WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT) today reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $30.2 million, or $0.47 per common share on a diluted basis, for the second quarter of 2018, on net investment income of $83.0 million. PMT previously announced a cash dividend for the second quarter of 2018 of $0.47 per common share of beneficial interest, which was declared on June 27, 2018, and paid on July 30, 2018.
Second Quarter 2018 Highlights
- Net income attributable to common shareholders of $30.2 million, up from $22.0 million in the prior quarter
- Diluted earnings per common share of $0.47, up 34 percent from the prior quarter
- Net investment income of $83.0 million, up 10 percent from the prior quarter
- Book value per common share of $20.27 at June 30, 2018, up from $20.24 at March 31, 2018
- Annualized return on average common equity of 10 percent, up from 7 percent for the prior quarter1
Investment activities and correspondent production results:
Continued investment in GSE credit risk transfer (CRT) and mortgage
servicing rights (MSRs) resulting from PMT’s Correspondent Production
- Correspondent production from nonaffiliates related to conventional conforming loans totaled $5.4 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB), up 28 percent from the prior quarter
CRT deliveries totaled $3.9 billion in UPB
- Deliveries into our fourth CRT transaction with Fannie Mae totaled $2.3 billion in UPB which is expected to result in approximately $82 million of new CRT investments upon settlement, which is expected in the third quarter
- Entered into an agreement to acquire REMIC CRT securities from Fannie Mae and delivered $1.5 billion in UPB of loans subject to this agreement resulting in a firm commitment to purchase $58 million of CRT securities
- Added $65 million in new MSR investments
Notable activity after quarter end:
- Entered into an agreement to sell $99 million in UPB of performing loans from the distressed portfolio2
“Our earnings this quarter reflect the strong returns from our investments in CRT and our Interest Rate Sensitive Strategies,” said President and CEO David Spector. “Strong contributions from these investment strategies were offset somewhat by underperformance in our legacy distressed mortgage loan portfolio, which represents a substantially smaller percentage of our equity allocation versus a year ago and should decrease in the third quarter as we complete the expected sale of a pool of performing loans from the portfolio. Despite the competitive mortgage market environment, our Correspondent Production business performed well, with higher volumes while creating new CRT and MSR investments. We also began CRT deliveries to Fannie Mae to be included in a new REMIC structure, which is more tax-efficient and is expected to allow more of our correspondent production to be placed into CRT investments.”
The following table presents the contributions of PMT’s segments, consisting of Correspondent Production, Credit Sensitive Strategies, Interest Rate Sensitive Strategies, and Corporate:
|Quarter ended June 30, 2018|
|Net investment income:|
|Net gain (loss) on investments|
|Mortgage loans at fair value||$||-||$||(4,701||)||$||-||$||-||$||(4,701||)|
Mortgage loans held by variable interest entity net of asset-backed secured financing
|Excess servicing spread investments||-||-||1,520||-||1,520|
|Net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale||4,714||4,428||-||-||9,142|
|Net mortgage loan servicing fees||-||16||27,570||-||27,586|
|Net interest income (expense)|
|Other income (loss)||8,895||(420||)||-||-||8,475|
Mortgage loan fulfillment and servicing fees payable to PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.
Management fees payable to PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.
|Pretax income (loss)||$||4,516||$||32,653||$||16,401||$||(11,284||)||$||42,286|
Credit Sensitive Strategies Segment
The Credit Sensitive Strategies segment primarily includes results from distressed mortgage loans, CRT, and non-Agency subordinated bonds. Pretax income for the segment was $32.7 million on revenues of $37.4 million, compared with pretax income of $3.6 million on revenues of $10.6 million in the prior quarter.
Net gain on investments was $34.0 million, an increase of 174 percent from the prior quarter.
Net gain on CRT investments was $38.5 million, compared to $22.6 million in the prior quarter. Returns on CRT investments in the second quarter benefitted from ongoing capital deployment into new CRT investments and continued strong credit markets.
PMT’s distressed mortgage loan portfolio generated realized and unrealized losses totaling $4.7 million, compared with realized and unrealized losses of $10.0 million in the prior quarter. Losses in the second quarter included a $5.8 million reduction in fair value due to an increase in investor yield requirements. Fair value losses on performing loans in the distressed portfolio were $4.4 million while fair value losses on nonperforming loans were $0.4 million.
The schedule below summarizes the (losses) gains on distressed mortgage loans:
|June 30, 2018||March 31, 2018||June 30, 2017|
|Gain on payoffs||561||235||1,348|
|(Loss) gain on sale||(416||)||(915||)||(34||)|
The Credit Sensitive Strategies segment includes net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale of $4.4 million, which represents the value of a commitment to acquire the CRT security under the new REMIC structure.
Net interest expense for the segment totaled $0.7 million, compared to $0.5 million in the prior quarter. Interest income totaled $8.8 million, a 14 percent decrease from the prior quarter, driven by a decrease in capitalized interest due to reduced loan modification activity and fewer performing loans in the distressed loan portfolio resulting from its ongoing liquidation. Interest expense totaled $9.4 million, down 11 percent from the prior quarter, driven by lower financing costs related to the ongoing reduction of the distressed loan portfolio and real estate acquired upon settlement of loans (REO).
Other investment losses were $0.4 million, compared with $1.4 million in the prior quarter driven by the ongoing liquidation of the REO properties. At quarter end, PMT’s inventory of REO properties totaled $109.3 million, down from $141.5 million at March 31, 2018.
Segment expenses were $4.7 million, a 33 percent decrease from the prior quarter, driven by a reduction in mortgage loan servicing fees paid to PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI) which in the prior quarter included activity fees related to the settlement of a bulk distressed loan sale.
Interest Rate Sensitive Strategies Segment
The Interest Rate Sensitive Strategies segment includes results from investments in MSRs, excess servicing spread (ESS), Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and non-Agency senior MBS and interest rate hedges. Pretax income for the segment was $16.4 million on revenues of $24.4 million, compared with pretax income of $37.8 million on revenues of $45.8 million in the prior quarter. The segment includes investments that typically have offsetting exposures to changes in interest rates. For example, in a period with increasing interest rates, MSRs and ESS typically gain in value whereas Agency MBS typically decline in value.
The results in the Interest Rate Sensitive Strategies segment consist of net gains and losses on investments, net interest income and net loan servicing fees, as well as the associated expenses.
Net loss on investments for the segment totaled $8.5 million, primarily consisting of $9.1 million of losses on MBS and $1.1 million of losses on hedging derivatives, partially offset by $1.5 million in gains on ESS.
Net interest income for the segment was $5.3 million, compared to $2.1 million in the prior quarter. Interest income totaled $25.4 million, a 31 percent increase from the prior quarter, primarily driven by growth in the MBS portfolio. Interest expense totaled $20.1 million, a 16 percent increase from the prior quarter due to financing costs related to the increase in MBS investments and the issuance of a term note secured by MSRs in April.
Net mortgage loan servicing fees were $27.6 million, down from $56.1 million in the prior quarter. Net mortgage loan servicing fees included $48.7 million in servicing fees and $1.9 million in ancillary and other fees, reduced by $28.0 million in realization of MSR cashflows. Net mortgage loan servicing fees also included a $16.1 million increase in the value of MSRs, $11.4 million of related hedging losses and $0.4 million of MSR recapture income. PMT’s hedging activities are intended to manage the Company’s net exposure across all interest rate-sensitive strategies, which include MSRs, ESS and MBS.
The following schedule details net mortgage loan servicing fees:
|June 30, 2018||March 31, 2018||June 30, 2017|
|Ancillary and other fees||1,859||1,703||1,379|
|Effect of MSRs:|
|Carried at fair value—change in fair value|
|Realization of cashflows||(27,997||)||(26,639||)||(2,304||)|
|Carried at lower of amortized cost or fair value:|
|Additions to impairment valuation allowance||-||-||(4,089||)|
|Gains (losses) on hedging derivatives||(11,438||)||(20,848||)||2,391|
|From PFSI-MSR recpature income||412||595||234|
|Net mortgage loan servicing fees||$||27,586||$||56,155||$||15,697|
|1Includes contractually specified servicing fees, net of Agency guarantee fees.|
Before January 1, 2018, PMT carried the majority of its MSRs at the lower of amortized cost or fair value. Beginning January 1, 2018, the Company elected to account for all MSRs at fair value prospectively.
MSR valuation gains were primarily driven by higher mortgage rates, resulting in expectations for lower prepayment activity in the future. ESS valuation gains also benefitted from higher mortgage rates and include recapture income totaling $0.6 million from PFSI for prepayment activity during the quarter. When prepayment of a loan underlying PMT’s ESS results from refinancing by PFSI, PMT generally benefits from recapture income.
Segment expenses were $8.0 million, a 1 percent decrease from the prior quarter, driven by a decrease in other expenses.
Correspondent Production Segment
PMT acquires newly originated mortgage loans from correspondent sellers and typically sells or securitizes the loans, resulting in current-period income and ongoing investments in MSRs and CRT related to a portion of its production. PMT’s Correspondent Production segment generated pretax income of $4.5 million versus $6.6 million in the prior quarter.
Through its correspondent production activities, PMT acquired $15.0 billion in UPB of loans and issued interest rate lock commitments totaling $16.2 billion in the second quarter, compared with $13.1 billion and $13.6 billion, respectively, in the prior quarter. Of the correspondent acquisitions, conventional conforming acquisitions from nonaffiliates totaled $5.4 billion, and government-insured or guaranteed acquisitions totaled $9.5 billion, compared with $4.2 billion and $8.8 billion, respectively, in the prior quarter.
Segment revenues were $20.9 million, a 10 percent increase from the prior quarter. Segment revenues included a net gain on mortgage loans of $4.7 million, other income of $8.9 million, which primarily consists of volume-based origination fees, and net interest income of $7.3 million. Net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale in the quarter decreased 38 percent from the prior quarter, driven by a highly competitive mortgage market that resulted in reduced production margins, partially offset by the increase in acquisition volumes. Net interest income increased 67 percent from the prior quarter primarily driven by the increase in production volumes and incentives which the Company is currently entitled to receive under one of its master repurchase agreements to finance mortgage loans that satisfy certain consumer relief characteristics.
Segment expenses were $16.4 million, up 32 percent from the prior quarter, primarily driven by a $2.6 million dollar increase in fulfillment fee expenses driven by the increase in conventional correspondent production volume. The weighted average fulfillment fee rate in the second quarter was 27 basis points, down slightly from 28 basis points in the prior quarter.
The Corporate segment includes interest income from cash and short-term investments, management fees, and corporate expenses.
Segment revenues were $349,000, up from $200,000 in the prior quarter.
Management fees were $5.7 million, up 1 percent from the prior quarter, resulting from an increase in PMT’s shareholders’ equity. No incentive fees were paid in the second quarter.
Other segment expenses were $5.9 million compared with $4.7 million in the prior quarter, driven by an increase in the value of outstanding incentive-based compensation awards resulting from PMT’s higher common share price.
PMT recorded income tax expense of $5.9 million compared with $9.7 million of expense in the prior quarter, resulting from a reduced income contribution from strategies that generate taxable income.
Executive Chairman Stanford L. Kurland concluded, “Our earnings this quarter reflect the ongoing work to transition our equity allocation more toward organic investments in GSE credit risk transfer and mortgage servicing rights generated by our Correspondent Production business. As we continue to redeploy capital resulting from the resolution of our distressed investments into CRT and MSRs, we expect to see higher returns for PMT. We believe investors are showing confidence in PMT’s return potential as reflected in the performance of our common shares this year.”
Management’s slide presentation will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.pennymac-REIT.com beginning at 1:10 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
1 Annualized return on average common equity is calculated based on annualized quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders as a percentage of monthly average common equity during the period.
2 This transaction is subject to continuing due diligence and customary closing conditions. There can be no assurance regarding the size of the transaction or that the transaction will be completed at all.
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.” PMT is externally managed by PNMAC Capital Management, LLC, a controlled subsidiary of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI). Additional information about PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is available at www.PennyMac-REIT.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 our investment objectives or investment or operational strategies, including any new lines of business or new products and services that may subject us to additional risks; volatility in our industry, the debt or equity markets, the general economy or the real estate finance and real estate markets specifically; events or circumstances which undermine confidence in the financial markets or otherwise have a broad impact on financial markets; changes in general business, economic, market, employment and political conditions, or in consumer confidence and spending habits from those expected; declines in real estate or significant changes in U.S. housing prices or activity in the U.S. housing market; the availability of, and level of competition for, attractive risk-adjusted investment opportunities in mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets that satisfy our investment objectives; the inherent difficulty in winning bids to acquire mortgage loans, and our success in doing so; the concentration of credit risks to which we are exposed; the degree and nature of our competition; the availability, terms and deployment of short-term and long-term capital; the adequacy of our cash reserves and working capital; our ability to maintain the desired relationship between our financing and the interest rates and maturities of our assets; the timing and amount of cash flows, if any, from our investments; unanticipated increases or volatility in financing and other costs, including a rise in interest rates; the performance, financial condition and liquidity of borrowers; incomplete or inaccurate information or documentation provided by customers or counterparties, or adverse changes in the financial condition of our customers and counterparties; changes in the number of investor repurchases or indemnifications and our ability to obtain indemnification or demand repurchase from our correspondent sellers; increased rates of delinquency, default and/or decreased recovery rates on our investments; increased prepayments of the mortgages and other loans underlying our mortgage-backed securities or relating to our mortgage servicing rights, excess servicing spread and other investments; our exposure to market risk and declines in credit quality and credit spreads; the degree to which our hedging strategies may or may not protect us from interest rate volatility; the effect of the accuracy of or changes in the estimates we make about uncertainties, contingencies and asset and liability valuations when measuring and reporting upon our financial condition and results of operations; 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; our ability to mitigate cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents; our exposure to risks of loss with real estate investments resulting from adverse weather conditions and man-made or natural disasters; our ability to satisfy complex rules in order to qualify as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes; our ability to make distributions to our shareholders in the future; and our organizational structure and certain requirements in our charter documents. 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
|June 30, 2018||March 31, 2018||June 30, 2017|
|(in thousands except share information)|
|Mortgage-backed securities at fair value||1,698,322||1,436,456||1,065,540|
|Mortgage loans acquired for sale at fair value||1,790,518||1,115,534||1,318,603|
|Mortgage loans at fair value||749,445||779,489||1,527,812|
|Excess servicing spread purchased from PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||229,470||236,002||261,796|
|Firm commitment to purchase credit risk transfer security at fair value||4,426||-||-|
|Real estate acquired in settlement of loans||109,271||141,506||207,034|
|Real estate held for investment||46,431||45,790||40,316|
|Mortgage servicing rights||1,010,507||957,013||734,800|
|Deposits securing credit risk transfer agreements||651,204||622,330||503,108|
|Due from PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||4,010||313||5,013|
|Assets sold under agreements to repurchase||$||3,780,204||$||3,408,283||$||3,497,999|
|Mortgage loan participation and sale agreements||87,751||-||38,345|
|Asset-backed financing of a variable interest entity at fair value||287,719||296,982||329,459|
|Exchangeable senior notes||247,759||247,471||246,629|
|Assets sold to PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. under agreement to repurchase||138,582||142,938||150,000|
|Interest-only security payable at fair value||7,652||7,796||6,577|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||58,612||63,196||74,253|
|Due to PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||19,661||27,356||17,725|
|Income taxes payable||47,289||42,321||14,892|
|Liability for losses under representations and warranties||7,625||8,249||10,697|
|Preferred shares of beneficial interest||299,707||299,707||46|
Common shares of beneficial interest—authorized, 500,000,000 common
shares of $0.01 par
value; issued and outstanding 60,950,754, 60,882,954, and 66,842,495 common shares, respectively
|Additional paid-in capital||1,282,971||1,281,115||1,489,116|
|Total shareholders' equity||1,545,487||1,542,258||1,454,832|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||6,676,849||$||5,790,486||$||6,010,244|
PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES
|June 30, 2018||March 31, 2018||June 30, 2017|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Net investment income|
|Net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale|
|From PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||2,891||2,641||3,204|
|Mortgage loan origination fees||8,850||7,037||10,467|
|Net gain (loss) on investments:|
|From PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||1,520||7,751||(5,885||)|
|Net mortgage loan servicing fees|
|From PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||412||595||234|
|From PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||3,910||3,934||4,366|
|To PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.||1,898||1,976||2,025|
|Net interest income||12,279||6,164||13,960|
|Results of real estate acquired in settlement of loans||(2,297||)||(3,226||)||(3,465||)|
|Net investment income||82,991||75,673||83,959|
|Earned by PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.:|
|Mortgage loan fulfillment fees||14,559||11,944||21,107|
|Mortgage loan servicing fees1||9,431||11,019||10,099|
|Real estate held for investment||1,301||1,438||1,353|
|Mortgage loan origination||1,572||272||1,993|
|Mortgage loan collection and liquidation||1,923||2,229||3,338|
|Income before provision for income taxes||42,286||37,838||31,826|
|Provision for income taxes||5,861||9,652||3,046|
|Dividends on preferred shares||6,234||6,234||2,336|
|Net income attributable to common shareholders||$||30,191||$||21,952||$||26,444|
|Earnings per common share|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding|
|Dividends declared per common share||$||0.47||$||0.47||$||0.47|
1 Mortgage loan servicing fees expense includes both special servicing for PMT’s distressed portfolio and subservicing for its mortgage servicing rights.