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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
HTGC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. HTGC: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HTGC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.33 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset 0.53
HTGC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. HTGC: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HTGC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.53
0.46
0.99
Interest Coverage 2.23
HTGC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. HTGC: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HTGC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 3.17 Max: 9.63
Current: 2.23
1.39
9.63
F-Score: 3
M-Score: -1.69
WACC vs ROIC
8.12%
5.52%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 58.54
HTGC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.98 vs. HTGC: 58.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HTGC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.84  Med: 63.1 Max: 73.25
Current: 58.54
44.84
73.25
Net-margin (%) 58.54
HTGC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 22.46 vs. HTGC: 58.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HTGC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.79  Med: 53.73 Max: 73.25
Current: 58.54
9.79
73.25
ROE (%) 9.28
HTGC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.57 vs. HTGC: 9.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HTGC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 8.02 Max: 16.83
Current: 9.28
1.28
16.83
ROA (%) 5.05
HTGC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. HTGC: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HTGC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.8 Max: 10.06
Current: 5.05
0.91
10.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.00
HTGC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. HTGC: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTGC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -3.9 Max: 17.7
Current: -4
0
17.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.50
HTGC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1235 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. HTGC: -13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTGC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4 Max: 40.4
Current: -13.5
0
40.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -14.10
HTGC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. HTGC: -14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTGC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.8  Med: 9.8 Max: 138.6
Current: -14.1
-56.8
138.6
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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance    NAICS: 522220    SIC: 6153
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Traded in other countries:19H.Germany,
Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc is a specialty finance company. It provides senior secured loans to venture capital-backed companies in technology-related industries, including technology, biotechnology, life science, and among others.

Hercules Capital Inc was incorporated in the state of Maryland on December 18, 2003 as Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc and began its operations in 2004. It is a specialty finance company engaged in providing senior secured venture growth loans to high-growth, venture capital-backed companies in a diversified variety of technology, life sciences and sustainable and renewable technology industries. It is also an internally managed, non-diversified closed-end investment company. The Company invests in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. It also invests in private companies but also have investments in public companies. The Company's investment objective is to maximize its portfolio total return by generating current income from debt investments and capital appreciation from its warrant and equity-related investments. The Company through its subsidiaries also makes investments in qualifying small businesses.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.24
HTGC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. HTGC: 15.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HTGC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.02  Med: 13.34 Max: 545.5
Current: 15.24
3.02
545.5
Forward P/E 10.78
HTGC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. HTGC: 10.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.24
HTGC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1490 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. HTGC: 15.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HTGC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.02  Med: 13.34 Max: 545.5
Current: 15.24
3.02
545.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 16.38
HTGC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. HTGC: 16.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
HTGC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.58  Med: 13.88 Max: 1371.25
Current: 16.38
5.58
1371.25
P/B 1.44
HTGC's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. HTGC: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HTGC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.44
0.31
1.64
P/S 8.70
HTGC's P/S is ranked lower than
93% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. HTGC: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HTGC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.79  Med: 6.88 Max: 10.44
Current: 8.7
1.79
10.44
EV-to-EBIT 24.14
HTGC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.39 vs. HTGC: 24.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HTGC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 17.7 Max: 40
Current: 24.14
6.4
40
EV-to-EBITDA 24.07
HTGC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. HTGC: 24.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HTGC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 16.4 Max: 39.7
Current: 24.07
6.3
39.7
Shiller P/E 14.50
HTGC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. HTGC: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HTGC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.81  Med: 13.82 Max: 19.9
Current: 14.5
10.81
19.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 8.75
HTGC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 2358 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. HTGC: 8.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HTGC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.13  Med: 8.95 Max: 37.02
Current: 8.75
5.13
37.02
Dividend Payout 1.33
HTGC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
88% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. HTGC: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HTGC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.1 Max: 6.67
Current: 1.33
0.68
6.67
Dividend Growth (3y) 9.30
HTGC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
53% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. HTGC: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
HTGC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.3 Max: 59.6
Current: 9.3
0
59.6
Forward Dividend Yield 8.75
HTGC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 2268 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. HTGC: 8.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 14.17
HTGC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. HTGC: 14.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HTGC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 14.48 Max: 59.89
Current: 14.17
8.3
59.89
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -10.90
HTGC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. HTGC: -10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HTGC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -193  Med: -13.9 Max: -10.1
Current: -10.9
-193
-10.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.44
HTGC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. HTGC: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HTGC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.44
0.43
1.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
HTGC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. HTGC: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HTGC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.85
Current: 1.26
0.36
3.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.98
HTGC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. HTGC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HTGC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.06 Max: 53.21
Current: 0.98
0.66
53.21
Price/Graham Number 0.98
HTGC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. HTGC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HTGC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.85 Max: 4.93
Current: 0.98
0.44
4.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.10
HTGC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. HTGC: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTGC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 5.6 Max: 15.7
Current: 4.1
2.5
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -20.46
HTGC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. HTGC: -20.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HTGC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.4  Med: -17.8 Max: 5.4
Current: -20.46
-58.4
5.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $117.5
EPS (TTM) $ 0.93
Beta0.96
Short Percentage of Float1.14%
52-Week Range $9.92 - 14.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)77.37

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.20 1.32 1.38
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.20 1.32 1.38
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.24 1.24
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