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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.16
NAS:ABCO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. NAS:ABCO: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:ABCO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16
Equity-to-Asset 0.25
NAS:ABCO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NAS:ABCO: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:ABCO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.35  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.25
-0.35
0.6
Interest Coverage 4.22
NAS:ABCO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.33 vs. NAS:ABCO: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:ABCO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.22  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 4.22
Altman Z-Score: 1.08
WACC vs ROIC
8.41%
6.19%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 9.53
NAS:ABCO's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
65% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. NAS:ABCO: 9.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:ABCO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.08  Med: 9.68 Max: 19.15
Current: 9.53
-7.08
19.15
Net Margin % 11.36
NAS:ABCO's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
80% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. NAS:ABCO: 11.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:ABCO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.49  Med: 6.69 Max: 14.64
Current: 11.36
-15.49
14.64
ROE % 19.81
NAS:ABCO's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. NAS:ABCO: 19.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:ABCO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.27  Med: 14.04 Max: 24.57
Current: 19.81
-30.27
24.57
ROA % 4.66
NAS:ABCO's ROA % is ranked higher than
56% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. NAS:ABCO: 4.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:ABCO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.88  Med: 4.23 Max: 10.84
Current: 4.66
-7.88
10.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 39.62
NAS:ABCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.74 vs. NAS:ABCO: 39.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:ABCO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.37  Med: 82.84 Max: 255.57
Current: 39.62
-55.37
255.57
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 16.50
NAS:ABCO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NAS:ABCO: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:ABCO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.9  Med: 15.7 Max: 19.7
Current: 16.5
11.9
19.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 26.80
NAS:ABCO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. NAS:ABCO: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:ABCO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: 14.3 Max: 298.4
Current: 26.8
-8.9
298.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 51.60
NAS:ABCO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. NAS:ABCO: 51.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:ABCO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.7  Med: 12.1 Max: 51.6
Current: 51.6
-19.7
51.6
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with The Advisory Board Co $NAS:ABCO.
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» NAS:ABCO's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-07-27 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

ABCO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 11,998 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 333,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,719 sh (New)
Jim Simons 261,940 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,424,600 sh (-0.39%)
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Q2 2016

ABCO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 46,974 sh (+291.52%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,067,400 sh (-25.07%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,943 sh (-42.48%)
Jim Simons 100,740 sh (-61.54%)
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Q3 2016

ABCO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 15,977 sh (+0.21%)
Chuck Royce 1,067,400 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 12,475 sh (-73.44%)
Jim Simons 18,600 sh (-81.54%)
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Q4 2016

ABCO Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 837,200 sh (-21.57%)
» More
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 561990    SIC: 8741
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Traded in other countries:AD5.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
The Advisory Board Co provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services to the health care and education industries.

The Advisory Board Co is a United States-based company that provides software products and solutions that aim to improve performance of the healthcare and education industries. The company's services include best practice research and insight, performance technology software, data- and tech-enabled services and consulting and management services, which are all provided through the company's subscription-based membership programs. Customers of the company are primarily composed of hospitals, health systems, colleges as well as other healthcare and education institutions. The company generates almost all of its revenue from the United States.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 21.21
ABCO's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.87 vs. ABCO: 21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ABCO' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.82  Med: 44.61 Max: 541.2
Current: 21.21
9.82
541.2
Forward PE Ratio 24.57
ABCO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. ABCO: 24.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 21.21
ABCO's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
50% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.73 vs. ABCO: 21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ABCO' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.69  Med: 43.75 Max: 541.2
Current: 21.21
9.69
541.2
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 23.61
ABCO's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
61% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.84 vs. ABCO: 23.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.28  Med: 24.26 Max: 1118.13
Current: 23.61
6.28
1118.13
PB Ratio 3.69
ABCO's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. ABCO: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ABCO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 5.64 Max: 8.13
Current: 3.69
2.23
8.13
PS Ratio 2.42
ABCO's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ABCO: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ABCO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 3.24 Max: 6.44
Current: 2.42
1.04
6.44
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 30.47
ABCO's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
75% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.27 vs. ABCO: 30.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.26  Med: 23.76 Max: 290.97
Current: 30.47
7.26
290.97
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 17.30
ABCO's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
67% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. ABCO: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.96  Med: 16.52 Max: 32.49
Current: 17.3
4.96
32.49
EV-to-EBIT 32.23
ABCO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. ABCO: 32.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ABCO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3685.8  Med: 30 Max: 1384.2
Current: 32.23
-3685.8
1384.2
EV-to-EBITDA 15.74
ABCO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. ABCO: 15.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ABCO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -627  Med: 25 Max: 73.2
Current: 15.74
-627
73.2
Shiller PE Ratio 111.23
ABCO's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.90 vs. ABCO: 111.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ABCO' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.03  Med: 79.29 Max: 189.25
Current: 111.23
38.03
189.25
Current Ratio 1.01
ABCO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ABCO: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ABCO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.01
Current: 1.01
0.69
1.01
Quick Ratio 1.01
ABCO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ABCO: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ABCO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.01
Current: 1.01
0.69
1.01
Days Sales Outstanding 275.09
ABCO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
97% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.50 vs. ABCO: 275.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ABCO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.74  Med: 201.88 Max: 314.73
Current: 275.09
53.74
314.73

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.50
ABCO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. ABCO: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ABCO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: -3.6 Max: 6.5
Current: -4.5
-16.6
6.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.70
ABCO's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ABCO: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.88
Current: 1.7
0.41
2.88
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.74
ABCO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ABCO: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.41 Max: 3.85
Current: 0.74
0.37
3.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.10
ABCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. ABCO: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ABCO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.1 Max: 16.8
Current: 3.1
0.1
16.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 13.26
ABCO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. ABCO: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ABCO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 13.1 Max: 29.6
Current: 13.26
-1
29.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $803.4
EPS (TTM) $ 2.24
Beta1.30
Short Percentage of Float6.17%
52-Week Range $24.85 - 51.23
Shares Outstanding (Mil)40.24

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 793 834
EPS ($) 1.87 2.12
EPS without NRI ($) 1.87 2.12
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
13.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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