• Reported EPS of $(2.05) per share driven by $(293) million
    mark-to-market
  • Grew servicing portfolio to $632 billion, up 15% quarter-over-quarter
  • Boarded 444,000 new customers or 13% of the servicing portfolio in 35
    days
  • Originations pretax income increased quarter-over-quarter from $11
    million to $45 million
  • Pacific Union and Assurant Mortgage Solutions (AMS) integrations on
    track

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mr. Cooper Group Inc. (NASDAQ: COOP) (the “Company”), which principally
operates under the Mr. Cooper® and Xome® brands, reported a first
quarter net loss of $(186) million, $(2.05) per diluted share driven
principally by a net fair value mark-to-market on the MSR portfolio of
$(293) million. Excluding the mark-to-market and other items, the
Company reported pretax operating income of $48 million and after-tax
operating income of $36 million equivalent to an after-tax ROTCE of
8.7%. Items excluded from operating income were $(293) million in
mark-to-market net of $25 million in fair value amortization that is
included in the full mark-to-market, $20 million in merger related
costs, $20 million in accounting items and $13 million in intangible
amortization.

Jay Bray, chairman and CEO, commented, “2019 is a year of integration
and investment for Mr. Cooper, designed to set the stage for sustained
growth and higher returns in the years to come. Notable achievements in
the quarter included boarding 440,000 new servicing customers from our
Pacific Union and Seterus acquisitions and making important progress in
the integration of Assurant Mortgage Solutions into Xome.”

Vice chairman and CFO Chris Marshall added, “The first quarter included
a mark-to-market that was in line with our expectations, while the
underlying profitability of the servicing segment was strong, and
originations enjoyed a strong rebound in profitability thanks to
improved capital markets conditions and two months’ contribution from
Pacific Union.”

Servicing

The Servicing segment is focused on providing a best-in-class home loan
experience for our 3.8 million customers while also strengthening asset
performance for investors. In the first quarter, Servicing recorded a
pretax loss of $(186) million principally driven by a net fair value
mark-to-market on the MSR portfolio of $(293) million. The change in
fair value mark-to-market revenue compared to the prior period was
primarily due to a lower interest rate environment. At the end of the
quarter, the carrying value of the MSR was approximately $3.5 billion,
equivalent to 115 bps of MSR UPB, and the original cost basis was 83
bps. Servicing earned pretax operating income excluding the full mark of
$98 million, equivalent to a servicing margin of 6.8 bps. Pretax
operating income improved 11% quarter-over-quarter driven by $20 million
benefit from a collapse of a securitization trust, lower amortization,
net of accretion due to a lower CPR, and lower income contribution from
the reverse portfolio in this quarter relative to the prior quarter.

Mr. Cooper ended the quarter with a servicing portfolio of $632 billion
UPB, achieving 15% growth quarter-over-quarter. The growth was primarily
driven by the Pacific Union and Seterus acquisitions.

   
Quarter Ended
($ in millions) Q4’18   Q1’19
$   BPS   $   BPS  
Operational revenue $ 280 21.3 $ 324 22.5
Amortization, net of accretion (39 ) (3.0 ) (23 ) (1.6 )
Mark-to-market   (188 ) (14.3 )   (293 ) (20.3 )
Total revenues 53 4.0 8 0.6
Expenses (199 ) (15.1 ) (195 ) (13.6 )
Total other income (expenses), net   46   3.5     1   0.1  
Loss before taxes (100 ) (7.6 ) (186 ) (12.9 )
Mark-to-market 188 14.3 293 20.3
Accounting item           (9 ) (0.6 )
Pretax operating income excluding mark-to-market and accounting items $ 88   6.7     $ 98   6.8  
 
Quarter Ended
Q4’18 Q1’19  
Ending UPB ($B) $ 548 $ 632
Average UPB ($B) $ 526 $ 576
60+ day delinquency rate

2.2

%

2.4

%

Annualized CPR

9.1

%

8.2

%

Modifications and workouts 10,645 9,590
 

Originations

The Originations segment focuses on creating servicing assets at
attractive margins through existing customer relationships and
correspondent originations. Originations earned pretax income of $45
million in the first quarter, up from $11 million in the prior quarter.
The strong results were driven by the lower interest rate environment,
resulting in higher locked volumes and favorable capital markets
conditions which led to recovery in gain-on-sale margins.

Mr. Cooper funded 27,294 loans in the first quarter, totaling
approximately $5.7 billion UPB with $2.2 billion from the
direct-to-consumer channel, $3.1 billion from the correspondent channel,
and $0.4 billion from the Wholesale channel. Funded volume improved 5%
quarter-over-quarter driven by two months of Pacific Union funded volume.

 
Quarter Ended
($ in millions) Q4’18   Q1’19
Income before taxes $ 11   $ 45
Business shutdown costs   5  
Pretax operating income $ 16 $ 45
 
   
Quarter Ended
($ in millions) Q4’18   Q1’19
Total pull through adjusted volume $ 4,874 $ 5,960
Funded volume $ 5,425 $ 5,716
Refinance recapture percentage 55 % 52 %
Recapture percentage 26 % 28 %
Purchase volume as a percentage of funded volume 58 % 52 %
 

Xome

Xome provides real estate solutions including property disposition,
asset management, title, close, valuation, and field services to Mr.
Cooper and third-party clients. The Xome segment recorded pretax income
of $8 million or $0 million after excluding intangible amortization and
an $11 million change in fair value of the contingent consideration for
the acquisition of AMS. Excluding the contingent consideration,
profitability reflected the impact of the AMS acquisition, which is
moving forward according to plan.

 
Quarter Ended
($ in millions) Q4’18   Q1’19
(Loss) / Income before taxes $ (2 )   $ 8
Business shutdown costs 1
Asset sales (1 )
Accounting item (11 )
Intangible amortization   3     3  
Pretax operating income excluding intangible amortization and
accounting item
$ 1   $  
 
Quarter Ended
Q4’18   Q1’19
Exchange property listings sold 2,222   2,421
Exchange property listings at period end 6,177 6,634
Services orders completed 531,566 379,585
Percentage of revenue earned from third-party customers 57 % 53 %

Conference Call Webcast and Investor
Presentation

The Company will host a conference call on May 1, 2019 at 9:00 A.M.
Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing
855-874-2685, or 720-634-2923 internationally. Please use the
participant passcode 5458663 to access the conference call. A
simultaneous audio webcast of the conference call will be available in
the Investor section of www.mrcoopergroup.com.
A replay will also be available by dialing 855-859-2056, or 404-537-3406
internationally. Please use the passcode 5458663 to access the replay.
The replay will be accessible through May 15, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern
Time.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company utilizes non-GAAP financial measures as the measures provide
additional information to assist investors in understanding and
assessing the Company’s and our business segments’ ongoing performance
and financial results, as well as assessing our prospects for future
performance. The adjusted operating financial measures facilitate a
meaningful analysis and allow more accurate comparisons of our ongoing
business operations because they exclude items that may not be
indicative of or are unrelated to the Company’s and our business
segments’ core operating performance, and are better measures for
assessing trends in our underlying businesses. These notable items are
consistent with how management views our businesses. Management uses
these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operational and
planning decisions and evaluating the Company’s and our business
segment’s ongoing performance. Pretax operating income (loss) in the
servicing segment eliminates the effects of mark-to-market adjustments
which primarily reflects unrealized gains or losses based on the changes
in fair value measurements of MSRs and their related financing
liabilities for which a fair value accounting election was made. These
adjustments, which can be highly volatile and material due to changes in
credit markets, are not necessarily reflective of the gains and losses
that will ultimately be realized by the Company. Pretax operating income
(loss) in each segment also eliminates, as applicable, transition and
integration costs, gains (losses) on sales of fixed assets, certain
settlement costs that are not considered normal operational matters,
intangible amortization, and other adjustments based on the facts and
circumstances that would provide investors a supplemental means for
evaluating the Company’s core operating performance.

Forward Looking Statements

Any statements in this release that are not historical or current facts
are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our
actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
implied by the forward looking statements. Results for any specified
quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be
expected for the full year or any future period. Certain of these risks
and uncertainties are described in the “Risk Factors” section of Mr.
Cooper Group’s most recent annual report and other required documents as
filed with the SEC which are available at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
Mr. Cooper undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward looking statement or any other financial information contained
herein, and the statements made in this press release are current as of
the date of this release only.

Financial Tables

 

MR. COOPER GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(millions of dollars, except for earnings per share data)

 
 

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2018

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019

Revenues:  
Service related, net $ 347 $ 377
Mark-to-market (188 ) (293 )
Net gain on mortgage loans held for sale   93       166  
Total revenues   252       250  
 
Total expenses 432 443
 
Other income (expense):
Interest income 166 134
Interest expense (171 ) (189 )
Other income (expenses)   7       15  
Total other income (expenses), net   2       (40 )
Income before income tax benefit (178 ) (233 )
Income tax benefit   (42 )     (47 )
Net loss   (136 )     (186 )
Undistributed earnings attributable to participating stockholders          
Net loss attributable to Mr. Cooper Group $ (136 )   $ (186 )
 
 
 
Loss per share attributable to common stockholders:
Basic $ (1.50 ) $ (2.05 )
Diluted $ (1.50 ) $ (2.05 )
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding (in thousands):
Basic   90,816     90,828  
Diluted   90,816     90,828  
 
 

MR. COOPER GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(millions of dollars)

 
  December 31, 2018   March 31, 2019

Assets

  (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents $242 $181
Restricted cash 319 339
Mortgage servicing rights 3,676 3,488
Advances and other receivables, net 1,194 1,147
Reverse mortgage interests, net 7,934 7,489
Mortgage loans held for sale at fair value 1,631 2,170
Mortgage loans held for investment 119 118
Property and equipment, net 96 112
Deferred tax asset 967 1,024
Other assets 795 1,578
Total assets $16,973 $17,646
 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Unsecured senior notes, net $2,459 $2,461
Advance facilities, net 595 578
Warehouse facilities, net 2,349 3,050
Payables and accrued liabilities 1,543 1,975
MSR related liabilities – nonrecourse at fair value 1,216 1,343
Mortgage servicing liabilities 71 90
Other nonrecourse debt, net 6,795 6,388
Total liabilities 15,028 15,885
Total stockholders’ equity 1,945 1,761
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $16,973 $17,646
 
 

UNAUDITED SEGMENT STATEMENT OF

OPERATIONS & EARNINGS RECONCILIATION

(millions of dollars, except for earnings per share data)

 
  Three Months Ended for December 31, 2018
Servicing   Originations   Xome  

Corporate
and Other

  Elim.   Consolidated
 
 
Service related, net $ 53 $ 14 $ 104 $ $ (12 ) $ 159
Net gain on mortgage loans held for sale       81             12     93  
Total revenues   53     95     104             252  
Total expenses 199 89 107 37 432
Other income (expense):
Interest income 144 17 5 166
Interest expense (99 ) (16 ) (56 ) (171 )
Other expense   1     4     1     1         7  
Total other income (expense)   46     5     1     (50 )       2  
Pretax (loss) income $ (100 ) $ 11   $ (2 ) $ (87 ) $   $ (178 )
 
Income tax benefit (42 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders of Mr. Cooper Group $ (136 )
Loss per share
Basic $ (1.50 )
Diluted $ (1.50 )
 

Non-GAAP Reconciliation:

Pretax income (loss) $ (100 ) $ 11 $ (2 ) $ (87 ) $ $ (178 )
Mark-to-market 188 188
Business shutdown costs 5 1 6
Merger related costs 4 4
Asset sales (1 ) (1 )
Intangible amortization               3       11           14  
Pretax income (loss), net of notable items   88       16       1       (72 )       33
Fair value amortization⁽¹⁾   (35 )                             (35 )
Pretax operating income (loss) $ 53   $ 16   $ 1   $ (72 ) $   $ (2 )
Income tax expense    
Operating loss $ (2 )
ROTCE   (0.3 )%
 
⁽¹⁾ Amount represents additional amortization required under the
fair value amortization method over the cost amortization method
 
 

UNAUDITED SEGMENT STATEMENT OF

OPERATIONS & EARNINGS RECONCILIATION

(millions of dollars, except for earnings per share data)

 
  Three Months Ended for March 31, 2019
Servicing   Originations   Xome  

Corporate
and Other

  Elim.   Consolidated

 

 
Service related, net $ 8 $ 15 $ 96 $ $ (35 ) $ 84
Net gain on mortgage loans held for sale       131             35     166  
Total revenues   8     146     96             250  
Total expenses 195 104 99 45 443
Other income (expense):
Interest income 115 17 2 134
Interest expense (114 ) (18 ) (57 ) (189 )
Other expense       4     11             15  
Total other income (expense)   1     3     11     (55 )       (40 )
Pretax (loss) income $ (186 ) $ 45   $ 8   $ (100 ) $   $ (233 )
 
Income tax benefit (47 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders of Mr. Cooper Group $ (186 )
Loss per share
Basic $ (2.05 )
Diluted $ (2.05 )
 

Non-GAAP Reconciliation:

Pretax income (loss) $ (186 ) $ 45 $ 8 $ (100 ) $ $ (233 )
Mark-to-market 293 293
Accounting items (9 ) (11 ) (20 )
Merger related costs 20 20
Intangible amortization               3       10           13  
Pretax income (loss), net of notable items $ 98     $ 45     $     $ (70 )   $   $ 73
Fair value amortization⁽¹⁾   (25 )                             (25 )
Pretax operating income (loss) $ 73   $ 45   $   $ (70 ) $   $ 48
Income tax expense   (12 )
Operating income $ 36  
ROTCE   8.7 %
 
⁽¹⁾ Amount represents additional amortization required under the
fair value amortization method over the cost amortization method
 

Contacts

Investor Contact:
Kenneth Posner, SVP Strategic Planning and
Investor Relations
(469) 426-3633
[email protected]

Media
Contact:
Christen Reyenga, VP Corporate Communications
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