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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
MRGE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. MRGE: 0.08 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.12
MRGE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MRGE: 0.12 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.12

0.12
0.89
Interest Coverage 0.45
MRGE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. MRGE: 0.45 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.45

0.2
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -1.43
M-Score: -3.01
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 (%) 4.23
MRGE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. MRGE: 4.23 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -339.18   Max: 17.53
Current: 4.23

-339.18
17.53
Net-margin (%) -16.83
MRGE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. MRGE: -16.83 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -348.38   Max: 18.05
Current: -16.83

-348.38
18.05
ROE (%) -86.98
MRGE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. MRGE: -86.98 )
MRGE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -703   Max: 20.6
Current: -86.98

-703
20.6
ROA (%) -10.19
MRGE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. MRGE: -10.19 )
MRGE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -278.36   Max: 13.32
Current: -10.19

-278.36
13.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 206.94
MRGE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. MRGE: 206.94 )
MRGE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6398.15   Max: 261.74
Current: 206.94

-6398.15
261.74
Revenue Growth (%) 12.20
MRGE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MRGE: 12.20 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.7   Max: 36.1
Current: 12.2

-28.7
36.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -37.00
MRGE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MRGE: -37.00 )
MRGE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37   Max: 97.6
Current: -37

-37
97.6
EPS Growth (%) 3.40
MRGE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. MRGE: 3.40 )
MRGE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 170.5
Current: 3.4

0
170.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MRGE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 22,181 sh (New)
Jim Simons 187,118 sh (+977.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 141,623 sh (+144.05%)
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Q2 2013

MRGE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 230,773 sh (+62.95%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2013

MRGE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 229,783 sh (-0.43%)
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Q4 2013

MRGE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 27,596 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 117,280 sh (-48.96%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MRGE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -48.96%0.01%$2.15 - $2.78 $ 2.430%117280
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 62.95%0.01%$2.91 - $3.67 $ 2.43-26%230773
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 144.05%0.01%$2.35 - $2.97 $ 2.43-9%141623
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$2.45 - $3.79 $ 2.43-23%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$2.45 - $3.79 $ 2.43-23%58031
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.04%$2.87 - $4 $ 2.43-26%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$2.87 - $4 $ 2.43-26%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 151.43%0.02%$4.54 - $6.76 $ 2.43-56%79092
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$4.4 - $6.95 $ 2.43-57%31457
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $4.69 - $6.07 $ 2.43-54%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$3.41 - $5.26 $ 2.43-46%18600
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Ratios

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industry
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P/B 5.10
MRGE's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. MRGE: 5.10 )
MRGE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 19.39
Current: 5.1

0.56
19.39
P/S 1.00
MRGE's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. MRGE: 1.00 )
MRGE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 11.94
Current: 1

0.24
11.94
PFCF 11.60
MRGE's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. MRGE: 11.60 )
MRGE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 280
Current: 11.6

9.9
280
EV-to-EBIT 45.50
MRGE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. MRGE: 45.50 )
MRGE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.8   Max: 1533.3
Current: 45.5

12.8
1533.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.10
MRGE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
73% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MRGE: 5.10 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 26.64
Current: 5.1

1.15
26.64
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
MRGE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MRGE: 0.40 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.85
Current: 0.4

0.17
4.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.20
MRGE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MRGE: 2.20 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.8
Current: 2.2

0.1
7.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.88
MRGE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. MRGE: -6.88 )
MRGE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 5.2
Current: -6.88

-14.4
5.2

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Health Information Services
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Traded in other countries:MRJ.Germany
Merge Healthcare Inc., was founded in 1987 and is incorporated in Delaware. The Company develops software solutions that facilitate the sharing of images to create a more effective and efficient electronic healthcare experience for patients and physicians. Its solutions are designed to help solve some of the difficult challenges in health information exchange today, such as the incorporation of medical images and diagnostic information into broader healthcare IT applications, the interoperability of proprietary software solutions, and the ability to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of its customers' businesses. The Company's solutions optimize processes for healthcare providers ranging in size from single provider practices to large health systems, to the sponsors of clinical trials and medical device manufacturers. These solutions are licensed by more than 1,500 hospitals, 6,000 clinics and labs, 250 medical device manufacturers and by top pharmaceutical companies. It operates in two reportable segments: Merge Healthcare mainly generates revenue from the sale of software (including upgrades); hardware, professional services, maintenance and electronic data interchange (EDI) services. Merge DNA derives the vast majority of its revenue from software, professional services and hosting through subscription arrangements. Its product portfolio provide a range of products and services to its customers, including Image Interoperability Platform - iConnect: This interoperability and connectivity platform enables hospitals, imaging centers, Integrated Delivery Networks and Health Information Exchanges to create information exchanges within their environments and with other entities.,Clinical and Financial Information Systems - Digital Imaging Solutions: Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), specialty workstations and related applications manage the image workflow of a medical enterprise; Clinical information systems: These systems provide a complete electronic record of a medical procedure across a variety of specialties - including Merge OrthoEMR for orthopaedics, and Merge RIS for radiology; Revenue Cycle Management: It offer software and services for the revenue cycle management of physician practices, Software Development Toolkits, Technologies and Platforms - Merge toolkits, technologies and platforms provide software developers with the necessary resources to assist in the timely development of new products and enhance existing products and Hosted Software Solutions for Clinical Trial Data Management - It provide hosted software solutions for the collection, aggregation, analysis, reporting and overall management of clinical trials information. Its strategy is to be a provider of integrated, global healthcare IT solutions and services that improve the exchange of healthcare information. It is subject to regulation in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including periodic FDA inspections, in

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