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AGM Federal Agricultural Mortgage

Participants
Brad Nordholm President and CEO
Steve Mullery General Counsel
Zack Carpenter Chief Business Officer
Jackson Takach Chief Economist
Aparna Ramesh EVP and CFO
Greg Pendy Sidoti
David Eidelman Eidelman Virant Capital
Chip Oat Tradition Asset Management
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Farmer Mac Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today's presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Brad Nordholm, President and CEO. ahead. go Please

Brad Nordholm

Brad you I’m call. I’m pleased very Good our Nordholm second welcome to conference quarter to morning. and XXXX investor

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Steve Mullery

Brad. Thanks

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Brad Nordholm

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Zack Carpenter

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Brad Nordholm

update like agricultural Jack current very Hey Takach What's out there? on environment. Zack, an give on you Jackson? going I'd thanks turn much. to now to the to

Jackson Takach

the falling U.S. the second COVID-XX of In Thanks annualized to pace and Brad. at pandemic of according history quarter rate product continues Economic contracted U.S. economies. disrupt Analysis. Bureau The in agricultural estimates fastest domestic as an XX.X%, XXXX, the general to from the gross

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Brad Nordholm

Aparna? in Jackson, to financial a call results thank the I'd Aparna more like the to you. detail, discuss turn to over

Aparna Ramesh

Thank had the strength navigate quarter to strong of fundamentals, you, operating and basis, the results our environment. an Brad, highlight ability another dynamic and everyone. good and We sheet great balance the our underlying on afternoon, a

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that low the using we rate effective have our payments maintained have debt spread. mitigate callable ongoing instruments environment thereby the in resulted been We of overall and also our from interest to

size to at issuances to frequently offer issuances allows meet curve. versus this but GFC, overall rates are price We issue in quarter. have remain needs of us over across a our this rates investors. customers liquidity. we June the cash X.XX% of products XX. lower the Our quarter advantage of competitive our smaller funding enables and of the We We other of end to X.XX% is competitively. our customized total in position maintained to capitalized, $XXX debt our than This as of million And this evidenced first strong well us

also as position capital position $XX.X which of Preferred This raised perpetual strengthened case this unforeseen further spreads. non-cumulative quarter. E Series opportunistically Tier in of we our and passes our it initiatives. million growth Additionally, for various us Stock, issuance capital well enhanced positions X But

quarter basis XXXX million to our to was second Net our well quarter in quarter, compared compared target in $XX.X spread turning million X XX quarter second XXXX. of points effective or to core earnings $XX.X to plus same financial, basis was XXXX points minus the and period second range in Net Now held XX effective million million $X.X year. percentage within $XX.X for spread increased of million this $XX.X or last points. terms, in was basis this

defensively of to a noted, we've hold cash pandemic. more held then continue We to the higher prior portfolio amount liquid balance, as and investment I

increase reduction in weightage a core increase a $X.X slight due increase effective and towards our year-over-year for in resulted X However, tax $XXX,XXX to million $X.X The million the partially losses decrease was operating total cash primarily offset earnings points were after spread. expense. of more these in provision tax after in by has in after spread, a basis tax net the increases million $X effective in net

increased General to compared well growth. expenses in quarter as in primarily operating prior and second continued are expenses bonuses, Our due XX% due to the our higher This by benefits administrative cash And is second quarter strategic related increased initiatives. compensation our infrastructure annual XXXX to as increase or to XXXX. headcount this that increased to also G&A support from was expenses, the and support period. investments to

and expenses million. than compensation $X.X However, lower were first G&A of quarter both note, of by XXXX the

fees, lower we retention continue to meet ongoing Mac related This expenses intend of and of efficiently revenue which some We allow to to and quarter, Farmer incurred have as make will that the enable however, conferences, compensation greater of XXXX. internal offset quarter we customer increases partially all over investments first the time. this in levels needs to in of believe do, in travel our infrastructure, more consulting

revenue operating growth. commensurately to Going increase we with forward, expenses expect

the to to ratios our relative consistent averages. operating plan range revenue expense we our with While within historical keep

talent add term. investments and infrastructure will short in to continue the We relevant make

of our the by loan recorded that attributable economic However, factors quarter we Farm provision loan $XXX,XXX these utilities business largely to impacted partially was both the improving offset time Ranch mature. this for to increase was uniquely in portfolio. The rural and over taper our volume expect, investments losses model, new operations portfolio. & off will allowance The as

Specifically, million $X.X commodity for and losses. farmland Farm Ranch contributed release values, improvements for stable in primarily & related in prices allowance expectations to a portfolio

provision Our an net than $X.X of debt was and to costs and million the relative overall by driven after the spread after on basis. million of expenses and the increase tax quarter first and operating of quarter, $X.X million after tax was lower losses spread The funding given for average This earnings tax. $X.X attributable quarter $X after higher our were substantially effective net decrease also our in second increased uninterrupted continued effective in that XXXX higher substantially prior reduction markets. by capital access in credit higher to asset a a to higher balances million

by March capital This sheet. are looking expected XX%. million, Series one Preferred driven prior Before retained might our of from by that credit Turing as forward we from on second introducing Hence, in million leases the of increase I the E capital or macro-economic statutory from statutory previous earnings end provisioning This by very $XX on credit $XXX of other the on quarter quarter XX%. by make moving changes approach losses. Mac’s worsen volatility on previously or core some accounting $XXX capital well on charges based in as to exceeded XX, earnings. new which assumptions continue requirements the incorporates is we economic and in loss XXXX mix, Farmer $XXX requirement remain on, our XXXX. mentioned on in or based as XX, loan million issuance of million, point balance forecasts drive forecast, capitalized, that to $XXX to method Stock, CECL, million The standard increase wanted quarter as capital core exceeded due new different future the a growth, an net XXXX. implemented of is that instead changing our our expected well the is primarily compares improve be will of trends to June our now, This to in incurred this driven January portfolio and in changes words, predicated our loss In methodology X, economic models. historical projections provisions or future and levels of composition

liquidity regulatory by far strong requirements remains days. and XXX our Our exceeds

average levels of historically are we previously, mentioned cash. holding held higher than As

we us levels flow continue cash maintain also of meet to of second continuing any of required market As to as to level we reflect conditions us will cash it allow believe But shock, position we our will conclusion retain year, customer's given to low, that half to a allow us the very capitalized unexpected than balance to the ample and as higher will elevated uncertainties. the economic It this into intend liquidity weather head In change. Farmer liquidity allow underlying flexibility sheet. performance adequately to financial needs. -- a continue maintain fund but Mac’s well to fundamentals

We have stability continue we to access in mission our successfully uncertain strong in turn Brad, Mac's liability is XX-Q A capital I'll as times, positions essential deliver XXXX back our core maintain you. management. about today our to filed earnings SEC. with markets these asset to continue and with discipline to with it second quarter More that, complete the information we performance to navigate And Farmer the effectively. upon

Brad Nordholm

Thank you, Aparna.

think, businesses, path The by concern continues we've forward Mac, and Farmer to the our really close their strategic advantage months. on going that strongly even on heavily pandemics and our customers. mission weigh see engaged the extraordinary are our of in day emphasize source that needed always also trusted families, not But crisis we to our impact something financial to clear We and for value of future past believe our rural in me reputation with our of value efforts remain Farmers times. I causes these members us serving create for our quarter validate forward. the our execute the America. the clear daresay on competitive I inclusion power & knowing and sleepless competitive to as few our upon to our hard of nights. in the them America. thanking we credits about further for ability a pride with they and in customers. just team, for number continue in primarily for to contribute great individuals, that's strong team is rural on and that or contribute core to sheet, a diversity serve to the uncertain our agribusiness, results, this very Let of talent, strength And the and the At partnership we and initiatives, our is market all and this merge build optimistic customers. of to our a work operations. every And performance nation's only secondary of from a are sources And on second as through, order preparing employees And we're actively achieving but balance to our even modify strength provide ability to I shareholders, Ranchers to

We will continue to well-positioned remain on diligent, and focused the future.

is a pressure As uncertainty. a during serving And times said be for created intended Mac And especially and on of it's calls, resource a economic number was during of Farmer financial to this to prior I've true, in response crisis. institutions rural America all times.

see I'd if questions line on to from the today. have anyone like now we any So

Operator

question-and-answer go come [Operator of first ahead. begin Sidoti. We question will will now the from Please Greg session. And Pendy our Instructions]

Greg Pendy

guys, thanks Hey, questions. for taking my

volume a business it. the had environment rate on growth. just part the is question interest I big of First assumed

think light point to should maybe we look a we I we pull get Does how phenomenon? a Is historically think -- about this strong about demand forward? an terms Or volume to of of going some going forward know can a So in is is any -- this there quarter that you unusual couple just history that? kind be where of can should of periods to right? of in how to in kind rates, back the to sense any things time that just get but

Brad Nordholm

details from appreciate your the question. We hey, get into I'm you. of to great Greg. really let here. It’s going Zack Hey, hear Brad this. to

add I is have there refinancing as like outset been in associated But our doing been as might actually I part reason been is the of driven there things some sustainable. detail factors think as more a of that results such with And just And as have that interest example. high an environment. would our rates, both actually well That at well. Zack, rate levels interest the optimism. that that the to another external strategic for the one number drop while initiatives about thing have plan is we've these you emphasize

Zack Carpenter

And Greg, question. interest for environment Clearly, in rate great helped Brad. has Thanks, long-term Yes. of credit. terms demand

competitive provide that core It's out & alongside think And the to also had other Farmers kind core cuts capital ways, are ag of I our lenders we to there's seller to look right? network competing Ranchers serve. there. I've a that market that that both

highlight attract place this routine put and a think new volume mentioned, lot to the and as Brad growth, business. in with So I of initiatives

on So things terms our our I broadening deepening and noted a penetration. in remarks in couple of of prepared

our XX fact, mentioned, -- selling an million active same And times it of seller larger the more are almost period had in seller XXXX. doubled same loans I active the than as we over XX% than since $X in In are period. sellers

taking active the showing metric our is see of broadening and our look we So if product nature is we're place. sellers to utilization key a

rate, also receiving the back borrower In also maturity effectuating our on executed help and great sheet, mod the modification same, sheet. addition, drop working borrowers the lower our our to we're sellers just to the an a the keep of rate interest keeping customer balance that rates, facilitate but the on with amortization balance keep lot to the simple

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Greg Pendy

increase then Great. you've headcount, on front, up That's had more I a And think the in XX%. around you operating very helpful. were an expenses expense headcount. efficient one always And just mentioned

I was that? couple be how there for within we bump adding more are you in or more is the to a about a you can mean, headcount? assuming be -- kind How think So this do of quarters, hiring continual people you one-time a should going company. thinking

Zack Carpenter

through lot we But to significantly that. that, compensation, slow And Yes. see going We a of G&A and headcount We're will end next like a expense. you're emphasize things part, of paying as it a now the but benefits year, about headcount see a couple I'd lot you also employee have large well. our look -- down are additional from attention you'll at of to P&L, when I to the year. Greg, probably some think

So I be our of the we've a to points. our expenses band expense XX G&A we're relative as G&A think business. run looking between total up think, highlighted XX in total operating basis at And budgeting with to to I going that wherever balance, a be really forward. and process, XXXX go the points to about we're past tougher -- comp we that end we the taking, Whatever going look at basis in usually going and

hit year, the first we is quarter happened nudge basis basis associated we in they little this even points, Frankly, of that level. additional what's to comp did that this finish with unexpectedly because for a accrued that year. would higher. we bonuses had year in first quarter the it expense or strong point XX into But the hadn't track one-time expected Going bit that XX

bottom at you'll as into lot specific, of key to mature adding expense And But end be you when see And six below. for management, that than XX for range. range, for we maintaining keep we one-time are hope the events, approximately But that that we time, the see will when that profitability don't foresee any Now, and to four our be number, our expect next range commensurate margin, as reason operating our even go basis And that at the essential over or to then people the other Aparna slightly the that interest point that, more something this the will metric expenses more organization our slightly that built, year range. attention going point basis But paying Aparna the we point in basis to net that us. a is it's become which to expenses infrastructure to a proportionally hold XX ratio, we business. through active XX with additional other that back want as we long next lower with some management quarters. levels that's of look grow to expensive in to in don't of some look dropping range the year. we level to, XX we that a expand of mentioned, will over XX managed as expense manage to as even outside that continue point do going of buying expect any we're we of basis level, basis that mentioned, that our management would those it points, to recurring as we growth

Greg Pendy

That's guys. lot helpful. Great. Thanks a very

Operator

Please of Our ahead. Eidelman next go Virant question comes from Capital. Eidelman David

David Eidelman

of to explain And take caused cause after because to Yes. that's My could on balance call. my Thank release, bit of preferred? from power news - you the value what so, the book calculated would many it maybe questions least sheet last a noticed was you. was, down the you up? And of It's sturdy nice And back show hedges? I go value. deducting to to one the if go little a in the it people quarter, the on place high book didn't down some kind have what I it if the

Brad Nordholm

have that have. against the that basis well I'll into matched swaps, of equity. where the those liabilities volatility treatment as term we book of are is our that the Yes, our let It exactly of structures And well, are results David, volatility earnings all that. our of -- nature the mark-to-market as market Aparna It mark-to-mark hedges, those of But is asymmetric off GAAP our get both you're on we that. details right. accounting in of the

last quarters, a little there's over two think of more comment bit illustration interesting detail. directionally I the So that. I’ll let Aparna

Aparna Ramesh

our might do Yes, of had our first we a pretty And and other within as hit some accounting that from was this have amount come really a cause result it treatment, and noticed derivatives. quarter, have equity. of that you're AOCI hedge think, fluctuations you that degree gets right. volatility the our our does accurately, you've reflected fair in which of I calculations, result a income, some absolutely the of comprehensive of volatility accumulated Brad, We in

a this in first quarter some quarter. we know as reversal also particular that have has reversed the had where mentioned that we You favorable of

you is So, been But higher of value And of the as has of result that in on adding actually period a some our same is closed stock. additional off. year. us than again, book noted, this the aggregate, equity preferred last

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David Eidelman

you. Okay. Thank

Operator

Please Oat Our Tradition from of ahead. Chip Asset Management. go next question comes

Chip Oat

afternoon. will question into two has you. My lead My Thank COVID-XX be pieces. under about that the loans Good deferment.

just The team first represent it criticism. number years, last mean. and It's management prior that to three regarding and come for XX-day would cautionary should a way the normalized management not statements under the a be world probably in watched eventually that X% we is for which is know the true, this the management delinquency statements both is. that And cautionary reversion

X% So nothing even since. brings has happened that close that number to

the other and the just farmers, pretty days and this you've farmers bankrupt, exact which week. last you gotten administration but Farmers current even anecdotal Street to seeing with on printed Journal, & not open times mainstream examples that several The Wall is going up stories being without press these dairy of question Ranchers is something can't friendly

nothing has So the been but news bad.

been have results That's great. but Your nothing good.

got statistics. you which don't X% at up deferment, Could the going? where about So, new under X.XX% your we're to still -- we we out Or loan delinquent are are reversion concerned now that in loans flush COVID-XX have normal? see mean? you And show a you

Brad Nordholm

a that's Chip, question difficult to answer.

lot since X%, for works delinquency our XX very We data. of see will ask ask of -- us. Farmer Jackson much on also has to don't And so he additional a But a Mac, we really with to think at day normal it a this, if give best. I I'll this he perspective evidence in a jump is reversion that

saw normal seasonal day were a this very quarter, the As is pattern. higher than day XX of that. XX even delinquencies slightly in two first very, our ago. than you That we And in are and end At the note, we've below were a consistently second from quarter, the were higher very where quarter. they we been decrease a delinquencies ago, they years seasonal year

So that that to Farmers granted, Ranchers. pattern other everything recognizing stress for lot some every is ways. that generous, about request a retail reviewed and including Ranchers companies economic of The from a a and this make the people, time seasonal Farmers great that seeing and and of granted to many that tried the be lot follow deferments wineries, It's in to hard rooms we generalizations we're kind were level of impacted & we tasting deferments of itself. were of each with

to about of of equal think six know, result that you total and X runs is deferments that of for the X.X% July level months highest principal actually were As I deferments, level end of a the to outstanding. of XXXX off -- of year, at the January period X

meet to recapitalizing So, if to ferments, of every would payments, be borrowers do rough don't a those, payment, if going next that's math, re-amortizing we But to those single that the was if we believe single of of happen. one after all -- unable X%. every those and those then above sudden, one

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Jackson Takach

think in comment I thing your I a job, highly X%. is did Brad, I'll cyclical you yes, is response. a your agriculture only Well, in great on description there the mean, business. The

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Chip Oat

Okay.

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Brad Nordholm

on overall is Well, condition sector the have bellwether you are to current primarily higher at average the look and renewal loans point Yes. than around if loans. operating correct, agricultural out that consider be delinquencies delinquencies the do of Chip operating that lenders And average, to on on important loans agriculture for we and of an you us. do. We

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Jackson Takach

out existed of we're we paid was take very a earned environment dollar when every it's expense, than in $X.XX different ago, years to interest interest Yes, today cover $X.XX, we peaked today rate XX more to XX, $X.XX. farm

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Chip Oat

Well keep Okay. up the work. good

Brad Nordholm

Chip. Thank you,

Operator

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Brad Nordholm

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Operator

closing to turn the This concludes remarks. conference Brad like our any to would for question-and-answer I Nordholm back session. over

Brad Nordholm

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Operator

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