Volume 16 - Number 23
November 11, 2016
Downloads Available: GSE 3Q Earnings
GSE Earnings Up Again in 3Q, Groups Renew Recap Calls
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted combined net income of $5.53 billion for the third quarter of 2016, representing their strongest cycle since the second quarter of 2015. Despite a mandated declining portfolio, the GSEs are beneficiaries of strong guarantee fees, which help drive income. Freddie more than doubled its net profit from the previous quarter to $2.33 billion. This was the company’s best performance since the $4.17 billion earned in the second quarter of 2015. Freddie attributed the gain to robust g-fee income and a steep reduction in hedging losses. Fannie’s net income was up for the quarter to $3.20 billion, also its strongest since earning $4.64 billion back in the second quarter of last year, and up from...
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