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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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Cash to Debt 0.06
NEWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. NEWS: 0.06 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.25
NEWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. NEWS: 0.25 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.25

0.12
0.3
Interest Coverage 0.91
NEWS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. NEWS: 0.91 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.91

0.43
1.15
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.35
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 45.56
NEWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. NEWS: 45.56 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -710.86   Max: 41.01
Current: 45.56

-710.86
41.01
Net-margin (%) 12.05
NEWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. NEWS: 12.05 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -456.22   Max: 25.04
Current: 12.05

-456.22
25.04
ROE (%) 2.56
NEWS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.73 vs. NEWS: 2.56 )
NEWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.45   Max: 4.14
Current: 2.56

-10.45
4.14
ROA (%) 0.63
NEWS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. NEWS: 0.63 )
NEWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.01   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.63

-2.01
1.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8831.90
NEWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. NEWS: 8831.90 )
NEWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6304.58   Max: 6986.7
Current: 8831.9

-6304.58
6986.7
Revenue Growth (%) 2.40
NEWS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. NEWS: 2.40 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 93.1
Current: 2.4

-15
93.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.90
NEWS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. NEWS: 23.90 )
NEWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -65.5   Max: 23.9
Current: 23.9

-65.5
23.9
EPS Growth (%) 34.30
NEWS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. NEWS: 34.30 )
NEWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.5   Max: 34.3
Current: 34.3

-41.5
34.3
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 39.30
NEWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. NEWS: 39.30 )
NEWS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.93   Max: 64.29
Current: 39.3

2.93
64.29
P/B 0.90
NEWS's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. NEWS: 0.90 )
NEWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.9

0.09
1.52
P/S 4.60
NEWS's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NEWS: 4.60 )
NEWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 7.63
Current: 4.6

0.42
7.63
PFCF 65.50
NEWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NEWS: 65.50 )
NEWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 234.5
Current: 65.5

0.69
234.5
EV-to-EBIT 36.99
NEWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. NEWS: 36.99 )
NEWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -219.3   Max: 590.6
Current: 36.99

-219.3
590.6
Shiller P/E 107.10
NEWS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.49 vs. NEWS: 107.10 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 72.73   Max: 481
Current: 107.1

72.73
481

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.90
NEWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. NEWS: 0.90 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.9

0.17
1.46
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
NEWS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. NEWS: 0.80 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.8

0.65
1.17
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
NEWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NEWS: 0.90 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.9

0.16
1.44
Price/Graham Number 1.20
NEWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. NEWS: 1.20 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.2

0.29
1.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
NEWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NEWS: 2.70 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.7

0.2
3.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.55
NEWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. NEWS: 4.55 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 8.7
Current: 4.55

-2.9
8.7

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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NewStar Financial, Inc., is a Delaware corporation, founded in June 2004. On December 14, 2006, its common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market, and on December 19, 2006 it completed the initial public offering of its common stock. It is a commercial finance company, which provides customized debt financing solutions to middle-market businesses and commercial real estate borrowers. It operates on a national basis and provides senior secured debt financing options to mid-sized companies to fund working capital, growth strategies, acquisitions and recapitalizations, as well as, equipment purchases. The Company also selectively arranges larger transactions, which it may hold on its balance sheet or syndicate to other lenders. By syndicating loans to other lenders, it is able to provide larger financing commitments to its customers and generate fee income, while limiting its risk exposure to a single borrower. The Company's lending activities are organized into four specialized lending groups: Leveraged Finance, Business Credit, Real Estate, and Equipment Finance. Its Leveraged Finance group originates, structures and underwrites senior, secured cash flow loans and, to a lesser extent, second lien loans for companies with annual EBITDA typically between $5 million and $30 million, the proceeds of which are primarily used for acquisition financing, growth and working capital, recapitalizations and other purposes. Business Credit group structures and underwrites senior, secured asset-based loans for companies with sales typically between $25 million and $500 million operating across a range of industry sectors. Its Real Estate group manages an existing portfolio of first mortgage debt which was used primarily to finance the acquisition of commercial real estate properties typically valued between $10 million and $50 million. Its Equipment Finance group provides a lease financing options to mid-sized companies to fund various types of capital expenditures. Its loans and other debt products include First mortgage, Senior secured asset-based, Senior secured cash flow, and Other. The Company competes with specialty and commercial finance companies, including business development companies, private investment funds and hedge funds, national and regional banks, investment banks, and insurance companies. The Company is subject to supervision and regulation by state and federal governmental authorities and may be subject to various laws and regulations imposing various requirements and restrictions.
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