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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

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 : 2/10

» KFN's 10-Y Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KFN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Leon Cooperman 15,061,010 sh (+2.02%)
Chuck Royce 1,191,780 sh (-4.03%)
Jim Simons 947,255 sh (-8.02%)
David Dreman 311,410 sh (-54.51%)
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Q4 2013

KFN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 909,810 sh (New)
David Dreman 460,797 sh (+47.97%)
Leon Cooperman 19,564,131 sh (+29.92%)
Jim Simons 1,214,855 sh (+28.25%)
Leon Cooperman 15,058,073 sh (-0.02%)
Chuck Royce 228,350 sh (-80.84%)
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Q1 2014

KFN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 464,310 sh (+0.76%)
Chuck Royce 228,350 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 13,609,426 sh (-9.62%)
Jim Simons 894,075 sh (-26.40%)
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Q2 2014

KFN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
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Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 7.50
KFN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 2315 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. KFN: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KFN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 7.5
Dividend Payout 0.61
KFN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
82% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. KFN: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KFN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.61
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.50
KFN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2323 Companies
in the Global Specialty Finance industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. KFN: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KFN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 7.5

Valuation & Return


Business Description

Industry: Banks » Specialty Finance
Compare:HKXCY, WU, ASXFY, CIT, TREE » details
Traded in other countries:K1C.Germany,
KKR Financial Corp. is a Delaware limited liability company and was organized on January 17, 2007. It is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. The Company's core business strategy is to leverage the proprietary resources of its manager with the objective of generating both current income and capital appreciation by deploying capital to its strategies, which include bank loans and high yield securities, natural resources, special situations, mezzanine, commercial real estate and private equity. The Company's holdings across these strategies primarily consist of below investment grade syndicated corporate loans, also known as leveraged loans, high yield debt securities, private equity and working and royalty interests in oil and gas properties. The corporate loans that the Company holds are purchased via assignment or participation in the primary or secondary market. The majority of the Company's holdings consist of corporate loans and high yield debt securities held in collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") transactions that are structured as on-balance sheet securitizations and are used as long term financing for the Company's investments in corporate debt. The senior secured debt issued by the CLO transactions is generally owned by unaffiliated third party investors and the Company owns the majority of the mezzanine and subordinated notes in the CLO transactions. The Company executes its core business strategy through its majority-owned subsidiaries, including CLOs. The Company's objective is to provide long-term value for its shareholders by generating an attractive total return through cash distributions and increased share price. It seeks to achieve its objective by deploying capital opportunistically across capital structures and asset classes. The Company competes with financial companies, public and private funds, commercial and investment banks and commercial finance companies.

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