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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
ECPG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.15 vs. ECPG: 0.05 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.16
ECPG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.22 vs. ECPG: 0.16 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.16

-0.03
0.59
Interest Coverage 2.71
ECPG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. ECPG: 2.71 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 6.07
Current: 2.71

0.09
6.07
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.01
M-Score: -2.03
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.78
ECPG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.93 vs. ECPG: 27.78 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -63.15   Max: 57.62
Current: 27.78

-63.15
57.62
Net-margin (%) 9.20
ECPG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. ECPG: 9.20 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.91   Max: 27.14
Current: 9.2

-64.91
27.14
ROE (%) 16.64
ECPG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. ECPG: 16.64 )
ECPG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -281.44   Max: 160.49
Current: 16.64

-281.44
160.49
ROA (%) 3.25
ECPG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. ECPG: 3.25 )
ECPG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.49   Max: 16.45
Current: 3.25

-27.49
16.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 184.27
ECPG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.99 vs. ECPG: 184.27 )
ECPG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.61   Max: 2391.34
Current: 184.27

-37.61
2391.34
Revenue Growth (%) 26.70
ECPG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. ECPG: 26.70 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 29.6
Current: 26.7

0.6
29.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.10
ECPG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. ECPG: 25.10 )
ECPG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.2   Max: 80.4
Current: 25.1

-39.2
80.4
EPS Growth (%) 15.90
ECPG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. ECPG: 15.90 )
ECPG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.2   Max: 58.7
Current: 15.9

-23.2
58.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ECPG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 189,005 sh (+74.34%)
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Q4 2013

ECPG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 134,905 sh (-28.62%)
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Q1 2014

ECPG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 224,828 sh (+66.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,000 sh (+48.15%)
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Q2 2014

ECPG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 1,305 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 210,505 sh (-6.37%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ECPG

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David Dreman 2014-06-30 New Buy$40.86 - $46.47 $ 42.9-3%1305
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 13.00
ECPG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. ECPG: 13.00 )
ECPG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.29   Max: 28.4
Current: 13

4.29
28.4
P/B 1.90
ECPG's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ECPG: 1.90 )
ECPG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.65
Current: 1.9

0.31
5.65
P/S 1.20
ECPG's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. ECPG: 1.20 )
ECPG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.2

0.26
3.14
PFCF 14.10
ECPG's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECPG: 14.10 )
ECPG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 41.26
Current: 14.1

1.11
41.26
EV-to-EBIT 13.37
ECPG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. ECPG: 13.37 )
ECPG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 18
Current: 13.37

0.2
18
PEG 0.48
ECPG's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. ECPG: 0.48 )
ECPG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 20.93
Current: 0.48

0.15
20.93
Shiller P/E 18.90
ECPG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.32 vs. ECPG: 18.90 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 35.94
Current: 18.9

3.11
35.94
Current Ratio 2.56
ECPG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ECPG: 2.56 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 26.93
Current: 2.56

0.27
26.93
Quick Ratio 2.56
ECPG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ECPG: 2.56 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 26.93
Current: 2.56

0.27
26.93

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.77
ECPG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ECPG: 0.77 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.48
Current: 0.77

0.21
2.48
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
ECPG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. ECPG: 0.87 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.28
Current: 0.87

0.03
2.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.51
ECPG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECPG: 0.51 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.76
Current: 0.51

0.38
1.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
ECPG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ECPG: 7.50 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 481.5
Current: 7.5

5.6
481.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 34.20
ECPG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.82 vs. ECPG: 34.20 )
ECPG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4   Max: 71
Current: 34.2

-4
71

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:ECP.Germany
Encore Capital Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1999. It is a provider of debt management and recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of assets. The Company purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value and manages them by partnering with individuals as they repay their obligations and work towards financial recovery. Defaulted receivables are consumers' unpaid financial commitments to credit originators, including banks, credit unions, consumer finance companies, commercial retailers, auto finance companies, and telecommunication companies. It also purchases receivables subject to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Through its subsidiary Propel Financial Services, LLC, it assists property owners who are delinquent on their property taxes by structuring affordable monthly payment plans. The Company conducts its business through two operating segments namely portfolio purchasing and recovery, and tax lien transfer. The portfolio purchasing and recovery segment purchases receivables based on account-level valuation methods and employs proprietary statistical and behavioral models. This helps the Company to value the portfolios accurately and ensure significant returns. The tax lien transfer segment focuses on the property tax financing industry. The Company's main activity is to originate and service property tax lien transfers in the state of Texas. It competes with a wide range of collection companies, financial services companies, and a number of well-funded entrants with limited experience in its industry. It also competes with traditional contingency collection agencies and in-house recovery departments.
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