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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 : 3/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt 0.05
ASCMA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. ASCMA: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ASCMA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.18 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity-to-Asset 0.11
ASCMA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ASCMA: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ASCMA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.11
0.11
0.85
Interest Coverage 0.42
ASCMA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. ASCMA: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASCMA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.68 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.42
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -0.35
Beneish M-Score: -3.07
WACC vs ROIC
8.40%
3.16%
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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Operating Margin % 9.75
ASCMA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
64% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. ASCMA: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ASCMA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -366.85  Med: 7.96 Max: 15.86
Current: 9.75
-366.85
15.86
Net Margin % -16.00
ASCMA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. ASCMA: -16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ASCMA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -421.67  Med: -12.96 Max: 6.38
Current: -16
-421.67
6.38
ROE % -33.81
ASCMA's ROE % is ranked lower than
90% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. ASCMA: -33.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ASCMA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.81  Med: -8.34 Max: 3.62
Current: -33.81
-33.81
3.62
ROA % -4.22
ASCMA's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. ASCMA: -4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ASCMA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.92  Med: -3.58 Max: 1.22
Current: -4.22
-15.92
1.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 159.40
ASCMA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. ASCMA: 159.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ASCMA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.68  Med: 46.17 Max: 180.33
Current: 159.4
-56.68
180.33
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.80
ASCMA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ASCMA: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 20.9 Max: 269.3
Current: 12.8
-75.2
269.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 5.30
ASCMA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ASCMA: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.7  Med: 15.4 Max: 274.9
Current: 5.3
-41.7
274.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 68.70
ASCMA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ASCMA: 68.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.2  Med: -13.1 Max: 68.7
Current: 68.7
-39.2
68.7
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-28 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 516,900 sh (+23.10%)
Mario Gabelli 1,003,224 sh (+4.83%)
Francis Chou 340,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 666,200 sh (+28.88%)
Francis Chou 340,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 933,568 sh (-6.94%)
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Q3 2016

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 837,900 sh (+25.77%)
Francis Chou 340,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 860,373 sh (-7.84%)
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Q4 2016

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 893,400 sh (+6.62%)
Francis Chou 306,000 sh (-10.00%)
Mario Gabelli 749,642 sh (-12.87%)
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Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services    NAICS: 561621    SIC: 7382
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Traded in other countries:28Z.Germany, ASCMB.USA,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ascent Capital Group Inc through is subsidiary provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and parts of Canada.

Ascent Capital Group Inc is a holding company incorporated in Delaware on May 29, 2008. On July 7, 2011, Ascent Media Corporation merged with its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, Ascent Capital Group, Inc. "Ascent Capital" or the "Company", for the purpose of changing its name to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. The Company through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monitronics is engaged in the business of providing security alarm monitoring services like; monitoring signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts and other events though security systems at subscribers' premises, as well as providing customer service and technical support. Monitronics has over one million subscribers under contract. With subscribers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada, Monitronics provides a range of residential security services, including hands-free two-way interactive voice communication with the monitoring center, cellular options, and an interactive service option which allows the customer to control their security system remotely using a computer or smart phone. In the U.S. market it competes with The ADT Corporation, Protection One, Inc.; Stanley Security Solutions, a subsidiary of Stanley Black and Decker; and Vivint, Inc.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.73
ASCMA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. ASCMA: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ASCMA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.11 Max: 2.42
Current: 0.73
0.32
2.42
PS Ratio 0.31
ASCMA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ASCMA: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ASCMA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 2.11 Max: 39.37
Current: 0.31
0.19
39.37
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 0.93
ASCMA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. ASCMA: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ASCMA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 5.36 Max: 32.26
Current: 0.93
0.52
32.26
EV-to-EBIT 38.40
ASCMA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
81% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.52 vs. ASCMA: 38.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASCMA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -156.4  Med: 29 Max: 568.3
Current: 38.4
-156.4
568.3
EV-to-EBITDA 6.11
ASCMA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. ASCMA: 6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ASCMA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.7  Med: 6.45 Max: 53.3
Current: 6.11
-62.7
53.3
Current Ratio 1.31
ASCMA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ASCMA: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASCMA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.46 Max: 5.88
Current: 1.31
1.31
5.88
Quick Ratio 1.31
ASCMA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ASCMA: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASCMA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.46 Max: 5.88
Current: 1.31
1.31
5.88
Days Sales Outstanding 8.88
ASCMA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.60 vs. ASCMA: 8.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASCMA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.83  Med: 12.18 Max: 443.49
Current: 8.88
8.83
443.49
Days Payable 36.48
ASCMA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 50.39 vs. ASCMA: 36.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASCMA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.19  Med: 27.95 Max: 1811.91
Current: 36.48
11.19
1811.91

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.20
ASCMA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ASCMA: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 0.5 Max: 4.2
Current: 4.2
-0.5
4.2

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.14
ASCMA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ASCMA: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ASCMA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.09 Max: 17.46
Current: 0.14
0.14
17.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.60
ASCMA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. ASCMA: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ASCMA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3 Max: 33000.6
Current: 2.6
0.2
33000.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -18.18
ASCMA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. ASCMA: -18.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ASCMA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: -3 Max: 52.1
Current: -18.18
-19.1
52.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $570.4
EPS (TTM) $ -7.44
Beta1.31
Short Percentage of Float2.37%
52-Week Range $11.78 - 26.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)12.35
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