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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.68
PICO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. PICO: 0.68 )
PICO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.39   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.68

Equity to Asset 0.61
PICO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PICO: 0.61 )
PICO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.61

0.18
0.85
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.31
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -7.38
PICO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. PICO: -7.38 )
PICO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -255.86   Max: 93.43
Current: -7.38

-255.86
93.43
Net-margin (%) -6.47
PICO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. PICO: -6.47 )
PICO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -112.49   Max: 47.44
Current: -6.47

-112.49
47.44
ROE (%) -4.72
PICO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. PICO: -4.72 )
PICO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.87   Max: 22.07
Current: -4.72

-10.87
22.07
ROA (%) -2.92
PICO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. PICO: -2.92 )
PICO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.97   Max: 5.33
Current: -2.92

-7.97
5.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -20.60
PICO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 10.24 vs. PICO: -20.60 )
PICO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3088.78   Max: 3729.43
Current: -20.6

-3088.78
3729.43
Revenue Growth (%) 120.20
PICO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PICO: 120.20 )
PICO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.1   Max: 120.2
Current: 120.2

-48.1
120.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -23.60
PICO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. PICO: -23.60 )
PICO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.6   Max: 94
Current: -23.6

-23.6
94
EPS Growth (%) 9.30
PICO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PICO: 9.30 )
PICO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.2   Max: 167.4
Current: 9.3

-52.2
167.4
» PICO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PICO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 2,586,665 sh (+25.68%)
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q4 2013

PICO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Van Den Berg 315,568 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,387,365 sh (-7.7%)
» More
Q1 2014

PICO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 488,878 sh (+54.92%)
Chuck Royce 2,639,565 sh (+10.56%)
» More
Q2 2014

PICO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 678,679 sh (+38.82%)
Chuck Royce 2,724,792 sh (+3.23%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PICO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Add 38.82%0.39%$22.22 - $25.85 $ 21.72-7%678679
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Add 54.92%0.39%$22.9 - $26.31 $ 21.72-12%488878
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 New Buy0.69%$20.94 - $24.77 $ 21.72-7%315568
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Sold Out $19.6 - $22.72 $ 21.723%0
John Keeley 2012-12-31 New Buy$17.66 - $22.9 $ 21.727%500
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Ratios

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P/B 1.10
PICO's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PICO: 1.10 )
PICO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.1

0.76
2.17
P/S 1.40
PICO's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. PICO: 1.40 )
PICO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 3407
Current: 1.4

1.4
3407

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.50
PICO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. PICO: 1.50 )
PICO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 5.61
Current: 1.5

0.43
5.61
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
PICO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PICO: 0.20 )
PICO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 410
Current: 0.2

0.04
410
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -21.36
PICO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
51% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. PICO: -21.36 )
PICO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: -1.7
Current: -21.36

-14.4
-1.7

Business Description

Industry: Conglomerates » Conglomerates
Compare:SI, JSHLY, MSBHY, SVNDY, MITSY » details
Traded in other countries:PID.Germany
PICO Holdings, Inc., was incorporated in 1981 and began operations in 1982. The Company is a diversified holding company and its business is separated into four operating segments: Water Resource and Water Storage Operations; Real Estate Operations; Corporate; and Agribusiness Operations. Its Water Resource and Water Storage Operations are conducted through Vidler Water Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Vidler is a private company in the water resource development business in the southwestern United States. The Company develops new sources of water for municipal and industrial use, either from existing supplies of water, such as water used for agricultural purposes, or from acquiring unappropriated water. It also develops water storage infrastructure to facilitate the efficient allocation of available water supplies. Vidler is not a water utility, and does not currently intend to enter into regulated utility activities. Its real estate operations are conducted through UCP, which operates in California and Washington. Its real estate operations previously included the sale of real estate and lease income from Nevada Land & Resource Company ( "Nevada Land") which owned real estate and certain water, mineral and geothermal rights in northern Nevada. In December 2010, it completed a business combination and funded $60 million of equity for an 88% interest in a new operation, PICO Northstar Hallock, LLC doing business as Northstar Agri Industries ("Northstar"). Northstar's business is to operate a canola seed crushing plant near Hallock, Minnesota. As of December 31, 2012, it has also funded an additional $15 million to Northstar in the form of 10% preferred capital. This Corporate segment consists of cash, fixed-income securities, equity securities (both domestic and foreign) a 27% equity interest in its unconsolidated affiliate Spigit, Inc. ("Spigit"), and other parent company assets and liabilities. The corporate segment also contains the deferred compensation investment assets held in trust for the benefit of several PICO officers and non-employee directors, as well as the corresponding and offsetting deferred compensation liabilities. The Company's main competitors in the canola oil products business include Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), Cargill Incorporated (Cargill), Richardson International Limited, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Group, and Bunge Limited (Bunge). The Company is subject to a variety of federal, state and local laws and regulations concerning the protection of the environment.

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