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Walker Dunlop, Inc. (WD) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Walker Dunlop, Inc.

CIK: 1497770 Ticker: WD

Exhibit 99.1

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Countercyclical Capital and Recurring Revenues

Drive Walker & Dunlop Q3 Performance

THIRD QUARTER 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

Total transaction volume of $16.9 billion, down 8% from Q3’21
Total revenues of $315.6 million, down 9% from Q3’21
Net income of $46.8 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.40, down 35% and 37%, respectively, from Q3’21
Adjusted EBITDA1 of $75.0 million, up 4% from Q3’21
Servicing portfolio of $120.8 billion at September 30, 2022 up 6% from September 30, 2021
Declared quarterly dividend of $0.60 per share for the fourth quarter

YEAR-TO-DATE 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

Total transaction volume of $52.1 billion, up 27% from 2021
Total revenues of $975.9 million, up 15% from 2021
Net income of $172.3 million and diluted earnings per share of $5.13, down 7% and 10%, respectively, from 2021
Adjusted EBITDA1 of $232.5 million, up 16% from 2021

BETHESDA, MD – November 9, 2022 Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the “Company” or “W&D”) reported total revenues of $315.6 million for the third quarter of 2022, a decrease of 9% year over year. Third quarter total transaction volume was $16.9 billion, down 8% year over year. Net income for the third quarter of 2022 was $46.8 million or $1.40 per diluted share, down 35% and 37%, respectively, from the third quarter of 2021. Total revenues, net income, and diluted earnings per share were significantly impacted by a year-over-year decrease in non-cash MSR income due to spread compression on our Fannie Mae lending. Third quarter 2022 adjusted EBITDA1 was $75.0 million, up 4% over the same period in 2021, driven by the growth in cash revenues from our services businesses. The Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.60 per share for the fourth quarter of 2022.

"W&D delivered exceptional service to our clients during a very challenging third quarter, and in the process, closed $17 billion of total transaction volume, down only 8% from last year,” commented Walker & Dunlop Chairman and CEO Willy Walker. "Our deep lending partnerships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD provide counter-cyclical capital to the markets, and our year-to-date market share with Fannie Mae is 17%, up from 14% last year. Similar to the Great Financial Crisis and 2020 Pandemic, Walker & Dunlop’s focus on the multifamily market, exceptional credit track-record, access to counter-cyclical capital, and overall size and cost efficiency position us extremely well to gain share and grow in 2023.”

Mr. Walker continued, "Our business generates strong cash flows in up and down markets thanks to our Agency lending and the recurring revenues from our $138 billion servicing and asset management businesses. As a result, while total revenues and earnings were down on the quarter due to lower non-cash mortgage servicing rights, adjusted EBITDA was up 4% to $75 million." 

”The current economic outlook is uncertain. Yet we are confident in achieving our five-year, Drive to '25 business plan. Our people, brand and technology lead the market, and our recent investments in Alliant, Zelman, small balance lending, and appraisals add fast growing, technologically-enabled businesses to W&D. We are well positioned to adjust to current market disruptions, and come out faster and better than the competition – like we have done before."

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CONSOLIDATED THIRD QUARTER 2022 OPERATING RESULTS

TRANSACTION VOLUMES

(dollars in thousands)

Q3 2022

Q3 2021

$ Variance

% Variance

Fannie Mae

$

3,038,788

$

3,271,765

$

(232,977)

(7)

%

Freddie Mac

1,885,492

2,591,906

(706,414)

(27)

Ginnie Mae - HUD

338,054

522,093

(184,039)

(35)

Brokered (2)

6,601,244

6,402,862

198,382

3

Principal Lending and Investing (3)

62,015

472,142

(410,127)

(87)

Debt financing volume

$

11,925,593

$

13,260,768

$

(1,335,175)

(10)

%

Property sales volume

4,993,615

5,230,093

(236,478)

(5)

Total transaction volume

$

16,919,208

$

18,490,861

$

(1,571,653)

(8)

%

Discussion of Results:

Total debt financing volume remained strong at $11.9 billion in the third quarter of 2022, despite a 10% decline from the third quarter of 2021. The decrease was driven by a 16% decline in GSE financing volume, primarily with Freddie Mac, whose overall market volumes also decreased 17% in the third quarter of 2022 from the prior year period. Fannie Mae volume decreased 7% in the third quarter of 2022; however, our Fannie Mae year-to-date market share remained strong at 17%, which reflects our leadership position in the multifamily financing market.
The decrease in HUD debt financing volumes was due to continued high levels of inflation and a dramatically increasing interest-rate environment during the quarter, which made HUD’s construction and streamlined refinancing products less favorable sources of financing for our multifamily properties.
The increase in brokered volume in the third quarter of 2022 reflects our team’s ability to meet our clients’ broad range of capital needs and the impact of our investments in people, brand and technology during challenging market conditions.
The decrease in principal lending and investing volume, which includes interim loans, originations for WDIP separate accounts, and interim lending for our joint venture, was a result of the shifting credit market outlook in a volatile interest rate environment that led to a more conservative approach to bridge lending during the quarter.
Property sales volume decreased only 5% in the third quarter of 2022, despite a 17% year-over-year decline in market-wide multifamily property sales volume according to Real Capital Analytics. The strength of our brand and platform allowed our team to retain market share in the third quarter of 2022.

MANAGED PORTFOLIO

(dollars in thousands, unless otherwise noted)

Q3 2022

Q3 2021

$ Variance

% Variance

Fannie Mae

$

58,426,446

$

52,317,953

$

6,108,493

12

%

Freddie Mac

37,241,471

38,039,014

(797,543)

(2)

Ginnie Mae - HUD

9,634,111

9,894,893

(260,782)

(3)

Brokered

15,224,581

13,429,801

1,794,780

13

Principal Lending and Investing

251,815

238,713

13,102

5

Total Servicing Portfolio

$

120,778,424

$

113,920,374

$

6,858,050

6

%

Assets under management

17,017,355

2,309,332

14,708,023

637

Total Managed Portfolio

$

137,795,779

$

116,229,706

$

21,566,073

19

%

Custodial escrow account balance at period end (in billions)

$

3.1

$

3.0

Weighted-average servicing fee rate (basis points)

24.7

24.6

Weighted-average remaining servicing portfolio term (years)

8.9

9.2

Discussion of Results:

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Our servicing portfolio continues to expand as a result of the strong Fannie Mae and brokered debt financing volumes over the past 12 months, partially offset by payoffs of loans.
During the third quarter of 2022, we added $1.8 billion of net loans to our servicing portfolio, and over the past 12 months, we added $6.9 billion of net loans to our servicing portfolio, 89% of which were Fannie Mae loans.
$6.2 billion of Agency loans in our servicing portfolio are scheduled to mature over the next two years. These loans, with a relatively low weighted-average servicing fee of 17.1 basis points, represent only 5% of the total portfolio.
The mortgage servicing rights (“MSRs”) associated with our servicing portfolio had a fair value of $1.3 billion as of September 30, 2022, compared to $1.2 billion as of September 30, 2021. We added net MSRs from originations of $37.9 million over the past 12 months, despite a decline of $11.0 million from the last quarter.
Assets under management (“AUM”) as of September 30, 2022 consisted of $14.7 billion of Affordable funds, $1.4 billion of commercial real estate loans and funds, and $0.9 billion of loans in our interim lending joint venture. The year-over-year increase in AUM is driven by the acquisition of Alliant in the fourth quarter of 2021 that added $14.3 billion of Affordable assets under management upon closing.

KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Q3 2022

Q3 2021

$ Variance

% Variance

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

46,833

$

71,721

$

(24,888)

(35)

%

Adjusted EBITDA

74,990

72,430

2,560

4

Diluted EPS

$

1.40

$

2.21

$

(0.81)

(37)

%

Operating margin

17

%

27

%

Return on equity

11

22

Key Expense Metrics (as a percentage of total revenues):

Personnel expenses

50

%

49

%

Other operating expenses

11

7

Discussion of Results:

The decrease in Walker & Dunlop net income was the result of a 43% decrease in income from operations, primarily due to compressed servicing fees on new debt financing volume and an associated decline in non-cash revenues. This decrease was partially offset by a 67% decrease in income tax expense primarily due to (i) the decrease in income from operations and (ii) a one-time benefit to tax expense related to our corporate restructuring and repatriation of intellectual property acquired from GeoPhy earlier this year, which reduced our tax expense by $6.3 million, partially offset by lower realizable excess tax benefits in the current year due to a lower vesting price.
The increase in adjusted EBITDA was the result of Alliant asset management fees and other revenues due to the acquisition of Alliant in the fourth quarter of 2021, a substantial increase in escrow earnings, higher servicing fees, and lower variable compensation expense. These benefits to adjusted EBITDA were partially offset by decreases in loan origination fees and property sales broker fees and an increase in other operating expenses.
Operating margin decreased due to the aforementioned decrease in income from operations.
Return on equity declined due to a 22% increase in stockholders’ equity over the past year combined with the 35% decrease in net income.
Other operating expenses as a percentage of total revenues increased due to (i) our overall growth in the past year, which included additional expenses from acquired subsidiaries and increases in travel and entertainment costs year over year, as those costs have resumed to pre-pandemic levels in 2022 and (ii) the decrease in total revenues.

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KEY CREDIT METRICS

(dollars in thousands)

Q3 2022

Q3 2021

$ Variance

% Variance

At-risk servicing portfolio (7)

$

53,430,615

$

48,209,532

$

5,221,083

11

%

Maximum exposure to at-risk portfolio (8)

10,826,654

9,784,054

1,042,600

11

Defaulted loans

$

78,203

$

48,481

$

29,722

61

%

Key credit metrics (as a percentage of the at-risk portfolio):

Defaulted loans

0.15

%

0.10

%

Allowance for risk-sharing

0.09

0.13

Key credit metrics (as a percentage of maximum exposure):

Allowance for risk-sharing

0.46

%

0.63

%

Discussion of Results:

Our at-risk servicing portfolio, which is comprised of loans subject to a defined risk-sharing formula, increased due to the significant level of Fannie Mae loans added to the portfolio during the past 12 months. As of September 30, 2022, there were two defaulted loans that were provisioned for in 2019 and one loan that was provisioned for in 2021. The two properties that defaulted in 2019 have been foreclosed on and final settlement of any losses will occur in the future upon disposition of the assets by Fannie Mae. The at-risk servicing portfolio continues to exhibit strong credit quality, with very low levels of delinquencies and strong operating performance of the underlying properties in the portfolio.
The on-balance sheet interim loan portfolio, which is comprised of loans for which we have full risk of loss, was $251.8 million as of September 30, 2022 compared to $238.7 million as of September 30, 2021. There was one defaulted loan in our interim loan portfolio as of September 30, 2022, which was provisioned for in the third quarter of 2020. All other loans in the on-balance sheet interim loan portfolio are current and performing as of September 30, 2022. The interim loan joint venture holds $0.9 billion of loans as of September 30, 2022, compared to $0.9 billion as of September 30, 2021. We share in a small portion of the risk of loss, and as of September 30, 2022, all loans in the interim loan joint venture are current and performing.

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THIRD QUARTER 2022 - FINANCIAL RESULTS BY SEGMENT

FINANCIAL RESULTS - CAPITAL MARKETS

(dollars in thousands)

    

Q3 2022

    

Q3 2021

    

$ Variance

% Variance

 

Loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net

$

89,752

$

121,133

$

(31,381)

(26)

%  

Fair value of expected net cash flows from servicing, net ("MSR income")

55,291

89,482

(34,191)

(38)

Property sales broker fees

30,308

33,677

(3,369)

(10)

Net warehouse interest income, LHFS

 

2,178

 

3,723

 

(1,545)

(41)

Other revenues

 

5,845

 

3,026

 

2,819

93

Total revenues

$

183,374

$

251,041

$

(67,667)

(27)

%

Personnel

$

125,980

$

139,890

$

(13,910)

(10)

%

Amortization and depreciation

 

952

 

17

 

935

5,500

Other operating expenses

 

6,063

 

4,628

 

1,435

31

Total expenses

$

132,995

$

144,535

$

(11,540)

(8)

%

Income from operations

$

50,379

$

106,506

$

(56,127)

(53)

%

Income tax expense

 

12,751

 

25,660

 

(12,909)

(50)

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

37,628

$

80,846

$

(43,218)

(53)

%

Key revenue metrics (as a percentage of debt financing volume):

Origination fee margin (4)

0.76

%

0.95

%

MSR margin (5)

0.47

0.70

Agency MSR margin (6)

1.05

1.40

Key performance metrics:

Operating margin

27

%

42

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

119

$

21,288

$

(21,169)

(99)

%

Capital Markets - Discussion of Quarterly Results:

The Capital Markets segment includes our Agency lending, debt brokerage, property sales, and appraisal and valuation services.

The decrease in loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net (“origination fees”) was the result of the decrease in our origination fee margin and overall debt financing volume. The decline in the origination fee margin was largely due to the significant decline in our Agency debt financing volume, particularly with HUD, which is typically our most profitable product.
The decrease in MSR income is attributable to the decrease in our Agency MSR margins and a decrease in overall debt financing volume. The decline in the Agency MSR margin was primarily related to the declines in our HUD and Fannie Mae volumes, and a large decline in the weighted-average servicing fee on our Fannie Mae loans, as spreads tightened due to interest rates increasing dramatically in the third quarter. The decrease in the MSR margin was driven by the decrease in the Agency MSR margin, as we saw an increase in our brokered debt financing volume as a percentage of overall debt financing volume.
The decrease in property sales broker fees was driven by the 5% decrease in property sales volume year over year, and a decrease in the profitability of our property sales.
The increase in other revenues was primarily due to an increase in appraisal revenues due to consolidating Apprise after our acquisition of GeoPhy in Q1 2022. The operating results for the third quarter of 2022 include appraisal revenue, while the operating results for the third quarter of 2021 do not, as we accounted for our investment in Apprise under the equity method in 2021.

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The decrease in personnel expense was primarily a result of the decrease in commissions expense due to the decrease in property sales broker fees and origination fees. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in salaries and benefits costs due to (i) acquisitions and hiring initiatives and (ii) consolidating Apprise after our acquisition of GeoPhy. The operating results for the third quarter of 2022 include compensation costs for Apprise, while the operating results for third quarter of 2021 do not as we accounted for our investment in Apprise under the equity method in 2021.
Other operating expenses increased due to an increase in travel and entertainment expenses, which were still impacted by the effects of the pandemic in the third quarter of 2021.

FINANCIAL RESULTS - SERVICING & ASSET MANAGEMENT

(dollars in thousands)

    

Q3 2022

    

Q3 2021

    

$ Variance

% Variance

 

Loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net

$

1,106

$

2,109

$

(1,003)

(48)

%  

Servicing fees

75,975

70,628

5,347

8

Investment management fees

16,301

2,564

13,737

536

Net warehouse interest income, LHFI

1,802

1,860

(58)

(3)

Escrow earnings and other interest income

17,760

1,945

15,815

813

Other revenues

 

21,544

 

16,724

 

4,820

29

Total revenues

$

134,488

$

95,830

$

38,658

40

%

Personnel

$

21,676

$

10,446

$

11,230

108

%

Amortization and depreciation

 

57,239

 

52,388

 

4,851

9

Provision (benefit) for credit losses

1,218

1,266

(48)

(4)

Other operating expenses

 

6,043

 

3,199

 

2,844

89

Total expenses

$

86,176

$

67,299

$

18,877

28

%

Income from operations

$

48,312

$

28,531

$

19,781

69

%

Income tax expense

 

12,110

 

7,040

 

5,070

72

Net income before noncontrolling interests

$

36,202

$

21,491

$

14,711

68

%

Less: net income (loss) from noncontrolling interests

(174)

69

(243)

N/A

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

36,376

$

21,422

$

14,954

70

%

Key performance metrics:

Operating margin

36

%

30

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

107,517

$

82,810

$

24,707

30

%

Servicing & Asset Management - Discussion of Quarterly Results:

The Servicing & Asset Management segment includes loan servicing, principal lending and investing, management of third-party capital invested in tax credit equity funds focused on the affordable housing sector and other commercial real estate, and real estate-related investment banking and advisory services, including housing market research.

The $6.9 billion net increase in the servicing portfolio over the past 12 months was the principal driver of the growth in servicing fees year over year, combined with the slight increase in the servicing portfolio’s weighted-average servicing fee.
Investment management fees increased principally due to the added fees from Alliant, with no comparable activity in the prior year period as this acquisition of Alliant occurred in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Escrow earnings and other interest income increased as a result of higher escrow earnings due to substantially higher short-term interest rates, partially offset by a smaller average escrow balance.
Other revenues increased as a result of an increase in revenues from our LIHTC operations, partially offset by a decrease in prepayment fees.
Personnel expense increased year over year principally as a result of higher salaries, benefits, and bonus costs due to the acquisition of Alliant.

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Amortization and depreciation increased as a result of the growth in the average balance of MSRs outstanding year over year and an increase in amortization of intangible assets from the Alliant acquisition.
The increase in other operating expenses was largely attributable to increases in professional fees and other operating expenses due to the Alliant acquisition.

FINANCIAL RESULTS - CORPORATE

(dollars in thousands)

    

Q3 2022

    

Q3 2021

    

$ Variance

% Variance

 

Escrow earnings and other interest income

$

369

$

87

$

282

324

%

Other revenues

 

(2,620)

 

(668)

 

(1,952)

292

Total revenues

$

(2,251)

$

(581)

$

(1,670)

287

%

Personnel

$

9,403

$

19,845

$

(10,442)

(53)

%

Amortization and depreciation

 

1,655

 

1,093

 

562

51

Interest expense on corporate debt

9,306

1,766

7,540

427

Other operating expenses

 

21,885

 

17,009

 

4,876

29

Total expenses

$

42,249

$

39,713

$

2,536

6

%

Income from operations

$

(44,500)

$

(40,294)

$

(4,206)

10

%

Income tax expense

 

(17,329)

 

(9,747)

 

(7,582)

78

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

(27,171)

$

(30,547)

$

3,376

(11)

%

Key performance metric:

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(32,646)

$

(31,668)

$

(978)

3

%

Corporate - Discussion of Quarterly Results:

Personnel expense decreased primarily due to a decrease in performance-based variable compensation as costs for both subjective bonus and performance stock plans decreased substantially compared to the prior year period.
The significant increase in interest expense on corporate debt is primarily the result of our debt refinancing in the fourth quarter of 2021. The new term loan carries a floating interest rate and the principal balance increased significantly from $292 million to $600 million. We also incurred additional interest expense related to a fixed-rate note payable assumed in the acquisition of Alliant in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Other operating expenses increased in the third quarter primarily due to: (i) office expenses related to our recent acquisitions and overall growth; and (ii) an increase in travel and entertainment expenses, which were still impacted by the effects of the pandemic in the third quarter of 2021.

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CONSOLIDATED YEAR-TO-DATE 2022 OPERATING RESULTS

YEAR-TO-DATE OPERATING RESULTS AND KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS

(dollars in thousands)

YTD Q3 2022

YTD Q3 2021

$ Variance

% Variance

Debt financing volume

$

35,711,568

$

31,096,071

$

4,615,497

15

%

Property sales volume

16,417,367

9,967,385

6,449,982

65

Total transaction volume

$

52,128,935

$

41,063,456

$

11,065,479

27

%

Total revenues

975,903

851,989

123,914

15

Total expenses

758,112

609,778

148,334

24

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

172,328

$

185,831

$

(13,503)

(7)

%

Adjusted EBITDA

232,470

199,611

32,859

16

Diluted EPS

$

5.13

$

5.73

$

(0.60)

(10)

%

Operating margin

22

%

28

%

Return on equity

14

20

Discussion of Results:

The increase in total transaction volume was primarily driven by a 33% increase in Fannie Mae debt financing volume, a 27% increase in brokered debt financing volume, and a 65% increase in property sales volume, partially offset by a 49% decline in HUD debt financing volume.
The decrease in Walker & Dunlop net income was primarily a result of a 10% decrease in income from operations, partially offset by the decrease in income tax expense.
The increase in adjusted EBITDA was largely driven by increases in (i) property sales revenues, (ii) servicing fees, (iii) escrow earnings, and (iv) revenues from Alliant and Zelman, with minimal comparable revenue in the prior year period. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in origination fees and increases in personnel expenses and other operating expenses from those aforementioned acquisitions.
Operating margin declined principally due to the significant decrease in MSR income and increased expenses from companies we acquired over the past year.
Return on equity declined due to a 22% increase in stockholders’ equity over the past year, combined with the 7% decrease in net income.

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YEAR-TO-DATE 2022 - FINANCIAL RESULTS BY SEGMENT

YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL RESULTS - CAPITAL MARKETS

(dollars in thousands)

    

YTD Q3 2022

    

YTD Q3 2021

    

$ Variance

% Variance

 

Loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net

$

273,660

$

302,011

$

(28,351)

(9)

%  

Fair value of expected net cash flows from servicing, net ("MSR income")

159,970

209,266

(49,296)

(24)

Property sales broker fees

100,092

65,173

34,919

54

Net warehouse interest income, LHFS

 

9,415

 

9,066

 

349

4

Other revenues

 

12,503

 

8,721

 

3,782

43

Total revenues

$

555,640

$

594,237

$

(38,597)

(6)

%

Personnel

$

363,619

$

332,519

$

31,100

9

%

Amortization and depreciation

 

1,762

 

556

 

1,206

217

Other operating expenses

 

16,757

 

11,628

 

5,129

44

Total expenses

$

382,138

$

344,703

$

37,435

11

%

Income from operations

$

173,502

$

249,534

$

(76,032)

(30)

%

Income tax expense

 

42,074

 

58,014

 

(15,940)

(27)

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

131,428

$

191,520

$

(60,092)

(31)

%

Capital Markets - Discussion of Year-to-Date Results:

The decrease in loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net (“origination fees”) was primarily the result of a shift in the mix of our debt financing volume, which included a significant decrease in HUD debt financing volume and an increase in debt brokerage volume. This shift caused a decrease in our origination fee margin, which was partially offset by the overall increase in debt financing volume.
The decrease in MSR income was primarily related to (i) a nearly 50% decrease in HUD transaction volume and (ii) a decrease in the weighted-average servicing fee on Fannie Mae volume, due to spread compression caused by the rapid increases in interest rates, partially offset by the 33% increase in Fannie Mae volume.
The increase in property sales broker fees was driven by the 65% increase in property sales volume year over year, partially offset by a lower margin on property sales.
The increase in other revenues was primarily due to an increase in appraisal revenues due to consolidating Apprise after our acquisition of GeoPhy in Q1 2022. The operating results for 2022 include appraisal revenue, while the operating results for 2021 do not as we accounted for our investment in Apprise under the equity method in 2021.
Personnel expense increased primarily as a result of (i) an increase in salaries and benefits costs due to acquisitions and consolidating Apprise after our acquisition of GeoPhy, and (ii) an increase in commissions expense due to the increase in property sales broker fees, partially offset by a decrease in origination fees. The operating results for 2022 include compensation costs for Apprise, while the operating results for 2021 do not as we accounted for our investment in Apprise under the equity method in 2021.
The increase in other operating expenses was largely attributable to increases in travel and entertainment, which were still impacted by the pandemic in 2021.

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YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL RESULTS - SERVICING & ASSET MANAGEMENT

(dollars in thousands)

    

YTD Q3 2022

    

YTD Q3 2021

    

$ Variance

% Variance

 

Loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net

$

2,113

$

4,582

$

(2,469)

(54)

%  

Servicing fees

222,916

205,658

17,258

8

Investment management fees

47,345

9,115

38,230

419

Net warehouse interest income, LHFI

4,606

5,702

(1,096)

(19)

Escrow earnings and other interest income

26,166

5,712

20,454

358

Other revenues

 

74,959

 

28,381

 

46,578

164

Total revenues

$

378,105

$

259,150

$

118,955

46

%

Personnel

$

62,195

$

27,004

$

35,191

130

%

Amortization and depreciation

 

170,930

 

145,161

 

25,769

18

Provision (benefit) for credit losses

(13,120)

(14,380)

1,260

(9)

Other operating expenses

 

18,721

 

8,056

 

10,665

132

Total expenses

$

238,726

$

165,841

$

72,885

44

%

Income from operations

$

139,379

$

93,309

$

46,070

49

%

Income tax expense

 

33,799

 

21,693

 

12,106

56

Net income before noncontrolling interests

$

105,580

$

71,616

$

33,964

47

%

Less: net income (loss) from noncontrolling interests

(1,032)

69

(1,101)

N/A

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

106,612

$

71,547

$

35,065

49

%

Servicing & Asset Management - Discussion of Year-to-Date Results:

The $6.9 billion net increase in the servicing portfolio over the past 12 months was the principal driver of the growth in servicing fees year over year, combined with a slight increase in the servicing portfolio’s weighted-average servicing fee.
Investment management fees and other revenues increased principally due to the additions of income from Alliant and Zelman, coupled with an increase in prepayment fees.
Escrow earnings and other interest income increased as a result of higher escrow earnings due to higher short-term interest rates.
Personnel expense increased year over year principally as a result of higher salaries, benefits, and bonus costs due to the acquisitions of Alliant and Zelman.
Amortization and depreciation increased as a result of the growth in the average balance of MSRs outstanding year over year and an increase in prepayment activity. Additionally, we had a substantial increase in amortization of intangible assets as a result of our acquisitions over the past year.
The increase in other operating expenses was largely attributable to increases in other professional fees and other expenses due to the acquisitions of Alliant and Zelman.

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YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL RESULTS - CORPORATE

(dollars in thousands)

    

YTD Q3 2022

    

YTD Q3 2021

    

$ Variance

% Variance

 

Escrow earnings and other interest income

$

517

$

260

$

257

99

%

Other revenues

 

41,641

 

(1,658)

 

43,299

(2,612)

Total revenues

$

42,158

$

(1,398)

$

43,556

(3,116)

%

Personnel

$

43,794

$

48,294

$

(4,500)

(9)

%

Amortization and depreciation

 

4,409

 

3,162

 

1,247

39

Interest expense on corporate debt

22,123

5,291

16,832

318

Other operating expenses

 

66,922

 

42,487

 

24,435

58

Total expenses

$

137,248

$

99,234

$

38,014

38

%

Income from operations

$

(95,090)

$

(100,632)

$

5,542

(6)

%

Income tax expense

 

(29,378)

 

(23,396)

 

(5,982)

26

Walker & Dunlop net income

$

(65,712)

$

(77,236)

$

11,524

(15)

%

Corporate - Discussion of Year-to-Date Results:

As part of the GeoPhy acquisition, we acquired the other 50% ownership interest in Apprise. The revaluation of our existing 50% ownership interest in Apprise resulted in a $39.6 million increase in other revenues and was a unique transaction.
Personnel expense decreased primarily due to a decrease in performance-based variable compensation as costs for both subjective bonus and performance stock plans decreased compared to the prior year period, partially offset by increased salaries and benefits costs due to an increase in the average headcount year over year.
Interest expense on corporate debt increased primarily due to (i) the refinancing of our corporate debt in the fourth quarter of 2021, which increased the principal balance of our debt from $292 million to $600 million, (ii) an increase in SOFR to which our corporate debt is indexed, and (iii) the assumption of Alliant’s note payable following the acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Other operating expenses increased primarily due to (i) increased office expenses to support our overall growth and lease for our new headquarters, (ii) increased other professional fees, (iii) and an increase in travel and entertainment expenses, which were still impacted by the effects of the pandemic during 2021.

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CAPITAL SOURCES AND USES

On November 8, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.60 per share for the fourth quarter of 2022. The dividend will be paid on December 9, 2022 to all holders of record of the Company’s restricted and unrestricted common stock as of November 25, 2022.

On February 2, 2022, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $75.0 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock over the coming one-year period (“2022 Share Repurchase Program”). During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company repurchased 0.1 million shares of its common stock under the share repurchase program at a weighted average price of $101.77 per share and immediately retired the shares, reducing stockholders’ equity by $11.1 million. As of September 30, 2022, the Company still had $63.9 million of authorized share repurchase capacity remaining under the 2022 Share Repurchase Program.

Any future purchases made pursuant to the 2022 Share Repurchase Program will be made in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time as permitted by federal securities laws and other legal requirements. The timing, manner, price and amount of any repurchases will be determined by the Company in its discretion and will be subject to economic and market conditions, stock price, applicable legal requirements and other factors. The repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.


(1)Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure the Company presents to help investors better understand our operating performance. For a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, refer to the sections of this press release below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” “Adjusted Financial Measure Reconciliation to GAAP” and “Adjusted Financial Measure Reconciliation to GAAP by Segment.”
(2)Brokered transactions for life insurance companies, commercial banks, and other capital sources.
(3)Includes debt financing volumes from our interim loan program, our interim loan joint venture, and WDIP separate accounts.
(4)Loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net as a percentage of debt financing volume. Excludes the income and debt financing volume from Principal Lending and Investing.
(5)MSR income as a percentage of debt financing volume. Excludes the income and debt financing volume from Principal Lending and Investing.
(6)MSR income as a percentage of Agency debt financing volume.
(7)At-risk servicing portfolio is defined as the balance of Fannie Mae DUS loans subject to the risk-sharing formula described below, as well as a small number of Freddie Mac loans on which we share in the risk of loss. Use of the at-risk portfolio provides for comparability of the full risk-sharing and modified risk-sharing loans because the provision and allowance for risk-sharing obligations are based on the at-risk balances of the associated loans. Accordingly, we have presented the key statistics as a percentage of the at-risk portfolio.

For example, a $15 million loan with 50% risk-sharing has the same potential risk exposure as a $7.5 million loan with full DUS risk sharing. Accordingly, if the $15 million loan with 50% risk-sharing were to default, we would view the overall loss as a percentage of the at-risk balance, or $7.5 million, to ensure comparability between all risk-sharing obligations. To date, substantially all of the risk-sharing obligations that we have settled have been from full risk-sharing loans.

(8)Represents the maximum loss we would incur under our risk-sharing obligations if all of the loans we service, for which we retain some risk of loss, were to default and all of the collateral underlying these loans was determined to be without value at the time of settlement. The maximum exposure is not representative of the actual loss we would incur.

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CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its quarterly results on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Listeners can access the webcast via the link: https://walkerdunlop.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uyMNWYwyTTamgbUdQwZCPA or by dialing +1 408 901 0584, Webinar ID 851 8324 3316, Password 121022. Presentation materials related to the conference call will be posted to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website prior to the call. An audio replay will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, along with the presentation materials.


ABOUT WALKER & DUNLOP

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is one of the largest providers of capital to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, enabling real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where people live, work, shop and play — to life. Our people, brand, and technology make W&D one of the most insightful and customer-focused firms in our industry.  With more than 1,400 employees across every major U.S. market, Walker & Dunlop has consistently been named one of Fortune's Great Places to Work® and is committed to making the commercial real estate industry more inclusive and diverse while creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic change in our communities.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company uses adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure. The presentation of adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. When analyzing our operating performance, readers should use adjusted EBITDA in addition to, and not as an alternative for, net income. Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before income taxes, interest expense on our term loan facility and Alliant’s note payable, and amortization and depreciation, adjusted for provision (benefit) for credit losses net of write-offs, stock-based incentive compensation charges, the fair value of expected net cash flows from servicing, net, and non-cash charges associated with the extinguishment of long-term debt, and the gain associated with the revaluation of our previously held equity-method investment in connection with our acquisition of GeoPhy. Because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for our management's discretionary use, as it does not reflect certain cash requirements such as tax and debt service payments. The amounts shown for adjusted EBITDA may also differ from the amounts calculated under similarly titled definitions in our debt instruments, which are further adjusted to reflect certain other cash and non-cash charges that are used to determine compliance with financial covenants.

We use adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the operating performance of our business, for comparison with forecasts and strategic plans and for benchmarking performance externally against competitors. We believe that this non-GAAP measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financials, provides useful information to investors by offering:

the ability to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's on-going operating results;
the ability to better identify trends in the Company's underlying business and perform related trend analyses; and
a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business.

We believe that adjusted EBITDA has limitations in that it does not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that adjusted EBITDA should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with net income on both a consolidated and segment basis. For more information on adjusted EBITDA, refer to the section of this press release below titled “Adjusted Financial Measure Reconciliation to GAAP” and “Adjusted Financial Measure Reconciliation to GAAP By Segment.”

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, projections, plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,”

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“estimates,” “predicts,” or “potential” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. You can also identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans, or intentions.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our current views about future events and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed or contemplated in any forward-looking statement.

While forward-looking statements reflect our good faith projections, assumptions and expectations, they are not guarantees of future results. Furthermore, we disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes, except as required by applicable law. Factors that could cause our results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic conditions and multifamily and commercial real estate market conditions, (2) regulatory and/or legislative changes to Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae or HUD, (3) our ability to retain and attract loan originators and other professionals, (4) risks related to our recently completed acquisitions, including our ability to integrate and achieve the expected benefits of such acquisitions, and (5) changes in federal government fiscal and monetary policies, including any constraints or cuts in federal funds allocated to HUD for loan originations.

For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or contemplated in any forward-looking statements, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any updates or supplements in subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC. Such filings are available publicly on our Investor Relations web page at www.walkerdunlop.com.

CONTACT US

Headquarters:

7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1300

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Phone 301.215.5500

info@walkeranddunlop.com

Investors:

Kelsey Duffey

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Phone 301.202.3207

investorrelations@walkeranddunlop.com

Media:

Carol McNerney

Chief Marketing Officer

Phone 301.215.5515

info@walkeranddunlop.com

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Walker & Dunlop, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

Unaudited

September 30, 

    

June 30,

    

March 31,

    

December 31,

    

September 30, 

2022

2022

2022

2021

2021

(in thousands)

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

152,188

$

151,252

$

141,375

$

305,635

$

318,188

Restricted cash

 

40,246

 

34,361

 

41,584

 

42,812

 

34,875

Pledged securities, at fair value

 

151,413

 

149,560

 

148,647

 

148,996

 

148,774

Loans held for sale, at fair value

 

2,180,117

 

931,516

 

703,629

 

1,811,586

 

2,711,900

Loans held for investment, net

 

247,106

 

247,243

 

216,620

 

269,125

 

233,685

Mortgage servicing rights

 

967,770

 

978,745

 

976,554

 

953,845

 

929,825

Goodwill

948,164

937,881

908,744

698,635

333,249

Other intangible assets

 

202,834

 

207,024

 

211,405

 

183,904

 

8,454

Derivative assets

 

255,295

 

59,810

 

112,023

 

37,364

 

85,486

Receivables, net

 

216,963

 

236,786

 

249,305

 

212,019

 

106,228

Committed investments in tax credit equity

214,430

187,393

223,771

177,322

Other assets, net

 

426,487

 

413,201

 

405,974

 

364,746

 

206,198

Total assets

$

6,003,013

$

4,534,772

$

4,339,631

$

5,205,989

$

5,116,862

Liabilities

Warehouse notes payable

$

2,545,406

$

1,125,677

$

924,280

$

1,941,572

$

2,848,579

Notes payable

 

711,107

 

719,210

 

726,555

 

740,174

 

289,763

Allowance for risk-sharing obligations

 

49,658

 

48,475

 

53,244

 

62,636

 

61,607

Derivative liabilities

 

24,054

 

17,176

 

12,400

 

6,403

 

13,263

Commitments to fund investments in tax credit equity

198,073

173,740

206,605

162,747

Other liabilities

780,012

784,719

779,376

714,250

519,714

Total liabilities

$

4,308,310

$

2,868,997

$

2,702,460

$

3,627,782

$

3,732,926

Stockholders' Equity

Common stock

$

323

$

323

$

324

$

320

$

312

Additional paid-in capital

 

407,417

 

403,668

 

387,009

 

393,022

 

271,562

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(1,460)

(222)

1,588

2,558

2,737

Retained earnings

 

1,256,663

 

1,229,712

 

1,205,384

 

1,154,252

 

1,090,506

Total stockholders’ equity

$

1,662,943

$

1,633,481

$

1,594,305

$

1,550,152

$

1,365,117

Noncontrolling interests

 

31,760

 

32,294

 

42,866

 

28,055

 

18,819

Total equity

$

1,694,703

$

1,665,775

$

1,637,171

$

1,578,207

$

1,383,936

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

6,003,013

$

4,534,772

$

4,339,631

$

5,205,989

$

5,116,862

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Walker & Dunlop, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income

Unaudited

Quarterly Trends

Nine months ended

September 30, 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Q3 2022

Q2 2022

Q1 2022

Q4 2021

Q3 2021

2022

2021

Revenues

Loan origination and debt brokerage fees, net

$

90,858

$

102,605

$

82,310

$

139,421

$

123,242

$

275,773

$

306,593

Fair value of expected net cash flows from servicing, net ("MSR income")

55,291

51,949

52,730

77,879

89,482

159,970

209,266

Servicing fees

 

75,975

 

74,260

 

72,681

 

72,808

 

70,628

 

222,916

 

205,658

Property sales broker fees

30,308

46,386

23,398

54,808

33,677

100,092

65,173

Investment management fees

16,301

16,186

14,858

13,699

2,564

47,345

9,115

Net warehouse interest income

 

3,980

 

5,268

 

4,773

 

7,340

 

5,583

 

14,021

 

14,768

Escrow earnings and other interest income

 

18,129

 

6,751

 

1,803

 

2,178

 

2,032

 

26,683