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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 No Debt
EQS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. EQS: No Debt )
EQS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.99
EQS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1249 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. EQS: 0.99 )
EQS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1
Current: 0.99

0.63
1
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 48.52
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -62580.00
EQS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 42.48 vs. EQS: -62580.00 )
EQS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -62580   Max: 114.68
Current: -62580

-62580
114.68
Net-margin (%) 6840.00
EQS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 47.63 vs. EQS: 6840.00 )
EQS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1025.88   Max: 6840
Current: 6840

-1025.88
6840
ROE (%) 1.03
EQS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. EQS: 1.03 )
EQS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -54.09   Max: 18.06
Current: 1.03

-54.09
18.06
ROA (%) 0.71
EQS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. EQS: 0.71 )
EQS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.99   Max: 11.61
Current: 0.71

-33.99
11.61
Revenue Growth (%) -100.00
EQS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. EQS: -100.00 )
EQS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -100   Max: 2.9
Current: -100

-100
2.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 49.40
EQS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. EQS: 49.40 )
EQS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.4
Current: 49.4

0
49.4
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 7.30
EQS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. EQS: 7.30 )
EQS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 59.12
Current: 7.3

2.84
59.12
P/B 0.80
EQS's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EQS: 0.80 )
EQS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.8

0.25
0.83
P/S 26.40
EQS's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.73 vs. EQS: 26.40 )
EQS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.12   Max: 249
Current: 26.4

4.12
249
EV-to-EBIT -6.89
EQS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.94 vs. EQS: -6.89 )
EQS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 138.7
Current: -6.89

0.1
138.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.80
EQS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EQS: 1.80 )
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 25.43
Current: 1.8

0.89
25.43
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.70
EQS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EQS: 1.70 )
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 105.17
Current: 1.7

0.88
105.17
Price/Tangible Book 0.80
EQS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. EQS: 0.80 )
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.8

0.32
0.82
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
EQS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. EQS: 0.20 )
EQS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.2

0.19
0.59
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
EQS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. EQS: 2.20 )
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 20.33
Current: 2.2

0.38
20.33
Price/Graham Number 0.50
EQS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. EQS: 0.50 )
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.5

0.31
1.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
EQS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. EQS: 2.10 )
EQS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1034.8
Current: 2.1

0.7
1034.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.80
EQS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. EQS: 27.80 )
EQS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 32.4
Current: 27.8

0.2
32.4

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Equus Total Return, Inc. a Delaware corporation was formed by Equus Investments II, L.P. (the Partnership) on August 16, 1991. Equus is a BDC that provides financing solutions for privately held middle market and small capitalization companies. It began operations in 1983 and has been a publicly traded closed-end fund since 1991. The Company's investment objective is to maximize the total return to the stockholders in the form of current investment income and long-term capital gains by investing in the debt and equity securities of small and middle market capitalization companies that are generally not publicly traded at the time of investment. The Company generates investment income from interest payable on the debt securities that the Fund holds, dividends received on equity interests in its portfolio companies and capital gains, if any, realized upon sales of equity and, to a lesser extent, debt securities in the investment portfolio. The Company's equity investments may include shares of common and preferred stock, membership interests in limited liability companies and warrants to purchase additional equity interests. These equity securities may or may not pay dividends, and the exercise prices of warrants that it acquire in connection with debt investments, if any, vary by investment. The Company's debt investments in portfolio companies may be in the form of senior or subordinated loans and may be unsecured or have a first or second lien on some or all of the assets of the borrower. The Company's loans typically have a term of three to seven years and bear interest at fixed or floating rates. From time to time, it uses leverage to finance a portion of its investments. It then repays such debt from the sale of portfolio securities. The Company competes with a large number of public and private equity and mezzanine funds and other financing sources, including traditional financial services companies such as finance companies and commercial banks. Many of the competitors are substantially larger and have considerably greater financial, technical and marketing resources. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations and is subject to judicial and administrative decisions.folio securities.
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Equus Total Return Inc. (EQS) Chairman, President and C.E.O. Gregory J Flanagan buys 1,600 Shares Aug 28 2009 

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