Analysts Anticipate CURO Group Holdings (CURO) to Post $0.72 EPS

Equities analysts expect CURO Group Holdings (NYSE:CURO) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.72 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for CURO Group’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.68 and the highest is $0.79. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, April 26th.

On average, analysts expect that CURO Group will report full-year earnings of $2.33 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.28 to $2.35. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $3.12 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.95 to $3.20. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow CURO Group.

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CURO Group (NYSE:CURO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $266.99 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $267.24 million.

CURO has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Stephens initiated coverage on CURO Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on CURO Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine raised CURO Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. William Blair initiated coverage on CURO Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group initiated coverage on CURO Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Five analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.50.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CURO. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new stake in CURO Group in the 4th quarter worth approximately $5,446,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in CURO Group in the 4th quarter worth approximately $4,224,000. Ascend Capital LLC bought a new stake in CURO Group in the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,109,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in CURO Group in the 4th quarter worth approximately $427,000. Finally, Millennium Management LLC bought a new stake in CURO Group in the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,634,000. 42.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of CURO opened at $17.75 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $802.10 and a P/E ratio of 9.65. CURO Group has a 12-month low of $13.50 and a 12-month high of $19.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 99.38, a quick ratio of 5.08 and a current ratio of 5.08.

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About CURO Group

CURO Group Holdings Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, provides consumer finance to a range of underbanked consumers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It offers unsecured installment loans, secured installment loans, open-end loans, and single-pay loans, as well as ancillary financial products, including check cashing, proprietary reloadable prepaid debit cards, credit protection insurance, gold buying, retail installment sales, and money transfer services.

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