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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 : 5/10

Interest Coverage 8.38
AOL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 256.49 vs. AOL: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AOL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 8.38
Current: 8.38
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 : 3/10

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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%)
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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Q2 2015

AOL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
Traded in other countries:6OL.Germany,

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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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,569
EPS (TTM) $ 1.51
Short Percentage of Float8.35%
52-Week Range $37.44 - 50.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)78.34

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 2,438 2,474 2,405
EPS ($) 1.94 2.50 2.93
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.94 2.50 2.93
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