Open Search Panel
Toggle Menu
<< Back to News
02/24/2011

iStar Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results

 


- Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 was ($67.1) million and $36.3 million, respectively, or ($0.73) and $0.39 per diluted common share, respectively.
- Company recorded $57.7 million of loan loss provisions and impairments for the quarter versus $280.9 million for same period last year. Non-performing loans decreased to $1.4 billion of carrying value from $3.0 billion at the end of prior year.
- During the year, Company retired $3.5 billion of debt obligations and fully retired Fremont A-participation.
- Company ended the year with $504.9 million of cash, up from $224.6 million at the end of prior year.
- As previously announced, Company has engaged J.P. Morgan to arrange up to $3.0 billion in new senior secured credit facilities to refinance existing secured credit facilities maturing in 2011 and 2012.

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI) today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

 

Fourth Quarter 2010 Results

iStar reported net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of ($67.1) million, or ($0.73) per diluted common share, compared to ($159.2) million or ($1.65) per diluted common share for the fourth quarter 2009.

Adjusted earnings (loss) allocable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter was ($38.3) million or ($0.42) per diluted common share, compared with ($141.7) million or ($1.47) per diluted common share for the fourth quarter 2009. Please see the financial tables that follow the text of this press release for a detailed reconciliation of adjusted earnings (loss) to GAAP net income (loss).

Results for the quarter included $57.7 million of provision for loan losses and impairments, a significant decrease from $280.9 million in the fourth quarter 2009. In addition, the Company recorded decreased gains (loss) on early extinguishment of debt in the quarter of ($9.4) million versus $100.4 million for the same period last year.

Net investment income for the fourth quarter was $66.3 million, compared to $78.6 million for the same period last year. The year-over-year decrease is primarily due to lower interest income from a smaller overall asset base, resulting from loan repayments and sales, and performing loans moving to non-performing status. The decrease was partially offset by lower interest expense, owing to debt reductions over the past year. Please see the financial tables that follow the text of this press release for detail regarding the Company's calculation of net investment income.

During the fourth quarter, the Company generated $687.5 million of proceeds from its portfolio, comprised of $316.1 million in principal repayments, $286.1 million from loan sales and $85.3 million from sales of other real estate owned (OREO) assets.

During the quarter, the Company reduced its debt obligations by a total of $1.17 billion using available cash. During the quarter, the Company fully prepaid its $1.00 billion First Priority Credit Facility due June 2012, repaid its 6.0% senior unsecured notes due December 2010 and repurchased $50.6 million par value of its senior unsecured notes. Additionally, the Company funded a total of $75.0 million in new and pre-existing investments.

"We made significant progress during the fourth quarter. The continued strong cash inflows from principal repayments and asset and loan sales allowed the Company to reduce its overall debt and other obligations by $4 billion during the year," said Jay Sugarman, iStar's chairman and chief executive officer. "With a diversified portfolio in excess of $9 billion and, adjusting for general loan loss reserves, a tangible book value of over $13.50 per share, we are entering 2011 on increasingly firm footing."

Fiscal Year 2010 Results

Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2010, was $36.3 million or $0.39 per diluted common share, compared to ($788.6) million or ($7.88) per diluted common share for the year ended December 31, 2009.

Adjusted earnings (loss) allocable to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2010, was ($216.9) million or ($2.33) per diluted common share. This compares to ($688.8) million or ($6.88) per diluted common share for the year ended December 31, 2009.

Results for the year included $353.9 million of provision for loan losses and impairments, a decrease from $1.40 billion in the prior year. The Company also recorded decreased gains on early extinguishment of debt for the year of $108.9 million versus $547.3 million for the same period last year. Additionally, the Company recognized a $250.3 million gain associated with the sale of a portfolio of 32 corporate tenant lease (CTL) assets during the second quarter of 2010. The gains associated with selling CTL assets are excluded from adjusted earnings.

Net investment income for the year was $255.2 million, compared to $310.9 million for the prior year. The year-over-year decrease is primarily due to lower interest income from a smaller overall asset base, resulting from loan repayments and sales, and performing loans moving to non-performing status. The decrease was partially offset by lower interest expense, owing to debt reductions over the past year.

For the year, the Company generated a total of $4.91 billion in proceeds from its portfolio, comprised of $2.27 billion in principal repayments, $707.6 million in loan sales, $460.2 million from sales of OREO assets and $1.47 billion from sales of CTL assets.

These proceeds were used in part to reduce the Company's debt obligations by $3.55 billion and fully retire the remaining $473.3 million A-Participation associated with the acquisition of the Fremont portfolio. Additionally, during the year, the Company funded a total of $630.5 million in new and pre-existing investments.

Capital Markets

During the quarter, the Company fully prepaid its $1.00 billion First Priority Credit Facility due June 2012. Repayment of the First Priority Credit Facility allows the Company to repurchase additional debt and equity securities subject to limitations under the terms of its remaining credit facilities. As previously announced, the Company also redeemed its remaining $312.3 million principal amount of 10% Senior Secured Notes due 2014 subsequent to year end. In connection with this redemption, the Company expects to recognize deferred gains of approximately $109.0 million as a gain on early extinguishment of debt during the first quarter of 2011. The repayments of secured indebtedness gives the Company additional flexibility by reducing the amount of collateral pledged to the secured facilities and notes.

During the quarter, the Company also repaid its 6.0% senior unsecured notes due December 2010. In addition, the Company repurchased $50.6 million par value of its senior unsecured notes, resulting in a gain on early extinguishment of debt of $5.1 million.

The Company has engaged J.P. Morgan to arrange up to $3.00 billion in new senior secured credit facilities, comprised of a $1.50 billion A-1 tranche due June 2013 and a $1.50 billion A-2 tranche due June 2014. The two tranches are expected to have differing interest rates. Amortization payments will be applied first to the A-1 tranche and then to the A-2 tranche. The Company expects that the proceeds from the new credit facilities will be used to refinance the Company's secured bank facilities due to mature in June 2011 and 2012 as well as repay a portion of the Company's unsecured debt maturing in 2011. Outstanding borrowings under the facilities will be collateralized by a first lien on a diversified $3.75 billion collateral pool, comprised primarily of performing loans and CTL assets.

"Having retired $2.5 billion of secured debt over the past year, we are now well positioned to put in place a new senior credit facility," said David DiStaso, iStar's chief financial officer. "Once completed, we plan to continue to reduce outstanding indebtedness and further enhance our balance sheet strength."

The Company cautions that it has not yet received commitments for the new credit facilities and there can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in its efforts to complete the new credit facility or alternative financing to address its near term debt maturities. The failure to consummate the new credit facilities or alternative financing could materially adversely affect the Company and its ability to continue as a going concern.

As of December 31, 2010, the Company had $504.9 million of unrestricted cash versus $1.12 billion at September 30, 2010. The Company's gross leverage was 2.4x at December 31, 2010, essentially unchanged from the prior quarter. After giving effect to specific reserves, the Company's net leverage was 3.8x at the end of the year. Please see the financial tables that follow the text of this press release for calculations of the Company's leverage.

Risk Management

At December 31, 2010, first mortgages, participations in first mortgages, senior loans and corporate tenant lease investments collectively comprised 70.1% of the Company's asset base, versus 73.0% at September 30, 2010. The Company's performing loan portfolio consisted of 63.1% floating rate loans and 36.9% fixed rate loans, with a weighted average maturity of 2.4 years.

At the end of the quarter, the weighted average last dollar loan-to-value ratio for all structured finance assets was 84.5%. The Company's corporate tenant lease assets were 88.9% leased with a weighted average remaining lease term of 12.9 years. At December 31, 2010, the weighted average risk ratings of the Company's structured finance and corporate tenant lease assets were 3.87 and 2.72, respectively. The Company's risk ratings methodology has represented exposure to loss of principal on gross book value of loans. Based on carrying value, which considers net exposure after specific reserves, the weighted average risk ratings of the Company's structured finance assets was 3.41 at December 31, 2010.

As of December 31, 2010, the Company's total loan portfolio had a carrying value of $4.57 billion and a gross book value of $5.39 billion. For the fourth quarter, the Company recorded $54.2 million in loan loss provision versus $78.4 million in the prior quarter. At December 31, 2010, loan loss reserves totaled $814.6 million or 15.1% of total gross book value of loans. This compares to loan loss reserves of $1.02 billion or 16.1% of total gross book value of loans at September 30, 2010. Gross book value in respect of loans represents carrying value, gross of loan loss reserves.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the Company's watch list had a carrying value of $190.6 million or 4.2% of the carrying value of total loans, a decrease from $695.7 million or 13.1% of total loans in the prior quarter. Assets on the Company's watch list are all performing loans.

At the end of the quarter, the Company's non-performing loans (NPLs) had a carrying value of $1.35 billion, net of $667.8 million of specific reserves, or 29.6% of the carrying value of total loans. This marks an improvement from $1.89 billion, net of $864.3 million of specific reserves, or 35.5% of total loans that the Company had at the end of the prior quarter. In addition, the Company charged-off $45.3 million against its reserve for loan losses related to restructurings, loan sales and repayments.

During the quarter, the Company took title to properties that had a carrying value of $166.2 million. This resulted in $219.0 million of charge-offs against the Company's reserve for loan losses on the $385.2 million gross book value of the assets prior to foreclosure.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the Company had assets with a carrying value of $746.2 million that were classified as OREO and considered held for sale based on management's current intention to market and sell the assets in the near term. In addition, the Company had assets with a gross book value of $840.9 million that were classified as real estate held for investment (REHI) based on management's current intent and strategy to hold, operate or develop these assets over a longer term. Gross book value in respect of REHI assets represents carrying value, gross of accumulated depreciation.

   

[Financial Tables to Follow]

 
   

* * *

 
   
 

iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI) is a fully-integrated finance and investment company focused on the commercial real estate industry. The Company provides custom-tailored investment capital to high-end private and corporate owners of real estate and invests directly across a range of real estate sectors. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), has invested more than $35 billion over the past two decades. Additional information on iStar Financial is available on the Company's website at http://www.istarfinancial.com/.

iStar Financial will hold a quarterly earnings conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET today, February 24, 2011. This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties through iStar Financial's website, http://www.istarfinancial.com/, under the "Investor Relations" section. To listen to the live call, please go to the website's "Investor Relations" section at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the iStar Financial website.

(Note: Statements in this press release which are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although iStar Financial Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from iStar Financial Inc.'s expectations include the amount and timing of the proposed new credit facility or alternative financing to address upcoming debt maturities, additional loan loss provisions, the amount and timing of asset sales (including OREO assets), increases in NPLs, repayment levels, the Company's ability to reduce its indebtedness at a discount, the Company's ability to generate liquidity and to repay indebtedness as it comes due, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with its debt covenants, economic conditions, the availability of liquidity for commercial real estate transactions and other risks detailed from time to time in iStar Financial Inc.'s SEC reports.)

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Selected Income Statement Data

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 
 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
 

2010

2009

 

2010

2009

 
             

Net investment income (1)

$66,274

$78,587

 

$255,158

$310,885

 

Other income

18,076

10,033

 

40,944

30,429

 

Gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt, net

(9,381)

100,392

 

108,923

547,349

 

Non-interest expense (2)

(133,143)

(343,553)

 

(612,550)

(1,676,692)

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

($58,174)

($154,541)

 

($207,525)

($788,029)

 
             

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(691)

1,182

 

17,349

5,756

 

Gain from discontinued operations

-

-

 

270,382

12,426

 

Net income (loss)

($58,865)

($153,359)

 

$80,206

($769,847)

 
             

(1) Includes interest income, operating lease income and earnings (loss) from equity method investments, less interest expense and operating costs for corporate tenant lease assets, all as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company does not consider net investment income to be a measure of the Company's liquidity or cash flows. It is one of several measures that management considers to be an indicator of the profitability of its operations.

 

(2) Includes depreciation and amortization, general and administrative expenses, provision for loan losses, impairments, operating costs for other real estate owned and real estate held for investment and other expenses.

 
           

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Selected Balance Sheet Data

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

As of

 

As of

 
 

December 31, 2010

 

December 31, 2009

 
         

Loans and other lending investments, net

$4,587,352

 

$7,661,562

 

Corporate tenant lease assets, net

$1,784,509

 

$2,885,896

 

Real estate held for investment, net

$833,060

 

$422,664

 

Other real estate owned

$746,081

 

$839,141

 

Total assets

$9,174,514

 

$12,810,575

 

Total debt obligations, net

$7,345,433

 

$10,894,903

 

Total liabilities

$7,478,493

 

$11,147,013

 

Total equity

$1,694,659

 

$1,656,118

 
       

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 
 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
 

2010

2009

 

2010

2009

 
             

REVENUES

           
             

Interest income

$76,799

$113,700

 

$364,094

$557,809

 

Operating lease income

42,232

44,325

 

170,213

177,960

 

Other income

18,076

10,033

 

40,944

30,429

 

Total revenues

$137,107

$168,058

 

$575,251

$766,198

 
             

COSTS AND EXPENSES

           
             

Interest expense

$69,170

$91,985

 

$315,985

$414,240

 

Operating costs - corporate tenant lease assets

3,792

4,017

 

15,072

15,942

 

Operating costs - REHI and OREO

19,528

15,260

 

64,694

40,866

 

Depreciation and amortization

15,734

16,369

 

63,244

63,259

 

General and administrative (1)

32,957

26,295

 

109,526

124,152

 

Provision for loan losses

54,245

216,354

 

331,487

1,255,357

 

Impairment of assets

3,479

61,756

 

20,521

126,588

 

Other expense

7,200

7,519

 

23,078

66,470

 

Total costs and expenses

$206,105

$439,555

 

$943,607

$2,106,874

 
             

Income (loss) from continuing operations before other items

($68,998)

($271,497)

 

($368,356)

($1,340,676)

 

Gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt, net

(9,381)

100,392

 

108,923

547,349

 

Earnings from equity method investments

20,205

16,564

 

51,908

5,298

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

($58,174)

($154,541)

 

($207,525)

($788,029)

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(691)

1,182

 

17,349

5,756

 

Gain from discontinued operations

-

-

 

270,382

12,426

 

Net income (loss)

($58,865)

($153,359)

 

$80,206

($769,847)

 
             

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

334

73

 

(523)

1,071

 

Net income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc.

($58,531)

($153,286)

 

$79,683

($768,776)

 
             

Preferred dividends

(10,580)

(10,580)

 

(42,320)

(42,320)

 

Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders,

           

HPU holders and Participating Security holders (2)

($69,111)

($163,866)

 

$37,363

($811,096)

 
             

(1) For the three months ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, includes $5,758 and $6,020 of stock-based compensation expense, respectively. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, includes $19,355 and $23,593 of stock-based compensation expense, respectively.

 

(2) HPU holders are current and former Company employees who purchased high performance common stock units under the Company's High Performance Unit Program. Participating Security holders are Company employees and directors who hold unvested restricted stock units and common stock equivalents under the Company's Long Term Incentive Plans.

 
           

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Earnings Per Share Information

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 
 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
 

2010

2009

 

2010

2009

 
             

EPS INFORMATION FOR COMMON SHARES

           
             

Income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc.

           

from continuing operations (1)

           

Basic and diluted

($0.72)

($1.66)

 

($2.60)

($8.06)

 

Net income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc. (1)

           

Basic and diluted

($0.73)

($1.65)

 

$0.39

($7.88)

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

           

Basic and diluted

92,319

96,354

 

93,244

100,071

 
             

EPS INFORMATION FOR HPU SHARES

           
             

Income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc.

           

from continuing operations (1)

           

Basic and diluted

($136.00)

($314.87)

 

($494.33)

($1,535.20)

 

Net income (loss) attributable to iStar Financial Inc. (1) (2)

           

Basic and diluted

($137.40)

($312.60)

 

$72.27

($1,501.73)

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

           

Basic and diluted

15

15

 

15

15

 
             

(1) Excludes preferred dividends and net (income) loss from noncontrolling interests.

 

(2) For the three months ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, net income (loss) allocable to HPU holders was ($2,061) and ($4,689), respectively, on both a basic and dilutive basis. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, net income (loss) allocable to HPU holders was $1,084 and ($22,526), respectively, on both a basic and dilutive basis.

 
           

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings to GAAP Net Income

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 
 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 
 

2010

2009

 

2010

2009

 
             

ADJUSTED EARNINGS (1)

           
             

Net income (loss)

($58,865)

($153,359)

 

$80,206

($769,847)

 

Add: Depreciation and amortization

15,524

24,896

 

69,916

98,238

 

Add: Joint venture depreciation and amortization

2,557

1,899

 

9,858

17,990

 

Add: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

334

73

 

(523)

1,071

 

Add: Impairment of intangible assets and goodwill

-

-

 

-

4,186

 

Less: Gain from discontinued operations

-

-

 

(270,382)

(12,426)

 

Less: Deferred financing amortization

11,518

(8,833)

 

(70,226)

(5,487)

 

Less: Preferred dividends

(10,580)

(10,580)

 

(42,320)

(42,320)

 
             

Adjusted earnings (loss) allocable to common shareholders,

           

HPU holders and Participating Security holders:

           

Basic and Diluted (2)

($39,512)

($145,904)

 

($223,471)

($708,595)

 
             

Adjusted earnings (loss) per common share:

           

Basic and Diluted

($0.42)

($1.47)

 

($2.33)

($6.88)

 
             

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

           

Basic and Diluted

92,319

96,354

 

93,244

100,071

 
             

Common shares outstanding at end of period:

92,336

94,216

 

92,336

94,216

 
             

(1) Adjusted earnings should be examined in conjunction with net income (loss) as shown in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Adjusted earnings should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the Company's performance, or to cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of the Company's liquidity, nor is this measure indicative of funds available to fund the Company's cash needs or available for distribution to shareholders. Rather, adjusted earnings is an additional measure the Company uses to analyze how its business is performing. It should be noted that the Company's manner of calculating adjusted earnings may differ from the calculations of similarly-titled measures by other companies.

 

(2) For the three months ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, adjusted earnings (loss) allocable to HPU holders was ($1,179) and ($4,175), respectively, on both a basic and dilutive basis. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, adjusted earnings (loss) allocable to HPU holders was ($6,601) and ($19,748), respectively, on both a basic and dilutive basis.

 
           

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

As of

 

As of

 
 

December 31, 2010

 

December 31, 2009

 
         

ASSETS

       
         

Loans and other lending investments, net

$4,587,352

 

$7,661,562

 

Corporate tenant lease assets, net

1,784,509

 

2,885,896

 

Real estate held for investment, net

833,060

 

422,664

 

Other real estate owned

746,081

 

839,141

 

Other investments

532,358

 

384,379

 

Assets held for sale

-

 

17,282

 

Cash and cash equivalents

504,865

 

224,632

 

Restricted cash

13,784

 

39,654

 

Accrued interest and operating lease income receivable, net

24,408

 

54,780

 

Deferred operating lease income receivable

62,569

 

122,628

 

Deferred expenses and other assets, net

85,528

 

157,957

 

Total assets

$9,174,514

 

$12,810,575

 
         

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

       
         

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

$133,060

 

$252,110

 
         

Debt obligations, net:

       

Unsecured senior notes

3,265,845

 

4,228,908

 

Secured senior notes

421,837

 

856,071

 

Unsecured revolving credit facilities

745,224

 

748,601

 

Secured revolving credit facilities

953,063

 

959,426

 

Secured term loans

1,861,314

 

4,003,786

 

Other debt obligations

98,150

 

98,111

 

Total debt obligations, net

$7,345,433

 

$10,894,903

 
         

Total liabilities

$7,478,493

 

$11,147,013

 
         

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

1,362

 

7,444

 
         

Total iStar Financial Inc. shareholders' equity

1,648,135

 

1,605,685

 

Noncontrolling interests

46,524

 

50,433

 

Total equity

$1,694,659

 

$1,656,118

 
         

Total liabilities and equity

$9,174,514

 

$12,810,575

 
         
       

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Supplemental Information

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

As of

 

OPERATING STATISTICS

December 31, 2010

 
     

Net Finance Margin

   

Weighted average GAAP yield on loan and CTL investments

5.92%

 

Less: Cost of debt

3.75%

 

Net Finance Margin (1)

2.17%

 
     

Return on Average Common Book Equity

   

Average total book equity

$1,680,698

 

Less: Average book value of preferred equity

(506,176)

 

Average common book equity (A)

$1,174,522

 
     

Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders, HPU holders and

   

Participating Security holders

($69,111)

 

Annualized (B)

($276,444)

 

Return on Average Common Book Equity (B) / (A)

Neg

 
     

Adjusted basic earnings (loss) allocable to common shareholders, HPU holders and

   

Participating Security holders (2)

($39,512)

 

Annualized (C)

($158,048)

 

Adjusted Return on Average Common Book Equity (C) / (A)

Neg

 
     

Expense Ratio (3)

   

General and administrative expenses (D)

$32,957

 

Total revenue (E)

$137,130

 

Expense Ratio (D) / (E)

24.0%

 
     

(1) Weighted average GAAP yield is the annualized sum of interest income and operating lease income, divided by the sum of average gross corporate tenant lease assets, average loans and other lending investments and average assets held for sale over the period. Cost of debt is the annualized sum of interest expense and operating costs-corporate tenant lease assets, divided by the average gross debt obligations over the period. Operating lease income and operating costs-corporate tenant lease assets exclude adjustments from discontinued operations of $23 and $714, respectively. The Company does not consider net finance margin to be a measure of the Company's liquidity or cash flows. It is one of several measures that management considers to be an indicator of the profitability of its operations.

 

(2) Adjusted earnings should be examined in conjunction with net income (loss) as shown in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Adjusted earnings should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the Company's performance, or to cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of the Company's liquidity, nor is this measure indicative of funds available to fund the Company's cash needs or available for distribution to shareholders. Rather, adjusted earnings is an additional measure the Company uses to analyze how its business is performing. It should be noted that the Company's manner of calculating adjusted earnings may differ from the calculations of similarly-titled measures by other companies.

 

(3)Total revenue excludes adjustments from discontinued operations of $23.

 
   

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Supplemental Information

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
 

As of

 

CREDIT STATISTICS

December 31, 2010

 
     

Book debt, net of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents (A)

$6,840,568

 

Sum of book equity, accumulated depreciation and general and specific loan loss reserves (1)

$2,871,362

 

Gross Leverage (A) / (B)

2.4x

 
     

Sum of book equity and general loan loss reserves (1) (C)

$1,814,859

 

Net Leverage (A) / (C)

3.8x

 
     

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

Neg

 

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges and Preferred Stock Dividends

Neg

 

Covenant Calculation of Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (2)

1.6x

 
     

Interest Coverage

   

Adjusted EBITDA (3) (D)

$105,714

 

Interest expense and preferred dividends (E)

$79,750

 

Adjusted EBITDA / Interest Expense and Preferred Dividends (3) (D) / (E)

1.3x

 
     

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (3)

   
     

Net income (loss)

($58,865)

 

Add: Interest expense

69,170

 

Add: Depreciation and amortization

15,524

 

Add: Joint venture depreciation and amortization

2,557

 

Add: Income taxes

4,465

 

Add: Provision for loan losses

54,245

 

Add: Impairment of assets

3,479

 

Add: Stock-based compensation

5,758

 

Add: Loss on early extinguishment of debt, net

(9,381)

 

Adjusted EBITDA (3)

$105,714

 
     

(1) Calculations include $362,078 of accumulated depreciation, $120,200 of general loan loss reserves and $694,425 of specific loan loss reserves, as stated.

 

(2) This measure, which is a trailing twelve-month calculation and excludes the effect of impairment charges and other non-cash items, is consistent with covenant calculations included in the Company's secured credit facilities; therefore, we believe it is a useful measure for investors to consider.

 

(3) Adjusted EBITDA should be examined in conjunction with net income (loss) as shown in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the Company's performance, or to cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of the Company's liquidity, nor is this measure indicative of funds available to fund the Company's cash needs or available for distribution to shareholders. It should be noted that the Company's manner of calculating Adjusted EBITDA may differ from the calculations of similarly-titled measures by other companies.

 
   

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Supplemental Information

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 
   
           

As of

 

UNFUNDED COMMITMENTS

         

December 31, 2010

 
                 

Performance-based commitments

           

$146,496

 

Discretionary fundings

           

158,683

 

Strategic investments

           

52,370

 

Total Unfunded Commitments

           

$357,549

 
               

UNENCUMBERED ASSETS / UNSECURED DEBT

             
               

Unencumbered assets (A)

         

$5,969,370

 

Unsecured debt (B)

         

$4,143,300

 
               

Unencumbered Assets / Unsecured Debt (A) / (B)

         

1.4x

 
               
               

RISK MANAGEMENT STATISTICS

             

(weighted average risk rating)

             
               
         

Dec. 31,

 

Dec. 31,

 
         

2010

 

2009

 

Structured Finance Assets (gross of specific reserves)

       

3.87

 

3.92

 

Structured Finance Assets (net of specific reserves) (1)

       

3.41

 

-

 

Corporate Tenant Lease Assets

       

2.72

 

2.59

 
               

LOANS AND OTHER LENDING INVESTMENTS CREDIT STATISTICS

           
               
   

As of

 
   

December 31, 2010

 

December 31, 2009 (2)

 

Carrying value of non-performing loans /

             

As a percentage of total carrying value of loans

 

$1,351,410

29.6 %

 

$2,993,158

38.0 %

 
               

Specific reserves for loan losses associated with NPLs /

             

As a percentage of total gross book value of NPLs (3)

 

$667,779

33.1 %

 

$1,216,097

28.9 %

 
               

Reserve for loan losses /

             

As a percentage of total gross book value of loans (3)

 

$814,625

15.1 %

 

$1,417,949

15.3 %

 
               

(1) Historically, risk ratings have represented exposure to loss of principal on gross book value of loans. Beginning in the fourth quarter 2010, risk ratings have been adjusted on loans with specific reserves to represent net exposure to loss on carrying value (which is net of specific reserves).

 

(2) Gross of the A-participation interest outstanding on Fremont portfolio assets.

 

(3) Gross book value represents iStar's carrying value of loans, gross of loan loss reserves.

 
                 

iStar Financial Inc.

 

Supplemental Information

 

(In millions)

 

(unaudited)

 
                               

PORTFOLIO STATISTICS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2010 (1)

                       
                               

Asset Type

                     

Total

 

% of Total

 

First Mortgages / Senior Loans

                     

$4,123

 

45.9%

 

Corporate Tenant Leases

                     

2,175

 

24.2%

 

Real Estate Held for Investment

                     

841

 

9.4%

 

Other Real Estate Owned

                     

746

 

8.3%

 

Mezzanine / Subordinated Debt

                     

585

 

6.5%

 

Other Investments

                     

516

 

5.7%

 

Total

                     

$8,986

 

100.0%

 
                               

Geography

                     

Total

 

% of Total

 

West

                     

$2,042

 

22.7%

 

Northeast

                     

1,862

 

20.7%

 

Southeast

                     

1,356

 

15.1%

 

Southwest

                     

919

 

10.2%

 

Various

                     

861

 

9.6%

 

Mid-Atlantic

                     

774

 

8.6%

 

Central

                     

428

 

4.8%

 

International

                     

377

 

4.2%

 

Northwest

                     

367

 

4.1%

 

Total

                     

$8,986

 

100.0%

 
                               

Property Type

 

Performing
Loans & Other

 

CTLs

 

NPLs

 

REHI

 

OREO

 

Total

 

% of Total

 

Apartment / Residential

 

$1,010

 

$-

 

$588

 

$11

 

$477

 

$2,086

 

23.2%

 

Land

 

379

 

59

 

269

 

638

 

114

 

1,459

 

16.3%

 

Retail

 

596

 

184

 

215

 

51

 

44

 

1,090

 

12.1%

 

Office

 

213

 

601

 

53

 

17

 

17

 

901

 

10.0%

 

Industrial / R&D

 

99

 

603

 

21

 

51

 

6

 

780

 

8.7%

 

Entertainment / Leisure

 

194

 

483

 

78

 

-

 

1

 

756

 

8.4%

 

Hotel

 

399

 

184

 

21

 

45

 

15

 

664

 

7.4%

 

Mixed Use / Mixed Collateral

 

268

 

40

 

94

 

28

 

72

 

502

 

5.6%

 

Other (2)

 

715

 

21

 

12

 

-

 

-

 

748

 

8.3%

 

Total

 

$3,873

 

$2,175

 

$1,351

 

$841

 

$746

 

$8,986

 

100%

 
                               

(1) Based on carrying value of the Company's total investment portfolio, gross of general loan loss reserves and accumulated depreciation.

 

(2) Performing loans and other includes $516 million of other investments.

 
                             

SOURCE iStar Financial Inc.