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First Cash Reports 16% Increase In Third Quarter Earnings Per Share To $0.67; Pawn Growth In Mexico Drives Record Earnings; With Completed Fast Cash Acquisition, YTD Store Additions Total 139

FIRST CASH FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. OPERATING INFORMATION (CONTINUED) (UNAUDITED)

The following table details customer loans and inventories held by the Company and active CSO credit extensions from an independent third-party lender as of September 30, 2012, as compared to September 30, 2011 (in thousands).  Constant currency results exclude the effects of foreign currency translation and are calculated by translating current year balances at the prior year end-of-period exchange rate, which is more fully described elsewhere in this release. 

  Balance at     Increase/(Decrease)
  September 30,     Constant Currency
  2012 2011 Increase/(Decrease) Basis
United States:          
Pawn loans  $ 51,875  $ 38,791  $ 13,084 34 % 34 %
CSO credit extensions held by independent third-party (1)  14,048   12,226  1,822 15 % 15 %
Other consumer loans  1,194  41  1,153 2,812 % 2,812 %
   67,117  51,058  16,059 31 % 31 %
           
Mexico:          
Pawn loans  55,839  39,182  16,657 43 % 36 %
Other consumer loans  833  888  (55) (6)% (10)%
   56,672  40,070  16,602 41 % 35 %
           
Total:          
Pawn loans  107,714  77,973  29,741 38 % 35 %
CSO credit extensions held by independent third-party (1)  14,048  12,226   1,822 15 % 15 %
Other consumer loans  2,027  929  1,098 118 % 114 %
   $ 123,789  $ 91,128  $ 32,661 36 % 33 %
           
           
Pawn inventories:          
U.S. pawn inventories  $ 29,649  $ 23,149  $ 6,500 28 % 28 %
Mexico pawn inventories  36,043  31,767  4,276 13 % 8 %
   $ 65,692  $ 54,916  $ 10,776 20 % 17 %

(1) CSO amounts are comprised of the principal portion of active CSO extensions of credit by an independent third-party lender, which are not included on the Company's balance sheet, net of the Company's estimated fair value of its liability under the letters of credit guaranteeing the loans.

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