Enova Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

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  • U.S. revenue increased 17.3% to $130.7 million in 4Q14
  • Net Income increased 14.1% to $22.5 million in 4Q14
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 25.9% to $54.4 million in 4Q14

CHICAGO (Feb. 3, 2015) – Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA), a leading online lending company, today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

“We are pleased to report our first quarter as a stand-alone public company,” said David Fisher, CEO of Enova. “Our fourth quarter and full year results represented record profitability for both periods, led by strong growth in our U.S. business. These results are a significant accomplishment and reflect the strength of our flexible and scalable technology and advanced analytics platform, particularly considering that we launched four new businesses during the year and managed through substantial regulatory changes in the U.K. market.”

Fourth Quarter 2014 Summary

  • Total revenue of $194.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 declined 6.7% from $208.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as a 17.3% increase in U.S. revenue was more than offset by a 34.2% decrease in international revenue, primarily a result of regulatory changes in the U.K.
  • Gross profit margin of 68.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014 rose over 10 percentage points from the fourth quarter of 2013, as a result of underwriting changes in the U.K. driven by new regulations, as well as continued enhancements to our underwriting models.
  • The substantial increase in gross profit combined with a decrease in marketing expenses drove a 25.9% increase in adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, to $54.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.
  • Net income increased 14.1% to $22.5 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014 from $19.7 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Full Year 2014 Summary

  • Total revenue of $809.8 million in 2014 increased 5.8% from $765.3 million in 2013, driven by a 20.0% increase in U.S. revenue, which was partially offset by a 9.4% decline in international revenue.
  • Gross profit margin of 67.1% in 2014 rose from 58.8% in 2013.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 44.1% to $233.7 million in 2014 from $162.2 million in 2013.
  • Net income increased 43.1% to $111.7 million, or $3.38 per diluted share, in 2014 from $78.0 million, or $2.36 per diluted share, in 2013.
  • Adjusted earnings, a non-GAAP measure, increased 37.5% to $112.1 million, or $3.40 per diluted share, in 2014 from $81.5 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, in 2013.

“Our strong financial performance was driven by the success of our online business model, focused diversification efforts and superior execution which enabled us to significantly increase profitability during a time when regulatory changes provided a headwind to top-line growth,” said Robert Clifton, CFO of Enova.

Outlook

Commenting on the outlook for 2015, Fisher stated “We anticipate continued growth in our U.S. business, driven by the introduction and expansion of new and recently launched loan products. We also expect the U.K. market to stabilize, and we plan to continue to innovate and invest in new initiatives, which will drive our future results.”

For the first quarter 2015, Enova expects total revenue of $165 million to $185 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $45 million to $60 million. For the full year 2015, Enova expects total revenue of $750 million to $830 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $180 million to $240 million.

For information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Conference Call

Enova will host a conference call to discuss its results at 4 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. ET today. The U.S. dial-in number for the call is 1-877-870-4263 or 1-412-317-0790 for non-US callers. Please ask to be joined to the Enova International call. The live webcast of the conference call can be accessed at the Enova Investor Relations website at http://ir.enova.com, along with the company’s earnings press release and supplemental financial information. A replay of the audio conference call will be available until February 10, 2015 at 10:59 p.m. CT / 11:59 p.m. ET, while an archived version of the webcast will be available on the Enova Investor Relations website for 90 days.

About Enova

Enova is a leading provider of online financial services to the large and growing number of customers who use alternative financial services because of their limited access to more traditional consumer credit. As of December 31, 2014, Enova offered or arranged loans in 35 states in the United States and in five foreign countries:

  • in the United States at http://www.cashnetusa.com, http://www.netcredit.com and http://www.headwaycapital.com,
  • in the United Kingdom at http://www.quickquid.co.uk, http://www.poundstopocket.co.uk and http://www.onstride.co.uk,
  • in Australia at https://www.dollarsdirect.com.au,
  • in Canada at http://www.dollarsdirect.ca,
  • in Brazil at http://www.simplic.com.br and
  • in China at http://www.youxinyi.cn.

Enova recently launched pilot programs in Brazil and China, as well as a line of credit product to serve the needs of small businesses in the United States. It uses its proprietary technology, analytics and customer service capabilities to quickly evaluate, underwrite and fund loans in order to offer customers credit when and how they want it. Headquartered in Chicago, Enova had more than 1,100 employees serving its online customers across the globe as of December 31, 2014.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about the business, financial condition and prospects of Enova. These forward-looking statements give current expectations or forecasts of future events and reflect the views and assumptions of Enova’s senior management with respect to the business, financial condition and prospects of Enova as of the date of this release and are not guarantees of future performance. The actual results of Enova could differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements because of various risks and uncertainties applicable to Enova’s business, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties indicated in Enova’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), especially the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-199733) filed with the SEC on December 4, 2014 (which has not yet been declared effective) and Forms 8-K. These risks and uncertainties are beyond the ability of Enova to control, and, in many cases, Enova cannot predict all of the risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. When used in this release, the words “believes,” “estimates,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates” and similar expressions or variations as they relate to Enova or its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Enova cautions you not to put undue reliance on these statements. Enova disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial information prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Enova provides historical non-GAAP financial information. Management believes that presentation of non-GAAP financial information is meaningful and useful in understanding the activities and business metrics of Enova’s operations. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of Enova’s business that, when viewed with its GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.

Management provides non-GAAP financial information for informational purposes and to enhance understanding of Enova’s GAAP consolidated financial statements. Readers should consider the information in addition to, but not instead of or superior to, Enova’s financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. This non-GAAP financial information may be determined or calculated differently by other companies, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.

Combined Consumer Loans

Enova has provided combined consumer loans, which is a non-GAAP measure. Enova also reports allowances and liabilities for estimated losses on consumer loans individually and on a combined basis, which are GAAP measures that are included in Enova’s financial statements. Management believes these measures provide investors with important information needed to evaluate the magnitude of potential cost of revenue and the opportunity for revenue performance of the consumer loan portfolio on an aggregate basis. Management believes that the comparison of the aggregate amounts from period to period is more meaningful than comparing only the residual amount on Enova’s balance sheet since both revenue and the cost of revenue for loans are impacted by the aggregate amount of loans owned by Enova and those guaranteed by Enova as reflected in its financial statements.

Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with GAAP, Enova has provided adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share, or, collectively, the Adjusted Earnings Measures, which are non-GAAP measures. Management believes that the presentation of these measures provides investors with greater transparency and facilitates comparison of operating results across a broad spectrum of companies with varying capital structures, compensation strategies, derivative instruments and amortization methods, which provides a more complete understanding of Enova’s financial performance, competitive position and prospects for the future. Management also believes that investors regularly rely on non-GAAP financial measures, such as the Adjusted Earnings Measures, to assess operating performance and that such measures may highlight trends in Enova’s business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying on financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, management believes that the adjustments shown below are useful to investors in order to allow them to compare Enova’s financial results during the periods shown without the effect of certain expense items.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that Enova defines as earnings excluding depreciation, amortization, interest, foreign currency transaction gains or losses and taxes, and Adjusted EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure that Enova defines as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenue. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are used by investors to analyze operating performance and evaluate Enova’s ability to incur and service debt and Enova’s capacity for making capital expenditures. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are also useful to investors to help assess Enova’s estimated enterprise value. The computation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin as presented below may differ from the computation of similarly-titled measures provided by other companies.

 

ENOVA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(dollars in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

1-Consolidated Balance Sheets

ENOVA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

2-consolidated statements of income

ENOVA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW
(dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)

3-condensed consolidated statements of cash flow

ENOVA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
(dollars in thousands)

The following tables present information on Enova’s domestic and international operations for the three months and years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013.
4-geographic information

ENOVA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSUMER LOAN FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA
(dollars in thousands)

The following table shows consumer loans and related loan loss activity, which is based on consumer loan balances, for the three months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013.

5-consumer loan financial and operating data(a) The average combined consumer loan balances, gross, is the average of the month-end balances during the period.
(b) Represents loans originated by third-party lenders through the credit services organization (or CSO) programs, which are not included in Enova’s financial statements.
(c) Non-GAAP measure. See the above discussion for additional information regarding combined consumer loans.
(d) Allowance and liability for losses as a percentage of combined consumer loan balances, gross, is determined using period-end balances.

ENOVA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Adjusted Earnings Measures

6-reconciliation of gaap to non-gaap financial measures

(a) On November 20, 2013, Cash America International, Inc., Enova’s former parent company, consented to the issuance of a Consent Order by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or the CFPB, pursuant to which it agreed, without admitting or denying any of the facts or conclusions made by the CFPB from its 2012 review of Cash America and us, to pay a civil money penalty of $5 million, of which we and Cash America agreed to allocate $2.5 million of this penalty to us, or the Regulatory Penalty. For the three months and year ended December 31, 2013, this item represents the amount paid in connection with the Regulatory Penalty, which is nondeductible for tax purposes.

Adjusted EBITDA

7-adjusted EBITDA

(a) For the three months and year ended December 31, 2013, this item represents the amount paid in connection with the Regulatory Penalty, which is nondeductible for tax purposes.

ENOVA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(dollars in thousands)


Estimated Adjusted EBITDA For 2015

The following table reconciles estimated Income from operations to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure:

8-Estimated adjusted EBITDA for 2015