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$FNM Posts Monster Profits, Company Sends Some Money Back to the Treasury

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fannie Mae , the nation’s biggest mortgage finance company, said on Thursday it will pay $59.4 billion in dividends to the U.S. Treasury after a record profit in the first quarter that reflecting a multibillion dollar gain from reversing an earlier writedown of tax benefits.

The government-controlled company reported pretax income of $8.1 billion for the quarter and booked an additional gain of $50.6 billion on the tax assets, resulting in net income of $58.7 billion. That compared to a $2.7 billion profit in the same three months a year earlier.

Since its return to profitability, Fannie Mae has been considering when to start counting potential tax credits as part of its net worth….”

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