New Residential Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

NEW YORK--()--New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ; “New Residential” or the “Company”) today reported the following information for the quarter ended September 30, 2014:

THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:*

  • GAAP Income of $126 million, or $0.88 per diluted share
  • Core Earnings of $63 million, or $0.43 per diluted share
  • Common dividend of $49 million, or $0.35 per share
   

 

Q3 2014 Q2 2014
Summary Operating Results:
GAAP Income $126 million $124 million
GAAP Income per Diluted Share $0.88 $0.88
 
Non-GAAP Results:
Core Earnings** $63 million $56 million
Core Earnings per Diluted Share** $0.43 $0.40
 

*All per share data and share amounts included have been adjusted for the 1-for-2 reverse split effective October 17, 2014.
**For a reconciliation of GAAP Income to Core Earnings, please refer to the Reconciliation of Core Earnings below.

Highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2014:

  • Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights (“Excess MSRs”) – During the quarter, New Residential invested or committed to invest $66 million to acquire an average 35% interest in five seasoned Excess MSR pools related to $25 billion unpaid principal balance (“UPB”) of residential mortgage loans. Certain committed investments are subject to definitive documentation, Board approval and other conditions, and there can be no assurance that we will complete any committed investment.
  • Non-Agency RMBS Deal Collapse – In August, New Residential collapsed 19 Non-Agency securitizations with $534 million UPB in aggregate of underlying seasoned, high coupon loans and, in October, it sold $464 million UPB. The remaining $70 million UPB is held for investment.

Highlights subsequent to September 30, 2014:

  • Consumer Loan Portfolio – In October, New Residential, along with its co-investors completed a $2.6 billion asset backed secured refinancing of their consumer loan portfolio (the “SpringCastle portfolio”) with a UPB of approximately $2.7 billion. As a result of distributions and refinancing proceeds, the Company has received total life-to-date cash flows of $462 million. On its initial equity investment of $241 million, the Company has generated an internal rate of return (“IRR”) of 70% to date. The lifetime IRR may differ materially. The Company’s methodology for calculating IRR may differ from that of other market participants.
  • Distressed Loans – In October, New Residential sold $138 million UPB of loans for $86 million, generating a 53% lifetime IRR.
  • Completed 1-For-2 Reverse Stock Split – New Residential completed a 1-for-2 reverse stock split of its outstanding common shares on October 17, 2014. All per share data and share amounts included in this release have been adjusted for the reverse stock split.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the latest presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.newresi.com. For consolidated investment portfolio information, please refer to the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which are available on the Company’s website (www.newresi.com).

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

New Residential’s management will host a conference call on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time. A copy of the earnings release will be posted to the Investor Relations section of New Residential’s website, www.newresi.com.

All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-866-393-1506 (from within the U.S.) or 1-706-634-0623 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference “New Residential Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Call.”

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.newresi.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the website and download any necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available two hours following the completion of the call through 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 20, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (from within the U.S.) or 1-404-537-3406 (from outside of the U.S.); please reference access code “24940862.”

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
($ in thousands, except per share data)

 
   

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

  2014     2013   2014     2013
 
Interest income $ 97,587 $ 21,885 $ 261,733 $ 61,075
Interest expense   33,307   3,443   108,816   6,993
Net Interest Income   64,280   18,442   152,917   54,082
 
Impairment
Other-than-temporary impairment ("OTTI") on securities - - 943 3,756
Valuation provision on loans   1,134   -   1,591   -
  1,134   -   2,534   3,756
 
Net interest income after impairment 63,146 18,442 150,383 50,326
 
Other Income
Change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage

servicing rights

28,566 208 40,670 43,899
Change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage

servicing rights, equity method investees

31,833 20,645 50,950 41,741
Change in fair value of investments in servicer advances 22,948 - 105,825 -
Earnings from investments in consumer loans, equity

method investees

22,490 24,129 60,185 60,293
Gain on settlement of investments 938 11,213 57,834 11,271
Other income   15,289   -   19,539   -
  122,064   56,195   335,003   157,204
 
Operating Expenses
General and administrative expenses 7,499 2,449 14,886 5,640
Management fee allocated by Newcastle - - - 4,134
Management fee to affiliate 5,124 4,484 14,525 6,747
Incentive compensation to affiliate 10,910 4,470 33,111 5,348
Loan servicing expense   1,778   89   2,210   219
  25,311   11,492   64,732   22,088
 
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 159,899 63,145 420,654 185,442
Income tax expense   7,801   -   29,483   -
Net Income (Loss) $ 152,098 $ 63,145 $ 391,171 $ 185,442
Noncontrolling interests in Income (Loss) of Consolidated Subsidiaries $ 25,726 $ - $ 92,524 $ -
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Stockholders $ 126,372 $ 63,145 $ 298,647 $ 185,442
 
 
Net Income Per Share of Common Stock
Basic $ 0.89 $ 0.50 $ 2.22 $ 1.47
Diluted $ 0.88 $ 0.49 $ 2.16 $ 1.45
 
Weighted Average Number of Shares of Common

Stock Outstanding

Basic   141,211,580   126,536,394   134,814,020   126,520,766
Diluted   144,166,601   129,944,643   137,972,639   128,274,974
 
Dividends Declared per Share of Common Stock $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 1.20 $ 0.49
 
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets
($ in thousands)

 
 

September 30, 2014
(Unaudited)

 

December 31,
2013

Assets
Investments in:
Excess mortgage servicing rights, at fair value $ 409,236 $ 324,151
Excess mortgage servicing rights, equity method

investees, at fair value

342,538 352,766
Servicer advances, at fair value 3,214,113 2,665,551
Real estate securities, available-for-sale 2,079,712 1,973,189
Residential mortgage loans, held-for-investment 629,398 33,539
Residential mortgage loans, held-for-sale 492,399 -
Consumer loans, equity method investees 264,039 215,062
Cash and cash equivalents 187,601 271,994
Restricted cash 29,962 33,338
Real estate owned 52,740 -
Derivative assets 28,686 35,926
Other assets   42,977   53,142
$ 7,773,401 $ 5,958,658
 
Liabilities and Equity
 
Liabilities
Repurchase agreements $ 2,738,349 $ 1,620,711
Notes payable 2,847,251 2,488,618
Trades payable 213,050 246,931
Due to affiliates 35,141 19,169
Dividends payable 49,484 63,297
Deferred tax liability 22,485 -
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   11,780   6,857
  5,917,540   4,445,583
 
Commitments and Contingencies
 
Equity
Common Stock, $0.01 par value, 2,000,000,000 shares authorized,

141,382,603 and 126,598,987 issued and outstanding at September 30,

2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

1,414 1,266
Additional paid-in capital 1,330,090 1,158,384
Retained earnings 237,284 102,986
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax   6,628   3,214
Total New Residential stockholders' equity 1,575,416 1,265,850
Noncontrolling interests in equity of consolidated subsidiaries   280,445   247,225
Total Equity   1,855,861   1,513,075
$ 7,773,401 $ 5,958,658

 

 

Reconciliation of Core Earnings
($ in thousands)

 
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
2014   2013 2014   2013
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 126,372 $ 63,145 $ 298,647 $ 185,442
Impairment 1,134 - 2,534 3,756
Other Income Adjustments:
Other Income (122,064) (56,195) (335,003) (157,204)
Other Income attributable to non-controlling interests 12,619 - 57,360 -
Deferred taxes attributable to Other Income, net of non-controlling interests   4,459   -   20,762   -
Total Other Income Adjustments   (104,986)   (56,195)   (256,881)   (157,204)
Incentive compensation to affiliate 10,910 4,470 33,111 5,348
Non-capitalized deal inception costs 1,433 107 3,258 4,329
Core earnings of equity method investees:
Excess mortgage servicing rights 9,158 8,091 27,029 13,500
Consumer loans   18,628   18,260   53,080   38,053
Core Earnings $ 62,649 $ 37,878 $ 160,778 $ 93,224
 

CORE EARNINGS

New Residential has four primary variables that impact the Company’s operating performance: (i) the current yield earned on its investments, (ii) the interest expense incurred under the debt incurred to finance its investments, (iii) its operating expenses and (iv) its realized and unrealized gain or losses, including any impairment and deferred tax, on its investments. “Core earnings” is a non-GAAP measure of the Company’s operating performance excluding the fourth variable above and adjusting the earnings from the consumer loan investment to a level yield basis. It is used by management to gauge the Company’s current performance without taking into account: (i) realized and unrealized gains and losses, which although they represent a part of the Company’s recurring operations, are subject to significant variability and are only a potential indicator of future economic performance; (ii) incentive compensation paid to the Company’s Manager; and (iii) non-capitalized deal inception costs.

While incentive compensation paid to the Company’s Manager may be a material operating expense, the Company excludes it from core earnings because (i) from time to time, a component of the computation of this expense will relate to items (such as gains or losses) that are excluded from core earnings, and (ii) it is impractical to determine the portion of the expense related to core earnings and non-core earnings, and the type of earnings (loss) that created an excess (deficit) above or below, as applicable, the incentive compensation threshold. To illustrate why it is impractical to determine the portion of incentive compensation expense that should be allocated to core earnings, note that, as an example, in a given period, the Company may have core earnings in excess of the incentive compensation threshold but incur losses (which are excluded from core earnings) that reduce total earnings below the incentive compensation threshold. In such case, the Company would either need to (a) allocate zero incentive compensation expense to core earnings, even though core earnings exceeded the incentive compensation threshold, or (b) assign a “pro forma” amount of incentive compensation expense to core earnings, even though no incentive compensation was actually incurred. The Company believes that neither of these allocation methodologies achieves a logical result. Accordingly, the exclusion of incentive compensation facilitates comparability between periods and avoids the distortion to the Company’s non-GAAP operating measure that would result from the inclusion of incentive compensation that relates to non-core earnings. With regard to non-capitalized deal inception costs, management does not view these costs as part of the Company’s core operations. Non-capitalized deal inception costs are generally legal and valuation service costs, as well as other professional service fees, incurred when the Company acquires certain investments. These costs are recorded as general and administrative expenses in the Company’s statements of income. Management believes that the adjustments to compute “core earnings” specified above allow investors and analysts to readily identify the operating performance of the assets that form the core of the Company’s activity, assist in comparing the core operating results between periods, and enable investors to evaluate the Company’s current performance using the same measure that management uses to operate the business.

The primary differences between core earnings and the measure New Residential uses to calculate incentive compensation relate to (i) realized gains and losses (including impairments) and (ii) non-capitalized deal inception costs. Both are excluded from core earnings and included in the Company’s incentive compensation measure. Unlike core earnings, the Company’s incentive compensation measure is intended to reflect all realized results of operations.

Core earnings does not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and therefore should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow as a measure of the Company’s liquidity and is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs.

ABOUT NEW RESIDENTIAL

New Residential focuses on opportunistically investing in, and actively managing, investments related to residential real estate. The Company primarily targets investments in: (1) mortgage servicing related assets, (2) residential mortgage backed securities (“RMBS”), and (3) other related investments. New Residential is organized and conducts its operations to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes. The Company is managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements regarding committed investments. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, such as the consent of third parties. The Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect such forward-looking statements, see the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” incorporated by reference in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on the Company’s website (www.newresi.com). In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Contacts

New Residential Investment Corp.
Investor Relations, 212-479-3150

Contacts

New Residential Investment Corp.
Investor Relations, 212-479-3150