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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 186.66
EFC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EFC: 186.66 )
EFC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 22.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 186.66

Equity to Asset 0.21
EFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. EFC: 0.21 )
EFC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.21

0.17
0.34
Interest Coverage 4.50
EFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. EFC: 4.50 )
EFC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 37.94
Current: 4.5

3.1
37.94
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.25
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 (%) 66.46
EFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. EFC: 66.46 )
EFC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -28.58   Max: 78.56
Current: 66.46

-28.58
78.56
Net-margin (%) 105.10
EFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. EFC: 105.10 )
EFC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -28.58   Max: 173.3
Current: 105.1

-28.58
173.3
ROE (%) 12.66
EFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. EFC: 12.66 )
EFC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.01   Max: 31.15
Current: 12.66

-1.01
31.15
ROA (%) 2.64
EFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. EFC: 2.64 )
EFC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.35   Max: 6.1
Current: 2.64

-0.35
6.1
Revenue Growth (%) -0.60
EFC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EFC: -0.60 )
EFC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.6
Current: -0.6

EBITDA Growth (%) 3.40
EFC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. EFC: 3.40 )
EFC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.4
Current: 3.4

0
3.4
EPS Growth (%) 2.10
EFC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. EFC: 2.10 )
EFC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.1

0
2.1
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Guru Trades

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EFC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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EFC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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EFC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 6.60
EFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. EFC: 6.60 )
EFC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 31.84
Current: 6.6

4.03
31.84
P/B 1.00
EFC's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EFC: 1.00 )
EFC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.07
Current: 1

0.73
1.07
P/S 7.30
EFC's P/S is ranked lower than
85% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. EFC: 7.30 )
EFC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.62   Max: 15.1
Current: 7.3

4.62
15.1
EV-to-EBIT 11.40
EFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. EFC: 11.40 )
EFC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 43.6
Current: 11.4

4.1
43.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 13.30
EFC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. EFC: 13.30 )
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 17.44
Current: 13.3

3.3
17.44
Dividend Payout 0.93
EFC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
67% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. EFC: 0.93 )
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 4.12
Current: 0.93

0.26
4.12
Dividend growth (3y) 56.70
EFC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. EFC: 56.70 )
EFC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56.7
Current: 56.7

0
56.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 13.30
EFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. EFC: 13.30 )
EFC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 17.44
Current: 13.3

3.3
17.44
Share Buyback Rate -22.10
EFC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. EFC: -22.10 )
EFC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -22.1
Current: -22.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.00
EFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
84% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EFC: 1.00 )
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 0.93
Current: 1

0.76
0.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
EFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EFC: 1.00 )
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.01
Current: 1

0.71
1.01
Price/Graham Number 0.60
EFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. EFC: 0.60 )
EFC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.6

0.43
0.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
EFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. EFC: 8.80 )
EFC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 24.4
Current: 8.8

2.3
24.4

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance
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Ellington Financial LLC is a specialty finance company formed in August 2007. The Company acquires and manages mortgage-related assets, including residential mortgage-backed securities backed by prime jumbo, manufactured housing, Alt-A and subprime residential mortgage loans, RMBS for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or a U.S. Government-sponsored entity, mortgage-related derivatives, commercial mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt, as well as corporate debt and equity securities and derivatives. It also may opportunistically acquire and manage other types of mortgage-related and financial asset classes, such as residential whole mortgage loans, asset-backed securities backed by consumer and commercial assets, and non-mortgage-related derivatives. The Company is also a registered investment advisor with a 17-year history of investing in a broad spectrum of mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives. Its primary objective is to generate attractive, risk-adjusted total returns for its shareholders. 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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