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Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE American: ORM) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $156,320, or $0.02 per fully-diluted common share
  • Book value attributable to common stockholders of $22.12 per common share at September 30, 2017 as compared to $21.03 per common share at December 31, 2016
  • Declared quarterly dividends of $0.10 per share of common stock
  • Repurchased 183,564 shares of our common stock during the quarter for a total cost of $3,197,000 and an average cost of $17.42 per share

Third Quarter 2017 Operational Highlights

  • Originated three new loans in the quarter totaling $6,847,000 (note amount), extended the maturity date on one loan with a principal balance of $522,000 and received full or partial payoffs on ten loans totaling $32,878,000
  • Average balance of performing loans for the three months ended September 30, 2017 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016 increased by approximately 34%
  • Sold one office condominium unit in Roseville, California, one condominium unit at Zalanta and 1,000 square feet of commercial floor coverage area in Tahoe Stateline Venture for net proceeds of $2,288,000 resulting in gains totaling $582,000

Subsequent Events

  • During the month ended October 31, 2017 (following the end of the quarter), the Company repurchased another 12,774 shares of its Common Stock under the 2017 Repurchase Plan for a total cost of approximately $230,000 (including commissions) and an average cost of $17.99 per share
  • During the month ended October 31, 2017, the Company originated five new loans totaling $25,025,000 (note amount)

"Although our third quarter loan production was relatively low, we do not believe this is any indication of a trend, and as of the end of the third quarter, the Company had approximately $30 million in closed but unfunded advances on existing loans which will likely increase the portfolio in the future. Estimated production in the fourth quarter appears to be substantial, which is typically a strong period for our loan production," said Bryan Draper, the Company's CEO.

As previously reported, the Board of Directors and the Company's external manager, Owens Financial Group, Inc., (the "Manager") agreed to adjust the methodology used to calculate the management fee payable to the Manager, which is designed to reduce management fees. This fee reduction, which took effect in July 2017, has generated approximately $198,000 of cost savings for the Company in the third quarter (as compared to our historical calculation of the management fee). The revised management fee will remain in effect until the end of the month in which the Company's next stockholders' meeting is held.

Also, as of October 31, 2017, the Company has repurchased a total of 196,338 shares of its Common Stock for $3,427,000 as part of the Company's $10,000,000 stock repurchase plan, bringing the total shares acquired since 2013 to 1,146,980 at a cost of approximately $16,279,000.

Mr. Draper added, "The revised fee structure provided better terms to our stockholders this quarter while enhancing their returns and resulting in cost savings to the Company. Returning capital to our shareholders, through a mix of our dividends and share repurchases, has always been and remains a strategic priority for the Company.

"We remain committed to delivering a consistent, competitive risk‐adjusted yield to shareholders, while maintaining a strong balance sheet, through dividends, share repurchases, active portfolio management, and execution of our business strategy of liquidating real estate assets and investing proceeds into commercial real estate loans."

Summary of Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results
The Company reported net income attributable to common stockholders of $156,320, or $0.02 per fully-diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 as compared to net income of $15,732,661, or $1.54 per fully-diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. The decrease was primarily a result of the following:

  • A decrease in gain on sales of real estate of $19,613,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, due to the sales of four real estate properties during the three months ended September 30, 2016, resulting in gain on sales of real estate totaling $20,195,000 (or $16,479,000 net of $3,716,000 gain attributable to non-controlling interest). We sold two properties during the three months ended September 30, 2017, resulting in gain on sales of real estate totaling $582,000.
  • An increase in income tax expense (from income tax benefit) of $1,537,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, primarily due to an increase in the valuation allowance recorded against deferred tax assets as a result of higher construction costs and lower expected gains from the sales of the ZRV assets in the future. The income tax benefit during 2016 was due to the conversion of ZRV into a taxable REIT subsidiary and the contribution of additional real estate assets into ZRV with book and tax basis differences that required the recording of deferred tax assets.
  • A decrease in rental and other income from real estate properties net of expenses on such properties of $131,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017 (from income of $146,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2016 to income of $15,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2017) as a result of the sale of four properties during 2016, increased operating expenses on our assisted living facility located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania and increased marketing and other operating costs related to the ZRV condominiums recently completed. Many of the remaining properties held by us are non-operating properties that do not generate income and, thus, will likely continue to generate losses until they are disposed of in 2017 and beyond.
  • An increase in general and administrative expense of $172,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, as a result of higher legal and consulting expenses incurred in 2017 relating to shareholder activism, regulatory compliance matters and evaluation of strategic options related to our external management structure.

The items that decreased net income during the three months ended September 30, 2017 were partially offset by the following:

  • An increase in interest income on loans of $707,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, due primarily to an increase in the average balance of performing loans between the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 of 34%.
  • A decrease in interest expense of $489,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, due to the sale of the TOTB Miami properties and the repayment of the debt securing the properties during the third quarter of 2016 and due to a decrease in the average balance on our line of credit during the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, as we repaid the line of credit in full with the sale of the TSV land in April 2017.
  • A decrease in impairment losses on real estate properties of $726,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, as a result of impairment losses recorded on the unimproved residential and commercial land located in Gypsum, Colorado and the medical office condominium property located in Gilbert, Arizona during 2016 (which were subsequently sold), whereas we recorded impairment losses of $368,000 on the marinas located in Bethel Island, California and Isleton, California during the three months ended September 30, 2017.
  • A decrease in the provision for loan losses of $358,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to 2016, due to an overall decrease in the loan portfolio and a decrease in the amount of land and residential loans in the portfolio which have a higher historical loss factor than commercial loans.

We believe, from period to period in the near term, there could be fluctuations in earnings and net income resulting from the lag time between the sale of our income-producing real estate assets and deployment of the proceeds into new loan investments.

Quarter End Loan Portfolio Summary

The following tables set forth certain information regarding the Company's loan portfolio at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016.



September 30,
2017


December 31,
2016

By Property Type:





Commercial


$

118,727,116


$

102,442,111

Residential



14,232,827



19,001,677

Land



4,095,000



8,238,523



$

137,054,943


$

129,682,311

By Position:







Senior loans


$

133,665,434


$

126,873,673

Junior loans



3,389,509



2,808,638



$

137,054,943


$

129,682,311

The types of property securing the Company's commercial real estate loans are as follows:



September 30,
2017


December 31,
2016

Commercial Real Estate Loans:







Office


$

27,611,000


$

33,608,898

Retail



27,295,190



19,959,635

Apartment



22,326,796



11,366,570

Storage



14,207,907



13,015,175

Hotel



11,559,892



9,567,143

Marina



3,500,000



3,500,000

Warehouse



3,000,000



Industrial



2,690,000



7,376,477

Parking garage



2,200,000



Assisted care



1,616,331



1,328,213

Church



1,175,000



1,175,000

Golf course



1,145,000



1,145,000

Restaurant



400,000



400,000



$

118,727,116


$

102,442,111

Loans by geographic location:



September 30, 2017


December 31, 2016



Balance


Percentage


Balance


Percentage

California


$

105,067,026


76.66%


$

98,319,923


75.81%

Arizona



2,026,432


1.48%



4,655,517


3.59%

Colorado



1,595,000


1.16%



1,595,000


1.23%

Hawaii



1,450,000


1.06%



1,450,000


1.12%

Indiana



91,088


0.07%




—%

Michigan



10,526,662


7.68%



10,337,157


7.97%

Nevada



2,945,107


2.15%



3,669,584


2.83%

Ohio



3,755,000


2.74%



3,627,506


2.80%

Texas



6,508,628


4.75%



6,027,624


4.65%

Washington



3,092,000


2.25%




—%



$

137,054,943


100.00%


$

129,682,311


100.00%

Quarter End Real Estate Property Portfolio

The following tables set forth certain information regarding the Company's real estate portfolio at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

Real Estate Held for Sale:



September 30,
2017


December 31,
2016

Residential


$

24,364,833


$

Land (including land under development)



13,775,522



73,140,659

Retail



7,632,893



Golf course



1,999,449



1,970,437

Marina



3,336,400



Assisted care



5,699,777



Office





732,539



$

56,808,874


$

75,843,635

Real Estate Held for Investment:



September 30,
2017


December 31,
2016

Retail


$

16,783,873


$

16,829,995

Land



2,844,504



4,234,806

Residential



2,369,105



2,405,439

Assisted care





5,820,709

Office



3,562,285



3,962,869

Marina





4,025,945



$

25,559,767


$

37,279,763

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET.

To participate in the call, please dial (844) 850-0545 (United States) or (412) 317-5202 (International) and request the Owens Realty Mortgage call. A live webcast of the call will also be available on the Company's website at www.owensmortgage.com. Please allow 10 minutes prior to the call to visit this site to download and install any necessary audio software.

An archive of the webcast will be available approximately one hour after completion of the live event and will be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.owensmortgage.com until December 9, 2017. To access the replay, dial (877) 344-7529 (United States) or (412) 317-0088 (International) and enter code: 10113837.

About Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc.
Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc., a Maryland corporation, is a specialty finance mortgage company organized to qualify as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") that focuses on the origination, investment, and management of small balance and middle-market commercial real estate loans. We provide customized, short-term acquisition and transition capital to commercial real estate investors that require speed and flexibility. Our primary objective is to provide investors with attractive current income and long-term shareholder value. Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc., is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, and is externally managed and advised by Owens Financial Group, Inc.

Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.owensmortgage.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements about Owens Realty Mortgage Inc.'s plans, strategies, prospects, and anticipated events, including anticipated loan production, expected savings in fees paid to our Manager, the maximum borrowings available under its credit facilities, anticipated construction progress and completion, potential leasing activities, and repositioning and possible sale of real estate assets, are based on current information, estimates, and projections; they are subject to, risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, readers should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "expect," "target," "assume," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believe," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Company's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the Company or matters attributable to the Company or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.

Selected Financial Data:

OWENS REALTY MORTGAGE, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(UNAUDITED)




September 30, 2017


December 31, 2016

ASSETS







Cash and cash equivalents


$

24,368,069


$

434,243

Restricted cash



3,500,000



6,500,000

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $2,138,356 in 2017 and $2,706,822 in 2016



134,916,587



126,975,489

Interest and other receivables



2,264,324



2,164,335

Other assets, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $296,015 in 2017 and $251,729 in 2016



827,459



803,676

Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $225,041 in 2017 and $107,744 in 2016



67,059



171,855

Deferred tax assets, net



5,159,150



7,248,977

Investment in limited liability company



2,187,803



2,140,482

Real estate held for sale



56,808,874



75,843,635

Real estate held for investment, net of accumulated depreciation of $3,135,917 in 2017 and $3,151,427 in 2016



25,559,767



37,279,763

Total assets


$

255,659,092


$

259,562,455

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY







LIABILITIES:







Dividends payable


$

1,012,782


$

1,402,496

Due to Manager



334,648



360,627

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities



1,737,443



3,699,859

Deferred gains on sales of real estate



209,662



209,662

Lines of credit payable





4,976,000

Notes and loans payable on real estate



29,780,790



33,385,934

Total liabilities



33,075,325



44,034,578

Commitments and Contingencies







EQUITY:







Stockholders' equity:







Preferred stock, $.01 par value per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016





Common stock, $.01 par value per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 11,198,119 shares issued, 10,063,913 and 10,247,477 shares outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016



111,981



111,981

Additional paid-in capital



182,437,522



182,437,522

Treasury stock, at cost – 1,134,206 and 950,642 shares at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016



(16,049,176)



(12,852,058)

Retained earnings



56,083,440



45,830,432

Total stockholders' equity



222,583,767



215,527,877

Total liabilities and equity


$

255,659,092


$

259,562,455

OWENS REALTY MORTGAGE, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(UNAUDITED)




For the Three Months Ended


For the Nine Months Ended



September 30, 2017


September 30, 2016


September 30, 2017


September 30, 2016

Revenues:













Interest income on loans


$

2,963,394


$

2,256,816


$

8,151,798


$

6,495,836

Rental and other income from real estate properties



1,265,961



2,191,357



3,392,168



6,782,758

Other income



48,138



45,804



138,222



133,114

Total revenues



4,277,493



4,493,977



11,682,188



13,411,708

Expenses:













Management fees to Manager



827,281



808,247



2,781,474



2,398,911

Servicing fees to Manager



93,179



73,477



270,834



218,083

General and administrative expense



510,574



338,696



1,540,260



1,242,040

Rental and other expenses on real estate properties



1,251,217



2,045,722



3,890,536



5,885,029

Depreciation and amortization



302,925



305,105



916,668



958,025

Interest expense



471,942



960,861



1,120,917



2,649,616

(Recovery of ) provision for loan losses



(396,980)



(38,966)



(221,700)



347,029

Impairment losses on real estate properties



367,831



1,094,071



649,457



3,204,221

Total expenses



3,427,969



5,587,213



10,948,446



16,902,954

Operating income (loss)



849,524



(1,093,236)



733,742



(3,491,246)

Gain on sales of real estate, net



582,496



20,195,367



14,460,030



25,034,182

Net income before income taxes



1,432,020



19,102,131



15,193,772



21,542,936

Income tax (expense) benefit



(1,275,700)



260,848



(2,089,827)



7,629,683

Net income



156,320



19,362,979



13,103,945



29,172,619

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests





(3,630,318)





(3,586,963

Net income attributable to common stockholders


$

156,320


$

15,732,661


$

13,103,945


$

25,585,656














Per common share data:













Basic and diluted earnings per common share


$

0.02


$

1.54


$

1.28


$

2.50

Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding



10,173,448



10,247,477



10,222,529



10,247,477

Dividends declared per share of common stock


$

0.10


$

0.08


$

0.28


$

0.24

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