Sachem Capital Reports 57% Increase in Revenue and 49% Increase in Net Income for the Third Quarter of 2018
BRANFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE American: SACH) today announced today its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018. In addition, the Company announced that it will host its investor conference call on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (additional details below).
Operational highlights:Revenue for the third quarter increased approximately 57.4% to approximately $3.05 million Net income for the third quarter increased approximately 48.9% to approximately $1.96 million, or $0.13 per share Revenue for the nine months increased approximately 85.6% to approximately $8.81 million Net income for the nine months increased approximately 93.4% to approximately $6.13 million, or $0.40 per share
Balance Sheet highlights:Mortgages receivable at September 30, 2018, approximately $77.81 million, increased approximately 23.0% from December 31, 2017 Total assets at September 30, 2018, approximately $85.03 million, increased approximately 26.0% from December 31, 2017 Shareholders’ equity at September 30, 2018, approximately $55.79 million, increased approximately 2.25% from December 31, 2017
Based on its performance in the third quarter of 2018, the Company increased its quarterly dividend to $0.12 per share. As a result, the dividend yield on the Company’s common shares is currently approximately 11.48%.
John Villano CPA, co-chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Sachem Capital Corp., stated, “I am pleased to report another quarter of strong year-over-year revenue growth and improved profitability. Last month, we announced that we increased our quarterly dividend to $0.12 per share, a 9% increase over our most recent quarterly dividend payment. We have also maintained a solid balance sheet and ended the quarter with almost $56 million of shareholders’ equity.”
“Despite some challenging market conditions such as rising interest rates, flat or declining real estate values, and our continuing need for growth capital, the demand for our products remains strong and, accordingly, we remain optimistic in the outlook for the business and our ability to continue to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns to our shareholders. Our optimism stems from the fact that, as a non-bank real estate lender, we have more flexibility than traditional lenders to structure loans to suit the needs of our clients and to respond to changes in the market. We continue, as always, to adhere to our strict underwriting criteria, extensive due diligence into the borrowers and the collateral and a conservative loan-to-value ratio.”
Results of operations -- three months ended September 30, 2018
Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was approximately $3.05 million compared to approximately $1.94 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $1.11 million, or 57.4%. The company recorded increases in all revenue categories, including interest income, net origination fees, other income (which includes modification fees, lender fees, income on borrower charges) and gains on the sale of real estate.
Total operating costs and expenses for three months ended September 30, 2018 were approximately $1.09 million compared to approximately $621,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of approximately 75.3%. The company recorded increases in all major cost and expense categories, including interest expense and amortization of deferred financing costs, compensation and related costs, professional fees and general and administrative expenses.
Net income for the third quarter of 2018 was approximately $1.96 million compared to approximately $1.32 million for the third quarter of 2017, an increase of approximately 48.9%. Basic and diluted net income per weighted average common share outstanding for the third quarter of 2018 was $0.13 compared to $0.12 per share for the third quarter of 2017.
Results of operations – nine months ended September 30, 2018
Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was approximately $8.81 million compared to approximately $4.75 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $4.06 million, or 85.6%. The company recorded increases in all revenue categories, including interest income, origination fees, other income and gain on sale of real estate.
Total operating costs and expenses for nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $2.68 million compared to approximately $1.57 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of approximately 69.9%. The company recorded increases in all major operating costs and expense categories, including interest expense and amortization of deferred financing costs, compensation and related costs, professional fees and general and administrative expenses.
Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was approximately $6.13 million, compared to approximately $3.17 million, for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of approximately 93.4%. Basic and diluted net income per weighted average common share outstanding for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $0.40 per share, compared to $0.26 per share for the corresponding 2017 period. Net income per share data for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 does not include the net income per share for the period prior to February 9, 2017, the date of the company’s initial public offering
2018 Third Quarter Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, to discuss its operating results for three and nine month periods ending September 30, 2018 and its financial condition at the date, as well as other relevant matters.
Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing 877-407-8033 for U.S. callers, or +201-689-8033 for international callers. The call will be available on the Company’s website via webcast at https://www.sachemcapitalcorp.com. John Villano, the Company’s Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, will lead the conference call and will also be available to answer questions.
A webcast will also be archived on the Company’s website and a telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the termination of the call, through 8:00 a.m. on November 28, 2018, and can be accessed by dialing: 877-481-4010 for U.S. callers or +919-882-2331 for international callers and entering conference ID: 41211.
About Sachem Capital, Corp.
Sachem Capital Corp. (SCC), is the successor to Sachem Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) having acquired all of SCP’s assets and assumed all of SCP’s liabilities in February 2017. Immediately thereafter, SCC completed an underwritten initial public offering of its shares. (Except where otherwise stated to the contrary, SCC and SCP are, collectively, referred to as the “Company”.) The Company specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. It offers short term ( i.e., three years or less) secured, nonbanking loans (sometimes referred to as “hard money” loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located primarily in Connecticut. The Company does not lend to owner occupants. The Company’s primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. The properties securing the Company’s loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are held for resale or investment. Each loan is secured by a first mortgage lien on real estate and may also be secured with additional real estate collateral. Each loan is also personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower, which guaranty may be collaterally secured by a pledge of the guarantor’s interest in the borrower. The Company also makes opportunistic real estate purchases apart from its lending activities. SCC believes that it qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes and has elected to be taxed as a REIT beginning with its 2017 tax year.
Forward Looking Statements
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SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company purchased a mortgage receivable from a third party at a discount in the amount of $21,433.
Real estate acquired in connection with the foreclosure of certain mortgages, inclusive of interest and other fees receivable, during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 amounted to $2,369,196.
The reversal of previously accrued capitalized costs during the nine months ended September 30, 2018, amounted to $6,212.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company issued notes payable in the amount of $169,338 for the acquisition of mortgages receivable.
On February 8, 2017, Sachem Capital Partners, LLC transferred all its assets and liabilities to the Company in exchange for 6,283,237 shares of the Company’s Common stock.
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CONTACT: Sachem Capital Corp.
John L. Villano, 203-433-4736
Co-CEO & CFO
Investors & Media:
Crescendo Communications, LLC
David Waldman, 212-671-1021
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CONNECTICUT
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE
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