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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
WAC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WAC: 0.09 )
WAC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.67
Current: 0.09

0
2.67
Equity to Asset 0.07
WAC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. WAC: 0.07 )
WAC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.07

-0.19
0.4
Interest Coverage 1.54
WAC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WAC: 1.54 )
WAC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.54

0.01
2.06
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.20
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 27.40
WAC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. WAC: 27.40 )
WAC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -982.03   Max: 49.31
Current: 27.4

-982.03
49.31
Net-margin (%) 16.57
WAC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. WAC: 16.57 )
WAC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -973.09   Max: 115.38
Current: 16.57

-973.09
115.38
ROE (%) 21.72
WAC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. WAC: 21.72 )
WAC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25   Max: 21.72
Current: 21.72

-25
21.72
ROA (%) 1.46
WAC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. WAC: 1.46 )
WAC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -59.17   Max: 6.03
Current: 1.46

-59.17
6.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 269.01
WAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 78.30 vs. WAC: 269.01 )
WAC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 269.01
Current: 269.01

-4.7
269.01
Revenue Growth (%) 118.30
WAC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WAC: 118.30 )
WAC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -64.5   Max: 159.8
Current: 118.3

-64.5
159.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 113.10
WAC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. WAC: 113.10 )
WAC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.2   Max: 113.1
Current: 113.1

-66.2
113.1
EPS Growth (%) 68.70
WAC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. WAC: 68.70 )
WAC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -74.1   Max: 68.7
Current: 68.7

-74.1
68.7
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

WAC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jeremy Grantham 9,800 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,568,635 sh (+38.02%)
Steven Cohen 1,168,502 sh (+28.49%)
John Keeley 1,428,137 sh (+9.56%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 774,425 sh (+4.24%)
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Q3 2013

WAC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mariko Gordon 8,725 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 10,902 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 53,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,233,564 sh (+5.57%)
John Keeley 1,459,193 sh (+2.17%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 766,465 sh (-1.03%)
Pioneer Investments 1,252,029 sh (-20.18%)
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Q4 2013

WAC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 13,866 sh (+27.19%)
John Keeley 1,599,514 sh (+9.62%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 763,275 sh (-0.42%)
Pioneer Investments 1,223,145 sh (-2.31%)
Steven Cohen 1,186,709 sh (-3.8%)
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Q1 2014

WAC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 758,141 sh (-0.67%)
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Latest Guru Trades with WAC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$33.41 - $41.31 $ 27.69-26%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 27.19%$33.41 - $41.31 $ 27.69-26%13866
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$31.77 - $42.27 $ 27.69-28%8725
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$31.77 - $42.27 $ 27.69-28%10902
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Add 4.24%0.11%$32 - $40.74 $ 27.69-22%774425
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-03-31 New Buy2.71%$32.49 - $49.61 $ 27.69-38%742950
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 19.33%0.15%$32.49 - $49.61 $ 27.69-38%1303576
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -23.17%0.28%$37.33 - $48.33 $ 27.69-34%1092393
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Reduce -21.8%0.21%$21.93 - $39.3 $ 27.690%1421870
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$20.51 - $26.37 $ 27.6922%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.04%$19.5 - $27.58 $ 27.6914%100600
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Guru Investment Theses on Walter Investment Management Corp

Investment Guru John Keeley Comments on Walter Investment Management - Mar 26, 2013

Walter Investment Management (WAC) was the largest contributor to the portfolio's results in 2012. The mortgage servicer benefited from the challenges of the larger mortgage players that have been looking to reduce their exposure to mortgage related assets. Walter has successfully acquired these assets at a meaningful discount and the position added 151 basis points of performance in 2012 after rising over 109 percent for the year.

From Keeley Funds' fourth quarter 2012 investor letter.


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John Keeley Comments on Walter Investment Management - Dec 11, 2012

Another top performing position in the Fund was Walter Investment Management (WAC), which rose over 61 percent and added 70 basis points of return to the portfolio over the past year. Although the company is placed in the technology sector, we believe that this mortgage servicer would be more properly represented in the financial sector. The company continues to benefit from trends in the industry favoring smaller players, and management expects to position itself for growth via acquisitions. We continue to favor the company based on the fact that it remains in the growth phase of its business cycle and despite the rise in its stock price, the current valuation remains attractive.

From Keeley Funds’ 2012 annual report.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 4.20
WAC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. WAC: 4.20 )
WAC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 202.57
Current: 4.2

2.25
202.57
P/B 0.90
WAC's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WAC: 0.90 )
WAC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.9

0.01
2.42
P/S 0.68
WAC's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 1640 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. WAC: 0.68 )
WAC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 17.36
Current: 0.68

0.26
17.36
EV-to-EBIT 17.20
WAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. WAC: 17.20 )
WAC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 758.3
Current: 17.2

9.2
758.3
PEG 0.10
WAC's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WAC: 0.10 )
WAC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.01
Current: 0.1

0.1
5.01

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.20
WAC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WAC: 0.20 )
WAC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 32.36
Current: 0.2

0.1
32.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
WAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WAC: 5.80 )
WAC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 10.9
Current: 5.8

0.1
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.52
WAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. WAC: -6.52 )
WAC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -42.8   Max: 795.2
Current: -6.52

-42.8
795.2

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance
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Walter Investment Management Corp is a fee-based business services provider to the residential mortgage industry. The Company is a specialty servicer providing residential loan servicing that focuses on credit-sensitive residential mortgage assets located in the United States, or U.S. It is also a mortgage portfolio owner and operates an insurance agency serving residential loan customers. The Company now manages its business through four primary segments: Servicing; Asset Receivables Management, or ARM; Insurance; and Loans and Residuals. Servicing business segment consists of operations that perform servicing for third-party investors in residential mortgages, manufactured housing and consumer installment loans and contracts, as well as for the Loans and Residuals segment and for the Non-Residual Trusts, which is reported with other corporate items. ARM business segment performs collections of post charge-off deficiency balances on behalf of securitization trusts and third-party asset owners. Insurance business segment provides voluntary and lender-placed hazard insurance for residential loans, as well as other ancillary products, through its insurance agencies for a commission to third parties as well as to its Loans and Residuals segment. Loans and Residuals business segment consists of the assets and liabilities of the Residual Trusts, as well as its unencumbered residential loan portfolio and real estate owned. The Company competes with a variety of third-party providers for servicing opportunities, including large financial institutions, as well as non-bank servicers. The Company's business is subject to numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations, and may be subject to judicial and administrative decisions imposing various requirements and restrictions.

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