EPS of $0.17 expected for CURO Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE:CURO) this quarter



Equity research analysts expect CURO Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE:CURO – Get Rating) reports earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts provided CURO Group earnings estimates. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.17 and the highest is $0.18. CURO Group reported earnings of $0.69 per share in the same quarter last year, indicating a negative year-over-year growth rate of 75.4%. The company is due to release its next earnings report on Monday, January 1.

According to Zacks, analysts expect CURO Group to report annual earnings of $1.88 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.65 to $2.26. For next year, analysts expect the company to post earnings of $3.57 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.25 to $3.98. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts who provide coverage for the CURO Group.

CURO Group (NYSE:CURO – Get Rating) last released its results on Tuesday, February 8. The company reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analyst consensus estimates of ($0.42) by $0.03. The CURO Group achieved a return on equity of 15.71% and a net margin of 7.25%. The company posted revenue of $224.32 million in the quarter, compared to $221.96 million expected by analysts. During the same period of the previous year, the company achieved EPS of $0.14.

A number of analysts have recently released reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CURO Group from a “strong buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a Wednesday, Jan. 19 research note. Jefferies Financial Group began covering CURO Group shares in a research note on Thursday, Dec. 30. They set a “buy” rating and a price target of $25.00 for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lowered its price target on CURO Group shares from $29.00 to $26.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a Thursday, Dec. 30 research note.

Large investors have recently increased or reduced their stakes in the stock. Citigroup Inc. increased its stake in CURO Group by 134.0% during the third quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,345 shares of the company valued at $41,000 after buying 1,343 additional shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in CURO Group by 31.3% during the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 3,442 shares of the company valued at $59,000 after buying 820 more shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in CURO Group during the 4th quarter for a value of $69,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in CURO group shares by 377.8% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,515 shares in the company worth $78,000 after purchasing an additional 3,570 shares last quarter. Finally, Chilton Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in CURO Group stock during the fourth quarter at a value of $80,000. 38.78% of the shares are held by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE CURO was flat at $12.26 during Friday trading hours. The company had a trading volume of 61,262 shares, compared to an average volume of 75,624. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $12.81 and its 200-day moving average price is 15, $30. The CURO group has a 12-month low of $11.53 and a 12-month high of $20.10. The company has a debt ratio of 12.14, a current ratio of 5.07 and a quick ratio of 5.07. The company has a market capitalization of $493.34 million, a P/E ratio of 9.89 and a beta of 2.67.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 1. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 18 received a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 17. This represents an annualized dividend of $0.44 and a dividend yield of 3.59%. The CURO Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.48%.

About CURO Group (Get an evaluation)

CURO Group Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, offers consumer credit products in the United States and Canada. The Company offers unsecured installment loans, secured installment loans, open-ended loans and one-time payment loans, as well as ancillary financial products, including check cashing, proprietary reloadable prepaid debit cards, demand deposit accounts, credit protection insurance, retail installment sales. , and money transfer services.

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