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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 0.12
MTH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. MTH: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MTH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.48
MTH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MTH: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MTH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.48
0.34
0.95
Interest Coverage 16.97
MTH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 19.97 vs. MTH: 16.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MTH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 12.86 Max: N/A
Current: 16.97
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.25
M-Score: -2.03
WACC vs ROIC
6.54%
7.01%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.78
MTH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. MTH: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MTH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.66  Med: 4.37 Max: 10.59
Current: 7.78
-15.66
10.59
Net-margin (%) 5.02
MTH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. MTH: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MTH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.17  Med: 2.87 Max: 8.73
Current: 5.02
-19.17
8.73
ROE (%) 11.54
MTH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. MTH: 11.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MTH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.44  Med: 6.16 Max: 24.26
Current: 11.54
-46.44
24.26
ROA (%) 5.37
MTH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. MTH: 5.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MTH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.99  Med: 2.86 Max: 10.88
Current: 5.37
-18.99
10.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 655.73
MTH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. MTH: 655.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MTH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1254.76  Med: 217.47 Max: 1019.46
Current: 655.73
-1254.76
1019.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.50
MTH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MTH: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MTH' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.7  Med: 25.2 Max: 404.9
Current: 21.5
-37.7
404.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 44.10
MTH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. MTH: 44.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MTH' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 51.8 Max: 143.3
Current: 44.1
14.8
143.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
MTH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MTH: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MTH' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.7  Med: 32.7 Max: 224.4
Current: 1
-59.7
224.4
» MTH's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-29)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

MTH Guru Trades in Q3 2015

David Dreman 4,365 sh (+41.58%)
Ken Heebner 380,000 sh (+8.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,702,504 sh (-3.02%)
Scott Black 120,115 sh (-3.67%)
Chuck Royce 67,000 sh (-21.18%)
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Q4 2015

MTH Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 34,464 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,713,543 sh (+0.65%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
David Dreman 3,083 sh (-29.37%)
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Q1 2016

MTH Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 47,600 sh (New)
David Dreman 4,036 sh (+30.91%)
Ken Fisher 1,715,679 sh (+0.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 33,120 sh (-3.90%)
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Q2 2016

MTH Guru Trades in Q2 2016

David Dreman 4,269 sh (+5.77%)
Ken Fisher 1,781,541 sh (+3.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
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Meritage Homes Corp is a designer and builder of single-family attached and detached homes in the historically high-growth regions of the southern and western United States.

Meritage Homes Corp is a designer and builder of single-family detached homes. It builds in historically growth regions of the United States and offers a variety of homes that are designed to appeal to homebuyers, including first-time, move-up, active adult and luxury. It has homebuilding operations in three regions: West, Central and East, which are comprised of nine states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These three regions are the Company's principal homebuilding operating segments. It also operates a wholly-owned title company, Carefree Title Agency, Inc whose business includes title insurance and closing/settlement services it offers to the Company's homebuyers. The Company's homebuilding and marketing activities are conducted under the name of Meritage Homes in each of its homebuilding markets, other than Tennessee, where it currently operates under the name of Phillips Builders, and in the Greenville market where it currently operates under the Legendary Communities brand for all communities open for sales as of the date of its acquisition and as Meritage Homes for all subsequently opened Greenville communities. It also operates under the name Monterey Homes in some markets. At December 31, 2015, it was actively selling homes in 254 communities, with base prices ranging from $132,000 to $1,360,000. The Company operates with two principal business segments: homebuilding and financial services. It has nine homebuilding operating segments. The homebuilding segments are engaged in the business of acquiring and developing land, constructing homes, marketing and selling those homes and providing warranty and customer services. The reportable homebuilding segments are - West - Arizona, California and Colorado; Central -: Texas; and East - Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Company competes for sales in each of its markets with national, regional and local developers and homebuilders, as well as existing resale homes, foreclosures, and to a lesser extent, condominiums and rental housing.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.50
MTH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. MTH: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MTH' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 11.23 Max: 124.27
Current: 10.5
3.04
124.27
Forward P/E 9.99
MTH's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. MTH: 9.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.50
MTH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
62% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. MTH: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MTH' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 11.23 Max: 124.27
Current: 10.5
3.04
124.27
P/B 1.10
MTH's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. MTH: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MTH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.04
Current: 1.1
0.28
3.04
P/S 0.53
MTH's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. MTH: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MTH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.53
0.09
1.38
EV-to-EBIT 10.86
MTH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. MTH: 10.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MTH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -152.1  Med: 10.5 Max: 136.4
Current: 10.86
-152.1
136.4
EV-to-EBITDA 10.18
MTH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. MTH: 10.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MTH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52  Med: 10.3 Max: 335.6
Current: 10.18
-52
335.6
PEG 0.20
MTH's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MTH: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MTH' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.17 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.2
0.1
2.46
Current Ratio 0.70
MTH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MTH: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MTH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.48 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.7
0.05
3.89
Quick Ratio 0.70
MTH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MTH: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MTH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.48 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.7
0.05
3.89
Days Sales Outstanding 8.76
MTH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 47.31 vs. MTH: 8.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MTH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.15  Med: 7.92 Max: 43.43
Current: 8.76
6.15
43.43
Days Payable 19.73
MTH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 36.78 vs. MTH: 19.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MTH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 16.53 Max: 19.73
Current: 19.73
7.41
19.73

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.70
MTH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. MTH: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MTH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.8  Med: -4.1 Max: 0.6
Current: -3.7
-8.8
0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.09
MTH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MTH: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MTH' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.79
Current: 1.09
0.47
3.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
MTH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. MTH: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MTH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.88 Max: 21.89
Current: 0.83
0.23
21.89
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.42
MTH's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MTH: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MTH' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.3 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.42
0.1
1.91
Price/Graham Number 0.71
MTH's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. MTH: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MTH' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.82 Max: 4.02
Current: 0.71
0.27
4.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.26
MTH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MTH: 9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MTH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 7.5 Max: 30.9
Current: 9.26
0.7
30.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 57.54
MTH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. MTH: 57.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MTH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.4  Med: 10.7 Max: 88
Current: 57.54
-11.4
88

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,868
EPS (TTM) $ 3.44
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float13.38%
52-Week Range $25.48 - 42.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)40.01

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,038 3,273 3,602
EPS ($) 3.54 4.32 5.04
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.54 4.32 5.04
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Meritage Homes Corp. (MTH) CEO Steven J Hilton sells 10,492 Shares Feb 15 2011 
Meritage Homes Corp. (MTH) Executive VP - CFO Larry Wayne Seay sells 5,638 Shares Feb 15 2011 
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