Newcastle Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

Newcastle Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Newcastle (NYSE: NCT; the "Company") today reported the following information for the quarter ended June 30, 2013:

  • Income available for common stockholders ("GAAP Income") of $52.3 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, an increase of 43% and 33%, respectively, compared to Q1 2013
  • Core earnings of $43.0 million, an increase from $37.4 million in Q1 2013, and core earnings per diluted share of $0.16, in-line with Q1 2013

The Company's second quarter results include forty-five days of earnings attributable to the operations of New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ; "New Residential"), which was spun off on May 15, 2013. Excluding earnings attributable to New Residential, the Company's GAAP Income was $27.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, and core earnings was $23.3 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.

   Q1 2013   Q2 2013   Q2 2013, Pro forma Excluding NRZ  
Summary Operating Results:      
GAAP Income$36.6 million$52.3 million$27.8 million
GAAP Income per Diluted Share$0.15$0.20$0.11
Non-GAAP Results:
Core Earnings$37.4 million$43.0 million$23.3 million
Core Earnings per Diluted Share$0.16$0.16$0.09

At quarter end, the Company had approximately $216 million of cash to invest. If this cash were fully invested at a 15% return, the Company expects that it could add approximately $0.03 to future quarterly earnings. The Company's cash on hand as of August 5, 2013 was fully committed.

For a reconciliation of GAAP Income to core earnings and Pro forma GAAP Income to pro forma core earnings, please refer to the table below following the presentation of GAAP results.

Highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2013:

  • Spin-Off of New Residential - Completed the spin-off of New Residential on May 15, 2013.
  • Investment Activity - Invested $119 million in debt related investments, including $43 million to purchase debt backed by CDO VIII notes.
  • CDO IV Collapse - Generated $68 million of proceeds to the Company by selling all of the collateral in CDO IV at an average price of 95% of par, or $145 million, and paying off $77 million of third-party debt (including $5 million to CDO VIII) at par. Proceeds included $60 million on debt that the Company had repurchased at an average price of 52% of par.
  • Dividend - Dividend of $0.17 per common share, or $43 million, for the second quarter declared on June 3, 2013.
  • Capital Raise- Raisedapproximately $200 million of gross proceeds from the sale of 40 million shares of common stock, which priced on June 11, 2013.

Highlights subsequent to June 30, 2013:

  • Senior Living Acquisitions - Invested $86 million to purchase 17 senior living assets financed with $177 million of non-recourse debt at a weighted average rate of 4.3% and a weighted average maturity of 5.2 years, for a total gross initial investment of $263 million, including related transaction costs and working capital.
  • Other Investment Activity - Invested or committed to invest up to approximately $115 million in opportunistic investments, with total equity expected to be $80 million after financing.


For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of Newcastle's website, For consolidated investment portfolio information, please refer to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which is also available on the Company's website,

Newcastle Investment Corp.
Investment Portfolio as of June 30, 2013

($ in millions)

% ofWeighted
Outstanding FaceAmortizedTotalCarryingNumber ofAverage
Amount $ Cost Basis(1) Basis Value Investments Credit(2) Life (years)(3)


Real Estate Debt & Other Assets
Commercial Assets
Mezzanine Loans43135017.1%3501580%1.0
Whole Loans30301.5%30248%0.7
CDO Securities (4)93663.2%695BB2.9
Other Investments (5) 68 68 3.3%683----
Total Commercial Assets1,08683540.8%8922.1
Residential Assets
MH and Residential Loans30727113.3%2718,3167055.8
Non-Agency RMBS108422.1%5934CCC4.8
Real Estate ABS 8 - 0.0%-1C4.4
FNMA/FHLMC Securities 312 329 16.1%32939AAA3.7
Total Residential Assets73564231.4%6594.7
Corporate Assets
REIT Debt29291.4%315BB+2.1
Corporate Bank Loans 783 363 17.9%3637CC1.5
Total Corporate Assets81239219.3%3941.5
Total Real Estate Debt & Other Assets 2,633 1,869 91.4%1,9452.7
Senior Living Facilities(6)1881758.6%17512----
Total Portfolio/Weighted Average$2,821 2,044 100.0%2,1202.7

WA - Weighted average, in all tables

1) Net of impairment.

2) Credit represents the weighted average minimum rating for rated assets, the loan-to-value ratio (based on the appraised value at the time of purchase or refinancing) for non-rated commercial assets, or the FICO score for non-rated residential assets and an implied AAA rating for FNMA/FHLMC securities. Ratings provided above were determined by third party rating agencies, represent the most recent credit ratings available as of the reporting date and may not be current.

3) Weighted average life is based on the timing of expected principal reduction on the asset.

4) Represents non-consolidated CDO securities, excluding eight securities with a zero value, which had an aggregate face amount of $109 million.

5) Represents a $25 million equity investment in a real estate owned property and $43 million related to a linked transaction.

6) Face amount of Senior Living Facilities investments represents the gross carrying amount, including intangibles, which excludes accumulated depreciation and amortization.

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Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income

(dollars in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
2013 20122013 2012
Interest income$62,824$77,956$124,156$150,818
Interest expense 21,998   29,462  44,708   59,627 
Net interest income 40,826   48,494  79,448   91,191 
Impairment (Reversal)
Valuation allowance (reversal) on loans(709)(3,223)1,525(12,254)
Other-than-temporary impairment on securities3,43010,8594,40516,742

Portion of other-than-temporary impairment on securities recognized in other comprehensive income (loss), net of reversal of other comprehensive loss into net income (loss)










Total impairment 3,201   8,499  5,974   1,419 
Net interest income after impairment/reversal37,62539,99573,47489,772
Other Revenues
Rental income11,72151523,1951,024
Care and ancillary income 2,292   -  4,318   - 
Total other revenues 14,013   515  27,513   1,024 
Other Income (Loss)
Gain (loss) on settlement of investments, net5,066(1,177)5,0633,646
Gain on extinguishment of debt-391,20620,782
Other income (loss), net 3,024   (3,744) 7,591   (774)
Total other income (loss) 8,090   (4,882) 13,860   23,654 
Loan and security servicing expense1,0211,1042,0552,202
Property operating expenses8,40923116,772457
General and administrative expense9,9384,84114,1517,003
Management fee to affiliate8,1485,63117,71310,607
Depreciation and amortization 4,070   2  8,149   4 
Total expenses 31,586   11,809  58,840   20,273 
Income from continuing operations28,14223,81956,00794,177
Income (loss) from discontinued operations 25,581   6,620  35,729   9,733 
Net Income53,72330,43991,736103,910
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