LendingClub Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results

Delivers Record Full Year Revenue and Earnings Growth Despite Challenging Environment

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), the parent company of LendingClub Bank, America’s leading digital marketplace bank, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) is the parent company of LendingClub Bank, National Association, Member FDIC. LendingClub Bank is the leading digital marketplace bank in the U.S.

“Our fourth quarter results clearly demonstrated the benefits of our evolution into a marketplace bank. We significantly grew recurring revenue to offset the expected reduction in marketplace volumes,” said Scott Sanborn, LendingClub CEO. “Looking ahead, in anticipation of a more challenging environment, we have streamlined our operations and will maintain our underwriting discipline. We also intend to remain profitable, while investing in-period earnings into loan retention to support future earnings. These actions will allow us to capitalize on growth opportunities as economic pressures abate.”

Full Year 2022 Results Reflect Ongoing Transformation and Positioning for Long-Term Sustained Success

  • Total assets increased 63% year over year to $8.0 billion, primarily reflecting growth in loans held for investment, including the acquisition of a $1.05 billion outstanding principal loan portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2022.

  • Deposits of $6.4 billion more than doubled, primarily due to growth in online savings deposits.

  • Total net revenue of $1.2 billion up 45% year over year

  • Pre-tax income of $153.0 million compared to $18.4 million in the prior year, reflecting solid revenue growth combined with improved operating efficiency.

  • Implemented significant cost reduction plan to more closely align the company’s expense base with anticipated loan volume in 2023.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Results

  • Total net revenue of $262.7 million was comparable to the prior-year period, as strong growth in net interest income offset lower marketplace revenue.

  • Loan originations were $2.5 billion, compared to $3.1 billion in the prior-year period.

  • Credit quality of the held-for-investment prime loan portfolio remained strong, with delinquency rates continuing to normalize as the portfolio seasons.

  • Provision for credit losses of $61.5 million primarily reflects $700.8 million of quarterly loan originations held for investment and ongoing recognition of provision expense for discounted lifetime losses at origination.

  • Efficiency ratio improved to 69% from 72% in the prior-year period due to better marketing efficiency.

  • Pre-provision net revenue of $82.7 million grew 12% year over year, driven by improved operating efficiency.

  • Net income of $23.6 million compared to $29.1 million year over year, reflecting higher credit provisioning due to growth in the held-for-investment portfolio, partially offset by favorable marketing efficiency.

  • Total equity of $1.2 billion grew $314.1 million from December 31, 2021, primarily reflecting net income generated over the period and the release of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

  • Book value per common share of $10.93 increased 30% from December 31, 2021. Tangible book value per common share of $10.06 increased 35% from December 31, 2021. The increases in book value and tangible book value per share were consistent with the growth in total equity.

  • Substantial capital with a consolidated Tier 1 leverage ratio of 14.1% and consolidated Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 15.8%.

 

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

December 31,
2021

December 31,
2022

December 31,
2021

Total net revenue

$            262.7

$             304.9

$            262.2

$         1,187.2

$            818.6

Non-interest expense

180.0

186.2

188.2

766.9

661.4

Pre-provision net revenue (1)

82.7

118.7

74.0

420.3

157.2

Provision for credit losses

61.5

82.7

45.1

267.3

138.8

Income before income tax benefit

21.2

36.0

28.9

153.0

18.4

Income tax benefit

2.4

7.2

0.2

136.6

0.1

Net income

$             23.6

$              43.2

$              29.1

$           289.7

$             18.6

Diluted EPS

$             0.22

$              0.41

$              0.27

$             2.79

$             0.18

Income tax benefit from release of tax valuation allowance

$               3.2

$                5.0

$                 —

$           143.5

$                —

Net income excluding income tax benefit (1,2)

$             20.4

$              38.2

$              29.1

$           146.2

$             18.6

Diluted EPS excluding income tax benefit (1,2)

$             0.19

$              0.36

$              0.27

$             1.41

$             0.18

(1)

See page 3 of this release for additional information on our use of non-GAAP financial measures.

(2)

Fourth and third quarters of 2022 and the year ended December 31, 2022, include income tax benefit of $3.2 million, $5.0 million, and $143.5 million, respectively, due to the release of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

 

For a calculation of Pre-Provision Net Revenue, Net Income Excluding Income Tax Benefit, Diluted EPS Excluding Income Tax Benefit, and Tangible Book Value Per Common Share, refer to the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” tables at the end of this release.

Financial Outlook

Given the rapid change in the economic environment, the company is currently providing guidance for the first quarter of 2023 and expects loan originations and pre-provision net revenue to be in the ranges below. The outlook for loan originations reflects the impact of rising rates on marketplace demand combined with continued prudent underwriting. The company plans to maintain held-for-investment loan balances in line with the fourth quarter of 2022. For 2023, the company intends to remain profitable, while investing in-period earnings into loan retention to support future earnings.

First Quarter 2023

Loan Originations

$1.9B to $2.2B

Pre-Provision Net Revenue

$55M to $70M

 

About LendingClub

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) is the parent company of LendingClub Bank, National Association, Member FDIC. LendingClub Bank is the leading digital marketplace bank in the U.S., where members can access a broad range of financial products and services designed to help them pay less when borrowing and earn more when saving. Based on more than 150 billion cells of data and over $80 billion in loans, our advanced credit decisioning and machine-learning models are used across the customer lifecycle to expand seamless access to credit for our members, while generating compelling risk-adjusted returns for our loan investors. Since 2007, more than 4.5 million members have joined the Club to help reach their financial goals. For more information about LendingClub, visit https://www.lendingclub.com.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The LendingClub fourth quarter 2022 webcast and teleconference is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (or 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. A live webcast of the call will be available at http://ir.lendingclub.com under the Filings & Financials menu in Quarterly Results. To access the call, please dial +1 (844) 200-6205, or outside the U.S. +1 (929) 526-1599, with Access Code 786729, ten minutes prior to 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (or 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). An audio archive of the call will be available at http://ir.lendingclub.com. An audio replay will also be available 1 hour after the end of the call until February 1, 2023, by calling +1 (866) 813-9403 or outside the U.S. +44 (204) 525-0658, with Access Code 636433. LendingClub has used, and intends to use, its investor relations website, blog (http://blog.lendingclub.com), Twitter handle (@LendingClub) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LendingClubTeam) as a means of disclosing material non-public information and to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Contacts
For Investors:
IR@lendingclub.com

Media Contact:
Press@lendingclub.com

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: Pre-Provision Net Revenue, Net Income Excluding Income Tax Benefit, Diluted EPS Excluding Income Tax Benefit, and Tangible Book Value Per Common Share. Our non-GAAP financial measures do have limitations as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results under GAAP.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide management and investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business, enable comparison of financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and enable comparison of our financial results with other public companies.

We believe Pre-Provision Net Revenue, Net Income Excluding Income Tax Benefit and Diluted EPS Excluding Income Tax Benefit are important measures because they reflect the financial performance of our business operations. Pre-Provision Net Revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated by subtracting the provision for credit losses and income tax benefit/expense from net income. Net Income Excluding Income Tax Benefit adjusts for the release of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance in the fourth, third and second quarters of 2022. Diluted EPS Excluding Income Tax Benefit is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated by dividing Net Income Excluding Income Tax Benefit by the weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding.

We believe Tangible Book Value (TBV) Per Common Share is an important measure used to evaluate the company’s use of equity. TBV Per Common Share is a non-GAAP financial measure representing common equity reduced by goodwill and intangible assets, divided by ending common shares issued and outstanding.

For a reconciliation of such measures to the nearest GAAP measures, please refer to the tables beginning on page 14 of this release.

Safe Harbor Statement

Some of the statements above, including statements regarding our competitive advantages, macroeconomic outlook, anticipated future performance and financial results, are “forward-looking statements.” The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “outlook,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements include: our ability to continue to attract and retain new and existing customers; our ability to realize the expected benefits from recent initiatives, including our cost reduction plan and the acquisition of a $1 billion loan portfolio; competition; overall economic conditions; the interest rate environment; the regulatory environment; demand for the types of loans facilitated by us; default rates and those factors set forth in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in forward-looking statements. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

(In thousands, except percentages or as noted)

(Unaudited)

As of and for the three months ended

% Change

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

June 30,

2022

March 31,

2022

December 31,
2021

Q/Q

Y/Y

Operating Highlights:

Non-interest income

$       127,465

$      181,237

$    213,832

$    189,857

$       179,111

(30) %

(29) %

Net interest income

135,243

123,676

116,226

99,680

83,132

9 %

63 %

Total net revenue

262,708

304,913

330,058

289,537

262,243

(14) %

— %

Non-interest expense

180,044

186,219

209,386

191,204

188,220

(3) %

(4) %

Pre-provision net revenue(1)

82,664

118,694

120,672

98,333

74,023

(30) %

12 %

Provision for credit losses

61,512

82,739

70,566

52,509

45,149

(26) %

36 %

Income before income tax benefit (expense)

21,152

35,955

50,106

45,824

28,874

(41) %

(27) %

Income tax benefit (expense)

2,439

7,243

131,954

(4,988)

234

N/M

NM

Net income

23,591

43,198

182,060

40,836

29,108

N/M

N/M

Income tax benefit from release of tax valuation allowance

3,180

5,015

135,300

N/M

N/M

Net income excluding income tax benefit(1)(2)

$        20,411

$        38,183

$     46,760

$     40,836

$        29,108

(47) %

(30) %

Basic EPS – common stockholders

$            0.22

$            0.41

$         1.77

$         0.40

$            0.29

(46) %

(24) %

Diluted EPS – common stockholders

$            0.22

$            0.41

$         1.73

$         0.39

$            0.27

(46) %

(19) %

Diluted EPS excluding income tax benefit(1)(2)

$            0.19

$            0.36

$         0.45

$         0.39

$            0.27

(47) %

(30) %

LendingClub Corporation Performance Metrics:

Net interest margin

7.8 %

8.3 %

8.5 %

8.3 %

7.6 %

Efficiency ratio(3)

68.5 %

61.1 %

63.4 %

66.0 %

71.8 %

Return on average equity (ROE)

7.2 %

14.2 %

33.8 %

18.7 %

14.1 %

Return on average total assets (ROA)

1.1 %

2.5 %

5.5 %

3.1 %

2.4 %

Marketing expense as a % of loan originations

1.4 %

1.3 %

1.6 %

1.7 %

1.7 %

LendingClub Corporation Capital Metrics:

Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio

15.8 %

18.3 %

20.0 %

20.6 %

21.3 %

Tier 1 Leverage Ratio

14.1 %

15.7 %

16.2 %

15.6 %

16.5 %

Book Value per Common Share

$           10.93

$           10.67

$        10.41

$          8.68

$            8.41

2 %

30 %

Tangible Book Value per Common Share(1)

$           10.06

$             9.78

$          9.50

$          7.75

$            7.46

3 %

35 %

Loan Originations (in millions)(4):

Total loan originations

$           2,524

$           3,539

$        3,840

$        3,217

$          3,069

(29) %

(18) %

Marketplace loans

$           1,824

$           2,386

$        2,819

$        2,360

$          2,308

(24) %

(21) %

Loan originations held for investment

$              701

$           1,153

$        1,021

$           856

$             761

(39) %

(8) %

Loan originations held for investment as a % of total loan originations

28 %

33 %

27 %

27 %

25 %

Servicing Portfolio AUM (in millions)(5):

Total servicing portfolio

$        16,157

$         15,929

$      14,783

$      13,341

$        12,463

1 %

30 %

Loans serviced for others

$        10,819

$         11,807

$      11,382

$      10,475

$        10,124

(8) %

7 %

Balance Sheet Data:

Loans and leases held for investment at amortized cost, net, excluding PPP loans

$   4,638,331

$   4,414,347

$  3,692,667

$  3,049,325

$   2,486,440

5 %

87 %

PPP loans

$        66,971

$        89,379

$   118,794

$   184,986

$      268,297

(25) %

(75) %

Total loans and leases held for investment at amortized cost, net(6)

$   4,705,302

$   4,503,726

$  3,811,461

$  3,234,311

$   2,754,737

4 %

71 %

Loans held for investment at fair value

$      925,938

$        15,057

$     20,583

$     15,384

$               21

N/M

N/M

Total loans and leases held for investment

$   5,631,240

$   4,518,783

$  3,832,044

$  3,249,695

$   2,754,758

25 %

104 %

Total assets

$   7,979,747

$   6,775,074

$  6,186,765

$  5,574,425

$   4,900,319

18 %

63 %

Total deposits

$   6,392,553

$   5,123,506

$  4,527,672

$  3,977,477

$   3,135,788

25 %

104 %

Total liabilities

$   6,815,453

$   5,653,664

$  5,107,648

$  4,686,991

$   4,050,077

21 %

68 %

Total equity

$   1,164,294

$   1,121,410

$  1,079,117

$   887,434

$      850,242

4 %

37 %

N/M – Not meaningful

(1)

Represents a non-GAAP financial measure. See “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(2)

Excludes fourth, third and second quarter 2022 income tax benefit of $3.2 million, $5.0 million and $135.3 million, respectively, due to the release of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

(3)

Calculated as the ratio of non-interest expense to total net revenue.

(4)

Includes unsecured personal loans, auto loans, and education and patient finance loans only.

(5)

Loans serviced on our platform, which includes unsecured personal loans, auto loans and education and patient finance loans serviced for others and held for investment by the company.

(6)

Excludes loans held for investment at fair value, which primarily consists of a loan portfolio that was acquired in the fourth quarter of 2022.

 

The asset quality metrics presented in the following table are for loans and leases held for investment at amortized cost and do not reflect loans held for investment at fair value:

As of and for the three months ended

December 31,
2022

September 30,
2022

June 30,

2022

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