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AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

MITT

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. ("MITT," "we," the "Company," or "our") (NYSE: MITT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Q1 2022 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • $13.68 Book Value per share as of March 31, 2022 compared to $14.64 as of December 31, 2021(1)
  • $13.37 Adjusted Book Value per shareas of March 31, 2022 compared to $14.32 as of December 31, 2021(1)
    • Decrease of approximately 6.6% from December 31, 2021
    • Quarterly economic return on equity of (5.2)%(2)
  • $(0.74) and $(0.02) of Net Income/(Loss) and Core Earnings per diluted common share, respectively(3)
  • $0.21 dividend per common share

MANAGEMENT REMARKS

"During the quarter, we maintained focus on growing our residential mortgage loan portfolio and executing our securitization strategy," said David Roberts, Chief Executive Officer. "We ended this quarter with ample liquidity to continue to propel this growth strategy at higher asset yields and we continue to be strong believers in our strategy as capable of delivering long-term earnings growth for our shareholders."

"We remain disciplined with regards to managing our warehouse risk," said TJ Durkin, President. Mr. Durkin added, "In the face of a very challenging quarter, we executed three securitizations, which not only de-risked our warehouse lines but gave us additional liquidity to take advantage of the dislocation and opportunity set in today’s volatile market."

INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • $3.7 billion Investment Portfolio as of March 31, 2022 compared to $3.2 billion as of December 31, 2021(4)(5)
    • Purchased Non-Agency Loans with a fair value of $604.6 million and Agency-Eligible Loans with fair value of $343.3 million during the quarter
    • Sold Agency RMBS of $225.5 million, rotating capital into residential mortgage loans
    • Subsequent to quarter end, purchased Non-Agency and Agency-Eligible loans with an unpaid principal balance of $260.7 million and currently have an acquisition pipeline of $500.8 million
  • $3.3 billion of financing as of March 31, 2022 compared to $2.8 billion as of December 31, 2021(4)(5)
    • $1.9 billion of non-recourse financing and $1.4 billion of recourse financing
    • Executed two rated Non-Agency Loan securitizations and one rated Agency-Eligible Loan securitization during the quarter, converting financing from recourse financing with mark-to-market margin calls to non-recourse financing without mark-to-market margin calls
    • Subsequent to quarter end, executed a rated Agency-Eligible Loan securitization in which loans with a fair value of $398.7 million were securitized
  • 2.7x Economic Leverage Ratio as of March 31, 2022 compared to 2.4x as of December 31, 2021(6)
  • 1.4% Net Interest Margin(7)
  • $137.9 million of total liquidity as of March 31, 2022, available to support our liquidity needs
    • Consisted of $50.5 million of cash, $48.5 million of unencumbered Agency RMBS that we held as of quarter end, and $38.9 million of unencumbered Agency RMBS which we sold during March 2022, but which settled in April 2022

INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO
The following summarizes the Company’s investment portfolio as of March 31, 2022(4)(5) ($ in millions):

Fair Value

Weighted
Average Yield

Financing

Cost of Funds(8)

Percent of
Fair Value

Percent of
Equity(9)

Residential Investments(a)

$3,354.3

4.3%

$3,064.2

2.5%

89.9%

85.3%

Agency RMBS

377.5

2.4%

240.7

0.4%

10.1%

14.7%

Total

$3,731.8

4.1%

$3,304.9

2.7%

100.0%

100.0%

(a) As of March 31, 2022, the table above excludes our investment in Arc Home and includes fair value of $62.9 million of Residential Investments that are included in the “Investments in debt and equity of affiliates” line item on our consolidated balance sheet. These Residential Investments include $41.3 million of Non-QM Loans, $8.0 million of Re/Non-Performing Loans, and $13.6 million of Land Related Financing.

FINANCING ACTIVITIES
The following summarizes the Company’s financing as of March 31, 2022(5) ($ in millions):

Securitized Debt

Warehouse
Financing on
Residential

Financing on
Agency

Non-Agency

Agency-Eligible

RPL/NPL

Total

Amount

$1,228.4

$399.1

$232.4

$1,204.3

$240.7

$3,304.9

Cost of Funds(8), (a)

2.5%

2.8%

3.1%

2.2%

0.4%

2.7%

Advance Rate

91%

93%

70%

81%

77%

N/A

Available Borrowing Capacity(b)

N/A

N/A

N/A

$1,264.8

N/A

$1,264.8

Recourse/Non-Recourse

Non-Recourse

Non-Recourse

Non-Recourse

Recourse

Recourse

43% Recourse
57% Non-Recourse

(a) Total Cost of Funds shown includes the costs from our interest rate hedges. Cost of Funds as of March 31, 2022 excluding the cost of our interest rate hedges would be 2.3%.

(b) The borrowing capacity under our residential mortgage loan warehouse financing arrangements is uncommitted by the lenders.

ARC HOME UPDATE(10)

  • Arc Home continues to drive growth in originations:
    • 2022 originations forecast of $4.5 billion to $6.5 billion compared with $4.4 billion in 2021
    • 2022 Non-Agency(a) originations forecast of $3.5 billion to $5.0 billion compared to $1.7 billion in 2021
    • Expansion of delegated correspondent channel in Q2 2022 partnering with brokers and top originators to drive funding growth
    • Originated $0.8 billion of loans during the first quarter of 2022 as compared to $1.1 billion in Q4 2021
    • Non-Agency(a) Locks of $0.7 billion grew 18% during the first quarter of 2022 from $0.6 billion in Q4 2021
    • MITT purchased $0.4 billion of loans from Arc Home during Q1 2022 representing 41% of MITT’s total loan purchases
  • Arc Home generated after-tax net income of $7.1 million in the first quarter primarily driven by mark-to-market gains on its mortgage servicing rights portfolio offset by a reduction in gain on sale margins decreasing from 161bps as of December 31, 2021 to 125bps as of March 31, 2022
    • MITT's portion of this after-tax net income was $3.1 million, prior to removing any gains on loans acquired by MITT from Arc Home which approximated $2.4 million during the first quarter of 2022(b)
  • As of March 31, 2022, the fair value of MITT’s investment in Arc Home was calculated using a valuation multiple of 1.01x book value as compared to 1.06x book value as of December 31, 2021
    • The decrease in fair value on MITT's investment in Arc Home approximated $2.5 million

(a) Non-Agency includes Non-QM Loans, QM Loans, Jumbo Loans, and Agency-Eligible Loans. Agency-Eligible Loans are loans that conform with GSE underwriting guidelines but sold to Non-Agency investors, including MITT.
(b) MITT eliminates any gains or losses on loans acquired by MITT from Arc Home from the "Equity in earnings/(loss) from affiliates" line item and decreases or increases the cost basis of the underlying loans accordingly resulting in unrealized gains or losses, which are recorded in the "Net unrealized gains/(losses)" line item on the Company's consolidated income statement.

MITT KEY STATISTICS

($ in millions, except per share data)

March 31, 2022

Investment portfolio(4)

$

3,731.8

Financing arrangements(5)

3,304.9

Recourse financing

1,424.5

Non-recourse financing

1,880.4

Total Economic Leverage(6)

1,499.6

Stockholders’ equity

547.7

GAAP Leverage Ratio

5.8x

Economic Leverage Ratio(6)

2.7x

Book value, per share(1)

$

13.68

Adjusted Book value, per share(1)

$

13.37

Dividend, per share

$

0.21

The below table provides a summary of our first quarter activity impacting book value as well as a reconciliation to adjusted book value. Adjusted book value is calculated by reducing stockholders' equity by the liquidation preference of our preferred stock ($ in thousands, except per share data).

Amount

Per Diluted Share(3)

12/31/21 Book Value(1)

$

349,908

$

14.64

Common dividend

(5,022)

(0.21)

Net issuance of common stock

80

Core earnings

(492)

(0.02)

Net realized and unrealized gain/(loss) included within equity in earnings/(loss) from affiliates

496

0.02

Net realized gain/(loss)

8,783

0.37

Net unrealized gain/(loss)

(22,420)

(0.94)

Dollar roll (income)/loss(a)

1,977

0.08

Transaction related expenses and deal related performance fees

(6,132)

(0.26)

3/31/22 Book Value(1)

$

327,178

$

13.68

Change in Book Value

(22,730)

(0.96)

3/31/22 Book Value(1)

$

327,178

$

13.68

Net proceeds less liquidation preference of preferred stock

(7,519)

(0.31)

3/31/22 Adjusted Book Value(1)

$

319,659

$

13.37

(a) TBA dollar roll income/(loss) is the economic equivalent of net interest carry income on the underlying Agency RMBS of TBAs over the roll period (interest income less implied financing cost).

DIVIDEND

The Company announced that on May 2, 2022 its Board of Directors (the "Board") declared second quarter 2022 preferred stock dividends as follows:

In accordance with the terms of its 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock"), the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.51563 per share on its Series A Preferred Stock;

In accordance with the terms of its 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the "Series B Preferred Stock"), the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its Series B Preferred Stock; and

In accordance with the terms of its 8.000% Series C Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the "Series C Preferred Stock"), the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on its Series C Preferred Stock.

The above dividends for the Series A Preferred Stock, the Series B Preferred Stock, and the Series C Preferred Stock are payable on June 17, 2022 to preferred shareholders of record on May 31, 2022.

On March 18, 2022, the Board declared a first quarter dividend of $0.21 per share of common stock that was paid on April 29, 2022 to common stockholders of record as of March 31, 2022.

On February 18, 2022, the Board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.51563 per share on the Series A Preferred Stock, $0.50 per share on the Series B Preferred Stock, and $0.50 per share on the Series C Preferred Stock. The dividends were paid on March 17, 2022 to preferred stockholders of record as of February 28, 2022.

STOCKHOLDER CALL

The Company invites stockholders, prospective stockholders, and analysts to participate in MITT’s first quarter earnings conference call on May 6, 2022 at 8:30 am Eastern Time. The stockholder call can be accessed by dialing 1 (866) 374-5140. International callers should dial 1 (404) 400-0571. The PIN is 41783903#.

A presentation will accompany the conference call and will be available under "Presentations" in the "Investor Relations" section on the Company’s website at www.agmit.com. Select the Q1 2022 Earnings Presentation link to download the presentation in advance of the stockholder call.

For those unable to listen to the live call, an audio replay will be available following on May 9, 2022 through June 5, 2022. To access the replay, please go to https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg/ShowUUID=A286099D-9F7E-423B-BC5C-1A45E530BFAC. The replay passcode is EV00134675.

For further information or questions, please e-mail ir@agmit.com.

ABOUT AG MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST, INC.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a residential mortgage REIT with a focus on investing in a diversified risk-adjusted portfolio of residential mortgage-related assets in the U.S. mortgage market. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is externally managed and advised by AG REIT Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., a leading privately-held alternative investment firm focusing on credit and real estate strategies.

Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.agmit.com.

ABOUT ANGELO GORDON

Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. ("Angelo Gordon") is a privately-held alternative investment firm founded in November 1988. The firm currently manages approximately $51 billion with a primary focus on credit and real estate strategies. Angelo Gordon has over 600 employees, including more than 200 investment professionals, and is headquartered in New York, with associated offices elsewhere in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.angelogordon.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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 related to dividends, book value, adjusted book value, our investments, our business and investment strategy, investment returns, return on equity, liquidity, financing, taxes, our assets, our interest rate sensitivity, and our views on certain macroeconomic trends and conditions, among others. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management of our company at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation, the uncertainty and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and of responsive measures implemented by various governmental authorities, businesses and other third parties; whether our transition to a pure play residential credit mortgage REIT will result in any of the anticipated benefits or at all; our ability to continue to grow our residential investment portfolio, including our ability to consummate transactions in our pipeline on the terms or timeframe anticipated, or at all; our levels of liquidity, including whether our liquidity will sufficiently enable us to continue to deploy capital within the residential whole loan space as anticipated or at all; whether growth in the new origination residential mortgage space will occur as anticipated or at all; the impact of market, regulatory and structural changes on the market opportunities we expect to have, and whether we will be able to capitalize on such opportunities in the manner we anticipate; whether we will be able to generate liquidity from additional opportunistic liquidations in our Re/Non-performing loan portfolio; our portfolio mix, including levels of Non-Agency and Agency mortgage loans; our levels of leverage, including our levels of recourse and non-recourse financing; our ability to execute securitizations, including at the pace anticipated or at all; our ability to achieve our forecasted returns on equity post-securitization; changes in our business and investment strategy; our ability to grow our adjusted book value; our ability to predict and control costs; changes in interest rates and the fair value of our assets, including negative changes resulting in margin calls relating to the financing of our assets; the anticipated impact of changes in interest rates on our asset yields and net interest margin; changes in the yield curve; the timing and amount of stock issuances pursuant to our ATM program or otherwise; the timing and amount of stock repurchases, if any; our capitalization, including our ability to continue to opportunistically exchange preferred stock; expense levels, including levels of management fees; changes in prepayment rates on the loans we own or that underlie our investment securities; our distribution policy; Arc Home’s performance, including its ability to increase its product offerings; Arc Home’s ability to continue driving growth in Non-Agency originations; the composition of Arc Home’s portfolio, including levels of MSR exposure; levels of leverage on Arc Home’s MSR portfolio; our percentage allocation of loans originated by Arc Home; changes in interest rates, including the impact of interest rate changes on the fair value of our investments; increased rates of default or delinquencies and/or decreased recovery rates on our assets; the availability of and competition for our target investments; our ability to obtain and maintain financing arrangements on terms favorable to us or at all; changes in general economic conditions in our industry and in the finance and real estate markets, including the impact on the value of our assets; conditions in the market for Residential Investments and Agency RMBS; our levels of Core Earnings; legislative and regulatory actions by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and other agencies and instrumentalities in response to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including inflation; how COVID-19 may affect us, our operations and personnel; the forbearance program included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act; our ability to make distributions to our stockholders in the future; our ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT for federal tax purposes; and our ability to qualify for an exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors are contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including those described in Part I – Item 1A. "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our filings with the SEC. Copies are available free of charge on the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov/. All forward looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. All financial information in this press release is as of March 31, 2022, unless otherwise indicated.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

In addition to the results presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial results and financial metrics derived therefrom, including Core Earnings, investment portfolio, financing arrangements, and economic leverage ratio, which are calculated by including or excluding unconsolidated investments in affiliates or, with respect to our equity allocation calculation, by allocating all non-investment portfolio related assets and liabilities to our investment portfolio categories based on the characteristics of such assets and liabilities, as described in the footnotes to this press release. Management believes that this non-GAAP information, when considered with our GAAP financial statements, provides supplemental information useful for investors to help evaluate our financial performance. However, management also believes that our definition of Core Earnings has important limitations as it does not include certain earnings or losses our management team considers in evaluating our financial performance. Our presentation of non-GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies, who may use different calculations. This non-GAAP financial information should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Our GAAP financial results and the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP should be carefully evaluated.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

March 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

Assets

Securitized residential mortgage loans, at fair value - $208,312 and $119,947 pledged as collateral, respectively

$

2,105,572

$

1,158,134

Residential mortgage loans, at fair value - $1,160,870 and $1,469,358 pledged as collateral, respectively

1,167,061

1,476,972

Real estate securities, at fair value - $196,911 and $444,481 pledged as collateral, respectively

246,004

514,470

Investments in debt and equity of affiliates

87,086

92,023

Cash and cash equivalents

50,541

68,079

Restricted cash

45,630

32,150

Receivable on unsettled trades - $68,747 and $0 pledged as collateral, respectively

107,788

Other assets

29,274

20,900

Total Assets

$

3,838,956

$

3,362,728

Liabilities

Securitized debt, at fair value

$

1,859,917

$

999,215

Financing arrangements

1,411,493

1,777,743

Dividend payable

5,022

5,021

Other liabilities

14,874

10,369

Total Liabilities

3,291,306

2,792,348

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders’ Equity

Preferred stock - $227,991 aggregate liquidation preference

220,472

220,472

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 450,000 shares of common stock authorized and 23,915 and 23,908 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

239

239

Additional paid-in capital

796,549

796,469

Retained earnings/(deficit)

(469,610)

(446,800)

Total Stockholders’ Equity

547,650

570,380

Total Liabilities & Stockholders’ Equity

$

3,838,956

$

3,362,728

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021

Net Interest Income

Interest income

$

33,417

$

12,119

Interest expense

16,122

4,061

Total Net Interest Income

17,295

8,058

Other Income/(Loss)

Net interest component of interest rate swaps

(2,270)

(741)

Net realized gain/(loss)

8,783

(4,038)

Net unrealized gain/(loss)

(22,420)

19,849

Other income/(loss), net

37

Total Other Income/(Loss)

(15,907)

15,107

Expenses

Management fee to affiliate

1,962

1,654

Other operating expenses

3,688

4,150

Transaction related expenses

5,879

(167)

Servicing fees

1,007

615

Total Expenses

12,536

6,252

Income/(loss) before equity in earnings/(loss) from affiliates

(11,148)

16,913

Equity in earnings/(loss) from affiliates

(2,054)

26,336

Net Income/(Loss)

(13,202)

43,249

Gain on Exchange Offers, net

358

Dividends on preferred stock

(4,586)

(4,924)

Net Income/(Loss) Available to Common Stockholders

$

(17,788)

$

38,683

Earnings/(Loss) Per Share of Common Stock (a)

Basic

$

(0.74)

$

2.74

Diluted

$

(0.74)

$

2.74

Weighted Average Number of Shares of Common Stock Outstanding (a)

Basic

23,915

14,116

Diluted

23,915

14,116

  1. Amounts have been adjusted to reflect the one-for-three reverse stock split effected July 22, 2021.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE

This press release contains Core Earnings, a non-GAAP financial measure. Our presentation of Core Earnings may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies, who may use different calculations. This non-GAAP measure should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Our GAAP financial results and the reconciliations from these results should be carefully evaluated.

We define Core Earnings, a non-GAAP financial measure, as Net Income/(loss) available to common stockholders excluding (i) (a) unrealized gains/(losses) on loans, real estate securities, derivatives and other investments, inclusive of our investment in AG Arc, and (b) net realized gains/(losses) on the sale or termination of such instruments, (ii) any transaction related expenses incurred in connection with the acquisition, disposition, or securitization of our investments, (iii) accrued deal-related performance fees payable to third party operators to the extent the primary component of the accrual relates to items that are excluded from Core Earnings, such as unrealized and realized gains/(losses), (iv) realized and unrealized changes in the fair value of Arc Home's net mortgage servicing rights and the derivatives intended to offset changes in the fair value of those net mortgage servicing rights, (v) deferred taxes recognized at our taxable REIT subsidiaries, if any, and (vi) any gains/(losses) associated with exchange transactions on our common and preferred stock. Items (i) through (vi) above include any amount related to those items held in affiliated entities. Management considers the transaction related expenses referenced in (ii) above to be similar to realized losses incurred at the acquisition, disposition, or securitization of an asset and does not view them as being part of its core operations. Management views the exclusion described in (iv) above to be consistent with how it calculates Core Earnings on the remainder of its portfolio. Management excludes all deferred taxes because it believes deferred taxes are not representative of current operations. Core Earnings include the net interest income and other income earned on our investments on a yield adjusted basis, including TBA dollar roll income/(loss) or any other investment activity that may earn or pay net interest or its economic equivalent.

A reconciliation of GAAP Net Income/(loss) available to common stockholders to Core Earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 is set forth below (in thousands, except per share data):

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021

Net Income/(loss) available to common stockholders

$

(17,788)

$

38,683

Add (Deduct):

Net realized (gain)/loss

(8,783)

4,038

Net unrealized (gain)/loss

22,420

(19,849)

Transaction related expenses and deal related performance fees(a)

6,132

(12)

Equity in (earnings)/loss from affiliates

2,054

(26,336)

Net interest income and expenses from equity method investments(b)(c)

(2,550)

7,322

Other (income)/loss, net

(14)

(Gains) from Exchange Offer, net

(358)

Dollar roll income/(loss)

(1,977)

Core Earnings

$

(492)

$

3,474

Core Earnings, per Diluted Share(d)

$

(0.02)

$

0.25

(a) For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, total transaction related expenses and deal related performance fees included $5.9 million and $(0.2) million, respectively, recorded within the "Transaction related expenses" line item and $0.2 million and $0.2 million, respectively, recorded within the "Interest expense" line item, which relates to the amortization of deferred financing costs.

(b) For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, $4.4 million or $0.18 per share and $2.6 million or $0.18 per share, respectively, of realized and unrealized changes in the fair value of Arc Home's net mortgage servicing rights and corresponding derivatives were excluded from Core Earnings per diluted share, net of deferred tax expense. Additionally, for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, $(2.5) million or $(0.10) per share and $0.6 million or $0.04 per share, respectively, of unrealized changes in the fair value of Arc Home were excluded from Core Earnings.

(c) Core income or loss recognized by AG Arc does not include our portion of gains recorded by Arc Home in connection with the sale of residential mortgage loans to us. For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, we eliminated $2.4 million or $0.10 per share and $0.5 million or $0.03 per share of intra-entity profits recognized by Arc Home, respectively, and also decreased the cost basis of the underlying loans we purchased by the same amount.

(d) All per share amounts for all periods presented have been adjusted to reflect the one-for-three reverse stock split.

The components of Core Earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 is set forth below (in thousands, except per share data):

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021

Net Interest Income

$

18,728

$

12,685

MITT’s After-Tax Share of Arc Home Net Income

3,145

6,210

Less: Gains on loans sold to MITT(a)

(2,356)

(456)

Less: MSR MTM gains / deferred tax expense(b)

(4,410)

(2,596)

Arc Home Core Earnings to MITT

(3,621)

3,158

Net interest component of interest rate swaps

(2,270)

(741)

Dollar roll income/(loss)

(1,977)

Hedge Expense

(4,247)

(741)

Management fee to affiliate

(1,962)

(1,654)

Other operating expenses

(3,797)

(4,435)

Servicing fees

(1,007)

(615)

Dividends on preferred stock

(4,586)

(4,924)

Operating Expense

(11,352)

(11,628)

Core Earnings

$

(492)

$

3,474

Core Earnings, per Diluted Share(c)

$

(0.02)

$

0.25

(a) Core Earnings excludes our portion of gains recorded by Arc Home in connection with the sale of residential mortgage loans to us. We eliminated such gains recognized by Arc Home and also decreased the cost basis of the underlying loans we purchased by the same amount. Upon reducing our cost basis, unrealized gains are recorded within net income based on the fair value of the underlying loans at quarter end.

(b) Core Earnings excludes unrealized gains in the fair value of Arc Home’s MSRs, net of deferred tax expense.

(c) All per share amounts for all periods presented have been adjusted to reflect the one-for-three reverse stock split.

Footnotes

  1. As of March 31, 2022, book value is calculated using stockholders’ equity less net proceeds of our cumulative redeemable preferred stock ($220.5 million) as the numerator. As of March 31, 2022, adjusted book value is calculated using stockholders’ equity less the liquidation preference of our cumulative redeemable preferred stock ($228.0 million) as the numerator.
  2. The economic return on equity represents the change in adjusted book value per share during the period, plus the common dividends declared over that period, divided by adjusted book value per share from the prior period.
  3. Diluted per share figures are calculated using diluted weighted average outstanding shares in accordance with GAAP.
  4. The investment portfolio at period end consists of the net carrying value of our Residential Investments and Agency RMBS, and where applicable, any long positions in TBAs, including mortgage loans and securities owned through investments in affiliates, exclusive of AG Arc LLC. Our Residential Investments and Agency RMBS are held at fair value. Refer to footnote 5 for more information on the GAAP accounting for certain items included in our investment portfolio. The percentage of fair value includes any net TBA positions and mortgage loans and securities owned through investments in affiliates and is exclusive of AG Arc LLC.
  5. Generally, when we purchase an investment and finance it, the investment is included in our assets and the financing is reflected in our liabilities on our consolidated balance sheet as either "Financing arrangements" or "Securitized debt, at fair value." Throughout this press release where we disclose our investment portfolio and the related financing, we have presented this information inclusive of (i) mortgage loans and securities owned through investments in affiliates that are accounted for under GAAP using the equity method and, where applicable, (ii) long positions in TBAs, which are accounted for as derivatives under GAAP. This presentation excludes investments through AG Arc LLC unless otherwise noted.
  6. The Economic Leverage Ratio is calculated by dividing total Economic Leverage, including any net TBA position, by our GAAP stockholders’ equity at quarter-end. Total Economic Leverage at quarter-end includes recourse financing arrangements recorded within "Investments in debt and equity of affiliates" exclusive of any financing utilized through AG Arc LLC, plus the payable on all unsettled buys less the financing on all unsettled sells and any net TBA position (at cost). Total Economic Leverage excludes any non-recourse financing arrangements. Non-recourse financing arrangements include securitized debt, as well as financing on certain Non-QM Loans. Our obligation to repay our non-recourse financing arrangements is limited to the value of the pledged collateral thereunder and does not create a general claim against us as an entity.
  7. Net interest margin is calculated by subtracting the weighted average cost of funds from the weighted average yield for our investment portfolio, which excludes cash held.
  8. The cost of funds at quarter-end is calculated as the sum of (i) the weighted average funding costs on recourse financing arrangements outstanding at quarter-end, (ii) the weighted average funding costs on non-recourse financing arrangements, and (iii) the weighted average of the net pay rate on our interest rate swaps. The cost of funds at quarter-end are weighted by the outstanding financing arrangements at quarter-end, including any non-recourse financing arrangements.
  9. We allocate our equity by investment using the fair value of our investment portfolio, less any associated leverage, inclusive of any long TBA position (at cost). We allocate all non-investment portfolio related assets and liabilities to our investment portfolio categories based on the characteristics of such assets and liabilities in order to sum to stockholders' equity per the consolidated balance sheets. Our equity allocation method is a non-GAAP methodology and may not be comparable to the similarly titled measure or concepts of other companies, who may use different calculations and allocation methodologies.
  10. We invest in Arc Home LLC through AG Arc LLC, one of our equity method investees. Our investment in AG Arc LLC is $54.1 million as of March 31, 2022, representing a 44.6% ownership interest.