UDR, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: UDR), a leading multifamily real estate investment trust, announced today that it expects first quarter 2020 results to be in-line with previously announced guidance. Due to uncertainty around the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and related government actions and regulations on the Company’s financial results, UDR will address full-year 2020 guidance on the Company’s first quarter 2020 earnings conference call.
Supporting our Residents and Associates: Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, the Company has actively implemented a variety of policies and procedures to accommodate and assist our Residents, Commercial Tenants, and Associates, the safety of whom is our priority. These include:
“I want to thank all our Associates for their hard work and dedication during these challenging times. Our day-to-day focus remains on supporting our Associates across the country so they can continue to provide a high level of service and compassion to our Residents,” said Tom Toomey, UDR’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our current occupancy remains strong at 97%, which is in-line with expectations. While it is too early to quantify the financial impacts COVID-19 will ultimately have on our business, we have a strong culture, a robust balance sheet, and ample liquidity to continue to advance our strategic goals. This positions UDR well to weather the recent economic and market challenges.”
Capital Markets, Liquidity, and Balance Sheet Strength: Over the last several years, the Company has consistently strengthened its balance sheet and improved its liquidity profile. Recent highlights include:
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Words such as “expects,” “intends,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “likely,” “will,” “seeks,” “estimates” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve estimates, projections, goals, forecasts and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in a forward-looking statement, due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, unfavorable changes in the apartment market, changing economic conditions, the impact of inflation/deflation on rental rates and property operating expenses, expectations concerning availability of capital and the stabilization of the capital markets, the impact of competition and competitive pricing, acquisitions, developments and redevelopments not achieving anticipated results, delays in completing developments, redevelopments and lease-ups on schedule, expectations on job growth, home affordability and demand/supply ratio for multifamily housing, expectations concerning development and redevelopment activities, expectations on occupancy levels and rental rates, expectations concerning the joint ventures with third parties, expectations that technology will help grow net operating income, expectations on annualized net operating income and other risk factors discussed in documents filed by the Company with the SEC from time to time, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10‑Q. Actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements and such risks, uncertainties and other factors speak only as of the date of this press release, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein, to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto, or any other change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except to the extent otherwise required under the U.S. securities laws.
About UDR, Inc.
UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading multifamily real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate properties in targeted U.S. markets. As of December 31, 2019, UDR owned or had an ownership position in 51,294 apartment homes including 878 homes under development. For over 47 years, UDR has delivered long-term value to shareholders, the best standard of service to Residents and the highest quality experience for Associates.