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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
BCV's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 1516 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 0.78
BCV's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BCV: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BCV' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1 Max: 1
Current: 0.78
0.78
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
BCV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1018.62 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
WACC vs ROIC
6.83%
2.03%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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Operating Margin % 63.24
BCV's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.57 vs. BCV: 63.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BCV' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.86  Med: 63.24 Max: 74.15
Current: 63.24
42.86
74.15
Net Margin % 140.05
BCV's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 41.12 vs. BCV: 140.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BCV' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.6  Med: 178.67 Max: 729.91
Current: 140.05
32.6
729.91
ROE % 3.98
BCV's ROE % is ranked lower than
55% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. BCV: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BCV' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 6.61 Max: 17.24
Current: 3.98
1.22
17.24
ROA % 3.93
BCV's ROA % is ranked higher than
54% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. BCV: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BCV' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 6.52 Max: 17.02
Current: 3.93
1.22
17.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.90
BCV's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BCV: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BCV' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.2  Med: -13.6 Max: 11.9
Current: 11.9
-15.2
11.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 19.30
BCV's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. BCV: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BCV' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.3  Med: -24.65 Max: 19.3
Current: 19.3
-26.3
19.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -37.10
BCV's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. BCV: -37.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BCV' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.1  Med: -11.85 Max: 104.7
Current: -37.1
-37.1
104.7
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BCV.PRA25.310.00A

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523999    SIC: 6799
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Headquarter Location:USA
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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industry
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history
PE Ratio 24.25
BCV's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. BCV: 24.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BCV' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 13.69 Max: 74.47
Current: 24.25
4.93
74.47
PE Ratio without NRI 24.25
BCV's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
70% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.98 vs. BCV: 24.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BCV' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 13.69 Max: 74.47
Current: 24.25
4.93
74.47
PB Ratio 0.98
BCV's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BCV: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BCV' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 0.88 Max: 1
Current: 0.98
0.7
1
PS Ratio 31.33
BCV's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. BCV: 31.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BCV' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.59  Med: 30.63 Max: 48.79
Current: 31.33
18.59
48.79
EV-to-EBIT 46.32
BCV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
88% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. BCV: 46.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.4  Med: 44.6 Max: 106.1
Current: 46.32
23.4
106.1
EV-to-EBITDA 46.32
BCV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
89% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. BCV: 46.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.4  Med: 44.6 Max: 106.1
Current: 46.32
23.4
106.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 5.96
BCV's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
73% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. BCV: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BCV' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 3.65 Max: 8.92
Current: 5.96
2.57
8.92
Dividend Payout Ratio 2.01
BCV's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. BCV: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BCV' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.44 Max: 2.63
Current: 2.01
0.16
2.63
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 47.30
BCV's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BCV: 47.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BCV' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: 7.95 Max: 47.3
Current: 47.3
-7.7
47.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.70
BCV's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. BCV: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 16.04
BCV's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. BCV: 16.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BCV' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.92  Med: 9.82 Max: 24.01
Current: 16.04
6.92
24.01
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.20
BCV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. BCV: 1.20 )
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: 0.85 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.2
-0.6
1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.97
BCV's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. BCV: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BCV' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 0.86 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.97
0.83
0.97
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.21
BCV's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BCV: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BCV' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.22
Current: 1.21
1.05
1.22
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.02
BCV's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. BCV: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BCV' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.02
0.68
1.48
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.02
BCV's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BCV: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BCV' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.02
0.44
1.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.15
BCV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. BCV: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BCV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.2 Max: 4.3
Current: 2.15
0.9
4.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -9.56
BCV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. BCV: -9.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BCV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.2  Med: -22.2 Max: -9.56
Current: -9.56
-22.2
-9.56

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3.53
EPS (TTM) $ 0.88
Beta0.77
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $17.58 - 22.67
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5.18
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Dinsmore Capital Management Co. Announces Results of Special Shareholders Meeting Oct 19 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data Oct 16 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data Sep 16 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Earnings and Financial Update Aug 18 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Change to Special Meeting Record Date Aug 17 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Declares a Third Quarter Dividend and Reports Share Repurchase Activity Aug 17 2015 
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Announces Date of a Special Shareholders Meeting to Approve Ne Jul 27 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Date of a Special Shareholders Meeting to Approve New Management Agreem Jul 27 2015 
Dinsmore Capital Management and Gabelli Funds Announce Alliance to Manage Convertible Portfolios Jul 23 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data Jan 13 2015 

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