EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.10, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $182.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $188.84 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 5.40% and a net margin of 4.26%. EZCORP’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.31) EPS.
EZCORP (EZPW) opened at $12.10 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $655.48, a P/E ratio of 19.75 and a beta of 1.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 5.88 and a current ratio of 8.01. EZCORP has a 1-year low of $7.55 and a 1-year high of $12.20.
A number of research analysts recently commented on EZPW shares. Jefferies Group raised shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.50 price target for the company in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Sidoti initiated coverage on shares of EZCORP in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.33.
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EZCORP Company Profile
EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, and consumer loans in Mexico. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, which includes its EZPAWN, Value Pawn & Jewelry and other branded pawn operations in the United States; Mexico Pawn, which includes its Empeno Facil pawn operations and cash converters buy/sell store operations in Mexico, and Other International, which includes its CASHMAX financial services operations in Canada and its equity interest in Cash Converters International.
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