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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 0.28
HTGC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. HTGC: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.37 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.28
Equity to Asset 0.55
HTGC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. HTGC: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.55
0.46
0.99
Interest Coverage 2.54
HTGC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. HTGC: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.31  Med: 3.05 Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.54
1.31
9999.99
F-Score: 1
WACC vs ROIC
6.78%
6.76%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 61.92
HTGC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 30.01 vs. HTGC: 61.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.34  Med: 62.33 Max: 73.25
Current: 61.92
24.34
73.25
Net-margin (%) 61.92
HTGC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 21.75 vs. HTGC: 61.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.79  Med: 53.20 Max: 73.25
Current: 61.92
9.79
73.25
ROE (%) 10.46
HTGC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. HTGC: 10.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 8.02 Max: 17.06
Current: 10.46
1.28
17.06
ROA (%) 5.72
HTGC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. HTGC: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.80 Max: 10.06
Current: 5.72
0.91
10.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
HTGC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HTGC: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -2.30 Max: 17.7
Current: 5.1
0
17.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 27.90
HTGC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. HTGC: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -1.10 Max: 40.2
Current: 27.9
0
40.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.50
HTGC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. HTGC: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.5  Med: 19.10 Max: 127.6
Current: 1.5
-54.5
127.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

HTGC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 47,918 sh (New)
George Soros 31,500 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 283,025 sh (+309.00%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 55,860 sh (+77.62%)
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Q3 2014

HTGC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

NWQ Managers 430,400 sh (+52.07%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
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Q4 2014

HTGC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

NWQ Managers 334,710 sh (-22.23%)
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Q1 2015

HTGC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

NWQ Managers 404,700 sh (+20.91%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.28
HTGC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. HTGC: 10.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.11  Med: 12.79 Max: 404.07
Current: 10.28
3.11
404.07
Forward P/E 8.23
HTGC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. HTGC: 8.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.90
HTGC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. HTGC: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.11  Med: 12.68 Max: 218.2
Current: 9.9
3.11
218.2
P/B 1.06
HTGC's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HTGC: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HTGC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.06
0.31
1.64
P/S 6.26
HTGC's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. HTGC: 6.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HTGC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 7.17 Max: 27.45
Current: 6.26
1.78
27.45
EV-to-EBIT 17.72
HTGC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. HTGC: 17.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HTGC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4  Med: 18.25 Max: 245.4
Current: 17.72
6.4
245.4
PEG 1.50
HTGC's PEG is ranked lower than
62% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HTGC: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HTGC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.82 Max: 25.67
Current: 1.5
0.32
25.67
Shiller P/E 11.66
HTGC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. HTGC: 11.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.23  Med: 16.25 Max: 20.02
Current: 11.66
11.23
20.02
Days Sales Outstanding 29.00
HTGC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 33.80 vs. HTGC: 29.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.13  Med: 35.79 Max: 55.64
Current: 29
21.13
55.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 10.99
HTGC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. HTGC: 10.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.69  Med: 8.45 Max: 37.02
Current: 10.99
2.69
37.02
Dividend Payout 1.11
HTGC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
96% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. HTGC: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.73
Current: 1.11
0.39
2.73
Dividend growth (3y) 12.10
HTGC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. HTGC: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.35 Max: 59.6
Current: 12.1
0
59.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.93
HTGC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. HTGC: 12.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.16  Med: 9.94 Max: 43.54
Current: 12.93
3.16
43.54
Share Buyback Rate -13.40
HTGC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. HTGC: -13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -9.1  Med: -15.60 Max: -180
Current: -13.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.08
HTGC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. HTGC: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.08
0.43
1.56
Price/Projected FCF 5.94
HTGC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. HTGC: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 3.04 Max: 84.72
Current: 5.94
2.3
84.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
HTGC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. HTGC: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.53
Current: 0.87
0.34
3.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
HTGC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. HTGC: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.88 Max: 23.51
Current: 0.4
0.48
23.51
Price/Graham Number 0.75
HTGC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. HTGC: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.89 Max: 3.19
Current: 0.75
0.45
3.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.68
HTGC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. HTGC: 5.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 5.50 Max: 15.7
Current: 5.68
0.4
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.10
HTGC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. HTGC: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HTGC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -58.4  Med: -23.60 Max: 16.3
Current: 12.1
-58.4
16.3

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
EPS($) 0.97 1.37 1.51
EPS without NRI($) 0.97 1.37 1.51

Business Description

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Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc was incorporated in the state of Maryland on December 18, 2003 and began its operations in 2004. It is a specialty finance company that provides debt and equity growth capital to technology-related companies at various stages of development from seed and emerging growth to expansion and established stages of development, which include select publicly listed companies and select lower middle market technology companies. It finances privately-held companies backed by venture capital and private equity firms, and also may finance certain publicly-traded companies that lack access to public capital or are sensitive to equity ownership dilution. Company's customers includes privately held companies and public companies.
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