Performant Financial Corporation provides technology-enabled audit, recovery, outsource customer, and related analytics services in the United States. More Details
Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Performant Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PFMT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: PFMT underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 8.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PFMT underperformed the US Market which returned 14.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Performant Financial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Performant Financial undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PFMT ($0.64) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($1.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PFMT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PFMT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Commercial Services industry average.
PE vs Market: PFMT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PFMT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PFMT is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.6x).
How is Performant Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Performant Financial has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine whether Performant Financial is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
- Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.
How has Performant Financial performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PFMT is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: PFMT is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PFMT is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 41.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare PFMT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: PFMT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (-8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PFMT has a negative Return on Equity (-90.24%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Performant Financial's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PFMT's short term assets ($43.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($16.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: PFMT's short term assets ($43.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($65.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PFMT's debt to equity ratio (173.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: PFMT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 111.6% to 173.9% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable PFMT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: PFMT is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 55.3% per year.
What is Performant Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PFMT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PFMT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PFMT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PFMT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PFMT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Lisa Im (55 yo)
Ms. Lisa C. Im serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Performant Recovery, Inc and serves as Secretary. Ms. Im has been the Chief Executive Officer of Performant Financial Corporation since April 2004 an ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Lisa's total compensation ($USD422.10K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD594.44K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Lisa's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|VP & Chief Accounting Officer||3.42yrs||US$377.90k||0.24% |
|Chief Compliance Officer||4.42yrs||US$267.01k||0.86% |
|VP of Healthcare & GM of Healthcare||3.42yrs||US$395.10k||0.18% |
|Vice President of Finance & Strategy||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Technology||no data||no data||no data|
|Investor Relations Professional||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: PFMT's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
|Lead Independent Director||6.58yrs||US$136.00k||0.28% |
|Independent Director||6.58yrs||US$127.00k||0.30% |
|Independent Director||0.33yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: PFMT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Performant Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Performant Financial Corporation
- Ticker: PFMT
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1976
- Industry: Diversified Support Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$34.950m
- Shares outstanding: 54.71m
- Website: https://performantcorp.com
Number of Employees
- Performant Financial Corporation
- 333 North Canyons Parkway
- Suite 100
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PFMT||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2012|
|PF3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2012|
Performant Financial Corporation provides technology-enabled audit, recovery, outsource customer, and related analytics services in the United States. The company offers recovery services primarily to the ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/18 06:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/17 00:00|
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