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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
FSC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 94.80 vs. FSC: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.22 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.52
FSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FSC: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.52
0.48
0.99
Interest Coverage 2.77
FSC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. FSC: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FSC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.77  Med: 3.79 Max: 26.67
Current: 2.77
2.77
26.67
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
5.39%
5.72%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 56.69
FSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. FSC: 56.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.07  Med: 61.01 Max: 62.71
Current: 56.69
10.07
62.71
Net-margin (%) 18.29
FSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. FSC: 18.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.07  Med: 32.67 Max: 55.97
Current: 18.29
10.07
55.97
ROE (%) 3.10
FSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. FSC: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.76  Med: 6.28 Max: 9.73
Current: 3.1
1.76
9.73
ROA (%) 1.57
FSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. FSC: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 4.48 Max: 6.11
Current: 1.57
1.73
6.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
FSC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. FSC: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.4  Med: 1.05 Max: 4.7
Current: 0.4
-8.4
4.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
FSC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.40 vs. FSC: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9  Med: -0.15 Max: 13.2
Current: -1
-9
13.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.50
FSC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FSC: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 19.5  Med: 24.30 Max: 53.8
Current: 19.5
19.5
53.8
» FSC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FSC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 48,300 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 110,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,998,692 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2014

FSC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,174 sh (New)
David Einhorn 1,998,692 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
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Q4 2014

FSC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Zeke Ashton 270,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 51,742 sh (+408.57%)
David Einhorn Sold Out
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Q1 2015

FSC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 32,860 sh (-36.49%)
Zeke Ashton 162,500 sh (-39.81%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.92
FSC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
65% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. FSC: 21.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FSC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.5  Med: 16.45 Max: 238.48
Current: 21.92
9.5
238.48
Forward P/E 8.03
FSC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. FSC: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.00
FSC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. FSC: 24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FSC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.79  Med: 16.50 Max: 219.4
Current: 24
9.79
219.4
P/B 0.70
FSC's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FSC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.7
0.43
1.34
P/S 4.34
FSC's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. FSC: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.69  Med: 6.43 Max: 20.85
Current: 4.34
2.69
20.85
POCF 5.97
FSC's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.45 vs. FSC: 5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FSC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.04  Med: 6.41 Max: 6.56
Current: 5.97
6.04
6.56
EV-to-EBIT 16.36
FSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.06 vs. FSC: 16.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -36.4  Med: 16.20 Max: 75
Current: 16.36
-36.4
75
PEG 4.90
FSC's PEG is ranked lower than
91% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. FSC: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FSC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.85 Max: 11.67
Current: 4.9
0.32
11.67
Shiller P/E 9.07
FSC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.35 vs. FSC: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FSC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.16  Med: 14.12 Max: 17.54
Current: 9.07
9.16
17.54
Days Sales Outstanding 86.90
FSC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.06 vs. FSC: 86.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FSC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.84  Med: 27.62 Max: 64.61
Current: 86.9
20.84
64.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 13.17
FSC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. FSC: 13.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FSC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 11.14 Max: 19.35
Current: 13.17
5.5
19.35
Dividend Payout 3.29
FSC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
100% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. FSC: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FSC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.75
Current: 3.29
0.71
2.75
Dividend growth (3y) -8.20
FSC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
78% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. FSC: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FSC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -8.2  Med: 1.20 Max: 28.2
Current: -8.2
-8.2
28.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 13.04
FSC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. FSC: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FSC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 5.02  Med: 10.17 Max: 17.67
Current: 13.04
5.02
17.67
Share Buyback Rate -29.70
FSC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. FSC: -29.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FSC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -29.7  Med: -45.10 Max: -64.1
Current: -29.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.72
FSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. FSC: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.72
0.63
1.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.68
FSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. FSC: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.21
Current: 0.68
0.75
3.21
Price/Graham Number 0.87
FSC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. FSC: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FSC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.87
0.66
2.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.17
FSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FSC: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 5.90 Max: 10
Current: 6.17
1.3
10
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.21
FSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. FSC: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FSC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 12.00 Max: 34.7
Current: 2.21
2.2
34.7

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 255 263 233
EPS($) 0.67 0.83 0.86
EPS without NRI($) 0.67 0.83 0.86

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:FFC.Germany,
Fifth Street Finance Corporation was formed on February 15, 2007 in Delaware. The Company is a specialty finance company that 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 is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. It also seeks to invest in companies that have proper incentives in place, including having significant 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.
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