GUANGZHOU, China, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CNFinance Holdings Limited (NYSE: CNF) ("CNFinance" or the "Company"), a leading home equity loan service provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Operational and Financial Highlights

  • Total loan origination volume[1] was RMB2.3 billion (US$357.7 million) during the first quarter of 2022, representing a decrease of 17.9% from RMB2.8 billion in the same period of 2021.
  • Total outstanding loan principal[2] was RMB9.6 billion (US$1.5 billion) as of March 31, 2022, as compared to RMB10.4 billion as of December 31, 2021.
  • Total number of transactions[3] was 4,321 during the first quarter of 2022, representing a decrease of 15.1% from 5,092 in the same period of 2021.
  • Total interest and fees income were RMB417.4 million (US$65.8 million) in the first quarter of 2022, representing a decrease of 1.8% from RMB425.1 million in the same period of 2021.
  • Net income was RMB43.1 million (US$6.8 million) in the first quarter of 2022, compared to RMB85.6 million in the same period of 2021.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB0.63 (US$0.10) and RMB0.63 (US$0.10), respectively, in the first quarter of 2022, as compared to RMB1.25 and RMB1.19, respectively, in the same period of 2021.    

[1] Refers to the total amount of loans CNFinance originated during the relevant period.

[2] Refers to the total amount of loans outstanding for loans CNFinance at the end of the relevant period.

[3] Refers to the total number of loans CNFinance originated during the relevant period.

 

Mr. Bin Zhai, Chairman and CEO of CNFinance, commented,"In the first quarter of 2022, China's economic growth has slowed down. Regional lockdowns caused by unexpected local outbreaks of COVID-19 have negatively affected our business. In response, the Company focused on stabilizing business operations and managing risks, and was able to deliver a stable performance. During the first quarter of 2022, we facilitated loans of RMB2.3 billion, and recorded revenue and net income of approximately RMB417 million and RMB43 million, respectively.  

Going forward, we are likely to be continuously challenged by economic fluctuations. At the same time, we are also presented with huge opportunities as the government is now encouraging financial institutions to offer more support to MSEs. To seize such opportunities, we strive to upgrade our business model to an operation-oriented and asset-light model, under which we will act as the service provider and the manager of loans. At the same time, we will expand our business by diversifying our product portfolio, helping sales partners expand their business scale and reducing our own funding cost.

We have always stayed true to our mission of providing accessible, affordable and convenient financial services to MSE owners. With more supportive macro policies taking effect, we are confident that there will be another surge of capital demand from MSE owners. We believe we will be well-prepared to seize such opportunity and expand our business, increase our revenue and provide higher returns to our shareholders."

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Total interest and fees income decreased by 1.8% to RMB417.4 million (US$65.8 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB425.1 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to a decrease in the Company's interest income on loans. 

Interest and financing service fees on loans decreased by 1.7% to RMB414.7 million (US$65.4 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB422.0 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to (a) lower average effective interest rates of outstanding loans, and (b) the decrease of average daily outstanding loan principal in the first quarter of 2022 as compared to the same period of 2021. The decrease in average daily outstanding loan principal was due to the lower loan facilitation volume in the first quarter of 2022 resulted from the lockdowns due to local outbreaks of COVID-19 in multiple cities within China.

Interest on deposits with banks decreased by 12.9% to RMB2.7 million (US$0.4 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB3.1 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to smaller average daily balance of time deposits.

Interest and fees expenses increased by 28.5% to RMB200.9 million (US$31.7 million) for the first quarter of 2022, compared to RMB156.3 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to the increase in the outstanding principal of other borrowings as well as the funding costs from trust companies.

Net interest and fees income decreased by 19.5% to RMB216.5 million (US$34.1 million) for the first quarter of 2022, from RMB268.8 million in the same period of 2021.

Collaboration cost for sales partners, representing sales incentives paid to sales partners, decreased by 18.9% to RMB79.6 million (US$12.6 million) for the first quarter of 2022, compared to RMB98.1 million in the same period of 2021, primarily attributable to lower fee rate the Company paid to the sales partners resulted from lower average effective interest rates of outstanding loans.

Net interest and fees income after collaboration cost was RMB136.9 million (US$21.5 million) for the first quarter of 2022, representing a decrease of 19.8% from RMB170.7 million in the same period of 2021.

Provision for credit losses was RMB32.6 million (US$5.1 million) for the first quarter of 2022, as compared to a reversal of RMB17.2 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was due to the increasing economic uncertainties caused by lockdowns in reaction to local outbreaks of COVID-19 as well as the downward pressure faced by China's real estate market during the first quarter of 2022.

Net gains on sales of loans decreased by 17.0% to RMB7.8 million (US$1.3 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB9.4 million in the same period of 2021.

Other gains, net increased by 129.5% to RMB17.9 million (US$2.8 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB7.8 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to the increase of Credit Risk Mitigation Position forfeited by the sales partners.

Total operating expenses decreased by 15.2% to RMB79.9 million (US$12.6 million) for the first quarter of 2022, compared to RMB94.2 million in the same period of 2021.

Employee compensation and benefits decreased by 12.0% to RMB43.1 million (US$6.8 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB49.0 million in the same period of 2021, primarily attributable to smaller incentives paid to the employees resulted from lower loan origination volume during the first quarter of 2022.

Share-based compensation expenses decreased by 70.2% to RMB1.4 million (US$0.2 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB4.7 million in the same period of 2021. According to the Company's share option plan adopted on December 31, 2019, approximately 50%, 30% and 20% of the option granted will be vested on December 31, 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively. Related compensation cost of the option grants will be recognized over the requisite period.

Taxes and surcharges increased by 20.9% to RMB8.1 million (US$1.3 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB6.7 million in the same period of 2021, primarily attributable to a increase in the non-deductible value added tax ("VAT"). The increase in VAT was attributable to the characterization of certain amounts as "service fees charged to trust plans" which are a non-deductible item. According to the PRC tax regulations, "service fees charged to trust plans" incur a 6% VAT on the subsidiary level, but are not recorded as an input VAT on a consolidated trust plan level. "Service fees charged to trust plans" was increased in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021 due to newly established trust plans.

Operating lease cost decreased by 14.6% to RMB3.5 million (US$0.6 million) for the first quarter of 2022 as compared to RMB4.1 million for the same period of 2021, primarily due to the continued development of the collaboration model that allowed the Company to further reduce the office leasing costs which previously used to rent offices to accommodate sales staff.

Other expenses decreased by 19.9% to RMB23.8 million (US$3.7 million) for the first quarter of 2022 from RMB29.7 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to (a) a decrease in fees paid to local channels for introducing sales partners to the Company; (b) a decrease in travelling expenses and traffic expenses due to the lockdowns due to the local outbreak of COVID-19 in multiple cities in China.

Income tax expense was RMB15.4 million (US$2.4 million) for the first quarter of 2022, compared to RMB29.2 million in the same period of 2021, primarily due to decrease in taxable income in the first quarter of 2022 as compared to the same period of 2021.

Effective tax rate increased slightly to 26.3% for the first quarter of 2022 as compared to 25.5% for the same period of 2021.

Net income was RMB43.1 million (US$6.8 million) for the first quarter of 2022, compared to RMB85.6 million in the same period of 2021.

Basic earnings per ADS and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB0.63 (US$0.10) and RMB0.63 (US$0.10), respectively, in the first quarter of 2022, compared to RMB1.25 and RMB1.19, respectively, in the same period of 2021. One ADS represents 20 ordinary shares.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of RMB1.7 billion (US$0.3 billion), compared to RMB2.2 billion as of December 31, 2021, including RMB1.2 billion (US$ 0.2 billion) and RMB1.5 billion from structured funds as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, which could only be used to grant new loans and activities.

The delinquency ratio for loans originated by the Company increased from 24.1% as of December 31, 2021 to 25.9% as of March 31, 2022. Under the collaboration model, the delinquency ratio for first lien loans increased from 29.1% as of December 31, 2021 to 30.3% as of March 31, 2022, and the  delinquency ratio for second lien loans increased from 19.5% as of December 31, 2021 to 22.6% as of March 31, 2022. Under the traditional facilitation model, the delinquency ratio for first lien loans increased from 76.0% as of December 31, 2021 to 100.0% as of March 31, 2022, and the delinquency ratio for second lien loans increased from 75.8% as of December 31, 2021 to 100.0% as of March 31, 2022.          

The delinquency ratio (excluding loans held for sale) for loans originated by the Company increased from 16.2% as of December 31, 2021 to 16.8% as of March 31, 2022. Under the collaboration model, the delinquency ratio for first lien loans (excluding loans held for sale) was 18.8% as of March 31, 2022 as compared to 18.9% as of December 31, 2021, and the delinquency ratio for second lien loans (excluding loans held for sale) increased from 14.1% as of December 31, 2021 to 15.9% as of March 31, 2022. Under the traditional facilitation model, the delinquency ratio for first lien loans (excluding loans held for sale) increased from 49.7% as of December 31, 2021 to 100.0% as of March 31, 2022, and the outstanding balance of second lien loans under the traditional facilitation model as of March 31, 2022 was nil.

The NPL ratio for loans originated by the Company increased from 9.4% as of December 31, 2021 to 10.4% as of March 31, 2022. Under the collaboration model, the NPL ratio for first lien loans increased from 12.5% as of December 31, 2021 to 13.8% as of March 31, 2022, and the NPL ratio for second lien loans increased from 6.0% as of December 31, 2021 to 7.1% as of March 31, 2022. Under the traditional facilitation model, the NPL ratio for first lien loans increased from 59.2% as of December 31, 2021 to 100.0% as of March 31, 2022, and the NPL ratio for second lien loans increased from 64.2% as of December 31, 2021 to 99.8% as of March 31, 2022.

The NPL ratio (excluding loans held for sale) for loans originated by the Company decreased from 2.1% as of December 31, 2021 to 1.8% as of March 31, 2022. Under the collaboration model, the NPL ratio for first lien loans (excluding loans held for sale) decreased from 3.0% as of December 31, 2021 to 2.4% as of March 31, 2022, and the NPL ratio for second lien loans (excluding loans held for sale) was 1.5% as of March 31, 2022 as compared to 1.4% as of December 31, 2021. Under the traditional facilitation model, the NPL ratio for first lien loans (excluding loans held for sale) increased from 14.4% as of December 31, 2021 to 100.0% as of March 31, 2022, and the outstanding balance of second lien loans under the traditional facilitation model as of March 31, 2022 was nil.[4]

[4] The Company has ceased facilitating loans under the traditional facilitation model since December 2018. As of March 31, 2022, the outstanding loan principal under the traditional facilitation model was RMB84.1 million (RMB2.5 million excluding loans held for sale).

Recent Development

US$20 Million Share Repurchase Program

On March 16, 2022, the Company's board of directors authorized a share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to US$20 million of its ordinary shares in the form of American depositary shares (ADSs) during a period of up to 12 months commencing on March 16, 2022. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had repurchased an aggregate of approximately US$334 thousand worth of its ADSs under this share repurchase program.

Business Outlook

The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the Company's results of operations will depend on future developments of the pandemic in China and across the globe, which are subject to changes and substantial uncertainty and therefore cannot be predicted. Based on the information available as of the date of this press release, we expect net income to be between RMB10 million and RMB50 million for the second quarter of 2022.

The above outlook is based on the current market conditions and reflects our current and preliminary estimates of market and operating conditions, which are all subject to substantial uncertainty.

Conference Call

CNFinance's management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 26, 2022 (8:00 PM Beijing/ Hong Kong Time on the same day).

Dial-in numbers for the live conference call are as follows:

International:

+1-412-902-4272

Mainland China

+86-4001-201203

United States:

+1-888-346-8982

Hong Kong:

+852-3018-4992

Passcode:

CNFinance

 

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call until 11:59 PM ET on June 2, 2022.

Dial-in numbers for the replay are as follows:

International:

+1-412-317-0088

United States:

+1-877-344-7529

Passcode:

6229781

 

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of CNFinance's website at http://ir.cashchina.cn/.

Statement Regarding Preliminary Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information set out in this earnings release is preliminary and subject to potential adjustments. Adjustments to the consolidated financial statements may be identified when audit work has been performed for the Company's year-end audit, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited financial information.

Exchange Rate

The Company's business is primarily conducted in China and all of the revenues are denominated in Renminbi ("RMB"). This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.3393 to US$1.00, the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of March 31, 2022. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into U.S. dollars at that rate on March 31, 2022, or at any other rate.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and 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", "confident" and similar statements. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Any statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements that involve factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, but not limited to the following: its goals and strategies, its ability to achieve and maintain profitability, its ability to retain existing borrowers and attract new borrowers, its ability to maintain and enhance the relationship and business collaboration with its trust company partners and to secure sufficient funding from them, the effectiveness of its risk assessment process and risk management system, its ability to maintain low delinquency ratios for loans it originated, fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China, the impact and future development of COVID-19 pandemic in China and across the globe, and relevant government law, rules, policies or guidelines relating to the Company's corporate structure, business and industry. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

About CNFinance Holdings Limited

CNFinance Holdings Limited (NYSE: CNF) ("CNFinance" or the "Company") is a leading home equity loan service provider in China. CNFinance conducts business by collaborating with sales partners and trust company partners. Sales partners are responsible for recommending micro- and small-enterprise ("MSE") owners with financing needs to the Company and the Company introduces eligible borrowers to its trust company partners who will then conduct their own risk assessments and make credit decisions. The Company's primary target borrower segment is MSE owners who own real properties in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities in China. The loans CNFinance facilitated are primarily funded through a trust lending model with its trust company partners who are well-established with sufficient funding sources and have licenses to engage in lending business nationwide. The Company's risk mitigation mechanism is embedded in the design of its loan products, supported by an integrated online and offline process focusing on risks of both borrowers and collateral and further enhanced by effective post-loan management procedures.

For more information, please contact:

CNFinance
E-mail: ir@cashchina.cn

 

CNFINANCE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets 

(In thousands)








December 31,


March 31,

2021


2022


RMB


         RMB


   US$     

Assets












Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

2,231,437


1,697,992


267,852

Loans principal, interest and financing service fee
    receivables

9,412,718


8,535,576


1,346,454

Allowance for credit losses

975,851


861,867


135,956

Net loans principal, interest and financing service fee
    receivables

8,436,867


7,673,709


1,210,498

Loans held-for-sale (including RMB24,696,075 and
    RMB20,019,542 measured at fair value as of December
    31, 2021 and March 31, 2022, respectively)

733,975


861,400


135,883

Investment securities

1,088,044


1,635,653


258,018

Property and equipment

3,042


2,720


429

Intangible assets and goodwill

4,009


3,883


613

Deferred tax assets

21,068


3,247


512

Deposits

156,954


147,398


23,251

Right-of-use assets

16,197


14,516


2,290

Guaranteed assets

1,289,752


1,280,343


201,969

Other assets

404,826


210,573


33,217







Total assets

14,386,171


13,531,434


2,134,532







Liabilities and shareholders' equity












Interest-bearing borrowings






    Borrowings under agreements to repurchase  

45,250


18,376


2,899

    Other borrowings

8,041,892


7,431,208


1,172,244

Accrued employee benefits

24,224


12,638


1,994

Income taxes payable

154,957


148,677


23,453

Deferred tax liabilities

151,829


108,802


17,163

Lease liabilities

15,521


13,759


2,170

Credit risk mitigation position

1,348,450


1,292,181


203,837

Other liabilities

785,761


647,329


102,114







Total liabilities

10,567,884


9,672,970


1,525,874







Ordinary shares (USD0.0001 par value; 3,800,000,000
    shares authorized; 1,559,576,960 shares issued and
    1,371,643,240 shares outstanding as of December 31,
    2021 and March 31, 2022)

917


917


145

Treasury stock

-


(2,105)


(332)

Additional paid-in capital

1,018,429


1,019,873


160,881

Retained earnings

2,824,335


2,867,412


452,323

Accumulated other comprehensive losses

(25,394)


(27,633)


(4,359)

Total shareholders' equity

3,818,287


3,858,464


608,658







Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

14,386,171


13,531,434


2,134,532

 

 

 

CNFINANCE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income 

(In thousands, except for earnings per share and earnings per ADS)






Three months ended March 31,


2021


2022


2022


RMB


RMB


US$

Interest and fees income












Interest and financing service fees on
   loans

421,980


414,660


65,411

Interest on deposits with banks

3,082


2,749


434







Total interest and fees income

425,062


417,409


65,845







Interest expenses on interest-bearing
    borrowings

(156,259)


(200,890)


(31,690)







Total interest and fees expenses

(156,259)


(200,890)


(31,690)







Net interest and fees income

268,803


216,519


34,155

Collaboration cost for sales partners

(98,068)


(79,604)


(12,557)

Net interest and fees income after
    collaboration cost

170,735


136,915


21,598







Provision for credit losses

17,188


(32,610)


(5,144)







Net interest and fees income after
    collaboration cost and provision
    for credit losses

187,923


104,305


16,454







Realized gains on sales of investments,
    net

3,918


8,366


1,320

Net gains on sales of loans

9,393


7,811


1,232

Other gains, net

7,801


17,878


2,820

Total non-interest income

21,112


34,055


5,372







Operating expenses






Employee compensation and benefits

(48,956)


(43,048)


(6,791)

Share-based compensation expenses

(4,692)


(1,443)


(228)

Taxes and surcharges

(6,706)


(8,048)


(1,269)

Operating lease cost

(4,155)


(3,548)


(559)

Other expenses

(29,711)


(23,803)


(3,755)







Total operating expenses

(94,220)


(79,890)


(12,602)













Income before income tax expense

114,815


58,470


9,224

Income tax expense

(29,235)


(15,393)


(2,428)







Net income

85,580


43,077


6,796







Earnings per share






  Basic

0.06


0.03


0.005

  Diluted

0.06


0.03


0.005

Earnings per ADS (1 ADS equals 20
    ordinary shares)





  Basic

1.25


0.63


0.1

  Diluted

1.19


0.63


0.1







Other comprehensive
    income/(losses)






Foreign currency translation
    adjustment

2,936


(2,239)


(353)


----------------


----------------


----------------

Comprehensive income

88,516


40,838


6,443

 

Cision View original content:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cnfinance-announces-first-quarter-2022-unaudited-financial-results-301555744.html

SOURCE CNFinance Holdings Limited

Copyright 2022 PR Newswire

CNFinance (NYSE:CNF)
Gráfico Histórico do Ativo
De Jun 2022 até Jul 2022 Click aqui para mais gráficos CNFinance.
CNFinance (NYSE:CNF)
Gráfico Histórico do Ativo
De Jul 2021 até Jul 2022 Click aqui para mais gráficos CNFinance.