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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WRLD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. WRLD: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.06
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.06
Equity to Asset 0.33
WRLD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.07 vs. WRLD: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.33

0.31
0.66
Interest Coverage 8.03
WRLD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. WRLD: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 11.61
Current: 8.03

1.98
11.61
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.34
WACC vs ROIC
3.50%
8.77%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 29.04
WRLD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. WRLD: 29.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.63   Max: 30.38
Current: 29.04

12.63
30.38
Net-margin (%) 18.28
WRLD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.39 vs. WRLD: 18.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.46   Max: 19.14
Current: 18.28

8.46
19.14
ROE (%) 36.61
WRLD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 vs. WRLD: 36.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.31   Max: 31.65
Current: 36.61

14.31
31.65
ROA (%) 12.53
WRLD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. WRLD: 12.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 14.49
Current: 12.53

5.8
14.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.25
WRLD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. WRLD: 32.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 36.88   Max: 608.84
Current: 32.25

36.88
608.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.00
WRLD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -23.70 vs. WRLD: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 14.4   Max: 22.8
Current: 20

14.4
22.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.40
WRLD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WRLD: 17.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 15.4   Max: 34.5
Current: 17.4

15.4
34.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.30
WRLD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WRLD: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 17.3   Max: 38.1
Current: 17.3

17.3
38.1
» WRLD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WRLD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 1,111,407 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,500 sh (-71.77%)
Jim Simons 10,900 sh (-76.15%)
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Q3 2014

WRLD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 14,525 sh (+33.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,500 sh (+28.57%)
Columbia Wanger 1,111,407 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

WRLD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 400 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,108,107 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,108,107 sh (-0.30%)
Jim Simons 10,100 sh (-30.46%)
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Q1 2015

WRLD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 45,400 sh (+349.50%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (+150.00%)
Columbia Wanger 1,038,842 sh (-6.25%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 9.10
WRLD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. WRLD: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 21.66
Current: 9.1

3.22
21.66
Forward P/E 7.79
WRLD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. WRLD: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.90
WRLD's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. WRLD: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.23   Max: 21.65
Current: 8.9

3.23
21.65
P/B 2.40
WRLD's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WRLD: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WRLD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.36
Current: 2.4

0.61
4.36
P/S 1.40
WRLD's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. WRLD: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WRLD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.66
Current: 1.4

0.49
3.66
PFCF 3.70
WRLD's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. WRLD: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WRLD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 10.04
Current: 3.7

1.29
10.04
POCF 3.59
WRLD's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. WRLD: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WRLD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 9.28
Current: 3.59

1.2
9.28
EV-to-EBIT 12.18
WRLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. WRLD: 12.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WRLD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 15.2
Current: 12.18

3.7
15.2
PEG 0.45
WRLD's PEG is ranked higher than
67% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. WRLD: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WRLD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.16
Current: 0.45

0.21
1.16
Shiller P/E 11.30
WRLD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. WRLD: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 30.86
Current: 11.3

4.49
30.86

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.50
WRLD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WRLD: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 8.43
Current: 2.5

0.98
8.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
WRLD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WRLD: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.2

0.16
0.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
WRLD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WRLD: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.8

0.39
2.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
WRLD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WRLD: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.5

0.26
1.05
Price/Graham Number 0.90
WRLD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WRLD: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.94
Current: 0.9

0.46
1.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
WRLD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WRLD: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 26.8
Current: 8.1

6.6
26.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 37.19
WRLD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. WRLD: 37.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
WRLD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 26.1   Max: 69.5
Current: 37.19

26.1
69.5

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:WOA.Germany, WRLD.Mexico,
World Acceptance Corporation is a small-loan consumer finance company, that provides short-term small loans, medium-term larger loans, related credit insurance products and ancillary products and services to individuals.
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