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How to buy PRA Group stock | $38.93

Learn how to easily invest in PRA Group stock.

PRA Group, Inc is a credit services business based in the US. PRA Group shares (PRAA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PRA Group employs 3,822 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PRA Group stock price (NASDAQ: PRAA)

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PRA Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$38.93
52-week range$32.78 - $47.35
50-day moving average $38.66
200-day moving average $37.45
Wall St. target price$47.00
PE ratio 9.4526
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.11

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Is it a good time to buy PRA Group stock?

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PRA Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.93 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 1.38%
3 months (2021-04-30) 3.32%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is PRA Group under- or over-valued?

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

PRA Group's P/E ratio

PRA 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 9x. In other words, PRA Group shares trade at around 9x 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.

PRA Group's PEG ratio

PRA Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.4362. 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 PRA 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.


PRA Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $418.3 million.

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

PRA Group financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.25%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.79%
Return on equity TTM 16.42%
Profit margin 17.1%
Book value $30.06
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PRA Group shares

There are currently 3.3 million PRA Group shares held short by investors – that's known as PRA Group's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% down from 3.4 million last month.

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

PRA Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PRA Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PRA Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PRA Group shares traded daily (recently around 189408.09414466). PRA Group's SIR currently stands at 17.42. In other words for every 100,000 PRA Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 17420 shares are currently held short.

However PRA Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PRA Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable PRA Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PRA Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PRA Group shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0734% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PRA Group shares, roughly 73 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 PRA Group.

Find out more about how you can short PRA Group stock.

PRA Group share dividends

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

Have PRA Group's shares ever split?

PRA Group's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 1 August 2013. 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 PRA Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PRA Group shares which in turn could have impacted PRA Group's share price.

PRA Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PRA Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.78 up to $47.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRAA.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 PRA Group's is 1.4037. This would suggest that PRA 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).

PRA Group overview

PRA Group, Inc. , a services company, engages in the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans in the Americas, Australia, and Europe. It is involved in the purchase of accounts that are primarily the unpaid obligations of individuals owed to credit originators, which include banks and other types of consumer, retail, and auto finance companies. The company also acquires nonperforming loans, including Visa and MasterCard credit cards, private label and other credit cards, installment loans, lines of credit, deficiency balances of various types, legal judgments, and trade payables from banks, credit unions, consumer finance companies, retailers, utilities, automobile finance companies, and other credit originators. In addition, it provides fee-based services on class action claims recoveries and by servicing consumer bankruptcy accounts. The company was formerly known as Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. and changed its name to PRA Group, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PRA Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.865% of PRA Group shares are held by insiders and 107.374% by institutions.
How many people work for PRA Group?
Latest data suggests 3,822 work at PRA Group.
When does the fiscal year end for PRA Group?
PRA Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PRA Group based?
PRA Group's address is: 120 Corporate Boulevard, Norfolk, VA, United States, 23502
What is PRA Group's ISIN number?
PRA Group's international securities identification number is: US69354N1063
What is PRA Group's CUSIP number?
PRA Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 69354N106

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