Mandatorily-Redeemable Preferred Stock
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|MANDATORILY-REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK||
MANDATORILY-REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK
On August 17, 2016, we completed a public offering of 1,000,000 shares of 6.375% Series A Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the "Term Preferred Stock"), at a public offering price of $25.00 per share. Simultaneous with the closing of the offering and on the same terms and conditions, the underwriters exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 150,000 shares of the Term Preferred Stock to cover over-allotments. As a result of this offering, we issued a total of 1,150,000 shares of the Term Preferred Stock for gross proceeds of approximately $28.8 million and net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses borne by us, of approximately $27.6 million. These proceeds were used to repay existing indebtedness, to fund new property acquisitions and for other general corporate purposes. The Term Preferred Stock is traded under the ticker symbol, "LANDP," on the NASDAQ Global Market. The Term Preferred Stock is not convertible into our common stock or any other securities.
Generally, we may not redeem shares of the Term Preferred Stock prior to September 30, 2018, except in limited circumstances to preserve our qualification as a REIT. On or after September 30, 2018, we may redeem the shares at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends up to, but excluding, the date of redemption. The shares of the Term Preferred Stock have a mandatory redemption date of September 30, 2021. We incurred approximately $1.2 million in total offering costs related to this issuance, which have been recorded net of the Term Preferred Stock as presented on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet, and we will amortize these costs over the mandatory redemption period, which ends on September 30, 2021.
The Term Preferred Stock is recorded as a liability on our accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet in accordance with ASC 480, "Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity," which states that mandatorily redeemable financial instruments should be classified as liabilities. In addition, the related dividend payments are treated similar to interest expense in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.
As of September 30, 2017, the fair value of our Term Preferred Stock was approximately $29.8 million, as compared to the carrying value, exclusive of offering costs, of $28.8 million. The fair value of our Term Preferred Stock is valued using Level 1 inputs under the hierarchy established by ASC 820-10, "Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures," and is calculated based on the closing per-share price as of September 30, 2017, of $25.93.
The dividends to preferred stockholders declared by our Board of Directors and paid by us during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 are reflected in the table below.
The entire disclosure for terms, amounts, nature of changes, rights and privileges, dividends, and other matters related to preferred stock.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef