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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 0.43
MFA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 665 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. MFA: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MFA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 3.92 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.43
Equity-to-Asset 0.24
MFA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 687 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MFA: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MFA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.24
0.1
0.27
Interest Coverage 1.62
MFA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 695 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. MFA: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MFA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.78 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.62
0.09
2.12
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Beneish M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
12.03%
9.27%
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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Operating Margin % 83.90
MFA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 50.36 vs. MFA: 83.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MFA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.02  Med: 87.79 Max: 92.09
Current: 83.9
69.02
92.09
Net Margin % 83.90
MFA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
79% of the 695 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 40.98 vs. MFA: 83.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MFA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.61  Med: 87.79 Max: 92.09
Current: 83.9
69.61
92.09
ROE % 9.97
MFA's ROE % is ranked higher than
69% of the 699 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. MFA: 9.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MFA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75  Med: 9.75 Max: 15.18
Current: 9.97
2.75
15.18
ROA % 2.44
MFA's ROA % is ranked lower than
64% of the 703 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. MFA: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MFA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.45 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.44
0.4
3.1
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 2.20
MFA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 484 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MFA: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MFA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.3  Med: -0.6 Max: 62.6
Current: 2.2
-39.3
62.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -0.20
MFA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 435 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MFA: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MFA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.1  Med: -0.6 Max: 53.8
Current: -0.2
-34.1
53.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 0.80
MFA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 368 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. MFA: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MFA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.4  Med: -0.2 Max: 62.4
Current: 0.8
-37.4
62.4
GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Signs with MFA Financial Inc $MFA.
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

MFA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 425 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,945,900 sh (+144.52%)
Donald Smith 5,562,507 sh (-4.79%)
RS Investment Management 1,666,560 sh (-51.50%)
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Q2 2016

MFA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 1,966,500 sh (+1.06%)
David Dreman 425 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Donald Smith 4,939,924 sh (-11.19%)
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Q3 2016

MFA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 2,004,000 sh (+1.91%)
David Dreman 425 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 4,936,754 sh (-0.06%)
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Q4 2016

MFA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Dreman 60,241 sh (+14074.35%)
Jim Simons 2,562,400 sh (+27.86%)
Donald Smith 5,110,016 sh (+3.51%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MFAPRB25.315.56Pfd Shs Series -B-

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified    NAICS: 525990    SIC: 6798
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Traded in other countries:M4Z.Germany,
MFA Financial Inc is engaged in real estate finance business. It invests, on a leveraged basis, in residential Agency and Non-Agency mortgage-backed security.

MFA Financial Inc was incorporated in Maryland on July 24, 1997. Its a real estate investment trust. The Company through its subsidiaries engaged in the real estate finance business. The Company invests in residential mortgage assets, including Agency MBS, Non-Agency MBS, residential whole loans and CRT securities. Its business objective is to deliver shareholder value through the generation of distributable income and through asset performance linked to residential mortgage credit fundamentals. The Company selectively invests in residential mortgage assets with a focus on credit analysis, projected prepayment rates, interest rate sensitivity and expected return. It competes with financial institutions, such as banks, savings and loan institutions, life insurance companies, institutional investors, including mutual funds and pension funds, hedge funds, other mortgage-REITs as well as the U.S. Federal Reserve as part of its monetary policy activities. The Company's business is subject to regulation by federal and state governmental authorities, self-regulatory organizations and securities exchanges.

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 10.05
MFA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 654 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. MFA: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MFA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 9.48 Max: 780
Current: 10.05
5.78
780
Forward PE Ratio 10.44
MFA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 252 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. MFA: 10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 10.05
MFA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
73% of the 631 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. MFA: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MFA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 9.43 Max: 224.67
Current: 10.05
5.78
224.67
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 15.43
MFA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
73% of the 288 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. MFA: 15.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MFA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.13  Med: 8.81 Max: 222.37
Current: 15.43
6.13
222.37
PB Ratio 0.98
MFA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 736 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MFA: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MFA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.98
0.72
1.44
PS Ratio 8.02
MFA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 725 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. MFA: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MFA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.94  Med: 7.96 Max: 32.69
Current: 8.02
4.94
32.69
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 35.26
MFA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
75% of the 338 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.64 vs. MFA: 35.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MFA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 9.02 Max: 39.39
Current: 35.26
4.78
39.39
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 35.11
MFA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 614 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. MFA: 35.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MFA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 9 Max: 39.39
Current: 35.11
4.78
39.39
EV-to-EBIT 10.70
MFA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 667 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.66 vs. MFA: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MFA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -328.9  Med: 10.4 Max: 120.8
Current: 10.7
-328.9
120.8
EV-to-EBITDA 10.67
MFA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
79% of the 688 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.26 vs. MFA: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MFA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 10 Max: 37.1
Current: 10.67
3.9
37.1
Shiller PE Ratio 10.46
MFA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 195 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.73 vs. MFA: 10.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MFA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 11.28 Max: 14.3
Current: 10.46
7
14.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 9.95
MFA's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
93% of the 907 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. MFA: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MFA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.56  Med: 11.3 Max: 15.72
Current: 9.95
2.56
15.72
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.00
MFA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 704 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. MFA: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MFA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.86
Current: 1
0.93
3.86
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -2.40
MFA's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 374 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MFA: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MFA' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.2  Med: -1.4 Max: 67.7
Current: -2.4
-42.2
67.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 9.95
MFA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
91% of the 906 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. MFA: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 8.16
MFA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
77% of the 907 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.05 vs. MFA: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MFA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 9.26 Max: 12.88
Current: 8.16
2.1
12.88
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.50
MFA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 408 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. MFA: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MFA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.7  Med: -20 Max: -0.5
Current: -0.5
-93.7
-0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.99
MFA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 724 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MFA: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MFA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.99
0.65
1.29
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.61
MFA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 262 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MFA: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MFA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.61
0.32
0.7
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.01
MFA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 591 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MFA: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MFA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.95 Max: 4.01
Current: 1.01
0.5
4.01
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.66
MFA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. MFA: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MFA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.45
Current: 0.66
0.41
1.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.30
MFA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
82% of the 731 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MFA: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MFA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 9.4 Max: 25.9
Current: 9.3
0.8
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.17
MFA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 378 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. MFA: 7.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MFA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.7  Med: 5.5 Max: 36.3
Current: 7.17
-23.7
36.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $372.7
EPS (TTM) $ 0.80
Beta0.75
Short Percentage of Float1.64%
52-Week Range $6.54 - 8.14
Shares Outstanding (Mil)372.84

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.77 0.83
EPS without NRI ($) 0.77 0.83
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.80
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