Should you buy Marlin Business Services Corp. stock? (NasdaqGS:MRLN). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that Marlin Business Services Corp. can grow its free cash at a rate of about 0%. That's positive!
(Marlin Business Services Corp. stock price per share)
||MRLN Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|MRLN Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$19.37|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||7% higher than other Financial stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||21% lower than other Credit Services stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||28%|
|Dividend Yield||2%||Shares Shorted||236,425|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 236,425 shares shorted. With 7,253,945 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 26,066, it would take at least 9.07 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that Marlin Business Services Corp. may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Marlin Business Services Corp. looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does Marlin Business Services Corp. have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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