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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
RATE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. RATE: No Debt )
RATE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 11001
Current: No Debt

0.12
11001
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) 5.44
RATE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. RATE: 5.44 )
RATE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -230.33   Max: 29.2
Current: 5.44

-230.33
29.2
Net-margin (%) 1.38
RATE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. RATE: 1.38 )
RATE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -263.06   Max: 34.07
Current: 1.38

-263.06
34.07
ROE (%) 1.03
RATE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. RATE: 1.03 )
RATE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -347.9   Max: 91.13
Current: 1.03

-347.9
91.13
ROA (%) 0.69
RATE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. RATE: 0.69 )
RATE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -183.24   Max: 54.83
Current: 0.69

-183.24
54.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 106.06
RATE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.42 vs. RATE: 106.06 )
RATE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2728.35   Max: 458.49
Current: 106.06

-2728.35
458.49
Revenue Growth (%) 13.90
RATE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. RATE: 13.90 )
RATE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 43.4
Current: 13.9

-23.5
43.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.60
RATE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. RATE: 8.60 )
RATE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 203.7
Current: 8.6

-25.4
203.7
EPS Growth (%) -30.70
RATE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. RATE: -30.70 )
RATE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -54   Max: 21
Current: -30.7

-54
21
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

RATE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 541,126 sh (+31.95%)
Columbia Wanger 200,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

RATE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mariko Gordon 3,667,602 sh (New)
Jim Simons 168,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 178,657 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 650,000 sh (+225%)
Chuck Royce 613,426 sh (+13.36%)
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Q2 2014

RATE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 3,236,500 sh (+397.92%)
Jim Simons 246,471 sh (+46.27%)
Chuck Royce 660,934 sh (+7.74%)
Steven Cohen 292,700 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 3,644,046 sh (-0.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 33,454 sh (-81.27%)
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Q3 2014

RATE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 40,147 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 74,863 sh (+123.78%)
Columbia Wanger 5,469,600 sh (+69%)
Mariko Gordon 4,081,990 sh (+12.02%)
Jim Simons 255,100 sh (+3.5%)
Chuck Royce 598,934 sh (-9.38%)
Steven Cohen 197,300 sh (-32.59%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RATE

(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
Mariko Gordon 2014-09-30 Add 12.02%0.21%$11.55 - $18.17 $ 12.08-20%4081990
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 123.78%$11.55 - $18.17 $ 12.08-20%74863
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -81.27%0.04%$14.7 - $17.92 $ 12.08-26%33454
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 New Buy2.5%$15.8 - $21.15 $ 12.08-31%3667602
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$15.8 - $21.15 $ 12.08-31%178657
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.17%$14.44 - $19.99 $ 12.08-30%0
George Soros 2013-06-30 Add 121.72%0.09%$11.69 - $15.95 $ 12.08-13%1108613
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.07%$10.3 - $13.43 $ 12.080%500000
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$10.17 - $16.52 $ 12.08-1%0
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$15.58 - $19.53 $ 12.08-31%0
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 New Buy0.16%$16.81 - $24.73 $ 12.08-40%600764
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$16.81 - $24.73 $ 12.08-40%252696
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 161.10
RATE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 135.40 vs. RATE: 161.10 )
RATE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 24.48   Max: 423.26
Current: 161.1

24.48
423.26
P/S 2.32
RATE's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. RATE: 2.32 )
RATE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 5.57
Current: 2.32

1.87
5.57
EV-to-EBIT 39.28
RATE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 82.11 vs. RATE: 39.28 )
RATE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.9   Max: 193.4
Current: 39.28

14.9
193.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.47
RATE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RATE: 2.47 )
RATE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 2.56
Current: 2.47

1.1
2.56
Price/Median PS Value 0.64
RATE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. RATE: 0.64 )
RATE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.64

0.61
1.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
RATE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. RATE: 2.50 )
RATE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.7
Current: 2.5

0.5
6.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.30
RATE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
56% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. RATE: -3.30 )
RATE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 31.3
Current: -3.3

-8.6
31.3

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Bankrate Inc and its subsidiaries own and operate an Internet-based consumer banking and personal finance network. The Company is a publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. It provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. With coverage of nearly 600 local markets in all 50 U.S., it generates over 180,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of information weekly. In addition, the Company distributes its content on a daily basis to over 175 online partners and print publications, including some of the recognized brands in the world. It provides consumers and institutions with personal finance marketplace through its website, Bankrate.com, and its other branded personal finance destination websites. The Company offers its consumers market information, analytics and advice across multiple categories of personal finance including: mortgages and home lending; deposits; insurance; credit cards; and other financial products, including those related to retirement, tax, autos, and debt management. The Company's traffic in 2012 was also driven through more than 100 co-brand partners, including Yahoo!, CNN Money, CNBC and Comcast. It partners with over 450 newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. The Company competes for advertising revenues across different categories of personal finance content, online credit card marketplaces, and insurance marketplaces, both in traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, and in the rapidly growing market for online financial information. The Company is subject to government rules and regulations.
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