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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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Cash to Debt 0.11
ASCMB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. ASCMB: 0.11 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.21
ASCMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. ASCMB: 0.21 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.21

0.21
0.86
Interest Coverage 0.75
ASCMB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. ASCMB: 0.75 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.75

0.54
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.05
M-Score: -3.00
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 (%) 13.92
ASCMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. ASCMB: 13.92 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -366.85   Max: 15.86
Current: 13.92

-366.85
15.86
Net-margin (%) -9.07
ASCMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. ASCMB: -9.07 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -421.67   Max: 6.62
Current: -9.07

-421.67
6.62
ROE (%) -9.77
ASCMB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. ASCMB: -9.77 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.85   Max: 3.76
Current: -9.77

-9.85
3.76
ROA (%) -2.18
ASCMB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. ASCMB: -2.18 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.2   Max: 1.26
Current: -2.18

-8.2
1.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 144.76
ASCMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. ASCMB: 144.76 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -91.4   Max: 126.63
Current: 144.76

-91.4
126.63
Revenue Growth (%) 269.90
ASCMB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ASCMB: 269.90 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -75.2   Max: 269.9
Current: 269.9

-75.2
269.9
EPS Growth (%) -11.80
ASCMB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. ASCMB: -11.80 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.2   Max: -11.8
Current: -11.8

-39.2
-11.8
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Ratios

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P/B 1.60
ASCMB's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. ASCMB: 1.60 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.6

0.38
2.42
P/S 1.40
ASCMB's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ASCMB: 1.40 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 39.37
Current: 1.4

0.45
39.37
EV-to-EBIT 29.07
ASCMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. ASCMB: 29.07 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -198.7   Max: 181.2
Current: 29.07

-198.7
181.2
Current Ratio 2.21
ASCMB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ASCMB: 2.21 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 6.33
Current: 2.21

2.06
6.33
Quick Ratio 2.21
ASCMB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ASCMB: 2.21 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 6.33
Current: 2.21

2.06
6.33

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 12.73
ASCMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 51.50 vs. ASCMB: 12.73 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 5.18   Max: 14.83
Current: 12.73

5.18
14.83
Price/Median PS Value 0.57
ASCMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ASCMB: 0.57 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 15.44
Current: 0.57

0.22
15.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.40
ASCMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ASCMB: 3.40 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 33000.6
Current: 3.4

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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