Owning and Managing Timberlands Exclusively
CatchMark Timber Trust provides institutions and individuals a unique opportunity to invest in a public company focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, with an objective of producing shareholder returns from both recurring dividends and an acquisitions strategy. CatchMark is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CTT.
Our objective is to maximize total returns for our shareholders by providing ongoing dividends derived from sustainable harvesting from our existing portfolios of U.S. timberland while pursuing growth through stepped up acquisitions of new timberland properties primarily in the South. The current U.S. housing market recovery and supply disruptions in Canadian timber markets bode well for increasing demand for our timber products from domestic as well as offshore users. We do not engage in timber-related manufacturing operations, which can lead to greater risk and more volatile earnings results. More
CatchMark manages approximately 320,400 acres1 of high-quality commercial timberland located in Alabama, Georgia and Texas. The portfolio is well diversified by species and product mix (73% pine/27% hardwood by acreage and 19% sawtimber/24% chip-n-saw/57% pulpwood by volume2). We are active buyers in the prime U.S. South timber basket regions where the best value opportunities exist in today's market. More
1. As of June 30, 2014.
2. As of December 31, 2013 and closed acquisitions as of June 30, 2014
Conscientious forest management serves investors by preserving the integrity of the land and forest habitats, which enhances the market value of timberland assets while promoting a healthier environment. CatchMark is committed to sustainable forest practices across our entire portfolio and we are proud that since 2008 our Georgia and Alabama timberlands have been certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. More