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A Holistic Look At Marlin Business Services Corp (NASDAQ:MRLN)

Marlin Business Services Corp (NASDAQ:MRLN) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of MRLN, it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive history of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Marlin Business Services here.

Excellent balance sheet with proven track record

In the past couple of years, MRLN has ramped up its bottom line by over 100%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did MRLN outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Diversified Financial industry expansion, which generated a 19% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future. MRLN currently has no debt on its balance sheet. This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Investors’ risk associated with debt is virtually non-existent and the company has plenty of headroom to grow debt in the future, should the need arise.

NasdaqGS:MRLN Income Statement Export October 12th 18
NasdaqGS:MRLN Income Statement Export October 12th 18

Next Steps:

For Marlin Business Services, I’ve put together three essential aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MRLN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MRLN’s outlook.

  2. Valuation: What is MRLN worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether MRLN is currently mispriced by the market.

  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MRLN? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.