$207.54 Million in Sales Expected for EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) This Quarter

Analysts expect EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPWGet Rating) to post sales of $207.54 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for EZCORP’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $202.65 million and the highest estimate coming in at $212.44 million. EZCORP reported sales of $184.94 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 12.2%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Monday, January 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that EZCORP will report full year sales of $836.34 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $827.87 million to $844.82 million. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $904.58 million, with estimates ranging from $896.48 million to $912.68 million. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover EZCORP.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPWGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 2nd. The credit services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.09. EZCORP had a return on equity of 4.47% and a net margin of 2.59%. The business had revenue of $220.99 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $197.72 million.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on EZPW. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of EZCORP in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.50 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $8.13.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Royal Bank of Canada grew its stake in shares of EZCORP by 42.8% in the third quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 4,817 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $36,000 after buying an additional 1,443 shares in the last quarter. Dorsey Wright & Associates bought a new position in shares of EZCORP in the fourth quarter valued at $54,000. Counterpoint Mutual Funds LLC grew its stake in shares of EZCORP by 201.2% in the first quarter. Counterpoint Mutual Funds LLC now owns 10,913 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $66,000 after buying an additional 7,290 shares in the last quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of EZCORP in the fourth quarter valued at $91,000. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of EZCORP by 78.3% in the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 13,597 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $99,000 after buying an additional 5,970 shares in the last quarter. 84.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ EZPW opened at $6.91 on Thursday. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $6.31 and a 200 day simple moving average of $6.86. EZCORP has a 52-week low of $5.12 and a 52-week high of $8.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 3.41 and a current ratio of 4.26. The stock has a market cap of $390.61 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.83, a PEG ratio of 0.39 and a beta of 1.39.

EZCORP Company Profile (Get Rating)

EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Latin America. It offers pawn loans collateralized by tangible personal property, jewelry, consumer electronics, tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments. The company also sells merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and pre-owned merchandise purchased from customers.

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