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AMB Property Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

May 08, 2012 | About:

AMB Property Corp. (AMB) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-03-31.

Amb Property Corp. has a market cap of $5.77 billion; its shares were traded at around $0 with a P/E ratio of 27.2 and P/S ratio of 9.1. The dividend yield of Amb Property Corp. stocks is 3.2%.

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The net operating income of the Real Estate Operations segment consisted of rental income and rental expenses from industrial properties that we own and consolidate and is impacted by our capital deployment activities. The size and percentage of occupancy of our consolidated operating portfolio fluctuates due to the timing of acquisitions, development activity and contributions. Such fluctuations affect the net operating income we recognize in this segment in a particular period. Also included in this segment is revenue from land we own and lease to customers under ground leases and development management and other income, offset by acquisition costs and land holding costs. The net operating income from the Real Estate Operations segment for the three months ended March 31, excluding amounts presented as Discontinued Operations in our Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 1, was as follows (in thousands):

We recognized net earnings of $14.0 million and $13.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. These earnings relate to our investment in unconsolidated investees that are accounted for on the equity method. The primary reason for the increase in 2012 over 2011 is due to the investments we acquired through the Merger, partially offset by the consolidation of PEPR and the Q1 Venture Acquisitions. The earnings we recognize are impacted by: (i) variances in revenues and expenses of the entity; (ii) the size and occupancy rate of the portfolio of properties owned by the entity; (iii) our ownership interest in the entity; and (iv) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates used to translate our share of net earnings to U.S. dollar, if applicable. We manage the majority of the properties in which we have an ownership interest as part of our total owned and managed portfolio. See discussion of our portfolio results in the section, Portfolio Information. See also Note 4 to our Consolidated Financial Statements in Item I for further breakdown of our share of net earnings recognized.

Our weighted average effective interest rate (including amortization of deferred loan costs) was 4.90% and 6.20% for the three month period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Our future interest expense, both gross and the portion capitalized, will vary depending on, among other things, the level of our development activities. As a result of the Merger and PEPR Acquisition, we increased our debt from $6.4 billion at March 31, 2011 to $12.1 billion at June 30, 2011. We reduced our debt to $11.4 billion at December 31, 2011. As a result of the Q1 Venture Acquisitions, we increased debt to $12.4 billion as of March 31, 2012, which we expect to reduce with proceeds from property sales. See Notes 2 and 7 to our Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 1 and Liquidity and Capital Resources for further discussion of our debt and borrowing costs.

In connection with the Merger and the exchange offer discussed in Note 7 to our Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 1, our convertible senior notes became exchangeable senior notes issued by the Operating Partnership that are exchangeable into common stock of the REIT. As a result, the accounting for the exchangeable senior notes changed, which required us to separate the fair value of the derivative instrument (exchange feature) from the debt instrument and account for it separately as a derivative. We adjust the derivative instrument at each reporting period to fair value with the resulting adjustment being recorded in earnings. We recognized an unrealized loss of $26.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

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