Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, bad-debt collector Portfolio Recovery Associates (Nasdaq: PRAA ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Portfolio Recovery's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Portfolio Recovery facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Norfolk, Va. (1996)|
|Market Cap||$1.2 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$458.9 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Steven Fredrickson
Co-Founder/CFO Kevin Stevenson
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||16.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$26.7 million / $221.2 million|
Encore Capital Group
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 3,137 members who have rated Portfolio Recovery believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Growing company in an industry no one seems to want. History of beating earnings estimates, decent balance sheet. Company has tons of free cash flow. Meets 6 of 6 tests to make it a Peter Lynch stock: industry domination, good cash flow, good balance sheet, cheap relative to future earnings, good earnings growth, unlikable industry.
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