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Axos Financial (AX)

Participants
Johnny Lai CFA VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Greg Garrabrants Chief Executive Officer
Andy Micheletti Chief Financial Officer
Michael Perito KBW
Austin Nicholas Stephens
Brad Berning Craig Hallum
Steve Moss B. Riley FBR
Edward Hemmelgarn Shaker Investments
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Operator

Greetings and welcome to Axos Financial's First Quarter 2019 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Johnny Lai.

Johnny Lai

you. Thank everyone. afternoon, Good interest your in for Axos. Thanks

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Greg Garrabrants

for interest XXXX. fiscal net September quarter welcome XX, when of the to to you Johnny. quarter the ended for down XXXX Bank. XX the basis to million Good September XXXX. stockholders from in fiscal ended first and I'd per XX, Financial's and and XXXX XX, quarter for the diluted announced everyone share September quarter thank your was the us. $XX.X first fiscal September share quarter. September everyone million $XX.X for earned Axos ended conference the in I diluted Financial XX.XX% Axos Axos $X.XX Axos million quarter XX, the you, $X.XX like the joining compared XX, per $X.XX up ended you afternoon or in earned and Earnings XXXX record thank XXXX for XX, ended first ended for $XX.X compared quarter June million Axos' of points for the $XX per prior to income call Thank to share common attributable XXXX, diluted

the per and basis Excluding XX, expenses, earnings and for September non-GAAP and quarter year-over-year. ended on non-recurring respectively, XX.X% quarter earnings million the $XX.X quarter up linked X.X% share from XXXX. highlights loan of $XXX quarter a XX.X% include, fourth were and first the million, increased or by leases annualized ending $X.XX, adjusted for Other XXXX

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Andy Micheletti

Thanks, Greg.

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Johnny Lai

take Thanks, Andy. ready Dana, we're to questions.

Operator

comes question a of your the Perito from Instructions] conducting from you. [Operator question. Please with At first proceed question-and-answer this session. line time, Thank we’ll be Michael Our KBW.

Michael Perito

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Andy Micheletti

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Michael Perito

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Greg Garrabrants

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Michael Perito

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capital to deployment. Just couple around deposit maybe have like seems these year, curious though we with Share times. my the and end that near guys some you if still any Thanks there's guys as taking seen a of know, market, any, of room of there's between have some method next term repurchases back of to just the this capital done in for been I'm the transactions, here at volatility now it question. but something go we've curious you about of as think expectation maybe used a year you've you deployment.

Andy Micheletti

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Operator

line of Nicholas Our Stephens. proceed with next Austin the question. from Please your comes question from

Austin Nicholas

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Greg Garrabrants

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Austin Nicholas

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Andy Micheletti

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Austin Nicholas

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Greg Garrabrants

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Austin Nicholas

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Andy Micheletti

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Operator

from Our Craig Berning with Please your from Brad proceed next question Hallum. question.

Brad Berning

time this in do frame this. and reference the about you've I wanted bit you the how during you of announced fully all get an fully you from Can you that Greg, call, through more an a smoothed more guys, a When what good how think you is the talk efficiency acquisitions. XXXX asset when on sensitivity. about times of in little to afternoon, specific just kind get had few from congrats of acquisitions integrated, NIM but try to also of out, you change calendar an of from you everything's kind think do profile profile. type ROE kind structural that a we're and the all a to-date the about different Hey mentioned ROE talked on to managing profile,

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Greg Garrabrants

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Brad Berning

One follow-up.

effectively about great side you've affinity consumer have As of think cost out branding you of it business, and obviously you you lot think a acquiring there. built versus lot about and the business side the invested a of

is frame? that more need and How niche the you think Capital brand be more like like announced from the just a You're about starting do here. time over One the Do balance of the growing branding I'm you consumer and see kind consumer can you've today? in side side like old your you thinking of type to to about affinity do business curious and big invest you're there in deals be MBNA between be a based? or five-year market? where three How just you how

Greg Garrabrants

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think billion I just build One, want spend you to remember talking $X the balance if one is, time I know, you had brand, they associated at challenge to well, a they and and look you sheet. someone with said, that a certainly Capital clearly at our

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Operator

of the comes Riley Our proceed question Please from next Steve Moss your FBR. from with question. B line

Steve Moss

the growth bit little go here drivers could quarter? growth. the on for you a missed wondering just through C&I I C&I this was I if

Greg Garrabrants

you Andy? that take to want Do

Andy Micheletti

that. Sure. highlight we through prepared back remarks, and go In Greg's can

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Steve Moss

I the guess were around that are watchlist were I added on where two there guess of and that wondering second type what credits kind noticed credits. then issues special were was they those thing, located, And that the the the to I mention construction property credits?

Andy Micheletti

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Greg Garrabrants

obligations been in there's their Before financial been Their obligations. financial delays fine. no had fulfilled

Andy Micheletti

risk So I don't I think there's any loans. in believe any credit underlying there's risk don't any,

of even really classified there's that classifications. is basis sort construction if precautionary very But got are way. loans than delays these think those I the low

Steve Moss

these wondering And you've pricing seen days? then jumbo where mortgage just

Andy Micheletti

do sort we've been to now We've keep to bit funds has every generally Jumbo with increases. then. -- We've mortgage of pricing and had generally been that. to back a little those of able down our XX% able

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Operator

question. question proceed comes from from Shaker the Please Hemmelgarn your last Investments. of Edward line with Our

Edward Hemmelgarn

a Just here. of couple questions

about improved talked to there? better the you've a you Can your or something provide far from and whether lot ease so example the ability you're so You've and had efforts of increases Digital far it's cross-selling, along those and lines of services production seeing Universal any the out Bank since platform doing. really the loan give where

Greg Garrabrants

amazes, Ed Yes, three and well been it's since I'm kidding. just patience weeks your

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set platform. And to to so because in sort up question that and talking get that give frame the end that. engine mean, deal we're you better ticketing, concerned how the now. do about things And do service and all first on track of a XX, because were very in what could. they are integrated is you ask a those then would customer couldn't how do which requirements the we that it's but you integrated those much is, of track and is of things that me there's I example I work to need data we lot otherwise, you that that Nationwide done. to Then the the the an XXXX, has But answer. In meantime here's of all can be way type comprehensive experience, time on seriousness platform that meet for a everybody right omnichannel you a having need March the all we great and about of

Edward Hemmelgarn

easier bring done cross-selling, silos business job or of these about of than that's I up talking a banks acquisitions going the Okay. Holy done. specialized but or because and But out over you've taking said getting has your doing this deposits. for only lending been great Grail many always

given so, a be successes there forward look And I'll else, than should the your cheaper platform we as move have of forward. fact better you anyone to hearing would opportunities that

Andy Micheletti

I successes. to forward our look having

Edward Hemmelgarn

to pick What's going the customers you're that nationwide up? number of

Greg Garrabrants

XX,XXX. around It's

Edward Hemmelgarn

have What's in right the the you Bank? number customers now of

Greg Garrabrants

millions those around cards kind doing It them and you're depends counting floating and how on you're of different different and partnerships but things. all how three There's there's them.

these a and so checking and some customers of cross-sell So, but to opportunities. able to significant enable be savings enhance account it's that increase will customers hopefully us in account our

Edward Hemmelgarn

Okay.

you really have Block, cross-sell can't, but their you mean, really, H&R the I they really opportunity get to with access it's to the funds to I you not have cards So the mean don't them.

Greg Garrabrants

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a lot is this good a of and strategy of a good plan, got but I execution us. think we've ahead

Edward Hemmelgarn

areas origination platforms other mortgage agency are going anytime business how soon, just other employees the so transferring Lastly coming of to or be you Bank? probably those to the REFI loan back isn't either

Greg Garrabrants

call a I for doing these partnerships are think team there's is very something now and and side money it's organic There and how the, businesses, we come of retention well. I'll of does the purchase these the mortgages well. sort our tale also that which customers two and that to as right retail interesting us portfolio So is, do evolve, have a it of those

right partnerships couple now marketing We economic their exist. have that the adjusted of that realities to a haven't expectations

to have relationships. need either we expectations adjust need or those we so And to those adjusted

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it yes, so, revenue it and can not to it's what And in last year. going from what a a was but XXXX revenue certainly perspective, perspective be was from XXXX it be

far. so And well if we're performing so

Edward Hemmelgarn

And right. the there. All deal congratulations nationwide Okay. getting

Greg Garrabrants

Thank you. you. it. I appreciate Thank

Greg Garrabrants

your you quarter. and thank Thank you. for talk to time I Thank next you everybody, will you much very

Operator

This concludes today's conference.

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