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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
BCV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1478 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 1390 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
74% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3468.00 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
6.93%
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
52% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.15 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 1439 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 36.89 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
74% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 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
78% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 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
74% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 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
82% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 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
81% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 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.PRA25.610.00A

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 0.97
BCV's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 1458 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BCV: 0.97 )
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: 0.98
Current: 0.97
0.7
0.98
P/S 46.98
BCV's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. BCV: 46.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.02  Med: 38.94 Max: 49.91
Current: 46.98
21.02
49.91
EV-to-EBIT 105.18
BCV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
92% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. BCV: 105.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.1  Med: 74.2 Max: 108.1
Current: 105.18
30.1
108.1
EV-to-EBITDA 105.18
BCV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
91% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. BCV: 105.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.1  Med: 74.2 Max: 108.1
Current: 105.18
30.1
108.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 8.60
BCV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. BCV: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BCV' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 3.15 Max: 8.64
Current: 8.6
2.02
8.64
Dividend Growth (3y) 18.10
BCV's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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: -9.8  Med: -7.7 Max: 18.1
Current: 18.1
-9.8
18.1
Forward Dividend Yield 4.78
BCV's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 1291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. BCV: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.89
BCV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. BCV: 8.89 )
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: 2.11  Med: 3.29 Max: 9.04
Current: 8.89
2.11
9.04
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
BCV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 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 32.70
BCV's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
85% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. BCV: 32.70 )
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: 32.7
20.81
182.64
Price/Tangible Book 0.97
BCV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. BCV: 0.97 )
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: 0.97
Current: 0.97
0.83
0.97
Price/Median PS Value 1.22
BCV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BCV: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.22
Current: 1.22
0
1.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.99
BCV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BCV: 0.99 )
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: 0.99
0.9
3.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2.63
EPS (TTM) $ -0.94
Beta0.72
Short Percentage of Float0.48%
52-Week Range $15.73 - 21.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5.22
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