Retail Value Inc. (NYSE: RVI) today announced operating results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Results for the Quarter and Recent Activity

  • Fourth quarter net loss attributable to common shareholders was $9.5 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, as compared to net loss of $39.1 million, or $2.06 per share, in the year-ago period. The period-over-period decrease in net loss is primarily attributable to reduced impairment charges, interest expense and debt extinguishment costs partly offset by reduced rental income stemming from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and asset sales.
  • Fourth quarter operating funds from operations attributable to common shareholders (“Operating FFO” or “OFFO”) was $14.8 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to $24.1 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. The period-over-period decrease in OFFO is primarily attributable to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and asset sales partly offset by lower interest expense and debt extinguishment costs.
  • Sold one property, Plaza Palma Real, and an outparcel for an aggregate gross sales price of $52.1 million; $51.2 million of mortgage debt was repaid in January 2021.
  • In December, made a $65.0 million voluntary repayment on mortgage debt from operating cash flow.
  • The Continental U.S. leased rate was 88.9% at December 31, 2020 as compared to 90.7% at September 30, 2020. The decrease in the leased rate primarily related to the bankruptcy of Stein Mart.
  • The Puerto Rico leased rate was 87.7% at December 31, 2020 as compared to 86.3% at September 30, 2020. The increase in the leased rate primarily related to the sale of Plaza Palma Real, which had a lower leased rate than the Puerto Rico portfolio’s average leased rate.
  • Exercised its first extension option under its loan agreement in which the loan was extended effective March 9, 2021 to March 9, 2022. In addition, extended the revolving credit facility maturity date to February 9, 2022.

Significant Full-Year Activity

  • Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $93.6 million, or $4.72 per diluted share.
  • Generated Operating FFO of $61.8 million, or $3.12 per diluted share for the full year of 2020.
  • Sold six shopping centers and one outparcel for an aggregate gross sales price of $314.2 million.
  • Made principal repayments on the Company’s mortgage loan of $320.1 million since December 31, 2019, excluding $51.2 million of restricted cash held at December 31, 2020 related to December 2020 asset sales that were applied toward the repayment of the loan in January 2021. As of December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance of the Company’s mortgage loan was $354.2 million.

Key Quarterly Operating Results The following metrics are as of December 31, 2020:

 

 

Continental U.S.

 

Puerto Rico

Shopping Center Count

 

11

 

11

Gross Leasable Area (thousands)

 

4,533

 

3,984

Base Rent PSF

 

$13.35

 

$19.95

Leased Rate

 

88.9%

 

87.7%

Commenced Rate

 

88.1%

 

86.5%

NOI-Quarter (millions)

 

$10.9

 

$12.0

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic The impact to the portfolio as of March 4, 2021 is as follows:

 

 

Continental U.S.

 

Puerto Rico

% of Tenants open and operating (average base rent)

 

100%

 

96%

% of Second quarter 2020 rent paid

 

85%

 

78%

% of Third quarter 2020 rent paid

 

91%

 

90%

% of Fourth quarter 2020 rent paid

 

95%

 

90%

% of January 2021 rent paid

 

99%

 

91%

  • The 98% of tenants open for business as of March 4, 2021 (based on average base rents), is up from a low of 34% in early April. In Puerto Rico, while 96% of the Company’s tenants are open, most remain subject to capacity and operating restrictions.
  • The Company calculates the aggregate percentage of rents paid for assets owned as of December 31, 2020, by comparing the amount of tenant payments received as of the date presented to the amount billed to tenants during the period, which billed amount includes abated rents, rents subject to deferral arrangements and rents owing from bankrupt tenants that were in possession of the space and billed. For the purposes of reporting the percentage of aggregate base rents collected for a given period, when rents subject to deferral arrangements are later paid, those payments are allocated to the period in which the rent was originally owed.
  • As of March 4, 2021, agreed upon rent deferral arrangements that remain unpaid represented approximately 6% of second quarter 2020 rents, 4% of third quarter 2020 rents and 3% of fourth quarter 2020 rents. The Company granted abatements to tenants representing approximately 7% of second quarter 2020 rents and 1% of third quarter 2020 rents. There were no significant abatements of fourth quarter 2020 rents.
  • At December 31, 2020, the balance sheet reflects $2.3 million of net deferred rents, a majority of which is expected to be repaid in 2021.
  • In addition, during the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company’s rental revenue and NOI were reduced by $2.7 million of uncollectible revenue primarily related to reserves associated with cash-basis tenants as well as the impact of lease modification accounting. In addition, the Company recorded a charge of $0.7 million to straight-line revenue primarily related to write-offs associated with cash-basis tenants. Both amounts primarily were triggered by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • RVI continues to work with tenants to maximize their ability to provide goods and services to customers in accordance with phased openings in the municipalities where it operates. Efforts include facilitating curbside and online purchase pick-up, utilization of social media platforms, and on-site promotional programs and marketing. Our property operations team continues to monitor CDC and local governmental health agencies to ensure property level practices are in line with best practices and engage with property level vendors in accordance with its Vendor COVID Operating Protocol.

Property Net Operating Income (NOI) Projection

The Company projects, based on the assumptions below, 2021 property level net operating income (NOI) to be as follows:

Portfolio

 

NOI Projection

Continental U.S.

 

$38 – $43 million

Puerto Rico

 

$46 – $53 million

These Projections:

  • Assume that properties owned by the Company on January 1, 2021 are held through December 31, 2021;
  • Reflect payment of property management fees;
  • Assume tenant collections at 100% as compared to fourth quarter 2020 rent collections of 95% and 90% for the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico portfolios, respectively and
  • Assume no reserve reversals related to 2020 rents.

Because these projections are based on assumptions that are subject to change, including, without limitation, the Company’s actual tenant collections, they should not be viewed as guidance.

About RVI

RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol “RVI” on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets. Additional information about RVI is available at www.retailvalueinc.com.

Non-GAAP Measures

Funds from Operations (“FFO”) is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure used as a standard in the real estate industry and is a widely accepted measure of real estate investment trust (“REIT”) performance. Management believes that both FFO and Operating FFO provide additional indicators of the financial performance of a REIT. The Company also believes that FFO and Operating FFO more appropriately measure the core operations of the Company and provide benchmarks to its peer group.

FFO is generally defined and calculated by the Company as net income (loss) (computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”)) adjusted to exclude (i) gains and losses from disposition of real estate property and related investments, which are presented net of taxes, if any, (ii) impairment charges on real estate property and related investments and (iii) certain non-cash items. These non-cash items principally include real property depreciation and amortization of intangibles. The Company’s calculation of FFO is consistent with the definition of FFO provided by NAREIT. The Company calculates Operating FFO by excluding certain non-operating charges and income. Operating FFO is useful to investors as the Company removes non-comparable charges and income to analyze the results of its operations and assess performance of the core operating real estate portfolio. Other real estate companies may calculate FFO and Operating FFO in a different manner.

The Company also uses net operating income (“NOI”), a non-GAAP financial measure, as a supplemental performance measure. NOI is calculated as property revenues less property-related expenses. The Company believes NOI provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations because it reflects only those income and expense items that are incurred at the property level and, when compared across periods, reflects the impact on operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, operating costs and acquisition and disposition activity on an unleveraged basis.

FFO, Operating FFO and NOI do not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP, are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs and should not be considered as alternatives to net income computed in accordance with GAAP as indicators of the Company’s operating performance or as alternatives to cash flow as a measure of liquidity. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures are included in this release herein. Reconciliation of 2021 projected NOI to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not provided because the Company is unable to provide such reconciliation without unreasonable effort.

Safe Harbor

RVI considers portions of the information in this press release to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, both as amended, with respect to the Company's expectation for future periods. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, among other factors, the Company’s actual property NOI for 2021, which could differ materially from the NOI projections included in this press release; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s ability to manage its properties and finance its operations and on tenants’ ability to operate their businesses, generate sales and meet their financial obligations, including the obligation to pay ongoing and deferred rents; our ability to sell assets on commercially reasonable terms; our ability to complete dispositions of assets under contract; property damage, expenses related thereto and other business and economic consequences (including the potential loss of rental revenues) resulting from extreme weather conditions and natural disasters in locations where we own properties, and the ability to estimate accurately the amounts thereof; sufficiency and timing of any insurance recovery payments related to damages from extreme weather conditions and natural disasters; local conditions such as an increase in the supply of, or a reduction in demand for, retail real estate in the area; the impact of e-commerce; dependence on rental income from real property; the loss of, significant downsizing of or bankruptcy of a major tenant and the impact of any such event on rental income from other tenants at our properties; our ability to secure equity or debt financing on commercially acceptable terms or at all; impairment charges; our ability to enter into definitive agreements with regard to our financing arrangements and our ability to satisfy conditions to the completion of these arrangements; changes with respect to the Puerto Rican economy and government; the ability to secure and maintain management services provided to us, including pursuant to our external management agreement with one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers; and our ability to maintain our REIT status. For additional factors that could cause the results of the Company to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company’s most recent report on Form 10-K. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may also exacerbate the risks described therein, any of which could have a material effect on the Company. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

Retail Value Inc.

Income Statement

 

 

in thousands, except per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4Q20

 

4Q20

 

Total

 

Total

 

 

Continental U.S.

 

Puerto Rico

 

4Q20

 

12M20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income (1)

$17,318

 

$22,814

 

$40,132

 

$169,725

 

Other property revenues

14

 

(15)

 

(1)

 

83

 

 

17,332

 

22,799

 

40,131

 

169,808

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating and maintenance (2)

3,363

 

9,613

 

12,976

 

50,762

 

Real estate taxes

3,079

 

1,153

 

4,232

 

20,752

 

 

6,442

 

10,766

 

17,208

 

71,514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net operating income (3)

10,890

 

12,033

 

22,923

 

98,294

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset management fees

 

 

 

 

(2,003)

 

(8,653)

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

 

(4,615)

 

(22,742)

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

(12,575)

 

(57,053)

 

General and administrative

 

 

 

 

(751)

 

(3,612)

 

Impairment charges

 

 

 

 

(10,910)

 

(115,525)

 

Debt extinguishment costs, net

 

 

 

 

(1,505)

 

(5,922)

 

Other expense, net

 

 

 

 

(190)

 

251

 

Gain on disposition of real estate, net (4)

 

 

 

 

844

 

22,800

 

Loss before other items

 

 

 

 

(8,782)

 

(92,162)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax expense

 

 

 

 

(714)

 

(1,392)

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

($9,496)

 

($93,554)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares – Basic & Diluted – EPS

 

 

 

 

19,829

 

19,806

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share – Basic & Diluted

 

 

 

 

($0.48)

 

($4.72)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Minimum rents

11,987

 

14,122

 

26,109

 

117,206

 

Ground lease minimum rents

861

 

1,946

 

2,807

 

12,255

 

Recoveries

4,554

 

6,491

 

11,045

 

47,156

 

Uncollectible revenue

(353)

 

(2,387)

 

(2,740)

 

(16,558)

 

Percentage and overage rent

44

 

796

 

840

 

2,319

 

Ancillary and other rental income

140

 

1,846

 

1,986

 

6,743

 

Lease termination fees

85

 

0

 

85

 

604

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property management fees

(850)

 

(1,583)

 

(2,433)

 

(9,959)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3)

NOI from assets sold

 

 

 

 

429

 

10,069

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4)

SITE Centers disposition fees

(521)

(3,142) 

Retail Value Inc.

Reconciliation: Net Loss to FFO and Operating FFO

and Other Financial Information

 

 

in thousands, except per share

 

 

 

 

 

4Q20

 

12M20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Common Shareholders

($9,496)

 

($93,554)

 

Depreciation and amortization of real estate

12,559

 

56,986

 

Impairment of real estate

10,910

 

115,525

 

Gain on disposition of real estate, net

(844)

 

(22,800)

 

FFO attributable to Common Shareholders

$13,129

 

$56,157

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt extinguishment, transaction, other, net

1,695

 

5,671

 

Total non-operating items, net

1,695

 

5,671

 

Operating FFO attributable to Common Shareholders

$14,824

 

$61,828

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares and units – Basic & Diluted – FFO & OFFO

19,829

 

19,806

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO per share – Basic & Diluted

$0.66

 

$2.84

 

Operating FFO per share – Basic & Diluted

$0.75

 

$3.12

 

Common stock dividends declared, per share

$1.16

 

$1.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain non-cash items:

 

 

 

 

Straight-line rent

(443)

 

(919)

 

Straight-line fixed CAM

99

 

408

 

Loan cost amortization

(786)

 

(3,602)

 

Non-real estate depreciation expense

(16)

 

(67)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures:

 

 

 

 

Maintenance capital expenditures

551

 

1,685

 

Tenant allowances and landlord work

1,954

 

5,183

 

Leasing commissions - SITE Centers

762

 

2,755

 

Leasing commissions - external

53

 

278

 

Hurricane restorations

1,456

 

11,343

 

 

 

 

 

Retail Value Inc.

Balance Sheet

 

 

$ in thousands

 

 

 

 

 

At Period End

 

 

4Q20

 

4Q19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

Land

$397,699

 

$522,393

 

Buildings

1,031,886

 

1,380,984

 

Fixtures and tenant improvements

134,335

 

152,426

 

 

1,563,920

 

2,055,803

 

Depreciation

(593,691)

 

(670,509)

 

 

970,229

 

1,385,294

 

Construction in progress and land

1,515

 

2,017

 

Real estate, net

971,744

 

1,387,311

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

56,849

 

71,047

 

Restricted cash (1)

115,939

 

112,246

 

Receivables and straight-line (2)

25,302

 

25,195

 

Intangible assets, net (3)

9,452

 

19,573

 

Other assets, net

16,590

 

11,315

 

Total Assets

1,195,876

 

1,626,687

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity:

 

 

 

 

Secured debt (4)

344,485

 

655,833

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payable to SITE

35

 

105

 

Dividends payable

23,002

 

39,057

 

Other liabilities (5)

38,568

 

53,789

 

Total Liabilities

406,090

 

748,784

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable preferred equity

190,000

 

190,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares

1,983

 

1,905

 

Paid-in capital

721,234

 

692,871

 

Distributions in excess of net income

(123,428)

 

(6,857)

 

Common shares in treasury at cost

(3)

 

(16)

 

Total Equity

599,786

 

687,903

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

$1,195,876

 

$1,626,687

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Asset sale proceeds

51,168

 

17,388

 

Hurricane related escrows

38,469

 

57,224

 

Other lender required escrows

26,302

 

37,634

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

SL rents (including fixed CAM), net

13,683

 

16,164

 

 

 

 

 

(3)

Operating lease right of use asset

1,509

 

1,714

 

 

 

 

 

(4)

Unamortized loan costs

(9,718)

 

(18,498)

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

Operating lease liabilities

2,602

 

2,835

 

Below-market leases, net

13,829

 

20,042

 

Christa Vesy, EVP and Chief Financial Officer 216-755-5500