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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 0.75
FMER's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1677 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. FMER: 0.75 )
FMER' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.75

Equity to Asset 0.11
FMER's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 2349 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. FMER: 0.11 )
FMER' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.11
Current: 0.11

0.08
0.11
Interest Coverage 5.97
FMER's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FMER: 5.97 )
FMER' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.97
Current: 5.97

0.31
5.97
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.26
WACC vs ROIC
10.48%
8.04%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 32.95
FMER's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.48 vs. FMER: 32.95 )
FMER' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.61   Max: 43
Current: 32.95

18.61
43
Net-margin (%) 23.07
FMER's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.33 vs. FMER: 23.07 )
FMER' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 29.58
Current: 23.07

10.29
29.58
ROE (%) 8.58
FMER's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2380 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. FMER: 8.58 )
FMER' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.78   Max: 20.51
Current: 8.58

7.78
20.51
ROA (%) 0.98
FMER's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2384 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. FMER: 0.98 )
FMER' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.04
Current: 0.98

0.76
2.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 107.16
FMER's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2346 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 86.24 vs. FMER: 107.16 )
FMER' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 83.45   Max: 226.84
Current: 107.16

83.45
226.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
FMER's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FMER: -0.50 )
FMER' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 7.5
Current: -0.5

-2.9
7.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
FMER's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. FMER: 11.70 )
FMER' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.1   Max: 16.4
Current: 11.7

-11.1
16.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
FMER's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1864 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. FMER: 8.10 )
FMER' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 28.2
Current: 8.1

-12.3
28.2
» FMER's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FMER Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 125,900 sh (+18.89%)
Ken Fisher 3,921,477 sh (+14.85%)
David Dreman 353,959 sh (-2.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,796 sh (-5.05%)
RS Investment Management 1,175,590 sh (-7.03%)
John Keeley 780,945 sh (-11.31%)
Jim Simons 152,041 sh (-74.94%)
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Q3 2014

FMER Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,176 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,553 sh (+17.11%)
Mario Gabelli 135,900 sh (+7.94%)
David Dreman 358,530 sh (+1.29%)
John Keeley 771,584 sh (-1.20%)
RS Investment Management 1,154,808 sh (-1.77%)
Jim Simons 51,041 sh (-66.43%)
Ken Fisher 666,546 sh (-83.00%)
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Q4 2014

FMER Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Keeley 1,511,759 sh (+95.93%)
David Dreman 494,501 sh (+37.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,560 sh (+21.33%)
Mario Gabelli 155,900 sh (+14.72%)
RS Investment Management 1,156,099 sh (+0.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2015

FMER Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 155,600 sh (-0.19%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FMERPRA24.805.89

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.80
FMER's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. FMER: 13.80 )
FMER' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 29.68
Current: 13.8

9.1
29.68
Forward P/E 12.44
FMER's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMER: 12.44 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.00
FMER's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. FMER: 14.00 )
FMER' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.09   Max: 29.76
Current: 14

9.09
29.76
P/B 1.20
FMER's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FMER: 1.20 )
FMER' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.45
Current: 1.2

0.73
2.45
P/S 2.98
FMER's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. FMER: 2.98 )
FMER' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.62
Current: 2.98

1.63
4.62
PFCF 14.60
FMER's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMER: 14.60 )
FMER' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.87   Max: 30.21
Current: 14.6

6.87
30.21
POCF 11.39
FMER's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 81.00 vs. FMER: 11.39 )
FMER' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.12   Max: 22.65
Current: 11.39

6.12
22.65
EV-to-EBIT 10.46
FMER's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. FMER: 10.46 )
FMER' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 23.3
Current: 10.46

6.7
23.3
PEG 1.46
FMER's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMER: 1.46 )
FMER' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 43.06
Current: 1.46

1.02
43.06
Shiller P/E 16.10
FMER's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMER: 16.10 )
FMER' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.11   Max: 19.12
Current: 16.1

8.11
19.12
Days Sales Outstanding 442.18
FMER's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMER: 442.18 )
FMER' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 90.59   Max: 452.53
Current: 442.18

90.59
452.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.37
FMER's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 2226 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. FMER: 3.37 )
FMER' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 8.99
Current: 3.37

2.62
8.99
Dividend Payout 0.46
FMER's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. FMER: 0.46 )
FMER' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.46

0.46
1.09
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.91
FMER's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2235 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. FMER: 2.91 )
FMER' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 7.92
Current: 2.91

2.31
7.92
Share Buyback Rate -15.00
FMER's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. FMER: -15.00 )
FMER' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.3   Max: -15
Current: -15

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
FMER's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FMER: 1.60 )
FMER' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 3.03
Current: 1.6

1.32
3.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
FMER's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMER: 0.80 )
FMER' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.8

0.41
1.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
FMER's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FMER: 1.00 )
FMER' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.83
Current: 1

0.75
1.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
FMER's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMER: 1.20 )
FMER' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.2

0.96
2.15
Price/Graham Number 1.00
FMER's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FMER: 1.00 )
FMER' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.96
Current: 1

0.83
1.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
FMER's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2352 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. FMER: 9.70 )
FMER' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 14.8
Current: 9.7

4.3
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.39
FMER's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.15 vs. FMER: 18.39 )
FMER' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 21.4
Current: 18.39

-0.7
21.4

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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