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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 0.09
ACAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACAS: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ACAS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.65
ACAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ACAS: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ACAS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.63 Max: 1
Current: 0.65
0.11
1
Interest Coverage 4.57
ACAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ACAS: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ACAS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.76 Max: 6.49
Current: 4.57
0.45
6.49
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.88
M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
6.52%
16.20%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 52.29
ACAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.42 vs. ACAS: 52.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ACAS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 48.91 Max: 59.29
Current: 52.29
16.5
59.29
Net-margin (%) 11.89
ACAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.46 vs. ACAS: 11.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ACAS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -296.38  Med: 78.96 Max: 175.85
Current: 11.89
-296.38
175.85
ROE (%) 1.44
ACAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. ACAS: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ACAS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.92  Med: 14.14 Max: 33.28
Current: 1.44
-64.92
33.28
ROA (%) 1.00
ACAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. ACAS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ACAS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.72  Med: 7.53 Max: 18.5
Current: 1
-31.72
18.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 64.26
ACAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. ACAS: 64.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACAS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -772.43  Med: 218.79 Max: 1019.05
Current: 64.26
-772.43
1019.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
ACAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ACAS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACAS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.5  Med: 7.90 Max: 117.9
Current: 0.4
-31.5
117.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.00
ACAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ACAS: -9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACAS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.7  Med: 6.20 Max: 90.8
Current: -9
-34.7
90.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -17.40
ACAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ACAS: -17.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACAS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.1  Med: 7.90 Max: 113.3
Current: -17.4
-58.1
113.3
» ACAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

ACAS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ronald Muhlenkamp 21,300 sh (+10.36%)
Louis Moore Bacon 800,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 51,729 sh (-7.72%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 44,680 sh (-22.48%)
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Q2 2015

ACAS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 30,563 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 52,807 sh (+2.08%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 500,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 43,470 sh (-2.71%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,400 sh (-51.17%)
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Q3 2015

ACAS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Murray Stahl 62,974 sh (+19.25%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 43,900 sh (+0.99%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,400 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,530 sh (-39.37%)
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Q4 2015

ACAS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,400 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 59,127 sh (-6.11%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 47.68
ACAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.55 vs. ACAS: 47.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ACAS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 7.24 Max: 58.64
Current: 47.68
2.01
58.64
Forward P/E 6.39
ACAS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. ACAS: 6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 46.77
ACAS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. ACAS: 46.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ACAS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 7.24 Max: 57.56
Current: 46.77
2.01
57.56
P/B 0.64
ACAS's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. ACAS: 0.64 )
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: 1.76
Current: 0.64
0.04
1.76
P/S 5.41
ACAS's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. ACAS: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACAS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.05 Max: 10.93
Current: 5.41
0.1
10.93
POCF 17.31
ACAS's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.52 vs. ACAS: 17.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ACAS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 16.38 Max: 37.84
Current: 17.31
0.21
37.84
EV-to-EBIT 21.28
ACAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.13 vs. ACAS: 21.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACAS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.4  Med: 8.60 Max: 261.8
Current: 21.28
-39.4
261.8
EV-to-EBITDA 21.28
ACAS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.73 vs. ACAS: 21.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ACAS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.7  Med: 6.70 Max: 261.8
Current: 21.28
-46.7
261.8
Shiller P/E 7425.02
ACAS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. ACAS: 7425.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ACAS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 22.42 Max: 7818.87
Current: 7425.02
1
7818.87
Current Ratio 2.24
ACAS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. ACAS: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACAS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.78 Max: 272
Current: 2.24
0.1
272
Quick Ratio 2.24
ACAS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. ACAS: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACAS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.78 Max: 272
Current: 2.24
0.1
272
Days Sales Outstanding 169.15
ACAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
85% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.00 vs. ACAS: 169.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACAS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.28  Med: 21.87 Max: 35.65
Current: 169.15
15.28
35.65

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.62
ACAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ACAS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ACAS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.22 Max: 47.95
Current: 0.62
0.11
47.95
Price/Projected FCF 0.80
ACAS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. ACAS: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ACAS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.84
Current: 0.8
0.05
1.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
ACAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. ACAS: 0.89 )
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: 1.26 Max: 19.54
Current: 0.89
0.05
19.54
Price/Graham Number 1.13
ACAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ACAS: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ACAS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.73 Max: 4.85
Current: 1.13
0.23
4.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.69
ACAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ACAS: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 9.00 Max: 35.2
Current: 4.69
0.4
35.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -21.81
ACAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ACAS: -21.81 )
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: -22.4  Med: 6.70 Max: 406.3
Current: -21.81
-22.4
406.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $656
EPS $ 0.27
Beta0.76
Short Percentage of Float3.26%
52-Week Range $11.92 - 15.87
Shares Outstanding(Mil)263.64

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 583 626 700
EPS($) 0.87 1.18 1.98
EPS without NRI($) 0.87 1.18 1.98

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:AEK.Germany,
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 primarily 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 primary 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.
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