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Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Took Decisive Action in Unprecedented Market Conditions Stemming from COVID-19 Pandemic

Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO), a leading mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), mortgage servicing rights (MSR) and other financial assets, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Quarterly Summary

  • Experienced unprecedented market conditions stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we took decisive action to reduce portfolio risk and amass a strong defensive liquidity position.
  • Sold substantially all of our non-Agency securities, eliminating the risk of continued outsized margin calls and ongoing funding concerns associated with the significant spread widening on these assets.
  • Focused on the safety and well-being of our people by implementing mandatory work-from-home measures across all three of our offices.
  • Reported book value of $6.96 per common share.
  • Incurred a Comprehensive Loss of $(2.1) billion, or $(7.63) per weighted average basic common share, representing an annualized return on average common equity of (225.2)%.
  • Reported Core Earnings of $67.6 million, or $0.25 per weighted average basic common share.(1)

Post Quarter-End Business Update

  • Announced non-renewal of management agreement and transition to self-management effective September 19, 2020. Expect benefits to stockholders to include: (1) substantial annual cost savings of approximately $42 million or $0.15 per common share; (2) further alignment of interests of management and stockholders; (3) enhanced returns on any future capital growth; and (4) potential for attracting new institutional investors.
  • In advanced discussions with two major banks regarding servicing advance facilities, which are expected to be finalized in the next 30-60 days, subject to customary closing conditions and GSE approvals.
  • Paid interim dividend of $0.05 per common share and all first quarter preferred dividends; will continue to evaluate our quarterly dividends based on evolving market conditions.

"The global COVID-19 health pandemic led to unprecedented market conditions in the first quarter. As a result, we focused on raising our excess liquidity and de-risking our portfolio," stated Thomas Siering, Two Harbors’ President and Chief Executive Officer. "During the quarter, we made every margin call and at March 31st had a strong liquidity position with $1.2 billion in unrestricted cash. Going forward, while we can’t predict how this global pandemic will play out, we are making every effort to best position our company for events outside of our control. Despite all of the uncertainty, we believe that we can withstand future volatility and ultimately, on the other side of this crisis, once again drive long-term stockholder value."

(1) Core Earnings is a non-GAAP measure. Please see page 11 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 first quarter of 2020 and fourth quarter of 2019:

Two Harbors Investment Corp. Operating Performance (unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except per common share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

 

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2019

Earnings attributable to common stockholders

Earnings

 

Per
weighted
average
basic
common
share

 

Annualized
return on
average
common
equity

 

Earnings

 

Per
weighted
average
basic
common
share

 

Annualized
return on
average
common
equity

Comprehensive (Loss) Income

$

(2,086,676

)

 

$

(7.63

)

 

(225.2

)%

 

$

56,850

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

5.7

%

GAAP Net (Loss) Income

$

(1,888,606

)

 

$

(6.91

)

 

(203.8

)%

 

$

115,804

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

11.6

%

Core Earnings(1)

$

67,617

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

7.3

%

 

$

67,671

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

6.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Metrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend per common share

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

 

 

 

Annualized dividend yield(2)

%

 

 

 

 

 

10.9

%

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share at period end

$

6.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

14.54

 

 

 

 

 

Return on book value(3)

(52.1

%)

 

 

 

 

 

1.5

%

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses, excluding non-cash LTIP amortization(4)

$

13,482

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

11,719

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses, excluding non-cash LTIP amortization, as a percentage of average equity(4)

1.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

0.9

%

 

 

 

 

_____________

(1)

Please see page 11 for a definition of Core Earnings and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial information.

(2)

Dividend yield is calculated based on annualizing the dividends declared in the given period, divided by the closing share price as of the end of the period.

(3)

Return on book value is defined as the increase (decrease) in book value per common share from the beginning to the end of the given period, plus dividends declared in the period, divided by the book value as of the beginning of the period.

(4)

Excludes non-cash equity compensation expense of $2.3 million for the first quarter of 2020 and $2.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

"In March, the COVID-19 pandemic had a swift and dramatic effect on volatility, leading to unprecedented spread widening across many asset classes," stated Matt Koeppen, Two Harbors’ Co-Chief Investment Officer. "In response to this crisis, we de-levered, reduced risk and raised excess cash. We sold Agency RMBS, both specified pools and TBAs. We also sold substantially all of our non-Agency portfolio, eliminating the risks of continued outsized margin calls and ongoing funding concerns associated with the significant spread widening on these assets. As a result of these decisive actions, we are strongly positioned from a liquidity perspective to manage upcoming cash requirements."

"Looking forward, and notwithstanding near-term challenges, we currently believe that the opportunity set in our target assets of Agency RMBS paired with MSR is very attractive," continued Bill Greenberg, Two Harbors’ Co-Chief Investment Officer. "The MSR asset is where were are seeing the most interesting opportunities. We estimate that newly originated MSR returns on a forward basis are 25% or higher, when paired with Agency RMBS. We believe that given the maturity of our MSR business, we are uniquely positioned to take advantage of that attractive opportunity on an ongoing basis."

As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the company experienced unprecedented market conditions during quarter ended March 31, 2020, including unusually significant spread widening in both Agency RMBS and non-Agency securities. In response, the company focused its efforts on raising excess liquidity and de-risking its portfolio. On March 25, 2020, the company sold substantially all of its non-Agency securities in order to eliminate the risks posed by continued outsized margin calls and ongoing funding concerns associated with the significant spread widening on these assets. The company also sold approximately one-third of its Agency RMBS in order to reduce risk and raise cash to establish a strong defensive liquidity position to weather potential ongoing economic and market instability.

Portfolio Summary

The company’s portfolio is comprised of $19.3 billion of Agency RMBS, Agency Derivatives and MSR as well as their associated notional hedges as of March 31, 2020. Additionally, the company held $1.9 billion bond equivalent value of net long to-be-announced securities (TBAs).

The following tables summarize the company’s investment portfolio as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

Two Harbors Investment Corp. Portfolio

(dollars in thousands)

 

Portfolio Composition

 

As of March 31, 2020

 

As of December 31, 2019

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Rates Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed Rate

 

$

17,692,839

 

91.6%

 

$

27,763,471

 

83.2%

Other Agency(1)

 

87,096

 

0.5%

 

83,509

 

0.2%

Total Agency

 

17,779,935

 

92.1%

 

27,846,980

 

83.4%

Mortgage servicing rights

 

1,505,163

 

7.8%

 

1,909,444

 

5.7%

Credit Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Agency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior

 

2,593

 

—%

 

3,073,098

 

9.2%

Mezzanine

 

 

—%

 

480,765

 

1.5%

Other

 

23,807

 

0.1%

 

74,410

 

0.2%

Total Non-Agency

 

26,400

 

0.1%

 

3,628,273

 

10.9%

Aggregate Portfolio

 

19,311,498

 

 

 

33,384,697

 

 

Net TBA position(2)

 

1,846,871

 

 

 

7,656,187

 

 

Total Portfolio

 

$

21,158,369

 

 

 

$

41,040,884

 

 

Portfolio Metrics

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

 

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2019

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Annualized portfolio yield during the quarter(3)

 

3.52%

 

3.54%

Rates Strategy

 

 

 

 

Agency RMBS, Agency Derivatives and mortgage servicing rights

 

3.18%

 

3.20%

Credit Strategy

 

 

 

 

Non-Agency securities

 

6.76%

 

6.29%

 

 

 

 

 

Annualized cost of funds on average borrowing balance during the quarter(4)

 

2.39%

 

2.35%

Annualized net yield for aggregate portfolio during the quarter

 

1.13%

 

1.19%

________________

(1)

Other Agency includes hybrid ARMs and Agency derivatives.

(2)

Represents bond equivalent value of TBA position. Bond equivalent value is defined as notional amount multiplied by market price. Accounted for as derivative instruments in accordance with GAAP.

(3)

Includes interest income on RMBS and servicing income net of servicing expenses and amortization on MSR.

(4)

Cost of funds includes interest spread income/expense associated with the portfolio's interest rate swaps.

Portfolio Metrics Specific to RMBS and Agency Derivatives

 

As of March 31, 2020

 

As of December 31, 2019

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Weighted average cost basis of Agency principal and interest securities(5)

 

$

104.97

 

 

$

103.96

 

Weighted average three month CPR on Agency RMBS

 

12.3

%

 

14.3

%

Fixed-rate investments as a percentage of aggregate RMBS and Agency Derivatives portfolio

 

99.4

%

 

89.1

%

Adjustable-rate investments as a percentage of aggregate RMBS and Agency Derivatives portfolio

 

0.6

%

 

10.9

%

______________

(5)

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

Portfolio Metrics Specific to MSR(1)

 

As of March 31, 2020

 

As of December 31, 2019

(dollars in thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Unpaid principal balance

 

$

179,714,087

 

 

$

175,882,142

 

Fair market value

 

$

1,505,163

 

 

$

1,909,444

 

Gross weighted average coupon

 

4.1

%

 

4.1

%

Weighted average original FICO score(2)

 

754

 

 

754

 

Weighted average original LTV

 

75

%

 

75

%

60+ day delinquencies

 

0.3

%

 

0.3

%

Net servicing spread

 

27.3 basis points

 

27.0 basis points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

 

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2019

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Fair value losses

 

$

(586,665

)

 

$

(21,739

)

Servicing income

 

$

130,797

 

 

$

127,690

 

Servicing expenses

 

$

19,624

 

 

$

20,149

 

Change in servicing reserves

 

$

232

 

 

$

72

________________

Note:

The company does not directly service mortgage loans, but instead contracts with appropriately licensed subservicers to handle substantially all servicing functions in the name of the subservicer for the loans underlying the company’s MSR.

(1)

Metrics exclude residential mortgage loans in securitization trusts for which the company is the named servicing administrator.

(2)

FICO represents a mortgage industry accepted credit score of a borrower.

Other Investments and Risk Management Metrics

 

As of March 31, 2020

 

As of December 31, 2019

(dollars in thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Net long TBA notional amount(3)

 

$

1,761,000

 

$

7,427,000

Interest rate swaps notional, utilized to economically hedge interest rate exposure (or duration)

 

$

56,158,068

 

$

39,702,470

Swaptions net notional, utilized as macroeconomic hedges

 

1,376,000

 

1,257,000

Total interest rate swaps and swaptions notional

 

$

57,534,068

 

$

40,959,470

________________

(3)

Accounted for as derivative instruments in accordance with GAAP.

Financing Summary

The following tables summarize the company’s financing metrics and outstanding repurchase agreements, FHLB advances, revolving credit facilities, term notes and convertible senior notes as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

March 31, 2020

 

Balance

 

Weighted
Average
Borrowing Rate

 

Weighted
Average Months
to Maturity

 

Number of
Distinct
Counterparties

(dollars in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase agreements collateralized by RMBS

 

$

17,795,516

 

1.86%

 

1.76

 

 

Repurchase agreements collateralized by MSR

 

 

—%

 

 

 

Total repurchase agreements

 

17,795,516

 

1.86%

 

1.76

 

22

FHLB advances collateralized by RMBS(4)

 

50,000

 

2.39%

 

174.64

 

1

Revolving credit facilities collateralized by MSR

 

252,143

 

3.49%

 

11.53

 

1

Term notes payable collateralized by MSR

 

394,772

 

3.72%

 

50.86

 

n/a

Unsecured convertible senior notes

 

285,238

 

6.25%

 

21.53

 

n/a

Total borrowings

 

$

18,777,669

 

 

 

 

 

 

________________

(4)

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. On April 15, 2020, we received notification from the FHLB that TH Insurance’s credit limit for new advances had been reduced to zero pending the FHLB’s review of our updated financial information as of March 31, 2020.

December 31, 2019

 

Balance

 

Weighted
Average
Borrowing Rate

 

Weighted
Average Months
to Maturity

 

Number of
Distinct
Counterparties

(dollars in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase agreements collateralized by RMBS

 

$

28,884,848

 

2.12%

 

2.44

 

 

Repurchase agreements collateralized by MSR

 

262,615

 

3.51%

 

11.05

 

 

Total repurchase agreements

 

29,147,463

 

2.14%

 

2.52

 

24

FHLB advances collateralized by RMBS(1)

 

210,000

 

2.00%

 

42.56

 

1

Revolving credit facilities collateralized by MSR

 

300,000

 

4.26%

 

14.37

 

1

Term notes payable collateralized by MSR

 

394,502

 

4.59%

 

53.85

 

n/a

Unsecured convertible senior notes

 

284,954

 

6.25%

 

24.53

 

n/a

Total borrowings

 

$

30,336,919

 

 

 

 

 

 

________________

(1)

 

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. On April 15, 2020, we received notification from the FHLB that TH Insurance’s credit limit for new advances had been reduced to zero pending the FHLB’s review of our updated financial information as of March 31, 2020.

Borrowings by Collateral Type

 

As of March 31, 2020

 

As of December 31, 2019

(dollars in thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Collateral type:

 

 

 

 

Agency RMBS and Agency Derivatives

 

$

17,837,978

 

 

$

27,563,240

 

Mortgage servicing rights

 

646,915

 

 

957,117

 

Non-Agency securities

 

7,538

 

 

1,531,608

 

Other(2)

 

285,238

 

 

284,954

 

Total/Annualized cost of funds on average borrowings during the quarter

 

$

18,777,669

 

 

$

30,336,919

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt-to-equity ratio at period-end(3)

 

6.5

:1.0

 

6.1

:1.0

Economic debt-to-equity ratio at period-end(4)

 

7.0

:1.0

 

7.5

:1.0

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Funds Metrics

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

 

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2019

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Annualized cost of funds on average borrowings during the quarter:

 

2.2

%

 

2.4

%

Agency RMBS and Agency Derivatives

 

2.0

%

 

2.2

%

Mortgage servicing rights(5)

 

4.7

%

 

5.0

%

Non-Agency securities

 

3.0

%

 

3.0

%

Other(2)(5)

 

6.7

%

 

6.8

%

____________________

(2)

Includes unsecured convertible senior notes.

(3)

Defined as total borrowings to fund RMBS, MSR and Agency Derivatives, divided by total equity.

(4)

Defined as total borrowings to fund RMBS, MSR and Agency Derivatives, plus the implied debt on net TBA positions, divided by total equity.

(5)

Includes amortization of debt issuance costs.

Conference Call

Two Harbors Investment Corp. will host a conference call on May 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to discuss first quarter 2020 financial results and related information. To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free (866) 548-4713, conference code 6869956, 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 May 7, 2020, through 12:00 a.m. EDT on June 6, 2020. The playback can be accessed by calling (888) 203-1112 , conference code 6869956. 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, mortgage servicing rights 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, 2019, 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; the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions taken by federal and state authorities and GSEs response, on the U.S. economy, financial markets and our target assets; 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 effectively execute and to realize the benefits of strategic transactions and initiatives we have pursued or may in the future pursue; our decision not to renew our management agreement with PRCM Advisers LLC and our ability to successfully transition to a self-managed company; 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 acquire 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; 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 basic common share that exclude certain items. The non-GAAP financial measures presented by the company provide supplemental information to assist investors in analyzing the company’s results of operations and help facilitate comparisons to industry peers. 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 12 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, 575 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2930, New York, NY 10022, telephone (612) 629-2500.

TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in thousands, except share data)

 

March 31,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

(unaudited)

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

Available-for-sale securities, at fair value (amortized cost $17,279,572; allowance for credit losses $41,390)

$

17,733,059

 

 

$

31,406,328

 

Mortgage servicing rights, at fair value

1,505,163

 

 

1,909,444

 

Cash and cash equivalents

1,206,889

 

 

558,136

 

Restricted cash

680,395

 

 

1,058,690

 

Accrued interest receivable

57,854

 

 

92,634

 

Due from counterparties

581,355

 

 

318,963

 

Derivative assets, at fair value

117,368

 

 

188,051

 

Reverse repurchase agreements

147,651

 

 

220,000

 

Other assets

172,914

 

 

169,376

 

Total Assets

$

22,202,648

 

 

$

35,921,622

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Repurchase agreements

$

17,795,516

 

 

$

29,147,463

 

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

50,000

 

 

210,000

 

Revolving credit facilities

252,143

 

 

300,000

 

Term notes payable

394,772

 

 

394,502

 

Convertible senior notes

285,238

 

 

284,954

 

Derivative liabilities, at fair value

176,156

 

 

6,740

 

Due to counterparties

200,729

 

 

259,447

 

Dividends payable

 

 

128,125

 

Accrued interest payable

79,543

 

 

149,626

 

Other liabilities

64,418

 

 

70,299

 

Total Liabilities

19,298,515

 

 

30,951,156

 

Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized and 40,050,000 and 40,050,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($1,001,250 and $1,001,250 liquidation preference, respectively)

977,501

 

 

977,501

 

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 450,000,000 shares authorized and 273,528,243 and 272,935,731 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

2,735

 

 

2,729

 

Additional paid-in capital

5,156,151

 

 

5,154,764

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

491,330

 

 

689,400

 

Cumulative earnings

786,235

 

 

2,655,891

 

Cumulative distributions to stockholders

(4,509,819

)

 

(4,509,819

)

Total Stockholders’ Equity

2,904,133

 

 

4,970,466

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

22,202,648

 

 

$

35,921,622

 

TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

(dollars in thousands)

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

2020

 

2019

 

(unaudited)

Interest income:

 

Available-for-sale securities

$

248,684

 

 

$

235,886

 

Other

6,823

 

 

9,597

 

Total interest income

255,507

 

 

245,483

 

Interest expense:

 

 

 

Repurchase agreements

152,605

 

 

147,560

 

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

1,592

 

 

6,074

 

Revolving credit facilities

3,531

 

 

5,156

 

Term notes payable

4,804

 

 

 

Convertible senior notes

4,776

 

 

4,735

 

Total interest expense

167,308

 

 

163,525

 

Net interest income

88,199

 

 

81,958

 

Other-than-temporary impairment losses

 

 

(206

)

Other income (loss):

 

 

 

Loss on investment securities

(1,081,607

)

 

(19,292

)

Servicing income

130,797

 

 

116,948

 

Loss on servicing asset

(586,665

)

 

(188,974

)

Loss on interest rate swap, cap and swaption agreements

(250,596

)

 

(83,259

)

(Loss) gain on other derivative instruments

(133,468

)

 

104,278

 

Other income

798

 

 

123

 

Total other loss

(1,920,741

)

 

(70,176

)

Expenses:

 

 

 

Management fees

14,550

 

 

12,082

 

Servicing expenses

19,905

 

 

19,912

 

Other operating expenses

15,797

 

 

15,556

 

Total expenses

50,252

 

 

47,550

 

Loss before income taxes

(1,882,794

)

 

(35,974

)

Benefit from income taxes

(13,138

)

 

(10,039

)

Net loss

(1,869,656

)

 

(25,935

)

Dividends on preferred stock

18,950

 

 

18,950

 

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(1,888,606

)

 

$

(44,885

)

Basic loss per weighted average common share

$

(6.91

)

 

$

(0.18

)

Diluted loss per weighted average common share

$

(6.91

)

 

$

(0.18

)

Dividends declared per common share

$

 

 

$

0.47

 

Weighted average number of shares of common stock:

 

 

 

Basic

273,392,615

 

 

252,357,878

 

Diluted

273,392,615

 

 

252,357,878

 

 

 

 

 

TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME, CONTINUED

(dollars in thousands)

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

2020

 

2019

 

(unaudited)

Comprehensive (loss) income:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(1,869,656

)

 

$

(25,935

)

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:

 

 

 

Unrealized (loss) gain on available-for-sale securities

(198,070

)

 

356,152

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

(198,070

)

 

356,152

 

Comprehensive (loss) income

(2,067,726

)

 

330,217

 

Dividends on preferred stock

18,950

 

 

18,950

 

Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to common stockholders

$

(2,086,676

)

 

$

311,267

 

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
March 31,

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

2020

 

2019

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Reconciliation of Comprehensive (loss) income to Core Earnings:

 

 

 

Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to common stockholders

$

(2,086,676

)

 

$

56,850

 

Adjustment for other comprehensive loss attributable to common stockholders:

 

 

 

Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities

198,070

 

 

58,954

 

Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders

$

(1,888,606

)

 

$

115,804

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for non-Core Earnings:

 

 

 

Other-than-temporary impairments and loss recovery adjustments

 

 

2,198

 

Realized loss (gain) on securities

1,035,038

 

 

(27,615

)

Unrealized loss (gain) on securities

931

 

 

(526

)

Provision for credit losses

45,638

 

 

 

Realized and unrealized loss (gain) on mortgage servicing rights

511,059

 

 

(51,387

)

Realized (gain) loss on termination or expiration of swaps and swaptions

(361,853

)

 

1,495

 

Unrealized losses on interest rate swaps and swaptions

599,834

 

 

10,148

 

Losses on other derivative instruments

138,819

 

 

19,833

 

Other (income) loss

(735

)

 

73

 

Change in servicing reserves

232

 

 

72

 

Non-cash equity compensation expense

2,315

 

 

2,423

 

Other nonrecurring expenses

719

 

 

 

Net benefit from income taxes on non-Core Earnings

(15,774

)

 

(4,847

)

Core Earnings attributable to common stockholders(1)

$

67,617

 

 

$

67,671

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average basic common shares

273,392,615

 

 

272,906,815

 

Core Earnings attributable to common stockholders per weighted average basic common share

$

0.25

 

 

$

0.25

 

_____________

(1)

Core Earnings is a non-U.S. GAAP measure that we define as comprehensive (loss) income attributable to common stockholders, excluding "realized and unrealized gains and losses" (impairment losses, provision for credit losses, realized and unrealized gains and losses on the aggregate portfolio, reserve expense for representation and warranty obligations on MSR, non-cash compensation expense related to restricted common stock and other nonrecurring expenses). As defined, Core Earnings includes net interest income, accrual and settlement of interest on derivatives, dollar roll income on TBAs, servicing income, net of estimated amortization on MSR, management fees and recurring cash related operating expenses. Dollar roll income is the economic equivalent to holding and financing Agency RMBS using short-term repurchase agreements. Core Earnings provides supplemental information to assist investors in analyzing the Company’s results of operations and helps facilitate comparisons to industry peers.

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

 

March 31,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

 

(unaudited)

Net Interest Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

$

255.5

 

 

$

237.3

 

 

$

251.1

 

 

$

269.1

 

 

$

245.5

 

Interest expense

167.3

 

 

167.3

 

 

191.1

 

 

192.4

 

 

163.5

 

Net interest income

88.2

 

 

70.0

 

 

60.0

 

 

76.7

 

 

82.0

 

Other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Servicing income, net of amortization(1)

55.2

 

 

54.6

 

 

52.7

 

 

52.7

 

 

52.5

 

Interest spread on interest rate swaps

(12.6

)

 

4.8

 

 

19.1

 

 

22.9

 

 

23.7

 

Gain on other derivative instruments

5.3

 

 

9.0

 

 

 

 

16.7

 

 

28.7

 

Other income

0.1

 

 

0.1

 

 

0.4

 

 

0.5

 

 

0.5

 

Total other income

48.0

 

 

68.5

 

 

72.2

 

 

92.8

 

 

105.4

 

Expenses

47.0

 

 

49.4

 

 

46.2

 

 

42.9

 

 

45.2

 

Core Earnings before income taxes

89.2

 

 

89.1

 

 

86.0

 

 

126.6

 

 

142.2

 

Income tax expense

2.6

 

 

2.5

 

 

2.0

 

 

1.6

 

 

0.6

 

Core Earnings

86.6

 

 

86.6

 

 

84.0

 

 

125.0

 

 

141.6

 

Dividends on preferred stock

19.0

 

 

18.9

 

 

19.0

 

 

19.0

 

 

18.9

 

Core Earnings attributable to common stockholders(2)

$

67.6

 

 

$

67.7

 

 

$

65.0

 

 

$

106.0

 

 

$

122.7

 

Weighted average basic Core EPS

$

0.25

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

0.24

 

 

$

0.39

 

 

$

0.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core earnings return on average common equity

7.3

%

 

6.8

%

 

6.5

%

 

11.1

%

 

14.3

%

________________

(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.

(2)

Please see page 11 for a definition of Core Earnings and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial information.

 

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Contacts

Margaret Karr, Investor Relations, Two Harbors Investment Corp., (212) 364-3663 or
margaret.field@twoharborsinvestment.com