NASDAQ:WRLD - World Acceptance Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $119.40 +1.11 (+0.94 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$118.29Today's Range$116.9350 - $119.5952-Week Range$89.78 - $125.14Volume89,325 shsAverage Volume87,922 shsMarket Capitalization$1.15 billionP/E Ratio15.49Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.44 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 CIK108385 Webwww.loansbyworld.com Phone864-298-9800Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.54 Current Ratio18.51 Quick Ratio18.52Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.49 Forward P/E Ratio16.14 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$548.71 million Price / Sales2.09 Cash Flow$8.5530 per share Price / Cash Flow13.96 Book Value$59.66 per share Price / Book2.00Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.71 Net Income$53.69 million Net Margins5.27% Return on Equity12.73% Return on Assets8.18%Miscellaneous Employees3,419 Outstanding Shares9,623,000Market Cap$1.15 billion Next Earnings Date5/9/2019 (Estimated) 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.58. The credit services provider earned $137.64 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.16 million. World Acceptance had a return on equity of 12.73% and a net margin of 5.27%. 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 Thursday, May 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for World Acceptance. What price target have analysts set for WRLD? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for World Acceptance's shares. Their forecasts range from $66.00 to $66.00. On average, they anticipate World Acceptance's stock price to reach $66.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 44.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for World Acceptance. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for World Acceptance? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for World Acceptance in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating 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 stories about WRLD stock have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 media sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. 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) and IEG (IEGH). What other stocks do shareholders of World Acceptance own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other World Acceptance investors own include Tesla (TSLA), Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals (EYPT), PTC Therapeutics (PTCT), General Electric (GE), Bausch Health Companies (BHC), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Prudential Financial (PRU), Bunge (BG) and TESARO (TSRO). Who are World Acceptance's key executives? World Acceptance's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Ravin Chad Prashad, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 38)Mr. John L. Calmes Jr., Exec. VP, CFO, Chief Strategy Officer & Treasurer (Age 39)Mr. Daniel Clinton Dyer, Exec. VP & Chief Branch Operations Officer (Age 46)Mr. Jeff L. Tinney, Sr. VP of Western Division (Age 56)Scott McIntyre, Sr. VP of Accounting Who are World Acceptance's major shareholders? World Acceptance's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.81%), Nantahala Capital Management LLC (7.71%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.13%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.64%), Northern Trust Corp (1.58%) and Smith Thomas W (0.96%). Company insiders that own World Acceptance stock include Daniel Clinton Dyer, 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 Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Prudential Financial Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of America Corp DE, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Citigroup Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for World Acceptance. Which major investors are buying World Acceptance stock? WRLD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prescott Investors Profit Sharing Trust, BlackRock Inc., Phoenician Capital LLC, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Nantahala Capital Management LLC, Barclays PLC and Geode 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 $119.40. How big of a company is World Acceptance? World Acceptance has a market capitalization of $1.15 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 3,419 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: 191 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 293 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 484MarketBeat'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. 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