Press Release

Redwood Trust Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Company Release - 8/3/2017 4:15 PM ET

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT) today reported net income for the second quarter of 2017 of $36 million, or $0.43 per fully diluted share. This compares with net income of $37 million, or $0.43 per fully diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017 and net income of $41 million, or $0.48 per fully diluted share, for the second quarter of 2016. Redwood also reported non-GAAP core earnings for the second quarter of 2017 of $29 million, or $0.35 per fully diluted share. This compares with non-GAAP core earnings of $30 million, or $0.36 per fully diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.

A reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP 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 (including discussion of management's change to the definition of core earnings) and taxable income, as well as a discussion of management's 2017 outlook, is included in the second quarter Redwood Review, which is available on the company's website at www.redwoodtrust.com.

Redwood also reported estimated REIT taxable income of $19 million, or $0.25 per share, for the second quarter of 2017. This compares to estimated REIT taxable income of $17 million, or $0.22 per share, for the first quarter of 2017 and estimated REIT taxable income of $28 million, or $0.36 per share, for the second quarter of 2016. 

At June 30, 2017, Redwood reported GAAP book value per share of $15.29, as compared with $15.13 at March 31, 2017, and $14.20 at June 30, 2016.

Redwood will host an earnings call today, August 3, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter 2017 financial results. The number to dial in order to listen to the conference call is 1-888-455-2263 in the U.S. and Canada. International callers must dial 1-719-325-4791. Callers should reference call ID #7987019. A replay of the call will be available through midnight on August 17, 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 #7987019.

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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) tags, Redwood plans to file this Quarterly Report with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Wednesday, August 9, 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 2017 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 subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q 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)


Second


First


Fourth


Third


Second

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


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter



2017


2017


2016


2016


2016












Interest income


$

59



$

55



$

56



$

61



$

67


Interest expense


(24)



(21)



(21)



(22)



(22)


Net interest income


35



34



36



39



44


Reversal of provision for loan losses








1



7


Net interest income after provision


35



34



36



40



51


Non-interest income











Mortgage banking activities, net


12



18



14



10



8


MSR income, net


3



2



2



4



3


Investment fair value changes, net


8



2



(10)



12



(11)


Other income


1



1



2



2



2


Realized gains, net


1



6



2



7



10


Total non-interest income, net


25



28



10



34



11


Operating expenses


(19)



(18)



(18)



(20)



(20)


Provision for income taxes


(5)



(6)



(2)



(1)




Net income


$

36



$

37



$

25



$

53



$

41













Weighted average diluted shares (thousands) (2)


97,494



97,946



85,838



97,832



97,762


Diluted earnings per share


$

0.43



$

0.43



$

0.31



$

0.58



$

0.48


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 periods presented above, 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, 2017, March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, September 30, 2016, and June 30, 2016 were 77,117, 77,039, 76,835, 76,682, and 76,935, respectively.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.








Consolidated Income Statements (1)


Six Months Ended June 30,

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


2017


2016






Interest income


$

114



$

129


Interest expense


(45)



(46)


Net interest income


69



83


Reversal of provision for loan losses




6


Net interest income after provision


69



89


Non-interest income





Mortgage banking activities, net


30



15


MSR income, net


4



9


Investment fair value changes, net


10



(31)


Other income


2



3


Realized gains, net


7



19


Total non-interest income


53



15


Operating expenses


(37)



(51)


Provision for income taxes


(11)




Net income


$

73



$

53







Weighted average diluted shares (thousands)


97,719



88,728


Diluted earnings per share


$

0.85



$

0.67


Regular dividends declared per common share


$

0.56



$

0.56









(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.













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


Three Months Ended

($ in millions, except per share data)


June 30, 2017


March 31, 2017






GAAP net income


$

36



$

37


Adjustments:





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


(28)



(10)


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


14



1


Include cumulative gain (loss) on long-term investments sold, net (4)


4




Income taxes associated with core earnings adjustments (5)


2



1


Total adjustments


(8)



(8)


Non-GAAP core earnings


$

29



$

30







GAAP net income per diluted common share


$

0.43



$

0.43


Non-GAAP core earnings per diluted common share (6)


$

0.35



$

0.36









(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. In addition, beginning with the second quarter of 2017, management has also included within core earnings the cumulative net gains or losses on long-term investments accounted for as trading securities under GAAP that were sold during the period presented, net of any gains or losses from derivatives associated with the investments sold.




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, including additional discussion of the change to management's definition of core earnings, is included in the second 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 second quarter Redwood Review.



(4)

Adjustment includes the cumulative net gains or losses on long-term investments accounted for as trading securities under GAAP that were sold during the period presented, net of any gains or losses from derivatives associated with the investments sold. Cumulative gains and losses are calculated by multiplying the difference between the sales price and original purchase price by the face value of the securities sold.



(5)

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.



(6)

Consistent with the calculation of net income per diluted common share for GAAP purposes, non-GAAP 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 second quarter Redwood Review.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.


















Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)


30-Jun


31-Mar


31-Dec


30-Sep


30-Jun


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


2017


2017


2016


2016


2016


























Residential loans


$

3,905



$

3,472



$

3,888



$

4,311



$

4,040



Real estate securities


1,219



1,166



1,018



937



884



Commercial loans




3



3



30



325



Mortgage servicing rights


64



111



119



106



110



Cash and cash equivalents


217



222



213



221



217



Other assets


251



241



243



267



322



Total assets


$

5,655



$

5,214



$

5,483



$

5,873



$

5,898















Short-term debt


$

1,295



$

564



$

792



$

1,117



$

1,059



Other liabilities


152



135



148



185



202



Asset-backed securities issued


693



728



773



820



860



Long-term debt, net


2,336



2,621



2,621



2,620



2,684



Total liabilities


4,476



4,049



4,334



4,742



4,805















Stockholders' equity


1,179



1,166



1,149



1,130



1,093















Total liabilities and equity


$

5,655



$

5,214



$

5,483



$

5,873



$

5,898















Shares outstanding at period end (thousands)


77,117



77,039



76,835



76,682



76,935



GAAP book value per share


$

15.29



$

15.13



$

14.96



$

14.74



$

14.20

















(1)

Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.

 

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