EZCORP Announces Changes to Segment Reporting

AUSTIN, Texas, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EZCORP, Inc. (Nasdaq: EZPW), a leading provider of instant cash solutions for consumers, today announced changes to its segment reporting.  These changes will be effective beginning with the Company's second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012.

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Previously, the Company reported segments based primarily on product offerings as follows:

  • US Pawn Operations – 468 stores in the U.S. offering primarily pawn, buy/sell and, in 74 cases, unsecured loans and/or auto title loans (or related credit services).
  • Empeno Facil – 205 stores in Mexico offering pawn and buy/sell.
  • EZMONEY Operations – 435 stores in the U.S. offering unsecured loans and/or auto title loans (or related credit services) and 67 stores in Canada offering a mix of unsecured loans and buy/sell.

The Company also owns almost 30% of Albemarle & Bond Holdings PLC (ABM.L) and approximately 33% of Cash Converters International Limited (CCV.ASX), each of which are accounted for under the equity accounting method. Additionally, in January 2012, the Company acquired 60% of Prestaciones Finmart, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (doing business under the name "Crediamigo"), an unsecured lending business in Mexico.

The Company's strategy includes both broadening its product offerings and expanding its geographic coverage through strategic partners. Many of its bricks and mortar locations now offer multiple products, including pawn, buy/sell, unsecured loans, auto title loans and the Change Card (the Company's branded, reloadable debit card offering). In addition, the Company is increasingly being organized and managed along geographic lines, with product offerings and channels based on local custom and regulation. The Company has concluded that segment reporting based on geography more closely aligns with its management organization and strategic direction. Accordingly, for periods ending after January 1, 2012, the Company will report segments as follows:

  • U.S. & Canada – All business activities in the United States and Canada.
  • Latin America – All business activities in Mexico and other parts of Latin America.
  • Other International – All business activities in the rest of the world (currently consisting of unsecured loans online in the U.K. and the Company's equity interests in the net income of Albemarle & Bond and Cash Converters International).

Where practical, expenses, including administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, are allocated to segments. Interest is also allocated to segments where indebtedness is incurred at the local country level and is non-recourse to EZCORP. Expenses that cannot be allocated are included as corporate expenses.

In the tables below, the Company updated its segment reporting for all quarters of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, all quarters of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 and the quarter ended December 31, 2011:

EZCORP, Inc.

Operating Segment Results

(In Thousands)














Year Ended September 30, 2011




U.S. & Canada


Latin America


Other
International


Consolidated











Revenues:









Merchandise sales

$           256,846


$             25,237


$                      -


$           282,083


Jewelry scrapping sales

196,482


15,997


-


212,479


Pawn service charges

184,234


16,901


-


201,135


Consumer loan fees

171,951


-


-


171,951


Other

1,547


122


-


1,669



Total revenues

811,060


58,257


-


869,317











Merchandise cost of goods sold

147,388


14,672


-


162,060

Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold

121,355


12,205


-


133,560

Consumer loan bad debt

38,759


-


-


38,759


Net revenues

503,558


31,380


-


534,938











Operating expenses: 








  Store operations

246,416


20,636


-


267,052

  Administrative

19,444


4,447


795


24,686

  Depreciation

11,211


2,446


-


13,657

  Amortization

456


399


-


855

  Loss on sale/disposal of assets

296


13


-


309

  Interest, net

30


4


-


34

  Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

-


-


(16,237)


(16,237)

  Other

(3)


7


(168)


(164)

Segment contribution

$           225,708


$               3,428


$             15,610


$           244,746

Corporate expenses







56,035

Income before taxes







188,711

Income tax expense



66,552

Net income







122,159

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest






-

Net income attributable to EZCORP, Inc.







$           122,159


EZCORP, Inc.

Operating Segment Results

(In Thousands)














Year Ended September 30, 2010




U.S. & Canada


Latin America


Other
International


Consolidated











Revenues:









Merchandise sales

$           226,424


$             14,030


$                      -


$           240,454


Jewelry scrapping sales

164,022


7,389


-


171,411


Pawn service charges

154,505


9,190


-


163,695


Consumer loan fees

157,022


-


-


157,022


Other

463


-


-


463



Total revenues

702,436


30,609


-


733,045











Merchandise cost of goods sold

131,825


8,459


-


140,284

Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold

104,701


6,137


-


110,838

Consumer loan bad debt

34,444


-


-


34,444


Net revenues

431,466


16,013


-


447,479











Operating expenses: 








  Store operations

225,006


11,658


-


236,664

  Administrative

16,550


2,763


69


19,382

  Depreciation

9,442


1,453


-


10,895

  Amortization

275


356


-


631

  (Gain)/loss on sale/disposal of assets

1,546


(2)


-


1,544

  Interest, net

-


2


-


2

  Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

-


-


(10,750)


(10,750)

  Other

3


(3)


(93)


(93)

Segment contribution

$           178,644


$                (214)


$             10,774


$           189,204

Corporate expenses







37,674

Income before taxes







151,530

Income tax expense



54,236

Net income







97,294

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest






-

 

EZCORP, Inc.

Operating Segment Results

(In Thousands)














Three Months Ended December 31, 2011




U.S. & Canada


Latin America


Other
International


Consolidated











Revenues:









Merchandise sales

$             76,552


$             10,342


$                      -


$             86,894


Jewelry scrapping sales

52,866


3,537


-


56,403


Pawn service charges

54,370


5,422


-


59,792


Consumer loan fees

45,012


-


76


45,088


Other

576


120


-


696



Total revenues

229,376


19,421


76


248,873











Merchandise cost of goods sold

43,451


4,945


-


48,396

Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold

33,150


2,274


-


35,424

Consumer loan bad debt

10,890


-


135


11,025


Net revenues

141,885


12,202


(59)


154,028











Operating expenses:








  Store operations

68,325


5,998


178


74,501

  Administrative

6,447


1,295


420


8,162

  Depreciation

3,117


680


22


3,819

  Amortization

130


97


-


227

  Gain on sale/disposal of assets

(200)


(1)


-


(201)

  Interest, net

4


(36)


-


(32)

  Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

-


-


(4,161)


(4,161)

  Other

(1,060)


5


(64)


(1,119)

Segment contribution

$             65,122


$               4,164


$               3,546


$             72,832

Corporate expenses







13,341

Income before taxes







59,491

Income tax expense



20,139

Net income







39,352

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest






-

Net income attributable to EZCORP, Inc.







$             39,352


EZCORP, Inc.

Operating Segment Results

(In Thousands)














Three Months Ended December 31, 2010




U.S. & Canada


Latin America


Other
International


Consolidated











Revenues:









Merchandise sales

$             66,305


$               5,575


$                      -


$             71,880


Jewelry scrapping sales

47,203


3,462


-


50,665


Pawn service charges

46,436


3,374


-


49,810


Consumer loan fees

46,310


-


-


46,310


Other

158


3


-


161



Total revenues

206,412


12,414


-


218,826











Merchandise cost of goods sold

38,197


3,114


-


41,311

Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold

29,617


2,638


-


32,255

Consumer loan bad debt

11,028


-


-


11,028


Net revenues

127,570


6,662


-


134,232











Operating expenses:








  Store operations

60,226


4,278


-


64,504

  Administrative

5,403


937


25


6,365

  Depreciation

2,602


506


-


3,108

  Amortization

115


97


-


212

  Loss on sale/disposal of assets

6


1


-


7

  Interest, net

-


1


-


1

  Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

-


-


(3,367)


(3,367)

  Other

-


-


(61)


(61)

Segment contribution

$             59,218


$                  842


$               3,403


$             63,463

Corporate expenses







20,928

Income before taxes







42,535

Income tax expense



15,106

Net income







27,429

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest






-

Net income attributable to EZCORP, Inc.







$             27,429

 

EZCORP, Inc.

Operating Segment Results

(In Thousands)














Three Months Ended December 31, 2009




U.S. & Canada


Latin America


Other
International


Consolidated











Revenues:









Merchandise sales

$             61,262


$               3,354


$                      -


$             64,616


Jewelry scrapping sales

36,835


607


-


37,442


Pawn service charges

38,941


1,856


-


40,797


Consumer loan fees

41,780


-


-


41,780


Other

116


-


-


116



Total revenues

178,934


5,817


-


184,751











Merchandise cost of goods sold

36,906


2,358


-


39,264

Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold

22,831


475


-


23,306

Consumer loan bad debt

9,250


-


-


9,250


Net revenues

109,947


2,984


-


112,931











Operating expenses:








  Store operations

56,017


2,164


-


58,181

  Administrative

3,726


598


67


4,391

  Depreciation

2,224


267


-


2,491

  Amortization

38


88


-


126

  Loss on sale/disposal of assets

211


-


-


211

  Interest, net

-


(2)


-


(2)

  Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

-


-


(1,283)


(1,283)

  Other

(1)


(9)


(5)


(15)

Segment contribution

$             47,732


$                (122)


$               1,221


$             48,831

Corporate expenses







9,004

Income before taxes







39,827