Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, bad-debt collector Portfolio Recovery Associates has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Portfolio Recovery and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Portfolio Recovery facts
Norfolk, Va. (1996)
Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Steven Fredrickson
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$31.5 million / $250.7 million
Asta Funding GC Services Limited Partnership
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 3,114 members who have rated Portfolio Recovery believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[A]s long as there are people who can't or won't pay their bills and manage their debt, there will be a need for companies like [Portfolio Recovery]. All of them chomping at the bit for the chance to make a tidy profit by trolling for dollars. Call it a necessary evil. I still don't like 'em. But they are profitable. And you know what "they" say: If [you] can't beat 'em with a giant stick, you might as well follow them around and pick up the change that's spilling out of their pockets. OK, fine, "they" never said that, but the logic is sound.
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The article Why Portfolio Recovery Is Poised to Keep Rallying originally appeared on Fool.com.
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