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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
DLX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. DLX: 0.11 )
DLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.73
Current: 0.11

0.01
2.73
Equity to Asset 0.38
DLX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DLX: 0.38 )
DLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.53   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.38

-0.53
0.61
Interest Coverage 9.11
DLX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.72 vs. DLX: 9.11 )
DLX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 67.91
Current: 9.11

3.5
67.91
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.00
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
10.94%
20.59%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.82
DLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. DLX: 19.82 )
DLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.89   Max: 26.86
Current: 19.82

9.89
26.86
Net-margin (%) 11.66
DLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. DLX: 11.66 )
DLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 16.69
Current: 11.66

2.33
16.69
ROE (%) 32.28
DLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. DLX: 32.28 )
DLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.76   Max: 299.85
Current: 32.28

6.76
299.85
ROA (%) 12.06
DLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. DLX: 12.06 )
DLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 35.51
Current: 12.06

3.85
35.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 364.27
DLX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.51 vs. DLX: 364.27 )
DLX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 55.37   Max: 352.06
Current: 364.27

55.37
352.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
DLX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. DLX: 6.50 )
DLX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.6   Max: 18.8
Current: 6.5

-9.6
18.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
DLX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. DLX: 6.60 )
DLX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 23.8
Current: 6.6

-15.2
23.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
DLX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. DLX: 12.20 )
DLX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.6   Max: 62
Current: 12.2

-17.6
62
» DLX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

DLX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Bill Frels 809,297 sh (+66.56%)
Scott Black 65,017 sh (+19.55%)
Jim Simons 690,700 sh (+15.12%)
Mario Gabelli 4,600 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 45,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 328,152 sh (-2.52%)
Murray Stahl 18,850 sh (-4.80%)
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Q2 2014

DLX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 1,097 sh (New)
Jim Simons 713,300 sh (+3.27%)
Mario Gabelli 4,600 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 64,667 sh (-0.54%)
Bill Frels 795,327 sh (-1.73%)
Murray Stahl 18,250 sh (-3.18%)
John Keeley 42,600 sh (-6.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 189,552 sh (-42.24%)
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Q3 2014

DLX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 4,200 sh (New)
Scott Black 146,125 sh (+125.97%)
Bill Frels 796,364 sh (+0.13%)
Mario Gabelli 4,600 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 42,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Murray Stahl 17,150 sh (-6.03%)
Jim Simons 615,800 sh (-13.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 70,022 sh (-63.06%)
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Q4 2014

DLX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 132,284 sh (+88.92%)
Scott Black 159,030 sh (+8.83%)
Bill Frels 798,877 sh (+0.32%)
Mario Gabelli 4,600 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 16,850 sh (-1.75%)
John Keeley 34,520 sh (-18.97%)
Ray Dalio 3,322 sh (-20.90%)
Jim Simons 417,500 sh (-32.20%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.70
DLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.60 vs. DLX: 16.70 )
DLX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 19.64
Current: 16.7

3.77
19.64
Forward P/E 11.64
DLX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLX: 11.64 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.00
DLX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.00 vs. DLX: 17.00 )
DLX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.75   Max: 19.71
Current: 17

3.75
19.71
P/B 4.90
DLX's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. DLX: 4.90 )
DLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 85.3
Current: 4.9

3.11
85.3
P/S 2.00
DLX's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DLX: 2.00 )
DLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.07
Current: 2

0.23
2.07
PFCF 14.10
DLX's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.74 vs. DLX: 14.10 )
DLX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 14.46
Current: 14.1

1.72
14.46
POCF 12.05
DLX's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.49 vs. DLX: 12.05 )
DLX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 12.31
Current: 12.05

1.42
12.31
EV-to-EBIT 11.59
DLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.44 vs. DLX: 11.59 )
DLX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 14.6
Current: 11.59

5.9
14.6
PEG 2.43
DLX's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLX: 2.43 )
DLX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 61
Current: 2.43

0.24
61
Shiller P/E 20.70
DLX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLX: 20.70 )
DLX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 21.58
Current: 20.7

2.16
21.58
Current Ratio 0.68
DLX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. DLX: 0.68 )
DLX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.42
Current: 0.68

0.2
1.42
Quick Ratio 0.60
DLX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DLX: 0.60 )
DLX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.6

0.16
1.35
Days Inventory 16.50
DLX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLX: 16.50 )
DLX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 13.18   Max: 30.08
Current: 16.5

13.18
30.08
Days Sales Outstanding 24.39
DLX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 80.95 vs. DLX: 24.39 )
DLX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 9.36   Max: 33.26
Current: 24.39

9.36
33.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.80
DLX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. DLX: 1.80 )
DLX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 15.46
Current: 1.8

1.67
15.46
Dividend Payout 0.29
DLX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLX: 0.29 )
DLX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.69
Current: 0.29

0.27
2.69
Dividend growth (3y) 4.80
DLX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. DLX: 4.80 )
DLX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14.5   Max: 4.8
Current: 4.8

-14.5
4.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.99
DLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. DLX: 1.99 )
DLX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 17.07
Current: 1.99

1.84
17.07
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
DLX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. DLX: 0.80 )
DLX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.9   Max: -0.9
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
DLX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLX: 1.30 )
DLX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.3

0.4
1.47
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
DLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DLX: 2.10 )
DLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.1

0.55
2.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.30
DLX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLX: 3.30 )
DLX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 3.11
Current: 3.3

0.38
3.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.70
DLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. DLX: 8.70 )
DLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 17
Current: 8.7

6.8
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.11
DLX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. DLX: 11.11 )
DLX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 48
Current: 11.11

-1
48

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Deluxe Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Minnesota in 1920. From 1920 until 1988 the Company was named Deluxe Check Printers, Incorporated. Through its businesses and brands and subsidiaries, the Company helps small businesses and financial institutions to manage, promote, and grow their businesses. The Company uses direct marketing, a North American sales force, financial institution referrals, independent distributors and the Internet to provide its customers products and services; personalized printed items, promotional products and merchandising materials, fraud prevention services and financial institution customer retention programs. The Company also sells personalized checks and accessories directly to consumers. The Company's business segments consist of Small Business Services, Financial Services and Direct Checks. Small Business Services operates under various brands including Deluxe, NEBS, Safeguard, PsPrint, Hostopia, Logo Mojo, Aplus.netSM, OrangeSodaSM and VerticalResponse. This segment sells personalized printed products, which include business checks, printed forms, promotional products, marketing materials and related services, as well as retail packaging supplies and a suite of business services, including web design and hosting, fraud protection, payroll, logo design, search engine marketing and business networking, to over four million small business customers in the United States, Canada and Europe. Financial Services sells personal and business checks, check-related products and services, customer loyalty and retention programs, fraud monitoring and protection services, and stored value gift cards to banks and other financial institutions through a direct sales force. As part of its check programs, the Company also offers enhanced services such as customized reporting file management and expedited account conversion support. Direct Checks is direct-to-consumer check supplier, selling under the Checks Unlimited, Designer Checks and Checks.com brand names. Through these brands, the Company sells personal and business checks and related products and services directly to consumers using direct response marketing and the Internet. The Company is a provider of printed forms to small businesses. Printed forms include billing forms, work orders, job proposals, purchase orders, invoices and personnel forms. The Company's stationery, letterhead, envelopes and business cards are produced in a variety of formats and ink colors. These items are designed to provide small business owners with the documents necessary to manage their business. The Company also provides promotional printed items and digital printing services designed to fulfill selling and marketing needs of the small businesses. The principal raw materials used in producing its main products are paper, plastics, ink, cartons and printing plate material, which the Company purchases from various sources. Its competitors include office produc
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