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How to buy Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Ares Capital Corporation stocks.

Ares Capital Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Ares Capital Corporation stocks (ARCC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $19.8 – an increase of 1.43% over the previous week. Ares Capital Corporation employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.3 billion.

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Ares Capital Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:ARCC)

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Ares Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-05-28.
Latest market close$19.09
52-week range$15.66 - $19.63
50-day moving average $18.17
200-day moving average $18.82
Wall St. target price$20.50
PE ratio 14.8189
Dividend yield $1.81 (10.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.27

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Ares Capital Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.09 from 2023-06-02

1 week (2023-05-24) 1.81%
1 month (2023-05-02) 5.82%
3 months (2023-03-01) -1.34%
6 months (2022-12-01) -1.09%
1 year (2022-06-03) -2.25%
2 years (2021-05-30) N/A
3 years (2020-06-03) 22.53%
5 years (2018-06-01) 12.76%

Is Ares Capital Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Ares Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 77.27%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.2%
Return on equity TTM 6.87%
Profit margin 29.33%
Book value $18.44
Market capitalisation $10.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ares Capital Corporation share dividends

89%

Dividend payout ratio: 89.32% of net profits

Recently Ares Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 89.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ares Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 10.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ares Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.81 per share.

Ares Capital Corporation'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.

Ares Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ares Capital Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ares Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.6594 up to $19.6258. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARCC.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Ares Capital Corporation's is 1.0616. This would suggest that Ares Capital Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ares Capital Corporation overview

Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. It prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the basic and growth manufacturing, business services, consumer products, health care products and services, and information technology service sectors. The fund will also consider investments in industries such as restaurants, retail, oil and gas, and technology sectors. It focuses on investments in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regions from its New York office, the Midwest region, from the Chicago office, and the Western region from the Los Angeles office. The fund typically invests between $20 million and $200 million and a maximum of $400 million in companies with an EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million. It makes debt investments between $10 million and $100 million The fund invests through revolvers, first lien loans, warrants, unitranche structures, second lien loans, mezzanine debt, private high yield, junior capital, subordinated debt, and non-control preferred and common equity.

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