Triad Financial Services Parent Company ECN Hits New High, New COVID19 Details, plus, Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

DowJones1.052021ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotTranscript Daily, and other sources, noted that ECN Capital (TO:ECN) hit a new 1 year high on 1.4.2021. That was on a day when other stocks in the manufactured housing industry connected basket of firms below slid, Triad Financial Services connected ECN capital rose.

The company traded as high as C$6.64 and last traded at C$6.52, with a volume of 20562 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$6.47,” per Transcript Daily.

ECN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Cormark lifted their price target on shares of ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) from C$7.00 to C$8.00 in a report on Thursday, November 12th. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) from C$7.00 to C$7.50 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 12th. National Bank Financial upped their price target on ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) from C$6.00 to C$7.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 12th. TD Securities lifted their price objective on ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) from C$6.50 to C$7.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 12th. Finally, Raymond James increased their target price on shares of ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) from C$6.75 to C$7.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 12th.”

Per that same source,

  • “The stock has a market cap of C$1.54 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of -647.00. The company has a current ratio of 3.86, a quick ratio of 2.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 69.33. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of C$6.12 and a 200-day simple moving average of C$5.20.


  • ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) (TSE:ECN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 11th. The company reported C$0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of C$0.12 by C$0.01. The firm had revenue of C$92.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$89.37 million. On average, equities analysts predict that ECN Capital Corp. will post 0.4807373 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.


  • The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, December 31st were issued a $0.025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 14th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.58%. ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO)’s dividend payout ratio is currently -737.48%.”


ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) Company Profile

ECN Capital Corp. originates, manages, and advises on prime consumer credit portfolios primarily in the United States. The company operates through Service Finance-Home Improvement Loans; KG – Consumer Credit Card Portfolios and Related Financial Products; and Triad Financial Services – Manufactured Home Loans segments.”  As the featured image graphic below reflects, the firm has been in business since 1959.

The Yahoo Finance’s 1 year graphic shown below reflects much the same overview.




That makes for a good opportunity to make tonight’s featured focus a more specific look at Triad Financial Services (TFS), based upon official sources. New reader? The featured focus will follow the left-right headlines, and two of our three market summary graphics at the closing bell. The manufactured home industry connected stocks-at-a-glance graphic information follows the featured focus and related reports.


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Triad Financial Services reported the following results, via ECN Capital’s investor relations slides linked below.

Adjusted operating income before tax in Q3 of $8.9 million; up ~15% Y/Y

  • Q3 Originations up ~18%
  • Triad continues add and diversify funding Partners
  • 12 new partners added YTD with full servicing
  • Fannie Mae approved for land/home
  • Triad’s first Insurance funding partner signed
  • Fully funded for 2021
  • HFT assets increased due to loans originated on behalf of partners under portfolio sale agreements
  • $10 million portfolio sold after quarter end
  • Expect ~$20 million HFT assets at year-end following additional sales in Q4
  • Floorplan (FP) at ~$116 million at Q3
  • FP 30+ Delinquencies 0.4%; losses 0%
  • FP realized yield of ~8.5% in Q3


Program Overview

Approvals accelerated through the quarter – increases confidence in forward originations

  • High margin core program approvals +51% in Q3 driving overall growth
  • Expanded land home program approvals averaging ~$22 million per month; on pace for $150 – $200 million of originations in 2021
  • Originations benefiting from increased approvals and expanded product offerings
  • Delivered on Investor Day goal for expanded land home program
  • Backlog of fully completed loans awaiting home completion has doubled YoY to $76 million at quarter end




Perhaps one of the most interesting points in the era of COVID19 is the following snapshot.

Portfolio Credit Trends

On behalf of bank partners, Triad implemented short-term payment deferment plans beginning in March
• Typically a 2-3 month extension, which is added to the end of the loan
• Total deferments not making payments peaked at 1.2% of balances and have fallen to 0.0% in Sep

  • 30+ day delinquency slightly elevated due to Covid-19 but within operating ranges
  • No change in loan losses





The complete ECN slide deck is found at this link here.

Additional information on 2020 COVID19 era performance in manufactured housing are found in the reports that follow.


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