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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 : 4/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.05
NCT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. NCT: 0.05 )
NCT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.24
NCT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NCT: 0.24 )
NCT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.69   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.24

-0.69
0.5
Interest Coverage 1.33
NCT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 509 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. NCT: 1.33 )
NCT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.33

0.34
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -0.21
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 39.21
NCT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 40.09 vs. NCT: 39.21 )
NCT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6103.37   Max: 151.5
Current: 39.21

-6103.37
151.5
Net-margin (%) 49.03
NCT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 612 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. NCT: 49.03 )
NCT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6123.17   Max: 151.5
Current: 49.03

-6123.17
151.5
ROE (%) 13.00
NCT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. NCT: 13.00 )
NCT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.62   Max: 158.53
Current: 13

-14.62
158.53
ROA (%) 3.12
NCT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. NCT: 3.12 )
NCT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -85.94   Max: 16.86
Current: 3.12

-85.94
16.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.82
NCT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. NCT: 44.82 )
NCT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -25077.52   Max: 690.75
Current: 44.82

-25077.52
690.75
Revenue Growth (%) -45.80
NCT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 501 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NCT: -45.80 )
NCT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.8   Max: 139.3
Current: -45.8

-45.8
139.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -62.70
NCT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 449 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NCT: -62.70 )
NCT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 146.8
Current: -62.7

0
146.8
EPS Growth (%) -66.80
NCT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 357 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. NCT: -66.80 )
NCT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.8   Max: 105.5
Current: -66.8

-66.8
105.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NCT Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 92,960 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 52,316 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 4,062,800 sh (+1254.27%)
Jim Simons 3,052,108 sh (+389.98%)
Steven Cohen 6,244,468 sh (+207.45%)
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 2,600,000 sh (-15.66%)
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Q2 2013

NCT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Julian Robertson 3,663,586 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 7,120,823 sh (+75.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 170,915 sh (-97.26%)
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Q3 2013

NCT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 698,700 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 721,077 sh (+321.89%)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 6,350,619 sh (-10.82%)
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Q4 2013

NCT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 1,189,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,805,918 sh (+289.13%)
Leon Cooperman 11,969,619 sh (+88.48%)
Louis Moore Bacon 426,607 sh (-38.94%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NCT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Add 88.48%0.46%$5.24 - $5.9 $ 4.48-19%11969619
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.4%$5.11 - $5.92 $ 4.48-20%0
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 New Buy2.4%$4.655 - $5.95 $ 4.48-15%3663586
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Add 75.27%0.24%$4.655 - $5.95 $ 4.48-15%7120823
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 Add 1254.27%0.65%$8.68 - $11.56 $ 4.48-58%4062800
Wallace Weitz 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$8.68 - $11.56 $ 4.48-58%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.05%$6.03 - $7.22 $ 4.48-32%300000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0016%$3.75 - $5.02 $ 4.480%0
Wallace Weitz 2011-09-30 Add 344.44%0.03%$4.06 - $6.45 $ 4.48-16%200000
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$4.06 - $6.45 $ 4.48-16%23400
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Preferred stocks of Newcastle Investment Corporation

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
NCTPRC0.008.038.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
NCTPRB0.009.389.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
NCTPRD0.008.288.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.40
NCT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. NCT: 8.40 )
NCT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 9.3
Current: 8.4

0.12
9.3
P/B 1.40
NCT's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 555 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NCT: 1.40 )
NCT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 16.01
Current: 1.4

0.34
16.01
P/S 4.11
NCT's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. NCT: 4.11 )
NCT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 4.82
Current: 4.11

0.08
4.82
PFCF 12.10
NCT's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 363 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. NCT: 12.10 )
NCT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 35.39
Current: 12.1

0.05
35.39
EV-to-EBIT 33.30
NCT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 599 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 27.39 vs. NCT: 33.30 )
NCT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 89.8
Current: 33.3

5.2
89.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 10.49
NCT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. NCT: 10.49 )
NCT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 355.07
Current: 10.49

3.99
355.07
Dividend Payout 1.48
NCT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
50% of the 502 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. NCT: 1.48 )
NCT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.48

0.13
1.16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.40
NCT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NCT: 10.40 )
NCT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 355.07
Current: 10.4

3.99
355.07
Share Buyback Rate -67.80
NCT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. NCT: -67.80 )
NCT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.5   Max: -67.8
Current: -67.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.50
NCT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 548 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NCT: 2.50 )
NCT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.68
Current: 2.5

0.52
2.68
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
NCT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 313 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NCT: 0.80 )
NCT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.8

0.3
0.91
Price/Median PS Value 2.70
NCT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 562 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NCT: 2.70 )
NCT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.7

0.08
3.03
Price/Graham Number 1.20
NCT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NCT: 1.20 )
NCT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.2

0.17
1.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
NCT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NCT: 3.00 )
NCT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 19.1
Current: 3

1.1
19.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.60
NCT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 450 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. NCT: 23.60 )
NCT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -62.1   Max: 293.9
Current: 23.6

-62.1
293.9

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
Compare:ARI, NLY, VNO, IVR, WSR » details
Traded in other countries:NCI.Germany
Newcastle Investment Corp. was formed in June 2002 as a subsidiary of Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp. It is a real estate investment and finance company. Newcastle invests in, and actively manages, a portfolio of real estate securities, loans, excess mortgage servicing rights and other real estate related assets. It emphasizes on portfolio management, asset quality, liquidity, diversification, match funded financing and credit risk management. It conducts its business through several segments investments financed with non-recourse collateralized debt obligations; unlevered investments in deconsolidated Newcastle CDO debt; unlevered excess MSRs; investments financed with other non-recourse debt; investments and debt repurchases financed with recourse debt; other unlevered investments; and corporate. Its investment currently covers Real Estate Securities; Real Estate Related Loans; Residential Mortgage Loans; Operating Real Estate; Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights. It competes with several other companies for investments, including other REITs, mortgage servicers, insurance companies and other investors. Properties the Company owns or might acquire are subject to various foreign, federal, state and local environmental laws, ordinances and regulations.

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