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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
99% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
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
97% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ACTG: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
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
98% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 42.21 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.05
M-Score: -4.08
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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history
Operating margin (%) -32.60
ACTG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. ACTG: -32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -65198.25   Max: 32.07
Current: -32.6

-65198.25
32.07
Net-margin (%) -35.89
ACTG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. ACTG: -35.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -68349.12   Max: 25.83
Current: -35.89

-68349.12
25.83
ROE (%) -10.95
ACTG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. ACTG: -10.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -73.92   Max: 41.44
Current: -10.95

-73.92
41.44
ROA (%) -10.00
ACTG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. ACTG: -10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.84   Max: 31.97
Current: -10

-51.84
31.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1441.24
ACTG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.15 vs. ACTG: -1441.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15010.14   Max: 28769.95
Current: -1441.24

-15010.14
28769.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.70
ACTG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ACTG: -13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 217.5
Current: -13.7

0
217.5
» ACTG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ACTG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Rogers 1,252,726 sh (+42.60%)
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%)
Chuck Royce 3,831,027 sh (-26.04%)
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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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Cibelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce 498,105 sh (-87.00%)
Chuck Royce 498,105 sh (-87.00%)
Chuck Royce 498,105 sh (-87.00%)
Chuck Royce 498,105 sh (-87.00%)
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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.10
ACTG's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ACTG: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ACTG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 9.55
Current: 1.1

1.06
9.55
P/S 3.27
ACTG's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ACTG: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ACTG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 75.44
Current: 3.27

1.32
75.44
POCF 54.37
ACTG's POCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. ACTG: 54.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ACTG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 212.44
Current: 54.37

8.06
212.44
Current Ratio 6.16
ACTG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. ACTG: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 55.58
Current: 6.16

1.46
55.58
Quick Ratio 6.16
ACTG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. ACTG: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 55.58
Current: 6.16

1.46
55.58
Days Sales Outstanding 71.82
ACTG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.37 vs. ACTG: 71.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 518.68
Current: 71.82

2.12
518.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.90
ACTG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. ACTG: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.94
Current: 4.9

0.5
4.94
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.90
ACTG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. ACTG: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.94
Current: 4.9

0.5
4.94
Share Buyback Rate -5.70
ACTG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. ACTG: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -29
Current: -5.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.30
ACTG's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
82% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. ACTG: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 13.83
Current: 4.3

0.76
13.83
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.60
ACTG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. ACTG: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 10.59
Current: 3.6

0.73
10.59
Price/Tangible Book 3.10
ACTG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ACTG: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 10.25
Current: 3.1

0.72
10.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
ACTG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
55% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ACTG: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 203.29
Current: 2.1

1.68
203.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
ACTG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACTG: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 25.95
Current: 0.5

0.26
25.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -13.20
ACTG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
90% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. ACTG: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
ACTG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 11.1
Current: -13.2

-13.3
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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