MOORPARK, Calif.--()--PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) today reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 of $19.6 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, on total net investment income of $39.1 million. This brings the full-year net income earned by PMT to $64.4 million, or $2.41 per diluted share, on total net investment income for the year of $128.6 million. In addition, the Board of Trustees of PMT has declared a cash dividend of $0.55 per common share of beneficial interest. This dividend will be paid on February 29, 2012 to common shareholders of record on February 17, 2012.
“We have continued to selectively make investments in this asset category, and entered into a forward purchase agreement to acquire $49 million in UPB of distressed whole loans during the fourth quarter. Utilizing this unique arrangement allowed us to acquire the distressed loan portfolio while allocating capital to correspondent activities.”
During the quarter, fundings in the correspondent lending segment were $991 million and rate locks amounted to $1.3 billion. Of total correspondent fundings, conventional loans amounted to $566 million, FHA loans were $410 million, and jumbo loans were $15 million. Pre-tax income attributable to the correspondent lending segment was $7.4 million for the quarter, primarily resulting from a $7.4 million net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale and $1.6 million from interest income. This gain is largely attributed to PMT’s conventional and jumbo loans, with FHA volume generating a sourcing fee of 0.03% of loans funded.
In the fourth quarter, PMT entered into a forward purchase agreement pursuant to which it committed to purchase a pool of mortgage loans and REO with aggregate unpaid principal amount of approximately $49 million. At December 31, 2011, the Company’s portfolios of distressed residential mortgage whole loans, REO and mortgage-backed securities were valued at $826 million, $96 million, and $73 million, respectively. Pre-tax income attributable to the Company’s investment activity segment, consisting of investments in distressed mortgage assets, was $13.9 million for the fourth quarter.
During the quarter ended December 31, 2011, PMT recorded investment income on financial instruments totaling $38.7 million, as summarized below.
|Quarter ended December 31, 2011|
|Net gain||Interest income/expense||Annualized %|
|Coupon||Discount Accrual||Total||Total Revenue||
|(dollars in thousands)|
|Non-Agency prime jumbo||24||39||10||49||73||5,589||3.42||%||5.13||%|
Acquired for sale at fair value
|At fair value||15,544||9,505||—||9,505||25,049||651,197||5.71||%||15.05||%|
|Under forward purchase agreements at fair value||4,317||506||—||506||4,823||125,294||1.58||%||15.06||%|
|Total mortgage loans||27,287||11,608||—||11,608||38,895||922,530||4.92||%||16.50||%|
PMT’s distressed mortgage loan portfolio, included in the investment activity segment, generated realized and unrealized gains totaling $19.9 million in the fourth quarter. Of these gains, $5.5 million was realized through payoffs, the result of collections on the loan balances at levels higher than recorded fair values. During the quarter ended December 31, 2011, the Company recognized valuation gains totaling $14.3 million. The following is detail of the realized and unrealized gains on mortgage loans for the fourth quarter:
Expenses for the fourth quarter of 2011 totaled $17.8 million, compared to $17.1 million in the third quarter of 2011. The increase is primarily attributable to an increase in interest expense of $1.2 million, and an increase in fulfillment fees associated with correspondent lending, partially offset by a decrease in loan servicing fees, management fees, and professional services. The increase in interest expense was associated with an increase in the amount of mortgage assets financed, including the inventory of correspondent mortgage loans. The weighted average interest rate on borrowings for the fourth quarter was 3.69%.
Stanford L. Kurland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PMT, stated, “The fourth quarter was a busy and productive quarter for PMT. In particular, the correspondent lending segment increased funding volumes to almost $1 billion and locked $1.3 billion in loans. We anticipate first quarter locks increasing to approximately $1.8 billion, of which approximately $1.1 billion will be from conventional and jumbo loans.
“Our distressed whole loan portfolio continues to perform well,” continued Mr. Kurland. “We have continued to selectively make investments in this asset category, and entered into a forward purchase agreement to acquire $49 million in UPB of distressed whole loans during the fourth quarter. Utilizing this unique arrangement allowed us to acquire the distressed loan portfolio while allocating capital to correspondent activities.
“This was a transformative quarter for PMT,” Kurland concluded. “The Company’s correspondent lending segment had a measurable positive impact on earnings. We continue pursuing opportunities to acquire additional distressed mortgage portfolios and observe a growing opportunity to acquire mortgage servicing rights at attractive returns. PCM, PMT’s investment manager, has begun building out PMT’s warehouse lending business which we expect to begin operations in the second quarter of 2012. We believe these businesses will produce attractive long-term returns and position PMT well to play a significant role in the new mortgage market.”
Management’s recorded earnings call and slide presentation will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.PennyMac-REIT.com beginning at 5:30 a.m. (PT) on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
About PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PMT" and is externally managed by PNMAC Capital Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Private National Mortgage Acceptance Company, LLC. Additional information about PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is available at www.pennymacmortgageinvestmenttrust.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding management’s beliefs, estimates, projections and assumptions with respect to, among other things, the Company’s financial results, future operations, business plans and investment strategies, as well as industry and market conditions, all of which are subject to change. Words like “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “promise,” “plan,” and other expressions or words of similar meanings, as well as future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may” are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results and operations for any future period may vary materially from those projected herein and from past results discussed herein. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated include, but are not limited to: changes in general business, economic, market and employment conditions from those expected; continued declines in residential real estate and disruption in the U.S. housing market; the availability of, and level of competition for, attractive risk-adjusted investment opportunities in residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets that satisfy our investment objectives and investment strategies; changes in our investment or operational objectives and strategies, including any new lines of business; the concentration of credit risks to which we are exposed; the availability, terms and deployment of short-term and long-term capital; unanticipated increases in financing and other costs, including a rise in interest rates; the performance, financial condition and liquidity of borrowers; increased rates of delinquency or decreased recovery rates on our investments; increased prepayments of the mortgage and other loans underlying our investments; changes in regulations or the occurrence of other events that impact the business, operation or prospects of government sponsored enterprises; changes in government support of homeownership; changes in governmental regulations, accounting treatment, tax rates and similar matters; and our ability to satisfy complex rules in order to qualify as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should consider all of the uncertainties and risks described above, as well as those more fully discussed in reports and other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or any other information contained herein, and the statements made in this press release are current as of the date of this release only.
PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)
|United States Treasury security||50,000||—|
|Mortgage-backed securities at fair value||72,813||119,872|
|Mortgage loans acquired for sale at fair value||233,954||3,966|
|Mortgage loans at fair value||696,266||364,250|
|Mortgage loans under forward purchase agreements at fair value||129,310||—|
|Real estate acquired in settlement of loans||73,882||29,685|
|Real estate acquired in settlement of loans under forward purchase agreements||22,138||—|
|Mortgage servicing rights:|
|at fair value||645||—|
|at lower of amortized cost or fair value||5,386||—|
|Principal and interest collections receivable||8,664||8,249|
|Principal and interest collections receivable under forward purchase agreements||5,299||—|
|Due from affiliates||347||2,115|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||9,198||$||9,080|
|Assets sold under agreements to repurchase:|
|Mortgage loans acquired for sale at fair value||212,677||2,494|
|Mortgage loans at fair value||304,266||144,928|
|Real estate acquired in settlement of loans||27,494||—|
|Borrowings under forward purchase agreements||152,427||—|
|Contingent underwriting fees payable||5,883||5,883|
|Payable to affiliates||12,166||5,595|
|Income tax payable||441||—|
|Commitments and contingencies|
Common shares of beneficial interest—authorized, 500,000,000
shares of $0.01 par value;
|Additional paid-in capital||518,272||317,175|
|Total shareholders’ equity||546,017||319,913|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||1,386,062||$||589,095|
PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
|December 31, 2011|
|Quarter ended||Year ended|
|Net gain (loss) on investments:|
|Net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale||7,426||7,633|
|Results of real estate acquired in settlement of loans||(448||)||1,079|
|Net servicing fee income||3||20|
|Net investment income||39,123||128,614|
|Loan servicing fees||4,194||14,186|
|Income before provision for income taxes||21,329||72,495|
|Provision for income taxes||1,680||8,056|
|Earnings per share|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding|