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Mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae has been in conservatorship since the company nearly went bust and required a government takeover in late 2008. But ever since 2012, when real estate prices finally starting rising again nationwide, the firm has been a cash cow for the United States government, returning $147.6 billion to the Treasury Department’s coffers, far more than the $116.1 billion bailout it received. The fact that it is required now to send all of its profits to the Treasury rather than rebuilding its capital is controversial because the policy means that Fannie would have to tap the Treasury again if the market goes sour and it starts losing money once again. Housing finance reform, however, remains stalled in Congress, like much else these days.

Company Information

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.
Timothy J. Mayopoulos
Diversified Financials
HQ Location
Washington, DC
Years on Global 500 List19

Fannie Mae Rank History


Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$110,359-5.2%
Profits ($M)$10,954-22.9%
Assets ($M)$3,221,917-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$4,030-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues9.9%
Profits as % of Assets0.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity271.8%