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Gladstone Capital Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Gladstone Capital Corporation shares (GLAD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Gladstone Capital Corporation share price

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Gladstone Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$5.10 - $11.10
50-day moving average $10.36
200-day moving average $9.16
Wall St. target price$8.75
PE ratio 35.7742
Dividend yield $0.795 (7.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.31

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Is Gladstone Capital Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Gladstone Capital Corporation's P/E ratio

Gladstone Capital 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 36x. In other words, Gladstone Capital Corporation shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

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

Gladstone Capital Corporation's PEG ratio

Gladstone Capital Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5. 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 Gladstone Capital 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.

Gladstone Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $48.7 million
Operating margin TTM 75.16%
Gross profit TTM $48 million
Return on assets TTM 5.09%
Return on equity TTM 3.91%
Profit margin 19.99%
Book value $7.61
Market capitalisation $360.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gladstone Capital Corporation shares

There are currently 267,892 Gladstone Capital Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Gladstone Capital Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14.5% up from 234,016 last month.

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

Gladstone Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gladstone Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gladstone Capital Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gladstone Capital Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 195541.60583942). Gladstone Capital Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.37. In other words for every 100,000 Gladstone Capital Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1370 shares are currently held short.

However Gladstone Capital Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gladstone Capital Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gladstone Capital Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gladstone Capital Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gladstone Capital Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0087% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gladstone Capital Corporation shares, roughly 9 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 Gladstone Capital Corporation.

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Gladstone Capital Corporation share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.3% of net profits

Recently Gladstone Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 32.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gladstone Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 7.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gladstone Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.795 per share.

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

Gladstone Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Gladstone Capital Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gladstone Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.098 up to $11.1001. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GLAD.US volatility(beta: 1.44)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 Gladstone Capital Corporation's is 1.4391. This would suggest that Gladstone Capital Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Gladstone Capital Corporation overview

Gladstone Capital Corporation is a private equity and a venture capital fund specializing in lower middle market, growth capital, add on acquisitions, debt investments in senior loans, second lien loans, senior subordinated loans, junior subordinated loans, and mezzanine loans and equity investments in the form of common stock, preferred stock, limited liability company interests, or warrants. It operates as a business development company. The fund also makes private equity investments in acquisitions, buyouts and recapitalizations, and refinancing existing debts. It targets small and medium-sized companies in United States. It invests in companies engaged in the business services, light and specialty manufacturing, niche industrial products and services, specialty consumer products and services, energy services, transportation and logistics, healthcare and education services, specialty chemicals, media and communications and aerospace and defense. The fund seeks to invest between $7 million and $30 million in companies that have between $20 million and $150 million in sales and EBITDA between $3 million and $25 million. It prefers to acquire minority stakes.

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