- June 30, 2013 net asset value per common share of $10.20 after declaring a $0.34 dividend per common share on June 10, 2013.
- June 30, 2013 leverage ratio of 7.5 to 1.
- GAAP net loss available to common shares of $402.3 million, or $2.32 per diluted common share. The main contributors were:
- Net realized loss from investments of $211.4 million.
- Net unrealized depreciation on investments of $444.9 million.
- Net unrealized appreciation on swap and cap contracts of $215.5 million.
- Core Earnings plus Drop Income of $63.4 million, or $0.37 per diluted common share ($0.18 Core Earnings and $0.19 Drop Income).
- Operating expenses of 0.98% of average net assets.
- Interest rate spread net of hedge including drop income of 1.36%.
- Weighted average amortized cost of Agency RMBS of $104.32.
|Fannie Mae 30 Year 3.5%|
|Date||Press Release||Price Day Prior to Release||Price Day of Release||Change||Yield Day of Release|
|May 22, 2013||Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee ("FOMC")||105.359||104.672||(0.687||)||2.65||%|
|May 28, 2013||Minutes of the Fed Board's discount rate meetings||104.578||103.516||(1.062||)||2.85||%|
|June 19, 2013||The Fed issues FOMC statement||103.328||101.984||(1.344||)||3.04||%|
LiquidityAt June 30, 2013, the Company’s liquidity position, consisting of unpledged Agency RMBS, U.S. Treasuries and cash and cash equivalents, was approximately $1.3 billion, or 65.4% of net assets, compared to $1.5 billion, or 63.9% of net assets at March 31, 2013. Despite Agency RMBS price declines during the second quarter, the Company maintained liquidity as a percentage of net assets above 50%. To date, the Company has maintained sufficient liquidity to meet all margin calls. Leverage While Agency RMBS prices declined during the second quarter of 2013, the Company maintained its leverage discipline, ending the second quarter of 2013 with a leverage ratio of 7.5 to 1, compared to 7.8 to 1 at March 31, 2013. Portfolio During the second quarter of 2013, the Company reduced its Agency RMBS portfolio from $20.1 billion at March 31, 2013 to $17.2 billion at June 30, 2013. The following table details the Company's portfolio at June 30, 2013 and March 31, 2013.
|June 30, 2013||March 31, 2013|
|Fair Value (in billions)||%||Fair Value (in billions)||%|
|15 Year Fixed Rate||$||5.8||34||%||$||9.2||46||%|
|20 Year Fixed Rate||1.0||6||%||1.1||6||%|
|30 Year Fixed Rate||7.8||45||%||6.3||31||%|
|Par Value||Fair Value||Weighted Average|
|Asset Type||(in thousands)||Cost/Par||Fair Value/Par||Yield (1)||Coupon||CPR (2)|
|15 Year Fixed Rate||$||5,582,309||$||5,773,741||$||104.51||$||103.43||2.20||%||3.17||%||15.2||%|
|20 Year Fixed Rate||1,028,057||1,044,339||104.91||101.58||2.29||%||3.15||%||7.6||%|
|30 Year Fixed Rate||7,683,260||7,837,908||104.30||102.01||2.96||%||3.59||%||7.8||%|
|Hybrid ARMs (3)||2,511,218||2,555,271||103.74||101.75||1.80||%||2.59||%||17.4||%|
(1) This is a forward yield and is calculated based on the cost basis of the security at June 30, 2013.(2) CPR is a method of expressing the prepayment rate for a mortgage pool that assumes that a constant fraction of the remaining principal is prepaid each month or year. Specifically, the constant prepayment rate is an annualized version of the prior three month prepayment rate for those bonds held at June 30, 2013. Securities with no prepayment history are excluded from this calculation. (3) The weighted average months to reset of our Hybrid ARM portfolio was 74.8 at June 30, 2013. Months to reset is the number of months remaining before the fixed rate on a Hybrid ARM becomes a variable rate. At the end of the fixed period, the variable rate will be determined by the margin and the pre-specified caps of the ARM. After the fixed period, 100% of the hybrid ARMs in the portfolio reset annually. Second Quarter 2013 Results The Company had net loss available to common shares of $402.3 million during the second quarter of 2013, or $2.32 per diluted common share, compared to net loss of $17.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2013. During the second quarter of 2013, the Company had Core Earnings plus Drop Income of $63.4 million, or $0.37 per diluted common share (Core Earnings of $31.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, and Drop Income of $32.3 million, or $0.19 per diluted common share), compared to $56.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share (Core Earnings of $29.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted common share, and Drop Income of $27.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share), in the first quarter of 2013. The Company’s interest rate spread net of hedge including drop income was 1.36% for the second quarter of 2013, compared to 1.16% for the first quarter of 2013.
The Company had a net realized loss on investments of $211.4 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to a gain of $46.7 million for the first quarter of 2013.The Company’s net asset value per common share on June 30, 2013 was $10.20, after declaring a $0.34 dividend per common share on June 10, 2013, compared with $12.87 at March 31, 2013. The Company’s operating expenses were $5.7 million, or 0.98% of average net assets, for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $5.6 million, or 0.94% of average net assets, for the first quarter of 2013. Operating expenses were stable during the quarter; however, the increase as a percentage of average net assets was a result of lower average net assets.
|(dollars in thousands)||Three Months Ended|
|Key Balance Sheet Metrics||June 30, 2013||March 31, 2013|
|Average settled Agency RMBS (1)||$||15,974,500||$||16,066,672|
|Average total Agency RMBS (2)||$||19,944,791||$||20,200,479|
|Average repurchase agreements (3)||$||13,871,404||$||14,107,740|
|Average Agency RMBS liabilities (4)||$||17,841,695||$||18,241,547|
|Average net assets (5)||$||2,321,128||$||2,357,333|
|Average common shares outstanding (6)||174,145||174,864|
|Leverage ratio (at period end) (7)||7.5:1||7.8:1|
|Key Performance Metrics*|
|Average yield on settled Agency RMBS (8)||2.03||%||1.80||%|
|Average yield on total Agency RMBS including drop income (9)||2.27||%||1.97||%|
|Average cost of funds and hedge (10)||1.17||%||1.05||%|
|Adjusted average cost of funds and hedge (11)||0.91||%||0.81||%|
|Interest rate spread net of hedge (12)||0.86||%||0.75||%|
|Interest rate spread net of hedge including drop income (13)||1.36||%||1.16||%|
|Operating expense ratio (14)||0.98||%||0.94||%|
(1) The average settled Agency RMBS is calculated by averaging the month end cost basis of settled Agency RMBS during the period.(2) The average total Agency RMBS is calculated by averaging the month end cost basis of total Agency RMBS during the period. (3) The average repurchase agreements are calculated by averaging the month end repurchase agreements balance during the period. (4) The average Agency RMBS liabilities are calculated by averaging the month end repurchase agreements balance plus average unsettled Agency RMBS during the period. (5) The average net assets are calculated by averaging the month end net assets during the period. (6) The average common shares outstanding are calculated by averaging the daily common shares outstanding during the period. (7) The leverage ratio is calculated by dividing (i) the Company's repurchase agreements balance plus payable for securities purchased minus receivable for securities sold by (ii) net assets. (8) The average yield on settled Agency RMBS for the period is calculated by dividing interest income from Agency RMBS by average settled Agency RMBS. (9) The average yield on total Agency RMBS including drop income for the period is calculated by dividing interest income from Agency RMBS plus drop income by average total Agency RMBS. (10) The average cost of funds and hedge for the period is calculated by dividing total interest expense, including net swap and cap interest income (expense), by average repurchase agreements. (11) The adjusted average cost of funds and hedge for the period is calculated by dividing total interest expense, including net swap and cap interest income (expense), by average Agency RMBS liabilities. (12) The interest rate spread net of hedge for the period is calculated by subtracting average cost of funds and hedge from average yield on settled Agency RMBS. (13) The interest rate spread net of hedge including drop income for the period is calculated by subtracting adjusted average cost of funds and hedge from average yield on total Agency RMBS including drop income. (14) The operating expense ratio for the period is calculated by dividing operating expenses by average net assets. * All percentages are annualized.
FinancingAt June 30, 2013, the Company had financed its portfolio with approximately $13.8 billion of borrowings under repurchase agreements with a weighted average interest rate of 0.39% and a weighted average maturity of approximately 41.9 days. In addition, the Company had payable for securities purchased of $6.1 billion. During the second quarter of 2013, the Company did not experience material changes in the availability of repurchase agreement borrowings or to haircuts on the Agency RMBS that the Company uses as collateral for such borrowings. Below is a list of outstanding borrowings under repurchase agreements at June 30, 2013 (dollars in thousands):
|Counterparty||Total Outstanding Borrowings||% of Total||% of Net Assets At Risk (1)||Weighted Average Maturity in Days|
|Bank of America Securities LLC||$||894,094||6.5||%||2.3||%||27|
|Barclays Capital, Inc.||938,756||6.8||2.3||39|
|BNP Paribas Securities Corp||957,722||6.9||2.5||36|
|Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.||75,696||0.5||0.2||15|
|Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.||522,427||3.8||1.4||83|
|Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC||642,940||4.7||1.7||43|
|CRT Capital Group LLC||45,046||0.3||0.1||15|
|Daiwa Securities America, Inc.||308,874||2.2||0.8||52|
|Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.||378,037||2.7||1.1||18|
|Goldman Sachs & Co.||707,348||5.1||1.7||44|
|Guggenheim Liquidity Services, LLC||303,902||2.2||0.8||28|
|Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services LLC||822,802||6.0||2.2||30|
|ING Financial Markets LLC||712,633||5.2||2.0||42|
|Jefferies & Company, Inc.||65,541||0.5||0.2||43|
|J.P. Morgan Securities LLC||258,233||1.9||0.5||15|
|KGS Alpha Capital Markets||119,065||0.9||0.4||86|
|LBBW Securities LLC||134,808||1.0||0.4||24|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc.||582,819||4.2||1.6||51|
|Mizuho Securities USA, Inc.||528,177||3.8||1.4||48|
|Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.||732,724||5.3||1.9||51|
|Nomura Securities International, Inc.||536,926||3.9||1.4||80|
|RBC Capital Markets, LLC||803,772||5.8||2.3||54|
|The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC||189,697||1.4||0.5||10|
|Bank of Nova Scotia||654,350||4.7||1.1||44|
|South Street Securities LLC||370,565||2.7||1.3||40|
|UBS Securities LLC||648,274||4.7||1.8||61|
|Wells Fargo Securities, LLC||874,091||6.3||1.4||12|
|Interest Rate Swaps||Weighted Average||Notional||Fair|
|Expiration Year||Fixed Pay Rate||Amount||Value|
|Interest Rate Caps||Weighted Average||Notional||Fair|
|Expiration Year||Cap Rate||Amount||Value|
During the second quarter of 2013, the Fed, under its quantitative easing program, purchased approximately $209.3 billion of Agency RMBS, creating a shortage of physical securities, and leading to higher current month Agency RMBS prices. Higher current month prices relative to forward month prices will increase drop income, or net interest margin available for forward settling transactions. For example, as of July 5, 2013, this shortage increased the net interest margin on forward transactions by approximately 44 basis points (annualized) on Agency RMBS backed by 30 year Fannie Mae 3.5% mortgages when compared to settling the same security in the current month.Prepayments The portfolio recorded $689.8 million in scheduled and unscheduled principal repayments and prepayments, which equated to a constant prepayment rate (“CPR”) of approximately 12.2% and net amortization of premium of $35.7 million for the second quarter of 2013. This compared to $942.7 million in scheduled and unscheduled principal repayments and prepayments, which equated to a CPR of approximately 17.5% and net amortization of premium of $45.8 million for the first quarter of 2013. The CPR of the Company’s Agency RMBS portfolio was approximately 12.0% for the month of July 2013. Dividend The Company declared a common dividend of $0.34 per share with respect to the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.32 per share for the first quarter of 2013. Using the closing share price of $9.21 on June 28, 2013, the second quarter dividend equates to an annualized dividend yield of 14.8%. Public Offering On April 30, 2013, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 shares of 7.50% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference $25.00 per share, raising approximately $193.6 million of net proceeds. Share Repurchase Program In November 2012, the Company's board of directors authorized the repurchase of shares of common stock having an aggregate value of up to $250 million. During the second quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased 1.8 million shares with a weighted average purchase price of $10.24, or approximately $18.8 million in the aggregate. These purchases were accretive to the Company's net asset value at the time the shares were repurchased. These purchases compared to 0.6 million shares with a weighted average purchase price of $11.81, or approximately $7.6 million in the aggregate, during the first quarter of 2013.
Conference CallThe Company will host a conference call at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, July 18, 2013, to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. To participate in the call by telephone, please dial 888.895.5271 at least 10 minutes prior to the start time and reference the conference passcode 35232102. International callers should dial 847.619.6547 and reference the same passcode. The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at the Company’s web site at http://www.cysinv.com. To listen to the live webcast, please visit http://www.cysinv.com at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install necessary audio software. A dial-in replay will be available on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at approximately 12:00 PM Eastern Time. To access this replay, please dial 888.843.7419 and enter the conference ID number 35232102#. International callers should dial 630.652.3042 and enter the same conference ID number. A replay of the conference call will also be archived on the Company’s website at http://www.cysinv.com. About CYS Investments, Inc. CYS Investments, Inc. is a specialty finance company that primarily invests on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through certificates for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Ginnie Mae. The Company refers to these securities as Agency RMBS. CYS Investments, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to forward settling transactions, forward yield, and the effect of actions of the U.S. government, including the Fed, on our results. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by use of the terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “continue,” “intend,” “should,” “may” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of the Company's future performance, taking into account all information currently available to the Company. The Company cannot assure you that actual results will not vary from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. All of the forward-looking statements are subject to numerous possible events, factors and conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and not all of which are known to the Company, including, without limitation, market conditions and those described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 us. 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.
|CYS INVESTMENTS, INC.|
|STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (UNAUDITED)|
|(In thousands, except per share numbers)||June 30, 2013||March 31, 2013||December 31, 2012*|
|Investments in securities, at fair value (including pledged assets of $14,696,745, 14,587,741 and $14,831,648, respectively)||$||17,218,204||$||20,301,944||$||20,861,718|
|Derivative assets, at fair value||365,067||135,427||124,169|
|Cash and cash equivalents||11,302||13,463||13,882|
|Receivable for securities sold and principal repayments||4,583,565||414,936||10,343|
|Derivative liabilities, at fair value||54,242||58,464||98,575|
|Payable for securities purchased||6,126,222||4,657,501||4,515,501|
|Payable for cash received as collateral||106,742||32,471||28,910|
|Accrued interest payable (including accrued interest on repurchase agreements of $3,293, $4,164 and $11,717, respectively)||24,810||21,584||28,863|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||3,007||1,443||435|
|Net assets consist of:|
|Preferred Stock, $25.00 par value, 50,000 shares authorized:|
|Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, (3,000, 3,000 and 3,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, $75,000 in aggregate liquidation preference)||$||72,369||$||72,369||$||72,369|
|Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, (8,000, 0 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, $200,000 in aggregate liquidation preference)||193,550||—||—|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000 shares authorized (172,781, 174,600 and 174,924 shares issued and outstanding, respectively)||1,728||1,746||1,749|
|Additional paid in capital||2,212,529||2,230,457||2,237,512|
|Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)||(443,523||)||17,504||91,032|
|NET ASSET VALUE PER COMMON SHARE||$||10.20||$||12.87||$||13.31|
|* Derived from audited financial statements.|
|CYS INVESTMENTS, INC.|
|STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)|
|Three Months Ended|
|(In thousands, except per share numbers)||June 30, 2013||March 31, 2013|
|Interest income from Agency RMBS||$||80,991||$||72,101|
|Total investment income||81,551||73,101|
|Compensation and benefits||3,425||3,320|
|General, administrative and other||2,246||2,233|
|Net investment income||61,833||52,517|
|GAINS AND (LOSSES) FROM INVESTMENTS:|
|Net realized gain (loss) on investments||(211,418||)||46,680|
|Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments||(444,877||)||(125,491||)|
|Net gain (loss) from investments||(656,295||)||(78,811||)|
|GAINS AND (LOSSES) FROM SWAP AND CAP CONTRACTS:|
|Net swap and cap interest income (expense)||(26,699||)||(21,956||)|
|Net gain (loss) on termination of swap and cap contracts||7,329||8,630|
|Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on swap and cap contracts||215,546||23,417|
|Net gain (loss) from swap and cap contracts||196,176||10,091|
|DIVIDENDS ON PREFERRED STOCK||(3,995||)||(1,453||)|
|NET LOSS AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHARES||$||(402,281||)||$||(17,656||)|
|NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE - BASIC & DILUTED||$||(2.32||)||$||(0.10||)|
The Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 946, Clarification of the Scope of Audit and Accounting Guide Investment Companies (“ASC 946”), prior to its deferral in February 2008, while most, if not all, other public companies that invest only in Agency RMBS have not adopted ASC 946. Under ASC 946, the Company uses financial reporting specified for investment companies, and accordingly, its investments are carried at fair value with changes in fair value included in earnings. Most other public companies that invest only in Agency RMBS include most changes in the fair value of their investments within other comprehensive income not in earnings. As a result, investors are not able to readily compare the Company’s results of operations to those of most of its competitors. The Company believes that the presentation of its Core Earnings is useful to investors because it provides a means to compare its Core Earnings to those of its peers. In addition, because Core Earnings isolates the net swap and cap interest income (expense) it provides investors with an additional metric to identify trends in the Company’s portfolio as they relate to the interest rate environment.The primary limitation associated with Core Earnings as a measure of the Company’s financial performance over any period is that it excludes the effects of net realized gain (loss) from investments. In addition, the Company’s presentation of Core Earnings may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies, which may use different calculations. As a result, Core Earnings should not be considered as a substitute for the Company’s GAAP net income (loss) as a measure of our financial performance or any measure of our liquidity under GAAP.
|Three Months Ended|
|(In thousands)||June 30, 2013||March 31, 2013|
|NET LOSS AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHARES||$||(402,281||)||$||(17,656||)|
|Net (gain) loss from investments||656,295||78,811|
|Net (gain) loss on termination of swap and cap contracts||(7,329||)||(8,630||)|
|Net unrealized (appreciation) depreciation on swap and cap contracts||(215,546||)||(23,417||)|