Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Reports Results for the 1st Quarter 2013

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Reports Results for the 1st Quarter 2013

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYS: NLY) today reported GAAP net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $870.3 million or $0.90 per average common share as compared to GAAP net income of $901.8 million or $0.92 per average common share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, and GAAP net income of $700.5 million or $0.70 per average common share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Without the effect of the unrealized gains or losses on interest rate swaps and Agency interest-only mortgage-backed securities and the net loss on extinguishment of the 4% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 (the "4% Convertible Notes"), net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $464.4 million or $0.47 per average common share as compared to $529.3 million or $0.54 per average common share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, and $465.1 million or $0.46 per average common share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.


Agency mortgage-backed securities, Agency debentures, and corporate debt are considered Investment Securities. During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the Company disposed of $17.2 billion of Investment Securities, resulting in a realized gain of $182.8 million. During the quarter ended March 31, 2012, the Company disposed of $5.3 billion of Investment Securities, resulting in a realized gain of $80.3 million. During the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the Company disposed of $13.2 billion of Investment Securities, resulting in a realized gain of $122.4 million.

Common dividends declared for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012 were $0.45, $0.55, and $0.45 per common share, respectively. The Company distributes dividends based on its current estimate of taxable earnings per common share, not GAAP earnings. Taxable and GAAP earnings will typically differ due to items such as non-taxable unrealized and realized gains and losses, differences in premium amortization and discount accretion, and non-deductible general and administrative expenses.

The annualized dividend yield on the Company's common stock for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, based on the March 31, 2013 closing price of $15.89, was 11.33%, as compared to 13.91% for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, and 12.82% for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.

On a GAAP basis, the Company produced an annualized return on average equity for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012 of 22.29%, 22.73% and 16.97%, respectively. Without the effect of the unrealized gains or losses on interest rate swaps and Agency interest-only mortgage-backed securities and the net loss on extinguishment of the 4% Convertible Notes, the Company provided an annualized return on average equity for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012, of 11.90%, 13.34% and 11.27%, respectively.

On April 17, 2013, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary CXS Acquisition Corporation ("CXS Acquisition"), accepted for purchase approximately 55.1 million shares of CreXus Investment Corp. ("CreXus"), at a purchase price of $13.05206 per share for an aggregate cost of approximately $718.7 million. The purchased shares increased Annaly's direct and indirect ownership to approximately 84.3% of CreXus' common stock. CXS Acquisition exercised its option to purchase, at a purchase price of $13.05206 per share, the number of newly-issued shares of CreXus common stock necessary for CXS Acquisition to own 90% of the outstanding CreXus shares. CXS Acquisition will be merged with and into CreXus in a transaction in which each share of CreXus common stock that was not tendered, except shares owned by the Company or CXS Acquisition, will be converted into the right to receive $13.05206, in cash, subject to any required withholding taxes. The Company intends to complete the merger with CreXus on May 23, 2013.

Wellington J. Denahan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Annaly, commented on the Company's results. "Even as we continue to operate in extraordinary times, our management team remains focused on prudent risk management and finding relative value in the markets. For us, this has meant a consistent approach to our portfolio construction and conservative balance sheet and hedging strategies. In addition, the CreXus transaction is a meaningful step in the evolution of the Company's capital allocation strategy, one that will enable us to take advantage of a broader spectrum of relative value investment opportunities on behalf of our shareholders."

For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the annualized yield on average interest-earning assets was 2.37% and the annualized cost of funds on average interest-bearing liabilities, including the net interest payments on interest rate swaps, was 1.46%, which resulted in an average interest rate spread of 0.91%. This was a 80 basis point decrease from the 1.71% annualized interest rate spread for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, and a 4 basis point decrease from the 0.95% average interest rate spread for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. At March 31, 2013, the weighted average yield on investment securities was 2.72% and the weighted average cost of funds on borrowings, including the net interest payments on interest rate swaps, was 1.51%, which resulted in an interest rate spread of 1.21%. Leverage at March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012 was 6.6:1, 5.8:1 and 6.5:1, respectively.

Fixed-rate Agency mortgage-backed securities and debentures comprised 92% of the Company's portfolio at March 31, 2013. Adjustable-rate Agency mortgage-backed securities and debentures comprised 8% of the Company's portfolio. At March 31, 2013, the Company had entered into interest rate swaps with a notional amount of $48.2 billion, or 46% of the Company's Agency mortgage-backed securities and debentures. Changes in the unrealized gains or losses on the interest rate swaps are reflected in the Company's consolidated statements of comprehensive income. The purpose of the interest rate swaps is to mitigate the risk of rising interest rates that affect the Company's cost of funds. Since the Company receives a floating rate on the notional amount of the swaps, the intended effect of the swaps is to lock in a spread relative to the cost of financing. As of March 31, 2013, the swap portfolio had a weighted average pay rate of 2.08%, a weighted average receive rate of 0.23% and weighted average years to maturity of 4.89 years. As of March 31, 2013, substantially all of the Company's Investment Securities were Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities and debentures.

The following table summarizes portfolio information for the Company:

   March 31, 2013  March 31, 2012  December 31, 2012
Leverage at period-end6.6:1  5.8:1  6.5:1
Fixed-rate Agency mortgage-backed securities and
debentures as a percentage of portfolio92%91%93%
Adjustable-rate Agency mortgage-backed securities and
debentures as a percentage of portfolio8%8%7%
Floating-rate Agency mortgage-backed securities and
debentures as a percentage of portfolio-1%-
Notional amount of interest rate swaps as a percentage of
Investment Securities46%40%40%
Annualized yield on average interest-earning assets during
the quarter2.37%3.23%2.45%
Annualized cost of funds on average interest-bearing
liabilities during the quarter1.46%1.52%1.50%
Annualized interest rate spread during the quarter0.91%1.71%0.95%
 
Weighted average yield on investment securities at
period-end2.72%3.21%2.75%
Weighted average cost of funds on interest-bearing liabilities at
period-end1.51%1.51%1.55%
Interest rate spread at period-end1.21%1.70%1.20%
Weighted average days to maturity on interest-bearing liabilities at
period-end202127197
Weighted average receive rate on interest rate swaps at period-end0.23%0.31%0.24%
Weighted average pay rate on interest rate swaps at period-end2.08%2.42%2.21%
 

The following table summarizes certain characteristics of the Company's interest rate swaps at March 31, 2013:

         
MaturityCurrent NotionalWeighted Average

Pay Rate

Weighted

Average Receive

Rate

Weighted Average Years to

Maturity

 
(dollars in thousands)
0 - 3 years$21,729,9502.08%0.22%2.14
3 - 6 years16,047,6001.60%0.24%3.96
6 - 10 years6,450,0002.47%0.25%7.58
Greater than 10 years3,995,250  3.39%  0.23%  19.27
Total / Weighted Average$48,222,800  2.08%  0.23%  4.89
 

The following table presents the maturities of repurchase agreements at March 31, 2013:

     
MaturityPrincipal Balance

Weighted

Average Rate

 
(dollars in thousands)
Within 30 days$33,115,6800.43%
30 to 59 days13,129,6660.44%
60 to 89 days8,705,5720.36%
90 to 119 days11,103,0230.47%

Over 120 days(1)

34,269,001  0.91%
Total$100,322,942  0.59%
 
    (1) Of the total repurchase agreements, approximately 11% have a remaining maturity over 1 year.

The Constant Prepayment Rate for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012 was 18%, 19% and 19%, respectively. The weighted average purchase price of the Company's Agency mortgage-backed securities and debentures at March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2012 was 103.9%, 102.9% and 103.8%, respectively. The net amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts on Agency mortgage-backed securities and debentures for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2012 was $421.1 million, $280.3 million, and $433.3 million, respectively. The total net premium and discount balance at March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012, was $5.4 billion, $3.8 billion, and $5.8 billion, respectively.

General and administrative expenses as a percentage of average assets was 0.16%, 0.24% and 0.12% for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012, respectively. At March 31, 2013, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2012, the Company had a common stock book value per share of $15.19, $16.18 and $15.85, respectively.

Annaly's principal business objective is to generate net income for distribution to its shareholders from its Investment Securities and from dividends it receives from its subsidiaries.

The Company prepares a supplement to provide additional quarterly information for the benefit of its shareholders. The supplement can be found at the Company's website in the Investor Relations section under "Quarterly Supplemental Information".

The Company will hold the 2013 first quarter earnings conference call on May 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The number to call is 888-317-6003 for domestic calls and 412-317-6061 for international calls. The conference passcode is 9513786. The replay number is 877-344-7529 for domestic calls and 412-317-0088 for international calls and the conference passcode is 10027890. The replay is available for 48 hours after the earnings call. There will be a web cast of the call on www.annaly.com. If you would like to be added to the e-mail distribution list, please visit www.annaly.com, click on Investor Relations, then select Email Alerts and complete the email notification form.

This news release and our public documents to which we refer contain or incorporate by reference certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control) may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms or the negative of those terms. Actual results could differ materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in interest rates, changes in the yield curve, changes in prepayment rates, the availability of mortgage-backed securities and other securities for purchase, the availability of financing and, if available, the terms of any financing, changes in the market value of our assets, changes in business conditions and the general economy, our ability to consummate any contemplated investment opportunities, our ability to integrate the commercial mortgage business, changes in government regulations affecting our business, our ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, our ability to maintain our exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and risks associated with the broker-dealer business of our subsidiary, and risks associated with the investment advisory business of our subsidiaries, including the removal by clients of assets they manage, their regulatory requirements and competition in the investment advisory business. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

       
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 

March 31,

2013

(Unaudited)

 

 

December 31,

2012(1)

 

September 30,

2012

(Unaudited)

 

June 30,

2012

(Unaudited)

 

March 31,

2012

(Unaudited)

ASSETS
 
Cash and cash equivalents$1,862,550$615,789$2,264,854$924,374$932,761
Reverse repurchase agreements4,933,4651,811,0951,612,3842,025,4712,540,601
Investments, at fair value:
U.S. Treasury Securities1,645,930752,0762,242,0391,998,3632,622,714
Securities borrowed2,688,4852,160,9421,602,6921,465,3271,122,453
Agency mortgage-backed securities108,256,671123,963,207129,597,714118,500,649110,291,712
Agency debentures3,970,2793,009,5682,935,5381,250,5061,499,127
Investments in affiliates267,547234,120224,899203,057225,818
Equity securities----4,470
Corporate debt, held for investment66,53963,94464,92860,63850,806
Receivable for investments sold1,292,478290,722470,2661,320,996454,278
Accrued interest and dividends receivable388,665419,259434,026420,390418,489
Receivable from Prime Broker--3,2723,2723,272
Receivable for advisory and service fees12,81717,73020,27120,74319,608
Intangible for customer relationships6,7316,9899,1469,71410,281
Goodwill55,41755,41755,41755,41755,417
Other derivative contracts, at fair value-9,8305593,717321
Other assets 54,282   41,607   38,595   41,937   29,412 
 
Total assets$125,501,856  $133,452,295  $141,576,600  $128,304,571  $120,281,540 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Liabilities:
U.S. Treasury Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value$611,167$495,437$1,418,750$1,884,922$2,577,905
Repurchase agreements100,322,942102,785,697101,033,14696,760,79791,720,865
Securities loaned, at fair value2,330,0601,808,3151,248,9681,113,107876,849
Payable for investments purchased3,203,4618,256,95716,107,0387,387,4105,708,412
Payable for share buyback program-141,149-- Read Full Story

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