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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.76
PFMT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. PFMT: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PFMT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.67 Max: N/A
Current: 0.76
Equity to Asset 0.38
PFMT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PFMT: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PFMT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.09  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.38
-0.09
0.38
Interest Coverage 0.75
PFMT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. PFMT: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PFMT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 2.57 Max: 6.3
Current: 0.75
0.75
6.3
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.55
M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
7.47%
1.21%
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 (%) 4.21
PFMT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. PFMT: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PFMT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.21  Med: 23.07 Max: 28.54
Current: 4.21
4.21
28.54
Net-margin (%) -1.13
PFMT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. PFMT: -1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PFMT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.13  Med: 7.84 Max: 14.23
Current: -1.13
-1.13
14.23
ROE (%) -1.98
PFMT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. PFMT: -1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PFMT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.94  Med: 42.65 Max: 499.83
Current: -1.98
-1.94
499.83
ROA (%) -0.71
PFMT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. PFMT: -0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PFMT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.71  Med: 11.65 Max: 15.5
Current: -0.71
-0.71
15.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.01
PFMT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.45 vs. PFMT: 23.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PFMT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.24  Med: 207.30 Max: 281.24
Current: 23.01
25.24
281.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.90
PFMT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. PFMT: -9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PFMT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.9  Med: 3.20 Max: 23.5
Current: -9.9
-9.9
23.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -32.10
PFMT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. PFMT: -32.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PFMT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.1  Med: -4.00 Max: 24.9
Current: -32.1
-32.1
24.9
» PFMT's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-06)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

PFMT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,588 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 646,214 sh (+18363.26%)
Jim Simons 296,583 sh (+48.44%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 5,643,372 sh (-11.26%)
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Q2 2015

PFMT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 20,462 sh (+16.34%)
Chuck Royce 611,614 sh (-5.35%)
Jim Simons 267,053 sh (-9.96%)
RS Investment Management 4,592,008 sh (-18.63%)
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Q3 2015

PFMT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 308,100 sh (+15.37%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 20,462 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 611,614 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 4,452,038 sh (-3.05%)
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Q4 2015

PFMT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 29,867 sh (+45.96%)
Jim Simons 378,400 sh (+22.82%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 9.94
PFMT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. PFMT: 9.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 13.02
PFMT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.89 vs. PFMT: 13.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
PFMT' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.49  Med: 12.72 Max: 14.85
Current: 13.02
8.49
14.85
P/B 0.92
PFMT's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. PFMT: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PFMT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 5.10 Max: 30.68
Current: 0.92
0.84
30.68
P/S 0.56
PFMT's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. PFMT: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PFMT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.74 Max: 3.01
Current: 0.56
0.5
3.01
PFCF 10.66
PFMT's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.11 vs. PFMT: 10.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PFMT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.35  Med: 12.89 Max: 34.96
Current: 10.66
6.35
34.96
POCF 5.45
PFMT's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.57 vs. PFMT: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PFMT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.67  Med: 8.83 Max: 20
Current: 5.45
4.67
20
EV-to-EBIT 16.56
PFMT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.24 vs. PFMT: 16.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PFMT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 12.20 Max: 1167.8
Current: 16.56
5.3
1167.8
EV-to-EBITDA 5.54
PFMT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. PFMT: 5.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PFMT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 8.40 Max: 15.5
Current: 5.54
4.7
15.5
Current Ratio 2.01
PFMT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. PFMT: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PFMT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.49
Current: 2.01
1.81
2.49
Quick Ratio 2.01
PFMT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. PFMT: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PFMT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.49
Current: 2.01
1.81
2.49
Days Sales Outstanding 41.14
PFMT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.72 vs. PFMT: 41.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PFMT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.09  Med: 40.04 Max: 43.44
Current: 41.14
28.09
43.44

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.32
PFMT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. PFMT: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PFMT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.32
0.32
1.29
Price/Graham Number 3.16
PFMT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. PFMT: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PFMT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 3.81 Max: 3.81
Current: 3.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.06
PFMT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PFMT: 6.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PFMT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 8.20 Max: 18.8
Current: 6.06
0.1
18.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $159
EPS $ -0.05
Beta0.99
Short Percentage of Float0.45%
52-Week Range $1.51 - 3.42
Shares Outstanding(Mil)49.69

Analyst Estimate

Dec17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.18
EPS without NRI($) 0.18

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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