Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) Q4 2019 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Feb 13, 2020 • 09:00 am ET

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) Q4 2019 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

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Operator
Operator

Good morning and welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2019 Annaly Capital Management Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to turn the conference over to Purvi Kamdar, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Executive
Purvi Kamdar

Thank you. Good morning and welcome to the fourth quarter 2019 earnings call for Annaly Capital Management, Inc.

Any forward-looking statements made during today's call are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which are outlined in the Risk Factors section and our most recent annual and quarterly SEC filings. Actual events and results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements. We encourage you to read the forward-looking statements disclaimer in our earnings release, in addition to our quarterly and annual filings. Additionally, the content of this conference call may contain time-sensitive information that is accurate only as of the date thereof. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to update or revise this information.

During this call, we may present both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in our earnings release.

As a reminder, Annaly routinely posts information for investors on the Company's website, www.annaly.com. Content referenced in today's call can be found in our fourth quarter 2019 investor presentation and fourth quarter 2019 financial supplement, both found under the Presentations section of our website.

Annaly intends to use our web page as a means of disclosing material non-public information for complying with the Company's disclosure obligations under Regulation FD and to post and update investor presentations and similar materials on a regular basis. Annaly encourages investors, analysts, the media and other interested parties to monitor the Company's website in addition to following Annaly's press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations, webcasts and other information it posts from time to time on its website.

Please note, this event is being recorded.

Participants on this morning's call include Glenn Votek, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President; David Finkelstein, Chief Investment Officer; Serena Wolfe, Chief Financial Officer and other members of management.

And with that, I'll turn the call over to Glenn.

Executive
Glenn A. Votek

Thank you, Purvi, and good morning, everyone.

I'm going to briefly cover our performance, our recent internalization announcement and our outlook for the year ahead. But before I get into that, I want to take the opportunity to introduce our new CFO, Serena Wolfe, who joined us in December and who you'll be hearing from later on the call.

We are thrilled to have Serena on our team. She's a respected industry veteran who joined us from EY where she had a distinguished career holding a variety of leadership positions. And she's already made a meaningful and immediate impact during her first few months here at Annaly thanks to her deep financial acumen and leadership experience. And we'll certainly benefit from her expertise in both real estate and financial matters going forward. So we're really excited to have her here.

Turning to our results.

We're extremely pleased with the strong finish that we delivered