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  • Previous Rank32
  • Revenues ($M)69,367
  • Revenue Percent Change-14.6%
  • Profits ($M)7,690
  • Profits Percent Change-84.2%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)1,482

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac and its big sister Fannie Mae faced harsh criticism for helping to spark the financial crisis of 2008, but they’re back from near-death and are as profitable as ever. Still under the stewardship of the U.S. government, the McLean, Va.-based Freddie Mac banked $7.7 billion in profits last year—an 84% decrease from the year before—money that it sent to the government in return for its crisis-related bailout. What lies ahead for the two entities remains a looming question mark. While some economists in favor of privatization of the mortgage insurance market have called for their abolishment, many people feel they’re too integral to the housing market to do away with entirely.

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Company Info

Donald H. Layton
Diversified Financials
HQ Location
McLean, VA
Years on List18

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)69,367-14.6%
Profits ($M)7,690-84.2%
Total Stockholder Equity2,651-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)1,482-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues11.1%
Profits as % of Assets0.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity290.1%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)-0.72
EPS % Change (from 2013)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)-29%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-29.3%