Of the 25 BDCs that I follow, 9 reported results last week and this article covers some of the highlights for each including earnings, changes to dividends, net asset values, investment class mixes, debt to equity ratios, analyst recommendations, EPS projections, and pricing multiples.
BDCs that reported last week:
- American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS)
- MCG Capital (NASDAQ:MCGC)
- Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC)
- Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS)
- Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD)
- Medley Capital (NYSE:MCC)
- Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS)
- BlackRock Kelso Capital (NASDAQ:BKCC)
- Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE:HTGC)
- Beat: HTGC, GLAD
- In-Line: MCC, MCGC, BKCC
- Missed: ACAS, SLRC, SUNS, FDUS
- Covered dividends (or almost): MCC, FDUS, HTGC, GLAD, BKCC
- Did not cover dividends: SLRC, SUNS, and MCGC
- MCC and HTGC raised dividends. SLRC reduced dividends
Net asset value per share:
- Increased: FDUS by 4%, ACAS by 1%, HTGC by 1%
- Same: MCGC
- Decreased: GLAD by 3%, SLRC by 3%, BKCC by 1%, MCC by 1%, SUNS by 1%
- Safer investment mix: MCGC
- Similar investment mix: FDUS, MCC, GLAD, HTGC, SLRC, SUNS
- Riskier investment mix: ACAS, BKCC
Debt to equity and interest coverage:
- Improved: BKCC had static debt levels but improved interest coverage from income, FDUS had slightly better debt levels and interest coverage from income, GLAD had higher debt levels but improved coverage from income
- Same: HTGC
- Worse: ACAS reduced debt levels but interest coverage from income was also reduced, SLRC had higher debt levels and less interest coverage from income, MCC had similar debt levels but less interest coverage from income, MCGC had similar debt levels but reduced interest coverage from income, SUNS had higher debt levels but adequate interest coverage from income
- Upgraded: none
- Same: FDUS, MCC HTGC, GLAD, MCGC, and SUNS
- Downgraded: SLRC, ACAS, and BKCC
- Increased: MCC, HTGC, GLAD,
- Same: FDUS, BKCC, MCGC
- Decreased: ACAS, SLRC, SUNS
- FDUS due to adequate dividend coverage, 4% increase in NAV per share, improved debt levels and interest coverage from income
- BKCC due to in-line EPS, adequate dividend coverage, and increased interest expense coverage from income.
- HTGC due to beating EPS projections, adequate dividend coverage, increased NAV per share, and increased EPS projections.
- GLAD due to beating EPS projections, adequate dividend coverage, increased interest coverage from income, and increased EPS projections.
- MCGC due to safer investment class mix.
- MCC due to in-line EPS, adequate dividend coverage, and static investment class mix.
- ACAS due to missed earnings, slower NAV per share growth, riskier investment mix, reduced interest coverage from income, reduced analyst ratings and EPS projections.
- SLRC due to missed earnings, inadequate coverage of dividends from income, decrease in NAV per share, has higher debt levels and less interest coverage from income, reduced analyst ratings and EPS projections.
Investors should only use this information as a starting point for due diligence. See the following for more information:
- BDC Investment Philosophy for general BDC information
- List of 25 BDCs that I follow and the associated focus articles (linked above)
- BDC Risk Profiles
- Weekly newsletter with price targets
- Latest BDC Rankings: Discounted At Last?
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