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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
NYSE:CYS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. NYSE:CYS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:CYS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.12
NYSE:CYS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 632 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NYSE:CYS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:CYS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.12
0.07
0.14
Interest Coverage 0.18
NYSE:CYS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 770 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. NYSE:CYS: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CYS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 3.99 Max: 15.54
Current: 0.18
0.15
15.54
WACC vs ROIC
7.85%
0.70%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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Operating Margin % 40.98
NYSE:CYS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 637 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 45.85 vs. NYSE:CYS: 40.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:CYS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.64  Med: 83.44 Max: 104.63
Current: 40.98
-29.64
104.63
Net Margin % 40.98
NYSE:CYS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
54% of the 638 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 36.19 vs. NYSE:CYS: 40.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:CYS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -131.42  Med: 79.13 Max: 104.63
Current: 40.98
-131.42
104.63
ROE % -0.26
NYSE:CYS's ROE % is ranked lower than
85% of the 642 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. NYSE:CYS: -0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:CYS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.92  Med: 2.26 Max: 37.22
Current: -0.26
-33.92
37.22
ROA % 0.12
NYSE:CYS's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 646 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. NYSE:CYS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:CYS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.03  Med: 0.33 Max: 4.97
Current: 0.12
-3.03
4.97
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -76.00
NYSE:CYS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99% of the 400 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NYSE:CYS: -76.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CYS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76  Med: -17.8 Max: -11.9
Current: -76
-76
-11.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-16 Est.)


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Q2 2015

CYS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

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Q1 2016

CYS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 141,300 sh (New)
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Q2 2016

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Preferred stocks of CYS Investments Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CYSPRA24.787.827 3/4 % Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -A-
CYSPRB23.667.93Pfd Shs Series B

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified    NAICS: 523991    SIC: 6798
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Traded in other countries:CY5.Germany,
CYS Investments Inc is a specialty finance company that invests on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through securities for achieving consistent risk-adjusted investment income.

CYS Investments is a specialty finance company with the objective of risk-adjusted investment income. The company generates its revenue primarily from the difference between the interest income earned on the investment portfolio and the cost of the company's borrowings and hedging activities. The company's investments include residential mortgage pass-through securities, for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government agency or government-sponsored entity; collateralised mortgage obligations issued by a government agency or government-sponsored entity; U.S. Treasuries; and debt securities issued by a government agency or a government-sponsored entity that is not backed by collateral.

Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 8.24
CYS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 268 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. CYS: 8.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.92
CYS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 754 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CYS: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CYS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.92
0.57
1.2
PS Ratio 29.75
CYS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 765 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. CYS: 29.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CYS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.93  Med: 4.35 Max: 79.49
Current: 29.75
1.93
79.49
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 7.11
CYS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
90% of the 402 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.96 vs. CYS: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CYS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 5.17 Max: 7.26
Current: 7.11
0.65
7.26
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.11
CYS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
90% of the 668 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. CYS: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CYS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 5.17 Max: 7.26
Current: 7.11
0.65
7.26
EV-to-EBIT 89.22
CYS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
96% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.61 vs. CYS: 89.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CYS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -748.6  Med: 5.8 Max: 1101.9
Current: 89.22
-748.6
1101.9
EV-to-EBITDA 89.22
CYS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
97% of the 846 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. CYS: 89.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CYS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -748.6  Med: 5.6 Max: 1101.9
Current: 89.22
-748.6
1101.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 12.65
CYS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 912 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CYS: 12.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CYS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 14.89 Max: 22.78
Current: 12.65
2.45
22.78
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -8.50
CYS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 393 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CYS: -8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CYS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -17.5 Max: 27.1
Current: -8.5
0
27.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 12.77
CYS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 916 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. CYS: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.70
CYS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
54% of the 915 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. CYS: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CYS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 6.65 Max: 10.17
Current: 5.7
1.09
10.17
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.20
CYS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 423 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. CYS: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CYS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -126.2  Med: -39.5 Max: 4.6
Current: 2.2
-126.2
4.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.94
CYS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 741 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CYS: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CYS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.94
0.76
1.11
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 6.82
CYS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 663 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CYS: 6.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CYS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.93 Max: 16.58
Current: 6.82
0.46
16.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.15
CYS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 857 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. CYS: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CYS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 17 Max: 100.6
Current: 1.15
0.1
100.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $40.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.03
Beta0.82
Short Percentage of Float2.82%
52-Week Range $7.42 - 9.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)151.46

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.95 0.87
EPS without NRI ($) 0.95 0.87
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 1.00
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