Navigation Links
Brookdale Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results
Date:2/27/2008

Fourth Quarter 2007 And Full Year 2007 Highlights - Revenue for the fourth quarter was $469.5 million, up 8.6% from the fourth quarter of 2006. Revenue for the full year was $1.8 billion, a 40%

increase from $1.3 billion for full year 2006. - Average occupancy for the fourth quarter was 90.6% and for the full year

was 90.7%, up from 90.4% for the full year of 2006. - Same store Facility Operating Income for the fourth quarter grew 8.9% over the fourth quarter of 2006 and for the full year same store Facility Operating Income grew 9.0%, in both cases, excluding integration-related accounting items and including the effect of the historical results of

American Retirement's ("ARC") facilities for both periods. - Cash From Facility Operations for the quarter was $28.7 million, or $0.28 per outstanding common share, and was $0.43 per outstanding common share,

excluding integration and acquisition costs and charges relating to

integration-related accounting items. - Fourth quarter net loss of $(49.2) million, or $(0.49) per diluted common share, including non-cash expenses of $66.9 million for depreciation and

amortization, non-cash compensation expense and straight-line lease

expense, net of deferred gain amortization.

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2007. Net loss for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2007 was $(49.2) million and $(162.0) million, respectively, or $(0.49) and $(1.60) per diluted common share. The losses include non-cash items for depreciation and amortization, non- (49,124) (37,124) (162,372) (107,416)

Minority interest (113) (233) 393 (671)

Net loss $(49,237) $(37,357) $(161,979) $(108,087)

Basic and diluted loss per

share $(0.49) $(0.37) $(1.60) $(1.34)

Weighted average shares used

in computing basic and diluted

loss per share 101,656 101,205 101,511 80,842

Dividends declared per share $0.50 $0.45 $1.95 $1.55

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

December 31, December 31,

2007 2006

Cash and cash equivalents $100,904 $68,034

Cash and escrow deposits - restricted 76,962 61,116

Accounts receivable, net 66,807 58,987

Other current assets 47,162 82,095

Total current assets 291,835 270,232

Property, plant, equipment and

leasehold intangibles, net 3,760,453 3,672,333

Other long-term assets 759,334 813,435

Total assets $4,811,622 $4,756,000

Current liabilities $549,767 $508,905

Long-term debt, less current portion 2,119,217 1,690,570

Other long-term liabilities 723,100 787,912

Total liabilities 3,392,084 2,987,387

Minority interests - 4,601

Stockholders' equity 1,419,538 1,764,012

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $4,811,622 $4,756,000

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

(in thousands)

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2007 2006

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

Net loss $(161,979) $(108,087)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to

net cash provided by operating activities:

Loss on extinguishment of debt 2,683 1,526

Depreciation and amortization 306,989 193,190

Minority interest (393) 671

(Gain) loss on sale of assets (457) 123

Equity in loss of unconsolidated ventures 3,386 3,705

Distributions from uncon. ventures

from cumulative share of net earnings 1,521 336

Amortization of deferred gain (4,342) (4,345)

Amortization of entrance fees (19,241) (8,149)

Proceeds from deferred entrance fee revenue 19,330 12,796

Deferred income tax benefit (103,180) (39,267)

Change in deferred lease liability 25,439 24,699

Change in fair value of derivatives

and amortization 73,222 38

Stock-based compensation 20,113 26,612

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net (6,134) (23,022)

Prepaid expenses and other assets, net 14,783 6,598

Accounts payable and accrued expenses 21,512 (4,156)

Tenant refundable fees and security deposits 6,410 2,644

Net cash provided by operating

activities 199,662 85,912

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

Decrease in lease security deposits

and lease acquisition deposits, net 2,620 9,144

(Increase) decrease in cash and

escrow deposits - restricted (15,002) 35,555

Net proceeds from sale of property,

plant and equipment 6,700 -

Distributions received from

unconsolidated ventures 2,038 1,240

Additions to property, plant, equipment

and leasehold intangibles, net of related

payables (169,556) (68,313)

Acquisition of assets, net of related

payables and cash received (172,101) (1,968,391)

Issuance of notes receivable, net (11,133) (9,850)

Investment in joint ventures (1,985) (2,071)

Net cash used in investing activities (358,419) (2,002,686)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

Proceeds from debt 591,524 743,190

Repayment of debt and capital lease

obligations (115,253) (230,177)

Buyout of capital lease obligations (51,114) -

Proceeds from line of credit 671,500 378,500

Repayment of line of credit (637,000) (215,000)

Payment of dividends (196,827) (104,183)

Payment of financing costs, net of

related payables (14,012) (22,404)

Cash portion of loss on extinguishment

of debt (2,040) -

Other (1,010) -

Refundable entrance fees:

Proceeds from refundable entrance fees 25,919 14,760

Refunds of entrance fees (19,557) (9,188)

Recouponing and payment of swap termination (60,503)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net - 1,354,063

Costs incurred related to follow-on

equity offering - (2,435)

Net cash provided by financing

activities 191,627 1,907,126

Net increase (decrease) in cash

and cash equivalents 32,870 (9,648)

Cash and cash equivalents at

beginning of period 68,034 77,682

Cash and cash equivalents at end of

period $100,904 $68,034

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is a measure of operating performance that is not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, income from operations or cash flows provided by or used in operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is a key measure of the Company's operating performance used by management to focus on operating performance and management without mixing in items of income and expense that relate to long-term contracts and the financing and capitalization of the business. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes, non-operating (income) loss items, depreciation and amortization, straight-line lease expense (income), amortization of deferred gain, amortization of deferred entrance fees, and non-cash compensation expense and including entrance fee receipts and refunds.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating our performance, results of operations and financial position for the following reasons:
-- It is helpful in identifying trends in our day-to-day performance

because the items excluded have little or no significance to our day-

to-day operations;

-- It provides an assessment of controllable expenses and affords

management the ability to make decisions which are expected to

facilitate meeting current financial goals as well as achieve optimal

financial performance; and

-- It is an indication to determine if adjustments to current spending

decisions are needed.

The table below reconciles Adjusted EBITDA from net loss for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended

December 31, December 31,

2007(1)(2) 2006(1) 2007(1)(2) 2006(1)

Net loss $(49,237) $(37,357) $(161,979) $(108,087)

Minority interest 113 233 (393) 671

Benefit for income taxes (32,852) (25,004) (101,260) (38,491)

Equity in loss of unconsolidated

ventures 1,024 1,419 3,386 3,705

Loss (gain) on extinguishment of

debt 1,880 (1,222) 2,683 1,526

Other non-operating income (164) - (402) -

Interest Expense:

Debt 30,036 22,439 114,518 74,133

Capitalized lease obligation 6,953 6,734 29,473 23,561

Amortization of deferred

financing costs 2,186 1,882 7,064 5,061

Change in fair value of

derivatives and amortization 42,329 (1,384) 73,222 38

Interest income (2,442) (3,101) (7,519) (6,810)

Loss from operations (174) (35,361) (41,207) (44,693)

Depreciation and amortization 65,235 74,000 299,925 188,129

Straight-line lease expense 6,624 8,077 25,439 24,699

Amortization of deferred gain (1,087) (1,086) (4,342) (4,345)

Amortization of entrance fees (5,019) (4,751) (19,241) (8,149)

Non-cash compensation expense (6,037) 13,987 20,113 26,612

Entrance fee receipts(3) 13,916 16,327 45,249 27,556

Entrance fee disbursements (4,069) (4,648) (19,557) (9,188)

Adjusted EBITDA $69,389 $66,545 $306,379 $200,621

(1) The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA includes merger, integration, and

certain other non-recurring expenses, as well as acquisition

transition costs, totaling $8.1 million and $6.6 million for the three

months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively, and $19.0

million and $16.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31,

2007 and 2006, respectively.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2007 includes $7.0

million of charges to facility operating expenses in the quarter ended

December 31, 2007, which relates to the Company's desire to conform

its policies across all of its platforms including $5.9 million

related to estimated uncollectible accounts and $1.1 million of

accounting conformity adjustments pertaining to inventory and certain

accrual policies.

(3) Includes the receipt of refundable and non-refundable entrance fees.

Cash From Facility Operations

Cash From Facility Operations is a measurement of liquidity that is not calculated in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation as a substitute for cash flows provided by or used in operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP. We define Cash From Facility Operations as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities adjusted for changes in operating assets and liabilities, deferred interest and fees added to principal, refundable entrance fees received, entrance fee refunds disbursed, other and recurring capital expenditures. Recurring capital expenditures include expenditures capitalized in accordance with GAAP that are funded from CFFO. Amounts excluded from recurring capital expenditures consist primarily of unusual or non-recurring capital items (including integration capital expenditures), facility purchases and/or major projects or renovations that are funded using financing proceeds and/or proceeds from the sale of facilities that are held for sale. Through 2007, the portion of capital expenditures deemed to be recurring capital expenditures in any period has consisted only of actual cash expenditures. Recent system enhancements will allow the Company, beginning in 2008, to report as recurring capital expenditures both amounts paid and accrued in any period. Also beginning in 2008, our calculation of CFFO will be modified to subtract principal amortization related to our capital leases that do not contain a bargain purchase option.

We believe Cash From Facility Operations is useful to investors in evaluating our liquidity for the following reasons:
-- It provides an assessment of our ability to facilitate meeting current

financial and liquidity goals.

-- To assess our ability to:

(i) service our outstanding indebtedness;

(ii) pay dividends; and

(iii) make regular recurring capital expenditures to maintain and

improve our facilities.

The table below reconciles Cash From Facility Operations from net cash provided by operating activities for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended

December 31, December 31,

2007(1)(2) 2006(1) 2007(1)(2) 2006(1)

Net cash provided by operating

activities $61,253 $32,235 $199,662 $85,912

Changes in operating assets and

liabilities (33,117) 5,556 (36,571) 17,936

Refundable entrance fees received(3) 8,901 7,860 25,919 14,760

Entrance fee refunds disbursed (4,069) (4,648) (19,557) (9,188)

Recurring capital expenditures, net (5,561) (8,500) (25,048) (23,518)

Reimbursement of operating expenses

and other 1,320 1,150 4,430 5,000

Cash From Facility Operations $28,727 $33,653 $148,835 $90,902

(1) The calculation of Cash From Facility Operations includes merger,

integration and certain other non-recurring expenses, as well as

acquisition transition costs, totaling $8.1 million and $6.6 million

for the three months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively,

and $19.0 million and $16.8 million for the twelve months ended

December 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively.

(2) CFFO for the year ended December 31, 2007 includes $7.0 million of

charges to facility operating expenses in the quarter ended December

31, 2007, which relates to the Company's desire to conform its

policies across all of its platforms including $5.9 million of

estimated uncollectible accounts and $1.1 million of accounting

conformity adjustments pertaining to inventory and certain accrual

policies.

(3) Total entrance fee receipts for the three months ended December 31,

2007 and 2006 were $13.9 million and $16.3 million, respectively,

including $5.0 million and $8.5 million, respectively, of non-

refundable entrance fee receipts included in net cash provided by

operating activities. Total entrance fee receipts for the twelve

months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 were $45.2 million and $27.6

million, respectively, including $19.3 million and $12.8 million,

respectively, of non-refundable entrance fee receipts included in net

cash provided by operating activities.

The calculation of Cash From Facility Operations per outstanding common share is based on outstanding common shares at the end of the period, excluding any unvested restricted shares.

Beginning in 2008, reported CFFO will be modified to subtract principal amortization related to capital leases that do not have a bargain purchase option. Below is a table that presents the CFFO results since 2006 under this modified definition of CFFO.

($ per share, 2007 Quarter Ending: Full Full

all items rounded to the March June Sept. Dec. Year Year

nearest penny) 31 30 30 31 2007 2006

Current Reported CFFO 0.33 0.42 0.43 0.28 1.46 1.06

Less: Amortization (0.04) (0.04) (0.04) (0.04) (0.16) (0.08)

Plus: Amort of Leases w/

Below Mkt. Purchase Options

and Debt 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.03 0.10 0.04

Reported CFFO per Revised

Definition 0.32 0.41 0.41 0.27 1.41 1.03

Impact of Integration-related

Accounting Items - - - 0.07 0.07 -

Integration Expenses 0.03 0.04 0.04 0.08 0.19 0.20

Facility Operating Income

Facility Operating Income is not a measurement of operating performance calculated in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation as a substitute for net income, income from operations, or cash flows provided by or used in operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP. We define Facility Operating Income as net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes, non-operating (income) loss items, depreciation and amortization, facility lease expense, general and administrative expense, including non-cash stock compensation expense, amortization of deferred entrance fee revenue and management fees.

We believe Facility Operating Income is useful to investors in evaluating our facility operating performance for the following reasons:
-- It is helpful in identifying trends in our day-to-day facility

performance;

-- It provides an assessment of our revenue generation and expense

management; and

-- It provides an indicator to determine if adjustments to current

spending decisions are needed.

The table below reconciles Facility Operating Income from net loss for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended

December 31, December 31,

2007(1) 2006 2007(1) 2006

Net loss $(49,237) $(37,357) $(161,979) $(108,087)

Minority interest 113 233 (393) 671

Benefit for income taxes (32,852) (25,004) (101,260) (38,491)

Equity in loss of unconsolidated

ventures 1,024 1,419 3,386 3,705

Loss (gain) on extinguishment of

debt cash compensation expense and straight-line lease expense, net of deferred gain amortization, which totaled $66.9 million and $348.2 million, respectively.

Bill Sheriff, Brookdale's CEO, said, "Despite the difficult economic environment, we grew our reported 2007 CFFO per share greater than 35% over 2006. We believe that the fundamentals of our business remain solid with demand from an aging population growing faster than supply of new senior housing units. We maintained our overall occupancy throughout the year, and we remain positive given our new initiatives, particularly in sales and marketing. In addition, our new integrated operating platform puts us in a much stronger position for 2008. We are confident in the strength of our business. Given the current economic conditions, with the strong industry dynamics and the growth of our ancillary services business, we believe Brookdale can continue to grow CFFO per share by 15-20% in 2008 and beyond."

Mark Ohlendorf, Co-President and CFO of Brookdale, commented, "During the fourth quarter, we substantially completed the integration of our multiple legacy platforms. We continue to report strong same store results. Excluding the impact of integration-related accounting items, our fourth quarter same store Facility Operating Income grew 8.9% over 2006. The ancillary services business is also maturing - we started providing therapy services to over 12,000 legacy Brookdale units in 2007. We continue to see strength in our same store operating metrics and are well positioned to achieve our growth objectives in 2008."

As a dividend-paying company, Brookdale's management utilizes Adjusted EBITDA and Cash From Facility Operations to evaluate the Company's performance and liquidity because these metrics exclude non-cash expenses such as depreciation and amortization, non-cash compensation expense and straight-line lease expense, net of deferred gain amortization. Brookdale also uses Facility Operating Inco 1,880 (1,222) 2,683 1,526

Other non-operating loss (164) - (402) -

Interest expense:

Debt 30,036 22,439 114,518 74,133

Capitalized lease obligation 6,953 6,734 29,473 23,561

Amortization of deferred

financing costs 2,186 1,882 7,064 5,061

Change in fair value of

derivatives and amortization 42,329 (1,384) 73,222 38

Interest income (2,442) (3,101) (7,519) (6,810)

Loss from operations (174) (35,361) (41,207) (44,693)

Depreciation and amortization 65,235 74,000 299,925 188,129

Facility lease expense 68,263 72,799 271,628 228,779

General and administrative

(including non-cash stock

compensation expense) 26,869 44,439 138,013 117,897

Amortization of entrance fees(2) (5,019) (4,751) (19,241) (8,149)

Management fees (2,012) (2,459) (6,789) (5,617)

Facility Operating Income $153,162 $148,667 $642,329 $476,346

(1) Facility operating income for the year ended December 31, 2007

includes $7.0 million of charges to facility operating expenses in the

quarter ended December 31, 2007, which relates to the Company's desire

to conform its policies across all of its platforms including $5.9

million of estimated uncollectible accounts and $1.1 million of

accounting conformity adjustments pertaining to inventory and certain

accrual policies.

(2) Entrance fee sales, net of refunds paid, provided $9.8 million and

$11.7 million of cash for the three months ended December 31, 2007 and

2006, respectively, and $25.7 million and $18.4 million for the twelve

months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively.

Operating Data

The same store data, which includes, in both cases, the effect of the historical results of the ARC facilities for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands) is presented below:

Three months ended December 31,

2007 2006 % Change

Revenue $375,147 $349,609 7.3%

Operating Expense(1) 246,541 225,073 9.5%

Facility Operating Income $128,606 $124,535 3.3%

Facility Operating Margin 34.3% 35.6% -1.3%

# Locations 425 425

Avg. Occupancy 90.8% 91.1% -0.3%

Avg. Mo. Revenue/unit $3,681 $3,419 7.7%

Twelve months ended December 31,

2007 2006 % Change

Revenue $1,469,354 $1,374,912 6.9%

Operating Expense(1) 934,032 877,158 6.5%

Facility Operating Income $535,322 $497,754 7.5%

Facility Operating Margin 36.4% 36.2% 0.2%

# Locations 425 425

Avg. Occupancy 90.9% 90.9% 0.0%

Avg. Mo. Revenue/unit $3,600 $3,369 6.9%

(1) Includes $7.0 million of charges to facility operating expenses in the

quarter ended December 31, 2007, which relates to the Company's desire

to conform its policies across all of its platforms including $5.9

million of estimated uncollectible accounts and $1.1 million of

accounting conformity adjustments pertaining to inventory and certain

accrual policies.

Excluding the $7.0 million of charges relating to integration-related accounting items, the same store data is as follows:

Three months ended December 31,

2007 2006 % Change

Revenue $375,147 $349,609 7.3%

Operating Expense 239,496 225,073 6.4%

Facility Operating Income $135,651 $124,535 8.9%

Facility Operating Margin 36.2% 35.6% 0.6%

Twelve months ended December 31,

2007 2006 % Change

Revenue $1,469,354 $1,374,912 6.9%

Operating Expense 926,987 877,158 5.7%

Facility Operating Income $542,367 $497,754 9.0%

Facility Operating Margin 36.9% 36.2% 0.7%

Our facility breakdown at December 31, 2007 was as follows:

Percentage of

Number of Number of Q4 2007

Ownership Type Facilities Units/Beds Revenues

Owned 171 18,858 39.5%

Leased 357 28,812 60.1%

Managed 22 4,416 0.4%

Total 550 52,086 100.0%

Operating Type

Retirement Centers 87 15,990 29.8%

Assisted Living 409 21,087 43.0%

CCRCs 32 10,593 26.8%

Managed 22 4,416 0.4%

Total 550 52,086 100.0%

Our capital expenditures for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 were as follows (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended

December 31, December 31,

2007 2006 2007 2006

Type

Recurring $6,303 $9,181 $27,404 $26,272

Reimbursements (742) (681) (2,356) (2,754)

Net recurring 5,561 8,500 25,048 23,518

Corporate(1) 2,471 - 13,907 4,579

EBITDA-enhancing(2) 12,156 10,836 57,435 19,905

Development(3) 23,869 9,002 59,610 17,557

Other(4) 11,200 - 11,200 -

Net Total Capital Expenditures $55,257 $28,338 $167,200 $65,559

(1) Corporate primarily includes capital expenditures for information

technology systems and equipment.

(2) EBITDA-enhancing capital expenditures generally represent unusual or

non-recurring capital items and/or major renovations.

(3) Development capital expenditures primarily relate to the facility

expansion and de novo development program.

(4) Represents the impact of converting to accrual based reporting for

capital expenditures.

Our debt amortization for the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 was as follows (in thousands):

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended

December 31, December 31,

2007 2006 2007 2006

Type

Scheduled Debt Amortization $403 $482 $1,866 $1,111

Lease Financing Debt Amortization -

FMV Purchase Option $1,420 $872 $5,594 $2,212

Lease Financing Debt Amortization -

Bargain Purchase Option 2,287 1,997 8,612 3,279

Total Debt Amortization $4,110 $3,351 $16,072 $6,602

Our ancillary services data for the last five quarters was as follows:

As of:

Dec. Sept. June March Dec.

31, 30, 30, 31, 31,

2007 2007 2007 2007 2006

Units served by therapy staff:

Legacy Brookdale 17,101 15,483 14,245 7,442 3,937

Legacy ARC 12,716 12,716 12,716 12,680 12,422

Total 29,817 28,199 26,961 20,122 16,359

Therapy clinics 335 323 302 260 186

Therapy staff 1,601 1,516 1,377 1,139 935

Units served by Home Health

agencies 7,405 7,405 6,251 1,477 294

me to assess the performance of its facilities.

For the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2007, Adjusted EBITDA was $69.4 million and $306.4 million, respectively. Facility Operating Income was $153.2 million and $642.3 million for the quarter and twelve month period ended December 31, 2007, respectively.

For the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2007, Cash From Facility Operations was $28.7 million and $148.8 million, respectively, or $0.28 and $1.46 per common share outstanding at December 31, 2007.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA and Cash From Facility Operations included integration and acquisition-related costs of $8.1 million and charges of $7.0 million relating to the Company's desire to conform its policies across all of its platforms, including $5.9 million of estimated uncollectible accounts and $1.1 million of accounting conformity adjustments pertaining to inventory and certain accrual policies, or a total of $0.15 per outstanding common share, and excluded amortization related to capital leases and debt of $4.1 million, or $0.04 per outstanding common share.

Same store revenues grew 6.9% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2007 over the corresponding period ending in 2006, and same store Facility Operating Income grew 9.0% when compared to the same prior year period. Similarly, same store revenues grew 7.3% for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 over the same period in 2006, and same store Facility Operating Income grew 8.9% when compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. Both cases include the effect of the historical results of the ARC facilities and exclude the $7.0 million of charges relating to integration-related accounting items. Schedules are presented later in the release with more detail.

The Company's ancillary services business commenced providing therapy services to over 12,000 additional Brookdale units in 2007, well ahead of the original schedule, while maintaining the strength of the legacy business at $197 of monthly facility operating income per occupied unit in the fourth quarter. During the year, the Company increased the units served by its home health agencies from 300 to 7,400, including the acquisition of 5 agencies in Florida.

During the year, the Company opened expansions at six communities with a total of 217 units representing $36 million of project costs. Four of the expansions achieved 95% occupancy in December and are on average yielding approximately 17% unlevered returns. The other two projects are in lease-up and achieved 60% occupancy in the fourth quarter and are performing on budget. The Company currently has twelve expansion projects under construction with approximately 400 units.

In 2007, Brookdale completed $360.9 million in mortgage financings, producing incremental proceeds of $294 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, Brookdale completed $83.6 million in mortgage financing, producing incremental proceeds of $29 million.

Beginning in 2008, the Company intends to modify its definition of CFFO to subtract principal amortization related to capital leases that do not have a bargain purchase option. For leases with bargain purchase options, the Company believes that the amortization related to these leases is similar to principal amortization of debt and as a result, will be excluded from the revised CFFO definition. Using the modified 2008 definition, fourth quarter reported CFFO would have been $0.27 per outstanding common share. Similarly, full year 2007 reported CFFO would have been $1.41 per outstanding common share. A table is included later in this release to reconcile CFFO results since 2006 to this modified definition.

Earnings Conference Call

Brookdale's management will conduct a conference call on Thursday, February 28, 2008 to review the financial results of its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007. The conference call is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET. All interested parties are welcome to participate in the live conference call. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (866) 845-7252 (from within the U.S.) or (706) 634-9069 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start and referencing the "Brookdale Senior Living Fourth Quarter Earnings Call."

A webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at http://www.brookdaleliving.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast. A replay of the webcast will be available for three months following the call.

For those who cannot listen to the live call, a replay will be available until 11:59 PM ET on March 13, 2008 by dialing (800) 642-1687 (from within the U.S.) or (706) 645-9291 (from outside of the U.S.) and referencing access code "34058685." A copy of this earnings release is posted on the Investor Relations page of the Brookdale website (http://www.brookdaleliving.com).

About Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living facilities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently the Company owns and operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care facilities and continuing care retirement centers, with 550 facilities in 35 states and the ability to serve over 52,000 residents.

Safe Harbor

Certain items in this press release and the associated earnings conference call may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding our intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements relating to our ability to deploy capital; our plans to generate growth organically through occupancy improvements, increases in annual rental rates and the achievement of operating efficiencies and cost savings; our plans to expand our offering of ancillary services (therapy and home health) and our expectations regarding their effect on our results; our plans to expand existing facilities and develop new facilities; the expected project costs for our expansion and development program; our expected levels of expenditures; our expectations regarding financings and refinancings of assets; our ability to secure financing; our ability to acquire the fee interest in facilities that we currently operate at attractive valuations; our ability to close accretive acquisitions; our ability to close dispositions of underperforming facilities; our expectations for the performance of our entrance fee communities; our ability to anticipate, manage and address industry trends and their effect on our business; our ability to pay and grow dividends; and our ability to increase revenues, earnings, Adjusted EBITDA, Cash From Facility Operations, and/or Facility Operating Income. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "potential," "intend," "expect," "endeavor," "seek," "anticipate," "estimate," "overestimate," "underestimate," "believe," "could," "would," "project," "predict," "continue," "plan" or other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions or estimates, discuss future expectations, describe future plans and strategies, contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition, or state other forward-looking information. Our ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results and performance could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects or which could cause events or circumstances to differ from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to generate sufficient cash flow to cover required interest and long-term operating lease payments; our inability to extend or replace our credit facility when it expires; the effect of our indebtedness and long-term operating leases on our liquidity; the risk of loss of property pursuant to our mortgage debt and long-term lease obligations; the possibilities that changes in the capital markets, including changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads, or other factors could make financing more expensive or unavailable to us; the risk that we may be required to post additional cash collateral in connection with our interest rate swaps; the risk that we may not be able to pay or maintain dividends; events which adversely affect the ability of seniors to afford our monthly resident fees or entrance fees; the conditions of housing markets in certain geographic areas; changes in governmental reimbursement programs; our limited operating history on a combined basis; our ability to effectively manage our growth; our ability to maintain consistent quality control; delays in obtaining regulatory approvals; our ability to integrate acquisitions (including the ARC acquisition) into our operations; unforeseen costs associated with the acquisition of new facilities; competition for the acquisition of assets; our ability to obtain additional capital on terms acceptable to us; a decrease in the overall demand for senior housing; our vulnerability to economic downturns; acts of nature in certain geographic areas; terminations of our resident agreements and vacancies in the living spaces we lease; increased competition for skilled personnel; departure of our key officers; increases in market interest rates; environmental contamination at any of our facilities; failure to comply with existing environmental laws; an adverse determination or resolution of complaints filed against us; the cost and difficulty of complying with increasing and evolving regulation; and other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K. When considering forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in such SEC filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements, which reflect our management's views as of the date of this press release and/or the associated earnings conference call. The factors discussed above and the other factors noted in our SEC filings from time to time could cause our actual results to differ significantly from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements and we expressly disclaim any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except for per share data)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended

December 31, December 31,

2007 2006 2007 2006

Revenue

Resident fees $467,446 $429,801 $1,832,507 $1,304,296

Management fees 2,012 2,459 6,789 5,617

Total revenue 469,458 432,260 1,839,296 1,309,913

Expense

Facility operating (excluding

depreciation and amortization

of $60,746, $69,962, $271,466

and $179,850, respectively) 309,265 276,383 1,170,937 819,801

General and administrative

(including non-cash stock-

based compensation expense of

$(6,037), $13,987, $20,113

and $26,612, respectively) 26,869 44,439 138,013 117,897

Facility lease expense 68,263 72,799 271,628 228,779

Depreciation and amortization 65,235 74,000 299,925 188,129

Total operating expense 469,632 467,621 1,880,503 1,354,606

Loss from operations (174) (35,361) (41,207) (44,693)

Interest income 2,441 3,101 7,519 6,810

Interest expense:

Debt (36,989) (29,173) (143,991) (97,694)

Amortization of deferred

financing costs (2,186) (1,882) (7,064) (5,061)

Change in fair value of

derivatives and amortization (42,329) 1,384 (73,222) (38)

Loss on extinguishment of debt (1,880) 1,222 (2,683) (1,526)

Equity in loss of

unconsolidated ventures (1,023) (1,419) (3,386) (3,705)

Other non-operating income 164 - 402 -

Loss before income taxes (81,976) (62,128) (263,632) (145,907)

Benefit for income taxes 32,852 25,004 101,260 38,491

Loss before minority interest
'/>"/>

SOURCE Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Brookdale Announces Third Quarter Common Stock Dividend of $0.50
2. Brookdale Announces Third Quarter 2007 Release and Earnings Call
3. Brookdale Announces Third Quarter 2007 Results
4. Brookdale Senior Living Announces Enhanced Web Site
5. Brookdale Announces Fourth Quarter Common Stock Dividend of $0.50
6. Brookdale Senior Living Announces Changes in Senior Management and Board of Directors
7. Brookdale Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Release and Earnings Call
8. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
9. CRC Health Group Announces Acquisition of Bayside Marin Recovery Center, San Rafael
10. UHW Announces: Antelope Valley Hospital Caregivers and Board Vote to Ratify First Union Contract With SEIU UHW-West
11. HEI, Inc. Announces Sale of RFID Division Assets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/13/2016)... Memphis, Tennessee (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2016 ... ... Louise Herrington School of Nursing with an in-kind gift of a VeinViewer® Vision ... help students as they learn how to start an IV and draw blood, ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... 2016 , ... DDi , a Makro company, makes ... its expertise in eClinical Solutions. DDi has built its solution competency with a ... global clients. DDi provides smarter technology for Clinical Development, Regulatory and Enterprise domains ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The law firm of Morrow, ... Parishes. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage applicants to pursue a ... seek employment within these two parishes. , “We have available jobs in St. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... CDRH Enforcement Trends: , Back to the Future , Feb. 25, 2016 — 11:00 a.m. ... “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” , An analysis of ... year. But that takes time. , Take a close look at the warning letters ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... As a ... hectic schedule, a demanding job, and no time to decompress, Rabinowitz found herself drawn ... herself to meditation for its impact on her life, implementing a 20-minute-per-day meditation practice ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) is pleased to ... Account Management and Payor Strategies effective Jan. 23, 2016. ... ... ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the use of the ... device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the sacroiliac (SI) ... Contractor (MAC) covering the states of Connecticut , ... Massachusetts , Minnesota , ... Rhode Island , Vermont and ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... and SEOUL, South Korea ... Menarini and Macrogen, Inc. today announced they will ... innovative procedures for precision medicine in cancer. The ... Biosystems, DEPArray™ digital-sorting technology with Macrogen,s high-throughput Next ... certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: