Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Announces First Quarter Results

04/25/2013 Category: Earnings

Edison, New Jersey—April 25, 2013—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today reported its results for the first quarter 2013.

Recent highlights include:

- Reported funds from operations of $0.63 per diluted share;

- Reported net income of $0.13 per diluted share;

- Acquired luxury multi-family properties in Metro Boston;

- Acquired joint venture interest in luxury multi-family property in Arlington, Virginia; and

- Sold Westchester County property.


Funds from operations (FFO) available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 amounted to $63.0 million, or $0.63 per share.

Net income available to common shareholders for the first quarter 2013 equaled $11.6 million, or $0.13 per share.

Total revenues for the first quarter 2013 were $181.8 million.

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

The Company had 87,923,776 shares of common stock, and 12,081,440 common operating partnership units outstanding as of March 31, 2013. The Company had a total of 100,005,216 common shares/common units outstanding at March 31, 2013.

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had total indebtedness of approximately $2.3 billion, with a weighted average annual interest rate of 5.68 percent.

The Company had a debt-to-undepreciated assets ratio of 38.1 percent at March 31, 2013. The Company had an interest coverage ratio of 3.1 times for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer, commented, “During the quarter we continued to execute on our strategy of recycling our capital out of non-core assets to fuel our diversification into multi-family residential.”


In January, the Company acquired Alterra at Overlook Ridge 1A, a 310-unit multi-family rental property located in Revere, Massachusetts, for approximately $61.3 million in cash. In April, the Company acquired Alterra at Overlook Ridge 1B, a 412-unit multi-family property in Revere, Massachusetts, for approximately $88 million. The Company funded the acquisitions primarily through borrowings under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility.

In March, the Company entered into a joint venture with a fund advised by UBS Global Asset Management to form Crystal House Apartments Investors LLC which acquired an 828-unit multi-family property known as Crystal House located in Arlington, Virginia for approximately $262.5 million. The acquisition included vacant land to accommodate the development of approximately 295 additional units of which 252 are currently approved. The Company holds a 25 percent interest in the Crystal House property and a 50 percent interest in the vacant land. The luxury multi-family property currently consists of two twelve-story towers with garage and surface parking.


In April, the Company sold 19 Skyline Drive, located in Hawthorne, New York, for approximately $16 million. The vacant five-story, 248,400-square-foot building was sold to New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System.


Mack-Cali’s consolidated in-service portfolio was 86.0 percent leased at March 31, 2013, as compared to 87.2 percent leased at December 31, 2012.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the Company executed 153 leases at its consolidated in-service portfolio totaling 1,028,903 square feet, consisting of 753,670 square feet of office space, 261,643 square feet of office/flex space and 13,590 square feet of industrial/warehouse space. Of these totals, 245,781 square feet were for new leases and 783,122 square feet were for lease renewals and other tenant retention transactions.

Highlights of the quarter’s leasing transactions include:

- The Ayco Company, L.P., a provider of financial counseling and education services for corporate executives and employees, signed a renewal of 38,878 square feet at 8 Campus Drive, located in Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany. The 215,265 square-foot office building is 59.5 percent leased.

- Kiewit Infrastructure Co., a construction, mining, and engineering corporation, signed a transaction totaling 53,730 square feet consisting of a 42,640 square-foot renewal and an 11,090 square-foot expansion at 470 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake. With its expansion, Kiewit now leases the entire building.

- The Sherwin-Williams Company, a specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, signed a renewal for 37,055 square feet at 10 Mountainview Road in Upper Saddle River. The 192,000 square-foot office building is 82.4 percent leased.

- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financing LLC, a global financial services firm, signed a renewal for 26,262 square feet at Mack-Cali Centre III, 140 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus. The 239,680 square-foot office building is 91.9 percent leased.

- Decisions Resources LLC, a provider of market research publications, advisory services, and consulting for the healthcare industry, signed a new lease for 22,453 square feet at 5 Wood Hollow Road in Parsippany. The 317,040 square-foot office building is 95.2 percent leased.

- UBS Financial Services Inc., a global financial services firm, signed a transaction totaling 26,713 square feet consisting of a 23,373 square-foot renewal and a 3,340 square-foot expansion at One River Centre, 331 Newman Springs Road, Building One in Middletown. The 122,594 square-foot office building is 86.1 percent leased. The three-building office complex, totaling 437,472 square feet, is 95.4 percent leased.

- TT Government Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Applied Communication Sciences, signed a new lease for 27,635 square feet at One River Center, 331 Newman Springs Road, Building Two in Middletown. The 120,360 square-foot office building is 97.5 percent leased.

- Paychex North America Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions, signed a renewal for 30,156 square feet at 30 Knightsbridge Road in Piscataway. The four-building office complex, totaling 680,350 square feet, is 92.7 percent leased.

- Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc., a provider of environmental consulting, engineering, and technical field services, signed a renewal for 30,070 square feet at 1340 Campus Parkway in Wall Township. The 72,502 square-foot office/flex building, located in Monmouth Shores Corporate Park, is 100 percent leased.

- Publishers Circulation Fulfillment, Inc., a provider of distribution solutions for publications, signed a renewal for 24,112 square feet at 300 Executive Boulevard in Elmsford. The 60,000 square-foot office/flex building, located in Cross Westchester Executive Park, is 100 percent leased.

- Prism Color Corp., a provider of prepress and printing services, signed a renewal for 37,320 square feet at 31 Twosome Drive in Moorestown. The 84,200 square-foot office/flex building, located in Moorestown West Corporate Center, is 100 percent leased.

- Bozzuto & Associates, Inc., a diversified residential real estate company, signed a new lease for 74,117 square feet at 6406 Ivy Lane in Greenbelt. The 163,857 square-foot office building, located in Capital Office Park, is 58.4 percent leased. The 842,258 square-foot office complex is 76.0 percent leased.

Included in the Company’s Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the first quarter 2013 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 2013, 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 25, 2013 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 (719) 325-2491 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 25, 2013 through May 2, 2013.

A replay of the call will also be accessible during the same time period by calling (719) 457-0820 and using the pass code 6279846.

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 2013 Form 10-Q:

First Quarter 2013 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 noncontrolling interest of unitholders, computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), excluding gains (or losses) from extraordinary items, sales of depreciable rental property, and impairments related to depreciable rental property, 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 as FFO per share excludes the effect of depreciation, gains (or losses) from sales of properties and impairments related to depreciable rental property (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 available to common shareholders 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 279 properties, consisting of 270 office and office/flex properties totaling approximately 31.3 million square feet and nine multi-family rental properties containing over 3,300 residential units, all located in the Northeast. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of commercial and residential 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 Quarterly 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,” “potential,” “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.