Hudson Pacific Properties Reports Strong Third Quarter Financial Results

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Surpassed 2.3 Million Square Feet Of Leases Executed Year-To-Date

Los Angeles, CA,

November 3, 2016

—Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (the “Company,” or “Hudson Pacific”) (NYSE: HPP) today announced financial results for the

quarter ended

September 30, 2016

Third Quarter

Highlights

Net income attributable to common stockholders of

$1.8 million

per diluted share, compared to net loss of

$3.9 million

$(0.04)

per diluted share, a year ago;

FFO, excluding specified items, of

$67.4 million

$63.0 mill ion

per diluted share, a year ago;

Executed new and renewal leases totaling

563,348

square feet, consisting of

199,580

square feet of new leases and

363,768

square feet of renewal leases;

Achieved GAAP and cash rent growth on new and renewal leases of

, respectively;

Reached an in-service office portfolio leased rate of

as of

, up from 89.5% a year ago;

Acquired 11601 Wilshire Boulevard in Brentwood, California for $311.0 million before credits, prorations and closing costs; and

Declared and paid a quarterly dividend of

per share on common stock.

“We are very pleased with

quarter results,” said Victor Coleman, Hudson Pacific Properties’ Chairman and CEO. “During the quarter, we executed more than 560,000 square feet of leases, with cash rent spreads of 20%. Year-to-date that brings us to 2.4 million square feet, with cash rent spreads of 44%. We continued our intensive focus on existing lease-up and value creation projects, while uncovering compelling off-market and selectively marketed transactions. Fundamentals remain strong across our core markets, and deals with a value-add component, such as 11601 Wilshire in Los Angeles and Hill7 in Seattle, allow us to unlock even more upside.”

Coleman continued, “In the fourth quarter, our execution of a long-term agreement with Netflix for stages and production offices at Sunset Bronson Studios, and Warner Music Group’s announcement of a move to the Arts District further highlighted our exceptional track record of anticipating market opportunities, in turn creating value for shareholders. As those markets continue to evolve, our in-service assets, as well as development and redevelopment projects, CUE, 4th & Traction and 405 Mateo, stand to directly benefit.”

Financial Results

The Company reported net income attributable to common stockholders of

per diluted share, for the three months ended

, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of

September 30, 2015

Funds From Operations (FFO), excluding specified items, for the three months ended

totaled

per diluted share, compared to FFO, excluding specified items, of

per diluted share, a year ago. Specified items for the

quarter of

consisted of acquisition-related expense of

$0.3 million

per diluted share. Specified items for the

consisted of an acquisition-related expense reimbursement of

$0.1 million

FFO, including specified items, for the three months ended

$67.1 million

$63.1 million

Combined Operating Results For The Three Months Ended

Total revenue during the

quarter increased

$164.6 million

$151.6 million

for the same quarter a year ago. Total operating expenses decreased

$140.8 million

$147.4 million

ago. As a result, income from operations increased

470.0%

$23.7 million

$4.2 million

for the same quarter a year ago. The primary reasons for the changes in total revenue and operating expenses are discussed below in connection with the Company’s segment operating results.

Interest expense during the

$19.9 million

$14.5 million

for the same quarter a year ago. The Company had

$2.4 billion

and $2.1 billion of notes payable, excluding net deferred financing costs and net loan premium, at

, respectively.

$0.9 million

of unrealized gain on the ineffective portion of derivatives, with nothing comparable for the same quarter a year ago. The Company also had

of acquisition-related expense associated with the acquisition of 11601 Wilshire Boulevard completed during the third quarter of

of acquisition-related expense reimbursement associated with the acquisition of the EOP Northern California Portfolio in the

quarter of 2015. Finally, the Company had

$8.4 million

of gain on sale associated with the disposition of Bay Park Plaza during the third quarter of last year, with no comparable activity in the

quarter of 2016.

Segment Operating Results For The Three Months Ended

Office Properties

Total revenue at the Company’s office properties increased

$152.1 million

$141.3 million

for the same quarter a year ago. The increase was primarily the result of a

$9.2 million

increase in rental revenue to

$123.9 million

and a

$2.6 million

increase in tenant recoveries to

$22.7 million

, partially offset by a decrease in parking and other revenue of

$1.1 million

$5.5 million

. The increase in rental revenue largely resulted from the acquisition of 11601 Wilshire Boulevard and higher rents and occupancy throughout the Company’s in-service portfolio, partially offset by the sales of Bay Park Plaza (sold in September 2015), Bayhill Office Center (sold in January 2016) and One Bay Plaza (sold in June 2016). The increase in tenant recoveries largely resulted from a corresponding increase in operating expenses discussed below, partially offset by a loss of tenant recoveries stemming from the aforementioned asset sales. The decrease in parking and other revenue was also primarily due to these asset sales.

Office property operating expenses increased

$54.0 million

$51.5 million

for the same quarter a year ago. The expense increase primarily resulted from the acquisition of 11601 Wilshire Boulevard and higher occupancy throughout the Company’s in-service portfolio, all partially offset by the sales of Bay Park Plaza, Bayhill Office Center and One Bay Plaza.

Net operating income with respect to the Company’s

same-store office properties for the

on a GAAP basis and

on a cash basis.

, the Company’s stabilized and in-service office portfolio was

leased, respectively. During the quarter, the Company executed

square feet.

Media and Entertainment Properties

Total revenue at the Company’s media and entertainment properties increased

$12.5 million

$10.2 million

for the same quarter a year ago, largely due to a

$7.1 million

increase in other property-related revenue to

$5.0 million

. The increase in rental revenue largely stemmed from higher occupancy at Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson, including the occupancy of certain stage and office space at Sunset Bronson taken off-line for improvements during the first quarter of 2015 and brought back on-line and fully occupied over the three months ended

. The increase in other property-related revenue was primarily due to higher occupancy at Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson along with the completion of parking structures at Sunset Bronson and Sunset Gower in the fourth quarter of 2015. Total media and entertainment operating expenses increased

$6.5 million

$6.3 million

for the same quarter a year ago, also largely due to higher occupancy at Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson.

Media and entertainment net operating income in the

quarter increased by

As of

, the trailing 12-month occupancy for the Company’s media and entertainment portfolio increased to

for the period ended

Balance Sheet

, the Company had total assets of

$6.4 billion

, including unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of

$89.4 million

, the Company had $400.0 million of total capacity under its unsecured revolving credit facility, of which

$120.0 million

had been drawn.

Major Leasing

Executed Significant Bay Area Leases

Software company Nutanix, which recently completed a successful initial public offering, renewed its lease for 165,428 square feet through March 2021 at 1740 Technology and Metro Plaza in North San Jose, California. Nutanix also executed a must-take agreement for an additional 38,697-square-feet, conterminous with its renewal, at 1740 Technology. The deal increased Nutanix’s total leased square footage (including must-take space) within the Company’s portfolio to 204,125 square feet.

Github, a web-based Git repository hosting service, signed a new 35,330-square-foot lease through April 2022 at 625 Second Street in San Francisco, California. The property is adjacent to the Company’s 275 Brannan Street asset, which is fully leased by Github and serves as their U.S. headquarters.

Acquisitions

Purchased West Los Angeles Lease-Up Asset

On July 1, 2016, the Company acquired 11601 Wilshire Boulevard, a 500,475-square-foot Class-A office tower in Brentwood, California, from real estate funds managed by Blackstone for $311.0 million before credits, prorations and closing costs. The Company intends to lease up and renovate the property, as well as improve operating efficiencies. The property is currently 84.8% leased and has served as the Company’s headquarters for the last six years.

Financings

Completed $200.0 Million Private Placement

On July 6, 2016, the Company completed a private placement of debt yielding $200.0 million of gross proceeds. The Company immediately applied net proceeds from

$150.0 million

senior guaranteed notes due July 6, 2026 to repay amounts drawn from its unsecured revolving credit facility in connection with the 11601 Wilshire Boulevard acquisition. The Company accessed the additional

$50.0 million

senior guaranteed notes due September 15, 2023, on

September 15, 2016

to repay amounts outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility.

Equity Offering

Completed Common Stock Public Offering

On July 21, 2016, the Company completed a public offering of 20,000,000 shares of its common stock, consisting of 19,195,373 shares offered by the Company and 804,627 shares offered by funds affiliated with Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. (collectively, the “Farallon Funds”). The Company used the $582.0 million of net proceeds to acquire 19,000,000 common units of limited partnership interest in its operating partnership, Hudson Pacific Properties,

L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), from certain entities affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P., and 195,373 common units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership from the Farallon Funds. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock in this offering by the Farallon Funds.

Dividend

Paid Common Dividend

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend on its common stock of

per share for the

. The dividends were paid on September 30, 2016 to stockholders of record on September 20, 2016.

Activities Subsequent to September 30, 2016

Completed Additional Major Leasing

Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, executed a 10-year lease for 75,275 square feet at 919 Hillsdale Drive, part of the Company’s Metro Center complex in Foster City, California. Tenant’s possession of the space commences February 2017 for purposes of tenant improvements, with rents commencing in May 2018.

Netflix executed an agreement to lease multiple stages and production offices totaling 99,250 square feet through December 2026 at Sunset Bronson Studios. The deal enables Netflix to keep its stage and production teams close to its new Southern California headquarters at Hudson Pacific’s nearly complete ICON office tower development. Netflix is expected to occupy ICON in early 2017.

Acquired New Construction Seattle Office Asset

On October 7, 2016, the Company purchased, through a joint venture with Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”), a

285,680

-square-foot, Class-A office tower, known as “Hill7,” for $180.0 million before certain prorations and closing costs. Pursuant to the joint venture, CPPIB owns a 45% interest in the property and Hudson Pacific owns a 55% interest. The Company will act as managing member responsible for property management, leasing and construction. Located at 1099 Stewart Street in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, directly adjacent to South Lake Union and the Company’s Met Park North asset, this newly constructed, 11-story office building is currently 80.4% leased, with HBO and Redfin as anchor tenants. In conjunction with the acquisition, the joint venture closed a secured, non-recourse loan in the amount of $

101.0 million

bearing an interest rate of 3.38% per annum, interest only. This loan has a 10-year maturity with an option to extend an additional two years at a higher interest rate.

Outlook

Guidance Increased

The Company is increasing its full-year 2016 FFO guidance from its previously announced range of $1.71 to $1.77 per diluted share, excluding specified items, to a revised range of $1.74 to $1.78 per diluted share, excluding specified items. The guidance reflects the Company’s FFO for the

per diluted share, excluding specified items, as well as the transactional activity referenced in this press release and in earlier announcements, including the sale of 12655 Jefferson Boulevard in the fourth quarter. This guidance assumes full-year 2016 weighted average fully diluted common stock/units of 147,740,000. The full-year 2016 FFO estimate reflects management’s view of current and future market conditions, including assumptions with respect to rental rates, occupancy levels and the earnings impact of events referenced in this press release, but otherwise excludes any impact from future unannounced or speculative acquisitions, dispositions, debt financings or repayments, recapitalizations, capital market activity or similar matters.

The Company does not provide a reconciliation for non-GAAP estimates on a forward-looking basis, including the

information under “2016 Outlook” above, where it is unable to provide a meaningful or accurate calculation or estimation of reconciling items and the information is not available without unreasonable effort. This is due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting the timing and/or amount of various items that would impact net income attributable to common stockholders per diluted share, the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measure, including, for example, acquisition costs and other non-core items that have not yet occurred, are out of the Company’s control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information. Forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures provided without the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures may vary materially from the corresponding GAAP financial measures.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental financial information regarding the Company’s

results may be found in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s Website at 

investors.hudsonpacificproperties.com

. This supplemental information provides additional detail on items such as property occupancy, financial performance by property, and debt maturity schedules.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss

financial results at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET on

. To participate in the call by telephone, please dial (877) 407-0784 five to 10 minutes prior to the start time to allow time for registration. International callers should dial (201) 689-8560. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s Website at 

, where a replay of the call will be available for 90 days. A replay will also be available beginning November 3 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, through November 10 at 8:59 p.m. PT / 11:59 p.m. ET, by dialing (844) 512-2921 and entering the passcode 13646968. International callers should dial (412) 317-6671 and enter the same passcode.

Use of Non-GAAP Information

The Company calculates funds from operations before non-controlling interest (FFO) in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). FFO represents net income (loss), computed in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable operating property, plus real estate depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of above/below market lease intangible assets and liabilities and amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts/premium) and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company uses FFO as a supplemental performance measure because, in excluding real estate depreciation and amortization and gains and losses from property dispositions, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, captures trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, and operating costs. The Company also believes that, as a widely recognized measure of the performance of REITs, FFO will be used by investors as a basis to compare its operating performance with that of other REITs. However, because FFO excludes depreciation and amortization and captures neither the changes in the value of the Company’s properties that results from use or market conditions nor the level of capital expenditures and leasing commissions necessary to maintain the operating performance of its properties, all of which have real economic effect and could materially impact the Company’s results from operations, the utility of FFO as a measure of the Company’s performance is limited. Other equity REITs may not calculate FFO in accordance with the NAREIT definition and, accordingly, the Company’s FFO may not be comparable to such other REITs’ FFO. Accordingly, FFO should be considered only as a supplement to net income as a measure of the Company’s performance. FFO should not be used as a measure of the Company’s liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund the Company’s cash needs, including the Company’s ability to pay dividends. FFO should not be used as a supplement to or substitute for cash flow from operating activities computed in accordance with GAAP.

About Hudson Pacific Properties

Hudson Pacific Properties is a vertically integrated real estate company focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high-quality office and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select West Coast markets. Hudson Pacific

invests across the risk-return spectrum, favoring opportunities where it can employ leasing, capital investment and management expertise to create additional value. Founded in 2006 as Hudson Capital, the Company went public in 2010, electing to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Through the years, Hudson Pacific has strategically assembled a portfolio totaling over 17 million square feet, including land for development, in high-growth, high-barrier-to-entry submarkets throughout Northern and Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. The Company is a leading provider of design-forward, next-generation workspaces for a variety of tenants, with a focus on Fortune 500 and industry-leading growth companies, many in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. As a long-term owner, Hudson Pacific prioritizes tenant satisfaction and retention, providing highly customized build-outs and working proactively to accommodate tenants’ growth. Hudson Pacific trades as a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” or “potential” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events, or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. All forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Company’s future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended

December 31, 2015

filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 26, 2016, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC.

Investor/Media Contacts:

Laura Campbell

Vice President, Head of Investor Relations

(310) 445-5700

lcampbell@hudsonppi.com

Greg Berardi

Blue Marlin Partners

(415) 239-7826

greg@bluemarlinpartners.com

(FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW)

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

REAL ESTATE ASSETS

1,252,484

Building and improvements

4,256,406

3,887,683

Tenant improvements

335,205

290,122

Furniture and fixtures

Property under development

266,594

218,438

Total real estate held for investment

6,114,966

5,658,313

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

(380,662

(267,855

Investment in real estate, net

5,734,304

5,390,458

Cash and cash equivalents

89,354

53,551

Restricted cash

22,103

18,010

Accounts receivable, net

21,048

Notes receivable, net

28,684

Straight-line rent receivables, net

78,282

59,408

Deferred leasing costs and lease intangible assets, net

289,682

314,483

Derivative assets

Goodwill

Prepaid expenses and other assets, net

40,227

27,278

Investment in unconsolidated entity

28,705

Assets associated with real estate held for sale

62,323

330,300

TOTAL ASSETS

6,363,355

6,254,035

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Notes payable, net

2,407,943

2,260,716

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

132,140

82,405

Lease intangible liabilities, net

77,081

94,446

Security deposits

25,537

20,342

Prepaid rent

27,150

38,111

Derivative liabilities

22,413

Liabilities associated with real estate held for sale

14,542

16,791

TOTAL LIABILITIES

2,706,806

2,514,821

6.25% series A cumulative redeemable preferred units of the operating partnership

10,177

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. stockholders’ equity:

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 490,000,000 authorized, 118,746,571 shares and 89,153,780 shares outstanding at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

Additional paid-in capital

2,589,424

1,710,979

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(13,639

(1,081

Accumulated deficit

(39,427

(44,955

Total Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. stockholders’ equity

2,537,545

1,665,834

Non-controlling interest—members in consolidated entities

268,604

262,625

Non-controlling interest—units in the operating partnership

840,223

1,800,578

TOTAL EQUITY

3,646,372

3,729,037

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Combined Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended 

 September 30,

Nine Months Ended 

REVENUES

Rental

123,919

114,693

358,193

276,321

Tenant recoveries

22,657

20,036

64,493

43,890

Parking and other

16,103

17,612

Total office revenues

152,097

141,330

438,789

337,823

Media & Entertainment

19,987

16,902

Other property-related revenue

12,784

10,525

Total Media & Entertainment revenues

12,486

10,226

33,652

28,376

TOTAL REVENUES

164,583

151,556

472,441

366,199

OPERATING EXPENSES

Office operating expenses

53,975

51,538

150,769

115,364

Media & Entertainment operating expenses

17,354

General and administrative

12,955

38,474

28,951

Depreciation and amortization

67,414

80,195

201,890

170,945

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

140,843

147,391

409,879

332,614

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

23,740

62,562

33,585

OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME)

19,910

14,461

54,775

34,067

Interest income

Unrealized (gain) loss on ineffective portion of derivative instruments

Acquisition-related expenses (expense reimbursements)

43,442

Other (income) expense

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES

18,523

14,364

55,849

77,393

 INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE GAINS ON SALE OF REAL ESTATE

(10,199

(43,808

Gains on sale of real estate

30,471

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(1,828

15,228

(13,337

Net income attributable to preferred stock and units

(3,195

(9,585

Net income attributable to participating securities

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest in consolidated real estate entities

(2,525

(1,273

(6,866

(4,668

Net (income) loss attributable to common units in the operating partnership

(2,357

17,872

Net income (loss) attributable to Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. common stockholders

(3,905

(9,947

Basic and diluted per share amounts:

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders’ per share—basic

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders’ per share—diluted

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—basic

115,083,622

88,984,236

99,862,583

84,894,863

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—diluted

116,262,622

100,979,583

Dividends declared per share of common stock

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)

Reconciliation of net income to Funds From Operations (

Adjustments:

Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets

66,965

79,940

200,525

170,306

(8,371

(8,515

(30,471

FFO attributable to non-controlling interests

(4,902

(3,494

(13,574

(10,520

FFO to common stockholders and unitholders

67,121

63,052

193,187

106,393

Specified items impacting FFO:

FFO (excluding specified items) to common stockholders and unitholders

67,436

62,969

193,563

149,835

Weighted average common stock/units outstanding—diluted

146,793

145,902

146,668

124,052

FFO per common stock/unit—diluted

FFO (excluding specified items) per common stock/unit—diluted

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

To receive a free e-mail notification whenever Hudson Pacific Properties makes a similar move, sign up!

Other recent filings from the company include the following:

Hudson Pacific Properties director just picked up 10,000 shares - March 15, 2017
Executive VP of Hudson Pacific Properties just disposed of 5,000 shares - March 15, 2017
Executive VP of Hudson Pacific Properties just disposed of 15,000 shares - March 13, 2017
Hudson Pacific Properties director just picked up 3,000 shares - March 13, 2017
The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on - March 3, 2017

Auto Refresh

Feedback