Optibase Ltd. Announces First Quarter Results
Optibase Ltd. (NASDAQ:OBAS) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
Revenues from fixed income real estate totaled $3.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to revenues of $3.5 million for the first quarter of 2014.
Net Loss attributable to Optibase Ltd shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was ($139,000) or ($0.03) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net income of $214,000 or $0.04 per basic and diluted share for the first quarter of 2014.
Weighted average shares outstanding used in the calculation for the periods were approximately 5.1 million basic and diluted shares for each period.
As of March 31, 2015, we had cash, cash equivalents and other financial investments, net, of $22.3 million, and shareholders’ equity of $78.7 million, compared with $22.9 million, and $77.1 million, respectively, as of December 31, 2014.
The results for the first quarter of 2015 include acquisition related costs of $364,000 incurred by acquisition of retail portfolio of 27 commercial properties in, Germany. For further details please see our announcement dated December 19, 2014.
Amir Philips, Chief Executive Officer of Optibase, commented on the first quarter results; “During the first quarter we continued operating our real estate portfolio and were able to lower our operating costs. Acquisition related expenses, attributed to a new transaction in Germany, have affected the quarter results, resulting in a net loss which does not reflect our ongoing operating stability. Overall we believe our operating fundamentals remain stable and we expect the completion of our acquisition in Germany by the end of the second quarter while at the same time we continue looking for additional opportunities to further expand our real estate portfolio.”
Optibase invests in the fixed-income real estate field and currently holds properties in Switzerland and in Miami, Texas and Philadelphia, USA and is currently looking for additional real estate investment opportunities. Optibase was previously engaged in the field of digital video technologies until the sale of its video solutions business to Optibase Technologies Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of VITEC Multimedia (“Vitec”) in July 2010. For further information, please visit www.optibase-holdings.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our marketing and operations plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management’s current expectations which involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, difficulties in finding suitable real-estate properties for investment, availability of financing for the acquisition of real-estate, difficulties in leasing of real-estate properties, insolvency of tenants, difficulties in the disposition of real-estate projects, risk relating to collaborative arrangements with our partners relating to our real-estate properties, risks relating to the full consummation of the transaction for the sale of our video solutions business, general economic conditions and other risk factors. For a more detailed discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements in this press release, please refer to Optibase’s most recent annual report on Form 20-F. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
For the Period Ended March 31, 2015
|Three months ended|
|March 31||March 31|
|Fixed income real estate rent||3,305||3,546|
|Cost and expenses:|
|Cost of real estate operation||625||703|
|Real estate depreciation and amortization||856||1,040|
|General and administrative||396||469|
|Acquisition related costs||364||–|
|Total cost and expenses||2,241||2,212|
|Equity share in losses of associates, net||(33||)||(46||)|
|Financial expenses, net||(349||)||(311||)|
Income before taxes on income
|Taxes on income||(379||)||(362||)|
|Net income attributable to non-controlling interests||537||510|
|Net income (Loss) attributable to Optibase LTD||(139||)||214|
|Net income (Loss) per share :|
|Basic and Diluted||$||(0.03||)||$||0.04|
|Number of shares used in computing Earnings per share|
Amounts in thousands
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
| March 31,
| December 31,
|Cash and cash equivalents||22,319||22,902|
|Other accounts receivables and prepaid expenses||1,942||1,396|
|Total current assets||24,561||24,584|
|Long term deposit||52||54|
|Investments in companies and associates||7,520||7,553|
|Long term investments||7,572||7,607|
|Real Estate Property, net||189,466||185,204|
|Other assets, net||572||609|
|Total property equipment and other assets||190,038||185,813|
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
|Current maturities of long term loans||2,463||2,401|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||4,876||4,991|
|Other short term liabilities||404||539|
|Total liabilities attributed to discontinued operations||2,139||2,153|
|Total current liabilities||9,882||10,084|
|Long term liabilities:|
|Deferred tax liabilities||14,601||14,237|
|Land lease liability, net||6,671||6,528|
|Long term loans, net of current maturities||112,328||110,080|
|Total long term liabilities||133,600||130,845|
|Total shareholders’ equity of Optibase Ltd||58,012||57,439|
|Total shareholders’ equity||78,689||77,075|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||222,171||218,004|
|Amounts in thousands|
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