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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.29
MDC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. MDC: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MDC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.31 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.29
0.04
1.52
Equity to Asset 0.52
MDC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MDC: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MDC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.52
0.35
0.55
Interest Coverage N/A
MDC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. MDC: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MDC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.37  Med: 113.05 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.65
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
5.75%
2.27%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.65
MDC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MDC: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MDC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.29  Med: 0.90 Max: 9.27
Current: 3.65
-9.29
9.27
Net-margin (%) 3.56
MDC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. MDC: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MDC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: 3.15 Max: 19.3
Current: 3.56
-26.1
19.3
ROE (%) 5.30
MDC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. MDC: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MDC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.02  Med: 3.72 Max: 30.03
Current: 5.3
-35.02
30.03
ROA (%) 2.79
MDC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. MDC: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MDC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: 1.78 Max: 13.85
Current: 2.79
-18.4
13.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.47
MDC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. MDC: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.12  Med: 2.48 Max: 16.87
Current: 6.47
-36.12
16.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
MDC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MDC: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.2  Med: 16.30 Max: 25.9
Current: 16.3
-43.2
25.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.60
MDC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. MDC: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.7  Med: 22.80 Max: 56.7
Current: 15.6
-70.7
56.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.40
MDC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. MDC: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.6  Med: 22.70 Max: 63
Current: 1.4
-53.6
63
» MDC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-05)


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

MDC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Charles Brandes 920,993 sh (+2.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,900 sh (+1.28%)
John Buckingham 271,020 sh (+0.77%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 743,450 sh (-7.11%)
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Q3 2015

MDC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ken Fisher 120,683 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Charles Brandes 916,481 sh (-0.49%)
John Buckingham 268,121 sh (-1.07%)
Chuck Royce 676,450 sh (-9.01%)
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Q4 2015

MDC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 18,500 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 148,794 sh (+23.29%)
Charles Brandes 1,100,981 sh (+20.13%)
John Buckingham 261,183 sh (-2.59%)
Chuck Royce 595,450 sh (-11.97%)
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Q1 2016

MDC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Fisher 148,794 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.37
MDC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. MDC: 18.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MDC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 15.93 Max: 150.44
Current: 18.37
3.99
150.44
Forward P/E 10.38
MDC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. MDC: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.37
MDC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
64% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. MDC: 18.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MDC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 15.94 Max: 140.07
Current: 18.37
3.99
140.07
P/B 0.96
MDC's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. MDC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MDC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.37
Current: 0.96
0.79
2.37
P/S 0.66
MDC's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. MDC: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MDC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.66
0.36
2.09
POCF 3515.70
MDC's POCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. MDC: 3515.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MDC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 3.40 Max: 3748.57
Current: 3515.7
1.54
3748.57
EV-to-EBIT 18.50
MDC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. MDC: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MDC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78  Med: 4.80 Max: 144.7
Current: 18.5
-78
144.7
EV-to-EBITDA 17.78
MDC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. MDC: 17.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MDC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.7  Med: 4.50 Max: 103.5
Current: 17.78
-129.7
103.5
Current Ratio 8.96
MDC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. MDC: 8.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MDC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 5.14 Max: 8.96
Current: 8.96
2.38
8.96
Quick Ratio 1.30
MDC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MDC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MDC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.10 Max: 5.06
Current: 1.3
0.17
5.06
Days Inventory 401.10
MDC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 82.31 vs. MDC: 401.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MDC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 287.35  Med: 323.81 Max: 417.02
Current: 401.1
287.35
417.02
Days Sales Outstanding 4.60
MDC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 47.98 vs. MDC: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MDC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 5.78 Max: 17.91
Current: 4.6
3.25
17.91
Days Payable 9.49
MDC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
88% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 41.05 vs. MDC: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MDC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 12.09 Max: 27.24
Current: 9.49
4.1
27.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.05
MDC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. MDC: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MDC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.84 Max: 6.04
Current: 4.05
0.64
6.04
Dividend Payout 0.75
MDC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. MDC: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MDC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.07 Max: 1.9
Current: 0.75
0.04
1.9
Forward Dividend Yield 4.03
MDC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. MDC: 4.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.05
MDC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MDC: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MDC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.84 Max: 6.04
Current: 4.05
0.64
6.04
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.80
MDC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. MDC: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MDC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: -0.70 Max: 1.9
Current: -0.8
-3.3
1.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.33
MDC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. MDC: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
MDC' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.65
Current: 1.33
1.21
2.65
Price/Tangible Book 0.96
MDC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MDC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MDC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.96
0.73
2.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.74
MDC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MDC: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MDC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.74
0.23
1.83
Price/Graham Number 0.88
MDC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. MDC: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MDC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.89
Current: 0.88
0.4
1.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.41
MDC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MDC: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 6.40 Max: 25.9
Current: 5.41
0.7
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.82
MDC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. MDC: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MDC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.1  Med: 15.20 Max: 36.8
Current: 4.82
-16.1
36.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1850
EPS $ 1.34
Beta1.08
Short Percentage of Float9.33%
52-Week Range $19.28 - 31.23
Shares Outstanding(Mil)48.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,414 2,640
EPS($) 2.08 2.39
EPS without NRI($) 2.08 2.39

Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
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Traded in other countries:MDH.Germany,
M D C Holdings Inc was incorporated on May 17, 1985. The Company operates in two primary operations, homebuilding and financial services. Its homebuilding segments have operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, (which includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey), Nevada, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The primary functions of its homebuilding segments include land acquisition and development, home construction, purchasing, marketing, merchandising, sales and customer service. The Company builds and sell primarily single-family detached homes, which are designed and built to meet local customer preferences. The Company is a general contractor for all of its projects and retain subcontractors for site development and home construction. The Company's financial service operations consist of HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, which originates mortgage loans, primarily for its homebuyers, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc., which offers third-party insurance products to its homebuyers, and American Home Title and Escrow Company, which provides title agency services to the Company and its homebuyers in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and Virginia. The financial services operations also include Allegiant Insurance Company, Inc., A Risk Retention Group, which provides insurance coverage primarily to its home building subsidiaries and certain subcontractors for homes sold by its home building subsidiaries and for work performed in completing subdivisions, and Star American Insurance Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MDC which is a re-insurer of Allegiant claims. The Company is a general contractor for all of its projects and retains subcontractors for land development and home construction. The financial services of the Company include subsidiary businesses which mainly provide mortgage financing, title insurance and homeowner insurance for its homebuyers. In its homebuilding segments, its functions include land acquisition and development, home construction, purchasing, sales and marketing, and customer service. Generally, it builds single-family detached homes in a number of standardized series, designed to provide variety in the size and style of homes for its potential home buyers. Within each series, it builds several different floor plans offering standard and optional features. HomeAmerican is a full-service mortgage lender and the principal originator of mortgage loans for its homebuyers. HomeAmerican competes with other mortgage bankers to arrange financing for its homebuyers. The Companys business is subject to numerous federal, local and state laws and regulations concerning land development, construction of homes, sales, mortgage lending, environmental and other aspects of its business.
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