Press Release

Walker & Dunlop Reports Record Revenues and Transaction Volume, Leading to 16% Growth in Net Income

Adjusted EBITDA Grows 24%

Company Release - 11/8/2017 6:00 AM ET

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

THIRD QUARTER 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Record total transaction volume of $8.5 billion, up 70% from Q3 '16
  • Record total revenues of $179.7 million, up 16% from Q3 '16
  • Net income of $34.4 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, up 16% from Q3 '16
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $45.0 million, up 24% from Q3 '16
  • Servicing portfolio of $70.3 billion at September 30, 2017, up 19% from September 30, 2016
  • Net MSR additions from loan originations during the quarter totaled $14.8 million
  • Share repurchases of $10.8 million at a weighted-average price of $47.07 per share

YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total transaction volume of $19.6 billion, a 50% increase from 2016
  • Total revenues of $504.7 million, a 27% increase from 2016
  • Net income of $112.2 million, or $3.49 per diluted share, a 45% increase from 2016
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $146.3 million, up 53% from 2016
  • Operating margin of 33% compared to 31% in 2016
  • Return on equity of 23% compared to 20% in 2016

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") reported third quarter 2017 net income of $34.4 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, representing a 16% increase in net income over the third quarter 2016. Total revenues for the third quarter 2017 were a record $179.7 million, a 16% increase from the prior-year third quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter 2017 was $45.0 million, a 24% increase compared to the third quarter 2016.

"Our third quarter financial results reflect continued success towards achieving our mission to build the premier commercial real estate finance company in the United States," commented Chairman and CEO, Willy Walker. "$8.5 billion of total transaction volume, up 70% over last year, drove record quarterly revenues of $180 million and a 16% increase in net income over Q3 2016. Year-to-date earnings per diluted share of $3.49 puts us well on pace to deliver double-digit earnings growth for the fourth consecutive year. Given the fundamentals underlying commercial real estate, the demographic trends supporting multifamily housing, and Walker & Dunlop's consistent growth and financial performance, we expect the momentum we have gained this year to continue into 2018 and beyond."

Walker continued, "Walker & Dunlop was recently ranked number 17 in Fortune Magazine's list of Fastest Growing Companies, reflecting our three-year track record of growth in revenues, earnings per share and total shareholder return. Just as exciting as our strong financial performance is how our brand and reputation across the industry have grown to create new business opportunities, such as the $1.9 billion financing of Greystar's acquisition of Monogram Residential that closed during the third quarter. We have achieved these fantastic growth numbers by establishing a clear long-term mission, executing to annual strategic goals, recruiting and acquiring the most talented professionals in our industry, and exceeding our clients' expectations every day."

THIRD QUARTER 2017 OPERATING RESULTS













TRANSACTION VOLUMES

(dollars in thousands)

Q3 2017


Q3 2016


$ Variance


% Variance

Fannie Mae

$

1,389,451


$

1,565,915


$

(176,464)


(11)

%

Freddie Mac


4,040,985



1,296,045



2,744,940


212


Ginnie Mae - HUD


263,714



382,602



(118,888)


(31)


Brokered


1,893,047



922,969



970,078


105


Interim Loans


26,375



76,475



(50,100)


(66)


Loan origination volume

$

7,613,572


$

4,244,006


$

3,369,566


79

%

Investment sales volume


935,960



788,232



147,728


19


Total transaction volume

$

8,549,532


$

5,032,238


$

3,517,294


70

%

Discussion of Results:

  • The increase in total transaction volume was largely the result of (i) an increase in the average number of mortgage bankers and brokers from 103 during the third quarter 2016 to 142 during the same period in 2017 and (ii) the origination of a $1.9 billion portfolio of Freddie Mac loans, the largest transaction in the Company's history. There was no similar transaction during the third quarter 2016.
  • We continue to experience strong total transaction volume due to the continued strength of the commercial real estate and multifamily market, a low interest rate environment, and robust demand for rental properties.
  • A substantial increase in the average number of mortgage bankers with a primary expertise in brokered loan originations was the primary driver for the substantial increase in brokered loan origination volume.
  • The increase in investment sales volume year over year is due to an increase in the average number of investment sales professionals year over year and an improvement in the broader multifamily investment sales market.












SERVICING PORTFOLIO

(dollars in thousands)

Q3 2017


Q3 2016


$ Variance


% Variance

Fannie Mae

$

30,005,596


$

25,875,684


$

4,129,912


16

%

Freddie Mac


25,930,819



19,702,477



6,228,342


32


Ginnie Mae - HUD


8,878,899



9,254,830



(375,931)


(4)


Brokered


5,170,479



4,024,490



1,145,989


28


Interim Loans


298,889



264,508



34,381


13


Total servicing portfolio

$

70,284,682


$

59,121,989


$

11,162,693


19

%

Weighted-average servicing fee rate (basis points)


25.7



25.6







Weighted-average remaining term (years)


9.9



10.5







Discussion of Results:

  • Our servicing portfolio has experienced significant growth over the past year due to our record loan origination volumes and relatively few payoffs. Over the past 12 months, the Company has originated $23.3 billion of loans, $15.3 billion of which were GSE loans.
  • The decrease in the weighted-average remaining term is the result of the substantial increases in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and brokered loans serviced, coupled with the decline in HUD loans serviced. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and brokered loans typically have terms of 10 years or less, while HUD loans typically have terms of 30 years or more.
  • Fewer than $3.0 billion of Agency loans are scheduled to mature over the next 15 months.
  • During the third quarter 2017, there were $4.0 billion of net loan additions to the servicing portfolio, $3.6 billion of which were Freddie Mac loans, reducing the weighted-average servicing fee from 26.5 basis points at June 30, 2017 to 25.7 basis points at September 30, 2017.












REVENUES

(dollars in thousands)

Q3 2017


Q3 2016


$ Variance


% Variance

Loan origination fees

$

60,523


$

52,401


$

8,122


15

%

Gains attributable to MSRs


50,781



48,229



2,552


5


Gains from mortgage banking activities


111,304



100,630



10,674


11


Servicing fees


44,900



37,134



7,766


21


Net warehouse interest income, LHFS


3,487



3,475



12


-


Net warehouse interest income, LHFI


1,871



2,139



(268)


(13)


Escrow earnings and other interest income


5,804



2,630



3,174


121


Other revenues


12,370



8,778



3,592


41


Total revenues

$

179,736


$

154,786


$

24,950


16

%

Key revenue metrics (as a percentage of loan origination volume):












Origination related fees


0.79

%


1.23

%






Gains attributable to MSRs


0.67



1.14







Gains attributable to MSRs - Agency loans2


0.89



1.49







Discussion of Results:

  • The $1.9 billion portfolio of Freddie Mac loans originated during the third quarter 2017 had a significant impact on the increases in overall and Freddie Mac loan origination volumes, which led to an increase in gains from mortgage banking activities and impacted the key revenue metrics as more fully described below.
  • The increase in loan origination fees to a quarterly record of $60.5 million was largely driven by the increase in loan origination activity in the third quarter 2017 compared to the prior-year third quarter.
  • The increase in gains attributable to mortgage servicing rights ("MSRs") was primarily the result of the substantial increase in Freddie Mac loan origination volume, partially offset by a decrease in Fannie Mae loan origination volume year over year and a 100% increase in floating-rate loan origination volume from the third quarter 2016 to the third quarter 2017. Fannie Mae loans are one of our most-profitable product types as they provide significant gains attributable to MSRs. We record relatively less MSR income on floating-rate loan originations as their estimated life is substantially shorter than fixed-rate loan originations.
  • The decrease in the origination related fees key metric was primarily due to the mix of loan origination volume and the large $1.9 billion Freddie Mac portfolio. Brokered loan origination volume as a percentage of total loan origination volume increased from 22% during the third quarter 2016 to 25% during the third quarter 2017. We receive lower origination fees on brokered loans than we do for Agency loans. Additionally, we generally receive lower origination fee rates on large portfolio transactions than we do on other types of transactions.
  • The decrease to the percentage of gains attributable to MSRs was due to the increase in Freddie Mac loan origination volume coupled with the decrease in Fannie Mae loan origination volume and the increase in floating-rate loan origination volume. Freddie Mac loan origination volume as a percentage of total loan origination volume increased from 31% during the third quarter 2016 to 53% during the current quarter. Additionally, Freddie Mac loan origination volume as a percentage of Agency loan origination volume increased from 40% during the third quarter 2016 to 71% during the current quarter.
  • During the past 12 months, the Company has originated $23.3 billion of loans, facilitating substantial growth in servicing fees year over year.
  • Escrow earnings benefited from an increase in the average balance of escrow accounts outstanding from the third quarter 2016 to the third quarter 2017. Additionally, the average placement fees on our escrow accounts increased over the past year.
  • The increase in other revenues was principally due to an increase in revenues from investment sales activities, resulting primarily from the increase in investment sales volume.












EXPENSES

(dollars in thousands)

Q3 2017


Q3 2016


$ Variance


% Variance

Personnel

$

78,469


$

64,377


$

14,092


22

%

Amortization and depreciation


32,343



29,244



3,099


11


Provision for credit losses


9



283



(274)


(97)


Interest expense on corporate debt


2,555



2,485



70


3


Other operating expenses


11,664



9,685



1,979


20


Total expenses

$

125,040


$

106,074


$

18,966


18

%

Key expense metrics (as a percentage of total revenues):












Personnel expenses


44

%


42

%






Other operating expenses


6



6







Discussion of Results:

  • Fixed compensation costs increased following acquisitions during the fourth quarter 2016 and first quarter 2017 and due to hiring to support the growth of the Company, resulting in a substantial increase in the average headcount from 521 in the third quarter 2016 to 609 in the same period in 2017.
  • Variable compensation costs increased as a result of increased commissions expense resulting from the growth in total transaction volume and increases in bonus expense and performance-based stock compensation expense due to the Company's improved financial performance year over year.
  • The increase in personnel expense metric was due to the increase in variable compensation costs. Year to date, the personnel expense metric remained flat at 39% compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Amortization and depreciation costs increased due to the growth of the average balance of MSRs outstanding year over year. Over the past 12 months, we have added $91.2 million of MSRs, net of amortization and write offs due to prepayment.












KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Q3 2017


Q3 2016


$ Variance


% Variance

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

34,378


$

29,628


$

4,750


16

%

Adjusted EBITDA


45,000



36,227



8,773


24


Diluted EPS

$

1.06


$

0.96


$

0.10


10

%

Operating margin


30

%


31

%






Return on equity


20



22







Discussion of Results:

  • The third quarter marks the 11th quarter out of the past 12 quarters that the Company has produced year-over-year net income and diluted EPS growth.
  • The increase in net income is largely attributable to the aforementioned increase in total revenues on record total transaction volume.
  • The increase in adjusted EBITDA was driven by increases in loan origination fees, servicing fees, escrow earnings and other interest income, and other revenues, partially offset by the increase in personnel costs.
  • The slight decrease in operating margin was driven primarily by the aforementioned increase in personnel expense.
  • The decrease in return on equity is largely related to a $143.2 million increase in stockholders' equity over the past year due primarily to the $149.0 million of net income recorded over the past 12 months, partially offset by share repurchases and retirement.












KEY CREDIT METRICS

(dollars in thousands)


Q3 2017



Q3 2016


$ Variance


% Variance

At risk servicing portfolio3

$

26,556,339


$

22,384,966


$

4,171,373


19

%

Maximum exposure to at risk portfolio4


5,420,386



4,602,118



818,268


18


60+ day delinquencies within at risk portfolio5

$

5,962


$


$

5,962


N/A

%

Key credit metrics (as a percentage of the at risk portfolio):












60+ day delinquencies


0.02

%


0.00

%






Allowance for risk-sharing


0.01



0.02







Key credit metrics (as a percentage of maximum exposure):












Allowance for risk-sharing


0.07

%


0.07

%






Allowance for risk-sharing and guaranty obligation


0.78



0.75







Discussion of Results:

  • Our at risk servicing portfolio, which is comprised of loans subject to a defined risk-sharing formula, increased due to the significant level of Fannie Mae loan origination volume during the past year.  There was one loan 60+ day delinquent/defaulted in our at risk servicing portfolio at September 30, 2017, the first time in the past 10 quarters we have had a 60+ day delinquent/defaulted loan in our at risk servicing portfolio.
  • The on-balance sheet interim-loan portfolio, which is comprised of loans for which the Company has full risk of loss, was $152.8 million at September 30, 2017 compared to $264.5 million at September 30, 2016. All of the Company's interim loans are current and performing at September 30, 2017. We expect to see a continued decline in this portfolio as most of our future loan originations are expected to go to our interim loan joint venture instead of our balance sheet.

YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 OPERATING RESULTS

Total transaction volume for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $19.6 billion compared to $13.0 billion for the same period last year, a 50% increase. Our total transaction volume for the first nine months of 2017 is greater than our total transaction volume for all of 2016.

Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 were $504.7 million compared to $396.9 million for the same period last year, a 27% increase. The change in total revenues was largely driven by a 24% increase in gains from mortgage banking activities and a 28% increase in servicing fees.

Total expenses during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 were $337.8 million and $272.3 million, respectively. The 24% increase in total expenses was due primarily to increases in personnel expenses, amortization and depreciation costs, and other operating expenses. Personnel expenses as a percentage of total revenues held steady year over year at 39%.

Operating margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 was 33% and 31%, respectively. Increased scale in the business year over year provided a lift to operating margin, as revenues grew 27% while expenses increased only 24%.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $112.2 million compared to net income of $77.1 million for the same period last year, a 45% increase. The increase in net income is due to a 34% increase in income from operations combined with a lower increase in income tax expense. The lower income tax rate is related to an increase of excess tax benefits of $8.6 million in 2017. Diluted earnings per share grew 39% from $2.51 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 to $3.49 for the same period in 2017.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, adjusted EBITDA was $146.3 million and $95.7 million, respectively. The 53% increase was driven by significant growth in origination fees and servicing fees, partially offset by a large increase in personnel expenses.

1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure the Company presents to help investors better understand our operating performance.  For a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, refer to the sections of this press release below titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Adjusted Financial Metric Reconciliation to GAAP."

2 The fair value of the expected net cash flows associated with the servicing of the loan, net of any guaranty obligations retained, as a percentage of Agency volume.

3 At risk servicing portfolio is defined as the balance of Fannie Mae DUS loans subject to the risk-sharing formula described below, as well as a small number of Freddie Mac loans on which we share in the risk of loss. Use of the at risk portfolio provides for comparability of the full risk-sharing and modified risk-sharing loans because the provision and allowance for risk-sharing obligations are based on the at risk balances of the associated loans. Accordingly, we have presented the key statistics as a percentage of the at risk portfolio.

For example, a $15 million loan with 50% risk-sharing has the same potential risk exposure as a $7.5 million loan with full DUS risk sharing. Accordingly, if the $15 million loan with 50% risk-sharing were to default, we would view the overall loss as a percentage of the at risk balance, or $7.5 million, to ensure comparability between all risk-sharing obligations. To date, substantially all of the risk-sharing obligations that we have settled have been from full risk-sharing loans. 

4 Represents the maximum loss we would incur under our risk-sharing obligations if all of the loans we service, for which we retain some risk of loss, were to default and all of the collateral underlying these loans was determined to be without value at the time of settlement. The maximum exposure is not representative of the actual loss we would incur.

5 Includes loans that are not 60+ days delinquent but have defaulted.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its quarterly results on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Analysts and investors interested in participating are invited to call (866) 952-7525 from within the United States or (203) 518-9908 from outside the United States and are asked to reference the Conference ID: WDQ317. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Walker & Dunlop website at http://www.walkerdunlop.com. Presentation materials related to the conference call will be posted to the Investor Relations section of the Company's website prior to the call. An audio replay will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, along with the presentation materials.

About Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is one of the largest commercial real estate services and finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties. Walker & Dunlop, which is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, has over 600 professionals in 28 offices across the nation with an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company uses adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure. The presentation of adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. When analyzing our operating performance, readers should use adjusted EBITDA in addition to, and not as an alternative for, net income. Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before income taxes, interest expense on our term loan facility, and amortization and depreciation, adjusted for provision for credit losses net of write-offs, stock-based incentive compensation charges, non-cash revenues such as gains attributable to MSRs, and mark-to-market effects from CMBS activities. Because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for our management's discretionary use, as it does not reflect certain cash requirements such as tax and debt service payments. The amounts shown for adjusted EBITDA may also differ from the amounts calculated under similarly titled definitions in our debt instruments, which are further adjusted to reflect certain other cash and non-cash charges that are used to determine compliance with financial covenants.

We use adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for comparison with forecasts and strategic plans, and for benchmarking performance externally against competitors. We believe that this non-GAAP measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financials, provides useful information to investors by offering:

  • the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results;
  • the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analyses; and
  • a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business.

We believe that adjusted EBITDA has limitations in that it does not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that adjusted EBITDA should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with net income. For more information on adjusted EBITDA, refer to the section of this press release below titled "Adjusted Financial Metric Reconciliation to GAAP."

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, projections, plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," or "potential" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. You can also identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our current views about future events and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed or contemplated in any forward-looking statement.

While forward-looking statements reflect our good faith projections, assumptions and expectations, they are not guarantees of future results. Furthermore, we disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes, except as required by applicable law. Factors that could cause our results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic conditions and multifamily and commercial real estate market conditions, (2) regulatory and or legislative changes to Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae or HUD, (3) our ability to retain and attract loan originators and other professionals, and (4) changes in federal government fiscal and monetary policies, including any constraints or cuts in federal funds allocated to HUD for loan originations. 

For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or contemplated in any forward-looking statements, see the section titled ''Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as it may be updated or supplemented by our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC.  Such filings are available publicly on our Investor Relations web page at www.walkerdunlop.com.

 

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

















September 30, 


June 30,


March 31,


December 31,


September 30, 


2017


2017


2017


2016


2016

(in thousands)

(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)




(unaudited)

Assets















Cash and cash equivalents

$

85,363


$

53,338


$

50,745


$

118,756


$

83,887

Restricted cash


17,179



15,768



9,313



9,861



14,370

Pledged securities, at fair value


95,102



92,401



86,900



84,850



81,933

Loans held for sale, at fair value


3,275,761



1,608,025



1,230,311



1,858,358



1,299,028

Loans held for investment, net


152,050



167,540



311,242



220,377



261,915

Servicing fees and other receivables, net


34,476



34,794



35,882



29,459



28,316

Derivative assets


43,853



24,991



15,446



61,824



33,796

Mortgage servicing rights


587,909



573,159



562,530



521,930



496,678

Goodwill and other intangible assets


124,571



124,621



124,670



97,372



91,340

Other assets


84,196



71,398



54,499



49,645



39,854

Total assets

$

4,500,460


$

2,766,035


$

2,481,538


$

3,052,432


$

2,431,117
















Liabilities















Accounts payable and other liabilities

$

255,785


$

229,471


$

205,100


$

232,231


$

202,533

Performance deposits from borrowers


16,575



14,894



9,424



10,480



13,885

Derivative liabilities


175



500



9,449



4,396



2,918

Guaranty obligation, net


38,300



36,492



35,311



32,292



30,938

Allowance for risk-sharing obligations


3,769



3,648



3,546



3,613



3,400

Warehouse notes payable


3,305,589



1,630,268



1,406,462



1,990,183



1,440,425

Note payable


163,935



164,011



164,088



164,163



164,238

Total liabilities

$

3,784,128


$

2,079,284


$

1,833,380


$

2,437,358


$

1,858,337
















Equity















Preferred shares

$


$


$


$


$

Common stock


299



301



301



296



294

Additional paid-in capital


226,098



222,989



218,908



228,889



223,603

Retained earnings


484,963



458,819



424,252



381,031



344,241

Total stockholders' equity

$

711,360


$

682,109


$

643,461


$

610,216


$

568,138

Noncontrolling interests


4,972



4,642



4,697



4,858



4,642

Total equity

$

716,332


$

686,751


$

648,158


$

615,074


$

572,780

Commitments and contingencies










Total liabilities and equity

$

4,500,460


$

2,766,035


$

2,481,538


$

3,052,432


$

2,431,117
















 


Walker & Dunlop, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)























Quarterly Trends


Nine months ended

















September 30, 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Q3 2017


Q2 2017


Q1 2017


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


2017


2016

Revenues





















Gains from mortgage banking activities

$

111,304


$

102,176


$

96,432


$

117,779


$

100,630


$

309,912


$

249,406

Servicing fees


44,900



43,214



41,525



39,370



37,134



129,639



101,554

Net warehouse interest income


5,358



5,800



6,620



7,802



5,614



17,778



15,925

Escrow earnings and other interest income


5,804



4,514



3,292



2,943



2,630



13,610



6,225

Other


12,370



10,703



10,643



10,497



8,778



33,716



23,775

Total revenues

$

179,736


$

166,407


$

158,512


$

178,391


$

154,786


$

504,655


$

396,885






















Expenses





















Personnel

$

78,469


$

63,516


$

56,172


$

73,126


$

64,377


$

198,157


$

154,365

Amortization and depreciation


32,343



32,860



32,338



30,603



29,244



97,541



80,824

Provision (benefit) for credit losses


9



(93)



(132)



(778)



283



(216)



166

Interest expense on corporate debt


2,555



2,443



2,403



2,432



2,485



7,401



7,419

Other operating expenses


11,664



11,599



11,608



11,827



9,685



34,871



29,511

Total expenses

$

125,040


$

110,325


$

102,389


$

117,210


$

106,074


$

337,754


$

272,285

Income from operations

$

54,696


$

56,082


$

56,123


$

61,181


$

48,712


$

166,901


$

124,600

Income tax expense


19,988



21,570



13,063



24,175



18,851



54,621



47,295

Net income before noncontrolling interests

$

34,708


$

34,512


$

43,060


$

37,006


$

29,861


$

112,280


$

77,305

Less: net income (loss) from noncontrolling
interests


330



(55)



(161)



216



233



114



198

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

34,378


$

34,567


$

43,221


$

36,790


$

29,628


$

112,166


$

77,107






















Basic earnings per share

$

1.14


$

1.15


$

1.45


$

1.25


$

1.01


$

3.74


$

2.62

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.06


$

1.08


$

1.35


$

1.16


$

0.96


$

3.49


$

2.51






















Basic weighted average shares outstanding


30,085



30,131



29,809



29,477



29,374



30,009



29,417

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


32,312



32,097



32,006



31,701



30,793



32,170



30,743

 

SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING DATA

Unaudited
























Quarterly Trends


Nine months ended

















September 30, 

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Q3 2017


Q2 2017


Q1 2017


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


2017


2016


Transaction Volume:






















Loan Origination Volume by Product Type






















Fannie Mae

$

1,389,451


$

2,188,841


$

1,888,936


$

2,273,379


$

1,565,915


$

5,467,228


$

4,727,563


Freddie Mac


4,040,985



1,111,434



1,162,950



1,231,766



1,296,045



6,315,369



3,002,305


Ginnie Mae - HUD


263,714



403,981



207,032



261,204



382,602



874,727



618,737


Brokered (1)


1,893,047



1,948,918



1,330,298



1,304,724



922,969



5,172,263



2,884,392


Interim Loans


26,375



26,637



136,550



184,560



76,475



189,562



235,040


Total Loan Origination Volume

$

7,613,572


$

5,679,811


$

4,725,766


$

5,255,633


$

4,244,006


$

18,019,149


$

11,468,037


Investment Sales Volume


935,960



351,825



286,730



1,005,265



788,232



1,574,515



1,569,177


Total Transaction Volume

$

8,549,532


$

6,031,636


$

5,012,496


$

6,260,898


$

5,032,238


$

19,593,664


$

13,037,214
























Key Performance Metrics:






















Operating margin


30

%


34

%


35

%


34

%


31

%


33

%


31

%

Return on equity


20



21



28



25



22



23



20


Walker & Dunlop net income

$

34,378


$

34,567


$

43,221


$

36,790


$

29,628


$

112,166


$

77,107


Adjusted EBITDA (2)


45,000



50,988



50,305



34,625



36,227



146,293



95,734


Diluted EPS


1.06



1.08



1.35



1.16



0.96



3.49



2.51
























Key Expense Metrics (as a percentage of total revenues):




















Personnel expenses


44

%


38

%


35

%


41

%


42

%


39

%


39

%

Other operating expenses


6



7



7



7



6



7



7


 

Key Revenue Metrics (as a percentage of loan origination volume):




















Origination related fees


0.79

%


1.01

%


1.08

%


1.00

%


1.23

%


0.94

%


1.06

%

Gains attributable to MSRs


0.67



0.79



0.96



1.24



1.14



0.78



1.11


Gains attributable to MSRs--Agency (3)


0.89



1.21



1.40



1.73



1.49



1.11



1.53
























Other Data:






















Market capitalization at period end

$

1,625,634


$

1,526,336


$

1,302,748


$

961,539


$

778,169








Closing share price at period end

$

52.33


$

48.83


$

41.69


$

31.20


$

25.26








Average headcount


609



594



573



539



521






























Servicing Portfolio by Product:






















Fannie Mae

$

30,005,596


$

29,573,946


$

28,741,065


$

27,728,164


$

25,875,684








Freddie Mac


25,930,819



22,380,103



21,426,315



20,688,410



19,702,477








Ginnie Mae - HUD


8,878,899



8,919,840



9,073,355



9,155,794



9,254,830








Brokered (1)


5,170,479



5,128,453



4,829,934



5,286,473



4,024,490








Interim Loans


298,889



288,412



313,355



222,313



264,508








Total Servicing Portfolio

$

70,284,682


$

66,290,754


$

64,384,024


$

63,081,154


$

59,121,989






























Key Servicing Metrics (end of period):






















Weighted-average servicing fee rate (bps)


25.7



26.5



26.5



26.1



25.6








Weighted-average remaining term (years)


9.9



10.1



10.2



10.3



10.5






























(1)     Brokered transactions for commercial mortgage backed securities, life insurance companies, and commercial banks.

(2)     This is a non-GAAP financial measure. For more information on adjusted EBITDA, refer to the section above titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

(3)     The fair value of the expected net cash flows associated with the servicing of the loan, net of any guaranty obligations retained, as a percentage of Agency volume.

 

KEY CREDIT METRICS

Unaudited



September 30, 


June 30,


March 31,


December 31,


September 30, 


(dollars in thousands)

2017


2017


2017


2016


2016


Risk-sharing servicing portfolio:
















Fannie Mae Full Risk

$

22,966,583


$

22,491,811


$

21,465,009


$

20,669,404


$

19,411,757


Fannie Mae Modified Risk


6,858,310



6,878,981



7,035,879



6,396,812



5,784,275


Freddie Mac Modified Risk


53,217



53,225



53,359



53,368



53,377


Interim Program JV Modified Risk (1)


146,125










Total risk-sharing servicing portfolio

$

30,024,235


$

29,424,017


$

28,554,247


$

27,119,584


$

25,249,409


















Non risk-sharing servicing portfolio:
















Fannie Mae No Risk

$

180,703


$

203,154


$

240,177


$

661,948


$

679,652


Freddie Mac No Risk


25,877,602



22,326,878



21,372,956



20,635,042



19,649,100


GNMA - HUD No Risk


8,878,899



8,919,840



9,073,355



9,155,794



9,254,830


Brokered


5,170,479



5,128,453



4,829,934



5,286,473



4,024,490


Total non risk-sharing servicing portfolio

$

40,107,683


$

36,578,325


$

35,516,422


$

35,739,257


$

33,608,072


Total loans serviced for others

$

70,131,918


$

66,002,342


$

64,070,669


$

62,858,841


$

58,857,481


Interim loans (full risk) servicing portfolio


152,764



288,412



313,355



222,313



264,508


Total servicing portfolio unpaid principal
balance

$

70,284,682


$

66,290,754


$

64,384,024


$

63,081,154


$

59,121,989


















At risk servicing portfolio (2)

$

26,556,339


$

26,095,958


$

25,187,219


$

24,072,347


$

22,384,966


Maximum exposure to at risk portfolio (3)


5,420,386



5,282,883



5,183,874



4,921,802



4,602,118


60+ day delinquencies, within at risk portfolio (4)


5,962










At risk loan balances associated with allowance
for risk-sharing obligations


5,962


























60+ day delinquencies as a percentage of the at
risk portfolio


0.02

%


0.00

%


0.00

%


0.00

%


0.00

%

Allowance for risk-sharing as a percentage of
the at risk portfolio


0.01



0.01



0.01



0.02



0.02


Allowance for risk-sharing as a percentage of
the specifically identified at risk balances


63.22



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A


Allowance for risk-sharing as a percentage of
maximum exposure


0.07



0.07



0.07



0.07



0.07


Allowance for risk-sharing and guaranty obli-
gation as a percentage of maximum exposure


0.78



0.76



0.75



0.73



0.75



(1)     We indirectly share in a portion of the risk of loss associated with these loans through our 15% equity ownership in the Interim Program JV.


(2)     At risk servicing portfolio is defined as the balance of Fannie Mae DUS loans subject to the risk-sharing formula described below, as well as an immaterial balance of Freddie Mac loans on which we share in the risk of loss. Use of the at risk portfolio provides for comparability of the full risk-sharing and modified risk-sharing loans because the provision and allowance for risk-sharing obligations are based on the at risk balances of the associated loans. Accordingly, we have presented the key statistics as a percentage of the at risk portfolio.


For example, a $15 million loan with 50% DUS risk-sharing has the same potential risk exposure as a $7.5 million loan with full DUS risk-sharing. Accordingly, if the $15 million loan with 50% DUS risk-sharing was to default, the Company would view the overall loss as a percentage of the at risk balance, or $7.5 million, to ensure comparability between all risk-sharing obligations. To date, substantially all of the risk-sharing obligations that we have settled have been from full risk-sharing loans


(3)     Represents the maximum loss we would incur under our risk-sharing obligations if all of the loans we service, for which we retain some risk of loss, were to default and all of the collateral underlying these loans was determined to be without value at the time of settlement. The maximum exposure is not representative of the actual loss we would incur.


(4)     Includes loans that are not 60+ days delinquent but have defaulted.

 

ADJUSTED FINANCIAL METRIC RECONCILIATION TO GAAP

Unaudited


















Nine months ended Septem-
ber 30, 

(in thousands)

Q3 2017


Q2 2017


Q1 2017


Q4 2016


Q3 2016


2017


2016

Reconciliation of Walker & Dunlop Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA
















Walker & Dunlop Net Income

$

34,378


$

34,567


$

43,221


$

36,790


$

29,628


$

112,166


$

77,107

Income tax expense


19,988



21,570



13,063



24,175



18,851



54,621



47,295

Interest expense on corporate debt


2,555



2,443



2,403



2,432



2,485



7,401



7,419

Amortization and depreciation


32,343



32,860



32,338



30,603



29,244



97,541



80,824

Provision (benefit) for credit losses


9



(93)



(132)



(778)



283



(216)



166

Net write-offs








810



(2,567)





(2,567)

Stock compensation expense


6,508



4,310



4,947



5,693



5,270



15,765



12,784

Gains attributable to mortgage servicing rights (1)


(50,781)



(44,669)



(45,535)



(65,100)



(48,229)



(140,985)



(127,724)

Unrealized (gains) losses from proprietary CMBS mortgage banking
activities










1,262





430

Adjusted EBITDA

$

45,000


$

50,988


$

50,305


$

34,625


$

36,227


$

146,293


$

95,734






















(1)     Represents the fair value of the expected net cash flows from servicing recognized at commitment, net of the expected guaranty obligation.

 

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