Angel Oak Mortgage Inc. (NYSE: AOMR), (the "Company," "we," and "our"), a leading real estate finance company focused on acquiring and investing in first-lien non-QM loans and other mortgage-related assets in the U.S. mortgage market, announces its participation in AOMT 2023-1, an approximately $580.5 million scheduled principal balance securitization backed by a pool of residential mortgage loans. This is AOMR's first securitization in which it has participated alongside other Angel Oak entities since its initial public offering.
AOMR contributed loans with a scheduled principal balance of $241.3 million. In addition to releasing capital, the Company will retain its pro rata share of the economics from the securitization. In combination with the loan sales and non-mark to market financing conversions announced in Q4 2022, this securitization has reduced AOMR's whole loan warehouse debt by approximately 51% and its mark-to-market percentage of total warehouse debt1 by approximately 62% since the end of Q3 2022.
"This demonstrates further execution of the steps previously outlined in our strategic plan to reposition our portfolio, improve liquidity, reduce risk, and protect our capital structure. By partnering with other Angel Oak entities at this time, we believe we can optimize execution to accelerate our rotation into a higher-yielding portfolio. We are pleased to return to the securitization market, and we look forward to executing additional securitizations in the coming months while reinvesting capital into recently originated, higher coupon loans." said Sreeni Prabhu, Chief Executive Officer and President of AOMR.
At deal closing, AOMT 2023-1 consisted of 1,073 loans. The securitization has an average original credit score of 736, an original average loan-to-value ratio of 71.1%, and a non-zero debt-to-income ratio of 32.2%. The transaction was rated by Fitch Ratings with the senior tranche receiving a triple A rating.
1 Mark-to-market percentage of total warehouse debt is calculated as the total estimated unpaid balance of mark-to-market warehouse financing divided by the total estimated unpaid balance of all warehouse financing.
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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-QM 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. Additional information about the Company is available at www.angeloakreit.com.
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