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Residential Capital, LLC - Subsidiary of GMAC



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Update - 2008-06-03: Rescap's floundering becomes markedly more desperate. Today in Yahoo Business:

Residential Capital LLC, the mortgage lending unit of GMAC LLC, said Tuesday it needs more than three times more cash to stay in business than it estimated just weeks ago.

ResCap estimates it now needs about $2 billion in cash by the end of June to meet liquidity demands, according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It previously estimated it needed just $600 million by the end of the month.

Update - 2008-05-06: Rescap has inched steadily closer to bankruptcy since our last update, as recent news suggests. Bloomberg reports today that GMAC "may keep the mortgage unit afloat long enough to find a buyer or break it up."

Yesterday, Rescap announced an offering to exchange $14 billion of notes to extend maturies between 2010 and 2015 for "as little as 80 cents on the dollar," Bloomberg reported. "To finance the debt restructuring, ResCap is seeking a new $3.5 billion credit line from its parent GMAC," the article notes.

Rescap admits even this may not be enough in it's Q1 8-K filing with the SEC:

"There is a significant risk that we will not be able to meet our debt service obligations, be unable to meet certain financial covenants in our credit facilities, and be in a negative liquidity position in June 2008."

Rescap (Residential Capital, LLC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of GMAC, LLC (which is owned by General Motors Corp. and Cerberus Capital Management L.P.). Rescap subsidiaries at risk of BK or being dumped include Ditech, GMAC Bank, GMAC Mortgage, and Homecomings Financial.

Update - 2008-04-24: In news we posted today, HousingWire reports Rescap "had borrowed $468 million ... against a $750 million credit facility" newly established with GMAC on 2008-04-18. Also of concern: $875 million in revolving credit and a $1.75 billion dollar loan, set to mature in June and July respectively.

On 2008-04-07 TheStreet reported that GMAC "bought ResCap debt with a face value of $1.2 billion in the open market for just $607 million" and "investors are questioning how long the company will continue to invest in ResCap to keep the second largest independent mortgage lender out of bankruptcy."

Update - 2008-02-22: In an article out today, S&P downgrades will put more pressure on GMAC to inject more money, or bail out:

"NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) - GMAC LLC and its Residential Capital LLC mortgage unit were cut several notches deeper into junk status by Standard & Poor's, which said mounting mortgage losses might require new capital injections from General Motors Corp (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Cerberus Capital Management LP [CBS.UL].

S&P on Friday downgraded GMAC three notches to "B-plus," its fourth-highest junk grade, from "BB-plus," and cut ResCap four notches to "B" from "BB-plus." Its rating outlook is negative, suggesting further downward pressure."

Update - 2007-11-23: Rescap appears to be heading closer to the Imploded list per an article November 20, 2007:

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond investors are betting that finance company GMAC, and its major backer Cerberus Capital LP (CBS.UL: Quote, Profile, Research), will not provide further capital injections for GMAC's unit Residential Capital (ResCap), the second-largest independent U.S. mortgage lender.

Bonds of ResCap already trade at levels reflecting bankruptcy fears, and investors say ResCap would need at least another $1 billion capital injection from GMAC or Cerberus in the next month to avoid violating loan agreements with debt investors."

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Update (2007-10-26): Homecomings Financial is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of GMAC LLC.

According to a Manager who is being laid off this week, Homecomings is closing all offices this year and will maintain one office in each of North Carolina, Texas, and Washington.

A Mortgage Broker in California received this from their AE:

"Homecomings Financial is going through a company wide restructuring due to the current market conditions. Unfortunately, we had to layoff 3,000 people today, which is 25% of our workforce. Our Newport Beach office will be closing as of December 31st, 2008 and migrating with the Bellevue, Washington office. In addition, in saddens me to say that every AE that has been with the company for less than 12 months has been layed off, which includes me..."

Another reader reports the following, which 'appears' to be an internal memo:

"Effective immediately, Homecomings Financial will be sharing customer information with its affiliate, GMAC Bank, which will evaluate qualified loan transactions for purchase. Before GMAC Bank can consider a loan for approval, Homecomings Financial must first obtain a complete and signed GMAC Bank Opt In Agreement from all borrowers listed on a loan application in order for the application to be reviewed, processed and underwritten by GMAC Bank. Homecomings Financial will return any loan applications that do not have a complete and signed GMAC Bank Opt In Agreement, which permits Homecomings Financial to share personal information with GMAC Bank. Brokers can obtain the GMAC Bank Opt In Agreement on our web site at Nothing contained herein shall be considered a commitment to lend on the part of GMAC Bank. Homecomings Financial and GMAC Bank are Equal Housing Lenders. GMAC Bank is a Member FDIC."

Original Article (2007-01-16):

Will cut around 1,000 jobs.

Causing headaches for GM; even though they sold GMAC in Nov 2006:

GM, which announced Thursday that it wouldn't report its results as scheduled tomorrow because of accounting problems and the need to finalize GMAC numbers, sold 51% of GMAC for $14 billion to Cerberus Capital Management. The deal closed Nov. 30, and accountants for GM and Cerberus have since been poring over the books to make sure the $14.4 billion tangible net book value ascribed to GMAC at the time is reliable. If the value is higher or lower, GM or Cerberus may need to pay out certain settlements.


Lehman Brothers auto analyst Brian Johnson said in a note Friday that complications related to estimating the value of GMAC's [Residential Capital, LLC] mortgage unit could cost the auto maker $300 million to $400 million in cash charges in the first half. [Residential Capital, LLC] has long been viewed as the crown jewel in the GMAC portfolio, but it has fallen under industrywide pressure that has hurt many traditionally strong lenders and may have diminished [Residential Capital, LLC]'s value.

A Lehman update has subsequently put the estimate of the write-downs and other related expenses at $950 million.

I guess GM was too slow.

*Note: Not to be confused with Residential Capital, LP, another Lender.

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