ATLANTA, Aug. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation, (NYSE:OCN), a leading financial services holding company, today reported Net income of $76.7 million, or $0.53 per share, for the second quarter of 2013 compared to Net income of $44.8 million, or $0.32 per share, for the second quarter of 2012. Ocwen produced record revenue of $530.0 million, up 151% from the second quarter of 2012. Income from operations grew by 24% to $155.2 million for the second quarter of 2013 as compared to $125.5 million for the second quarter of 2012. Ocwen's Net cash provided by operating activity was $475.1 million.
Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 is $121.9 million, or $0.84 per share, as compared to $64.2 million, or $0.47 per share, for the same period in 2012. Revenue in the first half of 2013 increased 149% from the first half of 2012 to a total of $934.8 million.
Ocwen's normalized pre-tax earnings for the second quarter of 2013 were $165.9 million, a 130% increase over normalized pre-tax earnings in the second quarter of 2012 and a 64% increase over the first quarter of 2013. Pre-tax earnings on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2013 were $87.5 million, a 71% increase over the first quarter of 2013. The largest normalizing item is a net addition to reserves of $52.8 million for an expected contribution to a consumer relief fund pursuant to a possible settlement with state and federal agencies. In addition, Ocwen incurred $26.5 million in transition expenses related to the recent Homeward, ResCap and Ally transactions. Lastly, the normalization reverses $0.9 million of income contribution from sold operations."We are pleased with Ocwen's strong core earnings and cash flow which should continue to grow with the boarding of our new acquisitions," commented Bill Erbey, Ocwen's Chairman. "Ocwen's recently announced acquisition of OneWest Bank's $78 billion servicing portfolio combined with other large bank transfers points toward continued growth as banks strategically reposition their mortgage servicing operations. Our current pipeline of potential new business opportunities on a probability-weighted basis exceeds $400 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB). Moreover, regulatory and market trends, including greater prospects for GSE legislation and more private capital flowing into mortgage credit, provide excellent long-term prospects for Ocwen. We continue to build capacity in anticipation of further acquisitions to meet our obligations to our clients, borrowers, RMBS investors and shareholders."