SOURCE: Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust

Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust

November 03, 2016 17:00 ET

Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 03, 2016) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust ("CREIT") (TSX: REF.UN) today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, CREIT reported Funds from Operations ("FFO") of $0.79 per Unit, an increase of 3.9% over the same period in 2015. The results include lease termination income of $1.1 million earned during the three months ended September 30, 2016. Excluding the impact of lease termination income, FFO for the current quarter increased by 2.6% ($0.78 per Unit in the third quarter of 2016 up from $0.76 per Unit in the same period of 2015).

Stephen Johnson, CREIT's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very pleased with our financial performance. Notwithstanding the meaningful decline in net operating income from our Calgary office portfolio, we have been able to deliver solid FFO growth in the third quarter and year-to-date."

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, CREIT reported FFO of $2.44 per Unit, an increase of 7.5% over the same period in 2015. The results include lease termination income of $7.9 million earned during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and $0.2 million earned for the same period in 2015. Excluding the impact of lease termination income in both periods, FFO increased by 2.6% over the prior year ($2.33 per Unit in 2016 up from $2.27 per Unit in 2015).

For the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, FFO was as follows:

     
  Three months ended September 30  
        Change  
($ thousands, except per-Unit amounts) 2016  2015  ($)  (%)  
FFO $58,091  $55,566  $2,525  4.5 %
FFO per Unit $0.79  $0.76  $0.03  3.9 %
            

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, FFO was as follows:

     
  Nine months ended September 30  
        Change  
($ thousands, except per-Unit amounts) 2016  2015  ($)  (%)  
FFO $178,265  $165,406  $12,859  7.8 %
FFO per Unit $2.44  $2.27  $0.17  7.5 %
            

The charts below provide a summary of net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015.

   
  Three months ended September 30 
        Change  
($ thousands, except per Unit amounts)2016  2015  ($)  
Net income excluding fair value gains (losses), property acquisition costs and income taxes $57,146  $54,755  $2,391  
Net income $18,858  $23,670  $(4,812 )
Net income per Unit $0.26  $0.32  $(0.06 )
          
   
  Nine months ended September 30
        Change
($ thousands, except per Unit amounts)2016  2015  ($)
Net income excluding fair value gains (losses), property acquisition costs and income taxes $175,396  $162,961  $12,435
Net income $115,890  $109,518  $6,372
Net income per Unit $1.58  $1.50  $0.08
         

Financial Measures and Additional Financial Information
FFO is a generally accepted supplemental measure of operating performance for real estate entities; however, it is not a measure defined by International Financial Reporting Standards. Readers are directed to CREIT's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A for a description of the measure and its reconciliation to net income.

CREIT's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 are posted on CREIT's website at www.creit.ca. Readers are directed to these documents for financial details and a fulsome discussion on CREIT's results.

Conference Call
Interested parties are invited to discuss the financial results on a conference call with senior management. Conference call details are as follows:

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Dial-in number: (647) 788-4919 or (877) 291-4570
Conference call ID: 85410846

A taped replay of the call will be available until December 4, 2016. To access the replay, please dial (416) 621-4642 or (800) 585-8367.

Webcast:
Alternatively, to access the simultaneous webcast, please click on the following link on CREIT's website: http://www.gowebcasting.com/8038. The webcast will be archived for one year.

About CREIT
CREIT is a real estate investment trust focused on accumulating and aggressively managing a portfolio of high-quality real estate assets and delivering the benefits of real estate ownership to Unitholders. The primary benefit is a reliable and, over time, increasing monthly cash distribution. CREIT owns a diversified portfolio of retail, industrial and office properties.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to our operations and the environment in which we operate, which are based on our expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any such statement, to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances, except as required by law.

Contact Information

  • Contact
    For further information, please contact:
    Stephen Johnson
    Chief Executive Officer
    416-628-7878
    sjohnson@creit.ca

    Rael Diamond
    President and Chief Operating Officer
    416-628-7861
    rdiamond@creit.ca

    Mario Barrafato
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    416-628-7872
    mbarrafato@creit.ca