LXP Industrial Trust Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results – GlobeNewswire

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New York, New York, UNITED STATES
NEW YORK, Nov. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LXP Industrial Trust (“LXP”) (NYSE:LXP), a real estate investment trust focused on single-tenant warehouse/distribution real estate investments, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Third Quarter 2022 Highlights
Subsequent Events
T. Wilson Eglin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LXP, commented, “We are pleased with our third quarter results, as we continued to realize gains through asset sales, raised rents and strategically invest capital to enhance our portfolio value. Given the strength of our portfolio and operations, the Board of Trustees increased our quarterly dividend by 4.2% for the fourth quarter. Our portfolio is performing well with 6.2% industrial Same Store NOI growth this quarter and we continue to see solid tenant demand, reflecting the strength of our high quality assets located in desirable growth markets and the resilience of our business.”
FINANCIAL RESULTS
Revenues
For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, total gross revenues were $80.1 million, compared with total gross revenues of $83.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. The decrease is primarily attributable to property sales, including the recapitalization of our special purpose industrial portfolio in 2021 now owned in a non-consolidated joint venture, which was partially offset by acquisitions.
Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders
For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, net income attributable to common shareholders was $21.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 of $5.0 million, or $0.02 per diluted share.
Adjusted Company FFO
For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, LXP generated Adjusted Company FFO of $48.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted Company FFO for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 of $53.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted share.
Dividends/Distributions
LXP announced that it declared a regular quarterly common share/unit dividend/distribution for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 of $0.125 per common share/unit payable January 17, 2023 to common shareholders/unitholders of record as of December 30, 2022. This represents an increase of 4.2% from the previous quarterly per share common share/unit dividend/distribution and equates to an annualized increase of $0.02 per common share/unit and an annualized dividend/distribution of $0.50 per common share/unit, subject to and assuming future declarations.
LXP also announced that it declared a cash dividend of $0.8125 per share of Series C Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series C Preferred”) for the quarter ending December 31, 2022, which is expected to be paid on February 15, 2023 to shareholders of record as of January 31, 2023.
As previously announced, during the third quarter of 2022, LXP declared a regular quarterly common share/unit dividend/distribution for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 of $0.12 per common share/unit, which was paid on October 17, 2022 to common shareholders/unitholders of record as of September 30, 2022. LXP also declared a cash dividend of $0.8125 per share of Series C Preferred for the quarter ending September 30, 2022, which is expected to be paid on November 15, 2022 to Series C Preferred shareholders of record as of October 31, 2022.
The above properties were sold at aggregated weighted-average GAAP and Cash capitalization rates of 5.4% and 5.1%, respectively. As of September 30, 2022 total consolidated 2022 property disposition volume was $147.3 million at aggregate weighted-average GAAP and Cash capitalization rates of 5.7%.

As of September 30, 2022, LXP’s stabilized industrial portfolio was 99.4% leased. A total of 3.5 million square feet of new and extended industrial leases were entered into from January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, with Base and Cash Base Rents increasing by 29.1% and 21.8%, respectively.
BALANCE SHEET/CAPITAL MARKETS
LXP amended its unsecured revolving credit facility and 2025 term loan with a new unsecured revolving credit facility and the continuation of the 2025 term loan, which (i) extended the maturity date of the revolving portion from February 2023 to July 2026, with two six-month extension options, subject to certain conditions, (ii) reduced the applicable margin for the revolving portion by five basis points and allows for further reductions upon the achievement of to-be-determined sustainability metrics, (iii) amended the debt covenants by reducing the capitalization rate for determining asset value, and (iv) transitioned the facility to SOFR.
Also in the third quarter, LXP’s Board of Trustees increased the amount of common shares available for repurchase under its repurchase authorization by 10.0 million common shares. During the third quarter of 2022, LXP repurchased and retired 5.6 million common shares for an average price of $10.16 per share. Subsequent to September 30, 2022, LXP repurchased and retired 0.4 million common shares for an average price of $9.10 per share.
As of September 30, 2022, LXP had an aggregate of $182.1 million under unsettled forward common share sales contracts, which are subject to adjustment in accordance with the forward sales contracts and mature in December 2022.  
As of September 30, 2022, LXP ended the quarter with net debt to Adjusted EBITDA at 7.1x (or 6.3x including forward common share sales contracts). LXP’s total consolidated debt was $1.6 billion at quarter end with 84% at fixed rates. The total consolidated debt had a weighted-average term to maturity of 6.5 years and a weighted-average interest rate of 3.1% as of September 30, 2022.
2022 EARNINGS GUIDANCE
LXP now estimates that its net income attributable to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2022 will be within an expected range of $0.36 to $0.39 per diluted common share. LXP is also tightening its Adjusted Company FFO for the year ended December 31, 2022, to be within an expected range of $0.65 and $0.68 per diluted common share. This guidance is forward looking, excludes the impact of certain items and is based on current expectations.
THIRD QUARTER 2022 CONFERENCE CALL
LXP will host a conference call today, November 3, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022. Interested parties may participate in this conference call by dialing 1-888-660-6082 or 1-929-201-6604. Conference ID is 1576583. A replay of the call will be available through February 1, 2023, at 1-800-770-2030 or 1-647-362-9199, pin code for all replay numbers is 1576583. A link to a live webcast of the conference call is available at www.lxp.com within the Investors section or at https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/538896963.
LXP Industrial Trust (NYSE: LXP) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on single-tenant industrial real estate investments across the United States. LXP seeks to expand its industrial portfolio through acquisitions, build-to-suit transactions, sale-leaseback transactions, development projects and other transactions. For more information, including LXP’s Quarterly Supplemental Information package, or to follow LXP on social media, visit http://www.lxp.com.
Contact:
Investor or Media Inquiries for LXP Industrial Trust:
Heather Gentry, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations
LXP Industrial Trust
Phone: (212) 692-7200 E-mail: hgentry@lxp.com
This release contains certain forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors not under LXP’s control which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of LXP to be materially different from the results, performance, or other expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the headings “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” in LXP’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks related to: (1) national, regional and local economic and political climates have potential adverse impact on LXP or its tenants from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); (2) the authorization by LXP’s Board of Trustees of future dividend declarations, (3) LXP’s ability to achieve its estimates of net income attributable to common shareholders and Adjusted Company FFO for the year ending December 31, 2022, (4) the successful consummation of any lease, acquisition, build-to-suit, disposition, financing or other transaction, (5) the failure to continue to qualify as a real estate investment trust, (6) changes in general business and economic conditions, including the impact of any legislation, (7) competition, (8) increases in real estate construction costs and construction schedule delays, (9) changes in financial markets and interest rates, (10) changes in accessibility of debt and equity capital markets, (11) future impairment charges, and (12) risks related to our investments in our nonconsolidated joint ventures. Copies of the periodic reports LXP files with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available on LXP’s web site at www.lxp.com. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe LXP’s future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “projects”, “may,” “plans,” “predicts,” “will,” “will likely result,” “is optimistic,” “goal,” “objective” or similar expressions. Except as required by law, LXP undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to those forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, there is no assurance that LXP’s expectations will be realized.
References to LXP refer to LXP Industrial Trust and its consolidated subsidiaries. All interests in properties and loans are held, and all property operating activities are conducted, through special purpose entities, which are separate and distinct legal entities that maintain separate books and records, but in some instances are consolidated for financial statement purposes and/or disregarded for income tax purposes. The assets and credit of each special purpose entity with a property subject to a mortgage loan are not available to creditors to satisfy the debt and other obligations of any other person, including any other special purpose entity or affiliate. Consolidated entities that are not property owner subsidiaries do not directly own any of the assets of a property owner subsidiary (or the general partner, member of managing member of such property owner subsidiary), but merely hold partnership, membership or beneficial interests therein which interests are subordinate to the claims of the property owner subsidiary’s (or its general partner’s, member’s or managing member’s) creditors.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures – Definitions
LXP has used non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G in this Quarterly Earnings Release and in other public disclosures.
LXP believes that the measures defined below are helpful to investors in measuring our performance or that of an individual investment. Since these measures exclude certain items which are included in their respective most comparable measures under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), reliance on the measures has limitations; management compensates for these limitations by using the measures simply as supplemental measures that are weighed in balance with other GAAP measures. These measures are not necessarily indications of our cash flow available to fund cash needs. Additionally, they should not be used as an alternative to the respective most comparable GAAP measures when evaluating LXP’s financial performance or cash flow from operating, investing or financing activities or liquidity.
Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) modified to include other adjustments to GAAP net income for gains on sales of properties, impairment charges, debt satisfaction gains (losses), net, non-cash charges, net, straight-line adjustments, non-recurring charges and adjustments for pro-rata share of non-wholly owned entities. LXP’s calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. LXP believes that net income is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EBITDA.
Base Rent: Base Rent is calculated by making adjustments to GAAP rental revenue to exclude billed tenant reimbursements and lease termination income and to include ancillary income. Base Rent excludes reserves/write-offs of deferred rent receivable, as applicable. LXP believes Base Rent provides a meaningful measure due to the net lease structure of leases in the portfolio.
Cash Base Rent: Cash Base Rent is calculated by making adjustments to GAAP rental revenue to remove the impact of GAAP required adjustments to rental income such as adjustments for straight-line rents related to free rent periods and contractual rent increases. Cash Base Rent excludes billed tenant reimbursements and lease termination income and includes ancillary income. LXP believes Cash Base Rent provides a meaningful indication of an investments ability to fund cash needs.
Company Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”): FAD is calculated by making adjustments to Adjusted Company FFO (see below) for (1) straight-line adjustments, (2) lease incentive amortization, (3) amortization of above/below market leases, (4) lease termination payments, net, (5) non-cash interest, (6) non-cash charges, net, (7) capitalized interest and internal costs, (8) cash paid for second generation tenant improvements, and (9) cash paid for second generation lease costs. Although FAD may not be comparable to that of other real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), LXP believes it provides a meaningful indication of its ability to fund cash needs. FAD is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be viewed as an alternative measurement of operating performance to net income, as an alternative to net cash flows from operating activities or as a measure of liquidity.
First Generation Costs: Represents cash spend for tenant improvements and leasing costs for in-service development projects and expenditures contemplated at acquisition for recently acquired properties. Because all companies do not calculate First Generation Costs the same way, LXP’s presentation may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.
Funds from Operations (“FFO”) and Adjusted Company FFO: LXP believes that Funds from Operations, or FFO, which is a non-GAAP measure, is a widely recognized and appropriate measure of the performance of an equity REIT. LXP believes FFO is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of REITs, many of which present FFO when reporting their results. FFO is intended to exclude GAAP historical cost depreciation and amortization of real estate and related assets, which assumes that the value of real estate diminishes ratably over time. Historically, however, real estate values have risen or fallen with market conditions. As a result, FFO provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, operating costs, development activities, interest costs and other matters without the inclusion of depreciation and amortization, providing perspective that may not necessarily be apparent from net income.
The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, defines FFO as “net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP), excluding depreciation and amortization related to real estate, gains and losses from the sales of certain real estate assets, gains and losses from change in control and impairment write-downs of certain real estate assets and investments in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in value of depreciable real estate held by the entity. The reconciling items include amounts to adjust earnings from consolidated partially-owned entities and equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates to FFO.” FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and is not indicative of cash available to fund cash needs.
LXP presents FFO available to common shareholders and unitholders – basic and also presents FFO available to all equityholders and unitholders – diluted on a company-wide basis as if all securities that are convertible, at the holder’s option, into LXP’s common shares, are converted at the beginning of the period. LXP also presents Adjusted Company FFO available to all equityholders and unitholders – diluted which adjusts FFO available to all equityholders and unitholders – diluted for certain items which we believe are not indicative of the operating results of LXP’s real estate portfolio. LXP believes this is an appropriate presentation as it is frequently requested by security analysts, investors and other interested parties. Since others do not calculate these measures in a similar fashion, these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures as reported by others. These measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income as an indicator of LXP’s operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow as a measure of liquidity.
GAAP and Cash Yield or Capitalization Rate: GAAP and cash yields or capitalization rates are measures of operating performance used to evaluate the individual performance of an investment. These measures are estimates and are not presented or intended to be viewed as a liquidity or performance measure that present a numerical measure of LXP’s historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows. The yield or capitalization rate is calculated by dividing the annualized NOI (as defined below, except GAAP rent adjustments are added back to rental income to calculate GAAP yield or capitalization rate) the investment is expected to generate, (or has generated) divided by the acquisition/completion cost, (or sale price). Stabilized yields assume 100% occupancy and the payment of estimated costs to achieve 100% occupancy including partner promotes, if any.
Net Operating Income (“NOI”): NOI is a measure of operating performance used to evaluate the individual performance of an investment. This measure is not presented or intended to be viewed as a liquidity or performance measure that presents a numerical measure of LXP’s historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows. LXP defines NOI as operating revenues (rental income (less GAAP rent adjustments and lease termination income, net), and other property income) less property operating expenses. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating NOI, and accordingly, LXP’s NOI may not be comparable to other companies. Because NOI excludes general and administrative expenses, interest expense, depreciation and amortization, acquisition-related expenses, other nonproperty income and losses, and gains and losses from property dispositions, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the revenues and expenses directly associated with owning and operating commercial real estate and the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, and operating costs, providing a perspective on operations not immediately apparent from net income. LXP believes that net income is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to NOI.
Second Generation Costs: Represents cash spend for tenant improvements and leasing costs to maintain revenues at existing properties and are a component of the FAD calculation. LXP believes that second generation building improvements represent an investment in existing stabilized properties.
Stabilized Portfolio: All real estate properties other than acquired or developed properties that have not achieved 90% occupancy within one-year of acquisition or substantial completion.

(1)  Gain recognized upon exercise of the tenant’s purchase option in the lease.
(2)  Includes transaction, strategic alternatives and costs related to shareholder activism.         
(3)  Includes all OP units other than OP units held by us.
(1)  Assumes all convertible securities are dilutive. 

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