Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

July 26, 2018
(Date of Report - Date of Earliest Event Reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

1600 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(817) 335-1100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 26, 2018, FirstCash, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2018, the Board of Directors’ declaration of a third quarter cash dividend of $0.22 per common share and the Board of Directors’ authorization of an additional $100 million of share repurchases (the “Earnings Release”). The Earnings Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference in its entirety into this Item 2.02.

The information provided in this Item 2.02, including the Earnings Release, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by the specific reference in such filing.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On July 26, 2018, the Company announced that the Board of Directors authorized the Company, effective July 25, 2018, to repurchase up to $100 million additional shares of its common stock (the “New Authorization”). The Board of Directors made this determination after considering the Company's liquidity needs and capital resources as well as the estimated current value of the Company's assets.

Under the New Authorization, the Company may purchase common stock in open market transactions, block purchases or other privately negotiated transactions, from time to time pursuant to a trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act or by any combination of such methods. The number of shares to be purchased and the timing of the purchases are based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the level of cash balances, credit availability, debt covenant restrictions, general business conditions, regulatory requirements, the market price of the Company's stock, dividend policy and the availability of alternative investment opportunities. No time limit was set for completion of repurchases under the New Authorization and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits:



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: July 26, 2018
R. Douglas Orr
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(As Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)