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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 0.01
NAS:AMBC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. NAS:AMBC: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:AMBC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.01
0
0.31
Equity-to-Asset 0.07
NAS:AMBC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. NAS:AMBC: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:AMBC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.27  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.07
-0.27
0.52
Debt-to-Equity 8.77
NAS:AMBC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
100% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. NAS:AMBC: 8.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:AMBC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.23  Med: 1.75 Max: 52.98
Current: 8.77
-10.23
52.98
Debt-to-EBITDA -155.82
NAS:AMBC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
100% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NAS:AMBC: -155.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:AMBC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -155.82  Med: -0.36 Max: 30.28
Current: -155.82
-155.82
30.28
Beneish M-Score: -2.39
WACC vs ROIC
1.28%
-2.84%
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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Operating Margin % -54.28
NAS:AMBC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
96% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.35 vs. NAS:AMBC: -54.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:AMBC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -619.78  Med: 20.75 Max: 204.04
Current: -54.28
-619.78
204.04
Net Margin % -60.33
NAS:AMBC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
97% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. NAS:AMBC: -60.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:AMBC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -662.84  Med: 14.79 Max: 203.71
Current: -60.33
-662.84
203.71
ROE % -23.96
NAS:AMBC's ROE % is ranked lower than
96% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. NAS:AMBC: -23.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:AMBC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.7  Med: 18.2 Max: 46.06
Current: -23.96
-76.7
46.06
ROA % -1.75
NAS:AMBC's ROA % is ranked lower than
93% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. NAS:AMBC: -1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:AMBC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.37  Med: -0.95 Max: 2.02
Current: -1.75
-27.37
2.02
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2018-02-28)


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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

AMBC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 10,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 160,800 sh (+6.63%)
Chuck Royce 365,921 sh (-12.18%)
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Q1 2017

AMBC Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 18,800 sh (+79.05%)
Jim Simons 241,200 sh (+50.00%)
Chuck Royce 220,521 sh (-39.74%)
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Q2 2017

AMBC Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 137,626 sh (New)
Jim Simons 502,900 sh (+108.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 98,821 sh (-55.19%)
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Q3 2017

AMBC Guru Trades in Q3 2017

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 10,689 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 152,528 sh (+10.83%)
Jeremy Grantham 385,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 377,900 sh (-24.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:AMBC

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 10.83%$17.17 - $21.22 $ 14.19-23%152,528
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-09-30 New Buy$17.17 - $21.22 $ 14.19-23%10,689
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 New Buy$15.85 - $19.92 $ 14.19-20%137,626
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Specialty » Insurance - Specialty    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6351
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Traded in other countries:FGPN.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ambac Financial Group Inc through its subsidiaries provides insurance and other financial services. The company's Financial Guarantee segment offers insurance policies and credit derivative contracts.

Ambac provides insurance and other financial services. Its businesses are in runoff, so they are no longer writing new business. The financial guarantee segment includes insurance policies and credit derivative contracts that protect Ambac's clients against default on debt obligations its clients hold. Ambac has exposure to public finance obligations, consisting primarily of municipal bonds; structured finance obligations, including mortgages and student loans; and international finance obligations, consisting of obligations outside the United States. The financial services segment provides financial and investment products, primarily to clients of its financial guarantee business. The company earns revenue from insurance premiums and investment income.

Ratios

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industry
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PB Ratio 0.43
AMBC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AMBC: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AMBC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.58 Max: 4.03
Current: 0.43
0.33
4.03
PS Ratio 0.97
AMBC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. AMBC: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AMBC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.09 Max: 11.83
Current: 0.97
0.89
11.83
EV-to-EBIT -54.80
AMBC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. AMBC: -54.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AMBC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.6  Med: 32 Max: 218.9
Current: -54.8
-55.6
218.9
EV-to-EBITDA -156.80
AMBC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
97% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. AMBC: -156.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AMBC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -159.1  Med: 26.2 Max: 63.2
Current: -156.8
-159.1
63.2
EV-to-Revenue 19.87
AMBC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
98% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AMBC: 19.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
AMBC' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.6  Med: 31.8 Max: 58.8
Current: 19.87
19.6
58.8

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
AMBC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. AMBC: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AMBC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.8  Med: 0 Max: 47.3
Current: -0.1
-44.8
47.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.02
AMBC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. AMBC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AMBC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.23 Max: 8.62
Current: 1.02
0.94
8.62
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.47
AMBC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AMBC: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AMBC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.96 Max: 5.24
Current: 0.47
0.47
5.24
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.67
AMBC's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AMBC: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
AMBC' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.67
0
0.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.82
AMBC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. AMBC: -1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AMBC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.82  Med: 3.1 Max: 7.6
Current: -1.82
-1.82
7.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 76.63
AMBC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. AMBC: 76.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
AMBC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -9.55 Max: 78.5
Current: 76.63
0
78.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $669.53
EPS (TTM) $ -8.91
Beta1.39
Short Percentage of Float3.35%
52-Week Range $13.17 - 27.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)45.25

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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