Comstock Holding Companies Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

May 29, 2020
Revenue Growth Driven by Asset Management and Real Estate Related Services

WASHINGTON and RESTON, Va., May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 28, 2020, Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ: CHCI) (the “Company”), announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

Highlights of First Quarter 2020, as compared to First Quarter 2019:

  • Total revenue increased by 43% to $7.0 million during the first quarter 2020, as compared to $4.9 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Revenue from asset management operations increased by 31% to $5.4 million during the first quarter 2020, as compared to $4.2 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Revenue from real estate services increased by 110% to $1.5 million during the first quarter 2020, compared to $0.7 million during the same period of the prior year.
  • Operating income of $0.2 million resulting in approximately break-even net income during the first quarter 2020, as compared to $0.4 million operating income and $0.1 million net income during the same period of the prior year.
  • Assets under management (“AUM”) increased during the first quarter 2020 as a result of the addition of an approximately 140,000 square foot office building to the Anchor Portfolio.
  • The Company secured a $10 million revolving capital line of credit, with a portion of the proceeds used shortly after the end of the first quarter to retire 100% of the Company’s 10% corporate debt obligation scheduled to mature in 2020, while enhancing the Company’s ability to pursue strategic acquisitions and new revenue opportunities.

“In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Comstock has taken multiple steps in an effort to ensure the safety of our workforce, construction subcontractors, residential and commercial tenants, and visitors to all of the properties that Comstock develops and manages,” said Christopher Clemente, Chairman and CEO of Comstock Holding Companies Inc. “In addition to implementing several safety protocols recommended by the CDC, we have also expanded service offerings of our subsidiary, Comstock Environmental Services, LLC, to include Covid-19 emergency response and remediation services. While the long-term impacts of the pandemic on real estate are still unclear, the financial performance of our AUM properties to date and the stability provided by long-term agreements related to our Anchor Portfolio, gives me confidence that Comstock is well positioned to continue expanding its assets under management, increasing revenue, and delivering positive results. I look forward to speaking directly to our shareholders at our June 17th annual meeting and to reporting on our continued progress in future periods.”

About Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) is a real estate development, asset management and real estate services company that has designed, developed, constructed and managed several thousand residential units and millions of square feet of residential and mixed-use projects throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan market since 1985. In 2019, Comstock completed the disposition of its for-sale homebuilding operation to focus exclusively on commercial real estate investment, development, asset management and real estate related services. Anchoring CHCI’s transition is a long-term asset management agreement covering two of the largest transit-oriented, mixed-use developments in the Washington, D.C. area; Reston Station, a nearly 5 million square foot transit-oriented and mixed-use development in Reston, Virginia, and Loudoun Station, a nearly 2.5 million square foot transit-oriented, mixed-use development in Ashburn, Virginia, and additional development assets. Comstock has significant experience with entitling, designing, developing, and managing a diverse range of properties including apartments, condominiums, mixed-use (residential and commercial) properties, large-scale commercial parking garages and infrastructure projects.

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CHCI. For more information, visit

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release may include "forward-looking" statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect," "will," "should," "seeks" or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based largely on our expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Any number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning important risk factors and uncertainties can be found under the heading "Risk Factors" in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Comstock specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.
Christopher Guthrie, 703-230-1292
Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.


(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

    March   31,
    December   31,
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 7,180     $ 3,511  
Trade receivables     1,510       1,886  
Trade receivables - related parties     3,336       3,644  
Prepaid and other assets, net     408       274  
Total current assets     12,434       9,315  
Equity method investments at fair value     8,230       8,421  
Fixed assets, net     239       278  
Goodwill     1,702       1,702  
Intangible assets, net     86       103  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     99       114  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 22,790     $ 19,933  
Current liabilities:                
Accrued personnel costs   $ 458     $ 2,916  
Accounts payable     593       1,438  
Accrued liabilities     601       166  
Short term notes payable - due to affiliates, net of discount     5,730       5,706  
Short term operating lease liabilities     49        
Short term notes payable     104       77  
Total current liabilities     7,535       10,303  
Long term notes payable - due to affiliates     5,500        
Long term notes payable - net of deferred financing charges     1,158       1,212  
Long term operating lease liabilities, net of current portion     50       61  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     14,243       11,576  
Commitments and contingencies                
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Series C preferred stock $0.01 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 3,440,690 issued and outstanding and liquidation preference of $17,203 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019   $ 6,765     $ 6,765  
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 59,779,750 shares authorized, 7,897,100 and 7,849,756 issued, and 7,811,530 and 7,764,186 outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively     79       78  
Class B common stock, $0.01 par value, 220,250 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019     2       2  
Additional paid-in capital     199,573       199,372  
Treasury stock, at cost (85,570 shares Class A common stock)     (2,662 )     (2,662 )
Accumulated deficit     (195,210 )     (195,198 )


(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

    Three Months Ended March   31,  
    2020     2019  
Revenue—asset management   $ 5,435     $ 4,154  
Revenue—real estate services     1,531       728  
Total revenue     6,966       4,882  
Direct costs - asset management     4,632       3,667  
Direct costs - real estate services     1,381       494  
General and administrative     598       304  
Selling and Marketing     164        
Operating income     191       417  
Other income, net     9       57  
Interest expense     (164 )     (18 )
Loss on equity method investments carried at fair value     (47 )      
(Loss) income before income tax expense     (11 )     456  
Income tax expense     1        
Net (loss) income from continuing operations     (12 )     456  
Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax           (371 )
Net (loss) income     (12 )     85  
(Loss) income per share from continuing operations                
Basic net income per share   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.12  
Diluted net income per share   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.12  
Loss per share from discontinued operations                
Basic net loss per share         $ (0.10 )
Diluted net loss per share         $ (0.10 )
Basic weighted average shares outstanding     8,003       3,850  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (continuing operations)     8,003       3,965  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (discontinued operations)           3,850  

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