As we have done for the last several months, today we are sharing performance data for the Prosper portfolio for September 2016. These updates are intended to give our investors important insights into the trends we are seeing, including as it relates to overall performance and estimated returns.
While estimated returns on September 2016 production remained just above 7%*, the estimated returns show a 14 basis point drop from August production. We believe the factors that contributed to this change were 1) a slightly lower percentage of five year loans that were originated in the period; and 2) a higher percentage of B and above loan grades in the period.
As shown in the update, FICO remains approximately 10 points higher than FICO from early 2016, which we believe reflects a continued increase in loss-conservatism. In addition, Coupon to FICO (price to risk) at 1.03 is the highest it has been since 2013, which we believe reflects increased conservatism and pricing in the book.
Additional highlights from the September update include:
- The prepayment rate for Q1 2016 and Q2 2016 originations has increased on a vintage basis, which we believe is the result of higher pricing and increased conservatism that was introduced during the first half of 2016.
- The Q2 2015 delinquency trend appears to be improving. We believe the trend in early delinquency for the Q4 2015 vintage is a byproduct of borrowers increasingly selecting manual pay vs. automatic monthly ACH and we expect this trend to continue to impact early delinquency throughout the remainder of 2016.
- All delinquency and loss patterns since 2013 remain below the loss and delinquency levels experienced in 2012. We believe the lower level of risk is attributable to changes made to the credit risk program at the end of 2012.
- Cumulative gross charge-offs continue to trend above 2013 levels, which we believe is a result of the overall consumer credit environment, which is improving at a slower pace than it had throughout 2013-2014.
More portfolio insights and key charts can be found in the full report.
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