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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
BCV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCV: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.99
BCV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BCV: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1 Max: 1
Current: 0.99
0.96
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
BCV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 828.33 vs. BCV: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 3
WACC vs ROIC
7.76%
1.19%
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 (%) 52.50
BCV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1470 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 47.12 vs. BCV: 52.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.86  Med: 60.6 Max: 74.15
Current: 52.5
42.86
74.15
Net-margin (%) -184.34
BCV's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 34.89 vs. BCV: -184.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -184.34  Med: 277.67 Max: 729.91
Current: -184.34
-184.34
729.91
ROE (%) -4.09
BCV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1583 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. BCV: -4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BCV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.09  Med: 7.53 Max: 17.24
Current: -4.09
-4.09
17.24
ROA (%) -4.07
BCV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. BCV: -4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BCV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.07  Med: 7.48 Max: 17.02
Current: -4.07
-4.07
17.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.20
BCV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. BCV: -14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -14.7 Max: -14.2
Current: -14.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -27.00
BCV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BCV: -27.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -27 Max: -25.6
Current: -27
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -29.50
BCV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BCV: -29.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.5  Med: 5.8 Max: 104.7
Current: -29.5
-29.5
104.7
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BCV.PRA24.250.00A

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Bancroft Fund, Ltd. operates as a closed-end, diversified management investment company. It invests in convertible securities, with the objectives of providing income and the potential for capital appreciation.

Bancroft Fund Ltd operates as a closed-end, diversified management investment company. It invests 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.

Ratios

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P/B 0.94
BCV's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. BCV: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.94
0.7
0.96
P/S 45.12
BCV's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. BCV: 45.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.02  Med: 39.98 Max: 49.91
Current: 45.12
21.02
49.91
EV-to-EBIT 100.94
BCV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. BCV: 100.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.1  Med: 75.5 Max: 109
Current: 100.94
30.1
109
EV-to-EBITDA 100.94
BCV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
93% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. BCV: 100.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.1  Med: 75.5 Max: 109
Current: 100.94
30.1
109

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.38
BCV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. BCV: 6.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BCV' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 3.18 Max: 6.38
Current: 6.38
2.57
6.38
Dividend Growth (3y) 18.10
BCV's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BCV: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BCV' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: -2.2 Max: 18.1
Current: 18.1
-7.7
18.1
Forward Dividend Yield 6.32
BCV's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BCV: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.40
BCV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1702 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. BCV: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BCV' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.98  Med: 3.69 Max: 7.4
Current: 7.4
2.98
7.4
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
BCV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. BCV: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BCV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 0.5 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.5
-0.6
1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 31.13
BCV's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
86% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. BCV: 31.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
BCV' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.81  Med: 40.44 Max: 182.64
Current: 31.13
20.81
182.64
Price/Tangible Book 0.93
BCV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1739 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BCV: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BCV' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 0.86 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.93
0.83
0.96
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
BCV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 1338 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BCV: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.17
Current: 1.13
0.56
1.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.01
BCV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1878 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. BCV: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.3 Max: 3.3
Current: 1.01
0.9
3.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2.63
EPS (TTM) $ -0.94
Beta0.72
Short Percentage of Float0.73%
52-Week Range $15.73 - 22.67
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5.22

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