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CBL Properties Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021

03/31/2022

Results Demonstrate Strong Recovery and Ongoing Momentum in Operational Improvements

CBL Properties (NYSE: CBL) announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021. A description of each supplemental non-GAAP financial measure and the related reconciliation to the comparable GAAP financial measure is located at the end of this news release.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results:

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1,

 

 

 

For the One

 

 

Three Months

 

 

Three Months

through

 

 

 

Month Ended

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(151,545

)

 

 

$

(393,262

)

 

$

(544,807

)

 

$

(63,045

)

Funds from Operations ("FFO")

 

$

(92,968

)

 

 

$

(360,265

)

 

$

(453,233

)

 

$

50,986

 

FFO, as adjusted (1)

 

$

63,178

 

 

 

$

43,163

 

 

$

106,341

 

 

$

75,270

 

Full-Year Financial Results:

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1,

 

 

 

January 1,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(151,545

)

 

 

$

(470,627

)

 

$

(622,172

)

 

$

(332,494

)

Funds from Operations ("FFO")

 

$

(92,968

)

 

 

$

(144,738

)

 

$

(237,706

)

 

$

108,175

 

FFO, as adjusted (1)

 

$

63,178

 

 

 

$

286,649

 

 

$

349,827

 

 

$

140,755

 

(1)

For a reconciliation of FFO to FFO, as adjusted, for the periods presented, please refer to the footnotes to the Company’s reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders to FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders on page 11 of this news release.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • As of December 31, 2021, the Company had $319.5 million of unrestricted cash and marketable securities.
  • Total portfolio same-center Net Operating Income (“NOI”) increased 5.3% for the three months ended December 31, 2021, compared with the prior year period. Total portfolio same-center NOI increased 6.3% for the full year ended December 31, 2021, compared with the prior year.
  • Same-center sales per square foot for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2021, increased 13.0% and 15.5%, respectively as compared with the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2019.
  • Portfolio occupancy as of December 31, 2021, was 89.3%, representing a 90-basis point improvement from the sequential quarter and a 180-basis point improvement compared with 87.5% as of December 31, 2020. Same-center occupancy for malls, lifestyle centers and outlet centers was 87.6% as of December 31, 2021, representing a 130-basis point increase sequentially and a 170-basis point improvement compared with 85.9% as of December 31, 2020.
  • FFO, as adjusted, allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders, for the three months ended December 31, 2021 was $106.3 million, compared with $75.3 million. The increase in FFO, as adjusted, as compared with the prior year period is principally a result of $7.5 million lower net interest expense and a $3.7 million positive variance from undeclared preferred dividends accrued in the prior year period.
  • FFO, as adjusted, allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 was $349.8 million, compared with $140.8 million, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

“2021 was a transformational year for CBL," said Stephen D. Lebovitz, CBL's Chief Executive Officer. "We emerged from our restructuring with a strong balance sheet and a renewed focus to capitalize on the substantial opportunities ahead for CBL.

“2021 was also a year of outstanding financial performance for CBL. Our properties showed dramatic improvement across all key indicators despite ongoing challenges from the pandemic. Results for the fourth quarter built on the positive trends we experienced throughout the year. Higher traffic and sales drove substantial increases in percentage and short-term rents. Occupancy showed sequential and year-over-year improvement, reflecting strong underlying trends for our retailers. Over three million square feet of new and renewal leases were signed, demonstrating continued and growing interest in our properties. Despite inflationary pressures and increased operating hours, we effectively mitigated increases in overall operating expenses. I am grateful to the entire CBL team for their hard work, focus and execution of our strategic priorities.

“Following emergence, we have further improved our balance sheet, reducing debt by more than $200 million in a few short months. We have made solid progress on additional balance sheet initiatives, which will lower interest expense and increase our capital structure flexibility.

“Our strong balance sheet and robust financial performance position us to create substantial value for our shareholders through return of capital as well as opportunistic growth. We are highly confident in the future stability of our portfolio of nearly 45 open-air, lifestyle and outlet and other properties in addition to more than 40 market-dominant malls and see substantial opportunities ahead for CBL.”

COMBINED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS

Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended December 31, 2021, was $544.8 million, compared with net loss of $63.0 million, for the three months ended December 31, 2020.

Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021, was $622.2 million, compared with net loss of $332.5 million, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

FFO, as adjusted, allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders, for the three months ended December 31, 2021, was $106.3 million, compared with $75.3 million, for the three months ended December 31, 2020.

FFO, as adjusted, allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021, was $349.8 million, compared with $140.8 million, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

Percentage change in same-center Net Operating Income (“NOI”) (1):

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

Portfolio same-center NOI

 

5.3%

 

 

6.3%

 

Mall, Lifestyle Center and Outlet Center same-center NOI

 

4.8%

 

 

4.8%

 

(1)

CBL’s definition of same-center NOI excludes the impact of lease termination fees and certain non-cash items such as straight-line rents and reimbursements, write-offs of landlord inducements and net amortization of acquired above and below market leases.

Major variances impacting same-center NOI for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021, include:

  • Same-center NOI increased $25.7 million, due to a $39.0 million increase in total revenues partially offset by a $13.2 million increase in operating expenses.
  • Rental revenues increased $36.9 million, including an $18.9 million increase in percentage rents and a $20.9 million decline in tenant reimbursements. The total estimate for uncollectable revenues for 2021 was $1.7 million compared with $44.0 million in the prior year period.
  • Property operating expenses increased $10.2 million compared with the prior year, primarily due to the return to full operations following the reopening of CBL’s properties. Maintenance and repair expenses increased $8.2 million. Real estate tax expenses declined by $5.2 million, partially offsetting the above increases.

LIQUIDITY
As of December 31, 2021, CBL had approximately $319.5 million available in unrestricted cash and marketable securities.

PORTFOLIO OPERATIONAL RESULTS

Occupancy(1):

 

 

As of December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Total portfolio

 

89.3%

 

 

87.5%

 

Malls, Lifestyle Centers and Outlet Centers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total malls

 

87.2%

 

 

85.5%

 

Total lifestyle centers

 

86.7%

 

 

84.8%

 

Total outlet centers

 

93.6%

 

 

89.1%

 

Total same-center malls, lifestyle centers and outlet centers

 

87.6%

 

 

85.9%

 

Total malls, lifestyle centers and outlet centers

 

87.6%

 

 

85.8%

 

All Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total open-air centers

 

94.8%

 

 

93.4%

 

Total other

 

90.5%

 

 

99.3%

 

(1)

Occupancy for malls, lifestyle centers and outlet centers represent percentage of in-line gross leasable area under 20,000 square feet occupied. Occupancy for open-air centers represents percentage of gross leasable area occupied.

New and Renewal Leasing Activity of Same Small Shop Space Less Than 10,000 Square Feet:

% Change in Average Gross Rent Per Square Foot:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

Stabilized Malls, Lifestyle Centers and Outlet Centers

 

(1.1)%

 

 

(12.7)%

 

New leases

 

2.3%

 

 

(13.5)%

 

Renewal leases

 

(1.5)%

 

 

(12.6)%

 

Same-Center Sales Per Square Foot for In-line Tenants 10,000 Square Feet or Less:

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2019 (1)

 

 

% Change

 

Mall, Lifestyle Center and Outlet Center same-center sales per square foot

 

$

454

 

 

$

393

 

 

15.5%

 

 

(1)

Due to the temporary property and store closures that occurred during 2020 related to COVID-19, the majority of our tenants did not report sales for the full reporting period. As a result, we are not able to provide a complete measure of sales per square foot for the year ended December 31, 2020, and instead have presented the 2019 amount for comparative purposes.

Sales per square foot for the fourth quarter 2021 increased 13.0% as compared with the fourth quarter 2019, with all but five of CBL’s 54 reporting properties demonstrating an increase over the comparable period. For the full year ended December 31, 2021, sales per square foot increased 15.5% as compared with the full year ended December 31, 2019, with all but three of CBL’s 54 reporting properties demonstrating an increase over the comparable period.

FINANCING ACTIVITY
In February 2022, CBL closed on the extension and modification of the $134.1 million non-recourse loan secured by Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY. The loan maturity has been extended for two years, with three additional one-year extension options, subject to certain requirements. The fixed interest rate was reduced from 5.42% to 4.25%. As part of the modification, two ground leased outparcels were released from the collateral in exchange for the addition of the redeveloped former middle anchor location.

On February 1, 2022, the Company completed the exchange of its $150 million 7% Senior Secured Exchangeable Notes. The Company issued 10.98 million shares in satisfaction of the full Exchange Amount.

On December 8, 2021, EastGate Mall in Cincinnati, OH ($30.0 million), was placed into receivership and deconsolidated. CBL no longer controls the property following its transfer to receivership. Greenbrier Mall ($61.6 million) was placed into receivership as of March 10, 2022. CBL is cooperating in the foreclosure or conveyance of EastGate Mall, Greenbrier Mall, as well as Asheville Mall in Asheville, NC ($62.1 million), which was placed into receivership and deconsolidated in the first quarter 2021. Once the foreclosures or conveyances are complete, $153.7 million of debt will be removed from CBL’s pro rata share of total debt.

On November 8, 2021, the Company completed the redemption of $60.0 million of its 10% Secured Notes. Following the redemption, the Company has $395 million in 10% Secured Notes outstanding.

In October 2021, the loan secured by The Shoppes at Eagle Point was extended to October 2022. CBL is in the process of securing a new loan.

In October 2021, Brookfield Square Anchor S, LLC filed for bankruptcy. In December 2021, CBL reached an agreement with the lender to amend the $27.5 million loan secured by Brookfield Square Anchor S and dismiss the bankruptcy case. The loan term was extended through December 2023 and contains a one-year extension option.

In December 2021, the $8.1 million loan secured by The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass - Phase II was extended to October 2022 and contains a six-month extension option.

Subsequent to December 31, 2021, the $102.3 million non-recourse loan secured by Cross Creek Mall was extended to May 2022. CBL is in discussions with the lender for a potential longer-term extension and modification.

In February 2022, the loans secured by York Town Center, with a combined outstanding balance of $29.8 million, were extended through May 1, 2022. The Company is in the process of securing a new loan.

CBL and its joint venture partner have an agreement in principle with the lender on modification of the $35.8 million recourse loan secured by The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. The modified loan will have a non-recourse principal balance of $21.0 million ($10.5 million at CBL’s share). The parties have agreed to a $20.0 million unsecured deficiency claim. Other terms are being finalized.

CBL is in discussions with the lender on a potential modification and extension of the loans secured by Parkdale Mall in Beaumont, TX ($69.5 million), Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville, GA ($101.8 million) and Northwoods Mall in N. Charleston, SC ($60.7 million).

CBL is in the process of negotiating extensions and modifications of the remaining property level mortgage loans with maturities in 2021 and 2022.

DISPOSITIONS
In December 2021, CBL sold its interest in the Continental 425 Fund LLC joint venture. This joint venture owned the Springs at Port Orange, an apartment complex in Port Orange, FL, which was secured by a $44.4 million loan. CBL received $7.1 million in proceeds after factoring in its share of the outstanding debt.

In November 2021, CBL completed the sale of its self-storage portfolio for a gross sales price of $42.0 million. After repayment of approximately $25.9 million ($16.4 million at CBL’s share) in recourse loans secured by the properties, the sale generated cash to CBL of approximately $7.6 million.

The portfolio included self-storage facilities that CBL and its joint venture partner had developed on available land at CBL’s Mid Rivers Mall in St. Charles, MO, Eastgate Mall in Cincinnati, OH, Parkdale Mall in Beaumont, TX and Hamilton Place in Chattanooga, TN.

In 2021, CBL generated more than $63.0 million in gross proceeds, at its share, from asset sales.

DEVELOPMENT AND LEASING PROGRESS
In 2021, CBL opened more than 1.7 million square feet of new retail, dining, entertainment, and other uses across its portfolio. This included unique uses such as Hollywood Casino at York Galleria Mall in York, PA; the expansion of High Caliber Karting & Entertainment at Meridian Mall in Okemos, MI; Aloft by Marriott hotel and Trader Joe’s at Hamilton Place in Chattanooga, TN; Tilt at Richland Mall in Waco, TX; and the first Belong Gaming location in the United States at Pearland Town Center in Pearland, TX. CBL also welcomed OFFLINE by Aerie to Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY; Pottery Barn at Friendly Center in Greensboro, NC; and Tradehome Shoes at both Oak Park Mall in Kansas City, KS and Post Oak Mall in College Station, TX.

Openings anticipated in 2022 include Von Maur at West Towne Mall in Madison, WI; OFFLINE by Aerie, Rose & Remington and Palmetto Moon at Hamilton Place; Main Event at Sunrise Mall in Brownsville, TX; and a new and expanded Scheels at Dakota Square Mall in Minot, ND.

Additional offerings, including new restaurants, fitness, hotel and other uses are planned or under negotiation and will be announced as details are finalized.

Detailed project information is available in CBL’s Financial Supplement for Q4 2021, which can be found in the Invest – Financial Reports section of CBL’s website at cblproperties.com.

2022 DIVIDEND POLICY
CBL anticipates distributing the minimum required distribution (90% -100% of taxable income) to maintain its status as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Any required distributions are expected to be determined and announced in the fourth quarter 2022 and, subject to IRS guidelines, may be distributed in all cash or in a combination of cash and common stock, as determined at the time by CBL’s Board of Directors.

OUTLOOK AND GUIDANCE
CBL is providing guidance for 2022 FFO, as adjusted, in the range of $216.5 million - $231.8 million or $7.00 - $7.50 per diluted share, which assumes same-center NOI in the range of $400.0 million to $413.0 million.

Key Guidance Assumptions:

 

 

Low

 

 

High

 

2022 FFO, as adjusted

 

$216.5 million

 

 

$231.8 million

 

2022 FFO, as adjusted, per share

 

$

7.00

 

 

$

7.50

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding

 

30.9 million

 

 

30.9 million

 

2022 Same-Center NOI ("SC NOI")

 

$400.0 million

 

 

$413.0 million

 

2022 Change in Same-Center NOI

 

 

(10.5

)%

 

 

(7.5

)%

Commenting on 2022 guidance, Lebovitz stated, “Given the range of extraordinary factors which impacted 2021 results, we expect 2022 to be more reflective of CBL’s ongoing financial performance. The largest driver of this normalization is expected to be lower percentage rents and short-term income; however, we also anticipate increases in expenses, driven by inflationary pressure, wage growth and completion of certain maintenance and repair projects that were previously delayed. Our guidance for 2022 also reflects overall uncertainty surrounding headwinds facing the U.S. economy. Despite these impacts, we expect strong levels of leasing activity in 2022 and a renewed focus on our redevelopment program to position us for growth in 2023 and beyond.”

Assumptions driving the projected change in 2022 SC NOI:

 

2022 SC NOI

Low End

(in millions)

 

2022 SC NOI

High End

(in millions)

 

Variance Explanation

2021 Actual Same-Center NOI

$

447.0

 

$

447.0

 

Assumes Parkdale Mall and Crossing, The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo and The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg return to the same-center pool for full-year 2022.

Rent from new leases and contractual rent increases

$

10.5

 

$

14.0

 

Represents new rent from stores that opened in 2021 or expected to open in 2022 as well as net increases from existing tenants including contractual rent bumps and variable rent. Contractual increases are partially offset by a substantial projected decline in percentage rent.

Lease Terminations

$

(2.5

)

$

(2.5

)

Represents rent lost in 2022 related to stores that terminated leases in 2021.

Store Closures/Non-Renewals

$

(16.5

)

$

(14.5

)

Represents rent lost in 2022 related to stores that closed for a partial year in 2021 or are expected to close before year-end 2022.

Lease Renewals/Modifications

$

(16.0

)

$

(14.0

)

Impact of negative rent spreads related to renewals or lease modifications completed in 2021 and budgeted for 2022, including a substantial projected decline in percentage rents.

Operating Expense

$

(13.5

)

$

(11.0

)

Increases in operating expenses are primarily driven by the expectation that operating hours will return to normal versus the shortened operating hours in 2021 due to the impact of COVID, inflationary contract increases (security/janitorial) and higher maintenance and repair expense related to projects that were delayed in 2021, primarily due to labor shortages.

Reserve for Watch List Tenants

$

(9.0

)

$

(6.0

)

Represents credit loss related to tenants that may file for bankruptcy and/or close due to underperformance. 2021 was impacted by a negligible credit loss.

Total Variance

$

(47.0

)

$

(34.0

)

 

2022 SC NOI Guidance

$

400.0

 

$

413.0

 

 

% Variance

 

(10.5

)%

 

(7.5

)%

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Earnings Per Share to 2022 FFO, as Adjusted, Per Share:

 

 

Low

 

 

High

 

Expected diluted earnings per common share

 

$

(6.90

)

 

$

(6.40

)

Add: depreciation and amortization

 

 

10.31

 

 

 

10.31

 

Add: debt discount accretion, net of noncontrolling interests' share

 

 

3.59

 

 

 

3.59

 

Expected FFO, as adjusted, per diluted, fully converted common share

 

$

7.00

 

 

$

7.50

 

ABOUT CBL PROPERTIES
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio of market-dominant properties located in dynamic and growing communities. CBL’s owned and managed portfolio is comprised of 95 properties totaling 59.6 million square feet across 24 states, including 57 high-quality enclosed malls, outlet centers and lifestyle retail centers as well as more than 30 open-air centers and other assets. CBL seeks to continuously strengthen its company and portfolio through active management, aggressive leasing and profitable reinvestment in its properties. For more information visit cblproperties.com.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
Funds From Operations
FFO is a widely used non-GAAP measure of the operating performance of real estate companies that supplements net income (loss) determined in accordance with GAAP. The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") defines FFO as net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding gains or losses on sales of depreciable operating properties and impairment losses of depreciable properties, plus depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures and noncontrolling interests. Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures and noncontrolling interests are calculated on the same basis. We define FFO as defined above by NAREIT less dividends on preferred stock of the Company or distributions on preferred units of the Operating Partnership, as applicable. The Company’s method of calculating FFO may be different from methods used by other REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to such other REITs.

The Company believes that FFO provides an additional indicator of the operating performance of its properties without giving effect to real estate depreciation and amortization, which assumes the value of real estate assets declines predictably over time. Since values of well-maintained real estate assets have historically risen with market conditions, the Company believes that FFO enhances investors’ understanding of its operating performance. The use of FFO as an indicator of financial performance is influenced not only by the operations of the Company’s properties and interest rates, but also by its capital structure.

The Company presents both FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders and FFO allocable to common shareholders, as it believes that both are useful performance measures. The Company believes FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders is a useful performance measure since it conducts substantially all of its business through its Operating Partnership and, therefore, it reflects the performance of the properties in absolute terms regardless of the ratio of ownership interests of the Company’s common shareholders and the noncontrolling interest in the Operating Partnership. The Company believes FFO allocable to its common shareholders is a useful performance measure because it is the performance measure that is most directly comparable to net income (loss) attributable to its common shareholders.

In the reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to the Company’s common shareholders to FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders, located in this earnings release, the Company makes an adjustment to add back noncontrolling interest in income (loss) of its Operating Partnership in order to arrive at FFO of the Operating Partnership common unitholders. The Company then applies a percentage to FFO of the Operating Partnership common unitholders to arrive at FFO allocable to its common shareholders. The percentage is computed by taking the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the period and dividing it by the sum of the weighted-average number of common shares and the weighted-average number of Operating Partnership units held by noncontrolling interests during the period.

FFO does not represent cash flows from operations as defined by GAAP, is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund all cash flow needs and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) for purposes of evaluating the Company’s operating performance or to cash flow as a measure of liquidity.

The Company believes that it is important to identify the impact of certain significant items on its FFO measures for a reader to have a complete understanding of the Company’s results of operations. Therefore, the Company has also presented adjusted FFO measures excluding these items from the applicable periods. Please refer to the reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders to FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders on page 11 of this news release for a description of these adjustments.

Same-center Net Operating Income
NOI is a supplemental non-GAAP measure of the operating performance of the Company’s shopping centers and other properties. The Company defines NOI as property operating revenues (rental revenues, tenant reimbursements and other income) less property operating expenses (property operating, real estate taxes and maintenance and repairs).

The Company computes NOI based on the Operating Partnership’s pro rata share of both consolidated and unconsolidated properties. The Company believes that presenting NOI and same-center NOI (described below) based on its Operating Partnership’s pro rata share of both consolidated and unconsolidated properties is useful since the Company conducts substantially all of its business through its Operating Partnership and, therefore, it reflects the performance of the properties in absolute terms regardless of the ratio of ownership interests of the Company’s common shareholders and the noncontrolling interest in the Operating Partnership. The Company's definition of NOI may be different than that used by other companies and, accordingly, the Company's calculation of NOI may not be comparable to that of other companies.

Since NOI includes only those revenues and expenses related to the operations of the Company’s shopping center properties, the Company believes that same-center NOI provides a measure that reflects trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, sales at the malls and operating costs and the impact of those trends on the Company’s results of operations. The Company’s calculation of same-center NOI excludes lease termination income, straight-line rent adjustments, amortization of above and below market lease intangibles and write-off of landlord inducement assets in order to enhance the comparability of results from one period to another. A reconciliation of same-center NOI to net income is located at the end of this earnings release.

Pro Rata Share of Debt
The Company presents debt based on the carrying value of its pro rata ownership share (including the carrying value of the Company’s pro rata share of unconsolidated affiliates and excluding noncontrolling interests’ share of consolidated properties) because it believes this provides investors a clearer understanding of the Company’s total debt obligations which affect the Company’s liquidity. A reconciliation of the Company’s pro rata share of debt to the amount of debt on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet is located at the end of this earnings release.

Combined Results
Our financial results for the periods from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021, and the year ended December 31, 2020 are referred to as those of the “Predecessor” period. Our financial results for the period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are referred to as those of the “Successor” period. Our results of operations as reported in our consolidated financial statements for these periods are prepared in accordance with GAAP. Although GAAP requires that we report our results for the period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 and the period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 separately, management views the Company’s operating results for the year ended December 31, 2021 by combining the results of the applicable Predecessor and Successor periods because such presentation provides the most meaningful comparison of our results to prior periods.

The Company cannot adequately benchmark the operating results of the period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 against any of the previous periods reported in its consolidated financial statements without combining it with the period from October 1, 2021 through October 31, 20221 or January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 and does not believe that reviewing the results of this period in isolation would be useful in identifying trends in or reaching conclusions regarding the Company’s overall operating performance. Management believes that the key performance metrics such as revenue, NOI and FFO for the Successor period when combined with the Predecessor period provide more meaningful comparisons to other periods and are useful in identifying current business trends. Accordingly, in addition to presenting our results of operations as reported in our consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP, the tables and discussion herein also present the combined results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021.

The combined results for the three months ended December 31, 2021, which we refer to herein as the results for the “three months ended December 31, 2021” represent the sum of the reported amounts for the Predecessor period from October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 and the Successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. The combined results for the year ended December 31, 2021, which we refer to herein as the results for the "year ended December 31, 2021" represent the sum of the reported amounts for the Predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 and the Successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. These combined results are not considered to be prepared in accordance with GAAP and have not been prepared as pro forma results per applicable regulations. The combined operating results do not reflect the actual results we would have achieved absent our emergence from bankruptcy and may not be indicative of future results. Accordingly, the results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020 may not be comparable, particularly for statement of operations line items significantly impacted by the reorganization transactions, the impact of fresh start accounting on depreciation and amortization, the discount to the carrying value of its debt and the impact of interest expense not being recognized while in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from the Petition Date of November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021.

Information included herein contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Future events and actual events, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the events and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The reader is directed to the Company’s various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, and the “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included therein, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

For the Three

 

November 1,

 

 

 

October 1,

 

 

Months

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental revenues

 

$

103,252

 

 

 

$

45,892

 

 

$

148,588

 

Management, development and leasing fees

 

 

1,500

 

 

 

 

755

 

 

 

1,549

 

Other

 

 

4,094

 

 

 

 

1,263

 

 

 

4,042

 

Total revenues

 

 

108,846

 

 

 

 

47,910

 

 

 

154,179

 

EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property operating

 

 

(15,258

)

 

 

 

(7,492

)

 

 

(21,050

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(49,504

)

 

 

 

(16,483

)

 

 

(52,988

)

Real estate taxes

 

 

(9,598

)

 

 

 

(5,169

)

 

 

(16,186

)

Maintenance and repairs

 

 

(7,581

)

 

 

 

(3,440

)

 

 

(8,457

)

General and administrative

 

 

(9,175

)

 

 

 

(5,779

)

 

 

(12,136

)

Loss on impairment

 

 

 

 

 

 

(26,439

)

 

 

(66,394

)

Litigation settlement

 

 

118

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

5,375

 

Prepetition charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,112

)

Other

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

(354

)

 

 

(553

)

Total expenses

 

 

(91,001

)

 

 

 

(65,113

)

 

 

(175,501

)

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other income

 

 

510

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

1,133

 

Interest expense

 

 

(195,488

)

 

 

 

(6,947

)

 

 

(39,903

)

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,114

 

Gain on deconsolidation

 

 

19,126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) on sales of real estate assets

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

3,695

 

 

 

1,988

 

Reorganization items, net

 

 

(1,403

)

 

 

 

(383,148

)

 

 

(35,977

)

Income tax benefit (provision)

 

 

5,885

 

 

 

 

(856

)

 

 

353

 

Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

797

 

 

 

 

(1,248

)

 

 

(2,404

)

Total other expenses

 

 

(170,576

)

 

 

 

(388,488

)

 

 

(57,696

)

Net loss

 

 

(152,731

)

 

 

 

(405,691

)

 

 

(79,018

)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

460

 

 

 

662

 

Other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

1,186

 

 

 

 

11,969

 

 

 

19,052

 

Net loss attributable to the Company

 

 

(151,545

)

 

 

 

(393,262

)

 

 

(59,304

)

Preferred dividends undeclared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,741

)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(151,545

)

 

 

$

(393,262

)

 

$

(63,045

)

Basic and diluted per share data attributable to common

shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(7.50

)

 

 

$

(1.99

)

 

$

(0.32

)

Weighted-average common and potential dilutive common shares

outstanding

 

 

20,208

 

 

 

 

197,625

 

 

 

196,429

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

 

November 1,

 

 

 

January 1,

 

 

 

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental revenues

 

$

103,252

 

 

 

$

450,922

 

 

$

554,064

 

Management, development and leasing fees

 

 

1,500

 

 

 

 

5,642

 

 

 

6,800

 

Other

 

 

4,094

 

 

 

 

11,465

 

 

 

14,997

 

Total revenues

 

 

108,846

 

 

 

 

468,029

 

 

 

575,861

 

EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property operating

 

 

(15,258

)

 

 

 

(72,735

)

 

 

(84,061

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(49,504

)

 

 

 

(158,574

)

 

 

(215,030

)

Real estate taxes

 

 

(9,598

)

 

 

 

(50,787

)

 

 

(69,686

)

Maintenance and repairs

 

 

(7,581

)

 

 

 

(32,487

)

 

 

(34,132

)

General and administrative

 

 

(9,175

)

 

 

 

(43,160

)

 

 

(53,425

)

Loss on impairment

 

 

 

 

 

 

(146,781

)

 

 

(213,358

)

Litigation settlement

 

 

118

 

 

 

 

932

 

 

 

7,855

 

Prepetition charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23,883

)

Other

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

(745

)

 

 

(953

)

Total expenses

 

 

(91,001

)

 

 

 

(504,337

)

 

 

(686,673

)

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other income

 

 

510

 

 

 

 

2,055

 

 

 

6,396

 

Interest expense

 

 

(195,488

)

 

 

 

(72,415

)

 

 

(200,663

)

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32,521

 

Gain on deconsolidation

 

 

19,126

 

 

 

 

55,131

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) on sales of real estate assets

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

12,187

 

 

 

4,696

 

Reorganization items, net

 

 

(1,403

)

 

 

 

(435,162

)

 

 

(35,977

)

Income tax benefit (provision)

 

 

5,885

 

 

 

 

(1,078

)

 

 

(16,836

)

Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

797

 

 

 

 

(10,823

)

 

 

(14,854

)

Total other expenses

 

 

(170,576

)

 

 

 

(450,105

)

 

 

(224,717

)

Net loss

 

 

(152,731

)

 

 

 

(486,413

)

 

 

(335,529

)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,473

 

 

 

19,762

 

Other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

1,186

 

 

 

 

13,313

 

 

 

20,683

 

Net loss attributable to the Company

 

 

(151,545

)

 

 

 

(470,627

)

 

 

(295,084

)

Preferred dividends undeclared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(37,410

)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(151,545

)

 

 

$

(470,627

)

 

$

(332,494

)

Basic and diluted per share data attributable to common

shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(7.50

)

 

 

$

(2.39

)

 

$

(1.75

)

Weighted-average common and potential dilutive common shares

outstanding

 

 

20,208

 

 

 

 

196,591

 

 

 

190,277

 

The Company's reconciliation of net loss attributable to common shareholders to FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders is as follows:
(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP

Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

Three

 

 

Three

 

November 1,

 

 

 

October 1,

 

 

Months

 

 

Months

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(151,545

)

 

 

$

(393,262

)

 

$

(544,807

)

 

$

(63,045

)

Noncontrolling interest in loss of Operating Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

(460

)

 

 

(460

)

 

 

(662

)

Depreciation and amortization expense of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated properties

 

 

49,504

 

 

 

 

16,483

 

 

 

65,987

 

 

 

52,988

 

Unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

9,847

 

 

 

 

4,660

 

 

 

14,507

 

 

 

14,767

 

Non-real estate assets

 

 

(132

)

 

 

 

(145

)

 

 

(277

)

 

 

(625

)

Noncontrolling interests' share of depreciation and amortization in other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

(622

)

 

 

 

(191

)

 

 

(813

)

 

 

(809

)

Loss on impairment, net of noncontrolling interests' share

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,704

 

 

 

15,704

 

 

 

48,372

 

Gain on depreciable property, net of taxes

 

 

(20

)

 

 

 

(3,054

)

 

 

(3,074

)

 

 

 

FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders

 

 

(92,968

)

 

 

 

(360,265

)

 

 

(453,233

)

 

 

50,986

 

Debt discount accretion, net of noncontrolling interests' share (1)

 

 

184,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184,637

 

 

 

 

Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates with negative investment

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

Senior secured notes fair value adjustment (2)

 

 

395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

395

 

 

 

 

Litigation settlement (3)

 

 

(118

)

 

 

 

(43

)

 

 

(161

)

 

 

(5,375

)

Non-cash default interest expense (4)

 

 

(6,471

)

 

 

 

3,107

 

 

 

(3,364

)

 

 

7,684

 

Gain on deconsolidation (5)

 

 

(19,126

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19,126

)

 

 

 

Reorganization items, net of noncontrolling interests' share (6)

 

 

1,403

 

 

 

 

400,364

 

 

 

401,767

 

 

 

35,977

 

Prepetition charges (7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,112

 

Gain on extinguishment of debt (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(17,114

)

FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders, as adjusted

 

$

63,178

 

 

 

$

43,163

 

 

$

106,341

 

 

$

75,270

 

(1)

In conjunction with fresh start accounting, the Company estimated the fair value of its mortgage notes with the assistance of a third-party valuation advisor. This resulted in recognizing a debt discount as interest expense on the Effective Date. The debt discount is accreted over the term of the respective debt using the effective interest method.

(2)

As of December 31, 2021, represents the fair value adjustment recorded on the Company’s 10% senior secured notes (the “Secured Notes”) as interest expense. The Company elected the fair value option in conjunction with the issuance of its Secured Notes.

(3)

For the Predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020, represents a credit to litigation settlement expense related to claim amounts that were released pursuant to the terms of the settlement agreement related to the settlement of a class action lawsuit. For the year ended December 31, 2019, represents expense associated with the settlement of the class action lawsuit.

(4)

The Successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 includes the reversal of default interest expense. The Predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 includes default interest expense related to loans secured by properties that were in default prior to the Company filing the Chapter 11 Cases, as well as loans secured by properties that remain in default due to the Company filing the Chapter 11 Cases. The Predecessor year ended December 31, 2020 includes default interest expense related to loans secured by properties that were in default prior to the Company filing the Chapter 11 Cases, as well as loans secured by properties that were in default due to the Company filing the Chapter 11 Cases.

(5)

During the Successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, the Successor Company deconsolidated EastGate Mall due to a loss of control when the property was placed into receivership in connection with the foreclosure process. For the Predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021, the Predecessor Company deconsolidated Asheville Mall and Park Plaza due to a loss of control when the properties were placed into receivership in connection with the foreclosure process.

(6)

For the Successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, reorganization items represent costs incurred subsequent to the Company filing the Chapter 11 Cases associated with the Company’s reorganization efforts. For the Predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 reorganization items represent adjustments related to the fair value of the Successor Company, adjustments related to the write off of the Predecessor Company’s debt and the issuance of new debt of the Successor Company, as well as costs incurred subsequent to the Company filing the Chapter 11 Cases associated with the Company’s reorganization efforts, which consists of professional fees, legal fees, retention bonuses and U.S. Trustee fees. For the Predecessor year ended December 31, 2020, reorganization items represent costs incurred subsequent to the Company filing the Chapter 11 Cases associated with the Company’s reorganization efforts, which consists of professional fees, legal fees, retention bonuses, U.S. Trustee fees and unamortized deferred financing costs and debt discounts expensed in accordance with ASC 852.

(7)

For the Predecessor year ended December 31, 2020, represents professional fees related to the Company’s negotiations with the administrative agent and lenders under the secured credit facility and certain holders of the Predecessor Company’s senior unsecured notes regarding a restructure of such indebtedness prior to the filing of voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas beginning on November 1, 2020.

(8)

The Predecessor year ended December 31, 2020 includes a gain on extinguishment of debt related to the non-recourse loans secured by Burnsville Center and Hickory Point Mall, which were conveyed to the lender. The Predecessor year ended December 31, 2019 includes a gain on extinguishment of debt related to the non-recourse loan secured by Acadiana Mall, which was conveyed to the lender.

The Company's reconciliation of net loss attributable to common shareholders to FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders is as follows:
(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP

Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1,

 

 

 

January 1,

 

 

 

 

 

 

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Year ended

 

 

Year ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

 

$

(151,545

)

 

 

$

(470,627

)

 

$

(622,172

)

 

$

(332,494

)

Noncontrolling interest in loss of Operating Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,473

)

 

 

(2,473

)

 

 

(19,762

)

Depreciation and amortization expense of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated properties

 

 

49,504

 

 

 

 

158,574

 

 

 

208,078

 

 

 

215,030

 

Unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

9,847

 

 

 

 

45,126

 

 

 

54,973

 

 

 

56,734

 

Non-real estate assets

 

 

(132

)

 

 

 

(1,593

)

 

 

(1,725

)

 

 

(3,056

)

Noncontrolling interests' share of depreciation and amortization in other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

(622

)

 

 

 

(1,901

)

 

 

(2,523

)

 

 

(3,638

)

Loss on impairment, net of noncontrolling interests' share

 

 

 

 

 

 

136,046

 

 

 

136,046

 

 

 

195,336

 

(Gain) loss on depreciable property, net of taxes

 

 

(20

)

 

 

 

(7,890

)

 

 

(7,910

)

 

 

25

 

FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders

 

 

(92,968

)

 

 

 

(144,738

)

 

 

(237,706

)

 

 

108,175

 

Debt discount accretion, net of noncontrolling interests' share (1)

 

 

184,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184,637

 

 

 

 

Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates with negative investment

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

Senior secured notes fair value adjustment (2)

 

 

395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

395

 

 

 

 

Litigation settlement (3)

 

 

(118

)

 

 

 

(932

)

 

 

(1,050

)

 

 

(7,855

)

Non-cash default interest expense (4)

 

 

(6,471

)

 

 

 

35,072

 

 

 

28,601

 

 

 

13,096

 

Gain on deconsolidation (5)

 

 

(19,126

)

 

 

 

(55,131

)

 

 

(74,257

)

 

 

 

Reorganization items, net of noncontrolling interests' share (6)

 

 

1,403

 

 

 

 

452,378

 

 

 

453,781

 

 

 

35,977

 

Prepetition charges (7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,883

 

Gain on extinguishment of debt (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(32,521

)

FFO allocable to Operating Partnership common unitholders, as adjusted

 

$

63,178

 

 

 

$

286,649

 

 

$

349,827

 

 

$

140,755

 

(1)

In conjunction with fresh start accounting, the Company estimated the fair value of its mortgage notes with the assistance of a third-party valuation advisor. This resulted in recognizing a debt discount as interest expense on the Effective Date. The debt discount is accreted over the term of the respective debt using the effective interest method.

(2)

As of December 31, 2021, represents the fair value adjustment recorded on the Company’s Secured Notes as interest expense. The Company elected the fair value option in conjunction with the issuance of its Secured Notes.

(3)

For the successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, for the predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020, represents a credit to litigation settlement expense related to claim amounts that were released pursuant to the terms of the settlement agreement related to the settlement of a class action lawsuit.

(4)

The successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 includes the reversal of default interest expense. The predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 includes default interest expense related to loans secured by properties that were in default prior to the Company filing voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, as well as loans secured by properties that remain in default due to the Company filing voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code. The predecessor year ended December 31, 2020 includes default interest expense related to loans secured by properties that were in default prior to the Company filing voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, as well as loans secured by properties that were in default due to the Company filing voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code.

(5)

For the successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, the Company deconsolidated EastGate Mall due to a loss of control when the property was placed into receivership in connection with the foreclosure process. For the predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021, the Company deconsolidated Asheville Mall and Park Plaza due to a loss of control when the properties were placed into receivership in connection with the foreclosure process.

(6)

For the successor period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, reorganization items represent costs incurred subsequent to the Company filing voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas associated with the Company’s reorganization efforts. For the predecessor period from January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021 reorganization items represent adjustments related to the fair value of the successor Company, adjustments related to the write off of the predecessor Company’s debt and the issuance of new debt of the successor Company, as well as costs incurred subsequent to the Company filing voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas associated with the Company’s reorganization efforts, which consists of professional fees, legal fees, retention bonuses and U.S. Trustee fees. For the predecessor year ended December 31, 2020, reorganization items represent costs incurred subsequent to the Company filing voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas associated with the Company’s reorganization efforts, which consists of professional fees, legal fees, retention bonuses, U.S. Trustee fees and unamortized deferred financing costs and debt discounts expensed in accordance with ASC 852.

(7)

For the predecessor year ended December 31, 2020, represents professional fees related to the Company’s negotiations with the administrative agent and lenders under the secured credit facility and certain holders of the predecessor Company’s senior unsecured notes regarding a restructure of such indebtedness prior to the filing of voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas beginning on November 1, 2020.

(8)

The predecessor year ended December 31, 2020 includes a gain on extinguishment of debt related to the non-recourse loans secured by Burnsville Center and Hickory Point Mall, which were conveyed to the lender.

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP

Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

For the Three

 

 

Three

 

November 1,

 

 

 

October 1,

 

 

Months

 

 

Months

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FFO INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease termination fees

 

$

3,597

 

 

 

$

1,518

 

 

$

5,115

 

 

$

2,701

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight-line rental income adjustment

 

$

1,361

 

 

 

$

(901

)

 

$

460

 

 

$

718

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) on outparcel sales, net of taxes

 

$

(23

)

 

 

$

(1

)

 

$

(24

)

 

$

1,988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net amortization of acquired above- and below-market leases

 

$

(3,291

)

 

 

$

40

 

 

$

(3,251

)

 

$

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax benefit (provision)

 

$

5,885

 

 

 

$

(856

)

 

$

5,029

 

 

$

353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abandoned projects expense

 

$

(3

)

 

 

$

(354

)

 

$

(357

)

 

$

(553

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest capitalized

 

$

221

 

 

 

$

101

 

 

$

322

 

 

$

424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimate of uncollectable revenues

 

$

(782

)

 

 

$

(2,007

)

 

$

(2,789

)

 

$

6,040

 

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP

Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1,

 

 

 

January 1,

 

 

 

 

 

 

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FFO INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease termination fees

 

$

3,597

 

 

 

$

4,843

 

 

$

8,440

 

 

$

6,076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight-line rental income adjustment

 

$

1,361

 

 

 

$

(2,051

)

 

$

(690

)

 

$

(1,254

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) on outparcel sales, net of taxes

 

$

(23

)

 

 

$

3,584

 

 

$

3,561

 

 

$

4,721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net amortization of acquired above- and below-market leases

 

$

(3,291

)

 

 

$

225

 

 

$

(3,066

)

 

$

1,369

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax benefit (provision)

 

$

5,885

 

 

 

$

(1,078

)

 

$

4,807

 

 

$

(16,836

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abandoned projects expense

 

$

(3

)

 

 

$

(745

)

 

$

(748

)

 

$

(953

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest capitalized

 

$

221

 

 

 

$

133

 

 

$

354

 

 

$

1,954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimate of uncollectable revenues

 

$

(782

)

 

 

$

(6,046

)

 

$

(6,828

)

 

$

(49,329

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight-line rent receivable

 

$

2,452

 

 

 

$

53,157

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same-center Net Operating Income

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP

Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

For the

 

 

For the

 

November 1,

 

 

 

October 1,

 

 

Three Months

 

 

Three Months

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

Ended

 

 

Ended

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net loss

 

$

(152,731

)

 

 

$

(405,691

)

 

$

(558,422

)

 

$

(79,018

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

49,504

 

 

 

 

16,483

 

 

 

65,987

 

 

 

52,988

 

Depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

9,847

 

 

 

 

4,660

 

 

 

14,507

 

 

 

14,767

 

Noncontrolling interests' share of depreciation and amortization in other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

(622

)

 

 

 

(191

)

 

 

(813

)

 

 

(809

)

Interest expense

 

 

195,488

 

 

 

 

6,947

 

 

 

202,435

 

 

 

39,903

 

Interest expense from unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

11,425

 

 

 

 

3,507

 

 

 

14,932

 

 

 

8,974

 

Noncontrolling interests' share of interest expense in other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

(1,464

)

 

 

 

(282

)

 

 

(1,746

)

 

 

(603

)

Abandoned projects expense

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

354

 

 

 

357

 

 

 

553

 

(Gain) loss on sales of real estate assets

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

(3,695

)

 

 

(3,692

)

 

 

(1,988

)

Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates with negative investment

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(17,114

)

Gain on deconsolidation

 

 

(19,126

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19,126

)

 

 

 

Loss on impairment, net of noncontrolling interests' share

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,704

 

 

 

15,704

 

 

 

48,372

 

Prepetition charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,112

 

Litigation settlement

 

 

(118

)

 

 

 

(43

)

 

 

(161

)

 

 

(5,375

)

Reorganization items, net of noncontrolling interests' share

 

 

1,403

 

 

 

 

400,364

 

 

 

401,767

 

 

 

35,977

 

Income tax (benefit) provision

 

 

(5,885

)

 

 

 

856

 

 

 

(5,029

)

 

 

(353

)

Lease termination fees

 

 

(3,597

)

 

 

 

(1,518

)

 

 

(5,115

)

 

 

(2,701

)

Straight-line rent and above- and below-market lease amortization

 

 

1,930

 

 

 

 

861

 

 

 

2,791

 

 

 

(746

)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in other

consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

1,186

 

 

 

 

11,969

 

 

 

13,155

 

 

 

19,052

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

9,175

 

 

 

 

5,779

 

 

 

14,954

 

 

 

9,024

 

Management fees and non-property level revenues

 

 

(2,801

)

 

 

 

(19,462

)

 

 

(22,263

)

 

 

(611

)

Operating Partnership's share of property NOI

 

 

89,046

 

 

 

 

36,602

 

 

 

125,648

 

 

 

123,404

 

Non-comparable NOI

 

 

(4,170

)

 

 

 

(1,748

)

 

 

(5,918

)

 

 

(9,750

)

Total same-center NOI (1)

 

$

84,876

 

 

 

$

34,854

 

 

$

119,730

 

 

$

113,654

 

Total same-center NOI percentage change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.3

%

 

 

 

 

Same-center Net Operating Income

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

Non-GAAP

Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

 

Period from

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

November 1,

 

 

 

January 1,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

through

 

 

 

through

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

October 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net loss

 

$

(152,731

)

 

 

$

(486,413

)

 

$

(639,144

)

 

$

(335,529

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

49,504

 

 

 

 

158,574

 

 

 

208,078

 

 

 

215,030

 

Depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

9,847

 

 

 

 

45,126

 

 

 

54,973

 

 

 

56,734

 

Noncontrolling interests' share of depreciation and amortization in other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

(622

)

 

 

 

(1,901

)

 

 

(2,523

)

 

 

(3,638

)

Interest expense

 

 

195,488

 

 

 

 

72,415

 

 

 

267,903

 

 

 

200,663

 

Interest expense from unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

11,425

 

 

 

 

34,514

 

 

 

45,939

 

 

 

32,975

 

Noncontrolling interests' share of interest expense in other consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

(1,464

)

 

 

 

(2,790

)

 

 

(4,254

)

 

 

(2,329

)

Abandoned projects expense

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

745

 

 

 

748

 

 

 

952

 

(Gain) loss on sales of real estate assets

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

(12,187

)

 

 

(12,184

)

 

 

(4,696

)

Gain on sales of real estate assets of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

 

 

 

 

(70

)

 

 

(70

)

 

 

 

Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates with negative investment

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,574

)

 

 

 

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(32,521

)

Gain on deconsolidation

 

 

(19,126

)

 

 

 

(55,131

)

 

 

(74,257

)

 

 

 

Loss on impairment, net of noncontrolling interests' share

 

 

 

 

 

 

136,046

 

 

 

136,046

 

 

 

195,336

 

Prepetition charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,883

 

Litigation settlement

 

 

(118

)

 

 

 

(932

)

 

 

(1,050

)

 

 

(7,855

)

Reorganization items, net of noncontrolling interests' share

 

 

1,403

 

 

 

 

452,378

 

 

 

453,781

 

 

 

35,977

 

Income tax (benefit) provision

 

 

(5,885

)

 

 

 

1,078

 

 

 

(4,807

)

 

 

16,836

 

Lease termination fees

 

 

(3,597

)

 

 

 

(4,843

)

 

 

(8,440

)

 

 

(6,076

)

Straight-line rent and above- and below-market lease amortization

 

 

1,930

 

 

 

 

1,826

 

 

 

3,756

 

 

 

(115

)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in other

consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

1,186

 

 

 

 

13,313

 

 

 

14,499

 

 

 

20,683

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

9,175

 

 

 

 

43,160

 

 

 

52,335

 

 

 

53,425

 

Management fees and non-property level revenues

 

 

(2,801

)

 

 

 

(26,604

)

 

 

(29,405

)

 

 

(13,467

)

Operating Partnership's share of property NOI

 

 

89,046

 

 

 

 

368,304

 

 

 

457,350

 

 

 

446,268

 

Non-comparable NOI

 

 

(4,170

)

 

 

 

(19,069

)

 

 

(23,239

)

 

 

(37,814

)

Total same-center NOI (1)

 

$

84,876

 

 

 

$

349,235

 

 

$

434,111

 

 

$

408,454

 

Total same-center NOI percentage change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.3

%

 

 

 

 

Same-center Net Operating Income

(Continued)

 

 

Non-GAAP

Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

For the Three

 

 

For the Three

 

Months Ended

 

 

Months Ended

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Malls

 

$

87,064

 

 

$

83,062

 

Lifestyle centers

 

 

11,183

 

 

 

9,324

 

Open-air centers

 

 

12,387

 

 

 

12,766

 

Outlet centers

 

 

3,458

 

 

 

3,121

 

Outparcels and other

 

 

5,638

 

 

 

5,381

 

Total same-center NOI (1)

 

$

119,730

 

 

$

113,654

 

Percentage Change:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malls

 

 

4.8

%

 

 

 

 

Lifestyle centers

 

 

19.9

%

 

 

 

 

Open-air centers

 

 

(3.0

)%

 

 

 

 

Outlet centers

 

 

10.8

%

 

 

 

 

Outparcels and other

 

 

4.8

%

 

 

 

 

Total same-center NOI (1)

 

 

5.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Combined

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Malls

 

$

310,892

 

 

$

296,527

 

Lifestyle centers

 

 

40,006

 

 

 

33,083

 

Open-air centers

 

 

48,282

 

 

 

47,976

 

Outlet centers

 

 

13,100

 

 

 

11,070

 

Outparcels and other

 

 

21,831

 

 

 

19,798

 

Total same-center NOI (1)

 

$

434,111

 

 

$

408,454

 

Percentage Change:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malls

 

 

4.8

%

 

 

 

 

Lifestyle centers

 

 

20.9

%

 

 

 

 

Open-air centers

 

 

0.6

%

 

 

 

 

Outlet centers

 

 

18.3

%

 

 

 

 

Outparcels and other

 

 

10.3

%

 

 

 

 

Total same-center NOI (1)

 

 

6.3

%

 

 

 

 

(1)

CBL defines NOI as property operating revenues (rental revenues, tenant reimbursements and other income), less property operating expenses (property operating, real estate taxes and maintenance and repairs). NOI excludes lease termination income, straight-line rent adjustments, amortization of above and below market lease intangibles and write-offs of landlord inducement assets. We include a property in our same-center pool when we own all or a portion of the property as of December 31, 2021, and we owned it and it was in operation for both the entire preceding calendar year and the current year-to-date reporting period ending December 31, 2021. New properties are excluded from same-center NOI, until they meet these criteria. Properties excluded from the same-center pool that would otherwise meet these criteria are properties which are under major redevelopment or being considered for repositioning, where we intend to renegotiate the terms of the debt secured by the related property or return the property to the lender.

Company's Share of Consolidated and Unconsolidated Debt

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

As of December 31, 2021 (Successor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unamortized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total per

 

 

Deferred

 

 

Unamortized

 

 

 

 

 

 

Variable

 

 

Debt

 

 

Financing

 

 

Debt

 

 

 

Fixed Rate

 

 

Rate

 

 

Schedule

 

 

Costs (1)

 

 

Discounts (2)

 

 

Total

Consolidated debt (3)

 

$

1,461,927

 

 

$

947,002

 

 

$

2,408,929

 

 

$

(1,567

)

 

$

(199,153

)

 

$

2,208,209

 

Noncontrolling interests' share of consolidated debt

 

 

(29,381

)

 

 

 

 

 

(29,381

)

 

 

 

 

 

13,519

 

 

 

(15,862

)

Company's share of unconsolidated affiliates' debt

 

 

612,322

 

 

 

90,691

 

 

 

703,013

 

 

 

(1,971

)

 

 

 

 

 

701,042

 

Other debt (4)

 

 

92,072

 

 

 

 

 

 

92,072

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92,072

 

Company's share of consolidated, unconsolidated and other debt

 

$

2,136,940

 

 

$

1,037,693

 

 

$

3,174,633

 

 

$

(3,538

)

 

$

(185,634

)

 

$

2,985,461

 

Weighted-average interest rate

 

 

5.84

%

 

 

3.63

%

 

 

5.12

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2020 (Predecessor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unamortized

 

 

Unamortized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total per

 

 

Deferred

 

 

Deferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

Variable

 

 

Debt

 

 

Financing

 

 

Financing

 

 

 

Fixed Rate

 

 

Rate

 

 

Schedule

 

 

Costs

 

 

Costs

 

 

Total

Consolidated debt (5)

 

$

2,495,203

 

 

$

1,182,737

 

 

$

3,677,940

 

 

$

(3,433

)

 

$

 

 

$

3,674,507

 

Noncontrolling interests' share of consolidated debt

 

 

(30,177

)

 

 

 

 

 

(30,177

)

 

 

265

 

 

 

 

 

 

(29,912

)

Company's share of unconsolidated affiliates' debt

 

 

625,225

 

 

 

121,732

 

 

 

746,957

 

 

 

(2,844

)

 

 

 

 

 

744,113

 

Company's share of consolidated and unconsolidated debt

 

$

3,090,251

 

 

$

1,304,469

 

 

$

4,394,720

 

 

$

(6,012

)

 

$

 

 

$

4,388,708

 

Weighted-average interest rate

 

 

5.04

%

 

 

8.75

%

(6)

 

6.14

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Unamortized deferred financing costs of $629 for the Company’s share of unconsolidated property-level, non-recourse mortgage loans may be required to be written off in the event that a waiver or restructuring of terms cannot be negotiated and the debt is either redeemed or otherwise extinguished.

(2)

In conjunction with fresh start accounting, the Company estimated the fair value of its mortgage notes with the assistance of a third-party valuation advisor. This resulted in recognizing a debt discount on the Effective Date. The debt discount is accreted over the term of the respective debt using the effective interest method.

(3)

Includes the Company’s senior secured notes which had a fair value of $395,395 as of December 31, 2021.

(4)

During the period from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, the successor Company deconsolidated Asheville Mall and EastGate Mall due to a loss of control when the properties were placed into receivership in connection with the foreclosure process.

(5)

Includes $2,489,676 included in liabilities subject to compromise in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2020.

(6)

The administrative agent informed the Company that interest would accrue on all outstanding obligations at the post-default rate, which was equal to the rate that otherwise would be in effect plus 5.0%. The post-default interest rate on December 31, 2020 was 9.50%.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited; in thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successor

 

 

 

Predecessor

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

December 31,

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

$

599,283

 

 

 

$

695,711

 

Buildings and improvements

 

 

1,173,106

 

 

 

 

5,135,074

 

 

 

 

1,772,389

 

 

 

 

5,830,785

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

(19,939

)

 

 

 

(2,241,421

)

 

 

 

1,752,450

 

 

 

 

3,589,364

 

Developments in progress

 

 

16,665

 

 

 

 

28,327

 

Net investment in real estate assets

 

 

1,769,115

 

 

 

 

3,617,691

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

169,554

 

 

 

 

61,781

 

Available-for-sale securities - at fair value (amortized cost of $149,999 and $233,053 as of December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively)

 

 

149,996

 

 

 

 

233,071

 

Receivables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenant

 

 

25,190

 

 

 

 

103,655

 

Other

 

 

4,409

 

 

 

 

5,958

 

Mortgage and other notes receivable

 

 

384

 

 

 

 

2,337

 

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

103,655

 

 

 

 

279,355

 

In-place leases, net

 

 

384,705

 

 

 

 

5,682

 

Above market leases, net

 

 

234,286

 

 

 

 

2,021

 

Intangible lease assets and other assets

 

 

104,685

 

 

 

 

132,189

 

 

 

$

2,945,979

 

 

 

$

4,443,740

 

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage and other indebtedness, net

 

$

1,813,209

 

 

 

$

1,184,831

 

10% senior secured notes - at fair value (carrying amount of $395,000 as of December 31, 2021)

 

 

395,395

 

 

 

 

 

Below market leases, net

 

 

151,871

 

 

 

 

6,051

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

184,404

 

 

 

 

167,336

 

Total liabilities not subject to compromise

 

 

2,544,879

 

 

 

 

1,358,218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities subject to compromise

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,551,490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

(265

)

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successor common stock, $.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 20,774,716 issued and outstanding in 2021

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

Predecessor preferred stock, $.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 1,815,000 shares

outstanding in 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

6.625% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 690,000 shares

outstanding in 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Predecessor common stock, $.01 par value, 350,000,000 shares authorized, 196,569,917 issued and outstanding in 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,966

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

547,726

 

 

 

 

1,986,269

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

18

 

Retained earnings (dividends in excess of cumulative earnings)

 

 

(151,545

)

 

 

 

(1,456,435

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

396,199

 

 

 

 

531,843

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

4,901

 

 

 

 

2,454

 

Total equity