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Relatively High Forward P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of Firstcash Inc in the Consumer Finance Industry (FCFS, GDOT, LC, PRAA, EZPW)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Consumer Finance industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

Firstcash Inc ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 22.45. Green Dot Corp-A is next with a a forward P/E ratio of 19.09. Lendingclub Corp ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 17.24.

Pra Group Inc follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 15.91, and Ezcorp Inc-A rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 13.44.

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Keywords: highest forward p/e ratio firstcash inc green dot corp-a lendingclub corp pra group inc ezcorp inc-a

Ticker(s): FCFS GDOT LC PRAA EZPW