BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2017 — Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) (“Yirendai” or the “Company”), a leading fintech company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

For Three Months Ended

in RMB million

September
30, 2017

June
30, 2017

September
30, 2016

QoQ
Change

YoY
Change

Amount of Loans Facilitated

12,185.4

8,536.1

5,617.5

43%

117%

Total Net Revenue

1,513.9

1,183.1

876.7

28%

73%

Total Fees Billed (non-GAAP)

2,475.3

1,862.5

1,322.6

33%

87%

Net Income

303.0

269.1

344.3

13%

-12%

Adjusted EBITDA(1) (non-GAAP)

422.4

378.4

220.7

12%

91%

Adjusted Net Income (2) (non-GAAP)

303.0

269.1

192.6

13%

57%

In the third quarter of 2017, Yirendai facilitated RMB 12,185.4 million (US$1,831.5 million) of loans to 192,725 qualified individual borrowers through its online marketplace, representing a year-over-year growth of 117%; 75.7% of the borrowers were acquired from online channels; 57.2% of the loan volume was originated from online channels and nearly 100% of the online volume was facilitated through mobile.

In the third quarter of 2017, Yirendai facilitated 214,967 investors with total investment amount of RMB 13,510.0 million (US$2,030.6 million), 100% of which was facilitated through its online platform and 92% of which was facilitated through its mobile application.

For the third quarter of 2017, total net revenue was RMB 1,513.9 million (US$227.5 million), an increase of 28% from the previous quarter and 73% year-over-year; net income was RMB 303.0 million (US$45.5 million), and increase of 13% from the previous quarter and a decrease of 12% year-over-year. The decrease of net income is mainly because that, in the third quarter of 2016, the Company recognized a tax credit of RMB 151.7 million because one of its subsidiaries became qualified as a software enterprise which makes it eligible for an exemption of enterprise income tax for 2015 and 2016. Excluding the impact of the tax credit, adjusted net income in the third quarter of 2016 was RMB 192.6 million

“We are pleased to deliver another strong quarter as our loan origination continued to grow rapidly, especially driven by online business,” commented Ms. Yihan Fang, Chief Executive Officer of Yirendai. “In addition, we have seen smooth yet accelerating progress of our online wealth management and new platform businesses. We will continue to focus on technological innovations, product development and customer service to drive the robust momentum of our online operations. In addition, we will continue to invest heavily in our technology platform, data analytics, machine learning and AI capabilities to drive our business growth.”

“Our strong financial results in this quarter was primarily driven by the continued strong demand of our differentiated product offerings from our customers, enabled by our enhanced online customer acquisition and service capabilities,” commented Mr. Dennis Cong, Chief Financial Officer of Yirendai. “We will continue to focus on driving strong growth with long-term profitability in our core product and service offerings, and expect to see strong momentum in our wealth management and platform business.”

Third quarter 2017 Financial Results

Total amount of loans facilitated in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 12,185.4 million (US$1,831.5 million), increased by 117% year-over-year from RMB 5,617.5 million in the same period last year, reflecting strong demand for our products and services, especially from customers acquired from online channels. As of September 30, 2017, the Yirendai platform had facilitated approximately RMB 60.5 billion (US$9.1 billion) in loan principal since its inception.

Starting from the third quarter of 2017, Yirendai changed its calculation method for an operational metric – the amount of loans facilitated. In October 2016, the Company launched a new program named “Top-up Program” whereby we facilitate a new loan for a qualified borrower to replace his or her existing loan on our platform. Previously, only the top-up amount, i.e. the portion of the new loan exceeding the outstanding balance of the existing loan, is included in the amount of loans facilitated presented. To follow the industry's general practice, under the new calculation method, the total contractual amount of the new loan will be included in the amount of loans facilitated. The Company believes this change of calculation method will better align its operational metrics with the industry and better reflect its risk performance. Prior period numbers have been restated to reflect the change.

Total net revenue in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 1,513.9 million (US$227.5 million), increased by 73% from RMB 876.7 million in the same period last year. The increase of total net revenue was mainly attributable to the growth of loan origination volume, increased service fees billed to investors and increased monthly fees billed to borrowers as our remaining loan balance continued to expand.

Total fees billed (non-GAAP) in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 2,475.3 million (US$372.0 million), increased by 87% from RMB 1,322.6 million in the same period last year, driven by the growth of loan origination volume. Upfront fees billed to borrowers in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 2,046.7 million (US$307.6 million), increased by 72% from RMB 1,192.4 million in the same period last year. Monthly fees billed to borrowers in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 292.2 million (US$43.9 million), increased by 176% from RMB 105.8 million in the same period last year. The significant year-over-year increase in monthly fees billed to borrowers was primarily attributable to the increase in loans generated from online channels, which features a fee collection schedule with monthly payments in addition to the upfront portion. Service fees billed to investors in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 272.0 million (US$40.9 million), increased by 145% from RMB 110.9 million in the same period last year. The significant year-over-year increase in service fees billed to investors was primarily attributable to the increase in the total AUM.

Sales and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 844.2 million (US$126.9 million), increased by 37% from RMB 617.9 million in the previous quarter and compared to RMB 423.0 million in the same period last year. Sales and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2017 accounted for 6.9% of amount of loans facilitated, decreased from 7.2% in the previous quarter and 7.5% in the same period last year. Sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of amount of loans facilitated decreased due to increased customer acquisition efficiencies as well as an increase in the amount of loans facilitated from repeat borrowers

Origination and servicing costs in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 119.0 million (US$17.9 million), compared to RMB 93.1 million in the previous quarter and RMB 47.5 million in the same period last year. Origination and servicing costs in the third quarter of 2017 accounted for 1.0% of amount of loans facilitated, decreased from 1.1% in the previous quarter and increased from 0.8% in the same period last year.

General and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 172.6 million (US$25.9 million), compared to RMB 98.6 million in the previous quarter and RMB 189.0 million in the same period last year. General and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2017 accounted for 11.4% of total net revenue, compared to 8.3% in the previous quarter and 21.6% in the same period last year. The increase in general and administrative expenses as percentage of total net revenue was primarily attributable to share-based compensation expenses of RMB 60.1 million (USD$9.0 million) in this quarter.

Income tax expense in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 85.7 million (US$12.9 million). Since the first quarter of 2017, Yi Ren Heng Ye Technology Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, enjoyed a favorable enterprise income tax rate of 12.5% as a software enterprise which qualification was confirmed by local tax bureau in the third quarter of 2016. This makes it eligible for an exemption of enterprise income tax for 2015 and 2016 and a favorable enterprise income tax rate of 12.5% for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Net income in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 303.0 million (US$45.5 million), increased by 13% from RMB 269.1 million in the previous quarter and decreased by 12% from RMB 344.3 million for the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 422.4 million (US$63.5 million), increased by 12% from RMB 378.4 million in the previous quarter and increased by 91% from RMB 220.7 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin1 (non-GAAP) in the third quarter of 2017 was 27.9%, compared to 32.0% in the previous quarter and 25.2% in the same period last year.

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 303.0 million (US$45.5 million), increased by 13% from RMB 269.1 million in the previous quarter and increased by 57% from RMB 192.6 million for the same period last year. In the third quarter of 2016, the Company recognized a tax credit of RMB 151.7 million because one of its subsidiaries became qualified as a software enterprise which makes it eligible for an exemption of enterprise income tax for 2015 and 2016. Excluding the impact of the tax credit, adjusted net income in the third quarter of 2016 was RMB 192.6 million

Basic income per ADS in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 5.00 (US$0.75), compared to RMB 4.50 in the previous quarter and RMB 5.76 in the same period last year.

Diluted income per ADS in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 4.91 (US$0.74), compared to RMB 4.45 in the previous quarter and RMB 5.70 in the same period last year.

Net cash generated from operating activities in the third quarter of 2017 was RMB 346.3 million (US$52.1 million), compared to RMB 530.4 million in the previous quarter and RMB 450.6 million in the same period last year.

As of September 30, 2017, cash and cash equivalents was RMB 1,403.5 million (US$ 211.0 million), compared to RMB 891.2 million as of June 30, 2017. As of September 30, 2017, balance of held-to-maturity investments was RMB 168.9 million (US$25.4 million), compared to RMB 589.3 million as of June 30, 2017. As of September 30, 2017, balance of available-for-sale investments was RMB 996.7 million (US$149.8 million), compared to RMB 1,262.3 million as of June 30, 2017.  The decrease in the total balance of cash and cash equivalents, held-to-maturity and available-for-sale investments was mainly attributable to the need for increased operating cash to fund our accelerating business growth this quarter.

Quality Assurance Program and Guarantee. In the third quarter of 2017, Yirendai accrued liabilities from quality assurance program of RMB 889.7 million (US$133.7 million), which is equal to 8% of the loans facilitated through its marketplace covered by the quality assurance program during the period. For top-up loans, the Company only accrues 8% of the top-up amount, ie. the portion of the new loan exceeding the outstanding balance of the existing loan. During the quarter, the Company released liabilities of RMB 464.7 million (US$ 69.8 million) to pay out the outstanding principal and accrued interest of default loans. As of September 30, 2017, liabilities from quality assurance program and guarantee were RMB 2,392.8 million (US$359.6 million).

Delinquency rates. As of September 30, 2017, the delinquency rates for loans that are past due for 15-29 days, 30-59 days and 60-89 days were 0.5%, 0.7% and 0.6%, compared to 0.4%, 0.7% and 0.5%, as of June 30, 2017.

Cumulative M3+ net chargeoff rates. As of September 30, 2017, the cumulative M3+ net charge-off rate for loans originated in 2015 was 8.8%, compared to 8.3% as of June 30, 2017. As of September 30, 2017, the cumulative M3+ net charge-off rate for loans originated in 2016 was 4.6%, compared to 3.4% as of June 30, 2017. As the 2015 and 2016 vintage loans continue to mature, the charge off level is consistent with our risk performance expectation.

Other Operating Metrics and Business Results

  • As of September 30, 2017, remaining principal of performing loans totaled RMB 34.2 billion (US$5.1 billion), increased by 23% from RMB 27.9 billion as of June 30, 2017 and 101% from RMB 17.0 billion as of September 30, 2016.
  • In the third quarter of 2017, Grade A, B, C and D loans represented 1.7%, 8.7%, 14.1%, and 75.5% and Grade I, II, III, IV and V loans represented 6.5%, 24.6%, 27.6%, 25.8% and 15.5% of the Company's product portfolio, respectively.

Other Developments

Cooperation with Zhejiang Chouzhou Commercial Bank

During the third quarter of 2017, Yirendai officially started cooperating with Zhejiang Chouzhou Commercial Bank to provide financing services to individual consumers, leveraging the Company's online lending and risk management capabilities. The cooperation has a one-year term and commenced in August 2017. Over the one-year term, Yirendai and CreditEase will have access to a RMB 3 billion line-of-credit. The line-of-credit represents an additional source of funding for Yirendai and CreditEase's lending business.

Management Transition

In the third quarter of 2017, Ms. Yiting Pan completed her transition from her position as Yirendai's Chief Risk Officer into a new management role with CreditEase Offshore Private Credit Fund in the U.S. Dr. Yichuan Pei, Yirendai's Chief Credit Officer appointed in March 2017, officially assumed the role of the Company's Chief Risk Officer position and took over full responsibilities of risk management. Dr. Pei joined Yirendai from Ping An Bank where he served as Vice General Manager. Dr. Pei brings with him over 26 years of experience in the financial industry from consumer lending risk management, credit product marketing management, and asset-backed securities valuation in the United States.

Business Outlook

Based on the information available as of the date of this press release, Yirendai provides the following outlook, which reflects the Company's current and preliminary view and is subject to change. The following outlook does not take into consideration the impact of stock-based compensation expenses.

Full Year 2017

  • ŸTotal loans facilitated will be in the range of RMB 40,000 million to RMB 40,500 million.
  • ŸTotal net revenue will be in the range of RMB 5,200 million to RMB 5,300 million.
  • ŸAdjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) will be in the range of RMB 1,600 million to RMB 1,620 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses several non-GAAP financial measures, such as fees billed, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and adjusted net income as supplemental measures to review and assess operating performance. We believe that fees billed and adjusted EBITDA margin provide useful information about our core operating results, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by our management in our financial and operational decision-making. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. Other companies, including peer companies in the industry, may calculate these non-GAAP measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as a comparative measure. The Company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance. See “Operating Highlights and Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures” at the end of this press release.

Currency Conversion

This announcement contains currency conversions of certain RMB amounts into US$ at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to US$ are made at a rate of RMB 6.6533 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate on September 29, 2017 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

Conference Call

Yirendai's management will host an earnings conference call at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 14, 2017, (or 8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on November 15, 2017).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

International:

+65 6713-5091

U.S. Toll Free:

+1 866-519-4004

Hong Kong Toll Free:

800-906-601

China Toll Free:

400-620-8038

Conference ID:

9696809

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until November 22, 2017:

International:

+61 2-8199-0299

U.S. Toll Free:

+1 646-254-3697

Replay Access Code:

9696809

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on Yirendai's website at yirendai.investorroom.com.  

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “target,” “confident” and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Yirendai's control. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any such statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties as to Yirendai's ability to attract and retain borrowers and investors on its marketplace, its ability to introduce new loan products and platform enhancements, its ability to compete effectively, PRC regulations and policies relating to the peer-to-peer lending service industry in China, general economic conditions in China, and Yirendai's ability to meet the standards necessary to maintain listing of its ADSs on the NYSE or other stock exchange, including its ability to cure any non-compliance with the NYSE's continued listing criteria. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Yirendai's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Yirendai does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

About Yirendai

Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) is a leading fintech company in China connecting investors and individual borrowers. The Company provides an effective solution to address largely underserved investor and individual borrower demand in China through an online platform that automates key aspects of its operations to efficiently match borrowers with investors and execute loan transactions. Yirendai deploys a proprietary risk management system, which enables the Company to effectively assess the creditworthiness of borrowers, appropriately price the risks associated with borrowers, and offer quality loan investment opportunities to investors. Yirendai's online marketplace provides borrowers with quick and convenient access to consumer credit at competitive prices and investors with easy and quick access to an alternative asset class with attractive returns. For more information, please visit yirendai.investorroom.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Yirendai

Hui (Matthew) Li
Director of Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]

1 Adjusted EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by total net revenue.

2 Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as net income less non-recurring items.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

 (in thousands, except for share, per share and per ADS data, and percentages)

For the Three Months Ended 

For the Nine Months Ended 

September
30, 2016

June 30,
2017

September
30, 2017

September
30, 2017

September
30, 2016

September
30, 2017

September
30, 2017

RMB

RMB

RMB

USD

RMB

RMB

USD

Net revenue:

Loan facilitation services

848,322

1,121,200

1,425,162

214,204

2,096,793

3,522,760

529,476

Post-origination services

23,487

41,389

49,951

7,508

59,115

124,652

18,735

Others

4,902

20,468

38,791

5,830

10,973

71,148

10,694

Total net revenue

876,711

1,183,057

1,513,904

227,542

2,166,881

3,718,560

558,905

Operating costs and expenses:

Sales and marketing

423,003

617,880

844,165

126,879

1,033,085

1,931,425

290,296

Origination and servicing

47,514

93,147

119,036

17,891

123,408

270,967

40,727

General and administrative

107,698

98,614

172,643

25,949

322,397

371,755

55,875

Total operating costs and expenses

659,478

809,641

1,135,844

170,719

1,478,890

2,574,147

386,898

Interest income

9,778

27,398

33,250

4,998

22,065

84,797

12,745

Fair value adjustments related to Consolidated ABFE

(14,935)

(1,915)

(22,762)

(3,421)

(18,448)

(23,322)

(3,505)

Non-operating income, net

259

555

158

23

350

920

138

Income before provision for income taxes

212,335

399,454

388,706

58,423

691,958

1,206,808

181,385

Income tax expense/(benefit)

(131,946)

130,358

85,732

12,886

(44,659)

283,837

42,661

Net income

344,281

269,096

302,974

45,537

736,617

922,971

138,724

Weighted average number of ordinary shares
outstanding, basic

119,441,029

119,603,286

121,249,448

121,249,448

117,819,616

120,167,235

120,167,235

Basic income per share

2.8824

2.2499

2.4988

0.3756

6.2521

7.6807

1.1544

Basic income per ADS

5.7648

4.4998

4.9976

0.7512

12.5042

15.3614

2.3088

Weighted average number of ordinary shares
outstanding, diluted

120,861,971

120,833,406

123,509,834

123,509,834

118,293,263

121,757,910

121,757,910

Diluted income per share

2.8485

2.2270

2.4530

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