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World Acceptance Corp tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding (EOP). Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) has grown 14% over the past 10 years.

266 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-02-06 21:42
CGI Group, Wells Fargo among companies that have grown their book values over the past decade

According to GuruFocus’ All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the past 10 years.

BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding (EOP). Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Since the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

The BV/S of CGI Group Inc. (GIB) has grown 16% over the past 10 years.

345 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-10-05 19:17
Screener pinpoints five companies with 5-star Predictability ratings

No matter how well an economy may be performing, there are always people who believe a recession – or worse – is just around the proverbial corner. Instability in China and a strong American dollar currently fuel such fears in the U.S. although that kind of anxiety is always bubbling just beneath the surface.

Consequently, Financial Services is an important sector in the U.S. economy, whether people crave the security of available credit or the certainty that their savings will be safe.

I wanted to see which American stocks in the Financial Services sector with 5-star predictability ratings are currently

1204 Views    David Goodloe    2015-10-19 22:51
Firm divests itself of part of stake in World Acceptance Corp.

Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) reported activity in five existing stakes in its portfolio on Sept. 30, reducing one and selling four.

The four stakes the firm sold were Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (CSTE), Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. (CCOI), Liquidity Service Inc. (LQDT) and Marlin Business Services Corp. (MRLN). The firm reduced its position in World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD).

Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) sold its 1,851,564-share stake in Caesarstone Sdot-Yam, an Israeli company that manufactures engineered stone surfaces used as countertops, vanity tops and sinks in residential and commercial buildings, for $30.4 per share. The transaction

1043 Views    David Goodloe    2015-10-05 21:56
Latest investor's acquisitions have wider margins of safety

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the president, co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Royce & Associates LLC, a hedge fund with a $23,670 million portfolio composed of 1211 stocks. According to GuruFocus' All-In-One screener, the following are the companies he recently bought that are trading with a wide margin of safety.

During second quarter 2015, he increased his stake in World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) by 20%, and the company looks undervalued at the current price of $36. The DCF calculator gives a fair value of $351.87 with a current margin of safety of 90%.

1254 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2015-09-09 22:09

First off, looking at World Acceptance’s (WRLD) website makes me cringe. I wonder why it hasn’t done a better job cleaning up its brand for the digital age. On the other hand, a look-through at the company’s financials and you see a business that doubled its sales and profit along with tripling its book value in the last decade. Doing this while maintaining a very high return on equity and very low loan net cap rates.

Revenue: $236 million
Income: $39 million
Book: $11.48

Revenue: $587 million
Income: $111 million
Book: $35.09

1402 Views    Jonathan Poland    2015-07-27 19:44

With these articles, I want to highlight all the companies that according to GuruFocus have a predictable business and are undervalued according to the Price/DCF (Average). I also apply another filter to those results to give you just the companies that have a significant EPS growth rate.

When a company is undervalued but earnings are growing, we can believe that sooner or later Mr. Market will take care of the price.

World Acceptance Corp (WRLD)

The company provides short-term small loans, medium-term larger loans, related credit insurance products and ancillary products and services

1691 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2015-05-13 21:14

Enova (ENVA) is an online consumer-facing lender. Spun-off from Cash America International (CSH) in 2014, the separation created two companies oriented to serving the capital needs of consumers through distinctively different business models; one through a traditional storefront network (Cash America) and the other solely through the internet (Enova).

Since the separation, however, Enova shares have fallen roughly -30%, while its former parent and S&P 500 index have booked gains. Does this signal an investing opportunity?

The Business

Cash America acquired Enova in 2006 when it was a small online lender offering

1336 Views    Ryan Vanzo    2015-04-21 21:45

World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) is a current selection of GuruFocus’ Undervalued Predictable Companies screen. While there are concerns regarding future growth and profitability (which we will discuss), the company has posted impressive top and bottom line growth over the past decade. WRLD has been able to compound book value at a >15% CAGR over the same time period.

Predictably, strong long-term financial returns have resulted in the company’s shares outpacing the market by a considerable sum.

This article will analyze the factors which led to WRLD being selected to GuruFocus’

1122 Views    Ryan Vanzo    2015-02-13 21:44

From my watch list, I take these three companies undervalued based on Peter Lynch Price Value.

1) Aflac Inc (AFL)

Description: AFL has a market cap of $25,719 M, and it is a general business holding company and acts as a management company, overseeing the operations of its subsidiaries by providing management services and making capital available. The company and its subsidiaries mainly sell supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan.

Profitability: AFL is part of the Global Insurance  Lifesector and it has a Profitability of 8/10. The

879 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2015-02-09 17:57

Using the high short interest screener for small cap stocks with an added filter for predictability of 5 stars, we have eight stocks from the screener. In the first part, we will talk about four stocks.

World Acceptance Corp (WRLD) is trading at $67.99 (refer to chart below). Some ownership data are shown below:

Ownership data:

Short percentage of float: 92.88%

Institutional ownership: 0%

Insider ownership: 14%

Valuation metrics:

Market Cap: $651.04 million

P/E (ttm): 7.20

P/B: 2.37


Carbo Ceramics Inc (CRR) is trading at $52.98 (refer to chart below).

Some ownership

530 Views    onlylf2    2014-10-16 15:20

Run your eye over the top listings on the GuruFocus Undervalued Predictable screener - somewhere there you’ll see WRLD, World Acceptance Corporation. On Friday, September 19, 2014, it sat atop the list, by virtue of the fact its price is a whopping 88% below its Discount Cash Flow value.

Had you taken a look at the same screener a few months ago, you might have seen WRLD in the same area. And, that prompts us to ask, if it’s selling at such a discount, how come investors haven’t begun accumulating it and consequently pulling up its price and

1380 Views    Robert Abbott    2014-09-21 06:57

Ally Financial, Inc. (ALLY) will release its second quarter 2014 earnings before the bell on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The earnings conference is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EDT. The conference will be broadcast live from the company website at http://www.ally.com/about/investor/events-presentations/index.html. You can attend the live conference via telephone by calling the toll-free number at 1-800-688-0836 (or +1-617-614-4072 for international attendees) and entering the code 17921308.

Ally Financial provides automobile financing for approximately 16,000 automotive dealerships and four million individual customers. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Ally Financial went public on April 10, 2014. Prior to that, the bankruptcy court approved

766 Views    Karen Rogers    2014-07-28 22:16

When reviewing the financial news I, like many others, usually look for one of three things: a stock that has significant growth prospects but is priced on a reasonable multiple; a stock that is priced on a low valuation compared to earnings or book value; or a stock that has seen recent notable insider purchases. Three stocks that have caught my notice this week are Air Lease Corporation (AL), World Acceptance Corp (WRLD) and Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (PPBI).

Air Lease Corporation is a company that leases jet aircraft to airlines worldwide. It is priced on a PE multiple of

846 Views    ABN    2014-05-05 18:29

Using the 52-week low screener with an added filter for predictability of more than 5 stars, we have 12 stocks from the screener. In part 1 of this series, we will introduce six of the stocks.

World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) is trading at $76.29, and the 52-week low is $71.85. (refer to chart below). This is 6.2% above the 52-week low.

Some metrics:

Market Cap: $834.3 million

P/E (ttm): 8.90

P/B: 2.70


Catamaran Corp. (CTRX) is trading at $43.76, and the 52-week low is $43.76 (refer to chart below).

This is 0.0% above

777 Views    onlylf2    2014-04-04 15:55
As the market soared this year, it lifted many stocks with it to prices unconscionable for value investors. However, against the 25% year-to-date gain for the S&P, some high quality companies appear undervalued based on DCF calculations due to temporary business setbacks, or other causes worth investigating. These discounted situations of course attracted the attention of some gurus. Below are the most undervalued companies as the year 2013 draws to a close. [b]1. [/b][b]World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD)[/b] World Acceptance Corporation is a five-star predictable company priced at $85.50 per share, which is an 80% discount to a DCF analysis valuation
2508 Views    Holly LaFon    2013-12-13 21:18
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1722 Views    GuruFocus    2013-12-12 14:47
According to GuruFocus research there are 89 American companies that are currently listed as undervalued and predictable. Applying discounted cash flow and discounted earnings to [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/predictable.php]top ranked predictable companies[/url], and calculating their intrinsic values, these companies appear to be undervalued. Here are four undervalued, predictable companies that have the interest of numerous billionaire investors and insiders. [b]World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) – Yield 0.00%[/b] [b]Predictability: 5 Stars[/b] 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. Up 26% over 12 months, World
1614 Views    Sally Jones    2013-09-22 17:05
Tilson recently sent the following in an e-mail to his followers explaining his reason for being short World Acceptance (WRLD): [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSYawYrCRtSy2FII0PFk_Okod0DAnxtZMsLkuTCaYIKtt6repy2[/img] [i]I confidently predict that ProPublica will win another Pulitzer for this series of articles on installment lender World Acceptance (WRLD) (disclosure: I’m short the stock). It’s an extraordinary piece of journalism that thoroughly exposes a truly predatory company. Reading the details about what the company does makes me sick, especially how they target members of the military. I haven’t seen anything this scummy since the worst of the subprime mortgage lenders at the peak of the housing bubble. For
1786 Views    Canadian Value    2013-05-20 22:17
The tools and the level of information that are now freely available on the Internet are an incredible asset for investors. At risk of sounding cliché, information is power. And for those who know where to look, the Internet has loads (perhaps even too much). Like many others, I use stock filters to try to identify value stocks on near-term earnings [url=http://surgingearnings.com/page6.htm]multiples of around or below 10[/url], growth stocks on reasonable [url=http://surgingearnings.com/page5.htm]PEG ratios of one or less[/url] and companies where [url=http://surgingearnings.com/page4.htm]insiders are placing large purchase orders[/url] after a long periods of inaction or selling. Filters are not perfect. They throw
902 Views    ABN    2013-02-18 16:33

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