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World Acceptance (World Acceptance) Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation

: $667.5 Mil (As of Dec. 2023)
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Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is the debt and capital lease obligation due more than 12 months in the future. World Acceptance's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $667.5 Mil.

Warning Sign:

World Acceptance Corp has been issuing new debt. Over the past 3 years, it issued USD 50.599 million of debt. But overall, its debt level is acceptable.

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. It is calculated as a company's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divides by its Total Assets. World Acceptance's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $667.5 Mil. World Acceptance's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $1,119.5 Mil. World Acceptance's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 0.60.

World Acceptance's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset declined from Dec. 2022 (0.66) to Dec. 2023 (0.60). It may suggest that World Acceptance is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.


World Acceptance Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Historical Data

The historical data trend for World Acceptance's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation 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.

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World Acceptance Annual Data
Trend Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22 Mar23
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation
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World Acceptance Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 808.55 679.00 667.39 643.88 667.48

World Acceptance Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Calculation

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. The debt can be owed to banks or bondholders. Some companies issue bonds to investors and pay interest on the bonds.

Long-Term Capital Lease Obligation represents the total liability for long-term leases lasting over one year. It's amount equal to the present value (the principal) at the beginning of the lease term less lease payments during the lease term.

The interest paid on companies' debt is reflected in the income statement as interest expense. If a company has too much debt and it cannot serve the interest payment on the debt or repay the matured debt, the company risks bankruptcy. Peter Lynch famously said: A company that does not have debt cannot go bankrupt.

A company's long term debt may have different dates of maturity and interest rates, depending on the terms.

Usually a company issues long term debt to pay for its capital expenditures. Borrowing allows the company to do things that otherwise cannot be done with only the capital it has. But debt can be risky.


World Acceptance  (NAS:WRLD) Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Explanation

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. A year-over-year decrease in this metric would suggest the company is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.

World Acceptance's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset (Q: Dec. 2023 )=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation (Q: Dec. 2023 )/Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=667.476/1119.539
=0.60

* 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.

Buffett says that durable competitive advantages carry little to no long-term debt because the company is so profitable that even expansions or acquisitions are self financed.

We are interested in long term debt load for the last ten years. If the ten years of operation show little to no long term debt, then the company has some kind of strong competitive advantage.

Warren Buffett's historic purchases indicate that on any given year, the company should have sufficient yearly net earnings to pay all long term within 3 or 4 year earnings period. (e.g. Coke + Moody's = 1yr)

Companies with enough earning power to pay long term debt in less than 3 or 4 years is a good candidate in our search for long term competitive advantage.

BUT, these companies are targets for leveraged buy outs, which saddles the business with long term debt.

If all else indicates the company has a moat, but it has ton of debt, a leveraged buyout may have created the debt. In these cases the company's bonds offer the better bet, in that the company’s earnings power is focused on paying off the debt and not growth.

Important: little or no long term debt often means a Good Long Term Bet


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World Acceptance (World Acceptance) Business Description

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Address
104 South 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
Calmes John L Jr officer: VP, CFO and Treasurer C/O WORLD ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, 108 FREDERICK STREET, GREENVILLE SC 29607
Jason E. Childers officer: SVP, IT Strategic Solutions 108 FREDERICK STREET, GREENVILLE SC 29607
Scott Mcintyre officer: SVP, Accounting 108 FREDERICK STREET, GREENVILLE SC 29607
Clifford Sosin 10 percent owner 8 WRIGHT STREET, 1ST FL, WESTPORT CT 06880
Thomas W Smith 10 percent owner, other: Member of Section 13(d) Group 2200 BUTTS ROAD, SUITE 320, BOCA RATON FL 33431
Luke J. Umstetter officer: SVP, General Counsel 104 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUITE 400, GREENVILLE SC 29601
Darrell E Whitaker director 14 BATSON ORCHARD CT., TAYLORS SC 29687
R Chad Prashad officer: See remarks 108 FREDERICK STREET, GREENVILLE SC 29607
Alice Lindsay Caulder officer: SVP, Human Resources 108 FREDERICK STREET, GREENVILLE SC 29607
Daniel Clinton Dyer officer: SVP, CENTRAL DIVISION 230 4TH AVENUE NORTH SUITE 500, NASHVILLE TN 37219
Charles D Way director
Elizabeth R. Neuhoff director 146 SOTA DRIVE, JUPITER FL 33458
Robinson Benjamin E Iii director 325 CORPORATE DRIVE, PORTSMOUTH NH 03885
Bramlett Ken R Jr director 2709 WATER RIDGE PARKWAY, 2ND FLOOR, CHARLOTTE NC 28217
Alison N Labruyere officer: SVP and General Counsel 108 FREDERICK STREET, GREENVILLE SC 29607