CATCHMARK’S STRATEGIES PRODUCE STABLE, VISIBLE, HIGH-QUALITY CASH FLOW.

SINCE OUR LISTING ON THE NYSE IN 2013, WE HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDED AND IMPROVED THE QUALITY OF OUR TIMBERLAND ASSETS AND ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

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WE OWN TIMBERLANDS IN SIX STATES IN THE U.S. SOUTH AND PACIFIC NORTHWEST

1.5M

WE HOLD INTERESTS IN
1.5 MILLION ACRES

16.6M

OUR 408,200 WHOLLY-OWNED ACREAGE HAS 16.6 MILLION TONS OF MERCHANTABLE INVENTORY

44.1M

OUR 1.1 MILLION JOINT-VENTURE ACREAGE HAS 44.1 MILLION TONS OF MERCHANTABLE INVENTORY

* as of December 31, 2020

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Our timberlands are located by strategic design in high-demand mill markets so we can consistently outperform regional averages, and we diligently focus on delivering durable returns for our shareholders and partners through optimizing sustainable harvest yields over long-term investment horizons. 

BRIAN M. DAVIS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ONLY PRIME TIMBERLANDS

We pursue investments in prime timberlands located in leading mill markets, which can produce durable revenue growth.

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We invest in prime timberlands located in leading mill markets with favorable current and long-term fundamentals.

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CatchMark strategically manages harvest plans, operating in prime mill markets for sawtimber and pulpwood, to serve customers and optimize yields within sustainability parameters to maximize cash flows throughout the business cycle.

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February 17, 2021

CatchMark CEO Brian Davis to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences→

ATLANTA, Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) announced today that Brian M. Davis, Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the following upcoming virtual investor conferences:

  • Raymond James & Associates' 42nd Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:40 am ET.
  • Citi's 2021 Global Property Conference on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:45 am ET.

The presentation will be available via the Investor Relations section of CatchMark's website at www.catchmark.com.

About CatchMark 
CatchMark (NYSE: CTT) seeks to deliver consistent and growing per share cash flow from disciplined acquisitions and superior management of prime timberlands located in high demand U.S. mill markets. Concentrating on maximizing cash flows throughout business cycles, the company strategically harvests its high-quality timberlands to produce durable revenue growth and takes advantage of proximate mill markets, which provide a reliable outlet for merchantable inventory. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in 1.5 million acres* of timberlands located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. For more information, visit www.catchmark.com.
* As of December 31, 2020

 

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February 11, 2021

CatchMark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Results, Declares Dividend, and Provides 2021 Guidance→

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) today reported fourth quarter and full-year 2020 results. The company also declared a cash dividend of $0.135 per share for its common stockholders of record as of February 26, 2021, payable on March 15, 2021.

Brian M. Davis, CatchMark's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Despite unprecedented pandemic-related business disruptions and economic turbulence, CatchMark exceeded our full-year 2020 guidance, benefiting from a very strong fourth quarter in our core operations, securing premium timber sale prices substantially above market averages, realizing higher annual harvest volumes and completing higher-than-targeted timberland sales. Our resilient business model, based on investments in prime timberlands in leading mill markets and superior management, has proved out again through a difficult year for the U.S. economy, keeping us on the front-end to meet customer demand.  During the year, we exceeded key performance metrics, maintained healthy liquidity and stable leverage, and we effectively managed our debt capital, while making significant progress in furthering our long-term strategic objectives. Most importantly, we continued to deliver fully-covered quarterly dividends.

"For the year ahead, we are particularly encouraged by momentum in housing markets, which has been sustained through the recent problematic economy and bodes well post-COVID-19. A sustained elevated housing market should ultimately support product pricing, especially given our significant stake in leading U.S. South mill markets, which are steadily gaining market share as a result of increased mill capacity with higher operating rates by historical standards."

FOURTH QUARTER 2020 RESULTS

The following table summarizes the current quarter and comparable prior year period results: 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS








(in millions except for tons and acres)

Three Months Ended December 31,


Change

2020


2019


Dollars, Tons or Acres


%

Results of Operations








Revenues

$

30.9



$

29.1



$

1.8



6

%

Net Loss

$

(3.0)



$

(11.8)



$

8.8



75

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

17.3



$

15.1



$

2.2



15

%









Harvest Volume (tons)

578,033



627,824



(49,791)



(8)

%

Acres Sold

4,000



3,200



800



29

%

Business Segments Overview

A strong fourth quarter generated total revenues, net loss and Adjusted EBITDA favorable to both plan and prior year, primarily due to higher net timber sales, timberland sales and asset management fee revenue and lower losses from the unconsolidated Triple T joint venture.

Harvest Operations 


Three Months Ended December 31,


Change

(in millions)

2020


2019


$


%

Timber Sales Revenue

$

19.9



$

20.0



$

(0.1)



%

Harvest EBITDA

$

9.7



$

9.7



$



%

Steadily increasing U.S. housing starts and home renovations helped boost fourth quarter results as CatchMark's harvest plans were geared to capitalize on strong mill demand for sawtimber and an improved pricing environment in the Pacific Northwest. Timber sales revenue and Harvest EBITDA were comparable to prior year as increased harvests and pricing in the Pacific Northwest helped offset anticipated decreases in U.S. South harvest volumes and pricing.

Todd P. Reitz, CatchMark's Chief Resources Officer, said: "The strong fourth quarter was ultimately driven by heightened housing demand. We capitalized on mill demand and a better pricing environment in the Pacific Northwest, generating an outsized quarter compared to prior year. Lumber order files remained robust, which in turn allowed mills to run wide-open, only taking downtime around the holidays. We expect the positive trends for log prices and revenues in the Pacific Northwest to continue in coming quarters and to register further gains in the U.S. South as new mill projects come on-line in and around our micro-markets."

U.S. South Activity:  

  • As planned, fourth quarter harvest volume held steady with third quarter levels and was 12% lower year-over-year. After weather-related delays early in 2019, CatchMark had increased harvests in the third and fourth quarters of 2019. Overall, 2020 harvest levels were more consistent quarter-to-quarter, resulting in the comparatively lower year-over-year fourth quarter results.
  • CatchMark's pulpwood and sawtimber pricing continued to hold substantial premiums — 46% and 18% respectively — over weighted TimberMart-South U.S. South-wide stumpage prices.

Pacific Northwest Activity: 

  • CatchMark results were boosted by demand from sawmills with depleted inventories after third quarter forest fires led to temporary logging shutdowns across the region.
  • The strong domestic housing market and competition from exporters further amplified demand for timber and increased log pricing.
  • Harvest volume nearly doubled over fourth quarter 2019 levels and CatchMark's sawtimber price increased by 36% in the Pacific Northwest.

Real Estate  


Three Months Ended December 31,


Change

(in millions)

2020


2019


$


%

Timberland Sales Revenue

$

6.8



$

5.0



$

1.8



35

%

Real Estate EBITDA

$

6.4



$

4.7



$

1.7



35

%

Timberland Sales: During the fourth quarter, CatchMark completed sales deferred earlier in the year due to pandemic-related delays and capitalized on new opportunities.

  • CatchMark sold 4,000 acres for $6.8 million compared to 3,200 acres for $5.0 million in fourth quarter 2019.
  • The transactions captured a 5% increase in the per-acre sales price — $1,662 in fourth quarter 2020 compared to $1,588 in fourth quarter 2019 — and consisted of tracts with lower average total merchantable timber stocking.
  • The improved margins — 19% in fourth quarter 2020 versus 10% in fourth quarter 2019 — resulted from selling tracts with a lower cost basis due to a longer average hold period and lower average merchantable timber stocking.

Acquisitions and Large Dispositions: No acquisitions or large dispositions occurred during the fourth quarter.

Investment Management 


Three Months Ended December 31,


Change

(in millions)

2020


2019


$


%

Asset Management Fee Revenue

$

3.2



$

2.8



$

0.4



14

%

Investment Management EBITDA

$

3.2



$

3.3



$

(0.1)



(1)

%

Asset management fee revenue increased due to the amendment to the Triple T joint venture's asset management agreement completed in the second quarter 2020. As expected, Investment Management EBITDA decreased slightly due to lower EBITDA generated by Dawsonville Bluffs since the successful liquidation of the joint venture's timberland holdings in 2019.

Triple T Joint Venture: Triple T's harvest operations, benefiting from the renegotiated wood supply agreement with Georgia-Pacific, exceeded underwriting during the quarter.

FULL YEAR 2020 RESULTS

The following table summarizes the full-year and comparable prior year results: 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS








(in millions except for tons and acres)

Year Ended December 31,


Change

2020


2019


Dollars, Tons or Acres


%

Results of Operations








Revenues

$

104.3



$

106.7



$

(2.4)



(2)

%

Net Loss

$

(17.5)



$

(93.3)



$

75.8



81

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

52.1



$

56.9



$

(4.8)



(9)

%









Harvest Volume (tons)

2,321,363



2,243,073



78,290



3

%

Acres Sold

9,300



9,200



100



1

%

Business Segments Overview

Harvest Operations 


Year Ended December 31,


Change

(in millions)

2020


2019


$


%

Timber Sales Revenue

$

72.3



$

72.6



$

(0.3)



%

Harvest EBITDA

$

34.2



$

33.7



$

0.5



2

%

CatchMark generated full-year 2020 timber sales of $72.3 million, comparable to full-year 2019 results, overcoming challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricane-related wet weather conditions and Pacific Northwest wildfires occurring during the year:

  • CatchMark's delivered wood model — which accounts for 78% of its timber sales in U.S. South and 98% in the Pacific Northwest — helped control the supply chain, producing more stable cash flows with greater visibility, while enabling advantageous stumpage sales opportunities.
  • The homebuilding recovery and strong demand for pulp-related products continuing through the pandemic helped support consistent harvest volume flow in CatchMark's mill markets.
  • Total harvest volume increased 3% to 2.32 million tons and net timber revenue and Harvest EBITDA increased 2% due to higher volumes, lower cut and haul costs, and increased pricing in the Pacific Northwest where CatchMark avoided any adverse impact of regional wildfires to its holdings and capitalized on favorable supply/demand fundamentals.
  • Sawtimber increased to 43% of total harvest volume, driven by fully integrated Pacific Northwest operations.

U.S. South Activity: CatchMark capitalized on opportunistic stumpage sales throughout the year, including sales to key customers outside of existing supply agreements, to temper lower net pricing.

  • Net timber revenue decreased 6% compared to full-year 2019, resulting from a 7% decrease in blended pricing offset by a 1% increase in harvest volume.
  • Realized stumpage prices for pulpwood and sawtimber registered premiums of 49% and 20%, respectively, above TMS South-wide market averages.
  • Sawtimber mix (40%) held steady despite curtailed sawmill activity at the start of the pandemic.

Pacific Northwest Activity:

  • Net timber revenue of $5.7 million, more than doubled 2019 results, driven by an 80% increase in harvest volume and reflecting CatchMark's fully-integrated regional operations.
  • Delivered wood sales boosted results — 98% of timber sales were delivered sales at pricing 18% above 2019 levels contributing to net timber revenue gains.
  • Strong fourth-quarter regional demand was fueled by increased housing starts, lack of finished lumber in the supply chain, and reduced mill inventories caused by temporary shutdowns mandated by local authorities during third-quarter wildfire outbreaks.

Real Estate 


Year Ended December 31,


Change

(in millions)

2020


2019


$


%

Timberland Sales Revenue

$

15.6



$

17.6



$

(2.0)



(11)

%

Real Estate EBITDA

$

14.7



$

16.6



$

(1.9)



(11)

%

Timberland Sales: Timberland sales exceeded the upper-end of guidance with improved margins compared to 2019.

  • CatchMark sold 9,300 acres for $15.6 million during 2020 compared to 9,200 acres for $17.6 million during 2019.
  • The lower per-acre sales price — $1,689 in 2020 versus $1,920 in 2019 — resulted from selling tracts with lower average merchantable timber stocking.
  • The improved margins — 21% in 2020 versus 14% in 2019 — resulted from selling tracts with a lower cost basis due to a longer average hold period and lower average merchantable timber stocking.

Large Dispositions and Acquisitions:

  • As part of its capital recycling program, CatchMark sold 14,400 acres in Georgia for $21.3 million in the first quarter of 2020, generating a $1.3 million gain, and used $20.9 million of net proceeds to pay down outstanding debt.
  • The sold acres consisted of fringe tracts with lower-than-average stocking, targeted mostly for stumpage sales.
  • No acquisitions were completed during the year, consistent with our capital allocation priorities.

Investment Management 


Year Ended December 31,


Change

(in millions)

2020


2019


$


%

Asset Management Fee Revenue

$

12.2



$

11.9



$

0.3



2

%

Investment Management EBITDA

$

12.6



$

16.7



$

(4.1)



(25)

%

Asset management fee revenue increased as a result of the amendment to the management agreement with Triple T completed in June 2020, offset by an expected decrease in fees earned from Dawsonville Bluffs. Investment Management EBITDA decreased from prior year due to the effective winddown of the successful Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture in 2019.

  • The management agreement between CatchMark and Triple T, amended in connection with Triple T's renegotiated wood supply agreement with Georgia-Pacific, is expected to increase asset management fee revenues from Triple T through mid-year 2022.
  • CatchMark received $0.7 million in distributions from Dawsonville Bluffs and recognized $0.1 million in incentive-based promotes for Dawsonville Bluff's performance exceeding investment hurdles.

Triple T Joint Venture: Triple T harvest operations exceeded its underwriting and generated positive net cash flow from operating activities. The successful renegotiation of the Georgia-Pacific wood supply agreement paves the way for generating improved joint venture performance going forward as well as enhancing long-term asset value. The renegotiated wood supply agreement with Georgia-Pacific allows for market-based pricing on timber sales, increases reimbursement for extended haul distances, permits selling sawtimber to other third parties, and expands opportunities to sell large timberland parcels to third parties. By extending the Georgia-Pacific supply agreement by two years to 2031, Triple T's harvest volume obligations can be further optimized to enhance and preserve long-term asset value.

CAPITAL POSITION AND SHARE REPURCHASES

Capital recycling, renegotiated financial covenants and reduced unused commitment fees helped strengthen CatchMark's capital position during the year as the company:

  • Completed $21.3 million in capital recycling through a large disposition, realizing $1.3 million in gains and paying down debt by $20.9 million while enhancing portfolio average stocking and core operating areas. 
  • Maintained healthy liquidity — $162.9 million of liquidity at year-end consisting of $115.9 million under the multi-draw term facility, $35.0 million under the revolving credit facility and $12.0 million of cash on-hand at December 31, 2020.
  • Removed certain restrictive financial covenants providing increased working capital under credit facilities and lowered unused commitment fees.
  • Maintained a stable leverage profile with net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA in-line with the company's average since IPO.

Share Repurchases: No share repurchases occurred under the share repurchase program during the fourth quarter. During the year, CatchMark repurchased 304,719 shares for a total of $2.0 million under its share repurchase program. CatchMark had approximately $13.7 million remaining in the program for future repurchases as of December 31, 2020.

Ursula Godoy-Arbelaez, CatchMark's Chief Financial Officer, said: "Capital recycling, credit agreement amendments and an active interest-rate risk management strategy combined to put CatchMark in a strong liquidity and capital position for meeting 2020's challenges as well as positioning the company for the anticipated economic recovery. In the meantime, we will continue to remain rigorous and thoughtful in our capital allocation priorities — healthy liquidity, ample working capital, continued debt repayment, disciplined acquisitions and opportunistic share repurchases — with a focus and commitment to delivering our quarterly dividend."

2021 GUIDANCE

For full-year 2021, CatchMark projects a GAAP net loss of between $6 million and $10 million with no expected additional losses from Triple T. The company anticipates its Adjusted EBITDA will register between $43 million and $50 million, consistent with 2020 guidance. Harvest volumes are forecast between 2.0 million and 2.2 million tons, reflecting consistent annual productivity on a per-acre basis. Harvests are expected to increase during each of the first three quarters with fourth quarter volume approximating the average of the first three quarters. Approximately 95% of forecasted harvest volumes will be derived from the U.S. South region with a sawtimber mix of between 40% and 45% from the U.S. South and between 85% and 90% from the Pacific Northwest. Asset management fee revenue is projected at approximately $12 million and timberland sales targets of $13 million to $15 million remain around 2% of fee acreage.

Davis said: "We anticipate continuing to meet our strategic goals during the year ahead, focused on continuing to deliver stable and predictable cash flow, sustaining our industry leading metrics for high productivity per acre, maintaining good liquidity, positioning the company for transformative opportunities through capital recycling, and most importantly generating a fully-covered dividend. We expect the favorable long-term outlook for housing and a more normalized, post-pandemic economy to help support demand fundamentals and to benefit from ongoing mill market expansion in and around our prime U.S. South timberland assets."  

Conference Call

The company will host a conference call and live webcast at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, February 12, 2021 to discuss these results. Investors may listen to the conference call by dialing 1-888-347-1165 for U.S/Canada and 1-412-902-4276 for international callers.  Participants should ask to be joined into the CatchMark call. Access to the live webcast is available at www.catchmark.com or here.  A replay of this webcast will be archived on the company's website immediately after the call. 

About CatchMark

CatchMark (NYSE: CTT) seeks to deliver consistent and growing per share cash flow from disciplined acquisitions and superior management of prime timberlands located in high demand U.S. mill markets. Concentrating on maximizing cash flows throughout business cycles, the company strategically harvests its high-quality timberlands to produce durable revenue growth and takes advantage of proximate mill markets, which provide a reliable outlet for merchantable inventory. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in 1.5 million acres* of timberlands located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. For more information, visit www.catchmark.com.

* As of December 31, 2020

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "continue," or other similar words. However, the absence of these or similar words or expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and are based on certain assumptions, discuss future expectations, describe plans and strategies, contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition or state other forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements about the momentum in the housing markets and the potential for increased product pricing, the positive impact of new mill projects coming on-line, the expected improved performance for the Triple T joint venture going forward as well as enhanced long-term asset value resulting from the amendment to the Georgia-Pacific wood supply agreement, remaining rigorous and thoughtful in our capital allocation priorities and our financial outlook and guidance for full-year 2021. Risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, that (i) we may not generate the harvest volumes from our timberlands that we currently anticipate; (ii) the demand for our timber may not increase at the rate we currently anticipate or could decline due to changes in general economic and business conditions in the geographic regions where our timberlands are located, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken as a response thereto; (iii) a downturn in the real estate market, including decreases in demand and valuations, may adversely impact our ability to generate income and cash flow from sales of higher-and-better use properties; (iv) timber prices could decline, which would negatively impact our revenues; (v) the supply of timberlands available for acquisition that meet our investment criteria may be less than we currently anticipate; (vi) we may be unsuccessful in winning bids for timberland that are sold through an auction process; (vii) we may not be able to make large dispositions of timberland in capital recycling transactions at prices that are attractive to us or at all; (viii) we may not be able to access external sources of capital at attractive rates or at all; (ix) potential increases in interest rates could have a negative impact on our business; (x) our share repurchase program may not be successful in improving stockholder value over the long-term; (xi) our joint venture strategy may not enable us to access non-dilutive capital and enhance our ability to make acquisitions; (xii) we may not be successful in effectively managing the Triple T joint venture and the anticipated benefits of the joint venture may not be realized, including that our asset management fee could be deferred or decreased, we may not earn an incentive-based promote and our investment in the joint venture may lose value; and (xiii) the factors described in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update our forward-looking statements, except as required by law. 

 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except for per-share amounts)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Revenues:








Timber sales

$

19,945



$

20,027



$

72,344



$

72,557


Timberland sales

6,760



4,994



15,642



17,572


Asset management fees

3,234



2,829



12,184



11,948


Other revenues

1,009



1,246



4,120



4,632



30,948



29,096



104,290



106,709


Expenses








Contract logging and hauling costs

8,160



8,351



30,103



31,129


Depletion

8,178



8,531



29,112



28,064


Cost of timberland sales

5,479



4,505



12,290



15,067


Forestry management expenses

1,721



1,709



6,892



6,691


General and administrative expenses

3,166



3,750



16,225



13,300


Land rent expense

113



124



447



524


Other operating expenses

2,898



1,846



7,577



6,460



29,715



28,816



102,646



101,235










Other income (expense):








Interest income



62



51



204


Interest expense

(3,533)



(4,813)



(15,123)



(18,616)


Gain on large dispositions





1,274



7,961



(3,533)



(4,751)



(13,798)



(10,451)










Loss before unconsolidated joint ventures and income taxes

(2,300)



(4,471)



(12,154)



(4,977)










Income (loss) from unconsolidated joint ventures:








Triple T



(8,650)



(5,000)



(90,450)


Dawsonville Bluffs

1



190



274



979



1



(8,460)



(4,726)



(89,471)










Loss before income taxes

(2,299)



(12,931)



(16,880)



(94,448)


Income tax benefit (expense)

(658)



1,127



(658)



1,127


Net loss


(2,957)




(11,804)




(17,538)




(93,321)


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


(5)







(30)





Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(2,952)



$

(11,804)



$

(17,508)



$

(93,321)


















Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

48,765



49,007



48,816



49,038










Net loss per common share - basic and diluted

$

(0.06)



$

(0.24)



$

(0.36)



$

(1.90)


 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except for per-share amounts)



December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,924



$

11,487


Accounts receivable

8,333



7,998


Prepaid expenses and other assets

5,878



5,459


Operating lease right-of-use asset

2,831



3,120


Deferred financing costs

167



246


Timber assets:




Timber and timberlands, net

576,680



633,581


Intangible lease assets

5



9


Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

1,510



1,965


Total assets

$

607,328



$

663,865






Liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

4,808



$

3,580


Operating lease liability

2,988



3,242


Other liabilities

32,130



10,853


Notes payable and lines of credit, net of deferred financing costs

437,490



452,987


Total liabilities

477,416



470,662






Commitments and Contingencies








Stockholders' Equity:




Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 900,000 shares authorized; 48,765 and 49,008 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

488



490


Additional paid-in capital

728,662



729,274


Accumulated deficit and distributions

(572,493)



(528,847)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(27,893)



(8,276)


Total stockholders' equity

128,764



192,641


Noncontrolling Interest

1,148



562


Total equity

129,912



193,203


Total liabilities and equity

$

607,328



$

663,865


 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:








Net loss

$

(2,957)



$

(11,804)



$

(17,538)



$

(93,321)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:








Depletion

8,178



8,531



29,112



28,064


Basis of timberland sold, lease terminations and other

6,618



4,635



13,606



14,964


Stock-based compensation expense

629



838



3,836



2,790


Noncash interest expense

584



743



3,053



1,559


Noncash lease expense

8



15



36



53


Other amortization

42



42



166



174


Gain on large dispositions





(1,274)



(7,961)


Loss (income) from unconsolidated joint ventures

(1)



8,460



4,726



89,471


Operating distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures

1



189



274



978


Income tax expense (benefit)

658



(1,127)



658



(1,127)


Interest paid under swaps with other-than-insignificant financing element

1,424



115



4,328



115


Changes in assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable

(248)



(3,480)



(1,340)



(1,473)


Prepaid expenses and other assets

(115)



35



(120)



256


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(1,043)



(1,447)



916



(1,309)


Other liabilities

(970)



(1,316)



16



(291)


Net cash provided by operating activities

12,808



4,429



40,455



32,942










Cash Flows from Investing Activities:








Timberland acquisitions and earnest money paid



(1,973)





(1,973)


Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(1,195)



(1,147)



(5,527)



(4,178)


Investment in unconsolidated joint venture





(5,000)




Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures

328



(189)



455



3,830


Net proceeds from large dispositions





20,863



25,151


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(867)



(3,309)



10,791



22,830










Cash Flows from Financing Activities:








Repayments of notes payable





(20,850)



(20,064)


Proceeds from notes payable





5,000




Financing costs paid

(12)



(34)



(1,031)



(82)


Interest paid under swaps with other-than-insignificant financing element

(1,424)



(115)



(4,328)



(115)


Dividends/distributions paid

(6,537)



(6,558)



(26,263)



(26,269)


Repurchases of common shares

(78)





(2,285)



(3,004)


Repurchase of common shares for minimum tax withholding





(1,052)



(365)


Net cash used in financing activities

(8,051)



(6,707)



(50,809)



(49,899)


Net change in cash and cash equivalents

3,890



(5,587)



437



5,873


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

8,034



17,074



11,487



5,614


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

11,924



$

11,487



$

11,924



$

11,487


 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED DATA (UNAUDITED)



2020


2019



Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


YTD

Consolidated




















Timber Sales Volume (tons, '000)

















Pulpwood

324



354



349



308



1,335



294



304



376



336



1,310


Sawtimber (1)

271



214



231



270



986



193



191



258



292



933


Total

595



568



580



578



2,321



487



495



634



628



2,243






















Harvest Mix




















Pulpwood

54

%


62

%


60

%


53

%


58

%


60

%


61

%


59

%


54

%


58

%

Sawtimber (1)

46

%


38

%


40

%


47

%


42

%


40

%


39

%


41

%


46

%


42

%





















Direct Timberland Acquisitions, Exclusive of Transaction Costs













Gross Acquisitions ('000)

$



$



$



$



$



$



$



$



$

1,925



$

1,925


Acres Acquired

















900



900


Price per acre

$



$



$



$



$



$



$



$



$

2,185



$

2,185






















Period-end Acres ('000)



















Fee

393



392



391



387



387



432



424



413



410



410


Lease

22



22



22



22



22



27



26



26



25



25


Wholly-owned total

415



414



413



409



409



459



450



439



435



435


Joint venture interest (5)

1,092



1,092



1,085



1,083



1,083



1,104



1,100



1,094



1,092



1,092


Total

1,507



1,506



1,498



1,492



1,492



1,563



1,550



1,533



1,527



1,527






















U.S. South




















Timber Sales Volume (tons, '000)

















Pulpwood

320



352



346



303



1,321



294



303



373



332



1,302


Sawtimber (1)

250



195



206



226



877



188



177



237



271



873


Total

570



547



552



529



2,198



482



480



610



603



2,175






















Harvest Mix




















Pulpwood

56

%


64

%


63

%


57

%


60

%


61

%


63

%


61

%


55

%


60

%

Sawtimber (1)

44

%


36

%


37

%


43

%


40

%


39

%


37

%


39

%


45

%


40

%

Delivered % as of total volume

63

%


61

%


63

%


59

%


62

%


79

%


74

%


64

%


67

%


71

%

Stumpage % as of total volume

37

%


39

%


37

%


41

%


38

%


21

%


26

%


36

%


33

%


29

%





















Net Timber Sales Price ($ per ton) (2)

















Pulpwood

$

13



$

12



$

13



$

12



$

13



$

15



$

14



$

14



$

13



$

14


Sawtimber (1)

$

23



$

23



$

22



$

23



$

23



$

24



$

24



$

24



$

23



$

24






















Timberland Sales




















Gross sales ('000)

$

4,779



$

1,673



$

2,430



$

6,760



$

15,642



$

2,090



$

8,224



$

2,264



$

4,994



$

17,572


Acres sold

3,000



1,100



1,200



4,000



9,300



900



4,000



1,100



3,200



9,200


% of fee acres

0.7

%


0.3

%


0.3

%


1.0

%


2.3

%


0.2

%


0.9

%


0.2

%


0.9

%


2.2

%

Price per acre (3)

$

1,627



$

1,564



$

2,047



$

1,662



$

1,689



$

2,236



$

2,072



$

2,166



$

1,588



$

1,920





































































Large Dispositions (4)
























Gross sales ('000)

$

21,250



$




$




$



$

21,250



$




$

5,475



$

19,920



$




$

25,395


Acres sold

14,400











14,400






3,600



10,800






14,400


Price per acre (7)

$

1,474



$




$




$



$

1,474



$




$

1,500



$

1,845



$




$

1,758


Gain ('000)

$

1,274



$




$




$



$

1,274



$




$

764



$

7,197



$




$

7,961


























Pacific Northwest
























Timber Sales Volume (tons,'000)





















Pulpwood

4



3




3




4



14






1



3



4




8


Sawtimber (1)

21



18




25




45



109



5




13



21



21




60


Total

25



21




28




49



123



5




14



24



25




68


























Harvest Mix
























Pulpwood

18

%


13

%



12


%


7

%


11

%



%


9

%


13

%


15

%



12

%

Sawtimber

82

%


87

%



88


%


93

%


89

%


100


%


91

%


87

%


85

%



88

%

Delivered % as of total volume

84

%


100

%



100


%


100

%


97

%


100


%


87

%


100

%


74

%



88

%

Stumpage % as of total volume

16

%


%




%


%


3

%



%


13

%


%


26

%



12

%

























Delivered Timber Sales Price ($ per ton) (2) (6)



















Pulpwood

$

31



$

29




$

28




$

28



$

29



$

40




$

37



$

30



$

31




$

32


Sawtimber

$

91



$

84




$

105




$

116



$

104



$

101




$

94



$

83



$

85




$

88





(1)

Includes chip-n-saw and sawtimber.



(2)

Prices per ton are rounded to the nearest dollar.



(3)

Excludes value of timber reservations. For the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we retained 132,200 tons and 14,700 tons of merchantable inventory, with a sawtimber mix of 49% and 12%, respectively, for 2020 and 2019.



(4)

Large dispositions are sales of blocks of timberland properties in one or several transactions with the objective to generate proceeds to fund capital allocation priorities. Large dispositions may or may not have a higher or better use than timber production or result in a price premium above the land's timber production value. Such dispositions are infrequent in nature, are not part of core operations, and would cause material variances in comparative results if not reported separately.



(5)

Represents properties owned by Triple T joint venture in which CatchMark owns a common partnership interest and has contributed 22.0% of total equity contributions; and Dawsonville Bluffs, LLC, a joint venture in which CatchMark owns a 50% membership interest. CatchMark serves as the manager for both of these joint ventures.



(6)

Delivered timber sales price includes contract logging and hauling costs.



(7)

Excludes value of timber reservations. For the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we retained 56,300 tons and 47,300 tons of merchantable inventory, with a sawtimber mix of 55% and 47%, respectively, for 2020 and 2019.



 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NET LOSS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)





Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,

(in thousands)

2021 Guidance


2020


2019


2020


2019

Net loss

$(6,000) – (10,000)


$

(2,957)



$

(11,804)



$

(17,538)



$

(93,321)


Add:










Depletion

25,000 – 27,000


8,178



8,531



29,112



28,064


Interest expense (2)

14,000


2,949



4,071



12,070



17,058


Amortization (2)


634



800



3,255



1,786


Income tax expense


658



(1,127)



658



(1,127)


Depletion, amortization, basis of timberland, mitigation credits sold included in loss from unconsolidated joint venture (3)


11



276



151



3,823


Basis of timberland sold, lease terminations and other (4)

10,000 – 11,000


6,618



4,635



13,606



14,964


Stock-based compensation expense

3,000


629



838



3,836



2,790


Gain on large dispositions (5)






(1,274)



(7,961)


HLBV loss from unconsolidated joint venture (6)




8,650



5,000



90,450


Post-employment benefits (7)


17





2,324




Other (8)

1,000


605



265



865



380


Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$43,000 – 50,000


$

17,342



$

15,135



$

52,065



$

56,906






(1)

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure of operating performance. EBITDA is defined by the SEC as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization; however, we have excluded certain other expenses which we believe are not indicative of the ongoing operating results of our timberland portfolio, and we refer to this measure as Adjusted EBITDA. As such, our Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Due to the significant amount of timber assets subject to depletion, significant income (losses) from unconsolidated joint ventures based on hypothetical liquidation book value, or HLBV, and the significant amount of financing subject to interest and amortization expense, management considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an important measure of our financial performance. By providing this non-GAAP financial measure, together with the reconciliation above, we believe we are enhancing investors' understanding of our business and our ongoing results of operations, as well as assisting investors in evaluating how well we are executing our strategic initiatives. Items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental measure of operating performance that does not represent and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to, or substitute for net income, cash flow from operations, or other financial statement data presented in accordance with GAAP in our consolidated financial statements as indicators of our operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.



(2)

For the purpose of the above reconciliation, amortization includes amortization of deferred financing costs, amortization of operating lease assets and liabilities, amortization of intangible lease assets, and amortization of mainline road costs, which are included in either interest expense, land rent expense, or other operating expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. Includes non-cash basis of timber and timberland assets written-off related to timberland sold, terminations of timberland leases and casualty losses.



(3)

Reflects our share of depletion, amortization, and basis of timberland and mitigation credits sold of the unconsolidated Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture.



(4)

Includes non-cash basis of timber and timberland assets written-off related to timberland sold, terminations of timberland leases and casualty losses.



(5)

Large dispositions are sales of blocks of timberland properties in one or several transactions with the objective to generate proceeds to fund capital allocation priorities. Large dispositions may or may not have a higher or better use than timber production or result in a price premium above the land's timber production value. Such dispositions are infrequent in nature, are not part of core operations, and would cause material variances in comparative results if not reported separately.



(6)

Reflects HLBV (income) losses from the Triple T joint venture, which is determined based on apothetical liquidation of the underlying joint venture at book value as of the reporting date.



(7)

Reflects one-time, non-recurring post-employment benefits associated with the retirement of our former CEO, including severance pay, payroll taxes, professional fees, and accrued dividend equivalents.



(8)

Includes certain cash expenses paid, or reimbursement received, that management believes do not directly reflect the core business operations of our timberland portfolio on an on-going basis, including costs required to be expensed by GAAP related to acquisitions, transactions, joint ventures or new business initiatives.


 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
ADJUSTED EBITDA BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Timber sales

$

19,945



$

20,027



$

72,344



$

72,557


Other revenue

1,009



1,246



4,120



4,632


(-)    Contract logging and hauling costs

(8,160)



(8,351)



(30,103)



(31,129)


(-)    Forestry management expenses

(1,721)



(1,709)



(6,892)



(6,691)


(-)    Land rent expense

(113)



(124)



(447)



(524)


(-)    Other operating expenses

(2,898)



(1,846)



(7,577)



(6,460)


(+)   Stock-based compensation

110



74



417



263


(+/-)  Other

1,521



418



2,328



1,022


Harvest EBITDA

9,693



9,735



34,190



33,670










Timberland sales

6,760



4,994



15,642



17,572


(-)    Cost of timberland sales

(5,479)



(4,505)



(12,290)



(15,067)


(+)   Basis of timberland sold

5,125



4,249



11,396



14,054


Real Estate EBITDA

6,406



4,738



14,748



16,559










Asset management fees

3,234



2,829



12,184



11,948


Unconsolidated Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture EBITDA

12



465



425



4,801


Investment Management EBITDA

3,246



3,294



12,609



16,749










Total Operating EBITDA

19,345



17,767



61,547



66,978










(-)     General and administrative expenses

(3,166)



(3,750)



(16,225)



(13,300)


(+)    Stock-based compensation

519



764



3,419



2,527


(+)    Interest income



62



51



204


(+)    Post-employment benefits

17





2,324




(+/-)  Other

627



292



949



497


Corporate EBITDA

(2,003)



(2,632)



(9,482)



(10,072)










Adjusted EBITDA

$

17,342



$

15,135



$

52,065



$

56,906


 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CASH AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except for per share data)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December, 31


2020


2019


2020


2019

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

12,808



$

4,429



$

40,455



$

32,942


Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(1,195)



(1,147)



(5,527)



(4,178)


Working capital change

2,376



6,208



528



2,817


Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures

328



(189)



455



3,830


Post-employment benefits

17





2,324




Interest paid under swaps with other-than-insignificant financing element

(1,424)



(115)



(4,328)



(115)


Other

605



265



865



381


Cash Available for Distribution (1)

$

13,515



$

9,451



$

34,772



$

35,677










Adjusted EBITDA

$

17,342



$

15,135



$

52,065



$

56,906


Interest paid

(2,949)



(4,071)



(12,070)



(17,058)


Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(1,195)



(1,147)



(5,527)



(4,178)


Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures

329





729



4,808


Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated joint ventures

(12)



(466)



(425)



(4,801)


Cash Available for Distributions (1)

$

13,515



$

9,451



$

34,772



$

35,677










Dividends / distributions paid

$

6,537



$

6,558



$

26,263



$

26,269










Weighted-average shares outstanding, end of period

48,765



49,007



48,816



49,038










Dividends per Share

$

0.135



$

0.135



$

0.540



$

0.540






(1)

Cash Available for Distribution (CAD) is a non-GAAP financial measure. It is calculated as cash provided by operating activities, adjusted for capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions), working capital changes, cash distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures and certain cash expenditures that management believes do not directly reflect the core business operations of our timberland portfolio on an on-going basis, including costs required to be expensed by GAAP related to acquisitions, transactions, joint ventures or new business activities.

 

 

SOURCE CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.

January 21, 2021

CatchMark Announces Tax Treatment of 2020 Dividend Distributions→

ATLANTA, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) announced today the tax treatment of dividend distributions made in 2020 on the company's common stock.  In 2020, CatchMark paid a total of $0.54 per share in cash dividends.

The following table summarizes the income tax treatment of the company's 2020 dividends.

2020 Dividend Tax Reporting Information (Form 1099-DIV)

Record Date

Payment Date

Cash Distribution
Per Share

Capital Gain
Distribution
Per Share

Non-dividend Distribution
Per Share
(Return of Capital)

02/28/2020

03/16/2020

$0.135

$0.00

$0.135

05/29/2020

06/15/2020

$0.135

$0.00

$0.135

08/31/2020

09/15/2020

$0.135

$0.00

$0.135

11/30/2020

12/15/2020

$0.135

$0.00

$0.135


Total

$0.54

$0.00

$0.54



100%

0.00%

100%

This information is being provided to assist stockholders with tax reporting requirements related to the company's dividend distributions. Stockholders should review their Forms 1099-DIV as well as other 2020 tax statements that they received from their brokerage firms or other institutions to ensure that the statements agree with the information provided above. Stockholders are also encouraged to consult with their tax advisers as to their specific tax treatment of CatchMark dividends.

About CatchMark
CatchMark (NYSE: CTT) seeks to deliver consistent and growing per share cash flow from disciplined acquisitions and superior management of prime timberlands located in high demand U.S. mill markets. Concentrating on maximizing cash flows throughout business cycles, the company strategically harvests its high-quality timberlands to produce durable revenue growth and takes advantage of proximate mill markets, which provide a reliable outlet for merchantable inventory. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in 1.5 million acres* of timberlands located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. For more information, visit www.catchmark.com.

* As of September 30, 2020

SOURCE CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.

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100%

ALL OUR FEE TIMBERLANDS ARE CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE BY THE SUSTAINABLE FOREST INITIATIVE®1

 


4:1

FOR EVERY TREE WE
HARVEST, WE PLANT
4 SEEDLINGS2


8M

WE PLANTED MORE THAN 8 MILLION TREES IN 2019


47M

SINCE 2013, WE’VE PLANTED OVER 47 MILLION TREES


WHERE DOES OUR HARVEST SHOW UP? 

1. Excludes property subject to a contract for sale.
2. Excludes trees harvested in thinning operations.