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Saratoga Investment Corp is an asset management business based in the US. Saratoga Investment shares (SAR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$11.10 - $26.68|
|50-day moving average||$24.53|
|200-day moving average||$22.03|
|Wall St. target price||$25.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.23 (4.92%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.89|
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Valuing Saratoga Investment stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Saratoga Investment's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Saratoga Investment's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Saratoga Investment shares trade at around 9x 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.
|Revenue TTM||$59 million|
|Operating margin TTM||60.01%|
|Gross profit TTM||$58.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.82%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.1%|
|Market capitalisation||$280 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 68,353 Saratoga Investment shares held short by investors – that's known as Saratoga Investment's "short interest". This figure is 34% up from 50,995 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Saratoga Investment shares can be evaluated.
Saratoga Investment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Saratoga Investment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Saratoga Investment shares traded daily (recently around 48477.304964539). Saratoga Investment's SIR currently stands at 1.41. In other words for every 100,000 Saratoga Investment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1410 shares are currently held short.
However Saratoga Investment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Saratoga Investment shares, or, against the total number of tradable Saratoga Investment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Saratoga Investment's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Saratoga Investment shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0073% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Saratoga Investment shares, roughly 7 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 Saratoga Investment.
Find out more about how you can short Saratoga Investment stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 98.81% of net profits
Recently Saratoga Investment has paid out, on average, around 98.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Saratoga Investment shareholders could enjoy a 6.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Saratoga Investment's case, that would currently equate to about $1.23 per share.
Saratoga Investment'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.
Saratoga Investment's most recent dividend payout was on 21 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Saratoga Investment's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 12 August 2010. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Saratoga Investment shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Saratoga Investment shares which in turn could have impacted Saratoga Investment's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Saratoga Investment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.0997 up to $26.68. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Saratoga Investment's is 1.7446. This would suggest that Saratoga Investment's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Saratoga Investment Corp. is a business development company specializing in leveraged and management buyouts, acquisition financings, growth financings, recapitalization, debt refinancing, and transitional financing transactions at the lower end of middle market companies. It structures its investments as debt and equity by investing through first and second lien loans, mezzanine debt, co-investments, select high yield bonds, senior secured bonds, unsecured bonds, and preferred and common equity. It seeks to invest in the United States. The firm primarily invests $5 million to $20 million in companies having EBITDA of $2 million or greater and revenues of $8 million to $150 million. It invests through direct lending as well as participation in loan syndicates. The firm was formerly known as GSC Investment Corp.
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