Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (PRA) is a specialized financial and business services company. A market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, PRA 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. PRA has a longstanding culture of compliance, engaging collaboratively with its customers to create realistic, affordable repayment plans. The Company has more than 3,000 employees in 10 U.S. states and the United Kingdom.
PRA has been named to the Forbes 100 Best Small Companies in America annual rankings list for five consecutive years (2007 – 2011). It was ranked as one of BusinessWeek’s 100 Hot Growth Companies in 2003, 2005 and 2007, and was recognized by Fortune as one of America’s Top Small Businesses in 2006 and 2007. The Company’s shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “PRAA.”