Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc.
May 16, 2016
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Comstock Holding Companies Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

WASHINGTON & RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ:CHCI), announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016:

Highlights of First Quarter 2016:

Chairman and CEO, Christopher Clemente commented, "Our first quart results are in line with our expectations for early 2016. Our focus on reducing fixed operating expenses over the past two years has substantially rationalized overhead expenses. The result of our cost reduction efforts are expected to result in general and administrative costs for the full year 2016 that are at least 25% below 2015. We believe that our reduced cost structure coupled with increased backlog (38 units compared to 27 units at March 31, 2015) and increased scale made possible by what appears to be improving market conditions in the Washington, DC area is expected to contribute towards our effort to generate positive results in the near future."

   
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016   2015
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Revenues
Revenue—homebuilding $ 9,523 $ 10,010
Revenue—other   183     307  
Total revenue 9,706 10,317
 
Operating loss (1,271 ) (930 )
Net loss (1,288 ) (668 )
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   436     275  
Net loss attributable to Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.   (1,724 )   (943 )
Net loss applicable to common stockholders $ (1,810 ) $ (943 )
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share $ (0.55 ) $ (0.31 )
 
Supplemental data
Unit deliveries 22 21
Backlog units 38 27
Backlog revenue $ 16,264 $ 14,346
Controlled communities (1) 17 19
Open communities 10 9
Pipeline units under control (1) 513 925
 
(1) Includes communities and units under land option purchase contract, not owned.
 

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About Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

Comstock is a homebuilding and multi-faceted real estate development and services company that builds a wide range of housing products under its Comstock Homes brand through its wholly owned subsidiary, Comstock Homes of Washington, LC. Our track record of developing numerous successful new home communities and nearly 6,000 homes, together with our substantial experience in building a diverse range of products including apartments, single-family homes, townhomes, mid-rise condominiums, high-rise condominiums and mixed-use (residential and commercial) developments has positioned Comstock as a leading developer and homebuilder in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Comstock is a publicly traded company, trading on NASDAQ under the symbol CHCI. For more information about Comstock or its new home communities, please visit www.comstockhomes.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect," "will," "should," "seeks" or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based largely on our expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement, which speaks only as of the date made. Some factors which may affect the accuracy of the forward-looking statements apply generally to the real estate industry, while other factors apply directly to us. Any number of important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation: completion of Comstock's financial accounting and review procedures; general economic and market conditions, including interest rate levels; our ability to service our debt; inherent risks in investment in real estate; our ability to compete in the markets in which we operate; economic risks in the markets in which we operate, including actions related to government spending; delays in governmental approvals and/or land development activity at our projects; regulatory actions; fluctuations in operating results; our anticipated growth strategies; shortages and increased costs of labor or building materials; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas; adverse weather conditions or natural disasters; our ability to raise debt and equity capital and grow our operations on a profitable basis; and our continuing relationships with affiliates. Additional information concerning these and other important risk and uncertainties can be found under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. Our actual results could differ materially from these projected or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Comstock claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for all forward-looking statements contained herein. Comstock specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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

March 31,
2016

December 31,
2015

(unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,613 $ 12,448
Restricted cash 2,541 2,566
Trade receivables 790 332
Real estate inventories 35,370 38,223
Fixed assets, net 339 394
Other assets, net   4,771     4,515  

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 48,424   $ 58,478  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 6,052 $ 7,638
Notes payable - secured by real estate inventories 21,137 24,823
Notes payable - due to affiliates, unsecured, net of discount 17,025 19,028
Notes payable - unsecured   1,419     1,548  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   45,633     53,037  
 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Preferred stock $0.01 par value, 789,426 and 772,210 shares issued
and liquidation preference of $3,947 and $3,861 at
March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively $ 1,200 $ 1,174
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 11,038,071 shares authorized, 3,012,360
and 2,997,437 issued, and outstanding, respectively 30 30
Class B common stock, $0.01 par value, 390,500 shares authorized, issued, and outstanding 4 4
Additional paid-in capital 175,975 175,963
Treasury stock, at cost (85,570 shares Class A common stock) (2,662 ) (2,662 )
Accumulated deficit   (177,509 )   (175,785 )
TOTAL COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. DEFICIT (2,962 ) (1,276 )
Non-controlling interests   5,753     6,717  
TOTAL EQUITY   2,791     5,441  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 48,424   $ 58,478  
 
 
COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
     
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Revenues
Revenue—homebuilding $ 9,523 $ 10,010
Revenue—other   183     307  
Total revenue 9,706 10,317
 
Expenses
Cost of sales—homebuilding 8,645 8,590
Cost of sales—other 91 165
Sales and marketing 483 425
General and administrative 1,542 1,897
Interest and real estate tax expense   216     170  
Operating loss (1,271 ) (930 )
Other income, net   8     192  
Loss before income tax (expense) benefit (1,263 ) (738 )
Income tax (expense) benefit   (25 )   70  
Net loss (1,288 ) (668 )
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   436     275  
Net loss attributable to Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (1,724 ) (943 )
Paid-in-kind dividends on Series B Preferred Stock   86     -  
Net loss applicable to common stockholders $ (1,810 ) $ (943 )
 
Basic net loss per share $ (0.55 ) $ (0.31 )
Diluted net loss per share $ (0.55 ) $ (0.31 )
 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 3,304 3,038
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 3,304 3,038
 
 
Pipeline Report as of March 31, 2016
Project   State  

Product
Type (1)

 

Estimated
Units at
Completion

 

Units
Settled

  Backlog (8)  

Units
Owned
Unsold

 

Units Under
Control (2)

 

Total Units
Owned,
Unsettled and
Under Control

 

Average
New Order
Revenue Per
Unit to Date

City Homes at the Hampshires DC   SF   38   37   -   1   -   1   $ 746
Townes at the Hampshires (3) DC TH 73 73 - - - - $ 551
Estates at Falls Grove VA SF 19 10 5 4 - 9 $ 540
Townes at Falls Grove VA TH 110 60 8 42 - 50 $ 301
Townes at Shady Grove Metro MD TH 36 26 - 10 - 10 $ 626
Townes at Shady Grove Metro (4) MD SF 3 3 - - - - $ 199
Momentum | Shady Grove Metro (5) MD Condo 110 - - 110 - 110 $ -
Estates at Emerald Farms MD SF 84 78 2 4 - 6 $ 411
Townes at Maxwell Square MD TH 45 38 6 1 - 7 $ 420
Townes at Hallcrest VA TH 42 11 11 20 - 31 $ 457
Estates at Leeland VA SF 24 - 3 21 - 24 $ 451
Villas | Preserve at Two Rivers 28' MD TH 10 3 1 4 5 10 $ 445
Villas | Preserve at Two Rivers 32' MD TH 10 6 2 4 4 10 $ 505
Estates at Popkins Lane VA SF 12 - - - 12 12 $ -
Townes at Richmond Station VA TH 54 - - - 54 54 $ -
Richmond Station Multi-family VA MF 104 - - - 104 104 $ -
Townes at Totten Mews (6) DC TH 40 - - - 40 40 $ -
Marrwood East (7) VA SF 35   -   -   -   35   35   $ -
Total 849   345   38   221   254   513    
(1) "SF" means single family home, "TH" means townhouse, "Condo" means condominium, "MF" means multi-family.
(2) Under land option purchase contract, not owned.
(3) 3 of these units are subject to statutory affordable dwelling unit program.
(4) Units are subject to statutory moderately priced dwelling unit program; not considered a separate community.
(5) 18 of these units are subject to statutory moderately priced dwelling unit program.
(6) 5 of these units are subject to statutory affordable dwelling unit program.
(7) 1 of these units is subject to statutory affordable dwelling unit program.
(8) "Backlog" means we have an executed order with a buyer but the settlement did not occur prior to report date.
 

Company:
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.
Christopher Conover, 703-230-1985
Interim Chief Financial Officer
or
Investor Relations:
LHA
Jody Burfening / Harriet Fried, 212-838-3777
hfried@lhai.com

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