CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION REPORTS 3RD QUARTER 2021 EARNINGS

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  • 3RD QUARTER GAAP NET INCOME OF $1.30 PER DILUTED COMMON SHARE

  • 3RD QUARTER EARNINGS AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION(1) OF $0.42 PER DILUTED COMMON SHARE WHICH INCLUDES $0.06 OF INCOME FROM SECURITIES THAT HAVE BEEN CALLED

  • GAAP BOOK VALUE OF $12.32 PER COMMON SHARE

NEW YORK, November 03, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. The Company’s GAAP net income for the third quarter was $313 million, or $1.30 per diluted common share. Earnings available for distribution(1) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 was $102 million, or $0.42 per diluted common share.

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“Chimera’s disciplined approach to investing was rewarded as we committed to purchase nearly $850 million of new loans for the portfolio, highlighting our continued ability to acquire mortgage assets”, said Mohit Marria, Chimera’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer. “Chimera’s book value increased to $12.32 per share contributing to total economic return(2) of 10.5% for the third quarter of 2021.”

(1) Earnings available for distribution per adjusted diluted common share is a non-GAAP measure. See additional discussion on page 5.

(2) Economic return on book value is based on the change in GAAP book value per common share plus the dividend declared per common share.

Other Information

Chimera Investment Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is primarily engaged in the business of investing directly or indirectly through its subsidiaries, on a leveraged basis, in a diversified portfolio of mortgage assets, including residential mortgage loans, Non-Agency RMBS, Agency CMBS, Agency RMBS, and other real estate related securities.

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

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

(Unaudited)

September 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

Cash and cash equivalents

$

328,455

$

269,090

Non-Agency RMBS, at fair value (net of allowance for credit losses of $122 thousand and $180 thousand, respectively)

1,890,030

2,150,714

Agency RMBS, at fair value

65,889

90,738

Agency CMBS, at fair value

1,062,131

1,740,368

Loans held for investment, at fair value

12,533,864

13,112,129

Accrued interest receivable

74,011

81,158

Other assets

49,844

78,822

Total assets (1)

$

16,004,224

$

17,523,019

Liabilities:

Secured financing agreements ($5.0 billion and $6.7 billion pledged as collateral, respectively)

$

3,788,336

$

4,636,847

Securitized debt, collateralized by Non-Agency RMBS ($424 million and $505 million pledged as collateral, respectively)

92,204

113,433

Securitized debt at fair value, collateralized by Loans held for investment ($11.3 billion and $12.4 billion pledged as collateral, respectively)

7,947,644

8,711,677

Long term debt

51,623

Payable for investments purchased

192,552

106,169

Accrued interest payable

20,388

40,950

Dividends payable

85,255

77,213

Accounts payable and other liabilities

29,297

5,721

Total liabilities (1)

$

12,155,676

$

13,743,633

Stockholders’ Equity:

Preferred Stock, par value of $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized:

8.00% Series A cumulative redeemable: 5,800,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($145,000 liquidation preference)

$

58

$

58

8.00% Series B cumulative redeemable: 13,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($325,000 liquidation preference)

130

130

7.75% Series C cumulative redeemable: 10,400,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($260,000 liquidation preference)

104

104

8.00% Series D cumulative redeemable: 8,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively ($200,000 liquidation preference)

80

80

Common stock: par value $0.01 per share; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 236,883,020 and 230,556,760 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

2,369

2,306

Additional paid-in-capital

4,357,526

4,538,029

Accumulated other comprehensive income

438,915

558,096

Cumulative earnings

4,534,274

3,881,894

Cumulative distributions to stockholders

(5,484,908

)

(5,201,311

)

Total stockholders’ equity

$

3,848,548

$

3,779,386

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

16,004,224

$

17,523,019

(1) The Company’s consolidated statements of financial condition include assets of consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”) that can only be used to settle obligations and liabilities of the VIE for which creditors do not have recourse to the primary beneficiary (Chimera Investment Corporation). As of September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, total assets of consolidated VIEs were $10,865,801 and $12,165,017, respectively, and total liabilities of consolidated VIEs were $7,400,498 and $8,063,110, respectively.

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

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

(Unaudited)

For the Quarters Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2021

September 30,

2020

September 30,

2021

September 30,

2020

Net interest income:

Interest income (1)

$

220,579

$

247,905

$

716,384

$

794,094

Interest expense (2)

71,353

124,557

260,029

395,897

Net interest income

149,226

123,348

456,355

398,197

Increase/(decrease) in provision for credit losses

(386

)

(1,650

)

(58

)

167

Other investment gains (losses):

Net unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives

201,000

Realized gains (losses) on terminations of interest rate swaps

(463,966

)

Net realized gains (losses) on derivatives

(41,086

)

Net gains (losses) on derivatives

(304,052

)

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

239,524

260,766

545,643

(172,042

)

Net realized gains (losses) on sales of investments

65,041

45,313

167,275

Gains (losses) on extinguishment of debt

(25,622

)

(55,794

)

(284,535

)

(55,338

)

Total other gains (losses)

213,902

270,013

306,421

(364,157

)

Other expenses:

Compensation and benefits

12,694

10,287

35,363

33,476

General and administrative expenses

5,300

6,236

16,672

17,335

Servicing and asset manager fees

9,297

9,473

27,659

30,074

Transaction expenses

3,432

1,624

25,614

11,239

Total other expenses

30,723

27,620

105,308

92,124

Income (loss) before income taxes

332,791

367,391

657,526

(58,251

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

1,323

62

5,146

130

Net income (loss)

$

331,468

$

367,329

$

652,380

$

(58,381

)

Dividends on preferred stock

18,438

18,438

55,313

55,313

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$

313,030

$

348,891

$

597,067

$

(113,694

)

Net income (loss) per share available to common shareholders:

Basic

$

1.33

$

1.50

$

2.57

$

(0.55

)

Diluted

$

1.30

$

1.32

$

2.42

$

(0.55

)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

235,887,296

232,127,224

232,717,010

206,237,705

Diluted

240,362,602

265,346,359

247,358,823

206,237,705

(1) Includes interest income of consolidated VIEs of $138,984 and $171,442 for the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $446,198 and $515,250 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

(2) Includes interest expense of consolidated VIEs of $43,525 and $74,753 for the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $159,666 and $210,198 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

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

(Unaudited)

For the Quarters Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2021

September 30,

2020

September 30,

2021

September 30,

2020

Comprehensive income (loss):

Net income (loss)

$

331,468

$

367,329

$

652,380

$

(58,381

)

Other comprehensive income:

Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities, net

(17,198

)

40,470

(82,065

)

(97,334

)

Reclassification adjustment for net realized losses (gains) included in net income

(22,999

)

(37,116

)

(56,021

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

(17,198

)

17,471

(119,181

)

(153,355

)

Comprehensive income (loss) before preferred stock dividends

$

314,270

$

384,800

$

533,199

$

(211,736

)

Dividends on preferred stock

$

18,438

$

18,438

$

55,313

$

55,313

Comprehensive income (loss) available to common stock shareholders

$

295,832

$

366,362

$

477,886

$

(267,049

)

Earnings available for distribution

Commencing with the quarter ended September 30, 2021, we will no longer report our non-GAAP measure of core earnings (and by calculation, core earnings per adjusted diluted common share). Instead, we are reporting the new measure Earnings available for distribution (and by calculation, earnings available for distribution per adjusted diluted common share).

Earnings available for distribution is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as GAAP net income excluding unrealized gains or losses on financial instruments carried at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in earnings, realized gains or losses on the sales of investments, gains or losses on the extinguishment of debt, interest expense on long term debt, changes in the provision for credit losses, and transaction expenses incurred. In addition, stock compensation expense charges incurred on awards to retirement eligible employees is reflected as an expense over a vesting period (36 months) rather than reported as an immediate expense.

As defined, Earnings available for distribution is the economic net interest income, as defined previously, reduced by compensation and benefits expenses (adjusted for awards to retirement eligible employees), general and administrative expenses, servicing and asset manager fees, income tax benefits or expenses incurred during the period, as well as the preferred dividend charges. We view Earnings available for distribution as a consistent measure of our investment portfolio’s ability to generate income for distribution to common stockholders. Earnings available for distribution is one of the metrics, but not the exclusive metric, that our board of directors uses to determine the amount, if any, of dividends on our common stock. In addition, Earnings available for distribution is different than REIT taxable income and the determination of whether the Company has met the requirement to distribute at least 90% of its annual REIT taxable income (subject to certain adjustments) to its stockholders in order to maintain qualification as a REIT is not based on Earnings available for distribution. Therefore, Earnings available for distribution should not be considered as an indication of our REIT taxable income, a guaranty of our ability to pay dividends, or as a proxy for the amount of dividends we may pay, because Earnings available for distribution excludes certain items that impact our cash needs. We believe Earnings available for distribution as described above helps us and investors evaluate our financial performance period over period without the impact of certain transactions. Therefore, Earnings available for distribution should not be viewed in isolation and is not a substitute for net income or net income per basic share computed in accordance with GAAP. In addition, our methodology for calculating earnings available for distribution may differ from the methodologies employed by other REITs to calculate the same or similar supplemental performance measures, and accordingly, our Earnings available for distribution may not be comparable to the Earnings available for distribution reported by other REITs.

The following table provides GAAP measures of net income and net income per diluted share available to common stockholders for the periods presented and details with respect to reconciling the line items to Earnings available for distribution and related per average diluted common share amounts. Earnings available for distribution is presented on an adjusted dilutive shares basis. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation.

For the Quarters Ended

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

GAAP Net income available to common stockholders

$

313,030

$

144,883

$

139,153

$

128,797

$

348,891

Adjustments:

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

(239,524

)

(36,108

)

(270,012

)

(61,379

)

(260,766

)

Net realized (gains) losses on sales of investments

(7,517

)

(37,796

)

329

(65,041

)

(Gains) losses on extinguishment of debt

25,622

21,777

237,137

(919

)

55,794

Interest expense on long term debt

238

959

1,076

1,197

1,495

Increase (decrease) in provision for credit losses

(386

)

453

(126

)

13

(1,650

)

Transaction expenses

3,432

5,745

16,437

3,827

1,624

Stock Compensation expense for retirement eligible awards

(365

)

(361

)

661

(225

)

(275

)

Earnings available for distribution

$

102,047

$

129,831

$

86,530

$

71,640

$

80,072

GAAP net income per diluted common share

$

1.30

$

0.60

$

0.54

$

0.49

$

1.32

Earnings available for distribution per adjusted diluted common share

$

0.42

$

0.54

$

0.36

$

0.29

$

0.33

The following tables provide a summary of the Company’s MBS portfolio at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

September 30, 2021

Principal or

Notional Value

at Period-End

(dollars in

thousands)

Weighted

Average

Amortized

Cost Basis

Weighted

Average

Fair Value

Weighted

Average

Coupon

Weighted

Average Yield at

Period-End (1)

Non-Agency RMBS

Senior

$

1,340,949

$

48.75

78.62

4.4

%

17.6

%

Subordinated

849,256

67.92

76.37

3.8

%

6.7

%

Interest-only

4,225,195

4.77

4.43

1.6

%

12.8

%

Agency RMBS

Interest-only

1,067,557

9.97

6.17

1.3

%

0.7

%

Agency CMBS

Project loans

825,894

101.87

112.16

4.3

%

4.1

%

Interest-only

2,351,641

5.60

5.78

0.7

%

5.3

%

(1) Bond Equivalent Yield at period end.

December 31, 2020

Principal or

Notional Value

at Period-End

(dollars in

thousands)

Weighted

Average

Amortized

Cost Basis

Weighted

Average

Fair Value

Weighted

Average

Coupon

Weighted

Average Yield at

Period-End (1)

Non-Agency RMBS

Senior

$

1,560,135

$

50.65

$

81.90

4.5

%

16.9

%

Subordinated

905,674

62.46

67.43

3.8

%

6.3

%

Interest-only

5,628,240

4.43

4.66

1.5

%

16.2

%

Agency RMBS

Interest-only

1,262,963

9.41

7.18

1.7

%

1.6

%

Agency CMBS

Project loans

1,527,621

101.81

112.23

4.1

%

3.8

%

Interest-only

1,326,665

1.78

1.95

0.6

%

8.4

%

(1) Bond Equivalent Yield at period end.

At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the secured financing agreements collateralized by MBS and Loans held for investment had the following remaining maturities and borrowing rates.

September 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

(dollars in thousands)

Principal (1)

Weighted

Average

Borrowing

Rates

Range of

Borrowing Rates

Principal (1)

Weighted

Average

Borrowing

Rates

Range of

Borrowing Rates

Overnight

$

NA

—% – —%

$

NA

NA

1 to 29 days

1,005,444

0.37%

0.11% – 1.82%

1,521,134

0.38%

0.20% – 2.72%

30 to 59 days

109,436

1.62%

1.62% – 1.62%

481,257

4.35%

2.42% – 6.61%

60 to 89 days

245,058

1.62%

1.28% – 1.68%

352,684

2.78%

1.34% – 6.30%

90 to 119 days

455,938

1.78%

1.41% – 1.99%

301,994

7.97%

7.97% – 7.97%

120 to 180 days

526,398

1.84%

0.90% – 2.34%

595,900

5.29%

2.40% – 6.26%

180 days to 1 year

899,381

3.59%

0.94% – 4.38%

345,204

3.60%

3.25% – 4.50%

1 to 2 years

261,999

3.06%

3.04% – 3.09%

NA

NA

2 to 3 years

NA

NA

642,696

4.91%

1.65% – 7.00%

Greater than 3 years

284,682

5.56%

5.56% – 5.56%

395,978

5.56%

5.56% – 5.56%

Total

$

3,788,336

2.20%

$

4,636,847

3.41%

(1) The values for secured financing agreements in the table above is net of $3 million and $8 million of deferred financing cost as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

The following table summarizes certain characteristics of our portfolio at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

September 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

GAAP Leverage at period-end

3.1:1

3.6:1

GAAP Leverage at period-end (recourse)

1.0:1

1.2:1

September 30,

2021

December 31,

2020

September 30,

2021

December 31,

2020

Portfolio Composition

Amortized Cost

Fair Value

Non-Agency RMBS

10.2

%

10.2

%

12.1

%

12.6

%

Senior

4.7

%

5.0

%

6.7

%

7.5

%

Subordinated

4.1

%

3.6

%

4.2

%

3.6

%

Interest-only

1.4

%

1.6

%

1.2

%

1.5

%

Agency RMBS

0.8

%

0.7

%

0.4

%

0.5

%

Pass-through

%

%

%

%

Interest-only

0.8

%

0.7

%

0.4

%

0.5

%

Agency CMBS

6.9

%

10.0

%

6.9

%

10.2

%

Project loans

6.0

%

9.9

%

6.0

%

10.0

%

Interest-only

0.9

%

0.1

%

0.9

%

0.2

%

Loans held for investment

82.1

%

79.1

%

80.6

%

76.7

%

Fixed-rate percentage of portfolio

95.3

%

94.9

%

94.2

%

93.2

%

Adjustable-rate percentage of portfolio

4.7

%

5.1

%

5.8

%

6.8

%

Economic Net Interest Income

Our Economic net interest income is a non-GAAP financial measure that equals GAAP net interest income adjusted for net realized gains or losses on interest rate swaps, interest expense on long term debt and any interest earned on cash. Realized gains or losses on our interest rate swaps are the periodic net settlement payments made or received. We believe this presentation is useful to investors because it depicts the economic value of our investment strategy by showing all components of interest expense and net interest income. However, Economic net interest income should not be viewed in isolation and is not a substitute for net interest income computed in accordance with GAAP. Where indicated, interest expense, adjusting for interest payments on interest rate swaps, is referred to as Economic interest expense.

The following table reconciles the Economic net interest income to GAAP net interest income and Economic interest expense to GAAP interest expense for the periods presented.

GAAP

Interest

Income

GAAP

Interest

Expense

Net

Realized

(Gains)

Losses on

Interest

Rate

Swaps

Interest

Expense

on Long

Term

Debt

Economic

Interest

Expense

GAAP Net

Interest

Income

Net

Realized

Gains

(Losses) on

Interest

Rate

Swaps

Other (1)

Economic

Net

Interest

Income

For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2021

$

220,579

$

71,353

$

$

(239

)

$

71,114

$

149,226

$

$

220

$

149,446

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

$

252,677

$

80,610

$

$

(959

)

$

79,651

$

172,067

$

$

936

$

173,003

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

$

243,127

$

108,066

$

$

(1,076

)

$

106,990

$

135,061

$

$

1,065

$

136,126

For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2020

$

236,156

$

120,285

$

$

(1,197

)

$

119,088

$

115,871

$

$

1,177

$

117,048

For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2020

$

247,905

$

124,557

$

$

(1,495

)

$

123,062

$

123,348

$

$

1,487

$

124,835

(1) Primarily interest expense on Long term debt and interest income on cash and cash equivalents.

The table below shows our average earning assets held, interest earned on assets, yield on average interest earning assets, average debt balance, economic interest expense, economic average cost of funds, economic net interest income, and net interest rate spread for the periods presented.

For the Quarter Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

(dollars in thousands)

(dollars in thousands)

Average

Balance

Interest

Average

Yield/Cost

Average

Balance

Interest

Average

Yield/Cost

Assets:

Interest-earning assets (1):

Agency RMBS

$

108,341

$

190

0.7

%

$

127,273

$

495

1.6

%

Agency CMBS

998,132

23,933

9.6

%

1,770,009

25,571

5.8

%

Non-Agency RMBS

1,449,681

50,688

14.0

%

1,692,702

56,311

13.3

%

Loans held for investment

11,462,652

145,749

5.1

%

12,943,898

165,520

5.1

%

Total

$

14,018,806

$

220,560

6.3

%

$

16,533,882

$

247,897

6.0

%

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity:

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Secured financing agreements collateralized by:

Agency RMBS

$

38,620

$

65

0.7

%

$

76,755

$

208

1.1

%

Agency CMBS

864,569

347

0.2

%

1,680,566

1,141

0.3

%

Non-Agency RMBS

826,989

6,822

3.3

%

1,171,542

17,495

6.0

%

Loans held for investment

2,094,438

16,434

3.1

%

2,340,689

27,814

4.8

%

Securitized debt

8,077,753

47,446

2.3

%

8,711,513

76,404

3.5

%

Total

$

11,902,369

$

71,114

2.4

%

$

13,981,065

$

123,062

3.5

%

Economic net interest income/net interest rate spread

$

149,446

3.9

%

$

124,835

2.5

%

Net interest-earning assets/net interest margin

$

2,116,437

4.3

%

$

2,552,817

3.0

%

Ratio of interest-earning assets to interest bearing liabilities

1.18

1.18

(1) Interest-earning assets at amortized cost

The table below shows our Net Income and Economic net interest income as a percentage of average stockholders’ equity and Earnings available for distribution as a percentage of average common stockholders’ equity. Return on average equity is defined as our GAAP net income (loss) as a percentage of average equity. Average equity is defined as the average of our beginning and ending stockholders’ equity balance for the period reported. Economic Net Interest Income and Earnings available for distribution are non-GAAP measures as defined in previous sections.

Return on

Average Equity

Economic Net

Interest

Income/Average

Equity *

Earnings available for

distribution/Average

Common Equity

(Ratios have been annualized)

For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2021

35.47

%

15.99

%

14.54

%

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

18.16

%

19.24

%

19.47

%

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

17.16

%

14.82

%

12.62

%

For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2020

15.76

%

12.53

%

10.21

%

For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2020

41.43

%

14.08

%

12.24

%

* Includes effect of realized losses on interest rate swaps and excludes long term debt expense.

The following table presents changes to Accretable Discount (net of premiums) as it pertains to our Non-Agency RMBS portfolio, excluding premiums on IOs, during the previous five quarters.

For the Quarters Ended

(dollars in thousands)

Accretable Discount (Net of Premiums)

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

Balance, beginning of period

$

338,024

$

358,562

$

409,690

$

422,981

$

410,447

Accretion of discount

(21,820

)

(37,986

)

(24,023

)

(21,281

)

(20,045

)

Purchases

1,995

(3,453

)

758

2,096

Sales and deconsolidation

(17,123

)

(41,651

)

98

Transfers from/(to) credit reserve, net

34,346

38,024

14,546

7,134

30,483

Balance, end of period

$

352,545

$

338,024

$

358,562

$

409,690

$

422,981

Disclaimer

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