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Cash America International Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 27, 2012 | About:

Cash America International Inc. (NYSE:CSH) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Cash Am Intl has a market cap of $1.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.43 with a P/E ratio of 10.58 and P/S ratio of 0.88. The dividend yield of Cash Am Intl stocks is 0.3%. Cash Am Intl had an annual average earning growth of 23% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cash Am Intl the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Consolidated net revenue increased $137.6 million, or 17.8%, to $909.8 million, for 2011 compared to $772.2 million in 2010, with 53.8% of the increase contributed by growth in pawn related activities. Net revenue from pawn related activities, which is the sum of pawn loan fees and service charges and the net proceeds from the disposition of merchandise, increased 16.5%, or $74.0 million in 2011 compared to 2010, due to additional pawn loan balances from organic growth and from locations acquired in 2010 and 2011. Consumer loan fees, net of consumer loan loss provision, increased 20.9%, or $64.4 million, in 2011 compared to 2010, primarily due to growth in the e-commerce segment from lending in the foreign markets in which the Company operates and, to a lesser extent, the expansion of the Companys installment loan product in all markets and line of credit products in the U.S.

For 2011, net revenue increased $137.6 million, or 17.8%, to $909.8 million from $772.2 million in 2010. Pawn lending activities accounted for 57.5% and 58.2% of total net revenue for 2011 and 2010, respectively. Net revenue from pawn lending activities increased $74.0 million, to $523.5 million, during 2011 compared to 2010, which accounted for 53.8% of the overall increase in net revenue. The increase in the pawn-related contribution was primarily due to an increase in pawn loan fees and service charges that resulted from higher pawn loan balances due to organic growth in domestic retail operations and increased gross profit from the disposition of merchandise. The increase was also due to additional pawn loan balances as a result of the Companys acquisition on October 4, 2010 of substantially all of the assets of Maxit Financial, LLC (Maxit), which owned and operated a 39-store chain of pawn lending locations that operate in Washington and Arizona under the names Maxit and Pawn X-Change (the Maxit acquisition).

Administration expense for the e-commerce segment increased $14.2 million, or 40.4%, to $49.4 million during 2010 compared to 2009. Personnel expenses increased $12.2 million, primarily due to a $2.0 million increase in salary expenses related to normal personnel additions and merit increases, and an $8.6 million increase in short-term and long-term incentive expense related to the significant increase in segment earnings.

Pursuant to its business strategy of expanding storefront operations for the pawn business in Latin America, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cash America of Mexico, Inc., completed the acquisition of 80% of the outstanding stock of Creazione, which operates retail services locations under the name Prenda Fácil, in December 2008. The Company paid an aggregate initial consideration of $90.5 million, net of cash acquired, of which $82.6 million was paid in cash, including acquisition costs of approximately $3.6 million. The remainder of the initial consideration was paid in the form of 391,236 shares of the Companys common stock with a fair value of $7.9 million as of the closing date. The Company also agreed to pay a supplemental earn-out payment in an amount based on a five times multiple of the consolidated earnings of Prenda Fácils business as specifically defined in the Stock Purchase Agreement (generally Prenda Fácils earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expenses denominated in its local currency) for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2011, reduced by amounts previously paid. The calculation of the supplemental payment produced an amount that was zero; therefore, no supplemental payment was required or made pursuant to the terms of the Stock Purchase Agreement. The Company paid post-closing acquisition costs of $0.3 million, resulting in a total of $82.9 million paid in cash for the acquisition, net of cash acquired. As further described in Note 19, the activities of Prenda Fácil are included in the results of the Companys retail services segment.

The Cash America International, Inc. 401(k) Savings Plan is open to substantially all employees. New employees are automatically enrolled in this plan unless they elect not to participate. The Cash America International, Inc. Nonqualified Savings Plan is available to certain members of management. Participants may contribute up to 75% of their earnings to these plans subject to regulatory and other plan restrictions. The Company makes matching cash contributions of 50% of each participants contributions, based on participant contributions of up to 5% of compensation. Company contributions vest at the rate of 20% each year after one year of service; thus a participant is 100% vested after five years of service. The Companys total contributions to the 401(k) Savings Plan and the Nonqualified Savings Plan were $3.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2011 and $2.8 million for each of the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

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