Current Report


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549


FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):

March 2, 2017

 

THE ST. JOE COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


Florida

 

1-10466

 

59-0432511

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

133 South WaterSound Parkway
WaterSound, FL

 

32461

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
 

(850) 231-6400

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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ITEM 2.02.  RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

On March 2, 2017, The St. Joe Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.  A copy of the press release is furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.

ITEM 9.01.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit is furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

99.1     Press Release dated March 2, 2017.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

THE ST. JOE COMPANY

 

 

Dated:

March 2, 2017

By:

/s/ Marek Bakun

 

Marek Bakun

 

Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1

The St. Joe Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

WATERSOUND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2017--The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE) (the “Company”) today announced Net Income for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $2.7 million, or $0.04 per share, compared with Net Loss of $(2.5) million, or $(0.03) per share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. For the full year ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported Net Income of $15.9 million, or $0.21 per share compared to Net Loss of $(1.7) million, or $(0.02) per share for the full year 2015.

Total revenue for the quarter was $18.7 million as compared to $21.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to a reduction in real estate revenue partially offset by an increase in resorts and leisure revenue, leasing revenue and timber revenue. For the full year 2016, total revenue was $95.7 million compared to $103.9 million for the full year 2015 due to reduced real estate revenue and timber revenue partially offset by an increase in resorts and leisure revenue and leasing revenue.


Fourth Quarter 2016 highlights include:

Jorge Gonzalez, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our ‘open for business’ strategy and focus on maximizing the value of our assets while maintaining a low fixed expense structure is gaining traction. The recent announcement of GKN Aerospace locating a new world-class manufacturing facility in VentureCrossings® Enterprise Centre in Bay County is an example of both an investment in generating recurring income and in creating quality aerospace manufacturing jobs with a high economic multiplier effect that we believe will enhance long term value of the area and the Company.” Mr. Gonzalez added, “With a strong balance sheet, our plan for 2017 is to increase capital expenditures particularly on projects that we believe will provide recurring revenue and asset value while being selective about one-off sales of our land holdings.”


FINANCIAL DATA
 
Consolidated Results

($ in millions except share and per share amounts)

   
   

Quarter Ended

December 31,

 

Year Ended

December 31,

   

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Revenue                
Real estate revenue   $5.4   $9.4   $23.4   $33.7
Resorts and leisure revenue   9.7   8.8   57.3   54.5
Leasing revenue   2.4   2.2   9.8   9.0
Timber revenue  

1.2

 

0.7

 

5.2

 

6.7

Total revenue  

$18.7

 

$21.1

 

$95.7

 

$103.9

Expenses                
Cost of real estate revenue   1.3   4.2   8.0   16.4
Cost of resorts and leisure revenue   9.8   8.8   50.2   47.1
Cost of leasing revenue   0.9   0.8   3.1   2.8
Cost of timber revenue   0.2   0.2   0.8   0.8
Other operating and corporate expenses   5.3   8.7   23.1   33.4
Depreciation, depletion and amortization  

2.1

 

2.2

 

8.6

 

9.5

Total expenses  

19.6

 

24.9

 

93.8

 

110.0

Operating (loss) income  

(0.9)

 

(3.8)

 

1.9

 

(6.1)

Other income (loss)  

5.5

 

(0.1)

 

20.7

 

5.0

Income (loss) from operations before equity in    
income from unconsolidated affiliates and income
taxes   4.6   (3.9)   22.6   (1.1)
Income tax expense (benefit)  

2.0

 

(1.2)

 

7.1

 

0.8

Net income (loss)   2.6   (2.7)   15.5   (1.9)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest  

0.1

 

0.2

 

0.4

 

0.2

Net income (loss) attributable to the Company  

$2.7

 

$(2.5)

 

$15.9

 

$(1.7)

Net income (loss) per share attributable to the Company  

$0.04

 

$(0.03)

 

$0.21

 

$(0.02)

Weighted average shares outstanding   74,342,826   75,329,557   74,457,541   87,827,869
 
Revenue Detail
($ in millions)
 
   

Quarter Ended

December 31,

 

Year Ended

December 31,

   

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Revenue:                
Real estate revenue                
Residential   $3.6   $6.9   $19.5   $21.1
Commercial   1.5   2.5   2.1   7.2
Other real estate revenue  

0.3

 

--

 

1.8

 

5.4

Total real estate revenue   5.4   9.4   23.4   33.7
Resorts and leisure revenue   9.7 8.8 57.3 54.5
Leasing revenue   2.4 2.2 9.8 9.0
Timber revenue  

1.2

0.7

5.2

6.7

Total revenue  

$18.7

 

$21.1

 

$95.7

 

$103.9

 

Summary Balance Sheet

($ in millions)

 
   

December 31, 2016

 

December 31, 2015

Assets        
Investment in real estate, net   $314.6   $313.6
Cash and cash equivalents   241.1   212.8
Investments   175.7   191.2
Restricted investments   5.6   7.1
Income tax receivable   27.1   2.3
Claim settlement receivable   7.8   --
Other assets   38.4   36.8
Property and equipment, net   9.0   10.1
Investments held by special purpose entities  

208.6

 

208.8

Total assets  

$1,027.9

 

$982.7

         
Liabilities and Equity        
Debt   $55.0   $54.5
Other liabilities   41.0   41.9
Deferred tax liabilities   68.8   36.8
Senior Notes held by special purpose entity  

176.3

 

176.1

Total liabilities  

341.1

 

309.3

Total equity  

686.8

 

673.4

Total liabilities and equity

 

$1,027.9

 

$982.7

 
Debt Schedule
($ in millions)
 
   

December 31, 2016

 

December 31, 2015

Pier Park North JV

  $47.5   $47.5
Community Development District debt  

7.5

 

7.0

Total debt

 

$55.0

 

$54.5

 

Other Operating and Corporate Expenses

($ in millions)

 
   

Quarter Ended

December 31,

 

Year Ended

December 31,

   

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Employee costs   $1.8   $3.8   $7.1   $13.8
401(k) contribution / pension costs   --   0.1   1.4   1.3
Non-cash stock compensation costs   --   --   0.1   0.2
Property taxes and insurance   1.3   1.4   5.6   5.7
Professional fees   1.2   1.8   5.0   7.4
Marketing and owner association costs   0.5   0.4   1.5   1.4
Occupancy, repairs and maintenance   0.2   0.6   0.7   1.3
Other  

0.3

 

0.6

 

1.7

 

2.3

Total other operating and corporate expenses  

$5.3

 

$8.7

 

$23.1

 

$33.4

       

Important Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company’s planned 2017 increase in capital expenditures and its belief that the increase will provide recurring revenue and asset value; selective one-off sales of land holdings; the Company’s belief that the GKN Aerospace facility will enhance long term value of the Bay County area and the Company; and the Company’s expectations regarding its business strategy, future operations and pursuit of value creation for its shareholders. The Company wishes to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company’s actual results and could cause the Company’s actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company, including (1) changes in the Company’s strategic objectives and its ability to implement such strategic objectives; (2) economic or other conditions that affect the future prospects for the Southeastern region of the United States and the demand for the Company’s products, including a slowing of the population growth in Florida, inflation, or unemployment rates or declines in consumer confidence or the demand for, or the prices of, housing; (3) any potential negative impact of the Company’s longer-term property development strategy, including losses and negative cash flows for an extended period of time if the Company continues with the self-development of its entitlements; (4) the impact of natural or man-made disasters or weather conditions, including hurricanes and other severe weather conditions, on the Company’s business; (5) the Company’s ability to capitalize on its leasing operations in the Pier Park North joint venture; (6) the Company’s ability to capitalize on opportunities relating to its development of mixed use, active adult, and other communities, including its ability to successfully and timely obtain land-use entitlements and construction financing, maintain compliance with state law requirements and address issues that arise in connection with the use and development of its land, including the permits required for the mixed use, active adult, and other communities; (7) the impact of market volatility on the value of the Company’s investments, including potential unrealized losses or the realization of losses on its investments; (8) the Company’s ability to enter into a lease with GKN Aerospace on favorable terms or at all; and (9) the Company’s ability to effectively deploy and invest its assets, including available-for-sale securities; as well as, the cautionary statements and risk factor disclosures contained in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 2, 2016 as updated by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Qs and other current report filings.

About The St. Joe Company

The St. Joe Company together with its consolidated subsidiaries is a real estate development, asset management and operating company concentrated primarily between Tallahassee and Destin, Florida. More information about the Company can be found on its website at www.joe.com .

© 2017, The St. Joe Company. “St. Joe®”, “JOE®”, the “Taking Flight” Design®, “St. Joe (and Taking Flight Design)®”, and “VentureCrossings®” are registered service marks of The St. Joe Company.

CONTACT:
St. Joe
Investor Relations Contact:
Marek Bakun, 1-866-417-7132
Chief Financial Officer
Marek.Bakun@Joe.Com