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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 : 10/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
FNGN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. FNGN: No Debt )
FNGN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.1   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.86
FNGN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FNGN: 0.86 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.86

0.27
0.86
Interest Coverage No Debt
FNGN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. FNGN: No Debt )
FNGN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.08   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

11.08
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 27.47
M-Score: -2.70
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 18.79
FNGN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. FNGN: 18.79 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.26   Max: 18.79
Current: 18.79

-4.26
18.79
Net-margin (%) 12.54
FNGN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. FNGN: 12.54 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.07   Max: 56.88
Current: 12.54

-5.07
56.88
ROE (%) 9.31
FNGN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. FNGN: 9.31 )
FNGN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.07   Max: 34.32
Current: 9.31

-32.07
34.32
ROA (%) 7.97
FNGN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. FNGN: 7.97 )
FNGN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.54   Max: 29.21
Current: 7.97

-8.54
29.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 79.14
FNGN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.29 vs. FNGN: 79.14 )
FNGN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -73.69   Max: 265.21
Current: 79.14

-73.69
265.21
Revenue Growth (%) 22.40
FNGN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FNGN: 22.40 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.4
Current: 22.4

0
22.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 36.80
FNGN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. FNGN: 36.80 )
FNGN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.8
Current: 36.8

0
36.8
EPS Growth (%) -24.00
FNGN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. FNGN: -24.00 )
FNGN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 41.7
Current: -24

0
41.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FNGN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Keeley 38,189 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 87,300 sh (+1.16%)
Chuck Royce 103,800 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 3,115,012 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 400,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 300,609 sh (-49.89%)
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Q2 2013

FNGN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 103,800 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,114,512 sh (-0.02%)
Pioneer Investments 79,800 sh (-8.59%)
RS Investment Management 220,277 sh (-26.72%)
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Q3 2013

FNGN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments 94,363 sh (+18.25%)
Ron Baron 3,198,912 sh (+2.71%)
Chuck Royce 103,800 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 46,792 sh (-78.76%)
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Q4 2013

FNGN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,332 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,018 sh (New)
Jim Simons 75,900 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 84,400 sh (+80.37%)
Pioneer Investments 108,230 sh (+14.7%)
Ron Baron 3,198,912 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 58,431 sh (-43.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FNGN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$33.64 - $47.21 $ 48.0120%0
John Keeley 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$27.74 - $36.22 $ 48.0148%38189
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Guru Investment Theses on Financial Engines, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on Financial Engines Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

Our biggest contributor this quarter was Financial Engines, Inc. (FNGN), which provides personalized independent investment management and advice to employees for their retirement plans. The stock rose 26.0%. Revenues grew an impressive 29% in the first quarter, driven by additional corporate clients, more employee participation and stock market appreciation. The company recently introduced "Income Plus" an alternative to "target date" fund offerings, which is being well received and opens up potential new growth opportunities.

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Financial Engines Inc.
Our biggest contributor this quarter was Financial Engines, Inc. (FNGN), which provides personalized independent investment management and advice to employees for their retirement plans. The stock rose 26.0%. Revenues grew an impressive 29% in the first quarter, driven by additional corporate clients, more employee participation and stock market appreciation. The company recently introduced "Income Plus" an alternative to "target date" fund offerings, which is being well received and opens up potential new growth opportunities. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 85.20
FNGN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. FNGN: 85.20 )
FNGN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.73   Max: 131.04
Current: 85.2

12.73
131.04
P/B 7.70
FNGN's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. FNGN: 7.70 )
FNGN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.28   Max: 11.12
Current: 7.7

3.28
11.12
P/S 10.50
FNGN's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. FNGN: 10.50 )
FNGN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.66   Max: 15.57
Current: 10.5

3.66
15.57
PFCF 51.20
FNGN's PFCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.63 vs. FNGN: 51.20 )
FNGN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 47.8   Max: 135.38
Current: 51.2

47.8
135.38
EV-to-EBIT 47.60
FNGN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. FNGN: 47.60 )
FNGN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.9   Max: 85.9
Current: 47.6

15.9
85.9
PEG 2.30
FNGN's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. FNGN: 2.30 )
FNGN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 2.3
Current: 2.3

1.49
2.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.40
FNGN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
93% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. FNGN: 0.40 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.4

0.12
0.42
Dividend Payout 0.35
FNGN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FNGN: 0.35 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.35

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
FNGN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
92% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. FNGN: 0.40 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.4

0.12
0.42
Share Buyback Rate -5.30
FNGN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. FNGN: -5.30 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -12.9
Current: -5.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 12.70
FNGN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
54% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. FNGN: 12.70 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 9.22   Max: 18.38
Current: 12.7

9.22
18.38
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.20
FNGN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. FNGN: 10.20 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 7.42   Max: 14.72
Current: 10.2

7.42
14.72
Price/Tangible Book 7.80
FNGN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FNGN: 7.80 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 11.28
Current: 7.8

4.9
11.28
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
FNGN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FNGN: 1.40 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.4

0.77
2.01
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.40
FNGN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FNGN: 3.40 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 4.96   Max: 4.96
Current: 3.4

Price/Graham Number 5.30
FNGN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. FNGN: 5.30 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 7.69
Current: 5.3

1.71
7.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
FNGN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
67% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. FNGN: 2.10 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 6.3
Current: 2.1

1.2
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 57.33
FNGN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FNGN: 57.33 )
FNGN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 57.2   Max: 57.4
Current: 57.33

57.2
57.4

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:3FE.Germany
Financial Engines, Inc. was incorporated on May 13, 1996 under the laws of the state of California. The Company provides independent, technology-enabled portfolio management services; investment advice and retirement help to participants in employer-sponsored defined contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans. It helps investors plan for retirement by offering personalized plans for saving and investing, as well as by providing assessments of retirement income needs and readiness, regardless of the investor's personal wealth or investment account size. It uses its proprietary advice technology platform to provide its services to millions of retirement plan participants on a cost-efficient basis. The Company targets three key constituencies in the retirement plan market: plan participants, plan sponsors and plan providers. It offers three main services: Professional Management is a discretionary managed account service designed for plan participants who want affordable, personalized and professional portfolio management services; investment advice and retirement help from an independent investment advisor without the conflicts of interest that could arise when an advisor offers proprietary products. Online Advice is an Internet-based non-discretionary investment advisory service designed for plan participants who manage their portfolios directly and want to receive personalized investment advice. Retirement Evaluation is a retirement readiness assessment provided to plan participants upon plan rollout and generally annually thereafter, together with Professional Management enrollment materials. It provides personalized portfolio management services, investment advice and retirement income services to plan participants through plan providers. The Company maintains an ongoing research program to improve and extend its investment methodologies as well as portfolio management and investment advisory services. Its goal is to increase enrollment by continuing to promote its services to participants. It competes with many investment advice providers competing for business from individual investors, financial advisors and institutional customers. The Company is subject to state and federal regulations related to privacy, data use and security.

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