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Altisource Announces First Quarter Results

LUXEMBOURG, April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. ("Altisource") (Nasdaq:ASPS) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2015.

First Quarter 2015 Results Compared to First Quarter 2014:

  • Service revenue of $207.8 million, a 1% decrease
  • Net income attributable to Altisource of $3.7 million, a 91% decrease
  • Adjusted net income attributable to Altisource(1) of $11.8 million, a 76% decrease
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.18, an 89% decrease
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1) of $0.56, a 72% decrease

"I am pleased with our first quarter accomplishments. Not only are we executing on our growth initiatives, we are also making good progress on the cost reduction plan we implemented during the first quarter. First quarter 2015 net income included $13.6 million of expenses related to terminated employees and contractors and other out-of-the-ordinary items. Absent these items, adjusted net income attributable to shareholders would have been $24.3 million. Further, we expect to achieve higher cost savings in the second quarter from the benefit of the elimination of the data access fees, lower unit costs for outside fees and services on seasonally higher revenue and the termination of a lease on a larger facility. As a result, we believe we are on-track to achieve the objectives we established for the year as a leaner, operational and sales focused organization," said William B. Shepro, Chief Executive Officer.

First quarter 2015 highlights include:

  • The average number of loans serviced by Ocwen on REALServicing® was 2.4 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 27% compared to the first quarter 2014
  • The number of houses sold through Hubzu® was 8,305 for the first quarter 2015, an increase of 24% compared to the first quarter in 2014

(1) This is a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measure herein.

Forward-Looking Statements

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

Webcast

Altisource will host a webcast at 11:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss our first quarter results. A link to the live audio webcast will be available on Altisource's website in the Investor Relations section. Those who want to listen to the call should go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the conference call will be available via the website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately 30 days.

About Altisource

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. is a premier marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries offering both distribution and content. Altisource leverages proprietary business process, vendor and electronic payment management software and behavioral science based analytics to improve outcomes for marketplace participants. Altisource has been named to Fortune's fastest growing global companies two years in a row. Additional information is available at www.Altisource.com.

ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS S.A.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three months ended
March 31,
2015 2014
Service revenue
Mortgage Services $ 144,381 $ 147,148
Financial Services 22,313 24,257
Technology Services 51,970 46,850
Eliminations (10,848) (8,296)
Total service revenue 207,816 209,959
Reimbursable expenses 31,956 28,795
Non-controlling interests 710 515
Total revenue 240,482 239,269
Cost of revenue 140,870 119,010
Reimbursable expenses 31,956 28,795
Gross profit 67,656 91,464
Selling, general and administrative expenses 52,406 43,534
Income from operations 15,250 47,930
Other income (expense), net:
Interest expense (7,160) (4,776)
Other than temporary impairment loss on HLSS equity securities (3,285) --
Other income (expense), net 3 47
Total other income (expense), net (10,442) (4,729)
Income before income taxes and non-controlling interests 4,808 43,201
Income tax provision (400) (3,055)
Net income 4,408 40,146
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests (710) (515)
Net income attributable to Altisource $ 3,698 $ 39,631
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.18 $ 1.76
Diluted $ 0.18 $ 1.61
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 20,172 22,509
Diluted 20,995 24,662
Transactions with related parties included above:
Revenue $ 148,639 $ 145,558
Cost of revenue 10,288 7,288
Selling, general and administrative expenses 657 (242)
ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS S.A.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
March 31, December 31,
2015 2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 105,623 $ 161,361
Available for sale securities - investment in HLSS 26,681 --
Accounts receivable, net 126,716 112,183
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 21,154 23,567
Deferred tax assets, net 4,987 4,987
Total current assets 285,161 302,098
Premises and equipment, net 126,521 127,759
Goodwill 90,851 90,851
Intangible assets, net 236,355 245,246
Other assets 21,793 22,267
Total assets $ 760,681 $ 788,221
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 87,845 $ 111,766
Current portion of long-term debt 5,945 5,945
Deferred revenue 9,289 9,829
Other current liabilities 10,407 13,227
Total current liabilities 113,486 140,767
Long-term debt, less current portion 581,310 582,669
Deferred tax liabilities, net 2,670 2,694
Other non-current liabilities 21,334 20,648
Equity:
Common stock ($1.00 par value; 25,413 shares authorized and issued and 20,132 outstanding as of March 31, 2015; 25,413 shares authorized and issued and 20,279
outstanding as of December 31, 2014)
25,413 25,413
Additional paid-in capital 91,952 91,509
Retained earnings 369,964 367,967
Treasury stock, at cost (5,281 shares as of March 31, 2015 and 5,134 shares as of December 31, 2014) (446,550) (444,495)
Altisource equity 40,779 40,394
Non-controlling interests 1,102 1,049
Total equity 41,881 41,443
Total liabilities and equity $ 760,681 $ 788,221
ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS S.A.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three months ended March 31,
2015 2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 4,408 $ 40,146
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 8,826 6,246
Amortization of intangible assets 8,891 9,466
Other than temporary impairment loss on HLSS equity securities 3,285 --
Change in the fair value of acquisition related contingent consideration 148 --
Share-based compensation expense 443 658
Bad debt expense 607 1,755
Amortization of debt discount 127 46
Amortization of debt issuance costs 351 242
Deferred income taxes (24) 461
(Gain) loss on disposal of fixed assets (19) 96
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (15,140) (22,599)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,413 (1,847)
Other assets 127 (1,014)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (27,559) 7,695
Other current and non-current liabilities (2,822) (5,042)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (15,938) 36,309
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to premises and equipment (3,931) (12,945)
Purchase of HLSS equity securities (29,966) --
Other investing activities (4) (300)
Net cash used in investing activities (33,901) (13,245)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayment of long-term debt (1,486) (994)
Proceeds from stock option exercises 203 401
Purchase of treasury stock (3,959) (35,766)
Distributions to non-controlling interests (657) (653)
Net cash used in financing activities (5,899) (37,012)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (55,738) (13,948)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 161,361 130,324
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $ 105,623 $ 116,376
Supplemental cash flow information:
Interest paid $ 6,655 $ 4,469
Income taxes paid, net 1,520 201
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
(Decrease) increase in payables for purchases of premises and equipment $ (3,638) $ 684

ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS S.A.

NON-GAAP MEASURES

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Adjusted net income attributable to Altisource and adjusted diluted earnings per share are non-GAAP measures used by our Chief Operating Decision Maker, existing shareholders and potential shareholders to measure Altisource's performance. Adjusted net income attributable to Altisource is calculated by adding amortization of intangible assets (net of tax) to GAAP net income attributable to Altisource. Adjusted diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to Altisource plus amortization of intangible assets (net of tax) by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures to the corresponding GAAP measures are as follows:

Three months ended
March 31,
2015 2014
Net income attributable to Altisource $ 3,698 $ 39,631
Amortization of intangible assets 8,891 9,466
Tax benefit on amortization of intangible assets (741) (669)
Amortization of intangible assets, net of tax 8,150 8,797
Adjusted net income attributable to Altisource $ 11,848 $ 48,428
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.18 $ 1.61
Amortization of intangible assets, net of tax, per diluted share 0.39 0.36
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $ 0.56 $ 1.97
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 20,995 24,662

CONTACT: Michelle D. Esterman Chief Financial Officer T: +352 2469 7950 E: Michelle.Esterman@altisource.luSource:Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A.