Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc.
Nov 16, 2015
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Comstock Holding Companies Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results

2015 Backlog Revenue Up 84% to $29.2 Million from $15.9 Million in Same Period 2014
New Order Backlog Up 90% to 59 from 31 units in Same Period 2014
Pipeline of Controlled Land Inventory Increases to 876 Lots at September 30, 2015

WASHINGTON & RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ: CHCI), today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

 
        Three Months Ended September 30,      

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2015     2014 2015     2014
Revenues
Revenue—homebuilding $ 12,043 $ 18,225 $ 34,168 $ 37,713
Revenue—other   245     142     1,001     408  
Total revenue 12,288 18,367 35,169 38,121
 
Operating loss (1,015 ) 1,022 (2,744 ) (426 )
Net loss (1,023 ) 991 (1,965 ) (521 )
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   68     1,150     877     2,881  
Net loss attributable to Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. $ (1,091 ) $ (159 ) $ (2,842 ) $ (3,402 )
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share $ (0.33 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.90 ) $ (1.13 )
 
Supplemental data
Unit deliveries 24 35 70 82
Backlog units 59 31 59 31
Backlog revenue $ 29,171 $ 15,896 $ 29,171 $ 15,896
Controlled communities (1) 19 17 19 17
Open communities 10 7 10 7
Pipeline units under control (1) 876 831 876 831
 
(1) Includes communities and units under land option purchase contract, not owned.

Business Commentary

Chairman and CEO Christopher Clemente commented: "Changes to our product and systems, as well as operational enhancements over the past year are beginning to have a positive impact. However, our focus on customer satisfaction impacted the timing of delivery of certain units at some communities during the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Overall, we are pleased with the progress made this year and we continue to focus on restoring profitability. We remain excited about the prospects for 2016."

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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 residential 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, 2014. 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)

 
          September 30, 2015       December 31, 2014
ASSETS (unaudited) (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,761 $ 7,498
Restricted cash 2,488 1,779
Trade receivables 519 110
Real estate inventories 49,145 40,889
Property, plant and equipment, net 454 395
Other assets   5,185     5,696  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 59,552   $ 56,367  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 10,107 $ 8,538
Notes payable - secured by real estate inventories 27,243 28,379
Notes payable - due to affiliates, unsecured, net of discount 17,959 15,488
Notes payable - unsecured 1,724 2,064
Income taxes payable   -     43  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   57,033     54,512  
 
Commitments and contingencies - -
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 11,038,071 shares authorized, 2,976,000
and 2,696,014 issued and outstanding, respectively 30 27
Class B common stock, $0.01 par value, 390,500 shares authorized, issued and outstanding 4 4
Additional paid-in capital 173,044 171,639
Treasury stock, at cost (85,570 and 60,947 shares Class A common stock, respectively) (2,662 ) (2,583 )
Accumulated deficit   (174,060 )   (171,218 )
TOTAL COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. DEFICIT (3,644 ) (2,131 )
Non-controlling interests   6,163     3,986  
TOTAL EQUITY   2,519     1,855  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 59,552   $ 56,367  
 
 

COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 
          Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,
2015     2014 2015     2014
Revenues (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Revenue—homebuilding $ 12,043 $ 18,225 $ 34,168 $ 37,713
Revenue—other   245     142     1,001     408  
Total revenue 12,288 18,367 35,169 38,121
 
Expenses
Cost of sales—homebuilding 10,749 15,021 29,933 30,736
Cost of sales—other 103 80 456 258
Sales and marketing 498 600 1,412 1,697
General and administrative 1,853 1,626 5,686 5,833
Interest and real estate tax expense   100     18     426     23  
Operating (loss) income (1,015 ) 1,022 (2,744 ) (426 )
Other income, net   28     106     802     173  
(Loss) income before income tax expense (987 ) 1,128 (1,942 ) (253 )
Income tax expense   (36 )   (137 )   (23 )   (268 )
Net (loss) income (1,023 ) 991 (1,965 ) (521 )
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   68     1,150     877     2,881  
Net loss attributable to Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. $ (1,091 ) $ (159 ) $ (2,842 ) $ (3,402 )
 
Basic net loss per share $ (0.33 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.90 ) $ (1.13 )
Diluted net loss per share $ (0.33 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.90 ) $ (1.13 )
 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 3,284 3,021 3,166 3,008
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 3,284 3,021 3,166 3,008
 
 
        Pipeline Report as of September 30, 2015
Project         State    

Product

Type (1)

   

Estimated

Units at

Completion

   

Units

Settled

    Backlog (7)    

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     35     2     1     -     3     $ 746
Townes at the Hampshires (3) DC TH 73 49 17 7 - 24 $ 558
Estates at Falls Grove VA SF 19 7 4 8 - 12 $ 537
Townes at Falls Grove VA TH 110 50 5 55 - 60 $ 301
Townes at Shady Grove Metro MD TH 36 23 4 9 - 13 $ 593
Townes at Shady Grove Metro (4) MD SF 3 - - 3 - 3 $ -
Momentum | Shady Grove Metro (5) MD Condo 117 - - 117 - 117 $ -
Estates at Emerald Farms MD SF 84 78 - 6 - 6 $ -
Townes at Maxwell Square MD TH 45 24 12 9 - 21 $ 420
Townes at Hallcrest VA TH 42 4 2 36 - 38 $ 477
Estates at Leeland VA SF 24 - - 24 - 24 $ -
Villas | Preserve at Two Rivers 28' MD TH 66 - 3 4 59 66 $ 457
Villas | Preserve at Two Rivers 32' MD TH 54 - 10 4 40 54 $ 505
Villas at New Design Road MD TH 78 - - - 78 78 $ -
Estates at Popkins Lane VA SF 12 - - - 12 12 $ -
Townes at Richmond Station VA TH 70 - - - 70 70 $ -
Richmond Station Multi-family VA MF 103 - - - 103 103 $ -
Townes at Totten Mews VA TH 37 - - - 37 37 $ -
The Estates at Stone Ridge (6) VA SF 35 - - - 35 35 $ -
River Creek Village VA SF 100     -     -     -     100     100     $ -
Total 1,146     270     59     283     534     876      
 
(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) 1 of these units is subject to statutory affordable dwelling unit program.
(7) "Backlog" means we have an executed order with a buyer but the settlement did not occur prior to report date.
 

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Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.
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Chief Financial Officer
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