Reven Housing REIT, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2018

LA JOLLA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reven Housing REIT, Inc. (the “Company”, “Reven Housing”, “RVEN”)
(NASDAQ: RVEN), an owner and operator of single-family residential
property, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended
September 30, 2018.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Reported net loss of 1.2 million or ($0.11) per share as compared to a
    net loss of $1.3 million, or ($0.12) per share, in the prior year
    period.
  • Core FFO decreased to $165,417 from $248,451 in the year-ago period
    but was unchanged at $0.02 per share year over year.
  • Increased rental income by 8.2% to $2.2 million from $2.04 million due
    to the increase of single family homes in the Company’s portfolio over
    the last twelve months.
  • Achieved portfolio occupancy of 92.9% versus 93.9% in the year ago
    period.
  • Entered into a $51.3 million loan with Arbor Agency Lending, LLC, on
    behalf of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).
  • Independent valuation of Company’s portfolio concluded that the
    estimated net asset value for Reven is approximately $6.00 per share,
    as of September 30, 2018.

Year-to-Date Highlights

  • Reported net loss of $2.4 million or ($0.23), compared to a net loss
    of approximately $2.0 million, or ($0.18) per share, in the prior year
    period.
  • Increased Core FFO to $633,373, or $0.06 per share, from $424,189, or
    $0.04 per share,
  • Rental income increased 13.9% year-over-year to $6.62 million
    primarily due to the acquisition of 75 single family homes over the
    last twelve months.
  • Acquired 27 single family homes in Birmingham Alabama for
    approximately $1.68 million

Chad Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of Reven Housing REIT, stated,
“The third quarter was marked by continued execution of our business
plan and the completion of a $51 million financing with Freddie Mac.
This financing provided Reven with proceeds to repay existing debt as
well as additional capital to pursue accretive acquisitions. Third party
valuations required for the financing and completed on behalf of Freddie
Mac highlighted the value embedded in Reven estimating the company’s net
asset value at approximately $6.00 per share.” Mr. Carpenter continued,
“We are starting to deploy some of the refinancing proceeds with new
acquisitions in Oklahoma City, a new market for us, Memphis and
Birmingham.

Third Quarter Financial Results

  • For the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, Reven Housing reported
    rental income growth of 8.2% to $2.2 million compared to the prior
    year period. The main driver for the year-over-year increase in rental
    revenue was due to the increase in the number of homes in the
    Company’s portfolio to 826, from 755 homes in the prior year period.
    As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s portfolio was 92.9% occupied
    which represents a 100 bps decline from the quarter ended September
    30, 2017. During the quarter, the Company improved its lease turnover
    to 7.6% of the quarter end portfolio from 8.6% of the quarter end
    portfolio in the year ago period on a larger home count.
  • Net operating income (NOI) from rentals was $1.06 million, or 47.9% of
    revenue, versus NOI from rentals of $1.1 million, or 54.0% of revenue,
    in 2017. The main driver for the decrease in NOI margin despite an
    increase in revenue was higher repair and insurance costs.
  • Net loss for the third quarter 2018 was reduced to $1.16 million, or
    ($0.11) per share, compared to a net loss of $1.31 million, or ($0.12)
    per share, in the prior year period. In the quarter, the Company
    incurred a $0.06 charge related to early extinguishment of debt from
    the Freddie Mac Financing.

Year-to-Date Financial Results

  • For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, total rental income
    increased 13.9% to $6.62 million, due to the increase in rental homes.
  • Net Operating Income or “NOI” for the first nine months of 2018 was
    $3.44 million, or 51.9% of rental revenue, compared to NOI of $3.13
    million, or 53.8% of rental revenue, in the prior year period. The
    main driver for the decrease in NOI margin despite an increase in
    revenue was higher repairs and insurance costs.
  • Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $2.43
    million, or ($0.23) per share, compared to a net loss of $1.96
    million, or ($0.18) per share, for the nine months ended September 30,
    2017.

Operations, Acquisitions and Dispositions and
Balance Sheet

At the end of the third quarter 2018, Reven Housing REIT owned 826 homes
in major metropolitan areas across the southwest and southeast regions
of the United States. At quarter-end, the portfolio was 92.9% occupied
and had an average monthly rent of $996.00. per month, up 1.1% from the
year-ago period.

The Company did not make any acquisitions during the quarter.

As of the end of the third quarter, the Company had $24.0 million in
cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash on the balance sheet and
$50.1 million in notes payable, net. During the quarter, the Company
entered into an interest only, seven-year loan at a fixed rate of 4.74%
for $51.3 million with Arbor Agency Lending, LLC, an approved
Seller/Servicer for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie
Mac). The proceeds were used to pay down approximately $33 million of
the Company’s eight outstanding amortizing mortgage notes.

Subsequent Events

On October 11, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors decided to
initiate a quarterly dividend of the Company’s common stock of $0.01 per
share, which represents an annual dividend yield of approximately 1%.

About Reven Housing REIT, Inc.

Reven
Housing REIT, Inc.,
(NASDAQ: RVEN) engages in the acquisition and
ownership of portfolios of occupied single family rental properties in
the United States. Reven currently owns and operates single family
rental properties in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
and Texas.

For more information, please visit http://www.revenhousingreit.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and
other federal securities laws. The ultimate occurrence of events and
results referenced in these forward-looking statements is subject to
known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our
control. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s
present intentions and expectations, but the events and results
referenced in these statements are not guaranteed to occur. Investors
should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements. For a
discussion of these and other risks facing our business, see the
information under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on
Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on
March 29, 2018 and our other filings with the SEC from time to time,
which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Contacts

Investor Relations:
ICR, Inc.
Evelyn Infurna,
203-682-8265
evelyn.infurna@icrinc.com