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February 13, 2017

Vornado Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

NEW YORK......VORNADO REALTY TRUST (New York Stock Exchange: VNO) filed its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 today and reported:

Quarter Ended December 31, 2016 Financial Results

  • NET INCOME attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 was $651.2 million, or $3.43 per diluted share, compared to $230.7 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, for the prior year's quarter.
  • Adjusting net income attributable to common shareholders for the items listed in the table on the following page, net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $56.7 million and $86.4 million, or $0.30 and $0.46 per diluted share, respectively.
  • FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS attributable to common shareholders plus assumed conversions ("FFO") for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 was $797.7 million, or $4.20 per diluted share, compared to $259.5 million, or $1.37 per diluted share, for the prior year's quarter.
  • Adjusting FFO for the items listed in the table on the following page, FFO for the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $214.7 million and $238.1 million, or $1.13 and $1.26 per diluted share, respectively.
  • Net income as adjusted and FFO as adjusted for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 include $41.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for our 33.0% share of a non-cash unrealized loss and related reduction in our carried interest accrual, based on the fourth quarter mark-to-market fair value adjustment of our real estate funds' investment in the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel.

Year Ended December 31, 2016 Financial Results

  • NET INCOME attributable to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $823.6 million, or $4.34 per diluted share, compared to $679.9 million, or $3.59 per diluted share, for the prior year.
  • Adjusting net income attributable to common shareholders for the items listed in the table on the following page, net income attributable to common shareholders for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $253.9 million and $310.4 million, or $1.34 and $1.64 per diluted share, respectively.
  • FFO for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $1,457.6 million, or $7.66 per diluted share, compared to $1,039.0 million, or $5.48 per diluted share, for the prior year.
  • Adjusting FFO for the items listed in the table on the following page, FFO for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $886.8 million and $900.9 million, or $4.66 and $4.75 per diluted share, respectively.
  • Net income as adjusted and FFO as adjusted for the year ended December 31, 2016 include $41.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for our 33.0% share of a non-cash unrealized loss and related reduction in our carried interest accrual, resulting from the fourth quarter mark-to-market fair value adjustment of our real estate funds' investment in the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel.

Supplemental Financial Information

      Further details regarding results of operations, properties and tenants can be accessed at the Company's website www.vno.com. Vornado Realty Trust is a fully – integrated equity real estate investment trust.

Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a discussion of factors that could materially affect the outcome of our forward-looking statements and our future results and financial condition, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. Such factors include, among others, risks associated with the timing of and costs associated with property improvements, financing commitments and general competitive factors.

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The following table reconciles our net income to net income, as adjusted:

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Quarter Ended
December 31,
  For the Year Ended
December 31,
 
  2016    2015   2016    2015  
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 651,181   $ 230,742   $ 823,606   $ 679,856  
     Per diluted share $ 3.43   $ 1.22   $ 4.34   $ 3.59  
 
Certain items that impact net income attributable to common shareholders:                        
     Net gain on extinguishment of Skyline properties debt $ 487,877   $ -   $ 487,877   $ -  
     Income from the repayment of our investments in 85 Tenth Avenue                        
          loans and preferred equity   160,843     -     160,843     -  
     Net gain on sale of our 20% interest in Fairfax Square   15,302     -     15,302     -  
     Acquisition and transaction related costs   (14,743 )   (4,951 )   (26,037 )   (12,511 )
     Default interest on Skyline properties mortgage loan   (2,480 )   -     (7,823 )   -  
     Net (loss) income from discontinued operations and sold properties   (117 )   13,943     1,730     32,419  
     Net gains on sale of real estate   -     142,693     159,511     255,964  
     Net gains on sale of residential condominiums   -     4,231     714     6,724  
     Skyline properties impairment loss   -     -     (160,700 )   -  
     Preferred share issuance costs (Series J redemption)   -     -     (7,408 )   -  
     Reversal of allowance for deferred tax assets (re: taxable REIT                        
          subsidiary's ability to utilize NOLs)   -     -     -     90,030  
     Net gain on sale of our interest in Monmouth Mall   -     -     -     33,153  
     Our share of partially owned entities:                        
          Real estate impairment losses   (14,754 )   (4,141 )   (20,290 )   (21,260 )
          Net gains on sale of real estate   13     -     2,854     4,513  
     Other   208     1,671     183     3,004  
    632,149     153,446     606,756     392,036  
Noncontrolling interests' share of above adjustments   (37,676 )   (9,145 )   (37,031 )   (22,581 )
Certain items that impact net income attributable to common shareholders, net $ 594,473   $ 144,301   $ 569,725   $ 369,455  
 
Net income attributable to common shareholders, as adjusted $ 56,708   $ 86,441   $ 253,881   $ 310,401  
     Per diluted share $ 0.30   $ 0.46   $ 1.34   $ 1.64  

 

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The following table reconciles our FFO to FFO, as adjusted:

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Quarter Ended
December 31,
  For the Year Ended
December 31,
 
  2016    2015   2016    2015  
FFO (1) $ 797,734   $ 259,528   $ 1,457,583   $ 1,039,035  
     Per diluted share $ 4.20   $ 1.37   $ 7.66   $ 5.48  
 
Certain items that impact FFO:                        
     Net gain on extinguishment of Skyline properties debt $ 487,877   $ -   $ 487,877   $ -  
     Income from the repayment of our investments in 85 Tenth Avenue                        
       loans and preferred equity   160,843     -     160,843     -  
     Acquisition and transaction related costs   (14,743 )   (4,951 )   (26,037 )   (12,511 )
     Default interest on Skyline properties mortgage loan   (2,480 )   -     (7,823 )   -  
     FFO from discontinued operations and sold properties   2,202     22,137     11,923     64,263  
     Net gains on sale of residential condominiums   -     4,231     714     6,724  
     Preferred share issuance costs (Series J redemption)   -     -     (7,408 )   -  
     Reversal of allowance for deferred tax assets (re: taxable REIT                        
          subsidiary's ability to utilize NOLs)   -     -     -     90,030  
     Our share of partially owned entities:                        
          Real estate impairment losses   (13,962 )   -     (13,962 )   (4,502 )
     Other   208     1,671     183     3,004  
    619,945     23,088     606,310     147,008  
Noncontrolling interests' share of above adjustments   (36,949 )   (1,619 )   (35,530 )   (8,850 )
Certain items that impact FFO, net $ 582,996   $ 21,469   $ 570,780   $ 138,158  
 
FFO, as adjusted $ 214,738   $ 238,059   $ 886,803   $ 900,877  
     Per diluted share $ 1.13   $ 1.26   $ 4.66   $ 4.75  

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(1) See page 5 for a reconciliation of our net income to FFO for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015.

 

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VORNADO REALTY TRUST
OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE QUARTERS AND YEARS ENDED
DECEMBER 31, 2016 AND 2015

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Quarter Ended
December 31,
  For the Year Ended
December 31,
 
  2016    2015   2016    2015  
Revenues $ 638,260   $ 651,581   $ 2,506,202   $ 2,502,267  
 
Income from continuing operations $ 703,532   $ 281,560   $ 974,750   $ 807,168  
Income from discontinued operations   1,012     1,984     7,172     52,262  
Net income   704,544     283,544     981,922     859,430  
Less net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests in:                        
     Consolidated subsidiaries   5,010     (17,395 )   (21,351 )   (55,765 )
     Operating Partnership   (42,244 )   (15,042 )   (53,654 )   (43,231 )
Net income attributable to Vornado   667,310     251,107     906,917     760,434  
Preferred share dividends   (16,129 )   (20,365 )   (75,903 )   (80,578 )
Preferred share issuance costs (Series J redemption)   -     -     (7,408 )   -  
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 651,181   $ 230,742   $ 823,606   $ 679,856  
 
 
Net income per common share:                        
     Basic $ 3.44   $ 1.22   $ 4.36   $ 3.61  
     Diluted $ 3.43   $ 1.22   $ 4.34   $ 3.59  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:                        
     Basic   189,013     188,537     188,837     188,353  
     Diluted   190,108     189,688     190,173     189,564  
 
 
FFO $ 797,734   $ 259,528   $ 1,457,583   $ 1,039,035  
     Per diluted share $ 4.20   $ 1.37   $ 7.66   $ 5.48  
 
FFO, as adjusted $ 214,738   $ 238,059   $ 886,803   $ 900,877  
     Per diluted share $ 1.13   $ 1.26   $ 4.66   $ 4.75  
 
Weighted average shares used in determining FFO per diluted share   190,108     189,688     190,173     189,564  

 

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The following table reconciles our net income to FFO:

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Quarter Ended
December 31,
  For the Year Ended
December 31,
 
  2016    2015   2016    2015  
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 651,181   $ 230,742   $ 823,606   $ 679,856  
     Per diluted share $ 3.43   $ 1.22   $ 4.34   $ 3.59  
 
FFO adjustments:                        
Depreciation and amortization of real property $ 133,389   $ 131,910   $ 531,620   $ 514,085  
Net gains on sale of real estate   (15,302 )   (142,693 )   (177,023 )   (289,117 )
Real estate impairment losses   -     -     160,700     256  
Proportionate share of adjustments to equity in net income (loss) of                        
     partially owned entities to arrive at FFO:                        
          Depreciation and amortization of real property   37,160     37,275     154,795     143,960  
          Net gains on sale of real estate   (12 )   -     (2,853 )   (4,513 )
          Real estate impairment losses   792     4,141     6,328     16,758  
    156,027     30,633     673,567     381,429  
Noncontrolling interests' share of above adjustments   (9,495 )   (1,869 )   (41,267 )   (22,342 )
FFO adjustments, net $ 146,532   $ 28,764   $ 632,300   $ 359,087  
 
FFO attributable to common shareholders $ 797,713   $ 259,506   $ 1,455,906   $ 1,038,943  
Convertible preferred share dividends   21     22     86     92  
Earnings allocated to Out-Performance Plan units   -     -     1,591     -  
FFO attributable to common shareholders plus assumed conversions $ 797,734   $ 259,528   $ 1,457,583   $ 1,039,035  
     Per diluted share $ 4.20   $ 1.37   $ 7.66   $ 5.48  

 

      FFO is computed in accordance with the definition adopted by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"). NAREIT defines FFO as GAAP net income or loss adjusted to exclude net gains from sales of depreciated real estate assets, real estate impairment losses, depreciation and amortization expense from real estate assets and other specified non-cash items, including the pro rata share of such adjustments of unconsolidated subsidiaries. FFO and FFO per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures used by management, investors and analysts to facilitate meaningful comparisons of operating performance between periods and among our peers because it excludes the effect of real estate depreciation and amortization and net gains on sales, which are based on historical costs and implicitly assume that the value of real estate diminishes predictably over time, rather than fluctuating based on existing market conditions. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities and is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash requirements and should not be considered as an alternative to net income as a performance measure or cash flow as a liquidity measure. FFO may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. A reconciliation of our net income to FFO is provided above. In addition to FFO, we also disclose FFO, as adjusted. Although this non-GAAP measure clearly differs from NAREIT's definition of FFO, we believe it provides a meaningful presentation of operating performance. Reconciliations of FFO to FFO, as adjusted are provided on page 3 of this press release.

Conference Call and Audio Webcast

      As previously announced, the Company will host a quarterly earnings conference call and an audio webcast on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call can be accessed by dialing 800-708-4540 (domestic) or 847-619-6397 (international) and indicating to the operator the passcode 44159718. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available from 1:00 p.m. ET on February 14, 2017 through March 16, 2017. To access the replay, please dial 888-843-7419 and enter the passcode 44159718#. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at www.vno.com and an online playback of the webcast will be available on the website for 90 days following the conference call.

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