Commenting on the results of the quarter, Daniel R. Feehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cash America, said, “We continued to see strong performance out of our E-commerce business in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the higher levels of assets observed in the second and third quarters contributed to earnings growth that exceeded our expectations this period.”
Net income attributable to the Company for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 was $107,470,000 (3.42 per share) compared to $135,963,000 ($4.25 per share) for the same twelve-month period of 2011. When adding back the unusual items for the full year, which includes $25.4 million (81 cents per share) related to Mexico charges, $8.4 million (27 cents per share) related to the refund expense plus $2.5 million (7 cents per share) related to expenses associated with the July 2012 withdrawal of the Enova International, Inc. proposed initial public offering, adjusted earnings, a non-GAAP measure, would have been $143.8 million and adjusted earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure, would have been $4.57 per share for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2012, up 8% for the period. Total revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 increased 14% to $1.80 billion, up from $1.58 billion during the same twelve-month period in 2011.
Cash America will conduct a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:00 AM CST. A live web cast of the call will be available on the Company’s corporate web site in the Investor Relations section ( www.cashamerica.com). To listen to the live call, please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.
Additionally, the Company announced that the Board of Directors, at its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting, declared a $0.035 (3.5 cents) per share cash dividend on common stock outstanding. The dividend will be paid at the close of business on February 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on February 6, 2013.