Fannie Mae Reports Massive Q3 Loss, Asks For Another $15 Billion From Government As It Is Set To Become Largest US Landlord
The latest particular does of lunacy and economic calamity coming out of the intellectual midgets at Fannie and the FHA should be sufficient to push the market well into 1,100 territory tomorrow. FNM's loss for Q3 is $18.9 billion, up from $14.8 billion in Q2, a time when the market was up a good 15%: ever wonder who keeps on subsidizing those gain? That's right - you. Credit-related expenses increased to $22 billion in Q3 from $18.8 billion in Q2. Oh, and Fannie now wants another $15 billion rescue from the Treasury (which is having some troubles with getting that pesky debt ceiling raised to one googol) so it can continue with its plan of keeping shadow inventory away from the market, rent foreclosed houses to their owners at staggeringly low rates, and continue the pretence that bank's balance sheets are well capitalized. Seriously, is the twilight zone any more palatable if one just drinks the Kool Aid or takes some crazy/stupid pills? We are ready and willing for the plunge.
From the just released results by bankrupt Fannie Mae:
WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNM/NYSE) reported a net loss of $18.9 billion in the third quarter of 2009, compared with a loss of $14.8 billion in the second quarter of 2009. Including $883 million of dividends on our senior preferred stock held by the U.S. Department of Treasury, the net loss attributable to common stockholders was $19.8 billion, or ($3.47) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2009, compared with a loss of $15.2 billion, or ($2.67) per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009. Third-quarter results were largely due to $22.0 billion of credit-related expenses, reflecting the continued build of the company’s combined loss reserves and fair value losses associated with the increasing number of loans that were acquired from mortgage-backed securities trusts in order to pursue loan modifications.
The loss resulted in a net worth deficit of $15.0 billion as of September 30, 2009, taking into account unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities during the third quarter. As a result, on November 4, 2009, the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) submitted a request for $15.0 billion from Treasury on the company’s behalf. FHFA has requested that Treasury provide the funds on or prior to December 31, 2009.
The company continued to concentrate on preventing foreclosures and providing liquidity to the mortgage market during the third quarter of 2009, with much of our effort focused on the Making Home Affordable Program. As of September 30, 2009, approximately 189,000 Fannie Mae loans were in a trial period or a completed modification under the Home Affordable Modification Program. In addition, we completed loan workouts outside of the Home Affordable Modification Program, including modifications, HomeSaver AdvancesTM, repayment plans and forbearances, preforeclosure sales, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, that we describe further in “Other Home-Retention and Foreclosure-Prevention Efforts” below.
If anyone gives a shit and wants to read the whole filing before buying FNM stock in the afterhours, here it is.