Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Announces First Quarter Results

04/28/2011 Category: Earnings

Edison, New Jersey—April 28, 2011—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today reported its results for the first quarter 2011.

Recent highlights include:

- Reported funds from operations of $0.70 per diluted share;

- Reported net income of $0.19 per diluted share;

- Completed a public offering of 7.2 million shares of common stock; and

- Declared $0.45 per share quarterly cash common stock dividend.

Funds from operations (FFO) available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 amounted to $67.3 million, or $0.70 per share.

Net income available to common shareholders for the first quarter 2011 equaled $15.7 million, or $0.19 per share. Total revenues for the first quarter 2011 were $186.3 million.

All per share amounts presented above are on a diluted basis.

The Company had 86,933,001 shares of common stock, 10,000 shares of 8 percent Series C cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock ($25,000 liquidation value per share), and 12,878,404 common operating partnership units outstanding as of March 31, 2011. The Company had a total of 99,811,405 common shares/common units outstanding at March 31, 2011.

As of March 31, 2011, the Company had total indebtedness of approximately $1.9 billion, with a weighted average annual interest rate of 6.55 percent.

The Company had a debt-to-undepreciated assets ratio of 33.4 percent at March 31, 2011. The Company had an interest coverage ratio of 3.2 times for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.

"While we anticipated a particularly challenging quarter due to scheduled lease expirations, we saw solid leasing activity and are hopeful this will continue. In the first quarter, we also took advantage of the improving capital markets environment and completed the sale of 7.2 million shares of common stock, netting us proceeds of $227 million. This successful execution enhanced our financial flexibility," commented Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer.

On February 18, 2011, the Company completed a public offering of 7,187,500 shares of common stock and used the net proceeds, which totaled approximately $227.4 million (after offering costs) primarily to repay borrowings under its unsecured revolving credit facility.

In March, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.45 per common share (indicating an annual rate of $1.80 per common share) for the first quarter 2011, which was paid on April 15, 2011 to shareholders of record as of April 5, 2011.

The Board also declared a cash dividend on the Company’s 8 percent Series C cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock ($25 liquidation value per depositary share, each representing 1/100th of a share of preferred stock) equal to $0.50 per depositary share for the period January 15, 2011 through April 14, 2011. The dividend was paid on April 15, 2011 to shareholders of record as of April 5, 2011.

Mack-Cali’s consolidated in-service portfolio was 88.2 percent leased at March 31, 2011, as compared to 89.1 percent leased at December 31, 2010.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, the Company executed 148 leases at its consolidated in-service portfolio totaling 1,128,595 square feet, consisting of 882,130 square feet of office space and 246,465 square feet of office/flex space. Of these totals, 247,784 square feet were for new leases and 880,811 square feet were for lease renewals and other tenant retention transactions.

Highlights of the quarter’s leasing transactions include:

- The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, signed a renewal for 137,076 square feet at Harborside Financial Center Plaza 3 in Jersey City. The 725,600 square-foot office building is 95.6 percent leased.

- Jefferies & Company Inc., an investment bank and operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group, Inc., signed a new lease for 62,763 square feet at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City. Jefferies also extended the term of 55,560 square feet at Harborside Financial Center Plaza 3. 101 Hudson Street is a 1,246,283 square-foot office building that is 87.2 percent leased.

- Movado Group Inc., one of the world’s premier watchmakers, signed a renewal for 90,050 square feet at Mack-Cali Centre II, located at 650 From Road in Paramus. The 348,510 square-foot office building is 80.5 percent leased.

- Fiserv Solutions Inc., an information technology provider, signed a renewal for the entire 75,000 square-foot office building at 250 Johnson Road in Morris Plains.

- Leo Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, signed transactions totaling 29,134 square feet including a renewal for 12,654 square feet and an expansion for 16,480 square feet at One Sylvan Way in Parsippany. The 150,557 square-foot office building, located in Mack-Cali Business Campus, is 85.1 percent leased.

- Universal Hospital Services, Inc., a medical equipment management solutions provider, signed a renewal for 21,245 square feet at 1 Center Court in Totowa. The 38,961 square-foot office/flex building, located in Mack-Cali Commercenter, is 100 percent leased.

- Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz, P.A., a law firm, signed a renewal for 26,827 square feet at 100 Willowbrook Road in Freehold. The 60,557 square-foot office building, located in Monmouth Executive Center, is 64.2 percent leased.

- The Travelers Indemnity Co., an insurance company, signed a renewal for 24,450 square feet at 343 Thornall Street in Edison. The 195,709 square-foot office building is 94.8 percent leased.

- Quintiles, Inc., a pharmaceutical services organization, signed a renewal for 18,620 square feet at 8 Skyline Drive in Hawthorne. The 50,000 square-foot office/flex building, located in Mid-Westchester Executive Park, is 98.7 percent leased.

- Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, a law firm, signed a new lease for 37,404 square feet at 125 Broad Street in Manhattan. Mack-Cali’s ownership interests in the building of 524,476 square-feet are 65.8 percent leased.

- Merchant Services, Inc., a credit card processing company, signed transactions totaling 24,000 square feet at 102 Commerce Drive in Moorestown, New Jersey including a renewal for 19,200 square feet and an expansion of 4,800 square feet. The 38,400 square-foot office/flex building, located in Moorestown West Corporate Center, is 100 percent leased.

Included in the Company’s Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the first quarter 2011 are schedules highlighting the leasing statistics for both the Company’s consolidated and joint venture properties.

The supplemental information is available on Mack-Cali’s website, as follows:

The Company expressed comfort with net income and FFO per diluted share for the full year 2011, as follows:

These estimates reflect management’s view of current market conditions and certain assumptions with regard to rental rates, occupancy levels and other assumptions/projections. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

An earnings conference call with management is scheduled for today, April 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, which will be broadcast live via the Internet at:

The live conference call is also accessible by calling (913) 312-0976 and requesting the Mack-Cali conference call.

The conference call will be rebroadcast on Mack-Cali’s website at beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 28, 2011 through May 5, 2011.

A replay of the call will also be accessible during the same time period by calling (719) 457-0820 and using the pass code 6213199.

Copies of Mack-Cali’s Form 10-Q and Supplemental Operating and Financial Data are available on Mack-Cali’s website, as follows:

First Quarter 2011 Form 10-Q:

First Quarter 2011 Supplemental Operating and Financial Data:

In addition, these items are available upon request from:
Mack-Cali Investor Relations Department
343 Thornall Street, Edison, New Jersey 08837-2206
(732) 590-1000 ext. 1143

Funds from operations (“FFO”) is defined as net income (loss) before minority interest of unitholders, computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), excluding gains (or losses) from extraordinary items and sales of depreciable rental property (which the Company believes includes unrealized losses on properties held for sale), plus real estate-related depreciation and amortization. The Company believes that FFO per share is helpful to investors as one of several measures of the performance of an equity REIT. The Company further believes that by excluding the effect of depreciation and gains (or losses) from sales of properties (all of which are based on historical costs which may be of limited relevance in evaluating current performance), FFO per share can facilitate comparison of operating performance between equity REITs. FFO per share should not be considered as an alternative to net income per share as an indication of the Company’s performance or to cash flows as a measure of liquidity. FFO per share presented herein is not necessarily comparable to FFO per share presented by other real estate companies due to the fact that not all real estate companies use the same definition. However, the Company’s FFO per share is comparable to the FFO per share of real estate companies that use the current definition of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). A reconciliation of net income per share to FFO per share is included in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) providing management, leasing, development, construction and other tenant-related services for its class A real estate portfolio. Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 277 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 32.2 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of over 2,000 tenants.

Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is available on the Company’s website at

The information in this press release must be read in conjunction with, and is modified in its entirety by, the Annual Report on Form 10-Q (the “10-Q”) filed by the Company for the same period with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and all of the Company’s other public filings with the SEC (the “Public Filings”). In particular, the financial information contained herein is subject to and qualified by reference to the financial statements contained in the 10-Q, the footnotes thereto and the limitations set forth therein. Investors may not rely on the press release without reference to the 10-Q and the Public Filings.

Statements made in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “plan,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue,” or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate, and involve factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and are advised to consider the factors listed above together with the additional factors under the heading “Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, as may be supplemented or amended by the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are incorporated herein by reference. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise.