July 29, 2013 at 18:41 PM EDT
Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Non-GAAP core operating income of $1.12 per share (diluted) for the second quarter 2013(1)

ARLINGTON, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI) (the "Company") today reported non-GAAP core operating income of $18.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, or $1.12 per share (diluted).  A reconciliation of non-GAAP core operating income to GAAP net income appears at the end of this press release.  On a GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $3.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, or $0.19 per share (diluted), compared to net income of $3.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, or $0.23 per share (diluted), and net income of $2.1 million, or $0.22 per share (diluted), for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. 

As of June 30, 2013, the Company's mortgage-backed securities ("MBS") portfolio had a fair value of approximately $2.1 billion, consisting of $1.8 billion in agency-backed MBS and $328.9 million in private-label MBS.  On a mark-to-market basis, the estimated hedged cost of funds of the Eurodollar futures associated with the agency-backed MBS portfolio is 1.99% on a weighted average basis over 5 years starting in September 2013, with an average balance over that period of $978 million.  The Company also has $550 million in notional 10-year interest rate swap futures resulting in a combined hedged notional amount of approximately $1.5 billion.

Since June 30, 2013, the Company has reallocated capital to additional private-label MBS from agency-backed MBS, such that, as of July 29, 2013, the face value of the Company's private-label MBS portfolio was $525 million and the face value of the Company's agency-backed MBS portfolio was $1.5 billion.  Combined hedges on the Company's agency-backed MBS portfolio of $1.5 billion were unchanged at that date.

"We are encouraged that during the recent volatility in interest rates and interest rate sensitive securities, our hybrid portfolio structure comprised of substantially hedged agency-backed MBS and floating rate private-label MBS has performed well with book value flat and net interest income up $4.2 million for the quarter," said J. Rock Tonkel, Jr., the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer.  "Our hybrid portfolio is structured to generate attractive current returns plus growth, and this quarter's results again reflect that dynamic.  We continue to see compelling investments and are optimistic about our opportunity as the economy, monetary policy and markets normalize."

Second Quarter Highlights

Net interest income for the second quarter was $20.9 million, including non-cash accretion on private-label MBS of $0.5 million required under GAAP.  Net realized cash gains were $2.0 million during the quarter.  The three-month constant prepayment rate ("CPR") for the Company's agency-backed MBS as of June 30, 2013 was 8.24%.  The Company's debt to equity ratio at June 30, 2013 was approximately 3 to 1.

As of June 30, 2013, the Company's agency-backed MBS portfolio consisted of $1.7 billion in face value with a cost basis of $1.9 billion and a fair value of $1.8 billion.  As of June 30, 2013, all of the Company's agency-backed MBS were fixed-rate 30-year MBS specifically selected for their prepayment protections with a weighted average coupon of 4.08%, a weighted average cost of 108.0, a weighted average market price of 105.2, and had a weighted average cost of repo funding of 38 basis points. 

As of June 30, 2013, the Company's private-label MBS portfolio consisted of $512.0 million in face value with an amortized cost basis of $271.8 million and a fair value of $328.9 million.  The following table presents certain statistics of our private-label MBS portfolio as of or for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 (dollars in millions):


Total Private-

Label MBS



Fair market value

$328.9

Fair market value (as a % of face value)

64.2%

Quarterly cash yield (as a % of average fair market value, excluding GAAP non-cash accretion)

8.1%



Quarterly unlevered yield (GAAP, as a % of amortized cost)

10.7%

Quarterly unlevered cash yield (excluding GAAP non-cash accretion)

10.0%

Average cost (as a % of face value)

51.4%

Weighted average coupon

3.9%



Face value

$512.0

Amortized cost

$271.8

Purchase discount

$240.2



60+ days delinquent

18.9%

Credit enhancement

0.6%

Severity (3-month)

45.9%

Constant prepayment rate (3-month)

16.1%

 

Dividend

The Company's Board of Directors approved a $0.875 dividend for the second quarter of 2013.  The dividend will be paid on July 31, 2013 to shareholders of record on June 28, 2013.  This represented a 14% annualized dividend yield based on the Class A common stock closing price on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) of $25.86 on July 26, 2013. 

(1)     Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as consistently applied in the United States (GAAP), the Company has disclosed non-GAAP core operating income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 in this press release. This non-GAAP measurement is used by management to analyze and assess the Company's operating results and dividends. Management believes that this non-GAAP measurement assists investors in understanding the impact of these non-core items and non-cash expenses on the performance of the Company and provides additional clarity around the Company's forward earnings capacity and trend.

A limitation of utilizing this non-GAAP measure is that the GAAP accounting effects of these events do in fact reflect the underlying financial results of the Company's business and these effects should not be ignored in evaluating and analyzing the Company's financial results. Therefore, management believes net income on a GAAP basis and core operating income on a non-GAAP basis should be considered together.

In determining core operating income, the Company has excluded certain costs and the following non-cash expenses: (i) compensation costs associated with stock-based awards, (ii) accretion of MBS purchase discounts adjusted for principal repayments in excess of proportionate invested capital, (iii) unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on the trading MBS and hedge instruments, and (iv) other-than-temporary impairment charges.

The following table presents a reconciliation of the GAAP financial results to non-GAAP measurements for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 (dollars in thousands):

GAAP net income

$3,194

Adjustments


    Adjusted expenses(a)

2,371

    Stock compensation

442

    Net unrealized mark-to-market loss on trading MBS and

       hedge instruments                                                                        

12,584

    Other-than-temporary impairment charges

728

    Adjusted interest related to purchase discount accretion

(464)

       Non-GAAP core operating income

$18,855

Non-GAAP core operating income per share (diluted)

$1.12

 

(a)

Adjusted expenses represent certain professional fees, litigation recovery and income taxes that are not considered representative of routine activities of the Company.

 

(2)     Based on the annualized second quarter 2013 dividend and the Class A common stock closing price on the NYSE of $25.86 on July 26, 2013.

(3)     The Company's dividends are eligible for the 23.8% federal income tax rate on qualified dividend income, whereas dividends paid by a REIT are generally subject to the higher 43.4% tax rate on ordinary income.  To provide the same return after payment of federal income tax as the Company, a REIT would be required to pay dividends providing an 18% yield.

About the Company

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI) is a principal investment firm that invests in mortgage-related and other assets.  The Company is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  For more information, please visit www.arlingtonasset.com.

Statements concerning future performance, the completion of the senior notes offering, market conditions, cash returns and earnings, investment opportunities, core cash operating expenses, portfolio allocation, plans and steps to position the Company to realize value, statements on tax benefits, including net loss carry-forwards, and any other guidance on present or future periods, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of factors, risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations or current circumstances.  These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in interest rates, increased costs of borrowing, decreased interest spreads, changes in default rates, changes in the constant prepayment rate for the Company's MBS, changes in our operating efficiency, changes in the Company's returns, changes in the use of the Company's tax benefits, maintenance of the Company's low leverage posture, changes in the agency-backed MBS asset yield, changes in the Company's monetization of net operating loss carry-forwards, changes in the Company's ability to generate consistent cash earnings and dividends, preservation and utilization of our net operating loss and net capital loss carry-forwards, impacts of changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, actions taken by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury, availability of opportunities that meet or exceed our risk adjusted return expectations, ability and willingness to make future dividends, ability to generate sufficient cash through retained earnings to satisfy capital needs, changes in and the effects on the Company of mortgage prepayment speeds, ability to realize book value growth through reflation of private-label MBS, and general economic, political, regulatory and market conditions.  These and other material risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC from time to time, which are available from the Company and from the SEC, and you should read and understand these risks when evaluating any forward-looking statement.

Financial data follows

ARLINGTON ASSET INVESTMENT CORP.








CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS








(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

(Unaudited)

June 30,


June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012

INTEREST INCOME

$ 23,145


$ 16,031


$ 41,473


$ 29,394









INTEREST EXPENSE








Interest on short-term debt

1,814


994


3,303


1,686

Interest on long-term debt

406


123


521


248

Total interest expense

2,220


1,117


3,824


1,934

Net interest income

20,925


14,914


37,649


27,460









OTHER LOSS, NET








Investment loss, net

(11,253)


(8,677)


(24,782)


(5,869)

Other loss

(4)


(4)


(8)


(8)

Total other loss, net

(11,257)


(8,681)


(24,790)


(5,877)

Operating income before other expenses

9,668


6,233


12,859


21,583









OTHER EXPENSES








Compensation and benefits

2,643


2,101


4,992


4,061

Professional services

555


891


1,676


2,475

Business development

30


55


62


72

Occupancy and equipment

111


150


232


245

Communications

46


53


93


105

Other operating expenses

535


460


641


898

Total other expenses

3,920


3,710


7,696


7,856









Income before income taxes

5,748


2,523


5,163


13,727









Income tax provision (benefit)

2,554


379


(1,208)


821









Net income

$ 3,194


$ 2,144


$ 6,371


$ 12,906

















Basic earnings per share

$ 0.19


$ 0.22


$ 0.42


$ 1.47









Diluted earnings per share

$ 0.19


$ 0.22


$ 0.41


$ 1.47









Weighted average shares outstanding - basic (in thousands)

16,655


9,726


15,299


8,795

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted (in thousands)

16,832


9,733


15,470


8,803









 

ARLINGTON ASSET INVESTMENT CORP.




CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)




(Unaudited)












 ASSETS 

June 30, 2013


December 31, 2012





 Cash and cash equivalents 

$                             38,273


$                             35,837

 Receivables 




   Interest 

5,967


4,869

   Sold securities receivable 

27,192


26,773

   Other  

253


644

 Mortgage-backed securities, at fair value 




   Available-for-sale 

328,969


199,156

   Trading 

1,820,168


1,556,440

 Other investments 

2,125


2,347

 Derivative assets, at fair value 

49,827


-

 Deferred tax assets, net 

153,180


162,281

 Deposits 

32,596


85,652

 Prepaid expenses and other assets 

1,503


159

   Total assets 

$                        2,460,053


$                        2,074,158









 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 








 Liabilities: 




 Repurchase agreements 

$                        1,775,316


$                        1,497,191

 Interest payable 

811


582

 Accrued compensation and benefits 

2,593


1,542

 Dividend payable 

14,633


-

 Derivative liabilities, at fair value 

63,328


76,850

 Purchased securities payable 

8,363


-

 Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities 

14,417


17,837

 Long-term debt 

40,000


15,000

   Total liabilities 

1,919,461


1,609,002









 Equity: 




 Common stock 

166


132

 Additional paid-in capital 

1,725,880


1,638,061

 Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of taxes 

49,418


38,985

 Accumulated deficit 

(1,234,872)


(1,212,022)

   Total equity    

540,592


465,156





   Total liabilities and equity 

$                        2,460,053


$                        2,074,158









 Book Value per Share 

$                                32.44


$                                35.24





 Shares Outstanding (in thousands) 

16,666


13,198





 

SOURCE Arlington Asset Investment Corp.

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