Press Release Details

Feb 22, 2021

Realty Income Announces Operating Results For Fourth Quarter And 2020

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. All per share amounts presented in this press release are on a diluted per common share basis unless stated otherwise. We refer to our tenants as clients because we strive to build mutually beneficial relationships and we believe their success is our success.

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS :

For the year ended December 31, 2020:

  • Net income per share was $1.14
  • AFFO per share was $3.39
  • Invested $2.31 billion in properties and properties under development or expansion, including $920.9 million in properties in the U.K.
  • Dividends paid per common share increased by 3.1%, compared to 2019
  • Raised $1.85 billion from the sale of common stock
  • Raised $1.69 billion from U.S. dollar-denominated notes and £400.0 million in principal of Sterling-denominated notes

For the quarter ended December 31, 2020:

  • Net income per share was $0.33
  • AFFO per share was $0.84
  • Collected 93.6% of contractual rent
  • Invested $1.01 billion in properties and properties under development or expansion, including $467.2 million in properties in the U.K.
  • Issued £400.0 million through the issuance of 1.625% senior unsecured notes due 2030 in our debut Sterling-denominated public debt offering
  • Issued $325.0 million of 0.750% senior unsecured notes due 2026 and $400.0 million of 1.800% senior unsecured notes due 2033
  • Raised $655.0 million from the sale of common stock

Subsequent Events to December 31, 2020

  • Christie B. Kelly assumed role of Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on January 19, 2021
  • Michelle Bushore assumed role of EVP, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary on February 8, 2021. Michael Pfeiffer, our former EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary intends to remain with the company through June 30, 2021, serving as EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, to assist with the transition.
  • Completed the early redemption on all $950.0 million in principal amount of our outstanding 3.250% notes due October 2022
  • Raised $669.6 million in net proceeds from a common stock public offering of 12,075,000 shares, including 1,575,000 shares purchased by the underwriters upon exercise of their option to purchase additional shares

CEO Comments

"We believe the financial and operational resiliency of our business was demonstrated throughout the challenging economic environment in 2020. Our success during the year was largely due to the strength of our partnerships with all stakeholders, including our dedicated and diligent team, our valued clients, and our loyal shareholders," said Sumit Roy, Realty Income's President and Chief Executive Officer. "During the year, we invested over $2.3 billion in high-quality real estate leased primarily to leading operators in resilient industries, of which approximately $921 million was invested internationally, where we continue to expand our addressable market in alignment with our strategic growth objectives."

"Throughout 2020, we maintained a strong financial position and enhanced our financial flexibility, as we established a $1.0 billion commercial paper program and completed our debut public offering of Sterling-denominated senior unsecured notes. In total, we issued approximately $4.1 billion of long-term and permanent capital, which included record-low USD coupon rates in the REIT sector for the 5-year and 12-year unsecured notes issued in December 2020. Based on the strength of our financial position and investment pipeline, we project 2021 acquisition volume of over $3.25 billion, translating into 2021 AFFO per share guidance of $3.44 to $3.49."

Summarized Financial Results

The following summarizes our select financial results (dollars in millions, except per share data):


Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Total revenue

$

418.1


$

397.5


$

1,651.6


$

1,491.6

Net income available to common stockholders (1)(2)

$

117.9


$

129.3


$

395.5


$

436.5

Net income per share

$

0.33


$

0.39


$

1.14


$

1.38

Funds from operations available to common stockholders (FFO) (2)(3)

$

293.7


$

280.4


$

1,142.1


$

1,039.6

FFO per share

$

0.83


$

0.85


$

3.31


$

3.29

Adjusted funds from operations available to common stockholders (AFFO) (3)

$

297.7


$

282.0


$

1,172.6


$

1,050.0

AFFO per share

$

0.84


$

0.86


$

3.39


$

3.32



(1)

The calculation to determine net income attributable to common stockholders includes provisions for impairment, gains on sales of real estate, and foreign currency gains and losses. These items can vary from quarter to quarter and can significantly impact net income available to common stockholders and period to period comparisons.

(2)

Our financial results during the year ended December 31, 2020 were impacted by the following transactions: (i) $147.2 million of provisions for impairment, (ii) $52.5 million in reserves recorded as a reduction of rental revenue, (iii) a $9.8 million loss on extinguishment of debt due to the January 2020 early redemption of the 5.750% notes due 2021, and (iv) a $3.5 million executive severance charge for our former CFO.

(3)

FFO and AFFO are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the Glossary in our supplemental materials for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 for definitions and explanations of how we utilize these metrics. See pages 10 and 11 herein for reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

Impact of COVID-19

Percentages of Contractual Rent Collected as of January 31, 2021


Month Ended

October 31, 2020


Month Ended

November 30, 2020


Month Ended

December 31, 2020


Quarter Ended

December 31, 2020













Contractual rent collected (1) across total portfolio

93.5%


93.7%


93.6%


93.6%

Contractual rent collected (1) from our top 20 clients (2)

89.8%


90.2%


89.7%


89.9%

Contractual rent collected (1) from our investment grade clients (3)

100.0%


100.0%


100.0%


100.0%



(1)

Collection rates are calculated as the aggregate contractual rent collected for the applicable period from the beginning of that applicable period through January 31, 2021, divided by the contractual rent charged for the applicable period. Rent collection percentages are calculated based on contractual rents (excluding percentage rents and contractually obligated reimbursements by our clients). Charged amounts have not been adjusted for any COVID-19 related rent relief granted and include contractual rents from any clients in bankruptcy. Due to differences in applicable foreign currency conversion rates and rent conventions, the percentages above may differ from percentages calculated utilizing our total portfolio annualized contractual rent.

(2)

We define our  top 20 clients as our 20 largest clients based on percentage of total portfolio annualized contractual rent as of December 31, 2020 for all periods.

(3)

Please see the Glossary in our supplemental materials for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 for the definition of our investment grade clients.

We either have executed deferral agreements or maintain ongoing deferral discussions with clients that account for a majority of the unpaid contractual rent for each of the periods referenced in the table above. Additional detail on rent collections can be found in our supplemental materials available on our corporate website at www.realtyincome.com/investors/financial-information/quarterly-results.

Theater Industry Update

As of December 31, 2020, our clients in the theater industry represented 5.6% of our annualized contractual rent. Given the ongoing disruption to this industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we performed a property-level analysis on the collectability of rent for our theater properties. Our analysis involved the assignment of quartile rankings for each asset's pre-pandemic EBITDAR relative to each operator's overall footprint. Other criteria utilized included an analysis of the property's pre-pandemic annual EBITDA generation before corporate overhead, and real estate fundamentals.

As a result of this analysis at September 30, 2020, we determined that for 31 of our 78 theater properties it was no longer probable that we would collect substantially all of contractual rents due. We fully reserved for six additional theater properties for which we do not possess unit level financial information. Consequently, we reserved for 100% of the outstanding receivables for 37 theater properties at September 30, 2020. Beginning October 2020, contractual rent from these 37 properties is accounted for on a cash basis. Additionally, during November 2020, one of these properties was sold. We fully reserved for one additional theater property at December 31, 2020. At December 31, 2020, the receivables outstanding for our 77 theater properties totaled $48.6 million, net of $23.7 million of reserves, and includes $7.8 million of straight-line rent receivables, net of $1.8 million of reserves. The monthly contractual rent associated with the 37 properties accounted for under the cash basis totaled approximately $2.8 million at December 31, 2020. The following table summarizes reserves recorded as a reduction of rental revenue for theater properties (dollars in millions):



Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended


Year Ended



September 30, 2020


December 31, 2020


December 31, 2020

Rental revenue reserves


$

15.6



$

8.1



$

23.7


Straight-line rent reserves


1.6



0.2



1.8


Total rental revenue reserves


$

17.2



$

8.3



$

25.5


Additionally, during the third quarter, we recorded provisions for impairment on 12 of the 37 theater properties for $79.0 million. During the fourth quarter, we recorded provisions for impairment on one additional theater property for $4.8 million. Impairment charges are not included in Nareit-defined FFO or in our calculation of AFFO.

See "Item 1A—Risk Factors" in Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for year ended December 31, 2020 for more information regarding the actual and potential future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to limit its spread on our clients and our business, results of operations, financial condition and liquidity.

Dividend Increases  

In December 2020, we announced the 93rd  consecutive quarterly dividend increase, which is the 109th increase in the amount of the dividend since the company's listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 1994. The annualized dividend amount as of December 31, 2020 was $2.814 per share. The amount of monthly dividends paid per share increased 3.1% to $2.794 in 2020, as compared to $2.711 in 2019. The company distributed $964.2 million in common dividends to stockholders in 2020, representing 82.2% of its AFFO of $1.173 billion.

Real Estate Portfolio Update

As of December 31, 2020, our portfolio consisted of 6,592 properties located in 49 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.K., and leased to approximately 600 different clients doing business in 51 separate industries. The properties are primarily freestanding and leased under long-term net lease agreements with a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 9.0 years. The company's portfolio of commercial real estate has historically provided dependable rental revenue supporting the payment of monthly dividends. As of December 31, 2020, portfolio occupancy was 97.9% with 140 properties available for lease or sale out of 6,592, as compared to 98.6% at each of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

Changes in Occupancy

Three months ended December 31, 2020


Properties available for lease at September 30, 2020

92


Lease expirations (1)

159


Re-leases to same client (2)

(72)


Re-leases to new client (2)(3)

(5)


Vacant dispositions

(34)


Properties available for lease at December 31, 2020

140




(1)

Includes scheduled and unscheduled expirations (including leases rejected in bankruptcy), as well as future expirations resolved in the current quarter.

(2)

The annual new rent on these re-leases was $21.01 million, as compared to the previous annual rent of $20.95 million on the same properties, representing a rent recapture rate of 100.3% on the properties re-leased during the three months ended December 31, 2020.

(3)

Re-leased all five properties to new clients after a period of vacancy.





Year ended December 31, 2020


Properties available for lease at December 31, 2019

94


Lease expirations (1)

446


Re-leases to same client (2)

(296)


Re-leases to new client (2)(3)

(18)


Vacant dispositions

(86)


Properties available for lease at December 31, 2020

140




(1)

Includes scheduled and unscheduled expirations (including leases rejected in bankruptcy), as well as future expirations resolved in the current year.

(2)

The annual new rent on these re-leases was $66.24 million, as compared to the previous annual rent of $66.26 million on the same properties, representing a rent recapture rate of 100.0% on the properties re-leased during the year ended December 31, 2020.

(3)

Re-leased five properties to new clients without a period of vacancy, and 13 properties to new clients after a period of vacancy.

Investments in Real Estate
The following table summarizes our acquisitions in the U.S. and U.K. for the periods indicated below:


Number of

Properties


Leasable

Square Feet


Investment

($ in thousands)


Weighted
Average
Lease Term
(Years)


Initial Average

Cash Lease

Yield (1)

Three months ended December 31, 2020 










Acquisitions - U.S. (in 22 states)

48



2,473,548



$

480,390



15.1



5.2

%

Acquisitions - U.K. (2)

11



907,425



467,212



11.7



5.7

%

Total acquisitions

59



3,380,973



$

947,602



13.3



5.4

%

Properties under development - U.S.

11



1,421,207



60,826



14.9



5.3

%

Total (3)

70



4,802,180



$

1,008,428



13.4



5.4

%











Year ended December 31, 2020










Acquisitions - U.S. (in 30 states)

202



5,476,009



$

1,302,220



14.9



5.8

%

Acquisitions - U.K. (2)

24



2,120,256



920,934



10.8



6.1

%

Total acquisitions

226



7,596,265



$

2,223,154



13.2



5.9

%

Properties under development - U.S.

18



1,601,095



84,127



15.3



5.6

%

Total (4)

244



9,197,360



$

2,307,281



13.2



5.9

%



(1)

Initial average cash lease yield is a supplemental operating measure. Please see the Glossary in our supplemental materials for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 for our definition of this metric. Contractual net operating income for the fourth quarter of 2020 includes approximately $700,000 received as a settlement credit for a property acquired in the U.S. as reimbursement of a free rent period.

(2)

Represents investments of £351.1 million Sterling during the three months ended December 31, 2020 and £707.8 million Sterling during the year ended December 31, 2020 converted at the applicable exchange rate on the date of acquisition.

(3)

Our clients occupying the new properties operate in 19 industries and are 71.1% retail and 28.9% industrial, based on rental revenue. Approximately 68% of the rental revenue generated from acquisitions during the three months ended December 31, 2020 is from our investment grade rated clients, their subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

(4)

Our clients occupying the new properties operate in 26 industries and are 86.6% retail and 13.4% industrial, based on rental revenue. Approximately 61% of the rental revenue generated from acquisitions during 2020 is from our investment grade rated clients, their subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

Same Store Rental Revenue
The following summarizes our same store rental revenue on 5,403 properties under lease (dollars in millions):


Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


Decrease


2020


2019


2020


2019


Three Months


Twelve Months

Rental revenue

$

307.4


$

317.6


$

1,237.4


$

1,259.3


(3.2)

%


(1.7)

%



















Our calculation of same store rental revenue includes rent deferred for future payment as a result of lease concessions we granted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recognized under the practical expedient provided by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Same store rental revenue was negatively impacted by reserves recorded as reductions of rental revenue of $13.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 compared to $126,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2019, and $39.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $1.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. Our calculation of same store rental revenue also includes uncollected rent for which we have not granted a lease concession. If these applicable amounts of rent deferrals and uncollected rent were excluded from our calculation of same store rental revenue, the decreases for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 relative to the comparable periods for 2019 would have been (3.6)% and (5.1)%, respectively.

Property Dispositions
The following summarizes our property dispositions (dollars in millions):


Three Months Ended

December 31, 2020


Year Ended

December 31, 2020

Properties sold

60


126

Net sales proceeds

$

77.5


$

262.5

Gain on sales of real estate

$

22.7


$

76.2









Liquidity and Capital Markets

Capital Raising
In December 2020, we issued $325.0 million of 0.750% senior unsecured notes due March 2026 (the "2026 Notes") and $400.0 million of 1.800% senior unsecured notes due March 2033 (the "2033" Notes"). The public offering price for the 2026 Notes was 99.192% of the principal amount, for an effective yield to maturity of 0.908%. The public offering price for the 2033 Notes was 98.470% of the principal amount, for an effective yield to maturity of 1.941%. Combined, the new issues of the 2026 Notes and 2033 Notes have a weighted average term of 9.1 years and a weighted average effective yield to maturity of 1.478%.

In October 2020, we issued £400.0 million of 1.625% senior unsecured notes due December 2030. The public offering price for these notes was 99.191% of the principal amount, for an effective yield to maturity of 1.712%. The issuance represented our debut public offering of Sterling-denominated notes.

During the three months ended December 31, 2020, we raised $655.0 million from the sale of common stock at a weighted average price of $61.14 per share, primarily through our At-The-Market (ATM) Program.

In January 2021, we raised $669.6 million from the issuance of 12,075,000 shares of common stock in an underwritten public offering, including 1,575,000 shares purchased by the underwriters upon the exercise of their option to purchase additional shares.

Revolving Credit Facility and Commercial Paper Program
We have a $3.0 billion unsecured revolving credit facility, with an initial term that expires in March 2023 (subject to two six-month options to extend). The revolving credit facility also has a $1.0 billion accordion feature, which is subject to obtaining lender commitments. As of December 31, 2020, there were no borrowings on our revolving credit facility. In addition, we had a cash balance of $824.5 million.

Additionally, we have a U.S. dollar-denominated unsecured commercial paper program. Under the terms of this program, we may issue unsecured commercial paper notes up to a maximum aggregate amount outstanding of $1.0 billion, with proceeds used for general corporate purposes. We use our unsecured revolving credit facility as a liquidity backstop for the repayment of the notes issued under this program. As of December 31, 2020, we had no commercial paper borrowings.

Early Redemption of 3.250% Notes Due 2022
In January 2021, we completed the early redemption on all $950.0 million in principal amount of our outstanding 3.250% notes due October 2022, plus accrued and unpaid interest. As a result of the early redemption, we will recognize a loss on extinguishment of debt of approximately $46 million, or approximately $0.12 per diluted common share, to net income available to common stockholders and Nareit-defined FFO in the three months ended March 31, 2021. Loss on extinguishment of debt is excluded in our calculation of AFFO.

2021 Earnings Guidance

We estimate FFO per share for 2021 of $3.26 to $3.34, inclusive of a $0.12 per share loss due to the early redemption of the 3.250% Notes due 2022. We estimate AFFO per share for 2021 of $3.44 to $3.49, an increase of 1.5% to 2.9% over 2020 AFFO per share of $3.39. Summarized below are approximate estimates of the key components of the company's 2021 earnings guidance:


2021 Guidance

Net income per share

$1.15 to $1.23

Real estate depreciation and impairments per share

$2.16

Gains on sales of properties per share

$(0.05)

FFO per share

$3.26 to $3.34

AFFO per share

$3.44 to $3.49

Same store rent growth (1)

0.5% to 1.0%

Occupancy

~ 98%

Cash G&A expenses (% of revenues) (2)(3)

~ 4.5%

Property expenses (non-reimbursable) (% of revenues) (2)

1.5% - 2.0%

Income tax expenses

~ $20 million

Acquisition volume

Over $3.25 billion



(1)

Includes rent deferred for future payment as a result of lease concessions we granted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(2)

Revenue excludes contractually obligated reimbursements by our clients. Cash G&A excludes stock-based compensation expense.

(3)

G&A inclusive of stock-based compensation expense as a percentage of rental revenue, excluding reimbursements, is expected to be approximately 5% in 2021.

Conference Call Information

In conjunction with the release of our operating results, we will host a conference call on February 23, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. PT to discuss the results. To access the conference, dial (877) 701-6180 (United States) or (647) 689-4069 (International). When prompted, provide the conference ID 6481184.

A telephone replay of the conference call can also be accessed by calling (800) 585-8367 and entering the conference ID 6481184. The telephone replay will be available through March 9, 2021.

A live webcast will be available in listen-only mode by clicking on the webcast link on the company's home page or in the investors section at www.realtyincome.com. A replay of the conference call webcast will be available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live broadcast. No access code is required for this replay.

Supplemental Materials

Supplemental materials on our operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020, including reconciliations for non-GAAP measures within the Glossary, are available on our corporate website at www.realtyincome.com/investors/financial-information/quarterly-results.

About Realty Income

Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is an S&P 500 company dedicated to providing stockholders with dependable monthly income. The company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 6,500 real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with our commercial clients. To date, the company has declared 608 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 52-year operating history and increased the dividend 109 times since Realty Income's public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O). The company is a member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats® index. Additional information about the company can be obtained from the corporate website at www.realtyincome.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are "forward-looking" statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the company's actual future results to differ materially from expected results. These risks include, among others, general economic conditions, domestic and foreign real estate conditions, client financial health, the availability of capital to finance planned growth, volatility and uncertainty in the credit markets and broader financial markets, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, property acquisitions and the timing of these acquisitions, charges for property impairments, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to limit its impact, the effects of pandemics or global outbreaks of contagious diseases or fear of such outbreaks, our clients' ability to adequately manage their properties and fulfill their respective lease obligations to us, and the outcome of any legal proceedings to which the company is a party, as described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, forward-looking statements should be regarded solely as reflections of the company's current operating plans and estimates. Actual operating results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in this press release. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date these statements were made. 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)



Three Months


Three Months


Year


Year


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/19


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/19

REVENUE








Rental (including reimbursable) (1)

$

415,306



$

394,217



$

1,639,533



$

1,484,818


Other

2,770



3,312



12,092



6,773


Total revenue

418,076



397,529



1,651,625



1,491,591










EXPENSES








Depreciation and amortization

175,041



156,594



677,038



593,961


Interest

78,764



75,073



309,336



290,991


Property (including reimbursable)

27,135



25,253



104,603



88,585


General and administrative

16,674



16,330



73,215



66,483


Income taxes

4,500



1,736



14,693



6,158


Provisions for impairment

23,790



8,950



147,232



40,186


Total expenses

325,904



283,936



1,326,117



1,086,364


Gain on sales of real estate

22,667



14,168



76,232



29,996


Foreign currency and derivative gains, net

3,311



1,792



4,585



2,255


Loss on extinguishment of debt





(9,819)




Net income

118,150



129,553



396,506



437,478


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(219)



(256)



(1,020)



(996)


Net income available to common stockholders

$

117,931



$

129,297



$

395,486



$

436,482










Funds from operations available to common stockholders (FFO)

$

293,700



$

280,396



$

1,142,119



$

1,039,591


Adjusted funds from operations available to common stockholders (AFFO)

$

297,654



$

281,986



$

1,172,626



$

1,050,015










Per share information for common stockholders:








Net income:








Basic

$

0.33



$

0.39



$

1.15



$

1.38


Diluted

$

0.33



$

0.39



$

1.14



$

1.38










FFO:








Basic and diluted

$

0.83



$

0.85



$

3.31



$

3.29










AFFO:








Basic

$

0.84



$

0.86



$

3.40



$

3.32


Diluted

$

0.84



$

0.86



$

3.39



$

3.32










Cash dividends paid per common share

$

0.702



$

0.681



$

2.794



$

2.711




(1)

We recorded reserves as a reduction of rental revenue of $18.1 million (of which $3.3 million was related to straight-line rent receivables) for the three months ended December 31, 2020, $131,000 (of which $6,400 was related to straight-line receivables) for the three months ended December 31, 2019, $52.5 million (of which $8.4 million was related to straight-line rent receivables) for the year ended December 31, 2020, and $2.9 million (of which $1.5 million was related to straight-line receivables) for the year ended December 31, 2019. Unless otherwise specified, references to reserves recorded as a reduction of rental revenue include amounts reserved for in the current period, as well as unrecognized contractual rental revenue and unrecognized straight-line rental revenue for leases accounted for on a cash basis.

 

FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (FFO)

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)


FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see the Glossary in our supplemental materials for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 for definitions and an explanation of how we utilize this metric.



Three Months


Three Months


Year


Year


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/19


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/19









Net income available to common stockholders

$

117,931



$

129,297



$

395,486



$

436,482


Depreciation and amortization

175,041



156,594



677,038



593,961


Depreciation of furniture, fixtures and equipment

(153)



(127)



(588)



(565)


Provisions for impairment

23,790



8,950



147,232



40,186


Gain on sales of real estate

(22,667)



(14,168)



(76,232)



(29,996)


FFO adjustments allocable to noncontrolling interests

(242)



(150)



(817)



(477)


FFO available to common stockholders

$

293,700



$

280,396



$

1,142,119



$

1,039,591


FFO allocable to dilutive noncontrolling interests

355



372



1,418



1,403


Diluted FFO

$

294,055



$

280,768



$

1,143,537



$

1,040,994










FFO per common share:








Basic and diluted

$

0.83



$

0.85



$

3.31



$

3.29










Distributions paid to common stockholders

$

247,632



$

222,476



$

964,167



$

852,134










FFO available to common stockholders in excess of distributions paid to common stockholders

$

46,068



$

57,920



$

177,952



$

187,457










Weighted average number of common shares used for FFO:








Basic

354,437,466



328,565,734



345,280,126



315,837,012


Diluted

355,050,977



329,364,027



345,878,377



316,601,350


 

ADJUSTED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (AFFO)

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) 


AFFO is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see the Glossary in our supplemental materials for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 for definitions and an explanation of how we utilize this metric.



Three Months


Three Months


Year


Year


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/19


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/19

Net income available to common stockholders (1)

$

117,931



$

129,297



$

395,486



$

436,482


Cumulative adjustments to calculate FFO (2)

175,769



151,099



746,633



603,109


FFO available to common stockholders

293,700



280,396



1,142,119



1,039,591


 Executive severance charge (3)





3,463




 Loss on extinguishment of debt





9,819




Amortization of share-based compensation

3,083



3,184



14,727



13,662


Amortization of deferred financing costs (4)

1,176



1,283



4,968



4,754


Amortization of net mortgage premiums

(238)



(354)



(1,258)



(1,415)


Loss on interest rate swaps

1,238



694



4,353



2,752


Straight-line payments from cross-currency swaps (5)

613



1,762



2,573



4,316


Leasing costs and commissions

(846)



(222)



(1,859)



(2,102)


Recurring capital expenditures

(72)



(224)



(198)



(801)


Straight-line rent

(6,033)



(8,940)



(26,502)



(28,674)


Amortization of above and below-market leases, net

8,015



6,109



22,940



19,336


Other adjustments (6)

(2,982)



(1,702)



(2,519)



(1,404)


AFFO available to common stockholders

$

297,654



$

281,986



$

1,172,626



$

1,050,015


AFFO allocable to dilutive noncontrolling interests

359



378



1,438



1,442


Diluted AFFO

$

298,013



$

282,364



$

1,174,064



$

1,051,457










AFFO per common share:








Basic

$

0.84



$

0.86



$

3.40



$

3.32


Diluted

$

0.84



$

0.86



$

3.39



$

3.32










Distributions paid to common stockholders

$

247,632



$

222,476



$

964,167



$

852,134










AFFO available to common stockholders in excess of distributions paid to common stockholders

$

50,022



$

59,510



$

208,459



$

197,881










Weighted average number of common shares used for AFFO:







Basic

354,437,466



328,565,734



345,280,126



315,837,012


Diluted

355,050,977



329,364,027



345,878,377



316,601,350




(1)

As of December 31, 2020, there was $24.5 million of uncollected rent deferred as a result of lease concessions we granted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recognized under the practical expedient provided by the FASB and $51.9 million of uncollected rent for which we have not granted a lease concession. Deferrals accounted for as modifications totaling $12,000 and $236,000 for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020, respectively, have not been added back to AFFO.

(2)

See FFO calculation on page ten for reconciling items.

(3)

The executive severance charge represents the incremental costs incurred upon our former CFO's departure in March 2020, consisting of $1.6 million of cash, $1.8 million of share-based compensation expense and $58,000 of professional fees.

(4)

Includes the amortization of costs incurred and capitalized upon issuance of our notes payable, assumption of our mortgages payable and issuance of our term loans. The deferred financing costs are being amortized over the lives of the respective notes payable, mortgages and term loan. No costs associated with our credit facility agreements or annual fees paid to credit rating agencies have been included.

(5)

Straight-line payments from cross-currency swaps represent quarterly payments in U.S. dollars received by us from counterparties in exchange for associated foreign currency payments. These USD payments are fixed and determinable for the duration of the associated hedging transaction.

(6)

Includes adjustments allocable to noncontrolling interests, obligations related to financing lease liabilities, and foreign currency gains and losses as a result of intercompany debt and remeasurement transactions.

 

HISTORICAL FFO AND AFFO

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)


For the three months ended December 31,

2020


2019


2018


2017


2016











Net income available to common stockholders

$

117,931



$

129,297



$

85,072



$

60,852



$

85,671


Depreciation and amortization, net of furniture, fixtures and equipment

174,888



156,467



137,553



126,915



117,580


Provisions for impairment

23,790



8,950



1,235



6,679



3,709


Gain on sales of real estate

(22,667)



(14,168)



(5,825)



(23,208)



(6,696)


FFO adjustments allocable to noncontrolling interests

(242)



(150)



(292)



(250)



(431)












FFO

$

293,700



$

280,396



$

217,743



$

170,988



$

199,833












FFO per diluted share

$

0.83



$

0.85



$

0.73



$

0.61



$

0.77












AFFO

$

297,654



$

281,986



$

236,813



$

215,312



$

192,964












AFFO per diluted share

$

0.84



$

0.86



$

0.79



$

0.76



$

0.75





.







Cash dividends paid per share

$

0.702



$

0.681



$

0.662



$

0.636



$

0.606












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding - FFO

355,050,977



329,364,027



298,609,734



282,023,488



259,010,432












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding - AFFO

355,050,977



329,364,027



298,609,734



282,428,692



259,010,432






















For the year ended December 31,

2020


2019


2018


2017


2016











Net income available to common stockholders

$

395,486



$

436,482



$

363,614



$

301,514



$

288,491


Depreciation and amortization, net of furniture, fixtures and equipment

676,450



593,396



539,130



498,231



449,196


Provisions for impairment

147,232



40,186



26,269



14,751



20,664


Gain on sales of real estate

(76,232)



(29,996)



(24,643)



(40,898)



(21,979)


FFO adjustments allocable to noncontrolling interests

(817)



(477)



(1,113)



(933)



(977)












FFO

$

1,142,119



$

1,039,591



$

903,257



$

772,665



$

735,395












FFO per diluted share

$

3.31



$

3.29



$

3.12



$

2.82



$

2.88












AFFO

$

1,172,626



$

1,050,015



$

924,558



$

838,638



$

736,374












AFFO per diluted share

$

3.39



$

3.32



$

3.19



$

3.06



$

2.88












Cash dividends paid per share

$

2.794



$

2.711



$

2.631



$

2.527



$

2.392












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding - FFO

345,878,377



316,601,350



289,923,984



273,936,752



255,822,679












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding - AFFO

345,878,377



316,601,350



289,923,984



274,024,934



255,822,679


 

REALTY INCOME CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in thousands, except per share and share count data) (unaudited)


December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

ASSETS




Real estate held for investment, at cost:




Land

$

6,318,926



$

5,684,034


Buildings and improvements

14,696,712



13,833,882


Total real estate held for investment, at cost

21,015,638



19,517,916


Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

(3,549,486)



(3,117,919)


Real estate held for investment, net

17,466,152



16,399,997


Real estate and lease intangibles held for sale, net

19,004



96,775


Cash and cash equivalents

824,476



54,011


Accounts receivable, net

285,701



181,969


Lease intangible assets, net

1,710,655



1,493,383


Other assets, net

434,297



328,661


Total assets

$

20,740,285



$

18,554,796






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Distributions payable

$

85,691



$

76,728


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

241,336



177,039


Lease intangible liabilities, net

321,198



333,103


Other liabilities

256,863



262,221


Line of credit payable and commercial paper



704,335


Term loans, net

249,358



499,044


Mortgages payable, net

300,360



410,119


Notes payable, net

8,267,749



6,288,049


Total liabilities

9,722,555



8,750,638






Commitments and contingencies








Stockholders' equity:




Common stock and paid in capital, par value $0.01 per share, 740,200,000 shares authorized, 361,303,445 and 333,619,106 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

14,700,050



12,873,849


Distributions in excess of net income

(3,659,933)



(3,082,291)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(54,634)



(17,102)


Total stockholders' equity

10,985,483



9,774,456


Noncontrolling interests

32,247



29,702


Total equity

11,017,730



9,804,158


Total liabilities and equity

$

20,740,285



$

18,554,796


 

Realty Income Performance vs. Major Stock Indices







Equity










NASDAQ


Realty Income


REIT Index (1)


DJIA


S&P 500


Composite


Dividend


Total


Dividend


Total


Dividend


Total


Dividend


Total


Dividend


Total


yield


return (2)


yield


return (3)


yield


return (3)


yield


return (3)


yield


return (4)





















10/18 to 12/31/1994

10.5%


10.8%


7.7%


0.0%


2.9%


(1.6%)


2.9%


(1.2%)


0.5%


(1.7%)

1995

8.3%


42.0%


7.4%


15.3%


2.4%


36.9%


2.3%


37.6%


0.6%


39.9%

1996

7.9%


15.4%


6.1%


35.3%


2.2%


28.9%


2.0%


23.0%


0.2%


22.7%

1997

7.5%


14.5%


5.5%


20.3%


1.8%


24.9%


1.6%


33.4%


0.5%


21.6%

1998

8.2%


5.5%


7.5%


(17.5%)


1.7%


18.1%


1.3%


28.6%


0.3%


39.6%

1999

10.5%


(8.7%)


8.7%


(4.6%)


1.3%


27.2%


1.1%


21.0%


0.2%


85.6%

2000

8.9%


31.2%


7.5%


26.4%


1.5%


(4.7%)


1.2%


(9.1%)


0.3%


(39.3%)

2001

7.8%


27.2%


7.1%


13.9%


1.9%


(5.5%)


1.4%


(11.9%)


0.3%


(21.1%)

2002

6.7%


26.9%


7.1%


3.8%


2.6%


(15.0%)


1.9%


(22.1%)


0.5%


(31.5%)

2003

6.0%


21.0%


5.5%


37.1%


2.3%


28.3%


1.8%


28.7%


0.6%


50.0%

2004

5.2%


32.7%


4.7%


31.6%


2.2%


5.6%


1.8%


10.9%


0.6%


8.6%

2005

6.5%


(9.2%)


4.6%


12.2%


2.6%


1.7%


1.9%


4.9%


0.9%


1.4%

2006

5.5%


34.8%


3.7%


35.1%


2.5%


19.0%


1.9%


15.8%


0.8%


9.5%

2007

6.1%


3.2%


4.9%


(15.7%)


2.7%


8.8%


2.1%


5.5%


0.8%


9.8%

2008

7.3%


(8.2%)


7.6%


(37.7%)


3.6%


(31.8%)


3.2%


(37.0%)


1.3%


(40.5%)

2009

6.6%


19.3%


3.7%


28.0%


2.6%


22.6%


2.0%


26.5%


1.0%


43.9%

2010

5.1%


38.6%


3.5%


27.9%


2.6%


14.0%


1.9%


15.1%


1.2%


16.9%

2011

5.0%


7.3%


3.8%


8.3%


2.8%


8.3%


2.3%


2.1%


1.3%


(1.8%)

2012

4.5%


20.1%


3.5%


19.7%


3.0%


10.2%


2.5%


16.0%


2.6%


15.9%

2013

5.8%


(1.8%)


3.9%


2.9%


2.3%


29.6%


2.0%


32.4%


1.4%


38.3%

2014

4.6%


33.7%


3.6%


28.0%


2.3%


10.0%


2.0%


13.7%


1.3%


13.4%

2015

4.4%


13.0%


3.9%


2.8%


2.6%


0.2%


2.2%


1.4%


1.4%


5.7%

2016

4.2%


16.0%


4.0%


8.6%


2.5%


16.5%


2.1%


12.0%


1.4%


7.5%

2017

4.5%


3.6%


3.9%


8.7%


2.2%


28.1%


1.9%


21.8%


1.1%


28.2%

2018

4.2%


15.2%


4.4%


(4.0%)


2.5%


(3.5%)


2.2%


(4.4%)


1.4%


(3.9%)

2019

3.7%


21.1%


3.7%


28.7%


2.4%


25.3%


1.9%


31.5%


1.1%


35.2%

2020

4.5%


(11.8%)


3.6%


(5.1%)


1.9%


9.7%


1.5%


18.4%


0.9%


43.6%









































Compound Average

Annual Total Return (5)

15.3%




10.1%




10.7%




10.4%




11.4%



Note:  All of these dividend yields are calculated as annualized dividends based on the last dividend paid in applicable time period divided by the closing price as of period end. Dividend yield sources: Nareit website and Bloomberg, except for the 1994 NASDAQ dividend yield which was sourced from Datastream / Thomson Financial.



(1)

FTSE Nareit US Equity REIT Index, as per Nareit website.

(2)

Calculated as the difference between the closing stock price as of period end less the closing stock price as of previous period, plus dividends paid in period, divided by closing stock price as of end of previous period. Does not include reinvestment of dividends for the annual percentages.

(3)

Includes reinvestment of dividends. Source: Nareit website and Factset.

(4)

Price only index, does not include dividends as NASDAQ did not report total return metrics for the entirety of the measurement period. Source: Factset.

(5)

All of these Compound Average Annual Total Return rates are calculated in the same manner for each period from Realty Income's NYSE listing on October 18, 1994 through December 31, 2020, and (except for NASDAQ) assume reinvestment of dividends. Past performance does not guarantee future performance.  Realty Income presents this data for informational purposes only and makes no representation about its future performance or how it will compare in performance to other indices in the future.

 

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