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2022-08-03 | NDAQ:RCII | Press Release


Total Revenue $1.1 Billion; GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.33; Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.15

Rent-A-Center Segment Lease Portfolio Value Up 2% Year-over-Year

Maintained Improved Risk Metrics in Virtual LTO

Cash From Operations $287 Million Year-to-Date; Free Cash Flow of $256 Million

Provides Third Quarter Financial Outlook and Updates Full Year Outlook

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the “Company” or “Rent-A-Center”) (NASDAQ:RCII) today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

“Second quarter results were at or above the high end of the guidance ranges we provided in May, and we met our key objectives for the first half of the year, which were to optimize Acima’s underwriting approach for the current environment, maintain year-over-year portfolio growth for the Rent-A-Center Segment, and manage costs to support profitability in this challenging environment,” said Mitch Fadel, Chief Executive Officer.

“While we have executed well in areas of the business that we control, external factors like inflation, economic growth, and discretionary income worsened during the first half of the year and into the third quarter. Assuming the current external environment continues for the remainder of the year, we believe the negative effect on consumer demand, merchant partner traffic, and customer payment behavior would cause us to fall short of the full year 2022 financial targets that we introduced in February. Consequently, we are lowering our full-year 2022 financial targets, as provided in today’s earnings release.”

“Despite these external headwinds, we still expect a sequential increase in profits for the second half of the year, and with our adjustments to our underwriting approach, we believe the Company is well positioned to address the growing need for alternative payment solutions in the quarters ahead,” continued Mr. Fadel.

“Longer-term, we remain very optimistic about our business, strategy, and the compelling shareholder value creation opportunities we see in our platform of solutions designed to help financially underserved consumers access products that enhance their quality of life,” concluded Mr. Fadel.

Second Quarter Consolidated Results

  • Second quarter 2022 consolidated revenues of $1.1 billion decreased 10.3% year-over-year, primarily due to lower merchandise sales revenue and rental revenues compared to the prior year period. Merchandise sales revenue decreased year-over-year primarily due to reduced utilization of early payout options, likely due to pressure on discretionary income from the high rates of inflation in the current year and the wind down of government stimulus programs in the second half of 2021. The Acima Segment was the primary contributor to the decrease in rental and fees revenues, resulting from lower GMV in recent quarters and higher reserves on receivables compared to the prior year period.
  • GAAP operating profit for the second quarter of 2022 was $58.1 million compared to $106.5 million in the prior year period. GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2022 was $19.7 million and included $49.0 million of costs, net of tax, relating to special items described below, compared to $61.3 million of GAAP net income and $49.3 million of costs, net of tax, relating to special items in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2022 was $128.9 million and decreased 31.1% year-over-year primarily due to lower revenues, higher loss rates on lease vintages underwritten in late 2021, and higher operating costs stemming from increases in wages and delivery expenses. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 12.0% in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 15.7% in the prior year period, and margin contraction resulted from the same factors that negatively impacted Adjusted EBITDA.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2022 was $0.33 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.90 in the prior year period. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which excludes the impact of special items described below, for the second quarter of 2022 was $1.15 compared to $1.63 in the prior year period.
  • For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company generated $287.1 million of cash from operations and ended the second quarter with $112.2 million of cash and cash equivalents, $1.4 billion of debt outstanding, $500 million of liquidity that included $388 million of undrawn revolving credit availability, and a net debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio of 2.4 times. During the second quarter, the Company returned $18.4 million of cash to shareholders through dividends, and paid down $30.0 million on its revolving credit facility.

Second Quarter Segment Highlights

Acima Segment:Second quarter 2022 revenues of $530.2 million decreased 16.5% year-over-year, driven by lower rental and fees revenues and reduced merchandise sales. The decrease in rental and fees revenues was primarily due to decreases in Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) in the first and second quarters of 2022 and higher provisions on delinquencies compared to the prior year period, which benefited from government stimulus programs driving favorable customer payment trends. The decrease in merchandise sales revenues was primarily attributable to a lower proportion of customers utilizing early payout options in the current year compared to the prior year, which was likely the result of pressure on customers’ discretionary income from higher rates of inflation in the current year and the wind down of government stimulus programs in the second half of 2021. Second quarter GMV decreased 24.2% year-over-year due to changes in underwriting that occurred during the first half of the current year, designed to better manage lease performance, as well as tough comparisons from the second quarter of last year when demand for consumer durables benefited from the effects of government stimulus programs. These reductions were partially offset by growth in total active locations from the prior year period. However, on a two-year stacked basis, GMV increased 19%. Skip/stolen losses were 11.6% of revenue in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 12.6% in the first quarter of 2022 and 8.7% in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, segment operating profit was $35.8 million with an operating profit margin of 6.8% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to $68.1 million and 10.7% in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA was $53.0 million with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 10.0% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to $29.0 million and 4.8% in the first quarter of 2022 and $87.3 million and 13.7% in the prior year period. The year-over-year decrease in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to lower revenues, including the effect of higher delinquency rates, and higher loss rates caused by a lag in adjustments to underwriting as customer payment behavior worsened towards the end of 2021.

Rent-A-Center Business Segment: Second quarter 2022 revenues of $490.2 million decreased 3.1% year-over-year on a 3.3% decrease in same-store sales primarily attributable to a decline in merchandise sales and reduced utilization of early payout options in the quarter, which had benefited from government stimulus programs in the prior year period. Rental and fee revenues also decreased year-over-year, mainly due to a decrease in the percent of lease payments collected. E-commerce accounted for 22.7% of revenue in the quarter, compared to 20.4% in the prior year period. The segment lease portfolio value increased 2.0% compared to the prior year period, and same-store sales were up 13.3% on a two-year stacked basis. Skip/stolen losses were 4.2% of revenue in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 2.3% in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, segment operating profit in the quarter was $99.1 million with operating profit margin of 20.2%, compared to $126.5 million and 25.0% in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was $104.1 million with Adjusted EBITDA margin of 21.2%, compared to $131.1 million and 25.9% in the prior year period. The decline in segment operating profit and Adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to normalized loss rates compared to the prior year period that benefited from government stimulus programs, and increases in wages and delivery expenses in the current year period. On June 30, 2022, the Rent-A-Center Business segment had 1,850 company-operated locations.

Franchising Segment:Second quarter 2022 revenues of $34.2 million decreased 9.1% year-over-year due to lower inventory purchases per store. Segment operating profit, on a GAAP basis, and Adjusted EBITDA were $5.3 million in the second quarter and decreased $0.4 million year-over-year. On June 30, 2022, there were 457 franchise-operated locations.

Mexico Segment:Second quarter 2022 revenues of $16.7 million increased 9.4% year-over-year on a constant currency basis. Segment operating profit, on a GAAP basis, and Adjusted EBITDA were $1.9 million and $2.1 million, respectively. In the second quarter, GAAP operating profit decreased by $0.4 million year-over-year. On June 30, 2022, the Mexico business had 123 company-operated locations.

Corporate Segment:Second quarter 2022 non-GAAP basis expenses decreased $5.8 million year-over-year or 10.8%, reflecting lower incentive compensation versus the prior year period. Sequentially, non-GAAP expenses decreased $10.5 million, driven by cost management actions.

Key Operating Metrics

Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV): The Company defines Gross Merchandise Volume as the retail value in U.S. dollars of merchandise acquired by the Company that is leased to customers through a transaction that occurs within a defined period, net of cancellations.

SAME STORE SALES

(Unaudited)

Table 1

Period

Rent-A-Center

Business

Mexico

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

(3.3)%

7.3%

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

(1.1)%

7.6%

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

16.6%

21.6%

Note: Same store sale methodology – Same store sales generally represents revenue earned in stores that were operated by us for 13 months or more and are reported on a constant currency basis as a percentage of total revenue earned in stores of the segment during the indicated period. The Company excludes from the same store sales base any store that receives a certain level of customer accounts from closed stores or acquisitions. The receiving store will be eligible for inclusion in the same store sales base in the 30th full month following account transfer.

2022 Guidance

The Company is providing the following guidance for its 2022 fiscal year:

Table 2

2022 Guidance

Full Year 2022

Third Quarter 2022

Consolidated (1)

Revenues ($’s billion)

$4.265 – $4.385

$1.000 – $1.055

Adjusted EBITDA Excluding Stock Based Compensation (2) ($’s million)

$480 – $525

$125 – $142

Non-GAAP Diluted earnings per share (2)(3)

$4.00 – $4.50

$1.05 -$1.25

Free cash flow (2) ($’s million)

$390 – $440

N/A

(1) Consolidated includes Acima, Rent-A-Center Business, Franchising, Mexico and Corporate Segments.

(2) Non-GAAP financial measure. See descriptions below in this release. Because of the inherent uncertainty related to the special items identified in the tables below, management does not believe it is able to provide a meaningful forecast of the comparable GAAP measures or reconciliation to any forecasted GAAP measure without unreasonable effort. Adjusted EBITDA figures exclude stock based compensation beginning with the first quarter of 2022.

(3) Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share excludes the impact of incremental depreciation and amortization related to the estimated fair value of acquired Acima assets, stock compensation expense associated with the Acima Acquisition equity consideration subject to vesting conditions, and one-time transaction and integration costs related to the Acima Acquisition. Guidance excludes the impact of future share repurchases.

Additional Commentary on the 2022 Outlook

  • 2022 guidance assumes the macro headwinds that affected the business in the second quarter of 2022, including high rates of inflation, pressures on discretionary income, and the effect of lower levels of government stimulus relief for our core consumers, will continue at current levels throughout the year.
  • The Company has modified its definition of Adjusted EBITDA beginning with first quarter 2022 results to exclude stock-based compensation. Therefore, 2022 Adjusted EBITDA guidance excludes the impact of stock-based compensation, whereas prior period Adjusted EBITDA within the remainder of this press release has been adjusted to exclude the impact of stock-based compensation.

Webcast Information

Rent-A-Center, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter results, guidance and other operational matters on the morning of Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. ET. For a live webcast of the call, visit https://investor.rentacenter.com. Certain financial and other statistical information that will be discussed during the conference call will also be provided on the same website. Participants can access the call by phone via this link (registration link), where the dial-in details will be provided.

About Rent-A-Center, Inc.

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) is a leading provider of technology driven, flexible, no debt obligation leasing solutions that offer underserved consumers access to and potential ownership of high-quality durable goods that enhance their quality of life. The Company’s omnichannel model utilizes proprietary data and technology to facilitate transactions across a wide range of retail channels including its own Acima virtual lease-to-own platform, Rentacenter.com, e-commerce partner platforms, partner retail stores, and Rent-A-Center branded stores. For additional information about the Company, please visit our website Rentacenter.com or Investor.rentacenter.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release and the guidance above and the Company’s related conference call contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “could,” “estimate,” “predict,” “continue,” “maintain,” “should,” “anticipate,” “believe,” or “confident,” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology and including, among others, statements concerning (i) the Company’s guidance for 2022, the third quarter 2022 and future outlook, (ii) the potential effects of the pandemic of the respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) on the Company’s business operations, financial performance, and prospects, (iii) the future business prospects and financial performance of the Company following the acquisition of Acima Holdings, LLC (“Acima Holdings”), (iv) cost and revenue synergies and other benefits expected to result from the Acima Holdings acquisition, (v) the Company’s expectations, plans and strategy relating to its capital structure and capital allocation, including any share repurchases under the Company’s share repurchase program, and (vi) other statements that are not historical facts. However, there can be no assurance that such expectations will occur. The Company’s actual future performance could differ materially and adversely from such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to these differences include, but are not limited to: (1) risks relating to the Acima Holdings acquisition, including (i) the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the Acima Holdings acquisition may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected, (ii) the possibility that costs, difficulties or disruptions related to the integration of Acima Holdings operations into the Company’s other operations will be greater than expected, (iii) the Company’s ability to (A) effectively adjust to changes in the composition of the Company’s offerings and product mix as a result of acquiring Acima Holdings and continue to maintain the quality of existing offerings and (B) successfully introduce other new product or service offerings on a timely and cost-effective basis, and (iv) changes in the Company’s future cash requirements as a result of the Acima Holdings acquisition, whether caused by unanticipated increases in capital expenditures or working capital needs, unanticipated liabilities or otherwise; (2) the Company’s ability to identify potential acquisition candidates, complete acquisitions and successfully integrate acquired companies; (3) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government and regulatory restrictions issued to combat the pandemic, including adverse changes in such restrictions, the expiration of governmental stimulus programs, and impacts on (i) demand for the Company’s lease-to-own products offered in the Company’s operating segments, (ii) the Company’s Acima retail partners, (iii) the Company’s customers and their willingness and ability to satisfy their lease obligations, (iv) the Company’s suppliers’ ability to satisfy its merchandise needs and related supply chain disruptions, (v) the Company’s employees, including the ability to adequately staff its operating locations, (vi) the Company’s financial and operational performance, and (vii) the Company’s liquidity; (4) the general strength of the economy and other economic conditions affecting consumer preferences and spending, including the availability of credit to the Company’s target consumers, impacts from the high levels of inflation and a possible recession; (5) factors affecting the disposable income available to the Company’s current and potential customers; (6) changes in the unemployment rate; (7) capital market conditions, including availability of funding sources for the Company; (8) changes in the Company’s credit ratings; (9) difficulties encountered in improving the financial and operational performance of the Company’s business segments; (10) risks associated with pricing changes and strategies being deployed in the Company’s businesses; (11) the Company’s ability to continue to realize benefits from its initiatives regarding cost-savings and other EBITDA enhancements, efficiencies and working capital improvements; (12) the Company’s ability to continue to effectively execute its strategic initiatives, including mitigating risks associated with any potential mergers and acquisitions, or refranchising opportunities; (13) failure to manage the Company’s store labor and other store expenses, including merchandise losses; (14) disruptions caused by the operation of the Company’s store information management systems or disruptions in the systems of the Company’s host retailers; (15) risks related to the Company’s virtual lease-to-own business, including the Company’s ability to continue to develop and successfully implement the necessary technologies; (16) the Company’s ability to achieve the benefits expected from its integrated virtual and staffed retail partner offering and to successfully grow this business segment; (17) exposure to potential operating margin degradation due to the higher cost of merchandise in the Company’s Acima offering and higher merchandise losses than compared to our Rent-A-Center business segment; (18) the Company’s transition to more-readily scalable, “cloud-based” solutions; (19) the Company’s ability to develop and successfully implement digital or E-commerce capabilities, including mobile applications; (20) the Company’s ability to protect its proprietary intellectual property; (21) the Company’s ability or that of the Company’s host retailers to protect the integrity and security of customer, employee and host retailer information, which may be adversely affected by hacking, computer viruses, or similar disruptions; (22) disruptions in the Company’s supply chain; (23) limitations of, or disruptions in, the Company’s distribution network; (24) rapid inflation or deflation in the prices of the Company’s products and other related costs; (25) the Company’s ability to execute and the effectiveness of store consolidations, including the Company’s ability to retain the revenue from customer accounts merged into another store location as a result of a store consolidation; (26) the Company’s available cash flow and its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to continue paying dividends; (27) increased competition from traditional competitors, virtual lease-to-own competitors, online retailers, Buy-Now-Pay-Later and other Fintech companies and other competitors, including subprime lenders; (28) the Company’s ability to identify and successfully market products and services that appeal to its current and future targeted customer segments and to accurately estimate the size of the total addressable market; (29) consumer preferences and perceptions of the Company’s brands; (30) the Company’s ability to retain the revenue associated with acquired customer accounts and enhance the performance of acquired stores; (31) the Company’s ability to enter into new, and collect on, its rental or lease purchase agreements; (32) changes in the enforcement of existing laws and regulations and the enactment of new laws and regulations adversely affecting the Company’s business, including any legislative or regulatory enforcement efforts that seek to re-characterize store-based or virtual lease-to-own transactions as credit sales and to apply consumer credit laws and regulations to the Company’s business; (33) the Company’s compliance with applicable statutes or regulations governing its businesses; (34) changes in interest rates; (35) changes in tariff policies; (36) adverse changes in the economic conditions of the industries, countries or markets that the Company serves; (37) information technology and data security costs; (38) the impact of any breaches in data security or other disturbances to the Company’s information technology and other networks (39) changes in estimates relating to self-insurance liabilities and income tax and litigation reserves; (40) changes in the Company’s effective tax rate; (41) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; (42) the Company’s ability to maintain an effective system of internal controls, including in connection with the integration of Acima; (43) litigation or administrative proceedings to which the Company is or may be a party to from time to time; and (44) the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and in its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the Company is not obligated to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect the events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Rent-A-Center, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS – UNAUDITED

Table 3

Three Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2022

2021

Revenues

Store

Rentals and fees

$

857,298

$

916,405

Merchandise sales

160,769

221,229

Installment sales

18,548

18,191

Other

1,068

1,035

Total store revenues

1,037,683

1,156,860

Franchise

Merchandise sales

26,505

29,616

Royalty income and fees

7,067

7,499

Total revenues

1,071,255

1,193,975

Cost of revenues

Store

Cost of rentals and fees

319,943

320,873

Cost of merchandise sold

185,735

249,853

Cost of installment sales

6,426

6,234

Total cost of store revenues

512,104

576,960

Franchise cost of merchandise sold

26,607

29,543

Total cost of revenues

538,711

606,503

Gross profit

532,544

587,472

Operating expenses

Store expenses

Labor

163,956

159,337

Other store expenses

199,091

181,012

General and administrative expenses

44,868

54,385

Depreciation and amortization

12,880

13,566

Other charges

53,668

72,653

Total operating expenses

474,463

480,953

Operating profit

58,081

106,519

Interest expense

19,089

20,435

Interest income

(92

)

(44

)

Earnings before income taxes

39,084

86,128

Income tax expense

19,359

24,819

Net earnings

$

19,725

$

61,309

Basic weighted average shares

53,998

58,295

Basic earnings per common share

$

0.37

$

1.05

Diluted weighted average shares

59,672

67,820

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.33

$

0.90

Rent-A-Center, Inc. and Subsidiaries

SELECTED BALANCE SHEETS HIGHLIGHTS – UNAUDITED

Table 4

June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

Cash and cash equivalents

$

112,175

$

145,072

Receivables, net

122,594

120,795

Prepaid expenses and other assets

59,476

46,834

Rental merchandise, net

On rent

977,178

1,122,057

Held for rent

140,770

120,784

Operating lease right-of-use assets

304,376

297,317

Goodwill

289,761

344,023

Total assets

2,767,132

3,035,302

Operating lease liabilities

$

307,125

$

299,537

Senior debt, net

933,019

842,047

Senior notes, net

436,966

435,002

Total liabilities

2,208,298

2,210,138

Stockholders’ equity

558,834

825,164

Rent-A-Center, Inc. and Subsidiaries

SEGMENT INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTS – UNAUDITED

Table 5

Three Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

Revenues

Rent-A-Center Business

$

490,185

$

505,834

Acima

530,170

635,280

Mexico

16,701

15,255

Franchising

34,199

37,606

Total revenues

$

1,071,255

$

1,193,975

Table 6

Three Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

Gross profit

Rent-A-Center Business

$

348,060

$

357,187

Acima

165,081

211,404

Mexico

11,811

10,818

Franchising

7,592

8,063

Total gross profit

$

532,544

$

587,472

Table 7

Three Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

Operating profit

Rent-A-Center Business

$

99,108

$

126,487

Acima

35,835

68,099

Mexico

1,949

2,420

Franchising

5,303

5,694

Total segments

142,195

202,700

Corporate

(84,114

)

(96,181

)

Total operating profit

$

58,081

$

106,519

Table 8

Three Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

Depreciation and amortization

Rent-A-Center Business

$

4,622

$

4,452

Acima

475

524

Mexico

163

119

Franchising

38

18

Total segments

5,298

5,113

Corporate

7,582

8,453

Total depreciation and amortization

$

12,880

$

13,566

Table 9

Three Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

Capital expenditures

Rent-A-Center Business

$

6,795

$

8,308

Acima

143

515

Mexico

301

190

Total segments

7,239

9,013

Corporate

7,253

5,000

Total capital expenditures

$

14,492

$

14,013

Table 10

On lease at June 30,

Held for lease at June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Lease merchandise, net

Rent-A-Center Business

$

458,849

$

449,243

$

131,264

$

110,560

Acima

498,421

653,308

673

1,047

Mexico

19,908

19,506

8,833

9,177

Total lease merchandise, net

$

977,178

$

1,122,057

$

140,770

$

120,784

Table 11

June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

Assets

Rent-A-Center Business

$

1,041,788

$

969,617

Acima

1,226,105

1,559,381

Mexico

45,346

41,106

Franchising

16,022

14,845

Total segments

2,329,261

2,584,949

Corporate

437,871

450,353

Total assets

$

2,767,132

$

3,035,302

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release and the Company’s related conference call contain certain financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including (1) Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (net earnings, as adjusted for special items (as defined below), net of taxes, divided by the number of shares of our common stock on a fully diluted basis), (2) Adjusted EBITDA (net earnings before interest, taxes, stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, as adjusted for special items) on a consolidated and segment basis and (3) Free Cash Flow (net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures). “Special items” refers to certain gains and charges we view as extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring in nature and which we believe do not reflect our core business activities. For the periods presented herein, these special items are described in the quantitative reconciliation tables included below in this release. Because of the inherent uncertainty related to the special items, management does not believe it is able to provide a meaningful forecast of the comparable GAAP measures or reconciliation to any forecasted GAAP measure without unreasonable effort.

These non-GAAP measures are additional tools intended to assist our management in comparing our performance on a more consistent basis for purposes of business decision-making by removing the impact of certain items management believes do not directly reflect our core operations. These measures are intended to assist management in evaluating operating performance and liquidity, comparing performance and liquidity across periods, planning and forecasting future business operations, helping determine levels of operating and capital investments and identifying and assessing additional trends potentially impacting our Company that may not be shown solely by comparisons of GAAP measures. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is also used as part of our incentive compensation program for our executive officers and others.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures also provide supplemental information that is useful to investors, analysts and other external users of our consolidated financial statements in understanding our financial results and evaluating our performance and liquidity from period to period. However, non-GAAP financial measures have inherent limitations and are not substitutes for or superior to, and they should be read together with, our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further, because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare such measures to the non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies, even if they have the same or similar names.

Reconciliation of net earnings to net earnings excluding special items and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:

Table 12

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

(In thousands)

Gross Profit

Operating

Profit

Earnings

Before

Income

Taxes

Tax (Benefit)

Expense

Net Earnings

(Loss)

Diluted

Earnings

(Loss) per

Share

GAAP Results

$

532,544

$

58,081

$

39,084

$

19,359

$

19,725

$

0.33

Plus: Special Items (Extraordinary, Unusual or Non-Recurring Gains or Charges)

Acima equity consideration vesting

32,872

32,872

2,844

30,028

0.51

Acima acquired assets depreciation and amortization (1)

18,234

18,234

1,578

16,656

0.28

Retail partner conversion losses

1,169

1,169

101

1,068

0.02

State tax audit assessment reserves

1,165

1,165

101

1,064

0.02

Cost savings initiatives

(466

)

(466

)

(40

)

(426

)

(0.01

)

Store closure costs

326

326

28

298

IT Asset disposals

292

292

25

267

Other

78

78

7

71

Discrete Income Tax Items

69

(69

)

Non-GAAP Adjusted Results

$

532,544

$

111,751

$

92,754

$

24,072

$

68,682

$

1.15

(1)Includes amortization of approximately $14.3 million related to the total fair value of acquired intangible assets and incremental depreciation of approximately $4.0 million.

Table 13

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

(In thousands)

Gross Profit

Operating

Profit

Earnings

Before

Income

Taxes

Tax Expense

Net Earnings

(Loss)

Diluted

Earnings

(Loss) per

Share

GAAP Results

$

587,472

$

106,519

$

86,128

$

24,819

$

61,309

$

0.90

Plus: Special Items (Extraordinary, Unusual or Non-Recurring Gains or Charges)

Acima equity consideration vesting

34,410

34,410

1,893

32,517

0.49

Acima acquired assets depreciation and amortization (1)

(10,874

)

22,360

22,360

1,229

21,131

0.31

Legal settlement reserves

3,500

3,500

192

3,308

0.05

Acima transaction costs

705

705

39

666

0.01

Acima integration costs

688

688

38

650

0.01

Store closure costs

116

116

6

110

Discrete Income Tax Items

9,119

(9,119

)

(0.14

)

Non-GAAP Adjusted Results

$

576,598

$

168,298

$

147,907

$

37,335

$

110,572

$

1.63

(1)Includes amortization of approximately $29.3 million related to the total fair value of acquired intangible assets, incremental depreciation of approximately $4.0 million related to the fair value increase over net book value for acquired software assets, offset by a depreciation adjustment of approximately ($10.9) million related to a step-down of estimated fair value under net book value for acquired lease merchandise.

Reconciliation of operating profit to Adjusted EBITDA (consolidated and by segment):

Table 14

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

(In thousands)

Rent-A-

Center

Business

Acima

Mexico

Franchising

Corporate

Consolidated

GAAP Operating Profit (Loss)

$

99,108

$

35,835

$

1,949

$

5,303

$

(84,114

)

$

58,081

Plus: Amortization, Depreciation

4,622

475

163

38

7,582

12,880

Plus: Stock-based compensation

4,265

4,265

Plus: Special Items (Extraordinary, Unusual or Non-Recurring Gains or Charges)

Acima equity consideration vesting

32,872

32,872

Acima acquired assets depreciation and amortization (1)

14,262

3,972

18,234

Retail partner conversion losses

1,169

1,169

State tax audit assessment reserves

1,165

1,165

Cost savings initiatives

(466

)

(466

)

Store closure costs

326

326

IT Asset disposals

292

292

Other

78

78

Adjusted EBITDA

$

104,056

$

52,984

$

2,112

$

5,341

$

(35,597

)

$

128,896

(1)Includes amortization of approximately $14.3 million related to the total fair value of acquired intangible assets and incremental depreciation of approximately $4.0 million.

Table 15

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

(In thousands)

Rent-A-

Center

Business

Acima

Mexico

Franchising

Corporate

Consolidated

GAAP Operating Profit (Loss)

$

126,487

$

68,099

$

2,420

$

5,694

$

(96,181

)

$

106,519

Plus: Amortization, Depreciation

4,452

524

119

18

8,453

13,566

Plus: Stock-based compensation

5,156

5,156

Plus: Special Items (Extraordinary, Unusual or Non-Recurring Gains or Charges)

Acima equity consideration vesting

34,410

34,410

Acima acquired assets depreciation and amortization (1)

18,388

3,972

22,360

Legal settlement reserves

3,500

3,500

Acima transaction costs

705

705

Acima integration costs

(4

)

313

379

688

Store closure costs

115

1

116

Adjusted EBITDA

$

131,050

$

87,324

$

2,540

$

5,712

$

(39,606

)

$

187,020

(1)Includes amortization of approximately $29.3 million related to the total fair value of acquired intangible assets, incremental depreciation of approximately $4.0 million related to the fair value increase over net book value for acquired software assets, offset by a depreciation adjustment of approximately ($10.9) million related to a step-down of estimated fair value under net book value for acquired lease merchandise.

Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow:

Table 16

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(In thousands)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

81,830

$

114,725

$

287,121

$

250,518

Purchase of property assets

(14,492

)

(14,013

)

(30,895

)

(25,401

)

Free cash flow

$

67,338

$

100,712

$

256,226

$

225,117

Proceeds from sale of stores

2

8

Acquisitions of businesses

(93

)

(5,639

)

(417

)

(1,273,542

)

Free cash flow including acquisitions and divestitures

$

67,247

$

95,073

$

255,817

$

(1,048,425

)



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