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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.04
AOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.38 vs. AOL: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 3.78 Max: N/A
Current: 1.04
Equity to Asset 0.70
AOL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AOL: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.77 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.7
0.66
0.83
Interest Coverage 12.92
AOL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4470.21 vs. AOL: 12.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AOL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 12.92  Med: 29.28 Max: 88.96
Current: 12.92
12.92
88.96
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.49
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
2.48%
5.59%
WACC
ROIC
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.99
AOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. AOL: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -40.66  Med: 7.33 Max: 35.78
Current: 7.99
-40.66
35.78
Net-margin (%) 4.80
AOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. AOL: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.63  Med: 4.48 Max: 47.84
Current: 4.8
-36.63
47.84
ROE (%) 5.30
AOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AOL: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.89  Med: 4.20 Max: 48.64
Current: 5.3
-33.89
48.64
ROA (%) 3.83
AOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. AOL: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.03  Med: 3.20 Max: 37.29
Current: 3.83
-26.03
37.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.87
AOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.07 vs. AOL: 36.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -294.99  Med: 29.08 Max: 62.19
Current: 36.87
-294.99
62.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.60
AOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. AOL: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -8.60 Max: 13.6
Current: 13.6
0
13.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.80
AOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. AOL: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -25.20 Max: 20.8
Current: 20.8
0
20.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 132.60
AOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AOL: 132.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 67.60 Max: 132.6
Current: 132.6
0
132.6
» AOL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AOL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 5,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 48,539 sh (+18.28%)
Steven Cohen 582,600 sh (+14.28%)
First Eagle Investment 2,291,975 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 12,327,997 sh (-2.75%)
RS Investment Management 1,844,709 sh (-44.99%)
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Q4 2014

AOL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 12,333 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 600,000 sh (+2.99%)
RS Investment Management 753,519 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 11,770,897 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,291,975 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 5,600 sh (-3.45%)
Dodge & Cox 11,770,897 sh (-4.52%)
Mario Gabelli 27,539 sh (-43.26%)
RS Investment Management 753,519 sh (-59.15%)
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Q1 2015

AOL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 34,697 sh (+181.33%)
Ray Dalio 10,300 sh (+83.93%)
Mario Gabelli 37,039 sh (+34.50%)
First Eagle Investment 2,291,975 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 11,717,432 sh (-0.45%)
RS Investment Management 106,020 sh (-85.93%)
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2015

AOL Guru Trades in 2015

Dodge & Cox 6,601,562 sh (-43.66%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 33.20
AOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.40 vs. AOL: 33.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.45  Med: 27.72 Max: 145.19
Current: 33.2
2.45
145.19
Forward P/E 20.00
AOL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.81 vs. AOL: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 33.10
AOL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 32.00 vs. AOL: 33.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AOL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.45  Med: 28.17 Max: 144.08
Current: 33.1
2.45
144.08
P/B 1.65
AOL's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. AOL: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.65
0.54
1.77
P/S 1.60
AOL's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. AOL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.27 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.6
0.56
1.79
PFCF 11.47
AOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 28.99 vs. AOL: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.19  Med: 9.52 Max: 16.38
Current: 11.47
3.19
16.38
POCF 9.33
AOL's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. AOL: 9.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AOL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.71  Med: 7.83 Max: 13.05
Current: 9.33
2.71
13.05
EV-to-EBIT 18.17
AOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.62 vs. AOL: 18.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2.3  Med: 12.30 Max: 35
Current: 18.17
-2.3
35
Shiller P/E 37.80
AOL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 32.60 vs. AOL: 37.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.86  Med: 30.96 Max: 38.36
Current: 37.8
25.86
38.36
Current Ratio 2.16
AOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. AOL: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.95
Current: 2.16
0.78
3.95
Quick Ratio 2.16
AOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. AOL: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.95
Current: 2.16
0.78
3.95
Days Sales Outstanding 72.36
AOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 53.47 vs. AOL: 72.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AOL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.41  Med: 50.56 Max: 80.13
Current: 72.36
40.41
80.13

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 71.41
AOL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. AOL: 71.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.18  Med: 9.98 Max: 345.8
Current: 71.41
2.18
345.8
Price/Tangible Book 6.00
AOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. AOL: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.95 Max: 5.82
Current: 6
1.18
5.82
Price/Projected FCF 0.78
AOL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. AOL: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.78
0.39
0.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
AOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AOL: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.26
0.45
1.3
Price/Graham Number 2.95
AOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. AOL: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.01 Max: 3.38
Current: 2.95
0.4
3.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.50
AOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AOL: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 6.30 Max: 107.3
Current: 5.5
2.9
107.3

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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AOL Inc was founded in 1985 and later merged with Time Warner Inc. in 2001. The Company is a media and technology company that provides internet content with brands, products and services that it offers to consumers, advertisers, publishers and subscribers. Its segments include The Brand Group, which consists of itsportfolio of content brands as well as certain service brands. The Brand Group also includes co-branded websites owned or operated by third parties for which certain criteria have been met, including that the internet traffic has been assigned to the Company. The Membership Group, which consists of offerings that serve its registered account holders, both free and paid. The results for this segment include the performance of its subscription offerings and advertising offerings on Membership Group properties, including communications products such as AOL Mail, as well as from performance compensation received for marketing third party products and services. AOL Networks which consists of interconnected programmatic and premium advertising offerings that advertisers and publishers use to reach consumers across all devices (i.e., desktop, mobile, tablet and internet-enabled television) and includes offerings in formats such as display, video and social. The Brand Group and the Membership Group compete for the time and attention of consumers with a wide range of internet companies, including Yahoo, Google, Microsoft's MSN, IAC/InteractiveCorp., specialized digital content companies like Business Insider, Buzzfeed, The Verge and CNET; and social networking companies such as Facebook, Inc. and Twitter, Inc., as well as traditional media companies which are increasingly offering their own internet products and services. The AOL Networks technology platform competes with other end-to-end platform offerings such as Google and Yahoo, and AppNexus also aims to be in this competitive set. The Company's business is subject to various federal and state laws and regulations, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, data security and consumer protection.
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