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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
ACTG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ACTG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.54  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.92
ACTG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ACTG: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ACTG' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.92
0.26
0.95
Interest Coverage No Debt
ACTG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.26 vs. ACTG: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ACTG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 6.04
Beneish M-Score: -2.05
WACC vs ROIC
10.67%
-22.80%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -10.96
ACTG's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
93% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. ACTG: -10.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ACTG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -122.06  Med: -21.29 Max: 32.07
Current: -10.96
-122.06
32.07
Net Margin % -26.45
ACTG's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
93% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. ACTG: -26.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ACTG' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -127.99  Med: -28.95 Max: 25.83
Current: -26.45
-127.99
25.83
ROE % -11.39
ACTG's ROE % is ranked lower than
89% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. ACTG: -11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ACTG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.5  Med: -15.82 Max: 41.44
Current: -11.39
-40.5
41.44
ROA % -10.19
ACTG's ROA % is ranked lower than
92% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. ACTG: -10.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ACTG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.2  Med: -13.31 Max: 31.97
Current: -10.19
-36.2
31.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -110.26
ACTG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. ACTG: -110.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ACTG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15010.14  Med: -1070.42 Max: 28769.95
Current: -110.26
-15010.14
28769.95
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.00
ACTG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ACTG: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ACTG' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.4  Med: 21.2 Max: 616.3
Current: 4
-75.4
616.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -55.60
ACTG's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. ACTG: -55.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ACTG' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.6  Med: -21.6 Max: 53.2
Current: -55.6
-55.6
53.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -2.90
ACTG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ACTG: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ACTG' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46  Med: -2.1 Max: 26.9
Current: -2.9
-46
26.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

ACTG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 35,707 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,983,300 sh (+25.74%)
Charles Brandes 26,200 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,406,693 sh (-6.63%)
Chuck Royce 449,405 sh (-6.74%)
Richard Snow 952,203 sh (-44.89%)
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Q4 2016

ACTG Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 14,766 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 67,940 sh (+90.27%)
Jim Simons 3,401,800 sh (+14.03%)
John Rogers 3,413,174 sh (+0.19%)
Chuck Royce 419,405 sh (-6.68%)
Richard Snow 720,698 sh (-24.31%)
Charles Brandes 13,200 sh (-49.62%)
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Q1 2017

ACTG Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 96,104 sh (+41.45%)
Jim Simons 3,505,600 sh (+3.05%)
Chuck Royce 419,405 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,413,174 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 13,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Snow 546,079 sh (-24.23%)
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Q2 2017

ACTG Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 3,573,800 sh (+1.95%)
John Rogers 3,413,758 sh (+0.02%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Chuck Royce 394,405 sh (-5.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 43,624 sh (-54.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACTG

(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
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Add 0.02%$3.8 - $5.75 $ 5.058%3,413,758
Charles Brandes 2017-06-30 Sold Out $3.8 - $5.75 $ 5.058%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Sold Out $5.1 - $7.1 $ 5.05-14%0
John Rogers 2016-12-31 Add 0.19%Premium Member Access $6.5 $ 5.05-22%3,413,174
John Rogers 2016-12-31 Add 0.19%$5.6 - $7.55 $ 5.05-22%3,413,174
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy$5.6 - $7.55 $ 5.05-22%14,766
Charles Brandes 2016-12-31 Reduce -49.62%$5.6 - $7.55 $ 5.05-22%13,200
John Rogers 2016-09-30 Reduce -6.63%0.01%$4.25 - $7 $ 5.05-12%3,406,693
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 561499    SIC: 6794
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Traded in other countries:AZG2.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Acacia Research Corporation is an intermediary in the patent marketplace, facilitating efficiency and delivering monetary rewards to patent owners.

Acacia Research Corporation was incorporated on January 25, 1993 under the laws of the State of California. In December 1999, it changed its state of incorporation from California to Delaware. The Company partners with inventors and patent owners to patent assets to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. The Company is an intermediary in the patent marketplace, facilitating efficiency and delivering monetary rewards to patent owners. Its operating subsidiaries assist patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios, the protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use, the generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies and, where necessary, with the enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. It owns or controls the rights to over 200 patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and certain foreign counterparts, covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries. Its competitors include RPX, AST, Intellectual Ventures, Wi-LAN, MOSAID, Round Rock Research LLC, IPvalue Management Inc., Vringo Inc. and Pendrell Corporation.

Guru Investment Theses on Acacia Research Corp

John Rogers Comments on Acacia Research Corp - Jan 22, 2016

Other holdings fell amidst the volatility the past three months. Intellectual property and patent expert Acacia Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ACTG) stock fell -52.14% when it lost a lawsuit that many had expected it to win. In our view, Acacia lost the first trial because the jury lacked intellectual patent knowledge. We believe a favorable verdict is merely delayed and not permanently lost; the lawsuit will be refiled in Germany, where it will be decided by a panel of judges who have technical expertise. We have added to the shares because we remain confident in the original thesis.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' fourth quarter 2015 Ariel Global Fund Commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 1.03
ACTG's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. ACTG: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ACTG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 2.19 Max: 9.56
Current: 1.03
0.49
9.56
PS Ratio 2.23
ACTG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ACTG: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ACTG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 4.98 Max: 12.52
Current: 2.23
1.18
12.52
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 97.06
ACTG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
81% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. ACTG: 97.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ACTG' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73  Med: 27.68 Max: 324.55
Current: 97.06
6.73
324.55
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 97.06
ACTG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
68% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. ACTG: 97.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ACTG' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.36  Med: 20 Max: 224.94
Current: 97.06
6.36
224.94
EV-to-EBIT -10.90
ACTG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. ACTG: -10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ACTG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17500.9  Med: -4.4 Max: 54.8
Current: -10.9
-17500.9
54.8
EV-to-EBITDA 11.51
ACTG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. ACTG: 11.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ACTG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -117653.6  Med: 7.55 Max: 2211
Current: 11.51
-117653.6
2211
EV-to-Revenue 1.19
ACTG's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
85% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ACTG: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ACTG' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.6 Max: 10.2
Current: 1.19
0.1
10.2
Current Ratio 7.32
ACTG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ACTG: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ACTG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 7.32 Max: 55.58
Current: 7.32
1.46
55.58
Quick Ratio 7.32
ACTG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ACTG: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ACTG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 7.32 Max: 55.58
Current: 7.32
1.46
55.58
Days Sales Outstanding 46.45
ACTG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.57 vs. ACTG: 46.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ACTG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.18  Med: 24.91 Max: 97.79
Current: 46.45
6.18
97.79

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
ACTG's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
91% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. ACTG: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
ACTG' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -100
Current: -100
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.76
ACTG's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
72% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ACTG: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ACTG' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.23 Max: 16.78
Current: 1.76
0.5
16.78
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
ACTG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. ACTG: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ACTG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.5  Med: -11.6 Max: -0.7
Current: -0.7
-87.5
-0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 2.56
ACTG's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
87% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ACTG: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
ACTG' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 4.73 Max: 13.83
Current: 2.56
0.76
13.83
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.16
ACTG's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. ACTG: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
ACTG' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 4.28 Max: 10.59
Current: 2.16
0.73
10.59
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.49
ACTG's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. ACTG: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ACTG' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 4.25 Max: 10.26
Current: 1.49
0.72
10.26
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 11.78
ACTG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ACTG: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ACTG' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.47 Max: 203.29
Current: 11.78
1.68
203.29
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.45
ACTG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ACTG: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ACTG' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.27 Max: 241
Current: 0.45
0.33
241
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -9.17
ACTG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. ACTG: -9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ACTG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -898.6  Med: -4.8 Max: 11.1
Current: -9.17
-898.6
11.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $111.94
EPS (TTM) $ -0.59
Beta1.40
Short Percentage of Float2.66%
52-Week Range $2.90 - 7.68
Shares Outstanding (Mil)50.60
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