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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
NAS:ASCMA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:ASCMA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.24 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06
Equity to Asset 0.11
NAS:ASCMA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:ASCMA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.11
0.11
0.86
Interest Coverage 0.31
NAS:ASCMA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:ASCMA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.69 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.31
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.35
M-Score: -3.16
WACC vs ROIC
8.81%
2.17%
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 (%) 6.78
NAS:ASCMA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.68 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 6.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -366.85  Med: 7.16 Max: 15.86
Current: 6.78
-366.85
15.86
Net-margin (%) -18.08
NAS:ASCMA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. NAS:ASCMA: -18.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -421.67  Med: -11.11 Max: 6.38
Current: -18.08
-421.67
6.38
ROE (%) -35.33
NAS:ASCMA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. NAS:ASCMA: -35.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.33  Med: -7.91 Max: 3.62
Current: -35.33
-35.33
3.62
ROA (%) -4.73
NAS:ASCMA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. NAS:ASCMA: -4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.92  Med: -3.31 Max: 1.22
Current: -4.73
-15.92
1.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 93.82
NAS:ASCMA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 93.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.68  Med: 19.07 Max: 180.33
Current: 93.82
-56.68
180.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.90
NAS:ASCMA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 20.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 21.3 Max: 269.3
Current: 20.9
-75.2
269.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.40
NAS:ASCMA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.7  Med: 20.45 Max: 274.9
Current: 15.4
-41.7
274.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 55.20
NAS:ASCMA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. NAS:ASCMA: 55.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ASCMA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.2  Med: -17.4 Max: 55.2
Current: 55.2
-39.2
55.2
» NAS:ASCMA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 419,900 sh (+18.25%)
Francis Chou 340,000 sh (+7.39%)
Mario Gabelli 956,988 sh (+5.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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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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Business Description

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Ascent Capital Group Inc, through is subsidiary Monitronics International, Inc., 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.

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Ratios

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P/B 0.99
ASCMA's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. ASCMA: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ASCMA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.42
Current: 0.99
0.32
2.42
P/S 0.39
ASCMA's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ASCMA: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASCMA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 2.19 Max: 39.37
Current: 0.39
0.19
39.37
POCF 1.19
ASCMA's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. ASCMA: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ASCMA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 5.53 Max: 32.26
Current: 1.19
0.52
32.26
EV-to-EBIT 64.41
ASCMA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
88% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. ASCMA: 64.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASCMA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -156.4  Med: 28.7 Max: 568.3
Current: 64.41
-156.4
568.3
EV-to-EBITDA 6.51
ASCMA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
74% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. ASCMA: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ASCMA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.7  Med: 6.6 Max: 53.3
Current: 6.51
-62.7
53.3
Current Ratio 1.36
ASCMA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ASCMA: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASCMA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.88 Max: 6.33
Current: 1.36
1.35
6.33
Quick Ratio 1.36
ASCMA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ASCMA: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASCMA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.88 Max: 6.33
Current: 1.36
1.35
6.33
Days Sales Outstanding 8.74
ASCMA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.08 vs. ASCMA: 8.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASCMA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.74  Med: 12.84 Max: 443.49
Current: 8.74
8.74
443.49
Days Payable 29.45
ASCMA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
69% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 50.85 vs. ASCMA: 29.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASCMA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.19  Med: 27.23 Max: 1811.91
Current: 29.45
11.19
1811.91

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.50
ASCMA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. ASCMA: 3.50 )
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: 0.3 Max: 3.5
Current: 3.5
-0.5
3.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.18
ASCMA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ASCMA: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ASCMA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.96 Max: 16.85
Current: 0.18
0.15
16.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.60
ASCMA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ASCMA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASCMA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.1 Max: 33000.6
Current: 1.6
0.2
33000.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.42
ASCMA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. ASCMA: -8.42 )
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: -8.9  Med: -2.9 Max: 52.1
Current: -8.42
-8.9
52.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $571.2
EPS (TTM) $ -8.32
Beta1.56
Short Percentage of Float4.24%
52-Week Range $7.77 - 26.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)12.32
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