SoFi stock soars after fintech company gives upbeat earnings outlook

Shares of SoFi Technologies Inc. soared 18% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the financial-technology company exceeded expectations with its earnings outlook.

recorded a fourth-quarter net loss of $111.0 million, or 15 cents a share, whereas it recorded a net loss of $82.6 million, or $1.85 a share, in the year-earlier quarter. The FactSet consensus was for a 16-cent loss on a per-share basis.

Total revenue rose to $285.6 million from $171.5 million. Analysts tracked by FactSet were anticipating $279 million in revenue.

The company said it added a “record” of 523,000 new members during the fourth quarter. It also added 906,000 new products. Mizuho analyst Dan Dolev noted that additions on both metrics were up sequentially.

SoFi recently won approval for a national banking charter, and the company expects that incremental net interest income from its SoFi Bank will “only contribute nominally” to its results for the first quarter. SoFi expects a greater impact after it begins fully originating loans in its in-house bank, something that’s expected to take place this May.

For the first quarter, SoFi anticipates $280 million to $285 million in adjusted net revenue, which is a non-GAAP metric. The company also offered a range for adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (Ebitda) of breakeven to $5 million.

The outlook assumes a $30 million to $35 million negative revenue impact related to “the unexpected extension of the federal student loan payment moratorium to May 1, 2022.”

Analysts tracked by FactSet were anticipating $3 million in adjusted Ebitda for the first quarter. FactSet doesn’t list an adjusted-revenue outlook.

Looking to the full year, SoFi forecasts adjusted net revenue of $1.57 billion and adjusted Ebitda of $180 million. The FactSet consensus was for $147 million in full-year adjusted Ebitda.

Chief Financial Officer Chris Lapointe shared on SoFi’s earnings call that the company’s outlook bakes in the prospect…


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