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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