Green Dot Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results
November 04, 2020 at 16:05 PM EST
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
“Green Dot posted strong third quarter results, which we attribute to increased demand for our consumer and BaaS offerings,” said Dan Henry, CEO. “We remained focused on unlocking new opportunities and capitalizing on the accelerated shift to digital banking and payments, further reinforcing our commitment to making modern banking and money movement accessible for all.”
GAAP financial results for the third quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2019:
Non-GAAP financial results for the third quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2019:1
The following table shows Green Dot's quarterly key business metrics for each of the last seven calendar quarters. Please refer to Green Dot’s latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a description of the key business metrics.
“Overall, Green Dot had strong financial results in the quarter. The momentum we saw in Q2 from stimulus funds, extended tax season, unemployment benefits and new users on the platform carried into Q3. We are pleased that the scale of our platform and our market reach puts us in a position to benefit from the accelerated adoption of digital payments,” said Jess Unruh, interim CFO.
2020 Financial Guidance
Green Dot has reinstated its outlook for 2020. Green Dot’s outlook is based on a number of assumptions that management believes are reasonable at the time of this earnings release. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in Green Dot's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Total Non-GAAP Operating Revenues2
The components of Green Dot's non-GAAP EPS 2 guidance range are as follows:
Business Update Related to COVID-19
Green Dot has taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees and continued service to our customers and partners, while at the same time seeking to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our financial condition and results of operations.
Employees and business continuity plan
Over the course of the first quarter in 2020, Green Dot enacted business continuity plans in Shanghai, China and across the United States, mandated that its employees work from home, required contractors to work remotely and implemented strict travel restrictions. Green Dot's employees have been successful in maintaining its operations in a remote work environment and its offices in China reopened in the second quarter consistent with local guidelines. Green Dot experienced disruption in staffing levels at its third-party call centers across the globe during March and second quarter of 2020, but has since restored these staffing levels and continues to work with its partners to monitor business operations as conditions change.
Trends in key metrics and revenue
Overall, the year-over-year trends in Green Dot's key metrics and revenues in January and February were strong and then exhibited a marked slowdown in late March and early April as the impact of COVID-19 intensified. As the second quarter of 2020 progressed, key metrics and revenue improved as new and existing customers utilized Green Dot's platform to receive stimulus funds and unemployment benefits and a fundamental shift in consumer behavior towards electronic payments has created higher demand and usage of our products and services during the third quarter. While Green Dot expects to continue to benefit from the accelerated adoption of digital payments, it expects its key metrics to normalize throughout the fourth quarter of 2020 as stimulus funds roll-off and the enhanced federal unemployment benefits expire.
The extent of the impacts from these conditions remains uncertain and dependent on various factors, including the continued severity and transmission rate of the virus, the nature of and duration for which the preventative measures remain in place, the extent and effectiveness of containment and mitigation actions, the type of additional stimulus measures and other policy responses that the U.S. government may further adopt, and the impact of these and other factors on Green Dot's employees, customers, retail distributors, partners and vendors.
Impacts on interest income, cost structure and liquidity
In March 2020, the Federal Reserve announced reductions in short-term interest rates that have lowered the yields on Green Dot's cash and investment balances and therefore, Green Dot expects a reduction in the amount of interest income it earns for the remainder of the year.
As a result of these conditions since the beginning of this pandemic, Green Dot has experienced and may continue to experience increased costs, including higher call center costs and disputed transaction losses. While Green Dot has implemented cost-saving measures to offset increased costs and are otherwise working to mitigate the conditions driving our higher costs, the conditions caused by the pandemic could continue to adversely affect Green Dot's business, results of operations, and financial condition in future periods.
Green Dot has taken steps to strengthen its liquidity position and ensure it has ample flexibility to pursue strategic priorities, including strictly managing our enterprise-wide headcount and delaying or reducing non-critical projects. Green Dot has $100 million available under its revolving credit facility should it need additional liquidity in the short-term.
Green Dot will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2020 financial results today at 5:00 p.m. ET. Hosting the call will be Dan Henry, Chief Executive Officer, and Jess Unruh, interim Chief Financial Officer. The conference call can be accessed live from Green Dot's investor relations website at http://ir.greendot.com/. A replay of the webcast will be available at the same website following the call. The replay will be available until Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
This earnings release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, among other things, statements in the quotes of its executive officers, our 2020 financial guidance, the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and other future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements contained in this earnings release, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those projected include, among other things, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Green Dot’s business, results of operations and financial condition, the effectiveness of Green Dot’s measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including with respect to stimulus funds and unemployment benefits, shifts in consumer behavior towards electronic payments, the impact of the results of the U.S. presidential election, the timing and impact of revenue growth activities, Green Dot's dependence on revenues derived from Walmart, impact of competition, Green Dot's reliance on retail distributors for the promotion of its products and services, demand for Green Dot's new and existing products and services, continued and improving returns from Green Dot's investments in new growth initiatives, potential difficulties in integrating operations of acquired entities and acquired technologies, Green Dot's ability to operate in a highly regulated environment, changes to existing laws or regulations affecting Green Dot's operating methods or economics, Green Dot's reliance on third-party vendors, changes in credit card association or other network rules or standards, changes in card association and debit network fees or products or interchange rates, instances of fraud developments in the prepaid financial services industry that impact prepaid debit card usage generally, business interruption or systems failure, and Green Dot's involvement in litigation or investigations. These and other risks are discussed in greater detail in Green Dot's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which are available on Green Dot's investor relations website at ir.greendot.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of November 4, 2020, and Green Dot assumes no obligation to update this information as a result of future events or developments.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement Green Dot's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), Green Dot uses measures of operating results that are adjusted to exclude, among other things, non-operating net interest income and expense; income tax benefit and expense; depreciation and amortization, including amortization of acquired intangibles; certain legal settlement charges; stock-based compensation and related employer payroll taxes; change in the fair value of contingent consideration; impairment charges; extraordinary severance and related restructuring expenses; gains or losses from equity method investments; realized gains or losses on the sale of investment securities; commissions and certain processing-related costs associated with BaaS products and services where Green Dot does not control customer acquisition; other charges and income; and income tax effects. This earnings release includes non-GAAP total operating revenues, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. These non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated or presented in accordance with, and are not alternatives or substitutes for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should be read only in conjunction with Green Dot's financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Green Dot's non-GAAP financial measures may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Green Dot believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding underlying trends in its consolidated financial condition and results of operations. Green Dot's management regularly uses these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate Green Dot's business and make operating decisions. For additional information regarding Green Dot's use of non-GAAP financial measures and the items excluded by Green Dot from one or more of its historic and projected non-GAAP financial measures, investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of Green Dot's historic and projected non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which are attached to this earnings release, and which can be found by clicking on “Financial Information” in the Investor Relations section of Green Dot's website at http://ir.greendot.com/.
About Green Dot
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) is a financial technology and registered bank holding company committed to transforming the way people and businesses manage and move money, and making financial wellbeing and empowerment more accessible for all.
Green Dot’s proprietary technology enables faster, more efficient electronic payments and money management, powering intuitive and seamless ways for people to spend, send, control and save their money. Through its retail and direct bank, Green Dot offers a broad set of financial products to consumers and businesses including debit, prepaid, checking, credit and payroll cards, as well as robust money processing services, tax refunds, cash deposits and disbursements. The company’s Banking as a Service (“BaaS”) platform enables a growing list of America’s most prominent consumer and technology companies to design and deploy their own customized banking and money movement solutions for customers and partners in the US and internationally.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Pasadena, CA, Green Dot has served more than 33 million customers directly, and now operates primarily as a “branchless bank” with more than 90,000 retail distribution locations nationwide. Green Dot Bank is a subsidiary of Green Dot Corporation and member of the FDIC. For more information about Green Dot’s products and services, please visit https://www.greendot.com.
Green Dot's operations are comprised of two reportable segments: 1) Account Services and 2) Processing and Settlement Services. The Account Services segment consists of revenues and expenses derived from Green Dot's deposit account programs, such as prepaid cards, debit cards, consumer and small business checking accounts, secured credit cards, payroll debit cards and gift cards. These deposit account programs are marketed under several of Green Dot's leading consumer brand names and under the brand names of Green Dot's Banking as a Service, or "BaaS," partners. The Processing and Settlement Services segment consists of revenues and expenses derived from Green Dot's products and services that specialize in facilitating the movement of cash on behalf of consumers and businesses, such as consumer cash processing services, wage disbursements and tax refund processing services. The Corporate and Other segment primarily consists of eliminations of intersegment revenues and expenses, unallocated corporate expenses, depreciation and amortization, and other costs that are not considered when management evaluates segment performance.