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Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD)

  • Wed, May 6, 12:45 PM
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  • Wed, May 6, 7:49 AM
    • Q1 net income of $21.3M or $0.66 per share vs. $7.1M and $0.21 one year ago. Adjusted EBITDA of $35.4M up from $19.8M.
    • Loan origination volume of $4.3B up 175%.
    • "The wave has hit," says CEO Willy Walker, noting the company has been ramping up acquisitions of businesses and talent in anticipation of a commercial refinancing wave over the next few years.
    • Servicing portfolio of $46.1B up 18% Y/Y. Servicing fees of $26.8M up 15%.
    • Conference call at 8:30
    • Previously: Walker & Dunlop beats by $0.32, beats on revenue (May 6)
    • WD +7.2% premarket
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  • Thu, Apr. 23, 10:46 PM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) will replace Riverbed Technology (set to be acquired) in the S&P MidCap 400 after Monday's close. Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) will replace Entropic Communications (also set to be acquired) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the April 30 close.
    • Dunkin' rose to $52.71 in AH trading, after rising 7.9% in regular trading in response to its Q1 beat and guidance hike. Walker & Dunlop rose to $19.34.
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  • Tue, Mar. 17, 8:52 AM
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  • Mon, Mar. 16, 4:23 PM
    • Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) announces a secondary offering of 8.25M shares held by funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG). WD will not receive any proceeds from the sale.
    • Fortress is selling another 3M shares to be purchased directly by Walker & Dunlop at the same price as the secondary offering price.
    • At the completion of these deals, Fortress will no longer hold any stock in WD.
    • Source: Press Release
    • Shares -2% after hours
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  • Nov. 20, 2014, 11:19 AM
    • Walker & Dunlop (WD -7.2%) priced a public offering a 2M shares for Fortress Investment at $15.50 each. The underwriter greenshoe is for another 300K shares at that price.
    • Today's decline brings the stock to $15.15.
    • Source: Press Release
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  • Nov. 20, 2014, 9:15 AM
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  • Aug. 6, 2014, 10:39 AM
    • Adjusted net income of $12.9M or $0.40 per share vs. $15.3M and $0.44 one year ago. Adjusted EBITDA of $20.9M vs. $14M.
    • Loan originations of $2.4B in Q2 off 7% Y/Y, but CEL Willy Walker notes the commercial loan refinancing market is down 23% and the GSEs' origination volume YTD is down 48%. Loan originations with Frannie up 12% and comprise 65% of all action in Q2.
    • Total revenue of $85.3M of 6% Y/Y, with a 17% decline in mortgage banking gains, partially offset by a big boost in net interest income from loans on the balance sheet. Servicing fees of $24M made up 28% of total revenue.
    • Gains from mortgage banking of $52.2 down from $63.1M a year ago. Loan origination fees of $29.5M down 15%. Gains from MSRs or $22.8M down 20%.
    • WD -2.1% 
    • Previously: Walker & Dunlop misses by $0.03, misses on revenue
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  • Mar. 17, 2014, 11:29 AM
    • Walker & Dunlop (WD +7.2%) late Friday agreed to repurchase all 2.45M shares of its common stock held by Column Guarantee (an affiliate of Credit Suisse) for a negotiated price of $14.50 each. The stock closed Friday at $15.45. Today's gain brings it to $16.65.
    • The total float on the stock is 34M shares.
    • Press release
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  • Oct. 1, 2013, 12:47 PM
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  • May 28, 2013, 1:07 PM
    Hit by a flurry of insider sales (as lockups expired) over the past couple of months, Walker & Dunlop (WD +2%) gets a boost from a big buy, with Fortress Investment Group (FIG +2.9%) disclosing the upping of its stake from about 33% to nearly 40%. "I guess Wes Edens likes their business model," tweets Dynex Capital (DX) CEO and hedge funder Tom Akin.
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  • Feb. 27, 2013, 12:36 PM
    Starwood Property Trust (STWD +4.2%) following its big earnings beat. The company put another $1B to work in Q4, bringing 2012's total to $2.6B. Assets held for investment sum to $3.4B with annualized levered return of 11.7%-12.2% expected over their life. "CMBS originators appear to be in a sweet spot," says Dynex (DX) CEO Tom Akin, looking forward to Walker & Dunlop's (WD) report next week.
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  • Jun. 8, 2012, 12:58 PM
    Walker & Dunlop (WD +6.7%) flies higher after buying CWCapital for about $220M. Both companies are commercial lenders, particularly in the apartment sector. The acquisition will make W&D the 2nd largest multi-family lender in a country in which rentals are the big new thing. (PR)
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Company Description
Walker & Dunlop Inc is a provider of commercial real estate finance, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. The Company originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate finance products.
Sector: Financial
Country: United States