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KKR Real Estate Finance Trust reporting a second quarter 2023 loss:

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KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF) reported a loss of $20 million, or 37 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2023. This compares to earnings of $26 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

The company’s revenue for the quarter was $159.6 million, down from $174.1 million in the second quarter of 2022.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust attributed the loss to a number of factors, including higher interest rates, rising inflation, and the ongoing war in Ukraine. The company also said that it had taken a $10 million non-cash charge related to the remeasurement of its investment in a joint venture.

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Despite the loss, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust said that it remains “well-positioned” for the future. The company said that it has a strong portfolio of assets and a diversified lending platform.

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Analysts’ Reaction

Analysts were generally negative about KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s second quarter results.

“The results were disappointing,” said Michael Carrier, an analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. “Higher interest rates and rising inflation are weighing on the company’s performance.”

“The loss is a bit of a surprise,” said John McDonald, an analyst at Morningstar. “The company had been doing well in recent quarters, but the second quarter results were a setback.”


KKR Real Estate Finance Trust said that it expects to see continued challenges in the near term. However, the company said that it is confident in its long-term prospects.

“We remain confident in our ability to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our shareholders,” said Michael Schmidt, the company’s chief executive officer.

“We are focused on managing through the current challenges and positioning ourselves for long-term growth,” said Schmidt.

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