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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

October 26, 2017
(Date of Report - Date of Earliest Event Reported)
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FIRSTCASH, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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

1600 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(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)

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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    o

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On October 26, 2017, FirstCash, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017, the Board of Directors’ declaration of a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.20 per common share and the announcement of an additional $100 million share repurchase authorization (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 8.01 Other Events.

New Share Repurchase Authorization

The Company has announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved a new share repurchase program on October 24, 2017 authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $100 million of its common stock (“New Authorization”). The New Authorization will become effective following the completion of the current share repurchase authorization, which the Company expects to complete later this year or early in 2018, subject to expected liquidity, debt covenant restrictions and other relevant factors. The Board made this determination after considering the Company's liquidity needs and capital resources as well as the estimated current value of the Company's assets.

Under the New Authorization, the Company may purchase common stock in open market transactions, block or privately negotiated transactions, and may from time to time purchase shares pursuant to a trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act or by any combination of such methods. The number of shares to be purchased and the timing of the purchases are based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the level of cash balances, credit availability, debt covenant restrictions, general business conditions, regulatory requirements, the market price of the Company's stock and the availability of alternative investment opportunities. No time limit was set for completion of repurchases under the New Authorization and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Lead Independent Director

On October 24, 2017, the Board established the position of Lead Independent Director and appointed Mr. Mikel Faulkner to serve as Lead Independent Director. Mr. Faulkner has served on the Board as an independent director since 2009 and is the current Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. The Company also amended the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines to provide for a Lead Independent Director role.

The creation of the Lead Independent Director role and Mr. Faulkner’s appointment reflects the Company’s continued commitment to corporate governance best practices. The Lead Independent Director will serve as a liaison between the independent directors and management, will chair executive sessions of the non-management and independent directors and will consult with the chairman and CEO on board agendas and meeting materials.

A copy of the Company’s amended Corporate Governance Guidelines is available on the Company’s investor relations website at ir.firstcash.com under the Governance Documents section. The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated herein by reference.


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Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) Exhibits:
 
 
 
 
 
 
99.1




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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: October 26, 2017
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 Strong Third Quarter Earnings Results Driven by
Impressive LatAm Revenue Growth and Continued U.S. Improvement;
Declares Increased Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.20 per Share and
Adds Additional $100 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
____________________________________________________________

Fort Worth, Texas (October 26, 2017) -- FirstCash, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: FCFS), the leading international operator of over 2,100 retail pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America, today announced revenue, net income and earnings per share for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017. In addition, the Company announced that the Board of Directors increased the annualized dividend to $0.80 per share, or $0.20 per share quarterly, beginning with the dividend to be paid on November 30, 2017 and authorized an additional $100 million for future share repurchases.

Mr. Rick Wessel, chief executive officer, stated, “We posted strong third quarter results, again driven by remarkable growth in Latin America and continued realization of merger synergies. Our results in Latin America saw same-store pawn loans grow 22%, or 14% on a constant currency basis, compared to the prior-year quarter, while same-store pawn lending fees and retail merchandise sales, collectively, “core pawn revenues,” grew 23%, or 17% on a constant currency basis, compared to the prior-year quarter. Likewise, the U.S. also saw continued sequential improvements with same-store pawn loans up 5% in the legacy First Cash stores compared to the prior-year quarter.

Supported by our strong cash flows and balance sheet, the Board of Directors has increased the dividend by 5%, to $0.80 per share on an annualized basis. Additionally, we remain active in the market and have repurchased 1,115,000 shares through October 25th under our current repurchase authorization. The Board also announced an additional $100 million share repurchase authorization to become effective upon the completion of the current plan that has approximately $35 million remaining. It is expected that the current plan will be completed later this year or very early in 2018,” Mr. Wessel concluded.

Earnings Highlights
The Company reported the following consolidated results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 (in thousands, except per share amounts):
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
As Reported
 
Adjusted
 
As Reported
 
Adjusted
 
 
(GAAP) *
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(GAAP) *
 
(Non-GAAP)
Revenue
 
$
435,412

 
$
435,412

 
$
261,153

 
$
261,153

Net income (loss)
 
$
28,274

 
$
28,861

 
$
(1,412
)
 
$
20,126

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.59

 
$
0.61

 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
0.58

EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)
 
$
61,150

 
$
62,081

 
$
12,639

 
$
42,290

Weighted avg diluted shares
 
47,668

 
47,668

 
34,631

 
34,631


*
Other than EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the detailed reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures provided elsewhere in this release.



 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
As Reported
 
Adjusted
 
As Reported
 
Adjusted
 
 
(GAAP) *
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(GAAP) *
 
(Non-GAAP)
Revenue
 
$
1,299,617

 
$
1,299,617

 
$
626,335

 
$
626,335

Net income
 
$
76,158

 
$
87,044

 
$
23,435

 
$
47,884

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
1.58

 
$
1.81

 
$
0.77

 
$
1.58

EBITDA (non-GAAP measure)
 
$
174,770

 
$
192,048

 
$
67,718

 
$
101,848

Weighted avg diluted shares
 
48,117

 
48,117

 
30,372

 
30,372


*
Other than EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the detailed reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures provided elsewhere in this release.
Adjusted earnings measures exclude merger related expenses in both the 2017 and 2016 periods, the loss on extinguishment of debt as a result of the senior notes refinancing in May of 2017 and certain other adjustments, which are further described in the detailed reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures provided elsewhere in this release.
Results of operations for the three month and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017 include the results of operations for Cash America which merged with FirstCash on September 1, 2016 (the “Merger”). The comparable prior-year periods include the results of operations for Cash America for the period September 2, 2016 to September 30, 2016, affecting comparability of 2017 and 2016 amounts. Unless noted otherwise, same-store results reported herein exclude Cash America results, as the stores were not in the comparative base for the full prior-year quarter or the year-to-date period.
Despite an unprecedented series of hurricanes and earthquakes in the third quarter, which impacted approximately 250 locations in markets that included coastal Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and central and southern Mexico, the Company was able to quickly reopen most stores, resulting in no material impact to reported earnings results for the quarter.
For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2017, consolidated revenues totaled $1.8 billion, net income totaled $113 million and adjusted EBITDA totaled $270 million. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures and are calculated in the detailed reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures provided elsewhere in this release.

Note: Certain growth rates in “Revenue Highlights” and “Pawn Operating Metrics” are calculated on a constant currency basis, a non-GAAP measure defined elsewhere in this release and reconciled to the most comparable GAAP measures in the financial statements in this release. The average Mexican peso to U.S. dollar exchange rate for the three-month period ended September 30, 2017 was 17.8 pesos / dollar, a favorable change of 5% versus the comparable prior-year period, and for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 was 18.9 pesos / dollar, an unfavorable change of 3% versus the prior-year period.

Revenue Highlights
Consolidated core pawn revenues grew 64% for the quarter and 99% for the year-to-date period (61% and 101%, respectively, on a constant currency basis) compared to the respective prior-year periods, primarily due to the Merger and continued revenue growth in Latin America.
U.S. segment revenues for the third quarter totaled $307 million, an increase of 94% compared to the third quarter of 2016, due primarily to the Merger. U.S. same-store core pawn revenues in the legacy First Cash stores increased by 1% for the quarter.


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In the U.S. segment, same-store pawn fee revenues for the quarter in the legacy First Cash stores increased 3%, driven by 5% growth in same-store pawn receivables, while same-store retail sales in these stores declined 1% compared to the prior-year quarter. Same-store retail sales in the legacy Cash America stores improved on a sequential basis to down 1% compared to a decline of 3% in the second quarter of 2017. While same-store pawn fee revenues for the quarter in these stores declined 11% compared to the prior-year quarter, they have stabilized sequentially and the pawn yield is improving compared to the prior year.
Latin America segment revenues for the third quarter totaled $129 million, an increase of 25% on a U.S. dollar translated basis and 20% on a constant currency basis as compared to the third quarter of 2016, driven by strong same-store sales results, which included a same-store retail sales increase of 59%, or 52% on a constant currency basis, in the Maxi Prenda stores, and contributions from new stores.
Latin America same-store core pawn revenues for the quarter increased 23% on a U.S. dollar translated basis, driven by a 24% increase in retail sales and a 20% increase in pawn fees compared to the prior-year quarter. On a constant currency basis, Latin America same-store core pawn revenues for the quarter increased 17% with a 19% increase in retail sales and a 14% increase in pawn fees compared to the prior-year quarter.
Pawn Operating Metrics
Retail margins in Latin America for the quarter remained strong at 37%, especially given the significant volume of consumer electronic sales. U.S. segment retail margins for the quarter were 33%, which reflected the expected impact of the Merger, including the current focus on clearing aged inventory levels in the Cash America stores.
Pawn loans in Latin America totaled $90 million at September 30, 2017 and increased by 24% on a U.S. dollar translated basis and 16% on a constant currency basis from September 30, 2016. Same-store pawn loans in Latin America at quarter end increased 22% on a dollar translated basis and increased 14% on a constant currency basis compared to the prior-year.
U.S. segment pawn loans outstanding at September 30, 2017 totaled $281 million, which included $209 million from the Cash America locations. Pawn loans in the legacy U.S. First Cash stores increased 5% on a same-store basis from September 30, 2016, marking the fourth sequential quarter of positive year-over-year comparisons, and was significantly better than the 3% decline at this point a year ago. Excluding coastal Texas markets affected by the hurricane, Cash America same-store pawn receivables declined 11%, which was a sequential improvement over the 13% decline last quarter. The year-over-year decrease was driven in large part by continued efforts to improve portfolio yields and optimize loan-to-value ratios.
Total inventories at September 30, 2017 were reduced to $309 million, compared to $333 million a year ago, as the Company continues to make significant progress in optimizing inventory levels in the Cash America operations. As of September 30, 2017, inventories aged greater than one year in the Latin America stores remained extremely low at 1% while they were 9% in the U.S. Aged inventories in the legacy First Cash U.S. stores were 5%, while aged inventories in the Cash America stores were 11%, a significant sequential improvement over the 14% aged level last quarter.
Store Expansion Activity
During the third quarter of 2017, the Company added nine new stores in Mexico and one new location in the U.S. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company added 37 pawn stores in Latin America and three pawn stores in the U.S.
In Colombia, the Company has signed leases for one store and a corporate office and has additional retail locations in the leasing pipeline. Additionally, the Company has started hiring key local employees with the expectation for the first store to open in early 2018.
As of September 30, 2017, FirstCash operated 2,106 stores, composed of 989 stores in Latin America and 1,117 stores in the U.S. In addition, there were 63 check cashing locations operated by independent franchisees under franchising agreements with the Company at quarter end.

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Cash Dividend and Stock Repurchases
The Company’s Board of Directors approved an increase in the annual dividend of 5% from $0.76 per share to $0.80 per share, or $0.20 per share quarterly, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017. The $0.20 per share fourth quarter cash dividend on common shares outstanding declared by the Board of Directors will be paid on November 30, 2017 to stockholders of record as of November 13, 2017. Any future dividends are subject to approval by the Company’s Board of Directors.
Under the Company’s current $100 million share repurchase authorization, the Company repurchased 1,115,000 shares consisting of 954,000 shares at quarter end and an additional 161,000 shares through October 25th at an aggregate cost of approximately $65 million, or an average repurchase price of $58.03 per share, leaving approximately $35 million available for future share repurchases under the current buyback authorization. The Company expects to complete the remaining authorization later this year or early in 2018, subject to expected liquidity, debt covenant restrictions and other relevant factors.
Given the progress of repurchases under the existing plan and the strong cash flows from the business, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an additional $100 million share repurchase program that will become effective following the completion of the current plan.
Liquidity
The Company generated $205 million in operating cash flow and $195 million in adjusted free cash flow during the twelve months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $68 million and $46 million, respectively, during the same prior-year period. Adjusted free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure and is calculated in the detailed reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures provided elsewhere in this release.
Total outstanding debt at September 30, 2017 was $440 million which includes the $300 million senior notes due in 2024 and $140 million drawn on the $400 million unsecured credit facility. This compares to $560 million of outstanding debt at September 30, 2016.
The ratio of net debt, defined as total debt less cash and cash equivalents, to trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA, as defined in the Company’s senior notes covenants, was 1.3 to 1.
As of September 30, 2017, the Company had $93 million in cash on its balance sheet and $256 million of availability for future borrowings under its long-term, unsecured credit facility.
Fiscal 2017 Outlook
The Company is reiterating its fiscal full-year 2017 guidance for adjusted earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure that excludes Merger related expenses and the loss on extinguishment of debt as a result of the senior notes refinancing in May 2017, to be in the range of $2.60 to $2.70.
The guidance for fiscal 2017 is presented on a non-GAAP basis, as it does not include the impact of Merger and other acquisition expenses or the loss on extinguishment of debt. Given the difficulty in predicting the amount and timing of future ongoing Merger expenses, the Company cannot reasonably provide a full reconciliation of adjusted guidance to GAAP guidance.
The Company’s current guidance also includes the following estimates:
2017 adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure that excludes Merger related expenses and the loss on extinguishment of debt, is projected to be in the range of approximately $124 million to $129 million versus 2016 adjusted net income of $85 million.
Adjusted EBITDA, also a non-GAAP measure, is projected to be in the range of approximately $268 million to $275 million for fiscal 2017. This compares to adjusted EBITDA of $180 million in fiscal 2016 and $132 million in fiscal 2015.
These estimates of expected adjusted earnings per share, adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA include the following assumptions:
An estimated fourth quarter exchange rate of 19.0 Mexican pesos / U.S. dollar, which implies a full year 2017 average rate of 19.0 Mexican pesos / U.S. dollar.

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An anticipated fourth quarter negative impact on pawn loan fees of $0.02 to $0.03 per share due to the unprecedented series of hurricanes and earthquakes experienced in the third quarter and the resulting negative impact on pawn receivables, especially in the coastal Texas markets.
The Company discontinued its small online consumer lending operation during the third quarter. This action, combined with consumer lending store closures, are anticipated to contribute to a 10% decline in fourth quarter consumer lending revenues compared to 2016.
Plans to open or acquire approximately 50 to 60 stores in 2017.

Additional Commentary and Analysis

Mr. Wessel further commented, “Our operating results for the third quarter were even more impressive in light of the recent hurricanes and earthquakes, which impacted approximately 250 stores in markets that included coastal Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and central and southern Mexico. I am pleased to say that through the diligent efforts of our operations team, our employees remained safe and all but two stores are now back online. There was minimal financial impact during the third quarter and we believe that lost retail sales at closed stores were quickly recovered after reopening.

Retail sales were strong during the quarter as our momentum continued in Latin America with same-store sales driven by the successful completion of the integration of the Maxi Prenda stores that are now included in our same-store sales results. Retail sales in these stores increased 59%, or 52% on a constant currency basis, further validating that our best practices can be successfully integrated into our acquired store base. Additionally, same-store retail sales at the Cash America stores improved sequentially as these stores began to utilize the FirstPawn IT platform that has now rolled out to all of our large format pawn stores across the country. Given the difficult environment for brick and mortar focused retailers, we are encouraged by our performance and believe that our stores offer a unique treasure hunt format with changing, value focused merchandise available for our customers daily, something that cannot be easily replicated online. For cash constrained customers, our interest free layaway program, which typically is not offered by online retailers, is also an attractive option for their retail purchases.

Most importantly, we ended the quarter with same-store loan demand up an impressive 22%, or 14% on a constant currency basis, in Latin America and 5% in the legacy U.S. First Cash same-stores, which is significant given the maturity of the U.S. pawn market. This key leading indicator bodes well for the future quarters as we continue to see solid demand for our collateralized, low dollar, short term lending product.

While same-store pawn receivables contracted in the Cash America stores, the decline was consistent with our expectations and we believe it will ultimately generate a higher yielding loan portfolio and inventory sold at higher margins. As we have noted before, the Cash America stores also operated with higher inventory levels per store than the comparative First Cash stores, which we have been working diligently to reduce. Although we saw a decrease in our retail margins during the quarter, largely as a result of this transition, we reduced our inventory position in the U.S. by 14% or $40 million versus the prior-year period. Achieving normalized inventory levels per store should allow us to improve turns and increase margins over time. Additionally, we are tracking to meet or exceed our ambitious Merger run-rate synergy targets of approximately $65 million in early 2018.

It has been an extremely busy year for the operations teams who have not only been focused on new store openings, including the upcoming stores in Colombia, but also on the integration of over 1,000 stores that include both Cash America and Maxi Prenda locations. When the natural disasters impacted approximately 250 of our stores during the third quarter, we set our priorities on getting those stores back up and running. As a result, we are slightly reducing our store opening expectation to approximately 50 to 60 stores this year, which we believe is prudent under the circumstances.


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We reported record levels of adjusted free cash flows of $195 million for the trailing twelve month period. These incremental cash flows from organic growth, acquisitions and the Merger have allowed us to increase our dividend to $0.80 per share annually and repurchase approximately 1.2 million shares of common stock through the third quarter of this year. Even with the $65 million in share repurchases over the last twelve months, we have still been able to reduce debt by $120 million over the same period. Additionally, the Board of Directors has demonstrated their confidence in the business and increased our share buyback authorization by $100 million.

In closing, we are excited about the opportunities ahead for FirstCash and our stable, recession and internet resistant business model that has limited regulatory exposure, a clear path to significant organic store growth in Latin America and excellent cash flows generated in the U.S. to pay dividends and repurchase shares. With the added scale and continued growth, we are now consistently at or near a $3 billion market cap. This is an amazing achievement for a small Texas company that went public in 1991 with just eight stores at that time,” Mr. Wessel concluded.

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 “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.
 
These forward-looking statements are made to provide the public with management’s current assessment of the Company’s business. Although 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 discussed and described in (i) the Company’s 2016 annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2017, including the risks described in Part 1, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” thereof, (ii) the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 7, 2017, including the risks described in Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” thereof, and (iii) the other reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s forthcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. 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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About FirstCash

FirstCash is the leading international operator of pawn stores with over 2,100 retail pawn and consumer lending locations in 26 U.S. states and Latin America, which includes all the states in Mexico and the countries of Guatemala and El Salvador. The Company employs more than 16,000 people between the U.S. and Latin America. FirstCash focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers primarily 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 95% 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®. FirstCash’s common stock (ticker symbol “FCFS”) is traded on the NYSE, home to many of the world’s most iconic brands, technology business leaders and emerging growth companies shaping today’s global economic landscape. For additional information regarding FirstCash and the services it provides, visit FirstCash’s websites located at http://www.firstcash.com and http://www.cashamerica.com.

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FIRSTCASH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
246,334

 
$
152,215

 
$
750,150

 
$
386,534

Pawn loan fees
 
132,545

 
79,505

 
383,428

 
182,816

Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
37,528

 
18,956

 
107,285

 
35,906

Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
19,005

 
10,477

 
58,754

 
21,079

Total revenue
 
435,412

 
261,153

 
1,299,617

 
626,335

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
161,350

 
93,399

 
483,458

 
239,166

Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
36,831

 
16,977

 
102,370

 
30,701

Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
6,185

 
3,413

 
15,419

 
5,780

Total cost of revenue
 
204,366

 
113,789

 
601,247

 
275,647

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
231,046

 
147,364

 
698,370

 
350,688

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expenses and other income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
138,966

 
80,574

 
412,780

 
190,563

Administrative expenses
 
29,999

 
24,500

 
93,542

 
58,277

Depreciation and amortization
 
13,872

 
7,281

 
42,804

 
17,165

Interest expense
 
6,129

 
5,073

 
17,827

 
13,859

Interest income
 
(418
)
 
(138
)
 
(1,138
)
 
(636
)
Merger and other acquisition expenses
 
911

 
29,398

 
3,164

 
33,877

Loss on extinguishment of debt
 
20

 

 
14,114

 

Net loss on sale of common stock of Enova
 

 
253

 

 
253

Total expenses and other income
 
189,479

 
146,941

 
583,093

 
313,358

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
 
41,567

 
423

 
115,277

 
37,330

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
 
13,293

 
1,835

 
39,119

 
13,895

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
28,274

 
$
(1,412
)
 
$
76,158

 
$
23,435

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.59

 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
1.58

 
$
0.77

Diluted
 
$
0.59

 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
1.58

 
$
0.77

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
47,628

 
34,631

 
48,090

 
30,372

Diluted
 
47,668

 
34,631

 
48,117

 
30,372

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.190

 
$
0.125

 
$
0.570

 
$
0.375


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FIRSTCASH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
 
September 30,
 
December 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
93,411

 
$
83,356

 
$
89,955

Fees and service charges receivable
 
45,134

 
45,708

 
41,013

Pawn loans
 
371,367

 
373,169

 
350,506

Consumer loans, net
 
24,515

 
27,792

 
29,204

Inventories
 
308,683

 
332,862

 
330,683

Income taxes receivable
 
27,867

 
36,449

 
25,510

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
23,818

 
31,935

 
25,264

Investment in common stock of Enova
 

 
54,786

 

Total current assets
 
894,795

 
986,057

 
892,135

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
 
234,309

 
240,749

 
236,057

Goodwill
 
834,883

 
865,350

 
831,151

Intangible assets, net
 
95,991

 
106,502

 
104,474

Other assets
 
59,054

 
69,125

 
71,679

Deferred tax assets
 
12,694

 
9,912

 
9,707

Total assets
 
$
2,131,726

 
$
2,277,695

 
$
2,145,203

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
$
94,769

 
$
129,997

 
$
109,354

Customer deposits
 
37,626

 
37,591

 
33,536

Income taxes payable
 
3,763

 
910

 
738

Total current liabilities
 
136,158

 
168,498

 
143,628

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revolving unsecured credit facility
 
140,000

 
360,000

 
260,000

Senior unsecured notes
 
294,961

 
196,373

 
196,545

Deferred tax liabilities
 
73,203

 
42,125

 
61,275

Other liabilities
 
19,725

 
77,645

 
33,769

Total liabilities
 
664,047

 
844,641

 
695,217

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock
 

 

 

Common stock
 
493

 
493

 
493

Additional paid-in capital
 
1,219,589

 
1,217,820

 
1,217,969

Retained earnings
 
436,159

 
359,926

 
387,401

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(88,445
)
 
(109,114
)
 
(119,806
)
Common stock held in treasury, at cost
 
(100,117
)
 
(36,071
)
 
(36,071
)
Total stockholders’ equity
 
1,467,679

 
1,433,054

 
1,449,986

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
2,131,726

 
$
2,277,695

 
$
2,145,203




9


FIRSTCASH, INC.
OPERATING INFORMATION
(UNAUDITED)

The Company’s reportable segments are as follows:

U.S. operations - Includes all pawn and consumer loan operations in the U.S.
Latin America operations - Includes all pawn and consumer loan operations in Latin America, which currently includes operations in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador

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, consumer loans, net and inventories as well as other earning asset metrics of the U.S. operations segment as of September 30, 2017 as compared to September 30, 2016 (in thousands):

 
Balance at September 30,
 
Increase /
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Decrease)
U.S. Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earning assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pawn loans
$
281,217

 
$
300,646

 
 
(6
)%
 
Consumer loans, net (1)
 
24,108

 
 
27,381

 
 
(12
)%
 
Inventories
 
240,384

 
 
280,429

 
 
(14
)%
 
 
$
545,709

 
$
608,456

 
 
(10
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average outstanding pawn loan amount (in ones)
$
152

 
$
145

 
 
5
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of pawn collateral:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
36
%
 
39
%
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
64
%
 
61
%
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of inventories:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
43
%
 
48
%
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
57
%
 
52
%
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percentage of inventory aged greater than one year
9
%
 
6
%
 
 
 
 

(1) 
Does not include the off-balance sheet principal portion of active CSO extensions of credit made by independent third-party lenders. These amounts, net of the Company’s estimated fair value of its liability for guaranteeing the extensions of credit, totaled $9,251 and $11,641 as of September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

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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 September 30, 2017 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016 (in thousands):

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 30,
 
 
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
Increase
U.S. Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
160,598

 
$
84,547

 
 
90
%
 
Pawn loan fees
 
95,266

 
48,840

 
 
95
%
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
32,397

 
15,046

 
 
115
%
 
Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
18,525

 
9,991

 
 
85
%
 
Total revenue
 
306,786

 
158,424

 
 
94
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
107,561

 
51,922

 
 
107
%
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
31,518

 
13,955

 
 
126
%
 
Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
6,068

 
3,275

 
 
85
%
 
Total cost of revenue
 
145,147

 
69,152

 
 
110
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
161,639

 
89,272

 
 
81
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
104,555

 
52,480

 
 
99
%
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
5,919

 
2,906

 
 
104
%
 
Total segment expenses
 
110,474

 
55,386

 
 
99
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
51,165

 
$
33,886

 
 
51
%
 


11


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

The following table presents segment pre-tax operating income of the U.S. operations segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016 (in thousands):

 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 30,
 
 
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
Increase
U.S. Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
519,116

 
$
186,673

 
 
178
%
 
Pawn loan fees
 
287,338

 
94,929

 
 
203
%
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
91,430

 
25,910

 
 
253
%
 
Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
57,425

 
19,619

 
 
193
%
 
Total revenue
 
955,309

 
327,131

 
 
192
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
337,789

 
114,632

 
 
195
%
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
87,600

 
22,914

 
 
282
%
 
Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
15,115

 
5,380

 
 
181
%
 
Total cost of revenue
 
440,504

 
142,926

 
 
208
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
514,805

 
184,205

 
 
179
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
318,044

 
107,196

 
 
197
%
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
18,759

 
5,827

 
 
222
%
 
Total segment expenses
 
336,803

 
113,023

 
 
198
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
178,002

 
$
71,182

 
 
150
%
 



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 measures, which exclude the effects of foreign currency translation and are calculated by translating current year results at prior year average exchange rates. The scrap jewelry generated in Latin America is sold and settled in U.S. dollars and is therefore not affected by foreign currency translation. A small percentage of the operating and administrative expenses in Latin America are also billed and paid in U.S. dollars which are not affected by foreign currency translation. 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 details earning assets, which consist of pawn loans, consumer loans, net and inventories as well as other earning asset metrics of the Latin America operations segment as of September 30, 2017 as compared to September 30, 2016 (in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constant Currency Basis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 30,
 
Increase /
 
Balance at September 30,
 
Increase /
 
2017
 
(Decrease)
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Decrease)
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(Non-GAAP)
Latin America Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earning assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pawn loans
$
90,150

 
$
72,523

 
 
24
 %
 
 
$
84,378

 
 
16
 %
 
Consumer loans, net
 
407

 
 
411

 
 
(1
)%
 
 
380

 
 
(8
)%
 
Inventories
 
68,299

 
 
52,433

 
 
30
 %
 
 
63,855

 
 
22
 %
 
 
$
158,856

 
$
125,367

 
 
27
 %
 
 
$
148,613

 
 
19
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average outstanding pawn loan amount (in ones)
$
67

 
$
59

 
 
14
 %
 
 
$
63

 
 
7
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of pawn collateral:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
82
%
 
82
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
18
%
 
18
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composition of inventories:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General merchandise
75
%
 
80
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jewelry
25
%
 
20
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percentage of inventory aged greater than one year
1
%
 
1
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


13


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 September 30, 2017 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016 (in thousands):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constant Currency Basis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
September 30,
 
Increase /
 
 
September 30,
 
Increase /
 
2017
 
(Decrease)
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Decrease)
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(Non-GAAP)
Latin America Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
85,736

 
$
67,668

 
 
27
 %
 
 
$
81,686

 
 
21
 %
 
Pawn loan fees
 
37,279

 
30,665

 
 
22
 %
 
 
35,534

 
 
16
 %
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
5,131

 
3,910

 
 
31
 %
 
 
5,131

 
 
31
 %
 
Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
480

 
486

 
 
(1
)%
 
 
457

 
 
(6
)%
 
Total revenue
 
128,626

 
102,729

 
 
25
 %
 
 
122,808

 
 
20
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
53,789

 
41,477

 
 
30
 %
 
 
51,252

 
 
24
 %
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
5,313

 
3,022

 
 
76
 %
 
 
5,068

 
 
68
 %
 
Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
117

 
138

 
 
(15
)%
 
 
111

 
 
(20
)%
 
Total cost of revenue
 
59,219

 
44,637

 
 
33
 %
 
 
56,431

 
 
26
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
69,407

 
58,092

 
 
19
 %
 
 
66,377

 
 
14
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
34,411

 
28,094

 
 
22
 %
 
 
32,920

 
 
17
 %
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
2,704

 
2,602

 
 
4
 %
 
 
2,587

 
 
(1
)%
 
Total segment expenses
 
37,115

 
30,696

 
 
21
 %
 
 
35,507

 
 
16
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
32,292

 
$
27,396

 
 
18
 %
 
 
$
30,870

 
 
13
 %
 


14


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

The following table presents segment pre-tax operating income of the Latin America operations segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016 (in thousands):

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constant Currency Basis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
September 30,
 
Increase /
 
 
September 30,
 
Increase /
 
2017
 
(Decrease)
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Decrease)
 
(Non-GAAP)
 
(Non-GAAP)
Latin America Operations Segment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail merchandise sales
 
$
231,034

 
$
199,861

 
 
16
 %
 
 
$
238,833

 
 
19
 %
 
Pawn loan fees
 
96,090

 
87,887

 
 
9
 %
 
 
99,272

 
 
13
 %
 
Wholesale scrap jewelry sales
 
15,855

 
9,996

 
 
59
 %
 
 
15,855

 
 
59
 %
 
Consumer loan and credit services fees
 
1,329

 
1,460

 
 
(9
)%
 
 
1,377

 
 
(6
)%
 
Total revenue
 
344,308

 
299,204

 
 
15
 %
 
 
355,337

 
 
19
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of retail merchandise sold
 
145,669

 
124,534

 
 
17
 %
 
 
150,536

 
 
21
 %
 
Cost of wholesale scrap jewelry sold
 
14,770

 
7,787

 
 
90
 %
 
 
15,238

 
 
96
 %
 
Consumer loan and credit services loss provision
 
304

 
400

 
 
(24
)%
 
 
315

 
 
(21
)%
 
Total cost of revenue
 
160,743

 
132,721

 
 
21
 %
 
 
166,089

 
 
25
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenue
 
183,565

 
166,483

 
 
10
 %
 
 
189,248

 
 
14
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store operating expenses
 
94,736

 
83,367

 
 
14
 %
 
 
97,565

 
 
17
 %
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
7,723

 
7,919

 
 
(2
)%
 
 
7,956

 
 
 %
 
Total segment expenses
 
102,459

 
91,286

 
 
12
 %
 
 
105,521

 
 
16
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
 
$
81,106

 
$
75,197

 
 
8
 %
 
 
$
83,727

 
 
11
 %
 


15


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
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Consolidated Results of Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. operations segment pre-tax operating income
$
51,165

 
$
33,886

 
$
178,002

 
$
71,182

Latin America operations segment pre-tax operating income
32,292

 
27,396

 
81,106

 
75,197

Consolidated segment pre-tax operating income
83,457

 
61,282

 
259,108

 
146,379

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate expenses and other income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Administrative expenses
29,999

 
24,500

 
93,542

 
58,277

Depreciation and amortization
5,249

 
1,773

 
16,322

 
3,419

Interest expense
6,129

 
5,073

 
17,827

 
13,859

Interest income
(418
)
 
(138
)
 
(1,138
)
 
(636
)
Merger and other acquisition expenses
911

 
29,398

 
3,164

 
33,877

Loss on extinguishment of debt
20

 

 
14,114

 

Net loss on sale of common stock of Enova

 
253

 

 
253

Total corporate expenses and other income
41,890

 
60,859

 
143,831

 
109,049

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
41,567

 
423

 
115,277

 
37,330

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
13,293

 
1,835

 
39,119

 
13,895

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
28,274

 
$
(1,412
)
 
$
76,158

 
$
23,435



16


FIRSTCASH, INC.
STORE COUNT ACTIVITY

The following table details store count activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2017:

 
 
 
 
Consumer
 
 
 
 
Pawn
 
Loan
 
Total
 
 
Locations (1)
 
Locations (2)
 
Locations
U.S. operations segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total locations, beginning of period
 
1,085

 
45

 
1,130

New locations opened
 
2

 

 
2

Locations acquired
 
1

 

 
1

Locations closed or consolidated
 
(15
)
 
(1
)
 
(16
)
Total locations, end of period
 
1,073

 
44

 
1,117

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Latin America operations segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total locations, beginning of period
 
927

 
28

 
955

New locations opened
 
32

 

 
32

Locations acquired
 
5

 

 
5

Locations closed or consolidated
 
(3
)
 

 
(3
)
Total locations, end of period
 
961

 
28

 
989

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total locations, beginning of period
 
2,012

 
73

 
2,085

New locations opened
 
34

 

 
34

Locations acquired
 
6

 

 
6

Locations closed or consolidated
 
(18
)
 
(1
)
 
(19
)
Total locations, end of period
 
2,034

 
72

 
2,106


(1) 
At September 30, 2017, 317 of the U.S. pawn stores, which are primarily located in Texas and Ohio, also offered consumer loans or credit services products, while 49 Mexico pawn stores offer consumer loan products.

(2) 
The Company’s U.S. free-standing consumer loan locations offer consumer loans and/or a credit services product and are located in Ohio, Texas, California and limited markets in Mexico. The table does not include 63 check cashing locations operated by independent franchises under franchising agreements with the Company.



17


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 net income per share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and constant currency results (as defined or explained below) 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 operating performance and because management believes they provide greater transparency into the Company’s results of operations. However, items that are excluded from and other adjustments and assumptions that are made in calculating adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and constant currency results 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, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and constant currency results, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The Company expects to incur additional expenses in 2017 and 2018 in connection with its Merger and integration of Cash America. The Company has adjusted the applicable financial measures to exclude these items because it generally would not incur such costs and expenses as part of its continuing operations. The Merger related expenses are predominantly incremental costs directly associated with the Merger and integration of Cash America, including professional fees, legal expenses, severance and retention payments, accelerated vesting of certain equity compensation awards, contract breakage costs and costs related to consolidation of technology systems and corporate facilities.


18


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

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Share
Management believes the presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted net income per share (“Adjusted Income Measures”) 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. 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 the net income and diluted earnings per share calculated in accordance with GAAP to the Adjusted Income Measures, which are shown net of tax (in thousands, except per share data):
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
 
In Thousands
 
Per Share
Net income (loss), as reported
$
28,274

 
$
0.59

 
$
(1,412
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
76,158

 
$
1.58

 
$
23,435

 
$
0.77

Adjustments, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merger related expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transaction

 

 
10,915

 
0.32

 

 

 
13,732

 
0.45

Severance and retention
56

 

 
8,737

 
0.25

 
857

 
0.02

 
8,737

 
0.29

Other
518

 
0.02

 
1,726

 
0.05

 
1,137

 
0.02

 
1,726

 
0.06

Total Merger related expenses
574

 
0.02

 
21,378

 
0.62

 
1,994

 
0.04

 
24,195

 
0.80

Other acquisition expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 
94

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt
13

 

 

 

 
8,892

 
0.19

 

 

Net loss on sale of common stock of Enova

 

 
160

 

 

 

 
160

 
0.01

Adjusted net income
$
28,861

 
$
0.61


$
20,126

 
$
0.58

 
$
87,044

 
$
1.81

 
$
47,884

 
$
1.58



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

The following tables provide a reconciliation of the gross amounts, the impact of income taxes and the net amounts for each of the adjustments included in the table above (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
After-tax
 
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
After-tax
Merger related expenses (1)
$
911

 
$
337

 
$
574

 
$
29,398

 
$
8,020

 
$
21,378

Loss on extinguishment of debt
20

 
7

 
13

 

 

 

Net loss on sale of common stock of Enova

 

 

 
253

 
93

 
160

Total adjustments
$
931

 
$
344

 
$
587

 
$
29,651

 
$
8,113

 
$
21,538


 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
After-tax
 
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
After-tax
Merger related expenses (1)
$
3,164

 
$
1,170

 
$