Metris Comments on Market Activity.Business Editors
MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2002
Pursuant to Rule 202.05 of the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. Listed Company Manual, Metris Companies Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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Metris Companies Inc. is one of the nation's leading providers of financial products and services. The company issues credit cards through its wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. , Direct Merchants Credit Card Bank, N.A., the 10th-largest bankcard issuer in the United States. As a top-tier enhancement services company, Metris also offers consumers a comprehensive array of value-added products, including credit protection and insurance, extended service plans and membership clubs. For more information, visit www.metriscompanies.com or www.directmerchantsbank.com.
Certain information discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Securities law. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: higher delinquency, charge-off and bankruptcy rates of the Company's target market of moderate-income consumers; risks associated with Direct Merchants Credit Card Bank's ability to comply with its agreement with regulators regarding the safety and soundness of its operations; risks relating to the Company's continuing ability to market its enhancement services and maintain or expand on current levels in that business; interest rate risks; risks associated with acquired portfolios; dependence on the securitization Securitization
The process of creating a financial instrument by combining other financial assets and then marketing them to investors.
Mortgage backed securities are a perfect example of securitization.
May also be spelled as "securitisation. markets and other funding sources; state and federal laws and regulations that limit the Company's business activities, product offerings and fees; privacy laws that could result in lower marketing revenue and penalties for non-compliance; and general economic conditions that can have a negative impact on the performance of loans and marketing of enhancement services. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact the Company, and statements contained herein, reference should be made to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q Form 10-Q
See 10-Q. , current reports on Form 8-K Form 8-K
The form required by the SEC when a publicly held company incurs any event that might affect its financial situation or the share value of its stock.
See 8-K. and annual reports on Form 10-K Form 10-K
A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.
See 10-K. .