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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
TREE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TREE: No Debt )
TREE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.57
TREE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. TREE: 0.57 )
TREE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.57

0.14
0.95
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -2.81
M-Score: -2.33
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 (%) -0.80
TREE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. TREE: -0.80 )
TREE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -156.03   Max: 2.97
Current: -0.8

-156.03
2.97
Net-margin (%) 2.83
TREE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. TREE: 2.83 )
TREE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -158.9   Max: 60.21
Current: 2.83

-158.9
60.21
ROE (%) 4.54
TREE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. TREE: 4.54 )
TREE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -256.45   Max: 56.23
Current: 4.54

-256.45
56.23
ROA (%) 2.59
TREE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. TREE: 2.59 )
TREE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -124.08   Max: 32.57
Current: 2.59

-124.08
32.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -20.71
TREE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 78.30 vs. TREE: -20.71 )
TREE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2517.66   Max: 3.93
Current: -20.71

-2517.66
3.93
Revenue Growth (%) 32.40
TREE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TREE: 32.40 )
TREE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.4
Current: 32.4

0
32.4
EPS Growth (%) -70.80
TREE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. TREE: -70.80 )
TREE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -40.6
Current: -70.8

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

TREE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Columbia Wanger 63,176 sh (New)
Jim Simons 81,889 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 231,622 sh (+9.87%)
Murray Stahl 10,033 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

TREE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Columbia Wanger 100,000 sh (+58.29%)
Jim Simons 94,296 sh (+15.15%)
Murray Stahl 10,033 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q3 2013

TREE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 129,800 sh (+37.65%)
Columbia Wanger 100,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 9,833 sh (-1.99%)
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Q4 2013

TREE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 6,285 sh (New)
Jim Simons 184,200 sh (+41.91%)
Murray Stahl 9,833 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TREE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$27.25 - $32.7 $ 30.452%6285
Wallace Weitz 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$11.27 - $16.64 $ 30.45118%0
Wallace Weitz 2011-06-30 Add 108.28%0.02%$4.81 - $6.33 $ 30.45465%201822
Wallace Weitz 2011-03-31 Add 61.5%0.01%$5.7 - $9.45 $ 30.45308%96900
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $5.7 - $9.45 $ 30.45308%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 86.60
TREE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. TREE: 86.60 )
TREE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 96.53
Current: 86.6

1.77
96.53
P/B 3.80
TREE's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TREE: 3.80 )
TREE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.35
Current: 3.8

0.11
4.35
P/S 2.40
TREE's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. TREE: 2.40 )
TREE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.21
Current: 2.4

0.06
3.21
PFCF 46.20
TREE's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. TREE: 46.20 )
TREE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 51.48
Current: 46.2

0.08
51.48
EV-to-EBIT 111.10
TREE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. TREE: 111.10 )
TREE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 36.4   Max: 122.1
Current: 111.1

36.4
122.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 13.00
TREE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
60% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. TREE: 13.00 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 14.03
Current: 13

1.57
14.03
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.50
TREE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. TREE: 9.50 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 10.26
Current: 9.5

1.16
10.26
Price/Tangible Book 4.70
TREE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TREE: 4.70 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.03
Current: 4.7

0.38
5.03
Price/Median PS Value 2.30
TREE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TREE: 2.30 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.55
Current: 2.3

0.1
2.55
Price/Graham Number 4.20
TREE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. TREE: 4.20 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 4.55
Current: 4.2

0.77
4.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.90
TREE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. TREE: 0.90 )
TREE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.7
Current: 0.9

0.8
2.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.87
TREE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. TREE: 15.87 )
TREE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 21.1
Current: 15.87

5.1
21.1

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance
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Tree.com is the parent of LendingTree, LLC and is the parent of several companies owned by LendingTree, LLC, including Home Loan Center, Inc. LendingTree, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Delaware in June 1996 and commenced nationwide operations in July 1998. LendingTree, Inc. was acquired by InterActiveCorp in 2003 and converted to a Delaware limited liability company in December 2004. On August 20, 2008, Tree.com, Inc. was spun off from InterActiveCorp into a separate publicly-traded company. Tree.com was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in April 2008, in anticipation of the spin-off. Tree.com 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.com, GetSmart.com, DegreeTree.com, LendingTreeAutos.com, DoneRight.com, ServiceTree.com, InsuranceTree.comSM and HealthTree.com. Together, these brands serve as an ally for consumers who are looking to comparison shop for loans, real estate and other services from multiple businesses and professionals who will compete for their business. Its continuing operation is one segment, which represents the previous Exchanges segment. In its Exchanges business, it operates as a branded performance marketer. In this capacity, it serve as an ally to consumers who are looking to make informed purchase decisions and comparison shop for loans and other important transactions. In addition, it provides them with access to offers from multiple providers who can compete for their business, through a single inquiry form or application. It also serves as a valued partner to businesses seeking customer acquisition support services whose benefits are directly measurable, by matching the consumer inquiries it generates with these businesses. Consumers seeking home mortgage loans can access its nationwide network of more than 150 banks, lenders and loan brokers online or by calling. It offers referrals to more than 60 top-tier institutions for prospective students seeking institutions of higher education. Its education websites provide information and a variety of resources related to educational opportunities for prospective students. It offers automobile loans for both new automobile purchases and existing automobile refinancing. It also offers prospective automobile buyers the opportunity to search for new and used automobiles through access to more than 1,700 dealerships. It offers opportunities for consumers to find home improvement professional services through its network of both national and local contractors. Its Exchanges also offer: unsecured loans, through which consumers are matched with multiple lenders using a network-based process similar to the mortgage loan matching process; various consumer insurance products, pursuant to which consumers are linked with licensed insurance agents and insurance lead aggregators to obtain insurance offers,

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