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Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Releases Fourth Quarter 2023 and Year-End Results

TORONTO, March 14, 2024 /CNW/ – Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (the “REIT” or “Northwest”) (TSX: NWH.UN), a leading global owner and manager of healthcare real estate infrastructure in the Americas, Australasia, and Europe, announces results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023.

2023 Fourth Quarter Financial and Operational Highlights:

For the three months (“Q4 2023”) and year ended December 31, 2023, the REIT delivered strong operating results with key highlights as follows:

  • Revenue from investment properties for Q4 2023 and year ended December 31 of $124.0 million and $508.0 million, respectively, was 4.1% and 12.3% higher in Q4 2023 compared to Q4 2022, respectively, primarily from rental lease indexation and full year of US portfolio acquisition.
  • Same property net operating income (“SPNOI”) of $90.9 million was 4.0% higher in Q4 2023 compared to Q4 2022, and annual SPNOI of $293.4 million increased 3.7% from $283.1 million in 2022 (see Exhibit 1).
  • Strong operating performance is underpinned by a long-term lease maturity profile with a weighted-average lease expiry (“WALE”) of 13.3 years, a global portfolio occupancy rate of 97%, and a global rent collection rate of 99%.
  • Adjustments to investment property fair values, and higher interest expense for variable rate debts resulted in net income (loss) for the Q4 2023 and year ended December 31, 2023, of $(188.9) million and $(480.7) million in 2023, respectively, compared to $(135.5) million and $125.6 million in 2022, respectively.
  • Higher interest expense represents an effective weighted-average interest rate (“WAIR”) of 6.27% as at December 31, 2023, compared to 5.35% as at December 31, 2022.
  • Adjusted funds from operations (“AFFO”) for Q4 2023 was $0.13(1) per unit (Q4 2022 – $0.17 per unit), resulting in an AFFO payout ratio for Q4 2023 of 67% (Q4 2022 – 117%) (see Exhibit 3).

Selected Financial Information:

(unaudited)

($000’s, except unit and per unit amounts)

Three months ended
December 31, 2023

Three months ended
December 31, 2022

Number of properties

219

233

Gross leasable area (sf)

17,736,521

18,635,583

Occupancy

97 %

97 %

Weighted Average Lease Expiry (Years)

13.3

13.8

Rent Collection rate

99 %

99 %

Net Operating Income

98,083

$92,855

Net Income (Loss) attributable to unitholders

$(188,900)

$(135,519)

Funds from Operations (“FFO”)

$36,759

$37,578

Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”)

$32,835

$41,440

Debt to Gross Book Value – Declaration of Trust

47.7 %

45.3 %

Debt to Gross Book Value – Including Convertible Debentures

51.9 %

48.5 %

“2023 was about strengthening our business and balance sheet,” said Craig Mitchell, Northwest’s Chief Executive Officer. “As demonstrated in our financial results, we have an exceptional healthcare real estate portfolio that is performing well in a sector that is resilient and positioned for growth. It is important to highlight that the constraints we have faced as a company over the past year stemmed from balance sheet leverage and the resulting interest expense. However, our underlying real estate and business fundamentals remain strong.

“Throughout 2023, to strengthen our financial position, the REIT divested of assets valued at over $450.0 million, including non-core investment properties and unlisted securities, with the proceeds used to pay down debt. We also amended, extended, repaid and refinanced total debt facilities valued at over $1.4 billion with 2023 and 2024 maturities.

“These efforts not only immediately positively impact earnings through reducing interest expense, but also enhance the balance sheet. While there is still work ahead of us, we are confident in our ability to continue to unlock value within our portfolio.

“The REIT’s high-quality real estate portfolio with long-term leases, is well-positioned to capitalize on the heightened demand for healthcare real estate. As we look ahead, we are optimistic about the future of the real estate healthcare sector and our position within it.”

Same Property NOI

The REIT’s strong operating performance can be seen in the SPNOI for Q4 2023, which increased by 4.0% over the comparable prior year period. The property portfolio performed well with 83.1% of the property portfolio rents indexed to inflation and an 87% lease renewal rate supported by a long-term WALE of 13.3 years. These strong operating results came from all regions in the quarter with SPNOI growth coming from the Americas at 2.5%, Europe at 3.2% and Australasia at 6.5%.

Valuations

During Q4 2023 and year ended December 31, 2023, the REIT recorded a fair value loss on income producing properties of $157.6 million and $571.8 million, respectively. The fair value losses were attributable mainly to cap rate expansions in consideration of the interest rate environments in which the REIT operates. The weighted average capitalization rate increased to 5.9% for the consolidated portfolio, as compared to 5.4% December 31, 2022.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, 82% of the REIT’s investment property fair values were determined by independent third-party appraisers.

Balance Sheet Strengthening

During the second half of 2023, the REIT announced a number of initiatives to manage 2023 and 2024 debt maturities and to strengthen the balance sheet, including asset sales and the refinancing, and extension of its debt. As at December 31, 2023, the REIT had mortgages and loans payable of $3.6 billion (December 31, 2022$3.8 billion).

Dispositions

During 2023, the REIT divested properties with a fair value of $360.7 million with $162.8 million occurring in Q4. The proceeds were used to repay property level debt, corporate credit facilities and Australasian term debt.

In 2023, the REIT sold or redeemed approximately 63% of its investment in unlisted securities for proceeds of $134.5 million. The proceeds were used towards the full repayment of the Australasian term debt, secured by the underlying unlisted securities. In 2024 to-date, the REIT has redeemed additional unlisted securities of $15.5 million.

In 2024 to-date, the REIT divested five non-core properties at fair value of $41.8 million, with proceeds used to repay asset specific and corporate variable rate debt, and for general corporate purposes.

Capital Management

During 2023, the REIT refinanced, amended and extended $1.0 billion of term debt and credit facilities. The REIT further executed a new term loan for total proceeds of $140.0 million maturing in 2025 and completed a public offering of $86.3 million aggregate principal amount of Series I convertible debentures, which included the exercise in full of the over allotment of $11.3 million. The weighted average interest rate on debt as of December 31, 2023, is 6.27% as compared to 5.35% at December 31, 2022, including convertible debentures which had a weighted average interest rate of 7.88% in 2023 and 5.92% in 2022.

On November 27, 2023, holders of Northwest’s $125.0 million ‘Series G’ Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures (TSX: NWH.DB.G) (the “Debentures”) passed an extraordinary resolution approving certain amendments to the Debentures, including an extension of the maturity of the Debentures from December 2023 to March 2025.

In the first three months of 2024, the REIT extended approximately 28% of its non-mortgage debt maturing in 2024 and 2025. This includes the extension of $125.0 million of its revolving corporate debt from 2024 to 2025, and $172.0 millionof debt from 2025 to 2027.

On March 13, 2024, Vital Healthcare Property Trust (“Vital”) extended the weighted average term to maturity to approximately 4 years for $430.0 million of term debts, of which $177.0 million were maturing in 2025. The extensions are at approximately the same weighted average interest margins as current financing.

Governance Milestones

Corporate Governance

On August 8, 2023, Northwest appointed Mr. Dale Klein (formerly Lead Independent Trustee) as the REIT’s Non-Executive Chair. Ms. Laura King, Trustee, was appointed Chair of the REIT’s Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Maureen O’Connell, Trustee, was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee.

On January 30, 2024, Northwest announced the retirement of Mr. Robert Baron from the Board of Trustees, effective January 29, 2024. Also on January 30, 2024, the Board appointed Mr. Robert ‘Bobby’ Julien and Mr. Graham Garner to the Board.

Management Team

On August 8, 2023, Craig Mitchell was appointed Interim CEO and Mike Brady was appointed President.  On October 23, 2023, Craig Mitchell was announced as the REIT’s permanent CEO.

In February 2024, Tracey Whittall joined as the REIT’s new Chief Operating Officer (“COO”). She will be based in the Toronto corporate office and has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the financial industry. Previously, Tracey was Chief Operating Officer at Flexiti, a leading financial services company. Before joining Flexiti, Tracey had a 22-year career with CIBC, one of Canada’s largest banks.

Craig Mitchell, Northwest’s CEO states: “Northwest is very pleased to have Tracey join the Northwest team and we would also like to extend our gratitude to Peter Riggin, our outgoing COO, for his valuable contributions to the REIT during his tenure. Peter originally joined the Northwest family in 2004 as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions with the REIT’s predecessor company, where he was later appointed CEO in 2010. At Northwest, Peter held a number of important, strategic executive roles, including the REIT’s Managing Director – Canada, and Chief Administrative Officer, among other roles. We would like to thank Peter for his many years of great leadership, and we wish Peter all the best in his retirement after twenty years of service for Northwest.”

2023 ESG Global Ranking

In 2023, the REIT and Vital (which is managed by Northwest) participated in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment for the third year running.

Northwest and Vital were GRESB Sector Leaders in the Global Listed Sector’s Healthcare Standing Investments and Healthcare Development categories (Vital and Northwest came in 1st and 2nd place respectively). In the Global Sector, Healthcare Development, Vital and Northwest came in 1st and 3rd place, respectively. These results for the REIT and Vital demonstrate Northwest’s commitment to ESG best practices.

Q4 2023 Conference Call

The REIT invites you to participate in its conference call with senior management to discuss our fourth quarter 2023 results on March 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET.

Investors are invited to access the call by dialing 416-764-8609 or 1-888-390-0605. The conference ID is 42243950#.

Audio replay will be available from March 15, 2024 through March 22, 2024 by dialing 416-764-8677 or 1-888-390-0541. The conference replay ID is 243950#.

Vital Healthcare Property Trust

On February 15, 2024, Vital also announced its financial results for the half year ended December 31, 2023. Details on Vital’s financial results are available on Vital’s website at www.vitalhealthcareproperty.co.nz.

About Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: NWH.UN) (Northwest) is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT provides investors with access to a portfolio of high-quality international healthcare real estate infrastructure comprised as at December 31, 2023, of interests in a diversified portfolio of 219 income-producing properties and 17.7 million square feet of gross leasable area located throughout major markets in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The REIT’s portfolio of medical office buildings, clinics, and hospitals is characterized by long-term indexed leases and stable occupancies. With a fully integrated and aligned senior management team, the REIT leverages approximately 300 employees in ten offices in eight countries to serve as a long-term real estate partner to leading healthcare operators.

For additional information please visit: www.nwhreit.com.

Non-IFRS Measures

Some financial measures used in this press release, such as SPNOI, Constant Currency SPNOI, FFO, FFO per Unit, AFFO, AFFO per Unit, AFFO Payout Ratio, NAV, NAV per Unit, portfolio occupancy and weighted average lease expiry, are used by the real estate industry to measure and compare the operating performance of real estate companies, but they do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS.

These non-IFRS financial measures and non–IFRS ratios should not be construed as alternatives to financial measures calculated in accordance with IFRS. The REIT’s method of calculating these measures and ratios may differ from the methods of other real estate investment trusts or other issuers, and accordingly may not be comparable. Further, the REIT’s definitions of FFO and AFFO differ from the definitions recommended by REALpac. These non- IFRS measures are more fully defined and discussed in the exhibits to this news release and in the REIT’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) for the year ended December 31, 2023, in the “Performance Measurement” and “Results from Operations” sections. The MD&A is available on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the REIT, its operations, strategy, financial performance and condition. These statements generally can be identified by use of forward-looking words such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intends”, “believe”, “normalized”, “contracted”, or “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. Examples of such statements in this press release may include statements concerning the REIT’s position as a leading healthcare real estate asset manager globally, planned asset sales, the REIT’s strategic review process, ESG initiatives, balance sheet optimization arrangements, and potential acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions The REIT’s actual results and performance discussed herein could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on numerous assumptions which may prove incorrect and which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such assumptions include, but are not limited to (i) assumptions relating to completion of anticipated transactions  on terms disclosed; (ii) the REIT’s properties continuing to perform as they have recently, (iii) the REIT successfully integrating past and future acquisitions, including the realization of synergies in connection therewith; (iv) various general economic and market factors, including exchange rates remaining constant, local real estate conditions remaining strong, interest rates remaining at current levels,; and (vii) the availability of equity and debt financing to the REIT. Such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations, including that the proposed asset sales are not completed and that no transactions or other initiatives result from the REIT’s strategic review process. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, competition, changes in government regulations and the factors described under “Risks and Uncertainties” in the REIT’s Annual Information Form and the risks and uncertainties set out in the MD&A which are available on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca.

These cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to the REIT and persons acting on its behalf. Unless otherwise stated, all forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as expressly required by applicable law, the REIT assumes no obligation to update such statements.

(1)

AFFO per unit of $0.13 includes adjustments in respect of premiums on interest rate caps that expire during the first quarter of 2024. The interest rate cap premiums contributed $0.04 per unit of AFFO during Q4 2023. 

NORTHWEST HEALTHCARE PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income (Loss) and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Unaudited

For the three months ended December 31,

For the year ended December 31,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Net Property Operating Income

Revenue from investment properties

$123,986

$119,079

$507,996

$452,198

Property operating costs

25,903

26,224

121,374

103,846

98,083

92,855

386,622

348,352

Other Income

Interest and other

2,596

3,573

18,559

13,414

Development revenue

3,746

Management fees

4,216

417

15,355

15,876

Share of profit (loss) of equity accounted investments

685

(10,594)

(19,232)

11,971

7,497

(6,604)

14,682

45,007

Expenses and other

Mortgage and loan interest expense

57,142

49,859

224,692

148,634

General and administrative expenses

12,332

12,310

57,567

47,870

Transaction costs

16,294

12,501

50,982

28,359

Development costs

3,430

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

9,993

(8,485)

2,506

(9,262)

95,761

66,185

335,747

219,031

Income before finance costs, fair value adjustments, and net gain (loss) on financial instruments

9,819

20,066

65,557

174,328

Finance costs

Amortization of financing costs

(3,138)

(2,878)

(11,787)

(10,702)

Amortization of mark-to-market adjustment

719

Class B exchangeable unit distributions

(154)

(342)

(1,180)

(1,368)

Fair value adjustment of Class B exchangeable units

(34)

1,881

7,524

7,336

Accretion of financial liabilities

(2,556)

(3,200)

(9,158)

(15,249)

Fair value adjustment of convertible debentures

13,874

2,313

40,666

17,205

Convertible debenture issuance costs

(2,682)

(14)

(7,283)

(7,062)

Net gain (loss) on financial instruments

(36,622)

(1,620)

(22,418)

58,281

Fair value adjustment of investment properties

(157,571)

(147,224)

(571,760)

(28,800)

Fair value adjustment of deferred unit plan liability

(1,461)

3,381

10,814

10,236

Income before taxes from continuing operations

(180,525)

(127,637)

(499,025)

204,924

Current tax expense

4,457

4,607

26,972

21,847

Deferred tax expense (recovery)

3,918

3,275

(45,261)

57,450

Income tax expense (recovery)

8.375

7,882

(18,298)

79,297

Total net income

$(188,900)

$(135,519)

$(480,736)

$125,627

Net income attributable to:

Unitholders

$(136,835)

$(100,195)

$(347,690)

$64,295

Non-controlling interests

(52,065)

(35,324)

(133,046)

61,332

$(188,900)

$(135,519)

$(480,736)

$125,627

Financial Exhibits

Exhibit 1 – Constant Currency Same Property NOI

Constant Currency Same Property NOI, sometimes also presented as “Same Property NOI” or “SPNOI”, is a non-IFRS financial measure, defined as NOI for investment properties that were owned for a full reporting period in both the current and comparative year, subject to certain adjustments including: (i) straight-line rental revenue recognition; (ii) amortization of operating leases; (iii) lease termination fees; and (iv) non-recurring transactions that are not expected to recur (v) excluding properties held for redevelopment and (vi) excluding impact of foreign currency translation by converting the foreign currency denominated SPNOI from comparative period at current period average exchange rates. Management considers. SPNOI is more fully defined and discussed in the REIT’s MD&A (see “Performance Measurement“).

SAME PROPERTY NOI

In thousands of CAD

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2023

2022

Var %

2023

2022

Var %

Same property NOI (1)

Americas

$39,549

$38,604

2.4 %

$113,979

$113,441

0.5 %

Europe

20,868

20,221

3.2 %

81,824

78,601

4.1 %

Australasia

30,502

28,639

6.5 %

97,620

91,041

7.2 %

Same property NOI (1)

$90,919

$87,464

4.0 %

$293,423

$283,083

3.7 %

Impact of foreign currency translation
on Same Property NOI

(2,049)

(7,551)

Straight-line rental revenue
recognition

994

694

1,517

(526)

Amortization of operating leases

(38)

(43)

(163)

(193)

Lease termination fees

34

227

55

Other transactions

845

(707)

1,021

25

Developments

3,055

1,145

23,466

19,076

Acquisitions

49

18

48,716

31,586

Dispositions

1,719

5,784

16,279

20,952

Intercompany/Elimination

540

515

2,136

1,845

NOI

$98,083

$92,855

5.6 %

$386,622

$348,352

11.0 %

Notes:

(1)

Same property NOI is a non-IFRS measure, defined and discussed in the REIT’s MD&A.

(2)

NOI is an additional IFRS measure presented on the consolidated statement of income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss). NOI is defined and discussed in the REIT’s MD&A.

Exhibit 2 – Funds From Operations Reconciliation

FFO is a supplemental non-IFRS industry wide financial measure of a REIT’s operating performance. FFO is more fully defined and discussed in the REIT’s MD&A (see “Performance Measurement” and “Funds From Operations“).

FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS

Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per unit amounts

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2023

2022

Variance

2023

2022

Variance

Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders

$(136,836)

$(100,195)

(36,641)

$(430,808)

$64,295

$(495,103)

Add / (Deduct):

(i) Fair market value losses (gains)

192,951

141,269

51,682

572,530

(64,258)

636,788

Less: Non-controlling interests’ share
of fair market value losses (gains)

(66,530)

(39,482)

(27,048)

(172,245)

56,034

(228,279)

(ii) Finance cost – Exchangeable Unit
distributions

154

342

(188)

1,180

1,368

(188)

(iii) Revaluation of financial liabilities

2,556

3,200

(644)

9,158

15,249

(6,091)

(iv) Unrealized foreign exchange loss
(gain)

9,969

(7,363)

17,332

3,512

(6,095)

9,607

Less: Non-controlling interests’ share
of unrealized foreign exchange loss
(gain)

(88)

(196)

108

9

(376)

385

(v) Deferred taxes

3,918

3,275

642

(45,261)

57,450

(102,712)

Less: Non-controlling interests’ share
of deferred taxes

7,703

(383)

8,086

15,348

(19,264)

34,612

(vi) Transaction costs

16,328

12,790

3,538

56,471

28,851

27,620

Less: Non-controlling interests’ share
of transaction costs

(1,018)

(10)

(1,008)

(6,226)

971

(7,197)

(vii) Convertible Debenture issuance
costs

2,682

14

2,668

7,283

7,062

221

(vii) Net adjustments for equity
accounted investments

1,838

14,387

(12,549)

29,881

6,940

22,941

(viii) Internal leasing costs

462

524

(62)

1,932

2,512

(580)

* Property taxes accounted for under
IFRIC 21

847

847

(xi) Net adjustment for lease amortization

(185)

(53)

(132)

(442)

(98)

(344)

(xii) Other FFO adjustments

2,854

9,459

(6,605)

15,089

17,531

(2,442)

Funds From Operations (“FFO”) (1)

$36,759

$37,578

$(819)

$141,375

$168,172

$(26,797)

FFO per Unit – Basic (3)

$0.15

$0.16

$(0.01)

$0.58

$0.71

$(0.13)

FFO per Unit – Diluted (4)

$0.15

$0.15

$—

$0.57

$0.70

$(0.13)

Adjusted weighted average units
outstanding
(2)

Basic (3)

244,959,959

241,928,826

3,031,133

244,169,923

237,322,182

6,847,741

Diluted (4)

246,316,642

245,588,209

728,433

245,906,967

240,395,485

5,511,482

Notes

(1)  Other FFO adjustments include items that, in management’s view, are not reflective of recurring earnings from core operations. For the year ended December 31, 2023, other FFO adjustments included (a) $9.6 million financing costs incurred with respect to an investment in unlisted securities, (b) $1.8 million of corporate G&A expenses related to the strategic philanthropic initiatives, including $1.2 million payable in 10 years and (c) $3.3 million of corporate financing costs related to short-term financing arrangement to fund property acquisition activity that are not reflective of long-term financing costs.

(2) FFO is not a measure recognized under IFRS and does not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS.  See Performance Measurements section in the REIT’s MD&A.

(3) Under IFRS the REIT’s Class B LP Units are treated as a financial liability rather than equity. The REIT has chosen to present an adjusted basic and diluted per unit measure that includes the Class B LP Units in basic and diluted units outstanding/weighted average units outstanding. There were 1,710,000 Class B LP Units outstanding as at December 31, 2023 and 1,710,000 outstanding as at December 31, 2022.

(4) Diluted units includes vested but unissued deferred trust units and the conversion of the REIT’s Convertible Debentures that would have a dilutive effect upon conversion at the holders’ contractual conversion price. Convertible Debentures are dilutive if the interest (net of tax and other changes in income or expense) per unit obtainable on conversion is less than the basic per unit measure.

Exhibit 3 – Adjusted Funds From Operations Reconciliation 

AFFO is a supplemental non-IFRS financial measure of a REIT’s operating performance and is intended to reflect a stabilized business environment. The REIT calculates AFFO as FFO, plus/minus certain adjustments as detailed below. AFFO is more fully defined and discussed in the REIT’s MD&A (see “Performance Measurement” and “Adjusted Funds From Operations“).

ADJUSTED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS

Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars,
except per unit amounts

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2023

2022

Variance

2023

2022

Variance

FFO (1)

$36,759

$37,578

$(819)

$141,375

$168,172

$(26,797)

Add / (Deduct):

(i) Amortization of marked to market
adjustment

(719)

719

(ii) Amortization of transactional deferred
financing charges

1,490

2,946

(1,456)

6,747

7,787

(1,040)

(iii) Straight-line revenue

(1,941)

204

(2,145)

(2,628)

39

(2,667)

 Less: non-controlling interests’ share of
straight-line revenue

537

(899)

1,436

(950)

(2,322)

1,372

(iv) Leasing costs and non-recoverable
maintenance capital expenditures

(3,228)

(3,053)

(175)

(13,582)

(12,050)

(1,532)

 Less: non-controlling interests’ share of
actual capex and leasing costs

49

52

(3)

428

365

63

(v) DUP Compensation Expense

(696)

4,646

(5,342)

6,684

11,874

(5,190)

(vi) Net adjustments for equity accounted investments

(135)

(34)

(101)

(319)

(483)

164

Adjusted Funds From Operations (“AFFO”) (1)

$32,835

$41,440

$(8,605)

$137,755

$172,663

$(34,908)

AFFO per Unit – Basic

$0.13

$0.17

$(0.04)

$0.56

$0.73

$(0.17)

AFFO per Unit – Diluted (3)

$0.13

$0.17

$(0.04)

$0.56

$0.72

$(0.16)

Distributions per Unit – Basic

$0.09

$0.20

$(0.11)

$0.65

$0.80

$(0.15)

Adjusted weighted average units outstanding: (2)

Basic

244,959,959

241,928,826

3,031,133

244,169,923

237,322,182

6,847,741

Diluted (3)

246,316,642

245,588,209

728,433

245,906,967

240,395,485

5,511,482

Notes

(1) FFO and AFFO are not measures recognized under IFRS and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS. See Performance Measurement section in the REIT’s MD&A.

(2) Under IFRS the REIT’s Class B LP Units are treated as a financial liability rather than equity. The REIT has chosen to present an adjusted basic and diluted per unit measure that includes the Class B LP Units in basic and diluted units outstanding/weighted average units outstanding. There were 1,710,000 Class B  LP Units outstanding as at December 31, 2023 and 1,710,000 outstanding as at December 31, 2022.

(3) Distributions per units is a non-IFRS ratio calculated as sum of the distributions on the REIT’s units and finance costs on Class B LP Units. Management does not consider finance costs on Class B LP units to be an financing cost of the REIT but rather component of the REIT’s total distributions. Distributions is not defined by IFRS and does not have a standard meaning and may not be comparable with similar measures presented by other issuers.

SOURCE NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

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