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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.02
TAX's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. TAX: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TAX' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.17 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
TAX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. TAX: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TAX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.3
0.24
0.58
Interest Coverage 10.64
TAX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.10 vs. TAX: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TAX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.15  Med: 15.09 Max: 25.7
Current: 10.64
8.15
25.7
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.39
Beneish M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
7.61%
9.26%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 15.90
TAX's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. TAX: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TAX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.49  Med: 20.89 Max: 22.63
Current: 15.9
9.49
22.63
Net Margin % 9.55
TAX's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. TAX: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TAX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 12.44 Max: 13.76
Current: 9.55
5.36
13.76
ROE % 15.30
TAX's ROE % is ranked higher than
74% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. TAX: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TAX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 18.42 Max: 21.67
Current: 15.3
7.71
21.67
ROA % 6.66
TAX's ROA % is ranked higher than
74% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. TAX: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TAX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.54  Med: 10.68 Max: 11.94
Current: 6.66
4.54
11.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 17.86
TAX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.28 vs. TAX: 17.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TAX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.86  Med: 52.94 Max: 67.53
Current: 17.86
17.86
67.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.60
TAX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. TAX: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
TAX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.3 Max: 13.2
Current: 5.6
0
13.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 4.50
TAX's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. TAX: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
TAX' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.6 Max: 15.5
Current: 4.5
0
15.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 3.40
TAX's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. TAX: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
TAX' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.95 Max: 22.1
Current: 3.4
0
22.1
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Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services    NAICS: 541213    SIC: 7291
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Liberty Tax Inc is engaged in providing retail federal and state income tax preparation services and related tax settlement products in the United States and Canada.

Liberty Tax Inc was incorporated in Delaware in September 2010. The Company is a provider of tax preparation services in the United States and Canada. The Company's tax preparation services and related financial products are offered through franchised locations, although it operates a very limited number of company-owned offices each tax season. It offers eSmart Tax, an online tax service; and facilitates refund-based tax settlement financial products, such as refund anticipation loans, electronic refund checks, and personal income tax refund discounting. It provides its customers with value-added federal and state tax preparation services and related financial products both in retail offices and online. Its target customers include taxpayers who for reasons of complexity, convenience or the need for prompt tax refunds desire the assistance of tax preparation services. It earns franchisee fees from its franchisees and ADs. The Company's standard franchise fee per territory is $40,000 and it offers its franchisees flexible structures and financing options for franchise fees and royalty payments. It earns royalty revenue from its franchisees. The Company's franchise agreement requires franchisees to pay it a base royalty equal to 14% of the franchisee's tax preparation revenue, subject to certain specified minimums. It offers two types of financial products: "refund transfer" products, such as ERCs, which involve providing a means by which a customer may receive his or her refund more quickly and conveniently, and refund-based loans, such as RALs and ICAs.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 12.71
TAX's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.49 vs. TAX: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
TAX' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.57  Med: 18.74 Max: 48.83
Current: 12.71
7.57
48.83
Forward PE Ratio 8.97
TAX's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. TAX: 8.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 12.71
TAX's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
78% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.35 vs. TAX: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
TAX' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.57  Med: 18.74 Max: 48.83
Current: 12.71
7.57
48.83
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 32.82
TAX's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
72% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.05 vs. TAX: 32.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
TAX' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.41  Med: 59.57 Max: 112.7
Current: 32.82
30.41
112.7
PB Ratio 2.01
TAX's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. TAX: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TAX' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 3.1 Max: 6.42
Current: 2.01
1.1
6.42
PS Ratio 1.16
TAX's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. TAX: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TAX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.76 Max: 3.47
Current: 1.16
0.82
3.47
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.36
TAX's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
77% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. TAX: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
TAX' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.46  Med: 27.81 Max: 87.09
Current: 12.36
11.46
87.09
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.14
TAX's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.89 vs. TAX: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
TAX' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 12.99 Max: 56.94
Current: 6.14
5.48
56.94
EV-to-EBIT 12.46
TAX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. TAX: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TAX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 13.5 Max: 27.5
Current: 12.46
4.8
27.5
EV-to-EBITDA 8.93
TAX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
66% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. TAX: 8.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TAX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 10 Max: 18.5
Current: 8.93
3.7
18.5
PEG Ratio 3.71
TAX's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. TAX: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
TAX' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.71
0
3.91
Current Ratio 4.48
TAX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. TAX: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TAX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.22 Max: 4.92
Current: 4.48
1.97
4.92
Quick Ratio 4.48
TAX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. TAX: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TAX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.22 Max: 4.92
Current: 4.48
1.97
4.92
Days Sales Outstanding 137.54
TAX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
98% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. TAX: 137.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TAX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 85.77  Med: 103.8 Max: 137.54
Current: 137.54
85.77
137.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.49
TAX's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
88% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. TAX: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
TAX' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 3.6 Max: 6.26
Current: 4.49
0.55
6.26
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.57
TAX's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. TAX: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
TAX' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.57
0.26
0.57
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.46
TAX's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
81% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. TAX: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.45
TAX's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
81% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. TAX: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
TAX' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 3.6 Max: 6.26
Current: 4.45
0.55
6.26

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.93
TAX's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. TAX: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
TAX' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 4.1 Max: 8.28
Current: 2.93
1.57
8.28
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.36
TAX's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. TAX: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
TAX' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.8 Max: 3.42
Current: 3.36
0.94
3.42
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.67
TAX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. TAX: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
TAX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.67
0.54
1.94
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.29
TAX's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. TAX: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
TAX' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.29
0.79
3.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.98
TAX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. TAX: 7.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TAX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 7.4 Max: 20.7
Current: 7.98
3.6
20.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $167.2
EPS (TTM) $ 1.12
Beta0.71
Short Percentage of Float3.95%
52-Week Range $9.95 - 19.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)12.68

Analyst Estimate

Apr17 Apr18
Revenue (Mil $) 176 190
EPS ($) 1.26 1.60
EPS without NRI ($) 1.26 1.60
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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