FirstCash, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates retail pawn stores in the United States and Latin America.
Mediocre balance sheet with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has FirstCash's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FCFS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Finance
1 Year Return
US Consumer Finance
Return vs Industry: FCFS underperformed the US Consumer Finance industry which returned -30.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FCFS underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is FirstCash's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is FirstCash undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FCFS ($65.1) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($50.52)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FCFS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FCFS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.9x) compared to the US Consumer Finance industry average (7.8x).
PE vs Market: FCFS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.9x) compared to the US market (16.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FCFS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FCFS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Consumer Finance industry average (1x).
How is FirstCash forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FCFS's forecast earnings growth (12.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: FCFS's earnings (12.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FCFS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FCFS's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FCFS's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FCFS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.3%).
How has FirstCash performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FCFS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FCFS's current net profit margins (8.3%) are lower than last year (8.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FCFS's earnings have grown significantly by 23.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FCFS's earnings growth over the past year (0.4%) is below its 5-year average (23.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FCFS earnings growth over the past year (0.4%) exceeded the Consumer Finance industry -23.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FCFS's Return on Equity (12.8%) is considered low.
How is FirstCash's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FCFS's short term assets ($672.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($206.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: FCFS's short term assets ($672.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($898.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FCFS's debt to equity ratio (54%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FCFS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 48% to 54% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FCFS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (36.4%).
Interest Coverage: FCFS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.7x coverage).
What is FirstCash current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FCFS's dividend (1.66%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).
High Dividend: FCFS's dividend (1.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.6%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, FCFS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FCFS's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.6%), FCFS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FCFS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rick Wessel (61yo)
Mr. Rick L. Wessel has been Vice Chairman of FirstCash, Inc. (formerly First Cash Financial Services Inc) since September 1, 2016 and as its Chief Executive Officer since November 7, 2006. Mr. Wessel serve ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rick's total compensation ($USD7.43M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.85M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Vice Chairman & CEO||13.67yrs||US$7.43m||1.97% $53.1m|
|President & COO||3.83yrs||US$3.17m||0.057% $1.5m|
|Executive VP||17.5yrs||US$3.05m||0.35% $9.3m|
|General Counsel||5.5yrs||US$1.31m||0.0092% $248.7k|
|Senior Vice President of Latin American Operations||7.17yrs||US$1.45m||0.014% $380.1k|
|Investor Relations-Global IR Group||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Compliance & Government Relations||5.5yrs||US$465.00k||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Store Development & Facilities||7.17yrs||US$755.00k||no data|
Experienced Management: FCFS's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.2 years average tenure).
|Vice Chairman & CEO||13.67yrs||US$7.43m||1.97% $53.1m|
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$230.49k||0.041% $1.1m|
|Chairman of the Board||3.83yrs||US$250.00k||0.24% $6.6m|
|Lead Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$220.49k||0.015% $408.7k|
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$210.49k||0.051% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||10.75yrs||US$225.49k||0.011% $297.8k|
Experienced Board: FCFS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
FirstCash, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: FirstCash, Inc.
- Ticker: FCFS
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1988
- Industry: Consumer Finance
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$2.698b
- Shares outstanding: 41.44m
- Website: https://www.firstcash.com
Number of Employees
- FirstCash, Inc.
- 1600 West 7th Street
- Fort Worth
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|A2ARD4||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||COM||DE||EUR||No data|
|FCFS *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||COM||MX||MXN||No data|
|FCFS||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1991|
|FCFS *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jun 1991|
|FF6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1991|
FirstCash, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates retail pawn stores in the United States and Latin America. Its pawn stores lend money on the collateral of pledged personal property, including jewelry, electronics, tools, appliances, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and retails merchandise acquired through collateral forfeitures on forfeited pawn loans and over-the-counter purchases of merchandise directly from customers. The company is also involved in melting scrap jewelry, as well as sells gold, silver, and diamonds in commodity markets. In addition, it offers credit services, small unsecured consumer loans, and check cashing services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 1,056 stores in the United States and the District of Columbia; 1,548 stores in Mexico; 54 stores in Guatemala; 13 stores in El Salvador; and 8 stores in Colombia. The company was formerly known as First Cash Financial Services, Inc. and changed its name to FirstCash, Inc. in September 2016. FirstCash, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/13 00:00|
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