As the company surpassed the C$1 billion mark in its loan portfolio, it reported a 32 percent increase in its EPS figures reaching C$1.28.
goeasy (TSX:GSY), fintech lending company witnessed a record 29 percent uptick in loan originations for the quarter compared to the same time last year. Loan originations totaled C$286 million, as the company also reported C$19.8 million in net income, rising 38 percent since the third quarter of 2018.
As quoted in the press release:
“We saw positive momentum from our new branded media campaign, which drove a 25% increase in loan application volume and a second straight quarter of record new customers, resulting in a 20% increase in loan growth over the prior year,” said Jason Mullins, goeasy’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “Credit performance also began to improve, as the annualized net charge-off rate for the quarter reduced sequentially by 30-bps, from 13.5% to 13.2%, while the risk-adjusted yield held flat. The strong revenue growth combined with continued operating leverage led to another quarter of record net income and earnings per share.”
“The last several months have also been highlighted by several major accomplishments on our journey to become Canada’s top non-prime consumer lender,” Mr. Mullins continued. “Our progress to improve the future credit quality of our portfolio, expand our channels of distribution through the strategic partnership and investment in PayBright, and strengthen our balance sheet with $120 million of increased capacity and reduce borrowing costs, provides further confidence to achieve our targets for 2019 and beyond. With the successful amendment of our revolving credit facility now completed, we will focus on exploring the opportunity to refinance our high yield notes and add new sources of capital that can further increase liquidity and optimize our balance sheet.”