Hudson Pacific Updates 2018 Outlook in Connection with Ferry Building Acquisition

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) today reaffirmed its full-year 2018 FFO guidance of $1.83 to $1.89 per diluted share, excluding specified items.

As noted with respect to the previously stated guidance, specified items for full-year 2018 FFO guidance consist of transaction-related expenses of $0.1 million, the write-off of original issuance costs (i.e., deferred financing costs) of $0.4 million associated with the recast of the Companys unsecured revolving credit facility and 5- and 7-year term loan facilities, and unrealized gains from changes in fair value on non-real estate investments of $0.9 million.

The full-year 2018 FFO estimates also reflect managements view of current and future market conditions, including assumptions with respect to rental rates, occupancy levels and the earnings impact of events referenced in this press release, but otherwise excludes any impact from future unannounced or speculative acquisitions, dispositions, debt financings or repayments, recapitalizations, capital markets activity or similar matters. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from this estimate.

Below are some of the assumptions the Company used in providing this guidance (dollars in thousands):

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    Full Year 2018
Metric   Low   High
Growth in Same-Store Office property cash NOI(1)(2)(3)   4.0%   5.0%
Growth in Same-Store Studio property cash NOI(1)(2)   10.0%   11.0%
GAAP non-cash revenue (straight-line rent and above/below-market rents)(4)   $42,000   $52,000
GAAP non-cash expense (above/below-market ground rent)   $(2,900)   $(2,900)
General and administrative expenses(5)   $(58,000)   $(63,000)
Interest expense, net(6)   $(82,500)   $(85,500)
FFO attributable to non-controlling interests   $(20,000)   $(24,000)
Weighted average common stock/units outstandingdiluted(7)   157,150,000   158,150,000
 
(1)   Same-store is defined as the 29 office properties or two studio properties, as applicable, owned and included in the Companys stabilized portfolio as of January 1, 2017, and anticipated to still be owned and included in the stabilized portfolio through December 31, 2018.
(2) Please see non-GAAP information below for a definition of cash NOI.
(3) This estimate excludes approximately $4.2 million of material one-time tenant improvement cost reimbursements received in 2017, which were likewise excluded from prior year (2017) guidance for purposes of same-store office property cash NOI growth estimates. Please see the Same-Store Analysis in the Companys Fourth Quarter 2017 Supplemental Operating and Financial Information report for further detail regarding these reimbursements.
(4) Includes non-cash straight-line rent associated with the studio properties.
(5) Includes non-cash compensation expense, which the Company estimates at $17,500 in 2018.
(6) Includes amortization of deferred financing costs and loan premiums, which the Company estimates at $6,000 in 2018.
(7) Diluted shares represent ownership in the Company through shares of common stock, OP Units and other convertible or exchangeable instruments. The weighted average fully diluted common stocks/units outstanding for 2018 includes an estimate for dilution impact of stock grants to the Companys executives under its 2016, 2017 and 2018 outperformance programs, as well as performance-based awards under the Companys special one-time retention award grants. This estimate is based on the projected award potential of such programs as of the end of such periods, as calculated in accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification 260 Earnings Per Share.

The Company does not provide a reconciliation for non-GAAP estimates on a forward-looking basis, including the information under 2018 Outlook above, where it is unable to provide a meaningful or accurate calculation or estimation of reconciling items and the information is not available without unreasonable effort. This is due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting the timing and/or amount of various items that would impact net income attributable to common stockholders per diluted share, which is the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measure. This includes, for example, acquisition costs and other non-core items that have not yet occurred, are out of the Companys control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information. Forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures provided without the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures may vary materially from the corresponding GAAP financial measures.

About Hudson Pacific Properties

Hudson Pacific Properties is a visionary real estate investment trust that owns and operates more than 17 million square feet of marquee office and studio properties. Focused on premier West Coast epicenters of innovation, media and technology, its anchor tenants include Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Netflix, Google, Square, Uber, NFL Enterprises and more. Hudson Pacific is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol HPP, and listed as a component of the Russell 2000 and the Russell 3000 indices. For more information visit HudsonPacificProperties.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as may, will, should, expects, intends, plans, anticipates, believes, estimates, predicts, or potential or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Companys control, which may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. All forward-looking statements reflect the Companys good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Companys future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled Risk Factors in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 16, 2018, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC.

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
Laura Campbell
Senior Vice
President, Investor Relations & Marketing
(310) 622-1702
[email protected]

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