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Earnings DateMay 10, 2021 - May 14, 2021
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  • Encore Capital Group Inc (ECPG) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Encore Capital Group Inc (ECPG) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

    Good afternoon, and welcome to Encore Capital Group's fourth quarter 2020 earnings call. Joining me on the call today, are, Ashish Masih, our President and Chief Executive Officer; Jonathan Clark, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Ryan Bell, President of Midland Credit Management; and Craig Buick, CEO of Cabot Credit Management.

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    Recap: Encore Capital Gr Q4 Earnings

    Shares of Encore Capital Gr (NASDAQ:ECPG) fell in after-market trading after the company reported Q4 results. Quarterly Results Earnings per share were down 16.67% year over year to $1.30, which missed the estimate of $2.13. Revenue of $382,610,000 up by 10.01% year over year, which beat the estimate of $375,250,000. Guidance Earnings guidance hasn't been issued by the company for now. Revenue guidance hasn't been issued by the company for now. Conference Call Details Date: Feb 24, 2021 View more earnings on ECPG Time: 05:00 PM ET Webcast URL: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/c4rmddcp Technicals Company's 52-week high was at $49.01 Company's 52-week low was at $15.27 Price action over last quarter: Up 9.71% Company Overview Encore Capital Group Inc is a specialty finance company. It provides debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of financial assets. The company purchase portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value and manage them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and work toward financial recovery. Encore has only a reportable segment being portfolio purchasing and recovery. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaRecap: Brookdale Senior Living Q4 EarningsRecap: TrueCar Q4 Earnings© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

  • Encore Capital Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results
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    Encore Capital Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results

    Encore delivers records for collections, revenues and earnings for the yearGAAP net income of $212 million in 2020, up 26%GAAP EPS of $6.68 in 2020, up 25%New global funding structure already delivering benefits, including lower cost of fundsLeverage reduction continues, down to 2.4x at year-end from 2.7x a year ago SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG), an international specialty finance company, today reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. “We continued to execute on our strategy in 2020, delivering strong results and accomplishing a number of key initiatives despite the global COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ashish Masih, Encore’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “After adjusting to the realities of a changing world, we delivered strong returns while achieving new highs for collections, revenues and earnings. We also made significant progress on each of our key strategic pillars, which include concentrating on our most valuable markets with the highest risk-adjusted returns, innovating to continually enhance our competitive advantages and continuing to optimize our balance sheet. In particular, we successfully implemented our global funding structure in September and are now financed by one of the best, most flexible balance sheets in our industry.” “In the U.S., we improved our operating leverage by growing collections to a record level while reducing our costs through our operational innovation, increased productivity and by driving a higher proportion of collections through our cost-efficient call center and digital channel. At the same time, we deployed capital at the highest purchase multiples we have seen in years.” “In Europe, our focus on operating efficiency and expense management in 2020 enabled us to deliver continued solid profitability despite the pressure on European economies caused by the pandemic. After enduring a challenging first half of the year, our collections performance in Europe improved substantially through the remainder of 2020.” “Overall, in the fourth quarter we continued to deliver strong earnings and operating results while leveraging our new funding structure to reduce our cost of capital. We refinanced $840 million of our bonds at significantly better pricing, saving millions of dollars of interest expense and lengthening our debt maturity profile.” “We are off to a good start as we begin 2021 and we remain very optimistic about our future. In the new year, we expect to continue to deliver strong earnings and also what we believe are the highest returns in our industry. As a result of years of focused effort and our accomplishments in 2020, we are well positioned financially and operationally for the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Masih. Financial Highlights for the Full Year of 2020: Year Ended December 31,(in thousands, except percentages, earnings per share and leverage ratio)2020 2019 ChangeTotal collections$2,111,848 $2,026,928 4 %Total revenues$1,501,400 $1,397,681 7 %Portfolio purchases(1)$659,872 $999,858 (34)%Estimated Remaining Collections (ERC)$8,525,984 $7,825,474 9 %Total operating expenses$967,838 $951,336 2 %GAAP net income attributable to Encore(2)$211,848 $167,869 26 %GAAP earnings per share(2)$6.68 $5.33 25 %Adjusted net income(2)$245,795 $187,288 31 %Economic earnings per share(2)$7.75 $5.95 30 %Leverage Ratio(3) 2.4x 2.7x -0.3x __________________ (1) Includes U.S. purchases of $543.0 million and $681.8 million, Europe purchases of $116.9 million and $306.5 million, and other geography purchases of $0 and $11.6 million in 2020 and 2019, respectively. (2) Negatively impacted by $50.5 million of expenses ($40.0 million after tax), or $1.26 per share, related to establishing the company’s global funding structure as well as refinancing transactions in 2020. (3) Leverage ratio is the ratio of Net Debt to (Adjusted EBITDA + collections applied to principal balance), the industry standard for leverage. Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2020: Three Months Ended December 31,(in thousands, except percentages and earnings per share)2020 2019 ChangeTotal collections$536,606 $498,799 8 %Total revenues$382,610 $347,794 10 %Portfolio purchases(1)$127,689 $234,916 (46)%Total operating expenses$258,397 $234,584 10 %GAAP net income attributable to Encore(2)$37,320 $43,085 (13)%GAAP earnings per share(2)$1.17 $1.36 (14)%Adjusted net income(2)$41,305 $49,233 (16)%Economic earnings per share(2)$1.30 $1.56 (17)% __________________ (1) Includes U.S. purchases of $91.8 million and $154.5 million, and Europe purchases of $35.9 million and $80.5 million in Q4 2020 and Q4 2019, respectively. (2) Negatively impacted by $26.0 million of expenses ($21.0 million after tax), or $0.66 per share, related to refinancing transactions in Q4 2020. Conference Call and Webcast The Company will host a conference call and slide presentation today, February 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss fourth quarter and full year results. Members of the public are invited to access the live webcast via the Internet by logging on at the Investor Relations page of Encore's website at www.encorecapital.com. To access the live, listen-only telephone conference portion, please dial (855) 541-0982 or (704) 288-0606. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a telephonic replay will be available for seven days by dialing (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406 and entering the conference ID number 4425965. A replay of the webcast will also be available shortly after the call on the Company's website. Non-GAAP Financial Measures This news release includes certain financial measures that exclude the impact of certain items and therefore have not been calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The Company has included adjusted income attributable to Encore and adjusted income attributable to Encore per share (also referred to as economic EPS when adjusted for certain shares associated with our convertible notes that will not be issued but are reflected in the fully diluted share count for accounting purposes) because management uses this measure to assess operating performance, in order to highlight trends in the Company’s business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying on financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company has included information concerning adjusted EBITDA because management utilizes this information in the evaluation of its operations and believes that this measure is a useful indicator of the Company’s ability to generate cash collections in excess of operating expenses through the liquidation of its receivable portfolios. The Company has included information concerning adjusted operating expenses in order to facilitate a comparison of approximate cash costs to cash collections for the portfolio purchasing and recovery business in the periods presented. Adjusted income attributable to Encore, adjusted income attributable to Encore per share/economic EPS, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted operating expenses have not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to, or more meaningful than, net income, net income per share, and total operating expenses as indicators of the Company’s operating performance. Further, these non-GAAP financial measures, as presented by the Company, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. The Company has attached to this news release a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. About Encore Capital Group, Inc. Encore Capital Group is an international specialty finance company that provides debt recovery solutions and other related services for consumers across a broad range of financial assets. Through its subsidiaries around the globe, Encore purchases portfolios of consumer receivables from major banks, credit unions, and utility providers. Encore partners with individuals as they repay their debt obligations, helping them on the road to financial recovery and ultimately improving their economic well-being. Encore is the first and only company of its kind to operate with a Consumer Bill of Rights that provides industry-leading commitments to consumers. Headquartered in San Diego, Encore is a publicly traded NASDAQ Global Select company (ticker symbol: ECPG) and a component stock of the Russell 2000, the S&P Small Cap 600 and the Wilshire 4500. More information about the company can be found at http://www.encorecapital.com. More information about the Company's Cabot Credit Management subsidiary can be found at http://www.cabotcm.com. Information found on the company’s or Cabot’s website is not incorporated by reference. Forward Looking Statements The statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including, most importantly, those statements preceded by, or that include, the words “will,” “may,” “believe,” “projects,” “expects,” “anticipates” or the negation thereof, or similar expressions, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Reform Act”). These statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future operating results, performance, business plans or prospects. For all “forward-looking statements,” the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company and its subsidiaries to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors are discussed in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, each as it may be amended from time to time. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Contact:Bruce ThomasEncore Capital Group, Inc.Vice President, Global Investor Relations(858) 309-6442bruce.thomas@encorecapital.com SOURCE: Encore Capital Group, Inc. FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition(In Thousands, Except Par Value Amounts) December 31,2020 December 31,2019Assets Cash and cash equivalents$189,184 $192,335 Investment in receivable portfolios, net3,291,918 3,283,984 Deferred court costs, net— 100,172 Property and equipment, net127,297 120,051 Other assets349,162 329,223 Goodwill906,962 884,185 Total assets$4,864,523 $4,909,950 Liabilities and Equity Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$215,920 $223,911 Borrowings3,281,634 3,513,197 Other liabilities146,893 147,436 Total liabilities3,644,447 3,884,544 Commitments and contingencies Equity: Convertible preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding— — Common stock, $0.01 par value, 75,000 shares authorized, 31,345 shares and 31,097 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively313 311 Additional paid-in capital230,440 222,590 Accumulated earnings1,055,668 888,058 Accumulated other comprehensive loss(68,813) (88,766) Total Encore Capital Group, Inc. stockholders’ equity1,217,608 1,022,193 Noncontrolling interest2,468 3,213 Total equity1,220,076 1,025,406 Total liabilities and equity$4,864,523 $4,909,950 The following table presents certain assets and liabilities of consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”) included in the consolidated statements of financial condition above. Most assets in the table below include those assets that can only be used to settle obligations of consolidated VIEs. The liabilities exclude amounts where creditors or beneficial interest holders have recourse to the general credit of the Company. December 31,2020 December 31,2019Assets Cash and cash equivalents$2,223 $34 Investment in receivable portfolios, net553,621 539,596 Other assets5,127 4,759 Liabilities Borrowings478,131 464,092 Other liabilities37 — ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.Consolidated Statements of Operations(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31, 2020 2019 2020 2019Revenues Revenue from receivable portfolios$339,576 $329,418 $1,374,717 $1,269,288 Changes in expected current and future recoveries9,449 — 7,246 — Servicing revenue32,701 29,128 115,118 126,527 Other revenues884 9,301 4,319 9,974 Total revenues382,610 367,847 1,501,400 1,405,789 Net allowances on receivable portfolios (20,053) (8,108) Total revenues, adjusted by net allowances 347,794 1,397,681 Operating expenses Salaries and employee benefits98,232 91,666 378,176 376,365 Cost of legal collections75,053 53,224 239,071 202,670 General and administrative expenses35,159 37,921 149,113 148,256 Other operating expenses25,417 23,520 108,944 108,433 Collection agency commissions13,192 16,960 49,754 63,865 Depreciation and amortization11,344 11,293 42,780 41,029 Goodwill impairment— — — 10,718 Total operating expenses258,397 234,584 967,838 951,336 Income from operations124,213 113,210 533,562 446,345 Other (expense) income Interest expense(51,393) (53,515) (209,356) (217,771) Loss on extinguishment of debt(25,963) — (40,951) (8,989) Other income (expense)854 (2,577) (357) (18,343) Total other expense(76,502) (56,092) (250,664) (245,103) Income before income taxes47,711 57,118 282,898 201,242 Provision for income taxes(10,499) (13,886) (70,374) (32,333) Net income37,212 43,232 212,524 168,909 Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest108 (147) (676) (1,040) Net income attributable to Encore Capital Group, Inc. stockholders$37,320 $43,085 $211,848 $167,869 Earnings per share attributable to Encore Capital Group, Inc.: Basic$1.18 $1.38 $6.74 $5.38 Diluted$1.17 $1.36 $6.68 $5.33 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic31,500 31,233 31,427 31,210 Diluted31,826 31,612 31,710 31,474 ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(In Thousands) Year Ended December 31, 2020 2019 2018Operating activities: Net income$212,524 $168,909 $109,736 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization42,780 41,029 41,228 Expense related to financing51,117 3,523 11,710 Other non-cash interest expense, net23,639 30,299 38,549 Stock-based compensation expense16,560 12,557 12,980 Deferred income taxes11,898 22,339 16,814 Goodwill impairment— 10,718 — Changes in expected current and future recoveries(7,246) — — Provision for (reversal of) allowances on receivable portfolios, net— 8,108 (41,473) Other, net16,260 9,794 (7,016) Changes in operating assets and liabilities Deferred court costs— (3,646) (17,701) Other assets8,980 29,025 (17,925) Prepaid income tax and income taxes payable(27,693) (25,678) 24,284 Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other liabilities(35,955) (62,244) 15,605 Net cash provided by operating activities312,864 244,733 186,791 Investing activities: Purchases of receivable portfolios, net of put-backs(644,048) (1,035,130) (1,131,095) Collections applied to investment in receivable portfolios, net737,131 757,640 809,688 Purchases of property and equipment(34,600) (39,602) (67,475) Proceeds from sale of portfolios— 107,937 — Other, net24,343 6,822 (8,634) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities82,826 (202,333) (397,516) Financing activities: Payment of loan and debt refinancing costs(82,455) (11,586) (23,286) Proceeds from credit facilities1,820,634 603,634 942,186 Repayment of credit facilities(2,290,822) (586,429) (571,144) Proceeds from senior secured notes1,313,385 454,573 — Repayment of senior secured notes(1,033,765) (470,768) (91,578) Proceeds from issuance of convertible and exchangeable senior notes— 100,000 172,500 Repayment of convertible senior notes(89,355) (84,600) — Payment for the purchase of PECs and noncontrolling interest— — (234,101) Other, net(40,822) (24,594) (28,200) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(403,200) (19,770) 166,377 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents(7,510) 22,630 (44,348) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents4,359 12,287 (10,373) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period192,335 157,418 212,139 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$189,184 $192,335 $157,418 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid for interest$169,553 $178,948 $198,797 Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds88,816 43,973 5,734 Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities: Stock consideration for the Cabot Transaction$— $— $180,559 Investment in receivable portfolios transferred to real estate owned2,214 5,058 4,701 Property and equipment acquired through finance leases3,276 5,299 3,283 ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP, INC.Supplemental Financial Information Reconciliation of Adjusted Income Attributable to Encore to GAAP Net Income Attributable to Encore, Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP Net Income, and Adjusted Operating Expenses Related to Portfolio Purchasing and Recovery Business to GAAP Total Operating Expenses(In Thousands, Except Per Share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended December 31, 2020 2019 $ Per DilutedShare $ Per DilutedShareGAAP net income attributable to Encore, as reported$37,320 $1.17 $43,085 $1.36 Adjustments: Convertible and exchangeable notes non-cash interest and issuance cost amortization3,239 0.10 3,930 0.13 Acquisition, integration and restructuring related expenses(1)22 — 704 0.02 Amortization of certain acquired intangible assets(2)1,803 0.06 1,659 0.05 Change in tax accounting method(3)— — 1,245 0.04 Income tax effect of the adjustments(4)(1,079) (0.03) (1,390) (0.04) Adjusted net income attributable to Encore$41,305 $1.30 $49,233 $1.56 ________________________ (1) Amount represents acquisition, integration and restructuring related expenses. We adjust for this amount because we believe these expenses are not indicative of ongoing operations; therefore, adjusting for these expenses enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (2) We have acquired intangible assets, such as trade names and customer relationships, as a result of our acquisition of debt solution service providers. These intangible assets are valued at the time of the acquisition and amortized over their estimated lives. We believe that amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, especially the amortization of an acquired company’s trade names and customer relationships, is the result of pre-acquisition activities. In addition, the amortization of these acquired intangibles is a non-cash static expense that is not affected by operations during any reporting period. As a result, the amortization of certain acquired intangible assets is excluded from our adjusted income attributable to Encore and adjusted income per share. (3) Amount represents the benefit from the tax accounting method change related to revenue reporting. We adjust for certain discrete tax items that are not indicative of our ongoing operations. (4) Amount represents the total income tax effect of the adjustments, which is generally calculated based on the applicable marginal tax rate of the jurisdiction in which the portion of the adjustment occurred. Additionally, we adjust for certain discrete tax items that are not indicative of our ongoing operations. Year Ended December 31, 2020 2019 $ Per DilutedShare $ Per DilutedShareGAAP net income attributable to Encore, as reported$211,848 $6.68 $167,869 $5.33 Adjustments: CFPB settlement fees(1)15,009 0.47 — — Convertible and exchangeable notes non-cash interest and issuance cost amortization14,444 0.46 15,501 0.50 Acquisition, integration and restructuring related expenses(2)4,962 0.16 7,049 0.22 Amortization of certain acquired intangible assets(3)7,010 0.22 7,017 0.22 Loss on Baycorp Transaction(4)— — 12,489 0.40 Goodwill impairment(4)— — 10,718 0.34 Net gain on fair value adjustments to contingent considerations(5)— — (2,300) (0.07) Change in tax accounting method(6)— — (7,825) (0.25) Income tax effect of the adjustments(7)(7,478) (0.24) (23,230) (0.74) Adjusted net income attributable to Encore$245,795 $7.75 $187,288 $5.95 ________________________ (1) Amount represents a charge resulting from the Stipulated Judgment with the CFPB. We have adjusted for this amount because we believe it is not indicative of ongoing operations; therefore, adjusting for it enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (2) Amount represents acquisition, integration and restructuring related expenses. We adjust for this amount because we believe these expenses are not indicative of ongoing operations; therefore, adjusting for these expenses enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (3) We have acquired intangible assets, such as trade names and customer relationships, as a result of our acquisition of debt solution service providers. These intangible assets are valued at the time of the acquisition and amortized over their estimated lives. We believe that amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, especially the amortization of an acquired company’s trade names and customer relationships, is the result of pre-acquisition activities. In addition, the amortization of these acquired intangibles is a non-cash static expense that is not affected by operations during any reporting period. As a result, the amortization of certain acquired intangible assets is excluded from our adjusted income attributable to Encore and adjusted income per share. (4) The sale of Baycorp resulted in a goodwill impairment charge of $10.7 million and a loss on sale of $12.5 million during the year ended December 31, 2019. We believe the goodwill impairment charge and the loss on sale are not indicative of ongoing operations, therefore adjusting for these expenses enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (5) Amount represents the net gain recognized as a result of fair value adjustments to contingent considerations that were established for our acquisitions of debt solution service providers in Europe. We have adjusted for this amount because we do not believe this is indicative of ongoing operations. (6) Amount represents the benefit from the tax accounting method change related to revenue reporting. We adjust for certain discrete tax items that are not indicative of our ongoing operations. (7) Amount represents the total income tax effect of the adjustments, which is generally calculated based on the applicable marginal tax rate of the jurisdiction in which the portion of the adjustment occurred. Additionally, we adjust for certain discrete tax items that are not indicative of our ongoing operations. We recognized approximately $17.5 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, in tax benefit as a result of the sale of Baycorp, which is included in this income tax adjustment during the year ended December 31, 2019. Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,2020 2019 2020 2019GAAP net income, as reported$37,212 $43,232 $212,524 $168,909 Adjustments: Interest expense51,393 53,515 209,356 217,771 Loss on extinguishment of debt25,963 — 40,951 8,989 Interest income(444) (843) (2,397) (3,693) Provision for income taxes10,499 13,886 70,374 32,333 Depreciation and amortization11,344 11,293 42,780 41,029 CFPB settlement fees(1)— — 15,009 — Stock-based compensation expense3,371 3,145 16,560 12,557 Acquisition, integration and restructuring related expenses(2)22 704 4,962 7,049 Loss on sale of Baycorp(3)— — — 12,489 Goodwill impairment(3)— — — 10,718 Net gain on fair value adjustments to contingent considerations(4)— — — (2,300) Adjusted EBITDA$139,360 $124,932 $610,119 $505,851 Collections applied to principal balance(5)$192,448 $189,434 $740,350 $765,748 ________________________ (1) Amount represents a charge resulting from the Stipulated Judgment with the CFPB. We have adjusted for this amount because we believe it is not indicative of ongoing operations; therefore, adjusting for it enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (2) Amount represents acquisition, integration and restructuring related expenses. We adjust for this amount because we believe these expenses are not indicative of ongoing operations; therefore, adjusting for these expenses enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (3) The sale of Baycorp resulted in a goodwill impairment charge of $10.7 million and a loss on sale of $12.5 million during the year ended December 31, 2019. We believe the goodwill impairment charge and the loss on sale are not indicative of ongoing operations, therefore adjusting for these expenses enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (4) Amount represents the net gain recognized as a result of fair value adjustments to contingent considerations that were established for our acquisitions of debt solution service providers in Europe. We have adjusted for this amount because we do not believe this is indicative of ongoing operations. (5) For periods prior to January 1, 2020, amount represents (a) gross collections from receivable portfolios less the sum of (b) revenue from receivable portfolios and (c) allowance charges or allowance reversals on receivable portfolios. For periods subsequent to January 1, 2020 amount represents (a) gross collections from receivable portfolios less the sum of (b) revenue from receivable portfolios and (c) changes in expected recoveries. For consistency with the Company debt covenant reporting, for periods subsequent to June 30, 2020, the collections applied to principal balance also includes proceeds applied to basis from sales of REO assets and related activities; prior period amounts have not been adjusted to reflect this change as such amounts were immaterial. Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,2020 2019 2020 2019GAAP total operating expenses, as reported$258,397 $234,584 $967,838 $951,336 Adjustments: Operating expenses related to non-portfolio purchasing and recovery business(1)(45,054) (42,373) (182,930) (173,190) CFPB settlement fees(2)— — (15,009) — Stock-based compensation expense(3,371) (3,145) (16,560) (12,557) Acquisition, integration and restructuring related operating expenses(3)(22) (704) (154) (7,049) Goodwill impairment(4)— — — (10,718) Net gain on fair value adjustments to contingent considerations(5)— — — 2,300 Adjusted operating expenses related to portfolio purchasing and recovery business$209,950 $188,362 $753,185 $750,122 ________________________ (1) Operating expenses related to non-portfolio purchasing and recovery business include operating expenses from other operating segments that primarily engage in fee-based business, as well as corporate overhead not related to our portfolio purchasing and recovery business. (2) Amount represents a charge resulting from the Stipulated Judgment with the CFPB. We have adjusted for this amount because we believe it is not indicative of ongoing operations; therefore, adjusting for it enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (3) Amount represents acquisition, integration and restructuring related operating expenses. We adjust for this amount because we believe these expenses are not indicative of ongoing operations; therefore, adjusting for these expenses enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (4) The sale of Baycorp resulted in a goodwill impairment charge of $10.7 million that is included in operating expenses during the year ended December 31, 2019. We believe the goodwill impairment charge is not indicative of ongoing operations, therefore, adjusting for the expense enhances comparability to prior periods, anticipated future periods, and our competitors’ results. (5) Amount represents the net gain recognized as a result of fair value adjustments to contingent considerations that were established for our acquisitions of debt solution service providers in Europe. We have adjusted for this amount because we do not believe this is indicative of ongoing operations.