Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc.
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/17/2017 12:10:01)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act Of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2017 (May 15, 2017)

 

 

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-32375   20-1164345

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1886 METRO CENTER DR, FOURTH FLOOR

RESTON, VIRGINIA 20190

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (703) 883-1700

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 15, 2017, Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its results for the period ending March 31, 2017. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

99.1    Press Release dated May 15, 2017.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: May 17, 2017

 

COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC.

 

By:  

/s/    Christopher Clemente        

  Christopher Clemente,
  Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

LOGO

Press Release

May 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

 

    Net Income attributable to common stockholders improved to $0.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

 

    Total Revenue Increased 5.8% to $10.3 million.

 

    Homebuilding Revenue Increased 5.7% to $10.1 million from 25 Home Deliveries.

 

    Backlog at March 31, 2017 expanded 47.1% to $23.9 million on 44 Units and has continued to expand in the current period.

Washington, DC/Reston, VA – Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ: CHCI), announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017:

Highlights of First Quarter 2017, as compared to First Quarter 2016:

 

  Net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $(1.8) million, or $(0.55) per diluted share;

 

  Total revenue of $10.3 million, including $10.1 million from 25 home deliveries, as compared to $9.7 million, including $9.5 million from 22 home deliveries;

 

  Backlog of $23.9 million on 44 units, compared to $16.3 million on 38 units;

 

  G&A expense of $1.2 million, as compared to $1.5 million;

 

  Controlled and open community counts of 15 and 12, respectively, as compared to 17 and 10.

 

  The Series B Preferred Stock was exchanged for Series C Preferred Stock, reducing the Company’s cost of capital.

Chairman and CEO, Christopher Clemente commented, “Comstock’s First Quarter 2017 results demonstrate our continued focus and successes in reducing fixed operating expenses and costs of capital while improving bottom line results. Traffic at our projects has improved in quantity and quality this year, generating increases in revenue and backlog, providing visibility to increasing future revenue. Improving market fundamentals and our expanding pipeline gives me reason to be optimistic about our ability to generate improved results during 2017 and beyond.”


COMSTOCK COMMUNITIES NOW OPEN

Comstock currently has 12 communities open for sale in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., including townhomes, condominiums, single-family homes and villas priced from the high $200s to the $900s. For further details on the open communities, see the attached Pipeline Report as of March 31, 2017 and the Form 10-Q filed by the company on May 15, 2017.

COMSTOCK COMMUNITIES COMING SOON

In addition to the 12 communities already open, Comstock has three communities in various stages of planning and development. The communities, located in Maryland and Virginia, include townhomes and single-family homes to be priced from the lower $300s. For further details on the communities in planning, see the attached Pipeline Report as of March 31, 2017 and the Form 10-Q filed by the company on May 15, 2017.

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 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, 2016. 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.

Company:

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

Christopher Conover, 703-230-1985

Chief Financial Officer

or

Investor Relations:

LHA

Jody Burfening / Harriet Fried, 212-838-3777

hfried@lhai.com

Source: Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.


COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

     March 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
 
     (unaudited)        

ASSETS

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 3,702     $ 5,761  

Restricted cash

     1,519       1,238  

Trade receivables

     144       613  

Real estate inventories

     49,438       49,842  

Fixed assets, net

     219       255  

Other assets, net

     1,374       2,112  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 56,396     $ 59,821  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

   $ 6,935     $ 7,721  

Notes payable – secured by real estate inventories, net of deferred financing charges

     26,665       26,927  

Notes payable – due to affiliates, unsecured, net of discount and deferred financing charges

     15,944       15,866  

Notes payable – unsecured, net of deferred financing charges

     959       911  

Income taxes payable

     19       19  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

     50,522       51,444  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)

    

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

    

Series C preferred stock $0.01 par value, 3,000,000 shares authorized, 772,210 and 0 shares issued and liquidation preference of $3,861 and $0 at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively

   $ 588     $ —    

Series B preferred stock $0.01 par value, 3,000,000 shares authorized, 0 and 841,848 shares issued and liquidation preference of $0 and $4,209 at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively

     —         1,280  

Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 11,038,071 shares authorized, 3,050,746 and 3,035,922 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

     177,012       176,251  

Treasury stock, at cost (85,570 shares Class A common stock)

     (2,662     (2,662

Accumulated deficit

     (185,425     (184,778
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. DEFICIT

     (10,453     (9,875

Non-controlling interests

     16,327       18,252  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY

     5,874       8,377  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   $ 56,396     $ 59,821  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 


COMSTOCK HOLDING COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2017     2016  

Revenues

    

Revenue – homebuilding

   $ 10,064     $   9,523  

Revenue – other

     204       183  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenue

     10,268       9,706  

Expenses

    

Cost of sales – homebuilding

     9,101       8,645  

Cost of sales – other

     224       91  

Sales and marketing

     381       483  

General and administrative

     1,246       1,542  

Interest and real estate tax expense

     —         216  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating loss

     (684     (1,271

Other income, net

     20       8  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss before income tax expense

     (664     (1,263

Income tax expense

     —         (25
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

     (664     (1,288

Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interests

     (17     436  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

     (647     (1,724

Paid-in-kind dividends on Series B Preferred Stock

     78       86  

Extinguishment of Series B Preferred Stock

     (1,011     —    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

   $ 286     $ (1,810
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic net income (loss) per share

   $ 0.09     $ (0.55

Diluted net income (loss) per share

   $ 0.08     $ (0.55

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

     3,343       3,304  

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

     3,373       3,304  


     Pipeline Report as of March 31, 2017  

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        38        —          —          —          —        $ 747  

Townes at the Hampshires (3)

   DC    TH      73        73        —          —          —          —        $ 551  

Estates at Falls Grove

   VA    SF      19        18        —          1        —          1      $ 543  

Townes at Falls Grove

   VA    TH      110        92        9        9        —          18      $ 303  

Townes at Shady Grove Metro

   MD    TH      36        27        —          9        —          9      $ 583  

Townes at Shady Grove Metro (4)

   MD    SF      3        3        —          —          —          —        $ —    

Momentum | Shady Grove Metro (5)

   MD    Condo      110        —          —          110        —          110      $ —    

Estates at Emerald Farms

   MD    SF      84        82        2        —          —          2      $ 426  

Townes at Maxwell Square

   MD    TH      45        45        —          —          —          —        $ 421  

Townes at Hallcrest

   VA    TH      42        42        —          —          —          —        $ 465  

Estates at Leeland

   VA    SF      24        6        6        12        —          18      $ 446  

Villas | Preserve at Two Rivers 28’

   MD    TH      6        5        1        —          —          1      $ 458  

Villas | Preserve at Two Rivers 32’

   MD    TH      10        9        1        —          —          1      $ 504  

Marrwood East (7)

   VA    SF      35        2        17        16        —          33      $ 641  

Townes at Totten Mews (6)

   DC    TH      40        —          3        37        —          40      $ 627  

The Towns at 1333

   VA    TH      18        —          1        17        —          18      $ 995  

The Woods at Spring Ridge

   MD    SF      21        —          4        17        —          21      $ 644  

Solomons Choice

   MD    SF      56        —          —          56        —          56      $ —    

Townes at Richmond Station

   VA    TH      104        —          —          —          104        104      $ —    

Condominiums at Richmond Station

   VA    MF      54        —          —          —          54        54      $ —    
        

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

           928        442        44        284        158        486     
        

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(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) 16 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.