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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
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Cash to Debt 0.09
FDUS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDUS: 0.09 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.09

0.02
0.64
Equity to Asset 0.56
FDUS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 1764 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. FDUS: 0.56 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.56

0.35
0.62
Interest Coverage 3.15
FDUS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. FDUS: 3.15 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 3.15
Current: 3.15

1.81
3.15
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.26
WACC vs ROIC
9.67%
6.62%
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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Operating margin (%) 50.46
FDUS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.37 vs. FDUS: 50.46 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 46.36   Max: 51.31
Current: 50.46

46.36
51.31
Net-margin (%) 46.53
FDUS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.14 vs. FDUS: 46.53 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.22   Max: 65.79
Current: 46.53

-11.22
65.79
ROE (%) 9.81
FDUS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1913 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. FDUS: 9.81 )
FDUS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.58   Max: 15.99
Current: 9.81

8.58
15.99
ROA (%) 5.66
FDUS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1932 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. FDUS: 5.66 )
FDUS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 7.77
Current: 5.66

3.63
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 227.72
FDUS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 66.42 vs. FDUS: 227.72 )
FDUS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 813.87   Max: 4342.02
Current: 227.72

813.87
4342.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
FDUS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. FDUS: 9.00 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9
Current: 9

0
9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.90
FDUS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FDUS: -4.90 )
FDUS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -4.9
Current: -4.9

EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
FDUS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. FDUS: -5.90 )
FDUS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -5.9
Current: -5.9

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.10
FDUS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 34.00 vs. FDUS: 11.10 )
FDUS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 17.25
Current: 11.1

7.48
17.25
Forward P/E 9.33
FDUS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDUS: 9.33 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.10
FDUS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 34.30 vs. FDUS: 11.10 )
FDUS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.47   Max: 17.18
Current: 11.1

7.47
17.18
P/B 1.10
FDUS's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FDUS: 1.10 )
FDUS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.1

0.78
1.45
P/S 5.10
FDUS's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. FDUS: 5.10 )
FDUS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.45   Max: 7.85
Current: 5.1

4.45
7.85
EV-to-EBIT 18.01
FDUS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 38.17 vs. FDUS: 18.01 )
FDUS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.2   Max: 21.1
Current: 18.01

14.2
21.1
Current Ratio 4.55
FDUS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. FDUS: 4.55 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 35.39
Current: 4.55

1.73
35.39
Quick Ratio 4.55
FDUS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. FDUS: 4.55 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 35.39
Current: 4.55

1.73
35.39
Days Sales Outstanding 40.99
FDUS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 165.65 vs. FDUS: 40.99 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.72   Max: 35.66
Current: 40.99

21.72
35.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 9.20
FDUS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. FDUS: 9.20 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 10.64
Current: 9.2

2.4
10.64
Dividend Payout 1.01
FDUS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDUS: 1.01 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.01

0.39
1.52
Dividend growth (3y) 33.40
FDUS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. FDUS: 33.40 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.4
Current: 33.4

0
33.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.20
FDUS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. FDUS: 9.20 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 10.64
Current: 9.2

2.4
10.64
Share Buyback Rate -15.00
FDUS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. FDUS: -15.00 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -15
Current: -15

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.10
FDUS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FDUS: 1.10 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.1

0.85
1.42
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
FDUS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FDUS: 0.90 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.9

0.84
2.46
Price/Graham Number 0.80
FDUS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. FDUS: 0.80 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.8

0.57
1.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
FDUS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. FDUS: 5.60 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 7
Current: 5.6

4.7
7

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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