Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRTA), a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), announced results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010.

The Company reported a net loss of approximately $0.6 million or ($0.10) per share and $0.9 million or ($0.14) per share, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 compared with a net loss of approximately $3.2 million or ($0.49) per share and $4.7 million or ($0.72) per share, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.

Interest income from investment in real estate loans was approximately $0.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010, as compared with approximately $0.8 million for the same period in 2009. This decrease in interest income is mainly due to the decrease in our portfolio of performing real estate loans, which declined from 14 loans totaling approximately $12.7 million as of June 30, 2009, to nine loans totaling approximately $8.1 million as of June 30, 2010. Our revenue is dependent upon the balance of our performing loans and the interest earned on these loans. In addition, the weighted average interest rate on our performing loans has decreased from 12.48% as of June 30, 2009 to 10.85% as of June 30, 2010. This decline is a result of current market conditions in the lending industry, the level of non-performing assets in our portfolio and the reduction of interest rates on outstanding loans through Troubled Debt Restructuring.

As of June 30, 2010, the Company had 17 real estate loans outstanding with a balance of approximately $26.3 million, of which eight loans with an aggregate principal amount approximating $18.2 million were considered non-performing. Loans are considered non-performing when, based on current information and events, it is probable that the Company will be unable to collect all amounts due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement or when the payment of interest is 90 days past due. As of June 30, 2010, the Company had commenced foreclosure proceedings with respect to most of the non-performing loans, of which three loans have subsequently been foreclosed upon, including the RightStar loans in Hawaii. In addition, the Company is conducting workout discussions with certain non-performing borrowers; however, no assurance can be given as to whether these discussions will be successful. As of June 30, 2010, we owned six properties that we acquired through foreclosure, compared with 11 properties owned as of December 31, 2009.

As of June 30, 2010, shareholder equity was $3.64 per common share. The Company had on its balance sheet approximately $4.4 million of cash, $16.0 million of investment in real estate loans, net of allowance of $10.3 million, $2.9 million in real estate held for sale and approximately $1.3 million in total liabilities as of June 30, 2010.

About Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc.

Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that invests in commercial real estate loans. As of June 30, 2010, Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc. had assets of approximately $24.9 million. Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc. is managed by Vestin Mortgage, Inc., a significant majority owned subsidiary of Vestin Group, Inc., which is engaged in asset management, real estate lending and other financial services through its subsidiaries. Since 1995, Vestin Mortgage Inc. has facilitated more than $2.0 billion in lending transactions.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the federal securities laws. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions at the time made, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to unpredictable and unanticipated risks, trends and uncertainties, such as the Company’s potential inability to accurately forecast its operating results; the Company’s potential inability to regain profitability or to generate positive cash flow from operations; constraints in the credit markets, the availability of take-out financing for our borrowers; defaults on outstanding loans; unexpected difficulties encountered in pursuing our remedies if a loan is in default; a decline in the value of collateral securing our loans, declining real estate values in the markets we serve and other risks associated with the Company’s business. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.
 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
VESTIN REALTY MORTGAGE I, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
ASSETS
 
  June 30, 2010   December 31, 2009
(Unaudited)
Assets
Cash $ 4,395,000 $ 1,543,000
Investment in marketable securities - related party 304,000 486,000
Interest and other receivables, net of allowance of $21,000 at June 30, 2010 and $5,000 at December 31, 2009 1,041,000 546,000
Notes receivable, net of allowance of $696,000 at June 30, 2010 and $1,174,000 at December 31, 2009 -- --
Real estate held for sale 2,877,000 3,879,000
Investment in real estate loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $10,296,000 at June 30, 2010 and $12,556,000 at December 31, 2009 16,041,000 19,746,000
Other assets 234,000 75,000
 
Total assets $ 24,892,000 $ 26,275,000
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 1,057,000 $ 1,244,000
Due to related parties 90,000 280,000
Note payable 146,000 22,000
Unearned revenue 5,000 --
 
Total liabilities 1,298,000 1,546,000
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued -- --
Treasury stock, at cost, 385,882 shares at June 30, 2010 and 375,875 shares at December 31, 2009 (863,000) (850,000)
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 6,875,066 shares issued and 6,489,184 outstanding at June 30, 2010 and 6,875,066 shares issued and 6,499,191 outstanding at December 31, 2009 1,000 1,000
Additional paid-in capital 62,262,000 62,262,000
Accumulated deficit (37,234,000) (36,294,000)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (572,000) (390,000)
 
Total stockholders' equity 23,594,000 24,729,000
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 24,892,000 $ 26,275,000
 
VESTIN REALTY MORTGAGE I, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
(UNAUDITED)
 
 

For The Three Months Ended
 

For The Six Months Ended
6/30/2010   6/30/2009 6/30/2010   6/30/2009
 
Revenues
Interest income from investment in real estate loans $ 305,000 $ 419,000 $ 627,000 $ 766,000
Recovery of allowance for doubtful notes receivable 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Gain related to pay off of real estate loan, including recovery of allowance for loan loss -- 63,000 -- 63,000
Other income 2,000 3,000 56,000 6,000
Total revenues 317,000 495,000 693,000 845,000
 
Operating expenses
Management fees - related party 69,000 69,000 138,000 138,000
Provision for loan loss 234,000 1,749,000 234,000 2,079,000
Interest expense 2,000 6,000 2,000 6,000
Professional fees 108,000 456,000 524,000 1,009,000
Professional fees - related party 25,000 26,000 57,000 44,000
Loan fees -- 26,000 -- 26,000
Other 130,000 101,000 253,000 219,000
Total operating expenses 568,000 2,433,000 1,208,000 3,521,000
 
Loss from operations (251,000) (1,938,000) (515,000) (2,676,000)
 
Non-operating income (loss)
Interest income from banking institutions -- -- -- 1,000
Settlement expense -- -- -- (107,000)
Total non-operating loss -- -- -- (106,000)
 

Income (loss) from real estate held for sale
Revenue related to real estate held for sale -- 1,000 -- 11,000
Net gain (loss) on sale of real estate held for sale 2,000 (78,000) 23,000 (78,000)
Expenses related to real estate held for sale (48,000) (54,000) (102,000) (92,000)
Write-downs on real estate held for sale (346,000) (1,140,000) (346,000) (1,799,000)
Total loss from real estate held for sale (392,000) (1,271,000) (425,000) (1,958,000)
 
Loss before provision for income taxes (643,000) (3,209,000) (940,000) (4,740,000)
 
Provision for income taxes -- -- -- --
 
NET LOSS $ (643,000) $ (3,209,000) $ (940,000) $ (4,740,000)
 
Basic and diluted loss per weighted average common share $ (0.10) $ (0.49) $ (0.14) $ (0.72)
 
Dividends declared per common share $ -- $ -- $ -- $ --
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding 6,495,210 6,592,953 6,497,189 6,598,270

Copyright Business Wire 2010