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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
Form 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2023
or 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from        to
Commission File Number: 001-38047
Upbound Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware45-0491516
(State or other jurisdiction of(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)Identification No.)
5501 Headquarters Drive
Plano, Texas 75024
(Address, including zip code of registrant’s principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 972-801-1100
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $.01 par valueUPBDThe Nasdaq Stock Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes  No 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
Emerging Growth Company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes  No
If securities are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act, indicate by check mark whether the financial statements of the registrant included in the filing reflect the correction of an error to previously issued financial statements.  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether any of these error corrections are restatements that require a recovery analysis of incentive-based compensation received by any of the registrant's executive officers during the relevant recovery period pursuant to §240 10D-1(b).  ☐
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of April 27, 2023:
ClassOutstanding
Common stock, $.01 par value55,933,492




TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
  Page No.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022
 


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Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
UPBOUND GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended March 31,
 20232022
(in thousands, except per share data)
Revenues
Store
Rentals and fees$806,717 $883,047 
Merchandise sales162,989 232,881 
Installment sales15,847 17,089 
Other1,445 1,290 
Total store revenues986,998 1,134,307 
Franchise
Merchandise sales22,827 18,521 
Royalty income and fees6,236 6,894 
Total revenues1,016,061 1,159,722 
Cost of revenues
Store
Cost of rentals and fees297,146 338,633 
Cost of merchandise sold184,260 250,331 
Cost of installment sales5,619 5,921 
Total cost of store revenues487,025 594,885 
Franchise cost of merchandise sold22,772 18,742 
Total cost of revenues509,797 613,627 
Gross profit506,264 546,095 
Operating expenses
Store expenses
Labor156,489 166,603 
Other store expenses196,711 227,369 
General and administrative expenses47,726 56,403 
Depreciation and amortization12,881 14,529 
Other charges127,570 70,148 
Total operating expenses541,377 535,052 
Operating (loss) profit(35,113)11,043 
Interest expense28,100 18,970 
Interest income(420)(45)
Loss before income taxes(62,793)(7,882)
Income tax benefit(110,123)(3,645)
Net earnings (loss)$47,330 $(4,237)
Basic earnings (loss) per common share$0.86 $(0.08)
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share$0.84 $(0.08)
Cash dividends declared per common share$0.34 $0.34 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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UPBOUND GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended March 31,
 20232022
(in thousands)
Net earnings (loss)$47,330 $(4,237)
Other comprehensive income:
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax of $825 and $176 for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively
3,104 661 
Total other comprehensive income3,104 661 
Comprehensive income (loss)$50,434 $(3,576)
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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UPBOUND GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
 
March 31, 2023December 31, 2022
(in thousands, except share and par value data)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$171,698 $144,141 
Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $12,937 and $13,214 in 2023 and 2022, respectively
101,772 111,865 
Prepaid expenses and other assets44,833 46,070 
Rental merchandise, net
On rent943,487 989,869 
Held for rent126,762 134,959 
Merchandise held for installment sale6,105 6,988 
Property assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $592,048 and $576,675 in 2023 and 2022, respectively
287,961 295,371 
Operating lease right-of-use assets300,731 302,311 
Deferred tax asset123,111 82,886 
Goodwill289,750 289,750 
Other intangible assets, net344,915 359,409 
Total assets$2,741,125 $2,763,619 
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable – trade$118,655 $155,449 
Accrued liabilities319,675 320,624 
Operating lease liabilities304,063 305,556 
Deferred tax liability 87,986 
Senior debt, net889,950 930,902 
Senior notes, net438,440 437,956 
Total liabilities2,070,783 2,238,473 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 125,286,720 and 125,028,169 shares issued in March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively
1,112 1,080 
Additional paid-in capital1,411,892 1,298,094 
Retained earnings1,105,451 1,077,189 
Treasury stock at cost, 69,354,651 shares in March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022
(1,840,591)(1,840,591)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(7,522)(10,626)
Total stockholders' equity670,342 525,146 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$2,741,125 $2,763,619 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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UPBOUND GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited)
 Common StockAdditional
Paid-In
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Treasury
Stock
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Total
SharesAmount
(in thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2022
125,028 $1,080 $1,298,094 $1,077,189 $(1,840,591)$(10,626)$525,146 
Net Earnings— — — 47,330 — — 47,330 
Other comprehensive income— — — — — 3,104 3,104 
Exercise of stock options55 1 683 — — — 684 
Vesting of restricted share units, net of shares withheld for employee taxes204 31 (31)— — —  
Tax effect of stock awards vested and options exercised— — (2,535)— — — (2,535)
Stock-based compensation— — 115,681 — — — 115,681 
Dividends declared— — — (19,068)— — (19,068)
Balance at March 31, 2023
125,287 $1,112 $1,411,892 $1,105,451 $(1,840,591)$(7,522)$670,342 
 Common StockAdditional
Paid-In
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Treasury
Stock
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Total
SharesAmount
(in thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2021
124,398 $1,065 $1,146,509 $1,143,647 $(1,765,574)$(12,371)$513,276 
Net loss— — — (4,237)— — (4,237)
Other comprehensive income— — — — — 661 661 
Exercise of stock options22 1 476 — — — 477 
Vesting of restricted share units, net of shares withheld for employee taxes424 4 (4)— — —  
Tax effect of stock awards vested and options exercised— — (8,466)— — — (8,466)
Stock-based compensation— — 41,410 — — — 41,410 
Dividends declared— — — (20,063)— — (20,063)
Balance at March 31, 2022
124,844 $1,070 $1,179,925 $1,119,347 $(1,765,574)$(11,710)$523,058 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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UPBOUND GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended March 31,
 20232022
(in thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities
Net earnings (loss)$47,330 $(4,237)
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities
Depreciation of rental merchandise288,434 327,439 
Bad debt expense5,861 4,973 
Stock-based compensation expense115,681 41,410 
Depreciation of property assets16,609 18,247 
Loss on sale or disposal of property assets332 4,341 
Amortization of intangibles14,506 22,373 
Amortization of financing fees1,574 1,562 
Deferred income taxes(129,065)(16,607)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired assets
Rental merchandise(232,944)(165,303)
Receivables4,232 220 
Prepaid expenses and other assets1,237 15,997 
Operating lease right-of-use assets and lease liabilities87 (3,259)
Accounts payable – trade(36,795)(4,951)
Accrued liabilities8,338 (36,914)
Net cash provided by operating activities105,417 205,291 
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property assets(9,534)(16,403)
Proceeds from sale of property assets3 6 
Acquisitions of businesses(39)(324)
Net cash used in investing activities(9,570)(16,721)
Cash flows from financing activities
Exercise of stock options684 477 
Shares withheld for payment of employee tax withholdings(2,535)(8,467)
Repayments of debt(42,042)(172,188)
Dividends paid(25,515)(21,105)
Net cash used in financing activities(69,408)(201,283)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash1,118 64 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents27,557 (12,649)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period144,141 108,333 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$171,698 $95,684 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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UPBOUND GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

Note 1 - Basis of Presentation
The interim condensed consolidated financial statements of Upbound Group, Inc. included herein have been prepared by us pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the SEC’s rules and regulations, although we believe the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. We suggest these financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. In our opinion, the accompanying unaudited interim financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting only of those of a normal recurring nature, necessary to present fairly our results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
Use of Estimates
In preparing financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, we are required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent losses and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. In applying accounting principles, we must often make individual estimates and assumptions regarding expected outcomes or uncertainties. Our estimates, judgments and assumptions are continually evaluated based on available information and experience. However, uncertainties, including those related to recent macroeconomic trends or other factors, may affect certain estimates and assumptions inherent in the financial reporting process, which may impact reported amounts of assets and liabilities in future periods and cause actual results to differ from those estimates.
Principles of Consolidation and Nature of Operations
The financial statements included herein include the accounts of Upbound Group, Inc. (formerly Rent-A-Center, Inc.) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. Unless the context indicates otherwise, references to “Upbound Group, Inc.” refer only to Upbound Group, Inc., the parent, and references to the “Company”, “we,” “us” and “our” refer to the consolidated business operations of Upbound Group and any or all of its direct and indirect subsidiaries. We report four operating segments: Rent-A-Center Business, Acima, Mexico, and Franchising.
Our Rent-A-Center Business segment consists of company-owned lease-to-own stores in the United States and Puerto Rico that lease household durable goods to customers on a lease-to-own basis. We also offer merchandise on an installment sales basis in certain of our stores under the names “Get It Now” and “Home Choice.” Our Rent-A-Center Business segment operates through our company-owned stores and e-commerce platform through rentacenter.com.
Our Acima segment, which operates in the United States and Puerto Rico, and includes the operations of Acima Holdings and certain locations previously operating under our Preferred Lease brand, generally offers the lease-to-own transaction to consumers who do not qualify for financing from the traditional retailer through staffed or unstaffed kiosks located within such retailer’s locations, or other virtual options. Virtual locations employ a virtual solution where customers, either directly or with the assistance of a representative of the third-party retailer, initiate the lease-to-own transaction online in the retailers’ locations using our virtual solutions.
Our Mexico segment consists of our company-owned lease-to-own stores in Mexico that lease household durable goods to customers on a lease-to-own basis.
Rent-A-Center Franchising International, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Upbound Group, Inc., is a franchisor of lease-to-own stores. Our Franchising segment’s primary source of revenue is the sale of rental merchandise to its franchisees, who in turn offer the merchandise to the general public for rent or purchase under a lease-to-own transaction. The balance of our Franchising segment’s revenue is generated primarily from royalties based on franchisees’ monthly gross revenues.

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UPBOUND GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - (Continued)
(Unaudited)
Note 2- Revenues
The following tables disaggregate our revenue:
 Three Months Ended March 31, 2023
 
Rent-A-Center Business
AcimaMexicoFranchisingConsolidated
(in thousands)
Store
Rentals and fees$426,069 $364,165 $16,483 $ $806,717 
Merchandise sales42,788 119,371 830  162,989 
Installment sales15,847    15,847 
Other304 311 117 713 1,445 
Total store revenues485,008 483,847 17,430 713 986,998 
Franchise
Merchandise sales   22,827 22,827 
Royalty income and fees   6,236 6,236 
Total revenues$485,008 $483,847 $17,430 $29,776 $1,016,061 

 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2022
 
Rent-A-Center Business
AcimaMexicoFranchisingConsolidated
(In thousands)
Store
Rentals and fees$442,695 $425,471 $14,881 $ $883,047 
Merchandise sales58,294 173,783 804  232,881 
Installment sales17,089    17,089 
Other427 123 27 713 1,290 
Total store revenues518,505 599,377 15,712 713 1,134,307 
Franchise
Merchandise sales   18,521 18,521 
Royalty income and fees   6,894 6,894 
Total revenues$518,505 $599,377 $15,712 $26,128 $1,159,722 
Lease Purchase Agreements
Rent-A-Center Business, Acima, and Mexico
Rentals and Fees. Rental merchandise is leased to customers pursuant to lease-to-own agreements, which provide for weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly terms with non-refundable lease payments. At the expiration of each lease term, customers may renew the lease-to-own agreement for the next lease term. Generally, the customer has the right to acquire title of the merchandise either through a purchase option or through payment of all required lease terms. Customers can terminate the lease-to-own agreement at the end of any lease term without penalty. Therefore, lease-to-own agreements are accounted for as operating leases.
Lease payments received at our Rent-A-Center Business stores, certain Acima staffed locations formerly operating under the Preferred Lease brand, and Mexico stores must be prepaid in advance of the next lease term. Under the Acima Holdings business model, revenues may be earned prior to the lease payment due date, in which case revenue is accrued prior to receipt of the lease payment, net of estimated returns and uncollectible renewal payments. Under both models, rental revenue is recognized over the lease term. See Note 3 for additional information regarding accrued lease revenue.
Cash received for rental payments, including fees, prior to the period in which it should be recognized, is deferred and recognized according to the lease term. At March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, we had $49.0 million and $54.9 million, respectively, in deferred revenue included in accrued liabilities related to our lease-to-own agreements. Revenue related to various payment, reinstatement or late fees is recognized when paid by the customer at the point service is provided. Rental

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merchandise in our Rent-A-Center Business, certain Acima staffed locations formerly operating under the Preferred Lease brand, and Mexico stores is depreciated using the income forecasting method and recognized in cost of rentals and fees in our Consolidated Statement of Operations over the lease term. Lease merchandise under Acima Holdings is depreciated over the lease term using a straight-line depreciation method. Under the income forecasting method, the consumption of lease merchandise occurs during periods of rental and depreciation directly coincides with the receipt of rental revenue over the lease-to-own contract period. Depreciation under the straight-line method is recognized each period over the term of the lease-to-own contract irrespective of receipt of revenue payments from the customer.
We also offer additional product plans along with our lease-to-own agreements which provide customers with liability protection against significant damage or loss of a product, and club membership benefits, including various discount programs and product service and replacement benefits in the event merchandise is damaged or lost, and payment insurance in the event eligible customers become unemployed. Customers renew product plans in conjunction with their rental term renewals, and can cancel the plans at any time. Revenue for product plans is recognized over the term of the plan. Costs incurred related to product plans are primarily recognized in cost of sales.
Revenue from contracts with customers
Rent-A-Center Business, Acima, and Mexico
Merchandise Sales. Merchandise sales include payments received for the exercise of the early purchase options offered through our lease-to-own agreements or merchandise sold through point of sale transactions. Revenue for merchandise sales is recognized when payment is received and ownership of the merchandise passes to the customer. The remaining net value of merchandise sold is recorded to cost of sales at the time of the transaction.
Installment Sales. Revenue from the sale of merchandise in our retail installment stores is recognized when the installment note is signed and control of the merchandise has passed to the customer. The cost of merchandise sold through installment agreements is recognized in cost of sales at the time of the transaction. We offer extended service plans with our installment agreements which are administered by third parties and provide customers with product service maintenance beyond the term of the installment agreement. Payments received for extended service plans are deferred and recognized, net of related costs, when the installment payment plan is complete and the service plan goes into effect. Customers can cancel extended service plans at any time during the installment agreement period and receive a refund for payments previously made towards the plan. At March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, we had $1.7 million and $2.0 million, respectively, in deferred revenue included in accrued liabilities related to extended service plans.
Other. Other revenue consists of revenue generated by other miscellaneous product plans offered to our rental and installment customers. Revenue for other product plans is recognized in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan agreement.
Franchising
Merchandise Sales. Revenue from the sale of rental merchandise is recognized upon shipment of the merchandise to the franchisee.
Royalty Income and Fees. Franchise royalties, including franchisee contributions to corporate advertising funds, represent sales-based royalties calculated as a percentage of gross rental payments and sales. Royalty revenue is accrued and recognized as rental payments and merchandise sales occur. Franchise fees are initial fees charged to franchisees for new or converted franchise stores. Franchise fee revenue is recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the franchise agreement. At March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, we had $3.2 million and $3.4 million, respectively, in deferred revenue included in accrued liabilities related to franchise fees.
Note 3 - Receivables and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
Installment sales receivables consist primarily of receivables due from customers for the sale of merchandise in our retail installment stores. Installment sales receivables associated with the sale of merchandise at our Get It Now and Home Choice stores generally consist of the sales price of the merchandise purchased and any additional fees for services the customer has chosen, less the customer’s down payment. No interest is accrued and interest income is recognized each time a customer makes a payment, generally on a monthly basis. Interest paid on installment agreements for each of the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 was $3.0 million and $3.1 million, respectively.
Trade and notes receivables consist of amounts due from our lease-to-own customers for lease renewal payments and past due uncollected lease payments, adjusted for the probability of collection based on our assessment of historical collection rates and length of time the receivable is past due; amounts owed from our franchisees for inventory purchases, earned royalties and other

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obligations; and other corporate related receivables. Credit is extended to franchisees based on an evaluation of each franchisee’s financial condition and collateral is generally not required. Trade receivables are generally due within 30 days.
Receivables consist of the following:
(in thousands)March 31, 2023December 31, 2022
Installment sales receivables$67,035 $69,550 
Trade and notes receivables(1)
47,674 55,529 
Total receivables114,709 125,079 
Less allowance for doubtful accounts(2)
(12,937)(13,214)
Total receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts$101,772 $111,865 
(1) Trade and notes receivables includes accrued revenue, adjusted for the probability of collection, related to our lease-to-own agreements of $21.9 million and $28.7 million at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.
(2) Lease receivables are accrued on a net basis, adjusted for the probability of collection based on our assessment of historical collection rates, as described above. Therefore, we do not maintain a separate allowance for doubtful accounts related to our lease receivables.
We have established an allowance for doubtful accounts for our installment notes receivable. Our policy for determining the allowance is primarily based on historical loss experience, as well as the results of management’s review and analysis of the payment and collection of the installment notes receivable within the previous year. We believe our allowance is adequate to absorb all expected losses. Our policy is to charge off installment notes receivable that are 120 days or more past due. Charge-offs are applied as a reduction to the allowance for doubtful accounts and any recoveries of previously charged off balances are applied as an increase to the allowance for doubtful accounts.
The allowance for our Franchising trade and notes receivables is determined by considering a number of factors, including the length of time receivables are past due, previous loss history, the franchisee’s current ability to pay its obligation, and the condition of the general economy and the industry as a whole. Trade receivables that are more than 90 days past due are either written-off or fully reserved in our allowance for doubtful accounts. Payments subsequently received on such receivables are credited to the allowance for doubtful accounts.
The allowance for doubtful accounts related to Franchising trade and notes receivables was $0.9 million and $1.2 million, and the allowance for doubtful accounts related to installment sales receivables was $12.0 million at both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.
Changes in our allowance for doubtful accounts are as follows:
(in thousands)March 31, 2023
Beginning allowance for doubtful accounts$13,214 
Bad debt expense(1)
5,861 
Accounts written off, net of recoveries(6,138)
 Ending allowance for doubtful accounts$12,937 
(1) Uncollectible installment payments, franchisee obligations, and other corporate receivables are recognized in other store operating expenses in our condensed consolidated financial statements.
Note 4 - Leases
We lease space for all of our Rent-A-Center Business and Mexico stores under operating leases expiring at various times through 2038. In addition, we lease space for certain support facilities under operating leases expiring at various times through 2032. Most of our store leases are five year leases and contain renewal options for additional periods ranging from three years to five years at rental rates adjusted according to agreed upon formulas. We evaluate all leases to determine if it is likely that we will exercise future renewal options and in most cases we are not reasonably certain of exercise due to competing market rental rates and lack of significant penalty, or business disruption incurred by not exercising the renewal options.
In certain situations involving the sale of a Rent-A-Center Business corporate store to a franchisee, we enter into a lease assignment agreement with the buyer, but we remain the primary obligor under the original lease for the remaining active term. These assignments are therefore classified as subleases and the original lease is included in our operating lease right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
We lease vehicles for all of our Rent-A-Center Business stores under operating leases with lease terms expiring twelve months after the start date of the lease. We classify these leases as short-term and have elected the short-term lease exemption for our vehicle leases, and have therefore excluded them from our operating lease right-of-use assets within our Condensed

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Consolidated Balance Sheets. We also lease vehicles for all of our Mexico stores which have terms expiring at various times through 2026 with rental rates adjusted periodically for inflation. Finally, we have a minimal number of equipment leases, primarily related to temporary storage containers and certain back-office technology hardware assets.
In our calculation of operating lease right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities we have elected not to separate the lease and non-lease components. Furthermore, operating lease right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities are discounted using our incremental borrowing rate, since the implicit rate is not readily determinable. We do not currently have any financing leases.
Operating lease costs are recorded on a straight-line basis within other store expenses in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Total operating lease costs by expense type:
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20232022
Operating lease cost included in Other store expenses(1)(2)
$31,337 $31,594 
Operating lease cost included in Other charges(2)
 23 
Sublease receipts(1,260)(2,165)
Total operating lease charges $30,077 $29,452 
(1) Includes short-term lease costs, which are not significant.
(2) Excludes variable lease costs of $9.4 million and $8.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.
Supplemental cash flow information related to leases:
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20232022
Cash paid for amounts included in measurement of operating lease liabilities$26,523 $26,090 
Cash paid for short-term operating leases not included in operating lease liabilities4,550 4,861 
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities19,416 28,638 
Weighted-average discount rate and weighted-average remaining lease term:
(in thousands)March 31, 2023December 31, 2022
Weighted-average discount rate(1)
7.3 %7.0 %
Weighted-average remaining lease term (in years)44
(1) The January 1, 2019 incremental borrowing rate was used for leases in existence at the time of adoption of ASU 2016-02.
Reconciliation of undiscounted operating lease liabilities to the present value operating lease liabilities at March 31, 2023:
(in thousands)Operating Leases
2023$80,631 
202494,594 
202576,210 
202651,674 
202730,786 
Thereafter22,424 
Total undiscounted operating lease liabilities356,319 
Less: Interest(52,256)
Total present value of operating lease liabilities$304,063 
Note 5 - Income Taxes
The effective tax rate was 175.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2023, compared to 46.2% for the corresponding period in 2022. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was primarily attributable to the tax impact of accelerated stock compensation expense recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2023 related to restricted stock

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agreements issued to the former owners of Acima Holdings upon acquisition of Acima Holdings, as described further in Note 11 below. For tax purposes, restricted stock units subject to restricted stock agreements issued to the former owners of Acima Holdings were recorded as goodwill and will be amortized over a period of 15 years.
Note 6 - Senior Debt
On February 17, 2021, we entered into a credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and lenders party thereto, providing for a seven-year $875 million senior secured term loan facility (the “Term Loan Facility”) and an Asset Based Loan Credit Facility (the “ABL Credit Facility”) providing for a five-year asset-based revolving credit facility with commitments of $550 million and a letter of credit sublimit of $150 million. Commitments under the ABL Credit Facility may be increased, at our option and under certain conditions, by up to an additional $125 million in the aggregate.
Proceeds from the Term Loan Facility were net of original issue discount of $4.4 million upon issuance from the lenders. In addition, in connection with the closing of the Term Loan Facility and the ABL Credit Facility, we incurred approximately $30.2 million in debt issuance costs, including bank financing fees and third party legal and other professional fees, of which $25.3 million was capitalized in accordance with ASC Topic 470, “Debt” and recorded as a reduction of our outstanding senior debt, net in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
On September 21, 2021 we entered into a First Amendment to the Term Loan Facility, effective as of September 21, 2021. The amendment effected a repricing of the applicable margin under the Term Loan Facility by reducing the LIBOR floor by 25 basis points from 0.75% to 0.50%, and the applicable margin, with respect to any initial term loans, by 75 basis points from 4.00% to 3.25%.
In connection with the execution of the First Amendment, and in accordance with ASC Topic 470, “Debt”, we recorded approximately $5.4 million in write-offs of unamortized debt issuance costs and original issue discount previously capitalized upon the issuance of the Term Loan Facility on February 17, 2021.
On August 10, 2022, we entered into a First Amendment to the ABL Credit Facility, effective as of August 10, 2022. The amendment effected the replacement of LIBOR with Term Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“Term SOFR”) as the benchmark rate of interest thereunder.
As of March 31, 2023, the total remaining balance of unamortized debt issuance costs and original issue discount related to our senior debt reported in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets were approximately $15.3 million and $2.3 million, respectively. Remaining unamortized debt issuance costs and original issue discount will be amortized to interest expense over the remaining term of the Term Loan Facility.
The amount outstanding under the Term Loan Facility was $817.6 million at March 31, 2023. In addition, we had $90.0 million of outstanding borrowings under our ABL Credit Facility at March 31, 2023 and borrowing capacity of $397.1 million, net of outstanding borrowings and issued letters of credit of approximately $62.9 million, primarily relating to workers compensation insurance claims.
Term Loan Credit Agreement
The Term Loan Facility, which matures on February 17, 2028, amortizes in equal quarterly installments at a rate of 1.00% per annum of the original principal amount thereof, with the remaining balance due at final maturity. Subject in each case to certain restrictions and conditions, we may add up to $500 million of incremental term loan facilities to the Term Loan Facility or utilize incremental capacity under the Term Loan Facility at any time by issuing or incurring incremental equivalent term debt.
Interest on borrowings under the Term Loan Facility is payable at a fluctuating rate of interest determined by reference to the eurodollar rate plus an applicable margin of 3.25%, subject to a 0.50% LIBOR floor. The total interest rate on the Term Loan Facility was 8.125% at March 31, 2023. Borrowings under the Term Loan Facility amortize in equal quarterly installments in an amount equal to 1.000% per annum of the original aggregate principal amount thereof, with the remaining balance due at final maturity.
The Term Loan Facility is secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of our present and future tangible and intangible personal property, including our subsidiary guarantors, other than the ABL Priority Collateral (as defined below), and by a second-priority security interest in the ABL Priority Collateral, subject to certain exceptions. The obligations under the Term Loan Facility are guaranteed by us and our material wholly-owned domestic restricted subsidiaries that also guarantee the ABL Credit Facility.
The Term Loan Facility contains covenants that are usual and customary for similar facilities and transactions and that, among other things, restrict our ability and our restricted subsidiaries to create certain liens and enter into certain sale and lease-back

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transactions; create, assume, incur or guarantee certain indebtedness; consolidate or merge with, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our and our restricted subsidiaries’ assets, to another person; pay dividends or make other distributions on, or repurchase or redeem, our capital stock or certain other debt; and make other restricted payments. The Term Loan Facility also includes mandatory prepayment requirements related to asset sales (subject to reinvestment), debt incurrence (other than permitted debt) and excess cash flow, subject to certain limitations described therein. These covenants are subject to a number of limitations and exceptions set forth in the governing documents of the Term Loan.
In the event our Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio (as such term is defined in the Term Loan Facility credit agreement) exceeds 1:1, we are required to prepay the loans under the Term Loan Facility by a percentage of annual excess cash flow, as more fully described in the Term Loan Facility credit agreement. We made mandatory excess cash flow prepayments of approximately $42.6 million, including $0.6 million in accrued interest, in March 2023, relating to results for the year ended December 31, 2022.
The Term Loan provides for customary events of default, including, but not limited to, failure to pay principal and interest, failure to comply with covenants, agreements or conditions, and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency involving us and our significant subsidiaries.
ABL Credit Agreement
The ABL Credit Facility will mature on February 17, 2026. We may borrow only up to the lesser of the level of the then-current borrowing base and the aggregate amount of commitments under the ABL Credit Facility. The borrowing base is tied to the amount of eligible installment sales accounts, inventory and eligible rental contracts, reduced by certain reserves.
The ABL Credit Facility bears interest at a fluctuating rate determined by reference to Term SOFR plus an applicable margin of 1.50% to 2.00%. The total interest rate on the ABL Credit Facility at March 31, 2023 was 6.635%. A commitment fee equal to 0.250% to 0.375% of the unused portion of the ABL Credit Facility fluctuates dependent upon average utilization for the prior month as defined by a pricing grid included in the governing documents of the ABL Credit Facility. The commitment fee at March 31, 2023 was 0.375%. We paid $0.7 million of commitment fees during the first quarter of 2023.
Loans under the ABL Credit Facility may be borrowed, repaid and re-borrowed until February 17, 2026, at which time all amounts borrowed must be repaid. The obligations under the ABL Credit Facility are guaranteed by us and certain of our wholly owned domestic restricted subsidiaries, subject to certain exceptions. The obligations under the ABL Credit Facility and such guarantees are secured on a first-priority basis by all of our and our subsidiary guarantors’ accounts, inventory, deposit accounts, securities accounts, cash and cash equivalents, rental agreements, general intangibles (other than equity interests in our subsidiaries), chattel paper, instruments, documents, letter of credit rights, commercial tort claims related to the foregoing and other related assets and all proceeds thereof related to the foregoing, subject to permitted liens and certain exceptions (such assets, collectively, the “ABL Priority Collateral”) and a second-priority basis in substantially all other present and future tangible and intangible personal property of ours and the subsidiary guarantors, subject to certain exceptions.
The ABL Credit Facility contains covenants that are usual and customary for similar facilities and transactions and that, among other things, restrict our ability and our restricted subsidiaries to create certain liens and enter into certain sale and lease-back transactions; create, assume, incur or guarantee certain indebtedness; consolidate or merge with, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our and our restricted subsidiaries’ assets, to another person; pay dividends or make other distributions on, or repurchase or redeem, our capital stock or certain other debt; and make other restricted payments.
The ABL Credit Facility also requires the maintenance of a consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio of at least 1.10 to 1.00 at the end of each fiscal quarter only in the event either (i) certain specified events of default have occurred and are continuing or (ii) availability is less than or equal to the greater of $56.25 million and 15% of the line cap then in effect. These covenants are subject to a number of limitations and exceptions set forth in the governing documents of the ABL Credit Facility. The fixed charge coverage ratio as of March 31, 2023 was 1.16 to 1.00.
The governing documents of the ABL Credit Facility provides for customary events of default, including, but not limited to, failure to pay principal and interest, failure to comply with covenants, agreements or conditions, and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency involving us and our significant subsidiaries. As of March 31, 2023, we were in compliance with all requirements and conditions set forth in our ABL Credit Facility governing documents.

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The table below shows the scheduled maturity dates of our outstanding debt at March 31, 2023 for each of the years ending December 31:
(in thousands)
Term Loan Facility(1)
ABL Credit FacilityTotal
2023$ $ $ 
2024   
2025   
2026 90,000 90,000 
20271,708  1,708 
Thereafter815,938  815,938 
Total senior debt$817,646 $90,000 $907,646 
(1) Annual installment requirements were reduced by the amount of the excess cash flow payment described above, in accordance with the terms of the credit agreement governing the Term Loan Facility.
Note 7 - Senior Notes
On February 17, 2021, we issued $450 million in senior unsecured notes due February 15, 2029, at par value, bearing interest at 6.375% (the “Notes”), the proceeds of which were used to fund a portion of the Aggregate Cash Consideration upon closing of the Acima Holdings acquisition. Interest on the Notes is payable in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year. In connection with the issuance of the Notes, we incurred approximately $15.7 million in debt issuance costs, including bank financing fees and third party legal and other professional fees, which were capitalized in accordance with ASC Topic 470, “Debt” and recorded as a reduction of our outstanding Notes in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Debt issuance costs are amortized as interest expense over the term of the Notes. As of March 31, 2023, the total remaining balance of unamortized debt issuance costs related to our senior notes reported in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets was approximately $11.6 million.
We may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time on or after February 15, 2024 for cash at the redemption prices set forth in the indenture governing the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. Prior to February 15, 2024, we may redeem up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes with the proceeds of certain equity offerings at a redemption price of 106.375% plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. In addition, we may redeem some or all of the Notes prior to February 15, 2024, at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount of the Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date, plus a “make-whole” premium. If we experience specific kinds of change of control, we will be required to offer to purchase the Notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest.
The Notes are our general unsecured senior obligations, and are effectively subordinated to all of our existing and future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the collateral securing such indebtedness, structurally subordinated to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of our non-guarantor subsidiaries, equal in right of payment to all of our and our guarantor subsidiaries’ existing and future senior indebtedness and senior in right of payment to all of our future subordinated indebtedness, if any. The Notes are jointly and severally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of our domestic subsidiaries that have outstanding indebtedness or guarantee other specified indebtedness, including the ABL Credit Facility and the Term Loan Facility.
The indenture governing the Notes contains covenants that limit, among other things, our ability and the ability of some of our restricted subsidiaries to create liens, transfer or sell assets, incur indebtedness or issue certain preferred stock, pay dividends, redeem stock or make other distributions, make other restricted payments or investments, create restrictions on payment of dividends or other amounts to us by our restricted subsidiaries, merge or consolidate with other entities, engage in certain transactions with affiliates and designate our subsidiaries as unrestricted subsidiaries. These covenants are subject to a number of exceptions and qualifications. The covenants limiting restricted payments, restrictions on payment of dividends or other amounts to us by our restricted subsidiaries, the ability to incur indebtedness, asset dispositions and transactions with affiliates will be suspended if and while the Notes have investment grade ratings from any two of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and Fitch, Inc.
The indenture governing the Notes also provides for events of default, which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the principal, premium, if any, and interest on all the then outstanding Notes to be due and payable.

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Note 8 - Fair Value
We follow a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which classifies the inputs used in measuring fair values, in determining the fair value of our non-financial assets and non-financial liabilities, which consist primarily of goodwill. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets; Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.
Our financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, receivables, payables, borrowings against our ABL Credit Facility and Term Loan Facility, and outstanding Notes. The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, receivables and payables approximates fair value at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, because of the short maturities of these instruments. In addition, the interest rates on our Term Loan Facility and ABL Credit Facility are variable and, therefore, we believe the carrying value of outstanding borrowings approximates their fair value.
The fair value of our Notes is based on Level 1 inputs and was as follows at March 31, 2023:
March 31, 2023
(in thousands)Carrying ValueFair ValueDifference
Senior notes$450,000 $376,875 $(73,125)
Note 9 - Other Charges
Acima Holdings Acquisition. On February 17, 2021, we completed the acquisition of Acima Holdings, a leading provider of virtual lease-to-own solutions. Included in the aggregate consideration issued to the former owners of Acima Holdings were 8,096,595 common shares, valued at $414.1 million, subject to 36-month vesting conditions under restricted stock agreements, which will be recognized over the vesting term as stock compensation expense. During the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, we recognized approximately $109.5 million and $36.6 million in stock compensation expense, respectively, related to these restricted stock agreements. See Note 11 for additional information.
The fair value of assets acquired as part of the transaction included $520 million in intangible assets and $170 million in developed technology. During the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, we recognized approximately $14.2 million and $22.1 million in amortization expense, respectively, related acquired intangible assets. We also recognized approximately $4.0 million in incremental depreciation expense related to acquired technology assets in both the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022.
During the three months ended March 31, 2022, we recognized approximately $0.2 million in transaction costs associated with the closing of the transaction.
Activity with respect to Other charges for the three months ended March 31, 2023 is summarized in the below table:
(in thousands)
 Accrued Charges at December 31, 2022
Charges & AdjustmentsPayments & Adjustments
 Accrued Charges at March 31, 2023
Cash charges:
Labor reduction costs(1)
2,202  (768)1,434 
Total cash charges$2,202  $(768)$1,434 
Non-cash charges:
Acima Holdings restricted stock agreements(2)
109,473 
Depreciation and amortization of acquired assets(3)
18,234 
Other(137)
Total other charges$127,570 
(1) Represents charges incurred and payments for employee severance.
(2) Represents stock compensation expense related to common stock issued to Acima Holdings employees under restricted stock agreements as part of the acquisition proceeds subject to vesting restrictions, as described in Note 11.
(3) Represents amortization of the total fair value of acquired intangible assets and incremental depreciation related to the fair value increase over net book value of acquired software assets in connection with the acquisition of Acima Holdings in 2021.

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Note 10 - Segment Information
The operating segments reported below are the segments for which separate financial information is available and for which segment results are evaluated by the chief operating decision makers. Our operating segments are organized based on factors including, but not limited to, type of business transactions, geographic location and store ownership. Within our operating segments, we offer merchandise for lease from certain basic product categories: furniture, including mattresses, tires, consumer electronics, appliances, tools, handbags, computers, smartphones, and accessories.
Segment information as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 is as follows:
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20232022
Revenues
Rent-A-Center Business
$485,008 $518,505 
Acima483,847 599,377 
Mexico17,430 15,712 
Franchising29,776 26,128 
Total revenues$1,016,061 $1,159,722 
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20232022
Gross profit
Rent-A-Center Business$331,725 $363,380 
Acima155,144 164,228 
Mexico12,391 11,101 
Franchising7,004 7,386 
Total gross profit$506,264 $546,095 
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20232022
Operating (loss) profit
Rent-A-Center Business$68,961 $100,176 
Acima53,870 9,600 
Mexico995 2,066 
Franchising4,760 4,790 
Total segments128,586 116,632 
Corporate(1)
(163,699)(105,589)
Total operating (loss) profit$(35,113)$11,043 
(1) Includes stock compensation expense of $109.5 million and $36.6 million recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, related to common stock issued to Acima Holdings employees under restricted stock agreements as part of the acquisition consideration subject to vesting restrictions as described in Note 11.

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Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20232022
Depreciation and amortization
Rent-A-Center Business$4,970 $6,413 
Acima(1)
427 582 
Mexico242 149 
Franchising38 37 
Total segments5,677 7,181 
Corporate(2)
7,204 7,348 
Total depreciation and amortization
$12,881 $14,529 
(1) Excludes amortization expense of approximately $14.2 million and $22.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, recorded to Other charges in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations, related to intangible assets acquired upon closing of the Acima Holdings acquisition. See Note 9 for additional information.
(2) Excludes depreciation expense of approximately $4.0 million for both the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, recorded to Other charges in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations, related to software acquired upon closing of the Acima Holdings acquisition. See Note 9 for additional information.
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)20232022
Capital expenditures
Rent-A-Center Business$2,977 $13,408 
Acima58 46 
Mexico716 222 
Franchising1 112 
Total segments3,752 13,788 
Corporate5,782 2,615 
Total capital expenditures$9,534 $16,403 
(in thousands)March 31, 2023December 31, 2022
On rent rental merchandise, net
Rent-A-Center Business$450,162 $465,095 
Acima472,550 503,795 
Mexico20,775 20,979 
Total on rent rental merchandise, net$943,487 $989,869 
(in thousands)March 31, 2023December 31, 2022
Held for rent rental merchandise, net
Rent-A-Center Business$116,936 $124,117 
Acima605 373 
Mexico9,221 10,469 
Total held for rent rental merchandise, net$126,762 $134,959 
(in thousands)March 31, 2023December 31, 2022
Assets by segment
Rent-A-Center Business$1,003,245 $1,067,875 
Acima1,135,502 1,198,879 
Mexico53,854 51,225 
Franchising18,009 18,194 
Total segments2,210,610 2,336,173 
Corporate530,515 427,446 
Total assets$2,741,125 $2,763,619 

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Note 11 - Common Stock and Stock-Based Compensation
In early December 2021, our Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program for up to $500 million (the “December 2021 Program”), which superseded our previous stock repurchase program. Under the December 2021 Program, we may purchase shares of our common stock from time to time in the open market or privately negotiated transactions. We are not obligated to acquire any shares under the program, and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. No shares of our common stock were repurchased during the three months ended March 31, 2023 or 2022, and approximately $285.0 million are remaining under the current authorization available for repurchases at March 31, 2023.
We recognized $6.2 million and $4.9 million in compensation expense related to stock awards issued under the Rent-A-Center, Inc. 2021 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”) and 2016 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “2016 Plan”) during the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. During the three months ended March 31, 2023, we granted approximately 599,397 market-based performance units and 340,546 time-vesting units under the 2021 Plan. Performance-based restricted stock units are valued using a Monte Carlo simulation. Time-vesting restricted stock units are valued based on our closing stock price on the trading day immediately preceding the date of the grant, or as of the date of modification in the event an award is modified. The weighted-average grant date fair value of the market-based performance and time-vesting restricted stock units granted during the three months ended March 31, 2023 was $32.30 and $26.18, respectively.
In connection with the acquisition of Acima Holdings, LLC in 2021, we issued to the former owners of Acima Holdings 10,779,923 of common shares valued at $51.14 per share, as of the date of closing. Of this total, 2,683,328 common shares were included in the aggregate purchase price of the transaction for financial reporting purposes, while 8,096,595 common shares, valued at $414.1 million, issued under restricted stock agreements and subject to vesting conditions, are recognized as stock compensation expense over the vesting term in accordance with ASC Topic 718, “Stock-based Compensation” and recorded to Other charges in our unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. We recognized $109.5 million and $36.6 million in stock compensation expense related to these restricted stock agreements during the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. Stock compensation expense recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2023 for these restricted stock agreements included $78.4 million attributable to the acceleration of vesting provisions, primarily related to Aaron Allred's transition from Executive Vice President of Acima to an advisory role.
Note 12 - Contingencies
From time to time, we, along with our subsidiaries, are party to various legal proceedings and governmental inquiries arising in the ordinary course of business. We reserve for loss contingencies that are both probable and reasonably estimable. We regularly monitor developments related to these legal proceedings, and review the adequacy of our legal reserves on a quarterly basis. We do not currently expect these losses to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements if and when such losses are incurred. Nevertheless, we cannot predict the impact of future developments affecting our claims and lawsuits, and any resolution of a claim or lawsuit or reserve within a particular fiscal period may materially and adversely impact our results of operations for that period. In addition, claims and lawsuits against us may seek injunctive or other relief that requires changes to our business practices or operations and it is possible that any required changes may materially and adversely impact our business, financial condition, results of operations or reputation.
Unclaimed Property. We are subject to unclaimed property audits by states in the ordinary course of business. The property subject to review in the audit process includes unclaimed wages, vendor payments and customer refunds. State escheat laws generally require entities to report and remit abandoned and unclaimed property to the state. Failure to timely report and remit the property can result in assessments that could include interest and penalties, in addition to the payment of the escheat liability itself. We routinely remit escheat payments to states and believe we are in compliance with applicable escheat laws.
Acima Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigation. Prior to the execution of the definitive agreement to acquire Acima Holdings, Acima Holdings received a Civil Investigative Demand dated October 1, 2020 (the “CID”) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) requesting certain information, documents and data relating to Acima Holding’s products, services and practices for the period from January 1, 2015 to the date on which responses to the CID are provided in full. The purpose of the CID is to determine whether Acima Holdings extends credit, offers leases, or otherwise offers or provides a consumer financial product or service and whether Acima Holdings complies with certain consumer financial protection laws. We are fully cooperating with the CFPB investigation. The CFPB has not made any allegations in the investigation, and we are currently unable to predict the eventual scope, ultimate timing or outcome of the CFPB investigation.
On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the definitive agreement to acquire Acima Holdings, the former owners of Acima Holdings agreed to indemnify Upbound Group, Inc. for certain losses arising after the consummation of the transaction with respect to the CID and certain pre-closing taxes. The indemnification obligations of the former owners of Acima Holdings were limited to an indemnity holdback in the aggregate amount of $50 million, which was escrowed at the closing of the transaction, and will be Upbound Group, Inc.’s sole recourse against the former owners of Acima Holdings with respect to all of the indemnifiable claims under the definitive transaction agreement. In respect of certain pre-closing taxes, a

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portion of the escrowed funds were released to Acima Holdings’ former owners on the first business day following the date that was 18 months after the closing date of the transaction, in accordance with the definitive agreement. In respect of the CID, other than with respect to any then-pending or unresolved claims for indemnification submitted by Upbound Group, Inc., remaining escrowed funds of $45 million will be released on the earlier of February 17, 2024 and the date on which a final determination is entered providing for a resolution of the matters regarding the CID.
There can be no assurance that the CID will be finally resolved prior to the release to the former owners of Acima Holdings of the escrowed funds reserved therefor, or that such escrowed amount will be sufficient to address all covered losses or that the CFPB’s ongoing investigation or future exercise of its enforcement, regulatory, discretionary or other powers will not result in findings or alleged violations of consumer financial protection laws that could lead to enforcement actions, proceedings or litigation, whether by the CFPB, other state or federal agencies, or other parties, and the imposition of damages, fines, penalties, restitution, other monetary liabilities, sanctions, settlements or changes to Acima Holdings’ business practices or operations that could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations or reputation.
Massachusetts Attorney General. The Massachusetts Attorney General (the “MAG”) issued a civil investigative demand in 2018 seeking information with respect to certain of our business practices, including regarding account management and certain other business practices in connection with our lease-to-own transactions. Since receiving such demand, we have cooperated with the MAG in connection with its investigation. In June 2021, the MAG provided us with proposed settlement terms including a monetary payment, injunctive provisions regarding certain business practices and compliance requirements. We are continuing to cooperate and discuss resolution of the inquiry with the MAG. We are currently unable to predict the ultimate timing or outcome of the MAG investigation.
State Attorneys General Investigation. On November 1, 2021, Acima received a letter from the Nebraska Attorney General’s office stating that the Attorney General of Nebraska, along with a coalition of thirty-eight state Attorneys General, initiated a multi-state investigation into the business acts and practices of Acima and that a civil investigative demand(s) and/or subpoena(s) pursuant to respective state consumer protection laws will be forthcoming. Since receiving the letter, we have held multiple discussions with officials at the lead attorneys general offices and, based on those discussions, it is our understanding that the investigation is looking at business practices within the virtual lease-to-own industry and includes or will include multiple companies. In April 2022, we received a request for information and documents. Acima is cooperating with the investigation and is currently in the process of producing requested information. No specific allegations have been made against Acima pursuant to the investigation. We are currently unable to predict the eventual scope, timing or outcome of this matter.