Walter Investment Management Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Highlights And Financial Results

Nov 05, 2015, 06:00 ET from Walter Investment Management Corp.

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE: WAC) ("Walter Investment" or the "Company") today announced operational highlights and financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Third Quarter 2015 Operational Overview and Recent Developments

  • Adjusted Earnings of $16.6 million after taxes, or $0.44 per share
  • Servicing segment delivered 15 bps of AEBITDA margin
  • Assisted approximately 13,200 homeowners in obtaining modifications and originated approximately 10,700 HARP loans
  • Originations segment funded volumes grew 23% to $6.9 billion as compared to the prior year quarter
  • Reverse Mortgage segment issued $390 million of HMBS during the quarter, continuing its #2 HMBS issuer ranking for the year
  • Completed the consolidation of forward originations and servicing businesses under Ditech brand
  • Completed sale of excess spread securitization of GSE product, generating cash proceeds of approximately $70 million
  • Finalizing arrangements to sell MSRs and an excess servicing spread to WCO, expected to generate cash proceeds of approximately $60 million, with servicing retained by Ditech on the MSR sale
  • S&P raised the rating on the term loan to 'BB-', affirmed the 'B+' issuer credit rating and 'B-' rating on the senior unsecured notes and revised outlook to stable

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Overview

The Company reported a GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2015 of ($76.9) million, or ($2.04) per diluted share, as compared to a GAAP net loss of ($70.8) million, or ($1.88) per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014.  Included in the third quarter net loss are $74.8 million or $1.98 per share of after tax charges resulting from changes in valuation inputs and other assumptions used in the fair value of assets and liabilities carried at fair value.   

Adjusted Earnings for the third quarter of 2015 was $16.6 million after taxes(1), or $0.44 per share(1), a decrease of 54% as compared to the prior year quarter.  Adjusted Earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 reflects the impact of $21.2 million higher realization of cash flows and $6.0 million lower Adjusted Earnings related to the sale of the residual interest in the Residual Trusts.  Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $145.4 million, relatively flat when compared to the prior year quarter.

(1) This calculation assumes an effective tax rate of 38% and 39% for 2015 and 2014, respectively.

"We completed the merger of our forward originations and servicing businesses under the Ditech brand, positioning us to deliver a seamless customer experience, streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies," said Denmar J. Dixon, Walter Investment's Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.  "In addition, we made progress on several of our balance sheet initiatives and will look to continue to build on those accomplishments in the near term.  We had a solid operating quarter across the segments led by the Originations business which grew its funded volumes 23% as compared to the prior year quarter and the Servicing business which delivered 15 bps of AEBITDA margin.  The Reverse business held its #2 HMBS issuer ranking for the year and we added a very capable leader to the business who we believe will greatly enhance our prospects in that sector."

"While we have accomplished many things, we have not yet realized the full intrinsic value of our Company.  Both the sector and Walter Investment have endured a complex operating environment, significant industry changes and challenges over the past 18 - 24 months which I believe have made it difficult for the market to evaluate the fundamental value of the Company.  I firmly believe that we have the platform, strategy and, most importantly, the team in place to execute on our initiatives, drive results and realize the true intrinsic value of the Company.  We are intensifying our efforts to accelerate the execution of the strategy and believe tangible progress in that regard should create a significant opportunity to drive shareholder value.  We are not satisfied, in any way, with the current market valuations and will take all steps necessary to drive long-term value for shareholders."

Third Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Overview

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2015 were $219.4 million, a decrease of $166.6 million compared to the prior year quarter, driven by a $165.2 million decrease in net servicing revenue and fees.  The decrease in net servicing revenue and fees primarily resulted from $174.1 million in higher fair value losses on our servicing rights primarily as a result of decreasing interest rates, higher discount rates used to value our servicing rights and higher realization of expected cash flows, and $10.2 million lower incentive and performance-based fees due to the improving credit quality of the portfolio, partially offset by $11.2 million higher servicing fees, $3.6 million favorable amortization of servicing rights and $3.1 million favorable change in fair value of the excess servicing spread liability.  Additionally, the current quarter had $27.4 million higher net fair value gains on reverse loans resulting primarily from the low interest rate environment and $9.3 million higher other income driven primarily by higher origination fee income.  These favorable variances were offset by $21.0 million lower interest income on loans due to the sale of the residual interests in the seven Residual Trusts in April 2015 and $11.3 million lower net gains on sales of loans driven by a shift in volume mix as compared to the prior year quarter.

Total expenses for the third quarter of 2015 were 7% lower as compared to the third quarter of 2014, declining to $364.1 million.  Results reflect $10.0 million lower interest expense in the current quarter as compared to the prior year quarter primarily due to the sale of the residual interests in the seven Residual Trusts and $11.4 million lower general and administrative expenses primarily driven by accruals in the prior year quarter relating to loss contingencies and legal expenses due to legal and regulatory matters outside of the normal course of business.

Other pre-tax gains for the third quarter of 2015 include an $8.9 million realized gain recognized on the sale of a trading security and a $3.1 million gain for consideration received for the contribution of Marix to Walter Capital Opportunity Corp. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "WCO").

Segments

Results for the Company's segments are presented below.

Servicing

The Servicing segment generated total revenue of $31.2 million in the third quarter of 2015, an 86% decline as compared to third quarter 2014 revenue of $225.7 million.  The decline was primarily comprised of $174.1 million in higher fair value losses on our servicing rights and $21.0 million lower interest income on loans resulting primarily from the sale of the residual interests in the seven Residual Trusts in April 2015. Servicing revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 included $178.7 million of servicing fees, $19.4 million of incentive and performance-based fees and $22.7 million of ancillary and other fees.

Expense for the Servicing segment was $192.7 million, a decline of 16% as compared to the prior year quarter.  The change was driven by a $22.8 million decrease in operational expenses including $24.9 million lower legal related costs primarily due to lower accruals for legal and regulatory matters outside of the ordinary course of business and $7.5 million lower salaries and benefits driven by fewer employees, partially offset by $5.3 million in higher servicing-related costs due to continued growth in our servicing portfolio, $2.7 million in expenses relating to consolidating and re-branding our mortgage loan business as Ditech, a Walter Company, and $1.6 million in additional costs in 2015 to support efficiency and technology-related initiatives.  Additionally, there was $12.8 million lower interest expense primarily as a result of the sale of the residual interests in the seven Residual Trusts in April 2015.  Expenses also included $11.4 million of depreciation and amortization costs.

The segment generated Adjusted Earnings of $14.6 million for the third quarter of 2015 and AEBITDA of $89.2 million, a decline of 69% and 13%, respectively, as compared to the third quarter of 2014.  The variance in Adjusted Earnings as compared to the prior year quarter was primarily due to lower revenues which are adjusted for the impact of changes in fair value due to changes in valuation inputs, partially offset by lower expenses.  These lower revenues include $21.2 million in higher realization of cash flows, which include the effect of accelerated prepayments.

The Servicing segment ended the quarter with approximately 2.1 million total accounts serviced with a UPB of approximately $245.6 billion. During the quarter, the Company experienced a net disappearance rate of 14.4%, slightly higher than the prior year quarter of 14.1% as a result of increased levels of prepayments in the continued low interest rate environment.

Originations

The Originations segment generated revenue of $132.0 million in the third quarter of 2015, flat as compared to the prior year quarter primarily due to a $9.2 million increase in other revenues driven by higher origination fees largely offsetting the $9.9 million decrease in net gains on sales of loans driven by a shift in volume from the higher margin retention channel to the lower margin correspondent channel.  Expenses for the Originations segment of $95.5 million, which include $10.2 million of interest expense and $7.2 million of depreciation and amortization, increased slightly as compared to the prior year quarter, primarily driven by $2.9 million higher depreciation and $1.8 million higher interest expense as a result of a higher volume of loan fundings.

The segment generated Adjusted Earnings of $43.9 million for the third quarter of 2015, relatively flat compared to the prior year quarter.  AEBITDA for the current quarter was $51.0 million, an 11% increase as compared to the third quarter of 2014, primarily due to higher origination fee income, offset partially by lower net gains on sales of loans and higher expenses.

Total pull-through adjusted locked volume for the third quarter was $6.3 billion, compared to $5.0 billion for the third quarter of 2014 as volumes in the correspondent lending channel grew 58%. Funded loans in the current quarter totaled $6.9 billion, with approximately 26% of that volume in the consumer lending channel and approximately 74% generated by the correspondent lending channel.  Funded loans in the third quarter of 2014 totaled $5.6 billion, with approximately 45% of that volume in the consumer lending channel and approximately 55% driven by the correspondent lending channel.  The combined direct margin for the current quarter was 106 bps and included a direct margin of 220 bps in the consumer lending channel which decreased 91 bps as compared to the prior year quarter.  In the correspondent lending channel, overall volume growth combined with a shift to more GNMA production drove margin expansion of 26 bps, as compared to the third quarter of 2014, to 52 bps for the current quarter. 

Reverse Mortgage

The Reverse Mortgage segment generated revenue of $65.4 million for the quarter, a 75% increase as compared to the prior year quarter reflecting higher net fair value gains on reverse loans and related HMBS obligations of $27.4 million, driven primarily by favorable changes in non-cash fair value adjustments due to a lower LIBOR rate at September 30, 2015 as compared to the prior year period. Current quarter revenues included a $52.6 million gain from the net impact of HECM loan and related HMBS obligation fair value adjustments, $11.2 million in net servicing revenue and fees and $1.5 million of other revenues.  Total expenses for the third quarter of $42.9 million remained relatively flat as compared to the prior year period.

The segment reported Adjusted Earnings of $1.0 million and AEBITDA of $2.2 million for the third quarter of 2015 as compared to Adjusted Earnings of $0.6 million and AEBITDA of $1.8 million in the third quarter of 2014 due primarily to

the growth in cash generated from origination, purchase and securitization of HECMs and higher net servicing revenue and fees partially offset by higher expenses.

Securitized volumes increased 34% compared to the prior year quarter as volumes were assisted by an increase in loans that were initiated prior to the Financial Assessment rules going into effect.  Funded origination volumes, excluding tails, decreased 9% as compared to the third quarter of 2014.

Other Non-Reportable Segment

The Other Non-Reportable segment generated revenue of $0.7 million for the third quarter of 2015 as compared to revenue of $3.2 million in the prior year quarter.  The prior year quarter included $2.5 million of asset management performance fees earned by the Investment Management business. Total expenses in the current quarter of $43.0 million, which included $38.4 million related to corporate debt, remained relatively flat as compared to the third quarter of 2014.

The Other non-reportable segment generated Adjusted Loss of ($32.6) million and AEBITDA of $3.1 million for the third quarter of 2015 as compared to Adjusted Loss of ($33.7) million and AEBITDA of $1.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.

About Walter Investment Management Corp.

Walter Investment Management Corp. is a diversified mortgage banking firm focused primarily on the servicing and origination of residential loans, including reverse loans.  Based in Tampa, Fla., the Company has approximately 5,850 employees and services a diverse loan portfolio.  For more information about Walter Investment Management Corp., please visit the Company's website at www.walterinvestment.com.  The information on our website is not a part of this release.

Conference Call Webcast

Members of the Company's leadership team will discuss Walter Investment's third quarter results and other general business matters during a conference call and live webcast to be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.  To listen to the event live or in an archive, and to access presentation slides (which include supplemental information) which will be available for at least 30 days, visit the Company's website at www.walterinvestment.com.

This press release and the accompanying reconciliations include non-GAAP financial measures.  For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, please see the reconciliations as well as "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this press release.

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements. Certain of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "estimates," "assumes," "may," "should," "will," or other similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors, and our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from future results, performance or achievements expressed in these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current beliefs, intentions and expectations. These statements are not guarantees or indicative of future performance. Important assumptions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors, risks and uncertainties described below and in more detail under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2015, June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2015 and in our other filings with the SEC.

In particular (but not by way of limitation), the following important factors, risks and uncertainties could affect our future results, performance and achievements and could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements:

  • our ability to operate our business in compliance with existing and future rules and regulations affecting our business, including those relating to the origination and servicing of residential loans, the management of third-party assets and the insurance industry (including lender-placed insurance), and changes to, and/or more stringent enforcement of, such rules and regulations;
  • increased scrutiny and potential enforcement actions by federal and state authorities;
  • the substantial resources (including senior management time and attention) we devote to, and the significant compliance costs we incur in connection with, regulatory and contractual compliance and regulatory examinations and inquiries, and any consumer redress, fines, penalties or similar payments we make in connection with resolving such matters;
  • uncertainties relating to interest curtailment obligations and any related financial and litigation exposure (including exposure relating to false claims);
  • potential costs and uncertainties, including the effect on future revenues, associated with and arising from litigation, regulatory investigations and other legal proceedings;
  • our dependence on U.S. government-sponsored entities (especially Fannie Mae) and agencies and their residential loan programs and our ability to maintain relationships with, and remain qualified to participate in programs sponsored by, such entities, our ability to satisfy various existing or future GSE, agency and other capital, net worth, liquidity and other financial requirements applicable to our business, and our ability to remain qualified as a GSE approved seller, servicer or component servicer, including the ability to continue to comply with the GSEs' respective residential loan and selling and servicing guides;
  • uncertainties relating to the status and future role of GSEs, and the effects of any changes to the origination and/or servicing requirements of the GSEs or various regulatory authorities or the servicing compensation structure for mortgage servicers pursuant to programs of GSEs or various regulatory authorities;
  • our ability to maintain our loan servicing, loan origination, insurance agency or collection agency licenses, or any other licenses necessary to operate our businesses, or changes to, or our ability to comply with, our licensing requirements;
  • our ability to comply with the servicing standards required by the National Mortgage Settlement;
  • our ability to comply with the terms of the stipulated order resolving allegations arising from an FTC and CFPB investigation of Ditech Financial;
  • operational risks inherent in the mortgage servicing and mortgage originations businesses, including reputational risk;
  • risks related to our substantial levels of indebtedness, including our ability to comply with covenants contained in our debt agreements, generate sufficient cash to service such indebtedness and refinance such indebtedness on favorable terms, as well as our ability to incur substantially more debt;
  • our ability to renew advance financing facilities or warehouse facilities and maintain borrowing capacity under such facilities;
  • our ability to maintain or grow our servicing business and our residential loan originations business;
  • our ability to achieve strategic initiatives, particularly our ability to: raise capital; execute and complete balance sheet management activities; make arrangements with potential capital partners; complete sales of assets to, and enter into other arrangements with, WCO; and develop new business, including acquisitions of MSRs or entering into new sub-servicing arrangements;
  • changes in prepayment rates and delinquency rates on the loans we service or sub-service;
  • the ability of our clients and credit owners to transfer or otherwise terminate our servicing or sub-servicing rights;
  • a downgrade in our servicer ratings or credit ratings;
  • our ability to collect reimbursements for servicing advances and earn and timely receive incentive and performance payments and ancillary fees on our servicing portfolio;
  • our ability to collect indemnification payments and enforce repurchase obligations relating to mortgage loans we purchase from our correspondent clients and our ability to collect indemnification payments relating to servicing rights we purchase from prior servicers;
  • local, regional, national and global economic trends and developments in general, and local, regional and national real estate and residential mortgage market trends in particular, including the volume and pricing of home sales, the credit quality of loan origination customers and uncertainty regarding the levels of mortgage originations and prepayments;
  • uncertainty as to the volume of originations activity we will benefit from prior to, and following, the expiration of HARP, which is scheduled to occur on December 31, 2016, including uncertainty as to the number of "in-the-money" accounts we may be able to refinance;
  • risks associated with the origination, securitization and servicing of reverse mortgages, including changes to reverse mortgage programs operated by FHA, HUD or Ginnie Mae, our ability to accurately estimate interest curtailment liabilities, continued demand for HECM loans and other reverse mortgages, our ability to fund HECM repurchase obligations, our ability to fund principal additions on our HECM loans, and our ability to securitize our HECM loans and tails;
  • our ability to realize all anticipated benefits of past, pending or potential future acquisitions or joint venture investments;
  • the effects of competition on our existing and potential future business, including the impact of competitors with greater financial resources and broader scopes of operation;
  • changes in interest rates and the effectiveness of any hedge we may employ against such changes;
  • risks and potential costs associated with technology and cybersecurity, including: the risks of technology failures and of cyber-attacks against us or our vendors; our ability to adequately respond to actual or alleged cyber-attacks; our ability to implement adequate internal security measures and protect confidential borrower information; and disruptions to our business in connection with the implementation of new technology, the use of new vendors or the transfer of our servers or other infrastructure to new data center facilities;
  • our ability to comply with evolving and complex accounting rules, many of which involve significant judgment and assumptions;
  • uncertainties regarding impairment charges relating to our goodwill or other intangible assets;
  • our ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures;
  • our ability to manage conflicts of interest relating to our investment in WCO; and
  • risks related to our relationship with Walter Energy and uncertainties arising from or relating to its bankruptcy filings, including potential liability for any taxes, interest and/or penalties owed by the Walter Energy consolidated group for the full or partial tax years during which certain of the Company's former subsidiaries were a part of such consolidated group and certain other tax risks allocated to us in connection with our spin-off from Walter Energy.

All of the above factors, risks and uncertainties are difficult to predict and reflect uncertainties that may materially affect actual results and may be beyond our control. New factors, risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for our management to predict all such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements (including those relating to our outlook) contained herein are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore any of these statements included herein may prove to be inaccurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that the results or conditions described in such statements or our objectives and plans will be achieved. We make no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made, except as otherwise required under the federal securities laws. If we were in any particular instance to update or correct a forward-looking statement, investors and others should not conclude that we would make additional updates or corrections thereafter except as otherwise required under the federal securities laws.

Amounts or metrics that relate to future earnings projections are forward-looking and subject to significant business, economic, regulatory and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of us and our management, and are based upon assumptions with respect to future decisions, which are subject to change. Actual results will vary and those variations may be material. Nothing in this report should be regarded as a representation by any person that any target will be achieved and we undertake no duty to update any target. Please refer to the disclosures in this press release, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2015, June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2015 and our other filings with the SEC for important information regarding forward-looking statements and the use and limitations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures. Because we do not predict special items that might occur in the future, and our outlook is developed at a level of detail different than that used to prepare GAAP financial measures, we are not providing a reconciliation to GAAP of any forward-looking financial measures presented herein.

In addition, this press release may contain statements of opinion or belief concerning market conditions and similar matters.  In certain instances, those opinions and beliefs could be based upon general observations by members of our management, anecdotal evidence and/or our experience in the conduct of our business, without specific investigation or statistical analyses. Therefore, while such statements reflect our view of the industries and markets in which we are involved, they should not be viewed as reflecting verifiable views and such views may not be shared by all who are involved in those industries or markets.

 

 

Walter Investment Management Corp. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss

(in thousands, except per share data)

For the Three Months  Ended September 30,

For the Nine Months  Ended September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

REVENUES

Net servicing revenue and fees

$

(1,771)

$

163,411

$

313,031

$

477,179

Net gains on sales of loans

116,218

127,515

360,844

376,160

Interest income on loans

12,410

33,451

62,537

102,091

Net fair value gains on reverse loans and related HMBS obligations

52,644

25,268

90,233

69,440

Insurance revenue

8,763

14,566

34,323

57,760

Other revenues

31,129

21,789

81,715

87,031

Total revenues

219,393

386,000

942,683

1,169,661

EXPENSES

Salaries and benefits

142,088

147,278

432,473

428,677

General and administrative

132,067

143,445

402,814

394,651

Interest expense

66,728

76,722

210,264

226,261

Depreciation and amortization

20,646

17,918

53,371

54,953

Goodwill impairment

56,539

82,269

Other expenses, net

2,595

4,160

8,043

8,363

Total expenses

364,124

389,523

1,163,504

1,195,174

OTHER GAINS (LOSSES)

Other net fair value gains

1,119

16,794

3,573

15,823

Other

12,054

(590)

21,013

(590)

Total other gains (losses)

13,173

16,204

24,586

15,233

Income (loss) before income taxes

(131,558)

12,681

(196,235)

(10,280)

Income tax expense (benefit)

(54,630)

83,484

(50,180)

56,075

Net loss

$

(76,928)

$

(70,803)

$

(146,055)

$

(66,355)

Comprehensive loss

$

(76,793)

$

(71,023)

$

(145,804)

$

(66,566)

Net loss

$

(76,928)

$

(70,803)

$

(146,055)

$

(66,355)

Basic loss per common and common equivalent share

$

(2.04)

$

(1.88)

$

(3.87)

$

(1.76)

Diluted loss per common and common equivalent share

(2.04)

(1.88)

(3.87)

(1.76)

Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares outstanding — basic

37,802

37,707

37,760

37,604

Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares outstanding — diluted

37,802

37,707

37,760

37,604

 

 

Walter Investment Management Corp. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

268,601

$

320,175

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

740,459

733,015

Residential loans at amortized cost, net (includes $4,116 and $10,033 in allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

538,894

1,314,539

Residential loans at fair value

12,729,586

11,832,630

Receivables, net (includes $19,313 and $25,201 at fair value at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

246,775

215,629

Servicer and protective advances, net (includes $113,294 and $112,427 in allowance for uncollectible advances at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

1,529,222

1,761,082

Servicing rights, net (includes $1,639,624 and $1,599,541 at fair value at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

1,752,770

1,730,216

Goodwill

518,929

575,468

Intangible assets, net

87,513

103,503

Premises and equipment, net

104,618

124,926

Other assets (includes $70,678 and $68,151 at fair value at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

258,966

280,794

Total assets

$

18,776,333

$

18,991,977

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Payables and accrued liabilities (includes $36,838 and $30,024 at fair value at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

$

602,454

$

663,829

Servicer payables

633,949

584,567

Servicing advance liabilities

1,209,082

1,365,885

Warehouse borrowings

1,225,437

1,176,956

Excess servicing spread liability at fair value

59,569

66,311

Corporate debt

2,216,123

2,267,799

Mortgage-backed debt (includes $599,389 and $653,167 at fair value at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

1,080,606

1,751,459

HMBS related obligations at fair value

10,745,030

9,951,895

Deferred tax liability, net

58,981

86,617

Total liabilities

17,831,231

17,915,318

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share:

Authorized - 10,000,000 shares

Issued and outstanding - 0 shares at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share:

Authorized - 90,000,000 shares

Issued and outstanding - 37,802,297 and 37,711,623 shares at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

378

377

Additional paid-in capital

614,889

600,643

Retained earnings

329,189

475,244

Accumulated other comprehensive income

646

395

Total stockholders' equity

945,102

1,076,659

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

18,776,333

$

18,991,977

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We manage our Company in three reportable segments: Servicing, Originations and Reverse Mortgage. We measure the performance of our business segments through the following measures: income (loss) before income taxes, Adjusted Earnings (Loss), and Adjusted EBITDA. Management considers Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA, both non-GAAP financial measures, to be important in the evaluation of our business segments and of the Company as a whole, as well as for allocating capital resources to our segments. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA are utilized by management to assess the underlying operational performance of the continuing operations of the business. In addition, analysts, investors, and creditors may use these measures when analyzing our operating performance. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA are not presentations made in accordance with GAAP and our use of these measures and terms may vary from other companies in our industry.

Adjusted Earnings (Loss) is a supplemental metric used by management to evaluate our Company's underlying key drivers and operating performance of the business. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) is defined as income (loss) before income taxes plus changes in fair value due to changes in valuation inputs and other assumptions, estimated settlements and costs for certain legal and regulatory matters, goodwill impairment (if any), certain depreciation and amortization costs related to the increased basis in assets (including servicing rights and sub-servicing contracts) acquired within business combination transactions (or step-up depreciation and amortization), transaction and integration costs, share-based compensation expense, non-cash interest expense, the net impact of the Non-Residual Trusts, fair value to cash adjustments for reverse loans, and certain other cash and non-cash adjustments, primarily including certain non-recurring costs. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) excludes unrealized changes in fair value of MSRs that are based on projections of expected future cash flows and prepayments. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) includes both cash and non-cash gains from mortgage loan origination activities. Non-cash gains are net of non-cash charges or reserves provided. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) includes cash generated from reverse mortgage origination activities. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) may from time to time also include other adjustments, as applicable based upon facts and circumstances, consistent with the intent of providing investors with a supplemental means of evaluating our operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA eliminates the effects of financing, income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) before income taxes, depreciation and amortization, interest expense on corporate debt, amortization of servicing rights and other fair value adjustments, estimated settlements and costs for certain legal and regulatory matters, goodwill impairment (if any), fair value to cash adjustment for reverse loans, non-cash interest income, share-based compensation expense, servicing fee economics, Residual Trusts cash flows, transaction and integration related costs, the net impact of the Non-Residual Trusts and certain other cash and non-cash adjustments primarily including the net provision for the repurchase of loans sold, provision for loan losses and certain non-recurring costs. Adjusted EBITDA includes both cash and non-cash gains from mortgage loan origination activities. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of fair value option accounting on certain assets and liabilities and includes cash generated from reverse mortgage origination activities. Adjusted EBITDA may also include other adjustments, as applicable based upon facts and circumstances, consistent with the intent of providing investors a supplemental means of evaluating our operating performance.

Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to (i) net income (loss) or any other performance measures determined in accordance with GAAP or (ii) operating cash flows determined in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA have important limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of the limitations of these metrics are:

  • Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect cash expenditures for long-term assets and other items that have been and will be incurred, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect certain tax payments that represent reductions in cash available to us;
  • Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for the assets being depreciated and amortized that may have to be replaced in the future;
  • Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect non-cash compensation which is and will remain a key element of our overall long-term incentive compensation package;
  • Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the change in fair value of servicing rights due to changes in valuation inputs or other assumptions; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our corporate debt and excess servicing spread liability, although they do reflect interest expense associated with our servicing advance liabilities, master repurchase agreements, mortgage-backed debt, and HMBS related obligations.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplements. Users of our financial statements are cautioned not to place undue reliance on Adjusted Earnings (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA.

 

Walter Investment Management Corp.

Segment Results of Operations and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2015

(in thousands)

Servicing

Originations

Reverse Mortgage

Other

Eliminations

Total Consolidated

REVENUES:

Servicing revenue and fees

$

(9,859)

$

$

11,247

$

$

(3,159)

$

(1,771)

Gain on loan sales, net

(2,286)

117,580

924

116,218

Interest income on loans

12,397

13

12,410

Insurance revenue

8,763

8,763

Net fair value gains on reverse loans and related HMBS obligations

52,644

52,644

Other income

22,171

14,433

1,504

739

(7,718)

31,129

Total revenues

31,186

132,026

65,395

739

(9,953)

219,393

EXPENSES:

Interest expense

17,303

10,211

843

38,371

66,728

Depreciation and amortization

11,437

7,204

2,001

4

20,646

Other expenses, net

163,992

78,093

40,008

4,610

(9,953)

276,750

Total expenses

192,732

95,508

42,852

42,985

(9,953)

364,124

OTHER GAINS (LOSSES)

Net fair value gains (losses)

(213)

1,332

1,119

Other

8,937

3,117

12,054

Total other gains (losses)

8,724

4,449

13,173

Income (loss) before income taxes

(152,822)

36,518

22,543

(37,797)

(131,558)

ADJUSTED EARNINGS (LOSS)

Changes in fair value due to changes in valuation inputs and other assumptions

147,900

147,900

Step-up depreciation and amortization

6,945

5,068

1,329

13,342

Step-up amortization of sub-servicing rights

4,737

4,737

Non-cash interest expense

375

2,759

3,134

Share-based compensation expense

3,346

1,487

929

154

5,916

Fair value to cash adjustment for reverse loans

(27,441)

(27,441)

Curtailment expense

450

450

Legal and regulatory matters

2,158

2,158

Other

4,091

801

999

2,315

8,206

Total adjustments

167,394

7,356

(21,576)

5,228

158,402

Adjusted Earnings (Loss)

14,572

43,874

967

(32,569)

26,844

ADJUSTED EBITDA

Amortization of servicing rights and other fair value adjustments

68,098

499

68,597

Interest expense on debt

2,270

1

35,612

37,883

Depreciation and amortization

4,492

2,136

672

4

7,304

Other

(232)

4,950

76

22

4,816

Total adjustments

74,628

7,086

1,248

35,638

118,600

Adjusted EBITDA

$

89,200

$

50,960

$

2,215

$

3,069

$

$

145,444

 

 

Walter Investment Management Corp.

Segment Results of Operations and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014

(in thousands)

Servicing

Originations

Reverse Mortgage

Other

Eliminations

Total Consolidated

REVENUES:

Servicing revenue and fees

$

156,755

$

$

9,232

$

$

(2,576)

$

163,411

Gain on loan sales, net

127,515

127,515

Interest income on loans

33,402

49

33,451

Insurance revenue

14,566

14,566

Net fair value gains on reverse loans and related HMBS obligations

25,268

25,268

Other income

21,007

5,198

2,922

3,150

(10,488)

21,789

Total revenues

225,730

132,762

37,422

3,150

(13,064)

386,000

EXPENSES:

Interest expense

30,082

8,368

852

37,420

76,722

Depreciation and amortization

11,316

4,302

2,296

4

17,918

Other expenses, net

186,770

77,621

37,774

5,782

(13,064)

294,883

Total expenses

228,168

90,291

40,922

43,206

(13,064)

389,523

OTHER GAINS (LOSSES)

Net fair value gains (losses)

(274)

17,068

16,794

Other

(590)

(590)

Total other gains (losses)

(864)

17,068

16,204

Income (loss) before income taxes

(3,302)

42,471

(3,500)

(22,988)

12,681

ADJUSTED EARNINGS (LOSS)

Changes in fair value due to changes in valuation inputs and other assumptions

1,724

1,724

Step-up depreciation and amortization

6,227

2,332

1,726

10,285

Step-up amortization of sub-servicing contracts

7,833

7,833

Non-cash interest expense

706

2,489

3,195

Share-based compensation expense

1,849

779

478

164

3,270

Fair value to cash adjustments for reverse loans

(5,109)

(5,109)

Legal and regulatory matters

31,645

5,542

37,187

Other

4

85

1,457

(13,348)

(11,802)

Total adjustments

49,988

3,196

4,094

(10,695)

46,583

Adjusted Earnings (Loss)

46,686

45,667

594

(33,683)

59,264

ADJUSTED EBITDA

Amortization of servicing rights and other fair value adjustments

47,228

651

47,879

Interest expense on debt

2,674

5

34,931

37,610

Depreciation and amortization

5,089

1,970

570

4

7,633

Other

1,139

(1,575)

11

57

(368)

Total adjustments

56,130

395

1,237

34,992

92,754

Adjusted EBITDA

$

102,816

$

46,062

$

1,831

$

1,309

$

$

152,018

 

 

Walter Investment Management Corp.

Segment Results of Operations and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015

(in thousands)

Servicing

Originations

Reverse Mortgage

Other

Eliminations

Total Consolidated

REVENUES:

Servicing revenue and fees

$

286,405

$

$

34,568

$

$

(7,942)

$

313,031

Gain on loan sales, net

1,418

358,600

(98)

924

360,844

Interest income on loans

62,487

50

62,537

Insurance revenue

34,323

34,323

Net fair value gains on reverse loans and related HMBS obligations

90,233

90,233

Other income

64,512

32,378

4,791

4,886

(24,852)

81,715

Total revenues

449,145

391,028

129,494

4,886

(31,870)

942,683

EXPENSES:

Interest expense

67,062

27,958

3,074

112,170

210,264

Depreciation and amortization

34,322

13,083

5,955

11

53,371

Goodwill impairment

56,539

56,539

Other expenses, net

474,548

238,706

145,800

16,146

(31,870)

843,330

Total expenses

575,932

279,747

211,368

128,327

(31,870)

1,163,504

OTHER GAINS (LOSSES)

Net fair value gains (losses)

(545)

4,118

3,573

Other

6,134

14,879

21,013

Total other gains (losses)

5,589

18,997

24,586

Income (loss) before income taxes

(121,198)

111,281

(81,874)

(104,444)

(196,235)

ADJUSTED EARNINGS (LOSS)

Goodwill impairment

56,539

56,539

Changes in fair value due to changes in valuation inputs and other assumptions

157,312

157,312

Step-up depreciation and amortization

20,912

6,856

3,985

31,753

Step-up amortization of sub-servicing rights

14,564

14,564

Non-cash interest expense

1,493

7,983

9,476

Share-based compensation expense

8,474

3,737

1,749

385

14,345

Fair value to cash adjustment for reverse loans

(7,647)

(7,647)

Curtailment expense

23,012

23,012

Legal and regulatory matters

2,218

5,020

7,238

Other

7,322

1,544

1,429

7,321

17,616

Total adjustments

212,295

12,137

84,087

15,689

324,208

Adjusted Earnings (Loss)

91,097

123,418

2,213

(88,755)

127,973

ADJUSTED EBITDA

Amortization of servicing rights and other fair value adjustments

184,019

1,576

185,595

Interest expense on debt

6,987

2

104,187

111,176

Depreciation and amortization

13,410

6,227

1,970

11

21,618

Other

(5,640)

7,493

175

109

2,137

Total adjustments

198,776

13,720

3,723

104,307

320,526

Adjusted EBITDA

$

289,873

$

137,138

$

5,936

$

15,552

$

$

448,499

 

 

Walter Investment Management Corp.

Segment Results of Operations and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

(in thousands)

Servicing

Originations

Reverse Mortgage

Other

Eliminations

Total Consolidated

REVENUES:

Servicing revenue and fees

$

458,781

$

$

25,619

$

$

(7,221)

$

477,179

Gain on loan sales, net

376,160

376,160

Interest income on loans

102,042

49

102,091

Insurance revenue

57,760

57,760

Net fair value gains on reverse loans and related HMBS obligations

69,440

69,440

Other income

55,593

16,066

8,949

40,076

(33,653)

87,031

Total revenues

674,176

392,275

104,008

40,076

(40,874)

1,169,661

EXPENSES:

Interest expense

91,277

21,828

2,486

110,670

226,261

Depreciation and amortization

35,027

12,901

7,014

11

54,953

Goodwill impairment

82,269

82,269

Other expenses, net

505,795

242,447

110,518

13,805

(40,874)

831,691

Total expenses

632,099

277,176

202,287

124,486

(40,874)

1,195,174

OTHER GAINS (LOSSES)

Net fair value gains (losses)

(1,762)

17,585

15,823

Other

(590)

(590)

Total other gains (losses)

(2,352)

17,585

15,233

Income (loss) before income taxes

39,725

115,099

(98,279)

(66,825)

(10,280)

ADJUSTED EARNINGS (LOSS)

Goodwill impairment

82,269

82,269

Changes in fair value due to changes in valuation inputs and other assumptions

70,718

70,718

Step-up depreciation and amortization

20,486

7,628

5,400

1

33,515

Step-up amortization of sub-servicing rights

23,980

23,980

Non-cash interest expense

3,343

7,201

10,544

Share-based compensation expense

6,783

2,654

1,723

411

11,571

Fair value to cash adjustment for reverse loans

(6,331)

(6,331)

Legal and regulatory matters

44,837

5,542

50,379

Other

964

5,860

5,312

(9,257)

2,879

Total adjustments

171,111

16,142

93,915

(1,644)

279,524

Adjusted Earnings (Loss)

210,836

131,241

(4,364)

(68,469)

269,244

ADJUSTED EBITDA

Amortization of servicing rights and other fair value adjustments

113,135

2,094

115,229

Interest expense on debt

2,725

23

103,469

106,217

Depreciation and amortization

14,541

5,273

1,614

10

21,438

Other

8,942

(1,779)

(35)

(41)

7,087

Total adjustments

139,343

3,494

3,696

103,438

249,971

Adjusted EBITDA

$

350,179

$

134,735

$

(668)

$

34,969

$

$

519,215

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes to

Non-GAAP AEBITDA

(in millions)

For the Three Months Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2015

September 30,

 2014

September 30, 2015

September 30,

 2014

Income (loss) before income taxes

$

(131.6)

$

12.7

$

(196.2)

$

(10.3)

Add/(Subtract):

Goodwill impairment

56.5

82.3

Amortization of servicing rights and other fair value adjustments

221.2

57.4

357.5

209.9

Interest expense

41.0

40.8

120.7

116.7

Depreciation and amortization

20.6

17.9

53.4

55.0

Curtailment expense

0.5

23.0

Share-based compensation expense

5.9

3.3

14.3

11.6

Fair value to cash adjustment for reverse loans

(27.4)

(5.1)

(7.6)

(6.3)

Legal and regulatory matters

2.2

37.2

7.2

50.4

Other

13.0

(12.2)

19.7

9.9

Sub-total

277.0

139.3

644.7

529.5

Adjusted EBITDA

$

145.4

$

152.0

$

448.5

$

519.2

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes to

Non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings

(in millions, except per share amounts)

For the Three Months Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2015

September 30,

 2014

September 30, 2015

September 30,

 2014

Income (loss) before income taxes

$

(131.6)

$

12.7

$

(196.2)

$

(10.3)

Add/(Subtract):

Goodwill impairment

56.5

82.3

Changes in fair value due to changes in valuation inputs and other assumptions

147.9

1.7

157.3

70.7

Curtailment expense

0.5

23.0

Step-up depreciation and amortization

13.3

10.3

31.8

33.5

Step-up amortization of sub-servicing rights

4.7

7.8

14.6

24.0

Share-based compensation expense

5.9

3.3

14.3

11.6

Non-cash interest expense

3.1

3.2

9.5

10.5

Fair value to cash adjustment for reverse loans

(27.4)

(5.1)

(7.6)

(6.3)

Legal and regulatory matters

2.2

37.2

7.2

50.4

Other

8.2

(11.8)

17.6

2.9

Adjusted Earnings

$

26.8

$

59.3

$

128.0

$

269.3

Adjusted Earnings after tax (38% in 2015 and 39% in 2014)

16.6

36.2

79.3

164.2

Adjusted Earnings after taxes per common and common equivalent share.

$

0.44

$

0.96

$

2.10

$

4.37

 

SOURCE Walter Investment Management Corp.



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