SOURCE: Stonegate Mortgage Corporation

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation

August 04, 2016 07:00 ET

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - August 04, 2016) - Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: SGM) ("Stonegate Mortgage" or the "Company"), a leading, non-bank mortgage company focused on originating, financing and servicing U.S. residential mortgage loans, today reported financial results and operating performance for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. These results are based on continuing operations, unless otherwise noted, as the retail restructuring announced last year resulted in, and is presented as, discontinued operations.

Revenues during the second quarter of 2016 were $26.5 million, up $21.5 million, or 432% compared to the first quarter of 2016 primarily driven by a $17.8 million, or 50% improvement in changes to MSR valuations and a $5.2 million or 22% increase in gains on mortgage loans held for sale. Compared to the second quarter of 2015, revenues were down $49.0 million or 65%. Excluding the changes in MSR valuations, revenues were down $13.3 million or 23%.

Consolidated expenses during the second quarter of 2016 were $43.6 million and were down $665 thousand or 2% compared to the first quarter of 2016 primarily driven by a $547 thousand or 8% reduction in G&A expense and a $425 thousand or 6% decrease in interest expense. Compared to the second quarter of 2015, expenses decreased $11.1 million or 20%, primarily attributable to a $9.0 million or 28% reduction in salaries, commissions and benefits and a $2.1 million reduction in G&A expense.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter 2016 was $17.2 million or $0.66 per diluted share, an improvement of $20.4 million or $0.79 per diluted share compared to a reported net loss of $37.5 million or $1.45 per diluted share for the first quarter 2016. GAAP net loss was down $28.3 million or $1.09 per diluted share compared to a reported net income of $11.1 million or $0.43 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2015.

Adjusted net income1 for the second quarter 2016 was $1.0 million or $0.04 per diluted share after excluding pre-tax mortgage servicing rights valuation adjustments of $17.9 million compared to a reported adjusted net loss of $3.1 million or $0.12 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016. Compared to the second quarter of 2015, adjusted net income decreased $1.3 million or $0.05 per diluted share, primarily attributable to lower originations volume.

1 Adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations are considered non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are performance measures and are presented to provide additional information about our core operations. See page 6 of this release for a discussion of the use of these non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable measure prepared in accordance with GAAP.

"During the second quarter, we saw continued volatility within the financial markets primarily driven by economic concerns abroad. While this environment presented some challenges related to GAAP earnings, we were pleased with the overall performance of our business segments and the profitability of our core operations," said Jim Smith, Chief Executive Officer. "The success of our restructuring efforts and execution of our cost management strategies have positioned us well for future earnings stability. As a result, we generated $1.0 million dollars in adjusted net income for the quarter. Production was up 21% and we posted a significant increase in total revenues while our overall expenses decreased by 2%. We continue to be highly focused on driving core earnings, strengthening our balance sheet and delivering value to our shareholders."

Second Quarter Highlights

  • SGM consolidated highlights
    • Posted adjusted net income of $1.0 million during the second quarter
    • Maintained adequate liquidity position during the quarter and posted cash and cash equivalents of $30.5 million as of 6/30/16
    • Reduced MSR debt by $30.1 million or 33% to $62.0 million as of 6/30/16 compared to 3/31/16
  • Originations segment GAAP pre-tax income of $5.7 million -- up $5.3 million over the prior quarter; adjusted pre-tax income of $5.8 million -- up $5.3 million over the prior quarter
    • Total originations of $2.3 billion -- up 21% from the prior quarter
    • Total revenues of $38.3 million -- up $6.7 million or 21% from the prior quarter
    • Total expenses down 21 basis points from the prior quarter
    • Strong growth in Retail Channel -- originations up 33% and interest rate locks up 21% from the prior quarter
  • Financing segment (NattyMac) pre-tax income of $926 thousand -- up $381 thousand or 70% from the prior quarter
    • Total funded loans of $1.2 billion -- up $345 million or 39% from the prior quarter
    • Net interest income of $1.4 million -- up $305 thousand or 27% from the prior quarter
    • Funding fee income of $459 thousand -- up $134 thousand or 41% from the prior quarter
  • Servicing segment GAAP pre-tax loss of $18.6 million -- an improvement of $15.0 million or 45% from the prior quarter; adjusted pre-tax loss of $0.7 million -- down $2.8 million or 133% from the prior quarter
    • Adjusted pre-tax loss primarily attributed to $2.9 million increase in MSR portfolio amortization over the prior quarter due to lower interest rate environment
    • Total expenses down 6% from the prior quarter
    • Closed $5.1 billion conventional MSR sale on 6/30/16 and posted a realized gain of $7.1 million
    • End of quarter servicing UPB of $14.1 billion with a weighted average coupon of 3.80%

Audio Presentation

Stonegate Mortgage's Chief Executive Officer, Jim Smith and Chief Financial Officer, Carrie Preston, will review the results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 in a recorded presentation. The audio recording and accompanying slide presentation will be available on the Company's Investor Relations Website at http://investors.stonegatemtg.com/.

About Stonegate Mortgage Corporation

Founded in 2005, Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: SGM) is a leading, publicly-traded, mortgage company that originates, finances and services agency and non-agency residential mortgages through its network of retail offices and approved third party originators. Stonegate Mortgage also provides financing through its fully integrated warehouse lending platform, NattyMac. Stonegate Mortgage's operational excellence, financial strength, dedication to customer service, and commitment to technology have positioned the firm as a leading provider in the emerging housing finance market.

For more information on Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, please visit www.stonegatemtg.com.

 
Stonegate Mortgage Corporation
Key Operating Statistics
(Unaudited)
       
   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
(In millions)  June 30,
2016
 March 31,
2016
 June 30,
2015
 June 30,
2016
 June 30,
2015
Origination volume by channel:               
Retail  $287.3  $215.3  $474.8  $502.7  $837.7
Wholesale   561.8   428.1   623.4   989.9   1,430.1
Correspondent   1,494.3   1,298.1   2,060.9   2,792.4   3,498.5
Total origination volume  $2,343.4  $1,941.5  $3,159.0  $4,285.0  $5,766.3
                     
Average origination volume per business day  $36.6  $31.3  $49.4  $34.0  $46.1
                     
Mortgage loan locks volume:                    
Mortgage loans locked  $3,280.3  $3,066.0  $4,131.1  $6,346.4  $8,626.3
Average mortgage loans locked per business day  $51.3  $49.5  $64.5  $50.4  $69.0
                     
    As of    
    June 30,
2016
  December 31,
2015
  June 30,
2015
       
Servicing portfolio  $14,137.9  $17,520.7   17,244.3        
                
 
Stonegate Mortgage Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
       
   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)  June 30,
2016
 March 31,
2016
 June 30,
2015
 June 30,
2016
 June 30,
2015
Revenues               
Gains on mortgage loans held for sale, net  $28,314   $23,122   $41,220   $51,435   $86,221  
Changes in mortgage servicing rights valuation   (17,927 )  (35,720 )  17,753    (53,647 )  (6,437 )
Payoffs and principal amortization of mortgage servicing rights   (10,148 )  (7,249 )  (11,322 )  (17,396 )  (25,088 )
Loan origination and other loan fees   5,473    4,462    6,465    9,935    11,812  
Loan servicing fees   13,712    13,446    12,611    27,158    26,950  
Interest and other income   7,070    6,915    8,719    13,985    16,908  
Total revenues   26,494    4,976    75,446    31,470    110,366  
                           
Expenses                          
Salaries, commissions and benefits   23,551    23,226    32,547    46,777    61,985  
General and administrative expense   6,467    7,014    8,616    13,481    16,018  
Interest expense   6,824    7,249    7,826    14,073    15,850  
Occupancy, equipment and communication   4,050    4,247    4,041    8,298    8,266  
Depreciation and amortization expense   2,725    2,546    1,672    5,271    3,382  
Total expenses   43,617    44,282    54,702    87,900    105,501  
                           
Income (loss) before income tax expense (benefit)   (17,123 )  (39,306 )  20,744    (56,430 )  4,865  
Income tax expense (benefit)   29    (1,783 )  8,166    (1,755 )  1,841  
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax   (17,152 )  (37,523 )  12,578    (54,675 )  3,024  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   -    -    (1,444 )  -    (3,009 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders   (17,152 ) $(37,523 )  11,134   $(54,675 ) $15  
                           
                           
Basic earnings (loss) per share:                          
 From continuing operations  $(0.66 ) $(1.45 ) $0.49   $(2.12 ) $0.12  
 From discontinued operations  $-   $-   $(0.06 ) $-   $(0.12 )
  Total basic earnings (loss) per share  $(0.66 ) $(1.45 ) $0.43   $(2.12 ) $-  
                           
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:                          
 From continuing operations  $(0.66 ) $(1.45 ) $0.49   $(2.12 ) $0.12  
 From discontinued operations  $-   $-   $(0.06 ) $-   $(0.12 )
  Total diluted earnings (loss) per share  $(0.66 ) $(1.45 ) $0.43   $(2.12 ) $-  
                       
 
Stonegate Mortgage Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
       
(In thousands, except share and per share data)  June 30, 2016  December 31, 2015
       
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents  $30,466   $32,463  
Restricted cash   24,478    4,045  
Mortgage loans held for sale, at fair value   638,035    645,696  
Servicing advances, net   21,722    19,374  
Derivative assets   19,518    12,160  
Mortgage servicing rights, at fair value   132,813    199,637  
Property and equipment, net   18,505    22,923  
Loans eligible for repurchase from GNMA   92,892    80,794  
Warehouse lending receivables   202,080    199,215  
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   6,660    6,902  
Subordinated loan receivable   30,000    30,000  
Other assets   28,876    27,417  
Total assets  $1,246,045   $1,280,626  
            
Liabilities and stockholders' equity           
Liabilities           
Secured borrowings - mortgage loans  $366,817   $492,799  
Secured borrowings - mortgage servicing rights   61,969    77,069  
Secured borrowings - eligible GNMA loan repurchases   31,652    37,615  
Mortgage repurchase borrowings   413,100    279,421  
Warehouse lines of credit   235    1,306  
Operating lines of credit   9,412    5,000  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   22,797    23,544  
Derivative liabilities   13,369    2,517  
Reserve for mortgage repurchases and indemnifications   6,301    5,536  
Liability for loans eligible for repurchase from GNMA   92,892    80,794  
Deferred income tax liabilities, net   696    2,364  
Other liabilities   19,193    11,033  
Total liabilities   1,038,433    1,018,998  
            
Stockholders' equity           
Common stock, par value $0.01, shares authorized - 100,000,000; shares issued: 25,868,393 and outstanding: 25,819,020 at June 30, 2016; shares issued: 25,845,566 and outstanding: 25,796,193 at December 31, 2015   264    264  
Additional paid-in capital   271,565    270,906  
Retained earnings   (64,217 )  (9,542 )
Total stockholders' equity   207,612    261,628  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $1,246,045   $1,280,626  
         

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation
GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)

We calculate adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations as performance measures, which are considered non-GAAP financial measures, to further aid our investors in understanding and analyzing our core operating results and comparing them among periods. Adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations exclude certain items that we do not consider part of our core operating results, including changes in valuation inputs and assumptions on our MSRs, stock-based compensation expenses, severance expenses and sale or disposal of long-lived assets. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for income (loss) before income taxes from continuing operations, net income (loss) from continuing operations or diluted EPS (LPS) from continuing operations prepared in accordance with GAAP.

       
   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)  June 30,
2016
 March 31,
2016
 June 30,
2015
 June 30,
2016
 June 30,
2015
Net (loss) income from continuing operations  $(17,152 ) $(37,523 ) $12,578   $(54,675 ) $3,024  
Adjustments:                          
 Changes in valuation inputs and assumptions on MSRs   17,927    35,720    (17,753 )  53,647    6,437  
 Stock-based compensation expense   354    306    823    660    1,645  
 Results from discontinued retail branches   55    64    -    119    -  
 Tax effect of adjustments   (139 )  (1,635 )  6,670    (1,774 )  (3,109 )
Adjusted net (loss) income  $1,045   $(3,068 ) $2,318   $(2,023 ) $7,997  
                           
Diluted (loss) income per share  $(0.66 ) $(1.45 ) $0.49   $(2.12 ) $0.12  
Adjustments:                          
 Changes in valuation inputs and assumptions on MSRs   0.70    1.38    (0.69 )  2.08    0.25  
 Stock-based compensation expense   0.01    0.01    0.03    0.03    0.06  
 Results from discontinued retail branches   -    -    -    -    -  
 Tax effect of adjustments   (0.01 )  (0.06 )  0.26    (0.07 )  (0.12 )
Adjusted diluted (loss) earnings per share  $0.04   $(0.12 ) $0.09   $(0.08 ) $0.31  
                     

Forward Looking Statements

Various statements contained in this earnings release, including those that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include projections and estimates concerning the timing and success of specific projects and our future production, revenues, income and capital spending. Our forward- looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as "estimate," "project," "predict," "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "potential," "plan," "goal" or other words that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. The forward-looking statements in this earnings release speak only as of the date of this earnings release; we disclaim any obligation to update these statements unless required by law, and we caution you not to rely on them unduly. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions about future events. While our management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section within our 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2016 and any revisions to those Risk Factors in subsequent filings, may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Media:
    Sloane & Company (on behalf of Stonegate Mortgage Corporation)
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    Investor:

    Stonegate Mortgage Corporation
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