Category: Real Estate

ABR – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

ABR - Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

Arbor’s business transformation has diversified their income sources into more predictable and stable revenues.

Arbor’s dividend has been increasing and I see potential for further increases in the future.

The CEO is a major shareholder and founder of the company. The alignment of management’s interest with shareholders provides a qualitative safety in the investment.

An investment in Arbor could return between 28% to 38% including dividends.

Arbor Realty Trust Inc is a specialized real estate finance company. It invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets, primarily consisting of bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, preferred and direct equity.

In addition, it may also directly acquire real property and invest in real estate-related notes and certain mortgage-related securities. The company has two business segments, Structured Business and Agency Business. It generates a majority of its revenue from the Structured Business Segment. The company is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (ABR) ~ Qty 100

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.. Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in a portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets, primarily consisting of bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, preferred and direct equity. Its segments include Structured Business and Agency Business. In addition, the Company may also directly acquire real property and invest in real estate-related notes and certain mortgage-related securities.

It focuses on investment types, such as Bridge Financing, Mezzanine Financing, Junior Participation Financing and Preferred Equity Investments. It offers bridge financing products to borrowers, typically seeking short-term capital to use in an acquisition of property. It offers mezzanine financing in the form of loans that are subordinate to a conventional first mortgage loan and senior to the borrower’s equity in a transaction.

CNFinance Holdings Ltd

CNFinance reports Q4 results

GUANGZHOU, China, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CNFinance Holdings Limited (CNF) (“CNFinance” or the “Company”), a leading home equity loan service provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Operational and Financial Highlights

  • Total number of active borrowers[1] was 31,039 as of December 31, 2018, compared to 26,326 active borrowers as of December 31, 2017.
  • Total number of transactions[2] was 2,334 during the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Total loan origination volume[3] was RMB1,128.2 million (US$164.1 million) during the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Total outstanding loan principal[4] was RMB15.8 billion as of December 31, 2018, compared to RMB16.7 billion as of December 31, 2017.
  • Total interest and fees income was RMB1,039.6 million (US$151.2 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, a slight decrease of 2.7% from RMB1,068.9 million in the same period of 2017.
  • Net income was RMB188.1 million (US$27.4 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 7.0% from RMB175.8 million in the same period of 2017.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB3.01 (US$0.44) and RMB2.71 (US$0.39), respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to RMB2.86 and RMB2.64, respectively, in the same period of 2017.