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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
FDUS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 1206 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 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.37 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.56
FDUS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. FDUS: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.56
0.35
0.62
Interest Coverage 3.15
FDUS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. FDUS: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.28 Max: 3.15
Current: 3.15
1.81
3.15
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.17
WACC vs ROIC
3.19%
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
50% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.77 vs. FDUS: 50.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 46.36  Med: 49.62 Max: 51.31
Current: 50.46
46.36
51.31
Net-margin (%) 46.53
FDUS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.28 vs. FDUS: 46.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.22  Med: 49.80 Max: 65.79
Current: 46.53
-11.22
65.79
ROE (%) 9.81
FDUS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. FDUS: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.58  Med: 12.00 Max: 15.99
Current: 9.81
8.58
15.99
ROA (%) 5.66
FDUS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FDUS: 5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.63  Med: 6.66 Max: 7.77
Current: 5.66
3.63
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 286.78
FDUS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 42.33 vs. FDUS: 286.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1471.69  Med: 1819.51 Max: 5022.94
Current: 286.78
1471.69
5022.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
FDUS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FDUS: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
59% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. FDUS: -4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
61% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. FDUS: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -5.9
Current: -5.9
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.80
FDUS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. FDUS: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.48  Med: 9.93 Max: 17.86
Current: 9.8
7.48
17.86
Forward P/E 9.16
FDUS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. FDUS: 9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.80
FDUS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
62% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. FDUS: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.47  Med: 9.93 Max: 17.86
Current: 9.8
7.47
17.86
P/B 0.96
FDUS's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. FDUS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FDUS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.45
Current: 0.96
0.78
1.45
P/S 4.52
FDUS's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. FDUS: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FDUS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.45  Med: 5.47 Max: 14.02
Current: 4.52
4.45
14.02
EV-to-EBIT 13.48
FDUS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. FDUS: 13.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FDUS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.2  Med: 17.40 Max: 21.1
Current: 13.48
14.2
21.1
Current Ratio 4.55
FDUS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. FDUS: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 9.49 Max: 35.39
Current: 4.55
1.73
35.39
Quick Ratio 4.55
FDUS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. FDUS: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 9.49 Max: 35.39
Current: 4.55
1.73
35.39
Days Sales Outstanding 40.99
FDUS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 36.39 vs. FDUS: 40.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.72  Med: 29.59 Max: 35.66
Current: 40.99
21.72
35.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 10.38
FDUS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 1475 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. FDUS: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 8.15 Max: 10.64
Current: 10.38
2.4
10.64
Dividend Payout 1.01
FDUS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
72% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. FDUS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.01
0.39
1.52
Dividend growth (3y) 33.40
FDUS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FDUS: 33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 33.4
Current: 33.4
0
33.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.39
FDUS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. FDUS: 10.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 8.14 Max: 10.53
Current: 10.39
2.4
10.53
Share Buyback Rate -15.00
FDUS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. FDUS: -15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -15
Current: -15

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.96
FDUS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. FDUS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.96
0.85
1.42
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
FDUS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. FDUS: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.51
Current: 0.82
0.84
2.51
Price/Graham Number 0.67
FDUS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. FDUS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.04
Current: 0.67
0.52
1.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.40
FDUS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FDUS: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDUS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 5.80 Max: 7
Current: 7.4
4.7
7

Business Description

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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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