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How to buy Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Capital Southwest Corporation shares.

Capital Southwest Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Capital Southwest Corporation stocks (CSWC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $26.25 – a decrease of 1.54% over the previous week. Capital Southwest Corporation employs 21 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $75.1 million.

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Capital Southwest Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:CSWC)

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Capital Southwest Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$24.32
52-week range$16.32 - $27.37
50-day moving average $26.18
200-day moving average $25.83
Wall St. target price$26.69
PE ratio 14.1954
Dividend yield $1.7 (7.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.74

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Is it a good time to buy Capital Southwest Corporation stock?

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Capital Southwest Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.32 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -1.54%
1 month (2021-12-21) -1.06%
3 months (2021-10-21) -12.77%
6 months (2021-07-21) -4.55%
1 year (2021-01-21) 31.89%
2 years (2020-01-21) 13.12%
3 years (2019-01-18) 12.59%
5 years (2017-01-20) 46.95%

Is Capital Southwest Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Capital Southwest Corporation's P/E ratio

Capital Southwest 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 14x. In other words, Capital Southwest Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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.

Capital Southwest Corporation's PEG ratio

Capital Southwest Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 13.5758. 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 Capital Southwest 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.

Capital Southwest Corporation's EBITDA

Capital Southwest Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $60 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Capital Southwest Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Capital Southwest Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $75.1 million
Operating margin TTM 77.1%
Gross profit TTM $68.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.73%
Return on equity TTM 10.84%
Profit margin 48.21%
Book value $16.36
Market capitalisation $576.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Capital Southwest Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.51% of net profits

Recently Capital Southwest Corporation has paid out, on average, around 1.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Capital Southwest Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 7.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Capital Southwest Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.7 per share.

While Capital Southwest Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Capital Southwest Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Capital Southwest Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Capital Southwest Corporation's shares ever split?

Capital Southwest Corporation's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 16 August 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Capital Southwest Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Capital Southwest Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Capital Southwest Corporation's share price.

Capital Southwest Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Capital Southwest Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.3213 up to $27.3724. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSWC.US volatility(beta: 1.25)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 Capital Southwest Corporation's is 1.2473. This would suggest that Capital Southwest 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).

Capital Southwest Corporation overview

Capital Southwest Corporation is a business development company specializing in credit and private equity and venture capital investments in middle market companies, mezzanine, later stage, mature, late venture, emerging growth, buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. In lower middle market, the firm typically invests in growth financing, bolt-on acquisitions, new platform acquisitions, refinancing, dividend recapitalizations, sponsor-led buyouts, and management buyouts situations. The investment structures are Unitranche debt, subordinated debt, senior debt, first and second lien debt, and preferred and common equity. The firm makes equity co-investments alongside debt investments, up to 20% of total check and only makes non-control investments. It prefers to invest in Industrial manufacturing and services, value-added distribution, healthcare products and services, business services, specialty chemicals, food and beverage, tech-enabled services and SaaS models. The firm seeks to invest in energy services and products, industrial technologies, and specialty chemicals and products.

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