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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt N/A
BCV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCV: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: 9999.00 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity to Asset 1.00
BCV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BCV: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.00 Max: 1
Current: 1
0.98
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
BCV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BCV: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 3
WACC vs ROIC
6.88%
0.81%
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 (%) 42.86
BCV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.67 vs. BCV: 42.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.86  Med: 60.60 Max: 74.15
Current: 42.86
42.86
74.15
Net-margin (%) 95.97
BCV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 39.93 vs. BCV: 95.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.6  Med: 277.67 Max: 729.91
Current: 95.97
32.6
729.91
ROE (%) 1.81
BCV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. BCV: 1.81 )
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: 1.81
1.22
17.24
ROA (%) 1.81
BCV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. BCV: 1.81 )
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: 1.81
1.22
17.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.30
BCV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BCV: -14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -14.30 Max: -14.3
Current: -14.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -27.10
BCV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BCV: -27.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -27.10 Max: -25.8
Current: -27.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -29.50
BCV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 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: 5.80 Max: 104.7
Current: -29.5
-29.5
104.7
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 38.26
BCV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1340 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. BCV: 38.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BCV' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.07  Med: 13.34 Max: 74.47
Current: 38.26
5.07
74.47
PE(NRI) 38.26
BCV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. BCV: 38.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BCV' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.07  Med: 13.34 Max: 74.47
Current: 38.26
5.07
74.47
P/B 0.72
BCV's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BCV: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.72
0.71
0.94
P/S 36.71
BCV's P/S is ranked lower than
90% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. BCV: 36.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.11  Med: 37.56 Max: 49.45
Current: 36.71
21.11
49.45
EV-to-EBIT 85.65
BCV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. BCV: 85.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.5  Med: 72.20 Max: 109
Current: 85.65
30.5
109
EV-to-EBITDA 85.65
BCV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
95% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. BCV: 85.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.5  Med: 72.20 Max: 109
Current: 85.65
30.5
109

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 10.76
BCV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BCV: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BCV' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 3.09 Max: 10.78
Current: 10.76
2.02
10.78
Dividend Payout 2.08
BCV's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
83% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BCV: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BCV' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.34 Max: 2.63
Current: 2.08
0.16
2.63
Dividend Growth (3y) 18.10
BCV's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 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: -7.70 Max: 18.1
Current: 18.1
-9.8
18.1
Forward Dividend Yield 13.06
BCV's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. BCV: 13.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.27
BCV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. BCV: 11.27 )
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: 3.23 Max: 11.27
Current: 11.27
2.11
11.27
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.50
BCV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BCV: 0.50 )
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: 0.50 Max: 0
Current: 0.5
-0.6
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.72
BCV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BCV: 0.72 )
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: 0.87
Current: 0.72
0.83
0.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
BCV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 1445 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BCV: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.22
Current: 1
0.6
1.22
Price/Graham Number 1.10
BCV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BCV: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BCV' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.1
0.44
1.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.12
BCV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BCV: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.40 Max: 3.3
Current: 1.12
0.9
3.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2
EPS $ 0.43
Beta0.68
Short Percentage of Float0.04%
52-Week Range $15.73 - 21.91
Shares Outstanding(Mil)5.11

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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