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American Realty Investors, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

November 14, 2019 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2019--

American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL), a Dallas-based real estate investment company, today reported results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. For the three months ended September 30, 2019, we reported a net loss applicable to common shares of $7.6 million or ($0.47) per diluted loss per share compared to a net income applicable to common shares of $20.1 million or $1.21 per diluted loss per share for the same period ended 2018.

Though the Company reported a net income loss, this is driven by the overall strategic direction of expanding the core business. As certain new multi-family development projects are completed, which the Company has invested in, it is expected that net income should be positively impacted.

2018 and 2019 have been met with unprecedented expansion and repositioning for Pillar, TCI, SPC, and affiliated Companies. We ended 2018 with our largest and most strategic transactions, the newly created subsidiary Victory Abode Apartments, LLC (“VAA”) Joint Venture and Bond Series B raised on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In 2019, the company recently raised an additional $78 million bond series C on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. This expanded offering creates additional financial strength to our already thriving organization. With these existing and newly engaged projects and our continuously burgeoning multifamily asset base, we are committed to continuing growth and enhancing the capabilities of our staff.

The JV’s primary focus is to create a business platform that will allow dramatic expansion in the multifamily arena. The intent is to increase the overall size of the portfolio over the next several years through strategic buildout of its robust development pipeline alongside opportunistic acquisitions.

All of these initiatives will further demonstrate our ability to increase shareholder value, aligning with the strategic direction we announced three years ago. Our company has been dramatically transformed to a highly viable operating company with solid development capabilities in the multifamily arena. Our main goal has always been to act in the best interest of the company and protect asset value for its investors. We continue to invest in new development projects and grow the company’s asset base.

Revenues

Rental and other property revenues were $11.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to $33.5 million for the same period in 2018. The $21.6 million decrease is primarily due to a decrease in the amount of multifamily residential apartment buildings currently in our portfolio of nine as compared to fifty-eight multifamily residential apartment buildings for the same period a year ago as a result of the deconsolidation of forty-nine residential apartment properties that were sold into the VAA Joint Venture during the fourth quarter of 2018. As the assets are now treated as unconsolidated investments, our share of rental revenues is part of income from unconsolidated investments in the current period and are no longer treated as rental income.

Expenses

Property operating expenses decreased by $10.0 million to $5.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to $15.9 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease in property operating expenses is primarily due to the deconsolidation of forty-nine residential apartment properties that were sold into the VAA Joint Venture during the fourth quarter of 2018 which resulted in a decrease in salary and related payroll expenses of $1.9 million, real estate taxes of approximately $3.8 million, management fees paid to third parties of $0.8 million, and other general property operating and maintenance expenses of $3.5 million.

Depreciation and amortization decreased by $3.5 million to $3.4 million during the three months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to $6.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. This decrease is primarily due to the deconsolidation of the residential apartments in connection with our previous sale and contribution of our interests to the VAA Joint Venture.

General and administrative expense was $2.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and $2.1 million for the same period in 2018. The increase of $0.6 million in general and administrative expenses is primarily due to increases in fees paid to our Advisors of $0.6 million.

Other income (expense)

Interest income was $6.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to $5.7 million for the same period in 2018. The increase of $1.2 million was due to an increase of $1.2 million in interest on the receivables owed by our Advisors and related parties.

Other income was $1.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to $18.8 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease of $17.5 million was primarily due to the recognition of gain from deferred income of $17.6 million associated with the sale of assets during the three months ended September 30, 2018 as opposed to $1.2 million of gain recognized from deferred income related to the sale of assets during the three months ended September 30, 2019.

Mortgage and loan interest expense was $10.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to $17.4 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease of $7.0 million is primarily due to the deconsolidation of residential apartment properties into the VAA Joint Venture, which were encumbered by mortgage debt.

Foreign currency transaction was a loss of $5.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to a loss of $1.3 million for the same period in 2018. The increase of $3.9 million is due to the unfavorable exchange rate between the Israel Shekels and the U.S. Dollar related to our Israel Shekels denominated bonds and the increase in our bonds obligations during the three months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to the same period a year ago.

Loss on debt extinguishment was $5.2 million with no comparable amount in 2018. The loss is the result of debt borrowing costs write-off of $1.4 million and prepayment penalty of approximately $3.9 million associated with the payment of $41.5 million of mortgage debt for one of our commercial buildings.

Loss from unconsolidated investments was a net of $0.08 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to earnings of $0.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The loss from unconsolidated investments during the third quarter just ended was driven primarily from our share in the losses reported by our VAA Joint Venture of $0.19 million (Refer to Note 2) offset by earnings from other unconsolidated investees of $0.11 million.

Gain on land sales was $5.1 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to a gain of $12.2 million for the same period in 2018. During the three months ended September 30, 2019, we sold 16.2 acres of land for an aggregate sales price of $7.0 million and recognized a gain of $5.1 million. For the same period a year ago, we sold approximately 50 acres of land for an aggregate sales price of $35.5 million and recognized a gain of $12.2 million.

About American Realty Investors, Inc.

American Realty Investors, Inc., a Dallas-based real estate investment company, holds a diverse portfolio of equity real estate located across the U.S., including office buildings, apartments, shopping centers, and developed and undeveloped land. The Company invests in real estate through direct ownership, leases and partnerships and invests in mortgage loans on real estate. The Company also holds mortgage receivables. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.americanrealtyinvest.com.

AMERICAN REALTY INVESTORS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

Revenues:
Rental and other property revenues (including $212 and $207 for the three months and $527 and $623 for the nine months ended 2019 and 2018, respectively, from related parties)

$

11,943

 

$

33,409

 

$

35,712

 

$

96,099

 

 
Expenses:
Property operating expenses (including $237 and $231 for the three months ended and $741 and $689 for the nine months ended 2019 and 2018, respectively, from related parties)

 

5,883

 

 

15,945

 

 

19,203

 

 

45,919

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,416

 

 

6,873

 

 

9,964

 

 

19,768

 

General and administrative (including $1,002 and $1,197 for the three months ended and $3,680 and $3,634 for the nine months ended 2019 and 2018, respectively, from related parties)

 

2,669

 

 

2,062

 

 

9,401

 

 

7,357

 

Net income fee to related party

 

83

 

 

383

 

 

273

 

 

489

 

Advisory fee to related party

 

1,758

 

 

2,936

 

 

4,849

 

 

8,821

 

Total operating expenses

 

13,809

 

 

28,199

 

 

43,690

 

 

82,354

 

Net operating (loss) income

 

(1,866

)

 

5,210

 

 

(7,978

)

 

13,745

 

Other income (expenses):
Interest income (including $6,240 and $3,275 for the three months ended and $18,328 and $8,554 for the nine months ended 2019 and 2018, respectively, from related parties)

 

6,856

 

 

5,710

 

 

19,514

 

 

15,701

 

Other income

 

1,288

 

 

18,750

 

 

8,319

 

 

28,188

 

Mortgage and loan interest (including $2,402 and $2,072 for the three months ended and $7,094 and $5,780 for the nine months ended 2019 and 2018, respectively, from related parties)

 

(10,420

)

 

(17,422

)

 

(29,796

)

 

(49,053

)

Foreign currency transaction (loss) gain

 

(5,153

)

 

(1,288

)

 

(13,296

)

 

6,357

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

(5,219

)

 

-

 

 

(5,219

)

 

-

 

Equity loss from VAA

 

(189

)

 

-

 

 

(1,480

)

 

-

 

Earnings from unconsolidated subsidiaries and investees

 

114

 

 

205

 

 

345

 

 

802

 

Total other (expenses) income

 

(12,723

)

 

5,955

 

 

(21,613

)

 

1,995

 

(Loss) income before gain on land sales, non-controlling interest, and taxes

 

(14,589

)

 

11,165

 

 

(29,591

)

 

15,740

 

Loss on sale of income producing properties

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(80

)

 

-

 

Gain on land sales

 

5,139

 

 

12,243

 

 

9,872

 

 

13,578

 

Net (loss) income from continuing operations before taxes

 

(9,450

)

 

23,408

 

 

(19,799

)

 

29,318

 

Income tax expense

 

-

 

 

(792

)

 

-

 

 

(792

)

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

 

(9,450

)

 

22,616

 

 

(19,799

)

 

28,526

 

Net (loss) income

 

(9,450

)

 

22,616

 

 

(19,799

)

 

28,526

 

Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest

 

1,879

 

 

(2,265

)

 

3,303

 

 

(2,981

)

Net (loss) income attributable to American Realty Investors, Inc.

 

(7,571

)

 

20,351

 

 

(16,496

)

 

25,545

 

Preferred dividend requirement

 

-

 

 

(225

)

 

-

 

 

(675

)

Net (loss) income applicable to common shares

$

(7,571

)

$

20,126

 

$

(16,496

)

$

24,870

 

(Loss) earnings per share - basic
Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(0.59

)

$

1.46

 

$

(1.24

)

$

1.84

 

Net (loss) income applicable to common shares

$

(0.47

)

$

1.30

 

$

(1.03

)

$

1.60

 

 
(Loss) earnings per share - diluted
Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(0.59

)

$

1.36

 

$

(1.24

)

$

1.72

 

Net (loss) income applicable to common shares

$

(0.47

)

$

1.21

 

$

(1.03

)

$

1.50

 

Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share

 

15,997,076

 

 

15,514,360

 

 

15,997,076

 

 

15,514,360

 

Weighted average common shares used in computing diluted earnings per share

 

15,997,076

 

 

16,598,942

 

 

15,997,076

 

 

16,598,942

 

 
Amounts attributable to American Realty Investors, Inc.
Net (loss) income from continuing operations

$

(9,450

)

$

22,616

 

$

(19,799

)

$

28,526

 

Net (loss) income applicable to American Realty Investors, Inc.

$

(7,571

)

$

20,351

 

$

(16,496

)

$

25,545

 

AMERICAN REALTY INVESTORS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

(unaudited)

 

(audited)

(dollars in thousands, except share and par value amounts)

Assets

Real estate, at cost

$

464,452

 

$

455,993

 

Real estate subject to sales contracts at cost

 

1,626

 

 

3,149

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

(86,088

)

 

(78,099

)

Total real estate

 

379,990

 

 

381,043

 

 
Notes and interest receivable (including $120,334 in 2019 and $105,803 in 2018 from related parties)

 

172,468

 

 

140,327

 

Less allowance for estimated losses (including $14,269 in 2019 and 2018 from related parties)

 

(14,269

)

 

(14,269

)

Total notes and interest receivable

 

158,199

 

 

126,058

 

 
Cash and cash equivalents

 

63,075

 

 

36,428

 

Restricted cash

 

36,865

 

 

70,187

 

Investment in VAA

 

64,962

 

 

68,399

 

Investment in other unconsolidated investees

 

7,947

 

 

7,602

 

Receivable from related parties

 

71,147

 

 

70,377

 

Other assets

 

50,177

 

 

66,055

 

Total assets

$

832,362

 

$

826,149

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

Liabilities:
Notes and interest payable

$

250,725

 

$

286,968

 

Bond and interest payable

 

223,433

 

 

158,574

 

Deferred revenue (including $28,847 in 2019 and $33,904 in 2018 to related parties)

 

28,847

 

 

33,904

 

Accounts payable and other liabilities (including $11,589 in 2019 and $9,984 in 2018 to related parties)

 

30,896

 

 

25,576

 

Total liabilities

 

533,901

 

 

505,022

 

 
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, Series A: $2.00 par value, authorized 15,000,000 shares, issued 1,800,614 and outstanding 614 in 2019 and 2018 (liquidation preference $10 per share), including 1,800,000 shares held by ARL and its subsidiaries in 2019 and 2018.

 

5

 

 

5

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 16,412,861 shares issued and 15,997,076 outstanding as of 2019 and 2018 , including 140,000 shares held by TCI (consolidated) in 2019 and 2018.

 

164

 

 

164

 

Treasury stock at cost; 415,785 shares in 2019 and 2018, and 140,000 shares held by TCI (consolidated) as of 2019 and 2018.

 

(6,395

)

 

(6,395

)

Paid-in capital

 

82,018

 

 

84,885

 

Retained earnings

 

163,170

 

 

179,666

 

Total American Realty Investors, Inc. shareholders' equity

 

238,962

 

 

258,325

 

Non-controlling interest

 

59,499

 

 

62,802

 

Total shareholders' equity

 

298,461

 

 

321,127

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

832,362

 

$

826,149

 

 

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CONTACT: American Realty Investors, Inc.

Investor Relations

Daniel Moos (800) 400-6407

investor.relations@americanrealtyinvest.com

KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE FINANCE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY REIT

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