SAO PAULO–(BUSINESS THREAD)–Nu Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NU | B3: NUBR33), (“Nu” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest digital banking platforms, today released its financial results for the second quarter of 2022. The financial results s ‘expressed in US dollars and presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The full results release is available on the Company’s Investor Relations website at www.investors.nuas well as details of Nu’s earnings conference call today at 6:00 PM ET/7:00 PM BST.
“We had another very strong quarter, with growth and profitability in our core business. We posted record revenue and are making great strides to become a multi-product, multi-country platform. Our largest operation – Brazil – is now profitable, having registered. a net profit of US$13 million in the first half of 2022, driven by customer growth to 65 million and the ability to offer and sell new products. We are the fourth largest card player in the Brazil, almost a quarter of all PIX trades go through Nu accounts, and we are leaders in the direct digital investment space with 5 million active clients.We are diversifying and expanding into Crypto, Insurance, SME and Personal Loans .Going international, we are now the #1 issuer of new credit cards in both Mexico and Colombia, where we just received a license to continue our expansion,” said David Vélez, founder and CEO.
Q2’22 Snapshot of results
Here are the highlights of Nu Holdings Ltd.’s second quarter performance:
Highlights of operation:
Customer growth: Nu added 5.7 million customers during the quarter to reach a total of 65.3 million customers in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. This represents 57% year-on-year (YoY) growth, strengthening Nu’s position as one of the world’s largest digital banking platforms. Engagement and Activity Rates: Average revenue per active customer (ARPAC) expanded to $7.8, growing 105% on a currency-neutral basis (FXN)1. The activity rate reached a new all-time high, growing to 80%. Nu has become the primary bank for over 55% of monthly active customers who have been with Nu for over a year. Low Cost Operating Platform: The average monthly service cost per active customer reached $0.8, unchanged year-over-year and FXN. Asset quality: Leading indicators have remained stable and asset quality followed its post-pandemic normalization: Nu’s NPL 15-90 remained stable at 3.7%, while 90+ it came in at 4.1% in line with expectations.
Revenue: Q2’22 total revenue reached a new record high of $1.2 billion, up 230% year-over-year on an FXN basis, as Nu continues to effectively cross-sell and cross-sell its portfolio of financial products in expansion Gross profit: Totaled $363.5M in 2Q12, up 109% YoY FXN. The gross profit margin was 31% in 2Q’22. Adjusted net income3: Nu reported an adjusted net profit of $17 million in 2’22. Capital: As of June 30, 2022, Nu continued to demonstrate a strong capital position with NuFin’s adjusted capital reaching $3.9 billion, of which 79% was cash and cash equivalents. Liquidity: Nu reported an interest portfolio of $3.2 billion, while total deposits reached more than four times that value at $13.3 billion.
Customer base growth: Brazilian customers grew 51% year-on-year to 62.3 million, now representing 36% of the country’s adult population, with our SMB customer base growing 150% year-on-year, up to 2.0 million. This probably positions Nu as the fifth largest financial institution in Brazil in terms of number of clients. Purchase volume reached $20 billion in 2Q12, expanding FXN by 94% year-on-year, and placing Nu as the fourth largest card player in Brazil this quarter (in terms of purchase volume). Multi-product platform: During the quarter, the core products – Credit Cards, NuConta and Personal Loans – reached 29 million, 45 million and 4 million active customers, respectively. Insurance, launched last year, has reached over 700,000 active customers, NuInvest has reached over 5 million active customers, and NuCripto has reached 1 million customers in July 2022, just 3 weeks after launch . Profitability in Brazil: NuBrazil, the company’s core market, achieved an accounting net profit in 1H22 of US$13.0 million, a significant milestone. The profitability of our core products (credit cards, personal loans and NuConta) has allowed us to reinvest these gains in penetrating adjacent verticals in Brazil, while supporting our expansion in Mexico and Colombia. International expansion: In Mexico, our second largest market, Nu’s customer base grew more than 6x last year to 2.7 million. In Colombia we reached 314,000 customers. In both markets, we believe we are the #1 issuer of new credit cards in the country, and combined, these two countries added 700,000 unique customers, maintaining an NPS of around 90 in both markets.
1 Currency-neutral measures were calculated to present what those measures would have been in prior periods/years if exchange rates had remained stable from those prior periods/years to the date of the Company’s most recent financial information.
2 Activity rate is defined as monthly active customers divided by the total number of customers on a specific date.
3 Adjusted net income (loss) is a non-IFRS measure that is calculated using net income adjusted for expenses related to our stock-based compensation, as well as the tax effects applicable to those items. For more information, see the “Non-IFRS Financial Measures – Reconciliation to Adjusted Net Income” section of our financial statements.
Note on forward-looking statements and non-IFRS financial measures
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Nu is one of the largest digital banking platforms in the world, serving more than 65 million customers in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. As one of the world’s leading technology companies, Nu leverages proprietary technologies and innovative business practices to create new financial solutions and experiences for individuals and SMEs that are simple, intuitive, convenient, low-cost, empowering and human. Guided by the mission to fight complexity and empower people, Nu is fostering access to financial services throughout Latin America, connecting benefits and purpose to create value for its stakeholders and have a positive impact on communities to which it serves For more information, visit www.nubank.com.br