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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
FMD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. FMD: No Debt )
FMD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.31
FMD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. FMD: 0.31 )
FMD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.13   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.31

-0.13
0.81
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.38
M-Score: -2.14
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -87.44
FMD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.45 vs. FMD: -87.44 )
FMD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9860.3   Max: 1362.09
Current: -87.44

-9860.3
1362.09
Net-margin (%) -88.87
FMD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. FMD: -88.87 )
FMD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23772.64   Max: 2727.88
Current: -88.87

-23772.64
2727.88
ROE (%) -25.63
FMD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.85 vs. FMD: -25.63 )
FMD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -69.61   Max: 100.34
Current: -25.63

-69.61
100.34
ROA (%) -8.41
FMD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. FMD: -8.41 )
FMD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 49.97
Current: -8.41

-35.9
49.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -314.69
FMD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. FMD: -314.69 )
FMD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1282.78   Max: 331.06
Current: -314.69

-1282.78
331.06
Revenue Growth (%) 251.80
FMD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. FMD: 251.80 )
FMD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -74   Max: 251.8
Current: 251.8

-74
251.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -28.90
FMD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. FMD: -28.90 )
FMD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.5   Max: 273
Current: -28.9

-54.5
273
EPS Growth (%) -24.70
FMD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. FMD: -24.70 )
FMD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.6   Max: 212.6
Current: -24.7

-56.6
212.6
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FMD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Ratios

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P/B 0.42
FMD's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. FMD: 0.42 )
FMD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 13.6
Current: 0.42

0.11
13.6
P/S 1.24
FMD's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. FMD: 1.24 )
FMD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 356
Current: 1.24

0.4
356
EV-to-EBIT 0.23
FMD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. FMD: 0.23 )
FMD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -167.8   Max: 28.5
Current: 0.23

-167.8
28.5
Shiller P/E 1.26
FMD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. FMD: 1.26 )
FMD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 34.32
Current: 1.26

0.41
34.32
Current Ratio 1.35
FMD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. FMD: 1.35 )
FMD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 30.9
Current: 1.35

1.07
30.9
Quick Ratio 1.35
FMD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. FMD: 1.35 )
FMD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 30.9
Current: 1.35

1.07
30.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.60
FMD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
98% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. FMD: 0.60 )
FMD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 11.2
Current: 0.6

0.22
11.2
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.08
FMD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. FMD: 0.08 )
FMD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 15.07
Current: 0.08

0.05
15.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.29
FMD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. FMD: 0.29 )
FMD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 84.29
Current: 0.29

0.14
84.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 434.80
FMD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FMD: 434.80 )
FMD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 71850.2
Current: 434.8

3.5
71850.2

Analyst Estimate

Jun15
Revenue(Mil) 49
EPS($) -2.50
EPS without NRI($) -2.50

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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The First Marblehead Corp was formed as a limited partnership in 1991 and was incorporated in Delaware in August 1994. It is a specialty finance company focused on the education financing marketplace in the United States. It provides loan programs on behalf of its lender clients for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students and for college graduates seeking to refinance private education loan obligations, as well as tuition planning, tuition billing, refund management and payment technology services. It provides a fully integrated suite of services through its Monogram loan product service platform, which it refer to as its Monogram platform, as well as certain services on a stand-alone, fee-for-service basis. These loan programs are designed to be marketed to prospective student borrowers and their families directly or through educational institutions and to generate portfolios which might be held by the originating lender or financed in the capital markets. It offers a fully integrated suite of services, including its new Monogram loan product, as well as certain services on a standalone, fee-for-service basis. In addition, it provides administrative and other services to securitization trusts that it has facilitated and asset servicing to the third-party owner of certain securitization trusts. The Company's bank subsidiary, Union Federal Savings Bank is a federally chartered thrift that offers residential and commercial mortgage loans, and certain other banking products. Through its Monogram product offering, it enables lenders to offer borrowers private education loans with competitive terms and clear pricing alternatives, but which are also structured to align product options made available to qualified applicants with their credit risk. The Monogram product integrates all of its service offerings, including program design, marketing support, loan origination and portfolio management. The product enables its lender clients to customize their loan programs to meet their risk control and return objectives without a third-party guaranty. Specifically, the client could customize the range of loan terms offered to their qualified applicants, such as repayment options, loan limits and borrower pricing. The Monogram product is based on its proprietary origination risk score model, which was independently reviewed by a credit bureau. It helps clients design their private education loan programs. The Company's design approach begins with a standard set of pricing options, legal agreements and third-party relationships that it could then customize for its clients in order to satisfy their particular needs. The Company's systems have been designed to provide applicants with consumer protection disclosures required by law and regulation, as well as information helpful for making informed decisions about private education loans. It operates in a competitive environment.FIRSTMARBLEHEAD, the checkered logo, MONOGRAM, MONTICELLO STUDENT LOA
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