Obituary: PennyMac founder Stanford Kurland
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated Jan. 27 to include the fact that Kurland died of complications from COVID-19. Stanford Kurland made a fortune from his first foray into mortgage banking, and his timely exit from Countrywide Financial came just before the housing bubble burst. His second foray made him even richer, but it also Read More →
PennyMac Financial Services misses analysts’ first-quarter profit estimates
Westlake Village-based PennyMac Financial Services reported first-quarter profit of $10.9 million or 47 cents per share on May 5. The results were lower than Wall Street expectations, which analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had put at 63 cents per share. PennyMac Financial Services reported $62 million in pretax income for the first quarter of Read More →
PennyMac Financial beats analyst estimates for second quarter
Westlake Village-based PennyMac Financial Services reported a net income of $74.3 million for the second quarter of 2016 on revenue of $207.8 million, exceeding analyst projection on earnings per share and revenue. PennyMac Financial, which was founded by former Countrywide Financial Services executives after that company was acquired by Bank of America, reported earnings of Read More →
PennyMac beats profit expectations but misses on revenue
Moorpark-based PennyMac Financial Services reported a $68.9 million profit on revenue of $187.2 million for the fourth quarter, beating Wall Street expectations on profit but missing on revenue. PennyMac Financial, which was founded by former Countrywide Financial Services executives after that company was acquired by Bank of America, reported a profit 58 cents per share Read More →
Dubroff: Mozilo is in denial, government grabs for cash and we pay the bill
An unrepentant Angelo Mozilo remains a key figure at the center of the housing collapse and financial crisis. Interviewed by Bloomberg News from his home in Montecito in early September, the former Countrywide Financial Corp. Chairman said he had no regrets about the wild ride that transformed the Calabasas firm from a small mortgage company Read More →
Profits rise at PennyMac firms
Moorpark-based PennyMac Financial Services said profits rose to $51.4 million on revenue of $130.4 million for the second quarter, beating Wall Street expectations for both measures.
Editorial: Large employers loosen grip on Ventura County
Half-a-dozen years ago, East Ventura County’s economy was heavily dependent on two very large employers: subprime lending giant Countrywide Financial Corp. and biotech behemoth Amgen.