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Safehold reports fiscal year’s total revenue of $352.6 million By

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NEW YORK – Safehold Inc. (NYSE: NYSE:), a real estate investment trust, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year of 2023. According to the company’s recent earnings release, Safehold’s fourth-quarter revenue reached $103.0 million, contributing to the fiscal year’s total revenue of $352.6 million.

The net income attributable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter stood at $41.2 million. However, when excluding non-recurring gains, this figure adjusts to $25.5 million. For the full year, the reported net loss attributable to common shareholders was ($55.0) million, which turns into a profit of $96.8 million after excluding merger and Caret related costs and non-recurring gains.

Earnings per share (EPS) for the fourth quarter were reported at $0.58, or $0.36 excluding non-recurring gains. For the fiscal year, the EPS showed a loss of ($0.82), but when adjusted for merger and Caret related costs and non-recurring gains, the EPS increased to $1.45.

Safehold’s 2023 highlights include the closure of a merger with iStar, which resulted in an internalized management structure and introduced MSD Partners as a major shareholder and Caret investor. The company also received a credit ratings upgrade to A3 from Moody’s (NYSE:) Investors Services and was placed on Positive Outlook by Fitch Ratings, Inc. Additionally, Safehold raised $152 million through common equity issuance, closed an additional $500 million unsecured revolving credit facility, and formed a $500 million joint venture with a leading sovereign wealth fund.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jay Sugarman commented on the year’s performance, saying, “Despite the challenges posed by an uncertain economic environment, 2023 was a transformational year for Safehold.” He expressed optimism about the future and the company’s position to expand the modern ground lease industry as transaction activity increases.

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