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How to buy World Acceptance Corporation stock | $160

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 3,175 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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World Acceptance Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: WRLD)

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World Acceptance Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$160.00
52-week range$73.73 - $194.85
50-day moving average $167.81
200-day moving average $144.38
Wall St. target price$81.00
PE ratio 13.9307
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $13.50

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World Acceptance Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $160 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -1.12%
3 months (2021-04-30) 22.38%
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 World Acceptance Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 14x. In other words, World Acceptance Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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.

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 $156.1 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 $531.4 million
Operating margin TTM 27.12%
Gross profit TTM $439.3 million
Return on assets TTM 9.35%
Return on equity TTM 22.23%
Profit margin 16.66%
Book value $66.47
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting World Acceptance Corporation shares

There are currently 654,187 World Acceptance Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as World Acceptance Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% up from 651,845 last month.

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

World Acceptance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

World Acceptance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of World Acceptance Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of World Acceptance Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 25887.890779581). World Acceptance Corporation's SIR currently stands at 25.27. In other words for every 100,000 World Acceptance Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 25270 shares are currently held short.

However World Acceptance Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of World Acceptance Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable World Acceptance Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case World Acceptance Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 World Acceptance Corporation shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.2337% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable World Acceptance Corporation shares, roughly 234 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 World Acceptance Corporation.

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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 $73.73 up to $194.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WRLD.US volatility(beta: 1.58)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 World Acceptance Corporation's is 1.5778. This would suggest that World Acceptance Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a 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, 2021, it operated 1,205 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of World Acceptance Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.712% of World Acceptance Corporation shares are held by insiders and 85.267% by institutions.
How many people work for World Acceptance Corporation?
Latest data suggests 3,175 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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