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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.59
ASFI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ASFI: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.28 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.59
Equity to Asset 0.79
ASFI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ASFI: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.79
0.13
0.94
Interest Coverage 8.76
ASFI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.88 vs. ASFI: 8.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 5.84 Max: 23.55
Current: 8.76
0.84
23.55
F-Score: 1
WACC vs ROIC
4.03%
1.00%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.36
ASFI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. ASFI: 10.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -238.3  Med: 40.19 Max: 78.93
Current: 10.36
-238.3
78.93
Net-margin (%) 4.39
ASFI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. ASFI: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -146.56  Med: 25.06 Max: 47.02
Current: 4.39
-146.56
47.02
ROE (%) 0.92
ASFI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. ASFI: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -44.77  Med: 6.28 Max: 52.86
Current: 0.92
-44.77
52.86
ROA (%) 0.76
ASFI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. ASFI: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.51  Med: 4.17 Max: 23.9
Current: 0.76
-23.51
23.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.00
ASFI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ASFI: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1  Med: 12.70 Max: 150.2
Current: 18
-30.1
150.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.80
ASFI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ASFI: -10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -78.95 Max: 109.8
Current: -10.8
0
109.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -14.10
ASFI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ASFI: -14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.5  Med: 15.65 Max: 217.5
Current: -14.1
-60.5
217.5
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ASFI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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ASFI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Q1 2015

ASFI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Q2 2015

ASFI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 70.40
ASFI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. ASFI: 70.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.24  Med: 13.48 Max: 303.57
Current: 70.4
3.24
303.57
PE(NRI) 74.20
ASFI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
90% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. ASFI: 74.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.23  Med: 13.48 Max: 283.33
Current: 74.2
3.23
283.33
P/B 0.63
ASFI's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. ASFI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ASFI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.72 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.63
0.07
3.44
P/S 3.04
ASFI's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ASFI: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASFI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 2.96 Max: 14.73
Current: 3.04
0.18
14.73
EV-to-EBIT 33.26
ASFI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
84% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. ASFI: 33.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASFI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -105.5  Med: 10.40 Max: 103.7
Current: 33.26
-105.5
103.7
Days Sales Outstanding 188.49
ASFI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
93% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.90 vs. ASFI: 188.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.17  Med: 634.93 Max: 1625.52
Current: 188.49
15.17
1625.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
ASFI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. ASFI: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.94 Max: 12.84
Current: 0.9
0.36
12.84
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
ASFI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
90% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. ASFI: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 85.7
Current: -100
0
85.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
ASFI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. ASFI: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.94 Max: 12.84
Current: 0.9
0.36
12.84
Share Buyback Rate 3.80
ASFI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. ASFI: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8  Med: -1.30 Max: -21.7
Current: 3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.63
ASFI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. ASFI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.01 Max: 4.53
Current: 0.63
0.15
4.53
Price/Projected FCF 0.35
ASFI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ASFI: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.33 Max: 2
Current: 0.35
0.06
2
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
ASFI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ASFI: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.88 Max: 3.89
Current: 1.03
0.15
3.89
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.61
ASFI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
556% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. ASFI: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.61
0.17
1.29
Price/Graham Number 1.30
ASFI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ASFI: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.3
0.31
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.05
ASFI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ASFI: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 8.10 Max: 18.9
Current: 3.05
1
18.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 97.80
ASFI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. ASFI: 97.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ASFI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -15.8  Med: 36.70 Max: 266.2
Current: 97.8
-15.8
266.2

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Asta Funding Inc was incorporated in New Jersey on July 7, 1994 and was reincorporated in Delaware on October 12, 1995, as the result of a merger with a Delaware corporation. The Company together with its wholly owned operating subsidiaries is engaged in the business of acquiring, managing, servicing and recovering on portfolios of consumer receivables. These portfolios generally consist of various consumer receivables such as charged-off receivables which accounts that have been written-off by the originators and may have been previously serviced by collection agencies; semi-performing receivables which accounts where the debtor is currently making partial or irregular monthly payments, but the accounts may have been written-off by the originators; and Performing receivables which accounts where the debtor is making regular monthly payments that may or may not have been delinquent in the past. A portion of its distressed consumer receivables are MasterCard, Visa and other credit card accounts which were charged-off by the issuers or providers for non-payment. The business is subject to federal and state regulations.
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