The Fannie Mae Black Hole Gets Deeper
Pays the U.S. Government a $2.1 Billion Dividend
and Requests an Additional $2.5 Billion
This is simply crazy!!
Fannie Mae Earnings Press Release
WASHINGTON DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today reported a net loss of $1.3 billion in the third quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of $1.2 billion in the second quarter of the year. The company continues to focus on building a strong new book of business and returning to profitability (excluding Treasury dividend payments), and its operating results reflect stabilizing credit-related expenses and increasing revenues.
The company’s net loss attributable to common stockholders was $3.5 billion, including $2.1 billion in dividend payments to the U.S. Treasury. To eliminate the company’s net worth deficit of $2.4 billion as of September 30, 2010, more than 85 percent of which is the dividend payment to Treasury, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has requested $2.5 billion on the company’s behalf from Treasury. Upon receiving those funds, the company’s total obligation to Treasury for its senior preferred stock will be $88.6 billion. The company has paid a total of $8.1 billion in dividends to Treasury. Fannie Mae's Report