Resource America, Inc. Reports Operating Results for the First Fiscal Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

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PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") reported adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax, a non-GAAP measure, of $1.4 million, or $0.06 per common share-diluted, for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012 as compared to an adjusted loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax, of $2.6 million, or $0.13 per common share-diluted, for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011. A reconciliation of the Company's reported GAAP (loss) income from continuing operations before taxes to adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax, a non-GAAP measure, is included as Schedule I to this release.

The Company reported a GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders of $1.4 million, or $0.07 per common share-diluted, for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012 as compared to net income attributable to common shareholders of $185,000, or $0.01 per common share-diluted, for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Jonathan Cohen, CEO and President, commented, "Resource America's first fiscal quarter that ended December 31, 2012 was a solid one that reflects our progress and makes us excited about our prospects. Compared to just a year ago, our assets under management have increased by $2.0 billion, from $13.3 billion to $15.3 billion. In the first fiscal quarter, Resource Capital Corp and Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT collectively raised over $90.0 million in new capital, which builds those companies and provides us with substantial future management fees. CVC Credit Partners, our corporate credit joint venture, closed a $450.0 million CLO during the first fiscal quarter and another $400.0 million CLO in January 2013, growing that business which is a top performer in a booming industry. Our balance sheet remains solid, with substantial liquidity and little debt, and we are generating positive adjusted operating cash earnings. All of these are positive trends that we expect to build upon."

Assets Under Management

The following table details the Company's assets under management by operating segment, which increased by $2.0 billion (15%) from December 31, 2011 to December 31, 2012:

         
    December 31,   December 31,
    2012   2011
Financial fund management   $ 13.0 billion   $ 11.1 billion
Real estate     1.8 billion     1.6 billion
Commercial finance     0.5 billion     0.6 billion
    $ 15.3 billion   $ 13.3 billion
                 

A description of how the Company calculates assets under management is set forth in Item 1 of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Highlights for the First Fiscal Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 and Recent Developments

REAL ESTATE:

  • Fundraising:
    • Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc. ("RRE Opportunity REIT") raised a record $42.2 million during the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012. Through January 31, 2013, RRE Opportunity REIT has raised approximately $224.8 million in total equity capital.
    • Resource Capital Corp. ("RSO") raised $49.8 million of common and preferred equity capital during the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012.
  • First Fiscal Quarter RRE Activity:
    • In October 2012, RRE sold a $16.1 million multifamily property on behalf of a joint venture with an existing partner in which RSO is a member. In connection with this sale, the Company received a $114,000 disposition fee.
    • In November 2012, on behalf of one of RRE's sponsored limited partnerships, acquired a multifamily rental property for $4.6 million. In connection with this purchase, the Company received a $47,000 acquisition fee and will receive asset and property management fees in the future.
    • In December 2012, on behalf of RRE Opportunity REIT, acquired four multifamily rental apartment properties for $24.3 million. In connection with this purchase, the Company received $493,000 in acquisition fees and will receive asset and property management fees in the future.
    • In December 2012, in connection with an additional $8.0 million of capital funding for a property acquired in June 2012 on behalf of RRE Opportunity REIT, the Company received an additional acquisition fee totaling $159,000.
  • Property Management: Resource Real Estate Management, Inc., the Company's property management subsidiary, increased the apartment units it manages to 19,267 units at 66 properties as of December 31, 2012 from 15,204 units at 55 properties as of December 31, 2011.
  • Increased Assets Under Management: The Company's real estate operating segment increased its assets under management at December 31, 2012 to $1.8 billion, an increase of $185.0 million, or 11%, from December 31, 2011.
  • Increased Revenues: Real estate revenues increased 52% to $13.2 million for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012 as compared to $8.7 million for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.

FINANCIAL FUND MANAGEMENT:

  • New Collateralized Loan Obligation ("CLO"): In November 2012, CVC Credit Partners, L.P., ("CCP"), the Company's global joint venture with CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS, S.A. ("CVC"), closed Apidos CLO X (par value $450.0 million). In January 2013, CCP closed Apidos CLO XI (par value $400.0 million). In connection with these CLOs, CCP expects to receive approximately $5.9 million annually in asset management fees in the future.

  • Increased Assets Under Management: The Company's financial fund management operating segment increased its assets under management at December 31, 2012 to $13.0 billion, an increase of $1.9 billion, or 17%, from December 31, 2011.

COMMERCIAL FINANCE:

  • Lease Origination/Platform Growth. LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. ("LEAF"), the Company's equipment leasing joint venture, continued to grow its lease origination and servicing operations during the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012.
    • Lease and loan origination volume increased by 55% compared to the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011; and
    • LEAF's commercial finance assets as of December 31, 2012 increased by 69% from December 31, 2011.
  • Increased Warehouse Capacity: LEAF expanded and renewed for two years, its Guggenheim Securities arranged revolving warehouse line as of December 31, 2012. This revolving line of credit was expanded to $192.0 million with the other existing facility participants, Well Fargo Capital Finance and Natixis increasing their commitment to LEAF as well. This renewal increases LEAF's overall warehouse capacity to over $340.0 million and these lines of credit provide liquidity to fund lease originations prior to utilizing the term securitization market for permanent financing.

CORPORATE/OTHER:

  • Share Repurchase Plan: In August 2012, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase up to 5% of the Company's outstanding common shares. Since August 2012, the Company has repurchased over 382,000 shares at an average price of $6.53 under this plan.
  • Senior Note Modification: In December 2012, the Company modified $10.0 million of outstanding senior notes to extend the maturity date to March 31, 2015.
  • Corporate Credit Facility Modifications: In October 2012, the Company extended the maturity of its existing $3.5 million revolving credit facility with Republic Bank from December 2013 to December 2014. In November 2012, the Company extended the maturity of its revolving credit facility with TD Bank from August 2013 to December 2014 and eliminated the 6% interest rate floor.
  • Dividends: The Company's Board of Directors authorized the payment on January 31, 2013 of a $0.03 cash dividend per share on the Company's common stock to holders of record as of the close of business on January 18, 2013. RSO declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per common share for its fourth fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Resource America, Inc. is a specialized asset management company that uses industry specific expertise to evaluate, originate, service and manage investment opportunities for its own account and for outside investors in the real estate, financial fund management and commercial finance sectors as well as our joint ventures.

For more information, please visit our website at www.resourceamerica.com or contact investor relations at pkamdar@resourceamerica.com.

Statements made in this release include forward-looking statements, which involve substantial risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release and its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For information pertaining to risks relating to these forward-looking statements, reference is made to the section "Risk Factors" contained in Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other of its public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new or changing information or events except as may be required by law.

A registration statement relating to securities offered by RRE Opportunity REIT was declared effective by the SEC on June 16, 2010. A written prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting Resource Securities, Inc., 2005 Market Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The remainder of this release contains the Company's unaudited consolidated balance sheets, consolidated statements of operations and consolidated statements of cash flows and reconciliation of GAAP (loss) income from continuing operations before taxes to adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax.

   
RESOURCE AMERICA, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands, except share data)  
   
    December 31,
2012
    September 30,
2012
 
    (unaudited)        
ASSETS                
  Cash   $ 11,899     $ 19,393  
  Restricted cash     638       642  
  Receivables     468       3,554  
  Receivables from managed entities and related parties, net     38,685       41,051  
  Investments in real estate, net     18,041       19,149  
  Investment securities, at fair value     25,533       22,532  
  Investments in unconsolidated loan manager     37,221       36,356  
  Investments in unconsolidated entities     13,156       12,993  
  Property and equipment, net     2,590       2,732  
  Deferred tax assets, net     35,373       34,565  
  Other assets     6,726       3,776  
    Total assets   $ 190,330     $ 196,743  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
Liabilities:                
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities   $ 21,556     $ 23,042  
  Payables to managed entities and related parties     3,567       4,380  
  Borrowings     22,610       23,020  
    Total liabilities     47,733       50,442  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
Equity:                
  Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; none outstanding     --       --  
  Common stock, $.01 par value, 49,000,000 shares authorized; 30,069,822 and 29,866,664 shares issued (including nonvested restricted stock of 604,353 and 403,195), respectively     295       294  
  Additional paid-in capital     286,048       285,844  
  Accumulated deficit     (27,137 )     (24,508 )
  Treasury stock, at cost; 9,914,090 and 9,756,955 shares, respectively     (103,472 )     (102,457 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (13,416 )     (13,080 )
    Total stockholders' equity     142,318       146,093  
  Noncontrolling interests     279       208  
    Total equity     142,597       146,301  
    $ 190,330     $ 196,743  
                 
                 
                 
RESOURCE AMERICA, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended  
    December 31,  
    2012     2011  
REVENUES:                
Real estate   $ 13,154     $ 8,666  
Financial fund management     2,675       6,579  
Commercial finance     (124 )     3,419  
      15,705       18,664  
COSTS AND EXPENSES:                
Real estate     7,998       7,192  
Financial fund management     1,017       5,804  
Commercial finance     (49 )     1,963  
General and administrative     2,256       2,896  
Gain on sale of leases and loans     --       (37 )
Provision for credit losses     5,152       2,250  
Depreciation and amortization     492       2,061  
      16,866       22,129  
OPERATING LOSS     (1,161 )     (3,465 )
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                
Gain on deconsolidation and sale of subsidiaries     --       8,749  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     --       (2,190 )
Gain on sale of investment securities, net     --       58  
Interest expense     (522 )     (2,974 )
Other income, net     588       559  
      66       4,202  
(Loss) income from continuing operations before taxes     (1,095 )     737  
Income tax (benefit) provision     (241 )     154  
(Loss) income from continuing operations     (854 )     583  
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax     (6 )     (20 )
Net (loss) income     (860 )     563  
Add: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests     (587 )     (378 )
Net (loss) income attributable to common shareholders   $ (1,447 )   $ 185  
                 
Amounts attributable to common shareholders:                
(Loss) income from continuing operations   $ (1,441 )   $ 205  
Discontinued operations     (6 )     (20 )
Net (loss) income   $ (1,447 )   $ 185  
                 
Basic (loss) earnings per share:                
Continuing operations   $ (0.07 )   $ 0.01  
Discontinued operations     --       --  
Net (loss) income   $ (0.07 )   $ 0.01  
Weighted average shares outstanding     20,077       19,641  
                 
Diluted (loss) earnings per share:                
Continuing operations   $ (0.07 )   $ 0.01  
Discontinued operations     --       --  
Net (loss) income   $ (0.07 )   $ 0.01  
Weighted average shares outstanding     20,077       20,039  
                 
                 
                 
RESOURCE AMERICA, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(in thousands)  
   
    Three Months Ended  
    December 31,  
    2012     2011  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
Net (loss) income   $ (860 )   $ 563  
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash used in operating activities:                
  Depreciation and amortization     550       3,087  
  Provision for credit losses     5,152       2,250  
  Unrealized gain on trading securities     (164 )     --  
  Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities     (1,201 )     (557 )
  Distributions from unconsolidated entities     1,011       1,163  
  Gain on sale of leases and loans     --       (37 )
  Gain on sale of investment securities, net     (307 )     (58 )
  Gain on sale of assets     (831 )     --  
  Gain on sale and deconsolidation of subsidiaries     --       (8,749 )
  Loss on extinguishment of debt     --       2,190  
  Deferred income tax (benefit) provision     (241 )     154  
  Equity-based compensation issued     205       498  
  Equity-based compensation received     (206 )     --  
Trading securities purchases and sales, net     (1,828 )     --  
Loss from discontinued operations     6       20  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities     (4,666 )     (1,432 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (3,380 )     (908 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
Capital expenditures     (80 )     (106 )
Payments received on real estate loans and real estate     712       1,550  
Investments in real estate and unconsolidated real estate entities     (1,012 )     (127 )
Purchase of commercial finance assets     --       (18,483 )
Principal payments received on leases and loans     3       9,031  
Cash divested on deconsolidation of LEAF     --       (2,284 )
Purchase of investments     (1,323 )     (600 )
Proceeds from sale of loans and investments     --       207  
Net cash used in investing activities     (1,700 )     (10,812 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Increase in borrowings     --       128,845  
Principal payments on borrowings     (229 )     (123,823 )
Dividends paid     (593 )     (569 )
Repurchase of common stock     (1,078 )     (939 )
Preferred stock dividends paid by LEAF to RSO     --       (188 )
Decrease (increase) in restricted cash     3       (633 )
Other     (150 )     (2,250 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (2,047 )     443  
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:                
Operating activities     (367 )     (375 )
Net cash used in discontinued operations     (367 )     (375 )
                 
Decrease in cash     (7,494 )     (11,652 )
Cash, beginning of year     19,393       24,455  
Cash, end of period   $ 11,899     $ 12,803  
                 
                 
                 
Schedule I  
   
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP (LOSS) INCOME FROM CONTINUING  
OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES TO ADJUSTED INCOME (LOSS) FROM  
CONTINUING OPERATIONS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS, NET OF TAX (1)  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended  
    December 31,  
    2012     2011  
(Loss) income from continuing operations before taxes - GAAP   $ (1,095 )   $ 737  
Income attributable to noncontrolling interests - pre-tax     (865 )     (249 )
(Loss) income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders - pre-tax     (1,960 )     488  
                 
Commercial finance adjustments, pre-tax:                
Loss (income) from operations     4,582       (4,849 )
Noncontrolling interests     --       223  
Commercial finance operations     4,582       (4,626 )
                 
Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders - pre-tax     2,622       (4,138 )
Income tax provision (benefit) (2)     1,245       (1,527 )
Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax   $ 1,377     $ (2,611 )
                 
Adjusted weighted average diluted shares outstanding (3)     21,199       19,641  
                 
Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax, per common per share-diluted   $ 0.06     $ (0.13 )
                 
1.   Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax, presents the Company's operations without the effect of its commercial finance operations. The Company believes that this provides useful information to investors since it allows investors to evaluate the Company's progress in both its real estate and financial fund management segments for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 separately from its commercial finance operations. Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax, should not be considered as an alternative to (loss) income from continuing operations before taxes (computed in accordance with GAAP). Instead, adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders, net of tax, should be reviewed in connection with (loss) income from continuing operations before taxes in the Company's consolidated financial statements, to help analyze how the Company's business is performing.
     
2.   Income tax provision (benefit) is calculated using the Company's tax rate for the period, excluding one-time tax adjustments.
     
3.   Dilutive shares used in the calculation of adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders per common share-diluted includes an additional 1.1 million shares for the three months ended December 31, 2012, which were antidilutive for the period and, as such, were not used in the calculation of GAAP loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders per common share-diluted.
     
Contact:
CONTACT:
THOMAS C. ELLIOTT
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
RESOURCE AMERICA, INC.
ONE CRESCENT DRIVE, SUITE 203
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19112
(215) 546-5005
(215) 640-6357 (fax)

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