DGAP-News: Mogo Finance S.A.
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Mogo Finance reports Unaudited results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019
Increase in issuances continue to drive strong profitability in terms of EBITDA growth
OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HIGHLIGHTS
- Group loans issued increased strongly by 55.6% equalling EUR 178.4 million (2018: EUR 114.6 million), of which EUR 53.7 million in mid-tier markets (2018: EUR 33.1 million)
- In line with the announced commitment, Mogo Finance shareholders have injected additional EUR 3 million of capital during Q4 2019. This marks total new capital of EUR 5 million injected into the Group during 2019 with further EUR 5 million to follow by the end of Q1 2020
- Mogo Finance has divested its used car retail business by selling Longo brand entities resulting in a gain of EUR 1.7 million for the Group. This sale will allow to fully focus Group's operations on the lending business in order to significantly increase the overall profitability. Longo will continue to remain a strategic used car sales partner for Mogo
- By following its profitable growth strategy, the Group has managed to deliver annual profitability of now 8 markets (2018: 6 markets) measured by net profit and 10 markets (2018: 6 markets) measured by EBITDA
- As of the end of 2019 full regional HUB teams as well as group management team have all been set up, no significant further pressure on costs expected
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND PROGRESS
- Interest and similar income including income from used car rent up strongly by 40.5% to EUR 76.7 million (2018: EUR 54.6 million)
- Significant growth in total equity by 61.8% to EUR 28.8 million (31.12.2018: EUR 17.8 million)
- Rapid increase in EBITDA by 54.4% to EUR 31.5 million (2018: EUR 20.4 million)
- Net profit for the period improved notably by 34.8% to EUR 6.2 million (2018: EUR 4.6 million)
Modestas Sudnius, CEO of Mogo Finance, commented:
"During 2019 we have executed well on our strategy for the year - to focus on the profitability - and have delivered a record annual EBITDA with a more than 50% increase compared to the year 2018.
This was mainly driven by significant profitability and operational performance improvements particularly in mid-tier markets as well as solid results in our mature countries.
Longo business line sale, together with now fully staffed regional and group management teams, will help us to fully focus on our core mission - providing mobility by the use of most convenient financing solutions.
Mogo Group is well positioned to have another record-breaking year ahead of us with core focus on continuous top line and profitable growth."
The full unaudited report for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019 is available under https://mogo.finance/investment/results-and-reports/.
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About Mogo Finance:
Mogo Finance operates through its own branch network, more than 2,000 partner locations and strong online presence. Physical footprint makes Mogo Finance top of mind brand in used car financing. Established in 2012, headquartered in Riga, Latvia Mogo Finance operates in: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Albania, Belarus, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kenya and Uganda.
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