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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.30
MDC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MDC: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MDC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.14 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.3
0.03
1.61
Equity to Asset 0.53
MDC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. MDC: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MDC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.53
0.29
0.57
Interest Coverage 177.21
MDC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 125.45 vs. MDC: 177.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MDC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.41  Med: 31.13 Max: 177.21
Current: 177.21
4.41
177.21
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.80
M-Score: -1.97
WACC vs ROIC
9.13%
3.94%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.43
MDC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MDC: 6.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.41  Med: 6.90 Max: 16.53
Current: 6.43
-27.41
16.53
Net-margin (%) 3.44
MDC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. MDC: 3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26.1  Med: 4.10 Max: 18.71
Current: 3.44
-26.1
18.71
ROE (%) 4.91
MDC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. MDC: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.02  Med: 10.42 Max: 32.13
Current: 4.91
-35.02
32.13
ROA (%) 2.42
MDC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. MDC: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.4  Med: 5.43 Max: 16.44
Current: 2.42
-18.4
16.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.36
MDC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. MDC: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -38.6  Med: 16.87 Max: 39.86
Current: 6.36
-38.6
39.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 25.70
MDC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MDC: 25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.2  Med: 15.70 Max: 26
Current: 25.7
-43.2
26
» MDC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MDC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 722,350 sh (+16.35%)
John Buckingham 207,236 sh (+1.26%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Charles Brandes 36,735 sh (-2.21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,900 sh (-48.12%)
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Q3 2014

MDC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Charles Brandes 229,960 sh (+526.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,400 sh (+50.72%)
John Buckingham 206,366 sh (-0.42%)
Chuck Royce 688,350 sh (-4.71%)
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Q4 2014

MDC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Charles Brandes 760,804 sh (+230.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,900 sh (+43.27%)
John Buckingham 214,192 sh (+3.79%)
Chuck Royce 711,150 sh (+3.31%)
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Q1 2015

MDC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 152,266 sh (New)
John Buckingham 268,945 sh (+25.56%)
Charles Brandes 898,524 sh (+18.10%)
Chuck Royce 800,350 sh (+12.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,800 sh (-47.65%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.50
MDC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. MDC: 24.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MDC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 11.85 Max: 150.44
Current: 24.5
3.99
150.44
Forward P/E 15.97
MDC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. MDC: 15.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.30
MDC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
68% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. MDC: 25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MDC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 11.85 Max: 140.07
Current: 25.3
3.99
140.07
P/B 1.19
MDC's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. MDC: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MDC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.41
Current: 1.19
0.84
2.41
P/S 0.83
MDC's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. MDC: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MDC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.83
0.36
2.11
EV-to-EBIT 22.41
MDC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.17 vs. MDC: 22.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MDC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -811  Med: 4.30 Max: 94.4
Current: 22.41
-811
94.4
Shiller P/E 26.31
MDC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 22.26 vs. MDC: 26.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MDC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.17  Med: 14.57 Max: 1507
Current: 26.31
6.17
1507
Current Ratio 8.13
MDC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MDC: 8.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MDC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.76  Med: 4.33 Max: 11.93
Current: 8.13
1.76
11.93
Quick Ratio 1.28
MDC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. MDC: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MDC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.60 Max: 6.35
Current: 1.28
0.16
6.35
Days Inventory 418.23
MDC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 79.95 vs. MDC: 418.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MDC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 152.84  Med: 272.78 Max: 410.26
Current: 418.23
152.84
410.26
Days Sales Outstanding 7.20
MDC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 48.05 vs. MDC: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MDC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 4.07 Max: 18.21
Current: 7.2
0.45
18.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.34
MDC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. MDC: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MDC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.60 Max: 6.04
Current: 3.34
0.53
6.04
Dividend Payout 0.82
MDC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
72% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. MDC: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MDC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.07 Max: 6.25
Current: 0.82
0.03
6.25
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.34
MDC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. MDC: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MDC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.60 Max: 6.04
Current: 3.34
0.53
6.04
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
MDC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. MDC: -1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MDC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9  Med: -0.70 Max: -3.3
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.65
MDC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. MDC: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
MDC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.14
Current: 1.65
0.74
3.14
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
MDC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MDC: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MDC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.26
Current: 1.2
0.59
2.26
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
MDC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MDC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MDC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.18
Current: 0.96
0.19
2.18
Price/Graham Number 1.14
MDC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
56% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MDC: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MDC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.68 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.14
0.4
3.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.58
MDC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MDC: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 6.75 Max: 25.9
Current: 4.58
1.1
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.33
MDC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. MDC: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MDC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -16.1  Med: 16.20 Max: 36.8
Current: 2.33
-16.1
36.8

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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