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Comstock Holding Companies Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

08/19/2019

WASHINGTON and RESTON, Va., Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On August 19, 2019, Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ: CHCI) (the “Company”), announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019:

Highlights from continuing operations of Second Quarter 2019, as compared to Second Quarter 2018:

  • Total revenue of $4.9 million, an increase of 43% as compared to $3.5 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Asset management revenues of $4.0 million, an increase of 36% compared to $3.0 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Revenue from real estate services of $0.9 million, an increase of 82% compared to $0.5 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Loss before income tax benefit of $0.09 million, a reduction of 47% compared to a loss of $0.18 million during the same period of the prior year.

Highlights from continuing operations of First Half 2019, as compared to First Half 2018:

  • Total revenue of $9.5 million, an increase of 42% as compared to $6.7 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Asset management revenues of $7.9 million, an increase of 37% as compared to $5.8 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Revenue from real estate services of $1.6 million, an increase of 73% as compared to $0.9 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Income before income tax benefit of $0.35 million as compared to a loss before income tax benefit of $0.008 million during the same period of the prior year.

Chairman and CEO, Christopher Clemente commented, "During the 2nd quarter we accomplished several important strategic initiatives, including our exit from the for-sale homebuilding, which will be deconsolidated from our financial statements commencing with Q3-2019, increasing revenues on multiple fronts, enhancing revenue opportunities through the  update of our anchor Asset Management Agreement, launching our commercial property management division and advancing development and leasing on our ~7 million square foot mixed-use and transit-oriented anchor portfolio.  The benefits of transforming our company from our previous focus on for-sale housing to commercial real estate development, asset management and real estate related services in one of the most active real estate corridors in one of the most important markets in the nation are beginning to be apparent with the results reported for this quarter. Our management team is committed to delivering results that demonstrate the value of Comstock’s transformed operating platform and to driving results that will enhance shareholder value. I look forward to reporting on additional progress in future periods.”   

About Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (“CHCI”) is a multi-faceted real estate development, asset management and real estate related services company that, since 1985, has designed, developed, constructed and managed several thousand residential units and millions of square feet of residential and mixed-use projects throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan market and in other key markets in the southeastern United States. In early 2018, CHCI announced it would wind-down its subsidiary for-sale homebuilding operation, and focus exclusively on commercial real estate investment, development, asset management and real estate related services. In early 2019, CHCI announced it had completed the transition of its operating platform. Anchoring the transition of CHCI is a long-term asset management agreement covering two of the largest transit-oriented, mixed-use developments in the Washington, D.C. area; Reston Station, a nearly 5 million square foot transit-oriented, mixed-use development in Reston, VA, and Loudoun Station, a nearly 2.5 million square foot transit-oriented, mixed-use development in Ashburn, VA, and additional development assets. Comstock’s substantial experience in entitling, designing, developing, and managing a diverse range of properties including apartments, condominiums, mixed-use (residential and commercial) properties, large-scale commercial parking garages and infrastructure projects, has positioned Comstock as a premier developer and real estate asset manager. CHCI also provides development supply chain services, including environmental consulting, design and remediation services, as well as asset management services, including property management, development management, real estate brokerage, and capital markets services.

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CHCI. For more information, visit www.ComstockCompanies.com

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release may include "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect," "will," "should," "seeks" or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based largely on our expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Any number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning important risk factors and uncertainties can be found under the heading "Risk Factors" in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Comstock specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Company:
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.
Christopher Guthrie, 703-230-1292
Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

 

COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

           
    June 30,
2019
  December 31,
2018
 
           
ASSETS          
Cash and cash equivalents   $   1,603     $   854    
Trade receivables       905         973    
Trade receivables - related parties       2,307         2,950    
Fixed assets, net       221         221    
Goodwill       1,702         1,702    
Intangible assets, net       136         170    
Lease right-of-use assets       142         —     
Other assets, net       303         362    
Assets of discontinued operations (Note 19)       20,667         27,868    
TOTAL ASSETS    $   27,986     $   35,100    
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities    $   1,946     $   2,776    
Deferred revenue       625         1,875    
Notes payable - secured, net of deferred financing
  charges
      804         922    
Notes payable - due to affiliates, unsecured, net of discount       4,984         4,903    
Notes payable - unsecured, net of deferred financing charges       595         595    
Lease liabilities       142         —     
Liabilities of discontinued operations (Note 19)       11,877         17,399    
TOTAL LIABILITIES        20,973         28,470    
           
Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)          
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Series C preferred stock $0.01 par value, 20,000,000 and 3,000,000 shares authorized, 3,440,690 and 2,799,848 issued and outstanding and liquidation preference of $17,203 and $13,999 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   $   6,765     $   7,193    
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 59,779,750 and 11,038,071 shares authorized, 7,815,474 and 3,703,513 issued, and 7,729,904 and 3,617,943 outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively        78         37    
Class B common stock, $0.01 par value, 220,250 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018       2         2    
Additional paid-in capital        197,333         180,673    
Treasury stock, at cost (85,570 shares Class A common stock)       (2,662 )       (2,662 )  
Accumulated deficit        (194,503 )       (194,319 )  
TOTAL COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. EQUITY (DEFICIT)       7,013         (9,076 )  
Non-controlling interests       -          15,706    
TOTAL EQUITY        7,013         6,630    
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY    $   27,986     $   35,100    
           

 

COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

                 
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
    2019   2018   2019   2018
Revenues                
Revenue—asset management   $ 4,024     $ 2,960     $ 7,885     $ 5,751  
Revenue—real estate services     898       494       1,626       941  
Total revenue     4,922       3,454       9,511       6,692  
Expenses                
Cost of sales—asset management     3,514       2,606       6,831       5,147  
Cost of sales—real estate services     909       676       1,403       853  
Sales and marketing           5             5  
General and administrative     477       368       781       728  
Interest     132       24       166       48  
Operating (loss) income     (110 )     (225 )     330       (89 )
Other income, net     16       46       16       81  
(Loss) income before income tax benefit     (94 )     (179 )     346       (8 )
Income tax benefit           (495 )           (495 )
Net (loss) income from continuing operations     (94 )     316       346       487  
Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax     (159 )     (1,318 )     (530 )     (2,212 )
Net loss     (253 )     (1,002 )     (184 )     (1,725 )
                 
(Loss) Income per share from continuing operations                
Basic net (loss) income per share   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.08     $ 0.07     $ 0.13  
Diluted net (loss) income per share   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.08     $ 0.06     $ 0.13  
Loss per share from discontinued operations                
Basic net loss per share   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.35 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.60 )
Diluted net loss per share   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.35 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.60 )
                 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding     6,634       3,759       5,242       3,684  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (continuing operations)     6,634       3,975       5,420       3,826  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (discontinued operations)     6,634       3,759       5,242       3,684  

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Source: Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

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