PFMT:NSD-Performant Financial Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Specialty Business Services | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 4.55

Change

-0.14 (-2.99)%

Market Cap

USD 0.26B

Volume

0.44M

Avg Analyst Target

USD 10.00 (+119.78%)

Avg User Target

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

Performant Financial Corporation provides technology-enabled audit, recovery, outsource customer, and related analytics services in the United States. The company offers recovery services to the clients in Federal guaranteed student loan program and private institutions; identifies and tracks defaulted borrowers across its clients' portfolios of student loans; rehabilitates and recovers past due student loans; provides tax recovery services to federal, state and municipal agencies; recovers government debt for various federal agencies; and offers audit and recovery services to identify improper healthcare payments for public and private healthcare clients. It also identifies improper payments resulting from incorrect coding, procedures that were not medically necessary, incomplete documentation, and claims submitted based on outdated fee schedules; and provides default aversion and/or first party call center services. In addition, the company offers Performant Insight that provides various services, such as post- and pre-payment audit of healthcare claims, detection of fraud, waste and abuse of healthcare claims, coordination of benefits, and pharmacy fraud detection services. The company was formerly known as DCS Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Performant Financial Corporation in 2005. Performant Financial Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Livermore, California.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Specialty Business Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 417.05% 100% A+ 99% A+
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 417.05% 100% A+ 99% A+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 684.48% 100% A+ 99% A+
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 684.48% 100% A+ 99% A+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 109.68% 83% B 71% C-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 109.68% 83% B 70% C-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 9.73% 54% F 53% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 9.73% 54% F 50% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 109.30% 8% F 14% F
Risk Adjusted Return 8.90% 38% F 27% F
Market Capitalization 0.26B 50% F 36% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Specialty Business Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 27.80 50% F 35% F
Price/Book Ratio 6.56 33% F 23% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.45 44% F 33% F
EV/EBITDA 83.96 15% F 11% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -14.88% 50% F 44% F
Return on Invested Capital -6.24% 31% F 36% F
Return on Assets 2.83% 67% D+ 70% C-
Debt to Equity Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.72 38% F 46% F
Short Percent 6.17% 13% F 32% F
Beta -0.75 100% A+ 99% A+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector