Arizona-based Zoned Properties Inc. (ZDPY) reported its fourth quarter and full year results with revenue dropping slightly in the quarter as the company sold a building in Tempe, AZ in March. Revenue fell by 2% to $533,000 versus last year’s $543,000.
Net income was $189,000 or one cent per diluted share versus last year’s net loss of $166,000 or one cent per share. Income from operations was $204,000 for the fourth quarter, an improvement over last year’s loss from operations of $109.000.
For the full year, revenue increased 14% to $2.1 million over last year’s $1.9 million. The company recorded a one-time gain of $832,000 for the sale of a property. Net income for the full year was $1.4 million versus last year’s loss of $501,000. The company delivered net income of seven cents per share over last year’s loss of three cents per share. At the end of December, Zone Properties had cash of $824,000 versus last year’s cash position of $366,000 at the end of 2016.
“At the start of 2017 we expressed our optimism about achieving profitability through increased monthly rental revenue streams and lower operating expenses, and we achieved those goals with revenue growth of 14% and a reduction in our operating expenses of more than 30% to drive net income of $1.4 million and positive cash from operations for the full year,” commented Bryan McLaren, Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties. “Our 2017 accomplishments not only drove impressive financial results but also laid the groundwork for us to further invest in other projects to replicate our successes and further drive value for our shareholders.”
In a letter to shareholders, McLaren said he planned to diversify the company through its Strategic Advisory Services which would advise clients in the early stages of their projects. The idea being that it would give Zoned the ability to shape property development plans, which would increase the chances of success and secure a longer-term role for the company with that property. He also noted that the company would secure “non-toxic sources of capital.” McLaren stated that the portfolio of debt-free properties was increasing in value and that Zoned could leverage those assets to secure lower-cost debt.
In the letter, McLaren stated, “To date, we are working with multiple operators in a number of states, some of which have not yet been announced. By taking a relationship approach for the projects we choose to invest our time and resources, we have the ability to establish a foundation for long-term results for years to come.”
The stock was lately trading at 70 cents, down from its 52-week high of $1.80.
Zoned Properties is a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to identify, develop, and lease sophisticated, safe, and sustainable properties in emerging industries, including the licensed medical marijuana industry. The company focuses on the strategic development of commercial properties that face unique zoning challenges; identifying solutions that could potentially have a major impact on cash flow and property value. Zoned Properties targets commercial properties that can be acquired and re-zoned or permitted for specific purposes. Zoned Properties does not actually “touch the plant” and remains a landlord.