Conference Call and Webcast to be held at 8:00 AM EDT on Friday, November 5, 2021
BRANFORD, Conn., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE American: SACH) announces its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021. The company will host a conference call on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss in greater detail its financial condition and operating results for the third quarter of 2021.
John Villano, CPA, the company’s Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer stated: “We achieved 100% revenue growth over the same period last year, as well as net income of $3.4 million for the third quarter of 2021, which provides further validation our long-term strategy is working. We have maintained a robust loan pipeline, a healthy balance sheet and continue to generate solid cash flow. Importantly, with the proceeds of our recent Series A Preferred offering, combined with the addition of our Churchill credit facility, we are poised for further growth during the balance of the year and beyond. As previously discussed, we are diversifying our holdings, including larger loans with established developers. We are also opportunistically expanding and diversifying the geographic footprint of our mortgage loan portfolio beyond Connecticut. We have accomplished these goals while maintaining strict underwriting criteria and a conservative loan to value ratio. Looking ahead, we are witnessing strong market demand for our loan products and remain highly encouraged by the outlook for the business.”
Results of operations – three months ended September 30, 2021
Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was approximately $8.5 million compared to approximately $4.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, an increase of approximately $4.3 million, or 100%. Interest income and origination fees were approximately $6.1 million and $1.0 million, respectively. In comparison, for the three months ended September 30, 2020, interest income and origination fees were approximately $3.5 million and $393,000, respectively. In the third quarter of 2021 the company had approximately $256,000 of gains from the sale of investment securities compared to a loss of approximately $22,000 for the 2020 period. Investment income for the third quarter of 2021 increased to $276,000 compared to approximately $32,000 for the same period last year. Other income was approximately $580,000 for the third quarter of 2021, compared to approximately $337,000 for the same period last year.
Total operating costs and expenses for three months ended September 30, 2021 were approximately $4.2 million compared to approximately $2.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase in operating costs and expenses is primarily attributable to the increase in interests expense and amortization of deferred financing costs, which, in turn, is a direct result of an increase in overall indebtedness, particularly the unsubordinated unsecured notes.
Net income attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was approximately $3.4 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to $2.1 million, or $0.10 per share for the three months ended September 30, 2020.
Results of operations – nine months ended September 30, 2021
Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was approximately $20.9 million compared to approximately $12.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, an increase of approximately 62.5%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, interest income was approximately $15.3 million and origination fees were approximately $2.3 million, respectively. In comparison, for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, interest income and origination fees were approximately $9.6 million and $1.6 million, respectively. Net gain on the sale of investment securities was approximately $212,000 for the 2021 period compared to net gains of approximately $415,000 for the 2020 period. Investment income was approximately $699,000 for the first nine months of 2021 compared to approximately $163,000 for the same period last year. Other income was approximately $1.6 million for the first nine months of 2021, compared to approximately $904,000 for the same period last year.
Total operating costs and expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, were approximately $11.9 million compared to $6.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The increase in operating costs and expenses is primarily attributable to the increase in the company’s unsecured, unsubordinated notes while growing our lending operations.
Net income attributable to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, was approximately $8.1 million, or $0.32 per share, compared to $6.6 million, or $0.30 per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
At September 30, 2021, total assets were approximately $313.4 million compared to $226.7 million at December 31, 2020. The increase was due primarily to the increase in cash and cash equivalents and investment securities of $18.6 million, an increase of the mortgage loan portfolio of approximately $64.3 million, an increase in investment in partnership of approximately $1.8 million, a net increase in property and equipment of approximately $756,000, and increases in due from borrowers of approximately $1.4 million and interest and fees receivable of approximately $885,000, offset by a decrease in real estate owned of approximately $2.1 million.
Total liabilities at September 30, 2021 were approximately $154.6 million compared to $145.8 million at December 31, 2020. This increase is principally due to an increase in the line of credit of approximately $2.0 million, advances from borrowers of $8.2 million and deferred revenue of approximately $1.8 million offset by decrease in dividends payable of $2.7 million, mortgage payable of $768,000, other loans of approximately $258,000, and accounts payable and accrued expenses of approximately $180,000.
Shareholders’ equity at September 30, 2021 was approximately $158.8 million compared to approximately $80.9 million at December 31, 2020. This increase was due primarily to net proceeds of $45.5 million from the sale of shares of our Series A Preferred Stock, net proceeds of $30.9 million from the sale of common shares and net income of approximately $8.1 million.
On October 13, 2021, the Company authorized and declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share to be paid to shareholders of record as of the close of trading on the NYSE American on October 25, 2021. The dividend was paid on October 29, 2021.
Investor Conference Call
The company will host a conference call on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, to discuss in greater detail its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2021, as well as its outlook for the balance of 2021.
Interested parties can access the conference call via telephone by dialing toll free 1-877-545-0523 for U.S. callers or 973-528-0016 for international callers and entering the entry code: 664173. A webcast of the call may be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2304/43586 or on Sachem’s website at https://ir.sachemcapitalcorp.com/ir-calendar.
The webcast will also be archived on the company’s website and a telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the call through Friday, November 19, 2021 and can be accessed by dialing 877-481-4010 for U.S. callers or 919-882-2331 for international callers and by entering replay passcode: 43586.
About Sachem Capital Corp.
Sachem Capital Corp. specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing, and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. It offers short-term (i.e., three years or less) secured, nonbanking loans (sometimes referred to as “hard money” loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located primarily in Connecticut. The company does not lend to owner occupants. The company’s primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. The properties securing the company’s loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are held for resale or investment. Each loan is secured by a first mortgage lien on real estate. Each loan is also personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower, which guaranty may be collaterally secured by a pledge of the guarantor’s interest in the borrower. The company also makes opportunistic real estate purchases apart from its lending activities. The company believes that it qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes and has elected to be taxed as a REIT beginning with its 2017 tax year.
Forward Looking Statements
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SACHEM CAPITAL CORP.
|September 30, 2021||December 31, 2020|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||19,242,316||$||19,408,028|
|Investment in partnership||1,804,217||—|
|Interest and fees receivable||2,705,447||1,820,067|
|Due from borrowers||3,431,015||2,025,663|
|Property and equipment, net||2,189,887||1,433,388|
|Real estate owned||6,774,522||8,861,609|
|Deferred financing costs, net||354,936||72,806|
|Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity|
|Notes payable (net of deferred financing costs of $4,132,355 and $4,866,058)||$||110,394,395||$||109,640,692|
|Line of credit||30,056,159||28,055,648|
|Accrued dividends payable||—||2,654,977|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||192,670||372,662|
|Security deposits held||2,000||13,416|
|Advances from borrowers||10,031,656||1,830,539|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|Preferred shares - $.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 1,903,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding||1,903||—|
|Common stock - $.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 28,315,930 and 22,124,801 issued and outstanding||28,316||22,125|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(637,990||)||(25,992||)|
|Total shareholders’ equity||158,758,082||80,919,540|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||313,351,751||$||226,670,184|
SACHEM CAPITAL CORP.
STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Interest income from loans||$||6,094,165||$||3,473,304||$||15,307,692||$||9,640,387|
|Income from partnership investment||35,983||—||90,225||—|
|Gain (loss) on sale of investment securities||256,418||(21,858||)||212,449||415,301|
|Late and other fees||202,572||10,955||300,471||46,835|
|Rental income (loss), net||28,320||9,593||23,105||49,777|
|Operating costs and expenses:|
|Interest and amortization of deferred financing costs||2,589,847||1,262,278||7,541,536||3,564,533|
|Compensation, fees and taxes||771,373||500,165||2,175,603||1,232,733|
|Other expenses and taxes||104,583||26,247||149,898||61,484|
|General and administrative expenses||294,981||145,251||702,897||412,677|
|Loss on sale of real estate||94,450||2,816||111,545||7,276|
|Total operating costs and expenses||4,221,761||2,133,024||11,915,593||6,250,875|
|Preferred stock dividend||(913,791||)||—||(932,089||)||—|
|Net income attributable to common shareholders||3,386,824||2,138,784||8,100,769||6,643,877|
|Other comprehensive (loss) gain|
|Unrealized (loss) gain on investment securities||(500,188||)||(72,785||)||(611,998||)||13,282|
|Basic and diluted net income per common share outstanding:|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:|
SACHEM CAPITAL CORP.
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW
|Nine Months Ended|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Amortization of deferred financing costs and bond discount||839,418||357,497|
|Write-off of deferred financing costs||72,806||—|
|Stock based compensation||126,538||12,321|
|Loss on sale of real estate||111,545||7,276|
|Gain on sale of marketable securities||(212,449||)||(415,301||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|(Increase) decrease in:|
|Interest and fees receivable||(885,380||)||(180,335||)|
|Due from borrowers||(1,405,352||)||(273,202||)|
|Deposits on property and equipment||—||(100,530||)|
|(Decrease) increase in:|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||(179,992||)||272,574|
|Advances from borrowers||8,201,117||565,706|
|NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES||17,374,582||7,389,446|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES|
|Purchase of investment securities||(160,896,229||)||(37,216,177||)|
|Proceeds from the sale of investment securities||141,709,658||25,905,769|
|Purchase of interest in investment partnership, net||(1,804,217||)||—|
|Proceeds from sale of real estate owned||1,839,977||1,816,522|
|Acquisitions of and improvements to real estate owned||(333,435||)||(1,584,300||)|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(817,785||)||(118,364||)|
|Security deposits held||(11,416||)||5,616|
|Principal disbursements for mortgages receivable||(154,810,007||)||(68,029,798||)|
|Principal collections on mortgages receivable||90,463,016||37,859,270|
|Costs in connection with investment activities||(281,191||)||—|
|NET CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES||(84,941,629||)||(41,361,462||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES|
|Net proceeds from line of credit||2,000,511||12,080,569|
|Repayment of mortgage payable||(767,508||)||(12,296||)|
|Principal payments on notes payable||(17,184||)||(15,303||)|
|Dividends paid on Common Stock||(8,778,392||)||(5,308,152||)|
|Dividends paid on Preferred Stock||(932,089||)||—|
|Financings costs incurred||(450,651||)||(108,353||)|
|Proceeds from other loans||—||257,845|
|Proceeds from issuance of common shares, net of expenses||30,884,022||—|
|Proceeds from issuance of Series A Preferred Stock, net of expenses||45,462,626||—|
|Gross proceeds from issuance of fixed rate notes||—||14,363,750|
|Financings costs incurred in connection with fixed rate notes||—||(743,908||)|
|NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES||67,401,335||20,514,152|
|NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS||(165,712||)||(13,457,864||)|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS- BEGINNING OF YEAR||19,408,028||18,841,937|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD||$||19,242,316||$||5,384,073|
SACHEM CAPITAL CORP.
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW (Continued)
|Nine Months Ended|
|SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION|
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Real estate acquired in connection with the foreclosure of certain mortgages, inclusive of interest and other fees receivable, during the period ended September 30, 2020 amounted to $170,383.
Released November 4, 2021