×

LM Funding Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month 2015 Results

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ:LMFAU), a specialty finance company offering unique funding solutions to community associations, today reported results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2015.

Third Quarter 2015 - Financial Results
Revenues in the third quarter of 2015 were $1.6 million compared to $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2014. The decrease was due to the decline in collections of the company’s original product, offset by an increase in collections related to the New Neighbor Guaranty product.

Operating expenses in the third quarter of 2015 totaled $1.0 million compared to $953,000 in the third quarter of 2014. The change was due to increased collection efforts in anticipation of a ramp in business activity following the company’s initial public offering (IPO), offset by a new agreement between the company and its law firms that lowered expenses.

Interest expense in the third quarter of 2015 was $163,000 compared to $241,000 in the third quarter of 2014. The decrease is attributable to the refinance of $7.4 million at 8% interest that occurred in December 2014.

Net income in the third quarter of 2015 totaled $371,000 compared to $746,000 in the third quarter of 2014. The decrease was due to lower revenues and higher operating expenses related to the expected ramp of collection activity, offset by a decrease in interest expense.

At September 30, 2015, cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.1 million compared to $2.0 million at December 31, 2014. Subsequent to the quarter’s end, the company raised $9.9 million in net proceeds during the IPO, which closed on October 23, 2015.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 - Financial Results
Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $5.2 million compared to $6.0 million in the same year-ago period. The decrease was due to the decline in collections of the company’s original product, offset by an increase in collections related to the New Neighbor Guaranty product.

Operating expenses in the nine months ended September 30, 2015 totaled $2.9 million compared to $3.2 million in the same year-ago period. The decrease was due to a new agreement between the company and its law firms, which lowered expenses offset by an increase in collection efforts in expectation of a ramp in business activity following the company’s IPO.

Interest expense in the nine months ended September 30, 2015 totaled $566,000 compared to $761,000 in the same year-ago period. The decrease is attributable to the refinancing in December 2014.

Net income in the nine months ended September 30, 2015 totaled $1.6 million compared to $1.9 million in the same year-ago period. The decrease was primarily due to lower revenues and expenses related to the anticipated ramp of activity, which are expected to lead to an increase in future revenues. The decrease in net income was partially offset by improved operating expense management and a decrease in interest expense.

Management Commentary
“During the quarter we saw the continued increase in demand for our New Neighbor Guaranty product, which guarantees homeowner and condominium owner associations’ future budgets,” said Bruce Rodgers, founder and CEO of LM Funding. “While we are pleased with our profitable results for the quarter, we anticipate an increase in collection activity during the remainder of 2015 and beyond supported by the recent influx of capital from our IPO.”

About LM Funding America
LM Funding America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a specialty finance company that provides funding to nonprofit community associations primarily located in the state of Florida, as well as in the states of Washington and Colorado. The company offers funding to associations by purchasing a certain portion of the associations’ rights to delinquent accounts that are selected by the associations arising from unpaid association assessments. The company is also involved in the business of purchasing delinquent accounts on various terms tailored to suit each association’s financial needs, including under the company’s New Neighbor Guaranty™ program. LM Funding America was founded in 2008 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” and “project” and other similar words and expressions are intended to signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks and uncertainties are identified in the company’s filings with the SEC. The occurrence of any of these risks and uncertainties could have a material adverse effect on the company’s business, financial condition, and results of operations.

- Tables to Follow -

LM FUNDING, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
ASSETS
September 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
(Unaudited)
Cash $ 2,106,865 $ 2,027,694
Finance receivables:
Original product 1,600,103 2,430,456
Special product - New Neighbor Guaranty program 939,633 1,042,805
Other Assets 1,196,707 1,207,403
Total assets$ 5,843,308 $ 6,771,358
LIABILITIES AND MEMBERS' DEFICIT
Notes payable$ 8,266,232 $ 7,431,938
Other liabilities and obligations 516,680 472,597
Total liabilities 8,782,912 7,904,535
Members' deficit (3,038,317) (1,144,212)
Noncontrolling interest 98,713 11,035
Total members' deficit (2,939,604) (1,133,177)
Total liabilities and members' deficit$ 5,843,308 $ 6,771,358

LM FUNDING, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months Three Months Nine Months Nine Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended
September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
REVENUES
Interest on delinquent association fees$ 1,279,263 $ 1,597,274 $ 4,191,323 $ 4,892,770
Administrative and late fees 114,594 175,677 414,526 562,574
Recoveries in excess of cost - special product 79,457 64,390 222,784 141,343
Underwriting and origination fees 96,675 50,186 259,420 134,311
Rental revenue 38,010 93,522 123,682 251,178
Total revenues 1,607,999 1,981,049 5,211,735 5,982,176
EXPENSES
Operating Expenses 1,035,217 953,248 2,902,492 3,246,948
OPERATING INCOME 572,782 1,027,801 2,309,243 2,735,228
Interest 163,361 240,806 566,186 760,500
INCOME BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST 409,421 786,995 1,743,057 1,974,728
INCOME ATTRIBUTED TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST (38,410) (40,942) (123,693) (127,854)
NET INCOME $ 371,011 $ 746,053 $ 1,619,364 $ 1,846,874

LM FUNDING, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Nine Months
Ended Ended
September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES 1,727,158 1,905,035
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES 908,775 942,505
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES (2,556,762) (2,201,881)
NET INCREASE IN CASH 79,171 645,659
CASH - BEGINNING OF PERIOD 2,027,694 764,850
CASH - END OF PERIOD$ 2,106,865 $ 1,410,509

Company Contact: Bruce Rodgers Chairman and CEO LM Funding America, Inc. Tel (813) 222-8996 investors@lmfunding.com Investor Relations Contact: Michael Koehler Liolios Group, Inc. Tel (949) 574-3860 LMFA@liolios.com

Source:LM Funding America, Inc.