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How to buy EZCORP stock

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EZCORP, Inc is a credit services business based in the US. EZCORP shares (EZPW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EZCORP employs 6,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$870.3 million.

How to buy shares in EZCORP

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for EZCORP. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EZPW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until EZCORP reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of EZCORP, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of EZCORP. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

EZCORP share price

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EZCORP shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$3.41 - USD$7.01
50-day moving average USD$5.2044
200-day moving average USD$5.4557
Wall St. target price USD$7
PE ratio 40
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.042

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Is it a good time to buy EZCORP stock?

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Is EZCORP under- or over-valued?

Valuing EZCORP stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of EZCORP's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

EZCORP's P/E ratio

EZCORP's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, EZCORP shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

EZCORP's PEG ratio

EZCORP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.75. 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 EZCORP's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EZCORP's EBITDA

EZCORP's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$65.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a EZCORP's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

EZCORP financials

Revenue TTM USD$870.3 million
Operating margin TTM 3.94%
Gross profit TTM USD$494.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.87%
Return on equity TTM -6.4%
Profit margin -5.26%
Book value $12.347
Market capitalisation USD$283 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting EZCORP shares

There are currently 7.8 million EZCORP shares held short by investors – that's known as EZCORP's "short interest". This figure is 1% up from 7.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting EZCORP shares can be evaluated.

EZCORP's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

EZCORP's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EZCORP shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EZCORP shares traded daily (recently around 342242.75076654). EZCORP's SIR currently stands at 22.83. In other words for every 100,000 EZCORP shares traded daily on the market, roughly 22830 shares are currently held short.

However EZCORP's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EZCORP shares, or, against the total number of tradable EZCORP shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EZCORP's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EZCORP shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.2512% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EZCORP shares, roughly 251 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against EZCORP.

Find out more about how you can short EZCORP stock.

EZCORP share dividends

We're not expecting EZCORP to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have EZCORP's shares ever split?

EZCORP's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 12 December 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your EZCORP shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for EZCORP shares which in turn could have impacted EZCORP's share price.

EZCORP share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EZCORP's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.41 up to $7.01. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EZPW.US volatility(beta: 1.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while EZCORP's is 1.6503. This would suggest that EZCORP's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

EZCORP overview

EZCORP, Inc. provides pawn loans. It operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, Latin America Pawn, and Other International. The company offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, including jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and sells merchandise, such as collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers. It also provides payday and installment loan products through its financial services stores. As of September 30, 2019, the company owned and operated 512 pawn stores in the United States; 357 pawn stores in Latin America; 123 pawn stores in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Peru; and 22 financial services stores in Canada. EZCORP, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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