Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Big Loss at Mortgage Guarantee Insurance Corp. (MTG)

Calculated Risk has awarded the CR quote of the day and brings us a contender for the Climateer Quote of the Day:
...The ramp-up of loss performance relative to delinquencies, the severity and the cure rate deterioration in California and Florida has been at speeds not seen in previous books of business.” emphasis added

And brings us this
From MarketWatch: MGIC posts loss on C-Bass investment
MGIC Investment Corp. Wednesday reported a third-quarter net loss of $372.5 million, or $4.60 a share, compared with net income of $130 million, or $1.55 a share the previous year. The company said its quarterly results included a $303 million write-down related to the impairment of its investment in Credit Based Asset Servicing and Securitization LLC, known as C-Bass, a joint venture owned by MGIC and Radian Group Inc. ... MGIC said "unless the cure rate and loss severity improves, the company does not foresee net income for the fourth quarter of 2007 and the full year 2008."