Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

ATLANTA–()–Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc. (NYSE: AOMR) (the “Company,” “we,” and “our”), a leading real estate finance company focused on acquiring and investing in first lien non-QM loans and other mortgage-related assets in the U.S. mortgage market, today reported financial results for the quarter and year to date ended September 30, 2022.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Q3 2022 GAAP net loss of $83.3 million, or $(3.40) per diluted share of common stock.
  • Q3 2022 distributable earnings of $20.8 million, or $0.84 per diluted share of common stock.
  • Declared dividend of $0.32 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2022, payable on November 30, 2022, to common stockholders of record as of November 22, 2022.
  • GAAP book value of $10.63 per share as of September 30, 2022.
  • Economic book value of $12.94 per share as of September 30, 2022.

Sreeniwas Prabhu, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, commented, “Third quarter results are demonstrative of the continued dislocation of the fixed income market characterized by historic spread-widening and limited capital market activity coupled with an aggressive Federal Reserve increasing the Fed Funds target rate two times during the quarter. As such, AOMR focused on managing liquidity and protecting its capital structure. Unrealized losses associated with our mark-to-market assets were the key driver of our GAAP net loss and book value decline; however, it is important to note that the credit performance of these assets remains strong, and we believe that they are ultimately expected to pay off at par, offsetting the mark-to-market losses. In order to preserve additional capital and to right-size our dividend yield at the current book value, we have made the decision to reduce the quarterly dividend to $0.32 per share of common stock. Sticking to our core business model, we will remain disciplined while prudently accessing the securitization market to reduce interest rate risk, allowing us to create long term value for our shareholders.”

Portfolio and Investment Activity

  • Purchased $62.4 million of non-QM residential mortgage loans with a weighted average coupon of 7.1% in the third quarter 2022.
  • Securitized $184.7 million in unpaid principal balance of residential mortgage loans.
  • Sold $7.0 million in commercial loans in order to concentrate on the core non-QM strategy of AOMR.

Capital Markets Activity

During the quarter ended September 30, 2022, we closed our fourth securitization post-IPO, AOMT 2022-4, a $184.7 million securitization backed by a pool of non-qualified residential mortgage loans. The securitization was rated by both Fitch and KBRA with the senior tranche receiving AAA ratings.

After quarter end a prior facility with a large money center bank expired by its terms and all loans on the facility were moved to additional facilities. Our total financing capacity as of November 8, 2022 stands at $1.4 billion of which approximately $870.0 million is drawn.

Balance Sheet

  • Target assets totaled $3.2 billion as of September 30, 2022.
  • Held residential mortgage whole loans with fair value of $1.1 billion as of September 30, 2022.
  • Recourse debt to equity ratio was 3.7x as of September 30, 2022.

Dividend

On November 8, 2022, the Company declared a dividend of $0.32 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2022. The dividend is payable on November 30, 2022 to common stockholders of record as of November 22, 2022.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company will host a live conference call and webcast today, November 8, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. To listen to the live webcast, go to the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.angeloakreit.com at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register and install any necessary audio software.

To Participate in the Telephone Conference Call:

Dial in at least 15 minutes prior to start time.

Domestic: 1-877-407-9716

International: 1-201-493-6779

Conference Call Playback:

Domestic: 1-844-512-2921

International: 1-412-317-6671

Passcode: 13730433

The playback can be accessed through November 22, 2022.

Non-GAAP metrics

Distributable Earnings is a non‑GAAP measure and is defined as net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders as calculated in accordance with GAAP, excluding (1) unrealized gains and losses on our aggregate portfolio, (2) impairment losses, (3) extinguishment of debt, (4) non-cash equity compensation expense, (5) the incentive fee earned by our Manager, (6) realized gains or losses on swap terminations and (7) certain other nonrecurring gains or losses. We believe that the presentation of Distributable Earnings provides investors with a useful measure to facilitate comparisons of financial performance between our REIT peers but has important limitations. We believe Distributable Earnings as described above helps evaluate our financial performance without the impact of certain transactions but is of limited usefulness as an analytical tool. Therefore, Distributable Earnings should not be viewed in isolation and is not a substitute for net income computed in accordance with GAAP. Our methodology for calculating Distributable Earnings may differ from the methodologies employed by other REITs to calculate the same or similar supplemental performance measures, and as a result, our Distributable Earnings may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other REITs.

Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as annual or annualized Distributable Earnings divided by average total stockholders’ equity. We believe that the presentation of Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity provides investors with a useful measure to facilitate comparisons of financial performance among our REIT peers, but has important limitations. Additionally, we believe Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity provides investors with additional detail on the Distributable Earnings generated by our invested equity capital. We believe Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity as described above helps evaluate our financial performance without the impact of certain transactions but is of limited usefulness as an analytical tool. Therefore, Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity should not be viewed in isolation and is not a substitute for net income computed in accordance with GAAP. Our methodology for calculating Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity may differ from the methodologies employed by other REITs to calculate the same or similar supplemental performance measures, and as a result, our Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other REITs.

“Economic book value” is a non-GAAP financial measure of our financial position. To calculate our economic book value, the portions of our non-recourse financing obligation held at amortized cost are adjusted to fair value. These adjustments are also reflected in our end of period common stockholders’ equity. Management considers economic book value to provide investors with a useful supplemental measure to evaluate our financial position as it reflects the impact of fair value changes for our legally held retained bonds, irrespective of the accounting model applied for GAAP reporting purposes. Economic book value does not represent and should not be considered as a substitute for book value per common share or Stockholders’ Equity, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and our calculation of this measure may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, statements relating to the performance of the Company’s investments and its financing needs and arrangements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “intend,” “expect,” “endeavor,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “could,” “project,” “predict” and “continue,” or by the negative of these words and phrases or other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions; discuss future expectations; describe existing or future plans and strategies; contain projections of results of operations, liquidity and/or financial condition; or state other forward-looking information. The Company’s ability to predict future events or conditions, their impact or the actual effect of existing or future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain, in particular due to the uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the projected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, financial results and performance. Although the Company believes that such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results and performance in the future could differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward‐looking statements, which reflect the Company’s views only as of the date of this press release. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by applicable law, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward‐looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.

Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc. is a real estate finance company focused on acquiring and investing in first lien non-QM loans and other mortgage-related assets in the U.S. mortgage market. The Company’s objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its stockholders through cash distributions and capital appreciation across interest rate and credit cycles. The Company is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, which, collectively with its affiliates, is a leading alternative credit manager with a vertically integrated mortgage origination platform. Additional information about the Company is available at www.angeloakreit.com.

Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

2022

 

September 30,

2021

 

September 30,

2022

 

September 30,

2021

INTEREST INCOME, NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

$

30,148

 

 

$

15,587

 

 

$

86,959

 

 

$

37,763

 

Interest expense

 

18,408

 

 

 

2,599

 

 

 

41,849

 

 

 

5,277

 

NET INTEREST INCOME

 

11,740

 

 

 

12,988

 

 

 

45,110

 

 

 

32,486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAINS (LOSSES), NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized gain (loss) on mortgage loans, derivative contracts,

RMBS, and CMBS

 

17,290

 

 

 

(7,144

)

 

 

56,423

 

 

 

(19,656

)

Net unrealized gain (loss) on mortgage loans, debt at fair value

option (see Note 2), and derivative contracts

 

(100,855

)

 

 

6,821

 

 

 

(255,021

)

 

 

16,151

 

TOTAL REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAINS

(LOSSES), NET

 

(83,565

)

 

 

(323

)

 

 

(198,598

)

 

 

(3,505

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

2,764

 

 

 

2,545

 

 

 

9,525

 

 

 

3,423

 

Operating expenses incurred with affiliate

 

2,141

 

 

 

645

 

 

 

3,834

 

 

 

1,617

 

Due diligence and transaction costs

 

213

 

 

 

452

 

 

 

1,502

 

 

 

946

 

Stock compensation

 

3,340

 

 

 

833

 

 

 

5,179

 

 

 

924

 

Securitization costs

 

1,115

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,134

 

 

 

 

Management fee incurred with affiliate

 

1,951

 

 

 

1,846

 

 

 

5,830

 

 

 

4,015

 

Total operating expenses

 

11,524

 

 

 

6,321

 

 

 

29,004

 

 

 

10,925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

(83,349

)

 

 

6,344

 

 

 

(182,492

)

 

 

18,056

 

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,457

)

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

(83,349

)

 

$

6,344

 

 

$

(179,035

)

 

$

18,056

 

Preferred dividends

 

(4

)

 

 

(4

)

 

 

(11

)

 

 

(11

)

NET INCOME (LOSS) ALLOCABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$

(83,353

)

 

$

6,340

 

 

$

(179,046

)

 

$

18,045

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(10,227

)

 

 

1,818

 

 

 

(11,979

)

 

 

5,433

 

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

$

(93,580

)

 

$

8,158

 

 

$

(191,025

)

 

$

23,478

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share

$

(3.40

)

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

(7.30

)

 

$

0.94

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share

$

(3.40

)

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

(7.30

)

 

$

0.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

24,505,438

 

 

 

24,999,891

 

 

 

24,534,967

 

 

 

19,190,827

 

Diluted

 

24,505,438

 

 

 

25,470,226

 

 

 

24,534,967

 

 

 

19,366,679

 

Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except for share data)

 

 

As of:

 

September 30,

2022

 

December 31,

2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

Residential mortgage loans – at fair value

$

1,069,476

 

 

$

1,061,912

Residential mortgage loans in securitization trusts – at fair value

 

1,062,585

 

 

 

667,365

Commercial mortgage loans – at fair value

 

9,554

 

 

 

18,664

RMBS – at fair value

 

1,068,672

 

 

 

485,634

CMBS – at fair value

 

8,857

 

 

 

10,756

U.S. Treasury securities – at fair value

 

 

 

 

249,999

Cash and cash equivalents

 

20,549

 

 

 

40,801

Restricted cash

 

8,955

 

 

 

11,508

Principal and interest receivable

 

44,272

 

 

 

25,984

Deferred tax asset

 

3,457

 

 

 

Unrealized appreciation on TBAs and interest rate futures contracts – at fair value

 

8,534

 

 

 

2,428

Other assets

 

851

 

 

 

2,878

Total assets

$

3,305,762

 

 

$

2,577,929

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Notes payable

$

906,321

 

 

$

853,408

Non-recourse securitization obligation, collateralized by residential mortgage loans in securitization trusts (see Note 2)

 

1,048,953

 

 

 

616,557

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

 

67,454

 

 

 

609,251

Unrealized depreciation on TBAs and interest rate futures contracts – at fair value

 

 

 

 

728

Due to broker

 

1,005,231

 

 

 

Accrued expenses

 

3,328

 

 

 

442

Accrued expenses payable to affiliate

 

3,060

 

 

 

1,425

Interest payable

 

4,452

 

 

 

1,283

Income taxes payable

 

 

 

 

1,600

Management fee payable to affiliate

 

2,006

 

 

 

1,845

Total liabilities

$

3,040,805

 

 

$

2,086,539

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Series A preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 12% cumulative, non-voting, 125 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

$

101

 

 

$

101

Common stock, $0.01 par value. As of September 30, 2022: 350,000,000 shares authorized, 24,925,357 shares issued and outstanding. As of December 31, 2021: 350,000,000 shares authorized, 25,227,328 shares issued and outstanding.

 

249

 

 

 

252

Additional paid-in capital

 

474,830

 

 

 

476,510

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(8,979

)

 

 

3,000

Retained (deficit) earnings

 

(201,244

)

 

 

11,527

Total stockholders’ equity

$

264,957

 

 

$

491,390

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

3,305,762

 

 

$

2,577,929

Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Distributable Earnings

and Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

2022

 

September 30,

2021

 

September 30,

2022

 

September 30,

2021

 

(in thousands)

Net income (loss) allocable to common stockholders

$

(83,353

)

 

$

6,340

 

 

$

(179,046

)

 

$

18,045

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net other-than-temporary credit impairment losses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives

 

(10,936

)

 

 

3,837

 

 

 

(1,570

)

 

 

6,130

 

Net unrealized (gains) losses on residential loans in securitization trusts and non-recourse securitization obligation

 

38,822

 

 

 

 

 

 

79,298

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized (gains) losses on residential loans

 

73,195

 

 

 

(6,157

)

 

 

176,320

 

 

 

(13,112

)

Net unrealized (gains) losses on commercial loans

 

(226

)

 

 

43

 

 

 

759

 

 

 

(221

)

Net unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments at fair value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Gains) losses on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash equity compensation expense

 

3,340

 

 

 

833

 

 

 

5,179

 

 

 

924

 

Incentive fee earned by the Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized gains (losses) on terminations of interest rate swaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total other non-recurring (gains) losses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributable Earnings

$

20,842

 

 

$

4,896

 

 

$

80,940

 

 

$

11,766

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

2022

 

September 30,

2021

 

September 30,

2022

 

September 30,

2021

 

($ in thousands)

Annualized Distributable Earnings

$

83,368

 

 

$

19,584

 

 

$

107,920

 

 

$

15,688

 

Average total stockholders’ equity

$

316,070

 

 

$

498,895

 

 

$

386,191

 

 

$

361,673

 

Distributable Earnings Return on Average Equity

 

26.38

%

 

 

3.93

%

 

 

27.94

%

 

 

4.34

%

Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.

Reconciliation of Stockholders’ Equity to Stockholders’ Equity Including Economic Book Value Adjustments

and Economic Book Value per Common Share

(Unaudited)

 

 

September 30,

2022

 

June 30,

2022

 

March 31,

2022

 

December 31,

2021

 

(in thousands except for share and per share amounts presented)

GAAP total stockholders’ equity

$

264,957

 

 

$

367,284

 

 

$

421,436

 

 

$

491,390

 

Preferred stock

 

(101

)

 

 

(101

)

 

 

(101

)

 

 

(101

)

GAAP total common stockholders’ equity for book value per

share of common stock

$

264,856

 

 

$

367,183

 

 

$

421,335

 

 

$

491,289

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value adjustment for securitized debt held at amortized

cost

 

57,596

 

 

 

32,863

 

 

 

20,443

 

 

 

1,079

 

Stockholders’ equity including economic book value

adjustments

$

322,452

 

 

$

400,046

 

 

$

441,778

 

 

$

492,368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares of common stock outstanding at period end

 

24,925,357

 

 

 

24,925,930

 

 

 

25,085,796

 

 

 

25,227,328

 

 

Book value per share of common stock

$

10.63

 

 

$

14.73

 

 

$

16.80

 

 

$

19.47

 

 

Economic book value per share of common stock

$

12.94

 

 

$

16.05

 

 

$

17.61

 

 

$

19.52

 

 

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