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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
TAX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. TAX: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TAX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.23 Max: N/A
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset 0.51
TAX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. TAX: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TAX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.51
0.26
0.55
Interest Coverage 8.15
TAX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. TAX: 8.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TAX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.15  Med: 14.39 Max: 25.7
Current: 8.15
8.15
25.7
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.42
M-Score: -3.00
WACC vs ROIC
2.87%
7.23%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 9.60
TAX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. TAX: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.49  Med: 21.35 Max: 27.18
Current: 9.6
9.49
27.18
Net-margin (%) 5.44
TAX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. TAX: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.36  Med: 12.72 Max: 15.96
Current: 5.44
5.36
15.96
ROE (%) 9.64
TAX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. TAX: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.71  Med: 18.89 Max: 22.9
Current: 9.64
7.71
22.9
ROA (%) 4.50
TAX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. TAX: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.54  Med: 10.35 Max: 11.94
Current: 4.5
4.54
11.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.28
TAX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. TAX: 14.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.04  Med: 53.34 Max: 128.01
Current: 14.28
22.04
128.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.20
TAX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. TAX: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.20 Max: 16.2
Current: 16.2
0
16.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.10
TAX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. TAX: -10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -10.10 Max: 15.4
Current: -10.1
0
15.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -19.90
TAX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. TAX: -19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -19.90 Max: 14.2
Current: -19.9
0
14.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

TAX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 37,154 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 402,300 sh (+91.59%)
Chuck Royce 953,354 sh (-3.00%)
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Q4 2014

TAX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ron Baron 12,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 50,200 sh (+35.11%)
Columbia Wanger 473,900 sh (+17.80%)
Chuck Royce 890,954 sh (-6.55%)
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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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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 16.08
TAX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. TAX: 16.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.33
TAX's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. TAX: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TAX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 3.33 Max: 6.91
Current: 3.33
1.24
6.91
P/S 2.33
TAX's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. TAX: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TAX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.48  Med: 2.64 Max: 4.12
Current: 2.33
1.48
4.12
POCF 39.17
TAX's POCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. TAX: 39.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TAX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 23.32  Med: 39.17 Max: 1465
Current: 39.17
23.32
1465
EV-to-EBIT 19.03
TAX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 vs. TAX: 19.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TAX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 15.50 Max: 36.3
Current: 19.03
5.5
36.3
Current Ratio 2.72
TAX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. TAX: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TAX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.97  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.09
Current: 2.72
1.97
4.09
Quick Ratio 2.72
TAX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. TAX: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TAX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.97  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.09
Current: 2.72
1.97
4.09
Days Sales Outstanding 61.46
TAX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
94% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.48 vs. TAX: 61.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TAX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 85.77  Med: 101.13 Max: 130.23
Current: 61.46
85.77
130.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.42
TAX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. TAX: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TAX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.41
Current: 1.42
0.55
1.41
Dividend Payout 0.28
TAX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. TAX: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TAX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.12
Current: 0.28
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.42
TAX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. TAX: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TAX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.42
0.55
1.42
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
TAX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. TAX: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
TAX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.30 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8
0
1.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.12
TAX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. TAX: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TAX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.39  Med: 4.15 Max: 8.91
Current: 4.12
2.39
8.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.30
TAX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. TAX: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 6.50 Max: 18
Current: 5.3
2.8
18

Analyst Estimate

Apr16 Apr17
Revenue(Mil) 178 195
EPS($) 1.44 1.82
EPS without NRI($) 1.44 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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