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Section 1: 8-K (ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET CORPORATION 8-K)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


FORM 8‑K

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


May 7, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET CORPORATION.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Maryland
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

001-13709
52-2059785
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1299 Ocean Avenue, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, California
90401
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

(310) 255-4493
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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:

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    ☐
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by 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 2.02.
Results of Operation and Financial Condition.

On May 7, 2020, Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (“Anworth”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. A copy of that release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and Item 9.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

As discussed therein, the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These forward-looking statements relate to Anworth’s current expectations and are subject to the limitations and qualifications set forth in the press release as well as in Anworth’s other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, that actual events and/or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a)
 
Not Applicable.
     
(b)
 
Not Applicable.
     
(c)
 
Not Applicable.
     
(d)
 
Exhibits.
     
   
Exhibit 99.1
     
   
Press Release dated May 7, 2020 announcing Anworth’s financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

SIGNATURES

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

 
ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
Date: May 7, 2020
By:
/s/ Charles J. Siegel
 
 
 
         Title:  Chief Financial Officer


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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

Anworth Reports First Quarter Financial Results

SANTA MONICA, Calif--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2020--Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH) (the “Company” or “Anworth”) today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter Updates

The Coronavirus pandemic has negatively and adversely impacted the U.S. and global economies, financial markets, and our financial condition and results of operations. In our March 20, 2020 and April 3, 2020 press releases, we provided updates about the highly-volatile market conditions and the estimated effects on our book value per common share, our repurchase agreement (“repo”) financing, and sales of our investment portfolios, particularly our Non-Agency MBS. Due to significant declines in the market value of our Non-Agency MBS during this period, we sold a significant amount of our Non-Agency MBS in order to reduce leverage, maintain adequate liquidity, pay-down our balances with our repo lenders, and preserve over-collateralization for our repo lenders. As a result, we recorded a loss on the sale of these securities of approximately $55.4 million. At March 31, 2020, we changed the designation of our Non-Agency MBS from available-for-sale securities to trading securities. This required that unrealized losses at March 31, 2020 of approximately $60 million were recognized in our statements of operations instead of being recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income, as had previously been done.

Earnings

The following table summarizes the Company’s core earnings, GAAP net loss to common stockholders, and comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Per

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

Earnings

 

Share

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Core earnings

 

$

8,736

 

 

$

0.09

 

GAAP net loss to common stockholders

 

$

(188,118

)

 

$

(1.90

)

Comprehensive income

 

$

(185,845

)

 

$

(1.88

)

Core earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is explained and reconciled to GAAP net loss to common stockholders in the section entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures Related to Operating Results” near the end of this earnings release. Comprehensive income is shown on our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income, which is included in this earnings release. Comprehensive income consists of net loss to all stockholders (including the amounts paid to preferred stockholders) and the change in other comprehensive income.


Portfolio

At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the composition of our portfolio at fair value was as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

Dollar Amount

 

Percentage

 

 

Dollar Amount

 

Percentage

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

Agency MBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMS and hybrid ARMs

 

$

710,037

 

20.8

%

 

$

789,468

 

15.7

%

Fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

1,690,223

 

49.6

 

 

 

2,720,583

 

54.1

 

TBA Agency MBS

 

 

157,266

 

4.6

 

 

 

253,516

 

5.0

 

Total Agency MBS

 

$

2,557,526

 

75.0

%

 

$

3,763,567

 

74.8

%

Non-Agency MBS

 

 

281,686

 

8.3

 

 

 

643,610

 

12.8

 

Residential mortgage loans held-for-investment through consolidated securitization trusts(1)

 

 

416,571

 

12.2

 

 

 

458,348

 

9.1

 

Residential mortgage loans held-for-securitization

 

 

141,645

 

4.1

 

 

 

152,922

 

3.0

 

Residential real estate

 

 

13,260

 

0.4

 

 

 

13,499

 

0.3

 

Total Portfolio

 

$

3,410,688

 

100.0

%

 

$

5,031,946

 

100.0

%

Total Assets(2)

 

$

3,705,183

 

 

 

 

$

5,191,616

 

 

 

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(1)

Residential mortgage loans owned by consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”) can only be used to settle obligations and liabilities of the VIEs, for which creditors do not have recourse to us.

(2)

Includes TBA Agency MBS.

Agency MBS

At March 31, 2020, the allocation of our agency mortgage-backed securities (“Agency MBS”) was approximately 28% adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS, 66% fixed-rate Agency MBS, and 6% fixed-rate TBA Agency MBS. At December 31, 2019, the allocation of our agency mortgage-backed securities (“Agency MBS”) was approximately 21% adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS, 72% fixed-rate Agency MBS, and 7% fixed-rate TBA Agency MBS, both periods of which are detailed in the table below:


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

March 31,


December 31,

 

 

2020


2019

 

 

(dollar amounts in thousands)

 

 

(unaudited)

Fair value of Agency MBS and TBA Agency MBS

 

$

2,557,526

 


$

3,763,567

 

Adjustable-rate Agency MBS coupon reset (less than 1 year)

 

 

17

%


 

13

%

Hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS coupon reset (1-3 years)

 

 

3

 


 

2

 

Hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS coupon reset (3-5 years)

 

 

4

 


 

3

 

Hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS coupon reset (greater than 5 years)

 

 

4

 


 

3

 

Total adjustable-rate Agency MBS

 

 

28

%


 

21

%

15-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

2

 


 

1

 

20-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

7

 


 

5

 

30-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

57

 


 

66

 

30-year fixed-rate TBA Agency MBS

 

 

6

 


 

7

 

Total MBS

 

 

100

%


 

100

%

At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the summary statistics of our Agency MBS and TBA Agency MBS were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

March 31, 2020

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Market

 

 

Coupon

 

Cost

 

 

Price

 

 

 

(unaudited)


Agency MBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustable-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.78

%

 

101.91

%

 

$

102.70

Hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS

 

 

2.78

 

 

102.09

 

 

 

103.88

15-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.50

 

 

101.75

 

 

 

105.52

20-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.56

 

 

103.83

 

 

 

107.38

30-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.79

 

 

102.54

 

 

 

106.91

Total Agency MBS:

 

 

3.64

%

 

102.47

%

 

$

106.03

Average asset yield (weighted average coupon divided by average amortized cost)

 

 

3.56

%

 

 

 

 

 

Unamortized premium

 

$

55.9 million

 

 

 

 

Unamortized premium as a percentage of par value

 

 

2.47

%

 

 

 

 

 

Premium amortization expense on Agency MBS for the respective quarter

 

$

6.5 million

 

 

 

 

TBA Agency MBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-year fixed-rate TBA Agency MBS

 

 

3.00

%

 

102.78

%

 

$

103.14



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Fair Market

 

 

Coupon


 

Cost

 

 

Price

 

 

 

(unaudited)


Agency MBS:

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Adjustable-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.95

%


 

102.04

%

 

$

104.24

Hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS

 

 

2.78

 


 

102.11

 

 

 

101.67

15-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.50

 


 

101.81

 

 

 

103.92

20-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.56

 


 

103.96

 

 

 

104.65

30-year fixed-rate Agency MBS

 

 

3.56

 


 

102.33

 

 

 

103.75

Total Agency MBS:

 

 

3.54

%


 

102.35

%

 

$

104.00

Average asset yield (weighted average coupon divided by average amortized cost)

 

 

3.46

%


 

 

 

 

 

Unamortized premium

 

$

79.4 million

 

 

 

 

Unamortized premium as a percentage of par value

 

 

2.35

%


 

 

 

 

 

Premium amortization expense on Agency MBS for the respective quarter

 

$

7.0 million

 

 

 

 

TBA Agency MBS:

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

30-year fixed-rate TBA Agency MBS

 

 

3.00

%


 

101.19

%

 

$

101.41

At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the constant prepayment rate (“CPR”) and weighted average term to next interest rate reset of our Agency MBS were as follows:

 

 

 


 

 

 

March 31,


December 31,

 

 

2020


2019

 

 

(unaudited)

Constant prepayment rate (CPR) of Agency MBS

 

18

%


25

%

Constant prepayment rate (CPR) of adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate Agency MBS

 

25

%


32

%

Weighted average term to next interest rate reset on Agency MBS

 

25 months


24 months

The following tables summarize our fixed-rate Agency MBS at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

Remaining

 

 

 

Market

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Market

 

Average

 

Term

 

 

 

Value

 

 

Cost

 

 

Price

 

Coupon

 

(Years)

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-Year Fixed-Rate Agency MBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.00%

 

$

228,191

 

$

102.24

 

$

105.22

 

3.00

%

 

29.7

3.50%

 

 

292,842

 

 

103.38

 

 

106.34

 

3.50

 

 

28.3

4.00%

 

 

829,092

 

 

102.30

 

 

107.28

 

4.00

 

 

28.4

≥4.5%

 

 

103,145

 

 

102.75

 

 

109.36

 

4.78

 

 

26.4

 

 

$

1,453,270

 

$

102.54

 

$

106.91

 

3.79

%

 

28.4

15-Year to 20-Year Fixed-Rate Agency MBS

 

 

236,953

 

 

103.43

 

 

107.02

 

3.55

 

 

16.3

Total Fixed-Rate Agency MBS

 

$

1,690,223

 

$

102.66

 

$

106.92

 

3.76

%

 

26.7


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

Remaining

 

 

 

Market

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Market

 

Average

 

Term

 

 

 

Value

 

 

Cost

 

 

Price

 

Coupon

 

(Years)

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-Year Fixed-Rate Agency MBS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.00%

 

$

872,360

 

$

101.61

 

$

101.73

 

3.00

%

 

29.9

3.50%

 

 

599,568

 

 

103.09

 

 

103.72

 

3.50

 

 

29.1

4.00%

 

 

869,749

 

 

102.42

 

 

105.43

 

4.00

 

 

28.7

≥4.5%

 

 

136,103

 

 

103.12

 

 

106.55

 

4.71

 

 

27.1

 

 

$

2,477,780

 

$

102.33

 

$

103.75

 

3.56

%

 

29.1

15-Year to 20-Year Fixed-Rate Agency MBS

 

 

242,803

 

 

103.53

 

 

104.50

 

3.55

 

 

16.5

Total Fixed-Rate Agency MBS

 

$

2,720,583

 

$

102.43

 

$

103.81

 

3.56

%

 

28.0

Non-Agency MBS

At March 31, 2020, our Non-Agency MBS were designated as trading securities and are carried at fair value.

The following tables summarize our Non-Agency MBS at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

(dollar amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 

Fair

 

Amortized

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Market

 

Portfolio Type

 

Value

 

Cost

 

 

Principal

 

Coupon

 

 

 

Price

 

Legacy Non-Agency MBS (pre-2008)

 

$

204,777

 

$

204,777

 

$

360,905

 

5.58

%

 

$

56.74

 

Non-performing

 

 

2,355

 

 

2,355

 

 

3,000

 

5.62

 

 

 

78.50

 

Credit Risk Transfer

 

 

74,554

 

 

74,554

 

 

96,625

 

4.18

 

 

 

77.16

 

Total Non-Agency MBS

 

$

281,686

 

$

281,686

 

$

460,530

 

5.29

%

 

$

61.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

(dollar amounts in thousands

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average

 

 

 

Fair

 

Amortized

 

Current

 

 

 

 

Fair Market

 

Portfolio Type

 

Value

 

Cost

 

Principal

 

Coupon

 

 

Price

 

Legacy Non-Agency MBS (pre-2008)

 

$

497,408

 

$

477,785

 

$

655,447

 

5.52

%

 

$

75.89

 

Non-performing

 

 

11,051

 

 

10,938

 

 

11,000

 

5.50

 

 

 

100.47

 

Credit Risk Transfer

 

 

135,150

 

 

124,852

 

 

135,489

 

4.20

 

 

 

99.75

 

Total Non-Agency MBS

 

$

643,609

 

$

613,575

 

$

801,936

 

5.30

%

 

$

80.26

 


Residential Mortgage Loans Held-for-Investment

The following table summarizes our residential mortgage loans held-for-investment at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

(unaudited)

Residential mortgage loans held-for-investment through consolidated securitization trusts

 

$

416,571

 

$

458,348

Asset-backed securities issued by securitization trusts

 

 

407,243

 

 

448,987

Retained interest in loans held in securitization trusts

 

$

9,328

 

$

9,361

Residential Mortgage Loans Held-for-Securitization

The following table summarizes our residential mortgage loans held-for-securitization at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

(unaudited)

Residential mortgage loans held-for-securitization

 

$

141,645

 

$

152,922

Amount outstanding on warehouse line of credit

 

$

116,221

 

$

133,811

Payable for purchased loans

 

$

 

$

5,545

At March 31, 2020, our estimated fair value (in thousands) of the residential mortgage loans held-for-securitization was $126,809.

Residential Properties Portfolio

At March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2019, Anworth Properties Inc. owned 84 and 85 single-family residential rental properties, respectively, located in Southeastern Florida that were carried at a total cost, net of accumulated depreciation, of $13.3 million and $13.6 million, respectively. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, we sold one property for a gain of approximately $78 thousand.

MBS Portfolio Financing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

Agency

 

Non-Agency

 

Total

 

 

MBS

 

MBS

 

MBS

 

 

(dollar amounts in thousands)

 

 

(unaudited)

Repurchase Agreements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding repurchase agreement balance

 

$

2,203,224

 

 

$

269,910

 

 

$

2,473,134

 

Average interest rate

 

 

1.76

%

 

 

2.64

%

 

 

1.86

%

Average maturity

 

 

30 days

 

 

16 days

 

 

29 days

Average interest rate after adjusting for interest rate swaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.15

%

Average maturity after adjusting for interest rate swaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

859 days


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Agency

 

Non-Agency

 

Total

 

 

MBS

 

MBS

 

MBS

 

 

(dollar amounts in thousands)

 

 

(unaudited)

Repurchase Agreements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding repurchase agreement balance

 

$

3,230,000

 

 

$

427,873

 

 

$

3,657,873

 

Average interest rate

 

 

1.97

%

 

 

2.80

%

 

 

2.07

%

Average maturity

 

 

30 days

 

 

11 days

 

 

28 days

Average interest rate after adjusting for interest rate swaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.13

%

Average maturity after adjusting for interest rate swaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

978 days

Portfolio Leverage

At March 31, 2020, our leverage multiple was 6.1x. The leverage multiple is calculated by dividing our repurchase agreements and credit line outstanding by the aggregate of common stockholders’ equity plus preferred stock and junior subordinated notes. The effective leverage, which includes the effect of TBA dollar roll financing, was 6.5x at March 31, 2020. At December 31, 2019, our leverage multiple was 6.2x and the effective leverage was 6.64x.

Interest Rate Swaps

At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, our interest rate swap agreements (“swaps”) had the following notional amounts, weighted average fixed rates, and remaining terms:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

Remaining

 

Remaining

 

 

Notional

 

Fixed

 

Term in

 

Term in

Maturity

 

Amount

 

Rate

 

Months

 

Years

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than 12 months

 

$

316,000

 

1.69

%

4

 

0.3

1 year to 2 years

 

 

25,000

 

1.50

 

20

 

1.7

2 years to 3 years

 

 

55,000

 

1.48

 

31

 

2.6

3 years to 4 years

 

 

115,000

 

1.52

 

43

 

3.6

4 years to 5 years

 

 

225,000

 

1.73

 

60

 

4.7

5 years to 7 years

 

 

390,000

 

2.60

 

85

 

7.1

7 years to 10 years

 

 

150,000

 

2.97

 

102

 

8.5

 

 

$

1,276,000

 

2.10

%

55

 

4.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

Remaining

 

Remaining

 

 

Notional

 

Fixed

 

Term in

 

Term in

Maturity

 

Amount

 

Rate

 

Months

 

Years

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than 12 months

 

$

541,000

 

1.70

%

7

 

0.6

1 year to 2 years

 

 

190,000

 

1.63

 

21

 

1.8

2 years to 3 years

 

 

335,000

 

1.65

 

34

 

2.8

3 years to 4 years

 

 

295,000

 

1.71

 

45

 

3.8

4 years to 5 years

 

 

550,000

 

2.18

 

61

 

4.7

5 years to 7 years

 

 

390,000

 

2.51

 

85

 

7.1

7 years to 10 years

 

 

200,000

 

2.94

 

103

 

8.6

 

 

$

2,501,000

 

2.02

%

48

 

4.0


Effective Net Interest Rate Spread

 

 

 


 

 

 

March 31,


December 31,

 

 

2020


2019

 

 

(unaudited)

Average asset yield, including TBA dollar roll income

 

3.34

%


3.46

%

Effective cost of funds

 

2.38

 


2.57

 

Effective net interest rate spread

 

0.96

%


0.89

%

Certain components of our effective net interest rate spread are non-GAAP financial measures, which are explained and reconciled to the nearest comparable GAAP financial measures in the section entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures Related to Operating Results” at the end of this earnings release.

Book Value per Common Share

At March 31, 2020, our book value was $2.69 per share of common stock, which was a decrease of $1.91 from $4.60 at December 31, 2019.

There was no common stock dividend declared during the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The $1.91 decrease in book value per common share from the prior quarter resulted in a negative return on book value per common share of (41.5)% for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Subsequent Events

On April 21, 2020, we declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.05 per share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Based upon the closing price of $1.13 on March 31, 2020, the annualized dividend yield on our common stock at March 31, 2020 would have been 17.7%. As announced in the Company's press release dated March 20, 2020, the declaration of this quarterly common stock dividend was delayed due to volatile market conditions at that time. It is our expectation that the second quarter and subsequent quarterly dividends will be declared and paid according to their customary schedule.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, 10:00 AM Pacific Time, to discuss our first quarter 2020 results. The dial-in number for the conference call is 877-504-2731 for U.S. callers (international callers should dial 412-902-6640 and Canadian callers should dial 855-669-9657). When dialing in, participants should ask to be connected to the Anworth Mortgage earnings call. Replays of the call will be available for a 7-day period commencing at 3:00 PM Eastern Time on May 8, 2020. The dial-in number for the replay is 877-344-7529 for U.S. callers (Canadian callers should dial 855-669-9658 and international callers should dial 412-317-0088) and the conference number is 10143922. The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet, which can be accessed on our website at http://www.anworth.com through the corresponding link located at the top of the home page.

Investors interested in participating in our Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan (our “DRP Plan”), or receiving a copy of the DRP Plan’s prospectus, may do so by contacting our Plan Administrator, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, at 877-248-6410. For more information about our Plan, interested investors may also visit our Plan Administrator’s website at http://www.amstock.com/investpower/new_dp.asp or our website at http://www.anworth.com.


About Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation

We are an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (“REIT”). We invest primarily in mortgage-backed securities that are either rated “investment grade” or are guaranteed by federally sponsored enterprises, such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. We seek to generate income for distribution to our shareholders primarily based on the difference between the yield on our mortgage assets and the cost of our borrowings. We are managed by Anworth Management LLC (our “Manager”), pursuant to a management agreement. Our Manager is subject to the supervision and direction of our Board and is responsible for (i) the selection, purchase, and sale of our investment portfolio; (ii) our financing and hedging activities; and (iii) providing us with portfolio management, administrative, and other services relating to our assets and operations as may be appropriate. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ANH.” Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is a component of the Russell 2000® Index.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements, which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control) may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may, ” “will, ” “believe, ” “expect, ” “anticipate, ” “assume,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue, ” or other similar terms or variations on those terms or the negative of those terms. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in interest rates; changes in the market value of our mortgage-backed securities; changes in the yield curve; the availability of mortgage-backed securities for purchase; increases in the prepayment rates on the mortgage loans securing our mortgage-backed securities; our ability to use borrowings to finance our assets and, if available, the terms of any financing; risks associated with investing in mortgage-related assets; the scope and duration of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, including actions taken by governmental authorities to contain the spread of the virus, and the impact on our business and the general economy; changes in business conditions and the general economy; implementation of or changes in government regulations affecting our business; our ability to maintain our qualification as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes; our ability to maintain an exemption from the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; risks associated with our home rental business; and our Manager’s ability to manage our growth. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings discuss the most significant risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.


ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

(audited)

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available-for-sale Agency MBS at fair value (including $2,319,446 and $2,764,330 pledged to counterparties at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively); amortized cost of $2,319,638 and $2,799,448 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, net of allowance for credit losses of $0 and $0 at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

$

2,400,260

 

 

$

2,853,131

 

Trading Agency MBS at fair value (including $0 and $655,045 pledged to counterparties at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

656,920

 

Available-for-sale Non-Agency MBS at fair value (including $0 and $535,135 pledged to counterparties at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively); amortized cost of $0 and $613,576 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, net of allowance for credit losses of $0 and $0 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

643,610

 

Trading Non-Agency MBS at fair value (including $277,960 and $0 pledged to counterparties at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

 

281,686

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage loans held-for-securitization, net of allowance for credit losses of $56 at March 31, 2020 and $0 at December 31, 2019

 

 

141,645

 

 

 

152,922

 

Residential mortgage loans held-for-investment through consolidated securitization trusts, net of allowances for credit losses of $167 at March 31, 2020 and $175 at December 31, 2019(1)

 

 

416,571

 

 

 

458,348

 

Residential real estate

 

 

13,260

 

 

 

13,499

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

55,561

 

 

 

8,236

 

Reverse repurchase agreements

 

 

 

 

 

15,000

 

Restricted cash

 

 

152,453

 

 

 

104,699

 

Interest receivable

 

 

12,279

 

 

 

16,398

 

Derivative instruments at fair value

 

 

3,094

 

 

 

5,833

 

Right to use asset-operating lease

 

 

1,121

 

 

 

1,256

 

Receivable for sold securities

 

 

65,828

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

7,253

 

 

 

8,779

 

Total Assets

 

$

3,551,011

 

 

$

4,938,631

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued interest payable

 

$

11,942

 

 

$

16,757

 

Repurchase agreements

 

 

2,473,134

 

 

 

3,657,873

 

Warehouse line of credit

 

 

116,221

 

 

 

133,811

 

Asset-backed securities issued by securitization trusts(1)

 

 

407,243

 

 

 

448,987

 

Junior subordinated notes

 

 

37,380

 

 

 

37,380

 

Derivative instruments at fair value

 

 

102,802

 

 

 

52,197

 

Derivative counterparty margin

 

 

6,633

 

 

 

367

 

Dividends payable on preferred stock

 

 

2,297

 

 

 

2,297

 

Dividends payable on common stock

 

 

 

 

 

8,897

 

Payable for purchased loans

 

 

 

 

 

5,545

 

Payable for terminated swaps

 

 

4,091

 

 

 

 

Payable to counterparty

 

 

3,098

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

1,312

 

Long-term lease obligation

 

 

1,121

 

 

 

1,256

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

3,166,962

 

 

$

4,366,679

 

Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock: par value $0.01 per share; liquidating preference $25.00 per share ($19,494 and $19,494, respectively); 780 and 780 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

 

$

19,455

 

 

$

19,455

 

Stockholders' Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock: par value $0.01 per share; liquidating preference $25.00 per share ($47,984 and $47,984, respectively); 1,919 and 1,919 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

 

$

46,537

 

 

$

46,537

 

Series C Cumulative Preferred Stock: par value $0.01 per share; liquidating preference $25.00 per share ($50,257 and $50,257, respectively); 2,010 and 2,010 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

 

 

48,626

 

 

 

48,626

 

Common Stock: par value $0.01 per share; authorized 200,000 shares, 98,936 and 98,849 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

 

 

989

 

 

 

988

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

983,669

 

 

 

983,401

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income consisting of unrealized gains and losses

 

 

65,960

 

 

 

65,984

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(781,187

)

 

 

(593,039

)

Total Stockholders' Equity

 

$

364,594

 

 

$

552,497

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

$

3,551,011

 

 

$

4,938,631

 

(1)

The consolidated balance sheets include assets of consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”) that can only be used to settle obligations and liabilities of the VIEs for which creditors do not have recourse to the Company. At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, total assets of the consolidated VIEs were $418 million and $460 million (including accrued interest receivable of $1.3 million and $1.5 million), respectively (which are recorded above in the line item, “Interest receivable”), and total liabilities were $409 million and $450 million (including accrued interest payable of $1.3 million and $1.4 million), respectively (which are recorded above in the line item, “Accrued interest payable”).


ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except for per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Interest and other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest-Agency MBS

 

$

21,258

 

 

$

25,711

 

Interest-Non-Agency MBS

 

 

8,120

 

 

 

10,466

 

Interest-securitized residential mortgage loans

 

 

4,391

 

 

 

5,368

 

Interest-residential mortgage loans held-for-securitization

 

 

1,820

 

 

 

86

 

Other interest income

 

 

174

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

35,763

 

 

 

41,650

 

Interest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense on repurchase agreements

 

 

17,278

 

 

 

27,136

 

Interest expense on asset-backed securities

 

 

4,225

 

 

 

5,200

 

Interest expense on warehouse line of credit

 

 

1,412

 

 

 

234

 

Interest expense on junior subordinated notes

 

 

472

 

 

 

547

 

 

 

 

23,387

 

 

 

33,117

 

Net interest income

 

 

12,376

 

 

 

8,533

 

Provision for credit losses on loans

 

 

(56

)

 

 

 

Net interest income after provision for credit losses

 

 

12,320

 

 

 

8,533

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management fee to related party

 

 

(1,528

)

 

 

(1,724

)

Rental properties depreciation and expenses

 

 

(443

)

 

 

(355

)

General and administrative expenses

 

 

(1,089

)

 

 

(967

)

Total operating expenses

 

 

(3,060

)

 

 

(3,046

)

Other income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income-rental properties

 

 

454

 

 

 

436

 

Realized net gain (loss) on sales of available-for-sale Agency MBS

 

 

5,710

 

 

 

(6,147

)

Realized net gain (loss) on sales of Agency MBS held as trading investments

 

 

3,981

 

 

 

(7,363

)

Realized net (loss) on sales of Non-Agency MBS

 

 

(55,390

)

 

 

 

Unrealized net (loss) on Non-Agency MBS held as trading investments

 

 

(59,982

)

 

 

 

Unrealized (loss) gain on Agency MBS held as trading investments

 

 

(1,141

)

 

 

14,906

 

Gain on sale of residential properties

 

 

78

 

 

 

 

(Loss) on derivatives, net

 

 

(88,791

)

 

 

(27,289

)

Total other (loss)

 

 

(195,081

)

 

 

(25,457

)

Net (loss)

 

$

(185,821

)

 

$

(19,970

)

Dividends on preferred stock

 

 

(2,297

)

 

 

(2,297

)

Net (loss) to common stockholders

 

$

(188,118

)

 

$

(22,267

)

Basic (loss) per common share

 

$

(1.90

)

 

$

(0.23

)

Diluted (loss) per common share

 

$

(1.90

)

 

$

(0.23

)

Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

98,823

 

 

 

98,537

 

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

98,823

 

 

 

98,537

 


ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands, except for per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Net (loss)

 

$

(185,821

)

 

$

(19,970

)

Available-for-sale Agency MBS, fair value adjustment

 

 

34,831

 

 

 

25,109

 

Reclassification adjustment for (gain) loss on sales of Agency MBS included in net (loss)

 

 

(5,710

)

 

 

6,169

 

Available-for-sale Non-Agency MBS, fair value adjustment

 

 

(85,424

)

 

 

8,187

 

Reclassification adjustment for loss (gain) on sales of Non-Agency MBS included in net (loss)

 

 

55,390

 

 

 

(22

)

Amortization of unrealized gains on interest rate swaps remaining in other comprehensive income

 

 

889

 

 

 

1,003

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

 

 

(24

)

 

 

40,446

 

Comprehensive (loss) income


$

(185,845

)


$

20,476



Non-GAAP Financial Measures Related to Operating Results

In addition to our operating results presented in accordance with GAAP, the following tables include the following non-GAAP financial measures: core earnings (including per common share), total interest income, and average asset yield, including TBA dollar roll income, paydown expense on Agency MBS, and effective total interest expense and effective cost of funds. The first table below reconciles our “Net loss to common stockholders” for the three months ended March 31, 2020 to core earnings for the same period. Core earnings represents “Net loss to common stockholders” (which is the nearest comparable GAAP measure), adjusted for the items shown in the table below. The second table below reconciles our total interest and other income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 (which is the nearest comparable GAAP measure) to our total interest income and average asset yield, including TBA dollar roll income, and shows the annualized amounts as a percentage of our average earning assets, and also reconciles our total interest expense (which is the nearest comparable GAAP measure) to our effective total interest expense and effective cost of funds and shows the annualized amounts as a percentage of our average borrowings.

The Company’s management believes that:

  • these non-GAAP financial measures are useful because they provide investors with greater transparency to the information that we use in our financial and operational decision-making process;
  • the inclusion of paydown expense on Agency MBS is more indicative of the current earnings potential of our investment portfolio, as it reflects the actual principal paydowns which occurred during the period. Paydown expense on Agency MBS is not dependent on future assumptions on prepayments, or the cumulative effect from prior periods of any current changes to those assumptions, as is the case with the GAAP measure, “Premium amortization on Agency MBS”;
  • the adjustment for depreciation expense on residential rental properties, as this is a non-cash item and is added back by other companies to derive funds from operations; and
  • the presentation of these measures, when analyzed in conjunction with our GAAP operating results, allows investors to more effectively evaluate our performance to that of our peers, particularly those that have discontinued hedge accounting and those that have used similar portfolio and derivative strategies.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be used as a substitute for our operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. An analysis of any non-GAAP financial measure should be used in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP.


Core Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Amount

 

Per Share

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Net (loss) to common stockholders

 

$

(188,118

)

 

$

(1.90

)

Adjustments to derive core earnings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized net (loss) on sales of Agency MBS

 

 

(5,710

)

 

 

(0.06

)

Realized net loss on sales of Non-Agency MBS

 

 

55,390

 

 

 

0.56

 

Realized net gain on sales of Agency MBS held as trading investments

 

 

(3,981

)

 

 

(0.04

)

Unrealized loss on Non-Agency MBS held as trading securities(1)

 

 

59,982

 

 

 

0.61

 

Unrealized loss on Agency MBS held as trading investments

 

 

1,141

 

 

 

0.01

 

Loss on interest rate swaps, net

 

 

101,355

 

 

 

1.03

 

(Gain) on derivatives-TBA Agency MBS, net

 

 

(12,564

)

 

 

(0.13

)

(Gain) on sales of residential properties

 

 

(78

)

 

 

 

Net settlement on interest rate swaps after de-designation(2)

 

 

(857

)

 

 

(0.01

)

Dollar roll income on TBA Agency MBS(3)

 

 

537

 

 

 

0.01

 

Premium amortization on MBS

 

 

6,477

 

 

 

0.07

 

Paydown expense(4)

 

 

(4,958

)

 

 

(0.05

)

Depreciation expense on residential rental properties(5)

 

 

120

 

 

 

 

Core earnings

 

$

8,736

 

 

$

0.09

 

Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

98,823

 

 

 

 

(1)


At March 31, 2020, we designated our Non-Agency MBS as trading securities. The unrealized loss at that time, instead of being recorded in AOCI, as had been previously done, is now recognized through earnings.

(2)

 


Net settlement on interest rate swaps after de-designation includes all subsequent net payments made on interest rate swaps which were de-designated as hedges in August 2014 and also on any new interest rate swaps entered into after that date. These amounts are recorded in “Unrealized loss on interest rate swaps, net.”

(3)


Dollar roll income on TBA Agency MBS is the income resulting from the price discount typically obtained by extending the settlement of TBA Agency MBS to a later date. This is a component of the “(Loss) on derivatives, net” that is included in our consolidated statements of operations.

(4)


Paydown expense on Agency MBS represents the proportional expense of Agency MBS purchase premiums relative to the Agency MBS principal payments and prepayments which occurred during the quarter.

(5)


Depreciation expense is added back in the core earnings calculation, as it is a non-cash item, and it is similarly added back in other companies’ calculation of core earnings or funds from operations.


Effective Net Interest Rate Spread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Annualized

 

 

Amount

 

Percentage

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

Average Asset Yield, Including TBA Dollar Roll Income:

 

 

 

 

 

Total interest income

 

$

35,763

 

 

3.14

%

Income-rental properties

 

 

454

 

 

0.04

 

Dollar roll income on TBA Agency MBS(1)

 

 

537

 

 

0.05

 

Premium amortization on Agency MBS

 

 

6,477

 

 

0.57

 

Paydown expense on Agency MBS(2)

 

 

(4,958

)

 

(0.44

)

Less: Other income

 

 

(174

)

 

(0.02

)

Total interest and other income and average asset yield, including TBA dollar roll income

 

$

38,099

 

 

3.34

%

Effective Cost of Funds:

 

 

 

 

 

Total interest expense

 

$

23,387

 

 

2.30

%

Net settlement on interest rate Swaps after de-designation(3)

 

 

857

 

 

0.08

 

Effective total interest expense and effective cost of funds

 

$

24,244

 

 

2.38

%

Effective net interest rate spread

 

 

 

 

0.96

%

Average earning assets

 

$

4,559,000

 

 

 

Average borrowings

 

$

4,071,000

 

 

 

_____________________




 

(1)

Dollar roll income on TBA Agency MBS is the income resulting from the price discount typically obtained by extending the settlement of TBA Agency MBS to a later date. This is a component of the “(Loss) on derivatives, net” that is shown on our consolidated statements of operations.

(2)

Paydown expense on Agency MBS represents the proportional expense of Agency MBS purchase premiums relative to the Agency MBS principal payments and prepayments which occurred during the three-month period.

(3)

Net settlement on interest rate swaps after de-designation include all subsequent net payments made or received on interest rate swaps which were de-designated as hedges in August 2014 and also on any new interest rate swaps entered into after that date. These amounts are included in “(Loss) on derivatives, net” on our consolidated statements of operations.

 

Contacts

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation
John T. Hillman
1299 Ocean Avenue, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 255-4438 or (310) 255-4493
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.anworth.com

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