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$19.52 26 $507
10-Q 2018-09-30 Quarter: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-06-30 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-03-31 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-K 2017-12-31 Annual: 2017-12-31
10-Q 2017-09-30 Quarter: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-06-30 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-03-31 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-K 2016-12-31 Annual: 2016-12-31
10-Q 2016-09-30 Quarter: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-06-30 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-03-31 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-K 2015-12-31 Annual: 2015-12-31
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TRC 2018-09-30
Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
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Tejon Ranch Earnings 2018-09-30

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10-Q 1 a09302018-form10xq.htm 10-Q Document
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 September 30, 2018
Or
 
¨
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: 1-7183
 
TEJON RANCH CO.
 
 
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter) 
 
Delaware
 
77-0196136
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
P.O. Box 1000, Tejon Ranch, California 93243
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (661) 248-3000
____________________________________________________ 
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  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer ¨                         Accelerated filer      x
Non-accelerated filer ¨                         Smaller reporting company      ¨
Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  ¨ No  x
The number of the Company’s outstanding shares of Common Stock on October 31, 2018 was 25,967,829.



TEJON RANCH CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
Page
PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 
Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
 
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
 
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
 
 
 
PART II.
OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
 
 
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
 
 
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
 
 
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
 
 
 
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
 
 
 
Item 5.
Other Information
 
 
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
 
 
SIGNATURES

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

TEJON RANCH CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real estate - commercial/industrial
$
2,445

 
$
2,432

 
$
6,788

 
$
6,704

Mineral resources
1,355

 
1,142

 
11,986

 
4,662

Farming
10,836

 
7,466

 
12,573

 
9,398

Ranch operations
796

 
868

 
2,624

 
2,809

Total revenues
15,432

 
11,908

 
33,971

 
23,573

Costs and Expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real estate - commercial/industrial
1,678

 
1,315

 
4,385

 
4,960

Real estate - resort/residential
471

 
271

 
1,319

 
1,401

Mineral resources
574

 
528

 
5,400

 
2,381

Farming
6,541

 
7,921

 
9,570

 
10,502

Ranch operations
1,353

 
1,153

 
4,090


4,107

Corporate expenses
2,100

 
2,223

 
7,296

 
7,342

Total expenses
12,717

 
13,411

 
32,060

 
30,693

Operating income (loss)
2,715

 
(1,503
)
 
1,911

 
(7,120
)
Other Income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment income
351

 
91

 
980

 
289

Other loss, net
(16
)
 
(2
)
 
(40
)
 
(291
)
Total other income (loss)
335

 
89

 
940

 
(2
)
Income (loss) from operations before equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures
3,050

 
(1,414
)
 
2,851

 
(7,122
)
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures, net
1,592

 
1,724

 
2,411

 
3,512

Income (loss) before income tax expense
4,642

 
310

 
5,262

 
(3,610
)
Income tax expense (benefit)
1,155

 
336

 
1,333

 
(1,468
)
Net income (loss)
3,487

 
(26
)
 
3,929

 
(2,142
)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest
(1
)
 
(4
)
 
(19
)
 
(42
)
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
$
3,488

 
$
(22
)
 
$
3,948

 
$
(2,100
)
Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic
$
0.13

 
$

 
$
0.15

 
$
(0.10
)
Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, diluted
$
0.13

 
$

 
$
0.15

 
$
(0.10
)

See accompanying notes.


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TEJON RANCH CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(In thousands)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Net income (loss)
$
3,487

 
$
(26
)
 
$
3,929

 
$
(2,142
)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized (loss) gain on available-for-sale securities
47

 
18

 
(323
)
 
73

Benefit plan adjustments

 

 

 
1,139

SERP liability adjustments

 

 

 
487

Unrealized gain on interest rate swap
449

 
95

 
2,305

 
217

Other comprehensive income before taxes
496

 
113

 
1,982

 
1,916

Provision for income taxes related to other comprehensive income items
(104
)
 
(40
)
 
(416
)
 
(771
)
Other comprehensive income
392

 
73

 
1,566

 
1,145

Comprehensive income (loss)
3,879

 
47

 
5,495

 
(997
)
Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interests
(1
)
 
(4
)
 
(19
)
 
(42
)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
$
3,880

 
$
51

 
$
5,514

 
$
(955
)
See accompanying notes.

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TEJON RANCH CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
10,174

 
$
20,107

Marketable securities - available-for-sale
69,381

 
70,868

Accounts receivable
10,897

 
7,608

Inventories
5,598

 
2,469

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
3,915

 
2,849

Total current assets
99,965

 
103,901

Real estate and improvements - held for lease, net
18,841

 
19,115

Real estate development (includes $98,203 at September 30, 2018 and $94,271 at December 31, 2017, attributable to Centennial Founders, LLC, Note 15)
280,355

 
267,336

Property and equipment, net
45,712

 
45,332

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures
27,660

 
30,031

Net investment in water assets
48,717

 
47,130

Deferred tax assets
1,145

 
1,562

Other assets
3,616

 
3,792

TOTAL ASSETS
$
526,011

 
$
518,199

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Trade accounts payable
$
2,976

 
$
3,545

Accrued liabilities and other
4,419

 
1,810

Deferred income
1,855

 
1,118

Current maturities of long-term debt
4,081

 
4,004

Total current liabilities
13,331

 
10,477

Long-term debt, less current portion
62,737

 
65,816

Long-term deferred gains
3,405

 
3,405

Other liabilities
12,048

 
11,691

Total liabilities
91,521

 
91,389

Commitments and contingencies

 

Equity:
 
 
 
Tejon Ranch Co. Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Common stock, $.50 par value per share:
 
 
 
Authorized shares - 30,000,000
 
 
 
Issued and outstanding shares - 25,960,262 at September 30, 2018 and 25,894,773 at December 31, 2017
12,980

 
12,947

Additional paid-in capital
322,319

 
320,167

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(3,698
)
 
(5,264
)
Retained earnings
74,340

 
70,392

Total Tejon Ranch Co. Stockholders’ Equity
405,941

 
398,242

Non-controlling interest
28,549

 
28,568

Total equity
434,490

 
426,810

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
526,011

 
$
518,199

See accompanying notes.

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TEJON RANCH CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
3,929

 
$
(2,142
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
3,284

 
3,422

Amortization of premium of marketable securities
57

 
236

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures
(2,411
)
 
(3,512
)
Non-cash retirement plan expense
123

 
404

Gain on sale of property plant and equipment
94

 
93

Deferred income taxes
1

 
46

Stock compensation expense
2,601

 
2,571

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
18

 
143

Distribution of earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures
4,800

 
7,200

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Receivables, inventories and other assets, net
(6,784
)
 
(1,337
)
Current liabilities
3,117

 
778

Net cash provided by operating activities
8,829

 
7,902

Investing Activities
 
 
 
Maturities and sales of marketable securities
24,558

 
5,274

Funds invested in marketable securities
(23,451
)
 
(255
)
Real estate and equipment expenditures
(16,183
)
 
(15,579
)
Communities Facilities District and other reimbursements
1,385

 

Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

 
(252
)
Distribution of equity from unconsolidated joint ventures
1,835

 
3,018

Investments in long-term water assets
(2,659
)
 
(4,567
)
Other

 

Net cash used in investing activities
(14,515
)
 
(12,361
)
Financing Activities
 
 
 
Borrowings of short-term debt

 
13,300

Repayments of short-term debt

 
(4,000
)
Repayments of long-term debt
(3,018
)
 
(2,901
)
Rights offering costs
(166
)
 

Taxes on vested stock grants
(1,063
)
 
(540
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(4,247
)
 
5,859

(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(9,933
)
 
1,400

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
20,107

 
1,258

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
10,174

 
$
2,658

Supplemental cash flow information
 
 
 
Accrued capital expenditures included in current liabilities
$
347

 
$
792

Non cash capital contribution to unconsolidated joint venture
$

 
$
1,339

See accompanying notes.

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TEJON RANCH CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY AND NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
(In thousands, except shares outstanding)

 
Common Stock Shares Outstanding
 
Common Stock
 
Additional Paid-In Capital
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Retained Earnings
 
Total Stockholders' Equity
 
Noncontrolling Interest
 
Total Equity
Balance, December 31, 2017
25,894,773

 
$
12,947

 
$
320,167

 
$
(5,264
)
 
$
70,392

 
$
398,242

 
$
28,568

 
$
426,810

Net income (loss)

 

 

 

 
3,948

 
3,948

 
(19
)
 
3,929

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 
1,566

 

 
1,566

 

 
1,566

Rights offering costs

 

 
(166
)
 

 

 
(166
)
 

 
(166
)
Restricted stock issuance
110,907

 
56

 
(55
)
 

 

 
1

 

 
1

Stock compensation

 

 
3,413

 

 

 
3,413

 

 
3,413

Shares withheld for taxes and tax benefit of vested shares
(45,418
)
 
(23
)
 
(1,040
)
 

 

 
(1,063
)
 

 
(1,063
)
Balance September 30, 2018
25,960,262

 
$
12,980

 
$
322,319

 
$
(3,698
)
 
$
74,340

 
$
405,941

 
$
28,549

 
$
434,490

See accompanying notes.

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TEJON RANCH CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.    BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The summarized information of Tejon Ranch Co. and its subsidiaries (the Company, Tejon, we, us and our), provided pursuant to Part I, Item 1 of Form 10-Q, is unaudited and reflects all adjustments which are, in the opinion of the Company’s management, necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim period. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. We have evaluated subsequent events through the date of issuance of our consolidated financial statements.
The periods ending September 30, 2018 and 2017 include the consolidation of Centennial Founders, LLC’s statement of operations within the resort/residential real estate development segment and statements of cash flows. The Company’s September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 balance sheets and statements of changes in equity and noncontrolling interests are presented on a consolidated basis, including the consolidation of Centennial Founders, LLC.
The Company has identified five reportable segments: commercial/industrial real estate development, resort/residential real estate development, mineral resources, farming, and ranch operations. Information for the Company’s reportable segments are presented in its Consolidated Statements of Operations. The Company’s reportable segments follow the same accounting policies used for the Company’s consolidated financial statements. We use segment profit or loss, along with equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures, as the primary measure of profitability to evaluate operating performance and to allocate capital resources.
The results of the period reported herein are not indicative of the results to be expected for the full year due to the seasonal nature of the Company’s agricultural activities, water activities, and the timing of real estate sales and leasing activities. Historically, the Company’s largest percentages of farming revenues are recognized during the third and fourth quarters of the fiscal year.
For further information and a summary of significant accounting policies, refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Lease Accounting
In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, issued Accounting Standards Update, or ASU, No. 2016-02, "Leases." From the lessee's perspective, the new standard establishes a right-of-use, or ROU, model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement for a lessee. From the lessor's perspective, the new standard requires a lessor to classify leases as either sales-type, finance or operating. A lease will be treated as a sale if it transfers all of the risks and rewards, as well as control of the underlying asset, to the lessee. If risks and rewards are conveyed without the transfer of control, the lease is treated as a financing lease. If the lessor doesn’t convey risks and rewards or control, an operating lease results.
The ASU is effective no later than January 1, 2019, with early adoption permitted. The ASU requires the identification of lease and non-lease components of a lease agreement. This ASU will govern the recognition of revenue for lease components. Revenue related to non-lease components under our lease agreements will be subject to the new revenue recognition standard effective upon adoption of the new

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lease accounting standard. The Securities and Exchange Commission, or Commission, addressed a similar issue and concluded that registrants should discuss the potential effects of adoption of recently issued accounting standards in registration statements and reports filed with the Commission. The Commission staff believes that this disclosure guidance applies to all accounting standards which have been issued but not yet adopted by the registrant unless the impact on its financial position and results of operations is not expected to be material. The Company concludes that the adoption of this ASU on the Company’s consolidated financial statements will not be material.

Newly Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
Postretirement Benefits
In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-07 "Compensation - Retirement Benefits (Topic 715)", which requires employers who offer defined benefit pension plans or other post-retirement benefit plans to report the service cost component within the same income statement caption as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by employees during the period. The ASU also requires the other components of net periodic benefit cost to be presented separately from the service cost component, in a caption outside of a subtotal of income from operations. Additionally, the ASU provides that only the service cost component is eligible for capitalization. As a result of the adoption, the Company reclassified $54,000 and $374,000 from Corporate expenses to Other income, net for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.
Other Income
In February 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-05 "Other Income-Gains and Losses from the Derecognition of Nonfinancial Assets (Subtopic 610-20)", effective for the annual reporting period beginning after the December 15, 2017, including the interim reporting period within that period. This update provides guidance on the recognition of gains and losses on transfers of nonfinancial assets and in substance nonfinancial assets to counterparties that are not customers.
As of January 1, 2018, the Company began accounting for non financial assets under Subtopic 610-20 which provides for revenue recognition based on transfer of ownership.
The new standard may be applied retrospectively to each prior period presented or prospectively with the cumulative effect, if any, recognized as of the date of adoption. The Company selected the modified retrospective transition method. The adoption of the standard did not result in a cumulative adjustment recognized as of January 1, 2018 and the standard did not have any impact on the Company’s prior period financial statements. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company had no sales or transfers of nonfinancial assets to counterparties that are not customers.
Financial Instruments
In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, "Financial Statements - Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities," which requires equity investments in unconsolidated entities (other than those accounted for using the equity method of accounting) to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income. There will no longer be an available-for-sale classification for equity securities with readily determinable fair values.
We adopted the new ASU during the first quarter of 2018. The ASU requires the use of the modified retrospective transition method, under which cumulative unrealized gains and losses related to equity investments with readily determinable fair values will be reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings on January 1, 2018 upon adoption of this ASU. The guidance related to equity investments without readily determinable fair values will be applied prospectively to all investments that exist as of the date of adoption. The adoption of this new ASU did not impact the

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Company's investment portfolio as it is comprised of fixed income investments and not equity investments.
Revenue Recognition
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09 "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)." ASU 2014-09 supersedes the former revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The guidance introduces a five-step model to achieve its core principal of the entity recognizing revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers at an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The five-step model requires that we (i) identify the contract with the customer, (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determine the transaction price, including variable consideration to the extent that it is probable that a significant future reversal will not occur, (iv) allocate the transaction price to the respective performance obligations in the contract, and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) we satisfy the performance obligation.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-08, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net)." ASU 2016-08 provides specific guidance to determine whether an entity is providing a specified good or service itself or is arranging for the good or service to be provided by another party.
During the first quarter of 2018, we adopted the revenue recognition ASU using the full retrospective method. Under this method, all periods presented were restated upon adoption to conform to the new standard and a cumulative adjustment for effects on periods prior to 2016 was recorded to retained earnings as of January 1, 2016.
Based on our evaluation of all contracts within scope, under previous accounting standards, and under the new revenue recognition ASU, we noted no significant differences in the amounts recognized or the pattern of recognition. Management however noted that the application of Topic 606 impacts the accounting for land sales where the Company has continued involvement or performance obligations that are essential to the land sale. Previous guidance required the Company to recognize revenue from land sales with continued involvement using a percentage completion method based on the total cost of the performance obligations. After adopting Topic 606, the Company was required to allocate the transaction price, on land sales with multiple performance obligations, to the performance obligations in proportion to their standalone selling prices (i.e., on a relative standalone selling price basis) and not total costs.
During 2016, the Company sold a land parcel to a third party. Under the terms of the purchase and sale agreement, the Company was obligated to complete specific infrastructure and landscaping adjacent to the land parcel that were deemed essential to the third party. When applying the guidance under Topic 606, the purchase price allocated to the multiple performance obligations yielded a different result than when applying the guidance in effect during that period.
In applying the accounting principles under Topic 606, the Company appropriately applied the full retrospective method to this land sale during the nine-months ended September 30, 2017 results of operations and recognized $73,000 and $9,000 of revenues and profit from the sale of land, respectively.
No other differences were noted during our evaluation.
Please also refer to Critical Accounting Policies in Part I, Item 2 of this report for discussion on changes to critical accounting policies.

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2.    EQUITY
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
Basic net income per share attributable to common stockholders is based upon the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the year. Diluted net income per share attributable to common stockholders is based upon the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding and the weighted average number of shares outstanding assuming the vesting of restricted stock grants per ASC 260, “Earnings Per Share.”
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock
25,959,546

 
20,864,470

 
25,941,243

 
20,849,325

Common stock equivalents
20,881

 
30,003

 
31,716

 
43,951

Diluted shares outstanding
25,980,427

 
20,894,473

 
25,972,959

 
20,893,276


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3.     MARKETABLE SECURITIES
ASC 320, “Investments – Debt and Equity Securities” requires that an enterprise classify all debt securities as either held-to-maturity, trading or available-for-sale. The Company has elected to classify its securities as available-for-sale and therefore is required to adjust securities to fair value at each reporting date. All costs and both realized and unrealized gains and losses on securities are determined on a specific identification basis. The following is a summary of available-for-sale securities at:
($ in thousands)
 
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Marketable Securities:
Fair Value
Hierarchy
Cost
 
Fair Value
 
Cost
 
Fair Value
Certificates of deposit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
with unrecognized losses for less than 12 months
 
$
5,237

 
$
5,183

 
$
6,238

 
$
6,222

with unrecognized losses for more than 12 months
 
1,087

 
1,085

 
102

 
100

with unrecognized gains
 

 

 
2,088

 
2,089

Total Certificates of deposit
Level 1
6,324

 
6,268

 
8,428

 
8,411

U.S. Treasury and agency notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
with unrecognized losses for less than 12 months
 
29,766

 
29,528

 
29,741

 
29,669

with unrecognized losses for more than 12 months
 
234

 
233

 
137

 
135

with unrecognized gains
 
3

 
4

 
152

 
153

Total U.S. Treasury and agency notes
Level 2
30,003

 
29,765

 
30,030

 
29,957

Corporate notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
with unrecognized losses for less than 12 months
 
21,453

 
21,304

 
18,230

 
18,159

with unrecognized losses for more than 12 months
 
3,063

 
3,047

 
2,804

 
2,788

with unrecognized gains
 
1,125

 
1,125

 

 

Total Corporate notes
Level 2
25,641

 
25,476

 
21,034

 
20,947

Municipal notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
with unrecognized losses for less than 12 months
 
6,770

 
6,717

 
10,298

 
10,288

with unrecognized losses for more than 12 months
 
1,074

 
1,065

 
999

 
987

with unrecognized gains
 
90

 
90

 
277

 
278

Total Municipal notes
Level 2
7,934

 
7,872

 
11,574

 
11,553

 
 
$
69,902

 
$
69,381

 
$
71,066

 
$
70,868

We evaluate our securities for other-than-temporary impairment based on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding each security valued below its cost. Factors considered include the length of time the securities have been valued below cost, the financial condition of the issuer, industry reports related to the issuer, the severity of any decline, our intention not to sell the security, and our assessment as to whether it is not more likely than not that we will be required to sell the security before a recovery of its amortized cost basis. We then segregate the loss between the amounts representing a decrease in cash flows expected to be collected, or the credit loss, which is recognized through earnings, and the balance of the loss, which is recognized through other comprehensive income. At September 30, 2018, the fair market value of investment securities was $521,000 below the cost basis of securities.
As of September 30, 2018, the adjustment to accumulated other comprehensive loss in consolidated equity for the temporary change in the value of securities reflected a decrease in the market value of available-for-sale securities of $323,000, which includes estimated taxes of $69,000. As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s gross unrealized holding gains equaled $1,000 and gross unrealized holding losses equaled $522,000.


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The following tables summarize the maturities, at par, of marketable securities as of:
 
September 30, 2018
($ in thousands)
2018
 
2019
 
2020
 
2021
 
Total
Certificates of deposit
$
2,211

 
$
2,311

 
$
1,799

 
$

 
$
6,321

U.S. Treasury and agency notes
3,351

 
17,574

 
9,174

 

 
30,099

Corporate notes
4,325

 
13,721

 
7,150

 
400

 
25,596

Municipal notes
823

 
5,111

 
2,000

 

 
7,934

 
$
10,710

 
$
38,717

 
$
20,123

 
$
400

 
$
69,950

 
 
December 31, 2017
($ in thousands)
2018
 
2019
 
2020
 
2021
 
Total
Certificates of deposit
$
4,306

 
$
2,311

 
$
1,799

 

 
$
8,416

U.S. Treasury and agency notes
6,399

 
14,599

 
9,171

 

 
30,169

Corporate notes
7,954

 
6,430

 
6,450

 

 
20,834

Municipal notes
1,568

 
6,957

 
3,003

 

 
11,528

 
$
20,227

 
$
30,297

 
$
20,423

 
$

 
$
70,947

The Company’s investments in corporate notes are with companies that have an investment grade rating from Standard & Poor’s.
4.     REAL ESTATE
($ in thousands)
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Real estate development
 
 
 
Mountain Village
$
136,183

 
$
132,034

Centennial
98,203

 
94,271

Grapevine
30,455

 
28,139

Tejon Ranch Commerce Center
15,514

 
12,892

Real estate development
280,355

 
267,336

 
 
 
 
Real estate and improvements - held for lease
 
 
 
Tejon Ranch Commerce Center
21,124

 
21,123

Real estate and improvements - held for lease
21,124

 
21,123

Less accumulated depreciation
(2,283
)
 
(2,008
)
Real estate and improvements - held for lease, net
$
18,841

 
$
19,115


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5.     LONG-TERM WATER ASSETS
Long-term water assets consist of water and water contracts held for future use or sale. The water is held at cost, which includes the price paid for the water and the cost to pump and deliver the water from the California aqueduct into the water bank. Water is currently held in a water bank on Company land in southern Kern County. Company-banked water costs also include costs related to the right to receive additional acre-feet of water in the future from the Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency, or AVEK. The Company has also banked water within an AVEK owned water bank.
We have also been purchasing water for future use or sale. In 2008, we purchased 8,393 acre-feet of transferable water and in 2009 we purchased an additional 6,393 acre-feet of transferable water, all of which was held on our behalf by AVEK but is now stored in the Company's water bank. We also have secured State Water Project, or SWP, entitlement under long-term SWP water contracts within the Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District and the Dudley-Ridge Water District, totaling 3,444 acre-feet of SWP entitlement annually, subject to SWP allocations. These contracts extend through 2035 and have been transferred to AVEK for our use in the Antelope Valley. In 2013, the Company acquired a contract to purchase water that obligates the Company to purchase 6,693 acre-feet of water each year from the Nickel Family, LLC, or Nickel, a California limited liability company that is located in Kern County.
The initial term of the water purchase agreement with Nickel runs to 2044 and includes a Company option to extend the contract for an additional 35 years. The purchase cost of water in 2018 is $738 per acre-foot. The purchase cost is subject to annual increases based on the greater of the consumer price index or 3%.
The water purchased above will ultimately be used in the development of the Company’s land for commercial/industrial real estate development, resort/residential real estate development, and farming. Interim uses may include the sale of portions of this water to third party users on an annual basis until this water is fully allocated to Company uses, as just described.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we sold 7,442 acre-feet of water to three different customers totaling $7,992,000 with a cost of $3,679,000, which was recorded in the mineral resources segment on the unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations.
The costs assigned to water assets held for future use were as follows ($ in thousands):
 
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Banked water and water for future delivery
$
5,452

 
$
5,220

Transferable water
15,725

 
13,351

Total tangible water
$
21,177

 
$
18,571



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Intangible Water Assets
The Company's carrying amounts of its intangible water assets were as follows ($ in thousands):
 
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
Costs
 
Accumulated Depreciation
 
Costs
 
Accumulated Depreciation
Dudley Ridge water rights
$
12,203

 
$
(3,739
)
 
$
12,203

 
$
(3,377
)
Nickel water rights
18,740

 
(3,159
)
 
18,740

 
(2,678
)
Tulare Lake Basin water rights
5,857

 
(2,362
)
 
5,857

 
(2,186
)
 
$
36,800

 
$
(9,260
)
 
$
36,800

 
$
(8,241
)
Net intangible water assets
27,540

 
 
 
28,559

 
 
Total tangible water assets
21,177

 
 
 
18,571

 
 
Net investments in water assets
$
48,717

 
 
 
$
47,130

 
 

Water contracts with the Wheeler Ridge Maricopa Water Storage District, or WRMWSD, and the Tejon-Castac Water District, or TCWD, are also in place, but were entered into with each district at inception of the contract and not purchased later from third parties, and do not have a related financial value on the
books of the Company. Therefore, there is no amortization expense related to these contracts. Total water resources including recurring annual contract water were as follows:
(in acre-feet, unaudited)
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Water held for future use
 
 
 
AVEK water bank
13,033

 
13,033

Company water bank
33,634

 
31,497

TCWD - Banked water contracted with Company
49,184

 
49,184

Transferable water
5,889

 
6,169

Total water held for future use
101,740

 
99,883

Water contracts - annual availability
 
 
 
Dudley-Ridge, Nickel and Tulare
10,137

 
10,137

WRMWSD
15,547

 
15,547

TCWD
5,749

 
5,749

Total water contracts
31,433

 
31,433

Total water held for future use and water contracts
133,173

 
131,316

Tejon Ranchcorp, or Ranchcorp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tejon Ranch Co., entered into a Water Supply Agreement with Pastoria Energy Facility, L.L.C., or PEF in 2015. PEF is the current lessee under the power plant lease. Pursuant to the Water Supply Agreement, PEF may purchase from Ranchcorp up to 3,500 acre-feet of water per year from January 1, 2017 through July 31, 2030, with an option to extend the term. PEF is under no obligation to purchase water from Ranchcorp in any year but is required to pay Ranchcorp an annual option payment equal to 30% of the maximum annual payment. The price of the water under the Water Supply Agreement for 2018 is $1,088 per acre-foot of annual water, subject to 3% annual increases over the life of the contract. The Water Supply Agreement contains other customary terms and conditions, including representations and warranties, which are typical for agreements of this type. The Company's commitments to sell water can be met through current water assets.


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6.     ACCRUED LIABILITIES AND OTHER
Accrued liabilities and other consists of the following:
($ in thousands)
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Accrued vacation
$
735

 
$
824

Accrued paid personal leave
421

 
494

Accrued bonus
2,013

 
126

Other
1,250

 
366

 
$
4,419

 
$
1,810

7.     LINE OF CREDIT AND LONG-TERM DEBT
Debt consists of the following:
($ in thousands)
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Revolving line of credit
$

 
$

Notes payable
66,881

 
69,741

Other borrowings
60

 
218

Total short-term and long-term debt
66,941

 
69,959

Less: line-of-credit and current maturities of long-term debt
(4,081
)
 
(4,004
)
Less: deferred loan costs
(123
)
 
(139
)
Long-term debt, less current portion
$
62,737

 
$
65,816

On October 13, 2014, the Company as borrower entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, a Term Note and a Revolving Line of Credit Note, or collectively the Credit Facility, with Wells Fargo. The Credit Facility added a $70,000,000 term loan, or Term Loan, to the existing $30,000,000 revolving line of credit, or RLC. Funds from the Term Loan were used to finance the Company's purchase of DMB TMV LLC’s interest in TMV LLC. Any future borrowings under the RLC will be used for ongoing working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes. To maintain availability of funds under the RLC, undrawn amounts under the RLC will accrue a commitment fee of 10 basis points per annum. The Company's ability to borrow additional funds in the future under the RLC is subject to compliance with certain financial covenants and making certain representations and warranties.
As of September 30, 2018, and December 31, 2017, the RLC had no outstanding balance. At the Company’s option, the interest rate on this line of credit can float at 1.50% over a selected LIBOR average or can be fixed at 1.50% above LIBOR for a fixed rate term. During the term of the Credit Facility (which matures in September 2019), we can borrow at any time and partially or wholly repay any outstanding borrowings and then re-borrow, as necessary.
The Term Loan had outstanding balances of $63,393,000 and $66,046,000 as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. The interest rate per annum applicable to the Term Loan is LIBOR (as defined in the Term Note) plus a margin of 170 basis points. The interest rate for the term of the Term Loan has been fixed through the use of an interest rate swap at a rate of 4.11%. The Term Loan required interest-only payments for the first two years of the term and thereafter requires monthly amortization payments pursuant to a schedule set forth in the Term Note, with the final outstanding principal amount due October 5, 2024. The Company may make voluntary prepayments on the Term Loan at any time without penalty (excluding any applicable LIBOR or interest rate swap breakage costs). Each optional prepayment will be applied to reduce the most remote principal payment then unpaid. The Credit Facility is secured by the Company's farmland and farm assets, which include equipment, crops and crop

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receivables, the power plant lease and lease site, and related accounts and other rights to payment and inventory.
The Credit Facility requires compliance with three financial covenants: (a) total liabilities divided by tangible net worth not greater than 0.75 to 1.0 at each quarter end; (b) a debt service coverage ratio not less than 1.25 to 1.00 as of each quarter end on a rolling four quarter basis; and (c) maintain liquid assets equal to or greater than $20,000,000. At September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, we were in compliance with all financial covenants.
The Credit Facility also contains customary negative covenants that limit the ability of the Company to, among other things, make capital expenditures, incur indebtedness and issue guaranties, consummate certain assets sales, acquisitions or mergers, make investments, pay dividends or repurchase stock, or incur liens on any assets.
The Credit Facility contains customary events of default, including: failure to make required payments; failure to comply with terms of the Credit Facility; bankruptcy and insolvency; and a change in control without consent of the bank (which consent will not be unreasonably withheld). The Credit Facility contains other customary terms and conditions, including representations and warranties, which are typical for credit facilities of this type.
In 2013, we entered into a promissory note agreement, secured by real estate, with CMFG Life Insurance Company to pay a principal amount of $4,750,000 with principal and interest due monthly starting on October 1, 2013. The interest rate on this promissory note is 4.25% per annum, with monthly principal and interest payments of $102,700 ending on September 1, 2028. The proceeds from this promissory note were used to repay debt that had been previously used to provide long-term financing for a building being leased to Starbucks and provide additional working capital for future investment. The current balance on the promissory note is $3,488,000. The balance of this long-term debt instrument included in "Notes payable" above approximates the fair value of the instrument.
8.     OTHER LIABILITIES
Other liabilities consist of the following:
($ in thousands)
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Pension liability (Note 13)
$
2,163

 
$
2,280

Interest rate swap liability (Note 10)1

 
894

Supplemental executive retirement plan liability (Note 13)
7,592

 
7,759

Excess joint venture distributions and other
2,293

 
758

Total
$
12,048

 
$
11,691

 
 
 
 
1 The Company's interest rate swap had an asset balance of $1.4 million as of September 30, 2018 and is presented under the caption Other Assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
For the captions presented in the table above, please refer to the respective Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements for further detail.
9.     STOCK COMPENSATION - RESTRICTED STOCK AND PERFORMANCE SHARE GRANTS
The Company’s stock incentive plans provide for the making of awards to employees based upon a service condition or through the achievement of performance-related objectives. The Company has issued three types of stock grant awards under these plans: restricted stock with service condition vesting; performance share grants that only vest upon the achievement of specified performance conditions, such

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as corporate cash flow goals; and performance share grants that include threshold, target, and maximum achievement levels based on the achievement of specific performance milestones. The Company has also granted performance share grants that contain both performance-based and market-based conditions. Compensation cost for these awards is recognized based on either the achievement of the performance-based conditions, if they are considered probable, or if they are not considered probable, on the achievement of the market-based condition. Failure to satisfy the threshold performance conditions will result in the forfeiture of shares. Forfeiture of share awards with service conditions or performance-based restrictions results in a reversal of previously recognized share-based compensation expense. Forfeiture of share awards with market-based restrictions does not result in a reversal of previously recognized share-based compensation expense.
The following is a summary of the Company's performance share grants with performance conditions for the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
Performance Share Grants with Performance Conditions
Below threshold performance

Threshold performance
179,211

Target performance
407,950

Maximum performance
619,512

The following is a summary of the Company’s stock grant activity, both time and performance share grants, assuming target achievement for outstanding performance share grants for the following periods:
 
September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Stock grants outstanding beginning of the period at target achievement
536,860

 
386,171

New stock grants/additional shares due to maximum achievement
97,529

 
295,243

Vested grants
(87,825
)
 
(99,769
)
Expired/forfeited grants
(1,842
)
 
(44,785
)
Stock grants outstanding end of period at target achievement
544,722

 
536,860

The unamortized costs associated with unvested stock grants and the weighted average period over which it is expected to be recognized as of September 30, 2018 were $5,228,000 and 19 months, respectively. The fair value of restricted stock with time-based vesting features is based upon the Company’s share price on the date of grant and is expensed over the service period. Fair value of performance share grants that cliff vest based on the achievement of performance conditions is based on the share price of the Company’s stock on the day of grant once the Company determines that it is probable that the award will vest. This fair value is expensed over the service period applicable to these grants. For performance share grants that contain a range of shares from zero to a maximum we determine based on historic and projected results, the probability of (1) achieving the performance objective, and (2) the level of achievement. Based on this information, we determine the fair value of the award and measure the expense over the service period related to these grants. Because the ultimate vesting of all performance share grants is tied to the achievement of a performance condition, we estimate whether the performance condition will be met and over what period of time. Ultimately, we adjust compensation cost according to the actual outcome of the performance condition.
Under the Non-Employee Director Stock Incentive Plan, or NDSI Plan, each non-employee director receives his or her annual compensation in stock. The stock is granted at the end of each quarter based on the quarter end stock price.

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The following table summarizes stock compensation costs for the Company's 1998 Employee Stock Incentive Plan, or the Employee Plan, and NDSI Plan for the following periods:
($ in thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
Employee Plan:
2018
 
2017
    Expensed
$
2,072

 
$
2,067

    Capitalized
812

 
402

 
2,884

 
2,469

NDSI Plan - Expensed
529

 
504

Total Stock Compensation Costs
$
3,413

 
$
2,973

10.     INTEREST RATE SWAP
During October 2014, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement to hedge cash flows tied to changes in the underlying floating interest rate tied to LIBOR for the Term Note as discussed in Note 7 (Line of Credit and Long-Term Debt). The ineffective portion of the change in fair value of our interest rate swap agreement is required to be recognized directly in earnings. During the quarter ended September 30, 2018, our interest rate swap agreement was 100% effective; because of this, no hedge ineffectiveness was recognized in earnings. Changes in fair value, including accrued interest and adjustments for non-performance risk, on the effective portion of our interest rate swap agreements that are designated and that qualify as cash flow hedges are classified in accumulated other comprehensive income. Amounts classified in accumulated other comprehensive income are subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period during which the hedged transactions affect earnings. As of September 30, 2018, the fair value of our interest rate swap agreement exceeds its cost basis and as such is recorded as an asset balance in Other Assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
We had the following outstanding interest rate swap agreement designated as a cash flow hedge of interest rate risk as of September 30, 2018 ($ in thousands):
Effective Date
 
Maturity Date
 
Fair Value Hierarchy
 
Weighted Average Interest Rate
 
Fair Value
 
Notional Amount
October 15, 2014
 
October 5, 2024
 
Level 2
 
4.11%
 
$1,412
 
$63,393
11.     INCOME TAXES
For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company's income tax expense was $1,333,000 compared to income tax benefit of $1,468,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. These represent effective income tax rates of approximately 25% and 41% for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and, 2017, respectively. The decrease in the effective income tax rate resulted from the Tax Cut Jobs Act which lowered the Company’s U.S. statutory federal income tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018. As of September 30, 2018, we had income tax receivable of $88,000. The Company classifies interest and penalties incurred on tax payments as income tax expense. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company did not make any income tax payments. The Company did not record a provisional adjustment for the three- and nine-months ended September 30, 2018. As the Company completes its analysis of the accounting for the tax effects of the U.S. Tax Reform, the Company may record additional provisional amounts or adjustments to provisional amounts as discrete items in future periods.

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12.     COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Company's land is subject to water contracts with minimum annual payments. During the first three quarters of 2018, the Company has paid approximately $10,282,000 relating to these water contracts and does not expect to make any additional payments in 2018. These water contract payments consist of SWP, contracts with Wheeler Ridge Maricopa Water Storage District, Tejon-Castac Water District, or TCWD, Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, Dudley-Ridge Water Storage District and the Nickel water contract. The SWP contracts run through 2035, and the Nickel water contract runs through 2044, with an option to extend an additional 35 years. As discussed in Note 5 (Long-Term Water Assets), we purchased the assignment of a contract to purchase water in late 2013. The assigned water contract is with Nickel and obligates us to purchase 6,693 acre-feet of water annually through the term of the contract.
The Company is obligated to make payments of approximately $800,000 per year through 2021 to the Tejon Ranch Conservancy as prescribed in the Conservation Agreement we entered into with five major environmental organizations in 2008. Our advances to the Tejon Ranch Conservancy are dependent on the occurrence of certain events and their timing and are therefore subject to change in amount and period. These amounts are recorded in real estate development for the Centennial, Grapevine and Mountain Village, or MV, projects.
The Company exited a consulting contract during the second quarter of 2014 related to the Grapevine Development and is obligated to pay an earned incentive fee at the time of successful receipt of litigated project entitlements and at a value measurement date five-years after litigated entitlements have been achieved for Grapevine. The final amount of the incentive fees will not be finalized until the future payment dates. The Company believes that net savings from exiting the contract over this future time period will more than offset the incentive payment costs.
The Tejon Ranch Public Facilities Financing Authority, or TRPFFA, is a joint powers authority formed by Kern County and TCWD to finance public infrastructure within the Company’s Kern County developments. For the development of the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center, or TRCC, TRPFFA has created two Community Facilities Districts, or CFDs: the West CFD and the East CFD. The West CFD has placed liens on 420 acres of the Company’s land to secure payment of special taxes related to $28,620,000 of bond debt sold by TRPFFA for TRCC-West. The East CFD has placed liens on 1,931 acres of the Company’s land to secure payments of special taxes related to $55,000,000 of bond debt sold by TRPFFA for TRCC-East. At TRCC-West, the West CFD has no additional bond debt approved for issuance. At TRCC-East, the East CFD has approximately $65,000,000 of additional bond debt authorized by TRPFFA that can be sold in the future.
In connection with the sale of bonds there is a standby letter of credit for $4,468,000 related to the issuance of East CFD bonds. The standby letter of credit is in place to provide additional credit enhancement and cover approximately two years' worth of interest on the outstanding bonds. This letter of credit will not be drawn upon unless the Company, as the largest landowner in the CFD, fails to make its property tax payments. The Company believes that the letter of credit will never be drawn upon. The letter of credit is for two years and will be renewed in two-year intervals as necessary. The annual cost related to the letter of credit is approximately $68,000.
The Company is obligated, as a landowner in each CFD, to pay its share of the special taxes assessed each year. The secured lands include both the TRCC-West and TRCC-East developments. Proceeds from the sale of West CFD bonds went to reimburse the Company for public infrastructure costs related to the TRCC-West development. At September 30, 2018 there were no additional improvement funds remaining from the West CFD bonds and there are $6,383,000 in improvement funds within the East CFD bonds for reimbursement of public infrastructure costs during 2018 and future years. During 2018 the Company expects to pay approximately $2,570,000 in special taxes. As development continues to occur at TRCC, new owners of land and new lease tenants, through triple net leases, will bear an increasing portion of the

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assessed special tax. This amount could change in the future based on the amount of bonds outstanding and the amount of taxes paid by others. The assessment of each individual property sold or leased is not determinable at this time because it is based on the current tax rate and the assessed value of the property at the time of sale or on its assessed value at the time it is leased to a third-party. Accordingly, the Company is not required to recognize an obligation at September 30, 2018.
In July 2014, the Company received a copy of a Notice of Intent to Sue, dated July 17, 2014 indicating that the Center for Biological Diversity, or CBD, the Wishtoyo Foundation and Dee Dominguez intend to initiate a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or USFWS, under the federal Endangered Species Act challenging USFWS's approval of Ranchcorp's Tehachapi Uplands Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, and USFWS's issuance of an Incidental Take Permit, to Ranchcorp for the take of federally-listed species. The foregoing approvals authorize, among other things, the removal of California condor habitat associated with Ranchcorp's potential future development of MV. No lawsuit has been filed at this time. It is not possible to predict whether any lawsuit will actually be filed or whether the Company or Ranchcorp will incur any damages from such a lawsuit.
National Cement
The Company leases land to National Cement Company of California Inc., or National, for the purpose of manufacturing Portland cement from limestone deposits on the leased acreage. The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, or RWQCB, for the Lahontan Region issued orders in the late 1990s with respect to environmental conditions on the property currently leased to National.
The Company's former tenant Lafarge Corporation, or Lafarge, and current tenant National, continue to remediate these environmental conditions consistent with the RWQCB orders.
The Company is not aware of any failure by Lafarge or National to comply with directives of the RWQCB. Under current and prior leases, National and Lafarge are obligated to indemnify the Company for costs and liabilities arising out of their use of the leased premises. The remediation of environmental conditions is included within the scope of the National or Lafarge indemnity obligations. If the Company were required to remediate the environmental conditions at its own cost, it is unlikely that the amount of any such expenditure by the Company would be material and there is no reasonable likelihood of continuing risk from this matter.
Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases
On November 29, 2004, a conglomerate of public water suppliers filed a cross-complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking a judicial determination of the rights to groundwater within the Antelope Valley basin, including the groundwater underlying the Company’s land near the Centennial project. Four phases of a multi-phase trial have been completed. Upon completion of the third phase, the court ruled that the groundwater basin was in overdraft and established a current total sustainable yield. The fourth phase of trial occurred in the first half of 2013 and resulted in confirmation of each party’s groundwater pumping for 2011 and 2012. The fifth phase of the trial commenced in February 2014, and concerned 1) whether the United States has a federal reserved water right to basin groundwater, and 2) the rights to return flows from imported water. The court heard evidence on the federal reserved right but continued the trial on the return flow issues while most of the parties to the adjudication discussed a settlement, including rights to return flows. In February 2015, more than 140 parties representing more than 99% of the current water use within the adjudication boundary agreed to a settlement. On March 4, 2015, the settling parties, including Tejon, submitted a Stipulation for Entry of Judgment and Physical Solution to the court for approval. On December 23, 2015, the court entered Judgment approving the Stipulation for Entry of Judgment and Physical Solution. The Company’s water supply plan for the Centennial project anticipated reliance on, among other sources, a certain quantity of groundwater underlying the Company’s lands in the Antelope Valley. The Company’s allocation in the Judgment is consistent with that amount.

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Prior to the Judgment becoming final, on February 19 and 22, 2016, several parties, including the Willis Class and Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District, filed notices of appeal from the Judgment. The Appeal has been transferred from the Fourth Appellate District to the Fifth Appellate District.
Appellate briefing is expected to occur during the fourth quarter of 2018 or first half of 2019. Notwithstanding the appeals, the parties with assistance from the Court have established the Watermaster Board, hired the Watermaster Engineer and Watermaster Legal Counsel, and begun administering the Physical Solution, consistent with the Judgment.
Summary and Status of Kern Water Bank Lawsuits
On June 3, 2010, the Central Delta and South Delta Water Agencies and several environmental groups, including the CBD (collectively, Central Delta), filed a complaint in the Sacramento County Superior Court against the California Department of Water Resources, or DWR, Kern County Water Agency and a number of “real parties in interest,” including the Company and TCWD.  The lawsuit challenges certain amendments to the SWP contracts that were originally approved in 1995, known as the Monterey Amendments. Petitioners in this action also sought to invalidate the 2010 environmental impact report (2010 EIR) regarding the Monterey Amendments prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, pertaining to the Kern Water Bank, or KWB.
The trial court concluded that the 2010 EIR for the Monterey Amendments was insufficient with regard to the EIR's evaluation of the potential impacts of the operation of the KWB, particularly on groundwater and water quality and issued a writ of mandate that required DWR to prepare a remedial EIR. DWR approved a remedial EIR (the 2016 EIR).
On October 21, 2016, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and some of the Central Delta petitioners filed a new lawsuit in Sacramento County Superior Court challenging the 2016 EIR. On October 2, 2017, the Sacramento County Superior Court dismissed the new lawsuit and discharged the writ of mandate relating to the 2016 EIR. The CFS petitioners appealed the Sacramento County Superior Court’s 2017 judgment. The Central Delta and CFS appeals are consolidated for hearing and are pending before the Third Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal. The Central Delta and CFS lawsuits principally challenge (i) the adequacy of the 2010 EIR and 2016 EIR and (ii) validity of DWR’s form of CEQA approval of the Monterey Amendments following certification of the 2010 EIR and the 2016 EIR, and (iii) the validity of the Monterey Amendments on various grounds, including the transfer of the KWB lands, from DWR to the Kern County Water Agency and in turn to the Kern Water Bank Authority, or KWBA, whose members are various Kern and Kings County interests, including TCWD, which has a 2% interest in the KWBA. A parallel lawsuit was also filed by Central Delta in Kern County Superior Court on July 2, 2010, against Kern County Water Agency, also naming the Company and TCWD as real parties in interest, which has been stayed pending the outcome of the other action against DWR.  The Company is named on the ground that it “controls” TCWD.  This lawsuit has since been moved to the Sacramento County Superior Court. Another lawsuit was filed in Kern County Superior Court on June 3, 2010, by two districts adjacent to the KWB, namely Rosedale Rio Bravo and Buena Vista Water Storage Districts, or Rosedale, asserting that the 2016 EIR did not adequately evaluate potential impacts arising from operations of the KWB, but this lawsuit did not name the Company, only TCWD. TCWD has a contract right for water stored in the KWB and rights to recharge and withdraw water.  This lawsuit has since been moved to the Sacramento County Superior Court. In an initial favorable ruling on January 25, 2013, the court, in the Central Delta lawsuit, determined that the challenges to the validity of the Monterey Amendments, including the transfer of the KWB lands, were not timely and were barred by the statutes of limitation, the doctrine of laches, and by the annual validating statute. The substantive hearing on the challenges to the 2010 EIR was held on January 31, 2014. On March 5, 2014 the court issued a decision, rejecting all of Central Delta’s CEQA, claims, except the Rosedale claim, joined by Central Delta, that the

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2010 EIR did not adequately evaluate future impacts from operation of the KWB, in particular the potential impacts on groundwater and water quality.
On November 24, 2014, the court issued a writ of mandate (the 2014 Writ) that required DWR to prepare a revised EIR regarding the Monterey Amendments evaluating the potential operational impacts of the KWB. The 2014 Writ authorized the continued operation of the KWB pending completion of the 2016 EIR subject to certain conditions, including those described in an interim operating plan negotiated between the KWBA and Rosedale. The 2014 Writ, as revised by the court, required DWR to certify the 2016 EIR and file the return to the 2014 Writ by September 28, 2016. On September 20, 2016, the Director of DWR (a) certified the 2016 EIR prepared by DWR, as in compliance with CEQA, (b) adopted findings, a statement of overriding considerations, and a mitigation, monitoring and reporting program as required by CEQA, (c) made a new finding pertaining to carrying out the Monterey Amendments through continued use and operation of the KWB by the KWBA, and (d) caused a notice of determination to be filed with the Office of Planning and Resources of the State of California on September 22, 2016. On September 28, 2016, DWR filed with the Sacramento Superior Court its return to the 2014 Writ.
On November 24, 2014, the court entered a judgment in the Central Delta case (1) dismissing the challenges to the validity of the Monterey Amendments and the transfer of the KWB lands in their entirety and (2) granting in part and denying in part the CEQA petition for writ of mandate. Central Delta has appealed the judgment and the KWBA and certain other parties have filed a cross-appeal with regard to certain defenses to the CEQA cause of action. The appeals are pending in the Third Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal.
On December 3, 2014, the court entered judgment in the Rosedale case (i) in favor of Rosedale in the CEQA cause of action, and (ii) dismissing the declaratory relief cause of action. No appeal of the Rosedale judgment has been filed. Rosedale has stipulated to the discharge of the 2014 Writ.
On October 21, 2016, the Central Delta petitioners and a new party, the CFS (CFS Petitioners), filed a new lawsuit (the CFS Petition) against DWR and naming a number of real parties in interest, including KWBA and TCWD (but not including the Company). The new lawsuit challenges DWR’s (i) certification of the Revised EIR, (ii) compliance with the 2014 Writ and CEQA, and (iii) finding concerning the continued use and operation of the KWB by KWBA. In response to a motion filed by the CFS Petitioners, on April 7, 2017, the Superior Court denied the CFS Petitioners’ motion to stay the Superior Court proceedings on the return to the 2014 Writ and CFS Petition pending the appeal in the Central Delta case. The Superior Court subsequently modified the 2014 Writ to authorize the KWBA to construct an additional 190 acres of recharge ponds within the KWB pending the court's consideration of DWR's return to the 2014 Writ and the petition in CFS vs DWR. On August 18, 2017, the Superior Court held a hearing on the return to the 2014 Writ and on the CFS Petition. On October 2, 2017, the Superior Court issued a ruling that the court shall deny the CFS Petition and shall discharge the 2014 Writ. CFS has appealed the Superior Court judgment denying the CFS Petition. The Third Appellate District of the Court of Appeal granted DWR’s motion to consolidate the CFS appeal, for hearing, with the pending appeals in the Central Delta case. Briefing on the appeal of the judgment regarding the CFS Petition is anticipated to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.
To the extent there may be an adverse outcome of the claims still pending as described above, the monetary value cannot be estimated at this time.
Grapevine
On December 6, 2016 the Kern County Board of Supervisors granted entitlement approval for the Grapevine project (described below).  On January 5, 2017 the CBD, and the CFS, filed an action in Kern County Superior Court pursuant to CEQA, against Kern County and the Kern County Board of Supervisors (collectively, the County) concerning the County’s granting of approvals for the Grapevine

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project, including certification of the final EIR and related findings; approval of associated general plan amendments; adoption of associated zoning maps; adoption of Specific Plan Amendment No. 155, Map No. 500; adoption of Special Plan No. 1, Map No. 202; exclusion from Agricultural Preserve No. 19; and adoption of a development agreement, among other associated approvals.  The Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ranchcorp, are named as real parties in interest in this action.
The action alleges that the County failed to properly follow the procedures and requirements of CEQA, including failure to identify, analyze and mitigate impacts to air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, biological resources, traffic, water supply and hydrology, growth inducing impacts, failure to adequately consider project alternatives and to provide support for the County’s findings and statement of overriding considerations in adopting the EIR and failure to adequately describe the environmental setting and project description.  On December 6, 2017, the County served a responsive pleading answering petitioners' allegations and denying that relief should be granted. Petitioners seek to invalidate the County's approval of the project, the environmental approvals and require the County to revise the environmental documentation.
On July 27, 2018 the court held a hearing on the petitioners’ claims. At that hearing, the court rejected all of petitioners’ claims raised in the litigation, except petitioners’ claims that (i) the project description was inadequate and (ii) such inadequacy resulted in aspects of certain environmental impacts being improperly analyzed. As to the claims described in “(i)” and “(ii)” in the foregoing sentence, the court determined that the EIR was inadequate. In that regard, the court determined the Grapevine project description contained in the EIR allowed development to occur in the time and manner determined by the real parties in interest and, as a consequence, such development flexibility could result in the project’s internal capture rate (ICR) - the percent of vehicle trips remaining within the project - actually being lower than the projected ICR levels used in the EIR to analyze various environmental impacts.
The court tentatively granted a writ of mandate ordering the County to prepare a supplemental EIR to address potential environmental effects resulting from the Grapevine project’s actual ICR being lower than projected in the EIR with respect to traffic, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, public health and growth inducing impacts. The court did not issue a final ruling at the July 27, 2018 hearing, reserving the scope of the writ for further hearing. While the court initially set a February 15, 2019 hearing to consider and rule on what remedies it may impose as part of a final ruling, including whether to invalidate the Grapevine project approvals, the court subsequently at a September 21, 2018 case management conference advanced the remedy hearing to December 7, 2018. The parties will submit briefs to the court on their respective position as to what remedies should apply. Following the December 7, 2018 hearing, the court will then issue a final judgment issuing a writ of mandate and ordering whatever lawful remedy it deems appropriate. Following issuance of the final ruling, either party may appeal the court’s decision.
Proceedings Incidental to Business
From time to time, we are involved in other proceedings incidental to our business, including actions relating to employee claims, real estate disputes, contractor disputes and grievance hearings before labor regulatory agencies.
The outcome of these other proceedings is not predictable. However, based on current circumstances, we do not believe that the ultimate resolution of these other proceedings, after considering available defenses and any insurance coverage or indemnification rights, will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows either individually or in the aggregate.


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13.    RETIREMENT PLANS
The Company has a defined benefit plan that covers many of its employees, or the Benefit Plan. The benefits are based on years of service and the employee’s five-year final average salary. Contributions are intended to provide for benefits attributable to service both to-date and expected-to-be provided in the future. The Company funds the Benefit Plan in accordance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Pension Protection Act. In April 2017, the Company froze the Benefit Plan as it relates to future benefit accruals for participants. The Benefit Plan was closed to new participants in February 2007. The Company expects to contribute $160,000 to the Benefit Plan during 2018.
Benefit Plan assets consist of equity, debt and short-term money market investment funds. The Benefit Plan’s current investment policy changed during the third quarter of 2018. The new policy is a liability driven investment strategy in which the primary focus is to minimize the volatility of the funding ratio. This objective will result in a prescribed asset mix between "return seeking" assets (e.g. stocks) and a bond portfolio (e.g. long duration bonds) according to a pre-determined customized investment strategy based on the Plan's Funded Status as the primary input. This path will be used as a reference point as to the mix of assets, which by design will de-emphasize the return seeking portion as funded status improves. At September 30, 2018, the investment mix was approximately 65% equity, 34% debt, and 1% money market funds but will change in the future as we implement the new investment policy. At December 31, 2017, the Benefit Plan was managed under the prior investment policy and the investment mix was approximately 57% equity, 37% debt, and 6% money market funds. Equity investments consist of a combination of individual equity securities plus value funds, growth funds, large cap funds and international stock funds. Debt investments consist of U.S. Treasury securities and investment grade corporate debt. The weighted average discount rates used in determining periodic pension cost were 3.7% and 3.9% in 2018 and 2017, respectively. The expected long-term rate of return on plan assets is 7.5% in 2018 and 2017. The long-term rate of return on Benefit Plan assets is based on the historical returns within the plan and expectations for future returns.
The expected total pension and retirement expense for the Benefit Plan was as follows:
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
($ in thousands)
2018
 
2017
Cost components:
 
 
 
Service cost-benefits earned during the period
$

 
$
(30
)
Interest cost on projected benefit obligation
(273
)
 
(292
)
Expected return on plan assets
438

 
397

Net amortization and deferral
(48
)
 
(74
)
Total net periodic pension earnings (cost)
$
117

 
$
1


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The Company has a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, or SERP, to restore to executives designated by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors the full benefits under the pension plan that would otherwise be restricted by certain limitations now imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. The SERP is currently unfunded. The Company in April 2017, froze the SERP plan as it relates to the accrual of additional benefits. The pension and retirement expense for the SERP was as follows:
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
($ in thousands)
2018
 
2017
Cost components:
 
 
 
Interest cost on projected benefit obligation
$
(192
)
 
$
(216
)
Net amortization and deferral
(48
)
 
(189
)
Total net periodic pension cost
$
(240
)
 
$
(405
)
14.    REPORTING SEGMENTS AND RELATED INFORMATION
We currently operate in five reporting segments: commercial/industrial real estate development, resort/residential real estate development, mineral resources, farming, and ranch operations.
Commercial lease revenue consists of land and building leases to tenants at our commercial retail and industrial developments, base and percentage rents from our Pastoria Energy Facility power plant lease, communication tower rents, and payments from easement leases.
The revenue components of the commercial/industrial real estate development segment were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
($ in thousands)
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Pastoria Energy Facility
$
1,231

 
$
1,054

 
$
3,132

 
$
2,779

TRCC Leasing
431

 
569

 
1,267

 
1,488

TRCC management fees and reimbursements
212

 
373

 
612

 
823

Commercial leases
178

 
179

 
523

 
485

Communication leases
215

 
229

 
696

 
603

Landscaping and other
178

 
28

 
558

 
453

Land sale

 

 

 
73

Commercial/industrial revenues
2,445

 
2,432

 
6,788

 
6,704

Equity in earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures
1,592

 
1,724

 
2,411

 
3,512

Total commercial/industrial revenues and equity in earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures
4,037

 
4,156

 
9,199

 
10,216

Profit from commercial/industrial and unconsolidated joint ventures
$
2,359

 
$
2,841

 
$
4,814

 
$
5,256


The resort/residential real estate development segment is actively involved in the land entitlement and development process internally and through a joint venture. The segment incurs costs and expenses related

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to its development activities, but currently generates no revenue. The segment produced losses of $1,319,000 and $1,401,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The segment produced losses of $471,000 and $271,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
The mineral resources segment receives oil and mineral royalties from exploration and development companies that extract or mine the natural resources from our land in addition to periodic reimbursable costs from lessors. The segment also, as opportunities arise periodically, may generate revenues through water transactions. The revenue components of the mineral resources segment were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
($ in thousands)
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Oil and gas
$
584

 
$
356

 
$
1,745

 
$
1,161

Cement
481

 
398

 
1,309

 
1,195

Rock aggregate
301

 
262

 
847

 
690

Exploration leases
26

 

 
77

 
76

Water Sales

 

 
7,992

 
1,254

Reimbursables and other
(37
)
 
126

 
16

 
286

Total mineral resources revenues
1,355

 
1,142

 
11,986

 
4,662

Profit from mineral resources
$
781

 
$
614

 
$
6,586

 
$
2,281

The farming segment produces revenues from the sale of almonds, pistachios, wine grapes, and hay. The revenue components of the farming segment were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
($ in thousands)
2018

2017
 
2018
 
2017
Almonds
$
1,761


$
1,778

 
$
2,935

 
$
2,568

Pistachios
7,042


3,104

 
7,126

 
3,672

Wine grapes
1,483


2,161

 
1,483

 
2,161

Other
550


423

 
1,029

 
997

Total farming revenues
10,836

 
7,466

 
12,573

 
9,398

(Loss) profit from farming
$
4,295

 
$
(455
)
 
$
3,003

 
$
(1,104
)
Ranch operations consists of game management revenues and ancillary land uses such as grazing leases and filming. Within game management we operate our High Desert Hunt Club, a premier upland bird hunting club. The High Desert Hunt Club offers over 6,400 acres and 35 hunting fields, each field providing different terrain and challenges. The hunting season runs from mid-October through March. We sell individual hunting packages as well as memberships. Ranch operations also includes Hunt at Tejon, which offers a wide variety of guided big game hunts including trophy Rocky Mountain elk, deer, turkey and wild pig. We offer guided hunts and memberships for both the Spring and Fall hunting seasons. The revenue components of the segment were as follows:

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Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
($ in thousands)
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Game management
$
386

 
$
277

 
$
990

 
$
918

Grazing
337

 
474

 
1,144

 
1,292

High Desert Hunt Club

 

 
183

 

Filming and other
73

 
117

 
307

 
599

Total ranch operations revenues
796

 
868

 
2,624

 
2,809

Loss from ranch operations
$
(557
)
 
$
(285
)
 
$
(1,466
)
 
$
(1,298
)
15.    INVESTMENT IN UNCONSOLIDATED AND CONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES
The Company maintains investments in joint ventures. The Company accounts for its investments in unconsolidated joint ventures using the equity method of accounting unless the venture is a variable interest entity, or VIE, and meets the requirements for consolidation. The Company’s investment in its unconsolidated joint ventures at September 30, 2018 was $27,660,000. The equity in the income of the unconsolidated joint ventures was $2,411,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The unconsolidated joint ventures have not been consolidated as of September 30, 2018, because the Company does not control the investments. The Company’s current joint ventures are as follows:
Petro Travel Plaza Holdings LLC – TA/Petro is an unconsolidated joint venture with TravelCenters of America, LLC for the development and management of travel plazas and convenience stores. The Company has 50% voting rights and shares 60% of profit and losses in this joint venture. It houses multiple commercial eating establishments as well as diesel and gasoline operations in TRCC. The Company does not control the investment due to its having only 50% voting rights, and because our partner in the joint venture is the managing partner and performs all of the day-to-day operations and has significant decision making authority regarding key business components such as fuel inventory and pricing at the facility. At September 30, 2018, the Company had an equity investment balance of $16,447,000 in this joint venture.
Majestic Realty Co. – Majestic Realty Co., or Majestic, is a privately-held developer and owner of master planned business parks in the United States. The Company partnered with Majestic to form two 50%/50% joint ventures to acquire, develop, manage, and operate industrial real estate at TRCC. The partners have equal voting rights and equally share in the profit and loss of the joint venture. At September 30, 2018, the Company's investment balance in these joint ventures was in deficit position of $2,356,000, based on the reasons discussed below.
TRC-MRC 2, LLC was formed to acquire, lease, and maintain a fully occupied warehouse at TRCC-West. The partnership acquired the 651,909 square foot building for $24,773,000 and was largely financed through a promissory note guaranteed by both partners. The promissory note was refinanced on June 1, 2018 with a $25,240,000 promissory note (Note II), also guaranteed by both partners. Note II matures on July 1, 2028 and currently has an outstanding principal balance of $25,150,000. Since inception, we have received excess distributions resulting in a deficit balance of $2,139,888. In accordance with the applicable accounting guidance, these excess distributions are reclassified to the liabilities section of our consolidated balance sheet. We will continue to record our equity in the net income as a debit to the investment account, and if it becomes positive, it will again be shown as an asset on our consolidated balance sheet. If it becomes obvious that any excess distribution may not be returned (upon joint venture liquidation or otherwise), we will recognize any balance classified as a liability as income immediately.

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TRC-MRC 1, LLC was formed to develop and operate an approximately 480,480 square foot industrial building at TRCC-East. Since inception, we have received excess distributions resulting in a deficit balance of $216,000. In accordance with the applicable accounting guidance, these excess distributions are reclassified to the liabilities section of our consolidated balance sheet. We will continue to record our equity in the net income as a debit to the investment account, and if it becomes positive, it will again be shown as an asset on our consolidated balance sheet. If it becomes obvious that any excess distribution may not be returned (upon joint venture liquidation or otherwise), we will recognize any balance classified as a liability as income immediately. The joint venture currently has borrowings under a $25,000,000 construction loan which has a current balance of $21,963,000. Half of the facility is currently leased to Dollar General. In August of 2018, the joint venture agreed to terms on a lease for the other half of the facility with L’Oréal USA, the largest subsidiary of L’Oréal, that will bring SalonCentric, L’Oréal USA’s professional salon distribution operation, to TRCC.
Rockefeller Joint Ventures – The Company has three joint ventures with Rockefeller Group Development Corporation, or Rockefeller. At September 30, 2018, the Company’s combined equity investment balance in these three joint ventures was $11,213,000.
Two joint ventures are for the development of buildings on approximately 91 acres and are part of an agreement for the potential development of up to 500 acres of land in TRCC. The Company owns a 50% interest in each of the joint ventures. Currently, the Five West Parcel LLC joint venture owns and leases a 606,000 square foot building to Dollar General, which has options to extend the lease to April 2022. For operating revenue, please see the following table. The Five West Parcel LLC joint venture currently has an outstanding term loan with a balance of $9,307,000 that matures on May 5, 2022. The Company and Rockefeller guarantee the performance of the debt. The second of these joint ventures, 18-19 West LLC, was formed in August 2009 through the contribution of 61.5 acres of land by the Company, which is being held for future development. Both of these joint ventures are being accounted for under the equity method due to both members having significant participating rights in the management of the ventures.

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The third joint venture is the TRCC/Rock Outlet Center LLC joint venture, which was formed in 2013 to develop, own, and manage a net leasable 326,000 square-foot outlet center on land at TRCC-East. The cost of the outlet center was approximately $87,000,000 and was funded through a construction loan for up to 60% of the costs. The remaining 40% was funded through equity contributions from the two members. The Company has 50% of the voting interests of TRCC/Rock Outlet Center LLC, thus it does not control by voting interest alone. The Company is the named managing member, and as such we considered the presumption that a managing member controls the limited liability company. The managing member's responsibilities relate to the routine day-to-day activities of TRCC/Rock Outlet Center LLC. However, all operating decisions during development and operations, including the setting and monitoring of the budget, leasing, marketing, financing and selection of the contractor for any of the project's construction, are jointly made by both members of the joint venture. Therefore, the Company concluded that both members have significant participating rights that are sufficient to overcome the presumption of the Company controlling the joint venture through it being named the managing member. Therefore, the investment in TRCC/Rock Outlet Center LLC is being accounted for under the equity method. The TRCC/Rock Outlet Center LLC joint venture is separate from the aforementioned agreement to potentially develop up to 500 acres of land in TRCC. In 2013, the TRCC/Rock Outlet Center LLC joint venture entered into a construction line of credit agreement with a financial institution for $52,000,000 that, as of September 30, 2018, had an outstanding balance of $47,312,000. The Company and Rockefeller guarantee the performance of the debt.
Centennial Founders, LLC – Centennial Founders, LLC, or CFL, is a joint venture with TRI Pointe Homes and CalAtlantic that was organized to pursue the entitlement and development of land that the Company owns in Los Angeles County. Based on the Second Amended and Restated Limited Company Agreement of CFL and the change in control and funding that resulted from the amended agreement, CFL qualified as a VIE, beginning in the third quarter of 2009, and the Company was determined to be the primary beneficiary. As a result, CFL has been consolidated into our financial statements beginning in that quarter. Our partners retained a noncontrolling interest in the joint venture. On November 30, 2016, CFL and Lewis Investment Company, or Lewis, entered a Redemption and Withdrawal Agreement, whereby Lewis irrevocably and unconditionally withdrew as a member of CFL, CFL redeemed Lewis' entire interest for no consideration. As a result, our noncontrolling interest balance was reduced by $11,039,000. At September 30, 2018, the Company owned 92.88% of CFL.
The Company’s investment balance in its unconsolidated joint ventures differs from its respective capital accounts in the respective joint ventures. The differential represents the difference between the cost basis of assets contributed by the Company and the agreed upon contribution value of the assets contributed.

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Unaudited condensed statement of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and condensed balance sheet information of the Company’s unconsolidated joint ventures as of September 30, 2018 are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
Joint Venture
 
TRC
($ in thousands)
Revenues
 
Earnings(Loss)
 
Equity in Earnings(Loss)
Petro Travel Plaza Holdings, LLC
$
33,260

 
$
31,983

 
$
3,531

 
$
3,267

 
$
2,119

 
$
1,960

Five West Parcel, LLC
662

 
703

 
180

 
222

 
90

 
111

18-19 West, LLC
4

 
3

 
(24
)
 
(25
)
 
(12
)
 
(12
)
TRCC/Rock Outlet Center, LLC1
1,455

 
2,012

 
(958
)
 
(61
)
 
(479
)
 
(30
)
TRC-MRC 1, LLC
417

 

 
(324
)
 

 
(162
)
 

TRC-MRC 2, LLC2
1,044

 
935

 
74

 
(609
)
 
36

 
(305
)
 
$
36,842

 
$
35,636

 
$
2,479

 
$
2,794

 
$
1,592

 
$
1,724

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centennial Founders, LLC
$
199

 
$
179

 
$
(12
)
 
$
9

 
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Revenues for TRCC/Rock Outlet Center are presented net of non-cash tenant allowance amortization of $0.4 million and $0.4 million as of September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
(2) Earnings for TRC-MRC 2, LLC include non-cash amortization of purchase accounting adjustments related to in-place leases of $0.2 million and $1.0 million as of September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
Joint Venture
 
TRC
($ in thousands)
Revenues
 
Earnings(Loss)
 
Equity in Earnings(Loss)
Petro Travel Plaza Holdings, LLC
$
88,321

 
$
89,215

 
$
6,375

 
$
7,790

 
$
3,825

 
$
4,674

Five West Parcel, LLC
2,057

 
2,121

 
597

 
722

 
298

 
361

18-19 West, LLC
10

 
8

 
(77
)
 
(79
)
 
(38
)
 
(39
)
TRCC/Rock Outlet Center, LLC1
4,962

 
7,287

 
(3,312
)
 
(1,152
)
 
(1,656
)
 
(576
)
TRC-MRC 1, LLC
556

 

 
(426
)
 
(2
)
 
(213
)
 
(1
)
TRC-MRC 2, LLC2
3,001

 
2,775

 
391

 
(1,813
)
 
195

 
(907
)
 
$
98,907

 
$
101,406

 
$
3,548

 
$
5,466

 
$
2,411

 
$
3,512

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centennial Founders, LLC
$
210

 
$
180

 
$
(224
)
 
$
(308
)
 
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Revenues for TRCC/Rock Outlet Center are presented net of non-cash tenant allowance amortization of $1.2 million and $1.4 million as of September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
(2) Earnings for TRC-MRC 2, LLC include non-cash amortization of purchase accounting adjustments related to in-place leases of $0.6 million and $3.0 million as of September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

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September 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
Joint Venture
TRC
 
Joint Venture
TRC
($ in thousands)
Assets
Debt
Equity
Equity
 
Assets
Debt
Equity
Equity
Petro Travel Plaza Holdings, LLC
$
66,317

$
(15,282
)
$
48,079

$
16,447

 
$
67,435

$
(15,280
)
$
49,705

$
17,422

Five West Parcel, LLC
16,273

(9,307
)
6,569

3,100

 
15,738

(9,711
)
5,972

2,802

18-19 West, LLC
4,633


4,627

1,744

 
4,704


4,704

1,782

TRCC/Rock Outlet Center, LLC
76,954

(47,312
)
28,865

6,369

 
81,610

(48,769
)
32,177

8,025

TRC-MRC 1, LLC
26,586

(21,963
)
4,115


 
25,380

(19,433
)
4,541


TRC-MRC 2, LLC
21,432

(25,150
)
(4,243
)

 
20,336

(21,080
)
(992
)

Total
$
212,195

$
(119,014
)
$
88,012

$
27,660

 
$
215,203

$
(114,273
)
$
96,107

$
30,031

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centennial Founders, LLC
$
92,158

$

$
91,763

***

 
$
89,721

$

$
88,862

***

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*** Centennial Founders, LLC is consolidated within the Company's financial statements.
16.    RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
TCWD is a not-for-profit governmental entity, organized on December 28, 1965, pursuant to Division 13 of the Water Code, State of California. TCWD is a landowner voting district, which requires an elector, or voter, to be an owner of land located within the district. TCWD was organized to provide the water needs for future municipal and industrial development. The Company is the largest landowner and taxpayer within TCWD. The Company has a water service contract with TCWD that entitles us to receive all of TCWD’s State Water Project entitlement and all of TCWD’s banked water. TCWD is also entitled to make assessments of all taxpayers within the district, to the extent funds are required to cover expenses and to charge water users within the district for the use of water. From time to time, we transact with TCWD in the ordinary course of business. We believe that the terms negotiated for all transactions are no less favorable than those that could be negotiated in arm's length transactions.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding strategic alliances, the almond, pistachio and grape industries, the future plantings of permanent crops, future yields, prices and water availability for our crops and real estate operations, future prices, production and demand for oil and other minerals, future development of our property, future revenue and income of our jointly-owned travel plaza and other joint venture operations, potential losses to the Company as a result of pending environmental proceedings, the adequacy of future cash flows to fund our operations, market value risks associated with investment and risk management activities and with respect to inventory, accounts receivable and our own outstanding indebtedness and other future events and conditions. In some cases these statements are identifiable through the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “project”, “target”, “can”, “could”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “likely”, and similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth, and trends in our business and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performances and are subject to assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievement implied by such forward- looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and important factors include, but are not limited to, weather, market and economic forces, availability of financing for land development activities, competition and success in obtaining various governmental approvals and entitlements for land development activities. No assurance can be given that the actual future results will not differ materially from the forward-looking statements that we make for a number of reasons including those described above and in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in this report and our Annual Report on Form 10-K as supplemented by our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
OVERVIEW
We are a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company committed to responsibly using our land and resources to meet the housing, employment, and lifestyle needs of Californians and to create value for our shareholders. In support of these objectives, we have been investing in land planning and entitlement activities for new industrial and master planned communities and in infrastructure improvements within our active industrial development. Our prime asset is approximately 270,000 acres of contiguous, largely undeveloped land that, at its most southerly border, is 60 miles north of Los Angeles and, at its most northerly border, is 15 miles east of Bakersfield.
Business Objectives and Strategies
Our primary business objective is to maximize long-term shareholder value through the monetization of our land-based assets. A key element of our strategy is to entitle and then develop large-scale mixed-use master planned residential and commercial/industrial real estate projects to serve the growing populations of Southern and Central California. Once all entitlements are approved, our mixed-use master planned residential developments collectively may include up to 35,000 housing units, with 15,450 units currently approved, and more than 35 million square feet of commercial space, with 25 million square feet currently approved. We have obtained entitlements on Mountain Village at Tejon Ranch, or MV, and Grapevine at Tejon Ranch, or Grapevine, and are currently in the entitlement process with Centennial at Tejon Ranch, or Centennial. We are currently engaged in construction, commercial sales and leasing at our fully

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operational commercial/industrial center Tejon Ranch Commerce Center, or TRCC. All of these efforts are supported by diverse revenue streams generated from other operations, including farming, mineral resources, ranch operations, and our various joint ventures.
Our Business
We currently operate in five reporting segments: commercial/industrial real estate; resort/residential real estate development; mineral resources; farming; and ranch operations.
Activities within the commercial/industrial real estate segment include: entitling, planning, and permitting of land for development; construction of infrastructure; construction of pre-leased buildings; construction of buildings to be leased or sold; and the sale of land to third parties for their own development. The commercial/industrial segment generates revenues from building and land lease activities, power plant leases, communications leases, and landscape maintenance services. The primary commercial/industrial development is TRCC. TRCC includes developments east and west of Interstate 5 at TRCC-East and TRCC-West, respectively.
We are also involved in multiple joint ventures with several partners:
Our joint venture with TravelCenters of America, or TA/Petro, owns and operates two travel and truck stop facilities, and also operates five separate gas stations with convenience stores within TRCC-West and TRCC-East.
Three joint ventures with Rockefeller Development Group:
Five West Parcel LLC, which owns a 606,000 square foot building in TRCC-West that is fully leased;
18-19 West LLC, which owns 61.5 acres of land for future development within TRCC-West;
TRCC/Rock Outlet Center LLC, which operates the Outlets at Tejon, a net leasable 326,000 square foot shopping experience;
Two joint ventures with Majestic Realty Co. to develop, manage, and operate industrial buildings within TRCC:
TRC-MRC 1, LLC, was formed to develop and operate an approximately 480,480 square foot industrial building, which was completed during 2017 and fully leased as of September 30, 2018;
TRC-MRC 2, LLC, which owns a 651,909 square foot building in TRCC-West that is fully leased;
These joint ventures help us to expand our commercial/industrial business activities within TRCC.
The resort/residential real estate segment is actively involved in the land entitlement and development process through wholly-owned subsidiaries and a joint venture. Our active developments within resort/residential are MV, Centennial, and Grapevine.
MV encompasses a total of 26,417 acres, of which 5,082 acres will be used for the mixed-use development that will include housing, retail, and commercial components. MV is entitled for 3,450 homes, 160,000 square feet of commercial development, 750 hotel keys, and more than 21,335 acres of open space.
The Centennial development is a mixed-use master planned community development encompassing 12,323 acres of our land within Los Angeles County. Upon completion of Centennial, it is estimated that the community will include approximately 19,333 homes, and 10.1 million square feet of commercial development.

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Grapevine is an 8,010-acre potential development area located on the San Joaquin Valley floor area of our lands, adjacent to TRCC. Grapevine has received approval for 12,000 homes, 5.1 million square feet for commercial development, and more than 3,367 acres of open space and parks.
Please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, for a more detailed description of our active developments within the resort/residential segment.
Our mineral resources segment generates revenues from oil and gas royalty leases, rock and aggregate mining leases, a lease with National Cement, and water sales.
The farming segment produces revenues from the sale of wine grapes, almonds, pistachios, and hay.
Our ranch operations segment consists of game management revenues and ancillary land uses such as grazing leases and filming. Ranch operations is charged with the upkeep, maintenance, and security of all 270,000 acres of land.
For the first nine months of 2018 we had a net income attributable to common stockholders of $3,948,000 compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $2,100,000 for the first nine months of 2017. The leading driver for this is a $7,324,000 improvement within our mineral resources segment resulting from improved water sales. We also saw improvements within our farming segment of $3,175,000 resulting from increased pistachio sales during the quarter.
This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations provides a narrative discussion of our results of operations. It contains the results of operations for each reporting segment of the business and is followed by a discussion of our financial position. It is useful to read the reporting segment information in conjunction with Note 14 (Reporting Segments and Related Information) of the Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of our interim financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. We consider an accounting estimate to be critical if (1) the accounting estimate requires us to make assumptions about matters that were highly uncertain at the time the accounting estimate was made, and (2) changes in the estimates that are likely to occur from period to period, or use of different estimates that we reasonably could have used in the current period, would have a material impact on our financial condition or results of operations. On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to revenue recognition, impairment of long-lived assets, capitalization of costs, profit recognition related to land sales, stock compensation, and our defined benefit retirement plan. We base our 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 from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, other than the following, our critical accounting policies have not changed since the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. Please refer to that filing for a description of our critical accounting policies. Please also refer to Note 1 (Basis of Presentation) in the Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements in this report for newly adopted accounting principles.
The accounting policy change is attributable to the adoption of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (the “new revenue standard” or Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, (“ASC 606”)) on January 1, 2018. These revenue recognition policy updates are applied retrospectively in our financial statements

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from December 1, 2017 forward. Reported financial information for the historical comparable period was revised and reported under the new accounting standard in effect.
ASC 606 - "Revenue from Contracts with Customers"
Leases subject to ASC 840 - "Leases"
Commercial Leases: Rental income from leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the respective lease terms. We classify amounts currently recognized as income, and amounts expected to be received in later years, as an asset in deferred rent in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Amounts received currently, but recognized as income in future years, are classified in accounts payable, accrued expenses, and tenant security deposits in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. We commence recognition of rental income at the date the property is ready for its intended use and the client tenant takes possession of or controls the physical use of the property. During the term of each lease, we monitor the credit quality of our tenants by (i) reviewing the credit rating of tenants that are rated by a nationally recognized credit rating agency, (ii) reviewing financial statements of the client tenants that are publicly available or that are required to be delivered to us pursuant to the applicable lease, (iii) monitoring news reports regarding our tenants and their respective businesses, and (iv) monitoring the timeliness of lease payments. We have employees who are assigned the responsibility for assessing and monitoring the credit quality of our tenants and any material changes in credit quality. The Company’s commercial sales, or land sales, are non-reoccurring in nature, however, for any new land sale, we apply the concepts of this new accounting standard, as amended.
Production Leases: The Company leases land to third parties and recognizes contingent revenue based on the royalty rate that is tied to production for oil and minerals. Royalty revenues are contractually defined as