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Gladstone Commercial Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

November 01, 2010 | About:

Gladstone Commercial Corp. (NASDAQ:GOOD) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2010-09-30.

Gladstone Commercial Corp. has a market cap of $160.4 million; its shares were traded at around $18.68 with and P/S ratio of 3.7. The dividend yield of Gladstone Commercial Corp. stocks is 8%. Gladstone Commercial Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 61.6% over the past 5 years.GOOD is in the portfolios of Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates.

Highlight of Business Operations:

During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, we had net repayments under our line of credit of $10.5 million, with $22.7 million outstanding under the line at September 30, 2010. The proceeds from borrowings under the line of credit were used for working capital and to fund capital improvements at certain of our properties.

On April 15, 2005, we originated a mortgage loan in the amount of $10.0 million that was collateralized by an office building located in McLean, Virginia in which our Adviser and Administrator are subtenants. The mortgage loan was originally set to mature in May 2017, though, on July 22, 2010, it was fully repaid. We received $3.3 million of additional income and prepayment fees in connection with the early payment and the proceeds were used to repay a portion of our line of credit.

We had $48.0 million of balloon principal payments maturing under one of our long-term mortgages in 2010; however, the mortgage has three annual extension options through 2013, and we exercised one of these options on September 30, 2010. In connection with the exercise of the option, the interest rate reset from 6.85% to 4.58%. At the time of notification of extension, we remitted a fee of 0.25% of the outstanding principal balance, or approximately $120,000, and a certification to the lender that its aggregate debt service coverage ratio is not less than 1.2. The interest rate for the two additional extension periods will adjust based upon the 1-year swap rate at the time of extension and a fixed spread of 4.29% and 4.41%, respectively. We expect to exercise our remaining two annual extension options as they come due in 2012 and 2013. We have no other balloon principal payments due under any of our mortgages until 2013.

We have raised approximately $1.8 million in net proceeds from equity offerings during 2010. On November 4, 2009, we entered into an open market sale agreement, or the Open Market Sale Agreement, with Jefferies & Company, Inc., or Jefferies, under which we may, from time to time, offer to sell shares of our common stock with an aggregate sales price of up to $25.0 million on the open market through Jefferies, as agent, or to Jefferies, as principal based upon our instructions (including any price, time or size limits or other customary parameters or conditions that we may impose). Sales of shares of our common stock through Jefferies will be executed by means of ordinary brokers transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market or otherwise at market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, crosses or block transactions, as may be agreed between us and Jefferies, including a combination of any of these

On November 19, 2009, we entered into a dealer manager agreement, or the Dealer Manager Agreement, as amended and restated on December 22, 2009, with Halcyon Capital Markets, LLC, or Halcyon, pursuant to which Halcyon agreed to act as our dealer manager in connection with our continuous private offering of up to 3,333,333 shares of our then newly designated unregistered senior common stock at $15.00 per share. Holders of the unregistered senior common stock have the right, but not the obligation, following the fifth anniversary of the issuance of such shares, to exchange any or all of such shares of senior common stock for shares of our common stock. On October 19, 2010, we terminated the private offering of unregistered senior common stock, including the dividend reinvestment plan for the senior common stock. In connection with the termination, we wrote-off approximately $1.6 million of fees incurred in relation to the offering and for which we do not expect to be reimbursed. The expenses consisted primarily of legal, accounting and fees paid to Halcyon, and are recorded as professional fees in our consolidated statement of operations. We issued 58,893 shares of unregistered senior common stock pursuant to the private offering and related dividend reinvestment plan.. Net proceeds from these sales, after selling commissions and dealer manager fees, were approximately $787,000.

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