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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
ACTG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ACTG' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.54  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.92
ACTG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ACTG: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ACTG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.92
0.26
0.95
Interest Coverage No Debt
ACTG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.02 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ACTG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.78
M-Score: -4.68
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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history
Operating margin (%) -46.12
ACTG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. ACTG: -46.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ACTG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.52  Med: -18.87 Max: 32.07
Current: -46.12
-63.52
32.07
Net-margin (%) -50.92
ACTG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. ACTG: -50.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ACTG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -95.41  Med: -28.95 Max: 25.83
Current: -50.92
-95.41
25.83
ROE (%) -13.03
ACTG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. ACTG: -13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ACTG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.22  Med: -16.13 Max: 41.44
Current: -13.03
-41.22
41.44
ROA (%) -11.77
ACTG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. ACTG: -11.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ACTG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.64  Med: -13.31 Max: 31.97
Current: -11.77
-36.64
31.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -648.38
ACTG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.08 vs. ACTG: -648.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACTG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15010.14  Med: -1585.35 Max: 28769.95
Current: -648.38
-15010.14
28769.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.70
ACTG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ACTG: -13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACTG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.50 Max: 217.5
Current: -13.7
0
217.5
» ACTG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

ACTG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 267,400 sh (New)
Richard Snow 430,069 sh (+65.42%)
John Rogers 2,075,577 sh (+24.03%)
Mario Cibelli Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 498,105 sh (-87.00%)
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Q2 2015

ACTG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Richard Snow 847,449 sh (+97.05%)
Jim Simons 487,200 sh (+82.20%)
John Rogers 2,758,869 sh (+32.92%)
Chuck Royce 526,605 sh (+5.72%)
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Q3 2015

ACTG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Richard Snow 1,177,203 sh (+38.91%)
Chuck Royce 615,105 sh (+16.81%)
John Rogers 3,206,352 sh (+16.22%)
Jim Simons 523,200 sh (+7.39%)
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Q4 2015

ACTG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 1,200,000 sh (+129.36%)
Richard Snow 2,224,018 sh (+88.92%)
John Rogers 3,584,986 sh (+11.81%)
Chuck Royce 536,205 sh (-12.83%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Acacia Research Corp

John Rogers Comments on Acacia Research Corp - Jan 22, 2016

Other holdings fell amidst the volatility the past three months. Intellectual property and patent expert Acacia Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ACTG) stock fell -52.14% when it lost a lawsuit that many had expected it to win. In our view, Acacia lost the first trial because the jury lacked intellectual patent knowledge. We believe a favorable verdict is merely delayed and not permanently lost; the lawsuit will be refiled in Germany, where it will be decided by a panel of judges who have technical expertise. We have added to the shares because we remain confident in the original thesis.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' fourth quarter 2015 Ariel Global Fund Commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on Acacia Research Corp Guru stock highlight
Other holdings fell amidst the volatility the past three months. Intellectual property and patent expert Acacia Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ACTG) stock fell -52.14% when it lost a lawsuit that many had expected it to win. In our view, Acacia lost the first trial because the jury lacked intellectual patent knowledge. We believe a favorable verdict is merely delayed and not permanently lost; the lawsuit will be refiled in Germany, where it will be decided by a panel of judges who have technical expertise. We have added to the shares because we remain confident in the original thesis. Read more...
Richard Snow Ups Stake in Patent Licensing Company Snow Capital founder adds more than 300,000 shares in Acacia Research
Guru Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder, president and CIO of Snow Capital. Snow has over 30 years of experience as a research analyst and portfolio manager. His investment experience dates back to 1980 when he formed R.A.S Capital management, managing private family assets. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.39
ACTG's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. ACTG: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ACTG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.83 Max: 9.55
Current: 0.39
0.39
9.55
P/S 1.44
ACTG's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ACTG: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACTG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 6.17 Max: 23.42
Current: 1.44
1.32
23.42
Current Ratio 7.01
ACTG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ACTG: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACTG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 7.92 Max: 55.58
Current: 7.01
1.46
55.58
Quick Ratio 7.01
ACTG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ACTG: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACTG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 7.92 Max: 55.58
Current: 7.01
1.46
55.58
Days Sales Outstanding 39.27
ACTG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.70 vs. ACTG: 39.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACTG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 19.92 Max: 82.44
Current: 39.27
2.82
82.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 14.45
ACTG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ACTG: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ACTG' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.10 Max: 14.66
Current: 14.45
0.5
14.66
Forward Dividend Yield 14.45
ACTG's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. ACTG: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 14.45
ACTG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. ACTG: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ACTG' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.10 Max: 14.66
Current: 14.45
0.5
14.66
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.70
ACTG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. ACTG: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ACTG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.5  Med: -11.50 Max: -0.9
Current: -5.7
-87.5
-0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.46
ACTG's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. ACTG: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
ACTG' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 5.08 Max: 13.83
Current: 1.46
0.76
13.83
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.17
ACTG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.38 vs. ACTG: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ACTG' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 4.73 Max: 10.59
Current: 1.17
0.73
10.59
Price/Tangible Book 1.17
ACTG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. ACTG: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ACTG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 4.68 Max: 10.25
Current: 1.17
0.72
10.25
Price/Projected FCF 0.72
ACTG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ACTG: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ACTG' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.47 Max: 203.29
Current: 0.72
1.68
203.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.23
ACTG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ACTG: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ACTG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.17 Max: 28.68
Current: 0.23
0.3
28.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -190.93
ACTG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ACTG: -190.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACTG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -206.7  Med: 4.25 Max: 11.1
Current: -190.93
-206.7
11.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $119
EPS $ -1.23
Beta0.73
Short Percentage of Float20.09%
52-Week Range $3.20 - 13.47
Shares Outstanding(Mil)50.74

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:AZG2.Germany,
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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George Soros Keeps Buying Mar 15 2013 
Baron Funds Comments on Acacia Research Corp. Dec 07 2012 

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