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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CSWC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CSWC: No Debt )
CSWC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.99
CSWC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. CSWC: 0.99 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1
Current: 0.99

0.55
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
CSWC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2003.83 vs. CSWC: No Debt )
CSWC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5.61
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 45.31
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 33.99
CSWC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 51.71 vs. CSWC: 33.99 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -602.92   Max: 102.84
Current: 33.99

-602.92
102.84
Net-margin (%) 390.72
CSWC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.96 vs. CSWC: 390.72 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4318.29   Max: 16595.91
Current: 390.72

-4318.29
16595.91
ROE (%) 6.25
CSWC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. CSWC: 6.25 )
CSWC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.69   Max: 34.39
Current: 6.25

-27.69
34.39
ROA (%) 6.18
CSWC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CSWC: 6.18 )
CSWC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.54   Max: 25.7
Current: 6.18

-27.54
25.7
Revenue Growth (%) 17.60
CSWC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CSWC: 17.60 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 210.4
Current: 17.6

0
210.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 27.60
CSWC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CSWC: 27.60 )
CSWC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 61.2
Current: 27.6

0
61.2
EPS Growth (%) 29.00
CSWC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CSWC: 29.00 )
CSWC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 34.4
Current: 29

0
34.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CSWC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 37,775 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 227,372 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 9,600 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

CSWC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Rogers 62,375 sh (+65.12%)
Ken Fisher 9,600 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 212,372 sh (-6.6%)
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Q2 2014

CSWC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 7,800 sh (New)
John Rogers 80,600 sh (+29.22%)
Third Avenue Management 212,372 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 9,600 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

CSWC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Zeke Ashton 50,000 sh (New)
John Rogers 85,400 sh (+5.96%)
Ken Fisher 9,600 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 150,348 sh (-29.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSWC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -29.21%0.04%$34.87 - $40.64 $ 39.827%150348
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out $34.87 - $40.64 $ 39.827%0
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Add 29.22%0.01%$32.75 - $36.22 $ 39.8213%80600
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$32.75 - $36.22 $ 39.8213%7800
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Add 65.12%0.01%$33.23 - $36.63 $ 39.8215%62375
John Rogers 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$31.11 - $35 $ 39.8219%37775
Third Avenue Management 2013-06-30 Add 256.73%0.11%$113.47 - $142.2 $ 39.82-69%56843
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Add 300%$113.47 - $142.2 $ 39.82-69%2400
Martin Whitman 2013-01-31 Sold Out 0.24%$24.5 - $27.5 $ 39.8252%0
Third Avenue Management 2012-12-31 Reduce -49.07%0.16%$24.5 - $28.94 $ 39.8248%63738
Martin Whitman 2012-10-31 Reduce -35.9%0.12%$23.94 - $28.98 $ 39.8246%51770
Third Avenue Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -20.01%0.08%$23.95 - $29.03 $ 39.8249%125153
Whitney Tilson 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.33%$20.62 - $28.18 $ 39.8266%0
Ken Fisher 2012-03-31 New Buy$20.39 - $24.05 $ 39.8289%2400
Ken Fisher 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0006%$19.05 - $25 $ 39.8280%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.00
CSWC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. CSWC: 13.00 )
CSWC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 21.65
Current: 13

2.37
21.65
P/B 0.80
CSWC's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CSWC: 0.80 )
CSWC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.8

0.48
1.29
P/S 50.40
CSWC's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. CSWC: 50.40 )
CSWC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.51   Max: 101.74
Current: 50.4

3.51
101.74
EV-to-EBIT 119.79
CSWC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.05 vs. CSWC: 119.79 )
CSWC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10947.6   Max: 5685.9
Current: 119.79

-10947.6
5685.9
PEG 0.84
CSWC's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSWC: 0.84 )
CSWC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 8.2
Current: 0.84

0.83
8.2
Shiller P/E 14.90
CSWC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSWC: 14.90 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.75   Max: 88.19
Current: 14.9

6.75
88.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.50
CSWC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 1249 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. CSWC: 0.50 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.11
Current: 0.5

0.34
3.11
Dividend Payout 0.07
CSWC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. CSWC: 0.07 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 4.55
Current: 0.07

0.01
4.55
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.05
CSWC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. CSWC: 1.05 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 6.56
Current: 1.05

0.72
6.56

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 5.35
CSWC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSWC: 5.35 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.46   Max: 985
Current: 5.35

4.46
985
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.85
CSWC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSWC: 4.85 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.36   Max: 284
Current: 4.85

4.36
284
Price/Tangible Book 0.81
CSWC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CSWC: 0.81 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.16
Current: 0.81

0.55
1.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
CSWC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CSWC: 1.13 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 33.26
Current: 1.13

0.08
33.26
Price/Graham Number 0.68
CSWC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CSWC: 0.68 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.46
Current: 0.68

0.27
3.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.80
CSWC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CSWC: 0.80 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 26.8
Current: 0.8

0.2
26.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -89.89
CSWC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
63% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. CSWC: -89.89 )
CSWC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -89.9   Max: -17.8
Current: -89.89

-89.9
-17.8

Analyst Estimate


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Mar15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 11.48
EPS without NRI($) 11.48

Business Description

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Capital Southwest Corporation was organized as a Texas corporation on April 19, 1961. The Company is a venture capital investment company whose objective is to achieve capital appreciation through long-term investments in privately held businesses. The Company's portfolio consists of private companies in which it has controlling interests, private companies in which it has minority interests and marketable securities of publicly traded companies. The Company has elected to be regulated as a Business Development Company under the 1940 Act.
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