TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. (NYSE:TRTX) (TRTX or the Company) reported its operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. For the third quarter of 2018 GAAP net income was $26.8 million, earnings per diluted common share was $0.42, and book value per common share at September 30, 2018 was $19.78.
THIRD QUARTER 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
— Generated GAAP net income of $26.8 million, or $0.42 per diluted common share, based on a weighted average share count of 64.3 million common shares, an increase of 4.1 million common shares (6.8%) due to the Companys August 2018 underwritten public offering of common stock
— Closed seven new loan commitments totaling $709.5 million, with an average loan size of $101.4 million, an initial unpaid principal balance of $585.9 million, a weighted average credit spread of 403 bps, and a weighted average loan-to-value of 60.6%
— Raised $138.7 million of equity capital in an underwritten public offering through the sale of 7 million shares of common stock at $19.82 per common share
— Declared cash dividends of $28.9 million, or $0.43 per common share, representing an 8.6% annualized dividend yield based on the quarter end closing share price of $20.02
Greta Guggenheim, Chief Executive Officer, stated: Strong third quarter production volume of $710 million lifted year-to-date originations to $1.9 billion, comparable to our full-year 2017 production. On August 10, we raised $139 million of common equity to drive future asset growth. Our continued focus on credit and high quality earnings leaves TRTX well-positioned to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns to our shareholders.
The Company issued a supplemental presentation detailing its third quarter 2018 operating results, which can be viewed at http://investors.tpgrefinance.com/.
CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to review its financial results with investors and other interested parties at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The call will be hosted by Greta Guggenheim, Chief Executive Officer, and Bob Foley, Chief Financial and Risk Officer. To participate in the conference call, callers from the United States and Canada should dial +1-877-407-9716, and international callers should dial +1-201-493-6779, ten minutes prior to the scheduled call time. The webcast may also be accessed live by visiting the Companys investor relations website at http://investors.tpgrefinance.com/event.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. To access the replay, listeners may use +1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or +1-412-317-6671 (international). The passcode for the replay is 13683606. The recorded replay will be available on the Companys website for one year after the call date.
TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. is a commercial real estate finance company that focuses primarily on originating, acquiring, and managing first mortgage loans and other commercial real estaterelated debt instruments secured by institutional properties located in primary and select secondary markets in the United States. The Company is externally managed by TPG RE Finance Trust Management, L.P., a part of TPG Real Estate, which is the real estate investment platform of TPG. TPG is a global alternative asset firm with a 25-year history and more than $94 billion of assets under management. For more information regarding TRTX, visit www.tpgrefinance.com.
The information contained in this earnings release contains forwardlooking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forwardlooking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, statements relating to the performance of the Companys investments, the Companys ability to originate loans that are in the pipeline and under evaluation by the Company, and financing needs and arrangements. Forwardlooking statements are generally identifiable by use of forwardlooking terminology such as may, will, should, potential, intend, expect, endeavor, seek, anticipate, estimate, believe, could, project, predict, continue or other similar words or expressions. Forwardlooking statements are based on certain assumptions, discuss future expectations, describe existing or future plans and strategies, contain projections of results of operations, liquidity and/or financial condition or state other forwardlooking information. Statements relating to the Companys ability to fund loans that are under signed term sheets, and in closing and originating loans in the pipeline that the Company is evaluating, are forward-looking statements, and the Company cannot assure you that TRTX will close loans that are under signed term sheets and in closing or enter into definitive documents and close any of the loans in the pipeline that the Company is evaluating. The ability of TRTX to predict future events or conditions or their impact or the actual effect of existing or future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Although the Company believes that such forwardlooking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results and performance in the future could differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forwardlooking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forwardlooking statements, which reflect the Companys views only as of the date of this earnings release. Except as required by law, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forwardlooking statements appearing in this earnings release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this earnings release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.