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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
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history
Cash to Debt 2.15
EQS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EQS: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EQS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.45 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.15
Equity to Asset 0.71
EQS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. EQS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EQS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.74 Max: 1
Current: 0.71
0.63
1
F-Score: 2
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -374.18
EQS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.42 vs. EQS: -374.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EQS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62580  Med: -79.02 Max: 114.68
Current: -374.18
-62580
114.68
Net-margin (%) 6.32
EQS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.46 vs. EQS: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EQS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1025.88  Med: -13.49 Max: 6840
Current: 6.32
-1025.88
6840
ROE (%) 0.13
EQS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. EQS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EQS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.57  Med: -11.89 Max: 15.24
Current: 0.13
-42.57
15.24
ROA (%) 0.11
EQS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. EQS: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EQS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.85  Med: -9.27 Max: 10.49
Current: 0.11
-26.85
10.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.00
EQS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. EQS: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
75% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. EQS: -17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.9  Med: 14.50 Max: 239.5
Current: -17
-56.9
239.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -36.60
EQS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. EQS: -36.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.8  Med: -42.20 Max: -36.6
Current: -36.6
-45.8
-36.6
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Ratios

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P/B 0.54
EQS's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. EQS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EQS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.54
0.25
0.83
P/S 26.55
EQS's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 1811 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. EQS: 26.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EQS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.93  Med: 12.62 Max: 249
Current: 26.55
3.93
249

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.20
EQS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
73% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 358.28 vs. EQS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
EQS' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.80 Max: 25.43
Current: 1.2
0.89
25.43
Price/Tangible Book 0.55
EQS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. EQS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EQS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.55
0.32
0.83
Price/Median PS Value 2.13
EQS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. EQS: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EQS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.12 Max: 18.77
Current: 2.13
0.34
18.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -95.20
EQS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. EQS: -95.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EQS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.85  Med: 95.90 Max: 1034.8
Current: -95.2
-85.85
1034.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1
Beta0.13
Short Percentage of Float0.01%
52-Week Range $1.35 - 2.03
Shares Outstanding(Mil)12.67

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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