Fronsac Announces Its Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021, Monthly Distributions for Q3 2021 and Management Appointments


MONTREAL, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX-V: FRO.UN) Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust (“Fronsac” or the “Trust”) announces its results for the quarter ended March 31st, 2021, monthly distributions for the months of July, August and September 2021 and management appointments.

RESULTS
For the quarter ended March 31st, 2021, Fronsac reported recurring funds from operations (“Recurring FFO”) per unit of $0.140 compared to $0.110 per unit for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, an increase of 27%. Recurring FFO was $2,433,267, an increase of 66% ($1,462,713 in Q1 2020). During Q1 2021, the Trust’s property rental income was $4,453,791 compared to $2,863,606 in Q1 2020, an increase of 56%. Net operating Income was $3,279,414 compared to $2,198,785 in Q1 2020, an increase of 49%. Fronsac recorded a net income attributable to unitholders of $223,673, or $0.013 per unit, compared to $4,118,476, or $0.310 per unit in Q1 2020.

DISTRIBUTIONS
Fronsac announces that it will make monthly cash distributions of $0.025 per unit, representing $0.30 per unit on an annualized basis, on July 30th, August 31st and September 30th, 2021 to unitholders of record on July 15th, August 13th and September 15th, 2021, respectively.

COLLECTIONS
During Q1 2021, Fronsac collected 100% of its rents.

MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS
It is with pleasure that we announce, effective June 1st, 2021, the nomination of Mr. Kevin Henley to the newly created role of Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Henley has been in his current role of Chief Financial Officer since November 7, 2017. With this new role, Mr. Henley will have an increased focus on the existing and new investments of Fronsac. With the nomination of Mr. Henley to Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Ben Gazith will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gazith has been with Fronsac since January 1, 2020 and has assumed the responsibility of the financial reporting cycle.

Jason Parravano, President and CEO says: “On behalf of myself and the Board of Trustees, I want to first congratulate Mr. Gazith and Mr. Henley on their new roles. We are pleased to share our results, which once again demonstrate accretion in our per unit FFO as a result of recent acquisitions and developments. Furthermore, we continue to demonstrate the resilience of our portfolio as we continue demonstrate best in class collections.”

The tables below represent other financial highlights as well as the reconciliation from net income to FFO for the period ended March 31st, 2021 and its comparative period. This information should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A for the quarter ended March 31st, 2021 and Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A for the quarter ended March 31st, 2020.

SUMMARY OF SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
3 months
Periods ended March 3120212020Δ%
Financial info
Property rental income4,453,7912,863,6061,590,18556%
Total revenue4,453,7912,863,6061,590,18556%
Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)223,6734,118,476(3,894,803)(95%)
NOI (1)3,279,4142,198,7851,080,62949%
FFO (1)2,433,2671,462,713970,55466%
Recurring FFO (1)(2)2,433,2671,462,713970,55466%
AFFO (1)2,236,5441,349,626886,91866%
EBITDA515,3344,803,647(4,288,313)(89%)
Adjusted EBITDA (1)3,132,0472,020,8601,111,18755%
Investment properties187,591,316137,321,33150,269,98537%
Adjusted investment properties (3)225,561,827160,828,58164,733,24640%
Total assets208,549,407155,220,62753,328,78034%
Total mortgage/loans/long term debt (4)106,859,49171,064,05435,795,43750%
(including revolving line of credit)107,909,49176,887,60431,021,88740%
Total convertible debentures8,128,8522,985,5385,143,314172%
Total equity89,408,34571,358,78418,049,56125%
Weighted average units o/s – basic17,420,61413,296,6394,123,97531%
Amounts on a per unit basis
FFO0.1400.1100.03027%
Recurring FFO0.1400.1100.03027%
AFFO0.1280.1020.02726%
Distributions0.0750.0640.01117%
(1) See appropriate sections for reconciliation to the closest IFRS measure and section “Explanation of non-IFRS financial measures”
(2) Recurring FFO excludes ”Other revenues” as presented on the Consolidated Financial Statements
(3) Adjusted Investment Properties includes the Trust’s proportionate share of value of investment properties owned through joint ventures; Refer to Note 4 Properties) and Note 5 ([1] value of developed properties, [2] leased properties and [3] properties under development) in Fronsac’s financial statements
(4) Excludes convertible debentures
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO FFO
3 months
Periods ended March 3120212020 Δ
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders223,6734,118,476(3,894,803)
Debenture issuance costs
Δ in value of investment properties1,450,766(2,377,881)3,828,647
Δ in value of investment properties in joint ventures1,165,947(404,906)1,570,853
Unit based compensation299,171180,000119,171
Δ in liability component of convertible debentures(37,788)37,788
Δ fair value adjustments on derivative financial instruments(713,377)(21,900)(691,477)
Accretion of lease payments7,0876,712375
Income taxes
FFO(1)2,433,2671,462,71366%
FFO per unit0.1400.11027%
Other revenues
Recurring FFO(1)2,433,2671,462,71366%
Recurring FFO per unit0.1400.11027%
Distributions1,307,150875,793431,357
Distributions per unit0.0750.06417%
FFO per unit – after distributions0.0650.04640%
Recurring FFO per unit – after distributions0.0650.04640%
Distributions per unit as a % of
    FFO per unit54%58%(4%)
    Recurring FFO per unit54%58%(4%)
Weighted avg. units o/s
    Basic17,420,61413,296,6394,123,975
(1) See appropriate sections for reconciliation to the closest IFRS measure and section “Explanation of non-IFRS financial measures”

About Fronsac – Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust is an open-ended trust that acquires and owns high quality triple net and management-free commercial real estate properties.

Forward-Looking Statements – This press release contains forward-looking statements and information as defined by applicable securities laws. Fronsac warns the reader that actual events may differ materially from current expectations due to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in such statements. Among these include the risks related to economic conditions, the risks associated with the local real estate market, the dependence to the financial condition of tenants, the uncertainties related to real estate activities, the changes in interest rates, the availability of financing in the form of debt or equity, the effects related to the adoption of new IFRS standards, as well as other risks and factors described from time to time in the documents filed by Fronsac with securities regulators, including the management report. Fronsac does not update or modify its forward-looking statements even if future events occur or for any other reason, unless required by law or any regulatory authority.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange Inc., nor its Regulatory Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policy of the TSX Venture Exchange and its Regulatory Services Provide) accepts any responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The March 31st, 2021 financial statements and management discussion & analysis of Fronsac REIT may be viewed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

For further information please contact Jason Parravano at (450) 536-5328. 



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