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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
ASGN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ASGN: 0.07 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.51
ASGN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ASGN: 0.51 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.51

0.45
0.92
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.69
M-Score: -2.48
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.76
ASGN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. ASGN: 7.76 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -39.68   Max: 14.45
Current: 7.76

-39.68
14.45
Net-margin (%) 4.93
ASGN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ASGN: 4.93 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -39.04   Max: 9.87
Current: 4.93

-39.04
9.87
ROE (%) 13.79
ASGN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.90 vs. ASGN: 13.79 )
ASGN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -51.62   Max: 26.14
Current: 13.79

-51.62
26.14
ROA (%) 7.21
ASGN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.65 vs. ASGN: 7.21 )
ASGN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -46.73   Max: 22.75
Current: 7.21

-46.73
22.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 65.43
ASGN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.57 vs. ASGN: 65.43 )
ASGN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -288.34   Max: 117.63
Current: 65.43

-288.34
117.63
Revenue Growth (%) 35.50
ASGN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ASGN: 35.50 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.8   Max: 35.5
Current: 35.5

-8.8
35.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 108.80
ASGN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ASGN: 108.80 )
ASGN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.5   Max: 108.8
Current: 108.8

-39.5
108.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ASGN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 151,294 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 83,089 sh (+16.5%)
Ron Baron 1,097,250 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 435,400 sh (-5.43%)
Steven Cohen 11,487 sh (-29.2%)
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Q1 2014

ASGN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,242 sh (New)
Jim Simons 305,894 sh (+102.19%)
Steven Cohen 15,205 sh (+32.37%)
Ron Baron 1,197,250 sh (+9.11%)
Chuck Royce 384,995 sh (-11.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 68,180 sh (-17.94%)
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Q2 2014

ASGN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 300,918 sh (+341.36%)
Ron Baron 1,898,350 sh (+58.56%)
Chuck Royce 384,995 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 102,194 sh (-66.59%)
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Q3 2014

ASGN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 26,399 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 741,385 sh (+146.37%)
Ron Baron 2,387,056 sh (+25.74%)
Chuck Royce 384,995 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 11,194 sh (-89.05%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ASGN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 146.37%0.12%$26.77 - $37.06 $ 31.140%741385
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Add 25.74%0.06%$26.77 - $37.06 $ 31.140%2387056
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 58.56%0.1%$33.94 - $38.92 $ 31.14-13%1898350
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 341.36%0.1%$33.94 - $38.92 $ 31.14-13%300918
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.08%$27.02 - $33.6 $ 31.140%71324
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 New Buy0.13%$14.72 - $20.59 $ 31.1486%1000000
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Guru Investment Theses on On Assignment Inc

Baron Funds Comments on On Assignment Inc. - Dec 07, 2012

On Assignment, Inc. (ASGN) is a leading professional staffing provider, serving the technology, healthcare and life science verticals. ASGN focuses on higher-end math and science skills that are specialized knowledge bases in demand in this recovery. The company has been one of the fastest growing public staffing companies and has the highest profit margins. ASGN made an important acquisition of Apex Systems during the quarter, and we participated in a public offering in conjunction with the deal. Apex more than doubled the revenue base of ASGN and tilted the mix of revenues, now to about 75%, in the faster growing IT sector. The deal is nicely accretive, and we feel comfortable that the substantial debt being assumed is appropriate and will enhance shareholder returns. We had an investment in ASGN a decade ago and have been tracking its renaissance for some time. We expect strong margin increases and free cash flow to drive earnings growth, though we are mindful of cyclical risks, and we believe the company is an attractive acquisition target down the road.

From Baron Funds third quarter letter.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.10
ASGN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. ASGN: 19.10 )
ASGN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 6145
Current: 19.1

2.83
6145
P/B 2.60
ASGN's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. ASGN: 2.60 )
ASGN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 4.41
Current: 2.6

0.24
4.41
P/S 0.90
ASGN's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ASGN: 0.90 )
ASGN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.9

0.09
1.36
PFCF 19.70
ASGN's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.44 vs. ASGN: 19.70 )
ASGN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 1332
Current: 19.7

1.31
1332
EV-to-EBIT 14.27
ASGN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. ASGN: 14.27 )
ASGN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -326.7   Max: 145.7
Current: 14.27

-326.7
145.7
PEG 0.38
ASGN's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASGN: 0.38 )
ASGN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 80.12
Current: 0.38

0.34
80.12
Shiller P/E 44.70
ASGN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 97.83 vs. ASGN: 44.70 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 23.55   Max: 806
Current: 44.7

23.55
806
Current Ratio 2.16
ASGN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. ASGN: 2.16 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 11.11
Current: 2.16

1.9
11.11
Quick Ratio 2.16
ASGN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. ASGN: 2.16 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 11.11
Current: 2.16

1.9
11.11

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.47
ASGN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ASGN: 1.47 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 9.96
Current: 1.47

0.26
9.96
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
ASGN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ASGN: 1.26 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 6.24
Current: 1.26

0.01
6.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.92
ASGN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASGN: 0.92 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 7.75
Current: 0.92

0.23
7.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
ASGN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. ASGN: 7.00 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 34.1
Current: 7

0.7
34.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 61.84
ASGN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. ASGN: 61.84 )
ASGN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -296.6   Max: 64.6
Current: 61.84

-296.6
64.6

Business Description

Industry: Employment Services » Staffing & Outsourcing Services
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Traded in other countries:OA2.Germany
On Assignment, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated on December 30, 1985. The Company is a global provider of highly skilled, hard-to-find professionals in the growing life sciences, healthcare, and technology sectors, where quality people are the key to success. The Company matches resumes with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand, for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. The Company's business currently consists of four operating segments: Apex, Oxford, Life Sciences and Physician. The Apex segment is a provides mission-critical IT operations professionals for contract, contract-to-hire and permanent placement positions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients across the United States, and offers consulting services for other select project-based needs. Apex provides staffing and services support for companies from all major industries, including financial services, business services, consumer and industrials, technology, healthcare, government services, and communications. Apex's consulting services offerings include managed processes, such as support service centers and centers of excellence; managed projects, such as software development, mobile applications, migration services, and consulting; and managed implementations, such as Enterprise Resource Planning and Electronic Health Records. The Oxford segment assigns highly qualified professionals in select IT and engineering technical disciplines. Oxford's IT specialties include enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, customer relationship management, supply chain management, database administration, application development, IT infrastructure, and healthcare applications. Oxford's engineering specialties include hardware, software, mechanical and electrical, as well as validation, regulatory compliance, and quality assurance. Assignments are highly diversified across the client base, averaging fewer than two contract assignments per client. Oxford serves the market in two operating formats; first, Oxford International and second operating format, Oxford & Associates. The Life Sciences segment includes its domestic and international life science staffing businesses. It provides locally-based, contract and permanent life science professionals to clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, personal care, chemical, medical device, automotive, municipal, education and environmental industries. Its Life Sciences segment's professionals include chemists, clinical research associates, clinical lab assistants, engineers, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, biostatisticians, drug safety specialists, SAS programmers, medical writers, food scientists, regulatory affairs specialists, lab assistants and other skilled scientific professionals. The Physician segment provides physician staffing, known as locum tenens coverage, and permanent physician search services.
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