First Acceptance Corporation (NYSE: FAC) today reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2010 of its fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Operating Results

Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2010 were $56.1 million, compared with $67.1 million for the same period in fiscal year 2009. Income before income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $2.2 million, compared with $4.0 million in the same period in fiscal year 2009. Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $2.1 million, or $0.04 per share on a diluted basis, compared with $2.4 million, or $0.05 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in fiscal year 2009.

Revenues for the nine months ended March 31, 2010 were $167.2 million, compared with $203.8 million for the same period in fiscal year 2009. Income before income taxes for the nine months ended March 31, 2010 was $6.6 million, compared with $6.4 million in the same period in fiscal year 2009. Net income for the nine months ended March 31, 2010 was $6.3 million, or $0.13 per share on a diluted basis, compared with $3.2 million, or $0.07 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in fiscal year 2009.

Premiums earned for the three months ended March 31, 2010 were $46.7 million, compared with $54.8 million for the same period in fiscal year 2009. Premiums earned for the nine months ended March 31, 2010 were $140.3 million, compared with $171.5 million for the same period in fiscal year 2009. These declines were primarily due to the weak economic conditions, which have caused both a decline in the number of policies written, as well as an increase in the percentage of our customers purchasing liability-only coverage. The closure of underperforming stores also contributed to the decrease in policies written and premiums earned. At March 31, 2010, the number of policies in force was 169,603, compared with 173,674 at March 31, 2009. At March 31, 2010, we operated 405 stores, compared with 419 stores at March 31, 2009.