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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
ECF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ECF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 1.00
ECF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1445 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ECF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ECF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 0.99 Max: 1
Current: 1
0.97
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
ECF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 768.53 vs. ECF: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ECF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
WACC vs ROIC
8.03%
2.31%
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating Margin % 67.59
ECF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
58% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.80 vs. ECF: 67.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ECF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.87  Med: 66.57 Max: 75.06
Current: 67.59
55.87
75.06
Net Margin % 448.39
ECF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.64 vs. ECF: 448.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ECF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.94  Med: 321.54 Max: 489.18
Current: 448.39
-75.94
489.18
ROE % 14.88
ECF's ROE % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. ECF: 14.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ECF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.07  Med: 10.15 Max: 16.06
Current: 14.88
-3.07
16.06
ROA % 14.64
ECF's ROA % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. ECF: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ECF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.03  Med: 9.97 Max: 15.85
Current: 14.64
-3.03
15.85
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.20
ECF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ECF: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ECF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.9  Med: -5.15 Max: 4.2
Current: 4.2
-7.9
4.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 5.50
ECF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ECF: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ECF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14  Med: -10.95 Max: 5.5
Current: 5.5
-14
5.5
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd $ECF.
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6799
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Headquarter Location:USA
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd operate as a diversified, closed-end management investment company. It invests in convertible and equity securities, with the objectives of providing income and the potential for capital appreciation.

Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd was incorporated in Delaware on December 6, 1986. The Company operates as a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company invests in convertible and equity securities, with the objectives of providing income and the potential for capital appreciation. The Company invests in diversified industries.

Ratios

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PE Ratio 6.40
ECF's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. ECF: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ECF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.42  Med: 6.72 Max: 9.49
Current: 6.4
5.42
9.49
PE Ratio without NRI 6.40
ECF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
74% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.88 vs. ECF: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ECF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.42  Med: 6.72 Max: 9.49
Current: 6.4
5.42
9.49
PB Ratio 0.92
ECF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ECF: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ECF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.92
0.72
0.99
PS Ratio 30.13
ECF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. ECF: 30.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ECF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.1  Med: 27.98 Max: 36.75
Current: 30.13
19.1
36.75
EV-to-EBIT 41.73
ECF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. ECF: 41.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ECF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.2  Med: 39.65 Max: 64.9
Current: 41.73
24.2
64.9
EV-to-EBITDA 41.73
ECF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. ECF: 41.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ECF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.2  Med: 39.65 Max: 64.9
Current: 41.73
24.2
64.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 4.82
ECF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1508 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. ECF: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ECF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 3.59 Max: 9.41
Current: 4.82
2.62
9.41
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.31
ECF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ECF: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ECF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.31
0.2
0.35
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.40
ECF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ECF: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
ECF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 3.75 Max: 36.8
Current: 9.4
-5
36.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.82
ECF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. ECF: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 8.75
ECF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
78% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. ECF: 8.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ECF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.76  Med: 6.53 Max: 17.11
Current: 8.75
4.76
17.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
ECF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. ECF: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ECF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.5
-0.4
1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 61.07
ECF's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
90% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. ECF: 61.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
ECF' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.5  Med: 43.84 Max: 151.6
Current: 61.07
31.5
151.6
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.92
ECF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ECF: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ECF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.92
0.83
0.93
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.19
ECF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ECF: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ECF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.2
Current: 1.19
0
1.2
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.08
ECF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ECF: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ECF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.24
Current: 1.08
0
1.24
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.51
ECF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ECF: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
ECF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.51
0.47
0.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.38
ECF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. ECF: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ECF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.5 Max: 4.1
Current: 2.38
1.5
4.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -4.31
ECF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. ECF: -4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ECF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.9  Med: -11.9 Max: -4.3
Current: -4.31
-11.9
-4.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4.09
EPS (TTM) $ 1.43
Beta0.98
Short Percentage of Float0.03%
52-Week Range $7.57 - 9.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)12.88
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Announces Earnings and Financial Update Oct 23 2015 
Dinsmore Capital Management Co. Announces Results of Special Shareholders Meeting Oct 19 2015 
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Declares Year-End Distribution of Realized Capital Gains and I Oct 19 2015 
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data Oct 16 2015 
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data Sep 16 2015 
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Announces Change to Special Meeting Record Date Aug 17 2015 
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Announces Correction to Quarterly Dividend Press Release Aug 12 2015 
Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. Announces Date of a Special Shareholders Meeting to Approve Ne Jul 27 2015 
Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Date of a Special Shareholders Meeting to Approve New Management Agreem Jul 27 2015 
Dinsmore Capital Management and Gabelli Funds Announce Alliance to Manage Convertible Portfolios Jul 23 2015 

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