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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
93% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. TREE: No Debt )
TREE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.56
TREE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 2010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. TREE: 0.56 )
TREE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.56

0.14
0.61
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -1.64
M-Score: -2.94
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 (%) -1.08
TREE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. TREE: -1.08 )
TREE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -156.03   Max: 2.97
Current: -1.08

-156.03
2.97
Net-margin (%) -4.05
TREE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 21.41 vs. TREE: -4.05 )
TREE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -158.9   Max: 60.21
Current: -4.05

-158.9
60.21
ROE (%) -7.88
TREE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2031 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. TREE: -7.88 )
TREE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -114.68   Max: 72.63
Current: -7.88

-114.68
72.63
ROA (%) -4.37
TREE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 2034 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. TREE: -4.37 )
TREE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -64.58   Max: 19.65
Current: -4.37

-64.58
19.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -31.03
TREE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2003 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 76.89 vs. TREE: -31.03 )
TREE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -577.31   Max: 7.86
Current: -31.03

-577.31
7.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -11.10
TREE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TREE: -11.10 )
TREE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -11.1
Current: -11.1

EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -70.80
TREE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. TREE: -70.80 )
TREE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -40.6
Current: -70.8

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

TREE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 265,086 sh (+43.91%)
Murray Stahl 9,833 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Q2 2014

TREE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Murray Stahl 9,833 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 245,800 sh (-7.28%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TREE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 New Buy$24.85 - $35.4 $ 43.2949%6192
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out $30.05 - $34.75 $ 43.2933%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$27.25 - $32.7 $ 43.2945%6285
Wallace Weitz 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$11.27 - $16.64 $ 43.29209%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$11.27 - $16.64 $ 43.29209%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2012-06-30 Reduce -80.91%0.02%$7.39 - $10.13 $ 43.29406%86700
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Ratios

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P/B 6.25
TREE's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. TREE: 6.25 )
TREE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 6.76
Current: 6.25

0.11
6.76
P/S 3.02
TREE's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. TREE: 3.02 )
TREE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.4
Current: 3.02

0.06
3.4
PFCF 128.91
TREE's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TREE: 128.91 )
TREE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2504
Current: 128.91

0.08
2504
EV-to-EBIT -240.15
TREE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 19.47 vs. TREE: -240.15 )
TREE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -277.7   Max: 122.1
Current: -240.15

-277.7
122.1
Current Ratio 2.10
TREE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. TREE: 2.10 )
TREE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.25
Current: 2.1

0.91
2.25
Quick Ratio 2.10
TREE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. TREE: 2.10 )
TREE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.25
Current: 2.1

0.91
2.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 23.69
TREE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
100% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TREE: 23.69 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 31.14
Current: 23.69

1.57
31.14
Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.88
TREE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TREE: 15.88 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 14.05
Current: 15.88

1.16
14.05
Price/Tangible Book 7.73
TREE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. TREE: 7.73 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 36.57
Current: 7.73

0.38
36.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.46
TREE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. TREE: 3.46 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.83
Current: 3.46

0.23
2.83
Price/Median PS Value 6.29
TREE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. TREE: 6.29 )
TREE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 5.35
Current: 6.29

0.21
5.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.40
TREE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1996 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. TREE: -0.40 )
TREE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 92577.3
Current: -0.4

0.8
92577.3

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance
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Tree.com 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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