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How to buy FirstCash stock | $89.76

Learn how to easily invest in FirstCash stock.

FirstCash Inc is a credit services business based in the US. FirstCash shares (FCFS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FirstCash employs 16,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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FirstCash stock price (NASDAQ: FCFS)

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FirstCash shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$89.76
52-week range$50.32 - $89.79
50-day moving average $87.05
200-day moving average $79.53
Wall St. target price$88.17
PE ratio 32.4522
Dividend yield $1.11 (1.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.67

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FirstCash price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $89.76 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) 4.52%
1 month (2021-09-21) 3.34%
3 months (2021-07-21) 13.56%
6 months (2021-04-21) 32.92%
1 year (2020-10-21) 52.14%
2 years (2019-10-21) -5.49%
3 years (2018-10-19) 14.91%
5 years (2016-10-21) 91.59%

Is FirstCash under- or over-valued?

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

FirstCash's P/E ratio

FirstCash's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, FirstCash shares trade at around 32x 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.

FirstCash's PEG ratio

FirstCash's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.28. 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 FirstCash's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

FirstCash's EBITDA

FirstCash's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $234.4 million.

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

FirstCash financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.38%
Gross profit TTM $911.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5.17%
Return on equity TTM 8.71%
Profit margin 7.09%
Book value $31.81
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FirstCash shares

There are currently 558,928 FirstCash shares held short by investors – that's known as FirstCash's "short interest". This figure is 25.3% down from 748,290 last month.

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

FirstCash's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FirstCash's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FirstCash shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FirstCash shares traded daily (recently around 155257.77777778). FirstCash's SIR currently stands at 3.6. In other words for every 100,000 FirstCash shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3600 shares are currently held short.

However FirstCash's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FirstCash shares, or, against the total number of tradable FirstCash shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FirstCash's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FirstCash shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0142% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FirstCash shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against FirstCash.

Find out more about how you can short FirstCash stock.

FirstCash share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 38.13% of net profits

Recently FirstCash has paid out, on average, around 38.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FirstCash shareholders could enjoy a 1.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FirstCash's case, that would currently equate to about $1.11 per share.

While FirstCash's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that FirstCash may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

FirstCash's most recent dividend payout was on 26 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have FirstCash's shares ever split?

FirstCash's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 February 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FirstCash shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FirstCash shares which in turn could have impacted FirstCash's share price.

FirstCash share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FirstCash's shares have ranged in value from as little as $50.3178 up to $89.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCFS.US volatility(beta: 0.78)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 FirstCash's is 0.7847. This would suggest that FirstCash's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

FirstCash overview

FirstCash, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates retail pawn stores in the United States and Latin America. Its pawn stores lend money on the collateral of pledged personal property, including jewelry, electronics, tools, appliances, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and retails merchandise acquired through collateral forfeitures on forfeited pawn loans and over-the-counter purchases of merchandise directly from customers. The company is also involved in melting scrap jewelry, as well as sells gold, silver, and diamonds in commodity markets. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 1,046 stores in the United States and the District of Columbia; 1,616 stores in Mexico; 59 stores in Guatemala; 13 stores in El Salvador; and 14 stores in Colombia. The company was formerly known as First Cash Financial Services, Inc. and changed its name to FirstCash, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of FirstCash is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.792% of FirstCash shares are held by insiders and 101.116% by institutions.
How many people work for FirstCash?
Latest data suggests 16,000 work at FirstCash.
When does the fiscal year end for FirstCash?
FirstCash's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is FirstCash based?
FirstCash's address is: 1600 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX, United States, 76102
What is FirstCash's ISIN number?
FirstCash's international securities identification number is: US33767D1054
What is FirstCash's CUSIP number?
FirstCash's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 31942D107

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