MILWAUKEE, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 of $97.9 million, compared with net income of $76.7 million for the same quarter a year ago. Diluted loss per share was $0.79 for the quarter ending June 30, 2008, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.93 for the same quarter a year ago.
The net loss for the first six months of 2008 was $132.3 million, compared with net income of $169.1 million for the same period last year. For the first six months of 2008, diluted loss per share was $1.27 compared with diluted earnings per share of $2.05 for the same period last year.
Curt S. Culver, chairman and chief executive officer of MGIC Investment Corporation and Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), said that delinquencies and foreclosures remain at elevated levels resulting from lower home values and a softening economy and as a result continue to impact the company’s financial results. He also noted that during the quarter the company announced additional underwriting changes, increased premiums on all insurance products, amended the revolving credit facility, and entered into a reinsurance agreement for new writings.
Total revenues for the second quarter were $424.5 million, up 15 percent from $369.0 million in the second quarter of 2007. The increase in revenues resulted primarily from a 14.3 percent increase in net premiums earned to $350.3 million. Net premiums written for the quarter were $371.8 million, compared with $321.0 million in the second quarter last year, an increase of 15.8 percent.
New insurance written in the second quarter was $14.0 billion, compared to $19.0 billion in the second quarter of 2007. New insurance written for the quarter included $0.6 billion of non-Wall Street bulk transactions compared with $1.7 billion of bulk, including $0.8 billion of non-Wall Street transactions, in the same period last year. New insurance written for the first six months of 2008 was $33.1 billion compared to $31.7 billion in the first half of 2007 and includes $1.6 billion of non-Wall Street bulk business compared to $4.0 billion of bulk, including $1.1 billion of non-Wall Street transactions, in the first half of 2007.
Persistency, or the percentage of insurance remaining in force from one year prior, was 79.7 percent at June 30, 2008, compared with 76.4 percent at December 31, 2007, and 72.0 percent at June 30, 2007.
As of June 30, 2008, MGIC’s primary insurance in force was $226.4 billion, compared with $211.7 billion at December 31, 2007, and $186.1 billion at June 30, 2007. The book value of MGIC Investment Corporation’s investment portfolio, cash and cash equivalents was $7.8 billion at June 30, 2008, compared with $6.2 billion at December 31, 2007, and $5.6 billion at June 30, 2007.
At June 30, 2008, the percentage of loans that were delinquent, excluding bulk loans, was 6.02 percent, compared with 4.99 percent at December 31, 2007, and 3.95 percent at June 30, 2007. Including bulk loans, the percentage of loans that were delinquent at June 30, 2008 was 8.60 percent, compared to 7.45 percent at December 31, 2007, and 6.11 percent at June 30, 2007.
Losses incurred in the second quarter were $688.1 million, up from $235.2 million reported for the same period last year. Underwriting expenses were $70.8 million in the second quarter down from $76.4 million reported for the same period last year.
Wall Street Bulk transactions, as of June 30, 2008, included approximately 129,900 loans with insurance in force of approximately $22.0 billion and risk in force of approximately $6.5 billion. During the quarter the premium deficiency reserve declined by $158.9 million from $947.1 million, as of March 31, 2008, to $788.2 million as of June 30, 2008. The $788.2 million premium deficiency reserve as of June 30, 2008 reflects the present value of expected future losses and expenses that exceeded the present value of expected future premium and already established loss reserves. Within the premium deficiency calculation, our expected present value of expected future paid losses and expenses was $3,263 million, offset by the present value of expected future premium of $829 million and already established loss reserves of $1,646 million. The premium deficiency reserves as of March 31, 2008 reflected expected present value of expected future paid losses and expenses of $3,397 million, offset by the present value of expected future premium of $874 million and already established loss reserves of $1,576 million. During the first quarter the premium deficiency reserve declined by $264 million from $1,211 million, as of December 31, 2007, to $947 million as of March 31, 2008.
Income from joint ventures, net of tax, in the quarter was $11.2 million down from $31.9 million for the same period last year. For the six months ending June 30, 2008 joint venture income, net of tax, was $21.1 million versus joint venture income, net of tax, of $46.0 million for the same period one year ago.
MGIC (http://www.mgic.com/), the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation, is the nation’s leading provider of private mortgage insurance coverage with $226.4 billion primary insurance in force covering 1.5 million mortgages as of June 30, 2008. MGIC serves 3,300 lenders with locations across the country and in Puerto Rico, Guam and Australia, helping families achieve homeownership sooner by making affordable low-down-payment mortgages a reality.
As previously announced, MGIC Investment Corporation will hold a webcast today at 10 a.m. ET to allow securities analysts and shareholders the opportunity to hear management discuss the company’s quarterly results. The call is being webcast and can be accessed at the company’s website at http://mtg.mgic.com/. The webcast is also being distributed over CCBN’s Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Investors can listen to the call through CCBN’s individual investor center at http://www.companyboardroom.com/ or by visiting any of the investor sites in CCBN’s Individual Investor Network. The webcast will be available for replay on the company’s website through August 17, 2008 under Investor Information.
This press release, which includes certain additional statistical and other information, including non-GAAP financial information and a supplement that contains various portfolio statistics are both available on the Company’s website at http://mtg.mgic.com/ under Investor Information.
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Forward Looking Statements and Risk Factors:
Our revenues and losses could be affected by the risk factors discussed below that are applicable to us, and our income from our Sherman joint venture could be affected by the matters discussed in the Sherman risk factor. These risk factors should be reviewed in connection with this press release and our periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors may also cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by forward looking statements that we may make. Forward looking statements consist of statements which relate to matters other than historical fact. Among others, statements that include words such as we “believe”, “anticipate” or “expect”, or words of similar import, are forward looking statements. We are not undertaking any obligation to update any forward looking statements we may make even though these statements may be affected by events or circumstances occurring after the forward looking statements were made. No investor should rely on the fact that such statements are current at any time other than the time at which this press release was issued.
A downturn in the domestic economy or a decline in the value of borrowers
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Losses result from events that reduce a borrower’s ability to continue to make mortgage payments, such as unemployment, and whether the home of a borrower who defaults on his mortgage can be sold for an amount that will cover unpaid principal and interest and the expenses of the sale. Favorable economic conditions generally reduce the likelihood that borrowers will lack sufficient income to pay their mortgages and also favorably affect the value of homes, thereby reducing and in some cases even eliminating a loss from a mortgage default. A deterioration in economic conditions generally increases the likelihood that borrowers will not have sufficient income to pay their mortgages and can also adversely affect housing values, which in turn can influence the willingness of borrowers with sufficient resources to make mortgage payments to do so when the mortgage balance exceeds the value of the home. Housing values may decline even absent a deterioration in economic conditions due to declines in demand for homes, which in turn may result from changes in buyers’ perceptions of the potential for future appreciation, restrictions on mortgage credit due to more stringent underwriting standards or other factors. Recently, the residential mortgage market in the United States has experienced a variety of worsening economic conditions and housing prices in many areas have declined or stopped appreciating after extended periods of significant appreciation. A significant deterioration in economic conditions or an extended period of flat or declining housing values may result in increased losses which would materially affect our results of operations and financial condition.
The mix of business we write also affects the likelihood of losses
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Certain types of mortgages have higher probabilities of claims. These segments include loans with loan-to-value ratios over 95% (including loans with 100% loan-to-value ratios or in certain markets that have experienced declining housing values, over 90%), FICO credit scores below 620, limited underwriting, including limited borrower documentation, or total debt-to-income ratios of 38% or higher, as well as loans having combinations of higher risk factors. As of June 30, 2008, approximately 59.7% of our primary risk in force consisted of loans with loan-to-value ratios equal to or greater than 95%, 10% had FICO credit scores below 620, and 15% had limited underwriting, including limited borrower documentation.
A material portion of these loans were written in 2005 – 2007 and through the first quarter of 2008. Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2007 we made a series of changes to our underwriting guidelines in an effort to improve the risk profile of the business we are writing, including recent guideline changes that will become effective in early August 2008. Requirements imposed by new guidelines, however, only affect business written under commitments to insure loans that are issued when those guidelines become effective. Business for which commitments are issued after new guidelines are announced and before they become effective is insured by us in accordance with the guidelines in effect at time of the commitment even though that business would not meet the new guidelines. For commitments we issue for loans that close and are insured by us, a period longer than a calendar quarter can elapse between the time we issue a commitment to insure a loan and the time we receive the payment of the first premium and report the loan in our risk in force, although this period is generally shorter.
As of June 30, 2008, approximately 4.0% of our primary risk in force written through the flow channel, and 40.1% of our primary risk in force written through the bulk channel, consisted of adjustable rate mortgages in which the initial interest rate may be adjusted during the five years after the mortgage closing (“ARMs”). We classify as fixed rate loans adjustable rate mortgages in which the initial interest rate is fixed during the five years after the mortgage closing. We believe that when the reset interest rate significantly exceeds the interest rate at loan origination, claims on ARMs would be substantially higher than for fixed rate loans. Moreover, even if interest rates remain unchanged, claims on ARMs with a “teaser rate” (an initial interest rate that does not fully reflect the index which determines subsequent rates) may also be substantially higher because of the increase in the mortgage payment that will occur when the fully indexed rate becomes effective. In addition, we believe the volume of “interest-only” loans, which may also be ARMs, and loans with negative amortization features, such as pay option ARMs, increased in 2005 and 2006 and remained at these levels during the first half of 2007, before beginning to decline in the second half of 2007. Because interest-only loans and pay option ARMs are a relatively recent development, we have no meaningful data on their historical performance. We believe claim rates on certain of these loans will be substantially higher than on loans without scheduled payment increases that are made to borrowers of comparable credit quality.
Although we attempt to incorporate these higher expected claim rates into our underwriting and pricing models, there can be no assurance that the premiums earned and the associated investment income will prove adequate to compensate for actual losses even under our current underwriting guidelines. We do, however, believe that given the various changes in our underwriting guidelines that are effective in 2008, our 2008 book will generate underwriting profit.
Because we establish loss reserves only upon a loan default rather than
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In accordance with GAAP for the mortgage insurance industry, we establish loss reserves only for loans in default. Reserves are established for reported insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses based on when notices of default on insured mortgage loans are received. Reserves are also established for estimated losses incurred on notices of default that have not yet been reported to us by the servicers (this is what is referred to as “IBNR” in the mortgage insurance industry). We establish reserves using estimated claims rates and claims amounts in estimating the ultimate loss. Because our reserving method does not take account of the impact of future losses that could occur from loans that are not delinquent, our obligation for ultimate losses that we expect to occur under our policies in force at any period end is not reflected in our financial statements, except in the case where a premium deficiency exists. As a result, future losses may have a material impact on future results as losses emerge.
Loss reserve estimates are subject to uncertainties and paid claims may
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We establish reserves using estimated claim rates and claim amounts in estimating the ultimate loss. The estimated claim rates and claim amounts represent what we believe best reflect the estimate of what will actually be paid on the loans in default as of the reserve date.
The establishment of loss reserves is subject to inherent uncertainty and requires judgment by management. The actual amount of the claim payments may be substantially higher than our loss reserve estimates. Our estimates could be adversely affected by several factors, including a deterioration of regional or national economic conditions leading to a reduction in borrowers’ income and thus their ability to make mortgage payments, and a drop in housing values that could materially reduce our ability to mitigate potential loss through property acquisition and resale or expose us to greater loss on resale of properties obtained through the claim settlement process. Changes to our estimates could result in material impact to our results of operations, even in a stable economic environment, and there can be no assurance that actual claims paid by us will not substantially exceed our loss reserves.
Our Consolidated Net Worth could fall below the minimum amount required
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We have a $300 million bank revolving credit facility which matures in March 2010 and under which $200 million is outstanding.
Our revolving credit facility, as amended in June 2008, requires that we maintain Consolidated Net Worth of no less than $2.00 billion at all times. However, if as of June 30, 2009, our Consolidated Net Worth equals or exceeds $2.75 billion, then the minimum Consolidated Net Worth under the facility will be increased to $2.25 billion at all times from and after June 30, 2009. Consolidated Net Worth is generally defined in our credit agreement as the sum of our consolidated stockholders’ equity (determined in accordance with GAAP) plus the aggregate outstanding principal amount of our 9% Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2063. The current aggregate outstanding principal amount of our 9% Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2063 is $390 million.
At June 30, 2008, our Consolidated Net Worth was approximately $3.25 billion. We expect we will have a net loss in the remainder of 2008, with the result that we expect our Consolidated Net Worth to decline. Our current forecast of our 2008 net loss would result in our forecasted Consolidated Net Worth at December 31, 2008 being materially above the $2.0 billion minimum. There can be no assurance that our actual results will not be materially worse than our forecast or that losses in periods after 2008 will not reduce our Consolidated Net Worth below the minimum amount required.
In addition, regardless of our results of operations, our Consolidated Net Worth would be reduced to the extent the carrying value of our investment portfolio declines from its carrying value at June 30, 2008 due to market value adjustments and to the extent we pay dividends to our shareholders. At June 30, 2008, the modified duration of our fixed income portfolio was 4.1 years, which means that an instantaneous parallel upward shift in the yield curve of 100 basis points would result in a decline of 4.1% (approximately $319 million) in the market value of this portfolio. Market value adjustments could also occur as a result of changes in credit spreads.
If we did not meet the minimum Consolidated Net Worth requirement in our revolving credit facility and are not successful obtaining an agreement from banks holding a majority of the debt outstanding under the facility to change (or waive) this requirement, banks holding a majority of the debt outstanding under the facility would have the right to declare the entire amount of the outstanding debt due and payable. If the debt under our facility were accelerated in this manner, the holders of 25% or more of our publicly traded $200 million 5.625% senior notes due in September 2011, and the holders of 25% or more of our publicly traded $300 million 5.375% senior notes due in November 2015, each would have the right to accelerate the maturity of that debt. In addition, the trustee of these two issues of senior notes, which is also a lender under our revolving credit facility, could, independent of any action by holders of senior notes, accelerate the maturity of the senior notes. In the event the amounts owing under our revolving credit facility or any series of our outstanding senior notes are accelerated, we may not have sufficient funds to repay any such amounts.
The premiums we charge may not be adequate to compensate us for our
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We set premiums at the time a policy is issued based on our expectations regarding likely performance over the long-term. Generally, we cannot cancel the mortgage insurance coverage or adjust renewal premiums during the life of a mortgage insurance policy. As a result, higher than anticipated claims generally cannot be offset by premium increases on policies in force or mitigated by our non-renewal or cancellation of insurance coverage. The premiums we charge, and the associated investment income, may not be adequate to compensate us for the risks and costs associated with the insurance coverage provided to customers. An increase in the number or size of claims, compared to what we anticipate, could adversely affect our results of operations or financial condition.
On January 22, 2008, we announced that we had decided to stop writing the portion of our bulk business that insures loans which are included in Wall Street securitizations because the performance of loans included in such securitizations deteriorated materially in the fourth quarter of 2007 and this deterioration was materially worse than we experienced for loans insured through the flow channel or loans insured through the remainder of our bulk channel. On February 13, 2008, we announced that we had established a premium deficiency reserve of approximately $1.2 billion. As of June 30, 2008, the premium deficiency reserve was $788.2 million. This amount is the present value of expected future losses and expenses that exceeded the present value of expected future premium and already established loss reserves on these bulk transactions.
There can be no assurance that additional premium deficiency reserves on other portions of our insurance portfolio will not be required.
The amount of insurance we write could be adversely affected if lenders
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These alternatives to private mortgage insurance include:
— lenders and other investors holding mortgages in portfolio and
— investors using credit enhancements other than private mortgage
insurance, using other credit enhancements in conjunction with reduced
levels of private mortgage insurance coverage, or accepting credit risk
without credit enhancement,
— lenders using government mortgage insurance programs, including those
of the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration,
— lenders originating mortgages using piggyback structures to avoid
private mortgage insurance, such as a first mortgage with an 80%
loan-to-value ratio and a second mortgage with a 10%, 15% or 20%
loan-to-value ratio (referred to as 80-10-10, 80-15-5 or 80-20 loans,
respectively) rather than a first mortgage with a 90%, 95% or 100%
loan-to-value ratio that has private mortgage insurance.
Our financial strength rating has been downgraded below Aa3/AA-, which
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Standard & Poor’s Rating Services’ insurer financial strength rating of MGIC, our principal mortgage insurance subsidiary, is A with a negative outlook. The financial strength of MGIC is rated A1 by Moody’s Investors Service and with a negative outlook. The financial strength of MGIC is rated A+ by Fitch Ratings and is on rating watch negative.
The private mortgage insurance industry has historically viewed a financial strength rating of at least Aa3/AA- as critical to writing new business. In part this view has resulted from the mortgage insurer eligibility requirements of the GSEs, which each year purchase the majority of loans insured by us and the rest of the private mortgage insurance industry. The eligibility requirements define the standards under which the GSEs will accept mortgage insurance as a credit enhancement on mortgages they acquire. These standards impose additional restrictions on insurers that do not have a financial strength rating of at least Aa3/AA-. These restrictions include not permitting such insurers to engage in captive reinsurance transactions with lenders. For many years, captive reinsurance has been an important means through which mortgage insurers compete for business from lenders, including lenders who sell a large volume of mortgages to the GSEs. In February 2008 Freddie Mac announced that it was temporarily suspending the portion of its eligibility requirements that impose additional restrictions on a mortgage insurer that is downgraded below Aa3/AA- if the affected insurer commits to submitting a complete remediation plan for its approval. In February 2008 Fannie Mae advised us that it would not automatically impose additional restrictions on a mortgage insurer that is downgraded below Aa3/AA- if the affected insurer submits a written remediation plan.
We have submitted written remediation plans to both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac has publicly announced that our remediation plan is acceptable to it. Fannie Mae has not completed its review of our remediation plan. Our remediation plans include projections of our future financial performance. There can be no assurance that we will be able to successfully complete our remediation plans in a timely manner. In addition, there can be no assurance that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will continue the positions described above with respect to mortgage insurers that have been downgraded below Aa3/AA-.
Apart from the effect of the eligibility requirements of the GSEs, we believe lenders who hold mortgages in portfolio and choose to obtain mortgage insurance on the loans assess a mortgage insurer’s financial strength rating as one element of the process through which they select mortgage insurers. As a result of these considerations, a mortgage insurer such as MGIC that is rated less than Aa3/AA- may be competitively disadvantaged.
Competition or changes in our relationships with our customers could
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Competition for private mortgage insurance premiums occurs not only among private mortgage insurers but also with mortgage lenders through captive mortgage reinsurance transactions. In these transactions, a lender’s affiliate reinsures a portion of the insurance written by a private mortgage insurer on mortgages originated or serviced by the lender. As discussed under “- We are subject to risk from private litigation and regulatory proceedings” below, we provided information to the New York Insurance Department and the Minnesota Department of Commerce about captive mortgage reinsurance arrangements and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly referred to as HUD, has recently issued a subpoena covering similar information. Other insurance departments or other officials, including attorneys general, may also seek information about or investigate captive mortgage reinsurance.
In recent years, the level of competition within the private mortgage insurance industry has been intense as many large mortgage lenders reduced the number of private mortgage insurers with whom they do business. At the same time, consolidation among mortgage lenders has increased the share of the mortgage lending market held by large lenders. Our private mortgage insurance competitors include:
— PMI Mortgage Insurance Company,
— Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation,
— United Guaranty Residential Insurance Company,
— Radian Guaranty Inc.,
— Republic Mortgage Insurance Company, whose parent, based on information
filed with the SEC through July 1, 2008, is our largest shareholder,
— CMG Mortgage Insurance Company.
Our relationships with our customers could be adversely affected by a variety of factors, including continued tightening of our underwriting guidelines, which will result in our declining to insure some of the loans originated by our customers. We believe the Federal Housing Administration, which until recently we was not viewed by us as a significant competitor, has substantially increased its market share, including insuring a number of loans that would meet our current underwriting guidelines at a cost to the borrower that is lower than the cost of our insurance.
While the mortgage insurance industry has not had new entrants in many years, it is possible that positive business fundamentals combined with the deterioration of the financial strength ratings of the existing mortgage insurance companies could encourage the formation of start-up mortgage insurers.
If interest rates decline, house prices appreciate or mortgage insurance
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In each year, most of our premiums are from insurance that has been written in prior years. As a result, the length of time insurance remains in force, which is also generally referred to as persistency, is a significant determinant of our revenues. The factors affecting the length of time our insurance remains in force include:
— the level of current mortgage interest rates compared to the mortgage
coupon rates on the insurance in force, which affects the vulnerability
of the insurance in force to refinancings, and
— mortgage insurance cancellation policies of mortgage investors along
with the rate of home price appreciation experienced by the homes
underlying the mortgages in the insurance in force.
During the 1990s, our year-end persistency ranged from a high of 87.4% at December 31, 1990 to a low of 68.1% at December 31, 1998. At June 30, 2008 persistency was at 79.7%, compared to the record low of 44.9% at September 30, 2003. Over the past several years, refinancing has become easier to accomplish and less costly for many consumers. Hence, even in an interest rate and house price environment favorable to persistency improvement, persistency may not reach its December 31, 1990 level.
If the volume of low down payment home mortgage originations declines, the
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The factors that affect the volume of low-down-payment mortgage originations include:
— the level of home mortgage interest rates,
— the health of the domestic economy as well as conditions in regional
and local economies,
— housing affordability,
— population trends, including the rate of household formation,
— the rate of home price appreciation, which in times of heavy
refinancing can affect whether refinance loans have loan-to-value
ratios that require private mortgage insurance, and
— government housing policy encouraging loans to first-time homebuyers.
Changes in the business practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could
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The majority of our insurance written through the flow channel is for loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, each of which is a government sponsored entity, or GSE. As a result, the business practices of the GSEs affect the entire relationship between them and mortgage insurers and include:
— the level of private mortgage insurance coverage, subject to the
limitations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s charters, when private
mortgage insurance is used as the required credit enhancement on low
down payment mortgages,
— whether Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac influence the mortgage lender’s
selection of the mortgage insurer providing coverage and, if so, any
transactions that are related to that selection,
— the underwriting standards that determine what loans are eligible for
purchase by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, which thereby affect the quality
of the risk insured by the mortgage insurer and the availability of
— the terms on which mortgage insurance coverage can be canceled before
reaching the cancellation thresholds established by law, and
— the circumstances in which mortgage servicers must perform activities
intended to avoid or mitigate loss on insured mortgages that are
In addition, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have policies which provide guidelines on terms under which they can conduct business with mortgage insurers with financial strength ratings below Aa3/AA-. In February 2008 Freddie Mac announced that it was temporarily suspending the portion of its eligibility requirements that impose additional restrictions on a mortgage insurer that is downgraded below Aa3/AA- if the affected insurer commits to submitting a complete remediation plan for its approval. In February 2008 Fannie Mae advised us that it would not automatically impose additional restrictions on a mortgage insurer that is downgraded below Aa3/AA- if the affected insurer submits a written remediation plan. We have submitted written remediation plans to both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac has publicly announced that our remediation plan is acceptable to it. Fannie Mae has not completed its review of our remediation plan. Our remediation plans include projections of our future financial performance. There can be no assurance that we will be able to successfully complete our remediation plans in a timely manner. In addition, there can be no assurance that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will continue the positions described above with respect to mortgage insurers that have been downgraded below Aa3/AA-.
We are subject to the risk of private litigation and regulatory
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Consumers are bringing a growing number of lawsuits against home mortgage lenders and settlement service providers. In recent years, seven mortgage insurers, including MGIC, have been involved in litigation alleging violations of the anti-referral fee provisions of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, which is commonly known as RESPA, and the notice provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which is commonly known as FCRA. MGIC’s settlement of class action litigation against it under RESPA became final in October 2003. MGIC settled the named plaintiffs’ claims in litigation against it under FCRA in late December 2004 following denial of class certification in June 2004. Since December 2006, class action litigation was separately brought against a number of large lenders alleging that their captive mortgage reinsurance arrangements violated RESPA. While we are not a defendant in any of these cases, there can be no assurance that we will not be subject to future litigation under RESPA or FCRA or that the outcome of any such litigation would not have a material adverse effect on us.
In June 2005, in response to a letter from the New York Insurance Department, we provided information regarding captive mortgage reinsurance arrangements and other types of arrangements in which lenders receive compensation. In February 2006, the New York Insurance Department requested MGIC to review its premium rates in New York and to file adjusted rates based on recent years’ experience or to explain why such experience would not alter rates. In March 2006, MGIC advised the New York Insurance Department that it believes its premium rates are reasonable and that, given the nature of mortgage insurance risk, premium rates should not be determined only by the experience of recent years. In February 2006, in response to an administrative subpoena from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, which regulates insurance, we provided the Department with information about captive mortgage reinsurance and certain other matters. We subsequently provided additional information to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and in March 2008 that Department sought additional information as well as answers to interrogatories regarding captive mortgage reinsurance. In June 2008, we received a subpoena from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly referred to as HUD, seeking information about captive mortgage reinsurance similar to that requested by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, but not limited in scope to the state of Minnesota. Other insurance departments or other officials, including attorneys general, may also seek information about or investigate captive mortgage reinsurance.
The anti-referral fee provisions of RESPA provide that the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the insurance commissioner or attorney general of any state may bring an action to enjoin violations of these provisions of RESPA. The insurance law provisions of many states prohibit paying for the referral of insurance business and provide various mechanisms to enforce this prohibition. While we believe our captive reinsurance arrangements are in conformity with applicable laws and regulations, it is not possible to predict the outcome of any such reviews or investigations nor is it possible to predict their effect on us or the mortgage insurance industry.
In October 2007, the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission requested that we voluntarily furnish documents and information primarily relating to C-BASS, the now-terminated merger with Radian and the subprime mortgage assets “in the Company’s various lines of business.” We are in the process of providing responsive documents and information to the Securities and Exchange Commission. As part of its initial information request, the SEC staff informed us that this investigation should not be construed as an indication by the SEC or its staff that any violation of the securities laws has occurred, or as a reflection upon any person, entity or security.
In the second and third quarters of 2008, complaints in four separate purported stockholder class action lawsuits were filed against us and several of our officers. The allegations in the complaints are generally that through these officers we violated the federal securities laws by failing to disclose or misrepresenting C-BASS’ liquidity, the impairment of our investment in C-BASS, the inadequacy of our loss reserves and that we were not adequately capitalized. The collective time period covered by these lawsuits begins on October 12, 2006 and ends on February 12, 2008. The complaints seek damages based on purchases of our stock during this time period at prices that were inflated as a result of the purported misstatements and omissions. With limited exceptions, our bylaws provide that our officers are entitled to indemnification from us for claims against them of the type alleged in the complaints. We believe, among other things, that the allegations in the complaints are not sufficient to prevent their dismissal and intend to defend against them vigorously. However, we are unable to predict the outcome of these cases or estimate our associated expenses or possible losses.
Two law firms have issued press releases to the effect that they are investigating whether the fiduciaries of our 401(k) plan breached their fiduciary duties regarding the plan’s investment in or holding of our common stock. With limited exceptions, our bylaws provide that the plan fiduciaries are entitled to indemnification from us for claims against them. We intend to defend vigorously any proceedings that may result from these investigations.
The Internal Revenue Service has proposed significant adjustments to our
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The Internal Revenue Service conducted an examination of our federal income tax returns for taxable years 2000 though 2004. On June 1, 2007, as a result of this examination, we received a revenue agent report. The adjustments reported on the revenue agent report would substantially increase taxable income for those tax years and resulted in the issuance of an assessment for unpaid taxes totaling $189.5 million in taxes and accuracy related penalties, plus applicable interest. We have agreed with the Internal Revenue Service on certain issues and paid $10.5 million in additional taxes and interest. The remaining open issue relates to our treatment of the flow through income and loss from an investment in a portfolio of residual interests of Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits, or REMICs. This portfolio has been managed and maintained during years prior to, during and subsequent to the examination period. The Internal Revenue Service has indicated that it does not believe, for various reasons, that we have established sufficient tax basis in the REMIC residual interests to deduct the losses from taxable income. We disagree with this conclusion and believe that the flow through income and loss from these investments was properly reported on our federal income tax returns in accordance with applicable tax laws and regulations in effect during the periods involved and have appealed these adjustments. The appeals process may take some time and a final resolution may not be reached until a date many months or years into the future. In July 2007, we made a payment on account of $65.2 million with the United States Department of the Treasury to eliminate the further accrual of interest. We believe, after discussions with outside counsel about the issues raised in the revenue agent report and the procedures for resolution of the disputed adjustments, that an adequate provision for income taxes has been made for potential liabilities that may result from these notices. If the outcome of this matter results in payments that differ materially from our expectations, it could have a material impact on our effective tax rate, results of operations and cash flows.
Net premiums written could be adversely affected if the Department of
———————————————————————- Housing and Urban Development reproposes and adopts a regulation under the ————————————————————————— Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act that is equivalent to a proposed ———————————————————————– regulation that was withdrawn in 2004. —————————————
Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, regulations under RESPA prohibit paying lenders for the referral of settlement services, including mortgage insurance, and prohibit lenders from receiving such payments. In July 2002, HUD proposed a regulation that would exclude from these anti-referral fee provisions settlement services included in a package of settlement services offered to a borrower at a guaranteed price. HUD withdrew this proposed regulation in March 2004. Under the proposed regulation, if mortgage insurance were required on a loan, the package must include any mortgage insurance premium paid at settlement. Although certain state insurance regulations prohibit an insurer’s payment of referral fees, had this regulation been adopted in this form, our revenues could have been adversely affected to the extent that lenders offered such packages and received value from us in excess of what they could have received were the anti-referral fee provisions of RESPA to apply and if such state regulations were not applied to prohibit such payments.
We could be adversely affected if personal information on consumers that
———————————————————————— we maintain is improperly disclosed. ————————————-
As part of our business, we maintain large amounts of personal information on consumers. While we believe we have appropriate information security policies and systems to prevent unauthorized disclosure, there can be no assurance that unauthorized disclosure, either through the actions of third parties or employees, will not occur. Unauthorized disclosure could adversely affect our reputation and expose us to material claims for damages.
The implementation of the Basel II capital accord may discourage the use
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In 1988, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision developed the Basel Capital Accord (the Basel I), which set out international benchmarks for assessing banks’ capital adequacy requirements. In June 2005, the Basel Committee issued an update to Basel I (as revised in November 2005, Basel II). Basel II, which is scheduled to become effective in the United States and many other countries in 2008, affects the capital treatment provided to mortgage insurance by domestic and international banks in both their origination and securitization activities.
The Basel II provisions related to residential mortgages and mortgage insurance may provide incentives to certain of our bank customers not to insure mortgages having a lower risk of claim and to insure mortgages having a higher risk of claim. The Basel II provisions may also alter the competitive positions and financial performance of mortgage insurers in other ways, including reducing our ability to successfully establish or operate our planned international operations.
We may not be able to realize benefits from our international initiative.
We have committed significant resources to begin international operations, initially in Australia, where we started to write business in June 2007. In view of our need to dedicate capital to our domestic mortgage insurance operations, we have been exploring alternatives for our international activities which may include a partner or reinsurance. Because these efforts have not been successful to date, we are also implementing reductions in our Australian headcount. In addition to the general economic and insurance business-related factors discussed above, we are subject to a number of other risks from having deployed capital in Australia, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations and interest-rate volatility particular to Australia.
We are susceptible to disruptions in the servicing of mortgage loans that
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We depend on reliable, consistent third-party servicing of the loans that we insure. A recent trend in the mortgage lending and mortgage loan servicing industry has been towards consolidation of loan servicers. This reduction in the number of servicers could lead to disruptions in the servicing of mortgage loans covered by our insurance policies. This, in turn, could contribute to a rise in delinquencies among those loans and could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and operating results. Additionally, increasing delinquencies have strained the resources of servicers, reducing their ability to undertake mitigation efforts that could help limit our losses.
Our income from our Sherman joint venture could be adversely affected by
————————————————————————- uncertain economic factors impacting the consumer sector and by lenders ———————————————————————— reducing the availability of credit or increasing its cost. ————————————————————
Sherman is principally engaged in purchasing and collecting for its own account delinquent consumer receivables, which are primarily unsecured, and in originating and servicing subprime credit card receivables. Sherman’s results are sensitive to its ability to purchase receivable portfolios on favorable terms and to service those receivables such that it meets its return targets. In addition, the volume of credit card originations and the related returns on the credit card portfolio are impacted by general economic conditions and consumer behavior. Sherman’s operations are principally financed with debt under credit facilities. Recently there has been significant tightening in credit markets, with the result that lenders are generally becoming more restrictive in the amount of credit they are willing to provide and in the terms of credit that is provided. Credit tightening could adversely impact Sherman’s ability to obtain sufficient funding to maintain or expand its business and could increase the cost of funding that is obtained.
MGIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2008 2007 2008 2007
(in thousands of dollars, except per share data)
Net premiums written $371,797 $320,988 $740,251 $625,022
Net premiums earned $350,292 $306,451 $695,780 $605,472
Investment income 76,982 61,927 149,464 124,897
Realized losses (10,263) (9,829) (11,457) (12,839)
Other revenue 7,522 10,490 14,621 21,151
Total revenues 424,533 369,039 848,408 738,681
Losses and expenses:
Losses incurred 688,143 235,226 1,379,791 416,984
Change in premium
deficiency reserves (158,898) – (422,679) –
expenses 70,842 76,433 149,835 152,465
Reinsurance fee 363 – 363 –
Interest expense 19,891 8,594 30,805 19,553
Ceding commission (2,606) (1,103) (4,613) (2,063)
Total losses and
expenses 617,735 319,150 1,133,502 586,939
(Loss) income before tax
and joint ventures (193,202) 49,889 (285,094) 151,742
(Credit) provision for
income tax (84,146) 5,073 (131,667) 28,616
Income from joint
ventures, net of tax (1) 11,157 31,899 21,134 45,952
Net (loss) income $(97,899) $76,715 $(132,293) $169,078
Diluted weighted average
common shares outstanding
(Shares in thousands) 123,834 82,309 103,981 82,349
Diluted (loss) earnings
per share $(0.79) $0.93 $(1.27) $2.05
(1) Diluted EPS
C-BASS $- $0.18 $- $0.13
Sherman $0.09 $0.20 $0.19 $0.42
NOTE: See “Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for diluted earnings per
share contribution from realized (losses) gains.
MGIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET AS OF
June 30, December 31, June 30,
2008 2007 2007
(unaudited) (audited) (unaudited)
(in thousands of dollars, except per share data)
Investments (1) $6,730,981 $5,896,233 $5,396,863
Cash and cash equivalents 1,060,663 288,933 183,387
Reinsurance recoverable on
loss reserves (2) 170,573 35,244 12,809
Prepaid reinsurance premiums 8,122 8,715 8,636
Home office and equipment, net 33,067 34,603 33,309
Deferred insurance policy
acquisition costs 10,393 11,168 11,692
Other assets 756,785 1,441,465 1,152,211
$8,770,584 $7,716,361 $6,798,907
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Loss reserves (2) 3,401,170 2,642,479 1,188,248
Premium deficiency reserves 788,162 1,210,841 –
Unearned premiums 320,385 272,233 208,247
Short- and long-term debt 798,368 798,250 646,602
Convertible debentures 373,898 – –
Other liabilities 222,203 198,215 356,238
Total liabilities 5,904,186 5,122,018 2,399,335
Shareholders’ equity 2,866,398 2,594,343 4,399,572
$8,770,584 $7,716,361 $6,798,907
Book value per share (3) $22.92 $31.72 $53.68
(1) Investments include unrealized
(losses) gains on securities (1,666) 101,982 37,306
(2) Loss reserves, net of
reinsurance recoverable on
loss reserves 3,230,597 2,607,235 1,175,439
(3) Shares outstanding 125,068 81,793 81,954
CERTAIN NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2008 2007 2008 2007
Diluted earnings per share
contribution from realized
Realized losses $(10,263) $(9,829) $(11,457) $(12,839)
Income taxes at 35% (3,592) (3,440) (4,010) (4,494)
After tax realized
losses (6,671) (6,389) (7,447) (8,345)
Weighted average shares 123,834 82,309 103,981 82,349
Diluted EPS contribution
from realized losses $(0.05) $(0.08) $(0.07) $(0.10)
Management believes the diluted earnings per share contribution from
realized losses provides useful information to investors because it shows
the after-tax effect of these items, which can be discretionary.
New primary insurance
written (“NIW”) ($ millions) $13,985 $19,007 $33,051 $31,700
New risk written ($ millions):
Primary $3,408 $4,697 $8,087 $7,989
Pool (1) $44 $45 $101 $87
Product mix as a % of primary
> 95% LTVs 15% 45% 24% 43%
ARMs 2% 3% 1% 4%
Refinances 26% 23% 31% 24%
(1) Represents contractual aggregate loss limits and, for the three and
six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, for $9 million and $22
million, $7 million and $15 million, respectively, of risk without
such limits, risk is calculated at $0.4 million and $0.9 million, $0.4
million and $0.7 million, respectively, the estimated amount that
would credit enhance these loans to a ‘AA’ level based on a rating
The results of our operations in Australia are included in the
financial statements in this document but the other information in
this document does not include our Australian operations, which are
Q1 2007 Q2 2007 Q3 2007
New insurance written (billions)
Total $12.7 $19.0 $21.1
Flow $10.4 $17.3 $19.7
Bulk $2.3 $1.7 $1.4
Insurance in force (billions)
Total $178.3 $186.1 $196.6
Flow $137.6 $147.2 $159.6
Bulk $40.7 $38.9 $37.0
Annual Persistency 70.3% 72.0% 74.0%
Primary IIF (billions) (1) $178.3 $186.1 $196.6
Prime (620 & >) $130.3 $137.2 $146.8
A minus (575 – 619) $14.0 $14.5 $15.1
Sub-Prime (< 575) $5.5 $5.3 $5.0 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $28.4 $29.1 $29.8 Primary RIF (billions) (1) $47.5 $49.2 $51.8 Prime (620 & >) $33.9 $35.5 $38.0
A minus (575 – 619) $4.0 $4.1 $4.2
Sub-Prime (< 575) $1.6 $1.5 $1.4 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $8.0 $8.1 $8.2 Risk in force by FICO %(FICO 620 & >) 86.2% 86.7% 87.5%
%(FICO 575 – 619) 9.9% 9.7% 9.3%
%(FICO < 575) 3.9% 3.6% 3.2% Average Coverage Ratio (RIF/IIF) (1) Total 26.6% 26.4% 26.4% Prime (620 & >) 26.0% 25.9% 25.9%
A minus (575 – 619) 28.4% 28.1% 27.8%
Sub-Prime (< 575) 29.2% 28.3% 29.1% Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 28.3% 27.9% 27.6% Average Loan Size (thousands) (1) Total IIF $138.74 $141.16 $143.46 Flow $130.82 $134.17 $137.74 Bulk $174.47 $175.57 $174.82 Prime (620 & >) $131.07 $133.79 $136.74
A minus (575 – 619) $129.72 $130.78 $131.58
Sub-Prime (< 575) $126.29 $127.21 $125.03 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $204.58 $207.53 $208.69 Primary IIF - # of loans (1) 1,284,926 1,318,318 1,370,426 Prime (620 & >) 994,504 1,025,658 1,073,219
A minus (575 – 619) 108,081 110,905 114,792
Sub-Prime (< 575) 43,480 41,665 39,754 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 138,861 140,090 142,661 Primary IIF - # of Delinquent Loans (1) 76,122 80,588 90,829 Flow 40,911 43,328 50,124 Bulk 35,211 37,260 40,705 Prime (620 & >) 35,436 36,712 41,412
A minus (575 – 619) 17,047 17,943 19,918
Sub-Prime (< 575) 11,246 11,679 12,186 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 12,393 14,254 17,313 Q1 2007 Q2 2007 Q3 2007 Primary IIF Delinquency Rates (1) 5.92% 6.11% 6.63% Flow 3.89% 3.95% 4.33% Bulk 15.11% 16.80% 19.25% Prime (620 & >) 3.56% 3.58% 3.86%
A minus (575 – 619) 15.77% 16.18% 17.35%
Sub-Prime (< 575) 25.86% 28.03% 30.65% Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 8.92% 10.17% 12.14% Net Paid Claims (millions) (1) $166 $188 $232 Flow $71 $82 $89 Bulk $75 $84 $121 Other $20 $22 $22 Prime (620 & >) $67 $75 $87
A minus (575 – 619) $34 $36 $43
Sub-Prime (< 575) $19 $23 $26 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $26 $32 $54 Primary Average Claim Payment (thousands) (1) $30.8 $33.2 $39.0 Flow $28.9 $30.1 $31.8 Bulk $33.0 $36.9 $46.9 Prime (620 & >) $29.1 $30.6 $34.1
A minus (575 – 619) $30.6 $33.5 $37.5
Sub-Prime (< 575) $27.8 $31.3 $35.7 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $40.8 $43.4 $56.6 Risk sharing Arrangements - Flow Only %insurance inforce subject to risk sharing (2) 47.3% 46.7% 46.9% %Quarterly NIW subject to risk sharing (2) 45.6% 49.7% 47.3% Premium ceded (millions) $36.7 $36.6 $43.4 Captive trust fund assets (millions) Other: Direct Pool Risk in Force (millions) (3) $3,029 $3,029 $3,036 Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation - Risk to Capital 6.4:1 6.7:1 7.9:1 Combined Insurance Companies - Risk to Capital 7.5:1 7.7:1 9.1:1 Shares repurchased # of shares (thousands) - 1,115.1 150.0 Average price $- $60.67 $53.40 C-BASS Investment (millions) (4) $442.9 $466.0 $- Sherman Investment (millions) (4) $138.2 $164.6 $104.1 GAAP loss ratio (insurance operations only) (5) 60.8% 76.7% 187.6% GAAP expense ratio (insurance operations only) 17.8% 16.7% 15.4% Q4 2007 Q1 2008 Q2 2008 New insurance written (billions) Total $24.0 $19.1 $14.0 Flow $21.6 $18.1 $13.4 Bulk $2.4 $1.0 $0.6 Insurance in force (billions) Total $211.7 $221.4 $226.4 Flow $174.7 $185.4 $191.5 Bulk $37.0 $36.0 $34.9 Annual Persistency 76.4% 77.5% 79.7% Primary IIF (billions) (1) $211.7 $221.4 $226.4 Prime (620 & >) $161.3 $171.7 $178.7
A minus (575 – 619) $15.9 $15.9 $15.2
Sub-Prime (< 575) $4.7 $4.4 $4.2 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $29.9 $29.4 $28.3 Primary RIF (billions) (1) $55.8 $58.0 $59.1 Prime (620 & >) $41.9 $44.4 $46.1
A minus (575 – 619) $4.4 $4.3 $4.1
Sub-Prime (< 575) $1.4 $1.3 $1.2 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $8.2 $8.0 $7.7 Risk in force by FICO %(FICO 620 & >) 88.4% 89.1% 89.8%
%(FICO 575 – 619) 8.8% 8.4% 7.9%
%(FICO < 575) 2.8% 2.5% 2.3% Average Coverage Ratio (RIF/IIF) (1) Total 26.3% 26.2% 26.1% Prime (620 & >) 26.0% 25.9% 25.8%
A minus (575 – 619) 27.4% 27.2% 27.2%
Sub-Prime (< 575) 28.9% 28.9% 28.9% Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 27.4% 27.3% 27.3% Average Loan Size (thousands) (1) Total IIF $147.31 $149.79 $151.77 Flow $142.26 $145.58 $148.03 Bulk $177.00 $175.71 $176.22 Prime (620 & >) $141.69 $145.05 $147.88
A minus (575 – 619) $133.46 $133.89 $133.41
Sub-Prime (< 575) $124.53 $123.57 $122.75 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $209.99 $209.54 $209.38 Primary IIF - # of loans (1) 1,437,432 1,478,336 1,491,897 Prime (620 & >) 1,138,300 1,184,006 1,208,711
A minus (575 – 619) 119,057 118,353 114,010
Sub-Prime (< 575) 37,894 35,729 33,955 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 142,181 140,248 135,221 Primary IIF - # of Delinquent Loans (1) 107,120 113,589 128,231 Flow 61,352 66,055 77,903 Bulk 45,768 47,534 50,328 Prime (620 & >) 49,333 52,571 60,505
A minus (575 – 619) 22,863 22,748 24,859
Sub-Prime (< 575) 12,915 12,267 12,425 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 22,009 26,003 30,442 Q4 2007 Q1 2008 Q2 2008 Primary IIF Delinquency Rates (1) 7.45% 7.68% 8.60% Flow 4.99% 5.19% 6.02% Bulk 21.91% 23.19% 25.38% Prime (620 & >) 4.33% 4.44% 5.01%
A minus (575 – 619) 19.20% 19.22% 21.80%
Sub-Prime (< 575) 34.08% 34.33% 36.59% Reduced Doc (All FICOs) 15.48% 18.54% 22.51% Net Paid Claims (millions) (1) $284 $371 $385 Flow $108 $141 $149 Bulk $154 $210 $221 Other $22 $20 $15 Prime (620 & >) $103 $137 $144
A minus (575 – 619) $48 $68 $73
Sub-Prime (< 575) $33 $39 $37 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $78 $107 $116 Primary Average Claim Payment (thousands) (1) $43.8 $51.2 $53.3 Flow $34.6 $37.8 $39.8 Bulk $53.8 $67.1 $69.1 Prime (620 & >) $36.5 $42.2 $44.2
A minus (575 – 619) $40.1 $48.4 $52.3
Sub-Prime (< 575) $40.2 $49.4 $47.3 Reduced Doc (All FICOs) $67.8 $75.5 $76.8 Risk sharing Arrangements - Flow Only %insurance inforce subject to risk sharing (2) 46.9% 46.8% %Quarterly NIW subject to risk sharing (2) 47.6% 44.7% Premium ceded (millions) $47.6 $53.6 $54.2 Captive trust fund assets (millions) $637 $687 $731 Other: Direct Pool Risk in Force (millions) (3) $2,800 $2,727 $2,419 Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation - Risk to Capital 10.3:1 10.1:1 11.2:1 Combined Insurance Companies - Risk to Capital 11.9:1 11.7:1 12.7:1 Shares repurchased # of shares (thousands) - - - Average price $- $- $- C-BASS Investment (millions) (4) $- $- $- Sherman Investment (millions) (4) $115.3 $129.2 $124.3 GAAP loss ratio (insurance operations only) (5) 400.6% 200.2% 196.4% GAAP expense ratio (insurance operations only) 13.6% 16.0% 14.0% (1) In accordance with industry practice, loans approved by GSE and other automated underwriting (AU) systems under "doc waiver" programs that do not require verification of borrower income are classified by MGIC as "full doc." Based in part on information provided by the GSEs, MGIC estimates full doc loans of this type were approximately 4% of 2007 NIW. Information for other periods is not available. MGIC understands these AU systems grant such doc waivers for loans they judge to have higher credit quality. To the extent the percentage of loans judged to have higher credit quality increases, the percentage of such doc waivers would also be expected to increase. (2) Latest Quarter data not available due to lag in reporting (3) Represents contractual aggregate loss limits and, at June 30, 2008, December 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007, respectively, for $2.8 billion, $4.1 billion and $4.3 billion of risk without such limits, risk is calculated at $306 million, $475 million and $474 million, the estimated amounts that would credit enhance these loans to a 'AA' level based on a rating agency model. (4) Investments in joint ventures are included in Other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. (5) As calculated, does not reflect any effects due to premium deficiency. First Call Analyst: FCMN Contact: Source: MGIC Investment Corporation CONTACT: investors, Michael J. Zimmerman, Investor Relations, +1-414-347-6596, [email protected], or media, Katie Monfre, Corporate Communications, +1-414-347-2650, [email protected], both of MGIC Investment Corporation Web site: http://www.mgic.com/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Profile: Wisconsin News