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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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Cash to Debt 1.35
ACRE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. ACRE: 1.35 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.35   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.35

Equity to Asset 0.35
ACRE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ACRE: 0.35 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.35

0.35
0.43
Interest Coverage 1.45
ACRE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 509 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ACRE: 1.45 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.45

1.45
9999.99
Z-Score: 1.41
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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Operating margin (%) 20.07
ACRE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 40.09 vs. ACRE: 20.07 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 20.07
Current: 20.07

9.27
20.07
Net-margin (%) 29.07
ACRE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 612 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. ACRE: 29.07 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 29.07
Current: 29.07

9.27
29.07
ROE (%) 3.39
ACRE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. ACRE: 3.39 )
ACRE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.39
Current: 3.39

0.52
3.39
ROA (%) 1.17
ACRE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. ACRE: 1.17 )
ACRE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.17
Current: 1.17

0.22
1.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.00
ACRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. ACRE: 12.00 )
ACRE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12   Max: 12
Current: 12

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ACRE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 26,981 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 298,763 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 245,412 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

ACRE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 46,530 sh (+72.45%)
First Pacific Advisors 294,412 sh (+19.97%)
Pioneer Investments 200,863 sh (-32.77%)
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Q3 2013

ACRE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

First Pacific Advisors 419,412 sh (+42.46%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons 26,900 sh (-42.19%)
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Q4 2013

ACRE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 20,408 sh (New)
Jim Simons 320,172 sh (+1090.23%)
First Pacific Advisors 419,412 sh (unchged)
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Insider Buys Reported in Ares as Price and P/B Ratio Hit Lows
As Ares Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) has dropped to a 52-week low price and historical low P/B ratio and announced a public offering, several of the company’s insiders have taken the opportunity to buy their own shares into the company. To paraphrase Peter Lynch’s popular quote — insiders only spend their own money when they think the stock price is soon to rise. Read more...
Insider Buys at 52-Week Low Prices
During the past week, four companies have reported insider buys as their prices have dropped to or neared a 52-week low. Looking at insider buys at 52-week lows can be interesting because (to paraphrase Peter Lynch) an insider will only put their personal money into the company if they think the stock price will go up. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.00
ACRE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. ACRE: 18.00 )
ACRE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.76   Max: 266.56
Current: 18

16.76
266.56
P/B 0.90
ACRE's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 555 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ACRE: 0.90 )
ACRE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.9

0.86
1.13
P/S 5.20
ACRE's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. ACRE: 5.20 )
ACRE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.82   Max: 10.09
Current: 5.2

4.82
10.09
PFCF 12.50
ACRE's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 363 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. ACRE: 12.50 )
ACRE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.45   Max: 51.7
Current: 12.5

12.45
51.7
EV-to-EBIT 13.30
ACRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 599 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 27.39 vs. ACRE: 13.30 )
ACRE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 15.2
Current: 13.3

3.7
15.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 7.70
ACRE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. ACRE: 7.70 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 8.02
Current: 7.7

2.12
8.02
Dividend Payout 1.38
ACRE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
51% of the 502 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ACRE: 1.38 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 12.33
Current: 1.38

1.39
12.33
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.70
ACRE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ACRE: 7.70 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 8.02
Current: 7.7

2.12
8.02

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.80
ACRE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
81% of the 26 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ACRE: 1.80 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8

0.99
1.8
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.80
ACRE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 28 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ACRE: 1.80 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8

0.99
1.8
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
ACRE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 548 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ACRE: 0.90 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.9

Price/Median PS Value 0.90
ACRE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 562 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ACRE: 0.90 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.9

0.86
1.5
Price/Graham Number 1.00
ACRE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ACRE: 1.00 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 2.69
Current: 1

1.05
2.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
ACRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ACRE: 7.50 )
ACRE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 27.2
Current: 7.5

6.6
27.2

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
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Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp was organized as a Maryland corporation on September 1, 2011. is a newly organized specialty finance company focused on originating, investing in and managing middle-market commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate, or "CRE," related investments. The company implement a strategy focused on direct origination combined with experienced portfolio management through its Manager's rated primary and special servicer to meet borrowers' and sponsors' needs. The company is externally managed and advised by its Manager pursuant to the terms of a management agreement.

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