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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 14, 2020

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Maryland
001-34766
26-1908763
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201
 
 
Vero Beach,
Florida
 
32963
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(772) 617-4340
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

n/a
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
 
Trading symbols
 
Name of Exchange on which registered
Preferred Stock, 7.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable
 
ARR-PRC
 
New York Stock Exchange
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
 
ARR
 
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).        

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by a check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act






Item 7.01.    Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 14, 2020, ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (“ARMOUR”) produced for distribution a slide deck presentation, which contains updates on ARMOUR's financial position, business and operations. Attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report is the slide deck presentation produced by ARMOUR.

The slide deck presentation attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 is furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed filed in this or any other filing of ARMOUR under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in any such filing.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
 
 
Exhibit No.
Description
99.1
104
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: May 14, 2020

ARMOUR RESIDENTIAL REIT, INC.

By: /s/ Mark Gruber 
Name: Mark Gruber
Title: Chief Investment Officer





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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

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ARMOUR RESIDENTIAL REIT, Inc. Company Update 5/14/2020 ARMOUR seeks to create shareholder value through thoughtful investment and risk management that produces current yield and superior risk adjusted returns over the long term.  Our focus on residential real estate finance supports home ownership for a broad and diverse spectrum of Americans by bringing private capital into the mortgage markets. Please note that this update is as of 05/13/20, as we feel the most current information is best suited for our shareholders. We will return to our normal monthly sequences in the future.


 
PLEASE READ: Important Regulatory and Yield Estimate Risk Disclosures 2 • Certain statements made in this presentation regarding ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (“ARMOUR” or the “Company”), and any other statements regarding ARMOUR’s future expectations, beliefs, goals or prospects constitute forward-looking statements made within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates” and similar expressions) should also be considered forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the projections for ARMOUR’s business and plans for future growth and operational improvements. A number of important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. ARMOUR assumes no obligation to update the information in this communication, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. • This material is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any securities or financial instruments. The statements, information and estimates contained herein are based on information that the company believes to be reliable as of today's date unless otherwise indicated, but cannot be represented that such statements, information or estimates are complete or accurate. • Actual realized yields, durations and net durations described herein will depend on a number of factors that cannot be predicted with certainty. Estimated yields do not reflect any of the costs of operation of ARMOUR. • THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN IS UNAUDITED AND UNREVIEWED.


 
ARMOUR Overview 3 ARMOUR invests in and manages a leveraged portfolio of mortgage-related assets and U.S. government securities. 1 Stockholders' Equity and Liquidity • March 31, 2020 stockholders' equity totaled $786 million, including the 7.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ("Series C Preferred") with liquidation preference totaling $133 million. • May 13, 2020 liquidity was $455 million, consisting of $256 million cash, $132 million unlevered Agency and Treasury securities, and $67 million in receivables. 2 Dividend Policy • ARMOUR pays dividends monthly. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ARMOUR has not yet announced a dividend rate for Q2 2020. • Since inception in November 2009, ARMOUR has paid out $1.6 billion in dividends.(1) 3 Shareholder Alignment • Returned $391 million through share repurchases and return of capital since May 2013. • Senior management has made open market purchases of $4.9 million of stock since 2016. • Managed preferred shares through repurchases, calls, and refinancing to maximize value in capital structure. 4 Transparency and Governance • Updated portfolio and liability details can be found monthly at www.armourreit.com. • Non-Executive Board Chairman and separate Lead Independent Director. 5 ARMOUR REIT Manager • ARMOUR REIT is externally managed by ARMOUR Capital Management LP. (1) Includes both common and preferred stock dividends through April 2020. Information as of 05/13/2020


 
ARMOUR Portfolio Composition 4 Estimated % of Current Value Weighted Average Weighted Average Weighted Average Effective Securities Portfolio (millions) Book Price Market Price Net/Gross Coupon Duration Agency ARMs & Hybrids 0.5% $33.7 102.0% 102.7% 3.40/3.96 1.34 Agency Multifamily Ballooning in 120 Months or Less 18.8% $1,239.3 102.5% 116.7% 3.69/4.59 7.30 Agency Fixed Rates Maturing Between 0 and 180 Months 16.8% $1,104.3 105.2% 105.6% 2.78/3.44 3.81 Agency Fixed Rates Maturing Between 181 and 240 Months 0.0% $1.1 107.9% 111.4% 4.25/5.37 3.67 Agency Fixed Rates Maturing Between 241 and 360 Months 37.6% $2,478.5 106.0% 108.4% 3.84/4.47 2.38 Agency Portfolio 73.7% $4,857.0 104.9% 109.8% 3.56/4.27 3.95 Agency 15Y TBA Long Positions 15.7% $1,037.2 103.6% 103.7% 2.25/ N/A 2.88 Agency 30Y TBA Long Positions 7.8% $517.3 103.7% 103.5% 2.50/ N/A 2.68 Net TBA Positions 23.6% $1,554.6 103.7% 103.6% 2.33/ N/A 2.81 Credit Risk Transfer 2.7% $179.6 97.9% 75.0% 3.41/4.06 5.27 Credit Risk Portfolio 2.7% $179.6 97.9% 75.0% 3.41/4.06 5.27 Total Portfolio 100.0% $6,591.1 104.3% 106.9% 3.26/4.00 3.72 • Approximately 90% of ARMOUR's Agency portfolio (excluding TBA positions) benefits from favorable prepayment characteristics, including: ◦ 26% have prepayment penalties (DUS). ◦ 48% have loan balances less than or equal to 225k. ◦ 17% have loan-to-value ratios greater than 95%, FICO scores of less than 700 or seasoning of greater than 24 months. Information as of 05/13/2020. Portfolio value is based on independent third-party pricing. Information includes estimates of the effect of forward settling trades. Some totals may not foot due to rounding.


 
ARMOUR Hedging and Financing Composition 5 Interest Rate Swap Breakdown by Months to Maturity Interest Rate Swap Breakdown by Floating Rate Index 2,000 Total Swap Position is ) s n $5.3B with a weighted o i l average maturity of 49 l 1,500 i months. m n i ( 1,000 l a Secured Overnight n n Financing Rate: o i t 500 42.4% o N 0 s s s s s s s s Fed Funds: 57.6% th th th th th th th th n n n n n n n n o o o o o o o o M M M M M M M M 2 4 6 8 0 2 4 0 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 2 - - - - - - - 1 0 3 5 7 9 1 3 - 1 2 3 4 6 7 9 0 1 Repurchase Agreements Longest Principal Wtd. Avg. Wtd. Avg. Remaining Borrowed % of Repo Original Remaining Term in 6 Repo Counterparty (millions) Positions Term Days Days BUCKLER Securities LLC (1) $3,183 69% 27 14 18 All Other Counterparties (2) $1,455 31% 31 23 21 Total or Wtd. Avg. $4,638 100% 28 17 (1) Affiliated with ARMOUR. (2) ARMOUR is currently borrowing from 16 repo counterparties. Information as of 05/13/2020. Some totals may not foot due to rounding.


 
ARMOUR's Agency Portfolio Constant Prepayment Rates ("CPR") 6 Trailing Twelve Month Portfolio CPR 25 20 15 10 5 0 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 y e ly st r r r r y y h il y a n u u e e e e ar ar rc r a M u J g b b b b u u a p M J u m to m m n r A A te c ve ce a b M p O o e J Fe Se N D Constant Prepayment Rate ("CPR") is the annualized equivalent of single monthly mortality ("SMM"). CPR attempts to predict the percentage of principal that will prepay over the next twelve months based on historical principal pay downs. CPR is reported on the 4th business day of the month for the previous month's prepayment activity.


 
ARMOUR Net Interest Margin 7 Net Interest Margin Analysis 4 3 t n e c r 2 e P 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Asset Yield Cost of Funds including Hedges Net Interest Margin


 
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. 3001 Ocean Drive Suite 201 Vero Beach, FL 32963 armourreit.com 772-617-4340


 
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