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GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Marlin Business Services Corp $MRLN.
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Marlin Business Services Corp (NAS:MRLN)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
1.10 (As of Dec. 2016)

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.

MRLN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.4   Max: 1.1
Current: 1.1

-29.4
1.1

During the past 13 years, Marlin Business Services Corp's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 1.10. The lowest was -29.40. And the median was -1.60.

MRLN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. MRLN: 1.10 )

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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