Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies (Notes)
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Jun. 30, 2013
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Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
Consolidation and Basis of Presentation
The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, have been condensed or omitted according to such SEC rules and regulations. Management believes, however, that the disclosures included in these interim condensed consolidated financial statements are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. In the opinion of management, all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial condition of the Company at June 30, 2013 and results of operations for all periods presented have been made. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 should not be construed as indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with GAAP. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires us to make a number of significant estimates and assumptions. These estimates include estimates of fair value of certain assets and liabilities, amount and timing of credit losses, prepayment rates, the period of time during which the Company anticipates an increase in the fair values of real estate securities sufficient to recover unrealized losses in those securities, and other estimates that affect the reported amounts of certain assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of certain revenues and expenses during the reported period. It is likely that changes in these estimates (e.g., valuation changes due to supply and demand, credit performance, prepayments, interest rates, or other reasons) will occur in the near term. The Company's estimates are inherently subjective in nature and actual results could differ from its estimates and the differences may be material.
The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company include the accounts of all subsidiaries; inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.
The Company's investment in the common stock of Silver Bay was reviewed for consolidation under the applicable consolidation guidance, including voting control and variable interest entities ("VIE") models. The Company concluded that it did not have voting control of Silver Bay nor was Silver Bay considered a VIE and, therefore, consolidation of Silver Bay was not required.
The legal entity used in securitization (i.e., the securitization trust), which is considered a VIE for financial reporting purposes, was also reviewed for consolidation under the applicable consolidation guidance. As the Company has both the power to direct the activities of the securitization trust that most significantly impact the entity's performance, and the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits of the entity that could be significant, the Company consolidates the trust. The accounting is consistent with a secured financing, where the loans and securitized debt are both carried on the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Significant Accounting Policies
Mortgage Servicing Rights, at Fair Value
The MSRs acquired in conjunction with the acquisition of the Company's MSR subsidiary represent the right to service mortgage loans. As of June 30, 2013, the Company and its subsidiaries do not originate or directly service mortgage loans, and instead contract with fully licensed subservicers to handle all servicing functions for the loans underlying the Company's MSRs. However, as an owner and manager of MSRs, the Company may be obligated to fund advances of principal and interest payments due to third party owners of the loans, but not yet received from the individual borrowers. These advances are reported as servicing advances within the other assets line item on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
MSRs are reported at fair value within the other assets line item on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Changes in the fair value of MSRs as well as servicing fee income are reported within other income on the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive (loss) income. The related subservicing expenses are recorded in other operating expenses on the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive (loss) income.
See Note 13 - Other Assets for further discussion on MSRs.
Equity Incentive Plan
The Company adopted an equity incentive plan in 2009 which provides incentive compensation to attract and retain qualified directors, officers, advisors, consultants and other personnel, including PRCM Advisers LLC and its affiliates. The 2009 equity incentive plan is administered by the compensation committee of the Company's board of directors. The 2009 equity incentive plan permits the granting of restricted shares of common stock, phantom shares, dividend equivalent rights and other equity-based awards.
On May 21, 2013, the Company’s stockholders approved the restated 2009 equity incentive plan, which effectuated, among other changes, an increase in the number of shares available for issuance under the restated 2009 equity incentive plan by 2,800,000 shares of common stock. Other amendments provide for the possibility of making grants of equity-based compensation to the Company’s executive officers and other key employees of the Company’s external manager, PRCM Advisers LLC, upon a determination by the compensation committee, and the implementation of certain best practices of equity-based compensation.
The cost of equity-based compensation awarded to employees of our manager is determined using fair value liability accounting in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation, or ASC 718, and amortized over the vesting term.
Offsetting Assets and Liabilities
Certain of the Company's repurchase agreements are governed by underlying agreements that provide for a right of setoff in the event of default of either party to the agreement. The Company also has netting arrangements in place with all derivative counterparties pursuant to standard documentation developed by the International Swap and Derivatives Association, or ISDA. Additionally, the Company and the counterparty are required to post cash collateral based upon the net underlying market value of the Company's open positions with the counterparty.
Under GAAP, if the Company has a valid right of setoff, it may offset the related asset and liability and report the net amount. The Company presents repurchase agreements subject to master netting arrangements or similar agreements on a gross basis, and derivative assets and liabilities subject to such arrangements on a net basis, based on derivative type and counterparty, in its condensed consolidated balance sheets. Separately, the Company presents cash collateral subject to such arrangements on a net basis, based on counterparty, in its condensed consolidated balance sheets. However, the Company does not offset financial assets and liabilities with the associated cash collateral on its condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The following tables present information about the Company's assets and liabilities that are subject to master netting arrangements or similar agreements and can potentially be offset on the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012:
Refer to Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in the Company's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K regarding additional significant accounting policies.
Recently Issued and/or Adopted Accounting Standards
Offsetting Assets and Liabilities
In December 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, issued ASU No. 2011-11, which amends ASC 210, Balance Sheet. The amendments in this ASU enhance disclosures required by U.S. GAAP by requiring improved information about financial instruments and derivative instruments that are either (1) offset in accordance with ASC 210, Balance Sheet or ASC 815, Other Presentation Matters or (2) subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement. ASU 2011-11 is effective for the first interim or annual period beginning on or after January 1, 2013. In January 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-01, which limits the scope of ASU 2011-11 to certain derivatives, repurchase agreements and securities lending arrangements. ASU 2013-01 is also effective for the first interim or annual period beginning on or after January 1, 2013. Adopting both ASU 2011-11 and ASU 2013-01 did not have any impact on the Company's condensed consolidated financial condition or results of operations, but did impact financial statement disclosures.
In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-02, which amends ASC 220, Comprehensive Income. The amendments are intended to make the presentation of items within Other Comprehensive Income (OCI) more prominent. ASU 2013-02 requires reclassification adjustments between OCI and net income to be presented separately on the face of the financial statements. The new guidance does not change the requirement to present items of net income and OCI, and totals for net income, OCI and comprehensive income in a single continuous statement or two consecutive statements. ASU 2013-02 is effective for the first interim or annual period beginning on or after December 15, 2012. Adopting this ASU did not have any impact on the Company's condensed consolidated financial condition or results of operations, but did impact financial statement disclosures.
The entire disclosure for the basis of presentation and significant accounting policies concepts. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS). Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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