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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 0.03
NEWS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.15 vs. NEWS: 0.03 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.25
NEWS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.22 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
53% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 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: 3
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) 46.63
NEWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.44 vs. NEWS: 46.63 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -66.7   Max: 41.01
Current: 46.63

-66.7
41.01
Net-margin (%) 12.95
NEWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. NEWS: 12.95 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -47.47   Max: 25.04
Current: 12.95

-47.47
25.04
ROE (%) 2.80
NEWS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. NEWS: 2.80 )
NEWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.45   Max: 4.14
Current: 2.8

-10.45
4.14
ROA (%) 0.70
NEWS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. NEWS: 0.70 )
NEWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.01   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.7

-2.01
1.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10277.39
NEWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. NEWS: 10277.39 )
NEWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6304.58   Max: 6986.7
Current: 10277.39

-6304.58
6986.7
Revenue Growth (%) 2.40
NEWS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. NEWS: 2.40 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.4
Current: 2.4

0
2.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.90
NEWS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. NEWS: 23.90 )
NEWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 23.9
Current: 23.9

0
23.9
EPS Growth (%) 34.30
NEWS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 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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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

NEWS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 34,500 sh (+14.62%)
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Q4 2013

NEWS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 44,600 sh (+29.28%)
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Q1 2014

NEWS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 49,400 sh (+10.76%)
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Q2 2014

NEWS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 35.00
NEWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. NEWS: 35.00 )
NEWS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.93   Max: 64.29
Current: 35

2.93
64.29
P/B 0.90
NEWS's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 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 4.20
NEWS's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NEWS: 4.20 )
NEWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 7.63
Current: 4.2

0.42
7.63
PFCF 59.00
NEWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.20 vs. NEWS: 59.00 )
NEWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 234.5
Current: 59

0.61
234.5
EV-to-EBIT 36.16
NEWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.94 vs. NEWS: 36.16 )
NEWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 28.7   Max: 590.6
Current: 36.16

28.7
590.6
Shiller P/E 91.20
NEWS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. NEWS: 91.20 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 72.73   Max: 481
Current: 91.2

72.73
481

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.90
NEWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 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) 0.70
NEWS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. NEWS: 0.70 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.7

0.59
1.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
NEWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NEWS: 0.80 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.8

0.16
1.44
Price/Graham Number 1.10
NEWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. NEWS: 1.10 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.1

0.29
1.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
NEWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. NEWS: 2.90 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.9

0.2
3.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.61
NEWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. NEWS: 5.61 )
NEWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.6   Max: 9.6
Current: 5.61

-2.6
9.6

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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NewStar Financial, Inc., is a commercial finance company that provides customized debt financing solutions to middle-market businesses and commercial real estate borrowers. The Company mainly focuses on direct origination loans, and utilizes private equity sponsors, corporate executives, regional banks, real estate investors and a number of other financial intermediaries to source transaction opportunities. The Company's origination and credit operations are organized into two lending groups: Middle Market Corporate and Commercial Real Estate. Its Middle Market Corporate group provides senior secured, senior subordinated, and to a lesser extent, second lien, mezzanine and subordinated debt, and equity and other equity-linked products to companies with annual EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million, the proceeds of which are mainly used for acquisition financing, growth and working capital, recapitalization and other purposes. Middle Market Corporate group also originates, structures and underwrites senior and subordinated debt for mid-sized specialty finance companies with assets generally between $25 million and $250 million, mainly to fund asset growth. The Company's commercial real estate group originates, structures and underwrites first mortgage and senior subordinated asset-based debt mainly to finance the acquisition of real estate properties typically valued between $10 million and $50 million.
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