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Red Deer, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – November 9, 2020) – Rifco Inc. (TSXV: RFC) (“Rifco” or the “Company”) the largest publicly-traded alternative auto finance company in Canada, is pleased to announce its consolidated second quarter results for the period ended September 30, 2020.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Rifco reported year-to-date Adjusted Net Income before Taxes of $3.1M and $0.15 per share. This is 345% higher than the prior year. This is the best Adjusted Net Income before Taxes the Company has achieved since 2016 despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusted Net Income before Taxes removes the effects of the non-cash change in provision for impairment and one-time strategic review expenses. Net income including these items and taxes, was $3.9M and $0.18 per share.
  • The annualized Credit Loss Rate for the period decreased for the fourth straight quarter, by 216 basis points to 3.24% from 5.40% in the prior quarter and 7.72% in the comparable quarter. The Company has not experienced a Credit Loss Rate this low since 2017. The Company believes this is partially a product of the strength of the new credit model implemented in fiscal 2018.
  • The year-to-date Credit Spread Rate improved 232 basis points over the comparable period from 10.38% to 12.70%. The Credit Spread rate improved to 14.24% during the period, an increase of 296 basis points over the preceding quarter and 440 basis points over the comparable quarter. This is the best Credit Spread Rate since 2014. The Company believes the pricing model implemented alongside the credit model has contributed to improved Credit Spread.
  • The Delinquency Rate (over 30 days) is at an exceptionally low level of 3.43%. This is a decrease of 272 basis points over the comparable quarter. Continued government support programs for those impacted by COVID-19 has had an impact on the Company’s Delinquency Rate. Loan modification and payment deferral programs are no longer having a meaningful impact on the delinquency results as the majority of these arrangements concluded in July 2020.
  • The Company demonstrates a very strong liquidity position with nearly $11M in cash on hand and $160M of active funding facilities.

While the Company is cautiously optimistic about recent and near-term results, the economic forecast in this COVID-19 environment is uncertain.

Rifco Quarterly Comparative Results

Statements of income Current Quarter
3 Months Ended
September 30,
2020
Prior Quarter
3 Months Ended
June 30,
2020
Comparable Quarter
3 Months Ended
September 30,
2019
($,000’s, except per share, % of average loan receivables)            
Average loan receivables for the period 204,689 216,988 226,248
             
Financial revenue 8,947 17.48% 9,047 16.68% 9,926 17.56%
Credit losses 1,660 3.24% 2,934 5.40% 4,372 7.72%
Credit Spread 7,287 14.24% 6,113 11.28% 5,554 9.84%
Financial expenses 2,458 4.80% 2,660 4.90% 2,814 4.96%
Adjusted Net Financial Income before Operating Expenses 4,829 9.44% 3,453 6.38% 2,740 4.88%
             
Adjusted Operating Expenses 2,534 4.95% 2,626 4.84% 2,627 4.63%
             
Adjusted Net Income before Taxes 2,295 4.49% 827 1.54% 113 0.25%
Strategic review process 18 0.04% 482 0.89% (6) (0.01%)
Decrease (increase) in provision for impairment 439 0.86% 1,344 2.48% (599) (1.04%)
Net income (loss) before taxes 2,752 5.39% 2,653 4.91% (492) (0.80%)
Income tax (expense) recovery (649) (1.27%) (843) (1.55%) 55 0.08%
Net income (loss) 2,103 4.12% 1,810 3.36% (437) (0.72%)
Weighted average number of outstanding shares at period end 21,597 21,597 21,597
Fully diluted basis 21,597 21,597 21,597

Adjusted Net Income before taxes per common Share basic

Diluted

$0.106

$0.106

$0.038

$0.038

$0.005

$0.005

Net income (loss) per common share basic

Diluted

$0.097

$0.097

$0.084

$0.084

$(0.020)

$(0.020)

 

Rifco, today, filed its quarterly financial statements and management discussion and analysis for the period ended September 30, 2020. The previously released financial statements and the related management’s discussion and analysis can be viewed at www.sedar.com or at www.rifco.net.

Non-IFRS Measures

Throughout this Press Release, management uses terms and ratios which do not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Specifically, management presents an Adjusted Net Income measure, along with related Adjusted sub-totals and ratios. These measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. A full description of these measures can be found in the management discussion and analysis that accompany the financial statements for the period ended September 30, 2020.

About Rifco

Rifco Inc. is focused on being the best alternative auto finance company through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rifco National Auto Finance Corporation. Our mission is to help deserving Canadians own automobiles. Rifco is Canada’s largest publicly traded alternative auto finance company.

Rifco seeks to create sustainable long-term competitive advantages through personalized partnerships with dealers, innovative products, the use of industry-leading data and analytics, and leading collections practices. Rifco’s corporate culture fosters employees that are highly engaged, innovative, and performance driven.

Rifco is committed to creating value for all stakeholders through profitable growth and predictable credit performance, while pursuing its long-term vision of $500M in annual loan Originations.

The common shares of Rifco Inc. are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “RFC”. There are 21.60 million shares (basic) outstanding and 23.17 million (fully diluted) shares.

CONTACT:
Rifco Inc.
Warren Van Orman
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: 1-403-314-1288 Ext 7007
Fax: 1-403-314-1132
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rifco.net

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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