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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.24
ABCO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ABCO: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ABCO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24
Equity-to-Asset 0.28
ABCO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ABCO: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ABCO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.45  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.28
-0.45
0.6
Debt-to-Equity 1.06
ABCO's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
76% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ABCO: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
ABCO' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.06
0.96
1.3
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.03
ABCO's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ABCO: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
ABCO' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -107.02  Med: -51.57 Max: 5.03
Current: 5.03
-107.02
5.03
Interest Coverage 2.12
ABCO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.92 vs. ABCO: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ABCO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 2.12
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.21
Beneish M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
9.16%
3.57%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 4.81
ABCO's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. ABCO: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ABCO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.08  Med: 9.68 Max: 19.15
Current: 4.81
-7.08
19.15
Net Margin % 13.49
ABCO's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
84% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. ABCO: 13.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ABCO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.49  Med: 6.69 Max: 14.64
Current: 13.49
-15.49
14.64
ROE % 21.32
ABCO's ROE % is ranked higher than
83% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. ABCO: 21.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ABCO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.27  Med: 14.04 Max: 24.57
Current: 21.32
-30.27
24.57
ROA % 5.39
ABCO's ROA % is ranked higher than
64% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. ABCO: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ABCO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.88  Med: 4.23 Max: 10.84
Current: 5.39
-7.88
10.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 20.71
ABCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.87 vs. ABCO: 20.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ABCO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.37  Med: 82.84 Max: 255.57
Current: 20.71
-55.37
255.57
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 16.50
ABCO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ABCO: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ABCO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.9  Med: 15.7 Max: 19.7
Current: 16.5
11.9
19.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 26.80
ABCO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ABCO: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ABCO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: 14.3 Max: 298.4
Current: 26.8
-8.9
298.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 51.60
ABCO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ABCO: 51.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ABCO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.7  Med: 12.1 Max: 51.6
Current: 51.6
-19.7
51.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

ABCO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 15,977 sh (+0.21%)
Chuck Royce 1,067,400 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 12,475 sh (-73.44%)
Jim Simons 18,600 sh (-81.54%)
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Q4 2016

ABCO Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 837,200 sh (-21.57%)
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Q1 2017

ABCO Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Paul Singer 2,030,927 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,902 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 532,208 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 87,987 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 653,331 sh (-21.96%)
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Q2 2017

ABCO Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 87,801 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 779,208 sh (+46.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,204 sh (+31.37%)
Paul Singer 2,030,927 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 87,987 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 209,377 sh (-67.95%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABCO

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

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First Eagle Investment 2017-06-30 Add 46.41%0.03%$46.55 - $52.75 $ 53.858%779,208
First Eagle Investment 2017-03-31 New Buy0.06%$33.45 - $47.4 $ 53.8522%532,208
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 New Buy0.01%$33.45 - $47.4 $ 53.8522%87,987
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$31.95 - $43.76 $ 53.8546%0
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 561990    SIC: 8741
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Traded in other countries:AD5.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
The Advisory Board Co is a provider of business services. Its suite of offering includes research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services.

The Advisory Board Co is a United States-based company that provides software products and solutions that aim to improve performance of the healthcare and education industries. The company's services include best practice research and insight, performance technology software, data- and tech-enabled services and consulting and management services, which are all provided through the company's subscription-based membership programs. Customers of the company are primarily composed of hospitals, health systems, colleges as well as other healthcare and education institutions. The company generates almost all of its revenue from the United States.

Top Ranked Articles about The Advisory Board Co

The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of The Advisory Board Company Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of October 2, 2017
5-DAY DEADLINE: Khang & Khang LLP Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against The Advisory Board Company and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
ADVISORY BOARD SHAREHOLDER ALERT: CLAIMSFILER REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against The Advisory Board Company - (ABCO)
ABCO INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of a Class Action Involving The Advisory Board Company and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of October 2, 2017
DEADLINE ALERT: Brower Piven Reminds Shareholders Of Approaching Deadline In Class Action Lawsuit And Encourages Investors Who Have Losses In Excess Of $100,000 From Investment In The Advisory Board Company (Nasdaq: ABCO) To Contact The Firm
DEADLINE ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against The Advisory Board Company and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
ADVISORY BOARD SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against The Advisory Board Company - (ABCO)
EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against The Advisory Board Company - ABCO
How Hospitals Can Shed Three Myths Hindering Employee Engagement
URGENT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of The Merger Acquisition of The Advisory Board Company by OptumInsight, Inc. - ABCO

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 20.32
ABCO's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.56 vs. ABCO: 20.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ABCO' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.82  Med: 44.64 Max: 541.2
Current: 20.32
9.82
541.2
Forward PE Ratio 26.18
ABCO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. ABCO: 26.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 20.32
ABCO's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
57% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.56 vs. ABCO: 20.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ABCO' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.69  Med: 43.76 Max: 541.2
Current: 20.32
9.69
541.2
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 18.59
ABCO's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
56% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. ABCO: 18.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.28  Med: 23.96 Max: 1118.13
Current: 18.59
6.28
1118.13
PB Ratio 3.87
ABCO's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. ABCO: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ABCO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 5.49 Max: 8.13
Current: 3.87
2.23
8.13
PS Ratio 2.76
ABCO's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. ABCO: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ABCO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 3.11 Max: 6.07
Current: 2.76
1.02
6.07
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 34.68
ABCO's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. ABCO: 34.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.15  Med: 24.35 Max: 287.87
Current: 34.68
7.15
287.87
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.35
ABCO's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
71% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. ABCO: 20.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 16.55 Max: 32.52
Current: 20.35
4.9
32.52
EV-to-EBIT 72.31
ABCO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
94% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. ABCO: 72.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ABCO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3685.8  Med: 32 Max: 1384.2
Current: 72.31
-3685.8
1384.2
EV-to-EBITDA 22.23
ABCO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.34 vs. ABCO: 22.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ABCO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -626.5  Med: 24.8 Max: 73.2
Current: 22.23
-626.5
73.2
EV-to-Revenue 3.32
ABCO's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
74% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. ABCO: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ABCO' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 3.3 Max: 5.9
Current: 3.32
0.8
5.9
Shiller PE Ratio 114.62
ABCO's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.52 vs. ABCO: 114.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ABCO' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.03  Med: 81.45 Max: 189.25
Current: 114.62
38.03
189.25
Current Ratio 1.06
ABCO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ABCO: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ABCO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.06
Current: 1.06
0.55
1.06
Quick Ratio 1.06
ABCO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. ABCO: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ABCO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.06
Current: 1.06
0.55
1.06
Days Sales Outstanding 262.37
ABCO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
95% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.41 vs. ABCO: 262.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ABCO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.74  Med: 201.88 Max: 314.73
Current: 262.37
53.74
314.73

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.60
ABCO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. ABCO: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ABCO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: -3.6 Max: 6.5
Current: -4.6
-16.6
6.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.03
ABCO's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ABCO: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.03
0.39
3.22
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
ABCO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ABCO: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ABCO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.35 Max: 4.08
Current: 0.89
0.38
4.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.38
ABCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. ABCO: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ABCO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.5  Med: 2.7 Max: 16.8
Current: 1.38
-4.5
16.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 13.03
ABCO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. ABCO: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ABCO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 13.2 Max: 29.3
Current: 13.03
-0.7
29.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $799.15
EPS (TTM) $ 2.65
Beta1.40
Short Percentage of Float4.83%
52-Week Range $24.85 - 59.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)40.76

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 806 841
EPS ($) 1.62 2.01
EPS without NRI ($) 1.62 2.01
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
18.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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