CATCHMARK’S STRATEGIC FOCUS DRIVES STABLE AND PREDICTABLE CASH FLOW.

Prime Timberlands plus high demand mill markets is equal to superior stewardship

CATCHMARK INVESTS IN PRIME TIMBERLANDS LOCATED IN THE NATION’S LEADING MILL MARKETS, SEEKING TO CAPTURE THE HIGHEST VALUE PER ACRE AND TO GENERATE SUSTAINABLE YIELDS THROUGH DISCIPLINED MANAGEMENT AND SUPERIOR STEWARDSHIP OF ITS EXCEPTIONAL RESOURCES.

348,100

WE OWN 348,100 ACRES OF HIGH-QUALITY TIMBERLANDS

13.2M

OUR ACREAGE HAS 13.2 MILLION TONS OF MERCHANTABLE INVENTORY

* as of June 30, 2022

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Our timberlands are located by strategic design in high-demand U.S. South mill markets where we consistently outperform regional pricing averages for our harvests. We diligently focus on delivering durable returns for our stockholders through optimizing sustainable harvest yields over long-term investment horizons.” 

BRIAN M. DAVIS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ONLY PRIME TIMBERLANDS

Our timberlands are located in the U.S. South, the nation’s premier wood basket, and feature excellent stocking levels and the highest productivity per acre in the industry. We implement a sustainable harvesting strategy to produce durable yields while ensuring superior stewardship of the environment.

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HIGH-DEMAND MILL MARKETS

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

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SUPERIOR STEWARDSHIP


CatchMark optimizes results through disciplined management and superior stewardship, which historically has produced industry-leading productivity on a per-acre basis and seeks to create additional value through environmental initiatives.

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LATEST NEWS

August 04, 2022

CatchMark Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results→

  • Recognized a net loss of $4.6 million, resulting primarily from fees and expenses related to the pending merger with PotlatchDeltic Corporation.
  • Produced Adjusted EBITDA of $13.7 million and $24.6 million in total revenues.
  • Captured blended net timber sales pricing 10% higher year over year driven by a 21% increase in sawtimber pricing.
  • Continued to generate significant premiums over TimberMart-South South-wide pricing averages as a result of prime timberlands located in strong local markets.
  • Generated $8.8 million in timberland sales, accelerating timing of full-year plan.
  • Acquired 1,300 acres of prime timberlands located in southeast Alabama for $2.2 million.

ATLANTA, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) today reported second quarter 2022 results.

Brian M. Davis, CatchMark's President and CEO, said: "Second quarter results were in line with our business plan. They reflect planned lower harvest volumes in the U.S. South, partially offset by higher timber sales pricing, and last year's Bandon disposition in the Pacific Northwest as well as lower asset management fees due to last year's Triple T exit. Net loss was attributable to fees and expenses related to the pending PotlatchDeltic merger. We continued to achieve pricing premiums across our prime U.S. South timberlands as compared to market averages, in particular generating strong sawtimber pricing. Year over year, we also completed more timberland sales as planned. Net cash from operating activities and cash available for distribution comfortably covered our quarterly dividend."

The timing of the declaration of a third quarter CatchMark dividend and its payment date will depend on the timing of the closing of the merger with PotlatchDeltic. The merger is expected to close by the end of the third quarter.

SECOND QUARTER 2022 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 June 30,


Change

2022


2021


Dollars, Tons or Acres


%

Results of Operations








Revenues

$                       24.6


$                   31.9


$                                  (7.4)


(23) %

Net Income (Loss)

$                        (4.6)


$                     1.8


$                                  (6.3)


360 %

Adjusted EBITDA

$                       13.7


$                   17.6


$                                  (3.9)


(22) %









Harvest Volume (tons)

399,862


528,007


(128,145)


(24) %

Acres Sold

5,700


4,300


1,400


29 %

Business Segments Overview

Harvest Operations 


Three Months Ended June 30,


Change

(in millions except for prices)

2022


2021


$


%

Timber Sales Revenue - Consolidated

$                       14.7


$                       20.1


$                        (5.4)


(27) %

Timber Sales Revenue - U.S. South

$                       14.7


$                       16.4


$                        (1.7)


(10) %

Timber Sales Revenue - PNW

$                           —


$                         3.7


$                        (3.7)


(100) %

Harvest EBITDA

$                         6.9


$                         9.4


$                        (2.5)


(27) %

Net Timber Sales Price - U.S. South (per ton):








Pulpwood

$                          14


$                          15


$                           (1)


(5) %

Sawtimber

$                          31


$                          26


$                            5


21 %

 

  • Timber sales revenue and Harvest EBITDA were each 27% lower year over year as a result of lower harvest volumes.
  • Overall harvest volumes were down 24% year over year due to planned reduced harvests in the U.S. South and the 2021 sale of the Bandon timberlands in the Pacific Northwest.
  • In the U.S. South, where CatchMark now operates exclusively, timber sales revenue of $14.7 million was 10% lower year over year due to a planned 19% decrease in harvest volumes, offset by 10% increase in blended net timber sales pricing year over year.
  • Sawtimber pricing increased 21% year over year while pulpwood pricing was down 5%.
  • Harvests from CatchMark's prime timberlands located exclusively in leading mill markets across the U.S. South continued to generate significant pricing premiums over TimberMart-South South-wide averages during the second quarter.
  • Sawtimber mix, as a percentage of total volume, increased to 41% from 39% year over year.

Real Estate 


Three Months Ended June 30,


Change

(in millions except for prices)

2022


2021


$


%

Timberland Sales Revenue

$                         8.8


$                         7.6


$                         1.2


16 %

Real Estate EBITDA

$                         8.7


$                         7.3


$                         1.3


18 %

Average Sales Price (per acre)

$                     1,564


$                     1,743


$                       (179)


(10) %

Timberland Sales

  • Timberland sales revenue increased 16% year over year due to selling 1,400 more acres in second quarter 2022 than in second quarter 2021, meeting plan targets.
  • Real Estate EBITDA increased 18% as a result of higher timberland sales revenue.
  • Timberland sales price per acre at $1,564 was 10% lower than the $1,743 per-acre price achieved in second quarter 2021 due to lower productivity characteristics in the acres sold, including a significantly lower percentage of pine plantations.
  • The margin on timberland sales increased year over year to 27% despite the lower sales price per acre.
  • Acres sold in the current quarter had a significantly lower average merchantable timber stocking than the CatchMark portfolio average of 39 tons per acre at the beginning of the year.
  • CatchMark made no large dispositions during the quarter as the company's capital recycling program ended in 2021.

Timberland Acquisitions

  • CatchMark acquired the Big Island timberlands, comprising approximately 1,300 high-quality acres located in Barbour County, AL for $2.2 million, or $1,653 per acre. The acquired timberlands have a site index of 70 and comprise 82% pine plantations. The timberlands are located within a primary haul zone near existing CatchMark mill markets.
  • During the quarter, CatchMark also agreed to acquire 870 acres in Georgia for a total of $2.0 million. This transaction is expected to close in the third quarter.

Investment Management 


Three Months Ended June 30,


Change

(in millions)

2022


2021


$


%

Asset Management Fee Revenue

$                         0.1


$                         3.2


$                        (3.1)


(97) %

Investment Management EBITDA

$                         0.4


$                         3.3


$                        (2.9)


(87) %

 

  • The significant decreases in year-over-year asset management fee revenue, down 97%, and Investment Management EBITDA, down 87%, were due to last year's Triple T exit and the expiration of the related transition services agreement on March 31, 2022.
  • Incentive-based promotes and joint venture income continued to be generated from Dawsonville Bluffs as the joint venture continued to capitalize on strong demand for wetlands mitigation credits. 
  • During the quarter, CatchMark recognized $0.3 million of income, $0.4 million of Adjusted EBITDA and received a $0.3 million cash distribution from Dawsonville Bluffs. After quarter's close, CatchMark received an additional $0.5 million cash distribution from the joint venture.

Capital Position and Share Repurchases

CatchMark maintained its strong balance sheet and ample liquidity during the quarter.

  • As of June 30, 2022, the company had $33.7 million of cash on hand and $253.6 million of borrowing capacity remaining under its credit facilities. There were no changes to its credit facilities during the quarter.
  • Interest expense decreased $0.6 million year over year to $2.8 million, primarily due to a 32% lower weighted-average debt outstanding balance, offset by higher weighted-average interest rates, which the company has effectively hedged against through its interest rate management program.

Covered Quarterly Dividend: Stockholders received a total of $3.6 million in dividend distributions, which were fully covered by net cash provided by operating activities and Cash Available for Distribution.

Share Repurchases: The company did not make any share repurchases during the quarter and had $13.7 million remaining under its share repurchase program as of June 30, 2022.

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Due to the company's pending merger with PotlatchDeltic Corporation, a second quarter 2022 earnings call will not be held.

About CatchMark
CatchMark (NYSE: CTT) invests in prime timberlands located in the nation's leading mill markets, seeking to capture the highest value per acre and to generate sustainable yields through disciplined management and superior stewardship of its exceptional resources. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in approximately 350,000 acres* of timberlands located in the U.S. South. For more information visit opens in a new windowwww.catchmark.com.

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As of June 30, 2022

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 timing of our third quarter dividend and the expected timing of the closing of the merger with PotlatchDeltic Corporation.  Risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, that (i) the supply of timberlands available for acquisition that meet our investment criteria may be less than we currently anticipate; (ii) we may be unsuccessful in winning bids for timberland that are sold through an auction process; (iii) we may not be able to access external sources of capital at attractive rates or at all; (iv) potential increases in interest rates could have a negative impact on our business; (v) timber prices may not increase at the rate we currently anticipate or could decline, which would negatively impact our revenues; (vi) we may not generate the harvest volumes from our timberlands that we currently anticipate; (vii) 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; (viii) 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; (ix) 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; (x) our dividends are not guaranteed and are subject to change; (xi) the markets for carbon sequestration credits, wetlands mitigation banking and solar projects are still developing and we maybe unsuccessful in generating the revenues from environmental initiatives that we currently expect or in the timeframe anticipated; (xii) the conditions to completion of the merger with PotlatchDeltic Corporation may not be satisfied on the timeline currently expected or at all; and (xiii) the factors described in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2022, 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. 

Important Additional Information about the Proposed Transaction 

This communication is being made in respect of the proposed merger transaction involving PotlatchDeltic Corporation ("PotlatchDeltic) and CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. ("CatchMark"). This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. In connection with the proposed transaction, PotlatchDeltic has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that constitutes a draft prospectus of PotlatchDeltic and which also includes a draft proxy statement of CatchMark. After the Registration Statement has been updated by an amendment and declared effective, CatchMark will mail the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to its stockholders. The proxy statement/prospectus related to the proposed merger will contain important information about PotlatchDeltic, CatchMark, the proposed transaction and related matters. Investors are urged to carefully read the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC (or incorporated by reference into the proxy statement/prospectus) in connection with the proposed merger, when available. Investors will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents through the website maintained by the SEC at opens in a new windowwww.sec.gov. In addition, investors will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties on PotlatchDeltic's website at opens in a new windowwww.potlatchdeltic.com (which website is not incorporated herein by reference), for documents filed with the SEC by PotlatchDeltic, or on CatchMark's website at opens in a new window www.catchmark.com (which website is not incorporated herein by reference), for documents filed with the SEC by CatchMark. 

Participants in the Solicitation

PotlatchDeltic and CatchMark and their respective directors and officers and certain other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of CatchMark in connection with the merger transaction. Certain information about the directors and executive officers of PotlatchDeltic is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on February 17, 2022, and its proxy statement for its 2022 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 29, 2022, and will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus described above when it is filed with the SEC. Certain information about the directors and executive officers of CatchMark is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on March 3, 2022 and its proxy statement for its 2022 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022, and will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus described above when it is filed with the SEC. You can obtain free copies of these document from PotlatchDeltic and CatchMark using the contact information above.

 

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,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Revenues:








Timber sales

$            14,679


$            20,111


$            32,402


$            40,260

Timberland sales

8,818


7,632


14,888


10,989

Asset management fees

110


3,211


2,289


6,329

Other revenues

952


986


1,922


2,048


24,559


31,940


51,501


59,626

Expenses








Contract logging and hauling costs

6,277


8,825


12,618


17,556

Depletion

3,201


6,657


7,350


14,382

Cost of timberland sales

6,475


5,641


10,812


7,796

Forestry management expenses

1,498


1,707


3,123


3,594

General and administrative expenses

7,650


3,094


11,619


6,694

Land rent expense

106


20


186


133

Other operating expenses

1,441


1,714


2,690


3,427


26,648


27,658


48,398


53,582









Other income (expense):








Interest income

48



51


1

Interest expense

(2,778)


(3,337)


(5,279)


(6,265)

Gain on large dispositions


759



759


(2,730)


(2,578)


(5,228)


(5,505)









Income (loss) before unconsolidated joint venture

(4,819)


1,704


(2,125)


539









Income from unconsolidated joint venture:








Dawsonville Bluffs

260


49


750


663

Net income (loss)

(4,559)


1,753


(1,375)


1,202

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

(11)


4


(3)


3

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$             (4,548)


$               1,749


$             (1,372)


$               1,199









Weighted-average common shares outstanding — basic

48,522


48,421


48,501


48,398

Income (loss) per share — basic

$                (0.09)


$                 0.04


$                (0.03)


$                 0.02









Weighted-average common shares outstanding — diluted

48,522


48,562


48,501


48,513

Income (loss) per share — diluted

$                (0.09)


$                 0.04


$                (0.03)


$                 0.02

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except for per-share amounts)



June 30, 2022


December 31, 2021

Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$                      33,727


$                           22,963

Accounts receivable

3,852


5,436

Prepaid expenses and other assets

18,179


6,294

Operating lease right-of-use asset

2,371


2,527

Deferred financing costs

2,279


2,606

Timber assets:




Timber and timberlands, net

453,240


466,130

Intangible lease assets


1

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

1,719


1,353

Total assets

$                    515,367


$                        507,310





Liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$                         7,143


$                             3,677

Operating lease liability

2,556


2,707

Other liabilities

3,957


18,683

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

298,478


298,247

Total liabilities

312,134


323,314





Commitments and Contingencies






Stockholders' Equity:




Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 900,000 shares authorized; 49,248 and 48,888 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

492


489

Additional paid-in capital

731,339


729,960

Accumulated deficit and distributions

(546,127)


(537,477)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

15,326


(11,217)

Total stockholders' equity

201,030


181,755

Noncontrolling Interests

2,203


2,241

Total equity

203,233


183,996

Total liabilities and equity

$                    515,367


$                        507,310

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended

June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:








Net income (loss)

$       (4,559)


$        1,753


$      (1,375)


$       1,202

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:








Depletion

3,201


6,657


7,350


14,382

Basis of timberland sold, lease terminations and other

6,698


5,701


10,738


7,667

Stock-based compensation expense

853


767


1,704


1,386

Noncash interest expense

381


586


771


1,171

Noncash lease expense

2


6


5


11

Other amortization

29


44


59


87

Gain on large dispositions


(759)



(759)

(Income) loss from unconsolidated joint ventures

(260)


(49)


(750)


(663)

Operating distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures

296



384


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

980


1,438


2,377


2,845

Changes in assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable

(665)


(747)


1,397


(258)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

3,181


282


3,420


497

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

4,385


220


3,529


878

Other liabilities

(350)


2,561


(3,401)


1,606

Net cash provided by operating activities

14,172


18,460


26,208


30,052









Cash Flows from Investing Activities:








Timberland acquisitions and earnest money paid

(2,291)



(2,291)


Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(892)


(1,003)


(2,990)


(3,320)

Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures


266



266

Net proceeds from large dispositions


7,340



7,340

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(3,183)


6,603


(5,281)


4,286









Cash Flows from Financing Activities:








Repayments of notes payable


(7,295)



(7,295)

Financing costs paid

(29)


(3)


(61)


(7)

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

(980)


(1,438)


(2,377)


(2,845)

Dividends/distributions paid

(3,648)


(6,563)


(7,296)


(13,128)

Repurchases of common shares


(80)


(26)


(158)

Repurchase of common shares for minimum tax withholding


(49)


(403)


(538)

Net cash used in financing activities

(4,657)


(15,428)


(10,163)


(23,971)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

6,332


9,635


10,764


10,367

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

27,395


12,656


22,963


11,924

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$      33,727


$     22,291


$     33,727


$    22,291

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED DATA (UNAUDITED)



2022


2021


Q1


Q2


YTD


Q1


Q2


YTD

Consolidated












Timber Sales Volume (tons, '000)










Pulpwood

228


235


463


273


300


573

Sawtimber (1)

241


164


405


252


228


480

Total

469


399


868


525


528


1,053













Harvest Mix












Pulpwood

49 %


59 %


53 %


52 %


57 %


54 %

Sawtimber (1)

51 %


41 %


47 %


48 %


43 %


46 %













Period-end Acres ('000)










Fee

352


348


348


385


375


375

Lease

13




15


15


15

Wholly-owned total

365


348


348


400


390


390

Joint venture interests (6)




1,081


1,080


1,080

Total

365


348


348


1,481


1,470


1,470













U.S. South












Timber Sales Volume (tons, '000)










Pulpwood

228


235


463


271


297


568

Sawtimber (1)

241


164


405


205


194


399

Total

469


399


868


476


491


967













Harvest Mix












Pulpwood

49 %


59 %


53 %


57 %


61 %


59 %

Sawtimber (1)

51 %


41 %


47 %


43 %


39 %


41 %

Delivered % as of total volume

66 %


70 %


68 %


74 %


77 %


76 %

Stumpage % as of total volume

34 %


30 %


32 %


26 %


23 %


24 %













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










Pulpwood

$          15


$          14


$          15


$          14


$          15


$          15

Sawtimber (1)

$          33


$          31


$          32


$          25


$          26


$          25













Timberland Acquisition












Gross sales ('000) (3)

$           —


$    2,200


$    2,200


$           —


$           —


$           —

Acres acquired


1,300


1,300




Price per acre (3)

$           —


$    1,653


$    1,653


$           —


$           —


$           —













Timberland Sales












Gross sales ('000)

$    6,070


$    8,818


$  14,888


$    3,357


$    7,632


$  10,989

Acres sold

3,400


5,700


9,100


1,800


4,300


6,100

% of fee acres

1.0 %


1.6 %


2.6 %


0.5 %


1.2 %


1.6 %

Price per acre (4)

$    1,771


$    1,564


$    1,642


$    1,923


$    1,743


$    1,749













Large Dispositions (5)












Gross sales ('000)

$           —


$           —


$           —


$           —


$    7,536


$    7,536

Acres sold





5,000


5,000

Price per acre

$           —


$           —


$           —


$           —


$    1,522


$    1,522

Gain ('000)

$           —


$           —


$           —


$           —


$        759


$        759













Pacific Northwest (8)












Timber Sales Volume (tons,'000)










Pulpwood




2


3


5

Sawtimber (1)




47


34


81

Total




49


37


86













Harvest Mix












Pulpwood

— %


— %


— %


4 %


8 %


6 %

Sawtimber (1)

— %


— %


— %


96 %


92 %


94 %

Delivered % as of total volume

— %


— %


— %


100 %


100 %


100 %

Stumpage % as of total volume

— %


— %


— %


— %


— %


— %













Delivered Timber Sales Price ($ per ton) (2) (7)











Pulpwood

$           —


$           —


$           —


$          30


$          30


$          30

Sawtimber (1)

$           —


$           —


$           —


$        104


$        106


$        105

 



(1)

Includes chip-n-saw and sawtimber.

(2)

Prices per ton are rounded to the nearest dollar.

(3)

Exclusive of transaction costs.

(4)

Excludes value of timber reservations. For the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, we retained 32,000 tons and 49,000 tons of merchantable inventory, with a sawtimber mix of 45% and 32%, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, we retained 50,000 tons and 59,000 tons of merchantable inventory, with a sawtimber mix of 58% and 36%, respectively.

(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)

Represents properties owned by Triple T joint venture in which CatchMark owned a common partnership interest; and Dawsonville Bluffs, LLC, a joint venture in which CatchMark owns a 50% membership interest.

(7)

Delivered timber sales price includes contract logging and hauling costs.

(8) 

Exited the Pacific Northwest in August 2021.

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended

June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Net income (loss)

$         (4,559)


$          1,753


$         (1,375)


$          1,202

Add:








Depletion

3,201


6,657


7,350


14,382

Interest expense (1)

2,397


2,752


4,508


5,094

Amortization (1)

412


636


835


1,269

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

40


15


104


103

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

6,698


5,701


10,738


7,667

Stock-based compensation expense

853


767


1,704


1,386

Gain on large disposition (4)


(759)



(759)

Merger-related costs (5)

4,595



4,595


Post-employment benefits (6)


7


8


23

Other (7)

36


48


52


147

Adjusted EBITDA (8)

$        13,673


$        17,577


$        28,519


$        30,514











(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 merger-related legal fees, consulting fees and other professional fees required to be expensed by GAAP that management believes do not directly reflect the core business operations of our timberland portfolio on an on-going basis.

(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.

(8)

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.

 

CATCHMARK TIMBER TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ADJUSTED EBITDA BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended

June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Timber sales

$        14,679


$        20,111


$        32,402


$        40,260

Other revenue

952


986


1,922


2,048

(-)    Contract logging and hauling costs

(6,277)


(8,825)


(12,618)


(17,556)

(-)    Forestry management expenses

(1,498)


(1,707)


(3,123)


(3,594)

(-)    Land rent expense

(106)


(20)


(186)


(133)

(-)    Other operating expenses

(1,441)


(1,714)


(2,690)


(3,427)

(+)   Stock-based compensation

165


143


336


250

(+/-) Other

397


393


439


446

Harvest EBITDA

6,871


9,367


16,482


18,294









Timberland sales

8,818


7,632


14,888


10,989

(-)    Cost of timberland sales

(6,475)


(5,641)


(10,812)


(7,796)

(+)   Basis of timberland sold

6,321


5,342


10,340


7,284

Real Estate EBITDA

8,664


7,333


14,416


10,477









Asset management fees

110


3,211


2,289


6,329

Unconsolidated Dawsonville Bluffs joint venture EBITDA

300


64


854


766

Investment Management EBITDA

410


3,275


3,143


7,095









Total Operating EBITDA

15,945


19,975


34,041


35,866









(-)     General and administrative expenses

(7,650)


(3,094)


(11,619)


(6,694)

(+)    Stock-based compensation

688


624


1,368


1,136

(+)    Interest income

48



51


1

(+)    Merger-related costs

4,595



4,595


(+)    Post-employment benefits


7


8


23

(+/-)  Other

47


65


75


182

Corporate EBITDA

(2,272)


(2,398)


(5,522)


(5,352)









Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$        13,673


$        17,577


$        28,519


$        30,514



(1)

See definition of Adjusted EBITDA in footnote 6 to the Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA.

 

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,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$        14,172


$        18,460


$        26,208


$        30,052

Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(892)


(1,003)


(2,990)


(3,320)

Working capital change

(6,551)


(2,316)


(4,945)


(2,723)

Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures


266



266

Post-employment benefits


7


8


23

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

(980)


(1,438)


(2,377)


(2,845)

Other

36


48


52


147

Cash Available for Distribution (1)

$          5,785


$        14,024


$        15,956


$        21,600









Adjusted EBITDA (2)

$        13,673


$        17,577


$        28,519


$        30,514

Interest paid

(2,397)


(2,752)


(4,508)


(5,094)

Capital expenditures (excluding timberland acquisitions)

(892)


(1,003)


(2,990)


(3,320)

Merger-related costs

(4,595)



(4,595)


Distributions from unconsolidated joint ventures

296


266


384


266

Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated joint ventures

(300)


(64)


(854)


(766)

Cash Available for Distribution (1)

$          5,785


$        14,024


$        15,956


$        21,600









Dividends/distributions paid

$          3,648


$          6,563


$          7,296


$        13,128









Weighted-average shares outstanding — basic

48,522


48,421


48,501


48,398









Dividends per share

$          0.075


$          0.135


$          0.150


$          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.

(2)

See definition of Adjusted EBITDA in footnote 8 to the Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA.

 

SOURCE CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.

July 08, 2022

CatchMark Scheduled to Release Second Quarter 2022 Earnings on August 4, 2022→

ATLANTA, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) will release its second quarter 2022 earnings on Thursday, August 4, 2022, following the market close.  

About CatchMark 
CatchMark (NYSE: CTT) invests in prime timberlands located in the nation's leading mill markets, seeking to capture the highest value per acre and to generate sustainable yields through disciplined management and superior stewardship of its exceptional resources. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in approximately 350,000 acres of timberlands located in the U.S. South. For more information visit opens in a new windowwww.catchmark.com

SOURCE CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.

June 10, 2022

Georgia Gov. Kemp Honors CatchMark as 2022 Forestry for Wildlife Partner→

ATLANTA, June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp honored Atlanta-based CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) earlier this month as a 2022 partner in the state's Forestry for Wildlife Partnership, a program administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (DNR). Gov. Kemp recognized CatchMark for its "stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across Georgia." See press release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources opens in a new windowhere.

Administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, the Forestry for Wildlife Partnership is a voluntary program that has promoted sustainable forest and wildlife conservation in forestry practices for 25 years. Partner projects focus on making improvements that sync with Georgia's Bobwhite Quail Initiative and State Wildlife Action Plan, two statewide strategies.

In fiscal 2021, CatchMark undertook the following initiatives recognized by Georgia's Department of Natural Resources:

  • Conducted timber work aimed at returning endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers to Sprewell Bluff Wildlife Management Area near Thomaston.
  • Supported an existing conservation easement on its Townsend property, protecting natural areas in the easement and making the tract available for recreation and research within the 4,000-acre Townsend Wildlife Management Area.
  • Continued to grant DNR access to timberland in Long, Brantley and McIntosh counties for annual surveys of swallow-tailed kite nests.
  • Left natural longleaf stands at a targeted basal area, thinned about 400 acres of loblolly pine to make way for adding cavity nest boxes, and after hitting harvest and other targets, will turn the remaining timber over to DNR to finish the transition.
  • Continued to cooperate with the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust in maintaining a conservation easement in Long County. This easement protects high-priority habitats identified by Georgia's State Wildlife Action Plan and maintains open spaces adjacent to Fort Stewart as part of the Army Compatible Use Buffer Program.
  • Worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect habitat for endangered fringed campion on company sites in Talbot County, and with DNR and other botanists by permitting surveys for the plant to identify and verify existing or potentially new sites.
  • Continued work with DNR involving bird surveys on lands with different site preparation prescriptions to determine possible effects of varying treatments on birds' use of the areas.
  • Practiced silvicultural treatments that promote conservation of gopher tortoises and their habitat.
  • Sponsored and held hunting events with youth groups and organizations for the disabled to provide opportunities for these groups to learn about hunting and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Allowed universities access to company lands for research, such as Virginia Tech's pine growth study. CatchMark is also a member the University of Georgia's Plantation Research Management Cooperative and is helping develop foresters by letting Auburn University conduct training and classes via field trips on the company's timberlands.
  • Continued an integrated harvest planning system that considers landscape-level diversity. One example is robust thinning of pine plantations that improves wildlife habitat and forest health.
  • Monitored and treated company lands for invasive species.
  • Continued recording and managing known populations of Georgia's rare and threatened species according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Maintained and offered the use of portable skid and truck bridges for logger's use to minimize stream crossing impact.

With ownership interests in approximately 231,200 acres across Georgia (as of 3/31/2022), CatchMark has been a part of the Wildlife Partnership since 2011. 

About CatchMark
CatchMark (NYSE: CTT) invests in prime timberlands located in the nation's leading mill markets, seeking to capture the highest value per acre and to generate sustainable yields through disciplined management and superior stewardship of its exceptional resources. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in approximately 350,000 acres of timberlands located in the U.S. South. For more information visit www.catchmark.com.

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 2021


65M+

SINCE 2013, WE’VE PLANTED OVER 65 MILLION TREES


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