NASDAQ:PFMT - Performant Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$1.40 +0.07 (+5.26 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$1.33
Today's Range$1.25 - $1.41
52-Week Range$1.25 - $3.52
Volume67,100 shs
Average Volume95,844 shs
Market Capitalization$77.92 million
P/E Ratio-7.37
Dividend YieldN/A
Performant Financial Corporation provides technology-enabled audit, recovery, customer care, and related analytics services in the United States. The company offers recovery services primarily to the government-supported student loan industry, serving guaranty agencies, the Department of Education, and private financial institutions; and restructures and recovers student loans issued directly by banks to students outside of federal lending programs. It also provides audit and recovery services related to improper payments in the healthcare market; and recovery and risk management advisory services to the Department of the Treasury and various financial institutions, as well as to several federal, state, and municipal tax authorities. In addition, the company offers services from post-and pre-payment audit of healthcare claims to detection of fraud, waste and abuse of healthcare claims, to coordination of benefits and pharmacy fraud detection. The company was formerly known as DCS Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Performant Financial Corporation in 2005. Performant Financial Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Livermore, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Miscellaneous business services
Sub-IndustryDiversified Support Services
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PFMT
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio2.32
Quick Ratio2.32


Trailing P/E Ratio-7.37
Forward P/E Ratio-3.78
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$132.05 million
Price / Sales0.55
Cash Flow$0.0402 per share
Price / Cash34.83
Book Value$1.58 per share
Price / Book0.89


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.19)
Net Income$-12,720,000.00
Net Margins-1.49%
Return on Equity-17.65%
Return on Assets-9.96%


Outstanding Shares51,940,000
Market Cap$77.92 million

Performant Financial (NASDAQ:PFMT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Performant Financial's stock symbol?

Performant Financial trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PFMT."

How were Performant Financial's earnings last quarter?

Performant Financial Corp (NASDAQ:PFMT) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 9th. The business services provider reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.07. The business services provider earned $27.58 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $31.80 million. Performant Financial had a negative return on equity of 17.65% and a negative net margin of 1.49%. View Performant Financial's Earnings History.

When is Performant Financial's next earnings date?

Performant Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Performant Financial.

What guidance has Performant Financial issued on next quarter's earnings?

Performant Financial issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $148-158 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $162.55 million.

What price target have analysts set for PFMT?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Performant Financial's stock. Their predictions range from $3.50 to $3.50. On average, they expect Performant Financial's share price to reach $3.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 150.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Performant Financial.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Performant Financial?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Performant Financial in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Performant Financial.

Has Performant Financial been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about PFMT stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Performant Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Performant Financial's key competitors?

Who are Performant Financial's key executives?

Performant Financial's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Lisa C. Im, Chairman & CEO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Ian A. Johnston, VP, CAO & Acting Principal Financial Officer (Age 63)
  • Mr. Harold T. Leach Jr., Chief Compliance Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Simeon M. Kohl, VP of Healthcare & GM of Healthcare (Age 51)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Nelson, VP of Technology

Who are Performant Financial's major shareholders?

Performant Financial's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include 22NW LP (5.97%). Company insiders that own Performant Financial stock include Lisa Im and Simeon Kohl. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Performant Financial.

Which major investors are buying Performant Financial stock?

PFMT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 22NW LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Performant Financial.

How do I buy shares of Performant Financial?

Shares of PFMT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Performant Financial's stock price today?

One share of PFMT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.40.

How big of a company is Performant Financial?

Performant Financial has a market capitalization of $77.92 million and generates $132.05 million in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $-12,720,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.19) on an earnings per share basis. Performant Financial employs 1,260 workers across the globe.

What is Performant Financial's official website?

The official website for Performant Financial is

How can I contact Performant Financial?

Performant Financial's mailing address is 333 North Cayons Parkway, Livermore CA, 94551. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 925-960-4800 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Performant Financial (NASDAQ PFMT)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  179 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  207 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  386
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Performant Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PFMT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PFMT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/17/2018 by Staff

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