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JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. Reports Q3 2015 Core Income of $3.7 Million

VERO BEACH, Florida, Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. (NYSE:JMI) ("JAVELIN" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Q3 2015 Highlights and Financial Information

  • Q3 2015 Key Results:
    • $3.7 million ($0.31 per Common share) Core Income including drop income (as defined below)
    • 11.13% Core Income return on stockholders' equity at the beginning of the quarter
    • $0.27 per Common share dividends for Q3
    • $3.0 million ($0.25 per Common share) estimated taxable Real Estate Investment Trust ("REIT") income
    • $(16.5) million [$(1.39) per Common share] net loss under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") reflecting $(18.9) million net unrealized loss primarily on interest rate hedges driven by declines in swap yields
    • 3.34% average yield on assets and 2.02% average net interest margin
    • 6.80% annualized average principal repayment rate (CPR) on Agency Securities
    • 11,917,000 approximately weighted average Common shares
  • At September 30, 2015:
    • $120.0 million ($10.06 per Common share) stockholders' equity
    • 6.66 to 1 "leverage" (debt to stockholders' equity)
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati admitted JAVELIN's wholly owned insurance subsidiary, LANCE Indemnity Company LLC, as a member on October 5, 2015
  • $0.09 monthly dividend per Common Share maintained for Q4, as previously announced
  • Additional updated information on the Company's investment, financing and hedge positions can be found in JAVELIN's most recent "Company Update." JAVELIN posts unaudited and unreviewed Company Updates each month on http://www.javelinreit.com

Q3 2015 Results

Core Income, Including Drop Income

Core Income, including drop income, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, was approximately $3.7 million. "Core Income" represents a non-GAAP measure and is defined as net income excluding impairment losses, gains or losses on sales of securities and early termination of derivatives, unrealized gains or losses on derivatives and U.S. Treasury Securities and certain non-recurring expenses, inclusive of drop income. Core Income may differ from GAAP net income, which includes the unrealized gains or losses of the Company's derivative instruments and the gains or losses on Agency Securities and Non-Agency Securities and U.S. Treasury Securities.

The Company entered into to-be-announced ("TBA") dollar roll transactions that generate "drop income." Drop income is defined as the difference in price between two TBA contracts with the same terms but different settlement dates. Drop income is the economic equivalent of the assumed net interest spread (yield less financing costs) and is calculated as the difference between the spot price for regular settlement and the forward settlement price on trade date.

Estimated Taxable REIT Income

Estimated taxable REIT income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, was approximately $3.0 million, or $0.25 per Common share. The Company's annual dividend requirement to maintain its REIT tax status is based on ordinary taxable income, rather than on net income calculated in accordance with GAAP. Realized capital losses do not affect the amount of the Company's ordinary taxable income, but will generally be available to offset capital gains realized primarily through 2018. Taxable REIT income and GAAP net income will generally differ primarily because of the non-taxable unrealized changes in the value of the Company's derivatives, which the Company uses as economic hedges, differences in methods of accounting for Non-Agency Securities and any other than temporary impairment of Agency Securities to be sold in later periods. These gains/losses on derivatives are included in GAAP net income, whereas valuation changes are not included in taxable income.

GAAP Net Income (Loss)

For the purposes of computing GAAP net income (loss), the change in fair value of the Company's derivatives is reflected in current period net income, while the change in fair value of its Agency Securities is reflected in its statement of comprehensive income (loss). GAAP net loss for Q3 2015 was approximately $(16.5) million, including net realized gains on Agency Securities losses on and Non-Agency Securities totaling approximately $(1.3) million. Different book and tax accounting methods for Non-Agency Securities result in different timing for recognizing gains/losses.

Dividends

The Company paid dividends of $0.09 per Common share of record for each month of Q3 2015, resulting in payments to stockholders of approximately $3.2 million. The Company had estimated taxable REIT income of $3.0 million in Q3 2015. The Company's taxable REIT income and dividend requirements to maintain its REIT status are determined on an annual basis. The board of directors determines the Company Common share dividend rate based upon its REIT requirements and other relevant considerations. Dividends in excess of taxable REIT income for the year (including any amounts carried forward from prior years) will generally be treated as non-taxable return of capital to Common stockholders.

Portfolio

As of September 30, 2015, the Company's Agency Securities portfolio consisted of fixed rate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage securities valued at approximately $643.2 million on a trade date basis. The Company's Non-Agency Securities portfolio was valued at $246.4 million at quarter end. During Q3 2015, the annualized yield on average assets was 3.34%, and the annualized cost of funds on average liabilities (including realized cost of hedges) was 1.32%, resulting in a net interest margin of 2.02%.

Portfolio Financing, Leverage and Interest Rate Hedges

As of September 30, 2015, the Company financed its portfolio with approximately $798.9 million of borrowings under repurchase agreements. The Company's leverage ratio was 6.66 to 1 (7.22 to 1, including TBA Agency Securities purchased forward). As of September 30, 2015, the Company's liquidity totaled $24.0 million, consisting of $20.3 million of cash, plus approximately $3.7 million of unpledged Securities (including Securities received as collateral).

As of September 30, 2015, the Company's repurchase agreements had a weighted average maturity of approximately 31 days. The Company had a notional amount of approximately $616.3 million (of which $300.0 million become effective within 9 months) of various maturities of interest rate swap contracts with a weighted average swap rate of 1.78%.

Regulation G Reconciliation

Estimated taxable REIT income is calculated according to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code ("the Code") rather than GAAP. The Company plans to distribute at least 90% of its taxable REIT income in order to maintain its tax qualification as a REIT under the Code. The Company believes that estimated taxable REIT income is useful to investors because it is directly related to the amount of dividends the Company is required to distribute in order to maintain its REIT tax qualification status. However, because taxable REIT income is an incomplete measure of the Company's financial performance and involves differences from net income computed in accordance with GAAP, taxable REIT income should be considered as supplementary to, and not as a substitute for, the Company's net income computed in accordance with GAAP as a measure of the Company's financial performance.

The following table reconciles the Company's results from operations to estimated taxable REIT income and Core Income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015:


Core
Income
Estimated
Taxable
REIT Income
(in thousands)
GAAP net income $ (16,528) $ (16,528)
Book to tax differences:
Changes in interest rate contracts 18,515 18,515
Loss on sale of Securities 2,049 2,049
Amortization of deferred hedging costs (797) (797)
TBA drop income 465
Amortization of deferred hedging costs (273)
Total $ 3,704 $ 2,966

Common Stock

During Q3 2015, the Company issued 142 shares of Common stock under its dividend reinvestment plan at a weighted average price of $6.55 per share. As of September 30, 2015, there were 11,924,392 Common shares outstanding.

Federal Home Loan Bank Membership

On October 5, 2015, JAVELIN's wholly-owned insurance subsidiary, LANCE Indemnity Company LLC, became a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati.

Conference Call

As previously announced, the Company will provide an online, real-time webcast of its conference call with equity analysts covering Q3 2015 operating results on Monday, November 9, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The live broadcast will be available online and can be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/954/11253. To monitor the live webcast, please visit the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. An online replay of the event will be available on the Company's website at http://www.javelinreit.com.

JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp.

JAVELIN is a Maryland corporation that invests primarily in fixed rate Agency and fixed rate and hybrid adjustable rate non-Agency residential mortgage-backed securities. JAVELIN is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR Capital Management LP, an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Code for U.S. Federal income tax purposes.

Safe Harbor

This press release 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, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "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 the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors are contained in the Company's most recent filings with the SEC. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in their expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Investors, security holders and other interested persons may find JAVELIN's most recent Form 10-Q and other additional information regarding the Company at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, or the Company website http://www.javelinreit.com, or by directing requests to: JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp., 3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201, Vero Beach, Florida 32963, Attention: Investor Relations.

CONTACT: investors@javelinreit.com James R. Mountain Chief Financial Officer JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. (772) 617-4340

Source:JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp.