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2015 Second Quarter Highlights and Comparisons to 2014 Second Quarter:

  • Net interest income after provision for loan losses increased 6% to $17.8 million
  • Net income increased 26% to $14.3 million
  • Earnings per share increased 34% to $0.47
  • Net investments in loan participation interests and notes receivable increased 10% to $618.6 million
  • On June 26, 2015, United Development Funding IV joined the broad-market Russell 3000® Index, the Russell Global and Russell Microcap® indexes at the conclusion of the Russell indexes’ annual reconstitution

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — United Development Funding IV (“UDF IV” or the “Trust”) (NASDAQ:UDF) today reported net interest income after provision for loan losses for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, of $17.8 million, an increase of 6% as compared to $16.8 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net income for the second quarter of 2015 was $14.3 million, or $0.47 per share, an increase of 26% as compared to $11.4 million, or $0.35 per share, for the second quarter of 2014.

Net interest income after provision for loan losses for the six months ended June 30, 2015, was $35.4 million, an increase of 3% as compared to $32.9 million in the same period of fiscal 2014. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015, was $28.6 million, or $0.93 per share, an increase of 23% as compared to $23.2 million, or $0.72 per share, for the same period of fiscal 2014.

The three and six months ended June 30, 2014, included approximately $5.0 million of costs associated with listing the Trust’s shares on NASDAQ and the related tender offer. The three and six months ended June 30, 2014, also included a $3.2 million reduction in general and administrative expense – related parties from the reversal of an accrued liability for acquisition and origination fees that will no longer be paid to the Trust’s advisor.

The portfolio of loan participation interests and notes receivable, net of the provision for loan losses and unamortized commitment fees, increased 10% to $618.6 million (129 loans) at June 30, 2015, from $560.6 million (126 loans) one year ago. The net debt to total capitalization ratio (calculated as debt less cash, divided by debt less cash plus equity) at June 30, 2015, was 23.7%. The Trust’s target range for this ratio is 30% to 35%.

On July 2, 2015, the Trust announced that it would pay monthly distributions of $0.1367 per share on July 27, August 25 and September 25, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 15, August 14 and September 15, 2015, respectively. The July monthly distribution was subsequently paid as announced.

The Trust expects to earn between $1.85 and $1.90 per share and to declare distributions of approximately $1.75 per share in fiscal 2015.

The Trust will host a conference call today (Wednesday, August 5, 2015) at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The dial-in number is 1-866-312-7299, and the call will also be webcast from the Trust’s website at A replay of the call will be available after 2:00 p.m. ET on August 5, 2015, at 1-877-344-7529, access code 10069467. The replay will also be available from the Trust’s website at through midnight ET on August 19, 2015.

Hollis M. Greenlaw, CEO and Chairman, said, “UDF IV continues to execute on its business model, with another quarter of consistent performance, earnings and distributions for our shareholders. Our portfolio remains focused on the largest and most active homebuilding markets in the country, with 99% of our portfolio in Texas. Texas is experiencing increased employment and continues to attract people and new companies. At the same time, housing inventory and land and lot development are lagging the current pace of demand. We believe there are significant opportunities to grow our portfolio in Texas and in other markets as the economic and housing recovery continues.”

About United Development Funding IV

United Development Funding IV is a publicly traded Maryland real estate investment trust listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market. UDF IV was formed primarily to generate current interest income by investing in secured loans and producing profits from investments in residential real estate. Additional information about UDF IV can be found on its website at UDF IV may disseminate important information regarding its operations, including financial information, through social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Important Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may relate to anticipated financial performance, business prospects, market conditions and other matters. We make these forward-looking statements in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will exist or may occur in the future, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current intents, beliefs, expectations and assumptions and on information currently available to management that are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control, and could cause future events or results to be materially different from those stated or implied in these forward-looking statements. Words such as “may,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “would,” “could,” “should” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements that were true at the time made may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our management’s view only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes as a result of new information, future developments, subsequent events or circumstances or otherwise. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: changes in general economic conditions, the real estate market and the credit market; increases in development costs that may exceed estimates; development delays; increases in interest rates or decreases in residential lot take down or purchase rates; our borrowers’ inability to sell residential lots; potential need to fund development costs not completed by the initial borrower or other capital expenditures out of operating cash flows; economic fluctuations in Texas, where our investments are geographically concentrated; retention of our senior management team; changes in property taxes; legislative and regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing the taxation of REITs; the availability of capital and financing; restrictive covenants in our credit facilities; and our ability to remain qualified as a REIT.

These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

June 30, 2015
December 31, 2014
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 12,644,735  $ 30,481,912
Restricted cash  8,497,075  7,048,976
Accrued interest receivable  28,651,149  18,098,976
Accrued receivable – related parties  6,870,970  3,343,867
Loan participation interest – related parties, net  40,524,162  40,658,253
Notes receivable, net  513,078,382  508,435,988
Notes receivable – related parties, net  65,042,770  60,497,391
Lot inventory  6,107,131  10,621,316
Other assets  2,310,237  2,966,105
Total assets  $ 683,726,611  $ 682,152,784
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Accrued liabilities  $ 3,672,206  $ 5,518,861
Accrued liabilities – related parties  1,694,719  1,228,028
Distributions payable  —  1,224,956
Notes payable  50,000,000  50,000,000
Lines of credit  120,226,064  120,238,340
Total liabilities  175,592,989  178,210,185
Shareholders’ equity:
Shares of beneficial interest; $.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 32,689,486 shares issued and 30,659,033 shares outstanding at June 30, 2015, and 32,657,880 shares issued and 30,627,427 shares outstanding at December 31, 2014  326,894  326,578
Additional paid-in-capital  572,835,092  572,077,700
Accumulated deficit  (23,626,578)  (27,059,893)
Shareholders’ equity before treasury shares  549,535,408  545,344,385
Less: Treasury shares, 2,030,453 shares at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, at cost  (41,401,786)  (41,401,786)
Total shareholders’ equity  508,133,622  503,942,599
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $ 683,726,611  $ 682,152,784
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, 
2015 2014 2015 2014
Interest income:
Interest income  $ 16,946,102  $ 15,682,807  $ 33,699,063  $ 30,673,181
Interest income – related parties  3,527,220  2,475,483  6,938,310  4,618,672
 Total interest income  20,473,322  18,158,290  40,637,373  35,291,853
Interest expense:
Interest expense  2,661,261  613,071  5,238,515  976,102
Net interest income  17,812,061  17,545,219  35,398,858  34,315,751
Provision for loan losses  —  735,586  —  1,440,787
Net interest income after provision for loan losses  17,812,061  16,809,633  35,398,858  32,874,964
Noninterest income:
Commitment fee income  513,099  766,876  1,087,146  1,521,538
Commitment fee income – related parties  110,573  47,338  219,789  93,684
Lot inventory sales income  1,538,774  1,698,137  4,514,185  3,888,137
Total noninterest income  2,162,446  2,512,351  5,821,120  5,503,359
Noninterest expense:
Management fees – related party  2,598,697  2,604,189  5,086,406  5,304,070
Lot inventory sales cost  1,538,774  1,698,137  4,514,185  3,888,137
Listing expenses  —  5,038,201  —  5,038,201
General and administrative  1,089,400  1,617,736  2,180,176  2,717,216
General and administrative – related parties  447,041  (3,024,884)  877,655  (1,758,825)
Total noninterest expense  5,673,912  7,933,379  12,658,422  15,188,799
Net income  $ 14,300,595  $ 11,388,605  $ 28,561,556  $ 23,189,524
Net income per weighted average share outstanding  $ 0.47  $ 0.35  $ 0.93  $ 0.72
Weighted average shares outstanding  30,642,812  32,247,817  30,637,452  32,116,997
Distributions per weighted average share outstanding  $ 0.41  $ 0.40  $ 0.82  $ 0.80
Six Months Ended June 30,
2015 2014
Operating Activities
Net income  $ 28,561,556  $ 23,189,524
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Provision for loan losses  —  1,440,787
Amortization expense  1,156,809  476,981
Share-based compensation  380,825  454,519
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accrued interest receivable  (10,552,517)  (9,685,104)
Accrued receivable – related parties  (3,527,103)  (108,982)
Other assets  (500,941)  171,016
Accrued liabilities (including related parties)  (476,416)  614,476
Net cash provided by operating activities  15,042,213  16,553,217
Investing Activities
 Investments in loan participation interest – related parties  (10,735,050)  (11,848,674)
 Principal receipts from loan participation interest – related parties  10,869,141  10,242,990
 Investments in notes receivable  (76,492,670)  (113,002,356)
 Principal receipts from notes receivable  72,274,279  64,403,989
 Investments in notes receivable – related parties  (8,717,694)  (6,464,808)
 Principal receipts from notes receivable – related parties  3,748,657  3,104,266
 Investments in lot inventory  —  (3,244,050)
 Receipts from lot inventory  3,610,637  3,113,352
Net cash used in investing activities  (5,442,700)  (53,695,291)
Financing Activities
Purchase of treasury shares  —  (1,971,990)
Proceeds from borrowings on lines of credit  18,799,174  46,394,855
Payments on lines of credit  (18,811,450)  (3,732,299)
Distributions, net of shareholders’ distribution reinvestment  (25,976,315)  (17,483,501)
Restricted cash  (1,448,099)  (1,292,516)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities  (27,436,690)  21,914,549
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  (17,837,177)  (15,227,525)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  30,481,912  33,565,191
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $ 12,644,735  $ 18,337,666
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:
Cash paid for interest  $ 5,125,388  $ 818,229
Supplemental Cash Flow Information – Non-Cash Investing & Financing Activity:
Shareholders’ distribution reinvestment  $ 376,883  $ 8,634,638
Assignment of loans  $ 424,003  $ 8,342,680
Lot inventory – earnest money  $ 903,548  $ 31,165