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Getty Realty (GTY)

Participants
Josh Dicker SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Christopher Constant CEO
Mark Olear COO
Danion Fielding CFO
Nikita Bely JPMorgan
John Massocca Ladenburg Thalmann
Craig Mailman KeyBanc Capital Markets
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Operator

Good morning everyone and welcome to Getty Realty’s Earning Conference Call for the Fourth Quarter and Year End 2019. this call is being recorded. Prior to starting the call Josh Dicker, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company will read the safe harbor statement and provide information about our non-GAAP financial measures.

Please go ahead Mr. Decker.

Josh Dicker

operator. you, Thank to Getty like call. all joining for I fourth thank quarter for Realty's conference and us would you yearend earnings Yesterday XX, its and afternoon released for the quarter the financial year XXXX. results December ended company The Investor website section the available Relations and Form of earnings X-K gettyrealty.com. are in release at our

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Christopher Constant

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redevelopment incur our to which our profitability during year. we weighed certain made program expenses for our the addition, on matters in and environmental In decision the litigation

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portfolio will investment discuss I Mark that and With to to turn call Olear the over activities. our

Mark Olear

Thank you Chris.

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In the the on projects projects include signed letters letters X recaptured of which advance All tenants which are redevelopment been vacant leases with these and on sign ended intent terms but current signed net active have X to to intent triple of quarter two properties of redevelopment subject the process. are and leases yet through not projects currently from which we properties. XX or continuing leases

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will returns that company $XX.X the million we the estimate of in of capital will these by we and where spending excess generate could side, total invest require funds these incremental Getty the market projects today. investment acquisition in XX to On

be the on XX information redevelopment investor website. more which For our to refer please presentation our on can of pipeline found detailed page

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properties dispositions nine proceeds sold lease $X.X us of during XXXX to or for sold the terms properties their approximately returned agreements. realizing vacant we by Turning million. The were of to tenants

these minimal. net be will a impact financial expect of dispositions We

landlords. the during which exited five previously third-party we we addition leased In properties from year

we have where property selectively the potential. As properties as have and does to no of made we dispose look we is that determination location a the CNG longer ahead redevelopment competitive continue not

net of ended XXX the redevelopment all activity vacant X of properties. active we year result a As with leased properties, X our and sites

Our years overall approximately and occupancy at lease active redevelopments is XX%. remains XX our consistent weighted term average excluding

over With the I call that to turn Danion.

Danion Fielding

Mark. you Thank

mortgage increase receivables our tenant prior year's which total the were our over X.X% reimbursement X.X% and fourth-quarter the the excludes $XX.X grew For on quarter and interest revenues income of million, $XX.X to those an million. rental

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quarter a to and project During to projected are the our incurred related decision redevelopment fees fourth related proactively of we costs certain settlement. environmental one-time litigation, legal we higher of our where than XXXX, to terminate nearing a

specific refer to more movements yesterday's For please information release. earnings on expense

$XX.X million for per per to year’s or as quarter for share prior the $X.XX was $X.XX compared FFO the share million quarter. $XX.X Our or

share was $XX share as $X.XX quarter million prior or the for compared year's per quarter. to the or per $XX.X $X.XX AFFO for million Our

redevelopment. million XXXX receivables the to mortgage and year X.X% from $XXX.X rental in revenues growth escalators our million in and grew Again, and by tenant which and our income on interest successful acquisitions With of this and both X.X% ended reimbursement net $XXX.X leases our to notes execution stems the total respectively. excludes

increased. For which variable. was expenses highly The expense driver and continues other increases the property fees increases be line in costs the and year ended for XXXX primary to item our included professional in redevelopment cost operating environmental our

the or $X.XX FFO was $XX.X Our as to share share for $XX.X compared prior $X.XX per year year. million or the million per for

or as share $XX.X per Our was the or $X.XX AFFO $XX.X to for share million the million year. per prior $X.XX for year compared

activities. million and credit We long-term with Turning which to the XXX our XXX market XXXX balance million of XX under our sheet capital includes ended fixed-rate of agreement million debt. borrowings and

is remains The is maturity XX% our of earliest weighted cost X.X our XXXX. average borrowing debt debt years X.X%. Our and is maturity our and average rate weighted of fixed debt

X.X to is Our debt conservative capitalization our stands at total times. is Our to EBITDA to XX% value commonly net XX%, debt total debt and asset

during programs quarter the In addition, issued our market for and $XX.XX we share. $X.X average capital per at of an utilized at equity million price

of ATM we per program For million $XX.X average price our through share. $XX.XX at an the raised year

the for ended ended spending environmental XXXX quarter at company's the and $X.X $XX.X million, Our mediation and year year year environmental million respectively. liability $X.X but quarter the million down net million was XX, approximately and the December $X.X

XXXX introducing our a range of $X.XX Finally, we per AFFO per guidance are share $X.XX share. to at

assume redevelopment guidance of capital all as leasing acquisitions will includes XXXX, not but does of future does any for continue activities Our or transaction markets disposition activity. execute to this activity and the that date our expectations reflect on our we potential although it remainder

specific we we rent guidance will forego that our properties our The expectation impact this factors which include redevelopment. for year when recapture

and dilution activities borrowings associated our in in for pursuing which deals increase that cost not expenses company’s completed. ultimately our The of acquisitions we additional active of capital remain could and result that will will expectation XXXX year in XXXX. raising expectation with the full Our redevelopments impact

With turn to that the I call back will Chris.

Christopher Constant

concludes remarks. That you. our prepared Thank

So open to the ask questions. let the me operator for call

Operator

Thank you. Thank Instructions] you. [Operator

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Nikita Bely

guidance costs Getty? Good environmental in morning for your in guys. embedded What's XXXX

Christopher Constant

that Our could materially of sort $X.XX say year-over-year to any overall simply provide we XXXX. AFFO additional than from I breakdown to don't guidance anything $X.XX other change don't we expect is would

Nikita Bely

doing it you little you split at flow? percentage was so deal terms right split maybe Do And on bit plan are of be a looking of just will of like split XXXX c-stores that more pipelines between and you auto maintain guys XX/XX. the mentioned total the your you in the kind order or of to sounds now,

Christopher Constant

Yes.

I other think gas for planning feel we're we're our the continuing acting convenience on to automotive and where view is the as that. and underwrite right as on we opportunities opportunities that's us well opportunity

are what think not growing number investing underwriting and of either are have any really our have we shift split we aspects both there's year we we targeting specific or areas target class. we but comfortable So given really have and two comfortable we is specific at asset any for what that but portfolio in no that

Nikita Bely

Yes.

the has is give acquisition came understanding at XQ is you us the because quarters of why of factorial pricing? the through curious and volume, that little past deals year-to-date. you is up it recent timing the picked and it of type Just obviously a and Can that or it all? since looking bit just Is of were

Mark Olear

Olear. It's timing effective Mark the transactions more progressed Yes. through of the is they This just as XXXX.

Nikita Bely

deal So to future your basically XQ the what they're saying is, we from shouldn't flow we were make assumption? extrapolate XQ if into an and

Mark Olear

mean Yes, I our historically been has transaction lumpier. activity

are consistent be year think and it's recurring any to make I quarter. time every significant given level hope on amount we a going more comment but any not We over to underwriting on we're

Nikita Bely

question last list, watch and comments on tenant right All on credit that? any

Mark Olear

have of really our worthy We our property do and a to here call. coverages the process we've note assets. that the a nothing also the watch health list about in review bring which to spoken at past of people maintain not on We there's tenants I've to the that's to monitor individual up our only but specific

Nikita Bely

very you Thank Okay. much.

Operator

Thank you.

from comes Please John question questions. next Massocca with Ladenburg proceed with Our your Thalmann.

John Massocca

Good morning.

Christopher Constant

Hi John.

John Massocca

transactions? end wondering the So and transactions provide quarter during I kind little on maybe and subsequent the wash you a c-store how of car quarter deals the was the source both color could you

Christopher Constant

off different. each a first little Well, Sure. every is transaction

and at afford much time our So and let deals. some faster opportunity to specifically, of the that history answer moves maybe more sector more because the and velocity we Mark I’ll CNG the look within have but along because a some of routinely more relationships takes

we see sectors active presence other experience more same get have We [indiscernible]. more sourcing but accelerate and I the to in in that starting market think a automotive and we're of are as in very trend that

Mark Olear

what regarding the we've sourcing, just past. doing it's Just a to commitment continued in been

doing tenant sponsored new sectors. in few deals, brokered We with and that. It's to the It's last are growing we've the outreach sourcing development. growing trade some existing various that staying on with for just been opportunities the just we or existing relationships resources top that business standard of to our are dedicated that base our research marketed widely up shows, growing internal following tenants years deals direct commitment to

John Massocca

Okay. acquisition kind transactions implied that I many how just XQ, was of mean, which activity? and in XQ

Christopher Constant

one Well, and in leaseback the of fourth non-individual beginning and quarter, it sale transaction. transactions portfolio one was portfolio individual in and the sale year it's leaseback this one

John Massocca

kind in Okay, that? development then pipeline. from your more one that that prepared the color deal sense. you removed makes Can a guys maybe was mentioned you on And provide of little remarks

Christopher Constant

Yes.

time through program, into to There of efforts development permits the are a precedes pipeline. the development achieve the to program will required and portfolio make the the we those of not that and development strategic the terminate or the on development and of process. rest focus decision deals entitlements As entire put the

So there to are the decisions deals we on. make that at just risk terminate activity

John Massocca

progress terminated or original kind for when kind kind find And need do being of it to go of that back asset is alternative property? you mean did C-store an that the of solution to an

Christopher Constant

each strategic a for net to vacant on the if property and on it's it different it's best work a portfolio plan in a there. will lease likely we property level. property If It's highest stay continue

in is, buckets on it it So of and from currently where comes where portfolio. the really depends various our

answer one-size-fits-all So It's right it's kind not there. decision the for a of property. each

John Massocca

it's the to placement the on of kind maybe then where I but are still sheet, far going given rates interest $XXX that’s decently today? to XXXX note, there is million potential And prepay private particularly know in out balance Okay. any mature

Danion Fielding

it's provisions those there. all notes On in here. they whole Danion in John make

year related we us later from to our of that the hear costs this so analysis you'll mind is probably obviously something, and at on progress the to do are where So year top that that as we look to is during have issuance

John Massocca

Okay. from Thank That's you, me. very it much.

Operator

you. Thank

Our Markets. comes KeyBanc Mailman proceed question. next question with Please from your Capital Craig with

Craig Mailman

last something we guys of the know in in car bit but you a XQ I bit tougher. Could so more XQ washes guys guys. made has to far? a or pricing you here about deals get Hey, year little you more just what talk interested competitive a kind was and talked were little bit

Christopher Constant

Well, I driven. that's be competitive. to I think some the relationship think of market And continues

dynamic. in I sure really real-estate competing I'm mentioned multiple think both of in terms and think some anything MSAs. we overall the the that competitive have we're where of But changed across be I future. I targeting of parties don’t relationships think is various has will all companies And in the institutional

Craig Mailman

What yield got that the the was on acquisitions? guys you XXXX

Christopher Constant

Yes, that the been we've yields' Craig. similar very about, talking where to

the where at So, to we've is we're of market always kind is high really sixes said looking mid-sevens.

three seven half. a deviated six think to and So, is that and nothing quarters overall. from really And

Craig Mailman

targets? deals, forma how And then, deploy kind pro XQ leveraged within your can capital much and the think you you of remain do

Christopher Constant

that pace I certainly an the that, ability at to some Well, maybe at kind same choose think our if issue like average years, could product capacity to but ATM. grow ample depends use of to last that of activity on we've you have we line. And of the take look on continue capacity of rate. our over couple we to ample remaining got under that If feel the we

to that. the is to ATM obviously, add And would price ability only under be where and given wherever the issue stock might the

Craig Mailman

you. Thank great. Okay,

Christopher Constant

from from our to no, there's maintain where be Be there has historical mean just years. no to leverage materially clear. plan leverage real We deviate that. to over there's I a the and deviate been last just no -- for plan profile a is us several rough

Craig Mailman

if you before how to you Right. just deploy a or need million it comfortable about equity out the is XXX would get guys like figure substantial trying -- door before No, do to what a would portfolio XXX need putting came at you I was million much equity? raises, feel a you could the

Christopher Constant

Yes.

the north deal equity our somewhat program the a need do of I large mitigate do available which would portfolio. ATM under And we got larger obviously to were think well a we've if revolver. go have million there XXX

of equity look deals. capital -- again So, at of done to we grow at We but of all we've look business. kind lager the look our as we sources

think there tool right I that's a in -- there. So of our transaction each is minds, out for type

Craig Mailman

thanks. Great,

Operator

we further time no this At you. questions. have Thank

to closure So, back return remarks. Constant like I'd for or further Mr. any to

Christopher Constant

the for end on everybody get at XXXX quarter Well, of call first off, of end back the everybody forward Getty first look with in thanks the phone appreciate at your the the today. We being interest you April. on Again Realty. to

Operator

concludes now our conference Thank you. call. This

You time. this at may disconnect