First Cash Financial Services, Inc. is a retail-based pawn and consumer finance stores in the United States and Mexico. As of February 28, 2012, the Company had over 720 locations in eight states of the United States and 23 states in Mexico. In addition to making short-term secured pawn loans, certain of the Company�s pawn stores offer short-term consumer loans and credit services. The Company also operates consumer loan stores that provide consumer loans, credit services, check cashing, and other related financial services. The Company operates in three segments: U.S. pawn operations, U.S. short-term loan operations and Mexico operations. In March 2012, the Company acquired three Dallas-area pawn stores. In June 2012, the Company acquired 24 pawn stores located in the states of Colorado (13), Kentucky (seven), Wyoming (three) and Nebraska (one).