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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
NICK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 209.25 vs. NICK: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NICK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.03
Current: 0.02
0
0.03
Equity to Asset 0.30
NICK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. NICK: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NICK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.3
0.16
0.53
Interest Coverage 4.37
NICK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. NICK: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NICK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.74 Max: 7.39
Current: 4.37
1.4
7.39
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.85
M-Score: -1.41
WACC vs ROIC
3.62%
6.06%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 30.07
NICK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. NICK: 30.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.22  Med: 44.90 Max: 52.22
Current: 30.07
14.22
52.22
Net-margin (%) 19.42
NICK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. NICK: 19.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.88  Med: 19.37 Max: 27.6
Current: 19.42
8.88
27.6
ROE (%) 12.28
NICK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. NICK: 12.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.77  Med: 17.74 Max: 26.7
Current: 12.28
5.77
26.7
ROA (%) 5.74
NICK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. NICK: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 5.41 Max: 8.89
Current: 5.74
2.43
8.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.70
NICK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. NICK: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.21  Med: 321.97 Max: 2551.02
Current: 11.7
9.21
2551.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
NICK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NICK: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.1  Med: 10.90 Max: 55.1
Current: 2.1
-7.1
55.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
NICK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.40 vs. NICK: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15  Med: 12.50 Max: 58.1
Current: -8.1
-15
58.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -9.30
NICK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NICK: -9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.6  Med: 18.40 Max: 75
Current: -9.3
-23.6
75
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

NICK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 324,760 sh (+10.45%)
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Q3 2014

NICK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Tom Gayner 10,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 380,629 sh (+17.20%)
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Q4 2014

NICK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Tom Gayner 45,000 sh (+350.00%)
Jim Simons 403,329 sh (+5.96%)
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Q1 2015

NICK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 467,824 sh (+15.99%)
Tom Gayner Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 9.45
NICK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. NICK: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NICK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.56  Med: 9.22 Max: 15.41
Current: 9.45
3.56
15.41
PE(NRI) 9.40
NICK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. NICK: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NICK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.54  Med: 9.22 Max: 15.56
Current: 9.4
3.54
15.56
P/B 1.77
NICK's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. NICK: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NICK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.77
0.25
2.59
P/S 1.81
NICK's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. NICK: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NICK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.17 Max: 3.81
Current: 1.81
0.4
3.81
PFCF 6.21
NICK's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. NICK: 6.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NICK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1  Med: 7.04 Max: 11.81
Current: 6.21
1
11.81
POCF 6.12
NICK's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. NICK: 6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NICK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 6.89 Max: 11.35
Current: 6.12
0.99
11.35
EV-to-EBIT 9.23
NICK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.71 vs. NICK: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NICK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7  Med: 11.20 Max: 21.4
Current: 9.23
7
21.4
PEG 2.35
NICK's PEG is ranked lower than
80% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NICK: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NICK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.78 Max: 30.89
Current: 2.35
0.28
30.89
Shiller P/E 8.69
NICK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. NICK: 8.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NICK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.33  Med: 10.97 Max: 19.4
Current: 8.69
2.33
19.4
Current Ratio 1.41
NICK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. NICK: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NICK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.41
1.41
2.05
Quick Ratio 1.41
NICK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. NICK: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NICK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.41
1.41
2.05
Days Sales Outstanding 1.00
NICK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.32 vs. NICK: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NICK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.31 Max: 1391.82
Current: 1
0.03
1391.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.94
NICK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. NICK: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NICK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.7
Current: 0.94
0.24
3.7
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
NICK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
92% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. NICK: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
NICK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -100
Current: -100
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.94
NICK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
85% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. NICK: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NICK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.7
Current: 0.94
0.24
3.7
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
NICK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 vs. NICK: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
NICK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 15.5  Med: -1.50 Max: -25.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.93
NICK's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. NICK: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.38 Max: 2.09
Current: 1.93
0.35
2.09
Price/Tangible Book 1.77
NICK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NICK: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.52
Current: 1.77
0.32
2.52
Price/Projected FCF 0.53
NICK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. NICK: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.53
0.12
0.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
NICK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NICK: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.83
0.24
1.69
Price/Graham Number 0.86
NICK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NICK: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.86
0.29
1.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.87
NICK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NICK: 10.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 8.90 Max: 14.3
Current: 10.87
4.7
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.92
NICK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.34 vs. NICK: 14.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NICK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 12.3  Med: 22.80 Max: 75.7
Current: 14.92
12.3
75.7

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Nicholas Financial Inc is a Canadian holding company incorporated under the laws of British Columbia in 1986. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialized consumer finance company in the United States. It is engaged in acquiring and servicing contracts for purchases of new and used automobiles and light trucks, as well as makes direct loans and sells consumer-finance related products. The Company is also involved in the development, marketing, and support of industry-specific computer application software for small businesses. The Company's financing operations are subject to regulation, supervision and licensing under various federal, state and local statutes and ordinances.
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