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World Acceptance Corp (NAS:WRLD)
P/S Ratio
1.33 (As of Today)

As of today, World Acceptance Corp's share price is $76.34. World Acceptance Corp's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $57.39. Hence, World Acceptance Corp's P/S Ratio for today is 1.33.

WRLD' s 10-Year P/S Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.66
Current: 1.4

0.49
3.66

During the past 13 years, World Acceptance Corp's highest P/S Ratio was 3.66. The lowest was 0.49. And the median was 1.93.

WRLD's P/S Ratiois ranked higher than
85% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. WRLD: 1.40 )

World Acceptance Corp's Revenue per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $15.82. Its Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $57.39.

Good Sign:

World Acceptance Corp has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of World Acceptance Corp was 20.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 20.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 18.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 18.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, World Acceptance Corp's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 22.80% per year. The lowest was 13.60% per year. And the median was 15.20% per year.


Definition

The P/S Ratio is another ratio widely used to value stocks. It was first used by Ken Fisher.

World Acceptance Corp's P/S Ratio for today is calculated as

P/S Ratio=Share Price/Revenue per Share (TTM)
=76.34/57.39
=1.33

World Acceptance Corp's Share Price of today is $76.34.
World Acceptance Corp's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 13.37 (Dec. 2013 ) + 14.13 (Mar. 2014 ) + 14.07 (Jun. 2014 ) + 15.82 (Sep. 2014 ) = $57.39.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

P/E Ratio=Market Cap/Revenue

The revenue here is for the trailing 12 months.


Explanation

The P/S ratio is an excellent valuation indicator if you want to compare a stock with its historical valuation or with the stocks in the same industry. The P/S ratio works especially well when you want to compare the stock’s current valuation with its historical valuation. The P/S ratio is a great valuation tool for evaluating cyclical businesses where the P/E ratio works poorly. It works the best when comparing the current valuation with the historical valuation because over time, a company’s profit margin tends to revert to the mean.

When the P/S ratio is applied to the whole stock market, it can be used to evaluate the current market valuation and projected returns. In this case, the price is the total market cap of all stocks that are traded, and sales are the GDP of the country. This is how Warren Buffett estimates the broad market valuation and project future returns.

Similar to the Price/Earnings ratio and Price/Cash Flow or Price/Free Cash Flow, the P/E ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from Price/Book ratio, which measures the valuation based on the company’s balance sheet.


Be Aware

The P/S ratio does not tell you how cheap or expensive the stock is. It cannot be used to compare companies in different industries. It works better for companies within the same industry because these companies tend to have similar capital structures and profit margins. It works the best when comparing a company with itself in the past.


Related Terms

Revenue per Share, Market Cap, Revenue, Median P/S Value, P/B Ratio, P/E Ratio


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

World Acceptance Corp Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
ps 2.422.212.591.650.741.402.221.782.001.45

World Acceptance Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
ps 1.821.771.852.001.931.881.751.451.401.20
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