Fannie Mae Reports Largest Net Income in Company History

Fannie Mae reported annual net income of $17.2 billion for 2012 and quarterly net income of $7.6 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with a net loss of $16.9 billion for 2011.

Washington, D.C.—Fannie Mae reported annual net income of $17.2 billion for 2012 and quarterly net income of $7.6 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with a net loss of $16.9 billion for 2011. The improvement in the company’s full-year and quarterly net income was due primarily to improved credit results driven by a decline in serious delinquency rates, an increase in home prices, higher sales prices on Fannie Mae-owned properties, and the company’s resolution agreements with Bank of America.

As a result of actions to strengthen its financial performance and continued improvement in the housing market, Fannie Mae’s financial results improved significantly in 2012 and the company expects to remain profitable for the foreseeable future. Based on analysis of all relevant factors, Fannie Mae determined that the valuation allowance on the company’s deferred tax assets was still appropriate as of December 31, 2012. The valuation allowance as of December 31, 2012 was $58.9 billion.