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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.17
ACAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ACAS: 0.17 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.17

Equity to Asset 0.83
ACAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. ACAS: 0.83 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1
Current: 0.83

0.11
1
Interest Coverage 5.27
ACAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 380.45 vs. ACAS: 5.27 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.27

0.45
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.27
M-Score: -2.79
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 41.91
ACAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.14 vs. ACAS: 41.91 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 16.5   Max: 76.28
Current: 41.91

16.5
76.28
Net-margin (%) 24.26
ACAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.96 vs. ACAS: 24.26 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -296.38   Max: 290.98
Current: 24.26

-296.38
290.98
ROE (%) 1.87
ACAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. ACAS: 1.87 )
ACAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -64.92   Max: 41.86
Current: 1.87

-64.92
41.86
ROA (%) 1.59
ACAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. ACAS: 1.59 )
ACAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -31.72   Max: 29.22
Current: 1.59

-31.72
29.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.73
ACAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 107.27 vs. ACAS: 29.73 )
ACAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 40   Max: 747.62
Current: 29.73

40
747.62
Revenue Growth (%) -4.00
ACAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ACAS: -4.00 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 117.9
Current: -4

0
117.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -34.30
ACAS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ACAS: -34.30 )
ACAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.3   Max: 258.3
Current: -34.3

-34.3
258.3
EPS Growth (%) -41.30
ACAS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ACAS: -41.30 )
ACAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.9   Max: 112.3
Current: -41.3

-57.9
112.3
» ACAS's 10-Y Financials

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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ACAS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 18,695 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 4,020 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 3,784,700 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

ACAS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ronald Muhlenkamp 18,915 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,979 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 57,404 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 105,957 sh (New)
John Paulson 3,784,700 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 4,120 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 17,695 sh (-5.35%)
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Q1 2014

ACAS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 24,218 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 950,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 31,320 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,249 sh (+45.59%)
Steven Cohen 145,913 sh (+37.71%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 19,300 sh (+2.04%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 4,120 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson Sold Out
Murray Stahl 16,195 sh (-8.48%)
Ray Dalio 13,404 sh (-76.65%)
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Q2 2014

ACAS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 30,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 57,500 sh (+83.59%)
Murray Stahl 22,495 sh (+38.9%)
Ray Dalio 14,304 sh (+6.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 600,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 4,020 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACAS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$14.35 - $15.95 $ 14.32-4%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $14.35 - $15.95 $ 14.32-4%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$14.35 - $15.95 $ 14.32-4%30000
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.29%$14.21 - $16.28 $ 14.32-7%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -76.65%0.01%$14.21 - $16.28 $ 14.32-7%13404
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 45.59%$14.21 - $16.28 $ 14.32-7%7249
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$13.405 - $15.52 $ 14.32-1%18915
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$13.405 - $15.52 $ 14.32-1%57404
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$13.405 - $15.52 $ 14.32-1%4979
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$11.86 - $15.13 $ 14.324%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$11.86 - $15.13 $ 14.324%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$12.021 - $15.11 $ 14.324%130604
John Paulson 2012-12-31 Reduce -29.71%0.15%$11.2 - $12.4 $ 14.3221%3784700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$11.2 - $12.4 $ 14.3221%22581
John Paulson 2012-09-30 Reduce -37.28%0.27%$9.63 - $11.91 $ 14.3234%5384700
John Paulson 2012-06-30 Reduce -52.83%0.58%$8.3 - $9.98 $ 14.3256%8584700
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$8.3 - $9.98 $ 14.3256%0
John Paulson 2012-03-31 Reduce -42.92%0.64%$7.205 - $9.19 $ 14.3283%18199543
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 1151.69%0.05%$7.205 - $9.19 $ 14.3283%410604
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0027%$6.29 - $8.03 $ 14.32104%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy$6.29 - $8.03 $ 14.32104%32804
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 40.60
ACAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. ACAS: 40.60 )
ACAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 44.59
Current: 40.6

2.01
44.59
P/B 0.72
ACAS's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ACAS: 0.72 )
ACAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.72

0.04
1.82
P/S 9.94
ACAS's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. ACAS: 9.94 )
ACAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 10.93
Current: 9.94

0.1
10.93
EV-to-EBIT 26.55
ACAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.26 vs. ACAS: 26.55 )
ACAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 49.6
Current: 26.55

4.9
49.6
Current Ratio 146.80
ACAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. ACAS: 146.80 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 231.4
Current: 146.8

0.1
231.4
Quick Ratio 146.80
ACAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. ACAS: 146.80 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 231.4
Current: 146.8

0.1
231.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.72
ACAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ACAS: 0.72 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 46.87
Current: 0.72

0.11
46.87
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.89
ACAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. ACAS: 0.89 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.89

0.05
1.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.62
ACAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. ACAS: 1.62 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 19.31
Current: 1.62

0.05
19.31
Price/Graham Number 1.12
ACAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ACAS: 1.12 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 6.27
Current: 1.12

0.22
6.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
ACAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. ACAS: 3.80 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 20.2
Current: 3.8

2
20.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.72
ACAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ACAS: 0.72 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 416.4
Current: 0.72

0.8
416.4

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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American Capital Ltd was incorporated in 1986. On August 29, 1997, the Company completed an initial public offering and became a non-diversified closed end investment company. American Capital operates as a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. It invests in private equity, private debt, private real estate securities and other investments, technology investments, special situation investments and alternative asset funds managed by the Company. It provides investors the opportunity to participate in the private equity and alternative asset management industry through an investment in its publicly traded stock. The Company primarily invests in middle market companies, which it generally considers to be companies with revenue between $10 million and $750 million. The Company also has investments in structured finance investments, including commercial mortgage backed securities ('CMBS'), collateralize loan obligation ('CLO') securities and collateralize debt obligation ('CDO') securities and invest in alternative asset funds managed by the Company. Other than investment in European Capital, the Company's investments are primarily in portfolio companies located in the United States. The Company has an investment portfolio and do not concentrate in any one or two industry sectors. It uses the Global Industry Classification Standards for classifying the industry groupings of its portfolio companies. Majority of the Company investments has been to assist in the funding of change of control buyouts of privately held middle market companies. Its private finance portfolio investments consist of loans and equity securities primarily to privately-held middle market companies. Its private finance loans consist of first lien secured revolving credit facilities, first lien secured loans, second lien secured loans and secured and unsecured mezzanine loans. Its loans typically mature in five to ten years and require monthly or quarterly interest payments at fixed rates or variable rates generally based on LIBOR, plus a margin. The Company's alternative asset management business is conducted through its wholly-owned portfolio company, American Capital, LLC. The Company's Structured Products investments consist of investments in CMBS, CLO and CDO securities. Its Structured Products investments are generally in non-investment grade securities. The Company competes compete with strategic buyers, private equity funds, subordinated 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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