Monday, April 29, 2013

Simon Property Group Reports First Quarter Results And Announces Quarterly Dividend

INDIANAPOLIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SPG) today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.
  • Funds from Operations ("FFO") was $741.9 million, or $2.05 per diluted share, as compared to $648.7 million, or $1.82 per diluted share, in the prior year period. The FFO increase on a per share basis was 12.6%.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders was $283.1 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, as compared to $645.4 million, or $2.18 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Results for the first quarter of 2012 include primarily non-cash net gains from acquisitions and dispositions of $1.39 per share.
"Our Mall and Premium Outlet portfolio generated 4.8% growth in comparable property net operating income for the quarter as well as a 5.3% increase in tenant sales per square foot," said David Simon, chairman and chief executive officer. "Occupancy increased by 110 basis points and leasing activity remains strong. Given these results and factors, as well as our current view for the remainder of 2013, today we are increasing our 2013 guidance."
U.S. Operational Statistics(1)

As of
As of

March 31, 2013
March 31, 2012
+ 110 basis points
Total Sales per Sq. Ft. (3)
Base Minimum Rent per Sq. Ft. (2)
Releasing Spread per Sq. Ft. (2) (4)
+ $2.26
Releasing Spread (Percentage Change) (2) (4)
+ 370 basis points

Combined information for U.S. Malls and Premium Outlets®.  
Represents mall stores in Malls and all owned square footage in Premium Outlets.
Rolling 12-month sales per square foot for mall stores less than 10,000 square feet in Malls and all owned square footage in Premium Outlets.
Same space measure that compares opening and closing rates on individual spaces leased during trailing 12-month period.
Dividends Today the Company announced that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $1.15 per share. The dividend is payable on May 31, 2013 to stockholders of record on May 17, 2013.
The Company also declared the quarterly dividend on its 8 3/8% Series J Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE:SPGPrJ) of $1.046875 per share, payable on June 28, 2013 to stockholders of record on June 14, 2013.
Development Activity On April 4th, the Company opened Phoenix Premium Outlets. This center serves the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas and is located in Chandler, Arizona on Interstate 10, adjacent to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino within the Wild Horse Pass Development. Phase I of the project is 100% leased and is comprised of 360,000 square feet with 90 outlet stores featuring high-quality designer and name brands. The Company owns 100% of Phoenix Premium Outlets.
On April 19th, the Company opened Shisui Premium Outlets, its 77th Premium Outlet Center worldwide. The center is located approximately 40 miles from the center of Tokyo, approximately one hour from Tokyo by car. Phase I of the project is 100% leased and is comprised of 234,000 square feet with 120 stores featuring a mix of international brands, Japanese brands and restaurants. The Company owns a 40% interest in this project, its ninth Premium Outlet Center in Japan.
Construction continues on three new Premium Outlet Centers, all scheduled to open in 2013:
  • Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills (Toronto), Canada is a 360,000 square foot center that will house over 100 high quality outlet stores. The center is expected to be the Canadian entry point for selected upscale, U.S. retailers and designer brands and is 85% leased. The Company owns a 50% interest in this project which will open on August 1st.
  • St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield (St. Louis), Missouri is located on the south side of I-64/US Highway 40 east of the Daniel Boone Bridge. The center's first phase of 350,000 square feet with 85 stores is 96% leased and will open on August 22nd.  St. Louis Premium Outlets is a part of Chesterfield Blue Valley, a mixed-use development to include office space, hotel, restaurant and entertainment venues. The Company owns a 60% interest in the project.
  • Busan Premium Outlets in Busan, Korea is a 340,000 square foot center that will serve southeastern Korea, including the cities of Busan, Ulsan and Daegu, as well as local and overseas visitors. The center will open in late August. The Company owns a 50% interest in this project, which will be its third Premium Outlet Center in Korea.
Redevelopment and expansion projects, including the addition of anchors and big box tenants, are underway at 44 properties in the U.S. and two properties in Asia. The Company's share of the cost of these projects is approximately $1 billion. During the first quarter of 2013, significant projects were completed at Apple Blossom Mall, Quaker Bridge Mall and South Hills Village.

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SOURCE Simon Property Group, Inc.
Shelly Doran, 317.685.7330, Investors or Les Morris, 317.263.7711, Media

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