Exhibit 99.1


New Residential Investment Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

NEW YORK - (BUSINESS WIRE) – New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ; “New Residential” or the “Company”) today reported the following information for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020:

FOURTH QUARTER 2020 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:


GAAP Net Income of $68.6 million, or $0.16 per diluted common share(1)

o
$295.7 million pre-tax income from Origination and Servicing(2)

Core Earnings of $137.0 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share(1)(3)

Common Dividend of $82.9 million, or $0.20 per common share(1)

Book Value per common share of $10.87(1)

$944.9 million of cash as of December 31, 2020

FULL YEAR 2020 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:


GAAP Net Loss of $(1,464.7) million, or $(3.52) per diluted common share(1)

o
$934.4 million pre-tax income from Origination and Servicing(2)

Core Earnings of $607.2 million, or $1.46 per diluted common share(1)(3)

Common Dividends of $207.7 million, or $0.50 per common share(1)

     
Q4 2020
     
Q3 2020
   
Year Ended
December 31, 2020
   
Year Ended
December 31, 2019
 
Summary Operating Results:
                           
GAAP Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Common Share(1)
 
$
0.16
   
$
0.19
   
$
(3.52
)
 
$
1.34
 
GAAP Net Income (Loss)
 
$68.6 million
   
$77.9 million
   
$(1,464.7) million
   
$550.0 million
 
                                 
Non-GAAP Results:
                               
Core Earnings per Diluted Common Share(1)
 
$
0.32
   
$
0.31
   
$
1.46
   
$
2.17
 
Core Earnings(3)
 
$137.0 million
   
$131.6 million
   
$607.2 million
   
$886.8 million
 
                                 
NRZ Common Dividend:
                               
Common Dividend per Share(1)
 
$
0.20
   
$
0.15
   
$
0.50
   
$
2.00
 
Common Dividend
 
$82.9 million
   
$62.4 million
   
$207.7 million
   
$831.0 million
 

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“In the aftermath of the challenging market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am happy to report that our Company ended 2020 in a very strong position,” said Michael Nierenberg, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of New Residential. “The early days of the pandemic created market volatility causing us to react quickly as the financing markets for all products, including government guaranteed securities, froze. Asset prices plummeted and assets financed in the repurchase markets needed to be funded with additional capital. We moved quickly to de-lever our portfolios, reduce risk, lock down financing, create liquidity and get the Company back to a position of strength. While 2020 saw historically low rates, NewRez produced record earnings. After reducing our common stock dividend in March 2020, we raised our common stock dividend in the following three consecutive quarters.

“Looking forward, we believe that our portfolio of MSRs will benefit from rising interest rates, resulting in more cash flows and higher earnings. We also believe that our mortgage company is poised to capture additional market share and increase borrower retention. Against this backdrop, we look forward to executing on our strategy and delivering on our objectives for shareholders,” added Mr. Nierenberg.

FOURTH QUARTER 2020 COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

Origination

o
Segment pre-tax net income of $247.9 million (-21% QoQ and +187% YoY)(2)

o
Record quarterly origination funded production of $23.9 billion in unpaid principal balance (“UPB”) (+32% QoQ and +125% YoY)

o
Record quarterly Direct to Consumer funded production of $4.3 billion UPB (+25% QoQ and +169% YoY)

o
Record quarterly origination pull through adjusted lock volume of $25.8 billion (+18% QoQ and +119% YoY)

o
Total gain on sale margin of 1.57% for the fourth quarter 2020 compared to 2.04% for the third quarter 2020


Servicing

o
Record quarterly segment pre-tax net income of $47.8 million (+58% QoQ and +75% YoY)(2)

o
Servicing portfolio grew to $297.8 billion in UPB (+4% QoQ and +36% YoY)


Mortgage Servicing Rights (“MSRs”) and Servicer Advances

o
MSR portfolio totaled approximately $537 billion UPB as of December 31, 2020 compared to $571 billion UPB as of September 30, 2020(4)

o
Issued two MSR debt securitizations for $1.0 billion

o
Issued two servicer advance securitizations for $0.8 billion

o
Servicer advance balances of $3.6 billion as of December 31, 2020 from $3.4 billion as of September 30, 2020 due to the seasonal nature of property tax and insurance disbursements


Residential Securities and Call Rights

o
Purchased $3.9 billion (net face value) of Agency securities

o
Sold $160 million (face value) of non-Agency securities

o
Called non-Agency collateral of $155 million UPB(5) 


Residential Loans

o
Sold $195 million (face value) of residential loans

o
Purchased $321 million of early buyout (“EBO”) loans

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Financing and Leverage

o
Overall leverage of 3.6x compared to 2.8x as of September 30, 2020(6)

o
Leverage excluding Agency securities of 1.2x at December 31, 2020 compared to 1.0x as of September 30, 2020


First Quarter 2021 Commentary(7)

o
Estimated Q1’21 Funded Origination Volume of approximately $23 billion to $25 billion UPB

o
Estimated Q1’21 Servicing Portfolio UPB of approximately $300 billion UPB

o
Through January 2021, called 13 deals with collateral of $387 million UPB(5)(8)

o
Forbearances on Full NRZ MSR portfolio declined to 5.3% as of January 22, 2021 compared to 6.8% as of September 30, 2020


(1)
Per common share calculations for both GAAP Net Income (Loss) and Core Earnings are based on 425,127,967 weighted average diluted shares during the quarter ended December 31, 2020; 420,968,626 weighted average diluted shares during the quarter ended September 30, 2020; 415,513,187 weighted average diluted shares during the year ended December 31, 2020; and 408,990,107 weighted average diluted shares during the year ended December 31, 2019. Per share calculations of Common Dividend are based on 414,744,518 basic shares outstanding as of December 31, 2020; 415,744,518 basic shares outstanding as of September 30, 2020; 415,744,518 basic shares outstanding as of June 30, 2020; 415,649,214 basic shares outstanding as of March 31, 2020; 415,520,780 basic shares outstanding as of December 31, 2019; 415,520,780 basic shares outstanding as of September 30, 2019; 415,520,780 basic shares outstanding as of June 30, 2019; and 415,429,677 basic shares outstanding as of March 31, 2019. Per common share calculations for Book Value are based on 414,744,518 basic common shares outstanding as of December 31, 2020.

(2)
Includes non-controlling interests.

(3)
Core Earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure. For a reconciliation of Core Earnings to GAAP Net Income, as well as an explanation of this measure, please refer to Non-GAAP Measures and Reconciliation to GAAP Net Income below.

(4)
Includes excess and full MSRs.

(5)
Call rights UPB estimated as of December 31, 2020. The UPB of the loans relating to our call rights may be materially lower than the estimates in this Presentation, and there can be no assurance that we will be able to execute on this pipeline of callable deals in the near term, on the timeline presented above, or at all, or that callable deals will be economically favorable. The economic returns from this strategy could be adversely affected by a rise in interest rates and are contingent on the level of delinquencies and outstanding advances in each transaction, fair market value of the related collateral and other economic factors and market conditions. We may become subject to claims and legal proceedings, including purported class-actions, in the ordinary course of our business, challenging our right to exercise these call rights and, as a result, we may not be able to exercise such rights on favorable terms or at all. Call rights are usually exercisable when current loan balances in a related portfolio are equal to, or lower than, 10% of their original balance.

(6)
Represents recourse leverage. Excludes non-recourse leverage, including outstanding consumer debt, servicer advance debt, $37.4 million of full MSR debt for September 30, 2020, SAFT 2013-1 and MDST Trusts mortgage backed securities issued, and Shellpoint non-agency RMBS.

(7)
Based on management’s current views and estimates, and actual results may vary materially.

(8)
Represents activity from January 1, 2021 through February 1, 2021.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the latest presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.newresi.com.  For consolidated investment portfolio information, please refer to the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K, which are available on the Company’s website, www.newresi.com.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

New Residential’s management will host a conference call on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time. A copy of the earnings release will be posted to the Investor Relations section of New Residential’s website, www.newresi.com.
 
All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-866-777-2509 (from within the U.S.) or 1-412-317-5413 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference “New Residential Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Call.” In addition, participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call at https://dpregister.com/sreg/10151608/e12056e4c8.

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.newresi.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the website and download any necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available two hours following the call’s completion through 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (from within the U.S.) or 1-412-317-0088 (from outside of the U.S.); please reference access code “10151608.

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Consolidated Statements of Income
($ in thousands, except share and per share data)

   
Three Months Ended
   
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
 
   
December 31, 2020
   
September 30, 2020
   
2020
   
2019
 
   
(unaudited)
   
(unaudited)
   
(unaudited)
   
(unaudited)
 
                         
Revenues
                       
Interest income
 
$
234,118
   
$
233,848
   
$
1,102,537
   
$
1,766,130
 
Servicing revenue, net of change in fair value of $(404,269), $(395,064), $(1,889,741), and  $(712,950), respectively
   
(95,728
)
   
(43,929
)
   
(555,041
)
   
385,159
 
Gain on originated mortgage loans, held-for-sale, net
   
432,279
     
488,252
     
1,399,092
     
460,107
 
     
570,669
     
678,171
     
1,946,588
     
2,611,396
 
Expenses
                               
Interest expense
   
120,683
     
130,528
     
584,469
     
933,751
 
General and administrative expenses
   
278,432
     
309,727
     
1,120,087
     
781,971
 
Management fee to affiliate
   
22,452
     
22,482
     
89,134
     
79,472
 
Incentive compensation to affiliate
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
91,892
 
     
421,567
     
462,737
     
1,793,690
     
1,887,086
 
Other Income (Loss)
                               
Change in fair value of investments
   
(62,718
)
   
89,092
     
(437,126
)
   
(307,396
)
Gain (loss) on settlement of investments, net
   
38,864
     
(94,457
)
   
(930,131
)
   
227,981
 
Earnings from investments in consumer loans, equity method investees
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
(1,438
)
Other income (loss), net
   
31,779
     
5,398
     
(2,797
)
   
39,819
 
     
7,925
     
33
     
(1,370,054
)
   
(41,034
)
Impairment
                               
Provision (reversal) for credit losses on securities
   
(1,762
)
   
(3,849
)
   
13,404
     
25,174
 
Valuation and credit loss provision (reversal) on loans and real estate owned (“REO”)
   
(8,296
)
   
14,584
     
110,208
     
10,403
 
     
(10,058
)
   
10,735
     
123,612
     
35,577
 
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes
   
167,085
     
204,732
     
(1,340,768
)
   
647,699
 
Income tax expense (benefit)
   
65,563
     
100,812
     
16,916
     
41,766
 
Net Income (Loss)
 
$
101,522
   
$
103,920
   
$
(1,357,684
)
 
$
605,933
 
Noncontrolling Interests in Income of Consolidated Subsidiaries
 
$
18,556
   
$
11,640
   
$
52,674
   
$
42,637
 
Dividends on Preferred Stock
 
$
14,357
   
$
14,359
   
$
54,295
   
$
13,281
 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Stockholders
 
$
68,609
   
$
77,921
   
$
(1,464,653
)
 
$
550,015
 
Net Income (Loss) Per Share of Common Stock
                               
Basic
 
$
0.17
   
$
0.19
   
$
(3.52
)
 
$
1.35
 
Diluted
 
$
0.16
   
$
0.19
   
$
(3.52
)
 
$
1.34
 
Weighted Average Number of Shares of Common Stock Outstanding
                               
Basic
   
415,059,735
     
415,744,518
     
415,513,187
     
408,789,642
 
Diluted
   
425,127,967
     
420,968,626
     
415,513,187
     
408,990,107
 
                                 
Dividends Declared per Share of Common Stock
 
$
0.20
   
$
0.15
   
$
0.50
   
$
2.00
 

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Consolidated Balance Sheets
($ in thousands)
   
December 31, 2020
   
December 31, 2019
 
Assets
 
(unaudited)
       
Excess mortgage servicing rights assets, at fair value
 
$
410,855
   
$
505,343
 
Mortgage servicing rights, at fair value
   
3,489,675
     
3,967,960
 
Mortgage servicing rights financing receivables, at fair value
   
1,096,166
     
1,718,273
 
Servicer advance investments, at fair value
   
538,056
     
581,777
 
Real estate and other securities
   
14,244,558
     
19,477,728
 
Residential loans and variable interest entity consumer loans held-for-investment, at fair value
   
1,359,754
     
1,753,251
 
Residential mortgage loans, held-for-sale ($4,705,816 and $4,613,612 at fair value at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)
   
5,215,703
     
6,042,664
 
Residential mortgage loans subject to repurchase
   
1,452,005
     
172,336
 
Cash and cash equivalents
   
944,854
     
528,737
 
Restricted cash
   
135,619
     
162,197
 
Servicer advances receivable
   
3,002,267
     
3,301,374
 
Trades receivable
   
4,180
     
5,256,014
 
Other assets
   
1,358,422
     
1,395,800
 
   
$
33,252,114
   
$
44,863,454
 
                 
Liabilities and Equity
               
                 
Liabilities
               
Secured financing agreements
 
$
17,547,680
   
$
27,916,225
 
Secured notes and bonds payable (includes $1,662,852 and $659,738 at fair value at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)
   
7,644,195
     
7,720,148
 
Residential mortgage loan repurchase liability
   
1,452,005
     
172,336
 
Unsecured senior notes, net of issuance costs
   
541,516
     
-
 
Trades payable
   
154
     
902,081
 
Due to affiliates
   
9,450
     
103,882
 
Dividends payable
   
90,128
     
211,732
 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
   
537,302
     
600,790
 
     
27,822,430
     
37,627,194
 
                 
Commitments and Contingencies
               
                 
Equity
               
Preferred Stock, par value of $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized:
               
7.50% Series A Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, 11,500,000 shares authorized, 6,210,000 and 6,210,000 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
   
150,026
     
150,026
 
7.125% Series B Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, 11,500,000 shares authorized, 11,300,000 and 11,300,000 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
   
273,418
     
273,418
 
6.375% Series C Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, 16,100,000 shares authorized, 16,100,000 and 0 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
   
389,548
     
-
 
Common Stock, $0.01 par value, 2,000,000,000 shares authorized, 414,744,518 and 415,520,780 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
   
4,148
     
4,156
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
5,547,108
     
5,498,226
 
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)
   
(1,108,929
)
   
549,733
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
   
65,697
     
682,151
 
Total New Residential stockholders’ equity
   
5,321,016
     
7,157,710
 
Noncontrolling interests in equity of consolidated subsidiaries
   
108,668
     
78,550
 
Total Equity
   
5,429,684
     
7,236,260
 
   
$
33,252,114
   
$
44,863,454
 
 
NON-GAAP MEASURES AND RECONCILIATION TO GAAP NET INCOME
 
New Residential has five primary variables that impact its operating performance: (i) the current yield earned on the Company’s investments, (ii) the interest expense under the debt incurred to finance the Company’s investments, (iii) the Company’s operating expenses and taxes, (iv) the Company’s realized and unrealized gains or losses on investments, including any impairment or reserve for expected credit losses and (v) income from the Company’s  origination and servicing businesses. “Core earnings” is a non-GAAP measure of the Company’s operating performance, excluding the fourth variable above and adjusts the earnings from the consumer loan investment to a level yield basis. Core earnings is used by management to evaluate the Company’s performance without taking into account: (i) realized and unrealized gains and losses, which although they represent a part of the Company’s recurring operations, are subject to significant variability and are generally limited to a potential indicator of future economic performance; (ii) incentive compensation paid to the Company’s manager; (iii) non-capitalized transaction-related expenses; and (iv) deferred taxes, which are not representative of current operations.
 
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The Company’s definition of core earnings includes accretion on held-for-sale loans as if they continued to be held-for-investment. Although the Company intends to sell such loans, there is no guarantee that such loans will be sold or that they will be sold within any expected timeframe. During the period prior to sale, the Company continues to receive cash flows from such loans and believes that it is appropriate to record a yield thereon. In addition, the Company’s definition of core earnings excludes all deferred taxes, rather than just deferred taxes related to unrealized gains or losses, because the Company believes deferred taxes are not representative of current operations. The Company’s definition of core earnings also limits accreted interest income on RMBS where the Company receives par upon the exercise of associated call rights based on the estimated value of the underlying collateral, net of related costs including advances. The Company created this limit in order to be able to accrete to the lower of par or the net value of the underlying collateral, in instances where the net value of the underlying collateral is lower than par. The Company believes this amount represents the amount of accretion the Company would have expected to earn on such bonds had the call rights not been exercised.
 
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Company’s investments in consumer loans are accounted for under the fair value option. Core earnings adjusts earnings on consumer loans to a level yield to present income recognition across the consumer loan portfolio in the manner in which it is economically earned, to avoid potential delays in loss recognition, and align it with the Company’s overall portfolio of mortgage-related assets which generally record income on a level yield basis. With respect to consumer loans classified as held-for-sale, the level yield is computed through the expected sale date. With respect to the gains recorded under GAAP in 2014 and 2016 as a result of a refinancing of, and the consolidation of, the debt related to the Company’s investments in consumer loans, and the consolidation of entities that own the Company’s investments in consumer loans, respectively, the Company continues to record a level yield on those assets based on their original purchase price.
 
While incentive compensation paid to the Company’s manager may be a material operating expense, the Company excludes it from core earnings because (i) from time to time, a component of the computation of this expense will relate to items (such as gains or losses) that are excluded from core earnings, and (ii) it is impractical to determine the portion of the expense related to core earnings and non-core earnings, and the type of earnings (loss) that created an excess (deficit) above or below, as applicable, the incentive compensation threshold. To illustrate why it is impractical to determine the portion of incentive compensation expense that should be allocated to core earnings, the Company notes that, as an example, in a given period, it may have core earnings in excess of the incentive compensation threshold but incur losses (which are excluded from core earnings) that reduce total earnings below the incentive compensation threshold. In such case, the Company would either need to (a) allocate zero incentive compensation expense to core earnings, even though core earnings exceeded the incentive compensation threshold, or (b) assign a “pro forma” amount of incentive compensation expense to core earnings, even though no incentive compensation was actually incurred. The Company believes that neither of these allocation methodologies achieves a logical result. Accordingly, the exclusion of incentive compensation facilitates comparability between periods and avoids the distortion to the Company’s non-GAAP operating measure that would result from the inclusion of incentive compensation that relates to non-core earnings.
 
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With regard to non-capitalized transaction-related expenses, management does not view these costs as part of the Company’s core operations, as they are considered by management to be similar to realized losses incurred at acquisition. Non-capitalized transaction-related expenses are generally legal and valuation service costs, as well as other professional service fees, incurred when the Company acquires certain investments, as well as costs associated with the acquisition and integration of acquired businesses.
 
Since the third quarter of 2018, as a result of the Shellpoint Partners LLC (“Shellpoint”) acquisition, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, NewRez, originates conventional, government-insured and nonconforming residential mortgage loans for sale and securitization. In connection with the transfer of loans to the GSEs or mortgage investors, the Company reports realized gains or losses on the sale of originated residential mortgage loans and retention of mortgage servicing rights, which the Company believes is an indicator of performance for the Servicing and Origination segments and therefore included in core earnings. Realized gains or losses on the sale of originated residential mortgage loans had no impact on core earnings in any prior period, but may impact core earnings in future periods.

Beginning with the third quarter of 2019, as a result of the continued evaluation of how Shellpoint operates its business and its impact on the Company’s operating performance, core earnings includes Shellpoint’s GAAP net income with the exception of the unrealized gains or losses due to changes in valuation inputs and assumptions on MSRs owned by NewRez, and non-capitalized transaction-related expenses. This change was not material to core earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Management believes that the adjustments to compute “core earnings” specified above allow investors and analysts to readily identify and track the operating performance of the assets that form the core of the Company’s activity, assist in comparing the core operating results between periods, and enable investors to evaluate the Company’s current core performance using the same measure that management uses to operate the business. Management also utilizes core earnings as a measure in its decision-making process relating to improvements to the underlying fundamental operations of the Company’s investments, as well as the allocation of resources between those investments, and management also relies on core earnings as an indicator of the results of such decisions. Core earnings excludes certain recurring items, such as gains and losses (including impairment and reserves as well as derivative activities) and non-capitalized transaction-related expenses, because they are not considered by management to be part of the Company’s core operations for the reasons described herein. As such, core earnings is not intended to reflect all of the Company’s activity and should be considered as only one of the factors used by management in assessing the Company’s performance, along with GAAP net income which is inclusive of all of the Company’s activities.
 
The primary differences between core earnings and the measure the Company uses to calculate incentive compensation relate to (i) realized gains and losses (including impairments and reserves for expected credit losses), (ii) non-capitalized transaction-related expenses and (iii) deferred taxes (other than those related to unrealized gains and losses). Each are excluded from core earnings and included in the Company’s incentive compensation measure (either immediately or through amortization). In addition, the Company’s incentive compensation measure does not include accretion on held-for-sale loans and the timing of recognition of income from consumer loans is different. Unlike core earnings, the Company’s incentive compensation measure is intended to reflect all realized results of operations. The Gain on Remeasurement of Consumer Loans Investment was treated as an unrealized gain for the purposes of calculating incentive compensation and was therefore excluded from such calculation.
 
Core earnings does not represent and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, net income or as a substitute for, or superior to, cash flows from operating activities, each as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and the Company’s calculation of this measure may not be comparable to similarly entitled measures reported by other companies. Set forth below is a reconciliation of core earnings to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure (dollars in thousands, except share and per share data):
 
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Three Months Ended
   
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
 
   
December 31, 2020
   
September 30, 2020
   
2020
   
2019
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
 
$
68,609
   
$
77,921
   
$
(1,464,653
)
 
$
550,015
 
Adjustments for Non-Core Earnings:
                               
Impairment
   
(10,058
)
   
10,735
     
123,612
     
35,344
 
Change in fair value of investments
   
18,875
     
(203,652
)
   
743,239
     
254,335
 
(Gain) loss on settlement of investments, net
   
(39,605
)
   
94,068
     
947,316
     
(188,381
)
Other (income) loss
   
21,144
     
20,646
     
132,741
     
1,756
 
Other Income and Impairment attributable to non-controlling interests
   
1,722
     
(4,360
)
   
(5,585
)
   
(13,548
)
Non-capitalized transaction-related expenses
   
7,630
     
17,795
     
56,522
     
56,289
 
Incentive compensation to affiliate
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
91,892
 
Preferred stock management fee to affiliate
   
3,048
     
3,048
     
11,439
     
2,642
 
Deferred taxes
   
57,295
     
99,374
     
15,029
     
38,207
 
Interest income on residential mortgage loans, held-for-sale
   
7,100
     
9,579
     
37,246
     
60,689
 
Limit on RMBS discount accretion related to called deals
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
(19,590
)
Adjust consumer loans to level yield
   
-
     
363
     
(1,147
)
   
5,239
 
Core earnings of equity method investees:
                               
Excess mortgage servicing rights
   
1,205
     
6,120
     
11,415
     
11,905
 
Core Earnings
 
$
136,965
   
$
131,637
   
$
607,174
   
$
886,794
 
                                 
Net Income (Loss) Per Diluted Share
 
$
0.16
   
$
0.19
   
$
(3.52
)
 
$
1.34
 
Core Earnings Per Diluted Share
 
$
0.32
   
$
0.31
   
$
1.46
   
$
2.17
 
                                 
Weighted Average Number of Shares of Common Stock Outstanding, Diluted
   
425,127,967
     
420,968,626
     
415,513,187
     
408,990,107
 

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NET INCOME BY SEGMENT

   
Servicing and Origination
   
Residential Securities and Loans
             
   
Origination
   
Servicing
   
MSRs & Servicer Advances
   
Residential
Securities &
Call Rights
   
Residential Loans
   
Corporate & Other
   
Total
 
Quarter Ended December 31, 2020
                                         
Interest income
 
$
20,055
   
$
(687
)
 
$
75,381
   
$
77,216
   
$
34,845
   
$
27,308
   
$
234,118
 
Servicing revenue, net
   
(4,676
)
   
122,391
     
(213,443
)
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
(95,728
)
Gain on originated mortgage loans, held-for-sale, net
   
403,854
     
774
     
35,774
     
(13,398
)
   
5,275
     
-
     
432,279
 
Total revenues
   
419,233
     
122,478
     
(102,288
)
   
63,818
     
40,120
     
27,308
     
570,669
 
Interest expense
   
15,605
     
98
     
55,591
     
16,032
     
20,388
     
12,969
     
120,683
 
G&A and other
   
155,638
     
74,568
     
29,089
     
(489
)
   
16,505
     
25,573
     
300,884
 
Total operating expenses
   
171,243
     
74,666
     
84,680
     
15,543
     
36,893
     
38,542
     
421,567
 
Change in fair value of investments
   
-
     
-
     
(37,976
)
   
(28,694
)
   
702
     
3,250
     
(62,718
)
Gain (loss) on settlement of investments, net
   
-
     
-
     
(250
)
   
58,124
     
(19,010
)
   
-
     
38,864
 
Other income (loss), net
   
(64
)
   
-
     
28,154
     
627
     
(1,295
)
   
4,357
     
31,779
 
Total other income (loss)
   
(64
)
   
-
     
(10,072
)
   
30,057
     
(19,603
)
   
7,607
     
7,925
 
Impairment
   
-
     
-
     
13
     
(1,762
)
   
(8,309
)
   
-
     
(10,058
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
   
247,926
     
47,812
     
(197,053
)
   
80,094
     
(8,067
)
   
(3,627
)
   
167,085
 
Income tax expense (benefit)*
   
73,055
     
11,566
     
(18,993
)
   
-
     
(714
)
   
649
     
65,563
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
174,871
   
$
36,246
   
$
(178,060
)
 
$
80,094
   
$
(7,353
)
 
$
(4,276
)
 
$
101,522
 
Noncontrolling interests in income (loss) of consolidated subsidiaries
   
5,083
     
-
     
934
     
-
     
-
     
12,539
     
18,556
 
Dividends on preferred stock
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
14,357
   
$
14,357
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
 
$
169,788
   
$
36,246
   
$
(178,994
)
 
$
80,094
   
$
(7,353
)
 
$
(31,172
)
 
$
68,609
 

   
Servicing and Origination
   
Residential Securities and Loans
             
   
Origination
   
Servicing
   
MSRs & Servicer Advances
   
Residential
Securities &
Call Rights
   
Residential Loans
   
Corporate & Other
   
Total
 
Quarter Ended September 30, 2020
                                         
Interest income
 
$
17,407
   
$
373
   
$
91,576
   
$
61,034
   
$
33,913
   
$
29,545
   
$
233,848
 
Servicing revenue, net
   
(3,767
)
   
111,420
     
(151,582
)
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
(43,929
)
Gain on originated mortgage loans, held-for-sale, net
   
445,578
     
346
     
42,328
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
488,252
 
Total revenues
   
459,218
     
112,139
     
(17,678
)
   
61,034
     
33,913
     
29,545
     
678,171
 
Interest expense
   
10,977
     
90
     
59,650
     
15,652
     
19,326
     
24,833
     
130,528
 
G&A and other
   
136,086
     
81,767
     
71,998
     
930
     
10,361
     
31,067
     
332,209
 
Total operating expenses
   
147,063
     
81,857
     
131,648
     
16,582
     
29,687
     
55,900
     
462,737
 
Change in fair value of investments
   
-
     
-
     
(18,189
)
   
50,752
     
56,940
     
(411
)
   
89,092
 
Gain (loss) on settlement of investments, net
   
-
     
-
     
(11,456
)
   
(15,534
)
   
(2,230
)
   
(65,237
)
   
(94,457
)
Other income (loss), net
   
123
     
-
     
8,510
     
1,723
     
(8,616
)
   
3,658
     
5,398
 
Total other income (loss)
   
123
     
-
     
(21,135
)
   
36,941
     
46,094
     
(61,990
)
   
33
 
Impairment
   
-
     
-
     
218
     
(3,849
)
   
14,366
     
-
     
10,735
 
Income (loss) before income taxes
   
312,278
     
30,282
     
(170,679
)
   
85,242
     
35,954
     
(88,345
)
   
204,732
 
Income tax expense (benefit)*
   
71,304
     
6,044
     
15,682
     
-
     
7,783
     
(1
)
   
100,812
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
240,974
   
$
24,238
   
$
(186,361
)
 
$
85,242
   
$
28,171
   
$
(88,344
)
 
$
103,920
 
Noncontrolling interests in income (loss) of consolidated subsidiaries
   
4,840
     
-
     
2,612
     
-
     
-
     
4,188
     
11,640
 
Dividends on preferred stock
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
14,359
   
$
14,359
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders
 
$
236,134
   
$
24,238
   
$
(188,973
)
 
$
85,242
   
$
28,171
   
$
(106,891
)
 
$
77,921
 

*Beginning in the third quarter of 2020, we revised our methodology of allocating tax expense within the Servicing and Origination segments. Specifically, taxes are now allocated based on intercompany agreements rather than based on a more general pro rata approach. We believe the change better reflects the operating performance of each respective segment. Amounts for prior periods have been recast to conform with the current period presentation.

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain information in this press release constitutes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, our ability to capture additional market share and increase borrower retention, the ability of our MSR portfolio to benefit from rising interest rates, our estimated Q1’21 Funded Origination Volume and Q1’21 Servicing Portfolio UPB, and ability to generate earnings and deliver on our objectives for our shareholders. These statements are not historical facts. They represent management’s current expectations regarding future events and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained herein. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect such forward-looking statements, see the sections entitled “Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s most recent annual and quarterly reports and other filings filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Company’s website (www.newresi.com). New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for New Residential to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release, and New Residential expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in New Residential's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

ABOUT NEW RESIDENTIAL

New Residential is a leading provider of capital and services to the mortgage and financial services industry. The Company’s mission is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in all interest rate environments through a portfolio of investments and operating businesses. New Residential has built a diversified, hard-to-replicate portfolio with high-quality investment strategies that have generated returns across different interest rate environments over time. New Residential’s portfolio is composed of mortgage servicing related assets (including investments in operating entities consisting of servicing, origination, and affiliated businesses), residential securities (and associated called rights) and loans, and consumer loans. New Residential’s investments in operating entities include its mortgage origination and servicing subsidiary, NewRez, and its special servicing division, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, as well as investments in affiliated businesses that provide services that are complementary to the origination and servicing businesses and other portfolios of mortgage related assets. Since inception in 2013, New Residential has a proven track record of performance, growing and protecting the value of its assets while generating attractive risk-adjusted returns and delivering over $3.5 billion in dividends to shareholders. New Residential is organized and conducts its operations to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes. New Residential is managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm, and headquartered in New York City.

Investor Relations
Kaitlyn Mauritz
212-479-3150
IR@NewResi.com


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