First Cash Financial Services
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back First Cash Financial Services, with eight of 10 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like First Cash Financial Services better than competitor Cash America International overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $148.9 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 14.9% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.70 per share. Estimates range from $0.68 to $0.70.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 95.4% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 96% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on First Cash Financial Services and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 216 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, First Cash Financial Services' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
First Cash Financial Services' profit has risen year over year by an average of 44.2% over the past five quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 2.5 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 23.3% while cost of sales rose 31% to $57.3 million from a year earlier.
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