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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 0.17
TAX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. TAX: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TAX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.21 Max: N/A
Current: 0.17
Equity to Asset 0.40
TAX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. TAX: 0.40 )
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: 0.55
Current: 0.4
0.24
0.55
Interest Coverage 10.32
TAX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.53 vs. TAX: 10.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TAX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.15  Med: 14.38 Max: 25.7
Current: 10.32
8.15
25.7
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.63
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
5.03%
9.90%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.17
TAX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. TAX: 12.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TAX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.49  Med: 21.11 Max: 22.63
Current: 12.17
9.49
22.63
Net-margin (%) 6.82
TAX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. TAX: 6.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TAX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 12.46 Max: 13.76
Current: 6.82
5.36
13.76
ROE (%) 12.72
TAX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. TAX: 12.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TAX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 21.26 Max: 23.68
Current: 12.72
7.71
23.68
ROA (%) 5.49
TAX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. TAX: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TAX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.54  Med: 10.92 Max: 11.94
Current: 5.49
4.54
11.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.34
TAX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. TAX: 17.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.04  Med: 53.34 Max: 128.01
Current: 17.34
22.04
128.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
TAX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. TAX: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.20 Max: 13.2
Current: 9.2
0
13.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.70
TAX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. TAX: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.70 Max: 15.4
Current: -7.7
0
15.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -19.60
TAX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. TAX: -19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -19.60 Max: 14.3
Current: -19.6
0
14.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

TAX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 1,015,627 sh (+13.99%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons 44,967 sh (-10.42%)
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Q2 2015

TAX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 1,086,099 sh (+6.94%)
Jim Simons 44,899 sh (-0.15%)
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Q3 2015

TAX Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Chuck Royce 798,228 sh (-26.51%)
Jim Simons 21,296 sh (-52.57%)
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Q4 2015

TAX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 798,228 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 140.62
TAX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.43 vs. TAX: 140.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TAX' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.8  Med: 62.77 Max: 225.03
Current: 140.62
21.8
225.03
Forward P/E 9.89
TAX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. TAX: 9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 138.43
TAX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
100% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. TAX: 138.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TAX' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.83  Med: 66.20 Max: 226.44
Current: 138.43
21.83
226.44
P/B 3.06
TAX's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. TAX: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TAX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 3.54 Max: 6.91
Current: 3.06
1.91
6.91
P/S 1.59
TAX's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TAX: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TAX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.39 Max: 4.12
Current: 1.59
1.29
4.12
POCF 69.21
TAX's POCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.61 vs. TAX: 69.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TAX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.32  Med: 43.00 Max: 1465
Current: 69.21
23.32
1465
EV-to-EBIT 12.69
TAX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.26 vs. TAX: 12.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TAX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 14.95 Max: 36.3
Current: 12.69
6
36.3
EV-to-EBITDA 8.68
TAX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
60% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. TAX: 8.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TAX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 11.10 Max: 22.1
Current: 8.68
4.8
22.1
Current Ratio 3.81
TAX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. TAX: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TAX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 2.77 Max: 4.1
Current: 3.81
1.97
4.1
Quick Ratio 3.81
TAX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. TAX: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TAX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 2.77 Max: 4.1
Current: 3.81
1.97
4.1
Days Sales Outstanding 68.97
TAX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
86% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.69 vs. TAX: 68.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TAX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 85.77  Med: 98.79 Max: 130.23
Current: 68.97
85.77
130.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.56
TAX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. TAX: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TAX' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.35 Max: 3.55
Current: 3.56
0.55
3.55
Dividend Payout 0.66
TAX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. TAX: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TAX' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.12
Current: 0.66
Forward Dividend Yield 3.56
TAX's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. TAX: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.55
TAX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. TAX: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TAX' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.35 Max: 3.55
Current: 3.55
0.55
3.55
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.80
TAX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. TAX: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TAX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 2.30 Max: 0
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.90
TAX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. TAX: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TAX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 4.88 Max: 8.91
Current: 3.9
3.41
8.91
Price/Median PS Value 0.77
TAX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. TAX: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TAX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.77
0.75
1.69
Price/Graham Number 4.90
TAX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. TAX: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TAX' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.93  Med: 3.72 Max: 9.45
Current: 4.9
1.93
9.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.83
TAX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TAX: 7.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 6.70 Max: 16.8
Current: 7.83
2.8
16.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $162
EPS $ 0.13
Beta0.43
Short Percentage of Float3.63%
52-Week Range $17.04 - 35.30
Shares Outstanding(Mil)12.77

Analyst Estimate

Apr16 Apr17
Revenue(Mil) 178 195
EPS($) 1.46 1.82
EPS without NRI($) 1.46 1.82

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
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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.
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