Some of the statements contained in this presentation constitute forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and we intend such statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions contained therein. The information contained in this section should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. This description contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements due to the factors set forth in "Risk Factors" in the final prospectus relating to our IPO filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in accordance with Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended on June 24, 2021 ("Final Prospectus"). In addition, some of the statements in this presentation constitute forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or the future performance or financial condition of AFC Gamma, Inc.
("AFCG" and the "Company," "we," "us" and "our"). The forward-looking statements contained in this presentation involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including statements concerning: our business and investment strategy; our projected operating results including our projections for distributable earnings for the second quarter of 2021; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, on our business and the United States and global economies; the ability of our Manager to locate suitable loan opportunities for us, monitor, service and administer our loans and execute our investment strategy; allocation of loan opportunities to us by our Manager; our projected operating results; actions and initiatives of the U.S. or state governments and changes to government policies and the execution and impact of these actions, initiatives and policies, including the fact that cannabis remains illegal under federal law; the state of the United States, European Union and Asian economies generally or in specific geographic regions; the estimated growth in and evolving market dynamics of the cannabis market; the demand for cannabis cultivation and processing facilities; shifts in public opinion regarding cannabis; the state of the U.S. economy generally or in specific geographic regions; economic trends and economic recoveries; the collectability and timing of cash flows, if any, from our loans; our ability to obtain and maintain financing arrangements; our expected leverage; changes in the value of our loans; our expected portfolio of loans; our expected investment and underwriting process; rates of default or decreased recovery rates on our loans; the degree to which our hedging strategies may or may not protect us from interest rate volatility; changes in interest rates of our loans and impacts of such changes on our results of operations, cash flows and the market value of our loans; interest rate mismatches between our loans and our borrowings used to fund such loans; the departure of any of the executive officers or key personnel supporting and assisting us from our Manager or its affiliates; impact of and changes in governmental regulations, tax law and rates, accounting guidance and similar matters; our ability to maintain our exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "1940 Act"); our ability to qualify and maintain our qualification as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for United States federal income tax purposes; estimates relating to our ability to make distributions to our stockholders in the future; our understanding of our competition; market trends in our industry, interest rates, real estate values, the securities markets or the general economy.
We use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "should," "may" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. Our actual results and financial condition could differ materially from those implied or expressed in the forward-looking statements for any reason, including the factors set forth in "Risk Factors" and the other information included in our Final Prospectus and elsewhere in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
We have based the forward-looking statements included in this presentation on information available to us on the date of this presentation, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Although we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, you are advised to consult any additional disclosures that we may make directly to you or through reports that we have filed or in the future may file with the SEC, including annual reports on Form 10-K, registration statements on Form S-11, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K .
This presentation is by AFC Gamma, Inc., a publicly traded company that has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and is being furnished in connection with AFCG's results. This presentation is provided for investors in AFCG for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument. AFCG is not a registered investment adviser. AFCG is managed by AFC Management, LLC ("AFCM"), a registered investment adviser. This presentation is not a communication by AFCM and is not designed to maintain any existing AFCM client or investor or solicit new AFCM clients or investors.
We routinely post important information for investors on our website, www.afcgamma.com. We intend to use this webpage as a means of disclosing material information, for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD and to post and update investor presentations and similar materials on a regular basis. AFCG encourages investors, analysts, the media and others interested in AFCG to monitor the Investors section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations, webcasts and other information we post from time to time on our website. To sign-up for email-notifications, please visit the "Email Alerts" section of our website under the "IR Resources" section and enter the required information to enable notifications. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. There is no guarantee that any investment strategy referenced herein will work under all market conditions. You alone assume the responsibility of evaluating the merits and risks associated with any potential investment or investment strategy referenced herein. The information contained herein is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for accounting, legal or tax advice or investment recommendations for AFCG or any of its affiliates. Certain information contained in the presentation discusses general market activity, industry or sector trends, or other broad-based economic, market or political conditions and should not be construed as research or investment advice.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This presentation includes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including Distributable Earnings to evaluate our performance excluding the effects of certain transactions and certain GAAP adjustments that we believe are not necessarily indicative of our current loan activity and operations. We believe the non-GAAP financial measures are useful for management, investors, analysts, and other interested parties in evaluating our performance but should not be viewed in isolation and are not a substitute for financial measures computed in accordance with GAAP.
The determination of Distributable Earnings is substantially similar to the determination of Core Earnings under our Management Agreement, provided that Core Earnings is a component of the calculation of any Incentive Fees earned under the Management Agreement for the applicable time period, and thus Core Earnings is calculated prior to Incentive Fee expense, while the calculation of Distributable Earnings accounts for any Incentive Fees earned for such time period. We define Distributable Earnings as, for a specified period, the net income (loss) computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding (i) non-cash equity compensation expense, (ii) depreciation and amortization, (iii) any unrealized gains, losses or other non-cash items recorded in net income (loss) for the period, regardless of whether such items are included in other comprehensive income or loss, or in net income (loss); provided that Distributable Earnings does not exclude, in the case of investments with a deferred interest feature (such as OID, debt instruments with PIK interest and zero coupon securities), accrued income that we have not yet received in cash, (iv) provision for current expected credit losses and (v) one-time events pursuant to changes in GAAP and certain non-cash charges, in each case after discussions between our Manager and our independent directors and after approval by a majority of such independent directors.
We caution readers that our methodology for calculating Distributable Earnings may differ from the methodologies employed by other REITs to calculate the same or similar supplemental performance measures, and as a result, our reported Distributable Earnings may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other REITs. We have not provided reconciliations of expected distributable earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2021 for distributable earnings, in reliance on the unreasonable efforts exception provided under Item 10(e)(1)(i)(B) of Regulation S-K. We are unable, without unreasonable efforts, to forecast certain items required to develop meaningful comparable GAAP financial measures. These items include changes in unrealized gains, non-cash equity compensation expenses and the impact of non-cash adjustments for current expected credit losses that are difficult to predict in advance in order to include in a GAAP estimate.
Please see the section entitled "Reconciliation of Distributable Earnings to GAAP Net Income" in the attached Appendix C for a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Over 22 years of experience in credit investing
Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street, a ~$5 billion credit-focused asset manager
Head of Real Estate
Over 15 years experience in real estate as part of Kalikow Real Estate & Construction, a family- owned real estate firm operating for ~100 years
Co-Founder of Gamma Real Estate, a $2 billion commercial real estate lender and investor
Chief Financial Officer
Over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance
Formerly Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer of Ladenburg
Thalmann Financial Services
Head of Origination and Investor Relations
Over 7 years of experience in healthcare mergers & acquisitions and leveraged finance at CIT Group
Former Head of Investor Relations at Fifth Street
12 years of experience primarily in real estate accounting
Formerly Vice President of Finance for El-Ad National Properties
Why AFC Gamma?
Q3 2021 Financial Highlights
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