Archive: 2019

  1. Common Dividend Declared by National Retail Properties, Inc.

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    Orlando, Florida, April 15, 2019 – The Board of Directors of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN), a real estate investment trust, declared a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share payable May 15, 2019, to common shareholders of record on April 30, 2019. National Retail Properties is one of only three publicly traded REITs and 86 publicly traded companies in America to have increased annual dividends for 29 or more consecutive years.

    National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned 2,969 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 30.5 million square feet with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.5 years. For more information on the company, visit www.nnnreit.com.

  2. National Retail Properties, Inc. Declares Dividends for its 5.70% Series E Preferred and 5.20% Series F Preferred Stocks

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    Orlando, Florida, February 15, 2019 – The Board of Directors of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN), a real estate investment trust, declared a cash dividend on its 5.70% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock of 35.625 cents per depositary share payable March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on February 28, 2019.  The Board also declared a cash dividend on its 5.20% Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock of 32.5 cents per depositary share payable March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on February 28, 2019.

    National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases.  As of December 31, 2018, the company owned 2,969 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 30.5 million square feet and with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.5 years.  For more information on the company, visit www.nnnreit.com.

     

  3. Record Annual Results Announced by National Retail Properties, Inc.

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    Orlando, Florida, February 12, 2019 – National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN), a real estate investment trust, today announced operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.  Highlights include:

    Operating Results:

    • Revenues and net earnings, FFO, Core FFO and AFFO available to common stockholders and diluted per share amounts:
    Quarter Ended Year Ended
    December 31, December 31,
    2018 2017 2018 2017
    (in thousands, except per share data)
    Revenues $ 158,976 $ 150,247 $ 622,661 $ 584,933
    Net earnings available to common stockholders $ 27,980 $ 63,586 $ 258,120 $ 217,193
    Net earnings per common share $ 0.17 $ 0.42 $ 1.65 $ 1.45
    FFO available to common stockholders $ 82,491 $ 95,267 $ 395,337 $ 359,179
    FFO per common share $ 0.52 $ 0.63 $ 2.53 $ 2.40
    Core FFO available to common stockholders $ 101,001 $ 95,459 $ 414,590 $ 376,991
    Core FFO per common share $ 0.63 $ 0.63 $ 2.65 $ 2.52
    AFFO available to common stockholders $ 103,523 $ 95,692 $ 418,702 $ 379,083
    AFFO per common share $ 0.65 $ 0.63 $ 2.68 $ 2.54
    • Portfolio occupancy was 98.2% at December 31, 2018 as compared to 98.7% at September 30, 2018, and 99.1% at December 31, 2017

    2018 Highlights:

    • Increased annual net earnings per common share 13.8%
    • Increased annual FFO per common share 5.4%
    • Increased annual Core FFO per common share 5.2%
    • Increased annual AFFO per common share 5.5%
    • Dividend yield of 4.0% at December 31, 2018
    • Annual dividend per common share increased 4.8% to $1.95 marking the 29th consecutive year of annual dividend increases – making the company one of only three equity REITs and 86 publicly traded companies in America to have increased annual dividends for 29 or more consecutive years
    • Maintained high occupancy levels at 98.2% with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.5 years
    • Invested $715.6 million in 265 properties with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 2,167,000 square feet at an initial cash yield of 6.8%
    • Sold 61 properties for $147.6 million, producing $65.1 million of gains on sale, at a cap rate of 5.1%
    • Raised $1,027.4 million of new long-term capital at attractive pricing
      • Raised $341.5 million in net proceeds from the issuance of 7,689,211 common shares
      • Raised $393.5 million in net proceeds from the issuance of 4.30% senior unsecured notes due 2028
      • Raised $292.4 million in net proceeds from the issuance of 4.80% senior unsecured notes due 2048
    • Paid off $300 million principal amount of 5.500% senior unsecured notes due 2021
    • $900 million availability on bank credit facility at December 31, 2018
    • 7% of properties are unencumbered with secured mortgage debt
    • Total average annual shareholder return of 12.8% over the past 25 years exceeds industry and general equity averages

    Selected Highlights for the quarter ended December 31, 2018:

    • Investments:
    • $319.5 million in property investments, including the acquisition of 136 properties with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 902,000 square feet at an initial cash yield of 6.7%
    • Dispositions:
    • Sold 15 properties with net proceeds of $26.5 million, producing $8.0 million of gains on sales at a cap rate of 6.2%
    • Long-term capital:
      • Raised $123.8 million in net proceeds from the issuance of 2,567,167 common shares

    Jay Whitehurst, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “After a busy and productive fourth quarter, National Retail Properties once again delivered above average returns to our investors while taking below average risk.  Our commitment to consistent per share growth on a multi-year basis produced an annual dividend increase of 4.8% and annual AFFO per share growth of 5.5% in 2018, all while maintaining our low leverage, conservatively financed balance sheet.  Driven by our consistent strategy and focused execution, we are well positioned to continue producing total shareholder returns that we believe will exceed the REIT averages over the long term.”

    National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases.  As of December 31, 2018, the company owned 2,969 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 30.5 million square feet and with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.5 years.  For more information on the company, visit www.nnnreit.com.

    Management will hold a conference call on February 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. ET to review these results.  The call can be accessed on the National Retail Properties web site live at https://www.nnnreit.com.  For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on the company’s web site.  In addition, a summary of any earnings guidance given on the call will be posted to the company’s web site.

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  4. Betsy D. Holden Appointed to Board of Directors of National Retail Properties, Inc.

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    Orlando, Florida, February 11, 2019 – National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN), a real estate investment trust, today announced that Betsy D. Holden was appointed to the Board of Directors.

    “I am honored to welcome Betsy Holden to the Board of Directors of National Retail Properties. Betsy’s background and experience, as a former co-CEO of Kraft Foods, Inc. and as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company, will bring tremendous value to National Retail Properties in the areas of strategy, governance and consumer retailing. I very much look forward to working with Betsy as she assumes her role on our Board,” said Jay Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer.

    “I am pleased to join Jay in welcoming Betsy Holden to the Board of Directors of National Retail Properties. Betsy’s talents and extensive corporate leadership experience will further strengthen our Board as we continue to grow long-term shareholder value,” said Don DeFosset, Chairman.

    Ms. Holden is a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company and served as President, Global Marketing and Category Development as well as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods, Inc. Ms. Holden has extensive corporate governance experience having served on the board of directors of eight public companies over the last 20 years. Ms. Holden currently serves on the boards of Dentsply Sirona and Western Union as well as Lyons Magnus, a private company. She is also a member of the executive committee of Duke University’s Board of Trustees and serves on the Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

    National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of September 30, 2018, the company owned 2,847 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 29.7 million square feet with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.4 years. For more information on the company, visit www.nnnreit.com.

  5. Common Dividend Declared by National Retail Properties, Inc.

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    Orlando, Florida, January 15, 2019 – The Board of Directors of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN), a real estate investment trust, declared a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share payable February 15, 2019, to common shareholders of record on January 31, 2019.   National Retail Properties is one of only three publicly traded REITs and 86 publicly traded companies in America to have increased annual dividends for 29 or more consecutive years.

    National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of September 30, 2018, the company owned 2,847 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 29.7 million square feet with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.4 years. For more information on the company, visit www.nnnreit.com.

  6. National Retail Properties, Inc. Announces 2018 Dividend Tax Status

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    Orlando, Florida, January 11, 2019 – National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN), a real estate investment trust, announced today that 88.0490% of the dividends paid to common shareholders, 100.0% of the dividends paid to shareholders of its Preferred Series E and 100.0% of the dividends paid to shareholders of its Preferred Series F in 2018 are classified for federal income tax purposes as a taxable distribution.  The tax attributes of the common stock and preferred series’ dividends paid per share are outlined below.

     

    Total Dividend

    Ordinary Dividend

    (Box 1a)

    Total Capital Gain Distribution

    (Box 2a)

    Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain (1)

    (Box 2b)

    Non-taxable Distributions

    (Box 3)

    Section 199A

    Dividends (2) (Box 5)

    Common Stock  (CUSIP #: 637417106)      
     

    100.0000%

    85.0566% 2.9924% 2.1958% 11.9510% 85.0566%
      $1.950000 $1.658604 $0.058352 $0.042818 $0.233044

    $1.658604

    Preferred Series E (CUSIP #: 637417809)      
     

    100.0000%

    96.6015% 3.3985% 2.4938% 0.0000% 96.6015%
      $1.425000 $1.376571 $0.048429 $0.035537 $0.000000

    $1.376571

    Preferred Series F (CUSIP #: 637417874)      
     

    100.0000%

    96.6015% 3.3985% 2.4938% 0.0000% 96.6015%
      $1.300000 $1.255820 $0.044180 $0.032419 $0.000000

    $1.255820

    • “The common dividend of $1.95 per share paid in 2018 marked the twenty-ninth consecutive annual dividend increase for National Retail Properties,” said Kevin Habicht, Chief Financial Officer.  “This consistent dividend has been an important part of the company’s total return to shareholders which has outperformed industry and general equity benchmarks for many years.”Represents additional characterization of, and is part of, “Total Capital Gain Distribution.”
    • Dividends eligible for the 20% qualified business income deduction under Section 199A and included in Box 1a, Ordinary Dividend.

    National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases.  As of September 30, 2018, the company owned 2,847 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 29.7 million square feet and with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.4 years. For more information on the company, visit www.nnnreit.com.