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ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
New Residential Investment Corp. (together with its subsidiaries, “New Residential”) is a Delaware corporation that was formed as a limited liability company in September 2011 for the purpose of making real estate related investments and commenced operations on December 8, 2011. New Residential is an independent publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) primarily focused on investing in residential mortgage related assets. New Residential is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “NRZ.”
 
New Residential has elected and intends to qualify to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. As such, New Residential will generally not be subject to U.S. federal corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to stockholders if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders by prescribed dates and complies with various other requirements. See Note 17 regarding New Residential’s taxable REIT subsidiaries.
 
New Residential has entered into a management agreement (the “Management Agreement”) with FIG LLC (the “Manager”), an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”), pursuant to which the Manager provides a management team and other professionals who are responsible for implementing New Residential’s business strategy, subject to the supervision of New Residential’s board of directors. For its services, the Manager is entitled to management fees and incentive compensation, both defined in, and in accordance with the terms of, the Management Agreement. The Manager also manages investment funds that until June 2018, owned a majority of the outstanding common stock of OneMain Holdings, Inc. (formerly Springleaf Holdings, Inc.) (together with its subsidiaries, “OneMain”), former managing member of the Consumer Loan Companies (Note 9). The Manager also manages investment funds that until August 2, 2018, indirectly owned approximately 40.5% of the outstanding interests in Nationstar Mortgage LLC (“Nationstar”), a leading residential mortgage servicer. As of September 30, 2018, such ownership of the outstanding interests in Nationstar, through ownership of its parent, WMIH Corp. (“WMIH”), was limited to 2.5%.

As of September 30, 2018, New Residential conducted its business through the following segments: (i) Servicing and Originations, (ii) Residential Securities and Loans, (iii) Consumer Loans and (iv) Corporate.
 
Approximately 0.5 million shares of New Residential’s common stock were held by Fortress, through its affiliates, as of September 30, 2018. In addition, Fortress, through its affiliates, held options relating to approximately 4.1 million shares of New Residential’s common stock as of September 30, 2018.
 
Interim Financial Statements

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes of New Residential have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial reporting and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of New Residential’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows have been included and are of a normal and recurring nature. The operating results presented for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the entire year. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with New Residential’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017 and notes thereto included in New Residential’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Capitalized terms used herein, and not otherwise defined, are defined in New Residential’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenues from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The standard’s core principle is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In effect, companies are required to exercise further judgment and make more estimates prospectively. These may include identifying performance obligations in the contract, estimating the amount of variable consideration to include in the transaction price and allocating the transaction price to each separate performance obligation. ASU No. 2014-09 was effective for New Residential in the first quarter of 2018. New Residential has evaluated the new guidance and determined that interest income, gains and losses on financial instruments and income from servicing residential mortgage loans are outside the scope of ASC No. 606. For income from servicing residential mortgage loans, New Residential considered that the FASB Transition Resource Group members generally agreed that an entity should look to ASC No. 860, Transfers and Servicing, to determine the appropriate accounting for these fees and ASC No. 606 contains a scope exception for contracts that fall under ASC No. 860. In addition, NRM determined that ancillary income generated from services for mortgage loans and REO properties represent servicing fees due to a servicer, through contractual terms, that would no longer be received by a servicer if the owners of the serviced loans were to exercise their authority to shift the servicing to another servicer and, therefore, similarly fall under ASC No. 860. Finally, New Residential determined that fee income on residential mortgage loan originations is outside the scope of ASC No. 606 as it continues to be accounted for in accordance with ASC 948. As a result, the adoption of ASU No. 2014-09 did not have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10) - Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. The standard: (i) requires that certain equity investments be measured at fair value, and modifies the assessment of impairment for certain other equity investments, (ii) changes certain disclosure requirements related to the fair value of financial instruments measured at amortized cost, (iii) changes certain disclosure requirements related to liabilities measured at fair value, (iv) requires separate presentation of financial assets and financial liabilities by measurement category and form of financial asset, and (v) clarifies that an entity should evaluate the need for a valuation allowance on a deferred tax asset related to available-for-sale securities in combination with the entity’s other deferred tax assets. ASU No. 2016-01 was effective for New Residential in the first quarter of 2018. The adoption of ASU No. 2016-01 did not have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases. The standard requires that lessees recognize a right-of-use asset and corresponding lease liability on the balance sheet for most leases. The guidance applied by a lessor under ASU No. 2016-02 is substantially similar to existing GAAP. ASU No. 2016-02 is effective for New Residential in the first quarter of 2019. Early adoption is permitted upon issuance. An entity should apply ASU No. 2016-02 by means of a modified retrospective transition method for all leases existing at, or entered into after, the date of initial application. The adoption of ASU No. 2016-02 is not expected to have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326) - Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. The standard requires that a financial asset measured at amortized cost basis be presented at the net amount expected to be collected, net of an allowance for all expected (rather than incurred) credit losses. The measurement of expected credit losses is based on relevant information about past events, including historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts that affect the collectibility of the reported amount. The standard also changes the accounting for purchased credit deteriorated assets and available-for-sale securities, which will require the recognition of credit losses through a valuation allowance when fair value is less than amortized cost, regardless of whether the impairment is considered to be other-than-temporary. ASU No. 2016-13 is effective for New Residential in the first quarter of 2020. Early adoption is permitted beginning in 2019. An entity should apply ASU No. 2016-13 by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to the balance sheet as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. New Residential is currently evaluating the new guidance to determine the impact it may have on its condensed consolidated financial statements, which at the date of adoption is expected to increase the allowance for credit losses with a resulting negative adjustment to retained earnings.

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-16, Income Taxes (Topic 740) - Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory. The standard requires recognition of the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. ASU No. 2016-16 was effective for New Residential in the first quarter of 2018. The adoption of ASU No. 2016-16 did not have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment (Topic 805). The standard simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairment for all entities by requiring impairment charges to be based on the first step in the current two-step impairment test. Under the new guidance, an impairment charge, if triggered, is calculated as the difference between a reporting unit’s carrying value and fair value, but it is limited to the carrying value of goodwill. ASU No. 2017-04 is effective for New Residential in the first quarter of 2020 and early adoption is permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests performed on testing dates after January 1, 2017. The adoption of ASU No. 2017-04 is not expected to have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820). The standard: (i) adds incremental requirements for entities to disclose (a) the amount of total gains or losses for the period recognized in other comprehensive income that is attributable to fair value changes in assets and liabilities held as of the balance sheet date and categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy, (b) the range and weighted average used to develop significant unobservable inputs and (c) how the weighted average was calculated for fair value measurements categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy and (ii) eliminates disclosure requirements for (a) transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 and (b) valuation processes for Level 3 fair value measurements. ASU No. 2018-13 is effective for New Residential in the first quarter of 2020. The adoption of ASU No. 2018-13 is not expected to have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

Acquisition of Shellpoint Partners LLC

On November 29, 2017, NRM Acquisition LLC (the “Shellpoint Purchaser”), a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of New Residential, entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Shellpoint SPA”) to acquire Shellpoint Partners LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Shellpoint”).

On July 3, 2018, the Shellpoint Purchaser acquired 100% of the outstanding equity interests of Shellpoint for a purchase price of $212.3 million (the “Shellpoint Acquisition”). As additional consideration for the Shellpoint Acquisition, the Shellpoint Purchaser may make up to three cash earnout payments, which will be calculated following each of the first three anniversaries of the Shellpoint closing as a percentage of the amount by which the pre-tax income of certain of Shellpoint’s businesses exceeds certain specified thresholds, up to an aggregate maximum amount of $60.0 million (the “Shellpoint Earnout Payments”). The Shellpoint Earnout Payments are classified as contingent consideration recorded at fair value at the acquisition date and included in the total consideration transferred for the Shellpoint Acquisition.

Shellpoint is a vertically integrated mortgage platform with established origination and servicing capabilities and provides New Residential with in-house servicing, asset origination and recapture capabilities. The results of Shellpoint’s operations have been included in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 from the date of the acquisition and represent $97.0 million and $11.7 million of revenue and net income, respectively.

The acquisition date fair value of the consideration transferred includes $212.3 million in cash consideration, $42.8 million in contingent consideration and $180.3 million in effective settlement of preexisting relationships. The total consideration is summarized as follows:
Total Consideration
 
Amount
Cash Consideration
 
$
212.3

Earnout Payment(A)
 
42.8

Effective Settlement of Preexisting Relationships(B)
 
180.3

Total Consideration
 
$
435.4


(A)
The range of outcomes for this contingent consideration is from $0 to $60.0 million, dependent on the performance of Shellpoint. New Residential derived a fair value of the contingent consideration payment in three years of $48.7 million inclusive of payments to Shellpoint employees of $5.9 million. Contingent payments to the long-term employee incentive plans require continuing employment and will be recognized as compensation expense within General and Administrative expenses in the post-acquisition consolidated financial statements separate from New Residential’s acquisition of assets and assumption of liabilities in the business combination. As a result, New Residential recorded contingent consideration of $42.8 million.
(B)
Represents the effective settlement of preexisting relationships between New Residential and Shellpoint including 1) MSR acquisitions, 2) a note payable and 3) operating accounts receivable and payable existing prior to the acquisition date. The effective settlement of these preexisting relationships had no impact to New Residential’s condensed consolidated statements of income.

New Residential has performed a preliminary allocation of the total consideration of $435.4 million to Shellpoint’s assets and liabilities, as set forth below. The final amount and allocation of total consideration may differ from the amounts included herein to reflect new information obtained primarily relating to the valuation of contingent consideration and intangible assets that existed as of the acquisition date.
Total Consideration ($ in millions)
 
$
435.4

Assets
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
84.1

Restricted cash
 
9.9

Residential mortgage loans, held-for-sale, at fair value
 
488.2

Mortgage servicing rights, at fair value(A)
 
286.6

Residential mortgage loans, held-for-investment, at fair value
 
125.3

Residential mortgage loans subject to repurchase
 
121.4

Intangible assets
 
4.3

Other assets
 
81.1

Total Assets Acquired
 
$
1,200.9

 
 
 
Liabilities
 
 
Repurchase agreements
 
$
439.6

Notes and bonds payable
 
25.4

Mortgage-backed securities issued, at fair value
 
120.7

Residential mortgage loans repurchase liability
 
121.4

Excess spread financing, at fair value
 
48.3

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
 
50.7

Total Liabilities Assumed
 
$
806.1

 
 
 
Noncontrolling Interest
 
$
8.3

 
 
 
Net Assets
 
$
386.5

 
 
 
Goodwill
 
$
48.9


(A)
Includes $135.3 million of Ginnie Mae MSRs where New Residential acquired the rights to the economic value of the servicing rights from Shellpoint prior to the acquisition date.

The goodwill of $48.9 million primarily includes the synergies and benefits expected to result from combining operations with Shellpoint and adding in-house servicing, asset origination and recapture capabilities. The full amount of goodwill for tax purposes of $46.7 million is expected to be deductible. New Residential will assess the goodwill annually on October 1 and in interim periods in case of events or circumstances make it more likely than not that an impairment may have occurred.

Certain transactions were recognized separately from New Residential’s acquisition of assets and assumption of liabilities in the business combination. These separately recognized transactions include 1) contingent payments to Shellpoint’s employees and 2) effective settlement of preexisting relationships discussed above.

Unaudited Supplemental Pro Forma Financial Information — The following table presents unaudited pro forma combined Servicing and Originations Revenue, which is comprised of 1) servicing revenue, net and 2) gain on sale of originated mortgage loans, net, and Income Before Income Taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 prepared as if the Shellpoint Acquisition had been consummated on January 1, 2017.
 
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended  
 September 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Pro Forma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Servicing and Originations Revenue
 
$
221,087

 
$
141,002

 
$
710,742

 
$
513,076

Income Before Income Taxes
 
199,040

 
278,274

 
1,006,743

 
850,509



The unaudited supplemental pro forma financial information has not been adjusted for transactions other than the Shellpoint Acquisition, or for the conforming of accounting policies. The unaudited supplemental pro forma financial information does not include any anticipated synergies or other anticipated benefits of the Shellpoint Acquisition and, accordingly, the unaudited supplemental pro forma financial information is not necessarily indicative of either future results of operations or results that might have been achieved had the Shellpoint Acquisition occurred on January 1, 2017.