Great Ajax : Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Presentation
11/05/2020 | 04:22pm EST
Third Quarter Investor Presentation
November 5, 2020
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Statements regarding the following subjects, among others, may be forward‐looking: market trends in our industry, interest rates, real estate values, the debt financing markets or the general economy or the demand for and availability of residential and small‐balance commercial real estate loans; our business and investment strategy; our projected operating results; actions and initiatives of the U.S. government and changes to U.S. government policies and the execution and impact of these actions, initiatives and policies; the state of the U.S. economy generally or in specific geographic regions; economic trends and economic recoveries; our ability to obtain and maintain financing arrangements; changes in the value of our mortgage portfolio; changes to our portfolio of properties; impact of and changes in governmental regulations, tax law and rates, accounting guidance and similar matters; our ability to satisfy the real estate investment trust qualification requirements for U.S. federal income tax purposes; availability of qualified personnel; estimates relating to our ability to make distributions to our stockholders in the future; general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of our shares of common stock; and the degree and nature of our competition.
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Leverage longstanding relationships to acquire mortgage loans through privately negotiated transactions from a diverse group of customers and in joint venture investments with institutional investors
Acquisitions made in 314 transactions since inception. Twelve transactions closed in Q3 2020
Use our manager's proprietary analytics to price each mortgage pool on an asset‐by‐asset basis
We own 19.8% of our manager
Adjust individual loan bid price to accumulate clusters of loans in attractive demographic metropolitan areas
Our affiliated servicer services the loans asset‐by‐asset and borrower‐by‐borrower
We own 8% and hold warrants to purchase up to an additional 12% of our affiliated servicer
Analytics and processes of our manager and servicer enable us to broaden our reach through joint ventures with third‐party institutional investors
We use modest mark to market leverage to fund our investments in debt securities and primarily non mark to market leverage to fund our mortgage portfolio
We own a 23% equity interest in Gaea Real Estate Corp, an equity REIT that invests in multifamily and mixed use properties with a focus on property appreciation and triple net lease pet clinics.
Highlights - Quarter Ended September 30, 2020
Formed joint ventures that acquired $876.1 million in unpaid principal balance ("UPB") of mortgage loans with collateral values of $1.4 billion and retained $83.4 million of varying classes of related securities issued by the joint ventures to end the quarter with $370.9 million of investments in debt securities and beneficial interests
Purchased 244 re‐performing mortgage loans ("RPLs") for $41.2 million, with UPB of $46.3 million and collateral values of $65.3 million, one non‐performing mortgage loan ("NPL") for $0.5 million, with UPB of $0.5 million and underlying collateral value of $0.7 million, and originated two small‐balance commercial loans ("SBCs") with UPB of $1.9 million and underlying collateral values of $3.9 million, to end the quarter with $1.1 billion in net mortgage loans
Interest income of $24.0 million; net interest income of $16.2 million including a reversal of provision for credit losses of $4.0 million as a result of better than expected loan performance and the related impact on future repayment rates
Net income attributable to common stockholders of $5.3 million
Basic earnings per common share ("EPS") of $0.23
Book value per common share of $15.35 at September 30, 2020
Taxable income of $0.11 per common share
Collected total cash of $56.4 million from loan payments, sales of real estate owned ("REO") and investments in debt securities and beneficial interests
Held $135.2 million of cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2020; average daily cash balance for the quarter was $128.6 million excluding $51.0 million of funds on deposit in a non‐interest bearing account for a transaction closed September 25, 2020. Including the $51.0 million on deposit, average daily cash was $148.0 million
At September 30, 2020, approximately 74.5% of our portfolio based on current UPB made at least 12 out of the last 12 payments
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