On September 1, 2016 First Cash Financial Services, Inc. merged with Cash America International, Inc. to form FirstCash, Inc. On September 2, 2016 FirstCash began trading on the NYSE. FirstCash has over 2,000 retail and consumer lending locations in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador making them a leading international operator of pawn stores.
FirstCash focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers through its retail pawn locations, which buy and sell a wide variety of jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods, musical instruments and other merchandise, and make small consumer pawn loans secured by pledged personal property. Approximately 94% of the Company’s revenues are from pawn operations. FirstCash is a component company in both the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index® and the Russell 2000 Index®.
This website contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding, among other things, future events or the future financial performance of FirstCash. Words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” “will,” “estimates,” “may,” “could,” “should” and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future plans, actions or events identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to FirstCash and involve estimates, expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that all such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that the businesses of Cash America and First Cash will not be integrated successfully; the risk that the cost savings, synergies and growth from the merger of equals transaction with Cash America may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the diversion of management time on integration-related issues; the risk that costs associated with the integration of the businesses are higher than anticipated; the risk that the company may not be able to successfully take advantage of growth opportunities, including those in Latin America, or that such anticipated growth opportunities may not present themselves; the effect of future regulatory or legislative actions on FirstCash or the industries in which it operates and the effect of compliance with enforcement actions, orders or agreements issued by applicable regulators; risks related to the ability to obtain future financing; economic and foreign exchange rate volatility, particularly in Latin American markets; adverse gold market or exchange rate fluctuations; increased competition from banks, credit unions, internet- based lenders, other short-term consumer lenders and other entities offering similar financial services as well as retail businesses that offer products and services offered by FirstCash; decrease in demand for FirstCash’s products and services; public perception of FirstCash’s business and business practices; changes in the general economic environment, or social or political conditions, that could affect the businesses; the potential impact of the consummation of the merger of equals transaction with Cash America on relationships with customers, suppliers, competitors, management and other employees; risks related to any current or future litigation proceedings; the ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated; the ability to hire and retain key personnel; reliance on and integration of information technology systems; ability to protect intellectual property rights; impact of security breaches, cyber-attacks or fraudulent activity on FirstCash’s reputation; the risks associated with assumptions the parties make in connection with the parties’ critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings; and the potential of international unrest, economic downturn or effects of currencies, tax assessments or tax positions taken, risks related to goodwill and other intangible asset impairment, tax adjustments, anticipated tax rates, benefit or retirement plan costs, or other regulatory compliance costs.