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

    11/05/15

    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


     

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    SOURCE Walter Investment Management Corp.

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