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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
LPS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. LPS: 0.19 )
LPS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19

Equity to Asset 0.27
LPS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LPS: 0.27 )
LPS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.27

0.07
0.85
Interest Coverage 2.65
LPS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. LPS: 2.65 )
LPS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.65

2.65
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.55
M-Score: -2.73
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.66
LPS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. LPS: 11.66 )
LPS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.66   Max: 25.08
Current: 11.66

11.66
25.08
Net-margin (%) 3.52
LPS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. LPS: 3.52 )
LPS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.52   Max: 15.19
Current: 3.52

3.52
15.19
ROE (%) 12.96
LPS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. LPS: 12.96 )
LPS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.74   Max: 120.79
Current: 12.96

12.74
120.79
ROA (%) 2.88
LPS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. LPS: 2.88 )
LPS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.88   Max: 13.43
Current: 2.88

2.88
13.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 62.63
LPS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.29 vs. LPS: 62.63 )
LPS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 62.63   Max: 202.01
Current: 62.63

62.63
202.01
Revenue Growth (%) -1.50
LPS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. LPS: -1.50 )
LPS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 17.5
Current: -1.5

-1.5
17.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -15.80
LPS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. LPS: -15.80 )
LPS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.3
Current: -15.8

0
13.3
EPS Growth (%) -33.90
LPS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. LPS: -33.90 )
LPS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.9   Max: 11.9
Current: -33.9

-33.9
11.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LPS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 451,100 sh (+335%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,217 sh (+139.5%)
Chuck Royce 597,600 sh (+16.4%)
Steven Cohen 342,696 sh (+15.02%)
Murray Stahl 29,466 sh (+3.33%)
Westport Asset Management 595,545 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Q2 2013

LPS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 475,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 916,983 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 13,400 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 1,250,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 29,466 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 416,700 sh (-7.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 25,196 sh (-30.43%)
Westport Asset Management 60,545 sh (-89.83%)
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Q3 2013

LPS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 29,600 sh (+120.9%)
Jim Simons 769,800 sh (+84.74%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 800,000 sh (+68.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 25,500 sh (+1.21%)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 910,232 sh (-0.74%)
Westport Asset Management 50,256 sh (-16.99%)
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Q4 2013

LPS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 1,159 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,014,900 sh (+31.84%)
Westport Asset Management 50,256 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 25,461 sh (-0.15%)
Mario Gabelli 26,000 sh (-12.16%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LPS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$32.95 - $37.58 $ 37.358%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$32.95 - $37.58 $ 37.358%1159
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 68.42%0.03%$31.9 - $33.28 $ 37.3515%800000
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 120.9%$31.9 - $33.28 $ 37.3515%29600
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy0.05%$24.45 - $33.49 $ 37.3528%475000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -30.43%0.01%$24.45 - $33.49 $ 37.3528%25196
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$24.45 - $33.49 $ 37.3528%13400
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 139.5%0.03%$22.18 - $25.88 $ 37.3554%36217
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -68.72%0.06%$23.21 - $30.63 $ 37.3544%15122
Chuck Akre 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.24%$23.88 - $29.6 $ 37.3541%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -33.11%0.04%$23.88 - $29.6 $ 37.3541%48350
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -61.06%0.26%$21.34 - $26.78 $ 37.3555%72288
Chuck Akre 2012-03-31 New Buy0.37%$14.4 - $25.93 $ 37.3596%140000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -46.33%0.29%$14.4 - $25.93 $ 37.3596%185663
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 413.73%0.72%$19.64 - $32.59 $ 37.3540%306968
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$19.64 - $32.59 $ 37.3540%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $19.64 - $32.59 $ 37.3540%0
Daniel Loeb 2011-03-31 Sold Out 2.83%$29.35 - $34.16 $ 37.3516%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Reduce -63.45%1.01%$29.35 - $34.16 $ 37.3516%59753
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -61.02%$29.35 - $34.16 $ 37.3516%6900
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $29.35 - $34.16 $ 37.3516%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Lender Processing Services, Inc.

Westport Asset Management Comments on Lender Processing Services Inc. - Aug 08, 2013

The customers of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) are mortgage originators and servicers. The company supplies information technology "IT" to enable efficient mortgage processing and provides services that allow the customers to outsource many associated functions. Some of the services entangled the company in "robo signing" and the resulting lawsuits caused a sharp decline in its share price. In time most of the legal issues were resolved and its former parent Fidelity National Financial, Inc. decided the IT segment would enhance its product offerings, while substantial savings were available in merging its mortgage services with those of Lender Processing Services, Inc. Since the acquisition proposal is for cash and FidelityNational Financial, Inc. common stock, an analysis of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. was undertaken. The conclusion was that the new company is not attractive at this time. Consequently, holdings in Lender Processing Services, Inc. with a duration greater than one year were liquidated.

From Westport Asset Management's second quarter 2013 letter.


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Westport Asset Management Comments on Lender Processing Services Inc.
The customers of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) are mortgage originators and servicers. The company supplies information technology "IT" to enable efficient mortgage processing and provides services that allow the customers to outsource many associated functions. Some of the services entangled the company in "robo signing" and the resulting lawsuits caused a sharp decline in its share price. In time most of the legal issues were resolved and its former parent Fidelity National Financial, Inc. decided the IT segment would enhance its product offerings, while substantial savings were available in merging its mortgage services with those of Lender Processing Services, Inc. Since the acquisition proposal is for cash and FidelityNational Financial, Inc. common stock, an analysis of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. was undertaken. The conclusion was that the new company is not attractive at this time. Consequently, holdings in Lender Processing Services, Inc. with a duration greater than one year were liquidated. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.90
LPS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. LPS: 28.90 )
LPS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.42   Max: 82.8
Current: 28.9

6.42
82.8
P/B 4.95
LPS's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LPS: 4.95 )
LPS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 22.78
Current: 4.95

1.71
22.78
P/S 1.71
LPS's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. LPS: 1.71 )
LPS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.71

0.56
2.58
PFCF 39.73
LPS's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.63 vs. LPS: 39.73 )
LPS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.31   Max: 42.62
Current: 39.73

3.31
42.62
EV-to-EBIT 15.59
LPS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. LPS: 15.59 )
LPS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 31.4
Current: 15.59

5.4
31.4
Shiller P/E 16.92
LPS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. LPS: 16.92 )
LPS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 17.01
Current: 16.92

9.32
17.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.07
LPS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. LPS: 1.07 )
LPS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.92
Current: 1.07

0.34
2.92
Dividend Payout 0.27
LPS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LPS: 0.27 )
LPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.03
Current: 0.27

0.12
3.03
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.29
LPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. LPS: 4.29 )
LPS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 11.7
Current: 4.29

1.36
11.7
Share Buyback Rate 4.10
LPS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LPS: 4.10 )
LPS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 0.5
Current: 4.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
LPS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LPS: 0.90 )
LPS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.9

0.53
0.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
LPS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LPS: 1.30 )
LPS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.3

0.44
1.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
LPS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. LPS: 6.40 )
LPS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 18.7
Current: 6.4

3.2
18.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.76
LPS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LPS: 1.76 )
LPS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 75.3
Current: 1.76

3.5
75.3

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:L30.Germany
Lender Processing Services, Inc. was formed as a Delaware corporation in December 2007. The Company is a provider of integrated technology, data and services to the mortgage lending industry in mortgage processing in the U.S. It has two reporting segments, Technology, Data and Analytics and Loan Transaction Services. Its Technology, Data and Analytics segment offers software systems and information solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business across the life cycle of a mortgage. The primary applications and services for Company's technology businesses include servicing technology, default technology, origination technology, and its data and analytics services include alternative valuation services and data and information. The Company's Transaction Services segment offers customized outsourced business process and information solutions. The primary application and services of its origination services businesses include Settlement and title agency services, appraisal services, other origination services. The Company's default management services include: foreclosure management services, including access to a nationwide network of independent attorneys, document preparation and recording and other services; property inspection and preservation services, designed to preserve the value of properties securing defaulted loans; and asset management services, providing disposition services for its customers' real estate owned properties through a network of independent real estate brokers, attorneys and other vendors to facilitate the transaction. Corporate overhead costs and other operations that are not included in its operating segments are included in Corporate and Other.

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