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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.40
ACAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ACAS: 0.40 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.4

Equity to Asset 0.85
ACAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. ACAS: 0.85 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1
Current: 0.85

0.35
1
Interest Coverage 5.27
ACAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 383.08 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: 2.91
M-Score: -2.53
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 (%) 47.64
ACAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1211 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 47.00 vs. ACAS: 47.64 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 16.5   Max: 76.28
Current: 47.64

16.5
76.28
Net-margin (%) 37.78
ACAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.10 vs. ACAS: 37.78 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -296.38   Max: 290.98
Current: 37.78

-296.38
290.98
ROE (%) 3.59
ACAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. ACAS: 3.59 )
ACAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -98.73   Max: 31.18
Current: 3.59

-98.73
31.18
ROA (%) 3.06
ACAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. ACAS: 3.06 )
ACAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.38   Max: 24.58
Current: 3.06

-39.38
24.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.11
ACAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 58.81 vs. ACAS: 44.11 )
ACAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 44.11   Max: 373.81
Current: 44.11

44.11
373.81
Revenue Growth (%) -4.00
ACAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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
58% of the 684 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
62% of the 666 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

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ACAS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jeremy Grantham 47,814 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 130,604 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 178,154 sh (+30.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,682 sh (+9.3%)
John Paulson 3,784,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer Sold Out
Murray Stahl 18,695 sh (-7.39%)
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Q2 2013

ACAS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jeremy Grantham 57,927 sh (+21.15%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 4,020 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 3,784,700 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 18,695 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen 175,003 sh (-1.77%)
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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

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

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACAS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$13.405 - $15.52 $ 14.661%18915
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$13.405 - $15.52 $ 14.661%57404
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$13.405 - $15.52 $ 14.661%4979
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$11.86 - $15.13 $ 14.666%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$11.86 - $15.13 $ 14.666%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$12.021 - $15.11 $ 14.667%130604
John Paulson 2012-12-31 Reduce -29.71%0.15%$11.2 - $12.4 $ 14.6624%3784700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$11.2 - $12.4 $ 14.6624%22581
John Paulson 2012-09-30 Reduce -37.28%0.27%$9.63 - $11.91 $ 14.6637%5384700
John Paulson 2012-06-30 Reduce -52.83%0.58%$8.3 - $9.98 $ 14.6660%8584700
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$8.3 - $9.98 $ 14.6660%0
John Paulson 2012-03-31 Reduce -42.92%0.64%$7.205 - $9.19 $ 14.6688%18199543
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 1151.69%0.05%$7.205 - $9.19 $ 14.6688%410604
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0027%$6.29 - $8.03 $ 14.66109%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy$6.29 - $8.03 $ 14.66109%32804
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -97.36%0.13%$8.75 - $10.55 $ 14.6651%23500
George Soros 2011-03-31 Add 2912.2%0.1%$7.56 - $9.76 $ 14.6669%888600
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.20
ACAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. ACAS: 29.20 )
ACAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 53.56
Current: 29.2

2.01
53.56
P/B 0.80
ACAS's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. ACAS: 0.80 )
ACAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.8

0.04
1.82
P/S 9.20
ACAS's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. ACAS: 9.20 )
ACAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 10.96
Current: 9.2

0.1
10.96
PFCF 22.60
ACAS's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 18.65 vs. ACAS: 22.60 )
ACAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 37.84
Current: 22.6

0.21
37.84
EV-to-EBIT 19.20
ACAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. ACAS: 19.20 )
ACAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 49.6
Current: 19.2

7.9
49.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.80
ACAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ACAS: 0.80 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.8

0.21
1.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
ACAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ACAS: 0.70 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.7

0.08
1.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
ACAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ACAS: 1.50 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.5

0.08
2.1
Price/Graham Number 0.90
ACAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. ACAS: 0.90 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.29
Current: 0.9

0.22
2.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
ACAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. ACAS: 5.20 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 12.7
Current: 5.2

2
12.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.32
ACAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ACAS: 4.32 )
ACAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 416.4
Current: 4.32

4.7
416.4

Business Description

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