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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x      Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2014

 

o         Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the transition period from         to        

 

Commission File Number:  001-35543

 

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

27-0298092

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification Number)

 

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

385 East Colorado Boulevard

Pasadena, California 91101

(Address of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

(626) 844-9400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (check one).

 

Large accelerated filer o

 

Accelerated filer x

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).  Yes o No x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practical date.

 

As of August 4, 2014, there were 41,718,467 shares, par value $0.01, of the registrant’s common stock issued and outstanding.

 

 

 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

Part I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

Financial Statements

2

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

40

 

 

 

ITEM 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

83

 

 

 

ITEM 4.

Controls and Procedures

89

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

Legal Proceedings

90

 

 

 

ITEM 1A.

Risk Factors

90

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

90

 

 

 

ITEM 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

90

 

 

 

ITEM 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

90

 

 

 

ITEM 5.

Other Information

90

 

 

 

ITEM 6.

Exhibits

91

 

 

 

Signatures

 

92

 



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Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(in thousands—except share and per share data)

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,047

 

$

48,525

 

Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, at fair value ($4,621,548 and $2,818,947 pledged as collateral, at fair value, respectively)

 

4,674,131

 

2,853,587

 

Linked transactions, net, at fair value

 

13,075

 

18,559

 

Investment related receivable ($1,716 and $0 pledged as collateral, at fair value, respectively)

 

67,822

 

341

 

Accrued interest receivable

 

26,705

 

12,266

 

Due from counterparties

 

135,259

 

55,434

 

Derivative assets, at fair value

 

68,430

 

105,826

 

Other assets

 

813

 

339

 

Total Assets

 

$

4,987,282

 

$

3,094,877

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings under repurchase agreements

 

$

4,111,248

 

$

2,579,067

 

Accrued interest payable

 

22,639

 

12,534

 

Investment related payables

 

56,977

 

 

Due to counterparties

 

19,436

 

65,861

 

Derivative liability, at fair value

 

105,570

 

4,673

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

1,637

 

1,353

 

Underwriting and offering costs payable

 

150

 

8

 

Payable to related party

 

2,758

 

1,842

 

Dividend payable

 

27,951

 

19,445

 

Total Liabilities

 

4,348,366

 

2,684,783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 41,718,467 and 26,853,287 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

417

 

268

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized and no shares outstanding

 

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

759,783

 

544,143

 

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

 

(121,284

)

(134,317

)

Total Stockholders’ Equity

 

638,916

 

410,094

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

$

4,987,282

 

$

3,094,877

 

 

See notes to unaudited financial statements.

 

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

Statement of Operations (Unaudited)

(in thousands—except share and per share data)

 

 

 

For the three
months ended
June 30, 2014

 

For the three
months ended
June 30, 2013, as
Revised

 

For the six
months ended
June 30, 2014

 

For the six
months ended
June 30, 2013,
as Revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Interest Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

$

44,604

 

$

32,742

 

$

68,034

 

$

66,492

 

Interest expense

 

5,971

 

4,522

 

9,361

 

9,703

 

Net Interest Income

 

38,633

 

28,220

 

58,673

 

56,789

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income on cash balances and other income (loss), net

 

24

 

12

 

12

 

45

 

Realized gain (loss) on sale of Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net

 

(11,278

)

(6,083

)

(7,562

)

(17,743

)

Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities

 

(2,999

)

(3,533

)

(4,708

)

(5,801

)

Unrealized gain (loss) on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net

 

114,117

 

(156,286

)

145,208

 

(211,045

)

Gain on linked transactions, net

 

688

 

3,909

 

2,907

 

4,505

 

Gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net

 

(66,677

)

109,474

 

(126,583

)

124,314

 

Other Income (Loss), net

 

33,875

 

(52,507

)

9,274

 

(105,725

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative (includes $479, $251, $1,067 and $537 non-cash stock based compensation, respectively)

 

2,375

 

1,541

 

4,450

 

3,278

 

Management fee – related party

 

2,559

 

1,826

 

4,364

 

3,939

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

4,934

 

3,367

 

8,814

 

7,217

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) available to Common Stock and participating securities

 

$

67,574

 

$

(27,654

)

$

59,133

 

$

(56,153

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per Common Share – Basic

 

$

1.68

 

$

(1.16

)

$

1.76

 

$

(2.34

)

Net income (loss) per Common Share – Diluted

 

$

1.68

 

$

(1.16

)

$

1.76

 

$

(2.34

)

Dividends Declared per Share of Common Stock

 

$

0.67

 

$

1.85

 

$

1.34

 

$

1.85

 

 

See notes to unaudited financial statements.

 

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Unaudited)

(in thousands—except shares and share data)

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Additional Paid-

 

Retained
Earnings
(Accumulated)

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

Par

 

In Capital

 

Deficit

 

Total

 

Balance at December 31, 2013

 

26,853,287

 

$

268

 

$

544,143

 

$

(134,317

)

$

410,094

 

Proceeds from public offering of common stock, net

 

14,000,000

 

140

 

205,240

 

 

205,380

 

Offering costs, public offerings of common stock

 

 

 

(386

)

 

(386

)

Proceeds from private placement of common stock

 

650,000

 

7

 

9,646

 

 

9,653

 

Grants of restricted stock

 

215,180

 

2

 

(2

)

 

 

Vesting of restricted stock

 

 

 

1,129

 

 

1,129

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

59,133

 

59,133

 

Dividends on common stock

 

 

 

13

 

(46,100

)

(46,087

)

Balance at June 30, 2014

 

41,718,467

 

$

417

 

$

759,783

 

$

(121,284

)

$

638,916

 

 

See notes to unaudited financial statements.

 

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(in thousands)

 

 

 

For the six months
ended June 30, 2014

 

For the six months
ended June 30, 2013

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

59,133

 

$

(56,153

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Premium amortization and (discount accretion), net

 

4,214

 

14,199

 

Restricted stock amortization expense

 

1,067

 

505

 

Unrealized (gain) loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net

 

(145,208

)

211,045

 

Mark-to-market adjustments on linked transactions

 

(590

)

(711

)

Mark-to-market adjustments on derivative instruments

 

132,126

 

(90,303

)

Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities

 

4,708

 

5,801

 

Realized loss on sale of Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net

 

7,562

 

17,743

 

Realized loss on sale of Interest-Only Strips accounted for as derivatives, net

 

1,144

 

99

 

Realized (gain) loss on sale of TBAs, net

 

(22,561

)

2,563

 

Realized (gain) loss on sale of swaptions, net

 

5,908

 

(1,038

)

Realized loss on futures

 

16,495

 

 

 

Realized loss on expiration of option derivatives, net

 

 

925

 

Realized gain on linked transaction, net

 

(1,290

)

(3,748

)

Realized gain on termination of swaps

 

 

(8,895

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase) decrease in accrued interest receivable

 

(14,439

)

2,253

 

Increase in other assets

 

(474

)

(406

)

Increase (decrease) in accrued interest payable

 

10,105

 

(674

)

Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

346

 

323

 

Increase in payable to related party

 

916

 

92

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

59,162

 

93,620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of Mortgage-backed securities and other securities

 

(3,490,944

)

(1,725,304

)

Purchase of securities underlying linked transactions

 

(25,141

)

(76,408

)

Proceeds from sale of Mortgage-backed securities and other securities

 

1,692,817

 

2,209,607

 

Proceeds from sale of securities underlying linked transactions

 

 

21,733

 

Principal payments and basis recovered on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities

 

137,908

 

156,970

 

Principal payments and basis recovered on securities underlying linked transactions

 

3,777

 

1,043

 

Payment of premium for option derivatives

 

 

(4,675

)

Premium received from option derivatives

 

 

3,750

 

Proceeds from gross settlement of TBAs

 

 

208,312

 

Net settlements of TBAs

 

22,561

 

(2,058

)

Proceeds from currency swaps

 

25,160

 

 

Payment on termination of futures

 

(16,495

)

 

Proceeds from sale of interest rate swaptions

 

 

16,325

 

Premium for interest rate swaptions, net

 

(323

)

(23,544

)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(1,650,680

)

785,751

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

205,380

 

 

Proceeds from private placement of common stock (concurrent with initial public offering)

 

9,653

 

 

Payment of offering costs

 

(244

)

(67

)

Proceeds from repurchase agreement borrowings

 

11,783,312

 

20,074,104

 

Proceeds from repurchase agreement borrowings underlying linked transactions

 

75,809

 

86,245

 

Repayments of repurchase agreement borrowings

 

(10,241,325

)

(20,907,205

)

Repayments of repurchase agreement borrowings underlying linked transactions

 

(124,714

)

(82,960

)

Repayment of cash overdraft

 

 

(5,666

)

Due from counterparties

 

(79,825

)

(80,267

)

Due to counterparties

 

(46,425

)

39,000

 

Dividends on common stock

 

(37,581

)

(50,131

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

1,544,040

 

(926,947

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(47,478

)

(47,576

)

Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period

 

48,525

 

56,292

 

Cash and cash equivalents end of period

 

$

1,047

 

$

8,716

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of operating cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

7,755

 

$

11,681

 

Interest rate swaps terminated, not settled

 

$

 

$

8,895

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing/investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Principal payments of mortgage-backed securities, not settled

 

$

(237

)

$

 

Mortgage-backed securities and other securities sold, not settled

 

$

35,615

 

$

3,465

 

Mortgage-backed securities and other securities purchased, not settled

 

$

(5,106

)

$

(22,167

)

Mortgage-backed securities recorded upon unlinking of linked transactions

 

$

(62,435

)

$

53,159

 

Mortgage-backed securities used to settle TBAs

 

$

 

$

208,817

 

Deferred offering costs payable

 

$

142

 

$

 

Repurchase agreements, not settled

 

$

(9,806

)

$

 

Repurchase agreements underlying linked transactions, not settled

 

$

15,198

 

$

 

Currency swaps, not settled

 

$

(25,160

)

$

 

Dividends and distributions declared, not paid

 

$

27,951

 

$

21,878

 

 

See notes to unaudited financial statements.

 

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation

Notes to Financial Statements (Unaudited)

(in thousands-except share and per share data)

 

The following defines certain of the commonly used terms in these Notes to Financial Statements: “Agency” or “Agencies” refer to a federally chartered corporation, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae” or “FNMA”) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac” or “FHLMC”), or an agency of the U.S. Government, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (“Ginnie Mae” or “GNMA”); references to “MBS” refer to mortgage backed securities, including residential mortgage-backed securities or “RMBS”, commercial mortgage-backed securities or “CMBS”, and “Interest-Only Strips” (as defined herein);”Agency MBS” refer to RMBS, CMBS and Interest-Only Strips issued or guaranteed by the Agencies while “ Non-Agency MBS “ refer to RMBS, CMBS and Interest-Only Strips that are not issued or guaranteed by the Agencies; references to “ARMs” refers to adjustable rate mortgages; references to “Interest-Only Strips” refer to interest-only (“IO”) and inverse interest-only (“IIO”) securities issued as part of or collateralized with MBS.

 

Note 1 — Organization

 

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (is referred to throughout this report as the “Company”) is a real estate finance company.  At the Company’s launch in May 2012, its initial investment strategy focused primarily on Agency RMBS (including TBAs as defined herein).  Over time, the Company has expanded its investment strategy to include both Non-Agency RMBS and subsequently, Agency and Non-Agency CMBS.  In addition, and to a significantly lesser extent, the Company has invested in other securities including certain Agency obligations that are not technically MBS and is currently evaluating investments in asset backed securities (“ABS”). The Company’s Manager, as defined below, is also actively pursuing investing in whole loans or whole loan securities as set forth in more detail herein.  These changes in the Company’s investment strategy, including future changes, are based on the Manager’s perspective of which mix of portfolio assets it believes provide the Company with the best risk-reward opportunities at any given time.

 

The Company is externally managed by Western Asset Management Company (“WAM”, or the “Manager”), an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  WAM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc.  The Company operates and has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust or “REIT” commencing with its taxable year ended December 31, 2012.

 

In light of the aforementioned developments and given the Manager’s current market outlook and investment view, while it can be expected that Agency RMBS will continue to be a significant part of the Company’s portfolio, Agency RMBS will not necessarily be our primary investment in the future.  Going forward, the Manager may vary the allocation among various asset classes subject to maintaining the Company’s qualification as a REIT under federal tax law and maintaining its exemption from the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”).  These restrictions limit the Company’s ability to invest in non-real estate assets and/or assets which are not secured by real estate.  Accordingly, the Company’s portfolio will continue to be principally invested in MBS and other real estate related assets.

 

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary have been made to present fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation S-X and the instructions to Form 10-Q. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 17, 2014. The results of operations for the period ended June 30, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year or any future period.

 

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The Company currently operates as one business segment.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly-liquid short term investments with original maturities of 90 days or less when purchased to be cash equivalents.  Cash and cash equivalents are exposed to concentrations of credit risk. The Company places its cash and cash equivalents with what it believes to be high credit quality institutions. At times such investments may be in excess of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance limit.

 

Classification of mortgage-backed securities and other securities and valuations of financial instruments

 

Mortgage-backed and other securities - Fair value election

 

The Company has elected the fair value option for all of its MBS and other securities at the date of purchase, which permits the Company to measure these securities at fair value with the change in fair value included as a component of earnings. In the Manager’s view, this election more appropriately reflects the results of the Company’s operations for a particular reporting period, as financial asset fair value changes are presented in a manner consistent with the presentation and timing of the fair value changes of economic hedging instruments.

 

Balance Sheet Presentation

 

The Company’s mortgage-backed securities and other securities purchases and sales are recorded on the trade date, which results in an investment related payable (receivable) for MBS and other securities purchased (sold) for which settlement has not taken place as of the balance sheet date. The Company’s MBS and other securities are pledged as collateral against borrowings under repurchase agreements.  Other than MBS and other securities which are accounted for as linked transactions, described below, the Company’s MBS and other securities are included in Mortgage-backed securities and other securities at fair value and Investment related receivables on the Balance Sheet, with the fair value of such MBS and other securities pledged disclosed parenthetically.

 

Valuation of financial instruments

 

The Company discloses the fair value of its financial instruments according to a fair value hierarchy (Levels I, II, and III, as defined below). In accordance with GAAP, the Company is required to provide enhanced disclosures regarding instruments in the Level III category (which require significant management judgment), including a separate reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for each major category of assets and liabilities.  GAAP establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands financial statement disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. GAAP further specifies a hierarchy of valuation techniques, which is based on whether the inputs into the valuation technique are observable or unobservable. The hierarchy is as follows:

 

Level I — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level II — Quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.

 

Level III — Prices are determined using significant unobservable inputs. In situations where quoted prices or observable inputs are unavailable, for example, when there is little or no market activity for an investment at the end of the period, unobservable inputs may be used.

 

The level in the fair value hierarchy within which a fair value measurement in its entirety falls is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.  Transfers between levels are determined by the Company at the end of the reporting period.

 

When available, the Company uses quoted market prices to determine the fair value of an asset or liability. If quoted market prices are not available, the Company consults with independent pricing services or obtains third party broker quotes. If independent pricing service, or third party broker quotes are not available, the Company determines the fair value of the securities using valuation techniques that use, when possible, current market-based or independently-sourced market parameters, such as interest rates and when applicable, estimates of prepayment and credit losses.

 

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Valuation techniques for MBS and other securities may be based upon models that consider the estimated cash flows of the security. When applicable, the primary inputs to the model include yields for Agency To-Be-Announced securities (also known as “TBAs”), Agency MBS, the U.S. Treasury market and floating rate indices such as the London interbank offered rate or LIBOR, the Constant Maturity Treasury rate and the prime rate as a benchmark yield.  In addition, the model may incorporate the current weighted average maturity and additional pool level information such as prepayment speeds, default frequencies and default severities, if applicable. To the extent such inputs are observable and timely, these securities are categorized as Level II of the fair value hierarchy; otherwise, unless alternative pricing information as described above is available, they are categorized as Level III.

 

While linked transactions, described below, are treated as derivatives for GAAP, the securities underlying the Company’s linked transactions are valued using similar techniques to those used for the Company’s securities portfolio. The value of the underlying security is then netted against the carrying amount (which approximates fair value) of the repurchase agreement at the valuation date. Additionally, TBA instruments are similar in substance to the Company’s Agency RMBS portfolio, and the Company therefore estimates fair value based on similar methods.

 

The Company determines the fair value of derivative financial instruments by obtaining quotes from a third party pricing service, whose pricing is subject to review by the Manager’s pricing committee. In valuing its interest rate derivatives, such as swaps and swaptions, and its currency derivatives, such as swaps and forwards, the Company considers the creditworthiness of both the Company and its counterparties, along with collateral provisions contained in each derivative agreement, from the perspective of both the Company and its counterparties. All of the Company’s interest rate swaps are either cleared through a central clearing house and subject to the clearing house margin requirements or subject to bilateral collateral arrangements. The Company’s agreements with its derivative counterparties also contain netting provisions; however the Company has elected to report the interest rate swaps and currency swaps on a gross basis.  No credit valuation adjustment was made in determining the fair value of interest rate and/or currency derivatives.

 

Fair value under GAAP represents an exit price in the normal course of business, not a forced liquidation price. If the Company is forced to sell assets in a short period to meet liquidity needs, the prices it receives can be substantially less than their recorded fair values. Furthermore, the analysis of whether it is more likely than not that the Company will not be required to sell securities in an unrealized loss position before recovery of its amortized cost basis, the amount of such expected required sales, and the projected identification of which securities will be sold is also subject to significant judgment, particularly in times of market illiquidity.

 

Any changes to the valuation methodology will be reviewed by the Company and its Manager to ensure the changes are appropriate. As markets and products develop and the pricing for certain products becomes more transparent, the Company will continue to refine its valuation methodologies.  The Company utilizes and follows the pricing methodology and fair value hierarchy employed by its Manager, including its review and challenge process.  The methods used by the Company may produce a fair value calculation that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values. Furthermore, while the Company anticipates that its valuation methods will be appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies, or assumptions, to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments can result in a different estimate of fair value at the reporting date. The Company uses inputs that are current as of the measurement date, which may include periods of market dislocation, during which price transparency may be reduced.

 

All valuations received from independent pricing services are non-binding.  The Company primarily utilizes an independent third party pricing service as the primary source for valuing the Company’s assets.

 

The Company generally receives one independent pricing service price for each investment in the Company’s portfolio. The Manager has established a process to review and validate the pricing received from the independent pricing service and has a process for challenging prices received from the independent pricing service when necessary.  The Company utilizes our Manager’s policies in this regard.  The Company’s and the Manager’s review of the independent third party pricing data may consist of a review of the daily change in the prices provided by the independent pricing vendor which exceed established tolerances or comparisons to executed transaction prices.  The Manager’s pricing group, which functions independently from its portfolio management personnel, corroborates the price differences or changes in price by comparing the vendor price to alternate sources including other independent pricing services or broker quotations.  If the price change or difference cannot be corroborated, the Manager’s pricing group consults with the portfolio management team for market color in reviewing such pricing data as warranted.  To the extent that the Manager has information, typically in the form of broker quotations that would indicate that a price received from the independent pricing service is outside of a tolerance range, our Manager generally challenges the independent pricing service price.

 

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To ensure proper fair value hierarchy, The Company and the Manager review the methodology and data used by the third party pricing service to understand whether observable market data is being utilized in the vendor’s pricing methodology.  Generally, this review is conducted annually, however ad-hoc reviews of the pricing methodology and the data does occur.  The review of the assumptive data received from the vendor includes comparing key inputs.  In addition, as part of the Company’s regular review of pricing, the Manager’s pricing group may have informal discussions with the independent pricing vendor regarding their evaluation methodology or the market data utilized in their determination. The conclusion that a price should be overridden in accordance with the Manager’s pricing methodology may impact the fair value hierarchy of the security for which such price has been adjusted.

 

Interest income recognition and Impairment

 

Agency MBS Non-Agency MBS and other securities, excluding Interest-Only Strips, rated AA and higher at the time of purchase

 

Interest income on mortgage-backed and other securities is accrued based on the respective outstanding principal balances and corresponding contractual terms. Premiums and discounts associated with Agency MBS, Non-Agency MBS and other securities, excluding Interest-Only Strips, rated AA and higher at the time of purchase, are amortized into interest income over the estimated life of such securities using the effective yield method. Adjustments to premium and discount amortization are made for actual prepayment activity.  The Company estimates prepayments at least quarterly for its securities and as a result, if prepayments increase (or are expected to increase), the Company will accelerate the rate of amortization on premiums or discounts and make a retrospective adjustment to historical amortization.  Alternatively, if prepayments decrease (or are expected to decrease) the Company will reduce the rate of amortization on the premiums or discounts and make a retrospective adjustment to historical amortization.

 

A change in the calculation used to determine the amortization of bond premium as of April 1, 2014, resulted in a change in estimate of approximately $1.2 million.  The impact of the change in estimate was limited to an increase of approximately $1.2 million to Interest Income and an offsetting reduction to Unrealized gain (loss) on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net on the Statement of Operations. The Company does not believe the aforementioned change in estimate will have a material impact to subsequent periods.

 

The Company assesses its Agency MBS, Non-Agency MBS and other securities, excluding Interest-Only Strips, rated AA and higher at the time of purchase for other-than-temporary impairment on at least a quarterly basis. When the fair value of an investment is less than its amortized cost at the balance sheet date of the reporting period for which impairment is assessed, the impairment is designated as either “temporary” or “other-than-temporary.” In deciding on whether or not a security is other-than-temporarily impaired, the Company considers several factors, including the nature of the investment, communications (if any) from the trustees of securitizations regarding the credit quality of the security, the severity and duration of the impairment, the cause of the impairment, and the Company’s intent not to sell the security and whether it is more likely than not that Company will not be required to sell the  security until recovery of its amortized cost basis.  An other-than-temporary impairment is deemed to have occurred when there is an adverse change in the expected cash flows (principal or interest) to be received and the fair value of the security is less than its carrying amount. In determining whether an adverse change in cash flows occurred, the present value of the remaining cash flows, as estimated at the initial transaction date (or the last date previously revised), is compared to the present value of the expected cash flows at the current reporting date.  The estimated cash flows reflect those a “market participant” would use and are discounted at a rate equal to the current yield used to accrete interest income. These adjustments are reflected in the Company’s Statement of Operations as Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities.

 

The determination as to whether an other-than-temporary impairment exists is subject to management estimates based on consideration of both factual information available at the time of assessment as well as the Company’s estimates of the future performance and projected amount and timing of cash flows expected to be collected on the security. As a result, the timing and amount of an other-than-temporary impairment constitutes an accounting estimate that may change materially over time.

 

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Non-Agency MBS and other securities that are rated below AA at the time of purchase and Interest-Only Strips that are not classified as derivatives

 

Interest income on Non-Agency MBS and other securities that are rated below AA at the time of purchase and Interest-Only Strips that are not classified as derivatives are recognized based on the effective yield method.  The effective yield on these securities is based on the projected cash flows from each security, which is estimated based on the Company’s observation of the then current information and events, where applicable, and will include assumptions related to interest rates, prepayment rates and the timing and amount of credit losses.  On at least a quarterly basis, the Company reviews and, if appropriate, makes adjustments to its cash flow projections based on input and analysis received from external sources, internal models, and its judgment about interest rates, prepayment rates, the timing and amount of credit losses (if applicable), and other factors. Changes in cash flows from those originally projected, or from those estimated at the last evaluation, may result in a prospective change in the yield/interest income recognized on such securities. Actual maturities of the securities are affected by the contractual lives of the underlying collateral, periodic payments of scheduled principal, and prepayments of principal. Therefore, actual maturities of the securities will generally be shorter than stated contractual maturities.

 

Based on the projected cash flow of such securities purchased at a discount to par value, the Company may designate a portion of such purchase discount as credit protection against future credit losses and, therefore, not accrete such amount into interest income.  The amount designated as credit discount may be adjusted over time, based on the actual performance of the security, its underlying collateral, actual and projected cash flow from such collateral, economic conditions and other factors.  If the performance of a security with a credit discount is more favorable than forecasted, a portion of the amount designated as credit discount may be accreted into interest income prospectively.

 

In addition, an other-than-temporary impairment is deemed to have occurred when there is an adverse change in the expected cash flows (principal or interest) to be received and the fair value of the security is less than its carrying amount. In determining whether an adverse change in cash flows occurred, the present value of the remaining cash flows, as estimated at the initial transaction date (or the last date previously revised), is compared to the present value of the expected cash flows at the current reporting date.  The estimated cash flows reflect those a “market participant” would use and are discounted at a rate equal to the current yield used to accrete interest income. These adjustments are reflected in the Company’s Statement of Operations as Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities.

 

The determination as to whether an other-than-temporary impairment exists is subject to management estimates based on consideration of both factual information available at the time of assessment as well as the Company’s estimates of the future performance and projected amount and timing of cash flows expected to be collected on the security. As a result, the timing and amount of an other-than-temporary impairment constitutes an accounting estimate that may change materially over time.

 

Finally, certain of the Company’s MBS and other securities that are in an unrealized loss position at June 30, 2014 are also not considered other-than-temporarily impaired because the Company has no intent to sell these investments, it is more likely than not that the Company will not be required to sell the investment before recovery of its amortized cost basis and the Company is not required to sell the security for regulatory or other reasons.

 

Sales of securities

 

Sales of securities are driven by the Company’s portfolio management process. The Company seeks to mitigate risks including those associated with prepayments and will opportunistically rotate the portfolio into securities the Company’s Manager believes have more favorable attributes. Strategies may also be employed to manage net capital gains, which need to be distributed for tax purposes. Realized gains or losses on sales of securities, including Agency Interest-Only Strips not characterized as derivatives, are included in the net Realized gain (loss) on sale of Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net line item on the Statement of Operations, and are recorded at the time of disposition.  Realized gains or losses on sales of securities which are part of a linked transaction are included in Gain (loss) on linked transactions, net while realized gains losses on Interest-Only Strips which are characterized as derivatives are included in Gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net line item in the Statement of Operations. The cost of positions sold is calculated using the specific identification method.

 

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Securities in an unrealized loss position at the end of each reporting period are evaluated by the Company’s Manager to determine whether the Company has the intent to sell such securities.  To the extent the Company has no intent as of the end of such reporting period to sell such investments and it is more likely than not that the Company will not be required to sell the investment before recovery of its amortized cost basis, such unrealized loss is included in Unrealized gain (loss) on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net in the Statement of Operations.  Otherwise, when the Company has determined its intent to sell such securities, the unrealized loss is characterized as a realized loss and included in Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities on the Statement of Operations. The Company has no intent to sell any of its investments in an unrealized loss position at June 30, 2014.

 

Foreign currency transactions

 

The Company expects to enter into transactions denominated in foreign currency from time to time.  At the date the transaction is recognized, the asset and/or liability will be measured and recorded using the exchange rate in effect at the date of the transaction.  At each balance sheet date, such foreign currency assets and liabilities are re-measured using the exchange rate in effect at the date of the balance sheet, resulting in unrealized foreign currency gains or losses.  Unrealized foreign currency gains or losses on MBS and other securities are recorded in Unrealized gain (loss) on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net on the Statement of Operations. Unrealized and realized foreign currency gains or losses on borrowings under repurchase agreements are recorded in Interest income on cash balances and other income (loss), net on the Statement of Operations. Interest income from investments denominated in a foreign currency and interest expense on borrowings denominated in a foreign currency are recorded at the average rate of exchange during the period.

 

Due from counterparties/Due to counterparties

 

Due from counterparties represents cash posted by the Company with its counterparties as collateral for the Company’s interest rate and/or currency derivative financial instruments and repurchase agreements. Due to counterparties represents cash posted with the Company by its counterparties as collateral under the Company’s interest rate and/or currency derivative financial instruments and repurchase agreements.  To the extent the Company receives collateral other than cash from its counterparties such assets are not included in the Company’s Balance Sheet.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company either rehypothecates such assets or pledges the assets as collateral pursuant to a repurchase agreement, the cash received and the corresponding liability is reflected on the Balance Sheet.

 

Derivatives and hedging activities

 

Subject to maintaining its qualification as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes, the Company utilizes derivative financial instruments, including interest rate swaps, interest rate swaptions, currency swaps and forwards, futures contracts, TBAs and Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips to hedge the interest rate and currency risk associated with its portfolio and related borrowings. Derivatives are used for hedging purposes rather than speculation. The Company determines the fair value of its derivative positions and obtains quotations from a third party to facilitate the process of determining such fair values. If the Company’s hedging activities do not achieve the desired results, reported earnings may be adversely affected.

 

GAAP requires an entity to recognize all derivatives as either assets or liabilities and to measure those instruments at fair value. The accounting for changes in the fair value of derivatives depends on the intended use of the derivative, whether the Company has elected to designate a derivative in a hedging relationship and apply hedge accounting and whether the hedging relationship has satisfied the criteria necessary to apply hedge accounting. Derivatives are classified as either hedges of the fair value of a recognized asset or liability or of an unrecognized firm commitment (fair value hedge) or hedges of a forecasted transaction or the variability of cash flows to be received or paid related to a recognized asset or liability (cash flow hedge).  Fair value adjustments are recorded in earnings immediately, if the Company does not elect hedge accounting for a derivative instrument.

 

The Company elected not to apply hedge accounting for its derivative instruments and records the change in fair value, net interest rate swap payments (including accrued amounts) and net currency payments (including accrued amounts) related to interest rate swaps and currency swaps, respectively in Gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net in its Statement of Operations.

 

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The Company also invests in Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, interest rate swaptions, currency forwards, futures contracts and TBAs. The Company evaluates the terms and conditions of its holdings of Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, interest rate swaptions, currency forwards, futures contracts and TBAs to determine if these instruments have the characteristics of an investment or should be considered a derivative under GAAP.  In determining the classification of its holdings of Interest-Only Strips, the Company evaluates the securities to determine if the nature of the cash flows has been altered from that of the underlying mortgage collateral. Generally, Interest-Only Strips for which the security represents a strip off of a mortgage pass through security will be considered a hybrid instrument classified as a MBS investment on the Balance Sheet utilizing the fair value option. Alternatively, those Interest-Only Strips, for which the underlying mortgage collateral has been included into a structured security that alters the cash flows from the underlying mortgage collateral, are accounted for as derivatives at fair value. Accordingly, Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, interest rate swaptions, currency forwards, futures contracts and TBAs having the characteristics of derivatives are accounted for at fair value with such changes recognized in Gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net in its Statement of Operations, along with any interest earned (including accrued amounts). The carrying value of the Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, accounted for as derivatives, is included in Mortgage-backed securities on the Balance Sheet. The carrying value of interest rate swaptions, currency forwards, futures contracts and TBAs is included in Derivative assets or Derivative liabilities on the Balance Sheet.

 

The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives.  An embedded derivative is separated from the host contact and accounted for separately when all of the guidance criteria are met.  Hybrid instruments that are remeasured at fair value through earnings, including the fair value option are not bifurcated.  Derivative instruments, including derivative instruments accounted for as liabilities, are recorded at fair value and are re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value together with interest earned (including accrued amounts) reported in the Gain (loss) on derivatives, net in the Statements of Operations.  See “Warrants” below.

 

Repurchase agreements

 

Mortgage-backed securities and other securities sold under repurchase agreements are treated as collateralized financing transactions, unless they meet sales treatment. Securities financed through a repurchase agreement remain on the Company’s Balance Sheet as assets and cash received from the lender is recorded in the Company’s Balance Sheet as a liability, unless such transactions is accounted for as linked transaction, described below.  Interest paid in accordance with repurchase agreements is recorded as interest expense, unless the repurchase agreement is accounted for as a linked transaction, described below.  The Company reflects all proceeds from repurchase agreement borrowings and repayment of repurchase agreement borrowings which are not linked transactions, including transactions pertaining to collateral received with respect to certain swap transactions, on a gross basis on the Statement of Cash Flows.

 

Linked transactions

 

In instances where the Company acquires a security through a repurchase agreement with the same counterparty from which the security was purchased, the Company evaluates such transaction in accordance with GAAP.  This guidance requires that if the initial transfer of a financial asset and repurchase financing are entered into contemporaneously with, or in contemplation of, one another such transaction shall be considered linked unless all of the criteria found in the guidance are met at the inception of the transaction. If the transaction meets all of the conditions, the initial transfer shall be accounted for separately from the repurchase financing, and the Company will record the security and the related financing on a gross basis on its Balance Sheet with the corresponding interest income and interest expense in the Statements of Operations.  If the transaction is determined to be linked, the Company will record the initial transfer and repurchase financing on a net basis and record a forward commitment to purchase the security as a derivative instrument with changes in market value being recorded on the Statement of Operations. Such forward commitment is recorded at fair value with subsequent changes in fair value recognized in Gain (loss) on linked transactions, net on its Statement of Operations. The Company refers to these transactions as Linked Transactions. When or if a transaction is no longer considered to be linked, the security and related repurchase financing will be reported on a gross basis. The unlinking of a transaction causes a realized event in which the fair value of the security as of the date of unlinking will become the cost basis of the security. The difference between the fair value on the unlinking date and the existing cost basis of the security will be the realized gain or loss.  Recognition of effective yield for such security will be calculated prospectively using the new cost basis.  For linked transactions, the Company reflects purchases and sales of securities within the investing section of the Statement of Cash Flows. Proceeds from repurchase agreements borrowings and repayments of repurchase agreement borrowings are reflected in the financing section of the Statement of Cash Flows.

 

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Share-based compensation

 

The Company accounts for share-based compensation to its independent directors, to any employee, to its Manager and to employees of its Manager and its affiliates using the fair value based methodology prescribed by GAAP.  Compensation cost related to restricted common stock issued to the Company’s independent directors including any such restricted stock which is subject to a deferred compensation program, and any employee of the Company is measured at its fair value at the grant date, and amortized into expense over the service period on a straight-line basis. Compensation cost related to restricted common stock issued to the Manager and to employees of the Manager, including officers of the Company who are employees of the Manager and its affiliates, is initially measured at fair value at the grant date, and amortized into expense over the vesting period on a straight-line basis and re-measured on subsequent dates to the extent the awards are unvested.

 

Warrants

 

For the Company’s warrants, the Company uses a variation of the adjusted Black-Scholes option valuation model to record the financial instruments at their relative fair values at issuance. The warrants issued with the Company’s common stock in the private placement to certain accredited institutional investors on May 15, 2012, were evaluated by the Company and were recorded at their relative fair value as a component of equity at the date of issuance.  See “Derivatives and hedging activities” above.

 

Income taxes

 

The Company operates and has elected to be taxed as a REIT commencing with its taxable year ended December 31, 2012. Accordingly, the Company will generally not be subject to corporate U.S. federal or state income tax to the extent that the Company makes qualifying distributions to stockholders, and provided that the Company satisfies, on a continuing basis, through actual investment and operating results, the REIT requirements including certain asset, income, distribution and stock ownership tests. If the Company fails to qualify as a REIT, and does not qualify for certain statutory relief provisions, the Company will be subject to U.S. federal, state and local income taxes and may be precluded from qualifying as a REIT for the subsequent four taxable years following the year in which the Company lost its REIT qualification. Accordingly, the failure to qualify as a REIT could have a material adverse impact on the Company’s results of operations and amounts available for distribution to stockholders.

 

The dividends paid deduction for qualifying dividends paid to stockholders is computed using the Company’s taxable income as opposed to net income reported on the financial statements. Taxable income, generally, will differ from net income reported on the financial statements because the determination of taxable income is based on tax provisions and not GAAP.

 

The Company may create and elect to treat certain subsidiaries as Taxable REIT Subsidiaries (“TRS”). In general, a TRS may hold assets and engage in activities that the Company cannot hold or engage in directly and generally may engage in any real estate or non-real estate-related business. A TRS is subject to U.S. federal, state and local corporate income taxes, and its value may not exceed 25% of the value of the Company. While a TRS may generate net income, a TRS can declare dividends to the Company, which will be included in the Company’s taxable income and necessitate a distribution to its stockholders. Conversely, if the Company retains earnings at the TRS level, no distribution is required and it can increase book equity of the consolidated entity.  As of June 30, 2014, the Company did not have a TRS, or any other subsidiary.

 

The Company evaluates uncertain tax positions, if any, and classifies interest and penalties, if any, related to unrecognized tax benefits, if any, as a component of the provision for income taxes.

 

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Offering costs

 

Offering costs borne by the Company in connection with its IPO and concurrent private placements completed on May 15, 2012 as well as its follow-on public stock offerings completed on October 3, 2012 and its follow-on public stock offering and concurrent private placement completed on April 9, 2014 (exclusive of the partial exercise of the greenshoe which was completed on May 7, 2014) are reflected as a reduction of additional paid-in-capital.

 

Earnings per share

 

GAAP requires use of the two-class method of computing earnings per share for all periods presented for each class of common stock and participating securities as if all earnings for the period had been distributed.  Under the two-class method, during periods of net income, the net income is first reduced for dividends declared on all classes of securities to arrive at undistributed earnings.  During periods of net losses, the net loss is reduced for dividends declared on participating securities only if the security has the right to participate in the earnings of the entity and an objectively determinable contractual obligation to share in net losses of the entity.  The Company’s participating securities are not allocated a share of the net loss as the participating securities do not have a contractual obligation to share in the net losses of the Company.

 

The remaining earnings are allocated to common stockholders and participating securities, to the extent that each security shares in earnings, as if all of the earnings for the period had been distributed.  Each total is then divided by the applicable number of shares to arrive at basic earnings per share.  For the diluted earnings, the denominator includes all outstanding common shares and all potential common shares assumed issued if they are dilutive.  The numerator is adjusted for any changes in income or loss that would result from the assumed conversion of these potential common shares.

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

The Company has none of the components of comprehensive income (loss) and therefore comprehensive income (loss) is not presented.

 

Accounting standards applicable to emerging growth companies

 

The JOBS Act contains provisions that relax certain requirements for “emerging growth companies”, which includes the Company. For as long as the Company is an emerging growth company, which may be up to five full fiscal years, unlike other public companies, the Company will not be required to: (i) comply with any new or revised financial accounting standards applicable to public companies until such standards are also applicable to private companies under Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act; (ii) provide an auditor’s attestation report on management’s assessment of the effectiveness of the Company’s system of internal control over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; (iii) comply with any new requirements adopted by the PCAOB requiring mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report in which the auditor would be required to provide additional information about the audit and the financial statements of the issuer; or (iv) comply with any new audit rules adopted by the PCAOB after April 5, 2012, unless the SEC determines otherwise.

 

As noted above, under the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies can delay adopting new or revised accounting standards that have different effective dates for public and private companies until such time as those standards apply to private companies. The Company intends to take advantage of such extended transition period. Since the Company will not be required to comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for other public companies, its financial statements may not be comparable to the financial statements of companies that comply with public company effective dates. If the Company were to elect to comply with these public company effective dates, such election would be irrevocable pursuant to Section 107 of the JOBS Act.

 

Recent accounting pronouncements

 

Accounting Standards to be Adopted in Future Periods

 

In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued updated guidance that changes the requirements for reporting discontinued operations.  Under the new guidance, a discontinued operation is defined as a disposal of a component of an entity or group of components of an entity that is disposed of or is classified as held for sale and represents a strategic shift that has (or will have) a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results.  The guidance is effective prospectively as of the first quarter of 2015, with early adoption permitted for new disposals or new classifications as held-for-sale.  The guidance is effective for annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014 and interim periods within annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2015. Early adoption is permitted but only for disposals (or classifications as held for sale) that have not been reported in financial statements previously issued or available for issue. The new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

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In June 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued guidance that changes the accounting for repurchase-to-maturity transactions and repurchase financing arrangements. The new guidance aligns the accounting for repurchase-to-maturity transactions and repurchase agreements executed as a repurchase financing with the accounting for other typical repurchase agreements. These transactions would all be accounted for as secured borrowings. The guidance eliminates sale accounting for repurchase-to-maturity transactions and supersedes the guidance under which a transfer of a financial asset and a contemporaneous repurchase financing could be accounted for on a combined basis as a forward agreement, which has resulted in outcomes referred to as off-balance-sheet accounting.  In addition, the guidance requires additional disclosures. The guidance is effective for the first interim or annual period beginning after December 15, 2014. Earlier application for a public company is prohibited. The Company currently accounts for certain transfers as forward agreements under the existing guidance, which are currently classified as linked transactions.  The new guidance will require the Company to record these transfers as secured borrowings. The Company is currently assessing the impact that this accounting guidance will have on the Company’s financial statements when adopted.

 

Note 3 — Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Fair Value Accounting Elections

 

The Company’s MBS and other securities are designated as available-for-sale and the Company has elected the fair value option for all of its MBS and other securities, and as a result, all changes in the fair value of such securities are reflected in the results of operations.

 

Financial Instruments carried at Fair Value

 

The following tables present the Company’s financial instruments carried at fair value as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, based upon the valuation hierarchy (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

Level I

 

Level II

 

Level III

 

Total

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency RMBS

 

$

 

$

3,375,807

 

$

4,796

 

$

3,380,603

 

Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips accounted for as derivatives, included in MBS

 

 

91,213

 

4,349

 

95,562

 

Non-Agency RMBS

 

 

683,089

 

69,737

 

752,826

 

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

 

359,592

 

51,702

 

411,294

 

Other securities

 

 

33,846

 

 

33,846

 

Subtotal

 

 

4,543,547

 

130,584

 

4,674,131

 

Derivative assets

 

437

 

67,993

 

 

68,430

 

Non-Agency RMBS linked transactions

 

 

2,943

 

 

2,943

 

Non-Agency CMBS linked transactions, including Non U.S.

 

 

10,132

 

 

10,132

 

Total

 

$

437

 

$

4,624,615

 

$

130,584

 

$

4,755,636

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative liabilities

 

$

548

 

$

104,159

 

$

863

 

$

105,570

 

Total

 

$

548

 

$

104,159

 

$

863

 

$

105,570

 

 

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December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

Level I

 

Level II

 

Level III

 

Total

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency RMBS

 

$

 

$

2,360,073

 

$

 

$

2,360,073

 

Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips accounted for as derivatives, included in MBS

 

 

109,235

 

 

109,235

 

Non-Agency RMBS

 

 

325,371

 

6,152

 

331,523

 

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

 

16,542

 

9,529

 

26,071

 

Other securities

 

 

 

26,685

 

 

 

26,685

 

Subtotal

 

 

2,837,906

 

15,681

 

2,853,587

 

Derivative assets

 

 

105,826

 

 

105,826

 

Non-Agency linked transactions

 

 

18,559

 

 

18,559

 

Total

 

$

 

$

2,962,291

 

$

15,681

 

$

2,977,972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative liabilities

 

$

 

$

4,673

 

$

 

$

4,673

 

Total

 

$

 

$

4,673

 

$

 

$

4,673

 

 

The following tables present additional information about the Company’s financial instruments, which are measured at fair value on a recurring basis for which the Company has utilized Level III inputs to determine fair value:

 

 

 

Mortgage-backed securities and other securities

 

$ in thousands

 

Three months ended
June 30, 2014

 

Three months ended
June 30, 2013

 

Six months ended
June 30, 2014

 

Six months ended
June 30, 2013

 

Beginning balance

 

$

56,441

 

$

 

$

15,681

 

$

 

Transfers into Level III from Level II

 

17,823

 

 

37,291

 

 

Transfers out Level III into Level II

 

(16,703

)

 

(16,703

)

 

Purchases

 

93,564

 

 

113,418

 

 

Sales and settlements

 

(23,442

)

 

(23,442

)

 

Principal repayments

 

(19

)

 

(19

)

 

Total net gains/(losses) included in net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized gains/(losses), net

 

2,861

 

 

2,861

 

 

Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gains/(losses), net(1)

 

857

 

 

2,371

 

 

Premium and discount amortization, net

 

(798

)

 

(874

)

 

Ending balance

 

$

130,584

 

$

 

$

130,584

 

$

 

 


(1)         For Mortgage-backed securities and other securities classified as Level III at June 30, 2014, the Company recorded gross unrealized gains of approximately $1.1 million and $1.3 million and gross unrealized losses of $377 thousand and $377 thousand for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively. These gains and losses are included in Unrealized gain (loss) on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities, net on the Statement of Operations.

 

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Derivative assets

 

$ in thousands

 

Three months ended
June 30, 2014

 

Three months ended
June 30, 2013

 

Six months ended
June 30, 2014

 

Six months ended
June 30, 2013

 

Beginning balance

 

$

126

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Transfers into Level III from Level II

 

 

 

126

 

 

Transfers out Level III into Level II

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and settlements

 

 

 

 

 

Principal repayments

 

 

 

 

 

Total net gains/(losses) included in net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized gains/(losses), net

 

(1,163

)

 

(1,163

)

 

Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gains/(losses), net

 

1,037

 

 

1,037

 

 

Premium and discount amortization, net

 

 

 

 

 

Ending balance

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

 

 

 

Derivative liabilities

 

$ in thousands

 

Three months ended
June 30, 2014

 

Three months ended
June 30, 2013

 

Six months ended
June 30, 2014

 

Six months ended
June 30, 2013

 

Beginning balance

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Transfers into Level III from Level II

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers out Level III into Level II

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and settlements

 

 

 

 

 

Principal repayments

 

 

 

 

 

Total net gains/(losses) included in net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized gains/(losses), net

 

 

 

 

 

Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gains/(losses), net

 

863

 

 

863

 

 

Premium and discount amortization, net

 

 

 

 

 

Ending balance

 

$

863

 

$

 

$

863

 

$

 

 

Transfers between hierarchy levels during operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, were based on the availability of sufficient observable inputs to meet Level II versus Level III criteria.  The valuation and leveling of these assets were based on information received from a third party pricing service which utilized significant unobservable inputs, along with the back-testing of historical sales transactions performed by the Manager.

 

The Company primarily utilizes an independent third party pricing services as the primary source for valuing the Company’s assets.  All valuations received from independent pricing services are non-binding.  The Company generally receives one independent pricing service price for each investment in its portfolio.  The Manager has established a process to review and validate the pricing received from the independent pricing service and has a process for challenging prices received from the independent pricing service when necessary.  The Company utilizes its Manager’s policies in this regard.  The Company’s and the Manager’s review of the independent third party pricing data may consist of a review of the daily change in the prices provided by the independent pricing vendor which exceed established tolerances or comparisons to executed transaction prices.  The Manager’s pricing group, which functions independently from its portfolio management personnel, corroborates the price differences or changes in price by comparing the vendor price to alternate sources including other independent pricing services or broker quotations.  If the price change or difference cannot be corroborated, the Manager’s pricing group consults with the portfolio management team for market color in reviewing such pricing data as warranted.  To the extent that the Manager has information, typically in the form of broker quotations that would indicate that a price received from the independent pricing service is outside of a tolerance range, the Manager generally challenges the independent pricing service price.  To ensure proper fair value hierarchy, the Company and the Manager review the methodology used by the third party pricing service to understand whether observable market data is being utilized in the vendor’s pricing methodology.  Generally, this review is conducted annually, however ad-hoc reviews of the pricing methodology and the data does occur.  In addition, as part of the Company’s regular review of pricing, the Manager’s pricing group may have informal discussions with the independent pricing vendor regarding their evaluation methodology or the market data utilized in their determination.

 

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Other Fair Value Disclosures

 

Due from counterparties and Due to counterparties on the Company’s Balance Sheets are reflected at cost which approximates fair value.

 

The fair value of the repurchase agreements is based on an expected present value technique. This method discounts future estimated cash flows using rates the Company determined best estimate current market interest rates that would be offered for loans with similar characteristics and credit quality. The use of different market assumptions or estimation methodologies could have a material effect on the fair value amounts. At June 30, 2014, the Company’s borrowings under repurchase agreements had a fair value of approximately $4.1 billion and a carrying value of approximately $4.1 billion and would be considered a Level II fair value measurement.

 

Note 4 — Mortgage-Backed Securities and other securities

 

The following tables present certain information about the Company’s investment portfolio at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (dollars in thousands)Real estate securities and other securities that are accounted for as a component of linked transactions are not reflected in the tables set forth in this note. See Note 7 for further details.

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

 

Principal
Balance

 

Unamortized
Premium
(Discount),
net

 

Discount
Designated as
Credit Reserve and
OTTI

 

Amortized
Cost

 

Unrealized
Gain (Loss),
net

 

Estimated
Fair Value

 

Net
Weighted
Average
Coupon (1)

 

Agency RMBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-Year Mortgage

 

$

1,069,883

 

$

60,249

 

$

 

$

1,130,132

 

$

(2,677

)

$

1,127,455

 

3.6

%

30-Year Mortgage

 

1,910,531

 

151,488

 

 

2,062,019

 

(23,092

)

2,038,927

 

4.1

%

Agency RMBS Interest-Only Strips

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

208,738

 

5,483

 

214,221

 

4.2

%(2)

Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, accounted for as derivatives (3)

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

95,562

 

2.9

%(2)

Non-Agency RMBS

 

878,940

 

(10,420

)

(179,891

)

688,629

 

9,349

 

697,978

 

3.3

%

Non-Agency RMBS Interest- Only Strips

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

52,584

 

2,264

 

54,848

 

6.1

%

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

430,439

 

1,733

 

(26,483

)

405,689

 

5,605

 

411,294

 

5.4

%

Other securities

 

25,560

 

4,580

 

 

30,140

 

3,706

 

33,846

 

7.3

%

Total

 

$

4,315,353

 

$

207,630

 

$

(206,374

)

$

4,577,931

 

$

638

 

$

4,674,131

 

4.0

%

 

 

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Principal
Balance

 

Unamortized
Premium
(Discount),
net

 

Discount
Designated as
Credit Reserve and
OTTI

 

Amortized
Cost

 

Unrealized
Gain (Loss),
net

 

Estimated
Fair Value

 

Net
Weighted
Average
Coupon (1)

 

Agency RMBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-Year Mortgage

 

$

504,023

 

$

28,498

 

$

 

$

532,521

 

$

(29,595

)

$

502,926

 

3.2

%

30-Year Mortgage

 

1,677,863

 

144,356

 

 

1,822,219

 

(127,981

)

1,694,238

 

3.8

%

Agency RMBS Interest-Only Strips

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

158,825

 

4,084

 

162,909

 

4.4

%(2)

Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, accounted for as derivatives (3)

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

109,235

 

4.6

%(2)

Non-Agency RMBS

 

446,473

 

(49,334

)

(79,898

)

317,241

 

6,792

 

324,033

 

2.3

%

Non-Agency RMBS Interest- Only Strips

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

7,420

 

70

 

7,490

 

5.2

%

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

11,979

 

(3,446

)

 

8,533

 

996

 

9,529

 

1.6

%

CMBS Interest-Only Strips

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

16,682

 

(140

)

16,542

 

4.7

%(2)

Other securities

 

23,510

 

2,110

 

N/A

 

25,620

 

1,065

 

26,685

 

6.7

%

Total

 

$

2,663,848

 

$

122,184

 

$

(79,898

)

$

2,889,061

 

$

(144,709

)

$

2,853,587

 

3.6

%

 


(1) Net weighted average coupon as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 is presented, net of servicing and other fees.

(2) Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, accounted for as derivatives and CMBS Interest-Only Strips have no principal balances and earn contractual interest based on a notional balance. The notional balance is used solely to determine interest distributions on interest-only class of securities.

(3) Interest on these securities is reported as a component of Gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net on the Statement of Operations.

 

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As of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the weighted average expected remaining term to the expected maturity of the investment portfolio, excluding linked transactions was 7.9 years and 8.5 years, respectively.

 

The components of the carrying value of the Company’s investment portfolio are as follows:

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

December 31,
2013

 

Principal balance

 

$

4,315,353

 

$

2,663,848

 

Amortized cost of Interest-Only Strips

 

261,322

 

182,927

 

Carrying value of Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips accounted for as derivatives

 

95,562

 

109,235

 

Unamortized premium

 

243,330

 

183,324

 

Unamortized discount

 

(35,700

)

(61,140

)

Discount designated as Credit Reserve and OTTI

 

(206,374

)

(79,898

)

Gross unrealized gains

 

56,980

 

19,798

 

Gross unrealized losses

 

(56,342

)

(164,507

)

Fair value

 

$

4,674,131

 

$

2,853,587

 

 

The following tables present the changes in the components of the Company’s purchase discount and amortizable premium on its Non-Agency RMBS, Non-Agency CMBS and other securities for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

 

Three months ended June 30, 2014

 

 

 

Discount Designated as
Credit Reserve and
OTTI

 

Accretable Discount (1)

 

Amortizable Premium

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

$

(96,949

)

$

(53,916

)

$

58,213

 

Accretion of discount

 

 

2,288

 

 

Amortization of premium

 

 

 

(199

)

Realized credit losses

 

1,075

 

 

 

Purchases

 

(111,998

)

(89,407

)

53,258

 

Sales

 

4,692

 

24,461

 

 

Net impairment losses recognized in earnings

 

(1,999

)

 

 

Unlinking of Linked Transactions

 

 

 

 

Transfers/release of credit reserve

 

(1,195

)

9,206

 

(8,011

)

Balance of end of period

 

$

(206,374

)

$

(107,368

)

$

103,261

 

 


(1) Together with coupon interest, accretable purchase discount and amortizable premium is recognized as interest income over the life of the security.

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30, 2014

 

 

 

Discount Designated as
Credit Reserve and
OTTI

 

Accretable Discount (1)

 

Amortizable Premium

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

$

(79,898

)

$

(71,295

)

$

20,625

 

Accretion of discount

 

 

7,544

 

 

Amortization of premium

 

 

 

(3,668

)

Realized credit losses

 

1,770

 

 

 

Purchases

 

(131,725

)

(95,088

)

59,941

 

Sales

 

19,411

 

46,432

 

 

Net impairment losses recognized in earnings

 

(2,476

)

 

 

Unlinking of Linked Transactions

 

(13,889

)

(297

)

32,132

 

Transfers/release of credit reserve

 

433

 

5,336

 

(5,769

)

Balance of end of period

 

$

(206,374

)

$

(107,368

)

$

103,261

 

 


(1) Together with coupon interest, accretable purchase discount and amortizable premium is recognized as interest income over the life of the security.

 

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Three months ended June 30, 2013

 

 

 

Discount Designated as
Credit Reserve and
OTTI

 

Accretable Discount (1)

 

Amortizable Premium

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

$

(120,480

)

$

(29,755

)

$

22,804

 

Accretion of discount

 

 

1,378

 

 

Amortization of premium

 

 

 

333

 

Realized credit losses

 

123

 

 

 

Purchases

 

(5,508

)

(8,880

)

 

Sales

 

74,113

 

9,434

 

(20,649

)

Net impairment losses recognized in earnings

 

 

 

 

Unlinking of Linked Transactions

 

(20,489

)

(4,695

)

3,438

 

Transfers/release of credit reserve

 

4,170

 

(3,787

)

(383

)

Balance of end of period

 

$

(68,071

)

$

(36,305

)

$

5,543

 

 


(1) Together with coupon interest, accretable purchase discount and amortizable premium is recognized as interest income over the life of the security.

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30, 2013

 

 

 

Discount Designated as
Credit Reserve and
OTTI

 

Accretable Discount (1)

 

Amortizable Premium

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

$

(12,659

)

$

(5,523

)

$

12

 

Accretion of discount

 

 

2,149

 

 

Amortization of premium

 

 

 

660

 

Realized credit losses

 

242

 

 

 

Purchases

 

(112,923

)

(34,303

)

22,360

 

Sales

 

74,113

 

9,434

 

(20,649

)

Net impairment losses recognized in earnings

 

 

 

 

Unlinking of Linked Transactions

 

(20,489

)

(4,695

)

3,438

 

Transfers/release of credit reserve

 

3,645

 

(3,367

)

(278

)

Balance of end of period

 

$

(68,071

)

$

(36,305

)

$

5,543

 

 


(1) Together with coupon interest, accretable purchase discount and amortizable premium is recognized as interest income over the life of the security.

 

The following tables present the gross unrealized losses and estimated fair value of the Company’s MBS and other securities by length of time that such securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013:

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

 

Less than 12 Months

 

12 Months or More

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized

 

Number
of

 

 

 

Unrealized

 

Number
of

 

 

 

Unrealized

 

Number
of

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

Losses

 

Securities

 

Fair Value

 

Losses

 

Securities

 

Fair Value

 

Losses

 

Securities

 

Agency RMBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-Year Mortgage

 

$

19,301

 

$

(89

)

4

 

$

451,448

 

$

(12,043

)

55

 

$

470,749

 

$

(12,132

)

59

 

30-Year Mortgage

 

7,815

 

(7

)

1

 

1,003,871

 

(39,290

)

137

 

1,011,686

 

(39,297

)

138

 

Agency Interest-Only Strips

 

46,293

 

(2,551

)

14

 

 

 

 

46,293

 

(2,551

)

14

 

Non-Agency RMBS

 

293,489

 

(2,048

)

30

 

 

 

 

293,489

 

(2,048

)

30

 

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

96,993

 

(314

)

12

 

 

 

 

96,993

 

(314

)

12

 

Total

 

$

463,891

 

$

(5,009

)

61

 

$

1,455,319

 

$

(51,333

)

192

 

$

1,919,210

 

$

(56,342

)

253

 

 

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December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Less than 12 Months

 

12 Months or More

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized

 

Number
of

 

 

 

Unrealized

 

Number
of

 

 

 

Unrealized

 

Number
of

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

Losses

 

Securities

 

Fair Value

 

Losses

 

Securities

 

Fair Value

 

Losses

 

Securities

 

Agency RMBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-Year Mortgage

 

$

395,979

 

$

(21,466

)

52

 

$

106,947

 

$

(8,129

)

8

 

$

502,926

 

$

(29,595

)

60

 

30-Year Mortgage

 

1,242,871

 

(94,688

)

151

 

439,811

 

(33,328

)

26

 

1,682,682

 

(128,016

)

177

 

Agency Interest-Only Strips

 

69,773

 

(4,210

)

19

 

 

 

 

69,773

 

(4,210

)

19

 

Non-Agency RMBS

 

98,437

 

(2,490

)

16

 

 

 

 

98,437

 

(2,490

)

16

 

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

16,542

 

(140

)

3

 

 

 

 

16,542

 

(140

)

3

 

Other securities

 

6,269

 

(56

)

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,269

 

(56

)

2

 

Total

 

$

1,829,871

 

$

(123,050

)

243

 

$

546,758

 

$

(41,457

)

34

 

$

2,376,629

 

$

(164,507

)

277

 

 

At June 30, 2014, the Company did not intend to sell any of its MBS and other securities that were in an unrealized loss position, and it is “more likely than not” that the Company will not be required to sell these MBS and other securities before recovery of their amortized cost basis, which may be at their maturity.

 

The Company assesses its Agency MBS, Non-Agency MBS and other securities, excluding Interest-Only Strips, rated AA and higher at the time of purchase for other-than-temporary impairment on at least a quarterly basis. When the fair value of an investment is less than its amortized cost at the balance sheet date of the reporting period for which impairment is assessed, the impairment is designated as either “temporary” or “other-than-temporary.” In deciding on whether or not a security is other-than-temporarily impaired, the Company considers several factors, including the nature of the investment, communications (if any) from the trustees of securitizations regarding the credit quality of the security, the severity and duration of the impairment, the cause of the impairment, and the Company’s intent not to sell the security and that it is more likely than not that the Company will not be required to sell the security until recovery of its amortized cost.  In addition, an other-than-temporary impairment is deemed to have occurred when there is an adverse change in the expected cash flows (principal or interest) to be received and the fair value of the security is less than its carrying amount.  In determining whether an adverse change in cash flows occurred, the present value of the remaining cash flows, as estimated at the initial transaction date (or the last date previously revised), is compared to the present value of the expected cash flows at the current reporting date.  The estimated cash flows reflect those a “market participant” would use and are discounted at a rate equal to the current yield used to accrete interest income.  These adjustments are reflected in the Company’s Statement of Operations as Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities.

 

For Non-Agency MBS and other securities rated below AA at the time of purchase and Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips, excluding Interest-Only Strips classified as derivatives, an other-than-temporary impairment is deemed to have occurred when there is an adverse change in the expected cash flows (principal or interest) to be received and the fair value of the beneficial interest is less than its carrying amount.  Other than for “plain-vanilla” variable rate Non-Agency MBS the Company does not bifurcate the loss between credit loss and loss attributed to change in interest rates, therefore, the entire loss is recorded as other-than-temporary.  These adjustments are reflected in the Company’s Statement of Operations as Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities. In determining whether an adverse change in cash flows occurred, the present value of the remaining cash flows, as estimated at the initial transaction date (or the last date previously revised), is compared to the present value of the expected cash flows at the current reporting date.  The estimated cash flows reflect those a “market participant” would use and are discounted at a rate equal to the current yield used to accrete interest income. If an other-than-temporary impairment is recognized as a result of this analysis, the yield is maintained at the current accretion rate. The last revised estimated cash flows are then used for future impairment analysis purposes.  The Company’s prepayment speed estimate is the primary assumption used to determine other-than temporary-impairments for Interest-Only Strips, excluding Agency and Non-Agency Interest-Only Strips accounted for as derivatives, for three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.

 

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The Company recorded other-than-temporary-impairments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 of approximately $1.0 million and $2.2 million, respectively and approximately $3.5 million and $5.8 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, for Agency IOs, Agency IIOs and 20-year Agency RMBS.  The Company recorded approximately $1.9 million and $2.4 million of other-than-temporary impairments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, and $0 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, for Non-Agency RMBS.  The Company recorded approximately $111 thousand of other-than-temporary-impairments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, and $0 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, for Non-Agency CMBS.  Other-than-temporary-impairments are reported as Other loss on Mortgage-backed securities and other securities in the Company’s Statement of Operations.

 

The following tables present components of interest income on the Company’s MBS and other securities (dollars in thousands).

 

 

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2014

 

 

 

Coupon

 

Net (Premium
Amortization/
Amortization
Basis)
Discount

 

Interest

 

 

 

Interest

 

Amortization

 

Income

 

Agency RMBS

 

$

44,683

 

$

(13,937

)

$

30,746

 

Non-Agency RMBS

 

9,327

 

(516

)

8,811

 

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

3,694

 

291

 

3,985

 

Other securities

 

948

 

114

 

1,062

 

Total

 

$

58,652

 

$

(14,048

)

$

44,604

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2014

 

 

 

Coupon

 

Net (Premium
Amortization/
Amortization
Basis)
Discount

 

Interest

 

 

 

Interest

 

Amortization

 

Income

 

Agency RMBS

 

$

74,457

 

$

(26,000

)

$

48,457

 

Non-Agency RMBS

 

13,692

 

121

 

13,813

 

Agency and Non-Agency CMBS

 

3,741

 

468

 

4,209

 

Other securities

 

1,340

 

215

 

1,555

 

Total

 

$

93,230

 

$

(25,196

)

$

68,034

 

 

 

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2013

 

 

 

Coupon

 

Net (Premium
Amortization/
Amortization
Basis)
Discount

 

Interest

 

 

 

Interest