Ocwen Financial Announces Operating Results for Second Quarter 2014
- Income from operations up 22% to $207.6 million
- Over $200 million returned to shareholders through buybacks since April 1, 2014
ATLANTA, July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation, (NYSE:OCN), a leading financial services holding company, today reported Net income of $67.0 million, or $0.48 per share, for the second quarter of 2014 compared to Net income of $76.7 million, or $0.53 per share, for the second quarter of 2013. Ocwen generated revenue of $553.1 million, up 2% compared to the second quarter of 2013. Income from operations grew by 22% to $207.6 million for the second quarter of 2014 as compared to $170.0 million for the second quarter of 2013.
Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $142.8 million, or $1.02 per share, as compared to $121.9 million, or $0.84 per share, for the same period in 2013. Revenue in the first half of 2014 increased 16% from the first half of 2013 to a total of $1.1 billion.
Pre-tax earnings on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2014 were $77.2 million, a 12% decrease as compared to the second quarter of 2013. Ocwen's normalized pre-tax earnings for the second quarter of 2014 were $110.2 million, a 7% decrease from the first quarter of 2014-a). Normalized pretax earnings were impacted by a 2% increase in operating expenses and higher interest expense resulting from Ocwen's recent debt issuances.
During the second quarter of 2014, Ocwen incurred a total of $33.0 million in normalized expenses, including $19.3 million in MSR-related fair value adjustments, $8.3 million of on-going integration and technology-related expenses and $5.4 million of compensation expense associated with the surrender of stock options in the quarter.
"Our normalized pretax earnings were lower in the quarter as a result of significant compliance and regulatory-related costs and higher interest expense," commented Bill Erbey, Ocwen's Executive Chairman. "However, I am pleased to report that income in our Lending businesses improved over last quarter. Our Forward Lending business was up 26% over the first quarter of 2014 driven by better expense performance, and our Reverse Lending business delivered a pretax GAAP loss of only $(2) million, a $5 million improvement over the first quarter of 2014, driven primarily by higher margins. We continue to believe that the loans originated by our Reverse Lending business during the past two quarters will generate significant future profits as homeowners utilize their available credit lines."
Mr. Erbey continued, "We are excited to see an increase in modification offers in the second quarter as well as July after a decline in March. This can be a leading indicator of strong Servicing results in the future. Our transition-related expenses continue to decrease as we make progress integrating our ResCap acquisition. On the other hand, we continue to add significant compliance and regulatory-related costs that more than offset our integration savings in the quarter."
"Additionally, in the quarter we repurchased over 2.6 million shares of common stock. From April 1st through July 28th, Ocwen has returned over $200 million to shareholders through a combination of repurchases under our $500 million share purchase program and repurchases of common stock issued as a result of the conversion of our Series A convertible preferred stock."
"Finally, in the area of new business, we expect to begin investing in residential mortgage backed securities where Ocwen is the servicer in the third quarter of 2014. We also are actively working on launching a second new business platform about which we expect to provide more details in the coming quarters."
Second Quarter 2014 Business Highlights
- On May 12, 2014, Ocwen completed the issuance and sale of $350.0 million of 6.625% Senior Notes due 2019 in a private offering. The company received net proceeds of $343.8 million after deducting underwriting fees and offering expenses. The notes are general senior unsecured obligations and will mature on May 15, 2019.
- Completed 27,468 loan modifications with HAMP modifications accounting for 42% of the total. Modifications that included some principal reduction accounted for 50% of total modifications.
- The constant pre-payment rate ("CPR") increased from 11.2% in the first quarter of 2014 to 12.9% in the second quarter of 2014 driven by higher total debt payoffs, REO sales and amortization. In the second quarter of 2014, prime CPR was 14.4%, and non-prime CPR was 11.3%.
- Delinquencies declined from 13.8% at March 31, 2014 to 12.9% at June 30, 2014.
- Deferred servicing fees ("DSF") related to delinquent borrower payments amounted to $561.8 million at the end of the quarter. Ocwen does not recognize DSF as revenue until collected, and it does not accrue DSF on its balance sheet.
- Originated forward and reverse mortgage loans with UPB of $1.2 billion and $145 million, respectively.
- Lending operations delivered $7.1 million of pre-tax profit, up substantially from the first quarter of 2014.
- Ocwen completed the repurchase of 2,603,334 shares of its common stock for a total outlay of $92.3 million.
Subsequent Events and Updates
- On July 14, 2014, holders of our Series A convertible preferred stock elected to convert the remaining 62,000 shares into 1,950,296 shares of common stock. On the same date, Ocwen repurchased all 1,950,296 converted shares of common stock for $72.3 million.
- In July 2014, Ocwen completed the repurchase of an additional 1,213,407 common shares for $43.9 million.
"Although many other servicers continue to focus their efforts on foreclosures and short sales which displace families from their homes and communities, we continue to strive to reduce delinquencies and loan losses by keeping more families in their homes through sensible repayment and loan modification plans," said Ron Faris, President and CEO. "As reported in the most recent Making Home Affordable Program Performance Report through May 2014, Ocwen has completed 279,834 HAMP first lien modifications, more than any other servicer. We have completed 63,422 HAMP principal reduction modifications, more than the next three highest competitors combined. Even more impressive is the fact that for homeowners who were not accepted for HAMP or who were disqualified from HAMP, Ocwen has the lowest foreclosure rate and the highest alternative modification and repayment plan rate. In other words, a family who has its home loan serviced by Ocwen has a significantly better chance of remaining in their home than if their loan is serviced by other large servicers. As third party studies have confirmed, Ocwen's superior results in helping consumers avoid foreclosure through sustainable loan modifications also result in improved cash flow, lower delinquency rates and lower expected losses for loan investors. We have always been a strong supporter of the Making Home Affordable Program, and we are extremely proud that twenty percent of all active first lien HAMP modifications are serviced by Ocwen, a rate 33% greater than the next highest servicer."
"We continue to work closely with national and local non-profit consumer advocacy groups to better serve our customers, neighborhoods and communities. We recently held our fifth annual Housing Advocacy and Policy Forum which brought together senior leaders from housing advocacy and policy groups, the mortgage industry and several federal government agencies. We have also officially established our Community Advisory Council to collaboratively further our shared goal of continuing to keep more families in their homes."
"Our ability to continue to lower delinquencies, lower losses and keep families in their homes, benefits all stakeholders including our shareholders, lenders, loan investors and consumers."
About Ocwen Financial Corporation
Ocwen Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the servicing and origination of mortgage loans. Ocwen is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has additional offices and operations in the District of Columbia, California, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, the United States Virgin Islands, India, the Philippines and Uruguay. Utilizing proprietary technology, global infrastructure and world-class training and processes, we provide solutions that help homeowners and make our clients' loans worth more. Additional information is available at www.Ocwen.com.
Webcast and Conference call
The Company will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results for the second quarter of 2014.
The conference call will be webcast live over the internet from the Company's website at www.Ocwen.com, click on the "Shareholder Relations" section. A replay of the conference call will be available via the website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately 30 days.
Forward Looking Statements
This news 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. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Forward-looking statements and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: uncertainty related to legislation, regulations, regulatory agency actions, government programs and policies, industry initiatives and evolving best servicing practices; uncertainty related to claims, litigation and investigations brought by government agencies and private parties regarding our servicing, foreclosure, modification and other practices; the characteristics of our servicing portfolio, including prepayment speeds along with delinquency and advance rates; our ability to grow and adapt our business, including the availability of new loan servicing and other accretive business opportunities; uncertainty related to acquisitions, including our ability to close acquisitions and to integrate the systems, procedures and personnel of acquired assets and businesses; our ability to effectively manage our regulatory and contractual compliance obligations; the adequacy of our financial resources, including our sources of liquidity and ability to fund and recover advances, repay borrowings and comply with debt covenants; uncertainty related to general economic and market conditions, delinquency rates, home prices and disposition timelines on foreclosed properties; as well as other risks detailed in Ocwen's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. No assurances can be given as to the amount of shares that Ocwen may repurchase pursuant to its share repurchase program or otherwise in any given period. Ocwen may use SEC Rule 10b5-1 plans in connection with its share repurchase program. Anyone wishing to understand Ocwen's business should review its SEC filings. Ocwen's forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for our ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Ocwen may post information that is important to investors on its website.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as our references to "normalized pre-tax earnings." We believe these non-GAAP financial measures may provide additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior periods. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, Ocwen's reported results under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Other companies may use non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar titles that are calculated differently to our non-GAAP financial measures. As a result, comparability may be limited. Further information regarding these measures may be found on Ocwen's website.
|(a- 1Q'14 normalization adjusted to reflect inclusion of $5.1 MSR-related fair value impact.|
|Residential Servicing Statistics (Dollars in thousands)|
|At or for the three months ended|
|June 30,||March 31,||December 31,||September 30,||June 30,|
|Total unpaid principal balance of loans and REO serviced||$ 435,119,848||$ 449,570,596||$ 464,651,332||$ 434,819,426||$ 436,255,383|
|Non-performing loans and REO serviced as a % of total UPB (1)||12.9%||13.8%||14.5%||14.6%||14.4%|
|Prepayment speed (average CPR)(2)||12.9%(3)||11.2%||13.1%||15.8%||20.8%|
(1)||Performing loans include those loans that are less than 90 days past due and those loans for which borrowers are making scheduled payments under loan modification, forbearance or bankruptcy plans. We consider all other loans to be non-performing.|
|(2)||Constant Prepayment Rate for the prior three months.|
|(3)||Includes average CPR of 14.4% for prime loans and 11.3% for non-prime loans.|
|Segment Results (Dollars in thousands) (UNAUDITED)|
|Three Months||Six Months|
|For the Periods Ended June 30,||2014||2013||2014||2013|
|Revenue||$ 520,480||$ 509,880||$ 1,041,302||$ 885,570|
|Income from operations||222,379||227,229||435,269||391,308|
|Other expense, net||(130,851)||(89,509)||(249,861)||(206,069)|
|Income before income taxes||$ 91,528||$ 137,720||$ 185,408||$ 185,239|
|Revenue||$ 31,166||$ 33,735||$ 59,933||$ 47,643|
|Income from operations||4,002||4,794||1,304||7,602|
|Other income, net||3,051||5,327||6,328||7,545|
|Income before income taxes||$ 7,053||$ 10,121||$ 7,632||$ 15,147|
|Corporate Items and Other|
|Revenue||$ 1,467||$ 1,241||$ 3,180||$ 17,954|
|Loss from operations||(18,770)||(62,007)||(26,895)||(66,262)|
|Other income (expense), net||(2,634)||1,676||(8)||4,721|
|Loss before income taxes||$ (21,404)||$ (60,331)||$ (26,903)||$ (61,541)|
|Revenue||$ (39)||$ (44)||$ (80)||$ (89)|
|Loss from operations||—||—||—||—|
|Other income, net||—||—||—||—|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||$ —||$ —||$ —||$ —|
|Consolidated income before income taxes||$ 77,177||$ 87,510||$ 166,137||$ 138,845|
|OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(Dollars in thousands, except share data)|
|Three Months||Six Months|
|For the Periods Ended June 30,||2014||2013||2014||2013|
|Servicing and subservicing fees||$ 491,673||$ 482,632||$ 982,132||$ 850,125|
|Gain on loans held for sale, net||38,836||36,478||82,823||44,650|
|Compensation and benefits||110,602||117,999||216,239||212,625|
|Amortization of mortgage servicing rights||63,198||70,369||125,292||118,252|
|Servicing and origination||35,787||31,888||79,734||55,504|
|Technology and communications||39,997||33,877||76,973||63,889|
|Occupancy and equipment||25,756||25,596||57,807||43,845|
|Other operating expenses||39,480||28,415||86,571||44,177|
|Total operating expenses||345,463||374,796||694,657||618,430|
|Income from operations||207,611||170,016||409,678||332,648|
|Other income (expense)|
|Gain (loss) on debt redemption||356||3,192||2,609||(13,838)|
|Other expense, net||(130,434)||(82,506)||(243,541)||(193,803)|
|Income before income taxes||77,177||87,510||166,137||138,845|
|Income tax expense||10,165||10,789||23,294||16,977|
|Net income attributable to non-controlling interests||(57)||—||(42)||—|
|Net income attributable to Ocwen stockholders||66,955||76,721||142,801||121,868|
|Preferred stock dividends||(582)||(1,519)||(1,163)||(3,004)|
|Deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion feature of preferred stock||(415)||(1,086)||(831)||(2,172)|
|Net income attributable to Ocwen common stockholders||$ 65,958||$ 74,116||$ 140,807||$ 116,692|
|Earnings per share attributable to Ocwen common stockholders|
|Basic||$ 0.49||$ 0.55||$ 1.05||$ 0.86|
|Diluted||$ 0.48||$ 0.53||$ 1.02||$ 0.84|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
|OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(Dollars in thousands, except share data)|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash||$ 259,471||$ 178,512|
|Mortgage servicing rights ($104,220 and $116,029 carried at fair value)||2,001,720||2,069,381|
|Match funded advances||2,517,577||2,552,383|
|Loans held for sale ($410,335 and $503,753 carried at fair value)||501,843||566,660|
|Loans held for investment - reverse mortgages, at fair value||1,107,626||618,018|
|Deferred tax assets, net||97,907||116,558|
|Premises and equipment, net||47,990||53,786|
|Total assets||$ 8,363,978||$ 7,927,990|
|Liabilities, Mezzanine Equity and Equity Liabilities|
|Match funded liabilities||$ 2,072,517||$ 2,364,814|
|Financing liabilities ($1,033,712 and $615,576 carried at fair value)||1,863,576||1,284,229|
|Other secured borrowings||1,685,746||1,777,669|
|Senior unsecured notes||350,000||—|
|Series A Perpetual Convertible Preferred stock, $01 par value; 200,000 shares authorized; 62,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively; redemption value $62,000 plus accrued and unpaid dividends||61,192||60,361|
|Ocwen Financial Corporation (Ocwen) stockholders' equity|
|Common stock, $.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 132,771,321 and 135,176,271 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively||1,328||1,352|
|Additional paid-in capital||733,737||818,427|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes||(9,171)||(10,151)|
|Total Ocwen stockholders' equity||1,853,395||1,796,322|
|Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries||2,568||—|
|Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and equity||$ 8,363,978||$ 7,927,990|
|Normalized Pre-Tax Income Summary (Dollars in Millions)|
|Three Months Ended|
|March 31, |
|June 30, |
|June 30, |
|GAAP Income before income taxes||$ 89.0||$ 77.2||$ 87.5|
|Transition and transaction related expenses||23.4||8.0||26.5|
|Funding related expenses||--||0.3||--|
|MSR-Related Fair Value Change||5.1||19.3||(12.6)|
|Normalized income before income taxes||$ 119.1||$ 110.2||$ 153.3|
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