Ocwen Reports Q2 EPS of $0.25, Revenue up 39% to $105.8 Million, Income From Operations up 103% to $63.6 Million and Net Income up 64% to $26.4 Million
ATLANTA, Aug. 4, 2011 -- Ocwen Financial Corporation ("Ocwen" or the "Company") (NYSE:OCN) today reported Net income of $26.4 million or $0.25 per share for the second quarter of 2011. This compares with Net income of $16.0 million or $0.15 per share for the second quarter of 2010. In the second quarter of 2011, the Company incurred $0.5 million in expenses related to the Litton transaction (see highlights below) and $0.7 million in incremental amortization of the up-front fees and original issue discount on its Senior Secured Term Loan (SSTL) related to the final prepayment of this loan. Normalizing for these items, Net income would have been $27.2 million or $0.25 per share. The second quarter of 2010 included $11.1 million in pre-tax normalizing items resulting in normalized Net income of $23.2 million or $0.23 per share.
Income from operations was $63.6 million for the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $31.3 million for the second quarter of 2010, up 103%. Revenue for the second quarter was $105.8 million, up 39% compared to the second quarter of 2010.
Second quarter business performance highlights:
- Signed a definitive agreement, on June 5, 2011, to acquire Litton Loan Servicing, LP, a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., including a servicing portfolio of approximately $41.2 billion in unpaid principal balance (as of March 31, 2011), a servicing platform, with primary offices in Texas and Georgia, and certain interest-only servicing strips. Simultaneously with the anticipated closing on September 1, 2011, Ocwen plans on issuing a new senior secured term loan for $575 million.
- Completed 16,825 loan modifications of which 21% were HAMP modifications which was within our guidance of 14,500 to 17,500.
- Generated cash flow from operations for the second quarter of 2011 of $262.3 million.
- Reduced servicing advances by $225.8 million, or 12%.
- Fully repaid the remaining $26.3 million balance on the SSTL obtained last year in connection with our acquisition of the HomEq servicing business from Barclays Bank.
- Boarded 13,375 non-agency seasoned loans with an unpaid principal balance of $2.9 billion under a subservicing contract which contributed $1.1 billion in average UPB in the quarter.
"In the second quarter, we combined solid operating results with strong new business activity. When we close the Litton acquisition in the third quarter, it will increase the UPB that we service to over $100 billion." said Ron Faris, President and CEO. "With our proven track record, we are unsurpassed among special servicers in our ability to efficiently take on large portfolios. And, because of our industry-leading technology and cost-structure, we are able to do this with only modest additions to infrastructure."
Faris added, "As we had expected, the number of loan modifications declined from a record 24,502 in the prior quarter to 16,825 in the second quarter, which is still at the higher end of the anticipated range. Moreover, despite continued headwinds from a slow recovery in the housing market, we reduced non-performing loans and REO from 24.7% of our UPB in the first quarter to 24.2% in the second quarter. Had it not been for the boarding of a highly delinquent subservicing portfolio, the drop in non-performing loans would have been nearly a full percentage point."
Chairman William Erbey stated, "I am particularly pleased that our continued robust cash-flow allows us to complete the Litton acquisition without issuing new equity. Upon closing the Litton acquisition, Ocwen will become the largest non-prime servicer. The company is well-positioned to take advantage of unique growth opportunities offered by continued consolidation of private-label servicing and increased demand for special servicing." Erbey added, "We continue to make progress toward our goal of selling mortgage servicing assets to a new entity, Home Loan Servicing Solutions, while retaining a servicing contract. This is a part of our strategic plan for Ocwen to become an 'equity-light' fee-for-service business."
The following items affected the results for the second quarter of 2010 and should be considered when comparing with 2011:
- $5.1 million litigation accrual reflecting an agreement to settle the MDL Proceeding.
- Non-cash write off of a $3.0 million interest in a real estate partnership deemed uncollectible during the quarter.
- A loss of $1.7 million from the sale of $46.8 million of auction rate securities.
- Professional services of $1.2 million incurred as part of the announced acquisition of HomEq.
Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $48.4 million or $0.45 per share as compared to $36.9 million or $0.35 per share for the same period in 2010.
In comparison to the second quarter of 2010, revenue was 39% higher, driven by growth in the portfolio as unpaid principal balance serviced increased from $55.2 billion at June 30, 2010 to $70.8 billion at June 30, 2011. Operating expenses declined by $0.4 million or 1% in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to 2010. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2010 included the $5.1 million accrual established in connection with the settlement of the MDL Proceeding. Operating expenses, excluding these costs, increased for the second quarter of 2011 because of portfolio growth which resulted in higher amortization of mortgage servicing rights and increased staffing.
Other expense, net increased by $8.7 million primarily due to interest expense on borrowings related to the HomEq acquisition and $0.8 million in hedge ineffectiveness.
Corporate Items and Other
In the second quarter of 2011, Loss before income taxes was $1.9 million as compared to $8.2 million in the second quarter of 2010. In the second quarter of 2010, we wrote off a $3.0 million interest in a real estate partnership and realized a loss of $1.7 million on the sale of auction rate securities. The loss in the second quarter of 2011 is mainly comprised of $1.6 million in losses on loans held for resale and $0.7 million in losses on our equity interest in two asset management vehicles.
Ocwen Financial Corporation is a leading provider of residential and commercial loan servicing, special servicing and asset management services. Ocwen is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in West Palm Beach and Orlando, Florida, and Washington, DC and support operations in India and Uruguay. Utilizing advanced technology 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.
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, including, but not limited to, successful completion of the Litton transaction, future liquidity and cost-effective resources in India. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, 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: general economic and market conditions, prevailing interest or currency exchange rates, governmental regulations and policies, international political and economic uncertainty, availability of adequate and timely sources of liquidity, federal income tax rates, real estate market conditions and trends and the outcome of ongoing litigation as well as other risks detailed in Ocwen's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and should not be relied upon. Ocwen undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements.
This news release contains references to "normalized" results, which are non-GAAP performance measures. We believe these non-GAAP performance measures may provide additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior periods. Non-GAAP performance measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
|Residential Servicing Statistics (Dollars in thousands)|
|At or for the three months ended|
|Total unpaid principal balance of loans and REO serviced||$ 70,830,567||$ 70,542,961||$ 73,886,391||$ 76,140,022||$ 55,244,576|
|Non-performing loans and REO serviced as a % of total UPB (1)||24.2%||24.7%||27.3%||27.2%||26.2%|
|Prepayment speed (average CPR)||14.3%||13.9%||12.6%||12.6%||13.1%|
|(1) Non-performing loans exclude those serviced under special servicing agreements where we have no obligation to advance.|
|Segment Results (Dollars in thousands) (UNAUDITED)|
|Three months||Six months|
|For the periods ended June 30,||2011||2010||2011||2010|
|Revenue||$ 105,493||$ 75,759||$ 216,362||$ 151,212|
|Income from operations||64,694||34,518||135,781||79,184|
|Other expense, net||(21,803)||(13,093)||(58,110)||(25,253)|
|Income before income taxes||$ 42,891||$ 21,425||$ 77,671||$ 53,931|
|Corporate Items and Other|
|Revenue||$ 635||$ 601||$ 1,107||$ 1,138|
|Loss from operations||(995)||(3,028)||(2,094)||(7,073)|
|Other expense, net||(860)||(5,135)||(52)||(2,151)|
|Loss before income taxes||$ (1,855)||$ (8,163)||$ (2,146)||$ (9,224)|
|Revenue||$ (291)||$ (407)||$ (626)||(811)|
|Loss from operations||(116)||(195)||(297)||(407)|
|Other income, net||116||195||297||407|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||$ --||$ --||$ --||$ --|
|Consolidated income before income taxes||$ 41,036||$ 13,262||$ 75,525||$ 44,707|
|OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(Dollars in thousands, except share data)|
|For the periods ended June 30,||Three months||Six months|
|Servicing and subservicing fees||$ 95,837||$ 65,936||$ 198,342||$ 132,416|
|Process management fees||9,140||8,315||16,936||16,221|
|Compensation and benefits||15,253||13,089||30,040||25,866|
|Amortization of mortgage servicing rights||9,926||7,854||18,849||14,229|
|Servicing and origination||1,301||2,458||3,223||3,049|
|Technology and communications||6,373||6,191||13,245||11,855|
|Occupancy and equipment||4,153||3,870||8,283||8,316|
|Other operating expenses||1,978||2,062||4,159||4,131|
|Total operating expenses||42,254||44,658||83,453||79,835|
|Income from operations||63,583||31,295||133,390||71,704|
|Other income (expense)|
|Loss on trading securities||--||(1,710)||--||(945)|
|Loss on loans held for resale, net||(1,616)||(1,049)||(2,520)||(2,087)|
|Equity in (loss) earnings of unconsolidated entities||(680)||343||(550)||1,078|
|Other expense, net||(22,547)||(18,033)||(57,865)||(26,997)|
|Income before income taxes||41,036||13,262||75,525||44,707|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||14,653||(2,777)||27,078||7,797|
|Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries||(5)||(1)||5||(12)|
|Net income attributable to Ocwen Financial Corporation||$ 26,378||$ 16,038||$ 48,452||$ 36,898|
|Earnings per share attributable to Ocwen Financial Corporation|
|Basic||$ 0.26||$ 0.16||$ 0.48||$ 0.37|
|Diluted||$ 0.25||$ 0.15||$ 0.45||$ 0.35|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)
|Cash||$ 104,167||$ 127,796|
|Restricted cash for securitization investors||1,507||727|
|Loans held for resale, at lower of cost or fair value||23,193||25,803|
|Match funded advances||1,421,636||1,924,052|
|Loans, net restricted for securitization investors||62,344||67,340|
|Mortgage servicing rights, net||175,591||193,985|
|Deferred tax assets, net||139,086||138,716|
|Premises and equipment, net||4,578||5,475|
|Investments in unconsolidated entities||12,611||12,072|
|Total assets||$ 2,288,749||$ 2,921,409|
|Liabilities and Equity|
|Match funded liabilities||$ 1,041,998||$ 1,482,529|
|Secured borrowings owed to securitization investors||58,696||62,705|
|Lines of credit and other secured borrowings||41,458||246,073|
|Ocwen Financial Corporation stockholders' equity|
|Common stock, $.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 100,948,647 and 100,726,947 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively||1,009||1,007|
|Additional paid-in capital||469,541||467,500|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes||(8,883)||(9,392)|
|Total Ocwen Financial Corporation stockholders' equity||955,575||904,571|
|Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries||251||246|
|Total liabilities and equity||$ 2,288,749||$ 2,921,409|
CONTACT: John P. Van Vlack Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer T: (561) 682-7721 E: John.VanVlack@Ocwen.com