Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Reports 4th Quarter 2019 Results

NEW YORK--()--Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) ("Annaly" or the "Company") today announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

Financial Highlights

  • GAAP net income (loss) of $0.82 per average common share for the quarter, ($1.60) for the year ended 2019
  • Core earnings (excluding PAA) of $0.26 per average common share for the quarter, $1.00 for the year ended 2019
  • Economic return of 7.6% for the quarter, 14.1% for the year ended 2019
  • GAAP return on average equity of 31.20% and core return on average equity (excluding PAA) of 10.56% for the quarter
  • Book value per common share of $9.66 up from $9.21 in the prior quarter
  • Economic leverage of 7.2x down from 7.7x in the prior quarter
  • Declared quarterly common stock dividend of $0.25 per share

Business Highlights

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Capital allocation to credit increased to 26% from 23%, driven by $1.8 billion in new credit assets
  • Annaly Residential Credit Group completed a $465.5 million residential whole loan securitization and purchased $957.0 million of residential whole loans during the fourth quarter
  • Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group closed $596.0 million in new investments, bringing total assets to $2.3 billion, an increase of 31% from the third quarter
  • Annaly Middle Market Lending Group closed $238.7 million of loans in the quarter
  • Average interest rate on repo borrowings declined by over 40 bps during the quarter to 2.09%; extended weighted average days to maturity of repo to 65 days
  • Appointed Serena Wolfe as Chief Financial Officer
  • Separated the roles of CEO and Chair of the Board; appointed the Company’s first independent Board Chair
  • Subsequent to quarter end, announced signing of definitive agreements under which Annaly will acquire its external manager, Annaly Management Company LLC, and transition to being an internally-managed REIT

Full-Year 2019 Highlights

Investment and Strategy

  • Originated $4.6 billion of new credit assets in 2019, up 11% from 2018
  • Annaly Residential Credit Group issued $2.5 billion in residential whole loan securitizations across six transactions since the beginning of 2019, inclusive of the $374.6 million residential whole loan securitization closed subsequent to year end
  • Expanded partnerships to more than 25 across our four businesses
  • Authored industry-focused joint study on GSE reform in conjunction with Barclays' Head of Macro Research

Financing and Capital

  • Raised gross proceeds of $442.5 million through issuance of Series I fixed-to-floating rate cumulative redeemable preferred equity; redeemed all outstanding shares of Series H and Series C classes of preferred stock in May and July, respectively, reducing the cost of preferred capital by 15 bps
  • Raised $1.2 billion of common equity inclusive of $223.2 million of common shares repurchased during the second half of 2019 to take advantage of temporary market dislocation
  • Annaly Middle Market Lending Group added $695.0 million of credit facility capacity throughout the year

Corporate Governance

  • Expanded Board of Directors with election of two new independent directors during 2019; Board comprised of 82% independent directors and 45% women directors
  • Published extensive disclosure on the Company’s continued commitment to leading Corporate Responsibility practices including the launch of Annaly's Corporate Responsibility web page
  • Annaly’s Women’s Interactive Network hosted two external events in 2019 with nearly 350 attendees, including a Women’s Leadership Event and Nonprofit Board Fair, to enhance and empower women both inside and outside of Annaly

Annaly successfully executed on its strategic goals and initiatives during 2019, including generating an economic return of over 14%, our highest annual return since 2014, and originating nearly $5 billion of credit assets throughout the year,” stated Glenn Votek, Annaly’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and President. “Although we are always prepared for uncertainty, our outlook for the year is constructive given a robust global economy, more accommodative Fed policy and increased role for private capital in the housing market.”

As we are keenly focused on creating value for our shareholders, 2019 was also a milestone year for Annaly’s corporate responsibility and corporate governance initiatives with significant enhancements made to benefit our shareholders. These were highlighted by the announcement to internalize our manager and the separation of the CEO and Board Chair positions. We also substantially expanded our ESG disclosure through the creation of our Corporate Responsibility web page, were recognized as a 'Winning Company' by 2020 Women on Boards, and were recently named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the third consecutive year. We look forward to building on these successes in 2020 as we continue to prioritize delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns while driving a positive impact over the long term.”

Financial Performance

The following table summarizes certain key performance indicators as of and for the quarters ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

December 31, 2019

 

September 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

Book value per common share

$

9.66

 

 

$

9.21

 

 

$

9.39

 

Economic leverage at period-end (1)

7.2:1

 

7.7:1

 

7.0:1

GAAP net income (loss) per average common share (2)

$

0.82

 

 

$

(0.54

)

 

$

(1.74

)

Annualized GAAP return (loss) on average equity

31.20

%

 

(19.32

%)

 

(62.05

%)

Net interest margin (3)

1.67

%

 

0.75

%

 

1.34

%

Average yield on interest earning assets (4)

3.53

%

 

2.89

%

 

3.21

%

Average cost of interest bearing liabilities (5)

2.01

%

 

2.28

%

 

2.22

%

Net interest spread

1.52

%

 

0.61

%

 

0.99

%

Core earnings metrics *

 

 

 

 

 

Core earnings (excluding PAA) per average common share (2)

$

0.26

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.29

 

Core earnings per average common share (2)

$

0.32

 

 

$

0.13

 

 

$

0.26

 

PAA cost (benefit) per average common share

$

(0.06

)

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

0.03

 

Annualized core return on average equity (excluding PAA)

10.56

%

 

8.85

%

 

11.48

%

Net interest margin (excluding PAA) (3)

1.41

%

 

1.10

%

 

1.49

%

Average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA) (4)

3.25

%

 

3.26

%

 

3.38

%

Net interest spread (excluding PAA)

1.24

%

 

0.98

%

 

1.16

%

*

 

Represents non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for additional information.

(1)

 

Computed as the sum of recourse debt, cost basis of to-be-announced ("TBA") and CMBX derivatives outstanding, and net forward purchases (sales) of investments divided by total equity. Recourse debt consists of repurchase agreements and other secured financing (excluding certain non-recourse credit facilities). Securitized debt, certain credit facilities (included within other secured financing) and mortgages payable are non-recourse to the Company and are excluded from this measure.

(2)

 

Net of dividends on preferred stock. The quarter ended September 30, 2019 excludes cumulative and undeclared dividends of $0.3 million on the Company's Series I Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (“Series I Preferred Stock”) as of June 30, 2019.

(3)

 

Net interest margin represents the sum of the Company's interest income plus TBA dollar roll income and CMBX coupon income less interest expense and the net interest component of interest rate swaps divided by the sum of average interest earning assets plus average TBA contract and CMBX balances. Net interest margin (excluding PAA) excludes the premium amortization adjustment ("PAA") representing the cumulative impact on prior periods, but not the current period, of quarter-over-quarter changes in estimated long-term prepayment speeds related to the Company’s Agency mortgage-backed securities.

(4)

 

Average yield on interest earning assets represents annualized interest income divided by average interest earning assets. Average interest earning assets reflects the average amortized cost of our investments during the period. Average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA) is calculated using annualized interest income (excluding PAA).

(5)

 

Average cost of interest bearing liabilities represents annualized economic interest expense divided by average interest bearing liabilities. Average interest bearing liabilities reflects the average amortized cost during the period. Economic interest expense is comprised of GAAP interest expense and the net interest component of interest rate swaps.

Other Information

This news release and our public documents to which we refer contain or incorporate by reference certain forward-looking statements which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control) and may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms or the negative of those terms. Actual results could differ materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in interest rates; changes in the yield curve; changes in prepayment rates; the availability of mortgage-backed securities and other securities for purchase; the availability of financing and, if available, the terms of any financing; changes in the market value of our assets; changes in business conditions and the general economy; our ability to grow our commercial real estate business; our ability to grow our residential credit business; our ability to grow our middle market lending business; credit risks related to our investments in credit risk transfer securities, residential mortgage-backed securities and related residential mortgage credit assets, commercial real estate assets and corporate debt; risks related to investments in mortgage servicing rights; our ability to consummate any contemplated investment opportunities; changes in government regulations or policy affecting our business; our ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes; our ability to maintain our exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; and risks and uncertainties associated with the Internalization, including but not limited to the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Internalization Agreement; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties to the Internalization Agreement; the inability to complete the Internalization due to the failure to satisfy closing conditions or otherwise; risks that the Internalization disrupts our current plans and operations; the impact, if any, of the announcement or pendency of the Internalization on our relationships with third parties; and the amount of the costs, fees, expenses charges related to the Internalization; and the risk that the expected benefits, including long-term cost savings, of the Internalization are not achieved. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements, except as required by law.

Annaly is a leading diversified capital manager that invests in and finances residential and commercial assets. Annaly’s principal business objective is to generate net income for distribution to its stockholders and to optimize its returns through prudent management of its diversified investment strategies. Annaly has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. Prior to the closing of the transaction discussed above, Annaly is externally managed by Annaly Management Company LLC. Additional information on the company can be found at www.annaly.com.

Annaly routinely posts important information for investors on the Company’s website, www.annaly.com. Annaly intends to use this webpage as a means of disclosing material, non-public information, for complying with the Company’s disclosure obligations under Regulation FD and to post and update investor presentations and similar materials on a regular basis. Annaly encourages investors, analysts, the media and others interested in Annaly to monitor the Company’s website, in addition to following Annaly’s press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations, webcasts and other information it posts from time to time on its website. To sign-up for email-notifications, please visit the "Email Alerts" section of our website, www.annaly.com, under the "Investors" section and enter the required information to enable notifications. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the Company’s webpage is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

The Company prepares a supplemental investor presentation and a financial summary for the benefit of its shareholders. Both the Fourth Quarter 2019 Investor Presentation and the Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Summary can be found at the Company’s website (www.annaly.com) in the Investors section under Investor Presentations.

Conference Call

The Company will hold the fourth quarter 2019 earnings conference call on February 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call to receive a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Pre-registration may be completed by accessing the Pre-Registration link found on the homepage or "Investors" section of the Company's website at www.annaly.com, or by using the following link: http://dpregister.com/10138795.

Pre-registration may be completed at any time, including up to and after the call start time.

For participants who would like to join the call but have not pre-registered, access is available by dialing 844-735-3317 within the U.S., or 412-317-5703 internationally, and requesting the "Annaly Earnings Call."

There will also be an audio webcast of the call on www.annaly.com. A replay of the call will be available for one week following the conference call. The replay number is 877-344-7529 for domestic calls and 412-317-0088 for international calls and the conference passcode is 10138795. If you would like to be added to the e-mail distribution list, please visit www.annaly.com, click on Investors, then select Email Alerts and complete the email notification form.

Financial Statements

ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018 (1)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

 

1,850,729

 

 

$

 

1,793,921

 

 

$

 

1,982,311

 

 

$

 

1,522,605

 

 

$

 

1,735,749

 

Securities

 

114,833,580

 

 

 

116,094,061

 

 

 

119,926,869

 

 

 

104,993,271

 

 

 

92,623,788

 

Loans, net

 

4,462,350

 

 

 

3,946,614

 

 

 

3,546,468

 

 

 

3,879,324

 

 

 

4,585,975

 

Mortgage servicing rights

 

378,078

 

 

 

386,051

 

 

 

425,328

 

 

 

500,745

 

 

 

557,813

 

Assets transferred or pledged to securitization vehicles

 

7,002,460

 

 

 

4,688,144

 

 

 

4,211,582

 

 

 

4,365,300

 

 

 

3,833,200

 

Real estate, net

 

725,638

 

 

 

725,508

 

 

 

733,196

 

 

 

734,239

 

 

 

739,473

 

Derivative assets

 

113,556

 

 

 

168,755

 

 

 

75,142

 

 

 

148,178

 

 

 

200,503

 

Reverse repurchase agreements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

523,449

 

 

 

650,040

 

Receivable for unsettled trades

 

4,792

 

 

 

193,229

 

 

 

5,322

 

 

 

1,574,251

 

 

 

68,779

 

Principal and interest receivable

 

449,906

 

 

 

483,744

 

 

 

440,940

 

 

 

390,930

 

 

 

357,365

 

Goodwill and intangible assets, net

 

92,772

 

 

 

94,904

 

 

 

96,591

 

 

 

98,551

 

 

 

100,854

 

Other assets

 

381,220

 

 

 

381,189

 

 

 

357,027

 

 

 

441,706

 

 

 

333,988

 

Total assets

$

 

130,295,081

 

 

$

 

128,956,120

 

 

$

 

131,800,776

 

 

$

 

119,172,549

 

 

$

 

105,787,527

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase agreements

$

 

101,740,728

 

 

$

 

102,682,104

 

 

$

 

105,181,241

 

 

$

 

88,554,170

 

 

$

 

81,115,874

 

Other secured financing

 

4,455,700

 

 

 

4,466,030

 

 

 

4,127,989

 

 

 

4,144,623

 

 

 

4,183,311

 

Debt issued by securitization vehicles

 

5,622,801

 

 

 

3,856,082

 

 

 

3,470,168

 

 

 

3,693,766

 

 

 

3,347,062

 

Mortgages payable

 

485,005

 

 

 

485,657

 

 

 

498,772

 

 

 

510,386

 

 

 

511,056

 

Derivative liabilities

 

803,866

 

 

 

972,415

 

 

 

1,043,197

 

 

 

775,980

 

 

 

889,750

 

Payable for unsettled trades

 

463,387

 

 

 

245,626

 

 

 

620,784

 

 

 

4,763,376

 

 

 

583,036

 

Interest payable

 

476,335

 

 

 

565,797

 

 

 

691,327

 

 

 

424,391

 

 

 

570,928

 

Dividends payable

 

357,527

 

 

 

359,491

 

 

 

364,066

 

 

 

434,431

 

 

 

394,129

 

Other liabilities

 

93,388

 

 

 

99,214

 

 

 

95,825

 

 

 

89,982

 

 

 

74,580

 

Total liabilities

 

114,498,737

 

 

 

113,732,416

 

 

 

116,093,369

 

 

 

103,391,105

 

 

 

91,669,726

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share (2)

 

1,982,026

 

 

 

1,982,026

 

 

 

2,110,346

 

 

 

1,778,168

 

 

 

1,778,168

 

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share (3)

 

14,301

 

 

 

14,380

 

 

 

14,562

 

 

 

14,481

 

 

 

13,138

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

19,966,923

 

 

 

20,034,970

 

 

 

20,195,419

 

 

 

20,112,875

 

 

 

18,794,331

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

2,138,191

 

 

 

2,313,815

 

 

 

1,365,003

 

 

 

(319,376

)

 

 

(1,979,865

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(8,309,424

)

 

 

(9,125,895

)

 

 

(7,982,649

)

 

 

(5,809,931

)

 

 

(4,493,660

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

15,792,017

 

 

 

15,219,296

 

 

 

15,702,681

 

 

 

15,776,217

 

 

 

14,112,112

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

4,327

 

 

 

4,408

 

 

 

4,726

 

 

 

5,227

 

 

 

5,689

 

Total equity

 

15,796,344

 

 

 

15,223,704

 

 

 

15,707,407

 

 

 

15,781,444

 

 

 

14,117,801

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

 

130,295,081

 

 

$

 

128,956,120

 

 

$

 

131,800,776

 

 

$

 

119,172,549

 

 

$

 

105,787,527

 

 

(1)

 

Derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2018.

(2)

 

7.625% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock - Includes 0 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Includes 7,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.
7.50% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock - Includes 18,400,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding.
6.95% Series F Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock - Includes 28,800,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding.
6.50% Series G Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock - Includes 19,550,000 shares authorized and 17,000,000 shares issued and outstanding.8.125% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock - Includes 0 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019. Includes 2,200,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.
6.75% Series I Preferred Stock - Includes 18,400,000 shares authorized and 17,700,000 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Includes 18,400,000 shares authorized and 16,000,000 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019. Includes 0 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

(3)

 

Includes 2,914,850,000 shares authorized and 1,430,106,199 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019. Includes 2,914,850,000 shares authorized and 1,437,964,466 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019. Includes 2,907,850,000 shares authorized and 1,456,263,410 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019. Includes 1,924,050,000 shares authorized and 1,448,103,248 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019. Includes 1,924,050,000 shares authorized and 1,313,763,450 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018.

ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

For the quarters ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Net interest income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

$

 

1,074,214

 

 

$

 

919,299

 

 

$

 

927,598

 

 

$

 

866,186

 

 

$

 

859,674

 

Interest expense

 

620,058

 

 

 

766,905

 

 

 

750,217

 

 

 

647,695

 

 

 

586,774

 

Net interest income

 

454,156

 

 

 

152,394

 

 

 

177,381

 

 

 

218,491

 

 

 

272,900

 

Realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest component of interest rate swaps

 

45,221

 

 

 

88,466

 

 

 

83,653

 

 

 

134,035

 

 

 

65,889

 

Realized gains (losses) on termination or maturity of interest rate swaps

 

(4,615

)

 

 

(682,602

)

 

 

(167,491

)

 

 

(588,256

)

 

 

Unrealized gains (losses) on interest rate swaps

 

782,608

 

 

 

(326,309

)

 

 

(1,276,019

)

 

 

(390,556

)

 

 

(1,313,882

)

Subtotal

 

823,214

 

 

 

(920,445

)

 

 

(1,359,857

)

 

 

(844,777

)

 

 

(1,247,993

)

Net gains (losses) on disposal of investments

 

17,783

 

 

 

66,522

 

 

 

(38,333

)

 

 

(93,916

)

 

 

(747,505

)

Net gains (losses) on other derivatives

 

(42,312

)

 

 

(16,888

)

 

 

(506,411

)

 

 

(115,159

)

 

 

(484,872

)

Net unrealized gains (losses) on instruments measured at fair value
through earnings

 

(5,636

)

 

 

(1,091

)

 

 

(4,881

)

 

 

47,629

 

 

 

(18,169

)

Loan loss provision

 

(7,362

)

 

 

(3,504

)

 

 

 

 

(5,703

)

 

 

(3,496

)

Subtotal

 

(37,527

)

 

 

45,039

 

 

 

(549,625

)

 

 

(167,149

)

 

 

(1,254,042

)

Total realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 

785,687

 

 

 

(875,406

)

 

 

(1,909,482

)

 

 

(1,011,926

)

 

 

(2,502,035

)

Other income (loss)

 

42,656

 

 

 

35,074

 

 

 

28,181

 

 

 

30,502

 

 

 

52,377

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and management fee

 

40,403

 

 

 

41,161

 

 

 

44,231

 

 

 

44,833

 

 

 

43,750

 

Other general and administrative expenses

 

32,948

 

 

 

24,977

 

 

 

34,177

 

 

 

38,904

 

 

 

33,323

 

Total general and administrative expenses

 

73,351

 

 

 

66,138

 

 

 

78,408

 

 

 

83,737

 

 

 

77,073

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

1,209,148

 

 

 

(754,076

)

 

 

(1,782,328

)

 

 

(846,670

)

 

 

(2,253,831

)

Income taxes

 

(594

)

 

 

(6,907

)

 

 

(5,915

)

 

 

2,581

 

 

 

1,041

 

Net income (loss)

 

1,209,742

 

 

 

(747,169

)

 

 

(1,776,413

)

 

 

(849,251

)

 

 

(2,254,872

)

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

68

 

 

 

(110

)

 

 

(83

)

 

 

(101

)

 

 

17

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Annaly

 

1,209,674

 

 

 

(747,059

)

 

 

(1,776,330

)

 

 

(849,150

)

 

 

(2,254,889

)

Dividends on preferred stock (1)

 

35,509

 

 

 

36,151

 

 

 

32,422

 

 

 

32,494

 

 

 

32,494

 

Net income (loss) available (related) to common stockholders

$

 

1,174,165

 

 

$

 

(783,210

)

 

$

 

(1,808,752

)

 

$

 

(881,644

)

 

$

 

(2,287,383

)

Net income (loss) per share available (related) to common stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

 

0.82

 

 

$

 

(0.54

)

 

$

 

(1.24

)

 

$

 

(0.63

)

 

$

 

(1.74

)

Diluted

$

 

0.82

 

 

$

 

(0.54

)

 

$

 

(1.24

)

 

$

 

(0.63

)

 

$

 

(1.74

)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

1,431,079,108

 

 

 

1,453,359,211

 

 

 

1,456,038,736

 

 

 

1,398,614,205

 

 

 

1,314,377,748

 

Diluted

 

1,431,079,108

 

 

 

1,453,359,211

 

 

 

1,456,038,736

 

 

 

1,398,614,205

 

 

 

1,314,377,748

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

 

1,209,742

 

 

$

 

(747,169

)

 

$

 

(1,776,413

)

 

$

 

(849,251

)

 

$

 

(2,254,872

)

Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities

 

(153,192

)

 

 

1,034,873

 

 

 

1,654,783

 

 

 

1,599,398

 

 

 

1,100,052

 

Reclassification adjustment for net (gains) losses included in net
income (loss)

 

(22,432

)

 

 

(86,061

)

 

 

29,596

 

 

 

61,091

 

 

 

743,039

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(175,624

)

 

 

948,812

 

 

 

1,684,379

 

 

 

1,660,489

 

 

 

1,843,091

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

1,034,118

 

 

 

201,643

 

 

 

(92,034

)

 

 

811,238

 

 

 

(411,781

)

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

68

 

 

 

(110

)

 

 

(83

)

 

 

(101

)

 

 

17

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Annaly

 

1,034,050

 

 

 

201,753

 

 

 

(91,951

)

 

 

811,339

 

 

 

(411,798

)

Dividends on preferred stock (1)

 

35,509

 

 

 

36,151

 

 

 

32,422

 

 

 

32,494

 

 

 

32,494

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

 

998,541

 

 

$

 

165,602

 

 

$

 

(124,373

)

 

$

 

778,845

 

 

$

 

(444,292

)

 

(1)

 

The quarter ended September 30, 2019 excludes, and the quarter ended June 30, 2019 includes, cumulative and undeclared dividends of $0.3 million on the Company's Series I Preferred Stock as of June 30, 2019.

ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

For the years ended

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018 (1)

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Net interest income

 

 

 

Interest income

$

 

3,787,297

 

 

$

 

3,332,563

 

Interest expense

 

2,784,875

 

 

 

1,897,860

 

Net interest income

 

1,002,422

 

 

 

1,434,703

 

Realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 

 

 

Net interest component of interest rate swaps

 

351,375

 

 

 

100,553

 

Realized gains (losses) on termination or maturity of interest rate swaps

 

(1,442,964

)

 

 

1,409

 

Unrealized gains (losses) on interest rate swaps

 

(1,210,276

)

 

 

424,081

 

Subtotal

 

(2,301,865

)

 

 

526,043

 

Net gains (losses) on disposal of investments

 

(47,944

)

 

 

(1,124,448

)

Net gains (losses) on other derivatives

 

(680,770

)

 

 

(403,001

)

Net unrealized gains (losses) on instruments measured at fair value through earnings

 

36,021

 

 

 

(158,082

)

Loan loss provision

 

(16,569

)

 

 

(3,496

)

Subtotal

 

(709,262

)

 

 

(1,689,027

)

Total realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 

(3,011,127

)

 

 

(1,162,984

)

Other income (loss)

 

136,413

 

 

 

109,927

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

 

Compensation and management fee

 

170,628

 

 

 

179,841

 

Other general and administrative expenses

 

131,006

 

 

 

150,032

 

Total general and administrative expenses

 

301,634

 

 

 

329,873

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(2,173,926

)

 

 

51,773

 

Income taxes

 

(10,835

)

 

 

(2,375

)

Net income (loss)

 

(2,163,091

)

 

 

54,148

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(226

)

 

 

(260

)

Net income (loss) attributable to Annaly

 

(2,162,865

)

 

 

54,408

 

Dividends on preferred stock

 

136,576

 

 

 

129,312

 

Net income (loss) available (related) to common stockholders

$

 

(2,299,441

)

 

$

 

(74,904

)

Net income (loss) per share available (related) to common stockholders

 

 

Basic

$

 

(1.60

)

 

$

 

(0.06

)

Diluted

$

 

(1.60

)

 

$

 

(0.06

)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

 

 

Basic

 

1,434,912,682

 

 

 

1,209,601,809

 

Diluted

 

1,434,912,682

 

 

 

1,209,601,809

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

 

(2,163,091

)

 

$

 

54,148

 

Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities

 

4,135,862

 

 

 

(2,004,166

)

Reclassification adjustment for net (gains) losses included in net income (loss)

 

(17,806

)

 

 

1,150,321

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

4,118,056

 

 

 

(853,845

)

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

1,954,965

 

 

 

(799,697

)

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(226

)

 

 

(260

)

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Annaly

 

1,955,191

 

 

 

(799,437

)

Dividends on preferred stock

 

136,576

 

 

 

129,312

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

 

1,818,615

 

 

$

 

(928,749

)

 

 

 

 

(1) Derived from the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Key Financial Data

The following table presents key metrics of the Company’s portfolio, liabilities and hedging positions, and performance as of and for the quarters ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018:

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Portfolio related metrics

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed-rate Residential Securities as a percentage of total Residential Securities

 

97

%

 

 

97

%

 

 

93

%

Adjustable-rate and floating-rate Residential Securities as a percentage of total
Residential Securities

 

3

%

 

 

3

%

 

 

7

%

Weighted average experienced CPR for the period

 

17.8

%

 

 

14.6

%

 

 

7.9

%

Weighted average projected long-term CPR at period-end

 

13.9

%

 

 

16.3

%

 

 

10.1

%

Liabilities and hedging metrics

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average days to maturity on repurchase agreements outstanding at period-end

 

65

 

 

45

 

 

77

Hedge ratio (1)

 

75

%

 

 

73

%

 

 

94

%

Weighted average pay rate on interest rate swaps at period-end (2)

 

1.84

%

 

 

1.88

%

 

 

2.17

%

Weighted average receive rate on interest rate swaps at period-end (2)

 

1.89

%

 

 

2.16

%

 

 

2.68

%

Weighted average net rate on interest rate swaps at period-end (2)

 

(0.05

%)

 

 

(0.28

%)

 

 

(0.51

%)

Leverage at period-end (3)

7.1:1

 

7.3:1

 

6.3:1

Economic leverage at period-end (4)

7.2:1

 

7.7:1

 

7.0:1

Capital ratio at period-end

 

12.0

%

 

 

11.2

%

 

 

12.1

%

Performance related metrics

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

$

 

9.66

 

 

$

 

9.21

 

 

$

 

9.39

 

GAAP net income (loss) per average common share (5)

$

 

0.82

 

 

$

 

(0.54

)

 

$

 

(1.74

)

Annualized GAAP return (loss) on average equity

 

31.20

%

 

 

(19.32

%)

 

 

(62.05

%)

Net interest margin

 

1.67

%

 

 

0.75

%

 

 

1.34

%

Average yield on interest earning assets (6)

 

3.53

%

 

 

2.89

%

 

 

3.21

%

Average cost of interest bearing liabilities (7)

 

2.01

%

 

 

2.28

%

 

 

2.22

%

Net interest spread

 

1.52

%

 

 

0.61

%

 

 

0.99

%

Dividend declared per common share

$

 

0.25

 

 

$

 

0.25

 

 

$

 

0.30

 

Annualized dividend yield (8)

 

10.62

%

 

 

11.36

%

 

 

12.22

%

Core earnings metrics *

 

 

 

 

 

Core earnings (excluding PAA) per average common share (5)

$

 

0.26

 

 

$

 

0.21

 

 

$

 

0.29

 

Core earnings per average common share (5)

$

 

0.32

 

 

$

 

0.13

 

 

$

 

0.26

 

PAA cost (benefit) per average common share

$

 

(0.06

)

 

$

 

0.08

 

 

$

 

0.03

 

Annualized core return on average equity (excluding PAA)

 

10.56

%

 

 

8.85

%

 

 

11.48

%

Net interest margin (excluding PAA)

 

1.41

%

 

 

1.10

%

 

 

1.49

%

Average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA) (6)

 

3.25

%

 

 

3.26

%

 

 

3.38

%

Net interest spread (excluding PAA)

 

1.24

%

 

 

0.98

%

 

 

1.16

%

*

 

Represents non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for additional information.

(1)

 

Measures total notional balances of interest rate swaps, interest rate swaptions (excluding receiver swaptions) and futures relative to repurchase agreements, other secured financing and cost basis of TBA derivatives outstanding; excludes MSRs and the effects of term financing, both of which serve to reduce interest rate risk. Additionally, the hedge ratio does not take into consideration differences in duration between assets and liabilities.

(2)

 

Excludes forward starting swaps.

(3)

 

Debt consists of repurchase agreements, other secured financing, securitized debt and mortgages payable. Certain credit facilities (included within other secured financing), securitized debt and mortgages payable are non-recourse to the Company.

(4)

 

Computed as the sum of recourse debt, cost basis of TBA and CMBX derivatives outstanding, and net forward purchases (sales) of investments divided by total equity.

(5)

 

Net of dividends on preferred stock. The quarter ended September 30, 2019 excludes cumulative and undeclared dividends of $0.3 million on the Company's Series I Preferred Stock as of June 30, 2019.

(6)

 

Average yield on interest earning assets represents annualized interest income divided by average interest earning assets. Average interest earning assets reflects the average amortized cost of our investments during the period. Average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA) is calculated using annualized interest income (excluding PAA).

(7)

 

Average cost of interest bearing liabilities represents annualized economic interest expense divided by average interest bearing liabilities. Average interest bearing liabilities reflects the average amortized cost during the period. Economic interest expense is comprised of GAAP interest expense and the net interest component of interest rate swaps.

(8)

 

Based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock of $9.42, $8.80 and $9.82 at December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

The following table contains additional information on our residential and commercial investments as of the dates presented:

 

For the quarters ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Agency mortgage-backed securities

$

 

112,893,367

 

 

$

 

114,462,524

 

 

$

 

90,752,995

 

Credit risk transfer securities

 

531,322

 

 

 

474,765

 

 

 

552,097

 

Non-agency mortgage-backed securities

 

1,135,868

 

 

 

1,015,921

 

 

 

1,161,938

 

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

 

273,023

 

 

 

140,851

 

 

 

156,758

 

Total securities

$

 

114,833,580

 

 

$

 

116,094,061

 

 

$

 

92,623,788

 

Residential mortgage loans

$

 

1,647,787

 

 

$

 

1,219,402

 

 

$

 

1,359,806

 

Commercial real estate debt and preferred equity

 

669,713

 

 

 

611,429

 

 

 

1,296,803

 

Corporate debt

 

2,144,850

 

 

 

2,115,783

 

 

 

1,887,182

 

Loans held for sale

 

 

 

 

 

42,184

 

Total loans, net

$

 

4,462,350

 

 

$

 

3,946,614

 

 

$

 

4,585,975

 

Mortgage servicing rights

$

 

378,078

 

 

$

 

386,051

 

 

$

 

557,813

 

Agency mortgage-backed securities transferred or pledged
to securitization vehicles

$

 

1,122,588

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

Residential mortgage loans transferred or pledged to
securitization vehicles

 

2,598,374

 

 

 

2,376,731

 

 

 

1,094,831

 

Commercial real estate debt investments transferred or pledged to
securitization vehicles

 

2,345,120

 

 

 

2,311,413

 

 

 

2,738,369

 

Commercial real estate debt and preferred equity
transferred or pledged to securitization vehicles

 

936,378

 

 

 

 

 

Assets transferred or pledged to securitization vehicles

$

 

7,002,460

 

 

$

 

4,688,144

 

 

$

 

3,833,200

 

Real estate, net

$

 

725,638

 

 

$

 

725,508

 

 

$

 

739,473

 

Total residential and commercial investments

$

 

127,402,106

 

 

$

 

125,840,378

 

 

$

 

102,340,249

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company provides the following non-GAAP measures:

  • core earnings and core earnings (excluding PAA);
  • core earnings attributable to common stockholders and core earnings attributable to common stockholders (excluding PAA);
  • core earnings and core earnings (excluding PAA) per average common share;
  • annualized core return on average equity (excluding PAA);
  • interest income (excluding PAA);
  • economic interest expense;
  • economic net interest income (excluding PAA);
  • average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA);
  • net interest margin (excluding PAA); and
  • net interest spread (excluding PAA).

     

These measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures computed in accordance with GAAP. While intended to offer a fuller understanding of the Company’s results and operations, non-GAAP financial measures also have limitations. For example, the Company may calculate its non-GAAP metrics, such as core earnings, or the PAA, differently than its peers making comparative analysis difficult. Additionally, in the case of non-GAAP measures that exclude the PAA, the amount of amortization expense excluding the PAA is not necessarily representative of the amount of future periodic amortization nor is it indicative of the term over which the Company will amortize the remaining unamortized premium. Changes to actual and estimated prepayments will impact the timing and amount of premium amortization and, as such, both GAAP and non-GAAP results.

These non-GAAP measures provide additional detail to enhance investor understanding of the Company’s period-over-period operating performance and business trends, as well as for assessing the Company’s performance versus that of industry peers. Additional information pertaining to the Company’s use of these non-GAAP financial measures, including discussion of how each such measure may be useful to investors, and reconciliations to their most directly comparable GAAP results are provided below.

Core earnings and core earnings (excluding PAA), core earnings attributable to common stockholders and core earnings attributable to common stockholders (excluding PAA), core earnings and core earnings (excluding PAA) per average common share and annualized core return on average equity (excluding PAA)

The Company's principal business objective is to generate net income for distribution to its stockholders and to preserve capital through prudent selection of investments and continuous management of its portfolio. The Company generates net income by earning a net interest spread on its investment portfolio, which is a function of interest income from its investment portfolio less financing, hedging and operating costs. Core earnings, which is defined as the sum of (a) economic net interest income, (b) TBA dollar roll income and CMBX coupon income, (c) realized amortization of MSRs, (d) other income (loss) (excluding depreciation and amortization expense on real estate and related intangibles, non-core income allocated to equity method investments and other non-core components of other income (loss)), (e) general and administrative expenses (excluding transaction expenses and non-recurring items) and (f) income taxes (excluding the income tax effect of non-core income (loss) items), and core earnings (excluding PAA), which is defined as core earnings excluding the premium amortization adjustment representing the cumulative impact on prior periods, but not the current period, of quarter-over-quarter changes in estimated long-term prepayment speeds related to the Company’s Agency mortgage-backed securities, are used by the Company's management and, the Company believes, used by analysts and investors to measure its progress in achieving its principal business objective.

The Company seeks to fulfill this objective through a variety of factors including portfolio construction, the degree of market risk exposure and related hedge profile, and the use and forms of leverage, all while operating within the parameters of the Company's capital allocation policy and risk governance framework.

The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide management and investors with additional details regarding the Company’s underlying operating results and investment portfolio trends by (i) making adjustments to account for the disparate reporting of changes in fair value where certain instruments are reflected in GAAP net income (loss) while others are reflected in other comprehensive income (loss), and (ii) by excluding certain unrealized, non-cash or episodic components of GAAP net income (loss) in order to provide additional transparency into the operating performance of the Company’s portfolio. Annualized core return on average equity (excluding PAA), which is calculated by dividing core earnings (excluding PAA) over average stockholders’ equity, provides investors with additional detail on the core earnings generated by the Company’s invested equity capital.

The following table presents a reconciliation of GAAP financial results to non-GAAP core earnings for the periods presented:

 

For the quarters ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

GAAP net income (loss)

$

 

1,209,742

 

 

$

 

(747,169

)

 

$

 

(2,254,872

)

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

68

 

 

 

(110

)

 

 

17

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Annaly

 

1,209,674

 

 

 

(747,059

)

 

 

(2,254,889

)

Adjustments to exclude reported realized and unrealized (gains) losses

 

 

 

 

 

Realized (gains) losses on termination or maturity of interest rate swaps

 

4,615

 

 

 

682,602

 

 

 

Unrealized (gains) losses on interest rate swaps

 

(782,608

)

 

 

326,309

 

 

 

1,313,882

 

Net (gains) losses on disposal of investments

 

(17,783

)

 

 

(66,522

)

 

 

747,505

 

Net (gains) losses on other derivatives

 

42,312

 

 

 

16,888

 

 

 

484,872

 

Net unrealized (gains) losses on instruments measured at fair value through earnings

 

5,636

 

 

 

1,091

 

 

 

18,169

 

Loan loss provision

 

7,362

 

 

 

3,504

 

 

 

3,496

 

Adjustments to exclude components of other (income) loss

Depreciation and amortization expense related to commercial real estate

 

9,823

 

 

 

9,974

 

 

 

11,000

 

Non-core (income) loss allocated to equity method investments (1)

 

(3,979

)

 

 

4,541

 

 

 

(10,307

)

Adjustments to exclude components of general and administrative expenses and income taxes

Transaction expenses and non-recurring items (3)

 

3,634

 

 

 

2,622

 

 

 

3,816

 

Income tax effect of non-core income (loss) items

 

(418

)

 

 

(2,762

)

 

 

3,334

 

Adjustments to add back components of realized and unrealized (gains) losses

 

 

 

 

TBA dollar roll income and CMBX coupon income (4)

 

36,901

 

 

 

15,554

 

 

 

69,572

 

MSR amortization (5)

 

(22,120

)

 

 

(21,963

)

 

 

(18,753

)

Core earnings *

 

493,049

 

 

 

224,779

 

 

 

371,697

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Premium amortization adjustment cost (benefit)

 

(83,892

)

 

 

117,152

 

 

 

45,472

 

Core earnings (excluding PAA) *

$

 

409,157

 

 

$

 

341,931

 

 

$

 

417,169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends on preferred stock (6)

 

35,509

 

 

 

36,151

 

 

 

32,494

 

Core earnings attributable to common stockholders *

$

 

457,540

 

 

$

 

188,628

 

 

$

 

339,203

 

Core earnings attributable to common stockholders (excluding PAA) *

$

 

373,648

 

 

$

 

305,780

 

 

$

 

384,675

 

GAAP net income (loss) per average common share

$

 

0.82

 

 

$

 

(0.54

)

 

$

 

(1.74

)

Core earnings per average common share *

$

 

0.32

 

 

$

 

0.13

 

 

$

 

0.26

 

Core earnings (excluding PAA) per average common share *

$

 

0.26

 

 

$

 

0.21

 

 

$

 

0.29

 

Annualized GAAP return (loss) on average equity

 

31.20

%

 

 

(19.32

%)

 

 

(62.05

%)

Annualized core return on average equity (excluding PAA) *

 

10.56

%

 

 

8.85

%

 

 

11.48

%

 

For the years ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

GAAP net income (loss)

$

 

(2,163,091

)

 

$

 

54,148

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(226

)

 

 

(260

)

Net income (loss) attributable to Annaly

 

(2,162,865

)

 

 

54,408

 

Adjustments to exclude reported realized and unrealized (gains) losses

 

 

 

Realized (gains) losses on termination or maturity of interest rate swaps

 

1,442,964

 

 

 

(1,409

)

Unrealized (gains) losses on interest rate swaps

 

1,210,276

 

 

 

(424,081

)

Net (gains) losses on disposal of investments

 

47,944

 

 

 

1,124,448

 

Net (gains) losses on other derivatives

 

680,770

 

 

 

403,001

 

Net unrealized (gains) losses on instruments measured at fair value through earnings

 

(36,021

)

 

 

158,082

 

Loan loss provision

 

16,569

 

 

 

3,496

 

Adjustments to exclude components of other (income) loss

Depreciation and amortization expense related to commercial real estate

 

40,058

 

 

 

20,278

 

Non-core (income) loss allocated to equity method investments (1)

 

21,385

 

 

 

(12,665

)

Non-core other (income) loss (2)

 

 

 

44,525

 

Adjustments to exclude components of general and administrative expenses and income taxes

Transaction expenses and non-recurring items (3)

 

19,284

 

 

 

65,416

 

Income tax effect of non-core income (loss) items

 

(5,961

)

 

 

4,220

 

Adjustments to add back components of realized and unrealized (gains) losses

 

 

TBA dollar roll income and CMBX coupon income (4)

 

123,818

 

 

 

276,986

 

MSR amortization (5)

 

(77,719

)

 

 

(79,764

)

Core earnings *

 

1,320,502

 

 

 

1,636,941

 

Less:

 

 

 

Premium amortization adjustment cost (benefit)

 

254,894

 

 

 

(62,021

)

Core earnings (excluding PAA) *

$

 

1,575,396

 

 

$

 

1,574,920

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends on preferred stock

 

136,576

 

 

 

129,312

 

Core earnings attributable to common stockholders *

$

 

1,183,926

 

 

$

 

1,507,629

 

Core earnings attributable to common stockholders (excluding PAA) *

$

 

1,438,820

 

 

$

 

1,445,608

 

GAAP net income (loss) per average common share

$

 

(1.60

)

 

$

 

(0.06

)

Core earnings per average common share *

$

 

0.83

 

 

$

 

1.25

 

Core earnings (excluding PAA) per average common share *

$

 

1.00

 

 

$

 

1.20

 

Annualized GAAP return (loss) on average equity

 

(14.11

)%

 

 

0.38

%

Annualized core return on average equity (excluding PAA) *

 

10.28

%

 

 

10.99

%

*

 

Represents a non-GAAP financial measure.

(1)

 

The Company excludes non-core (income) loss allocated to equity method investments, which represents the unrealized (gains) losses allocated to equity interests in a portfolio of MSR, which is a component of Other income (loss). The quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 also includes a realized gain on sale within an unconsolidated joint venture, which is a component of Other income (loss).

(2)

 

Represents the amount of consideration paid for the acquisition of MTGE Investment Corp. (“MTGE”) in excess of the fair value of net assets acquired. This amount is primarily attributable to a decline in portfolio valuation between the pricing and closing dates of the transaction and is consistent with changes in market values observed for similar instruments over the same period.

(3)

 

Represents costs incurred in connection with securitizations of residential whole loans. The quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 also includes costs incurred in connection with the securitizations of commercial loans and mortgage-backed securities. The year ended December 31, 2018 also includes costs incurred in connection with the MTGE transaction.

(4)

 

TBA dollar roll income and CMBX coupon income each represent a component of Net gains (losses) on other derivatives. CMBX coupon income totaled $1.3 million, $1.5 million and $1.2 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. CMBX coupon income totaled $4.6 million and $2.3 million for the years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

(5)

 

MSR amortization represents the portion of changes in fair value that is attributable to the realization of estimated cash flows on the Company’s MSR portfolio and is reported as a component of Net unrealized gains (losses) on instruments measured at fair value.

(6)

 

The quarter ended September 30, 2019 excludes cumulative and undeclared dividends of $0.3 million on the Company's Series I Preferred Stock as of June 30, 2019.

From time to time, the Company enters into TBA forward contracts as an alternate means of investing in and financing Agency mortgage-backed securities. A TBA contract is an agreement to purchase or sell, for future delivery, an Agency mortgage-backed security with a specified issuer, term and coupon. A TBA dollar roll represents a transaction where TBA contracts with the same terms but different settlement dates are simultaneously bought and sold. The TBA contract settling in the later month typically prices at a discount to the earlier month contract with the difference in price commonly referred to as the "drop". The drop is a reflection of the expected net interest income from an investment in similar Agency mortgage-backed securities, net of an implied financing cost, that would be foregone as a result of settling the contract in the later month rather than in the earlier month. The drop between the current settlement month price and the forward settlement month price occurs because in the TBA dollar roll market, the party providing the financing is the party that would retain all principal and interest payments accrued during the financing period. Accordingly, TBA dollar roll income generally represents the economic equivalent of the net interest income earned on the underlying Agency mortgage-backed security less an implied financing cost.

TBA dollar roll transactions are accounted for under GAAP as a series of derivatives transactions. The fair value of TBA derivatives is based on methods similar to those used to value Agency mortgage-backed securities. The Company records TBA derivatives at fair value on its Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition and recognizes periodic changes in fair value as Net gains (losses) on other derivatives in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss), which includes both unrealized and realized gains and losses on derivatives (excluding interest rate swaps).

TBA dollar roll income is calculated as the difference in price between two TBA contracts with the same terms but different settlement dates multiplied by the notional amount of the TBA contract. Although accounted for as derivatives, TBA dollar rolls capture the economic equivalent of net interest income, or carry, on the underlying Agency mortgage-backed security (interest income less an implied cost of financing). TBA dollar roll income is reported as a component of Net gains (losses) on other derivatives in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).

The CMBX index is a synthetic tradable index referencing a basket of 25 commercial mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS") of a particular rating and vintage. The CMBX index allows investors to take a long exposure (referred to as selling protection) or short exposure (referred to as buying protection) on the respective basket of CMBS securities and is structured as a "pay-as-you-go" contract whereby the protection buyer pays to the protection seller a standardized running coupon on the contracted notional amount. The Company reports income (expense) on CMBX positions in Net gains (losses) on other derivatives in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss). The coupon payments received or paid on CMBX positions are equivalent to interest income (expense) and therefore included in core earnings.

Premium Amortization Expense

In accordance with GAAP, the Company amortizes or accretes premiums or discounts into interest income for its Agency mortgage-backed securities, excluding interest-only securities, multifamily and reverse mortgages, taking into account estimates of future principal prepayments in the calculation of the effective yield. The Company recalculates the effective yield as differences between anticipated and actual prepayments occur. Using third-party model and market information to project future cash flows and expected remaining lives of securities, the effective interest rate determined for each security is applied as if it had been in place from the date of the security’s acquisition. The amortized cost of the security is then adjusted to the amount that would have existed had the new effective yield been applied since the acquisition date. The adjustment to amortized cost is offset with a charge or credit to interest income. Changes in interest rates and other market factors will impact prepayment speed projections and the amount of premium amortization recognized in any given period.

The Company’s GAAP metrics include the unadjusted impact of amortization and accretion associated with this method. Certain of the Company’s non-GAAP metrics exclude the effect of the PAA, which quantifies the component of premium amortization representing the cumulative impact on prior periods, but not the current period, of quarter-over-quarter changes in estimated long-term CPR.

The following table illustrates the impact of the PAA on premium amortization expense for the Company’s Residential Securities portfolio and residential securities transferred or pledged to securitization vehicles, for the quarters ended December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018:

 

For the quarters ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

(dollars in thousands)

Premium amortization expense (accretion)

$

 

171,447

 

 

$

 

376,306

 

 

$

 

220,131

 

Less: PAA cost (benefit)

 

(83,892

)

 

 

117,152

 

 

 

45,472

 

Premium amortization expense (excluding PAA)

$

 

255,339

 

 

$

 

259,154

 

 

$

 

174,659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the quarters ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

(per average common share)

Premium amortization expense (accretion)

$

 

0.12

 

 

$

 

0.26

 

 

$

 

0.17

 

Less: PAA cost (benefit) (1)

 

(0.06

)

 

 

0.08

 

 

 

0.03

 

Premium amortization expense (excluding PAA)

$

 

0.18

 

 

$

 

0.18

 

 

$

 

0.14

 

 

(1)

 

The Company separately calculates core earnings per average common share and core earnings (excluding PAA) per average common share, with the difference between these two per share amounts attributed to the PAA cost (benefit) per average common share. As such, the reported value of the PAA cost (benefit) per average common share may not reflect the result of dividing the PAA cost (benefit) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding due to rounding.

Interest income (excluding PAA), economic interest expense and economic net interest income (excluding PAA)

Interest income (excluding PAA) represents interest income excluding the effect of the PAA, and serves as the basis for deriving average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA), net interest spread (excluding PAA) and net interest margin (excluding PAA), which are discussed below. The Company believes this measure provides management and investors with additional detail to enhance their understanding of the Company’s operating results and trends by excluding the component of premium amortization expense representing the cumulative impact on prior periods, but not the current period, of quarter-over-quarter changes in estimated long-term prepayment speeds related to the Company’s Agency mortgage-backed securities (other than interest-only securities), which can obscure underlying trends in the performance of the portfolio.

Economic interest expense includes GAAP interest expense and the net interest component of interest rate swaps. The Company uses interest rate swaps to manage its exposure to changing interest rates on its repurchase agreements by economically hedging cash flows associated with these borrowings. Accordingly, adding the net interest component of interest rate swaps to interest expense, as computed in accordance with GAAP, reflects the total contractual interest expense and thus, provides investors with additional information about the cost of the Company's financing strategy. The Company may use market agreed coupon (“MAC”) interest rate swaps in which the Company may receive or make a payment at the time of entering into such interest rate swap to compensate for the off-market nature of such interest rate swap. In accordance with GAAP, upfront payments associated with MAC interest rate swaps are not reflected in the net interest component of interest rate swaps in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss). The Company did not enter into any MAC interest rate swaps during the quarter ended December 31, 2019.

Similarly, economic net interest income (excluding PAA), as computed below, provides investors with additional information to enhance their understanding of the net economics of our primary business operations.

 

For the quarters ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Interest income (excluding PAA) reconciliation

(dollars in thousands)

GAAP interest income

$

 

1,074,214

 

 

$

 

919,299

 

 

$

 

859,674

 

Premium amortization adjustment

 

(83,892

)

 

 

117,152

 

 

 

45,472

 

Interest income (excluding PAA) *

$

 

990,322

 

 

$

 

1,036,451

 

 

$

 

905,146

 

Economic interest expense reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP interest expense

$

 

620,058

 

 

$

 

766,905

 

 

$

 

586,774

 

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest component of interest rate swaps

 

(45,221

)

 

 

(88,466

)

 

 

(65,889

)

Economic interest expense *

$

 

574,837

 

 

$

 

678,439

 

 

$

 

520,885

 

Economic net interest income (excluding PAA) reconciliation

 

 

 

 

Interest income (excluding PAA) *

$

 

990,322

 

 

$

 

1,036,451

 

 

$

 

905,146

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Economic interest expense *

 

574,837

 

 

 

678,439

 

 

 

520,885

 

Economic net interest income (excluding PAA) *

$

 

415,485

 

 

$

 

358,012

 

 

$

 

384,261

 

 

* Represents a non-GAAP financial measure.

Average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA), net interest spread (excluding PAA) and net interest margin (excluding PAA)

Net interest spread (excluding PAA), which is the difference between the average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA) and the average cost of interest bearing liabilities, and net interest margin (excluding PAA), which is calculated as the sum of interest income (excluding PAA) plus TBA dollar roll income and CMBX coupon income less interest expense and the net interest component of interest rate swaps divided by the sum of average interest earning assets plus average TBA contract and CMBX balances, provide management with additional measures of the Company’s profitability that management relies upon in monitoring the performance of the business.

Disclosure of these measures, which are presented below, provides investors with additional detail regarding how management evaluates the Company’s performance.

 

For the quarters ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Economic metrics (excluding PAA)

(dollars in thousands)

Average interest earning assets

$

 

121,801,951

 

 

$

 

127,207,668

 

 

$

 

107,232,861

 

Interest income (excluding PAA) *

$

 

990,322

 

 

$

 

1,036,451

 

 

$

 

905,146

 

Average yield on interest earning assets (excluding PAA) *

 

3.25

%

 

 

3.26

%

 

 

3.38

%

Average interest bearing liabilities

$

 

111,873,379

 

 

$

 

116,391,094

 

 

$

 

91,746,160

 

Economic interest expense *

$

 

574,837

 

 

$

 

678,439

 

 

$

 

520,885

 

Average cost of interest bearing liabilities

 

2.01

%

 

 

2.28

%

 

 

2.22

%

Economic net interest income (excluding PAA) *

$

 

415,485

 

 

$

 

358,012

 

 

$

 

384,261

 

Net interest spread (excluding PAA) *

 

1.24

%

 

 

0.98

%

 

 

1.16

%

Interest income (excluding PAA) *

$

 

990,322

 

 

$

 

1,036,451

 

 

$

 

905,146

 

TBA dollar roll income and CMBX coupon income

 

36,901

 

 

 

15,554

 

 

 

69,572

 

Interest expense

 

(620,058

)

 

 

(766,905

)

 

 

(586,774

)

Net interest component of interest rate swaps

 

45,221

 

 

 

88,466

 

 

 

65,889

 

Subtotal

$

 

452,386

 

 

$

 

373,566

 

 

$

 

453,833

 

Average interest earnings assets

$

 

121,801,951

 

 

$

 

127,207,668

 

 

$

 

107,232,861

 

Average TBA contract and CMBX balances

 

6,878,502

 

 

 

9,248,502

 

 

 

14,788,453

 

Subtotal

$

 

128,680,453

 

 

$

 

136,456,170

 

 

$

 

122,021,314

 

Net interest margin (excluding PAA) *

 

1.41

%

 

 

1.10

%

 

 

1.49

%

* Represents a non-GAAP financial measure.

 

Contacts

Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Investor Relations
1-888-8Annaly
www.annaly.com

Contacts

Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Investor Relations
1-888-8Annaly
www.annaly.com