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PROG Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Results

02/23/2022
  • Progressive Leasing Q4 GMV of $635 million, up 18.3%
  • E-commerce grew 45% to 18.2% of Progressive Leasing Q4 GMV
  • Q4 consolidated revenues of $647 million, up 6.8%
  • Q4 consolidated earnings before taxes of $52.9 million; Adjusted EBITDA of $72.1 million or 11.2% of revenues
  • Diluted EPS of $0.59; Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.67 for Q4
  • Returned $439 million of capital to shareholders in Q4 through the repurchase of 13.7% of outstanding shares

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PROG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRG), the fintech holding company for Progressive Leasing, Vive Financial, and Four Technologies, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021.

"We closed out 2021 with a strong fourth quarter of GMV performance driven by continued growth in our e-commerce channel and with our larger retail partners," said Steve Michaels, President and Chief Executive Officer of PROG Holdings. "In addition, the significant steps we took in the quarter to recapitalize our balance sheet through the issuance of $600 million in senior unsecured notes and the repurchase of $425 million of our stock in a successful modified Dutch auction tender offer are expected to benefit our earnings per share and decrease our cost of capital while maintaining our flexibility to execute on our capital allocation priorities."

"I am excited about 2022 as we continue our investments in existing and new partnerships and products that we expect to drive future growth,” Michaels continued. "We believe we are well positioned to capture an even greater portion of our large addressable market while maintaining strong profitability and generating significant free cash flow."

Consolidated Results

Consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $646.5 million, an increase of 6.8% from the same period in 2020, primarily due to growth from key large national partners and continued e-commerce penetration.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $72.1 million compared with $94.6 million for the same period in 2020. As a percentage of revenues, adjusted EBITDA was 11.2% in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared with 15.6% for the same period in 2020. The Company reported consolidated net earnings from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2021 of $37.8 million compared with $42.3 million in the prior year period.

The year-over-year declines in adjusted EBITDA and net earnings from continuing operations in the fourth quarter were primarily driven by Progressive Leasing's delinquencies and write-offs approaching a more normalized level as compared to the extraordinarily low delinquency and write-off levels in the prior year quarter, which the Company believes were supported by government stimulus. These declines were also due to an increase in SG&A investments compared to the pandemic-related reductions of 2020.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $0.59 compared with $0.62 in the year ago period. On a non-GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.67 in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared with $0.95 for the same quarter in 2020.

Progressive Leasing Results

Progressive Leasing's fourth quarter GMV increased 18.3% to $635 million compared with the same period in 2020. Its e-commerce GMV increased 45.0% year-over-year in the quarter and 150.5% annually, and accounted for 15.2% of its annual GMV. Progressive Leasing's gross leased asset portfolio ended the quarter 15.5% higher than the same period of 2020 due to GMV growth and lower 90-day buyout levels.

The provision for lease merchandise write-offs was 6.8% of lease revenues in the fourth quarter of 2021. While this level is elevated from the stimulus-driven record lows of the prior year, write-offs are in line with the Company's pre-pandemic levels.

Liquidity and Capital Allocation

PROG Holdings ended the fourth quarter of 2021 with cash of $170 million and gross debt of $600 million. The Company repurchased $439 million of its stock in the quarter at an average price per share of $48.86, inclusive of the $425 million of shares repurchased at $49.00 per share through its tender offer. Since the end of 2021, the Company has repurchased an additional $52 million of stock at an average price of $40.65 per share. The Company has approximately $509 million remaining under its previously announced $1 billion share repurchase program.

2022 Outlook

The Company is issuing its full year 2022 consolidated outlook for revenues, net earnings, adjusted EBITDA, GAAP diluted EPS, and Non-GAAP diluted EPS. On a consolidated basis, the Company expects 4-8% annual revenue growth and a return to adjusted EBITDA margins in the 11-13% range while investing in new products, talent, and technologies that will provide meaningful future contributions. This outlook anticipates GMV improving throughout the year after a slow start due to macroeconomic conditions, no further deterioration of those conditions, and no impact of any share repurchases beyond what the Company has completed to date.

 

Full Year 2022 Outlook

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Low

 

High

 

 

 

PROG Holdings - Total Revenues

$

2,790,000

 

$

2,900,000

 

Revenue growth rate versus 2021

 

4.2

%

 

8.3

%

PROG Holdings - Net Earnings

 

165,000

 

 

189,000

 

Net Earnings as a % of 2022 revenue outlook

 

5.9

%

 

6.5

%

PROG Holdings - Adjusted EBITDA

 

320,000

 

 

350,000

 

Adjusted EBITDA as a % of 2022 revenue outlook

 

11.5

%

 

12.1

%

PROG Holdings - Diluted EPS

 

2.90

 

 

3.35

 

Diluted EPS decline versus 2021

 

(21.0

) %

 

(8.7

) %

PROG Holdings - Diluted Non-GAAP EPS

 

3.25

 

 

3.70

 

Diluted Non-GAAP EPS decline versus 2021

 

(17.5

) %

 

(6.1

) %

 

 

 

Progressive Leasing - Total Revenues

 

2,730,000

 

 

2,830,000

 

Progressive Leasing - Earnings Before Taxes

 

245,000

 

 

263,000

 

Progressive Leasing - Adjusted EBITDA

 

330,000

 

 

350,000

 

 

 

 

Vive - Total Revenues

 

60,000

 

 

70,000

 

Vive - Earnings Before Taxes

 

9,000

 

 

13,000

 

Vive - Adjusted EBITDA

 

10,000

 

 

15,000

 

 

 

 

Other - Loss Before Taxes

 

(29,000

)

 

(21,000

)

Other - Adjusted EBITDA

 

(20,000

)

 

 

(15,000

)

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company has scheduled a live webcast and conference call for Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. ET to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2021. To access the live webcast, visit the company’s investor relations website, https://investor.progholdings.com. To join the conference call via telephone, dial 877-270-2148 and request to join the PROG Holdings, Inc. call. International participants without internet access can join the conference call by dialing 412-902-6510 and requesting to join the PROG Holdings, Inc. call.

About PROG Holdings, Inc.

PROG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRG) is a fintech holding company headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, that provides transparent and competitive payment options to consumers. The Company owns Progressive Leasing, a leading provider of e-commerce, app-based, and in-store point-of-sale lease-to-own solutions, Vive Financial, an omnichannel provider of second-look revolving credit products, and Four Technologies, provider of Buy Now, Pay Later payment options through its platform, Four. More information on PROG Holdings' companies can be found at https://www.progholdings.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

Statements in this news release regarding our business that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as , “expected”, “believe”, “expect”, "outlook", “expectation” and similar forward-looking terminology. These risks and uncertainties include factors such as (i) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including new variants or additional waves of COVID-19 infections, on: (a) demand for the lease-to-own products offered by our Progressive Leasing segment, (b) Progressive Leasing’s POS partners, and Vive’s and Four’s merchant partners, (c) Progressive Leasing’s, Vive’s and Four’s customers, including their ability and willingness to satisfy their obligations under their lease agreements and loan agreements, (d) Progressive Leasing’s point-of-sale partners being able to obtain the merchandise its customers need or desire, (e) our employees and labor needs, including our ability to adequately staff our operations, (f) our financial and operational performance, and (g) our liquidity; (ii) changes in the enforcement of existing laws and regulations and the adoption of new laws and regulations that may unfavorably impact our businesses; (iii) increased focus by federal and state regulators on businesses that serve subprime consumers, such as our Progressive Leasing, Vive Financial and Four Technologies businesses, and other types of legal and regulatory proceedings and investigations, including those related to consumer protection, customer privacy, third party and employee fraud and information security; (iv) the potential unfavorable effects on our business of the rapid increase in the rate of inflation being experienced in the economy including on customer demand for the merchandise that our point of sale (“POS”) partners sell, and on our customers’ ability to make the lease and loan payments they owe us; (v) a large percentage of the Company’s revenues being concentrated with several of Progressive Leasing’s key POS partners; (vi) the risks that Progressive Leasing will be unable to attract new POS partners or retain and grow its business with its existing POS partners; (vii) the risk that our capital allocation strategy, including our current share repurchase program, will not be effective at enhancing shareholder value; (viii) Vive’s business model differing significantly from Progressive Leasing’s, which creates specific and unique risks for the Vive business, including Vive’s reliance on two bank partners to issue its credit products and Vive’s exposure to the unique regulatory risks associated with the lending-related laws and regulations that apply to its business; (ix) adverse consequences to Progressive Leasing, including additional monetary penalties and/or injunctive relief, if it fails to comply with the terms of its 2020 settlement with the FTC, as well as the possibility of other regulatory authorities and third parties bringing legal actions against Progressive Leasing based on the same allegations that led to the FTC settlement; (x) increased competition from traditional and virtual lease-to-own competitors and also from competitors of our Vive segment; (xi) our increased level of indebtedness; (xii) our ability to protect confidential, proprietary, or sensitive information, including the personal and confidential information of our customers, which may be adversely affected by cyber-attacks, employee or other internal misconduct, computer viruses, electronic break-ins or “hacking”, or similar disruptions, any one of which could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations, financial condition, and prospects; (xiii) the effects of any increased expenses or unanticipated liabilities incurred as a result of, or due to activities related to, our recent acquisition of Four Technologies; (xiv) Four Technology’s business model differing significantly from Progressive Leasing's and Vive’s, which creates specific and unique risks for the Four business, including Four’s exposure to the unique regulatory risks associated with the laws and regulations that apply to its business; and (xv) the other risks and uncertainties discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, to be filed with the SEC on February 23, 2022. Statements in this press release that are “forward-looking” include without limitation statements about (i) the benefits of the recapitalization of our balance sheet on our earnings per share and cost of capital; (ii) our capital allocation priorities; (iii) increasing our share of the addressable market for our products and services; (iv) our future profitability and free cash flow; (v) the benefits we expect from our investments in existing and new products and partnerships; and (vi) our outlook for 2022. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

PROG Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Loss)

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease Revenues and Fees

 

$

629,950

 

$

594,017

 

 

$

2,619,005

 

$

2,443,405

 

Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable

 

 

16,593

 

 

11,635

 

 

 

58,915

 

 

41,190

 

Total

 

 

646,543

 

 

605,652

 

 

 

2,677,920

 

 

2,484,595

 

Costs and Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of Lease Merchandise

 

 

439,438

 

 

401,037

 

 

 

1,820,010

 

 

1,690,922

 

Provision for Lease Merchandise Write-offs

 

 

42,912

 

 

26,889

 

 

 

126,984

 

 

131,332

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

107,405

 

 

95,690

 

 

 

397,399

 

 

373,460

 

Legal and Regulatory Insurance Recoveries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(835

)

Separation Related Charges

 

 

 

 

15,510

 

 

 

 

 

17,953

 

Total

 

 

589,755

 

 

539,126

 

 

 

2,344,393

 

 

2,212,832

 

Operating Profit

 

 

56,788

 

 

66,526

 

 

 

333,527

 

 

271,763

 

Interest Expense

 

 

(3,931

)

 

(187

)

 

 

(5,323

)

 

(187

)

Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Income Tax

 

 

52,857

 

 

66,339

 

 

 

328,204

 

 

271,576

 

Income Tax Expense

 

 

15,038

 

 

24,034

 

 

 

84,647

 

 

37,949

 

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

 

37,819

 

 

42,305

 

 

 

243,557

 

 

233,627

 

Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Income Tax

 

 

 

 

(1,487

)

 

 

 

 

(295,092

)

Net Earnings (Loss)

 

$

37,819

 

$

40,818

 

 

$

243,557

 

$

(61,465

)

Basic Earnings (Loss) per Share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Operations

 

$

0.60

 

$

0.62

 

 

$

3.69

 

$

3.47

 

Discontinued Operations

 

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

 

 

(4.39

)

Total Basic Earnings (Loss) per Share

 

$

0.60

 

$

0.60

 

 

$

3.69

 

$

(0.91

)

Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Operations

 

$

0.59

 

$

0.62

 

 

$

3.67

 

$

3.43

 

Discontinued Operations

 

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

 

 

(4.34

)

Total Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share

 

$

0.59

 

$

0.60

 

 

$

3.67

 

$

(0.90

)

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

 

63,319

 

 

67,719

 

 

 

66,026

 

 

67,261

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution

 

 

63,739

 

 

68,537

 

 

 

66,416

 

 

68,022

 

PROG Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

$

170,159

 

 

$

36,645

 

Accounts Receivable (net of allowances of $71,233 in 2021 and $56,364 in 2020)

 

 

66,270

 

 

 

61,254

 

Lease Merchandise (net of accumulated depreciation and allowances of $463,929 in 2021 and $409,307 in 2020)

 

 

714,055

 

 

 

610,263

 

Loans Receivable (net of allowances and unamortized fees of $53,300 in 2021 and $52,274 in 2020)

 

 

119,315

 

 

 

79,148

 

Property, Plant and Equipment, Net

 

 

25,648

 

 

 

26,705

 

Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets

 

 

17,488

 

 

 

20,613

 

Goodwill

 

 

306,212

 

 

 

288,801

 

Other Intangibles, Net

 

 

137,305

 

 

 

154,421

 

Income Tax Receivable

 

 

14,352

 

 

 

 

Deferred Income Tax Assets

 

 

2,760

 

 

 

 

Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets

 

 

48,197

 

 

 

39,554

 

Total Assets

 

$

1,621,761

 

 

$

1,317,404

 

LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

 

 

 

Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

 

$

135,954

 

 

$

78,249

 

Deferred Income Tax Liability

 

 

146,265

 

 

 

126,938

 

Customer Deposits and Advance Payments

 

 

45,070

 

 

 

46,565

 

Operating Lease Liabilities

 

 

25,410

 

 

 

29,516

 

Debt

 

 

589,654

 

 

 

50,000

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

942,353

 

 

 

331,268

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:

 

 

 

 

Common Stock, Par Value $0.50 Per Share: Authorized: 225,000,000 Shares at December 31, 2021 and 2020; Shares Issued: 82,078,654 at December 31, 2021 and 90,752,123 at December 31, 2020

 

 

41,039

 

 

 

45,376

 

Additional Paid-in Capital

 

 

332,244

 

 

 

318,263

 

Retained Earnings

 

 

1,055,526

 

 

 

1,236,378

 

 

 

 

1,428,809

 

 

 

1,600,017

 

Less: Treasury Shares at Cost

 

 

 

 

Common Stock: 25,638,057 Shares at December 31, 2021 and 23,029,434 at December 31, 2020

 

 

(749,401

)

 

 

(613,881

)

Total Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

679,408

 

 

 

986,136

 

Total Liabilities & Shareholders’ Equity

 

$

1,621,761

 

 

$

1,317,404

 

PROG Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

 

Year Ended December 31,

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

2021

 

2020

Net Earnings (Loss)

$

243,557

 

 

$

(61,465

)

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Earnings (Loss) to Cash Provided by Operating Activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation of Lease Merchandise

 

1,820,010

 

 

 

2,163,443

 

Other Depreciation and Amortization

 

33,258

 

 

 

93,814

 

Provisions for Accounts Receivable and Loan Losses

 

242,412

 

 

 

288,206

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

21,349

 

 

 

41,218

 

Deferred Income Taxes

 

15,729

 

 

 

(141,407

)

Impairment of Goodwill and Other Assets

 

 

 

 

470,681

 

Non-Cash Lease Expense

 

974

 

 

 

92,277

 

Other Changes, Net

 

(7,561

)

 

 

9,172

 

Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities, Net of Effects of Acquisitions and Dispositions:

 

 

 

Additions to Lease Merchandise

 

(2,054,467

)

 

 

(2,351,064

)

Book Value of Lease Merchandise Sold or Disposed

 

130,665

 

 

 

317,763

 

Accounts Receivable

 

(229,703

)

 

 

(250,159

)

Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets

 

(7,879

)

 

 

7,753

 

Income Tax Receivable and Payable

 

(29,753

)

 

 

17,066

 

Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets and Liabilities

 

(1,955

)

 

 

(109,356

)

Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

 

70,820

 

 

 

39,660

 

Accrued Regulatory Expense

 

 

 

 

(175,000

)

Customer Deposits and Advance Payments

 

(1,495

)

 

 

3,362

 

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

 

245,961

 

 

 

455,964

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Investments in Loans Receivable

 

(182,204

)

 

 

(112,596

)

Proceeds from Loans Receivable

 

132,281

 

 

 

69,358

 

Outflows on Purchases of Property, Plant and Equipment

 

(9,555

)

 

 

(64,345

)

Proceeds from Property, Plant, and Equipment

 

78

 

 

 

7,482

 

Outflows on Acquisitions of Businesses and Customer Agreements. Net of Cash Acquired

 

(22,766

)

 

 

(14,793

)

Proceeds from Dispositions of Businesses and Customer Agreements, Net of Cash Disposed

 

 

 

 

359

 

Cash Used in Investing Activities

 

(82,166

)

 

 

(114,535

)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

(Repayments) Borrowings on Revolving Facility, Net

 

(50,000

)

 

 

50,000

 

Proceeds from Debt

 

591,750

 

 

 

5,625

 

Repayments on Debt

 

 

 

 

(347,646

)

Acquisition of Treasury Stock

 

(142,358

)

 

 

 

Tender Offer Stock Repurchased and Retired

 

(428,551

)

 

 

 

Dividends Paid

 

 

 

 

(13,778

)

Issuance of Stock Under Stock Option Plans

 

4,592

 

 

 

12,362

 

Shares Withheld for Tax Payments

 

(5,123

)

 

 

(11,734

)

Debt Issuance Costs

 

(591

)

 

 

(3,233

)

Transfer of Cash to The Aaron's Company

 

 

 

 

(54,150

)

Cash Used in Financing Activities

 

(30,281

)

 

 

(362,554

)

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

 

 

 

15

 

Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

133,514

 

 

 

(21,110

)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year

 

36,645

 

 

 

57,755

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Year

$

170,159

 

 

$

36,645

 

Net Cash Paid During the Year:

 

 

 

Interest Expense

$

1,452

 

 

$

10,447

 

Income Taxes

$

53,602

 

 

$

29,000

 

PROG Holdings, Inc.

Quarterly Revenues by Segment

(In thousands)

 

Unaudited

 

Three Months Ended

 

December 31, 2021

 

Progressive Leasing

Vive

Other

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

629,950

$

$

$

629,950

Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable

 

 

16,308

 

285

 

16,593

Total Revenues

$

629,950

$

16,308

$

285

$

646,543

 

Unaudited

 

Three Months Ended

 

December 31, 2020

 

Progressive Leasing

Vive

Other

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

594,017

$

$

$

594,017

Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable

 

 

11,635

 

 

11,635

Total Revenues

$

594,017

$

11,635

$

$

605,652

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

December 31, 2021

 

Progressive Leasing

Vive

Other

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

2,619,005

$

$

$

2,619,005

Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable

 

 

58,462

 

453

 

58,915

Total Revenues

$

2,619,005

$

58,462

$

453

$

2,677,920

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

December 31, 2020

 

Progressive Leasing

Vive

Other

Consolidated Total

Lease Revenues and Fees

$

2,443,405

$

$

$

2,443,405

Interest and Fees on Loans Receivable

 

 

41,190

 

 

41,190

Total Revenues

$

2,443,405

$

41,190

$

$

2,484,595

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:

Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations, non-GAAP diluted earnings from continuing operations per share, and adjusted EBITDA are supplemental measures of our performance that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations and non-GAAP diluted earnings from continuing operations per share for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and the Company's full year 2022 outlook, exclude intangible amortization expense, acquisition related transaction costs, and accrued interest on an uncertain tax position related to Progressive Leasing's $175 million settlement with the FTC in 2020. Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations and non-GAAP diluted earnings from continuing operations per share for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 exclude intangible amortization expense, restructuring expenses, separation related charges from our spin-off of Aaron's Business, insurance recoveries for legal and regulatory fees incurred related to Progressive Leasing's 2020 FTC settlement, and income tax benefits from our revaluation of net operating loss carrybacks resulting from the CARES Act. The amounts for these after-tax non-GAAP adjustments, which are tax effected using our statutory tax rate, can be found in the reconciliation of net earnings from continuing operations and earnings from continuing operations per share assuming dilution to non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations and earnings from continuing operations per share assuming dilution table in this press release.

The Adjusted EBITDA figures presented in this press release are calculated as the Company’s earnings from continuing operations before interest expense, net, depreciation on property, plant and equipment, amortization of intangible assets and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 also excludes stock-based compensation expense, restructuring expenses, acquisition related transaction costs, separation related charges from our spin-off of Aaron's Business, and insurance recoveries for legal and regulatory fees incurred related to Progressive Leasing's 2020 FTC settlement. The amounts for these pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments can be found in the three and twelve-month segment EBITDA tables in this press release. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company's full year 2022 outlook is calculated as projected earnings before interest expense, interest income, depreciation on property, plant and equipment, amortization of intangible assets, income taxes, and stock-based compensation.

Management believes that non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations, non-GAAP diluted earnings from continuing operations per share, and adjusted EBITDA provide relevant and useful information, and are widely used by analysts, investors and competitors in our industry as well as by our management in assessing both consolidated and business unit performance.

Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations, non-GAAP diluted earnings from continuing operations, and adjusted EBITDA provide management and investors with an understanding of the results from the primary operations of our business by excluding the effects of certain items that generally arose from larger, one-time transactions that are not reflective of the ordinary earnings activity of our operations or transactions that have variability and volatility of the amount. We believe the exclusion of stock-based compensation expense provides for a better comparison of our operating results with our peer companies as the calculations of stock-based compensation vary from period to period and company to company due to different valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types. This measure may be useful to an investor in evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business.

Adjusted EBITDA also provides management and investors with an understanding of one aspect of earnings before the impact of investing and financing charges and income taxes. These measures may be useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance because the measures:

  • Are widely used by investors to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such measure, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods, book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired, among other factors.
  • Are used by rating agencies, lenders and other parties to evaluate our creditworthiness.
  • Are used by our management for various purposes, including as a measure of performance of our operating entities and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting.

Non-GAAP financial measures, however, should not be used as a substitute for, or considered superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as the Company’s GAAP basis net earnings from continuing operations and diluted earnings from continuing operations per share and the GAAP revenues and earnings from continuing operations before income taxes of the Company’s segments, which are also presented in the press release. Further, we caution investors that amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations, non-GAAP diluted earnings from continuing operations per share, and adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies and analysts calculate these measures in the same manner.

PROG Holdings Inc.

Reconciliation of Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution from Continuing Operations to Non-GAAP Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution from Continuing Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

 

Mar 31,

Jun 30,

Sept 30,

Dec 31,

Dec 31,

 

 

2021

 

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

$

79,488

 

$

68,837

 

$

57,413

 

$

37,819

 

$

243,557

 

Add: Intangible Amortization Expense

 

5,421

 

 

5,421

 

 

5,723

 

 

5,724

 

 

22,289

 

Add: Transaction Expense

 

 

 

561

 

 

 

 

 

 

561

 

Less: Tax Impact of Adjustments(1)

 

(1,409

)

 

(1,555

)

 

(1,488

)

 

(1,488

)

 

(5,940

)

Add: Accrued Interest on FTC Settlement Uncertain Tax Position

 

 

 

 

 

1,040

 

 

350

 

 

1,390

 

Non-GAAP Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

$

83,500

 

$

73,264

 

$

62,688

 

$

42,405

 

$

261,857

 

Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share Assuming Dilution

$

1.16

 

$

1.02

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.59

 

$

3.67

 

Add: Intangible Amortization Expense

 

0.08

 

 

0.08

 

 

0.09

 

 

0.09

 

 

0.34

 

Add: Transaction Expense

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

Less: Tax Impact of Adjustments(1)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.09

)

Add: Accrued Interest on FTC Settlement Uncertain Tax Position

 

 

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.01

 

 

0.02

 

Non-GAAP Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share Assuming Dilution(2)

$

1.22

 

$

1.09

 

$

0.94

 

$

0.67

 

$

3.94

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution

 

68,260

 

 

67,329

 

 

66,385

 

 

63,739

 

 

66,416

 

(1)

Adjustments are tax-effected using an assumed statutory tax rate of 26.0%.

(2)

In some cases, the sum of individual EPS amounts may not equal total non-GAAP EPS calculations due to rounding.

PROG Holdings Inc.

Reconciliation of Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution from Continuing Operations to Non-GAAP Net Earnings and Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution from Continuing Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

 

Mar 31,

Jun 30,

Sept 30,

Dec 31,

Dec 31,

 

 

2020

 

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

$

57,682

 

$

58,997

 

$

74,643

 

$

42,305

 

$

233,627

 

Add: Intangible Amortization Expense

 

5,566

 

 

5,566

 

 

5,565

 

 

5,444

 

 

22,141

 

Add: Separation Costs

 

 

 

 

 

2,443

 

 

2,293

 

 

4,736

 

Add: Separation Costs - Executive Stock Compensation Acceleration(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13,217

 

 

13,217

 

Less: Legal and Regulatory Insurance Recoveries

 

 

 

 

 

(835

)

 

 

 

(835

)

Add: Restructuring Expense

 

 

 

238

 

 

 

 

 

 

238

 

Less: Tax Impact of Adjustments(1)

 

(1,447

)

 

(1,509

)

 

(1,865

)

 

(2,012

)

 

(6,833

)

Less: NOL Carryback Revaluation

 

(34,190

)

 

(1,350

)

 

 

 

 

 

(35,540

)

Add: Valuation Allowance on Foreign Tax Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,034

 

 

4,034

 

Non-GAAP Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

$

27,611

 

$

61,942

 

$

79,951

 

$

65,281

 

$

234,785

 

Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share Assuming Dilution

$

0.85

 

$

0.87

 

$

1.10

 

$

0.62

 

$

3.43

 

Add: Intangible Amortization Expense

 

0.08

 

 

0.08

 

 

0.08

 

 

0.08

 

 

0.33

 

Add: Separation Costs

 

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.03

 

 

0.07

 

Add: Separation Costs - Executive Stock Compensation Acceleration(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.19

 

 

0.19

 

Less: Legal and Regulatory Insurance Recoveries

 

 

 

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

(0.01

)

Add: Restructuring Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Tax Impact of Adjustments(1)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.03

)

 

(0.03

)

 

(0.10

)

Less: NOL Carryback Revaluation

 

(0.50

)

 

(0.02

)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.52

)

Add: Valuation Allowance on Foreign Tax Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

0.06

 

Non-GAAP Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share Assuming Dilution(2)

$

0.41

 

$

0.92

 

$

1.17

 

$

0.95

 

$

3.45

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution

 

67,864

 

 

67,523

 

 

68,155

 

 

68,537

 

 

68,022

(1)

Adjustments are tax-effected using an assumed statutory tax rate of 26.0%, except for the separation costs related to executive stock compensation acceleration which did not result in a current or deferred tax benefit.

(2)

In some cases, the sum of individual EPS amounts may not equal total non-GAAP EPS calculations due to rounding.

PROG Holdings Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Quarterly Segment EBITDA

(In thousands)

 

Unaudited

 

Three Months Ended

 

December 31, 2021

 

Progressive Leasing

Vive

Other

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

 

 

$

37,819

Income Taxes(1)

 

 

 

 

15,038

Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

$

50,998

$

8,092

$

(6,233

)

 

52,857

Interest Expense

 

3,788

 

143

 

 

 

3,931

Depreciation

 

2,825

 

224

 

29

 

 

3,078

Amortization

 

5,421

 

 

303

 

 

5,724

EBITDA

 

63,032

 

8,459

 

(5,901

)

 

65,590

Stock-Based Compensation

 

3,327

 

78

 

3,141

 

 

6,546

Adjusted EBITDA

$

66,359

$

8,537

$

(2,760

)

$

72,136

(1)

Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by Company Segment.

 

Unaudited

 

Three Months Ended

 

December 31, 2020

 

Progressive Leasing

Vive

Unallocated
Corporate Expenses

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

 

 

$

42,305

Income Taxes(1)

 

 

 

 

24,034

Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

$

88,134

$

(3,307

)

$

(18,488

)

 

66,339

Interest Expense

 

187

 

 

 

 

 

187

Depreciation

 

2,356

 

192

 

 

 

 

2,548

Amortization

 

5,421

 

23

 

 

 

 

5,444

EBITDA

 

96,098

 

(3,092

)

 

(18,488

)

 

74,518

Stock-Based Compensation

 

3,518

 

46

 

 

1,007

 

 

4,571

Separation Costs

 

572

 

 

 

14,938

 

 

15,510

Adjusted EBITDA

$

100,188

$

(3,046

)

$

(2,543

)

$

94,599

(1)

Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by Company Segment.

PROG Holdings Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Twelve Month Segment EBITDA

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

December 31, 2021

 

Progressive Leasing

 

Vive

 

Other

 

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

 

 

$

243,557

Income Taxes(1)

 

 

 

 

84,647

Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

$

319,126

$

20,223

$

(11,145

)

 

328,204

Interest Expense

 

4,850

 

473

 

 

 

5,323

Depreciation

 

10,078

 

849

 

42

 

 

10,969

Amortization

 

21,684

 

 

605

 

 

22,289

EBITDA

 

355,738

 

21,545

 

(10,498

)

 

366,785

Stock-Based Compensation

 

14,919

 

287

 

6,143

 

 

21,349

Transaction Expense

 

561

 

 

 

 

561

Adjusted EBITDA

$

371,218

$

21,832

$

(4,355

)

$

388,695

(1)

Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by Company Segment.

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

December 31, 2020

 

Progressive Leasing

Vive

Unallocated
Corporate Expenses

Consolidated Total

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

 

 

$

233,627

 

Income Taxes(1)

 

 

 

 

37,949

 

Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

$

320,636

 

$

(11,180

)

$

(37,880

)

 

271,576

 

Interest Expense

 

187

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

Depreciation

 

8,864

 

 

815

 

 

 

 

9,679

 

Amortization

 

21,683

 

 

458

 

 

 

 

22,141

 

EBITDA

 

351,370

 

 

(9,907

)

 

(37,880

)

 

303,583

 

Insurance Recoveries Related to Legal and Regulatory Expenses

 

(835

)

 

 

 

 

 

(835

)

Stock-Based Compensation

 

12,455

 

 

367

 

 

7,581

 

 

20,403

 

Restructuring Expenses, Net

 

 

 

 

 

238

 

 

238

 

Separation Costs

 

2,337

 

 

 

 

15,616

 

 

17,953

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

365,327

 

$

(9,540

)

$

(14,445

)

$

341,342

 

(1)

Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by Company Segment.

PROG Holdings Inc.

Gross Merchandise Volume by Quarter
(In thousands)

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

Mar 31,

Jun 30,

Sept 30,

Dec 31,

 

Dec 31,

 

2021

Progressive Leasing

$

510,046

$

505,971

$

493,277

$

634,654

 

$

2,143,948

Vive

 

55,898

 

51,701

 

49,085

 

42,455

 

 

199,139

Other

 

 

 

2,655

 

5,996

 

 

8,651

Total

$

565,944

$

557,672

$

545,017

$

683,105

 

$

2,351,738

 
 
 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

Mar 31,

Jun 30,

Sept 30,

Dec 31,

 

Dec 31,

 

2020

Progressive Leasing

$

462,025

$

404,018

$

448,843

$

536,422

 

$

1,851,308

Vive

 

25,376

 

21,536

 

37,883

 

45,956

 

 

130,751

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$

487,401

$

425,554

$

486,726

$

582,378

 

$

1,982,059

Reconciliation of Full Year 2022 Outlook for Adjusted EBITDA

(In thousands)

 

Full Year 2022 Ranges

 

Progressive Leasing

 

Vive

 

Other

 

Consolidated Total

Estimated Net Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

$165,000 - $189,000

Taxes(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

60,000 - 66,000

Projected Earnings (Loss) Before Taxes

$245,000 - $263,000

 

$9,000 - $13,000

 

$(29,000) - $(21,000)

 

$225,000 - $255,000

Interest Expense

37,000

 

 

 

37,000

Depreciation

10,000

 

1,000

 

 

11,000

Amortization

21,000

 

 

1,000

 

22,000

Projected EBITDA

313,000 - 331,000

 

10,000 - 14,000

 

(28,000) - (20,000)

 

295,000 - 325,000

Stock-Based Compensation

17,000 - 19,000

 

0 - 1,000

 

5,000 - 8,000

 

25,000

Projected Adjusted EBITDA

$330,000 - $350,000

 

$10,000 - $15,000

 

$(20,000) - $(15,000)

 

$320,000 - $350,000

(1)

Taxes are calculated on a consolidated basis and are not identifiable by Company segments.

Reconciliation of Full Year 2022 Outlook for Earnings Per Share

Assuming Dilution to Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution

 

Full Year 2022 Range

 

Low

High

Projected Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution

$

2.90

$

3.35

Add: Projected Intangible Amortization Expense

 

0.31

 

0.31

Add: Projected Interest on FTC Settlement Uncertain Tax Position

 

0.04

 

0.04

Projected Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Assuming Dilution

$

3.25

$

3.70

 

Investor Contact
John Baugh, CFA
Vice President, Investor Relations
john.baugh@progleasing.com

Media Contact
Mark Delcorps
Director, Corporate Communications
media@progleasing.com

Source: PROG Holdings, Inc.

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