November 24, 2021
AS DelfinGroup informs on early redemption of bonds (ISIN LV0000802429)
According to bond ISIN LV0000802429 issue prospectus point 4.2.9. AS DelfinGroup informs, as of 27/12/2021 early redemption of bonds will be made and nominal value of one security EUR 1000 is going to be fully repaid with the record date 23/12/2021. According to prospectus early redemption fee of 1% of remaining bond value will be paid to bond holders.
Total nominal value of bonds issue will be decreased and fully repaid for EUR 3.5 million.
The purpose of early redemption of the bonds is to reduce financing costs and is in line with the initial public offering (IPO) prospectus. In order to reach long-term goals AS DelfinGroup on 25/10/2021 prematurely redeemed bonds in the amount of 5 million euros and has scheduled early redemption of existing bonds on 25/11/2021 in the amount of 5 million euros both with 14% coupon rate that will enable Company to reduce financing costs. By repaying the mentioned bonds the Company has met the targets set in the IPO prospectus for reducing the financing costs. AS DelfinGroup has also significantly reduced the costs of financing raised through peer-to-peer lending platform as part of the reduction in funding costs.
This summer AS DelfinGroup published the company’s long-term financial goals for 2024. By the end of 2024, the company plans to double its consolidated net loan portfolio to over EUR 70 million. Gradually increasing its profitability, in 2024 the company plans to reach EBITDA of EUR 17.6 million, as well as pre-tax profits of EUR 12.9 million. AS DelfinGroup has established and adheres to a policy to make quarterly dividend payments, distributing up to 50% of quarterly profits to shareholders. In addition, once a year after the approval of the annual report, the company may opt to pay additional dividends (annual dividends). During the course of the financial year, the company plans to distribute dividends to shareholders amounting to at least 50% of its consolidated profits.
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, 35,000 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 2020, the company's net loan portfolio grew to EUR 34.6 million, while its EBITDA reached EUR 9.3 million, with profits before income tax for dividends EUR 4.65 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.