Gladstone Commercial Corporation
GLADSTONE COMMERCIAL CORP (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/01/2012 16:09:23)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

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

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

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: 001-33097

 

 

GLADSTONE COMMERCIAL CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

MARYLAND   02-0681276

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1521 WESTBRANCH DRIVE, SUITE 200

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA

  22102
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(703) 287-5800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and formal 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 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 “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer    ¨    Accelerated filer    x
Non-accelerated filer    ¨   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company    ¨

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

The number of shares of the registrant’s Common Stock, $0.001 par value, outstanding as of November 1, 2012 was 10,945,379.

 

 

 


GLADSTONE COMMERCIAL CORPORATION

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

  FINANCIAL INFORMATION      PAGE   

Item 1.

  Financial Statements (Unaudited)   
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011      3   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

     4   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011      5   
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements      6   

Item 2.

  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      22   

Item 3.

  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk      42   

Item 4.

  Controls and Procedures      43   

PART II

  OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  Legal Proceedings      44   

Item 1A.

  Risk Factors      44   

Item 2.

  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      44   

Item 3.

  Defaults Upon Senior Securities      44   

Item 4.

  Mine Safety Disclosures      44   

Item 5.

  Other Information      44   

Item 6.

  Exhibits      45   

SIGNATURES

     47   

 

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Gladstone Commercial Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     September 30, 2012     December 31, 2011  

ASSETS

    

Real estate, at cost

   $ 494,578      $ 442,521   

Less: accumulated depreciation

     62,459        53,784   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total real estate, net

     432,119        388,737   

Lease intangibles, net

     48,348        37,670   

Cash and cash equivalents

     14,782        3,329   

Restricted cash

     3,115        2,473   

Funds held in escrow

     6,207        4,086   

Deferred rent receivable, net

     13,484        12,403   

Deferred financing costs, net

     5,853        3,473   

Other assets

     1,736        976   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 525,644      $ 453,147   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

LIABILITIES

    

Mortgage notes payable

   $ 337,931      $ 285,350   

Borrowings under line of credit

     5,500        18,700   

Series C mandatorily redeemable preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share; $25 per share liquidation preference; 1,700,000 shares and no shares authorized; and 1,540,000 shares and no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

     38,500        —     

Deferred rent liability, net

     5,659        3,851   

Asset retirement obligation liability

     3,711        3,289   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     4,920        1,956   

Due to Adviser and Administrator (1)

     1,034        1,188   

Other liabilities

     4,382        3,499   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     401,637        317,833   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (2)

    

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Series A and B redeemable preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share; $25 per share liquidation preference; 2,300,000 shares authorized and 2,150,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

     2        2   

Senior common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 7,500,000 shares authorized and 136,476 and 60,290 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

     —          —     

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 38,500,000 shares authorized and 10,945,379 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

     11        11   

Additional paid in capital

     212,542        211,553   

Notes receivable - employees

     (410     (422

Distributions in excess of accumulated earnings

     (88,138     (75,830
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Stockholders’ Equity

     124,007        135,314   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   $ 525,644      $ 453,147   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

Refer to Note 2 “Related-Party Transactions”

(2)

Refer to Note 7 “Commitments and Contigencies”

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

 

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Gladstone Commercial Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

     For the three months ended September 30,     For the nine months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Operating revenues

        

Rental income

   $ 12,878      $ 11,085      $ 37,214      $ 32,249   

Tenant recovery revenue

     92        88        264        259   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating revenues

     12,970        11,173        37,478        32,508   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses

        

Depreciation and amortization

     4,276        3,629        12,172        10,473   

Property operating expenses

     345        251        1,031        750   

Due diligence expense

     117        201        805        194   

Base management fee (1)

     355        430        1,120        1,217   

Incentive fee (1)

     927        877        2,614        2,549   

Administration fee (1)

     272        242        846        759   

General and administrative

     343        381        1,130        1,193   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses before credits from Adviser

     6,635        6,011        19,718        17,135   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Credit to incentive fee (1)

     (535     (828     (1,794     (1,759
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     6,100        5,183        17,924        15,376   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

        

Interest expense

     (5,229     (4,251     (14,687     (12,607

Distributions attributable to mandatorily redeemable preferred stock

     (686     —          (1,829     —     

Other income

     37        9        109        73   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other expense

     (5,878     (4,242     (16,407     (12,534
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     992        1,748        3,147        4,598   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Distributions attributable to preferred stock

     (1,023     (1,023     (3,070     (3,070

Distributions attributable to senior common stock

     (30     (16     (71     (46
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders

   $ (61   $ 709      $ 6      $ 1,482   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per weighted average share of common stock - basic & diluted

        

(Loss) income from continuing operations (net of dividends attributable to preferred stock)

   $ (0.01   $ 0.07      $ 0.00      $ 0.15   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders

   $ (0.01   $ 0.07      $ 0.00      $ 0.15   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

        

Basic

     10,945        10,936        10,945        9,998   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

     10,945        10,988        11,023        10,050   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per weighted average share of senior common stock

   $ 0.26      $ 0.26      $ 0.80      $ 0.78   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of senior common stock outstanding - basic

     112        59        89        59   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)  

Refer to Note 2 Related-Party Transactions

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

 

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Gladstone Commercial Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     For the nine months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 3,147      $ 4,598   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     12,172        10,473   

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     1,103        684   

Amortization of deferred rent asset and liability, net

     (533     (513

Amortization of discount and premium on assumed debt

     45        78   

Asset retirement obligation expense

     124        116   

Increase in other assets

     (261     (396

Increase in deferred rent liability

     2,510        1,626   

Increase in deferred rent receivable

     (1,189     (1,051

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued expenses, and amount due Adviser

     2,810        (1,641

Increase in other liabilities

     240        430   

Leasing commissions paid

     (1,538     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     18,630        14,404   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Real estate investments

     (52,833     (16,333

Receipts from lenders for funds held in escrow

     1,286        1,329   

Payments to lenders for funds held in escrow

     (3,406     (2,759

Receipts from tenants for reserves

     2,156        1,649   

Payments to tenants from reserves

     (1,647     (1,320

Increase in restricted cash

     (642     (279

Deposits on future acquisitions

     (500     (900

Deposits refunded

     —          250   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (55,586     (18,363
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from issuance of equity

     1,103        39,657   

Offering costs

     (125     (2,407

Proceeds from issuance of mandatorily redeemable preferred stock

     38,500        —     

Borrowings under mortgage notes payable

     46,455        —     

Payments for deferred financing costs

     (3,483     (478

Principal repayments on mortgage notes payable

     (5,544     (5,585

Principal repayments on employee notes receivable

     12        537   

Borrowings from line of credit

     19,300        39,374   

Repayments on line of credit

     (32,500     (57,274

Increase (decrease) in security deposits

     134        (50

Distributions paid for common, senior common and preferred stock

     (15,443     (14,467
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     48,409        (693
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     11,453        (4,652

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     3,329        7,062   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 14,782      $ 2,410   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

NON-CASH OPERATING, INVESTING AND FINANCING INFORMATION

    

Fixed rate debt assumed in connection with acquisitions

   $ 10,758      $ 11,921   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Senior common dividend issued in the dividend reinvestment program

   $ 11        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

 

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Gladstone Commercial Corporation

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

1. Organization and Significant Accounting Policies

Gladstone Commercial Corporation, (the “Company”), is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), that was incorporated under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Maryland on February 14, 2003 primarily for the purpose of investing in and owning net leased industrial, commercial and retail real property and selectively making long-term industrial and commercial mortgage loans. Subject to certain restrictions and limitations, our business is managed by Gladstone Management Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Adviser”).

Subsidiaries

We conduct substantially all of our operations through a subsidiary, Gladstone Commercial Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”). As we currently own all of the general and limited partnership interests of the Operating Partnership through GCLP Business Trust I and II, as discussed in more detail below, the financial position and results of operations of the Operating Partnership are consolidated with those of the Company.

Gladstone Commercial Lending, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Gladstone Commercial Lending”) and a subsidiary of ours, was created to conduct all operations related to real estate mortgage loans of the Company. As the Operating Partnership currently owns all of the membership interests of Gladstone Commercial Lending, the financial position and results of operations of Gladstone Commercial Lending are consolidated with those of the Company.

Gladstone Commercial Advisers, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Commercial Advisers”) and a subsidiary of the Company, is a taxable REIT subsidiary (“TRS”), which was created to collect any non-qualifying income related to our real estate portfolio. There has been no such income earned to date. Since the Company owns 100% of the voting securities of Commercial Advisers, the financial position and results of operations of Commercial Advisers are consolidated with those of the Company.

GCLP Business Trust I and GCLP Business Trust II, each a subsidiary and business trust of the Company, were formed under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on December 28, 2005. We transferred our 99% limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership to GCLP Business Trust I in exchange for 100 shares of the trust. Gladstone Commercial Partners, LLC transferred its 1% general partnership interest in the Operating Partnership to GCLP Business Trust II in exchange for 100 trust shares.

Interim Financial Information

Our interim financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and pursuant to the requirements for reporting on Form 10-Q and in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain disclosures accompanying annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP are omitted. In the opinion of our management, all adjustments, consisting solely of normal recurring accruals, necessary for the fair statement of financial statements for the interim period have been included. The interim financial statements and notes thereto should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2012.

Out of Period Adjustment

During the three months ended March, 31 2011, we recorded adjustments to due diligence expense, depreciation and amortization expense and to certain balance sheet accounts in connection with the property we acquired in December 2010. As a result of these errors, we understated net income by $0.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, or $0.03 per share. We concluded that these adjustments were not material to the 2010 or 2011 results of operations. As such, these adjustments were recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

 

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Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates.

Reclassifications

Certain line items on the condensed consolidated balance sheets, condensed consolidated statements of operations and condensed consolidated statements of cash flows from prior years’ financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications had no effect on previously reported total assets, total liabilities, stockholders’ equity or net income.

Real Estate and Lease Intangibles

We record investments in real estate at cost and capitalize improvements and replacements when they extend the useful life or improve the efficiency of the asset. We expense costs of repairs and maintenance as such costs are incurred. We compute depreciation using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life or 39 years for buildings and improvements, five to seven years for equipment and fixtures, and the shorter of the useful life or the remaining lease term for tenant improvements and leasehold interests.

We account for our acquisitions of real estate in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805, “Business Combinations,” which requires that the purchase price of real estate be recorded at fair value and allocated to the acquired tangible assets and liabilities, consisting of land, building, tenant improvements, long-term debt and identified intangible assets and liabilities, consisting of the value of above-market and below-market leases, the value of in-place leases, the value of lease origination costs, the value of tenant relationships and the value of capital lease obligations, based in each case on their fair values. ASC 805 also requires that all expenses related to the acquisition be expensed as incurred, rather than capitalized into the cost of the acquisition.

Management’s estimates of fair value are made using methods similar to those used by independent appraisers (e.g. discounted cash flow analysis). Factors considered by management in its analysis include an estimate of carrying costs during hypothetical expected lease-up periods considering current market conditions and costs to execute similar leases. We also consider information obtained about each property as a result of our pre-acquisition due diligence, marketing and leasing activities in estimating the fair value of the tangible and intangible assets and liabilities acquired. In estimating carrying costs, management also includes real estate taxes, insurance and other operating expenses and estimates of lost rentals at market rates during the hypothetical expected lease-up periods, which primarily range from nine to eighteen months, depending on specific local market conditions. Management also estimates costs to execute similar leases, including leasing commissions, legal and other related expenses to the extent that such costs are not already incurred in connection with a new lease origination as part of the transaction.

We allocate purchase price to the fair value of the tangible assets of an acquired property by valuing the property as if it were vacant. The “as-if-vacant” value is allocated to land, building and tenant improvements based on management’s determination of the relative fair values of these assets. Real estate depreciation expense on these tangible assets was $3.0 million and $8.7 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, and $2.6 million and $7.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.

Above-market and below-market in-place lease values for owned properties are recorded based on the present value (using an interest rate which reflects the risks associated with the leases acquired) of the difference between (i) the contractual amounts to be paid pursuant to the in-place leases and (ii)

 

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management’s estimate of fair market lease rates for the corresponding in-place leases, measured over a period equal to the remaining non-cancelable term of the lease. When determining the non-cancelable term of the lease, we evaluate if fixed-rate renewal options, if any, should be included. The capitalized above-market lease values, included in the accompanying balance sheet as part of deferred rent receivable, are amortized as a reduction of rental income over the remaining non-cancelable terms of the respective leases. Total amortization related to above-market lease values was $0.1 million and $0.3 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, and $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively. The capitalized below-market lease values, included in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as part of deferred rent liability, are amortized as an increase to rental income over the remaining non-cancelable terms of the respective leases. Total amortization related to below-market lease values was $0.3 million and $0.8 million for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The total amount of the remaining intangible assets acquired, which consists of in-place lease values, unamortized lease origination costs, and customer relationship intangible values, are allocated based on management’s evaluation of the specific characteristics of each tenant’s lease and our overall relationship with that respective tenant. Characteristics to be considered by management in determining these values include the nature and extent of our existing business relationships with the tenant, growth prospects for developing new business with the tenant, the tenant’s credit quality and our expectations of lease renewals (including those existing under the terms of the lease agreement), among other factors.

The value of in-place leases and unamortized lease origination costs are amortized to expense over the remaining term of the respective leases, which generally range from 10 to 15 years. The value of customer relationship intangibles, which is the benefit to us resulting from the likelihood of an existing tenant renewing its lease, are amortized to expense over the remaining term and any anticipated renewal periods in the respective leases, but in no event does the amortization period for intangible assets exceed the remaining depreciable life of the building. Should a tenant terminate its lease, the unamortized portion of the above-market and below-market lease values, in-place lease values, unamortized lease origination costs and customer relationship intangibles will be immediately charged to the related income or expense. Total amortization expense related to these intangible assets was $1.2 million and $3.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, and $1.0 million and $3.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.

Impairment

We account for the impairment of real estate, including intangible assets, in accordance with ASC 360-10-35, “Property, Plant, and Equipment,” which requires us to periodically review the carrying value of each property to determine if circumstances indicate impairment of the carrying value of the investment exists or that depreciation periods should be modified. If circumstances support the possibility of impairment, we prepare a projection of the undiscounted future cash flows, without interest charges, of the specific property and determine if the investment in such property is recoverable.

In light of current economic conditions, we evaluate our entire property portfolio each quarter for any impairment indicators and perform an impairment analysis on those select properties that have an indication of impairment. In performing the analysis, we consider such factors as the tenants’ payment history and financial condition, the likelihood of lease renewal, business conditions in the industry in which the tenants operate and whether there are indications that the fair value of the real estate has decreased. We concluded that none of our properties were impaired as of September 30, 2012, and will continue to monitor our portfolio for any indicators of impairment. There have been no impairments recognized on real estate assets since inception.

 

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Deferred Financing Costs

Deferred financing costs consist of costs incurred to obtain financing, including legal fees, origination fees and administrative fees. The costs are deferred and amortized using the straight-line method, which approximates the effective interest method, over the term of the secured financing. We made payments of $0.5 million and $3.5 million for deferred financing costs during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, and $0.3 million and $0.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively. The payments incurred during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were primarily related to the issuance of our 7.125% Series C Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, (the “Term Preferred Stock”), discussed in further detail in Note 6 “Mandatorily Redeemable Preferred Stock.” Total amortization expense related to deferred financing costs is included in interest expense and was $0.4 million and $1.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, and $0.2 million and $0.7 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.

Revenue Recognition

Rental revenue includes rents that each tenant pays in accordance with the terms of its respective lease reported evenly over the non-cancelable term of the lease. Most of our leases contain rental increases at specified intervals. We recognize such revenues on a straight-line basis. Deferred rent receivable in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet includes the cumulative difference between rental revenue, as recorded on a straight-line basis, and rents received from the tenants in accordance with the lease terms, along with the capitalized above-market in-place lease values of certain acquired properties. Accordingly, we determine, in our judgment, to what extent the deferred rent receivable applicable to each specific tenant is collectable. We review deferred rent receivable, as it relates to straight line rents, on a quarterly basis and take into consideration the tenant’s payment history, the financial condition of the tenant, business conditions in the industry in which the tenant operates and economic conditions in the geographic area in which the property is located. In the event that the collectability of deferred rent with respect to any given tenant is in doubt, we record an allowance for uncollectable accounts or record a direct write-off of the specific rent receivable. No such reserves or direct write-offs have been recorded to date.

Tenant recovery revenue includes payments from tenants as reimbursements for franchise taxes, management fees, insurance, and ground lease payments. We recognize tenant recovery revenue in the same periods that we incur the related expenses.

Asset Retirement Obligations

ASC 410, “Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligation,” requires an entity to recognize a liability for a conditional asset retirement obligation when incurred if the liability can be reasonably estimated. ASC 410-20-20 clarifies that the term “Conditional Asset Retirement Obligation” refers to a legal obligation (pursuant to existing laws or by contract) to perform an asset retirement activity in which the timing and/or method of settlement are conditional on a future event that may or may not be within the control of the entity. ASC 410-20-25-6 clarifies when an entity would have sufficient information to reasonably estimate the fair value of an asset retirement obligation. We have accrued a liability and corresponding increase to the cost of the related properties for disposal related to all properties constructed prior to 1985 that have, or may have, asbestos present in the building. The liabilities are accreted over the life of the leases for the respective properties. There was $0.3 million in liabilities accrued in connection with acquisitions for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. There were no liabilities accrued during the nine months ended September 30, 2011, as the properties acquired during this period were constructed after 1985. The Company also recorded expenses of $43 and $124 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 respectively, and $39 and $116 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively, related to the accretion of the obligation. Costs of future expenditures for obligations are discounted to their present value. The aggregate undiscounted obligation on all properties is $9.2 million and the discount rates used in the calculations ranges from 2.5% to 7.6%. The Company does not expect to make any payments in conjunction with these obligations in each of the next five years.

 

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Comprehensive Income

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, comprehensive income equaled net income; therefore, a separate statement of comprehensive income is not included in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, issued Accounting Standards Update, or ASU, 2011-04 which results in a consistent definition of fair value and common requirements for measurement of and disclosure about fair value between GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards, or IFRS. ASU 2011-04 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011, and as such, we have increased our disclosures related to Level 3 fair value measurement of our mortgage notes payable, in addition to other required disclosures. There were no related impacts on our financial position or results of operations.

2. Related-Party Transactions

We are externally managed pursuant to contractual arrangements with our Adviser and Gladstone Administration, LLC (the “Administrator”), which collectively employ all of our personnel and pays their salaries, benefits, and general expenses directly. We have an advisory agreement with our Adviser (the “Advisory Agreement”) and an administration agreement with our Administrator (the “Administration Agreement”). The management and administrative services and fees under the Advisory and Administration Agreements are described below. As of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, $1.0 million and $1.2 million were due to the Adviser and Administrator.

Advisory Agreement

The Advisory Agreement provides for an annual base management fee equal to 2% of our total stockholders’ equity, less the recorded value of any preferred stock (“common stockholders’ equity”), and an incentive fee based on funds from operations (“FFO”). For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, we recorded a base management fee of $0.4 million and $1.1 million, respectively, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, we recorded a base management fee of $0.4 million and $1.2 million, respectively.

For purposes of calculating the incentive fee, FFO includes any realized capital gains and capital losses, less any distributions paid on preferred stock and senior common stock, but FFO does not include any unrealized capital gains or losses. The incentive fee rewards the Adviser if our quarterly FFO, before giving effect to any incentive fee (“pre-incentive fee FFO”), exceeds 1.75%, or 7% annualized (the “hurdle rate”), of total common stockholders’ equity. The Adviser receives 100% of the amount of the pre-incentive fee FFO that exceeds the hurdle rate, but is less than 2.1875% of our common stockholders’ equity. The Adviser also receives an incentive fee of 20% of the amount of our pre-incentive fee FFO that exceeds 2.1875% of common stockholders’ equity.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, we recorded an incentive fee of $0.9 million and $2.6 million, respectively, offset by a credit related to an unconditional, voluntary and irrevocable waiver issued by the Adviser of $0.5 million and $1.8 million, respectively, resulting in a net incentive fee for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, of $0.4 million and $0.8 million, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, we recorded an incentive fee of $0.9 million and $2.6 million, respectively, offset by a credit related to an unconditional and irrevocable voluntary waiver issued by the Adviser of $0.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively, resulting in a net incentive fee for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, of $0.1 million and $0.8 million, respectively. Our Board of Directors accepted the Adviser’s offer to waive, on a quarterly basis, a portion of the incentive fee for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, in order to support the current level of distributions to our stockholders. This waiver may not be recouped by the Adviser in the future.

 

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Administration Agreement

Pursuant to the Administration Agreement, we pay for our allocable portion of the Administrator’s overhead expenses in performing its obligations to us, including, but not limited to, rent and the salaries and benefits of its personnel, including our chief financial officer and treasurer, chief compliance officer, internal counsel, investor relations department and their respective staffs. Our allocable portion of expenses is derived by multiplying the Administrator’s total allocable expenses by the percentage of our total assets at the beginning of each quarter in comparison to the total assets of all companies managed by the Adviser under similar agreements. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, we recorded an administration fee of $0.3 million and $0.8 million, respectively, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, we recorded an administration fee of $0.2 million and $0.8 million, respectively.

Dealer Manager Agreement

In connection with the offering of our senior common stock (see Note 8, “Stockholders’ Equity,” for further details) we entered into a Dealer Manager Agreement, dated March 25, 2011 (the “Dealer Manager Agreement”), with Gladstone Securities, LLC (the “Dealer Manager”), pursuant to which the Dealer Manager agreed to act as our exclusive dealer manager in connection with the offering. The Dealer Manager is an affiliate of ours, as its parent company is controlled by Mr. David Gladstone, our Chairman and chief executive officer. Pursuant to the terms of the Dealer Manager Agreement, the Dealer Manager is entitled to receive a sales commission in the amount of 7.0% of the gross proceeds of the shares of senior common stock sold, plus a dealer manager fee in the amount of 3.0% of the gross proceeds of the shares of senior common stock sold. The Dealer Manager, in its sole and absolute discretion, may re-allocate all of its selling commissions attributable to a participating broker-dealer and may also re-allocate a portion of its Dealer Manager fee earned in respect of the proceeds generated by the participating broker-dealer to any participating broker-dealer as a non-accountable marketing allowance. In addition, we have agreed to indemnify the Dealer Manager against various liabilities, including certain liabilities arising under the federal securities laws. We made $49 and $99 of payments during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, to the Dealer Manager pursuant to this agreement. There were no payments made during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011.

3. Earnings per Share of Common Stock

The following tables set forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share of common stock for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011. We computed basic earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 using the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the periods. Diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, reflects additional shares of common stock, related to our convertible senior common stock, that would have been outstanding if dilutive potential shares of common stock had been issued, as well as an adjustment to net income available to common stockholders as applicable to common stockholders that would result from their assumed issuance.

 

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     For the three months ended September 30,      For the nine months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011      2012      2011  

Calculation of basic earnings per share of common stock:

          

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders

   $ (61   $ 709       $ 6       $ 1,482   

Denominator for basic weighted average shares of common stock (in thousands)

     10,945        10,936         10,945         9,998   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic (loss) earnings per share of common stock

   $ (0.01   $ 0.07       $ 0.00       $ 0.15   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Calculation of diluted earnings per share of common stock:

          

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders

   $ (61   $ 709       $ 6       $ 1,482   

Add: Income impact of assumed conversion of senior common stock

     —          16         71         46   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders plus assumed conversions

   $ (61   $ 725       $ 77       $ 1,528   

Denominator for basic weighted average shares of common stock (in thousands)

     10,945        10,936         10,945         9,998   

Effect of convertible senior common stock (in thousands)

     —    (1)       52         78         52   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Denominator for diluted weighted average shares of common stock (in thousands)

     10,945        10,988         11,023         10,050   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted (loss) earnings per share of common stock

   $ (0.01   $ 0.07       $ 0.01       $ 0.15   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1)

The convertible senior common stock was excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2012 because it was anti-dilutive.

4. Real Estate and Intangible Assets

Real Estate

The following table sets forth the components of our investments in real estate as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

     September 30, 2012     December 31, 2011  

Real estate:

    

Land

   $ 66,258      $ 60,602   

Building and improvements

     409,167        367,605   

Tenant improvements

     19,153        14,314   

Accumulated depreciation

     (62,459     (53,784
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Real estate, net

   $ 432,119      $ 388,737   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

New Real Estate Activity

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, we acquired six properties, which are summarized below:

 

Location

  Acquisition Date     Square Footage    

Lease

Term

 

Renewal Options

  Total
Purchase
Price
    Acquistion
Expenses
    Annualized Straight
Line Rent
    Debt Issued /
Assumed
 

Ashburn, VA

    1/25/2012        52,130      15 years   2 (5 years each)   $ 10,775      $ 102      $ 989        N/A   

Ottumwa, IA

    5/30/2012        352,860      11.5 years   3 (5 years each)     7,100        47        684        5,000   

New Albany, OH

    6/5/2012        89,000      10.5 years   2 (5 years each)     13,333        188        1,361        N/A   

Columbus, GA

    6/21/2012        32,000      11.5 years   2 (5 years each)     7,320        126        656        4,750   

Columbus, OH

    6/28/2012        31,293      10 years   N/A     4,037        59        342        N/A   

Jupiter, FL

    9/26/2012        60,000      10.5 years   2 (5 years each)     15,500        55        1,372        10,758   

 

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In accordance with ASC 805, we determined the fair value of acquired assets and liabilities assumed related to the properties acquired during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 as follows:

 

    Land     Building     Tenant
Improvements
    In-place
Leases
    Leasing Costs     Customer
Relationships
    Above Market
Leases
    Below Market
Leases
    Discount on
Assumed Debt
    Total Purchase
Price
 

Ashburn, VA

  $ 706      $ 6,551      $ 1,307      $ 804      $ 908      $ 499      $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 10,775   

Ottumwa, IA

    212        4,743        329        940        484        499        —          (107     —          7,100   

New Albany, OH

    1,658        7,511        1,235        1,122        857        903        47        —          —          13,333   

Columbus, GA

    1,378        3,894        626        574        473        375        —          —          —          7,320   

Columbus, OH

    542        1,856        597        391        213        325        113        —          —          4,037   

Jupiter, FL

    1,160        11,249        745        1,603        701        909        —          —          (867     15,500   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ 5,656      $ 35,804      $ 4,839      $ 5,434      $ 3,636      $ 3,510      $ 160      $ (107   $ (867   $ 58,065   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Below is a summary of the total revenue and net income recognized on the properties acquired during the nine months ended September 30, 2012:

 

          Rental Revenue      Net Income  

Location

  

Acquisition Date

   For the three months
ended September 30,
2012
     For the nine months
ended September 30,
2012
     For the three months
ended September 30,
2012 (1)
     For the nine months ended
September 30, 2012 (1)
 

Ashburn, VA

   1/25/2012    $ 247       $ 678       $ 147       $ 409   

Ottumwa, IA

   5/30/2012      173         235         85         116   

New Albany, OH

   6/5/2012      339         437         197         248   

Columbus, GA

   6/21/2012      164         182         88         98   

Columbus, OH

   6/28/2012      83         86         31         34   

Jupiter, FL

   9/26/2012      19         19         10         10   
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
      $ 1,025       $ 1,637       $ 558       $ 915   
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1)

Does not include interest expense or acquisition related costs that are required to be expensed under ASC 805.

We acquired six properties during the nine months ended September 30, 2012. The following table reflects pro-forma condensed consolidated statements of operations as if the properties were acquired as of the beginning of the earliest periods presented, which was January 1, 2011. The pro-forma earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, were adjusted to exclude $0.6 million of acquisition-related costs incurred in 2012 related to the six properties acquired. The pro-forma earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, were adjusted to include these charges:

 

     For the three months ended September 30,     For the nine months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Operating Data:

        

Total operating revenue

   $ 13,294      $ 12,520      $ 39,862      $ 36,521   

Total operating expenses

     (6,161     (5,971     (18,804     (18,304

Other expense

     (5,948     (4,735     (17,350     (14,013
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     1,185        1,814        3,708        4,204   

Dividends attributable to preferred and senior common stock

     (1,053     (1,039     (3,141     (3,117
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders

   $ 132      $ 775      $ 567      $ 1,087   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Share and Per Share Data:

        

Basic earnings per share of common stock

   $ 0.01      $ 0.07      $ 0.05      $ 0.11   

Diluted earnings per share of common stock

   $ 0.01      $ 0.07      $ 0.05      $ 0.11   

Weighted average shares outstanding-basic

     10,945        10,936        10,945        9,998   

Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted

     11,039        10,988        11,023        10,050   

 

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The weighted average amortization period for the intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, were as follows:

 

Intangible assets & liabilities

   Years  

In-place leases

     10.7   

Leasing costs

     10.7   

Customer relationships

     15.1   

Above market leases

     10.1   

Below market leases

     11.3   
  

 

 

 

All intangible assets & liabilities

     12.1   
  

 

 

 

Future operating lease payments from tenants under non-cancelable leases, excluding tenant reimbursement of expenses, for the remainder of 2012 and each of the five succeeding fiscal years and thereafter is as follows:

 

Year

   Tenant
Lease Payments
 

Three months ending December 31, 2012

   $ 12,318   

2013

     48,041   

2014

     44,784   

2015

     40,920   

2016

     36,514   

2017

     34,232   

Thereafter

     217,580   

In accordance with the lease terms, substantially all tenant expenses are required to be paid by the tenant; however, we would be required to pay property taxes on the respective properties in the event the tenants fail to pay them. The total annualized property taxes for all properties owned by us at September 30, 2012, were $8.2 million.

Existing Real Estate Activity

On February 14, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in San Antonio, Texas. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional seven-year period, through November 2021. The lease was originally set to expire in February 2014. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $0.8 million. Furthermore, the lease grants the tenant two options to extend the lease for a period of five years each. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we provided a tenant allowance of $0.6 million, payable over two years, and paid $0.3 million in leasing commissions.

On February 27, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Roseville, Minnesota. The new lease covers approximately one-third of this property and was extended for an additional five-year period, through December 2017. The lease was originally set to expire in December 2012. The tenant in this property will pay rent on the entire building through the end of 2012, and we continue to search for new tenants to lease the remainder of the building. The new lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of $2.9 million for the remainder of 2012 and annualized straight line rents beginning in 2013 of $1.2 million. Furthermore, the lease grants the tenant one option to extend the lease for a period of five years. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we provided a tenant allowance of $0.4 million, payable over two years, and paid $0.8 million in leasing commissions.

On June 25, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Hialeah, Florida. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional five-year period, through March 2027. The lease was originally set to expire in March 2022. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $1.1 million. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we provided a tenant allowance of $0.3 million.

 

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On August 7, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Wichita, Kansas. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional five-year period, through September 2017. The lease was originally set to expire in September 2012. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $0.8 million. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we paid $0.2 million in leasing commissions.

On September 10, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional one-year period, through January 2014. The lease was originally set to expire in February 2013. The lease provides for annual rents of approximately $0.3 million.

On September 11, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Mason, Ohio. The lease covering this property was extended for almost an additional seven-year period, through June 2020. The lease was originally set to expire in January 2013. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $0.6 million. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we provided a tenant allowance of $0.5 million, and paid $0.3 million in leasing commissions.

On September 27, 2012, our tenant occupying our property located in Arlington, Texas, exercised its option to extend the lease covering this property for an additional five-year period, through March 2018. The lease was originally set to expire in April 2013. The lease provides that the option period rent be at fair market rent, but not less than the current rental rate.

Intangible Assets

The following table summarizes the carrying value of intangible assets and the accumulated amortization for each intangible asset class:

 

     September 30, 2012     December 31, 2011  
     Lease Intangibles      Accumulated
Amortization
    Lease Intangibles      Accumulated
Amortization
 

In-place leases

   $ 30,052       $ (11,577   $ 24,620       $ (10,181

Leasing costs

     20,245         (6,676     15,013         (5,663

Customer relationships

     24,236         (7,932     20,725         (6,844
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 74,533       $ (26,185   $ 60,358       $ (22,688
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

The estimated aggregate amortization expense for the remainder of 2012 and each of the five succeeding fiscal years and thereafter is as follows:

 

Year

   Estimated
Amortization Expense
 

Three months ending December 31, 2012

     1,803   

2013

     6,015   

2014

     5,352   

2015

     4,938   

2016

     4,323   

2017

     4,144   

Thereafter

     21,773   

 

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5. Mortgage Notes Payable and Line of Credit

Our mortgage notes payable and line of credit (the “Line of Credit”) as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 are summarized below:

 

                      Principal Balance Outstanding  

Fixed-Rate Mortgage Notes Payable:

   Date of
Issuance/

Assumption
   Principal
Maturity Date
    Stated Interest Rate at
September 30, 2012 (1)
    September 30, 2012      December 31, 2011  
   09/15/08      10/01/12  (2)       4.76   $ 45,233       $ 45,233   
   02/21/06      12/01/13        5.91     8,707         8,845   
   02/21/06      06/30/14        5.20     18,037         18,345   
   08/25/05      09/01/15        5.33     20,167         20,431   
   09/12/05      09/01/15        5.21     11,872         12,019   
   12/21/05      12/08/15        5.71     18,231         18,448   
   09/06/07      12/11/15        5.81     4,161         4,219   
   03/29/06      04/01/16        5.92     16,722         16,871   
   04/27/06      05/05/16        6.58     13,166         13,409   
   08/29/08      06/01/16        6.80     5,905         6,019   
   06/20/11      06/30/16        6.08     11,384         11,505   
   11/22/06      12/01/16        5.76     13,611         13,761   
   12/22/06      01/01/17        5.79     20,811         21,037   
   02/08/07      03/01/17        6.00     13,775         13,775   
   06/05/07      06/08/17        6.11     14,203         14,240   
   10/15/07      11/08/17        6.63     15,126         15,278   
   09/26/12      07/01/18        5.75     10,741         —     
   11/18/11      11/01/18        4.50     4,280         4,352   
   12/06/11      12/06/19        6.00     8,331         8,500   
   10/28/11      11/01/21        6.00     7,100         7,190   
   04/05/12      05/01/22        6.10     18,901         —     
   06/21/12      07/06/22        5.05     4,735         —     
   08/03/12      07/31/22        5.00     2,994         —     
   07/24/12      08/01/22        5.60     9,729         —     
   12/15/10      12/10/26        6.63     10,090         10,402   
   05/16/12      12/31/26        4.30     2,913         —     
   05/30/12      05/10/27        6.50     4,934         —     
   06/27/12      07/01/29        5.10     2,004         —     
   03/16/05      04/01/30        6.33     —           2,314   
         

 

 

    

 

 

 

Contractual Fixed-Rate Mortgage Notes Payable:

          $ 337,863       $ 286,193   
         

 

 

    

 

 

 

Premiums and (Discounts), net:

            68         (843
         

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Fixed-Rate Mortgage Notes Payable:

          $ 337,931       $ 285,350   
         

 

 

    

 

 

 

Variable-Rate Line of Credit:

   12/28/10      12/28/13        LIBOR +2.75   $ 5,500       $ 18,700   
         

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Mortgage Notes Payable and Line of Credit

          $ 343,431       $ 304,050   
         

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) The weighted average interest rate on all debt outstanding at September 30, 2012, was approximately 5.65%.
(2) This note was repaid in full on October 1, 2012. Please see Note 9: “Subsequent Events” for more detial.

Mortgage Notes Payable

As of September 30, 2012, we had 28 fixed-rate mortgage notes payable, collateralized by a total of 69 properties. The parent company has limited recourse liabilities that could result from any one or more of the following circumstances: a borrower voluntarily filing for bankruptcy, improper conveyance of a property, fraud or material misrepresentation, misapplication or misappropriation of rents, security deposits, insurance proceeds or condemnation proceeds, or physical waste or damage to the property resulting from a borrower’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. We will also indemnify lenders against claims resulting from the presence of hazardous substances or activity involving hazardous substances in violation of environmental laws on a property. The weighted-average interest rate on the mortgage notes payable as of September 30, 2012 was 5.65%.

 

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On February 1, 2012, we repaid in full the mortgage on our property located in Canton, North Carolina in the amount of $2.3 million. We did not incur any prepayment penalties associated with the early repayment. The original maturity date of this mortgage was April 2030.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, we issued or assumed eight long-term mortgages, which are summarized below:

 

Date of Issuance

  

Issuing Bank

   Borrowings      Interest Rate     Maturity Date  

4/5/2012

   KeyBank National Association    $ 19,000         6.10     5/1/2022   

5/16/2012

   City National Bank      2,940         4.30     12/31/2026   

5/30/2012

  

Modern Woodman

of America

     5,000         6.50     5/10/2027   

6/21/2012

   Citigroup      4,750         5.05     7/6/2022   

6/27/2012

  

American Equity

Investment Life Co.

     2,000         5.10     7/1/2029   

7/24/2012

  

American National

Insurance Co.

     9,750         5.60     8/1/2022   

8/3/2012

   Farmers Citizens Bank      3,000         5.00     7/31/2022   

9/26/2012

  

Midland National

Investment Life Co.

     10,758         5.75     7/1/2018   
     

 

 

      
      $ 57,198        
     

 

 

      

The fair value of all fixed-rate mortgage notes payable outstanding as of September 30, 2012, was $348.5 million, as compared to the carrying value stated above of $337.9 million. The fair value is calculated based on a discounted cash flow analysis, using interest rates based on management’s estimate of market interest rates on long-term debt with comparable terms. The fair value was calculated using Level 3 inputs of the hierarchy established by ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.”

 

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Scheduled principal payments of mortgage notes payable for the remainder of 2012 and each of the five succeeding fiscal years and thereafter are as follows:

 

Year

   Scheduled principal
payments
 

Three months ending December 31, 2012

   $ 46,606  (1)  

2013

     14,183   

2014

     22,888   

2015

     56,789   

2016

     60,430   

2017

     63,451   

Thereafter

     73,516   
  

 

 

 
   $ 337,863   
  

 

 

 

 

(1)  

The $45.2 million mortgage note issued in September 2008 was repaid on October 1, 2012 with Key Bank. A portion of the mortgage note was refinanced with Key Bank NA. Please see Note 9 “Subsequent Events” for further details.

Line of Credit

In December 2010, we procured a $50.0 million Line of Credit (with Capital One, N.A. serving as a revolving lender, a letter of credit issuer and an administrative agent and Branch Banking and Trust Company serving as an additional revolving lender and letter of credit issuer), which matures on December 28, 2013. The Line of Credit originally provided for a senior secured revolving credit facility of up to $50.0 million with a standby letter of credit sublimit of up to $20.0 million. On January 31, 2012, the Line of Credit was expanded to $75.0 million and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania was added as a revolving lender and letter of credit issuer. Currently, six of our properties are pledged as collateral under our Line of Credit. The interest rate per annum applicable to the Line of Credit is equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, plus an applicable margin of up to 3.00%, depending upon our leverage. The leverage ratio used in determining the applicable margin for interest on the Line of Credit is recalculated quarterly. We are subject to an annual maintenance fee of 0.25% per year. Our ability to access this source of financing is subject to our continued ability to meet customary lending requirements, such as compliance with financial and operating covenants and our meeting certain lending limits. One such covenant requires us to limit distributions to our stockholders to 95% of our FFO, with acquisition-related costs required to be expensed under ASC 805 added back to FFO. In addition, the maximum amount we may draw under this agreement is based on a percentage of the value of properties pledged as collateral to the banks, which must meet agreed upon eligibility standards.

If and when long-term mortgages are arranged for these pledged properties, the banks will release the properties from the Line of Credit and reduce the availability under the Line of Credit by the advanced amount of the released property. Conversely, as we purchase new properties meeting the eligibility standards, we may pledge these new properties to obtain additional availability under the Line of Credit. The availability under the Line of Credit is reduced by letters of credit used in the ordinary course of business. We may use the advances under the Line of Credit for both general corporate purposes and the acquisition of new investments.

At September 30, 2012, there was $5.5 million outstanding under the Line of Credit at an interest rate of approximately 3.0% and $6.1 million outstanding under letters of credit at a weighted average interest rate of 3.0%. At September 30, 2012, the maximum amount we may draw was $8.3 million. We were in compliance with all covenants under the Line of Credit as of September 30, 2012. The amount outstanding on the Line of Credit as of September 30, 2012 approximates fair value, because the debt is short-term.

 

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6. Mandatorily Redeemable Preferred Stock

In February 2012, we completed a public offering of 1,540,000 shares of 7.125% Series C Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Term Preferred Stock”), at a public offering price of $25.00 per share. Gross proceeds of the offering totaled $38.5 million and net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses borne by us, were $36.7 million and were used to repay a portion of outstanding borrowings under our Line of Credit, for acquistions of real estate and for working capital. The Term Preferred Stock is traded under the ticker symbol GOODN on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”). The Term Preferred Stock is not convertible into our common stock or any other security of ours. Generally, we may not redeem shares of the Term Preferred Stock prior to January 31, 2016, except in limited circumstances to preserve our status as a REIT. On or after January 31, 2016, we may redeem the shares at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends to and including the date of redemption. The shares of the Term Preferred Stock have a mandatory redemption date of January 31, 2017. We incurred $1.8 million in total offering costs related to these transactions, which have been recorded as deferred financing fees on the condensed consolidated balance sheet and will be amortized over the redemption period ending January 31, 2017.

The Term Preferred Stock is recorded as liability in accordance with ASC 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity,” which states that mandatorily redeemable financial instruments should be classified as liabilities and therefore the related dividend payments are treated as a component of interest expense in the statement of operations.

7. Commitments and Contingencies

Ground Leases

We are obligated as lessee under three ground leases. Future minimum rental payments due under the terms of these leases as of September 30, 2012, are as follows:

 

                   For the year ended December 31,         

Location

   Lease End Date      For the three months
ending December 31,
2012
     2013      2014      2015      2016      2017      Thereafter  

Tulsa, OK

     Apr-21       $ 38       $ 153       $ 153       $ 153       $ 153       $ 153       $ 534   

Springfield, MA

     Feb-30         21         86         86         86         86         89         1,154   

Dartmouth, MA

     May-36         44         174         174         174         174         174         3,646   
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
      $ 103       $ 413       $ 413       $ 413       $ 413       $ 416       $ 5,334   
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

8. Stockholders’ Equity

The following table summarizes the changes in our stockholders’ equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2012:

 

     Preferred
Stock
     Senior Common
Stock
     Common
Stock
     Capital in
Excess of
Par Value
     Notes
Receivable
from Employees
    Distributions in
Excess of
Accumulated
Earnings
    Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 

Balance at December 31, 2011

   $ 2       $ —         $ 11       $ 211,553       $ (422   $ (75,830   $ 135,314   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Issuance of senior common stock and common stock, net

     —           —           —           989         —          —          989   

Repayment of principal on employee notes receivable

     —           —           —           —           12        —          12   

Distributions declared to common, senior common and preferred stockholders

     —           —           —           —           —          (15,455     (15,455

Net income

     —           —           —           —           —          3,147        3,147   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2012

   $ 2       $ —         $ 11       $ 212,542       $ (410   $ (88,138   $ 124,007   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Distributions

Our Board of Directors declared the following distributions per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     For the three months ended
September 30,
     For the nine months ended
September 30,
 
     2012      2011      2012      2011  

Common Stock

   $ 0.375       $ 0.375       $ 1.125       $ 1.125   

Senior Common Stock

   $ 0.2625       $ 0.2625       $ 0.7875       $ 0.7875   

Series A Preferred Stock

   $ 0.4843749       $ 0.4843749       $ 1.4531247       $ 1.4531247   

Series B Preferred Stock

   $ 0.46875       $ 0.46875       $ 1.4063       $ 1.4063   

Series C Preferred Stock

   $ 0.4453125         N/A       $ 1.1875         N/A   

Ongoing Activity

We have an open market sale agreement, or the Open Market Sale Agreement, with Jefferies & Company, Inc., or Jefferies, under which we may, from time to time, offer to sell shares of our common stock with an aggregate sales price of up to $25.0 million on the open market through Jefferies, as agent, or to Jefferies, as principal. As of September 30, 2012, we had sold 192,365 shares with net proceeds of $3.4 million, and have a remaining capacity to sell up to $21.6 million of common stock under the Open Market Sale Agreement with Jefferies. There were no sales under the Open Market Sale Agreement during the nine months ended September 30, 2012.

In March 2011, we commenced an offering of an aggregate of 3,500,000 shares of our senior common stock, par value $0.001 per share, at a price to the public of $15.00 per share, of which 3,000,000 shares are intended to be offered pursuant to the primary offering and 500,000 shares are intended to be offered pursuant to our senior common distribution reinvestment plan (the “DRIP”). We, however, reserve the right to reallocate the number of shares being offered between the primary offering and the DRIP. To date we have sold 76,875 shares of senior common stock in this ongoing offering and issued 544 shares of senior common stock under the DRIP program.

Notes to Employees

The following table is a summary of all outstanding notes issued to employees of the Adviser for the exercise of stock options:

 

Date Issued

   Number of
Options
Exercised
     Strike Price
of Options
Exercised
     Amount of
Promissory Note
Issued to Employees
     Outstanding Balance
of Employee Loans at
September 30, 2012
     Outstanding Balance
of Employee Loans at
December 31, 2011
    

Maturity Date
of Note

   Interest Rate
on Note
 

Sep 2004

     25       $  15.00       $  375       $  —         $ 11       Sep 2013      5.00

Apr 2006

     12         16.10         193         3         4       Apr 2015      7.77

May 2006

     2         16.10         32         32         32       May 2016      7.87

Nov 2006

     25         15.00         375         375         375       Nov 2015      8.15
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

       
     64          $ 975       $ 410       $ 422         
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

       

In accordance with ASC 505-10-45-2, “Equity,” receivables from employees for the issuance of capital stock to employees prior to the receipt of cash payment should be reflected in the balance sheet as a reduction to stockholders’ equity. Therefore, these notes were recorded as full recourse loans to employees and are included in the equity section of the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of September 30, 2012, each loan maintained its full recourse status.

 

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9. Subsequent Events

On October 1, 2012, we borrowed $34.0 million, through certain of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, pursuant to a long-term note payable from KeyBank National Association, which is collateralized by security interests in seven of our properties. The note accrues interest at a fixed rate of 4.86% per year and has a maturity date of October 1, 2022. We used the proceeds of the note, along with existing cash on hand, to repay our $45.2 million mortgage, which, with extension options, was due October 1, 2013. We repaid the mortgage in full on October 1, 2012 without incurring any exit fees.

On October 5, 2012, we modified and extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Concord Township, Ohio. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional six-year period, through August 2034, in exchange for a reduction in rent payable over the next two years. The lease was originally set to expire in March 2028. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $1.7 million. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we provided a tenant allowance of $0.2 million.

On October 10, 2012, our Board of Directors declared the following monthly distributions:

 

Record Date

   Payment Date    Common Stock
Distributions per  Share
     Series A Preferred
Distributions per Share
     Series B Preferred
Distributions per Share
     Series C Preferred
Distributions per Share
 

October 22, 2012

   October 31, 2012    $ 0.125       $ 0.1614583       $ 0.15625       $ 0.1484375   

November 19, 2012

   November 30, 2012    $ 0.125       $ 0.1614583       $ 0.15625       $ 0.1484375   

December 19, 2012

   December 31, 2012    $ 0.125       $ 0.1614583       $ 0.15625       $ 0.1484375   

Senior Common Stock Distributions

 

Payable to the

Holders or Record

During the Month of:

   Payment Date    Distribution per Share  

October

   November 7, 2012    $ 0.0875   

November

   December 7, 2012    $ 0.0875   

December

   January 8, 2013    $ 0.0875   

On November 1, 2012, we amended our Open Market Sale Agreement, or the Open Market Agreement, with Jefferies & Company, Inc. The Open Market Agreement was amended to extend the term an additional two years, through November 2014, or the date on which we have sold the maximum program amount. There is approximately $21.6 million remaining to be sold under our Open Market Agreement.

 

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

All statements contained herein, other than historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. These statements may relate to, among other things, future events or our future performance or financial condition. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “might,” “believe,” “will,” “provided,” “anticipate,” “future,” “could,” “growth,” “plan,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “if,” “seek,” “possible,” “potential,” “likely” or the negative of such terms or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, funds from operations or prospects to be materially different from any future business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, funds from operations or prospects expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For further information about these and other factors that could affect our future results, please see the captions titled “Risk Factors” in this report and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and, as such, speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

All references to “we,” “our,” “us” and the “Company” in this Report mean Gladstone Commercial Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries, except where it is made clear that the term means only Gladstone Commercial Corporation.

OVERVIEW

General

We are a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that was incorporated under the General Corporation Law of the State of Maryland on February 14, 2003, primarily for the purpose of investing in and owning net leased industrial, commercial and retail real property and selectively making long-term industrial and commercial mortgage loans. Our portfolio of real estate is leased to a wide cross section of tenants ranging from small businesses to large public companies, many of which are corporations that do not have publicly-rated debt. We have historically entered into, and intend in the future to enter into, purchase agreements for real estate having triple net leases with terms of approximately 10 to 15 years and built in rental rate increases. Under a triple net lease, the tenant is required to pay all operating, maintenance and insurance costs and real estate taxes with respect to the leased property. We actively communicate with buyout funds, real estate brokers and other third parties to locate properties for potential acquisition or to provide mortgage financing in an effort to build our portfolio. We currently own 78 properties totaling 7.7 million square feet, which have a total gross and net carrying value, including intangible assets, of $569.1 million and $480.5 million, respectively. We do not currently have any mortgage loans receivable outstanding.

Business Environment

The United States continues to feel the lingering impact of the recession that began in late 2007; while the unemployment rate has decreased over the last several months, it still remains higher than pre-recessionary levels. Although housing starts rose in September 2012 to the highest level in four years and there are signs that the surplus in housing supply is dwindling, the economic situation in Europe continues to be unpredictable and will need to stabilize for the economy to fully recover. As a result, conditions within the U.S. capital markets generally, and the U.S. real estate capital markets particularly, continue to experience certain levels of dislocation and stress.

 

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These economic conditions could materially and adversely impact the financial condition of one or more of our tenants and, therefore, could increase the likelihood that a tenant may declare bankruptcy or default upon its payment obligations arising under a related lease. For example, the tenant occupying our building located in Hazelwood, Missouri declared bankruptcy in October 2010. The tenant did not confirm our lease in its bankruptcy proceedings in March 2011, and the final rent payment was received in April 2011. We are currently working to re-tenant this property. In addition, our building located in Richmond, Virginia remains vacant. The leases on these two vacant buildings comprised 1.9% of our annualized rental income as of September 30, 2012 and the annual carrying costs are $0.2 million. We are actively seeking new tenants for these properties. All of our remaining properties are occupied and the tenants are paying in accordance with their leases.

Moreover, our ability to make new investments is highly dependent upon our ability to procure external financing. Our principal sources of external financing generally include the issuance of equity securities, long-term mortgage loans secured by properties and borrowings under our line of credit, or the Line of Credit. The market for long-term mortgages has been limited for some time; however, we have recently seen mid-to-long-term (5 to 10 year) mortgages become more obtainable. The collateralized mortgage backed securities, or CMBS, market has made a comeback in recent months, but it is more conservative and restrictive than it was prior to the recession. Consequently, we continue to look to regional banks, insurance companies and other non-bank lenders, in addition to the CMBS market to issue mortgages to finance our real estate activities.

Despite the challenges in the marketplace, we issued 2.2 million common shares during 2011 for gross proceeds of $39.4 million. In addition, in January 2012 we issued $38.5 million of 7.125% Series C Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, or Term Preferred Stock, which is mandatorily redeemable five years from issuance. We also assumed or issued $31.7 million and $57.2 million in mortgages during 2011 and 2012, respectively, to finance some of our new properties.

 

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Recent Developments

Investment Activities

The following is a summary of our recent acquisitions:

Jupiter, Florida: On September 26, 2012, we acquired a 60,000 square foot office building located in Jupiter, Florida for $15.5 million, excluding related acquisition expenses of $0.1 million. We funded this acquisition with existing cash on hand and the assumption of $10.8 million of mortgage debt on the property. G4S Secure Solutions USA, Inc., one of the largest operating subsidiaries of G4S and the world’s largest provider of security solutions, with operations in 125 countries, is the tenant in this building and has leased the property for 10.5 years and has 2 options to renew the lease for additional periods of 5 years each. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of $1.37 million.

Financing Activities

Line of Credit

Expansion: On January 31, 2012, we amended our Line of Credit to increase the current maximum availability of credit thereunder from $50.0 million to $75.0 million. The Line of Credit was arranged by Capital One, N.A. as administrative agent, and Branch Banking and Trust Company as an additional lender. Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania also joined the Line of Credit as an additional lender. All other terms of the agreement remained the same.

 

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Debt

American National Insurance Company : On July 24, 2012, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, we borrowed $9.8 million pursuant to a long-term note payable from American National Insurance Company, which is collateralized by a security interest in one of our properties. The note accrues interest at a fixed rate of 5.6% per year and we may not repay this note during the first five years of the term; however, we may repay the note during the last five years of the term but we would be subject to a prepayment penalty. The note has a maturity date of August 1, 2022. We used the proceeds from the note for both a future acquisition and working capital.

Farmers Citizens Bank : On August 3, 2012, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, we borrowed $3.0 million pursuant to a long-term note payable from Farmers Citizens Bank, which is collateralized by a security interest in one of our properties. The note accrues interest at a fixed rate of 5.0% per year and we may repay this note during the first five years of the term but we would be subject to a prepayment penalty; however, we may repay the note during the last five years of the term without penalty. The note has a maturity date of July 31, 2022. We used the proceeds from the note for working capital.

Midland National Life Insurance Company : On September 26, 2012, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, we assumed $10.8 million pursuant to a long-term note payable from Farmers Citizens Bank, in connection with the acquisition of our property in Jupiter, Florida on the same date. The note accrues interest at a fixed rate of 5.75% per year and we may not repay this note prior to the last three months of the term, or we would be subject to a prepayment penalty. The note has a maturity date of July 1, 2018.

KeyBank: On October 1, 2012, through certain of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, we borrowed $34.0 million, pursuant to a long-term note payable from KeyBank National Association, which is collateralized by security interests in seven of our properties. The note accrues interest at a fixed rate of 4.86% per year and we may not repay this note prior to the last three months of the term, or we would be subject to a prepayment penalty. The note has a maturity date of October 1, 2022. We used the proceeds of the note, along with existing cash on hand, to repay our $45.2 million mortgage, which, with extension options, was due October 1, 2013. We repaid the mortgage in full on October 1, 2012 without incurring any exit fees.

 

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Leasing Activities

The following is a summary of leases that have been recently extended:

Wichita, Kansas : On August 7, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Wichita, Kansas. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional five-year period, through September 2017. The lease was originally set to expire in September 2012. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $0.8 million. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we paid $0.2 million in leasing commissions.

South Hadley, Massachusetts : On September 10, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional one-year period, through January 2014. The lease was originally set to expire in February 2013. The lease provides for annual rents of approximately $0.3 million.

Mason, Ohio : On September 11, 2012, we extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Mason, Ohio. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional seven-year period, through June 2020. The lease was originally set to expire in January 2013. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $0.6 million. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we provided a tenant allowance of $0.5 million, and paid $0.3 million in leasing commissions.

Arlington, Texas : On September 27, 2012, our tenant in our property located in Arlington, Texas exercised their right to extend the lease covering this property for an additional five-year period, through March 2018. The lease was originally set to expire in April 2013. The lease provides that the option period rent be at fair market rent, but not less than the current rental rate.

 

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Concord Township, Ohio : On October 5, 2012, we modified and extended the lease with the tenant occupying our property located in Concord Township, Ohio. The lease covering this property was extended for an additional six-year period, through August 2034, in exchange for a reduction in rent payable over the next two years. The lease was originally set to expire in March 2028. The lease provides for prescribed rent escalations over the life of the lease, with annualized straight line rents of approximately $1.7 million. In connection with the extension of the lease and the modification of certain terms under the lease, we provided a tenant allowance of $0.2 million.

Equity Activities

The equity issuances summarized below were issued under our effective shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC.

Preferred Equity: In February 2012, we completed a public offering of 1,540,000 shares of our Term Preferred Stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share. Gross proceeds of the offering totaled $38.5 million and net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses borne by us, were $36.7 million, which were used to repay a portion of outstanding borrowings under our Line of Credit, for acquistions of real estate and working capital. The shares are traded under the ticker symbol GOODN on the NASDAQ. The Term Preferred Stock is not convertible into our common stock or any other security. Generally, we may not redeem shares of the Term Preferred Stock prior to January 31, 2016, except in limited circumstances to preserve our status as a REIT. On or after January 31, 2016, we may redeem the shares at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends to and including the date of redemption. The shares of the Term Preferred Stock have a mandatory redemption date of January 31, 2017. In accordance with ASC 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity,” mandatorily redeemable financial instruments should be classified as liabilities in the balance sheet and therefore we recorded the Term Preferred Stock as a liability and the related dividend payments as a component of interest expense in the statement of operations.

Senior Common Equity: During 2011 and 2012, we have sold 76,875 shares of our senior common stock at $15.00 per share in an ongoing best-efforts public offering and issued 544 shares of our senior common stock under the DRIP program. The net proceeds, after deducting the underwriting discount and commission were $1.0 million. We can issue up to 3,000,000 shares of senior common stock and the offering will continue until the earlier of March 28, 2013 or the date on which 3,000,000 shares of senior common stock are sold. We have used the proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes.

 

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Diversity of Our Portfolio

Gladstone Management Corporation, or our Adviser, seeks to diversify our portfolio to avoid dependence on any one particular tenant, industry or geographic market. By diversifying our portfolio, our Adviser intends to reduce the adverse effect on our portfolio of a single under-performing investment or a downturn in any particular industry or geographic market. The table below reflects the breakdown of our total rental income by tenant industry classification for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively:

 

    For the nine months ended September 30, 2012     For the nine months ended September 30, 2011  
    (Dollars in Thousands)     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Industry Classification

  Rental Income     Percentage of
Rental Income
    Rental Income     Percentage of
Rental Income
 

Telecommunications

  $ 5,370        14.3   $ 4,484        13.9

Electronics

    4,656        12.5        4,625        14.4   

Healthcare

    3,856        10.4        3,007        9.4   

Diversified/Conglomerate Manufacturing

    2,747        7.4        2,747        8.5   

Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber

    2,366        6.4        2,359        7.3   

Beverage, Food & Tobacco

    2,062        5.5        1,662        5.2   

Personal & Non-Durable Consumer Products

    1,851        5.0        1,714        5.3   

Containers, Packaging & Glass

    1,758        4.7        1,753        5.4   

Machinery

    1,694        4.6        1,691        5.2   

Buildings and Real Estate

    1,601        4.3        1,586        4.9   

Education

    1,526        4.1        1,331        4.1   

Printing & Publishing

    1,420        3.8        1,505        4.7   

Personal, Food & Miscellaneous Services

    1,411        3.8        431        1.3   

Automobile

    1,314        3.5        877        2.7   

Oil & Gas

    953        2.6        953        3.0   

Diversified/Conglomerate Services

    933        2.5        690        2.1   

Banking

    862        2.3        —          0.0   

Childcare

    437        1.2        437        1.4   

Home & Office Furnishings

    397        1.1        397        1.2   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ 37,214        100.0   $ 32,249        100.0
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The table below reflects the breakdown of our total rental income for our five largest tenants for the nine months ended September 30, 2012:

 

Location

  Rental Revenue for the nine months
ended September 30,

2012
(Dollars in Thousands)
    % of Base Rent  

Roseville, MN

  $ 2,488        6.7

Duncan, SC

    1,440        3.9

Concord Township, OH

    1,293        3.5

Multiple Locations, GA

    1,240        3.3

Tulsa, OK

    1,174        3.2

All Other Tenants

    29,579        79.4
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $ 37,214        100
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The table below reflects the breakdown of our total rental income by state for the nine months ended September 30, 2012:

 

State

   Number of
Leases
     Rental Revenue for the nine
months ended September 30,
2012

(Dollars in Thousands)
     % of Base Rent  

Ohio

     14       $ 6,333         17.0

Minnesota

     3         4,023         10.8

North Carolina

     7         3,585         9.6

Pennsylvania

     5         2,578         6.9

Massachusetts

     4         2,020         5.4

All Other States

     30         18,675         50.3
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     63       $ 37,214         100
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Our Adviser and Administrator

Our Adviser is led by a management team which has extensive experience purchasing real estate and originating mortgage loans. Our Adviser is controlled by Mr. David Gladstone, our Chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Gladstone is also the chairman and chief executive officer of our Adviser. Terry Lee Brubaker, our co-vice chairman, chief operating officer, secretary and director, is a member of the Board of Directors of our Adviser as well as its vice chairman and chief operating officer. George Stelljes III, our co-vice chairman, chief investment officer and director, is a member of the Board of Directors of our Adviser and its president and chief investment officer. Gladstone Administration, LLC, or our Administrator, employs our chief financial officer and treasurer, chief compliance officer, internal counsel, investor relations department and their respective staffs.

Our Adviser and Administrator also provide investment advisory and administrative services, respectively, to our affiliates, including, but not limited to, Gladstone Capital Corporation and Gladstone Investment Corporation, both publicly-traded business development companies, as well as Gladstone Land Corporation, a private agricultural real estate company. With the exception of Danielle Jones, our chief financial officer and treasurer, and Robert Cutlip, our president, all of our executive officers serve as either directors or executive officers, or both, of Gladstone Capital Corporation and Gladstone Investment Corporation. In the future, our Adviser may provide investment advisory services to other funds, both public and private, of which it is the sponsor.

Advisory and Administration Agreements

We are externally managed pursuant to contractual arrangements with our Adviser and our Administrator. Our Adviser and Administrator employ all of our personnel and pay their payroll, benefits, and general expenses directly. We have an advisory agreement with our Adviser, or the Advisory Agreement, and an administration agreement with our Administrator, or the Administration Agreement.

Under the terms of the Advisory Agreement, we are responsible for all expenses incurred for our direct benefit. Examples of these expenses include legal, accounting, interest on short-term debt and mortgages, tax preparation, directors’ and officers’ insurance, stock transfer services, stockholder-related fees, consulting and related fees. In addition, we are also responsible for all fees charged by third parties that are directly related to our business, which may include real estate brokerage fees, mortgage placement fees, lease-up fees and transaction structuring fees (although we may be able to pass some or all of such fees on to our tenants and borrowers).

 

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During the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, none of these third party expenses were incurred by us directly. The actual amount of such fees that we incur in the future will depend largely upon the aggregate costs of the properties that we acquire, the aggregate amount of mortgage loans that we make and the extent to which we are able to pass on such fees to our tenants and borrowers pursuant to the terms of the agreements. Accordingly, the amount of these fees that we will pay in the future is not determinable at this time.

Management Services and Fees under the Advisory Agreement

The Advisory Agreement provides for an annual base management fee equal to 2.0% of our total stockholders’ equity, less the recorded value of any preferred stock, or total common stockholders’ equity, and for an incentive fee based on funds from operations, or FFO. Our Adviser does not charge acquisition or disposition fees when we acquire or dispose of properties as is common with other externally-advised REITs. Furthermore, there are no fees charged when our Adviser secures long or short term credit or arranges mortgage loans on our properties; however, our Adviser may earn fee income from our borrowers or tenants or other sources.

For purposes of calculating the incentive fee, FFO includes any realized capital gains and capital losses, less any distributions paid on preferred stock and senior common stock, but FFO does not include any unrealized capital gains or losses. The incentive fee would reward our Adviser if our quarterly FFO, before giving effect to any incentive fee, or pre-incentive fee FFO, exceeds 1.75%, or the hurdle rate, of total common stockholders’ equity. We pay our Adviser an incentive fee with respect to our pre-incentive fee FFO in each calendar quarter as follows:

 

   

no incentive fee in any calendar quarter in which our pre-incentive fee FFO does not exceed the hurdle rate of 1.75% (7% annualized);

 

   

100% of the amount of the pre-incentive fee FFO that exceeds the hurdle rate, but is less than 2.1875% in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized); and

 

   

20% of the amount of our pre-incentive fee FFO that exceeds 2.1875% in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized).

Quarterly Incentive Fee Based on FFO

Pre-incentive fee FFO

(expressed as a percentage of total common stockholders’ equity)

 

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Percentage of pre-incentive fee FFO allocated to the incentive fee

The incentive fee may be reduced because of a covenant which exists in our Line of Credit agreement which limits distributions to our stockholders to 95% of FFO with acquisition-related costs that are required to be expensed under Accounting Standards Codification, or ASC 805, Business Combinations, added back to FFO. In order to comply with this covenant, our Board of Directors accepted our Adviser’s offer to unconditionally, irrevocably and voluntarily waive on a quarterly basis a portion of the incentive fee for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, which allowed us to maintain the current level of distributions to our stockholders. These waived fees may not be recouped by our Adviser in the future. Our Adviser has indicated that it intends to continue to waive all or a portion of the incentive fee in order to support the current level of distributions to our stockholders; however, our Adviser is not required to issue any such waiver, either in whole or in part.

 

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Administration Agreement

Pursuant to the Administration Agreement, we pay for our allocable portion of our Administrator’s overhead expenses incurred while performing its obligations to us, including, but not limited to, rent and the salaries and benefits expenses of our personnel, including our chief financial officer and treasurer, chief compliance officer, internal counsel, investor relations department and their respective staffs. Our allocable portion of expenses is generally derived by multiplying our Administrator’s total expenses by the percentage of our total assets at the beginning of each quarter in comparison to the total assets of all companies managed by our Adviser under similar agreements.

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of our financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP, requires management to make judgments that are subjective in nature in order to make certain estimates and assumptions. Our Adviser relies on its experience, collects historical and current market data and analyzes this information in order to arrive at what it believes to be reasonable estimates. Under different conditions or assumptions, materially different amounts could be reported related to the accounting policies described below. In addition, application of these accounting policies involves the exercise of judgment regarding the use of assumptions as to future uncertainties, and as a result, actual results could materially differ from these estimates. A summary of all of our significant accounting policies is provided in Note 1 to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q. Below is a summary of accounting polices involving estimates and assumptions that require complex, subjective or significant judgments in their application and that materially affect our results of operations.

 

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Allocation of Purchase Price

When we acquire real estate, we allocate the purchase price to (i) the acquired tangible assets and liabilities, consisting of land, building, tenant improvements, long-term debt and (ii) the identified intangible assets and liabilities, consisting of the value of above-market and below-market leases, in-place leases, unamortized lease origination costs, tenant relationships and capital lease obligations, based in each case on their fair values. All expenses related to the acquisition are expensed as incurred, rather than capitalized into the cost of the acquisition as had been required by the previous accounting.

Management’s estimates of value are made using methods similar to those used by independent appraisers (e.g., discounted cash flow analysis). Factors considered by management in its analysis include an estimate of carrying costs during hypothetical expected lease-up periods, considering current market conditions and costs to execute similar leases. We also consider information obtained about each property as a result of our pre-acquisition due diligence, marketing and leasing activities in estimating the fair value of the tangible and intangible assets and liabilities acquired. In estimating carrying costs, management also includes real estate taxes, insurance and other operating expenses and estimates of lost rentals at market rates during the hypothetical expected lease-up periods, which primarily range from 9 to 18 months, depending on specific local market conditions. Management also estimates costs to execute similar leases, including leasing commissions, legal and other related expenses to the extent that such costs are not already incurred in connection with a new lease origination as part of the transaction. Management also considers the nature and extent of our existing business relationships with the tenant, growth prospects for developing new business with the tenant, the tenant’s credit quality and management’s expectations of lease renewals (including those existing under the terms of the lease agreement), among other factors. A change in any of the assumptions above, which are very subjective, could have a material impact on our results of operations.

The allocation of the purchase price directly affects the following in our condensed consolidated financial statements:

 

   

The amount of purchase price allocated to the various tangible and intangible assets on our balance sheet;

 

   

The amounts allocated to the value of above-market and below-market lease values are amortized to rental income over the remaining non-cancelable terms of the respective leases. The amounts allocated to all other tangible and intangible assets are amortized to depreciation or amortization expense. Thus, depending on the amounts allocated between land and other depreciable assets, changes in the purchase price allocation among our assets could have a material impact on our FFO, a metric which is used by many REIT investors to evaluate our operating performance; and

 

   

The period of time over which tangible and intangible assets are depreciated varies greatly, and thus, changes in the amounts allocated to these assets will have a direct impact on our results of operations. Intangible assets are generally amortized over the respective life of the leases, which normally range from 10 to 15 years. Also, we depreciate our buildings over 39 years, but do not depreciate our land. These differences in timing could have a material impact on our results of operations.

Asset Impairment Evaluation

We periodically review the carrying value of each property to determine if circumstances that indicate impairment in the carrying value of the investment exist or that depreciation periods should be modified. In determining if impairment exists, management considers such factors as our tenants’ payment histories, the financial condition of our tenants, including calculating the current leverage ratios of tenants, the likelihood of lease renewal, business conditions in the industries in which our tenants operate and whether the carrying value of our real estate has decreased. If any of the factors above support the possibility of impairment, we prepare a projection of the undiscounted future cash flows, without interest charges, of the specific property and determine if the carrying amount of such property is recoverable. In preparing the projection of undiscounted future cash flows, we estimate the holding periods of the properties and cap rates using information that we obtain from market comparability studies and other comparable sources. If impairment were indicated, the carrying value of the property would be written down to its estimated fair value based on

 

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our best estimate of the property’s discounted future cash flows using assumptions from market participants. Any material changes to the estimates and assumptions used in this analysis could have a significant impact on our results of operations, as the changes would impact our determination of whether impairment is deemed to have occurred and the amount of impairment loss that we would recognize.

Using the methodology discussed above and in light of the current economic conditions discussed above in “ Overview Business Environment ,” we evaluated our entire portfolio as of September 30, 2012 for any impairment indicators and performed an impairment analysis on those select properties that had an indication of impairment. As a result of this analysis, we concluded that none of our properties were impaired and we will continue to monitor our portfolio for any indicators of impairment.

Results of Operations

The weighted-average yield on our total portfolio, taking into account vacant properties, was 9.3% as of September 30, 2012. If all properties in the portfolio were fully occupied, the weighted-average yield would have been 9.5%, assuming returns on our vacant buildings remained consistent, as of September 30, 2012. The weighted-average yield on our portfolio is calculated by taking the annualized straight-line rents, reflected as rental income on our condensed consolidated statements of operations, of each acquisition as a percentage of the acquisition. The weighted-average yield does not account for the interest expense incurred on the mortgages placed on our properties.

 

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A comparison of our operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 is below :

 

     For the three months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011     $ Change     % Change  
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Operating revenues

        

Rental income

   $ 12,878      $ 11,085      $ 1,793        16

Tenant recovery revenue

     92        88        4        5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating revenues

     12,970        11,173        1,797        16
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses

        

Depreciation and amortization

     4,276        3,629        647        18

Property operating expenses

     345        251        94        37

Due diligence expense

     117        201        (84     -42

Base management fee

     355        430        (75     -17

Incentive fee

     927        877        50        6

Administration fee

     272        242        30        12

General and administrative

     343        381        (38     -10
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses before credit from Adviser

     6,635        6,011        624        10
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Credit to incentive fee

     (535     (828     293        -35
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     6,100        5,183        917        18
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

        

Interest expense

     (5,229     (4,251     978        23

Distributions attributable to mandatorily redeemable preferred stock

     (686     —          686        NM   

Other income

     37        9        28        NM   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other expense

     (5,878     (4,242     (1,636     39
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     992        1,748        (756     -43
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Distributions attributable to preferred stock

     (1,023     (1,023     —          0

Distributions attributable to senior common stock

     (30     (16     (14     88
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders

   $ (61   $ 709      $ (770     -109
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders per weighted average share of common stock - diluted

   $ (0.01   $ 0.07      $ (0.07     -111
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

FFO available to common stockholders

   $ 4,215      $ 4,338      $ (123     -3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted FFO per weighted average share of common stock

   $ 0.38      $ 0.39      $ (0.01     -3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

NM = Not meaningful

 

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     For the nine months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011     $ Change     % Change  
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Operating revenues

        

Rental income

   $ 37,214      $ 32,249      $ 4,965        15

Tenant recovery revenue

     264        259        5        2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating revenues

     37,478        32,508        4,970        15
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses

        

Depreciation and amortization

     12,172        10,473        1,699        16

Property operating expenses

     1,031        750        281        37

Due diligence expense

     805        194        611        NM   

Base management fee

     1,120        1,217        (97     -8

Incentive fee

     2,614        2,549        65        3

Administration fee

     846        759        87        11

General and administrative

     1,130        1,193        (63     -5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses before credit from Adviser

     19,718        17,135        2,583        15
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Credit to incentive fee

     (1,794     (1,759     35        2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     17,924        15,376        2,548        17
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

        

Interest expense

     (14,687     (12,607     2,080        16

Distributions attributable to mandatorily redeemable preferred stock

     (1,829     —          1,829        NM   

Other income

     109        73        36        49
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other expense

     (16,407     (12,534     (3,873     31
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     3,147        4,598        (1,451     -32
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Distributions attributable to preferred stock

     (3,070     (3,070     —          0

Distributions attributable to senior common stock

     (71     (46     25        54
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders

   $ 6      $ 1,482      $ (1,476     -100
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders per weighted average share of common stock - diluted

     0.00      $ 0.15      $ (0.15     -100
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

FFO available to common stockholders

   $ 12,178      $ 11,955      $ 223        2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted FFO per weighted average share of common stock

   $ 1.10      $ 1.19      $ (0.09     -8
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

NM = Not meaningful

Operating Revenues

Rental income increased for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, because of the 11 properties acquired subsequent to September 30, 2011.

Tenant recovery revenue remained relatively flat for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. There was an increase in insurance premiums from 2011, resulting in increased reimbursements from our tenants; however, this was partially offset by a decrease in franchise taxes owed in certain states that are reimbursable by our tenants.

Operating Expenses

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, because of the 11 properties acquired subsequent to September 30, 2011.

Property operating expenses consist of franchise taxes, management fees, insurance, ground lease payments and overhead expenses paid on behalf of certain of our properties. Property operating expenses increased for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, primarily because of ground lease payments we are responsible for paying at two of our properties acquired subsequent to September 30, 2011.

Due diligence expense primarily consists of legal fees and fees incurred for third-party reports prepared in connection with potential acquisitions and our due diligence analyses related thereto. Due diligence expense decreased for the three months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three months ended September 30,

 

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2011, as a result of lower costs incurred during the three months in 2012 related to new and potential property acquisitions. Due diligence expense increased for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2011, as a result of costs incurred related to the six properties acquired during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 coupled with costs incurred for other potential acquisitions, partially offset by an out of period adjustment of $250,000 recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2011, related to the acquisition of the property in Orange City, Iowa in December 2010. See Note 1 to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q for further information regarding the out of period adjustment.

The base management fee decreased for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, due to a decrease in total common stockholders’ equity, the main component of the calculation. The calculation of the base management fee is described in detail above under “Advisory and Administration Agreements.”

The incentive fee increased for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, because of an increase in pre-incentive fee FFO. The increase in pre-incentive fee FFO was due to an increase in rental revenues from the 11 acquisitions made over the past twelve months, which was partially offset by an increase in property operating, due diligence and interest expense during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011.

The incentive fee credit decreased for the three months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2011, because of the increase in the amount of pre-incentive fee FFO for the three months ended September 30, 2012, which resulted in a smaller portion of the incentive fee required to be credited. The incentive fee credit increased for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2011, because of the increase in the amount of common stock dividends paid during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, which resulted in a larger portion of the incentive fee required to be credited, partially offset by an increase in pre-incentive fee FFO. The calculation of the incentive fee is described in detail above within “Advisory and Administration Agreements.”

The administration fee increased for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, primarily as a result of an increase in the amount of the total expenses our Administrator incurred during the periods. The calculation of the administration fee is described in detail above within “ Advisory and Administration Agreements.”

General and administrative expenses decreased for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, primarily due to lower dues and subscriptions for industry guides incurred during 2012 than 2011.

Other Income and Expense

Interest expense increased for the both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. This increase was primarily a result of interest on the $57.2 million of mortgage debt assumed and issued during the last 12 months, partially offset by reduced interest expense on our long-term financings from amortizing principal payments made during the last 12 months.

 

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Other income increased during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, because of an easement payment and a bankruptcy settlement from a former tenant received in 2012 related to our property located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. However, this was partially offset by lower interest income on employee loans during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. This decrease was a result of principal repayments made by employees of our Advisor over the past 12 months.

Net Income Available to Common Stockholders

Net income available to common stockholders decreased for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, primarily because of increased interest expense and increased distributions to our preferred stockholders from the issuance of our Term Preferred Stock, partially offset by an increase in rental income earned from the 11 properties acquired subsequent to September 30, 2011.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Overview

Our sources of liquidity include cash flows from operations, cash and cash equivalents, borrowings under our Line of Credit, obtaining mortgages on our unencumbered properties and issuing additional equity securities. Our available liquidity at September 30, 2012, was $23.1 million, including $14.8 million in cash and cash equivalents and an available borrowing capacity of $8.3 million under our Line of Credit. We used $13.1 million of our available liquidity on October 1, 2012 to re-finance one of our mortgages, described in detail above under “Recent Developments - Debt.”

Future Capital Needs

We actively seek conservative investments that are likely to produce income to pay distributions to our stockholders. We intend to use the proceeds received from future equity raised and debt capital borrowed to continue to invest in industrial, commercial and retail real property, make mortgage loans, or pay down outstanding borrowings under our Line of Credit. Accordingly, to ensure that we are able to effectively execute our business strategy, we routinely review our liquidity requirements and continually evaluate all potential sources of liquidity. Our short-term liquidity needs include proceeds necessary to fund our distributions to stockholders, pay the debt service costs on our existing long-term mortgages, and fund our current operating costs. Our long-term liquidity needs include proceeds necessary to grow and maintain our portfolio of investments.

We believe that our available liquidity is sufficient to fund our distributions to stockholders, pay the debt service costs on our existing long-term mortgages and fund our current operating costs in the near term. We further believe that our cash flow from operations coupled with the financing capital available to us in the future are sufficient to fund our long-term liquidity needs. Additionally, to satisfy either our short-term or long-term obligations, or both, we may require credits to our management fees that are issued from our Adviser, although our Adviser is under no obligation to provide any such credits, either in whole or in part.

Equity Capital

We have raised, net of offering costs, $37.0 million of common equity during 2011. We also raised $36.7 million of preferred equity, net of offering costs, in February 2012. We used these proceeds to repay a portion of the outstanding balance of the Line of Credit, to acquire additional properties and the remainder for general corporate and working capital needs.

Currently, we have the ability to raise up to $217.5 million of additional equity capital through the sale of securities that are registered under our universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3, or the Universal Shelf, in one or more future public offerings. Of the $217.5 million of available capacity under our Universal Shelf, $21.6 million of common stock is reserved for additional sales under our Open Market Sale Agreement, which we recently extended through November 2014, and $51.3 million is reserved for sales of our senior common stock.

 

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Debt Capital

As of September 30, 2012, we had 28 fixed-rate mortgage notes payable in the aggregate principal amount of $337.9 million, collateralized by a total of 69 properties with terms at issuance ranging from 2 years to 25 years. The weighted-average interest rate on the mortgage notes payable as of September 30, 2012 was 5.65%.

Generally, banks are recommencing their lending practices and the CMBS market is returning, see the discussion in “ Overview – Business Environment ” above. Specifically, we continue to see banks and other non-bank lenders willing to issue 10 -year mortgages. Consequently, we are focused on obtaining mortgages through regional banks, non-bank lenders and CMBS.

We have mortgage debt in the aggregate principal amount of $1.4 million payable during the remainder of 2012 and $14.2 million payable during 2013. The 2012 principal amount payable does not include the $45.2 million balloon principal maturing that was repaid in full on October 1, 2012. The mortgage payments due in 2012 are solely comprised of debt amortization payments. We have no balloon principal payments due under any of our other mortgage loans until 2013 and these are not due until the fourth quarter of 2013; however, we are initiating conversations with lenders in advance of these maturities and anticipate being able to extend the maturity dates or refinance with new lenders. We intend to pay the 2012 debt amortization payments from operating cash flow and borrowings under our Line of Credit.

Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, was $18.6 million, as compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $14.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. This increase was primarily a result of rental income received from the 11 properties acquired subsequent to September 30, 2011, partially offset by $1.5 million of leasing commissions paid for renewing existing leases. The majority of cash from operating activities is generated from the rental payments that we receive from our tenants. We utilize this cash to fund our property-level operating expenses and use the excess cash primarily for debt and interest payments on our mortgage notes payable, interest payments on our Line of Credit, distributions to our stockholders, management fees to our Adviser, and other entity-level expenses.

Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, was $55.6 million, which primarily consisted of the acquisition of six properties during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, coupled with tenant improvements performed at certain of our properties and net payments to our lenders for reserves, as compared to net cash used in investing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2011, of $18.4 million, which primarily consisted of the acquisition of two properties, coupled with tenant improvements performed at certain of our properties and net payments to our lenders for reserves.

Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, was $48.4 million, which primarily consisted of proceeds from the sale of our Term Preferred Stock and proceeds from the issuance of mortgage notes payable, partially offset by distributions paid to our stockholders, principal repayments on mortgage notes payable and net repayments on our Line of Credit. Net cash used in financing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, was $0.7 million, which primarily consisted of distributions paid to our stockholders, principal repayments on mortgage notes payable and net repayments on our Line of Credit, partially offset by proceeds from the sale of common stock.

 

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Line of Credit

In December 2010, we procured a $50.0 million Line of Credit maturing on December 28, 2013, with Capital One, N.A. serving as a revolving lender, a letter of credit issuer and as an administrative agent and Branch Banking and Trust Company serving as a revolving lender and letter of credit issuer. The Line of Credit originally provided for a senior secured revolving credit facility of up to $50.0 million, with a standby letter of credit sublimit of up to $20.0 million. In January 2012, the Line of Credit was expanded to $75.0 million and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania was added as a revolving lender and letter of credit issuer. Currently, seven of our properties are pledged as collateral under our Line of Credit. The interest rate per annum applicable to the Line of Credit is equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, plus an applicable margin of up to 3.00% depending upon our leverage. Our leverage ratio used in determining the applicable margin for interest on the Line of Credit is recalculated quarterly. We are subject to an annual maintenance fee of 0.25% per year. Our ability to access this source of financing is subject to our continued ability to meet customary lending requirements such as compliance with financial and operating covenants and our meeting certain lending limits. One such covenant requires us to limit distributions to our stockholders to 95% of our FFO, with acquisition-related costs required to be expensed under ASC 805 added back to FFO for covenant purposes. In addition, the maximum amount that we may draw under this agreement is based on a percentage of the value of properties pledged as collateral to the banks, which must meet agreed upon eligibility standards.

When we are able to procure mortgages for these pledged properties, the banks will release the properties from the Line of Credit and reduce the availability under the Line of Credit by the advanced amount of the released property. Conversely, as we purchase new properties meeting the eligibility standards, we may pledge these new properties to obtain additional advances under the Line of Credit. Our availability under the Line of Credit will also be reduced by letters of credit used in the ordinary course of business. We may use the advances under the Line of Credit for both general corporate purposes and the acquisition of new investments.

Currently, there is $5.5 million outstanding under the Line of Credit at an interest rate of approximately 3.0% and $6.1 million outstanding under letters of credit at a weighted average interest rate of 3.0%. As of today, the remaining borrowing capacity available under the Line of Credit is $25.8 million. Our ability to increase the availability under our Line of Credit is dependent upon our pledging additional properties as collateral. Traditionally, we have pledged new properties to the Line of Credit as we arrange for long-term mortgages for these pledged properties. Currently, only 10 of our properties do not have long-term mortgages, and 8 of those are pledged as collateral under our Line of Credit. Accordingly, we have only 2 properties which are unencumbered. We were in compliance with all covenants under the Line of Credit as of September 30, 2012.

Contractual Obligations

The following table reflects our material contractual obligations as of September 30, 2012:

 

     Payments Due by Period (Dollars in Thousands)  

Contractual Obligations

   Total      Less than 1 Year     1-3 Years      3-5 Years      More than 5 Years  

Debt Obligations (1)

   $ 381,863       $ 50,857 (4)     $ 72,769       $ 170,124       $ 88,113   

Interest on Debt Obligations (2)

     95,216         20,237        36,724         21,631         16,624   

Operating Lease Obligations (3)

     7,505         413        825         826         5,441   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 484,584       $ 71,507      $ 110,318       $ 192,581       $ 110,178   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) Debt obligations represent borrowings under our Line of Credit, which represents $5.5 million of the debt obligation due in 2013, mortgage notes payable that were outstanding as of September 30, 2012 and amounts due under our Term Preferred Stock.
(2) Interest on debt obligations includes estimated interest on our borrowings under our Line of Credit, mortgage notes payable and interest due under our Term Preferred Stock. The balance and interest rate on our Line of Credit is variable; thus, the amount of interest calculated for purposes of this table was based upon rates and balances as of September 30, 2012.
(3) Operating lease obligations represent the ground lease payments due on our Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Springfield, Missouri properties.
(4) The $45.2 million mortgage note was repaid on October 1, 2012. Please see Note 9: Subsequent Events.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2012.

Funds from Operations

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, developed FFO as a relative non-GAAP supplemental measure of operating performance of an equity REIT, in order to recognize that income-producing real estate historically has not depreciated on the same basis determined under GAAP. FFO, as defined by NAREIT, is net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains or losses from sales of property and impairment losses on property, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.

FFO does not represent cash flows from operating activities in accordance with GAAP, which, unlike FFO, generally reflects all cash effects of transactions and other events in the determination of net income and should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indication of our performance or to cash flows from operations as a measure of liquidity or ability to make distributions. Comparison of FFO, using the NAREIT definition, to similarly titled measures for other REITs may not necessarily be meaningful due to possible differences in the application of the NAREIT definition used by such REITs.

FFO available to common stockholders is FFO adjusted to subtract distributions made to holders of preferred and senior common stock. We believe that net income available to common stockholders is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to FFO available to common stockholders.

Basic funds from operations per share, or Basic FFO per share, and diluted funds from operations per share, or Diluted FFO per share, is FFO available to common stockholders divided by the number of weighted average shares of common stock outstanding and FFO available to common stockholders divided by the number of weighted average shares of common stock outstanding on a diluted basis, respectively, during a period. We believe that FFO available to common stockholders, Basic FFO per share and Diluted FFO per share are useful to investors because they provide investors with a further context for evaluating our FFO results in the same manner that investors use net income and earnings per share, or EPS, in evaluating net income available to common stockholders. In addition, because most REITs provide FFO available to common stockholders, Basic FFO and Diluted FFO per share information to the investment community, we believe these are useful supplemental measures when comparing us to other REITs. We believe that net income is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to FFO, Basic EPS is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to Basic FFO per share, and that diluted EPS is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to Diluted FFO per share.

The following table provides a reconciliation of our FFO for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net income, and a computation of basic and diluted FFO per weighted average share of common stock:

 

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     For the three months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011  
     (Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)  

Net income

   $ 992      $ 1,748   

Less: Distributions attributable to preferred and senior common stock

     (1,053     (1,039
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders

     (61     709   

Add: Real estate depreciation and amortization

     4,276        3,629   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

FFO available to common stockholders

   $ 4,215      $ 4,338   

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

     10,945        10,936   

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

     11,039        10,988   

Basic FFO per weighted average share of common stock

   $ 0.39      $ 0.40   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted FFO per weighted average share of common stock

   $ 0.38      $ 0.39   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Distributions declared per share of common stock

   $ 0.375      $ 0.375   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     For the nine months ended September 30,  
     2012     2011  
     (Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)  

Net income

   $ 3,147      $ 4,598   

Less: Distributions attributable to preferred and senior common stock

     (3,141     (3,116
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss) income available to common stockholders

     6        1,482   

Add: Real estate depreciation and amortization

     12,172        10,473   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

FFO available to common stockholders

   $ 12,178      $ 11,955   

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

     10,945        9,998   

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

     11,023        10,050   

Basic FFO per weighted average share of common stock

   $ 1.11      $ 1.20   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted FFO per weighted average share of common stock

   $ 1.10      $ 1.19   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Distributions declared per share of common stock

   $ 1.125      $ 1.125   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Market risk includes risks that arise from changes in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices, equity prices and other market changes that affect market sensitive instruments. The primary risk that we believe we are and will be exposed to is interest rate risk. 4 of our 62 leases contain escalations based on market indices, and the interest rate on our existing Line of Credit is variable. Although we seek to mitigate this risk by structuring such provisions of our loans and leases to contain a minimum interest rate or escalation rate, as applicable, these features do not eliminate this risk. We have not entered into any derivative contracts to attempt to further manage our exposure to interest rate fluctuations.

To illustrate the potential impact of changes in interest rates on our net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, we have performed the following analysis, which assumes that our balance sheet remains constant and that no further actions beyond a minimum interest rate or escalation rate are taken to alter our existing interest rate sensitivity.

We analyzed the impact of a 1%, 2% and 3% increase in the one -month LIBOR for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012. The following table summarizes the impact of a 1%, 2% and 3% increase in the one month LIBOR for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. As of September 30, 2012, our effective average LIBOR was 0.25%; thus, a 1% decrease could not occur.

 

     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Interest Rate Change

   Increase to Rental
Income
     Increase to Interest
Expense
     Net Decrease to
Net Income
 

1% Increase to LIBOR

   $  —         $ 43         $ (43

2% Increase to LIBOR

     —           85         (85

3% Increase to LIBOR

     —           128         (128

As of September 30, 2012, the fair value of our fixed rate mortgage debt outstanding was $348.5 million. Interest rate fluctuations may affect the fair value of our fixed rate debt instruments. If interest rates on our fixed rate debt instruments, using rates at September 30, 2012, had been one percentage point higher or lower, the fair value of those debt instruments on that date would have decreased or increased by $11.5 million and $13.3 million, respectively.

In the future, we may be exposed to additional effects of interest rate changes, primarily as a result of our Line of Credit or long-term mortgage debt, which we use to maintain liquidity and fund expansion of our real estate investment portfolio and operations. Our interest rate risk management objectives are to limit the impact of interest rate changes on earnings and cash flows and to lower overall borrowing costs. To achieve these objectives, we will borrow primarily at fixed rates or variable rates with the lowest margins available and, in some cases, with the ability to convert variable rates to fixed rates. We may also enter into derivative financial instruments such as interest rate swaps and caps in order to mitigate the interest rate risk on a related financial instrument. We will not enter into derivative or interest rate transactions for speculative purposes.

In addition to changes in interest rates, the value of our real estate is subject to fluctuations based on changes in local and regional economic conditions and changes in the creditworthiness of lessees and borrowers, all of which may affect our ability to refinance debt, if necessary.

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

As of September 30, 2012, our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer and treasurer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)). Based on that evaluation, management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2012, in providing a reasonable level of assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in applicable SEC rules and forms, including providing a reasonable level of assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in such reports is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and our chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. However, in evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated can provide only reasonable assurance of necessarily achieving the desired control objectives, and management was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

b) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2012, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

Neither we nor any of our subsidiaries are currently subject to any material legal proceedings, nor, to our knowledge, is any material legal proceeding threatened against us or our subsidiaries.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

Our business is subject to certain risks and events that, if they occur, could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations and the trading price of our securities. For a discussion of these risks, please refer to the section captioned “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2012.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Not applicable.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

Not applicable.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Exhibit Description

    3.1

   Articles of Restatement, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form 10-Q (File No. 001-33097), filed April 30, 2012.

    3.2

   Bylaws of the Registrant, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-11 (File No. 333-106024), filed June 11, 2003.

    3.2.1

   First Amendment to Bylaws of the Registrant, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, (File No. 001-33097) filed July 10, 2007.

    4.1

   Form of Certificate for Common Stock of the Registrant, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-11 (File No. 333-106024), filed August 8, 2003.

    4.2

   Form of Certificate for 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock of the Registrant, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Form 8-A12G (File No. 000-50363), filed January 19, 2006.

    4.3

   Form of Certificate for 7.50% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock of the Registrant, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Registrant’s Form 8-A12B (File No. 001-33097), filed October 19, 2006.

    4.4

   Form of Certificate for 7.125% Series C Cumulative Term Preferred Stock of Gladstone the Registrant, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-A12B (File No. 001-33097), filed January 31, 2012.

  10.1

   Loan Agreement between NH10 CUMMING GA LLC, D08 MARIETTA OH LLC, MPI06 MASON OH LLC, SRFF08 READING PA, L.P., RPT08 PINEVILLE NC, L.P., IPA12 ASHBURN VA SPE LLC, and FTCHI07 GRAND RAPIDS MI LLC and KeyBank National Association, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33097), filed October 3, 2012.

  10.2

   Promissory Note in favor of KeyBank National Association, dated as of October 1, 2012 (File No. 001-33097), incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33097), filed October 3, 2012.

  10.3

   Guaranty Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2012 by the Registrant (File No. 001-33097), incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33097), filed October 3, 2012.

  11

   Computation of Per Share Earnings from Operations (included in the notes to the unaudited financial statements contained in this Report).

  12

   Statements re: computation of ratios (filed herewith).

  31.1

   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith).

  31.2

   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith).

 

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  32.1

   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished herewith).

  32.2

   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished herewith).

101.INS***

   XBRL Instance Document

101.SCH***

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL***

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.LAB***

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE***

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

101.DEF***

   XBRL Definition Linkbase

 

*** The following financial information of the Registrant is included for the three months ended September 30, 2012, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited), (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited), (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) and (iv) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).

Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the Interactive Data Files on Exhibit 101 hereto are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Gladstone Commercial Corporation
Date: November 1, 2012   By:  

/s/ Danielle Jones

    Danielle Jones
    Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Date: November 1, 2012   By:  

/s/ David Gladstone

    David Gladstone
   

Chief Executive Officer and

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

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Exhibit 12

Statements re: computation of ratios

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Ratios)

 

     For the nine months
ended September 30,
2012
    For the year ended December 31,  
       2011     2010     2009     2008     2007  

Net income from continuing operations

   $ 3,147      $ 5,714      $ 4,928      $ 4,400      $ 4,873      $ 5,958   

Add: fixed charges and preferred and senior common distributions

     19,667        21,247        21,191        22,001        20,964        15,670   

Less: preferred and senior common distributions

     (3,141     (4,156     (4,114     (4,094     (4,094     (4,094
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings

   $ 19,673      $ 22,805      $ 22,005      $ 22,307      $ 21,743      $ 17,534   

Fixed charges and preferred and senior common distributions:

            

Interest expense (1)

     15,412        16,158        16,031        16,399        15,575        10,847   

Amortization of deferred financing fees

     1,103        918        1,031        1,496        1,284        717   

Estimated interest component of rent

     11        15        15        12        11        12   

Preferred and senior common distributions

     3,141        4,156        4,114        4,094        4,094        4,094   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total fixed charges and preferred and senior common distributions

   $ 19,667      $ 21,247      $ 21,191      $ 22,001      $ 20,964      $ 15,670   

Ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred distributions

     1.0        1.1        1.0        1.0        1.0        1.1   

 

(1)

Interest expense includes dividends paid on our mandatorily redeemable term preferred stock.

The calculation of the ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred distributions is above. “Earnings” consist of net income from continuing operations before fixed charges. “Fixed charges” consist of interest expense, amortization of deferred financing fees and the portion of operating lease expense that represents interest. The portion of operating lease expense that represents interest is calculated by dividing the amount of rent expense, allocated to us by our Adviser as part of the administration fee payable under the Advisory Agreement, by three.

Exhibit 31.1

CERTIFICATION

Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

I, David Gladstone, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Gladstone Commercial Corporation;

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a–15(f) and 15d–15(f)) for the registrant and have:

a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: November 1, 2012

 

/s/ David Gladstone

David Gladstone
Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Exhibit 31.2

CERTIFICATION

Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

I, Danielle Jones, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Gladstone Commercial Corporation;

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a–15(f) and 15d–15(f)) for the registrant and have:

a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: November 1, 2012

 

/s/ Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones

Chief Financial Officer and

Treasurer

Exhibit 32.1

CERTIFICATION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE

SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

The undersigned, the Chief Executive Officer of Gladstone Commercial Corporation (the “Company”), hereby certifies on the date hereof, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2012 (“Form 10-Q”), filed concurrently herewith by the Company, fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that the information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

Dated: November 1, 2012

 

/s/ David Gladstone

David Gladstone
Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 32.2

CERTIFICATION OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE

SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

The undersigned, the Chief Financial Officer of Gladstone Commercial Corporation (the “Company”), hereby certifies on the date hereof, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2012 (“Form 10-Q”), filed concurrently herewith by the Company, fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that the information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

Dated: November 1, 2012

 

/s/ Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones
Chief Financial Officer