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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 0.02
NEWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. NEWS: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NEWS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.17
NEWS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. NEWS: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NEWS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.17
0.12
0.3
Interest Coverage 0.23
NEWS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NEWS: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NEWS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.23
0.29
1.15
F-Score: 2
WACC vs ROIC
4.07%
0.45%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 25.82
NEWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. NEWS: 25.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NEWS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.7  Med: 19.02 Max: 41.01
Current: 25.82
-66.7
41.01
Net-margin (%) 15.74
NEWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. NEWS: 15.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NEWS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.47  Med: 11.54 Max: 25.04
Current: 15.74
-47.47
25.04
ROE (%) 2.16
NEWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. NEWS: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NEWS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.45  Med: 1.78 Max: 4.14
Current: 2.16
-10.45
4.14
ROA (%) 0.44
NEWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. NEWS: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NEWS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.01  Med: 0.44 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.44
-2.01
1.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
NEWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NEWS: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NEWS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: -1.15 Max: 93.1
Current: 5.1
-15
93.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.40
NEWS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. NEWS: -3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NEWS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.5  Med: -11.80 Max: 28
Current: -3.4
-65.5
28
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.40
NEWS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. NEWS: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NEWS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.2  Med: -16.80 Max: 37.9
Current: -6.4
-41.2
37.9
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.23
NEWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. NEWS: 17.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NEWS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 31.21 Max: 90.15
Current: 17.23
2.93
90.15
Forward P/E 19.19
NEWS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. NEWS: 19.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.04
NEWS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. NEWS: 17.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NEWS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 31.03 Max: 88.21
Current: 17.04
2.91
88.21
P/B 0.35
NEWS's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NEWS: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NEWS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.35
0.09
1.7
P/S 2.55
NEWS's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. NEWS: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NEWS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 5.56 Max: 7.63
Current: 2.55
0.42
7.63
EV-to-EBIT 139.03
NEWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
91% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.29 vs. NEWS: 139.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NEWS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -219.3  Med: 51.95 Max: 590.6
Current: 139.03
-219.3
590.6
EV-to-EBITDA 105.36
NEWS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
90% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. NEWS: 105.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NEWS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -943.8  Med: 40.90 Max: 192
Current: 105.36
-943.8
192

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.39
NEWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. NEWS: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NEWS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.39
0.17
1.58
Price/Projected FCF 0.76
NEWS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. NEWS: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NEWS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.76
0.36
1.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.54
NEWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. NEWS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NEWS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.54
0.14
1.34
Price/Graham Number 0.57
NEWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. NEWS: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NEWS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.57
0.29
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.71
NEWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NEWS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NEWS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.70 Max: 3.5
Current: 0.71
0.2
3.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $88
EPS $ 0.29
Beta2.06
Short Percentage of Float2.54%
52-Week Range $4.84 - 12.86
Shares Outstanding(Mil)45.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.74
EPS without NRI($) 0.74

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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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52-Week High Companies: AMGN, CBE, FISV, NEWS, ACE Oct 01 2012 
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