NEW YORK, Nov. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) ("NYMT," the "Company," "we," "our" or "us") today reported results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Summary of Third Quarter 2017:
  • Basic net income attributable to common stockholders of $24.6 million, or $0.22 per share, and comprehensive income to common stockholders of $25.5 million, or $0.23 per share.
  • Net interest income of $13.3 million and portfolio net interest margin of 281 basis points.
  • Book value per common share of $6.05 at September 30, 2017, delivering an economic return of 3.8% for the quarter and an annualized economic return of 11.3% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.
  • Sold distressed residential mortgage loans for aggregate proceeds of approximately $65.2 million, which resulted in a net realized gain, before income taxes, of approximately $7.3 million.
  • Received proceeds of approximately $41.5 million on sales of CMBS investment securities, realizing a gain of approximately $4.9 million.
  • Received proceeds of $25.7 million from the redemption of three joint venture investments, in connection with the sale of the underlying properties of these joint ventures, realizing income of approximately $3.7 million.
  • Received $6.2 million in proceeds for the payoff of a mezzanine loan, realizing income of approximately $1.3 million.
  • Declared third quarter dividend of $0.20 per common share that was paid on October 25, 2017. 

Subsequent Events

On October 13, 2017, the Company closed on an underwritten public offering of 5,400,000 shares of the Company's 8.00% Series D Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, including 400,000 shares issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option.  The net proceeds to the Company from the issuance of its Series D Preferred Stock amounts to approximately $130.4 million after deduction of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

The Company used substantially all of the net proceeds from the issuance of the Series D Preferred Stock to purchase $58.7 million in multi-family CMBS, to fund a $4.7 million preferred equity investment and the remainder to purchase Agency RMBS.

Management Overview

Steven Mumma, NYMT's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "The Company delivered a 3.8% economic return for the third quarter and an 11.3% annualized economic return for the first nine months of the year.  The Company had GAAP earnings of $0.22 per share and comprehensive earnings of $0.23 per share for the third quarter.  As of September 30, 2017, the Company's book value per common share was $6.05, up $0.03 from the previous quarter.               

The credit markets continued their improvement from the second quarter into the third quarter with spreads in many markets tightening to levels not seen since before the financial crisis.  In light of the run up in valuations on certain credit assets, the Company elected to opportunistically sell approximately $42 million in CMBS, a number of which had been acquired by the Company during the prior twelve months, for a realized gain of approximately $4.9 million. In addition to the sales of these multi-family securities, the Company also exited three multi-family joint ventures for total proceeds of approximately $26 million, realizing income of $3.7 million.  The Company's distressed loan portfolio also contributed nicely to the Company's results for the quarter, with loan sales generating a pre-tax gain of $7.3 million. The Company used a substantial portion of the net sales proceeds generated during the quarter to acquire or fund additional investments, including $44 million in residential loans and $35 million in preferred equity investments.

Subsequent to quarter end, on October 13, 2017, the Company issued $135 million of its 8% Series D Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, which will lower our average long-term cost of capital. The Company has invested approximately $63 million of the proceeds into multi-family investments, including a first loss Freddie Mac K series securitization, making this security the second Freddie Mac first loss security acquired by the Company in 2017, with the balance going into our Agency MBS strategy.  We continue to believe that our portfolio is well-positioned to adapt to changing interest rate and economic market conditions."

Capital Allocation

The following tables set forth our allocated capital by investment type at September 30, 2017, our interest income and interest expense by investment type, and the weighted average yield, average cost of funds and portfolio net interest margin for our interest earning assets (by investment type) for the three months ended September 30, 2017 (dollar amounts in thousands):
Capital Allocation at September 30, 2017:
  Agency RMBS   Agency IOs   Multi-Family (1)   Distressed Residential (2)    Other (3)    Total
Carrying Value $ 377,316     $ 40,641     $ 723,170     $ 535,520     $ 136,304     $ 1,812,951  
Liabilities                      
Callable (329,263 )   (26,048 )   (204,220 )   (188,817 )   (20,517 )   (768,865 )
Non-Callable         (28,946 )   (69,425 )   (121,867 )   (220,238 )
Convertible                 (128,273 )   (128,273 )
Hedges (Net) (4) 750     7,045                 7,795  
Cash (5) 3,775     13,283     11,263     12,882     86,923     128,126  
Goodwill                 25,222     25,222  
Other 1,109     4,925     (5,385 )   12,501     (23,863 )   (10,713 )
Net Capital Allocated $ 53,687     $ 39,846     $ 495,882     $ 302,661     $ (46,071 )   $ 846,005  
% of Capital Allocated 6.3 %   4.7 %   58.7 %   35.8 %   (5.5 )%   100.0 %
                       
Net Interest Income- Three Months Ended September 30, 2017:
Interest Income $ 1,623     $ 308     $ 15,279     $ 5,807     $ 1,335     $ 24,352  
Interest Expense (1,184 )   (170 )   (2,744 )   (3,091 )   (3,843 )   (11,032 )
Net Interest Income $ 439     $ 138     $ 12,535     $ 2,716     $ (2,508 )   $ 13,320  
                       
Portfolio Net Interest Margin - Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
Average Interest Earning Assets (6) $ 396,588     $ 56,735     $ 536,537     $ 531,050     $ 126,848     $ 1,647,758  
Weighted Average Yield on Interest Earning Assets (7) 1.64 %   2.17 %   11.39 %   4.37 %   4.21 %   5.91 %
Less: Average Cost of Funds (8) (1.37 )%   (2.35 )%   (4.46 )%   (4.28 )%   (2.57 )%   (3.10 )%
Portfolio Net Interest Margin (9) 0.27 %   (0.18 )%   6.93 %   0.09 %   1.64 %   2.81 %

(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 net interest income from multi-family investments is included below in "Additional Information." (2)  Includes $369.7 million of distressed residential mortgage loans, $28.0 million of distressed residential mortgage loans, at fair value and $133.0 million of Non-Agency RMBS. (3)  Other includes our residential mortgage loans held in securitization trusts amounting to $79.9 million, residential mortgage loans, at fair value of $41.5 million, investments in unconsolidated entities amounting to $11.2 million and mortgage loans held for sale and mortgage loans held for investment totaling $3.5 million. Mortgage loans held for sale and mortgage loans held for investment are included in the Company's accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets in receivables and other assets. Non-callable liabilities consist of $45.0 million in subordinated debentures and $76.9 million in residential collateralized debt obligations. (4)  Includes derivative assets, derivative liabilities, payable for securities purchased and restricted cash posted as margin. (5)  Includes $8.9 million held in overnight deposits in our Agency IO portfolio to be used for trading purposes and $12.9 million in deposits held in our distressed residential securitization trusts to be used to pay down outstanding debt. These deposits are included in the Company's accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets in receivables and other assets. (6)  Our Average Interest Earning Assets is calculated each quarter based on daily average amortized cost of the interest earning assets in our investment portfolio. (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 for the quarter by our average interest bearing liabilities, excluding our subordinated debentures and convertible notes, which generated interest expense of approximately $0.6 million and $2.6 million, respectively, for the quarter. Our Average Cost of Funds includes interest expense on our interest rate swaps and amortization of premium on our swaptions. (9)  Portfolio Net Interest Margin 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 and convertible notes.

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 RMBS   Agency IOs   Residential Securitizations   Total Weighted Average
September 30, 2017   9.4 %   12.8 %   17.4 %   18.2 %   14.9 %
June 30, 2017   16.5 %   9.6 %   17.5 %   16.8 %   14.7 %
March 31, 2017   8.3 %   10.6 %   15.9 %   5.1 %   12.6 %
December 31, 2016   21.7 %   12.3 %   19.4 %   11.1 %   16.9 %
September 30, 2016   20.7 %   10.0 %   18.2 %   15.9 %   16.1 %
June 30, 2016   17.6 %   10.2 %   15.6 %   17.8 %   14.6 %
March 31, 2016   13.5 %   7.9 %   14.7 %   14.8 %   12.7 %
December 31, 2015   16.9 %   8.5 %   14.6 %   31.2 %   14.7 %
September 30, 2015   18.6 %   10.5 %   18.0 %   8.9 %   15.1 %

Third Quarter Earnings Summary

For the quarter ended September 30, 2017, we reported net income attributable to common stockholders of $24.6 million as compared to $11.1 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The $13.5 million increase is primarily due to increased sales activity in our distressed residential loan portfolio, realized gains on sale of CMBS investments and income recognized on our joint venture investments and mezzanine loans.

We generated net interest income of $13.3 million and a portfolio net interest margin of 281 basis points for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 as compared to net interest income of $15.7 million and a portfolio net interest margin of 312 basis points for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  The decrease in net interest income was primarily driven by a decrease in net interest income of approximately $2.7 million from our distressed residential portfolio due to a decrease in average interest earning assets in the third quarter.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2017, we recognized other income of $24.9 million as compared to other income of $8.2 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  The increase in other income of $16.7 million is primarily driven by:
  • An increase in realized gains on distressed residential mortgage loans of $4.3 million resulting from increased sales activity.
  • An increase in other income of $4.6 million, which is primarily due to income recognized from redemption of three of the Company's joint venture investments and a mezzanine loan payoff during the period.
  • An increase in realized gain on investment securities and related hedges primarily due to an increase in realized gains from the sale of CMBS during the quarter.
  • An increase in net unrealized gains on multi-family loans and debt held in securitization trusts of $0.9 million primarily due to a tightening of credit spreads on multi-family CMBS acquired by us during the year.

The following table details the general and administrative expenses incurred during the third quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2017 (dollar amounts in thousands):
    Three Months Ended
General and Administrative Expenses   September 30, 2017   June 30, 2017
Salaries, benefits and directors' compensation   $ 2,456     $ 2,920  
Base management and incentive fees   1,386     (109 )
Other general and administrative expenses   1,786     2,145  
Total general and administrative expenses   $ 5,628     $ 4,956  

Total general and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2017 were approximately $5.6 million as compared to total general and administrative expenses of approximately $5.0 million for the second quarter of 2017.  The increase in general and administrative expenses can be primarily attributed to the incentive fee expense on our distressed residential loan strategy due to increased sales activity during the third quarter of 2017 as compared to the second quarter of 2017.

The following table details the operating expenses related to our distressed residential mortgage loans and the consolidated multi-family apartment properties during the third quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2017 (dollar amounts in thousands):

    Three Months Ended
Operating Expenses   September 30, 2017   June 30, 2017
Expenses on distressed residential mortgage loans   $ 2,225     $ 2,218  
Expenses related to operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities   3,143     4,415  
Total operating expenses   $ 5,368     $ 6,633  

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2017 were $5.4 million as compared to $6.6 million for the second quarter of 2017.  The decrease in total operating expenses of $1.3 million is primarily attributable to non-recognition of depreciation and amortization expense in the third quarter due to the reclassification of the two multi-family apartment properties that are consolidated in the Company's financial statements in accordance with GAAP from operating real estate held in consolidated variable interest entities to real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities.

The results of operations applicable to the consolidated multi-family apartment properties included in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2017 are as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):

    Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
Income from operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities   $ 2,429  
Expenses related to operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities   3,143  
Net loss from operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities   (714 )
Net loss from operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities attributable to non-controlling interest   1,108  
Net income from operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities attributable to Company's common stockholders   $ 394  

Analysis of Changes in Book Value

The following table analyzes the changes in book value of our common stock for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 (amounts in thousands, except per share):
  Quarter Ended September 30, 2017
  Amount   Shares   Per Share (1)
Beginning Balance $ 673,381     111,891     $ 6.02  
Common stock issuance, net 577     (37 )    
Balance after share issuance activity 673,958     111,854     6.02  
Dividends declared (22,371 )       (0.20 )
Net change in accumulated other comprehensive income:          
Hedges (176 )        
Investment securities 1,022         0.01  
Net income attributable to Company's common stockholders 24,620         0.22  
Ending Balance $ 677,053     111,854     $ 6.05  

(1)  Outstanding shares used to calculate book value per share for the ending balance is based on outstanding shares as of September 30, 2017 of 111,854,023.

Conference Call

On Friday, November 3, 2017 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 nine months ended September 30, 2017. The conference call dial-in number is (877) 312-8806. The replay will be available until Friday, November 10, 2017 and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 and entering passcode 5597269.  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.

Third quarter 2017 financial and operating data can be viewed in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, which is expected to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about November 7, 2017. A copy of the Form 10-Q will be posted at the Company's website as soon as reasonably practicable following its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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 in the business of acquiring, investing in, financing and managing mortgage-related and residential housing-related assets 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, other commercial and residential real estate-related investments, Non-Agency RMBS and Agency RMBS. The Midway Group, L.P. and Headlands Asset Management, LLC provide investment management services to the Company with respect to certain of its asset classes. For a list of defined terms used from time to time in this press release, see "Defined Terms" below.

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 ("GSE"), 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"); "Non-Agency RMBS" refers to RMBS backed by prime jumbo mortgage loans and re-performing and non-performing loans; "Agency ARMs" refers to Agency RMBS comprised of adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate RMBS; "Agency fixed-rate RMBS" refers to Agency RMBS comprised of fixed-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 ARMs 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 six separate Freddie Mac-sponsored multi-family loan K-Series securitizations in which the Company owns certain 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 condensed 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 condensed consolidated statements of operations.

A reconciliation of our net capital allocated to multi-family investments to our condensed consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2017 is set forth below (dollar amounts in thousands):
Multi-family loans held in securitization trusts, at fair value $ 8,399,334  
Multi-family CDOs, at fair value (7,990,619 )
Net carrying value 408,715  
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value 123,183  
Total CMBS, at fair value 531,898  
Mezzanine loan, preferred equity investments and investments in unconsolidated entities 162,639  
Real estate under development (1) 21,877  
Real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities 64,097  
Mortgages and notes payable in consolidated variable interest entities (57,342 )
Financing arrangements, portfolio investments (204,220 )
Securitized debt (28,946 )
Cash and other 5,879  
Net Capital in Multi-Family $ 495,882  

(1)  Included in the Company's accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets in receivables and other assets.

A reconciliation of our net interest income in multi-family investments to our condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended September 30, 2017 is set forth below (dollar amounts in thousands):
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
Interest income, multi-family loans held in securitization trusts $ 76,186  
Interest income, investment securities, available for sale (1) 2,463  
Interest income, mezzanine loan and preferred equity investments (1) 3,660  
Interest expense, multi-family collateralized debt obligation 67,030  
Interest income, Multi-Family, net 15,279  
Interest expense, investment securities, available for sale 2,036  
Interest expense, securitized debt 708  
Net interest income, Multi-Family $ 12,535  

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

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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 ("Exchange Act"), 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; 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 reports filed with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act, 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.

For Further Information

CONTACT:

AT THE COMPANY           Kristine R. NarioChief Financial OfficerPhone:  (646) 216-2363Email: knario@nymtrust.com

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW
NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except share data)
 
  September 30, 2017   December 31, 2016
  (unaudited)    
ASSETS      
Investment securities, available for sale, at fair value (including $46,623 and $43,897 held in securitization trusts as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, and pledged securities of $493,632 and $690,592, as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively) $ 674,161     $ 818,976  
Residential mortgage loans held in securitization trusts, net 79,875     95,144  
Residential mortgage loans, at fair value 69,512     17,769  
Distressed residential mortgage loans, net (including $133,972 and $195,347 held in securitization trusts as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively) 369,651     503,094  
Multi-family loans held in securitization trusts, at fair value 8,399,334     6,939,844  
Derivative assets 182,115     150,296  
Receivable for securities sold 1,261      
Cash and cash equivalents 101,904     83,554  
Investment in unconsolidated entities 51,268     79,259  
Mezzanine loan and preferred equity investments 122,578     100,150  
Real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities 64,097      
Goodwill 25,222     25,222  
Receivables and other assets 123,944     138,323  
Total Assets (1) $ 10,264,922     $ 8,951,631  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Liabilities:      
Financing arrangements, portfolio investments $ 608,304     $ 773,142  
Financing arrangements, residential mortgage loans 160,562     192,419  
Residential collateralized debt obligations 76,867     91,663  
Multi-family collateralized debt obligations, at fair value 7,990,619     6,624,896  
Securitized debt 98,371     158,867  
Mortgages and notes payable in consolidated variable interest entities 57,342     1,588  
Derivative liabilities 467     498  
Payable for securities purchased 181,718     148,015  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 71,394     64,381  
Subordinated debentures 45,000     45,000  
Convertible notes 128,273      
Total liabilities (1) 9,418,917     8,100,469  
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 shares authorized, 3,000,000 shares issued and outstanding 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 authorized, 3,600,000 shares issued and outstanding 86,862     86,862  
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 111,854,023 and 111,474,521 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively 1,119     1,115  
Additional paid-in capital 750,438     748,599  
Accumulated other comprehensive income 9,203     1,639  
Accumulated deficit (77,966 )   (62,537 )
Company's stockholders' equity 842,053     848,075  
Non-controlling interest in consolidated variable interest entities 3,952     3,087  
Total equity 846,005     851,162  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 10,264,922     $ 8,951,631  

(1)  Our condensed 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 September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, assets of consolidated VIEs totaled $8,799,352 and $7,330,872, respectively, and the liabilities of consolidated VIEs totaled $8,255,541 and $6,902,536, respectively.

NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
  For the Three Months Ended September 30,   For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2017   2016   2017   2016
INTEREST INCOME:              
Investment securities and other $ 9,716     $ 8,587     $ 29,716     $ 25,612  
Multi-family loans held in securitization trusts 76,186     62,126     213,242     187,427  
Residential mortgage loans 1,556     947     4,163     2,705  
Distressed residential mortgage loans 3,924     7,865     16,627     25,173  
Total interest income 91,382     79,525     263,748     240,917  
               
INTEREST EXPENSE:              
Investment securities and other 5,759     4,598     17,132     12,409  
Convertible notes 2,630         7,220      
Multi-family collateralized debt obligations 67,030     55,359     187,835     167,783  
Residential collateralized debt obligations 403     322     978     937  
Securitized debt 1,651     3,209     5,937     8,436  
Subordinated debentures 589     519     1,699     1,528  
Total interest expense 78,062     64,007     220,801     191,093  
               
NET INTEREST INCOME 13,320     15,518     42,947     49,824  
               
OTHER INCOME (LOSS):              
Recovery of (provision for) loan losses 563     (26 )   452     661  
Realized gain on investment securities and related hedges, net 4,059     2,306     3,951     5,333  
Realized gain on distressed residential mortgage loans, net 6,689     6,416     21,024     11,990  
Net gain on residential mortgage loans at fair value 717         717      
Unrealized gain (loss) on investment securities and related hedges, net 1,192     1,563     1,687     (1,594 )
Unrealized gain on multi-family loans and debt held in securitization trusts, net 2,353     738     5,184     2,340  
Income from operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities 2,429         4,746      
Other income 6,916     5,635     12,037     16,833  
Total other income 24,918     16,632     49,798     35,563  
               
Base management and incentive fees 1,386     1,453     4,355     7,958  
Expenses related to distressed residential mortgage loans 2,225     2,398     6,682     8,332  
Expenses related to operating real estate and real estate held for sale in consolidated variable interest entities 3,143         7,558      
Other general and administrative expenses 4,242     4,854     14,196     11,711  
Total general, administrative and operating expenses 10,996     8,705     32,791     28,001  
               
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 27,242     23,445     59,954     57,386  
Income tax expense 507     163     2,187     2,720  
NET INCOME 26,735     23,282     57,767     54,666  
Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest in consolidated variable interest entities 1,110     (14 )   3,597     (12 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMPANY 27,845     23,268     61,364     54,654  
Preferred stock dividends (3,225 )   (3,225 )   (9,675 )   (9,675 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMPANY'S COMMON STOCKHOLDERS $ 24,620     $ 20,043     $ 51,689     $ 44,979  
               
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.22     $ 0.18     $ 0.46     $ 0.41  
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.21     $ 0.18     $ 0.45     $ 0.41  
Weighted average shares outstanding-basic 111,886     109,569     111,824     109,487  
Weighted average shares outstanding-diluted 131,580     109,569     129,931     109,487  
                       

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
  September 30, 2017   June 30, 2017   March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016
Net interest income $ 13,320     $ 15,708     $ 13,918     $ 14,814     $ 15,518  
Total other income 24,918     8,172     16,705     5,675     16,632  
Total general, administrative and operating expenses 10,996     11,589     10,204     7,220     8,705  
Income from operations before income taxes 27,242     12,291     20,419     13,269     23,445  
Income tax expense 507     442     1,237     375     163  
Net income 26,735     11,849     19,182     12,894     23,282  
Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest in consolidated variable interest entities 1,110     2,487         3     (14 )
Net income attributable to Company 27,845     14,336     19,182     12,897     23,268  
Preferred stock dividends (3,225 )   (3,225 )   (3,225 )   (3,225 )   (3,225 )
Net income attributable to Company's common stockholders 24,620     11,111     15,957     9,672     20,043  
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.22     $ 0.10     $ 0.14     $ 0.09     $ 0.18  
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.21     $ 0.10     $ 0.14     $ 0.09     $ 0.18  
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 111,886     111,863     111,721     109,911     109,569  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 131,580     111,863     126,602     109,911     109,569  
                   
Book value per common share $ 6.05     $ 6.02     $ 6.08     $ 6.13     $ 6.34  
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.20     $ 0.20     $ 0.20     $ 0.24     $ 0.24  
Dividends declared per preferred share on Series B Preferred Stock $ 0.48     $ 0.48     $ 0.48     $ 0.48     $ 0.48  
Dividends declared per preferred share on Series C Preferred Stock $ 0.49     $ 0.49     $ 0.49     $ 0.49     $ 0.49  
                                       

Capital Allocation Summary

The following tables set forth our allocated capital by investment type as well as the weighted average yield on interest earning assets, average cost of funds and portfolio net interest margin for our interest earning assets for the periods indicated (dollar amounts in thousands):
   Agency RMBS    Agency IOs    Multi-Family    Distressed Residential   Other    Total
At September 30, 2017                      
Carrying value $ 377,316     $ 40,641     $ 723,170     $ 535,520     $ 136,304     $ 1,812,951  
Net capital allocated $ 53,687     $ 39,846     $ 495,882     $ 302,661     $ (46,071 )   $ 846,005  
Three Months Ended September 30, 2017                      
Average interest earning assets $ 396,588     $ 56,735     $ 536,537     $ 531,050     $ 126,848     $ 1,647,758  
Weighted average yield on interest earning assets 1.64 %   2.17 %   11.39 %   4.37 %   4.21 %     5.91 %
Less: Average cost of funds (1.37 )%   (2.35 )%   (4.46 )%   (4.28 )%   (2.57 )%     (3.10 )%
Portfolio net interest margin 0.27 %   (0.18 )%   6.93 %   0.09 %   1.64 %     2.81 %
                       
At June 30, 2017                      
Carrying value $ 397,213     $ 52,224     $ 749,643     $ 568,273     $ 133,488     $ 1,900,841  
Net capital allocated $ 57,466     $ 56,410     $ 508,068     $ 287,035     $ (65,536 )   $ 843,443  
Three Months Ended June 30, 2017                      
Average interest earning assets $ 418,998     $ 66,196     $ 529,285     $ 621,936     $ 123,711     $ 1,760,126  
Weighted average yield on interest earning assets 1.65 %   1.68 %   11.10 %   5.91 %   3.96 %     6.16 %
Less: Average cost of funds (1.22 )%   (2.10 )%   (4.28 )%   (4.29 )%   (2.13 )%     (3.04 )%
Portfolio net interest margin 0.43 %   (0.42 )%   6.82 %   1.62 %   1.83 %     3.12 %
                       
At March 31, 2017                      
Carrying value $ 420,124     $ 61,836     $ 733,383     $ 645,455     $ 132,266     $ 1,993,064  
Net capital allocated $ 68,156     $ 68,135     $ 501,133     $ 282,487     $ (67,165 )   $ 852,746  
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017                      
Average interest earning assets $ 441,013     $ 88,472     $ 457,943     $ 661,738     $ 120,372     $ 1,769,538  
Weighted average yield on interest earning assets 1.72 %   3.24 %   11.31 %   4.69 %   3.73 %     5.53 %
Less: Average cost of funds (1.16 )%   (1.77 )%   (4.55 )%   (3.71 )%   (2.81 )%     (2.83 )%
Portfolio net interest margin 0.56 %   1.47 %   6.76 %   0.98 %   0.92 %     2.70 %
                       
At December 31, 2016                      
Carrying value $ 441,472     $ 87,778     $ 628,522     $ 671,272     $ 127,359     $ 1,956,403  
Net capital allocated $ 59,846     $ 76,880     $ 394,401     $ 257,903     $ 62,132     $ 851,162  
Three Months Ended December 31, 2016                      
Average interest earning assets $ 462,229     $ 100,573     $ 377,751     $ 673,639     $ 121,761     $ 1,735,953  
Weighted average yield on interest earning assets 1.36 %   0.49 %   12.36 %   5.48 %   3.37 %     5.44 %
Less: Average cost of funds (1.22 )%   (1.70 )%   (5.54 )%   (3.64 )%   (2.48 )%     (2.81 )%
Portfolio net interest margin 0.14 %   (1.21 )%   6.82 %   1.84 %   0.89 %     2.63 %
                       
At September 30, 2016                      
Carrying value $ 479,359     $ 86,343     $ 561,207     $ 679,873     $ 126,841     $ 1,933,623  
Net capital allocated $ 59,482     $ 87,845     $ 413,943     $ 258,659     $ 43,151     $ 863,080  
Three Months Ended September 30, 2016                      
Average interest earning assets $ 491,843     $ 118,945     $ 341,637     $ 686,122     $ 122,825     $ 1,761,372  
Weighted average yield on interest earning assets 1.55 %   4.11 %   12.55 %   5.48 %   3.01 %     5.49 %
Less: Average cost of funds (0.58 )%   (3.98 )%   (6.55 )%   (3.45 )%   (2.39 )%     (2.67 )%
Portfolio net interest margin 0.97 %   0.13 %   6.00 %   2.03 %   0.62 %     2.82 %