LoanDepot Inc., a provider of consumer loans and real estate services, announced its results for the second quarter of this year, ending June 30, 2021. Although LoanDepot’s consumer-centric and diversified origination strategy has served them well. Valued a slight increase in market share year over year, origination volume and profit margins are still lower than last year.

The decline in profit margins is a result of industry overcapacity and increased competitive pressure, especially in the wholesale channel, according to the report. In the second quarter of 2021, the company’s retail channel accounted for $ 27.9 billion, or 81%, of our LoanDepot fixtures. However, the partner channel accounted for $ 6.6 billion, or just 19%, of LoanDepot’s loan origination.

LoanDepot Founder and CEO Anthony Hsieh said, “While our revenues were lower due to declining sales margins and rate foreclosure volume during this transition quarter, our investments and our Our commitment to our core business philosophy continues to fuel our momentum, especially as the industry becomes less fragmented and consumers rightly demand more robust and integrated products and services from their lender.

Rising interest rates led to a decline in the volume of refinancing transactions, but purchase transactions were up 31% from the first quarter, up 87% year-on-year. Nonetheless, the strong demand for purchase transactions is somewhat affected by the constraint on new and resale homes.

LoanDepot’s Retail and Partner strategies generated $ 10.4 billion in purchase loan origination and $ 24.1 billion in refinancing loan origination in the second quarter of 2021. Loan origination volume fell by 17 % from the first quarter of 2021, for a total of $ 34.5 billion, a decrease of $ 7 billion.

Quarterly total revenues were down 41% year-on-year, totaling $ 779.9 million, down $ 536.1 million from last year.

In addition, second quarter 2021 net income decreased to $ 26.3 million from $ 427.9 million in the prior quarter. This decrease is mainly due to the drop in the commercial margin and to an increase in fair value losses of management rights, net of hedging.

Going forward, LoanDepot will focus more on industry consolidation and expansion of ancillary products and services to generate additional revenue.

Hsieh said, “We will meet and exceed these demands with our just announced LoanDepot Grand Slam package, which will give homeowners access to real estate, mortgage, title and insurance services all within one. package for their real estate transaction, increasing ease, speed and peace of mind. , while reducing the overall cost to the customer.

“We can express that confidence,” continued Hsieh, “because our diversified channel strategy, which is the only large-scale model in the industry of its kind, and the proprietary mello-tech stack allow us to continuously reduce costs. and maximize operational elasticity, so that our loan manufacturing process is true to any given market environment… We are confident that we will continue to accelerate our growth, increase our market share and outperform over the long term. term.

Cost reduction initiatives were implemented at the end of the second quarter, but results will not be achieved until later in the year. LoanDepot’s technology-driven process allows them to adjust spending to changing market conditions and adjust the pipeline to balance operational capabilities.

“We have entered a period of transition and expect industry consolidation as some lenders may not be able to withstand headwinds as we are confident and excited for the future,” added Hsieh . “Eleven years ago, we set out to reshape the mortgage industry with a new digitally driven approach that would thrive in all market conditions. Therefore, despite the mortgage market transition, we continued to grow in the second quarter with significant increases in both market share and purchase loan origination. ”

For more information on LoanDepot’s second quarter results, please visit investors.loandepot.com/financials/sec-filings.