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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
ASCMB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. ASCMB: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.25 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.19
ASCMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ASCMB: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.19
0.19
0.86
Interest Coverage 0.67
ASCMB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.53 vs. ASCMB: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.72 Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.67
0.54
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.03
M-Score: -3.02
WACC vs ROIC
9.15%
4.60%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 14.62
ASCMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. ASCMB: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -366.85  Med: -5.30 Max: 15.86
Current: 14.62
-366.85
15.86
Net-margin (%) -6.95
ASCMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. ASCMB: -6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -421.67  Med: -9.81 Max: 6.62
Current: -6.95
-421.67
6.62
ROE (%) -8.30
ASCMB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. ASCMB: -8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.85  Med: -6.81 Max: 3.76
Current: -8.3
-9.85
3.76
ROA (%) -1.70
ASCMB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. ASCMB: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.2  Med: -1.76 Max: 1.26
Current: -1.7
-8.2
1.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 193.51
ASCMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.18 vs. ASCMB: 193.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -91.4  Med: 19.84 Max: 180.33
Current: 193.51
-91.4
180.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.70
ASCMB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ASCMB: 21.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -75.2  Med: 21.70 Max: 269.9
Current: 21.7
-75.2
269.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.30
ASCMB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ASCMB: 25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.8  Med: 25.30 Max: 274.4
Current: 25.3
-41.8
274.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.60
ASCMB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ASCMB: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.2  Med: -21.70 Max: 11.6
Current: 11.6
-39.2
11.6
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 29.76
ASCMB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.16 vs. ASCMB: 29.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.34
ASCMB's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ASCMB: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.34
0.38
2.42
P/S 1.03
ASCMB's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. ASCMB: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.32 Max: 39.37
Current: 1.03
0.45
39.37
POCF 2.45
ASCMB's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. ASCMB: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.29  Med: 6.09 Max: 32.26
Current: 2.45
2.29
32.26
EV-to-EBIT 24.81
ASCMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. ASCMB: 24.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -198.7  Med: 27.45 Max: 181.2
Current: 24.81
-198.7
181.2
Current Ratio 1.73
ASCMB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ASCMB: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 3.40 Max: 6.33
Current: 1.73
1.73
6.33
Quick Ratio 1.73
ASCMB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. ASCMB: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 3.40 Max: 6.33
Current: 1.73
1.73
6.33
Days Sales Outstanding 9.35
ASCMB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.03 vs. ASCMB: 9.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 9.33  Med: 34.23 Max: 443.49
Current: 9.35
9.33
443.49

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 36.69
ASCMB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ASCMB: 36.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 5.18  Med: 11.55 Max: 34.92
Current: 36.69
5.18
34.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.44
ASCMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ASCMB: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.99 Max: 15.89
Current: 0.44
0.23
15.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.00
ASCMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ASCMB: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASCMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.95 Max: 33000.6
Current: 4
0.6
33000.6

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
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Traded in other countries:ASCMA.USA,
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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