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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.06
ASCMA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. ASCMA: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ASCMA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.2 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06
Equity-to-Asset 0.08
ASCMA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ASCMA: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ASCMA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.08
0.08
0.86
Debt-to-Equity 10.12
ASCMA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
95% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. ASCMA: 10.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
ASCMA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 3.26 Max: 10.12
Current: 10.12
1.56
10.12
Interest Coverage 0.36
ASCMA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. ASCMA: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASCMA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.68 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.36
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -0.43
Beneish M-Score: -3.21
WACC vs ROIC
8.41%
3.03%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 9.27
ASCMA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
70% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ASCMA: 9.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ASCMA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -366.85  Med: 7.96 Max: 15.86
Current: 9.27
-366.85
15.86
Net Margin % -19.15
ASCMA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. ASCMA: -19.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ASCMA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -421.67  Med: -12.96 Max: 6.38
Current: -19.15
-421.67
6.38
ROE % -47.77
ASCMA's ROE % is ranked lower than
89% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. ASCMA: -47.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ASCMA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.77  Med: -8.34 Max: 3.62
Current: -47.77
-47.77
3.62
ROA % -5.06
ASCMA's ROA % is ranked lower than
79% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. ASCMA: -5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ASCMA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.92  Med: -3.58 Max: 1.22
Current: -5.06
-15.92
1.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 163.44
ASCMA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
97% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. ASCMA: 163.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ASCMA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.68  Med: 46.17 Max: 180.33
Current: 163.44
-56.68
180.33
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.80
ASCMA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ASCMA: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 20.9 Max: 269.3
Current: 12.8
-75.2
269.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 5.30
ASCMA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ASCMA: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.7  Med: 15.4 Max: 274.9
Current: 5.3
-41.7
274.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 68.70
ASCMA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ASCMA: 68.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.2  Med: -13.1 Max: 68.7
Current: 68.7
-39.2
68.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 837,900 sh (+25.77%)
Francis Chou 340,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 860,373 sh (-7.84%)
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Q4 2016

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 893,400 sh (+6.62%)
Francis Chou 306,000 sh (-10.00%)
Mario Gabelli 749,642 sh (-12.87%)
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Q1 2017

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 903,200 sh (+1.10%)
Francis Chou 306,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 741,437 sh (-1.09%)
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Q2 2017

ASCMA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 914,700 sh (+1.27%)
Francis Chou 306,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 718,201 sh (-3.13%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ASCMA

(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
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -3.13%$12.15 - $15.43 $ 11.33-18%718,201
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.09%$13.7 - $17.63 $ 11.33-28%741,437
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -12.87%0.02%$16.26 - $24.39 $ 11.33-43%749,642
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -7.84%0.01%$14.92 - $25.65 $ 11.33-43%860,373
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Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services    NAICS: 561621    SIC: 7382
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Traded in other countries:28Z.Germany, ASCMB.USA,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ascent Capital Group Inc offers security products to consumers in the United States. Its primary product is the MONI brand of home security solutions, which include a security alarms monitoring system which detect burglaries, fires, and medical alerts.

Ascent Capital Group Inc is a provider of security products and solutions in the United States. In association with its subsidiaries; Monitronics International Inc and LiveWatch Security LLC, the company offers the MONI and LiveWatch brand of home security solutions respectively. Most of the company's profitability depends on the sale of MONI security alarms which monitor signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts and other events through security systems at subscribers' premises. Alternatively, the LiveWatch segment provides for the delivery of security products to the consumer's location and activation of the same on the consumer's request through the phone.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.78
ASCMA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ASCMA: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ASCMA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.42
Current: 0.78
0.32
2.42
PS Ratio 0.25
ASCMA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. ASCMA: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ASCMA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.77 Max: 39.52
Current: 0.25
0.19
39.52
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 0.80
ASCMA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
96% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.32 vs. ASCMA: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ASCMA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 5.11 Max: 32.22
Current: 0.8
0.52
32.22
EV-to-EBIT 38.78
ASCMA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. ASCMA: 38.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASCMA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -156.4  Med: 29.8 Max: 568.3
Current: 38.78
-156.4
568.3
EV-to-EBITDA 6.09
ASCMA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
79% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.11 vs. ASCMA: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ASCMA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.9  Med: 6.3 Max: 53.3
Current: 6.09
-62.9
53.3
EV-to-Revenue 3.21
ASCMA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
71% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. ASCMA: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ASCMA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 3.8 Max: 91.1
Current: 3.21
-0.1
91.1
Current Ratio 1.20
ASCMA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ASCMA: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASCMA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.56 Max: 6.33
Current: 1.2
1.2
6.33
Quick Ratio 1.20
ASCMA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ASCMA: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASCMA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.56 Max: 6.33
Current: 1.2
1.2
6.33
Days Sales Outstanding 8.29
ASCMA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.17 vs. ASCMA: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASCMA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.29  Med: 12.18 Max: 443.49
Current: 8.29
8.29
443.49
Days Payable 31.57
ASCMA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.68 vs. ASCMA: 31.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASCMA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.19  Med: 27.95 Max: 1811.91
Current: 31.57
11.19
1811.91

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.20
ASCMA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. ASCMA: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASCMA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 0.5 Max: 4.2
Current: 4.2
-0.5
4.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.14
ASCMA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ASCMA: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ASCMA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.92 Max: 20.51
Current: 0.14
0.12
20.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.60
ASCMA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ASCMA: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ASCMA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8560.3  Med: 2.2 Max: 33000.6
Current: 2.6
-8560.3
33000.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -39.65
ASCMA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. ASCMA: -39.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ASCMA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.7  Med: -3.2 Max: 52.1
Current: -39.65
-41.7
52.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $565.15
EPS (TTM) $ -8.91
Beta1.47
Short Percentage of Float2.27%
52-Week Range $8.87 - 24.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)12.36
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Ascent Capital Group to Report First Quarter 2017 Results on May 9, 2017 Apr 27 2017 
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MONI Adds New All-In-One Interactive Security Platform To Smart Home Security Product Portfolio Apr 11 2017 
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