– Third quarter 2018 revenue grew 35% compared to a year ago, reaching a record $294 million, and adjusted EBITDA grew 30% to $44 million
– Compared to a year ago, third quarter 2018 line of credit revenue grew 43% to $99 million, and installment loan and receivables purchase agreement revenue grew 39% to $137 million
– Total loans and finance receivables outstanding grew 32% year-over-year to $1.020 billion during the third quarter, driven by near-prime installment loan portfolio growth of 33% to $459 million
– Adjusted earnings per share grew 84% year-over-year to $0.46 per share
CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2018) — Enova International (NYSE: ENVA), a leading financial technology and analytics company offering consumer and small business loans and financing, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.
“We are pleased to deliver another quarter of robust growth. We continued to see strong demand and stable credit across our six growth businesses,” said David Fisher, Enova’s CEO. “Our focused growth strategy, scalable online model, diversified product offering and efficient marketing position us well to achieve sustainable and profitable growth. Based on the strong tailwinds in our business, we are raising our full year guidance and anticipate the considerable momentum we are seeing will continue in 2019.”
Third Quarter 2018 Summary
- Total revenue of $294 million in the third quarter of 2018 increased 35% from $218 million in the third quarter of 2017.
- Gross profit margin was 44.3% in the third quarter of 2018, compared to 50.7% in the third quarter of 2017.
- Net income was $15 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $3 million, or a loss of $0.10 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017.
- Third quarter 2018 adjusted EBITDA of $44 million, a non-GAAP measure, increased from $34 million in the third quarter of 2017.
- Adjusted earnings of $16 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, a non-GAAP measure, in the third quarter of 2018 increased from adjusted earnings of $9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017.
“Our business model and execution allow us to continue to meet demand that exceeds our expectations while delivering strong top and bottom line results that are within or exceed our guidance ranges,” said Steve Cunningham, CFO of Enova. “Our results were further enhanced by the strengthening of our balance sheet during the third quarter. This year we have raised $885 million in funding from diverse sources at competitive costs, resulting in our lowest public company quarterly cost of funds ever, despite increases in market rates. Our solid balance sheet gives us the financial flexibility to execute on our strategic growth plans and further support our competitive position.”
Enova ended the third quarter of 2018 with unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $164 million. As of September 30, 2018, the company had total debt outstanding of $951 million, which included $226 million outstanding under Enova’s $445 million securitization facilities. During the third quarter, Enova generated $172 million of cash flow from operations.
For the fourth quarter of 2018, Enova expects total revenue of $290 million to $310 million, GAAP results of $0.17 diluted earnings per share to $0.38 diluted earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA of $43 million to $53 million, and adjusted earnings per share of $0.40 to $0.61. For the full year 2018, Enova now expects total revenue of $1.091 billion to $1.111 billion, GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.92 to $2.13, adjusted EBITDA of $205 million to $215 million, and adjusted earnings per share of $2.46 to $2.67.
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.
Enova will host a conference call to discuss its results at 4 p.m. Central Time / 5 p.m. Eastern Time today, Thursday, October 25th. The live webcast of the 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. The U.S. dial-in for the call is 1-855-560-2575 (1-412-542-4161 for non-U.S. callers). Please ask to be joined to the Enova International call. A replay of the conference call will be available until November 1, 2018, at 10:59 p.m. Central Time / 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, while an archived version of the webcast will be available on the Enova Investor Relations website for 90 days. The U.S. dial-in for the conference call replay is 1-877-344-7529 (1-412-317-0088). The replay access code is 10125289.
Enova (NYSE: ENVA) is a leading provider of online financial services to non-prime consumers and small businesses, providing access to credit powered by its advanced analytics, innovative technology, and world-class online platform and services. Enova has provided more than 5 million customers around the globe with access to more than $20 billion in loans and financing. The financial technology company has a portfolio of trusted brands serving consumers, including CashNetUSA®, NetCredit®, On Stride Financial®, Pounds to Pocket®, QuickQuid® and Simplic®; two brands serving small businesses, Headway Capital® and The Business Backer®; and offers online lending platform services to lenders. Through its Enova Decisions™ brand, it also delivers on-demand decision-making technology and real-time predictive analytics services to clients. You can learn more about the company and its brands at www.enova.com.
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”), including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q and current reports on 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 Loans and Finance Receivables
Enova has provided combined loans and finance receivables, which is a non-GAAP measure. Enova also reports allowances and liabilities for estimated losses on loans and finance receivables 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 loan and finance receivables 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 and finance receivables are impacted by the aggregate amount of loans and finance receivables 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 is a non-GAAP measure that Enova defines as earnings excluding depreciation, amortization, interest, foreign currency transaction gains or losses, taxes, stock-based compensation, loss on early extinguishment of debt and acquisition related costs, 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.