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How to buy World Acceptance Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in World Acceptance Corporation stock.
World Acceptance Corporation is a credit services business based in the US. World Acceptance Corporation shares (WRLD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. World Acceptance Corporation employs 3,121 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $623.8 million.
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What's in this guide?
- WRLD shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is WRLD stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Are WRLD shares over-valued?
- World Acceptance Corporation's financials
- How volatile are WRLD shares?
- Does World Acceptance Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have WRLD shares ever split?
- Other common questions
World Acceptance Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: WRLD)Use our graph to track the performance of WRLD stocks over time.
World Acceptance Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$81.00|
|52-week range||$58.44 - $228.70|
|50-day moving average||$70.60|
|200-day moving average||$112.44|
|Wall St. target price||$59.33|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.38|
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Is it a good time to buy World Acceptance Corporation stock?
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World Acceptance Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||1.40%|
|1 month (2022-12-27)||33.07%|
|3 months (2022-10-26)||-21.65%|
|6 months (2022-07-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2022-01-27)||-55.67%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||-50.79%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||88.06|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||117.31|
Is World Acceptance Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing World Acceptance Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of World Acceptance Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
World Acceptance Corporation's P/E ratio
World Acceptance Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, World Acceptance Corporation shares trade at around 34x 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.
World Acceptance Corporation's PEG ratio
World Acceptance Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.1. 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 World Acceptance Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
World Acceptance Corporation's EBITDA
World Acceptance Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $73.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a World Acceptance Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
World Acceptance Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$623.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.03%|
|Gross profit TTM||$396.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.01%|
|Market capitalisation||$502.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
World Acceptance Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting World Acceptance Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have World Acceptance Corporation's shares ever split?
World Acceptance Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 31 August 1995. 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 World Acceptance Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for World Acceptance Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted World Acceptance Corporation's share price.
World Acceptance Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, World Acceptance Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.44 up to $228.7. 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 World Acceptance Corporation's is 1.1737. This would suggest that World Acceptance Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
World Acceptance Corporation overview
World Acceptance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in small-loan consumer finance business. The company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance, and ancillary products and services to individuals. It also provides automobile club memberships to its borrowers; and income tax return preparation and electronic filing services. In addition, the company markets and sells credit life, credit accident and health, credit property and auto, unemployment, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance in connection with its loans. It serves individuals with limited access to other sources of consumer credit, such as banks, credit unions, other consumer finance businesses, and credit card lenders. As of March 31, 2022, it operated 1,167 branches in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. World Acceptance Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
World Acceptance Corporation in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of World Acceptance Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.515% of World Acceptance Corporation shares are held by insiders and 89.311% by institutions. How many people work for World Acceptance Corporation?
Latest data suggests 3,121 work at World Acceptance Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for World Acceptance Corporation?
World Acceptance Corporation's fiscal year ends in March. Where is World Acceptance Corporation based?
World Acceptance Corporation's address is: 104 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, United States, 29601 What is World Acceptance Corporation's ISIN number?
World Acceptance Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9814191048 What is World Acceptance Corporation's CUSIP number?
World Acceptance Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 981419104
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