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How to buy Capitala Finance stock | $24.95

Learn how to easily invest in Capitala Finance stock.

Capitala Finance Corp is an asset management business based in the US. Capitala Finance shares (CPTA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Capitala Finance stock price (NASDAQ: CPTA)

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Capitala Finance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-10.
Latest market close$24.95
52-week range$8.40 - $28.90
50-day moving average $25.71
200-day moving average $19.16
Wall St. target price$15.00
PE ratio 3.5835
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.09

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Is it a good time to buy Capitala Finance stock?

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Capitala Finance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.95 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-10-11) N/A
1 month (2021-09-18) N/A
3 months (2021-07-22) -2.39%
6 months (2021-04-22) 31.38%
1 year (2020-10-22) 169.15%
2 years (2019-10-22) 197.02%
3 years (2018-10-22) 190.79%
5 years (2016-10-21) 86.33%

Is Capitala Finance under- or over-valued?

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

Capitala Finance's P/E ratio

Capitala 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 4x. In other words, Capitala Finance shares trade at around 4x 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.

Capitala Finance's PEG ratio

Capitala Finance's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.55. 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 Capitala 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.

Capitala Finance financials

Revenue TTM $24.3 million
Operating margin TTM 56.15%
Gross profit TTM $26.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.44%
Return on equity TTM 17.33%
Profit margin 79.62%
Book value $44.74
Market capitalisation $68.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Capitala Finance shares

There are currently 18,217 Capitala Finance shares held short by investors – that's known as Capitala Finance's "short interest". This figure is 30.9% up from 13,921 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Capitala Finance shares can be evaluated.

Capitala Finance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Capitala Finance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Capitala Finance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Capitala Finance shares traded daily (recently around 26789.705882353). Capitala Finance's SIR currently stands at 0.68. In other words for every 100,000 Capitala Finance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 680 shares are currently held short.

However Capitala Finance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Capitala Finance shares, or, against the total number of tradable Capitala Finance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Capitala Finance's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Capitala Finance shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0073% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Capitala Finance shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Capitala Finance.

Find out more about how you can short Capitala Finance stock.

Capitala Finance share dividends

We're not expecting Capitala Finance to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Capitala Finance's shares ever split?

Capitala Finance's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 23 August 2020. So if you had owned 6 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Capitala Finance shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Capitala Finance shares which in turn could have impacted Capitala Finance's share price.

Capitala Finance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Capitala Finance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4 up to $28.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPTA.US volatility(beta: 1.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Capitala Finance's is 1.9239. This would suggest that Capitala 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).

Capitala Finance overview

Capitala Finance Corp. is a Business Development Company specializing in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, first-lien and second-lien loans, equity investments in sponsored and non-sponsored lower and traditional middle market companies. The fund targets companies in the business services, commercial and professional services, manufacturing, consumer goods, textile apparel and luxury goods, leisure goods, household durables, retail, energy, and health-care industries. It typically considers investments in the United States. The fund invests $5 million and $50 million per transaction in companies with greater than $4. 5 million of TTM EBITDA and enterprise value less than $250 million. It may also invest in senior secured positions in stretch senior secured loans.

Capitala Finance in the news

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Capitala Finance is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.173% of Capitala Finance shares are held by insiders and 15.862% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Capitala Finance?
Capitala Finance's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Capitala Finance based?
Capitala Finance's address is: 4201 Congress Street, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28209
What is Capitala Finance's ISIN number?
Capitala Finance's international securities identification number is: US5410981097
What is Capitala Finance's CUSIP number?
Capitala Finance's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 14054R106

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