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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 0.22
PICO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. PICO: 0.22 )
PICO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.22   Max: N/A
Current: 0.22

Equity to Asset 0.52
PICO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. PICO: 0.52 )
PICO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.52

0.19
0.85
Z-Score: 0.70
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 (%) -17.16
PICO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. PICO: -17.16 )
PICO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -255.86   Max: 93.43
Current: -17.16

-255.86
93.43
Net-margin (%) -14.81
PICO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. PICO: -14.81 )
PICO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -116.76   Max: 47.44
Current: -14.81

-116.76
47.44
ROE (%) -12.64
PICO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. PICO: -12.64 )
PICO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.67   Max: 17.54
Current: -12.64

-11.67
17.54
ROA (%) -7.24
PICO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: -1.25 vs. PICO: -7.24 )
PICO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.92   Max: 5.9
Current: -7.24

-7.92
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -53.19
PICO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. PICO: -53.19 )
PICO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2888.66   Max: 4140.16
Current: -53.19

-2888.66
4140.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 60.50
PICO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PICO: 60.50 )
PICO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.5   Max: 120.2
Current: 60.5

-60.5
120.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 45.50
PICO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. PICO: 45.50 )
PICO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 57
Current: 45.5

0
57
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.00
PICO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PICO: -8.00 )
PICO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.2   Max: 167.4
Current: -8

-52.2
167.4
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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%)
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Q3 2014

PICO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 798,105 sh (+17.60%)
Chuck Royce 2,672,192 sh (-1.93%)
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Q4 2014

PICO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 2,586,422 sh (-3.21%)
Chuck Royce 2,586,422 sh (-3.21%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 730,502 sh (-8.47%)
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Q1 2015

PICO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 16,200 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 832,491 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 626,333 sh (-14.26%)
Chuck Royce 2,042,674 sh (-21.02%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 22.99
PICO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 10.37 vs. PICO: 22.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.90
PICO's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PICO: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PICO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.9

0.8
2.17
P/S 1.00
PICO's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. PICO: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PICO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3407
Current: 1

0.97
3407

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.30
PICO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PICO: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PICO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.3

0.27
1.93
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
PICO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PICO: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PICO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 410
Current: 0.1

0.04
410
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -10.20
PICO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
82% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. PICO: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PICO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 26
Current: -10.2

-10.2
26

Business Description

Industry: Conglomerates » Conglomerates
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Traded in other countries:PID.Germany,
PICO Holdings Inc is a diversified holding company that was incorporated in 1981. The Company has four operating segments: Water Resource and Water Storage Operations; Real Estate Operations; Agribusiness Operations; and Corporate. The 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 primarily engaged in acquiring and developing water rights in the southwestern United States. It develops new sources of water for municipal and industrial use; either from existing supplies of water, such as water used for agricultural purposes, acquiring unappropriated water, or discovering new water sources based on science and targeted exploration. It also develops and operates water storage facilities and utilizes facilities owned and operated by third parties. The Company's real estate operations are primarily conducted through UCP, Inc., its homebuilder and land developer with land acquisition and entitlement expertise in California and Washington State. In California, it operates in the Central Valley area, the Monterey Bay area, the South San Francisco Bay area and in Los Angeles area. In Washington State, it operates in the Puget Sound area. It competes directly with D.R. Horton, Inc., Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., and Lennar Corporation. In Agribusiness Operations, its subsidiary, PICO Northstar Hallock, LLC operates as Northstar Agri Industries (Northstar). Northstar's business is to operate a canola seed crushing plant near Hallock, Minnesota. Its principal competitors in the canola oil products business include Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill Incorporated, Richardson International Limited, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Group, and Bunge Limited. Its corporate segment consists of cash, fixed-income securities, equity securities, a voting interest in its unconsolidated affiliate Mindjet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, Mendell Energy, LLC, and other parent company assets and liabilities.
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