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Among the posts this past week were entries about Altisource Portfolio Solutions and former Fed Chair Paul Volcker.
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Altisource Portfolio Solutions Still Soars
Originally published on Friday, Oct. 25 at 10:06 a.m. EDT. I wanted to update Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS - Get Report) for those who are fortunate enough to still own this monster! (As I have often reminded myself, I mistakenly failed to re-establish my long position when the shares traded down to $70 months ago.) Altisource reported a huge beat in revenue ($211 million, up 46% year over year) and profits (GAAP $1.42 a share, cash EPS $1.80 a share). Pretax margins leaped to 27%, leading to the earnings breakout, which was well above consensus). (OCN - Get Report), mostly government-sponsored agency loans. The incremental fees earned on this (at a near-50% default servicing margin) coupled with other growth initiatives within the company and at Ocwen should produce revenue of $775 million in 2013 and $1.05 billion next year. This will translate into approximately $6.20 a share in 2013 and over $10.25 a share in 2014. The shares, which stood at around $15 a share in late 2009, now trade at near $150 -- adjusted for the Altisource Residential (RESI - Get Report) and Altisource Asset Management (AAMC - Get Report) spinouts, it trades over $200.