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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.24
SAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SAR: 0.24 )
SAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24

Equity to Asset 0.49
SAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. SAR: 0.49 )
SAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.49

0.49
0.97
Interest Coverage 1.50
SAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 337.31 vs. SAR: 1.50 )
SAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 5.36
Current: 1.5

1.4
5.36
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.32
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 54.27
SAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.38 vs. SAR: 54.27 )
SAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 45.4   Max: 67.2
Current: 54.27

45.4
67.2
Net-margin (%) 52.02
SAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.93 vs. SAR: 52.02 )
SAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -102.56   Max: 146.68
Current: 52.02

-102.56
146.68
ROE (%) 7.61
SAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. SAR: 7.61 )
SAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.34   Max: 19.7
Current: 7.61

-31.34
19.7
ROA (%) 3.99
SAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. SAR: 3.99 )
SAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.31   Max: 17.17
Current: 3.99

-16.31
17.17
Revenue Growth (%) -10.30
SAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SAR: -10.30 )
SAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.8   Max: -10.3
Current: -10.3

-47.8
-10.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.90
SAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SAR: -4.90 )
SAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -68   Max: -4.9
Current: -4.9

-68
-4.9
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.40
SAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. SAR: 12.40 )
SAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 28.08
Current: 12.4

1.92
28.08
P/B 0.70
SAR's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SAR: 0.70 )
SAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.7

0.14
0.99
P/S 4.90
SAR's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. SAR: 4.90 )
SAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 5.63
Current: 4.9

0.66
5.63
EV-to-EBIT 14.38
SAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.37 vs. SAR: 14.38 )
SAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 20.3
Current: 14.38

4
20.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 17.20
SAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. SAR: 17.20 )
SAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 10.24   Max: 39.27
Current: 17.2

10.24
39.27
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.00
SAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. SAR: 17.00 )
SAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 10.24   Max: 39.27
Current: 17

10.24
39.27
Share Buyback Rate -26.40
SAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. SAR: -26.40 )
SAR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -26.4   Max: -60.6
Current: -26.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.70
SAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SAR: 0.70 )
SAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.7

0.15
0.98
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.60
SAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. SAR: 3.60 )
SAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.38
Current: 3.6

0.45
3.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
SAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SAR: 1.20 )
SAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.2

0.19
1.32
Price/Graham Number 0.60
SAR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SAR: 0.60 )
SAR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.6

0.27
0.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
SAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. SAR: 6.90 )
SAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 25.2
Current: 6.9

4.9
25.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.59
SAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SAR: -6.59 )
SAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -305   Max: 72.7
Current: -6.59

-305
72.7

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Saratoga Investment Corp was incorporated On March 21, 2007 in Maryland. The Company is a non-diversified closed end management investment company incorporated in Maryland that has elected to be treated and is regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company commenced operations on March 23, 2007 as GSC Investment Corp. and completed its initial public offering on March 28, 2007. On July 30, 2010, the Company changed its name from "GSC Investment Corp." to "Saratoga Investment Corp." It is a finance company that invests mainly in leveraged loans and mezzanine debt issued by private U.S. middle-market companies, both through direct lending and through participation in loan syndicates. Its investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation from its investments. It are externally managed and advised by Saratoga Investment Advisors, LLC, a New York-based investment firm affiliated with Saratoga Partners, a middle market private equity investment firm. Its portfolio is comprised of investments in leveraged loans (both first and second lien term loans) issued by middle market companies. It also purchase mezzanine debt and make equity investments in middle market companies. Mezzanine debt is typically unsecured and subordinated to senior debt of the portfolio company. While its main focus is to generate current income and capital appreciation from its debt and equity investments in middle market companies, it may invest up to 30% of the portfolio in opportunistic investments in order to seek to enhance returns to stockholders. Such investments may include investments in distressed debt, including securities of companies in bankruptcy, foreign debt, private equity, securities of public companies that are not thinly traded and structured finance vehicles such as collateralized loan obligation funds. It is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment Company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company ('BDC') under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Its main competitors in providing financing to private middle market companies include public and private investment funds (including private equity funds, mezzanine funds, BDCs and SBICs), commercial, investment banks and commercial financing companies. The Company is subject to regulation at the local, state and federal levels.
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