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Why Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

Simply Wall St

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 an optimistic future outlook, which has not yet been factored into the price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Marlin Business Services here.

Undervalued with reasonable growth potential

MRLN's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, MRLN's share price is trading below the group's average. This further reaffirms that MRLN is potentially undervalued.

NasdaqGS:MRLN Past and Future Earnings, August 6th 2019
NasdaqGS:MRLN Past and Future Earnings, August 6th 2019

Next Steps:

For Marlin Business Services, I've put together three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has MRLN's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.

  2. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.

  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!

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.