CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION RELEASES 2ND QUARTER 2017 EARNINGS

  • GAAP EARNINGS OF $0.56 PER COMMON SHARE
  • CORE EARNINGS(1) OF $0.60 PER COMMON SHARE
  • GAAP BOOK VALUE OF $16.54 PER COMMON SHARE
  • ADDED $1 BILLION OF RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOANS

NEW YORK--()--Chimera Investment Corporation, Inc. (NYSE:CIM) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. The Company’s second quarter 2017 GAAP net income was $105.6 million or $0.56 per common share. Core earnings(1) for the second quarter of 2017 was $112.1 million or $0.60 per common share. Economic return on book value for the quarter was 5.2%(2). This quarter the Company purchased approximately $377 million in loans and committed to purchase an additional $620 million which will bring loan purchases for the year to $5.1 billion. The Company sponsored one mortgage loan securitization for $377 million and incurred $1.3 million in securitization deal related expenses.

“Chimera remains prudent in growing its portfolio, investing an additional $1 billion in residential mortgage loans” said Matthew Lambiase, Chimera’s CEO and President. “Chimera is focused on producing stable earnings and dividends while protecting book value.”

(1) Core earnings is a non-GAAP measure. See additional discussion on page 5.

(2) Economic return on book value is based on the change in GAAP book value per common share for the quarter plus the quarterly dividend declared per common share.

Note: All per common share amounts presented on a diluted basis.

Other Information

Chimera Investment Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is primarily engaged in real estate finance. We were incorporated in Maryland on June 01, 2007 and commenced operations on November 21, 2007. We invest, either directly or indirectly through our subsidiaries, in RMBS, residential mortgage loans, Agency CMBS, commercial mortgage loans, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. We have elected and believe that we are organized and have operated in a manner that enables us to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code.

Please visit www.chimerareit.com and click on Investor Relations for additional information about us.

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
  June 30, 2017     December 31, 2016
Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 168,743     $ 177,714
Non-Agency RMBS, at fair value 3,111,827 3,330,063
Agency MBS, at fair value 3,994,670 4,167,754
Loans held for investment, at fair value 13,261,360 8,753,653
Accrued interest receivable 98,079 79,697
Other assets 168,883 166,350
Derivatives, at fair value, net 14,907       9,677  
Total assets (1) $ 20,818,469       $ 16,684,908  
Liabilities:
Repurchase agreements ($7.6 billion and $7.0 billion, MBS pledged as collateral, respectively) $ 6,254,153 $ 5,600,903
Securitized debt, collateralized by Non-Agency RMBS ($1.7 billion and $1.8 billion pledged as collateral, respectively) 264,866 334,124
Securitized debt at fair value, collateralized by loans held for investment ($12.7 billion and $8.8 billion pledged as collateral, respectively) 9,511,229 6,941,097
Payable for investments purchased 1,046,720 520,532
Accrued interest payable 54,853 48,670
Dividends payable 94,809 97,005
Accounts payable and other liabilities 13,445 16,694
Derivatives, at fair value 1,707       2,350  
Total liabilities (1) $ 17,241,782       $ 13,561,375  
 
Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred Stock, par value of $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized:
8.00% Series A cumulative redeemable: 5,800,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($145,000 liquidation preference) $ 58 $ 58
8.00% Series B cumulative redeemable: 13,000,000 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($325,000 liquidation preference) 130
Common stock: par value $0.01 per share; 300,000,000 shares authorized, 187,779,367 and 187,739,634 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 1,878 1,877
Additional paid-in-capital 3,824,680 3,508,779
Accumulated other comprehensive income 780,283 718,106
Cumulative earnings 2,721,008 2,443,184
Cumulative distributions to stockholders (3,751,350 )     (3,548,471 )
Total stockholders' equity $ 3,576,687       $ 3,123,533  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 20,818,469       $ 16,684,908  

(1) The Company's consolidated statements of financial condition include assets of consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”) that can only be used to settle obligations and liabilities of the VIE for which creditors do not have recourse to the primary beneficiary (Chimera Investment Corporation). As of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, total assets of consolidated VIEs were $14,555,718 and $10,761,954, respectively, and total liabilities of consolidated VIEs were $9,814,130 and $7,302,905, respectively.

Net Income
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)
  For the Quarters Ended     For the Six Months Ended
June 30, 2017   June 30, 2016     June 30, 2017   June 30, 2016
Net interest income:        
Interest income (1) $ 288,644 $ 221,096 $ 539,988 $ 422,293
Interest expense (2)   137,955     83,227       248,186     146,208  
Net interest income   150,689     137,869       291,802     276,085  
Other-than-temporary impairments:
Total other-than-temporary impairment losses (749 ) (3,139 ) (3,462 ) (7,562 )
Portion of loss recognized in other comprehensive income   (12,760 )   (17,816 )     (28,748 )   (24,071 )
Net other-than-temporary credit impairment losses   (13,509 )   (20,955 )     (32,210 )   (31,633 )
Other investment gains (losses):
Net unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives 5,802 22,100 10,698 (79,010 )
Realized gains (losses) on terminations of interest rate swaps (16,143 ) (60,158 ) (16,143 ) (60,616 )
Net realized gains (losses) on derivatives   (11,481 )   (9,697 )     (20,839 )   (44,666 )
Net gains (losses) on derivatives   (21,822 )   (47,755 )     (26,284 )   (184,292 )
Net unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments at fair value 67,762 30,347 140,005 47,218
Net realized gains (losses) on sales of investments 4,541 6,631 9,708 3,956
Gains (losses) on extinguishment of debt   (48,014 )         (48,014 )   (1,766 )
Total other gains (losses)   2,467     (10,777 )     75,415     (134,884 )
Other income:
Other income                 95,000  
Total other income                 95,000  
Other expenses:
Compensation and benefits 7,671 6,954 15,227 12,176
General and administrative expenses 4,585 4,238 8,625 8,741
Servicing fees 10,890 7,773 20,478 13,351
Deal expenses   1,345     13,022       12,698     13,022  
Total other expenses   24,491     31,987       57,028     47,290  
Income (loss) before income taxes 115,156 74,150 277,979 157,278
Income taxes   139     23       155     52  
Net income (loss)   $ 115,017     $ 74,127       $ 277,824     $ 157,226  
 
Dividend on preferred stock 9,400 14,683
                   
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders   $ 105,617     $ 74,127       $ 263,141     $ 157,226  
 
Net income (loss) per share available to common shareholders:                  
Basic   $ 0.56     $ 0.39       $ 1.40     $ 0.84  
Diluted   $ 0.56     $ 0.39       $ 1.40     $ 0.84  
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:                  
Basic   187,779,406     187,729,765       187,770,626     187,726,618  
Diluted   188,142,551     187,925,046       188,169,093     187,882,614  
 
Dividends declared per share of common stock $ 0.50 $ 0.48 $ 1.00 $ 1.46

(1) Includes interest income of consolidated VIEs of $234,437 and $160,885 for the quarters ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively and interest income of consolidated VIEs of $$427,426 and $292,865 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 respectively.

(2) Includes interest expense of consolidated VIEs of $105,723 and $58,772 for the quarters ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively and interest expense of consolidated VIEs of $188,407 and $98,022 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 respectively.

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
       
For the Quarters Ended   For the Six Months Ended
June 30, 2017   June 30, 2016   June 30, 2017   June 30, 2016
Comprehensive income (loss):
Net income (loss) $ 115,017 $ 74,127 $ 277,824 $ 157,226
Other comprehensive income:
Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities, net 41,655 53,015 37,744 112,423
Reclassification adjustment for net losses included in net income for other-than-temporary credit impairment losses 13,509 20,955 32,210 31,633
Reclassification adjustment for net realized losses (gains) included in net income   (2,591 )   (9,062 )   (7,777 )   (10,674 )
Other comprehensive income (loss)   52,573     64,908     62,177     133,382  
Comprehensive income (loss) before preferred stock dividends   $ 167,590     $ 139,035     $ 340,001     $ 290,608  
Dividends on preferred stock   $ 9,400     $     $ 14,683     $  
Comprehensive income (loss) available to common stock shareholders   $ 158,190     $ 139,035     $ 325,318     $ 290,608  

Core earnings

Core earnings is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as GAAP net income excluding unrealized gains on the aggregate portfolio, impairment losses, realized gains on sales of investments, realized gains or losses on futures, realized gains or losses on swap terminations, gain on deconsolidation, extinguishment of debt and certain other non-recurring gains or losses. As defined, core earnings include interest income and expense as well as realized losses on interest rate swaps used to hedge interest rate risk. Management believes that the presentation of core earnings is useful to investors because it can provide a useful measure of comparability to our other REIT peers, but has important limitations. We believe core earnings as described above helps evaluate our financial performance without the impact of certain transactions but is of limited usefulness as an analytical tool. Therefore, core earnings should not be viewed in isolation and is not a substitute for net income or net income per basic share computed in accordance with GAAP.

The following table provides GAAP measures of net income and net income per basic share available to common stockholders for the periods presented and details with respect to reconciling the line items to core earnings and related per average basic common share amounts:

  For the Quarters Ended
June 30, 2017   March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016   June 30, 2016
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
GAAP Net income available to common stockholders $ 105,617     $ 157,524     $ 219,454     $ 172,817     $ 74,127  
Adjustments:
Net other-than-temporary credit impairment losses 13,509 18,701 14,780 11,574 20,955
Net unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives (5,802 ) (4,896 ) (101,475 ) (27,628 ) (22,100 )
Net unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments at fair value (67,762 ) (72,243 ) 20,664 (32,999 ) (30,347 )
Net realized (gains) losses on sales of investments (4,541 ) (5,167 ) (11,121 ) (3,079 ) (6,631 )
(Gains) losses on extinguishment of debt 48,014 (1,334 ) 45
Realized (gains) losses on terminations of interest rate swaps 16,143 60,158
Net realized (gains) losses on Futures (1) 6,914     2,084     (19,628 )   7,823     (635 )
Core Earnings $ 112,092     $ 96,003     $ 121,340     $ 128,553     $ 95,527  
                 
GAAP net income per basic common share $ 0.56     $ 0.84     $ 1.17     $ 0.92     $ 0.39  
Core earnings per basic common share(2) $ 0.60     $ 0.51     $ 0.65     $ 0.68     $ 0.51  
(1) Included in net realized gains (losses) on derivatives in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(2) We note that core and taxable earnings will typically differ, and may materially differ, due to differences on realized gains and losses on investments and related hedges, credit loss recognition, timing differences in premium amortization, accretion of discounts, equity compensation and other items.

The following tables provide a summary of the Company’s MBS portfolio at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

    June 30, 2017
    Principal or Notional Value
at Period-End
(dollars in thousands)
 

Weighted

Average Amortized
Cost Basis

 

Weighted

Average Fair Value

  Weighted Average
Coupon
 

Weighted Average Yield

at Period-End (1)

Non-Agency RMBS        
Senior   $ 2,919,136 $ 54.86 $ 80.61 4.5 % 16.2 %
Senior, interest-only 5,140,383 5.38 4.27 1.4 % 10.7 %
Subordinated 646,779 70.17 81.69 3.7 % 9.1 %
Subordinated, interest-only 258,908 5.13 4.19 1.1 % 11.1 %
Agency MBS
Residential pass-through 2,376,069 105.76 104.61 3.8 % 2.9 %
Commercial pass-through 1,366,273 102.65 101.38 3.6 % 3.1 %
Interest-only 3,262,811 3.98 3.80 0.8 % 3.4 %
                     
    December 31, 2016
   

Principal or Notional Value

at Period-End
(dollars in thousands)

 

Weighted

Average Amortized
Cost Basis

 

Weighted

Average Fair Value

  Weighted Average
Coupon
 

Weighted Average Yield

at Period-End (1)

Non-Agency RMBS
Senior $ 3,190,947 $ 55.76 $ 78.69 4.3 % 15.5 %
Senior, interest-only 5,648,339 5.18 4.49 1.5 % 11.7 %
Subordinated 673,259 70.83 82.21 3.8 % 9.2 %
Subordinated, interest-only 266,927 5.20 4.50 1.1 % 13.5 %
Agency MBS
Residential pass-through 2,594,570 105.78 104.29 3.9 % 3.0 %
Commercial pass-through 1,331,543 102.64 98.91 3.6 % 2.9 %
Interest-only 3,356,491 4.53 4.31 0.8 % 3.5 %
                     
(1) Bond Equivalent Yield at period end.

At June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the repurchase agreements collateralized by MBS had the following remaining maturities.

  June 30, 2017   December 31, 2016
(dollars in thousands)
Overnight $ $
1 to 29 days 4,194,962 2,947,604
30 to 59 days 714,705 958,956
60 to 89 days 367,734 407,625
90 to 119 days 220,797 559,533
Greater than or equal to 120 days   755,955     727,185
Total   $ 6,254,153     $ 5,600,903

The following table summarizes certain characteristics of our portfolio at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

For the Quarter Ended   For the Year Ended
  June 30, 2017   December 31, 2016
Interest earning assets at period-end (1) $ 20,367,857 $ 16,251,470
Interest bearing liabilities at period-end $ 16,030,248 $ 12,876,124
GAAP Leverage at period-end 4.5:1 4.1:1
GAAP Leverage at period-end (recourse) 1.7:1 1.8:1
Portfolio Composition, at amortized cost
Non-Agency RMBS 6.9 % 9.0 %
Senior 3.0 % 3.9 %
Senior, interest only 1.4 % 1.9 %
Subordinated 2.4 % 3.1 %
Subordinated, interest only 0.1 % 0.1 %
RMBS transferred to consolidated VIEs 5.4 % 7.6 %
Agency MBS 21.0 % 27.7 %
Residential 13.0 % 17.8 %
Commercial 7.3 % 8.9 %
Interest-only 0.7 % 1.0 %
Loans held for investment 66.7 % 55.7 %
Fixed-rate percentage of portfolio 88.3 % 88.4 %
Adjustable-rate percentage of portfolio 11.7 % 11.6 %
Annualized yield on average interest earning assets for the periods ended 6.2 % 6.4 %
Annualized cost of funds on average borrowed funds for the periods ended (2) 3.5 %   3.0 %

(1) Excludes cash and cash equivalents.

(2) Includes the effect of realized losses on interest rate swaps.

Economic Net Interest Income

Our “Economic net interest income” is a non-GAAP financial measure, that equals interest income, less interest expense and realized losses on our interest rate swaps. Realized losses on our interest rate swaps are the periodic net settlement payments made or received. For the purpose of computing economic net interest income and ratios relating to cost of funds measures throughout this section, interest expense includes net payments on our interest rate swaps, which is presented as a part of Realized gains (losses) on derivatives in our Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income. Interest rate swaps are used to manage the increase in interest paid on repurchase agreements in a rising rate environment. Presenting the net contractual interest payments on interest rate swaps with the interest paid on interest-bearing liabilities reflects our total contractual interest payments. We believe this presentation is useful to investors because it depicts the economic value of our investment strategy by showing actual interest expense and net interest income. Where indicated, interest expense, including interest payments on interest rate swaps, is referred to as economic interest expense. Where indicated, net interest income reflecting interest payments on interest rate swaps, is referred to as economic net interest income.

The following table reconciles the GAAP and non-GAAP measurements reflected in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

    GAAP
Interest
Income
    GAAP
Interest
Expense
 

Net

Realized
Losses on

Interest

Rate Swaps

 

Economic

Interest
Expense

   

GAAP Net

Interest
Income

 

Net

Realized

Losses on

Interest

Rate Swaps

  Other (1)   Economic
Net
Interest
Income
For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017   $ 288,644   $ 137,955     $ 3,486     $ 141,441   $ 150,689     $ (3,486 )   $ (350 )   $ 146,853
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2017   $ 251,344   $ 110,231     $ 4,106     $ 114,337   $ 141,113     $ (4,106 )   $ (519 )   $ 136,488
For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2016   $ 260,823   $ 106,737     $ 4,151     $ 110,888   $ 154,086     $ (4,151 )   $ 40     $ 149,975
For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2016   $ 250,953   $ 94,911     $ 4,595     $ 99,506   $ 156,042     $ (4,595 )   $ (105 )   $ 151,342
For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2016   $ 221,096   $ 83,227     $ 8,141     $ 91,368   $ 137,869     $ (8,141 )   $ (367 )   $ 129,361

(1) Primarily interest income on cash and cash equivalents.

The table below shows our average earning assets held, interest earned on assets, yield on average interest earning assets, average debt balance, economic interest expense, economic average cost of funds, economic net interest income, and net interest rate spread for the periods presented.

For the Quarters Ended
June 30, 2017   June 30, 2016
(dollars in thousands) (dollars in thousands)
  Average
Balance
Interest Average
Yield/Cost
Average
Balance
Interest Average
Yield/Cost
Assets:            
Interest-earning assets (1):
Agency MBS $ 3,661,335 $ 24,289 2.7 % $ 4,882,776 $ 29,376 2.4 %
Non-Agency RMBS 1,335,643 29,567 8.9 % 1,432,834 30,469 8.5 %
Non-Agency RMBS transferred to consolidated VIEs 1,069,509 58,486 21.9 % 1,346,840 62,889 18.7 %
Residential mortgage loans held for investment 12,391,023   175,952   5.7 % 6,625,810   97,994   5.9 %
Total $ 18,457,510   $ 288,294   6.2 % $ 14,288,260   $ 220,728   6.2 %
             
Liabilities and stockholders' equity:            
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Repurchase agreements collateralized by:
Agency MBS (2) $ 3,156,501 $ 12,190 1.5 % $ 4,612,205 $ 15,795 1.4 %
Non-Agency RMBS 725,698 5,229 2.9 % 693,126 5,168 3.0 %
Re-Remic repurchase agreements 387,493 3,573 3.7 % 686,606 6,701 3.9 %
RMBS from loan securitizations 1,823,189 14,726 3.2 % 872,023 4,932 2.3 %
Securitized debt, collateralized by Non-Agency RMBS 284,127 5,563 7.8 % 458,350 5,922 5.2 %
Securitized debt, collateralized by loans 9,700,805   100,160   4.1 % 5,664,470   52,849   3.7 %
Total $ 16,077,813   $ 141,441   3.5 % $ 12,986,780   $ 91,367   2.8 %
             
Economic net interest income/net interest rate spread   $ 146,853   2.7 %   $ 129,361   3.4 %
             
Net interest-earning assets/net interest margin $ 2,379,697     3.2 % $ 1,301,480     3.6 %
               
Ratio of interest-earning assets to interest bearing liabilities 1.15         1.10      
 
(1) Interest-earning assets at amortized cost
(2) Interest includes cash paid on swaps

The table below shows our Net Income, Economic Net Interest Income and Core Earnings, each as a percentage of average equity. Return on average equity is defined as our GAAP net income (loss) as a percentage of average equity. Average equity is defined as the average of Company’s beginning and ending equity balance for the period reported. Economic Net Interest Income is a non-GAAP financial measure, that equals interest income, less interest expense and realized losses on our interest rate swaps. Core Earnings is a non-GAAP measures as defined in previous section.

 

Return on

Average Equity

 

Economic Net

Interest Income/

Average Equity *

 

Core Earnings/

Average Equity

    (Ratios have been annualized)
For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017   12.98 %   16.57 %   12.65 %
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2017   19.63 %   16.46 %   11.57 %
For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2016   28.82 %   19.48 %   15.76 %
For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2016   23.04 %   20.18 %   17.14 %
For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2016   10.09 %   17.61 %   13.00 %
* Includes effect of realized losses on interest rate swaps.

The following table presents changes to Accretable Discount (net of premiums) as it pertains to our Non-Agency RMBS portfolio, excluding premiums on IOs, during the previous five quarters.

  For the Quarters Ended
Accretable Discount (Net of Premiums) June 30, 2017   March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016   June 30, 2016
    (dollars in thousands)
Balance, beginning of period $ 648,659 $ 683,648 $ 733,060 $ 769,764 $ 778,847
Accretion of discount (42,625 ) (43,715 ) (44,427 ) (44,455 ) (42,297 )
Purchases (108 ) (3,642 ) (33,987 ) 8,959 (1,001 )
Sales and deconsolidation 212 (7,303 ) (2,138 ) (14,386 ) (20,590 )
Transfers from/(to) credit reserve, net   21,586     19,671     31,140     13,178     54,805  
Balance, end of period   $ 627,724     $ 648,659     $ 683,648     $ 733,060     $ 769,764  

Disclaimer

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, readers should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “target,” “assume,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results, including, among other things, those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, under the caption “Risk Factors.” Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the state of credit markets and general economic conditions; changes in interest rates and the market value of our assets; the rates of default or decreased recovery on the mortgages underlying our target assets; the occurrence, extent and timing of credit losses within our portfolio; the credit risk in our underlying assets; declines in home prices; our ability to establish, adjust and maintain appropriate hedges for the risks in our portfolio; the availability and cost of our target assets; our ability to borrow to finance our assets and the associated costs; changes in the competitive landscape within our industry; our ability to manage various operational risks and costs associated with our business; interruptions in or impairments to our communications and information technology systems; our ability to acquire residential mortgage loans and successfully securitize the residential mortgage loans we acquire; our ability to oversee our third party sub-servicers; the impact of any deficiencies in the servicing or foreclosure practices of third parties and related delays in the foreclosure process; our exposure to legal and regulatory claims; legislative and regulatory actions affecting our business; the impact of new or modified government mortgage refinance or principal reduction programs; our ability to maintain our REIT qualification; and limitations imposed on our business due to our REIT status and our exempt status under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Chimera does not undertake or accept any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in Chimera’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Chimera or matters attributable to Chimera or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.

Readers are advised that the financial information in this press release is based on company data available at the time of this presentation and, in certain circumstances, may not have been audited by the Company’s independent auditors.

Contacts

Chimera Investment Corporation, Inc.
Investor Relations
888-895-6557
www.chimerareit.com

Contacts

Chimera Investment Corporation, Inc.
Investor Relations
888-895-6557
www.chimerareit.com