Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) today announced operating results for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. The Company's fourth quarter 2020 GAAP net income was $107.0 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, and Distributable Earnings (a non-GAAP financial measure) was $148.4 million, or $0.50 per diluted share. The Company's full year 2020 GAAP net income was $331.7 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, and Distributable Earnings was $585.3 million, or $1.98 per diluted share.
"At no time other than 2020 was the power and strength of the company we built from a blind pool of capital over a decade ago more evident. We have proven that we are more than a portfolio of real estate mortgage loans, as good as our book has proven to be. The pandemic presented us with one of the most challenging market cycles and opportunities we have seen since our inception. Given our superior liquidity position, we never contemplated distressed asset sales or capital raises that would have been dilutive to our fair value in order to navigate the immense challenges of 2020. Our multiple business cylinders allowed us to generate excess liquidity, while unlocking accretive avenues to deploy that capital. Once we felt the worst had passed, we among our peers uniquely deployed $3.0 billion of capital in multiple business lines after the first quarter, including $2.3 billion in commercial and residential lending.
We enter 2021 in a position of significant strength, with access to multiple sources of liquidity, a robust commercial lending pipeline and an increasingly large array of investment opportunities across business lines," commented Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Property Trust.
The Company has published supplemental earnings schedules on its website in order to provide additional disclosure and financial information for the benefit of the Company's stakeholders. Specifically, these materials can be found on the Company's website in the Investor Relations section under "Quarterly Results" at www.starwoodpropertytrust.com.
About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), is a leading diversified finance company with a core focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors. An affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, the Company has successfully deployed over $66 billion of capital since inception and manages a portfolio of over $18 billion across debt and equity investments. Starwood Property Trust's investment objective is to generate attractive and stable returns for shareholders, primarily through dividends, by leveraging a premiere global organization to identify and execute on the best risk adjusted returning investments across its target assets. Additional information can be found at www.starwoodpropertytrust.com.