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Welltower Reports Fourth Quarter 2023 Results

TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) today announced results for the quarter ended December 31, 2023.

Recent Highlights

  • Reported net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.15 per diluted share
  • Reported quarterly normalized funds from operations (“FFO”) attributable to common stockholders of $0.96 per diluted share, an increase of 15.7% over the prior year
  • Reported total portfolio year-over-year same store NOI (“SSNOI”) growth of 12.5%, driven by SSNOI growth in our Seniors Housing Operating (“SHO”) portfolio of 23.7%
  • SHO portfolio year-over-year same store (“SS”) revenue increased 9.7% in the fourth quarter, with 330 basis points (“bps”) of year-over-year average occupancy growth
  • SHO portfolio year-over-year SSNOI margin expanded by 290 bps driven primarily by strong Revenue per Occupied Room (“RevPOR” or “Unit Revenue”) growth which continued to meaningfully outpace Expense per Occupied Room (“ExpPOR” or “Unit Expense”) growth
  • During the fourth quarter, we completed $3.0 billion of pro rata gross investments, including $2.8 billion in acquisitions and loan funding and $277 million in development funding
  • As of December 31, 2023, we had approximately $6.1 billion of available liquidity inclusive of $2.1 billion of available cash and restricted cash and full capacity under our $4.0 billion line of credit

Annual Highlights

  • Reported net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.66 per diluted share
  • Reported annual normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders of $3.64 per diluted share
  • Reported total portfolio year-over-year average SSNOI growth of 12.6%, driven by SSNOI growth in our SHO portfolio of 24.4%
  • Completed $5.9 billion of pro rata gross investments during 2023, including property acquisitions at substantial discounts to replacement cost and highly-structured debt and equity investments with significant downside protection
  • Improved net debt to Adjusted EBITDA to 5.03x at December 31, 2023 from 6.31x at December 31, 2022
  • Announced dissolution of joint ventures with Revera and Chartwell, representing key milestones in our seven-year contract modernization initiative and driving regional density and improved operator alignment across our Canadian portfolio. Additionally, unwound our Outpatient Medical joint venture with Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”) through the acquisition of CPPIB’s 45% interest in the 10-property portfolio, principally located in Beverly Hills, CA for a pro rata investment of $161 million
  • Continued to deepen relationships with best-in-class operators including Avery Healthcare, Cogir Management Corporation (“Cogir”), Kisco Senior Living, Legend Senior Living (“Legend”), Oakmont Management Group, StoryPoint Senior Living (“StoryPoint”) and Retirement Unlimited, Inc. (“RUI”), in a further expansion of our regional densification strategy

Capital Activity and Liquidity During the fourth quarter, net debt to consolidated enterprise value improved to 20.9% at December 31, 2023 from 29.5% at December 31, 2022. During the fourth quarter and subsequent to quarter end, we sourced over $3 billion of attractively priced capital, including debt, equity and proceeds from dispositions and loan payoffs to fund accretive capital deployment opportunities and to further strengthen our already robust liquidity profile.  We reduced our share of variable rate debt to 8.7% as of December 31, 2023 from 16.0% as of December 31, 2022.

Notable Investment Activity Completed During the Quarter In the fourth quarter, we completed $3.0 billion of pro rata gross investments, including $2.8 billion in acquisitions and loan funding and $277 million in development funding. We opened 11 development projects, including partial conversions and expansions, for an aggregate pro rata investment amount of $335 million. Additionally, during the fourth quarter we completed pro rata property dispositions and loan payoffs of $43 million.

Cogir As previously disclosed, we   continued to grow our relationship with Cogir, closing on a portfolio of 12 best-in-class senior living communities in Quebec for a pro rata purchase price of $885 million CAD. Cogir will continue to manage the properties in a 95/5 joint venture.

Kayne Anderson Real Estate (“Kayne”) Acquisition During the fourth quarter, we acquired a portfolio of ten seniors housing communities for a total purchase price of $469 million from Kayne. The portfolio, with an average age of 11 years, was acquired at a material discount to replacement cost.

Seniors Housing Operating Portfolio Acquisition During the quarter, we expanded our relationship with StoryPoint, Legend and RUI, through the acquisition of eight class-A seniors housing communities from a joint venture between a global real estate investment manager and global financial institution. The portfolio carries an average age of less than four years and was acquired for a total purchase price of $260 million, representing a substantial discount to estimated replacement cost. The seniors housing communities will operate under a RIDEA 4.0 contract and are expected to generate an unlevered IRR in the low double digits.

Quality Senior Living (“QSL”) In the fourth quarter, we expanded our relationship with QSL through the acquisition of seven properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. regions for a total purchase price of $195 million.

Other Transactions Additionally during the fourth quarter, we acquired properties totaling $968 million at our share across seniors housing, wellness housing, outpatient medical and long-term/post-acute sectors largely across granular, privately-negotiated, off-market transactions.

Notable Investment Activity Completed During 2023

During 2023, we completed $5.9 billion of pro rata gross investments including $4.8 billion in acquisitions and loan funding and $1.1 billion in development funding. We converted development projects for an aggregate pro rata amount of $908 million. Additionally, during the year we completed pro rata dispositions and loan payoffs of $893 million.

Revera Joint Venture As previously disclosed, during the second quarter we entered into definitive agreements to dissolve our existing Revera joint venture relationship across the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada. The transactions include acquiring the remaining interests in 110 properties from Revera while simultaneously selling interests in 31 properties to Revera. During the second quarter, we closed the U.K. portfolio portion of the transaction and during the third quarter we closed the U.S. portfolio portion. We anticipate closing the remainder of the real estate transaction and operator transitions related to our Canadian portfolio during the first half of 2024 subject to customary closing conditions. The Canadian portfolio consists of 85 properties in a joint venture owned 75% by us and 25% by Revera. As a part of the transaction, we intend to acquire Revera’s interest in 71 properties and sell our interests in the remaining 14 properties. Operations for the 71 retained properties have transitioned to new operators. The acquisition and simultaneous dispositions are expected to be largely cash neutral.

Announced Future Investment Activity

Chartwell As previously disclosed, we entered into a mutually beneficial, definitive agreement to dissolve the existing Chartwell joint venture relationship across 39 properties in Canada. In conjunction with the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, we will acquire the remaining interest in 23 high-quality seniors housing properties from Chartwell and other joint venture partners while simultaneously selling our interest in 16 properties to Chartwell. Following the joint venture dissolution, certain properties will be transitioned to Cogir with the remaining properties transitioned to the Welltower/Cogir PLR platform.

Affinity Living Communities (“Affinity”) Subsequent to quarter end, we entered into a definitive agreement, which is subject to customary closing conditions, to acquire a portfolio of 25 age-restricted active adult communities for $969 million through a privately negotiated, off-market transaction. The highly-amenitized Affinity branded portfolio encompasses nearly 3,900 units and is largely concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, enabling us to strategically scale the geographic reach of our Wellness Housing portfolio into markets with a projected 5-year 55+ population growth more than 2.5 times higher than the U.S. average. The transaction is expected to be funded through cash and the assumption of $523 million of below market rate debt with an average interest rate of 3.8% and a nine-year weighted average maturity. With the closing of this transaction, Welltower, as the largest owner of moderately priced age-restricted and age-targeted rental housing in the U.S., will significantly expand its market leadership with a total of nearly 25,000 units.

Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) We released our 2023 Green Bond Allocation report, highlighting the full allocation of $1.04 billion of net proceeds from the December 2019 and March 2022 green bond issuances to eligible green building projects, including LEED, BREEAM and ENERGY STAR certified properties.

Dividend On February 13, 2024, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 of $0.61 per share. This dividend, which will be paid on March 7, 2024 to stockholders of record as of February 23, 2024, will be our 211th consecutive quarterly cash dividend. The declaration and payment of future quarterly dividends remains subject to review and approval by the Board of Directors.

Outlook for 2024 We are introducing our 2024 earnings guidance and expect to report net income attributable to common stockholders in a range of $1.21 to $1.37 per diluted share and normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders in a range of $3.94 to $4.10 per diluted share. In preparing our guidance, we have made the following assumptions:

  • Same Store NOI: We expect average blended SSNOI growth of 8.25% to 11.50%, which is comprised of the following components:
    • Seniors Housing Operating approximately 15% to 21%
    • Seniors Housing Triple-net approximately 2.5% to 4.0%
    • Outpatient Medical approximately 2% to 3%
    • Long-Term/Post-Acute Care approximately 2% to 3%
  • Investments: Our earnings guidance includes only those acquisitions announced or closed to date. Furthermore, no transitions or restructures beyond those announced to date are included.
  • General and Administrative Expenses: We anticipate general and administrative expenses to be approximately $195 million to $205 million and stock-based compensation expense to be approximately $37 million.
  • Development: We anticipate funding an additional $819 million of development in 2024 relating to projects underway on December 31, 2023.
  • Dispositions: We expect pro rata disposition proceeds of $1.0 billion at a blended yield of 5.8% in the next twelve months. This includes approximately $950 million of consideration from expected property sales and $78 million of expected proceeds from loan repayments.
  • Pandemic Relief Funds: Our 2024 earnings guidance does not include the recognition of any pandemic relief funds which may be received during the year. In 2023, we recognized approximately $13 million at our share relating to Provider Relief Funds and similar programs in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Our guidance does not include any additional investments, dispositions or capital transactions beyond those we have announced, nor any other expenses, impairments, unanticipated additions to the loan loss reserve or other additional normalizing items. Please see the Supplemental Reporting Measures section for further discussion and our definition of normalized FFO and SSNOI and Exhibit 3 for a reconciliation of the outlook for net income available to common stockholders to normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders. We will provide additional detail regarding our 2024 outlook and assumptions on the fourth quarter 2023 conference call.

Conference Call Information We have scheduled a conference call on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss our fourth quarter 2023 results, industry trends and portfolio performance. Telephone access will be available by dialing (888) 340-5024 or (646) 960-0135 (international). For those unable to listen to the call live, a taped rebroadcast will be available beginning two hours after completion of the call through February 21, 2024. To access the rebroadcast, dial (800) 770-2030 or (647) 362-9199 (international). The conference ID number is 8230248. To participate in the webcast, log on to www.welltower.com 15 minutes before the call to download the necessary software. Replays will be available for 90 days.

Supplemental Reporting Measures We believe that net income and net income attributable to common stockholders (“NICS”), as defined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”), are the most appropriate earnings measurements. However, we consider funds from operations (“FFO”), normalized FFO, net operating income (“NOI”), same store NOI (“SSNOI”), revenue per occupied room (“RevPOR”), same store RevPOR (“SS RevPOR”), expense per occupied room (“ExpPOR”), same store ExpPOR (“SS ExpPOR”), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to be useful supplemental measures of our operating performance. Excluding EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, these supplemental measures are disclosed on our pro rata ownership basis. Pro rata amounts are derived by reducing consolidated amounts for minority partners’ noncontrolling ownership interests and adding our minority ownership share of unconsolidated amounts. We do not control unconsolidated investments. While we consider pro rata disclosures useful, they may not accurately depict the legal and economic implications of our joint venture arrangements and should be used with caution.

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 evidenced by the provision for depreciation. However, since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, many industry investors and analysts have considered presentations of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient. In response, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) created FFO as a supplemental measure of operating performance for REITs that excludes historical cost depreciation from net income. FFO attributable to common stockholders, as defined by NAREIT, means net income attributable to common stockholders, computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP, excluding gains (or losses) from sales of real estate and impairments of depreciable assets, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated entities and noncontrolling interests. Normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders represents FFO attributable to common stockholders adjusted for certain items detailed in Exhibit 2. We believe that normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders is a useful supplemental measure of operating performance because investors and equity analysts may use this measure to compare the operating performance of Welltower between periods or as compared to other REITs or other companies on a consistent basis without having to account for differences caused by unanticipated and/or incalculable items.

We define NOI as total revenues, including tenant reimbursements, less property operating expenses. Property operating expenses represent costs associated with managing, maintaining and servicing tenants for our properties. These expenses include, but are not limited to, property-related payroll and benefits, property management fees paid to managers, marketing, housekeeping, food service, maintenance, utilities, property taxes and insurance. General and administrative expenses represent general overhead costs that are unrelated to property operations and unallocable to the properties. These expenses include, but are not limited to, payroll and benefits related to corporate employees, professional services, office expenses and depreciation of corporate fixed assets. SSNOI is used to evaluate the operating performance of our properties using a consistent population which controls for changes in the composition of our portfolio. As used herein, same store is generally defined as those revenue-generating properties in the portfolio for the relevant year-over-year reporting periods. Acquisitions and development conversions are included in the same store amounts five full quarters after acquisition or being placed into service. Land parcels, loans and sub-leases, as well as any properties sold or classified as held for sale during the period, are excluded from the same store amounts. Redeveloped properties (including major refurbishments of a Seniors Housing Operating property where 20% or more of units are simultaneously taken out of commission for 30 days or more or Outpatient Medical properties undergoing a change in intended use) are excluded from the same store amounts until five full quarters post completion of the redevelopment. Properties undergoing operator transitions and/or segment transitions are also excluded from the same store amounts until five full quarters post completion of the operator transition or segment transition. In addition, properties significantly impacted by force majeure, acts of God or other extraordinary adverse events are excluded from same store amounts until five full quarters after the properties are placed back into service. SSNOI excludes non-cash NOI and includes adjustments to present consistent property ownership percentages and to translate Canadian properties and UK properties using a consistent exchange rate. Normalizers include adjustments that in management’s opinion are appropriate in considering SSNOI, a supplemental, non-GAAP performance measure. None of these adjustments, which may increase or decrease SSNOI, are reflected in our financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Significant normalizers (defined as any that individually exceed 0.50% of SSNOI growth per property type) are separately disclosed and explained. We believe NOI and SSNOI provide investors relevant and useful information because they measure the operating performance of our properties at the property level on an unleveraged basis. We use NOI and SSNOI to make decisions about resource allocations and to assess the property level performance of our properties. No reconciliation of the forecasted range for SSNOI on a combined basis or by property type is included in this release because we are unable to quantify certain amounts that would be required to be included in the comparable GAAP financial measure without unreasonable efforts, and we believe such reconciliation would imply a degree of precision that could be confusing or misleading to investors.

RevPOR represents the average revenues generated per occupied room per month and ExpPOR represents the average expenses per occupied room per month at our Seniors Housing Operating properties. These metrics are calculated as our pro rata version of total resident fees and services revenues or property operating expenses from the income statement, divided by average monthly occupied room days. SS RevPOR and SS ExpPOR are used to evaluate the RevPOR and ExpPOR performance of our properties under a consistent population, which eliminates changes in the composition of our portfolio. They are based on the same pool of properties used for SSNOI and includes any revenue or expense normalizations used for SSNOI. We use RevPOR, ExpPOR, SS RevPOR and SS ExpPOR to evaluate the revenue-generating capacity and profit potential of our Seniors Housing Operating portfolio independent of fluctuating occupancy rates. They are also used in comparison against industry and competitor statistics, if known, to evaluate the quality of our Seniors Housing Operating portfolio.

We measure our credit strength both in terms of leverage ratios and coverage ratios. The leverage ratios indicate how much of our balance sheet capitalization is related to long-term debt, net of cash and restricted cash. We expect to maintain capitalization ratios and coverage ratios sufficient to maintain a capital structure consistent with our current profile. The ratios are based on EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as earnings (net income per income statement) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA excluding unconsolidated entities and including adjustments for stock-based compensation expense, provision for loan losses, gains/losses on extinguishment of debt, gains/losses/impairments on properties, gains/losses on derivatives and financial instruments, other expenses, other impairment charges and other adjustments deemed appropriate in management’s opinion. We believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, along with net income, are important supplemental measures because they provide additional information to assess and evaluate the performance of our operations. Our leverage ratios include net debt to Adjusted EBITDA. Net debt is defined as total long-term debt, excluding operating lease liabilities, less cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash. Consolidated enterprise value represents the sum of net debt, the fair market value of our common stock and noncontrolling interests.

Our supplemental reporting measures and similarly entitled financial measures are widely used by investors, equity and debt analysts and ratings agencies in the valuation, comparison, rating and investment recommendations of companies. Our management uses these financial measures to facilitate internal and external comparisons to historical operating results and in making operating decisions. Additionally, they are utilized by the Board of Directors to evaluate management. The supplemental reporting measures do not represent net income or cash flow provided from operating activities as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as alternative measures of profitability or liquidity. Finally, the supplemental reporting measures, as defined by us, may not be comparable to similarly entitled items reported by other real estate investment trusts or other companies. Please see the exhibits for reconciliations of supplemental reporting measures and the supplemental information package for the quarter ended December 31, 2023, which is available on Welltower’s website (www.welltower.com), for information and reconciliations of additional supplemental reporting measures.

About Welltower Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL), a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. Welltower invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people’s wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com. We routinely post important information on our website at www.welltower.com in the “Investors” section, including corporate and investor presentations and financial information. We intend to use our website as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included on our website under the heading “Investors”. Accordingly, investors should monitor such portion of our website in addition to following our press releases, public conference calls and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information on our website is not incorporated by reference in this press release, and our web address is included as an inactive textual reference only.

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When Welltower uses words such as “may,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “pro forma,” “estimate” or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, Welltower is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause Welltower’s actual results to differ materially from Welltower’s expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. This may be a result of various factors, including, but not limited to: the status of the economy; the status of capital markets, including availability and cost of capital; issues facing the health care industry, including compliance with, and changes to, regulations and payment policies, responding to government investigations and punitive settlements and operators’/tenants’ difficulty in cost effectively obtaining and maintaining adequate liability and other insurance; changes in financing terms; competition within the health care and seniors housing industries; negative developments in the operating results or financial condition of operators/tenants, including, but not limited to, their ability to pay rent and repay loans; Welltower’s ability to transition or sell properties with profitable results; the failure to make new investments or acquisitions as and when anticipated; natural disasters, health emergencies (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) and other acts of God affecting Welltower’s properties; Welltower’s ability to re-lease space at similar rates as vacancies occur; Welltower’s ability to timely reinvest sale proceeds at similar rates to assets sold; operator/tenant or joint venture partner bankruptcies or insolvencies; the cooperation of joint venture partners; government regulations affecting Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates and operational requirements; liability or contract claims by or against operators/tenants; unanticipated difficulties and/or expenditures relating to future investments or acquisitions; environmental laws affecting Welltower’s properties; changes in rules or practices governing Welltower’s financial reporting; the movement of U.S. and foreign currency exchange rates; Welltower’s ability to maintain its qualification as a REIT; key management personnel recruitment and retention; and other risks described in Welltower’s reports filed from time to time with the SEC. Welltower undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

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Financial Exhibits

 


Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

(in thousands)



December 31,



2023


2022

Assets





Real estate investments:





Land and land improvements


$                      4,697,824


$                      4,249,834

Buildings and improvements


37,796,553


33,651,336

Acquired lease intangibles


2,166,470


1,945,458

Real property held for sale, net of accumulated depreciation


372,883


133,058

Construction in progress


1,304,441


1,021,080

Less accumulated depreciation and intangible amortization


(9,274,814)


(8,075,733)

Net real property owned


37,063,357


32,925,033

Right of use assets, net


350,969


323,942

Real estate loans receivable, net of credit allowance


1,361,587


890,844

Net real estate investments


38,775,913


34,139,819

Other assets:





Investments in unconsolidated entities


1,636,531


1,499,790

Goodwill


68,321


68,321

Cash and cash equivalents


1,993,646


631,681

Restricted cash


82,437


90,611

Straight-line rent receivable


443,800


322,173

Receivables and other assets


1,011,518


1,140,838

Total other assets


5,236,253


3,753,414

Total assets


$                    44,012,166


$                    37,893,233






Liabilities and equity





Liabilities:





Unsecured credit facility and commercial paper


$                                  —


$                                  —

Senior unsecured notes


13,552,222


12,437,273

Secured debt


2,183,327


2,110,815

Lease liabilities


383,230


415,824

Accrued expenses and other liabilities


1,521,660


1,535,325

Total liabilities


17,640,439


16,499,237

Redeemable noncontrolling interests


290,605


384,443

Equity:





Common stock


565,894


491,919

Capital in excess of par value


32,741,949


26,742,750

Treasury stock


(111,578)


(111,001)

Cumulative net income


9,145,044


8,804,950

Cumulative dividends


(16,773,773)


(15,514,097)

Accumulated other comprehensive income


(163,160)


(119,707)

Total Welltower Inc. stockholders’ equity


25,404,376


20,294,814

Noncontrolling interests


676,746


714,739

Total equity


26,081,122


21,009,553

Total liabilities and equity


$                    44,012,166


$                    37,893,233

Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)





(in thousands, except per share data)









Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended





December 31,


December 31,





2023


2022


2023


2022

Revenues:











Resident fees and services


$       1,262,862


$       1,100,671


$       4,753,804


$       4,173,711



Rental income


404,068


372,002


1,556,073


1,451,786



Interest income


51,019


36,646


168,354


150,571



Other income


31,826


9,212


159,764


84,547



Total revenues


1,749,775


1,518,531


6,637,995


5,860,615

Expenses:











Property operating expenses


1,036,078


938,838


3,947,776


3,558,770



Depreciation and amortization


380,730


342,286


1,401,101


1,310,368



Interest expense


154,574


140,391


607,846


529,519



General and administrative expenses


44,327


41,319


179,091


150,390



Loss (gain) on derivatives and financial instruments, net


(7,215)


258


(2,120)


8,334



Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net



87


7


680



Provision for loan losses, net


2,517


10,469


9,809


10,320



Impairment of assets


14,994


13,146


36,097


17,502



Other expenses


36,307


24,954


108,341


101,670



Total expenses


1,662,312


1,511,748


6,287,948


5,687,553

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes











and other items


87,463


6,783


350,047


173,062

Income tax (expense) benefit


4,768


4,088


(6,364)


(7,247)

Income (loss) from unconsolidated entities


(2,008)


(4,650)


(53,442)


(21,290)

Gain (loss) on real estate dispositions, net


(1,783)


(4,423)


67,898


16,043

Income (loss) from continuing operations


88,440


1,798


358,139


160,568










Net income (loss)


88,440


1,798


358,139


160,568

Less:


Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests (1)


4,529


5,526


18,045


19,354

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders


$            83,911


$            (3,728)


$          340,094


$          141,214

Average number of common shares outstanding:











Basic


548,892


483,305


515,629


462,185



Diluted


552,380


483,305


518,701


465,158

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders per share:











Basic


$                0.15


$              (0.01)


$                0.66


$                0.31



Diluted(2)


$                0.15


$              (0.01)


$                0.66


$                0.30

Common dividends per share


$                0.61


$                0.61


$                2.44


$                2.44












(1) Includes amounts attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests.

(2) Includes adjustment to the numerator for income (loss) attributable to OP Units and DownREIT Units.

FFO Reconciliations








Exhibit 1


(in thousands, except per share data)


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended







December 31,


December 31,







2023


2022


2023


2022


Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders


$        83,911


$         (3,728)


$      340,094


$      141,214


Depreciation and amortization


380,730


342,286


1,401,101


1,310,368


Impairments and losses (gains) on real estate dispositions, net


16,777


17,569


(31,801)


1,459


Noncontrolling interests(1)


(11,436)


(13,989)


(46,393)


(56,529)


Unconsolidated entities(2)


21,877


15,847


100,226


81,560


NAREIT FFO attributable to common stockholders


491,859


357,985


1,763,227


1,478,072


Normalizing items, net(3)


37,760


46,247


122,317


80,198


Normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders


$      529,619


$      404,232


$   1,885,544


$   1,558,270















Average diluted common shares outstanding











For net income (loss) purposes


552,380


483,305


518,701


465,158



For FFO purposes


552,380


486,419


518,701


465,158















Per diluted share data attributable to common stockholders:











Net income (loss)(4)


$            0.15


$           (0.01)


$            0.66


$            0.30



NAREIT FFO


$            0.89


$            0.74


$            3.40


$            3.18



Normalized FFO


$            0.96


$            0.83


$            3.64


$            3.35















Normalized FFO Payout Ratio:











Dividends per common share


$            0.61


$            0.61


$            2.44


$            2.44



Normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders per share


$            0.96


$            0.83


$            3.64


$            3.35




Normalized FFO payout ratio


64 %


73 %


67 %


73 %















Other items:(5)










Net straight-line rent and above/below market rent amortization(6)


$       (39,296)


$       (26,539)


$     (135,356)


$     (106,496)


Non-cash interest expenses(7)


7,609


6,167


27,252


21,805


Recurring cap-ex, tenant improvements, and lease commissions


(71,726)


(62,122)


(199,359)


(179,133)


Stock-based compensation


8,418


6,569


36,611


26,027




(1) Represents noncontrolling interests’ share of net FFO adjustments.


(2) Represents Welltower’s share of net FFO adjustments from unconsolidated entities.


(3) See Exhibit 2.


(4) Includes adjustment to the numerator for income (loss) attributable to OP Units and DownREIT Units.


(5) Amounts presented net of noncontrolling interests’ share and including Welltower’s share of unconsolidated entities.


(6) Excludes normalized other impairment (see Exhibit 2).


(7) Excludes normalized foreign currency loss (gain) (see Exhibit 2).




Normalizing Items




Exhibit 2


(in thousands, except per share data)


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




December 31,


December 31,




2023


2022


2023


2022


Loss (gain) on derivatives and financial instruments, net


$     (7,215)

(1)

$          258


$     (2,120)


$       8,334


Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net



87


7


680


Provision for loan losses, net


2,517

(2)

10,469


9,809


10,320


Income tax benefits


(6,731)

(3)

(6,784)


(6,977)


(6,784)


Other impairment


4,333

(4)


16,642


(620)


Other expenses


36,307

(5)

24,954


108,341


101,670


Leasehold interest termination




(65,485)


(64,854)


Casualty losses, net of recoveries


1,038

(6)

7,377


10,107


10,391


Foreign currency loss (gain)


(1,139)

(7)

(1,090)


(1,629)


2,787


Normalizing items attributable to noncontrolling interests and unconsolidated entities, net


8,650

(8)

10,976


53,622


18,274


Net normalizing items


$     37,760


$     46,247


$   122,317


$     80,198












Average diluted common shares outstanding


552,380


486,419


518,701


465,158


Net normalizing items per diluted share


$         0.07


$         0.10


$         0.24


$         0.17












(1) Primarily related to mark-to-market of the equity warrants received as part of the Safanad/HC-One transactions.


(2) Primarily related to reserves for loan losses under the current expected credit losses accounting standard.


(3) Primarily related to the release of valuation allowances.


(4) Represents the write off of straight-line rent receivable balances relating to leases placed on cash recognition.


(5) Primarily related to non-capitalizable transaction costs and expenses associated with operator transitions.


(6) Primarily relates to casualty losses net of any insurance recoveries.


(7) Primarily relates to foreign currency gains and losses related to accrued interest on intercompany loans and third party debt denominated in a foreign currency.


(8) Primarily related to hypothetical liquidation at book value adjustments related to in substance real estate investments.


Outlook Reconciliation: Year Ending December 31, 2024

Exhibit 3


(in millions, except per share data)


Current Outlook




Low


High


FFO Reconciliation:





Net income attributable to common stockholders

$          694


$          785


Impairments and losses (gains) on real estate dispositions, net(1,2)

(78)


(78)


Depreciation and amortization(1)

1,636


1,636


NAREIT FFO and Normalized FFO attributable to common stockholders

2,252


2,343








Diluted per share data attributable to common stockholders:





Net income

$         1.21


$         1.37


NAREIT FFO and Normalized FFO

$         3.94


$         4.10








Other items:(1)





Net straight-line rent and above/below market rent amortization

$        (138)


$        (138)


Non-cash interest expenses

36


36


Recurring cap-ex, tenant improvements, and lease commissions

(226)


(226)


Stock-based compensation

39


39





(1) Amounts presented net of noncontrolling interests’ share and Welltower’s share of unconsolidated entities.


(2) Includes estimated gains on projected dispositions.


SSNOI Reconciliations













Exhibit 4


(in thousands)

Three Months Ended





 March 31,


 June 30,


 September 30,


 December 31,





2023


2022


2023


2022


2023


2022


2023


2022


Net income (loss)

$   28,635


$     65,751


$ 106,342


$     95,672


$ 134,722


$      (2,653)


$   88,440


$     1,798


Loss (gain) on real estate dispositions, net

(747)


(22,934)


2,168


3,532


(71,102)


(1,064)


1,783


4,423


Loss (income) from unconsolidated entities

7,071


2,884


40,332


7,058


4,031


6,698


2,008


4,650


Income tax expense (benefit)

3,045


5,013


3,503


3,065


4,584


3,257


(4,768)


(4,088)


Other expenses

22,745


26,069


11,069


35,166


38,220


15,481


36,307


24,954


Impairment of assets

12,629



1,086



7,388


4,356


14,994


13,146


Provision for loan losses, net

777


(804)


2,456


165


4,059


490


2,517


10,469


Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net

5


(12)


1


603


1


2



87


Loss (gain) on derivatives and financial instruments, net

930


2,578


1,280


(1,407)


2,885


6,905


(7,215)


258


General and administrative expenses

44,371


37,706


44,287


36,554


46,106


34,811


44,327


41,319


Depreciation and amortization

339,112


304,088


341,945


310,295


339,314


353,699


380,730


342,286


Interest expense

144,403


121,696


152,337


127,750


156,532


139,682


154,574


140,391


Consolidated NOI

602,976


542,035


706,806


618,453


666,740


561,664


713,697


579,693


NOI attributable to unconsolidated investments(1)

26,354


20,142


25,150


23,648


29,488


27,374


30,785


24,950


NOI attributable to noncontrolling interests(2)

(25,057)


(34,999)


(24,262)


(82,804)


(22,838)


(27,236)


(22,402)


(27,523)


Pro rata NOI

604,273


527,178


707,694


559,297


673,390


561,802


722,080


577,120



Non-cash NOI attributable to same store properties

(19,694)


(13,669)


(15,671)


(18,162)


(14,036)


(16,045)


(10,999)


(17,233)



NOI attributable to non-same store properties

(144,558)


(106,506)


(242,710)


(133,593)


(190,461)


(134,532)


(243,171)


(148,387)



Currency and ownership(3)

(576)


(4,787)


(1,738)


(1,713)


(1,513)


2,746


(992)


4,456



Other adjustments(4)

4,558


(2,123)


(3,378)


(11,603)


(1,489)


(5,758)


458


(362)


Same Store NOI (SSNOI)

$ 444,003


$   400,093


$ 444,197


$   394,226


$ 465,891


$   408,213


$ 467,376


$ 415,594





















Seniors Housing Operating

$ 216,304


$   175,325


$ 217,863


$   175,416


$ 238,882


$   189,440


$ 237,948


$ 192,324


Seniors Housing Triple-net

94,408


94,203


93,575


90,740


89,929


86,573


90,599


88,689


Outpatient Medical

109,983


108,201


113,097


109,547


117,217


113,344


118,912


115,643


Long-Term/Post-Acute Care

23,308


22,364


19,662


18,523


19,863


18,856


19,917


18,938



Total SSNOI


$ 444,003


$   400,093


$ 444,197


$   394,226


$ 465,891


$   408,213


$ 467,376


$ 415,594






































Average


Seniors Housing Operating

23.4 %




24.2 %




26.1 %




23.7 %


24.4 %


Seniors Housing Triple-net

0.2 %




3.1 %




3.9 %




2.2 %


2.4 %


Outpatient Medical

1.6 %




3.2 %




3.4 %




2.8 %


2.8 %


Long-Term/Post-Acute Care

4.2 %




6.1 %




5.3 %




5.2 %


5.2 %



Total SSNOI growth


11.0 %




12.7 %




14.1 %




12.5 %


12.6 %





















Note:

(1) Represents Welltower’s interests in joint ventures where Welltower is the minority partner.



(2) Represents minority partners’ interests in joint ventures where Welltower is the majority partner.



(3) Includes adjustments to reflect consistent property ownership percentages and foreign currency exchange rates for properties in the U.K. and Canada.



(4) Includes other adjustments described in the accompanying Supplements.

Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation




Exhibit 5


(in thousands)


Three Months Ended







December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


Net income (loss)


$                     88,440


$                       1,798


Interest expense


154,574


140,391


Income tax expense (benefit)


(4,768)


(4,088)


Depreciation and amortization


380,730


342,286


EBITDA


618,976


480,387


Loss (income) from unconsolidated entities


2,008


4,650


Stock-based compensation


8,418


6,569


Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt, net



87


Loss (gain) on real estate dispositions, net


1,783


4,423


Impairment of assets


14,994


13,146


Provision for loan losses, net


2,517


10,469


Loss (gain) on derivatives and financial instruments, net


(7,215)


258


Other expenses


36,307


24,954


Casualty losses, net of recoveries


1,038


7,377


Other impairment(1)


4,333



Adjusted EBITDA


$                   683,159


$                   552,320








Total debt(2)


$              15,815,226


$              14,661,552


Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash


(2,076,083)


(722,292)


Net debt


$              13,739,143


$              13,939,260








Adjusted EBITDA annualized


$                2,732,636


$                2,209,280


Net debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio


                           5.03 x


                           6.31 x









(1)  Represents the write off of straight-line rent receivable balances for leases placed on cash recognition.


(2) Amounts include unamortized premiums/discounts, other fair value adjustments and financing lease liabilities. Excludes operating lease liabilities related to ASC 842 of $303,553,000 and $302,360,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.











Net Debt to Consolidated Enterprise Value




Exhibit 6


(in thousands, except share price)







December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


Common shares outstanding


564,241


490,509


Period end share price


$                     90.17


$                     65.55


Common equity market capitalization


$            50,877,611


$            32,152,865








Net debt


$            13,739,143


$            13,939,260









Noncontrolling interests(1)


967,351


1,099,182


Consolidated enterprise value


$            65,584,105


$            47,191,307


Net debt to consolidated enterprise value


20.9 %


29.5 %









(1) Includes amounts attributable to both redeemable noncontrolling interests and noncontrolling interests as reflected on our consolidated balance sheets.









SOURCE Welltower Inc.

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