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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
ACAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACAS: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23
Equity to Asset 0.68
ACAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. ACAS: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.60 Max: 1
Current: 0.68
0.11
1
Interest Coverage 3.39
ACAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ACAS: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 4.31 Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.39
0.45
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.11
M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
9.70%
2.57%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 45.29
ACAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.75 vs. ACAS: 45.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 16.5  Med: 50.85 Max: 76.28
Current: 45.29
16.5
76.28
Net-margin (%) 70.06
ACAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.78 vs. ACAS: 70.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -296.38  Med: 80.00 Max: 290.98
Current: 70.06
-296.38
290.98
ROE (%) 7.09
ACAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. ACAS: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -64.92  Med: 12.66 Max: 41.86
Current: 7.09
-64.92
41.86
ROA (%) 5.36
ACAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ACAS: 5.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -31.72  Med: 6.90 Max: 29.22
Current: 5.36
-31.72
29.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 95.00
ACAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.29 vs. ACAS: 95.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -772.43  Med: 218.79 Max: 1019.05
Current: 95
-772.43
1019.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
ACAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ACAS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.40 Max: 117.9
Current: 0.4
0
117.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.00
ACAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ACAS: -9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -8.00 Max: 18
Current: -9
0
18
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -17.30
ACAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. ACAS: -17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.9  Med: 7.90 Max: 112.3
Current: -17.3
-57.9
112.3
» ACAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ACAS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 30,000 sh (New)
Jana Partners 12,224,861 sh (+18119.40%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 57,500 sh (+83.59%)
Murray Stahl 22,495 sh (+38.90%)
Ray Dalio 14,304 sh (+6.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 600,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 4,020 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Q3 2014

ACAS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 19,268 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 19,300 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 28,581 sh (+27.05%)
Louis Moore Bacon 800,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 4,120 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jana Partners 12,126,736 sh (-0.80%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 47,050 sh (-18.17%)
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Q4 2014

ACAS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Murray Stahl 56,055 sh (+96.13%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 57,640 sh (+22.51%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 19,300 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 550,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 16,313 sh (-15.34%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 9.75
ACAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. ACAS: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.01  Med: 7.23 Max: 44.59
Current: 9.75
2.01
44.59
Forward P/E 16.95
ACAS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.04 vs. ACAS: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.90
ACAS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. ACAS: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.01  Med: 7.23 Max: 44.97
Current: 9.9
2.01
44.97
P/B 0.67
ACAS's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ACAS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ACAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.67
0.04
1.82
P/S 6.91
ACAS's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. ACAS: 6.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.12 Max: 10.93
Current: 6.91
0.1
10.93
POCF 29.45
ACAS's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.37 vs. ACAS: 29.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ACAS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 15.24 Max: 37.84
Current: 29.45
0.21
37.84
EV-to-EBIT 10.04
ACAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.27 vs. ACAS: 10.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5  Med: 20.30 Max: 49.6
Current: 10.04
5
49.6
Shiller P/E 8.58
ACAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.32 vs. ACAS: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.93  Med: 14.34 Max: 25.66
Current: 8.58
1.93
25.66
Current Ratio 118.00
ACAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. ACAS: 118.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 2.05 Max: 272
Current: 118
0.1
272
Quick Ratio 118.00
ACAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. ACAS: 118.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 2.05 Max: 272
Current: 118
0.1
272
Days Sales Outstanding 26.99
ACAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.94 vs. ACAS: 26.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.28  Med: 22.04 Max: 35.65
Current: 26.99
15.28
35.65

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.67
ACAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ACAS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.22 Max: 46.87
Current: 0.67
0.11
46.87
Price/Projected FCF 0.87
ACAS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ACAS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.84
Current: 0.87
0.05
1.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
ACAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ACAS: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.26 Max: 19.31
Current: 1.15
0.05
19.31
Price/Graham Number 0.54
ACAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. ACAS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.75 Max: 6.27
Current: 0.54
0.22
6.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.10
ACAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1325 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ACAS: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 4.90 Max: 20
Current: 10.1
2
20
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -20.86
ACAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.82 vs. ACAS: -20.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ACAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -20.9  Med: 9.20 Max: 407.2
Current: -20.86
-20.9
407.2

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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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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