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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 0.26
MFA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 622 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. MFA: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MFA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 4.42 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.26
Equity to Asset 0.23
MFA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 656 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MFA: 0.23 )
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: 0.23
0.1
0.27
Interest Coverage 1.77
MFA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 609 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. MFA: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MFA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.78 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.77
0.03
2.12
F-Score: 5
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
10.72%
8.69%
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 (%) 85.60
MFA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 662 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 47.66 vs. MFA: 85.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MFA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.89  Med: 87.79 Max: 92.09
Current: 85.6
31.89
92.09
Net-margin (%) 85.60
MFA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 663 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 39.13 vs. MFA: 85.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MFA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.33  Med: 87.79 Max: 92.09
Current: 85.6
53.33
92.09
ROE (%) 9.56
MFA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 666 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. MFA: 9.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MFA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 9.54 Max: 15.18
Current: 9.56
0.09
15.18
ROA (%) 2.36
MFA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 670 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. MFA: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MFA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 2.44 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.36
0.14
3.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.30
MFA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 466 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MFA: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.3  Med: -1.50 Max: 62.6
Current: 0.3
-39.3
62.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
MFA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 422 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MFA: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.1  Med: -1.00 Max: 53.8
Current: -1
-34.1
53.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
MFA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 338 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MFA: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MFA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.4  Med: -1.50 Max: 62.9
Current: -1.5
-37.4
62.9
» MFA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-04)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

MFA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 2,767,352 sh (+5.62%)
Chuck Royce 692,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 931,812 sh (-0.02%)
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Q3 2015

MFA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 286,600 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,471 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 2,857,952 sh (+3.27%)
Donald Smith 932,061 sh (+0.03%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q4 2015

MFA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Donald Smith 5,842,272 sh (+526.81%)
Jim Simons 795,800 sh (+177.67%)
RS Investment Management 3,435,912 sh (+20.22%)
David Dreman Sold Out
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Q1 2016

MFA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Donald Smith 5,562,507 sh (-4.79%)
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Preferred stocks of MFA Financial Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MFAPRB24.817.55Pfd Shs Series -B-
MFAPRACL55.736.308.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.59
MFA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 567 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. MFA: 8.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MFA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.02  Med: 9.54 Max: 1685
Current: 8.59
6.02
1685
Forward P/E 10.18
MFA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 206 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. MFA: 10.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.59
MFA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 567 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. MFA: 8.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MFA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.05  Med: 9.43 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 8.59
6.05
99999999.99
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 6.82
MFA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 256 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. MFA: 6.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MFA' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.95  Med: 8.63 Max: 169
Current: 6.82
5.95
169
P/B 0.87
MFA's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 657 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MFA: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MFA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.87
0.67
1.44
P/S 6.99
MFA's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 648 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. MFA: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MFA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.94  Med: 8.04 Max: 32.69
Current: 6.99
4.94
32.69
PFCF 9.06
MFA's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 224 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.61 vs. MFA: 9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MFA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.12  Med: 8.73 Max: 12.46
Current: 9.06
5.12
12.46
POCF 9.01
MFA's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 533 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.44 vs. MFA: 9.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MFA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 8.59 Max: 39.39
Current: 9.01
2.67
39.39
EV-to-EBIT 9.65
MFA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 566 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.64 vs. MFA: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MFA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -328.9  Med: 10.50 Max: 120.8
Current: 9.65
-328.9
120.8
EV-to-EBITDA 9.62
MFA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.14 vs. MFA: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MFA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 9.70 Max: 37.1
Current: 9.62
3.1
37.1
Shiller P/E 9.60
MFA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 179 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.99 vs. MFA: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MFA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.52  Med: 11.25 Max: 14.38
Current: 9.6
6.52
14.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 11.60
MFA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 835 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. MFA: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MFA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.56  Med: 11.26 Max: 15.72
Current: 11.6
2.56
15.72
Dividend Payout 1.00
MFA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 642 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. MFA: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MFA' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.02 Max: 21
Current: 1
0.49
21
Dividend Growth (3y) -3.10
MFA's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
75% of the 351 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MFA: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MFA' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.2  Med: -1.10 Max: 67.7
Current: -3.1
-42.2
67.7
Forward Dividend Yield 11.78
MFA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 835 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. MFA: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.81
MFA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 834 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. MFA: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MFA' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.16  Med: 9.52 Max: 13.29
Current: 9.81
2.16
13.29
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.40
MFA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 412 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -7.10 vs. MFA: -1.40 )
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: -82.8  Med: -20.50 Max: -1.4
Current: -1.4
-82.8
-1.4

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.86
MFA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 649 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MFA: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MFA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.86
0.65
1.29
Price/Projected FCF 0.50
MFA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 223 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MFA: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MFA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.5
0.48
1.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
MFA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 518 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MFA: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MFA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.93 Max: 3.96
Current: 0.87
0.5
3.96
Price/Graham Number 0.57
MFA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 504 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. MFA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MFA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.45
Current: 0.57
0.41
1.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.38
MFA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 626 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MFA: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MFA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 9.30 Max: 25.9
Current: 10.38
0.8
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.15
MFA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 344 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. MFA: 9.15 )
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: -36.1  Med: 5.10 Max: 36.3
Current: 9.15
-36.1
36.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $366
EPS $ 0.80
Beta0.64
Short Percentage of Float3.13%
52-Week Range $5.61 - 8.00
Shares Outstanding(Mil)371.08

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.70 0.67
EPS without NRI($) 0.70 0.67

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
Compare:TSX:REF.UN, TSE:3234, NYSE:SFR, XBRU:COFB, TSE:8964 » 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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