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Encore Capital Group, Inc is a mortgage finance business based in the US. Encore Capital Group shares (ECPG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Encore Capital Group employs 7,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$31.32|
|52-week range||USD$15.27 - USD$49.01|
|50-day moving average||USD$40.7471|
|200-day moving average||USD$35.327|
|Wall St. target price||USD$53.8|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$6.381|
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|1 week (2020-11-25)||-9.64%|
|1 month (2020-11-06)||-0.06%|
|3 months (2020-09-04)||-32.95%|
|6 months (2020-06-04)||-8.66%|
|1 year (2019-12-04)||-13.24%|
|2 years (2018-12-04)||17.39%|
|3 years (2017-12-04)||-31.84%|
|5 years (2015-12-04)||-0.35%|
Valuing Encore Capital Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Encore Capital Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Encore Capital Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Encore Capital Group shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Encore Capital Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.156. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Encore Capital Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Encore Capital Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$541.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Encore Capital Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.9%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.85%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.7 million Encore Capital Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Encore Capital Group's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% down from 4.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Encore Capital Group shares can be evaluated.
Encore Capital Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Encore Capital Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Encore Capital Group shares traded daily (recently around 464633.20158103). Encore Capital Group's SIR currently stands at 10.12. In other words for every 100,000 Encore Capital Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10120 shares are currently held short.
However Encore Capital Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Encore Capital Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Encore Capital Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Encore Capital Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Encore Capital Group shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.2893% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Encore Capital Group shares, roughly 289 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Encore Capital Group.
Find out more about how you can short Encore Capital Group stock.
We're not expecting Encore Capital Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Encore Capital Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.27 up to $49.01. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Encore Capital Group's is 1.6531. This would suggest that Encore Capital Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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 early stage collections, business process outsourcing, contingent collections, trace services, and litigation activities; and the management of non-performing loans, as well as provides portfolio management services to credit originator for non-performing loans. Encore Capital Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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