Press Release

Redwood Trust Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 Results

Company Release - 2/23/2017 4:15 PM ET

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) today reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $25 million, or $0.31 per fully diluted share. This compares to net income of $53 million, or $0.58 per fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2016 and net income of $41 million, or $0.46 per fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. Redwood also reported non-GAAP core earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $27 million, or $0.33 per fully diluted share. This compares to core earnings of $33 million, or $0.39 per fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2016.

A reconciliation of GAAP net income to core earnings, along with additional information about Redwood's core earnings measure, is included in the tables that follow. A further discussion of Redwood's business, financial results, core earnings and taxable income, as well as a discussion of management's 2017 outlook, is included in the fourth quarter Redwood Review, which is available on the company's website at www.redwoodtrust.com.

Redwood also reported estimated REIT taxable income of $26 million, or $0.34 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016. This compares to estimated REIT taxable income of $26 million, or $0.34 per share, for the third quarter of 2016 and estimated REIT taxable income of $29 million, or $0.37 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. 

At December 31, 2016, Redwood reported GAAP book value per share of $14.96, as compared to $14.74 at September 30, 2016, and $14.67 at December 31, 2015.

Redwood will host an earnings call today, February 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its fourth quarter 2016 financial results. The number to dial in order to listen to the conference call is 1-800-289-0533 in the U.S. and Canada. International callers must dial 1-913-312-1518. Callers should reference call ID #1016509. A replay of the call will be available through midnight on March 9, 2017, 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 #1016509.

The live conference call will also be webcast in listen-only mode in the Newsroom section of Redwood's website under "Events & Presentations."  To listen to the webcast, please go to Redwood's website at least 15 minutes before the call to register and to download and install any needed audio software. An audio replay of the call will also be available on Redwood's website following the call.

In order to complete the formatting of its Annual Report on Form 10-K with eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) tags, Redwood plans to file this Annual Report with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and make it available on Redwood's website.

Cautionary Statement:  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 2016 REIT taxable income and the expected timing for the filing of Redwood's Annual Report on Form 10-K. 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 under the caption "Risk Factors." 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)


Fourth


Third


Second


First


Fourth

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


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter



2016


2016


2016


2016


2015












Interest income


$

56



$

61



$

67



$

62



$

69


Interest expense


(21)



(22)



(22)



(24)



(25)


Net interest income


36



39



44



38



44


Reversal of provision for loan losses




1



7






Net interest income after provision


36



40



51



38



44


Non-interest income











  Mortgage banking activities, net


14



10



8



7




  MSR income, net


2



4



3



6



3


  Investment fair value changes, net


(10)



12



(11)



(20)



(4)


  Other income


2



2



2



1



1


  Realized gains, net


2



7



10



10



20


Total non-interest income, net


10



34



11



4



20


Operating expenses


(18)



(20)



(20)



(30)



(23)


(Provision for) income taxes


(2)



(1)








Net income


$

25



$

53



$

41



$

12



$

41













Weighted average diluted shares (thousands) (2)


85,838



97,832



97,762



77,138



103,377


Diluted earnings per share


$

0.31



$

0.58



$

0.48



$

0.15



$

0.46


Regular dividends declared per common share


$

0.28



$

0.28



$

0.28



$

0.28



$

0.28













(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.



(2)

In the fourth, third, and second quarters of 2016 and the fourth quarter of 2015, 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 December 31, 2016, September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015 were 76,835, 76,682, 76,935, and 78,163, respectively.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.










Consolidated Income Statements (1)


Years Ended December 31,

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


2016


2015






Interest income


$

246



$

259


Interest expense


(89)



(96)


Net interest income


158



164


Reversal of provision for loan losses


7




Net interest income after provision


165



164


Non-interest income





  Mortgage banking activities, net


39



11


  MSR income (loss), net


14



(4)


  Investment fair value changes, net


(29)



(21)


  Other income


6



3


  Realized gains, net


28



36


Total non-interest income


59



25


Operating expenses


(89)



(97)


(Provision for) benefit from income taxes


(4)



10


Net income


$

131



$

102







Weighted average diluted shares (thousands)


97,909



84,518


Diluted earnings per share


$

1.54



$

1.18


Regular dividends declared per common share


$

1.12



$

1.12







(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.



(2)

For 2016, weighted average diluted shares included shares from the assumed conversion of our convertible and exchangeable debt in accordance with GAAP diluted EPS provisions. Actual shares outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015 were 76,835 and 78,163, respectively.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.















Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Core Earnings (1) (2)


Three Months Ended

($ in millions, except per share data)


December 31, 2016


September 30, 2016






GAAP net income


$

25



$

53


Adjustments:





Eliminate mark-to-market changes on long-term investments (3)


35



(14)


Eliminate mark-to-market changes on derivatives associated with long-term investments (3)


(34)



(6)


Income taxes associated with core earnings adjustments (4)


1




Total adjustments


2



(20)


Core earnings


$

27



$

33







GAAP net income per diluted common share


$

0.31



$

0.58


Core earnings per diluted common share (5)


$

0.33



$

0.39







(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.



(2)

Core earnings is a non-GAAP measure of Redwood's earnings and results of operations. Specifically, management defines core earnings as: GAAP net income adjusted to (i) eliminate the impact of quarterly mark-to-market changes on the fair value of our long-term investments (and associated derivatives) related to changes in benchmark interest rates and credit spreads and (ii) include the hypothetical income taxes associated with core earnings adjustments.




Management utilizes this core earnings measure internally as one way of analyzing Redwood's performance over multiple periods, as it believes it provides useful comparative results absent the impact of certain quarterly mark-to-market changes and other items that management believes are not reflective of core results. Core earnings should not be utilized in isolation, nor should it be considered as an alternative to GAAP net income or other measurements of results of operations computed in accordance with GAAP. A further discussion of core earnings is included in the fourth quarter Redwood Review.



(3)

Adjustments eliminate the mark-to-market changes on the fair value of loans held-for-investment, trading securities, other investments, and associated derivatives that are primarily related to changes in benchmark interest rates and credit spreads. Details on the components of investment fair value changes, net, are included in the Financial Insights section of the fourth quarter Redwood Review.



(4)

We apply estimated effective tax rates to core earnings adjustments occurring within Redwood's taxable REIT subsidiaries to estimate the hypothetical income tax expense or benefit associated with those adjustments.



(5)

Consistent with the calculation of net income per diluted common share for GAAP purposes, core earnings per diluted common share is calculated following the "two-class" method. Additional information on the calculation of core earnings using the "two-class" method can be found in Table 2 in the Financial Tables section of the Appendix to the fourth quarter Redwood Review.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.
























Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)


31-Dec


30-Sep


30-Jun


31-Mar


31-Dec


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


2016


2016


2016


2016


2015


























Residential loans


$

3,888



$

4,311



$

4,040



$

3,715



$

3,929



Real estate securities


1,018



937



884



920



1,233



Commercial loans


3



30



325



364



403



Mortgage servicing rights


119



106



110



127



192



Cash and cash equivalents


213



221



217



305



220



Other assets


243



267



322



296



243



Total assets


$

5,483



$

5,873



$

5,898



$

5,727



$

6,220















Short-term debt


$

792



$

1,117



$

1,059



$

804



$

1,855



Other liabilities


148



185



202



195



142



Asset-backed securities issued, net


773



820



860



958



1,049



Long-term debt, net


2,621



2,620



2,684



2,683



2,028



Total liabilities


4,334



4,742



4,805



4,641



5,074















Stockholders' equity


1,149



1,130



1,093



1,086



1,146















Total liabilities and equity


$

5,483



$

5,873



$

5,898



$

5,727



$

6,220















Shares outstanding at period end (thousands)


76,835



76,682



76,935



76,627



78,163



GAAP book value per share


$

14.96



$

14.74



$

14.20



$

14.17



$

14.67















(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.

 

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SOURCE Redwood Trust, Inc.

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