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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
NAS:ACAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NAS:ACAS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:ACAS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.97
NAS:ACAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. NAS:ACAS: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:ACAS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.65 Max: 1
Current: 0.97
0.11
1
Interest Coverage 5.57
NAS:ACAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 1375 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 889.39 vs. NAS:ACAS: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:ACAS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.89 Max: 6.49
Current: 5.57
0.45
6.49
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 18.51
M-Score: -2.09
WACC vs ROIC
8.45%
6.50%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 54.64
NAS:ACAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.87 vs. NAS:ACAS: 54.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:ACAS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 48.91 Max: 59.29
Current: 54.64
16.5
59.29
Net-margin (%) -10.51
NAS:ACAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.09 vs. NAS:ACAS: -10.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:ACAS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -296.38  Med: 74.3 Max: 175.85
Current: -10.51
-296.38
175.85
ROE (%) -1.27
NAS:ACAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. NAS:ACAS: -1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:ACAS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.92  Med: 10.59 Max: 33.28
Current: -1.27
-64.92
33.28
ROA (%) -1.00
NAS:ACAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. NAS:ACAS: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:ACAS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.72  Med: 6.62 Max: 18.5
Current: -1
-31.72
18.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.79
NAS:ACAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.86 vs. NAS:ACAS: 33.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:ACAS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -772.43  Med: 149.43 Max: 660.11
Current: 33.79
-772.43
660.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
NAS:ACAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. NAS:ACAS: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ACAS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.4  Med: 8.3 Max: 119.1
Current: 8.7
-31.4
119.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -73.80
NAS:ACAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NAS:ACAS: -73.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ACAS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.8  Med: 2.7 Max: 90.5
Current: -73.8
-73.8
90.5
» NAS:ACAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

ACAS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Singer 12,225,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,400 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 43,900 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 59,127 sh (-6.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,200 sh (-17.97%)
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Q1 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Paulson 3,974,900 sh (New)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (+2.04%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (+1.92%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 43,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 15,044 sh (-1.03%)
Murray Stahl 57,927 sh (-2.03%)
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Q2 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Leucadia National 75,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 104,234 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 115,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,145 sh (+107.03%)
John Paulson 4,224,900 sh (+6.29%)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Murray Stahl 23,896 sh (-58.75%)
» More
Q3 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mario Gabelli 47,125 sh (New)
John Paulson 4,331,200 sh (+2.52%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (unchged)
Leucadia National Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Murray Stahl 22,364 sh (-6.41%)
» More
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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American Capital Ltd is an asset management and private equity firm. The Company originates, underwrites and manages investments in the middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy and structured products.

American Capital Ltd was founded in 1986 and incorporated in Delaware. On August 29, 1997, it completed an initial public offering and became a non-diversified closed end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. It is an asset management and private equity firm. The Company originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy and structured products. It invests in senior and mezzanine debt and equity in buyouts of private companies sponsored by it or sponsored by other private equity funds and provide capital directly to early stage and mature private and small public companies. Its business objectives are to increase its net earnings and net asset value by making investments with attractive current yields and/or potential for equity appreciation and realized gains. Its investments can be divided into the following six business lines: American Capital One Stop Buyouts, Sponsor Finance Investments, Direct and Other Investments, European Capital, Asset Management and Structured Products. The Company competes with strategic buyers, private equity funds, mezzanine debt funds and other buyers and financing sources, including traditional financial services companies such as finance companies, commercial banks, investment banks and other equity and non-equity based investment funds. The Company and its portfolio companies are subject to regulation by laws at the local, state, federal and foreign level, including with respect to securities laws, tax and accounting standards.

Ratios

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Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 19.98
ACAS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.29 vs. ACAS: 19.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ACAS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.07  Med: 6.08 Max: 38.11
Current: 19.98
2.07
38.11
P/B 0.81
ACAS's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ACAS: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ACAS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.81
0.04
1.69
P/S 7.29
ACAS's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. ACAS: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACAS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 5.87 Max: 11.14
Current: 7.29
0.09
11.14
POCF 14.06
ACAS's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.77 vs. ACAS: 14.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ACAS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 15.37 Max: 35.56
Current: 14.06
0.21
35.56
EV-to-EBIT 29.34
ACAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.21 vs. ACAS: 29.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACAS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.2  Med: 5.85 Max: 285.1
Current: 29.34
-68.2
285.1
EV-to-EBITDA 29.34
ACAS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.04 vs. ACAS: 29.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ACAS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.2  Med: 5.7 Max: 285.1
Current: 29.34
-68.2
285.1
Days Sales Outstanding 9.59
ACAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.50 vs. ACAS: 9.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACAS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 20.97 Max: 202.9
Current: 9.59
3.1
202.9

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 7.30
ACAS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. ACAS: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ACAS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.8  Med: -25.2 Max: 7.6
Current: 7.3
-50.8
7.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.13
ACAS's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
51% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. ACAS: 4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
ACAS' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.14
Current: 4.13
1.31
4.14
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.92
ACAS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ACAS: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ACAS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 32.73 Max: 87.94
Current: 3.92
3.82
87.94
Price/Tangible Book 0.81
ACAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. ACAS: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ACAS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.21 Max: 47.4
Current: 0.81
0.11
47.4
Price/Projected FCF 0.70
ACAS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ACAS: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ACAS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.51
Current: 0.7
0.05
1.51
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
ACAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ACAS: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ACAS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.15 Max: 19.97
Current: 1.24
0.05
19.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.41
ACAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ACAS: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 9.4 Max: 35.2
Current: 3.41
0.4
35.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -40.08
ACAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. ACAS: -40.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ACAS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.1  Med: 8.95 Max: 416.3
Current: -40.08
-40.1
416.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $571.0
EPS (TTM) $ -0.09
Beta0.70
Short Percentage of Float0.87%
52-Week Range $12.14 - 17.45
Shares Outstanding (Mil)216.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 626 700
EPS ($) 1.64 1.98 1.98
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.64 1.98 1.98
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.81 1.20
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