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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012
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The only class of voting securities of the registrant issued and outstanding is the Class B Voting Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, all of which is owned by an affiliate of the registrant. There is no trading market for the Class B Voting Common Stock.
As of June 30, 2012, 48,223,698 shares of the registrant’s Class A Non-voting Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, and 2,970,171 shares of the registrant’s Class B Voting Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, were outstanding.
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ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
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EZCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
June 30, 2012
Note A: Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. Our management has included all adjustments it considers necessary for a fair presentation. These adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature except for those related to acquired businesses (described in Note B). The accompanying financial statements should be read with the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2011. The balance sheet at September 30, 2011 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. Our business is subject to seasonal variations and operating results for the three and nine-month periods ended June 30, 2012 (the “current quarter” and “current nine-month period”) are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for the full fiscal year.
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of EZCORP, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. We own 60% of the outstanding equity interests in Prestaciones Finmart, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (“Crediamigo”) and 72% of Ariste Holding Limited and its affiliates ("Cash Genie"), and therefore, include their results in our consolidated financial statements. We account for our investments in Albemarle & Bond Holdings, PLC and Cash Converters International Limited using the equity method.
With the exception of the policies described in the section below, there have been no changes in significant accounting policies as described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2011.
We provide a variety of short-term consumer loans including payday loans, installment loans and auto title loans, and in Texas only, fee-based credit services to customers seeking loans. In Mexico, Crediamigo enters into agreements with employers that permit it to market long-term consumer loans to employees. Payments are withheld by the employers through payroll deductions and remitted to Crediamigo. With the exception of the consolidation of Crediamigo, there have been no changes to our consumer loans policy.
We recognize consumer loan fees related to loans we directly originate based on the percentage of consumer loans made that we believe to be collectible. We earn credit service fees when we assist customers in obtaining consumer loans from unaffiliated lenders, and we recognize the fee revenue ratably over the life of the related loans. We reserve the percentage of interest and credit service fees we expect not to collect. Accrued fees related to defaulted loans reduce fee revenue upon loan default and increase fee revenue upon collection.
Allowance for Losses and Bad Debt Expense
See note K “Allowance for Losses and Credit Quality of Financing Receivables” for a discussion of the Company’s allowance for losses and bad debt expense on consumer loans.
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
We record all derivative instruments according to Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 815-20-25, “Derivatives and Hedging – Recognition.” Accounting for changes in the fair value of derivatives is determined by the intended use of the derivative, whether it is designated as a hedge and whether the hedging relationship is effective in achieving offsetting changes for the risk being hedged. Derivatives designated to hedge the changes in the fair value of an asset, liability or firm commitment due to an identified risk in the hedged item, such as interest rate risk or foreign currency exchange rate risk are considered fair value hedges. Derivatives designated and qualifying as a hedge of the exposure to variability in expected future cash flows, or other types of forecasted transactions, are considered cash flow hedges. Hedge accounting generally provides for the matching of the timing of gain or loss recognition on the hedging instrument with the recognition of the changes in the fair value of the hedged asset or liability that are attributable to the hedged risk in a cash flow hedge. We may enter into derivative contracts that are intended to economically hedge certain of our risks, even though
hedge accounting does not apply or we elect not to apply hedge accounting.
We acquire significant amounts of gold either through purchases or from forfeited pawn loan collateral and sell it to refiners. In our first fiscal quarter of 2012, we began using derivate financial instruments in order to manage our commodity price risk associated with the forecasted sales of gold scrap. From time to time, we purchase put options related to the future market price of gold, and simultaneously, we sell a call option for the same future period for a premium to offset the cost of the put. The combined put and call options, or collar, has the effect of providing us protection from the future downward gold price movement but also limits the extent we can participate in future upward price movement. These collars are not designated as hedges as they do not meet the hedge accounting requirements FASB ASC 851-20-25. The fair value of the derivative instruments is recognized in “Prepaid expenses and other assets” in the consolidated balance sheets and changes in fair value are recognized in “Other” in our consolidated statements of operations.
Previously, we reported segment information based primarily on product offerings. Beginning with the second quarter of fiscal 2012, we redefined our reportable operating segments based on geography as our company is increasingly being organized and managed along geographic lines, with product offerings and channels based on local custom and regulation. For this reason, we concluded that segment reporting based on geography more closely aligns with our management organization and strategic direction. In connection with the new segment structure, we have changed the accountability for, and reporting of, certain items including administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, interest and our equity in the net income of unconsolidated affiliates. When practical, these items are allocated to segments. Interest is also allocated to operating segments when debt is incurred at the local country level and is non-recourse to EZCORP, Inc. These items are now included in the segment’s measure of profit or loss (“segment contribution”). Expenses that cannot be allocated are included as corporate expenses.
In our second fiscal quarter of 2011, we reclassified fees from our Product Protection Plan and Jewelry VIP Program as well as layaway fees from “Other” revenue to “Sales,” as fees from these products are incidental to sales of merchandise. Prior year figures have been reclassified to conform to this presentation and margins have been recalculated accordingly throughout management’s discussion and analysis.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In July 2012, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Updates ("ASU") 2012-02, Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment. This update amends FASB ASC 350 (Intangibles – Goodwill and Other) by allowing entities to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform a quantitative impairment test. The amendments in this update are effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning on or after September 15, 2012. We do not anticipate the adoption of ASU 2012-02 will have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-11, Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. This update, which amends FASB ASC 210 (Balance Sheet), requires entities to disclose information about offsetting and related arrangements and the effect of those arrangements on its financial position. The amendments in ASU 2011-11 enhance disclosures required by FASB ASC 210 by requiring improved information about financial instruments and derivative instruments that are either offset in accordance with FASB ASC 210-20-45 or 815-10-45 or are subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement. ASU 2011-11 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. Disclosures are required retrospectively for all comparative periods presented. Currently, we do not enter into any right of offset arrangements and we do not anticipate that the adoption of ASU 2011-11 will have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08, Testing Goodwill for Impairment. This update amends FASB ASC 350 (Intangibles – Goodwill and Other) by allowing entities to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test. The amendments in this update are effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2011. We do not anticipate the adoption of ASU 2011-08 will have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-04, Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). This update amends FASB ASC 820 (Fair Value Measurement) by providing common principles and requirements for measuring fair value, as well as similar disclosure requirements between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. It changes certain fair value measurement principles, clarifies the application of existing fair value concepts, and expands disclosure requirements, particularly for Level 3 fair value measurements. ASU 2011-04 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning on or after
December 15, 2011. We adopted ASU 2011-04 in our interim period beginning January 1, 2012 with no material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-12, Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in ASU 2011-05. This update supersedes certain content in ASU 2011-05 Presentation of Comprehensive Income that requires entities to present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statements where the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income are presented. This update is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. All other requirements in ASU 2011-05, including the requirement to report comprehensive income in either a single continuous financial statement or in two separate but consecutive financial statements, were not affected by ASU 2011-12. This update is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2011. We early adopted this amended standard in our fiscal year beginning October 1, 2011 with no effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In December 2010, the FASB issued ASU 2010-29, Disclosure of Supplementary Pro Forma Information for Business Combinations. The amendments in this update specify that, when presenting comparative financial statements, entities should disclose revenue and earnings of the combined entity as though the business combinations that occurred during the current year had occurred as of the beginning of the comparable prior annual reporting period. ASU 2010-29 also expands the supplemental pro forma disclosures to include a description of the nature and amount of material, nonrecurring pro forma adjustments directly attributable to the business combination included in the reported pro forma revenue and earnings. The amendments are effective prospectively for material (on an individual or an aggregate basis) business combinations entered into in fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2010. We adopted this amended standard on October 1, 2011, resulting in no effect on our financial position, operations or cash flows.
Note B: Acquisitions
On January 30, 2012, we acquired a 60% interest in Crediamigo, a specialty consumer finance company, headquartered in Mexico City, with 45 loan servicing locations throughout the country, for total consideration of $60.1 million, net of cash acquired. This amount includes contingent consideration related to two earn out payments. If certain financial performance targets are achieved, during calendar years 2012 and 2013, we will make a payment to the sellers of $12.0 million dollars, each year, for a total amount of $24.0 million dollars. The purchase price above includes a fair value amount of $23.0 million attributable to the contingent consideration payments. This amount was calculated using a probability-weighted discounted cash flow approach, in which all outcomes were successful. The significant inputs used for the valuation are not observable in the market, and thus this fair value measurement represents a Level 3 measurement within the fair value hierarchy.
Pursuant to the Master Transaction Agreement, the sellers have a put option with respect to their remaining shares of Crediamigo. Each seller has the right to sell their Crediamigo shares to EZCORP, Inc., during the exercise period commencing on the second anniversary of the acquisition closing date and ending on the fifth anniversary of the acquisition closing date, with no more than 50% of the seller’s shares being sold within a consecutive twelve -month period. Under the guidance in ASC 480-10-S99, securities that are redeemable for cash or other assets are to be classified outside of permanent equity; therefore, we have included the redeemable noncontrolling interest related to Crediamigo in temporary equity.
The fair value of the redeemable noncontrolling interest in Crediamigo was estimated by applying an income approach and a market approach. This fair value measurement is based on significant inputs that are not observable in the market and thus represents a Level 3 measurement. Key assumptions include discount rates ranging from 10% to 18%, representing discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability that market participants would consider when estimating the fair value of the noncontrolling interest. The fair market value of Crediamigo was determined using a multiple of future earnings.
The nine-month period ended June 30, 2012, includes $18.2 million in revenues and $1.9 million in income related to the Crediamigo acquisition. The purchase price allocation is preliminary as we continue to receive information regarding the acquired assets. We have recorded provisional amounts for certain assets and liabilities for which we have not yet received all information necessary to finalize our assessment.
On April 14, 2012, we acquired a 72% interest in Ariste Holding Limited and its affiliates, which provides online loans in the U.K under the name "Cash Genie." As this acquisition was individually immaterial, we present its related information, other than information related to the redeemable noncontrolling interest, on a combined basis.
Pursuant to the acquisition agreement, the seller has a put option with respect to his remaining shares of Cash Genie. The seller has the right to sell his Cash Genie shares to EZCORP, Inc, during the exercise period commencing on the second anniversary of the acquisition closing date and ending on the fourth anniversary of the acquisition closing date, with no more than 50% of the seller's shares being sold within a consecutive 12 month period. Under the guidance in ASC 480-10-S99, securities that are redeemable for cash or other assets are to be classified outside of permanent equity; therefore, we have included the redeemable noncontrolling interest related to Cash Genie in temporary equity.
The fair value of the Cash Genie redeemable noncontrolling interest was estimated by applying an income and market approach. This fair value measurement is based on significant inputs that are not observable in the market and thus represents a Level 3 measurement. Key assumptions include discount rates ranging from 10% to 18%, representing discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability that market participants would consider when estimating the fair value of the noncontrolling interest. The fair market value of Cash Genie was determined using a multiple of future earnings.
The nine-month period ended June 30, 2012, includes the acquisition of 48 locations in the U.S. and one in Canada. As these acquisitions, were individually immaterial, we present their related information on a combined basis.
The following tables provide information related to the acquisitions of domestic and foreign retail and financial services locations during the nine months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:
All acquisitions were made as part of our continuing strategy to enhance and diversify our earnings. The factors contributing to the recognition of goodwill were based on several strategic and synergistic benefits we expect to realize from the acquisitions. These benefits include our initial entry into several markets and a greater presence in others, as well as the ability to further leverage our expense structure through increased scale. The purchase price allocation of assets acquired in the most recent twelve months is preliminary as we continue to receive information regarding the acquired assets. Transaction related expenses for the nine-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 of approximately $2.1 million and $0.8 million, respectively, were expensed as incurred and recorded as administrative expenses. These amounts exclude costs related to transactions that did not close and future acquisitions. The results of all acquisitions have been consolidated with our results since their respective closing. Pro forma results of operations have not been presented because it is impracticable to do so, as historical audited financial statements in U.S. GAAP are not readily available.
The amounts above for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 include the acquisition of a decision science model for the underwriting of consumer loans, a contractual relationship with an income tax return preparer to facilitate refund anticipation loans, an online lending business in the U.K. and 15 financial services stores in Hawaii and Texas, from FS Management, 1st Money Centers, Inc. and 1429 Funding, Inc., companies owned partially by Brent Turner, the former President of our eCommerce and Card Services division and a former executive officer, for total consideration of $3.0 million in cash and 387,924 shares of our Class A Non-Voting common stock. Mr. Turner received $2.0 million in cash and 167,811 shares of stock in connection with these acquisitions. The basic terms of the acquisitions were agreed prior to the commencement of Mr. Turner’s employment (and, thus, prior to Mr. Turner’s becoming an executive officer), subject to our completion of appropriate due diligence and the execution of appropriate definitive documentation. Even though the terms of the acquisitions were agreed to prior to Mr. Turner’s becoming an executive officer, we treated the transactions as related party transactions. Consequently, pursuant to our Policy for Review and Evaluation of Related Party Transactions, the Audit Committee reviewed and evaluated the terms of the acquisitions and concluded that the transactions were fair to, and in the best interest of the company and its stockholders.
Note C: Earnings per Share
We compute basic earnings per share on the basis of the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. We compute diluted earnings per share on the basis of the weighted average number of shares of common stock plus the effect of dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method. Dilutive potential common shares include outstanding stock options and restricted stock awards.
Potential common shares are required to be excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share if the assumed proceeds upon exercise or vest, as defined by FASB ASC 718-10-25, are greater than the cost to re-acquire the same number of shares at the average market price, and therefore the effect would be anti-dilutive.
Components of basic and diluted earnings per share and excluded anti-dilutive potential common shares are as follows:
Note D: Strategic Investments and Fair Value of Financial Instruments
At June 30, 2012, we owned 16,644,640 ordinary shares of Albemarle & Bond Holdings, PLC, representing almost 30% of its total outstanding shares. Our total cost for those shares was approximately $27.6 million. Albemarle & Bond is primarily engaged in pawnbroking, retail jewelry sales, check cashing and lending in the United Kingdom. We account for the investment using the equity method. Since Albemarle & Bond’s fiscal year ends three months prior to ours, we report the income from this investment on a three-month lag. Albemarle & Bond files semi-annual financial reports for its fiscal periods ending December 31 and June 30. The income reported for our year-to-date period ended June 30, 2012 represents our percentage interest in the results of Albemarle & Bond’s operations from July 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
Conversion of Albemarle & Bond’s financial statements into U.S. GAAP resulted in no material differences from those reported by Albemarle & Bond following IFRS.
In its functional currency of British pounds, Albemarle & Bond’s total assets increased 12% from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 and its net income for the six months ended December 31, 2011 improved 16%. Below is summarized financial information for Albemarle & Bond’s most recently reported results after translation to U.S. dollars (using the exchange rate as of December 31 of each year for balance sheet items and average exchange rates for the income statement items for the periods indicated):
At June 30, 2012, we owned 124,418,000 shares, or approximately 33% of the total ordinary shares of Cash Converters International Limited, which is a publicly traded company headquartered in Perth, Australia. We acquired the shares between November 2009 and May 2010 for approximately $57.8 million. Cash Converters franchises and operates a worldwide network of over 600 specialty financial services and retail stores that provide pawn loans, short-term unsecured loans and other consumer finance products, and buy and sell second-hand goods. Cash Converters has significant store concentrations in Australia and the United Kingdom.
We account for our investment in Cash Converters using the equity method. Since Cash Converters’ fiscal year ends three months prior to ours, we report the income from this investment on a three-month lag. Cash Converters files semi-annual financial reports for its fiscal periods ending December 31 and June 30. Due to the three-month lag, income reported for our year-to-date period ended June 30, 2012 represents our percentage interest in the results of Cash Converters’ operations from July 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
Conversion of Cash Converters’ financial statements into U.S. GAAP resulted in no material differences from those reported by Cash Converters following IFRS.
In its functional currency of Australian dollars, Cash Converters’ total assets increased 17% from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 and its net income decreased 7% for the six months ended December 31, 2011. Below is summarized financial information for Cash Converters’ most recently reported results after translation to U.S. dollars (using the exchange rate as of December 31 of each year for balance sheet items and average exchange rates for the income statement items for the periods indicated):
The table below summarizes the recorded value and fair value of each of these strategic investments at the dates indicated. These fair values are considered Level 1 estimates within the fair value hierarchy of FASB ASC 820-10-50, and were calculated as (a) the quoted stock price on each company’s principal market multiplied by (b) the number of shares we owned multiplied by (c) the applicable foreign currency exchange rate at the dates indicated. We included no control premium for owning a large percentage of outstanding shares.
In August 2011, legislation was proposed in Australia that would, among other things, limit the interest charged on certain consumer loans and prohibit loan extensions and refinancing. That legislation, as proposed, could have adversely affected, Cash Converters’ consumer loan business in Australia, which could have the effect of decreasing Cash Converters’ revenues and earnings. As of September 30, 2011, the fair value of our investment in Cash Converters (based on the market price of Cash Converters’ stock as of that date) was below our recorded value. In light of Cash Converters’ statements at that time regarding its ability to mitigate the potential impact of the proposed legislation, we considered this loss in value to be temporary. The Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 was passed by the Australian House of Representatives in June 2012. The Bill incorporates amendments that increase permitted fees and charges for microlending. The Bill is expected to be approved by the Australian Senate in September and to go into effect on July 1, 2013. As of June 30, 2012, the fair value of our investment in Cash Converters was above our recorded value, further supporting our assessment of the loss in value of its stock to be temporary.
Note E: Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
The following table presents the balance of each major class of indefinite-lived intangible asset at the specified dates:
The following tables present the changes in the carrying value of goodwill, by segment, over the periods presented:
The following table presents the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization for each major class of definite-lived intangible asset at the specified dates:
The amortization of most definite-lived intangible assets is recorded as amortization expense. The favorable lease asset and
other intangibles are amortized to operations expense (rent expense) over the related lease terms. The deferred financing costs are amortized to interest expense over the life of our credit agreement. The following table presents the amount and classification of amortization recognized as expense in each of the periods presented:
The following table presents our estimate of amortization expense for definite-lived intangible assets:
As acquisitions and dispositions occur in the future, amortization expense may vary from these estimates.
Note F: Long-term Debt
The table presents our long-term debt instruments and balances under capital lease obligations outstanding at June 30, 2012 and 2011 and September 30, 2011 (in thousands):
On May 10, 2011, we entered into a new senior secured credit agreement with a syndicate of five banks, replacing our previous credit agreement. Among other things, the new credit agreement provides for a four year $175 million revolving credit facility that we may, under the terms of the agreement, request to be increased to a total of $225 million. Upon entering the new credit agreement, we repaid and retired our $17.5 million outstanding debt. The new credit facility increases our available credit and provides greater flexibility to make investments and acquisitions both domestically and internationally.
Pursuant to the credit agreement, we may choose to pay interest to the lenders for outstanding borrowings at LIBOR plus 200 to 275 basis points or the bank's base rate plus 100 to 175 basis points, depending on our leverage ratio computed at the end of each calendar quarter. On the unused amount of the credit facility, we pay a commitment fee of 37.5 to 50 basis points depending on our leverage ratio calculated at the end of each quarter. Terms of the credit agreement require, among other things, that we meet certain financial covenants. At June 30, 2012, we were in compliance with all covenants. We expect the recorded value of our debt to approximate its fair value, as it is all variable rate debt and carries no pre-payment penalty, and would be considered a level 3 estimate within the fair value hierarchy.
Deferred financing costs related to our credit agreement are included in intangible assets, net on the balance sheet and are being amortized to interest expense over the term of the agreement.
On January 30, 2012, we acquired a 60% ownership interest in Crediamigo, a specialty consumer finance company headquartered in Mexico City. Non-recourse debt amounts in the table above represent Crediamigo’s third party debt. All lines of credit are guaranteed by the Crediamigo loan portfolio. Interest on lines of credit due 2014 and 2015 is charged at the Mexican Interbank Equilibrium ("TIIE") plus a margin varying from 9% to 20%. The line of credit due 2014 requires monthly payments of $0.1 million with remaining principal due at maturity. The line of credit due 2015 requires monthly payments of $0.8 million increasing to $1.9 million on November 30, 2012, with the remaining principal due at maturity. Beginning September 30, 2012, the 18% secured notes require monthly payments of $0.1 million with remaining principal due at maturity. The debt premium on Crediamigo’s debt was recorded at acquisition and is being amortized as a reduction of interest expense over the life of the debt. We expect the recorded value of our debt to approximate its fair value and would be considered level 3 estimates within the fair value hierarchy.
On June 29, 2012 Crediamigo renegotiated their revolving line of credit originally due 2016. The interest rate was decreased
from 20% to 14.5% and the term was extended 6 months, now being due at the end of April 2017. The maximum borrowing capacity was also raised from $14.6 million to $22.0 million. Due to the substantial improvement in the renegotiated terms, the remaining unamortized premium of $2.8 million, valued at acquisition, was accelerated and recognized as a reduction to interest expense in the current quarter.
Included in the amounts above are notes due to Crediamigo’s shareholders, which are presented in the table below (in thousands):
Note G: Stock Compensation
Our net income includes the following compensation costs related to our stock compensation arrangements:
Included in the compensation cost for the nine months ended June 30, 2011 is $7.3 million for the accelerated vesting of restricted stock upon the retirement of our former Chief Executive Officer on October 31, 2010, and a related $2.5 million income tax benefit. In the current quarter, stock option exercises resulted in the issuance of 5,400 shares for immaterial proceeds. In the nine-month period ended June 30, 2012, stock option exercises resulted in the issuance of 201,298 shares for total proceeds of $0.6 million. All options and restricted stock relate to our Class A Non-voting Common Stock.
Note H: Income Taxes
Income tax expense is provided at the U.S. tax rate on financial statement earnings, adjusted for the difference between the U.S. tax rate and the rate of tax in effect for non-U.S. earnings deemed to be permanently reinvested in the Company's non-U.S. operations. Deferred income taxes have not been provided for the potential remittance of non-U.S. undistributed earnings to the extent those earnings are deemed to be permanently reinvested, or to the extent such recognition would result in a deferred tax asset.
The current quarter’s effective tax rate is 29.8% of pretax income compared to 34.7% for the prior year quarter. For the current nine-month period, the effective tax rate is 33.1% compared to 35.2% in the prior nine-month period. The decrease in the effective tax rates is primarily due to the determination that the undistributed earnings of non-U.S. subsidiaries on which income taxes were previously recorded will not be repatriated in the foreseeable future, as well as the recognition of state net operating losses.
Note I: Contingencies
Currently and from time to time, we are defendants in various legal and regulatory actions. While we cannot determine the ultimate outcome of these actions, we believe their resolution will not have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or liquidity. However, we cannot give any assurance as to their ultimate outcome.
Note J: Operating Segment Information
Segment information is prepared on the same basis that our management reviews financial information for operational decision-making purposes. Previously, we reported segment information based primarily on product offerings. Beginning with the second quarter of fiscal 2012, we redefined our reportable operating segments based on geography as our company is increasingly being organized and managed along geographic lines, with product offerings and channels based on local custom and regulation. As a result, we concluded that segment reporting based on geography more closely aligns with our management organization and strategic direction.
For periods ending after January 1, 2012, we will report segments as follows:
Concurrent with the change in reportable operating segments, we revised our prior period financial information to reflect comparable financial information for the new segment structure.
There are no inter-segment revenues, and the amounts below were determined in accordance with the same accounting principles used in our consolidated financial statements. The following tables present operating segment information for the three and nine-month periods ending June 30, 2012 and 2011, including the reclassifications discussed in Note A “Significant Accounting Policies.”