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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
CYS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. CYS: No Debt )
CYS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.12
CYS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CYS: 0.12 )
CYS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.12

0.07
0.14
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.14
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 104.63
CYS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 39.87 vs. CYS: 104.63 )
CYS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 68.16   Max: 104.63
Current: 104.63

68.16
104.63
Net-margin (%) 104.63
CYS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 612 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. CYS: 104.63 )
CYS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -131.42   Max: 104.63
Current: 104.63

-131.42
104.63
ROE (%) -26.90
CYS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. CYS: -26.90 )
CYS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -39.65   Max: 27.09
Current: -26.9

-39.65
27.09
ROA (%) -3.25
CYS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. CYS: -3.25 )
CYS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.58   Max: 3.42
Current: -3.25

-5.58
3.42
» CYS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CYS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jeremy Grantham 104,462 sh (+13.74%)
George Soros Sold Out
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Q2 2013

CYS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 22,511 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 71,600 sh (-31.46%)
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Q3 2013

CYS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 601,700 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 70,800 sh (-1.12%)
Steven Cohen 15,864 sh (-29.53%)
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Q4 2013

CYS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 12,878 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 23,225 sh (+46.4%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 39,300 sh (-44.49%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CYS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$11.63 - $13 $ 8.63-30%0
George Soros 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$11.67 - $14.27 $ 8.63-33%43000
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Preferred stocks of CYS Investments Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CYSPRA0.007.977 3/4 % Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -A-
CYSPRB0.007.35Pfd Shs Series B

Top Ranked Articles about CYS Investments Inc

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At the height of summer, peaches are ripe and ready for harvest. Some investors are better than others in determining what “ripe and ready” means in the world of picking 52-week lows, knowing not only when a stock's downward spiral will end but also at what price the stock will bottom out. As a REIT investor who often stands alone, Guru Jeremy Grantham built much of his investing reputation by identifying speculative market bubbles as they were happening and avoiding impending crashes. As of March 31, 2013, GMO LLC manages $110 billion in client assets, $48 billion of which is in asset allocation strategies. Today we feature three of Grantham’s high-yield REITs on a 52-week low, and ask: Are they ripe for picking? Read more...
Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: NLY, CYS, PAAS, CDE
According to GuruFocus list of three-year lows, Annaly Capital Management Inc., CYS Investment Inc., Pan American Silver Company and Coeur Mining Inc. have all reached their three-year lows. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 1.00
CYS's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 555 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. CYS: 1.00 )
CYS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.2
Current: 1

0.57
1.2
PFCF 0.50
CYS's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 363 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. CYS: 0.50 )
CYS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.5

0
0.6
EV-to-EBIT 6.20
CYS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 596 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 28.57 vs. CYS: 6.20 )
CYS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 29.1
Current: 6.2

2.4
29.1
Shiller P/E 9.80
CYS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 300 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 30.40 vs. CYS: 9.80 )
CYS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.3
Current: 9.8

0
10.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 15.30
CYS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. CYS: 15.30 )
CYS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 22.78
Current: 15.3

2.45
22.78
Dividend growth (3y) -17.50
CYS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 357 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CYS: -17.50 )
CYS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 27.1
Current: -17.5

0
27.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 19.90
CYS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.26 vs. CYS: 19.90 )
CYS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 29.63
Current: 19.9

3.19
29.63
Share Buyback Rate -81.50
CYS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. CYS: -81.50 )
CYS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -63.7   Max: -122.7
Current: -81.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.00
CYS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 546 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CYS: 1.00 )
CYS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.11
Current: 1

0.82
1.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 16.20
CYS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
96% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CYS: 16.20 )
CYS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 41.5
Current: 16.2

3.4
41.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -216.82
CYS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
57% of the 452 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CYS: -216.82 )
CYS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 22.3   Max: 55.8
Current: -216.82

22.3
55.8

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
Compare:PPS, EQR, AVB, AGNC, AIV » details
Traded in other countries:CY5.Germany
CYS Investments Inc. formerly Cypress Sharpridge Investments is a Maryland Corporation. It is a specialty finance company that was created with the objective of achieving consistent risk-adjusted investment income. The Company seeks to achieve this objective by investing on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by the Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Freddie Mac, or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, and collateralized by single-family residential mortgage loans. It invests in residential mortgage backed securities either issued or guaranteed as to principal and interest by a government agency or a government-sponsored entity, or Agency RMBS, collateralized by either adjustable-rate mortgage loans, or ARMs, with interest rates that reset monthly, hybrid ARMs that typically have a coupon rate that is fixed for an initial period (typically three, five seven or ten years) and thereafter resets at regular intervals, or fixed rate mortgage loans. The Company's investment strategy is designed to: build an investment portfolio consisting of Agency RMBS that seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted investment income; manage financing, interest and prepayment rate risks; capitalize on discrepancies in the relative valuations in the RMBS market; manage cash flow so as to provide for regular quarterly distributions to stockholders; limit credit risk; and minimize the impact that changing interest rates have on its net investment income.

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