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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
61% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. NICK: 0.02 )
NICK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.53
NICK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. NICK: 0.53 )
NICK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.53

0.2
0.55
Interest Coverage 5.02
NICK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. NICK: 5.02 )
NICK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 7.39
Current: 5.02

1.4
7.39
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.57
M-Score: -1.23
WACC vs ROIC
4.18%
5.80%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 29.60
NICK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. NICK: 29.60 )
NICK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.22   Max: 52.22
Current: 29.6

14.22
52.22
Net-margin (%) 18.60
NICK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.32 vs. NICK: 18.60 )
NICK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.88   Max: 27.6
Current: 18.6

8.88
27.6
ROE (%) 10.80
NICK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. NICK: 10.80 )
NICK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.77   Max: 26.7
Current: 10.8

5.77
26.7
ROA (%) 5.50
NICK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. NICK: 5.50 )
NICK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 8.89
Current: 5.5

2.43
8.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.39
NICK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.98 vs. NICK: 9.39 )
NICK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.38   Max: 2377.42
Current: 9.39

5.38
2377.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
NICK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. NICK: 8.30 )
NICK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 55.1
Current: 8.3

-7.1
55.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
NICK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. NICK: 0.10 )
NICK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 58.1
Current: 0.1

-15
58.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.20
NICK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. NICK: -1.20 )
NICK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.6   Max: 75
Current: -1.2

-23.6
75
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NICK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 294,029 sh (+3.41%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.90
NICK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.90 vs. NICK: 10.90 )
NICK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 15.41
Current: 10.9

3.56
15.41
PE(NRI) 11.00
NICK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. NICK: 11.00 )
NICK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.54   Max: 15.56
Current: 11

3.54
15.56
P/B 1.10
NICK's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NICK: 1.10 )
NICK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.1

0.25
2.59
P/S 2.00
NICK's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NICK: 2.00 )
NICK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.81
Current: 2

0.4
3.81
PFCF 7.40
NICK's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NICK: 7.40 )
NICK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1   Max: 11.81
Current: 7.4

1
11.81
POCF 7.62
NICK's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NICK: 7.62 )
NICK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 11.35
Current: 7.62

0.99
11.35
EV-to-EBIT 11.84
NICK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.37 vs. NICK: 11.84 )
NICK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 21.4
Current: 11.84

7
21.4
PEG 0.59
NICK's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NICK: 0.59 )
NICK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 15.15
Current: 0.59

0.28
15.15
Shiller P/E 9.50
NICK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NICK: 9.50 )
NICK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 19.32
Current: 9.5

2.33
19.32
Current Ratio 2.09
NICK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. NICK: 2.09 )
NICK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 2.13
Current: 2.09

1.72
2.13
Quick Ratio 2.09
NICK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. NICK: 2.09 )
NICK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 2.13
Current: 2.09

1.72
2.13
Days Sales Outstanding 1.00
NICK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 344.00 vs. NICK: 1.00 )
NICK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1391.82
Current: 1

0.03
1391.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.90
NICK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. NICK: 0.90 )
NICK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.7
Current: 0.9

0.24
3.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
NICK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NICK: 0.90 )
NICK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.7
Current: 0.9

0.24
3.7
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
NICK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. NICK: -1.20 )
NICK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 15.5   Max: -25.8
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.30
NICK's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NICK: 2.30 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.57
Current: 2.3

0.35
1.57
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
NICK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NICK: 1.10 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.52
Current: 1.1

0.29
2.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
NICK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NICK: 0.50 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.5

0.12
0.94
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
NICK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NICK: 0.90 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.9

0.21
1.69
Price/Graham Number 0.70
NICK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. NICK: 0.70 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.7

0.26
1.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
NICK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NICK: 8.60 )
NICK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 14.3
Current: 8.6

4.7
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.20
NICK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.57 vs. NICK: 16.20 )
NICK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 75.7
Current: 16.2

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 engages 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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