ACTG:NSD-Acacia Research Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Specialty Business Services | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 3.82

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 0.19B

Volume

0.20M

Average Target Price

USD 4.50 (+17.80%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

Acacia Research Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, invests in intellectual property and related absolute return assets; and engages in the licensing and enforcement of patented technologies. It assists patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios; protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use; generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies; and enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. The company owns or controls the rights to various patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and foreign counterparts covering technologies used in a range of industries. It has executed approximately 1,570 license agreements, and approximately 200 patent portfolio licensing and enforcement programs. Acacia Research Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Specialty Business Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 43.61% 80% B- 86% B
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 43.61% 80% B- 86% B
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 35.46% 80% B- 81% B-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 35.46% 80% B- 80% B-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -53.47% 29% F 24% F
Dividend Return 3.05% 25% F 9% F
Total Return -50.43% 29% F 23% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -12.44% 25% F 13% F
Dividend Return 0.13% 25% F 12% F
Total Return -12.31% 25% F 13% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 27.72% 63% D 45% F
Risk Adjusted Return -44.40% 25% F 13% F
Market Capitalization 0.19B 60% D- 41% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Specialty Business Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 78.00 14% F 14% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.17 79% C+ 67% D+
Price / Cash Flow Ratio -80.61 100% A+ 96% A
EV/EBITDA 0.20 100% A+ 95% A
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -12.68% 36% F 39% F
Return on Invested Capital -11.11% 13% F 31% F
Return on Assets -5.80% 13% F 31% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 9.92% 69% D+ 77% C+
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 1.18 67% D+ 69% D+
Short Percent 1.92% 53% F 63% D
Beta 0.57 87% B+ 81% B-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector