Source: Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust

Fronsac Announces its Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020 and Monthly Distributions for the Months of July, August and September 2020

MONTREAL, May 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TSX-V: FRO.UN) Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust (“Fronsac REIT” or “Fronsac”) announces its results for the quarter ended March 31st, 2020 and that it will make monthly cash distributions of 0.213¢ per unit, representing 2.555¢ per unit on an annualized basis, on July 31st, August 31st and September 30th, 2020 to unitholders of record on July 15th, August 14th and September 15th, 2020, respectively.

For the quarter ended March 31st, 2020, Fronsac reported recurring funds from operations ("Recurring FFO") per unit of 1.10¢ compared to 0.98¢ per unit for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, an increase of 12%. Recurring FFO was $1,462,713, an increase of 46% ($1,000,484 in Q1 2019). During Q1 2020, the Trust’s property rental income was $2,863,606 compared to $1,999,095 in Q1 2019, an increase of 43%. NOI (Net operating Income) was $2,198,785 compared to $1,556,756 in Q1 2019, an increase of 41%. Fronsac recorded a net income attributable to unitholders of $4,118,476, or 3.10¢ per unit, compared to a net income of $50,870, or 0.05¢ per unit, in Q1 2019.

Jason Parravano, President and CEO declares: ‘‘It is important once again to highlight the growth that we experienced this past quarter. I believe that we are in a great position to weather the storm ahead. We have seen optimism from our tenants as more and more people are out on the road.’’

The tables below represent other financial highlights as well as the reconciliation from net income to FFO for the periods ended March 31st, 2020 and its comparative period. This information should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financials Statements and MD&A for the quarters ended March 31st, 2020 and March 31st, 2019.

 3 months   
Periods ended March 3120202019Δ% 
Financial info     
Property rental income  2,863,606  1,999,095864,51143%
Total revenue  2,863,606  1,999,095864,51143%
Net income (loss) and     
comprehensive income (loss)  4,118,476  50,8704,067,6067,996%
NOI (1)  2,198,785  1,556,756642,02941%
FFO (1)  1,462,713  1,000,484462,22946%
Recurring FFO (1)(2)  1,462,713  1,000,484462,22946%
AFFO (1)  1,349,626  970,747378,87939%
EBITDA (1)  2,020,860  1,474,163546,69737%
Investment properties (3)  160,828,581  107,597,40553,231,17649%
Total assets  155,220,627  100,749,00354,471,62454%
Total mortgage/loans/long term debt (4)  71,064,054  50,549,31020,514,74441%
(including revolving line of credit)  76,887,604  54,979,31021,908,29440%
Total convertible debentures  2,985,538  1,580,7321,404,80689%
Total equity  71,358,784  41,842,15629,516,62871%
Weighted average units o/s - basic  132,966,393  101,606,23831,360,15531%
Amounts on a per unit basis     
FFO  0.0110  0.00980.001212%
Recurring FFO  0.0110  0.00980.001212%
AFFO  0.0102  0.00960.00066%
Distributions  0.0064  0.00560.000814%
(1) See appropriate sections for reconciliation to the closest IFRS measure and section "Explanation of non-IFRS financial measures" 
(2) Recurring FFO excludes ''Other income'' items as presented on the Consolidated Financial Statements 
(3) Includes value of investment properties owned through joint ventures; Refer to Note 4 (Investment Properties) and Note 5 ([1] value of developed properties, [2] leased properties and [3] properties under development) in Fronsac's financial statements 
(4) Excludes convertible debentures 

 3 months    
Periods ended March 312020 2019 Δ 
Net income attributable      
to unitholders4,118,476 50,870 4,067,606 
Debenture issuance costs  -    -    -  
Δ in value of investment properties(2,377,881)842,237 (3,220,118)
Δ in value of investment      
properties in joint ventures(404,906)76,151 (481,057)
Unit based compensation180,000 63,180 116,820 
Δ in liability component of       
convertible debentures(37,788)(12,749)(25,039)
Δ in fair value of derivative       
financial instruments(21,900)(19,205)(2,695)
Accretion of lease payments6,712   -  6,712 
Income taxes  -    -  - 
FFO(1) - basic1,462,713 1,000,484 46%
FFO per unit - basic0.0110 0.0098 12%
Distributions paid on convertible       
debentures (if dilutive)  -  - - 
FFO - diluted1,462,713 1,000,484 46%
FFO per unit - diluted0.0110 0.0098 12%
Recurring FFO(2) - basic1,462,713 1,000,484 46%
Recurring FFO per unit - basic0.0110 0.0098 12%
Distributions875,793 563,825 311,968 
Distributions per unit0.0064 0.0056 14%
FFO - basic after distributions0.0046 0.0043 0.0003 
Recurring FFO - basic after distributions0.0046 0.0043 0.0003 
Distributions as a % of      
FFO - basic58%56%2%
Distributions as a % of      
Recurring FFO - basic58%56%2%
Weighted avg. units o/s      
Basic 132,966,393 101,606,238 31,360,155 
Diluted 132,966,393 101,606,238 31,360,155 
(1) See appropriate sections for reconciliation to the closest IFRS measure and section "Explanation of non-IFRS financial measures"   
(2) Recurring FFO excludes ''Other income'' as presented on the Consolidated Financial Statements 

About Fronsac
- Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust is an open-ended trust that acquires and owns high quality triple net and management-free commercial real estate properties.

Forward-Looking Statements - This press release contains forward-looking statements and information as defined by applicable securities laws. Fronsac warns the reader that actual events may differ materially from current expectations due to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in such statements. Among these include the risks related to economic conditions, the risks associated with the local real estate market, the dependence to the financial condition of tenants, the uncertainties related to real estate activities, the changes in interest rates, the availability of financing in the form of debt or equity, the effects related to the adoption of new IFRS standards, as well as other risks and factors described from time to time in the documents filed by Fronsac with securities regulators, including the management report. Fronsac does not update or modify its forward-looking statements even if future events occur or for any other reason, unless required by law or any regulatory authority.

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The March 31th, 2020 financial statements and management discussion & analysis of Fronsac REIT may be viewed on SEDAR at

For further information please contact Jason Parravano at (450) 536-5328.