EZCORP Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Up Now

EZCORP Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.17%.

EZCORP Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 48.21% to $0.29 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.56 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 2.73% to $235.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: EZCORP Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.29 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.41. It missed the average revenue estimate of $240.27 million.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 13.55% from $272.07 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 53.97% from $0.63 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.78 to a profit $0.59. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.54 to a profit of $2.2 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)