May 5, 2011
Nicholas Financial Reports Record 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year Results
Clearwater, Florida, - Januuary 27, 2011 - Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: NICK), announced that for the three months ended March 31, 2011 net earnings increased 46% to $4,772,000 as compared to $3,260,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Per share diluted net earnings increased 43% to $0.40 as compared to $0.28 for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Revenue increased 13% to $16,095,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2011 as compared to $14,256,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2010.
For the year ended March 31, 2011, net earnings increased 55% to $16,805,000 as compared to $10,865,000 for the year ended March 31, 2010. Per share diluted net earnings increased 52% to $1.41 as compared to $0.93 for the year ended March 31, 2010. Revenue increased 11% to $62,774,000 for the year ended March 31, 2011 as compared to $56,472,000 for the year ended March 31, 2010.
“Our strong growth in earnings per share for the fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2011 were favorably impacted by the revenue contribution from new branches and a reduction in the net charge-off rate,” stated Peter L. Vosotas, Chairman and CEO. “We reported record revenues and earnings every quarter this year. In addition, we opened six new branch offices in the past year. We entered two new states with a branch in Chicago, Illinois and one in St. Louis, Missouri. We expect to add four to eight new branches during the upcoming year and will also continue to pursue buy-side opportunities as they arise.”
Nicholas Financial, Inc. is one of the largest publicly
traded specialty consumer finance companies based in the Southeastern states. The Company
presently operates 56 branch locations in both the Southeastern and the Midwestern states.
The Company has approximately 11,800,000 shares of common stock outstanding. For an index
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