Mr. Cooper Group Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Mr. Cooper Group Inc. (NASDAQ: COOP) (the "Company"), which principally operates under the Mr. Cooper® and Xome® brands, reported a second quarter net income of $73 million or $0.77 per diluted share. Net income included a negative $261 million in mark-to-market. Excluding the mark-to-market and other items, the Company reported pretax operating income of $350 million. Items excluded from operating income were negative $261 million in mark-to-market, net of the add back of $29 million in fair value amortization that is included in the full mark-to-market, $1 million in severance charges related to the shutdown of the Wholesale division, and $7 million of intangible amortization.
Chairman and CEO Jay Bray commented, "I'm very proud of our team members, who have done a fantastic job adapting to these unprecedented conditions. Thanks to their hard work, the company produced the strongest operating results in our history, driven by record margins in our Direct-to-Consumer channel, which scaled up to accommodate huge demand. Strong origination profits not only offset pressure on the servicing margin, but also earned back the MSR mark within the same quarter, demonstrating the significant progress we've made in building a balanced and profitable business model."
Chris Marshall, Vice Chairman and CFO added, "Forbearance levels declined in the quarter, as we helped customers exit forbearance plans and resume payments with both digital solutions and world-class customer care. At the same time, we significantly increased cash on hand to $1 billion, which demonstrates the company's robust cash generation and access to liquidity, and positions us to serve as a source of strength for the mortgage market even if economic conditions turn more adverse."
The Servicing segment is focused on providing a best-in-class home loan experience for our 3.5 million customers while simultaneously strengthening asset performance for investors. In the second quarter, Servicing recorded pretax loss of $251 million, reflecting a negative $261 million in mark-to-market. The total servicing portfolio ended the quarter at $596 billion UPB. Servicing earned pretax operating income excluding the full mark of $10 million, equivalent to a servicing margin of 0.7 bps. At quarter end, the carrying value of the MSR was $2,763 million, of which $2,757 million was at fair value equivalent to 99 bps of MSR UPB and original cost basis of 86 bps.
The Originations segment focuses on creating servicing assets at attractive margins by acquiring loans through the correspondent channel and principally refinancing existing loans in the Direct-to-Consumer channel. Originations earned pretax income of $433 million and pretax operating income of $434 million excluding $1 million in severance charges related to the shutdown of the Wholesale division.
Mr. Cooper funded 41,223 loans in the second quarter, totaling approximately $10.7 billion UPB which was comprised of $8.6 billion in Direct-to-Consumer, $1.9 billion in Correspondent, and $0.2 billion in Wholesale. Funded volume decreased 13% quarter-over-quarter.
Xome provides real estate solutions including property disposition, asset management, title, close, valuation, and field services for Mr. Cooper and third-party clients. The Xome segment recorded pretax income of $12 million and pretax operating income of $13 million in the second quarter, which excluded intangible amortization.
Conference Call Webcast and Investor Presentation
The Company will host a conference call on July 30, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 855-874-2685, or 720-634-2923 internationally. Please use the participant passcode 9776505 to access the conference call. A simultaneous audio webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investor section of www.mrcoopergroup.com. A replay will also be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the conference call by dialing 855-859-2056, or 404-537-3406 internationally. Please use the passcode 9776505 to access the replay. The replay will be accessible through August 14, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company utilizes non-GAAP financial measures as the measures provide additional information to assist investors in understanding and assessing the Company's and our business segments' ongoing performance and financial results, as well as assessing our prospects for future performance. The adjusted operating financial measures facilitate a meaningful analysis and allow more accurate comparisons of our ongoing business operations because they exclude items that may not be indicative of or are unrelated to the Company's and our business segments' core operating performance, and are better measures for assessing trends in our underlying businesses. These notable items are consistent with how management views our businesses. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operational and planning decisions and evaluating the Company's and our business segment's ongoing performance. Pretax operating income (loss) in the servicing segment eliminates the effects of mark-to-market adjustments which primarily reflects unrealized gains or losses based on the changes in fair value measurements of MSRs and their related financing liabilities for which a fair value accounting election was made. These adjustments, which can be highly volatile and material due to changes in credit markets, are not necessarily reflective of the gains and losses that will ultimately be realized by the Company. Pretax operating income (loss) in each segment also eliminates, as applicable, transition and integration costs, gains (losses) on sales of fixed assets, certain settlement costs that are not considered normal operational matters, intangible amortization, and other adjustments based on the facts and circumstances that would provide investors a supplemental means for evaluating the Company's core operating performance.
Any statements in this release that are not historical or current facts are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic; the pandemic's impact on the U.S. and global economies; federal, state, and local governmental responses to the pandemic; borrower forbearance rates and availability of financing. Results for any specified quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year or any future period. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are described in the "Risk Factors" section of Mr. Cooper Group's most recent annual reports and other required documents as filed with the SEC which are available at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Mr. Cooper undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement or any other financial information contained herein, and the statements made in this press release are current as of the date of this release only.