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New York Mortgage Trust Announces Preliminary Estimates of Select Financial Data for First Quarter 2013

New York Mortgage Trust Announces Preliminary Estimates of Select Financial
Data for First Quarter 2013

NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NYMT) ("NYMT" or the "Company") today announced preliminary estimates
of select financial data for the 2013 first quarter and as of March 31, 2013.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the Company estimates that, when finally
determined, its GAAP net income per common share will be in the range of $0.28
to $0.31, which includes, on a per share basis, approximately $0.12 to $0.15
of unrealized gain on multi-family loans and debt held in securitization
trusts, net. The Company further estimates that, when finally determined, its
GAAP net income per common share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 will
include approximately $0.05 to $0.06 of unrealized gain on investment
securities and related hedges, net, which will be offset by approximately
$0.06 to $0.07 of realized loss on investment securities and related hedges,
net.

In addition, the Company estimates that, when finally determined, its net book
value per common share as of March 31, 2013 will be in the range of $6.53 to
$6.56. The Company further estimates that, when finally determined, the
constant prepayment rate on its overall investment portfolio will be 12.9% for
the quarter ended March 31, 2013, as compared to 12.5% for the quarter ended
December 31, 2012. Furthermore, as of March 31, 2013, the Company estimates
that, when finally determined, its overall leverage ratio, including both its
short- and longer-term financing (but excluding the collateralized debt
obligations issued by the "Consolidated K-Series" and its residential
collateralized debt obligations) divided by its common stockholders' equity,
was approximately 3.2 to 1.The Company estimates that, when finally
determined, the leverage ratio on its short term financings or callable debt
was approximately 2.7 to 1 as of March 31, 2013. For the quarter ended March
31, 2013, the Company had approximately 49,611,000 weighted average common
shares outstanding.

GAAP net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was positively impacted
by a continued low interest rate environment for the financing of the
Company's assets and a narrowing of credit spread on the Company's
multi-family CMBS. The Company estimates that general, administrative and
other expense was higher for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 by approximately
$1.2 million as compared to the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to an
increase in portfolio assets versus the prior period.

The "Consolidated K-Series" refers to four separate Freddie-Mac sponsored
multi-family loan K- Series securitizations, of which the Company, or one of
its special purpose entities, own the first loss principal only securities and
certain interest only securities issued by the securitizations. The Company
determined that the Consolidated K-Series were VIEs and that the Company is
the primary beneficiary of the Consolidated K-Series. As a result, the Company
is required to consolidate the Consolidated K-Series' underlying multi-family
loans including their liabilities, interest income and expense in the
Company's consolidated financial statements. The Company has elected the fair
value option on the assets and liabilities held within the Consolidated
K-Series, which requires that changes in valuations in the assets and
liabilities of the Consolidated K-Series will be reflected in the Company's
consolidated statement of operations.

About New York Mortgage Trust

New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be
taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"). The Company invests in
mortgage-related and financial assets and targets Agency RMBS, consisting of
fixed-rate, adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate RMBS, Agency IOs
consisting of interest only and inverse interest only RMBS that represent the
right to the interest component of the cash flow from a pool of mortgage
loans, multi-family CMBS, certain commercial real estate-related debt
investments and residential mortgage loans, including loans sourced from
distressed markets.

When used in this press release, in future filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC") or in other written or oral communications,
statements which are not historical in nature, including those containing
words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan,"
"continue," "intend," "should," "would," "could," "goal," "objective," "will,"
"may" or similar expressions, are intended to identify "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
assumptions. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's beliefs,
assumptions and expectations of its future performance, taking into account
all information currently available to it. These beliefs, assumptions and
expectations are subject to risks and uncertainties and can change as a result
of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to the Company.
If a change occurs, the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity and
results of operations may vary materially from those expressed in its
forward-looking statements.

The preliminary information and estimates included in this press release have
not been compiled or examined by the Company's independent auditors and they
are subject to revision as the Company prepares its unaudited condensed
consolidated financial statements as of and for the quarter ended March 31,
2013, including all disclosures required by GAAP, and as the Company's
independent auditors conduct their review of these financial statements. While
the Company believes that such preliminary information and estimates are based
on reasonable assumptions, actual results may vary, and such variations may be
material. Factors that could cause the Company's preliminary information and
estimates to differ from the indications presented in this press release
include, but are not limited to: (i) additional adjustments in the calculation
of, or application of accounting principles for, the financial results as of
and for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 (ii) discovery of new information
that impacts valuation methodologies underlying these results, (iii) errors in
the assessment of preliminary portfolio value and (iv) accounting changes
required by GAAP or the Internal Revenue Code.Furthermore, taxable net income
often differs from GAAP net income. All forward-looking statements contained
herein speak only as of the date on which they are made. Except as required by
law, the Company is not obligated to, and does not intend to, update or revise
any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY
         Kristine R. Nario
         Investor Relations
         Phone:  (646) 216-2363
         Email: knario@nymtrust.com
 
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