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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 7, 2019 (August 7, 2019)


ALTISOURCE ASSET MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
United States Virgin Islands
 
001-36063
 
66-0783125
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

5100 Tamarind Reef
Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands 00820
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

(340) 692-0525
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter):
 
Emerging growth company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
  
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share
AAMC
NYSE American
 





Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
 
On August 7, 2019, Altisource Asset Management Corporation issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Item 2.02, including the information in Exhibit 99.1, is furnished solely pursuant to Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K. Consequently, it is not deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. It may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Securities Act of 1933 if such subsequent filing specifically references this Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
Press Release of Altisource Asset Management Corporation dated August 7, 2019.






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


 
 
Altisource Asset Management Corporation
August 7, 2019
By:
/s/ Stephen H. Gray
 
 
Stephen H. Gray
General Counsel and Secretary



Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
 
Robin N. Lowe
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
T: +1-345-815-9919
 
E: Robin.Lowe@AltisourceAMC.com


Altisource Asset Management Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands, August 7, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Altisource Asset Management Corporation (“AAMC” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: AAMC) today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights

Entered into a new asset management agreement (the “Amended AMA”) with Front Yard Residential Corporation (“Front Yard”) on May 7, 2019, providing an improved fee structure that further aligns interests and incentivizes performance and growth.
Increased Front Yard's rental revenues by 26% to $51.6 million compared to the second quarter of 2018.
Managed Front Yard's sale of 160 non-core assets for proceeds of $27.9 million and a $3.3 million gain over carrying value during the second quarter of 2019.
Advised Front Yard on the amendment of its Credit Suisse and Nomura warehouse lines, improving fee structures and reducing interest rate spreads from 3.00% to 2.30% on borrowings secured by rental properties.

“The completion of the Amended AMA with Front Yard in May 2019 was a significant achievement for AAMC, as it created a base management fee floor for AAMC with the potential for fees to increase as Front Yard’s performance improves and provided important termination fee protection for AAMC that had not existed under the former asset management agreement,” stated George Ellison, Chief Executive Officer. “We managed the internalization of Front Yard’s property management platform ahead of schedule without impact to its residents. Front Yard experienced certain operational challenges in the second quarter given the large number of properties internalized within a short timeframe; however, we believe the underlying fundamentals of its single-family rental business are strong. As we address Front Yard’s transition challenges, we expect that its results will improve, which should create value for both Front Yard’s and our shareholders.”

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

AAMC’s net income attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2019 was $3.2 million, or $1.81 per diluted common share, which included a $4.8 million change in the fair value of its shares of Front Yard common stock, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.69 per diluted common share, which included a $0.6 million change in the fair value of its shares of Front Yard common stock, for the second quarter of 2018.

AAMC's net income attributable to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $2.3 million, or $1.34 per diluted common share, which included a $5.7 million change in the fair value of its shares of Front Yard common stock, compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.5 million, or $3.44 per diluted common share, which included a $(2.3) million change in the fair value of its shares of Front Yard common stock, for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

About AAMC

AAMC is an asset management company that provides portfolio management and corporate governance services to investment vehicles. Additional information is available at www.altisourceamc.com.






Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Those forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical fact, including statements about management’s beliefs and expectations. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of historical fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. The risks and uncertainties to which forward-looking statements are subject include, but are not limited to: AAMC’s ability to implement its business plan; AAMC's ability to leverage strategic relationships on an efficient and cost-effective basis; AAMC's and Front Yard's ability to compete; Front Yard’s ability to implement its business plan; general economic and market conditions; governmental regulations, taxes and policies; AAMC's ability to generate adequate and timely sources of liquidity and financing for itself or Front Yard; Front Yard’s ability to sell non-core assets on favorable terms or at all; AAMC's ability to identify and acquire assets for Front Yard’s portfolio; Front Yard’s ability to complete potential transactions in accordance with anticipated terms and on a timely basis or at all; AAMC’s ability to integrate newly acquired rental assets into Front Yard’s portfolio; the ability to effectively manage the performance of Front Yard’s internal property manager at the level and/or the cost that it anticipates; the failure of third party vendors to effectively perform their obligations under their respective agreements with AAMC or Front Yard; the effects of potential redemptions of our Series A Preferred Stock commencing in March 2020, including our ability to pay with funds legally available therefor; our failure to maintain Front Yard’s qualification as a REIT; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the “Risk Factors” and other sections described from time to time in the Company’s current and future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive.


The statements made in this press release are current as of the date of this press release only. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or any other information contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.






Altisource Asset Management Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 
Three months ended June 30,
 
Six months ended June 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Management fees from Front Yard
$
3,556

 
$
3,644

 
$
7,102

 
$
7,371

Conversion fees from Front Yard

 
53

 
29

 
116

Expense reimbursements from Front Yard
342

 
219

 
670

 
481

Total revenues
3,898

 
3,916

 
7,801

 
7,968

Expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salaries and employee benefits
4,238

 
4,524

 
8,656

 
8,738

Legal and professional fees
1,356

 
467

 
1,698

 
819

General and administrative
880

 
843

 
1,919

 
1,790

Total expenses
6,474

 
5,834

 
12,273

 
11,347

Other income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in fair value of Front Yard common stock
4,792

 
601

 
5,669

 
(2,339
)
Dividend income on Front Yard common stock
243

 
243

 
487

 
487

Other income
49

 
49

 
53

 
92

Total other income (loss)
5,084

 
893

 
6,209

 
(1,760
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
2,508

 
(1,025
)
 
1,737

 
(5,139
)
Income tax (benefit) expense
(781
)
 
42

 
(712
)
 
292

Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders
3,289

 
(1,067
)
 
2,449

 
(5,431
)
Amortization of preferred stock issuance costs
(52
)
 
(52
)
 
(103
)
 
(103
)
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
$
3,237

 
$
(1,119
)
 
$
2,346

 
$
(5,534
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (loss) per share of common stock – basic:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (loss) per basic common share
$
2.04

 
$
(0.69
)
 
$
1.48

 
$
(3.44
)
Weighted average common stock outstanding – basic
1,589,492

 
1,612,382

 
1,585,775

 
1,608,163

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (loss) per share of common stock – diluted:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (loss) per diluted common share
$
1.81

 
$
(0.69
)
 
$
1.34

 
$
(3.44
)
Weighted average common stock outstanding – diluted
1,820,244

 
1,612,382

 
1,830,263

 
1,608,163







Altisource Asset Management Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
June 30, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
(unaudited)
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
20,978

 
$
27,171

Short-term investments
892

 
584

Front Yard common stock, at fair value
19,851

 
14,182

Receivable from Front Yard
3,992

 
3,968

Prepaid expenses and other assets
3,070

 
1,552

Total current assets
48,783

 
47,457

 
 
 
 
Non-current assets:
 
 
 
Right-of-use lease assets
2,733

 

Other non-current assets
1,598

 
1,910

Total non-current assets
4,331

 
1,910

Total assets
$
53,114

 
$
49,367

 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accrued salaries and employee benefits
$
3,510

 
$
5,583

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
759

 
1,188

Short-term lease liabilities
171

 

Total current liabilities
4,440

 
6,771

Long-term lease liabilities
2,604

 

Total liabilities
7,044

 
6,771

 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies

 

 
 
 
 
Redeemable preferred stock:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 250,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; redemption value $250,000
249,855

 
249,752

 
 
 
 
Stockholders' deficit:
 
 
 
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 authorized shares; 2,886,009 and 1,590,739 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, as of June 30, 2019 and 2,862,760 and 1,573,691 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, as of December 31, 2018
29

 
29

Additional paid-in capital
43,531

 
42,245

Retained earnings
28,827

 
26,558

Accumulated other comprehensive income
17

 

Treasury stock, at cost, 1,295,270 shares as of June 30, 2019 and 1,289,069 shares as of December 31, 2018
(276,189
)
 
(275,988
)
Total stockholders' deficit
(203,785
)
 
(207,156
)
Total liabilities and equity
$
53,114

 
$
49,367