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GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Matthews International Corp $MATW.
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Matthews International Corp (NAS:MATW)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
-5.70 (As of Mar. 2017)

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 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6   Max: 3.7
Current: -5.7

-6
3.7

During the past 13 years, Matthews International Corp's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 3.70. The lowest was -6.00. And the median was 1.40.

MATW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. MATW: -5.70 )

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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