Affirm Reports Fiscal Year 2021 Third Quarter Results
Exceeds Third Quarter Financial Outlook and Raises Outlook for Fiscal Year 2021
Accelerates Year-Over-Year Gross Merchandise Volume Growth to 83%
Activates Shop Pay Installments for More Than 10,000 Shopify Merchants as of Today
SAN FRANCISCO – May 10, 2021 – Affirm Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFRM) (“Affirm” or the "Company”), the payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2021 third quarter ended March 31, 2021.
"Affirm’s strong third quarter results reflect continued progress toward building the most valuable and transparent financial network for consumers and merchants," said Max Levchin, founder and CEO of Affirm. "During the period, we more than doubled the number of merchants on our platform, accelerated GMV growth to 83%, and increased active consumers by 60% year-over-year."
Levchin continued, "We are seeing strong momentum in our business as we advance our growth strategy. In recent weeks, we have activated Shop Pay Installments powered by Affirm for more than 10,000 Shopify merchants. We expect this number to significantly increase as we move towards general availability in June. Looking ahead, we believe the strengthening health of the consumer, Affirm’s deep and diverse merchant partnerships, and our unrivaled technology will position us to capture a substantial share of our expanding market opportunities. We are just getting started and we look forward to demonstrating the full power of Affirm as the economy continues to reopen.”
Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Highlights:
•Gross merchandise volume ("GMV") for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $2.3 billion, an increase of 83%, or 100% excluding Peloton, compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020
•Active merchants more than doubled to nearly 12,000 from March 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021
•Active consumers grew 60% to 5.4 million from March 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021
•Transactions per active consumer were approximately 2.3 as of March 31, 2021, an increase of 10% when compared to March 31, 2020
Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Highlights:1
•Total revenue was $230.7 million, a 67% increase when compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020, driven primarily by increases in network revenue and interest income, related to growth in GMV and loans held for investment, respectively. Total revenue includes a $3.5 million reduction to revenue recorded in relation to the estimated financial impact of Peloton's voluntary recall of its Tread+ and Tread products
•Total revenue less transaction costs1 was $133.7 million, compared to $(9.3) million in the third quarter of fiscal 2020, primarily as a result of the strong revenue growth; third quarter of fiscal 2021 transaction costs included an $83.3 million year-over-year decrease in provision for credit losses driven by an improved credit outlook
•Operating loss was $169.5 million compared to $81.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2020, and includes a $131.8 million increase in stock-based compensation following our January 2021 initial public offering
•Adjusted operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $4.9 million, compared to the adjusted operating loss of $70.7 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2020
1 Information about Affirm's use of non-GAAP financial measures is provided under "Key Operating Metrics, Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Supplemental Performance Indicators" and "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below, and reconciliations of GAAP results to non-GAAP results are provided in the tables at the end of this press release.
The following information was filed by Affirm Holdings, Inc. (AFRM) on Monday, May 10, 2021 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.