DGAP-News: Eleving Group S.A.
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Record profitability as a result of steady operational and financial performance
OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HIGHLIGHTS
While keeping our focus on the existing geographies, Eleving Group also launched a variety of new products. From subscription and rental services in the Baltics to long term credit line solutions in Moldova. The successful launch of these products shows the company's ability to meet the changing customer needs and will play an important role in strengthening the Group's leading market position in the future. Throughout the year, we recorded strong quarter-on-quarter growth in the productive lending operations in Africa. By providing local entrepreneurs with affordable access to owning a moto-taxi we have created thousands of jobs and improved the drivers' income.
During the last year, Eleving Group has laid a firm foundation for sustainable operations following ESG principles, and we are proud of the tangible results achieved across multiple social and environmental initiatives. Going forward, we aim to incorporate more and more sustainability-focused products into our business and focus on improving our non-financial reporting practices."
Maris Kreics, CFO of Eleving Group: "2021 marks the best year in Eleving Group's 9-year history since inception in 2012. The following achievements across three main areas are worthy of mention.
First, the Group's operational excellence and healthy balance sheet. Both have been forged by the Group's adjusted EBITDA of EUR 58.9 million, exceeding the previous year's result 1.6 times.
Second, in 2021, the Group refinanced all of its bond liabilities by issuing new Latvian bonds in the amount of EUR 30 million and refinancing previous Eurobonds with a new senior secured bond simultaneously raising more capital, which resulted in a new EUR 150 million Eurobond with maturity in 2026. Year 2021 was closed with the issuance of subordinated bonds worth EUR 25 million, which enjoys the equity credit from the rating agency's perspective. It is worth mentioning that the extraordinary fundraising year left a non-recurring refinancing expense of EUR 5.7 m in the Profit and Loss statement that we consider money well spent.
Third, we have spent a considerable amount of time optimizing our balance sheet; as a result, we have either divested or written off several of our rundown markets freeing up resources for the active ones. This repositioning took a one-time toll on our Profit and Loss statement in the amount of EUR 4.5 million as an extraordinary expense. We have also been successful at monetizing a number of receivables on our balance sheet ahead of time, reinvesting them in productive assets-our net loan portfolio, which now stands at EUR 244.7 million.
To conclude, a one-time extraordinary expense of more than EUR 10 million has not affected the profitability of the Group, which has achieved EUR 9.3 million of total comprehensive income in 2021, thus positioning itself for an operational and financial uplift in 2022."
The full unaudited report for the twelve months ended 31 December 2021 is available under: https://eleving.com/investors/
Conference Call: A conference call in English with the Group's management team to discuss the results is scheduled for 15 February 2022 at 15:00 CET.
Please register: http://emea.directeventreg.com/registration/8954344
Contact: Eleving Group
Maris Kreics, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
About Eleving Group
Eleving Group comprises a number of financial technology companies with a global presence. The Group operates in the vehicle and consumer finance segments in 3 continents, providing financial inclusion and disruptively changing financial services industries in its countries of operation. Founded in 2012 in Latvia, the Group has revolutionized the way people purchase cars. Having expanded all across the Baltics within its first year in business, the Group continued expansion in the following years, servicing a total of 14 active markets.
With its headquarters in Latvia, the Group operates in the Baltics, Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Africa.
For two consecutive years since 2020, the Group has appeared on the Financial Times list of Europe's 1000 fastest growing companies.
Read more: www.eleving.com
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