– Company Enters into Agreements to Acquire an Additional 168 Postal Properties –
– Signs Term Sheet for $100 Million Credit Facility –
CEDARHURST, NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 (BUSINESSWIRE) — Postal Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PSTL) (the “Company”), an internally managed real estate investment trust that owns and manages properties leased to the United States Postal Service (“USPS”), today announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Postal Realty Trust commenced its operations on May 17, 2019 upon completion of its initial public offering (“IPO”). The financial results for the second quarter represent the Company’s financial results for the 45-day period from May 17, 2019 through June 30, 2019 and the financial results for the Company’s financial predecessor (the “Predecessor”) for the period from April 1, 2019 through May 16, 2019.
“We are pleased that our inaugural quarter as a public company demonstrates the stability and consistency of our 100.0% occupied postal properties,” stated Andrew Spodek, Postal Realty Trust, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our position as the only internally managed public REIT that focuses primarily on the ownership of postal properties provides us with a competitive advantage. We continue to build our pipeline of potential properties for acquisition in our efforts to build scale and execute our growth strategy to create value for our shareholders.”
Highlights for Period Ended June 30, 2019
- Net loss to common stockholders was $391,796 or $0.08 per diluted share as compared
to Predecessor net income of $318,278 in the prior-year period.
- Funds from Operations (FFO)* for the quarter was $479,978, or $0.07 per diluted share.
For the period from May 17, 2019 to June 30, 2019, FFO was $23,991 or $0.00 per diluted
- Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO)* for the quarter was $689,509, or $0.10 per
diluted share. For the period from May 17, 2019 to June 30, 2019, AFFO was $337,022
or $0.05 per diluted share.
- Rental revenue increased 32.2% year-over-year to $1.86 million primarily as a result of
the Company’s formation transactions.
- Represents Non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the “Non-GAAP Supplemental Financial
Information” section below for additional information.
Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End**
- In July 2019, the Company closed on the acquisition of three properties leased to the
USPS for $4.4 million. The properties comprise 36,495 square feet with an average rental
rate of $11.66 per square foot, and a weighted average lease term of 4.2 years. The
expected weighted average cap rate is between 7% to 9%.
- In August 2019, the Company entered into definitive agreements to acquire 14 properties
leased to the USPS for approximately $5.4 million. The properties comprise 60,865 square
feet with an average rental rate of $8.58 per square foot and a weighted average remaining
lease term of 2.4 years. Formal due diligence has been completed and the transactions
are expected to close by the end of the year 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary
- In August 2019, the Company entered into non-binding agreements to acquire 154
properties currently leased to the USPS for an aggregate purchase price of $43.7 million,
including $14.0 million of common units of the Company’s operating partnership valued at
$17.00 per unit. It is anticipated the transactions will close by the end of the year. The
Company is currently performing formal due diligence procedures customary for these
types of transactions and cannot provide assurance as to the timing of when, or on what
terms, the transactions will close, if at all.
- The Company has signed a non-binding term sheet with People’s United Bank as lead
arranger, lender, administrative agent and bookrunner for a $100 million credit facility.
** The Company believes results for subsequent quarters will provide more meaningful insight into the financial
and operational activities of the Company as the second quarter does not reflect a full quarter of operations for Postal Realty Trust, Inc.
The Company owns and manages 271 postal properties in 41 states comprising 871,843 square feet, as of June 30, 2019. In addition, the Company provides fee-based third party property management services for an additional 404 postal properties leased to the USPS. The portfolio was 100.0% occupied with a weighted average lease term of 3.0 years and a weighted average rental rate of $9.70 per square foot at June 30, 2019.
Balance Sheet and Capital Markets Activity
On May 17, 2019, the Company completed its initial public offering of 4.5 million shares of Class A common stock at $17.00 per share. Net proceeds from the offering of $71.1 million, before giving effect to offering expenses, were used to acquire $29.0 million of properties in the Company’s formation transactions and to pay down $31.7 million of debt. The Company ended the second quarter with $11.7 million of cash on hand and total indebtedness of $2.9 million. The weighted average interest rate of outstanding indebtedness was 4.4%.
On June 26, 2019, the Company’s board of directors approved an initial pro-rated cash dividend of $0.063 per share of Class A common stock for the period from May 17, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The dividend was paid on July 31, 2019 to stockholders of record as of July 9, 2019. Non-GAAP Supplemental Financial Information. An explanation of certain non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release, including, FFO and AFFO, as well as reconciliations of those non-GAAP financial measures, to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, is included below. The Company calculates FFO in accordance with the current National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) definition. NAREIT currently defines FFO as follows: net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding depreciation and amortization related to real estate, gains and losses from the sale of certain real estate assets, gains and losses from change in control, and impairment write-downs of certain real estate assets and investments in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in the value of depreciable real estate held by an entity. Other REITs may not define FFO in accordance with the NAREIT
definition or may interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than we do and therefore our computation of FFO may not be comparable to such other REITs.
The Company calculates AFFO by starting with FFO and adjusting for recurring capital expenditures (defined as all capital expenditures that are recurring in nature, excluding capital improvements that are incurred in connection with the acquisition of a property or obtaining a lease or lease renewal) and then adding back non-cash items including: non-real estate depreciation, loss on extinguishment of debt, straight-lined rents and fair value lease adjustments and non-cash components of compensation expense. AFFO is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP as a measurement of our operating performance. We believe that AFFO is widely-used by other REITs and is helpful to investors as a meaningful additional measure of our ability to make capital investments. Other REITs may not define AFFO in the same manner as we do and therefore our calculation of AFFO may not be comparable to such other REITs. These metrics are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be viewed as an alternative measurement of our operating performance to net income. Management believes that accounting for real estate assets in accordance with GAAP implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, many industry investors and analysts have considered the presentation of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by themselves. As a result, we believe that the additive use of FFO and AFFO, together with the required GAAP presentation, is widely-used by our competitors and other REITs and provides a more complete understanding of our performance and a more informed and appropriate basis on which to make investment decisions.
Webcast and Conference Call Details
Postal Realty Trust will host a webcast and conference call to discuss the second quarter fiscal year 2019 financial results on August 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s investor website at https://www.postalrealtytrust.com/QuarterlyResults. To participate in the conference call, callers from the United States and Canada should dial-in ten minutes prior to the scheduled call time at 1-877-407-9208. International callers should dial 1-201-493-6784. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a telephonic replay of the call will also be available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, by dialing 1-844-512-2921 in the United States and Canada or 1-412-317-6617 internationally and entering passcode 13693655.
About Postal Realty Trust, Inc.
Postal Realty Trust, Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment trust that owns and manages properties leased to the USPS. The Company believes it is one of the largest owners and managers measured by net leasable square footage of properties that are leased to the USPS.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the proposed public offering and other statements identified by words such as “could,” “may,” “might,” “will,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “continues,” “projects” and similar references to future periods, or by the inclusion of forecasts or projections. Forward-looking statements, including, among others, statements regarding the Company’s ability to obtain financing, the Company’s expected capitalization rates and the Company’s ability to close on pending transactions on the terms or timing it expects, if at all, are based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding capital market conditions, the Company’s business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the USPS’s terminations or non-renewals of leases, changes in demand for postal services delivered by the USPS, the solvency and financial health of the USPS, competitive, financial market and regulatory conditions, general real estate market conditions, the Company’s competitive environment and other factors set forth under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forwardlooking statement made in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.