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Fidus Investment Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Fidus Investment Corporation shares (FDUS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Fidus Investment Corporation share price

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Fidus Investment Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$6.86 - $17.12
50-day moving average $16.05
200-day moving average $13.68
Wall St. target price$16.71
PE ratio 13.0438
Dividend yield $1.29 (7.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.28

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Is it a good time to buy Fidus Investment Corporation stock?

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Is Fidus Investment Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Fidus Investment Corporation's P/E ratio

Fidus Investment Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Fidus Investment Corporation shares trade at around 13x 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.

Fidus Investment Corporation's PEG ratio

Fidus Investment Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.59. 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 Fidus Investment Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Fidus Investment Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $85.1 million
Operating margin TTM 70.21%
Gross profit TTM $85.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.49%
Return on equity TTM 7.59%
Profit margin 36.68%
Book value $16.81
Market capitalisation $407.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fidus Investment Corporation shares

There are currently 242,262 Fidus Investment Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Fidus Investment Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 70.6% up from 141,983 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fidus Investment Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Fidus Investment Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fidus Investment Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fidus Investment Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fidus Investment Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 156298.06451613). Fidus Investment Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.55. In other words for every 100,000 Fidus Investment Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1550 shares are currently held short.

However Fidus Investment Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fidus Investment Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fidus Investment Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fidus Investment Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fidus Investment Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0101% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fidus Investment Corporation shares, roughly 10 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 Fidus Investment Corporation.

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Fidus Investment Corporation share dividends

84%

Dividend payout ratio: 84.29% of net profits

Recently Fidus Investment Corporation has paid out, on average, around 84.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fidus Investment Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 7.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fidus Investment Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.29 per share.

Fidus Investment Corporation'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.

Fidus Investment Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 25 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Fidus Investment Corporation's shares ever split?

Fidus Investment Corporation's shares were split on 9 September 2013.

Fidus Investment Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fidus Investment Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.855 up to $17.12. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FDUS.US volatility(beta: 2.02)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 Fidus Investment Corporation's is 2.021. This would suggest that Fidus Investment Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Fidus Investment Corporation overview

Fidus Investment Corporation is a business development company. It specializing in leveraged buyouts, refinancings, change of ownership transactions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, mezzanine, growth capital, business expansion, lower middle market investments, debt investments, subordinated and second lien loans, senior secured and unitranche debt, preferred equity, warrants, subordinated debt, senior subordinated notes, junior secured loans, and unitranche loans. It does not invest in turnarounds or distressed situations. The fund prefers to invest in aerospace and defense, business services, consumer products and services including retail, food, and beverage, healthcare products and services, industrial products and services, information technology services, niche manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and value-added distribution sectors. It seeks to invest in companies based in United States. The fund typically invests between $5 million and $15 million per transaction in companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $150 million and an annual EBITDA between $3 million and $20 million, but it can occasionally invest in larger or smaller companies. It seeks to acquire minority equity stakes and board observation rights in conjunction with its investments.

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