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Freddie Mac

FMCC

The federally chartered but privately owned mortgage finance firm, known formally as Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp, has paid back the American government and then some since its bailout following the 2008 housing crisis. Freddie Mac was effectively nationalized in 2012, along with Fannie Mae, and has since returned 100% of its profits each year to the U.S. Treasury and remained in conservatorship. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says it’s time to remove the firms from government control, although a specific path forward is still unclear. Freddie Mac’s revenues grew more than 13% in 2017, but the firm’s stock continued to fall to due to uncertainty for shareholders as changes and reforms approach.

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CEO

Donald H. Layton

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Financials

Industry

Diversified Financials

HQ Location

McLean, Va.

Years on Fortune 500 List

21

Employees

6,165

Company's senior preferred stock is owned by the U.S. Treasury, which also holds a warrant to purchase 79.9% of the common stock.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$74,67613.7%
Profits ($M)$5,625.0-28.0%
Assets ($M)$2,049,776
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$-312
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$878
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues7.5%
Profits as % of Assets0.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)-1.00
EPS % Change (from 2016)-3,433.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)-32.6%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)57.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-22.7%
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