By Vicki Needham - 11/06/12 11:45 PM EST
Freddie forked out a dividend of $1.8 billion to the Treasury.
For the first nine months of the year, Freddie Mac’s net income was $6.5 billion and its comprehensive income was $10.3 billion.
The profit compares with a $6 billion loss during the same period last year.
During the financial crisis in 2008, Freddie and Fannie Mae, which hold about $5 trillion in mortgages, were taken under government control to avoid collapse, and have received upward of $190 billion in taxpayer funding.
In an effort to pay back taxpayers, the agencies have to hand over their profits to the government.