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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
FSC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. FSC: 0.09 )
FSC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09

Equity to Asset 0.49
FSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. FSC: 0.49 )
FSC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.49

0.49
0.99
Interest Coverage 3.43
FSC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. FSC: 3.43 )
FSC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.43   Max: 12.57
Current: 3.43

3.43
12.57
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: 0.79
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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history
Operating margin (%) 58.78
FSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.45 vs. FSC: 58.78 )
FSC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.07   Max: 62.03
Current: 58.78

10.07
62.03
Net-margin (%) 48.42
FSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. FSC: 48.42 )
FSC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.07   Max: 55.97
Current: 48.42

10.07
55.97
ROE (%) 8.28
FSC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. FSC: 8.28 )
FSC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 9.73
Current: 8.28

1.76
9.73
ROA (%) 4.61
FSC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. FSC: 4.61 )
FSC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 6.11
Current: 4.61

1.73
6.11
Revenue Growth (%) 13.10
FSC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. FSC: 13.10 )
FSC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 18.6
Current: 13.1

-8.4
18.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.30
FSC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. FSC: 22.30 )
FSC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9   Max: 58.7
Current: 22.3

-9
58.7
EPS Growth (%) 20.60
FSC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. FSC: 20.60 )
FSC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 20.6   Max: 53.8
Current: 20.6

20.6
53.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FSC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Zeke Ashton 150,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 80,496 sh (New)
David Einhorn 1,998,692 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 30,554 sh (-7%)
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Q1 2014

FSC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Einhorn 1,998,692 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Zeke Ashton 110,000 sh (-26.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,978 sh (-67.73%)
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Q2 2014

FSC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 48,300 sh (New)
David Einhorn 1,998,692 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 110,000 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FSC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out $9.26 - $10.06 $ 8.8-10%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$9.08 - $9.8 $ 8.8-6%48300
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$9.01 - $10.36 $ 8.8-11%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$10.2 - $10.96 $ 8.8-17%180600
Whitney Tilson 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.1%$10.42 - $11.02 $ 8.8-18%0
Whitney Tilson 2012-09-30 Reduce -48.14%1.06%$9.99 - $10.98 $ 8.8-16%133700
Whitney Tilson 2012-06-30 Add 134.38%1.26%$9.02 - $9.97 $ 8.8-8%257821
Whitney Tilson 2011-12-31 Reduce -50%0.34%$8.99 - $10.2 $ 8.8-9%100000
Whitney Tilson 2011-09-30 New Buy0.68%$8.53 - $11.82 $ 8.8-14%200000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.00
FSC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. FSC: 11.00 )
FSC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 238.48
Current: 11

9.5
238.48
P/B 0.91
FSC's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. FSC: 0.91 )
FSC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.34
Current: 0.91

0.43
1.34
P/S 5.50
FSC's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. FSC: 5.50 )
FSC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 11.53
Current: 5.5

2.69
11.53
EV-to-EBIT 14.65
FSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. FSC: 14.65 )
FSC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 182.4
Current: 14.65

-21.7
182.4
PEG 0.29
FSC's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FSC: 0.29 )
FSC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.73
Current: 0.29

0.46
2.73
Shiller P/E 13.27
FSC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.85 vs. FSC: 13.27 )
FSC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.11   Max: 17.54
Current: 13.27

13.11
17.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 11.27
FSC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. FSC: 11.27 )
FSC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 19.35
Current: 11.27

5.5
19.35
Dividend Payout 1.32
FSC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. FSC: 1.32 )
FSC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.32

0.95
2.75
Dividend growth (3y) 1.80
FSC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. FSC: 1.80 )
FSC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 28.2
Current: 1.8

0.6
28.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.70
FSC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. FSC: 11.70 )
FSC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 20.04
Current: 11.7

5.7
20.04
Share Buyback Rate -37.50
FSC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. FSC: -37.50 )
FSC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -37.5   Max: -64.1
Current: -37.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.91
FSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FSC: 0.91 )
FSC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.91

0.63
1.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
FSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. FSC: 0.86 )
FSC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.86

0.54
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
FSC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FSC: 1.00 )
FSC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.66
Current: 1

0.48
1.66
Price/Graham Number 0.67
FSC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. FSC: 0.67 )
FSC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.67

0.68
2.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
FSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FSC: 6.80 )
FSC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 10
Current: 6.8

0.5
10
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.73
FSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. FSC: 4.73 )
FSC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 22.9
Current: 4.73

4.5
22.9

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:FFC.Germany
Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a Delaware Corporation formed on February 15, 2007. 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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