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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

x

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016

or

¨

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                      

Commission file number: 333-136110

 

GTJ REIT, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

MARYLAND

20-5188065

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

60 Hempstead Avenue

West Hempstead, New York

11552

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(516) 693-5500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “small reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer

¨

Accelerated filer

¨

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

¨  (Do not check if smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No   x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the last practicable date: 13,881,901 shares of common stock as of August 9, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

GTJ REIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2016 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2015

2

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

3

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity (Unaudited) for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2016

4

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

5

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

6

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

19

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

25

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

25

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

26

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

26

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

26

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

26

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

26

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

26

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

27

 

 

Signatures

29

 

 

 

1


 

GTJ REIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in thousands, except share data)

 

 

June 30,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate, at cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

$

193,471

 

 

$

187,943

 

Buildings and improvements

 

280,468

 

 

 

254,822

 

Total real estate, at cost

 

473,939

 

 

 

442,765

 

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(40,525

)

 

 

(36,412

)

Net real estate held for investment

 

433,414

 

 

 

406,353

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

11,048

 

 

 

15,005

 

Rental income in excess of amount billed

 

15,438

 

 

 

15,172

 

Acquired lease intangible assets, net

 

14,242

 

 

 

16,036

 

Other assets

 

13,453

 

 

 

13,143

 

Total assets

$

487,595

 

 

$

465,709

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage notes payable, net

$

335,782

 

 

$

335,865

 

Secured revolving credit facility

 

27,775

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

1,928

 

 

 

2,513

 

Dividends payable

 

1,249

 

 

 

2,488

 

Acquired lease intangible liabilities, net

 

6,332

 

 

 

6,833

 

Other liabilities

 

5,797

 

 

 

6,179

 

Total liabilities

 

378,863

 

 

 

353,878

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A, Preferred stock, $.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none

   issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Series B, Preferred stock, $.0001 par value; non-voting; 6,500,000 shares authorized;

   none issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 13,881,901 and

   13,820,434 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and December 31,

   2015, respectively

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

138,534

 

 

 

139,385

 

Distributions in excess of net income

 

(97,534

)

 

 

(96,081

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

41,001

 

 

 

43,305

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

67,731

 

 

 

68,526

 

Total equity

 

108,732

 

 

 

111,831

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

487,595

 

 

$

465,709

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

2


 

GTJ REIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended,

 

 

Six Months Ended,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

$

10,459

 

 

$

10,306

 

 

$

20,557

 

 

$

19,604

 

Tenant reimbursements

 

1,777

 

 

 

1,694

 

 

 

3,845

 

 

 

3,753

 

Total revenues

 

12,236

 

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

24,402

 

 

 

23,357

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property operating expenses

 

2,274

 

 

 

2,165

 

 

 

4,782

 

 

 

4,835

 

General and administrative

 

1,280

 

 

 

1,476

 

 

 

3,762

 

 

 

3,812

 

Acquisition costs

 

491

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

489

 

 

 

614

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,956

 

 

 

3,378

 

 

 

6,043

 

 

 

5,984

 

Total expenses

 

7,001

 

 

 

7,022

 

 

 

15,076

 

 

 

15,245

 

Operating income

 

5,235

 

 

 

4,978

 

 

 

9,326

 

 

 

8,112

 

Interest expense

 

(3,732

)

 

 

(3,615

)

 

 

(7,383

)

 

 

(6,744

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(14,876

)

Other

 

(52

)

 

 

(18

)

 

 

(295

)

 

 

(67

)

Net income (loss) from operations

 

1,451

 

 

 

1,345

 

 

 

1,648

 

 

 

(13,575

)

Less: Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

598

 

 

 

445

 

 

 

651

 

 

 

(4,530

)

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

853

 

 

$

900

 

 

$

997

 

 

$

(9,045

)

Income (loss) per common share attributable to common stockholders - basic and diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.07

 

 

$

0.07

 

 

$

(0.66

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted

 

13,699,585

 

 

 

13,774,586

 

 

 

13,707,779

 

 

 

13,753,458

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

3


 

GTJ REIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2016

 

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred

 

 

Outstanding

 

 

Par

 

 

Additional-

 

 

in Excess of

 

 

Stockholders’

 

 

Noncontrolling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock

 

 

Shares

 

 

Value

 

 

Paid-In-Capital

 

 

Net Income

 

 

Equity

 

 

Interest

 

 

Total Equity

 

Balance at December 31, 2015

$

 

 

 

13,820,434

 

 

$

1

 

 

$

139,385

 

 

$

(96,081

)

 

$

43,305

 

 

$

68,526

 

 

$

111,831

 

Common stock dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,450

)

 

 

(2,450

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,450

)

Repurchases, common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,227

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,227

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,227

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

376

 

 

 

 

 

 

376

 

 

 

 

 

 

376

 

Net issuance of restricted shares

 

 

 

 

61,467

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,446

)

 

 

(1,446

)

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

997

 

 

 

997

 

 

 

651

 

 

 

1,648

 

Balance at June 30, 2016

$

 

 

 

13,881,901

 

 

$

1

 

 

$

138,534

 

 

$

(97,534

)

 

$

41,001

 

 

$

67,731

 

 

$

108,732

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

4


 

GTJ REIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(Unaudited, amounts in thousands)

 

 

Six Months Ended,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from operations

$

1,648

 

 

$

(13,575

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) from operations to net cash provided by

   operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

4,149

 

 

 

3,858

 

Amortization of intangible assets and deferred charges

 

2,150

 

 

 

2,155

 

Stock-based compensation

 

376

 

 

 

400

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

14,876

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income in excess of amount billed

 

(266

)

 

 

(622

)

Other assets

 

(578

)

 

 

(1,458

)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

(584

)

 

 

446

 

Other liabilities

 

249

 

 

 

(85

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

7,144

 

 

 

5,995

 

Cash flow from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for property acquisitions

 

(27,038

)

 

 

(76,170

)

Cash paid for property improvements

 

(4,136

)

 

 

(703

)

Contract deposits

 

238

 

 

 

 

Restricted cash

 

(503

)

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) investing activities

 

(31,439

)

 

 

(76,873

)

Cash flow from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from mortgage notes payable

 

 

 

 

272,200

 

Financing costs on debt

 

 

 

 

(6,588

)

Return of good faith deposit for mortgage note payable

 

 

 

 

3,097

 

Repayment due to extinguishment of mortgage debt

 

 

 

 

(143,363

)

Payment of mortgage principal

 

(443

)

 

 

(643

)

Repayment of revolving credit facility

 

 

 

 

(55,941

)

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

 

27,775

 

 

 

12,100

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

(1,227

)

 

 

 

Cash distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

(2,078

)

 

 

(1,785

)

Cash dividends paid

 

(3,689

)

 

 

(3,578

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

20,338

 

 

 

75,499

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(3,957

)

 

 

4,621

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period

 

15,005

 

 

 

8,436

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period

$

11,048

 

 

$

13,057

 

Supplemental cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

$

6,941

 

 

$

6,058

 

Taxes paid

$

44

 

 

$

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

5


 

GTJ REIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2016

(Unaudited)

 

1. ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS:

GTJ REIT, Inc. (the “Company” or “GTJ REIT”) was incorporated on June 23, 2006, under Maryland General Corporation Law. The Company is focused on the acquisition, ownership, management, and operation of commercial real estate located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware.

The Company elected to be treated as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Under the REIT operating structure, the Company is permitted to deduct the dividends paid to its stockholders when determining its taxable income. Assuming dividends equal or exceed the Company’s taxable income, the Company generally will not be required to pay federal corporate income taxes on such income.

On January 17, 2013, the Company closed on a transaction with Wu/Lighthouse Portfolio, LLC, in which a limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”) owned and controlled by the Company, acquired all outstanding ownership interests of a portfolio consisting of 25 commercial properties (the “Acquired Properties”) located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in exchange for 33.29% of the outstanding limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership. The outstanding limited partnership interest was increased to 33.78% due to post-closing adjustments. The acquisition was recorded as a business combination and accordingly the purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at fair value. At June 30, 2016, subject to certain anti-dilutive and other provisions contained in the governing agreements, the limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership may be convertible in the aggregate, into approximately 2.0 million shares of the Company’s common stock and approximately 5.1 million shares of Series B preferred stock.

As of June 30, 2016, the Operating Partnership owned 47 properties consisting of approximately 5.6 million square feet of industrial and office space on 349 acres of land in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware.

Prior to 2013, the Company operated a group of outdoor maintenance, shelter cleaning, and electrical contracting businesses, as well as a parking garage facility. During 2011, the Board voted to divest these operations which were sold in 2012 and 2013. Accordingly, the operations of these entities, including any impact of insurance claims associated with those entities, are reported in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:

Basis of Presentation:

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and include the financial statements of the Company, its wholly owned subsidiaries, and the Operating Partnership, as the Company makes all operating and financial decisions for (i.e., exercises control over) the Operating Partnership. All material intercompany transactions have been eliminated. The ownership interests of the other investors in the Operating Partnership are presented as non-controlling interests.

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information has been prepared according to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted in accordance with such rules and regulations. The Company’s management believes that the disclosures presented in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. In management’s opinion, all adjustments and eliminations, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the financial position and results of operations for the reported periods have been included. The results of operations for such interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the Company’s December 31, 2015, audited consolidated financial statements, as previously filed with the SEC on Form 10-K on March 29, 2016, and other public information.

Certain reclassifications of prior period amounts have been made in the financial statements in order to conform to the 2016 presentation.

 

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Use of Estimates:

The preparation of the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates, judgments, and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. All of these estimates reflect management’s best judgment about current economic and market conditions and their effects based on information available as of the date of these condensed consolidated financial statements. If such conditions persist longer or deteriorate further than expected, it is reasonably possible that the judgments and estimates could change, which may result in impairments of certain assets. Significant estimates include the useful lives of long lived assets including property, equipment and intangible assets, impairment of assets, collectability of receivables, contingencies, and stock-based compensation.

Real Estate:

Real estate assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. All costs related to the improvement or replacement of real estate properties are capitalized. Additions, renovations, and improvements that enhance and/or extend the useful life of a property are also capitalized. Expenditures for ordinary maintenance, repairs, and improvements that do not materially prolong the normal useful life of an asset are charged to operations as incurred.

Upon the acquisition of real estate properties, the fair value of the real estate purchased is allocated to the acquired tangible assets (generally consisting of land, buildings and building improvements, and tenant improvements) and identified intangible assets and liabilities (generally consisting of above-market and below-market leases and the origination value of in-place leases) in accordance with GAAP. We utilize methods similar to those used by independent appraisers in estimating the fair value of acquired assets and liabilities.  The fair value of the tangible assets of an acquired property considers the value of the property “as-if-vacant.” In allocating purchase price to identified intangible assets liabilities of an acquired property, the value of above-market and below-market leases is estimated based on the differences between contractual rentals and estimated market rents over the applicable lease term discounted back to the date of acquisition utilizing a discount rate adjusted for the credit risk associated with the respective tenants. Fixed-rate-renewal options have been included in the calculation of the fair value of acquired leases where applicable.  The aggregate value of in-place leases is measured based on the avoided costs associated with lack of revenue over market oriented lease-up period, the avoided leasing commissions, and other avoided costs common in similar leasing transactions.

Mortgage notes payable assumed in connection with acquisitions are recorded at their fair value using current market interest rates for similar debt at the time of acquisitions. Acquisition related costs are expensed as incurred. The capitalized above-market lease values are amortized as a reduction of rental revenue over the remaining term of the respective leases and the capitalized below-market lease values are amortized as an increase to rental revenue over the remaining term of the respective leases. The value of in-place leases is based on the Company’s evaluation of the specific characteristics of each tenant’s lease. Factors considered include estimates of carrying costs during expected lease-up periods, current market conditions, and costs to execute similar leases. The values of in place leases are amortized over the remaining term of the respective leases. If a tenant terminates its lease prior to its contractual expiration date, any unamortized balance of the related intangible assets or liabilities is recorded as income or expense in the period. The total net impact to rental revenues due to the amortization of above and below market leases was a net increase of approximately $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

As of June 30, 2016, above-market and in-place leases of approximately $2.1 million and $12.1 million (net of accumulated amortization), respectively, are included in acquired lease intangible assets, net in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of December 31, 2015, above-market and in-place leases of approximately $2.4 million and $13.6 million (net of accumulated amortization), respectively, are included in the acquired lease intangible assets, net in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, approximately $6.3 million and $6.8 million, respectively, (net of accumulated amortization) relating to below-market leases are included in acquired lease intangible liabilities, net in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

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The following table presents the projected impact for the remainder of 2016, the next five years and thereafter related to the net increase to rental revenue from the amortization of the acquired above-market and below-market lease intangibles and the increase to amortization expense of the in-place lease intangibles for properties owned at June 30, 2016 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase to

 

 

Net increase to

 

 

amortization

 

 

rental revenues

 

 

expense

 

Remainder of 2016

$

274

 

 

$

1,166

 

2017

 

357

 

 

 

2,018

 

2018

 

379

 

 

 

1,853

 

2019

 

464

 

 

 

1,480

 

2020

 

564

 

 

 

1,151

 

2021

 

414

 

 

 

924

 

Thereafter

 

1,746

 

 

 

3,515

 

 

$

4,198

 

 

$

12,107

 

 

Depreciation and Amortization:

The Company uses the straight-line method for depreciation and amortization. Properties and property improvements are depreciated over their estimated useful lives, which range from 5 to 40 years. Furniture, fixtures, and equipment are depreciated over estimated useful lives that range from 5 to 10 years. Tenant improvements are amortized over the shorter of the remaining non-cancellable term of the related leases or their useful lives.

Asset Impairment:

Management reviews each real estate investment for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of a real estate investment may not be recoverable. The review of recoverability is based on an estimate of the undiscounted future cash flows that are expected to result from the real estate investment’s use and eventual disposition. Such cash flow analyses consider factors such as expected future operating income, trends and prospects, as well as the effects of leasing demand, competition and other factors. If an impairment event exists due to the projected inability to recover the carrying value of a real estate investment, an impairment loss is recorded to the extent that the carrying value exceeds estimated fair value. Management is required to make subjective assessments as to whether there are impairments in the value of its real estate holdings. These assessments could have a direct impact on net income, because an impairment loss is recognized in the period the assessment is made. Management has determined that there were no indicators of impairment relating to its long-lived assets at June 30, 2016.

Deferred Charges:

Deferred charges consist principally of leasing commissions, which are amortized over the life of the related tenant leases, and financing costs, which are amortized over the terms of the respective debt agreements. Deferred financing costs relating to the secured revolving credit facility and deferred leasing charges are included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets. Deferred financing costs related to mortgage notes payable are included as a reduction of mortgage notes payable on the consolidated balance sheets.

Reportable Segments:

The Company operates in one reportable segment, commercial real estate.

Revenue Recognition:

Rental income includes the base rent that each tenant is required to pay in accordance with the terms of their respective leases reported on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. In order for management to determine, in its judgment, that the unbilled rent receivable applicable to each specific tenant is collectible, management reviews billed and unbilled rent receivables on a quarterly basis and takes into consideration the tenant’s payment history and financial condition. Some of the leases provide for additional contingent rental revenue in the form of percentage rents and increases based on the consumer price index, subject to certain maximums and minimums.

Substantially all of the Company’s properties are subject to long-term net leases under which the tenant is typically responsible to pay for their pro rata share of real estate taxes, insurance, and ordinary maintenance and repairs.

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Property operating expense recoveries from tenants of common area maintenance, real estate, and other recoverable costs are recognized as revenues in the period that the related expenses are incurred.

Earnings Per Share Information:

The Company presents both basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share. Basic earnings (loss) per share excludes dilution and is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock, where such exercise or conversion would result in a lower per share amount. Restricted stock was included in the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share and stock option awards were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share because the option awards would have been antidilutive for the periods presented.

Cash and Cash Equivalents:

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less at the date of purchase to be cash equivalents.

Restricted Cash:

Restricted cash represents reserves used to pay real estate taxes, insurance, repairs, leasing costs and capital improvements. Additionally, the Company has a $1.0 million certificate of deposit as collateral for a Letter of Credit in connection with a performance guarantee to complete certain site improvements at 20 East Halsey Road in Parsippany, New Jersey.  At June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company had restricted cash in the amount of $4.2 million and $3.8 million, respectively, which was included in other assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Fair Value Measurement:

The Company determines fair value in accordance with ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement.” This standard defines fair value, provides guidance for measuring fair value and requires certain disclosures.

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Where available, fair value is based on observable market prices or parameters or derived from such prices or parameters. Where observable prices or inputs are not available, valuation models are applied. These valuation techniques involve some level of management estimation and judgment, the degree of which is dependent on the price transparency for the instruments or market and the instruments’ complexity.

Assets and liabilities disclosed at fair values are categorized based upon the level of judgment associated with the inputs used to measure their fair value. Hierarchical levels, which are defined by ASC 820-10-35, are directly related to the amount of subjectivity associated with the inputs to fair valuation of these assets and liabilities. Determining which category an asset or liability falls within the hierarchy requires significant judgment and the Company evaluates its hierarchy disclosures each quarter.

Level 1 — Valuations based on quoted prices for identical assets and liabilities in active markets.

Level 2 — Valuations based on observable inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1, such as quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.

Level 3 — Valuations based on unobservable inputs reflecting management’s own assumptions, consistent with reasonably available assumptions made by other market participants. These valuations require significant judgment.

Income Taxes:

The Company is organized and conducts its operations to qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. Accordingly, the Company is generally not subject to federal income taxation on the portion of its distributable income that qualifies as REIT taxable income, to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders and complies with certain other requirements as defined.

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The Company also participates in certain activities conducted by entities which elected to be treated as taxable subsidiaries under the Code. As such, the Company is subject to federal, state, and local taxes on the income from these activities.

The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method as required by the provisions of ASC 740-10-30. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are established based on differences between financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. The Company provides a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets for which it does not consider realization of such assets to be more likely than not.

ASC 740-10-65 addresses the determination of whether tax benefits claimed or expected to be claimed on a tax return should be recorded in the financial statements. Under ASC 740-10-65, the Company may recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position should be measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. ASC 740-10-65 also provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties on income taxes, accounting in interim periods and requires increased disclosures. As of June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, the Company had determined that no liabilities are required in connection with uncertain tax positions. As of June 30, 2016, the Company’s tax returns for the prior three years are subject to review by the Internal Revenue Service. Any interest and penalties would be expensed as incurred.

Concentrations of Credit Risk:

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash and cash equivalents, which from time-to-time exceed the federal depository insurance coverage. Beginning January 1, 2013, all noninterest bearing transaction accounts deposited at an insured depository institution are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to the standard maximum deposit amount of $250,000. Management believes that the Company is not exposed to any significant credit risk due to the credit worthiness of the financial institutions.

Annual contractual rent of $9.5 million derived from five leases with the City of New York, represents approximately 24% of the Company’s total 2016 contractual rental income.

Stock-Based Compensation:

The Company has a stock-based compensation plan, which is described below in Note 6. The Company accounts for stock-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718, “Compensation – Stock Compensation,” which establishes accounting for stock-based awards exchanged for employee services. Under the provisions of ASC 718, share-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date, based on the fair value of the award, and is expensed at the grant date (for the portion that vests immediately) or ratably over the respective vesting periods.

New Accounting Pronouncements:

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, “Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.” ASU 2016-09 requires all excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies (including tax benefits of dividends on share-based payment awards) to be recognized as income tax expense or benefit in the income statement. The tax effects of exercised or vested awards should be treated as discrete items in the reporting period in which they occur. An entity should also recognize excess tax benefits, and assess the need for a valuation allowance, regardless of whether the benefits reduces taxes payable in the current period. Off balance sheet accounting for net operating losses stemming from excess tax benefits would no longer be required and instead such net operating losses would be recognized when they arise. Existing net operating losses that are currently tracked off balance sheet would be recognized, net of a valuation allowance if required, through an adjustment to opening retained earnings in the period of adoption.  ASU 2016-09 also requires excess tax benefits to be classified along with other income tax cash flows as an operating activity in the statement of cash flows. The amendments are effective for annual periods beginning after December 31, 2016 and interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the pending adoption of ASU 2016-09 on its consolidated financial statements.

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In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-07, “Investments – Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323): Simplifying the Transition to the Equity Method of Accounting.” ASU 2016-07 requires an investor to initially apply the equity method of accounting from the date it qualifies for that method, such as the date the investor obtains significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. It eliminates the previous requirement to retroactively adjust the investment and record a cumulative catch up for the periods that the investment had been held, but did not qualify for the equity method of accounting. ASU 2016-07 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is permitted. The amendments should be applied prospectively to increases in the level of ownership interest or degree of influence that result in the application of the equity method. The adoption of ASU 2016-07 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842).” ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize at the commencement date, a lease liability, which is the lessee’s obligation to make lease payments arising from a lease and measure it on a discounted basis. A lessee must recognize an asset when it represents a lessee’s right to use, or control the use of, a specified asset for the lease term. Under the new guidance, lessor accounting is largely unchanged. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal periods and interim periods within those fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The adoption is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, “Financial Instruments – Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurements of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities.” ASU 2016-01 is intended to improve the recognition and measurement of financial instruments. The new guidance requires equity investments, except for those accounted for under the equity method of accounting, or those that result in consolidation of the investee, to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income. ASU 2016-01 requires separate presentation of financial assets and financial liabilities by measurement category and form of financial asset on the balance sheet or accompanying notes to the financial statements.  The new guidance eliminates the requirement for public business entities to disclose the method(s) and significant assumptions used to estimate the fair value that is required to be disclosed for financial instruments measured at amortized cost on the balance sheet. Under ASU 2016-01, a reporting company will be required to present separately in other comprehensive income the portion of the total change in the fair value of a liability resulting from a change in the instrument-specific credit risk when the organization has elected to measure the liability at fair value in accordance with the fair value option for financial instruments. ASU 2016-01 is effective for fiscal periods and interim periods within those fiscal periods beginning December 15, 2017.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the pending adoption of ASU 2015-02 on its consolidated financial statements.

In September 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-16, “Business Combination (Topic 805): Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement Period Adjustments.” ASU 2015-16 requires adjustments to provisional amounts that are identified during the measurement period to be recognized in the reporting period in which the adjustment amounts are determined. This includes any effect on earnings of changes in depreciation, amortization, or other income effects as a result of the change to the provisional amounts, calculated as if the accounting had been completed at the acquisition date. ASU 2015-16 requires an entity to disclose the nature and amount of measurement-period adjustments recognized in the current period, including separately the amounts in current-period income statement line items that would have been recorded in previous reporting periods if the adjustment to the provisional amounts had been recognized as of the acquisition date. ASU 2015-16 is effective for fiscal periods and interim periods within those fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The adoption of ASU 2015-16 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-15, “Interest – Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements.” ASU 2015-15 clarifies that an entity can defer and present debt issuance costs related to line-of-credit arrangements as an asset that can subsequently be amortized ratably over the term of the line-of-credit arrangement, regardless of whether there are any outstanding borrowings on the line-of-credit arrangement. ASU 2015-15 is effective for fiscal periods and interim periods within those fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The adoption of ASU 2015-15 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, “Interest – Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs.” ASU 2015-03 is intended to simplify the presentation of debt issuance costs by requiring that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. The recognition and measurement guidance for debt issuance costs are not affected by ASU 2015-03.  ASU 2015-03 is effective for fiscal periods and interim periods within those fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company’s unamortized loan costs were netted against mortgage notes payable on its consolidated balance sheets.  

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In February 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-02, “Consolidation (Topic 810) – Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis.” ASU 2015-02 amends the consolidation requirements in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 810 “Consolidation” and changes the required consolidation analysis.  The amendments in ASU No. 2015-02 affect reporting entities that are required to evaluate whether they should consolidate certain legal entities. The amendments impact limited partnerships and legal entities, the evaluation of fees paid to a decision maker or service provider of a variable interest, the effect of fee arrangements on the primary beneficiary determination, the effect of related parties on the primary beneficiary determination, and certain investment funds.  ASU No. 2015-02 is effective for annual periods and interim periods within those annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The adoption of ASU 2015-02 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.   

In January 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-01, “Income Statement – Extraordinary and Unusual Items.” ASU 2015-01 eliminates the concept of extraordinary items.  However, the presentation and disclosure requirements for items that are either unusual in nature of infrequent in occurrence remain and will be expanded to include items that are both unusual in nature and infrequent in occurrence. ASU 2015-01 is effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2015.  The adoption of ASU 2015-01 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

During June 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-12, “Accounting for Share-Based Payments when the Terms of an Award Profile That a Performance Target Could be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period.” ASU 2014-12 provides explicit guidance on how to account for share-based payments that require a specific performance target to be achieved which may be achieved after an employee completes the requisite service period. ASU 2014-12 is effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and may be applied either prospectively or retrospectively. ASU 2014-12 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

During May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606),” which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under GAAP. The core principle of ASU 2014-09 is to recognize revenues when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 defines a five step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, more judgment and estimates may be required within the revenue recognition process than are required under existing GAAP. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods therein, using either of the following transaction methods: (i) a full retrospective approach reflecting the application of the standard in each prior reporting period with the option to elect certain practical expedients, or (ii) a retrospective approach with the cumulative effect of initially adopting ASU 2014-09 recognized at the date of adoption (which includes additional footnote disclosures). The Company is currently evaluating the impact of its pending adoption of ASU 2014-09 on its consolidated financial statements and has not yet determined the method by which the standard will be adopted in 2017.

In April 2014, the FASB issued 2014-08, “Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360): Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity.” The amendments in ASU 2014-08 change the criteria for reporting a discontinued operation and require new disclosures of both discontinued operations and certain other disposals that do not meet the definition of a discontinued operation. Only disposals representing a strategic shift in operations should be presented as discontinued operations. This accounting standards update is effective for annual filings beginning on or after December 15, 2014. The Company has restated certain prior period’s results of operations to be in compliance with ASU 2014-08.  The adoption of ASU 2014-08 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

 

3. REAL ESTATE:

On May 10, 2016, the Company acquired a 57,786 square foot warehouse/garage building in East New York, Brooklyn, New York for $10.0 million. The property is leased to The City of New York (DCAS) for the benefit of the Department of Sanitation for a term that expires December 31, 2025.  The purchase was financed from the Company’s secured revolving credit facility.  

On June 1, 2016, the Company acquired a 208,656 square foot warehouse/distribution facility in Newark, Delaware for $17.0 million.  The property is leased to Valassis Communications, Inc. for a term that expires April 30, 2025.  The purchase was financed from the Company’s secured revolving credit facility.

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The acquired assets and liabilities associated with the East New York and Newark properties are based upon management’s best available information at the time of the preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements. However, the business acquisition accounting for these properties are not complete and accordingly, such estimates of the value of acquired assets and liabilities are provisional until the valuations are finalized. Therefore, the provisional measurements of fair value reflected are subject to change and such changes could be significant. The Company expects to finalize the valuations and complete the purchase price allocations as soon as practical, but no later than one year from the respective acquisition dates.

 

 

4. MORTGAGE NOTES PAYABLE:

The following table sets forth a summary of the Company’s mortgage notes payable (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal

 

 

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding as of

 

 

Outstanding as of

 

 

 

Loan

 

Interest Rate

 

 

June 30, 2016

 

 

December 31, 2015

 

 

Maturity

Athene Annuity & Life Company

 

 

3.00

%

 

$

15,000

 

 

$

15,000

 

 

3/1/2018

Genworth Life Insurance Company

 

 

3.20

%

 

 

27,840

 

 

 

28,248

 

 

4/30/2018

People’s United Bank

 

 

5.23

%

 

 

2,358

 

 

 

2,392

 

 

10/1/2020

Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company

 

 

6.07

%

 

 

9,000

 

 

 

9,000

 

 

3/1/2020

People’s United Bank

 

 

4.18

%

 

 

15,500

 

 

 

15,500

 

 

10/15/2024

American International Group

 

 

4.05

%

 

 

233,100

 

 

 

233,100

 

 

3/1/2025

Allstate Corporation

 

 

4.00

%

 

 

39,100

 

 

 

39,100

 

 

4/1/2025

 

 

Subtotal

 

 

 

341,898

 

 

 

342,340

 

 

 

 

 

Unamortized loan costs

 

 

 

(6,187

)

 

 

(6,600

)

 

 

 

 

Unamortized premiums

 

 

 

71

 

 

 

125

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

$

335,782

 

 

$

335,865

 

 

 

 

Mortgage notes payable includes $0.1 million of premium on the debt assumed in connection with the acquisition of the Windsor Locks, CT property in April 2014. The premium is being amortized as a reduction to interest expense over the life of the underlying debt.

AIG Loan Agreement:

On February 20, 2015 (the “Closing Date”), the Company refinanced the current outstanding debt on certain properties and placed new financing on others by entering into a Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with American General Life Insurance Company, the Variable Life Insurance Company, the United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, American Home Assurance Company and Commerce and Industry Insurance Company.  

The Loan Agreement provides a secured loan in the principal amount of $233.1 million (the “AIG Loan”). The AIG Loan is a 10-year term loan that requires interest only payments at the rate of 4.05% per annum. During the period from April 1, 2015, to February 1, 2025, payments of interest only will be payable in arrears with the entire principal balance plus any accrued and unpaid interest due and payable on March 1, 2025. The Company’s obligation to pay the interest, principal and other amounts under the Loan Agreement are evidenced by the secured promissory notes executed on the Closing Date (the “Notes”). The Notes are secured by certain mortgages encumbering 28 properties in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Using the proceeds available under the AIG Loan, the Company repaid approximately $199.9 million of its outstanding indebtedness and fees including (i) $68.6 million to John Hancock Life Insurance Company, (ii) $56.0 million to Capital One, N.A., (iii) $50.2 million to Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, and (iv) $25.1 million to United States Life Insurance Company thereby paying off and terminating those obligations. The loss on the extinguishment of debt of $14.9 million includes approximately $15.7 million in prepayment premiums and other fees, less the write-off of prior loan costs.  

 

Allstate Loan Agreement:

 

On March 13, 2015, in connection with the acquisition of six properties in Piscataway, NJ, the Company closed on a $39.1 million cross-collateralized mortgage (the “Allstate Loan”) from Allstate Life Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York and American Heritage Life Insurance Company. The Allstate Loan agreement provided a secured facility with a 10-year term loan. During the first three years of the term of the loan, it requires interest only payments at the rate of 4% per annum. Following this period until the loan matures on April 1, 2025, payments will be based on a 30-year amortization schedule.

    

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The mortgage notes payable are collateralized by certain of the properties and require monthly interest payments until maturity and are generally non-recourse. Some of the loans also require amortization of principal. Scheduled principal repayments for the remainder of 2016, the next five years and thereafter are as follows (in thousands):

 

Remainder of 2016

$

451

 

2017

 

3,924

 

2018

 

42,108

 

2019

 

789

 

2020

 

8,825

 

2021

 

852

 

Thereafter

 

284,949

 

Total

$

341,898

 

 

 

5. SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY:

On December 2, 2015, the Company entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Keybank National Association and Keybanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead arranger (collectively, “Key Bank”). The Credit Agreement contemplated a $50.0 million revolving line of credit facility, with an initial term of two years, with a one-year extension option, subject to certain other customary conditions.

Loans drawn down by the Company under the facility will need to specify, at the Company’s option, whether they are Base Rate loans or LIBOR Rate loans. The Base Rate loans will bear a base rate of interest calculated as the greater of: (a) the fluctuating annual rate of interest announced from time to time by the Lenders as their “prime rate,” (b) 0.5% above the rate announced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (or Federal Funds Effective Rate), or (c) LIBOR plus 100 basis points (bps). The LIBOR Rate loans will bear at a rate of LIBOR rate plus 300 to 350 bps, depending upon the overall leverage of the properties. Each revolving credit loan under the facility will be evidenced by separate promissory note(s). The Company agreed to pay to Key Bank a facility unused fee in the amount calculated as 0.30% for usage less than 50% and 0.20% for usage 50% or greater, calculated as a per diem rate, multiplied by the excess of the total commitment over the outstanding principal amount of the loans under the facility at the time of the calculation. Key Bank has the right to reduce the amount of loan commitments under the facility provided, among other things, they give an advance written notice of such reductions and that in no event the total commitment under the facility is less than $25.0 million. The Company may at its option convert any of the revolving credit loans into a revolving credit loan of another type which loan will then bear interest as a base rate loan or a LIBOR rate loan, subject to certain conversion conditions. In addition, Key Bank also agreed to extend, from time to time, as the Company may request, upon an advance written notice, swing loans in the total amount not to exceed $5.0 million. Such loans, if and when extended, will also be evidenced by separate promissory note(s).

Due to the revolving nature of the facility, amounts prepaid under the facility may be borrowed again. The Credit Agreement contemplates (i) mandatory prepayments by the Company of any borrowings under the facility in excess of the total allowable commitment, among other events, and (ii) optional prepayments, without any penalty or premium, in whole or in part, subject to payments of any amounts due associated with the prepayment of LIBOR rate contracts.

The Company’s obligations under the facility are secured by a first priority lien and security interest to be held by the agents for Key Bank, in certain of the property, rights and interests of the Company, the Guarantors (as defined below)  their subsidiaries now existing and as may be acquired (collectively, the “Collateral”). GTJ REIT, Inc., GTJ GP, LLC, and each party to the Guaranty are collectively referred to as the “Guarantors.” The parties to the Credit Agreement also entered into several side agreements, including, the Joinder Agreements, the Assignment of Interests, the Acknowledgments, the Mortgages, the Guaranty, and other agreements and instruments to facilitate the transactions contemplated under the Credit Agreement. Such agreements contain terms and provisions that are customary for instruments of this nature.

The Company’s continuing ability to borrow under the facility will be subject to its ongoing compliance with various affirmative and negative covenants, including, among others, with respect to liquidity, minimum occupancy, total indebtedness and minimum net worth. The Credit Agreement contains events of default and remedies customary for loan transactions of this sort including, among others, those related to a default in the payment of principal or interest, a material inaccuracy of a representation or warranty, and a default with regard to performance of certain covenants. The Credit Agreement includes customary representations and warranties of the Company which must continue to be true and correct in all material respects as a condition to future draws. In addition, the Credit Agreement also includes customary events of default (in certain cases subject to customary cure), in the event of which, amounts outstanding under the facility may be accelerated.

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The contemplated uses of proceeds under the Credit Agreement include, among others, repayment of indebtedness, funding of acquisitions, development and capital improvements, as well as working capital expenditures. Outstanding borrowings under the secured revolving credit facility as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 were $27.8 million and $0, respectively.

  

 

6. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

Common Stock:

The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of common stock, $.0001 par value per share. As of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company had a total of 13,881,901 and 13,820,434 shares issued and outstanding, respectively.

Preferred Stock:

The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Series A preferred stock, $.0001 par value per share. Voting and other rights and preferences may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Company is authorized to issue 6,500,000 shares of Series B preferred stock, $.0001 par value per share. There are no voting rights associated with the Series B preferred stock. There was no preferred stock outstanding as of June 30, 2016, or December 31, 2015.

Dividend Distributions:

The following table presents dividends declared by the Company on its common stock during the six months ended June 30, 2016:

 

Declaration

 

Record

 

Payment

 

Dividend

 

Date

 

Date

 

Date

 

Per Share

 

March 24, 2016

 

April 10, 2016

 

April 15, 2016

 

$

0.09

 

June 09, 2016

 

June 30, 2016

 

July 15, 2016

 

$

0.09

 

 

The total distributions paid in 2016 were the result of cash flows from operations.

Purchase of Securities:

The Company did not have a plan for the purchase of shares of its common stock. On February 8, 2016, the Operating Partnership purchased 227,043 shares of GTJ REIT, Inc. stock for approximately $1.2 million in connection with a settlement agreement with certain parties resolving litigation.

Stock Based Compensation:

The Company has a 2007 Incentive Award Plan (the “Plan”) that has intended purposes to further the growth, development, and financial success of the Company and to obtain and retain the services of those individuals considered essential to the long-term success of the Company. The Plan may provide for awards in the form of restricted shares, incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and stock appreciation rights. The aggregate number of shares of common stock which may be awarded under the Plan is 1,000,000 shares. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had 325,380 shares available for future issuance of awards under the Plan.

On March 21, 2013, the Company issued an aggregate of 50,002 restricted shares of common stock, with a value of approximately $320,000, under the Plan. A total of 3,126 of these shares, with a value of approximately $20,000 ($6.40 per share), were granted to non-management members of the Board of Directors, and vested immediately. The remaining 46,876 shares, with a value of approximately $300,000 ($6.40 per share), were granted to certain executives of the Company, and vest ratably over a four year period. One fourth of the shares vested on the grant date and the remaining shares vest in equal installments on the next three anniversary dates of the grant.

On June 6, 2013, the Company issued an aggregate of 9,378 restricted shares of common stock, with a value of approximately $60,000 ($6.40 per share), under the Plan. These shares were granted to non-management members of the Board of Directors and vested immediately.

On June 4, 2014, 44,704 restricted shares of common stock, with a value of approximately $304,000 (based upon an estimated value of $6.80) were granted to certain executives of the Company. One sixth of the shares vest immediately upon issuance and the remaining shares vest in equal installments on the next five anniversary dates of the grant.

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On June 19, 2014, the Company issued an aggregate of 8,820 restricted shares of common stock with a value of approximately $60,000 (based upon an estimated value of $6.80 per share) under the Plan to non-managing members of the Board of Directors. The shares vested immediately upon issuance.

On March 26, 2015, the Company issued 43,010 restricted shares of common stock, with a value of approximately $400,000 (based upon an estimated value of $9.30) were granted to certain executives of the Company.  One sixth of the shares vest immediately upon issuance and the remaining shares vest in equal installments on the next five anniversary dates of the grant.

On June 19, 2015, the Company issued an aggregate of 16,436 restricted shares of common stock with a value of approximately $175,000 (based upon an estimated value of $10.65 per share) under the Plan to non-managing members of the Board of Directors. The shares vested immediately upon issuance.

On March 24, 2016, the Company issued 47,043 restricted shares of common stock, with a value of approximately $489,000 (based upon an estimated value of $10.40) were granted to certain executives of the Company.  One sixth of the shares vest immediately upon issuance and the remaining shares vest in equal installments on the next five anniversary dates of the grant.

On June 9, 2016, the Company issued an aggregate of 14,424 restricted shares of common stock with a value of approximately $150,000 (based upon an estimated value of $10.40 per share) under the Plan to non-managing members of the Board of Directors. The shares vested immediately upon issuance.

Management has determined the value of a share of common stock to be $10.40 based on a valuation completed March 16, 2016 with the assistance of an independent third-party for the purpose of valuing shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to The Plan.  This value is not necessarily indicative of the fair market value of a share of the Company’s common stock.

For the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company’s total stock compensation expense was approximately $376,000 and $400,000, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, there was approximately $608,000 of unamortized stock compensation related to restricted stock. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.8 years.

The following is a summary of restricted stock activity:

  

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Date Fair

 

 

Shares

 

 

Value

 

Non-vested shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015

 

37,245

 

 

$

9.27

 

New shares issued through June 30, 2016

 

61,467

 

 

$

10.40

 

Vested

 

(37,385

)

 

$

9.89

 

Non-vested shares outstanding as of June 30, 2016

 

61,327

 

 

$

9.92

 

 

The following is an amortization schedule of the total unamortized shares of restricted stock outstanding as of June 30, 2016:

 

Non-vested Shares Amortization Schedule

 

Number of Shares

 

2016 (6 months)

 

 

16,469

 

2017

 

 

22,622

 

2018

 

 

13,012

 

2019

 

 

6,535

 

2020

 

 

2,297

 

2021

 

 

392

 

Total Non-vested Shares

 

 

61,327

 

 

 

 

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7. EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:

In accordance with ASC Topic 260 “Earnings Per Share,” basic earnings per common share (“Basic EPS”) is computed by dividing the net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per common share (“Diluted EPS”) is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares and dilutive common share equivalents and convertible securities then outstanding. There were no common share equivalents for any of the periods presented in dilutive earnings per share.

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share information for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 (in thousands, except share and per share data):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six  Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

853

 

 

$

900

 

 

$

997

 

 

$

(9,045

)

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic

   and diluted

 

13,699,585

 

 

 

13,774,586

 

 

 

13,707,779

 

 

 

13,753,458

 

Basic and Diluted Per Share Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share – basic and diluted

$

0.06

 

 

$

0.07

 

 

$

0.07

 

 

$

(0.66

)

 

 

8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:

Paul Cooper, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Louis Sheinker, the President, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, each hold passive, minority interests in a real estate brokerage firm, The Rochlin Organization. The firm acted as the exclusive broker for one of the Company’s properties.  In 2013, the firm introduced a new tenant to the property, resulting in the execution of a lease agreement and subsequent lease modification. The firm earned aggregate brokerage cash commissions of approximately $60,000 based on a total lease value of $1,015,000.  In January 2014, the new tenant expanded further which resulted in approximately $95,000 of brokerage commissions on the additional lease modification value of $2,100,000. In November 2015, the tenant concluded negotiations to expand an additional 35,000 square feet which resulted in approximately $12,000 of brokerage commissions on the additional lease modification value of $200,000.

The Company’s executive and administrative offices, located at 60 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, NY, are being leased from Lighthouse Sixty, L.P., a partnership of which Paul Cooper and Louis Sheinker are managing members of the general partner. This lease agreement expires in 2020 and has a current annual base rent of $282,000 with aggregate least payments totaling $1.8 million.

On December 11, 2013, the Company and Jerome Cooper, the former Chairman Emeritus, entered into a separation agreement. The agreement provides for the payment to Mr. Cooper of an aggregate of $360,000; payable in three equal annual installments of $120,000, commencing January 1, 2014. Mr. Cooper passed away on May 20, 2015. Under the terms of the separation agreement, Mr. Cooper’s heirs received the balance of the payments on January 1, 2016.

On November 4, 2014, the Company invested $1.8 million for a limited partnership interest in Garden 1101 Stewart, L.P. (“Garden 1101”). Garden 1101 was formed for the purpose of acquiring a 90,000 square foot office building in Garden City, NY that will be converted to a medical office building. The general partners of Garden 1101 include the members of Green Holland Ventures; Paul Cooper and Louis Sheinker. The investment is included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets.

 

 

9. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:

Legal Matters:

The Company is involved in lawsuits and other disputes which arise in the ordinary course of business; however, management believes that these matters will not have a material adverse effect, individually or in the aggregate, on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

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Letter of Credit:

On November 4, 2015, the Company posted a $957,708 Letter of Credit with Bank of America, N.A. in connection with a performance guarantee to complete certain site improvements at 20 East Halsey Road in Parsippany, New Jersey.  The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is the beneficiary. The amount of the Letter of Credit can be reduced with the Township’s approval upon the completion of specific milestones by the Company. The term is for one year plus applicable extensions.

Divestiture:

The Company has a pension withdrawal liability relating to a previous divestiture. As of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the remaining liability was approximately $1.2 million and $1.3 million, respectively, and is included in other liabilities on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. The liability is payable in monthly installments of approximately $8,100, including interest, over a twenty-year term ending in 2032.

Environmental Matters:  

As of June 30, 2016, three of the Company’s six former bus depot sites received final regulatory closure, satisfying outstanding clean-up obligations related to legacy site contamination issues. Three sites continue with on-going cleanup, monitoring and reporting activities. Each of the six sites remain in compliance with existing local, state and federal obligations.

 

 

10. FAIR VALUE:

Fair Value of Financial Instruments:

The fair value of the Company’s financial instruments is determined based upon applicable accounting guidance. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The guidance requires disclosure of the level within the fair value hierarchy in which the fair value measurements fall, including measurements using quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1), quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active (Level 2), and significant valuation assumptions that are not readily observable in the market (Level 3).

The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses, available-for-sale securities and secured revolving credit facility approximated their carrying value because of the short-term nature based on Level 1 inputs. The fair values of mortgage notes payable and pension withdrawal liability are based on borrowing rates available to the Company, which are Level 2 inputs. The following table summarizes the carrying values and the estimated fair values of the financial instruments (in thousands):

 

June 30, 2016

 

 

December 31, 2015

 

 

Carrying

 

 

Estimated

 

 

Carrying

 

 

Estimated

 

 

Value

 

 

Value

 

 

Value

 

 

Value

 

Financial assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,048

 

 

$

11,048

 

 

$

15,005

 

 

$

15,005

 

Accounts receivable

 

426

 

 

 

426

 

 

 

772

 

 

 

772

 

Financial liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

1,928

 

 

$

1,928

 

 

$

2,513

 

 

$

2,513

 

Secured revolving credit facility

 

27,775

 

 

 

27,775

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage notes payable

 

341,898

 

 

 

354,999

 

 

 

342,340

 

 

 

338,432

 

Pension withdrawal liability

 

1,227

 

 

 

1,277

 

 

 

1,258

 

 

 

1,243

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

This report contains statements that we believe to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “project,” or “continue,” or similar words or the negative thereof. From time to time, we also may provide oral or written forward-looking statements in other materials we release to the public. Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this report and in any public statements we make could be materially different from actual results. They can be affected by assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks or uncertainties. Consequently, we cannot provide any assurance with respect to these or any other forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Investors should also understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors and should not consider the potential risks and uncertainties set forth herein and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 (and our subsequently filed public reports) as being exhaustive, and new factors may emerge that could affect our business. We assume no obligation, and disclaim any duty, to update the forward-looking statements in this report. You should read the following discussion in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and notes appearing elsewhere in this filing and our previously filed annual audited financial statements.

Executive Summary:

GTJ REIT, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) which, as of June 30, 2016, owns and operates a total of 47 properties consisting of approximately 5.6 million square feet of primarily industrial properties on approximately 349 acres of land in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware. As of June 30, 2016, our properties were 93% leased to 61 tenants, with certain tenants having lease agreements in place at multiple locations.

We focus primarily on the acquisition, ownership, management and operation of commercial real estate. To the extent it is in the interests of our stockholders, we will seek to invest in a diversified portfolio of properties that will satisfy our primary investment objectives of providing our stockholders with stable cash flow, preservation of capital, income growth, and enhancing shareholder value without taking undue risk. We anticipate that the majority of properties we acquire will have both the potential for growth in value and the ability to provide cash distributions to stockholders.

Critical Accounting Policies:

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations is based upon our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the use of estimates and assumptions that could affect the reported amounts in our condensed consolidated financial statements. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Please refer to the section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Critical Accounting Policies” for a discussion of our critical accounting policies. During the six months ended June 30, 2016, there were no material changes to these policies.

Recent Acquisitions:

East New York, Brooklyn, New York

On May 10, 2016, the Company acquired a 57,786 square foot warehouse/garage building in East New York, Brooklyn, New York for $10.0 million. The property is currently leased to The City of New York (DCAS) for the benefit of the Department of Sanitation for a term that expires December 31, 2025.  The purchase was financed from the Company’s secured revolving credit facility with Key Bank.

 

Newark, Delaware

On June 1, 2016, the Company acquired a 208,656 square foot warehouse/distribution facility in Newark, Delaware for $17.0 million.  The property is currently leased to Valassis Communications, Inc. for a term that expires April 30, 2025. The purchase was financed from the Company’s secured revolving credit facility with Key Bank.

 

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Financial Condition and Results of Operations:

Three Months Ended June 30, 2016 vs. Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

The following table sets forth our results of operations for the periods indicated (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

Increase/(Decrease)

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

Amount

 

 

Percent

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

$

10,459

 

 

$

10,306

 

 

$

153

 

 

 

1

%

Tenant reimbursements

 

1,777

 

 

 

1,694

 

 

 

83

 

 

 

5

%

Total revenues

 

12,236

 

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

236

 

 

 

2

%

Operating expenses: