Ocwen Financial Provides Business Update and Preliminary Third Quarter Results
Continued profitability improvement and originations volume growth
Strong operating and financial momentum
The Company reported a net loss of
The Company reported the following preliminary results for the third quarter 2020 (see “Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Note Regarding Financial Performance Estimates” below):
- Pre-tax loss was
$11.4 millioncompared to pre-tax loss of $38.3 millionfor the third quarter 2019. Adjusted pre-tax income was $13.5 million; fourth consecutive quarter of positive adjusted pre-tax income.
- Annualized pre-tax loss improved by
$208 millioncompared to the combined annualized pre-tax loss of Ocwenand PHH Corporationfor the second quarter 2018; annualized adjusted pre-tax earnings run rate excluding amortization of NRZ lump-sum payments improved by more than $376 millioncompared to the combined annualized adjusted pre-tax earnings run rate of Ocwenand PHH Corporationfor the second quarter 2018.
- Notable items for the quarter include, among others,
$13.8 millionof re-engineering and COVID-19 related expenses, $5.8 millionfor legal and regulatory reserves and $4.4 millionof MSR valuation adjustments.
- Resolved legacy regulatory matter with the State of
Florida Office of the Attorney General and Office of Financial Regulationon October 15, 2020. The Company has now resolved all state actions from 2017.
$6.7 billionof servicing UPB originated through forward and reverse lending channels, up 67% from prior quarter; average daily lock volume of approximately $145 millionin October to date.
- Added approximately
$4.7 billionof interim subservicing UPB from existing subservicing clients and $15 billionof opportunities in late-stage discussions. Strong pipeline with top 10 prospects representing approximately $125 billionin combined subservicing, flow and recapture services opportunities.
$413 millionof unrestricted cash and available credit at September 30, 2020, up from $314 millionat June 30, 2020; previously identified balance sheet optimization actions on track.
- Continued progress on the implementation of MSR asset vehicle (“MAV”) and the Company is in advanced discussions with potential investors. MAV is expected to provide funding for up to
$55 billionin synthetic subservicing and enable portfolio retention services.
- Approximately 75,000 forbearance plans outstanding as of
October 9, 2020, down from a peak of approximately 131,000 forbearance plans outstanding at the end of the second quarter. Servicer advance levels are approximately 27% below base case servicer advance levels as of September 30, 2020.
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Forward-looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. In the past, actual results have differed from those suggested by forward looking statements and this may happen again. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, uncertainty relating to the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the response of the
Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains references to non-GAAP financial measures, such as our references to adjusted pre-tax income (loss) and adjusted pre-tax income (loss) excluding amortization of NRZ lump-sum payments.
We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide a useful supplement to discussions and analysis of our financial condition. In addition, management believes that these presentations may assist investors with understanding and evaluating our cost re-engineering efforts and other initiatives to drive improved financial performance. However, these measures should not be analyzed in isolation or as a substitute to analysis of our GAAP expenses and pre-tax income (loss). There are certain limitations to the analytical usefulness of the adjustments we make to GAAP expenses and pre-tax income (loss) and, accordingly, we rely primarily on our GAAP results and use these adjustments only for purposes of supplemental analysis. 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
Beginning with the three months ended
In the table titled “Expense Notables”, we adjust GAAP operating expenses for the following factors (1) expenses related to severance, retention and other actions associated with continuous cost and productivity improvement efforts, (2) significant legal and regulatory settlement expense itemsa, (3) NRZ consent process expenses related to the transfer of legal title in MSRs to NRZ, (4) PHH acquisition and integration planning expenses, and (5) certain other significant activities including, but not limited to, insurance related expense and settlement recoveries, compensation or incentive compensation expense reversals and non-routine transactions (collectively, Other) consistent with the intent of providing management and investors with a supplemental means of evaluating our expenses.
|($ in millions)||Q2’18||Q3’19||Q3’20(c)|
|OCN||PHH||OCN + PHH||OCN + PHH (Annualized)||OCN||OCN (Annualized)||OCN||OCN (Annualized)|
|I||Expenses (as reported) (a)||206||71||277||1,107||45||179|
|III||Deduction of MSR valuation adjustments, net||(33||)||—||(33||)||(132||)||135||538|
|IV||Operating Expenses (I+II+III)||173||72||245||979||179||717||150||598|
|Adjustments for Notables|
|Significant legal and regulatory settlement expenses||(7||)||(3||)||(11||)||(42||)||(4||)||(6||)|
|NRZ consent process expenses||(1||)||—||(1||)||(2||)||(0||)||0|
|PHH acquisition and integration planning expenses||(2||)||—||(2||)||(8||)||—||—|
|COVID-19 Related Expenses||—||—||(6||)|
|VI||Adjusted Expenses (IV+V)||164||65||229||916||162||648||130||522|
(a) Q2’18 expenses as per OCN Form 10-Q of
(b) Reclassifications made to PHH reported expenses to conform to Ocwen presentation
(c) OCN changed the presentation of expenses in Q4’ 19 to separately report MSR valuation adjustments, net from operating expenses
Income Statement Notables
In the table titled “Income Statement Notables”, we adjust GAAP pre-tax loss for the following factors (1) Expense Notables, (2) changes in fair value of our Agency and Non-Agency MSRs due to changes in interest rates, valuation inputs and other assumptions, net of hedge positions, (3) offsets to changes in fair value of our MSRs in our NRZ financing liability due to changes in interest rates, valuation inputs and other assumptions, (4) changes in fair value of our reverse originations portfolio due to changes in interest rates, valuation inputs and other assumptions, (5) certain other transactions, including but not limited to pension benefit cost adjustments and gains related to exercising servicer call rights and fair value assumption changes on other investments (collectively, Other) and (6) amortization of NRZ lump-sum cash payments consistent with the intent of providing management and investors with a supplemental means of evaluating our net income/(loss).
|($ in millions)||Q2’18||Q3’19||Q3’20|
|OCN||PHH||OCN + PHH||OCN + PHH (Annualized)||OCN||OCN (Annualized)||OCN||OCN (Annualized)|
|I||Reported Pre-Tax Income / (Loss)(a)||(28||)||(35||)||(63||)||(253||)||(38||)||(153||)||(11||)||(25||)|
|Adjustment for Notables|
|Expense Notables (from prior table)||9||7||16||17||19|
|Non-Agency MSR FV Change(b)||(5||)||—||(5||)||(252||)||(14||)|
|Agency MSR FV Change, net of macro hedge(b)||63||4|
|NRZ MSR Liability FV Change (Interest Expense)||9||—||9||198||10|
|Reverse FV Change||4||—||4||(3||)||4|
|Debt Repurchase Gain||—||—||—||(5||)||—|
|II||Total Income Statement Notables||11||7||18||72||21||83||25|
|III||Adjusted Pre-tax Income (Loss) (I+II)||(17||)||(28||)||(45||)||(181||)||(18||)||(70||)||14||54|
|IV||Amortization of NRZ Lump-sum Cash Payments||(35||)||—||(35||)||(141||)||(42||)||(98||)||—|
|V||Adjusted Pre-tax Income (Loss) excluding Amortization of NRZ Lump-sum (III+IV)(c)||(53||)||(28||)||(81||)||(322||)||(42||)||(168||)||14||54|
(a) Q2’18 pre-tax loss as per respective Forms 10-Q filed on
(b) Represents FV changes that are driven by changes in interest rates, valuation inputs or other assumptions, net of unrealized gains / (losses) on macro hedge. Non-Agency = Total MSR excluding GNMA & GSE MSRs. Agency = GNMA & GSE MSRs. The adjustment does not include
(c) Represents OCN and PHH combined adjusted pre-tax income (loss) excluding amortization of NRZ lump-sum cash payments, annualized to equal
Note Regarding Financial Performance Estimates
This press release contains statements relating to our preliminary third quarter financial performance and our current assessments of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These statements are based on currently available information and reflect our current estimates and assessments, including about matters that are beyond our control. We are operating in a fluid and evolving environment and actual outcomes may differ materially from our current estimates and assessments. The Company has not finished its third quarter financial closing procedures. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from our current estimates and assessments, including as a result of third quarter financial closing procedures, and any such differences could be material.
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Source: Ocwen Financial Corp.