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Prospect Capital Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Prospect Capital Corporation shares (PSEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$3.51 - $8.12|
|50-day moving average||$7.75|
|200-day moving average||$6.29|
|Wall St. target price||$5.75|
|Dividend yield||$0.72 (8.98%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.20|
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Valuing Prospect Capital Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Prospect Capital Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Prospect 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 7x. In other words, Prospect Capital Corporation shares trade at around 7x 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.
Prospect Capital Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.59. 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 Prospect 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.
|Revenue TTM||$614.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||65.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||$623.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.54%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.57%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 12.3 million Prospect Capital Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Prospect Capital Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.6% down from 13.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Prospect Capital Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Prospect Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Prospect Capital Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prospect Capital Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.7 million). Prospect Capital Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.63. In other words for every 100,000 Prospect Capital Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4630 shares are currently held short.
However Prospect Capital Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Prospect Capital Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Prospect Capital Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Prospect Capital Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Prospect Capital Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0442% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Prospect Capital Corporation shares, roughly 44 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 Prospect Capital Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Prospect Capital Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 33.8% of net profits
Recently Prospect Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 33.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Prospect Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 8.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prospect Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.
While Prospect Capital Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Prospect Capital Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Prospect Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 19 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Prospect Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.5142 up to $8.12. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Prospect Capital Corporation's is 0.9537. This would suggest that Prospect Capital Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. It specializes in middle market, mature, mezzanine finance, later stage, emerging growth, leveraged buyouts, refinancing, acquisitions, recapitalizations, turnaround, growth capital, development, capital expenditures and subordinated debt tranches of collateralized loan obligations, cash flow term loans, market place lending and bridge transactions. It also makes real estate investments particularly in multi-family residential real estate asset class. The fund makes secured debt, senior debt, senior and secured term loans, unitranche debt, first-lien and second lien, private debt, private equity, mezzanine debt, and equity investments in private and microcap public businesses. It focuses on both primary origination and secondary loans/portfolios and invests in situations like debt financings for private equity sponsors, acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, growth financings, bridge loans, cash flow term loans, real estate financings/investments. It also focuses on investing in small-sized and medium-sized private companies rather than large public companies. The fund typically invests across all industry sectors, with a particular expertise in the energy and industrial sectors.
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