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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.66
PFMT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PFMT: 0.66 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.66

Equity to Asset 0.35
PFMT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. PFMT: 0.35 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.09   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.35

-0.09
0.35
Interest Coverage 6.30
PFMT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.18 vs. PFMT: 6.30 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 6.3
Current: 6.3

2.08
6.3
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.06
M-Score: -3.40
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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history
Operating margin (%) 20.38
PFMT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. PFMT: 20.38 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 20.43   Max: 28.54
Current: 20.38

20.43
28.54
Net-margin (%) 9.11
PFMT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. PFMT: 9.11 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.59   Max: 14.23
Current: 9.11

7.59
14.23
ROE (%) 24.42
PFMT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. PFMT: 24.42 )
PFMT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 73.93   Max: 548.54
Current: 24.42

73.93
548.54
ROA (%) 7.61
PFMT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. PFMT: 7.61 )
PFMT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 11.65   Max: 15.5
Current: 7.61

11.65
15.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 153.77
PFMT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.41 vs. PFMT: 153.77 )
PFMT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 221.67   Max: 281.23
Current: 153.77

221.67
281.23
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

PFMT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 15,811 sh (New)
Jim Simons 172,200 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 2,874,255 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 28,127 sh (+170.22%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q1 2014

PFMT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 60,143 sh (+113.83%)
Jim Simons 338,795 sh (+96.75%)
RS Investment Management 5,415,023 sh (+88.4%)
Steven Cohen 11,997 sh (-24.12%)
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Q2 2014

PFMT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

RS Investment Management 5,131,444 sh (-5.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 56,656 sh (-5.8%)
Jim Simons 141,887 sh (-58.12%)
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Q3 2014

PFMT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,297 sh (New)
Jim Simons 260,500 sh (+83.6%)
RS Investment Management 5,442,422 sh (+6.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 43,382 sh (-23.43%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PFMT

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -23.43%$8.4 - $10.66 $ 6.99-27%43382
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 113.83%$7.23 - $11.29 $ 6.99-20%60143
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 170.22%$9.33 - $10.93 $ 6.99-31%28127
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy$10.46 - $11.88 $ 6.99-36%10409
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.50
PFMT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.80 vs. PFMT: 17.50 )
PFMT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.38   Max: 54.51
Current: 17.5

9.38
54.51
P/B 3.70
PFMT's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. PFMT: 3.70 )
PFMT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 30.84
Current: 3.7

3.62
30.84
P/S 1.60
PFMT's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. PFMT: 1.60 )
PFMT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3.02
Current: 1.6

1.41
3.02
PFCF 10.28
PFMT's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 187.82 vs. PFMT: 10.28 )
PFMT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.38   Max: 30.84
Current: 10.28

6.38
30.84
EV-to-EBIT 8.83
PFMT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.99 vs. PFMT: 8.83 )
PFMT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 16.9
Current: 8.83

5.3
16.9
Current Ratio 2.29
PFMT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. PFMT: 2.29 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 2.57
Current: 2.29

1.43
2.57
Quick Ratio 2.29
PFMT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. PFMT: 2.29 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 2.57
Current: 2.29

1.43
2.57

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.77
PFMT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. PFMT: 0.77 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.77

0.81
1.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.30
PFMT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. PFMT: 11.30 )
PFMT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 18.8
Current: 11.3

5.9
18.8

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:PF3.Germany
Performant Financial Corp was incorporated in Delaware on October 8, 2003 under the name DCS Holdings Inc. and subsequently changed its name to Performant Financial Corporation in 2005. The Company provides technology-enabled recovery and related analytics services in the United States. The Company serves the government and its private clients to help identify and recover delinquent or defaulted assets and improper payments. It provides its services on an outsourced basis, where it handles many or all aspects of its clients' recovery processes. The Company uses its technology-enabled services platform to provide recovery and analytics services in markets for the identification and recovery of student loans, improper healthcare payments and delinquent state tax and federal treasury receivables. The Company provides recovery services to state and municipal tax authorities, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Education and a number of financial institutions. The Company also provides risk management advisory services that enable these clients to proactively manage loan portfolios and reduce the incidence of defaulted loan assets over time. The Company is subject to government regulations.
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