SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 27, 2018
NMI Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
2100 Powell Street, 12th Floor, Emeryville, CA.
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On September 27, 2018, NMI Holdings, Inc. issued a press release to provide updated guidance on its capital position under the revised Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements (PMIERs) released by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Administration on September 27, 2018. A copy of the news release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
The information included in, or furnished with, this report has been "furnished" and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing or other document under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
The information in Item 2.02 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1* NMI Holdings, Inc. Press Release dated September 27, 2018.
* Furnished herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
NMI Holdings, Inc.
Date: September 27, 2018
/s/ Nicole C. Sanchez
Nicole C. Sanchez
VP, Associate General Counsel
NMI Holdings, Inc. Provides Guidance on Capital Position
Under Revised Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2018 --NMI Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ:NMIH), the parent company of National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), today provided guidance on its capital position under the revised Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements (PMIERs) released by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs), and the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) on September 27, 2018.
As previously disclosed, at June 30, 2018, National MI had PMIERs total available assets of $653.1 million, compared to risk-based required assets of $587.2 million, with $65.9 million of excess funding capacity. Under the revised PMIERs framework, the company estimates that its total available assets would have been $681.3 million and its risk-based required assets would have been $593.6 million as of June 30, 2018, with pro forma excess funding capacity of $87.7 million.
In July 2018, National MI obtained $264.5 million of excess of loss reinsurance coverage through an Insurance-Linked Notes offering. Giving effect to this reinsurance coverage and the revised PMIERs framework, National
MI estimates that its pro forma excess available assets would have been $352.2 million at June 30, 2018.
The GSEs and FHFA have indicated that the revised PMIERs framework will take effect on March 31, 2019. National MI expects to remain in full compliance with the existing and revised PMIERs, as applicable, prior to and after March 31, 2019.
About NMI Holdings
NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH) is the parent company of National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a U.S.-based, private mortgage insurance company enabling low down payment borrowers to realize home ownership while protecting lenders and investors against losses related to a borrower's default. To learn more, please visit www.nationalmi.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release or any other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company in connection therewith may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), and the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA). The PSLRA provides a "safe harbor" for any forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in or incorporated by reference in this release are forward-looking statements, including any statements about our expectations, outlook, beliefs, plans, predictions, forecasts, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "can," "could," "may," "predict," "assume," "potential," "should," "will," "estimate," "plan," "project," "continuing," "ongoing," "expect," "intend" and similar words or phrases. All forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve estimates, known and unknown risks, assumptions and uncertainties that may turn out to be inaccurate and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in them. Many risks and uncertainties are inherent in our industry and markets. Others are more specific to our business and operations. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements include, but are not limited to: changes in the business practices of the GSEs that may impact the use of private mortgage insurance as credit enhancement; our ability to remain an eligible mortgage insurer under the PMIERs, including the financial requirements, and other requirements of the GSEs, which they may change at any time; retention of our existing certificates of authority in each state and the District of Columbia (D.C.) and our ability to remain a mortgage insurer in good standing in each state and D.C.; our future profitability, liquidity and capital resources; actions of existing competitors, including governmental agencies like the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Veterans Administration (VA), and potential market entry by new competitors or consolidation of existing competitors; developments in the world's financial and capital markets and our access to such markets, including reinsurance; adoption of new or changes to existing laws and regulations that impact our business or financial condition directly or the mortgage insurance industry generally or their enforcement and implementation by regulators; changes to the GSEs' role in the secondary mortgage market or other changes that could affect the residential mortgage industry generally or mortgage insurance in particular; any pending or future lawsuits, investigations or inquiries; changes in general economic, market and political conditions and policies, interest rates, inflation and investment results or other conditions that affect the housing market or the markets for home mortgages or mortgage insurance; our ability to successfully execute and implement our capital plans, including our ability to access the reinsurance market and to enter into, and receive approval of, reinsurance arrangements on terms and conditions that are acceptable to us, the GSEs and our regulators; our ability to implement our business strategy, including our ability to write mortgage insurance on high quality low
down payment residential mortgage loans, implement successfully and on a timely basis, complex infrastructure, systems, procedures, and internal controls to support our business and regulatory and reporting requirements of the insurance industry; our ability to attract and retain a diverse customer base, including the largest mortgage originators; failure of risk management or pricing or investment strategies; emergence of unexpected claims and coverage issues, including claims exceeding our reserves or amounts we expected to experience; potential adverse impacts arising from natural disasters, including, with respect to the affected areas, a decline in new business, adverse effects on home prices, and an increase in notices of default on insured mortgages; the inability of our counter-parties, including third party reinsurers, to meet their obligations to us; our ability to utilize our net operating loss carryforwards, which could be limited or eliminated in various ways, including if we experience an ownership change as defined in Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code; failure to maintain, improve and continue to develop necessary information technology systems or the failure of technology providers to perform; ability to recruit, train and retain key personnel; and general economic downturns and volatility. These risks and uncertainties also include, but are not limited to, those set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" detailed in Item 1A of Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and in Item IA of Part II of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, as subsequently updated through other reports we file with the SEC. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement, which speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, future events or circumstances that occur after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by law.
John M. Swenson
Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasury
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