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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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Cash to Debt 0.11
OTCPK:ASCMB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: 0.11 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.23
OTCPK:ASCMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: 0.23 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.23

0.23
0.85
Interest Coverage 0.75
OTCPK:ASCMB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: 0.75 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.75

0.54
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.16
M-Score: -2.77
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 15.86
OTCPK:ASCMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: 15.86 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -366.85   Max: 15.86
Current: 15.86

-366.85
15.86
Net-margin (%) -4.97
OTCPK:ASCMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: -4.97 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -421.67   Max: 6.62
Current: -4.97

-421.67
6.62
ROE (%) -4.36
OTCPK:ASCMB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: -4.36 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.27   Max: 3.74
Current: -4.36

-19.27
3.74
ROA (%) -1.01
OTCPK:ASCMB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: -1.01 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.92   Max: 1.27
Current: -1.01

-15.92
1.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 126.59
OTCPK:ASCMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: 126.59 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -56.68   Max: 126.59
Current: 126.59

-56.68
126.59
Revenue Growth (%) 269.90
OTCPK:ASCMB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: 269.90 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -75.2   Max: 269.9
Current: 269.9

-75.2
269.9
EPS Growth (%) -11.80
OTCPK:ASCMB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. OTCPK:ASCMB: -11.80 )
OTCPK:ASCMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.2   Max: -11.8
Current: -11.8

-39.2
-11.8
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Ratios

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P/B 1.93
ASCMB's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ASCMB: 1.93 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.93

0.38
2.42
P/S 2.22
ASCMB's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ASCMB: 2.22 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 39.37
Current: 2.22

0.45
39.37
EV-to-EBIT 33.50
ASCMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.03 vs. ASCMB: 33.50 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 30.4   Max: 181.2
Current: 33.5

30.4
181.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 7.73
ASCMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
66% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ASCMB: 7.73 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 9.4
Current: 7.73

Price/Median PS Value 0.88
ASCMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ASCMB: 0.88 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 14.57
Current: 0.88

0.21
14.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
ASCMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
65% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ASCMB: 3.00 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.3
Current: 3

0.6
3.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.21
ASCMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. ASCMB: -2.21 )
ASCMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 0.7
Current: -2.21

-2.8
0.7

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
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Traded in other countries:ASCMA.USA
Ascent Capital Group, Inc. is a holding company and its assets primarily consist of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc. (Monitronics). The Monitronics business provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Monitronics monitors signals arising from burglaries, fires and other events through security systems at subscribers' premises. Nearly all of its revenues are derived from monthly recurring revenues under security alarm monitoring contracts purchased from independent dealers in its exclusive nationwide network.

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