This excerpt taken from the WEN 10-K filed Apr 3, 2006.
Under the terms of the Companys Secured Financing Facility, once the Company repays the lender for the notes for each purchased portfolio and collects sufficient amounts to recoup its initial cash investment in each purchased portfolio, the Company shares the residual collections (Contingent Interest) from the receivable portfolios, net of its servicing fees, with the lender. The Company makes estimates with respect to the timing and amount of collections of future cash flows from these receivable portfolios. Based on these estimates, the Company records a portion of the estimated Contingent Interest as accrued profit sharing arrangement and interest expense. See Note 7 to the consolidated financial statements for further discussion of Contingent Interest.