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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 0.24
MFA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 567 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. MFA: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MFA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 5.70 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24
Equity to Asset 0.23
MFA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. MFA: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MFA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.23
0.09
0.32
Interest Coverage 1.96
MFA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 470 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MFA: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MFA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.96
0.03
2.12
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
6.25%
8.65%
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 (%) 87.11
MFA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 606 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 45.09 vs. MFA: 87.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.68  Med: 87.20 Max: 92.09
Current: 87.11
15.68
92.09
Net-margin (%) 87.11
MFA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 606 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 35.62 vs. MFA: 87.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 15.68  Med: 87.20 Max: 92.09
Current: 87.11
15.68
92.09
ROE (%) 9.43
MFA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 606 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. MFA: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.21  Med: 10.63 Max: 19.52
Current: 9.43
-0.21
19.52
ROA (%) 2.50
MFA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 616 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. MFA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.5
0.11
3.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.70
MFA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 425 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MFA: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.7  Med: -2.65 Max: 63.5
Current: -1.7
-39.7
63.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
MFA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 376 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MFA: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.9  Med: 6.05 Max: 52.9
Current: -3
-33.9
52.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
MFA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 319 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MFA: -3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.4  Med: 1.40 Max: 62.4
Current: -3.5
-37.4
62.4
» MFA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MFA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

RS Investment Management 2,109,762 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,919 sh (+37.73%)
Chuck Royce 692,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 1,077,827 sh (-15.65%)
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Q3 2014

MFA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 163,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 692,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Donald Smith 1,077,604 sh (-0.02%)
RS Investment Management 2,076,317 sh (-1.59%)
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Q4 2014

MFA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 515,500 sh (+216.26%)
RS Investment Management 2,488,262 sh (+19.84%)
Donald Smith 1,077,650 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 692,000 sh (unchged)
» More
Q1 2015

MFA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

RS Investment Management 2,620,152 sh (+5.30%)
Chuck Royce 692,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Donald Smith 932,006 sh (-13.51%)
» More
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Preferred stocks of MFA Financial Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MFAPRB25.027.49Pfd Shs Series -B-
MFAPRACL55.736.308.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.20
MFA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. MFA: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MFA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.02  Med: 9.55 Max: 1685
Current: 9.2
6.02
1685
Forward P/E 9.42
MFA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 320 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. MFA: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.30
MFA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 471 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. MFA: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MFA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.05  Med: 9.46 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 9.3
6.05
99999999.99
P/B 0.87
MFA's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 597 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MFA: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MFA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.87
0.67
1.44
P/S 7.61
MFA's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 606 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. MFA: 7.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MFA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.99  Med: 7.78 Max: 35.47
Current: 7.61
4.99
35.47
PFCF 10.76
MFA's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 207 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.75 vs. MFA: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MFA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.34  Med: 8.64 Max: 12.61
Current: 10.76
5.34
12.61
POCF 10.76
MFA's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 508 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.96 vs. MFA: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MFA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.71  Med: 8.22 Max: 23.64
Current: 10.76
2.71
23.64
EV-to-EBIT 10.46
MFA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.45 vs. MFA: 10.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MFA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -328.9  Med: 10.40 Max: 120.8
Current: 10.46
-328.9
120.8
Shiller P/E 8.08
MFA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 273 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.98 vs. MFA: 8.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MFA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.43  Med: 10.84 Max: 22.24
Current: 8.08
5.43
22.24
Days Sales Outstanding 32.73
MFA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 495 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. MFA: 32.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MFA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.8  Med: 112.52 Max: 737.56
Current: 32.73
31.8
737.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 10.62
MFA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 789 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. MFA: 10.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MFA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 10.60 Max: 15.72
Current: 10.62
2.56
15.72
Dividend Payout 0.97
MFA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
54% of the 578 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. MFA: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MFA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.91
Current: 0.97
0.12
2.91
Dividend growth (3y) -6.70
MFA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
76% of the 327 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MFA: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MFA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -42.2  Med: 2.80 Max: 67.7
Current: -6.7
-42.2
67.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.85
MFA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 793 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MFA: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MFA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 8.80 Max: 13.09
Current: 8.85
2.13
13.09
Share Buyback Rate -2.60
MFA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 400 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. MFA: -2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MFA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -2.6  Med: -22.15 Max: -82.8
Current: -2.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.87
MFA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 585 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MFA: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MFA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.87
0.65
1.32
Price/Projected FCF 0.53
MFA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 233 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MFA: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MFA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.53
0.15
1.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.98
MFA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 489 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MFA: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MFA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.96 Max: 4.39
Current: 0.98
0.51
4.39
Price/Graham Number 0.58
MFA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 413 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. MFA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MFA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.63 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.58
0.4
2.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.60
MFA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 585 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MFA: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 9.30 Max: 25.9
Current: 9.6
0.8
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.84
MFA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 323 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MFA: 6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MFA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.9  Med: 5.00 Max: 36.3
Current: 6.84
-5.9
36.3

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
Compare:ARI, NLY, VNO, IVR, WSR » details
Traded in other countries:M4Z.Germany,
MFA Financial Inc was incorporated in Maryland on July 24, 1997, and began operations on April 10, 1998. The Companys principal objective is to generate net income for stockholders resulting from the difference between the interest and other income earned from investments and the interest expense paid on leveraged investments and operating costs. The Company primarily invests in residential mortgage-backed securities that are issued or guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation or agency of the U.S. government such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac etc. and residential mortgage-backed securities that are not guaranteed by any U.S. government agency or any federally-chartered corporation. The mortgage-backed securities are primarily secured by pools of hybrid, adjustable-rate mortgage loans and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages. The Company has been elected to be treated as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. In order to maintain its qualification as a REIT, the Company must comply with a number of requirements under federal tax law, including that it must distribute at least 90% of its annual REIT taxable income to its stockholders.
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