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Newcastle Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2012 Results

Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) reported that in the fourth quarter of 2012, income available for common stockholders (“GAAP income”) was $56 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to $19 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011.

GAAP income of $56 million consisted of the following:

Core Earnings:

  • $33 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, which is equal to net interest income and other revenues less expenses excluding depreciation and amortization, net of preferred dividends

Other Income/Loss:

  • $16 million of other income primarily related to an $8 million break-up fee related to the “ResCap” transaction, $3 million related to non-cash mark-to-market gain related to interest rate derivatives in the CDOs, and $3 million related to non-cash mark-to-market gain related to excess MSRs investments
  • $12 million of non-cash mark-to-market net gain on loans held for sale and impairment recorded on investments
  • Less $5 million of depreciation and amortization

The Company generated $35 million of Cash Available for Distribution (“CAD”), compared to $36 million in the third quarter of 2012.

On December 18, 2012, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per common share, or $38 million, for the quarter. The Board of Directors also declared dividends of $0.609375, $0.503125 and $0.523438 per share on the 9.75% Series B, 8.05% Series C and 8.375% Series D preferred stock, respectively, for the period beginning November 1, 2012 and ending January 31, 2013.

As of December 31, 2012, GAAP book value was $5.86 per share, an increase of $0.22 per share from September 30, 2012.

FULL YEAR 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS

In 2012, GAAP income was $429 million, or $2.94 per diluted share, consisted of the following:

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