation

David F. Bujnicki
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy
Kimco Realty Corporation
1-866-831-4297
dbujnicki@kimcorealty.com