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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

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.

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Q2 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Pioneer Investments 104,234 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 115,900 sh (New)
Leucadia National 75,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,145 sh (+107.03%)
John Paulson 4,224,900 sh (+6.29%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Murray Stahl 23,896 sh (-58.75%)
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Q3 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mario Gabelli 47,125 sh (New)
John Paulson 4,331,200 sh (+2.52%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Leucadia National Sold Out
Murray Stahl 22,364 sh (-6.41%)
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Q4 2016

ACAS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 51,192 sh (New)
Paul Singer 12,475,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 10,600 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Murray Stahl 17,364 sh (-22.36%)
John Paulson 865,868 sh (-80.01%)
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Q1 2017

ACAS Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Paulson 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.2%$17.99 - $17.99 $ 17.990%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$17.99 - $17.99 $ 17.990%0
John Paulson 2016-12-31 Reduce -80.01%0.64%$16.86 - $17.92 $ 17.994%865,868
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$16.86 - $17.92 $ 17.994%0
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6799
Traded in other countries:AEK.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
American Capital Ltd is an asset management and private equity firm. The Company originates, underwrites and manages investments in the middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy and structured products.

American Capital Ltd was founded in 1986 and incorporated in Delaware. On August 29, 1997, it completed an initial public offering and became a non-diversified closed end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. It is an asset management and private equity firm. The Company originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy and structured products. It invests in senior and mezzanine debt and equity in buyouts of private companies sponsored by it or sponsored by other private equity funds and provide capital directly to early stage and mature private and small public companies. Its business objectives are to increase its net earnings and net asset value by making investments with attractive current yields and/or potential for equity appreciation and realized gains. Its investments can be divided into the following six business lines: American Capital One Stop Buyouts, Sponsor Finance Investments, Direct and Other Investments, European Capital, Asset Management and Structured Products. The Company competes with strategic buyers, private equity funds, mezzanine debt funds and other buyers and financing sources, including traditional financial services companies such as finance companies, commercial banks, investment banks and other equity and non-equity based investment funds. The Company and its portfolio companies are subject to regulation by laws at the local, state, federal and foreign level, including with respect to securities laws, tax and accounting standards.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $571.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.09
Short Percentage of Float1.22%
52-Week Range $12.14 - 18.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)216.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 626 700
EPS ($) 1.64 1.98 1.98
EPS without NRI ($) 1.64 1.98 1.98
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($) 0.81 1.20

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Higher ROA yoyN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
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