Regional Management Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.
-   Net income of $20.2 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.87   -
-   10.9% year-over-year revenue growth and 17.3% core net finance receivables growth   -
-   Historically low 30+ day contractual delinquencies of 3.6% as of June 30, 2021   -
-   Increases authorization under stock repurchase program from $30 million to $50 million   -
Greenville, South Carolina – August 3, 2021 –
Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM), a diversified consumer finance company, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
“We are proud of our performance during the second quarter, having generated $20.2 million of net income, strong returns of 7.1% ROA and 28.7% ROE, and double-digit year-over-year receivables and revenue growth,” said Robert W. Beck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regional Management Corp. “We took advantage of the improving economy and robust loan demand to expand our market share, originating a record $373 million of loans in the quarter and driving our ending net receivables to an all-time high of $1.2 billion. The second quarter loan production and growth contributed to record quarterly revenue and is a validation of our recent strategic investments in our omni-channel model, including our digital initiatives, geographic expansion, and new product and channel development.”
“Along with our exceptional top-line results, we continue to maintain a superior credit profile,” added Mr. Beck. “Our 30+ day delinquency rate improved to a historical low of 3.6%, enabling us to maintain our allowance for credit losses at prior levels despite record sequential quarterly portfolio growth. Robust growth, stable credit, well-managed expenses, and low funding costs combined for another quarter of significant, year-over-year earnings growth. Looking to the second half of 2021, we remain focused on executing on our current strategies to grow our portfolio and to maintain our strong credit profile. With ample unused capacity and available liquidity, we remain well-positioned to continue grabbing market share and delivering attractive returns and long-term value to our shareholders.”
Second Quarter 2021 Highlights
Net income for the second quarter of 2021 was $20.2 million and diluted earnings per share was $1.87, compared to net income of $7.5 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.68 in the prior-year period.
Net finance receivables as of June 30, 2021 were $1.2 billion, an increase of 15.7%, or $160.8 million, from the prior-year period.
Total core small and large loan net finance receivables increased $172.3 million, or 17.3%, compared to the prior-year period.
Large loan net finance receivables of $789.7 million increased $171.6 million, or 27.8%, from the prior-year period and represented 66.7% of the total loan portfolio. Small loan net finance receivables were $380.8 million, an increase of 0.2% from the prior-year period.
Originated $372.8 million of loans in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $200.6 million, or 116.5%, from the prior-year period.  
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $99.7 million, an increase of $9.8 million, or 10.9%, from the prior-year period.
Interest and fee income increased $8.7 million, or 10.9%, primarily due to higher average net finance receivables and improved interest and fee yield.
Insurance income, net increased $1.0 million, or 13.2%, driven by an increase in premium revenue and partially offset by an increase in life insurance claims expense.
Provision for credit losses for the second quarter of 2021 was $20.5 million, a decrease of $7.0 million, or 25.3%
, from the prior-year period. The provision for credit losses for the second quarter of 2021 included a release in the allowance for credit losses of $6.3 million related to the expected economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a net $6.1 million incremental build in reserves related to portfolio growth.
Allowance for credit losses was $139.4 million as of June 30, 2021, including a $17.5 million allowance for credit losses associated with COVID-19. The company’s macroeconomic model assumes an unemployment rate under 8% at the end of 2021.
Annualized net credit losses as a percentage of average net finance receivables for the second quarter of 2021 were 7.4%, a 320 basis point improvement compared to 10.6% in the prior-year period.
As of June 30, 2021, 30+ day contractual delinquencies totaled $42.8 million, or 3.6% of net finance receivables, compared to 4.8% in the prior-year period. As of June 30, 2021, approximately 80% of the company’s total portfolio had been originated since April 2020, the vast majority of which was subject to enhanced credit standards deployed following the outset of the pandemic.
General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2021 were $46.4 million, an increase of $4.9 million, or 11.7%, from the prior-year period due to investment in digital and technological capabilities of $1.2 million and increased marketing expenses of $3.3 million, normalized to pre-pandemic levels and to support the company’s growth initiatives.
The operating expense ratio (annualized general and administrative expenses as a percentage of average net finance receivables) for the second quarter of 2021 was 16.5%, an increase of 70 basis points compared to the prior-year period.
As of June 30, 2021, the company had total unused capacity on its revolving credit facilities of $647 million, subject to the borrowing base, and available liquidity of $202 million, including unrestricted cash on hand and immediate availability to draw down cash from its revolving credit facilities.
In the second quarter of 2021, the company repurchased 344,429 shares of its common stock at a weighted-average price of $46.45 per share under the company’s $30 million stock repurchase program announced in May 2021. The company also repurchased an additional 68,437 shares at a weighted-average price of $50.49 per share in July 2021, bringing total repurchases under the stock repurchase program announced in May 2021 to 412,866 shares at a weighted-average price of $47.12 per share through July 2021.
In July 2021, the company closed its sixth asset-backed securitization, a $200 million note issuance with a weighted-average coupon of 2.30%.
Third Quarter 2021 Dividend and Increase in Stock Repurchase Program Authorization
The company’s Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.25 per common share for the third quarter of 2021. The dividend will be paid on September 15, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 25, 2021.
The declaration and payment of any future dividend is subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors and will depend on a variety of factors, including the company’s financial condition and results of operations.
In addition, the company’s Board of Directors has approved a $20 million increase in the amount authorized under the stock repurchase program announced in May 2021, from $30 million to $50 million.
Share repurchases under the stock repurchase program may be made in the open market at prevailing market prices, through privately negotiated transactions, or through other structures in accordance with applicable federal securities laws, at times and in amounts as management deems appropriate. The timing and the amount of any common stock repurchases will be determined by the company’s management based on its evaluation of market conditions, the company’s liquidity needs, legal and contractual requirements and restrictions (including covenants in the company’s credit agreements), share price, and other factors. Repurchases of common stock may be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan, which would permit common stock to be repurchased when the company might otherwise be precluded from doing so under insider trading laws. The repurchase program does not obligate the company to repurchase any particular number of shares and may be suspended, modified, or discontinued at any time without prior notice.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of June 30, 2021, the company had net finance receivables of $1.2 billion and debt of $853.1 million ($851.3 million of outstanding debt and $1.7 million of interest payable). The debt consisted of:
$144.5 million on its $640.0 million senior revolving credit facility availability,
$149.2 million on its three revolving warehouse credit facilities availability, totaling $300.0 million, and
$559.3 million through its asset-backed securitizations.
The company’s unused capacity on its revolving credit facilities (subject to the borrowing base) was $647 million, or 68.9%, as of June 30, 2021.
The company had a funded debt-to-equity ratio of 3.1 to 1.0 and a stockholders’ equity ratio of 23.4%, each as of June 30, 2021. On a non-GAAP basis, the company had a funded debt-to-tangible equity ratio of 3.2 to 1.0, as of June 30, 2021. Please refer to the reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures included at the end of this press release.
Full Year 2021 Outlook
In light of the unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and credit loss provisioning under the new CECL accounting standard, the company is initiating a full year 2021 outlook for net income. For the full year 2021, the company expects net income to be between $75 million and $80 million. The outlook assumes that:
Current economic conditions remain steady,
The full year 2021 net credit loss rate will be approximately 7.0%,
The company will build its allowance for credit losses in the second half of the year due to net finance receivables growth,
The allowance for credit losses rate will normalize to pre-pandemic levels of approximately 10.8% by the end of the year, and
General and administrative expenses will increase in the second half of the year as the company continues to invest in its growth initiatives, including increased marketing expenses associated with digital lending efforts.
Branch Network
As of June 30, 2021, the company’s branch network consisted of 368 locations, and in April 2021, the company opened its first branch in Illinois. The company expects to open 15 to 20 new branches during the full year 2021, subject to the economic environment.
Conference Call Information
Regional Management Corp. will host a conference call and webcast today at 5:00 PM ET to discuss these results.
The dial-in number for the conference call is (855) 327-6837 (toll-free) or (631) 891-4304 (direct). Please dial the number 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
*** A supplemental slide presentation will be made available on Regional’s website prior to the earnings call at www.RegionalManagement.com. ***
In addition, a live webcast of the conference call will be available on Regional’s website at
A webcast replay of the call will be available at
for one year following the call.
About Regional Management Corp.
Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM) is a diversified consumer finance company that provides attractive, easy-to-understand installment loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies, and other lenders. Regional Management operates under the name “Regional Finance” in 368 branch locations across 12 states in the Southeastern, Southwestern, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern United States, as of June 30, 2021. Most of its loan products are secured, and each is structured on a fixed rate, fixed term basis with fully amortizing equal monthly installment payments, repayable at any time without penalty. Regional Management sources loans through its multiple channel platform, which includes branches, centrally-managed direct mail campaigns, digital partners,
retailers, and its consumer website. For more information, please visit
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact but instead represent Regional Management Corp.’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements concerning financial outlooks or future plans, objectives, goals, projections, strategies, events, or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements related thereto. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “outlook,” and similar expressions may be used to identify these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they were made and are about matters that are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of Regional Management. As a result, actual performance and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements. Therefore, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ from the expectations expressed or implied in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: risks related to Regional Management’s business, including the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Regional Management’s operations and financial condition; managing growth effectively, implementing Regional Management’s growth strategy, and opening new branches as planned; Regional Management’s convenience check strategy; Regional Management’s policies and procedures for underwriting, processing, and servicing loans; Regional Management’s ability to collect on its loan portfolio; Regional Management’s insurance operations; exposure to credit risk and repayment risk, which risks may increase in light of adverse or recessionary economic conditions; the implementation of new underwriting models and processes, including as to the effectiveness of new custom scorecards; changes in the competitive environment in which Regional Management operates or a decrease in the demand for its products; the geographic concentration of Regional Management’s loan portfolio; the failure of third-party service providers, including those providing information technology products; changes in economic conditions in the markets Regional Management serves, including levels of unemployment and bankruptcies; the ability to achieve successful acquisitions and strategic alliances; the ability to make technological improvements as quickly as competitors; security breaches, cyber-attacks, failures in information systems, or fraudulent activity; the ability to originate loans; reliance on information technology resources and providers, including the risk of prolonged system outages; changes in current revenue and expense trends, including trends affecting delinquencies and credit losses; changes in operating and administrative expenses; the departure, transition, or replacement of key personnel; the ability to timely and effectively implement, transition to, and maintain the necessary information technology systems, infrastructure, processes, and controls to support Regional Management’s operations and initiatives; changes in interest rates; existing
sources of liquidity
become insufficient or access to these sources
may become
unexpectedly restricted;
xposure to financial risk due to asset-backed securitization transactions
; risks related to regulation and legal proceedings, including c
hanges in laws or regulations or in the interpretation or enforcement of laws or regulations;
hanges in accounting standards, rules, and interpretations and the failure of related assumptions and estimates, including those associated with the implementation of CECL accounting;
he impact of changes in tax laws, guidance, and interpretations, including the timing and amount of revenues that may
recogniz
ed; risks related to the ownership of Regional Management’s common stock, including v
olatility in the market price of shares of
common stock;
he timing and amount of future cash dividend payments;
nti-takeover provisions in
charter documents and applicable state law.
The COVID-19 pandemic may also magnify many of these risks and uncertainties.
The foregoing factors and others are discussed in greater detail in Regional Management’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Regional Management will not update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or the non-occurrence of anticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as required by law. Regional Management is not responsible for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.
Contact
Investor Relations
Garrett Edson, (203) 682-8331
investor.relations@regionalmanagement.com
Regional Management Corp. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
Better (Worse)
YTD 21
YTD 20
Revenue
88,793
80,067
176,072
167,064
16,641
13,599
Other income
99,676
89,850
197,407
185,924
11,483
Expenses
20,549
27,499
31,911
77,021
45,110
Personnel
28,370
26,863
(1,507
57,221
56,374
Occupancy
11,588
10,835
Marketing
(3,338
(232.1
(4,362
(139.6
15,937
17,435
Total general and administrative
46,389
41,525
(4,864
92,232
87,768
(4,464
Interest expense
14,936
19,296
Income before income taxes
24,937
11,689
13,248
58,328
56,489
3,071.7
Income taxes
12,640
(11,946
(1,721.3
20,166
12,696
45,688
44,543
3,890.2
Net income per common share:
4,310.0
Diluted
4,080.0
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
10,200
10,962
10,371
10,929
10,797
11,013
10,931
11,130
Return on average assets (annualized)
Return on average equity (annualized)
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(dollars in thousands, except par value amounts)
Increase (Decrease)
Assets
(2,887
1,183,387
1,022,635
160,752
Unearned insurance premiums
(39,469
(27,016
(12,453
(139,400
(142,000
Net finance receivables, less unearned insurance premiums and allowance for credit losses
1,004,518
853,619
150,899
Restricted cash
99,920
54,423
45,497
Lease assets
28,223
27,177
Deferred tax assets, net
14,109
20,682
(6,573
Property and equipment
12,658
15,504
(2,846
Intangible assets
Other assets
16,710
11,023
Total assets
1,191,305
1,000,225
191,080
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Liabilities:
853,067
683,865
169,202
Unamortized debt issuance costs
(9,356
(7,584
(1,772
Net debt
843,711
676,281
167,430
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
38,316
34,843
Lease liabilities
30,295
29,220
Total liabilities
912,322
740,344
171,978
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock ($0.10 par value, 100,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding)
Common stock ($0.10 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 14,141 shares issued and 10,360 shares outstanding at June 30, 2021 and 13,727 shares issued and 11,243 shares outstanding at June 30, 2020)
Additional paid-in-capital
105,509
104,530
Retained earnings
268,172
204,052
64,120
Treasury stock (3,780 shares at June 30, 2021 and 2,484 shares at June 30, 2020)
(96,112
(50,074
(46,038
Total stockholders’ equity
278,983
259,881
19,102
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Selected Financial Data
Net Finance Receivables by Product
Inc (Dec)
Small loans
380,780
371,188
380,083
Large loans
789,743
719,441
70,302
618,134
171,609
Total core loans
1,170,523
1,090,629
79,894
998,217
172,306
Automobile loans
(3,756
Retail loans
10,561
11,941
(1,380
18,359
(7,798
Total net finance receivables
1,105,603
77,784
Number of branches at period end
Average net finance receivables per branch
Averages and Yields
Average Net Finance Receivables
Average Yield (Annualized)
365,535
389,138
404,019
744,935
717,572
618,860
11,181
13,170
20,114
Total interest and fee yield
1,124,298
1,123,360
1,049,813
Total revenue yield
Components of Increase in Interest and Fee Income
2Q 21 Compared to 2Q 20
Volume
Volume & Rate
(3,487
(1,588
10,880
Product mix
(1,108
Total increase in interest and fee income
Net Loans Originated (1) (2)
147,456
98,817
48,639
79,265
68,191
223,648
130,821
92,827
90,980
132,668
Total net loans originated
372,772
231,418
141,354
172,152
200,620
Represents the balance of loan originations and refinancings net of unearned finance charges.
The company ceased originating automobile purchase loans in November 2017.
Other Key Metrics
Net credit losses
20,749
21,762
27,899
Percentage of average net finance receivables (annualized)
Provision for loan losses (1)
11,362
Percentage of total revenue
45,843
Same store results (2):
Net finance receivables at period-end
1,175,516
1,100,840
1,016,776
Net finance receivable growth rate
Number of branches in calculation
Includes COVID-19 pandemic impacts to provision for credit losses of $(6,300), $(6,600), and $9,500 for 2Q 21, 1Q 21,
and 2Q 20, respectively.
Same store sales reflect the change in year-over-year sales for the comparable branch base. The comparable branch base includes those branches open for at least one year.
Contractual Delinquency by Aging
Allowance for credit losses (1)
139,600
1,066,124
1,010,859
896,928
1 to 29 days past due
74,470
47,024
76,172
Delinquent accounts:
30 to 59 days
14,488
11,252
15,277
60 to 89 days
90 to 119 days
120 to 149 days
150 to 179 days
Total contractual delinquency
42,793
47,720
49,535
1 day and over past due
117,263
94,744
125,707
Contractual Delinquency by Product
18,876
22,582
24,465
23,068
24,177
23,660
Includes incremental COVID-19 allowance for credit losses of $17,500, $23,800, and $33,400 in 2Q 21, 1Q 21, and 2Q 20, respectively.
Income Statement Quarterly Trend
81,306
86,845
87,279
90,538
97,444
97,731
22,089
24,700
(9,187
26,207
26,979
28,851
(2,066
43,754
44,794
15,395
18,694
33,391
(8,454
11,238
14,347
25,522
(5,356
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
10,977
10,882
10,543
11,092
11,228
11,066
Net interest margin
80,713
81,238
88,188
90,596
91,875
11,162
Net credit margin
53,214
59,149
63,488
79,234
71,326
(7,908
18,112
Balance Sheet Quarterly Trend
1,037,559
1,103,856
1,098,295
93,010
1,059,554
1,136,259
144,000
150,000
(2,600
700,139
768,909
752,200
100,867
Other Key Metrics Quarterly Trend
Interest and fee yield (annualized)
Efficiency ratio (1)
Operating expense ratio (2)
30+ contractual delinquency
Net credit loss ratio (3)
Book value per share
General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenue.
Annualized general and administrative expenses as a percentage of average net finance receivables.
Annualized net credit losses as a percentage of average net finance receivables.
377,272
431,076
731,329
626,185
12,170
21,585
1,123,832
1,086,565
YTD 21 Compared to YTD 20
(9,818
(7,198
14,428
17,393
(2,325
246,273
199,289
46,984
354,469
196,628
157,841
(2,032
604,190
401,397
202,793
The company ceased originating automobile loans in November 2017.
42,511
57,321
General and administrative expenses (2) (3)
(1) Includes COVID-19 pandemic impacts to provision for credit losses of $(12,900) and $33,400 for YTD 21 and YTD 20, respectively.
(2) Includes non-operating executive transition costs of $3,066 for YTD 20.
(3) Includes non-operating loan management system outage costs of $720 for YTD 20.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to financial measures presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. The company’s management utilizes non-GAAP measures as additional metrics to aid in, and enhance, its understanding of the company’s financial results. Tangible equity and funded debt-to-tangible equity ratio are non-GAAP measures that adjust GAAP measures to exclude intangible assets. Management uses these equity measures to evaluate and manage the company’s capital and leverage position. The company also believes that these equity measures are commonly used in the financial services industry and provide useful information to users of the company’s financial statements in the evaluation of its capital and leverage position.
This non-GAAP financial information should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the company’s non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP measures of other companies. The following tables provide a reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures.
Total stockholders' equity
Less: Intangible assets
Tangible equity (non-GAAP)
269,902
Funded debt-to-equity ratio
Funded debt-to-tangible equity ratio (non-GAAP)

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