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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
FSC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FSC: 0.11 )
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: 0.11
Equity to Asset 0.48
FSC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 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: 0.64 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.48
0.48
0.99
Interest Coverage 2.00
FSC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.47 vs. FSC: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FSC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 3.67 Max: 26.67
Current: 2
2
26.67
F-Score: 2
WACC vs ROIC
3.77%
4.70%
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 55.21
FSC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.58 vs. FSC: 55.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FSC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.07  Med: 59.91 Max: 61.65
Current: 55.21
10.07
61.65
Net-margin (%) -33.12
FSC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.73 vs. FSC: -33.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FSC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.12  Med: 30.06 Max: 55.35
Current: -33.12
-33.12
55.35
ROE (%) -5.10
FSC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. FSC: -5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FSC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 4.62 Max: 9.73
Current: -5.1
-5.1
9.73
ROA (%) -2.61
FSC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. FSC: -2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FSC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.61  Med: 3.73 Max: 6.11
Current: -2.61
-2.61
6.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.40
FSC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. FSC: -7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.4  Med: 0.4 Max: 5
Current: -7.4
-8.4
5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.70
FSC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. FSC: -10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: -0.9 Max: 13.3
Current: -10.7
-10.7
13.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -53.10
FSC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FSC: -53.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FSC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.1  Med: 22.5 Max: 57.1
Current: -53.1
-53.1
57.1
» FSC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

FSC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Chuck Royce 678,300 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,058,028 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 109,000 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 59,712 sh (+44.22%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 110,690 sh (+1.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2015

FSC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 123,778 sh (+107.29%)
Pioneer Investments 1,229,677 sh (+16.22%)
Chuck Royce 708,300 sh (+4.42%)
First Eagle Investment 109,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 110,690 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2016

FSC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 140,507 sh (+13.52%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 110,690 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 109,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,229,677 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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Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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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 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 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
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history
Forward P/E 6.92
FSC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. FSC: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.76
FSC's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. FSC: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FSC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.76
0.43
1.34
P/S 4.87
FSC's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. FSC: 4.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FSC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 5.98 Max: 21.33
Current: 4.87
2.42
21.33
EV-to-EBIT 18.19
FSC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.19 vs. FSC: 18.19 )
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: 18.19
-25.9
75
EV-to-EBITDA 18.19
FSC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.33 vs. FSC: 18.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FSC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -117.1  Med: 16.1 Max: 75
Current: 18.19
-117.1
75

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 11.59
FSC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. FSC: 11.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FSC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 11.27 Max: 19.35
Current: 11.59
5.5
19.35
Dividend Growth (3y) -13.60
FSC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
75% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. FSC: -13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FSC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.6  Med: 0.6 Max: 28.2
Current: -13.6
-13.6
28.2
Forward Dividend Yield 11.59
FSC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. FSC: 11.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.96
FSC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. FSC: 7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FSC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.79  Med: 7.76 Max: 13.32
Current: 7.96
3.79
13.32
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -18.60
FSC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. FSC: -18.60 )
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: -30.5 Max: -18.6
Current: -18.6
-47.4
-18.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.76
FSC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. FSC: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FSC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.76
0.6
1.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
FSC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FSC: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FSC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.53
Current: 0.82
0.64
3.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.50
FSC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. FSC: 5.50 )
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: 5.5
1.3
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -7.89
FSC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. FSC: -7.89 )
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: -7.9  Med: 9.5 Max: 34.5
Current: -7.89
-7.9
34.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $197.8
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta0.12
Short Percentage of Float1.05%
52-Week Range $4.40 - 6.77
Shares Outstanding (Mil)145.30

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 202 221 229
EPS ($) 0.76 0.88 0.92
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.76 0.88 0.92
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.72 0.75 0.92
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