March 30, 2022
AS DelfinGroup audited statements and Corporate Governance Report for 2021
The Management Board of AS DelfinGroup has prepared the audited annual report of 2021 and will submit it to the Annual General Meeting for approval. Compared to the unaudited report for 12-month period published on 25 February, financial results reamained unchanged.
According to the audited results of the year 2021 Latvian financial services company AS DelfinGroup has increased its revenue to EUR 25.5 million or by 7.7.% a year on year basis. EBITDA of the Company increased by 7.4% and reached EUR 10.2 million, while proft before tax on annual basis grew by 7.2% and reached EUR 5.2 million. Financial results of 2021 mark the best yearly results in the history of the Group. The increased revenue and profitability were mainly facilitated by stable growth of online consumer lending and retail of pre-owned goods.
During 2021 AS DelfinGroup issued EUR 52.5 million in new loans securing loan issuance growth of 9% year on year. Growth in loan issuance was mainly supported by the significant consumer lending increase which grew by 24% year on year and reached EUR 37 million. The positive trend of consumer loan issuance is also reflected in AS DelfinGroup net loan portfolio which at the end of 2021 reached a record level – EUR 43 million, a 23.9% increase compared to previous year. Although, due to the restrictions placed on offline services in 2021 pawn loan issuance decreased by 15% year on year, nevertheless, in the 4th quarter of 2021 pawn loan segment has improved by having only a slight 5% decrease in the issuance compared to the same period in 2020.
The Management Board of AS DelfinGroup proposes to pay EUR 2.5 million in dividends
About AS DelfinGroup
AS DelfinGroup is a licenced technology-based financial services company that was established in 2009 and operates under the brand names Banknote and VIZIA. The company continuously develops and offers consumer and pawn loans, loans developed for senior citizens, Buy now pay later loans (BNPL loans), as well as sale of pre-owned goods both online and at more than 90 branches across Latvia. On average, 35 thousand loans are issued every month and serviced by the professional team of more than 270 AS DelfinGroup employees. The company has a total of over 400,000 registered customers. Since 2014, AS DelfinGroup has been known on the Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange as a bond issuer and since 2021 as a share issuer on the Baltic Main List. The company’s IPO in 2021 attracted almost 6000 new shareholders. The company regularly pays dividends to its shareholders. In 2021, the company's net loan portfolio grew to EUR 43 million, while its EBITDA reached EUR 10.2 million, with profits before income tax for dividends EUR 5.2 million. The company’s sustainability is based on focused corporate governance, fintech innovation, responsible lending, financial inclusion and facilitating the circular economy. The company has been profitable every year since 2010.