Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

SACHEM CAPITAL REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS –

REVENUES GREW 17.0% TO $17.2 MILLION

- Company to Host Webcast and Conference Call -

 

BRANFORD, Conn., May 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE American: SACH) announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. The Company will host a conference call on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial and operating results.

 

John Villano, CPA, Sachem Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “In the first quarter, we continued to navigate through an evolving and challenging macro environment marked by uncertainty regarding inflation, and the Federal Reserve’s future rate policy. We remain disciplined, and while long-term capital remains relatively unavailable to our borrowers, we are focused on maintaining strong liquidity, growing borrower relationships, and protecting our capital. Our diversified portfolio and solid balance sheet provide confidence as we patiently wait to resume building our business.”

 

Results of operations for quarter ended March 31, 2024

 

Total revenue grew 17.0% to $17.2 million, compared to $14.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. Interest income totaled $12.6 million, up from $11.0 million in the same quarter in 2023. The growth in interest income was due primarily to an increase in rates that the Company was able to charge borrowers in comparison to the quarter ended March 31, 2023. Income from partnership investments, net investment gain, as well as fee and other income all grew compared to the corresponding period in 2023. Originations and modification fees were off approximately 1.0% compared to the quarter ending March 31, 2023.

 

Total operating costs and expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2024 were $12.5 million compared to $9.6 million for the 2023 period. The primary change was due to a $1.2 million non-cash increase in provision for credit losses, which reflects a reduction in the values of certain collateral securing the Company’s first mortgage loans. Other significant contributors to the increase in operating costs and expenses include: (i) a$0.6 million increase in interest expense and amortization of deferred financing costs, (ii) a $470,000 increase in other expenses, (iii) a $340,000 increase in general and administrative expenses and (iv) a $164,000 increase in compensation, fees and taxes.

 

Net income attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was $3.6 million, or $0.08 per share, compared to $4.2 million, or $0.10 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet

 

Total assets remained relatively consistent at $626.5 million at March 31, 2024 compared to $625.5 million at December 31, 2023. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents and investments in partnerships increased during the three months ended March 31, 2024, by $5.8 million and $3.2 million, respectively. These increases were offset by a reduction in net mortgages receivable of $9.0 million. Total liabilities at March 31, 2024 were $389.1 million compared to $395.5 million at December 31, 2023.

 

Total indebtedness at quarter end was $371.2 million. This includes: $283.0 million of unsecured notes payable (net of $5.4 million of deferred financing costs), an aggregate of $62.3 million on the Wells Fargo Advisors margin loan account and the Needham Bank revolving credit facility, $25.9 million outstanding on a master repurchase financing facility with an affiliate of Churchill Real Estate, and $1.1 million outstanding on a New Haven Bank mortgage loan. The Company remains focused on the repayment of $23.7 million principal amount of unsecured unsubordinated notes due June 30, 2024 and $34.5 million principal amount of unsecured unsubordinated notes due December 30, 2024. The Company intends to repay these notes either by refinancing them or with a combination of drawdowns on its existing credit facilities, current cash on hand and principal repayments of its mortgage loans.

 

Total shareholders’ equity at March 31, 2024 rose $7.4 million to $237.4 million compared to $230.1 million at December 31, 2023. The change was primarily due to additional paid-in capital of $3.8 million and a reduction in accumulated deficit of $3.6 million.

 

Dividends

 

On April 16th, 2024, the Company paid a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share to shareholders of record on April 9, 2024.

 

The Company currently operates and qualifies as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) for federal income taxes and intends to continue to qualify and operate as a REIT. Under federal income tax rules, a REIT is required to distribute a minimum of 90% of taxable income each year to its shareholders, and the Company intends to comply with this requirement for the current year.

 

Investor Conference Webcast and Call

 

The Company will host a webcast and conference call Friday, May 10, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss in greater detail its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. A webcast of the call may be accessed on the Company’s website at https://ir.sachemcapitalcorp.com/ir-calendar.

 

Interested parties can access the conference call via telephone by dialing toll free 844-825-9789 for U.S. callers or +1-412-317-5180 for international callers.

 

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Replay

 

The webcast will also be archived on the Company’s website and a telephone replay of the call will be available through Friday, May 24, 2024 and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 for U.S. callers or +1 412-317-6671 for international callers and by entering replay passcode: 10187884.

 

About Sachem Capital Corp

 

Sachem Capital Corp. is a mortgage REIT that specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing, and managing a portfolio of loans secured by first mortgages on real property. It offers short-term (i.e., three years or less) secured, nonbanking loan to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation, or improvement of properties. The Company’s primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. The properties securing the 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 and is personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower. The Company also makes opportunistic real estate purchases apart from its lending activities.

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements regarding our future results of operations and financial position, strategy and plans, and our expectations for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” “seek,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “likely,” “continue,” “design,” and the negative of such terms and other words and terms of similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based primarily on management’s current expectations and projections about future events and trends that management believes may affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to several risks, uncertainties and assumptions as described in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2023 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2024. Because of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release may not occur, and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. In addition, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any duty to update any of these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements as well as others made in this press release. You should evaluate all forward-looking statements made by the Company in the context of these risks and uncertainties.

 

Investor & Media Contact:

Email: investors@sachemcapitalcorp.com

 

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SACHEM CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

 

         
   March 31, 2024   December 31, 2023 
Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $18,413,401   $12,598,256 
Investment securities, net (at fair value)   38,432,752    37,776,032 
Mortgages receivable   490,743,670    499,235,371 
Less: Allowance for credit losses   (8,053,252)   (7,523,160)
Mortgages receivable, net of allowance for credit losses   482,690,418    491,712,211 
Investments in rental real estate, net   11,266,309    10,554,461 
Interest and fees receivable, net   8,083,432    8,474,820 
Due from borrowers, net   5,241,976    5,596,883 
Real estate owned   3,703,519    3,461,519 
Investments in partnerships   46,221,719    43,035,895 
Property and equipment, net   3,330,653    3,373,485 
Other assets   9,143,300    8,955,250 
Total assets  $626,527,479   $625,538,812 
           
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity          
Liabilities:          
Notes payable (net of deferred financing costs of $5,443,237 and $6,048,490)  $282,958,513   $282,353,260 
Repurchase facility   25,860,601    26,461,098 
Mortgage payable   1,061,720    1,081,303 
Lines of credit   62,251,343    61,792,330 
Accrued dividends payable       5,144,203 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   2,754,348    2,321,535 
Advances from borrowers   9,176,571    10,998,351 
Below market lease intangible   664,737    664,737 
Deferred revenue   4,356,605    4,647,302 
Total liabilities  $389,084,438   $395,464,119 
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           
Shareholders’ equity:          
Preferred shares - $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 2,903,000 shares designated as Series A Preferred Stock; 2,108,957 and 2,029,923 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively  $2,109   $2,030 
Common stock - $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 47,446,051 and 46,765,483 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023   47,446    46,765 
Paid-in capital   253,669,954    249,825,780 
Accumulated other comprehensive income   190,329    315,614 
Accumulated deficit   (16,466,797)   (20,115,496)
Total shareholders’ equity   237,443,041    230,074,693 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $626,527,479   $625,538,812 

 

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SACHEM CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2024   2023 
Revenue:        
Interest income from loans  $12,641,444   $10,983,326 
Investment gain, net   527,824    274,796 
Income from partnership investments   1,195,300    549,723 
Origination and modification fees, net   1,461,966    1,475,920 
Fee and other income   1,189,241    707,605 
Unrealized gain on equity securities   185,181    716,389 
Total revenue   17,200,956    14,707,759 
           
Operating costs and expenses:          
Interest and amortization of deferred financing costs   7,469,442    6,872,967 
Compensation, fees and taxes   1,943,197    1,779,318 
General and administrative expenses   1,238,574    898,115 
Other expenses   556,640    83,722 
(Gain) Loss on sale of real estate and property and equipment, net   10,854    (148,100)
Provision for credit losses related to loans   1,312,024    101,515 
Total operating costs and expenses   12,530,731    9,587,537 
Net income   4,670,225    5,120,222 
Preferred stock dividend   (1,021,526)   (924,762)
Net income attributable to common shareholders   3,648,699    4,195,460 
           
Other comprehensive income          
Unrealized (loss) gain on debt securities   (125,285)   91,637 
Total comprehensive income  $3,523,414   $4,287,097 
Basic and diluted net income per common share outstanding:          
Basic  $0.08   $0.10 
Diluted  $0.08   $0.10 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:          
Basic   47,326,384    42,792,509 
Diluted   47,326,384    42,792,509 

 

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SACHEM CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2024   2023 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
Net income  $4,670,225   $5,120,222 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Amortization of deferred financing costs and bond discount   623,788    600,215 
Depreciation expense   94,174    40,132 
Stock based compensation   238,712    173,315 
Provision for credit losses related to loans   1,312,024    101,515 
Loss (Gain) on sale of real estate and and equipment, net   10,854    (148,100)
Unrealized gain on equity securities   (185,181)   (716,389)
Gain on sale of investment securities       (275,879)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
(Increase) decrease in:          
Interest and fees receivable, net   391,388    (366,191)
Other assets - miscellaneous   (303,826)   (499,651)
Due from borrowers, net   (1,037,945)   (783,302)
Other assets - prepaid expenses   81,981    9,955 
(Decrease) increase in:          
Accrued interest   (5,493)   95,221 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   438,306    (84,738)
Deferred revenue   (290,697)   320,608 
Advances from borrowers   (1,821,780)   1,422,458 
Total adjustments   (453,695)   (110,831)
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES   4,216,530    5,009,391 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
Purchase of investment securities   (7,725,283)   (13,971,218)
Proceeds from the sale of investment securities   7,128,459    3,780,522 
Purchase of interests in investment partnerships, net   (3,185,824)   (4,491,054)
Proceeds from sale of real estate owned   121,146    515,136 
Acquisitions of and improvements to real estate owned, net       (103,136)
Purchases of property and equipment, net   (20,494)   (710,883)
Investment in rental real estate, net   (742,696)    
Principal disbursements for mortgages receivable   (42,654,300)   (58,883,824)
Principal collections on mortgages receivable   51,398,181    39,884,300 
Other assets - pre-offering costs       25,111 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED FOR) INVESTING ACTIVITIES   4,319,189    (33,955,040)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Net proceeds from lines of credit   459,013    10,086,036 
Net proceeds from (repayment of) repurchase facility   (600,497)   11,522,349 
Proceeds from (repayment of) mortgage   (19,583)   910,000 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities - principal payments on other notes       (4,252)
Dividends paid on common shares   (5,144,203)   (5,342,160)
Dividends paid on Series A Preferred Stock   (1,021,526)   (924,762)
Proceeds from issuance of common shares, net of expenses   2,050,040    9,181,158 
Proceeds from issuance of Series A Preferred Stock, net of expenses   1,556,182    136,705 
NET CASH (USED FOR) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   (2,720,574)   25,565,068 
           
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS   5,815,145    (3,380,581)
           
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - BEGINNING OF YEAR   12,598,256    23,713,097 
           
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD  $18,413,401   $20,332,516 

 

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