• Reported a Net Loss of $44 million for the first quarter of 2019

  • Closed or have been awarded MSRs to date with current UPB of $31 billion

  • On track to complete servicing system conversion to Black Knight MSP® and the merger of our principal licensed legal entities in the second quarter of 2019

  • Continued to execute on our cost re-engineering plan and realized annualized run rate cost savings consistent with our expectations through the first quarter of 2019

  • Upsized our Senior Secured Term Loan by $120 million and expect to close $300 million of MSR financing on a fully committed basis in the second quarter of 2019

  • Ended the quarter with $512 million of total stockholders’ equity

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE:OCN) (“Ocwen” or the “Company”), a leading financial services holding company, today reported a net loss of $44.5 million, or $0.33 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to a net income of $2.6 million or $0.02 per share for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Glen A. Messina, President and CEO of Ocwen said, “Through continued strong execution, the pace of our MSR purchases is ahead of our expectations and we are on track with the objectives of our integration, cost re-engineering and other key business initiatives. I’m pleased with our progress to date and believe it demonstrates our commitment and focus to deliver on the objectives we have established to strengthen the Company and return to profitability in the shortest time frame possible.”

First quarter 2019 Results

Pre-tax loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2019 was $41.1 million, which was a $46.1 million decrease from the first quarter of 2018. Pre-tax results for the quarter were impacted by a number of significant items, including but not limited to: $22.1 million in severance, retention and other re-engineering costs and $13.8 million of unfavorable interest rate and valuation assumption driven fair value changes in the quarter offset by the recovery of $30.7 million of amounts previously expensed from a service provider.

The Servicing segment recorded $57.5 million of pre-tax loss for the first quarter of 2019. The business was negatively impacted by portfolio runoff. We also recorded $31.1 million of interest rate driven unfavorable MSR fair value changes, net of the NRZ financing liability fair value change in the quarter.

The Lending segment recorded $19.9 million of pre-tax income for the first quarter of 2019. Our reverse mortgage lending business recorded $24.0 million of pre-tax income, which included $17.3 million of interest rate and valuation assumption driven favorable fair value changes. Our forward lending recapture business incurred a $4.1 million pre-tax loss.

The Corporate segment recorded $3.4 million of pre-tax loss for the first quarter of 2019. The quarter included the recovery of $30.7 million of amounts previously expensed from a service provider and $22.1 million of severance, retention and other re-engineering costs.

Additional First quarter 2019 Business Highlights

  • We closed MSR acquisitions with $5 billion of unpaid principal balance (UPB) and we have been awarded $26 billion in UPB of MSRs that that we expect to close on in the second quarter 2019, subject to negotiation and execution of purchase documentation and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
  • Completed 8,285 modifications in the quarter to help struggling families stay in their homes, 28% of which included debt forgiveness totaling $67 million.
  • Delinquencies decreased from 4.9% at December 31, 2018 to 4.7% at March 31, 2019, primarily driven by loss mitigation efforts.
  • The constant pre-payment rate (CPR) decreased from 12.9% in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 12.5% in the first quarter of 2019. In the first quarter of 2019, prime CPR was 13.2%, and non-prime CPR was 11.9%.
  • In the first quarter of 2019, Ocwen originated forward and reverse mortgage loans with unpaid principal balances of $211.2 million and $141.3 million, respectively.
  • Our reverse mortgage portfolio ended the quarter with an estimated $64 million in discounted future gains from forecasted future draws on existing loans. Neither the anticipated future gains nor the future funding liability are included in the Company’s financial statements.

Webcast and Conference Call

Ocwen will host a webcast and conference call on Tuesday, May 7, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time, to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of 2019. The conference call will be webcast live over the internet from the Company’s website at www.Ocwen.com, click on the “Shareholders” section. A replay of the conference call will be available via the website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately 30 days.

About Ocwen Financial Corporation

Ocwen Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company which, through its subsidiaries, services and originates loans. We are headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, with offices throughout the United States and in the U.S. Virgin Islands and operations in India and the Philippines. We have been serving our customers since 1988. We may post information that is important to investors on our website (www.Ocwen.com).

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may be identified by a reference to a future period or by the use of forward-looking terminology. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “foresee”, “forecast”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “goal”, “strategy”, “plan” “target” and “project” or conditional verbs such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “could” or “would” or the negative of these terms, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words.

Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Our business has been undergoing substantial change which has magnified such uncertainties. Readers should bear these factors in mind when considering such statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements.

Forward-looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. In the past, actual results have differed from those suggested by forward looking statements and this may happen again.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: uncertainty related to our ability to successfully integrate PHH’s business, and to realize the strategic objectives, synergies and other benefits of the acquisition at the time anticipated or at all, including our ability to integrate, maintain and enhance PHH’s servicing, subservicing and other business relationships, including its relationship with New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ); our ability to transition loan servicing to the Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. LoanSphere MSP® servicing system within the time and cost parameters anticipated and without significant disruptions to our customers and operations; uncertainty related to our cost re-engineering efforts and the other actions we believe are necessary for us to improve our financial performance; our ability to invest in MSRs or other assets at adequate risk-adjusted returns, including our ability to negotiate and execute purchase documentation and satisfy closing conditions so as to consummate the acquisition of MSRs that have been awarded to us; uncertainty related to claims, litigation, cease and desist orders and investigations brought by government agencies and private parties regarding our servicing, foreclosure, modification, origination and other practices, including uncertainty related to past, present or future investigations, litigation, cease and desist orders and settlements with state regulators, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), State Attorneys General, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice or the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and actions brought under the False Claims Act by private parties on behalf of the United States of America regarding incentive and other payments made by governmental entities; adverse effects on our business as a result of regulatory investigations, litigation, cease and desist orders or settlements; reactions to the announcement of such investigations, litigation, cease and desist orders or settlements by key counterparties, including lenders, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae); our ability to comply with the terms of our settlements with regulatory agencies and the costs of doing so; increased regulatory scrutiny and media attention; any adverse developments in existing legal proceedings or the initiation of new legal proceedings; our ability to effectively manage our regulatory and contractual compliance obligations; our ability to interpret correctly and comply with liquidity, net worth and other financial and other requirements of regulators as well as those set forth in our debt and other agreements; our ability to comply with our servicing agreements, including our ability to comply with our agreements with, and the requirements of, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae and maintain our seller/servicer and other statuses with them; the adequacy of our financial resources, including our sources of liquidity and ability to sell, fund and recover advances, repay borrowings, meet our MSR or other asset investment objectives and comply with our debt agreements, including the financial and other covenants contained in them; our ability to timely transfer mortgage servicing rights under our agreements with NRZ; our ability to maintain our long-term relationship with NRZ under these arrangements; our ability to realize anticipated future gains from future draws on existing loans in our reverse mortgage portfolio; our servicer and credit ratings as well as other actions from various rating agencies, including the impact of prior or future downgrades of our servicer and credit ratings; as well as other risks detailed in Ocwen’s reports and filings with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and any current and quarterly reports since such date. Anyone wishing to understand Ocwen’s business should review its SEC filings. Ocwen’s forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, we disclaim any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Investors:Media:
Hugo AriasDico Akseraylian 
T: (856) 917-0108T: (856) 917-0066 
E: hugo.arias@ocwen.com E: mediarelations@ocwen.com  




Residential Servicing Statistics
(Dollars in thousands)

 
 At or for the Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019
 December 31,
2018
 September 30,
2018
 June 30,
2018
 March 31,
2018
Total unpaid principal balance of loans and REO serviced$251,080,740  $256,000,490  $160,996,474  $167,127,014  $173,388,876 
Non-performing loans and REO serviced as a % of total UPB (1)4.7% 4.9% 7.8% 8.3% 9.0%
Prepayment speed (average CPR)(2) (3)12.5% 12.9% 13.7% 14.3% 12.9%

(1) Performing loans include those loans that are less than 90 days past due and those loans for which borrowers are making scheduled payments under loan modification, forbearance or bankruptcy plans. We consider all other loans to be non-performing.

(2) Average CPR for the prior three months. CPR measures prepayments as a percentage of the current outstanding loan balance expressed as a compound annual rate.

(3) Average CPR for the three months ended March 31, 2019 includes 13.2% for prime loans and 11.9% for non-prime loans.


Segment Results
(Dollars in thousands)
   
 For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 2019 2018
Servicing   
Revenue$259,274  $226,096 
Expenses265,898  171,095 
Other expense, net(50,879) (34,517)
Income (loss) before income taxes(57,503) 20,484 
    
Lending   
Revenue41,091  29,195 
Expenses21,331  20,296 
Other income (expense), net100  (129)
Income before income taxes19,860  8,770 
    
Corporate Items and Other   
Revenue3,523  4,966 
Expenses(7,124) 15,110 
Other expense, net(14,088) (14,145)
Loss before income taxes(3,441) (24,289)
    
Consolidated income (loss) before income taxes$(41,084) $4,965 



OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 2019 2018
Revenue   
Servicing and subservicing fees$255,863  $222,138 
Gain on loans held for sale, net17,595  19,800 
Other revenue, net30,430  18,319 
Total revenue303,888  260,257 
    
Expenses   
MSR valuation adjustments, net108,998  17,129 
Compensation and benefits94,696  78,075 
Servicing and origination28,698  31,418 
Technology and communications24,435  22,803 
Occupancy and equipment16,589  12,614 
Professional services3,441  37,770 
Other expenses3,248  6,692 
Total expenses280,105  206,501 
    
Other income (expense)   
Interest income4,558  2,700 
Interest expense(70,445) (50,810)
Bargain purchase gain(285)  
Other, net1,305  (681)
Total other expense, net(64,867) (48,791)
    
Income (loss) before income taxes(41,084) 4,965 
Income tax expense3,410  2,348 
Net income (loss)(44,494) 2,617 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests  (69)
Net income (loss) attributable to Ocwen stockholders$(44,494) $2,548 
    
Income (loss) per share attributable to Ocwen stockholders   
Basic$(0.33) $0.02 
Diluted$(0.33) $0.02 
    
Weighted average common shares outstanding   
Basic133,918,986  133,121,465 
Diluted133,918,986  134,606,929 



OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 March 31,
 2019
 December 31,
 2018
Assets   
Cash$263,188  $329,132 
Restricted cash (amounts related to VIEs of $16,499 and $20,968)63,379  67,878 
Mortgage servicing rights, at fair value1,400,191  1,457,149 
Advances, net225,360  249,382 
Match funded advances (related to variable interest entities (VIEs))868,720  937,294 
Loans held for sale ($153,140 and $176,525 carried at fair value)222,687  242,622 
Loans held for investment, at fair value (amounts related to VIEs of $26,237 and $26,520)5,753,154  5,498,719 
Receivables, net197,043  198,262 
Premises and equipment, net69,316  33,417 
Other assets ($7,639 and $7,568 carried at fair value)(amounts related to VIEs of $2,214 and $2,874)474,172  379,567 
Assets related to discontinued operations  794 
Total assets$9,537,210  $9,394,216 
    
Liabilities and Equity   
Liabilities   
HMBS-related borrowings, at fair value$5,614,688  $5,380,448 
Match funded liabilities (related to VIEs)649,384  778,284 
Other financing liabilities ($975,778 and $1,057,671 carried at fair value) (amounts related to VIEs of $24,562 and $24,815)1,043,698  1,127,613 
Other secured borrowings, net436,982  382,538 
Senior notes, net448,143  448,727 
Other liabilities ($4,209 and $4,986 carried at fair value)832,721  703,636 
Liabilities related to discontinued operations  18,265 
Total liabilities9,025,616  8,839,511 
    
Stockholders’ Equity   
Ocwen Financial Corporation (Ocwen) stockholders’ equity   
Common stock, $.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 133,946,055 and 133,912,425 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 respectively1,339  1,339 
Additional paid-in capital555,046  554,056 
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)(40,911) 3,567 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes(3,880) (4,257)
Total stockholders’ equity511,594  554,705 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$9,537,210  $9,394,216 



OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
(Dollars in thousands)
 For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 2019 2018
Cash flows from operating activities   
Net income (loss)$(44,494) $2,617 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:   
MSR valuation adjustments, net108,998  17,129 
Gain on sale of mortgage servicing rights, net(369) (958)
Provision for bad debts9,170  15,336 
Depreciation8,551  6,527 
Equity-based compensation expense857  575 
Gain on valuation of financing liability(26,237) (16,712)
Net gain on valuation of mortgage loans held for investment and HMBS-related borrowings(23,487) (8,975)
Gain on loans held for sale, net(11,112) (8,832)
Origination and purchase of loans held for sale(304,182) (358,078)
Proceeds from sale and collections of loans held for sale305,322  383,734 
Changes in assets and liabilities:   
Decrease in advances and match funded assets91,114  71,096 
Decrease in receivables and other assets, net23,627  57,949 
Decrease in other liabilities(36,755) (68,128)
Other, net(339) 6,131 
Net cash provided by operating activities100,664  99,411 
    
Cash flows from investing activities   
Origination of loans held for investment(209,264) (251,086)
Principal payments received on loans held for investment104,630  82,719 
Purchase of mortgage servicing rights(48,641)  
Proceeds from sale of mortgage servicing rights868  123 
Proceeds from sale of advances1,070  4,286 
Issuance of automotive dealer financing notes  (19,642)
Collections of automotive dealer financing notes  49,756 
Additions to premises and equipment(531) (2,983)
Other, net525  916 
Net cash used in investing activities(151,343) (135,911)
    


OCWEN FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS — (continued)
(Dollars in thousands)
 For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 2019 2018
Cash flows from financing activities   
Repayment of match funded liabilities, net(128,900) (198,022)
Proceeds from mortgage loan warehouse facilities and other secured borrowings616,891  801,155 
Repayment of mortgage loan warehouse facilities and other secured borrowings(727,711) (964,104)
Proceeds from issuance of additional senior secured term loan (SSTL)119,100   
Repayments of SSTL(6,358) (4,188)
Payment of debt issuance costs related to SSTL(1,284)  
Proceeds from sale of mortgage servicing rights accounted for as a financing577  279,586 
Proceeds from sale of reverse mortgages (HECM loans) accounted for as a financing (HMBS-related borrowings)210,563  222,825 
Repayment of HMBS-related borrowings(102,389) (80,811)
Other, net(253) (74)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(19,764) 56,367 
    
Net increase (decrease) in cash and restricted cash(70,443) 19,867 
Cash and restricted cash at beginning of year397,010  302,560 
Cash and restricted cash at end of period (1)$326,567  $322,427 
    
(1)  Cash and restricted cash as of March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 includes $263.2 million and $285.7 million of cash and $63.4 million and $36.8 million of restricted cash respectively.