World Acceptance Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Buying Shares Now

World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 3%.

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World Acceptance Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 18.5% to $3.01 in the quarter versus EPS of $2.54 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 8.68% to $161.84 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: World Acceptance Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $3.01 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $3.06. It beat the average revenue estimate of $160.53 million.

Quoting Management: There was no comment from management.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 8.15% from $149.64 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 90.51% from $1.58 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 $1.89 to a profit $1.83. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $8.07 to a profit of $7.98 over the last ninety days.

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

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