(EDGAR Online via COMTEX) -- ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto appearing in Item 1 of this report and the more detailed information contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 30, 2021.
We may refer to the three months ended September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020 as the "2021 Quarter" and the "2020 Quarter," respectively.
This Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," or "potential" and/or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and also of which do not relate solely to historical matters. Such 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 future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Currently, one of the most significant factors is the potential adverse effect of COVID-19 and ensuing economic turmoil on the financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and performance of the Company, particularly our ability to collect rent, on the financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and performance of our tenants, and on the global economy and financial markets. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts the Company and its tenants will depend on current and future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the scope, severity and duration of the pandemic, the actions taken to contain the pandemic or mitigate its impact, and the direct and indirect economic effects of the pandemic and containment measures, among others. Moreover, investors are cautioned to interpret many of the risks identified in the risk factors discussed in this 10-Q and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 30, 2021, as well as the risks set forth below, as being heightened as a result of the ongoing and numerous adverse impacts of COVID-19. Additional factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the risks associated with the ownership of real estate in general and our real estate assets in particular; the economic health of the metro regions where we conduct business; the risk of failure to enter into/and or complete contemplated acquisitions and dispositions, within the price ranges anticipated and on the terms and timing anticipated; changes in the composition of our portfolio; fluctuations in interest rates; reductions in or actual or threatened changes to the timing of federal government spending; the risks related to use of third-party providers and joint venture partners; the ability to control our operating expenses; the economic health of our tenants; the supply of competing properties; shifts away from brick and mortar stores to e-commerce; the availability and terms of financing and capital and the general volatility of securities markets; compliance with applicable laws, including those concerning the environment and access by persons with disabilities; terrorist attacks or actions and/or risks relating to information technology and cybersecurity attacks, loss of confidential information and other related business disruptions; weather conditions, natural disasters and pandemics; ability to maintain key personnel; failure to qualify and maintain our qualification as a REIT and the risks of changes in laws affecting REITs; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2021, and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. While forward-looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. We undertake no obligation to update our forward-looking statements or risk factors to reflect new information, future events, or otherwise.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, the United States declared a national emergency with respect to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic caused state and local governments within our areas of business operations to institute quarantines, "shelter-in-place" mandates, including rules and restrictions on travel and the types of businesses that may continue to operate. While certain areas have re-opened, others have seen an increase in the number of cases reported, prompting local governments to consider enforce further restrictions. We continue to monitor our operations and government recommendations. On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") was signed into law to provide widespread emergency relief for the economy and to provide aid to corporations.
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The CARES Act includes several significant provisions related to taxes, refundable payroll tax credits and deferment of social security payments. We utilized certain relief options offered under the CARES Act and continue to evaluate the relief options for us and our tenants available under the CARES Act, as well as other emergency relief initiatives and stimulus packages instituted by the federal government. Several of the relief options contain restrictions on future business activities, which require careful evaluation and consideration, such as restrictions on the ability to repurchase shares and pay dividends. We will continue to assess these options, and any subsequent legislation or other relief packages, including the accompanying restrictions on our business, as the effects of the pandemic continue to evolve.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic did not significantly impact our operating results during the first three quarters of 2021. We continue to monitor and communicate with our tenants to assess their needs and ability to pay rent. We have negotiated lease amendments with certain tenants who have demonstrated financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have included or may include rent deferral, temporary rent abatement, or reduced rental rates and/or lease extension periods, however no new negotiations were initiated during the first three quarters of 2021. While these amendments have affected our short-term cash flows, we do not believe they represent a change in the valuation of our assets for the properties affected and have not significantly affected our results of operations. Given the longevity of this pandemic and the potential for other variants of the coronavirus, such as the delta variant, the COVID-19 outbreak may materially affect our financial condition and results of operations going forward, including but not limited to real estate rental revenues, credit losses, leasing activity, and potentially the valuation of our real estate assets. We do expect additional rent deferrals, abatements, and/or credit losses from our commercial tenants during the remainder of 2021 and we do not expect our existing rent deferrals, abatements, and/or credit losses to have a material impact on our real estate rental revenue and cash collections. While we do expect that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will impact our ability to lease up available commercial space, our business operations and activities in many regions may be subject to future quarantines, "shelter-in-place" rules, and various other restrictions for the foreseeable future. Due to the uncertainty of the future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the extent of the financial impact cannot be reasonably estimated at this time. We are currently focused on growing our portfolio with the recent capital raised from the sale of our 9.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock in June 2021 and our Series A common stock in July 2021. For more information, see Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on March 30, 2021.
The Company operates as an internally managed, diversified REIT, with primary holdings in office, industrial, retail, and triple-net leased model home properties. In October 2017, we changed our name from "NetREIT, Inc." to "Presidio Property Trust, Inc." The Company acquires, owns, and manages a geographically diversified portfolio of real estate assets including office, industrial, retail and model home residential properties leased to homebuilders located in the United States. As of September 30, 2021, the Company owned or had an equity interest in:
Seven office buildings and one industrial property ("Office/Industrial Properties"), which totals approximately 724,000 rentable square feet;
Four retail shopping centers ("Retail Properties"), which total approximately 121,000 rentable square feet; and
85 model home residential properties ("Model Homes" or "Model Home Properties"), totaling approximately 255,000 square feet, leased back on a triple-net basis to homebuilders that are owned by six affiliated limited partnerships and one wholly-owned corporation, all of which we control.
We own five commercial properties located in Colorado, four in North Dakota, two in Southern California and one in Texas. Our model home properties are located in four states. While geographical clustering of real estate enables us to reduce our operating costs through economies of scale by servicing several properties with less staff, it makes us susceptible to changing market conditions in these discrete geographic areas, including those that have developed as a result of COVID-19. We do not develop properties but acquire properties that are stabilized or that we anticipate will be stabilized within two or three years of acquisition. We consider a property to be stabilized once it has achieved an 80% occupancy rate for a full year as of January 1 of such year or has been operating for three years.
Most of our office and retail properties are leased to a variety of tenants ranging from small businesses to large public companies, many of which are not investment grade. We have in the past entered into, and intend in the future to enter into, purchase agreements for real estate having net leases that require the tenant to pay all of the operating expense or pay increases in operating expenses over specific base years. Most of our office leases are for terms of three to five years with annual rental increases. Our model homes are typically leased back for two to three years to the home builder on a triple-net lease. Under a triple-net lease, the tenant is required to pay all operating, maintenance and insurance costs and real estate taxes with respect to the leased property.
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We seek to diversify our portfolio by commercial real estate segments, including office, industrial, retail and model home properties to reduce the adverse effect of a single under-performing segment and/or tenant. We further mitigate risk at the tenant level through our credit review process, which varies by tenant class. For example, our commercial and industrial tenants tend to be corporations or individual owned businesses. In these cases, we typically obtain financial records, including financial statements and tax returns (depending on the circumstance), and run credit reports for any prospective tenant to support our decision to enter into a rental arrangement. We also typically obtain security deposits from these commercial tenants. Our Model Home commercial tenants are well-known homebuilders with established credit histories. These tenants are subjected to financial review and analysis prior to us entering into a sales-leaseback transaction.
Initial Public Offering. On October 6, 2020, we completed an initial public offering ("IPO"), selling 500,000 shares of our Series A Common Stock at $5.00 per share. Proceeds from our IPO were $2.0 million after deducting approximately $0.5 million in underwriting discounts, commissions and fees and before giving effect to $0.5 million in other expenses relating to the IPO. Incremental costs of $0.5 million that were directly attributable to issuing new shares were deducted from equity in the Consolidated Statements of Equity, while costs that were not directly related to issuing new shares of $0.5 million were expensed in deferred offering costs in the Consolidated Statements of Operation. We utilized the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate and working capital purposes.
9.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock.
On June 15, 2021, the Company completed its secondary offering of 800,000 shares of our Series D Preferred Stock for cash consideration of $25.00 per share to a syndicate of underwriters led by Benchmark, as representative, resulting in approximately $18.1 million in net proceeds, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and the offering expenses paid by the Company. The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 120,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock to cover over-allotments, which they exercised on June 17, 2021, resulting in approximately $2.7 million in net proceeds, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and the offering expenses paid by the Company. In total, the Company issued 920,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock with net proceeds of approximately $20.5 million, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and the offering expenses paid by the Company and deferred offering costs. The Series D Preferred Stock is listed and trades on The Nasdaq Capital market under the symbol SQFTP. The Company intends to use these proceeds for general corporate and working capital purposes, including to potentially acquire additional properties. Below are some of the key terms of the Series D Preferred Stock:
Holders of shares of the Series D Preferred Stock are entitled to receive cumulative cash dividends at a rate of 9.375% per annum of the $25.00 per share liquidation preference (equivalent to $2.34375 per annum per share). Dividends will be payable monthly on the 15th day of each month (each, a "Dividend Payment Date"), provided that if any Dividend Payment Date is not a business day, then the dividend that would otherwise have been payable on that Dividend Payment Date may be paid on the next succeeding business day without adjustment in the amount of the dividend.
Holders of shares of the Series D Preferred Stock will generally have no voting rights. However, if the Company does not pay dividends on the Series D Preferred Stock for eighteen or more monthly dividend periods (whether or not consecutive), the holders of the Series D Preferred Stock (voting separately as a class with the holders of all other classes or series of the Company's preferred stock it may issue upon which like voting rights have been conferred and are exercisable and which are entitled to vote as a class with the Series D Preferred Stock in the election referred to below) will be entitled to vote for the election of two additional directors to serve on the Company's Board of Directors until the Company pays, or declares and sets apart funds for the payment of, all dividends that it owes on the Series D Preferred Stock, subject to certain limitations.
In addition, the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the outstanding shares of Series D Preferred Stock (voting together as a class with all other series of parity preferred stock the Company may issue upon which like voting rights have been conferred and are exercisable) is required at any time for the Company to (i) authorize or issue any class or series of its stock ranking senior to the Series D Preferred Stock with respect to the payment of dividends or the distribution of assets on liquidation, dissolution or winding up or (ii) to amend any provision of the Company charter so as to materially and adversely affect any rights of the Series D Preferred Stock or to take certain other actions.
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In the event of the Company's voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the holders of shares of Series D Preferred Stock will be entitled to be paid out of the assets the Company has legally available for distribution to its stockholders, subject to the preferential rights of the holders of any class or series of its stock the Company may issue ranking senior to the Series D Preferred Stock with respect to the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up, a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends to, but not including, the date of payment, before any distribution of assets is made to holders of the Company's common stock or any other class or series of the Company's stock it may issue that ranks junior to the Series D Preferred Stock as to liquidation rights.
In the event that, upon any such voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the Company's available assets are insufficient to pay the amount of the liquidating distributions on all outstanding shares of Series D Preferred Stock and the corresponding amounts payable on all shares of other classes or series of the Company's stock that it issues ranking on parity with the Series D Preferred Stock in the distribution of assets, then the holders of the Series D Preferred Stock and all other such classes or series of stock shall share ratably in any such distribution of assets in proportion to the full liquidating distributions to which they would otherwise be respectively entitled.
Commencing on or after June 15, 2026, the Company may redeem, at its option, the Series D Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, at a cash redemption price equal to $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends to, but not including, the redemption date. Prior to June 15, 2026, upon a Change of Control (as defined in the Articles Supplementary), the Company may redeem, at its option, the Series D Preferred Stock, in whole or part, at a cash redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends to, but not including the redemption date. The Series D Preferred Stock has no stated maturity, will not be subject to any sinking fund or other mandatory redemption, and will not be convertible into or exchangeable for any of our other securities.
Reverse Stock Split. On July 29, 2020, we amended our charter to effect a one-for-two reverse stock split of every outstanding share of our Series A Common Stock. The financial statements and accompanying footnotes have been retroactively restated to reflect the reverse stock split.
For additional information regarding our Common Stock activity, see Footnote
SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS IN 2021 AND 2020
During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company disposed of the following properties:
Waterman Plaza, which was sold on January 28, 2021 for approximately $3.5 million and the Company recognized a loss of approximately $0.2 million.
Garden Gateway, which was sold on February 19, 2021 for approximately $11.2 million and the Company recognized a loss of approximately $1.4 million.
Highland Court, which was sold on May 20, 2021 for approximately $10.23 million and the Company recognized a loss of approximately $1.6 million.
Executive Office Park, which was sold on May 21, 2021, 2021 for approximately $8.125 million and the Company recognized a gain of approximately $2.5 million.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company acquired the following property:
On August 17, 2021, the Company, through its 61.3% owned subsidiaries NetREIT Palm Self Storage, LP and NetREIT Highland LLC, acquired a single story newly constructed 10,500 square foot building in Houston, Texas for a purchase price of approximately $4.9 million, in connection with a like-kind exchange transaction pursued under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code 1986, as amended (the "Internal Revenue Code"). The building is 100% occupied under a 15-year triple net lease.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company acquired six model homes for approximately $2.9 million. The purchase price was paid through cash payments of approximately $0.9 million and mortgage notes of approximately $2.0 million.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company disposed of 39 model homes for approximately $19.0 million and recognized a gain of approximately $2.9 million.
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During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company disposed of the following properties:
Centennial Tech Center, which was sold on February 5, 2020 for approximately $15.0 million and the Company recognized a loss of approximately $0.9 million.
Union Terrace, which was sold on March 13, 2020 for approximately $11.3 million and the Company recognized a gain of approximately $0.69 million
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company acquired 25 model homes for approximately $9.0 million. The purchase price was paid through cash payments of approximately $2.7 million and mortgage notes of approximately $6.3 million.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company disposed of 33 model homes for approximately $12.6 million and recognized a gain of approximately $0.9 million.
Management does not expect that the level of commercial property sales experienced over the last 12 months to continue in the near future.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES
There have been no material changes to our critical accounting policies as previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on March 30, 2021.
MANAGEMENT EVALUATION OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Management's evaluation of operating results includes an assessment of our ability to generate cash flow necessary to pay operating expenses, general and administrative expenses, debt service and to fund distributions to our stockholders. As a result, management's assessment of operating results gives less emphasis to the effects of unrealized gains and losses and other non-cash charges, such as depreciation and amortization and impairment charges, which may cause fluctuations in net income for comparable periods but have no impact on cash flows. Management's evaluation of our potential for generating cash flow includes assessments of our recently acquired properties, our non-stabilized properties, long-term sustainability of our real estate portfolio, our future operating cash flow from anticipated acquisitions, and the proceeds from the sales of our real estate assets.
In addition, management evaluates the results of the operations of our portfolio and individual properties with a primary focus on increasing and enhancing the value, quality and quantity of properties in our real estate holdings. Management focuses its efforts on improving underperforming assets through re-leasing efforts, including negotiation of lease renewals and rental rates. Properties are regularly evaluated for potential added value appreciation and cashflow and, if lacking such potential, are sold with the equity reinvested in new acquisitions or otherwise allocated in a manner we believe is accretive to our stockholders. Our ability to increase assets under management is affected by our ability to raise borrowings and/or capital, coupled with our ability to identify appropriate investments.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED September 30, 2021 and 2020
Revenues. Total revenues were $4.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $5.7 million for the same period in 2020, a decrease of approximately $1.3 million or 23%, which is primarily related to the sale of four commercial properties during the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The decrease in rental income is also attributed to COVID-19 related tenant workouts, which included rent abatements and deferrals that are being recognized over the remaining lease term.
Rental Operating Costs. Rental operating costs decreased by $0.7 million to $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $2.1 million for the same period in 2020. Rental operating costs as a percentage of total revenue also decreased to 32.3% as compared to 37.2% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The overall decrease in rental operating costs for the three months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to 2020 is primarily related to the sale of four commercial properties during the nine months ended September 30, 2021, as well as the mix of properties held to include a higher percentage of model homes period over period, which have significantly lower operating costs.
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General and Administrative Expenses. General & Administrative ("G&A") expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 totaled approximately $1.5 million and $1.4 million, respectively. These expenses increased by approximately $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 primarily due to the increase in stock compensation, which had an increase of approximately $0.1 million. In connection with the Company becoming publicly traded in October 2020, the Company plans to continue rewarding its employees through stock-based compensation at a greater rate than historically. G&A expenses as a percentage of total revenue was 33.8% and 24.1% for three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The increase in percentage is primarily due to a net decrease in rental income related tothe sale of properties noted above, while G&A remained relatively flat.
Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense was $1.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $1.6 million for the same period in 2020, representing a decrease of $0.3 million or 18%. The decrease in depreciation and amortization expense in 2021 compared to the same . . .
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