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 SEVEN STATES IN THE U.S. SOUTH AND PACIFIC NORTHWEST

1.5M

WE HOLD INTERESTS IN
1.5 MILLION ACRES

16.5M

OUR 413,900 WHOLLY-OWNED ACREAGE HAS 16.5 MILLION TONS OF MERCHANTABLE INVENTORY

42.3M

OUR 1.1 MILLION JOINT-VENTURE ACREAGE HAS 42.3 MILLION TONS OF MERCHANTABLE INVENTORY

* as of June 30, 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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SUPERIOR MANAGEMENT

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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September 29, 2020

CatchMark Scheduled to Release Third Quarter 2020 Earnings on October 29, 2020→

ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) will release its third quarter 2020 earnings on Thursday, October 29, 2020, following the market close.  The company will host a conference call and live webcast at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, October 30, 2020 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 June 30, 2020

 

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September 22, 2020

CatchMark Featured in REIT Magazine→

CatchMark was recently featured in the September/October 2020 issue of REIT magazine.  Click here for full article.

 

August 03, 2020

CatchMark Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results and Declares Dividend→

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Managing effectively through pandemic-related disruptions impacting the overall economy, CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) today reported second quarter 2020 results in line with our expectations, which bolstered meeting its full-year operating plan. The company also declared a cash dividend of $0.135 per share for its common stockholders of record on August 31, 2020, payable on September 15, 2020.

Second Quarter and Half Year 2020 Results

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, CatchMark:

  • Generated revenues of $21.8 million compared to $28.7 million in second quarter 2019, a decrease primarily related to reduced timberland sales given constraints in completing transactions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Decreased net loss on a GAAP basis by $24.4 million to $6.2 million from $30.6 million in second quarter 2019, primarily due to a $26.3 million decrease in losses allocated from the Triple T joint venture.
  • Generated Adjusted EBITDA of $9.4 million compared to $15.1 million in second quarter 2019, a decrease primarily from reduced timberland sales. For the second quarter, year-over-year Harvest EBITDA increased by 1% to $7.4 million, Real Estate EBITDA decreased by 80% to $1.6 million, and Investment Management EBITDA increased by 1% to $2.8 million.
  • Produced timber sales revenue of $16.2 million consistent with the $16.3 million generated in second quarter 2019.
  • Increased total harvest volume by 15% to 567,908 tons from 494,626 tons in second quarter 2019 primarily by capitalizing on increasing mill demand driven by robust sales of home remodeling and improvement products during the pandemic.
  • Sold 1,100 acres for $1.7 million compared to 4,000 acres for $8.2 million in second quarter 2019, a decrease of $6.6 million in timberland sales revenue due to a decrease in transactions as a result of pandemic-related constraints. The lower per-acre sales price — $1,564 compared to $2,072 — resulted from selling timberlands with a lower percentage of pine plantations as part of strategic culling as well as from CatchMark retaining through timber reservations 25,000 tons of merchantable inventory with a 62% sawtimber mix.
  • Generated $2.9 million in asset management fee revenues from the Triple T and Dawsonville Bluffs joint ventures, consistent with the prior year period.
  • Paid a dividend of $0.135 per share to stockholders of record on June 15, 2020.

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, CatchMark:

  • Generated revenues of $48.7 million compared to $51.2 million for the first six months of 2019 as higher timber sales revenue from increased harvest volumes was offset by reduced timberland sales revenue.
  • Incurred a net loss of $10.4 million on a GAAP basis compared to $61.0 million in first half 2019, primarily due to a $53.8 million decrease in losses allocated from the Triple T joint venture.
  • Realized Adjusted EBITDA of $22.3 million compared to $25.2 million for first half 2019. Harvest EBITDA increased by 10% to $16.0 million up from $14.5 million for first half 2019 due to increased timber sales from higher harvest volumes. Real Estate EBITDA declined to $6.1 million from $9.8 million due to reduced timberland sales; and Investment Management EBITDA decreased to $5.7 million from $6.2 million as a result of lower income from the Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture, which effectively roundtripped in the third quarter 2019.
  • Increased timber sales revenue by 5% to $34.3 million up from $32.8 million for the first six months of 2019 as timber sales volume increased by 18% to 1.2 million tons from 1.0 million tons.
  • Sold 4,100 acres of timberlands for $6.5 million compared to 4,900 acres for $10.3 million in first half 2019. The lower year-over-year, per-acre sales price resulted from lower average merchantable inventory stocking levels — 20 tons per acre compared to 31 tons per acre for prior year sales — as well as from CatchMark retaining through timber reservations 0.1 million tons of merchantable inventory with a 52% sawtimber mix.
  • Generated $5.8 million in asset management fee revenues from the Triple T and Dawsonville Bluffs joint ventures, a 3% increase from the same period prior year due to earning incentive-based promotes for Dawsonville Bluffs for exceeding investment return hurdles.

Brian M. Davis, CatchMark's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We delivered a strong second quarter from our harvest operations, managing effectively through the pandemic, and our outlook remains cautiously optimistic about the remainder of the year for meeting our operating plan, colored by the unpredictable impacts of COVID-19. In particular during the quarter, we stepped up harvests in the U.S. South to capitalize on consistent mill uptime and increasing demand for both pulpwood and sawtimber products after initial pullbacks by customers due to uncertainty related to the pandemic. We also closed nearly $2 million of timberland sales during the quarter, ahead of plan, but below the results of a typical quarter due to the pandemic. Working with an active transaction pipeline, we expect to normalize timberland sales during the second half of the year weighted to the fourth quarter. We also expect to benefit going forward from solid housing demand fundamentals and the recent rebound in homebuying."

During the second quarter, CatchMark's Triple T joint venture, which invests with institutional partners in 1.1 million acres of Texas timberlands, renegotiated its wood supply agreement with Georgia-Pacific. The renegotiated agreement allows Triple T to achieve market-based pricing on timber sales, increases Triple T's reimbursement for extended haul distances, allows Triple T to sell sawtimber to other third parties, and expands Triple T's ability to sell large timberland parcels to third-party buyers. In connection with amending the Georgia-Pacific wood supply agreement, CatchMark invested an additional $5.0 million in the Triple T joint venture on the same terms and conditions as its existing investment and the asset management agreement between CatchMark and Triple T was amended to increase CatchMark's fees for the next two years.

Davis said: "The Triple T amendment was a big accomplishment during the quarter. Triple T, meanwhile, continues to operate to plan. We also will continue to concentrate on achieving our overriding goals of expanding CatchMark's ownership of prime timberlands in high-demand mill markets and managing our operations to generate predictable and stable cash flow throughout the business cycle, supporting our dividend."

Operations

Strong demand for home remodeling and improvement products by homeowners during the pandemic resulted in consistent mill uptime in CatchMark markets during the second quarter. As a result, CatchMark's harvest volumes increased 14% year-over-year in the U.S. South, driven by a 69% increase in stumpage sales, including to key customers outside of existing supply agreements. CatchMark's second quarter 2020 realized stumpage prices for pulpwood and sawtimber continued to hold a significant premium over South-wide averages as a result of assembling prime timberlands in strong micro markets. Realized stumpage prices for pulpwood and sawtimber were 12% and 8% lower, respectively, compared to second quarter 2019, trending with 12% and 13% decreases in South-wide average prices as tracked by TimberMart-South. Pacific Northwest harvest volumes increased ahead of plan to 21,260 tons from 14,513 tons in the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Todd P. Reitz, CatchMark's Chief Resources Officer, said: "Our delivered wood crews were well positioned to respond to increasing mill needs that lined up nicely with our thinning and harvesting plans and we were able to negotiate more volume for the quarter from our mill customers. Again, our presence in strong mill markets and our emphasis on delivered wood sales gave us an advantage in supplying mills in a very tight inventory environment. In the Pacific Northwest, improving fundamentals created opportunity to sell into demand from key regional players."

Capital Position and Share Repurchases

During the second quarter, CatchMark amended its credit agreement with CoBank: removing a reduction in the LTV ratio covenant which would have been effective at the end of 2021, increasing working capital by removing the minimum liquidity balance covenant, and enabling additional investments in joint ventures. The multi-draw term facility commitment was reduced from $200 million to $150 million which lowered unused commitment fees while still providing ample liquidity for future acquisitions.

CatchMark borrowed $5.0 million under the multi-draw term facility during the quarter to fund its additional equity investment in the Triple T joint venture. The asset management agreement amendment with Triple T, increasing CatchMark's fees over the next two years, is CAD accretive for the company. As of June 30, 2020, CatchMark had $150.9 million of borrowing capacity remaining under its credit facilities, consisting of $115.9 million under the multi-draw term facility and $35.0 million under the revolving credit facility.

Ursula Godoy-Arbelaez, CatchMark's Chief Financial Officer, said: "After these amendments and transactions, we continue to have ample liquidity for important growth initiatives and other capital allocation priorities, including direct acquisitions and joint venture investments."

During the quarter, CatchMark repurchased 8,648 shares under its share repurchase program for $67,108 and has $13.7 million remaining in the program for future repurchases as of June 30, 2020.

Results for Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $21.8 million, $6.9 million lower than the three months ended June 30, 2019 as a result of a $6.6 million decrease in timberland sales revenue and a $0.3 million decrease in other revenues. Timberland sales revenue decreased due to selling fewer acres in the current quarter with a lower per-acre sales price as a result of retaining 25,000 tons of merchantable inventory through timber reservations and selling timberlands with lower percentage of pine plantation. Other revenues were higher in 2019 due to a $0.3 million gain from an early lease termination.


Three Months
Ended

June 30, 2019


Changes attributable to:


Three Months
Ended

June 30, 2020

(in thousands)


Price/Mix


Volume


Timber sales (1)








Pulpwood

$

8,239



$

(579)



$

381



$

8,041


Sawtimber (2)

8,034



(630)



728



8,132



$

16,273



$

(1,209)



$

1,109



$

16,173




(1)

Timber sales are presented on a gross basis.

(2)

Includes chip-n-saw and sawtimber.

Net loss decreased by $24.4 million to $6.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 from $30.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 primarily due to a $26.3 million decrease in losses allocated from the Triple T joint venture, offset by a $1.1 million decrease in net timberland sales.

Results for Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $48.7 million, $2.5 million lower than the six months ended June 30, 2019 as a result of a $3.9 million decrease in timberland sales revenue offset by a $1.5 million increase in timber sales revenue. Timberland sales revenue decreased due to selling fewer acres in the first half of 2020, with a lower per-acre sales price as a result of timber reservations and a lower average merchantable inventory stocking level. Gross timber sales revenue increased 5% primarily as a result of a $1.8 million increase in timber sales revenue from the Pacific Northwest driven by volume increases.


Six Months Ended
June 30, 2019


Changes attributable to:


Six Months Ended
June 30, 2020

(in thousands)


Price/Mix


Volume


Timber sales (1)








Pulpwood

$

16,972



$

(1,147)



$

29



$

15,854


Sawtimber (2)

15,852



(955)



3,588



18,485



$

32,824



$

(2,102)



$

3,617



$

34,339




(1) 

Timber sales are presented on a gross basis.

(2) 

Includes chip-n-saw and sawtimber.

 

Net loss decreased by $50.5 million to $10.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 from $61.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019 primarily due to a $53.8 million decrease in losses allocated from the Triple T joint venture, offset by a $3.7 million increase in general and administrative expenses primarily due to non-recurring post-employment benefits related to the retirement of the company's former CEO in January 2020.

Adjusted EBITDA

The discussion below is intended to enhance the reader's understanding of our operating performance and ability to satisfy lender requirements. 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 (see the reconciliation table below). 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 below, 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. Some of the limitations are:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our capital expenditures, or our future requirements for capital expenditures;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or our interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on, our debt;
  • Although depletion is a non-cash charge, we will incur expenses to replace the timber being depleted in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect all cash requirements for such expenses;
  • Although HLBV income and losses are primarily hypothetical and non-cash in nature, Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash income or losses from unconsolidated joint ventures for which we use the HLBV method of accounting to determine our equity in earnings; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the cash requirements necessary to fund post-employment benefits or transaction costs related to acquisitions, investments, joint ventures or new business initiatives, which may be substantial.

Due to these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business. Our credit agreement contains a minimum debt service coverage ratio based, in part, on Adjusted EBITDA since this measure is representative of adjusted income available for interest payments. We further believe that our presentation of this non-GAAP financial measurement provides information that is useful to analysts and investors because they are important indicators of the strength of our operations and the performance of our business.

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, Adjusted EBITDA was $9.4 million, a $5.7 million decrease from the three months ended June 30, 2019, primarily due to a $6.3 million decrease in net timberland sales, offset by a $0.4 million decrease in general and administrative expense.

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, Adjusted EBITDA was $22.3 million, a $2.9 million decrease from the six months ended June 30, 2019, primarily due to a $3.7 million decrease in net timberland sales, a $0.6 million decrease in Adjusted EBITDA generated by the Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture and a $0.3 million decrease in other revenues, offset by a $1.8 million increase in net timber sales.

Our reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 follows:


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,

(in thousands)

2020


2019


2020


2019

Net loss

$

(6,183)



$

(30,565)



$

(10,432)



$

(60,960)


Add:








Depletion

6,707



6,030



13,648



11,298


Interest expense (1)

3,006



4,395



6,256



8,767


Amortization (1)

1,116



229



1,874



687


Depletion, amortization, basis of timberland, mitigation credits sold included in loss from unconsolidated joint venture (2)







395


Basis of timberland sold, lease terminations and other (3)

1,721



6,668



4,997



8,475


Stock-based compensation expense

705



490



2,577



1,149


(Gain) loss on large dispositions (4)

5



(764)



(1,274)



(764)


HLBV loss from unconsolidated joint venture (5)

2,311



28,600



2,311



56,088


Post-employment benefits (6)

11





2,297




Other (7)

36



4



70



114


Adjusted EBITDA

$

9,435



$

15,087



$

22,324



$

25,249




(1) 

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.

(2) 

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

(3) 

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

(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) 

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

(6) 

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.

(7) 

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.

Conference Call

The company will host a conference call and live webcast at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 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 shortly 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 June 30, 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 meeting our operating plan for the remainder of the year and the impact of COVID-19 on our business, our expectation for a more favorable and efficient environment for completing transactions later this year, our expectations for a solid housing market, the impact of the amended wood supply agreement between Triple T and Georgia-Pacific, and our expectations regarding having greater access to working capital and ample liquidity for future investments as a result of our amendments to our credit agreement. 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 at all 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 sell 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
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Revenues:








Timber sales

$

16,173



$

16,273



$

34,339



$

32,824


Timberland sales

1,673



8,224



6,452



10,314


Asset management fees

2,857



2,841



5,832



5,683


Other revenues

1,054



1,322



2,106



2,412



21,757



28,660



48,729



51,233










Contract logging and hauling costs

6,978



7,153



14,255



14,509


Depletion

6,707



6,030



13,648



11,298


Cost of timberland sales

1,463



6,921



4,885



8,481


Forestry management expenses

1,671



1,592



3,505



3,326


General and administrative expenses

3,024



3,203



10,291



6,566


Land rent expense

96



133



220



275


Other operating expenses

1,585



1,629



3,221



3,273



21,524



26,661



50,025



47,728










Other income (expense):








Interest income

4



32



50



62


Interest expense

(4,070)



(4,709)



(8,027)



(9,331)


Gain (loss) on large dispositions

(5)



764



1,274



764



(4,071)



(3,913)



(6,703)



(8,505)










Loss before unconsolidated joint ventures

(3,838)



(1,914)



(7,999)



(5,000)










Income (loss) from unconsolidated joint ventures:








Triple T

(2,311)



(28,600)



(2,311)



(56,088)


Dawsonville Bluffs

(34)



(51)



(122)



128



(2,345)



(28,651)



(2,433)



(55,960)










Net loss

$

(6,183)



$

(30,565)



$

(10,432)



$

(60,960)










Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic and diluted

48,744



49,076



48,866



49,069










Net loss per-share - basic and diluted

$

(0.13)



$

(0.62)



$

(0.21)



$

(1.24)


 


CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except for per-share amounts)



June 30, 2020


December 31, 2019

Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

9,350



$

11,487


Accounts receivable

6,525



7,998


Prepaid expenses and other assets

6,024



5,459


Operating lease right-of-use asset

2,976



3,120


Deferred financing costs

210



246


Timber assets:




Timber and timberlands, net

599,046



633,581


Intangible lease assets

7



9


Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

4,132



1,965


Total assets

$

628,270



$

663,865






Liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

6,715



$

3,580


Operating lease liability

3,118



3,242


Other liabilities

39,666



10,853


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

436,967



452,987


Total liabilities

486,466



470,662






Commitments and Contingencies








Stockholders' Equity:




Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 900,000 shares authorized; 48,771 and 49,008 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

488



490


Additional paid-in capital

727,409



729,274


Accumulated deficit and distributions

(552,367)



(528,847)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(35,003)



(8,276)


Total stockholders' equity

140,527



192,641


Noncontrolling interests

1,277



562


Total equity

141,804



193,203


Total liabilities and equity

$

628,270



$

663,865


 

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:








Net loss

$

(6,183)



$

(30,565)



$

(10,432)



$

(60,960)


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








Depletion

6,707



6,030



13,648



11,298


Basis of timberland sold, lease terminations and other

1,721



6,668



4,997



8,475


Stock-based compensation expense

705



490



2,577



1,149


Noncash interest expense

1,064



314



1,771



564


Other amortization

52



(85)



103



123


Gain on large dispositions

5



(764)



(1,274)



(764)


Loss from unconsolidated joint ventures

2,345



28,651



2,433



55,960


Operating distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures



(51)





128


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

1,152





1,492




Changes in assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable

(1,146)



(1,328)



473



35


Prepaid expenses and other assets

50



128



409



641


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

80



1,200



2,656



91


Other liabilities

2,219



1,270



1,177



465


Net cash provided by operating activities

8,771



11,958



20,030



17,205










Cash Flows from Investing Activities:








Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(1,054)



(938)



(3,766)



(2,197)


Investment in unconsolidated joint venture

(5,000)





(5,000)




Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures



51



400



847


Net proceeds from large dispositions



5,311



20,863



5,311


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(6,054)



4,424



12,497



3,961










Cash Flows from Financing Activities:








Repayments of notes payable





(20,850)




Proceeds from notes payable

5,000





5,000




Financing costs paid

(974)



(2)



(1,004)



(33)


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

(1,152)





(1,492)




Dividends/distributions paid

(6,541)



(6,578)



(13,189)



(13,156)


Repurchases of common shares

(78)



(1,405)



(2,130)



(2,409)


Repurchase of common shares for minimum tax withholding

(34)





(999)



(365)


Net cash used in financing activities

(3,779)



(7,985)



(34,664)



(15,963)


Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(1,062)



8,397



(2,137)



5,203


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

10,412



2,420



11,487



5,614


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

9,350



$

10,817



$

9,350



$

10,817


 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED DATA (UNAUDITED)



2020


2019



(in thousands, except for per-ton, per-acre amounts)

Q1


Q2


YTD


Q1


Q2


YTD


Consolidated













Timber Sales Volume (tons)













Pulpwood

324



354



679



294



304



599



Sawtimber (1)

271



214



484



193



191



383



Total

595



568



1,163



487



495



982
















Harvest Mix













Pulpwood

54

%


62

%


58

%


60

%


61

%


61

%


Sawtimber (1)

46

%


38

%


42

%


40

%


39

%


39

%















Period-end Acres













Fee

393



392



392



432



424



424



Lease

22



22



22



27



26



26



Wholly-owned total

415



414



414



459



450



450



Joint venture interest (6)

1,092



1,092



1,092



 

1,104



1,100



1,100



Total

1,507



1,506



1,506



 

1,563



1,550



1,550
















U.S. South













Timber Sales Volume (tons)













Pulpwood

320



352



672



294



303



597



Sawtimber (1)

250



195



445



188



177



365



Total

570



547



1,117



482



480



962
















Harvest Mix













Pulpwood

56

%


64

%


60

%


61

%


63

%


62

%


Sawtimber (1)

44

%


36

%


40

%


39

%


37

%


38

%


Delivered % as of total volume

63

%


61

%


62

%


79

%


74

%


77

%


Stumpage % as of total volume (5)

37

%


39

%


38

%


21

%


26

%


23

%















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













Pulpwood

$

13



$

12



$

13



$

15



$

14



$

14



Sawtimber (1)

$

23



$

23



$

23



$

24



$

24



$

24
















Timberland Sales













Gross sales

$

4,779



$

1,673



$

6,452



$

2,090



$

8,224



$

10,314



Acres sold

3,000



1,100



4,100



900



4,000



4,900



% of fee acres

0.7

%


0.3

%


1.0

%


0.2

%


0.9

%


1.1

%


Price per acre (3)

$

1,627



$

1,564



$

1,611



$

2,236



$

2,072



$

2,103

























Large Dispositions (4)













Gross sales

$

21,250



$



$

21,250



$



$

5,475



$

5,475



Acres sold

14,400





14,400





3,600



3,600



Price per acre (3)

$

1,474



$



$

1,474



$



$

1,500



$

1,500



Gain

$

1,279



$



$

1,279



$



$

764



$

764
















Pacific Northwest













Timber Sales Volume (tons)













Pulpwood

4



3



7





1



1



Sawtimber (1)

21



18



39



5



13



18



Total

25



21



46



5



14



19
















Harvest Mix













Pulpwood

18

%


13

%


15

%


%


9

%


8

%


Sawtimber

82

%


87

%


85

%


100

%


91

%


92

%


Delivered % as of total volume

84

%


100

%


91

%


100

%


87

%


90

%


Stumpage % as of total volume

16

%


%


9

%


%


13

%


10

%















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













Pulpwood

$

31



$

29



$

30



$

40



$

37



$

38



Sawtimber

$

91



$

84



$

87



$

101



$

94



$

96


















(1) 

Includes chip-n-saw and sawtimber.

(2) 

Prices per ton are rounded to the nearest dollar. Delivered timber sales price includes contract logging and hauling costs.

(3) 

Excludes value of timber reservations. For the quarters ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, we retained 25,000 tons and 6,000 tons of merchantable inventory with a book basis of $204,000 and $69,000 respectively.     

(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) 

Includes 1% from lump-sum sales in 2019.

(6) 

Represents properties owned by Triple T joint venture in which CatchMark owns a 22.0% equity interest (based solely on capital 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.

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ADJUSTED EBITDA BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Timber sales

$

16,173



$

16,273



$

34,339



$

32,824


Other revenue

1,054



1,322



2,106



2,412


(-)    Contract logging and hauling costs

(6,978)



(7,153)



(14,255)



(14,509)


(-)    Forestry management expenses

(1,671)



(1,592)



(3,505)



(3,326)


(-)    Land rent expense

(96)



(133)



(220)



(275)


(-)    Other operating expenses

(1,585)



(1,629)



(3,221)



(3,273)


(+)    Stock-based compensation

82



27



197



115


(+/-)  Other

409



170



554



577


Harvest EBITDA

7,388



7,285



15,995



14,545










Timberland sales

1,673



8,224



6,452



10,314


(-)    Cost of timberland sales

(1,463)



(6,921)



(4,885)



(8,481)


(+)   Basis of timberland sold

1,342



6,525



4,503



7,952


Real estate EBITDA

1,552



7,828



6,070



9,785










Asset management fees

2,857



2,841



5,832



5,683


Unconsolidated Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture EBITDA

(34)



(51)



(122)



522


Investment management EBITDA

2,823



2,790



5,710



6,205










Total operating EBITDA

11,763



17,903



27,775



30,535










(-)     General and administrative expenses

(3,024)



(3,203)



(10,291)



(6,566)


(+)    Stock-based compensation

623



463



2,380



1,034


(+)    Interest income

4



32



50



62


(+)    Post-employment benefits

11





2,297




(+/-)  Other

58



(108)



113



184


Corporate EBITDA

(2,328)



(2,816)



(5,451)



(5,286)










Adjusted EBITDA

$

9,435



$

15,087



$

22,324



$

25,249


 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CASH AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except for per share data)



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June, 30


2020


2019


2020


2019

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

8,771



$

11,958



$

20,030



$

17,205


Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(1,054)



(938)



(3,766)



(2,197)


Working capital change

(1,203)



(1,270)



(4,715)



(1,232)


Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures



51



400



847


Post-employment benefits

11





2,297




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

(1,152)





(1,492)




Other

36



4



70



114


Cash Available for Distribution (1)

$

5,409



$

9,805



$

12,824



$

14,737










Adjusted EBITDA

$

9,435



$

15,087



$

22,324



$

25,249


Interest paid

(3,006)



(4,395)



(6,256)



(8,767)


Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(1,054)



(938)



(3,766)



(2,197)


Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures





400



974


Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated joint ventures

34



51



122



(522)


Cash Available for Distributions (1)

$

5,409



$

9,805



$

12,824



$

14,737










Dividends / distributions paid

$

6,541



$

6,578



$

13,189



$

13,156










Weighted-average shares outstanding, end of period

48,744



49,076



48,866



49,069










Dividends per Share

$

0.135



$

0.135



$

0.270



$

0.270




(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.

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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


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