Tampa, FL, May 18, 2020 – Generation Income Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: GIPR) (“GIP” or the “Company”) today announced its results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
Key First Quarter 2020 Operating and Financial Highlights:
- Revenues from operations increased $606 thousand over the prior year quarter to $881 thousand
- Portfolio of six properties was 100% occupied
- Approximately $1.0 million of cash remained on hand
- Net loss attributable to GIP for the quarter was $494 thousand
- Core Funds from Operations (“Core FFO”) was $56 thousand, an increase of $153 thousand over the prior year quarter
- Core FFO per share increased 151% over the prior year quarter to $0.027
- Cash distribution of $.0875 per share was paid to common stockholders
- Refinanced debt totaling $10.7 million secured by three properties with a $11.3 million fixed rate 10-year term note
CEO David Sobelman
“Our focus continues to be seeking assets that provide above market risk-adjusted returns with the potential for growth,” said founder and CEO David Sobelman. “GIP’s philosophy of buying assets that have quality credit-rated tenants is working in light of the COVID-19 environment as we continue to foster and develop our relationships within the industry. All our retail tenants, Walgreens, Starbucks, and 7-Eleven, stayed open during the first quarter.”
Revenues from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 grew 221% to $880,638, compared to $274,206 for the comparable period in 2019 due to three revenue generating properties acquired in September 2019.
The Company’s total expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased $853,080 over the quarter ended March 31, 2019 due primarily to the addition of three properties in September 2019.
Two of the new properties are commercial office buildings which have generally more building expenses than net lease properties. These acquisitions contributed, in part, to increased interest expenses of $251,869, depreciation & amortization of $257,244, building expenses of $163,001, and general, administrative, and organizational (“GAO”) expenses of $140,564. GAO expenses also included $84,000 of audit and accounting fees.
Net Loss Attributable to GIP
Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $494,032 as compared to $207,681 for the comparable prior year period. The distributions to Redeemable Non-Controlling Interests increase the loss to common shareholders and are reflected as income attributable to such non-controlling interests.
Core Funds From Operations
Core FFO for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $56,190, a $152,576 increase over the prior year comparable period. A reconciliation of Core FFO to net loss is included in the schedules attached hereto.
On January 31, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a $.0875 per share cash distribution for common stockholders of record as of February 28, 2020. The Company also paid the Non-Controlling Redeemable Interest in the Operating Partnership $.0875 per unit.
On February 11, 2020, the Company obtained a $11.3 million loan from DBR Investments Co. Limited (a division of Deutsche Bank) and used a portion of the proceeds to repay the (i) $3.7 million note secured by our 7-Eleven property and our Starbucks property, (ii) $6.1 million note secured by our Pratt and Whitney property, (iii) $800,000 of the outstanding principal of the $1.9 million secured, non-convertible promissory note issued by our Operating Partnership. The remainder was used for working capital purposes.
The $11.3 million loan is secured by first priority mortgages on our 7-Eleven property, our Starbucks property, and our Pratt and Whitney property.
The Company had approximately $1.0 million of cash on hand as of March 31, 2020.
Justin Gore – Director of Communications
Generation Income Properties Inc.
Tel (813) 448-1234
About Generation Income Properties
Generation Income Properties, Inc., located in Tampa, Florida, is an internally managed real estate investment trust formed to acquire and own, directly and jointly, real estate investments focused on retail, office and industrial net lease properties located primarily in major United States cities, with an emphasis on the major coastal markets. GIP invests primarily in freestanding, single-tenant commercial retail, office and industrial properties.
Additional information about Generation Income Properties, Inc. can be found at the Company’s corporate website: www.gipreit.com.
This press release, whether or not expressly stated, may contain “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It reflects the company’s expectations regarding future events and economic performance and are forward-looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements which are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control which could have a material adverse effect on the company’s business, financial condition, and results of operations. Some of these risks and uncertainties are identified in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 1-K and its other filings with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov. The occurrence of any of these risks and uncertainties could have a material adverse effect on the company’s business, financial condition, and results of operations. For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
Core Funds From Operations
Our reported results are presented in accordance with GAAP. We also disclose funds from operations (FFO) and adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) both of which are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe these two non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they are widely accepted industry measures used by analysts and investors to compare the operating performance of REITs.
FFO and AFFO do not represent cash generated from operating activities and are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash requirements; accordingly, they should not be considered alternatives to net income as a performance measure or cash flows from operations as reported on our statement of cash flows as a liquidity measure and should be considered in addition to, and not in lieu of, GAAP financial measures.
The following table reconciles net income (which we believe is the most comparable GAAP measure) to FFO and AFFO:
We compute FFO in accordance with the definition adopted by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT. NAREIT defines FFO as GAAP net income or loss adjusted to exclude extraordinary items (as defined by GAAP), net gain or loss from sales of depreciable real estate assets, impairment write-downs associated with depreciable real estate assets and real estate related depreciation and amortization, including the pro rata share of such adjustments of unconsolidated subsidiaries. To derive AFFO, we modify the NAREIT computation of FFO to include other adjustments to GAAP net income related to non-cash revenues and expenses such as amortization of deferred financing costs, amortization of capitalized lease incentives, above- and below-market lease related intangibles, non-cash stock compensation, and non-cash compensation. Such items may cause short-term fluctuations in net income but have no impact on operating cash flows or long-term operating performance. We use AFFO as one measure of our performance when we formulate corporate goals.
FFO is used by management, investors and analysts to facilitate meaningful comparisons of operating performance between periods and among our peers primarily because it excludes the effect of real estate depreciation and amortization and net gains on sales, which are based on historical costs and implicitly assume that the value of real estate diminishes predictably over time, rather than fluctuating based on existing market conditions. We believe that AFFO is an additional useful supplemental measure for investors to consider because it will help them to better assess our operating performance without the distortions created by other non-cash revenues or expenses. FFO and AFFO may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.
We also use Core FFO and Core AFFO to adjust for non-capitalized costs incurred by the Company in relation to initial public company status and costs incurred with up-listing to Nasdaq. These costs will typically include non-cash stock compensation, consulting fees to investment banks, consultants for advice for public company status and distribution on redeemable non-controlling interest OP Units. Core FFO and Core AFFO may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.