Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc. (NYSE: AOMR) (the “Company”), a leading real estate finance company focused on acquiring and investing in first lien non-agency loans and other mortgage-related assets in the U.S. mortgage market, announces the closing of a $316.6 million securitization backed by a pool of residential mortgage loans. The securitization (AOMT 2021-4) was the Company’s sixth securitization and its first sole securitization, as well as the twenty-fifth residential securitization overall completed under its affiliate’s AOMT shelf.
“This securitization was executed at very strong pricing as investors continue to value non-QM assets and Angel Oak’s track record of delivering high-quality deals,” said Brandon Filson, chief financial officer of Angel Oak. “Demand for housing remains robust across the country, and we believe we can continue to execute on our loan acquisition and financing strategies through the second half of 2021 and beyond.”
The Company placed residential mortgage-backed securities with a face value of $306.4 million at a 1.12% weighted average cost of funding. The remaining value and economic return of the collateral will be retained by the Company. The loans underlying the securitization had a weighted average coupon of 5.24%. At deal closing, AOMT 2021-4 consisted of 632 loans, substantially all of which were originated by Angel Oak affiliates. The securitization had an average credit score of 739, a loan-to-value ratio of 73.8% and debt-to-income ratio of 33.3%. The transaction was rated by Fitch and Kroll, with the senior tranche receiving a AAA rating.
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About Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.
Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc. is a real estate finance company focused on acquiring and investing in first lien non-agency loans and other mortgage-related assets in the U.S. mortgage market. The Company’s objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its stockholders through cash distributions and capital appreciation across interest rate and credit cycles. The Company is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, which, collectively with its affiliates, is a leading alternative credit manager with a vertically integrated mortgage origination platform.
Bernardo Soriano, Gregory FCA for Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc.
Randy Chrisman, Chief Marketing & Corporate Investor Relations Officer, Angel Oak Companies