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New York Mortgage Trust Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) (“NYMT,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) today reported results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015.

Summary of Fourth Quarter 2015:

  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.0 million, or $0.01 per share.

  • Net interest income of $16.0 million and net interest margin of 304 basis points.

  • Closed on the acquisition of distressed residential first lien mortgage loans having an aggregate purchase price of approximately $58.4 million and an aggregate unpaid principal balance of approximately $70.4 million as of the date of acquisition.

  • Book value per common share of $6.54 at December 31, 2015, as compared to $6.82 at September 30, 2015 and $7.07 per common share at December 31, 2014.

  • Declared fourth quarter dividend of $0.24 per common share that was paid on January 25, 2016.

Highlights for Full Year 2015:

  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $67.0 million, or $0.62 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2015 as compared to $130.4 million, or $1.48 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2014.

  • Issued and sold 4,116,115 shares of common stock under our at-the-market offering programs, resulting in net proceeds to us of $31.9 million.

  • Closed on an underwritten public offering of 3,600,000 shares of our 7.875% Series C Preferred Stock. The issue and sale of the Series C Preferred Stock resulted in total net proceeds to us of $86.9 million, after deductions for underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.

  • Completed the sale of our remaining $35.6 million of CLO securities, realizing a gain of approximately $3.2 million.

  • Sold residential mortgage loans, including distressed residential mortgage loans, with a carrying value of approximately $146.1 million for aggregate proceeds of approximately $175.3 million, which resulted in a net realized gain, before income taxes, of approximately $29.1 million.

  • Acquired approximately $156.0 million of residential mortgage loans, a substantial majority of which were distressed residential mortgage loans.

  • Declared aggregate 2015 dividends of $1.02 per common share.

About New York Mortgage Trust

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes (“REIT”). NYMT is an internally managed REIT which invests in mortgage-related and financial assets and targets residential mortgage loans, including second mortgages and loans sourced from distressed markets, multi-family CMBS, direct financing to owners of multi-family properties through mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments and other commercial real estate-related investments, Agency RMBS consisting of fixed-rate, adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate RMBS and Agency IOs consisting of interest only and inverse interest-only RMBS that represent the right to the interest component of the cash flow from a pool of mortgage loans. RiverBanc LLC, The Midway Group, L.P. and Headlands Asset Management, LLC provide investment management services to the Company with respect to certain of its targeted asset classes. For a list of defined terms used from time to time in this press release, see “Defined Terms” below.

Management Overview

Steven Mumma, NYMT’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented: "The performance of our portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2015 was impacted by significant market volatility and the timing of certain sales and acquisitions of residential loans, as well as our negative outlook for the reinvestment environment in the fourth quarter. Anticipating further spread widening in the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016, we elected, in large part, to forego putting our excess liquidity to work, maintaining a higher than usual cash position and lower than normal leverage. Our net margin was directly impacted by this decision together with our sale in September of approximately $120 million of distressed residential loans, which resulted in a decline in the Company’s weighted average interest earning assets in the fourth quarter as compared to the prior quarter. As spreads have widened, the valuations on some of our multi-family CMBS, which were tremendous drivers of earnings for the Company in 2013 and 2014, have pulled back over the course of the last two quarters. Other income was negatively impacted by these reduced valuations for our CMBS, as well as our withdrawal of a loan sale in the fourth quarter, which we now expect to complete in the first quarter of 2016.

While the fourth quarter was challenging, our portfolio has performed extremely well over the last three years, which is a period that has been marked by an increasingly dynamic and volatile market environment. Even when you factor in our results for the most recent quarter, the Company has produced average annual net income per share of $1.07 and a total rate of return on equity of 11% over the course of the last three year fiscal years.

We have accomplished this by being selective in the different types of assets we have invested in, at times taking the role of “first mover,” such as with the first-loss multi-family CMBS we have invested in, identifying assets that we believe are well suited to our or our managers’ expertise, taking gains when we believe an asset is fully valued and maintaining a greater cash position when we believe markets are unfavorable for reinvestment. For example, we watched spreads tighten throughout 2013 and 2014 on our multi-family CMBS, which benefited these assets, but led to a less attractive reinvestment environment. Concluding that certain of these assets were fully valued, we sold a first-loss multi-family security during the fourth quarter of 2014 and realized a gain of approximately $23 million, which helped produce quarterly earnings for that quarter of $0.42 per share, $0.15 per share higher than the dividend we declared for that quarter.

The markets have continued their difficult ways in 2016 to date, impacted by continued oil price volatility, a deteriorating global economic picture and uncertainty surrounding future Federal Reserve moves on interest rates. While credit spreads have continued to widen, our actual credit positions are performing at or above our expectations. Moreover, we believe this spread widening will ultimately lead to more attractive investment opportunities in 2016, which we believe we are well positioned to take advantage of through our excess liquidity position. We will maintain our focus on adding both multi-family and residential credit assets in 2016 and will continue to pursue longer-term, less callable financing to finance these assets and expand our leverage."

Capital Allocation

The following tables set forth our allocated capital by investment type at December 31, 2015 and the related interest income, interest expense, weighted average yield, average cost of funds and net interest spread for the three months ended December 31, 2015 (dollar amounts in thousands):

Capital Allocation at December 31, 2015:
Agency
RMBS
Agency
IOs
Multi-
Family (1)
Distressed
Residential
Loans
Residential
Securitized
Loans
Other (2) Total
Carrying Value$547,745 $175,408 $450,228 $562,303 $119,921 $15,184 $1,870,789
Liabilities
Callable(489,253) (88,160) (214,490) (791,903)
Non-Callable (83,871) (33,657) (116,710) (45,000) (279,238)
Hedges (Net) (3)2,997 2,623 5,620
Cash (4)5,477 13,663 525 551 56,213 76,429
Other9,311 4,799 (2,185) 13,330 1,187 (27,613) (1,171)
Net Capital Allocated$76,277 $108,333 $364,697 $328,037 $4,398 $(1,216) $880,526
Net Interest Spread - Three Months Ended December 31, 2015:
Interest Income$2,484 $3,183 $8,576 $7,373 $726 $28 $22,370
Interest Expense(1,137) (267) (1,517) (2,575) (257) (147) (5,900)
Net Interest Income (5)$1,347 $2,916 $7,059 $4,798 $469 $(119) $16,470
Average Interest Earning Assets (6)593,905 135,430 281,334 545,504 133,721 2,788 1,692,682
Yield on Average Interest Earning Assets (7)1.67% 9.40% 12.19% 5.41% 2.17% 4.02% 5.29%
Less: Average Cost of Funds (8)(0.90)% (1.30)% (7.12)% (4.22)% (0.80)% (2.25)%
Net Interest Spread (9)0.77% 8.10% 5.07% 1.19% 1.37% 4.02% 3.04%


(1)
The Company, through its ownership of certain securities has determined it is the primary beneficiary of the Consolidated K-Series and has consolidated the Consolidated K-Series into the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Average Interest Earning Assets for the quarter excludes all Consolidated K-Series assets other than those securities actually owned by the Company. Interest income amounts represent interest income earned by securities that are actually owned by the Company. A reconciliation of net capital allocated to and interest income from, multi-family investments is included below in “Additional Information.”
(2) Other includes non-Agency RMBS and mortgage loans held for sale and mortgage loans held for investment. Other non-callable liabilities consist of $45 million in subordinated debentures.
(3) Includes derivative assets, derivative liabilities, payable for securities purchased and restricted cash posted as margin.
(4) Includes $11.6 million held in overnight deposits in our Agency IO portfolio to be used for trading purposes. These deposits are included in the Company’s accompanying consolidated balance sheet in receivables and other assets.
(5) Net Interest Income excludes interest expense on our subordinated debentures.
(6) Our Average Interest Earning Assets is calculated each quarter based on daily average amortized cost.
(7) Our Weighted Average Yield on Interest Earning Assets was calculated by dividing our annualized interest income for the quarter by our average Interest Earning Assets for the quarter.
(8) Our Average Cost of Funds was calculated by dividing our annualized interest expense by our average interest bearing liabilities, excluding subordinated debentures for the quarter. Our Average Cost of Funds includes interest expense on our interest rate swaps.
(9) Net Interest Spread is the difference between our Weighted Average Yield on Interest Earning Assets and our Average Cost of Funds, excluding the Weighted Average Cost of subordinated debentures.

Prepayment History

The following table sets forth the actual constant prepayment rates (“CPR”) for selected asset classes, by quarter, for the quarterly periods indicated:

Quarter Ended Agency
ARMs
Agency
Fixed Rate
Agency
IOs
Non-
Agency
RMBS
Residential
Securitizations
Total
Weighted
Average
December 31, 2015 16.9% 8.5% 14.6% 15.3% 31.2% 14.7%
September 30, 2015 18.6% 10.5% 18.0% 12.5% 8.9% 15.1%
June 30, 2015 9.2% 10.6% 16.3% 12.5% 11.1% 13.3%
March 31, 2015 9.1% 6.5% 14.7% 15.5% 13.7% 11.5%
December 31, 2014 12.3% 6.5% 14.6% 13.7% 5.4% 11.1%
September 30, 2014 20.5% 9.2% 15.2% 18.7% 5.4% 13.1%
June 30, 2014 9.9% 6.7% 12.7% 10.5% 7.0% 10.1%
March 31, 2014 8.8% 5.2% 11.3% 9.7% 7.5% 8.8%


Earnings Summary

For the quarter ended December 31, 2015, we reported net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.0 million, a decrease of $21.4 million from the third quarter of 2015. The portfolio generated net interest income of $16.0 million and net interest margin of 304 basis points, a decrease of $2.3 million and 50 basis points, respectively, from the third quarter of 2015. The decrease was driven by:

  • Decrease in average interest earning assets in our distressed residential loan portfolio due to the sale in the end of the third quarter of pools of distressed residential mortgage loans, which ultimately resulted in a decrease in net interest income of $3.4 million.

  • Increase in net interest income of $0.8 million in our Agency IO portfolio due to a decrease in prepayment speeds from the third to the fourth quarter of 2015.

  • Increase in net interest income in our multi-family portfolio of $0.5 million primarily due to an increase in mezzanine and preferred equity investments during the quarter.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2015, we recognized other losses of $2.1 million, primarily from the following:

  • Unrealized losses amounting to $4.5 million recognized on our multi-family loans and debt held in securitization trusts due to widening credit spreads on these assets in the fourth quarter of 2015.

  • Realized losses of $1.6 million and unrealized gains of $1.0 million on our investment securities and related hedges, respectively, primarily related to our Agency IO portfolio. The Agency IO portfolio is an actively managed strategy resulting in both unrealized and realized activity.

  • Other income of $3.0 million from our investments in unconsolidated entities, including our common and preferred equity ownership interests in RB Multifamily Investors LLC (“RBMI”), an entity that invests in commercial real estate and commercial real estate-related debt investments, and our equity interest in RiverBanc.


Total general, administrative and other expenses for the fourth quarter of 2015 were approximately $9.7 million, relatively unchanged as compared to $9.8 million for the third quarter of 2015. Total expenses include base management and incentive fees of $4.5 million, expenses associated with direct operating costs of our distressed residential mortgage loans of $2.5 million and general and administrative expenses of $2.6 million.

Analysis of Changes in Book Value

The following table analyzes the changes in book value of our common stock for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015 (amounts in thousands, except per share):

Quarter Ended December 31, 2015 Year Ended December 31, 2015
Amount Shares Per Share(1) Amount Shares Per Share(1)
Beginning Balance$745,648 109,402 $6.82 $742,927 105,095 $7.07
Common stock issuance, net230 32,782 4,307
Preferred stock issuance, net 86,862
Preferred stock liquidation preference (90,000)
Balance after share issuance activity745,878 109,402 6.82 772,571 109,402 7.06
Dividends declared(26,256) (0.24) (111,199) (1.02)
Net change AOCI: (2)
Hedges1,112 0.01 (831) (0.01)
RMBS(5,651) (0.05) (2,613) (0.02)
CMBS(539) (0.01) (362)
CLOs (9,063) (0.08)
Net income attributable to common stockholders982 0.01 67,023 0.61
Ending Balance$715,526 109,402 $6.54 $715,526 109,402 $6.54


(1)
Outstanding shares used to calculate book value per share for the ending balance is based on outstanding shares as of December 31, 2015 of 109,401,721.
(2) Accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”).

FHLBI Membership and Advances

On February 20, 2015, our wholly-owned captive insurance subsidiary, Great Lakes Insurance Holdings LLC, was granted membership to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis ("FHLBI"). On January 12, 2016, the regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank ("FHLB") system, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, released a final rule that amends regulations governing FHLB membership, including preventing captive insurance companies from being eligible for FHLB membership. Under the terms of the final rule, our captive insurance subsidiary is required to terminate its membership and repay its existing advances within one year following the effective date of the final rule. In addition, our captive insurance subsidiary is prohibited from taking new advances or renewing existing maturing advances during the one-year transition period. The final rule became effective on February 19, 2016. As of December 31, 2015, our captive insurance subsidiary had $121 million of outstanding secured advances from the FHLBI. During January 2016, we repaid all of our outstanding FHLBI advances, which repayment was funded primarily through repurchase agreement financing.

Conference Call

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, New York Mortgage Trust's executive management is scheduled to host a conference call and audio webcast to discuss the Company’s financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015. The conference call dial-in number is (877) 312-8806. The replay will be available until Wednesday, March 2, 2016 and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 and entering passcode 54167190. A live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the Internet, on a listen-only basis, at the Company's website at http://www.nymtrust.com. Please allow extra time, prior to the call, to visit the site and download the necessary software to listen to the Internet broadcast.

Full year 2015 financial and operating data can be viewed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expected to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about February 29, 2016. A copy of the Form 10-K will be posted at the Company’s website as soon as reasonably practicable following its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Defined Terms

The following defines certain of the commonly used terms in this press release: “RMBS” refers to residential mortgage-backed securities comprised of adjustable-rate, hybrid adjustable-rate, fixed-rate, interest only and inverse interest only, and principal only securities; “Agency RMBS” refers to RMBS representing interests in or obligations backed by pools of residential mortgage loans issued or guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”), or an agency of the U.S. government, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (“Ginnie Mae”); “Agency ARMs” refers to Agency RMBS comprised of adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate RMBS; “IOs” refers collectively to interest only and inverse interest only mortgage-backed securities that represent the right to the interest component of the cash flow from a pool of mortgage loans; “Agency IOs” refers to an IO that represents the right to the interest component of cash flow from a pool of residential mortgage loans issued or guaranteed by a GSE, or an agency of the U.S. government; “POs” refers to mortgage-backed securities that represent the right to the principal component of the cash flow from a pool of mortgage loans; “ARMs” refers to adjustable-rate residential mortgage loans; “residential securitized loans” refers to prime credit quality residential ARM loans held in securitization trusts; “distressed residential mortgage loans” refers to pools of performing, re-performing and to a lesser extent non-performing, fixed-rate and adjustable-rate, fully amortizing, interest-only and balloon, seasoned mortgage loans secured by first liens on one- to four-family properties; “CMBS” refers to commercial mortgage-backed securities comprised of commercial mortgage pass-through securities, as well as IO or PO securities that represent the right to a specific component of the cash flow from a pool of commercial mortgage loans; “multi-family CMBS” refers to CMBS backed by commercial mortgage loans on multi-family properties; “multi-family securitized loans” refers to the commercial mortgage loans included in the Consolidated K-Series; “CDO” refers to collateralized debt obligation; “CLO” refers to collateralized loan obligation; and "Consolidated K-Series” refers to, as of December 31, 2015, five separate Freddie Mac- sponsored multi-family loan K-Series securitizations, or as of December 31, 2014, six separate Freddie Mac- sponsored multi-family loan K-Series securitizations, of which we, or one of our special purpose entities, or SPEs, own the first loss PO securities and certain IO securities.

Additional Information

We determined that the Consolidated K-Series were variable interest entities and that we are the primary beneficiary of the Consolidated K-Series. As a result, we are required to consolidate the Consolidated K-Series’ underlying multi-family loans including their liabilities, income and expenses in our consolidated financial statements. We have elected the fair value option on the assets and liabilities held within the Consolidated K-Series, which requires that changes in valuations in the assets and liabilities of the Consolidated K-Series be reflected in our consolidated statements of operations.

A reconciliation of our net capital allocated to multi-family investments to our consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2015 is set forth below (dollar amounts in thousands):

Multi-family loans held in securitization trusts, at fair value$7,105,336
Multi-family CDOs, at fair value(6,818,901)
Net carrying value286,435
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value held in securitization trusts40,734
Total CMBS, at fair value327,169
Mezzanine loan, preferred equity investments and investments in unconsolidated entities123,059
Securitized debt(83,871)
Cash and other(1,660)
Net Capital in Multi-Family$364,697


A reconciliation of our interest income in multi-family investments to our consolidated financial statements for the three months ended December 31, 2015 is set forth below (dollar amounts in thousands):

Three Months
Ended December
31, 2015
Interest income, multi-family loans held in securitization trusts$64,702
Interest income, investment securities, available for sale (1)894
Interest expense, multi-family collateralized obligations(58,496)
Interest income, multi-family CMBS7,100
Interest income, mezzanine loan and preferred equity investments (1)1,476
Interest income in Multi-Family$8,576


(1)
Included in the Company’s accompanying consolidated statements of operations in interest income, investment securities and other.

When used in this press release, in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) or in other written or oral communications, statements which are not historical in nature, including those containing words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “continue,” “intend,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “goal,” “objective,” “will,” “may” or similar expressions, are intended to identify “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions.

Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s beliefs, assumptions and expectations of its future performance, taking into account all information currently available to it. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations are subject to risks and uncertainties and can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to the Company. If a change occurs, the Company’s business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations may vary materially from those expressed in its forward-looking statements. The following factors are examples of those that could cause actual results to vary from the Company’s forward-looking statements: changes in interest rates and the market value of the Company’s securities; changes in credit spreads; the impact of the downgrade of the long-term credit ratings of the U.S., Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae; market volatility; changes in the prepayment rates on the mortgage loans underlying the Company’s investment securities; increased rates of default and/or decreased recovery rates on the Company's assets; increased rates of default and/or decreased recovery rates on the Company’s assets; the Company’s ability to borrow to finance its assets and the terms thereof; changes in governmental laws, regulations or policies affecting the Company’s business; changes in the Company's relationships with its external managers; the Company’s ability to maintain its qualification as a REIT for federal tax purposes; the Company’s ability to maintain its exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; and risks associated with investing in real estate assets, including changes in business conditions and the general economy. These and other risks, uncertainties and factors, including the risk factors described in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements it makes. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time and it is not possible to predict those events or how they may affect the Company. Except as required by law, the Company is not obligated to, and does not intend to, update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except share data)

December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
ASSETS
Investment securities, available for sale, at fair value (including pledged securities of $639,683 and $702,684, respectively)$724,720 $816,647
Investment securities, available for sale, at fair value held in securitization trusts 40,734 38,594
Residential mortgage loans held in securitization trusts (net) 119,921 149,614
Distressed residential mortgage loans held in securitization trusts (net) 114,214 221,591
Distressed residential mortgage loans (net) 444,775 361,106
Multi-family loans held in securitization trusts, at fair value 7,105,336 8,365,514
Derivative assets 228,775 288,850
Cash and cash equivalents 61,959 75,598
Receivables and other assets 219,130 222,491
Total Assets (1)$9,059,564 $10,540,005
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Liabilities:
Financing arrangements, portfolio investments$577,413 $651,965
Financing arrangements, residential mortgage loans 214,490 238,949
Residential collateralized debt obligations 116,710 145,542
Multi-family collateralized debt obligations, at fair value 6,818,901 8,048,053
Securitized debt 117,528 232,877
Derivative liabilities 1,500 1,463
Payable for securities purchased 227,969 283,537
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (including $1,745 and $6,317 to related parties, respectively) 59,527 74,692
Subordinated debentures 45,000 45,000
Total liabilities (1)$8,179,038 $9,722,078
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 7.75% Series B cumulative redeemable, $25 liquidation preference per share, 6,000,000 and 3,450,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, 3,000,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively$72,397 $72,397
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 7.875% Series C cumulative redeemable, $25 liquidation preference per share, 4,140,000 shares and 0 shares authorized as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, 3,600,000 and 0 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 86,862
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 109,401,721 and 105,094,565 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 1,094 1,051
Additional paid-in capital 734,610 701,871
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (2,854) 10,015
(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings (11,583) 32,593
Total stockholders' equity$880,526 $817,927
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity$9,059,564 $10,540,005


(1)
Our consolidated balance sheets include assets and liabilities of consolidated variable interest entities ("VIEs") as the Company is the primary beneficiary of these VIEs. As of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, assets of consolidated VIEs totaled $7,413,082 and $8,847,078, respectively, and the liabilities of consolidated VIEs totaled $7,078,162 and $8,457,034, respectively.


NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
INTEREST INCOME:
Investment securities and other$8,058 $12,366 $36,390 $54,391
Multi-family loans held in securitization trusts64,702 75,541 257,417 301,877
Residential mortgage loans held in securitization trusts778 983 3,728 3,755
Distressed residential mortgage loans7,328 4,234 39,303 18,824
Total interest income80,866 93,124 336,838 378,847
INTEREST EXPENSE:
Investment securities and other$3,400 $1,467 $13,737 $5,569
Multi-family collateralized debt obligations58,496 68,749 232,971 275,916
Residential collateralized debt obligations257 218 936 904
Securitized debt2,243 3,412 11,126 16,762
Subordinated debentures479 469 1,881 1,859
Total interest expense$64,875 $74,315 $260,651 $301,010
NET INTEREST INCOME$15,991 $18,809 $76,187 $77,837
OTHER INCOME (LOSS):
Recovery (provision) for loan losses$302 $(705) $(1,363) $(1,939)
Realized (loss) gain on investment securities and related hedges, net(1,555) 21,672 (4,617) 42,091
Gain on de-consolidation of multi-family loans held in securitization trust and multi-family collateralized debt obligations 1,483
Realized (loss) gain on distressed residential mortgage loans(263) 4,903 31,251 14,380
Unrealized gain (loss) on investment securities and related hedges, net1,002 (3,620) (2,641) (7,667
)
Unrealized (loss) gain on multi-family loans and debt held in securitization trusts, net(4,508) 13,871 12,368

56,931
Loss on extinguishment of debt (3,397
)
Other income (including $1,205, $1,242, $6,078 and $3,261 from related parties, respectively)2,967 2,483 9,360
4,809
Total other (loss) income$(2,055) $38,604 $45,841
$105,208
Base management and incentive fees (including $2,232, $6,833, $8,083 and $14,799 to related parties, respectively)$4,502
$9,134
$19,188
$24,530
Expenses related to distressed residential mortgage loans 2,537
2,509
10,364
6,429
Other general and administrative expenses (including $0, $0, $0 and $80 to related parties, respectively) 2,626
2,067
9,928
9,500
Total general, administrative and other expenses$9,665
$13,710
$39,480
$40,459
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES$4,271
$43,703
$82,548
$142,586
Income tax expense 64
1,727
4,535
6,395
NET INCOME 4,207
41,976
78,013
136,191
Preferred stock dividends (3,225
) (1,453
) (10,990
) (5,812
)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS$982 $40,523 $67,023 $130,379
Basic income per common share$0.01 $0.42 $0.62 $1.48
Diluted income per common share$0.01 $0.42 $0.62 $1.48
Weighted average shares outstanding-basic 109,402
96,323
108,399
87,867
Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted 109,402
96,323
108,399
87,867


NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUMMARY OF QUARTERLY EARNINGS
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
2015
September 30,
2015
June 30,
2015
March 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
Net interest income$15,991 $18,292 $20,303 $21,601 $18,809
Total other (loss) income(2,055) 20,218 14,645 13,033 38,604
Total general, administrative and other expenses9,665 9,830 9,139 10,846 13,710
Income from operations before income taxes4,271 28,680 25,809 23,788 43,703
Income tax expense64 3,048 1,178 245 1,727
Net income4,207 25,632 24,631 23,543 41,976
Preferred stock dividends(3,225) (3,225) (3,087) (1,453) (1,453)
Net income attributable to common stockholders982 22,407 21,544 22,090 40,523
Basic income per common share$0.01 $0.20 $0.20 $0.21 $0.42
Diluted income per common share$0.01 $0.20 $0.20 $0.21 $0.42
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic109,402 109,402 109,252 105,488 96,323
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted109,402 109,402 109,252 105,488 96,323
Book value per common share$6.54 $6.82 $6.82 $7.03 $7.07
Dividends declared per common share$0.24 $0.24 $0.27 $0.27 $0.27
Dividends declared per preferred share on Series B Preferred Stock$0.484375 $0.484375 $0.484375 $0.484375 $0.484375
Dividends declared per preferred share on Series C Preferred Stock$0.4921875 $0.4921875 $0.45391 N/A N/A


Capital Allocation Summary

The following tables set forth our allocated capital by investment type and the related interest income, interest expense, weighted average yield, average cost of funds and net interest spread for the periods indicated (dollar amounts in thousands):

Agency RMBS Agency IOs Multi-
Family
Distressed
Residential
Loans
Residential
Securitized
Loans
Other Total
At December 31, 2015
Carrying value$547,745 $175,408 $450,228 $562,303 $119,921 $15,184 $1,870,789
Net equity allocated$76,277 $108,333 $364,697 $328,037 $4,398 $(1,216) $880,526
Three Months Ended December 31, 2015
Average interest earning assets$593,905 $135,430 $281,334 $545,504 $133,721 $2,788 $1,692,682
Yield on average interest earning assets1.67% 9.40% 12.19% 5.41% 2.17% 4.02% 5.29%
Less: Average cost of funds(0.90)% (1.30)% (7.12)% (4.22)% (0.80)% (2.25)%
Net interest spread0.77% 8.10% 5.07% 1.19% 1.37% 4.02% 3.04%
At September 30, 2015
Carrying value$596,238 $135,373 $446,659 $512,760 $132,882 $5,842 $1,829,754
Net equity allocated$106,668 $107,812 $362,959 $296,406 $4,800 $32,003 $910,648
Three Months Ended September 30, 2015
Average interest earning assets$610,301 $134,765 $264,935 $591,792 $141,400 $2,488 $1,745,681
Yield on average interest earning assets1.58% 6.89% 12.18% 7.80% 2.33% 4.82% 5.77%
Less: Average cost of funds(0.88)% (1.29)% (7.06)% (3.94)% (0.64)% % (2.23)%
Net interest spread0.70% 5.60% 5.12% 3.86% 1.69% 4.82% 3.54%
At June 30, 2015
Carrying value$609,047 $124,553 $445,222 $584,986 $137,440 $5,951 $1,907,199
Net equity allocated$100,888 $110,564 $363,679 $269,152 $5,130 $62,036 $911,449
Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
Average interest earning assets$633,024 $128,086 $263,415 $577,674 $145,667 $32,906 $1,780,772
Yield on average interest earning assets1.79% 7.31% 11.91% 7.17% 2.37% 38.61% 6.16%
Less: Average cost of funds(0.87)% (1.27)% (7.13)% (4.00)% (0.64)% % (2.25)%
Net interest spread0.92% 6.04% 4.78% 3.17% 1.73% 38.61% 3.91%
At March 31, 2015
Carrying value$643,185 $121,369 $420,474 $572,837 $142,677 $41,226 $1,941,768
Net equity allocated$95,242 $109,958 $335,145 $240,253 $5,301 $47,860 $833,759
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
Average interest earning assets$659,488 $131,589 $265,221 $576,214 $152,013 $30,250 $1,814,775
Yield on average interest earning assets2.01% 10.84% 11.80% 7.33% 2.29% 36.54% 6.37%
Less: Average cost of funds(0.85)% (1.23)% (7.15)% (4.03)% (0.67)% % (2.22)%
Net interest spread1.16% 9.61% 4.65% 3.30% 1.62% 36.54% 4.15%
At December 31, 2014
Carrying value$660,374 $119,131 $430,789 $587,860 $149,614 $41,383 $1,989,151
Net equity allocated$84,336 $107,533 $341,707 $239,306 $5,603 $39,442 $817,927
Three Months Ended December 31, 2014
Average interest earning assets$683,292 $138,788 $287,506 $271,534 $157,102 $27,859 $1,566,081
Yield on average interest earning assets1.99% 11.33% 12.76% 6.29% 2.42% 38.18% 6.23%
Less: Average cost of funds(0.81)% (0.95)% (7.08)% (4.93)% (0.57)% (0.18)% (1.91)%
Net interest spread1.18% 10.38% 5.68% 1.36% 1.85% 38.00% 4.32%


AT THE COMPANY Kristine R. Nario Chief Financial Officer Phone: (646) 216-2363 Email: knario@nymtrust.com

Source:New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.