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First Cash (FCFS) Company Profile

Updated Dec 2, 2019
First Cash has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:First Cash, Inc.
Short Name:First Cash
Trading Ticker Symbol:FCFS
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Texas, TX
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Services
Seconday Sub-sector:Other Specialty Stores
Main Business Areas: Silver, Consumer Services, Other Specialty Stores, Financial Services, Credit Services
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for First Cash

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of First Cash as of writing:
Current Share Price:$80.96
Previous Year's Closing Price:$72.35
Percentage Price Change (YTD):11.9%
Market Cap:$3.46 billion
52-week Price Range:$66.28 - $106.8
Dividend Per Share:$1
EPS (TTM):3.64
Price-Earnings (Trailing):22.25
Price-Earnings (Forward):18.65

Company Profile and Business Description for First Cash

FirstCash, Inc., formerly First Cash Financial Services, Inc., incorporated on April 24, 1991, is an operator of retail-based pawn stores in the United States and Latin America. The Company's primary business is the operation of full-service pawn stores, which make small pawn loans secured by personal property, such as consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods and musical instruments. The Company's operates through two segments: the U.S. operations segment and the Latin America operations segment. The U.S. operations segment consists of all pawn and consumer loan operations in the United States and the Latin America operations segment consists of all pawn and consumer loan operations in Latin America, which includes operations in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. In addition, some of the Company's pawn stores offer small-unsecured consumer loans or credit services products. The Company also operates consumer finance stores in Texas and Mexico. These stores primarily provide consumer financial services products, including credit services and small unsecured consumer loans. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 2,085 locations, consisting of 1,130 stores across 26 states of the United States, 909 stores across 32 states in Mexico, 33 stores in Guatemala and 13 stores in El Salvador.

Pawn Merchandise Sales

The Company's pawn merchandise sales are primarily retail sales to the general public from its pawn stores. The items the Company sells primarily consist of pre-owned consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods and musical instruments. The Company also melts down certain quantities of scrap jewelry and sells the gold, silver and diamonds in commodity markets. The Company acquires pawn merchandise inventory primarily through forfeited pawn collateral and, to a lesser extent, through purchases of used goods directly from the general public. Merchandise acquired by the Company through forfeited pawn collateral is carried in inventory at the amount of the related pawn loan, exclusive of any accrued service fees. The Company also acquires limited quantities of new or refurbished general merchandise inventories directly from wholesalers and manufacturers. The Company does not provide financing to customers for the purchase of its merchandise, but does permit its customers to purchase merchandise on an interest-free layaway plan.

Pawn Lending Activities

The Company's pawn stores make small-secured loans to its customers in order to help them meet short-term cash needs. All pawn loans are collateralized by personal property, such as consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods and musical instruments. The Company does not investigate the creditworthiness of the borrower, primarily relying instead on the marketability and sales value of pledged goods as a basis for its credit decision. Pledged property is held through the term of the loan, unless the pawn is paid earlier or renewed.

Credit Services and Consumer Loan Activities

As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 45 standalone consumer loan locations in the United States and 28 standalone consumer loan locations in Mexico. In addition, 326 pawn locations in the United States and 49 pawn locations in Mexico also offered consumer loan products, as of December 31, 2016. The Company offers a fee-based credit services organization program (CSO Program) to assist consumers in Texas markets in obtaining extensions of credit. The Company's standalone consumer loan locations and certain pawn stores in Texas and Ohio offer the CSO Program. Under the CSO Program, the Company assists customers in applying for a short-term extension of credit from an independent, non-bank, consumer-lending company (the Independent Lender) and issues the Independent Lender a guarantee for the repayment of the extension of credit. The Company also offers an automobile title-lending product under the CSO Program. The Company also offers small, unsecured consumer loans to customers in various states within the United States and in Mexico.

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