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Vornado Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VORNADO REALTY TRUST (NYSE:VNO) filed its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 today and reported its financial results below.  The financial results treat as "discontinued operations" the Company's former Washington, DC segment, which was spun off to shareholders on July 17, 2017.

Quarter Ended December 31, 2017 Financial Results

  • NET INCOME attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 was $27.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to $651.2 million, or $3.43 per diluted share, for the prior year's quarter.  Adjusting net income attributable to common shareholders (non-GAAP) for the items listed in the table on the following page, net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarters ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $65.5 million and $77.8 million, or $0.34 and $0.41 per diluted share, respectively.

  • FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS attributable to common shareholders plus assumed conversions (non-GAAP) ("FFO") for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 was $153.2 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, compared to $797.7 million, or $4.20 per diluted share, for the prior year's quarter.  Adjusting FFO for the items listed in the table on page 3, FFO for the quarters ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $187.6 million and $193.2 million, or $0.98 and $1.02 per diluted share, respectively.

Year Ended December 31, 2017 Financial Results

  • NET INCOME attributable to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $162.0 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, compared to $823.6 million, or $4.34 per diluted share, for the prior year.  Adjusting net income attributable to common shareholders (non-GAAP) for the items listed in the table on the following page, net income attributable to common shareholders for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $251.0 million and $229.2 million, or $1.31 and $1.21 per diluted share, respectively.

  • FFO (non-GAAP) for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $717.8 million, or $3.75 per diluted share, compared to $1,457.6 million, or $7.66 per diluted share, for the prior year.  Adjusting FFO for the items listed in the table on page 3, FFO for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $713.8 million and $683.4 million, or $3.73 and $3.59 per diluted share, respectively.

Supplemental Financial Information

Further details regarding results of operations, properties and tenants can be accessed at the Company's website www.vno.com.  Vornado Realty Trust is a fully – integrated equity real estate investment trust.

Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  For a discussion of factors that could materially affect the outcome of our forward-looking statements and our future results and financial condition, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.  Such factors include, among others, risks associated with the timing of and costs associated with property improvements, financing commitments and general competitive factors.


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The following table reconciles our net income attributable to common shareholders to net income attributable to common shareholders, as adjusted (non-GAAP):

                 
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Quarters Ended   For the Years Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
Net income attributable to common shareholders  $ 27,319     $ 651,181     $ 162,017   $ 823,606
Per diluted share $ 0.14     $ 3.43       $ 0.85     $ 4.34
               
Certain items that impact net income attributable to common shareholders:              
JBG SMITH Properties which is treated as a discontinued operation:              
Transaction costs $ (1,617 )     $ (11,989   )   $ (68,662 )   $ (16,586 )
Operating results through July 17, 2017 spin-off       20,523     47,752     87,237  
  (1,617 )     8,534     (20,910 )   70,651  
               
Tax expense related to the reduction of our taxable REIT subsidiaries deferred tax assets (34,800 )         (34,800 )    
Expense related to the prepayment of our 2.50% senior unsecured notes due 2019 (4,836 )         (4,836 )    
666 Fifth Avenue Office Condominium (49.5% interest) (3,042 )     (7,869 )   (25,414 )   (41,532 )
Income (loss) from real estate fund investments, net 529       (34,704 )   (10,804 )   (21,042 )
Net gain on extinguishment of Skyline properties debt       487,877         487,877  
Income from the repayment of our investments in 85 Tenth Avenue loans and preferred equity       160,843         160,843  
Net gain on sale on our 20% interest in Fairfax Square       15,302         15,302  
Our share of impairment on India non-depreciable real estate       (13,962 )       (13,962 )
Default interest on Skyline properties mortgage loan       (2,480 )       (7,823 )
Impairment loss on our investment in Pennsylvania REIT           (44,465 )    
Net gain resulting from Urban Edge Properties operating partnership unit issuances           21,100      
Our share of net gain on sale of property of Suffolk Downs JV           15,314      
Net gain on repayment of Suffolk Downs JV debt investments           11,373      
Our share of write-off of deferred financing costs           (3,819 )    
Skyline properties impairment loss               (160,700 )
Net gain on sale of 47% ownership interest in 7 West 34th Street               159,511  
Preferred share issuance costs (Series J redemption)               (7,408 )
Other 3,084       (2,942 )   2,060     (8,298 )
  (40,682 )     610,599     (95,201 )   633,419  
Noncontrolling interests' share of above adjustments 2,522       (37,185 )   6,267     (38,972 )
Total of certain items that impact net income attributable to common shareholders, net $ (38,160 )     $ 573,414
    $ (88,934 )   $ 594,447  
               
Net income attributable to common shareholders, as adjusted  (non-GAAP) $ 65,479       $ 77,767
    $ 250,951     $ 229,159  
Per diluted share (non-GAAP) $ 0.34       $ 0.41
    $ 1.31     $ 1.21  
 
 
 

The following table reconciles our FFO (non-GAAP) to FFO, as adjusted (non-GAAP):

                                 
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)   For the Quarters Ended   For the Years Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
    2017   2016   2017   2016
FFO (non-GAAP) (1)   $ 153,151     $ 797,734     $ 717,805     $ 1,457,583  
Per diluted share (non-GAAP)   $ 0.80     $ 4.20     $ 3.75     $ 7.66  
                                 
Certain items that impact FFO:                                
JBG SMITH Properties which is treated as a discontinued operation:                                
Transaction costs   $ (1,617 )   $ (11,989 )   $ (68,662 )   $ (16,586 )
Operating results through July 17, 2017 spin-off       57,147     122,201     226,288  
    (1,617 )   45,158     53,539     209,702  
                 
Tax expense related to the reduction of our taxable REIT subsidiaries
deferred tax assets
  (34,800 )       (34,800 )    
Expense related to the prepayment of our 2.50% senior unsecured notes
due 2019
  (4,836 )       (4,836 )    
666 Fifth Avenue Office Condominium (49.5% interest)   1,103     808     13,164     10,925  
Income (loss) from real estate fund investments, net   529     (34,704 )   (10,804 )   (21,042 )
Net gain on extinguishment of Skyline properties debt       487,877         487,877  
Income from the repayment of our investments in 85 Tenth Avenue loans
and preferred equity
      160,843         160,843  
Our share of impairment on India non-depreciable real estate       (13,962 )       (13,962 )
Impairment loss on our investment in Pennsylvania REIT           (44,465 )    
Net gain resulting from Urban Edge Properties operating partnership
unit issuances
          21,100      
Net gain on repayment of our Suffolk Downs JV debt investments           11,373      
Our share of write-off of deferred financing costs           (3,819 )    
Preferred share issuance costs (Series J redemption)               (7,408 )
Other   2,945     (2,324 )   3,801     (2,454 )
    (36,676 )   643,696     4,253     824,481  
Noncontrolling interests' share of above adjustments   2,274     (39,201 )   (264 )   (50,293 )
Total of certain items that impact FFO, net   $      (34,402 )   $      604,495     $        3,989     $      774,188  
                     
FFO, as adjusted (non-GAAP)                                                 $ 187,553       $ 193,239     $ 713,816     $ 683,395  
Per diluted share (non-GAAP)   $ 0.98     $ 1.02     $ 3.73     $ 3.59  
                                 

(1) See page 5 for a reconciliation of our net income attributable to common shareholders to FFO (non-GAAP) for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.



VORNADO REALTY TRUST
OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE QUARTERS AND YEARS ENDED
DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016

                               
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Quarters Ended     For the Years Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
Revenues $ 536,226     $ 513,974     $ 2,084,126     $ 2,003,742  
                               
Income from continuing operations $ 52,278     $ 195,428     $ 277,356     $ 577,010  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations 1,273     509,116     (13,228 )   404,912  
Net income 53,551     704,544     264,128     981,922  
Less net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in:              
Consolidated subsidiaries (7,366 )   5,010     (25,802 )   (21,351 )
Operating Partnership (1,853 )   (42,244 )   (10,910 )   (53,654 )
Net income attributable to Vornado 44,332     667,310     227,416     906,917  
Preferred share dividends (17,013 )   (16,129 )   (65,399 )   (75,903 )
Preferred share issuance costs (Series J redemption)             (7,408 )
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 27,319     $ 651,181     $ 162,017     $ 823,606  
               
Income per common share - Basic:              
Income from continuing operations, net $ 0.14     $ 0.91     $ 0.92     $ 2.35  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net     2.53     (0.07 )   2.01  
Net income per common share $ 0.14     $ 3.44     $ 0.85     $ 4.36  
Weighted average shares outstanding 189,898     189,013     189,526     188,837  
               
Income per common share - Diluted:              
Income from continuing operations, net $ 0.14     $ 0.91     $ 0.91     $ 2.34  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net     2.52     (0.06 )   2.00  
Net income per common share $ 0.14     $ 3.43     $ 0.85     $ 4.34  
Weighted average shares outstanding 191,020     190,108     191,258     190,173  
               
FFO (non-GAAP) $ 153,151     $ 797,734     $ 717,805     $ 1,457,583  
Per diluted share (non-GAAP) $ 0.80     $ 4.20     $ 3.75     $ 7.66  
               
FFO, as adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 187,553     $ 193,239     $ 713,816     $ 683,395  
Per diluted share (non-GAAP) $ 0.98     $ 1.02     $ 3.73     $ 3.59  
               
Weighted average shares used in determining FFO per diluted share      191,063       190,108     191,304       190,173  
 
 
 

The following table reconciles net income attributable to common shareholders to FFO (non-GAAP):

                                     
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Quarters Ended   For the Years Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
Net income attributable to common shareholders $    27,319     $   651,181     $   162,017     $    823,606  
Per diluted share $ 0.14     $ 3.43     $ 0.85     $ 4.34  
                               
FFO adjustments:                              
Depreciation and amortization of real property $ 106,017     $ 133,389     $ 467,966     $ 531,620  
Net gains on sale of real estate 308     (15,302 )   (3,489 )   (177,023 )
Real estate impairment losses             160,700  
Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income of partially
owned entities to arrive at FFO:
             
Depreciation and amortization of real property 28,247     37,160     137,000     154,795  
Net gains on sale of real estate (593 )   (12 )   (17,777 )   (2,853 )
Real estate impairment losses 145     792     7,692     6,328  
  134,124     156,027     591,392     673,567  
Noncontrolling interests' share of above adjustments (8,310 )   (9,495 )   (36,728 )   (41,267 )
FFO adjustments, net $ 125,814     $ 146,532     $ 554,664     $ 632,300  
               
FFO attributable to common shareholders (non-GAAP) $ 153,133     $ 797,713     $ 716,681     $ 1,455,906  
Convertible preferred share dividends 18     21     77     86  
Earnings allocated to Out-Performance Plan units         1,047     1,591  
FFO attributable to common shareholders plus assumed conversions
  (non-GAAP)
$ 153,151     $ 797,734     $ 717,805     $ 1,457,583  
Per diluted share (non-GAAP) $ 0.80     $ 4.20     $ 3.75     $ 7.66  
 
 
 

FFO is computed in accordance with the definition adopted by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"). NAREIT defines FFO as GAAP net income or loss adjusted to exclude net gains from sales of depreciated real estate assets, real estate impairment losses, depreciation and amortization expense from real estate assets and other specified non-cash items, including the pro rata share of such adjustments of unconsolidated subsidiaries.  FFO and FFO per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures used by management, investors and analysts to facilitate meaningful comparisons of operating performance between periods and among our peers 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.  FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities and is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash requirements and should not be considered as an alternative to net income as a performance measure or cash flow as a liquidity measure.  FFO may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.  A reconciliation of our net income to FFO is provided above.  In addition to FFO, we also disclose FFO, as adjusted.  Although this non-GAAP measure clearly differs from NAREIT's definition of FFO, we believe it provides a meaningful presentation of operating performance.  Reconciliations of FFO to FFO, as adjusted are provided on page 3 of this press release.

Conference Call and Audio Webcast

As previously announced, the Company will host a quarterly earnings conference call and an audio webcast on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).  The conference call can be accessed by dialing 800-708-4540 (domestic) or 847-619-6397 (international) and indicating to the operator the passcode 46251598.  A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available from 1:00 p.m. ET on February 13, 2018 through March 15, 2018.  To access the replay, please dial 888-843-7419 and enter the passcode 46251598#.  A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at www.vno.com and an online playback of the webcast will be available on the website for 90 days following the conference call.

CONTACT:

JOSEPH MACNOW
(212) 894-7000

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