CreXus Investment Corp. Reports Results For The 4th Quarter And Year Ended 2011

CreXus Investment Corp. (NYSE: CXS), today reported GAAP net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 of $41.8 million or $0.55 per average share, as compared to $4.5 million or $0.25 per average share for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 and $39.9 million or $0.52 per average share for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

GAAP net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $108.4 million or $1.73 per average share as compared to GAAP net income of $11.9 million or $0.66 per average share for the year ended December 31, 2010.

During the quarter ended December 31, 2011, the Company sold Agency residential-mortgage-backed securities (“Agency MBS”) with a carrying value of $191.6 million resulting in realized gains of $4.5 million. The Company did not sell Agency MBS during the quarters ended December 31, 2010 and September 30, 2011.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company sold commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”) with a carrying value of $200.8 million resulting in realized gains of $13.9 million and Agency MBS with a carrying value of $191.6 million resulting in realized gains of $4.5 million. For the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company sold CMBS with a carrying value of $61.2 million resulting in realized gains of $623 thousand.

Common dividends declared for the quarters ended December 31, 2011, December 31, 2010, and September 30, 2011, were $0.35, $0.22 and $0.30 per common share, respectively. The Company distributes dividends based on its current estimate of taxable earnings per common share, not GAAP earnings. Taxable and GAAP earnings will typically differ due to items such as differences in premium amortization and discount accretion, non-taxable unrealized and realized gains and losses, credit loss recognition, and non-deductible general and administrative expenses. The annualized dividend yield on the Company’s common stock for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, based on the December 31, 2011 closing price of $10.38, was 13.49%.

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