Marlin Business Services Corp. has a market cap of $153.9 million; its shares were traded at around $11.96 with a P/E ratio of 27.2 and P/S ratio of 2.3.
Highlight of Business Operations: We are a nationwide provider of equipment financing solutions primarily to small and mid-sized businesses. We finance over 100 categories of commercial equipment important for the typical small and mid-sized business customer, including copiers, security systems, computers, telecommunications equipment and certain commercial and industrial equipment. Our average lease transaction was approximately $11,300 at December 31, 2010, and we typically do not exceed $250,000 for any single lease transaction. This under $250,000 segment of the equipment leasing market is commonly known in the industry as the small-ticket segment. We access our end user customers through origination sources comprised of our existing network of over 9,200 independent commercial equipment dealers and, to a much lesser extent, through direct solicitation of our end user customers and through relationships with select lease brokers. We use a highly efficient telephonic direct sales model to market to our origination sources. Through these origination sources, we are able to deliver convenient and flexible equipment financing to our end user customers. Our typical financing transaction involves a non-cancelable, full-payout lease with payments sufficient to recover the purchase price of the underlying equipment plus an expected profit. As of December 31, 2010, we serviced approximately 72,000 active equipment leases having a total original equipment cost of $818.2 million for approximately 60,000 small and mid-sized business customers.
In November 2003, 5,060,000 shares of our common stock were issued in connection with our initial public offering (IPO). Of these shares, a total of 3,581,255 shares were sold by the Company and 1,478,745 shares were sold by selling shareholders. The IPO price was $14.00 per share resulting in net proceeds to us, after payment of underwriting discounts and commissions but before other offering costs, of approximately $46.6 million. We did not receive any proceeds from the shares sold by the selling shareholders.
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