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Press Release

CareTrust REIT Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Operating Results

02/10/21
Conference Call Scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTRE) today reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020, as well as other recent events.

For the quarter, CareTrust REIT reported:

  • Net income of $21.1 million and net income per diluted weighted-average common share of $0.22;
  • Normalized FFO of $34.2 million and normalized FFO per diluted weighted-average common share of $0.36;
  • Normalized FAD of $35.7 million and normalized FAD per diluted weighted-average common share of $0.37; and
  • A net debt-to-normalized EBITDA ratio of 3.3x, and a net debt-to-enterprise value of 20.0%, each as of quarter-end.

Lengthening the Runway

“We are pleased to report that, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CareTrust was able to post solid growth and create additional shareholder value in 2020," said Greg Stapley, CareTrust's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "When the pandemic broke we firmly believed that our outstanding operators would find a way to navigate through the challenge, which gave us the confidence to maintain both our dividend and guidance,” said Mr. Stapley. He noted that CareTrust collected 99.3% of contract rents in 2020 and experienced no rent leakage in connection with the one operator change made during the year. “These results, and the ongoing performance by our tenants under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable, have proven once again the value of our ‘Operator First’ investment philosophy,” he concluded.

Dave Sedgwick, CareTrust’s President and Chief Operating Officer, added that the government response to the crisis illustrates the high importance of skilled nursing in the overall healthcare continuum. “The continuing government financial support to nursing facilities puts an exclamation point on the essential nature of skilled nursing as the high-touch, low-cost alternative to expensive acute care settings and lower-acuity home health placements,” he said.

He noted that, while some operators had not needed the additional funding and continue to return relief funds to the government, others had benefited significantly. “This quarter we continue our enhanced disclosure around the potential utility of those funds, to show just how far the government stimulus and other measures could sustain impacted operations if we see an extended recovery period,” said Mr. Sedgwick, referencing the Company's quarterly supplemental report issued today. “We are pleased to report that, with the funds in hand and the national Public Health Emergency extended to the end of the year, it appears that nearly all of our tenants have enough runway to continue performing financially for the next few quarters while occupancy rebounds,” he said.

Personnel Changes Announced

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, CareTrust disclosed several key personnel changes. On February 9, 2021 the Board of Directors announced that David Sedgwick was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. “With his extensive management experience in both healthcare operations and real estate investments, Dave is well-equipped to help guide CareTrust to the next level,” Mr. Stapley said. Mr. Sedgwick brings more than 20 years’ experience in the skilled nursing and seniors housing industries to his new role where he will be responsible for leading the Company's investing, financing, asset management, portfolio management and investor relations activities. Before helping to launch CareTrust, he served as Chief Human Capital Officer and President of Corporate Services at The Ensign Group, Inc., overseeing back-office and in-field support for Ensign’s facilities and personally training over 100 new facility CEOs. Mr. Sedgwick has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 2001.

On February 8, 2021, CareTrust announced that Lauren Beale was promoted to Senior Vice President and Controller. “Lauren has been an indispensable member of the core team that has produced CareTrust’s industry-leading success since 2014,” said Mr. Stapley. Mr. Wagner noted that Ms. Beale had been responsible for establishing CareTrust’s accounting, internal controls and other key financial reporting systems, and more recently has been expanding her role into finance and investor relations. Ms. Beale has served as CareTrust’s Controller since September 2014. Prior to joining CareTrust, she worked in Global Portfolio Accounting for The Capital Group Companies, Inc., and at Ernst & Young, LLP where she worked with real estate clients, including several REITs, and in the firm’s Professional Practice – Accounting group, based out of its national office. Ms. Beale is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.

Also on February 8, 2021, the Company announced that noted real estate and healthcare attorney James Callister has joined the Company as General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Stapley reported that Mr. Callister has served as CareTrust’s outside transactional counsel since the Company’s earliest days. “James has provided brilliant legal support to us for a long time, and the move to in-house will allow him to participate in more of the strategic conversations as well,” said Mr. Stapley. Mr. Sedgwick added that Mr. Callister has been involved in virtually every investment CareTrust has made, as well as the Company’s more complex asset management work. Mr. Callister has in-depth experience representing healthcare REITs and other owners of assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, medical office and other healthcare-related real estate in acquiring, selling, developing, financing (both bank and agency), leasing and managing healthcare real estate. Prior to joining CareTrust Mr. Callister was a partner in the Newport Beach, California law firm of Sherry Meyerhoff Hanson & Crance LLP, and prior to that he was Counsel in the Newport Beach office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and Assistant General Counsel at Shea Properties.

Financial Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2020 

Chief Financial Officer Bill Wagner reported that, for the fourth quarter, CareTrust generated net income of $21.1 million, or $0.22 per diluted weighted-average common share, normalized FFO of $34.2 million, or $0.36 per diluted weighted-average common share, and normalized FAD of $35.7 million, or $0.37 per diluted weighted-average common share. “We were pleased to be able to grow earnings in 2020 despite the severe disruptions to the economy and our tenants’ businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we remain well-positioned to capitalize on near-term growth opportunities as the industry emerges from lockdowns, PPE shortages and other effects of the pandemic,” said Mr. Wagner.

Liquidity

As of quarter end, CareTrust reported net debt-to-normalized EBITDA of approximately 3.3x, which is well under the Company's target leverage range of 4.0x to 5.0x, and represents a net debt-to-enterprise value of approximately 20.0%. Mr. Wagner stated that at quarter end the Company had approximately $50 million outstanding on its $600 million revolving credit line, and no scheduled debt maturities prior to 2024. He also disclosed that CareTrust currently has more than $18 million in cash on hand. He also noted that the Company's at-the-market equity program has $500 million in available authorization. "With both the debt and equity markets accessible to us at present, we have a wide range of capital options for funding our opportunistic growth strategy," said Mr. Wagner.

Pipeline Recovering

During the fourth quarter of 2020 CareTrust made two investments totaling $62.6 million. On November 17, 2020 CareTrust announced that it had acquired four post-acute care facilities in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in an off-market transaction for $47.6 million, inclusive of transaction costs. The portfolio is leased to operating affiliates of The Ensign Group, Inc. CareTrust assumed the seller’s two existing leases in the transaction, with aggregate annual cash rent of approximately $3.8 million and CPI-based escalators. The leases have a remaining term of approximately 14 years with three five-year renewal options and include a tenant option to purchase the properties later in the initial term. The acquisition was funded using a combination of cash on hand and CareTrust’s $600 million unsecured revolving credit facility.

On December 1, 2020 CareTrust announced a $15.0 million mezzanine loan to affiliates of Next Healthcare, Inc. in connection with Next Healthcare’s acquisition of a nine-property skilled nursing portfolio in Virginia. The portfolio includes approximately 1,000 skilled nursing beds. The secured mezzanine loan carries a five-year maturity and an annual fixed interest rate of 12.0%. The loan was funded with proceeds from CareTrust’s $600 million unsecured revolving credit facility.

The two transactions brought CareTrust’s total capital deployment for 2020 to $105.3 million. "2020 was a light year on the external growth front, but with the pandemic bringing transaction flow to a near-complete halt for several months, we were pleased to post positive growth and position ourselves for a solid 2021,” said Mark Lamb, CareTrust's Chief Investment Officer. He noted that although deal flow for performing assets is still uncharacteristically light, he sees early indications that transaction volumes are beginning to accelerate. “Refilling the pipe usually takes time, but we’re happy to report that our current pipeline remains in the $125 million to $150 million range, which is consistent with our historical levels," he said. "As a reminder, CareTrust generally defines its reportable pipeline as those deals that we are actively pursuing and believe we have a reasonable chance of successfully closing," he concluded.

2021 Guidance Issued

CareTrust issued annual guidance for 2021, on a per-diluted weighted-average common share basis, for net income of approximately $0.84 to $0.86, normalized FFO of approximately $1.40 to $1.42, and normalized FAD of approximately $1.49 to $1.51. The guidance is based on a diluted weighted-average common share count of 95.6 million shares, and per CareTrust's standard practice includes all investments, dispositions and loan repayments made to date, and assumes no new acquisitions, dispositions, new loans or loan repayments beyond those completed or announced to date, no new debt incurrences or new equity issuances, and estimated 1.25% CPI-based rent escalators under CareTrust's long-term net leases in 2021.

“Naturally, we note that material changes in economic and other factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s responses thereto could alter our outlook at any time,” Mr. Wagner concluded.

Dividend Maintained

During the quarter, CareTrust declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per common share. On an annualized basis, the payout ratio was approximately 69% based on fourth quarter 2020 normalized FFO, and 68% based on normalized FAD.

Conference Call

A conference call will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time), during which CareTrust’s management will discuss fourth quarter and full year 2020 results, recent developments and other matters. The dial-in number for this call is (844) 220-4972 (U.S.) or (317) 973-4053 (International). The conference ID number is 9935506. To listen to the call online, or to view any financial or other statistical information required by SEC Regulation G, please visit the Investors section of the CareTrust REIT website at http://investor.caretrustreit.com. The call will be recorded, and will be available for replay via the website for 30 days following the call.

About CareTrust

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and leasing of skilled nursing, seniors housing and other healthcare-related properties. With a nationwide portfolio of long-term net-leased properties, and a growing portfolio of quality operators leasing them, CareTrust REIT is pursuing both external and organic growth opportunities across the United States. More information about CareTrust REIT 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 will include, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and statements regarding the Company’s intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future financial and financing positions, business and acquisition strategies, growth prospects, operating and financial performance, expectations regarding the making of distributions, payment of dividends, compliance with and changes in governmental regulations, and the performance of the Company’s tenants and operators and their respective facilities.

Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, though not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The Company’s forward-looking 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 the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are not guarantees and the Company can give no assurance that its 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 COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to prevent its spread and the related impact on our business or the businesses of our tenants; (ii) the ability and willingness of our tenants to meet and/or perform their obligations under the triple-net leases we have entered into with them, including, without limitation, their respective obligations to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against various claims, litigation and liabilities; (iii) the ability of our tenants to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations in the operation of the properties we lease to them; (iv) the ability and willingness of our tenants to renew their leases with us upon their expiration, and the ability to reposition our properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event we replace an existing tenant, as well as any obligations, including indemnification obligations, we may incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (v) the availability of and the ability to identify (a) tenants who meet our credit and operating standards, and (b) suitable acquisition opportunities, and the ability to acquire and lease the respective properties to such tenants on favorable terms; (vi) the ability to generate sufficient cash flows to service our outstanding indebtedness; (vii) access to debt and equity capital markets; (viii) fluctuating interest rates; (ix) the ability to retain our key management personnel; (x) the ability to maintain our status as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”); (xi) changes in the U.S. tax law and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs; (xii) other risks inherent in the real estate business, including potential liability relating to environmental matters and illiquidity of real estate investments; and (xiii) additional factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, including in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of Part I of such report, as such risk factors may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by other reports we file with the SEC.

This press release and the related conference call provides information about the Company's financial results as of and for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 and is provided as of the date hereof, unless specifically stated otherwise. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any information in this press release or the related conference call (and replays thereof), including forward-looking statements, whether to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations, any change in events, conditions or circumstances, or otherwise.

As used in this press release or the related conference call, unless the context requires otherwise, references to “CTRE,” "CareTrust," “CareTrust REIT” or the “Company” refer to CareTrust REIT, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

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


 


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
    For the Three Months Ended December 31,   For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
    2020   2019   2020   2019
Revenues:              
  Rental income $ 43,605     $ 41,620     $ 173,612     $ 155,667  
  Independent living facilities 203     713     2,077     3,389  
  Interest and other income 329     1,895     2,643     4,345  
  Total revenues 44,137     44,228     178,332     163,401  
Expenses:              
  Depreciation and amortization 13,275     13,063     52,760     51,822  
  Interest expense 5,579     6,916     23,661     28,125  
  Property taxes 657     741     2,836     3,048  
  Independent living facilities 209     666     1,869     2,898  
  Impairment of real estate investments             16,692  
  Provision for loan losses             1,076  
  General and administrative 3,381     3,740     16,302     15,158  
  Total expenses 23,101     25,126     97,428     118,819  
Other income (loss):              
  Gain (loss) on sale of real estate 19     1,560     (37 )   1,777  
Net income $ 21,055     $ 20,662     $ 80,867     $ 46,359  
                 
Earnings per common share:              
  Basic $ 0.22     $ 0.22     $ 0.85     $ 0.49  
  Diluted $ 0.22     $ 0.22     $ 0.85     $ 0.49  
                 
Weighted-average number of common shares:              
  Basic 95,215     95,103     95,200     93,088  
  Diluted 95,244     95,144     95,207     93,098  
                 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.25     $ 0.225     $ 1.00     $ 0.90  


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended December 31,   Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
               
Net income $ 21,055     $ 20,662     $ 80,867     $ 46,359  
Depreciation and amortization 13,275     13,063     52,760     51,822  
Interest expense 5,579     6,916     23,661     28,125  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 971     982     3,790     4,104  
EBITDA 40,880     41,623     161,078     130,410  
Impairment of real estate investments             16,692  
Provision for loan losses             1,076  
Provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring     464         12,935  
Recovery of previously reversed rent         (1,047 )    
Lease termination revenue (73 )       (1,179 )    
Property operating expenses     (84 )   (248 )   134  
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate (19 )   (1,560 )   37     (1,777 )
Normalized EBITDA $ 40,788     $ 40,443     $ 158,641     $ 159,470  
               
Net income $ 21,055     $ 20,662     $ 80,867     $ 46,359  
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 13,268     13,046     52,713     51,755  
Impairment of real estate investments             16,692  
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate (19 )   (1,560 )   37     (1,777 )
Funds from Operations (FFO) 34,304     32,148     133,617     113,029  
Provision for loan losses             1,076  
Provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring     464         12,935  
Recovery of previously reversed rent         (1,047 )    
Lease termination revenue (73 )       (1,179 )    
Property operating expenses     (84 )   (248 )   134  
Normalized FFO $ 34,231     $ 32,528     $ 131,143     $ 127,174  


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended December 31,   Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
               
Net income $ 21,055     $ 20,662     $ 80,867     $ 46,359  
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 13,268     13,046     52,713     51,755  
Amortization of deferred financing fees 488     487     1,950     2,003  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 971     982     3,790     4,104  
Straight-line rental income (12 )   98     (77 )   (1,385 )
Impairment of real estate investments             16,692  
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate (19 )   (1,560 )   37     (1,777 )
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 35,751     33,715     139,280     117,751  
Provision for loan losses             1,076  
Provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring     464         12,935  
Recovery of previously reversed rent         (1,047 )    
Lease termination revenue (73 )       (1,179 )    
Property operating expenses     (84 )   (248 )   134  
Normalized FAD $ 35,678     $ 34,095     $ 136,806     $ 131,896  
               
FFO per share $ 0.36     $ 0.34     $ 1.40     $ 1.21  
Normalized FFO per share $ 0.36     $ 0.34     $ 1.38     $ 1.36  
               
FAD per share $ 0.37     $ 0.35     $ 1.46     $ 1.26  
Normalized FAD per share $ 0.37     $ 0.36     $ 1.43     $ 1.41  
               
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1] 95,429     95,340     95,346     93,328  
               
[1] For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS - 5 QUARTER TREND
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
  Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter
  Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
  December 31,
2019
March 31,
2020
June 30,
2020
September 30,
2020
December 31,
2020
Revenues:          
Rental income $ 41,620   $ 42,464   $ 42,507   $ 45,036   $ 43,605  
Independent living facilities 713   625   615   634   203  
Interest and other income 1,895   1,251   1,046   17   329  
Total revenues 44,228   44,340   44,168   45,687   44,137  
Expenses:          
Depreciation and amortization 13,063   13,160   13,239   13,086   13,275  
Interest expense 6,916   6,714   5,849   5,519   5,579  
Property taxes 741   485   837   857   657  
Independent living facilities 666   546   546   568   209  
General and administrative 3,740   4,054   4,762   4,105   3,381  
Total expenses 25,126   24,959   25,233   24,135   23,101  
Other income (loss):        
Gain (loss) on sale of real estate 1,560   (56 )     19  
Net income $ 20,662   $ 19,325   $ 18,935   $ 21,552   $ 21,055  
           
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.22   $ 0.20   $ 0.20   $ 0.23   $ 0.22  
           
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 95,144   95,161   95,208   95,214   95,244  


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
  Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter
  Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
  December 31,
2019
March 31,
2020
June 30,
2020
September 30,
2020
December 31,
2020
           
Net income $ 20,662   $ 19,325   $ 18,935   $ 21,552   $ 21,055  
Depreciation and amortization 13,063   13,160   13,239   13,086   13,275  
Interest expense 6,916   6,714   5,849   5,519   5,579  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 982   884   963   972   971  
EBITDA 41,623   40,083   38,986   41,129   40,880  
Provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring 464          
Recovery of previously reversed rent       (1,047 )  
Lease termination revenue       (1,106 ) (73 )
Property operating expenses (84 ) (217 ) (31 )    
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate (1,560 ) 56       (19 )
Normalized EBITDA $ 40,443   $ 39,922   $ 38,955   $ 38,976   $ 40,788  
           
Net income $ 20,662   $ 19,325   $ 18,935   $ 21,552   $ 21,055  
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 13,046   13,144   13,223   13,078   13,268  
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate (1,560 ) 56       (19 )
Funds from Operations (FFO) 32,148   32,525   32,158   34,630   34,304  
Provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring 464          
Recovery of previously reversed rent       (1,047 )  
Lease termination revenue       (1,106 ) (73 )
Property operating expenses (84 ) (217 ) (31 )    
Normalized FFO $ 32,528   $ 32,308   $ 32,127   $ 32,477   $ 34,231  


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND (continued)
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
  Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter
  Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
  December 31,
2019
March 31,
2020
June 30,
2020
September 30,
2020
December 31,
2020
           
Net income $ 20,662   $ 19,325   $ 18,935   $ 21,552   $ 21,055  
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 13,046   13,144   13,223   13,078   13,268  
Amortization of deferred financing fees 487   487   488   487   488  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 982   884   963   972   971  
Straight-line rental income 98   (26 ) (22 ) (17 ) (12 )
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate (1,560 ) 56       (19 )
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 33,715   33,870   33,587   36,072   35,751  
Provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring 464          
Recovery of previously reversed rent       (1,047 )  
Lease termination revenue       (1,106 ) (73 )
Property operating expenses (84 ) (217 ) (31 )    
Normalized FAD $ 34,095   $ 33,653   $ 33,556   $ 33,919   $ 35,678  
           
FFO per share $ 0.34   $ 0.34   $ 0.34   $ 0.36   $ 0.36  
Normalized FFO per share $ 0.34   $ 0.34   $ 0.34   $ 0.34   $ 0.36  
           
FAD per share $ 0.35   $ 0.36   $ 0.35   $ 0.38   $ 0.37  
Normalized FAD per share $ 0.36   $ 0.35   $ 0.35   $ 0.36   $ 0.37  
           
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1] 95,340   95,306   95,295   95,353   95,429  
           
[1] For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
        December 31, 2020   December 31, 2019
Assets:      
Real estate investments, net $ 1,448,099     $ 1,414,200  
Other real estate investments, net 15,000     33,300  
Assets held for sale, net 7,226     34,590  
Cash and cash equivalents 18,919     20,327  
Accounts and other receivables, net 1,823     2,571  
Prepaid expenses and other assets, net 10,450     10,850  
Deferred financing costs, net 2,042     3,023  
      Total assets $ 1,503,559     $ 1,518,861  
             
Liabilities and Equity:      
Senior unsecured notes payable, net $ 296,669     $ 295,911  
Senior unsecured term loan, net 198,925     198,713  
Unsecured revolving credit facility 50,000     60,000  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 19,572     14,962  
Dividends payable 24,251     21,684  
      Total liabilities 589,417     591,270  
             
Equity:      
Common stock 952     951  
Additional paid-in capital 1,164,402     1,162,990  
Cumulative distributions in excess of earnings (251,212 )   (236,350 )
      Total equity 914,142     927,591  
      Total liabilities and equity $ 1,503,559     $ 1,518,861  


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
  For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2020   2019
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income $ 80,867     $ 46,359  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization (including below-market ground leases) 52,819     51,866  
Amortization of deferred financing costs 1,950     2,003  
Amortization of stock-based compensation 3,790     4,104  
Straight-line rental income (77 )   (1,385 )
Adjustment for collectibility of rental income     11,774  
Noncash interest income     (797 )
Loss (gain) on sale of real estate 37     (1,777 )
Interest income distribution from other real estate investment 1,346     463  
Impairment of real estate investments     16,692  
Provision for loan losses     1,076  
Change in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts and other receivables, net 825     (6,283 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets, net 387     (495 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 3,791     2,695  
Net cash provided by operating activities 145,735     126,295  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Acquisitions of real estate, net of deposits applied (89,650 )   (321,458 )
Purchases of, and improvements to, equipment, furniture and fixtures and real estate (8,297 )   (6,289 )
Investment in real estate mortgage and other loans receivable (30,498 )   (18,246 )
Principal payments received on real estate mortgage and other loans receivable 80,928     24,283  
Repayment of other real estate investment 2,327     2,204  
Escrow deposits for potential acquisitions of real estate (3,000 )    
Net proceeds from sales of real estate 6,608     3,499  
Net cash used in investing activities (41,582 )   (316,007 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from (costs paid for) the issuance of common stock, net (404 )   195,924  
Proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured term loan     200,000  
Borrowings under unsecured revolving credit facility 65,000     243,000  
Payments on unsecured revolving credit facility (75,000 )   (278,000 )
Payments on senior unsecured term loan     (100,000 )
Payments of deferred financing costs     (4,534 )
Net-settle adjustment on restricted stock (1,996 )   (2,524 )
Dividends paid on common stock (93,161 )   (80,619 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (105,561 )   173,247  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (1,408 )   (16,465 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 20,327     36,792  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 18,919     $ 20,327  


 
CARETRUST REIT, INC.
DEBT SUMMARY
(dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
                       
          December 31, 2020
  Interest   Maturity       % of   Deferred   Net Carrying
Debt Rate   Date   Principal   Principal   Loan Costs   Value
                       
Fixed Rate Debt                      
                       
Senior unsecured notes payable 5.250 %   2025   $ 300,000     54.5 %   $ (3,331 )   $ 296,669  
                       
Floating Rate Debt                      
                       
Senior unsecured term loan 1.647 % [1] 2026   200,000     36.4 %   (1,075 )   198,925  
                       
Unsecured revolving credit facility 1.250 % [2] 2024 [3] 50,000     9.1 %     [4] 50,000  
  1.568 %       250,000     45.5 %   (1,075 )   248,925  
                       
Total Debt 3.576 %       $ 550,000     100.0 %   $ (4,406 )   $ 545,594  
                       
[1] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.50% to 2.20% or at the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.50% to 1.20%.
[2] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.10% to 1.55% or the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.10% to 0.55%.
[3] Maturity date assumes exercise of two 6-month extension options.
[4] 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.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(shares in thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
       
2021 Guidance
       
       
    Full Year 2021 Guidance[1]
    Low High
Net income $ 0.84    $ 0.86   
  Real estate related depreciation and amortization 0.56    0.56   
  (Gain) loss on sale of real estate —    —   
Funds from Operations (FFO) 1.40    1.42   
Normalized FFO $ 1.40    $ 1.42   
       
Net income $ 0.84    $ 0.86   
  Real estate related depreciation and amortization 0.56    0.56   
  Amortization of deferred financing fees 0.02    0.02   
  Amortization of stock-based compensation 0.07    0.07   
  Straight-line rental income —    —   
  (Gain) loss on sale of real estate —    —   
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 1.49    1.51   
Normalized FAD $ 1.49    $ 1.51   
Weighted average shares outstanding:    
  Diluted 95,557    95,557   
       
[1]This guidance assumes and includes (i) all investments, dispositions and loan repayments made to date, (ii) no new acquisitions, dispositions, new loans or loan repayments beyond those completed or announced to date, (iii) no new debt incurrences or new equity issuances, and (iv) estimated 1.25% CPI-based rent escalators under CareTrust's long-term net leases. It does not contemplate future negative impacts, if any, that are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted at this time.
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense (including amortization of deferred financing costs), amortization of stock-based compensation, and depreciation and amortization. Normalized 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 real estate impairment charges, provision for loan losses, provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring, recovery of previously reversed rent, lease termination revenue, property operating expenses and gains or losses from dispositions of real estate. EBITDA and Normalized 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 Normalized 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 Normalized EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA and Normalized 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. 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 dispositions of real estate investments, real estate depreciation and amortization and real estate 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 noncash income and expenses, such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing fees and the effects of straight-line rent. The Company considers FAD to be a useful supplemental measure to evaluate the Company’s operating results excluding these income and expense items to help investors, analysts and other interested parties compare the operating performance of the Company between periods or as compared to other companies on a more consistent basis.

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 provision for loan losses, provision for doubtful accounts and lease restructuring, recovery of previously reversed rent, lease termination revenue and property operating expenses. 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 net income, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. The Company also believes that the use of EBITDA, Normalized 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 Normalized EBITDA useful in understanding the Company’s operating results independent of its capital structure, indebtedness and other charges that are not indicative of its ongoing results, 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 noncash income and expenses such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing fees, and the effects of straight-line rent, FFO, Normalized FFO, FAD and Normalized FAD can help investors compare the Company’s operating performance between periods and to other REITs.


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