BBX Capital Corporation Reports Financial Results For the Second Quarter 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTD) (“BBX Capital” or the “Company”) reported today its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Selected highlights of BBX Capital’s consolidated financial results include:

Second Quarter 2020 Compared to Second Quarter 2019:

  • Total consolidated revenues of $94.3 million vs. $245.7 million
  • Net loss attributable to shareholders of $(35.8) million vs. $(11.6) million
  • Diluted loss per share of $(1.96) vs. $(0.62) (1)
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $(16.2) million vs. $33.1 million (2)
  • Free cash flow of $12.2 million vs. $0.3 million (2)

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Per share amounts were retroactively adjusted to reflect the one-for-five reverse stock split of BBX Capital’s Class A and Class B Common Stock that was effected in July 2020.

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See the supplemental tables included in this release for a reconciliation of BBX Capital’s net income to Adjusted EBITDA and its cash flow from operating activities to free cash flow.

Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2020 Compared to December 31, 2019:

  • Total consolidated assets of $1.7 billion vs $1.8 billion
  • Total shareholders’ equity of $488.6 million vs. $549.8 million
  • Fully diluted book value per share of $25.30 vs. $29.20 (1) (3)

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Fully diluted book value per share is shareholders’ equity divided by the number of Class A and Class B common shares and unvested restricted stock awards outstanding as of period end.

Alan B. Levan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BBX Capital Corporation, commented, “Our businesses have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of Bluegreen’s sales operations and IT’SUGAR’s retail locations during most of the second quarter. However, we took various steps to manage liquidity and mitigate our losses despite significant declines in revenue. These included reductions in selling, general and administrative expenses and planned capital expenditures. We are pleased that we have reopened many of the previously closed operations. This continues to be an unprecedented event in the United States and globally, and it is currently impossible to predict the duration or severity of the pandemic or if and when the economy and many of our businesses will return to pre-pandemic levels. But we believe that we are executing a prudent plan of action in response to the current circumstances and will seek to continue taking appropriate actions as conditions develop in the future.

“During the second quarter, we also announced a proposed spin-off of all of our businesses other than Bluegreen into a separate, publicly-traded company, which would result in the company becoming a ‘pure play’ vacation ownership company through our investment in Bluegreen. We believe that the proposed spin-off reflects our commitment to building long-term value for our shareholders.

“As we have stated previously, our objective at BBX Capital is long term growth as measured by increases in book value and intrinsic value over time, and despite the challenging and fluid environment we find ourselves in, we remain committed to that goal,” Levan concluded.

Additional Information

For more complete and detailed information regarding BBX Capital and its financial results, business, operations, investments, and risks, please see BBX Capital’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, which is available on the SEC’s website, https://www.sec.gov, and on BBX Capital’s website, www.BBXCapital.com.

COVID-19 Update

The disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the recessionary economic environment had a significant adverse impact on the Company’s financial condition and operations during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

On March 23, 2020, Bluegreen temporarily closed all of its VOI sales centers; retail marketing operations at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores and outlet malls; and Choice Hotels call transfer program. In connection with these actions, Bluegreen canceled existing owner reservations through May 15, 2020 and new prospect guest tours through June 30, 2020. Further, some of Bluegreen’s Club and Club Associate Resorts were closed. Beginning in mid-May 2020, Bluegreen started the process of recommencing its sales and marketing operations, and its resorts began to welcome guests as government mandates were lifted. By June 30, 2020, 64 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores (out of the 89 that were open in March 2020) were open, Bluegreen reactivated its Choice Hotels call transfer program, virtually all of its resorts were open, and 21 of its 26 VOI sales centers were open for sales to existing owners, one of which was open for sales to new prospects. As of July 31, 2020, 23 VOI sales centers were open for sales to existing owners, 17 of which were open for sales to new prospects. System-wide sales of VOIs were $30.9 million in July 2020. In addition, as of July 31, 2020, Bluegreen was marketing vacation packages at 85 Bass Pro and Cabela’s stores. However, increased COVID-19 cases in certain markets in July 2020 resulted in increases in cancelations of marketing guest stays (and consequently, new owner prospects), and it is impossible to predict whether this trend will continue or worsen or the extent of the adverse impact this may have on Bluegreen.

Recent construction activities remain ongoing at BBXRE’s existing projects, including its Beacon Lakes Community and multifamily apartment developments sponsored by the Altman Companies. In addition, following some disruptions in March and April 2020, sales at BBXRE’s single-family home developments have generally returned to pre-pandemic levels, while the Altman Companies has collected in excess of 95% of the rents at the multifamily apartment communities under its management through July 2020. However, the effects of the pandemic, including increased unemployment and economic uncertainty, as well as recent increases in the number of cases in Florida and throughout the United States, have impacted rental activities at the multifamily apartment developments sponsored by the Altman Companies, including a decline in tenant demand and in the volume of new leases at certain of its communities, which has resulted in an increase in concessions offered to prospective and renewing tenants.

BBX Sweet Holdings temporarily closed all of its IT’SUGAR retail locations in March 2020 and had reopened 85 of these locations as of June 30, 2020 (although 4 locations were subsequently closed as of July 31, 2020 as a result of governments reimplementing mandated closures). The reopened IT’SUGAR locations have achieved sales volumes at approximately 43-48% of pre-pandemic levels (as compared to the comparable period in 2019). There is no assurance that these sales volumes will improve or will not further decline, as the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on demand and future sales levels and the potential impact of the pandemic on consumer behavior, remain uncertain. IT’SUGAR has reached agreements for rent concessions with some of the landlords of its retail locations through June 30, 2020; however, it has not fully paid rent for many of its locations since April 2020 and remains in negotiations with many of the landlords of its locations relating to concessions for prior and future periods. There is no assurance that IT’SUGAR will be able to reach agreements with its landlords or that it will be in a position to meet its obligations under the terms of any of its lease agreements, as may be amended, in the future.

To date, Renin has not been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has continued to operate both of its manufacturing and distribution facilities, source various products and raw materials from China and Vietnam, and sell its products through various channels. Although Renin has experienced a decline in sales to certain customers as a result of concerns related to the pandemic, these declines have been offset by an increase in sales to customers through its retail and commercial channels, which resulted in improved sales during the second quarter of 2020 as compared to the same 2019 period.

Although the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s principal investments and management’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the pandemic have varied, BBX Capital and its subsidiaries have sought to take steps to manage expenses through cost saving initiatives and reductions in employee head count and to increase liquidity and strengthen the Company’s financial position, including maintaining availability under lines of credit, reducing planned capital expenditures, and suspending the payment of regular quarterly dividends. As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s consolidated cash and cash equivalents were $348.0 million, including $138.6 million held by BBX Capital and its subsidiaries other than Bluegreen.

For additional information with respect to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BBX Capital and its principal investments, please see BBX Capital’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company refers to certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, including EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, System-wide Sales of VOIs, and Free Cash Flow. Please see the supplemental tables herein for how these terms are defined and for reconciliations of such measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Financial Results

The following selected information relates to the financial results of Bluegreen Vacations, BBX Capital Real Estate, BBX Sweet Holdings, and Renin.

Bluegreen Vacations – Selected Financial Data

Selected highlights of Bluegreen Vacations’ financial results include:

Second Quarter 2020 Compared to Second Quarter 2019:

  • Sales of Vacation Ownership Interests (“VOIs”) of $9.1 million vs. $68.3 million
  • System-wide sales of VOIs of $13.1 million vs. $163.6 million
  • Fee-based sales commissions of $1.1 million vs. $55.3 million
  • Other fee-based services revenue of $26.4 million vs. $30.7 million
  • Loss before income taxes of $(12.0) million vs. $ (10.0) million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $(4.1) million vs. $28.7 million (4)
  • Free cash flow of $21.2 million vs. $(6.3) million (4)

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See the supplemental tables included in this release for a reconciliation of Bluegreen’s net income to Adjusted EBITDA and its cash flow from operating activities to free cash flow.

In addition to BBX Capital’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, more complete and detailed information regarding Bluegreen Vacations and its financial results, business, operations, and risks can be found in Bluegreen Vacations’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, which will be available on the SEC’s website, https://www.sec.gov, and on Bluegreen Vacations’ website, www.BluegreenVacations.com, upon filing with the SEC, which is expected to occur no later than August 10, 2020.

BBX Capital Real Estate – Selected Financial Data

Selected highlights of BBX Capital Real Estate’s (“BBXRE”) financial results include:

Second Quarter 2020 Compared to Second Quarter 2019:

  • Revenues of $3.3 million vs. $10.8 million (including net gains on the sales of real estate assets of $0 vs $9.7 million)
  • Equity in net earnings of unconsolidated real estate joint ventures of $0.1 million vs. $8.8 million
  • Loss before income taxes of $(0.4) million vs. income before income taxes of $19.1 million

BBXRE’s operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the same 2019 period reflect a decrease in revenues and equity in net earnings of unconsolidated real estate joint ventures primarily due to sales of real estate assets by BBXRE and certain of its joint ventures during the 2019 period and the recognition of $2.7 million of impairment losses in the 2020 period primarily related to a decline in the estimated fair values of certain of BBXRE’s investments in joint ventures, partially offset by an increase in net profits from the sale of developed lots to homebuilders at the Beacon Lake Community development.

BBX Sweet Holdings – Selected Financial Data

Selected highlights of BBX Sweet Holdings’ (“BBXSH”) financial results include:

Second Quarter 2020 Compared to Second Quarter 2019:

  • Trade sales of $5.2 million vs. $25.9 million
  • Gross margin of $(3.8) million vs. $9.6 million
  • Gross margin percentage of (72.4)% vs. 37.2%
  • Loss before income taxes of $(10.0) million vs. $(0.9) million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $(7.3) million vs $0.4 million (5)

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See the supplemental tables included in this release for a reconciliation of BBX Sweet Holdings’ net income to Adjusted EBITDA.

BBX Sweet Holdings’ operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the same 2019 period reflect the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BBX Sweet Holdings’ operations, including the temporary closing of all of IT’SUGAR’s retail locations in March 2020 and the impact on consumer demand following the reopening of various locations in May and June 2020, which resulted in negative gross margin and gross margin percentage as a result of ongoing lease costs associated with its retail and manufacturing locations, partially offset by a net decrease in selling, general, and administrative expenses primarily due to temporary and permanent staff reductions implemented as a result of the pandemic, including the furlough of all of IT’SUGAR’s store employees and the majority of its corporate employees from March 2020 through June 2020.

Renin – Selected Financial Data

Selected highlights of Renin’s financial results include:

Second Quarter 2020 Compared to Second Quarter 2019:

  • Trade sales of $17.2 million vs. $15.3 million
  • Gross margin of $3.3 million vs. $2.5 million
  • Gross margin percentage of 19.4% vs. 16.0%
  • Income before income taxes of $1.2 million vs. $15,000
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.6 million vs $0.5 million (6)

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See the supplemental tables included in this release for a reconciliation of Renin’s net income to Adjusted EBITDA.

Renin’s operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the same 2019 period reflect an increase in trade sales primarily associated with a net increase in trade sales to customers through its retail and commercial channels, an improvement in gross margin percentage which reflects wage subsidies provided for employees in Renin’s manufacturing facility in Canada, and a decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses primarily due to lower travel and trade show expenses as a result of travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

About BBX Capital Corporation: BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTD) is a Florida-based diversified holding company whose principal investments include Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG), BBX Capital Real Estate, BBX Sweet Holdings, and Renin. For additional information, please visit www.BBXCapital.com.

About Bluegreen Vacations Corporation: Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests and manages resorts in popular leisure and urban destinations. The Bluegreen Vacation Club is a flexible, points-based, deeded vacation ownership plan with approximately 219,000 owners, 68 Club and Club Associate Resorts, and access to almost 11,400 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks as of June 30, 2020. Bluegreen Vacations also offers a portfolio of comprehensive, fee-based resort management, financial, and sales and marketing services to, or on behalf of, third parties. Bluegreen is approximately 93% owned by BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTD), a diversified holding company. For further information, visit www.BluegreenVacations.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based largely on current expectations of the Company that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All opinions, forecasts, projections, future plans, or other statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and can be identified by the use of words or phrases such as “plans,” “believes,” “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “our view,” “we see,” “would,” and words and phrases of similar import. The forward-looking statements in this press release are also forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. We can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Actual results, performance, or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed, or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Forward-looking statements are based largely on our expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on factors which are, in many instances, beyond our control. When considering forward-looking statements, the reader should keep in mind the risks, uncertainties, and other cautionary statements made in this report and in the Company’s other reports filed with the SEC. The reader should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement, which speaks only as of the date made. This press release also contains information regarding the past performance of the Company and its respective investments and operations. The reader should note that prior or current performance is not a guarantee or indication of future performance. Comparisons of results for current and any prior periods are not intended to express any future trends or indications of future performance, and all such information should only be viewed as historical data.

Future results and the accuracy of forward-looking statements may be affected by various risks and uncertainties, including the risk factors applicable to the Company which are described in “Item 1. Business – Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the “2019 Annual Report”) and the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2020. These risks and uncertainties also include risks relating to public health issues, including, in particular, the COVID-19 pandemic, as it is not currently possible to accurately assess the expected duration and effects of the pandemic on our business. These include required closures of resorts and retail locations, travel and business restrictions, “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders and advisories, volatility in the global and national economies and equity, credit, and commodities markets, worker absenteeism, quarantines, and other health-related restrictions; the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on demand for the Company’s products and services, levels of consumer confidence, and supply chains; actions governments, businesses, and individuals take in response to the pandemic and their impact on economic activity and consumer spending, which will impact the Company’s ability to successfully resume full business operations; the pace of recovery when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides; competitive conditions; the Company’s liquidity and the availability of capital; the effects and duration of steps taken by the Company in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the risk of lease defaults and the inability to rehire or replace furloughed employees; risks that the Company’s current or future business and marketing alliances may not be available to it in the future; risks that default rates may increase and exceed the Company’s expectations; risks related to the Company’s indebtedness, including the potential for accelerated maturities and debt covenant violations; the risk of heightened litigation as a result of actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors on the Company’s ability to pay dividends, including that the risk that future dividends may not be paid at historical rates or at all; risks relating to a recessionary economy and its impact on consumers, including, but not limited to, their income, their level of discretionary spending, and their views towards the hospitality and retail industries; and the risk that certain of the Company’s operations, including Bluegreen’s resort management and finance operations, may not continue to generate recurring sources of cash during or following the pandemic to the extent anticipated or at all.

Reference is also made to the other risks and uncertainties described in BBX Capital’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, which will be available on the SEC’s website, https://www.sec.gov, and on BBX Capital’s website, www.BBXCapital.com, upon filing with the SEC, which is expected to occur no later than August 10, 2020. The Company cautions that the foregoing factors are not exclusive, and that the reader should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement, which speaks only as of the date made.

Additional Information and Where to Find It; Participant Information

The proposed spin-off referenced in this press release and the Company’s contemplated name change in connection with the spin-off will be submitted to the shareholders of the Company for their consideration. In connection therewith, the Company will file a proxy statement with the SEC. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to the Company’s shareholders when available. SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY WHEN AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED SPIN-OFF.

The Company and its directors and executive officers may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders in connection with the proposed spin-off. Information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers, including their names and interests in the Company, is set forth in Amendment No. 1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on April 29, 2020. Additional information regarding persons who may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed spin-off, including their names and interests in the Company, will be contained in the definitive proxy statement to be filed by the Company with the SEC and mailed to the Company’s shareholders when available.

Copies of all documents filed by the Company with the SEC are available, free of charge, on the SEC’s website at https://www.sec.gov and in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.BBXCapital.com. In addition, the Company’s shareholders may obtain copies of the documents filed by the Company with the SEC at no charge by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations Department by mail at BBX Capital Corporation, 401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 800, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, or by phone at 954-940-5300.

Contacts

BBX Capital Corporation Contact Info
Investor Relations Contact:
Leo Hinkley, Managing Director, Investor Relations Officer

954-940-5300, Email: [email protected]

Media Relations Contacts:
Kip Hunter Marketing, Nicole Lewis / Shannon O’Malley

954-765-1329, Email: [email protected], [email protected]

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