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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

July 22, 2020
(Date of Report - Date of Earliest Event Reported)
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FIRSTCASH, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
001-10960
75-2237318
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 
1600 West 7th Street
 
Fort Worth
 
Texas
 
76126
 
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(817) 335-1100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

NONE
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share
FCFS
The Nasdaq Stock Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company    



If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    



Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 22, 2020, FirstCash, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2020 and the Board of Directors’ declaration of a third quarter cash dividend of $0.27 per common share (the “Earnings Release”). The Earnings Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference in its entirety into this Item 2.02.

The information provided in this Item 2.02, including the Earnings Release, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by the specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) Exhibits:
 
 
 
 
 
 
99.1
 
 
104
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document contained in Exhibit 101)



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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: July 22, 2020
FIRSTCASH, INC.
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
/s/ R. DOUGLAS ORR
 
R. Douglas Orr
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
(As Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)


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Exhibit

EXHIBIT 99.1
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FirstCash Reports Second Quarter Revenues and Earnings;
91 Stores Added Year-to-Date Through New Openings and Acquisitions;
Company Announces Exit from Unsecured Consumer Lending Operations
____________________________________________________________

Fort Worth, Texas (July 22, 2020) -- FirstCash, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FCFS), the leading international operator of over 2,700 retail pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America, today announced operating results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2020, and an update on the impact of COVID-19. The Company also announced its exit from all unsecured consumer lending operations effective June 30, 2020. In addition, the Board of Directors declared a $0.27 per share quarterly cash dividend to be paid in August 2020.

Mr. Rick Wessel, chief executive officer, stated, “In these challenging times, we have been relentless in our efforts to safely serve customers while also protecting our employees. Today, over 99% of the Company’s 2,745 stores in the United States and Latin America are open and providing essential financial services and products in our communities. As always, we are proud and appreciative of the dedication and resilience demonstrated by all of our team members.

“Our second quarter results demonstrated the inherent diversification and uniqueness of the pawnshop business model, which generates revenues from both specialty retail operations and small-dollar, non-recourse lending. Second quarter retail sales were especially robust in the U.S, driven by our ability to remain open and meet the significant customer demand for popular “stay-at-home” products such as consumer electronics and sporting goods. Consistent with the trends being experienced by other consumer lenders, originations of new pawn loans fell significantly in April due to the general economic lock-down and rapid deployment of government stimulus programs. While not fully recovered, lending demand began rebounding in May and continues to date.

“Cash flows were particularly impressive during the quarter, which were used to reduce outstanding debt by $156 million over the last three months, and provide substantial liquidity to fund an anticipated rebound in pawn loan demand. We continued to make long-term investments in store growth as well, as demonstrated by the addition of 91 locations so far this year, including 24 stores in the second quarter. Additionally, we are pleased to report that the Board of Directors has again declared our quarterly cash dividend,” concluded Mr. Wessel.

This release contains adjusted earnings measures, which exclude, among other things, merger and other acquisition expenses, certain non-cash foreign currency exchange gains and losses, non-cash write-offs of certain lease intangibles and the impairment of certain other assets which are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the descriptions and reconciliations to GAAP of these and other non-GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
 
As Reported (GAAP)
 
Adjusted (Non-GAAP)
In thousands, except per share amounts
 
2020
 
2019
 
2020
 
2019
Revenue
 
$
412,746

 
$
446,014

 
$
412,746

 
$
446,014

Net income
 
$
25,873

 
$
33,048

 
$
25,872

 
$
35,297

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.62

 
$
0.76

 
$
0.62

 
$
0.82

EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)
 
$
53,962

 
$
64,189

 
$
53,930

 
$
67,094

Weighted-average diluted shares
 
41,531

 
43,256

 
41,531

 
43,256




 
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
 
As Reported (GAAP)
 
Adjusted (Non-GAAP)
In thousands, except per share amounts
 
2020
 
2019
 
2020
 
2019
Revenue
 
$
879,236

 
$
913,618

 
$
879,236

 
$
913,618

Net income
 
$
58,791

 
$
75,703

 
$
66,167

 
$
77,818

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
1.41

 
$
1.74

 
$
1.59

 
$
1.79

EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)
 
$
118,586

 
$
141,072

 
$
128,536

 
$
143,786

Weighted-average diluted shares
 
41,769

 
43,456

 
41,769

 
43,456


Consolidated Earnings Highlights
Due primarily to the impacts of COVID-19, lower foreign exchange rates and the wind-down of consumer lending operations, diluted earnings per share decreased 18% on a GAAP basis and 24% on an adjusted non-GAAP basis in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the prior-year quarter. For the six month year-to-date period, diluted earnings per share decreased 19% on a GAAP basis and 11% on an adjusted non-GAAP basis.
The COVID-19 related impact on lending demand resulted in pawn fee revenues declining 26% in the second quarter and 12% year-to-date, as compared to the respective prior-year periods. The impact on pawn fees was partially offset by increases in net revenues (gross profit) from retail operations of 13% in the second quarter and 10% year-to-date.
Foreign exchange rates in Latin America were also impacted by COVID-19, affecting U.S. dollar-reported earnings per share and representing approximately $0.04 of earnings drag in the second quarter and $0.05 year-to-date.
While contraction and termination of non-core unsecured consumer lending operations did not impact second quarter 2020 earnings per share on a GAAP basis and reduced year-over-year GAAP earnings by just $0.05 per share year-to-date, it reduced adjusted non-GAAP earnings per share by $0.03 in the second quarter and $0.10 year-to-date compared to the respective prior-year periods.
Net income for the second quarter totaled $26 million on both a GAAP and adjusted non-GAAP basis. For the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2020, consolidated net income was $148 million, while adjusted EBITDA totaled $289 million.
Cash flow from operating activities was $66 million in the second quarter and $269 million for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2020. Adjusted free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, was a record $182 million for the quarter and on a trailing twelve months basis was a record $421 million.

Acquisitions and Store Opening Highlights
A total of 20 de novo locations were opened in Latin America during the second quarter, which included 18 locations in Mexico, one in Colombia and one in Guatemala. Year-to-date, a total of 51 de novo stores have been opened, including 44 locations in Mexico, five in Colombia and two in Guatemala.
The Company acquired four Prendamex stores from a franchisee during the second quarter of 2020. Year-to-date, a total of 40 stores have been acquired in Mexico.
The Company added a total 91 locations in the first six months of 2020 and 133 over the trailing twelve month period ended June 30, 2020.


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U.S. Pawn Operations
During the second quarter, all of the current 1,035 U.S. stores remained operational, excluding a very limited number of temporary closures primarily related to local decrees or the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols.
Total domestic revenues for the second quarter increased 4%. Revenues increased 6%, excluding the decline in fees from non-core unsecured consumer lending operations.
Despite incremental expenses related to COVID-19 and the contraction of non-core unsecured consumer lending operations, domestic pre-tax operating income increased 3% in the second quarter compared to the prior-year quarter.
With the onset of COVID-19 related lock-downs of the economy and the rapid federal stimulus response, pawn loan originations in the U.S. fell significantly in April, declining almost 60% for the month. Beginning in May, pawn loan originations began to slowly improve but were still down 30% to 35% in early July. Resulting pawn balances at June 30 were down 40% in total and on a same-store basis compared to the prior year.
Resulting pawn fee revenues for the quarter were down 20% in total and on a same-store basis. The revenue decline was smaller than the decrease in loan balances, reflecting strong collections of fees and principal on loans outstanding at the beginning of the quarter and a smaller percentage of forfeited loans during the quarter. The resulting average monthly yield of 15% on the pawn loan portfolio represented an improvement of approximately 300 basis points compared to the yield in the prior-year quarter.
Retail sales and margins in the second quarter were especially strong and fully offset the impact from the decline in domestic pawn fee revenue. Total retail sales increased 24% in the second quarter, while same-store retail sales increased a record 24%. The Company’s ability to keep its stores open during the quarter as an essential business and offer popular stay-at-home products such as laptops, tablets, monitors, gaming systems and sporting goods drove the strong retail sales demand.
Second quarter retail margins of 42% improved significantly compared to margins of 38% in the same quarter last year, reflecting the strong retail demand and lower levels of aged inventory which limited the need for normal discounting. The margin improvement coupled with the increase in top-line retail sales drove a 36% increase in gross profit from retail operations for the quarter. Inventory turns continued to improve and aged inventories continued to decline, accounting for less than 3% of total inventories at June 30, compared to 4% a year ago.
Net revenue from non-core scrap jewelry sales increased 20% for the quarter and 6% year-to-date compared to the respective prior-year periods, driven primarily by accelerating margin improvement related to increased gold prices.
 
U.S. Consumer Lending Operations
The Company made the strategic decision to cease offering unsecured consumer loan and credit services products, including all payday and installment loans, in the U.S. Effective June 30, 2020, the Company no longer has any unsecured consumer lending or credit services operations in the U.S. or Latin America.
Revenues from consumer lending operations totaled only $0.6 million in the second quarter compared to $5.4 million in the second quarter of last year.

Note: Certain growth rates in “Latin America Operations” below are calculated on a constant currency basis, a non-GAAP financial measure defined at the end of this release. The average Mexican peso to U.S. dollar exchange rate for the three month period ended June 30, 2020 was 23.4 pesos / dollar, an unfavorable change of 23% versus the comparable prior-year period, and for the six month period ended June 30, 2020 was 21.6 pesos / dollar, an unfavorable change of 13% versus the prior-year period.


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Latin America Pawn Operations
Over 99% of the Company’s stores in Latin America are currently open and operating. During the second quarter, operations in each country were impacted as follows:
Mexico (1,628 total locations) - Excluding short-term closings due to regulatory decree or safety protocols, stores in Mexico were generally open most of the quarter. However, retail sales in all stores were completely prohibited by regulators during the last three weeks of May.
Guatemala (56 total locations) - Stores in Guatemala were generally open during the quarter, although regulators imposed country-wide lock-downs on many weekends and two mall-based locations were closed for extended periods.
El Salvador - (13 total locations) - Stores in El Salvador were closed as part of a broad government imposed lock-down from late March through the end of May.
Colombia - (13 total locations) - Stores in Colombia were closed as part of a broad government imposed lock-down beginning in late March and continuing through various dates in June and early July.
Total revenues declined 27% in the second quarter, reflecting the temporary store closings, retail restrictions and other impacts of COVID-19, including weaker foreign currencies. Revenues on a constant currency basis declined 12% in the second quarter while pre-tax operating income declined 43%, or 36% on a constant currency basis.
Consistent with U.S. trends, which saw sharp declines in economic activity and personal spending, pawn loans outstanding at June 30 decreased 36% on a U.S. dollar translated basis and 24% on a constant currency basis compared to the prior year. Same-store pawn loans at quarter end decreased 38% on a U.S. dollar translated basis and 27% on a constant currency basis. While there were limited government stimulus programs in the region in response to the pandemic, we believe that cross-border remittance payments from the U.S. provided additional liquidity early in the quarter, with the Bank of Mexico reporting a 35% year-over-year surge in remittances to Mexico in March which was tied to the drop in the exchange rate.
Pawn fees decreased 36% in total, or 22% on a constant currency basis, as compared to the prior-year quarter. On a same-store basis, pawn fees decreased 39% on a U.S. dollar basis and were down 25% on a constant currency basis compared to the prior-year quarter. Also similar to U.S. results, pawn redemptions in Latin America were strong and drove improved yields during the quarter.
Retail sales demand and margins in Latin America, while strong for “essential” general merchandise categories, were negatively impacted by extended store closures in certain markets and the three week shutdown of all retail operations in Mexico during May. Results for the full quarter saw a 29% decrease in total retail sales, or 13% on a constant currency basis. Same-store retail sales decreased 31% on a U.S. dollar basis and were down 16% on a constant currency basis.
Segment retail sales margins were 36% in the second quarter compared to 35% in both the previous sequential quarter and the second quarter of the prior-year, reflecting strong turns for essential products such as computers, tablets and phones. Aged inventories remained low at less than 2% of total inventories.
Net revenue from non-core scrap jewelry sales was $3.3 million for the quarter compared to $0.1 million in the prior-year period with sales margins of 25%, driven by increased dollar-denominated gold prices.
Liquidity
During the second quarter, the Company utilized operating cash flows to pay down $156 million in debt under its revolving bank credit facilities. The lower debt balances coupled with the recent decline in interest rates resulted in an 18% decrease in interest expense during the quarter as compared to the prior-year quarter.
The Company’s strong liquidity position at June 30, 2020 includes cash balances of $71 million and $323 million of availability under its bank lines of credit.
The net debt ratio improved to 1.5 to 1 for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2020, compared to 1.9 to 1 a year ago. See non-GAAP financial measures elsewhere in this release.

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The Board of Directors declared a $0.27 per share second quarter cash dividend on common shares outstanding, which will be paid on August 28, 2020 to stockholders of record as of August 14, 2020. This represents an annual cash dividend of $1.08 per share. Any future dividends are subject to approval by the Company’s Board of Directors.
As previously announced, the Company temporarily suspended its share repurchase program beginning in March. During the first quarter, the Company repurchased 981,000 shares at an aggregate cost of $80 million and $48 million remains under the current share repurchase authorization.
2020 Outlook
Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 and foreign currency volatility, the Company withdrew its initial 2020 earnings guidance on April 22, 2020. Given the ongoing uncertainties regarding the pace of the anticipated recovery and currency volatility, the Company has not reinstated earnings guidance for the balance of the year. However, as the Company continues to evaluate its 2020 earning results, the following factors are expected to impact its comparisons to prior-year results:
Impact of COVID-19: The extent to which COVID-19 continues to impact the Company’s operations will depend on future developments, which are uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the ongoing duration, severity and scope of the outbreak and its impact on borrowing demand and retail operations. For example, the normalization of demand for pawn loans could be delayed in the short-term by reduced personal spending if schools and other venues remain closed or delayed by additional government stimulus payments and benefit programs. Furthermore, additional store closures or operating restrictions could negatively impact both the Company’s retail sales and pawn fees. In addition, the expected rebound in pawn fee revenue will naturally lag the expected recovery in pawn receivables. Accordingly, pawn fees in the third quarter will be impacted by the lower pawn balances as we begin the quarter. Additionally, retail sales volumes in the second half of the year are expected to be impacted by lower levels of inventory as the third quarter begins.
Currency volatility: Global economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the relative value of the U.S. dollar and negatively impacted developing market currencies, including the Mexican peso, which is the primary currency for the Company’s foreign operations. The current peso to dollar exchange rate of approximately 22.5 to 1 compares to an average rate in the first half of 2020 of 21.6 to 1 and an average rate of 19.3 to 1 during all of 2019. For 2020, the Company estimates that each full Mexican peso change in the exchange rate to the U.S. dollar represents approximately $0.08 to $0.10 per share of annualized earnings impact to the Company.
Wind-down of unsecured consumer lending operations: The Company ceased all unsecured consumer lending operations in the U.S. effective June 30, 2020, and expects no material earnings or losses from these operations in the second half of 2020. As a comparison, earnings from consumer lending operations contributed approximately $0.05 per share during the second half of 2019.
Income tax rate: The effective income tax rate is expected to range from 26.5% to 28.0% for 2020 compared to the actual rate of 26.7% in 2019.
New store openings: In its original 2020 store opening guidance, the Company expected to open approximately 90 to 100 new locations this year. A total of 51 stores were opened in the first half of the year and there is a strong pipeline of additional stores leased and under construction. While currently on pace to meet the lower end of the full year target, future store openings in the second half of the year remain subject to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to, the ability to continue construction projects and obtain necessary licenses, permits, utility services, store equipment, supplies and adequate staffing.


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Additional Commentary and Analysis

Mr. Wessel provided the following additional insights on the impacts of COVD-19 and the Company’s operating results:

“FirstCash continues to focus on the safety of all customers and employees as we deal with the impacts and uncertainties of the pandemic. We remain committed to our customers by keeping our stores open to provide essential products and services as safely as possible. Our employees are vitally important to us as well, and we continue to enforce appropriate health protocols in our stores and offices. During the second quarter alone, we incurred approximately $1.3 million of extraordinary expenses related to health and safety efforts to protect customers and employees. In addition, we are pleased to report that we have not furloughed or laid off any employees in the U.S. or Mexico to date due to the pandemic.

“The financial impacts of COVID-19 on our pawn operations has been unexpected in many respects. While demand for pawn loans typically increases in periods of general economic uncertainty, we believe that many of our customers are more financially liquid now than would be expected due to a combination of sharply reduced personal spending patterns, rent and utility forbearance programs, government stimulus payments and enhanced unemployment benefits. In Latin America, where government stimulus responses have been limited, we believe that increased cash remittances from the U.S. have provided additional customer liquidity. As a result, new loan originations declined sharply in April and early May being down almost 60% in the U.S and over 40% in Mexico. Partially offsetting the decline in loan originations, customer liquidity and improved redemption rates drove significantly improved yields on the pawn loan portfolio in the second quarter.

“As the second quarter progressed, lending demand steadily improved and was coupled with the continued increase in the effective yield on the pawn portfolio. These trends have continued in July, with daily year-over-year originations over the last two weeks generally down in a range of 30% to 35% in the U.S. and 25% to 30% in Mexico. We believe that we will see a continued recovery in loan originations with improved yields over the next several months, although the pace of the expected recovery remains difficult to project and could be impacted positively or negatively by many factors.

“We are proactively managing operations to the extent possible in light of these impacts. Our ability to keep stores open and operating safely during the second quarter provided the opportunity for strong retail sales of essential products. In the U.S., stimulus payments to our customers beginning in mid-April helped to further drive retail sales and margins across all product categories throughout the quarter. July-to-date, retail sales in both the U.S. and Mexico remain solid with the continuation of improved retail margins experienced in the second quarter. General merchandise inventories, while down year-over-year, have been supplemented by a higher percentage of direct purchases from customers which are helping to drive improved redemption rates, turns and margins. We have also launched store-based outreach programs to new and former customers to drive revenue and we continue to optimize expenses through reduced store operating hours, leaner staffing levels realized through normal attrition and other cost saving initiatives in our stores and corporate offices.

“Despite the short-term disruptions from COVID-19, we remain confident and committed to our long-term growth strategy. Our liquidity and strong balance sheet have allowed us to continue adding stores through both de novo openings and targeted acquisitions this year. We also made the strategic decision this quarter to fully eliminate unsecured consumer lending products in all markets. While this decision will result in a small reduction in revenue and operating income, we believe it is the right step to further reduce regulatory exposure and allow for total focus on our core pawn operations.

“Pawnshops have historically served unbanked and underbanked consumers well in periods of economic uncertainty and tightening of available credit by other small dollar lenders. The strength of our cash flows and balance sheet allows us to fund expected loan demand and to continue investing in new stores. Combined with our scale and other competitive advantages, we believe that FirstCash is uniquely positioned in these unusual and uncertain times,” concluded Mr. Wessel.


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About FirstCash

FirstCash is the leading international operator of pawn stores with more than 2,700 retail pawn locations and approximately 19,000 employees in 24 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and four countries in Latin America including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia. FirstCash focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers through its retail pawn locations, which buy and sell a wide variety of jewelry, electronics, tools, appliances, sporting goods, musical instruments and other merchandise, and make small consumer pawn loans secured by pledged personal property.

FirstCash is a component company in both the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index® and the Russell 2000 Index®. FirstCash’s common stock (ticker symbol “FCFS”) is traded on the Nasdaq, the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market. For additional information regarding FirstCash and the services it provides, visit FirstCash’s website located at http://www.firstcash.com.

Forward-Looking Information
 
This release contains forward-looking statements about the business, financial condition and prospects of FirstCash, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries (together, the “Company”). Forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “outlook,” “believes,” “projects,” “expects,” “may,” “estimates,” “should,” “plans,” “targets,” “intends,” “could,” “would,” “anticipates,” “potential,” “confident,” “optimistic,” or the negative thereof, or other variations thereon, or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, objectives, estimates, guidance, expectations and future plans. Forward-looking statements can also be identified by the fact these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. Rather, forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties.
 
While the Company believes the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurances such expectations will prove to be accurate. Security holders are cautioned such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements made in this release. Such factors may include, without limitation, the risks, uncertainties and regulatory developments (1) related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which include risks and uncertainties related to the current unknown duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of governmental responses that have been, and may in the future be, imposed in response to the pandemic, including stimulus programs which could adversely impact lending demand and regulations which could adversely affect the Company’s ability to continue to fully operate, potential changes in consumer behavior and shopping patterns which could impact demand for both the Company’s pawn loan and retail products, the deterioration in the economic conditions in the United States and Latin America which potentially could have an impact on discretionary consumer spending, and currency fluctuations, primarily involving the Mexican peso and (2) those discussed and described in the Company’s 2019 annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 3, 2020, including the risks described in Part 1, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” thereof, and other reports filed subsequently by the Company with the SEC. Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the ability of the Company to control, nor can the Company predict, in many cases, all of the risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak only as of the date of this release, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to report any updates or revisions to any such statement to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
2020
 
2019
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
287,400

 
$
278,754

 
$
584,029

 
$
562,995

Pawn loan fees
 
101,990

 
136,923

 
244,105

 
278,115

Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
22,785

 
24,981

 
49,156

 
56,691

Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
571

 
5,356

 
1,946

 
15,817

Total revenue
 
412,746

 
446,014

 
879,236

 
913,618

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
171,511

 
176,272

 
356,206

 
355,621

Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
18,357

 
23,934

 
41,204

 
54,287

Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
(223
)
 
1,503

 
(584
)
 
3,606

Total cost of revenue
 
189,645

 
201,709

 
396,826

 
413,514

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
223,101

 
244,305

 
482,410

 
500,104

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expenses and other income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
141,051

 
148,347

 
294,551

 
295,199

Administrative expenses
 
28,386

 
31,696

 
61,288

 
63,850

Depreciation and amortization
 
10,324

 
10,510

 
20,998

 
20,384

Interest expense
 
6,974

 
8,548

 
15,392

 
16,918

Interest income
 
(525
)
 
(155
)
 
(710
)
 
(359
)
Merger and other acquisition expenses
 
134

 
556

 
202

 
705

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange
 
(614
)
 
(483
)
 
2,071

 
(722
)
Write-offs and impairments of certain lease intangibles and other assets
 
182

 

 
5,712

 

Total expenses and other income
 
185,912

 
199,019

 
399,504

 
395,975

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
 
37,189

 
45,286

 
82,906

 
104,129

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
 
11,316

 
12,238

 
24,115

 
28,426

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
25,873

 
$
33,048

 
$
58,791

 
$
75,703

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.62

 
$
0.77

 
$
1.41

 
$
1.75

Diluted
 
$
0.62

 
$
0.76

 
$
1.41

 
$
1.74

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
41,440

 
43,081

 
41,676

 
43,298

Diluted
 
41,531

 
43,256

 
41,769

 
43,456

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.27

 
$
0.25

 
$
0.54

 
$
0.50





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FIRSTCASH, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
 
June 30,
 
December 31,
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
2019
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
70,956

 
$
67,012

 
$
46,527

Fees and service charges receivable
 
30,418

 
46,991

 
46,686

Pawn loans
 
230,383

 
375,167

 
369,527

Consumer loans, net
 
176

 
3,850

 
751

Inventories
 
179,967

 
266,440

 
265,256

Income taxes receivable
 
4,988

 
1,041

 
875

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
10,689

 
9,590

 
11,367

Total current assets
 
527,577

 
770,091

 
740,989

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
 
341,114

 
290,725

 
336,167

Operating lease right of use asset
 
283,063

 
293,357

 
304,549

Goodwill
 
929,575

 
940,653

 
948,643

Intangible assets, net
 
84,389

 
87,200

 
85,875

Other assets
 
9,037

 
10,890

 
11,506

Deferred tax assets
 
7,764

 
11,570

 
11,711

Total assets
 
$
2,182,519

 
$
2,404,486

 
$
2,439,440

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
$
69,810

 
$
71,410

 
$
72,398

Customer deposits
 
35,439

 
40,665

 
39,736

Income taxes payable
 
13,230

 
317

 
4,302

Lease liability, current
 
83,580

 
84,513

 
86,466

Total current liabilities
 
202,059

 
196,905

 
202,902

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revolving unsecured credit facilities
 
200,000

 
340,000

 
335,000

Senior unsecured notes
 
296,923

 
296,222

 
296,568

Deferred tax liabilities
 
67,842

 
60,069

 
61,431

Lease liability, non-current
 
182,915

 
184,348

 
193,504

Total liabilities
 
949,739

 
1,077,544

 
1,089,405

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock
 
493

 
493

 
493

Additional paid-in capital
 
1,226,512

 
1,227,478

 
1,231,528

Retained earnings
 
763,810

 
660,845

 
727,476

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(172,150
)
 
(103,932
)
 
(96,969
)
Common stock held in treasury, at cost
 
(585,885
)
 
(457,942
)
 
(512,493
)
Total stockholders’ equity
 
1,232,780

 
1,326,942

 
1,350,035

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
2,182,519

 
$
2,404,486

 
$
2,439,440



9


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION
(UNAUDITED)

The Company’s reportable segments are as follows:

U.S. operations
Latin America operations - Includes operations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia

The Company provides revenues, cost of revenues, store operating expenses, pre-tax operating income and earning assets by segment. Store operating expenses include salary and benefit expense of store-level employees, occupancy costs, bank charges, security, insurance, utilities, supplies and other costs incurred by the stores.

U.S. Operations Segment Results

The following table details earning assets, which consist of pawn loans, inventories and unsecured consumer loans, net as well as other earning asset metrics of the U.S. operations segment as of June 30, 2020 as compared to June 30, 2019 (dollars in thousands, except as otherwise noted):

 
As of June 30,
 
Increase /
 
2020
 
2019
 
(Decrease)
U.S. Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earning assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pawn loans
$
158,253

 
$
262,356

 
 
(40
)%
 
Inventories
 
120,408

 
 
172,875

 
 
(30
)%
 
Consumer loans, net (1)
 
176

 
 
3,850

 
 
(95
)%
 
 
$
278,837

 
$
439,081

 
 
(36
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average outstanding pawn loan amount (in ones)
$
190

 
$
166

 
 
14
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of pawn collateral:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
31
%
 
37
%
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
69
%
 
63
%
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of inventories:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
38
%
 
44
%
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
62
%
 
56
%
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percentage of inventory aged greater than one year
3
%
 
4
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inventory turns (trailing twelve months retail sales divided by average inventories)
3.2 times
 
 
2.8 times
 
 
 
 
 

(1) 
Effective June 30, 2020, the Company ceased offering unsecured consumer lending and credit services products, including all payday and installment loans, in the U.S.


10


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

The following table presents segment pre-tax operating income of the U.S. operations segment for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 30,
 
Increase /
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
(Decrease)
U.S. Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
208,944

 
$
168,918

 
 
24
 %
 
Pawn loan fees
 
71,900

 
90,126

 
 
(20
)%
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
9,557

 
15,788

 
 
(39
)%
 
Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
571

 
5,356

 
 
(89
)%
 
Total revenue
 
290,972

 
280,188

 
 
4
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
121,661

 
104,662

 
 
16
 %
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
8,432

 
14,853

 
 
(43
)%
 
Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
(223
)
 
1,503

 
 
(115
)%
 
Total cost of revenue
 
129,870

 
121,018

 
 
7
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
161,102

 
159,170

 
 
1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
103,302

 
103,009

 
 
 %
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
5,561

 
5,269

 
 
6
 %
 
Total segment expenses
 
108,863

 
108,278

 
 
1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
52,239

 
$
50,892

 
 
3
 %
 





11


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

The following table presents segment pre-tax operating income of the U.S. operations segment for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 
 
Six Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 30,
 
Increase /
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
(Decrease)
U.S. Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
404,910

 
$
355,733

 
 
14
 %
 
Pawn loan fees
 
169,757

 
188,002

 
 
(10
)%
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
25,035

 
38,573

 
 
(35
)%
 
Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
1,946

 
15,817

 
 
(88
)%
 
Total revenue
 
601,648

 
598,125

 
 
1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
241,190

 
222,406

 
 
8
 %
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
22,438

 
36,123

 
 
(38
)%
 
Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
(584
)
 
3,606

 
 
(116
)%
 
Total cost of revenue
 
263,044

 
262,135

 
 
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
338,604

 
335,990

 
 
1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
211,008

 
206,893

 
 
2
 %
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
10,962

 
10,314

 
 
6
 %
 
Total segment expenses
 
221,970

 
217,207

 
 
2
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
116,634

 
$
118,783

 
 
(2
)%
 




12


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

Latin America Operations Segment Results

The Company’s management reviews and analyzes certain operating results in Latin America on a constant currency basis because the Company believes this better represents the Company’s underlying business trends. Constant currency results are non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude the effects of foreign currency translation and are calculated by translating current-year results at prior-year average exchange rates. The wholesale scrap jewelry sales in Latin America are priced and settled in U.S. dollars and are not affected by foreign currency translation, as are a small percentage of the operating and administrative expenses in Latin America, which are billed and paid in U.S. dollars. Amounts presented on a constant currency basis are denoted as such. See the “Constant Currency Results” section below for additional discussion of constant currency results.
The following table provides exchange rates for the Mexican peso, Guatemalan quetzal and Colombian peso for the current and prior-year periods:  

 
 
June 30,
 
Favorable /
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
(Unfavorable)
Mexican peso / U.S. dollar exchange rate:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
End-of-period
 
23.0
 
19.2
 
 
(20
)%
 
Three months ended
 
23.4
 
19.1
 
 
(23
)%
 
Six months ended
 
21.6
 
19.2
 
 
(13
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guatemalan quetzal / U.S. dollar exchange rate:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
End-of-period
 
7.7
 
7.7
 
 
 %
 
Three months ended
 
7.7
 
7.7
 
 
 %
 
Six months ended
 
7.7
 
7.7
 
 
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colombian peso / U.S. dollar exchange rate:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
End-of-period
 
3,759
 
3,206
 
 
(17
)%
 
Three months ended
 
3,846
 
3,240
 
 
(19
)%
 
Six months ended
 
3,689
 
3,188
 
 
(16
)%
 








13


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

The following table details earning assets, which consist of pawn loans and inventories as well as other earning asset metrics of the Latin America operations segment as of June 30, 2020 as compared to June 30, 2019 (dollars in thousands, except as otherwise noted):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constant Currency Basis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 30,
 
Increase /
 
As of June 30,
 
 
 
2020
 
(Decrease)
 
2020
 
2019
 
Decrease
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(Non-GAAP)
Latin America Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earning assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pawn loans
$
72,130

 
$
112,811

 
 
(36
)%
 
 
$
85,373

 
 
(24
)%
 
Inventories
 
59,559

 
 
93,565

 
 
(36
)%
 
 
70,959

 
 
(24
)%
 
 
$
131,689

 
$
206,376

 
 
(36
)%
 
 
$
156,332

 
 
(24
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average outstanding pawn loan amount (in ones)
$
59

 
$
69

 
 
(14
)%
 
 
$
70

 
 
1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of pawn collateral:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
66
%
 
73
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
34
%
 
27
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of inventories:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
61
%
 
74
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
39
%
 
26
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percentage of inventory aged greater than one year
2
%
 
1
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inventory turns (trailing twelve months retail sales divided by average inventories)
3.9 times
 
 
3.8 times
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


14


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

The following table presents segment pre-tax operating income of the Latin America operations segment for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constant Currency Basis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
June 30,
 
Increase /
 
 
June 30,
 
Increase /
 
2020
 
(Decrease)
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
(Decrease)
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(Non-GAAP)
Latin America Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
78,456

 
$
109,836

 
 
(29
)%
 
 
$
95,441

 
 
(13
)%
 
Pawn loan fees
 
30,090

 
46,797

 
 
(36
)%
 
 
36,542

 
 
(22
)%
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
13,228

 
9,193

 
 
44
 %
 
 
13,228

 
 
44
 %
 
Total revenue
 
121,774

 
165,826

 
 
(27
)%
 
 
145,211

 
 
(12
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
49,850

 
71,610

 
 
(30
)%
 
 
60,612

 
 
(15
)%
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
9,925

 
9,081

 
 
9
 %
 
 
11,998

 
 
32
 %
 
Total cost of revenue
 
59,775

 
80,691

 
 
(26
)%
 
 
72,610

 
 
(10
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
61,999

 
85,135

 
 
(27
)%
 
 
72,601

 
 
(15
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
37,749

 
45,338

 
 
(17
)%
 
 
45,096

 
 
(1
)%
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
3,602

 
3,579

 
 
1
 %
 
 
4,280

 
 
20
 %
 
Total segment expenses
 
41,351

 
48,917

 
 
(15
)%
 
 
49,376

 
 
1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
20,648

 
$
36,218

 
 
(43
)%
 
 
$
23,225

 
 
(36
)%
 


15


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

The following table presents segment pre-tax operating income of the Latin America operations segment for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constant Currency Basis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six Months
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
June 30,
 
Increase /
 
 
June 30,
 
Increase /
 
2020
 
(Decrease)
 
 
2020
 
2019
 
(Decrease)
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(Non-GAAP)
Latin America Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
179,119

 
$
207,262

 
 
(14
)%
 
 
$
201,133

 
 
(3
)%
 
Pawn loan fees
 
74,348

 
90,113

 
 
(17
)%
 
 
83,425

 
 
(7
)%
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
24,121

 
18,118

 
 
33
 %
 
 
24,121

 
 
33
 %
 
Total revenue
 
277,588

 
315,493

 
 
(12
)%
 
 
308,679

 
 
(2
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
115,016

 
133,215

 
 
(14
)%
 
 
129,110

 
 
(3
)%
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
18,766

 
18,164

 
 
3
 %
 
 
21,078

 
 
16
 %
 
Total cost of revenue
 
133,782

 
151,379

 
 
(12
)%
 
 
150,188

 
 
(1
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
143,806

 
164,114

 
 
(12
)%
 
 
158,491

 
 
(3
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
83,543

 
88,306

 
 
(5
)%
 
 
92,987

 
 
5
 %
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
7,665

 
6,884

 
 
11
 %
 
 
8,517

 
 
24
 %
 
Total segment expenses
 
91,208

 
95,190

 
 
(4
)%
 
 
101,504

 
 
7
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
52,598

 
$
68,924

 
 
(24
)%
 
 
$
56,987

 
 
(17
)%
 


16


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

Consolidated Results of Operations

The following table reconciles pre-tax operating income of the Company’s U.S. operations segment and Latin America operations segment discussed above to consolidated net income (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
2020
 
2019
 
2020
 
2019
Consolidated Results of Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. operations segment pre-tax operating income
$
52,239

 
$
50,892

 
$
116,634

 
$
118,783

Latin America operations segment pre-tax operating income
20,648

 
36,218

 
52,598

 
68,924

Consolidated segment pre-tax operating income
72,887

 
87,110

 
169,232

 
187,707

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate expenses and other income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Administrative expenses
28,386

 
31,696

 
61,288

 
63,850

Depreciation and amortization
1,161

 
1,662

 
2,371

 
3,186

Interest expense
6,974

 
8,548

 
15,392

 
16,918

Interest income
(525
)
 
(155
)
 
(710
)
 
(359
)
Merger and other acquisition expenses
134

 
556

 
202

 
705

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange
(614
)
 
(483
)
 
2,071

 
(722
)
Write-offs and impairments of certain lease intangibles and other assets
182

 

 
5,712

 

Total corporate expenses and other income
35,698

 
41,824

 
86,326

 
83,578

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
37,189

 
45,286

 
82,906

 
104,129

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
11,316

 
12,238

 
24,115

 
28,426

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
25,873

 
$
33,048

 
$
58,791

 
$
75,703





17


FIRSTCASH, INC.
STORE COUNT ACTIVITY

The following tables detail store count activity:

 
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2020
 
 
U.S.
 
Latin America
 
 
 
 
Operations Segment (2)
 
Operations Segment (3)
 
Total Locations
Total locations, beginning of period
 
1,052

 
1,688

 
2,740

New locations opened
 

 
20

 
20

Locations acquired
 

 
4

 
4

Locations closed or consolidated (1)
 
(17
)
 
(2
)
 
(19
)
Total locations, end of period
 
1,035

 
1,710

 
2,745

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
 
 
U.S.
 
Latin America
 
 
 
 
Operations Segment (2)
 
Operations Segment (3)
 
Total Locations
Total locations, beginning of period
 
1,056

 
1,623

 
2,679

New locations opened
 

 
51

 
51

Locations acquired
 

 
40

 
40

Locations closed or consolidated (1)
 
(21
)
 
(4
)
 
(25
)
Total locations, end of period
 
1,035

 
1,710

 
2,745


(1) 
Effective June 30, 2020, the Company ceased offering unsecured consumer lending and credit services products, including all payday and installment loans, in the U.S. Store closures in the U.S. include:

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30, 2020
 
June 30, 2020
First Cash Advance stores in Texas (credit services only)
 
6
 
 
 
6
 
Cashland stores in Ohio and Indiana (former consumer loan stores)
 
6
 
 
 
7
 
Consolidation of other pawn stores
 
5
 
 
 
8
 
Total locations closed or consolidated

17
 
 

21
 
                    
(2) 
The table does not include 42 check cashing locations operated by independent franchisees under franchising agreements with the Company.

(3) 
The table does not include 30 Prendamex pawn locations operated by independent franchisees under franchising agreements with the Company.















18


FIRSTCASH, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(UNAUDITED)

The Company uses certain financial calculations such as adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and constant currency results as factors in the measurement and evaluation of the Company’s operating performance and period-over-period growth. The Company derives these financial calculations on the basis of methodologies other than generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), primarily by excluding from a comparable GAAP measure certain items the Company does not consider to be representative of its actual operating performance. These financial calculations are “non-GAAP financial measures” as defined in SEC rules. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures in operating its business because management believes they are less susceptible to variances in actual operating performance that can result from the excluded items, other infrequent charges and currency fluctuations. The Company presents these financial measures to investors because management believes they are useful to investors in evaluating the primary factors that drive the Company’s core operating performance and provide greater transparency into the Company’s results of operations. However, items that are excluded and other adjustments and assumptions that are made in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures are significant components in understanding and assessing the Company’s financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should be evaluated in conjunction with, and are not a substitute for, the Company’s GAAP financial measures. Further, because these non-GAAP financial measures are not determined in accordance with GAAP and are thus susceptible to varying calculations, the non-GAAP financial measures, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

While acquisitions are an important part of the Company’s overall strategy, the Company has adjusted the applicable financial calculations to exclude merger and other acquisition expenses to allow more accurate comparisons of the financial results to prior periods and because the Company does not consider these merger and other acquisition expenses to be related to the organic operations of the acquired businesses or its continuing operations and such expenses are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired businesses. Merger and other acquisition expenses include incremental costs directly associated with merger and acquisition activities, including professional fees, legal expenses, severance, retention and other employee-related costs, contract breakage costs and costs related to the consolidation of technology systems and corporate facilities, among others.

The Company has certain leases in Mexico which are denominated in U.S. dollars. The lease liability of these U.S. dollar denominated leases, which is considered a monetary liability, is remeasured into Mexican pesos using current period exchange rates resulting in the recognition of foreign currency exchange gains or losses. The Company has adjusted the applicable financial measures to exclude these remeasurement gains or losses because they are non-cash, non-operating items that could create volatility in the Company’s consolidated results of operations due to the magnitude of the end of period lease liability being remeasured and to improve comparability of current periods presented with prior periods due to the adoption of ASC 842 on January 1, 2019.




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FIRSTCASH, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

Management believes the presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share provides investors with greater transparency and provides a more complete understanding of the Company’s financial performance and prospects for the future by excluding items that management believes are non-operating in nature and not representative of the Company’s core operating performance of its continuing operations. In addition, management believes the adjustments shown below are useful to investors in order to allow them to compare the Company’s financial results for the current periods presented with the prior periods presented.

The following table provides a reconciliation between net income and diluted earnings per share calculated in accordance with GAAP to adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, which are shown net of tax (in thousands, except per share amounts):
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2020
 
2019
 
2020
 
2019
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
Net income and diluted earnings per share, as reported
$
25,873

 
$
0.62

 
$
33,048

 
$
0.76

 
$
58,791

 
$
1.41

 
$
75,703

 
$
1.74

Adjustments, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merger and other acquisition expenses
96

 

 
426

 
0.01

 
146

 

 
530

 
0.01

Non-cash foreign currency (gain) loss related to lease liability
(308
)
 

 
(136
)
 

 
2,761

 
0.07

 
(374
)
 
(0.01
)
Non-cash write-off of certain merger related lease intangibles (1)
140

 

 

 

 
2,935

 
0.07

 

 

Non-cash impairment of certain other assets (2)

 

 

 

 
1,463

 
0.04

 

 

Consumer lending wind-down costs and asset impairments
71

 

 
1,959

 
0.05

 
71

 

 
1,959

 
0.05

Adjusted net income and diluted earnings per share
$
25,872

 
$
0.62

 
$
35,297