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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
NICK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. NICK: 0.04 )
NICK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.51
NICK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. NICK: 0.51 )
NICK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.51

0.2
0.55
Interest Coverage 5.02
NICK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.43
M-Score: -1.23
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 (%) 30.59
NICK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. NICK: 30.59 )
NICK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.22   Max: 52.22
Current: 30.59

14.22
52.22
Net-margin (%) 18.90
NICK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. NICK: 18.90 )
NICK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.88   Max: 27.6
Current: 18.9

8.88
27.6
ROE (%) 11.15
NICK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.73 vs. NICK: 11.15 )
NICK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.77   Max: 26.7
Current: 11.15

5.77
26.7
ROA (%) 5.60
NICK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. NICK: 5.60 )
NICK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 8.89
Current: 5.6

2.43
8.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.75
NICK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. NICK: 9.75 )
NICK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.38   Max: 2377.42
Current: 9.75

5.38
2377.42
Revenue Growth (%) 8.30
NICK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. NICK: 8.30 )
NICK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 55.1
Current: 8.3

-7.1
55.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.10
NICK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. NICK: 0.10 )
NICK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 58.1
Current: 0.1

-15
58.1
EPS Growth (%) -1.20
NICK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. NICK: -1.20 )
NICK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.6   Max: 75
Current: -1.2

-23.6
75
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NICK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 284,329 sh (+11.14%)
Chuck Royce 3,700 sh (unchged)
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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 (+17.2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NICK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Tom Gayner 2014-09-30 New Buy$11.9 - $13.98 $ 12.4-4%10000
Tom Gayner 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$12.4 - $14.84 $ 12.4-7%0
Tom Gayner 2011-12-31 Add 83.83%0.05%$9.34 - $12.91 $ 12.411%153500
Tom Gayner 2011-09-30 New Buy0.05%$9.59 - $12.54 $ 12.411%83500
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.60
NICK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. NICK: 9.60 )
NICK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 15.41
Current: 9.6

3.56
15.41
P/B 1.00
NICK's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. NICK: 1.00 )
NICK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.59
Current: 1

0.25
2.59
P/S 1.80
NICK's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NICK: 1.80 )
NICK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.8

0.4
3.81
PFCF 7.20
NICK's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NICK: 7.20 )
NICK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1   Max: 11.81
Current: 7.2

1
11.81
EV-to-EBIT 10.84
NICK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. NICK: 10.84 )
NICK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 22.5
Current: 10.84

7
22.5
PEG 1.16
NICK's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NICK: 1.16 )
NICK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 15.15
Current: 1.16

0.28
15.15
Shiller P/E 8.70
NICK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.49 vs. NICK: 8.70 )
NICK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 19.32
Current: 8.7

2.33
19.32
Current Ratio 2.04
NICK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. NICK: 2.04 )
NICK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 2.13
Current: 2.04

1.72
2.13
Quick Ratio 2.04
NICK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NICK: 2.04 )
NICK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 2.13
Current: 2.04

1.72
2.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
NICK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. NICK: 1.00 )
NICK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.7
Current: 1

0.24
3.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
NICK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. NICK: 1.00 )
NICK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.7
Current: 1

0.24
3.7
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
NICK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.14
NICK's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NICK: 2.14 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 3.39
Current: 2.14

0.89
3.39
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
NICK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. NICK: 1.00 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.52
Current: 1

0.29
2.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.45
NICK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. NICK: 0.45 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.45

0.12
0.94
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
NICK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NICK: 0.83 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.83

0.21
1.69
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.45
NICK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NICK: 1.45 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.45

0.19
1.59
Price/Graham Number 0.66
NICK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. NICK: 0.66 )
NICK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.66

0.26
1.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.20
NICK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NICK: 9.20 )
NICK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 14.3
Current: 9.2

4.4
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.40
NICK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. NICK: 21.40 )
NICK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 75.7
Current: 21.4

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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