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World Acceptance Graham Number

: $129.34 (As of Jun. 2021)
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Graham Number is a figure that measures a stock's fundamental value by taking into account the company's earnings per share and book value per share. The Graham number is the upper bound of the price range that a defensive investor should pay for the stock. According to the theory, any stock price below the Graham number is considered undervalued, and thus worth investing in.

As of today (2021-10-27), the stock price of World Acceptance is $152.50. World Acceptance's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $129.34. Therefore, World Acceptance's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 1.18.

The historical rank and industry rank for World Acceptance's Graham Number or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:WRLD' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26   Med: 1.14   Max: 19.59
Current: 1.16

0.26
19.59

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of World Acceptance was 19.59. The lowest was 0.26. And the median was 1.14.

NAS:WRLD's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 42 Companies
in the Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NAS:WRLD: 1.16 )

Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation. It is a very conservative way of valuing a stock.


World Acceptance Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for World Acceptance's Graham Number can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

World Acceptance Annual Data
Trend Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 94.17 84.45 101.53 62.27 127.91

World Acceptance Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Graham Number Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 71.56 83.01 101.49 127.01 129.34

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, World Acceptance's Graham Number, along with its competitors' market caps and Graham Number data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

World Acceptance Graham Number Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, World Acceptance's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where World Acceptance's Graham Number falls into.



World Acceptance Graham Number Calculation

Graham Number is a concept based on Ben Graham's conservative valuation of companies.

World Acceptance's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*54.96*13.23)
=127.91

World Acceptance's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*56.137*13.245)
=129.34

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


World Acceptance  (NAS:WRLD) Graham Number Explanation

Ben Graham actually did not publish a formula like this. But he wrote in The Intelligent Investor (1948 version) regarding to the criteria for purchases:

Current price should not be more than 15 times average earnings of the past three years.

Current price should not be more than 1.5 times the book value last reported. However, a multiplier of earnings below 15 could justify a correspondingly higher multiplier of assets. As a rule of thumb we suggest that the product of the multiplier times the ratio of price to book value should not exceed 22.5. (This figure corresponds to 15 times earnings and 1.5 times book value. It would admit an issue selling at only 9 times earnings and 2.5 times asset value, etc.)

Unlike valuation methods such as DCF or Discounted Earnings, the Graham number does not take growth into the valuation. Unlike the valuation methods based on book value alone, it takes into account the earnings power. Therefore, the Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation.

In general, the Graham number is a very conservative way of valuing a stock. It cannot be applied to companies with negative book values.

World Acceptance's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=152.50/129.34
=1.18

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Please keep these in mind:

1. Graham Number does not take growth into account. Therefore it underestimates the values of the companies that have good earnings growth. We feel that if the earnings per share grows more than 10% a year, Graham Number underestimates the value.
2. Graham Number punishes the companies that have temporarily low earnings. Therefore, an average of earnings makes more sense in the calculation of Graham Number.
3. Graham Numbers underestimates companies that are light with book.


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World Acceptance Business Description

World Acceptance logo
Industry
Financial Services » Credit Services NAICS : 522291 SIC : 6141
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
104 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, USA, 29601
World Acceptance Corp operates a small-loan consumer finance business. The company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. It also offers income tax return preparation services to its loan customers and other individuals.
Executives
Caulder Alice Lindsay officer: SVP, Human Resources 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Mcintyre Scott officer: SVP, Accounting 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Childers Jason E. officer: SVP, IT Strategic Solutions 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Umstetter Luke J. officer: SVP, General Counsel 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Prashad R Chad director, officer: President and CEO 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Calmes John L Jr officer: See remarks C/O WORLD ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Whitaker Darrell E director 14 BATSON ORCHARD CT. TAYLORS SC 29687
Dyer Daniel Clinton officer: Chief Branch Operation Officer 230 4TH AVENUE NORTH SUITE 500 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Bramlett Ken R Jr director 2709 WATER RIDGE PARKWAY 2ND FLOOR CHARLOTTE NC 28217
Way Charles D director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: WAY CHARLES D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Tinney Jeff L officer: SVP, Western Division 550 HIGHWAY 377 NORTH STE A WHITESBORO TX 76273
Brown Erik T. officer: SVP Central Division P.O. BOX 548 JACKSON MO 63755
Willyard Jackie C officer: SVP, Southeastern Division 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Labruyere Alison N officer: SVP and General Counsel 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Wanserski James H officer: Interim President & CEO C/O 22 CANTEY PLACE, NW ATLANTA 2Q 30327

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