Nasdaq held a closing bell ceremony dedicated to PRA Group yesterday at 4:00 p.m. ET in New York's Times Square
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in the acquisition and collection of delinquent loans, celebrated its 20th anniversary as a public company yesterday afternoon on the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in New York. In honor of the occasion, Kevin Stevenson, President and CEO of PRA Group, link.
The company began trading on the Nasdaq market on November 8, 2002, following its initial public offering (IPO).
"We are grateful to be back in Times Square with Nasdaq celebrating 20 years as a publicly traded company," said Stevenson. "PRA Group's journey has been as challenging as it has been exciting, and when I think of the long list of things I'm grateful for, what really stands out to me is our employees. Their commitment to treating our customers - and each other them - has rightly fueled the current success of PRA Group, brought our mission and vision to life, and made us who we are today."
Stevenson and Steve Fredrickson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, co-founded PRA Group as Portfolio Recovery Associates in 1996 with venture capital investments. Over the past 26 years, the company has grown to own portfolios in 18 countries and employ more than 3,000 people worldwide. PRA Group's management has steered the company through difficult economic environments, such as the global financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on long-term success.
In the two decades since its Nasdaq listing, PRA Group has grown its Estimated Remaining Collections (ERC) from $200 million in 2002 to more than $5 billion in the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. The company's total revenues also increased from $56 million in 2002 to Enlace, which represented a record year for PRA Group in terms of collections, revenues, cash efficiency and net income.
One of the main differentiators of the company is its global presence. Since 2014, when PRA Group expanded into Europe and Canada, PRA Group's European business has grown to represent approximately half of its ERCs as of September 30, 2022. The company's further expansion into South America and Australia makes it a one of the only truly global companies in the sector.
"Looking forward, PRA Group will maintain its long-term focus. With customer service as our priority, we will continue to deliver on our strategic goals, deploying capital profitably, effectively cashing in our portfolios and delivering value to shareholders," Stevenson added. . "I am proud that, over the years, PRA Group and its affiliates have helped millions of people, not only by working with our clients to resolve their debts, but also by giving back to the communities in which we work and live, and we're just getting started."
link is available in the investor relations section of the PRA Group website: https://ir.pragroup.com/
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About PRA GroupAs a world leader in the acquisition and collection of delinquent loans, PRA Group, Inc. returns capital to banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in the Americas, Europe and Australia. With thousands of employees around the world, PRA Group, Inc. companies collaborate with clients to help them resolve their debts. For more information, visit www.pragroup.com.
Media Contact:Elizabeth KerseySVP of Communications and Public Policy (757) 961-3525Elizabeth.Kersey@PRAGroup.com
Investor Contact:Najim Mostamand, CFAVice President, Investor Relations(757) 431-7913IR@PRAGroup.com
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