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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 0.64
PRSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.22 vs. PRSC: 0.64 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.64

Equity to Asset 0.27
PRSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. PRSC: 0.27 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.05   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.27

-0.05
0.88
Interest Coverage 5.49
PRSC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. PRSC: 5.49 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 26.74
Current: 5.49

2.58
26.74
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.86
M-Score: -2.19
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 (%) 3.44
PRSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. PRSC: 3.44 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.59   Max: 11.94
Current: 3.44

-21.59
11.94
Net-margin (%) 1.73
PRSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.82 vs. PRSC: 1.73 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.5   Max: 7.31
Current: 1.73

-22.5
7.31
ROE (%) 13.53
PRSC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. PRSC: 13.53 )
PRSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -508.1   Max: 38.15
Current: 13.53

-508.1
38.15
ROA (%) 4.58
PRSC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. PRSC: 4.58 )
PRSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -42.55   Max: 9.33
Current: 4.58

-42.55
9.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 118.11
PRSC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 16.84 vs. PRSC: 118.11 )
PRSC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -308.88   Max: 193.87
Current: 118.11

-308.88
193.87
Revenue Growth (%) 11.40
PRSC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. PRSC: 11.40 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 55.3
Current: 11.4

7.1
55.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -6.40
PRSC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. PRSC: -6.40 )
PRSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.5   Max: 42.3
Current: -6.4

-16.5
42.3
EPS Growth (%) -3.70
PRSC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. PRSC: -3.70 )
PRSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.3   Max: 26
Current: -3.7

-26.3
26
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PRSC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 68,495 sh (+38.18%)
Jim Simons 800,400 sh (+2.08%)
Steven Cohen 7,900 sh (-37.66%)
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Q4 2013

PRSC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 816,000 sh (+1.95%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 62,596 sh (-8.61%)
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Q1 2014

PRSC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 837,238 sh (+2.6%)
Joel Greenblatt 30,891 sh (-50.65%)
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Q2 2014

PRSC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 939,495 sh (+12.21%)
Steven Cohen 20,300 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PRSC

(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 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$36.25 - $42.7 $ 45.0614%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -50.65%0.02%$24.62 - $28.88 $ 45.0670%30891
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 38.18%0.02%$26.5 - $29.79 $ 45.0660%68495
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.06%$16.98 - $29.09 $ 45.06101%49571
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 32.50
PRSC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 41.50 vs. PRSC: 32.50 )
PRSC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 36.99
Current: 32.5

6.33
36.99
P/B 3.78
PRSC's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. PRSC: 3.78 )
PRSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 4.27
Current: 3.78

0.25
4.27
P/S 0.53
PRSC's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. PRSC: 0.53 )
PRSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.53

0.02
2.33
PFCF 23.23
PRSC's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 30.26 vs. PRSC: 23.23 )
PRSC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 313.29
Current: 23.23

0.67
313.29
EV-to-EBIT 16.53
PRSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 26.63 vs. PRSC: 16.53 )
PRSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 55.4
Current: 16.53

5.1
55.4
Current Ratio 1.36
PRSC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. PRSC: 1.36 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 5.43
Current: 1.36

1.04
5.43
Quick Ratio 1.36
PRSC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. PRSC: 1.36 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 5.43
Current: 1.36

1.04
5.43

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
PRSC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. PRSC: 1.30 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.3

0.16
1.2
Price/Median PS Value 1.57
PRSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. PRSC: 1.57 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 6.36
Current: 1.57

0.08
6.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
PRSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PRSC: 6.00 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 19.5
Current: 6

1.8
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.79
PRSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. PRSC: 4.79 )
PRSC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 32.5
Current: 4.79

4.3
32.5

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Providence Service Corporation is incorporated in Delaware in 1996. The Company provides and manages government sponsored social services and non-emergency transportation services. With respect to its social services, its counselors, social workers and behavioral health professionals work with clients who are eligible for government assistance due to income level, emotional/educational disabilities or court order. The Company does not own or operate any hospitals or residential treatment centers. Instead, it provides social services mainly in the client's home or community, reducing the cost to the government of such services while affording the client a better quality of life. With respect to its non-emergency transportation services, it manages and arranges for client transportation to health care related facilities and services for state or regional Medicaid agencies, health maintenance organizations, or HMOs, and commercial insurers. The Company's social services revenue is derived from its provider contracts with state and local government agencies and government intermediaries, HMOs, commercial insurers, and its management contracts with not-for-profit social services organizations. The government entities that pay for its social services include welfare, child welfare and justice departments, public schools and state Medicaid programs. Under a majority of its social services provider contracts, it is paid an hourly fee. The Company's two operating segments are: Social Services and Non-Emergency Transportation Services, or NET Services. The Company provides home and community based services, foster care and provider management services, directly and through entities it manage. The Company's home based counselors are trained professionals or para-professionals providing counseling services in the client's own home. The Company's substance abuse treatment counselors provide services in the office, home and counseling centers designed especially for clients with drug or alcohol abuse problems. Its professional counselors are assigned to and stationed in public schools to assist in dealing with problematic and at-risk students. The Company's counselors provide support services such as teacher training, individual and group counseling, logical consequence training, anger management training, gang awareness and drug and alcohol abuse prevention techniques. It provides private probation supervision services, including monitoring and supervision of those sentenced to probation, rehabilitative services, and collection and disbursement of court-ordered fines, fees and restitution. The Company assists individuals to achieve their greatest potential to obtain and retain meaningful employment through services that include vocational evaluation, job placement, skills training, and employment support. The Company recruits and train foster parents and license family foster homes to provide 24-hour care to children who have been removed fro
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