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Redwood Trust Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

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MILL VALLEY, Calif., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT), a leading innovator in housing credit investing, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

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Q2'20 Key Financial Results and Metrics

  • GAAP net income was $165 million, or $1.00 per diluted common share

  • GAAP book value per common share was $8.15 at June 30, 2020

  • Economic return on book value(1) of 31%

  • Unrestricted cash balance of $529 million at June 30, 2020

  • Total recourse leverage ratio(2) of 2.1x at June 30, 2020

  • Declared and paid a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per common share for the second quarter

Q2'20 Business Highlights

  • Book value recovered nearly one-third of unrealized losses recorded in the first quarter

  • Repositioned our secured debt structure significantly; reducing total recourse debt from $4.6 billion at March 31, 2020 to $1.8 billion at June 30, 2020 and marginable debt from $3.5 billion at March 31, 2020 to $375 million at June 30, 2020

  • Repurchased $125 million of convertible debt below carrying value, resulting in realized gains of $25 million

  • Completed the sales of nearly all residential loans held for investment; completed the sales of nearly all of our remaining pre-COVID jumbo loan inventory including through a Sequoia securitization totaling $271 million

  • Originated $234 million in business purpose loans and sold a significant portion of our pre-COVID single-family rental loans through a securitization totaling $221 million

"We are pleased with the progress we made in the second quarter. We executed our liquidity plan, strengthened our balance sheet, and materially reduced our use of marginable debt without raising dilutive outside capital. While the true impact from COVID-19 to the U.S. economy and mortgage industry is yet to be seen, we've taken great care to position our workforce, our balance sheet, and our business lines in what we believe is the best possible way to navigate the ongoing pandemic and emerge stronger in the marketplace. As a result of the actions taken, we entered the third quarter in a unique position, with significant capital to invest in our operating businesses and otherwise opportunistically deploy," said Chris Abate, Chief Executive Officer of Redwood Trust.

Second Quarter 2020 Redwood Review Available Online

A further discussion of Redwood's business, financial results and taxable income is included in the second quarter 2020 Redwood Review, which is available within the "Investor Information-Redwood Review" section on the Company's website at www.redwoodtrust.com.









(1)

Economic return on book value is based on the period change in GAAP book value per common share plus dividends declared per common share in the period

(2)

Recourse leverage ratio is defined as recourse debt at Redwood divided by tangible stockholders' equity. Recourse debt excludes $7.5 billion of consolidated securitization debt (ABS issued and servicer advance financing) and other debt that is non-recourse to Redwood, and tangible stockholders' equity excludes $65 million of intangible assets.

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.














Financial Performance


Three Months Ended

($ in millions, except per share data)


6/30/2020


3/31/2020


6/30/2019








GAAP net income (loss)


$

165



$

(943)



$

31


GAAP net income (loss) per diluted common share


$

1.00



$

(8.28)



$

0.30









REIT taxable (loss) income (estimated)


$

(58)



$

38



$

25


REIT taxable (loss) income per share (estimated)


$

(0.50)



$

0.33



$

0.25









GAAP book value per share


$

8.15



$

6.32



$

16.01


Dividends per common share


$

0.125



$

0.32



$

0.30


Conference Call and Webcast
Redwood will host an earnings call today, July 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter 2020 financial results. The number to dial in order to listen to the conference call is 1-877-423-9813 in the U.S. and Canada. International callers must dial 1-201-689-8573. Callers should reference call ID #13706019. A replay of the call will be available through midnight on August 13, 2020, and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 in the U.S. and Canada or 1-412-317-6671 internationally and entering access code #13706019.

The live conference call will also be webcast in listen-only mode in the Newsroom section of Redwood's website under "Events." To listen to the webcast, please go to Redwood's website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register and download and install any needed audio software. An audio replay of the call will also be available on Redwood's website following the call. Redwood plans to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Monday, August 10, 2020, and also make it available on Redwood's website.

About Redwood Trust
Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) is a specialty finance company focused on making credit-sensitive investments in single-family residential and multifamily mortgages and related assets and engaging in mortgage banking activities. Our goal is to provide attractive returns to shareholders through a stable and growing stream of earnings and dividends, as well as through capital appreciation. Redwood Trust was established in 1994, is internally managed, and structured as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for tax purposes. For more information about Redwood, please visit our website at www.redwoodtrust.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release and the related conference call contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to estimates of 2020 REIT taxable income and the expected timing for the filing of Redwood's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Redwood's actual results may differ from Redwood's beliefs, expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements are not historical in nature and can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "will," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," "seek," "plan" and similar expressions or their negative forms, or by references to strategy, plans, or intentions. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 under the caption "Risk Factors," and in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 2, 2020. Other risks, uncertainties, and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected may be described from time to time in reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.












Consolidated Income Statements (1)


Three Months Ended

($ in millions, except share and per share data)


6/30/20


3/31/20


12/31/19


9/30/19


6/30/19












Interest income


$

130



$

198



$

193



$

150



$

149


Interest expense


(103)



(147)



(148)



(117)



(116)


Net interest income


27



51



45



34



32


Non-interest income (loss)











Mortgage banking activities, net


(6)



(28)



46



10



19


Investment fair value changes, net


152



(871)



1



11



3


Other income


1



2



5



4



5


Realized gains, net


26



4



6



5



3


Total non-interest income (loss), net


173



(893)



58



30



30


General and administrative expenses


(30)



(33)



(42)



(27)



(26)


Other expenses


(5)



(91)



(7)



(3)



(2)


(Provision for) benefit from income taxes




22



(4)





(2)


Net income (loss)


$

165



$

(943)



$

49



$

34



$

31













Weighted average diluted shares (thousands) (2)


147,099



114,077



152,983



136,523



130,697


Diluted earnings (loss) per common share


$

1.00



$

(8.28)



$

0.38



$

0.31



$

0.30


Regular dividends declared per common share


$

0.125



$

0.32



$

0.30



$

0.30



$

0.30




(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.

(2)

In the periods presented above, excluding the first quarter of 2020, weighted average diluted shares included shares from the assumed conversion of our convertible and/or exchangeable debt in accordance with GAAP diluted EPS provisions. Actual shares outstanding at June 30, 2020, March 31, 2020, December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, and June 30, 2019 were 114,940, 114,838, 114,353, 112,102, and 97,715, respectively.

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.










Consolidated Income Statements (1)


Six Months Ended June 30,

($ in millions, except share and per share data)


2020


2019






Interest income


$

328



$

280


Interest expense


(249)



(215)


Net interest income


79



64


Non-interest (loss) income





Mortgage banking activities, net


(34)



31


Investment fair value changes, net


(719)



23


Other income


3



9


Realized gains, net


30



14


Total non-interest (loss) income


(720)



78


General and administrative expenses


(63)



(49)


Other expenses


(96)



(3)


Benefit from (provision for) income taxes


22



(3)


Net (loss) income


$

(778)



$

86







Weighted average diluted shares (thousands)


114,235



128,499


Diluted (loss) earnings per common share


$

(6.82)



$

0.78


Regular dividends declared per common share


$

0.445



$

0.60



REDWOOD TRUST, INC.













Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)












($ in millions, except share and per share data)


6/30/20


3/31/20


12/31/19


9/30/19


6/30/19














Residential loans


$

4,534



$

6,711



$

7,715



$

8,682



$

7,283



Business purpose residential loans


3,782



3,464



3,507



336



251



Multifamily loans


489



470



4,409



3,792



3,750



Real estate securities


316



293



1,100



1,285



1,477



Other investments


430



446



358



348



372



Cash and cash equivalents


529



378



197



395



218



Other assets


281



538



710



639



501



Total assets


$

10,362



$

12,301



$

17,995



$

15,476



$

13,852















Short-term debt


$

663



$

2,342



$

2,329



$

1,981



$

2,463



Other liabilities


168



318



370



411



338



Asset-backed securities issued


6,856



6,462



10,515



8,346



6,913



Long-term debt, net


1,738



2,454



2,953



2,954



2,573



Total liabilities


9,425



11,576



16,168



13,691



12,288















Stockholders' equity


937



725



1,827



1,785



1,564















Total liabilities and equity


$

10,362



$

12,301



$

17,995



$

15,476



$

13,852















Shares outstanding at period end (thousands)


114,940



114,838



114,353



112,102



97,715



GAAP book value per share


$

8.15



$

6.32



$

15.98



$

15.92



$

16.01





(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.

CONTACTS
Lisa M. Hartman
SVP, Head of Investor Relations
Phone: 866-269-4976
Email: investorrelations@redwoodtrust.com

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