Rifco Reports First Quarter Results



Red Deer, Alberta - TheNewswire - August 19, 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 first quarter results for the period ended June 30, 2020.

First Quarter Highlights

- Rifco reported Adjusted Net Income before Taxes for the period of $0.8M and $0.04 per share. This is 41% higher than the comparable period and 25% higher than the preceding quarter. This is the best Adjusted Net Income before Taxes the Company has achieved since 2016. 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 after these items and taxes, was $1.8 million.

- The annualized Credit Loss Rate for the period decreased for the third straight quarter, by 124 basis points to 5.40% from 6.64% in the comparable quarter (a 19% improvement). The annualized Credit Loss Rate for the quarter decreased by 77 basis points from 6.17% in the preceding quarter (a 12% improvement). The Company has not seen a Credit Loss Rate this low since 2017.

  • - The Credit Spread Rate improved 32 basis points over the comparable period from 10.96% to 11.28%. The Credit Spread rate improved during the period by 10 basis points over the preceding quarter. This is the best Credit Spread Rate since 2018.

    - Adjusted Operating Expenses continue to improve, both in dollars and as a ratio of average loan receivables, despite some contraction in our portfolio through the pandemic. Adjusted Operating expenses in the current period decreased by 10% to $2.6M from $2.9M in the preceding period.

    - The Delinquency Rate (over 30 days) is at an historically low level of 1.91%.

    - The Company demonstrates a very strong liquidity position with over $10M in cash on hand and $160M of active funding facilities.

    - The Company has an Adjusted Book Value of $1.77 of per share and has $0.48 per share in cash.

Subsequent Events Highlights

  • - Rifco and CanCap Group Inc. have entered into a full and final mutual release and settlement agreement, whereby the parties have, released each other from all claims in connection with the Arrangement Agreement in exchange for a payment by CanCap and ACC Holdings Inc. of an aggregate of $1.5M to Rifco. These funds were received by Rifco on July 30, 2020.

    - On July 13, 2020, the Company received an early renewal on its securitization facility with Securcor Trust. The annual renewal has a $50M limit with an expiry date of July 31, 2021. The size and terms of the new facility are consistent with prior facilities. The facility no longer has an EBITDA covenant. The Company is in compliance with all covenants under the renewed facility.

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

Rifco Quarterly Comparative Results

Statements of income

Current Quarter

3 Months Ended

June 30,

2020

Prior Quarter

3 Months Ended

March 31,

2020

Comparable Quarter

3 Months Ended

June 30,

2019

($,000's, except per share, % of average loan receivables)

Average loan receivables for the period

216,988

224,580

224,553

Financial revenue

9,047

16.68%

9,744

17.35%

9,885

17.60%

Credit losses

2,934

5.40%

3,465

6.17%

3,729

6.64%

Credit Spread

6,113

11.28%

6,279

11.18%

6,156

10.96%

Financial expenses

2,660

4.90%

2,706

4.82%

2,827

5.04%

Adjusted Net Financial Income before Operating Expenses

3,453

6.38%

3,573

6.36%

3,329

5.92%

Adjusted Operating Expenses

2,626

4.84%

2,913

5.19%

2,741

4.88%

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Before Taxes

827

1.54%

660

1.17%

588

1.04%

Strategic review process

482

0.89%

(537)

(0.96%)

(34)

(0.06)%

(Increase) decrease in provision for impairment

1,344

2.48%

(3,924)

(6.99%)

(192)

(0.36%)

Net (loss) income before taxes

2,653

4.91%

(3,801)

(6.78%)

362

0.62%

Income tax recovery (expense)

(843)

(1.55%)

771

1.37%

38

0.08%

Net loss

1,810

3.36%

(3,030)

(5.41%)

400

0.70%

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 (Loss) before taxes per Common Share basic

Diluted

$0.038

$0.038

$0.031

$0.031

$0.027

$0.027

Net (loss) income per common share basic

Diluted

$0.084

$0.084

$(0.140)

$(0.140)

$0.019

$0.019

Rifco, today, filed its quarterly financial statements and management discussion and analysis for the period ended June 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 June 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: vanorman@rifco.net

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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