EZCORP Inc. (EZPW) Is A Stock You Should Watch


As of Wednesday close, EZCORP Inc.’s (NASDAQ:EZPW) stock was down -$0.06, moving down -0.59 percent to $10.03. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 745,740 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.25 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 582,000, while in the previous 50 days, it was 456,608.

Since last month, EZPW stock rose 12.95%. Shares of the company fell to $7.05 on 11/17/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $10.27 was reached on 11/22/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $5.51. Since the beginning of this year, EZPW’s stock price has risen by 36.09% or $2.66, and marked a new high 13 times. However, the stock has declined by -2.34% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, EZCORP Inc. (EZPW) has a P/E ratio of about 18.30. The stock’s beta is 1.11. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.62, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.82, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 15.22 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, EZCORP Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 3.20, while its current ratio was 4.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.45. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 60.30% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 8.90%. Based on annual data, EZPW earned $528.15 million in gross profit and brought in $886.23 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 5.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 7.40%.

In EZCORP Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $312.9 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. EZPW’s revenue rose 16.16% to $209.68 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $221.46 million. While analysts expected EZCORP Inc. to report $0.05 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.16 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $37.78 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of EZCORP Inc. were 655.65 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $541.37 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $56.31 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at EZCORP Inc.’s (EZPW) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 31.28%, the RSI 9-day stood at 65.49% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current EZCORP Inc. price is up by +2.56% percent or $0.25. At present, EZPW shares trade +15.15% above its 20-day simple moving average and +32.32% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +20.55% above its SMA50 and +57.95% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 94.58% and Stochastic coefficient D was 91.63%, while ATR was 0.53. Given the Stochastic reading of 92.55% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 64.67%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.22, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.37.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded its rating on EZCORP Inc. (NASDAQ: EZPW) to a Buy in a note to investors on April 05, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.EZCORP Inc. (EZPW) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, EZPW is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate EZCORP Inc. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $12.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $12.00 – $13.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict EZCORP Inc. (EZPW) will achieve an average price target of $12.33.


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