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How to buy Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Main Street Capital Corporation shares.

Main Street Capital Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Main Street Capital Corporation stocks (MAIN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $40.7 – a decrease of 4.67% over the previous week. Main Street Capital Corporation employs 80 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $305.6 million.

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Main Street Capital Corporation stock price (NYSE:MAIN)

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Main Street Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-18.
Latest market close$36.12
52-week range$36.39 - $45.57
50-day moving average $41.06
200-day moving average $42.62
Wall St. target price$43.20
PE ratio 7.8172
Dividend yield $2.505 (6.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.85

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Is it a good time to buy Main Street Capital Corporation stock?

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Main Street Capital Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.12 from 2022-05-24

1 week (2022-05-14) N/A
1 month (2022-04-25) -15.25%
3 months (2022-02-25) -16.14%
6 months (2021-11-24) -22.16%
1 year (2021-05-25) -11.88%
2 years (2020-05-22) 19.01%
3 years (2019-05-24) 40.65
5 years (2017-05-25) 38.51

Is Main Street Capital Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Main Street Capital Corporation's P/E ratio

Main Street 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 8x. In other words, Main Street Capital Corporation shares trade at around 8x 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.

Main Street Capital Corporation's PEG ratio

Main Street Capital Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.09. 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 Main Street 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.

Main Street Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $305.6 million
Operating margin TTM 84.04%
Gross profit TTM $289 million
Return on assets TTM 4.8%
Return on equity TTM 19.84%
Profit margin 110.79%
Book value $25.93
Market capitalisation $2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Main Street Capital Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.81% of net profits

Recently Main Street Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Main Street Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 6.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Main Street Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.505 per share.

While Main Street Capital Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Main Street Capital Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Main Street Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Main Street Capital Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Main Street Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.39 up to $45.5686. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAIN.US volatility(beta: 1.32)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 Main Street Capital Corporation's is 1.3232. This would suggest that Main Street Capital Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Main Street Capital Corporation overview

Main Street Capital Corporation is a private equity firm specializes in equity capital to lower middle market companies. The firm specializing in recapitalizations, management buyouts, refinancing, family estate planning, management buyouts, refinancing, industry consolidation, mature, later stage emerging growth. The firm also provides debt capital to middle market companies for acquisitions, management buyouts, growth financings, recapitalizations and refinancing. The firm seeks to partner with entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams and generally provides one stop financing alternatives within its lower middle market portfolio. It prefers to invest in air freight and logistics, auto components, building products, chemicals, commercial services, computers, construction and engineering, consumer finance, consumer services, electronic equipment, energy equipment and services, financial services, health care equipment, health care providers, hotels, restaurants, and leisure, internet software and services, IT Services, machinery, oil, gas and consumable fuels, paper and forest products, professional and industrial services, road and rail, software, specialty retail, telecommunication, consumer discretionary, energy, materials, technology, and transportation. The firm typically invests in lower middle market companies generally with annual revenues between $5 million and $300 million. It prefers to invest in ranging between $2 million and $75 million in equity investment and enterprise value in ranging between $3 million and $20 million.

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