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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 : 5/10

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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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EV-to-EBIT 39.28
FSD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. FSD: 39.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FSD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 39.28

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Dividend Yield 8.09
FSD's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FSD: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FSD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 8.11
Current: 8.09
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8.11
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.09
FSD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. FSD: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FSD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 8.11
Current: 8.09
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8.11

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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company organized as a Massachusetts business trust on June 18, 2010. The Company's investment objective is to provide current income, and capital appreciation. The Company is engaged in investing, under normal market conditions in a diversified portfolio of U.S. and foreign (including emerging markets) high-yield corporate fixed-income securities of varying maturities that are rated below-investment grade at the time of purchase.
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