Encore Capital Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:ECPG)

About Encore Capital Group

Encore Capital Group logoEncore Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a range of financial assets. The Company operates through two segments: Portfolio Purchasing and Recovery, and Tax Lien Business. Its portfolio purchasing and recovery segment purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at discounts and manages them by partnering with individuals as they repay their obligations and work toward financial recovery. Defaulted receivables are consumers' unpaid financial commitments to credit originators, including banks, credit unions, consumer finance companies, commercial retailers, and telecommunication companies. Defaulted receivables also include receivables subject to bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, the Company assists property owners delinquenting on their property taxes by structuring monthly payment plans and purchases delinquent tax liens directly from taxing authorities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • Sub-Industry: Consumer Finance
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: ECPG
  • CUSIP: 29255410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $34.55
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $31.83
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $25.62
  • 52-Week Range: $17.66 - $35.92
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.29
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 7.64
  • P/E Growth: 0.54
  • Market Cap: $897.45M
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,532,000
  • Beta: 1.54
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 5.00%
  • Return on Equity: 17.26%
  • Return on Assets: 2.70%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 4.96%
  • Current Ratio: 0.73%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.73%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $26.75 (23.90% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/24/2017Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$36.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
12/13/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform -> Market Perform$30.00View Rating Details
12/13/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeMarket PerformView Rating Details
8/5/2016Northland SecuritiesDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$37.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
6/8/2016JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/6/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
11/12/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$63.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
8/11/2015MacquarieBoost Price TargetOutperform$52.00 -> $54.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/8/2017        
2/23/2017Q4 2016$0.68$0.72$277.71 million$271.38 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q3 2016$1.24$0.14$283.66 million$179.41 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$1.21$1.29$296.97 million$289.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q1$1.27$1.31$303.78 million$289.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q4$1.35$1.31$294.05 million$298.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q3$1.31$1.34$298.21 million$287.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215$1.28$1.27$288.47 million$290.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$1.19$1.19$283.60 million$285.66 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$1.13$1.04$270.06 million$276.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$1.11$1.17$275.50 million$273.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$1.08$1.10$263.23 million$269.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$1.06$1.08$246.99 million$253.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q413$1.01$1.05$243.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.94$1.02$209.12 million$235.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q2 2013$0.81$0.85$147.73 million$156.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q1 2013$0.79$0.86$150.53 million$144.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.78$0.79$143.60 million$143.61 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.83$0.82$144.29 million$144.79 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.71$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.66$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.65$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.60$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2011$0.59$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.53$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2011$0.47$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.26 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.60 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20167$1.28$1.38$1.32
Q2 20164$1.22$1.44$1.32
Q3 20163$1.09$1.27$1.19
Q4 20163$0.52$0.71$0.64
Q1 20173$0.90$1.00$0.96
Q2 20173$0.94$1.04$0.99
Q3 20173$0.97$1.08$1.02
Q4 20172$0.98$1.02$1.00
Q4 20181$1.17$1.17$1.17
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.69%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/8/2016Willem MesdagDirectorBuy25,000$20.85$521,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Norman R SorensenDirectorBuy2,000$26.58$53,160.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Wendy HannamDirectorBuy2,500$24.15$60,375.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Ashish MasihEVPBuy2,500$23.50$58,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Kenneth VecchioneCEOBuy10,000$23.22$232,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Gregory L CallVPBuy1,100$22.90$25,190.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Jonathan C ClarkCFOBuy5,000$22.92$114,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015Kenneth VecchioneCEOBuy2,125$29.27$62,198.75View SEC Filing  
6/9/2015Ashish MasihEVPBuy1,500$39.83$59,745.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Jonathan C ClarkCFOBuy2,500$39.26$98,150.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Kenneth VecchioneCEOBuy4,000$39.62$158,480.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Paul GrinbergCFOSell54,000$45.59$2,461,860.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Ashish MasihEVPSell9,334$45.00$420,030.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Ashish MasihEVPSell12,000$45.00$540,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Paul GrinbergCFOSell36,000$45.13$1,624,680.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2014Ashish MasihEVPSell11,103$45.00$499,635.00View SEC Filing  
4/11/2014Gregory CallVPSell16,000$44.66$714,560.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Paul GrinbergCFOSell10,999$48.60$534,551.40View SEC Filing  
1/13/2014Paul GrinbergCFOSell11,000$49.12$540,320.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2014James SyranSVPSell5,000$49.25$246,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013Ashish MasihVPSell6,000$43.36$260,160.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013James SyranSVPSell46,400$43.57$2,021,648.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Warren WilcoxDirectorSell6,131$36.48$223,658.88View SEC Filing  
4/22/2013Willem MesdagDirectorBuy350,000$28.00$9,800,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2012Willem MesdagDirectorSell1,213,799$27.93$33,901,406.07View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG)
DateHeadline
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latribunadecanarias.com - February 24 at 10:37 PM
News IconEncore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG) To Release Earnings (NASDAQ:ECPG)
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us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:17 pm Encore Capital beats by $0.04, misses on revs; exploring IPO of Cabot Credit Mgmt (NASDAQ:ECPG)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 24 at 5:36 PM
seekingalpha.com logoEncore Capital Group's (ECPG) CEO Ken Vecchione on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:ECPG)
seekingalpha.com - February 24 at 11:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ECPG earnings conference call or presentation 23-Feb-17 10:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 11:44 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Encore Capital Q4 GAAP earnings per share $0.85 from continuing operations (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.reuters.com - February 23 at 9:53 PM
marketexclusive.com logoENCORE CAPITAL GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:ECPG) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:ECPG)
marketexclusive.com - February 23 at 9:53 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Encore Capital Group Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:ECPG)
biz.yahoo.com - February 23 at 4:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 4:52 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoENCORE CAPITAL GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and (NASDAQ:ECPG)
biz.yahoo.com - February 23 at 4:52 PM
News IconBofI Federal Bank Elects Grinberg Chairman of the Board (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.sdbj.com - February 19 at 4:28 PM
streetinsider.com logoBofl Holding (BOFI) Elects Paul Grinberg as Chairman of its Board of Directors (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.streetinsider.com - February 18 at 9:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital Group (ECPG) Enters Overbought Territory (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 6:18 PM
businesswire.com logoBOFI Announces New Chairman of its Board of Directors (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.businesswire.com - February 16 at 8:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital Group Achieves Prestigious International Standards Organization Certification (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 3:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital Group to Announce Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results on February 23 (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - February 14 at 5:49 PM
thestreet.com logoEncore Capital Group Reaches Analyst Target Price (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.thestreet.com - February 2 at 10:20 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoEncore Capital Group to Speak at DBA International 20th Anniversary Conference (NASDAQ:ECPG)
feeds.benzinga.com - January 30 at 2:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for January 30th (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 12:23 PM
4-traders.com logoEncore Capital : UPDATE – Encore Capital Group Enhances Credit Reporting Policy to Help Consumers (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.4-traders.com - January 26 at 6:12 PM
4-traders.com logoEncore Capital : Enhances Credit Reporting Policy to Help Consumers (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.4-traders.com - January 25 at 6:03 PM
forbes.com logoSotomayor Rips Into Bad-Debt Industry, Other Justices Cautious About Enforcement (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.forbes.com - January 18 at 5:17 PM
4-traders.com logoEncore Capital : U.S. Supreme Court divided over debt collection dispute (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.4-traders.com - January 18 at 3:45 AM
seekingalpha.com logoEncore Capital Group: Management Hope Vs. Industry Reality (NASDAQ:ECPG)
seekingalpha.com - January 11 at 5:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital Group Enhances Credit Reporting Policy to Help Consumers (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 5:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUPDATE – Encore Capital Group Enhances Credit Reporting Policy to Help Consumers (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 5:50 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Encore Capital Group says entered into third amended, restated credit agreement - SEC filing (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.reuters.com - December 27 at 5:04 PM
insidermonkey.com logoHow Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG) Stacks Up Against Its Peers (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 15 at 10:25 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital downgraded by Raymond James (NASDAQ:ECPG)
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 13 at 10:32 PM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Encore Capital Group, Inc. : December 9, 2016 (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.capitalcube.com - December 9 at 5:10 PM
capitalcube.com logoEncore Capital Group, Inc. :ECPG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 18, 2016 (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.capitalcube.com - November 18 at 11:48 AM
nasdaq.com logoNoteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: ECPG, BEN, AWI (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.nasdaq.com - November 15 at 5:05 PM
streetinsider.com logoEncore Capital Group (ECPG) Reports Q3 EPS of $0.14 (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.streetinsider.com - November 11 at 4:05 PM
News IconEncore Capital Group Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.insidearm.com - November 11 at 4:05 PM
nasdaq.com logoEncore Capital Group (ECPG) Is Rising Following Q3 Report (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.nasdaq.com - November 11 at 4:05 PM
seekingalpha.com logoEncore Capital Group's (ECPG) CEO Ken Vecchione on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:ECPG)
seekingalpha.com - November 11 at 4:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ECPG earnings conference call or presentation 9-Nov-16 10:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - November 10 at 1:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital (ECPG) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Miss (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - November 10 at 1:26 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2016 Encore Capital Group Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:ECPG)
biz.yahoo.com - November 9 at 1:59 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital Group Inc Earnings Call (Q3 2016) (NASDAQ:ECPG)
biz.yahoo.com - November 8 at 10:10 PM
News IconEncore Capital Group Inc. (ECPG) to Release Earnings on Wednesday (NASDAQ:ECPG)
baseballnewssource.com - November 8 at 3:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEncore Capital Group to Announce Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on November 9 (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - October 27 at 9:22 AM
nasdaq.com logoNotable Friday Option Activity: ECPG, HASI, MSFT (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.nasdaq.com - October 22 at 4:34 PM
mysmartrend.com logoEncore Capital Group Shares Down 16.7% Since SmarTrend's Sell Call (ECPG) (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.mysmartrend.com - October 20 at 4:45 PM
nasdaq.com logoNotable Wednesday Option Activity: ECPG, SNA, CIEN (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.nasdaq.com - October 12 at 4:58 PM
capitalcube.com logoEncore Capital Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ECPG-US : October 11, 2016 (NASDAQ:ECPG)
www.capitalcube.com - October 11 at 4:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear debt collection dispute (NASDAQ:ECPG)
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 4:53 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoENCORE CAPITAL GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financi (NASDAQ:ECPG)
biz.yahoo.com - October 7 at 9:42 AM
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www.insidermonkey.com - September 29 at 9:44 AM

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What is Encore Capital Group's stock symbol?

Encore Capital Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ECPG."

Where is Encore Capital Group's stock going? Where will Encore Capital Group's stock price be in 2017?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Encore Capital Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $32.00. On average, they expect Encore Capital Group's share price to reach $26.75 in the next twelve months.

When will Encore Capital Group announce their earnings?

Encore Capital Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 8th 2017.

Who owns Encore Capital Group stock?

Encore Capital Group's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include William Blair Investment Management LLC (8.18%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.00%), State Street Corp (2.02%), FMR LLC (1.38%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (0.80%) and Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.38%). Company insiders that own Encore Capital Group stock include Ashish Masih, Gregory L Call, Jonathan C Clark, Kenneth Vecchione, Norman R Sorensen, Wendy Hannam and Willem Mesdag.

Who sold Encore Capital Group stock? Who is selling Encore Capital Group stock?

Encore Capital Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System, Federated Investors Inc. PA and New York State Teachers Retirement System.

Who bought Encore Capital Group stock? Who is buying Encore Capital Group stock?

Encore Capital Group's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including William Blair Investment Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Bayesian Capital Management LP, FMR LLC and Advisory Research Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Encore Capital Group stock in the last two years include Ashish Masih, Gregory L Call, Jonathan C Clark, Kenneth Vecchione, Norman R Sorensen, Wendy Hannam and Willem Mesdag.

How do I buy Encore Capital Group stock?

Shares of Encore Capital Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Encore Capital Group stock cost?

One share of Encore Capital Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.15.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff