Ocwen Financial Corporation
Aug 4, 2011

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:

"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:

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.

Servicing

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
  June 30,
2011
March 31,
2011
December 31,
2010
September 30,
2010
June 30,
2010
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
Servicing        
 Revenue  $ 105,493  $ 75,759  $ 216,362  $ 151,212
 Operating expenses   40,799   41,241   80,581   72,028
 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
 Operating expenses   1,630   3,629   3,201   8,211
 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)
         
Corporate Eliminations        
 Revenue  $ (291)  $ (407)  $ (626)  (811)
 Operating expenses   (175)   (212)   (329)   (404)
 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)
(UNAUDITED)
 
For the periods ended June 30, Three months Six months
  2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenue        
Servicing and subservicing fees  $ 95,837  $ 65,936  $ 198,342  $ 132,416
Process management fees  9,140  8,315  16,936  16,221
Other revenues   860   1,702   1,565   2,902
Total revenue   105,837   75,953   216,843   151,539
         
Operating expenses        
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
Professional services  3,270  9,134  5,654  12,389
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)        
Interest income  2,289  1,900  4,458  5,545
Interest expense  (21,813)  (13,359)  (59,356)  (25,830)
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, net   (727)   (4,158)   103   (4,758)
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 income  26,383  16,039  48,447  36,910
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        
Basic  100,943,402  100,168,953  100,853,424  100,072,950
Diluted  108,110,588  107,728,092  107,944,681  107,526,786


 
OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

(UNAUDITED)
     
  June 30,
2011
December 31,
2010
     
Assets    
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
Advances  167,261  184,833
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
Receivables, net  53,066  69,518
Deferred tax assets, net  139,086  138,716
Goodwill  12,810  12,810
Premises and equipment, net  4,578  5,475
Investments in unconsolidated entities  12,611  12,072
Other assets   110,899   158,282
Total assets  $ 2,288,749  $ 2,921,409
     
Liabilities and Equity    
Liabilities    
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
Servicer liabilities  2,065  2,492
Debt securities  82,554  82,554
Other liabilities   106,152   140,239
Total liabilities   1,332,923   2,016,592
     
Equity    
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
Retained earnings  493,908  445,456
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 equity   955,826   904,817
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