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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 1.30
EQS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EQS: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
EQS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.47 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.3
Equity-to-Asset 0.53
EQS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. EQS: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
EQS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.72 Max: 1
Current: 0.53
0.53
1
WACC vs ROIC
2.89%
-14.98%
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -530.72
EQS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.57 vs. EQS: -530.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
EQS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62580  Med: -290.9 Max: 114.68
Current: -530.72
-62580
114.68
Net Margin % 428.45
EQS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 41.12 vs. EQS: 428.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
EQS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1025.88  Med: -13.49 Max: 6840
Current: 428.45
-1025.88
6840
ROE % 8.35
EQS's ROE % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. EQS: 8.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
EQS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.57  Med: -7.92 Max: 13.57
Current: 8.35
-42.57
13.57
ROA % 4.94
EQS's ROA % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. EQS: 4.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
EQS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.85  Med: -6 Max: 9.41
Current: 4.94
-26.85
9.41
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -13.30
EQS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. EQS: -13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
EQS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.9  Med: -9.7 Max: 236.8
Current: -13.3
-56.9
236.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 142.90
EQS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. EQS: 142.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
EQS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.7  Med: -39.85 Max: 142.9
Current: 142.9
-45.7
142.9
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523910    SIC: 6799
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Headquarter Location:USA
Equus Total Return Inc is a business development company providing financing solutions for privately-owned middle market and small capitalization companies.

Equus Total Return, Inc. a Delaware corporation was formed by Equus Investments II, L.P. (the Partnership) on August 16, 1991. Equus is a BDC that provides financing solutions for privately held middle market and small capitalization companies. It began operations in 1983 and has been a publicly traded closed-end fund since 1991. The Company's investment objective is to maximize the total return to the stockholders in the form of current investment income and long-term capital gains by investing in the debt and equity securities of small and middle market capitalization companies that are generally not publicly traded at the time of investment. The Company generates investment income from interest payable on the debt securities that the Fund holds, dividends received on equity interests in its portfolio companies and capital gains, if any, realized upon sales of equity and, to a lesser extent, debt securities in the investment portfolio. The Company's equity investments may include shares of common and preferred stock, membership interests in limited liability companies and warrants to purchase additional equity interests. These equity securities may or may not pay dividends, and the exercise prices of warrants that it acquire in connection with debt investments, if any, vary by investment. The Company's debt investments in portfolio companies may be in the form of senior or subordinated loans and may be unsecured or have a first or second lien on some or all of the assets of the borrower. The Company's loans typically have a term of three to seven years and bear interest at fixed or floating rates. From time to time, it uses leverage to finance a portion of its investments. It then repays such debt from the sale of portfolio securities. The Company competes with a large number of public and private equity and mezzanine funds and other financing sources, including traditional financial services companies such as finance companies and commercial banks. Many of the competitors are substantially larger and have considerably greater financial, technical and marketing resources. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations and is subject to judicial and administrative decisions.

Top Ranked Articles about Equus Total Return Inc

U.S. Gas & Electric to Consolidate with Equus
CEO Invests in Equus Total Return Insider buys 500,000 shares
John Hardy (Insider Trades), CEO of Equus Total Return Inc. (NYSE:EQS), purchased 500,000 shares of the company on March 17. The average price was $2.40 per share for a total transaction of $1,200,000. Equus is a business development company with a market cap of $25.66 million. Read more...
Equus Announces Results of Annual Shareholder Meeting

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2016) -  Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS) ("Equus" or the "Fund") announced the results of the Fund's Annual Meeting of Stockholders which took place on Monday, June 13, 2016. The purpose of the meeting was to consider and approve the following four proposals: (i) elect the following seven director nominees, each for a term of one year:

Fraser Atkinson;
Richard F. Bergner;
Kenneth I. Denos;
Henry W. Hankinson;
John A. Hardy;
Robert L. Knauss; and
Bertrand des Pallieres;

(ii) ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP ("BDO") as the Fund's independent auditor for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016; (iii) approve on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Fund's named executive officers in 2015; and (iv) approve the Fund's 2016 Equity Incentive Plan. Holders of 88.38% of the Fund's outstanding shares were present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting and approved the election of the seven director nominees, the appointment of BDO for fiscal year 2016, the compensation paid to the Fund's named executive officers in 2015 (non-binding), and the Fund's 2016 Equity Incentive Plan. The specific voting results of the Annual Meeting are set forth in the Fund's Current Report on Form 8-K filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  About Equus The Fund is a business development company that trades as a closed-end fund on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol "EQS". Additional information on the Fund may be obtained from the Fund's website at www.equuscap.com. This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements regarding future circumstances. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Fund's current expectations and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements including, in particular, the risks and uncertainties described in the Fund's filings with the SEC. Actual results, events, and performance may differ. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as to the date hereof. The Fund undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission by the Fund or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statements are material.


Contact:

Patricia Baronowski

Pristine Advisers, LLC

(631) 756-2486





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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 10.07
EQS's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. EQS: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
EQS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 5.76 Max: 67
Current: 10.07
2.79
67
PE Ratio without NRI 10.07
EQS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
83% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.98 vs. EQS: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
EQS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 5.76 Max: 67
Current: 10.07
2.79
67
PB Ratio 0.90
EQS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EQS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
EQS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.9
0.25
0.92
PS Ratio 46.36
EQS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. EQS: 46.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
EQS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.93  Med: 14.18 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 46.36
3.93
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT -6.95
EQS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. EQS: -6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EQS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -621.2  Med: -5.3 Max: 1077.9
Current: -6.95
-621.2
1077.9
EV-to-EBITDA -6.95
EQS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. EQS: -6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EQS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -621.2  Med: -5.3 Max: 1077.9
Current: -6.95
-621.2
1077.9

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.30
EQS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. EQS: -6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EQS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.2  Med: -6.3 Max: -2.1
Current: -6.3
-7.2
-2.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 3.95
EQS's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
63% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. EQS: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
EQS' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.76 Max: 25.43
Current: 3.95
0.89
25.43
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.89
EQS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. EQS: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
EQS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.89
0.32
0.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 3.28
EQS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. EQS: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
EQS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.11 Max: 13.56
Current: 3.28
0.31
13.56
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.63
EQS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. EQS: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
EQS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.63
0.31
1.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -14.47
EQS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. EQS: -14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
EQS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.41  Med: 64.35 Max: 1034.8
Current: -14.47
-15.41
1034.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $0.79
EPS (TTM) $ 0.29
Beta0.39
Short Percentage of Float0.19%
52-Week Range $1.56 - 3.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)13.52
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U.S. Gas & Electric to Consolidate with Equus Apr 24 2017 
CEO Invests in Equus Total Return Mar 21 2017 
Equus Announces Results of Annual Shareholder Meeting Jun 16 2016 
Equus Announces First Quarter Net Asset Value May 12 2016 
Equus Announces Departure of Director May 09 2016 
Equus Announces 2015 Year-End Net Asset Value Mar 31 2016 
Equus Announces Departure of Longtime Director Jan 12 2016 
Equus Announces Second Quarter Net Asset Value Aug 12 2015 
Equus Dispositions Yield $3.6 Million in Cash and a $0.9 Million Note Jan 12 2015 
Equus Announces Third Quarter Net Asset Value Nov 18 2014 

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