FRP Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPH) Announces Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FRP Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ-FRPH)
Third Quarter Consolidated Results of OperationsNet income for the third quarter of 2018 was $2,224,000 or $.22 per share versus $25,391,000 or $2.52 per share in the same period last year.  Loss from discontinued operations for the third quarter of 2018 was $78,000 or $.01 per share versus income from discontinued operations of $1,585,000 or $.16 per share in the same period last year. The third quarter of 2017 included a gain on remeasurement of investment of $60.2 million in the Company’s Dock 79 real estate partnership as a result of the asset’s stabilization and the ensuing change in control of the partnership for accounting purposes.  This change in control brought with it this substantial and non-taxable gain.  The gain is based on the difference between the carrying value and the fair value of all assets and liabilities in the partnership and is included in Income from continuing operations before income taxes.  An affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Group has the option to purchase the Company’s last remaining warehouse property at 1502 Quarry Drive for $11.7 million if the current tenant fails to properly exercise its right of first refusal.  The Company currently is seeking a court determination that the tenant has failed to exercise its right of first refusal.Third Quarter Segment Operating ResultsAsset Management Segment:Most of the Asset Management Segment was reclassified to discontinued operations leaving only three office buildings.  Total revenues in this segment were $568,000, up $9,000 or 1.6%, over the same period last year.  Operating profit was $242,000, up $20,000 compared to the same quarter last year.Mining Royalty Lands Segment:Total revenues in this segment were $2,125,000 versus $1,786,000 in the same period last year.  Total operating profit in this segment was $1,933,000, an increase of $296,000 versus $1,637,000 in the same period last year.Land Development and Construction Segment:The Land Development and Construction segment is responsible for (i) seeking out and identifying opportunistic purchases of income producing warehouse/office buildings, and (ii) developing our non-income producing properties into income production. With respect to ongoing projects:We are fully engaged in the formal process of seeking PUD entitlements for our 118-acre tract in Hampstead, Maryland, now known as “Hampstead Overlook.” We began construction in the third quarter of last year on our joint venture with St. John Properties and expect to complete construction of the first phase of this project by the end of the year.  This first phase will comprise four single-story buildings totaling 100,000 square feet of office and retail space.We are the principal capital source of a residential development venture in Essexshire now known as “Hyde Park.”  We have committed up to $9.2 million in exchange for an interest rate of 10% and a preferred return of 20% after which a “waterfall” determines the split of proceeds.  This project will hold 125 town homes and 4 single family lots and is currently in the entitlement process. Last quarter, we began construction on a 94,350-square foot spec building at Hollander Business Park.  This Class “A” facility will be our first building with a 32-foot clear and should come on line in the second quarter of 2019.In April of this past quarter, we began construction on Phase II of our RiverFront on the Anacostia project, now known as “The Maren.”  We expect to deliver the building in the first half of 2020.At the end of this quarter, the Company signed a Letter of Intent to enter into a joint venture agreement with MidAtlantic Realty Partners (MRP) for the development of the first phase of a multifamily, mixed-use development in northeast Washington, DC known as “Bryant Street.”  FRP plans to contribute to the joint venture $35 million in common equity and another $20-25 million in preferred equity.RiverFront on the Anacostia Segment:Average occupancy for the quarter was 95.8% and at the end of the third quarter, Dock 79 was 94.4% leased and 93.8% occupied.  During the third quarter, 50.0% of expiring leases renewed with an average increase in rent of 2.62%.  Dock 79 is a joint venture between the Company and MRP, in which FRP Holdings, Inc. is the majority partner with 66% ownership. Nine Months Consolidated Results of OperationsNet income for first nine months of 2018 was $123,766,000 or $12.24 per share versus $28,547,000 or $2.84 per share in the same period last year.  Income from discontinued operations for the first nine months of 2018 was $122,109,000 or $12.08 per share versus $4,969,000 or $.50 per share in the same period last year.    The third quarter of 2017 included a gain on remeasurement of investment of $60.2 million in the Company’s Dock 79 real estate partnership as a result of the asset’s stabilization and the ensuing change in control of the partnership for accounting purposes.  This change in control brought with it this substantial and non-taxable gain.  The gain is based on the difference between the carrying value and the fair value of all assets and liabilities in the partnership and is included in Income from continuing operations before income taxes.Total revenues were $16,370,000, up 57.6%, versus the same period last year, primarily because of the addition of rental revenues from Dock 79 when its results were consolidated starting in July 2017.Nine Months Segment Operating ResultsAsset Management Segment:Total revenues in this segment were $1,717,000, up $7,000 or .4%, over the same period last year. 
Operating profit of $637,000 was down $16,000 compared to the same quarter last year due primarily to an increase of $28,000 in corporate expense allocation.   
Mining Royalty Lands Segment:Total revenues in this segment were $5,952,000 versus $5,381,000 in the same period last year.  Total operating profit in this segment was $5,340,000, an increase of $471,000 versus $4,869,000 in the same period last year.RiverFront on the Anacostia Segment:Average occupancy for the first nine months was 94.8% and at the end of the third quarter, Dock 79 was 94.4% leased and 93.8% occupied. Through the first nine months of the year, 56.1% of expiring leases renewed with an average increase in rent of 3.27%.  Dock 79 is a joint venture between the Company and MRP, in which FRP Holdings, Inc. is the majority partner with 66% ownership.Summary and Outlook In light of all that happened last quarter, the last three months were bound to be quiet by comparison.  They were not, however, uneventful.  The proximity of Dock 79 to the site of baseball’s midsummer classic and its surrounding festivities generated tremendous business for our restaurant tenants.  It also directly exposed the building to thousands of potential new tenants, as well as the more than eight million people who tuned in to see the game.  Mining royalty revenue is up for the third straight quarter and more impressive is the fact that this is the most revenue this segment has generated through the first nine months of any year ever.  Perhaps most interestingly, as mentioned above, we have a Letter of Intent with MRP for the first phase of a development in northeast DC along the Metro. The development is in what is known as an “Opportunity Zone” and will defer and possibly reduce a significant tax liability for the Company. This will represent a very serious investment into what we and our partners believe is the ground floor of the next great area for development in our nation’s capital.  Finally, we are trying to remain good stewards of your proceeds from last quarter’s asset sale.  We have laddered out the bonds we purchased to a maximum of only two years in order to preserve liquidity and mitigate the opportunity cost of rising interest rates.  More importantly, we are searching for ways that make sense to put your money to work—which is to say in investments where we feel we can add value or where there is still room to grow.    That means partnering with people like MRP to find the next great neighborhood in DC or developing raw land in and around the Mid-Atlantic.  It also means remaining patient until markets and asset prices cool off a bit.  At the risk of repeating ourselves, it does us no good to sell at the top of the market if only to turn around and reinvest at the same peak.  Again, we will not wait forever to return these proceeds to you whether in the form of new investments or as a dividend.  However, we will be disciplined, and we will be patient before we make any decision regarding this money.  It is too good an opportunity to squander. Conference Call  The Company will also host a conference call on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  (EST).  Analysts, stockholders and other interested parties may access the teleconference live by calling 1-800-311-9406 (passcode 16794705) within the United States.  International callers may dial 1-334-323-7224 (passcode 16794705).  Computer audio live streaming is available via the Internet through the Company’s website at www.frpholdings.com. You may also click on this link for the live streaming http://stream.conferenceamerica.com/frp110718. For the archived audio via the internet, click on the following link http://archive.conferenceamerica.com/archivestream/frp110718.mp3. If using the Company’s website, click on the Investor Relations tab, then select the earnings conference stream.  An audio replay will be available for sixty days following the conference call. To listen to the audio replay, dial toll free 1-877-919-4059, international callers dial 1-334-323-0140.  The passcode of the audio replay is 50154474.  Replay options: “1” begins playback, “4” rewind 30 seconds, “5” pause, “6” fast forward 30 seconds, “0” instructions, and “9” exits recording.  There may be a 30-40 minute delay until the archive is available following the conclusion of the conference call.Investors are cautioned that any statements in this press release which relate to the future are, by their nature, subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to the possibility that we may be unable to find appropriate reinvestment opportunities for the proceeds from the Sale Transaction;  levels of construction activity in the markets served by our mining properties, demand for flexible warehouse/office facilities in the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia area demand for apartments in Washington D.C., our ability to obtain zoning and entitlements necessary for property development, the impact of lending and capital market conditions on our liquidity, our ability to finance projects or repay our debt, general real estate investment and development risks, vacancies in our properties, risks associated with developing and managing properties in partnership with others, competition, our ability to renew leases or re-lease spaces as leases expire, illiquidity of real estate investments, bankruptcy or defaults of tenants, the impact of restrictions imposed by our credit facility, the level and volatility of interest rates, environmental liabilities, inflation risks, cybersecurity risks, as well as other risks listed from time to time in our SEC filings, including but not limited to, our annual and quarterly reports. We have no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, other than as imposed by law, as a result of future events or new information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.FRP Holdings, Inc. is a holding company engaged in the real estate business, namely (i) mining royalty land ownership and leasing, (ii) land acquisition, entitlement and development primarily for future warehouse/office or residential building construction, (iii) ownership, leasing, and management of a residential apartment building, and (iv) warehouse/office building ownership, leasing and management.FRP HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
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FRP Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPH) Announces Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

FRP Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPH) Announces Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018