The Company’s exposure under these guaranties for new loans is mitigated by the progress made under ClearPoint’s remediation program, including the implementation of loan origination limits and enhancements to the operational infrastructure to improve the pace at which loans are sold. New loans financed by these warehouse lines as of April 30, 2012 were approximately $62.6 million, as ClearPoint sold $184.8 million of loans during the month of April while expecting to finance new loans of $107.8 million. Given the pace with which ClearPoint is currently selling loans, exposure under these guaranties is significantly diminished.
ClearPoint also has restructured its senior management and continues to focus on other elements of its remediation program, including increasing the number of loan purchasers with which ClearPoint transacts, and pursuing additional warehouse lenders and loan distribution channels.
Non-GAAP Financial Results
The Company has included in this press release certain financial metrics that were not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. These non-GAAP financial results, which include presentations of net revenues, compensation and benefits, non-compensation expenses, income before income taxes from continuing operations, provision for income taxes, net income from continuing operations, compensation expense ratios, pre-tax margin, return on average tangible equity and diluted earnings per share, are presented as an additional aid in understanding and analyzing the Company’s financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Specifically, the Company believes that the non-GAAP results provide useful information by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of the Company’s core operating results or business outlook and also to emphasize information that is critical to understanding the Company’s performance. These non-GAAP amounts exclude items reflected as adjustments within the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Income from Continuing Operations” table below. The Company believes these non-GAAP results will allow for a better evaluation of the operating performance of the business and facilitate a meaningful comparison of the Company’s results in the current period to those in prior periods and future periods. References to these non-GAAP results should not be considered a substitute for results that are presented in a manner consistent with GAAP.