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One CURO Group Holdings Insider Raised Stake By 120% In Previous Year \

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Looking at CURO Group Holdings Corp.'s (NYSE:CURO ) insider transactions over the last year, we can see that insiders were net buyers. That is, there were more number of shares purchased by insiders than there were sold.

While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

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CURO Group Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Ismail Dawood is the biggest insider purchase of CURO Group Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$1.02. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. Ismail Dawood was the only individual insider to buy during the last year.

The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:CURO Insider Trading Volume May 26th 2023

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Does CURO Group Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It's great to see that CURO Group Holdings insiders own 48% of the company, worth about US$20m. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.

So What Do The CURO Group Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about CURO Group Holdings. Nice! While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. When we did our research, we found 4 warning signs for CURO Group Holdings (2 are concerning!) that we believe deserve your full attention.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

What are the risks and opportunities for CURO Group Holdings?

CURO Group Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides consumer finance products in the United States and Canada.

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  • Trading at 99.4% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Revenue is forecast to grow 24.26% per year


  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow

  • Negative shareholders equity

  • Does not have a meaningful market cap ($44M)

  • Volatile share price over the past 3 months

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