Emergent Capital, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

Company Reports Book Value of $0.37 per Share

BOCA RATON, FL / ACCESSWIRE / July 9, 2020 / Emergent Capital, Inc. (OTCQX:EMGC) ("Emergent" or the "Company"), today reported its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 and Recent Highlights

  • Total income from continuing operations was $9.1 million as compared to a loss of $18.8 million in the prior year quarter;
  • Net income from continuing operations was $4.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $25.9 million, or $0.16 loss per diluted share in the prior year quarter;
  • Emergent's 27.5% equity investment in White Eagle Portfolio had 11 policies maturity with a face value of approximately $43.2 million, gain on maturity of $24.7 million, and average age at maturity of 88.6 years with an average remaining LE of 50 months or 4.2 years;
  • White Eagle Portfolio to date during the third quarter of 2020, has had five policies maturity totaling $12.5 million through July 9, 2020.

White Eagle Portfolio Highlights

  Three Months Ended May 31, 2020 
  (dollars in thousands) 
Life insurance policies  513 
Face value of life settlements $2,410,376 
Average age of insured  85.7 
Average life expectancy of insured  6.7 
Average death benefit per policy $4,699 
Average annual premium per policy $203 
Average monthly premium per policy $16.9 
     

"Our investment assets performed well in the second quarter as we continue to evaluate how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the overall portfolio," said Pat Curry, Emergent's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We had 11 policies maturity during the second quarter that yielded an aggregate benefit of $43.2 million, and thus far, our third quarter for 2020, which ends August 31st, has yielded five policy maturities totaling $12.5 million. Our portfolio is highly concentrated geographically, with the last known location of more than 60% of insureds believed to be in New York, California and Florida, the three states that have produced the highest number of confirmed COVID cases to date."

Three Months Ended May 31, 2020 Financial Results Summary

  • Income from continuing operations was $9.1 million, an increase of $27.9 million from the prior year quarter, primarily driven by:
    • $2.0 million distribution from the investment in the limited partnership;
    • $7.0 million change in the fair value of the investment limited partnership excluding distribution; and
    • $18.8 million reduction in change in fair value loss of deconsolidated subsidiaries included in prior year quarter
  • Total expense from continuing operations was $4.4 million, a slight increase of $553,000 from the prior year quarter, primarily due to:
    • $855,000 increase in SG&A expenses attributable increase in professional fees, insurance and personnel costs offset by a decrease in legal fees.
  • Net income from continuing operations of $4.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $25.9 million, or $0.16 loss per diluted share for the three months ended May 31, 2019.

Six Months Ended May 31, 2020 Financial Results Summary

  • Total income from continuing operations was $27.9 million as compared to a loss of $52.7 million in the prior year;
  • Net income from continuing operations was $17.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $63.3 million, or $0.40 loss per diluted share in the prior year;
  • Emergent's 27.5% equity investment in White Eagle Portfolio had 20 policies maturity with a face value of approximately $90.1 million, gain on maturity of $48.4 million, weighted average age at maturity of 88.5 years with an average remaining LE of 46 months or 3.9 years;
  • Income from continuing operations was $27.9 million, an increase of $80.6 million from the prior year, primarily driven by:
    • $11.4 million net proceeds from the Sun Life settlement;
    • $4.0 million distribution from the investment in the limited partnership;
    • $12.4 million change in the fair value of the investment limited partnership excluding distribution; and
    • $52.8 million reduction in change in fair value loss of deconsolidated subsidiaries included in prior year
  • Total expense from continuing operations was $8.3 million, an increase of $891,000 from the prior year, primarily due to:
    • $2.8 million gain on extinguishment of the Convertible Notes; and
    • $4.4 million increase in SG&A expenses attributable in part to one time executive retention agreements and legal and professional fees.

The Company had 158,655,140 shares of common stock outstanding, treasury shares of 608,000 and an undiluted book value of $0.37 per share at May 31, 2020.

Investment in Limited Partnership Quarterly Highlights:

  • For the second quarter of fiscal 2020, Emergent's 27.5% equity investment in White Eagle resulted in a fair value of approximately $150.2 million; 
  • The portfolio experienced 11 policy maturities with aggregate face value of approximately $43.2 million, gain on maturity of $24.7 million, weighted average age of 88.6 years and weighted average remaining life expectancy of 4.2 years. The ratio of realized gain to face value was approximately 57%;
  • Approximately $10.0 million in maturity proceeds was distributed to the Class A Partner to satisfy the Class A minimum return from the collection account; 
  • The premium/expense reserve account received approximately $46.1 million from the collection account coming from maturity proceeds collected;
  • Approximately $28.7 million was distributed from the premium/expense reserve as follows:
    • $25.0 million was utilized to pay premiums;
    • $1.8 million was used to pay facility-related expenses; and
    • $2.0 million was utilized for distribution to Emergent to satisfy the requirement of the Class B monthly distribution.

Investment in Limited Partnership Six Months Ended May 31, 2020

  • The portfolio experienced 20 policy maturities with aggregate face value of approximately $90.1 million, gain on maturity of $48.4 million, weighted average age of 88.5 years and weighted average remaining life expectancy of 3.9 years. The ratio of realized gain to face value was approximately 54%;
  • The premium/expense reserve account received approximately $73.0 million from the collection account coming from maturity proceeds collected;
  • Approximately $55.0 million was distributed from the premium/expense reserve as follows:
    • $47.4 million was utilized to pay premiums;
    • $3.5 million was used to pay facility-related expenses; and
    • $4.0 million was utilized for distribution to Emergent to satisfy the requirement of the Class B monthly distribution.

About Emergent Capital, Inc.

Emergent (OTCQX:EMGC) is a specialty finance company that invests in life settlements. More information about Emergent can be found at www.emergentcapital.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of Emergent Capital, Inc. and its subsidiary companies. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although Emergent believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required under the securities laws, Emergent does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

Company Contact:

Investor Relations
Rob Fink
FNK IR
646.809.4048
IR@emergentcapital.com
www.emergentcapital.com

Emergent Capital, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

  Three Months Ended May 31,  Three Months Ended May 31,  Six Months Ended May 31,  Six Months Ended May 31, 
  2020  2019  2020  2019 
  (in thousands, except share and per share data) 
Income         
Change in fair value of life settlements $-  $4  $-  $6 
Change in fair value of investment in limited partnership, net of distributions  9,000   -   16,351   - 
Change in fair value of investment in deconsolidated subsidiaries  -   (18,804)  -   (52,769)
Gain on life settlements, net  -   -   743   - 
Other income  101   46   10,817   93 
Total income (loss)  9,101   (18,754)  27,911   (52,670)
Expenses                
Interest expense  2,473   2,775   4,867   5,538 
Extinguishment of debt  -   -   (2,815)  - 
Personnel costs  435   138   2,389   307 
Legal fees  203   725   1,112   720 
Professional fees  559   (57)  1,416   278 
Insurance  524   217   841   396 
Other selling, general and administrative expenses  255   98   520   200 
Total expenses (income)  4,449   3,896   8,330   7,439 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes  4,652   (22,650)  19,581   (60,109)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  -   3,218   2,428   3,218 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $4,652  $(25,868) $17,153  $(63,327)
Discontinued Operations:                
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes  10   (16)  (53)  (33)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  -   -   -   - 
Net income (loss)from discontinued operations  10   (16)  (53)  (33)
Net income (loss) $4,662  $(25,884) $17,100  $(63,360)
Income (loss) per share:                
Basic income (loss) per share                
Continuing operations $0.03  $(0.16) $0.11  $(0.40)
Discontinued operations $-  $-  $-  $- 
Net income (loss) - basic $0.03  $(0.16) $0.11  $(0.40)
Diluted (loss) income per share                
Continuing operations $0.02  $(0.16) $0.09  $(0.40)
Discontinued operations $-  $-  $-  $- 
Net income (loss) - diluted $0.02  $(0.16) $0.09  $(0.40)
Weighted average shares outstanding:                
Basic  157,648,168   156,960,046   157,608,707   156,939,797 
Diluted  175,581,286   156,960,046   204,522,043   156,939,797 
                 

Emergent Capital, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

   May 31,
2020
    November 30, 2019* 
   (Unaudited)      
   (In thousands except share data) 
ASSETS         
Assets         
Cash and cash equivalents  21,284    24,283 
Certificates of deposit    515      511 
Prepaid expenses and other assets    1,674      377 
Operating lease asset    72      - 
Deposits - other    1,377      1,377 
Life settlements, at estimated fair value    -      1,297 
Fixed assets, net    -      18 
Investment in limited partnership, at estimated fair value    150,200      137,849 
Total assets  175,122    165,712 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY               
Liabilities               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  951    1,651 
Other liabilities    40      86 
Operating lease liability    66      - 
Interest payable - 5.0% Convertible Notes    1,007      1,116 
5.0% Convertible Notes, net of discount and deferred debt costs    64,097      71,022 
Interest payable - 8.5% Senior Secured Notes    865      854 
8.5% Senior Secured Notes, net of deferred debt costs    46,207      45,675 
Current tax liability    2,623      3,195 
Total liabilities    115,856      123,599 
Commitments and Contingencies               
Stockholders' Equity               
Common stock (par value $0.01 per share, 415,000,000 authorized at May 31,2020 and November 30, 2019; 159,263,140 issued and 158,655,140 outstanding as of May 31, 2020; 158,365,275 issued and 157,757,275 outstanding as of November 30, 2019)    1,593      1,584 
Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share, 40,000,000 authorized; 0 issued and outstanding as of May 31, 2020 and November 30, 2019)    -      - 
Treasury Stock, net of issuance cost (608,000 shares as of May 31, 2020 and November 30, 2019)    (2,534)    (2,534)
Additional paid-in-capital    334,620      334,576 
Accumulated deficit    (274,413)    (291,513)
Total stockholders' equity    59,266      42,113 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  175,122    165,712 
         

* Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

SOURCE: Emergent Capital, Inc.



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