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AGNC INVESTMENT CORP. ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS

BETHESDA, Md. , May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- AGNC Investment Corp. ("AGNC" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: AGNC) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

 FIRST QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • $(2.23) comprehensive loss per common share, comprised of:
    • $(1.29) net loss per common share
    • $(0.94) other comprehensive loss ("OCI") per common share on investments marked-to-market through OCI
  • $0.72 net spread and dollar roll income per common share, excluding estimated "catch-up" premium amortization benefit 1
    • Includes $0.29 per common share of dollar roll income associated with the Company's $23.6 billion average net long position in Agency mortgage-backed securities ("MBS") in the "to-be-announced" ("TBA") market
    • Excludes $0.30 per common share of estimated "catch-up" premium amortization benefit due to change in projected constant prepayment rate ("CPR") estimates
  • $13.12 tangible net book value per common share as of March 31, 2022
    • Decreased $(2.63) per common share, or -16.7%, from $15.75 per common share as of December 31, 2021
  • $0.36 dividends declared per common share for the first quarter
  • -14.4% economic return on tangible common equity for the quarter
    • Comprised of $0.36 dividends per common share and $(2.63) decrease in tangible net book value per common share

OTHER FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $68.6 billion investment portfolio as of March 31, 2022, comprised of:
    • $47.4 billion Agency MBS
    • $19.5 billion net TBA mortgage position
    • $1.7 billion credit risk transfer ("CRT") and non-Agency securities
  • 7.5x tangible net book value "at risk" leverage as of March 31, 2022
    • 7.8x average tangible net book value "at risk" leverage for the quarter
  • Cash and unencumbered Agency MBS totaled approximately $3.5 billion as of March 31, 2022
    • Excludes unencumbered CRT and non-Agency securities and assets held at the Company's broker-dealer subsidiary, Bethesda Securities
  • 7.9% average projected portfolio life CPR as of March 31, 2022
    • 14.5% actual portfolio CPR for the quarter
  • 2.19% annualized net interest spread and TBA dollar roll income for the quarter, excluding estimated "catch-up" premium amortization benefit
    • Excludes 82 bps of "catch-up" premium amortization benefit due to change in projected CPR estimates

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1.

Represents a non-GAAP measure. Please refer to a reconciliation to the most applicable GAAP measure and additional information regarding the use of non-GAAP financial information later in this release.

 

MANAGEMENT REMARKS
"The investment environment was very challenging in the first quarter as the market faced elevated geopolitical risk, growing inflation concerns, and the expectation of significantly tighter monetary policy," said Peter Federico, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Against this backdrop, interest rates repriced materially higher, the yield curve flattened, and fixed income spreads widened. These conditions led to a risk-off sentiment that pressured equity markets and caused unprecedented price declines across fixed income markets as evidenced by the Bloomberg Aggregate Bond Index, the broadest fixed income market measure, posting its worst quarterly performance in more than 40 years.

"Major monetary policy transitions are always difficult for fixed income markets. This is especially true for the Agency MBS market given its unique role in monetary policy and the overall economy. Concerns associated with the Federal Reserve's balance sheet normalization drove Agency MBS spreads significantly wider during the quarter relative to swap and treasury hedges and were the primary driver of AGNC's -14.4% economic return for the quarter. 

"Following the very significant repricing of Agency MBS over the last two quarters, we now believe that levered returns on many segments of the Agency MBS market are attractive on both an absolute and relative basis and adequately compensate investors for the risks associated with the current environment. While it is possible that Agency MBS could experience additional valuation declines due to the reduced Fed presence and seasonal new mortgage originations, such weakness would further enhance projected returns on new investments.

"As we have discussed in prior quarters, although the underperformance of Agency MBS has negatively impacted our tangible net book value in the short-run, it has significantly improved our investment outlook on our existing and new Agency MBS investments. We believe this improved outlook, combined with our portfolio positioning and attractive dividend, makes AGNC a compelling long-term investment opportunity." 

"AGNC generated strong net spread and dollar roll income, excluding 'catch-up' premium amortization, of $0.72 per common share in the first quarter of 2022," stated Bernice Bell, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Importantly, despite the decline in tangible book value, AGNC continued to maintain a relatively conservative tangible net book value 'at risk' leverage position of 7.5x and increased our hedge ratio to 121% of our funding liabilities. Together, these factors position AGNC to benefit from wider mortgage spreads that we believe ultimately create a more favorable environment for levered Agency MBS investors."

TANGIBLE NET BOOK VALUE PER COMMON SHARE
As of March 31, 2022, the Company's tangible net book value per common share was $13.12 per share, a decrease of -16.7% for the quarter compared to $15.75 per share as of December 31, 2021. The Company's tangible net book value per common share excludes $526 million, or approximately $1.01 per share, of goodwill as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO
As of March 31, 2022, the Company's investment portfolio totaled $68.6 billion, comprised of:

  • $66.9 billion of Agency MBS and TBA securities, including:
    • $66.7 billion of fixed-rate securities, comprised of:
      • $43.3 billion 30-year MBS,
      • $19.3 billion 30-year TBA securities,
      • $2.1 billion 15-year MBS,
      • $0.2 billion 15-year TBA securities, and
      • $1.7 billion 20-year MBS; and
    • $0.3 billion of collateralized mortgage obligations ("CMOs"), adjustable-rate and other Agency securities; and
  • $1.7 billion of CRT and non-Agency securities.

As of March 31, 2022, 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate Agency MBS and TBA securities represented 91% and 3%, respectively, of the Company's investment portfolio, compared to 89% and 6%, respectively, as of December 31, 2021. The Company's TBA position is net of short TBA securities held as of the reporting date.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company's fixed-rate Agency MBS and TBA securities' weighted average coupon was 3.20%, compared to 2.84% as of December 31, 2021, comprised of the following weighted average coupons:

  • 3.21% for 30-year fixed-rate securities;
  • 3.27% for 15-year fixed rate securities; and
  • 2.51% for 20-year fixed-rate securities.

The Company accounts for TBA securities and other forward settling securities as derivative instruments and recognizes TBA dollar roll income in other gain (loss), net on the Company's financial statements. As of March 31, 2022, such positions had a fair value of $19.5 billion and a GAAP net carrying value of $(609) million reported in derivative assets/(liabilities) on the Company's balance sheet, compared to $27.6 billion and $(44) million, respectively, as of December 31, 2021.

CONSTANT PREPAYMENT RATES
The Company's weighted average projected CPR for the remaining life of its Agency securities held as of March 31, 2022 decreased to 7.9% from 10.9% as of December 31, 2021. The Company's weighted average CPR for the first quarter was of 14.5%, compared to 18.6% for the prior quarter.

The weighted average cost basis of the Company's investment portfolio was 103.7% of par value as of March 31, 2022. The Company's investment portfolio generated a net premium amortization benefit of $78 million, or $0.15 per common share, for the first quarter, which includes a "catch-up" premium amortization benefit of $159 million, or $0.30 per common share, due to a decrease in the Company's CPR projections for certain securities acquired prior to the first quarter. This compares to net premium amortization cost for the prior quarter of $(138) million, or $(0.26) per common share, including "catch-up" premium amortization cost of $(44) million, or $(0.08) per common share.

ASSET YIELDS, COST OF FUNDS AND NET INTEREST RATE SPREAD
The Company's average asset yield on its investment portfolio, excluding the TBA position, was 3.55% for the first quarter, compared to 1.98% for the prior quarter. Excluding "catch-up" premium amortization, the Company's average asset yield was 2.36% for the first quarter, compared to 2.31% for the prior quarter. Including the TBA position and excluding "catch-up" premium amortization, the Company's average asset yield for the first quarter was 2.28%, compared to 2.13% for the prior quarter.

For the first quarter, the weighted average interest rate on the Company's repurchase agreements was 0.23%, compared to 0.12% for the prior quarter. For the first quarter, the Company's TBA position had an implied financing benefit of -0.49%, compared to a benefit of -0.46% for the prior quarter. Inclusive of interest rate swaps, the Company's combined weighted average cost of funds for the first quarter was a net cost of 0.09%, compared to a net benefit of -0.02% for the prior quarter.

The Company's annualized net interest spread, including the TBA position and interest rate swaps and excluding "catch-up" premium amortization, for the first quarter was 2.19%, compared to 2.15% for the prior quarter.

NET SPREAD AND DOLLAR ROLL INCOME
The Company recognized net spread and dollar roll income (a non-GAAP financial measure) for the first quarter of $0.72 per common share, excluding $0.30 per common share of "catch-up" premium amortization benefit, compared to $0.75 per common share for the prior quarter, excluding (0.08) per common share of "catch-up" premium amortization cost.

A reconciliation of the Company's net interest income to net spread and dollar roll income and additional information regarding the Company's use of non-GAAP measures are included later in this release.

LEVERAGE
As of March 31, 2022, $44.0 billion of repurchase agreements, $20.2 billion of net TBA dollar roll positions (at cost) and $0.1 billion of other debt were used to fund the Company's investment portfolio. The remainder, or approximately $0.7 billion, of the Company's repurchase agreements was used to fund purchases of U.S.Treasury securities ("U.S.Treasury repo") and is not included in the Company's leverage measurements. Inclusive of its TBA position and net payable/(receivable) for unsettled investment securities, the Company's tangible net book value "at risk" leverage ratio was 7.5x as of March 31, 2022, compared to 7.7x as of December 31, 2021. The Company's average "at risk" leverage for the first quarter was 7.8x tangible net book value, compared to 7.6x for the prior quarter.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company's repurchase agreements had a weighted average interest rate of 0.37%, compared to 0.15% as of December 31, 2021, and a weighted average remaining maturity of 64 days, compared to 63 days as of December 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2022, $18.9 billion, or 43%, of the Company's repurchase agreements were funded through the Company's captive broker-dealer subsidiary, Bethesda Securities, LLC.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company's repurchase agreements had remaining maturities of:

  • $34.7 billion of three months or less;
  • $6.8 billion from three to six months;
  • $1.9 billion from six to twelve months; and
  • $0.8 billion of greater than twelve months.

HEDGING ACTIVITIES
As of March 31, 2022, interest rate swaps, swaptions and U.S.Treasury positions equaled 121% of the Company's outstanding balance of repurchase agreements, TBA position and other debt, compared to 101% as of December 31, 2021.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company's interest rate swap position totaled $51.1 billion in notional amount, compared to $51.2 billion as of December 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2022, the Company's interest rate swap portfolio had an average fixed pay rate of 0.26%, an average receive rate of 0.30% and an average maturity of 4.0 years, compared to 0.20%, 0.05% and 4.0 years, respectively, as of December 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2022, 79% and 21% of the Company's interest rate swap portfolio were linked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate ("SOFR") and Overnight Index Swap Rate ("OIS"), respectively.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had payer swaptions outstanding totaling $10.3 billion, compared to $13.0 billion as of December 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had net short U.S.Treasury positions outstanding totaling $16.2 billion, compared to $11.2 billion as of December 31, 2021.

OTHER GAIN (LOSS), NET
For the first quarter, the Company recorded a net loss of $(1,078) million in other gain (loss), net, or $(2.06) per common share, compared to a net loss of $(254) million, or $(0.48) per common share, for the prior quarter. Other gain (loss), net for the first quarter was comprised of:

  • $(342) million of net realized losses on sales of investment securities;
  • $(2,532) million of net unrealized losses on investment securities measured at fair value through net income;
  • $(18) million of interest rate swap periodic costs;
  • $1,975 million of net gains on interest rate swaps;
  • $363 million of net gains on interest rate swaptions;
  • $747 million of net gains on U.S.Treasury positions;
  • $152 million of TBA dollar roll income;
  • $(1,386) million of net mark-to-market losses on TBA securities; and
  • $(37) million of other miscellaneous losses.

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
During the first quarter, the Company recorded other comprehensive loss of $(491) million, or $(0.94) per common share, consisting of net unrealized losses on the Company's Agency securities recognized through OCI, compared to $(110) million, or $(0.21) per common share, of other comprehensive loss for the prior quarter.

COMMON STOCK DIVIDENDS
During the first quarter, the Company declared dividends of $0.12 per share to common stockholders of record as of January 31, February 28, and March 31, 2022, totaling $0.36 per share for the quarter. Since its May 2008 initial public offering through the first quarter of 2022, the Company has declared a total of $11.4 billion in common stock dividends, or $44.68 per common share.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, OPERATING PERFORMANCE AND PORTFOLIO STATISTICS
The following measures of operating performance include net spread and dollar roll income; net spread and dollar roll income, excluding "catch-up" premium amortization; economic interest income; economic interest expense; estimated taxable income; and the related per common share measures and financial metrics derived from such information, 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.

 

AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions, except per share data)












March 31,
2022


December 31,
2021


September 30,
2021


June 30,
2021


March 31,
2021


(unaudited)




(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Assets:










Agency securities, at fair value (including pledged securities of
$43,261, $47,601, $46,741, $49,686 and $56,343, respectively)

$              47,214


$              52,396


$              53,517


$              57,896


$              63,286

Agency securities transferred to consolidated variable interest
entities, at fair value (pledged securities)

184


208


226


245


270

Credit risk transfer securities, at fair value (including pledged
securities of $471, $510, $534, $502 and $406, respectively)

885


974


1,072


1,105


1,073

Non-Agency securities, at fair value (including pledged securities of
$466, $571, $380, $377 and $414, respectively)

804


843


578


553


868

U.S. Treasury securities, at fair value (including pledged securities of
$684, $471, $645, $397 and $0, respectively)

684


471


645


397


-

Cash and cash equivalents

1,004


998


981


947


963

Restricted cash

1,087


527


464


623


813

Derivative assets, at fair value

647


317


402


381


698

Receivable for investment securities sold (including pledged
securities of $2,160, $0, $252, $147 and $0, respectively)

2,317


-


272


147


50

Receivable under reverse repurchase agreements

10,645


10,475


9,617


11,979


16,803

Goodwill

526


526


526


526


526

Other assets

397


414


505


256


195

     Total assets

$              66,394


$              68,149


$              68,805


$              75,055


$              85,545

Liabilities:










Repurchase agreements

$              44,715


$              47,381


$              46,532


$              48,737


$              55,056

Debt of consolidated variable interest entities, at fair value

116


126


134


148


165

Payable for investment securities purchased

857


80


1,821


3,697


2,512

Derivative liabilities, at fair value

668


86


178


14


589

Dividends payable

88


88


88


88


88

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

10,277


9,697


8,896


10,920


15,090

Accounts payable and other liabilities

743


400


477


783


681

     Total liabilities

57,464


57,858


58,126


64,387


74,181

Stockholders' equity:










Preferred Stock - aggregate liquidation preference of $1,538

1,489


1,489


1,489


1,489


1,489

Common stock - $0.01 par value; 523.3, 522.2, 524.9, 524.9 and
524.9 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

5


5


5


5


5

Additional paid-in capital

13,704


13,710


13,747


13,741


13,736

Retained deficit

(6,078)


(5,214)


(4,973)


(4,972)


(4,348)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(190)


301


411


405


482

     Total stockholders' equity

8,930


10,291


10,679


10,668


11,364

     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$              66,394


$              68,149


$              68,805


$              75,055


$              85,545











Tangible net book value per common share 1

$                13.12


$                15.75


$                16.41


$                16.39


$                17.72

 

AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)












Three Months Ended


March 31,
2022


December 31,
2021


September 30,
2021


June 30,
2021


March 31,
2021

Interest income:










Interest income

$                   475


$                   262


$                   293


$                   249


$                   557

Interest expense

27


15


14


17


29

Net interest income

448


247


279


232


528

Other gain (loss), net:










Realized gain (loss) on sale of investment securities, net

(342)


(64)


(5)


25


(13)

Unrealized loss on investment securities measured at fair value
through net income, net

(2,532)


(378)


(141)


(28)


(955)

Gain (loss) on derivative instruments and other securities, net

1,796


188


101


(618)


1,439

Total other gain (loss), net

(1,078)


(254)


(45)


(621)


471

Expenses:










Compensation and benefits

13


12


14


12


16

Other operating expense

8


8


8


10


8

Total operating expense

21


20


22


22


24

Net income (loss)

(651)


(27)


212


(411)


975

Dividend on preferred stock

25


25


25


25


25

Net income (loss) available (attributable) to common stockholders

$                 (676)


$                   (52)


$                   187


$                 (436)


$                   950











Net income (loss)

$                 (651)


$                   (27)


$                   212


$                 (411)


$                   975

Unrealized loss on investment securities measured at fair value
through other comprehensive income (loss), net

(491)


(110)


6


(77)


(237)

Comprehensive income (loss)

(1,142)


(137)


218


(488)


738

Dividend on preferred stock

25


25


25


25


25

Comprehensive income (loss) available (attributable) to common
stockholders

$              (1,167)


$                 (162)


$                   193


$                 (513)


$                   713











Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic

524.3


525.5


526.7


526.6


533.7

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - diluted

524.3


525.5


528.6


526.6


535.6

Net income (loss) per common share - basic

$                (1.29)


$                (0.10)


$                  0.36


$                (0.83)


$                  1.78

Net income (loss) per common share - diluted

$                (1.29)


$                (0.10)


$                  0.35


$                (0.83)


$                  1.77

Comprehensive income (loss) per common share - basic

$                (2.23)


$                (0.31)


$                  0.37


$                (0.97)


$                  1.34

Comprehensive income (loss) per common share - diluted

$                (2.23)


$                (0.31)


$                  0.37


$                (0.97)


$                  1.33

Dividends declared per common share

$                  0.36


$                  0.36


$                  0.36


$                  0.36


$                  0.36

 

AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INTEREST INCOME TO NET SPREAD AND DOLLAR ROLL INCOME (NON-GAAP MEASURE) 2

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)












Three Months Ended


March 31,
2022


December 31,
2021


September 30,
2021


June 30,
2021


March 31,
2021

GAAP net interest income:










Interest income

$                   475


$                   262


$                   293


$                   249


$                   557

Interest expense

27


15


14


17


29

GAAP net interest income

448


247


279


232


528

TBA dollar roll income, net 3,4

152


165


175


162


154

Interest rate swap periodic cost, net 3,8

(18)


(16)


(13)


(19)


(12)

Adjusted net interest and dollar roll income

582


396


441


375


670

Operating expense

(21)


(20)


(22)


(22)


(24)

Net spread and dollar roll income

561


376


419


353


646

Dividend on preferred stock

25


25


25


25


25

Net spread and dollar roll income available to common stockholders

536


351


394


328


621

Estimated "catch-up" premium amortization cost (benefit) due to change in
CPR forecast
11

(159)


44


2


71


(213)

Net spread and dollar roll income, excluding "catch-up" premium
amortization, available to common stockholders

$                   377


$                   395


$                   396


$                   399


$                   408











Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic

524.3


525.5


526.7


526.6


533.7

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - diluted

525.7


527.6


528.6


528.3


535.6

Net spread and dollar roll income per common share - basic

$                  1.02


$                  0.67


$                  0.75


$                  0.62


$                  1.16

Net spread and dollar roll income per common share - diluted

$                  1.02


$                  0.67


$                  0.75


$                  0.62


$                  1.16

Net spread and dollar roll income, excluding "catch-up" premium
amortization, per common share - basic

$                  0.72


$                  0.75


$                  0.75


$                  0.76


$                  0.76

Net spread and dollar roll income, excluding "catch-up" premium
amortization, per common share - diluted

$                  0.72


$                  0.75


$                  0.75


$                  0.76


$                  0.76

 

AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO ESTIMATED TAXABLE INCOME (NON-GAAP MEASURE) 2

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)












Three Months Ended


March 31,
2022


December 31,
2021


September 30,
2021


June 30,
2021


March 31,
2021

Net income/(loss)

$                 (651)


$                   (27)


$                   212


$                 (411)


$                   975

Book to tax differences:










Premium amortization, net

(176)


13


(45)


1


(269)

Realized gain/loss, net

(2,365)


(570)


(342)


43


(1,494)

Net capital loss/(utilization of net capital loss carryforward)

868


-


(141)


52


89

Unrealized (gain)/loss, net

2,294


373


358


152


545

Other

(13)


-


3


5


(10)

     Total book to tax differences

608


(184)


(167)


253


(1,139)

REIT taxable income (loss)

(43)


(211)


45


(158)


(164)

REIT taxable income attributed to preferred stock

-


-


-


-


-

REIT taxable income (loss), attributed to common stock

$                   (43)


$                 (211)


$                     45


$                 (158)


$                 (164)

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic

524.3


525.5


526.7


526.6


533.7

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted

524.3


525.5


528.6


526.6


533.7

REIT taxable income (loss) per common share - basic

$                (0.08)


$                (0.40)


$                  0.09


$                (0.30)


$                (0.31)

REIT taxable income (loss) per common share - diluted

$                (0.08)


$                (0.40)


$                  0.09


$                (0.30)


$                (0.31)











Beginning net capital loss carryforward

$                        -


$                        -


$                   141


$                     89


$                        -

Increase (decrease) in net capital loss carryforward

868


-


(141)


52


89

Ending net capital loss carryforward

$                   868


$                        -


$                        -


$                   141


$                     89

Ending net capital loss carryforward per common share

$                  1.66


$                        -


$                        -


$                  0.27


$                  0.17

 

AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.

NET INTEREST SPREAD COMPONENTS BY FUNDING SOURCE 2

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)












Three Months Ended


March 31,
2022


December 31,
2021


September 30,
2021


June 30,
2021


March 31,
2021

Adjusted net interest and dollar roll income, excluding "catch-up"
premium amortization:










Economic interest income:










     Investment securities - GAAP interest income 12

$                   475


$                   262


$                   293


$                   249


$                   557

     Estimated "catch-up" premium amortization cost (benefit) due to change in
     CPR forecast
11

(159)


44


2


71


(213)

     TBA dollar roll income - implied interest income 3,6

123


131


142


139


116

Economic interest income, excluding "catch-up" premium amortization

439


437


437


459


460

Economic interest benefit (expense):










     Repurchase agreements and other debt - GAAP interest expense

(27)


(15)


(14)


(17)


(29)

     TBA dollar roll income - implied interest benefit (expense) 3,5

29


34


33


23


38

     Interest rate swap periodic cost , net 3,8

(18)


(16)


(13)


(19)


(12)

Economic interest benefit (expense)

(16)


3


6


(13)


(3)

Adjusted net interest and dollar roll income, excluding "catch-up" premium
amortization

$                   423


$                   440


$                   443


$                   446


$                   457











Net interest spread, excluding "catch-up" amortization:










Average asset yield:










     Investment securities - average asset yield

3.55 %


1.98 %


2.30 %


1.73 %


3.78 %

     Estimated "catch-up" premium amortization cost (benefit) due to change in
     CPR forecast

(1.19)%


0.33 %


0.02 %


0.50 %


(1.45)%

     Investment securities average asset yield, excluding "catch-up" premium
     amortization

2.36 %


2.31 %


2.32 %


2.23 %


2.33 %

     TBA securities - average implied asset yield 6

2.09 %


1.80 %


1.88 %


1.98 %


1.44 %

Average asset yield, excluding "catch-up" premium amortization 7

2.28 %


2.13 %


2.16 %


2.15 %


2.02 %

Average total cost (benefit) of funds:










     Repurchase agreements and other debt - average funding cost

0.23 %


0.12 %


0.12 %


0.13 %


0.21 %

     TBA securities - average implied funding (benefit) cost 5

(0.49)%


(0.46)%


(0.42)%


(0.33)%


(0.48)%

     Average cost (benefit) of funds, before interest rate swap periodic cost, net 7

(0.01)%


(0.10)%


(0.10)%


(0.03)%


(0.04)%

     Interest rate swap periodic cost , net 10

0.10 %


0.08 %


0.07 %


0.09 %


0.06 %

Average total cost (benefit) of funds 9

0.09 %


(0.02)%


(0.03)%


0.06 %


0.02 %

Average net interest spread, excluding "catch-up" premium amortization

2.19 %


2.15 %


2.19 %


2.09 %


2.00 %

 

AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.

KEY STATISTICS*

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)












Three Months Ended

Key Balance Sheet Statistics:

March 31,
2022


December 31,
2021


September 30,
2021


June 30,
2021


March 31,
2021

Investment securities: 12










Fixed-rate Agency MBS, at fair value - as of period end

$              47,124


$              52,289


$              53,395


$              57,757


$              63,122

Other Agency MBS, at fair value - as of period end

$                   274


$                   315


$                   348


$                   384


$                   434

Credit risk transfer securities, at fair value - as of period end

$                   885


$                   974


$                1,072


$                1,105


$                1,073

Non-Agency MBS, at fair value - as of period end

$                   804


$                   843


$                   578


$                   553


$                   868

Total investment securities, at fair value - as of period end

$              49,087


$              54,421


$              55,393


$              59,799


$              65,497

Total investment securities, at cost - as of period end

$              51,316


$              53,628


$              54,112


$              58,379


$              63,975

Total investment securities, at par - as of period end

$              49,511


$              51,878


$              52,223


$              56,309


$              61,454

Average investment securities, at cost

$              53,535


$              53,057


$              50,866


$              57,420


$              58,948

Average investment securities, at par

$              51,749


$              51,262


$              49,077


$              55,246


$              56,641

TBA securities: 20










Net TBA portfolio - as of period end, at fair value

$              19,543


$              27,578


$              28,741


$              27,689


$              24,779

Net TBA portfolio - as of period end, at cost

$              20,152


$              27,622


$              28,912


$              27,611


$              25,355

Net TBA portfolio - as of period end, carrying value

$                  (609)


$                    (44)


$                  (171)


$                     79


$                  (576)

Average net TBA portfolio, at cost

$              23,605


$              29,014


$              30,312


$              28,082


$              32,022

Average repurchase agreements and other debt 13

$              46,570


$              46,999


$              45,847


$              52,374


$              54,602

Average stockholders' equity 14

$                9,545


$              10,499


$              10,638


$              11,103


$              11,312

Tangible net book value per common share 1

$                13.12


$                15.75


$                16.41


$                16.39


$                17.72

Tangible net book value "at risk" leverage - average 15

                   7.8 :1


                   7.6 :1


                   7.5 :1


                   7.6 :1


                   8.0 :1

Tangible net book value "at risk" leverage - as of period end 16

                   7.5 :1


                   7.7 :1


                   7.5 :1


                   7.9 :1


                   7.7 :1











Key Performance Statistics:










Investment securities: 12










Average coupon

3.07 %


3.12 %


3.25 %


3.28 %


3.40 %

Average asset yield

3.55 %


1.98 %


2.30 %


1.73 %


3.78 %

Average asset yield, excluding "catch-up" premium amortization

2.36 %


2.31 %


2.32 %


2.23 %


2.33 %

Average coupon - as of period end

3.13 %


3.08 %


3.15 %


3.19 %


3.23 %

Average asset yield - as of period end

2.56 %


2.43 %


2.48 %


2.42 %


2.39 %

Average actual CPR for securities held during the period

14.5 %


18.6 %


22.5 %


25.7 %


24.6 %

Average forecasted CPR - as of period end

7.9 %


10.9 %


10.7 %


11.6 %


11.3 %

Total premium amortization (cost) benefit, net

$                     78


$                 (138)


$                 (106)


$                 (202)


$                     77

TBA securities:










Average coupon - as of period end 17

3.25 %


2.47 %


2.41 %


2.50 %


2.29 %

Average implied asset yield 6

2.09 %


1.80 %


1.88 %


1.98 %


1.44 %

Combined investment and TBA securities - average asset yield,
excluding "catch-up" premium amortization
7

2.28 %


2.13 %


2.16 %


2.15 %


2.02 %

Cost of funds:










Repurchase agreements - average funding cost

0.23 %


0.12 %


0.12 %


0.13 %


0.21 %

TBA securities - average implied funding cost (benefit) 5

(0.49)%


(0.46)%


(0.42)%


(0.33)%


(0.48)%

Interest rate swaps - average periodic expense, net 10

0.10 %


0.08 %


0.07 %


0.09 %


0.06 %

Average total cost (benefit) of funds, inclusive of TBAs and interest
rate swap periodic expense, net
7,9

0.09 %


(0.02)%


(0.03)%


0.06 %


0.02 %

Repurchase agreements - average funding cost as of period end

0.37 %


0.15 %


0.12 %


0.11 %


0.15 %

Interest rate swaps - average net pay/(receive) rate as of period end 18

(0.04)%


0.15 %


0.12 %


0.12 %


0.16 %

Net interest spread:










Combined investment and TBA securities average net interest spread

3.01 %


1.93 %


2.17 %


1.75 %


2.95 %

Combined investment and TBA securities average net interest spread,
excluding "catch-up" premium amortization

2.19 %


2.15 %


2.19 %


2.09 %


2.00 %

Expenses % of average stockholders' equity - annualized

0.88 %


0.76 %


0.83 %


0.79 %


0.85 %

Economic return (loss) on tangible common equity - unannualized 19

(14.4)%


(1.8)%


2.3 %


(5.5)%


8.2 %

 

*Except as noted below, average numbers for each period are weighted based on days on the Company's books and records. All percentages are annualized, unless otherwise noted.
Numbers in financial tables may not total due to rounding.

  1. Tangible net book value per common share excludes preferred stock liquidation preference and goodwill.
  2. Table includes non-GAAP financial measures and/or amounts derived from non-GAAP measures. Refer to "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" for additional discussion of non-GAAP financial measures.
  3. Amount reported in gain (loss) on derivatives instruments and other securities, net in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
  4. Dollar roll income represents the price differential, or "price drop," between the TBA price for current month settlement versus the TBA price for forward month settlement. Amount includes dollar roll income (loss) on long and short TBA securities. Amount excludes TBA mark-to-market adjustments.
  5. The implied funding cost/benefit of TBA dollar roll transactions is determined using the "price drop" (Note 4) and market based assumptions regarding the "cheapest-to-deliver" collateral that can be delivered to satisfy the TBA contract, such as the anticipated collateral's weighted average coupon, weighted average maturity and projected 1-month CPR. The average implied funding cost/benefit for all TBA transactions is weighted based on the Company's daily average TBA balance outstanding for the period.
  6. The average implied asset yield for TBA dollar roll transactions is extrapolated by adding the average TBA implied funding cost (Note 5) to the net dollar roll yield. The net dollar roll yield is calculated by dividing dollar roll income (Note 4) by the average net TBA balance (cost basis) outstanding for the period.
  7. Amount calculated on a weighted average basis based on average balances outstanding during the period and their respective asset yield/funding cost.
  8. Represents periodic interest rate swap settlements. Amount excludes interest rate swap termination fees and mark-to-market adjustments.
  9. Cost of funds excludes other supplemental hedges used to hedge a portion of the Company's interest rate risk (such as swaptions and U.S.Treasury positions) and U.S.Treasury repurchase agreements.
  10. Represents interest rate swap periodic cost measured as a percent of total mortgage funding (Agency repurchase agreements, other debt and net TBA securities).
  11. "Catch-up" premium amortization cost/benefit is reported in interest income on the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
  12. Investment securities include Agency MBS, CRT and non-Agency securities. Amounts exclude TBA and forward settling securities.
  13. Average repurchase agreements and other debt excludes U.S.Treasury repurchase agreements.
  14. Average stockholders' equity calculated as the average month-ended stockholders' equity during the quarter.
  15. Average tangible net book value "at risk" leverage during the period was calculated by dividing the sum of the daily weighted average Agency repurchase agreements, other debt, and TBA and forward settling securities (at cost) outstanding for the period by the sum of average stockholders' equity adjusted to exclude goodwill. Leverage excludes U.S.Treasury repurchase agreements.
  16. Tangible net book value "at risk" leverage as of period end was calculated by dividing the sum of the amount outstanding under repurchase agreements, other debt, net TBA position and forward settling securities (at cost), and net receivable / payable for unsettled investment securities outstanding by the sum of total stockholders' equity adjusted to exclude goodwill. Leverage excludes U.S.Treasury repurchase agreements.
  17. Average TBA coupon is for the long TBA position only.
  18. Includes forward starting swaps not yet in effect as of reported period-end.
  19. Economic return (loss) on tangible common equity represents the sum of the change in tangible net book value per common share and dividends declared on common stock during the period over the beginning tangible net book value per common share.
  20. Includes net TBA dollar roll position and, if applicable, forward settling securities.

STOCKHOLDER CALL
AGNC invites stockholders, prospective stockholders and analysts to attend the AGNC stockholder call on May 3, 2022 at 8:30 am ET. Interested persons who do not plan on asking a question and have internet access are encouraged to utilize the free webcast at www.AGNC.com. Those who plan on participating in the Q&A or do not have internet available may access the call by dialing (877) 300-5922 (U.S. domestic) or (412) 902-6621 (international). Please advise the operator you are dialing in for the AGNC Investment Corp. stockholder call.

A slide presentation will accompany the call and will be available at www.AGNC.com. Select the Q1 2022 Earnings Presentation link to download and print the presentation in advance of the stockholder call.

An archived audio of the stockholder call combined with the slide presentation will be available on the AGNC website after the call on May 3, 2022. In addition, there will be a phone recording available one hour after the call on May 3, 2022 through May 10, 2022. Those who are interested in hearing the recording of the presentation, can access it by dialing (877) 344-7529 (U.S. domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (international), passcode 9845693.

For further information, please contact Investor Relations at (301) 968-9300 or IR@AGNC.com.

ABOUT AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.
AGNC Investment Corp. is an internally-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") that invests primarily in residential mortgage-backed securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government-sponsored enterprise or a U.S. Government agency. For further information, please refer to www.AGNC.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. 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 or from our historic performance due to a variety of important factors, including, without limitation, changes in interest rates, changes in MBS spreads to benchmark interest rates, changes in the yield curve, changes in prepayment rates, the availability and terms of financing, changes in the market value of the Company's assets, general economic or market conditions, and conditions in the market for Agency securities, any of which may be materially impacted by changes in the Federal Reserve's bond buying program, approaches to address the size of its bond portfolio or its monetary policy, 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 of new information, or otherwise.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
In addition to the results presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company's results of operations discussed in this release include certain non-GAAP financial information, including "net spread and dollar roll income," "net spread and dollar roll income, excluding 'catch-up' premium amortization," "economic interest income" and "economic interest expense" (both components of "net spread and dollar roll income"), "estimated taxable income" and the related per common share measures and certain financial metrics derived from such non-GAAP information, such as "cost of funds" and "net interest spread."

"Net spread and dollar roll income" is measured as (i) net interest income (GAAP measure) adjusted to include TBA dollar roll income, interest rate swap periodic cost and other interest and dividend income (referred to as "adjusted net interest and dollar roll income") less (ii) total operating expense (GAAP measure). "Net spread and dollar roll income, excluding 'catch-up' premium amortization," further excludes retrospective "catch-up" adjustments to premium amortization cost due to changes in projected CPR estimates.

By providing users of the Company's financial information with such measures in addition to the related GAAP measures, the Company believes users will have greater transparency into the information used by the Company's management in its financial and operational decision-making. The Company also believes that it is important for users of its financial information to consider information related to the Company's current financial performance without the effects of certain transactions that are not necessarily indicative of its current investment portfolio performance and operations.

Specifically, in the case of "adjusted net interest and dollar roll income," the Company believes the inclusion of TBA dollar roll income is meaningful as TBAs, which are accounted for under GAAP as derivative instruments with gains and losses recognized in other gain (loss) in the Company's statement of operations, are economically equivalent to holding and financing generic Agency MBS using short-term repurchase agreements. Similarly, the Company believes that the inclusion of periodic interest rate swap settlements in such measure, which are recognized under GAAP in other gain (loss), is meaningful as interest rate swaps are the primary instrument the Company uses to economically hedge against fluctuations in the Company's borrowing costs and inclusion of periodic interest rate swap settlements is more indicative of the Company's total cost of funds than interest expense alone. In the case of "net spread and dollar roll income, excluding 'catch-up' premium amortization," the Company believes the exclusion of "catch-up" adjustments to premium amortization cost is meaningful as it excludes the cumulative effect from prior reporting periods due to current changes in future prepayment expectations and, therefore, exclusion of such "catch-up" cost or benefit is more indicative of the current earnings potential of the Company's investment portfolio. In the case of estimated taxable income (loss), the Company believes it is meaningful information as it is directly related to the amount of dividends the Company is required to distribute in order to maintain its REIT qualification status.

However, because such measures are incomplete measures of the Company's financial performance and involve differences from results computed in accordance with GAAP, they should be considered as supplementary to, and not as a substitute for, results computed in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company's presentation of such non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, estimated taxable income can include certain information that is subject to potential adjustments up to the time of filing the Company's income tax returns, which occurs after the end of its fiscal year.

A reconciliation of GAAP net interest income to non-GAAP "net spread and dollar roll income, excluding 'catch-up' premium amortization" and a reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP "estimated taxable income" is included in this release.

CONTACT:
Investors - (301) 968-9300
Media - (301) 968-9303

 

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