Newcastle Investment Corp. (the “Company”)(NYSE:NCT) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a third quarter 2013 common stock dividend of $0.10 per share. This is the first dividend declared by the Board for a full quarter of operations following the Company’s spin-off of New Residential Investment Corp. (“New Residential”) in the middle of the second quarter of 2013.
The third quarter dividend is consistent with the Company’s second quarter dividend of $0.17, which included (i) $0.07 attributable to New Residential operations for the period from the beginning of the second quarter through the spin-off on May 15, 2013 and (ii) $0.10 attributable to the Company for the full quarter. The dividend is payable on October 31, 2013 to shareholders of record on September 30, 2013.
The Board of Directors also declared dividends on the Company's Series B, Series C and Series D preferred stock for the period beginning August 1, 2013 and ending October 31, 2013. The dividends are payable on October 31, 2013 to shareholders of record on September 30, 2013. The Company will pay total 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.
The Company focuses on opportunistically investing in, and actively managing, real estate related assets and primarily invests in two distinct areas: (1) Senior Housing Assets and (2) Real Estate & Other Debt. The Company conducts its operations to qualify as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for federal income tax purposes. The Company is managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm.
Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the offering and intended use of proceeds. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control.
Newcastle can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Newcastle's expectations include, but are not limited to, the risk that market conditions cause downgrades of a significant number of our securities or the recording of additional impairment charges or reductions in shareholders’ equity; the risk that we cannot find additional suitably priced investments; the risk that investments made or committed to be made cannot be financed on the basis and for the term at which we expect; the relationship between yields on assets which are paid off and yields on assets in which such monies can be reinvested; and the relative spreads between the yield on the assets we invest in and the cost and availability of debt and equity financing. Additional risks that are directly related to investments in senior housing include, but are not limited to, the risk that we are dependent on the performance of our operators, the risk that a downturn in the housing market or an overall economic downturn could cause our occupancy rates, revenues and results of operations to decline, the risk that increases in labor costs at our senior housing facilities may have a material adverse effect on us. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect such forward-looking statements, see the sections entitled “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” incorporated by reference in the prospectus supplement from the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Newcastle expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.