Management provides non-GAAP financial information for informational purposes and to enhance understanding of the Company’s GAAP consolidated financial statements. Readers should consider the information in addition to, but not instead of, its financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. This non-GAAP financial information may be determined or calculated differently by other companies, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.
CASH AMERICA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
Adjusted Earnings Per Share
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP measures. Management believes that the presentation of these measures provides investors with greater transparency and facilitates comparison of operating results across a broad spectrum of companies with varying capital structures, compensation strategies, derivative instruments and amortization methods, which provides a more complete understanding of the Company’s financial performance, competitive position and prospects for the future. Management also believes that investors regularly rely on non-GAAP financial measures, such as adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share, to assess operating performance and that such measures may highlight trends in the Company’s business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying on financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, management believes that the adjustments shown below, especially the adjustments for events that occurred during the three months ended September 30, 2012, such as the reorganization of the Mexico-based pawn operations and the withdrawal of the proposed initial public offering of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Enova International, Inc. (the "proposed Enova IPO"), are useful to investors in order to allow them to compare the Company’s financial results for the quarter with the previous periods shown.
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