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The Macerich Company Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 25, 2011 | About:
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The Macerich Company (MAC) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Macerich Company has a market cap of $6.12 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.06 with a P/E ratio of 17.6 and P/S ratio of 8. The dividend yield of Macerich Company stocks is 4.2%.Hedge Fund Gurus that owns MAC: Bruce Kovner of Caxton Associates, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns MAC: Columbia Wanger of Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Pioneer Investments, Jeremy Grantham of GMO LLC.

Highlight of Business Operations:

On January 28, 2011, the Company in a 50/50 joint venture, agreed to acquire the Shops at Atlas, a 400,000 square foot community center in Queens, New York, for a total purchase price of $53.8 million. The Company's share of the purchase price consisting of $26.9 million is expected to be funded from cash on hand.

On February 24, 2011, the Company increased its ownership interest in Kierland Commons, a 434,690 square foot community center in Scottsdale, Arizona, from 24.5% to 50%. The purchase price for this transaction was $34.2 million in cash and the assumption of $18.6 million of existing debt.

On April 19, 2010, the Company repurchased and retired $18.5 million of convertible senior notes ("Senior Notes") for $18.3 million. This repurchase resulted in a loss of $0.5 million on early extinguishment of debt. The repurchases were funded through cash on hand.

On April 20, 2010, the Company completed an offering of 30,000,000 newly issued shares of its common stock and on April 23, 2010 issued an additional 1,000,000 newly issued shares of common stock in connection with the underwriters' exercise of its over-allotment option. The net proceeds of the offering, after giving effect to the issuance and sale of all 31,000,000 shares of common stock at an initial price to the public of $41.00 per share, were approximately $1.2 billion after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other transaction costs. The Company used a portion of the net proceeds of the offering to pay down its line of credit in full and reduce certain property indebtedness. The Company plans to use the remaining cash for debt repayments and/or general corporate purposes.

On August 2, 2010, the Company replaced the existing loan on Wilton Mall with a new $40.0 million loan that bears interest at LIBOR plus 0.675% and matures on August 1, 2013. As additional collateral for the loan, the Company is required to maintain a deposit of $40.0 million with the lender. The interest on the deposit is not restricted.

On November 3, 2010, Pacific Premier Retail Trust, one of the Company's joint ventures, repaid $40.0 million of the $155.0 million balance then outstanding on its credit facility, modified the interest rate to LIBOR plus 3.50% and modified the maturity to November 3, 2012, with a one-year extension option. The credit facility is cross-collateralized by Cascade Mall, Cross Court Plaza, Kitsap Mall, Kitsap Place, Northpoint Plaza and Redmond Town Center.

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