Upstart Holdings UPST delivered diluted adjusted earnings of 1 cent per share in second-quarter 2022, which compared favorably with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 5 cents per share. In the year-ago period, the company reported diluted adjusted earnings of 62 cents.
Revenues of $228 million were up 18% on a year-over-year basis, surpassing the consensus mark by 0.07%. Revenues were positively impacted by a solid surge in revenue from fees.
Quarter in Details
In the second quarter, revenue from fees was $258 million (113% of total revenues) and was up 38% year over year. However, revenue from fees was down 18% sequentially due to a difficult macroeconomic environment, which led to funding constraints in the company’s marketplace.
The company reported a loss of $30.183 million in the net interest income segment compared with revenues of $6.65 million in the year-ago quarter. UPST entered into multiple loan sale transactions, some of which incurred a negative fair value impact as the valuation marks of certain loans continued to be negatively impacted by the rising interest rate environment.
Upstart Holdings, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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In the second quarter, volume of loan transactions across the company’s platform was approximately 321,000 loans, up 12% year over year and representing over 233,000 new borrowers.
In the second quarter, bank partners originated 321,138 loans, totaling $3.3 billion across the company’s platform, up 12% year over year. Conversion on rate requests was 13% in the second quarter of 2022, down from 24% in the year-ago quarter.
Average loan size increased over the last quarter by 5% due to auto loans representing a higher proportion of the mix.
Total operating expenses were $260 million, which increased 64.9% year over year due to growth in engineering and product development expenses.
Second-quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $5.5 million contracted from the year-ago quarter’s figure of $59.49 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the second quarter was 2% compared with the year-ago quarter’s margin of 31%.
Balance Sheet & Cash Flow
As of Jun 30, 2022, Upstart reported $790 million in unrestricted cash, compared with $758 million as of Mar 31, 2022. The balance of loans at the end of Jun 30, 2022, was $624 million compared with $597.98 as of Mar 31, 2022.
Cash outflow from operations was $320 million in the second quarter compared with first-quarter 2022’s cash outflow of $266.79 million.
For the third quarter of 2022, Upstart expects revenue of approximately $170 million and adjusted EBITDA of $0.
The company expects adjusted net loss of $9 million for the third quarter.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Upstart currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
Upstart’s shares have tumbled 80.7% against the Zacks Computer and Technology sector’s decline of 22.6% in the year-to-date period.
Here are some better-ranked stocks worth considering in the broader sector.
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Keysight Technologies KEYS also carries a Zacks Rank #2.
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