After beating estimates last quarter by $0.11, Cash America International
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Cash America International, with eight of 10 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Cash America International better than competitor First Cash Financial Services overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared with three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $362.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 13.6% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.08 per share. Estimates range from $1.07 to $1.10.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 95.5% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 92.2% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Cash America International, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 72 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Cash America International, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
Cash America International's profit has risen year over year by an average of 17.5% over the past five quarters. The company's revenue has now risen for two straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 13.1 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 14.4% while cost of sales rose 76.7% to $124.4 million from a year earlier.
For all our Cash America International-specific analysis, including earnings and beyond, add Cash America International to My Watchlist.
Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.