EX-99.1 2 mtge6302012earningsrelease.htm EARNINGS RELEASE MTGE 6/30/2012 Earnings Release
Exhibit 99.1

                                                

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2012

CONTACT:
Investors -     (301) 968-9220
Media -     (301) 968-9400
    
AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.
REPORTS $1.15 EARNINGS PER SHARE AND
$22.08 NET BOOK VALUE PER SHARE

Bethesda, MD - August 3, 2012 - American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (“MTGE” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MTGE) today reported net income for the three months ended June 30, 2012 of $32.2 million, or $1.15 per share, and net book value of $22.08 per share.

SECOND QUARTER 2012 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

$1.15 per share of net income
Includes all unrealized gains and losses on investment and hedging portfolios
$0.80 per share of net spread income
Excludes $0.35 per share of other investment related net gains
$0.89 per share of estimated taxable income
$0.90 per share dividend declared
$0.11 undistributed estimated taxable income per share as of June 30, 2012
Decreased $0.42 per share from $0.53 per share as of March 31, 2012
$22.08 net book value per share as of June 30, 2012
Increased $0.30 per share from $21.78 per share as of March 31, 2012
22% annualized economic return
Comprised of $0.90 per share dividend and $0.30 per share increase in net book value

OTHER SECOND QUARTER 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

$6.1 billion investment portfolio value as of June 30, 2012
6.8x leverage as of June 30, 2012
6.5x average leverage for the quarter
4.7% agency portfolio actual constant prepayment rate (“CPR”) for the quarter
5.5% agency portfolio actual CPR for the month of June 2012
9.5% average projected life CPR for agency securities as of June 30, 2012
2.12% annualized quarterly net interest rate spread
1.94% net interest rate spread as of June 30, 2012
$322 million of net equity proceeds raised during the quarter




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"We are pleased to announce another quarter of strong financial results for MTGE," commented Gary Kain, President and Chief Investment Officer. "For the quarter, MTGE was able to generate an annualized economic (or mark-to-market) return of 22%, through a combination of $0.90 per share in dividends and net book value growth of $0.30 per share. We also raised a significant amount of equity during the quarter, enhancing the liquidity in our shares and improving our operating efficiency, without compromising earnings or book value performance. As important, we continue to be optimistic about how our portfolio is positioned in light of the current environment and are confident that both our agency and non-agency assets should hold up well irrespective of any potential action of the Federal Reserve."

"We are proud of MTGE's performance,” said John Erickson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Through the combination of dividends and book value appreciation, MTGE has delivered a total economic return in excess of 24% since its IPO at $20 per share. We greatly appreciate the investor support we have received and look forward to continued success."

INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

As of June 30, 2012, the Company's investment portfolio totaled $6.1 billion of agency and non-agency securities, at fair value, comprised of $5.8 billion of fixed-rate agency securities and $337.6 million of non-agency securities. As of June 30, 2012, the Company's investment portfolio was comprised of 30% 15-year fixed-rate agency securities, 3% 20-year fixed-rate agency securities, 62% 30-year fixed-rate agency securities and 5% non-agency securities.

"Continued signs of housing stabilization and favorable supply and demand dynamics in the non-agency bond market provided constructive conditions for non-agency assets throughout the quarter,” said Jeff Winkler, Senior Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer. “Accordingly, we opportunistically added to our non-agency portfolio where we saw value and prudently deployed the proceeds from our May capital raise."

AGENCY CONSTANT PREPAYMENT RATES

"Actual prepayment rates on our portfolio remain well-contained despite record low interest rates, averaging approximately 5% CPR during the quarter," said Chris Kuehl, Senior Vice President, Agency Portfolio Investments.

The actual CPR for the Company's agency portfolio during the second quarter of 2012 was 4.7%, compared to 5.7% during the first quarter of 2012. The CPR published in July 2012 for the Company's agency portfolio held as of June 30, 2012 was 5.5%, and the weighted average projected CPR for the remaining life of the Company's agency investments held as of June 30, 2012 was 9.5%.
 
The Company amortizes and accretes premiums and discounts associated with purchases of agency securities into interest income over the estimated life of such securities based on actual and projected CPRs using the effective yield method. The amortization of premiums (net of any accretion of discounts) on the agency portfolio for the quarter was $8.3 million, or $0.30 per share. The weighted average cost basis of the agency portfolio was 104.8% and the unamortized agency net premium was $259.8 million as of June 30, 2012. As such, slower actual and projected prepayments can have a meaningful positive impact, while faster actual or projected prepayments can have a meaningful negative impact, on the Company's agency asset yields.




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ASSET YIELDS, COST OF FUNDS AND NET INTEREST RATE SPREAD

During the quarter ended June 30, 2012, the annualized weighted average yield on the Company's investments was 2.94% and its annualized weighted average cost of funds was 0.82%, resulting in a weighted average net interest rate spread of 2.12%. This second quarter weighted average net interest spread fell from the 2.75% net interest spread experienced during the first quarter as asset yields decreased 42 bps and cost of funds increased 21 bps.

As of June 30, 2012, the Company's weighted average net interest rate spread was 1.94%, which was down from 2.38% as of March 31, 2012. The weighted average yield on the Company's interest earning assets decreased 18 bps to 2.94% as of June 30, 2012 from March 31, 2012, while weighted average cost of funds rose 26 bps to 1.00% .

LEVERAGE AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES

As of June 30, 2012, the Company had repurchase agreements outstanding of $5.4 billion, resulting in a leverage ratio of 6.7x. When adjusted for the net receivable for securities not yet settled, the leverage ratio was 6.8x as of June 30, 2012. Average leverage during the period of 6.5x is calculated as the daily weighted average repurchase agreement balance outstanding divided by the average month-ended shareholders' equity for the period.

The $5.4 billion borrowed under repurchase agreements as of June 30, 2012 had original maturities consisting of:

$1.2 billion of one month or less;
$0.6 billion between one and two months;
$1.1 billion between two and three months;
$1.9 billion between three and six months; and
$0.6 billion greater than six months.

As of June 30, 2012, the Company had repurchase agreements with 25 financial institutions and less than 6% of the Company's equity at risk was with any one counterparty, with the top five counterparties representing less than 21% of the Company's equity at risk.

The Company's interest rate swap positions as of June 30, 2012 totaled $3.3 billion in notional amount (including $750.0 million of forward starting swaps commencing July 2012) at a weighted average fixed pay rate of 1.42%, a weighted average receive rate of 0.47% and a weighted average maturity of 5.8 years. The Company enters into interest rate swaps with longer maturities with the intention of protecting its net book value and long term earnings potential. As of June 30, 2012, 61% of the Company's repurchase agreement balance was hedged through interest rate swap agreements.
The Company also utilizes interest rate swaptions to mitigate the Company's exposure to changes in interest rates. As of June 30, 2012, the Company held swaption contracts with a total notional amount of $500.0 million with a weighted average expiration of 0.8 years. These swaptions have an underlying weighted average interest rate swap term of 8.9 years, with a weighted average pay rate of 2.83%.
In addition to interest rate swaps and swaptions, the Company held net short positions in U.S. Treasury securities with a face amount of $280.0 million and a net short position in “to-be-announced” mortgage securities (“TBA's”) with a face amount of $109.1 million.



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OTHER GAINS (LOSSES), NET

During the second quarter, the Company recorded $6.0 million in other gains, net, or $0.21 per share. Other gains, net, for the quarter are comprised of $17.1 million of net realized gains on agency securities, $65.5 million of net unrealized gains on agency securities, offset by $(17.4) million of net realized losses on other derivatives and securities, $(1.0) million of net unrealized losses on non-agency securities, $(54.4) million of net unrealized losses on other derivatives and securities and $(3.8) million in realized loss on periodic settlements of interest rate swaps.

Realized and unrealized gains and losses on other derivatives and securities include the Company's interest rate swaps and swaptions, and short or long positions in TBA's and treasury securities, which the Company uses to help manage its risk position.

The Company has elected to record all investments at fair value with all changes in fair value recorded in current GAAP earnings as other gains (losses). In addition, the Company has not designated any derivatives as hedges for GAAP accounting purposes and therefore all changes in the fair value of derivatives are recorded in current GAAP earnings as other gains (losses).

ESTIMATED TAXABLE INCOME

Taxable income for the quarter is estimated at $0.89 per share. The primary differences between tax and GAAP net income are (i) unrealized gains and losses associated with investment and derivative portfolios marked-to-market in current income for GAAP purposes but excluded from taxable income until realized or settled, (ii) temporary differences related to amortization of net premiums paid on investments and (iii) timing differences in the recognition of certain realized gains and losses.

NET BOOK VALUE

As of June 30, 2012, the Company's net book value per share was $22.08, or $0.30 per share higher than the net book value per share of $21.78 as of March 31, 2012.

SECOND QUARTER 2012 DIVIDEND DECLARATION

On June 11, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a second quarter dividend of $0.90 per share payable on July 27, 2012, to common stockholders of record as of June 21, 2012. Since the August 2011 initial public offering, the Company has declared and paid a total of $51.7 million in dividends, or $2.80 per share. After adjusting for the second quarter equity offering and accrued dividend, the Company had approximately $4.0 million, or $0.11 per share, of undistributed taxable income as of June 30, 2012.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, OPERATING PERFORMANCE AND PORTFOLIO STATISTICS
The following tables include certain measures of operating performance, such as net spread income and estimated taxable income, which are Non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" later in this release for further discussion of non-GAAP measures.




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AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 30,
2012
 
March 31, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
 
(unaudited)
 
(unaudited)
 
(audited)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency securities, at fair value (including pledged securities of $5,121,987, $3,652,873 and $1,535,388, respectively)
 
$
5,778,210

 
$
3,844,747

 
$
1,740,091

Non-agency securities, at fair value (including pledged securities of $250,936, $79,202 and $8,626, respectively)
 
337,645

 
128,941

 
25,561

   Linked transactions, at fair value
 

 
16,241

 
13,671

   Cash and cash equivalents
 
153,969

 
79,161

 
57,428

   Restricted cash
 
20,437

 
21,187

 
3,159

   Interest receivable
 
16,635

 
11,103

 
5,566

   Derivative assets, at fair value
 
4,848

 
6,178

 
1,845

   Receivable for securities sold
 
434,824

 
73,251

 
271,849

   Receivable under reverse repurchase agreements
 
281,475

 
122,994

 
50,563

   Other assets
 
557

 
486

 
589

Total assets
 
$
7,028,600

 
$
4,304,289

 
$
2,170,322

Liabilities:
 
 
 

 
 
   Repurchase agreements
 
$
5,399,160

 
$
3,567,398

 
$
1,706,281

   Payable for securities purchased
 
446,975

 
111,404

 
189,042

   Derivative liabilities, at fair value
 
64,655

 
12,266

 
5,669

   Dividend payable
 
32,636

 
9,011

 
8,005

   Obligation to return securities borrowed under
   reverse repurchase agreements, at fair value
 
280,956

 
121,889

 
50,154

   Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities
 
3,394

 
2,874

 
2,370

Total liabilities
 
6,227,776

 
3,824,842

 
1,961,521

Stockholders' equity:
 
 
 

 
 
   Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000 shares
   authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding,
   respectively
 

 

 

   Common stock, $0.01 par value; 300,000 shares
   authorized, 36,262, 22,012 and 10,006 issued and
   outstanding, respectively
 
363

 
220

 
100

   Additional paid-in capital
 
778,896

 
457,255

 
199,038

   Retained earnings
 
21,565

 
21,972

 
9,663

Total stockholders' equity
 
800,824

 
479,447

 
208,801

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
7,028,600

 
$
4,304,289

 
$
2,170,322

 
 
 
 
 
 
 







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AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
 
June 30,
2012
 
March 31,
2012

December 31, 2011
 Interest income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency securities
 
$
30,321

 
$
15,306

 
$
11,793

Non-agency securities
 
4,298

 
1,271

 
468

Other
 
76

 
25

 
25

 Interest expense
 
(4,786
)
 
(1,664
)
 
(1,354
)
           Net interest income
 
29,909

 
14,938

 
10,932

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Other gains (losses), net:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Realized gain on agency securities, net
 
17,096

 
5,971

 
1,045

 Realized loss on periodic settlements of interest rate swaps, net
 
(3,815
)
 
(1,041
)
 
(1,166
)
 Realized gain (loss) on other derivatives and securities, net
 
(17,387
)
 
562

 
(514
)
 Unrealized gain on agency securities, net
 
65,511

 
4,006

 
11,847

 Unrealized gain (loss) on non-agency securities, net
 
(1,023
)
 
2,411

 
232

 Unrealized gain (loss) and net interest income on linked
 transactions, net (1)
 

 
3,384

 
(155
)
 Unrealized loss on other derivatives and securities, net
 
(54,397
)
 
(6,785
)
 
(3,224
)
           Total other gains, net
 
5,985

 
8,508

 
8,065

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Management fees
 
2,606

 
1,082

 
757

General and administrative expenses
 
1,059

 
1,035

 
1,005

           Total expenses
 
3,665

 
2,117

 
1,762

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before excise tax
 
32,229

 
21,329

 
17,235

 Excise tax
 

 
9

 
32

Net income
 
$
32,229

 
$
21,320

 
$
17,203

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Net income per common share - basic and diluted
 
$
1.15

 
$
1.82

 
$
1.72

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding -
basic and diluted
 
28,129

 
11,724

 
10,006

 
 
 
 

 
 
Dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.90

 
$
0.90

 
$
0.80






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AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INTEREST INCOME TO NET SPREAD INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended


June 30,
2012
 
March 31,
2012
 
December 31, 2011
Interest income:


 
 
 
 
Agency securities

$
30,321

 
$
15,306

 
$
11,793

Non-agency securities and other

4,374

 
1,296

 
493

Interest expense

(4,786
)
 
(1,664
)
 
(1,354
)
Net interest income

29,909

 
14,938

 
10,932

Interest income on non-agency securities underlying Linked Transactions


 
891

 
814

Interest expense on repurchase agreements underlying Linked Transactions


 
(183
)
 
(163
)
Realized loss on periodic settlements of interest rate swaps, net

(3,815
)
 
(1,041
)
 
(1,166
)
Adjusted net interest income

26,094

 
14,605

 
10,417

Operating expenses

(3,665
)
 
(2,117
)
 
(1,762
)
Net spread income

$
22,429

 
$
12,488

 
$
8,655

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

28,129

 
11,724

 
10,006

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net spread income per common share – basic and diluted

$
0.80

 
$
1.07

 
$
0.86




















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AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO ESTIMATED TAXABLE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
 
June 30,
2012
 
March 31,
2012

December 31, 2011
Net income
 
$
32,229

 
$
21,320

 
$
17,203

Book to tax differences:
 
 
 

 
 
Unrealized (gains) and losses, net
 
 
 

 
 
Agency securities
 
(65,511
)
 
(4,006
)
 
(11,847
)
Non-agency securities
 
1,023

 
(2,411
)
 
(232
)
Non-agency securities underlying Linked Transactions
 

 
(2,676
)
 
807

Derivatives and other securities
 
54,397

 
6,785

 
3,224

Premium amortization, net
 
3,206

 
(265
)
 
1,054

Realized (gains) losses
 
(441
)
 
(486
)
 
486

Other
 
19

 
24

 
43

Total book to tax difference
 
(7,307
)
 
(3,035
)
 
(6,465
)
Estimated taxable income
 
$
24,922

 
$
18,285

 
$
10,738

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding -
basic and diluted
 
28,129

 
11,724

 
10,006

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net taxable income per common share – basic and diluted
 
$
0.89

 
$
1.56

 
$
1.07





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AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.
KEY PORTFOLIO STATISTICS*
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
 
June 30,
2012
 
March 31,
2012
 
December 31, 2011
Ending agency securities, at fair value
 
$
5,778,210

 
$
3,844,747

 
$
1,740,091

Ending agency securities, at cost
 
$
5,694,876

 
$
3,826,924

 
$
1,726,274

Ending agency securities, at par
 
$
5,435,087

 
$
3,674,668

 
$
1,637,060

Average agency securities, at cost
 
$
4,475,694

 
$
1,967,996

 
$
1,602,279

Average agency securities, at par
 
$
4,286,028

 
$
1,872,616

 
$
1,512,962

 
 

 

 

Ending non-agency securities, at fair value (2)
 
$
337,645

 
$
180,786

 
$
75,754

Ending non-agency securities, at cost (2)
 
$
335,872

 
$
177,992

 
$
78,044

Ending non-agency securities, at par (2)
 
$
559,468

 
$
286,229

 
$
135,822

Average non-agency securities, at cost (2)
 
$
235,875

 
$
107,491

 
$
69,172

Average non-agency securities, at par (2)
 
$
386,021

 
$
182,900

 
$
119,929

 
 

 

 

Average total assets, at fair value
 
$
5,196,997

 
$
2,269,192

 
$
1,815,149

Average repurchase agreements (2)
 
$
4,211,603

 
$
1,894,945

 
$
1,516,506

Average stockholders' equity
 
$
652,091

 
$
279,490

 
$
202,435

 
 
 
 

 
 
Average coupon (3)
 
3.42
%
 
3.64
%
 
3.91
%
Average asset yield (4)
 
2.94
%
 
3.36
%
 
3.10
%
Average cost of funds (5)
 
0.82
%
 
0.61
%
 
0.70
%
Average net interest rate spread (6)
 
2.12
%
 
2.75
%
 
2.40
%
Average actual CPR for agency securities held during the period
 
4.7
%
 
5.7
%
 
5.2
%
Average projected life CPR for agency securities as of period end
 
9.5
%
 
7.3
%
 
11.5
%
Leverage (average during the period) (7)
 
6.5x

 
6.8x

 
7.5x

Leverage (as of period end) (8)
 
6.8x

 
7.6x

 
8.0x

Expenses % of average total assets
 
0.3
%
 
0.4
%
 
0.4
%
Expenses % of average stockholders' equity
 
2.3
%
 
3.0
%
 
3.5
%
Net book value per common share as of period end
 
$
22.08

 
$
21.78

 
$
20.87

Dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.90

 
$
0.90

 
$
0.80

Net return on average stockholders' equity
 
19.8
%
 
30.6
%
 
33.7
%
————————
  *
Average numbers for the each period are weighted based on days on the Company's books and records. All percentages are annualized.

(1)
Unrealized gain (loss) and net interest income on linked transactions, net, includes $2.7 million and $(0.8) million in net unrealized gains (losses) and $0.7 million and $0.7 million of net interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
(2)
If the Company purchases investment securities and finances the purchase with a repurchase agreement with the same counterparty that is entered into simultaneously or in contemplation of the purchase, the purchase commitment and repurchase agreement are recorded net for GAAP purposes on the financial statements as a derivative (“Linked Transaction”). As of June 30, 2012, the Company had no Linked Transactions. Fair value of non-agency securities includes $52 million and $50 million, respectively, of non-agency securities recorded as Linked Transactions as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011. The repurchase agreement balances include repurchase agreement financing recorded as Linked Transactions of $36 million and $37 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.
(3)
Weighted average coupon for the period was calculated by dividing the Company's total stated coupon on securities by the Company's daily weighted average securities held.
(4)
Weighted average asset yield for the period was calculated by dividing the Company's total interest income on securities including interest income of securities classified as Linked Transactions on the consolidated statement of operations by the Company's daily weighted average securities held including securities



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classified as Linked Transactions on the consolidated balance sheet.
(5)
Weighted average cost of funds for the period was calculated by dividing the sum of the Company's total interest expense, interest expense on repurchase agreements underlying Linked Transactions on the consolidated statement of operations and periodic settlements of interest rate swaps, by the Company's daily weighted average repurchase agreements for the period, including repurchase agreements classified as Linked Transactions on the consolidated balance sheet.
(6)
Weighted average net interest rate spread for the period was calculated by subtracting the Company's weighted average cost of funds from the Company's weighted average asset yield.     
(7)
Leverage during the period was calculated by dividing the Company's daily weighted average repurchase agreements (including those related to Linked Transactions), for the period by the Company's average month-ended stockholders' equity for the period.
(8)
Leverage at period end was calculated by dividing the sum of the amount outstanding under the Company's repurchase agreements, the amount outstanding under repurchase agreements recorded as Linked Transactions and the net receivable/payable for unsettled securities at period end by the Company's stockholders' equity at period end.
    

STOCKHOLDER CALL

MTGE invites shareholders, prospective shareholders and analysts to attend the MTGE shareholder call on August 6, 2012 at 11:00 am ET. The call can be accessed through a live webcast, free of charge, at www.MTGE.com or by dialing (877) 270-2148 (U.S. domestic) or (412) 902-6510 (international). Please advise the operator you are dialing in for the American Capital Mortgage shareholder call. If you do not plan on asking a question on the call and have access to the internet, please take advantage of the webcast.

A slide presentation will accompany the call and will be available at www.MTGE.com. Select the Q2 2012 Earnings Presentation link to download and print the presentation in advance of the shareholder call.

An archived audio of the shareholder call combined with the slide presentation will be made available on the MTGE website after the call on August 6. In addition, there will be a phone recording available from 2:00 pm ET August 6 until 9:00 am ET August 21. If you are interested in hearing the recording of the presentation, please dial (877) 344-7529 (U.S. domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (international). The conference number is 10015856.

For further information or questions, please contact our Investor Relations Department at (301) 968-9220 or IR@MTGE.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust ("REIT") formed in 2011 that invests in and manages a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage investments, non-agency mortgage investments and other mortgage-related investments. The Company is externally managed and advised by American Capital MTGE Management, LLC, an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. ("American Capital"). For further information please refer to www.MTGE.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL

American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. American Capital manages $17.2 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $101 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets). From its seven offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $500 million. For further information, please refer to www.AmericanCapital.com.



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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management of the Company at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation, changes in interest rates, changes in the yield curve, changes in prepayment rates, the availability and terms of financing, changes in the market value of our assets, general economic conditions, market conditions, conditions in the market for agency and non-agency securities and mortgage related investments, and legislative and regulatory changes that could adversely affect the business of the Company. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, are included in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Copies are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt or new information, or otherwise.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

In addition to the results presented in accordance with GAAP, this release includes certain non-GAAP financial information, including net spread income, estimated taxable income and certain financial metrics derived from non-GAAP information, such as estimated undistributed taxable income, which the Company's management uses in its internal analysis of results, and believes may be informative to investors.

GAAP interest income does not include interest earned on non-agency securities underlying our Linked Transactions, and GAAP interest expense does not include either interest related to repurchase agreements underlying our Linked Transactions, or periodic settlements associated with undesignated interest rate swaps. Interest income and expense related to Linked Transactions is reported within unrealized loss and net interest income on linked transactions, net and periodic interest settlements associated with undesignated interest rate swaps are reported in realized gain (loss) on periodic settlements of interest rate swaps on our consolidated statement of operations. As we believe that these items are beneficial to the understanding of our investment performance, we provide a non-GAAP measure called adjusted net interest income, which is comprised of net interest income plus the net interest income related to Linked Transactions, less net periodic settlements of interest rates swaps. Additionally, we present net spread income as a measure of our operating performance. Net spread income is comprised of adjusted net interest income, less total operating expenses. Net spread income excludes all unrealized gains or losses due to changes in fair value, realized gains or losses on sales of securities, realized losses associated with derivative instruments and income taxes.

Estimated taxable income is pre-tax income calculated in accordance with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code rather than GAAP. Estimated taxable income differs from GAAP income because of both temporary and permanent differences in income and expense recognition. Examples include (i) temporary differences for unrealized gains and losses on derivative instruments and investment securities recognized in current income for GAAP but excluded from estimated taxable income until realized or settled, (ii) temporary differences related to the amortization of premiums and discounts paid on investments, and (iii) timing differences in the recognition of certain realized gains and losses. Furthermore, taxable income can include certain estimated information and is subject to potential adjustments up to the time of filing of the appropriate tax returns, which occurs after the end of the calendar year of the Company.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide information useful to investors



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because net spread income is a financial metric used by management and investors and estimated taxable income is directly related to the amount of dividends the Company is required to distribute in order to maintain its REIT tax qualification status.

The Company also believes that providing investors with our net spread income, estimated taxable income and certain financial metrics derived from such non-GAAP financial information, in addition to the related GAAP measures, gives investors greater transparency to the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. However, because net spread income and estimated taxable income are incomplete measures of the Company's financial performance and involve differences from net income computed in accordance with GAAP, they should be considered as supplementary to, and not as a substitute for, the Company's net income computed in accordance with GAAP as a measure of the Company's financial performance. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of net spread income and estimated taxable income may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies.