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How to buy Golub Capital BDC stock

Learn how to easily invest in Golub Capital BDC stock.

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

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GBDC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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Golub Capital BDC stock price (NASDAQ: GBDC)

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Golub Capital BDC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$15.41
52-week range$13.12 - $15.90
50-day moving average $15.30
200-day moving average $15.57
Wall St. target price$15.95
PE ratio 7.6703
Dividend yield $1.16 (7.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.03

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Is it a good time to buy Golub Capital BDC stock?

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Golub Capital BDC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.41 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -0.84%
1 month (2021-12-23) 0.92%
3 months (2021-10-22) -3.57%
6 months (2021-07-23) -3.20%
1 year (2021-01-22) 4.33%
2 years (2020-01-24) -13.62%
3 years (2019-01-24) 17.7712
5 years (2017-01-24) 18.2649

Is Golub Capital BDC stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Golub Capital BDC's P/E ratio

Golub 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 8x. In other words, Golub Capital BDC shares trade at around 8x 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.

Golub Capital BDC's PEG ratio

Golub Capital BDC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.51. 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 Golub Capital BDC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Golub Capital BDC financials

Revenue TTM $307.1 million
Operating margin TTM 76%
Gross profit TTM $307.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.04%
Return on equity TTM 13.67%
Profit margin 110.8%
Book value $15.19
Market capitalisation $2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Golub Capital BDC share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 117.22% of net profits

Recently Golub Capital BDC has paid out, on average, around 117.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Golub Capital BDC shareholders could enjoy a 7.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Golub Capital BDC's case, that would currently equate to about $1.16 per share.

Golub Capital BDC'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.

Golub Capital BDC's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Golub Capital BDC's shares ever split?

Golub Capital BDC's shares were split on a 1021:1000 basis on 12 April 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1021 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Golub Capital BDC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Golub Capital BDC shares which in turn could have impacted Golub Capital BDC's share price.

Golub Capital BDC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Golub Capital BDC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.1208 up to $15.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GBDC.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 Golub Capital BDC's is 0.6787. This would suggest that Golub Capital BDC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Golub Capital BDC overview

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (GBDC) is a business development company and operates as an externally managed closed-end non-diversified management investment company. It invests in debt and minority equity investments in middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. It typically invests in diversified consumer services, automobiles, healthcare technology, insurance, health care equipment and supplies, hotels, restaurants and leisure, healthcare providers and services, IT services and specialty retails. It seeks to invest in the United States. It primarily invests in first lien traditional senior debt, first lien one stop, junior debt and equity, senior secured, one stop, unitranche, second lien, subordinated and mezzanine loans of middle-market companies, and warrants. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Golub Capital BDC is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.521% of Golub Capital BDC shares are held by insiders and 46.079% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Golub Capital BDC?
Golub Capital BDC's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Golub Capital BDC based?
Golub Capital BDC's address is: 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10166
What is Golub Capital BDC's ISIN number?
Golub Capital BDC's international securities identification number is: US38173M1027
What is Golub Capital BDC's CUSIP number?
Golub Capital BDC's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 38173M102

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