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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 147.47
EFC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. EFC: 147.47 )
EFC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 30.65   Max: No Debt
Current: 147.47

Equity to Asset 0.20
EFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 2260 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. EFC: 0.20 )
EFC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.2

0.17
0.34
Interest Coverage 5.92
EFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 2143 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. EFC: 5.92 )
EFC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 37.94
Current: 5.92

3.1
37.94
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.21
WACC vs ROIC
5.22%
10.81%
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 (%) 70.00
EFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2333 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.19 vs. EFC: 70.00 )
EFC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -37.82   Max: 75.14
Current: 70

-37.82
75.14
Net-margin (%) 70.50
EFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2333 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 22.29 vs. EFC: 70.50 )
EFC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -28.58   Max: 173.3
Current: 70.5

-28.58
173.3
ROE (%) 8.56
EFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2336 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. EFC: 8.56 )
EFC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 34.53
Current: 8.56

2.67
34.53
ROA (%) 1.76
EFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2341 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. EFC: 1.76 )
EFC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.37
Current: 1.76

0.48
8.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 29.90
EFC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1994 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. EFC: 29.90 )
EFC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.9
Current: 29.9

0
29.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 49.90
EFC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1825 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. EFC: 49.90 )
EFC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.9
Current: 49.9

0
49.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

EFC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 127,651 sh (+13.49%)
Leon Cooperman 372,530 sh (unchged)
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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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.10
EFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. EFC: 9.10 )
EFC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 31.84
Current: 9.1

4.03
31.84
Forward P/E 7.86
EFC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFC: 7.86 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.00
EFC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
93% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. EFC: 9.00 )
EFC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 31.48
Current: 9

3.96
31.48
P/B 0.90
EFC's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. EFC: 0.90 )
EFC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.9

0.73
1.07
P/S 6.80
EFC's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. EFC: 6.80 )
EFC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 41.22
Current: 6.8

3.88
41.22
EV-to-EBIT 9.70
EFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. EFC: 9.70 )
EFC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -38.7   Max: 165.6
Current: 9.7

-38.7
165.6
Shiller P/E 5.90
EFC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFC: 5.90 )
EFC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.73   Max: 6.79
Current: 5.9

5.73
6.79
Days Sales Outstanding 6.00
EFC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFC: 6.00 )
EFC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1536.31   Max: 8747.6
Current: 6

1536.31
8747.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 14.60
EFC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 2176 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. EFC: 14.60 )
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 17.44
Current: 14.6

3.3
17.44
Dividend Payout 1.46
EFC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. EFC: 1.46 )
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 4.12
Current: 1.46

0.26
4.12
Dividend growth (3y) 7.10
EFC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. EFC: 7.10 )
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56.7
Current: 7.1

0
56.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 14.60
EFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. EFC: 14.60 )
EFC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 17.44
Current: 14.6

3.3
17.44
Share Buyback Rate -19.20
EFC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. EFC: -19.20 )
EFC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -22.1
Current: -19.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.90
EFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. EFC: 0.90 )
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.9

0.75
0.98
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
EFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EFC: 0.90 )
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.9

0.67
1.68
Price/Graham Number 0.70
EFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EFC: 0.70 )
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.7

0.43
0.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.30
EFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2321 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. EFC: 10.30 )
EFC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 18
Current: 10.3

0.6
18

Business Description

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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