- The report contains detailed information about American Capital, Ltd. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
- Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for American Capital, Ltd.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
- The American Capital, Ltd. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
- In the part that describes American Capital, Ltd. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of American Capital, Ltd. business.
About American Capital, Ltd.
American Capital, Ltd. operates as a non-diversified closed end investment company that provides investment capital to middle market companies in the United States. The company invests in senior and mezzanine (subordinated) debt and equity of companies in need of capital for buyouts, growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations. The company also invests in commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) securities and invests in investment funds managed by the company.
The company's wholly owned operating subsidiary, American Capital Financial Services, Inc. (ACFS) provides financial advisory services to its portfolio companies. ACFS arranges and secures capital for transactions, particularly buyouts that the company sponsors. The company's other wholly owned subsidiary is European Capital Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited (ECFS). ECFS is the sole shareholder of European Capital Financial Services Limited, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom. These companies provide fund management services to a European investment fund, which is one of the company's portfolio companies.
During 2006, the company launched its three alternative asset funds in addition to American CapitalEuropean Capital Limited (ECAS), American Capital Equity I, LLC (ACE I) and ACAS CLO 2007-1, Ltd. (ACAS CLO). The company manages these funds either through consolidated operating subsidiaries or wholly owned portfolio companies.
The company invests in domestic, privately-held middle market companies. It also invests in portfolio companies. As of December 31, 2006, the company had investments in 188 portfolio companies.
The company's investment portfolio comprises its investments in various sectors, including Commercial Services & Supplies, Diversified Financial Services, Real Estate, Healthcare Providers & Services, Food Products, Healthcare Equipment & Supplies, Electrical Equipment, Diversified Consumer Services, Construction & Engineering, Containers & Packaging, Auto Components, Household Durables, Leisure Equipment & Products, Building Products, Internet & Catalog Retail, IT Services, Software, Pharmaceuticals, Energy Equipment & Services, Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels, Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods, Computers & Peripherals, Personal Products, Electronic Equipment & Instruments, Construction Materials, Road & Rail, Distributors, Machinery, Diversified Telecommunication Services, Chemicals, Household Products, Media, and Aerospace & Defense.
American Capital, Ltd. was incorporated in 1986.
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1. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. American Capital, Ltd. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of American Capital, Ltd. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of American Capital, Ltd. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. American Capital, Ltd. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Financial Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. American Capital, Ltd. Industry Position Analysis
6. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. AMERICAN CAPITAL, LTD. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
American Capital, Ltd. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
American Capital, Ltd. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
American Capital, Ltd. Major Shareholders
American Capital, Ltd. History
American Capital, Ltd. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
American Capital, Ltd. Offices and Representations
American Capital, Ltd. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
American Capital, Ltd. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
American Capital, Ltd. Capital Market Snapshot
American Capital, Ltd. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Services Industry Statistics
American Capital, Ltd. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
American Capital, Ltd. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
American Capital, Ltd. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
American Capital, Ltd. 1-year Stock Charts
American Capital, Ltd. 5-year Stock Charts
American Capital, Ltd. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
American Capital, Ltd. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
American Capital, Ltd. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?