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Firm Capital Property Trust Reports Solid Q4/2022 Results

Accretive Acquisition of Trust Units via NCIB
Acquisition of two multi-tenant industrial properties
Sale of Retail and Office Properties generating gains on sale of $5.2MM

TORONTO, March 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Firm Capital Property Trust ("FCPT" or the "Trust"), (TSX: FCD.UN) is pleased to report its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022.

Key highlights for the three months ended December 31, 2022 are as follows:

The portfolio consists of 66 commercial properties with a total gross leasable area ("GLA") of 2,552,214 square feet, five multi-residential complexes comprised of 599 units and two Manufactured Home Communities comprised of 422 units. The portfolio is well diversified and defensive in terms of geographies and property asset types, with 51% of NOI (37% of asset value) comprised of grocery anchored retail followed by industrial at 26% of NOI (32% of asset value). In addition, the portfolio is well diversified in terms of geographies with 39% of NOI (40% of asset value) comprised of assets located in Ontario, followed by Quebec at 37% of NOI (33% of asset value).

The portfolio is well diversified by tenant profile with no tenant currently accounting for more than 11.0% of total net rent. Further, the top 10 tenants are comprised of large national tenants and account for 31.8% of total net rent.

On July 14, 2022, the Trust announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") accepted a notice for Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB") with respect to its outstanding Trust Units. For the three months ended December 31, 2022, the Trust repurchased 302,200 units for net proceeds of approximately $1.7 million. The Trust Units were purchased under the NCIB at a Weighted Average Price of $5.64/Trust Unit for an implied distribution buy-back yield of 9.2%.

On December 13, 2022, the Trust closed on an early renewal of the mortgage on the Montreal Industrial Portfolio for proceeds of $44.0 million at a 4.88% interest rate, amortizing and for a term of seven years. The previous mortgage was at a 3.98% interest rate and was set to mature in August 2023. As part of the early repayment of the mortgage the lender paid out an early break fee of approximately $0.6 million to the property partnership. The Trust's portion of the mortgage refinancing was $22.0 million.

On December 21, 2022, the Trust closed on a 50% interest in two multi-tenant industrial properties located in Edmonton, Alberta. The acquisition price of the portfolio was $3.2 million (including transaction costs). The acquisition of the Edmonton Industrial Portfolio was financed through the assumption of a $1.2 million mortgage and a new $0.9 million mortgage.

On December 21, 2022, the Trust completed the sale of retail property in Pembroke, Ontario for gross proceeds of $2.7 million. The Trust recognized a gain on sale of approximately $0.2 million.

On December 29, 2022, the Trust completed the sale of an office property in Barrie, Ontario for gross proceeds of $10.5 million. As part of the transaction, the Trust provided a first priority vendor take back mortgage of approximately $6.8 million for a one year term at an interest rate of 4.0% and a second priority vendor takeback mortgage of approximately $1.6 million for a five year term at an interest rate of 5.0% for the first two years, 6.0% for the third and fourth year and 7.0% for the final year. The Trust recognized a gain on sale of approximately $5.0 million.

See chart below for additional information:

 Three Months Twelve Months
 Dec 31, 2022Dec 31, 2021Change  Dec 31, 2022Dec 31, 2021Change  
Rental Revenue$14,245,157$11,954,31219%  $54,018,887$46,430,42016% 
NOI - IFRS Basis 9,165,483 7,898,79116%   35,457,372 30,215,93617% 
NOI - Cash Basis 9,163,698 7,756,94518%   35,074,668 29,874,11117% 
Same-Property NOI 7,985,853 8,096,318(1%)   30,225,946 29,848,2181% 
Net Income 8,663,638 6,566,30532%   (1,184,280) 58,387,894(102%) 
FFO 4,586,850 3,134,37246%   19,524,208 14,767,06632% 
AFFO 4,327,687 3,869,23312%   16,445,149 15,224,7518% 
Total Assets     $633,898,464$576,355,91410% 
Total Mortgages      306,781,314 239,912,75728% 
Bank Indebtedness      18,726,067 24,797,881(24%) 
Unitholders' Equity      296,513,896 295,915,3260% 
Units Outstanding (000s)      37,100 34,0119% 
FFO Per Unit$0.123$0.09234%  $0.541$0.46217% 
AFFO Per Unit$0.116$0.1142%  $0.456$0.477(4%) 
Distributions Per Unit$0.130$0.1282%  $0.520$0.5102% 
FFO Payout Ratio 106% 138%(3,221) bps   96% 110%(1,392) bps 
AFFO Payout Ratio 112% 112%13 bps   114% 107%707 bps 
Wtd. Avg. Int. Rate - Mort. Debt      3.8% 3.3%50 bps 
Debt to GBV      51% 46%535 bps 
GLA - Commercial, SF      2,552,214 2,420,1686% 
Units - Multi-Res      599 46429% 
Units - MHCs      422 423(0%) 
Occupancy - Commercial      95.9% 95.9%2 bps 
Occupancy - Multi-Res      90.3% 93.6%(335) bps 
Occupancy MHCs      99.8% 99.1%66 bps 
Rent PSF - Retail     $18.43$17.903% 
Rent PSF - Industrial     $7.60$6.6714% 
Rent per month - Multi-Res     $1,198$1,1752% 
Rent per month - MHCs     $603$51916% 

For the complete financial statements, Management's Discussion & Analysis and supplementary information, please visit www.sedar.com or the Trust's website at www.firmcapital.com

The Trust has in place a Distribution Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") and Unit Purchase Plan (the "UPP"). Under the terms of the DRIP, FCPT's Unitholders may elect to automatically reinvest all or a portion of their regular monthly distributions in additional Units, without incurring brokerage fees or commissions. Under the terms of the UPP, FCPT's Unitholders may purchase a minimum of $1,000 of Units per month and maximum purchases of up to $12,000 per annum. Management and trustees have not participated in the DRIP or UPP to date and own approximately 8% of the issued and outstanding trust units of the Trust.

Firm Capital Property Trust is focused on creating long-term value for Unitholders, through capital preservation and disciplined investing to achieve stable distributable income. In partnership with management and industry leaders, The Trust's plan is to own as well as to co-own a diversified property portfolio of multi-residential, flex industrial, net lease convenience retail, and core service provider professional space. In addition to stand alone accretive acquisitions, the Trust will make joint acquisitions with strong financial partners and acquisitions of partial interests from existing ownership groups, in a manner that provides liquidity to those selling owners and professional management for those remaining as partners. Firm Capital Realty Partners Inc., through a structure focused on an alignment of interests with the Trust sources, syndicates and property and asset manages investments on behalf of the Trust.


This press release may contain forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue", and by discussions of strategies that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Trust. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and various future events will not occur. Although management of the Trust believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements will occur as anticipated. Neither the Trust nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking statements, and no one has any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or such other factors which affect this information, except as required by law.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, which may be made only by means of a prospectus, nor shall there be any sale of the Units in any state, province or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under securities laws of any such state, province or other jurisdiction. The Units of the Firm Capital Property Trust have not been, and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States absent registration or an application for exemption from the registration requirements of U.S. securities laws.

Certain financial information presented in this press release reflect certain non- International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") financial measures, which include NOI, Same Store NOI, FFO and AFFO. These measures are commonly used by real estate investment entities as useful metrics for measuring performance and cash flows, however, they do not have standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other real estate investment entities. These terms are defined in the Trust's Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the year ended December 31, 2022 as filed on www.sedar.com.

For further information, please contact:
Robert McKee
President & Chief Executive Officer
(416) 635-0221
Sandy Poklar
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 635-0221
For Investor Relations information, please contact:
Victoria Moayedi
Director, Investor Relations
(416) 635-0221

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