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|goeasy Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter ended March 31, 2018|
Revenue Growth of 22%
Loan Originations Increased 92% Accompanied by Strong Credit Performance
Revenue for the first quarter of 2018 was
During the quarter, the Company generated a record level of loan originations and loan book growth. Loan originations in the quarter reached an all-time high of
Operating income for the three-month period ended
During the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted IFRS 9, Financial Instruments [“IFRS 9”] which increased the size of the provision for future credit losses that the Company maintained on its balance sheet, although there has been no impact on credit performance or cash flows. This new accounting standard was adopted on
“We are delighted to see that the positive momentum from our performance in 2017 has accelerated in the first quarter of 2018”, said
Other highlights for the first quarter of 2018 include:
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
Total assets were
Update on IFRS 9
As detailed in the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended
Under the previous accounting standard, IAS 39, a collective allowance for loan loss was recorded on those loans, or groups of loans, where a loss event has occurred but has not been reported, as at, or prior to, the balance sheet date. Under IFRS 9, the Company is required to apply an expected credit loss model, where credit losses that are expected to transpire in future years irrespective of whether a loss event has occurred or not as at the balance sheet date, are provided for.
It is important to note that the adoption of IFRS 9 does not impact the net charge-off rate of the Company’s consumer loans receivable portfolio which is driven by borrowers’ credit profile and behaviour. The Company will continue to write off unsecured customer balances that are delinquent greater than 90 days and secured customer balances that are delinquent greater than 180 days. Likewise, the cash flows used in and generated by the Company’s consumer loans receivable portfolio are not impacted by the adoption of IFRS 9 as the periodic increase in the allowance for loan losses as a result of growth in the consumer loans receivable is a non-cash item.
The Company’s allowance for loan losses, as determined under IAS 39, as at
In addition to the one-time reduction to retained earnings upon the adoption of IFRS 9 on
The Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of
All figures reported above with respect to outlook are targets established by the Company and are subject to change as plans and business conditions vary. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the foregoing guidance. Actual results may differ materially.
This press release includes forward-looking statements about goeasy, including, but not limited to, its business operations, strategy, expected financial performance and condition, the estimated number of new locations to be opened, targets for growth of the consumer loans receivable portfolio, annual revenue growth targets, strategic initiatives, new product offerings and new delivery channels, anticipated cost savings, planned capital expenditures, anticipated capital requirements, liquidity of the Company, plans and references to future operations and results and critical accounting estimates. In certain cases, forward-looking statements are statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and/or can be identified by the use of words such as ‘expects’, ‘anticipates’, ‘intends’, ‘plans’, ‘believes’, ‘budgeted’, ‘estimates’, ‘forecasts’, ‘targets’ or negative versions thereof and similar expressions, and/or state that certain actions, events or results ‘may’, ‘could’, ‘would’, ‘might’ or ‘will’ be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements are based on certain factors and assumptions, including expected growth, results of operations and business prospects and are inherently subject to, among other things, risks, uncertainties and assumptions about the Company’s operations, economic factors and the industry generally, as well as those factors referred to in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form and Management Discussion and Analysis, as available on www.sedar.com, in the section entitled “Risk Factors”. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements made by the Company, due to, but not limited to, important factors such as the Company’s ability to enter into new lease and/or financing agreements, collect on existing lease and/or financing agreements, open new locations on favourable terms, purchase products which appeal to customers at a competitive rate, respond to changes in legislation, react to uncertainties related to regulatory action, raise capital under favourable terms, manage the impact of litigation (including shareholder litigation), control costs at all levels of the organization and maintain and enhance the system of internal controls. The Company cautions that the foregoing list is not exhaustive.
The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors carefully and not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter the forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.
goeasy Ltd. is a leading full-service provider of goods and alternative financial services that provides everyday Canadians with a chance for a better tomorrow, today. goeasy Ltd. serves its customers through two key operating divisions, easyfinancial and easyhome. easyfinancial is a non-prime consumer lender that bridges the gap between traditional financial institutions and costly payday lenders. It is supported by a strong central credit adjudication process and industry leading risk analytics. easyfinancial also operates an indirect lending channel, offering loan products to consumers at the point-of-sale of third party merchants. easyhome is
goeasy Ltd.’s. common shares are listed for trading on the TSX under the trading symbol “GSY” and goeasy’s convertible debentures are traded on the TSX under the trading symbol “GSY-DB”. goeasy is rated BB- with a stable trend from
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