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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
ACTG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
ACTG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 4.54   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.92
ACTG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ACTG: 0.92 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.92

0.26
0.95
Interest Coverage No Debt
ACTG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
86% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.17 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
ACTG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 9.04
M-Score: -5.43
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -47.49
ACTG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. ACTG: -47.49 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -65198.25   Max: 32.07
Current: -47.49

-65198.25
32.07
Net-margin (%) -50.45
ACTG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ACTG: -50.45 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -68349.12   Max: 51.43
Current: -50.45

-68349.12
51.43
ROE (%) -12.65
ACTG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. ACTG: -12.65 )
ACTG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -73.92   Max: 41.44
Current: -12.65

-73.92
41.44
ROA (%) -11.70
ACTG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. ACTG: -11.70 )
ACTG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.84   Max: 31.97
Current: -11.7

-51.84
31.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9186.37
ACTG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.02 vs. ACTG: -9186.37 )
ACTG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15010.14   Max: 28769.95
Current: -9186.37

-15010.14
28769.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.30
ACTG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ACTG: -10.30 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 217.5
Current: -10.3

0
217.5
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ACTG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Cibelli 210,000 sh (New)
Richard Snow 159,805 sh (+81.52%)
Chuck Royce 6,939,853 sh (+7.75%)
John Rogers 878,481 sh (+6.39%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 83,600 sh (-65.44%)
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Q2 2014

ACTG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Rogers 1,252,726 sh (+42.6%)
Richard Snow 226,805 sh (+41.93%)
Mario Cibelli 210,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 6,503,063 sh (-6.29%)
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Q3 2014

ACTG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,514 sh (New)
John Rogers 1,284,415 sh (+2.53%)
Mario Cibelli 205,000 sh (-2.38%)
Richard Snow 220,805 sh (-2.65%)
Chuck Royce 5,179,606 sh (-20.35%)
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Q4 2014

ACTG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,862 sh (+69.89%)
John Rogers 1,673,475 sh (+30.29%)
Richard Snow 259,984 sh (+17.74%)
Mario Cibelli 160,000 sh (-21.95%)
Chuck Royce 3,831,027 sh (-26.04%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACTG

(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
Mario Cibelli 2014-12-31 Reduce -21.95%0.26%$14.23 - $19.5 $ 12.26-30%160000
John Rogers 2014-12-31 Add 30.29%0.08%$14.23 - $19.5 $ 12.26-29%1673475
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Add 42.6%0.08%$14.79 - $17.29 $ 12.26-24%1252726
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Add 41.93%0.04%$14.79 - $17.29 $ 12.26-24%226805
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 New Buy1.5%$13.19 - $16.15 $ 12.26-16%210000
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Add 81.52%0.04%$13.19 - $16.15 $ 12.26-16%159805
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 823.78%0.13%$12.67 - $22.55 $ 12.26-22%825734
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$12.67 - $22.55 $ 12.26-22%0
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$12.67 - $22.55 $ 12.26-22%88035
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.56%$21.41 - $25.43 $ 12.26-46%0
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Reduce -25%0.03%$21.41 - $25.43 $ 12.26-46%750000
John Rogers 2013-09-30 Add 535.97%0.03%$21.41 - $25.43 $ 12.26-46%89386
George Soros 2013-06-30 Reduce -35.91%0.47%$21.49 - $30.29 $ 12.26-51%2324900
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$21.49 - $30.29 $ 12.26-51%0
John Rogers 2013-06-30 Add 101.48%$21.49 - $30.29 $ 12.26-51%14055
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -92%0.23%$24.77 - $30.67 $ 12.26-56%13311
George Soros 2013-03-31 Reduce -8.75%0.11%$24.77 - $30.67 $ 12.26-56%3627793
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Reduce -25.14%0.06%$24.77 - $30.67 $ 12.26-56%1000000
John Rogers 2013-03-31 New Buy$24.77 - $30.67 $ 12.26-56%6976
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Add 103.78%0.11%$20.42 - $26.58 $ 12.26-49%1335772
George Soros 2012-09-30 Add 20.8%0.29%$23.61 - $41.5 $ 12.26-59%3913037
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 427.5%0.23%$23.61 - $41.5 $ 12.26-59%152073
George Soros 2012-06-30 Add 27.95%0.37%$32.84 - $42.35 $ 12.26-67%3239179
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.08%$32.84 - $42.35 $ 12.26-67%28829
George Soros 2012-03-31 Add 531.5%1.26%$35.54 - $43.34 $ 12.26-67%2531518
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Add 24.86%0.03%$35.54 - $43.34 $ 12.26-67%655500
George Soros 2011-12-31 Reduce -47.95%0.23%$28.76 - $42.81 $ 12.26-66%400873
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 New Buy0.12%$28.76 - $42.81 $ 12.26-66%525000
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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.30
ACTG's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. ACTG: 1.30 )
ACTG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 9.55
Current: 1.3

1.09
9.55
P/S 5.10
ACTG's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ACTG: 5.10 )
ACTG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 122.5
Current: 5.1

1.32
122.5
POCF 38.31
ACTG's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. ACTG: 38.31 )
ACTG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 59.75
Current: 38.31

8.06
59.75
EV-to-EBIT -4.98
ACTG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.71 vs. ACTG: -4.98 )
ACTG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -17500.9   Max: 54.8
Current: -4.98

-17500.9
54.8
Shiller P/E 297.30
ACTG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ACTG: 297.30 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 64.26   Max: 478
Current: 297.3

64.26
478
Current Ratio 6.48
ACTG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. ACTG: 6.48 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 55.58
Current: 6.48

1.46
55.58
Quick Ratio 6.48
ACTG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. ACTG: 6.48 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 55.58
Current: 6.48

1.46
55.58
Days Sales Outstanding 56.25
ACTG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 75.74 vs. ACTG: 56.25 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 518.68
Current: 56.25

2.12
518.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.10
ACTG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. ACTG: 4.10 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.99
Current: 4.1

0.5
3.99
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.00
ACTG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. ACTG: 4.00 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.99
Current: 4

0.5
3.99
Share Buyback Rate -11.10
ACTG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ACTG: -11.10 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -29
Current: -11.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 3.33
ACTG's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
97% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ACTG: 3.33 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 13.83
Current: 3.33

0.76
13.83
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.16
ACTG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ACTG: 3.16 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 12.5
Current: 3.16

0.76
12.5
Price/Tangible Book 3.56
ACTG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.54 vs. ACTG: 3.56 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 10.25
Current: 3.56

0.72
10.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.61
ACTG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. ACTG: 1.61 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 203.29
Current: 1.61

1.68
203.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.69
ACTG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ACTG: 0.69 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 23.7
Current: 0.69

0.25
23.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -20.40
ACTG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ACTG: -20.40 )
ACTG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 11.1
Current: -20.4

1.8
11.1

Business Description

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Acacia Research Corporation was incorporated on January 25, 1993 under the laws of the State of California. In December 1999, it changed its state of incorporation from California to Delaware. The Company partners with inventors and patent owners to patent assets to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. The Company is an intermediary in the patent marketplace, facilitating efficiency and delivering monetary rewards to patent owners. Its operating subsidiaries assist patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios, the protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use, the generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies and, where necessary, with the enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. It owns or controls the rights to over 200 patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and certain foreign counterparts, covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries. Its competitors include RPX, AST, Intellectual Ventures, Wi-LAN, MOSAID, Round Rock Research LLC, IPvalue Management Inc., Vringo Inc. and Pendrell Corporation.
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