DALLAS, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) (“SC” or the “Company”) today announced net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 (“Q1 2021”) of $742 million, or $2.42 per diluted common share.
On April 27, 2021, Santander Holdings USA, Inc. received an exception to the extended interim policy (the “Interim Policy”) from the Federal Reserve. As a result, the SC Board of Directors will consider declaring a dividend during the second quarter 2021.
“Our first quarter results demonstrate the strength of our business model and our people, supported by unprecedented government assistance, resilient consumers and the continued outperformance of the auto industry. All these factors led to record first quarter results, including $742 million in net income, $8.6 billion in loan and lease originations and continued improvement in key credit indicators. We remain dedicated to supporting all of our dealers, our OEM partner, Stellantis, and our customers and employees as we manage through the economic recovery,” said Mahesh Aditya, SC President and CEO.
Fahmi Karam, SC Chief Financial Officer, added, “Our first quarter earnings are a result of disciplined underwriting and risk management before and during the pandemic, strong market share across our dealers, low losses and record used car prices. The quarter was also highlighted by more than $7.0 billion of funding through a series of on and off-balance sheet transactions which will lead to a more efficient balance sheet. We sold our held for sale, unsecured personal loan portfolio, and entered into a forward flow agreement to fund future receivables. We also added approximately $2.5 billion to our serviced for others portfolio, driven by prime loan sales to third parties. Our liquidity and capital levels remain robust, and position the company to continue to manage the remaining uncertainty in the economy, while also driving shareholder value.”
Strategic Highlights & Balance Sheet Optimization
Termination of the Federal Reserve Written Agreement dated March 21, 2017Declared and paid a $0.22 ordinary dividend and a $0.22 special dividend in March 2021Sold ~$1.3 billion held for sale, personal loan portfolio as well as entered into a forward flow