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How to buy Saratoga Investment stock

Learn how to easily invest in Saratoga Investment stock.

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.

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Saratoga Investment stock price (NYSE: SAR)

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Saratoga Investment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-02.
Latest market close$24.22
52-week range$22.35 - $28.57
50-day moving average $25.52
200-day moving average $27.54
Wall St. target price$30.42
PE ratio 6.0702
Dividend yield $2.02 (8.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.99

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Is it a good time to buy Saratoga Investment stock?

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Saratoga Investment price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.22 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-29) 1.68%
1 month (2022-06-02) -8.74%
3 months (2022-04-02) N/A
6 months (2022-01-06) -13.68%
1 year (2021-07-06) -10.50%
2 years (2020-07-06) 58.82%
3 years (2019-07-05) 0.37%
5 years (2017-07-05) 11.15%

Is Saratoga Investment stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

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 6x. In other words, Saratoga Investment shares trade at around 6x 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.

Saratoga Investment financials

Revenue TTM $70.7 million
Operating margin TTM 57.13%
Gross profit TTM $70.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.44%
Return on equity TTM 13.86%
Profit margin 64.65%
Book value $29.33
Market capitalisation $293.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Saratoga Investment share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 105.5% of net profits

Recently Saratoga Investment has paid out, on average, around 105.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.71% 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 8.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Saratoga Investment's case, that would currently equate to about $2.02 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 28 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Saratoga Investment's shares ever split?

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.

Saratoga Investment share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Saratoga Investment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.35 up to $28.5676. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAR.US volatility(beta: 1.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.5045. 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 overview

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. The firm prefers to invest in aerospace, automotive aftermarket and services, business products and services, consumer products and services, education, environmental services, industrial services, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare products and services, logistics, distribution, manufacturing, restaurants services, food services, software services, technology services, specialty chemical, media and telecommunications. It seeks to invest in the United States. The firm primarily invests $5 million to $50 million in companies having EBITDA of $2 million or greater and revenues of $8 million to $250 million. The firm prefer to take a majority stake.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Saratoga Investment is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 19.365% of Saratoga Investment shares are held by insiders and 21.778% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Saratoga Investment?
Saratoga Investment's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is Saratoga Investment based?
Saratoga Investment's address is: 535 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022
What is Saratoga Investment's ISIN number?
Saratoga Investment's international securities identification number is: US80349A2087
What is Saratoga Investment's CUSIP number?
Saratoga Investment's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 362493108

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