|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Redeemable Preferred Stock
The following is a summary of the Company’s series of cumulative redeemable preferred stock issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021. In the event of a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, each series of preferred stock will rank on parity with one another and rank senior to the Company's common stock with respect to the payment of the dividends and the distribution of assets.
(1)Subject to the Company’s right under limited circumstances to redeem the preferred stock earlier than the redemption eligible date disclosed in order to preserve its qualification as a REIT or following a change in control of the Company.
(2)The dividend rate on the fixed-to-floating rate redeemable preferred stock will remain at an annual fixed rate of the $25.00 per share liquidation preference from the issuance date up to but not including the transition date disclosed within. Effective as of the fixed-to-floating rate conversion date and onward, dividends will accumulate on a floating rate basis according to the terms disclosed within (3) below.
(3)On and after the fixed-to-floating rate conversion date, the dividend will accumulate and be payable quarterly at a percentage of the $25.00 per share liquidation preference equal to an annual floating rate of three-month LIBOR plus the spread indicated within each preferred class.
For each series of preferred stock, the Company may redeem the stock on or after the redemption date in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time. The Company may also purchase shares of preferred stock from time to time in the open market by tender or in privately negotiated transactions. Each series of preferred stock has a par value of $0.01 per share and a liquidation and redemption price of $25.00, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends thereon up to, but excluding, the redemption date. Through March 31, 2021, the Company had declared and paid all required quarterly dividends on the Company’s preferred stock.
On February 4, 2021, the Company announced the redemption of all outstanding shares of the Company’s 7.75% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock and 7.5% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The redemption date for each series was March 15, 2021. With respect to each series, the per share cash redemption amount payable on the redemption date was $25.00 plus accrued and unpaid dividends to, but not including, the redemption date.
Distributions to Preferred Stockholders
The following table presents cash dividends declared by the Company on its preferred stock from December 31, 2019 through March 31, 2021:
(1)On February 4, 2021, the Company announced the redemption of all outstanding shares of the Company’s Series D Preferred Stock and Series E Preferred Stock. The redemption date for each series was March 15, 2021 and holders of record as of such date received the redemption payment of $25.00, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends thereon up to, but excluding, the redemption date. The cash dividend payment amount identified in this row represents the per share accrued and unpaid dividends paid on the redemption date.
On March 24, 2020, as a result of the volatile market conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company announced that it had suspended its first quarter 2020 preferred stock dividends in order to preserve liquidity and long-term stockholder value. Subsequently, on April 6, 2020, the Company’s board of directors declared its first quarter 2020 preferred stock dividends, as detailed above. Pursuant to their terms, all unpaid dividends on the Company’s preferred stock accrue without interest.
As of March 31, 2021, the Company had 273,718,537 shares of common stock outstanding. The following table presents a reconciliation of the common shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
(1)Represents shares of restricted stock granted under the Second Restated 2009 Equity Incentive Plan that are subject to vesting requirements.
(2)During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company granted restricted stock units to certain eligible employees pursuant to the terms of the Second Restated 2009 Equity Incentive Plan that provide for the issuance in the aggregate of 612,596 shares of common stock. The restricted stock units are subject to vesting requirements and the common shares to be issued, subject to each grantee’s compliance with the terms and conditions of his or her applicable restricted stock unit agreement, will not be considered outstanding until the applicable vesting date.
Distributions to Common Stockholders
The following table presents cash dividends declared by the Company on its common stock from December 31, 2019 through March 31, 2021:
On March 24, 2020, as a result of the volatile market conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company announced that it had suspended its first quarter 2020 common stock dividend in order to preserve liquidity and long-term stockholder value. Subsequently, on April 6, 2020, the Company’s board of directors declared an interim common stock dividend of $0.05 per share, as detailed above.
Dividend Reinvestment and Direct Stock Purchase Plan
The Company sponsors a dividend reinvestment and direct stock purchase plan through which stockholders may purchase additional shares of the Company’s common stock by reinvesting some or all of the cash dividends received on shares of the Company’s common stock. Stockholders may also make optional cash purchases of shares of the Company’s common stock subject to certain limitations detailed in the plan prospectus. The plan allows for the issuance of up to an aggregate of 3,750,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. As of March 31, 2021, 345,868 shares have been issued under the plan for total proceeds of approximately $5.4 million, of which 14,655 and 16,498 shares were issued for total proceeds of $0.1 million and $0.1 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Share Repurchase Program
The Company’s share repurchase program allows for the repurchase of up to an aggregate of 37,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. Shares may be repurchased from time to time through privately negotiated transactions or open market transactions, pursuant to a trading plan in accordance with Rules 10b5-1 and 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, or by any combination of such methods. The manner, price, number and timing of share repurchases are subject to a variety of factors, including market conditions and applicable SEC rules. The share repurchase program does not require the purchase of any minimum number of shares, and, subject to SEC rules, purchases may be commenced or suspended at any time without prior notice. The share repurchase program does not have an expiration date. As of March 31, 2021, a total of 12,174,300 shares had been repurchased by the Company under the program for an aggregate cost of $201.5 million; of these, 105,300 shares were repurchased at a total cost of $1.1 million during the three months ended March 31, 2020. No shares were repurchased during the three months ended March 31, 2021.
The Company is party to an equity distribution agreement under which the Company is authorized to sell up to an aggregate of 35,000,000 shares of its common stock from time to time in any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at the market” offering as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act. As of March 31, 2021, 7,490,235 shares of common stock had been sold under the equity distribution agreements for total accumulated net proceeds of approximately $128.6 million. No shares were sold during the three months ended March 31, 2021 or 2020.
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
Accumulated other comprehensive income at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was as follows:
Reclassifications out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The Company reclassifies unrealized gains and losses on AFS securities in accumulated other comprehensive income to net income (loss) upon the recognition of any realized gains and losses on sales, net of income tax effects, if any, as individual securities are sold. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company reclassified $68.6 million and $433.0 million, respectively, in unrealized gains on sold AFS securities from accumulated other comprehensive income to gain (loss) on investment securities on the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss.