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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 233.56
EFC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. EFC: 233.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EFC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 22.13  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 233.56
Equity to Asset 0.22
EFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. EFC: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EFC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.22
0.12
0.42
Interest Coverage 5.92
EFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. EFC: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EFC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 6.20 Max: 37.94
Current: 5.92
3.1
37.94
F-Score: 2
WACC vs ROIC
7.78%
10.70%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 69.91
EFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 29.54 vs. EFC: 69.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -28.58  Med: 66.46 Max: 78.56
Current: 69.91
-28.58
78.56
Net-margin (%) 62.78
EFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1356 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 21.24 vs. EFC: 62.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -28.58  Med: 75.14 Max: 173.3
Current: 62.78
-28.58
173.3
ROE (%) 7.72
EFC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.13 vs. EFC: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.67  Med: 12.74 Max: 34.53
Current: 7.72
2.67
34.53
ROA (%) 1.60
EFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. EFC: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.58 Max: 8.37
Current: 1.6
0.48
8.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
EFC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. EFC: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -18.70 Max: -0.6
Current: -4.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
EFC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. EFC: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -26.15 Max: 3.4
Current: -8.1
0
3.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 49.90
EFC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. EFC: 49.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -4.55 Max: 49.9
Current: 49.9
0
49.9
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

EFC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 227,176 sh (+77.97%)
Leon Cooperman 447,000 sh (+19.99%)
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Q3 2014

EFC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Leon Cooperman 952,000 sh (+112.98%)
Jim Simons 314,550 sh (+38.46%)
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Q4 2014

EFC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Leon Cooperman 1,148,300 sh (+20.62%)
Jim Simons 115,400 sh (-63.31%)
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Q1 2015

EFC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Leon Cooperman 1,146,700 sh (-0.14%)
Jim Simons 64,250 sh (-44.32%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.72
EFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. EFC: 9.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EFC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.03  Med: 8.10 Max: 31.84
Current: 9.72
4.03
31.84
Forward P/E 8.21
EFC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. EFC: 8.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.70
EFC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. EFC: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EFC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.96  Med: 7.83 Max: 31.48
Current: 9.7
3.96
31.48
P/B 0.79
EFC's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. EFC: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EFC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.79
0.73
1.07
P/S 6.39
EFC's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. EFC: 6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EFC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.62  Med: 7.07 Max: 15.1
Current: 6.39
4.62
15.1
EV-to-EBIT 7.80
EFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. EFC: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EFC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 9.50 Max: 43.6
Current: 7.8
4.1
43.6
Shiller P/E 5.47
EFC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. EFC: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EFC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.4  Med: 6.17 Max: 6.76
Current: 5.47
5.4
6.76
Days Sales Outstanding 5.00
EFC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 35.19 vs. EFC: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EFC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1536.31  Med: 4267.27 Max: 7029.59
Current: 5
1536.31
7029.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 15.24
EFC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. EFC: 15.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 12.82 Max: 17.44
Current: 15.24
3.3
17.44
Dividend Payout 1.62
EFC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
98% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. EFC: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.12 Max: 9.75
Current: 1.62
0.21
9.75
Dividend growth (3y) 7.10
EFC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. EFC: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.55 Max: 56.7
Current: 7.1
0
56.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 15.25
EFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. EFC: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EFC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 12.82 Max: 17.44
Current: 15.25
3.3
17.44
Share Buyback Rate -19.20
EFC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. EFC: -19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EFC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -16.65 Max: -22.1
Current: -19.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.80
EFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. EFC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 0.91 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.8
0.75
0.98
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
EFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. EFC: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.89
0.68
1.97
Price/Graham Number 0.63
EFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. EFC: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.63
0.43
0.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.09
EFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. EFC: 13.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 10.60 Max: 24.4
Current: 13.09
2.3
24.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -9.44
EFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.43 vs. EFC: -9.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EFC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -14.1  Med: -12.40 Max: -9.4
Current: -9.44
-14.1
-9.4

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Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance
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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.
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