Comstock Holding Companies Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Asset Management Platform Driving Growth in Revenue, Earnings, and Balance Sheet

Reston, Virginia, UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON, D.C. and RESTON, Va., Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On August 16, 2021, Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ: CHCI) (the “Company”), announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021:

Highlights of Second Quarter 2021:

  • Net income increased by 850% to $11.2 million during the second quarter 2021, as compared to $1.2 million during the same period of the prior year
  • Total revenue increased by 40% to $6.3 million during the second quarter 2021, as compared to $4.5 million during the same period of the prior year
  • Cash and cash equivalents increased to $10.2 million as of June 30, 2021, as compared to $7.0 million as of December 31, 2020
  • The significant increase in net income is attributable in part to deferred tax benefits realized in the current quarter as a result of the Company’s demonstrated ability to generate consistent positive results over the past 3 years since refocusing its operating platform and expectations that current operations will continue to generate future income

Highlights of First Half 2021:

  • Net income increased by 880% to $11.5 million during the first half 2021, as compared to $1.2 million during the same period of the prior year
  • Total revenue increased by 32% to $13.2 million during the first half 2021, as compared to $9.9 million during the same period of the prior year
  • Cash and cash equivalents increased to $10.2 million as of June 30, 2021, as compared to $3.2 million as of June 30, 2020

“Comstock’s results for the second quarter are driven by the strategy we adopted in early 2018 when we transformed our operating platform to focus on commercial real estate development, asset management and related services” said Christopher Clemente, Chairman and CEO of Comstock Holding Companies Inc. “Because of the consistency of our positive results over numerous quarters and the predictability provided by key asset management agreements, in Q2 Comstock met the criteria necessary to recover a portion of its previously discounted tax asset. I look forward to reporting on our continued progress on increasing assets under management and related revenue, and profitability which should result in the realization of additional portions of our tax asset in future periods.”

About Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (“Comstock” or “CHCI”) is a developer, operator, and asset manager of mixed-use and transit-oriented development properties in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where we focus primarily on select high-growth urban and transitioning “sub-urban” markets. We provide a broad range of real estate asset management services, including development and construction management services, leasing and property management services, debt and equity financing origination, and other real estate related services. Comstock’s Anchor Portfolio includes two of the largest transit-oriented, mixed-use developments in the Washington, D.C. area, as detailed in our current Investor Presentation that is available on our website. Our customers primarily include private and institutional owners and investors in the real estate properties that we manage and various governmental bodies that have a vested interest in public-private partnerships responsible for the development of certain properties that we develop and manage. We also co-invest capital with our asset management clients and institutional real estate investors in stabilized office, retail, residential and mixed-use properties, retaining an economic interest while also providing management services to such institutional partnership ventures. Our acquisition of stabilized properties through institutional partnerships, coupled with the ongoing development and management of assets included in our Anchor Portfolio enable the Company to increase its assets under management and realize competitive advantages of scale while growing our revenue and enhancing our overall returns. The Company also provides additional fee-based real estate services, including capital markets, brokerage, and title insurance to properties in the Company’s managed portfolio.

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)

 June 30,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$10,205  $7,032 
Trade receivables26  62 
Trade receivables - related parties3,038  3,568 
Prepaid and other assets265  215 
Current assets held for sale4,100  1,477 
Total current assets17,634  12,354 
Deferred income taxes, net11,310   
Equity method investments at fair value3,652  6,307 
Fixed assets, net188  170 
Operating lease right-of-use assets7,582  7,914 
Long term assets held for sale  1,834 
TOTAL ASSETS$40,366  $28,579 
Current liabilities:   
Accrued personnel costs$1,572  $2,333 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities664  854 
Short term operating lease liabilities592  569 
Short term notes payable48  5 
Current liabilities held for sale2,147  742 
Total current liabilities5,023  4,503 
Long term notes payable - due to affiliates5,500  5,500 
Long term operating lease liabilities, net of current portion7,059  7,361 
TOTAL LIABILITIES$17,582  $17,364 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)   
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 June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020$6,765  $6,765 
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 59,779,750 shares authorized, 8,093,778 and 7,953,729 issued, and 8,008,208 and 7,868,159 outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively81  79 
Class B common stock, $0.01 par value, 220,250 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 20202  2 
Additional paid-in capital200,262  200,147 
Treasury stock, at cost (85,570 shares Class A common stock)(2,662) (2,662)
Accumulated deficit(181,664) (193,116)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
Revenues$6,324  $4,505  $13,164  $9,939 
Operating expenses       
Direct costs5,502  3,213  11,580  7,849 
General and administrative322  390  631  707 
Sales and marketing8  1  18  1 
Operating income492  901  935  1,382 
Interest expense(58) (77) (116) (226)
Other income, net29  28  18  25 
Income from continuing operations before income tax463  852  837  1,181 
Income tax benefit (expense)11,316  (13) 11,314  (14)
Loss on equity method investments carried at fair value(131) (41) (112) (88)
Income from continuing operations11,648  798  12,039  1,079 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes(443) 382  (587) 89 
Net income$11,205  $1,180  $11,452  $1,168 
Income (loss) per share       
Continuing operations$1.42  $0.10  $1.47  $0.13 
Discontinued operations$(0.05) $0.05  $(0.07) $0.01 
Income (loss) per share       
Continuing operations$1.29  $0.10  $1.34  $0.13 
Discontinued operations$(0.05) $0.05  $(0.07) $0.01 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding8,215  8,056  8,191  8,003 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding9,061  8,348  9,014  8,294