World Acceptance (WRLD) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.22
Headlines about World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.0334378548001 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) opened at $111.63 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $976.41, a PE ratio of 17.42 and a beta of 2.76. World Acceptance has a fifty-two week low of $47.45 and a fifty-two week high of $121.17. The company has a current ratio of 20.25, a quick ratio of 20.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.
World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.95 by $0.42. The firm had revenue of $136.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $137.99 million. World Acceptance had a net margin of 10.42% and a return on equity of 13.95%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.10 earnings per share. analysts forecast that World Acceptance will post 7.61 EPS for the current year.
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About World Acceptance
World Acceptance Corporation operates a small-loan consumer finance business in 15 states and Mexico as of March 31, 2016. The Company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. The Company offers standardized installment loans generally between $300 and $4,000 through 1,339 branches in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Mexico as of March 31, 2016.
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