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How to buy Marlin Business Services (MRLN) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Marlin Business Services stock.

Marlin Business Services Corp
NASDAQ: MRLN - USD
CREDIT SERVICES
$22.79
-$0.05 (-0.22%)

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 262 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Marlin Business Services stock price (NASDAQ: MRLN)

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Marlin Business Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$22.52
52-week range$6.39 - $23.24
50-day moving average $22.83
200-day moving average $18.02
Wall St. target price$16.00
PE ratio 14.2483
Dividend yield $0.56 (2.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.60

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Marlin Business Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.52 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -1.14%
3 months (2021-04-26) 1.90%
6 months (2021-01-22) N/A
1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
3 years (2018-07-22) N/A
5 years (2016-07-22) N/A

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 14x. In other words, Marlin Business Services shares trade at around 14x 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 $82.7 million
Operating margin TTM 32.4%
Gross profit TTM $63.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.7%
Return on equity TTM 9.75%
Profit margin 23%
Book value $17.01
Market capitalisation $274.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Marlin Business Services shares

There are currently 94,397 Marlin Business Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Marlin Business Services's "short interest". This figure is 46.2% down from 175,395 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 39332.083333333). Marlin Business Services's SIR currently stands at 2.4. In other words for every 100,000 Marlin Business Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2400 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 0.0135% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marlin Business Services shares, roughly 14 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

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.03% of net profits

Recently Marlin Business Services has paid out, on average, around 21.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marlin Business Services shareholders could enjoy a 2.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marlin Business Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

While Marlin Business Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Marlin Business Services is investing more in its future growth.

Marlin Business Services's most recent dividend payout was on 19 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Marlin Business Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marlin Business Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.3858 up to $23.235. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRLN.US volatility(beta: 1.13)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 1.1333. This would suggest that Marlin Business Services's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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, 2020, the company had a portfolio of approximately 80,000 equipment finance leases and loans. It also offers reinsurance services; and operates a commercial bank that issues certificates of deposit and money market deposit accounts. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Marlin Business Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.626% of Marlin Business Services shares are held by insiders and 80.392% by institutions.
How many people work for Marlin Business Services?
Latest data suggests 262 work at Marlin Business Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Marlin Business Services?
Marlin Business Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Marlin Business Services based?
Marlin Business Services's address is: 300 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, NJ, United States, 08054
What is Marlin Business Services's ISIN number?
Marlin Business Services's international securities identification number is: US5711571068
What is Marlin Business Services's CUSIP number?
Marlin Business Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 571157106

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