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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.11
ADVS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. ADVS: 0.11 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset -0.25
ADVS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ADVS: -0.25 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 0.89
Current: -0.25

-0.25
0.89
Interest Coverage 6.33
ADVS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. ADVS: 6.33 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.33

6.33
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.75
M-Score: -3.69
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 12.05
ADVS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. ADVS: 12.05 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.73   Max: 24.32
Current: 12.05

-26.73
24.32
Net-margin (%) 7.52
ADVS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. ADVS: 7.52 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -67.76   Max: 44.87
Current: 7.52

-67.76
44.87
ROA (%) 6.31
ADVS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. ADVS: 6.31 )
ADVS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.82   Max: 24.32
Current: 6.31

-26.82
24.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 145.54
ADVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. ADVS: 145.54 )
ADVS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -156.79   Max: 145.54
Current: 145.54

-156.79
145.54
Revenue Growth (%) 11.30
ADVS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ADVS: 11.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 24.7
Current: 11.3

-1.8
24.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.80
ADVS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. ADVS: 10.80 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.5   Max: 106.5
Current: 10.8

-56.5
106.5
EPS Growth (%) 6.30
ADVS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. ADVS: 6.30 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.9   Max: 77.8
Current: 6.3

-33.9
77.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ADVS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Bill Frels 26,400 sh (+27.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,794 sh (+9.56%)
Ron Baron 4,418,598 sh (+0.85%)
Jim Simons 35,500 sh (-34.5%)
Steven Cohen 10,486 sh (-34.83%)
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Q2 2013

ADVS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ron Baron 4,315,964 sh (-2.32%)
Bill Frels 23,300 sh (-11.74%)
Jim Simons 30,800 sh (-13.24%)
Steven Cohen 8,208 sh (-21.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,712 sh (-30.73%)
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Q3 2013

ADVS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 26,266 sh (New)
Bill Frels 33,200 sh (+42.49%)
Steven Cohen 11,671 sh (+42.19%)
Ron Baron 4,714,194 sh (+9.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,125 sh (-11.57%)
Jim Simons 15,100 sh (-50.97%)
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Q4 2013

ADVS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 73,368 sh (+385.88%)
Bill Frels 33,200 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 4,709,194 sh (-0.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,126 sh (-16.49%)
Steven Cohen 8,823 sh (-24.4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,169 sh (-30.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ADVS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -30.73%0.01%$26.08 - $35.06 $ 28.06-8%13712
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$21.1 - $24.59 $ 28.0625%18066
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$21.4 - $28.04 $ 28.0612%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$24.55 - $27.35 $ 28.067%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$23.74 - $27.94 $ 28.0617%8722
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Add 27.31%0.12%$25.65 - $28.71 $ 28.064%3634726
Meridian Funds 2011-03-31 Add 13.26%0.16%$26.41 - $30.91 $ 28.06-3%1623819
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Guru Investment Theses on Advent Software, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on Advent Software Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

Advent Software, Inc. (ADVS), the provider of critical back-office software to the investment management business, rose 25.3% in the quarter. Earnings showed significant improvement both in sales and margins. The company announced that in conclusion of its evaluation of strategic alternatives, it would pursue a leveraged recap and pay out a $9/per share special dividend. A result with which we are happy.

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Top Ranked Articles about Advent Software, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on Advent Software Inc.
Advent Software, Inc. (ADVS), the provider of critical back-office software to the investment management business, rose 25.3% in the quarter. Earnings showed significant improvement both in sales and margins. The company announced that in conclusion of its evaluation of strategic alternatives, it would pursue a leveraged recap and pay out a $9/per share special dividend. A result with which we are happy. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 52.60
ADVS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. ADVS: 52.60 )
ADVS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.51   Max: 129.03
Current: 52.6

11.51
129.03
P/S 3.90
ADVS's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ADVS: 3.90 )
ADVS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 7.66
Current: 3.9

2.18
7.66
PFCF 16.60
ADVS's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. ADVS: 16.60 )
ADVS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.08   Max: 213.1
Current: 16.6

10.08
213.1
EV-to-EBIT 37.00
ADVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. ADVS: 37.00 )
ADVS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 20.7   Max: 969.3
Current: 37

20.7
969.3
PEG 4.00
ADVS's PEG is ranked lower than
58% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ADVS: 4.00 )
ADVS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.7
Current: 4

0.42
4.7
Shiller P/E 50.70
ADVS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. ADVS: 50.70 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.49   Max: 1063
Current: 50.7

29.49
1063

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
ADVS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
54% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ADVS: 2.00 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 4.52
Current: 2

0.82
4.52
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
ADVS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ADVS: 0.90 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.9

0.5
2.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.70
ADVS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ADVS: 3.70 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 7.27
Current: 3.7

1.39
7.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
ADVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ADVS: 2.70 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.8
Current: 2.7

0.1
4.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.82
ADVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. ADVS: 17.82 )
ADVS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 88.6
Current: 17.82

1.1
88.6

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:AXQ.Germany
Advent Software, Inc. was founded and incorporated in 1983 in California and reincorporated in Delaware in November 1995. It offers software and services that automate work flows and data across investment management organizations, as well as the information flows between an investment management organization and external parties. Its products are intended to increase operational efficiency, improve the accuracy of client information and enable better decision-making. Each solution focuses on specific mission-critical functions of the investment management organization and is tailored to meet the needs of the particular client, as determined by size, assets under management and complexity of the investment environment. In October 2008, its Advent Investment Management segment acquired Tamale Software, Inc., a provider of research management software which helps investment professionals manage their workflow and research process. The Company's core clients are investment management institutions that manage, advice, and perform recordkeeping functions on financial assets. Examples of these institutions include global and US-based asset managers, registered investment advisors, prime brokers, fund administrators, hedge funds, family offices and banks and trusts. The Company licenses and sells Advent products and services through five sales groups, which are organized by product and customer type. The sales groups are: Global Accounts, Investment Management Group, Straight through Processing (STP), Tamale, and Grantmaking, Community and Non-profit Organizations.

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