FirstCash Holdings Inc (FCFS) Stock: Identifying Value and Future Vision

At the time of writing, FirstCash Holdings Inc [FCFS] stock is trading at $94.06, down -2.02%. An important factor to consider is whether the stock is rising or falling in short-term value. The FCFS shares have gain 4.33% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 8.54%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 27, October 2022, FirstCash Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings Results; Revenues Grow 68% and Net Income Increases 78% over Prior Year; Authorizes New $100 Million Share Buyback Plan and Declares $0.33 Quarterly Cash Dividend. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, FirstCash Holdings, Inc. (“FirstCash” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FCFS), the leading international operator of retail pawn stores and a leading provider of retail point-of-sale (“POS”) payment solutions, today announced operating results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2022. The Company also announced that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share, which will be paid in November 2022, and authorized a new $100 million share repurchase plan.

From an analyst’s perspective:

FirstCash Holdings Inc [NASDAQ: FCFS] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on October 17, 2022, when Credit Suisse upgraded its rating to a Neutral and also boosted its price target to $88 from $83. Previously, Loop Capital started tracking the stock with Hold rating on September 27, 2022, and set its price target to $80. Credit Suisse downgraded its rating to a Underperform and increased its price target to $83 on June 22, 2021. Janney downgraded its rating to a Neutral. Credit Suisse upgraded its rating to Outperform for this stock on September 03, 2020, and downed its price target to $74. In a note dated August 12, 2020, Barclays upgraded an Overweight rating on this stock and boosted its target price from $75 to $80.

For the past year, the stock price of FirstCash Holdings Inc fluctuated between $58.30 and $100.00. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $99.86 within the next 12 months. FirstCash Holdings Inc [NASDAQ: FCFS] shares were valued at $94.06 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 6.17% based on the average FCFS price forecast.

Analyzing the FCFS fundamentals

According to FirstCash Holdings Inc [NASDAQ:FCFS], the company’s sales were 672.14 billion in the recent quarter, which represents an 66.20% jump. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +54.28% with Operating Margin at +11.60%, Pretax Margin comes in at +9.80%, and Net Margin reading is +7.35%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 93.04 points at the first support level, and at 92.03 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 95.84, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 97.62.

FirstCash Holdings Inc [FCFS] reported earnings per share of $1.08 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 6/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.98/share, meaning a difference of $0.1 and a surprise factor of 10.20%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 3/30/2022 were $1.18 per share as compared to estimates of $1.06 per share, a difference of $0.12 representing a surprise of 11.30%.

Ratios To Look Out For

It is important to note that FirstCash Holdings Inc [NASDAQ:FCFS] has a current ratio of 3.10. On the other hand, the Quick Ratio is 2.21, and the Cash Ratio is 0.31. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.81, the price to book ratio is 2.01 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 21.58.

Transactions by insiders

The next item on our agenda is insider trading, which has seen 0 insider purchases totaling 0 shares and 1 insider sales totaling 8,000 shares over the past 3 months. Recent insider trading involved GRAVES JAMES H, Director, that happened on Oct 31 when 8000.0 shares were sold. AFF President, Hambleton Howard F completed a deal on Feb 23 to buy 11715.0 shares. Meanwhile, AFF President Hambleton Howard F bought 1472.0 shares on Feb 22.