Impac Mortgage (IMH) still can't file its 10-K (not that Impac was a timely filer in the good days, but I digress...), but it has settled most of its repurchase obligations and made significant strides in bolstering liquidity.
Luminent Mortgage (LUM), which was all but left for dead last summer, is reinventing itself as a publicly-traded partnership that performs advisory services for distressed assets. I expect Deerfield Capital Corporation (DFR) to consider such a transaction in the near future. The move is similar to what KKR Financial (KFN) did back in May and may be part of a larger trend to move away from the fairly restrictive REIT requirements that limit hedging strategies and starve companies of liquidity.
Another quarter has come and gone and these companies are still alive, even if some are still on life support. Finally, the tide may be turning in their favor.