# Interpretation of SMM - Reading # 48

Mr. Jamison should interpret the SMM as follows: 0.9459% of the mortgage pool available to prepay in month 42 prepaid in the month.

Although there is explanation of similar stuff on page 424 of this reading but I am not able to understand this specially highlighted area.

Any simple explanation?

SMM of 0.9549% in month 42 has the interpretation that 0.9549% of the beginning pool balance left after scheduled montly payments in month 42 actually prepaid . i.e. Prepayment in excess of scheduled monthly payment of the pool. Potentially, prepayment could be the entire balance amount of pool but that could only be expected in reponse to a major catastrophy . In all likelihood some of the balance is expected to be prepaid.

SMM of 0.9549% in month 42 has the interpretation that 0.9549% of the beginning pool balance left after scheduled monthly payments in month 42 actually prepaid . i.e. Prepayments in excess of scheduled monthly payments of the pool. Potentially, prepayments could be the entire balance amount of pool but that could only be expected in reponse to a major catastrophy . In all likelihood some of the balance is expected to be prepaid.

SMM of 0.9549% in month 42 has the interpretation that 0.9549% of the beginning pool balance left after scheduled monthly payments in month 42 actually prepaid . i.e. Prepayments in excess of scheduled monthly payments of the pool. Potentially, prepayments could be the entire balance amount of pool but that could only be expected in reponse to a major catastrophy . In all likelihood some of the balance is expected to be prepaid.

Any other interpretation?

It’s simply stating that given the historical prepayment, you know the actual prepayment m42 was 0.9459% of the outstanding principal payment available (to be prepaid) at the beginning of the month.

I do not understand the concept as well.

Created an excel file, where I wanted to compare a standard hypothetical 30 yrs amortizing mortgage (Vo = 100k) with a 100 PSA passthrough of same initial value. The monthly payments are 421,60 , and on the right of the red color column, I did not manage to fit all expected payments assuming prepayment. Anyone could correct my excel file? It would certainly go a long way to explain the mechanics of prepayment, for me and other candidates.

My problem is one of circularity. Prepayments are a function of the principal repayment in the current month, but principal repayment will be greater if there was prepayment in the previous month… Whatever I m lost

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You need to add the prepayment amount in column ‘m’ to the ending principal balance in column ‘L’ to see impact.

so In L6 onwards, =L5-K5-M5 ?? Looks like it, could someone confirm the rest is fine?? There is obviously a little slippage after the scenario on the right side of the red column is done being paid (not hard to fix, but not the point). Thanks.

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Suppose that you have a mortgage pool with just over \$10 million in principle left at the beginning of March, 2014: month 42. If all of the homeowners make their scheduled mortgage payments in March – no more, no less – then the remaining principle will be exactly \$10 million.

However, some selfish homeowner decides to sell their home in New Jersey and retire in Florida; the remaining balance on their loan is \$94,590 (in addition to their March, 2014 principle and interest), and they pay it off. They’re the only homeowner thoughtless enough to do this.

Thus, the SMM is \$94,590 / \$10,000,000 = 0.9459%. If all of the homeowners had been equally selfish, they could have paid \$10 million in extra principle: 100% of the outstanding balance (above their required March payment). Most of them, however, were more concerned about the welfare of the MBS bondholders’ welfare: they decided to make only their scheduled payments, so that they could continue to make interest payments for years to come. The only unfeeling member of the pool – the one who spoiled everything – made a prepayment amounting to 0.9459% of the outstanding principle balance: 0.9459% of the amount that could have been prepaid if the rest of the homeowners were a cavalier about the welfare of the MBS bondholders as that one sociopath was.

Things could have been a lot worse.

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