Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
– Quarterly GAAP Earnings of $0.15 and Distributable Earnings (DE) of $0.49 per Diluted Share
– Undepreciated Book Value Per Share of $21.15
– Originated or Acquired $652 Million of Assets in the Quarter and $1.5 Billion Year-To-Date
– Received Repayments of $1.1 Billion in the Quarter and $2.9 Billion Year-To-Date
– Repaid $300 Million of Senior Notes at Maturity Subsequent to Quarter End
– Paid Dividend of $0.48 per Share
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) today announced operating results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023. The Company’s third quarter 2023 GAAP net income was $47.4 million, and Distributable Earnings (a non-GAAP financial measure) was $158.4 million.
“With the U.S. regional and money center banks having dramatically reduced their real estate lending activities, the lending markets today present tremendous return opportunities. In contrast to many of our public peers, we have actually been deploying capital, with $2.7 billion of new investments over the last twelve months. We have been extremely selective in doing so until both the level of interest rates and the trajectory of the economy become more transparent. Nonetheless, we are positioned to perform. Our significant current liquidity, our lower leveraged balance sheet, and our diversified business model, position STWD to immediately capitalize on these credit conditions as the windshield clears. With the opportunity set before us, and what we feel will be a more permanent lack of capital from traditional lending sources, STWD is positioned to become one of the leading private credit alternative firms for real estate and infrastructure lending in the world,” commented Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Property Trust.
“We again demonstrated our access to capital in the most difficult markets, raising $381 million of convertible notes. With near record levels of liquidity and access to significant additional capital sources, we are very well positioned for this environment,” added Jeffrey DiModica, President of Starwood Property Trust.
The Company has published supplemental earnings schedules on its website in order to provide additional disclosure and financial information for the benefit of the Company’s stakeholders. Specifically, these materials can be found on the Company’s website in the Investor Relations section under “Quarterly Results” at www.starwoodpropertytrust.com.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
The Company will host a live webcast and conference call on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to a live broadcast, access the site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast is available at www.starwoodpropertytrust.com in the Investor Relations section of the website. The Company encourages use of the webcast due to potential extended wait times to access the conference call via dial-in.
To Participate via Telephone Conference Call:
Dial in at least 15 minutes prior to start time.
Conference Call Playback:
The playback can be accessed through November 22, 2023.
About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is a leading diversified finance company with a core focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors. As of September 30, 2023, the Company has successfully deployed over $95 billion of capital since inception and manages a portfolio of over $27 billion across debt and equity investments. Starwood Property Trust’s investment objective is to generate attractive and stable returns for shareholders, primarily through dividends, by leveraging a premiere global organization to identify and execute on the best risk adjusted returning investments across its target assets. Additional information can be found at www.starwoodpropertytrust.com.
Statements in this press release which are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are developed by combining currently available information with our beliefs and assumptions and are generally identified by the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate” and other similar expressions. Although Starwood Property Trust, Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include, but are not limited to, completion of pending investments and financings, continued ability to acquire additional investments, competition within the finance and real estate industries, availability of financing, the severity and duration of economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic (including the variants and resurgences) and other risks detailed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.
In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurances that the results referred to in the forward-looking statements contained herein will in fact occur. Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, we undertake no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any such obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events, changes to future results over time or otherwise.
Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.starwoodpropertytrust.com.
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