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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
CSWC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSWC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 2.12 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.99
CSWC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. CSWC: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.71 Max: 1
Current: 0.99
0.57
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
CSWC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CSWC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.61  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
5.61
9999.99
F-Score: 4
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) -21.86
CSWC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.92 vs. CSWC: -21.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -602.92  Med: 36.11 Max: 102.84
Current: -21.86
-602.92
102.84
Net-margin (%) 537.21
CSWC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.05 vs. CSWC: 537.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4318.29  Med: 753.81 Max: 16595.91
Current: 537.21
-4318.29
16595.91
ROE (%) 7.00
CSWC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. CSWC: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.69  Med: 10.76 Max: 34.39
Current: 7
-27.69
34.39
ROA (%) 6.83
CSWC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CSWC: 6.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.54  Med: 10.09 Max: 25.7
Current: 6.83
-27.54
25.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.60
CSWC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. CSWC: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -6.25 Max: 210.4
Current: 1.6
0
210.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.70
CSWC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. CSWC: -16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -1.85 Max: 34.4
Current: -16.7
0
34.4
» CSWC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2014

CSWC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Murray Stahl 6,700 sh (New)
John Rogers 126,000 sh (+47.54%)
Zeke Ashton 73,250 sh (+46.50%)
Ken Fisher 9,600 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 150,348 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

CSWC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Murray Stahl 25,200 sh (+276.12%)
Third Avenue Management 150,348 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
John Rogers 108,752 sh (-13.69%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 14.21
CSWC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. CSWC: 14.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.37  Med: 5.78 Max: 42.81
Current: 14.21
2.37
42.81
Forward P/E 3.27
CSWC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. CSWC: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.80
CSWC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. CSWC: 13.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 5.77 Max: 42.92
Current: 13.8
2.4
42.92
P/B 0.97
CSWC's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CSWC: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CSWC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.97
0.48
1.29
P/S 75.19
CSWC's P/S is ranked lower than
95% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. CSWC: 75.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CSWC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 5.12  Med: 47.44 Max: 101.74
Current: 75.19
5.12
101.74
POCF 5.41
CSWC's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. CSWC: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CSWC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.27  Med: 18.62 Max: 209.44
Current: 5.41
3.27
209.44
Shiller P/E 10.25
CSWC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. CSWC: 10.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.75  Med: 13.19 Max: 82.85
Current: 10.25
6.75
82.85
Days Sales Outstanding 162.10
CSWC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
86% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 36.44 vs. CSWC: 162.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 76.06 Max: 327.12
Current: 162.1
0.32
327.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.42
CSWC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
98% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. CSWC: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.76 Max: 3.11
Current: 0.42
0.34
3.11
Dividend Payout 0.06
CSWC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CSWC: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.06
0.01
0.16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.51
CSWC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CSWC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.94 Max: 3.86
Current: 0.51
0.42
3.86
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
CSWC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. CSWC: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -0.10 Max: -0.9
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 3.46
CSWC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
55% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. CSWC: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.34  Med: 7.48 Max: 23.01
Current: 3.46
3.34
23.01
Price/Tangible Book 0.97
CSWC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CSWC: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.97
0.56
1.09
Price/Projected FCF 1.22
CSWC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
471% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CSWC: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.22
0.71
1.45
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
CSWC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CSWC: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.95 Max: 29.12
Current: 1.58
0.08
29.12
Price/Graham Number 0.78
CSWC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. CSWC: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.40 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.78
0.35
2.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.39
CSWC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CSWC: -0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.41  Med: 0.90 Max: 18.3
Current: -0.39
-0.41
18.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -89.89
CSWC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. CSWC: -89.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CSWC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -89.9  Med: -36.20 Max: -17.8
Current: -89.89
-89.9
-17.8

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Capital Southwest Corporation was organized as a Texas corporation on April 19, 1961. The Company is an investment company. The Company is engaged in the acquisitions and investments in a range of industry segments. The Company's portfolio consists of private companies in which it has controlling interests and private companies in which it has minority interests. The Company invests in debt securities, including senior unitranche debt, second lien and subordinated debt, and also invests in preferred stock and common stock alongside its debt investments or through warrants. The Company faces competition from other financial institutions, including business development companies, junior capital lenders, and banks.
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