World Acceptance Corporation Reports Record First Quarter First Quarter Earnings per Diluted Share Up 14.7% to a Record $1.87 Business Wire GREENVILLE, S.C. -- July 25, 2013 World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) today reported record financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30,2013. Net income for the first quarter rose 2.2% to $23.1 million compared with $22.6 million for the same quarter of the prior year. Net income per diluted share increased 14.7% to $1.87from $1.63 when comparing the two quarterly periods. “World Acceptance’s financial results reached record levels in the first quarter. Our net income per dilutive share benefitted from our ongoing share repurchase program,” stated Sandy McLean, CEO. In the first quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 413,000 shares. Combined with the 2.6 million shares repurchased during fiscal 2013, the Company has reduced its weighted average diluted shares outstanding by 11.2% when comparing the two quarterly periods. Total revenues increased to $145.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, a 9.4% increase over the $132.8 million reported in the first quarter last year. Interest and fee income increased 11.0%, from $115.3 million to $128.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 due to continued growth in loan volume and expansion of offices. Insurance and other income was down 1.4% to $17.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared with $17.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The provision for loan losses rose 21.5% to $28.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the prior year first quarter. Annualized net charge-offs as a percent of average net loans were 13.5% for the three month period ended June 30, 2013, compared with 12.2% for the first quarter of last fiscal year. “Although this is our second consecutive quarter with increased charge-off ratios, we remain focused on managing our credit risks as this is a key driver of our earnings,” continued Mr. McLean. Gross loans outstanding increased 9.6% to $1.1 billion at June 30, 2013, up from $1.0 billion at June 30, 2012. Total general and administrative expenses as a percent of revenue decreased slightly to 51.8% compared with 52.1% during the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. Key return ratios for the first quarter included a 12.7% return on average assets and a 28.1% return on average equity for a trailing 12 month period ended June 30, 2013. The Company opened seven new offices, purchased one new office and merged one office into an existing location during the first fiscal quarter. Mr. McLean also stated, “On July 22, 2013, NASDAQ notified the Company that with the filing of the Company’s Form 10-K/A for the period ended March 31, 2013, the Staff had determined that the Company was now back in compliance with NASDAQ rules.” About World Acceptance Corporation World Acceptance Corporation is one of the largest small-loan consumer finance companies, operating 1,210 offices in 13 states and Mexico. It is also the parent company of ParaData Financial Systems, a provider of computer software solutions for the consumer finance industry. First Quarter Conference Call The senior management of World Acceptance Corporation will be discussing these results in its quarterly conference call to be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time today. Interested partiesmayparticipate in this call by dialing 1-888-417-8516, pass code 6361182. A simulcastof the conference call is also available on the Internet at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=94727. The call will be available for replay on the Internet for approximately 30 days. This press release may contain various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that represent the Company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are about matters that are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ from the expectations expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements include the following: the continuation or worsening of adverse conditions in the global and domestic credit markets and uncertainties regarding, or the impact of governmental responses to those conditions; changes in interest rates; risks inherent in making loans, including repayment risks and value of collateral, which risks may increase in light of adverse or recessionary economic conditions; recently-enacted or proposed legislation; the timing and amount of revenues that may be recognized by the Company; changes in current revenue and expense trends (including trends affecting delinquencies and charge-offs); changes in the Company’s markets and general changes in the economy (particularly in the markets served by the Company). Such factors are discussed in greater detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. World Acceptance Corporation is not responsible for updating the information contained in this press release beyond the publication date, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services. World Acceptance Corporation Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 Interest & fees $ 127,978 $ 115,299 Insurance & other 17,287 17,537 Total revenues 145,265 132,836 Expenses: Provision for 28,703 23,615 loan losses General and administrative expenses Personnel 53,310 48,413 Occupancy & 9,379 8,643 equipment Advertising 2,723 2,645 Intangible 312 369 amortization Other 9,513 9,089 75,237 69,159 Interest expense 4,676 3,926 Total 108,616 96,700 expenses Income before taxes 36,649 36,136 Income taxes 13,537 13,521 Net income $ 23,112 $ 22,615 Diluted earnings per $ 1.87 $ 1.63 share Weighted average shares 12,343 13,902 outstanding (diluted) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited and in thousands) June 30, March 31, June 30, 2013 2013 2012 ASSETS Cash $ 11,399 $ 11,625 $ 12,875 Gross loans receivable 1,125,261 1,067,052 1,027,165 Less: Unearned (306,769 ) (284,956 ) (277,418 ) interest & fees Allowance for (61,631 ) (59,981 ) (55,670 ) loan losses Loans receivable, 756,861 722,115 694,077 net Property and equipment, 23,665 23,935 23,816 net Deferred tax benefit 30,340 29,416 18,632 Goodwill 5,967 5,896 5,691 Intangibles 4,496 4,625 5,133 Other assets 10,805 11,713 10,656 $ 843,533 $ 809,325 $ 770,880 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Liabilities: Notes payable 448,950 400,250 353,600 Income tax 14,959 13,942 12,832 payable Accounts payable and accrued 25,453 28,737 22,588 expenses Total 489,362 442,929 389,020 liabilities Shareholders' equity 354,171 366,396 381,860 $ 843,533 $ 809,325 $ 770,880 Selected Consolidated Statistics (dollars in thousands) Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 Expenses as a percent of total revenues: Provision for 19.8% 17.8% loan losses General and administrative 51.8% 52.1% expenses Interest expense 3.2% 3.0% Average gross loans $ 1,093,242 $ 1,000,056 receivable Average loans receivable $ 797,374 $ 732,181 Loan volume $ 782,099 $ 752,993 Net charge-offs as 13.5% 12.2% percent of average loans Return on average assets 12.7% 13.8% (trailing 12 months) Return on average equity 28.1% 24.9% (trailing 12 months) Offices opened (closed) 7 8 during the period, net Offices open at end of 1210 1145 period Contact: World Acceptance Corporation Kelly Malson, 864-298-9800 Chief Financial Officer
World Acceptance Corporation Reports Record First Quarter
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