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How to buy Marlin Business Services stock | $11.8

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Marlin Business Services Corp is a credit services business based in the US. Marlin Business Services shares (MRLN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Marlin Business Services employs 250 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$56.1 million.

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  3. Search for Marlin Business Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MRLN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Marlin Business Services reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$11.8, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Marlin Business Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Marlin Business Services. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Marlin Business Services share price

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Marlin Business Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-11.
Latest market closeUSD$11.8
52-week rangeUSD$4.4241 - USD$20.5382
50-day moving average USD$11.875
200-day moving average USD$8.6319
Wall St. target priceUSD$16
PE ratio 10.7595
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (4.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.821

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Is it a good time to buy Marlin Business Services stock?

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Marlin Business Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.8 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -4.07%
1 month (2020-12-17) -4.45%
3 months (2020-10-16) 54.45%
6 months (2020-07-17) 61.20%
1 year (2020-01-17) -44.81%
2 years (2019-01-17) -47.51%
3 years (2018-01-17) 24.05
5 years (2016-01-15) 14.07

Is Marlin Business Services under- or over-valued?

Valuing Marlin Business Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marlin Business Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Marlin Business Services's P/E ratio

Marlin Business Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Marlin Business Services shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Marlin Business Services's PEG ratio

Marlin Business Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.83. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marlin Business Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marlin Business Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$56.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$107.2 million
Return on assets TTM -0.56%
Return on equity TTM -3.35%
Profit margin -11.67%
Book value $15.42
Market capitalisation USD$144.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Marlin Business Services shares

There are currently 151,658 Marlin Business Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Marlin Business Services's "short interest". This figure is 12.7% up from 134,581 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Marlin Business Services shares can be evaluated.

Marlin Business Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Marlin Business Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Marlin Business Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Marlin Business Services shares traded daily (recently around 51235.810810811). Marlin Business Services's SIR currently stands at 2.96. In other words for every 100,000 Marlin Business Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2960 shares are currently held short.

However Marlin Business Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Marlin Business Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Marlin Business Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Marlin Business Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Marlin Business Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marlin Business Services shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Marlin Business Services.

Find out more about how you can short Marlin Business Services stock.

Marlin Business Services share dividends

We're not expecting Marlin Business Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Marlin Business Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marlin Business Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.4241 up to $20.5382. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRLN.US volatility(beta: 0.96)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Marlin Business Services's is 0.9611. This would suggest that Marlin Business Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Marlin Business Services overview

Marlin Business Services Corp. provides credit products and services to small and mid-sized businesses in the United States. The company's products and services include loans and leases for the acquisition of commercial equipment and working capital loans. It offers lease finance to approximately 100 categories of equipment. As of December 31, 2019, the company had a portfolio of approximately 91,000 equipment finance leases and loans. It also offers reinsurance services; and operates a commercial bank that issues certificates of deposit and money market demand accounts, as well as provides small business loans. The company provides its solutions through a network of independent commercial equipment dealers and national account programs, as well as through direct solicitation and relationships with select lease and loan brokers. Marlin Business Services Corp. was founded in 1997 and is based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

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