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How to buy First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC stock | $4.68

Learn how to easily invest in First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC stock.

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC Inc is an asset management business based in the US. First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares (FCRD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC stock price (NASDAQ: FCRD)

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First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$4.68
52-week range$2.22 - $4.67
50-day moving average $4.51
200-day moving average $4.49
Wall St. target price$4.75
PE ratio 4.3668
Dividend yield $0.4 (8.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.07

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First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.68 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 0.54%
1 month (2021-09-24) 6.85%
3 months (2021-07-23) 2.63%
6 months (2021-04-23) 9.09%
1 year (2020-10-23) 80.00%
2 years (2019-10-23) -32.66%
3 years (2018-10-23) 7.69
5 years (2016-10-21) 9.34

Is First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC under- or over-valued?

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

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's P/E ratio

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC'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, First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC 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.

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC financials

Revenue TTM $29.8 million
Operating margin TTM 80.45%
Gross profit TTM $29.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.78%
Return on equity TTM 16.53%
Profit margin 108.63%
Book value $6.52
Market capitalisation $140.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares

There are currently 40,664 First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares held short by investors – that's known as First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% down from 42,733 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares can be evaluated.

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares traded daily (recently around 31522.480620155). First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's SIR currently stands at 1.29. In other words for every 100,000 First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1290 shares are currently held short.

However First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares, roughly 2 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 First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC.

Find out more about how you can short First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC stock.

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC share dividends

33%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.06% of net profits

Recently First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC has paid out, on average, around 33.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shareholders could enjoy a 8.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.2249 up to $4.6656. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCRD.US volatility(beta: 1.74)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 First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's is 1.7376. This would suggest that First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC overview

THL Credit, Inc. is a business development company specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. The fund seeks to invest in debt and equity securities of middle market companies. It seeks to invest in PIPES, growth, acquisition, market or product expansion, recapitalization, mature, and change of control transactions in both sponsored and unsponsored issuers. The fund does not intend to invest in start-up companies, operationally distressed situations, or companies with speculative business plans. The fund invests primarily in debt securities, including unsecured subordinated or mezzanine debt and second lien secured debt, which may include an associated equity component such as warrants, preferred stock, options to buy minority interest, and other similar securities. Its investments may also include high-yield bonds, private equity investments, securities of public companies that are broadly traded, and securities of non-United States companies.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.069% of First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC shares are held by insiders and 41.503% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC?
First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC based?
First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's address is: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02110
What is First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's ISIN number?
First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC's international securities identification number is: US26943B1008

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