MARKHAM, Ontario, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sienna Senior Living Inc. (“Sienna” or the “Company”) (TSX: SIA) today announced its financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018. The Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying Management’s Discussion and Analysis are available on the Company’s website at www.siennaliving.ca and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
“In 2018, we made significant strides in executing our strategy by increasing the percentage of Sienna’s net operating income from the Retirement segment to 44% in Q4,” said Lois Cormack, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sienna. “With a more balanced portfolio of high-quality, well-located retirement residences and stable long-term care residences, and a strong operating platform, we are well positioned for continued expansion of our Retirement portfolio.”
Financial and Operating Highlights
Strong financial performance
Improved balance sheet
Continued growth of the Company
Financial and Operating Results:
|$000s except occupancy, per share and ratio data||Three months ended December 31, 2018||Three months ended|
December 31, 2017
December 31, 2018
December 31, 2017
|Retirement Same Property – Average occupancy (1)||93.2%||93.2%||92.9%||93.9%|
|Retirement Acquisitions – Average occupancy||90.3%||N/A||90.3%||N/A|
|Retirement – Average total occupancy (2)||91.8%||93.2%||91.7%||93.8%|
|LTC – Average total occupancy||98.5%||98.5%||98.4%||98.5%|
|LTC – Average private occupancy||98.6%||98.5%||98.3%||98.7%|
|Operating Funds from Operations (OFFO) (3)||$23,402||$17,834||$89,897||$64,343|
|Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO) (3)||$21,590||$16,948||$92,485||$68,487|
|Net income per share, diluted||$0.006||$0.078||$0.155||$0.452|
|OFFO per share, diluted||$0.355||$0.343||$1.397||$1.318|
|AFFO per share, diluted||$0.326||$0.326||$1.436||$1.401|
|Dividends declared per share||$0.230||$0.225||$0.908||$0.900|
|Payout Ratio (4)||70.6%||67.2%||62.6%||62.2%|
2018 Fourth Quarter Summary
Average occupancy in our LTC portfolio remained high at 98.5% in Q4 2018, consistent with Q4 2017. Average occupancy in our Retirement portfolio decreased by 1.4% to 91.8% in Q4 2018, compared to Q4 2017. The decline was largely a result of higher resident turnover in the Company’s acquisition properties due to an above-average number of high acuity residents. Average occupancy in Retirement same property remained at 93.2% in Q4 2018, consistent with Q4 2017.
Revenue increased by 15.8% (or $23.1 million) to $169.5 million in Q4 2018, compared to Q4 2017. The increase is mainly due to revenues generated from the properties acquired subsequent to Q4 2017, as well as strong same property results.
Operating expenses increased by 12.7% (or $14.7 million) to $130.6 million in Q4 2018, compared to Q4 2017. The increase is mainly due to expenses incurred by the properties acquired in 2018.
NOI increased by 27.5% (or $8.4 million) to $38.9 million in Q4 2018, compared to Q4 2017. The increase is due to strong same property NOI growth and contributions from accretive acquisitions.
The Company generated net income of $0.3 million in Q4 2018, representing a decrease of $3.9 million compared to Q4 2017. The decrease is primarily attributable to incremental interest expense and depreciation and amortization incurred from the properties acquired in 2018 and a fair value loss on interest rate swap contracts in Q4 2018, partially offset by income generated from these acquisitions and lower transaction costs in the quarter.
OFFO increased by 31.2% (or $5.6 million) to $23.4 million in Q4 2018, compared to Q4 2017. The increase is mainly due to income generated from the properties acquired in 2018, as well as strong organic growth, partially offset by incremental interest expense on these acquired properties.
AFFO increased by 27.4% (or $4.6 million) to $21.6 million in Q4 2018, compared to Q4 2017. The increase is mainly related to the increase in OFFO noted above, partially offset by higher maintenance capital expenditures due to the Company’s growth from acquisitions and the timing of these expenditures.
2018 Year End Results Summary
Revenue increased by 15.1% (or $84.3 million) to $642.0 million, compared to 2017. The increase is mainly due to revenues generated from the properties acquired in 2018, in addition to strong same property results.
Operating expenses increased by 11.7% (or $51.2 million) to $490.8 million, compared to 2017. The increase is mainly due to expenses incurred by the properties acquired in 2018, partially offset by a prior year tax adjustment of $1.3 million recorded in Q1 2018.
NOI increased by 28.0% (or $33.1 million) to $151.2 million, compared to 2017. The increase is mainly due to strong same property NOI growth and contributions from accretive acquisitions.
The Company generated net income of $9.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, representing a decrease of $11.9 million compared to 2017. The decrease is mainly attributable to incremental interest expense and depreciation and amortization incurred from the properties acquired in 2018, and higher transaction costs incurred for these acquisitions, partially offset by income generated from the acquired properties and lower income taxes.
OFFO increased by 39.7% (or $25.6 million) to $89.9 million, compared to 2017. The increase is mainly due to income generated from the properties acquired in 2018 and a prior year tax adjustment of $1.3 million, partially offset by the dilution of earnings from the public offering of 9,066,000 common shares related to the acquisition completed in Q1 2018, and incremental interest expense on the acquisitions completed in 2018.
AFFO increased by 35.0% (or $24.0 million) to $92.5 million, compared to 2017. The increase is mainly due to the increase in OFFO noted above and income support received, partially offset by higher maintenance capital expenditures reflective of the Company’s growth.
The conference call will be on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. (ET). The toll-free dial-in number for participants is 1-844-543-5234, conference ID: 2358369. A webcast of the call will be accessible via Sienna's website at: www.siennaliving.ca/Investors/Events-Presentations.aspx. The webcast of the call will be available for replay until February 20, 2020 and archived on Sienna's website.
About Sienna Senior Living
Sienna Senior Living Inc. (TSX:SIA) is a leading seniors' living provider with 87 seniors' living residences in key markets in Canada. Sienna offers a full range of seniors' living options, including independent living, assisted living, long-term care, and specialized programs and services. Sienna also provides expert management services. Sienna is committed to national growth, while driving long-term value for shareholders. The Company's approximately 12,000 employees are passionate about helping residents live fully every day, and were the driving force behind Sienna being named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2017. For more information, please visit www.siennaliving.ca.
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