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Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Strong Results Highlighted by Return on Book Value of 4.2% (1)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:14 pm EDT

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"While we are pleased with our recent performance, we are even more enthusiastic about the coming year as the benefits of our efforts to streamline our business and increase our earnings potential are expected to materialize in 2017."

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO), a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, mortgage servicing rights (MSR), commercial real estate and other financial assets, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Summary

  • Reported book value of $10.01 per common share, representing a 4.2%(1) total return on book value after accounting for a dividend of $0.23 per share.
  • Delivered Comprehensive Income of $136.5 million, a return on average equity of 15.7%, or $0.39 per weighted average common share.
  • Reported Core Earnings of $82.5 million, or $0.24 per weighted average common share.(2)
  • Added $10.6 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB) of MSR and secured initial financing facility.
  • Increased assets in commercial real estate portfolio; aggregate carrying value of $1.1 billion at September 30, 2016.
  • Mortgage loan conduit wind down on track to be substantially complete by year-end 2016.

“We delivered strong results this quarter as smart portfolio management drove healthy increases in both earnings and book value,” stated Thomas Siering, Two Harbors’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “While we are pleased with our recent performance, we are even more enthusiastic about the coming year as the benefits of our efforts to streamline our business and increase our earnings potential are expected to materialize in 2017.”

 
(1) Return on book value for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 is defined as the increase in book value from June 30, 2016 to September 30, 2016 of $0.18, plus the dividend declared of $0.23 per share, divided by June 30, 2016 book value of $9.83 per share.
(2) Core Earnings is a non-GAAP measure. Please see page 13 for a definition of Core Earnings and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial information.
 

Operating Performance
The following table summarizes the company’s GAAP and non-GAAP earnings measurements and key metrics for the third quarter of 2016:

 
Two Harbors Investment Corp. Operating Performance (unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2016 September 30, 2016
        Annualized         Annualized
Per return on Per return on
weighted average weighted average

Earnings

Earnings share equity Earnings share equity
Comprehensive Income $ 136,532 $ 0.39 15.7 % $ 191,257 $ 0.55 7.4 %
GAAP Net Income $ 117,786 $ 0.34 13.6 % $ 11,875 $ 0.03 0.5 %
Core Earnings(1) $ 82,529 $ 0.24 9.5 % $ 230,535 $ 0.66 8.9 %
 

Operating Metrics

Dividend per common share $ 0.23
Book value per share at period end $ 10.01
Other operating expenses as a percentage of average equity 1.7 %
 

(1) Please see page 13 for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial information.

 

Earnings Summary
Two Harbors reported Comprehensive Income of $136.5 million, or $0.39 per weighted average common share outstanding, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, as compared to a Comprehensive Income of $122.3 million, or $0.35 per weighted average common share outstanding, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. The company records unrealized fair value gains and losses on the majority of RMBS, classified as available-for-sale, in Other Comprehensive Income. On a Comprehensive Income basis, the company recognized an annualized return on average equity of 15.7% and 14.3% for the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively.

The company reported GAAP Net Income of $117.8 million, or $0.34 per weighted average common share outstanding, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, as compared to GAAP Net Loss of $17.0 million, or $0.05 per weighted average common share outstanding, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. On a GAAP Net Income (Loss) basis, the company recognized an annualized return on average equity of 13.6% and (2.0%) for the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively.

For the third quarter of 2016, the company recognized:

  • net realized gains on RMBS and mortgage loans held-for-sale of $35.6 million, net of tax;
  • net unrealized losses on certain RMBS and mortgage loans held-for-sale of $6.7 million, net of tax;
  • net losses of $75.7 million, net of tax, related to swap and swaption terminations and expirations;
  • net unrealized gains of $90.3 million, net of tax, associated with interest rate swaps and swaptions economically hedging its investment portfolio, repurchase agreements and Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines advances;
  • net realized and unrealized losses on other derivative instruments of approximately $11.1 million, net of tax;
  • net realized and unrealized gains on consolidated financing securitizations of $4.3 million, net of tax;
  • net realized and unrealized gains of $2.9 million(1) on MSR, net of tax;
  • securitization deal costs of $1.4 million, net of tax; and
  • restructuring charges of $1.2 million, net of tax.
 
(1) Excludes estimated amortization of $30.1 million, net of tax, included in Core Earnings.
 

The company reported Core Earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 of $82.5 million, or $0.24 per weighted average common share outstanding, as compared to Core Earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 of $76.2 million, or $0.22 per weighted average common share outstanding. On a Core Earnings basis, the company recognized an annualized return on average equity of 9.5% and 8.9% for the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively.

Other Key Metrics
Two Harbors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. The annualized dividend yield on the company’s common stock for the quarter, based on the September 30, 2016 closing price of $8.53, was 10.8%.

The company’s book value per share, after taking into account the third quarter 2016 dividend of $0.23 per share, was $10.01 as of September 30, 2016, compared to $9.83 as of June 30, 2016, which represented a total return on book value for the quarter of 4.2%.(1)

Other operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 were approximately $14.8 million, or 1.7% of average equity, compared to approximately $17.6 million, or 2.1% of average equity, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Portfolio Summary
The company’s aggregate portfolio is principally comprised of RMBS available-for-sale securities, inverse interest-only securities (Agency Derivatives), MSR, residential mortgage loans held-for-sale, net economic interests in consolidated securitization trusts and commercial real estate assets. As of September 30, 2016, the total value of the company’s portfolio was $17.0 billion.

The company’s portfolio includes rates, credit and commercial real estate strategies. The rates strategy consisted of $13.1 billion of Agency RMBS, Agency Derivatives and MSR as well as their associated notional hedges as of September 30, 2016. The credit strategy consisted of $2.8 billion of non-Agency RMBS, net economic interests in consolidated securitization trusts, prime jumbo residential mortgage loans and credit sensitive residential mortgage loans, as well as their associated notional hedges as of September 30, 2016. The commercial strategy consisted of senior and mezzanine commercial real estate assets with an aggregate carrying value of $1.1 billion as of September 30, 2016.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, the annualized yield on the company’s average aggregate portfolio was 3.50% and the annualized cost of funds on the associated average borrowings, which includes net interest rate spread expense on interest rate swaps, was 1.08%. This resulted in a net interest rate spread of 2.42%.

RMBS and Agency Derivatives
For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, the annualized yield on average RMBS and Agency Derivatives was 3.4%, consisting of an annualized yield of 2.8% in Agency RMBS and Agency Derivatives and 8.7% in non-Agency RMBS.

The company experienced a three-month average constant prepayment rate (CPR) of 9.7% for Agency RMBS and Agency Derivatives held as of September 30, 2016, compared to 8.6% for those securities held as of June 30, 2016. The weighted average cost basis of the principal and interest Agency portfolio was 105.6% of par as of September 30, 2016 and 105.3% of par as of June 30, 2016. The net premium amortization was $33.0 million and $28.1 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively.

 
(1) Return on book value for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 is defined as the increase in book value from June 30, 2016 to September 30, 2016 of $0.18, plus the dividend declared of $0.23 per share, divided by June 30, 2016 book value of $9.83 per share.
 

The company experienced a three-month average CPR of 7.3% for non-Agency principal and interest RMBS held as of September 30, 2016, as compared to 6.1% for those securities held as of June 30, 2016. The weighted average cost basis of the non-Agency portfolio was 59.1% of par as of September 30, 2016, compared to 58.6% of par as of June 30, 2016. The discount accretion was $18.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $15.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. The total net discount remaining was $1.1 billion as of September 30, 2016, compared to $1.1 billion as of June 30, 2016, with $0.4 billion designated as credit reserve as of September 30, 2016.

As of September 30, 2016, fixed-rate investments composed 88.1% and adjustable-rate investments composed 11.9% of the company’s RMBS and Agency Derivatives portfolio.

As of September 30, 2016, the company had residential mortgage loans held-for-investment with a carrying value of $3.6 billion and the company’s collateralized borrowings had a carrying value of $3.4 billion, resulting in net economic interests in consolidated securitization trusts of $244.1 million.

Mortgage Servicing Rights
As of September 30, 2016, the company held MSR on mortgage loans with UPB totaling $55.1 billion,(1) with a fair market value of $455.6 million. In the quarter, the company sold substantially all of its $8.7 billion Ginnie Mae MSR portfolio. In addition, the company recognized fair value losses of $33.5 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

The company does not directly service mortgage loans, but instead contracts with fully licensed subservicers to handle substantially all servicing functions for the loans underlying the company’s MSR. The company recognized $38.7 million of servicing income, $7.3 million(1) of servicing expenses and $1.1 million in reserve expense for representation and warranty obligations during the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Commercial Real Estate
The company originates and acquires senior and mezzanine commercial real estate assets. These assets are U.S.-domiciled and are secured by a diverse mix of property types, which includes office, retail, multifamily, hotel and industrial properties. As of September 30, 2016, the company held senior and mezzanine commercial real estate assets with an aggregate carrying value of $1.1 billion. For both of the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, the annualized yield on commercial real estate loans was 6.2%.

Residential Mortgage Loans Held for Sale
As of September 30, 2016, the company held prime jumbo residential mortgage loans with a fair market value of $655.8 million and had outstanding purchase commitments to acquire an additional $61.4 million UPB of residential mortgage loans, subject to fallout if the loans do not close. For the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, the annualized yield on the prime jumbo residential mortgage loan portfolio was 4.0% and 4.1%, respectively.

During the quarter, the company sponsored a securitization, Agate Bay Mortgage Trust 2016-3, backed by approximately $376.6 million UPB of prime jumbo residential mortgage loans. As previously disclosed, the company is discontinuing its mortgage loan conduit and securitization business. The wind down process is expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2016.

 
(1) Excludes residential mortgage loans held-for-investment in securitization trusts for which the company is the named servicing administrator.
 

Other Investments and Risk Management Derivatives
The company held $589.0 million notional of net short TBAs as of September 30, 2016, which are accounted for as derivative instruments in accordance with GAAP.

As of September 30, 2016, the company was a party to interest rate swaps and swaptions with a notional amount of $17.2 billion. Of this amount, $7.1 billion notional in swaps were utilized to economically hedge interest rate risk associated with the company’s LIBOR-based repurchase agreements and FHLB advances, $9.8 billion notional in swaps were utilized to economically hedge interest rate risk associated with the company’s investment portfolio, and $0.3 billion net notional in swaptions were utilized as macroeconomic hedges.

The following tables summarize the company’s investment portfolio as of September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016:

 
Two Harbors Investment Corp. Portfolio
(dollars in thousands)
 
Portfolio Composition     As of September 30, 2016     As of June 30, 2016
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Rates Strategy        
Agency Bonds
Fixed Rate Bonds $ 12,404,228 73.1 % $ 11,973,994 74.4 %
Hybrid ARMs   32,588 0.2 %   35,375 0.2 %
Total Agency 12,436,816 73.3 % 12,009,369 74.6 %
Agency Derivatives 141,232 0.8 % 152,032 0.9 %
Mortgage servicing rights 455,629 2.7 % 427,813 2.7 %
Residential mortgage loans held-for-sale 56,908 0.4 % 55,444 0.3 %
Credit Strategy
Non-Agency Bonds
Senior Bonds 1,192,975 7.1 % 1,138,771 7.1 %
Mezzanine Bonds 649,993 3.8 % 503,233 3.1 %
Non-Agency Other   4,841 %   5,237 %
Total Non-Agency 1,847,809 10.9 % 1,647,241 10.2 %
Net Economic Interest in Securitization(1) 244,131 1.4 % 334,851 2.1 %
Residential mortgage loans held-for-sale 666,266 3.9 % 553,616 3.4 %
Commercial real estate assets   1,114,548 6.6 %   926,377 5.8 %
Aggregate Portfolio $ 16,963,339 $ 16,106,743
 

(1) Net economic interest in securitization consists of residential mortgage loans held-for-investment, net of collateralized borrowings in consolidated securitization trusts.

 
       
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
Portfolio Metrics September 30, 2016 June 30, 2016
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Annualized portfolio yield during the quarter 3.50 % 3.77 %
Rates Strategy
Agency RMBS, Agency Derivatives and mortgage servicing rights 2.6 % 3.1 %
Credit Strategy
Non-Agency RMBS, Legacy(1) 9.1 % 8.3 %
Non-Agency MBS, New issue(1) 6.1 % 5.9 %
Net economic interest in securitizations 9.3 % 7.2 %
Residential mortgage loans held-for-sale 4.1 % 4.1 %
Commercial Strategy 6.2 % 6.2 %
 
Annualized cost of funds on average borrowing balance during the quarter(2) 1.08 % 1.18 %
Annualized interest rate spread for aggregate portfolio during the quarter 2.42 % 2.59 %
Debt-to-equity ratio at period-end(3) 4.2:1.0 4.0:1.0
 
Portfolio Metrics Specific to RMBS and Agency Derivatives As of September 30, 2016 As of June 30, 2016
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Weighted average cost basis of principal and interest securities
Agency(4) $ 105.64 $ 105.31
Non-Agency(5) $ 59.05 $ 58.61
Weighted average three month CPR
Agency 9.7 % 8.6 %
Non-Agency 7.3 % 6.1 %
Fixed-rate investments as a percentage of aggregate RMBS and Agency Derivatives portfolio 88.1 % 88.4 %
Adjustable-rate investments as a percentage of aggregate RMBS and Agency Derivatives portfolio 11.9 % 11.6 %
 

(1) Legacy non-Agency RMBS includes non-Agency bonds issued up to and including 2009. New issue non-Agency MBS includes bonds issued after 2009.

(2) Cost of funds includes interest spread expense associated with the portfolio's interest rate swaps.

(3) Defined as total borrowings to fund RMBS, residential mortgage loans held-for-sale, commercial real estate assets, MSR and Agency Derivatives, divided by total equity.

(4) Weighted average cost basis includes RMBS principal and interest securities only. Average purchase price utilized carrying value for weighting purposes.

(5) Average purchase price utilized carrying value for weighting purposes. If current face were utilized for weighting purposes, total non-Agency MBS excluding the company's non-Agency interest-only portfolio would be $55.64 at September 30, 2016 and $54.64 at June 30, 2016.

 

“Favorable market conditions and our portfolio positioning resulted in each strategy contributing to our strong performance,” stated Bill Roth, Two Harbors’ Chief Investment Officer. “Importantly, our conservative risk profile largely insulates both income and book value from changes in interest rates, enhancing the stability of our financial performance.”

Financing Summary
The company reported a debt-to-equity ratio, defined as total borrowings under repurchase agreements, FHLB advances and revolving credit facilities to fund RMBS, Agency Derivatives, residential mortgage loans held-for-sale, commercial real estate assets and MSR divided by total equity, of 4.2:1.0 and 4.0:1.0 as of September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively.

As of September 30, 2016, the company had outstanding $10.6 billion of repurchase agreements funding RMBS, Agency Derivatives and commercial real estate assets with 22 different counterparties. Excluding the effect of the company’s interest rate swaps, the repurchase agreements had a weighted average borrowing rate of 1.06% as of September 30, 2016.

The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, TH Insurance Holdings Company LLC (TH Insurance), is a member of the FHLB. As a member of the FHLB, TH Insurance has access to a variety of products and services offered by the FHLB, including secured advances. As of September 30, 2016, TH Insurance had $4.0 billion in outstanding secured advances, with a weighted average borrowing rate of 0.67%, and had no additional available uncommitted capacity for borrowings.

As of September 30, 2016, the company had outstanding $30.0 million of short-term borrowings secured by MSR collateral under revolving credit facilities with a weighted average borrowing rate of 4.27% and remaining maturities of 336 days.

As of September 30, 2016, the company’s aggregate repurchase agreements, FHLB advances and revolving credit facilities funding RMBS, Agency Derivatives, residential mortgage loans held-for-sale, commercial real estate assets and MSR had a weighted average of 3.5 years to maturity.

The following table summarizes the company’s borrowings by collateral type under repurchase agreements, FHLB advances and revolving credit facilities outstanding as of September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, and the related cost of funds for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016:

       
As of September 30, 2016 As of June 30, 2016
(in thousands) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Collateral type:
Agency RMBS and Agency Derivatives $ 11,994,502 $ 11,245,063
Mortgage servicing rights 30,000
Non-Agency MBS 1,232,816 1,140,526
Net economic interests in consolidated securitization trusts(1) 159,393 238,313
Residential mortgage loans held-for-sale 485,411 429,796
Commercial real estate assets   765,251     616,150  
$ 14,667,373   $ 13,669,848  
 
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
Cost of Funds Metrics September 30, 2016 June 30, 2016
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Annualized cost of funds on average borrowings during the quarter: 1.0 % 0.9 %
Agency RMBS and Agency Derivatives 0.8 % 0.7 %
Mortgage servicing rights(2) 5.4 % %
Non-Agency MBS 2.5 % 2.4 %
Net economic interests in consolidated securitization trusts(1) 1.7 % 1.2 %
Residential mortgage loans held-for-sale 0.8 % 0.8 %
Commercial real estate assets(2) 1.8 % 1.9 %
 

(1) Includes the retained interests from on-balance sheet securitizations, which are eliminated in consolidation in accordance with GAAP.

(2) Includes amortization of debt issuance costs.

 

Conference Call
Two Harbors Investment Corp. will host a conference call on November 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to discuss third quarter 2016 financial results and related information. To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free (877) 868-1835 (or (914) 495-8581 for international callers), conference code 83689688, 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 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 3, 2016, through 12:00 a.m. EST on November 10, 2016. The playback can be accessed by calling (855) 859-2056 (or (404) 537-3406 for international callers), conference code 83689688. The call will also be archived on the company’s website in the Investor Relations section under the Events and Presentations link.

Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland corporation, is a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, mortgage servicing rights, commercial real estate and other financial assets. Two Harbors is headquartered in New York, New York, 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 .

Forward-Looking Statements
This presentation 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, including, among other things, those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, under the caption “Risk Factors.” Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the state of credit markets and general economic conditions; changes in interest rates and the market value of our assets; changes in prepayment rates of mortgages underlying our target assets; the rates of default or decreased recovery on the mortgages underlying our target assets; the occurrence, extent and timing of credit losses within our portfolio; the concentration of credit risks we are exposed to; declines in home prices; our ability to establish, adjust and maintain appropriate hedges for the risks in our portfolio; the availability and cost of our target assets; the availability and cost of financing; changes in the competitive landscape within our industry; our ability to successfully implement new strategies and to diversify our business into new asset classes; our ability to manage various operational risks and costs associated with our business; interruptions in or impairments to our communications and information technology systems; our ability to successfully securitize or sell mortgage loans; our ability to acquire mortgage servicing rights (MSR) and successfully operate our seller-servicer subsidiary and oversee our subservicers; the impact of any deficiencies in the servicing or foreclosure practices of third parties and related delays in the foreclosure process; our exposure to legal and regulatory claims; legislative and regulatory actions affecting our business; the impact of new or modified government mortgage refinance or principal reduction programs; our ability to maintain our REIT qualification; the state of commercial real estate markets and our ability to acquire or originate commercial real estate loans or related assets; and limitations imposed on our business due to our REIT status and our exempt status under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

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, such as Core Earnings and Core Earnings per common share, 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 its operations. However, because these measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The company’s GAAP financial results and the reconciliations from these results should be carefully evaluated. See the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation table on page 13 of this release.

Additional Information
Stockholders 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., Attn: Investor Relations, 590 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10022, telephone (612) 629-2500.

 
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(dollars in thousands, except share data)
 
       
September 30, December 31,
2016 2015
(unaudited)
ASSETS
Available-for-sale securities, at fair value $ 14,284,625 $ 7,825,320
Residential mortgage loans held-for-sale, at fair value 723,174 811,431
Residential mortgage loans held-for-investment in securitization trusts, at fair value 3,620,037 3,173,727
Commercial real estate assets 1,114,548 660,953
Mortgage servicing rights, at fair value 455,629 493,688
Cash and cash equivalents 688,418 737,831
Restricted cash 264,872 262,562
Accrued interest receivable 67,089 49,970
Due from counterparties 56,095 17,206
Derivative assets, at fair value 199,013 271,509
Other assets   326,396     271,575  
Total Assets $ 21,799,896   $ 14,575,772  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Liabilities
Repurchase agreements $ 10,637,373 $ 5,008,274
Collateralized borrowings in securitization trusts, at fair value 3,375,906 2,000,110
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 4,000,000 3,785,000
Revolving credit facilities 30,000
Derivative liabilities, at fair value 39,918 7,285
Due to counterparties 78,179 34,294
Dividends payable 79,956 92,016
Other liabilities   80,323     72,232  
Total Liabilities 18,321,655 10,999,211
 
Stockholders’ Equity
Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 900,000,000 shares authorized and 347,635,488 and 353,906,807 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 3,476 3,539
Additional paid-in capital 3,655,854 3,705,519
Accumulated other comprehensive income 538,443 359,061
Cumulative earnings 1,696,630 1,684,755
Cumulative distributions to stockholders   (2,416,162 )   (2,176,313 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity   3,478,241     3,576,561  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 21,799,896   $ 14,575,772  
 
 
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(dollars in thousands)
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation
               
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Interest income:
Available-for-sale securities $ 111,393 $ 116,318 $ 292,333 $ 369,972
Trading securities 8,676
Residential mortgage loans held-for-sale 7,627 9,479 19,789 21,268
Residential mortgage loans held-for-investment in securitization trusts 33,495 24,841 100,765 64,908
Commercial real estate assets 15,907 1,947 40,279 2,841
Cash and cash equivalents   440     249     1,235     667  
Total interest income 168,862 152,834 454,401 468,332
Interest expense:
Repurchase agreements 27,056 18,235 65,782 58,198
Collateralized borrowings in securitization trusts 26,422 15,562 70,965 39,401
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 6,744 3,282 18,804 8,012
Revolving credit facilities   128             128        
Total interest expense   60,350     37,079     155,679     105,611  
Net interest income 108,512 115,755 298,722 362,721
Other-than-temporary impairment losses (1,015 ) (238 ) (1,822 ) (535 )
Other income (loss):
Gain on investment securities 28,290 64,123 66,095 263,512
Gain (loss) on interest rate swap and swaption agreements 5,584 (171,656 ) (132,608 ) (253,147 )
Loss on other derivative instruments (12,028 ) (455 ) (44,064 ) (2,972 )
(Loss) gain on residential mortgage loans held-for-sale (889 ) 16,040 17,648 18,300
Servicing income 38,708 32,010 108,657 94,613
Loss on servicing asset (33,451 ) (61,549 ) (211,426 ) (96,317 )
Other income (loss)   5,757     2,201     (977 )   (16,265 )
Total other income (loss) 31,971 (119,286 ) (196,675 ) 7,724
Expenses:
Management fees 11,387 12,617 35,268 38,024
Securitization deal costs 2,080 2,676 6,241 7,771
Servicing expenses 9,073 7,234 24,510 19,849
Other operating expenses 14,780 16,150 47,280 48,032
Restructuring charges   1,189         1,189      
Total expenses   38,509     38,677     114,488     113,676  
Income (loss) before income taxes 100,959 (42,446 ) (14,263 ) 256,234
Benefit from income taxes   (16,827 )   (7,656 )   (26,138 )   (25,270 )
Net income (loss) $ 117,786   $ (34,790 ) $ 11,875   $ 281,504  
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per weighted average common share $ 0.34   $ (0.09 ) $ 0.03   $ 0.77  
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.23   $ 0.26   $ 0.69   $ 0.78  
Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding   347,627,226     367,365,973     348,218,234       366,985,731  
 
 
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), continued
(dollars in thousands)
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation
       
    Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016     2015 2016 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Comprehensive income (loss):
Net income (loss) $ 117,786 $ (34,790 ) $ 11,875 $ 281,504
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities   18,746   (58,031 )   179,382   (282,788 )
Other comprehensive income (loss)   18,746   (58,031 )   179,382   (282,788 )
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 136,532 $ (92,821 ) $ 191,257 $ (1,284 )
 
 
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(dollars in thousands, except share data)
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation
               
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Reconciliation of Comprehensive income (loss) to Core Earnings:
 
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 136,532 $ (92,821 ) $ 191,257 $ (1,284 )
 
Adjustment for other comprehensive (income) loss:
Unrealized (gain) loss on available-for-sale securities   (18,746 )   58,031     (179,382 )   282,788  
Net income (loss) $ 117,786   $ (34,790 ) $ 11,875   $ 281,504  
 
Adjustments for non-core earnings:
Gain on sale of securities and residential mortgage loans held-for-sale, net of tax (35,628 ) (62,372 ) (64,709 ) (270,532 )
Unrealized loss (gain) on securities and residential mortgage loans held-for-sale, net of tax 6,720 (4,444 ) (8,409 ) 4,944
Other-than-temporary impairment loss, net of tax 1,015 238 1,822 535
Realized loss on termination or expiration of swaps and swaptions, net of tax 75,747 48,972 111,759 112,570
Unrealized (gain) loss on interest rate swaps and swaptions economically hedging investment portfolio, repurchase agreements and FHLB advances, net of tax (90,285 ) 89,062 15,806 42,308
Loss on other derivative instruments, net of tax 11,147 2,656 35,423 10,228
Realized and unrealized (gain) loss on financing securitizations, net of tax (4,268 ) (1,108 ) 5,214 19,387
Realized and unrealized (gain) loss on mortgage servicing rights, net of tax (2,938 ) 39,209 115,244 47,949
Securitization deal costs, net of tax 1,352 1,740 4,057 5,051
Change in representation and warranty reserve, net of tax 692 253 1,264 (296 )
Restructuring charges   1,189         1,189      
Core Earnings(1) $ 82,529   $ 79,416   $ 230,535   $ 253,648  

(2)

 
Weighted average shares outstanding 347,627,226 367,365,973 348,218,234 366,985,731
 
Core Earnings per weighted average share outstanding $ 0.24 $ 0.22 $ 0.66 $ 0.70
 

(1) Core Earnings is a non-GAAP measure that we define as Comprehensive Income, excluding realized and unrealized gains or losses on the aggregate portfolio, impairment losses, amortization of business combination intangible assets, reserve expense for representation and warranty obligations on MSR, certain upfront costs related to securitization transactions and restructuring charges. As defined, Core Earnings includes interest income or expense and premium income or loss on derivative instruments and servicing income, net of estimated amortization on MSR. Core Earnings is provided for purposes of comparability to other peer issuers.

(2) Effective July 1, 2015, we refined the MSR amortization methodology utilized for Core Earnings. If this methodology was applied retroactively to the first 6 months of 2015, it would have resulted in an additional $8.6 million expense, net of tax, or $0.03 per weighted average share for that period.

 
 
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.
SUMMARY OF QUARTERLY CORE EARNINGS
(dollars in millions, except per share data)
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation
 
    Three Months Ended
September 30,     June 30,     December 31,     March 31,     September 30,
2016 2016 2015 2016 2015
(unaudited)
Net Interest Income:
Interest income $ 168.9 $ 154.8 $ 130.8 $ 133.6 $ 152.8
Interest expense   60.4     54.0     41.4     36.6     37.0  
Net interest income 108.5 100.8 89.4 97.0 115.8
Other income:
Interest spread on interest rate swaps (4.3 ) (7.7 ) (6.2 ) (12.6 ) (19.4 )
Interest spread on other derivative instruments 3.7 5.0 5.4 6.0 5.6
Servicing income, net of amortization(1) 5.4 11.3 17.9 16.8 10.8
Other income   1.5     1.4     1.3     1.4     1.1  
Total other income (loss) 6.3 10.0 18.4 11.6 (1.9 )
Expenses   34.2     36.6     34.3     35.8     35.6  
Core Earnings before income taxes 80.6 74.2 73.5 72.8 78.3
Income tax (benefit) expense   (1.9 )   (2.0 )   1.7     0.7     (1.1 )
Core Earnings $ 82.5 $ 76.2 $ 71.8 $ 72.1 $ 79.4
Basic and diluted weighted average Core EPS $ 0.24 $ 0.22 $ 0.21 $ 0.20 $ 0.22
 

(1) Amortization refers to the portion of change in fair value of MSR primarily attributed to the realization of expected cash flows (runoff) of the portfolio. This amortization has been deducted from Core Earnings. Amortization of MSR is deemed a non-GAAP measure due to the company’s decision to account for MSR at fair value.

 

Contact:

Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Tim Perrott, 612-629-2514
Senior Director of Investor Relations
tim.perrott@twoharborsinvestment.com