SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMB Property Corporation® (NYSE: AMB), a leading owner, operator and developer of global industrial real estate, today reported results for the first quarter of 2011. Core FFO per fully diluted share and unit, as adjusted, was $0.32 for the first quarter of 2011 as compared to $0.29 the same period in 2010. Core FFO, as adjusted, excludes the recognition of development gains of $1.1 million and merger costs of $3.7 million. Funds from operations, as adjusted, per fully diluted share and unit, was $0.33 for the first quarter of 2011 as compared to $0.31 the same period in 2010. FFO, as adjusted, includes development gains but excludes merger transaction costs.

Net income available to common stockholders per fully diluted share ("EPS") for the first quarter of 2011 was $0.05, as compared to a loss of $(0.03) for the same quarter in 2010.

"The global economic recovery is continuing to gain strength as we anticipated," said Hamid R. Moghadam, chairman and CEO. "Global consumption, production and trade are past previous peak levels today and we expect U.S. inventory growth to accelerate this year. With emerging markets already ahead of the curve, we believe a broader improvement of operating fundamentals will lead to an increase in demand for logistics space globally." 

Owned and Managed Portfolio Operating Results

AMB's operating portfolio was 92.8 percent occupied as of March 31, 2011, with an average occupancy rate of 92.4 percent for the quarter. Cash-basis same store net operating income ("SS NOI") increased by 0.2 percent for the first quarter as compared to (5.1) percent for the same period in 2010. Average rent on renewals and rollovers in AMB's operating portfolio decreased 12.6 percent for the trailing four quarters ended March 31, 2011.

Leasing Activity  

During the first quarter, the company leased a total of 8.9 million square feet (826,800 square meters) of its operating portfolio. This volume of leasing represents the highest first quarter in its 27-year history. The company leased 469,000 square feet (40,500 square meters) of its development portfolio in the first quarter 2011.

Private Capital Activity

During the first quarter, the company raised a record $1.1 billion in new third party equity, including:

  • $566 million (400 million euros using the March 31, 2011 exchange rate) raised for AMB Europe Logistics Joint Venture, focused on core investments; and
  • $500 million raised for AMB China Logistics Venture I, a development joint venture.
 

"AMB raised more third party equity in the first quarter alone than we have ever done in a full year. Private capital will continue to be an important driver of the business, and today we have $3.2 billion of capital in our various partnerships and ventures available for future deployment," said Guy F. Jaquier, president, Europe & Asia president; Private Capital. "Large global institutions are seeking general partners with a commitment to aligning interests through co-investment, deep operating and sector expertise, and a strong track record across cycles. We line up well with these requirements."

Subsequent to quarter end, the company raised $87.6 million of third-party equity in AMB U.S. Logistics Fund.

Capital Deployment

During the first quarter, the company deployed approximately $323 million of capital, which included:

  • $300 million of new development starts in Japan, Brazil, China, and Germany;
  • Approximately $23 million in acquisitions at a stabilized capitalization rate of 6.2 percent, comprised of two  properties totaling approximately 308,300 square feet (28,640 square meters); and
  • Dispositions totaling approximately $78 million in the first quarter.  
 

Subsequent to quarter end, $168 million of assets were contributed by AMB to AMB's China Logistics Venture I Fund comprising approximately 2.6 million square feet (241,000 square meters) of operating and properties under development with a build out potential of 2.4 million square feet (227,000 square meters).

Also subsequent to quarter end, the company acquired its partner's 50 percent interest in its AMB-SGP Joint Venture.

Liquidity

As of March 31, 2011, the company's liquidity was more than $1.4 billion, consisting of approximately $1.2 billion of availability on its lines of credit and approximately $204 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents.

Japan Update

All of the company's facilities in Japan are fully operational. With the exception of its facility in Sendai, damages were largely superficial and repairs have been substantially completed. AMB's portion, including its share of the Japan Fund, of uninsured losses associated with the earthquake is approximately $2.7 million. AMB is providing displaced customers and relief agencies with temporary space to support recovery efforts. AMB made a donation to the Red Cross International Response Fund for relief and recovery efforts and is also encouraging employees to contribute to the rescue efforts with the company matching these contributions.

FFO Guidance

The company maintains its previous full-year 2011 Core FFO, as adjusted, guidance of $1.30 to $1.40 per share, which excludes the recognition of gains from development activities and excludes any impact of costs associated with the proposed merger with ProLogis.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2011 results on Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. Stockholders and interested parties may listen to a live broadcast of the conference call by dialing 877 256 7020 (from the U.S. and Canada) or +1 706 643 7823 (from all other countries) and using reservation code 54105336. A webcast can be accessed through the company's website at www.amb.com in the Investor Relations section.

If you are unable to listen to the live conference call, a telephone and webcast replay will be available through the company's website at www.amb.com in the Investor Relations section until 5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT / on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 800 642 1687 (from the U.S. and Canada) or +1 706 645 9291 (from all other countries) with the reservation code 54105336. The webcast and podcast will be available for the same time period and can be accessed through the company's website at www.amb.com in the Investor Relations section.

Supplemental Earnings Measures

Included in the footnotes to the company's attached financial statements is a discussion of why management believes FFO, as adjusted, FFOPS, as adjusted, Core FFO, as adjusted, and Core FFOPS, as adjusted and FFO, as defined by NAREIT (the "FFO Measures, as adjusted"), are useful supplemental measures of operating performance, ways in which investors might use the FFO Measures, as adjusted when assessing the company's financial performance and the limitations of the FFO Measures, as adjusted, as a measurement tool. Reconciliation from net income (loss) available to common stockholders to the FFO Measures, as adjusted are provided in the attached tables and published in the company's quarterly supplemental analyst package, available on the company's website at www.amb.com.

AMB defines net operating income ("NOI") as rental revenues, including reimbursements, less property operating expenses. NOI excludes depreciation, amortization, general and administrative expenses, restructuring charges, real estate impairment losses, merger transaction costs,  development profits (losses), gains (losses) from sale or contribution of real estate interests, and interest expense. AMB believes that net income, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. However, NOI is a useful supplemental measure calculated to help investors understand AMB's operating performance, excluding the effects of gains (losses), costs and expenses which are not related to the performance of the assets. NOI is widely used by the real estate industry as a useful supplemental measure, which helps investors compare AMB's operating performance with that of other companies. Real estate impairment losses have been excluded in deriving NOI because AMB does not consider its impairment losses to be a property operating expense. AMB believes that the exclusion of impairment losses from NOI is a common methodology used in the real estate industry. Real estate impairment losses relate to the changing values of AMB's assets but do not reflect the current operating performance of the assets with respect to their revenues or expenses. AMB's real estate impairment losses are non-cash charges which represent the write down in the value of assets when estimated fair value over the holding period is lower than current carrying value. The impairment charges were principally a result of increases in estimated capitalization rates and deterioration in market conditions that adversely impacted underlying real estate values. Therefore, the impairment charges are not related to the current performance of AMB's real estate operations and should be excluded from its calculation of NOI.

AMB considers cash-basis same store net operating income ("SS NOI") to be a useful supplemental measure of our operating performance for properties that are considered part of the same store pool. AMB defines SS NOI as NOI on a same store basis excluding straight line rents and amortization of lease intangibles. Same store pool includes all properties that are owned as of the end of both the current and prior year reporting periods and excludes development properties for both the current and prior reporting periods. The same store pool is set annually and excludes properties purchased and developments stabilized after December 31, 2009. AMB considers SS NOI to be an appropriate and useful supplemental performance measure because it reflects the operating performance of the real estate portfolio excluding effects of non-cash adjustments and provides a better measure of actual cash basis rental growth for a year-over-year comparison. In addition, AMB believes that SS NOI helps investors compare the operating performance of AMB's real estate as compared to other companies. While SS NOI is a relevant and widely used measure of operating performance of real estate investment trusts, it does not represent cash flow from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to those measures in evaluating our liquidity or operating performance. SS NOI also does not reflect general and administrative expenses, interest expenses, real estate impairment losses, merger transaction costs, depreciation and amortization costs, capital expenditures and leasing costs, or trends in development and construction activities that could materially impact our results from operations. Further, AMB's computation of SS NOI may not be comparable to that of other real estate companies, as they may use different methodologies for calculating SS NOI. A reconciliation from net income (loss) to SS NOI is provided below (dollars in thousands) and published in AMB's quarterly supplemental analyst package, available on AMB's website at www.amb.com.

 

For the Quarters Ended

   
 

March 31,

   
 

2011

 

2010

   

Net income (loss)

$           14,322

 

$              (620)

   

Private capital income

(7,683)

 

(7,445)

   

Depreciation and amortization

54,986

 

47,381

   

General and administrative and fund costs

30,902

 

32,265

   

Restructuring charges

-

 

2,973

   

Merger transaction costs

3,697

 

-

   

Total other income and expenses

26,850

 

24,813

   

Total discontinued operations

(17,051)

 

(840)

   

NOI

106,023

 

98,527

   

Less non same-store NOI

(18,888)

 

(11,233)

   

Less non cash adjustments(1)

(2,279)

 

(2,877)

   

Cash-basis same-store NOI

$           84,856

 

$           84,417

   

Less lease termination fees

$              (393)

 

$              (638)

   

Cash-basis same-store NOI, excluding lease termination fees

$           84,463

 

$           83,779

   
   
         

 

(1) Non-cash adjustments include straight line rents and amortization of lease intangibles for the same store pool only (dollars in thousands).

"Owned and managed" is defined by the company as assets in which the company has at least a 10 percent ownership interest, is the property or asset manager, and which it currently intends to hold for the long-term.

AMB Property Corporation.®  Local partner to global trade.™

AMB Property Corporation® is a leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. As of March 31, 2011, AMB owned, or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 161 million square feet (15 million square meters) in 49 markets within 15 countries. AMB invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio is comprised of High Throughput Distribution® facilities—industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.

AMB's press releases are available on the company website at www.amb.com or by contacting the Investor Relations department at +1 415 394 9000.

Some of the information included in this press release contains forward-looking statements, such as those related to positive net absorption, global economic recovery, global consumption, production and trade levels, U.S. inventory growth, damage estimates from the Japan earthquake, future investments in our co-investment ventures and joint ventures, renewal of our lines of credit, future financing activity, ability to access attractive financing globally, taking advantage of current interest rates and term out our debt maturities, our growth opportunities, retention of our target leverage levels, operating forecasts, the recovery of our operating performance, improvements in the operating environment and customer demand, long term prospects for AMB and industrial real estate, the recovery of leading business indicators, estimated build-out potential of AMB's acquisitions, estimated total investment of development starts, and 2010 and 2011 results and Core FFO, as adjusted, guidance, which are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, and you should not rely on the forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The events or circumstances reflected in forward-looking statements might not occur. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. You can also identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. Forward-looking statements are necessarily dependent on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and we may not be able to realize them. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our analysis only and speak only as of the date of this report or the dates indicated in the statements. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: changes in general economic conditions in California, the U.S. or globally (including financial market fluctuations), global trade or in the real estate sector (including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment charges); risks associated with using debt to fund the company's business activities, including refinancing and interest rate risks; the company's failure to obtain, renew, or extend necessary financing or access the debt or equity markets; the company's failure to maintain its current credit agency ratings or comply with its debt covenants; risks related to the proposed merger transaction with ProLogis, including litigation related to the merger, any decreases in the price of ProLogis stock, and the risk that, if completed, the merger may not achieve its intended results; risks associated with the ability to consummate the merger and the timing of the closing of the merger; risks related to the company's obligations in the event of certain defaults under co-investment venture and other debt;  risks associated with equity and debt securities financings (including risk of dilution); defaults on or non-renewal of leases by customers, lease renewals at lower than expected rent or failure to lease properties at all or on favorable rents and terms; difficulties in identifying properties, portfolios of properties, or interests in real-estate related entities or platforms to acquire and in effecting acquisitions on advantageous terms and the failure of acquisitions to perform as the company expects; unknown liabilities acquired in connection with the acquired properties, portfolios of properties, or interests in real-estate related entities; the company's failure to successfully integrate acquired properties and operations; risks and uncertainties affecting property development, redevelopment and value-added conversion (including construction delays, cost overruns, the company's inability to obtain necessary permits and financing, the company's inability to lease properties at all or at favorable rents and terms, and public opposition to these activities); the company's failure to set up additional funds, attract additional investment in existing funds or to contribute properties to its co-investment ventures due to such factors as its inability to acquire, develop, or lease properties that meet the investment criteria of such ventures, or the co-investment ventures' inability to access debt and equity capital to pay for property contributions or their allocation of available capital to cover other capital requirements; risks and uncertainties relating to the disposition of properties to third parties and the company's ability to effect such transactions on advantageous terms and to timely reinvest proceeds from any such dispositions; risks of doing business internationally and global expansion, including unfamiliarity with the new markets and currency risks; risks of changing personnel and roles;  losses in excess of the company's insurance coverage; changes in local, state and federal regulatory requirements, including changes in real estate, tax and zoning laws; increases in real property tax rates; risks associated with the company's tax structuring; increases in interest rates and operating costs or greater than expected capital expenditures; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; and our failure to qualify and maintain our status as a real estate investment trust.  Our success also depends upon economic trends generally, various market conditions and fluctuations and those other risk factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
         
 

For the Quarters Ended March 31,

 
 

2011

 

2010

 

Revenues

       

Rental revenues

$ 158,085

 

$ 146,645

 

Private capital revenues

7,683

 

7,445

 

Total revenues

165,768

 

154,090

 

Costs and expenses

       

Property operating costs

(52,062)

 

(48,118)

 

Depreciation and amortization

(54,986)

 

(47,381)

 

General and administrative

(30,661)

 

(31,951)

 

Restructuring charges

-

 

(2,973)

 

Merger transaction costs

(3,697)

 

-

 

Fund costs

(241)

 

(314)

 

Other expenses(1)

(946)

 

(1,191)

 

Total costs and expenses

(142,593)

 

(131,928)

 

Other income and expenses

       

Development profits, net of taxes

-

 

4,803

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures, net

7,800

 

3,875

 

Other income(1)

1,238

 

289

 

Interest expense, including amortization

(34,942)

 

(32,589)

 

Total other income and expenses, net

(25,904)

 

(23,622)

 

Loss from continuing operations

(2,729)

 

(1,460)

 

Discontinued operations

       

Income attributable to discontinued operations

870

 

840

 

Development profits, net of taxes

1,637

 

-

 

Gains from sale of real estate interests, net of taxes

14,544

 

-

 

Total discontinued operations

17,051

 

840

 

Net income (loss)

14,322

 

(620)

 

Noncontrolling interests' share of net (income) loss

       

Joint venture partners' share of net (income) loss

(2,049)

 

375

 

Joint venture partners' and limited partnership unitholders' share of development profits, net of taxes

(29)

 

(106)

 

Limited partnership unitholders

(116)

 

200

 

Total noncontrolling interests' share of net (income) loss

(2,194)

 

469

 

Net income (loss) attributable to AMB Property Corporation

12,128

 

(151)

 

Preferred stock dividends

(3,952)

 

(3,952)

 

Allocation to participating securities(2)

(355)

 

(344)

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders

$     7,821

 

$   (4,447)

 
         

Net income (loss) per common share (diluted)

$       0.05

 

$     (0.03)

 

Weighted average common shares (diluted)

   168,100

 

   148,666

 
       

 

(1) Includes changes in liabilities and assets associated with AMB's deferred compensation plan for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 of  $775 and $919, respectively.

(2) Represents net income attributable to AMB Property Corporation, net of preferred stock dividends, allocated to outstanding unvested restricted shares. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, there were 1,269 unvested restricted shares outstanding. For the three  months ended March 31, 2010, there were 1,228 unvested restricted shares outstanding.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS, AS ADJUSTED (1)

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
 

For the Quarters Ended March 31,

 
 

2011

 

2010

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders

$   7,821

 

$ (4,447)

 

Gains from sale or contribution of real estate interests, net of taxes

(14,544)

 

-

 

Depreciation and amortization

       

Total depreciation and amortization

54,986

 

47,381

 

Discontinued operations' depreciation

28

 

1,279

 

Non-real estate depreciation

(1,897)

 

(2,545)

 

Adjustment for depreciation on development profits

(525)

 

(1,546)

 

Adjustments to derive FFO, as defined by NAREIT, from noncontrolling interests

       

Joint venture partners' noncontrolling interests (Net income (loss))

2,049

 

(375)

 

Limited partnership unitholders' noncontrolling interests (Net income (loss)

       

and development profits)

145

 

(94)

 

FFO, as defined by NAREIT, attributable to joint venture partners' noncontrolling interests

(7,542)

 

(5,380)

 

Adjustments to derive FFO, as defined by NAREIT, from unconsolidated joint ventures

       

AMB's share of net income

(7,800)

 

(3,875)

 

AMB's share of FFO, as defined by NAREIT

20,881

 

14,453

 

Funds from operations, as defined by NAREIT(1)

$ 53,602

 

$ 44,851

 

Adjustments for impairments, restructuring charges, merger transaction costs

       

and debt extinguishment

       

Restructuring charges

-

 

2,973

 

Merger transaction costs

3,697

 

-

 

Allocation to participating securities(2)

(69)

 

(42)

 

Funds from operations, as adjusted(1)

$ 57,230

 

$ 47,782

 
         

FFO, as adjusted per common share and unit (diluted)

$     0.33

 

$     0.31

 

Weighted average common shares and units (diluted)

172,973

 

152,770

 
         
         

Core Funds From Operations, as adjusted

       

Funds from operations, as adjusted

$ 57,230

 

$ 47,782

 

Development profits, net of taxes

(1,112)

 

(3,257)

 

Joint venture partners' and limited partnership unitholders' share of development

       

    profits, net of taxes

29

 

106

 

Limited partnership unitholders' noncontrolling interests (Development profits)

(29)

 

(106)

 

Allocation to participating securities(2)

8

 

26

 

Core Funds From Operations, as adjusted(1)

$ 56,126

 

$ 44,551

 
         

Core FFO, as adjusted per common share and unit (diluted)

$     0.32

 

$     0.29

 

Weighted average common shares and units (diluted)

172,973

 

152,770

 
       

 

(1) Funds From Operations, as adjusted, ("FFO, as adjusted,"), Funds From Operations, Per Share and Unit, as adjusted  ("FFOPS, as adjusted"), Core FFO, as adjusted,  Core FFO Per Share and Unit, as adjusted, ("Core FFOPS, as adjusted" ) and Funds From Operations, as defined by NAREIT ("FFO, as defined by NAREIT")( together with FFO, as adjusted, FFOPS, as adjusted, Core FFO, as adjusted, Core FFOPS, as adjusted, and FFO, as defined by NAREIT, the "FFO Measures, as adjusted"). AMB believes that net income, as defined by U.S. GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. However, AMB considers funds from operations, as adjusted (or FFO, as adjusted), FFO per share and unit, as adjusted (or FFOPS, as adjusted), Core FFO, as adjusted, Core FFO per share and unit, as adjusted (or Core FFOPS, as adjusted) and FFO, as defined by NAREIT, to be useful supplemental measures of its operating performance. AMB defines FFOPS, as adjusted, as FFO, as adjusted, per fully diluted weighted average share of AMB's common stock and operating partnership units. AMB calculates FFO, as adjusted, as net income ( or loss) available to common stockholders, calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, less gains (or losses) from dispositions of real estate held for investment purposes and real estate-related depreciation, and adjustments to derive AMB's pro rata share of FFO, as adjusted, of consolidated and unconsolidated joint ventures. AMB defines Core FFOPS, as adjusted as Core FFO, as adjusted per fully diluted weighted share of AMB's common stock and operating partnership units. AMB calculates Core FFO, as adjusted as FFO, as adjusted excluding AMB's share of development profits. These calculations also include adjustments for items as described below.

Unless stated otherwise, AMB includes the gains from development, including those from value-added conversion projects before depreciation recapture, as a component of FFO, as adjusted. AMB believes gains from development should be included in FFO, as adjusted, to more completely reflect the performance of one of our lines of business. AMB believes that value-added conversion dispositions are in substance land sales and as such should be included in FFO, as adjusted, consistent with the real estate investment trust industry's long standing practice to include gains on the sale of land in funds from operations. However, AMB's interpretation of FFO, as adjusted, or FFOPS, as adjusted, may not be consistent with the views of others in the real estate investment trust industry, who may consider it to be a divergence from the NAREIT definition, and may not be comparable to funds from operations or funds from operations per share and unit reported by other real estate investment trusts that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than AMB does. In connection with the formation of a joint venture, AMB may warehouse assets that are acquired with the intent to contribute these assets to the newly formed venture. Some of the properties held for contribution may, under certain circumstances, be required to be depreciated under U.S. GAAP.  AMB includes in its calculation of FFO, as adjusted, gains or losses related to the contribution of previously depreciated real estate to joint ventures. Although it is a departure from the current NAREIT definition, AMB believes such calculation of FFO, as adjusted, better reflects the value created as a result of the contributions.

In addition, AMB calculates FFO, as adjusted, to exclude impairment and restructuring charges, merger transaction costs, debt extinguishment losses and the preferred unit redemption discount. The impairment charges were principally a result of increases in estimated capitalization rates and deterioration in market conditions that adversely impacted values. The restructuring charges reflected costs associated with AMB's reduction in global headcount and cost structure. Debt extinguishment losses generally included the costs of repurchasing debt securities. AMB repurchased certain tranches of senior unsecured debt to manage its debt maturities in response to the current financing environment, resulting in greater debt extinguishment costs. The preferred unit redemption discount reflects the gain associated with the discount to liquidation preference in the preferred unit redemption price less costs incurred as a result of the redemption. Although difficult to predict, these items may be recurring given the uncertainty of the current economic climate and its adverse effects on the real estate and financial markets. While not infrequent or unusual in nature, these items result from market fluctuations that can have inconsistent effects on AMB's results of operations. The economics underlying these items reflect market and financing conditions in the short-term but can obscure AMB's performance and the value of AMB's long-term investment decisions and strategies. The merger transaction costs, which reflected costs associated with AMB's potential merger transaction with ProLogis, represented fluctuations that can have inconsistent effects on AMB's results of operations. Management believes FFO, as adjusted, is significant and useful to both it and its investors. FFO, as adjusted, more appropriately reflects the value and strength of AMB's business model and its potential performance isolated from the volatility of the current economic environment and unobscured by costs (or gains) resulting from AMB's management of its financing profile in response to the tightening of the capital markets. However, in addition to the limitations of FFO Measures, as adjusted, generally discussed below, FFO, as adjusted, does not present a comprehensive measure of AMB's financial condition and operating performance. This measure is a modification of the NAREIT definition of funds from operations and should not be used as an alternative to net income or cash as defined by U.S. GAAP.

AMB believes that the FFO Measures, as adjusted, are meaningful supplemental measures of its operating performance because historical cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with U.S. GAAP implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time, as reflected through depreciation and amortization expenses. However, since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market and other conditions, many industry investors and analysts have considered presentation of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient. Thus, the FFO Measures, as adjusted, are supplemental measures of operating performance for real estate investment trusts that exclude historical cost depreciation and amortization, among other items, from net income available to common stockholders, as defined by U.S. GAAP. AMB believes that the use of the FFO Measures, as adjusted, combined with the required U.S. GAAP presentations, has been beneficial in improving the understanding of operating results of real estate investment trusts among the investing public and making comparisons of operating results among such companies more meaningful. AMB considers the FFO Measures, as adjusted, to be useful measures for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because, by excluding gains or losses related to sales of previously depreciated operating real estate assets and real estate depreciation and amortization, the FFO Measures, as adjusted, can help the investing public compare the operating performance of a company's real estate between periods or as compared to other companies. While funds from operations and funds from operations per share are relevant and widely used measures of operating performance of real estate investment trusts, the FFO Measures, as adjusted, do not represent cash flow from operations or net income as defined by U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to those measures in evaluating AMB's liquidity or operating performance. The FFO Measures, as adjusted, also do not consider the costs associated with capital expenditures related to AMB's real estate assets nor are the FFO Measures, as adjusted, necessarily indicative of cash available to fund AMB's future cash requirements. Management compensates for the limitations of the FFO Measures, as adjusted, by providing investors with financial statements prepared according to U.S. GAAP, along with this detailed discussion of the FFO Measures, as adjusted, and a reconciliation of the FFO Measures, as adjusted, to net income available to common stockholders, a U.S. GAAP measurement.

See Consolidated Statements of Funds from Operations, as adjusted for a reconciliation of FFO, as adjusted, from net income (loss) available to common stockholders and a reconciliation of Core FFO, as adjusted from FFO, as adjusted.  

The following table reconciles projected Core FFO, as adjusted, from projected net income available to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2011:

 

2011

 
 

Low

 

High

 
         

Projected net income available to common stockholders

$      0.04

 

$      0.14

 

AMB's share of projected depreciation and amortization

1.37

 

1.37

 

AMB's share of depreciation on development profits recognized to date

0.00

 

0.00

 

AMB's share of gains on dispositions of operating properties recognized to date

(0.09)

 

(0.09)

 

Merger transaction costs

0.02

 

0.02

 

Impact of additional dilutive securities, other, rounding

(0.03)

 

(0.03)

 

Projected Funds From Operations, as adjusted (FFO, as adjusted)

$      1.31

 

$      1.41

 

AMB's share of development profits recognized to date

(0.01)

 

(0.01)

 

Projected Core FFO, as adjusted(3)

$      1.30

 

$      1.40

 
       

 

Amounts are expressed per share, except FFO, as adjusted and Core FFO, as adjusted, which are expressed per share and unit.

(2) Represents amount of FFO, as adjusted allocated to outstanding unvested restricted shares. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, there were 1,269 unvested restricted shares. For the three months ended March 31, 2010, there were 1,228 unvested restricted shares.

(3) As development gains are difficult to predict in the current economic environment, management believes Core FFO, as adjusted, is the more appropriate and useful measure to reflect its assessment of AMB's projected operating performance.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(dollars in thousands)

 
 

As of

 
 

March 31, 2011

 

December 31, 2010

 

Assets

       

Investments in real estate

       

Total investments in properties

$       6,841,289

 

$               6,906,176

 

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

(1,313,547)

 

(1,268,093)

 

Net investments in properties

5,527,742

 

5,638,083

 

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

911,003

 

883,241

 

Properties held for sale or contribution, net

346,242

 

242,098

 

Net investments in real estate

6,784,987

 

6,763,422

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

235,288

 

228,415

 

Accounts receivable, net

170,867

 

167,735

 

Other assets

229,621

 

213,323

 

Total assets

$       7,420,763

 

$               7,372,895

 
         
         

Liabilities and equity

       

Liabilities

       

Secured debt

$          961,264

 

$                  962,434

 

Unsecured senior debt

1,639,823

 

1,685,956

 

Unsecured credit facilities

402,784

 

268,933

 

Other debt

422,180

 

413,976

 

Accounts payable and other liabilities

294,619

 

339,474

 

Total liabilities

3,720,670

 

3,670,773

 

Equity

       

Stockholders' equity

       

Common equity

3,079,320

 

3,097,311

 

Preferred equity

223,412

 

223,412

 

Total stockholders' equity

3,302,732

 

3,320,723

 

Noncontrolling interests

       

Joint venture partners

342,514

 

325,590

 

Limited partnership unitholders

54,847

 

55,809

 

Total noncontrolling interests

397,361

 

381,399

 

Total equity

3,700,093

 

3,702,122

 

Total liabilities and equity

$       7,420,763

 

$               7,372,895

 
       

 

SOURCE AMB Property Corporation

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San Francisco, California USA

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