Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: IMH), a Maryland corporation, or the “Company,” reports net earnings for the year ended 2010 of $10.3 million, or $1.24 per diluted common share, as compared to net earnings of $3.4 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share for the year ended 2009. Recent Business Developments During 2010, Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Integrated Real Estate Service Corp., continued to provide mortgage and real estate services, and continued to assist in the management of the long-term mortgage portfolio, including the residual interests in securitizations. In the third quarter of 2010, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Excel Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (Excel), re-entered the mortgage banking market and started funding residential mortgage loans. As part of the initiative to re-enter the mortgage lending market, the Company has completed the following:
- With respect to new warehouse facilities:
- Obtained its first warehouse facility since 2008 to fund residential mortgage loans;
- Increased warehouse funding capacity to $42.0 million as of December 31, 2010;
- Obtained preliminary term sheets from lenders for a potential total warehouse funding capacity of $160 million as of March 25, 2011.
- Acquired controlling interest in a mortgage banking firm, AmeriHome Mortgage Corporation (AmeriHome), giving the Company ability to (i) originate, sell to and service for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, (ii) originate Federal Housing Authority (FHA) government loans and (iii) issue and service Ginnie Mae securities;
- Through Excel, obtained approval to directly originate FHA loans as a HUD mortgagee and approval to originate, sell and service Fannie Mae loans; and
- Funded $20.7 million in residential mortgage loans in 2010.
In March 2011, Excel expanded into the pacific northwest of the U.S. by opening a regional production office in Lake Oswego, Oregon, along with other offices throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Excel hired an experienced senior management team along with regional sales and operational staff for those offices. With this regional production office, Excel has a mortgage origination presence throughout the West Coast and in the Midwest and has plans to open a Gulf Coast regional office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.The Company was also successful in fully satisfying the $6.6 million outstanding balance of its last remaining significant obligation associated with the previously discontinued non-conforming residential lending operations. The full satisfaction of this obligation results in the termination of all associated covenants, conditions and restrictions. In 2009, the Company created an integrated services platform to provide solutions to the mortgage and real estate markets. In 2010, the Company has further developed and enhanced its integrated services platform in providing services to investors, portfolio managers, servicers and individual borrowers primarily by focusing on loss mitigation and performance of our own long-term mortgage portfolio. The development of these business activities focuses on vertical integration of a centralized platform to operate synergistically to maximize revenues and profits. During 2010, the Company has expanded the mortgage and real estate service revenues by 33% to $56.4 million in 2010 from $42.3 million in 2009. For the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, mortgage and real estate services fees were as follows:
|For the year ended December 31,|
|Real estate services and recovery fees||22,064||10,148|
|Title and escrow||16,786||7,539|
|Loan modification fees||11,741||17,525|
|Portfolio service fees||5,814||7,064|
|Total mortgage and real estate services fees||$||56,405||$||42,276|
Through loss mitigation efforts, the Company has been able to improve the performance of its long-term mortgage portfolio by reducing the 60 or more days delinquent loans to $2.4 billion, or 21.3%, at December 31, 2010 from $3.1 billion, or 25.0%, at December 31, 2009.
|Results of Operations Condensed Statements of Operations|
|For the year ended December 31,|
|Net interest income||5,710||9,780||(4,070||)||(42||)|
|Total non-interest income||63,464||56,142||7,322||13|
|Total non-interest expense||(61,370||)||(55,633||)||(5,737||)||(10||)|
|Income tax expense||(205||)||(2,017||)||1,812||90|
|Net earnings from continuing operations||7,599||8,272||(673||)||(8||)|
|Earnings from discontinued operations, net||2,238||2,315||(77||)||(3||)|
|Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest||457||250||207||83|
|Net earnings attributable to IMH||10,294||10,837||(543||)||(5||)|
|Cash dividends on preferred stock||-||(7,443||)||7,443||100|
|Net earnings available to common stockholders before preferred stock redemption||$||10,294||$||3,394||$||6,900||203|
|Earnings per share available to common stockholders - basic||$||1.33||$||0.44||$||0.88||197||%|
|Earnings per share available to common stockholders - diluted||$||1.24||$||0.44||$||0.79||180||%|
- Earnings from continuing operations of $7.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to $8.3 million for 2009.
- Net interest income of $5.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to $9.8 million for 2009.
- Non-interest income—net trust assets of $4.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to $13.0 million for 2009.
- Mortgage and real estate services fees of $56.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to $42.3 million for 2009.
- Earnings from discontinued operations (net of tax) of $2.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to $2.3 million for 2009.
|Condensed Components of Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|As of December 31, 2010|
|Residual interests in securitizations||26,407||-||26,407|
|Long-term debt ($71,120 par)||(11,728||)||-||(11,728||)|
|Lease liability (1)||-||(2,226||)||(2,226||)|
|Net other assets (liabilities)||7,922||(2,580||)||5,342|
|Stockholders' equity (deficit)||$||40,377||$||(12,680||)||$||27,697|
|(1)||Guaranteed by IMH.|
Since our consolidated and unconsolidated securitization trusts are nonrecourse, we have netted trust assets and liabilities to present the Company’s interest in these trusts more simply, which are considered our residual interests in securitizations. For unconsolidated securitizations our residual interests represent the fair value of investment securities available-for-sale. For consolidated securitizations, our residual interests are represented by the fair value of securitized mortgage collateral and real estate owned, offset by the fair value of securitized mortgage borrowings and net derivative liabilities. We receive cash flows from our residual interests in securitizations to the extent they are available after required distributions to bondholders and maintaining overcollateralization levels within the trusts. The estimated fair value of the residual interests, represented by the difference in the fair value of trust assets and trust liabilities, was $26.4 million at December 31, 2010, compared to $23.0 million at December 31, 2009. The increase in residual fair value in 2010 was primarily due to decreased loss assumptions for single-family collateral and investor yield requirements.2010 Year End Earnings Conference Call The Company has announced a conference call and live web cast on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time). We will discuss our year end 2010 financial results, followed by a question and answer session. If you would like to participate in the conference call, you may listen by dialing (866) 838 - 8084, conference ID number 52619998, or access the web cast via our web site at http://ir.impaccompanies.com. To participate in the conference call, dial in fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The call will also be archived through April 8, 2011. To listen to the archived call dial (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291, conference call ID number 52619998. The conference call will also be archived on the Company's web site at http://ir.impaccompanies.com. You can subscribe to receive instant notification of news releases, events, presentations, and daily stock quotes by using our e-mail alert feature located at the web site under ‘Receive Email Alerts’. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements, some of which are based on various assumptions and events that are beyond our control, may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “likely,” “should,” “could,” “seem to,” “anticipate,” or similar terms or variations on those terms or the negative of those terms. The forward looking statements are based on current management expectations. Actual results may differ materially as a result of several factors, including, but not limited to the following: the ongoing volatility in the mortgage industry; our ability to successfully manage through the current market environment; our compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations and other general market and economic conditions; our ability to meet liquidity needs from current cash flows or generate new sources of revenue; management’s ability to successfully manage and grow the Company’s mortgage and real estate fee-based business activities and mortgage lending operations; the ability to make interest payments; increases in default rates or loss severities and mortgage related losses; our ability to obtain additional financing and the terms of any financing that we do obtain; inability to effectively liquidate properties to mitigate losses; increase in loan repurchase requests and ability to adequately settle repurchase obligations; decreases in value of our residual interests that differ from our assumptions; the ability of our common stock to continue trading in an active market; the outcome of litigation or regulatory actions pending against us or other legal contingencies.
For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward looking statements, see Item 1A. “Risk Factors” and Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2010. This document speaks only as of its date and we do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.About the Company Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (IMH) is a publicly traded company and through its subsidiaries, provides mortgage and real estate services, including mortgage lending, portfolio loss mitigation and real estate services, and title and escrow services. The Company’s operations include the management of the long-term mortgage portfolio, including the residual interest in securitizations, to mitigate losses and maximize cash flows and the mortgage and real estate related fee-based business activities. The development of these business activities focuses on vertical integration of a centralized platform which can operate synergistically to maximize revenues and profits.