Subprime mortgage crisis The s were the decade of subprime borrowers; no longer was this a segment left to fringe lenders. The relaxing of credit lending standards by investment banks and commercial banks drove this about-face. Subprime did not become magically less risky; Wall Street just accepted this higher risk. However, as market power shifted from securitizers to originators and as intense competition from private securitizers undermined GSE power, mortgage standards declined and risky loans proliferated.
The increased loss and loss adjustment expenses were primarily from Puerto Rico insured credits. The decrease in book value per share since year-end was mainly due to the consolidated net loss for the year, partially offset by the reduction of shares outstanding from the repurchase of The negative comparison for was primarily due to increased loss and loss adjustment expenses at National, primarily due to its Puerto Rico exposures.
Nonetheless, we have seized several opportunities to enhance shareholder value by significantly reducing expenses, improving the liquidity of our holding company and purchasing MBIA Inc. The lower loss this year was primarily due to a pretax impairment loss related to the sale of MBIA UK that was included in the results for the fourth quarter of and mark-to-market and debt buyback gains, partially offset by higher loss and loss adjustment expenses at National, primarily related to its Puerto Rico exposures.
During the fourth quarter ofNational purchased National ended the quarter with a leverage ratio of gross par to statutory capital of 26 to 1, down from 32 to 1 as of year-end Conference Call The Company will host a webcast and conference call for investors tomorrow, Friday, March 2, at 8: The webcast and conference call will consist of brief remarks followed by a question and answer session.
The dial-in number for the call is in the U. The conference call code is A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible on www. A replay of the conference call will become available approximately two hours after the completion of the call on March 2 and will remain available until The code for the replay of the call is In addition, a recorded replay of the call will become available on the Company's website approximately two hours after the completion of the call.
These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected, including, among other factors, the possibility that MBIA Inc.
These and other factors that could affect financial performance or could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates contained in or underlying MBIA Inc. Please visit MBIA's website at www. The Company uses ABV as a measure of fundamental value and considers the change in ABV an important measure of periodic financial performance.
The Company has limited such adjustments to those items that it deems to be important to fundamental value and performance and which the likelihood and amount can be reasonably estimated.
ABV assumes no new business activity. ABV per share represents that amount of ABV allocated to each common share outstanding at the measurement date. CPR consists of total financial resources and reserves calculated on a statutory basis.
There is no directly comparable GAAP measure. Adjusted Net Income Loss: Adjusted Net Income Loss is a useful measurement of performance because it measures income from the Company excluding its international and structured finance insurance segment, which is not part of our ongoing business strategy.
Also excluded from Adjusted Net Income Loss are investment portfolio realized gains and losses, gains and losses on financial instruments at fair value and foreign exchange, and realized gains and losses on extinguishment of debt. Adjusted Net Income Loss per share represents that amount of Adjusted Net Income Loss allocated to each fully diluted weighted-average common share outstanding for the measurement period.It means that at the current level of sales and with the company's current prices and cost structure, a reduction in sales of $12,, or %, would result in just breaking even.
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