Redwood Trust Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

MILL VALLEY, Calif., May 5, 2014  /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) today reported net income for the first quarter of 2014 of $12 million, or $0.14 per fully diluted share. This compares to net income of $25 million, or $0.29 per fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2013, and net income of $61 million, or $0.69 per fully diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013.

Redwood also reported estimated REIT taxable income of $15 million, or $0.19 per share, for the first quarter of 2014. This compares to estimated REIT taxable income of $20 million, or $0.24 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2013 and REIT taxable income of $16 million, or $0.20 per share, for the first quarter of 2013. 

At March 31, 2014, Redwood reported a book value per share of $15.14, as compared to $15.10 at December 31, 2013.

Additional information on Redwood's business, financial results, and taxable income can be found in The Redwood Review, a quarterly publication available on Redwood's website at www.redwoodtrust.com. 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 Thursday, May 8, 2014, and make it available on Redwood's website.

Redwood will host an earnings call today, May 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its first quarter 2014 financial results. The number to dial in order to listen to the conference call is 1-800-311-6662 in the U.S. and Canada. International callers must dial 1-719-325-2421. Callers should reference call ID# 8799295. A replay of the call will be available through midnight on May 19, 2014, and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 in the U.S. and Canada or 1-858-384-5517 internationally and entering access code 8799295. Live audio of the conference call will also be accessible over the internet at www.redwoodtrust.com, where a link to the call will be posted on Redwood's home page. To listen to the call over the internet, go to the Redwood 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.

Cautionary Statement:  This press release and the related conference call contains 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 taxable income and the filing of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ from our 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 most recent 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)


First


Fourth


Third


Second


First

($ in millions, except share data)


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter



2014


2013


2013


2013


2013

















Interest income


$

55


$

57


$

58


$

58


$

54

Interest expense



(19)



(20)



(22)



(21)



(18)

Net interest income



36



38



36



36



35

(Provision for) reversal of provision for loan losses



(1)



(4)



(2)



3



(2)

Net interest income after provision



35



34



34



39



33

Noninterest income
















  Mortgage banking activities, net



(1)



17



(9)



48



46

  MSR income, net



1



6



3



11



1

  Other market valuation adjustments, net



(6)



1



-



(6)



-

  Realized gains, net



1



2



11



-



12

  Total noninterest income (loss), net



(5)



25



5



53



59

Operating expenses 



(20)



(19)



(22)



(23)



(20)

Other expense



-



(12)



-



-



-

Benefit from (provision for) income taxes



2



(2)



5



(3)



(11)

Net income


$

12


$

25


$

22


$

66


$

61

































Average diluted shares (thousands)


84,941


84,395


84,422


96,172


87,345

Diluted earnings per share


$

0.14


$

0.29


$

0.25


$

0.71


$

0.69

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.
















 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.
















































Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)


31-Mar


31-Dec


30-Sep


30-Jun


31-Mar

($ in millions, except share data)


2014


2013


2013


2013


2013

















Residential loans


$

2,465


$

2,166


$

2,593


$

3,219


$

2,965

Commercial loans



491



432



380



495



401

Real estate securities



1,743



1,683



1,325



1,314



1,231

Mortgage servicing rights



65



65



60



43



18

Cash and cash equivalents



150



173



205



208



79

Other assets



93



89



98



156



103

Total Assets


$

5,007


$

4,609


$

4,660


$

5,435


$

4,797

















Short-term debt 


$

1,289


$

863


$

838


$

1,446


$

721

Other liabilities



100



81



81



122



80

Asset-backed securities issued



1,854



1,943



2,062



2,214



2,365

Long-term debt 



513



476



472



444



444

Total liabilities  



3,756



3,363



3,452



4,226



3,609

















Stockholders' equity 



1,251



1,246



1,207



1,209



1,188

















Total Liabilities and Equity


$

5,007


$

4,609


$

4,660


$

5,435


$

4,797

































Shares outstanding at period end (thousands)


82,620



82,505



82,389



82,332



81,706

GAAP book value per share


$

15.14


$

15.10


$

14.65


$

14.69


$

14.54

















(1) Certain totals may not foot due to rounding. See notes to consolidating balance sheet on page 5.




 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.




















The following tables show the estimated effect that activities At Redwood and our Consolidated Sequoia Entities had on GAAP income for the three months ended March 31, 2014.











Consolidating Income Statement (1)










Three Months Ended March 31, 2014









($ in millions)


 At 


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 



     Redwood (2)


 Sequoia Entities 


Consolidated











Interest income


$

38


$

8


$

45

Net discount (premium) amortization



11



(1)



10

Total interest income



49



7



55

Interest expense



(14)



(5)



(19)

Net interest income



35



1



36

Provision for loan losses



(1)



(1)



(1)

Net interest income after provision



34



1



35

Noninterest income










  Mortgage banking activities, net



(1)



-



(1)

  MSR income, net



1



-



1

  Other market valuation adjustments, net



(6)



-



(6)

  Realized gains, net



1



-



1

  Total noninterest income (loss), net



(5)



-



(5)

Operating expenses



(19)



-



(20)

Other expense



-



-



-

Benefit from income taxes



2



-



2

Net Income


$

12


$

1


$

12












(1) Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.




















(2) The interest income and interest expense related to the Residential Resecuritization we engaged in during the third quarter of 2011 and the Commercial Securitization we engaged in during the fourth quarter of 2012 are included in the "At Redwood" column.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.




















We present this table to highlight the estimated effect that At Redwood and our Consolidated Sequoia Entities had on our GAAP balance sheet at March 31, 2014.











Consolidating Balance Sheet (1)










March 31, 2014









($ in millions)


 At 


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 



    Redwood (2)


 Sequoia Entities 


 Consolidated 











Residential loans


$

775


$

1,690


$

2,465

Commercial loans



491



-



491

Real estate securities



1,743



-



1,743

Mortgage servicing rights



65



-



65

Cash and cash equivalents



150



-



150

Total earning assets



3,224



1,690



4,914

Other assets



87



6



93

Total Assets


$

3,311


$

1,696


$

5,007











Short-term debt


$

1,289


$

-


$

1,289

Other liabilities



99



1



100

Asset-backed securities issued



230



1,625



1,854

Long-term debt 



513



-



513

Total liabilities



2,130



1,626



3,756











Stockholders' equity



1,180



71



1,251











Total Liabilities and Equity


$

3,311


$

1,696


$

5,007

    

(1) We are required under GAAP to consolidate the assets and liabilities of certain securitization entities we have sponsored for financial reporting purposes. However, the securitized assets of these entities are not legally ours and we own only the securities and interests that we acquired from these securitization entities. Similarly, the liabilities of these entities are obligations payable only from the cash flow generated by their securitized assets and are not obligations of Redwood.
Certain totals may not foot due to rounding.











(2) Included in the "At Redwood" column are the assets and liabilities of the Residential Resecuritization and Commercial Securitization transactions we completed in 2011 and 2012, respectively. These transactions are treated as secured borrowings under GAAP. At March 31, 2014, the Residential Resecuritization accounted for $257 million of assets ($256 million of available-for-sale securities at fair value and $1 million of other assets) and $82 million of asset-backed securities issued (at amortized cost). Our $175 million investment in this resecuritization, as estimated for GAAP, equals the difference between these assets and liabilities. At March 31, 2014, the Commercial Securitization accounted for $262 million of assets ($257 million of commercial real estate loans at historical cost and $5 million of other assets) and $148 million of asset-backed securities issued (at amortized cost). Our $114 million investment in this securitization, as estimated for GAAP, equals the difference between these assets and liabilities.

SOURCE Redwood Trust, Inc.



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