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CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION REPORTS 2ND QUARTER 2022 EARNINGS

·22 min read
  • 2ND QUARTER GAAP NET LOSS OF $0.76 PER DILUTED COMMON SHARE

  • 2ND QUARTER EARNINGS AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION(1) OF $0.31 PER DILUTED COMMON SHARE.

  • GAAP BOOK VALUE OF $8.82 PER COMMON SHARE

NEW YORK, August 04, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. The Company’s GAAP net loss for the second quarter was $180 million, or $0.76 per diluted common share. Earnings available for distribution(1) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 was $74 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share.

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"Despite the challenging market environment of higher interest rates and wider credit spreads, Chimera remained committed to effectively and efficiently managing its liquidity, liabilities and capital structure during the quarter," said Mohit Marria, CEO and Chief Investment Officer. "Securitizations and secured financing agreements provide stable, long-term financing for Chimera's credit assets. Chimera also repurchased 5.4 million shares of its common stock over the period, which is accretive to our earnings available for distribution."

(1) Earnings available for distribution per adjusted diluted common share is a non-GAAP measure. See additional discussion on page 5.

Other Information

Chimera Investment Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is primarily engaged in the business of investing directly or indirectly through its subsidiaries, on a leveraged basis, in a diversified portfolio of mortgage assets, including residential mortgage loans, Non-Agency RMBS, Agency CMBS, Agency RMBS, and other real estate related securities.

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

Cash and cash equivalents

$

158,455

$

385,741

Non-Agency RMBS, at fair value (net of allowance for credit losses of $5 million and $213 thousand, respectively)

1,321,775

1,810,208

Agency RMBS, at fair value

73,454

60,487

Agency CMBS, at fair value

455,637

761,208

Loans held for investment, at fair value

11,894,421

12,261,926

Accrued interest receivable

70,201

69,513

Other assets

58,811

58,320

Total assets (1)

$

14,032,754

$

15,407,403

Liabilities:

Secured financing agreements ($4.0 billion and $4.4 billion pledged as collateral, respectively)

$

3,148,832

$

3,261,613

Securitized debt, collateralized by Non-Agency RMBS ($309 million and $365 million pledged as collateral, respectively)

81,732

87,999

Securitized debt at fair value, collateralized by Loans held for investment ($11.1 billion and $11.0 billion pledged as collateral, respectively)

7,682,291

7,726,043

Payable for investments purchased

11,555

477,415

Accrued interest payable

22,733

20,416

Dividends payable

85,675

86,152

Accounts payable and other liabilities

26,937

11,574

Total liabilities (1)

$

11,059,755

$

11,671,212

Stockholders' Equity:

Preferred Stock, par value of $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized:

8.00% Series A cumulative redeemable: 5,800,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($145,000 liquidation preference)

$

58

$

58

8.00% Series B cumulative redeemable: 13,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($325,000 liquidation preference)

130

130

7.75% Series C cumulative redeemable: 10,400,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($260,000 liquidation preference)

104

104

8.00% Series D cumulative redeemable: 8,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($200,000 liquidation preference)

80

80

Common stock: par value $0.01 per share; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 231,748,414 and 236,951,266 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

2,317

2,370

Additional paid-in-capital

4,312,604

4,359,045

Accumulated other comprehensive income

305,730

405,054

Cumulative earnings

4,127,887

4,552,008

Cumulative distributions to stockholders

(5,775,911

)

(5,582,658

)

Total stockholders' equity

$

2,972,999

$

3,736,191

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

14,032,754

$

15,407,403

(1) The Company's consolidated statements of financial condition include assets of consolidated variable interest entities, or VIEs, that can only be used to settle obligations and liabilities of the VIE for which creditors do not have recourse to the primary beneficiary (Chimera Investment Corporation). As of June 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, total assets of consolidated VIEs were $10,783,461 and $10,666,591, respectively, and total liabilities of consolidated VIEs were $7,293,599 and $7,223,655, respectively.

Net Income (Loss)

(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

For the Quarters Ended

For the Six Months Ended

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2021

Net interest income:

Interest income (1)

$

195,357

$

202,175

$

397,532

$

495,805

Interest expense (2)

78,467

64,473

142,939

188,677

Net interest income

116,890

137,702

254,593

307,128

Increase (decrease) in provision for credit losses

4,497

240

4,737

327

Other investment gains (losses):

Net unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives

(1,618

)

(1,618

)

Net unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments at fair value

(239,246

)

(370,167

)

(609,412

)

306,120

Net realized gains (losses) on sales of investments

45,313

Gains (losses) on extinguishment of debt

(2,897

)

(2,897

)

(258,914

)

Other investment gains

980

980

Total other gains (losses)

(242,781

)

(370,167

)

(612,947

)

92,519

Other expenses:

Compensation and benefits

8,859

11,353

20,211

22,669

General and administrative expenses

5,944

5,711

11,657

11,371

Servicing and asset manager fees

9,315

9,291

18,607

18,362

Transaction expenses

6,727

3,804

10,531

22,182

Total other expenses

30,845

30,159

61,006

74,584

Income (loss) before income taxes

(161,233

)

(262,864

)

(424,097

)

324,736

Income taxes

94

(70

)

24

3,824

Net income (loss)

$

(161,327

)

$

(262,794

)

$

(424,121

)

$

320,912

Dividends on preferred stock

18,438

18,408

36,845

36,875

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$

(179,765

)

$

(281,202

)

$

(460,966

)

$

284,037

Net income (loss) per share available to common shareholders:

Basic

$

(0.76

)

$

(1.19

)

$

(1.95

)

$

1.23

Diluted

$

(0.76

)

$

(1.19

)

$

(1.95

)

$

1.14

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

235,310,440

237,012,702

236,156,868

231,105,595

Diluted

235,310,440

237,012,702

236,156,868

251,723,940

Dividends declared per share of common stock

$

0.33

$

0.33

$

0.66

$

0.63

(1) Includes interest income of consolidated VIEs of $140,209 and $131,066 for the quarters ended June 30, 2022 and March 31, 2022, respectively, and $271,275 and $307,214 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. See Note 9 to consolidated financial statements for further discussion.
(2) Includes interest expense of consolidated VIEs of $50,193 and $42,491 for the quarters ended June 30, 2022 and March 31, 2022, respectively, and $92,684 and $116,141 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. See Note 9 to consolidated financial statements for further discussion.

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

For the Quarters Ended

For the Six Months Ended

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2021

Comprehensive income (loss):

Net income (loss)

$

(161,327

)

$

163,321

$

(424,121

)

$

320,912

Other comprehensive income:

Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities, net

(58,369

)

(26,215

)

(99,324

)

$

(64,867

)

Reclassification adjustment for net realized losses (gains) included in net income

(11,323

)

$

(37,116

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

(58,369

)

(37,538

)

(99,324

)

$

(101,983

)

Comprehensive income (loss) before preferred stock dividends

$

(219,696

)

$

125,783

$

(523,445

)

$

218,929

Dividends on preferred stock

$

18,438

$

18,438

$

36,845

$

36,875

Comprehensive income (loss) available to common stock shareholders

$

(238,134

)

$

107,345

$

(560,290

)

$

182,054

Earnings available for distribution

Earnings available for distribution is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as GAAP net income excluding unrealized gains or losses on financial instruments carried at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in earnings, realized gains or losses on the sales of investments, gains or losses on the extinguishment of debt, interest expense on long term debt, changes in the provision for credit losses, and transaction expenses incurred. In addition, stock compensation expense charges incurred on awards to retirement eligible employees is reflected as an expense over a vesting period (36 months) rather than reported as an immediate expense.

As defined, Earnings available for distribution is the Economic net interest income, as defined previously, reduced by compensation and benefits expenses (adjusted for awards to retirement eligible employees), general and administrative expenses, servicing and asset manager fees, income tax benefits or expenses incurred during the period, as well as the preferred dividend charges. We view Earnings available for distribution as a consistent measure of our investment portfolio's ability to generate income for distribution to common stockholders. Earnings available for distribution is one of the metrics, but not the exclusive metric, that our board of directors uses to determine the amount, if any, of dividends on our common stock. Other metrics that our board of directors may consider when determining the amount, if any, of dividends on our common stock include (among others) REIT taxable income, dividend yield, book value, reinvestment opportunities and other cash needs. In addition, Earnings available for distribution is different than REIT taxable income and the determination of whether we have met the requirement to distribute at least 90% of our annual REIT taxable income (subject to certain adjustments) to our stockholders in order to maintain qualification as a REIT is not based on Earnings available for distribution. Therefore, Earnings available for distribution should not be considered as an indication of our REIT taxable income, a guaranty of our ability to pay dividends, or as a proxy for the amount of dividends we may pay, because Earnings available for distribution excludes certain items that impact our cash needs. We believe Earnings available for distribution as described above helps us and investors evaluate our financial performance period over period without the impact of certain transactions. Therefore, Earnings available for distribution should not be viewed in isolation and is not a substitute for net income or net income per basic share computed in accordance with GAAP. In addition, our methodology for calculating Earnings available for distribution may differ from the methodologies employed by other REITs to calculate the same or similar supplemental performance measures, and accordingly, our Earnings available for distribution may not be comparable to the Earnings available for distribution reported by other REITs.

The following table provides GAAP measures of net income and net income per diluted share available to common stockholders for the periods presented and details with respect to reconciling the line items to Earnings available for distribution and related per average diluted common share amounts. Earnings available for distribution is presented on an adjusted dilutive shares basis. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period's presentation.

For the Quarters Ended

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

GAAP Net income (loss) available to common stockholders

$

(179,765

)

$

(281,202

)

$

(718

)

$

313,030

$

144,883

Adjustments:

Net unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments at fair value

239,246

370,167

108,286

(239,524

)

(36,108

)

Net realized (gains) losses on sales of investments

(7,517

)

(Gains) losses on extinguishment of debt

2,897

(980

)

25,622

21,777

Interest expense on long term debt

238

959

Increase (decrease) in provision for credit losses

4,497

240

92

(386

)

453

Net unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives

1,618

Transaction expenses

6,727

3,804

4,241

3,432

5,745

Stock Compensation expense for retirement eligible awards

(309

)

723

(363

)

(365

)

(361

)

Other investment gains

(980

)

Earnings available for distribution

$

73,931

$

93,732

$

110,558

$

102,047

$

129,831

GAAP net income (loss) per diluted common share

$

(0.76

)

$

(1.19

)

$

(0.00

)

$

1.30

$

0.60

Earnings available for distribution per adjusted diluted common share

$

0.31

$

0.39

$

0.46

$

0.42

$

0.54

The following tables provide a summary of the Company’s MBS portfolio at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

June 30, 2022

Principal or Notional Value

at Period-End

(dollars in thousands)

Weighted Average Amortized

Cost Basis

Weighted Average Fair Value

Weighted Average

Coupon

Weighted Average Yield at Period-End (1)

Non-Agency RMBS

Senior

$

1,203,494

$

46.59

70.95

4.7 %

18.3 %

Subordinated

509,636

67.93

68.69

4.6 %

7.1 %

Interest-only

3,468,368

4.96

3.40

1.4 %

7.9 %

Agency RMBS

Interest-only

1,709,415

7.36

4.30

1.4 %

1.0 %

Agency CMBS

Project loans

304,305

101.93

104.00

4.3 %

4.1 %

Interest-only

2,732,537

5.42

5.09

0.7 %

4.3 %

(1) Bond Equivalent Yield at period end.

December 31, 2021

Principal or Notional Value at Period-End

(dollars in thousands)

Weighted Average Amortized

Cost Basis

Weighted Average Fair Value

Weighted Average

Coupon

Weighted Average Yield at Period-End (1)

Non-Agency RMBS

Senior

$

1,283,788

$

48.02

$

76.78

4.5 %

18.0 %

Subordinated

845,432

68.10

77.12

3.8 %

7.1 %

Interest-only

3,904,665

4.90

4.42

1.7 %

13.2 %

Agency RMBS

Interest-only

992,978

10.37

6.09

1.3 %

0.3 %

Agency CMBS

Project loans

560,565

101.77

109.61

4.3 %

4.1 %

Interest-only

2,578,640

5.70

5.69

0.7 %

4.6 %

(1) Bond Equivalent Yield at period end.

At June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the secured financing agreements collateralized by MBS and Loans held for investment had the following remaining maturities and borrowing rates.

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

(dollars in thousands)

Principal

Weighted Average Borrowing Rates

Range of Borrowing Rates

Principal (1)

Weighted Average Borrowing Rates

Range of Borrowing Rates

1 to 29 days

322,212

1.46%

1.12% - 1.75%

1,018,670

0.73%

0.11% - 1.95%

30 to 59 days

383,451

2.67%

1.18% - 4.40%

379,031

1.66%

1.55% - 1.70%

60 to 89 days

98,567

2.09%

1.73% - 2.44%

342,790

1.86%

0.90% - 2.35%

90 to 119 days

234,331

3.93%

2.42% - 4.65%

67,840

1.66%

1.66% - 1.66%

120 to 180 days

387,481

3.21%

2.45% - 3.60%

157,944

1.38%

0.95% - 1.45%

180 days to 1 year

1,137,376

3.45%

2.76% - 4.60%

895,210

3.70%

1.95% - 4.38%

1 to 2 years

585,414

4.25%

3.39% - 4.38%

143,239

3.05%

3.05% - 3.05%

Greater than 3 years

NA

NA

256,889

5.56%

5.56% - 5.56%

Total

$ 3,148,832

3.26%

$ 3,261,613

2.30%

(1) The principal balance for secured financing agreements in the table above is net of $3 million of deferred financing cost as of December 31, 2021.

The following table summarizes certain characteristics of our portfolio at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

GAAP Leverage at period-end

3.7:1

3.0:1

GAAP Leverage at period-end (recourse)

1.1:1

0.9:1

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

Portfolio Composition

Amortized Cost

Fair Value

Non-Agency RMBS

7.8 %

10.1 %

9.6 %

12.1 %

Senior

4.1 %

4.5 %

6.2 %

6.5 %

Subordinated

2.5 %

4.2 %

2.5 %

4.4 %

Interest-only

1.2 %

1.4 %

0.9 %

1.2 %

Agency RMBS

0.9 %

0.8 %

0.5 %

0.4 %

Pass-through

— %

— %

— %

— %

Interest-only

0.9 %

0.8 %

0.5 %

0.4 %

Agency CMBS

3.4 %

5.3 %

3.3 %

5.2 %

Project loans

2.3 %

4.2 %

2.3 %

4.2 %

Interest-only

1.1 %

1.1 %

1.0 %

1.0 %

Loans held for investment

87.9 %

83.8 %

86.6 %

82.3 %

Fixed-rate percentage of portfolio

95.7 %

95.4 %

94.9 %

94.4 %

Adjustable-rate percentage of portfolio

4.3 %

4.6 %

5.1 %

5.6 %

Economic Net Interest Income

Our Economic net interest income is a non-GAAP financial measure that equals GAAP net interest income adjusted for interest expense on long term debt and any interest earned on cash. We believe this presentation is useful to investors because it depicts the economic value of our investment strategy by showing all components of interest expense and net interest income of our investment portfolio. However, Economic net interest income should not be viewed in isolation and is not a substitute for net interest income computed in accordance with GAAP. Where indicated, interest expense, adjusting for interest payments on long term debt and any interest earned on cash, is referred to as Economic interest expense. Where indicated, net interest income reflecting interest payments on long term debt and any interest earned on cash, is referred to as Economic net interest income.

The following table reconciles the Economic net interest income to GAAP net interest income and Economic interest expense to GAAP interest expense for the periods presented.

GAAP

Interest

Income

GAAP

Interest

Expense

Interest Expense on Long Term Debt

Economic Interest

Expense

GAAP Net Interest

Income

Other (1)

Economic

Net

Interest

Income

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2022

$

195,357

$

78,467

$

$

78,467

$

116,890

$

(81)

$

116,809

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2022

$

202,175

$

64,473

$

$

64,473

$

137,702

$

(18)

$

137,684

For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2021

$

221,162

$

66,598

$

$

66,598

$

154,564

$

(12)

$

154,552

For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2021

$

220,579

$

71,353

$

(239)

$

71,114

$

149,226

$

220

$

149,446

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

$

252,677

$

80,610

$

(959)

$

79,651

$

172,067

$

936

$

173,003

(1) Primarily interest expense on Long term debt and interest income on cash and cash equivalents.

The table below shows our average earning assets held, interest earned on assets, yield on average interest earning assets, average debt balance, economic interest expense, economic average cost of funds, economic net interest income, and net interest rate spread for the periods presented.

For the Quarter Ended

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

(dollars in thousands)

(dollars in thousands)

Average

Balance

Interest

Average

Yield/Cost

Average

Balance

Interest

Average

Yield/Cost

Assets:

Interest-earning assets (1):

Agency RMBS

$

126,498

$

312

1.0 %

$

113,723

$

253

0.9 %

Agency CMBS

466,403

5,938

5.1 %

559,478

22,870

16.4 %

Non-Agency RMBS

1,098,317

39,362

14.3 %

1,310,359

45,675

13.9 %

Loans held for investment

12,378,236

149,664

4.8 %

11,599,206

133,359

4.6 %

Total

$

14,069,454

$

195,276

5.6 %

$

13,582,766

$

202,157

6.0 %

Liabilities and stockholders' equity:

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Secured financing agreements collateralized by:

Agency RMBS

$

14,665

$

36

1.0 %

$

20,342

$

31

0.6 %

Agency CMBS

336,379

770

0.9 %

435,545

270

0.2 %

Non-Agency RMBS

831,864

6,221

3.0 %

817,261

5,448

2.7 %

Loans held for investment

2,190,270

18,077

3.3 %

1,948,974

12,839

2.6 %

Securitized debt

8,330,885

53,363

2.6 %

7,870,127

45,885

2.3 %

Total

$

11,704,063

$

78,467

2.7 %

$

11,092,249

$

64,473

2.3 %

Economic net interest income/net interest rate spread

$

116,809

2.9 %

$

137,684

3.7 %

Net interest-earning assets/net interest margin

$

2,365,391

3.3 %

$

2,490,517

4.1 %

Ratio of interest-earning assets to interest bearing liabilities

1.20

1.22

(1) Interest-earning assets at amortized cost

The table below shows our Net Income and Economic net interest income as a percentage of average stockholders' equity and Earnings available for distribution as a percentage of average common stockholders' equity. Return on average equity is defined as our GAAP net income (loss) as a percentage of average equity. Average equity is defined as the average of our beginning and ending stockholders' equity balance for the period reported. Economic Net Interest Income and Earnings available for distribution are non-GAAP measures as defined in previous sections.

Return on Average Equity

Economic Net Interest Income/Average Equity *

Earnings available for distribution/Average Common Equity

(Ratios have been annualized)

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2022

(20.45) %

14.81 %

13.29 %

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2022

(29.72) %

15.57 %

14.38 %

For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2021

1.87 %

16.30 %

15.45 %

For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2021

35.47 %

15.99 %

14.54 %

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

18.16 %

19.24 %

19.47 %

* Excludes long term debt expense.

The following table presents changes to Accretable Discount (net of premiums) as it pertains to our Non-Agency RMBS portfolio, excluding premiums on IOs, during the previous five quarters.

For the Quarters Ended

(dollars in thousands)

Accretable Discount (Net of Premiums)

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

Balance, beginning of period

$

258,494

$

333,546

$

352,545

$

338,024

$

358,562

Accretion of discount

(17,408)

(19,470)

(22,172)

(21,820)

(37,986)

Purchases

1,995

(3,453)

Sales

(17,123)

Elimination in consolidation

(60,361)

Transfers from/(to) credit reserve, net

305

4,779

3,173

34,346

38,024

Balance, end of period

$

241,391

$

258,494

$

333,546

$

352,545

$

338,024

Disclaimer
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