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April 1, 2013
11:03 EDTWRLD, DLLR, FCFS, CSH, EZPWPayday lenders slump after DFC Global lowers forecast
Shares of DFC Global (DLLR) and those of some of its peers in the alternative financial services industry declined after DFC issued worse than expected earnings per share guidance for its third quarter and lowered its view of profit for the full year. WHAT'S NEW: DFC Global announced this morning that it expects earnings per share for the three months ended March 31 to be 20c-24c, compared to the consensus forecast of 63c. The company also lowered its fiscal 2013 earnings per share guidance to $1.70-$1.80 from its prior estimate of $2.35-$2.45. The company cited issues caused by new regulations in the United Kingdom. In early March, a British regulator, the Office of Fair Trading, or OFT, said it would give "payday lenders" 12 weeks to change their business practices. One of the OFT's complaints about the lenders was that they were granting consumers loans that they could not afford to repay, and then profiting from multiple rollovers of those loans. DFC Global said that it has responded to these developments by implementing higher lending standards. The lender obtained 48% of its revenue from the United Kingdom in fiscal 2012, according to the company's annual report. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded payday lending companies include First Cash Financial (FCFS), Cash America (CSH), EZCORP (EZPW) and World Acceptance (WRLD). TODAY'S PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, DFC Global plunged over 18% to $13.59, while First Cash and World Acceptance slid about 2%, Cash America declined 2.7%, and EZCORP fell 3%.
News For DLLR;FCFS;CSH;EZPW;WRLD From The Last 14 Days
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October 23, 2014
06:28 EDTCSHCash America: Growth largely associated with customer demand for credit products
Management believes that the opportunities for growth in revenue and earnings will be largely associated with customer demand for the credit products provided by the company, which take the form of pawn loans and consumer loans and the disposition of unredeemed collateral by way of consumer spending on retail sales and the commercial sale of refined gold and diamonds. The fourth quarter, during the seasonally important holiday selling season, represents an important period of retail sales for the company, and results will be affected by consumer sentiments during the period. There are various other elements that could affect the growth in revenue, such as the regulation of consumer loan products and the development and growth of additional markets for the company’s e-commerce segment for consumer lending products. As the company enters the fourth quarter of 2014, management anticipates that demand for the company’s consumer loan products will continue on a similar pace to the one it has experienced during the first nine months of 2014, with a continued heavier weighting to the consumer loan portfolio and longer-term installment and line of credit products. Demand for the Company’s pawn lending products during the second and third quarters of 2014 have improved, and management expects a continued growth in the Company’s pawn lending business, but at moderate levels for the balance of 2014 and the first half of 2015.
06:16 EDTCSHCash America sees FY15 adjusted EBITDA $110M-$135M for retali services
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06:15 EDTCSHCash America sees FY14 adjusted EPS $4.40-$4.50, consensus $4.34
Management expects its consolidated fiscal year 2014 earnings per share to be in a range of between $4.40 and $4.50 per share as if the separation of the e-commerce business does not occur before year end 2014.
06:14 EDTCSHCash America sees Q4 EPS $1.00-$1.10, consensus 97c
Management is providing its expectations for the fourth quarter of 2014 as if the separation of the e-commerce segment, or Enova, does not occur before year-end 2014 in order to remain consistent with past practice related to reporting management’s expectations for future periods.
06:13 EDTCSHCash America reports Q3 EPS 82c, consensus 77c
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October 22, 2014
16:48 EDTCSHCash America board approves spin-off of Enova International
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06:37 EDTCSH, FCFS, EZPWStates relax personal loan restrictions, NY Times says
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06:31 EDTWRLDWorld Acceptance experienced lower growth rates due to lower demand in US
Gross loans amounted to $1.19 billion at September 30, 2014, a 2.6% increase over the $1.16 billion outstanding at September 30, 2013, and a 9.0% increase since the beginning of the fiscal year.
06:31 EDTWRLDWorld Acceptance reports Q2 EPS $2.16, consensus $2.30
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October 20, 2014
12:24 EDTEZPWEZCORP recommended as long idea by Nikolayevsky, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites comments made by Anna Nikolayevsky of Axel Capital Management at the Robin Hood Conference.
October 16, 2014
06:20 EDTFCFSFirst Cash Financial sees FY14 EPS in low end of $3.00-$3.15, consensus $3.00
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06:05 EDTFCFSFirst Cash Financial reports Q3 EPS 68c, consensus 68c
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