World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD): Price and Financial Metrics

World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD)

Today's Latest Price: $109.88 USD

0.12 (0.11%)

Updated Nov 23 4:00pm

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Ranked of 46 in Consumer Financial Services

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WRLD Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of World Acceptance Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 88% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -26.3%, World Acceptance Corp's debt growth rate surpasses merely 11.87% of about US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for WRLD comes in at 21.48% -- higher than that of 89.03% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to World Acceptance Corp are CMC, VRTU, MGPI, B, and OSK.
  • WRLD's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit World Acceptance Corp's official web site, go to

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WRLD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $109.88 52-week high $115.67
Prev. close $109.76 52-week low $43.16
Day low $107.99 Volume 30,200
Day high $111.17 Avg. volume 75,588
50-day MA $101.84 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $78.20 Market Cap 755.21M

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.

WRLD Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$109.88$269.68 146%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for World Acceptance Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that World Acceptance Corp ranked in the 67th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for WRLD, they are:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.75 years comes in at -0.02%; that's greater than only 22.27% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • World Acceptance Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than merely 11.25% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Financial Services), World Acceptance Corp has a reliance on debt greater than 64.57% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Financial Services that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WRLD, try OCN, OCSI, ORI, SAMG, and ADS.

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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.

The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces Investigation of World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) on Behalf of Investors

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $WRLD #classaction--The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of World Acceptance Corporation (“World Acceptance” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: WRLD) concerning whether the board breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. If you are a shareholder, click here to participate. On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that World Acceptance would pay $21.7 million to resolve claims that its for

Business Wire | August 14, 2020

World Acceptance to pay $21.7M to settle SEC charges of bribery

World Acceptance ([[WRLD]] +5.1%) agrees to pay $21.7M to resolve charges that its former Mexican subsidiary paid more than $4M in bribes to Mexican and government officials and union officials.According to the SEC order, WAC Mexico paid the bribes from at least December 2017 through June 2017 to secure the...

Seeking Alpha | August 6, 2020

U.S. SEC fines World Acceptance Corp $21.7 million for Mexican bribes

Through a lack of adequate internal accounting controls and a culture that undermined its internal audit and compliance functions, World Acceptance Corporation created the perfect environment for illicit activity to occur for nearly a decade,” Charles Cain, a senior SEC enforcement official, said in a statement.

Devdiscourse | August 6, 2020

INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against World Acceptance Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $WRLD #WRLD--INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against World Acceptance Corporation.

Business Wire | August 6, 2020

US SEC fines World Acceptance Corp US$21.7 million for Mexican bribes

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday that it had fined World Acceptance Corp , a consumer loan company, US$21.7 million …

Channel NewsAsia | August 6, 2020

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WRLD Price Returns

1-mo 9.54%
3-mo 15.51%
6-mo 60.41%
1-year 16.53%
3-year 43.82%
5-year 170.31%
YTD 27.18%
2019 -15.51%
2018 26.68%
2017 25.58%
2016 73.26%
2015 -53.30%

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