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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
EQS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EQS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EQS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.27 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.99
EQS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. EQS: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EQS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.74 Max: 1
Current: 0.99
0.63
1
F-Score: 4
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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Operating margin (%) -401.86
EQS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.92 vs. EQS: -401.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -62580  Med: -190.88 Max: 114.68
Current: -401.86
-62580
114.68
Net-margin (%) -221.81
EQS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.05 vs. EQS: -221.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1025.88  Med: -13.49 Max: 6840
Current: -221.81
-1025.88
6840
ROE (%) -4.64
EQS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. EQS: -4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -42.57  Med: -11.89 Max: 15.24
Current: -4.64
-42.57
15.24
ROA (%) -4.23
EQS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. EQS: -4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.85  Med: -9.27 Max: 10.49
Current: -4.23
-26.85
10.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.00
EQS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. EQS: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -100  Med: -18.00 Max: 17
Current: 17
-100
17
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.00
EQS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. EQS: -17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -56.90 Max: 49.4
Current: -17
0
49.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -37.50
EQS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. EQS: -37.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.7  Med: -42.20 Max: -37.5
Current: -37.5
-45.7
-37.5
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Ratios

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P/B 0.66
EQS's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. EQS: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EQS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.66
0.25
0.83
P/S 30.99
EQS's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. EQS: 30.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EQS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.93  Med: 12.28 Max: 249
Current: 30.99
3.93
249
POCF 186.00
EQS's POCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. EQS: 186.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EQS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.48 Max: 197
Current: 186
0.86
197
Days Sales Outstanding 309.67
EQS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
94% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 36.44 vs. EQS: 309.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EQS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 34.74 Max: 29346
Current: 309.67
0.93
29346

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.25
EQS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
77% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. EQS: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.00 Max: 25.43
Current: 1.25
0.89
25.43
Price/Tangible Book 0.66
EQS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. EQS: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.66
0.32
0.83
Price/Median PS Value 2.47
EQS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. EQS: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EQS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.09 Max: 20.33
Current: 2.47
0.35
20.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -65.50
EQS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. EQS: -65.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EQS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.34  Med: 1.00 Max: 1034.8
Current: -65.5
-71.34
1034.8

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.
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