Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. Provides Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Post-Quarter End Business Update

NEW YORK--()--Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT), a commercial real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on directly originating, investing in and managing senior floating rate commercial mortgage loans and other debt and debt-like commercial real estate investments, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 and provided an update on its activities subsequent to quarter-end. A presentation containing second quarter 2017 highlights and an investment update can be viewed at www.gpmortgagetrust.com.

Summary

  • Completed initial public offering (“IPO”) on June 28, 2017, raising net proceeds of $181.9 million, resulting in an equity base of $832.4 million.
  • Acquired a portfolio of commercial real estate debt investments with an aggregate carrying value of approximately $1.8 billion from Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO) in exchange for approximately 33.1 million shares of Granite Point common stock, concurrent with the closing of the IPO.
  • Reported book value of $19.25 per common share at June 30, 2017.
  • Originated 6 senior floating rate commercial real estate loans representing aggregate loan amounts, including future fundings, of approximately $272.1 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
  • Funded $238.7 million of principal balance of loans during the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Activity Post Quarter-End

  • Generated a pipeline of senior floating rate commercial real estate loans representing aggregate loan amounts, including any future fundings, of approximately $320 million, which have either closed or are in the closing process, subject to fallout, as of July 31, 2017.
  • Increased the maximum borrowing capacity under the Wells Fargo credit facility by approximately $97 million, for a total maximum borrowing capacity of approximately $473 million.

GRANITE POINT MORTGAGE TRUST INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

   
June 30, December 31,
2017 2016
ASSETS (unaudited)
Loans held-for-investment $ 1,739,253 $ 1,364,291
Available-for-sale securities, at fair value 12,782 12,686
Held-to-maturity securities 43,496 48,252
Cash and cash equivalents 249,118 56,019
Restricted cash 2,357 260
Accrued interest receivable 4,933 3,745
Due from counterparties 361 249
Income taxes receivable 8 5
Accounts receivable 10,495 7,735
Deferred debt issuance costs 9,186   2,365  
Total Assets $ 2,071,989   $ 1,495,607  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Liabilities
Repurchase agreements $ 640,124 $ 451,167
Note payable to affiliate 592,280 593,632
Accrued interest payable 1,031 655
Unearned interest income 114 143
Other payables to affiliates 1,757 21,460
Dividends payable
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 3,285   559  
Total Liabilities 1,238,591 1,067,616
10% cumulative redeemable preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized and 1,000 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 1,000
Stockholders’ Equity
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 450,000,000 shares authorized and 43,234,205 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 432
Additional paid-in capital 828,836 392,608
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (16 ) (112 )
Cumulative earnings 3,146   35,495  
Total Stockholders’ Equity 832,398   427,991  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 2,071,989   $ 1,495,607  
 

GRANITE POINT MORTGAGE TRUST INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands, except share data)

   
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Interest income: (unaudited) (unaudited)
Loans held-for-investment $ 24,920 $ 12,238 $ 47,558 $ 22,129
Available-for-sale securities 256 248 502 516
Held-to-maturity securities 920 1,062 1,852 2,243
Cash and cash equivalents   4     2     6     3  
Total interest income 26,100 13,550 49,918 24,891
Interest expense   7,773     2,576     13,879     4,028  
Net interest income 18,327 10,974 36,039 20,863
Other income:
Ancillary fee income       21         26  
Total other income 21 26
Expenses:
Management fees 1,925 1,640 3,587 3,409
Servicing expenses 307 122 629 227
General and administrative expenses   1,900     1,396     4,173     3,483  
Total expenses   4,132     3,158     8,389     7,119  
Income before income taxes 14,195 7,837 27,650 13,770
Benefit from income taxes   (2 )   (1 )   (1 )   (7 )
Net income $ 14,197   $ 7,838   $ 27,651   $ 13,777  
Basic and diluted earnings per weighted average common share(1) $   $   $   $  
Dividends declared per common share $   $   $   $  
Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding   43,234,205         43,234,205      
 
Comprehensive income:
Net income $ 14,197 $ 7,838 $ 27,651 $ 13,777
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities   16     63     96     (192 )
Other comprehensive income (loss)   16     63     96     (192 )
Comprehensive income $ 14,213   $ 7,901   $ 27,747   $ 13,585  
 
(1)   The Company has calculated earnings per share only for the period common stock was outstanding, referred to as the post-formation period. The Company has defined the post-formation period to be the period from the date the Company commenced operations as a publicly traded company on June 28, 2017 through June 30, 2017, or three days of activity. Earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net income for the post-formation period by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the post-formation period.

About Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. is a Maryland corporation focused on directly originating, investing in and managing senior floating rate commercial mortgage loans and other debt and debt-like commercial real estate investments. Granite Point intends to elect and qualify to be taxed as a REIT. Granite Point is headquartered in New York, New York, and is externally managed by Pine River Capital Management L.P. Additional information is available at www.gpmortgagetrust.com.

Granite Point is a majority owned subsidiary of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO) (“Two Harbors”), as a result of a formation transaction with Two Harbors pursuant to which Granite Point acquired from Two Harbors its portfolio of commercial real estate assets. In exchange, Granite Point issued Two Harbors approximately 33.1 million shares of common stock, representing approximately 76.5% of outstanding common stock. Following the expiration of a 120-day lock-up period following the closing of Granite Point’s initial public offering, Two Harbors intends to make a distribution of these shares by means of a special pro rata dividend to Two Harbors’ common stockholders.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Contacts

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
Investors:
Marcin Urbaszek, 212-364-3718
Chief Financial Officer
marcin.urbaszek@prcm.com

Release Summary

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. Provides Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Post-Quarter End Business Update

Contacts

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
Investors:
Marcin Urbaszek, 212-364-3718
Chief Financial Officer
marcin.urbaszek@prcm.com