DGAP-News: Mogo Finance S.A. / Key word(s): Half Year Results/Half Year Results
ELEVING GROUP (FORMER MOGO FINANCE) REPORTS UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2021
2021-08-06 / 13:50
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Record profitability driven by the historically highest loan issuances and consistent financial performance
OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HIGHLIGHTS
. Record-breaking performance in Q2 2021 driven by significant loan issuance volume (EUR 77 million in Q2 2021) and
strong q-o-q portfolio growth by 4.9% to EUR 211.5 million.
. Strong demand for personal mobility was observed in all the vehicle finance active markets resulting in an
average loan ticket for a car increasing by 4% q-o-q. Also, the number of car loan applications increased by 12.6%
. Historically the highest consolidated vehicle finance issuances with record-high numbers of disbursed loans in
Romania, Uganda, and Kenya, where motorcycle financing continued its successful run focusing on productive lending,
for example, financing taxi drivers, thus creating jobs.
. Premium car financing solution Primero showed strong growth and development in Latvia. Also, as product brand,
Primero was launched in Moldova focusing on premium car segment.
. Sales agreements were signed for on-hold markets of Albania and Bulgaria with regulatory approvals still pending.
. Stabilized sales have been achieved following the Covid-19 related slowdown in the Group's consumer finance markets
 with historically highest issuances in North Macedonia. Also, continued strengthening of both - online and
offline - sales channels to foster financial inclusion and client service quality.
. Being a responsible citizen of the international business community, Eleving Group continued to implement its
corporate strategy, including:
. implementation of vaccination motivation program and hybrid work model in the group's HQ;
. launch of a new corporate website;
. first group-wide non-financial statements for 2020 and several social initiatives, focusing on helping vulnerable
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND PROGRESS
. Record profitability characterized by:
. record-high six months EBITDA of EUR 28.2 million (6M 2020: EUR 15 million) and normalized EBITDA of EUR 31.1
. Net Profit before forex of EUR 7.6 million (6M 2020: EUR 0.3 million) and normalized^4 - EUR 10.5 million;
. Net Profit after forex of EUR 7.8 million (6M 2020: EUR 3.8 million loss) and normalized^4 - EUR 10.7 million.
. Record-high product portfolio of EUR 211.5 million; an EUR 11.3 million increase q-o-q, of which vehicle finance
accounted for EUR 8.5 million and consumer finance - EUR 2.8 million.
. Strongest-ever capitalization ratio (24.2%) resulting in a growth of 9.6% or EUR 4.2 million q-o-q.
. Receivable from the sale of Longo Group further decreased by EUR 5 million and now stands at EUR 2.9 million (Q1
2021: EUR 7.9 million).
. Based on strong financial results and general resilience of capital markets, the Group is considering a range of
Eurobond refinance opportunities during the second half of 2021.
Modestas Sudnius, CEO of Eleving Group, commented: "Eleving Group has produced sturdy performance in the first half of
2021, boosted by the Group's strategic focus on its existing markets and leaner organizational structure. The strong
performance of the Group was driven by a record-high consolidated loan issuance volume, in particular, by record-high
numbers of disbursed vehicle loans in Romania, Uganda, and Kenya and consumer loans in North-Macedonia.
The used car market became increasingly active during the pandemic, and our industry know-how allowed us to react
swiftly to the growing demand for safer, more cost-efficient personal mobility. The growing demand for personal vehicle
across all of the Group's markets increased both the average size of a Mogo loan (up by 4% q-o-q) and the number of
applications for car loans (up by nearly 13% q-o-q).
During the first six months of 2021, we also focused on our corporate identity and took steps to boost the Group's new
brand awareness across the international business community - we launched our new website and strengthened our ESG
approach. To pursue our ESG goals, we published the first group-wide non-financial statements and launched several
social initiatives, for example, an e-signature solution in Romania and a motorcycle riding school for women in Kenya.
To encourage strong employee engagement in building business resilience and innovation culture, we have launched a
vaccination motivation program and hybrid work model in the Group's headquarters, including flexible working mode and
While headed towards the best financial year in the Group's history, Eleving Group will pursue gradual growth in the
next quarters, maintaining a keen focus on sustainable business development. "
Maris Kreics, CFO of Mogo Finance: "The record profitability achieved in the first half of 2021 provides conclusive
proof that the revised strategy has largely been implemented as intended and is bearing fruit. The core profitability
evidenced by the highest ever quarterly EBITDA with more than a 50% year-over-year increase and record-high portfolio
of EUR 211.5 million, contribution to which was made by both of our business lines - vehicle and consumer financing.
The Group's consistent financial performance is reflected in the strongest equity position in the Group's history -
total equity in the first six months of 2021 grew by 39.1%, reaching total equity of EUR 48 million at the end of the
first half of 2021.
Also, our funding position has remained strong, with continuously decreasing costs of capital on the Mintos
peer-to-peer marketplace (weighted average funding rate for the whole portfolio funded through Mintos is below 10%) and
our Eurobond and Latvian bond secondary market prices are trading comfortably above par.
The Group's bonds will mature in the second half of 2022, and we plan to evaluate a range of refinancing options during
the second half of 2021. "
The full unaudited report for the six months ended 30 June 2021 is available under: https://eleving.com/investors/
Conference Call: A conference call in English with the Group's management team to discuss the results is scheduled
for 10 August 2021 at 15:00 CET.
Please register: http://emea.directeventreg.com/registration/2934356
Contact: Eleving Group
Maris Kreics, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
About Eleving Group
Eleving Group comprises a number of financial technology companies with a global presence. The Group operates in the
vehicle and consumer finance segments in 3 continents, providing financial inclusion and disruptively changing
financial services industries in its countries of operation. Founded in 2012 as Mogo in Latvia, the Group has
revolutionized the way people purchase cars. Having expanded all across the Baltics within its first year in business,
the Group continued expansion in the following years, servicing a total of 14 active markets.
With its headquarters in Latvia, the Group operates in the Baltics, Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe,
Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Africa.
For two consecutive years since 2020, the Group has appeared on the Financial Times list of Europe's 1000 fastest
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