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How to buy Gladstone Investment Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Gladstone Investment Corporation stock.

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

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Gladstone Investment Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: GAIN)

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Gladstone Investment Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$15.43
52-week range$9.41 - $17.07
50-day moving average $16.59
200-day moving average $14.98
Wall St. target price$14.75
PE ratio 4.6278
Dividend yield $0.84 (5.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.35

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Gladstone Investment Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.43 from 2022-01-25

1 week (2022-01-19) -5.51%
1 month (2021-12-23) -6.88%
3 months (2021-10-26) 15.43
6 months (2021-07-26) 7.38%
1 year (2021-01-26) 45.02%
2 years (2020-01-24) 14.51%
3 years (2019-01-25) 45.50%
5 years (2017-01-26) 74.94%

Is Gladstone Investment Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Gladstone Investment Corporation's P/E ratio

Gladstone 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 5x. In other words, Gladstone Investment Corporation shares trade at around 5x 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.

Gladstone Investment Corporation's PEG ratio

Gladstone Investment Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.0072. 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 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.

Gladstone Investment Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $70.6 million
Operating margin TTM 36.3%
Gross profit TTM $56.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.33%
Return on equity TTM 27.72%
Profit margin 157.21%
Book value $13.27
Market capitalisation $514 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Gladstone Investment Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.3% of net profits

Recently Gladstone Investment Corporation has paid out, on average, around 10.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gladstone Investment Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gladstone Investment Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

While Gladstone Investment Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Gladstone Investment Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Gladstone Investment Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Gladstone Investment Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gladstone Investment Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.4088 up to $17.0712. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GAIN.US volatility(beta: 1.55)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 Investment Corporation's is 1.5545. This would suggest that Gladstone Investment 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 Investment Corporation overview

Gladstone Investment Corporation specializes in lower middle market, mature stage, buyouts; refinancing existing debt; senior debt securities such as senior loans, senior term loans, lines of credit, and senior notes; senior subordinated debt securities such as senior subordinated loans and senior subordinated notes; junior subordinated debt securities such as subordinated notes and mezzanine loans; limited liability company interests, and warrants or options. The fund does not invest in start-ups. The fund seeks to invest in manufacturing, consumer products and business services/ distribution sector. It seeks to invest in small and mid-sized companies based in the United States. The fund prefers to make debt investments between $5 million and $30 million and equity investments between $10 million and $40 million in companies. The fund seeks to invest in companies with sales between $20 million and $100 million. The fund invests in companies with EBITDA from $3 million to $20 million.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Gladstone Investment Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.227% of Gladstone Investment Corporation shares are held by insiders and 13.823% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Gladstone Investment Corporation?
Gladstone Investment Corporation's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Gladstone Investment Corporation based?
Gladstone Investment Corporation's address is: 1521 Westbranch Drive, McLean, VA, United States, 22102
What is Gladstone Investment Corporation's ISIN number?
Gladstone Investment Corporation's international securities identification number is: US3765461070
What is Gladstone Investment Corporation's CUSIP number?
Gladstone Investment Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 376546107

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