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Redwood Trust Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) today reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $42 million, or $0.50 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $40 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012, and a net loss of $3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Redwood also reported estimated REIT taxable income of $18 million, or $0.23 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2012.  This compares to estimated REIT taxable income of $15 million, or $0.19 per share, for the third quarter of 2012, and REIT taxable income of $3 million, or $0.04 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. 

During the fourth quarter of 2012, Redwood sold its remaining investment interests in nine legacy Acacia entities and ten legacy Sequoia entities. After completion of an accounting analysis, it was determined that these entities should be deconsolidated for financial reporting purposes. The deconsolidation resulted in a $4 million net, non-recurring increase to fourth quarter 2012 earnings. Included in this earnings release is a non-GAAP presentation of Redwood's consolidated income for the three months ended December 31, 2012 that reclassifies the impact of the deconsolidation into a single line item for ease of comparison to our GAAP income for the three months ending September 30, 2012.  

Additional information on Redwood's business, financial results, and non-GAAP metrics 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 the Annual Report with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about Tuesday, February 26, 2013, and also make it available on Redwood's website.

Cautionary Statement:  This press release 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 timing of filing 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 (SEC), 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.







































During the fourth quarter of 2012, Redwood sold its remaining investment interests in nine legacy Acacia entities and ten legacy Sequoia entities. The sale of Redwood's interests in these legacy entities triggered a derecognition of their underlying assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and resulted in a $4 million net, non-recurring increase to fourth quarter 2012 earnings. The $4 million net, non-recurring increase is not reflected as a simple line item in Redwood's fourth quarter GAAP income statement. Instead, it is expressed as an $11 million decrease to net interest income, reflecting the accelerated recognition of deferred hedging costs relating to Acacia entities, and a $15 million realized gain upon deconsolidation. The $15 million gain primarily reflects the proceeds received on the sale of the interests in these legacy entities, as well as recovery of excess loan loss reserves related to legacy Sequoia entities that Redwood was required to record in past periods under GAAP.


The table below sets forth the components of Redwood's third and fourth quarter 2012 net income, as reported under GAAP, together with a non-GAAP presentation of the components of Redwood's fourth quarter 2012 net income. The non-GAAP presentation reflects a reclassification adjustment which, overall, does not impact reported net income under GAAP, but which we believe is useful for investors because it reflects the impact of the deconsolidation of the legacy Acacia and Sequoia entities in a manner consistent with the way management analyzes Redwood's fourth quarter 2012 results of operations and the manner in which management compares the components of fourth quarter 2012 net income to the components of third quarter 2012 net income.

 

Components of Consolidated Income (1)









($ in millions)


Three Months Ended



December 31, 2012


September 30, 2012



 Redwood 


 Reclassification 


 (Non-GAAP) 


 Redwood 



As Reported


   Adjustment (2)


As Adjusted


As Reported














Net interest income


$

20


$

11


$

31


$

31














Provision for loan losses



(3)



-



(3)



(1)

Other market valuation adjustments, net



(1)



-



(1)



(3)

Mortgage banking activities, net



24



-



24



17

Operating expenses



(18)



-



(18)



(17)














Total realized gains, net: (3)













Realized gains on sales, net



5



-



5



14

Realized gain on deconsolidation



15



(11)



4



-

Provision for income taxes



-



-



-



(1)

Net Income


$

42


$

-


$

42


$

40

 

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




















(2) The Reclassification Adjustment column shows a reclassification adjustment related to the deconsolidation of certain legacy Acacia and Sequoia entities that impacts items reported under GAAP, but which, overall, does not impact reported net income: Net interest income is increased by $11 million to address the non-recurring decrease to net interest income resulting from accelerated recognition of $11 million of deferred hedging costs relating to Acacia entities upon deconsolidation of these entities; and Realized gain on deconsolidation is decreased by $11 million to reflect that the deconsolidation of these Sequoia and Acacia entities resulted in a non-recurring net increase to earnings of only $4 million.




















(3) Total realized gains, net were $20 million as reported under GAAP for the three months ended December 31, 2012.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.

















Consolidated Income Statements (1)

 
























($ in millions, except share data)


Fourth

Quarter


Third

Quarter


Second

Quarter


First

Quarter


Fourth

Quarter



2012


2012


2012


2012


2011

















Interest income


$

53


$

60


$

60


$

59


$

56

Interest expense



(33)



(28)



(29)



(31)



(29)

Net interest income (2)



20



31



31



28



27

(Provision for) reversal of provision for loan losses



(3)



(1)



1



-



(8)

Other market valuation adjustments, net



(1)



(3)



(5)



(1)



(10)

Net interest income after provision and other market valuation adjustments



16



27



27



27



10

Mortgage banking activities, net



24



17



2



4



-

Operating expenses 



(18)



(17)



(15)



(15)



(13)

Realized gains, net (2)



20



14



7



14



-

Provision for income taxes



-



(1)



(1)



-



-

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Redwood Trust, Inc.


$

42


$

40


$

20


$

30


$

(3)

































Average diluted shares (thousands)


82,498


80,764


78,815


79,892


78,370

Diluted earnings (loss) per share


$

0.50


$

0.48


$

0.24


$

0.37


$

(0.03)

Regular dividends declared per common share


$

0.25


$

0.25


$

0.25


$

0.25


$

0.25

 

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

















(2) See the Non-GAAP presentation of fourth quarter 2012 consolidated GAAP income herein for a review of the way management analyzes Redwood's fourth quarter 2012 net income and the manner in which management compares the components of fourth quarter 2012 net income to the components of third quarter 2012 net income.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.





















Consolidated Income Statements (1)



($ in millions, except share data)


Year Ended December 31,



2012


2011








Interest income


$

231


$

217

Interest expense



(121)



(99)

Net interest income



111



118

Provision for loan losses



(4)



(16)

Other market valuation adjustments, net



(10)



(40)

Net interest income after provision and

other market valuation adjustments



97



62

Mortgage banking activities, net



47



-

Operating expenses 



(65)



(48)

Realized gains, net



55



11

Provision for income taxes



(1)



-

Net income



132



25

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest



-



(1)

Net Income Attributable to Redwood Trust, Inc.


$

132


$

26








Average diluted shares (thousands)


80,674


78,300

Diluted earnings per share


$

1.59


$

0.31

Regular dividends declared per common share


$

1.00


$

1.00








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

 


REDWOOD TRUST, INC.

































Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)








($ in millions, except share data)


31-Dec

2012


30-Sep

2012


30-Jun

2012


31-Mar

2012


31-Dec

2011

















Residential loans


$

2,836


$

3,495


$

3,472


$

3,651


$

4,195

Commercial loans



313



298



259



190



170

Real estate securities



1,109



1,313



1,311



1,262



982

Cash and cash equivalents



81



39



70



150



267

Other assets



106



152



134



119



130

Total Assets


$

4,444


$

5,297


$

5,246


$

5,372


$

5,743

















Short-term debt 


$

552


$

522


$

455


$

441


$

428

Other liabilities



83



156



136



126



144

Asset-backed securities issued



2,529



3,429



3,564



3,704



4,139

Long-term debt 



140



140



140



140



140

Total liabilities  



3,304



4,247



4,295



4,410



4,851

















Stockholders' equity 



1,140



1,050



951



962



893

















Total Liabilities and Equity


$

4,444


$

5,297


$

5,246


$

5,372


$

5,743

































Shares outstanding at period end (thousands)


81,716



81,526



79,263



78,756



78,556

GAAP book value per share


$

13.95


$

12.88


$

12.00


$

12.22


$

11.36

















 

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

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.











The following tables show the estimated effect that Redwood (Parent) and our Consolidated Entities had on GAAP income for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012.

 

Consolidating Income Statement (1)










Three Months Ended December 31, 2012









($ in millions)


 Redwood 


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 



     (Parent) (2)


 Entities 


Consolidated (3)











Interest income


$

27


$

19


$

46

Net discount (premium) amortization



9



(2)



7

Total interest income



36



17



53

Interest expense



(7)



(26)



(33)

Net interest income (expense) (3)



29



(8)



20

Provision for loan losses



(2)



(1)



(3)

Other market valuation adjustments, net



(4)



3



(1)

Net interest income (loss) after provision

and other market valuation adjustments



23



(6)



16

Mortgage banking activities, net



24



-



24

Operating expenses



(18)



-



(18)

Realized gains, net (3)



5



15



20

Provision for income taxes



-



-



-

Net Income


$

34


$

9


$

42































Consolidating Income Statement (1)










Year Ended December 31, 2012









($ in millions)


 Redwood 


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 



     (Parent) (2)


 Entities 


 Consolidated 











Interest income


$

106


$

99


$

205

Net discount (premium) amortization



33



(6)



27

Total interest income



139



92



231

Interest expense



(25)



(96)



(121)

Net interest income (expense)



114



(4)



111

Provision for loan losses



(3)



-



(4)

Other market valuation adjustments, net



(16)



6



(10)

Net interest income after provision

and other market valuation adjustments



94



2



97

Mortgage banking activities, net



47



-



47

Operating expenses



(65)



-



(65)

Realized gains, net



32



22



55

Provision for income taxes



(1)



-



(1)

Net Income


$

107


$

24


$

132

 

(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 Redwood (Parent).











(3) See the Non-GAAP presentation of fourth quarter 2012 consolidated GAAP income herein for a review of the way management analyzes Redwood's fourth quarter 2012 net income and the manner in which management compares the components of fourth quarter 2012 net income to the components of third quarter 2012 net income.

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.











We present this table to highlight the effect that Redwood (Parent) and our Consolidated Entities had on our GAAP balance sheet at December 31, 2012. 

 

Consolidating Balance Sheet (1)










December 31, 2012









($ in millions)


 Redwood 


 Consolidated 


 Redwood 



    (Parent) (2)


 Entities 


 Consolidated 











Residential loans


$

563


$

2,273


$

2,836

Commercial loans



313



-



313

Real estate securities



1,109



-



1,109

Cash and cash equivalents



81



-



81

Total earning assets



2,066



2,273



4,338

Other assets



94



12



106

Total Assets


$

2,159


$

2,285


$

4,444











Short-term debt


$

552


$

-


$

552

Other liabilities



80



2



83

Asset-backed securities issued



336



2,193



2,529

Long-term debt 



140



-



140

Total liabilities



1,108



2,196



3,304











Stockholders' equity



1,051



89



1,140











Total Liabilities and Equity


$

2,159


$

2,285


$

4,444

 

(1) Certain totals may not foot due to rounding. Certain Sequoia securitization entities, 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 treated as secured borrowing transactions for GAAP and we are required under GAAP to consolidate the assets and liabilities of these securitization entities. The securitized assets and liabilities are legally not ours, and we own only the securities and interests that we acquired from these entities. The liabilities of these entities are obligations payable only from the cash flow generated by their securitized assets.











(2) The consolidating balance sheet presents the assets and liabilities of the residential resecuritization we engaged in during the third quarter of 2011 under Redwood (Parent), although these assets and liabilities are owned by the residential resecuritization entity and are legally not ours and we own only the securities and interests that we acquired from the residential resecuritization entity. At December 31, 2012, the residential resecuritization accounted for $326 million of real estate securities and other assets and $165 million of asset-backed securities issued and other liabilities.

 

The consolidating balance sheet presents the assets and liabilities of the commercial securitization we engaged in during the fourth quarter of 2012 under Redwood (Parent), although these assets and liabilities are owned by the commercial securitization entity and are legally not ours and we own only the securities and interests that we acquired from the commercial securitization entity. At December 31, 2012, the commercial securitization accounted for $290 million of commercial loans and other assets and $173 million of asset-backed securities issued and other liabilities.

 

SOURCE Redwood Trust, Inc.

 

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