Big jump in core income at Hatteras

|About: Hatteras Financial Corp. (HTS)|By:, SA News Editor

Core EPS of $0.64 per share is up from $0.51 in Q4, and compares to the Q1 dividend of $0.50.

Book value per share of $21.81 after $0.50 dividend, up from $21.50 at the end of 2013. Today's close of $19.81 is a 9.2% discount to book.

Net interest spread of 1.25% is off one basis point from Q4. Portfolio size rises to $20.5B from $20.1B.

CC tomorrow at 10 ET

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