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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 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): July 8, 2020 (July 8, 2020)


FRONT YARD RESIDENTIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
MARYLAND
 
001-35657
 
46-0633510
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

c/o Altisource Asset Management Corporation
5100 Tamarind Reef
Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands 00820
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

(340) 692-0525
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter):
 
Emerging growth company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
  
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share
RESI
New York Stock Exchange
 





Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
 
On July 8, 2020, Front Yard Residential Corporation issued a press release reporting certain operating metrics for June 2020. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Item 7.01, including the information in Exhibit 99.1, is furnished solely pursuant to Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K. Consequently, it is not deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. It may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Securities Act of 1933 if such subsequent filing specifically references this Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
Press Release of Front Yard Residential Corporation dated July 8, 2020.






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
Front Yard Residential Corporation
July 8, 2020
By:
/s/ Robin N. Lowe
 
 
Robin N. Lowe
Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
 
Investor Relations
 
T: 1-704-558-3068
 
E: IR@fyrhomes.com


Front Yard Residential Corporation Provides Operating Update

CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 8, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Front Yard Residential Corporation (“Front Yard” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RESI) today reported the following operating metrics for June 2020:

June collections at 30 days were 99% of the trailing 12-month historical average. May collections at 60 days and April collections at 90 days were in line with the trailing 12-month historical averages.
Stabilized Rental leased percentage as of June 30, 2020 continued its positive trend at 98.3%, compared with 98.2% at May 31, 2020 and 97.0% at March 31, 2020.1 
Stabilized Rental June average occupied days were 96.7% compared to 92.1% a year ago, and average occupied days were 96.1% for the second quarter 2020 compared to 92.8% for the second quarter of 2019.1 
Blended rent growth was 4.5% for June, compared with 3.9% for both April and May, resulting in an aggregate blended rent growth of 4.1% for the second quarter of 2020.

“During June, Front Yard continued to deliver strong results to round out the best operational quarter in the Company's history,” stated George Ellison, Chief Executive Officer. “We are extremely proud of the dedication and professionalism our team has shown, particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic. We continue to provide our tenants with a safe, quality rental experience that is in high demand in today's market.”
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1
We define a property as a “Stabilized Rental” once it has been renovated and then initially leased or available for rent for a period greater than 90 days. All other homes are considered non-stabilized. Homes are considered stabilized even after subsequent resident turnover. However, homes may be removed from the stabilized home portfolio and placed in the non-stabilized home portfolio due to renovation during the home lifecycle or because they are identified for sale.

About Front Yard Residential Corporation

Front Yard is an industry leader in providing quality, affordable rental homes to America’s families. Our homes offer exceptional value in a variety of suburban communities that have easy accessibility to metropolitan areas. Front Yard's tenants enjoy the space and comfort that is unique to single-family housing, at reasonable prices. Our mission is to provide our tenants with houses they are proud to call home. Additional information is available at www.frontyardresidential.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains 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, regarding management’s beliefs, estimates, projections, anticipations and assumptions with respect to, among other things, the Company’s financial results, future operations, business plans and investment strategies as well as industry and market conditions. These statements may be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “estimate,” “target,” “seek,” “believe” and other expressions or words of similar meaning. We caution that forward-looking statements are qualified by the existence of certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: our ability to successfully implement our strategic initiatives and achieve their anticipated impact; our ability to implement our business strategy; risks and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the potential adverse impact on our real-estate related assets,





financing arrangements, operations, business prospects, customers, employees and third-party service providers; the impact of any litigation or shareholder activism; our ability to make distributions to stockholders; our ability to integrate newly acquired rental assets into the portfolio; the ability to successfully perform property management services at the level and/or the cost that we anticipate; the failure to identify unforeseen expenses or material liabilities associated with acquisitions through the due diligence process prior to such acquisitions; difficulties in identifying single-family properties to acquire; the impact of changes to the supply of, value of and the returns on single-family rental properties; our ability to acquire single-family rental properties generating attractive returns; our ability to sell non-core assets on favorable terms or at all; our ability to predict costs; our ability to effectively compete with competitors; changes in interest rates; changes in the market value of single-family properties; our ability to obtain and access financing arrangements on favorable terms or at all; our ability to deploy the net proceeds from financings or asset sales to acquire assets in a timely manner or at all; our ability to manage and maintain adequate liquidity and meet the requirements under our financing arrangements; our ability to retain the exclusive engagement of Altisource Asset Management Corporation; the failure of our third party vendors to effectively perform their obligations under their respective agreements with us; our failure to qualify or maintain qualification as a REIT; our failure to maintain our exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; the results of our strategic alternatives review and risks related thereto; the impact of adverse real estate, mortgage or housing markets; the impact of adverse legislative, regulatory or tax changes and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the “Risk Factors” and other sections described from time to time in the Company's current and future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In addition, financial risks such as liquidity, interest rate and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements. For additional information regarding these and other risks faced by us, refer to our public filings with the SEC, available on the Investors section of our website at www.frontyardresidential.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.