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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.42
COWN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COWN: 4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
COWN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 55.10 Max: No Debt
Current: 4.42
Equity to Asset 0.45
COWN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. COWN: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
COWN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.45
0.15
0.75
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.58
M-Score: -1.24
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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history
Operating margin (%) -18.27
COWN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 15.94 vs. COWN: -18.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
COWN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -73.62  Med: -25.16 Max: 20.13
Current: -18.27
-73.62
20.13
Net-margin (%) 39.37
COWN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. COWN: 39.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
COWN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -110.98  Med: -14.68 Max: 39.09
Current: 39.37
-110.98
39.09
ROE (%) 29.27
COWN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. COWN: 29.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
COWN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -52.55  Med: -5.31 Max: 28.21
Current: 29.27
-52.55
28.21
ROA (%) 6.36
COWN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. COWN: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
COWN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.72  Med: -2.19 Max: 7.87
Current: 6.36
-24.72
7.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 416.32
COWN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 40.30 vs. COWN: 416.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
COWN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -333.25  Med: -28.57 Max: 2049.77
Current: 416.32
-333.25
2049.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
COWN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. COWN: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COWN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -10.20 Max: 13.3
Current: 13.3
0
13.3
» COWN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

COWN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 21,687 sh (New)
Jim Simons 627,338 sh (+34.09%)
John Rogers 10,024,118 sh (+9.88%)
Chuck Royce 3,425,035 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Richard Snow 91,516 sh (-0.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,139 sh (-25.96%)
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Q3 2014

COWN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Richard Snow 121,516 sh (+32.78%)
John Rogers 10,737,123 sh (+7.11%)
Jim Simons 645,774 sh (+2.94%)
John Burbank 21,687 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,385,035 sh (-1.17%)
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Q4 2014

COWN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Richard Snow 193,316 sh (+59.09%)
John Rogers 10,175,653 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,355,035 sh (-0.89%)
John Rogers 10,175,653 sh (-5.23%)
Jim Simons 280,312 sh (-56.59%)
» More
Q1 2015

COWN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 12,361 sh (New)
Jim Simons 579,012 sh (+106.56%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,176,835 sh (-5.31%)
John Rogers 8,163,670 sh (-19.77%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CWNGP0.000.00A

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 4.30
COWN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. COWN: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
COWN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.95  Med: 20.40 Max: 107
Current: 4.3
2.95
107
Forward P/E 18.90
COWN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. COWN: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 4.30
COWN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. COWN: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
COWN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.95  Med: 20.40 Max: 107
Current: 4.3
2.95
107
P/B 1.03
COWN's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. COWN: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
COWN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.03
0.17
1.45
P/S 1.71
COWN's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. COWN: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
COWN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.22 Max: 7.51
Current: 1.71
0.24
7.51
EV-to-EBIT 0.59
COWN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. COWN: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COWN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -18.7  Med: 5.00 Max: 726.1
Current: 0.59
-18.7
726.1
Current Ratio 2.71
COWN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. COWN: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COWN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.71 Max: 121.15
Current: 2.71
1.06
121.15
Quick Ratio 2.71
COWN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. COWN: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COWN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.71 Max: 121.15
Current: 2.71
1.06
121.15
Days Sales Outstanding 211.72
COWN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 54.93 vs. COWN: 211.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COWN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 59.35  Med: 167.99 Max: 224.79
Current: 211.72
59.35
224.79

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.78
COWN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. COWN: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
COWN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.79
Current: 2.78
0.71
2.79
Price/Tangible Book 1.09
COWN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. COWN: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
COWN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.09
0.29
1.9
Price/Projected FCF 0.88
COWN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. COWN: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
COWN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.88
0.21
0.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.41
COWN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. COWN: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
COWN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.00 Max: 5.65
Current: 1.41
0.3
5.65
Price/Graham Number 0.43
COWN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. COWN: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
COWN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.43
0.33
2.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 169.50
COWN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. COWN: 169.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
COWN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 15.00 Max: 16702.2
Current: 169.5
0.1
16702.2

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
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Traded in other countries:CGI.Germany,
Cowen Group, Inc., was formed in Delaware on 2009. The Company provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, sales and trading services through its two business segments: Ramius LLC and its affiliates comprise the Company's alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company, LLC and its affiliates comprise the Company's broker-dealer segment. Ramius is an alternative investment platform offering products and solutions across the liquidity spectrum to institutional and private clients. Ramius offers investors access to strategies to meet their specific needs including small-cap activism, healthcare royalties, customized solutions, event driven equity, real estate, long/short credit and managed futures. The broker-dealer businesses include research, brokerage and investment banking services to companies and institutional investor clients in healthcare, technology, media and telecommunications, consumer, aerospace and defense, industrials, real estate investment trusts, clean technology, energy, metals and mining, transportation, chemicals and agriculture. The Company provides research and brokerage services to over 1,000 domestic and international clients seeking to trade securities. The Company's businesses as well as the financial services are subject to several regulations, including periodic examinations by governmental and self-regulatory organizations in the United States and the jurisdictions it operates.
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