Why the Prospa (ASX:PGL) share price has surged 7%

The Prospa Group Limited (ASX: PGL) share price has lept out of the gate this morning after a strong quarterly trading update.
The post Why the Prospa (ASX:PGL) share price has surged 7% appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

A happy smiling kid points his fingers up, indicating a rising share price

The Prospa Group Ltd (ASX: PGL) share price has shot higher at the open on Friday. Shares in the Aussie financials group are up 7.06% to $0.91 per share after the company’s latest quarterly update.

Why is the Prospa share price shooting higher?

Prospa reported total originations returning to their pre-COVID levels faster than anticipated. That includes a third quarter (Q3 2021) origination of $121.0 million, marginally higher than the $122.2 million posted in the December quarter. Originations also jumped 20% compared to the December second quarter figures of $100.7 million.

Prospa reported “strong month on month growth” in originations with $30.8 million, $39.9 million and $50.3 million in January, February and March, respectively. 81% of originations were small business loans with a further 19% in its Line of Credit product.

The Prospa share price has shot higher on the news with investors bullish on the latest update. Prospa said its New Zealand business continues to perform well including 11% quarter on quarter originations growth.

Average Gross Loans increased to $354 million in the quarter with an annualised yield stable for the financial year to date of 32%. Total revenue before transactions costs edged 3% higher to $28.5 million, up from $27.7 million in the December quarter. The company said that signals a “post-COVID turnaround point” for the business.

Prospa CEO Greg Mosahl said, “Prospa has seen better than anticipated growth in originations, driven by stronger economic confidence and investment within the SME sector”. “It is particularly encouraging to see such high levels of activity in the March quarter considering this is typically a quieter period than the busy December holiday season”, he added.

The Prospa share price has left 7.06% at the time of writing to $0.91 per share. That means the company now boasts a $138.8 million market capitalisation after this morning’s move.

The All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) has edged 0.2% lower this morning in a soft start to the trading day.

Where to invest $1,000 right now

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes are the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they are great buys right now.

See The 5 Stocks

*Returns as of February 15th 2021

More reading

Motley Fool contributor Ken Hall has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

The post Why the Prospa (ASX:PGL) share price has surged 7% appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;

To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.

An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;

Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;

Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!