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8-K
FOREST CITY REALTY TRUST, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 10/30/2018
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Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Appendix - General Information


General Information

This appendix to this supplemental package contains certain financial information of entities accounted for using the full consolidated accounting method (“Fully Consolidated Entities”), financial information on our partners share of entities accounted for using the full consolidated accounting method (“Noncontrolling Interest”) and financial information on our share of entities that we do not control and therefore account for using the equity method of accounting (“Company Share of Unconsolidated Entities”).

Amounts in columns labeled “Fully Consolidated Entities” represent 100% of the activity related to all entities that are consolidated under GAAP. Amounts in the columns labeled “Company Share of Unconsolidated Entities” were derived on a property-by-property basis by applying to each financial statement line item the ownership percentage interest used to arrive at our share of net income during the period when applying the equity method of accounting. Similar calculations were performed for the amounts in the columns labeled “Noncontrolling Interest”, which represent assets we consolidate but own less than 100%. A financial statement user is able to calculate Total Company Ownership by beginning with the “Fully Consolidated Entities” column, subtracting the column labeled “Noncontrolling Interest” and adding the columns labeled “Company Share of Unconsolidated Entities”.

We believe disclosing financial information on Fully Consolidated Entities, Noncontrolling Interest and Company Share of Unconsolidated Entities is essential to allow our financial statement users the ability to arrive at our Total Company Ownership for all of our ownership interests, irrespective of the accounting method used to account for the entity. We believe it assists investors and analysts in estimating our economic interest in our consolidated and unconsolidated joint ventures when read in conjunction with the Company’s results under GAAP. The calculation of Total Company Ownership financial information has limitations as an analytical tool. Some of these limitations include:

The amounts shown in the Noncontrolling Interest and Company Share of Unconsolidated Entities columns were derived by applying our ownership percentage interest used to arrive at our share of net income during the period when applying the equity method of accounting and calculating income/loss to minority partners under noncontrolling interest accounting may not accurately depict the legal and economic implications of holding a non-controlling interest of an entity; and

Other companies in our industry may calculate their total company ownership amounts differently than we do, limiting the usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, the calculation of Total Company Ownership should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial statements as reported under GAAP. We suggest you compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using the Total Company Ownership information only supplementally.


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