MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) today announced its operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

“Third-quarter performance continues to reflect healthy demand trends and a competitive pricing environment,” commented President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher P. Marr. “Our scalable, sophisticated operating platform and customer service focus generated solid results across our portfolio. We remain active and disciplined in pursuing growth opportunities that deliver attractive, risk-adjusted returns to our shareholders.”

Key Highlights for the Quarter

  • Reported earnings per share (“EPS”) attributable to the Company’s common shareholders of $0.23.
  • Reported funds from operations (“FFO”) per share, as adjusted, of $0.43, representing a year over year increase of 2.4%.
  • Increased same-store (458 stores) net operating income (“NOI”) 3.9% year over year, driven by 3.0% revenue growth and a 0.6% increase in property operating expenses.
  • Same-store occupancy during the quarter averaged 93.3% and ended the quarter at 92.7%.  
  • Closed on three property acquisitions totaling $59.6 million.
  • Opened for operation one development property for a total cost of $91.5 million.
  • Sold 0.4 million common shares at an average sales price of $31.38 per share, resulting in net proceeds of $12.9 million.
  • Added 60 stores to our third-party management platform during the quarter, bringing our total third-party managed store count to 582.

Financial Results

Net income attributable to the Company’s common shareholders was $42.9 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared with $37.3 million for the third quarter of 2017. EPS attributable to the Company’s common shareholders was $0.23 for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $0.21 for the same period last year.

FFO, as adjusted, was $80.7 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared with $77.2 million for the third quarter of 2017. FFO per share, as adjusted, increased 2.4% to $0.43 for the third quarter of 2018, compared with $0.42 for the same period last year. 

Investment Activity

Acquisition Activity

The Company acquired three stores in Washington, D.C., Nevada and North Carolina for $59.6 million during the three months ended September 30, 2018 and subsequent to quarter-end, acquired two stores in California and Texas for $76.4 million. In total for the year to date through this press release, the Company has acquired seven properties for $167.2 million and currently has two additional properties under contract for $41.3 million.

Unconsolidated Joint Venture Activity

During the third quarter of 2018, the Company’s joint venture, HVP IV, acquired two properties located in Florida and Georgia for $20.5 million. Year to date through the date of this release, HVP IV has acquired ten properties for $114.4 million, of which the Company has contributed $14.1 million. Additionally, HVP IV has two properties under contract for $15.1 million that are expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2018. 

On August 15, 2018, HVP IV received a second advance of $24.4 million on its $107.0 million loan facility, which encumbers an additional five stores that were acquired by the venture, bringing the total outstanding debt balance to $68.1 million as of September 30, 2018. The loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 1.70% and matures on May 16, 2021 with options to extend the maturity date through May 16, 2023, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions and payment of the extension fees as stipulated in the loan agreement.

Development Activity

The Company has agreements with developers for the construction of Class A self-storage properties. These agreements are structured as either purchases at completion of construction and issuance of certificate of occupancy (“C/O”) or as joint venture developments. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company opened for operation one joint venture development property in New York for a total cost of $91.5 million.

As of September 30, 2018, the Company had one property under contract to purchase at C/O for a total acquisition price of $19.2 million.  The store is located in California and closing is expected to occur during the fourth quarter of 2018. This acquisition is subject to due diligence and other customary closing conditions, and no assurance can be provided that the acquisition will be completed on the terms described, or at all.

As of September 30, 2018, the Company had six joint venture development properties under construction. The Company anticipates investing a total of $160.0 million related to these projects and had invested $70.1 million of that total as of September 30, 2018. These stores are located in New York (3), Massachusetts (2), and New Jersey. The six projects are expected to open at various times between the first quarter of 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2019.

Third-Party Management

As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s third-party management program included 582 stores totaling 38.8 million square feet. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company added 60 stores and 148 stores, respectively, to its third-party management program.

Same-Store Results

The Company’s same-store portfolio at September 30, 2018 included 458 stores containing approximately 31.6 million rentable square feet, or approximately 91.8% of the aggregate rentable square feet of the Company’s 490 owned stores.  These same-store properties represented approximately 94.7% of property net operating income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Same-store physical occupancy at period end for the third quarter of 2018 was 92.7%, compared with 93.5% for the same quarter of last year. In the 2017 quarter, ending occupancy was positively impacted by rentals from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Same-store revenues for the third quarter of 2018 increased 3.0% and same-store

operating expenses increased 0.6% from the same quarter in 2017. Same-store net operating income increased 3.9%, as compared with the same period in 2017.

Operating Results

As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s total owned portfolio included 490 stores containing 34.5 million rentable square feet and had a physical occupancy of 90.4%.

Revenues increased $9.5 million and property operating expenses increased $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2018, as compared with the same period in 2017.  Increases in revenues were primarily attributable to increased net effective rents in the same-store portfolio as well as revenues generated from property acquisitions and recently opened development properties. Increases in property operating expenses were primarily attributable to a $0.2 million increase in same-store expenses driven by higher property taxes and a $1.3 million increase in expenses associated with newly acquired or developed stores.

Financing Activity

During the third quarter, the Company sold 0.4 million common shares of beneficial interest through its “at-the-market” equity program (“ATM”) at an average sales price of $31.38 per share, resulting in net proceeds of $12.9 million, after deducting offering costs. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had 11.2 million shares available for issuance under the existing equity distribution agreements.

On July 23, 2018, 58,400 preferred OP units that were originally issued on April 12, 2017 were exchanged for an aggregate of 46,322 common units of the Operating Partnership.

Quarterly Dividend

On August 7, 2018, the Company declared a dividend of $0.30 per common share. The dividend was paid on October 15, 2018 to common shareholders of record on October 1, 2018.

2018 Financial Outlook

“Based on our solid performance to date, we have increased the midpoint of our FFO per share guidance and provided an improved outlook on certain same store operating metrics,” commented Chief Financial Officer Tim Martin. “We remain selective and disciplined in pursuing external growth opportunities.  During the third quarter, we added 60 stores to the third party management platform, opened for operation one new development property, and acquired three properties on balance sheet as well as two properties in a joint venture.”

Fully diluted EPS allocated to common shareholders for 2018 is now expected to be between $0.83 and $0.84 (previously between $0.80 and $0.84). Fully diluted FFO per share, as adjusted, for 2018 is now expected to be between $1.63 and $1.64 (previously of between $1.61 and $1.65). We have also adjusted other guidance assumptions to reflect third quarter results. Due to uncertainty related to the timing and terms of transactions, the financial impact of any potential future investment activity is excluded from guidance.  For 2018, the same store pool consists of 458 properties totaling 31.6 million square feet.

                                               
        Current Ranges for          
2018 Full Year Guidance Range Summary       Annual Assumptions       Prior Guidance(1)  
Same-store revenue growth         3.00 %   to     3.25 %         2.75 %   to     3.25 %  
Same-store expense growth         3.0 %   to     3.5 %         3.5 %   to     4.5 %  
Same-store NOI growth         2.75 %   to     3.25 %         2.0 %   to     3.0 %  
                                               
Acquisition of wholly-owned operating properties       $ 167.0M   to   $ 172.0M       $ 100.0M   to   $ 150.0M  
Acquisition of properties at C/O       $ 19.2M         $ 19.2M       $ 40.0M         $ 40.0M  
New development openings       $ 91.5M         $ 91.5M       $ 90.0M         $ 90.0M  
Dispositions       $    0   to   $ 25.0M       $   to   $ 50.0M  
Dilution from properties in lease-up       $ (0.06  ) to   $ (0.07     $ (0.06 to   $ (0.07
                                               
Property management fee income       $ 19.5M   to   $ 20.5M       $ 19.0M   to   $ 21.0M  
General and administrative expenses       $ 35.5M   to   $ 36.5M       $ 35.5M   to   $ 36.5M  
Interest and loan amortization expense       $ 65.5M   to   $ 66.5M       $ 65.5M   to   $ 67.5M  
Weighted average shares and units         187.5M           187.5M         187.3M           187.3M  
                                               
Earnings per diluted share allocated to common shareholders       $ 0.83    to   $ 0.84        $ 0.80    to   $ 0.84   
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization       $ 0.80          $ 0.80        $ 0.81          $ 0.81   
FFO per diluted share, as adjusted       $ 1.63    to   $ 1.64        $ 1.61    to   $ 1.65   
                                               

(1) Prior guidance as included in our second quarter earnings release dated July 26, 2018.

                     
4th Quarter 2018 Guidance   Range or Value  
Earnings per diluted share allocated to common shareholders   $ 0.20   to   $ 0.21  
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization     0.21         0.21  
FFO per diluted share, as adjusted   $ 0.41   to   $ 0.42  
                     

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, October 26, 2018 to discuss financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the Company’s corporate website at www.cubesmart.com.  Telephone participants may avoid any delays in joining the conference call by pre-registering for the call using the following link to receive a special dial-in number and PIN: http://dpregister.com/10124809.

Telephone participants who are unable to pre-register for the conference call may join on the day of the call using 1-877-506-3281 for domestic callers, +1-412-902-6677 for international callers, or 1-855-669-9657 for callers in Canada.   After the live webcast, the call will remain available on CubeSmart’s website for 30 days.  In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available through November 26, 2018.  The replay numbers are 1-877-344-7529 for domestic callers, +1-412-317-0088 for international callers, and 1-855-669-9658 for callers in Canada.  For callers accessing a telephonic replay, the conference number is 10124809.

Supplemental operating and financial data as of September 30, 2018 is available on the Company’s corporate website under Investor Relations – Financial Information – Financial Reports.

About CubeSmart

CubeSmart is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust.  The Company’s self-storage properties are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers.  According to the 2018 Self-Storage Almanac, CubeSmart is one of the top three owners and operators of self-storage properties in the United States.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Funds from operations (“FFO”) is a widely used performance measure for real estate companies and is provided here as a supplemental measure of operating performance.  The April 2002 National Policy Bulletin of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (the “White Paper”), as amended, defines FFO as net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of real estate and related impairment charges, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.   

Management uses FFO as a key performance indicator in evaluating the operations of the Company’s stores. Given the nature of its business as a real estate owner and operator, the Company considers FFO a key measure of its operating performance that is not specifically defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The Company believes that FFO is useful to management and investors as a starting point in measuring its operational performance because FFO excludes various items included in net income that do not relate to or are not indicative of its operating performance such as gains (or losses) from sales of real estate, gains from remeasurement of investments in real estate ventures, impairments of depreciable assets, and depreciation, which can make periodic and peer analyses of operating performance more difficult. The Company’s computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs or real estate companies.  

FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of the Company’s performance. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP and is not a measure of liquidity or an indicator of the Company’s ability to make cash distributions. The Company believes that to further understand its performance, FFO should be compared with its reported net income and considered in addition to cash flows computed in accordance with GAAP, as presented in its Consolidated Financial Statements.

FFO, as adjusted represents FFO as defined above, excluding the effects of acquisition related costs, gains or losses from early extinguishment of debt, and other non-recurring items, which the Company believes are not indicative of the Company’s operating results.

The Company defines net operating income, which it refers to as “NOI,” as total continuing revenues less continuing property operating expenses.  NOI also can be calculated by adding back to net income (loss): interest expense on loans, loan procurement amortization expense, loan procurement amortization expense – early repayment of debt, acquisition related costs, equity in losses of real estate ventures, other expense, depreciation and amortization expense, general and administrative expense, and deducting from net income (loss): gains from sale of real estate, net, other income, gains from remeasurement of investments in real estate ventures and interest income.  NOI is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Management uses NOI as a measure of operating performance at each of its stores, and for all of its stores in the aggregate. NOI should not be considered as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, or other income statement or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes NOI is useful to investors in evaluating operating performance because it is one of the primary measures used by management and store managers to evaluate the economic productivity of the Company’s stores, including the ability to lease stores, increase pricing and occupancy, and control property operating expenses. Additionally, NOI helps the Company’s investors meaningfully compare the results of its operating performance from period to period by removing the impact of its capital structure (primarily interest expense on outstanding indebtedness) and depreciation of the basis in its assets from operating results.

Forward-Looking Statements

This presentation, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by CubeSmart (“we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”), contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the “Exchange Act.” Forward-looking statements include statements concerning the Company’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions and other information that is not historical information. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” or “intends” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy. Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations that may not be realized and are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Although we believe the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, future events and actual results, performance, transactions or achievements, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the results, performance, transactions or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. As a result, you should not rely on or construe any forward-looking statements in this presentation, or which management may make orally or in writing from time to time, as predictions of future events or as guarantees of future performance. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this presentation or as of the dates otherwise indicated in the statements. All of our forward-looking statements, including those in this presentation, are qualified in their entirety by this statement.

There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in or contemplated by this presentation. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of the risks and uncertainties referred to in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These risks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •   national and local economic, business, real estate and other market conditions;
  •   the competitive environment in which we operate, including our ability to maintain or raise occupancy and rental rates;
  •   the execution of our business plan;
  •   the availability of external sources of capital;
  •   financing risks, including the risk of over-leverage and the corresponding risk of default on our mortgage and other debt and potential inability to refinance existing indebtedness;
  •   increases in interest rates and operating costs;
  •   counterparty non-performance related to the use of derivative financial instruments;
  •   our ability to maintain our status as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes;
  •   acquisition and development risks;
  •   increases in taxes, fees, and assessments from state and local jurisdictions;
  •   the failure of our joint venture partners to fulfill their obligations to us or their pursuit of actions that are inconsistent with our objectives;
  •   reductions in asset valuations and related impairment charges;
  •   security breaches or a failure of our networks, systems or technology, which could adversely impact our business, customer and employee relationships;
  •   changes in real estate and zoning laws or regulations;
  •   risks related to natural disasters;
  •   potential environmental and other liabilities;
  •   other factors affecting the real estate industry generally or the self-storage industry in particular; and
  •   other risks identified in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and, from time to time, in other reports that we file with the SEC or in other documents that we publicly disseminate.

Given these uncertainties, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as may be required in securities laws.

Contact:   
                               
CubeSmart                             
Charles Place
Director, Investor Relations
(610) 535-5700

CUBESMART AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)

               
    September 30,    December 31,   
    2018     2017    
    (unaudited)        
               
ASSETS              
Storage properties   $  4,323,372     $  4,161,715    
Less: Accumulated depreciation      (838,325 )      (752,925 )  
Storage properties, net (including VIE assets of $312,286 and $291,496, respectively)      3,485,047        3,408,790    
Cash and cash equivalents      3,387        5,268    
Restricted cash      3,092        3,890    
Loan procurement costs, net of amortization      1,134        1,592    
Investment in real estate ventures, at equity      98,156        91,206    
Other assets, net      49,234        34,590    
Total assets   $  3,640,050     $  3,545,336    
               
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY              
Unsecured senior notes, net   $  1,143,258     $  1,142,460    
Revolving credit facility      94,250        81,700    
Unsecured term loans, net      299,699        299,396    
Mortgage loans and notes payable, net      109,058        111,434    
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities      153,185        143,344    
Distributions payable      56,584        55,297    
Deferred revenue      23,072        21,529    
Security deposits      476        486    
Total liabilities      1,879,582        1,855,646    
               
Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership      58,446        54,320    
               
Commitments and contingencies              
               
Equity              
Common shares $.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 186,304,300 and 182,215,735 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively      1,863        1,822    
Additional paid-in capital      2,472,839        2,356,620    
Accumulated other comprehensive income      —        3    
Accumulated deficit      (779,533 )      (729,311 )  
Total CubeSmart shareholders’ equity      1,695,169       1,629,134    
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries      6,853        6,236    
Total equity      1,702,022       1,635,370    
Total liabilities and equity   $  3,640,050     $ 3,545,336    

CUBESMART AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)

                           
    Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,   
    2018     2017     2018     2017    
                           
REVENUES                          
Rental income   $  132,476     $  125,699     $  384,480     $  363,980    
Other property related income      15,494        14,241        44,788        41,104    
Property management fee income      5,400        3,925        14,794        10,377    
Total revenues      153,370        143,865        444,062        415,461    
OPERATING EXPENSES                          
Property operating expenses      48,755        47,152        147,037        136,847    
Depreciation and amortization      35,239        35,971        105,251        110,826    
General and administrative      9,780        8,228        26,865        26,522    
Acquisition related costs      —        235        —        1,062    
Total operating expenses      93,774        91,586        279,153        275,257    
OPERATING INCOME      59,596        52,279        164,909        140,204    
OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME                          
Interest:                          
Interest expense on loans      (15,191 )      (14,454 )      (45,797 )      (42,028 )  
Loan procurement amortization expense      (578 )      (577 )      (1,735 )      (2,059 )  
Equity in losses of real estate ventures      (292 )      (280 )      (785 )      (1,305 )  
Other      (233 )      741        260        941    
Total other expense      (16,294 )      (14,570 )      (48,057 )      (44,451 )  
NET INCOME      43,302        37,709        116,852        95,753    
NET (INCOME) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS                          
Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership      (476 )      (490 )      (1,285 )      (1,194 )  
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries      74        78        166        182    
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY’S COMMON SHAREHOLDERS   $  42,900     $  37,297     $  115,733     $  94,741    
                           
Basic earnings per share attributable to common shareholders   $  0.23     $  0.21     $  0.63     $  0.53    
Diluted earnings per share attributable to common shareholders   $  0.23     $  0.21     $  0.63     $  0.52    
                           
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding      186,074        180,304        184,036        180,218    
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding      186,916        181,286        184,829        181,225    
                           

Same-Store Facility Results (458 stores)
(in thousands, except percentage and per square foot data)
(unaudited)

                                     
    Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended      
    September 30,    Percent    September 30,    Percent 
    2018     2017     Change   2018     2017     Change
                                     
REVENUES                                    
Rental income   $  124,017     $  120,500     2.9     $  362,264     $  350,662     3.3   %
Other property related income      12,794        12,386     3.3        37,672        36,379     3.6   %
Total revenues      136,811        132,886     3.0        399,936        387,041     3.3   %
                                     
OPERATING EXPENSES                                    
Property taxes      13,742        13,039     5.4        42,080        40,355     4.3   %
Personnel expense      10,848        10,721     1.2        32,168        31,723     1.4   %
Advertising      2,246        1,990     12.9        6,401        6,010      6.5   %
Repair and maintenance      1,277        1,528     (16.4 )      4,283        4,465     (4.1 ) %
Utilities      4,090        4,395     (6.9 )      11,960        11,742     1.9   %
Property insurance      691        688     0.4        2,046        2,111     (3.1 ) %
Other expenses      5,047        5,372     (6.0 )      16,110        15,986     0.8   %
                                     
Total operating expenses      37,941        37,733     0.6        115,048        112,392     2.4   %
                                     
Net operating income (1)   $  98,870     $  95,153     3.9     $  284,888     $  274,649     3.7   %
                                     
Gross margin     72.3     71.6           71.2     71.0      
                                     
Period end occupancy (2)     92.7     93.5           92.7     93.5      
                                     
Period average occupancy (3)     93.3     93.8           93.0     93.1      
                                     
Total rentable square feet      31,616                    31,616              
                                     
Realized annual rent per occupied square foot (4)   $  16.81     $  16.26     3.4     $  16.44     $  15.88     3.5   %
                                     
Reconciliation of Same-Store Net Operating Income to Operating Income                                    
                                     
Same-store net operating income (1)   $  98,870     $  95,153           $  284,888     $  274,649        
Non same-store net operating income (1)      5,549        3,227              14,350        7,714        
Indirect property overhead (5)      196        (1,667 )            (2,213 )      (3,749 )      
Depreciation and amortization      (35,239 )      (35,971 )            (105,251 )      (110,826 )      
General and administrative expense      (9,780 )      (8,228 )            (26,865 )      (26,522 )      
Acquisition related costs      –        (235 )            –        (1,062 )      
                                     
Operating Income   $  59,596     $  52,279           $  164,909     $  140,204        
                                     

(1)  Net operating income (NOI) is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure that excludes from operating income the impact of depreciation and general & administrative expense.
(2) Represents occupancy at September 30 of the respective year.
(3) Represents the weighted average occupancy for the period.
(4) Realized annual rent per occupied square foot is computed by dividing rental income by the weighted average occupied square feet for the period.
(5) Includes property management income earned in conjunction with managed properties.


Non-GAAP Measure – Computation of Funds From Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

                           
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,    September 30,   
    2018     2017   2018   2017  
                           
Net income attributable to the Company’s common shareholders   $  42,900   $  37,297   $  115,733   $  94,741  
                           
Add:                          
Real estate depreciation and amortization:                          
Real property      34,537      35,271      103,142      108,825  
Company’s share of unconsolidated real estate ventures      2,752      2,457      7,763      7,716  
Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership      476      490      1,285      1,194  
                           
FFO attributable to common shareholders and OP unitholders   $  80,665   $  75,515   $  227,923   $  212,476  
                           
Add:                          
Loan procurement amortization expense – early repayment of debt      —      —      —      190  
Acquisition related costs      —      235      —      1,062  
Property damage related to hurricanes, net of expected insurance proceeds (1)      —      1,424      —      1,424  
                           
FFO, as adjusted, attributable to common shareholders and OP unitholders   $  80,665   $  77,174   $  227,923   $  215,152  
                           
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders – basic   $  0.23   $  0.21   $  0.63   $  0.53  
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders – diluted   $  0.23   $  0.21   $  0.63   $  0.52  
FFO per share and unit – fully diluted   $  0.43   $  0.41   $  1.22   $  1.16  
FFO, as adjusted per share and unit – fully diluted   $  0.43   $  0.42   $  1.22   $  1.17  
                           
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding      186,074      180,304      184,036      180,218  
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding      186,916      181,286      184,829      181,225  
Weighted-average diluted shares and units outstanding      188,954      183,687      186,846      183,446  
                           
Dividend per common share and unit   $  0.30   $  0.27   $  0.90   $  0.81  
Payout ratio of FFO, as adjusted      69.8 %    64.3 %    73.8 %    69.2 %

       

(1) Property damage related to hurricanes, net of expected insurance proceeds for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 includes $0.1 million of storm damage related costs that are included in the Company’s share of equity in losses of real estate ventures.