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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.40
HRB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. HRB: 0.40 )
HRB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.4

Equity to Asset 0.20
HRB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. HRB: 0.20 )
HRB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.2

0.04
0.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.86
M-Score: -3.29
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.97
HRB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. HRB: 23.97 )
HRB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.02   Max: 30.47
Current: 23.97

15.02
30.47
Net-margin (%) 14.93
HRB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. HRB: 14.93 )
HRB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.78   Max: 30.88
Current: 14.93

-10.78
30.88
ROE (%) 34.34
HRB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. HRB: 34.34 )
HRB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.25   Max: 36.59
Current: 34.34

-31.25
36.59
ROA (%) 9.56
HRB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. HRB: 9.56 )
HRB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.75   Max: 13.5
Current: 9.56

-5.75
13.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 260.07
HRB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. HRB: 260.07 )
HRB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 34.16   Max: 438.49
Current: 260.07

34.16
438.49
Revenue Growth (%) -3.10
HRB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. HRB: -3.10 )
HRB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 33.6
Current: -3.1

-8.7
33.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.00
HRB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. HRB: 2.00 )
HRB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.6   Max: 40.4
Current: 2

-14.6
40.4
EPS Growth (%) 5.00
HRB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. HRB: 5.00 )
HRB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -16   Max: 37.3
Current: 5

-16
37.3
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

HRB Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Julian Robertson 849,200 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 73,842 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 6,754,940 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 418,292 sh (+1084.46%)
Mario Gabelli 345,200 sh (+23.71%)
Andreas Halvorsen 25,300,178 sh (+10.08%)
Steve Mandel 150,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund Sold Out
Private Capital Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 372,950 sh (-4.31%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,614,721 sh (-12.11%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,158,143 sh (-79.97%)
John Hussman 4,000 sh (-99.6%)
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Q2 2013

HRB Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 28,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,642,300 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 32,343 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 7,636,044 sh (+13.04%)
Mario Gabelli 365,500 sh (+5.88%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,549,721 sh (-1.16%)
Julian Robertson 778,600 sh (-8.31%)
Andreas Halvorsen 21,995,365 sh (-13.06%)
Jeff Auxier 312,500 sh (-16.21%)
Steven Cohen 148,335 sh (-64.54%)
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Q3 2013

HRB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 76,600 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,402,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,626,700 sh (+59.94%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,625,500 sh (+1.37%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 311,400 sh (-0.35%)
Mario Gabelli 356,290 sh (-2.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 29,722 sh (-8.1%)
Julian Robertson 711,700 sh (-8.59%)
Andreas Halvorsen 16,229,237 sh (-26.22%)
Steven Cohen 97,268 sh (-34.43%)
Steve Mandel 2,303,844 sh (-69.83%)
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Q4 2013

HRB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 215,062 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 17,570,779 sh (+8.27%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,671,800 sh (+0.82%)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 311,340 sh (-0.02%)
Mario Gabelli 353,840 sh (-0.69%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,056,100 sh (-24.71%)
Ray Dalio 30,866 sh (-59.7%)
Steven Cohen 16,107 sh (-83.44%)
Jim Simons 326,700 sh (-87.56%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HRB

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.9%$27.2 - $29.62 $ 28.2-1%0
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.27%$27.2 - $29.62 $ 28.2-1%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -59.7%0.01%$27.2 - $29.62 $ 28.2-1%30866
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Reduce -69.83%0.7%$26.05 - $31.99 $ 28.2-3%2303844
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Reduce -8.59%0.23%$26.05 - $31.99 $ 28.2-3%711700
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$26.05 - $31.99 $ 28.2-3%76600
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.31%0.28%$26.7 - $29.9 $ 28.2-1%778600
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Add 13.04%0.12%$26.7 - $29.9 $ 28.2-1%7636044
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$26.7 - $29.9 $ 28.2-1%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out $26.7 - $29.9 $ 28.2-1%0
Julian Robertson 2013-03-31 New Buy3.4%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%849200
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 New Buy1%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%6754940
Yacktman Fund 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%0
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.96%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.95%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%0
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -99.6%0.49%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%4000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%73842
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 23.71%0.01%$18.57 - $29.42 $ 28.218%345200
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 35.30
HRB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. HRB: 35.30 )
HRB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.32   Max: 42.01
Current: 35.3

7.32
42.01
P/B 12.90
HRB's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. HRB: 12.90 )
HRB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 14.75
Current: 12.9

3.2
14.75
P/S 2.90
HRB's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. HRB: 2.90 )
HRB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3.53
Current: 2.9

0.97
3.53
PFCF 14.80
HRB's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.93 vs. HRB: 14.80 )
HRB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.68   Max: 2632.5
Current: 14.8

2.68
2632.5
EV-to-EBIT 20.00
HRB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. HRB: 20.00 )
HRB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 32.6
Current: 20

5.1
32.6
Shiller P/E 23.60
HRB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.70 vs. HRB: 23.60 )
HRB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.55   Max: 60.04
Current: 23.6

14.55
60.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.80
HRB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. HRB: 2.80 )
HRB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 5.57
Current: 2.8

1.27
5.57
Dividend Payout 0.85
HRB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
67% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. HRB: 0.85 )
HRB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 6
Current: 0.85

0.06
6
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
HRB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. HRB: 10.10 )
HRB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 13.7
Current: 10.1

-13.1
13.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.08
HRB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. HRB: 4.08 )
HRB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 8.11
Current: 4.08

1.85
8.11
Share Buyback Rate 6.30
HRB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. HRB: 6.30 )
HRB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.2   Max: -4
Current: 6.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
HRB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HRB: 0.90 )
HRB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 9.42
Current: 0.9

0.93
9.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
HRB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HRB: 1.60 )
HRB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 5.11
Current: 1.6

0.57
5.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
HRB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. HRB: 5.00 )
HRB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 19.6
Current: 5

3.1
19.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.52
HRB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. HRB: 1.52 )
HRB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.5   Max: 32.7
Current: 1.52

-16.5
32.7

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
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Traded in other countries:HRB.Germany
H&R Block Inc was organized as a corporation in 1955 under the laws of the State of Missouri and has subsidiaries that provide tax preparation and banking services. Its Tax Services segment provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital tax solutions and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public in the United States (U.S.) and its territories, Canada and Australia. This segment also offers financial services through H&R Block Bank (HRB Bank). Through ownership of HRB Bank, it is a savings and loan holding company (SLHC) regulated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve). The Company provides tax return preparation and related services and products to the general public in the U.S. and its territories, Canada, and Australia. Major revenue sources include fees earned for tax preparation and related services performed at company-owned retail tax offices, royalties from franchises, sales of tax preparation software, online tax preparation fees and fees for complementary services. HRB Bank also offers traditional banking services including checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts and certificates of deposit. In addition to its retail offices, it offers a number of digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax preparation alternatives. It also offers online tax services, from tax advice to complete professional and DIY tax return preparation and electronic filing, through its website at www.hrblock.com. Services available at this website allow clients to prepare their federal and state income tax returns using the H&R Block At Home Online Tax Program, access tax tips, advice and tax-related news, and use calculators for tax planning. The Company also develops and markets H&R Block At Home income tax preparation software. H&R Block At Home offers step-by-step tax preparation interview, data imports from money management software, calculations, completion of the appropriate tax forms, error checking and electronic filing. Its software may be purchased online, through third-party retail stores or via direct mail. It develops and offers applications for mobile devices which provide tax and related services to clients, including online tax preparation and tools that complement its tax preparation software. In addition to its tax services, it also offers clients a number of additional services, including refund anticipation checks that include a fee deduction feature (RACs), H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit (EAs), prepaid debit cards, its Peace of Mind (POM) guarantee, credit cards, and, for its Canadian clients, a refund discount (CashBack) program. U.S. federal legislation requires income tax return preparers to, among other things, set forth their signatures and identification numbers, including their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), on all tax returns prepared by them and retain all tax returns prepared by them for three

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