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How to buy Bain Capital Specialty Finance stock

Learn how to easily invest in Bain Capital Specialty Finance stock.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares (BCSF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Bain Capital Specialty Finance stock price (NYSE: BCSF)

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Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$15.65
52-week range$11.35 - $15.92
50-day moving average $15.52
200-day moving average $15.47
Wall St. target price$15.92
PE ratio 7.346
Dividend yield $1.36 (8.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.12

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Is it a good time to buy Bain Capital Specialty Finance stock?

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Bain Capital Specialty Finance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.65 from 2022-01-26

1 week (2022-01-20) 0.45%
1 month (2021-12-28) 15.65
3 months (2021-10-28) 0.77%
6 months (2021-07-28) 2.83%
1 year (2021-01-28) 23.91%
2 years (2020-01-27) -21.68%
3 years (2019-01-25) 18.5866
5 years (2017-01-24) N/A

Is Bain Capital Specialty Finance stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Bain Capital Specialty Finance stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bain Capital Specialty Finance's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance's P/E ratio

Bain Capital Specialty Finance's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance's PEG ratio

Bain Capital Specialty Finance's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0464. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Bain Capital Specialty Finance's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance financials

Revenue TTM $193.9 million
Operating margin TTM 71.55%
Gross profit TTM $194.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.39%
Return on equity TTM 12.75%
Profit margin 70.66%
Book value $17.03
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bain Capital Specialty Finance share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 100.74% of net profits

Recently Bain Capital Specialty Finance has paid out, on average, around 100.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bain Capital Specialty Finance shareholders could enjoy a 8.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bain Capital Specialty Finance's case, that would currently equate to about $1.36 per share.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance's most recent dividend payout was on 27 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bain Capital Specialty Finance's shares ever split?

Bain Capital Specialty Finance's shares were split on a 1019:1000 basis on 11 May 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1019 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares which in turn could have impacted Bain Capital Specialty Finance's share price.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bain Capital Specialty Finance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.3512 up to $15.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BCSF.US volatility(beta: 1.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bain Capital Specialty Finance's is 1.5825. This would suggest that Bain Capital Specialty Finance's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Bain Capital Specialty Finance overview

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. operates as a business development company (BDC) specializing in direct loans to middle-market companies. The fund seeks to invest in senior investments with a first or second lien on collateral, senior first lien, stretch senior, senior second lien, unitranche, mezzanine debt, junior securities, other junior investments, and secondary purchases of assets or portfolios that primarily consist of middle-market corporate debt. It typically invests in companies with EBITDA between $10 million and $150 million. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Bain Capital Specialty Finance is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.499% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are held by insiders and 49.698% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Bain Capital Specialty Finance?
Bain Capital Specialty Finance's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Bain Capital Specialty Finance based?
Bain Capital Specialty Finance's address is: 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02116
What is Bain Capital Specialty Finance's ISIN number?
Bain Capital Specialty Finance's international securities identification number is: US05684B1070
What is Bain Capital Specialty Finance's CUSIP number?
Bain Capital Specialty Finance's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05684B107

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