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Fight It Out Realty Reports Secondly Quarter 2014 Results - Yahoo Finance

A link has been sent. Quarterly Highlights Core Funds from Operations ("Core FFO") was $103 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the quarter.Funds from Operations ("FFO"), as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), was also $103 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the quarter. Operating results: In-service portfolio occupancy of 94.5 percent and total portfolio occupancy of 93.2 percent; Total leasing activity of 9.0 million square feet; Same-property net operating income growth of 4.6 percent as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and 3.5 percent as compared to the twelve months ended June 30, 2013; Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO") of $0.25 per diluted share, which represents a dividend payout ratio of 68 percent. Asset and capital activities: Started $213 million of new, primarily industrial, developments; Completed more than $278 million of non-strategic primarily suburban office building dispositions and more than $18 million of land dispositions; Completed one $73 million modern bulk industrial acquisition; Issued 9.6 million shares under the company's ATM program for net proceeds of $167 million.Issued an additional 3.1 million shares for net proceeds of $55 million in early July; Reduced line of credit borrowings by $120 million and repaid four secured loans totaling $64 million. Net income was $0.38 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $0.19 per diluted share for the same quarter in 2013.In addition to the above-mentioned factors that drove the increase in Core FFO, net income per share improved as the result of increased gains on sales of depreciable properties in 2014, when considering both wholly-owned properties and our share of one joint venture property sale. Portfolio Operating Performance Strong overall operating performance across all product types: In-service occupancy in the bulk distribution portfolio at June 30, 2014 of 95.6 percent compared to 95.0 percent at March 31, 2014; In-service occupancy in the suburban office portfolio of 87.7 percent at June 30, 2014 compared to 88.1 percent at March 31, 2014.This decrease in office occupancy was due to the sale of highly leased properties during the second quarter of 2014; In-service occupancy in the medical office portfolio of 93.9 percent at June 30, 2014 compared to 93.7 percent at March 31, 2014; Tenant retention rate of 68 percent for the quarter, with overall renewal rental rate growth of 7.6 percent; Same-property net operating income growth of 3.5 percent for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014 and 4.6 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to the periods ended June 30, 2013. Real Estate Investment Activity Acquisitions The company acquired for $73 million, a 100 percent leased 980,000 square-foot modern bulk industrial facility located in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.The acquisition was a build-to-suit development committed to in the third quarter of 2013, which closed upon construction completion. Development Jim Connor, Chief Operating Officer, stated, "New development activity continues to be strong as we began 10 projects totaling 3.6 million square feet with total anticipated costs of $213 million during the second quarter.We are particularly pleased that during the quarter we fully leased our speculative industrial projects in Indianapolis, Indiana and Chino, California that we placed in service last year.We further utilized our land bank to start six build-to-suit projects, three speculative industrial developments, and one partially pre-leased industrial development.Including our second quarter development starts, our $722 million development pipeline is strongly pre-leased at 76 percent, with an average expected initial stabilized cash yield of 7.4 percent." The second quarter included the following development activity: Wholly-Owned Properties During the quarter the company started $166 million of new wholly-owned development projects totaling 2.4 million square feet, which are 74 percent leased in total and have an average initial expected stabilized cash yield of 7.1 percent.These wholly-owned development starts consisted of six industrial projects, two of which were speculative and one which was partially pre-leased, one 100 percent pre-leased medical office project and one 100 percent pre-leased suburban office project; Wholly-owned development projects under construction at June 30, 2014 consisted of 18 industrial projects totaling 7.1 million square feet, seven medical office projects totaling 353,000 square feet and two suburban office projects totaling 358,000 square feet, which were 78 percent pre-leased in the aggregate; One 97 percent leased suburban office development totaling 206,000 square feet was placed in service; along with one industrial building expansion and two medical office projects, all of which were 100 percent leased. Joint Venture Properties Two new industrial development projects totaling 1.2 million square feet, with the company's share of costs totaling $47 million, were started within two unconsolidated joint ventures.One project is speculative while the other is 100 percent leased; Joint venture development projects under construction at June 30, 2014 consisted of four industrial projects totaling nearly 3.0 million square feet, which are 69 percent pre-leased. Land Monetization Deployment of a portion of the company's land holdings, through either sales or development, took place as follows during the second quarter: Dispositions of 79 acres of non-strategic land across several markets, with a sales price of $18 million and a net gain on sale of $4 million; Utilization of 183 acres of owned or jointly controlled land, with an improved basis of $23 million, for development projects. Building Dispositions Building dispositions totaled $278 million in the second quarter and were comprised of the following: Wholly-Owned Properties Six suburban office properties in Cincinnati, Ohio, which were 96 percent leased and totaled 1,040,000 square feet, for $150 million; Four industrial properties in Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Savannah totaling 704,000 square feet, for $28 million. Joint Venture Property An 86 percent-leased, 436,000 square-foot office tower in Atlanta, Georgia, from an unconsolidated joint venture for a total sales price of $170 million, the company's share of which was $100 million. 2014 Earnings Guidance The company revised its previous Core FFO guidance for 2014 to a range of $1.15 to $1.19 per share, compared to previous guidance of $1.12 to $1.18 per share.Additionally, the following assumptions within the detailed guidance, which is available through the Investor Relations-Financials section of the company's website, were revised in connection with the revision to 2014 Core FFO guidance: The guidance for AFFO per share was revised from a range of $0.91 to $0.97 per share to a range of $0.93 to $0.97 per share; The low-end estimate for average in-service occupancy was increased from 93.25 percent to 93.75 percent; The estimate for building acquisitions was decreased from a range of $150 million to $300 million to a range of $100 million to $200 million; The estimate for development starts was increased from a range of $350 million to $450 million to a range of $500 million to $600 million; The estimate for building disposition proceeds was increased from a range of $500 million to $700 million to a range of $600 million to $800 million. Mr. Oklak stated, "The strong start for the first six months of 2014 caused us to increase our annual guidance in almost every area.With our current backlog of leasing and development activity, we also expect strong performance in the second half of the year." Dividends Declared Our board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on our common stock of $0.17 per share, or $0.68 per share on an annualized basis. The second quarter dividend will be payable August 29, 2014 to shareholders of record on August 14, 2014. The board also declared the following dividends on our outstanding preferred stock: Class FFO and AFFO Reporting Definitions FFO: FFO is computed in accordance with standards established by NAREIT. NAREIT defines FFO as net income (loss) excluding gains (losses) on sales of depreciable property, impairment charges related to depreciable real estate assets, and extraordinary items (computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP")); plus real estate related depreciation and amortization, and after similar adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures. The company believes FFO to be most directly comparable to net income as defined by GAAP. The company believes that FFO should be examined in conjunction with net income (as defined by GAAP) as presented in the financial statements accompanying this release. FFO does not represent a measure of liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available for the company's cash needs, including the company's ability to make cash distributions to shareholders. Core FFO: Core FFO is computed as FFO adjusted for certain items that are generally non-cash in nature and that materially distort the comparative measurement of company performance over time. The adjustments include gains on sale of undeveloped land, impairment charges not related to depreciable real estate assets, tax expenses or benefit related to (i) changes in deferred tax asset valuation allowances, (ii) changes in tax exposure accruals that were established as the result of the adoption of new accounting principles, or (iii) taxable income (loss) related to other items excluded from FFO or Core FFO (collectively referred to as "other income tax items"), gains (losses) on debt transactions, adjustments on the repurchase or redemption of preferred stock, gains (losses) on and related costs of acquisitions, and severance charges related to major overhead restructuring activities. Although the company's calculation of Core FFO differs from NAREIT's definition of FFO and may not be comparable to that of other REITs and real estate companies, the company believes it provides a meaningful supplemental measure of its operating performance. AFFO: AFFO is defined by the company as Core FFO (as defined above), less recurring building improvements and total 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) related to leases commencing during the reporting period and adjusted for certain non-cash items including straight line rental income and expense, 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 utilizes same-property net income growth as a supplemental measure to evaluate property-level performance, and jointly-controlled properties are included at our ownership percentage. A description of the properties that are excluded from the company's same-property measure is included on page 20 of our June 30, 2014 supplemental information. About Duke Realty Corporation Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates over 156.5 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 22 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Duke Realty Corporation 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 Corporation is available at www.dukerealty.com . Second Quarter Earnings Call and Supplemental Information Duke Realty Corporation is hosting a conference call tomorrow, July 31, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. EDT to discuss its second quarter operating results. 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 website.
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