|ACADIA REALTY TRUST filed this Form 10-Q on 04/25/2019|
ACADIA REALTY TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
In 1999 the Operating Partnership issued 1,580 Series A Preferred OP Units in connection with the acquisition of a property, which have a stated value of $1,000 per unit, and are entitled to a preferred quarterly distribution of the greater of (i) $22.50 ( 9% annually) per Series A Preferred OP Unit or (ii) the quarterly distribution attributable to a Series A Preferred OP Unit if such unit was converted into a Common OP Unit. Through March 31, 2019, 1,392 Series A Preferred OP Units were converted into 185,600 Common OP Units and then into Common Shares. The 188 remaining Series A Preferred OP Units are currently convertible into Common OP Units based on the stated value divided by $7.50. Either the Company or the holders can currently call for the conversion of the Series A Preferred OP Units at the lesser of $7.50 or the market price of the Common Shares as of the conversion date.
During 2016, the Operating Partnership issued 442,478 Common OP Units and 141,593 Series C Preferred OP Units to a third party to acquire Gotham Plaza (Note 4). The Series C Preferred OP Units have a value of $100.00 per unit and are entitled to a preferred quarterly distribution of $0.9375 per unit and are convertible into Common OP Units at a rate based on the share price at the time of conversion. If the share price is below $28.80 on the conversion date, each Series C Preferred OP Unit will be convertible into 3.4722 Common OP Units. If the share price is between $28.80 and $35.20 on the conversion date, each Series C Preferred OP Unit will be convertible into a number of Common OP Units equal to $100.00 divided by the closing share price. If the share price is above $35.20 on the conversion date, each Series C Preferred OP Unit will be convertible into 2.8409 Common OP Units. The Series C Preferred OP Units have a mandatory conversion date of December 31, 2025, at which time all units that have not been converted will automatically be converted into Common OP Units based on the same calculations. Through March 31, 2019, 5,000 Series C Preferred OP Units were converted into 17,165 Common OP Units and then into Common Shares.
The Company implemented ASC Topic 842, Leases, effective January 1, 2019 (Note 1). As lessor, there were no accounting adjustments required, however, the presentation of the Company’s lease revenues in 2019 includes amounts previously reported as reimbursed expenses. There was no cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings required upon adoption of the new standard. In addition, the Company began expensing internal leasing costs, which have historically been capitalized.
The Company is engaged in the operation of shopping centers and other retail properties that are either owned or, with respect to certain shopping centers, operated under long-term ground leases (see below) that expire at various dates through June 20, 2066, with renewal options. Space in the shopping centers is leased to tenants pursuant to agreements that provide for terms ranging generally from one month to sixty years and generally provide for additional rents based on certain operating expenses as well as tenants’ sales volumes. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company earned $13.3 million in variable lease revenues, primarily for real estate taxes and common area maintenance charges, which are included in lease revenues in the consolidated statements of income.
As lessee, upon implementation of ASC Topic 842, the Company recorded right-of-use assets and corresponding lease liabilities of $11.9 million and $12.8 million, respectively, for nine existing operating leases (for ground, office and equipment leases) and $82.6 million and $76.6 million, respectively, for four finance leases related to ground rentals including an existing capital lease which represented $77.0 million and $71.1 million, respectively, of the total. Three finance leases were recorded post-implementation upon assessment of triggering events whereby the Company’s cumulative leasehold investment made it reasonably certain that the Company would exercise its purchase options.