Yiren Digital Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Yiren Digital Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) (“Yiren Digital” or the “Company”), a leading fintech company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.
Third Quarter 2019 Operational Highlights
Wealth Management—Yiren Wealth
Cumulative number of investors served reached 2,200, 223, representing an increase of 0.7% from 2,185,513 in the second quarter of 2019 and compared to 2,042,607 in the third quarter of 2018.
 
Number of active investors in the third quarter of 2019 was 586,333, representing a decrease of  13% from 671,957 in the second quarter of 2019.
 
Total assets under management (“AUM”) for Yiren Wealth’s P2P products was RMB 40,191.7 million (US$ 5,623.0 million) as of September 30, 2019, representing a decrease of 7% from RMB  43,249.9 million as of June 30, 2019. Average AUM per investor reached RMB 152,289 (US$ 21,306) as of September 30, 2019, representing an increase of 1% from RMB 151,378 as of June 30, 2019.
 
Total assets under administration (“AUA”) of non-P2P products amounted to RMB 767.2 million (US$ 107.3 million) in the third quarter of 2019, representing an increase of 169% from RMB 284.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. Total AUM of non-P2P products was RMB 645.9 million (US$90.4 million) as of September 30, 2019, representing an increase of 80% from RMB 358.6 million as of June 30, 2019. Non-P2P products include bank’s wealth management products, mutual funds and insurance.
 
Number of non-P2P investors was 19,496 as of September 30, 2019, representing an increase of 14% from 17,133 as of June 30, 2019.Consumer Credit—Yiren CreditTotal loan originations in the third quarter of 2019 reached RMB 10.5 billion (US$1.5 billion), representing an increase of 9% from RMB 9.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019 and compared to RMB 11.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018.
 
Cumulative number of borrowers served reached 4,593,590, representing an increase of 2% from 4,491,761 in the second quarter of 2019 and compared to 4,161,600 in the third quarter of 2018.
 
Number of borrowers in the third quarter of 2019 was 150,280, representing an increase of 11% from 135,246 in the second quarter of 2019 and compared to 174,630 in the third quarter of 2018.
 
The percentage of loan volume generated by repeat borrowers was 34.0 % in the third quarter of 2019.
 
45.7% of loan originations were generated online in the third quarter of 2019.
 
Total outstanding principal balance of performing loans reached RMB 54,553.7 million (US$7,632.3 million) as of September 30, 2019, representing a decrease of 6% from RMB 58,071.3 million as of June 30, 2019.“We are pleased to deliver solid performance this quarter amidst a tightening regulatory environment, as highlighted by a 48% increase in net profit to RMB 228.0 million from RMB 154.5 million in the previous quarter, a sign of improvement in our business fundamentals and operating efficiency resulted from the synergies of our business re-alignments,” said Mr. Ning Tang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yiren Digital. “Looking forward, we will stay focused on driving our credit business and enhancing shareholder value by expanding our product portfolio, achieving further diversification in funding sources and seeking new marketing channels. On wealth management, we rolled out online financial advisory services to selected clients in the third quarter of 2019 and we will continue to focus on building up our investor’s investment portfolio in non-p2p wealth management products.”“We resumed loan origination growth this quarter with loan volume increasing to RMB 10.5 billion, representing a 9% growth quarter over quarter,” said Mr. Dennis Cong, Senior VP of Yiren Digital. “Our balance sheet remained strong with approximately RMB 3.0 billion of cash and short-term liquidity. In particular, we also generated a positive net cash flow from operating activities of RMB 808.1 million this quarter, indicating a resilient and profitable business model. On institutional funding, we want to highlight that we have increased the line of facility from our institutional partners to RMB 35.0 billion in the third quarter of 2019 from RMB 30.0 billion in the second quarter of 2019.”“On credit performance and risk management, we are seeing promising improvements in early delinquencies this quarter indicating an enhanced asset quality” said Mr. Huan Chen, Chief Risk Officer of Yiren Digital. “Despite industry uncertainties our early conservative credit policy adjustment has shown improving trends and we are working with regulators in connecting our data to PBOC.”Third Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsTotal amount of loans facilitated in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 10,496.3 million (US$1,468.5 million), compared to RMB 11,781.9 million in the same period last year. As of September 30, 2019, the total outstanding principal amount of the performing loans was RMB 54.6 billion (US$7.6 billion), decreased by 6% from RMB 58.1 billion as of June 30, 2019.Total net revenue in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 2,056.1 million (US$287.7 million), compared to RMB 2,187.6 million in the same period last year. Revenue from Yiren Credit reached RMB 1,515.5 million (US$ 212.1 million), representing a decrease of 8% from RMB 1,643.8 million in the third quarter of 2018. Revenue from Yiren Wealth reached RMB 540.6 million (US$75.6 million), representing a decrease of 1% from RMB 543.8 million in the third quarter of 2018.Sales and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB 1,160.4 million (US$162.3 million), compared to RMB 1,449.6 million in the same period last year. Sales and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2019 accounted for 11.1% of the total amount of loans facilitated, as compared to 12.3% in the same period last year mainly due to an increase in customer acquisition and  as well as operating efficiencies.   Origination and servicing costs in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB 156.1 million (US$21.8 million), compared to RMB 262.1 million in the same period last year. Origination and servicing costs in the third quarter of 2019 accounted for 1.5% of the total amount of loans facilitated, compared to 2.2% in the same period last year.General and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB 168.1 million (US$23.5 million), compared to RMB 367.9 million in the same period last year. General and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2019 accounted for 8.2% of the total net revenue, compared to 16.8% in the same period last year.Allowance for contract assets in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB 344.7 million (US$48.2 million), compared to RMB 272.9 million in the same period last year. The increase was mainly attributable to changes in future collectability estimates.Income tax expense in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 19.9 million (US$2.8 million).Net income in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 228.0 million (US$31.9 million), compared to a net loss of RMB 135.8 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 274.2 million (US$38.4 million), compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of RMB 12.3 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin1 (non-GAAP) in the third quarter of 2019 was 13.3%, compared to -0.6% in the same period last year.Basic income per ADS in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 2.46 (US$0.34), compared to a basic loss per ADS of RMB 1.47 in the same period last year.Diluted income per ADS in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 2.45 (US$0.34), compared to a diluted loss per ADS of RMB 1.47 in the same period last year.Net cash generated from operating activities in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 808.1 million (US$113.1 million), compared to RMB 216.9 million in the same period last year.Net cash used in investing activities in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB 924.1 million (US$129.3 million) which includes a payment of RMB 846.0 million made to CreditEase as part of the contingent consideration for the business realignment.As of September 30, 2019, cash and cash equivalents was RMB 2,633.0 million (US$368.4 million), compared to RMB 2,706.5 million as of June 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2019, the balance of held-to-maturity investments was RMB 8.1 million (US$1.1 million), compared to RMB 9.5 million as of June 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2019, the balance of available-for-sale investments was RMB 426.3 million (US$59.6 million), compared to RMB 387.5 million as of June 30, 2019.Delinquency rates. As of September 30, 2019, the delinquency rates for loans that are past due for 15-29 days, 30-59 days and 60-89 days were 1.0%, 1.8%, and 1.6%, respectively compared to 1.1%, 1.8%, and 1.9%,as of June 30, 2019.Cumulative M3+ net chargeoff rates. As of September 30, 2019, the cumulative M3+ net charge-off rate for loans originated in 2016 was 9.4%, compared to 9.2% as of June 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2019, the cumulative M3+ net charge-off rate for loans originated in 2017 was 15.3%, compared to 14.0% as of June 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2019, the cumulative M3+ net charge-off rate for loans originated in 2018 was 11.6%, compared to 8.7% as of June 30, 2019.Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses several non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin as supplemental measures to review and assess operating performance. We believe these non-GAAP measures provide useful information about our core operating results, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by our management in our financial and operational decision-making. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. Other companies, including peer companies in the industry, may calculate these non-GAAP measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as a comparative measure. The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance. See “Operating Highlights and Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures” at the end of this press release.
Currency Conversion
This announcement contains currency conversions of certain RMB amounts into US$ at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to US$ are made at a rate of RMB 7.1477 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate on September 30, 2019, as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.
Conference Call
Yiren Digital’s management will host an earnings conference call at 7:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on November 14, 2019, (or 8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on November 15, 2019).
Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until November 22, 2019:Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at ir.yirendai.com.Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “target,” “confident” and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations and current market and operating conditions and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Yiren Digital’s control. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any such statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties as to Yiren Digital’s ability to attract and retain borrowers and investors on its marketplace, its ability to introduce new loan products and platform enhancements, its ability to compete effectively, PRC regulations and policies relating to the peer-to-peer lending service industry in China, general economic conditions in China, and Yiren Digital’s ability to meet the standards necessary to maintain listing of its ADSs on the NYSE or other stock exchange, including its ability to cure any non-compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing criteria. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Yiren Digital’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Yiren Digital does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.
About Yiren Digital
Yiren Digital Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) is a leading fintech company in China connecting investors and individual borrowers. The Company provides an effective solution to address largely underserved investor and individual borrower demand in China through online and offline channels to efficiently match borrowers with investors and execute loan transactions. Yiren Digital deploys a proprietary risk management system, which enables the Company to effectively assess the creditworthiness of borrowers, appropriately price the risks associated with borrowers, and offer quality loan investment opportunities to investors. Yiren Digital’s marketplace provides borrowers with quick and convenient access to consumer credit at competitive prices and investors with easy and quick access to an alternative asset class with attractive returns. For more information, please visit ir.Yirendai.com.
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____________________1 Adjusted EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by total net revenue.