In a move to reduce its debt, raise some cash and focus on its core markets, the beleaguered Genesis HealthCare announced a definitive agreement to sell 23 Texas skilled nursing facilities that comprise 22 owned buildings and one leased. The deal will bring Genesis’ Lone Star State portfolio to one lone leased skilled nursing facility, which the company also plans to exit soon.
Assuming both transactions close, Genesis will lose approximately $173.7 million and $7.4 million of aggregate revenue and EBTIDA, respectively. It will also be relieved of about $97 million of indebtedness and $1.8 million of annual cash lease expense, both good signs for the company. New York City-based Regency REIT stepped in as the buyer of the 23-property portfolio and expects to close on the deal by July 1, 2018.