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Press Release: CURO Group Holdings Corp. -11-

· 02/04/2021 16:00
-- Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share, or the Adjusted Earnings Measures (net income from continuing operations plus or minus restructuring and other costs, certain legal and other costs, income or loss from equity method investment, goodwill and intangible asset impairments, certain costs related to the disposition of U.K., transaction-related costs, share-based compensation, intangible asset amortization, certain tax adjustments and impacts from tax law changes and cumulative tax effect of applicable adjustments, on a total and per share basis); -- EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization); -- Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA plus or minus certain non-cash and other adjusting items); -- Adjusted effective income tax rate (effective tax rate plus or minus certain non-cash and other adjusting items); and -- Gross Combined Loans Receivable (includes loans originated by third-party lenders through CSO programs which are not included in the Consolidated Financial Statements).Balance as of Interest December Capacity Rate Maturity Counter-parties 31, 2020 -------------- -------- --------- --------------- ---------- Non-Recourse 3-Mo Canada SPV C$175.0 CDOR + September Waterfall Asset Facility (1) million 6.75% 2, 2023 Management $ 96,075 BayCoast Bank; Stride Bank; Senior Hancock-Whitney Secured Bank; Revolving 1-Mo Metropolitan Credit LIBOR + June 30, Commercial Facility $50.0 million 5.00% 2021 Bank -- Non-Recourse 1-Mo Atalaya Capital U.S. SPV LIBOR + April 8, Management, Facility $200.0 million 6.25%(2) 2024 MetaBank 43,586 Cash Money Canada Revolving Prime Credit Rate Royal Bank of Facility (1) C$10.0 million +1.95% On-demand Canada -- 8.25% Senior Secured Notes September (due 2025) $690.0 million 8.25% 1, 2025 680,000 -------------- -------------- -------- --------- --------------- -------- (1) Capacity amounts are denominated in Canadian dollars, while outstanding balances as of December 31, 2020 are denominated in U.S. dollars. (2) The Non-Recourse U.S. SPV Facility initially provided for $100.0 million of borrowing capacity, which increased to $200.0 million on July 31, 2020 following additional commitments. As a result of the increase in commitments, interest now accrues at an annual rate of one-month LIBOR (with a floor of 1.65%) plus the lesser of (i) 6.95% and (ii) the sum of (a) 6.25% on balances up to $145.5 million and (b) 9.75% on balances greater than $145.5 million.Equity $ 1,182,986 $ 1,081,895 -------------------------- ------------------------- -----------------

Balance Sheet Changes - December 31, 2020 Compared to December 31, 2019

Cash and cash equivalents - The increase in Cash from December 31, 2019 was primarily due to lower demand for loan products due to impacts from COVID-19 and the run-off of the California Installment loan portfolios stemming from regulatory changes effective January 1, 2020.

Restricted cash - The increase in Restricted cash from December 31, 2019 was primarily due to growth in our Canada receivables in which certain eligible receivables are pledged as collateral under the Non-Recourse Canada SPV Facility, growth in Revolve and Opt+ products, and our new Non-Recourse U.S. SPV Facility, which we closed in April 2020.

Gross loans receivable and Allowance for loan losses - As noted in "Loan Volume and Portfolio Performance Analysis" above, changes in Gross loans receivable and related Allowance for loan losses were due to expected lower customer demand and loan origination volumes as a result of COVID-19 impacts and regulatory changes in California effective January 1, 2020.

Income taxes receivable and Deferred tax liabilities - The change in Income taxes receivable and Deferred tax liabilities resulted from the NOL carry-backs, as allowed by the CARES Act. See "Results of Consolidated Operations" for additional details.

Investments - Investments include our equity method investment in Katapult as well as our investment in Katapult through preferred shares not subject to equity method accounting. Prior to the third quarter of 2020, our entire investment in Katapult was accounted for under the equity method and was presented within Prepaid expenses and other. The entire balance is now presented separate within Investments in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The increase in Investments from December 31, 2019 is the result of the acquisition of additional interests from other investors for $12.8 million during the third and fourth quarters of 2020, and the recognition of equity method income of $4.5 million as previously described.

Goodwill - The increase in Goodwill from December 31, 2019 was due to our acquisition of Ad Astra on January 3, 2020, which resulted in $14.8 million of goodwill, as well as foreign currency rate changes.

Liability for losses on CSO lender-owned consumer loans - As noted in "Loan Volume and Portfolio Performance Analysis" above, changes in Liability for losses on CSO lender-owned consumer loans were due to expected lower customer demand and loan origination volumes as a result of COVID-19.

Debt - The increase in Debt from December 31, 2019 was due to $43.6 million of net draws on our new Non-Recourse U.S. SPV Facility, net of deferred financing costs, partially offset by a net reduction in the Non-Recourse Canada SPV Facility.

Debt Capitalization Summary

(December 31, 2020 balances in thousands, net of deferred financing costs)

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial information prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP, we provide certain "non-GAAP financial measures," including:

We believe that presentation of non-GAAP financial information is meaningful and useful in understanding the activities and business metrics of the Company's operations. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the business that, when viewed with the Company's U.S. GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the business.

We believe that investors regularly rely on non-GAAP financial measures, such as Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, to assess operating performance and that such measures may highlight trends in the business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying on financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, we believe that the adjustments shown above are useful to investors in order to allow them to compare our financial results during the periods shown without the effect of each of these income or expense items. In addition, we believe that Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of public companies in our industry, many of which present Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings per Share, EBITDA and/or Adjusted EBITDA when reporting their results.

In addition to reporting loans receivable information in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we provide Gross Combined Loans Receivable consisting of owned loans receivable plus loans originated by third-party lenders through the CSO programs, which we guarantee but do not include in the Consolidated Financial Statements. Management believes this analysis provides investors with important information needed to evaluate overall lending performance.

We provide non-GAAP financial information for informational purposes and to enhance understanding of the U.S. GAAP Consolidated Financial Statements. Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Earnings per Share, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Gross Combined Loans Receivable should not be considered as alternatives to income from continuing operations, segment operating income, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities or any other liquidity measure derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Readers should consider the information in addition to, but not instead of or superior to, the financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This non-GAAP financial information may be determined or calculated differently by other companies, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.

Description and Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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