SOURCE: Resource America, Inc.

Resource America, Inc.

August 02, 2012 18:45 ET

Resource America, Inc. Reports Operating Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $30.2 million, or $1.44 per common share-diluted, and $28.1 million, or $1.37 per common share-diluted, for the third fiscal quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, as compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $411,000, or $0.02 per common share-diluted, and $5.2 million, or $0.27 per common share-diluted, for the third fiscal quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.

Jonathan Cohen, CEO and President, commented, "Resource America's third quarter reflected some important positive achievements. We closed the transaction creating CVC Credit Partners, realizing a gain of $54.7 million, receiving gross proceeds of $25.0 million in cash, retaining the right to collect substantial incentive fees and owning 33% of a world-class global credit management business. This demonstrates the quality and value of our asset management platforms. Our real estate business continues to grow, with revenues increasing over 12% from the preceding quarter, and Resource Capital Corp. continues to grow its capital base -- which also grows our management fees -- while earning and distributing substantial amounts. Our balance sheet is strong, with a solid cash position, very little debt and a book value per share of approximately $7.60."

Assets Under Management

The following table details the Company's assets under management by operating segment, which increased by $1.6 billion (12%) from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

       
  At June 30,   At June 30,
  2012   2011
Financial fund management $ 12.7 billion   $ 11.2 billion
Real estate 1.7 billion   1.6 billion
Commercial finance 0.6 billion   0.6 billion
  $ 15.0 billion   $ 13.4 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, 2011.

Highlights for the Third Fiscal Quarter Ended June 30, 2012 and Recent Developments

REAL ESTATE:

  • Fundraising: Resource Real Estate, Inc. ("RRE"), the Company's real estate operating segment, has sponsored and is the external manager of Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc. ("RRE Opportunity REIT"), which is a public non-traded real estate program. RRE Opportunity REIT raised a record $29.1 million during the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012. Through July 30, 2012, RRE Opportunity REIT has raised approximately $141.2 million in total capital.

  • Resource Capital Corp. ("RSO") Common and Preferred Stock: In June 2012, RSO issued 268,720 shares of 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, at a weighted average offering price of $23.51 per share. RSO received net proceeds of $5.8 million after offering costs, including the underwriters' discount and expenses of approximately $486,000. Additionally, RSO raised $8.0 million through its dividend reinvestment program during the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012.

  • Third Fiscal Quarter RRE Activity:

    • In connection with a March 2012 acquisition on behalf of RRE Opportunity REIT, the Company received additional acquisition fees totaling $253,000 during the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012.

    • In April 2012, on behalf of RRE Opportunity REIT, entered into a mortgage loan to borrow $9.2 million. In connection with this financing, the Company received fees totaling $45,000.

    • In May 2012, on behalf of a joint venture with an existing partner, entered into a mortgage loan to borrow $28.0 million. In connection with this financing, the Company received fees totaling $280,000.

    • In June 2012, on behalf of RRE Opportunity REIT, acquired a multifamily rental apartment property located in Cincinnati, Ohio for $41.3 million. In connection with this purchase, the Company received an $827,000 acquisition fee and will receive both asset management and property management fees in the future.

  • Property Management: Resource Real Estate Management, Inc., the Company's property management subsidiary, increased the apartment units it manages to 17,897 units at 61 properties as of June 30, 2012 from 14,833 units at 52 properties as of June 30, 2011.

FINANCIAL FUND MANAGEMENT:

  • Creation of Global Credit Manager: On April 17, 2012, the Company closed on its sale of 100% of the common equity interests of Apidos Capital Management, LLC ("Apidos") to CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS, S.A. ("CVC"), creating the global credit manager CVC Credit Partners, L.P. ("CCP"), a newly-formed Cayman Islands limited partnership jointly owned by the Company and CVC. Pursuant to the previously reported sale and purchase agreement and related agreements between the Company and CVC dated as of December 29, 2011 (collectively, the "SPA"), the Company sold Apidos in exchange for (i) $25.0 million in cash and (ii) a 33% limited partner interest in CCP and its general partner. Prior to the closing, CVC contributed its existing credit manager, CVC Cordatus, to CCP. The Company recorded a $54.7 million gain on the sale and is retaining certain incentive management fees that may be collected in the future, relating to previously managed portfolios. The Company anticipates that it will begin to collect these fees in 2013. 

  • Award Recognition: In May 2012, CCP, the recently formed global credit management company, won the global award for "Best CLO Manager" at the 2012 Creditflux CLO Manager Awards.

  • New Collateralized Loan Obligation Issuer ("CLO"): In July 2012, CCP closed Apidos CLO IX, a $409.8 million CLO. In connection with this CLO, CCP will receive approximately $2.0 million per year 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 June 30, 2012 to $12.7 billion, an increase of $1.5 billion, or 13%, from June 30, 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 third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012. 

    • Lease and loan origination volume increased by 110% during the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2011. 

    • LEAF's commercial finance assets as of June 30, 2012 increased by 59% from September 30, 2011. 

    • LEAF's growth was assisted by its expanded internal and field sales presence that provides dedicated support to its top-priority dealers and national accounts. LEAF's sales team works with key dealers and branch offices of its national accounts partners by developing unique offerings and providing a full range of support meant to increase their sales volume throughout multiple sales distribution channels. Vendor Program Agreements were executed with multiple new program partners, including national equipment manufacturers, independent dealers and value added resellers in the office equipment, technology, light industrial and telephony segments. LEAF has expanded its origination staff by 31% since September 30, 2011.

  • Award Recognition: LEAF was recently notified that it has been selected as the winner of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's ("ELFA") prestigious 2012 Operations & Technology Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to companies that clearly demonstrate innovation and best practices in using technology to deliver operational solutions to the equipment leasing and finance industry.

    • The award to LEAF was based on the state-of-the-art redesign of its originations portal and cost-per-usage product. The redesign allows LEAF's customers, the equipment vendor, to originate and close leasing transactions in an expedited manner by moving their end users through the sales cycle faster, without delays. The new solution includes online and mobile enabled capabilities to streamline credit applications and documentation turnaround by allowing the user to easily customize price, submit, track transactions, and close leasing transactions in real-time from virtually any location for transactions including different types of equipment and software blended together. The LEAF cost per usage program, 360° CPU, was completely automated to retrieve meter-read data directly from an equipment vendor's in-house system. This turnkey process saves time and eliminates the source of most billing errors.

OTHER:

  • Dividends: The Company's Board of Directors authorized the payment on July 31, 2012 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 July 20, 2012. RSO declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per common share for its second fiscal quarter ended June 30, 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.

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.

   
RESOURCE AMERICA, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands, except share data)  
   
    June 30,     September 30,  
    2012     2011  
    (unaudited)        
ASSETS                
  Cash   $ 19,669     $ 24,455  
  Restricted cash     624       20,257  
  Receivables     536       1,981  
  Receivables from managed entities and related parties, net     46,917       54,815  
  Investments in commercial finance, net     -       192,012  
  Investments in real estate     19,356       19,942  
  Investment securities, at fair value     19,880       15,124  
  Investments in unconsolidated loan manager     35,980       -  
  Investments in unconsolidated entities     12,740       12,710  
  Property and equipment, net     2,903       6,998  
  Deferred tax assets, net     30,024       51,581  
  Goodwill     -       7,969  
  Other assets     4,207       14,662  
    Total assets   $ 192,836     $ 422,506  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
Liabilities:                
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities   $ 20,192     $ 40,887  
  Payables to managed entities and related parties     1,426       1,232  
  Borrowings     22,617       222,659  
    Total liabilities     44,235       264,778  
                 
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; 29,392,755 and 28,779,998 shares issued, respectively (including nonvested restricted stock of 394,849 and 649,007, respectively)     290       281  
  Additional paid-in capital     284,069       281,686  
  Accumulated deficit     (21,640 )     (48,032 )
  Treasury stock, at cost; 9,469,996 and 9,126,966 shares, respectively     (100,639 )     (98,954 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (13,724 )     (14,613 )
  Total stockholders' equity     148,356       120,368  
  Noncontrolling interests     245       37,360  
    Total equity     148,601       157,728  
    $ 192,836     $ 422,506  
                 
                 
                 
RESOURCE AMERICA, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(unaudited)  
   
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  June 30,     June 30,  
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
REVENUES:                              
Real estate $ 10,921     $ 15,873     $ 29,303     $ 29,005  
Financial fund management   2,991       5,252       15,874       21,194  
Commercial finance   (128 )     6,464       2,051       14,417  
    13,784       27,589       47,228       64,616  
COSTS AND EXPENSES:                              
Real estate   7,386       6,727       21,985       18,276  
Financial fund management   2,994       4,234       13,177       16,914  
Commercial finance   118       3,709       2,311       11,675  
Restructuring expenses   -       -       365       -  
General and administrative   2,567       2,614       7,930       8,627  
Gain on sale of leases and loans   -       (94 )     (37 )     (357 )
Provision for credit losses   5,698       3,476       10,910       7,801  
Depreciation and amortization   528       3,159       3,124       7,205  
    19,291       23,825       59,765       70,141  
OPERATING (LOSS) INCOME   (5,507 )     3,764       (12,537 )     (5,525 )
                               
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                              
Gain on deconsolidation and sale of subsidiaries   54,682       -       63,431       -  
Loss on extinguishment of debt   -       -       (2,190 )     -  
Gain on sale of management contract   -       -       -       6,520  
Gain on extinguishment of servicing and repurchase liabilities   -       -       -       4,426  
Gain (loss) on sale of investment securities, net   -       82       63       (1,282 )
Impairment loss recognized in earnings   -       -       (74 )     -  
Interest expense   (578 )     (4,276 )     (4,197 )     (10,812 )
Other income, net   362       696       1,546       1,985  
    54,466       (3,498 )     58,579       837  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes   48,959       266       46,042       (4,688 )
Income tax provision (benefit)   18,665       151       17,496       (1,781 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations   30,294       115       28,546       (2,907 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (14 )     (23 )     (50 )     (2,176 )
Net income (loss)   30,280       92       28,496       (5,083 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (45 )     (503 )     (384 )     (161 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders $ 30,235     $ (411 )   $ 28,112     $ (5,244 )
                               
Amounts attributable to common shareholders:                              
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 30,249     $ (388 )   $ 28,162     $ (3,068 )
Discontinued operations   (14 )     (23 )     (50 )     (2,176 )
Net income (loss) $ 30,235     $ (411 )   $ 28,112     $ (5,244 )
Basic earnings (loss) per share:                              
Continuing operations $ 1.53     $ (0.02 )   $ 1.43     $ (0.16 )
Discontinued operations   -       -       -       (0.11 )
Net income (loss) $ 1.53     $ (0.02 )   $ 1.43     $ (0.27 )
Weighted average shares outstanding   19,815       19,741       19,618       19,389  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:                              
Continuing operations $ 1.44     $ (0.02 )   $ 1.37     $ (0.16 )
Discontinued operations   -       -       -       (0.11 )
Net income (loss) $ 1.44     $ (0.02 )   $ 1.37     $ (0.27 )
Weighted average shares outstanding   21,036       19,741       20,464       19,389  
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.03     $ 0.03     $ 0.09     $ 0.09  
                               
                               
                               
RESOURCE AMERICA, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
   
    Nine Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2012     2011  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
Net income (loss)   $ 28,496     $ (5,083 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:                
  Depreciation and amortization     4,280       10,867  
  Provision for credit losses     10,910       7,801  
  Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities     (501 )     (9,367 )
  Distributions from unconsolidated entities     2,741       5,018  
  Gain on sale of leases and loans     (37 )     (357 )
  (Gain) loss on sale of loans and investment securities, net     (79 )     1,282  
  Impairment loss recognized in earnings     74       -  
  Gain on sale and deconsolidation of subsidiaries     (63,431 )     -  
  Loss on extinguishment of debt     2,190       -  
  Gain on sale of management contract     -       (6,520 )
  Extinguishment of servicing and repurchase liabilities     -       (4,426 )
  Deferred income tax provision (benefit)     17,323       (1,667 )
  Equity-based compensation issued     1,059       1,963  
  Equity-based compensation received     (153 )     (234 )
Purchase of trading securities     (3,470 )      
Loss from discontinued operations     50       2,176  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities     (4,222 )     (2,983 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (4,770 )     (1,530 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
Capital expenditures     (147 )     (739 )
Payments received on real estate loans and real estate     1,580       16,291  
Investments in unconsolidated real estate entities     (1,108 )     (854 )
Purchase of commercial finance assets     (18,483 )     (65,762 )
Principal payments received on leases and loans     9,041       18,732  
Cash divested on deconsolidation of LEAF     (2,284 )     -  
Proceeds from sale of Apidos, net of transaction costs and cash divested on deconsolidation     17,864       -  
Proceeds from sale of management contract     -       9,095  
Purchase of loans and investments     (600 )     -  
Proceeds from sale of loans and investments     262       3,534  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     6,125       (19,703 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Increase in borrowings     128,845       66,217  
Principal payments on borrowings     (129,333 )     (45,776 )
Dividends paid     (1,720 )     (1,675 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock     1,056       1,914  
Repurchase of common stock     (955 )     -  
Proceeds from issuance of LEAF preferred stock     -       15,221  
Preferred stock dividends paid by LEAF to RSO     (188 )     (132 )
Payment of debt financing costs     (1,864 )     (1,992 )
(Decrease) increase in restricted cash     (647 )     4,947  
Other     (411 )     -  
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (5,217 )     38,724  
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:                
Operating activities     (924 )     (181 )
Net cash used in discontinued operations     (924 )     (181 )
                 
(Decrease) increase in cash     (4,786 )     17,310  
Cash at beginning of year     24,455       11,243  
Cash at end of period   $ 19,669     $ 28,553  
                 

Contact Information

  • 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)