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Altisource Asset Management Corporation Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands, May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altisource Asset Management Corporation (“AAMC” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT:AAMC) today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Highlights and Recent Developments

  • Increased rental revenues of Front Yard Residential Corporation (“Front Yard”) by 14% to $39.8 million compared to $34.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Maintained strong operating metrics for Front Yard.
  • Reduced Front Yard's remaining legacy REOs to 320, down 35% from 490 at December 31, 2017.
  • Continued optimization of Front Yard's funding, of which 65% had fixed or capped rates and 78% had maturities of over 3.5 years.

“Under our management, Front Yard reported strong results in the first quarter of 2018,” stated Chief Executive Officer George Ellison. “We expect to see continued improvement in Front Yard's numbers going forward, which should positively impact AAMC.”

First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

AAMC’s net loss attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2018 was $4.4 million, or $2.75 per diluted share, which included a $(2.9) million change in the fair value of our shares of Front Yard common stock, compared to $1.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.

About AAMC

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

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 residential mortgage assets or non-rental real estate owned 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; Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. and its affiliates’ ability to effectively perform its obligations under various agreements with AAMC and Front Yard; the failure of Main Street Renewal, LLC to effectively perform under its property management agreement with Front Yard; 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)

 Three months ended March 31,
 2018 2017
Management fees from Front Yard$3,727  $4,211 
Conversion fees from Front Yard63  604 
Expense reimbursements from Front Yard262  196 
Total revenues4,052  5,011 
Salaries and employee benefits4,214  4,687 
Legal and professional fees352  684 
General and administrative947  1,157 
Total expenses5,513  6,528 
Other (loss) income:   
Change in fair value of Front Yard common stock(2,940)  
Dividend income on Front Yard common stock244  244 
Other income43  12 
Total other (loss) income(2,653) 256 
Loss before income taxes(4,114) (1,261)
Income tax expense250  57 
Net loss(4,364) (1,318)
Amortization of preferred stock issuance costs(51) (52)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders$(4,415) $(1,370)
Loss per share of common stock – basic:   
Loss per basic share$(2.75) $(0.89)
Weighted average common stock outstanding – basic1,603,898  1,545,555 
Loss per share of common stock – diluted:   
Loss per diluted share$(2.75) $(0.89)
Weighted average common stock outstanding – diluted1,603,898  1,545,555 

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

 March 31, 2018 December 31, 2017
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$29,115  $33,349 
Short-term investments432  625 
Front Yard common stock16,326  19,266 
Receivable from Front Yard4,027  4,151 
Prepaid expenses and other assets1,440  1,022 
Total current assets$51,340  $58,413 
Other non-current assets1,527  1,974 
Total assets52,867  60,387 
Current liabilities:   
Accrued salaries and employee benefits$2,045  $5,651 
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities1,471  2,085 
Total liabilities3,516  7,736 
Commitments and contingencies   
Redeemable preferred stock:   
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 250,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017; redemption value $250,000249,597  249,546 
Stockholders' deficit:   
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 authorized shares; 2,830,461 and 1,611,747 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, as of March 31, 2018 and 2,815,122 and 1,599,210 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, as of December 31, 201728  28 
Additional paid-in capital39,025  37,765 
Retained earnings33,225  38,970 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (1,330)
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,218,714 shares as of March 31, 2018 and 1,215,912 shares as of December 31, 2017(272,524) (272,328)
Total stockholders' deficit(200,246) (196,895)
Total liabilities and equity$52,867  $60,387 

Robin N. Lowe
Chief Financial Officer
T: +1-345-815-9919

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