AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. ("MITT," "we," the "Company," or "our") (NYSE: MITT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Q2 2021 PERFORMANCE AND HIGHLIGHTS
(a) As of June 30, 2021, total financing of $1.8 billion includes financing arrangements of $1.3 billion, collateralized by various asset types in our investment portfolio, and securitized debt of $0.5 billion, collateralized by Non-QM Loans and Re/Non-Performing Loans. As of March 31, 2021, total financing of $1.6 billion includes financing arrangements of $1.3 billion, collateralized by various asset types in our investment portfolio and securitized debt of $0.3 billion, collateralized by Re/Non-Performing Loans.
"We are pleased with the results we achieved during the quarter as we made significant progress in our transition to a company focused on residential mortgage origination and securitization," said David Roberts, Chief Executive Officer. "Adjusted book value increased approximately 3% from the first quarter driven by asset appreciation on our residential and commercial investments."
"During the quarter, we were active in purchasing $446 million of Non-QM Loans from various originators, as well as participating in two Non-QM securitizations, which is in line with our forward-looking strategy. Our mortgage affiliate Arc Home also continued to grow its Non-QM production, originating $376 million during the quarter," said T.J. Durkin, President. Mr. Durkin also added, "Additionally, we executed another preferred stock exchange offer and raised approximately $3.1 million through the issuance of 0.2 million shares of common stock."
Q2 2021 ACTIVITY
Investment and Financing Activity
(a) Common share and per share amounts in this release have been adjusted on a retrospective basis to reflect the reverse stock split.
The following summarizes the Company's investment portfolio as of June 30, 2021(4)(5):
(a) As of June 30, 2021, the table above includes fair value of $139.6 million of Residential Investments and $0.3 million of Agency RMBS that are included in the "Investments in debt and equity of affiliates" line item on our consolidated balance sheet. These Residential Investments include $77.7 million of Non-QM Loans, $44.0 million of Re/Non-Performing Loans, and $17.9 million of Land Related Financing.
Investment Portfolio Highlights
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS ACTIVITY
Commercial Portfolio Update
Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Update
NON-QM LOAN SNAPSHOT
(a) MITT's ownership of this equity method investees is approximately 44.6%.
RE/NON-PERFORMING LOAN SNAPSHOT
The below provides a summary of our Re/Non-Performing Loan portfolio:
ARC HOME UPDATE
(a) Represents loans yet to be funded whereby the borrower has entered into an interest rate lock agreement
MITT KEY STATISTICS
The below table provides a summary of our quarter to date 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.
(a) This balance primarily relates to the impact on book value as a result of the preferred stock exchange and usage of the ATM program that occurred during the quarter.
The Company announced today, July 30, 2021, that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has declared third quarter 2021 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 September 17, 2021 to preferred shareholders of record on August 31, 2021.
On June 15, 2021, the Board declared a first quarter dividend of $0.21 per share of common stock (on a post-reverse split basis) that was paid on July 30, 2021 to common stockholders of record as of June 30, 2021.
On May 17, 2021, 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 June 17, 2021 to preferred stockholders of record as of May 28, 2021.
The Company invites stockholders, prospective stockholders, and analysts to participate in MITT's second quarter earnings conference call on July 30, 2021 at 8:30 am Eastern Time. The stockholder call can be accessed by dialing 1 (888) 424-8151 (U.S. domestic) or 1 (847) 585-4422 (international). Please enter code number 7868 403.
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 Q2 2021 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 promptly following the conclusion of the call on July 31, 2021 through August 29, 2021. To access the replay, please go to https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg/ShowUUID=1B097C44-A52E-4202-A909-89E179AC9E6A&LangLocaleID=1033. The replay passcode is 50206642.
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ABOUT AG MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST, INC.
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a mortgage REIT that opportunistically invests in a diversified risk-adjusted portfolio of Credit Investments and Agency RMBS. The Company's Credit Investments include Residential Investments and Commercial Investments. 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. is a privately held limited partnership founded in November 1988. The firm currently manages approximately $44 billion with a primary focus on credit and real estate strategies. Angelo Gordon has over 570 employees, including more than 210 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.
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; our ability to continue executing on our strategic goals, including our ability to continue increasing the size of our investment portfolio and shifting into residential whole loans; our ability to prudently grow our Non-Agency loan portfolio by delivering origination partners attractive product offerings or otherwise; whether growth in the new origination Non-Agency mortgage space will occur as anticipated or at all; whether market, regulatory and structural changes will result in the market opportunities we expect or at all, and whether we will be able to capitalize on such opportunities in the manner we anticipate; our ability to exit legacy commercial assets on the terms and within the timeframe anticipated; our levels of leverage, including our levels of non-recourse financing; changes in our business and investment strategy; our ability to continue to increase 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; changes in the yield curve; the timing and amount of stock issuances pursuant to our ATM program or otherwise; 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; our ability to execute securitizations; our ability to achieve our forecasted returns on equity post-securitization; 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, Agency RMBS, and Commercial Investments; 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; 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, 2020, as such factors may be updated from time to time our period 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 June 30, 2021, unless otherwise indicated.
All per share amounts and common shares outstanding in this presentation have been adjusted on a retroactive basis to reflect the Company's 1-for-3 reverse stock split which became effective on July 22, 2021.
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. Our management team believes that this non-GAAP financial information, when considered with our GAAP financials, provides supplemental information useful for investors as it enables them to evaluate our current core performance using the same metrics that management uses to operate the business. 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.
(a) Amounts have been adjusted to reflect the one-for-three reverse stock split effected July 22, 2021.
(a) The three months ended June 30, 2020 include cumulative and undeclared dividends of $5.7 million on the Company's Preferred Stock as of June 30, 2020.
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 real estate securities, loans, 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 or disposition of our investments, (iii) accrued deal-related performance fees payable to Arc Home and 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, (vi) any foreign currency gain/(loss) relating to monetary assets and liabilities, (vii) income from discontinued operations, and (viii) any gains/(losses) associated with exchange transactions on our common and preferred stock. Items (i) through (viii) 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 or disposition 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. As defined, Core Earnings include the net interest income and other income earned on our investments on a yield adjusted basis, including TBA dollar roll income 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 June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020 is set forth below (in thousands, except per share data):
(a) For the three months ended June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020, $(1.5) million or $(0.10) per share and $(0.4) million or $(0.04) per share, respectively of realized and unrealized changes in the fair value of Arc Home's net mortgage servicing rights and corresponding derivatives net of taxes were excluded from Core Earnings per diluted share.
(1) As of June 30, 2021, book value is calculated using stockholders' equity less net proceeds of our cumulative redeemable preferred stock ($220.5 million) as the numerator. As of June 30, 2021, adjusted book value is calculated using stockholders' equity less the liquidation preference of our cumulative redeemable preferred stock ($228.0 million) as the numerator.
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