PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI) today reported net income of $31.4 million for the third quarter of 2013, on revenue of $87.2 million. Net income attributable to PFSI common stockholders was $5.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.

Third Quarter Highlights
  • Total net revenue of $87.2 million, down 18 percent from the prior quarter
  • Mortgage Banking revenue of $72.9 million, down 25 percent from the prior quarter
  • Investment Management revenue of $14.3 million, up 6 percent from the prior quarter
  • Total loan production activity of $8.0 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB), down 11 percent from the prior quarter
  • Servicing portfolio reached $52.9 billion in UPB, up 19 percent from June 30, 2013
  • Net assets under management reached $2.1 billion, up 14 percent from June 30, 2013

Recent Activity Since the End of the Quarter
  • Acquired $10.3 billion in UPB of Fannie Mae mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), with co-investment by PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT) in the excess servicing spread
  • Entered into a letter of intent with a third party to acquire $10.8 billion in UPB of Ginnie Mae MSRs and expected to enter into an agreement with PMT relating to the sale of the excess servicing spread associated with this portfolio1

“The third quarter was challenging for the mortgage industry, and the decline in origination volumes and reduced margins had a significant impact on PennyMac Financial’s loan production businesses,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stanford L. Kurland. “The decline in loan production was offset by growth in PennyMac Financial’s loan servicing and investment management businesses. We reduced expenses, while remaining focused on executing against the initiatives that we believe will drive long-term growth. I am particularly optimistic about the bulk MSR acquisitions which are expected to increase earnings and add scale to our loan servicing business, drive retail lending opportunities, and provide co-investment opportunities with PMT.”

The following table presents the contribution of PFSI’s Mortgage Banking and Investment Management segments to pretax income:

Quarter ended September 30, 2013  

Mortgage Banking

(in thousands)

Net gains on mortgage loans held for sale at fair value
$ 25,949 $ - $ 25,949
Loan origination fees 6,280 - 6,280
Fulfillment fees from PMT 18,327 - 18,327
Net servicing income 21,399 - 21,399
Management fees - 10,540 10,540
Carried Interest from Investment Funds - 2,812 2,812
Net interest income (expense) 933 4 937
Other   (22 )   972   950
72,866 14,328 87,194
Compensation 33,969 1,861 35,830
Other   16,240     207   16,447
  50,209     2,068   52,277
Pretax income $ 22,657   $ 12,260 $ 34,917
Segment assets at period end $ 1,208,156   $ 46,228 $ 1,254,384

Mortgage Banking Segment

PFSI’s Mortgage Banking Segment consists of loan production, which includes retail lending and correspondent lending both for its own account and on behalf of PMT for which it provides fulfillment services, and loan servicing, which includes owned servicing rights and subservicing. Mortgage Banking revenues were $72.9 million, a decrease of 22 percent from the second quarter, driven by a 39 percent decrease in gains on mortgage loans held for sale and a 17 percent decrease in fulfillment fees. During the quarter, PFSI’s loan production activity totaled $8.0 billion, of which $3.7 billion was fee-based fulfillment activity for PMT. Net servicing income for the third quarter was $21.4 million, a decrease of 3 percent from the second quarter.

Loan Production

During the third quarter, PennyMac Financial originated and managed the acquisition of $4.3 billion in UPB of loans for its own account, and interest rate lock commitments (IRLCs) totaled $4.1 billion, compared to $4.6 billion and $5.3 billion, respectively, in the second quarter. PFSI generated $25.9 million in net gains on mortgage loans acquired for sale in the third quarter, a 39 percent decrease from the second quarter. The net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale is detailed in the following table:
Quarter ended
September 30,

  June 30,

September 30,

(in thousands)
MSR Value $ 60,051 $ 52,112 $ 25,621

Provision for representations and warranties (1,069 ) (1,453 ) (919 )
Cash investment (1) (4,936 ) (21,058 ) 7,102

Fair value changes of pipeline,

inventory and hedges
  (28,097 )   13,053     7,956

Net gain on mortgage loans acquired for sale $ 25,949   $ 42,654   $ 39,760

(1) Net cash receipt at sale and net cash hedge expense

PFSI performs fulfillment services for conventional conforming and jumbo loans acquired by PMT in its correspondent lending business. These services include, but are not limited to, reviews of loan data, documentation and appraisals to assess loan quality and risk; the approval of correspondent sellers and monitoring of their ongoing performance; and the subsequent sale and securitization of loans in the secondary mortgage markets for PMT. Fees earned from fulfillment of correspondent loans on behalf of PMT totaled $18.3 million in the third quarter, compared to $22.1 million in the second quarter, driven by decreased correspondent acquisitions by PMT in the third quarter. The average fulfillment fee was 50 basis points during the third quarter.

Loan Servicing

Net loan servicing fees for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 totaled $21.4 million, a decrease of 3 percent from the second quarter. The following table presents a breakdown of the net servicing fees:
Quarter ended
September 30,

  June 30,

  September 30,

(in thousands)
Servicing fees $ 29,562 $ 25,259 $ 10,526
Effect of MSRs:
Amortization (5,367 ) (4,251 ) (1,127 )

(Provision for) reversal of impairment of MSRscarried at lower of amortized cost or fair value
(1,192 ) 88 (1,000 )
Change in fair value of MSRs carried at fair value (1,604 ) 973 (2,240 )
Losses on hedging derivatives   -     -     (47 )
Net loan servicing fees $ 21,399   $ 22,069   $ 6,112  

The total servicing portfolio reached $52.9 billion in UPB, an increase of 19 percent from June 30, 2013. Of the total servicing portfolio at September 30, 2013, prime servicing was $46.8 billion in UPB and special servicing was $6.1 billion in UPB. The Company subservices and services under contract $29.6 billion in UPB for its advised entities, an increase of 16 percent from June 30, 2013, due to correspondent acquisitions and distressed whole loan acquisitions by PMT. PFSI’s MSR portfolio grew to $23.0 billion in UPB, an increase of 25 percent over the prior quarter driven by its own correspondent acquisitions of government-insured loans and PFSI’s retail lending activities.

The table below details PFSI’s servicing portfolio as of September 30, 2013:

September 30,

  June 30,

(in thousands)
Loans serviced at period end (unpaid principal balance):
Prime servicing:
Subserviced for our Advised Entities $ 24,540,141 $ 21,652,249
Owned MSRs: Originated 20,024,781 16,294,547
Owned MSRs: Acquisitions 1,700,612 792,666
Mortgage loans held for sale   490,088   653,789
Total prime servicing 46,755,622 39,393,251
Special servicing:
Serviced under contract for our Advised Entities 5,015,113 3,857,124
Subserviced for non-affiliates 50,379 -
Owned MSRs—Acquisitions   1,051,220   1,155,301
Total special servicing   6,116,712   5,012,425
Total loans serviced $ 52,872,334 $ 44,405,676

Investment Management Segment

PennyMac Financial earns a management fee and incentive compensation from its advised entities, which had combined net assets of approximately $2.1 billion as of September 30, 2013, up 14 percent from the second quarter. Total revenue for the Investment Management segment was $14.3 million, up 6 percent from the second quarter. Base management fees, incentive fees, and carried interest were unchanged quarter-over-quarter, with pretax income for the segment up 19 percent for the quarter due to reduced expenses.


Expenses for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $52.3 million, a decrease of 7 percent from the second quarter, driven by lower compensation expense. Compensation expense fell to $35.8 million, a 15 percent decline from the second quarter, reflecting the Company’s focus on reducing expenses with the changing market environment. Headcount reductions during and shortly after the third quarter totaled 186 employees, mainly in the company’s correspondent and retail lending businesses.

“PennyMac Financial continued to organically grow its servicing business through additions from loan production, and we expect the total servicing portfolio to grow by more than 40 percent in the fourth quarter with the two bulk MSR acquisitions,” concluded Mr. Kurland. “Our investment management business continues to progress as PMT raised new capital and has deployed it across multiple investment opportunities. As the mortgage origination market stabilizes, we expect to resume increasing market share and volumes in correspondent and retail lending. While conditions in the mortgage industry are challenging, I believe PFSI’s diversified business model is well positioned to drive substantial profitability and earnings growth over the long-term.”

Management’s slide presentation will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at beginning at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. We encourage investors to submit questions via email to; if any questions are submitted, we will post answers via a document on our website.

About PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.

PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. is a specialty financial services firm with a comprehensive mortgage platform and integrated business focused on the production and servicing of U.S. residential mortgage loans and the management of investments related to the U.S. residential mortgage market. PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PFSI". Additional information about PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. is available at

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding management’s beliefs, estimates, projections and assumptions with respect to, among other things, the Company’s financial results, future operations, business plans and investment strategies, as well as industry and market conditions, all of which are subject to change. Words like “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “promise,” “plan,” and other expressions or words of similar meanings, as well as future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may” are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results and operations for any future period may vary materially from those projected herein and from past results discussed herein. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated include, but are not limited to: changes in federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the highly regulated industry in which we operate; lawsuits or governmental actions if we do not comply with the laws and regulations applicable to our businesses; the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, and enforcement of its rules; changes in existing U.S. government-sponsored entities, their current roles or their guarantees or guidelines; changes to government mortgage modification programs; the licensing and operational requirements of states and other jurisdictions applicable to our businesses, to which our bank competitors are not subject; foreclosure delays and changes in foreclosure practices; certain banking regulations that may limit our business activities; changes in macroeconomic and U.S. residential real estate market conditions; difficulties in growing loan production volume; changes in prevailing interest rates; increases in loan delinquencies and defaults; our reliance on PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust as a significant source of financing for, and revenue related to, our correspondent lending business; availability of required additional capital and liquidity to support business growth; our obligation to indemnify third-party purchasers or repurchase loans that we originate, acquire or assist in with fulfillment; our obligation to indemnify advised entities or investment funds to meet certain criteria or characteristics or under other circumstances; decreases in the historical returns on the assets that we select and manage for our clients, and our resulting management and incentive fees; regulation applicable to our investment management segment; conflicts of interest in allocating our services and investment opportunities among ourselves and our advised entities; the potential damage to our reputation and adverse impact to our business resulting from ongoing negative publicity; and our rapid growth. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should consider all of the uncertainties and risks described above, as well as those more fully discussed in reports and other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or any other information contained herein, and the statements made in this press release are current as of the date of this release only.

1 The pending transactions are subject to the negotiation and execution of definitive documentation, continuing due diligence, customary closing conditions, and approvals. There can be no assurance that the committed amount will ultimately be acquired or that either transaction will be completed.

(In thousands, except share data)
September 30, June 30, September 30,
2013 2013 2012
(in thousands

except unit data)
Cash $ 56,398 $ 38,468 $ 27,734
Short-term investments, at fair value 127,487 156,148 3,416
Mortgage loans held for sale at fair value 530,248 656,341 410,071
Real estate acquired in settlement of loans - 309 -
Servicing advances 105,344 94,791 76,554
Receivable from Investment Funds 2,541 2,987 4,183
Receivable from PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust 20,030 16,725 9,734
Derivative assets 24,066 37,177 39,793
Carried Interest due from Investment Funds 58,134 55,322 44,504
Investment in PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust at fair value 1,701 1,579 1,753
Mortgage servicing rights at lower of cost or fair value 226,090 176,668 52,914
Mortgage servicing rights at fair value 26,768 23,070 21,240
Furniture, fixtures, equipment and building improvements, net 8,498 8,037 4,466
Capitalized software, net 743 946 751
Deferred tax asset 54,530 - -
Other   11,806   12,212   5,586
Total assets $ 1,254,384 $ 1,280,780 $ 702,699
Mortgage loans sold under agreements to repurchase $ 387,883 $ 500,427 $ 361,478
Excess servicing spread financing at fair value 2,857 - -
Note payable 56,775 47,209 34,035
Payable to Investment Funds 36,424 36,328 34,443
Payable to PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust 55,523 52,729 35,920
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 53,355 54,313 29,235
Derivative liabilities 5,776 27,445 3,356
Payable to Private National Mortgage Acceptance Company, LLC partners

under tax sharing agreement
58,615 - -
Liability for losses under representations and warranties   7,215   6,185   2,305
Total liabilities   664,423   724,636   500,772
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, 200,000,000 shares

authorized, 18,887,777 issued and outstanding
$ 2 $ 1 $ -
Class B Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, 1,000 shares authorized,

61 issued and outstanding
- - -
Additional paid-in capital 136,484 90,159
Retained earnings   7,990   2,793   -
Total PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. stockholders' equity   144,476   92,953   -
Members' equity related to Private National Mortgage Acceptance

Company, LLC
- - $ 201,927
Noncontrolling interests in Private National Mortgage Acceptance

Company, LLC
  445,485   463,191   -
Total stockholders' equity   589,961   556,144   201,927
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,254,384 $ 1,280,780 $ 702,699
(In thousands, except share data)
Quarter ended
September 30, June 30, September 30,
2013 2013 2012
(in thousands except unit data)
Net gains on mortgage loans held for sale at fair value $ 25,949 $ 42,654 $ 39,760
Loan origination fees 6,280 6,312 2,752
Fulfillment fees from PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust 18,327 22,054 17,258
Net servicing income:
Loan servicing fees
From non-affiliates 14,596 11,744 2,154
From PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust 10,738 8,787 4,600
From Investment Funds 1,813 2,100 2,484
Mortgage servicing rebate to Investment Funds (362 ) (34 ) 135
Ancillary and other fees   2,777     2,662     1,153  
29,562 25,259 10,526

Amortization, impairment and change in estimatedfair value of mortgage servicing rights
  (8,163 )   (3,190 )   (4,414 )
Net servicing income   21,399     22,069     6,112  
Management fees:
From PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust 8,539 8,455 3,672
From Investment Funds   2,001     1,974     2,442  
  10,540     10,429     6,114  
Carried interest from Investment Funds 2,812 2,862 3,355
Net interest income (expense):
Interest income 5,093 4,474 1,914
Interest expense   4,156     4,200     2,042  
937 274 (128 )

Change in fair value of investment in and dividendsreceived from PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust
165 (320 ) 314
Other   785     243     695  
Total net revenue   87,194     106,577     76,232  
Compensation 35,830 42,339 31,856
Professional services 2,831 2,783 1,287
Loan origination 2,802 2,516 1,787
Servicing 1,931 1,609 999
Technology 2,587 2,030 1,057
Occupancy 796 596 394
Other   5,500     4,475     989  
Total expenses   52,277     56,348     38,369  
Income before provision for income taxes 34,917 50,229 37,863
Provision for income taxes   3,493     2,038     -  
Net income 31,424 48,191 $ 37,863  
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   26,227     45,398  
Net income attributable to PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.

common shareholders
$ 5,197   $ 2,793  
Earnings per common share
Basic $ 0.29 $ 0.22
Diluted $ 0.28 $ 0.22
Weighted-average common share outstanding
Basic 17,958 12,778
Diluted 74,946 12,783

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