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Press Release

Community Healthcare Trust Announces Results for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2017

Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated
Posted on: 24 Feb 18

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (NYSE: CHCT) (the "Company") today announced results for the three months ended December 31, 2017. The Company reported net income for the fourth quarter of approximately $1.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted common share. Normalized funds from operations and adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO") for the three months ended December 31, 2017 totaled $0.37 per diluted common share.

Highlights include:

During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company acquired six real estate properties for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $40.2 million. The Company's expected returns on these investments range from approximately 9.0% to 10.5%. Upon acquisition, the properties were 100.0% leased in the aggregate with lease expirations ranging from 2021 through 2032. In addition, we purchased $11.45 million face value of certain promissory notes, secured by accounts receivable of our bankrupt borrower, for $8.75 million from a syndicate of banks, a $2.7 million discount to face value.

On February 1, 2018, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend in the amount of $0.3975 per share. The dividend is payable on March 2, 2018 to stockholders of record on February 16, 2018.

The Company has three properties under definitive purchase agreements for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $16.8 million with expected returns ranging from approximately 9.0% to 9.6%. The Company anticipates these properties will close during the first quarter of 2018. However, the Company is currently performing due diligence procedures customary for these types of transactions and cannot provide assurance as to the timing of when, or whether, these transactions will actually close.

The Company also has three properties under definitive purchase agreements, to be acquired after completion and occupancy, for an aggregate expected purchase price of approximately $40.4 million. The Company expects to close on one of these properties sometime in the first half of 2018 and expects to close on the remaining two properties sometime in the second half of 2018. The Company's expected aggregate return on these investments ranges up to approximately 11%.  However, the Company cannot provide assurance as to the timing of when, or whether, these transactions will actually close.

About Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated

Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated is a real estate investment trust that focuses on owning income-producing real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services in non-urban markets throughout the United States. The Company had investments of approximately $399.1 million in 86 real estate properties, including one mortgage note, as of December 31, 2017, located in 26 states, totaling approximately 2.0 million square feet.

Additional information regarding the Company, including this quarter's operations, can be found at  Please contact the Company at 615-771-3052 to request a printed copy of this information.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are "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, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "expects", "may", "should", "seeks", "approximately", "intends", "plans", "estimates", "anticipates" or other similar words or expressions, including the negative thereof. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections or other forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. Because forward-looking statements relate to future events, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the Company's control. Thus, the Company's actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. Some factors that might cause such a difference include the following: general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of the Company's common stock, changes in the Company's business strategy, availability, terms and deployment of capital, the Company's ability to refinance existing indebtedness at or prior to maturity on favorable terms, or at all, changes in the real estate industry in general, interest rates or the general economy, adverse developments related to the healthcare industry, the degree and nature of the Company's competition, the ability to consummate acquisitions under contract and the other factors described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Readers are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained herein which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this release and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Editor's Details

Mike Wood

Last updated on: 24/02/2018

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