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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.13
NYSE:MFA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. NYSE:MFA: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:MFA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 3.92 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13
0.09
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
NYSE:MFA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 642 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NYSE:MFA: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:MFA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.3
0.09
0.32
Debt-to-Equity 0.23
NYSE:MFA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
96% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. NYSE:MFA: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:MFA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.23
0.01
0.54
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.95
NYSE:MFA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 608 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. NYSE:MFA: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:MFA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.95
0
1.95
Beneish M-Score: -3.43
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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history
Net Margin % 82.07
NYSE:MFA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 649 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 43.99 vs. NYSE:MFA: 82.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:MFA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 70.8  Med: 86.52 Max: 92.09
Current: 82.07
70.8
92.09
ROE % 9.83
NYSE:MFA's ROE % is ranked higher than
62% of the 651 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. NYSE:MFA: 9.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:MFA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.45  Med: 9.79 Max: 15.18
Current: 9.83
3.45
15.18
ROA % 3.10
NYSE:MFA's ROA % is ranked lower than
61% of the 656 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. NYSE:MFA: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:MFA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.5 Max: 3.1
Current: 3.1
0.48
3.1
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.50
NYSE:MFA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 560 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NYSE:MFA: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:MFA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.3  Med: 0.3 Max: 62.6
Current: 1.5
-39.3
62.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -0.80
NYSE:MFA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 475 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. NYSE:MFA: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:MFA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -3.5 Max: 62.4
Current: -0.8
0
62.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2019-02-16 Est.)


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Equity & Asset
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

MFA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 5,075,600 sh (+44.51%)
David Dreman 39,106 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Donald Smith 3,084,202 sh (-0.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,046 sh (-32.13%)
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Q4 2017

MFA Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 49,793 sh (+148.39%)
Jim Simons 5,262,989 sh (+3.69%)
Donald Smith 3,080,311 sh (-0.13%)
David Dreman 24,320 sh (-37.81%)
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Q1 2018

MFA Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 61,329 sh (+23.17%)
Jim Simons 5,473,300 sh (+4.00%)
David Dreman 24,320 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 3,080,023 sh (-0.01%)
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Q2 2018

MFA Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons 6,918,754 sh (+26.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 71,998 sh (+17.40%)
Donald Smith 3,080,517 sh (+0.02%)
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Preferred stocks of MFA Financial Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MFApB.PFD24.907.53Pfd Shs Series -B-

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified    NAICS: 525990    SIC: 6798
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Traded in other countries:M4Z.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
MFA Financial Inc through its subsidiaries is engaged in real estate finance business. The company invests in residential mortgage assets, including Agency MBS, Non-Agency MBS, residential whole loans and CRT securities.

MFA Financial Inc is a holding company for its subsidiaries in the real estate finance business that invest in a portfolio of residential mortgage assets on a leveraged basis. This portfolio is primarily comprised of government-sponsored agency mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, non-agency MBS, residential mortgage loans, and credit risk transfers, or CRT, that divert risk from residential mortgages securitized by government-sponsored enterprises. Together, MBS and CRT securities, represent the largest portion of MFA Financial's portfolio. The company generates nearly all of its revenue from interest payments derived from its financial holdings. The largest counterparties to MFA Financial's assets in terms of country of domicile are the U.S. and Switzerland.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 8.74
MFA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 586 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. MFA: 8.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MFA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 9.49 Max: 224.67
Current: 8.74
5.78
224.67
Forward PE Ratio 11.10
MFA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 250 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. MFA: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 8.74
MFA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
69% of the 581 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. MFA: 8.74 )
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: 9.49 Max: 224.67
Current: 8.74
5.78
224.67
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 10.43
MFA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
62% of the 328 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. MFA: 10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MFA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.14  Med: 9.31 Max: 222.37
Current: 10.43
6.14
222.37
PB Ratio 0.91
MFA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 640 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MFA: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MFA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.91
0.75
1.44
PS Ratio 6.93
MFA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 614 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. MFA: 6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MFA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.99  Med: 7.74 Max: 37.03
Current: 6.93
4.99
37.03
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 22.06
MFA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
78% of the 366 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.09 vs. MFA: 22.06 )
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: 4.94  Med: 9.48 Max: 32.12
Current: 22.06
4.94
32.12
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.02
MFA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 560 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. MFA: 20.02 )
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: 4.93  Med: 9.47 Max: 25.8
Current: 20.02
4.93
25.8
EV-to-Revenue 9.36
MFA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
70% of the 650 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.62 vs. MFA: 9.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
MFA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 8 Max: 24
Current: 9.36
3.5
24
Shiller PE Ratio 7.60
MFA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 233 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.55 vs. MFA: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MFA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 10.75 Max: 14.3
Current: 7.6
7
14.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 11.27
MFA's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
93% of the 978 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MFA: 11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MFA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 11.36 Max: 15.72
Current: 11.27
3.04
15.72
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.99
MFA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 700 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MFA: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MFA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.86
Current: 0.99
0.93
3.86
Forward Dividend Yield % 11.27
MFA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
91% of the 977 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. MFA: 11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 10.18
MFA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
83% of the 976 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. MFA: 10.18 )
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: 2.75  Med: 10.27 Max: 14.21
Current: 10.18
2.75
14.21
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.40
MFA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 507 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. MFA: -2.40 )
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: -93.7  Med: -19.9 Max: -0.6
Current: -2.4
-93.7
-0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.07
MFA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 630 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MFA: 1.07 )
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: 1.32
Current: 1.07
0.65
1.32
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.62
MFA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 298 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MFA: 0.62 )
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: 0.35  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.62
0.35
0.76
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.90
MFA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MFA: 0.90 )
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: 0.52  Med: 0.96 Max: 5.03
Current: 0.9
0.52
5.03
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.65
MFA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. MFA: 0.65 )
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: 0.62 Max: 3.16
Current: 0.65
0.41
3.16

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $416.11
EPS (TTM) $ 0.81
Beta0.19
Volatility17.56%
52-Week Range $6.72 - 8.29
Shares Outstanding (Mil)449.55

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 355 383 391
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.67 0.64 0.66
EPS without NRI ($) 0.67 0.64 0.66
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.80 0.72 0.72

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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