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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 No Debt
TREE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. TREE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TREE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.68
TREE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. TREE: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TREE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.68
0.14
0.69
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 10.06
M-Score: -1.53
WACC vs ROIC
9.23%
320.14%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.72
TREE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.25 vs. TREE: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -156.03  Med: -21.80 Max: 2.97
Current: 7.72
-156.03
2.97
Net-margin (%) 13.56
TREE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 22.01 vs. TREE: 13.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -158.9  Med: -11.29 Max: 60.21
Current: 13.56
-158.9
60.21
ROE (%) 28.08
TREE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. TREE: 28.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -114.68  Med: -7.34 Max: 72.63
Current: 28.08
-114.68
72.63
ROA (%) 17.73
TREE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. TREE: 17.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -64.58  Med: -2.48 Max: 19.65
Current: 17.73
-64.58
19.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 255.82
TREE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. TREE: 255.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1115.7  Med: -58.74 Max: 8.47
Current: 255.82
-1115.7
8.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 44.40
TREE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. TREE: 44.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -27.50 Max: 44.4
Current: 44.4
0
44.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -79.30
TREE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. TREE: -79.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -68.15 Max: -40.6
Current: -79.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

TREE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 6,192 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 9,833 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 240,500 sh (-2.16%)
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Q4 2014

TREE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 386,800 sh (+60.83%)
Murray Stahl 9,833 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Q1 2015

TREE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 4,084 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 9,833 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 295,100 sh (-23.71%)
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Q2 2015

TREE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 25,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,055 sh (-0.71%)
Murray Stahl 9,033 sh (-8.14%)
Jim Simons 143,624 sh (-51.33%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 46.60
TREE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. TREE: 46.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TREE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.77  Med: 30.45 Max: 1544.55
Current: 46.6
1.77
1544.55
Forward P/E 36.63
TREE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
98% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.85 vs. TREE: 36.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 89.30
TREE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1291 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. TREE: 89.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TREE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 52.25  Med: 269.29 Max: 526.33
Current: 89.3
52.25
526.33
P/B 11.39
TREE's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. TREE: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TREE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.40 Max: 14.63
Current: 11.39
0.11
14.63
P/S 6.40
TREE's P/S is ranked lower than
90% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. TREE: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TREE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.47 Max: 8.33
Current: 6.4
0.06
8.33
PFCF 189.41
TREE's PFCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 10.51 vs. TREE: 189.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TREE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 34.31 Max: 1580
Current: 189.41
0.68
1580
POCF 103.17
TREE's POCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. TREE: 103.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TREE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 29.55 Max: 164.62
Current: 103.17
0.67
164.62
EV-to-EBIT 75.09
TREE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
96% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. TREE: 75.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TREE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -524.7  Med: -0.30 Max: 122.1
Current: 75.09
-524.7
122.1
Current Ratio 2.98
TREE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. TREE: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TREE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.67 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.98
0.96
3.1
Quick Ratio 2.98
TREE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. TREE: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TREE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.67 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.98
0.96
3.1
Days Sales Outstanding 39.16
TREE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. TREE: 39.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TREE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.51  Med: 21.71 Max: 54.14
Current: 39.16
11.51
54.14

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 27.71
TREE's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
91% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. TREE: 27.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.57  Med: 12.82 Max: 31.14
Current: 27.71
1.57
31.14
Price/Net Current Asset Value 14.31
TREE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. TREE: 14.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 3.25 Max: 10.8
Current: 14.31
0.52
10.8
Price/Tangible Book 13.24
TREE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. TREE: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.45 Max: 36.57
Current: 13.24
0.38
36.57
Price/Median PS Value 4.41
TREE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. TREE: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.94 Max: 3.35
Current: 4.41
0.07
3.35
Price/Graham Number 6.97
TREE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
100% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. TREE: 6.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 2.24 Max: 6.05
Current: 6.97
0.44
6.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.36
TREE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. TREE: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TREE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 60.20 Max: 92577.3
Current: 1.36
0.8
92577.3

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 229 290
EPS($) 1.85 2.87
EPS without NRI($) 1.85 2.87

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance
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Traded in other countries:T77.Germany,
LendingTree Inc operates as a branded performance marketer. The Company serves as an ally to consumers who are looking to comparison-shop and make informed purchase decisions for loans and other important transactions. It provides consumers with an array of information and tools free of charge, conveniently located on its various websites. In addition, it provides consumers with access to offers from multiple providers that can compete for their business, usually through a single inquiry form. The Company is the owner of several brands and businesses that provide information, tools, advice, products and services for critical transactions in consumers' lives. Its family of brands includes: LendingTree, GetSmart, LendingTree EducationSM, LendingTree AutosSM, LendingTree Home ProsSM and InsuranceTree. It's four operating segments are lending, auto, education and home services. Lending segment mainly offers home mortgages, home equity loans and reverse mortgages. Auto segment offers a variety of resources to consumers seeking loans for purchasing new and used automobiles and for refinancing existing auto loans. Education segment offers referrals to more than 30 top-tier institutions and agencies for prospective students seeking institutions of higher education. Home services segment offers consumers opportunities to research and find home improvement professional services through its network of both local and national contractors. The Company faces competition from lenders that source consumer loan originations directly through their owned and operated websites or by phone.
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