Investors

As baby boomers age, Medicare enrollment rises, and so does the need for more high quality senior care facilities. CareTrust remains bullish on the senior healthcare space.

Press Release

CareTrust REIT, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Operating Results

02/11/16

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) today reported operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015, as well as other recent events.

Highlights included:

  • Net income was $0.10 for the fourth quarter, and $0.26 for the year, per diluted share;
  • Normalized FFO was $0.25 for the quarter and $0.94 for the year, per diluted share;
  • Normalized FAD was $0.27 for the quarter and $1.04 for the year, per diluted share;
  • During the year and since, CareTrust announced investments of approximately $271 million, at a blended going-in cash yield of over 9.5%, in 30 skilled nursing and senior housing facilities across Colorado, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa and Texas, initiating six new net-lease tenant relationships in the process; and
  • During the year and since, CareTrust eliminated all of its secured indebtedness by (i) replacing its secured revolving credit facility with a new, four-year $400 million unsecured revolving credit facility that includes an accordion feature which allows CareTrust to increase the line's borrowing availability to $650 million, (ii) entering into a new $100 million, seven-year, non-amortizing unsecured term loan, and (iii) paying off and terminating its previously non-prepayable $95 million secured mortgage loan under the legacy 2006 credit agreement with General Electric Capital Corporation. 

Approximately $271 Million in New Investments Completed

Commenting on the investment activity during the year and since, Greg Stapley, CareTrust's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "Our new investments in 2015 and since demonstrate our ability to consistently add small-to-medium sized acquisitions to our portfolio, to opportunistically pursue larger investments, to create new tenant relationships with quality operators, and to grow those new tenant relationships with add-on acquisitions." He noted that CareTrust now has ten tenant relationships, that revenue from its Ensign leases has been reduced to approximately 64% of total revenues exclusive of tenant reimbursements on a run-rate basis, and that the entire lease portfolio remains operationally healthy with solid and growing lease coverage.

Financial Results & Financing Activities

Discussing financial results for the year, Chief Financial Officer Bill Wagner reported that the Company generated normalized FFO of $35.3 million or $0.94 per diluted common share, and normalized FAD of $39.0 million or $1.04 per diluted common share.  

Mr. Wagner also discussed the Company's expanded revolver capacity and recent debt refinancing activity.  "We have finally replaced the last of our secured debt with lower-cost unsecured debt, and in the process expanded our borrowing capacity and further staggered our debt maturities," he said. He noted that, taking into account existing extension rights, CareTrust now has no debt maturing before 2020, and that the Company's current debt-to-EBITDA ratio stands at approximately 5.7x, down from approximately 7.0x at the Company's spinoff just 20 months ago.

Commenting on the Company's liquidity, he added, "For 2016, we are positioned to fund our near-term growth plans and to improve our credit profile with the rating agencies." He noted that at present only about $85 million is drawn on the Company's $400 million unsecured revolver, leaving ample room for additional investments in the near term. 

2016 Guidance Revised Upward

Mr. Wagner updated the Company's previously-issued 2016 earnings guidance, projecting normalized FFO per diluted share of approximately $1.05 to $1.07, and normalized FAD per diluted share of approximately $1.15 to $1.17. The guidance assumes no new acquisitions beyond those made to date, no new debt incurrence or equity issuances, and no rent bumps on the Company's long-term leases.

Dividends Declared

During the year, the Company declared dividends totaling $0.64 per common share. "Our annual dividend represents a payout ratio of approximately 62% based on the $1.04 normalized FAD for 2015," said Mr. Wagner. "At this level," he added, "our dividend remains among the best-protected of all our industry peers and gives us additional growth capital, all while providing a solid return to our shareholders."

Conference Call

An earnings webcast will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, during which CareTrust's management will discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2015 results, recent developments and other matters affecting the Company's business and prospects. To listen to the webcast, or to view any financial or other statistical information required by SEC Regulation G, please visit the Investors section of the CareTrust website at http://investor.caretrustreit.com/. The webcast will be recorded, and will be available for replay via the website for one year following the event.

About CareTrustTM

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust that is engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of seniors housing and healthcare-related properties. With 129 net-leased healthcare properties and three operated seniors housing properties in 15 states, CareTrust is pursuing opportunities nationwide to acquire additional properties that will be leased to a diverse group of local, regional and national seniors housing operators, healthcare services providers, and other healthcare-related businesses. More information about CareTrust is available at www.caretrustreit.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release contains, and the related conference call and webcast will include, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding our intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future financing plans, business and acquisition strategies, growth prospects and operating and financial performance.

Words such as "anticipate(s)," "expect(s)," "intend(s)," "plan(s)," "believe(s)," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seek(s)" and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on Management's current expectations and beliefs, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could lead to actual results differing materially from those projected, forecasted or expected. Although Management believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are not guarantees and the Company can give no assurance that their expectations will be attained. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's operations and future prospects or which could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to:  (i) the ability to achieve some or all of the expected benefits from the completed spin-off;  (ii) the ability and willingness of Ensign to meet and/or perform its obligations under the contractual arrangements that it entered into with the Company in connection with the spin-off, including the Ensign Master Leases, and any of its obligations to indemnify, defend and hold the Company harmless from and against various claims, litigation and liabilities; (iii) the ability and willingness of the Company's tenants to (a) comply with laws, rules and regulations in the operation of the properties the Company leases to them, and (b) renew their leases with the Company upon expiration, or in the alternative, (c) the Company's ability to reposition and re-let the Company's properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or replacement of an existing tenant and any obligations, including indemnification obligations, that the Company may incur in replacing an existing tenant; (iv) the availability of, and the ability to identify and acquire, suitable acquisition opportunities and lease the same to reliable tenants on accretive terms; (v) the ability to generate sufficient cash flows to service the Company's outstanding indebtedness; (vi) access to debt and equity capital markets; (vii) fluctuating interest rates; (viii) the ability to retain and properly incentivize key management personnel; (ix) the ability to qualify or maintain the Company's status as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"); (x) changes in the U.S. tax laws and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs; (xi) other risks inherent in the real estate business, including potential liability relating to environmental matters and illiquidity of real estate investments; and (xii) any additional factors included in this report and any included in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of Part I of the Company's most recently filed Form 10-K.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, whether in this press release or the related conference call and webcast. Except in the normal course of the Company's public disclosure obligations, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

CARETRUST REIT, INC. 
 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(in thousands) 
         
         
     December 31, December 31, 
      2015    2014   
         
Assets      
Real estate investments, net $  645,614  $  436,215  
Other real estate investments    8,477     7,532  
Cash and cash equivalents    11,467     25,320  
Accounts receivable    2,342     2,291  
Prepaid expenses and other assets    2,083     809  
Deferred financing costs, net    3,183     2,973  
   Total assets $  673,166  $  475,140  
         
Liabilities and Equity     
Senior unsecured notes payable, net $  254,229  $  253,165  
Mortgage notes payable, net    94,676     97,608  
Unsecured revolving credit facility    45,000     -   
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities    9,269     6,959  
Dividends payable    7,704     3,946  
   Total liabilities  410,878   361,678  
         
Equity:      
Common stock    477     313  
Additional paid-in capital    410,217     246,041  
Cumulative distributions in excess of earnings    (148,406)    (132,892) 
   Total equity  262,288   113,462  
   Total liabilities and equity $  673,166  $  475,140  
         


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
         
         
  Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
   2015   2014   2015   2014 
  (unaudited)    
Revenues:       
 Rental income$  20,110  $  14,139  $  65,979  $  51,367 
 Tenant reimbursements   1,631     1,230     5,497     4,956 
 Independent living facilities   642     663     2,510     2,519 
 Interest and other income   249     45     965     55 
 Total revenues   22,632     16,077     74,951     58,897 
Expenses:       
 Depreciation and amortization   7,040     5,369     24,133     23,000 
 Interest expense   6,145     5,900     25,256     21,622 
 Loss on extinguishment of debt   -      -      -      4,067 
 Property taxes   1,631     1,230     5,497     4,956 
 Acquisition costs   -      47     -      47 
 Independent living facilities   598     559     2,376     2,243 
 General and administrative   2,215     2,342     7,655     11,105 
 Total expenses   17,629     15,447     64,917     67,040 
Net income (loss)$  5,003  $  630  $  10,034  $  (8,143)
         
Earnings (loss) per common share:       
 Basic$  0.10  $  0.03  $  0.26  $  (0.36)
 Diluted$  0.10  $  0.03  $  0.26  $  (0.36)
         
Weighted average shares outstanding:       
 Basic   47,660     24,419     37,380     22,788 
 Diluted   47,660     24,586     37,380     22,788 
         


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
     
     
  Year Ended December 31,
   2015   2014 
     
Cash flows from operating activities:   
 Net income (loss)$  10,034  $  (8,143)
 Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by   
 operating activities:   
 Depreciation and amortization   24,133     23,000 
 Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount   2,200     1,603 
 Write-off of deferred financing costs   1,208     -  
 Amortization of stock-based compensation   1,522     154 
 Non cash interest income   ( 945)    ( 32)
 Loss on extinguishment of debt   -      1,998 
 Loss on settlement of interest rate swap   -      1,661 
 Change in operating assets and liabilities:   
 Accounts receivable   ( 2,326)    4 
 Accounts receivable due from related party   2,275     ( 2,275)
 Prepaid expenses and other assets   ( 86)    445 
 Interest rate swap   -      ( 1,661)
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   2,239     5,152 
Net cash provided by operating activities   40,254     21,906 
Cash flows from investing activities:   
 Acquisition of real estate   ( 232,466)    ( 25,742)
 Improvements to real estate   ( 187)    ( 579)
 Purchases of equipment, furniture and fixtures   ( 276)    ( 19,275)
 Preferred equity investment   -      ( 7,500)
 Escrow deposits for acquisition of real estate   ( 1,750)    ( 500)
 Net proceeds from the sale of vacant land   30     -  
Net cash used in investing activities   ( 234,649)    ( 53,596)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
 Proceeds from the issuance of common stock, net   162,963     -  
 Proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured notes payable   -      260,000 
 Borrowings under unsecured credit facility   45,000     -  
 Borrowings under senior secured revolving credit facility   35,000     10,000 
 Proceeds from the issuance of mortgage notes payable   -      50,676 
 Repayments of borrowings under senior secured revolving credit facility   ( 35,000)    ( 88,701)
 Payments on the mortgage notes payable   ( 3,183)    ( 68,155)
 Payments on the senior secured term loan   -      ( 65,624)
 Payments of deferred financing costs   ( 2,303)    ( 13,436)
 Net-settle adjustment on restricted stock   ( 145)    -  
 Dividends paid on common stock   ( 21,790)    ( 33,001)
 Net contribution from Ensign   -      4,356 
Net cash provided by financing activities   180,542     56,115 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   ( 13,853)    24,425 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   25,320     895 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$  11,467  $  25,320 
     


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
DEBT SUMMARY
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
            
            
        December 31, 2015
    Interest Rate/ Maturity  Deferred Net Carrying
Debt Collateral Spread Date PrincipalLoan Costs Value
            
Fixed Rate Debt           
            
Senior unsecured notes payable Unsecured  5.875% 2021 $  260,000 $  (5,771) $  254,229 
            
GECC mortgage notes payable (1) 10 properties  7.252% 2017    46,165    (168)    45,997 
           306,165    (5,939)    300,226 
            
Floating Rate Debt           
            
GECC mortgage notes payable (1) 10 properties L + 3.35% 2017    48,857    (178)    48,679 
            
Unsecured revolving credit facility (2)Unsecured L + 1.75%-2.40%2019    45,000    -    (3)   45,000 
           93,857    (178)    93,679 
            
Total Debt       $  400,022 $  (6,117) $  393,905 
            
Debt Statistics           
% Fixed Rate Debt        76.5%   
% Floating Rate Debt        23.5%   
Total        100.0%   
            
Weighted Average Interest Rates:           
Fixed        6.1%   
Floating        3.2%   
Blended        5.4%   
            
(1) The GECC mortgage notes payable was paid off on February 1, 2016, in conjunction with an amendment to our Credit Facility which
included, among other things, increased commitments to $400.0 million under our Revolving Facility and a $100.0 million Term Loan.
(2) Funds can also be borrowed at the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.75% to 1.4%. 
(3) Deferred financing fees are not shown net for the unsecured revolving credit facility and are included in assets on the balance sheet. 
            


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
        
        
  QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter Year
  EndedEndedEndedEnded Ended
  March 31, 2015June 30, 2015September 30, 2015December 31, 2015 December 31, 2015
Revenues:      
 Rental income$  14,842 $  15,249 $  15,778 $  20,110  $  65,979 
 Tenant reimbursements   1,258    1,288    1,320    1,631     5,497 
 Independent living facilities   635    607    626    642     2,510 
 Interest and other income   223    232    261    249     965 
 Total revenues   16,958    17,376    17,985    22,632     74,951 
Expenses:      
 Depreciation and amortization   5,599    5,679    5,815    7,040     24,133 
 Interest expense   5,901    5,989    7,221    6,145     25,256 
 Property taxes   1,258    1,288    1,320    1,631     5,497 
 Independent living facilities   602    566    610    598     2,376 
 General and administrative   1,560    1,588    2,292    2,215     7,655 
 Total expenses   14,920    15,110    17,258    17,629     64,917 
Net income$  2,038 $  2,266 $  727 $  5,003  $  10,034 
        
Diluted earnings per share$  0.06 $  0.07 $  0.02 $  0.10  $  0.26 
        
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   31,257    31,278    39,125    47,660     37,380 
        

 

CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
        
        
   One MonthQuarterQuarter Seven
   EndedEndedEnded Months Ended
   June 30, 2014September 30, 2014December 31, 2014 December 31, 2014
Revenues:      
 Rental income $  4,667 $  14,000 $  14,139  $  32,806 
 Tenant reimbursements    396    1,228    1,230     2,854 
 Independent living facilities    211    646    663     1,520 
 Interest and other income    -     10    45     55 
 Total revenues    5,274    15,884    16,077     37,235 
Expenses:      
 Depreciation and amortization    1,794    5,362    5,369     12,525 
 Interest expense    1,967    5,943    5,900     13,810 
 Property taxes    396    1,228    1,230     2,854 
 Acquisition costs    -     -     47     47 
 Independent living facilities    161    586    559     1,306 
 General and administrative    500    798    2,342     3,640 
 Total expenses    4,818    13,917    15,447     34,182 
Net income $  456 $  1,967 $  630  $  3,053 
        
Diluted earnings per share $  0.02 $  0.09 $  0.03  $  0.13 
        
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding    22,436    22,436    24,586     23,357 
        

 

CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (in thousands, except per share data) 
 (unaudited) 
          
 
    QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter Year
    EndedEndedEndedEnded Ended
    March 31, 2015June 30, 2015September 30, 2015December 31, 2015 December 31, 2015
          
Net income $  2,038 $  2,266 $  727 $  5,003  $  10,034 
 Depreciation and amortization    5,599    5,679    5,815    7,040     24,133 
 Interest expense    5,901    5,989    7,221    6,145     25,256 
 Amortization of stock-based compensation    366    294    435    427     1,522 
EBITDA    13,904    14,228    14,198    18,615     60,945 
Adjusted EBITDA $  13,904 $  14,228 $  14,198 $  18,615  $  60,945 
          
Net income $  2,038 $  2,266 $  727 $  5,003  $  10,034 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization    5,593    5,668    5,796    7,018     24,075 
Funds from Operations (FFO)    7,631    7,934    6,523    12,021     34,109 
 Write-off of deferred financing fees    -     -     1,208    -      1,208 
Normalized FFO $  7,631 $  7,934 $  7,731 $  12,021  $  35,317 
          
Net income $  2,038 $  2,266 $  727 $  5,003  $  10,034 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization    5,593    5,668    5,796    7,018     24,075 
 Amortization of deferred financing costs    547    555    547    551     2,200 
 Amortization of stock-based compensation    366    294    435    427     1,522 
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)    8,544    8,783    7,505    12,999     37,831 
 Write-off of deferred financing fees    -     -     1,208    -      1,208 
Normalized FAD $  8,544 $  8,783 $  8,713 $  12,999  $  39,039 
          
FFO per share $  0.24 $  0.25 $  0.17 $  0.25  $  0.91 
Normalized FFO per share $  0.24 $  0.25 $  0.20 $  0.25  $  0.94 
          
FAD per share $  0.27 $  0.28 $  0.19 $  0.27  $  1.01 
Normalized FAD per share $  0.27 $  0.28 $  0.22 $  0.27  $  1.04 
          
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (1)    31,446    31,462    39,271    47,802     37,545 
          
  (1) For all quarters presented, the diluted weighted average shares includes unvested restricted stock awards as the effect is more dilutive. 
          

 

CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (in thousands, except per share data) 
 (unaudited) 
          
          
     One MonthQuarterQuarter Seven
     EndedEndedEnded Months Ended
     June 30, 2014September 30, 2014December 31, 2014 December 31, 2014
          
Net income  $  456 $  1,967 $  630  $  3,053 
 Depreciation and amortization     1,794    5,362    5,369     12,525 
 Interest expense     1,967    5,943    5,900     13,810 
 Amortization of stock-based compensation     -     -     154     154 
EBITDA     4,217    13,272    12,053     29,542 
 Acquisition costs     -     -     47     47 
 Costs associated with the Spin-Off     254    30    168     452 
Adjusted EBITDA  $  4,471 $  13,302 $  12,268  $  30,041 
          
Net income  $  456 $  1,967 $  630  $  3,053 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization     1,794    5,362    5,365     12,521 
Funds from Operations (FFO)     2,250    7,329    5,995     15,574 
 Acquisition costs     -     -     47     47 
 Costs associated with the Spin-Off     254    30    168     452 
Normalized FFO  $  2,504 $  7,359 $  6,210  $  16,073 
          
Net income  $  456 $  1,967 $  630  $  3,053 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization     1,794    5,362    5,365     12,521 
 Amortization of deferred financing costs     175    533    553     1,261 
 Amortization of stock-based compensation     -     -     154     154 
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)     2,425    7,862    6,702     16,989 
 Acquisition costs     -     -     47     47 
 Costs associated with the Spin-Off     254    30    168     452 
Normalized FAD  $  2,679 $  7,892 $  6,917  $  17,488 
          
FFO per share  $  0.10 $  0.33 $  0.24  $  0.67 
Normalized FFO per share  $  0.11 $  0.33 $  0.25  $  0.69 
          
FAD per share  $  0.11 $  0.35 $  0.27  $  0.73 
Normalized FAD per share  $  0.12 $  0.35 $  0.28  $  0.75 
          
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (1)     22,436    22,436    24,586     23,357 
          
  (1) For all quarters presented, the diluted weighted average shares includes unvested restricted stock awards as the effect is more dilutive. 
          

 

CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (shares in thousands) 
 (unaudited) 
    
    
 2016 Guidance 
    
    
  LowHigh
Net income$  0.44 $  0.46 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization   0.60    0.60 
Funds from Operations (FFO)   1.04    1.06 
 Write-off of deferred financing fees   0.01    0.01 
Normalized FFO$  1.05 $  1.07 
    
Net income$  0.44 $  0.46 
 Real estate related depreciation and amortization   0.60    0.60 
 Amortization of deferred financing costs   0.05    0.05 
 Amortization of deferred stock compensation   0.05    0.05 
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)   1.14    1.16 
 Write-off of deferred financing fees   0.01    0.01 
Normalized FAD$  1.15 $  1.17 
Weighted average shares outstanding:  
 Diluted   48,147    48,147 
        

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense, amortization of deferred financing costs and stock-based compensation, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA as further adjusted to eliminate the impact of certain items that the Company does not consider indicative of core operating performance, such as costs associated with the spin-off, impairments, and gains or losses on the sale of real estate.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company's liquidity or operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements, including the Company's ability to fund capital expenditures or make payments on its indebtedness. Further, the Company's computation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA reported by other REITs.

Funds from Operations ("FFO"), as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), and Funds Available for Distribution ("FAD") are important non-GAAP supplemental measures of operating performance for a REIT. Because the historical cost accounting convention used for real estate assets requires straight-line depreciation except on land, such accounting presentation implies that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time.  However, since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market and other conditions, presentations of operating results for a REIT that uses historical cost accounting for depreciation could be less informative. Thus, NAREIT created FFO as a supplemental measure of operating performance for REITs that excludes historical cost depreciation and amortization, among other items, from net income, as defined by GAAP. 

FFO is defined by NAREIT as net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from real estate dispositions, real estate depreciation and amortization and impairment charges, and adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company computes FFO in accordance with NAREIT's definition. 

FAD is defined as FFO excluding non-cash expenses, such as stock-based compensation expense, amortization of deferred financing costs and the effects of straight-line rent. FAD is useful in analyzing the portion of cash flow that is available for distribution to shareholders. Investors, analysts and the Company utilize FAD as an indicator of common dividend potential. The FAD payout ratio, which represents annual distributions to common shareholders expressed as a percentage of FAD, facilitates the comparison of dividend coverage among REITs.

In addition, the Company reports normalized FFO and normalized FAD, which adjust FFO and FAD for certain revenue and expense items that the Company does not believe are indicative of its ongoing operating results, such as costs associated with the spin-off, and other non-recurring expenses and unanticipated charges. By excluding these items, investors, analysts and our management can compare normalized FFO and normalized FAD between periods more consistently.

While FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD are relevant and widely-used measures of operating performance among REITs, they do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company's liquidity or operating performance. FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements.  Further, the Company's computation of FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD may not be comparable to FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD reported by other REITs that do not define FFO in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition or define FAD differently than the Company does.

The Company believes that the use of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD, combined with the required GAAP presentations, improves the understanding of operating results of REITs among investors and makes comparisons of operating results among such companies more meaningful. The Company considers EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA useful in understanding the Company's operating results independent of its capital structure and indebtedness, thereby allowing for a more meaningful comparison of operating performance between periods and against other REITs. The Company considers FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD to be useful measures for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because, by excluding gains or losses from real estate dispositions, impairment charges and real estate depreciation and amortization, and, for FAD and normalized FAD, by excluding non-cash expenses such as stock-based compensation expense and amortization of deferred financing costs, FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD can help investors compare the Company's operating performance between periods and to other REITs. 

Contact Information
CareTrust REIT, Inc. (949) 542-3130, ir@caretrustreit.com

© CareTrust REIT 2017 | All Rights Reserved.

All logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Privacy Policy