H&R Block Inc. is a diversified company involved in tax return preparation, electronic filing of income tax returns and other tax-related services. H&R Block Inc. has a market cap of $5.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.76 with a P/E ratio of 11.5 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of H&R Block Inc. stocks is 3.6%
The stock price of H&R block has been climbing steadily since it sunk to a 52-week low in October, 2010, although it has dropped enormously over the past five years. A recent GuruFocus analysis attributes the long-term decline to the threat to the company of loss of funding for Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs), the growth in market share for TurboTax and other digital solutions, and mortgage putbacks from its legacy mortgage origination activities. The company’s sales fell 10% in the third quarter.
H&R Block nevertheless remains in the portfolios of numerous gurus including Joel Greenblatt and Donald Yacktman.
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