By Christopher Menkin:Should the State of California declare Evergreen non-notification of the original term of the lease illegal, it will be a serious blow to Marlin Business Services (MRLN). Evergreen clauses are illegal in four statesComplete Story »
By Stephen Simpson, CFA:The market has apparently started turning its back on small caps, and that is likely to produce some long-term values. I think Marlin Business Services (MRLN) is starting to earn its way onto that list. Marlin is a good play on a small business recovery, and the company's over-capitalized balance sheet and low cost of funds gives management considerable flexibility.
Marlin Business Services Corporation (MRLN)
Q1 2013 Earnings Call
May 01, 2013 09:00 am ET
Dan Dyer – President, Chief Executive Officer
Lynne Wilson – SVP, Chief Financial Officer
Bob Napoli – William Blair
Greg Cole – Sidoti & Company
Dave Dusenbury – Dalton Greiner
Many automatic renewal clauses require the tenant to give a 30-day notice before the lease expires if the tenant does not wish to renew. But the lease must meet certain requirements.Question: I was renting an apartment on a one-year lease. I made plans to move to another community and had no intention of renewing the lease. On the day I went to turn in my keys to the resident manager, she told me I could not vacate because the lease had automatically been renewed for another year. I don't remember being told about any automatic renewal clause when I signed the original lease.
The California hit parade keeps on rolling as yet Another California city scrambles to avoid bankruptcy.
Atwater, a city of roughly 28,000 in California's Central Valley, may declare a fiscal emergency as soon as next week, but it is trying to avoid becoming the fourth California city to file for municipal bankruptcy this year, its mayor said.
A little over a year ago, Ocwen was the darling of hedge funds everywhere, with such luminaries as Steve Eisman pitching it at the Ira Sohn 2013 idea conference. Since then things went downhill and fast for the mortgage servicer, which after being branded "the "Next Generation Subprime Lender" by Moodys earlier in 2014, become the primary target of the NY State regulator.
Marlin Business Services Corp. (MRLN) Q4 2013 Earnings Conference Call February 06, 2014 09:00 AM ET
Dan Dyer - Chief Executive Officer Lynne Wilson - Chief Financial Officer Ed Siciliano - Chief Sales Officer
Brian Hogan - William Blair Hugh Miller - Sidoti & Company Chris York - JMP Securities
By Stephen Simpson, CFA:Equipment leasing can be a lucrative business, as it allows companies that have access to large pools of attractively-priced of capital to earn strong yields from lessees that lack the same level of access to capital or simply don't wish to deploy it that way.