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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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Cash to Debt 0.25
MFA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 922 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. MFA: 0.25 )
MFA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

Equity to Asset 0.26
MFA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 979 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. MFA: 0.26 )
MFA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.26

0.1
0.27
Interest Coverage 1.96
MFA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 774 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. MFA: 1.96 )
MFA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.96

0.03
2.12
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.28
WACC vs ROIC
9.35%
8.64%
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 (%) 87.38
MFA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 983 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 44.63 vs. MFA: 87.38 )
MFA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.68   Max: 92.09
Current: 87.38

15.68
92.09
Net-margin (%) 87.38
MFA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 984 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 36.57 vs. MFA: 87.38 )
MFA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 15.68   Max: 92.09
Current: 87.38

15.68
92.09
ROE (%) 9.75
MFA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 990 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.03 vs. MFA: 9.75 )
MFA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 19.52
Current: 9.75

0.97
19.52
ROA (%) 2.51
MFA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 997 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MFA: 2.51 )
MFA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.51

0.11
3.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.70
MFA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 752 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MFA: -1.70 )
MFA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.7   Max: 63.5
Current: -1.7

-39.7
63.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
MFA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 673 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MFA: -3.00 )
MFA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.9   Max: 52.9
Current: -3

-33.9
52.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
MFA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 573 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MFA: -3.50 )
MFA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.4   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

Q1 2014

MFA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 16,641 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 84,254 sh (+107.70%)
Chuck Royce 692,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Donald Smith 1,277,794 sh (-0.02%)
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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%)
Chuck Royce 692,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 1,077,650 sh (unchged)
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Preferred stocks of MFA Financial Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MFAPRB55.737.59Pfd Shs Series -B-
MFAPRACL55.736.308.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.90
MFA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 31.60 vs. MFA: 9.90 )
MFA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 1685
Current: 9.9

6.02
1685
Forward P/E 9.92
MFA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 47.17 vs. MFA: 9.92 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.90
MFA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.70 vs. MFA: 9.90 )
MFA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 9.9

6.05
99999999.99
P/B 0.90
MFA's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MFA: 0.90 )
MFA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.9

0.66
1.22
P/S 8.22
MFA's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.98 vs. MFA: 8.22 )
MFA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.99   Max: 35.47
Current: 8.22

4.99
35.47
PFCF 11.60
MFA's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MFA: 11.60 )
MFA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 72.33
Current: 11.6

5.34
72.33
POCF 11.43
MFA's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.87 vs. MFA: 11.43 )
MFA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 23.64
Current: 11.43

2.71
23.64
EV-to-EBIT 11.00
MFA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 37.62 vs. MFA: 11.00 )
MFA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -328.9   Max: 120.8
Current: 11

-328.9
120.8
Shiller P/E 8.70
MFA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MFA: 8.70 )
MFA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.43   Max: 22.24
Current: 8.7

5.43
22.24
Days Sales Outstanding 31.80
MFA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 53.12 vs. MFA: 31.80 )
MFA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.8   Max: 737.56
Current: 31.8

31.8
737.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 10.01
MFA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 994 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. MFA: 10.01 )
MFA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 15.72
Current: 10.01

2.56
15.72
Dividend Payout 0.99
MFA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MFA: 0.99 )
MFA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 21
Current: 0.99

0.49
21
Dividend growth (3y) -6.70
MFA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 621 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MFA: -6.70 )
MFA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -42.2   Max: 67.7
Current: -6.7

-42.2
67.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.24
MFA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 997 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. MFA: 8.24 )
MFA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 13.09
Current: 8.24

2.13
13.09
Share Buyback Rate -2.60
MFA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 663 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. MFA: -2.60 )
MFA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -2.6   Max: -82.8
Current: -2.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.90
MFA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MFA: 0.90 )
MFA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.9

0.65
1.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
MFA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MFA: 0.60 )
MFA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.6

0.15
1.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
MFA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MFA: 1.10 )
MFA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.8
Current: 1.1

0.51
3.8
Price/Graham Number 0.60
MFA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MFA: 0.60 )
MFA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.6

0.4
2.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
MFA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 968 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MFA: 9.00 )
MFA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 25.9
Current: 9

0.8
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.45
MFA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MFA: 5.45 )
MFA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 36.3
Current: 5.45

-5.9
36.3

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
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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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