LendingClub (LC) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of ($0.03-0.01) for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of ($0.01). The company issued revenue guidance of $185-195 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $196.73 million.LendingClub also updated its FY 2019 guidance to EPS.

A number of research firms have recently commented on LC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded LendingClub from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 14th. Wedbush upgraded LendingClub from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the company from $3.75 to $5.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Maxim Group reiterated a buy rating and set a $4.50 target price on shares of LendingClub in a research report on Wednesday, February 20th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $4.88.

NYSE:LC opened at $3.00 on Friday. LendingClub has a fifty-two week low of $2.46 and a fifty-two week high of $4.55. The firm has a market cap of $1.31 billion, a P/E ratio of -42.86 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.27, a quick ratio of 3.93 and a current ratio of 4.88.

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The credit services provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03). LendingClub had a negative return on equity of 3.19% and a negative net margin of 16.31%. The company had revenue of $174.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $170.45 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.01 EPS. LendingClub’s quarterly revenue was up 15.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts forecast that LendingClub will post -0.04 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Mary G. Meeker sold 276,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.41, for a total transaction of $942,865.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Valerie Kay sold 9,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.10, for a total value of $29,450.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 241,851 shares in the company, valued at approximately $749,738.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,045,833 shares of company stock worth $3,517,237. Insiders own 4.20% of the company’s stock.

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About LendingClub

LendingClub Corporation operates an online lending marketplace platform that connects borrowers and investors in the United States. The company's marketplace facilitates various types of loan products for consumers and small businesses, including unsecured personal loans, unsecured education and patient installment loans, auto refinance loans, and small business loans.

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