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How to buy Encore Capital Group (ECPG) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Encore Capital Group stocks.

Encore Capital Group is a mortgage finance business based in the US. Encore Capital Group stocks (ECPG.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $46.48 – an increase of 0.55% over the previous week. Encore Capital Group employs 7,725 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion.

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Encore Capital Group stock price (NASDAQ:ECPG)

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Encore Capital Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-24.
Latest market close$64.16
52-week range$29.65 - $67.94
50-day moving average $60.11
200-day moving average $50.33
Wall St. target price$69.00
PE ratio 6.5106
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.87

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Is it a good time to buy Encore Capital Group stock?

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Encore Capital Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.16 from 2022-01-26

1 week (2022-01-21) -0.16%
1 month (2021-12-28) 5.98%
3 months (2021-10-28) 19.46%
6 months (2021-07-28) 35.79%
1 year (2021-01-28) 108.38%
2 years (2020-01-28) 79.42%
3 years (2019-01-28) 118.23%
5 years (2017-01-27) 110.36%

Is Encore Capital Group under- or over-valued?

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

Encore Capital Group's P/E ratio

Encore Capital 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 7x. In other words, Encore Capital Group shares trade at around 7x 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.

Encore Capital Group's PEG ratio

Encore Capital Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1478. 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 Encore Capital 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.

Encore Capital Group's EBITDA

Encore Capital Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $682.5 million.

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

Encore Capital Group financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.63%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.53%
Return on equity TTM 24.73%
Profit margin 19.03%
Book value $47.26
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Encore Capital Group share dividends

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

Encore Capital Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Encore Capital Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.65 up to $67.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ECPG.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 Encore Capital Group's is 1.4212. This would suggest that Encore Capital 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).

Encore Capital Group overview

Encore Capital Group, Inc. , a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions and other related services for consumers across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It is also involved in the early stage collections, business process outsourcing, contingent collections, trace services, and litigation activities; and provision of debt servicing and other portfolio management services to credit originator for non-performing loans. Encore Capital Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. .

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