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New Residential Investment (NRZ)

Participants
Kaitlyn Mauritz Head of Investor Relations
Michael Nierenberg Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Baron Silverstein President of NewRez
Nick Santoro Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
Kenneth Lee RBC Capital Markets
Trevor Cranston JMP Securities
Henry Coffey Wedbush Securities
Bose George Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Eric Hagen BTIG
Kevin Barker Piper Sandler
Guiliano Bologna Compass Point
Mark DeVries Barclays Capital
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the New Residential First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions]. I would now like to turn the conference over to Kaitlyn Mauritz, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Kaitlyn Mauritz

Great. Paul. you, Thank everyone. morning, And good I'd like the us for for thank Residential's First you New Call. joining Quarter today to XXXX Earnings

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Michael Nierenberg

for thanks us. Thanks, morning, everyone. Caitlin. Good And joining

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Baron Silverstein

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Michael Nierenberg

don't – why for turn Operator, the up open you it Q&A. over and back to we'll lines

Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

from with Capital Markets. Our come first Lee Kenneth question RBC today will

Kenneth Lee

bit funded Just color one expected wondering saw Thanks. could you origination the share wonder quarter. the if around could on more quarter. a the And on the volumes, factors what of you provide volumes if just that's in origination key some second the you perhaps just driving

Baron Silverstein

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this, seen we've about is, volume what a as we seen talked Michael decline risen. in overall think refinance and have have our rates I briefly

probably to or numbers are down Our XX% close about refinance XX%.

on leveled say to And into we stabilization, I kind in of as what where margins rate what market. of depending are of see say normalized interest environment, April, volume. that of we've would of the more starting little the month a I a I a happens terms perhaps bit And so, the in funded before, context hopefully, mentioned and on

Kenneth Lee

you right And helpful. just Wondering I just call Very some may, now. of follow-up, key favorable the the factors could rights. environment one about just the around if talk if driving

Michael Nierenberg

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Operator

question And JMP our Trevor come will Cranston next with Securities. from

Trevor Cranston

that You you more was normalization into some provide of maybe wondering if a mentioned couple dig I context of margins sale gain bit times. a little where for could guys as for and the would where they first margin business? the of just origination what seeing think you're overall today guys you margins in you or what versus were normalized generally, quarter, a on

Baron Silverstein

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for, you points, basis basis would how XX they've point it have a flattening around that tell I you of attach is On and just you hoping bit more are a I we're overall. of we little side, out the we are and kind flattened down seen comes they with channel where also to of And what that that correspondent XX to would probably around tell definitively the range your range. margins. splits really But how

Michael Nierenberg

that. on further comment One

we with normalize about retail and network XXXX channels, the thinking the so-called where coming about we three important from profitability you margins to channel think a important are areas us, would mean levels, are you retail Baron saying about us. channels so You the I industry. JV to just combination of when markets of but to those forward channel, and when a kind always go to lot is profitability you is any probably as The think about refinancing the of from NewRez and and it standpoint. expect think very think back Caliber standpoint, our or we nature Doesn't of then sticky a think, refers and to in off, about And when out getting for retail direct-to-consumer very I'm the channel. the we're

Baron Silverstein

think just the market. on perform channels depending differently I the actually can

right? multi-channel can market. is So, the actually having underperforming, you in be can beneficial, even strategy other one So if outperform the

Trevor Cranston

And origination the offset you parts a guys there's published from the last One showed benefit business. was increasing. the was on amortization And two quarter, that then, MSRs lower there. rates less big and obviously, table from moving income earnings

seen the as we've feel like core level the that rates rise there of an numbers, origination MSR in Just showed those overall versus you magnitude actually on I which side had is has or $X.XX think changed that either the that benefit earnings side. interest chart, anything you curious, about

Michael Nierenberg

seen the the haven't from in benefit amortization first standpoint an We quarter.

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While value that the rates side mortgage are up, the absolute of a is lower. bit asset little on agency

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Operator

Wedbush. And Coffey Henry will come our next with question from

Henry Coffey

Just with asking Trevor what about. to continue was

are watching the issues that amortization really pull looking seeing of and there Or factors just month going, terms every kind where as where is we be speeds are should checking as easy agency it at? of your other In rates are?

Michael Nierenberg

think don't increase to been that MSRs. past amount think We'll where vocal our impaired refinancing right is. We We The XX% with material. portfolio. that population how to been portfolio out refinance to – of government our it's now. the the the new try to came We've billion going past. about in for money. still the is eligible we And impact in of haven't about We're of in the credit pretty we origination have on think $XXX that some a that able portfolios, see the folks programs they're really, that the

So, I it, part of think is Henry, the factor.

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Henry Coffey

with you And hedging MSRs many respects are the agencies. in

So, going to be contribution one from the Is to a amortization to on and there's be basis, should of there. or it? total of that real MSRs the thinking not one is contribution some about going sort but related to the yields – how real we

Michael Nierenberg

Well, it's both. kind of

$XX billion give We take, $XX or mortgage have, position. agency or billion

against from that we that, where of a hedging payers compliance. our on we're that has book. swaps to and perspective amount do Some of effectively we compliance REIT out [indiscernible] meaning a agency Against have have that, with material

So net-net, we're short.

higher specified P&L out lead book play P&L a swap P&L P&L on MSR up, That MSR will you the up. our you lead and So, and of first on when values, then at little rates that a to book. look saw bit our a will the in mortgage increase And down agency an in quarter to positive obviously. lower swap P&L

Henry Coffey

about you finally, then excited a haven't in long And opportunities been investment time.

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Michael Nierenberg

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Henry Coffey

operating tell that business? an is family something to Or you rental the going that how about Can Is business? single work? me

Michael Nierenberg

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early acquisitions good. been our this business have think in I

on good. average I stuff been now, is about has our performance X.X%. Our rate this cap think unlevered Right

We have good financing on it.

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team on a business. have We that good allocated that's really working to

Operator

come next our will question Bose And George from KBW. with

Bose George

go Actually, on back wanted on sale margin. the I the to questions gain to

points. think, noted sub quarter? that the now the like, I you TPO is margin Where quarter fourth and Baron, that, XXX basis last was

Baron Silverstein

basis of last XXX third end XXX. that Last another you, basically, above the that. quarter, quarter, And I points we ended would almost tell into to the you're close basically of end the quarter, double it at was – then,

XXX about quarter. really you dropped So, basis points per in

Bose George

a update just I like take big value pretty Can we then, an on other marks, MSR some MSR just book see did some related the on question, quarter-to-date? And companies the get marks.

lower the little others, for of I portfolio versus does – make lack subdued if market it MSR wondering, was a at peers? your part versus of the more the I look So, sort or prepayability the the of

Michael Nierenberg

with start me mark. the Let

We little were expected. think people what see as to than Prepayments on higher March XX% high even of we in go expect came faster When forward. the than fairly thought. amortization, about levels that marks we March saw increase I to portfolio people dramatically bit a in

of is do count thing. be as think this think us they'll forward. I off, date deal for again, to we what's higher we we be going this XX% a and to go part lead going come as go overall, as really forward, slower earnings But, is because we core speeds a that is big to

value, go in core the that'll on earnings third I marks we think obviously. will we really, back go kick about think a our and getting So, But – forward third of up help to that'll basis, higher book quarter fourth to much XXXX. start as quarter to hope, in,

book value, value? some why adjustments you don't walk Nick, Nick's Regarding through just in of book the here.

Nick Santoro

thing additional from you performance from one book factor The standpoint, a Bose, is end need value to quarter unchanged. is in issuance. relatively the share

$X.XX. down book our by bring So, approximately that will value

Operator

Eric will And our next question come BTIG. from with Hagen

Eric Hagen

of basically just one when at MSR were framework I on one of speeds at look XXXX end for and carried value at for When the X. to around the how lows, their good maybe MSR that think valuation. at a another about the we think the the was as multiple Maybe MSR proxy

robust of more valuation when is you think quickly? have the something a back XXXX, you you because from that area more right exceed note recapture that that could else of that sort sensitivity is presentation, even that? we kind so, think guys about I drive overall Or that near value going framework And there Xx now. that Or to think forward get can upside and the the in it

Michael Nierenberg

good really a question. It's

back sheet that I on we think we mix very, our XXXX, time are was where than if different go had at to you product now. the very balance

or originating, you a gross in production So, – think you're MSR. about if That's when like I first think the that. newer quarter rate something X.XX our was

If probably X.XX, you MSR think X.X about multiple. it's today, that a

had If days, to you so think multiple. MSRs, we probably old back the a to going more legacy at XXXX, X

quarter a back that it. more those the XXXX, will will but go fourth fair as stuff the So, us I mortgages and think of on these forward, as up there's just lower think you than amount not X go seasoning that XXXX much have multiple. legacy The more respectively because going up, originated were to the to and going rate of first in quarter way production more

X course it's So, it Will it year? getting that No. I to I think happens likely. that happen the today? over think of very multiple, doable? is the back Absolutely. Do

Eric Hagen

much compares origination warehouse issued how NewRez separately, did warehouse did through some funding there some Caliber you volume think And and I last week. say the you bank guys of economics talk quarter? to funding securitized now? right last how deal Can it

Michael Nierenberg

we On front, – all we did to But not. time. talk the think spoke way the Obviously, I Caliber I to the Sanjeev.

they would Caliber for I be were to in the something the XXXX. to origination their side, comparable expect year On what volumes

So, In that when something billion, in page, billion to range. look billion. it $XX it's take was probably that about XXXX, you at give $XX or $XX

the So, side. that's on Caliber

side I'll – the warehouse On it. talk let the around of to some math Baron

– one forward. and will goal be exposure the – Our to real as we our to counterparty any limit will have company be about we as amount a going this to of continue business think

more business stuff capital the our we the the in better put becomes. out that So, markets,

a funding. quarters, The are about of the funds better extremely away think advance This provisions. does are were stuff of versus provisions prior and mark-to-market. getting mark-to-market bank from have real mark-to-market but this rates we vocal couple the in better, the cost actually I on

don't Baron, you add So, I know to want there. anything if

Baron Silverstein

banks. we markets very cost with the get the The that, transactions, And effective it's key committed three-year favorable obtain tell for right, more our real cheaper here that warehouse rate, us talked my for our able especially than at a than is I to of what Right? Michael about, in you, attractive bit little we're platform. benchmark and And as bank a we financing. from context background, financing, prior doing how very, very accretive capital is will

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Operator

come next question our with Kevin will Barker Sandler. And Piper from

Kevin Barker

funded your adjusted the pull-through on and pressure demand quarter, slightly quarter-over-quarter? What be X% up bit in volume, recognizing direct-to-consumer. that locks of seeing you partly a volume for to channels there other to only mentioned little quarter-over-quarter You in is down due the second decline going were refinance are

Baron Silverstein

right very And We we that focused perspective much look as return each recapture channel still on number money. are significant On overall now. we're of consumers in volume. on opposed our focusing a at necessarily have an direct-to-consumer, from to the

today million I save can about, month. at the have $XXX approximately I still of that, Michael that in today's consumers We prior for calculation us a interest as in-the-money think talked consumers a in-the-money quarters think rates.

So, new into acquisition. we having of as franchise context look we the expand at that continued direct-to-consumer and our customer growth upside do

US. to Our the that's see seen JVs about, purchase with business partnerships across down. that we've as are slow a already going but realtors And talked definitively with refinances our

about So, the more including we as TPO non-QM. just wholesale a our still how at a look believe correspondent third-party matter at And we of to to we're our and talked correspondent. accretive point, it's business and we maximizing franchise. is opportunistically through channels, ROE really this our And

Michael Nierenberg

we other talks The volume that thing, – Kevin, on perspective, know about everybody about care always front volume, I making a is from money. and

we're And to money, shake so, if we where really more do less volume out. that's going and we make

other vehicle a go rates about we the if going correspondent is good that's The days, spread in to for the old business, up. MSR the thing when to you you're us is, you think back are believe compression seeing which creation – go

of amount the we about in there, do loan. think we when closed essentially, a buying volume So, you're

we'll two, from P&L that from think overall standpoint, market one, continue market. monitor, but, to about as direction standpoint something a a the rate we that's So,

Kevin Barker

mortgage look that that And look relatively seems at capacity to gives year the demand. competitors as seeing market direct-to-consumer we're And year. still good then, we continued several of at you channel lower origination can continue it your levels confidence maintain dynamic gain share is we non-bank this build through move profitability. a definitely What on take with where have building? margins to like And capacity type and to sale of XXXX XXXX when was post-crisis

Michael Nierenberg

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efficiencies, market that's I So side. a lot something It's P&L, volumes – we to going think not that think about to real really when going technology we be to about the is see purchase you're around and important real us. more think,

the stay. business to working think are doesn't mean It on, scale, you a forward mortgage is We you to are a off And going initiatives by currently here talk same the about volumes to sheer I squeeze. anywhere do little near bit, because over housing I lot to continue do loans have And of down getting at come closed we're the going about do dramatically. when quicker. volumes we refinancing people see that volumes as some margins business. Think think XX%, point, rolls if if go go pretty market our

XXX plus of have We billion MSRs.

volumes. to situated on NewRez of that side as the – is perfectly coupled so think the done a have Caliber take growing I you'll do has what recapture actually are we the and That we go business very think, their mortgage low side on see advantage I We rates market which stay. are virtually lower to forward. velocity origination both here with,

it flows. mortgage his is But a a And think we valuation here it's we David dollar peers market. the episodic mortgage whether us to we're it and when as the – and be we real whether always undervalued, stay. Jay think Cooper and all honestly. the relates P&L multi-trillion business be other out market. But a about business, that know of I companies, it's there, to and or It's it huge It's think product.

long And so, to come stay. but having think is volumes may matter. come capacity to everybody term, may I off, off, it's And going P&L here

Operator

next Guiliano come our Point. will question with And Bologna Compass from

Guiliano Bologna

MSRs And at curious could pre-recapture? December get are bit of about May point, recapture you pretty of of itself some more offset that impressive, benefits, be I numbers were which Caliber way happens. the there immediate. include a towards of performance I that that the could could also that wrong of Caliber on of when thinking little do assumptions recapture from starting also, I the was off for we from any think closes could the if million am was additional and The one Caliber's billion recapture portfolio looked over time. But part And get calculate obviously you upside, tack-on It the it? that any the a push your February. the time entities, core assumptions there. transaction embedded two a $X.X core is to transaction second not XX. merge had input that bit the there? And kind I is the may those for billion is two bring assuming your they But over portfolio, if performance little and if recapture of $X.X a more, then, that lift bit different when portfolio that I be know portfolio. or you going over recapture areas – curious things transaction, be could was higher accretive. Caliber I the $XXX guess your benefits plus at direction over to One, before those of all dilution your little end was, the than kind good in secondary. Is And to way not the if of twofold. your

Michael Nierenberg

as billion, of Why ask the start don't you XX/XX. to end the we question. we can't portfolio, I that repeat Caliber the with when The portfolio? Caliber quote $XXX that's of

box. So, the works, it's way the a transaction closed

from relates a all so it The so-called assets $XXX perspective. that just these no formula that's put percentage get we recapture sheet closes, it $XXX that. as once balance into that have billion, to there's So, we billion,

to both be. to and both that's billion on frankly, the think and about closes, recapture We quite what an our the production assume it, you will lift portfolio as to Caliber companies up from, think some don't are I and what and overall rate, the bring have exactly our sides billion from profile. – know amortization for $XX of earnings get that net percentages we will kind be transaction that is. overall business integrate be together call standpoint significant and of that going the company Caliber going you does, will our and income $XX As rate if of our MSR recapture

see Caliber a transaction, It believe we our in back accretive, you think when transaction. But But I why listen won't want as highly some number. don't a past, stream. and we I is no make possible. back get I the money go this that I much specific the to earnings may to goal for shareholders much of higher our our short announced we if have reason obviously calls. as to to other is done

Guiliano Bologna

realize sense. about, there And makes convoluted. book benefits adding any post-merger, very I higher was, direction impacts That I question different maybe a is bit that if was and, be curious those analysis, the that value little values the your which essentially of the value higher. MSR fair similarly MSR coming that your into up. And would [indiscernible] assumptions MSRs could over side for assets recapture on moving also, push Caliber What

Michael Nierenberg

all. value changed assumptions One on this haven't just related everybody to any any lift just think pointed the today and we We correctly, and about book as your our recapture and at think quarter, of thoughts? can Caliber out, from Nick going get about we're share $X.XX you to any thing, the when why model book second franchise don't you so value

Nick Santoro

there's approximately value to As $X.XX to earlier, issuance. the that book mentioned the expectation Bose I share is on related dilution

or of the lift addition, haven't $X.XX. core a in as book into of any going we terms dilution recapture Caliber the in mentioned anticipated in And factoring is from earnings be Michael factored impact mark. In on earlier, to book,

Operator

And Mark our from next question Barclays. with will come DeVries

Mark DeVries

Can then how of that kind kind light for to you? market talk legal kind of finally, market, of it in particularly bigger opportunity, since think And the a just develop QM really originating limited stack think non-QM may what's growth framework of that ever kind you highlighted of That you how don't for safe to same could that the loans, harbors? the returns changing make fact up to have may QM was the whole the about the you of originations. big what be created. opportunity in has You been be slow you just

Michael Nierenberg

need. started the short, is is capacity. industry reason two up the The of combination capacity will the us quite frankly, it hasn't we companies give The

you to the process is, XXXX of enough there when on market was non-QM much with nature the about not thing agency other production the side, think quite folks, The origination loans. frankly, so in

about be business. looking I And, it I the has expect non-government As would pretty product, what before. and alluded month. call at $XXX low. to refinancing we a Baron, there that's you there like, We've guaranteed of off think, need a him for very to been before. been our think million and a thinking, product, I'm non-QM Caliber coming volumes part significant

prudently pretty a profitability around has ability loans But process grow to space. it's try – business. and it's standpoint, really will we been capacity. So, the governor the to From that a profitable

where past, some in issued we something dollar been take, COVID I assets those were to back trading, if We've XXX, the those that we for of $XXX think, have and XXX, in million and called our debt, us to give in around range. prices an And on others sale you of asset deals $X.XX. go loans. crisis, ones tough those March, alluded or the couple weeks

good as obviously, seen, for business dramatic the having us in production be it's you've as as well us. so-called really a products these So, think on for more And soon think the pricing. great want us, a us, retail to we capacity, That'll drive help recovery I get Caliber, going out profitable to I network as possible.

Guiliano Bologna

the some assets create being for as you that REIT an also Do opportunity see to hold? credit to

Michael Nierenberg

Absolutely.

think a we be of there's on and shouldn't to no you working the as roll OneMain the we're profiles. side. reason about type is able from marketplace this consumer retail to different well There network, come no his things, why business. different about they shouldn't – team, the we'll and through if Obviously, Caliber credit think be as – be the But able One NewRez into we evaluating out why a on reason products Sanjeev banking management even background. now

force side. have We the a NewRez sales on great

Guiliano Bologna

me. for last one Just

be targeting you compress, as returns you margins you'll bulk of acquisitions originator gain think sale the do think on those MSR what back to about do coming more acquisitions? kind for As opportunity

Michael Nierenberg

a be We when together. companies we have the huge come machine thoughtful. production have Obviously, two to

that. saying, mindful X% And in or double I With with been proper So, the we'll take We've of we're give out of always there financing, digits. unlevered. stay numbers. those kind probably think you're

that's So, of part it.

and have about capital. about we of acquisition The middle DC we to sheet to and and an governors balance how are our think other part in and think about think in the is we friends

some in MSR sales. industry, there. opportunities be to advantage two, around the a taking there's about of, come things But our we be position one, think want way So, to any that obviously, to supportive but, of

Operator

Michael session. like question-and-answer any This to will conclude Nierenberg our for I'd back over turn the remarks. to closing conference

Michael Nierenberg

We And call give morning us have. results a this questions. Have I appreciate to for Stay everybody's our on spring. And you as will look all Thanks. great the I time we That's Any good and holler. follow-up, a forward. soon. go producing forward well. to shareholders talk

Operator

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