Medallion Financial Corp. Reports 2021 Second Quarter Results

Pamela G. Knowles

NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medallion Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: MFIN, “Medallion” or the “Company”), a finance company that originates and services loans in various consumer and commercial industries, announced today its 2021 second quarter results.

2021 Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net income was $10.3 million, or $0.41 per share, compared to a net loss of $4.0 million, or $0.16 per share, in the prior year quarter.

  • Medallion Bank net income was a record $17.5 million for the quarter, compared to $1.8 million in the prior year quarter.

  • Net interest income grew 10.1% to $29.5 million, primarily reflecting the contribution from the consumer lending segments, compared to $26.8 million in the 2020 quarter.

  • Net interest margin was 8.84%, compared to 8.23% in the prior year quarter.

  • Net income from the Company’s consumer and commercial lending segments increased to $16.2 million in the quarter, compared to $9.0 million a year ago.

  • Net loan portfolios grew 13% for recreation and 30% for home improvement from June 30, 2020.

  • Consumer loan originations were up 31% from the prior year quarter to $197.5 million.

  • Our consumer loan portfolio was 94% of total net loans receivable as of June 30, 2021.

  • Total assets were $1.74 billion as of June 30, 2021, compared to $1.65 billion as of June 30, 2020.

Executive Commentary – Andrew Murstein, President of Medallion

“This quarter we maintained the strength and momentum in Medallion Bank, which is our top priority. That is the fastest growing and most profitable part of our Company. Our growth strategy is clear; we are investing in our consumer business and signing fintech strategic partnerships. At the same time, we seek to minimize our risk profile by maintaining the strong, and even improving, credit quality benchmarks we have in place. We also made progress on advancing our exit strategy for our non-core assets.”

Business Segment Highlights

Consumer Lending Segments

  • Our net consumer loan portfolio was $1.2 billion as of June 30, 2021, compared to $1.0 billion on June 30, 2020.

  • Net interest income grew 14% to $33.1 million for the quarter, compared to $29.1 million in the prior year quarter.

  • The average interest rate on the portfolio was 13.14% at quarter-end, compared to 14.14% a year ago.

  • Consumer loans 90 days or more past due were $2.8 million, or 0.23% of total gross loans as of June 30, 2021, compared to $3.5 million, or 0.33%, a year ago. Delinquencies continued to be lower than historical averages due to solid performance by our borrowers.

  • Net income for the second quarter was $15.8 million, compared to $8.6 million in the 2020 second quarter.

Commercial Lending Segment

  • We originated $11.1 million of new loans during the 2021 second quarter.

  • The Company’s net commercial loan portfolio was $66.2 million as of quarter-end, compared to $68.1 million a year ago.

  • The average interest rate on the portfolio was 12.69%, compared to 13.38% a year ago.

  • Net income for the second quarter was $0.4 million, in line with the 2020 quarter.

Medallion Lending Segment

  • During the quarter, the Company collected $2.4 million of principal payments and received $3.2 million in connection with loans in the process of foreclosure.

  • Total gross medallion exposure (which is net of loan loss allowance and includes loans in process of foreclosure and remarketed assets) declined to $53.9 million, or 3.1% of total assets, as of June 30, 2021.

  • The Company recorded a non-cash $2.4 million loss, net of tax, related to its owned taxi medallions and outstanding loans in the Chicago market.

Corporate Initiatives

  • The Company retained an investment bank to advise and assist in evaluating strategic alternatives for some of its non-core assets.

  • The Company recognized a gain of $2.4 million, net of tax, in connection with a partial sale of approximately 44% of an investment in a fintech company in which the Company made a $250,000 investment.

  • The Company settled substantially all bank debt during the quarter, negotiating discounts and recognizing a gain on the extinguishment of debt.

Concluding Executive Commentary Larry Hall, CFO of Medallion

“We just concluded one of our most profitable quarters ever driven by the strength of our Medallion Bank subsidiary, which continues to execute exceptionally well and it had its most profitable quarter in its 18-year history. Most importantly, the foundation and strategy are in place as we continue to strive for shareholder value over the years ahead.”

Conference Call Information

As announced on July 15, 2021, the Company will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.

  • Conference Call Dial-In: (855) 327-6837 (toll-free) or (631) 891-4304 (direct). Please dial the number 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

  • Live Webcast: available on Medallion’s website at http://www.medallion.com/investors.html.

  • Call Replay: available following the end of the call through Tuesday, August 10, 2021, by telephone at (844) 512-2921 (toll-free) or (412) 317-6671 (direct), passcode 10015793.

  • Webcast Replay: available at http://www.medallion.com/investors.html until the next quarter’s results are announced.

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About Medallion Financial Corp.
Medallion Financial Corp., primarily through its wholly-owned subsidiary Medallion Bank, is a finance company that originates and services consumer loans and loans in various commercial industries. Medallion Financial Corp. has lent more than $9 billion since its initial public offering in 1996.

Forward-Looking Statements
Please note that this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to business performance, cash flow, net interest income and expenses, other expenses, earnings, and growth. These statements are often, but not always, made using words or phrases such as “will” and “continue” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words or phrases of a future or forward-looking nature. These statements relate to future public announcements of our earnings, expectations regarding medallion loan portfolio, the potential for future asset growth and market share opportunities. Medallion’s actual results may differ significantly from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements. For example, statements about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medallion’s business, operations, financial performance and prospects constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to the risk that the actual impacts may differ, possibly materially, from what is reflected in those forward-looking statements due to factors and future developments that are uncertain, unpredictable and in many cases beyond Medallion’s control, the scope and duration of the pandemic, actions taken by governmental authorities in response to the pandemic, and the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on Medallion, its customers and third parties. In addition to risks related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, for a description of certain risks to which Medallion is or may be subject, please refer to the factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Medallion’s 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Company Contact:

Investor Relations
212-328-2176
[email protected]

MEDALLION FINANCIAL CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

For the Three Months Ended
June 30,

For the Six Months Ended
June 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Total interest income

$

37,375

$

35,588

$

74,455

$

71,130

Total interest expense

7,884

8,835

16,291

17,835

Net interest income

29,491

26,753

58,164

53,295

Provision (benefit) for loan losses

(682

)

16,941

2,337

33,482

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

30,173

9,812

55,827

19,813

Other income (loss)

Change in collateral on loans in process of foreclosure

(2,162

)

(983

)

(4,947

)

(7,269

)

Sponsorship and race winnings

4,345

3,626

6,818

6,199

Gain on the extinguishment of debt

2,859

4,626

Gain (Impairment) on equity investments

3,205

3,205

(3,559

)

Other income (loss)

(480

)

613

1

905

Total other income (loss)

7,767

3,256

9,703

(3,724

)

Other expenses

Salaries and employee benefits

7,901

6,702

13,586

13,635

Race team related expenses

2,674

1,818

4,796

3,948

Loan servicing fees

1,731

1,729

3,378

3,341

Collection costs

1,641

1,461

2,873

2,690

Professional fees

2,224

1,319

2,731

4,908

Other expenses

3,649

3,157

7,098

6,935

Total other expenses

19,820

16,186

34,462

35,457

Income (loss) before income taxes

18,120

(3,118

)

31,069

(19,368

)

Income tax (provision) benefit

(6,528

)

853

(10,406

)

4,102

Net income (loss) after taxes

11,592

(2,265

)

20,663

(15,266

)

Less: income attributable to the non-controlling interest

1,325

1,712

1,964

2,354

Total net income (loss) attributable to Medallion Financial Corp.

$

10,267

$

(3,977

)

$

18,698

$

(17,620

)

Basic net income (loss) per share

$

0.42

$

(0.16

)

$

0.76

$

(0.72

)

Diluted net income (loss) per share

0.41

(0.16

)

0.75

(0.72

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding

Basic

24,595,822

24,444,677

24,557,511

24,423,225

Diluted

24,950,512

24,444,677

24,923,023

24,423,225

MEDALLION FINANCIAL CORP.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30,

December 31,

June 30,

(Dollars in thousands, except shares and per share data)

2021

2020

2020

Assets

Cash and federal funds sold

$

91,553

$

112,040

$

103,884

Equity investments and investment securities

58,397

56,538

57,884

Loans

1,340,567

1,229,838

1,260,594

Allowance for loan losses

(46,946

)

(57,548

)

(66,977

)

Net loans receivable

1,293,621

1,172,290

1,193,617

Loan collateral in process of foreclosure

49,039

54,560

47,375

Goodwill and intangible assets

201,173

201,893

202,617

Other assets

45,964

45,090

46,366

Total assets

$

1,739,747

$

1,642,411

$

1,651,743

Liabilities

Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and accrued interest payable

$

23,393

$

19,575

$

25,144

Deposits

1,152,068

1,065,398

1,075,322

Short-term borrowings

8,016

87,334

60,889

Deferred tax liabilities and other tax payables

8,591

807

5,562

Operating lease liabilities

9,894

11,018

11,655

Long-term debt

214,971

153,718

154,874

Total liabilities

1,416,933

1,337,850

1,333,446

Commitments and contingencies.

Total stockholders’ equity

250,718

231,408

247,642

Non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries

72,096

73,153

70,655

Total equity

322,814

304,561

318,297

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,739,747

$

1,642,411

$

1,651,743

Number of shares outstanding

25,061,764

24,877,628

24,816,376

Book value per share

$

10.00

$

9.30

$

9.98

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