LendingClub Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

Net revenue up 15% year-over-year on 18% loan origination volume growth

May 7, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), America's largest online lending marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Lending Club, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. (PRNewsFoto/Lending Club) (PRNewsFoto/Lending Club)

First quarter 2019 results exceeded expectations

  • LendingClub's innovation, simplification program and focus on partnerships are transforming the company and enabling it to sustain strong operational and financial momentum.
  • Loan originations of $2.7 billion, up 18% year-over-year with application growth of 31%.
  • Net Revenue of $174.4 million, up 15% year-over-year.
  • GAAP Consolidated Net Loss of $(19.9) million compared to $(31.2) million in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $22.6 million, up 47% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 13.0%, up 2.9 percentage points year-over-year due to our ongoing initiatives to grow G&A and technology costs slower than revenue.
  • Adjusted Net Loss of $(11.5) million compared to $(14.2) million in the first quarter of 2018.

Innovation driving adoption on both the borrower and investor sides of the platform

  • Data driven improvements in demand generation helped grow applications 31% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter last year. 73% of customers went from application to approval within 24 hours, up from 57% in the first quarter of 2018, helping to increase conversion rates.
  • Almost 40% of loans purchased by investors in the first quarter of 2019 were through structured program channels developed by LendingClub over the last 18 months.

Simplification program is on track and transforming our ability to serve customers and improve margins

  • Geolocation: 76 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees at our new site in the Salt Lake City area, with most of the 550 capacity filled by year end.
  • Business process outsourcing: 400+ operations support personnel at quarter end. Swapping fixed cost for variable cost and increasing our capacity and capabilities.
  • Better serving small businesses through partnership with Opportunity Fund and Funding Circle, which leverages LendingClub's world class demand generation and conversion capabilities.
  • Further initiatives underway to leverage LendingClub's scale will benefit Adjusted EBITDA Margins in the second half of 2019.

Strong momentum towards full year goals

  • Expect full year 2019 Net Revenue to be in the range of $765 million to $795 million; GAAP Consolidated Net Loss in the range of ($37) million to ($17) million (which now reflects $8 million of expenses related to legacy issues and our cost structure simplification program recognized during the first quarter of 2019); Adjusted Net Loss in the range of ($29) million to ($9) million; and Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $115 million to $135 million.
  • Expect second quarter 2019 Net Revenue to be in the range of $185 million to $195 million; GAAP Consolidated Net Loss and Adjusted Net Loss both in the range of $(11) million to $(6) million; and Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $25 million to $30 million.
  • Targeting Adjusted Net Income profitability over the second half of 2019, supported by our cost structure simplification program.

"With 3 million borrowers served and our simplification efforts well underway, we are driving both revenue growth and margin expansion," said Scott Sanborn, CEO of LendingClub. "We will continue to deliver on our strategy and focus on the bottom line as we push towards profitability."

LendingClub remains well positioned over the long term

  • LendingClub provides tools that help Americans on their path to financial health through lower borrowing costs and a seamless user experience.
  • The company is the market leader in personal loans, a $130 billion+ industry and the fastest growing segment of consumer credit in the United States, and has an estimated addressable revolving debt market opportunity of more than $1 trillion.
  • The company's marketplace gives it unique strengths which enable it to expand its market opportunity, competitive advantage, and growth potential:
    • Our marketplace model generates savings for borrowers by finding and matching the lowest cost of capital with the right borrower and attracts investors with the lowest cost of capital by efficiently generating targeted returns and duration diversification;
    • Our broad spectrum of borrowers and investors enables us to serve more customers and to enhance our marketing efficiency; and
    • Scale, data and innovation enable us to generate and convert demand efficiently while managing price and credit risk effectively (3 million customers).
  • The company is enhancing its operating leverage and capacity to generate cash with efficiency initiatives.

Three Months EndedMarch 31,

($ in millions)

2019

2018

Loan Originations

$

2,727.8

$

2,306.0

Net Revenue

$

174.4

$

151.7

GAAP Consolidated Net Loss

$

(19.9)

$

(31.2)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22.6

$

15.3

Adjusted Net Loss

$

(11.5)

$

(14.2)

First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

Commenting on financial results, Tom Casey, CFO of LendingClub said, "Our simplification program is transforming LendingClub, enabling us to grow responsibly and increase our operating leverage. The actions we are taking to simplify our cost structure underpin our goal to be Adjusted Net Income profitable over the second half of 2019 with full year benefits realized in 2020."

Loan Originations – Loan originations in the first quarter of 2019 were $2.7 billion improving 18% compared to the same quarter last year.

Net Revenue – Net Revenue in the first quarter of 2019 was $174.4 million improving 15% compared to the same quarter last year driven primarily by a higher volume of loan originations.

GAAP Consolidated Net Loss – GAAP Consolidated Net Loss was $(19.9) million for the first quarter of 2019 improving $11.3 million compared to the same quarter last year driven primarily by a decline in expenses related to the resolution of certain legacy issues.

Adjusted EBITDA  Adjusted EBITDA was $22.6 million in the first quarter of 2019 improving $7.3 million compared to the same quarter last year.

Adjusted Net Loss Adjusted Net Loss was $(11.5) million in the first quarter of 2019 improving $2.7 million compared to the same quarter last year.

Contribution Contribution was $85.7 million in the first quarter of 2019, improving $11.3 million compared to the same quarter last year.

Earnings Per Share (EPS) – Basic and diluted EPS attributable to LendingClub was $(0.05) for the first quarter of 2019, compared to basic and diluted EPS attributable to LendingClub of $(0.07) in the same quarter last year.

Adjusted EPS – Adjusted EPS was $(0.03) for both the first quarters of 2019 and 2018.

Net Cash and Other Financial Assets – As of March 31, 2019, net cash and other financial assets totaled $663.6 million. For a calculation of net cash and other financial assets, refer to the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures" tables at the end of this release.

About LendingClub

LendingClub was founded to transform the banking system to make credit more affordable and investing more rewarding. Today, LendingClub's online credit marketplace connects borrowers and investors to deliver more efficient and affordable access to credit. Through its technology platform, LendingClub is able to create cost efficiencies and passes those savings onto borrowers in the form of lower rates and to investors in the form of risk-adjusted returns. LendingClub is based in San Francisco, California. Currently, residents of the following states may invest in LendingClub notes: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, or WY. All loans are made by federally regulated issuing bank partners. More information is available at https://www.lendingclub.com.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The LendingClub first quarter 2019 webcast and teleconference is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (or 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. A live webcast of the call will be available at http://ir.lendingclub.com under the Events & Presentations menu. To access the call, please dial +1 (888) 317-6003, or outside the U.S. +1 (412) 317-6061, with conference ID 9666465, 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 on May 7, 2019, until May 14, 2019, by calling +1 (877) 344-7529 or +1 (412) 317-0088, with Conference ID 10130681. 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 and Supplemental Financial Statement Information

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: Contribution, Contribution Margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Net Cash and Other Financial Assets. Our non-GAAP 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 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, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures.

In particular, we believe Contribution and Contribution Margin are useful measures of direct product profitability because the measures illustrate the relationship between the costs most directly associated with revenue generating activities and the related revenue, and the effectiveness of the direct costs in obtaining revenue. Contribution is calculated as net revenue less "sales and marketing" and "origination and servicing" expenses on the Company's Statements of Operations, adjusted to exclude cost structure simplification and non-cash stock-based compensation expenses within these captions and income or loss attributable to noncontrolling interests. Contribution Margin is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated by dividing Contribution by total net revenue. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin are important measures of operating performance because they allow for the comparison of our core operating results, including our return on capital and operating efficiencies, from period to period by removing legacy issues that have resulted in elevated legal costs (including ongoing regulatory and government investigations, indemnification obligations and litigation), expenses related to our cost structure simplification, the impact of depreciation, impairment and amortization in our asset base, stock-based compensation, income tax effects, and other non-operating expenses.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, we revised the calculation of Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS to adjust for certain expenses that are either non-recurring or unusual in nature, such as expenses related to our cost structure simplification, goodwill impairment and legacy issues that have resulted in elevated legal costs (including ongoing regulatory and government investigations, indemnification obligations and litigation), net of tax. We believe that Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS are important measures because they directly reflect the financial performance of our business operations. Prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

Additionally, in the fourth quarter of 2018, we included a new adjustment for cost structure simplification expense to calculate certain of our non-GAAP financial measures. This expense relates to a review of our cost structure and a number of expense initiatives underway, including the establishment of a site in the Salt Lake City area. The expense includes incremental and excess personnel-related expenses associated with establishing our Salt Lake City area site and external advisory fees.

Beginning in the first quarter of 2019, we included supplemental financial information to the existing financial statements. We believe this supplemental financial information is useful because it indicates the effect of pass-through items (Pass-throughs) related to our member payment dependent retail program (Retail Program) notes as well as certain VIEs that we are required to consolidate in accordance with GAAP. We are delineating between assets which are legally ours and those which are not, as well as liabilities which are only payable from the cash flows of those assets. In addition, in the first quarter of 2019, the Company introduced "Net Cash and Other Financial Assets" as a new non-GAAP measure that is calculated as cash and certain other financial assets, including loans and securities available for sale which are partially secured and offset by the related credit facilities. We believe this is a useful measure because it illustrates the overall financial stability and operating leverage of the Company. Refer to the tables at the end of this section for additional detail.

There are a number of limitations related to the use of these non-GAAP financial measures versus their most comparable GAAP measure. In particular, many of the adjustments to derive the non-GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that are recurring and will be reflected in our financial results for the foreseeable future. Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate these measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as a comparative measure.

For more information on our non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of such measures to the nearest GAAP measure, please see the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures" tables at the end of this release.

Safe Harbor Statement

Some of the statements above, including statements regarding borrower and investor demand and anticipated future 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: the outcomes of pending governmental investigations and pending or threatened litigation, which are inherently uncertain; the impact of management changes and the ability to continue to retain key personnel; our ability to achieve cost savings from restructurings; our ability to continue to attract and retain new and existing retail and institutional investors; competition; overall economic conditions; 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, as filed with the SEC. 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.

Information in this press release is not an offer to sell securities or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Additional information about LendingClub is available in the prospectus for LendingClub's notes, which can be obtained on LendingClub's website at https://www.lendingclub.com/info/prospectus.action.

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months EndedMarch 31,

2019

2018

Net revenue:

Transaction fees

$

135,397

$

111,182

Interest income

100,172

138,018

Interest expense

(75,360)

(110,843)

Net fair value adjustments

(34,729)

(28,713)

Net interest income and fair value adjustments

(9,917)

(1,538)

Investor fees

31,731

27,895

Gain on sales of loans

15,152

12,671

Net investor revenue

36,966

39,028

Other revenue

2,055

1,457

Total net revenue

174,418

151,667

Operating expenses: (1)

Sales and marketing

66,623

57,517

Origination and servicing

28,273

22,645

Engineering and product development

42,546

36,837

Other general and administrative

56,876

52,309

Class action and regulatory litigation expense

13,500

Total operating expenses

194,318

182,808

Loss before income tax expense

(19,900)

(31,141)

Income tax expense

39

Consolidated net loss

(19,900)

(31,180)

Less: Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

35

1

LendingClub net loss

$

(19,935)

$

(31,181)

Net loss per share attributable to LendingClub:

Basic

$

(0.05)

$

(0.07)

Diluted

$

(0.05)

$

(0.07)

Weighted-average common shares - Basic

430,544,355

418,299,301

Weighted-average common shares - Diluted

430,544,355

418,299,301

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows: 

Three Months EndedMarch 31,

2019

2018

Sales and marketing

$

1,571

$

1,860

Origination and servicing

924

1,072

Engineering and product development

5,231

5,279

Other general and administrative

10,526

9,590

Total stock-based compensation expense

$

18,252

$

17,801

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

(In thousands, except percentages and number of employees, or as noted)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

% Change

March 31,2019

December 31,2018

September 30,2018

June 30,2018

March 31,2018

Y/Y

Operating Highlights:

Loan originations (in millions)

$

2,728

$

2,871

$

2,886

$

2,818

$

2,306

18

%

Net revenue

$

174,418

$

181,521

$

184,645

$

176,979

$

151,667

15

%

Consolidated net loss

$

(19,900)

$

(13,412)

$

(22,749)

$

(60,812)

$

(31,180)

36

%

Contribution (1)

$

85,688

$

91,023

$

88,453

$

85,416

$

74,436

15

%

Contribution margin (1)

49.1

%

50.1

%

47.9

%

48.3

%

49.1

%

%

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

22,589

$

28,464

$

28,052

$

25,670

$

15,333

47

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin (1)

13.0

%

15.7

%

15.2

%

14.5

%

10.1

%

29

%

Adjusted net loss (1) (2)

$

(11,518)

$

(4,110)

$

(7,330)

$

(6,727)

$

(14,208)

19

%

EPS – diluted

$

(0.05)

$

(0.03)

$

(0.05)

$

(0.14)

$

(0.07)

29

%

Adjusted EPS – diluted (1) (2)

$

(0.03)

$

(0.01)

$

(0.02)

$

(0.02)

$

(0.03)

%

Loan Originations by Investor Type:

Banks

49

%

41

%

38

%

40

%

48

%

Other institutional investors

18

%

19

%

19

%

16

%

13

%

Managed accounts

17

%

16

%

21

%

19

%

20

%

LendingClub inventory

10

%

18

%

15

%

18

%

9

%

Self-directed investors

6

%

6

%

7

%

7

%

10

%

Total

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

Loan Originations by Program:

Personal loans – standard program

71

%

72

%

71

%

74

%

76

%

Personal loans – custom program

21

%

21

%

22

%

18

%

15

%

Other – custom program (3)

8

%

7

%

7

%

8

%

9

%

Total

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

Personal Loan Originations by Loan Grade – Standard Loan Program (in millions):

A

$

608.3

$

604.9

$

607.0

$

506.0

$

414.6

47

%

B

574.5

591.6

563.3

610.2

524.5

10

%

C

452.5

495.9

506.1

575.4

474.8

(5)

%

D

243.5

267.1

286.9

296.3

248.0

(2)

%

E

49.4

83.8

72.7

70.3

63.3

(22)

%

F

0.2

6.3

21.7

18.4

14.0

(99)

%

G

1.3

5.4

3.9

2.6

(100)

%

Total

$

1,928.4

$

2,050.9

$

2,063.1

$

2,080.5

$

1,741.8

11

%

(1)

Represents a non-GAAP measure. See "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures."

(2)

In the fourth quarter of 2018, we revised the calculation of Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS to adjust for certain expenses that are either non-recurring or unusual in nature, such as expenses related to our cost structure simplification, goodwill impairment and legal, regulatory and other expense related to legacy issues, net of tax. Prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

(3)

Comprised of education and patient finance loans, auto refinance loans, and small business loans.

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)

(In thousands, except percentages and number of employees, or as noted)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

% Change

March 31,2019

December 31,2018

September 30,2018

June 30,2018

March 31,2018

Y/Y

Servicing Portfolio by Method Financed (in millions, at end of period):

Whole loans sold

$

11,761

$

10,890

$

10,475

$

9,512

$

8,571

37

%

Notes

1,169

1,243

1,347

1,428

1,518

(23)

%

Certificates

577

689

830

967

1,125

(49)

%

Secured borrowings

59

81

108

143

187

(68)

%

Loans invested in by the Company

565

843

464

523

581

(3)

%

Total

$

14,131

$

13,746

$

13,224

$

12,573

$

11,982

18

%

Employees and contractors (4)

1,621

1,687

1,762

1,722

1,756

(8)

%

(4)

As of the end of each respective period. In the first quarter of 2019, the Company reclassified certain third-party contractors as outsourced service providers and excluded them in the balance provided. Prior period balances have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)

(Unaudited)

March 31,2019

December 31,2018

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

402,311

$

372,974

Restricted cash

167,954

271,084

Securities available for sale (includes $45,203 and $53,611 pledged ascollateral at fair value, respectively)

197,509

170,469

Loans held for investment at fair value

1,698,198

1,883,251

Loans held for investment by the Company at fair value

8,757

2,583

Loans held for sale by the Company at fair value

552,166

840,021

Accrued interest receivable

19,657

22,255

Property, equipment and software, net

118,157

113,875

Intangible assets, net

17,108

18,048

Other assets

235,264

124,967

   Total assets

$

3,417,081

$

3,819,527

Liabilities and Equity

Accounts payable

$

24,804

$

7,104

Accrued interest payable

14,929

19,241

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

238,941

152,118

Payable to investors

72,175

149,052

Notes, certificates and secured borrowings at fair value

1,703,226

1,905,875

Payable to securitization note holders

233,269

256,354

Credit facilities and securities sold under repurchase agreements

263,863

458,802

Total liabilities

2,551,207

2,948,546

Equity

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 900,000,000 shares authorized; 434,202,951and 431,923,335 shares issued, respectively; 431,920,251 and 429,640,635shares outstanding, respectively

4,342

4,319

Additional paid-in capital

1,417,364

1,401,937

Accumulated deficit

(537,662)

(517,727)

Treasury stock, at cost; 2,282,700 shares

(19,485)

(19,485)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

225

157

Total LendingClub stockholders' equity

864,784

869,201

Noncontrolling interests

1,090

1,780

Total equity

865,874

870,981

   Total liabilities and equity

$

3,417,081

$

3,819,527

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,2019

December 31,2018

September 30,2018

June 30,2018

March 31,2018

Contribution reconciliation:

GAAP consolidated net loss

$

(19,900)

$

(13,412)

$

(22,749)

$

(60,812)

$

(31,180)

Engineering and product development expense

42,546

39,552

41,216

37,650

36,837

Other general and administrative expense

56,876

61,303

57,446

57,583

52,309

Cost structure simplification expense (1)

3,706

880

Goodwill impairment

35,633

Class action and regulatory litigation expense

9,738

12,262

13,500

Stock-based compensation expense

2,495

2,732

2,895

3,125

2,932

Income tax expense (benefit)

18

(38)

24

39

Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(35)

(50)

(55)

(49)

(1)

Contribution

$

85,688

$

91,023

$

88,453

$

85,416

$

74,436

Total net revenue

$

174,418

$

181,521

$

184,645

$

176,979

$

151,667

Contribution margin

49.1

%

50.1

%

47.9

%

48.3

%

49.1

%

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:

GAAP consolidated net loss

$

(19,900)

$

(13,412)

$

(22,749)

$

(60,812)

$

(31,180)

Depreciation and impairment expense:

Engineering and product development

13,373

12,372

13,221

10,197

9,247

Other general and administrative

1,542

1,525

1,488

1,420

1,419

Amortization of intangible assets

940

941

940

959

1,035

Cost structure simplification expense (2)

4,272

6,782

Goodwill impairment

35,633

Legal, regulatory and other expense related tolegacy issues (3)

4,145

2,570

15,474

18,501

16,973

Stock-based compensation expense

18,252

17,718

19,771

19,797

17,801

Income tax expense (benefit)

18

(38)

24

39

Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(35)

(50)

(55)

(49)

(1)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

22,589

$

28,464

$

28,052

$

25,670

$

15,333

Total net revenue

$

174,418

$

181,521

$

184,645

$

176,979

$

151,667

Adjusted EBITDA margin

13.0

%

15.7

%

15.2

%

14.5

%

10.1

%

(1)

Contribution excludes the portion of personnel-related expenses associated with establishing a site in the Salt Lake City area that are included in the "Sales and marketing" and "Origination and servicing" expense categories.

(2)

Includes personnel-related expenses associated with establishing a site in the Salt Lake City area and external advisory fees. These expenses are included in "Sales and marketing," "Origination and servicing," "Engineering and product development" and "Other general and administrative" expense on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(3)

Includes class action and regulatory litigation expense and legal and other expenses related to legacy issues, which are included in "Class action and regulatory litigation expense" and "Other general and administrative" expense, respectively, on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. For the first quarter of 2019, also includes expense related to the dissolution of certain private funds managed by LCAM, which is included in "Net fair value adjustments" on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES (Continued)

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,2019

December 31,2018

September 30,2018

June 30,2018

March 31,2018

Adjusted net loss reconciliation:

GAAP LendingClub net loss

$

(19,935)

$

(13,462)

$

(22,804)

$

(60,861)

$

(31,181)

Cost structure simplification expense (1)

4,272

6,782

Goodwill impairment

35,633

Legal, regulatory and other expense related tolegacy issues (2)

4,145

2,570

15,474

18,501

16,973

Adjusted net loss (3)

$

(11,518)

$

(4,110)

$

(7,330)

$

(6,727)

$

(14,208)

Adjusted EPS - diluted (3)

$

(0.03)

$

(0.01)

$

(0.02)

$

(0.02)

$

(0.03)

Non-GAAP diluted shares reconciliation:

GAAP diluted shares (4)

430,544

427,697

424,359

421,194

418,299

Other dilutive equity awards (5)

Non-GAAP diluted shares

430,544

427,697

424,359

421,194

418,299

(1)

Includes personnel-related expenses associated with establishing a site in the Salt Lake City area and external advisory fees. These expenses are included in "Sales and marketing," "Origination and servicing," "Engineering and product development"  and "Other general and administrative" expense on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(2)

Includes class action and regulatory litigation expense and legal and other expenses related to legacy issues, which are included in "Class action and regulatory litigation expense" and "Other general and administrative" expense, respectively, on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. For the first quarter of 2019, also includes expense related to the dissolution of certain private funds managed by LCAM, which is included in "Net fair value adjustments" on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(3)

In the fourth quarter of 2018, we revised the calculation of Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS to adjust for certain expenses that are either non-recurring or unusual in nature, such as expenses related to our cost structure simplification, goodwill impairment and legal, regulatory and other expense related to legacy issues, net of tax. Prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

(4)

Equivalent to the basic and diluted shares reflected in the quarterly EPS calculations.

(5)

Other dilutive equity awards include assumed exercises of unvested stock options, net of assumed repurchases computed under the treasury method, which were excluded from GAAP net loss per share as their impact would have been anti-dilutive.

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

March 31, 2019

December 31, 2018

RetailProgram (1)

ConsolidatedVIEs (2)

All OtherLendingClub (3)

CondensedConsolidatedBalance Sheet

RetailProgram (1)

ConsolidatedVIEs (2)

All OtherLendingClub (3)

CondensedConsolidatedBalance Sheet

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

$

$

402,311

$

402,311

$

$

$

372,974

$

372,974

Restricted cash

14,665

153,289

167,954

15,551

17,660

237,873

271,084

Securities available forsale

197,509

197,509

170,469

170,469

Loans held for investmentat fair value

1,158,504

539,694

1,698,198

1,241,157

642,094

1,883,251

Loans held for investmentby the Company at fairvalue

8,757

8,757

2,583

2,583

Loans held for sale by theCompany at fair value

216,753

335,413

552,166

245,345

594,676

840,021

Accrued interest receivable

8,855

6,972

3,830

19,657

8,914

7,242

6,099

22,255

Property, equipment andsoftware, net

118,157

118,157

113,875

113,875

Intangible assets, net

17,108

17,108

18,048

18,048

Other assets

254

235,010

235,264

530

124,437

124,967

Total assets

$

1,167,359

$

778,338

$

1,471,384

$

3,417,081

$

1,265,622

$

912,871

$

1,641,034

$

3,819,527

Liabilities and Equity

Accounts payable

$

$

$

24,804

$

24,804

$

$

$

7,104

$

7,104

Accrued interest payable

8,855

5,375

699

14,929

11,484

7,594

163

19,241

Accrued expenses andother liabilities

238,941

238,941

15

152,103

152,118

Payable to investors

72,175

72,175

149,052

149,052

Notes, certificates andsecured borrowings atfair value

1,158,504

539,694

5,028

1,703,226

1,254,138

648,908

2,829

1,905,875

Payable to securitizationnote holders

233,269

233,269

256,354

256,354

Credit facilities andsecurities sold underrepurchase agreements

263,863

263,863

458,802

458,802

Total liabilities

1,167,359

778,338

605,510

2,551,207

1,265,622

912,871

770,053

2,948,546

Total equity

865,874

865,874

870,981

870,981

Total liabilities andequity

$

1,167,359

$

778,338

$

1,471,384

$

3,417,081

$

1,265,622

$

912,871

$

1,641,034

$

3,819,527

(1)

Represents loans held for investment at fair value that are funded directly by our Retail Program notes. The liabilities are only payable from the cash flows generated by the associated assets. We do not assume principal or interest rate risk on loans facilitated through our lending marketplace that are funded by our Retail Program because loan balances, interest rates and maturities are matched and offset by an equal balance of notes with the exact same interest rates and maturities. We do not retain any economic interests from our Retail Program. Interest expense on Retail Program notes of $42.0 million was equally matched and offset by interest income from the related loans of $42.0 million for the first quarter of 2019, resulting in no net effect on our Net interest income and fair value adjustments.

(2)

Represents assets and equal and offsetting liabilities of certain VIEs that we are required to consolidate in accordance with GAAP, but which are not legally ours. The liabilities are only payable from the cash flows generated by the associated assets. The creditors of the VIEs have no recourse to the general credit of the Company. This includes LC Trust (which issues certificates backed by loans held by the trust) and any consolidated LendingClub securitization trusts. Interest expense on these liabilities owned by third-parties of $27.1 million and net fair value adjustments of $7.7 million for the first quarter of 2019 were equally matched and offset by interest income on the loans of $34.8 million, resulting in no net effect on our Net interest income and fair value adjustments. Economic interests held by LendingClub, including retained interests, residuals and equity of the VIEs, are reflected in "Loans held for sale by the Company at fair value" and "Restricted cash," respectively, within the "All Other LendingClub" column.

(3)

Represents all other assets and liabilities of the Company other than those related to our Retail Program and certain consolidated VIEs but includes any retained interests, residuals and equity of those consolidated VIEs.

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES (Continued)

NET CASH AND OTHER FINANCIAL ASSETS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

March 31,2019

December 31,2018

Cash and loans held for investment by the Company

Cash and cash equivalents

$

402,311

$

372,974

Loans held for investment by the Company at fair value

8,757

2,583

Total

$

411,068

$

375,557

Other financial assets partially secured by credit facilities

Securities available for sale

$

197,509

$

170,469

Loans held for sale by the Company at fair value

552,166

840,021

Payable to securitization note holders

(233,269)

(256,354)

Credit facilities and securities sold under repurchase agreements

(263,863)

(458,802)

Total

$

252,543

$

295,334

Net cash and other financial assets (1)

$

663,611

$

670,891

(1)

Comparable GAAP measure cannot be provided as not practicable.

LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL GUIDANCE (1)

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

June 30, 2019

December 31, 2019

GAAP Consolidated net loss (2)

$(11) - $(6)

$(37) - $(17)

Cost structure simplification expense (3)

4

Legal, regulatory and other expense related to legacy issues (4)

4

Adjusted net loss (2)

$(11) - $(6)

$(29) - $(9)

Stock-based compensation expense

21

81

Depreciation, amortization and other net adjustments

15

63

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

$25 - $30

$115 - $135

(1)

For the second half of 2019, reconciliation of comparable GAAP Consolidated Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income (Loss) cannot be provided as not practicable.

(2)

Guidance excludes certain expenses that are either non-recurring or unusual in nature, such as expenses related to our cost structure simplification and legal, regulatory and other expense related to legacy issues. Full year guidance now reflects such expenses that have been recognized during the first quarter of 2019.

(3)

Includes personnel-related expenses associated with establishing a site in the Salt Lake City area and external advisory fees. These expenses are included in "Sales and marketing," "Origination and servicing," "Engineering and product development"  and "Other general and administrative" expense on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(4)

Includes class action and regulatory litigation expense and legal and other expenses related to legacy issues, which are included in "Class action and regulatory litigation expense" and "Other general and administrative" expense, respectively, on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. For the first quarter of 2019, also includes expense related to the dissolution of certain private funds managed by LCAM, which is included in "Net fair value adjustments" on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

 

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