World Acceptance Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:WRLD)

About World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)

World Acceptance Corporation 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: Consumer Lending
  • Sub-Industry: Consumer Finance
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:WRLD
  • CUSIP: 98141910
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $722.35 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 8,705,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $81.44
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $74.10
  • 52 Week Range: $42.01 - $88.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.28
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.11
  • P/E Growth: 7.09
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $533.56 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.34
  • Book Value: $54.96 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.49
  • EBITDA: $136.07 million
  • Net Margins: 13.13%
  • Return on Equity: 15.75%
  • Return on Assets: 8.48%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.63%
  • Current Ratio: 15.40%
  • Quick Ratio: 15.41%
  • Average Volume: 85,700 shs.
  • Beta: 2.39
  • Short Ratio: 17.31

Frequently Asked Questions for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)

What is World Acceptance Corporation's stock symbol?

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

How were World Acceptance Corporation's earnings last quarter?

World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.54. The company had revenue of $128.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.74 million. World Acceptance Corporation had a net margin of 13.13% and a return on equity of 15.75%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.89 EPS. View World Acceptance Corporation's Earnings History.

When will World Acceptance Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

World Acceptance Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for World Acceptance Corporation.

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

3 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for World Acceptance Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate World Acceptance Corporation's stock price to reach $59.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for World Acceptance Corporation.

Who are some of World Acceptance Corporation's key competitors?

Who are World Acceptance Corporation's key executives?

World Acceptance Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Ken R. Bramlett Jr., Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Janet Lewis Matricciani, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • John L. Calmes Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Daniel Clinton Dyer, Executive Vice President - Branch Operations
  • Tara E. Bullock, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Erik T. Brown, Senior Vice President, Central Division
  • Francisco Javier Sauza Del Pozo, Senior Vice President, Mexico
  • Jeff L. Tinney, Senior Vice President - Western Division
  • James R. Gilreath, Independent Director
  • Scott J. Vassalluzzo, Independent Director

Who owns World Acceptance Corporation stock?

World Acceptance Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Shell Asset Management Co. (0.44%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.03%). Company insiders that own World Acceptance Corporation stock include Daniel Clinton Dyer, Darrell E Whitaker, Jackie C Willyard and Tara Elizabeth Bullock. View Institutional Ownership Trends for World Acceptance Corporation.

Who bought World Acceptance Corporation stock? Who is buying World Acceptance Corporation stock?

World Acceptance Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co. and Eqis Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for World Acceptance Corporation.

How do I buy World Acceptance Corporation stock?

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

What is World Acceptance Corporation's stock price today?

One share of World Acceptance Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $81.91.

MarketBeat Community Rating for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ WRLD)
Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  96 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  198 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  294
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about World Acceptance Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings
Consensus Rating:Sell (Score: 1.00)
Consensus Price Target: $59.00 (27.97% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Price Target History for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Analysts' Ratings History for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingSell$60.00N/AView Rating Details
6/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSell$62.00LowView Rating Details
1/12/2017StephensDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$55.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Earnings by Quarter for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Earnings History by Quarter for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ WRLD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$1.87N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q1 2018$2.02$1.48$125.74 million$128.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)


Earnings Estimates for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.37
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.90
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.65
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$1.56$1.56$1.56
Q3 20181$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q4 20181$2.49$2.49$2.49
Q1 20191$1.45$1.45$1.45
Q2 20191$1.59$1.59$1.59
Q3 20191$0.94$0.94$0.94
Q4 20191$2.67$2.67$2.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 27.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.96%
Insider Trades by Quarter for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Insider Trades by Quarter for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/9/2017Jackie C WillyardSVPSell1,380$82.83$114,305.40View SEC Filing  
6/2/2017Daniel Clinton DyerEVPSell1,800$81.00$145,800.00View SEC Filing  
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)


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