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Shares of Aimco (AIV) Tumble as It Completes Spin-Off of AIR

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Shares of Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIV - Free Report) , commonly known as Aimco, declined 87.5% in yesterday’s trading session after the company announced the completion of the spin-off of part of its business.

With this, the company created two separate publicly traded companies — Apartment Income REIT Corp. (“AIR”) and Aimco. Notably, Aimco retained its budding business of developing and redeveloping apartment communities. The company will continue to pursue other value-creating multifamily investments across the United States.

In fact, on Dec 15, the company completed a 1:1 pro rata distribution of share of Class A common stock of AIR for every share of Class A common stock of Aimco held by shareholders of record as of Dec 5, 2020.

Additionally, common stock of AIR — a pure-play apartment investment vehicle — started trading on the NYSE under the symbol “AIRC”. On Dec 21, Aimco will be removed from the S&P 500 Index.

AIR now owns around 90% of a portfolio of 98 stabilized properties that have 26,599 apartment homes, with an estimated fair market value (or GAV) of $10.4 billion and net asset value (NAV) of $7.8 billion. These communities are primarily A/B in quality, and provide diversification across geography and price points.

The strategic location of the properties across submarkets with above-average growth projections likely enabled the assets to enjoy above-average market rents as well as decent net interest income (NOI) margins and occupancy rates.

AIR will operate at low leverage and a conservative capital structure. It will have debt, net of cash and receivables of $2.7 billion, indicating net debt to annualized EBITDA of 5.9X for the March-end quarter.

Meanwhile, Aimco retains the ownership of 11 stabilized multi-family properties, the loan made to the partnership owning Parkmerced Apartments and the related option to extend the same, the land assembly of Yacht Club, and an office building in Miami, 1001 Brickell Bay Tower.

The company carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), at present.

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Note: Anything related to earnings presented in this write-up represent funds from operations (FFO) — a widely used metric to gauge the performance of REITs.

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