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25. Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 25 (Previous rank: 20)
CEO: Charles E. Haldeman Jr.
Was this company a 2011 top stock?

Freddie Mac has seen far better years. The mortgage giant -- which was taken over by the federal government in September 2008 as the U.S. housing market collapsed -- posted a $5.3 billion loss in net income for 2011, marking five straight years of losses.

Freddie Mac came under fire in January 2012 amid revelations that its investing arm had been placing bets in which it would benefit if homeowners stuck with their very high-interest mortgages while other parts of Freddie worked to prevent such homeowners to modify precisely these types of mortgages.

The organization also says it's struggling with turnover issues. Freddie Mac CEO Charles Haldeman announced plans to step down from his post in 2012. A search for a replacement, who will be Freddie's third CEO since the 2008 federal takeover, is underway.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 88,262.0 -10.3
Profits -5,266.0 N.A.
Assets 2,147,216.0
Stockholders' equity -146.0
Market value (3/29/2012) 197.5
Profits as % of  
Revenues -6.0
Assets -0.2
Stockholders' equity N.A.
Earnings per share  
2011 $ -3.63
% change from 2010 N.A.
2001-2011 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2011 -30.4
2001-2011 annual rate -42.7
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 General Electric 6 147,616.0
2 Fannie Mae 8 137,451.0
3 Freddie Mac 25 88,262.0
4 INTL FCStone 30 75,497.6
5 Marsh & McLennan 231 11,526.0
6 Aon 235 11,287.0
7 Ameriprise Financial 248 10,621.0
8 SLM 426 5,756.0
Issue date: May 21, 2012
The U.S. Treasury holds a warrant to purchase 79.9% of the company's common stock.
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Freddie Mac
8200 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
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