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Industrial Logistics Properties Trust Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

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Third Quarter Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders of $0.28 Per Share

818,000 Sq. Ft. of Leasing Activity at Over 20% Higher Rents During Third Quarter

Third Quarter Normalized FFO Attributable to Common Shareholders of $0.46 Per Share

Third Quarter Same Property Cash Basis NOI Increased by 3.4% Compared to the Same Period Last Year

NEWTON, Mass., October 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (Nasdaq: ILPT) today announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

John Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer of ILPT, made the following statement:

"Our third quarter results were highlighted by robust leasing activity, strong growth in same property cash basis NOI and expansion of ILPT’s high quality industrial and logistics portfolio. We entered new and renewal leases and completed rent resets for approximately 818,000 square feet at weighted average rental rates that were over 20% higher than prior rental rates for the same space with a weighted average lease term of more than eight years. This activity indicates continued demand for ILPT’s properties as well as ongoing market strength within the broader industrial real estate sector. We finished the quarter with portfolio occupancy of 99%.

We remain focused on acquiring high quality properties with stable cash flows and a favorable risk-adjusted return profile. During the quarter, we closed on a portfolio of three Class A industrial buildings totaling approximately 1.3 million square feet in the Memphis market area for $100 million, representing a GAAP cap rate of 4.7%. The buildings are 100% leased to five tenants and strategically located with excellent airport, rail and interstate highway access. We continue to evaluate attractive opportunities for further growth, which will allow us to drive cash flow growth."

Quarterly Results:

  • Net income attributable to common shareholders of $18.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.

  • Normalized funds from operations, or Normalized FFO, attributable to common shareholders of $30.3 million, or $0.46 per diluted share.

Financial

Three Months Ended

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Change

Net income attributable to common shareholders per share

$0.28

$0.22

27.3%

Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders per share

$0.46

$0.46

—%

Net operating income (NOI)

$42,947

$50,559

(15.1)%

Same property cash basis NOI

$39,684

$38,373

3.4%

Reconciliations of net income attributable to common shareholders determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, to funds from operations, or FFO, attributable to common shareholders and Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders for the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 appear later in this press release. Reconciliations of net income determined in accordance with GAAP to net operating income, or NOI, and Cash Basis NOI, and a reconciliation of NOI to same property NOI and calculation of same property Cash Basis NOI for the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, also appear later in this press release.

Three Months Ended

Leasing Activity

September 30, 2021

Leasing activity for new and renewal leases and rent resets (square feet)

818,000

Weighted average lease term for new and renewal leases (by square feet)

8.2 years

Weighted average rental rate change versus prior rental rate for same space (by square feet)

20.5%

Commitments for leasing capital and concessions for new and renewal leases (per square foot per year)

$0.40

As of

Occupancy

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Occupancy

99.0%

99.0%

98.8%

Same property occupancy

98.9%

98.9%

98.4%

Investing Activity:

  • In August 2021, ILPT acquired a portfolio of three industrial properties located in the Memphis, Tennessee market area containing approximately 1.3 million rentable square feet for an aggregate purchase price of $100.0 million, excluding acquisition related costs. These properties are located near the Memphis International Airport and are 100% net leased to five tenants and had a remaining weighted average (by rental revenues) lease term of 3.6 years as of the date of acquisition.

  • As a result of an eminent domain taking in September 2021, ILPT sold a portion of a land parcel located in Rock Hill, South Carolina for $1.4 million, excluding closing costs, resulting in a net gain on sale of real estate of $940,000.

Liquidity:

  • As of September 30, 2021, ILPT had approximately $44.1 million of cash and cash equivalents, and $396.0 million available to borrow under its revolving credit facility.

Conference Call:

On Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, John Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Richard Siedel, Chief Financial Officer, and Yael Duffy, Chief Operating Officer, will host a conference call to discuss ILPT’s third quarter 2021 financial results.

The conference call telephone number is (877) 418-4826. Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada should dial (412) 902-6758. No pass code is necessary to access the call from either number. Participants should dial in about 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021. To access the replay, dial (412) 317-0088. The replay pass code is 10160338.

A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available in a listen-only mode on ILPT’s website, at www.ilptreit.com. Participants wanting to access the webcast should visit ILPT’s website about five minutes before the call. The archived webcast will be available for replay on ILPT’s website following the call for about one week. The transcription, recording and retransmission in any way of ILPT’s third quarter conference call are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of ILPT.

Supplemental Data:

A copy of ILPT’s Third Quarter 2021 Supplemental Operating and Financial Data is available for download at ILPT’s website, which is located at www.ilptreit.com. ILPT’s website is not incorporated as part of this press release.

ILPT is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns and leases industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. ILPT is managed by the majority owned operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

ILPT presents certain "non-GAAP financial measures" within the meaning of the applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including FFO attributable to common shareholders, Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders, NOI and Cash Basis NOI. These measures do not represent cash generated by operating activities in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered alternatives to net income or net income attributable to common shareholders as indicators of ILPT’s operating performance or as measures of ILPT’s liquidity. These measures should be considered in conjunction with net income and net income attributable to common shareholders as presented in ILPT’s condensed consolidated statements of income. ILPT considers these non-GAAP measures to be appropriate supplemental measures of operating performance for a REIT, along with net income and net income attributable to common shareholders. ILPT believes these measures provide useful information to investors because by excluding the effects of certain historical amounts, such as depreciation and amortization expense, they may facilitate a comparison of ILPT’s operating performance between periods and with other REITs and, in the case of NOI and Cash Basis NOI, reflecting only those income and expense items that are generated and incurred at the property level may help both investors and management to understand the operations of ILPT’s properties.

Please see the pages attached hereto for a more detailed statement of ILPT’s operating results and financial condition and for an explanation of ILPT’s calculation of NOI, Cash Basis NOI, same property NOI, same property Cash Basis NOI, FFO attributable to common shareholders and Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders and a reconciliation of those amounts to amounts determined in accordance with GAAP.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Rental income

$

54,981

$

65,106

$

163,378

$

194,494

Expenses:

Real estate taxes

7,617

9,036

22,353

26,779

Other operating expenses

4,417

5,511

13,734

15,733

Depreciation and amortization

12,694

18,488

37,202

55,303

Acquisition and certain other transaction related costs

178

646

178

General and administrative

4,728

5,180

12,718

14,857

Total expenses

29,456

38,393

86,653

112,850

Gain on sale of real estate

940

940

Interest income

113

Interest expense (including net amortization of debt issuance costs, premiums and discounts of $505, $664, $1,516 and $1,893, respectively)

(9,084)

(12,886)

(26,468)

(40,610)

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

120

Income before income tax expense and equity in earnings of investees

17,381

13,827

51,197

41,267

Income tax expense

(72)

(13)

(177)

(202)

Equity in earnings of investees

998

5,455

Net income

18,307

13,814

56,475

41,065

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

275

691

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

18,307

$

14,089

$

56,475

$

41,756

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic

65,178

65,112

65,154

65,092

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted

65,230

65,129

65,205

65,101

Per common share data (basic and diluted):

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

0.28

$

0.22

$

0.86

$

0.64

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust

Funds from Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders and Normalized Funds from Operations Attributable to Common Shareholders (1)

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

18,307

$

14,089

$

56,475

$

41,756

Depreciation and amortization

12,694

18,488

37,202

55,303

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint venture

(998)

(5,455)

Share of FFO from unconsolidated joint venture

1,215

3,621

Gain on sale of real estate

(940)

(940)

FFO adjustments attributable to noncontrolling interest

(2,638)

(6,272)

FFO attributable to common shareholders

30,278

29,939

90,903

90,787

Acquisition and certain other transaction related costs

178

646

178

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

(120)

Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders

$

30,278

$

30,117

$

91,549

$

90,845

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic

65,178

65,112

65,154

65,092

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted

65,230

65,129

65,205

65,101

Per common share data:

FFO attributable to common shareholders - basic

$

0.46

$

0.46

$

1.40

$

1.39

FFO attributable to common shareholders - diluted

$

0.46

$

0.46

$

1.39

$

1.39

Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders - basic

$

0.46

$

0.46

$

1.41

$

1.40

Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders - diluted

$

0.46

$

0.46

$

1.40

$

1.40

Distributions declared

$

0.33

$

0.33

$

0.99

$

0.99

(1)

ILPT calculates FFO attributable to common shareholders and Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders as shown above. FFO attributable to common shareholders is calculated on the basis defined by The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, which is net income attributable to common shareholders, calculated in accordance with GAAP, excluding any gain or loss on sale of real estate and equity in earnings of an unconsolidated joint venture, plus real estate depreciation and amortization of consolidated properties and its proportionate share of FFO of unconsolidated joint venture properties and minus FFO adjustments attributable to noncontrolling interest, as well as certain other adjustments currently not applicable to ILPT. In calculating Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders, ILPT adjusts for the items shown above including similar adjustments for ILPT’s unconsolidated joint venture, if any. FFO attributable to common shareholders and Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders are among the factors considered by ILPT’s Board of Trustees when determining the amount of distributions to ILPT’s shareholders. Other factors include, but are not limited to, requirements to maintain ILPT’s qualification for taxation as a REIT, limitations in the agreements governing ILPT’s debt, the availability to ILPT of debt and equity capital, ILPT’s distribution rate as a percentage of the trading price of its common shares, or dividend yield, and ILPT’s dividend yield compared to the dividend yields of other industrial REITs, ILPT’s expectation of its future capital requirements and operating performance and ILPT’s expected needs for and availability of cash to pay its obligations. Other real estate companies and REITs may calculate FFO attributable to common shareholders and Normalized FFO attributable to common shareholders differently than ILPT does.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust

Calculation and Reconciliation of Property Net Operating Income and Cash Basis Net Operating Income (1)

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Calculation of NOI and Cash Basis NOI:

Rental income

$

54,981

$

65,106

$

163,378

$

194,494

Real estate taxes

(7,617)

(9,036)

(22,353)

(26,779)

Other operating expenses

(4,417)

(5,511)

(13,734)

(15,733)

NOI

42,947

50,559

127,291

151,982

Non-cash straight line rent adjustments included in rental income

(1,678)

(2,120)

(5,673)

(6,183)

Lease value amortization included in rental income

(174)

(202)

(525)

(606)

Lease termination fees included in rental income

(512)

Cash Basis NOI

$

41,095

$

48,237

$

120,581

$

145,193

Reconciliation of Net Income to NOI and Cash Basis NOI:

Net income

$

18,307

$

13,814

$

56,475

$

41,065

Equity in earnings of investees

(998)

(5,455)

Income tax expense

72

13

177

202

Income before income tax expense and equity in earnings of investees

17,381

13,827

51,197

41,267

Gain on early extinguishment of debt

(120)

Interest expense

9,084

12,886

26,468

40,610

Gain on sale of real estate

(940)

(940)

Interest income

(113)

General and administrative

4,728

5,180

12,718

14,857

Acquisition and certain other transaction related costs

178

646

178

Depreciation and amortization

12,694

18,488

37,202

55,303

NOI

42,947

50,559

127,291

151,982

Non-cash straight line rent adjustments included in rental income

(1,678)

(2,120)

(5,673)

(6,183)

Lease value amortization included in rental income

(174)

(202)

(525)

(606)

Lease termination fees included in rental income

(512)

Cash Basis NOI

$

41,095

$

48,237

$

120,581

$

145,193

(1)

The calculations of NOI and Cash Basis NOI exclude certain components of net income in order to provide results that are more closely related to ILPT’s property level results of operations. ILPT calculates NOI and Cash Basis NOI as shown above. ILPT defines NOI as income from its rental of real estate less its property operating expenses. NOI excludes amortization of capitalized tenant improvement costs and leasing commissions that ILPT records as depreciation and amortization expense. ILPT defines Cash Basis NOI as NOI excluding non-cash straight line rent adjustments, lease value amortization and lease termination fees, if any. ILPT uses NOI and Cash Basis NOI to evaluate individual and company-wide property level performance. Other real estate companies and REITs may calculate NOI and Cash Basis NOI differently than ILPT does.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust

Reconciliation of Net Operating Income to Same Property Net Operating Income and Calculation of Same

Property Cash Basis Net Operating Income (1)

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Reconciliation of NOI to Same Property NOI (2)(3):

Rental income

$

54,981

$

65,106

$

163,378

$

194,494

Real estate taxes

(7,617)

(9,036)

(22,353)

(26,779)

Other operating expenses

(4,417)

(5,511)

(13,734)

(15,733)

NOI

42,947

50,559

127,291

151,982

Less:

NOI of properties not included in same property results

(1,550)

(10,365)

(5,785)

(33,273)

Same Property NOI

$

41,397

$

40,194

$

121,506

$

118,709

Calculation of Same Property Cash Basis NOI (2)(3):

Same Property NOI

$

41,397

$

40,194

$

121,506

$

118,709

Less:

Non-cash straight line rent adjustments included in rental income

(1,542)

(1,650)

(5,373)

(4,133)

Lease value amortization included in rental income

(171)

(171)

(523)

(513)

Lease termination fees included in rental income

(512)

Same Property Cash Basis NOI

$

39,684

$

38,373

$

115,098

$

114,063

(1)

See footnote (1) on page 6 of this press release for the definitions of NOI and Cash Basis NOI and page 3 for a description of why ILPT believes they are appropriate supplemental measures and a description of how ILPT uses these measures.

(2)

For the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, same property NOI and same property Cash Basis NOI are based on properties that ILPT owned as of September 30, 2021 and that it owned continuously since July 1, 2020 and exclude 12 properties owned by an unconsolidated joint venture in which ILPT owns a 22% interest.

(3)

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, same property NOI and same property Cash Basis NOI are based on properties that ILPT owned as of September 30, 2021 and that it owned continuously since January 1, 2020 and exclude 12 properties owned by an unconsolidated joint venture in which ILPT owns a 22% interest.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

September 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

ASSETS

Real estate properties:

Land

$

718,565

$

709,099

Buildings and improvements

1,217,458

1,099,971

Total real estate properties, gross

1,936,023

1,809,070

Accumulated depreciation

(164,843)

(141,406)

Total real estate properties, net

1,771,180

1,667,664

Investment in unconsolidated joint venture

63,260

60,590

Acquired real estate leases, net

79,475

83,644

Cash and cash equivalents

44,093

22,834

Rents receivable, including straight line rents of $68,426 and $62,753, respectively

74,224

69,511

Deferred leasing costs, net

7,037

4,595

Debt issuance costs, net

464

1,477

Due from related persons

2,665

Other assets, net

8,362

2,765

Total assets

$

2,048,095

$

1,915,745

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Revolving credit facility

$

354,000

$

221,000

Mortgage notes payable, net

645,987

645,579

Assumed real estate lease obligations, net

13,037

14,630

Accounts payable and other liabilities

16,942

14,716

Rents collected in advance

11,823

7,811

Security deposits

6,933

6,540

Due to related persons

3,344

2,279

Total liabilities

1,052,066

912,555

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' Equity:

Common shares of beneficial interest, $.01 par value: 100,000,000 shares authorized; 65,404,879 and 65,301,088 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

654

653

Additional paid in capital

1,011,835

1,010,819

Cumulative net income

280,701

224,226

Cumulative common distributions

(297,161)

(232,508)

Total shareholders' equity

996,029

1,003,190

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

2,048,095

$

1,915,745

Warning Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws. Whenever ILPT uses words such as "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "estimate", "will", "may" and negatives or derivatives of these or similar expressions, ILPT is making forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon ILPT’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by ILPT’s forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond ILPT’s control. For example:

  • Mr. Murray states that ILPT’s third quarter results were highlighted by strong growth in same property cash basis NOI, robust leasing activity and expansion of ILPT’s high quality industrial and logistics portfolio. These statements may imply that ILPT will achieve similar or better results in the future. In addition, Mr. Murray’s statement regarding continued demand for ILPT’s properties as well as ongoing market strength within the broader industrial real estate sector may imply that the market will remain strong and ILPT will benefit from the market as a result. However, ILPT’s business is subject to various risks, and leasing activity and occupancy depend on various factors, including the timing of lease expirations, leasing demand at ILPT’s properties, ILPT’s ability to successfully compete for tenants and other economic and market conditions. Also, the demand in the industrial real estate sector may decline in the future. As a result, ILPT may not achieve similar or better results in the future, and

  • Mr. Murray states that ILPT remains focused on acquiring high quality properties with stable cash flows and a favorable risk-adjusted return profile and that ILPT continues to evaluate attractive opportunities for further growth, which allows ILPT to drive cash flow growth. However, ILPT may not be successful in this regard, and as a result, ILPT may not grow as intended or at all and ILPT’s future operating results and cash flow may decline.

The information contained in ILPT’s filings with the SEC, including under "Risk Factors" in ILPT’s periodic reports, or incorporated therein, identifies important factors that could cause ILPT’s actual results to differ materially from those stated in or implied by ILPT’s forward-looking statements. ILPT’s filings with the SEC are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

You should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements.

Except as required by law, ILPT does not intend to update or change any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Contacts

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(617) 658-0776

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