Significantly Narrows Quarterly Loss
Demonstrates Progress on Strategic Priorities
On Track to Achieve GAAP Profitability by Year End
Signs Major Multi-Year Contract with JPMorgan Chase
NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — OnDeck® (NYSE:ONDK), the leader in online lending for small business, today announced second quarter 2017 financial results, provided an update regarding its ongoing $45 million cost rationalization plan, and reaffirmed the Company is on track to achieve GAAP profitability by the end of 2017.
“OnDeck’s second quarter 2017 results demonstrated solid progress toward achieving our strategic priorities,” said Noah Breslow, OnDeck’s chief executive officer. “Our credit policy adjustments that began in the middle of the first quarter continue to yield benefits, with sequential improvements in both our Provision Rate and 15+ Day Delinquency Ratio. We also further implemented our $45 million cost rationalization plan, lowering our annual operating expense run rate going forward to approximately $160 million. Reflecting these initiatives, the net loss applicable to OnDeck common stockholders, which included a $3.2 million severance charge, decreased to $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2017, an improvement of more than $16 million from the prior year quarter. We are on track to return to sequential originations growth in Q3 and achieve GAAP profitability by year end, and we look forward to profitable growth off a lower expense base in 2018.”
Today, OnDeck also announced that it has expanded its collaboration with JPMorgan Chase for up to four years to provide the underlying technology supporting Chase’s online lending solution to its small business customers. Chase plans to continue to refine the offering, including expanding access and enhancing features throughout next year.
Review of Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2017
Loans Under Management ended the period at $1.1 billion as the Company originated $464.4 million of loan volume in the second quarter of 2017. Originations were down 19% sequentially, which is consistent with the expectations provided last quarter due to the Company’s strategic decision to tighten credit management.
Gross revenue increased to $86.7 million during the second quarter of 2017, up 25% year-over-year and driven primarily by higher interest income. The Effective Interest Yield for the second quarter of 2017 was 32.8%, primarily reflecting the impact of higher delinquency and net charge-off rates in the second quarter of 2017 relative to the prior year period. The weighted average APR for loans originated in the second quarter of 2017 was 43.2%.
Gain on sale was $0.3 million during the second quarter of 2017, primarily reflecting the Company’s decision to reduce the percentage of term loans sold through OnDeck Marketplace to less than 5%, as announced last quarter. Loans sold or designated as held for sale through OnDeck Marketplacerepresented 2.3% of term loan originations in the second quarter of 2017.
Net revenue was $42.3 million during the second quarter of 2017, up 47% versus the prior year period.
Provision for loan losses during the second quarter of 2017 was $32.7 million and the Provision Rate was 7.2%. The Provision Rate in the quarter primarily reflected net loss rate expectations for loans originated in the second quarter. The Provision Rate improved sequentially from 8.7% due to the credit tightening the Company implemented in the middle of the first quarter.
At the end of the second quarter of 2017, the 15+ Day Delinquency Ratio was 7.2% and the average term loan age in OnDeck’s portfolio was 4.9 months. The Net Charge-off rate in the quarter was 18.5%, reflecting both an increase in the dollar amount of net charge-offs and the impact of a contracting portfolio in the quarter. In anticipation of higher net charge-offs, the Company had built loss reserves in prior periods, mitigating the impact on financial results for the second quarter of 2017.
The Cost of Funds Rate during the second quarter of 2017 was 6.2%.
Operating expense, inclusive of a $3.2 million charge for severance, was $44.6 million during the second quarter of 2017. Operating expense as a percent of revenue improved to 51% in the quarter, down from 68% in the prior year period. Operating expense was favorably impacted by continued execution of the $45 million cost rationalization plan, which was largely complete at the end of the second quarter. OnDeck expects operating expense to be approximately $40 million for each the third and fourth quarters of 2017.
GAAP net loss attributable to On Deck Capital, Inc. common stockholders was $1.5 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter, which compares to $17.9 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share, in the prior year period.
Adjusted EBITDA* was $3.3 million for the quarter, compared to negative $12.4 million in the prior year period.
Unpaid Principal Balance was $953.8 million at the end of the second quarter of 2017, up 21% over the prior year period. Balances were 7% lower than the end of the first quarter of 2017 due to the Company’s strategic decision to tighten credit management.
Total Funding Debt at the end of the second quarter of 2017 was $719 million, up 30% over the prior year period and down 9% sequentially, primarily reflecting the changes in Unpaid Principal Balance. OnDeck continued to enhance its funding capabilities during the second quarter of 2017, extending the maturity date of its $100 million credit facility with SunTrust Bank to November 2018 and decreasing the facility’s funding cost by 50 basis points. OnDeck also extended the maturity date of its asset-backed debt facility that finances its line of credit offering to May 2019, increased the facility’s borrowing capacity to $100 million, and decreased the funding costs by 200 basis points.
At the end of the second quarter of 2017, cash and cash equivalents were $78 million.
Guidance for Third Quarter and Full Year 2017
OnDeck provided the following guidance for the three months ending September 30, 2017 and reiterated its guidance for the full year ending December 31, 2017:
Third Quarter 2017
- Gross revenue between $82 million and $86 million.
- Adjusted EBITDA between $1 million and $5 million.
Full Year 2017
- Gross revenue between $342 million and $352 million.
- Adjusted EBITDA between $5 million and $15 million.
OnDeck will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2017 financial results on August 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM ET. Hosting the call will be Noah Breslow, Chief Executive Officer, and Howard Katzenberg, Chief Financial Officer. The conference call can be accessed toll free by dialing (866) 393-4306 for calls within the U.S., or by dialing (734) 385-2616 for international calls. The conference ID is 54111057.
OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) is the leader in online small business lending. Since 2007, the company has powered Main Street’s growth through advanced lending technology and a constant dedication to customer service. OnDeck’s proprietary credit scoring system – the OnDeck Score® – leverages advanced analytics, enabling OnDeck to make real-time lending decisions and deliver capital to small businesses in as little as 24 hours. OnDeck offers business owners a complete financing solution, including the online lending industry’s widest range of term loans and lines of credit. To date, the company has deployed over $7 billion to more than 70,000 customers in 700 different industries across the United States, Canada and Australia. OnDeck has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and operates the educational small business financing website BusinessLoans.com. For more information, please visit www.ondeck.com.
*About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release and its attachments include Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted Expense Ratio and Adjusted Operating Yield all of which exclude stock-based compensation, as well as Net Interest Margin and Net Interest Margin After Credit Losses, all of which are financial measures not calculated or presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP measures provide useful supplemental information for period-to-period comparisons of our business and can assist investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results. However, these non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to any measures of financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Other companies may calculate these or similarly titled non-GAAP measures differently than we do. See “Non-GAAP Reconciliation” later in this press release for a description of these non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.
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