New York Mortgage Trust (NYMT) Tops Q4 EPS by 13c

February 24, 2021 5:00 PM EST
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New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ: NYMT) reported Q4 EPS of $0.22, $0.13 better than the analyst estimate of $0.09.

Steven Mumma, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "The Company had a solid fourth quarter, delivering $0.19 GAAP earnings per share and $0.22 in comprehensive earnings per share. As of December 31, 2020, the Company’s book value per share was $4.71, up 3% from the prior quarter, resulting in an economic return of 5% for the quarter. During the fourth quarter, the Company was able to build on the positive momentum from the prior two quarters, executing longer term financing through a residential securitization and expanding its investment pipeline to its highest level since March.

This past year was a difficult and challenging time for the Company, as well as many other mortgage REITs. Over a three-week span in March, we experienced unprecedented liquidity constraints on many of our credit asset classes as a direct result of the market disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These constraints across markets created a valuation gap that further drove down values, in many cases, disconnected from the fundamentals of the underlying assets, and generated historic levels of margin calls from our financing counterparties. Through the coordinated effort of our investment professionals, we were able to reposition the portfolio and stabilize the balance sheet, but not before incurring sizeable losses. We saw significant improvements for our assets during the balance of the year, which allowed the Company to trim the total economic return to (14.6)% for the year. While the total economic return for 2020 on an absolute-basis is disappointing, I am proud of our team and the way they performed throughout the year."

Jason Serrano, President, commented: "With a multi-decade low of housing inventory for sale coupled with population shifts to the southern and southeast U.S., housing credit risk currently benefits from these favorable trends that we believe should provide sustainable earnings growth for housing and housing-related assets. We are excited about the flexibility afforded by our low levered balance sheet, as we believe this positions us to take advantage of these dynamics, especially in an exceptionally low cost term financing environment. Indeed, under a unique, two-tiered approach within single- and multi-family sectors, our proprietary pipelines grew significantly in the fourth quarter and have continued in the new year. NYMT has emerged from an unprecedented year with renewed positions of strength and confidence that we believe are capable of delivering solid results for stockholders in 2021.”

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