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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 5.12
EFC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. EFC: 5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
EFC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.12  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 5.12
Equity-to-Asset 0.26
EFC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1496 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. EFC: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
EFC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.26
0.17
0.34
Interest Coverage 2.19
EFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1758 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. EFC: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EFC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 5.69 Max: 37.94
Current: 2.19
2.19
37.94
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Beneish M-Score: -2.28
WACC vs ROIC
8.96%
6.52%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 55.99
EFC's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
91% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.68 vs. EFC: 55.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
EFC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.58  Med: 66.46 Max: 78.56
Current: 55.99
-28.58
78.56
Net Margin % -25.06
EFC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 21.91 vs. EFC: -25.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
EFC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.58  Med: 70.5 Max: 173.3
Current: -25.06
-28.58
173.3
ROE % -2.34
EFC's ROE % is ranked lower than
93% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. EFC: -2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
EFC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.34  Med: 8.44 Max: 34.53
Current: -2.34
-2.34
34.53
ROA % -0.58
EFC's ROA % is ranked lower than
94% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. EFC: -0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
EFC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.59  Med: 1.71 Max: 8.37
Current: -0.58
-0.59
8.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -14.90
EFC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. EFC: -14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
EFC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -9.7 Max: -0.6
Current: -14.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -19.60
EFC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. EFC: -19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
EFC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -13.85 Max: 13.6
Current: -19.6
0
13.6
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Q1 2016

EFC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Leon Cooperman 1,225,000 sh (+5.45%)
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Q2 2016

EFC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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EFC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 144,349 sh (+55.21%)
Leon Cooperman 1,250,000 sh (+2.04%)
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EFC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 177,962 sh (+23.29%)
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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6531
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Ellington Financial LLC is a specialty finance company formed to acquire and manage mortgage-related assets. The Company seeks to provide risk-adjusted total returns.

Ellington Financial LLC was formed as a Delaware limited liability company on July 9, 2007 and commenced operations on August 17, 2007. The Company is a specialty finance company that acquires and manages mortgage-related assets, including residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS, commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt, real property and mortgage-related derivatives. The Company also invests in corporate debt and equity securities, consumer loans and asset-backed securities backed by consumer and commercial assets, or ABS, non-mortgage-related derivatives and other financial assets, including private debt and equity investments in mortgage-related entities. The Company competes with mortgage REITs, specialty finance companies, savings and loan associations, banks, mortgage bankers, insurance companies, mutual funds, institutional investors, investment banking firms, financial institutions, governmental bodies, and other entities.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 12.29
EFC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. EFC: 12.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.80
EFC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. EFC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
EFC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.8
0.73
1.07
PS Ratio 8.14
EFC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. EFC: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
EFC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.62  Med: 6.86 Max: 14.75
Current: 8.14
4.62
14.75
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 7.42
EFC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
66% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. EFC: 7.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
EFC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 2 Max: 23.38
Current: 7.42
0.83
23.38
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.42
EFC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
62% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. EFC: 7.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
EFC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 2 Max: 23.38
Current: 7.42
0.83
23.38
EV-to-EBIT 11.75
EFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 1558 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. EFC: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EFC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 8.65 Max: 37.6
Current: 11.75
4.1
37.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.75
EFC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. EFC: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EFC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 8.4 Max: 18.8
Current: 11.75
3.5
18.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 12.00
EFC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. EFC: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
EFC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 12.87 Max: 17.44
Current: 12
3.3
17.44
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -14.10
EFC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. EFC: -14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
EFC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.4 Max: 56.7
Current: -14.1
0
56.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 11.36
EFC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. EFC: 11.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 9.92
EFC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
89% of the 2649 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. EFC: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
EFC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.73  Med: 10.66 Max: 14.44
Current: 9.92
2.73
14.44
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.30
EFC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. EFC: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EFC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.7  Med: -16.55 Max: 0
Current: -8.3
-26.7
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.80
EFC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. EFC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
EFC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.8
0.76
0.93
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.33
EFC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. EFC: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
EFC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.27  Med: 3.27 Max: 3.34
Current: 3.33
3.27
3.34
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.19
EFC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. EFC: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
EFC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.19
Current: 1.19
0.73
1.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.61
EFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 2086 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. EFC: 8.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
EFC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 11.6 Max: 24.3
Current: 8.61
2.7
24.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -26.77
EFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.45 vs. EFC: -26.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
EFC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.6  Med: -61 Max: -12.2
Current: -26.77
-75.6
-12.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $63.88
EPS (TTM) $ -0.47
Beta0.46
Short Percentage of Float0.08%
52-Week Range $15.30 - 18.20
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.24

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.29 1.69
EPS without NRI ($) 1.29 1.69
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 1.60 1.60
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