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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

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 : 2/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LPS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 13,400 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 1,250,000 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 475,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 916,983 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 29,466 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 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%)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Murray Stahl 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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Q1 2014

LPS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LPS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$37.38 - $37.42 $ 37.350%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$37.38 - $37.42 $ 37.350%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Sold Out $37.38 - $37.42 $ 37.350%0
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
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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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Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 1.07
LPS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. LPS: 1.07 )
LPS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.07

Dividend Payout 0.27
LPS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPS: 0.27 )
LPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.27

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.07
LPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. LPS: 1.07 )
LPS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1.07

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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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