Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Financial Analysis and Rating

Comparison Analysis Based on SEC Data

Company Name Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Industry (SIC) 738 - Miscellaneous Business Services
Revenue in 2018 $540,358 thousand (ranked #186 out of 563 companies in the industry)
Assets as of 12/31/2018 $1,414 million (ranked #155)
Fiscal Year End December 31
Analyzed report 12/31/2017 (filed 3/05/2018)

Year:

Financial Position and Performance

Compared with 2017 industry ratios Change during the year

about the same

improved
Compared with all listed companies

worse

Compare with a competitor

Financial Ratios Benchmarking

Finanancial Ratio Comparison of 2017 company ratios
with industry ratios
(73 - Business Services)
with all listed companies
Solvency Ratios
Debt ratio 
0.93
0.66
0.93
0.63
Debt-to-equity ratio 
13.40
0.52
13.40
0.80
Interest coverage ratio 
0.29
-0.35
0.29
1.84
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio 
1.38
1.19
1.38
1.56
Quick Ratio 
1.27
1.13
1.27
1.09
Cash Ratio 
1.15
0.39
1.15
0.42
Profitability Ratios
Profit margin 
-19.4%
-4.4%
-19.4%
2.6%
ROE (Return on equity), after tax 
-56.4%
-23.2%
-56.4%
-1.1%
ROA (Return on assets) 
-5.1%
-5.4%
-5.1%
0.5%
Activity Ratios
Asset turnover (days) 
1381
482
1381
635
Receivables turnover (days) 
9
59
9
48
Resulting score -0,1 -0,6

Year:

Additional Ratios (not used in score calculation)

Finanancial Ratio Comparison of 2017 company ratios
with industry ratios
(73 - Business Services)
with all listed companies
Profitability Ratios
Gross margin 
78.5%
54.4%
78.5%
41.7%
Operating margin (Return on sales) 
8%
0.8%
8%
6.4%
Activity Ratios
EBIT  $44M
EBITDA  $290M

Auditor's Conclusion

We have performed a comparative analysis of the balance sheet and income statement of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (hereafter – the "Company") for the year 2017 as submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The primary business activity of the Company is "Miscellaneous Business Services" (SIC code 738). In the analysis, we have compared the key financial ratios of the Company with the average (median) values of those ratios calculated for the specific industry sector and for all companies. The averages are calculated using data from 2017 financial statements filed with the SEC through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system (EDGAR). By comparing each of the eleven key metrics to the median, we have drawn a general conclusion about the quality of the company's financial condition. Calculations and summary conclusions are performed in a computerized manner using software and methodologies developed by ReadyRatios.

As a result of the analysis of the key financial ratios of the Company, we have established the following. The financial condition of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. in 2017 is about the same as the financial condition typical of the companies engaged in the activity "Miscellaneous Business Services".

The average ratios for this type of business activity are below the average for all companies. For this reason, the Company has a below-average result compared with all businesses. The financial position of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. is worse than that of most listed companies that submit financial statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Financial Position and Performance History


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Financial Data Source and Analysis Principles

The above is a comparative analysis of the company's financial position and performance. The comparison is based on official financial statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system (EDGAR) (about 10,000 largest publicly traded companies). The comparison is made using the eleven key financial ratios (see the table above). The company's financial ratios are compared with the median of the ratios for all companies and for companies in the same industry, as well as to the quartiles of these ratios. Each ratio value is assigned a score between -2 and +2 depending on its position relative to the quartiles (-2 – below the first quartile; -1 – between the first and the second quartile; +1 – between the second and the third quartile; +2 – above the third quartile; 0 – the ratio value deviates from the median by no more than 5% of the difference between the median and the quartile closest to the ratio value). To draw a conclusion from the analysis, the individual scores are weighted equally to produce an overall score ranging from -2 and +2.

much better (+1 - +2incl)
better (from 0.11 to +1incl)
about the same (from -0.11incl to +0.11incl)
worse (from -1incl to -0.11)
much worse (from -2incl to -1)
"Change during the year" calculation

Change during the year is calculated by comparing the resulting score of financial position within the industry with the last year's (quarter's) score. The result of the comparison may be as follows:

significantly improved (positive change of more than 1 point)
improved (positive change of less than 1 point)
unchanged (little or no change in score, no more than 0.11 points)
deteriorated (the score has decreased by less than 1 point during the year)
deteriorated significantly (the score has decreased by more than 1 point during the year)


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