World Acceptance Corp. Company Profile (NASDAQ:WRLD)

About World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)

World Acceptance Corp. logoWorld Acceptance Corporation operates a small-loan consumer finance business in 15 states and Mexico as of March 31, 2016. The Company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. The Company offers standardized installment loans generally between $300 and $4,000 through 1,339 branches in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Mexico as of March 31, 2016. The Company generally serves individuals with limited access to other sources of consumer credit, such as banks, credit unions, other consumer finance businesses and credit card lenders. In the United States branches, the Company also offers income tax return preparation services to its loan customers and other individuals.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Credit Services
  • Sub-Industry: Consumer Finance
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:WRLD
  • CUSIP: 98141910
  • Web: www.loansbyworld.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $691.57 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 8,753,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $62.78
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $57.92
  • 52 Week Range: $37.80 - $88.26
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.54
  • P/E Growth: 6.55
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $531.73 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.30
  • Book Value: $52.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.50
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $142.9 million
  • Net Margins: 13.29%
  • Return on Equity: 17.20%
  • Return on Assets: 8.54%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.94%
  • Current Ratio: 18.82%
  • Quick Ratio: 18.82%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 153,684 shs.
  • Beta: 1.86
  • Short Ratio: 18.43
 

Frequently Asked Questions for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)

What is World Acceptance Corp.'s stock symbol?

World Acceptance Corp. trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WRLD."

How were World Acceptance Corp.'s earnings last quarter?

World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported $3.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.79 by $0.85. The business had revenue of $144.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $131.88 million. World Acceptance Corp. had a net margin of 13.29% and a return on equity of 17.20%. World Acceptance Corp.'s quarterly revenue was up .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $3.42 earnings per share. View World Acceptance Corp.'s Earnings History.

Where is World Acceptance Corp.'s stock going? Where will World Acceptance Corp.'s stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for World Acceptance Corp.'s shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect World Acceptance Corp.'s stock price to reach $45.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for World Acceptance Corp..

Who are some of World Acceptance Corp.'s key competitors?

Who owns World Acceptance Corp. stock?

World Acceptance Corp.'s stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.44%), LSV Asset Management (4.93%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.67%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.73%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%) and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (1.21%). Company insiders that own World Acceptance Corp. stock include Darrell E Whitaker, Francisco J Sauza and Tara Elizabeth Bullock. View Institutional Ownership Trends for World Acceptance Corp..

Who sold World Acceptance Corp. stock? Who is selling World Acceptance Corp. stock?

World Acceptance Corp.'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of America Corp DE and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold World Acceptance Corp. stock in the last year include Darrell E Whitaker and Tara Elizabeth Bullock. View Insider Buying and Selling for World Acceptance Corp..

Who bought World Acceptance Corp. stock? Who is buying World Acceptance Corp. stock?

World Acceptance Corp.'s stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc., AXA, AQR Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, UBS Group AG and Lucus Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for World Acceptance Corp..

How do I buy World Acceptance Corp. stock?

Shares of World Acceptance Corp. 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 World Acceptance Corp. stock cost?

One share of World Acceptance Corp. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $79.01.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings
Consensus Rating:Sell (Score: 1.00)
Consensus Price Target: $45.00 (43.05% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/8/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingSell$40.00HighView Rating Details
4/11/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSell$40.00LowView Rating Details
1/12/2017StephensDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$55.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2015Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$96.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
7/25/2015FBR & CoReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/25/2015Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Earnings by Quarter for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Earnings History by Quarter for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q4 2017$2.79$3.64$131.88 million$144.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q317$1.56$1.10$131.06 million$130.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q217$1.73$1.76$128.86 million$129.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q117$2.22$1.89$130.91 million$127.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q416$3.71$3.29$138.85 million$142.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q316$2.01$1.70$143.07 million$139.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q216$2.12$2.22$145.03 million$136.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q116$2.58$2.71$144.68 million$137.22 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q415$3.67$4.24$152.70 million$173.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q315$2.19$2.01$158.59 million$153.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q215$2.30$2.16$153.20 million$152.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q115$2.25$2.19$151.70 million$150.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q414$3.49$3.52$173.84 million$161.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2014Q314$1.75$1.98$160.24 million$160.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q214$2.00$1.80$153.50 million$150.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q1 2014$1.83$1.87$143.71 million$145.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q4 2013$3.08$3.01$160.86 million$161.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2013Q3 2013$1.65$1.58$149.62 million$149.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012Q213$1.93$1.72$142.94 million$139.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$1.50$1.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$2.47$2.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$1.32$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$1.45$1.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$1.27$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$2.10$2.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.06$1.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.37
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.81
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.33
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$2.53$2.53$2.53
Q2 20171$1.56$1.56$1.56
Q3 20171$1.53$1.53$1.53
Q4 20171$2.75$2.75$2.75
Q1 20181$1.83$1.83$1.83
Q2 20181$1.70$1.70$1.70
Q3 20181$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q4 20181$2.26$2.26$2.26
Q1 20191$1.66$1.66$1.66
Q2 20191$1.85$1.85$1.85
Q3 20191$1.23$1.23$1.23
Q4 20191$2.59$2.59$2.59
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 28.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.09%
Insider Trades by Quarter for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Insider Trades by Quarter for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/11/2017Tara Elizabeth BullockSVPSell390$80.08$31,231.20View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016Darrell E WhitakerDirectorSell1,180$62.74$74,033.20View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015Francisco J SauzaSVPSell4,000$82.51$330,040.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Jeff L TinneySVPSell4,400$90.29$397,276.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Daniel Clinton DyerSVPSell4,000$82.99$331,960.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2014Scott J VassalluzzoInsiderBuy12,567$75.56$949,562.52View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014Scott J VassalluzzoInsiderBuy6,222$75.59$470,320.98View SEC Filing  
11/28/2014James R GilreathDirectorSell1,172$77.01$90,255.72View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014Scott J VassalluzzoInsiderBuy18,453$76.25$1,407,041.25View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Scott J VassalluzzoInsiderBuy6,972$76.00$529,872.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014Scott J VassalluzzoInsiderBuy129,580$71.56$9,272,744.80View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014A Mclean IIICEOSell4,995$80.00$399,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Jeff TinneySVPSell2,400$80.35$192,840.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2014Ken Bramlett, Jr.DirectorSell3,000$91.09$273,270.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2014James GilreathDirectorSell6,000$97.50$585,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Daniel Clinton DyerSVPSell7,311$86.41$631,743.51View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013James WaltersSVPSell6,400$90.18$577,152.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Francisco SauzaSVPSell2,000$87.46$174,920.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Jeff TinneySVPSell1,000$87.67$87,670.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Ken Bramlett, Jr.DirectorSell3,000$88.41$265,230.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Charles WayDirectorSell6,000$86.54$519,240.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2013James D WaltersSVPSell1,800$93.82$168,876.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Mark C RolandCOOSell1,758$88.76$156,040.08View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Scott J VassalluzzoInsiderSell190,190$92.93$17,674,356.70View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013A A Mclean IIICEOSell5,334$79.07$421,759.38View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012James R GilreathDirectorSell10,100$74.40$751,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2012Charles D WayDirectorSell4,500$72.74$327,330.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Latest Headlines for World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD)
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finance.yahoo.com logoWhy World Acceptance (WRLD) Could Be Positioned for a Surge
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 8:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoTheStreet Upgrades World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) to B-
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 13 at 4:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 13 at 9:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoTara Elizabeth Bullock Sells 390 Shares of World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 4:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group Brokers Increase Earnings Estimates for World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 3:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $1.70 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (WRLD)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 1:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $122.3 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 12:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRLD earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 2:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 9:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy World Acceptance Corp. Stock Is Surging by 29%
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 8:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp.: Leads amongst peers with strong fundamentals
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 8:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.85 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 10:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Will Post Earnings of $2.79 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 9:02 AM
marketbeat.com logoWorld Acceptance posts 4Q profit
marketbeat.com - May 9 at 8:15 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Given "Sell" Rating at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 10:16 PM
marketwatch.com logoGarda World Security Corporation Announces Extension of Expiration Time for its Cash Tender Offer for its Outstanding Senior Notes due 2021...
www.marketwatch.com - May 8 at 8:12 PM
fool.com logoWhy World Acceptance Corp. Stock Jumped 11% on Monday
www.fool.com - May 8 at 1:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of -0.12
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 8:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Conference Call On The Internet
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 7:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.21
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 4:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 3:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 8:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 3:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.06
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 8:53 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WRLD-US : April 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) to Post $2.79 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 8:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 8:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BMO Capital Markets
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 2:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable Press Coverage Very Likely to Impact World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 1:08 PM
thestreet.com logoCommit To Buy World Acceptance Corp. At $45, Earn 15.2% Annualized Using Options
www.thestreet.com - April 11 at 10:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 9:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 9:46 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWORLD ACCEPTANCE CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial
biz.yahoo.com - February 23 at 3:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWORLD ACCEPTANCE CORP Financials
finance.yahoo.com - February 11 at 6:22 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2017 World Acceptance Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:49 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:49 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo7:33 am World Acceptance misses by $0.39, reports revs in-line; updates on CFPB matter
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:49 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWORLD ACCEPTANCE CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exh
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:49 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance misses 3Q profit forecasts
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRLD earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jan-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:49 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoMid-Afternoon Market Update: World Acceptance Falls On Earnings Miss; CARBO Ceramics Shares Spike Higher
feeds.benzinga.com - January 26 at 3:33 PM
fool.com logoWhy World Acceptance Corp. Shares Fell Today
www.fool.com - January 26 at 1:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2017 Conference Call On The Internet
finance.yahoo.com - January 18 at 5:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance downgraded by Jefferies
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 4:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs World Acceptance a Great Stock for Value Investors?
finance.yahoo.com - December 30 at 3:28 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to World Acceptance Corp. : December 12, 2016
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 13 at 12:03 AM
investorplace.com logoWorld Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) Will Be the CFPB’s Final Victim
investorplace.com - December 8 at 10:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorld Acceptance Corporation (Nasdaq: WRLD) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell
finance.yahoo.com - November 28 at 11:46 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWORLD ACCEPTANCE CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report
biz.yahoo.com - November 4 at 7:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRLD earnings conference call or presentation 3-Nov-16 2:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - November 4 at 12:39 PM

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