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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.17
FSC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FSC: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FSC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.17 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.17
Equity-to-Asset 0.48
FSC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FSC: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FSC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.48
0.48
0.99
Interest Coverage 1.92
FSC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. FSC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FSC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 3.55 Max: 26.67
Current: 1.92
1.92
26.67
Piotroski F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
4.50%
4.71%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 57.23
FSC's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.59 vs. FSC: 57.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FSC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.07  Med: 58.8 Max: 61.65
Current: 57.23
10.07
61.65
Net Margin % -43.11
FSC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
91% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. FSC: -43.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FSC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.11  Med: 27.45 Max: 55.35
Current: -43.11
-43.11
55.35
ROE % -6.66
FSC's ROE % is ranked lower than
86% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. FSC: -6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FSC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.66  Med: 4.58 Max: 9.73
Current: -6.66
-6.66
9.73
ROA % -3.28
FSC's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. FSC: -3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FSC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.28  Med: 3.25 Max: 6.11
Current: -3.28
-3.28
6.11
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -7.10
FSC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FSC: -7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FSC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.4  Med: -3.35 Max: 5
Current: -7.1
-8.4
5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.20
FSC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. FSC: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FSC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: -5 Max: 13.3
Current: -10.2
-10.7
13.3
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-09 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

FSC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 140,507 sh (+13.52%)
Pioneer Investments 1,229,677 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 109,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 110,690 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 300,000 sh (-57.65%)
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Q2 2016

FSC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 140,507 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,229,677 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 109,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 300,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 97,441 sh (-11.97%)
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Q3 2016

FSC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Chuck Royce 300,000 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 140,507 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 109,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 95,761 sh (-1.72%)
» More
Q4 2016

FSC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 175,714 sh (+25.06%)
First Eagle Investment 109,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 289,100 sh (-3.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 90,111 sh (-5.90%)
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Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services    NAICS: 522390    SIC: 6162
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Traded in other countries:FFC.Germany,
Fifth Street Finance Corporation is a a speciality finance company. It invests in small and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors.

Fifth Street Finance Corporation was formed on February 15, 2007 in Delaware. The Company is a specialty finance company that is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. Its investment objective is to maximize its portfolio's total return by generating income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments. It also seeks to invest in companies that have proper incentives in place, including having equity interests, to motivate management to act in accordance with its interests. It makes its investment decisions only after consideration of a number of factors regarding the potential investment including, but not limited to; historical and projected financial performance; company and industry specific characteristics, such as strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; composition and experience of the management team; and track record of the private equity sponsor of the transaction.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 7.17
FSC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.47 vs. FSC: 7.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.63
FSC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. FSC: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FSC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.63
0.43
1.34
PS Ratio 3.87
FSC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. FSC: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FSC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 5.9 Max: 21.33
Current: 3.87
2.42
21.33
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 2.08
FSC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
90% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. FSC: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FSC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 2.98 Max: 7.28
Current: 2.08
1.96
7.28
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.08
FSC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. FSC: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FSC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 2.98 Max: 7.28
Current: 2.08
1.96
7.28
EV-to-EBIT 14.96
FSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. FSC: 14.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FSC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.9  Med: 16.3 Max: 75
Current: 14.96
-25.9
75
EV-to-EBITDA 14.96
FSC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. FSC: 14.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FSC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.9  Med: 16.3 Max: 75
Current: 14.96
-25.9
75

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 14.59
FSC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. FSC: 14.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FSC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 11.44 Max: 19.35
Current: 14.59
5.5
19.35
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -14.50
FSC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. FSC: -14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
FSC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: -3.8 Max: 28.2
Current: -14.5
-14.5
28.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 9.98
FSC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
97% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. FSC: 9.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 7.84
FSC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
86% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. FSC: 7.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FSC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.95  Med: 6.14 Max: 10.39
Current: 7.84
2.95
10.39
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.70
FSC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. FSC: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FSC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.4  Med: -29.45 Max: -5.7
Current: -5.7
-47.4
-5.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.64
FSC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. FSC: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FSC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.64
0.6
1.25
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.65
FSC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FSC: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FSC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1 Max: 3.58
Current: 0.65
0.64
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.67
FSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FSC: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FSC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 6 Max: 10.8
Current: 6.67
1.3
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -33.13
FSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. FSC: -33.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FSC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73  Med: -36.1 Max: 34.5
Current: -33.13
-73
34.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $180.7
EPS (TTM) $ -0.55
Beta0.23
Short Percentage of Float0.72%
52-Week Range $4.31 - 6.32
Shares Outstanding (Mil)140.96

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.65 0.67
EPS without NRI ($) 0.65 0.67
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.41 0.50
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