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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q


 

 

(Mark One)

 

 

x

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


 

 

For the quarterly period ended

                                   March 31, 2010

 


 

 

or


 

 

o

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ___________________________to_____________________________________

 

 

Commission File Number:

001-09292


(BLUEGREEN LOGO)

Bluegreen Corporation


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


 

 

 

Massachusetts

 

03-0300793


 


(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

4960 Conference Way North, Suite 100,

 

 

Boca Raton, Florida

 

33431


 


(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

 

 

(561) 912-8000


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 


(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

          Yes x     No o

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

          Yes o     No o


          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, non-accelerated files, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

Large Accelerated filer o

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-Accelerated filer o

Smaller reporting company x

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

          Yes o     No x

          Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: As of May 1, 2010, there were 32,504,612 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding.

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BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations – Three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2010

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2010

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

9

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

25

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

46

 

 

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

47

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

47

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

47

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

47

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

48

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TRADEMARKS

The terms “Bluegreen®,” “Bluegreen Communities®,” “Bluegreen Getaway Station®,” “Bluegreen Resorts®,” “Bluegreen Vacation Club®,” “Bluegreen Wilderness Club™ at Big Cedar®,” “Colorful Places to Play®,” “Colorful Places To Live And Play®,” “Go Where the Wind Takes You®,” “Leisure Path®,” “See More. Pay Less. Bluegreen Traveler Plus®,” “You’re Going To Like What You See!®,” “Encore Rewards®,” “Outdoor Traveler Logo®,” and the “Bluegreen Logo®” are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Bluegreen Corporation.

The terms “The Hammocks at Marathon™,” “Orlando’s Sunshine Resort™,” “Solara Surfside™,” “Mountain Run at Boyne™,” “The Falls Village™,” “Bluegreen Wilderness Club™,” “Grande Villas at World Golf Village™,” “The Lodge Alley Inn™,” “Carolina Grande™,” “Harbour Lights™,” “BG Patrick Henry Square™,” “SeaGlass Tower™,” “Shore Crest Vacation Villas™,” “Laurel Crest™,” “MountainLoft™,” “MountainLoft Resort II™,” “Daytona SeaBreeze™,” “Shenandoah Crossing™,” “Christmas Mountain Village™,” “Club La Pension™,” “Bluegreen Odyssey Dells™,” “Traditions of Braselton™,” “Sanctuary Cove at St. Andrews Sound™,” “Catawba Falls Preserve™,” “Chapel Ridge™,” “Mountain Lakes Ranch™,” “Silver Lakes Ranch™,” “Mystic Shores™,” “Lake Ridge™,” “Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake™,” “Ridge Lake Shores™,” “Quail Springs Ranch™,” “SugarTree at the Brazos™,” “Mountain Springs Ranch™,” “Havenwood at Hunter’s CrossingTM,” “Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard™,” “King Oaks™,” “The Bridges at Preston Crossings™,” “Crystal Cove™,” “Fairway Crossings™,” “Woodlake™,” “Saddle Creek Forest™,” “The Settlement at Patriot Ranch™,” “Carolina National™,” “Brickshire™,” “Preserve at Jordan Lake™,” “Encore Dividends™,” “Bluegreen Preferred™,” “BG Pirates Lodge™,” “Bluegreen Traveler Plus™,” “BG Club 36™,” “Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Long Creek Ranch™,” and “Bluegreen Wilderness Traveler at Shenandoah™” are trademarks or service marks of Bluegreen Corporation in the United States.

The terms “Big Cedar®” and “Bass Pro Shops®” are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Bass Pro Trademarks, LP.

The term “World Golf Village®” is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by World Golf Foundation, Inc. All other marks are registered marks of their respective owners.

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements.

BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,
2009

 

March 31,
2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents

 

$

70,491

 

$

50,951

 

Restricted cash

 

 

23,908

 

 

53,113

 

Contracts receivable, net

 

 

4,826

 

 

4,993

 

Notes receivable including gross securitized notes of $169,041 and $601,052 (net of allowance of $46,826 and $123,956)

 

 

309,307

 

 

655,643

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

7,884

 

 

12,095

 

Other assets

 

 

35,054

 

 

49,632

 

Inventory

 

 

515,917

 

 

478,928

 

Retained interests in notes receivable sold

 

 

78,313

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

85,565

 

 

84,159

 

 

 



 



 

Total assets

 

$

1,131,265

 

$

1,389,514

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

14,846

 

$

13,694

 

Accrued liabilities and other

 

 

51,083

 

 

46,698

 

Deferred income

 

 

14,883

 

 

17,609

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

87,797

 

 

47,065

 

Receivable-backed notes payable - recourse

 

 

111,526

 

 

108,189

 

Receivable-backed notes payable – non-recourse

 

 

131,302

 

 

516,333

 

Lines-of-credit and notes payable

 

 

185,781

 

 

171,736

 

Junior subordinated debentures

 

 

110,827

 

 

110,827

 

 

 



 



 

Total liabilities

 

 

708,045

 

 

1,032,151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 1,000 shares authorized; none issued

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value, 140,000 shares authorized; 34,099 shares issued at December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010

 

 

341

 

 

341

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

187,006

 

 

188,140

 

Treasury stock, 2,756 common shares at both December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010, at cost

 

 

(12,885

)

 

(12,885

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes

 

 

(608

)

 

 

Retained earnings

 

 

212,376

 

 

143,238

 

 

 



 



 

Total Bluegreen Corporation shareholders’ equity

 

 

386,230

 

 

318,834

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

36,990

 

 

38,529

 

 

 



 



 

Total Equity

 

 

423,220

 

 

357,363

 

 

 



 



 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

1,131,265

 

$

1,389,514

 

 

 



 



 


 

 

Note:

The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2009 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross sales of real estate

 

$

53,753

 

$

41,253

 

Estimated uncollectible VOI notes receivable

 

 

(7,898

)

 

(15,014

)

 

 



 



 

Sales of real estate

 

 

45,855

 

 

26,239

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other resort and communities operations revenue

 

 

13,966

 

 

16,327

 

Fee-based sales commission revenue

 

 

 

 

10,180

 

Interest income

 

 

18,493

 

 

27,491

 

Other income, net

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

78,314

 

 

80,569

 

 

 



 



 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of real estate sales

 

 

12,105

 

 

14,448

 

Cost of other resort and communities operations

 

 

10,457

 

 

12,222

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

40,627

 

 

48,939

 

Interest expense

 

 

7,335

 

 

17,054

 

Other expense, net

 

 

535

 

 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

71,059

 

 

92,663

 

 

 



 



 

Income (loss) before non-controlling interest, provision (benefit) for income taxes and discontinued operations

 

 

7,255

 

 

(12,094

)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

 

2,374

 

 

(5,776

)

 

 



 



 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

4,881

 

 

(6,318

)

Loss from discontinued operations

 

 

(142

)

 

 

 

 



 



 

Net income (loss)

 

 

4,739

 

 

(6,318

)

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest

 

 

1,186

 

 

1,539

 

 

 



 



 

Net income (loss) attributable to Bluegreen Corporation

 

$

3,553

 

$

(7,857

)

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Bluegreen Corporation per common share – Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to Bluegreen shareholders

 

$

0.12

 

$

(0.25

)

Loss per share for discontinued operations

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 



 



 

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Bluegreen shareholders

 

$

0.11

 

$

(0.25

)

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Bluegreen Corporation per common share –Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to Bluegreen shareholders

 

$

0.12

 

$

(0.25

)

Loss per share for discontinued operations

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 



 



 

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Bluegreen shareholders

 

$

0.11

 

$

(0.25

)

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

31,087

 

 

31,135

 

 

 



 



 

Diluted

 

 

31,087

 

 

31,135

 

 

 



 



 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

4,739

 

$

(6,318

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash communities inventory impairment

 

 

168

 

 

5,297

 

Non-cash stock compensation expense

 

 

1,189

 

 

1,134

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

3,445

 

 

3,977

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

 

64

 

 

 

Estimated uncollectible notes receivable

 

 

7,961

 

 

15,012

 

Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes

 

 

2,296

 

 

(5,776

)

Interest accretion on retained interests in notes receivable sold

 

 

(5,810

)

 

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts receivable

 

 

550

 

 

(167

)

Notes receivable

 

 

8,041

 

 

15,917

 

Inventory

 

 

(8,042

)

 

5,535

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

(7,888

)

 

(10,219

)

Change in restricted cash

 

 

(5,537

)

 

7,313

 

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other

 

 

(24,644

)

 

(6,336

)

 

 



 



 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

 

(23,468

)

 

25,369

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(2,503

)

 

(1,098

)

Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment

 

 

10

 

 

 

Cash received from retained interests in notes receivable sold

 

 

7,381

 

 

 

 

 



 



 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

 

4,888

 

 

(1,098

)

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings collateralized by notes receivable

 

 

29,808

 

 

7,456

 

Payments on borrowings collateralized by notes receivable

 

 

(22,682

)

 

(37,149

)

Proceeds from borrowings under lines-of-credit facilities and other notes payable

 

 

8,804

 

 

 

Payments under lines-of-credit facilities and other notes payable

 

 

(3,245

)

 

(14,045

)

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

 

(50

)

 

(73

)

 

 



 



 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

12,635

 

 

(43,811

)

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(5,945

)

 

(19,540

)

Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

60,561

 

 

70,491

 

 

 



 



 

Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

54,616

 

$

50,951

 

 

 



 



 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS--(Continued)
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

Supplemental schedule of non-cash operating, investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net change in unrealized gains in retained interests in notes receivable sold

 

$

2,567

 

$

 

 

 



 



 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BLUEGREEN CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2010
(Unaudited)

1. Organization and Significant Accounting Policies

We have prepared the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for complete financial statements.

The financial information furnished herein reflects all adjustments consisting of normal recurring items that, in our opinion, are necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods. The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2010 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2010. For further information, refer to our audited consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (the “Annual Report”).

Organization

We provide Colorful Places to Live and Play® through our resorts and residential communities businesses. Our resorts business (“Bluegreen Resorts”) markets, sells and manages real estate-based vacation ownership interests (“VOIs”) in resorts, which are generally located in popular, high-volume, “drive-to” vacation destinations, and were either developed or acquired by us or developed by others, in which case we earn fees for providing these services. VOIs in our resorts and those sold by us on behalf of others typically entitle the buyer to use resort accommodations through an annual or biennial allotment of “points” which represent their ownership and beneficial use rights in perpetuity in the Bluegreen Vacation Club (supported by an underlying deeded VOI held in trust for the buyer). Members in the Bluegreen Vacation Club may stay in any of our 54 resorts or take advantage of an exchange program offered by a third-party world-wide vacation ownership exchange network of over 4,000 resorts and other vacation experiences such as cruises and hotel stays.

Our residential communities business (“Bluegreen Communities”) acquires, develops and subdivides property and markets residential homesites, the majority of which are sold directly to retail customers who seek to build a home generally in the future, in some cases on properties featuring a golf course and other related amenities.

Our other resort and communities operations revenues consist primarily of resort property and homeowners’ association management services, resort title services, resort amenity operations, sales incentives provided to buyers of VOIs, realty operations and daily-fee golf course operations. We also generate significant interest income by providing financing to individual purchasers of VOIs.

Principles of Consolidation and Basis of Presentation

Our consolidated financial statements include the accounts of all of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, entities in which we hold a controlling financial interest, and variable interest entities for which we are the primary beneficiary. The only non-wholly owned subsidiary that we consolidate is Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations, LLC (the “Bluegreen/Big Cedar Joint Venture”), as we hold a 51% equity interest in the Bluegreen/Big Cedar Joint Venture, have an active role as the day-to-day manager of the Bluegreen/Big Cedar Joint Venture’s activities, and have majority voting control of the Bluegreen/Big Cedar Joint Venture’s management committee. We do not consolidate our statutory business trusts formed to issue trust preferred securities as these entities are each variable interest entities in which we are not the primary beneficiary as defined by Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC 810-10. The statutory business trusts are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. We have eliminated all significant intercompany balances and transactions in consolidation.

On January 1, 2010, we adopted Financial Accounting Standards No. 166, Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets, an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 140 (“SFAS No. 166”) or Accounting Standards Update No. 2009-16, Transfers and Servicing (“ASC 860”): Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets (“ASU 2009-16”) and SFAS No. 167, Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R) (“SFAS No. 167”) or Accounting Standards Update No. 2009-

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17, Consolidations (Topic 810): Improvements to Financial Reporting by Enterprises Involved with Variable Interest Entities (“ASU No. 2009-17”). The adoption of these standards resulted in our consolidation, on January 1, 2010, of seven special purpose finance entities associated with past securitization transactions. See Note 2 below for more detail. In accordance with then-prevailing generally accepted accounting principles, we previously did not consolidate these special purpose finance entities in our financial statements because the securitization transactions qualified as sales of financial assets.

On December 30, 2009, we sold four of our golf courses located in North Carolina and Virginia for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $9.4 million. The related golf operations for the three months ended March 31, 2009 have been presented as discontinued operations in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Restricted Cash

Restricted cash consists primarily of customer deposits held in escrow accounts and cash held in reserve accounts related to securitization debt.

Use of Estimates

In accordance with GAAP, we make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in our consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share

We compute basic earnings (loss) per common share by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings (loss) per common share is computed in the same manner as basic earnings (loss) per share, but also gives effect to all dilutive stock options and unvested restricted stock using the treasury stock method.

No common shares were issued during the first quarter of 2009 and 2010 as a result of stock option exercises. Options to purchase approximately 2.7 million common shares were not included in diluted earnings per common share during the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2010 because the effect would be anti-dilutive.

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in thousands, except per share data):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per common share — numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

$

4,881

 

$

(6,318

)

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest

 

 

1,186

 

 

1,539

 

 

 



 



 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Bluegreen Corporation

 

$

3,695

 

$

(7,857

)

 

 



 



 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator for basic earnings per common share-weighted-average shares

 

 

31,087

 

 

31,135

 

Effect of dilutive securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock options and unvested restricted stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 



 

Denominator for diluted earnings (loss) per common share-adjusted weighted-average shares and assumed conversions

 

 

31,087

 

 

31,135

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Bluegreen Corporation per common share – Basic:

 

$

0.12

 

$

(0.25

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Bluegreen Corporation per common share – Diluted:

 

$

0.12

 

$

(0.25

)

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Comprehensive Income (Loss) and Capital Structure

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes on our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2009, was comprised of net unrealized losses on retained interests in notes receivable sold, which were held as available-for-sale investments. As described in further detail below, our retained interests in notes receivable sold were eliminated on January 1, 2010, in connection with the adoption of new accounting pronouncements. The following table discloses the components of our comprehensive income (loss) for the periods presented (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

4,739

 

$

(6,318

)

Change in net unrealized gains on retained interests in notes receivable sold, net of income taxes

 

 

1,553

 

 

 

 

 



 



 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

 

$

6,292

 

$

(6,318

)

 

 



 



 

The following table details changes in shareholders’ equity, including changes in equity attributable to Bluegreen shareholders and changes in equity attributable to non-controlling interests (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity Attributable to Bluegreen Shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Common
Shares
Outstanding

 

 

 

Total

 

Common
Stock

 

Additional
Paid-in-
Capital

 

Retained
Earnings

 

Treasury
Stock, at
Cost

 

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
loss, net of
Income Taxes

 

Equity
Attributable to
Non-
controlling
Interests

 


 

 

 


 


 










 

34,099

 

Balance at December 31, 2009

 

$

423,220

 

$

341

 

$

187,006

 

$

212,376

 

$

(12,885

)

$

(608

)

$

36,990

 

 

Impact of adoption of ASU 2009-16 and 2009-17

 

 

(60,673

)

 

 

 

 

 

(61,281

)

 

 

 

608

 

 

 


 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

34,099

 

Balance at January 1, 2010

 

 

362,547

 

 

341

 

 

187,006

 

 

151,095

 

 

(12,885

)

$

 

 

36,990

 

 

 

Net (loss)

 

 

(6,318

)

 

 

 

 

 

(7,857

)

 

 

 

 

 

1,539

 

 

Stock compensation

 

 

1,134

 

 

 

 

1,134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

34,099

 

Balance at March 31, 2010

 

$

357,363

 

$

341

 

$

188,140

 

$

143,238

 

$

(12,885

)

$

 

$

38,529

 


 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2009, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2009-17, Improvements to Financial Reporting by Enterprises Involved with Variable Interest Entities (“ASU 2009-17”). ASU 2009-17 changes how a reporting entity determines when an entity that is insufficiently capitalized or is not controlled by the reporting entity through voting (or similar rights) should be consolidated. The determination of whether a reporting entity is required to consolidate another entity is based on, among other things, the other entity’s purpose and design and the reporting entity’s ability to direct the activities of the other entity that most significantly impact the other entity’s economic performance. The new standard requires a number of new disclosures, including additional disclosures about the reporting entity’s involvement with variable interest entities and any significant changes in risk exposure due to that involvement. A reporting entity is required to disclose how its involvement with a variable interest entity affects the reporting entity’s financial statements. ASU 2009-17, which was adopted by us on January 1, 2010, did not impact our consolidated financial statements.

In January 2010, the FASB issued ASU No. 2010-06, which updates the Codification to require new disclosures for assets and liabilities measured at fair value. The requirements include expanded disclosure of valuation methodologies for fair value measurements, transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy, and gross rather than net presentation of certain changes in Level 3 fair value measurements. The updates to the Codification contained in ASU No. 2010-06 became effective for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. However, the requirements related to gross presentation of certain changes in Level 3 fair value measurements, will become effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2010.

For discussion related to the adoption of SFAS Nos. 166 and 167, refer to Note 2 below.

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Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

There are no recently issued accounting standards which we have not yet adopted that are expected to have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

2. Cumulative Effect of a Change in Accounting Principle

On January 1, 2010, we adopted Financial Accounting Standards No. 166, Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets, an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 140 (“SFAS No. 166”) or Accounting Standards Update No. 2009-16, Transfers and Servicing (“ASC 860”): Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets (“ASU 2009-16”) and SFAS No. 167, Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R) (“SFAS No. 167”) or Accounting Standards Update No. 2009-17, Consolidations (Topic 810): Improvements to Financial Reporting by Enterprises Involved with Variable Interest Entities (“ASU No. 2009-17”). As a result of the adoption of these accounting standards we consolidated seven existing special purpose finance entities associated with prior securitization transactions which previously qualified for off-balance sheet sales treatment. We recorded a one-time, non-cash, after-tax reduction to retained earnings of $61.3 million, representing the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle.

The consolidation of the seven special purpose finance entities resulted in the following impacts to our balance sheet at January 1, 2010: (1) assets increased by $319.3 million, primarily representing the consolidation of notes receivable, net of allowance, partially offset by the elimination of our retained interests; (2) liabilities increased by $380.0 million, primarily representing the consolidation of non-recourse debt obligations to securitization investors, partially offset by the elimination of certain deferred tax liabilities; and (3) total Bluegreen Corporation shareholders’ equity decreased by approximately $60.7 million. In addition, the adoption of these standards also impacted our Statement of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2010, as a result of the recognition of higher interest income from VOI notes receivable, partially offset by the absence of accretion income on residual interests that were eliminated, and increased interest expense from the consolidation of debt obligations.

3. Notes Receivable

The table below sets forth additional information relative to our notes receivable (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of,

 

 

 


 

 

 

December 31,
2009

 

March 31,
2010

 

 

 


 


 

Notes receivable secured by VOIs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes receivable – securitized

 

$

169,041

 

$

601,052

 

Notes receivable – non-securitized

 

 

182,191

 

 

173,374

 

Notes receivable secured by homesites

 

 

4,901

 

 

5,173

 

 

 



 



 

Notes receivable, gross

 

 

356,133

 

 

779,599

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(46,826

)

 

(123,956

)

 

 



 



 

Notes receivable, net

 

$

309,307

 

$

655,643

 

 

 



 



 

The weighted-average interest rate on our notes receivable was 14.8% and 15.1% at December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010, respectively. All of our VOI notes receivable bear interest at fixed rates. The weighted-average interest rate charged on loans secured by VOIs was 14.9% and 15.2% at December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010, respectively. Approximately 85.9% of our notes receivable secured by homesites bear interest at variable rates, while the balance bears interest at fixed rates. The weighted-average interest rate charged on notes receivable secured by homesites was 8.8% and 8.2% at December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010, respectively.

Our VOI notes receivable are generally secured by property located in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Aruba. The majority of Bluegreen Communities notes receivable are secured by homesites in Georgia, Texas, and Virginia.

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The table below sets forth the activity in our allowance for uncollectible notes receivable during the three months ended March 31, 2010 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2009

 

$

46,826

 

One time impact of ASU No. 2009-16 and 2009-17 (FAS 166/167) (1)

 

 

86,252

 

Provision for loan losses(2)

 

 

15,012

 

 

Less: Write-offs of uncollectible receivables

 

 

(24,134

)

 

 



 

Balance, March 31, 2010

 

$

123,956

 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

(1)

On January 1, 2010, we adopted ASU No. 2009-16 and ASU No. 2009-17, which required us to consolidate our special purpose finance entities. See Note 2 above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

Includes provision for loan losses on homesite notes receivable and an adjustment of $10.7 million related to an increase in our existing allowance to reflect the expected performance of our notes receivable generated prior to December 15, 2008.

 

The allowance for loan losses by segment as of December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010 was as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegreen
Resorts

 

Bluegreen
Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2009:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes receivable – non-securitized

 

$

182,191

 

$

4,901

 

$

187,092

 

Notes receivable – securitized

 

 

169,041

 

 

 

 

169,041

 

 

 



 



 



 

 

 

 

351,232

 

 

4,901

 

 

356,133

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(46,302

)

 

(524

)

 

(46,826

)

 

 



 



 



 

Notes receivable, net

 

$

304,930

 

$

4,377

 

$

309,307

 

 

 



 



 



 

Allowance as a % of gross notes receivable

 

 

13

%

 

11

%

 

13

%

 

 



 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes receivable– non-securitized

 

$

173,374

 

$

5,173

 

$

178,547

 

Notes receivable – securitized

 

 

601,052

 

 

 

 

601,052

 

 

 



 



 



 

 

 

 

774,426

 

 

5,173

 

 

779,599

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(123,573

)

 

(383

)

 

(123,956

)

 

 



 



 



 

Notes receivable, net

 

$

650,853

 

$

4,790

 

$

655,643

 

 

 



 



 



 

Allowance as a % of gross notes receivable

 

 

16

%

 

7

%

 

16

%

 

 



 



 



 

4. Variable Interest Entities

In accordance with the guidance for the consolidation of variable interest entities, we analyze our variable interests, including loans, guarantees, and equity investments, to determine if an entity in which we have a variable interest is a variable interest entity. Our analysis includes both quantitative and qualitative reviews. We base our quantitative analysis on the forecasted cash flows of the entity, and we base our qualitative analysis on our review of the design of the entity, its organizational structure, including decision-making ability, and relevant financial agreements. We also use our qualitative analyses to determine if we must consolidate a variable interest entity as the primary beneficiary.

We sell, without recourse, through special purpose finance entities, VOI notes receivable originated by Bluegreen Resorts. These transactions provide liquidity for us and transfer the economic risks and certain of the benefits of the notes receivable to third parties. In a securitization, various classes of debt securities are issued by the special purpose finance entities that are generally collateralized by a single tranche of transferred assets, which consist of VOI notes receivable. We service the notes receivable for a fee. With each securitization, we generally retain a portion of the securities.

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Pursuant to generally accepted accounting principles that existed prior to 2010, seven of our eight special purpose finance entities met the definition of a qualified special purpose entity, and we were not required to consolidate those seven entities in our financial statements. Upon the adoption of the new accounting topics related to transfers of financial assets (see Note 2 for additional information), we were required to evaluate these entities for consolidation. Since we created these entities to serve as a financing vehicle for holding assets and related liabilities, and the entities have no equity investment at risk, they are considered variable interest entities. Furthermore, since we continue to service the notes and retain rights to receive benefits that are potentially significant to the entities, we have concluded that we are the entities’ primary beneficiary and, therefore, now consolidate these entities into our financial statements. Please see Note 2 for the impact of initial consolidation of these entities.

At March 31, 2010, the principal balance of VOI notes receivable included within our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet that are restricted to satisfy obligations of the variable interest entities’ obligations totaled $601.1 million. In addition, approximately $36.5 million of our restricted cash is held in accounts for the benefit of the variable interest entities. Further, at March 31, 2010, the carrying amount of the consolidated liabilities included within our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet for these variable interest entities totaled $516.3 million, comprised of non-recourse receivable-backed notes payable. The debt of these entities is generally non-recourse to us. See Receivable-Backed Notes Payable below.

Under the terms of our timeshare note sales, we have the right at our option to repurchase or substitute for defaulted mortgage notes at the outstanding principal balance plus accrued interest or, in some facilities, at 24% of the original sale price associated with the defaulted mortgage note. The transaction documents typically limit such repurchases or substitutions to 15-20% of the receivables originally funded into the transaction. Voluntary repurchases or substitutions by us of defaulted notes during the first quarter of 2009 and 2010 were $19.8 million and $14.1 million, respectively.

5. Lines-of-Credit, Receivable-Backed Notes Payable, and Junior Subordinated Debentures

Lines-of-Credit and Notes Payable

Please refer to the Liquidity and Capital Resources section included in Item 2 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of this report for additional information related to our debt. Additional information regarding our debt is also included in the Annual Report. The table below sets forth the balances of our lines-of-credit and notes payable (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 


 

 

 

December 31, 2009

 

March 31, 2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

Balance

 

Interest
Rate

 

Carrying
Amount of
Pledged
Assets

 

Balance

 

Interest
Rate

 

Carrying
Amount of
Pledged
Assets

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GMAC AD&C Facility

 

$

87,415

 

 

4.73%

 

$

145,031

 

$

79,184

 

4.75%

 

$

128,057

 

The GMAC Communities Facility

 

 

38,479

 

 

10.00%

 

 

110,613

 

 

36,886

 

10.00%

 

 

108,871

 

Wachovia Notes Payable

 

 

24,497

 

 

2.23 – 2.58%

 

 

44,686

 

 

21,895

 

2.25 – 2.60%

 

 

44,699

 

Wachovia Line-of-Credit

 

 

15,700

 

 

1.98%

 

 

 

 

14,500

 

2.00%

 

 

 

Textron AD&C Facility

 

 

12,757

 

 

4.50 –4.75%

 

 

27,582

 

 

12,551

 

4.50 –4.75%

 

 

27,000

 

Fifth Third Bank Note Payable

 

 

3,381

 

 

3.23%

 

 

4,841

 

 

3,324

 

3.25%

 

 

4,801

 

Other

 

 

3,552

 

 

4.25 – 12.50%

 

 

3,851

 

 

3,396

 

5.00 – 11.03%

 

 

3,799

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 



 

Total

 

$

185,781

 

 

 

 

$

336,604

 

$

171,736

 

 

 

$

317,227

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 



 

Significant changes since December 31, 2009 include:

The GMAC AD&C Facility. During the first quarter of 2010, we repaid $8.2 million of the outstanding balance under this facility. As of March 31, 2010, we had no availability under this facility.

The GMAC Communities Facility. During the first quarter of 2010, we repaid $1.6 million on this facility. As of March 31, 2010, we had no availability under this facility.

During April 2010, GMAC assigned all rights, title, and interest in the GMAC Communities Facility to H4BG, LP. This assignment did not affect any of the material financial terms of the loan agreement and this facility will subsequently be known as the H4BG Communities Facility.

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The Wachovia Notes Payable. As of March 31, 2010, we had approximately $21.9 million of outstanding debt to Wachovia Bank, N.A. (“Wachovia”) under various notes payable collateralized by certain of our timeshare resorts or sales offices (the “Wachovia Notes Payable”). During the first quarter of 2010, we made a required principal payment of $2.6 million related to the various Wachovia Note Payable loans. In April 2010, we executed an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A, the parent Company of Wachovia (“Wells Fargo”), to refinance the remaining $21.9 million outstanding under the Wachovia Notes Payable into a new term loan. See Wells Fargo Term Loan below for further details.

The Wachovia Line-of-Credit. As of March 31, 2010, we had an unsecured line-of-credit with Wachovia. Amounts borrowed under the line bear interest at 30-day LIBOR plus 1.75% (2.00% at March 31, 2010). Interest is due monthly. During the first quarter of 2010, we repaid $1.2 million on this line-of-credit. In April 2010, the remaining $14.5 million was refinanced by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. See Wells Fargo Term Loan below for further details.

The Wells Fargo Term Loan. On April 30, 2010, we entered into a definitive agreement with Wells Fargo, which amended, restated and consolidated our notes payable to Wachovia and the line-of-credit issued by Wachovia into a single term loan with Wells Fargo (the “Wells Fargo Term Loan”). As described above, the notes payable and line of credit which were consolidated into the Wells Fargo Term Loan had a total outstanding balance of $36.4 million as of April 30, 2010. In connection with the closing of the Wells Fargo Term Loan, we made a principal payment of $0.4 million, reducing the balance to $36.0 million, and paid accrued interest on the existing Wachovia debt. The Wells Fargo Term Loan is scheduled to mature on April 30, 2012 and bears interest at 30-day LIBOR + 6.87%. Principal payments will be effected through agreed-upon release prices as real estate collateralizing the Wells Fargo Term Loan is sold, subject to minimum required amortization of $5.2 million in 2010, $10.6 million in 2011 and $20.2 million in 2012. In addition to the resort projects previously pledged as collateral for the various notes payable to Wachovia, we pledged additional timeshare interests, resorts real estate, and the residual interests in certain of our sold VOI notes receivables as collateral for the Wells Fargo Term Loan. Wells Fargo has the right to receive as additional collateral, the residual interest in one future transaction which creates such a retained interest. The Wells Fargo term loan contains certain financial and non-financial covenants that we believe are typical to these types of transactions.

Receivable-Backed Notes Payable

The table below sets forth the balances of our receivable-backed notes payable facilities (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

As of

 

 

 


 

 

 

December 31, 2009

 

March 31, 2010

 

 

 


 


 

Recourse receivable-backed notes
payable:

 

Debt
Balance

 

Interest
Rate

 

Principal
Balance of Pledged/
Secured
Receivables

 

Debt
Balance

 

Interest
Rate

 

Principal
Balance of
Pledged/
Secured
Receivables

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Bank Facility

 

$

59,055

 

5.75

%

 

$

68,175

 

$

61,817

 

5.75

%

 

$

71,706

 

GE Bluegreen/Big Cedar Receivables Facility

 

 

32,834

 

1.98

%

 

 

35,935

 

 

30,392

 

2.00

%

 

 

33,828

 

The Wells Fargo Facility

 

 

14,409

 

4.00

%

 

 

15,926

 

 

11,279

 

4.00

%

 

 

12,293

 

GMAC Receivables Facility

 

 

5,228

 

4.23

%

 

 

6,331

 

 

4,701

 

4.25

%

 

 

5,757

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 



 

Total

 

$

111,526

 

 

 

 

$

126,367

 

$

108,189

 

 

 

 

$

123,584

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-recourse receivable-backed notes payable previously reported as off-balance sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(except for the BB&T Purchase Facility)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BB&T Purchase Facility

 

$

131,302

 

5.75

%

 

$

166,562

 

$

122,302

 

5.75

%

 

$

158,189

 

GE 2004 Facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,611

 

7.16

%

 

 

13,473

 

2004 Term Securitization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,894

 

5.27

%

 

 

28,567

 

2005 Term Securitization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70,682

 

5.98

%

 

 

77,818

 

GE 2006 Facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58,505

 

7.35

%

 

 

67,610

 

2006 Term Securitization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64,001

 

6.16

%

 

 

69,809

 

2007 Term Securitization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

119,531

 

7.32

%

 

 

135,048

 

2008 Term Securitization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44,807

 

7.88

%

 

 

50,538

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 



 

Total Non-recourse debt

 

 

131,302

 

 

 

 

 

166,562

 

 

516,333

 

 

 

 

 

601,052

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 



 

Total Receivable-backed debt

 

$

242,828

 

 

 

 

$

292,929

 

$

624,522

 

 

 

 

$

724,636

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 



 

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Significant changes since December 31, 2009 include:

Liberty Bank Facility. During the first quarter of 2010, we pledged $8.3 million of VOI notes receivable to this facility and received cash proceeds of $7.5 million. We also made repayments of $4.7 million on the facility during the first quarter of 2010. In April 2010, we transferred $1.2 million of VOI notes receivable to Liberty and received cash proceeds of $1.1 million.

GE Bluegreen/Big Cedar Receivables Facility. During the first quarter of 2010, we repaid $2.4 million on this facility.

The Wells Fargo Facility. During the first quarter of 2010, we repaid $3.1 million on this facility.

BB&T Purchase Facility. During the first quarter of 2010, we did not pledge any VOI notes receivable to this facility. We made repayments of $9.0 million on the facility during the first quarter of 2010.

Receivable-Backed Notes Payable previously reported as off-balance sheet.

As discussed in further detail in Notes 2 and 4 above, on January 1, 2010, we consolidated our special purpose finance entities and associated receivable-backed notes payable. These entities and their associated debt were not required to be consolidated during periods prior to January 1, 2010. Historically, we have been a party to a number of securitization-type transactions, in which we sold receivables to one of our special purpose finance entities which, in turn, sold the receivables either directly to third parties or to a trust established for the transaction. The receivables were sold on a non-recourse basis (except for breaches of certain representations and warranties). Under these arrangements, the cash payments received from obligors on the receivables sold are generally applied monthly to pay fees to service providers, make interest and principal payments to investors, fund required reserves, if any, with the remaining balance of such cash retained by us; however, to the extent the portfolio of receivables fails to satisfy specified performance criteria (as may occur due to an increase in default rates or loan loss severity) or other trigger events, the funds received from obligors are distributed on an accelerated basis to investors. Depending on the circumstances and the transaction, the application of the accelerated payment formula may be permanent or temporary until the

Junior Subordinated Debentures

As more fully disclosed in the Annual Report, we have formed statutory business trusts (collectively, the “Trusts”), each of which issued trust preferred securities and invested the proceeds thereof in our junior subordinated debentures. The Trusts are variable interest entities in which we are not the primary beneficiary as defined by ASC 810. Accordingly, we do not consolidate the operations of the Trusts; instead, the Trusts are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Interest on the junior subordinated debentures and distributions on the trust preferred securities are payable quarterly in arrears at the same interest rate.

On March 30, 2010, the interest rates on the securities issued by Bluegreen Statutory Trust (“BST”) I contractually changed from a fixed-rate of 9.160% to a variable rate equal to the 3-month LIBOR + 4.90% (5.19% as of March 31, 2010).

On July 30, 2010, the interest rate on the securities issued by BST II and BST III are contractually scheduled to change from a fixed- rate of 9.158% and 9.193%, respectively, to a variable rate equal to the 3-month LIBOR + 4.85%.

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6. Common Stock and Stock Option Plans

Share-Based Compensation

There were no grants of restricted stock or stock options during the three months ended March 31, 2009 or 2010.

Total stock-based compensation expense for non-employee directors and employees during the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2010 was $1.2 million and $1.1 million, respectively. The following table sets forth certain information related to our unrecognized compensation for our stock-based awards as of March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of March 31, 2010

 

Weighted
Average
Remaining
Recognition
Period

 

Unrecognized
Compensation

 


 


 


 

 

 

(in years)

 

(000’s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock Option Awards

 

 

2.1

 

$

3,570

 

Restricted Stock Awards

 

 

2.9

 

$

7,368

 

Changes in options outstanding under our stock option plans are presented below (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding
Options

 

Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
Per Share

 

Number of
Shares
Exercisable

 

Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2009

 

 

2,795

 

$

9.64

 

 

956

 

$

7

 

Granted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited

 

 

(78

)

$

12.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2010

 

 

2,717

 

$

9.55

 

 

956

 

$

99

 

The aggregate intrinsic value of our stock options outstanding and exercisable was $7,300 and $99,100 as of December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010, respectively.

The weighted-average exercise prices and weighted-average remaining contractual lives of our outstanding stock options at March 31, 2010 (grouped by range of exercise prices) were:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number
of Options

 

Number of
Vested Options

 

Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term

 

Weighted-
Average
Exercise Price

 

Weighted-
Average
Exercise Price
(Vested Only)

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

(In 000’s)

 

(In 000’s)

 

(In years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$2.11 - $3.00

 

 

155

 

 

155

 

 

7.4

 

$

2.63

 

$

2.63

 

$3.01 - $4.52

 

 

378

 

 

378

 

 

2.6

 

$

3.46

 

$

3.46

 

$4.53 - $6.79

 

 

168

 

 

168

 

 

5.0

 

$

5.92

 

$

5.92

 

$6.80 - $10.20

 

 

937

 

 

 

 

5.5

 

$

7.69

 

$

 

$10.21 - $15.31

 

 

584

 

 

114

 

 

6.4

 

$

11.94

 

$

11.47

 

$15.32 - $18.36

 

 

495

 

 

141

 

 

5.3

 

$

18.27

 

$

18.04

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,717

 

 

956

 

 

5.3

 

$

9.55

 

$

6.87

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A summary of the status of our unvested restricted stock awards and activity during the three months ended March 31, 2010 was as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-vested Restricted Shares

 

Number
of Shares

 

Weighted-Average
Grant-Date
Fair Value per Share

 


 


 


 

 

 

(In 000’s)

 

 

 

 

Unvested at January 1, 2010

 

 

1,426

 

$

7.94

 

Granted

 

 

 

 

 

Vested

 

 

(23

)

 

2.75

 

Forfeited

 

 

(45

)

 

8.28

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Unvested at March 31, 2010

 

 

1,358

 

$

8.02

 

7. Inventory

Our inventory holdings, summarized by division, are set forth below (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 


 

 

 

December 31,
2009

 

March 31,
2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegreen Resorts

 

$

370,470

 

$

341,566

 

Bluegreen Communities

 

 

145,447

 

 

137,362

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

$

515,917

 

$

478,928

 

 

 



 



 

A detail of our VOI inventory is set forth below (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 


 

 

 

December 31,
2009

 

March 31,
2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed VOI units

 

$

287,176

 

$

252,857

 

Construction-in-progress

 

 

8,243

 

 

11,936

 

Real estate for future development

 

 

75,051

 

 

76,773

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

$

370,470

 

$

341,566

 

 

 



 



 

As a result of our continued low volume, reduced prices, and the impact of reduced sales on the forecasted sell-out period of our projects, we recorded non-cash charges to cost of real estate sales of approximately $168,000 and $5.3 million during the first quarters of 2009 and 2010, respectively, to write-down the inventory balances of certain phases of our completed properties, to their estimated net realizable value. We calculated the estimated fair value of these impaired properties based on our analysis of their estimated future cash flows (Level 3 inputs), discounted at rates commensurate with the risk inherent in the property.

Total interest expense capitalized to construction in progress was $881,000 and $71,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2010, respectively.

8. Fair Value of Financial Instruments

We used the following methods and assumptions in estimating the fair values of our financial instruments:

Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents: The amounts reported in our consolidated balance sheets for cash and cash equivalents approximate fair value.

Restricted cash: The amounts reported in our consolidated balance sheets for restricted cash approximate fair value.

Contracts receivable: The amounts reported in our consolidated balance sheets for contracts receivable approximate fair value. The majority of our contracts receivable relate to unclosed homesite sales and are non-interest bearing and generally convert into cash within thirty to forty-five days.

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Notes receivable: The fair values of our notes receivable are based on estimated future cash flows considering contractual payments and estimates of prepayments and defaults, discounted at a market rate.

Lines-of-credit, notes payable, and receivable-backed notes payable: The amounts reported in our consolidated balance sheets approximate fair value for indebtedness that provides for variable interest rates. The fair value of our fixed-rate, non-recourse receivable-back notes payable was determined by discounting the net cash outflows estimated to be used to repay the debt. These obligations are to be satisfied using the proceeds from the loans that secure these obligations and are non-recourse to the Company.

Junior subordinated debentures: The fair values of our junior subordinated debentures were based on the discounted value of contractual cash flows at a market discount rate or market price quotes from the over-the-counter bond market.

The carrying amounts and estimated fair value of our financial instruments are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2009

 

As of March 31, 2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

Carrying
Amount

 

Estimated
Fair Value

 

Carrying
Amount

 

Estimated
Fair Value

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricting cash and cash equivalents

 

$

70,491

 

$

70,491

 

$

50,951

 

$

50,951

 

Restricted cash

 

 

23,908

 

 

23,908

 

 

53,113

 

 

53,113

 

Contracts receivable, net

 

 

4,826

 

 

4,826

 

 

4,993

 

 

4,993

 

Notes receivable, net

 

 

309,307

 

 

279,208

 

 

655,643

 

 

660,000

 

Retained interests in notes receivable sold

 

 

78,313

 

 

78,313

 

 

 

 

 

Lines-of-credit, notes payable, and receivable- backed notes payable

 

 

428,609

 

 

428,609

 

 

796,258

 

 

770,671

 

Junior subordinated debentures

 

 

110,827

 

 

60,522

 

 

110,827

 

 

58,222

 

9. Business Segments

We have two reportable business segments – Bluegreen Resorts and Bluegreen Communities. Bluegreen Resorts develops markets and sells VOIs in our resorts, through the Bluegreen Vacation Club, and provides resort management services to resort property owners associations. Bluegreen Resorts also earns fees from third parties for providing sales, marketing, construction management, title, and resort management services to third party resort developers and owners. Bluegreen Communities acquires large tracts of real estate, which are subdivided, improved (in some cases to include a golf course on the property and other related amenities) and sold, typically on a retail basis as homesites. Our reportable segments are business units that offer different products. The reportable segments are each managed separately because they sell distinct products with different development, marketing and selling methods.

We evaluate the performance and allocate resources to each business segment based on its respective segment operating profit. Segment operating profit is operating profit prior to the allocation of corporate overhead, interest income, other income or expense items, interest expense, income taxes, and income attributable to non-controlling interest. Inventory, notes receivable and fixed assets are the only assets that we evaluate on a segment basis — all other assets are only evaluated on a consolidated basis. The accounting policies of the reportable segments are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies in Note 1.

Information for our business segments is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegreen
Resorts

 

Bluegreen
Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2009:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of real estate

 

$

43,520

 

$

2,335

 

$

45,855

 

Other resort and communities operations revenue

 

 

13,616

 

 

350

 

 

13,966

 

Depreciation expense

 

 

1,304

 

 

154

 

 

1,458

 

Segment operating profit (loss)

 

 

7,559

 

 

(1,402

)

 

6,157

 

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Bluegreen
Resorts

 

Bluegreen
Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of real estate

 

$

22,573

 

$

3,666

 

$

26,239

 

Other resort and communities operations revenue

 

 

15,976

 

 

351

 

 

16,327

 

Depreciation expense

 

 

1,419

 

 

136

 

 

1,555

 

Segment operating loss

 

 

(783

)

 

(7,742

)

 

(8,525

)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegreen
Resorts

 

Bluegreen
Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

As of December 31, 2009:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes receivable, net

 

$

304,930

 

$

4,377

 

$

309,307

 

Inventory

 

 

370,470

 

 

145,447

 

 

515,917

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

70,036

 

 

6,153

 

 

76,189

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegreen
Resorts

 

Bluegreen
Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

As of March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes receivable, net

 

$

650,853

 

$

4,790

 

$

655,643

 

Inventory

 

 

341,566

 

 

137,362

 

 

478,928

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

69,108

 

 

5,952

 

 

75,060

 

Reconciliations to Consolidated Amounts

Segment operating profit (loss) for our reportable segments reconciled to our consolidated income (loss) before non-controlling interest, provision (benefit) for (from) income taxes and discontinued operations are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating profit (loss) from continuing operations for reportable segments

 

$

6,157

 

$

(8,525

)

Interest income

 

 

18,493

 

 

27,491

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(535

)

 

332

 

Corporate general and administrative expenses

 

 

(9,525

)

 

(14,338

)

Interest expense

 

 

(7,335

)

 

(17,054

)

 

 



 



 

Consolidated income (loss) before non-controlling interests, provision (benefit) for income taxes and discontinued operations

 

$

7,255

 

$

(12,094

)

 

 



 



 

Depreciation expense for our reportable segments reconciled to our consolidated depreciation expense is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

Depreciation expense for reportable segments

 

$

1,458

 

$

1,555

 

Depreciation expense for corporate fixed assets

 

 

1,291

 

 

896

 

 

 



 



 

Consolidated depreciation expense

 

$

2,749

 

$

2,451

 

 

 



 



 

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Assets for our reportable segments reconciled to our consolidated assets (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 


 

 

 

December 31,
2009

 

March 31,
2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

Notes receivable for reportable segments

 

$

309,307

 

$

655,643

 

Inventory for reportable segments

 

 

515,917

 

 

478,928

 

Property and equipment, net for reportable segments

 

 

76,189

 

 

75,060

 

Assets not allocated to reportable segments

 

 

229,852

 

 

179,883

 

 

 



 



 

Total assets

 

$

1,131,265

 

$

1,389,514

 

 

 



 



 

Geographic Information

Sales of real estate by geographic area are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

United States

 

$

44,241

 

$

24,702

 

Aruba

 

 

1,614

 

 

1,537

 

 

 



 



 

Consolidated totals

 

$

45,855

 

$

26,239

 

 

 



 



 

Total assets by geographic area are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 


 

 

 

December 31,
2009

 

March 31,
2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

United States

 

$

1,123,841

 

$

1,383,415

 

Aruba

 

 

7,424

 

 

6,099

 

 

 



 



 

Total assets

 

$

1,131,265

 

$

1,389,514

 

 

 



 



 

10. Income Taxes

We and our subsidiaries file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various states and foreign jurisdictions. With certain exceptions, we are no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before 2005.

We evaluate our tax positions based upon FASB ASC 740-10 (previously FASB Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes-an Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109), which clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in tax positions. Based on an evaluation of uncertain tax provisions, we are required to measure tax benefits based on the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50% likely of being realized upon settlement. In accordance with our accounting policy, we recognize interest and penalties related to unrecognized taxes as a component of general and administrative expenses.

On May 1, 2009, we received a notice from the North Carolina Department of Revenue informing us of its proposal to assess us for taxes, interest, and penalties totaling approximately $500,000. The assessment notice relates to our corporate income tax returns for fiscal years 2004, 2005, and 2006. After further review by the North Carolina Department of Revenue, we received a final assessment for additional tax and interest totaling $62,000. On March 31, 2010, we paid the assessment and received notice from the North Carolina Department of Revenue that the tax years 2004, 2005 and 2006 are now closed.

On April 22, 2010, we received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that the 2008 Federal partnership return for one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, Bluegreen Southwest One, LP, has been selected for audit. We intend to fully

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comply with any requests from the Internal Revenue Service and, while there is no assurance as to the results of the audit, we do not currently anticipate any adjustments related to this examination.

As of March 31, 2010, we did not have any significant amounts accrued for interest and penalties, and we had no significant amounts recorded for uncertain tax positions.

As described in Note 2, we recorded a one-time non-cash pre-tax reduction to shareholders’ equity of approximately $60.7 million in conjunction with the adoption of ASU No. 2009-16 and 2009-17 as of January 1, 2010. That amount included a $35.0 million reduction in our net deferred tax liability.

11. Contingencies

Bluegreen Resorts

Tennessee Tax Audit

In 2005, the State of Tennessee Audit Division (the “Division”) audited certain subsidiaries within Bluegreen Resorts for the period from December 1, 2001 through December 31, 2004. On September 23, 2006, the Division issued a notice of assessment for approximately $652,000 of accommodations tax based on the use of Bluegreen Vacation Club accommodations by Bluegreen Vacation Club members who became members through the purchase of non-Tennessee property. We believe the attempt to impose such a tax is contrary to Tennessee law and have vigorously opposed, and intend to continue to vigorously oppose, such assessment by the Division. An informal conference was held in December 2007 to discuss this matter with representatives of the Division. No formal resolution of the issue was reached during the conference and no further action has to date been initiated by the State of Tennessee. While the timeshare industry has been successful in challenging the imposition of sales taxes on the use of accommodations by timeshare owners, there is no assurance that we will be successful in contesting the current assessment.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Lawsuit

On October 28, 2008, in Cause No. 479 M.D. 2008, styled Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Acting by Attorney General Thomas W. Corbett, Jr. v. Bluegreen Corporation, Bluegreen Resorts, Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Inc. and Great Vacation Destinations, Inc., in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania acting through its Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Bluegreen Corporation, Bluegreen Resorts, Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Inc. and Great Vacation Destinations, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bluegreen Corporation) alleging violations of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Laws. The lawsuit alleged that we used sales and marketing methods or practices that were unlawful under Pennsylvania law and seeks a permanent injunction preventing us from using such methods and practices in the future. The lawsuit also sought civil penalties and restitution on behalf of Pennsylvania consumers. The lawsuit does not seek to permanently restrain us or any of our affiliates from doing business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The parties have reached settlement on this matter and on March 15, 2010 we signed a consent petition and forwarded it to the Attorney General’s office for counter-signature and filing with the appropriate court offices. As of March 31, 2010, $225,000 was accrued in connection with the resolution of this matter.

Destin, Florida Deposit Dispute Lawsuit

In Cause No. 2006-Ca-3374, styled Joseph M. Scheyd, Jr., P.A. vs. Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Inc.,; Hubert A. Laird; and MSB of Destin, Inc., in the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, the Plaintiff as escrow agent brought an interpleader action seeking a determination as to whether we, as purchaser, or Hubert A. Laird and MSB of Destin, Inc. as seller, were entitled to the $1.4 million escrow deposit being maintained with the escrow agent pursuant to a purchase and sale contract for real property located in Destin, Florida. Both we and the seller have brought cross-claims for breach of the underlying purchase and sale contract. The seller alleges we failed to perform under the terms of the purchase and sale contract and thus they are entitled to retain the escrow deposit. We maintain that our decision not to close on the purchase of the subject real property was proper under the purchase and sale contract and therefore we are entitled to a return of the full escrow deposit. The seller has amended its complaint to include a fraud count. We intend to vigorously defend this claim.

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Bluegreen Communities

Mountain Lakes Mineral Rights

Bluegreen Southwest One, L.P., (“Southwest”), a subsidiary of Bluegreen Corporation, is the developer of the Mountain Lakes subdivision in Texas. In Cause No. 28006, styled Betty Yvon Lesley et a1 v. Bluff Dale Development Corporation, Bluegreen Southwest One. L.P. et al., in the 266th Judicial District Court, Erath County, Texas, the plaintiffs filed a declaratory judgment action against Southwest seeking to develop their reserved mineral interests in, on and under the Mountain Lakes subdivision. The plaintiffs’ claims are based on property law, oil and gas law, contract and tort theories. The property owners association and some of the individual landowners have filed cross actions against Bluegreen, Southwest and individual directors of the property owners association related to the mineral rights and certain amenities in the subdivision as described below. On January 17, 2007, the court ruled that the restrictions placed on the development that prohibited oil and gas production and development were invalid and not enforceable as a matter of law, that such restrictions did not prohibit the development of the plaintiffs’ prior reserved mineral interests and that Southwest breached its duty to lease the minerals to third parties for development. The court further ruled that Southwest was the sole holder of the right to lease the minerals to third parties. The order granting the plaintiffs’ motion was severed into a new cause styled Cause No. 28769 Betty Yvon Lesley et a1 v. Bluff Dale Development Corporation, Bluegreen Southwest One. L.P. et al. in the 266th Judicial District Court, Erath County, Texas. Southwest appealed the trial court’s ruling. On January 22, 2009, in Bluegreen Southwest One, L.P. et al. v. Betty Yvon Lesley et al., in the 11th Court of Appeals, Eastland, Texas, the Appellate Court reversed the trial court’s decision and ruled in Southwest’s favor and determined that all executive rights were owned by Southwest and then transferred to the individual property owners in connection with the sales of land. All property owner claims were decided in favor of Southwest. It was also decided that Southwest did not breach a fiduciary duty to the plaintiffs as an executive rights holder. As a result of this decision, no damages or attorneys’ fees are owed to the plaintiffs. On May 14, 2009, the plaintiffs filed an appeal with the Texas Supreme Court asking the Court to reverse the Appellate Court’s decision in favor of Bluegreen. No information is available as to when the Texas Supreme Court will render a decision as to whether or not it will take the appeal.

Separately, one of the amenity lakes in the Mountain Lakes development did not reach the expected water level after construction was completed. Owners of homesites within the Mountain Lakes subdivision and the property owners Association of Mountain Lakes have asserted cross claims against Southwest and Bluegreen regarding such failure as part of the Lesley litigation described above as well as in Cause No. 067-223662-07, Property Owners Association of Mountain Lakes Ranch, Inc. v. Bluegreen Southwest One, L.P. et al., in the 67th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas. This case has been settled and the entire $3.4 million settlement was paid in March of 2010. Additional claims may be pursued in the future by certain individual lot owners within the Mountain Lakes subdivision in connection with these matters, but it is not possible at this time to estimate the likelihood of loss or amount of potential exposure with respect to any such matters, including the likelihood that any such loss may exceed the amount accrued.

Catawba Falls Preserve Homeowner’s Association Demand Letter

By letter dated October 2, 2008, the Catawba Falls Preserve Homeowners Association demanded payment for (i) construction of pedestrian pathways and certain equestrian stables allegedly promised by us but never constructed, (ii) repairs to roads and culverts within the community, and (iii) landscaping improvements to the community’s gated entrance. The parties have reached tentative settlement of the matter but several details remain to be resolved before the matter will be concluded. As such, the parties have executed a tolling agreement which is effective until June 30, 2010. As of March 31, 2010, we have accrued approximately $330,000 covering cash payments and conveyance of two (2) vacant parcels within the community to the homeowners association. There is no assurance that this matter will be settled on the contemplated terms, or at all, or that the amounts which we may ultimately owe with respect to this matter will not be in excess of the amounts which we have accrued.

Marshall, et al. Lawsuit regarding Community Amenities

On September 14, 2009, in Cause No. 09-09-08763-CV, styled William Marshall and Patricia Marshall, et al. v Bluegreen Southwest One, L.P., Bluegreen Southwest Land, Inc., Bluegreen Corporation, Stephen Davis, and Bluegreen Communities of Texas, L.P., Plaintiffs brought suit against us alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and negligence with regards to the Ridgelake Shores subdivision we developed in Montgomery County, Texas. More specifically, the Plaintiffs allege misrepresentation concerning the usability of the lakes within the community for fishing and sporting and the general level of quality at which the community would be developed and thereafter maintained. The lawsuit seeks material damages and the estimated cost to remediate the lake is $600,000. We intend to vigorously defend the lawsuit.

Schawrz, et al. Lawsuit regarding Community Amenities

On September 18, 2008, in Cause No. 2008-5U-CV-1358-WI, styled Paul A. Schwarz and Barbara S. Schwarz v. Bluegreen Communities of Georgia, LLC and Bluegreen Corporation, Plaintiffs brought suit against us alleging fraud

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and misrepresentation with regards to the construction of a marina at the Sanctuary Cove subdivision located in Camden County, Georgia. Plaintiff subsequently withdrew the fraud and misrepresentation counts and replaced them with a count alleging violation of racketeering laws, including mail fraud and wire fraud. On January 25, 2010, Plaintiffs filed a second complaint seeking approval to proceed with the lawsuit as a class action on behalf of more than 100 persons who claim to be harmed by the alleged activities in a similar manner as Plaintiffs. No decision has yet been made by the Court as to whether they will certify a class. We deny the allegations and intend to vigorously defend the lawsuit.

12. Related Party Transactions

During the first quarter of 2010, we incurred fees of approximately $850,000 for a variety of management advisory services performed by Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC, a subsidiary of BFC Financial Corporation (“BFC”). BFC beneficially owns approximately 52% of our common stock. In addition, Alan B. Levan and John E. Abdo, our Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, serve as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of BFC and Vice Chairman of BFC, respectively, and may be deemed to control BFC by virtue of their ownership position in BFC.

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Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors

We desire to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are making the following statements to do so. Certain statements in this Quarterly Report and our other filings with the SEC constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. You may identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe”, “will,” “should,” “project,” “estimate,” “plan” or other comparable terminology or by other statements that do not relate to historical facts. All statements, trend analyses and other information relative to the market for our products, remaining life-of-project sales, our expected future sales, gross margin, financial position, operating results, liquidity and capital resources, our business strategy, financial plan and expected capital requirements as well as trends in our operations, receivables performance or results are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, including changes in economic conditions, generally, in areas where we operate, or in the travel and tourism industry, availability of financing, increases in interest rates, changes in regulations and other factors discussed throughout our SEC filings, including the Risk Factors section of such filings, all of which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry trends, to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements or trends expressed or implied herein. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and no assurance can be given that the plans, estimates and expectations reflected herein will be achieved. Factors that could adversely affect our future results can also be considered general risk factors with respect to our business, whether or not they relate to a forward-looking statement. We wish to caution you that the important factors set forth below and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report in some cases have affected, and in the future could affect, our actual results and could cause them to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements.

 

 

 

 

The state of the economy, generally, interest rates and the availability of financing affect our ability to market VOIs and residential homesites.

 

 

 

 

We would incur substantial losses and our liquidity position could be adversely impacted if the customers we finance default on their obligations.

 

 

 

 

Our business plan historically has depended on our ability to sell or borrow against our notes receivable to support our liquidity and profitability.

 

 

 

 

While we have attempted to restructure our business to reduce our need for and reliance on financing for liquidity in the short term, there is no assurance that such restructuring will be successful or that our business and profitability will not otherwise continue to depend on our ability to obtain financing, which may not be available on favorable terms, or at all.

 

 

 

 

Our results of operations and financial condition could be adversely impacted if our estimates concerning our notes receivable are incorrect, and our new credit underwriting standards may not have the anticipated favorable impact on performance.

 

 

 

 

Our future success depends on our ability to market our products successfully and efficiently.

 

 

 

 

We are subject to the risks of the real estate market and the risks associated with real estate development, including the declines in real estate values and the deterioration of real estate sales.

 

 

 

 

Our adoption on January 1, 2010 of accounting guidance requiring the consolidation of our special purpose finance entities had a material adverse impact on our net worth, leverage, and book value per share, and could have an adverse impact on our profits in the future.

 

 

 

 

We may not be successful in increasing or expanding our fee-based services relationships and our fee-based service activities may not become an increasing portion of our business or generate profits, which may have an adverse impact on our results of operations and financial condition.

 

 

 

 

Claims for development-related defects could adversely affect our financial condition and operating results.

 

 

 

 

The resale market for VOIs could adversely affect our business.

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We may be adversely affected by extensive federal, state and local laws and regulations and changes in applicable laws and regulations, including with respect to the imposition of additional taxes on operations.

 

 

 

 

Environmental liabilities, including claims with respect to mold or hazardous or toxic substances, could have a material adverse impact on our business.

 

 

 

 

The ratings of third-party rating agencies could adversely impact our ability to obtain, renew, or extend credit facilities, debt, or otherwise raise capital.

 

 

 

 

We have significant debt maturing in the near term which could adversely impact our liquidity position, and, if necessary, we may not be successful in refinancing the debt on favorable terms, if at all.

 

 

 

 

The loss of the services of our key management and personnel could adversely affect our business.

Executive Overview

Our results for the first quarter of 2010 reflect our continued efforts to improve our cash flows from operations by targeting higher cash down payments on sales of VOIs, by limiting the number of VOI sales for which we provide financing and by improving our selling and marketing efficiencies in our Resorts Division. Our results also reflect our efforts to increase our cash fee-based service businesses. While our cash flows from operations and our Resorts Division segment operating margin reflects the success of these efforts, the Communities Division continued to be impacted low consumer demand for homesites, during the quarter.

Additionally, during the first quarter of 2010:

 

 

 

 

Our Communities Division generated a segment operating loss of $7.7 million, including a non-cash charge of $5.3 million associated with the write-down of certain completed inventory to net realizable value.

 

 

 

 

The adoption of SFAS 167 on January 1, 2010 resulted in our consolidation of seven existing special purpose financing entities that are associated with past securitization transactions. In addition to the material changes to our Balance Sheet (see Note 2 in our Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements), the consolidation of these special purpose finance entities impacted the Statement of Operations during the first quarter of 2010 by increasing our interest income from VOI notes receivable and increasing interest expense on notes payable, compared to prior periods.

 

 

 

 

We recorded a charge of approximately $10.7 million to increase the reserve for loan losses on our VOI notes receivables generated prior to December 15, 2008, most of which were accounted for off-balance sheet prior to January 1, 2010.

During the first quarter of 2010, our Resorts Division operated 21 sales offices and completed 4,795 sales transactions. This compares to 18 sales offices and 3,770 completed sales transactions during the first quarter of 2009. While we believe our Communities business continues to be impacted by the deterioration of the real estate market, it generated higher sales volume in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 2009, as a result of changes to its pricing and marketing strategy which resulted in lower average sales prices per homesite during the first quarter of 2010 compared to the first quarter of 2009.

As we discuss further under “Liquidity and Capital Resources”, our Resorts sales operations are materially dependent on the availability of liquidity in the credit markets. Historically, we have provided financing to a significant portion of our Bluegreen Resorts customers. Such financing typically involves the consumer making a minimum 10% cash down payment, with the balance being financed by us over a ten-year period. As Bluegreen Resorts’ selling, general and administrative expenses typically exceed the cash down payment, we have historically maintained credit facilities pursuant to which we pledged or sold our consumer notes receivable. Furthermore, we also engaged in private placement term securitization transactions or similar arrangements to periodically pay down all or a portion of our note receivable credit facilities.

There has been and continues to be an unprecedented disruption in the credit markets that has made obtaining additional and replacement external sources of liquidity more difficult and, if available, more expensive. The term securitization market continues to be limited and, as a result, we believe that financial institutions have been and continue to be more cautious about entering into new credit facilities for the purpose of providing financing on consumer receivables. Several lenders to the timeshare industry, including certain of our lenders, have announced that they will either be

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exiting the finance business or will not be entering into new financing commitments for the foreseeable future. In addition, financing for real estate acquisition and development and the capital markets for corporate debt have generally been unavailable to us.

While we believe that the market for our Resorts product remains relatively strong, we are continuing to deemphasize our sales operations to conserve cash because of the uncertainties in the credit markets. In an effort to conserve cash and availability under our note receivable credit facilities, we implemented strategic initiatives which have included closing certain sales offices; eliminating what we identified as lower-efficiency marketing programs; emphasizing cash sales and higher cash down payments as well as pursuing other cash-based services; reducing overhead, including eliminating a significant number of staff positions across a variety of areas at various locations; limiting sales to borrowers who meet newly applied underwriting standards; and increasing interest rates on new sales transactions for which we provide financing. Our goal was and continues to be to limit the number of VOI sales while increasing the ultimate profitability of the sales we do make. Additional information on our strategic initiatives is provided in “Liquidity and Capital Resources” below. We believe that we have adequate timeshare inventory to satisfy our projected sales for 2010 and, based on anticipated sales levels, for a number of years thereafter.

We continue to actively pursue additional credit facility capacity, capital markets transactions, and alternative financing solutions, and we hope that the steps we are taking will position us to maintain our existing credit relationships as well as attract new sources of capital. Regardless of the state of the credit markets, we believe that our resorts management and finance operations will continue to represent recurring cash-generating sources of income which do not require material liquidity support from the credit markets.

While the vacation ownership business has historically been capital intensive, our goal is to leverage our sales and marketing, mortgage servicing, resort management, title and construction expertise to generate fee-based-service relationships with third parties that produce positive cash flows and require less capital investment. As of March 31, 2010, we were providing resort management services to four resorts and we began providing management services at a fifth resort during April 2010. During the three months ended March 31, 2010, we sold $15.8 million of third party inventory and earned sales and marketing commissions of approximately $10.2 million, as well as title fees on such transactions. No such sales occurred for the same period in 2009, as we did not begin selling third party developer inventory until July 2009. We also provide resort design and development services and mortgage services under certain of these arrangements. We intend to pursue additional fee-based services relationships, and while there is no assurance that this will be the case, we believe that these activities will become an increasing portion of our business over time.

We have historically experienced and expect to continue to experience seasonal fluctuations in our gross revenues and results of operations. This seasonality may result in fluctuations in our quarterly operating results. Although we expect to see more potential customers at our sales offices during the quarters ending in June and September, ultimate recognition of the resulting sales during these periods may be delayed due to complex down payment requirements for recognition of real estate sales under GAAP or due to the timing of development and the requirement that we use the percentage-of-completion method of accounting.

We believe that inflation and changing prices have had a material impact on our revenues and results of operations. We have increased the sales prices of our VOIs periodically and have experienced increased construction and development costs from time to time during the last several years. There is no assurance that we will be able to increase or maintain the current level of our sales prices or that increased construction costs will not have a material adverse impact on our gross margin. In addition, to the extent that inflation in general or increased prices for our VOIs and homesites adversely impacts consumer demand, our results of operations could be adversely impacted. Also, to the extent inflationary trends, tightened credit markets or other factors affect interest rates, our debt service costs may increase.

Our Bluegreen Communities business has been, and continues to be, adversely impacted by the deterioration in the real estate markets. We have experienced a material decrease in demand, and a significant decrease in sales volume. We have significantly reduced prices on certain of our completed homesites in an attempt to increase sales activity and in certain of our Communities’ inventories have been written down to net realizable value. There can be no assurances that future changes in our intentions or pricing will not result in future material charges or adjustments to the carrying amount of our inventory or otherwise adversely impact our results and financial condition in the future.

We have historically financed a majority of Bluegreen Resorts sales of VOIs, and accordingly, are subject to the risk of defaults by customers. GAAP requires that we reduce sales of VOIs by our estimate of future uncollectible note balances on originated VOI receivables, excluding any benefit for the value of future recoveries. The allowance for loan losses by segment as of December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010 was as follows (in thousands):

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Bluegreen
Resorts

 

Bluegreen
Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

December 31, 2009:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes receivable – non-securitized

 

$

182,191

 

$

4,901

 

$

187,092

 

Notes receivable – securitized

 

 

169,041

 

 

 

 

169,041

 

 

 



 



 



 

 

 

 

351,232

 

 

4,901

 

 

356,133

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(46,302

)

 

(524

)

 

(46,826

)

 

 



 



 



 

Notes receivable, net

 

$

304,930

 

$

4,377

 

$

309,307

 

 

 



 



 



 

Allowance as a % of gross notes receivable

 

 

13

%

 

11

%

 

13

%

 

 



 



 



 

March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes receivable– non-securitized

 

$

173,374

 

$

5,173

 

$

178,547

 

Notes receivable – securitized

 

 

601,052

 

 

 

 

601,052

 

 

 



 



 



 

 

 

 

774,426

 

 

5,173

 

 

779,599

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

 

(123,573

)

 

(383

)

 

(123,956

)

 

 



 



 



 

Notes receivable, net

 

$

650,853

 

$

4,790

 

$

655,643

 

 

 



 



 



 

Allowance as a % of gross notes receivable

 

 

16

%

 

7

%

 

16

%

 

 



 



 



 

We believe that relatively high unemployment in the United States and adverse economic conditions in general have adversely impacted the performance of our notes receivable portfolio. However, although there is no assurance that this will be the case, we anticipate that credit underwriting standards on new loan originations which we implemented in December 2008 and increases in customer equity in the existing loan portfolio will have a favorable impact on the performance of the portfolio over time.

The average annual default rates and delinquency rates (more than 30 days past due) on Bluegreen Resorts’ and Bluegreen Communities’ receivables owned or serviced by us were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Annual Default Rates

 

 

12 Month Period
Ended March 31,

 


 

 


 

Division

 

 

2009

 

 

2010

 


 

 


 

 


 

Bluegreen Resorts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans originated prior to December 15, 2008

 

 

11.4

%

 

 

15.3

%

 

Loans originated on or after December 15, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

%(3)

 

Bluegreen Communities

 

 

7.3

%

 

 

7.4

%

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delinquency Rates(2)

 

 

As of,

 


 

 


 

Division

 

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

2009

 

 

2010

 


 

 


 

 


 

Bluegreen Resorts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans originated prior to December 15, 2008

 

 

6.0

%

 

 

4.9

%

 

Loans originated on or after December 15, 2008

 

 

1.9

%

 

 

2.1

%(3)

 

Bluegreen Communities

 

 

22.5

(1)%

 

 

15.2

%

 


 

 

(1)

As of December 31, 2009, we were in the process of foreclosing on a total of nine Bluegreen Communities’ receivables. Had we completed the foreclosure process in 2009, the Bluegreen Communities delinquency rate would have been approximately 17% as of December 31, 2009.

 

 

(2)

The percentage of our serviced VOI notes receivable portfolio that was over 30 days past due as of the dates indicated.

 

 

(3)

Reflects the impact of our credit underwriting standards as well as our policy that loans are not defaulted until after 120 days past due.

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Substantially all defaulted vacation ownership notes receivable result in the holder of the note receivable recovering the related VOI that secured the note receivable, typically soon after default and at little or no cost. In cases where Bluegreen has retained ownership of the vacation ownership note receivable, the VOI is recovered and resold in the normal course of business. In most cases the resale of the VOIs partially mitigates the economic loss from the default, as these recoveries generally range from approximately 40% to 100% of the defaulted principal balance depending on the age of the defaulted receivable.

The deteriorating credit markets have negatively impacted our financing activities. While the credit markets appear to be recovering, the number of securitization and hypothecation transactions being consummated in the market overall remains below historical levels and we believe that those that are consummated are more difficult to effect and are generally priced at a higher cost than in prior periods. There can be no assurance that we will be able to secure financing for our VOI notes receivable on acceptable terms, if at all.

Since 2009, we have renewed or extended certain of our existing credit facilities and debt maturities (See the “Liquidity and Capital Resources” section for further information). In connection with such renewals and extensions, we have, in certain cases, agreed to pay higher interest rates and fees. In addition, conditions in the commercial credit markets are expected to increase interest rates on new debt we may obtain from time to time in the future. Any such increased interest rates would increase our expenses and adversely impact our results of operations.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our discussion and analysis of results of operations and financial condition are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of commitments and contingencies. On an ongoing basis, management evaluates its estimates, including those that relate to the recognition of revenue, including revenue recognition under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting; our reserve for loan losses; the valuation of retained interests in notes receivable sold and the related gains on sales of notes receivable; the recovery of the carrying value of real estate inventories, golf courses, intangible assets and other assets; and the estimate of contingent liabilities related to litigation and other claims and assessments. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions. If actual results significantly differ from management’s estimates, our results of operations and financial condition could be materially, adversely impacted. For a more detailed discussion of these critical accounting policies, see Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.

Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

There are no recently issued accounting standards which we have not yet adopted that are expected to have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

Results of Operations

We review financial information, allocate resources and manage our business as two segments, Bluegreen Resorts and Bluegreen Communities. The information reviewed is based on internal reports and excludes an allocation of general and administrative expenses attributable to corporate overhead. The information provided is based on a management approach and is used by us for the purpose of tracking trends and changes in results. It does not reflect the actual economic costs, contributions or results of operations of the segments as standalone businesses. If a different basis of presentation or allocation were utilized, the relative contributions of the segments might differ but the relative trends, in our view, would likely not be materially impacted. The table below sets forth our financial results by segment, excluding the impact of discontinued operations:

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Bluegreen Resorts

 

Bluegreen Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage
of Sales

 

Amount

 

Percentage
of Sales

 

Amount

 

 

Percentage
of Sales

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2009:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System-wide sales (1)

 

$

41,066

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in sales deferred under timeshare accounting rules

   

10,352

           

 

           

 

         

Estimated uncollectible VOI notes receivable

 

 

(7,898

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System-wide sales, net

 

 

43,520

 

 

100

%

 

 

2,335

 

 

100

%

 

 

45,855

 

 

100

%

 

Less: Sales of third-party VOIs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 

Sales of real estate

 

 

43,520

 

 

100

%

 

 

2,335

 

 

100

%

 

 

45,855

 

 

100

%

 

Cost of real estate sales

 

 

(11,215

)

 

(26

)

 

 

(890

)

 

(38

)

 

 

(12,105

)

 

(26

)

 

 

 



 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 

Gross profit

 

 

32,305

 

 

74

 

 

 

1,445

 

 

62

 

 

 

33,750

 

 

74

 

 

Other resort and communities operations revenues

 

 

13,616

 

 

31

 

 

 

350

 

 

15

 

 

 

13,966

 

 

30

 

 

Cost of other resort and communities operations

 

 

(9,857

)

 

(23

)

 

 

(600

)

 

(26

)

 

 

(10,457

)

 

(23

)

 

Selling and marketing expenses

 

 

(24,730

)

 

(56

)

 

 

(1,134

)

 

(48

)

 

 

(25,864

)

 

(56

)

 

Segment general and administrative expenses (2)

 

 

(3,775

)

 

(9

)

 

 

(1,463

)

 

(63

)

 

 

(5,238

)

 

(11

)

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating profit (loss)

 

$

7,559

 

 

17

%

 

$

(1,402

)

 

(60

)%

 

$

6,157

 

 

14

%

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegreen Resorts

 

Bluegreen Communities

 

Total

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage
of Sales

 

Amount

 

Percentage
of Sales

 

Amount

 

 

Percentage
of Sales

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 

 

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System-wide sales (1)

 

$

55,838

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in sales deferred under timeshare accounting rules

   

(2,497

)          

 

           

 

         

Estimated uncollectible VOI notes receivable on current period system-wide sales

 

 

(4,310

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System-wide sales, net

 

 

49,031

 

 

100

%

 

 

3,666

 

 

100

%

 

 

52,697

 

 

100

%

 

Less: Sales of third-party VOIs

 

 

(15,754

)

 

(32

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15,754

)

 

(30

)

 

Adjustment to allowance for loan losses

 

 

(10,704

)

 

(22

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10,704

)

 

(20

)

 

 

 



 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 

Sales of real estate

 

 

22,573

 

 

46

 

 

 

3,666

 

 

100

 

 

 

26,239

 

 

50

 

 

Cost of real estate sales

 

 

(6,088

)

 

(27

)*

 

 

(8,360

)

 

(228

)

 

 

(14,448

)

 

(55

) *

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

16,485

 

 

73

*

 

 

(4,694

)

 

(128

)

 

 

11,791

 

 

45

*

 

Fee-based sales commission revenue

 

 

10,180

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,180

 

 

19

 

 

Other resort and communities operations revenues

 

 

15,976

 

 

33

 

 

 

351

 

 

10

 

 

 

16,327

 

 

31

 

 

Cost of other resort and communities operations

 

 

(11,475

)

 

(23

)

 

 

(747

)

 

(20

)

 

 

(12,222

)

 

(23

)

 

Selling and marketing expenses

 

 

(27,949

)

 

(57

)

 

 

(1,021

)

 

(28

)

 

 

(28,970

)

 

(55

)

 

Segment general and administrative expenses (2)

 

 

(4,000

)

 

(8

)

 

 

(1,631

)

 

(45

)

 

 

(5,631

)

 

(11

)

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating loss

 

$

(783

)

 

(2

)%

 

$

(7,742

)

 

(211

) %

 

$

(8,525

)

 

(16

) %

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 


*Resort cost of sales and Gross profit are calculated as a percentage of sales of real estate.

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(1)

Includes sales of VOI’s made on behalf of third parties, which are effected through the same process as the sale of our vacation ownership inventory, and involve similar selling and marketing costs.

 

 

 

 

(2)

General and administrative expenses attributable to corporate overhead have been excluded from the tables. Corporate general and administrative expenses (excluding mortgage operations) totaled $10.9 million and $13.6 million for the three month ended March 31, 2009 and 2010, respectively. (See Corporate General and Administrative Expenses below for further discussion).

Bluegreen Resorts – Resort Sales and Marketing

The following table sets forth certain information for sales of both Bluegreen VOIs and VOI sales made on behalf of third-party developers for a fee for the periods indicated. The information is provided before giving effect to the percentage-of-completion method of accounting and the deferral of sales in accordance with timeshare accounting rules:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Year Ended
March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

Number of Bluegreen VOI sales transactions

 

 

3,770

 

 

3,478

 

Number of sales made on behalf of third party developers for a fee

 

 

 

 

1,317

 

 

 



 



 

Total VOI sales transactions

 

 

3,770

 

 

4,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average sales price per transaction

 

$

10,860

 

$

11,618

 

Number of total prospects tours

 

 

22,029

 

 

29,553

 

Sale-to-tour conversion ratio– total prospects

 

 

17.1

%

 

16.2

%

Number of new prospects tours

 

 

12,704

 

 

15,408

 

Sale-to-tour conversion ratio– new prospects

 

 

13.4

%

 

12.1

%

System-wide VOI sales. In July 2009, we began selling VOIs on behalf of third party developers for a fee. These sales are transacted through the same selling and marketing process we use to sell our owned VOI inventory. Our system-wide sales include all sales of Bluegreen Vacation Club products, regardless of whether the underlying VOI sold is owned by us or that of one of our fee-based clients. During the first quarter of 2010, the number of prospects which we toured increased compared to the same period of 2009. While we were successful at increasing the number of total prospects as well as the average sales price per transaction, we did experience a lower sale-to-tour conversion ratio in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period of 2009. Sales to owners accounted for 62% of system-wide sales during the first quarter of 2010 as compared to 53% during the same period in 2009.

Sales of Bluegreen Owned VOIs. Bluegreen Resorts’ gross sales (prior to the impact of estimated uncollectible VOI notes receivable) decreased $13.8 million, or 27%, during the three months ended March 31, 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. The decrease in sales of Bluegreen owned VOIs reflects our increased emphasis on our efforts to effect VOI sales on behalf of our fee-based clients. In addition during the first quarter of 2010 we deferred approximately $2.5 million of sales compared to the recognition in the first quarter of 2009 of $10.4 million of previously deferred sales.

VOI revenue was reduced by our estimate of future uncollectible VOI notes receivable of $4.3 million and $7.9 million during the first quarter of 2010 and 2009, respectively. Estimated losses from uncollectibles vary with the amount of financed sales during the periods, as well as by our estimates of future note receivable performance for newly originated loans and our estimate of the future performance of our existing loan portfolio. During the first quarter of 2010, we increased our existing allowance to reflect the expected performance of our notes receivable generated prior to December 15, 2008, which were not subject to the new underwriting standards we adopted at that time and which were mostly previously accounted for off-balance sheet. This increase in our allowance resulted in a charge against sales of approximately $10.7 million during the first quarter of 2010.

Bluegreen Resorts’ gross margin percentages vary between periods based on the relative costs of the specific VOIs sold in each respective period and the size of the point packages of the VOIs sold. The decrease in gross margin percentage during the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the first quarter of 2009 reflects the charge against sales discussed above for the change in estimated uncollectibles, partially off-set by the lower carrying cost of VOI inventory sold in the first quarter of 2010 as a result of adopting the provisions of SFAS No. 167. See Note 2 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information about the impact that the adoption of SFAS No. 167 on January 1, 2010 had on our balance sheet.

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Sales and marketing fee-based services. In July 2009, we began selling and marketing third parties’ vacation ownership inventory for a fee (one of our “fee-based services”). These sales are effected through the same process as the sale of our vacation ownership inventory, and entail similar selling and marketing costs. We earn our commission upon closing of the sales transaction and are generally paid our cash fees within 30 days.

During the first quarter of 2010, we sold $15.8 million of third party developer inventory and earned sales and marketing commissions of $10.2 million. Based on an allocation of our selling, marketing and segment general and administrative expenses to these sales, we believe we generated approximately $0.9 million in pre-tax profit by providing these sales and marketing fee-based services in the first quarter of 2010. We anticipate that fee-based services will be a greater portion of our revenues in the future.

Resort Sales and Marketing Expenses. As a result of an increased number of tours and the operation of additional sales offices, selling and marketing expenses for Bluegreen Resorts increased $3.2 million, or 13%, during the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. As a percentage of system-wide sales, net, selling and marketing expenses increased to 57% during the first quarter of 2010 from 56% during the same period in 2009, due primarily to a lower tour-to-sale conversion rate in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the first quarter of 2009. This was partially off-set by a higher proportion of sales in the first quarter of 2010 to existing owners, which carry a relatively lower marketing cost. We believe that selling and marketing expenses as a percentage of gross VOI sales is an important indicator of the performance of Bluegreen Resorts and our performance as a whole. No assurance can be given that selling and marketing expenses will not increase as a percentage of gross VOI sales in future periods.

General and administrative expenses for Bluegreen Resorts increased $0.2 million, or 6%, during the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the first quarter of 2009, primarily the result of operating more sales offices. As a percentage of system-wide sales, net, field general and administrative expenses decreased from 9% during the first quarter of 2009 to 8% during the first quarter of 2010.

As of March 31, 2010, approximately $12.1 million and $7.2 million of sales and Segment Operating Profit, respectively, were deferred under the applicable timeshare accounting rules because such sales did not yet meet the minimum required buyer’s initial investment. This compares to $9.6 million and $4.6 million of sales and Segment Operating Profit, respectively, deferred as of December 31, 2009.

Resort Management and Other Services

The following table sets forth pre-tax profit generated from our resort management and other services (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

Resort Management Operations

 

$

5,179

 

$

6,719

 

Title Operations

 

 

945

 

 

1,471

 

Net Carrying Cost of Developer Inventory

 

 

(2,882

)

 

(3,551

)

Other

 

 

517

 

 

(138

)

 

 



 



 

Total

 

$

3,759

 

$

4,501

 

 

 



 



 

Resort Management Operations gross profit increased $1.5 million, or 30%, during the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009, as a result of additional fees earned by providing services to more VOI owners and from managing more timeshare resorts on behalf of property owners’ associations. Additionally, as of March 31, 2010, we managed 40 timeshare properties and hotels compared to 34 as of March 31, 2009, primarily as a result of the additional management contracts entered into in connection with our fee-based services.

Gross profit generated from our title operations fluctuates based upon the number of VOI sales transactions processed by our title company subsidiary and on the mix of VOI inventory sold (third party closing costs vary by the location of underlying real estate sold). The increase in profit during the first quarter of 2010, as compared to the same period of 2009 reflects the increase in the number of system-wide VOI sales transactions.

We intend to continue to pursue our efforts to provide resort management and title services to third-party resort developers and others, on a cash-fee basis. While there is no assurance that we will be successful, we hope that this will become an increasing portion of our business over time.

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The carrying costs of our VOI inventory include maintenance fees and developer subsidies on VOIs in our inventory paid to the property owners’ associations that maintain our resorts. We partially mitigate this expense, to the extent possible, through the rental of our owned VOI units. Accordingly, the net carrying cost of developer inventory fluctuates with the number of VOI units we hold and the number of resorts subject to a developer subsidy arrangement during a period, as well as revenue from rental and sampler activity realized. During the first quarters of 2009 and 2010, the carrying cost of our developer inventory totaled approximately $5.6 million and $5.8 million, respectively, and was off-set by rental/sampler revenue, net of expenses, of $2.7 million and $2.2 million, respectively, during those periods.

Bluegreen Communities

The table below sets forth the number of homesites sold by Bluegreen Communities and the average sales price per homesite for the periods indicated, before giving effect to the percentage-of-completion method of accounting, and excluding sales of bulk parcels:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

 

Number of homesites sold

 

 

43

 

 

66

 

Average sales price per homesite

 

$

73,725

 

$

58,191

 

Communities’ sales increased $1.3 million, or 57%, during the first quarter of 2010, as compared to the first quarter of 2009. Sales at Bluegreen Communities have been, and continue to be, adversely impacted by the deterioration of the economy generally and the real estate markets, in particular. We have experienced continued low demand, especially in our higher priced premium homesites. We have significantly reduced prices on completed homesites at certain communities, which we believe contributed to the increase in our sales during the three months ended March 31, 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. The decline in our average sales price per homesite in 2010 from 2009 reflects the sale of these reduced price homesites as well as increased sales at communities with lower price levels. Before giving effect to the percentage-of-completion method of accounting and state rescission statutes, during the first quarter of 2010, we entered into contracts to sell homesites totaling $3.7 million, as compared to $3.1 million during the first quarter of 2009. The tables below set forth information with respect to contracts to sell homesites at March 31, 2010 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts to Sell Property at Projects
Not Substantially Sold Out at
March 31, 2010

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

Difference

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard

 

$

877

 

$

1,923

 

$

1,046

 

Havenwood at Hunter’s Crossing

 

 

306

 

 

381

 

 

75

 

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake

 

 

499

 

 

203

 

 

(296

)

King Oaks

 

 

229

 

 

313

 

 

84

 

Chapel Ridge

 

 

 

 

150

 

 

150

 

The Bridges at Preston Crossings

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

(38

)

Sugar Tree on the Brazos

 

 

99

 

 

 

 

(99

)

Sanctuary Cove

 

 

 

 

127

 

 

127

 

 

 



 



 



 

Total

 

$

2,048

 

$

3,097

 

$

1,049

 

 

 



 



 



 

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Contracts to Sell Property at Projects
Substantially Sold Out at March 31,
2010

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

Difference

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystic Shores

 

$

408

 

$

 

$

(408

)

Saddle Creek Forest

 

 

120

 

 

345

 

 

225

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

512

 

 

255

 

 

(257

)

 

 



 



 



 

Total

 

 

1,040

 

 

600

 

 

(440

)

 

 



 



 



 

Total Contracts

 

$

3,088

 

$

3,697

 

$

609

 

 

 



 



 



 

Bluegreen Communities’ sales were increased by $15,000 during the first quarter of 2009 and were decreased by $136,000 during the first quarter of 2010 as a result of the application of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting.

As a result of our continued depressed sales volume, reduced prices, and the impact of current sales levels on the forecasted sell-out period of our projects, we recorded non-cash charges to cost of real estate sales of approximately $168,000 and $5.3 million during the first quarters of 2009 and 2010, respectively, to write-down the inventory balances of certain phases of our completed properties to their estimated net realizable value. We calculated the estimated net realizable value of these properties based on our analysis of their estimated future cash flows, given what we believe to be reasonable assumptions. Should the adverse condition in the real estate market continue or deteriorate further, or if other factors change our assumptions about the future, it may be necessary to record additional charges with respect to these or other projects in the future.

Our Communities homesite inventory consists of substantially completed homesites held for sale and land held for the development of additional homesites in the future. We intend to continue to sell our homesites pursuant to Bluegreen Communities’ current retail sales model and based on the sales prices being realized on our homesites and our forecasts of sales pace, we believe that our Communities inventory is being carried at the

In addition to the inventory charges, Bluegreen Communities’ gross margin was negatively impacted in the first quarter of 2010 and 2009 by the reductions in sales prices of certain completed homesites. Variations in cost structures and the market pricing of homesites available for sale as well as the opening of phases of projects, which include premium homesites (e.g., water frontage, preferred views, larger acreage homesites, etc.), also impact the gross margin of Bluegreen Communities from period to period. These factors, as well as the impact of percentage-of-completion accounting and the impact of selling homesites previously written-down, will cause variations in gross margin between periods.

Other Communities operations historically included the operation of several daily fee golf courses, as well as realty resale operations at several of our residential land communities. On December 30, 2009, we sold four of our golf courses located in North Carolina and Virginia and have reported the operating results of the these golf courses as discontinued operations. As a result of those sales, we owned and operated two golf courses at March 31, 2010. Other Communities operations generated a pretax loss of $396,000 in the first quarter of 2010 compared to a pretax loss of $250,000 in the same period of 2009.

Our golf course operations periodically may incur higher losses during periods of low level of play, especially during the winter months, and as a result of fixed operating expenses and high maintenance costs. Also, our two remaining golf courses are still in their early years of operations. We believe that the operating results of these courses may improve as individuals who have purchased homesites in the communities in which these courses are located build their homes and begin living in the community, as this should increase the amount of play on our golf courses. However, there is no assurance that such improvement in operating results will be achieved.

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Total selling and marketing expenses for Bluegreen Communities decreased $113,000, or 10%, during the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. As a percentage of sales, selling and marketing expenses decreased from 48% during the first quarter of 2009 to 28% during the first quarter of 2010, reflecting our continued efforts to focus our advertising spending on a regionally-based sales and marketing strategy.

Bluegreen Communities’ general and administrative expenses increased $168,000, or 11%, during the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the first quarter of 2009.

We have organized a real estate advisory services business and intend to pursue possible opportunities to use our core competencies to provide asset management, market research and other real estate consulting services to third parties on a fee basis. However, there is no assurance that we will be successful in doing so.

As of March 31, 2010, Bluegreen Communities had $600,000 of sales and $216,000 of segment operating profit deferred under percentage-of-completion accounting. As of December 31, 2009, Bluegreen Communities had $500,000 of sales and $182,000 of segment operating profit deferred under percentage-of-completion accounting.

Finance Operations

As of March 31, 2010, our finance operations included the ongoing excess interest spread earned on over $779.6 million of notes receivable. This amount reflects the consolidation on January 1, 2010 of notes receivable held by seven of our special purpose finance entities that were previously not consolidated by us in accordance with then-prevailing generally accepted accounting principles (see Note 2 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information).

Income from Notes Receivable Portfolio and Mortgage Servicing Operations. The following table details the sources of income and related expenses associated with our notes receivable portfolio (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended March 31,

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 


 


 

Interest Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOI notes receivable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Securitized

 

$

6,738

 

$

6,159

 

Securitized

 

 

5,856

 

 

21,287

 

Retained interest in notes receivable sold

 

 

5,810

 

 

 

Other

 

 

89

 

 

45

 

 

 



 



 

Total interest income

 

 

18,493

 

 

27,491

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Servicing Fee Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Securitized notes receivable

 

 

2,057

 

 

 

Fee-based services

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 



 



 

Total income

 

 

20,550

 

 

27,504

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivable-backed notes payable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Recourse

 

 

863

 

 

9,985

 

Recourse

 

 

1,154

 

 

1,299

 

 

 



 



 

Total receivable-backed note interest expense

 

 

2,017

 

 

11,284

 

Cost of mortgage servicing operations

 

 

672

 

 

730

 

 

 



 



 

Total expenses

 

 

2,689

 

 

12,014