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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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history
Cash to Debt 5.12
EFC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1610 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 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
94% of the 1614 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 1610 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 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
F-Score: 3
M-Score: -2.28
WACC vs ROIC
8.91%
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
89% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 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 1625 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 22.46 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 (%) -2.36
EFC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. EFC: -2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EFC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.36  Med: 8.44 Max: 34.53
Current: -2.36
-2.36
34.53
ROA (%) -0.58
EFC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 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
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -15.50
EFC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. EFC: -15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10 Max: -0.6
Current: -15.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -20.20
EFC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. EFC: -20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -14.15 Max: 13.6
Current: -20.2
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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EFC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Q3 2016

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 P/E 12.67
EFC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. EFC: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.82
EFC's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 1683 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. EFC: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EFC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.82
0.73
1.07
P/S 8.44
EFC's P/S is ranked lower than
93% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. EFC: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EFC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.62  Med: 6.82 Max: 14.75
Current: 8.44
4.62
14.75
PFCF 3.25
EFC's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. EFC: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EFC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.99 Max: 23.38
Current: 3.25
0.83
23.38
POCF 3.25
EFC's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. EFC: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EFC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.99 Max: 23.38
Current: 3.25
0.83
23.38
EV-to-EBIT 11.83
EFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. EFC: 11.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EFC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 8.6 Max: 37.6
Current: 11.83
4.1
37.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.83
EFC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. EFC: 11.83 )
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: 11.83
3.5
18.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 11.95
EFC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 2302 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. EFC: 11.95 )
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: 11.95
3.3
17.44
Dividend Growth (3y) -14.10
EFC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
88% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EFC: -14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
EFC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.4 Max: 56.7
Current: -14.1
0
56.7
Forward Dividend Yield 11.02
EFC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 2243 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. EFC: 11.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.90
EFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. EFC: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EFC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.73  Med: 10.66 Max: 14.44
Current: 9.9
2.73
14.44
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.30
EFC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 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/Tangible Book 0.83
EFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. EFC: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EFC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.83
0.76
0.93
Price/Projected FCF 1.77
EFC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. EFC: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EFC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 1.69 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.77
1.69
1.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.23
EFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. EFC: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EFC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.24
Current: 1.23
0.73
1.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.44
EFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. EFC: 8.44 )
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: 8.44
2.7
24.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -23.06
EFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. EFC: -23.06 )
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: -61.3 Max: -12.2
Current: -23.06
-75.6
-12.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $63.88
EPS (TTM) $ -0.47
Beta0.46
Short Percentage of Float0.14%
52-Week Range $15.30 - 18.20
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.29

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.29 1.69
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.29 1.69
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.60 1.60
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