Exhibit 99.1

READY CAPITAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER 2020 RESULTS

New York, New York, March 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ready Capital Corporation (“Ready Capital” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RC), a multi-strategy real estate finance company that originates, acquires, finances, and services small-to-medium balance commercial loans, today reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. Ready Capital reported U.S. GAAP Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2020 of $27.6 million, or $0.49 per share of common stock, and Distributable Earnings (a non-GAAP financial measure) of $28.8 million, or $0.51 per share of common stock.

Fourth Quarter Results:

U.S. GAAP Net income of $27.6 million, or $0.49 per diluted share of common stock
Distributable Earnings of $28.8 million, or $0.51 per diluted share of common stock
Adjusted net book value of $14.98 per share of common stock as of December 31, 2020
Current unrestricted cash and available liquidity of $172 million
Originated $1.2 billion of residential mortgage loans
Originated and acquired $550.3 million of small-to-medium balance commercial loans
Originated $65.0 million of loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) under its Section 7(a) loan program
Declared and paid dividend of $0.35 per share in cash

“Our fourth quarter results cap an historic year for Ready Capital. In the face of unprecedented market uncertainty due to the COVID Pandemic, our diversified business model proved resilient,” commented Thomas Capasse, Ready Capital’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are optimistic about the Company’s future prospects and will leverage a differentiated strategy to deliver superior returns for our shareholders.”

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to the results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, this press release includes distributable earnings, formerly referred to as core earnings, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure. The Company defines Distributable Earnings as net income adjusted for unrealized gains and losses related to certain mortgage backed securities (“MBS”), realized gains and losses on sales of certain MBS, unrealized gains and losses related to residential mortgage servicing rights, unrealized current non-cash provision for credit losses on accrual loans and one-time non-recurring gains or losses, such as gains or losses on discontinued operations, bargain purchase gains, merger related expenses, or other one-time items.

The Company believes that this non-U.S. GAAP financial information, in addition to the related U.S. GAAP measures, provides investors greater transparency into the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making, including the determination of dividends. However, because Distributable Earnings is an incomplete measure of the Company's financial performance and involves differences from net income computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP, it should be considered along with, but not as an alternative to, the Company's net income computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP as a measure of the Company's financial performance. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company's presentation of Distributable Earnings may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies.

In calculating Distributable Earnings, Net Income (in accordance with U.S. GAAP) is adjusted to exclude unrealized gains and losses on MBS acquired by the Company in the secondary market, but is not adjusted to exclude unrealized gains and losses on MBS retained by Ready Capital as part of its loan origination businesses, where the Company transfers originated loans into an MBS securitization and the Company retains an interest in the securitization. In calculating Distributable Earnings, the Company does not adjust Net Income (in accordance with U.S. GAAP) to take into account unrealized gains and losses on MBS retained by us as part of the loan origination businesses because the unrealized gains and losses that are generated in the loan origination and securitization process are considered to be a fundamental part of this business and an indicator of the ongoing performance and credit quality of the Company’s historical loan originations. In calculating Distributable Earnings, Net Income (in accordance with U.S. GAAP) is adjusted to exclude realized gains and losses on certain MBS securities considered to be non-distributable. Certain MBS positions are considered to be non-distributable due to a variety of reasons which may include collateral type, duration, and size. In 2016, the Company liquidated the majority of its MBS portfolio from distributable earnings to fund recurring operating segments.


In addition, in calculating Distributable Earnings, Net Income (in accordance with U.S. GAAP) is adjusted to exclude unrealized gains or losses on residential MSRs, held at fair value.  The Company treats its commercial MSRs and residential MSRs as two separate classes based on the nature of the underlying mortgages and the treatment of these assets as two separate pools for risk management purposes.  Servicing rights relating to the Company’s small business commercial business are accounted for under ASC 860, Transfer and Servicing, while the Company’s residential MSRs are accounted for under the fair value option under ASC 825, Financial Instruments.  In calculating Distributable Earnings, the Company does not exclude realized gains or losses on either commercial MSRs or residential MSRs, held at fair value, as servicing income is a fundamental part of Ready Capital’s business and is an indicator of the ongoing performance.

To qualify as a REIT, the Company must distribute to its stockholders each calendar year at least 90% of its REIT taxable income (including certain items of non-cash income), determined without regard to the deduction for dividends paid and excluding net capital gain. There are certain items, including net income generated from the creation of MSRs, that are included in distributable earnings but are not included in the calculation of the current year’s taxable income. These differences may result in certain items that are recognized in the current period’s calculation of distributable earnings not being included in taxable income, and thus not subject to the REIT dividend distribution requirement until future years.

The following table reconciles Net Income computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP to Distributable Earnings:

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31, 2020

Net Income

$

27,559

Reconciling items:

Unrealized (gain) loss on mortgage servicing rights

4,087

Impact of ASU 2016-13 on accrual loans

(3,587)

Non-recurring REO impairment

445

Other non-recurring expenses

1,323

Total reconciling items

$

2,268

Income tax adjustments

(1,023)

Distributable earnings

$

28,804

Less: Distributable earnings attributable to non-controlling interests

677

Less: Income attributable to participating shares

305

Distributable earnings attributable to common stockholders

$

27,822

Distributable Earnings per common share - basic and diluted

$

0.51

U.S. GAAP Return on Equity is based on U.S. GAAP Net Income, while Distributable Return on Equity is based on Distributable Earnings, which adjusts U.S. GAAP Net Income for the items in the Distributable Earnings reconciliation above.

Webcast and Earnings Conference Call

Management will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:30 am ET to provide a general business update and discuss the financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. The webcast will be available on the Company’s website at www.readycapital.com. To listen to a live broadcast, access the site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register and download and install any necessary audio software.

The Company encourages use of the webcast due to potential extended wait times to access the conference call via dial-in. The webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.readycapital.com. To listen to a live broadcast, go to the site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  

To Participate in the Telephone Conference Call:

Dial in at least five minutes prior to start time.

Domestic: 1-877-407-0792

International: 1-201-689-8263

Conference Call Playback:

Domestic: 1-844-512-2921

International: 1-412-317-6671

Replay Pin #: 13716451

The playback can be accessed through March 26, 2021.


Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provided by the same. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements; the Company 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, applicable regulatory changes; general volatility of the capital markets; changes in the Company’s investment objectives and business strategy; the availability of financing on acceptable terms or at all; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; the availability of suitable investment opportunities; changes in the interest rates or the general economy; increased rates of default and/or decreased recovery rates on investments; changes in interest rates, interest rate spreads, the yield curve or prepayment rates; changes in prepayments of Company’s assets; the degree and nature of competition, including competition for the Company's target assets; and other factors, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, and other reports filed by the Company with the SEC, copies of which are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

About Ready Capital Corporation

Ready Capital Corporation (NYSE: RC) is a multi-strategy real estate finance company that originates, acquires, finances and services small to medium balance commercial loans. Ready Capital specializes in loans backed by commercial real estate, including agency multi-family, investor and bridge as well as SBA 7(a) business loans. Headquartered in New York, New York, Ready Capital employs over 500 lending professionals nationwide. The company is externally managed and advised by Waterfall Asset Management, LLC.

Contact

Investor Relations
Ready Capital Corporation
212-257-4666
InvestorRelations@readycapital.com

Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.readycapital.com


READY CAPITAL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands)

    

December 31, 2020

    

December 31, 2019

 

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

138,975

$

67,928

Restricted cash

 

47,697

 

51,728

Loans, net (including $88,726 and $20,212 held at fair value)

 

1,625,555

 

1,727,984

Loans, held for sale, at fair value

 

340,288

 

188,077

Mortgage backed securities, at fair value

 

88,011

 

92,466

Loans eligible for repurchase from Ginnie Mae

250,132

77,953

Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

79,509

58,850

Purchased future receivables, net

17,308

43,265

Derivative instruments

 

16,363

 

2,814

Servicing rights (including $76,840 and $91,174 held at fair value)

 

114,663

 

121,969

Real estate, held for sale

45,348

58,573

Other assets

 

89,503

 

106,925

Assets of consolidated VIEs

2,518,743

2,378,486

Total Assets

$

5,372,095

$

4,977,018

Liabilities

Secured borrowings

 

1,370,519

 

1,189,392

Securitized debt obligations of consolidated VIEs, net

 

1,905,749

 

1,815,154

Convertible notes, net

112,129

111,040

Senior secured notes, net

 

179,659

 

179,289

Corporate debt, net

150,989

149,986

Guaranteed loan financing

 

401,705

 

485,461

Liabilities for loans eligible for repurchase from Ginnie Mae

250,132

77,953

Derivative instruments

 

11,604

 

5,250

Dividends payable

 

19,746

 

21,302

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

 

135,655

 

97,407

Total Liabilities

$

4,537,887

$

4,132,234

Stockholders’ Equity

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 54,368,999 and 51,127,326 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

5

 

5

Additional paid-in capital

 

849,541

 

822,837

Retained earnings

(24,203)

8,746

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(9,947)

 

(6,176)

Total Ready Capital Corporation equity

 

815,396

 

825,412

Non-controlling interests

 

18,812

 

19,372

Total Stockholders’ Equity

$

834,208

$

844,784

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

5,372,095

$

4,977,018


READY CAPITAL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

Three Months Ended December 31, 

For the Year Ended 
December 31, 

 

(In Thousands, except share data)

    

2020

    

2020

Interest income

$

64,810

$

258,636

Interest expense

 

(41,319)

 

(175,481)

Net interest income before provision for loan losses

$

23,491

$

83,155

(Provision for) recovery of loan losses

 

258

 

(34,726)

Net interest income after (provision for) recovery of loan losses

$

23,749

$

48,429

Non-interest income

Residential mortgage banking activities

59,963

$

252,720

Net realized gain on financial instruments and real estate owned

9,795

31,913

Net unrealized gain (loss) on financial instruments

(4,339)

(48,101)

Servicing income, net of amortization and impairment of $1,419 and $5,975

 

11,401

 

38,594

Income on purchased future receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,893 and $11,769

1,794

15,711

Income (loss) on unconsolidated joint ventures

3,439

2,404

Other income

 

1,353

41,516

Total non-interest income

$

83,406

$

334,757

Non-interest expense

Employee compensation and benefits

 

(18,084)

$

(91,920)

Allocated employee compensation and benefits from related party

 

(2,250)

 

(7,000)

Variable expenses on residential mortgage banking activities

 

(27,016)

 

(114,510)

Professional fees

 

(4,728)

 

(13,360)

Management fees – related party

 

(2,741)

 

(10,682)

Incentive fees – related party

 

(1,333)

 

(5,973)

Loan servicing expense

 

(6,734)

 

(30,856)

Merger related expenses

(63)

Other operating expenses

 

(12,442)

 

(54,369)

Total non-interest expense

$

(75,328)

$

(328,733)

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

$

31,827

$

54,453

Income tax (provision) benefit

 

(4,268)

 

(8,384)

Net income (loss)

$

27,559

$

46,069

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest

 

648

 

1,199

Net income (loss) attributable to Ready Capital Corporation

$

26,911

$

44,870

Earnings (loss) per common share - basic

$

0.49

$

0.81

Earnings (loss) per common share - diluted

$

0.49

$

0.81

Weighted-average shares outstanding

 

 

Basic

54,338,209

53,736,523

Diluted

54,420,064

53,818,378

Dividends declared per share of common stock

$

0.35

$

1.30


READY CAPITAL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORTING

fOR THE three months ENDED December 31, 2020

    

    

    

SBA Originations,

    

Residential

    

    

 

Loan

SBC

Acquisitions,

Mortgage

Corporate-

 

(In Thousands)

Acquisitions

Originations

and Servicing

Banking

Other

Consolidated

 

Interest income

$

15,163

$

38,317

$

9,114

$

2,216

$

$

64,810

Interest expense

(10,512)

(22,585)

(5,706)

(2,516)

(41,319)

Net interest income before provision for loan losses

$

4,651

$

15,732

$

3,408

$

(300)

$

$

23,491

(Provision for) recovery of loan losses

 

1,274

(1,452)

(64)

500

 

258

Net interest income after (provision for) recovery of loan losses

$

5,925

$

14,280

$

3,344

$

200

$

$

23,749

Non-interest income

Residential mortgage banking activities

$

$

$

$

59,963

$

$

59,963

Net realized gain on financial instruments and real estate owned

(1,699)

3,236

8,258

9,795

Net unrealized gain (loss) on financial instruments

959

1,174

(2,386)

(4,086)

(4,339)

Other income

1,876

1,021

(1,666)

47

75

1,353

Servicing income

58

724

3,855

6,764

11,401

Income on purchased future receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

1,794

1,794

Income (loss) on unconsolidated joint ventures

3,439

3,439

Total non-interest income

$

6,427

$

6,155

$

8,061

$

62,688

$

75

$

83,406

Non-interest expense

Employee compensation and benefits

 

(828)

(2,692)

(7,743)

(5,666)

(1,155)

 

(18,084)

Allocated employee compensation and benefits from related party

 

(225)

(2,025)

 

(2,250)

Variable expenses on residential mortgage banking activities

(27,016)

(27,016)

Professional fees

 

(797)

(333)

(296)

(259)

(3,043)

 

(4,728)

Management fees – related party

 

(2,741)

 

(2,741)

Incentive fees – related party

 

(1,333)

 

(1,333)

Loan servicing expense

 

(1,630)

(2,688)

13

(2,429)

 

(6,734)

Merger related expenses

Other operating expenses

 

(2,857)

(3,246)

(2,871)

(2,361)

(1,107)

 

(12,442)

Total non-interest expense

$

(6,337)

$

(8,959)

$

(10,897)

$

(37,731)

$

(11,404)

$

(75,328)

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

$

6,015

$

11,476

$

508

$

25,157

$

(11,329)

$

31,827

Total assets

$

1,189,825

$

2,621,478

$

734,196

$

626,035

$

200,561

$

5,372,095


READY CAPITAL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED SEGMENT REPORTING

fOR THE year ENDED december 31, 2020

    

    

    

SBA Originations,

    

Residential

    

    

Loan

SBC

Acquisitions,

Mortgage

Corporate-

(In Thousands)

Acquisitions

Originations

and Servicing

Banking

Other

Consolidated

Interest income

$

61,156

$

150,369

$

39,430

$

7,681

$

$

258,636

Interest expense

(43,383)

(95,061)

(27,472)

(8,294)

(1,271)

(175,481)

Net interest income before provision for loan losses

$

17,773

$

55,308

$

11,958

$

(613)

$

(1,271)

$

83,155

(Provision for) recovery of loan losses

 

(3,502)

(23,432)

(7,792)

 

(34,726)

Net interest income after (provision for) recovery of loan losses

$

14,271

$

31,876

$

4,166

$

(613)

$

(1,271)

$

48,429

Non-interest income

Residential mortgage banking activities

$

$

$

$

252,720

$

$

252,720

Net realized gain on financial instruments and real estate owned

(5,077)

18,426

18,564

31,913

Net unrealized gain (loss) on financial instruments

(7,189)

(2,574)

(1,084)

(37,254)

(48,101)

Other income

7,240

4,431

29,473

183

189

41,516

Servicing income

 

723

2,265

10,377

25,229

 

38,594

Income on purchased future receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

15,711

15,711

Income (loss) on unconsolidated joint ventures

2,404

2,404

Total non-interest income

$

13,812

$

22,548

$

57,330

$

240,878

$

189

$

334,757

Non-interest expense

Employee compensation and benefits

$

(9,491)

$

(14,137)

$

(19,516)

$

(45,368)

$

(3,408)

$

(91,920)

Allocated employee compensation and benefits from related party

 

(700)

(6,300)

 

(7,000)

Variable expenses on residential mortgage banking activities

 

(114,510)

 

(114,510)

Professional fees

 

(1,796)

(1,224)

(993)

(1,777)

(7,570)

 

(13,360)

Management fees – related party

 

(10,682)

 

(10,682)

Incentive fees – related party

 

(5,973)

 

(5,973)

Loan servicing expense

 

(6,017)

(8,373)

(675)

(15,754)

(37)

 

(30,856)

Merger related expenses

(63)

(63)

Other operating expenses

 

(16,259)

(13,582)

(12,550)

(8,737)

(3,241)

 

(54,369)

Total non-interest expense

$

(34,263)

$

(37,316)

$

(33,734)

$

(186,146)

$

(37,274)

$

(328,733)

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

$

(6,180)

$

17,108

$

27,762

$

54,119

$

(38,356)

$

54,453

Total assets

$

1,189,825

$

2,621,478

$

734,196

$

626,035

$

200,561

$

5,372,095


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