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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.43
FMER's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. FMER: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FMER' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.61 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.43
Equity to Asset 0.12
FMER's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. FMER: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FMER' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.12
Current: 0.12
0.08
0.12
Interest Coverage 5.61
FMER's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. FMER: 5.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FMER' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.32 Max: 5.97
Current: 5.61
0.5
5.97
F-Score: 3
WACC vs ROIC
8.10%
7.00%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 32.32
FMER's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.86 vs. FMER: 32.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FMER' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.28  Med: 27.06 Max: 33.76
Current: 32.32
19.28
33.76
Net-margin (%) 22.71
FMER's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. FMER: 22.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FMER' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.7  Med: 19.00 Max: 24.19
Current: 22.71
14.7
24.19
ROE (%) 7.65
FMER's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. FMER: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FMER' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.78  Med: 8.33 Max: 13.96
Current: 7.65
7.78
13.96
ROA (%) 0.91
FMER's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. FMER: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FMER' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.91
0.76
1.29
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
FMER's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. FMER: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FMER' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 0.35 Max: 6.6
Current: -0.5
-2.9
6.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
FMER's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. FMER: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FMER' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: 2.05 Max: 14.9
Current: 11.7
-11.1
14.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
FMER's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. FMER: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FMER' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 1.30 Max: 20.4
Current: 8.1
-12.3
20.4
» FMER's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

FMER Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 21,363 sh (New)
John Keeley 1,983,430 sh (+31.20%)
David Dreman 536,253 sh (+8.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,569 sh (+7.44%)
RS Investment Management 1,218,738 sh (+5.42%)
Mario Gabelli 155,600 sh (-0.19%)
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Q2 2015

FMER Guru Trades in Q2 2015

James Barrow 234,189 sh (+996.24%)
David Dreman 584,639 sh (+9.02%)
RS Investment Management 1,276,188 sh (+4.71%)
RS Investment Management 1,276,188 sh (+4.71%)
Mario Gabelli 153,900 sh (-1.09%)
John Keeley 1,957,979 sh (-1.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,527 sh (-20.88%)
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Q3 2015

FMER Guru Trades in Q3 2015

RS Investment Management 1,685,138 sh (+32.04%)
David Dreman 667,407 sh (+14.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,389 sh (+7.48%)
Mario Gabelli 158,100 sh (+2.73%)
James Barrow 234,189 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 1,824,258 sh (-6.83%)
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Q4 2015

FMER Guru Trades in Q4 2015

James Barrow 238,446 sh (+1.82%)
Mario Gabelli 158,100 sh (unchged)
» More
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FMERPRA25.305.81

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.30
FMER's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. FMER: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FMER' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 15.29 Max: 29.68
Current: 14.3
9.1
29.68
Forward P/E 12.52
FMER's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 10.52 vs. FMER: 12.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.30
FMER's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. FMER: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FMER' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.09  Med: 15.27 Max: 29.76
Current: 14.3
9.09
29.76
P/B 1.13
FMER's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 1542 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FMER: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FMER' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.43
Current: 1.13
0.73
2.43
P/S 3.15
FMER's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. FMER: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FMER' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.96 Max: 4.55
Current: 3.15
1.63
4.55
PFCF 11.54
FMER's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. FMER: 11.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FMER' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.87  Med: 12.00 Max: 30.21
Current: 11.54
6.87
30.21
POCF 10.05
FMER's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. FMER: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FMER' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.12  Med: 10.33 Max: 22.65
Current: 10.05
6.12
22.65
EV-to-EBIT 11.44
FMER's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. FMER: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FMER' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 12.50 Max: 23.3
Current: 11.44
6.7
23.3
EV-to-EBITDA 9.39
FMER's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. FMER: 9.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FMER' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 10.80 Max: 19.7
Current: 9.39
5.8
19.7
PEG 1.46
FMER's PEG is ranked lower than
65% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. FMER: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FMER' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.79 Max: 28.39
Current: 1.46
1.08
28.39
Shiller P/E 14.52
FMER's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. FMER: 14.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FMER' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.17  Med: 12.45 Max: 17.3
Current: 14.52
7.17
17.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.40
FMER's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. FMER: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FMER' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 4.07 Max: 8.99
Current: 3.4
2.62
8.99
Dividend Payout 0.48
FMER's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
54% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. FMER: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FMER' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.57 Max: 11.29
Current: 0.48
0.42
11.29
Forward Dividend Yield 3.51
FMER's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 2191 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. FMER: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.98
FMER's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 2446 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FMER: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FMER' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 3.59 Max: 7.92
Current: 2.98
2.31
7.92
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -15.00
FMER's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. FMER: -15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FMER' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: -0.40 Max: 2.3
Current: -15
-15
2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.58
FMER's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FMER: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FMER' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.22 Max: 3.99
Current: 1.58
1.13
3.99
Price/Projected FCF 0.80
FMER's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. FMER: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FMER' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.9
Current: 0.8
0.33
1.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
FMER's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. FMER: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FMER' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.06
0.59
2.15
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.38
FMER's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. FMER: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FMER' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.57 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.38
0.79
3.15
Price/Graham Number 1.00
FMER's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. FMER: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FMER' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.25 Max: 2.53
Current: 1
0.73
2.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.70
FMER's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. FMER: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FMER' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 8.00 Max: 14.8
Current: 8.7
4.3
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.57
FMER's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. FMER: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FMER' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 10.80 Max: 21.4
Current: 17.57
-0.3
21.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1010
EPS $ 1.36
Beta0.91
Short Percentage of Float4.40%
52-Week Range $15.33 - 21.49
Shares Outstanding(Mil)165.76

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,028 1,080
EPS($) 1.35 1.45 1.55
EPS without NRI($) 1.35 1.45 1.55

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
Compare:MTB, USB, PNC, PB, CFR » details
Traded in other countries:FE5.Germany, FMERPRA.USA,
Firstmerit Corp was organized in 1981 under the laws of the State of Ohio, It is a bank holding company. It operates through the Bank and its other subsidiaries, providing banking, fiduciary, financial, insurance and investment services to corporate, institutional and individual customers throughout Ohio, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Western Pennsylvania. The Company manages its operations through the following primary lines of business: Commercial, Retail, and Wealth. Banking services are provided by the Company's national banking subsidiary, FirstMerit Bank. The Bank's trust department offers wealth management and trust services. The majority of its customers are comprised of consumers and small and medium sized businesses. The Bank has a small international department to service clients in its markets. The Company competes with other local, regional and national providers of financial services such as other bank holding companies, commercial banks, savings associations, credit unions, consumer and commercial finance companies, equipment leasing companies, mortgage banking companies, investment brokers and other brokerage institutions, money market and mutual funds and insurance companies. The Company is subject to extensive regulation, examination and supervision under by federal and state law.
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