Total Year-over-Year Member Growth of 113% Accelerated for 8th Consecutive Quarter to 2.6 million
Total Products of 3.7 million Up 123% Year-over-Year
Record Quarterly Net Revenue up 101% Year-over-Year and Adjusted Net Revenue up 74% Year-over-Year
Successful Business Combination and Public Listing on Nasdaq
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 12, 2021 – SoFi Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFI), a member-centric, one-stop shop for digital financial services that allows members to borrow, save, spend, invest and protect their money, reported financial results today for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
“The second quarter proved to be another quarter full of milestones for SoFi,” said Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi. “We exceeded our financial expectations, delivering record adjusted quarterly net revenue and our fourth consecutive quarter of positive adjusted EBITDA. We drove our 8th straight quarter of accelerating member growth, with even faster growth in cross-buying from existing members, increased our Galileo account base to nearly 79 million, and raised nearly $2 billion in our successful transition to a public company. We accomplished all of this by focusing on our members and our mission to provide them with the right financial products, services, and advice for every major financial decision in their lives and every day in between.”
Total GAAP net revenue of $231.3 million in the second quarter of 2021 was up 101% from the corresponding prior-year period. On an adjusted basis, net revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $237.2 million, a record high, and 74% higher than last year’s second quarter total of $136.3 million. Strength in all three of SoFi’s business segments drove the growth in these measures.
SoFi recorded a $165.3 million net loss for the second quarter of 2021, compared to net income of $7.8 million in last year’s second quarter. We remeasured our valuation allowance during 2020 as a result of the deferred tax liabilities recognized in connection with our acquisition of Galileo, which decreased the valuation allowance by $99.8 million. The absence of that tax benefit, together with significant non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and fair value changes in warrants primarily related to the fair market value of SoFi stock, were the largest contributors to the current period net loss.
Second quarter adjusted EBITDA of $11.2 million was positive for the fourth consecutive quarter, and $35.0 million higher than the second quarter of 2020, due to the combination of higher revenues across all business segments, partially offset by increased spending to achieve incremental growth.
The Company continued its trend of accelerating year-over-year growth in both members and total products in the second quarter. Total members grew 113% year-over-year to 2.6 million, up from 1.2 million at the same point last year, and total products grew 123% to 3.7 million at quarter end, compared to 1.6 million at the same point last year. Growth in our member base and products was driven by significant expansion in the offering across business segments, particularly in the Financial Services segment, where growth in SoFi Invest and SoFi Money offerings more than tripled the number of Financial Services segment products, to nearly 2.7 million, up from approximately 783,000 at the same point last year. As of the end of the second quarter of 2021, Financial Services segment products were nearly three times the number of Lending products. Growth in personal and student loans largely drove the 14% year-over-year increase in Lending segment products. Technology Platform accounts increased by 119% in the second quarter of 2021, to nearly 79 million, due to both new client acquisition by Galileo and growth at its existing clients.
Lending Segment results
Lending segment net revenues of $166.3 million on a GAAP basis and $172.2 million on an adjusted basis for the second quarter of 2021 increased by 73% and 47%, respectively, year-over-year, driven by higher origination volume in every type of loan SoFi offers.
Lending segment contribution profit of $89.2 million increased 80% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2021, due to the combination of revenue growth and strategic balance sheet management.
In the second quarter of 2021, total origination volume in the Lending segment increased 66% year-over-year. While growth in student loans remains depressed relative to pre-COVID levels, low rates and improving U.S. economic trends have allowed SoFi to return to more normalized credit qualification standards. This led to an increase in personal and home loan funding volumes, which were up 188% and 49%, respectively, year-over-year.
Despite various headwinds, SoFi has continued its trend of expanding its set of product offerings and features in the Lending segment. So far this year, SoFi has introduced a Rate Match Guarantee feature for student loans, as well as a “snooze” feature that allows borrowers to lock-in current low rates on a new student loan without beginning payments until the suspension of principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans enacted by the CARES Act is lifted. In personal loans, we have refined our credit policy and automation capabilities, creating a faster, more accurate and lower-touch experience. More than 50% of personal loans processed in the second quarter of 2021 were fully automated, up from less than 30% one year ago, and we reduced time to fund by 50%, to two days. And in home loans, we introduced a new rates calculator to help borrowers find the right loan for them. The combination of these enhancements, the return to more normalized credit qualification standards, and increased marketing in a favorable rate environment contributed to double-digit year-over-year growth across every loan type in the second quarter of 2021.
Financial Services Segment results
The Company has experienced significant growth in Financial Services net revenue this year, as members have responded positively to a steady stream of new offerings launched since 2019. Second quarter 2021 net revenue of $17.0 million compares to $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2020. The largest driver of the revenue increase was our SoFi Invest business, where we experienced a surge in new members and activity. Revenues from new equity capital markets and advisory services offerings we introduced during the quarter contributed as well, as did strength in SoFi Money and SoFi Lantern.
Second quarter Financial Services segment contribution loss of $24.7 million improved by $6.1 million from the prior year quarter loss of $30.9 million. Revenue growth of $14.6 million fueled by strength in the offerings referenced above more than offset the $8.5 million year-over-year increase in expenses driven by ongoing investment to grow this business. At the same time, we are executing efficiently on our long-term strategy to increase member adoption of multiple products across segments, which reduces customer acquisition costs and ultimately drives higher lifetime value per member.
By continuously innovating for members with new and relevant offerings, features and rewards, SoFi has more than tripled the number of Financial Services products in the past year to 2.7 million in total. For our SoFi Money offering, we added a two-day early paycheck feature to an already competitive direct deposit program, free overdraft protection and roundups. An innovative personal loan/SoFi Money bundle that offers a rate cut on personal loans paid by direct deposit also drove meaningful account growth over the past year. In our SoFi Invest offering, in addition to expanding our crypto and fractional share trading offerings, the Company launched a first-of-its-kind equity ETF that pays weekly dividends. In our new SoFi Credit Card business, accounts, balances and average spend have all grown substantially since we introduced an innovative rewards program earlier this year, where members have already redeemed 450 million points across SoFi products. In our SoFi Relay offering, we have experienced a surge of new members signing up for free credit score monitoring through the app this year, and opportunities for new SoFi At Work partnerships have grown as companies contemplate post-COVID benefit packages for employees.
Technology Platform Segment results
SoFi’s Technology Platform segment consists primarily of Galileo Financial Technologies, LLC (Galileo), a technology infrastructure provider we acquired in May 2020. Already a leader in the internet-only neobanks space with a substantial market share, Galileo is increasingly expanding into non-financial sectors as well. Over the past year, Galileo more than doubled its number of accounts, to nearly 79 million from 36 million, through growth in both new and existing clients.
Total net revenue of $45.3 million for the second quarter of 2021 was up 138% year-over-year, which reflects a full quarter of operations in 2021, compared to a partial quarter in 2020 subsequent to our acquisition of Galileo. SoFi has used the first year since acquisition to position the business for future growth, investing heavily to move operations from an on-premise environment to the Cloud, nearly double its headcount and expand to new geographies. This has caused a significant increase in expenses and slower growth in contribution profit, which was up 8% during the period.
Social Finance, Inc. (Social Finance) entered into a merger agreement (the Agreement) with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. V (SCH) on January 7, 2021. The transactions contemplated by the terms of the Agreement were completed on May 28, 2021, in conjunction with which SCH changed its name to SoFi Technologies, Inc. The transactions contemplated in the Agreement are collectively referred to as the Business Combination.
Guidance and Outlook
Second quarter 2021 adjusted net revenue of $237 million exceeded quarterly guidance of $215 million to $220 million by 10% at the low end and 8% at the high end. Adjusted EBITDA of $11 million for the quarter exceeded quarterly guidance of $(8) million to $2 million by $19 million at the low end and $9 million at the high end.
Management expects continued strong growth in the third quarter of 2021, with expected adjusted net revenue of $245 million to $255 million and expected adjusted EBITDA of $(7) million to $3 million. Management reiterates its full-year 2021 guidance of adjusted net revenue of $980 million and adjusted EBITDA of $27 million. This is despite lowering our expectations for second half student loan refinancing revenue by $40 million due to the extension of the CARES Act moratorium on student loan payments from September 30, 2021 to January 31, 2022, and reducing our Technology Platform revenue estimate by $12 million due to the minority stake in Apex being bought back. Management will further address third quarter and full-year 2021 guidance on the quarterly earnings conference call.
SoFi’s executive management team will host a live audio webcast beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) today to discuss the quarter’s financial results and business highlights. All interested parties are invited to listen to the live webcast at https://investors.sofi.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the SoFi Investor Relations website for 30 days. Investor information, including supplemental financial information, is available on SoFi’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.sofi.com.
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This press release presents information about our adjusted net revenue and adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures provided as supplements to the results provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). We use adjusted net revenue and adjusted EBITDA to evaluate our operating performance, formulate business plans, help better assess our overall liquidity position, and make strategic decisions, including those relating to operating expenses and the allocation of internal resources. Accordingly, we believe that adjusted net revenue and adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management. These non-GAAP measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only, have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the analysis of other GAAP financial measures, such as total net revenue and net income (loss). Other companies may not use these non-GAAP measures or may use similar measures that are defined in a different manner. Therefore, SoFi’s non-GAAP measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in Table 2 to the “Financial Tables” herein.
Forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures are presented without reconciliations of such forward-looking non-GAAP measures because the GAAP financial measures are not accessible on a forward-looking basis and reconciling information is not available without unreasonable effort due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations, including adjustments reflected in our reconciliation of historic non-GAAP financial measures, the amounts of which, based on historical experience, could be material.
SoFi’s mission is to help people achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions. Our products for borrowing, saving, spending, investing and protecting give our more than two million members fast access to tools to get their money right. SoFi membership comes with the key essentials for getting ahead, including career advisors and connection to a thriving community of like-minded, ambitious people. SoFi is also the naming rights partner of SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. For more information, visit https://www.sofi.com/ or download our iOS and Android apps.
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