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Altisource(R) Announces Second Quarter Results

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Altisource(R) Announces Second Quarter Results

06:38 EDT Thursday, July 25, 2013

LUXEMBOURG, July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. ("Altisource") (Nasdaq:ASPS) today reported record service revenue of $161.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 37% when compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Net income attributable to Altisource was a record $30.9 million or $1.25 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 10% and 11%, respectively, compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

The growth in revenue is primarily from the initial referrals on the Homeward non-Government Sponsored Enterprise ("non-GSE") loans that Ocwen Financial Corporation ("Ocwen") boarded onto the REALServicing® platform in the first quarter and the expansion of the Financial Services segment which is gaining traction. Altisource generally begins receiving referrals once portfolios are boarded onto the REALServicing platform. During the second quarter of 2013, the Mortgage and Technology Services segments recognized virtually no benefit from the Residential Capital, LLC ("ResCap") non-GSE portfolio that is expected to board on REALServicing in the third quarter of 2013. Including Ocwen's recently announced agreement to purchase $78 billion of mortgage servicing rights from OneWest Bank, FSB ("OneWest"), the number of non-GSE loans on which Altisource earns revenue is expected to be 65% higher in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2013. 

Net income increased in the second quarter of 2013 over the same period in the prior year from service revenue growth, partially offset by interest expense on the $400 million Senior Secured Term Loan ($200 million was funded in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $200 million was funded in the second quarter of 2013), intangible asset amortization expense in connection with the Homeward and ResCap fee-based business transactions and increased technology expenditures to support our growth. In addition, the Mortgage Services segment was almost fully staffed to meet the anticipated 65% higher non-GSE loan count on REALServicing in the fourth quarter of 2013 (compared to the second quarter of 2013). This 65% increase in loans with very little increase in compensation and benefits will be the major contributor to our goal of improving default related margins by seven percent by the end of this year compared to 2012.

"We are encouraged by Ocwen's recently announced agreement to purchase mortgage servicing rights from OneWest which, along with the ResCap portfolio, will drive meaningful default and technology related revenue growth to Altisource.  Given the traction we see in our strategic initiatives along with Ocwen's ability to acquire additional mortgage servicing rights, Altisource's long term growth prospects are very bright," said Chairman William Erbey.

William Shepro, Chief Executive Officer, further commented "We expect earnings for the second half of 2013 and full year 2014 to be very strong as we begin to benefit from the ResCap and OneWest non-GSE servicing portfolio referrals and the higher margin Homeward referrals. We also remain intensely focused on margin improvement and believe we are making good progress toward accomplishing the seven percent margin improvement in our default related businesses by the end of the year."

Second quarter 2013 business performance highlights include:

  • On April 12, 2013, Altisource completed the ResCap fee-based businesses transaction with Ocwen for an aggregate purchase price of $128.8 million;
  • The average number of loans serviced by Ocwen on REALServicing totaled 1.0 million loans in the second quarter of 2013 compared to 0.8 million loans in the second quarter of 2012;
  • Based on portfolio acquisitions announced by Ocwen, Altisource anticipates that Ocwen will board approximately 619 thousand additional non-GSE loans on REALServicing by the end of 2013, less service transfers and run-off;
  • Altisource Residential Corporation ("Residential") had a portfolio of 1,372 loans and real estate owned ("REO") at the end of the second quarter of 2013. Additionally, Residential announced acquisitions totaling $470.0 million in unpaid principal balance that are expected to close in the third quarter of 2013;
  • In May, Altisource borrowed an additional $200 million under the amended Senior Secured Term Loan agreement to fund the remaining transaction consideration related to the ResCap fee-based businesses, common stock repurchases and general corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions; and
  • Altisource acquired 313 thousand shares of its common stock during the quarter at an average price of $94.49 per share.

Gross profit as a percentage of service revenue was 43% and 44% for the quarters ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Gross margins were impacted by Mortgage Services' higher staffing levels to support the 619 thousand loans we anticipate boarding over the next 6 months, higher costs in the Technology Services segment as Altisource continues to invest in the development of the next generation technology to support its growth initiatives and revenue mix. During the quarter ended June 30, 2013, Altisource had disproportionately high growth in the lower margin property inspection and preservation business principally from the Homeward acquisition. The decline in margins was partially offset by the expansion of the higher margin mortgage charge-off business. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Those forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical fact, including statements about management's beliefs and expectations. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of historical fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The risks and uncertainties to which forward-looking statements are subject include, but are not limited to: Altisource's ability to retain existing customers and attract new customers; general economic and market conditions; governmental regulations, taxes and policies; availability of adequate and timely sources of liquidity; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the "Forward-Looking Statements," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Webcast

Altisource will host a webcast at 11:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss second quarter results. A link to the live audio webcast will be available on the Company's website through the Investor Relations home page. Those who want to listen to the call should go to the website fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. 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 Altisource®

Altisource is a global provider of outsourcing and software services focused on high-value, technology-enabled solutions principally related to real estate and mortgage portfolio management, asset recovery and customer relationship management. Additional information is available at www.altisource.com.

         
ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS S.A.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
         
Financial Results (unaudited)        
         
  Three months ended  Six months ended 
  June 30, June 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
         
Service revenue        
 Mortgage Services $119,887 $89,999 $216,264 $169,319
 Financial Services 22,959 16,057 39,091 33,817
 Technology Services 24,783 17,886 45,014 34,908
 Eliminations (5,955) (5,823) (11,143) (11,456)
  161,674 118,119 289,226 226,588
Reimbursable expenses 23,299 24,815 43,565 53,520
Non-controlling interests 1,137 1,271 2,146 3,163
Total revenue 186,110 144,205 334,937 283,271
Cost of revenue 93,673 67,923 170,369 130,978
Reimbursable expenses 23,299 24,815 43,565 53,520
Gross profit 69,138 51,467 121,003 98,773
Selling, general and administrative expenses 29,828 19,018 48,508 36,033
Income from operations 39,310 32,449 72,495 62,740
Other income (expense), net:        
 Interest expense (4,902) (14) (8,114) (29)
 Other income (expense), net 77 (307) 782 (643)
 Total other income (expense), net (4,825) (321) (7,332) (672)
Income before income taxes and non-controlling interests 34,485 32,128 65,163 62,068
Income tax provision (2,417) (2,776) (4,568) (5,595)
Net income 32,068 29,352 60,595 56,473
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests (1,137) (1,271) (2,146) (3,163)
Net income attributable to Altisource $30,931 $28,081 $58,449 $53,310
         
Earnings per share        
Basic  $1.34 $1.20 $2.51 $2.28
Diluted $1.25 $1.13 $2.34 $2.15
         
Weighted average shares outstanding:        
Basic  23,161 23,316 23,267 23,353
Diluted 24,823 24,846 24,940 24,850
         
Transactions with related parties:        
Revenue $121,234 $88,153 $211,332 $170,933
Selling, general and administrative expenses 740 606 1,413 1,180
Other income -- -- 773 --
         
     
ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS S.A.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
     
  June 30, December 31,
  2013 2012
ASSETS
     
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $177,805 $105,502
Accounts receivable, net 99,316 88,955
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 20,185 7,618
Deferred tax assets, net 1,775 1,775
 Total current assets 299,081 203,850
     
Premises and equipment, net 57,204 50,399
Deferred tax assets, net 4,073 4,073
Intangible assets, net 252,747 56,586
Goodwill  14,915 14,915
Investment in Correspondent One -- 12,729
Loan to Ocwen -- 75,000
Other assets  15,113 11,674
Total assets  $643,133 $429,226
     
     
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
     
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $63,789 $58,976
Current portion of long-term debt 4,000 2,000
Current portion of capital lease obligations -- 233
Other current liabilities  8,915 10,423
 Total current liabilities 76,704 71,632
     
Long-term debt, less current portion 393,679 196,027
Other non-current liabilities 1,340 1,738
     
Commitments and contingencies    
     
Equity:    
Common stock ($1.00 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 25,413 issued and 22,995 outstanding as of June 30, 2013; 25,413 issued and 23,427 outstanding as of December 31, 2012) 25,413 25,413
Additional paid-in-capital 88,392 86,873
Retained earnings 178,937 124,127
Treasury stock, at cost (2,418 shares as of June 30, 2013 and 1,986 shares as of December 31, 2012) (122,974) (77,954)
 Altisource equity 169,768 158,459
     
Non-controlling interests 1,642 1,370
 Total equity 171,410 159,829
     
Total liabilities and equity $643,133 $429,226
     
CONTACT: Michelle D. Esterman
Chief Financial Officer
T: +352 2469 7950
E: Michelle.Esterman@altisource.lu

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