MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 15, 2022 /CNW/ - Morguard North American Residential REIT (the "REIT") (TSX: MRG.UN) today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021.

Highlights

The REIT is reporting performance of:

  • Net operating income ("NOI") of $129.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, a decrease of $6.0 million (or 4.5%) compared to 2020. The change in foreign exchange rate decreased NOI by $4.8 million.
  • Same Property Proportionate NOI in Canada decreased by 6.1%, and in the U.S. increased by 1.2%, compared to 2020.
  • Net income of $245.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, an increase of $78.2 million (or 46.9%) compared to 2020. The increase in net income is predominantly due to a higher non-cash fair value gain on real estate properties, partially offset by an increase in fair value loss on Class B LP Units and deferred income tax.
  • Basic funds from operations ("FFO") of $64.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, a decrease of $4.2 million (or 6.1%) over the same period in 2020.
  • Basic FFO of $1.15 per Unit for the year ended December 31, 2021, a 6.5% decrease as compared to the $1.23 in 2020.
  • FFO payout ratio for the year ended December 31, 2021 of 60.8% compared to 57.0% in 2020.

The REIT is reporting the following corporate and portfolio highlights:

  • During the three months ended December 31, 2021, the REIT completed the refinancing of four Canadian properties providing gross mortgage proceeds of $194.2 million at a weighted average interest rate of 2.72% and for a weighted average term of 10.5 years. The maturing mortgages associated with the refinanced properties had a balance at maturity of $74.2 million at a weighted average interest rate of 3.97%, resulting in net proceeds of $120.0 million, before financing costs and any associated tax payable.
  • As at February 15, 2022, the REIT's collection of rental income in Canada and in the U.S. continues to be strong, exceeding 99% on average throughout 2021.
  • As at December 31, 2021, average monthly rent ("AMR") in Canada increased by 2.3% compared to December 31, 2020, while occupancy decreased to 93.6% at December 31, 2021, compared to 94.9% at December 31, 2020. Occupancy in Canada declined due to prolonged stay-at-home restrictions throughout 2020 and in the first half of 2021, which disrupted normal leasing patterns.
  • As at December 31, 2021, AMR in the U.S., on a Same Property basis, increased by 6.4% compared to December 31, 2020, while occupancy continued the positive momentum achieved early in the year and reached 96.3% at December 31, 2021, compared to 93.6% at December 31, 2020.
  • As at December 31, 2021, indebtedness to gross book value ratio of 40.2%, lower compared to 42.8% as at December 31, 2020.

Financial and Operational Highlights

As at December 31



(In thousands of dollars, except as otherwise noted)

2021

2020

Operational Information



Number of properties

43

43

Total suites

13,275

13,275




Occupancy percentage – Canada

93.6%

94.9%

Occupancy percentage – U.S.

96.3%

92.2%

Average monthly rent - Canada (in actual dollars)

$1,535

$1,500

Average monthly rent - U.S. (in actual U.S. dollars)

US$1,525 

US$1,428




Summary of Financial Information



Gross book value(1)

$3,473,287

$3,084,358

Indebtedness(1)

$1,395,438

$1,320,708




Indebtedness to gross book value ratio(1)

40.2%

42.8%

Weighted average mortgage interest rate

3.31%

3.45%

Weighted average term to maturity on mortgages payable (years)

5.0

4.8

Exchange rates - United States dollar to Canadian dollar

$1.27

$1.27

Exchange rates - Canadian dollar to United States dollar

$0.79

$0.79

(1)

Represents a non-GAAP financial measure/ratio that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other reporting issuers in similar or different industries. This measure should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as substitutes for related financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS.

 

For the years ended December 31


(In thousands of dollars, except per Unit amounts)

2021

2020

Summary of Financial Information



Revenue from real estate properties

$245,566

$248,683

NOI

$129,495

$135,533

Proportionate NOI(1)

$130,584

$137,965

Same Property Proportionate NOI(1)

$130,220

$138,083

NOI margin - IFRS

52.7%

54.5%

NOI margin – Proportionate(1)

52.3%

53.3%

Net income

$244,974

$166,805




FFO – basic(1)

$64,770

$68,945

FFO – diluted(1)

$68,618

$72,793

FFO per Unit – basic(1)

$1.15

$1.23

FFO per Unit – diluted(1)

$1.13

$1.20

Distributions per Unit

$0.6996

$0.6996

FFO payout ratio(1)

60.8%

57.0%

Weighted average number of Units outstanding (in thousands):



Basic

56,265

56,222

Diluted

60,498

60,455

Average exchange rates - United States dollar to Canadian dollar

$1.25

$1.34

Average exchange rates - Canadian dollar to United States dollar

$0.80

$0.75

(1)

Represents a non-GAAP financial measure/ratio that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other reporting issuers in similar or different industries. This measure should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as substitutes for related financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Specified Financial Measures

The REIT reports its financial results in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). However, this earnings release also uses specified financial measures that are not defined by IFRS, which follow the disclosure requirements established by National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure. Specified financial measures are categorized as non-GAAP financial measures, non-GAAP ratios, and other financial measures. Additional details on specified financial measures including supplementary financial measures, capital management measures and total segment measures are set out in the REIT's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021 and available on the REIT's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The following Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other reporting issuers in similar or different industries. These measures should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as substitutes for related financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS. The REIT's management uses these measures to aid in assessing the REIT's underlying core performance and provides these additional measures so that investors may do the same. Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures, which supplement the IFRS measures, provide readers with a more comprehensive understanding of management's perspective on the REIT's operating results and performance.

A reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure referred to in this earnings release is provided below.

Proportionate Share NOI ("Proportionate NOI") & Same Property Proportionate NOI

Proportionate NOI and Same Property Proportionate NOI are important measures in evaluating the operating performance of the REIT's real estate properties and are a key input in determining the fair value of the REIT's properties. Proportionate NOI represents NOI (an IFRS measure) adjusted for the following: i) to exclude the impact of realty taxes accounted for under International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee ("IFRIC") Interpretation 21, Levies ("IFRIC 21"). Proportionate NOI records realty taxes for all properties on a pro rata basis over the entire fiscal year; ii) to exclude the non-controlling interest share of NOI for those properties that are consolidated under IFRS ("NCI Share"); and iii) to include equity-accounted investments NOI at the REIT's ownership interest ("Equity Interest").

Same Property Proportionate NOI is presented in the MD&A because management considers this non-GAAP measure to be an important measure of the REIT's operating performance, representing Proportionate NOI for properties owned by the REIT continuously for the current and comparable reporting period and does not take into account the impact of the operating performance of property acquisitions and dispositions as well as development properties until reaching stabilized occupancy. In addition, Same Property Proportionate NOI is presented in local currency and by country, isolating any impact of foreign exchange fluctuations.

The following table provides a reconciliation of Proportionate Share NOI and Same Property Proportionate Share NOI to its closely related financial statement measurement for the following periods:





2021




2020



Non-GAAP Adjustments



Non-GAAP Adjustments






Proportionate




Proportionate

For the years ended December 31


NCI

Equity

Basis


NCI

Equity

Basis

(In thousands of dollars)

IFRS

Share

Interest

(Non-GAAP)

IFRS

Share

Interest

(Non-GAAP)

Revenue from properties









Same Property

$243,973

($13,196)

$17,198

$247,975

$248,660

($14,232)

$19,464

$253,892

Acquisition/Development

1,593

1,593

23

23

Total revenue from properties

245,566

(13,196)

17,198

249,568

248,683

(14,232)

19,464

253,915

Property operating expenses









Same Property

114,842

(6,865)

9,778

117,755

113,009

(6,573)

9,373

115,809

Acquisition/Development

1,229

1,229

141

141

Total property operating expenses

116,071

(6,865)

9,778

118,984

113,150

(6,573)

9,373

115,950

NOI









Same Property

129,131

(6,331)

7,420

130,220

135,651

(7,659)

10,091

138,083

Acquisition/Development

364

364

(118)

(118)

Total NOI

$129,495

($6,331)

$7,420

$130,584

$135,533

($7,659)

$10,091

$137,965

NOI Margin

52.7%



52.3%

54.5%



54.3%

Funds From Operations

FFO (and FFO per Unit) is a non-GAAP financial measure widely used as a real estate industry standard that supplements net income and evaluates operating performance but is not indicative of funds available to meet the REIT's cash requirements. FFO can assist with comparisons of the operating performance of the REIT's real estate between periods and relative to other real estate entities. FFO is computed by the REIT in accordance with the current definition of the Real Property Association of Canada ("REALpac") and is defined as net income attributable to Unitholders adjusted for fair value adjustments, distributions on the Class B LP Units, realty taxes accounted for under IFRIC 21, deferred income taxes (on the REIT's U.S. properties), gains/losses on the sale of real estate properties (including income taxes on the sale of real estate properties) and other non-cash items. The REIT considers FFO to be a useful measure for reviewing its comparative operating and financial performance. FFO per Unit is calculated as FFO divided by the weighted average number of Units outstanding (including Class B LP Units) during the period.

The following table provides a reconciliation of FFO to its closely related financial statement measurement for the following periods:


Three months ended
December 31

Year ended
 December 31

(In thousands of dollars, except per Unit amounts)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income for the period attributable to Unitholders

$112,610

$7,237

$242,088

$175,216

Add/(deduct):





Realty taxes accounted for under IFRIC 21

(6,751)

(5,955)

Fair value loss (gain) on conversion option on the convertible debentures

276

767

451

(1,895)

Distributions on Class B LP Units recorded as interest expense

3,012

3,012

12,049

12,049

Foreign exchange loss

5

737

15

220

Fair value loss (gain) on real estate properties, net

(132,167)

10,447

(289,598)

(58,419)

Non-controlling interests' share of fair value gain (loss) on real estate properties

(3,368)

(11,688)

285

(12,055)

Fair value loss (gain) on Class B LP Units

10,678

24,973

30,313

(43,747)

Loss on tax liability on redemption of Class C LP Units

3,775

3,775

Deferred income tax expense (recovery)

28,800

(14,101)

65,392

(2,424)

FFO – basic

$16,870

$15,429

$64,770

$68,945

Interest expense on the convertible debentures

970

970

3,848

3,848

FFO – diluted

$17,840

$16,399

$68,618

$72,793

FFO per Unit – basic

$0.30

$0.27

$1.15

$1.23

FFO per Unit – diluted

$0.29

$0.27

$1.13

$1.20






Weighted average number of Units outstanding (in thousands):





Basic

56,282

56,238

56,265

56,222

Diluted

60,515

60,471

60,498

60,455

Indebtedness and Gross Book Value

Indebtedness (as defined in the REIT's Declaration of Trust) is a measure of the amount of debt financing utilized by the REIT. Indebtedness is presented in this earnings release because management considers this non-GAAP financial measure to be an important measure of the REIT's financial position.

Gross book value (as defined in the REIT's Declaration of Trust) is a measure of the value of the REIT's assets. Gross book value is presented in this earnings release because management considers this non-GAAP financial measure to be an important measure of the REIT's asset base and financial position.

The following table provides a reconciliation of gross book value and indebtedness as defined in the REIT's Declaration of Trust from their IFRS financial statement presentation:

As at December 31



(In thousands of dollars)

2021

2020

Total Assets / Gross book value

$3,473,287

$3,084,358

Mortgage payable

$1,288,555

$1,209,425

Add: deferred financing costs

12,318

10,080


1,300,873

1,219,505

Convertible debentures, face value

85,500

85,500

Morguard Facility

6,600

Lease liability

9,065

9,103

Indebtedness

$1,395,438

$1,320,708

Indebtedness / Gross book value

40.2%

42.8%

Non-GAAP Ratios

Non-GAAP ratios do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other reporting issuers in similar or different industries. These measures should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as substitutes for related financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS. The REIT's management uses these measures to aid in assessing the REIT's underlying core performance and provides these additional measures so that investors may do the same. Management believes that the non-GAAP ratios described below, provide readers with a more comprehensive understanding of management's perspective on the REIT's operating results and performance.

The following discussion describes the non-GAAP ratios the REIT uses in evaluating its operating results.

Proportionate NOI Margin

Proportionate NOI margin is calculated as Proportionate NOI divided by revenue (on a Proportionate Basis) and is an important measure in evaluating the operating performance (including the level of operating expenses) of the REIT's real estate properties. Proportionate NOI margin is presented in this earnings release because management considers this non-GAAP ratio to be an important measure of the REIT's operating performance and financial position.

FFO Payout Ratio

FFO payout ratio compares distributions declared (including Class B LP Units) to FFO. Distributions declared (including Class B LP Units) is calculated based on the monthly distribution per Unit multiplied by the weighted average number of Units outstanding (including Class B LP Units) during the period and is an important metric in assessing the sustainability of retained cash flow to fund capital expenditures and distributions. FFO payout ratio is presented in this earnings release because management considers this non-GAAP ratio to be an important measure of the REIT's operating performance and financial position.

Indebtedness to Gross Book Value Ratio

Indebtedness to gross book value ratio is a compliance measure in the REIT's Declaration of Trust and establishes the limit for financial leverage of the REIT. Indebtedness to gross book value ratio is presented in this earnings release because management considers this non-GAAP ratio to be an important measure of the REIT's financial position.

The REIT's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, along with the Management's Discussion and Analysis will be available on the REIT's website at www.morguard.com and will be filed with SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Conference Call Details

Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust will hold a conference call on Thursday,

February 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss the financial results for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020. To participate in the conference call, please dial 416-764-8688 or 1-888-390-0546. Please quote conference ID 65808175.

About Morguard North American Residential REIT

The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under and governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. The Units of the REIT trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MRG.UN. With a strategic focus on the acquisition of high-quality multi-suite residential properties in Canada and the United States, the REIT maximizes long-term Unit value through active asset and property management. The REIT's portfolio is comprised of 13,275 residential suites (as of February 15, 2022) located in Alberta, Ontario, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland with an appraised value of approximately $3.3 billion at December 31, 2021. For more information, visit the REIT's website at www.morguard.com.

SOURCE Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust

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