4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: American Capital
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, private equity firm American Capital (NAS: ACAS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at American Capital's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
American Capital facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Bethesda, Md. (1986)|
|Market Cap||$3.0 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$581.0 million|
|Management||Founder/Chairman/CEO Malon Wilkus|
CFO John Erickson
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$323.0 million / $1.2 billion|
Fortress Investment Group
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 2,048 members who have rated American Capital believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
- Compelling valuation
- General fear the stock gets beaten down hugely in next recession as was the case 2008 but this time debt and valuations are much lower -> much lower risk
- A big tax carry forward will contribute to future results
- Good management
- Somewhat opaque business (contributes to bargain status)
- Q1 was a mixed bag
- Across the board insider selling
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