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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 0.06
FDUS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. FDUS: 0.06 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.62
FDUS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. FDUS: 0.62 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.62

0.35
0.62
Interest Coverage 2.76
FDUS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2003.83 vs. FDUS: 2.76 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 2.76
Current: 2.76

1.81
2.76
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.44
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 (%) 52.10
FDUS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 52.03 vs. FDUS: 52.10 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 46.36   Max: 50.03
Current: 52.1

46.36
50.03
Net-margin (%) 38.25
FDUS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.75 vs. FDUS: 38.25 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.22   Max: 65.79
Current: 38.25

-11.22
65.79
ROE (%) 7.67
FDUS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. FDUS: 7.67 )
FDUS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10   Max: 15.99
Current: 7.67

10
15.99
ROA (%) 4.51
FDUS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. FDUS: 4.51 )
FDUS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 7.77
Current: 4.51

3.63
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 239.51
FDUS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 82.78 vs. FDUS: 239.51 )
FDUS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15075.82   Max: 20511.11
Current: 239.51

15075.82
20511.11
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P/E(ttm) 12.00
FDUS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. FDUS: 12.00 )
FDUS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 17.86
Current: 12

7.48
17.86
P/B 0.96
FDUS's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FDUS: 0.96 )
FDUS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.96

0.78
1.45
P/S 4.60
FDUS's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. FDUS: 4.60 )
FDUS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 14.02
Current: 4.6

4.49
14.02
EV-to-EBIT 16.31
FDUS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. FDUS: 16.31 )
FDUS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.2   Max: 21.1
Current: 16.31

14.2
21.1
Current Ratio 10.03
FDUS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FDUS: 10.03 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 35.39
Current: 10.03

1.73
35.39
Quick Ratio 10.03
FDUS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. FDUS: 10.03 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 35.39
Current: 10.03

1.73
35.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 10.40
FDUS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. FDUS: 10.40 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 10.64
Current: 10.4

2.4
10.64
Dividend Payout 1.25
FDUS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. FDUS: 1.25 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.25

0.39
1.52
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.30
FDUS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. FDUS: 10.30 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 10.68
Current: 10.3

2.4
10.68

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.97
FDUS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. FDUS: 0.97 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.42
Current: 0.97

0.85
1.42
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
FDUS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. FDUS: 0.80 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.8

0.86
2.41
Price/Graham Number 0.77
FDUS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. FDUS: 0.77 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.77

0.51
1.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
FDUS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1577 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FDUS: 6.10 )
FDUS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 7
Current: 6.1

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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