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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 : 10/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
BCV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BCV: No Debt )
BCV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 1.00
BCV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BCV: 1.00 )
BCV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 1
Current: 1

0.98
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
BCV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2075.16 vs. BCV: No Debt )
BCV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 176.46
WACC vs ROIC
6.36%
0.88%
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 (%) 45.81
BCV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.26 vs. BCV: 45.81 )
BCV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 45.81   Max: 74.15
Current: 45.81

45.81
74.15
Net-margin (%) 437.95
BCV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.96 vs. BCV: 437.95 )
BCV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 32.6   Max: 729.91
Current: 437.95

32.6
729.91
ROE (%) 8.44
BCV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. BCV: 8.44 )
BCV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 17.24
Current: 8.44

1.22
17.24
ROA (%) 8.42
BCV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1647 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. BCV: 8.42 )
BCV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 17.02
Current: 8.42

1.22
17.02
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.70
BCV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. BCV: 10.70 )
BCV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.07   Max: 74.47
Current: 10.7

5.07
74.47
PE(NRI) 10.60
BCV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. BCV: 10.60 )
BCV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.07   Max: 73.83
Current: 10.6

5.07
73.83
P/B 0.90
BCV's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BCV: 0.90 )
BCV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.9

0.8
0.94
P/S 46.60
BCV's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. BCV: 46.60 )
BCV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 21.11   Max: 47.3
Current: 46.6

21.11
47.3
EV-to-EBIT 100.79
BCV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 26.27 vs. BCV: 100.79 )
BCV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 32.8   Max: 37.3
Current: 100.79

32.8
37.3
Days Sales Outstanding 141.01
BCV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 104.86 vs. BCV: 141.01 )
BCV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 86.11   Max: 558.13
Current: 141.01

86.11
558.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.00
BCV's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. BCV: 3.00 )
BCV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 4.05
Current: 3

2.12
4.05
Dividend Payout 0.23
BCV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. BCV: 0.23 )
BCV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.63
Current: 0.23

0.16
2.63
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.00
BCV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. BCV: 3.00 )
BCV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 4.05
Current: 3

2.12
4.05

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 348.80
BCV's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BCV: 348.80 )
BCV' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 348.8

Price/Tangible Book 0.90
BCV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BCV: 0.90 )
BCV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.9

0.83
0.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
BCV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BCV: 1.90 )
BCV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.9

0.9
1.81
Price/Graham Number 0.60
BCV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BCV: 0.60 )
BCV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.6

0.44
1.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.00
BCV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. BCV: 1.00 )
BCV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.1
Current: 1

0
3.1

Business Description

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Bancroft Fund Ltd. is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, as a diversified, closed-end management investment company. It invests primarily in convertible securities, with the objectives of providing income and the potential for capital appreciation; which objectives the Fund considers to be relatively equal, over the long-term, due to the nature of the securities in which it invests.
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