BRANFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE American: SACH) announced today that on December 18, 2018, its board of directors authorized and declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.17 per share to be paid to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2018. The dividend will be payable on January 10, 2019. The Company previously declared and paid a third quarter dividend of $0.12 per share to its shareholders. The incremental amount by which the fourth quarter dividend exceeds the dividend paid in the prior quarter reflects the year-end distribution of income required in order to comply with the Federal tax rules and regulations applicable to the Company as a real estate investment trust (REIT).
John Villano, CPA, co-chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Sachem Capital Corp., stated: “This dividend reflects our strong fiscal year 2018 performance, illustrated by the growth in our loan portfolio and improved profitability. While there can be no assurance of similar year-end incremental dividends in the future, we are encouraged by the outlook for the business and remain fully committed to our goal of providing investors attractive risk-adjusted returns.”
About Sachem Capital, Corp.
Sachem Capital Corp. (the “Company”) specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing and managing a portfolio of mortgage loans secured by first mortgage liens on real property (referred to in the industry as “hard money” loans). Its customers include real estate investors and developers who use the proceeds of the loans to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation and/or improvement of properties located primarily in Connecticut. The properties securing the Company’s loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are held for resale or investment. The Company does not lend to owner occupants. The Company’s primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. The Company believes that it qualifies and operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes.
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Source: Sachem Capital Corp
Released December 20, 2018