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loanDepot, Inc. (LDI) Stock Trends Higher Following Changes in Executive Leadership

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loanDepot, Inc. (LDI) stock prices were up by a marginal 1.15% shortly after market trading commenced on June 25th 2021, bringing the price per share up to USD$13.14 early on in the trading day.

Joint Venture

June 3rd 2021 saw the company announce an innovative new joint venture by the name of Farm Bureau Mortgage. As the second-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S, LDI is keen to collaborate with Farm Bureau Bank, with its member-base of more than 5 million. The joint venture will see the two finance giants work together to consolidate and expand their cumulative market footprint.

Farm Bank Bureau

The federally chartered Savings Bank, Farm Bank Bureau has its HQ in Nevada and offers a myriad of financial products and services, including, but not limited to, checking accounts, quto loans, credit cards, and business services. Having been in operation since 1999, the Bank has come to serve local Farm Bureaus and their members in a total of 45 states.

Dividend Payout

May 13th 2021 had seen the company announce a regular cash dividend of USD$0.08 oper share of its Class A common stock and Class D common stock. The dividend will be paid out on July 16th 2021 to investors who were stockholders of record as of the close of July 1st 2021.

Net Income Reports

Net income for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021 was reported at USD$427.9 million, down from the USD$547.2 million reported in the previous quarter. Adjusted net income was down to USD$319.4 million for the quarter, down from USD$375.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020. These quarter-over-quarter decreases were largely attributable to a decline in gain on sale margins and increases variable expenses arising from higher loan origination volume.

Solid Liquidity Position

As of March 31st 2021, the company reported USD$630.5 million in unrestricted cash and cash equivalent, a massive increase from their liquidity position as of December 31st 2020. This drastic increase is largely driven by the issuance of USD$600 million in senior notes, offset by USD$6 million as per the company’s existing operating agreement. AS per the same agreement, the company also dished out profit distributions in the amount of USD$160.3 million.

Future Outlook for LDI

Armed with a solid liquidity position and an exciting new joint venture, LDI is poised to continue its trajectory of success. Current and potential investors are hopeful that management will leverage the resources at their disposal to facilitate significant and sustained increases in shareholder value.

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