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Realty Income Announces Operating Results For The Three Months And Year Ended December 31, 2021

02/22/2022 | 04:06pm EDT

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021. All per share amounts presented in this press release are on a diluted per common share basis unless stated otherwise.

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

For the year ended December 31, 2021:

  • Net income per share was $0.87
  • Normalized FFO per share increased 2.4% to $3.39, compared to the year ended December 31, 2020, which includes the $0.22 per share loss from the early redemption on our 2022 and 2023 notes
  • AFFO per share increased 5.9% to $3.59, compared to the year ended December 31, 2020
  • In November 2021, completed our merger with VEREIT, Inc. (VEREIT) and divestiture of substantially all of the combined company office properties through the Orion Office REIT Inc. spin-off
  • Excluding our merger with VEREIT, invested $6.41 billion in 911 properties and properties under development or expansion, including $2.57 billion in Europe
  • Shareholders realized a 5.1% increase in the amount of the dividend paid per share in December 2021 as compared to December 2020
  • Raised $4.51 billion from the sale of common stock, primarily through our At-The-Market (ATM) program
  • In conjunction with our merger with VEREIT, completed the $4.65 billion exchange in principal of U.S. dollar-denominated outstanding notes issued by VEREIT for new notes issued by Realty Income
  • Issued £400 million of 1.125% senior unsecured notes due 2027 and £350 million of 1.750% senior unsecured notes due 2033, both of which represented our debut Sterling-denominated green bond offering

For the three months ended December 31, 2021:

  • Net income per share was $0.01
  • Normalized FFO per share increased 7.2% to $0.89, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2020, which includes the $0.09 per share loss from the early redemption on our 2023 notes
  • AFFO per share increased 11.9% to $0.94, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2020
  • Excluding our merger with VEREIT, invested $2.63 billion in 401 properties and properties under development or expansion, including $1.04 billion in Europe
  • Priscilla Almodovar and Mary Hogan Preusse joined our Board of Directors
  • Completed the early redemption on all $750.0 million in principal amount of our outstanding 4.650% notes due August 2023
  • Raised $1.72 billion from the sale of common stock, primarily through our ATM program
  • Net debt to annualized pro forma adjusted EBITDAre was 5.3x

Events subsequent to December 31, 2021:

  • Issued £250.0 million of 1.875% senior unsecured notes due 2027 and £250.0 million of 2.500% senior unsecured notes due 2042

CEO Comments

"2021 was a milestone year and I am deeply appreciative of our talented 'One Team' and all that we have accomplished," said Sumit Roy, Realty Income's President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to closing our merger with VEREIT, we expanded our global platform through our investment in Spain, a new growth vertical in Continental Europe. To that end, we invested a record $2.6 billion in high-quality real estate during the fourth quarter. This brings 2021 property-level acquisitions to $6.4 billion, setting an annual record for the company. Our core business remains healthy as portfolio occupancy ended the year at 98.5% and our balance sheet remains well-positioned to capitalize on a robust global investment pipeline in 2022."

Select 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,



2021


2020


2021


2020

Total revenue


$                    685.0


$                    417.6


$                 2,080.5


$                 1,647.1

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


$                        4.0


$                    117.9


$                    359.5


$                    395.5

Net income per share


$                      0.01


$                      0.33


$                      0.87


$                      1.14

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


$                    326.2


$                    293.7


$                 1,240.6


$                 1,142.1

FFO per share


$                      0.63


$                      0.83


$                      2.99


$                      3.31

Normalized funds from operations available to
common stockholders (Normalized FFO) (3)


$                    463.5


$                    293.7


$                 1,408.0


$                 1,142.1

Normalized FFO per share


$                      0.89


$                      0.83


$                      3.39


$                      3.31

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


$                    486.0


$                    297.7


$                 1,488.8


$                 1,172.6

AFFO per share


$                      0.94


$                      0.84


$                      3.59


$                      3.39



(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, 2021 were primarily impacted by the following transactions: (i) a $97.2 million loss on extinguishment of debt, which primarily includes $46.5 million related to the January 2021 early redemption of the 3.250% notes due October 2022 recorded in the three months ended March 31, 2021 and $46.4 million related to the December 2021 early redemption of the 4.650% notes due August 2023 recorded in the three months ended December 31, 2021, (ii) $167.4 million of merger and integration-related costs related to our merger with VEREIT and spin-off of office properties to Orion Office REIT Inc., of which $137.3 million related to the three months ended December 31, 2021, (iii) $39.0 million of provisions for impairment, of which $8.0 million related to the three months ended December 31, 2021, and (iv) $14.7 million in reserves, net of reserve reversals, recorded as a reduction of rental revenue, of which $827,000 related to the three months ended December 31, 2021. Our financial results during the year ended December 31, 2020 were primarily 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 January 2021, and (iv) a $3.5 million executive severance charge for our former CFO.



(3)

FFO, Normalized FFO, and AFFO are non-GAAP financial measures. Normalized FFO is based on FFO and adjusted to exclude merger and integration-related costs related to our merger with VEREIT and AFFO further adjusts Normalized FFO for unique revenue and expense items, such as losses on extinguishment of debt and executive severance costs. Please see the Glossary in the Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the three months ended December 31, 2021 for our definitions and explanations of how we utilize these metrics. See pages 11 and 12 herein for reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

Rent Collections Update

Percentages of Contractual Rent Collected as of December 31, 2021


Month Ended

October 31, 2021


Month Ended

November 30, 2021


Month Ended

December 31, 2021


Quarter Ended

December 31, 2021





Contractual rent collected(1) across total portfolio

99.7%


99.5%


99.4%


99.5%

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

99.9%


99.8%


99.8%


99.8%

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

99.9%


99.8%


99.8%


99.8%

Contractual rent collected from our theater clients

100.0%


100.0%


100.0%


100.0%

Contractual rent collected from our health and fitness
clients

96.7%


96.7%


96.7%


96.7%



(1)

Collection rates are calculated as the aggregate contractual rent collected for the applicable period from the beginning of that applicable period through December 31, 2021, divided by the contractual rent charged for the applicable period. Rent collection percentages are calculated based on contractual rent (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 rent 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, 2021 for all
periods.



(3)

Please see the Glossary in the Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the three months ended December 31, 2021 for our definition of 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.

Rental Revenue Reserves and Reserve Reversals (1)

The following table summarizes reserves and reserve reversals to rental revenue across the entire portfolio (dollars in millions):




Three Months Ended


Year Ended




December 31, 2021


December 31, 2021

Rental revenue reserves (reserve reversals)






Theater industry


$                                                (6.3)


$                                                  6.5


Other


1.5


3.7


Total rental revenue reserves


$                                                (4.8)


$                                               10.2







Straight-line rent reserves (reserve reversals)






Theater industry


$                                                  5.6


$                                                  5.8


Other



(1.3)


Total straight-line rent reserves


$                                                  5.6


$                                                  4.5







Total reserves (reserve reversals)






Theater industry


$                                                (0.7)


$                                               12.3


Other


1.5


2.4


Total reserves


$                                                  0.8


$                                               14.7



(1)

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. References to reserve reversals recorded as increases to rental revenue include amounts where the accounting for recognition of rental revenue and straight-line rental revenue has been moved from the cash to the accrual basis.

Theater Industry Update

As of December 31, 2021, our clients in the theater industry represented 3.4% of our annualized contractual rent. As of December 31, 2021, we were fully reserved for the outstanding receivable balances for 34 theater properties. At December 31, 2021, the receivables outstanding for our 81 theater properties totaled $71.0 million, inclusive of $12.7 million of straight-line rent receivables, and net of $38.1 million of reserves, inclusive of $7.6 million of straight-line rent reserves.

For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, we recorded $5.1 million and $22.1 million, respectively, in reserves on contractual base rent for theater properties. Contractual rent reserves exclude reserves on contractually obligated reimbursements by our clients, which was equivalent to $1.4 million and $1.6 million, respectively.

At December 31, 2021, the receivables outstanding across the portfolio totaled $426.8 million, net of $74.0 million of reserves, and includes $231.9 million of straight-line rent receivable, net of $11.8 million of reserves.

We did not record any provisions for impairment on theater properties for the year ended December 31, 2021. See "Item 1A—Risk Factors" in Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 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 2021, we announced the 97th consecutive quarterly dividend increase, which is the 114th increase in the amount of the dividend since our listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 1994. The annualized dividend amount as of December 31, 2021 was $2.958 per share. The amount of monthly dividends paid per share increased 1.4% to $2.833 in 2021, as compared to $2.794 in 2020. We distributed $1.17 billion in common dividends to stockholders in 2021, representing 78.5% of our AFFO of $1.49 billion.

Real Estate Portfolio Update

As of December 31, 2021, our portfolio consisted of 11,136 properties located in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, the U.K. and Spain, and leased to approximately 1,040 clients doing business in 60 separate industries. We own an actively managed, diversified portfolio of commercial properties under long-term, net lease agreements with a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 9.0 years. Our portfolio of commercial real estate has historically provided dependable rental revenue supporting the payment of monthly dividends. As of December 31, 2021, portfolio occupancy was 98.5% with 164 properties available for lease or sale, as compared to 98.8% as of September 30, 2021 and 97.9% as of December 31, 2020.

Changes in Occupancy

Three months ended December 31, 2021


Properties available for lease at September 30, 2021

86

Lease expirations (1)(2)

354

Re-leases to same client

(210)

Re-leases to new client

(13)

Vacant dispositions

(53)

Properties available for lease at December 31, 2021

164

 

Year ended December 31, 2021


Properties available for lease at December 31, 2020

140

Lease expirations (1)(2)

529

Re-leases to same client

(336)

Re-leases to new client

(36)

Vacant dispositions

(133)

Properties available for lease at December 31, 2021

164



(1)

Includes 103 net vacancies assumed from the combined effect of our merger with VEREIT and spin-off of office properties to Orion Office REIT Inc. in November 2021.



(2)

Includes scheduled and unscheduled expirations (including leases rejected in bankruptcy), as well as future expirations resolved in the periods indicated above.

During the three months ended December 31, 2021, the annual new rent on re-leases was $49.09 million, as compared to the previous annual rent of $48.22 million on the same units, representing a rent recapture rate of 101.8% on the units re-leased. We re-leased six units to new clients without a period of vacancy, and nine units to new clients after a period of vacancy.

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the annual new rent on re-leases was $89.23 million, as compared to the previous annual rent of $86.29 million on the same units, representing a rent recapture rate of 103.4% on the units re-leased. We re-leased 13 units to new clients without a period of vacancy, and 33 units to new clients after a period of vacancy.

Investments in Real Estate

The following table summarizes our acquisitions in the U.S. and Europe for the periods indicated below (excludes properties assumed on November 1, 2021 in conjunction with our merger with VEREIT):


Number of

Properties


Leasable

Square Feet


Investment

($ in thousands)


Weighted

Average

Lease Term

(Years)


Initial Weighted
Average

Cash Lease

Yield (1)

Three months ended December 31, 2021










Acquisitions - U.S. (in 35 states)

299


5,500,972


$              1,535,472


14.6


5.5%

Acquisitions - Europe (U.K. and Spain)

58


3,979,153


1,038,093


13.5


5.3%

Total acquisitions

357


9,480,125


2,573,565


14.2


5.4%

Properties under development (2)

44


2,422,607


61,320


15.3


6.2%

Total (3)

401


11,902,732


$              2,634,885


14.2


5.4%





















Year ended December 31, 2021










Acquisitions - U.S. (in 43 states)

714


14,727,335


$              3,608,573


14.1


5.5%

Acquisitions - Europe (U.K. and Spain)

129


9,196,345


2,558,909


11.6


5.5%

Total acquisitions

843


23,923,680


$              6,167,482


13.1


5.5%

Properties under development (2)

68


2,681,676


243,278


15.7


6.0%

Total (4)

911


26,605,356


$              6,410,760


13.2


5.5%



(1)

Initial weighted average cash lease yield is a supplemental operating measure. Please see the Glossary in the Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the three months ended December 31, 2021 for our definition of this metric. Contractual net operating income used in the calculation of initial weighted average cash lease yield includes approximately $5.3 million received as settlement credits for six properties as reimbursement of free rent periods for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and approximately $8.5 million received as settlement credits for 41 properties as reimbursement of free rent periods for the year ended December 31, 2021.



(2)

The three months and year ended December 31, 2021 includes £2.3 million and £7.0 million, respectfully, of investments in U.K. development properties,
converted at the applicable exchange rates on the funding dates.



(3)

Our clients occupying the new properties are 88.6% retail and 11.4% industrial, based on rental revenue. Approximately 35% of the rental revenue generated from acquisitions during the three months ended December 31, 2021 is from our investment grade rated clients, their subsidiaries or affiliated companies.



(4)

Our clients occupying the new properties are 83.6% retail and 16.4% industrial, based on rental revenue. Approximately 40% of the rental revenue generated from acquisitions during the year ended December 31, 2021 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 6,046 properties under lease (dollars in millions):


Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


Increase


2021


2020


2021


2020


Three Months


Twelve Months

Rental revenue

$                    369.4


$                    352.2


$                1,457.6


$                1,418.5


4.9%


2.8%

For purposes of comparability, same store rental revenue is presented on a constant currency basis using the exchange rate as of December 31, 2021 of 1.35 GBP/USD. None of the properties in Spain met our same store pool definition for the periods presented. In addition, the same store pool excludes properties assumed on November 1, 2021 as a result of our merger with VEREIT.

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 income was impacted by (reserve reversals) and reserves to rental revenue of $(5.6) million for the three months ended December 31, 2021 compared to $11.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, and $6.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2021 compared to $32.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2020. 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 increases for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021 relative to the comparable periods for 2020 would have been 11.5% and 7.7%, respectively.

Property Dispositions

The following summarizes our property dispositions (dollars in millions). These amounts exclude properties disposed from the spin-off of office properties to Orion Office REIT Inc. in November 2021.



Three Months Ended
December 31, 2021


Year Ended

December 31, 2021

Properties sold


58


154

Net sales proceeds


$                                    126.8


$                                    250.3

Gain on sales of real estate


$                                      20.4


$                                      55.8

Liquidity and Capital Markets

Capital Raising
During the three months ended December 31, 2021, we raised $1.72 billion from the sale of common stock at a weighted average price of $69.07 per share, primarily through our At-The-Market-Program.

In January 2022, we issued £250.0 million of 1.875% senior unsecured notes due January 2027 (the "January 2027 Notes") and £250.0 million of 2.500% senior unsecured notes due January 2042 (the "January 2042 Notes"). The public offering price for the January 2027 Notes was 99.487% of the principal amount, for an effective semi-annual yield to maturity of 1.974%, and the public offering price for the January 2042 Notes was 98.445% of the principal amount, for an effective semi-annual yield to maturity of 2.584%. Combined, the new issues of the January 2027 Notes and the January 2042 Notes have a weighted average term of approximately 12.5 years and a weighted average effective semi-annual yield to maturity of approximately 2.28%.

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, 2021, the balance of borrowings outstanding under our revolving credit facility was $650.0 million. In addition, we had a cash balance of $258.6 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, 2021, we had $901.4 million in commercial paper borrowings.

Early Redemption of 4.650% Notes Due 2023
In December 2021, we completed the early redemption on all $750.0 million in principal amount of our outstanding 4.650% notes due August 2023, plus accrued and unpaid interest. As a result of the early redemption, we recognized a loss on extinguishment of debt of $46.4 million, or $0.09 per diluted common share, to net income available to common stockholders, Nareit-defined FFO and Normalized FFO in the three months ended December 31, 2021. Loss on extinguishment of debt is excluded in our calculation of AFFO.

Completion of Exchange Offers
In connection with our merger with VEREIT, in November 2021, we completed our debt exchange offer to exchange outstanding notes issued by VEREIT's operating partnership, or VEREIT OP, totaling $4.65 billion in principal, for new notes issued by Realty Income, pursuant to which approximately 99.2% of the outstanding notes issued by VEREIT OP were exchanged for a like aggregate principal amount of the notes issued by Realty Income. The interest rate, interest payment dates, redemption terms and maturity of each series of Realty Income notes issued by Realty Income in the exchange offers were the same as those of the corresponding series of VEREIT notes exchanged.

Earnings Guidance

Summarized below are approximate estimates of the key components of our 2022 earnings guidance:


2022 Guidance

Net income per share

$1.08 to $1.25

Real estate depreciation and impairments per share

$2.83

Gains on sales of properties per share

$(0.03)

Normalized FFO per share (1)

$3.88 to $4.05

AFFO per share (1)

$3.84 to $3.97

Same store rent growth (2)

~ 1.5%

Occupancy

~ 98%

Cash G&A expenses (% of revenues) (3)(4)

3.5% - 4.0%

Property expenses (non-reimbursable) (% of revenues) (3)

1.5% - 2.0%

Income tax expenses

$45 to $50 million

Acquisition volume

Over $5.0 billion



(1) Normalized FFO per share and AFFO per share exclude merger and integration-related costs associated with our merger with VEREIT.


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


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


(4) G&A inclusive of stock-based compensation expense as a percentage of rental revenue, excluding reimbursements, is expected to be approximately 4.0% - 4.5% in 2022.

Conference Call Information

In conjunction with the release of our operating results, we will host a conference call on February 23, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. PT to discuss the results. To access the conference call, dial (888) 440-5675 (United States) or (646) 960-0268 (International). When prompted, provide the conference ID 9982808.

A telephone replay of the conference call can also be accessed by calling (800) 770-2030 and entering the conference ID 9982808. The telephone replay will be available through March 9, 2022.

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 and Sustainability Report

Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the three months ended December 31, 2021, including reconciliations for non-GAAP measures within the Glossary, are available on our corporate website at www.realtyincome.com/investors/financial-information/quarterly-results.

The Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2020 is available on our corporate website at www.realtyincome.com/corporate-responsibility. During June 2021, we established our Green Financing Framework, which is also available on our corporate website at www.realtyincome.com/corporate-responsibility/Green-Financing-Framework.

About Realty Income

Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is an S&P 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats® index. We invest in people and places to deliver dependable monthly dividends that increase over time. The company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 11,100 real estate properties owned under long-term net lease agreements with our commercial clients. To date, the company has declared 620 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 53-year operating history and increased the dividend 114 times since Realty Income's public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O). 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 our 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, terms or completion of these acquisitions, uncertainties regarding whether the anticipated benefits of our merger with VEREIT, which closed on November 1, 2021, and the spin-off of the office properties to Orion Office REIT Inc. on November 12, 2021 will be achieved, 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, the ability of clients to adequately manage their properties and fulfill their respective lease obligations to Realty Income, the outcome of any legal proceedings to which Realty Income is a party and those additional risks and factors discussed in our reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, forward-looking statements should be regarded solely as reflections of Realty Income's current operating plans and estimates. Actual plans and operating results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in this press release. Realty Income does not undertake any 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.

Investor Contact:
Victoria Prescott, CFA
Senior Director, Capital Markets & Investor Relations
(858) 284-5349
vprescott@realtyincome.com

 


 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

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

 




Three Months


Three Months


Year


Year



Ended 12/31/21


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/21


Ended 12/31/20

REVENUE









Rental (including reimbursable) (1)


$                679,000


$                415,306


$             2,064,958


$             1,639,533

Other (2)


6,019


2,322


15,505


7,554

Total revenue


685,019


417,628


2,080,463


1,647,087










EXPENSES









Depreciation and amortization


333,229


175,041


897,835


677,038

Interest


100,739


78,764


323,644


309,336

Property (including reimbursable)


43,710


27,135


133,605


104,603

General and administrative


30,522


16,674


96,980


73,215

Provisions for impairment


7,990


23,790


38,967


147,232

Merger and integration-related costs


137,332



167,413


Total expenses


653,522


321,404


1,658,444


1,311,424

Gain on sales of real estate


20,402


22,667


55,798


76,232

Foreign currency and derivative gains, net


1,880


3,311


710


4,585

Loss on extinguishment of debt


(46,722)



(97,178)


(9,819)

Equity in income of unconsolidated entities


1,106



1,106


Other income, net (2)


6,432


448


9,949


4,538

Income before income taxes


14,595


122,650


392,404


411,199

Income taxes


(10,128)


(4,500)


(31,657)


(14,693)

Net income


4,467


118,150


360,747


396,506

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(426)


(219)


(1,291)


(1,020)

Net income available to common stockholders


$                    4,041


$                117,931


$                359,456


$                395,486










Funds from operations available to common
stockholders (FFO)


$                326,163


$                293,700


$             1,240,580


$             1,142,119

Normalized funds from operations available to
common stockholders (Normalized FFO)


$                463,495


$                293,700


$             1,407,993


$             1,142,119

Adjusted funds from operations available to
common stockholders (AFFO)


$                486,047


$                297,654


$             1,488,753


$             1,172,626










Per share information for common stockholders:









Net income:









Basic


$                       0.01


$                       0.33


$                       0.87


$                       1.15

Diluted


$                       0.01


$                       0.33


$                       0.87


$                       1.14










FFO, basic and diluted


$                       0.63


$                       0.83


$                       2.99


$                       3.31










Normalized FFO:









Basic


$                       0.89


$                       0.83


$                       3.40


$                       3.31

Diluted


$                       0.89


$                       0.83


$                       3.39


$                       3.31










AFFO:









Basic


$                       0.94


$                       0.84


$                       3.59


$                       3.40

Diluted


$                       0.94


$                       0.84


$                       3.59


$                       3.39










Cash dividends paid per common share


$                     0.718


$                     0.702


$                     2.833


$                     2.794



(1)

We recorded reserves to rental revenue of $827,000 (of which $5.6 million was related to straight-line rent receivables), net of reserve reversals of $(4.8) million, for the three months ended December 31, 2021, $18.1 million (of which $3.3 million was related to straight-line receivables) for the three months ended December 31, 2020, $14.7 million (of which $4.5 million was related to straight-line rent receivables) for the year ended December 31, 2021 and $52.5 million (of which $8.4 million was related to straight-line receivables) for the year ended December 31, 2020. 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. References to reserve reversals recorded as increases to rental revenue include amounts where the accounting for recognition of rental revenue and straight-line rental revenue has been moved from the cash to the accrual basis.



(2)

Certain miscellaneous non-recurring revenue has been reclassified from total revenue to "Other income, net" for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and year
ended December 31, 2020.

FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (FFO) AND NORMALIZED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (Normalized FFO)
(in thousands, except per share and share count data)

FFO and Normalized FFO are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the Glossary in the Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the three months ended December 31, 2021 for our definitions and explanations of how we utilize these metrics.



Three Months


Three Months


Year


Year



Ended 12/31/21


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/21


Ended 12/31/20










Net income available to common stockholders


$                     4,041


$                117,931


$                359,456


$                395,486

Depreciation and amortization


333,229


175,041


897,835


677,038

Depreciation of furniture, fixtures and equipment


(352)


(153)


(1,026)


(588)

Provisions for impairment


7,990


23,790


38,967


147,232

Gain on sales of real estate


(20,402)


(22,667)


(55,798)


(76,232)

Proportionate share of adjustments for
unconsolidated entities


1,931



1,931


FFO adjustments allocable to noncontrolling
interests


(274)


(242)


(785)


(817)

FFO available to common stockholders


$                326,163


$                293,700


$             1,240,580


$             1,142,119

FFO allocable to dilutive noncontrolling interests



355



1,418

Diluted FFO


$                326,163


$                294,055


$             1,240,580


$             1,143,537










FFO available to common stockholders


$                326,163


$                293,700


$             1,240,580


$             1,142,119

Merger and integration-related costs


137,332



167,413


Normalized FFO available to common
stockholders


$                463,495


$                293,700


$             1,407,993


$             1,142,119

Normalized FFO allocable to dilutive
noncontrolling interests



355


1,642


1,418

Diluted Normalized FFO


$                463,495


$                294,055


$             1,409,635


$             1,143,537










FFO per common share, basic and diluted


$                       0.63


$                       0.83


$                       2.99


$                       3.31










Normalized FFO per common share:









Basic


$                       0.89


$                       0.83


$                       3.40


$                       3.31

Diluted


$                       0.89


$                       0.83


$                       3.39


$                       3.31










Distributions paid to common stockholders


$                371,179


$                247,632


$             1,169,026


$                964,167










FFO available to common stockholders in
(deficit) excess of distributions paid to common
stockholders


$                 (45,016)


$                  46,068


$                  71,554


$                177,952










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


$                  92,316


$                  46,068


$                238,967


$                177,952










Weighted average number of common shares
used for FFO:









Basic


519,116,544


354,437,466


414,535,283


345,280,126

Diluted


519,438,347


355,050,977


414,769,846


345,878,377










Weighted average number of common shares
used for Normalized FFO:









Basic


519,116,544


354,437,466


414,535,283


345,280,126

Diluted


519,438,347


355,050,977


415,270,063


345,878,377

 

ADJUSTED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (AFFO)
(in thousands, except per share and share count data)

AFFO is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see the Glossary in the Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the three months ended December 31, 2021 for our definition and an explanation of how we utilize this metric.




Three Months


Three Months


Year


Year



Ended 12/31/21


Ended 12/31/20


Ended 12/31/21


Ended 12/31/20

Net income available to common stockholders (1)


$                 4,041


$            117,931


$            359,456


$            395,486

Cumulative adjustments to calculate Normalized FFO (2)


459,454


175,769


1,048,537


746,633

Normalized FFO available to common stockholders


463,495


293,700


1,407,993


1,142,119

 Executive severance charge (3)





3,463

 Loss on extinguishment of debt


46,722



97,178


9,819

Amortization of share-based compensation


3,750


3,083


16,234


14,727

Amortization of net debt premiums and deferred
financing costs (4)


(10,466)


938


(6,182)


3,710

Loss on interest rate swaps


726


1,238


2,905


4,353

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


513


613


2,228


2,573

Leasing costs and commissions


(4,175)


(846)


(6,201)


(1,859)

Recurring capital expenditures


(787)


(72)


(1,202)


(198)

Straight-line rent and expenses


(25,082)


(6,033)


(61,350)


(26,502)

Amortization of above and below-market leases, net


14,424


8,015


37,970


22,940

Proportionate share of adjustments for unconsolidated
entities


(1,948)



(1,948)


Other adjustments (6)


(1,125)


(2,982)


1,128


(2,519)

AFFO available to common stockholders


$            486,047


$            297,654


$         1,488,753


$         1,172,626

AFFO allocable to dilutive noncontrolling interests



359


1,619


1,438

Diluted AFFO


$            486,047


$            298,013


$         1,490,372


$         1,174,064










AFFO per common share:









Basic


$                   0.94


$                   0.84


$                   3.59


$                   3.40

Diluted


$                   0.94


$                   0.84


$                   3.59


$                   3.39










Distributions paid to common stockholders


$            371,179


$            247,632


$         1,169,026


$            964,167










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


$            114,868


$               50,022


$            319,727


$            208,459










Weighted average number of common shares used for AFFO:









Basic


519,116,544


354,437,466


414,535,283


345,280,126

Diluted


519,438,347


355,050,977


415,270,063


345,878,377



(1) 

As of December 31, 2021, there was $58.7 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 Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and $41.3 million of uncollected rent
for which we have not granted a lease concession.



(2) 

See Normalized FFO calculations on page 11 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 premiums and discounts on notes payable and assumption of our mortgages payable, which are being amortized over the life of the applicable debt, and costs incurred and capitalized upon issuance and exchange of our notes payable, assumption of our mortgages payable and issuance of our term loans, which are also being amortized over the lives of the applicable debt. 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, mark-to-market adjustments on investments and derivatives that do not qualify for hedge accounting, and foreign currency gains and losses as a result of intercompany debt and remeasurement transactions.

 

 

HISTORICAL FFO AND AFFO

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

 












For the three months ended December 31,


2021


2020


2019


2018


2017












Net income available to common stockholders


$            4,041


$       117,931


$       129,297


$         85,072


$         60,852

Depreciation and amortization, net of furniture
, fixtures and equipment


332,877


174,888


156,467


137,553


126,915

Provisions for impairment


7,990


23,790


8,950


1,235


6,679

Gain on sales of real estate


(20,402)


(22,667)


(14,168)


(5,825)


(23,208)

Proportionate share of adjustments for
unconsolidated entities


1,931





FFO adjustments allocable to noncontrolling
interests


(274)


(242)


(150)


(292)


(250)












FFO available to common stockholders


$       326,163


$       293,700


$       280,396


$       217,743


$       170,988

Merger and integration-related costs


137,332
















Normalized FFO available to common stockholders


$       463,495


$       293,700


$       280,396


$       217,743


$       170,988












FFO per diluted share


$              0.63


$              0.83


$              0.85


$              0.73


$              0.61












Normalized FFO per diluted share


$              0.89


$              0.83


$              0.85


$              0.73


$              0.61












AFFO available to common stockholders


$       486,047


$       297,654


$       281,986


$       236,813


$       215,312












AFFO per diluted share


$              0.94


$              0.84


$              0.86


$              0.79


$              0.76







.





Cash dividends paid per share


$            0.718


$            0.702


$            0.681


$            0.662


$            0.636












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding - FFO
and Normalized FFO


519,438,347


355,050,977


329,364,027


298,609,734


282,023,488












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding -
AFFO


519,438,347


355,050,977


329,364,027


298,609,734


282,428,692

 

For the year ended December 31,


2021


2020


2019


2018


2017












Net income available to common stockholders


$       359,456


$       395,486


$       436,482


$       363,614


$       301,514

Depreciation and amortization, net of furniture,
fixtures and equipment


896,809


676,450


593,396


539,130


498,231

Provisions for impairment


38,967


147,232


40,186


26,269


14,751

Gain on sales of real estate


(55,798)


(76,232)


(29,996)


(24,643)


(40,898)

Proportionate share of adjustments for
unconsolidated entities


1,931





FFO adjustments allocable to noncontrolling
interests


(785)


(817)


(477)


(1,113)


(933)












FFO available to common stockholders


$    1,240,580


$    1,142,119


$    1,039,591


$       903,257


$       772,665

Merger and integration-related costs


167,413
















Normalized FFO available to common stockholders


$    1,407,993


$    1,142,119


$    1,039,591


$       903,257


$       772,665












FFO per diluted share


$              2.99


$              3.31


$              3.29


$              3.12


$              2.82












Normalized FFO per diluted share


$              3.39


$              3.31


$              3.29


$              3.12


$              2.82












AFFO available to common stockholders


$    1,488,753


$    1,172,626


$    1,050,015


$       924,558


$       838,638












AFFO per diluted share


$              3.59


$              3.39


$              3.32


$              3.19


$              3.06












Cash dividends paid per share


$            2.833


$            2.794


$            2.711


$            2.631


$            2.527












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding - FFO


414,769,846


345,878,377


316,601,350


289,923,984


273,936,752












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding -
Normalized FFO


415,270,063


345,878,377


316,601,350


289,923,984


273,936,752












Weighted average diluted shares outstanding -
AFFO


415,270,063


345,878,377


316,601,350


289,923,984


274,024,934

 

 

REALTY INCOME CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

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

 



December 31, 2021


December 31, 2020

ASSETS





Real estate held for investment, at cost:





Land


$                 10,753,750


$                   6,318,926

Buildings and improvements


25,155,178


14,696,712

Total real estate held for investment, at cost


35,908,928


21,015,638

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization


(3,949,798)


(3,549,486)

Real estate held for investment, net


31,959,130


17,466,152

Real estate and lease intangibles held for sale, net


30,470


19,004

Cash and cash equivalents


258,579


824,476

Accounts receivable, net


426,768


285,701

Lease intangible assets, net


5,275,304


1,710,655

Goodwill


3,676,705


14,180

Investment in unconsolidated entities


140,967


Other assets, net


1,369,579


420,117

Total assets


$                 43,137,502


$                 20,740,285






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Distributions payable


$                       146,919


$                         85,691

Accounts payable and accrued expenses


351,128


241,336

Lease intangible liabilities, net


1,308,221


321,198

Other liabilities


759,197


256,863

Line of credit payable and commercial paper


1,551,376


Term loan, net


249,557


249,358

Mortgages payable, net


1,141,995


300,360

Notes payable, net


12,499,709


8,267,749

Total liabilities


18,008,102


9,722,555






Commitments and contingencies










Stockholders' equity:





   Common stock and paid in capital, par value $0.01 per share,
740,200,000 shares authorized, 591,261,991 and 361,303,445
shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and
December 31, 2020, respectively


29,578,212


14,700,050

Distributions in excess of net income


(4,530,571)


(3,659,933)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)


4,933


(54,634)

Total stockholders' equity


25,052,574


10,985,483

Noncontrolling interests


76,826


32,247

Total equity


25,129,400


11,017,730

Total liabilities and equity


$                 43,137,502


$                 20,740,285

 

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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%

2021

4.1%


23.0%


2.6%


41.3%


1.8%


20.9%


1.3%


28.7%


0.7%


21.4%





















Compound Average

Annual Total Return (5)


15.5%




11.2%




11.1%




11.0%




11.7%

 

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, 2021, 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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