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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
FDUS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDUS: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FDUS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.37 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.54
FDUS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. FDUS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FDUS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.54
0.35
0.62
Interest Coverage 2.98
FDUS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. FDUS: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FDUS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.28 Max: 3.15
Current: 2.98
1.81
3.15
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.08
WACC vs ROIC
7.45%
6.35%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 49.86
FDUS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.42 vs. FDUS: 49.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FDUS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.36  Med: 49.62 Max: 51.31
Current: 49.86
46.36
51.31
Net-margin (%) 48.29
FDUS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.46 vs. FDUS: 48.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FDUS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.22  Med: 49.80 Max: 65.79
Current: 48.29
-11.22
65.79
ROE (%) 10.43
FDUS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. FDUS: 10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FDUS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.58  Med: 12.00 Max: 15.99
Current: 10.43
8.58
15.99
ROA (%) 5.88
FDUS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. FDUS: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FDUS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 6.66 Max: 7.77
Current: 5.88
3.63
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 309.39
FDUS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. FDUS: 309.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDUS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5022.94  Med: 6164.60 Max: 7621.53
Current: 309.39
5022.94
7621.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
FDUS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FDUS: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDUS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 9
Current: 9
0
9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.90
FDUS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FDUS: -4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDUS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -4.9
Current: -4.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
FDUS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. FDUS: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDUS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -5.9
Current: -5.9
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 8.02
FDUS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. FDUS: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FDUS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.48  Med: 9.67 Max: 17.86
Current: 8.02
7.48
17.86
Forward P/E 7.93
FDUS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. FDUS: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.02
FDUS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. FDUS: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FDUS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.47  Med: 9.66 Max: 17.86
Current: 8.02
7.47
17.86
P/B 0.84
FDUS's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. FDUS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FDUS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.45
Current: 0.84
0.78
1.45
P/S 3.88
FDUS's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1805 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. FDUS: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FDUS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 5.34 Max: 14.02
Current: 3.88
3.83
14.02
EV-to-EBIT 11.36
FDUS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. FDUS: 11.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FDUS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 11.45 Max: 16.4
Current: 11.36
9.1
16.4
EV-to-EBITDA 11.36
FDUS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. FDUS: 11.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FDUS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 11.45 Max: 16.4
Current: 11.36
9.1
16.4
Current Ratio 4.72
FDUS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. FDUS: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FDUS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 8.83 Max: 35.39
Current: 4.72
1.73
35.39
Quick Ratio 4.72
FDUS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. FDUS: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FDUS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 8.83 Max: 35.39
Current: 4.72
1.73
35.39
Days Sales Outstanding 37.75
FDUS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.00 vs. FDUS: 37.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FDUS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.72  Med: 29.59 Max: 35.66
Current: 37.75
21.72
35.66
Days Payable 8.71
FDUS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
74% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 51.15 vs. FDUS: 8.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FDUS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.34  Med: 20.43 Max: 40.92
Current: 8.71
15.34
40.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 12.11
FDUS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. FDUS: 12.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FDUS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 8.27 Max: 12.29
Current: 12.11
2.4
12.29
Dividend Payout 0.97
FDUS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
66% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. FDUS: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FDUS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.97
0.39
1.52
Dividend Growth (3y) 33.40
FDUS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FDUS: 33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FDUS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 33.4
Current: 33.4
0
33.4
Forward Dividend Yield 12.45
FDUS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. FDUS: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.11
FDUS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. FDUS: 12.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FDUS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 8.27 Max: 12.29
Current: 12.11
2.4
12.29
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -15.00
FDUS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. FDUS: -15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FDUS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -15
-15
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 0.84
FDUS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. FDUS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FDUS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.84
0.85
1.42
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
FDUS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FDUS: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FDUS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.73
0.79
2.59
Price/Graham Number 0.55
FDUS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. FDUS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FDUS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.55
0.55
1.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.75
FDUS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FDUS: 8.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDUS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 8.75 Max: 11
Current: 8.75
6.1
11

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $53
EPS $ 1.59
Beta1.04
Short Percentage of Float0.28%
52-Week Range $7.49 - 17.44
Shares Outstanding(Mil)16.29

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 1.56 0.59 1.58
EPS without NRI($) 1.56 0.59 1.58

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Fidus Investment Corp was formed on February 14, 2011, for the purpose of acquiring 100.0% of the equity interests in Fidus Mezzanine Capital, L.P. and Fidus Mezzanine Capital GP, LLC. The Company provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies. Its investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating both current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity related investments. The Company's investment strategy includes partnering with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors by providing customized financing for ownership transactions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, business expansion and other growth initiatives. The Company invests in companies that possess some or all of the following attributes: predictable revenues; positive cash flows; defensible and/or leading market positions; diversified customer and supplier bases; and proven management teams with strong operating discipline. As of December 31, 2013, the company had debt and equity investments in 37 portfolio companies. Its investment activities are managed by Fidus Investment Advisors, LLC. The Company invest in mezzanine debt, which includes senior subordinated notes and junior secured loans. They will also opportunistically structure some of its debt investments as senior secured or unitranche loans. Senior secured loans will typically provide for a fixed interest rate and may contain some minimum principal amortization, excess cash flow sweep features and prepayment penalties. Its equity securities typically consist of either a direct minority equity investment in common or preferred stock of a portfolio company, or the company may receive warrants to buy a minority equity interest in a portfolio company in connection with a debt investment. The Company's primary competitors in providing financing to lower middle-market companies include public and private funds, other BDCs, SBICs, commercial and investment banks, commercial financing companies.
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