World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The credit services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.93 by ($0.83), RTT News reports. The firm had revenue of $131.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $130.20 million. World Acceptance Corporation had a return on equity of 15.75% and a net margin of 13.13%. World Acceptance Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 earnings per share.

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WRLD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “sell” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance Corporation in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.00.

World Acceptance Corporation Company Profile

World Acceptance Corporation operates a small-loan consumer finance business in 15 states and Mexico as of March 31, 2016. The Company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. The Company offers standardized installment loans generally between $300 and $4,000 through 1,339 branches in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Mexico as of March 31, 2016.

Earnings History for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)

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