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Matthews International Corporation (NAS:MATW)
3-Year Buyback Ratio
0.40 (As of Sep. 2014)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

MATW' s 10-Year Buyback Ratio Range
Min: 3.5   Max: -1.6
Current: 0.4

During the past 13 years, Matthews International Corporation's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was -1.60. The lowest was 3.50. And the median was 1.70.

MATW's Buyback Ratiois ranked higher than
98% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. MATW: 0.40 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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