Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE Amex: TWO; TWO.WS), a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.
Third Quarter 2010 Highlights:
-- Achieved total Comprehensive Income of $24.1 million, or $0.92 per diluted weighted share, reflecting strong yields and portfolio appreciation.
-- Reported Adjusted GAAP Earnings2 of $0.39 per share, representing a 17.3% return on average equity on an annualized basis.
-- Increased Book Value 6.2% on a sequential quarter basis to $9.24 per diluted weighted share.
-- Declared a dividend of $0.39 per common share, or 17.3% dividend yield, based upon September 30, 2010, closing price of $9.02.
"We are proud of the quarter in all respects," said Thomas Siering, Two Harbors' President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our total Comprehensive Income of $0.92 per diluted weighted share represented a 40.7% return on average equity on an annualized basis."
The following table summarizes the company's GAAP and non-GAAP earnings measurements and key metrics for the respective periods in 2010:
Two Harbors Operating Performance (dollars in thousands, Q3-2010 Q3 YTD 2010 except per share data) Earnings per Return Earnings per Return on Earnings Earnings diluted on Earnings diluted average weighted average weighted equity share equity share Core $ 7,568 $ 0.29 12.8% $ 17,261 $ 0.83 12.3% Earnings1 GAAP Net $ 9,880 $ 0.38 16.7% $ 19,295 $ 0.93 13.7% Income Adjusted GAAP $ 10,241 $ 0.39 17.3% $ 23,090 $ 1.12 16.4% Earnings2 Comprehensive $ 24,109 $ 0.92 40.7% $ 36,296 $ 1.75 25.8% Income Operating Q3-2010 Metrics Dividend per $ 0.39 common share Book value per diluted $ 9.24 share at period end Expenses as a percentage of 2.0 % average equity (1) Core Earnings is a non-GAAP measure that the company defines as net income, excluding impairment losses, gains or losses on sales of securities and termination of interest rate swaps, unrealized gains or losses on interest rate swaps, gains or losses on other derivative instruments and certain non-recurring expenses. (2) Adjusted GAAP Earnings is a non-GAAP measure that the company defines as GAAP earnings, excluding the unrealized fair value gains and losses associated with the company's interest rate swaps.
Two Harbors reported Core Earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 of $7.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding, as compared to Core Earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 of $5.8 million, or $0.26 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding.
During the quarter, the company sold residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and U.S. Treasuries for $130.3 million with an amortized cost of $127.7 million for a net realized gain of $2.5 million, net of tax. During the quarter, the company terminated an interest rate swap position and realized a loss of $2.5 million, net of tax. In addition, the company recognized in earnings an unrealized loss, net of tax, of $0.4 million associated with its interest rate swaps, and net gains on other derivative instruments of approximately $2.7 million, net of tax.
The company reported GAAP Net Income of $9.9 million, or $0.38 per diluted weighted average share outstanding, for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, as compared to $4.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted weighted average share outstanding, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. On a GAAP basis, the company provided an annualized return on average equity of 16.7% and 8.1% for the quarters ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, respectively.
Two Harbors reported Adjusted GAAP Earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 of $10.2 million, or $0.39 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding, as compared to Adjusted GAAP Earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 of $6.8 million or $0.30 per diluted weighted average common share outstanding. On an Adjusted GAAP Earnings basis, the company recognized an annualized return on average equity of 17.3% and 13.4% for the comparative periods. "Adjusted GAAP Earnings" represents a non-GAAP measure and is defined as GAAP net income (loss) exclusive of unrealized gains and losses from interest rate swaps, net of tax.
The company reported Comprehensive Income of $24.1 million, or $0.92 per diluted weighted average share outstanding, for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, as compared to Comprehensive Income of $3.4 million, or $0.15 per diluted weighted average share outstanding, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. On a Comprehensive Income basis, the company recognized an annualized return on average equity of 40.7% and 6.7% for the comparative periods.
"This significant increase in Comprehensive Income is primarily attributable to favorable third quarter 2010 market conditions and strong underlying performance in our non-Agency portfolio, and is not indicative of our expectations for future quarters," noted Thomas Siering.
Other Key Operating Metrics
Two Harbors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 and $0.33 per common share for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. The annualized dividend yield on the company's common stock for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, based on the September 30, 2010 closing price of $9.02, was 17.3%.
The company's book value per diluted share, after giving effect to the third quarter $0.39 dividend, was $9.24 as of September 30, 2010, compared to $8.70 as of June 30, 2010.
Operating expenses for the third quarter were approximately $1.2 million, or 2.0% of average equity, compared to approximately $1.1 million, or 2.2%, for the second quarter of 2010.
"In addition to our portfolio delivering favorable operating metrics," said Jeff Stolt, Two Harbors' Chief Financial Officer, "we are pleased that our expense ratio was reduced to 2.0% in the quarter, in-line with our expectations and consistent with our on-going cost management efforts."
For the quarter ended September 30, 2010, the annualized yield on average RMBS available-for-sale securities was 5.3% and the annualized cost of funds on the average borrowings was 0.7%, which resulted in a net interest rate spread of 4.6%. The company reported debt-to-equity, defined as total borrowings to fund RMBS and Agency derivatives divided by total equity, of 3.3:1.0 and 3.2:1.0 at September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, respectively.
Early in the third quarter, the company fully deployed proceeds from its April capital raise, which resulted in a RMBS portfolio as of September 30, 2010 with a total value of $930.0 million, comprised of $655.8 million of Agency RMBS and $274.2 million of non-Agency RMBS. In addition, the company held $145.9 million of U.S. Treasuries. As of September 30, 2010, fixed-rate securities comprised 49.0% of the company's RMBS portfolio and adjustable-rate securities comprised 51.0% of the company's RMBS portfolio.
Two Harbors was a party to interest rate swaps as of September 30, 2010 with an aggregate notional amount of $425.0 million, of which $275.0 million was utilized to economically hedge interest rate risk associated with the company's short-term LIBOR-based repurchase agreements. This notional position represents 34.5% of the company's $797.5 million in outstanding borrowings collateralized by RMBS and Agency derivatives.
The following table summarizes the company's portfolio:
Two Harbors Portfolio (dollars in thousands, except per share data) RMBS Portfolio Composition As of September 30, 2010 Agency Bonds Fixed Rate Bonds $ 372,153 40.0 % Hybrid ARMS 283,664 30.5 % Total Agency 655,817 70.5 % Non-Agency Bonds Senior Bonds 222,715 24.0 % Mezzanine Bonds 51,444 5.5 % Total Non-Agency 274,159 29.5 % Aggregate RMBS Portfolio $ 929,976 Fixed-rate investment securities as a percentage of 49.0 % RMBS portfolio Adjustable-rate investment securities as a percentage 51.0 % of RMBS portfolio Portfolio Metrics For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 Annualized yield on average RMBS available-for-sale securities during the quarter Agency securities 3.5 % Non-Agency securities 10.4 % Aggregate Portfolio 5.3 % Annualized cost of funds on average repurchase balance 0.7 % during the quarter for RMBS Annualized interest rate spread for RMBS during the 4.6 % quarter Weighted average cost basis of principal and interest securities Agency $ 106.13 Non-Agency $ 58.59 Weighted average three month CPR for our RMBS portfolio Agency 9.7 % Non-Agency 11.9 % Debt-to-equity ratio at period-end1 3.3 to 1.0 (1) Defined as total borrowings to fund RMBS and Agency derivatives divided by total equity.
RMBS Agency securities owned by Two Harbors at September 30, 2010 experienced a three-month average Constant Prepayment Rate (CPR) of 9.7% during the third quarter of 2010, as compared to 12.5% during the second quarter of 2010. Including our Agency inverse interest-only derivatives (IIO Securities), Two Harbors experienced a three-month average CPR of 10.0% during the third quarter of 2010, as compared to 12.7% during the second quarter of 2010. The weighted average cost basis of the Agency portfolio was 106.1% of par as of September 30, 2010 and 105.7% of par as of June 30, 2010. The net premium amortization was $3.3 million and $2.8 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, respectively.
Non-Agency securities owned by Two Harbors at September 30, 2010 experienced a three-month average CPR of 11.9% during the third quarter of 2010 as compared to 12.9% during the second quarter of 2010. The weighted average cost basis of the non-Agency portfolio was 58.6% of par as of September 30, 2010 and 59.2% of par as of June 30, 2010. The discount accretion was $3.1 million and $2.5 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, respectively. The total net discount remaining was $250.9 million and $184.9 million as of September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, respectively.
"We are pleased with the underlying performance of our RMBS portfolio, which continued to produce strong Agency and non-Agency yields driven by favorable prepayment speeds and credit performance," stated Bill Roth, Two Harbors' Co-Chief Investment Officer. "Additionally, our investment allocation to IIO Securities, which are accounted for as derivatives and not included in Core Earnings, further enhanced our returns while assisting in achieving our overall risk management objectives. During the third quarter, we recorded interest income on IIO Securities of approximately $1.5 million, or $0.06 per diluted weighted share, as compared to $0.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted weighted share in the second quarter of 2010."
Two Harbors Investment Corp. will host a conference call on November 9, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. EST to discuss third quarter 2010 financial results and related information. To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free 877-868-1835 (or 914-495-8581 for international callers) approximately 10 minutes prior to the above start time. You may also listen to the teleconference live via the Internet on the company's website at www.twoharborsinvestment.com in the Investor Relations section under the Events and Presentations link. For those unable to attend, a telephone playback will be available beginning at 12 p.m. EST on November 9, 2010 through 9 p.m. EST on November 16, 2010. The playback can be accessed by calling 800-642-1687 (or 706-645-9291 for international callers) and providing Confirmation Code 20899631. The call will also be archived on the company's website in the Investor Relations section under the Events and Presentations link.
About Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland corporation, is a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities. Two Harbors is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and is externally managed and advised by PRCM Advisers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pine River Capital Management L.P. Additional information is available at www.twoharborsinvestment.com.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, readers should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "expect," "target," "assume," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believe," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, higher than expected operation costs, changes in prepayment speeds of mortgages underlying our RMBS, the rates of default or decreased recovery on the mortgages underlying our non-Agency securities, failure to recover certain losses that are expected to be temporary, changes in interest rates, the impact of new legislation or regulatory changes on our operations, and unanticipated changes in overall market and economic conditions.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Two Harbors does not undertake or accept any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in Two Harbors' most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). All subsequent written and oral forward looking statements concerning Two Harbors or matters attributable to Two Harbors or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying investor presentation present non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items. Two Harbors' management believes that these non-GAAP measures enable it to perform meaningful comparisons of past, present and future results of the company's core business operations, and uses these measures to gain a comparative understanding of the company's operating performance and business trends. The non-GAAP financial measures presented by the company represent supplemental information to assist investors in analyzing the results of Two Harbors' operations; however, as these measures are not in accordance with GAAP, they should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Our GAAP financial results and the reconciliations from these results should be carefully evaluated. See the GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation table on page 8 of this release.
Stockholders and warrant holders of Two Harbors, and other interested persons, may find additional information regarding the company at the SEC's Internet site at www.sec.gov or by directing requests to: Two Harbors Investment Corp., 601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 330, Minnetonka, MN 55305, telephone 612-238-3300.
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (dollars in thousands, except per share data) September 30, 2010 December 31, 2010 (unaudited) ASSETS Available-for-sale securities, at fair $ 1,075,848 $ 494,465 value Cash and cash equivalents 66,199 26,105 Total earning assets 1,142,047 520,570 Restricted cash 27,727 8,913 Accrued interest receivable 4,251 2,580 Due from counterparties 15,856 4,877 Derivative assets, at fair value 21,077 364 Prepaid expenses 139 572 Deferred tax assets 1,038 -- Prepaid tax assets 90 490 Total Assets $ 1,212,225 $ 538,366 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Liabilities Repurchase agreements $ 942,993 $ 411,893 Derivative liabilities, at fair value 15,268 -- Accrued interest payable 640 114 Deferred tax liabilities -- 124 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,782 1,030 Dividends payable 10,189 3,484 Total Liabilities 970,872 416,645 Stockholders' Equity Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and oustanding -- -- Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 450,000,000 shares authorized and 26,067,590 and 13,379,209 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 261 134 Additional paid-in capital 238,601 131,756 Accumulated other comprehensive income 16,052 (950 ) (loss) Cumulative (losses) earnings 13,559 (5,735 ) Cumulative distributions to stockholders (27,120 ) (3,484 ) Total stockholders' equity 241,353 121,721 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' $ 1,212,225 $ 538,366 Equity
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2010 2009 2010 2009 Interest income: Available-for-sale $ 11,823 $ -- $ 27,064 $ -- securities Trading securities 15 -- 15 -- Cash and cash equivalents 27 1 70 56 Total interest income 11,865 1 27,149 56 Interest expense 1,395 -- 2,777 -- Net interest income 10,470 1 24,372 56 Other income: Gain on sale of investment 2,577 -- 4,608 -- securities, net Loss on interest rate swap (4,436 ) -- (10,037 ) -- agreements Gain on other derivative 3,098 -- 4,197 -- instruments Total other income 1,239 -- (1,232 ) -- Expenses: Management fees 862 -- 2,068 -- Operating expenses 1,213 1,040 3,332 2,746 Total expenses 2,075 1,040 5,400 2,746 Net income (loss) before 9,634 (1,039 ) 17,740 (2,690 ) income taxes Benefit from income taxes 246 119 1,555 366 Net income (loss) 9,880 (920 ) 19,295 (2,324 ) Accretion of Trust Account income relating to common stock subject to possible -- (25 ) -- (93 ) conversion Net income (loss) attributable to common $ 9,880 $ (945 ) $ 19,295 $ (2,417 ) stockholders Net income (loss) available per share to common stockholders: Basic $ 0.38 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.93 $ (0.10 ) Diluted $ 0.38 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.93 $ (0.10 ) Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 26,067,590 24,936,558 20,654,958 24,936,558 Diluted 26,126,212 24,936,558 20,691,461 24,936,558 Comprehensive income (loss): Net income (loss) $ 9,880 $ (945 ) $ 19,295 $ (2,417 ) Other comprehensive income Net unrealized gain on available-for-sale 14,229 -- 17,001 -- securities, net of tax Other comprehensive income 14,229 -- 17,001 -- Comprehensive income (loss) $ 24,109 $ (945 ) $ 36,296 $ (2,417 )
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP. RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION (UNAUDITED) (dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 2009 2010 2009 Reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders to Core Earnings: Net income (loss) attributable $ 9,880 $ (945 ) $ 19,295 $ (2,417 ) to common stockholders Adjustments for non-core earnings: Gain on sales of securities, (2,494 ) -- (4,525 ) -- net of tax Unrealized loss on interest rate 361 -- 3,795 -- swap agreements, net of tax Realized loss on termination 2,486 2,486 of swaps, net of tax Gain on other derivative (2,665 ) -- (3,790 ) -- instruments, net of tax Core Earnings $ 7,568 $ (945 ) $ 17,261 $ (2,417 ) Weighted average shares 26,126,212 20,691,461 outstanding - diluted Core Earnings per weighted average share $ 0.29 NM $ 0.83 NM outstanding - diluted Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 2009 2010 2009 Reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders to Adjusted GAAP Earnings: Net income (loss) attributable $ 9,880 $ (945 ) $ 19,295 $ (2,417 ) to common stockholders Adjustments to GAAP Net Income: Unrealized loss on interest rate 361 -- 3,795 -- swap agreements, net of tax Adjusted GAAP $ 10,241 $ (945 ) $ 23,090 $ (2,417 ) Earnings Weighted average shares 26,126,212 20,691,461 outstanding - diluted Adjusted GAAP Earnings per weighted $ 0.39 NM $ 1.12 NM average share outstanding - diluted NM = not meaningful
Source: Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Released November 8, 2010