(By Balaseshan) Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) reported a wider quarterly loss due to impairment charges and losses on the early extinguishment of debt, despite a 13.3% growth in revenue. The real estate investment trust (REIT) issued fiscal 2013 guidance.
Loss for the fourth quarter widened to $228.71 million or $0.50 per share from $45.46 million or $0.10 per share in the same period last year.
The net loss for the quarter was principally due to impairment charges and losses on the early extinguishment of debt which were partially offset by gains on acquisitions and dispositions of real estate. Core funds from operations (FFO) per share fell to $0.42 from $0.44.
Total revenue increased to $517.56 million from $456.78 million.
The company said it leased a record 40.5 million square feet (3.8 million square meters) in its combined operating and development portfolios in the fourth quarter. Prologis ended the quarter with 94.0% occupancy in its operating portfolio, up 90 basis points over the prior quarter and 180 basis points over year end 2011.
Prologis completed $1.3 billion in contributions and dispositions in the fourth quarter, of which more than $1.0 billion was Prologis' share. Committed capital during the latest quarter totaled about $1.2 billion, of which $909 million was Prologis' share.
Prologis completed about $1.1 billion of capital markets activity in the fourth quarter, which includes debt financings, re-financings, and pay-downs.
Looking ahead into the fiscal 2013, the company expects core FFO of $1.60 to $1.70 per share, and projects to recognize a range of a loss of $0.07 per share to earnings of $0.03 per share.
PLD closed Tuesday's regular session at $40.28. The stock has been trading between $30.03 and $41.02 for the past 52 weeks.