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Capstead Mortgage Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

January 29, 2020 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2020--

Capstead Mortgage Corporation (“Capstead” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CMO) today announced financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Summary

Fourth Quarter Earnings and Related Discussion

Capstead reported GAAP net income of $32.7 million or $0.29 per diluted common share for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, compared to net income of $3.2 million for a loss of $(0.02) per diluted common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. The Company reported core earnings of $19.1 million or $0.15 per diluted common share for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. This compares to core earnings of $14.8 million or $0.11 per diluted common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release for more information.

Portfolio yields averaged 2.67% during the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of nine basis points from 2.76% reported for the third quarter. Yields declined primarily due to declining coupon interest rates on loans underlying the Company’s portfolio of agency-guaranteed residential ARM securities. Mortgage prepayments decreased modestly during the quarter to an average annualized constant prepayment rate, or CPR, of 29.39%, compared to 30.18% CPR in the prior quarter. Outstanding portfolio balances of $11.22 billion at year-end were little changed from September 30, 2019 balances. Average portfolio balances were $235 million lower quarter over quarter due to the timing of acquisitions relative to portfolio run off. Portfolio leverage was relatively unchanged at 8.77 to one at December 31, 2019 from 8.80 to one at September 30, 2019.

Rates on Capstead’s $10.28 billion in secured borrowings, after adjusting for hedging activities, averaged 34 basis points lower at 1.97% during the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to 2.31% for the prior quarter. Borrowing rates before hedging activities averaged 2.10% during the fourth quarter, a decline of 42 basis points over the prior quarter in large part due to the Federal Reserve’s actions at its July, September and October meetings to reduce the Fed Funds rate by a total of 75 basis points.

Fixed rates on the Company’s $7.40 billion notional amount of secured borrowings-related interest rate swaps averaged 23 basis points lower at 1.91% during the fourth quarter of 2019, primarily as a result of efforts to reduce hedging costs by replacing higher rate swaps with new swaps at lower prevailing rates. At December 31, 2019, fixed rates on these swaps averaged 1.77%, a 27 basis point decline from rates in effect on September 30, 2019.

The following table illustrates the progression of Capstead’s portfolio of residential mortgage investments for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

Quarter Ended

December 31, 2019

 

Year Ended

December 31, 2019

Residential mortgage investments, beginning of period

 

$

11,235,803

 

 

$

11,965,381

 

Portfolio acquisitions (principal amount)

 

 

989,691

 

 

 

3,239,372

 

Investment premiums on acquisitions

 

 

20,336

 

 

 

76,788

 

Portfolio runoff (principal amount)

 

 

(988,295

)

 

 

(3,752,774

)

Sales of investments (basis)

 

 

 

 

(305,356

)

Investment premium amortization

 

 

(18,532

)

 

 

(73,742

)

(Decrease) increase in net unrealized gains on securities

classified as available-for-sale

 

 

(16,821

)

 

 

72,513

 

Residential mortgage investments, end of period

 

$

11,222,182

 

 

$

11,222,182

 

Decrease in residential mortgage investments

during the indicated periods

 

$

(13,621

)

 

$

(743,199

)

Capstead operates a highly efficient, internally-managed investment platform, particularly compared to other mortgage REITs and has a competitive cost structure relative to a wide variety of high yielding investment vehicles. Operating costs expressed as an annualized percentage of long-term investment capital averaged 1.07% for the fourth quarter of 2019 and 1.10% for the year ended December 31, 2019. As an annualized percentage of total assets, operating costs averaged 0.11% during these periods.

Book Value per Common Share

Book value per share as of December 31, 2019 was $8.62, an increase of $0.02 or 0.2% from the September 30, 2019 book value of $8.60, primarily reflecting $0.19 in derivative-related increases in value, partially offset by $0.18 in portfolio-related declines in unrealized gains. Capstead’s investment strategy attempts to mitigate risks to book value by focusing on investments in agency-guaranteed residential mortgage pass-through securities, which are considered to have little, if any, credit risk and are collateralized by ARM loans with interest rates that reset periodically to more current levels.

Management Remarks

Commenting on current operating and market conditions, Phillip A. Reinsch, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In December we announced a 25% dividend increase to $0.15 per common share, equal to our core earnings for the fourth quarter. This follows a 50% dividend increase announced in June. For the year we paid dividends of $0.47 per common share on core earnings of $0.50 per share.

“Much of the improvement in our core earnings in the fourth quarter and for all of 2019 is attributable to lower funding costs as a result of the Federal Reserve’s actions to reduce the Fed Funds rate and actions we took to lower fixed pay rates on swaps held for hedging purposes in response to significantly lower market interest rates. Core earnings also benefited from acquisitions of agency-guaranteed ARM securities at attractive levels. Hampering earnings throughout much of the year was an increase in market volatility that contributed to sharply lower longer-term rates, putting upward pressure on mortgage prepayment rates and negatively affecting mortgage security pricing relative to swap valuations. Additionally, rate pressures in short-term funding markets resulted in elevated borrowing rates relative to declines in the Fed Funds rate and other short-term rates. In response, we took a measured approach to deploying capital during the latter half of the year, with leverage declining in the third quarter and into the fourth quarter before ending the year relatively unchanged from September 30 levels. Future changes in leverage will depend on market conditions.

“Looking forward, we are encouraged by cycle-low unhedged borrowing rates presently available in the funding markets and the continued attractiveness of investment returns. Together with average fixed pay rates on our secured borrowings-related swaps now at or near 30-day borrowing rates, we anticipate showing further improvement in our financing spreads and net interest margins leading to higher earnings in the coming quarters.

“For the last 20 years, Capstead has operated as a cost-effective, internally managed REIT that invests in a leveraged portfolio of relatively short duration agency-guaranteed residential ARM securities with the goal of generating attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long-term. For investors seeking risk-adjusted levered returns with a comparably higher degree of safety from interest rate and credit risk, we believe Capstead represents a reasonably compelling opportunity that is difficult to find elsewhere in the markets.”

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Management believes the presentation of core earnings and core earnings per common share, both non-GAAP financial measures, when analyzed in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP operating results, allows investors to more effectively evaluate the Company’s performance and compare its performance to that of its peers. Prior to March 2019, the Company designated its secured borrowings-related swaps as hedges for GAAP accounting purposes, whereby changes in the swaps’ fair values were recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (“AOCI”). Beginning in March 2019, for GAAP accounting purposes, related changes in the fair value of these derivatives are recorded in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations. Also, for GAAP accounting purposes, related net unrealized gains recorded in AOCI through February 28, 2019 are being recognized as a component of interest expense in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations over the remaining life of these swaps.

Management also believes that presenting financing spreads on residential mortgage investments, a non-GAAP financial measure, provides important information for evaluating the performance of the Company’s portfolio as opposed to total financing spreads because the non-GAAP measure speaks specifically to the performance of the Company’s investment portfolio. See the “Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures” section of this release.

Earnings Conference Call Details

An earnings conference call and live audio webcast will be hosted Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The conference call may be accessed by dialing toll free (877) 505-6547 in the U.S., (855) 669-9657 for Canada, or (412) 902-6660 for international callers. A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.capstead.com and an archive of the webcast will be available up to the date of our next earnings press release. An audio replay can be accessed one hour after the end of the conference call, also up to the date of our next earnings press release, by dialing toll free (877) 344-7529 in the U.S., (855) 669-9658 for Canada, or (412) 317-0088 for international callers and entering conference number 10138407.

About Capstead

Capstead is a self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. The Company earns income from investing in a leveraged portfolio of residential adjustable-rate mortgage pass-through securities, referred to as ARM securities, issued and guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises, either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, or by an agency of the federal government, Ginnie Mae.

Statement Concerning Forward-looking Statements

This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will be,” “will likely continue,” “will likely result,” or words or phrases of similar meaning. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including without limitation, fluctuations in interest rates, the availability of suitable qualifying investments, changes in mortgage prepayments, the availability and terms of financing, changes in market conditions as a result of federal corporate and individual tax law changes, changes in legislation or regulation affecting the mortgage and banking industries or Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Ginnie Mae securities, the availability of new investment capital, the liquidity of secondary markets and funding markets, our ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT for U.S. federal tax purposes, our ability to maintain our exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and other changes in general economic conditions. These and other applicable uncertainties, factors and risks are described more fully in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement is made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Accordingly, readers of this document are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein.

 

CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except ratios, pledged and per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage investments ($10.83 and $11.57 billion pledged at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively)

 

$

11,222,182

 

 

$

11,965,381

 

Cash collateral receivable from derivative counterparties

 

 

65,477

 

 

 

31,797

 

Derivatives at fair value

 

 

1,471

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

105,397

 

 

 

60,289

 

Receivables and other assets

 

 

125,474

 

 

 

129,058

 

 

 

$

11,520,001

 

 

$

12,186,525

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secured borrowings

 

$

10,275,413

 

 

$

10,979,362

 

Derivatives at fair value

 

 

29,156

 

 

 

17,834

 

Unsecured borrowings

 

 

98,392

 

 

 

98,292

 

Common stock dividend payable

 

 

14,605

 

 

 

7,132

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

28,702

 

 

 

24,842

 

 

 

 

10,446,268

 

 

 

11,127,462

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock - $0.10 par value; 100,000 shares authorized:

7.50% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, Series E, 10,329 shares issued and outstanding ($258,226 aggregate liquidation preference) at December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

 

250,946

 

 

 

250,946

 

Common stock - $0.01 par value; 250,000 shares authorized:

94,606 and 85,277 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively

 

 

946

 

 

 

853

 

Paid-in capital

 

 

1,252,481

 

 

 

1,174,880

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(444,039

)

 

 

(346,570

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

13,399

 

 

 

(21,046

)

 

 

 

1,073,733

 

 

 

1,059,063

 

 

 

$

11,520,001

 

 

$

12,186,525

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term investment capital(consists of stockholders’ equity and unsecured borrowings) (unaudited)

 

$

1,172,125

 

 

$

1,157,355

 

Portfolio leverage(secured borrowings divided by long-term investment capital) (unaudited)

 

8.77:1

 

 

9.49:1

 

Book value per common share(based on shares of common stock outstanding and calculated assuming liquidation preferences for preferred stock) (unaudited)

 

$

8.62

 

 

$

9.39

 

CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

December 31

 

Year Ended

December 31

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Interest income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage investments

 

$

73,617

 

 

$

72,902

 

 

$

320,217

 

 

$

274,891

 

Other

 

 

666

 

 

 

626

 

 

 

2,753

 

 

 

1,689

 

 

 

 

74,283

 

 

 

73,528

 

 

 

322,970

 

 

 

276,580

 

Interest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secured borrowings

 

 

(51,688

)

 

 

(59,321

)

 

 

(246,212

)

 

 

(206,976

)

Unsecured borrowings

 

 

(1,910

)

 

 

(1,910

)

 

 

(7,611

)

 

 

(7,611

)

 

 

 

(53,598

)

 

 

(61,231

)

 

 

(253,823

)

 

 

(214,587

)

 

 

 

20,685

 

 

 

12,297

 

 

 

69,147

 

 

 

61,993

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) on derivative instruments (net)

 

 

15,142

 

 

 

 

 

 

(90,578

)

 

 

 

Loss on sale of investments (net)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,365

)

 

 

 

Compensation-related expense

 

 

(2,050

)

 

 

(2,238

)

 

 

(8,197

)

 

 

(7,759

)

Other general and administrative expense

 

 

(1,105

)

 

 

(1,207

)

 

 

(4,494

)

 

 

(4,527

)

Miscellaneous other revenue

 

 

 

 

 

132

 

 

 

149

 

 

 

365

 

 

 

 

11,987

 

 

 

(3,313

)

 

 

(104,485

)

 

 

(11,921

)

Net income (loss)

 

 

32,672

 

 

 

8,984

 

 

 

(35,338

)

 

 

50,072

 

Less preferred stock dividends

 

 

(4,842

)

 

 

(4,842

)

 

 

(19,368

)

 

 

(19,368

)

Net income (loss) to common stockholders:

 

$

27,830

 

 

$

4,142

 

 

$

(54,706

)

 

$

30,704

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.05

 

 

$

(0.62

)

 

$

0.34

 

Diluted

 

 

0.29

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

(0.62

)

 

 

0.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares

outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

93,991

 

 

 

87,884

 

 

 

88,722

 

 

 

91,114

 

Diluted

 

 

94,293

 

 

 

88,006

 

 

 

88,722

 

 

 

91,230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common

 

$

0.15

 

 

$

0.08

 

 

$

0.47

 

 

$

0.49

 

Series E preferred

 

 

0.47

 

 

 

0.47

 

 

 

1.88

 

 

 

1.88

 

 

CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION

QUARTERLY STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND SELECT OPERATING STATISTICS

(in thousands, except per share amounts, percentages annualized, unaudited)

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

Q4

 

Q3

 

Q2

 

Q1

 

Q4

Quarterly Statements of Operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage investments

 

$

73,617

 

 

$

77,693

 

 

$

85,100

 

 

$

83,807

 

 

$

72,902

 

Other

 

 

666

 

 

 

1,065

 

 

 

600

 

 

 

422

 

 

 

626

 

 

 

 

74,283

 

 

 

78,758

 

 

 

85,700

 

 

 

84,229

 

 

 

73,528

 

Interest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secured borrowings

 

 

(51,688

)

 

 

(62,800

)

 

 

(67,945

)

 

 

(63,779

)

 

 

(59,321

)

Unsecured borrowings

 

 

(1,910

)

 

 

(1,910

)

 

 

(1,900

)

 

 

(1,891

)

 

 

(1,910

)

 

 

 

(53,598

)

 

 

(64,710

)

 

 

(69,845

)

 

 

(65,670

)

 

 

(61,231

)

 

 

 

20,685

 

 

 

14,048

 

 

 

15,855

 

 

 

18,559

 

 

 

12,297

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) on derivative instruments (net)

 

 

15,142

 

 

 

(9,221

)

 

 

(74,842

)

 

 

(21,657

)

 

 

 

Loss on sale of investments (net)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,365

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation-related expense

 

 

(2,050

)

 

 

(566

)

 

 

(1,972

)

 

 

(3,609

)

 

 

(2,238

)

Other general and administrative expense

 

 

(1,105

)

 

 

(1,123

)

 

 

(1,138

)

 

 

(1,128

)

 

 

(1,207

)

Miscellaneous other revenue

 

 

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

132

 

 

 

 

11,987

 

 

 

(10,852

)

 

 

(79,315

)

 

 

(26,305

)

 

 

(3,313

)

Net income (loss)

 

$

32,672

 

 

$

3,196

 

 

$

(63,460

)

 

$

(7,746

)

 

$

8,984

 

Net income (loss) per diluted common share

 

$

0.29

 

 

$

(0.02

)

 

$

(0.80

)

 

$

(0.15

)

 

$

0.05

 

Average diluted common shares outstanding

 

 

94,293

 

 

 

90,945

 

 

 

84,934

 

 

 

84,894

 

 

 

88,006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core earnings

 

$

19,109

 

 

$

14,798

 

 

$

14,780

 

 

$

15,471

 

 

$

8,984

 

Core earnings per diluted common share

 

 

0.15

 

 

 

0.11

 

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Operating and Performance Statistics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common dividends declared per share

 

 

0.15

 

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

0.08

 

 

 

0.08

 

Book value per common share

 

 

8.62

 

 

 

8.60

 

 

 

8.93

 

 

 

9.43

 

 

 

9.39

 

Average portfolio outstanding (cost basis)

 

 

11,032,252

 

 

 

11,266,776

 

 

 

12,065,084

 

 

 

12,169,106

 

 

 

12,442,410

 

Average secured borrowings

 

 

10,195,180

 

 

 

10,481,080

 

 

 

11,193,335

 

 

 

11,156,608

 

 

 

11,439,646

 

Average long-term investment capital (“LTIC”)

 

 

1,172,897

 

 

 

1,146,916

 

 

 

1,149,388

 

 

 

1,161,815

 

 

 

1,188,553

 

Constant prepayment rate (“CPR”)

 

 

29.39

%

 

 

30.18

%

 

 

26.29

%

 

 

20.62

%

 

 

22.37

%

Total financing spreads

 

 

0.57

 

 

 

0.31

 

 

 

0.34

 

 

 

0.42

 

 

 

0.22

 

Yields on residential mortgage investments

 

 

2.67

 

 

 

2.76

 

 

 

2.82

 

 

 

2.75

 

 

 

2.34

 

Secured borrowing rates (a)

 

 

1.97

 

 

 

2.31

 

 

 

2.35

 

 

 

2.23

 

 

 

2.07

 

Financing spreads on residential mortgage investments

 

 

0.70

 

 

 

0.45

 

 

 

0.47

 

 

 

0.52

 

 

 

0.27

 

Operating costs as a percentage of LTIC (b)

 

 

1.07

 

 

 

0.58

 

 

 

1.09

 

 

 

1.32

 

 

 

1.15

 

Quarterly economic return (change in book value plus dividends)

 

 

1.98

 

 

 

(2.35

)

 

 

(4.03

)

 

 

1.28

 

 

 

(0.11

)

Return on common equity capital (c)

 

 

6.89

 

 

 

4.95

 

 

 

4.98

 

 

 

5.33

 

 

 

1.96

 

(a)

Secured borrowing rates exclude the effects of amortization of the net unrealized gains (losses) included in AOCI on de-designated derivative instruments and include net interest cash flows on non-designated derivative instruments to better compare the components of financing spreads on residential mortgage investments. See “Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures” for details on the impact of non-designated derivative instruments.

 

(b)

First quarter 2019 excludes the effects of adjustments to 2018 incentive compensation accruals totaling $(949,000) due to the Company’s 2018 outperformance relative to its peers.

 

(c)

Calculated using core earnings less preferred dividends on an annualized basis over average common equity for the period.

 

CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(in thousands, percentages annualized, unaudited)

The Company defines core earnings as GAAP net income (loss) excluding (a) unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, (b) realized loss (gain) on termination of derivative instruments, (c) amortization of unrealized (gain) loss of derivative instruments held at the time of de-designation (March 1, 2019) and (d) realized loss (gain) on securities. The following reconciles GAAP net (loss) income and net (loss) income per diluted common share to core earnings and core earnings per common share:

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

Q4

 

Q3

 

Q2

 

Q1

 

Q4

 

 

Amount

Per Share

 

Amount

Per Share

 

Amount

Per Share

 

Amount

Per Share

 

Amount

 

Per Share

Net income (loss)

 

$

32,672

 

$

0.29

 

 

$

3,196

 

$

(0.02

)

 

$

(63,460

)

$

(0.80

)

 

$

(7,746

)

$

(0.15

)

 

$

8,984

 

$

0.05

 

Unrealized (gain) loss on non-designated derivative instruments

 

 

(51,017

)

 

(0.54

)

 

 

(16,952

)

 

(0.19

)

 

 

59,388

 

 

0.70

 

 

 

26,237

 

 

0.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized loss on termination of non-designated derivative instruments

 

 

39,312

 

 

0.42

 

 

 

31,673

 

 

0.35

 

 

 

24,202

 

 

0.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of unrealized gain, net of unrealized losses on de-designated derivative instruments

 

 

(1,858

)

 

(0.02

)

 

 

(3,119

)

 

(0.03

)

 

 

(6,715

)

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(3,020

)

 

(0.04

)

 

 

 

 

 

Realized loss on sale of investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,365

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core earnings

 

$

19,109

 

$

0.15

 

 

$

14,798

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

14,780

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

15,471

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

8,984

 

$

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following reconciles total financing spreads to financing spreads on residential mortgage investments:

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

Q4

 

Q3

 

Q2

 

Q1

 

Q4

Total financing spreads

 

 

0.57

%

 

 

0.31

%

 

 

0.34

%

 

 

0.42

%

 

 

0.22

%

Impact of yields on other interest-earning assets*

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact of borrowing rates on other interest-paying liabilities*

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.05

 

Impact of amortization of unrealized gain, net of unrealized losses on de-designated derivative instruments

 

 

(0.07

)

 

 

(0.12

)

 

 

(0.24

)

 

 

(0.11

)

 

 

 

Impact of net cash flows received on non-designated derivative instruments

 

 

0.14

 

 

 

0.21

 

 

 

0.31

 

 

 

0.16

 

 

 

 

Financing spreads on residential mortgage investments

 

 

0.70

 

 

 

0.45

 

 

 

0.47

 

 

 

0.52

 

 

 

0.27

 

* Other interest-earning assets consist of overnight investments and cash collateral receivable from interest rate swap counterparties. Other interest-paying liabilities consist of unsecured borrowings and, at times, may consist of cash collateral payable to interest rate swap counterparties.

 

CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION

FAIR VALUE AND SWAP MATURITY DISCLOSURES

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

 

Unpaid

Principal

Balance

 

Investment Premiums

 

Basis or

Notional

Amount

 

Fair

Value

 

Unrealized Gains

(Losses)

Unrealized Gains

(Losses)

Residential mortgage investments

classified as available-for-sale:(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current-reset ARMs

 

$

4,036,944

 

 

$

142,939

 

 

$

4,179,883

 

 

$

4,213,456

 

 

$

33,573

 

$

48,091

 

Longer-to-reset ARMs

 

 

4,591,712

 

 

 

119,354

 

 

 

4,711,066

 

 

 

4,718,333

 

 

 

7,267

 

 

(66,326

)

Ginnie Mae securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current-reset ARMs

 

 

1,020,803

 

 

 

36,758

 

 

 

1,057,561

 

 

 

1,060,260

 

 

 

2,699

 

 

4,433

 

Longer-to-reset ARMs

 

 

1,193,644

 

 

 

33,126

 

 

 

1,226,770

 

 

 

1,228,498

 

 

 

1,728

 

 

(13,444

)

 

 

$

10,843,103

 

 

$

332,177

 

 

$

11,175,280

 

 

$

11,220,547

 

 

$

45,267

 

$

(27,246

)

Derivative instruments:(b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swap agreements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secured borrowings-related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

7,400,000

 

 

$

(6,383

)

 

$

(2,712

)

$

24,033

 

Unsecured borrowings-related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100,000

 

 

 

(29,156

)

 

 

(29,156

)

 

(17,834

)

Eurodollar futures contracts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500,000

 

 

 

738

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Unrealized gains and losses on residential mortgage securities classified as available-for-sale are recorded as a component of AOCI. Residential mortgage securities classified as held-to-maturity with a cost basis of $998,000 and unsecuritized investments in residential mortgage loans with a cost basis of $637,000 are not subject to fair value accounting and therefore have been excluded from this analysis. Capstead segregates its residential ARM securities based on the average length of time until the loans underlying each security reset to more current rates.

 

(b)

Unrealized Gains (Losses) are amounts included in AOCI related to these positions as of the indicated dates. The following reflects Capstead’s secured borrowings-related swap positions, sorted by quarter of swap contract expiration. Average fixed rates reflect related fixed-rate payment requirements.

 

Period of Contract Expiration

 

Swap Notional

Amounts

 

Average

Fixed Rates

First quarter 2020

 

$

600,000

 

 

 

2.07%

Second quarter 2020

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

2.56

Third quarter 2020

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

1.64

Fourth quarter 2020

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

2.04

Second quarter 2021

 

 

800,000

 

 

 

1.95

Third quarter 2021

 

 

1,700,000

 

 

 

1.60

Fourth quarter 2021

 

 

2,400,000

 

 

 

1.60

Second quarter 2022

 

 

800,000

 

 

 

2.25

Fourth quarter 2022

 

 

500,000

 

 

 

1.39

 

 

$

7,400,000

 

 

 

 

Eurodollar futures contracts currently represent a series of quarterly $500 million notional amount contracts extending to June 2020.

After consideration of secured borrowings-related derivative instruments, Capstead’s residential mortgage investments and related secured borrowings had durations as of December 31, 2019 of approximately 15 months and 14¼ months, respectively, for a net duration gap of approximately ¾ months. Duration is a measure of market price sensitivity to changes in interest rates. A shorter duration generally indicates less interest rate risk.

 

CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION

RESIDENTIAL ARM SECURITIES PORTFOLIO STATISTICS

(as of December 31, 2019)

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

ARM Type

 

Amortized

Cost Basis (a)

 

Net

WAC (b)

 

Fully

Indexed

WAC (b)

 

Average

Net

Margins (b)

 

Average

Periodic

Caps (b)

 

Average

Lifetime

Caps (b)

 

Months

To

Roll (c)

Current-reset ARMs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fannie Mae Agency Securities

 

$

2,834,919

 

 

 

3.85

%

 

 

3.61

%

 

 

1.67

%

 

 

2.70

%

 

 

5.35

%

 

 

6.3

 

Freddie Mac Agency Securities

 

 

1,344,964

 

 

 

3.89

 

 

 

3.70

 

 

 

1.75

 

 

 

2.08

 

 

 

5.04

 

 

 

7.4

 

Ginnie Mae Agency Securities

 

 

1,057,561

 

 

 

3.59

 

 

 

3.10

 

 

 

1.51

 

 

 

1.04

 

 

 

4.69

 

 

 

7.0

 

Residential mortgage loans

 

 

530

 

 

 

4.15

 

 

 

4.69

 

 

 

2.09

 

 

 

1.72

 

 

 

11.24

 

 

 

6.3

 

(47% of total)

 

 

5,237,974

 

 

 

3.81

 

 

 

3.53

 

 

 

1.66

 

 

 

2.21

 

 

 

5.14

 

 

 

6.7

 

Longer-to-reset ARMs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fannie Mae Agency Securities

 

 

3,045,809

 

 

 

3.08

 

 

 

3.56

 

 

 

1.60

 

 

 

3.72

 

 

 

5.00

 

 

 

46.3

 

Freddie Mac Agency Securities

 

 

1,665,257

 

 

 

3.09

 

 

 

3.64

 

 

 

1.67

 

 

 

3.99

 

 

 

5.04

 

 

 

52.4

 

Ginnie Mae Agency Securities

 

 

1,226,770

 

 

 

3.49

 

 

 

3.09

 

 

 

1.50

 

 

 

1.01

 

 

 

5.01

 

 

 

43.6

 

(53% of total)

 

 

5,937,836

 

 

 

3.16

 

 

 

3.48

 

 

 

1.60

 

 

 

3.24

 

 

 

5.01

 

 

 

47.5

 

 

 

$

11,175,810

 

 

 

3.46

 

 

 

3.51

 

 

 

1.63

 

 

 

2.76

 

 

 

5.07

 

 

 

28.5

 

Gross WAC (rate paid by borrowers) (d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Amortized cost basis represents the Company’s investment (unpaid principal balance plus unamortized investment premiums) before unrealized gains and losses. At December 31, 2019, the ratio of amortized cost basis to unpaid principal balance for the Company’s ARM holdings was 103.06. This table excludes $1.1 million in fixed-rate agency-guaranteed mortgage pass-through securities, residential mortgage loans and private residential mortgage pass-through securities held as collateral for structured financings.

 

(b)

Net WAC, or weighted average coupon, is the weighted average interest rate of the mortgage loans underlying the indicated investments, net of servicing and other fees as of the indicated date. Net WAC is expressed as a percentage calculated on an annualized basis on the unpaid principal balances of the mortgage loans underlying these investments. As such, it is similar to the cash yield on the portfolio which is calculated using amortized cost basis. Fully indexed WAC represents the weighted average coupon upon one or more resets using interest rate indexes and net margins as of the indicated date. Average net margins represent the weighted average levels over the underlying indices that the portfolio can adjust to upon reset, usually subject to initial, periodic and/or lifetime caps on the amount of such adjustments during any single interest rate adjustment period and over the contractual term of the underlying loans. ARM securities with initial fixed-rate periods of five years or longer typically have either 200 or 500 basis point initial caps with 200 basis point periodic caps. Additionally, certain ARM securities held by the Company are subject only to lifetime caps or are not subject to a cap. For presentation purposes, average periodic caps in the table above reflect initial caps until after an ARM security has reached its initial reset date and lifetime caps, less the current net WAC, for ARM securities subject only to lifetime caps. At quarter-end, 74% of current-reset ARMs were subject to periodic caps averaging 1.77%; 19% were subject to initial caps averaging 2.60%; 6% were subject to lifetime caps averaging 6.40%; and less than 1% were uncapped.

 

(c)

Capstead classifies its ARM securities based on the average length of time until the loans underlying each security reset to more current rates (“months-to-roll”) (less than 18 months for “current-reset” ARM securities, and 18 months or greater for “longer-to-reset” ARM securities). After consideration of any applicable initial fixed-rate periods, at December 31, 2019 approximately 92%, 4% and 3% of the Company’s ARM securities were backed by mortgage loans that reset annually, semi-annually and monthly, respectively, while approximately 1% reset every five years. Approximately 81% of the Company’s current-reset ARM securities have reached an initial coupon reset date.

 

(d)

Gross WAC is the weighted average interest rate of the mortgage loans underlying the indicated investments, including servicing and other fees paid by borrowers, as of the indicated balance sheet date.

 

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: REIT FINANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY

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