World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD): Price and Financial Metrics

World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD): $112.24

-1.79 (-1.57%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where WRLD ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 91.51% of US stocks.
  • WRLD's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • WRLD's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 5.27% of US stocks).

WRLD Stock Summary

  • World Acceptance Corp's stock had its IPO on December 2, 1991, making it an older stock than 82.75% of US equities in our set.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for WRLD is currently 5.29, higher than only 18.13% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 27.47%, World Acceptance Corp's debt growth rate surpasses 77.27% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WRLD, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ACEL, EEX, AP, WD, and HGV.
  • WRLD's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit World Acceptance Corp's official web site, go to

WRLD Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, WRLD's price/sales ratio is 25% lower, now standing at 2.4.
  • Over the past 243 months, WRLD's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.1.
  • WRLD's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 5.7 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WRLD.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WRLD 2020-07-17 0.8 1.2 17.4 17.0
WRLD 2020-06-30 0.8 1.2 17.5 17.0
WRLD 2016-08-08 0.7 1.0 5.0 4.9
WRLD 2013-04-11 1.8 2.9 9.9 8.3
WRLD 2006-10-06 3.4 3.9 21.4 13.4
WRLD 2006-02-22 2.2 2.6 14.3 10.5

WRLD Growth Metrics

    The 4 year price growth rate now stands at 54.22%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 35.52%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -6.13%.
WRLD's revenue has moved up $17,794,911 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows WRLD's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 562.3378 239.6446 80.4216
2021-09-30 544.7117 230.2353 87.58548
2021-06-30 531.3258 197.2472 88.54401
2021-03-31 525.5333 199.5593 88.28283
2020-12-31 542.1882 217.8084 64.55202
2020-09-30 558.3218 219.1468 44.23735

WRLD's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WRLD has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 93.84% of graded US stocks.
  • WRLD's asset turnover comes in at 0.539 -- ranking 14th of 430 Banking stocks.
  • COOP, CIZN, and BHLB are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WRLD.

The table below shows WRLD's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.539 1 0.091
2021-03-31 0.550 1 0.095
2020-12-31 0.556 1 0.073
2020-09-30 0.557 1 0.056
2020-06-30 0.554 1 0.046
2020-06-30 0.554 1 0.046

WRLD Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WRLD, see our WRLD price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $96.50 Average Broker Recommendation 2.38 (Moderate Sell)

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WRLD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $112.24 52-week high $265.75
Prev. close $114.03 52-week low $107.96
Day low $109.06 Volume 47,780
Day high $112.45 Avg. volume 40,672
50-day MA $148.19 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $191.41 Market Cap 704.64M

World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) Company Bio

World Acceptance Corporation offers short-term small and medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Latest WRLD News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about World Acceptance Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WRLD as an investment opportunity.

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Yahoo | February 11, 2022

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Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | February 1, 2022

World Finance Named a 2022 Top Workplaces USA Winner

Award gives national recognition of company's culture, employee satisfactionGREENVILLE, SC / ACCESSWIRE / February 1, 2022 /World Finance, a people-focused finance company providing personal installment loan solutions and personal tax preparation services, has been named a 2022 Top Workplaces USA winner for the second year in a row. The company has earned more than a dozen Top Workplaces recognitions for its national and regional operations, including most recently being named a national Top Wor

Yahoo | February 1, 2022

World Acceptance (WRLD) Q3 Earnings Lag Estimates

World Acceptance (WRLD) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -52.89% and 6.03%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | January 25, 2022

World Acceptance Corporation Reports Fiscal 2022 Third Quarter Results

GREENVILLE, S.C., January 25, 2022--World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2022 and nine months ended December 31, 2021.

Yahoo | January 25, 2022

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WRLD Price Returns

1-mo -24.20%
3-mo -43.26%
6-mo -54.27%
1-year -29.96%
3-year -31.19%
5-year 49.83%
YTD -54.27%
2021 140.10%
2020 18.31%
2019 -15.51%
2018 26.68%
2017 25.58%

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