Radian Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, of $177.3 million, or $1.34 per diluted share, which included minimal net gains on investments and combined net gains from the change in fair value of derivatives and other financial instruments as well as an income tax provision of $20.5 million. This compares to a net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, of $121.5 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, which included net gains on investments of $38.9 million, combined net gains from the change in fair value of derivatives and other financial instruments of $102.2 million and an income tax provision of $65.4 million. The net loss for the full year 2012 was $451.5 million, or $3.41 per diluted share, which included net gains on investments of $184.9 million and combined net loss from the change in fair value of derivatives and other financial instruments of $226.3 million as well as an income tax provision of $7.3 million. This compares to net income for the year ended December 31, 2011, of $302.2 million, or $2.26 per diluted share, which included net gains on investments of $202.2 million and combined net gains from the change in fair value of derivatives and other financial instruments of $821.7 million as well as an income tax provision of $66.4 million. Book value per share at December 31, 2012, was $5.51.

“In 2012, we took advantage of every opportunity to position Radian for future success, including growing our volume of new, high-quality mortgage insurance business each quarter, reducing our portfolio of delinquent loans by 16%, maintaining a competitive risk-to-capital ratio and reducing our financial guaranty exposure by 51%,” said Chief Executive Officer S.A. Ibrahim. “Although our fourth quarter results were impacted by the continuing challenge of our legacy portfolio, our ability to write new, profitable business remains undiminished.”

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