NASDAQ:WRLD - World Acceptance Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $107.10 +2.32 (+2.21 %) (As of 11/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$104.78Today's Range$104.55 - $107.1052-Week Range$74.39 - $125.14Volume51,200 shsAverage Volume73,223 shsMarket Capitalization$1.00 billionP/E Ratio13.89Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.74 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email World Acceptance Corporation engages in small-loan consumer finance business. The company offers short-term small and medium-term larger installment loans, as well as related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. It also provides automobile club memberships to its borrowers; and income tax return preparation and electronic filing services. In addition, the company markets and sells credit life, credit accident and health, credit property, and unemployment insurance in connection with its loans; and develops and provides software solutions for the consumer finance industry. It serves individuals with limited access to other sources of consumer credit, such as banks, credit unions, other consumer finance businesses, and credit card lenders. As of March 31, 2018, the company operated 1,308 branches in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, as well as Mexico. World Acceptance Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Personal credit institutions Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:WRLD Previous Symbol CUSIP98141910 Webwww.loansbyworld.com Phone864-298-9800 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.41 Current Ratio17.26 Quick Ratio17.26 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.89 Forward P/E Ratio13.13 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$548.71 million Price / Sales1.93 Cash Flow$9.0917 per share Price / Cash11.78 Book Value$57.27 per share Price / Book1.87 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.71 Net Income$53.69 million Net Margins4.43% Return on Equity14.37% Return on Assets8.93% Miscellaneous Employees4,533 Outstanding Shares9,870,000Market Cap$1.00 billion OptionableOptionable World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) Frequently Asked Questions What is World Acceptance's stock symbol? World Acceptance trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WRLD." How were World Acceptance's earnings last quarter? World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.10. The credit services provider had revenue of $127.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $123.30 million. World Acceptance had a net margin of 4.43% and a return on equity of 14.37%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.10 earnings per share. View World Acceptance's Earnings History. When is World Acceptance's next earnings date? World Acceptance is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, January 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for World Acceptance. What price target have analysts set for WRLD? 2 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for World Acceptance's shares. Their forecasts range from $65.00 to $82.00. On average, they expect World Acceptance's share price to reach $73.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 31.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for World Acceptance. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for World Acceptance? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for World Acceptance in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for World Acceptance. Has World Acceptance been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about WRLD stock have trended neutral this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. World Acceptance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of World Acceptance's key competitors? Some companies that are related to World Acceptance include OneMain (OMF), Nelnet (NNI), PROVIDENT Finl/S (FPLPY), Enova International (ENVA), Oaktree Specialty Lending (OCSL), Regional Management (RM), Atlanticus (ATLC), Mr. Amazing Loans (MRAL), IEG (IEGH) and IEG (IEGH). Who are World Acceptance's key executives? World Acceptance's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Ravin Chad Prashad, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 37)Mr. John L. Calmes Jr., Exec. VP, CFO, Chief Strategy Officer & Treasurer (Age 38)Mr. Daniel Clinton Dyer, Exec. VP & Chief Branch Operations Officer (Age 45)Mr. Jeff L. Tinney, Sr. VP of Western Division (Age 55)Scott McIntyre, Sr. VP of Accounting Who are World Acceptance's major shareholders? World Acceptance's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.98%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.51%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.80%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.82%), Matarin Capital Management LLC (1.24%) and Deutsche Bank AG (1.16%). Company insiders that own World Acceptance stock include Daniel Clinton Dyer, Darrell E Whitaker, Jackie C Willyard and Tara Elizabeth Bullock. View Institutional Ownership Trends for World Acceptance. Which major investors are selling World Acceptance stock? WRLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jane Street Group LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, AQR Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Martingale Asset Management L P and Shell Asset Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for World Acceptance. Which major investors are buying World Acceptance stock? WRLD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matarin Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC and BlueMountain Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for World Acceptance. How do I buy shares of World Acceptance? Shares of WRLD 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 World Acceptance's stock price today? One share of WRLD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $107.10. How big of a company is World Acceptance? World Acceptance has a market capitalization of $1.00 billion and generates $548.71 million in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $53.69 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.71 on an earnings per share basis. World Acceptance employs 4,533 workers across the globe. What is World Acceptance's official website? The official website for World Acceptance is http://www.loansbyworld.com. How can I contact World Acceptance? World Acceptance's mailing address is 108 FREDRICK STREET, GREENVILLE SC, 29607. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at 864-298-9800. MarketBeat Community Rating for World Acceptance (NASDAQ WRLD)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 181 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 276 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 457MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about World Acceptance and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WRLD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WRLD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the reasons investors use put options?