Tejon Ranch Co. Reports Second Quarter Results of Operations - 2013

Tejon Ranch Co. Reports Second Quarter Results of Operations - 2013

TEJON RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tejon Ranch Co. (NYS: TRC) today released the results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2013, with the Company showing net income attributable to common stockholders of $2,699,000, or $0.13 per common share, compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $393,000, or $0.02 per common share, for the same period in 2012. Revenue from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $17,235,000, compared to $17,428,000 of revenue for the same period during 2012. All per share references in this release are presented on a fully diluted basis.


For the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, the Company had net income attributable to common stockholders of $2,084,000, or $0.10 per common share, compared to net income attributable to commons stockholders of $118,000, or $0.01 per common share, for the second quarter of 2012. Revenue from operations for the second quarter of 2013 was $7,475,000 compared to $7,849,000 of revenue during the same period of 2012.

Results of Operations for the First Six Months of 2013:

The improvement in net income attributable to common stockholders during the first six months of 2013, when compared to the same period in 2012, is primarily the result of higher farming net operating profits, an increase in equity in earnings from our joint ventures, and a decline in stock compensation expense, which were partially offset by a decline in oil royalty revenues and higher tax expense. Revenue declined $193,000 during the first six months of 2013, as compared to the same period in 2012, due to a decrease in mineral resources revenues, which were partially offset by improved revenues from the other operating segments.

Commercial/industrial revenue improved $776,000 in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, due to a $1,036,000 increase in hunting and grazing revenues, as our hunting program was closed during the first half of 2012. Additionally, percentage rent from our Calpine lease increased $459,000 due to increases in power prices. These improvements were somewhat offset by a $648,000 decrease in land sale revenue recognized in 2012 related to a deferred gain from the sale of land to Caterpillar that occurred in 2011. The improvement in farming revenue of $849,000 during 2013 is due to increased almond revenues resulting from increases in the price per pound of almonds.

Mineral resources revenues declined $2,154,000 during the first six months of 2013 compared to 2012. The decrease is due to a 20% decline in production due to maintenance on production wells and expansion of production storage facilities, a 6% decrease in oil prices compared to the same period in 2012, and to the receipt of $545,000 during the first quarter of 2012 related to new wells that came on line.

Operating expenses declined $2,340,000 during the period largely due to the reversal of previously recorded stock compensation expense related to unvested awards of an executive that left the Company during the first quarter and to awards that will not vest related to the retirement of the Company's CEO at the beginning of 2014, which was announced during the quarter.

Our share of earnings from our joint ventures increased by $1,145,000 during the first six months of 2013 largely due to a $765,000 increase in income from our TA/Petro joint venture as a result of improved operating margins and increased gasoline sales.

Results of Operations for the Second Quarter of 2013:

Reduced mineral resource revenues due to the operational factors described above drive the decline in revenue for the second quarter of 2013. Improved commercial/industrial and farming revenues helped to partially offset the decline in oil revenues. The improvement in commercial/industrial and farming revenues are described above. The primary driver to improved net income for the quarter as compared to the same period of 2012 is the reversal of previously recorded stock compensation expense related to unvested awards that will now not vest due to the announced retirement of the Company's CEO.

2013 Outlook:

Management believes that the capital structure of the Company provides a solid foundation for continued investment in our projects to set the stage for the future growth of the Company. On June 30, 2013, total capital was approximately $310,000,000, with debt accounting for less than one percent of total capital. As of June 30, 2013, we also had cash and securities totaling approximately $75,394,000 and $30,000,000 of availability on lines of credit to meet any short-term funding needs.

During 2013, the Company will continue to aggressively pursue land entitlement activities and investment within the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center and in our joint ventures, including the planned development of The Outlets at Tejon Ranch and entitlement activities within the Grapevine Development Area. The Company believes the variability of its quarterly and annual operating results will continue during 2013 due to its farming and real estate activities. Prices received by the Company for many of its products are dependent upon the prevailing market conditions and commodity prices. Many of the Company's projects, especially in real estate, require a lengthy process to complete the entitlement and development phases before revenue can begin to be recognized. The timing of projects and sales of both real estate inventory and non-strategic assets can vary from year-to-year; therefore, it is difficult for the Company to accurately predict quarterly and annual revenues and results of operations.

Tejon Ranch Co. is a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company, whose principal asset is its 270,000-acre land holding located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Bakersfield.

More information about Tejon Ranch Co. can be found online at http://www.tejonranch.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

The statements contained herein, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements based on economic forecasts, strategic plans and other factors, which by their nature involve risk and uncertainties. In particular, among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: business conditions and the general economy, future commodity prices and yields, market forces, the ability to obtain various governmental entitlements and permits, interest rates and other risks inherent in real estate and agriculture businesses. For further information on factors that could affect the Company, the reader should refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

TEJON RANCH CO.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

SECOND QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30

(In thousands, except earnings per share)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months

June 30

Ended June 30

2013

2012

2013

2012

Revenues:

Real estate - commercial/industrial

$

2,825

$

2,623

$

5,547

$

4,771

Real estate - resort/residential

234

94

471

135

Mineral resources

2,765

3,879

5,631

7,785

Farming

1,651

1,253

5,586

4,737

Total revenues

7,475

7,849

17,235

17,428

Costs and Expenses:

Real estate - commercial/industrial

3,141

2,913

6,254

5,938

Real estate - resort/residential

1,265

1,137

1,574

2,155

Mineral resources

65

40

225

157

Farming

1,179

960

3,436

3,221

Corporate expenses

658

3,713

4,489

6,847

Total expenses

6,308

8,763

15,978

18,318

Operating income (loss)

1,167

(914

)

1,257

(890

)

Other income (expense)

Investment income

238

317

513

635

Interest expense

-

(33

)

-

(35

)

Other income

14

11

17

35

Total other income

252

295

530

635

Income (loss) from operations before equity in earnings

(loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures

1,419

(619

)

1,787

(255

)

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated

joint ventures, net

1,270

893

1,679

534

Income before income tax expense (benefit)

2,689

274

3,466

279

Income tax expense (benefit)

686

164

833

(64

)

Net income

2,003

110

2,633

343

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

(81

)

(8

)

(66

)

(50

)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

2,084

118

2,699

393

Net income per share to common stockholders, basic

$

0.10

$

0.01

$

0.13

$

0.02

Net income per share to common stockholders, diluted

$

0.10

$

0.01

$

0.13

$

0.02

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

Common stock

20,136,188

20,026,354

20,118,152

20,008,358

Common stock equivalents - stock options

16,323

61,278

17,039

75,372

Diluted shares outstanding

20,152,511

20,087,632

20,135,191

20,083,730



Tejon Ranch Co.
Allen Lyda, 661-248-3000

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