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Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 25, 2011 | About:

Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. has a market cap of $1.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $83.01 with a P/E ratio of 19.2 and P/S ratio of 3.8. Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 20.5% over the past 10 years.Hedge Fund Gurus that owns PRAA: Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns PRAA: RS Investment Management.

Highlight of Business Operations:

The aggregate market value of the common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 30, 2010 was $1,109,804,772 based on the $66.78 closing price as reported on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market.

Our debt purchase business specializes in receivables that have been charged-off by the credit originator. Because the credit originator and/or other debt servicing companies have unsuccessfully attempted to collect these receivables, we are able to purchase them at a substantial discount to their face value. From our 1996 inception through December 31, 2010, we acquired 2,002 portfolios, representing more than 24 million customer accounts, with a face value of $54.8 billion for a total purchase price of $1.7 billion. The success of our business depends on our ability to purchase portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at appropriate valuations and to collect on those receivables effectively and efficiently. We have one reportable segment, receivables management, based on similarities among the operating units including homogeneity of services, service delivery methods and use of technology.

We have achieved strong financial results over the past ten years, with cash collections growing from $30.7 million in 2000 to $529.3 million in 2010. Total revenue has grown from $19.6 million in 2000 to $372.7 million in 2010, a compound annual growth rate of 34%. Similarly, pro forma net income has grown from $1.6 million in 2000 to net income of $73.9 million in 2010.

We have acquired portfolios at various price levels, depending on the age of the portfolio, its geographic distribution, our historical experience with a certain asset type or credit originator and similar factors. A typical defaulted consumer receivables portfolio that we acquire ranges from $1 million to $150 million in face value and contains defaulted consumer receivables from diverse geographic locations with average initial individual account balances of $400 to $7,000.

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