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EZCORP Announces Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Supplementing its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 24, 2015, EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has today released commentary on its financial results for the year ended September 30, 2015, together with fiscal fourth quarter financial results.

EZCORP has adopted a new business segment reporting approach to improve the transparency and quality of financial reporting, and to reflect the way in which the businesses are currently managed internally. This includes three core businesses - U.S. Pawn, Mexico Pawn and Grupo Finmart - as well as an Other International segment.

KEY POINTS

Fiscal 2015 Consolidated Results

  • Fiscal 2015 was a year of repositioning the business, resulting in a net loss attributable to EZCORP of $86.4 million, compared with a $64.7 million loss in fiscal 2014.
  • The fiscal 2015 net loss includes total restructuring and one-time, pre-tax expenses of $88.7 million comprised of the following: Closure of the U.S. Financial Services business ($27.9 million); restructure of head office and other structural and operating changes ($17.1 million); regulatory charges of $14.5 million; and a $29.2 million impairment of investment in Cash Converters International Limited.
  • Total revenues from continuing operations for fiscal 2015 were $788.4 million, down 1.5% from fiscal 2014, while net revenues were down 3% to $444.9 million.
  • Aged inventory at the end of fiscal 2015 was 11% of total inventory, down from 20% one year prior, which provides a platform for potential gross margin expansion in future periods.
  • Solid progress has been made in building foundations to drive improved performance and position the business for growth over the next three years, but it is early in the transformation and there is still more work to do.

Fourth Quarter Consolidated Results

  • The fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 saw a net loss attributable to EZCORP of $89.6 million, compared to a $93.5 million loss in fiscal 2014.
  • The fourth quarter net loss includes $73.8 million of the total restructuring and one-time pre-tax expenses discussed above.
  • Total revenues from continuing operations for the fourth quarter were $188.8 million, down 4% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, while net revenues for the same period were down 1% to $106.3 million.
  • Core pawn businesses in the U.S. and Mexico showed signs of stabilization with pawn loans outstanding at $159.9 million, down 2% to prior year, while pawn service charges for the quarter were $65.2 million, flat versus the prior year. Merchandise sales grew 2% to $91.5 million versus the prior year.

Chief Executive Officer Stuart Grimshaw said: “Fiscal 2015 was a year of repositioning for EZCORP as we executed a new strategy to focus on fewer businesses, simplify our structure, reduce operating costs, strengthen our balance sheet and optimize the returns we make from our investments.

“These decisions, coupled with the restatement of previously issued financial statements as a result of issues in our Grupo Finmart portfolio, significantly impacted our fiscal 2015 financial results and returns to shareholders.

“Although the results are disappointing, these decisions were the right ones to best meet the needs of our customers, employees and shareholders and will ultimately create a less complex, more nimble company that can better respond to competitive pressures and generate consistent EPS growth.”

U.S. PAWN

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2015

  • Pawn loans outstanding at quarter-end were $143.5 million, down 1% in total and 6% on a same store basis compared to the prior-year quarter.
  • U.S. Pawn started to see stabilization and growth in the fourth quarter, with loan balances up 12% versus the third quarter of fiscal 2015. The equivalent periods in fiscal 2014 saw growth of 3%. Core pawn revenue, which is defined as merchandise sales plus pawn service charges, increased 2% to $132.8 million versus the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Same store core pawn revenue decreased 1%.
  • Pawn service charges for the fourth quarter grew 1% from the prior year quarter to $57.3 million. Same store pawn service charges decreased 2%.
  • Merchandise sales increased 3% over last year’s quarter to $75.6 million and were down 1% on a same store basis. Gross margin on merchandise sales was 35.5% in the quarter, a 500 basis point improvement from the prior year quarter.
  • Profit from jewelry scrapping was $1.9 million in the fourth quarter. Jewelry scrapping activity accounted for 2% of total U.S. Pawn net revenue, compared with 5% in the prior year quarter.

Fiscal 2015

  • Core pawn revenue grew 1.4% from fiscal 2014 to $550.8 million and was down 0.5% on a same store basis.
  • Pawn service charges in fiscal 2015 compared to fiscal 2014 decreased 1% in total and 2% in same stores.
  • Merchandise sales in fiscal 2015 compared to fiscal 2014 increased 3% in total and were flat on a same store basis. Gross margin on merchandise sales was 34.6% compared to 36.9% in fiscal 2014.
  • Scrap profit for the year was $11.5 million. In fiscal 2015 jewelry scrap profit comprised 3% of total U.S. Pawn net revenue.

A key focus throughout the fiscal year was reducing high levels of aged inventory. At year-end, 10.3% of U.S. Pawn inventories were over 360 days old, comparing favorably to 18.8% of inventory one year prior. This improvement corresponds to a 50% reduction in aged inventory on hand.

An enhanced U.S. Pawn management structure created focus and support for store managers and their teams. The key change has been to reduce the span of control for Regional Directors, giving them almost twice as much time to spend with their district and store managers.

A rigorous review of store profitability and growth metrics resulted in the closure of 12 stores and the opening of five stores during the year. In addition, 25 stores were acquired throughout the year, including 13 USA Pawn & Jewelry Company stores, giving EZCORP its first presence in the Phoenix (Arizona) and Oregon markets.

MEXICO PAWN

All comparisons are based on constant currency as discussed under “Non-GAAP Financial Information” below.

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2015

  • Pawn loan balances grew 20% compared to the year-ago quarter in both total and same stores (a 5% decrease on a GAAP basis).
  • Core pawn revenue grew 23% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (a 2% decrease on a GAAP basis).
  • Merchandise same store sales increased 24% from the prior year quarter (a 1% decrease on a GAAP basis). Gross margin on merchandise sales was 21% compared to 19% in the prior year quarter.
  • Inventory decreased 9% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (a 28% decrease on a GAAP basis). Inventory over 360 days old reduced to 4% of total inventory at quarter-end compared with 23% at the end of the prior year quarter.

Fiscal 2015

  • Core pawn revenue increased 22% compared to fiscal 2014 in total and in same stores (a 6% increase on a GAAP basis). This was the result of a 25% increase in merchandise sales (an 8% increase on a GAAP basis) and a 17% increase in pawn service charges (a 2% increase on a GAAP basis).
  • Gross margin on merchandise sales was 28% versus 30% in fiscal 2014.

The Mexico Pawn business delivered improved performance reflecting a number of factors, including operational synergies between the U.S. and Mexico Pawn teams, with development of training programs and operational best practices focused on meeting the customers’ needs contributing to the robust growth in pawn loan balances and revenues on a constant currency basis.

GRUPO FINMART

All comparisons are based on constant currency as discussed under “Non-GAAP Financial Information” below.

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2015

  • New loan originations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 were $27 million, a 13% increase over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (an 11% decrease on a GAAP basis).
  • Interest revenue grew 44% (16% on a GAAP basis) from the prior-year quarter to $23 million.
  • Bad debt expense grew from $6.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 to $14.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, an increase of 124% (81% on a GAAP basis). The fiscal 2015 increase is based in part on an increase in the bad debt reserve from 23% to 32% due to delays in receipt of payments from convenios attributable to regional economic conditions.
  • Net revenue decreased 14% (31% on a GAAP basis) from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 to $8.4 million.

Fiscal 2015

  • New loan originations continued to be strong for the year, increasing 24% from fiscal 2014 (6% on a GAAP basis) to $100 million.
  • Interest revenue grew 47% (28% on a GAAP basis) compared to fiscal 2014 to $79 million.
  • Bad debt expense grew from $19.6 million in fiscal 2014 to $30.5 million in fiscal 2015, an increase of 55% (35% on a GAAP basis).
  • Net revenue increased by 38% (20% on a GAAP basis) from the prior year to $48.3 million.
  • Operations expenses increased 17% year-over-year (1% on a GAAP basis) to $37.7 million, reflecting increased commissions and other expenses supporting originations.
  • Interest expense grew 45% (26% on a GAAP basis), driven by increased debt and the resulting incremental interest on that debt, as well as an increased interest rate.
  • Overall, the segment loss for Grupo Finmart was $20.5 million ($22.2 million on a GAAP basis) for fiscal 2015, compared to a loss of $19.1 million in fiscal 2014.

Following a thorough, management-initiated review of the loan portfolio, which resulted in the restatement of previously issued financial statements, Grupo Finmart is being strengthened to ensure long term sustainability and growth. A new management team including CEO, CFO and Chief Risk Officer are now in place and are focused on improving operational efficiencies, such as automated process flow and collections, and enhancing compliance.

U.S. FINANCIAL SERVICES

The most significant strategic change in fiscal 2015, announced in July, was the decision to close the U.S. Financial Services (USFS) business, including all payday, installment and auto title lending in the U.S. During the fourth quarter, the plan to close 480 stores and collect outstanding loan balances owed was a significant undertaking that was successfully executed and ahead of plan on all metrics.

A settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in relation to past practices in this business was announced on December 16, 2015. The $10.5 million charge associated with this settlement was recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

The company expects to incur further costs of approximately $2 million related to the final closure of USFS in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

OTHER INTERNATIONAL

This segment includes EZCORP’s investment in Cash Converters International Limited (CCV). During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 EZCORP recorded an impairment charge of $29.2 million attributable to the decline in the market value of CCV’s shares as well as currency movements.

SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK

Mr. Grimshaw said that while fiscal 2015 had delivered disappointing results for shareholders, steps had been taken to reposition the business.

“While it is early days, the transformation is substantially behind us and we are encouraged by the trends we have seen in the first quarter of the 2016 financial year. In U.S. Pawn, growth is returning and we are in line with broader market trends, while the Mexico Pawn business continues its growth trajectory.

“In Fiscal 2016, our key focus will remain on execution of our three-year strategy to position us for future growth and profitability.”

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

Given the holiday season, EZCORP will hold its earnings and strategic review conference call Tuesday January 5, 2016 at 3:30pm Central Time. Full call details will be provided ahead of time.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

In addition to the financial information prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"), we provide certain other non-GAAP financial information on a constant currency basis ("constant currency"). We use constant currency to evaluate results of our Mexico Pawn and Grupo Finmart segment operations, which are denominated in Mexican pesos, and believe that presentation of constant currency results is meaningful and useful in understanding the activities and business metrics of our Mexico Pawn and Grupo Finmart operations and reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our business that, when viewed with GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. We provide non-GAAP financial information for informational purposes and to enhance understanding of our GAAP consolidated financial statements. Readers should consider the information in addition to, but not instead of or superior to, our 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.

Constant currency results reported herein are calculated by translating consolidated balance sheet and consolidated statement of operations items denominated in Mexican pesos to U.S. dollars using the exchange rate from the prior-year comparable period, as opposed to the current period, in order to exclude the effects of foreign currency rate fluctuations. We used the end-of-period rate for balance sheet items and the average closing daily exchange rate during the appropriate period for statement of operations items. The end-of-period exchange rate as of September 30, 2015 and 2014 was 17.1 to 1 and 13.5 to 1, respectively. The average exchange rate for the years ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was 15.1 to 1 and 13.1 to 1, respectively. The average exchange rate for the prior-year quarter ended September 30, 2014 was 13.1 to 1 compared to the current quarter rate of 16.4 to 1. Constant currency results, where presented, also exclude the foreign currency gain or loss and the related foreign currency derivative gain or loss impact.

ABOUT EZCORP

EZCORP is a leading provider of pawn loans in the United States and Mexico and consumer loans in Mexico. At our pawn stores, we also sell merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements regarding the company’s strategy, initiatives and expected performance. These statements are based on the company’s current expectations as to the outcome and timing of future events. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including all statements regarding the company's strategy, initiatives and future performance, that address activities or results that the company plans, expects, believes, projects, estimates or anticipates will, should or may occur in the future, including future financial or operating results, are forward-looking statements. Actual results for future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to a number of uncertainties and other factors, including operating risks, liquidity risks, legislative or regulatory developments, market factors or current or future litigation. For a discussion of these and other factors affecting the company’s business and prospects, see the company’s annual, quarterly and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time.

EZCORP, Inc. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended September 30, Fiscal Year Ended September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues:
Merchandise sales 91,490 89,811 402,118 388,022
Jewelry scrapping sales 10,452 22,074 57,973 96,241
Pawn service charges 65,208 65,166 247,204 248,378
Consumer loan fees and interest 20,915 18,648 78,066 63,702
Other revenues 769 952 3,008 3,949
Total revenues 188,834 196,651 788,369 800,292
Merchandise cost of goods sold 61,359 64,259 267,789 248,637
Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold 8,457 17,574 46,066 72,830
Consumer loan bad debt 12,689 7,203 29,571 22,051
Net revenues 106,329 107,615 444,943 456,774
Operating expenses (income):
Operations 90,666 84,103 327,603 325,921
Administrative 28,774 16,395 72,986 79,944
Depreciation and amortization 9,386 8,154 33,543 31,762
Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets 1,934 336 2,659 (5,841)
Restructuring 16,317 6,664 17,080 6,664
Total operating expenses 147,077 115,652 453,871 438,450
Operating (loss) income (40,748) (8,037) (8,928) 18,324
Interest expense 9,213 9,786 42,202 28,389
Interest income (222) (570) (1,608) (1,298)
Equity in net loss (income) of unconsolidated affiliates 5,811 (2,068) 5,473 (5,948)
Impairment of investments 29,237 29,237 7,940
Other expense (income) 3,241 (59) 6,611 480
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (88,028) (15,126) (90,843) (11,239)
Income benefit expense (26,774) (9,826) (26,695) (7,246)
Loss from continuing operations, net of tax (61,254) (5,300) (64,148) (3,993)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (30,088) (89,902) (27,316) (68,093)
Net loss (91,342) (95,202) (91,464) (72,086)
Net loss from continuing operations attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest (1,785) (1,701) (5,015) (7,387)
Net loss attributable to EZCORP, Inc. (89,557) (93,501) (86,449) (64,699)
Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to EZCORP, Inc.:
Continuing operations (1.08) (0.07) (1.09) 0.06
Discontinued operations (0.55) (1.68) (0.50) (1.25)
Diluted loss per share (1.63) (1.75) (1.59) (1.19)
Weighted average shares outstanding diluted 54,821 53,657 54,369 54,292
Net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to EZCORP, Inc. (59,469) (3,599) (59,133) 3,394
Loss from discontinued operations attributable to EZCORP, Inc. (30,088) (89,902) (27,316) (68,093)
Net loss attributable to EZCORP, Inc. (89,557) (93,501) (86,449) (64,699)

EZCORP, Inc. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
September 30,
2015 2014
Assets:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 59,124 55,325
Restricted cash 15,137 63,495
Pawn loans 159,964 162,444
Consumer loans, net 36,533 63,995
Pawn service charges receivable, net 30,852 31,044
Consumer loan fees and interest receivable, net 19,802 12,647
Inventory, net 124,084 138,175
Deferred tax asset, net 44,134 17,572
Prepaid income taxes 7,945 18,852
Income taxes receivable 37,230 38,217
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 21,076 33,097
Total current assets 555,881 634,863
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate 56,182 91,781
Property and equipment, net 75,594 105,900
Restricted cash, non-current 2,883 5,070
Goodwill 327,460 346,577
Intangible assets, net 50,434 66,086
Non-current consumer loans, net 75,824 85,004
Deferred tax asset, net 24,987 12,142
Other assets, net 42,985 63,121
Total assets 1,212,230 1,410,544
Liabilities, temporary equity and stockholders’ equity:
Current liabilities:
Current maturities of long-term debt 74,345 36,111
Current capital lease obligations 418
Accounts payable and other accrued expenses 107,871 94,993
Other current liabilities 15,384 8,595
Customer layaway deposits 10,470 8,097
Total current liabilities 208,070 148,214
Long-term debt, less current maturities 306,337 392,054
Deferred gains and other long-term liabilities 6,157 15,172
Total liabilities 520,564 555,440
Commitments and contingencies
Temporary equity:
Class A Non-voting Common Stock, subject to possible redemption at $10.06 per share 11,696
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 3,235 22,800
Total temporary equity 14,931 22,800
EZCORP, Inc. stockholders’ equity 676,735 832,304
Total liabilities, temporary equity and stockholders’ equity 1,212,230 1,410,544

EZCORP, Inc. Operating Segment Results (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2015
U.S. Pawn Mexico Pawn Grupo Finmart Other International Total Segments Corporate Items Consolidated
(in thousands)
Revenues:
Merchandise sales 75,595 15,498 397 91,490 91,490
Jewelry scrapping sales 10,331 57 64 10,452 10,452
Pawn service charges 57,250 7,958 65,208 65,208
Consumer loan fees and interest 18,480 2,435 20,915 20,915
Other revenues 375 238 63 93 769 769
Total revenues 143,551 23,751 18,543 2,989 188,834 188,834
Merchandise cost of goods sold 48,763 12,180 416 61,359 61,359
Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold 8,401 6 50 8,457 8,457
Consumer loan bad debt 11,761 928 12,689 12,689
Net revenues 86,387 11,565 6,782 1,595 106,329 106,329
Operating expenses (income):
Operations 67,903 12,200 9,062 1,501 90,666 90,666
Administrative 28,774 28,774
Depreciation and amortization 4,461 998 875 103 6,437 2,949 9,386
Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets 918 (6) 912 1,022 1,934
Interest expense 44 6 5,285 5,335 3,878 9,213
Interest income (1) (24) (168) (193) (29) (222)
Equity in net loss of unconsolidated affiliates 5,811 5,811 5,811
Impairment of investments 29,237 29,237 29,237
Restructuring 4,016 799 2,563 7,378 8,939 16,317
Other expense (12) 916 2,007 7 2,918 323 3,241
Segment (loss) contribution 9,058 (3,324) (10,279) (37,627) (42,172)
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (42,172) (45,856) (88,028)

EZCORP, Inc. Operating Segment Results (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2014
U.S. Pawn Mexico Pawn Grupo Finmart Other International Total Segments Corporate Items Consolidated
(in thousands)
Revenues:
Merchandise sales73,568 15,592 651 89,811 89,811
Jewelry scrapping sales20,305 1,664 105 22,074 22,074
Pawn service charges56,774 8,392 65,166 65,166
Consumer loan fees and interest 15,960 2,688 18,648 18,648
Other revenues179 325 356 92 952 952
Total revenues150,826 25,973 16,316 3,536 196,651 196,651
Merchandise cost of goods sold51,124 12,712 423 64,259 64,259
Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold15,697 1,802 75 17,574 17,574
Consumer loan bad debt5 6,512 686 7,203 7,203
Net revenues84,000 11,459 9,804 2,352 107,615 107,615
Operating expenses (income):
Operations58,601 12,549 10,840 2,113 84,103 84,103
Administrative 16,395 16,395
Depreciation and amortization3,494 1,324 589 226 5,633 2,521 8,154
Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets18 12 (16) 14 322 336
Interest expense 3 2 6,088 6,093 3,693 9,786
Interest income (407) (407) (163) (570)
Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates (2,068) (2,068) (2,068)
Restructuring 6,664 6,664
Other (income) expense 2 81 (513) (231) (661) 602 (59)
Segment contribution (loss)21,882 (2,509) (6,793) 2,328 14,908
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes 14,908 (30,034) (15,126)

EZCORP, Inc. Operating Segment Results
Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2015
U.S. Pawn Mexico Pawn Grupo Finmart Other International Total Segments Corporate Items Consolidated
(in thousands)
Revenues:
Merchandise sales 334,635 65,408 2,075 402,118 402,118
Jewelry scrapping sales 54,343 3,267 363 57,973 57,973
Pawn service charges 216,211 30,993 247,204 247,204
Consumer loan fees and interest 68,114 9,952 78,066 78,066
Other revenues 945 1,021 255 787 3,008 3,008
Total revenues 606,134 100,689 68,369 13,177 788,369 788,369
Merchandise cost of goods sold 218,953 47,371 1,465 267,789 267,789
Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold 42,845 2,954 267 46,066 46,066
Consumer loan bad debt 26,446 3,125 29,571 29,571
Net revenues 344,336 50,364 41,923 8,320 444,943 444,943
Operating expenses (income):
Operations 244,232 43,927 32,664 6,780 327,603 327,603
Administrative 72,986 72,986
Depreciation and amortization 15,227 4,440 2,584 616 22,867 10,676 33,543
Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets 995 258 (1) 1,252 1,407 2,659
Interest expense 60 15 25,817 25,892 16,310 42,202
Interest income (42) (78) (1,330) (1,450) (158) (1,608)
Equity in net loss of unconsolidated affiliates 5,473 5,473 5,473
Impairment of investments 29,237 29,237 29,237
Restructuring 4,016 799 2,563 7,378 9,702 17,080
Other expense 1,988 4,424 7 6,419 192 6,611
Segment contribution (loss) 79,848 (985) (22,236) (36,355) 20,272
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes 20,272 (111,115) (90,843)

EZCORP, Inc. Operating Segment Results
Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2014
U.S. Pawn Mexico Pawn Grupo Finmart Other International Total Segments Corporate Items Consolidated
(in thousands)
Revenues:
Merchandise sales 325,337 60,302 2,383 388,022 388,022
Jewelry scrapping sales 89,471 6,302 468 96,241 96,241
Pawn service charges 217,891 30,487 248,378 248,378
Consumer loan fees and interest 53,377 10,325 63,702 63,702
Other revenues 1,377 1,016 1,145 411 3,949 3,949
Total revenues 634,076 98,107 54,522 13,587 800,292 800,292
Merchandise cost of goods sold 205,144 42,044 1,449 248,637 248,637
Jewelry scrapping cost of goods sold 66,713 5,807 310 72,830 72,830
Consumer loan bad debt 5 19,605 2,441 22,051 22,051
Net revenues 362,214 50,256 34,917 9,387 456,774 456,774
Operating expenses (income):
Operations 236,225 48,907 32,184 8,605 325,921 325,921
Administrative 79,944 79,944
Depreciation and amortization 13,333 5,374 2,503 817 22,027 9,735 31,762
(Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets (6,809) 27 (23) (6,805) 964 (5,841)
Interest expense 3 25 20,478 20,506 7,883 28,389
Interest income (18) (3) (999) (1,020) (278) (1,298)
Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates (5,948) (5,948) (5,948)
Impairment of investments 7,940 7,940 7,940
Restructuring 6,664 6,664
Other expense (income) 1 116 (121) 109 105 375 480
Segment contribution (loss) 119,479 (4,190) (19,128) (2,113) 94,048
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes 94,048 (105,287) (11,239)

EZCORP, Inc. Store Count Activity
Company-owned Stores*
U.S. Pawn Mexico Pawn Grupo Finmart Other International Consolidated Franchises
As of September 30, 2012 477 230 45 68 820 10
New locations opened 14 66 7 1 88
Locations acquired 12 20 6 38
Locations sold, combined or closed (1) (4) (1) (6) (2)
Discontinued operations** (1) (57) (29) (87)
As of September 30, 2013 502 258 54 39 853 8
New locations opened 9 3 12
Locations acquired
Locations sold, combined or closed (7) (1) (8) (3)
As of September 30, 2014 504 261 53 39 857 5
New locations opened 5 3 8
Locations acquired 25 25
Locations sold, combined or closed (12) (32) (12) (56) (4)
As of September 30, 2015 522 232 53 27 834 1
* USFS stores are excluded from presentation.
** During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, we implemented a plan to close 87 legacy stores in a variety of locations. These stores were generally older, smaller stores that did not fit our future growth profile.

Contact: EZCORP, Inc. Investor Relations (512) 314-2220 Investor_Relations@ezcorp.com

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