Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.
| Nasdaq: PRAA
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. is a financial and business services company. The company through its subsidiaries purchases and manages portfolios of defaulted and bankrupt consumer receivables and provides a broad range of accounts receivable management services to lenders, service providers, governments, and others. Its business focuses upon the detection, collection, and processing of both unpaid and normal-course accounts receivable originally owed to credit grantors, governments, retailers and others. The company also provides a broad range of fee-based services, including revenue enhancement for local governments; vehicle location, skip-tracing and collateral recovery for auto lenders, governments, and law enforcement; contingent consumer debt recovery on behalf of banks, credit providers, and debt purchasers; and filing of class action claims on behalf of institutional investors, manufacturers, and retailers. Portfolio Recovery Associates was founded by Teven D. Fredrickson and Kevin P. Stevenson on March 20, 1996 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.