2014

Redwood Trust Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Results

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) today reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $25 million, or $0.29 per fully diluted share. This compares to net income of $22 million, or $0.25 per fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013, and net income of $42 million, or $0.50 per fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Redwood also reported estimated REIT taxable income of $20 million, or $0.24 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2013. This compares to estimated REIT taxable income of $20 million, or $0.24 per share, for the third quarter of 2013 and REIT taxable income of $18 million, or $0.23 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2012. 

At December 31, 2013, Redwood reported a book value per share of $15.10, as compared to $14.65 at September 30, 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 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 Thursday, February 27, 2014, and make it available on Redwood's website.

Redwood will host an earnings call today, February 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its fourth quarter 2013 financial results. The number to dial in order to listen to the conference call is 1-888-437-9364 in the U.S. and Canada. International callers must dial 1-719-457-2710. Callers should reference call ID# 7767910. A replay of the call will be available through midnight on March 10, 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 7767910. 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K. 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)


Fourth


Third


Second


First


Fourth

($ in millions, except share data)


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter



2013


2013


2013


2013


2012

















Interest income


$

57


$

58


$

58


$

54


$

53

Interest expense



(20)



(22)



(21)



(18)



(33)

Net interest income



38



36



36



35



20

(Provision for) reversal of provision for loan losses



(4)



(2)



3



(2)



(3)

Net interest income after provision



34



34



39



33



17

Noninterest income
















   Mortgage banking activities, net



17



(9)



48



46



21

   MSR income, net



6



3



11



1



-

   Other market valuation adjustments, net



1



-



(6)



-



2

   Realized gains, net



2



11



-



12



20

   Total noninterest income



25



5



53



59



43

Operating expenses 



(19)



(22)



(23)



(20)



(18)

Other expense



(12)



-



-



-



-

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes



(2)



5



(3)



(11)



-

Net income


$

25


$

22


$

66


$

61


$

42

































Average diluted shares (thousands)


84,395


84,422


96,172


87,345


82,498

Diluted earnings per share


$

0.29


$

0.25


$

0.71


$

0.69


$

0.50

Regular dividends declared per common share


$

0.28


$

0.28


$

0.28


$

0.28


$

0.25

















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

 

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.



Consolidated Income Statements (1)



($ in millions, except share data)


Year Ended December 31,



2013


2012








Interest income


$

226


$

231

Interest expense



(81)



(121)

Net interest income



145



111

Provision for loan losses



(5)



(4)

Net interest income after provision



141



107

Noninterest income







   Mortgage banking activities, net



101



36

   MSR income (loss), net



20



(1)

   Other market valuation adjustments, net



(6)



2

   Realized gains, net



25



55

   Total noninterest income



140



92

Operating expenses 



(85)



(65)

Other expense



(12)



-

Provision for income taxes



(11)



(1)

Net income


$

173


$

132








Average diluted shares (thousands)


93,695


80,674

Diluted earnings per share


$

1.94


$

1.59

Regular dividends declared per common share


$

1.12


$

1.00








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

 

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.



Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)


31-Dec


30-Sep


30-Jun


31-Mar


31-Dec

($ in millions, except share data)


2013


2013


2013


2013


2012

















Residential loans


$

2,166


$

2,593


$

3,219


$

2,965


$

2,836

Commercial loans



432



380



495



401



313

Real estate securities



1,683



1,325



1,314



1,231



1,109

Mortgage servicing rights



65



60



43



18



5

Cash and cash equivalents



173



205



208



79



81

Other assets



89



98



156



103



101

Total Assets


$

4,609


$

4,660


$

5,435


$

4,797


$

4,444

















Short-term debt 


$

863


$

838


$

1,446


$

721


$

552

Other liabilities



81



81



122



80



83

Asset-backed securities issued



1,943



2,062



2,214



2,365



2,529

Long-term debt 



476



472



444



444



140

Total liabilities  



3,363



3,452



4,226



3,609



3,304

















Stockholders' equity 



1,246



1,207



1,209



1,188



1,140

















Total Liabilities and Equity


$

4,609


$

4,660


$

5,435


$

4,797


$

4,444

































Shares outstanding at period end (thousands)


82,505



82,389



82,332



81,706



81,716

GAAP book value per share


$

$15.10


$

14.65


$

14.69


$

14.54


$

13.95

















(1) Certain totals may not foot due to rounding. See notes to consolidating balance sheet on page 6.

 


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 and twelve months ended December 31, 2013.











Consolidating Income Statement (1)










Three Months Ended December 31, 2013









($ in millions)


At Redwood (2)


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 





 Sequoia Entities 


Consolidated











Interest income


$

41


$

8


$

48

Net discount (premium) amortization



10



(1)



9

Total interest income



51



7



57

Interest expense



(14)



(6)



(20)

Net interest income



37



1



38

Provision for loan losses



(1)



(3)



(4)

Net interest income (loss) after provision



36



(2)



34

Noninterest income










   Mortgage banking activities, net



17



-



17

   MSR income, net



6






6

   Other market valuation adjustments, net



1



-



1

   Realized gains, net



2



-



2

   Total noninterest income



25






25

Operating expenses



(19)



-



(19)

Other expense



(12)



-



(12)

Provision for income taxes



(2)



-



(2)

Net Income (Loss)


$

27


$

(2)


$

25












Consolidating Income Statement (1)










Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013









($ in millions)


At Redwood (2)


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 





 Sequoia Entities 


Consolidated











Interest income


$

155


$

41


$

196

Net discount (premium) amortization



37



(7)



31

Total interest income



192



34



226

Interest expense



(55)



(26)



(81)

Net interest income



137



8



145

Provision for loan losses



(3)



(1)



(5)

Net interest income after provision



134



6



140

Noninterest income










   Mortgage banking activities, net



101



-



101

   MSR income, net



20



-



20

   Other market valuation adjustments, net



(5)



(1)



(6)

   Realized gains, net



25



-



25

   Total noninterest income



141



-



141

Operating expenses



(85)



-



(85)

Other expense



(12)



-



(12)

Provision for income taxes



(11)



-



(11)

Net Income


$

167


$

6


$

173











(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 Redwood (Parent) and our Consolidated Sequoia Entities had on our GAAP balance sheet at December 31, 2013. 











Consolidating Balance Sheet (1)










December 31, 2013









($ in millions)


At Redwood (2)


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 





 Sequoia Entities 


 Consolidated 











Residential loans


$

404


$

1,762


$

2,166

Commercial loans



432



-



432

Real estate securities



1,683



-



1,683

Mortgage servicing rights



65



-



65

Cash and cash equivalents



173



-



173

   Total earning assets



2,758



1,762



4,520

Other assets



81



8



89

Total Assets


$

2,838


$

1,770


$

4,609











Short-term debt


$

863


$

-


$

863

Other liabilities



79



1



81

Asset-backed securities issued



249



1,694



1,943

Long-term debt 



476



-



476

Total liabilities



1,667



1,696



3,363











Stockholders' equity



1,171



75



1,246











Total Liabilities and Equity


$

2,838


$

1,770


$

4,609











(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 December 31, 2013, the Residential Resecuritization accounted for $264 million of assets ($263 million of available-for-sale securities at fair value and $1 million of other assets) and $95 million of asset-backed securities issued (at amortized cost). Our $169 million investment in this resecuritization, as estimated for GAAP, equals the difference between these assets and liabilities. At December 31, 2013, the Commercial Securitization accounted for $270 million of assets ($258 million of commercial real estate loans at historical cost and $12 million of other assets) and $154 million of asset-backed securities issued (at amortized cost). Our $116 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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