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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
ACAS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACAS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ACAS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.97
ACAS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. ACAS: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ACAS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.65 Max: 1
Current: 0.97
0.11
1
Interest Coverage 5.57
ACAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1018.62 vs. ACAS: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
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
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 19.07
Beneish M-Score: -2.09
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
ACAS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.57 vs. ACAS: 54.64 )
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: 54.64
16.5
59.29
Net Margin % -10.51
ACAS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 41.12 vs. ACAS: -10.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
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
ACAS's ROE % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. ACAS: -1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
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
ACAS's ROA % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. ACAS: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
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
ACAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.26 vs. ACAS: 33.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
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
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.70
ACAS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ACAS: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ACAS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.4  Med: 8.3 Max: 119.1
Current: 8.7
-31.4
119.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -73.80
ACAS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
97% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ACAS: -73.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ACAS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.8  Med: 2.7 Max: 90.5
Current: -73.8
-73.8
90.5
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» ACAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-08-03 Est.)


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Guru Trades

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

Pioneer Investments 104,234 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 115,900 sh (New)
Leucadia National 75,000 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%)
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Q3 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mario Gabelli 47,125 sh (New)
John Paulson 4,331,200 sh (+2.52%)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Leucadia National Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 22,364 sh (-6.41%)
» More
Q4 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 51,192 sh (New)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Murray Stahl 17,364 sh (-22.36%)
John Paulson 865,868 sh (-80.01%)
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6799
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Traded in other countries:AEK.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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-to-Owner-Earnings 20.70
ACAS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
73% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. ACAS: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.07  Med: 5.46 Max: 38.11
Current: 20.7
2.07
38.11
PB Ratio 0.84
ACAS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ACAS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ACAS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.84
0.04
1.69
PS Ratio 7.56
ACAS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. ACAS: 7.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ACAS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 5.84 Max: 11.14
Current: 7.56
0.09
11.14
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 14.58
ACAS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
52% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.43 vs. ACAS: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 16.59 Max: 35.56
Current: 14.58
0.21
35.56
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.58
ACAS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. ACAS: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 15.78 Max: 35.56
Current: 14.58
0.21
35.56
EV-to-EBIT 30.62
ACAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. ACAS: 30.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACAS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.2  Med: 5.4 Max: 285.1
Current: 30.62
-68.2
285.1
EV-to-EBITDA 30.62
ACAS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. ACAS: 30.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ACAS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.2  Med: 5.3 Max: 285.1
Current: 30.62
-68.2
285.1
Days Sales Outstanding 9.59
ACAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.24 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
92% of the 868 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-to-Net-Cash 4.27
ACAS's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
53% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. ACAS: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.27
Current: 4.27
1.31
4.27
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 4.06
ACAS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. ACAS: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 32.73 Max: 87.94
Current: 4.06
3.82
87.94
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.84
ACAS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ACAS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.21 Max: 47.4
Current: 0.84
0.11
47.4
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.72
ACAS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ACAS: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.51
Current: 0.72
0.05
1.51
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.29
ACAS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ACAS: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ACAS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.16 Max: 15.33
Current: 1.29
0.05
15.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.27
ACAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. ACAS: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ACAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.6 Max: 35.2
Current: 3.27
0.4
35.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -36.64
ACAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. ACAS: -36.64 )
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: -36.64  Med: 9.3 Max: 416.3
Current: -36.64
-36.64
416.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $571.0
EPS (TTM) $ -0.09
Short Percentage of Float1.22%
52-Week Range $12.14 - 18.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)216.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 626 700
EPS ($) 1.64 1.98 1.98
EPS without NRI ($) 1.64 1.98 1.98
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.81 1.20
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