NASDAQ:ECPG - Encore Capital Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.82 -1.06 (-4.26 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 03:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$24.88
Today's Range$23.6001 - $25.2750
52-Week Range$23.59 - $47.80
Volume303,219 shs
Average Volume333,647 shs
Market Capitalization$767.60 million
P/E Ratio5.94
Dividend YieldN/A
Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions and other related services for consumers across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It is also involved in the debt collection and management activities; and the management of non-performing loans. In addition, the company provides portfolio management services to banks for non-performing loans; and financial solutions to individuals who have previously defaulted on their obligations. Further, it focuses on consumer non-performing loans, including insolvencies, and bank and non-bank receivables. Encore Capital Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Short-term business credit
Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ECPG
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio4.58
Current Ratio0.75
Quick Ratio0.75


Trailing P/E Ratio5.94
Forward P/E Ratio5.03
P/E Growth0.4

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.19 billion
Price / Sales0.62
Cash Flow$5.4260 per share
Price / Cash Flow4.39
Book Value$22.22 per share
Price / Book1.07


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.01
Net Income$83.22 million
Net Margins6.13%
Return on Equity19.38%
Return on Assets2.70%


Outstanding Shares30,850,000
Market Cap$767.60 million

Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Encore Capital Group's stock symbol?

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

How were Encore Capital Group's earnings last quarter?

Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The asset manager reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.19. The asset manager had revenue of $336.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $342.33 million. Encore Capital Group had a net margin of 6.13% and a return on equity of 19.38%. The firm's revenue was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.14 earnings per share. View Encore Capital Group's Earnings History.

When is Encore Capital Group's next earnings date?

Encore Capital Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Encore Capital Group.

What price target have analysts set for ECPG?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Encore Capital Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $54.00. On average, they anticipate Encore Capital Group's share price to reach $45.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 91.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Encore Capital Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Encore Capital Group?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Encore Capital Group in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Encore Capital Group.

Has Encore Capital Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about ECPG stock have been trending very positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Encore Capital Group earned a news impact score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the asset manager a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Encore Capital Group's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Encore Capital Group include Nicholas Financial (NICK), Plumas Bancorp (PLBC), CPI Card Group (PMTS), Asta Funding (ASFI) and PwrCor (PWCO).

Who are Encore Capital Group's key executives?

Encore Capital Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Ashish Masih, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Jonathan C. Clark, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Gregory L. Call, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Administrator Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Paul J. Grinberg, Pres of International (Age 57)
  • Mr. Carl Eberling, Chief Information Officer & Sr. VP of Information Technology

Who are Encore Capital Group's major shareholders?

Encore Capital Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.03%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (10.94%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.92%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.95%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.47%) and Pembroke Management LTD (1.35%). Company insiders that own Encore Capital Group stock include Ashish Masih, Jonathan C Clark and Paul Grinberg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Encore Capital Group.

Which institutional investors are selling Encore Capital Group stock?

ECPG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Blair William & Co. IL, Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, James Investment Research Inc., LSV Asset Management, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and GW&K Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Encore Capital Group.

Which institutional investors are buying Encore Capital Group stock?

ECPG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clearbridge Investments LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Vanguard Group Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Pembroke Management LTD, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have bought Encore Capital Group stock in the last two years include Ashish Masih and Jonathan C Clark. View Insider Buying and Selling for Encore Capital Group.

How do I buy shares of Encore Capital Group?

Shares of ECPG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Encore Capital Group's stock price today?

One share of ECPG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.82.

How big of a company is Encore Capital Group?

Encore Capital Group has a market capitalization of $767.60 million and generates $1.19 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $83.22 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.01 on an earnings per share basis. Encore Capital Group employs 8,200 workers across the globe.

What is Encore Capital Group's official website?

The official website for Encore Capital Group is

How can I contact Encore Capital Group?

Encore Capital Group's mailing address is 3111 CAMINO DEL RIO NORTH SUITE 103, SAN DIEGO CA, 92108. The asset manager can be reached via phone at 877-445-4581 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ ECPG)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  215 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  434
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Encore Capital Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ECPG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ECPG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by Staff

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