|By PR Newswire||
|February 3, 2014 05:57 PM EST||
EDMONTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. ("Cash Store Financial" or "the Company") (TSX: CSF; NYSE: CSFS) today released financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2013. Summary financial tables are included with this release.
Results conference call and webcast details
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST (7:00 a.m. MST).
1-888-231-8191 ID #38529606.
A replay of the conference call will be available until February 11, 2014, by dialing toll-free 1-855-859-2056 and providing the conference ID #38529606.
Selected financial information for the three months ended December 31, 2013:
Loan fees were $36.9 million compared to $39.5 million in the fourth
quarter and $38.0 million in the same quarter last year.
Loan volume was $196.8 million compared to $199.8 million in the fourth
quarter and $203.5 million in the same quarter last year.
Total revenue was $45.2 million compared to $48.3 million in the fourth
quarter and $49.5 million in the same quarter last year.
Same branch revenue was $83,000 compared to $105,000 in the fourth
quarter and $91,000 in the same quarter last year.
Sales expenses were $27.6 million compared to $28.1 million in the
fourth quarter and $26.8 million in the same quarter last year.
Adjusted EBITDA was $4.2 million, up from $2.5 million in the fourth
quarter and down from $9.2 million in the same quarter last year.
- Diluted loss per share of $0.43 compared to a loss of $1.29 in the fourth quarter and as loss of $0.10 in the same quarter last year.
"The first quarter marked the kick off of our strategic and tactical plan," said Gordon Reykdal, CEO. "For the remainder of the fiscal year we remain focused on improving our overall financial results through revenue growth and corporate expense reductions. The success of these initiatives, combined with our recent improvements in branch operating margins, will be instrumental in the Company's return to profitable growth."
"We are also focused on ensuring the Company's compliance with new regulatory requirements in Ontario which, effective February 15, 2014, will require that the Company have licenses pursuant to the Payday Loans Act. These licenses will again enable the Company to offer payday loans in Ontario."
On December 12, 2013, the Company filed its annual report for the year ended September 30, 2013 on Form 20-F with the SEC. The Form 20-F, including the audited financial statements included therein, is available at http://www.csfinancial.ca. Hard copies of the audited financial statements are available free of charge on request by calling (780) 408-5110 or writing to:
Attn: Investor Inquiries
The Cash Store Financial Services Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5V 0C3
About Cash Store Financial
Cash Store Financial is the only lender and broker of short-term advances and provider of other financial services in Canada that is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CSF). Cash Store Financial also trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CSFS). Cash Store Financial operates 509 branches across Canada under the banners "Cash Store Financial", "Instaloans" and "The Title Store". Cash Store Financial also operates 26 branches in the United Kingdom.
Cash Store Financial and Instaloans primarily act as lenders and brokers to facilitate short-term advances and provide other financial services to income-earning consumers who may not be able to obtain them from traditional banks. Cash Store Financial also provides a private-label debit card (the "Freedom" card) and a prepaid credit card (the "Freedom MasterCard") as well as other financial services, including bank accounts.
Cash Store Financial employs approximately 1,850 associates and is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.
Cash Store Financial is a Canadian corporation that is not affiliated with Cottonwood Financial Ltd. or the outlets Cottonwood Financial Ltd. operates in the United States under the name "Cash Store." Cash Store Financial does not do business under the name "Cash Store" in the United States and does not own or provide any consumer lending services in the United States.
In order to help investors understand the Company's current results and future prospects, this new release includes "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States federal securities legislation. Management refers to these types of statements collectively, as "forward-looking information". Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: information with respect to our objectives, strategies, operations and financial results, competition; initiatives to grow revenue or reduce retention payments and other costs and the quotation from Mr. Reykdal, CEO.
Forward-looking information can generally be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "does not anticipate", or "believes" or variations of such words and phrases. They may also be identified by statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", or "will be taken", "occur", or "be achieved".
Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied. These risks and uncertainties may include (but are not limited to) changes in economic and political conditions, legislative or regulatory developments, technological developments, third party arrangements, competition, litigation, market conditions, the availability of alternative transactions, shareholder, legal, regulatory and court approvals and third party consents and other factors described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in our annual MD&A filed on www.sedar.com and under the heading "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC in the United States.
Management has attempted to identify the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, but other factors unknown to us at the time of writing could cause results to vary. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate. Actual results could differ materially. Management cautions readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Unless required by law, the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information.
Non GAAP Measures
Throughout this news release, terms that are not specifically defined under U.S. GAAP are referenced and used. These non-U.S. GAAP measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. These non-U.S. GAAP measures are presented because the Company believes that they provide investors with additional insight into the Company's financial results. The non-U.S. GAAP measures mentioned in this news release, along with the way in which management calculates them, are defined below.
Same Branch Revenue is used to explain changes in total revenue by
comparing the average revenue for a particular group of branches in a
current period to that same particular group of branches in a prior
period, excluding income from centralized collections. Average revenue
is defined as revenue for the period divided by the number of branches.
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are used as a measure of cash income. EBITDA
is calculated as net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)
before interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation of property
and equipment and amortization of intangible assets. Based on EBITDA,
the effects of other items and/or non-cash expenses are removed to
calculate Adjusted EBITDA. Please refer to the section entitled "EBITDA
and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation" for a reconciliation of EBITDA and
Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss).
The interest component of retention payments line item presented on the Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation is intended to help investors to determine the Company's EBITDA under a scenario where funds provided by third-party lenders to lend to consumers were considered to be debt financing to the Company. The amount is calculated based on the total funds provided by third-party lenders multiplied by a rate of 17.5% per annum.
- Working Capital is calculated as current assets less current liabilities.
Selected First Quarter Information
|Three Months Ended|
($000s, except for per share amounts,
number of loans and branch count)
|Dec 31, 2012||Dec 31, 2013||
|No. of branches||Canada||511||510||—||%|
|Salaries and benefits||14,462||15,167||5||%|
|Selling, general and administrative||4,969||4,879||(2)||%|
|Advertising and promotion||1,369||1,537||12||%|
|Depreciation of property and equipment||1,560||1,583||1||%|
|Provision for credit losses||9,254||5,499||(41)||%|
|Other depreciation and amortization||2,172||2,126||(2)||%|
|Income before income taxes||$||(1,834)||$||(7,545)||311||%|
|Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)||(1,702)||(7,470)||339||%|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding||- basic||17,542||17,572||1||%|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share||$||(0.10)||(0.43)||330||%|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||(0.10)||(0.43)||330||%|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet Information|
|Total long-term financial liabilities||129,754||142,882||10||%|
|Total long-term liabilities||137,233||149,005||9||%|
Summary of Quarterly Results
($000's, except for per share amounts
and branch figures)
|No. of branches||Canada||569||529||511||511||513||510||510||510|
|Salaries and benefits||17,672||16,493||14,921||14,462||14,325||14,902||14,964||15,167|
|Selling, general and administrative||6,406||5,725||4,971||4,969||5,076||5,733||4,671||4,879|
|Advertising and promotion||1,063||1,212||1,215||1,369||1,437||1,693||1,808||1,537|
|Depreciation of property and equipment||1,785||1,675||1,607||1,560||1,568||1,589||1,649||1,583|
|Provision for credit losses||10,798||10,104||9,434||9,254||7,289||7,587||12,477||5,499|
|Branch closures costs||—||908||666||—||—||24||99|
|Impairment of property and equipment||3,017||—||408||—||—||522||714||—|
Expense to settle pre-existing relationships with
|Other depreciation and amortization||1,503||1,770||2,117||2,172||1,994||2,796||2,349||2,126|
|Net income (loss) before income taxes||(53,851)||(4,432)||72||(1,834)||(5,045)||(8,567)||(19,457)||(7,545)|
Net income (loss) and comprehensive
|Basic earnings (loss) per share||$||(2.36)||$||(0.20)||$||0.01||$||(0.10)||$||(0.24)||$||(0.39)||$||(1.29)||$||(0.43)|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$||(2.36)||$||(0.20)||$||0.01||$||(0.10)||$||(0.24)||$||(0.39)||$||(1.29)||$||(0.43)|
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
Net income (loss) and comprehensive
|Interest expense and other interest||3,068||4,536||4,566||4,603||4,644||4,660||4,676||4,787|
Depreciation of property and equipment
and amortization of intangible assets
Expense to settle pre-existing relationships
with third-party lenders
Impact of change in estimation methodology
and other one-time additions to the
provision for credit losses
|Branch closures costs||—||908||666||—||—||24||99|
|Impairment of property and equipment||3,017||—||408||—||—||522||714||—|
Revenue impact related to transitioning
to a direct lending model
Expenses related to restatements of
previously issued financial statements
|Expenses related to the special investigation||—||—||—||—||1,666||326||—||—|
Impairment of January 31, 2012 acquired
|Provision on aged receivables from a vendor||—||—||—||—||—||—||4,807||—|
|Employee Severance Costs||—||—||—||—||—||—||466||75|
|Regulatory penalties and compliance orders||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||873|
Effective interest component of retention
SOURCE The Cash Store Financial Services Inc.
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