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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.13
SAR's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAR: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SAR' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13
Equity-to-Asset 0.42
SAR's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. SAR: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SAR' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.42
0.42
0.97
Interest Coverage 1.25
SAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1018.62 vs. SAR: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SAR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 2.01 Max: 5.36
Current: 1.25
1.26
5.36
WACC vs ROIC
5.30%
5.04%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 50.11
SAR's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.57 vs. SAR: 50.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SAR' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.73  Med: 49.45 Max: 67.2
Current: 50.11
44.73
67.2
Net Margin % 41.82
SAR's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 41.12 vs. SAR: 41.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SAR' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -102.56  Med: 53.93 Max: 146.68
Current: 41.82
-102.56
146.68
ROE % 7.65
SAR's ROE % is ranked higher than
56% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. SAR: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SAR' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.7  Med: 9.33 Max: 23.96
Current: 7.65
-25.7
23.96
ROA % 3.31
SAR's ROA % is ranked higher than
52% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. SAR: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SAR' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.18  Med: 4.36 Max: 17.33
Current: 3.31
-13.18
17.33
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.20
SAR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SAR: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SAR' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.8  Med: -20.85 Max: 3.2
Current: 3.2
-47.8
3.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.70
SAR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SAR: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SAR' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68  Med: -26.45 Max: 6.7
Current: 6.7
-68
6.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -15.10
SAR's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SAR: -15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SAR' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.1  Med: -19.2 Max: -15.1
Current: -15.1
-37.1
-15.1
GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Saratoga Investment Corp $SAR.
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6282
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Headquarter Location:USA
Saratoga Investment Corp is a closed end management investment company that invests in leveraged loans and mezzanine debt issued by private U.S. middle-market companies.

Saratoga Investment Corp was incorporated on March 23, 2007 in Maryland. On July 30, 2010, the Company changed its name from GSC Investment Corp. to Saratoga Investment Corp. It is a non-diversified closed end management investment company. The Company 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. The Company's investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation from its investments. It 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 issued by middle market companies. The Company's primary focus is to generate current income and capital appreciation from its debt and equity investments in middle market companies. 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. The Company's competitors in providing financing to private middle market companies include public and private investment funds, commercial and investment banks and commercial financing companies. The Company is subject to regulation at the local, state and federal levels.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 13.07
SAR's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. SAR: 13.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SAR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 5.93 Max: 14.13
Current: 13.07
2.67
14.13
Forward PE Ratio 10.59
SAR's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. SAR: 10.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.07
SAR's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
50% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.98 vs. SAR: 13.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SAR' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 5.93 Max: 14.13
Current: 13.07
2.67
14.13
PB Ratio 0.98
SAR's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SAR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SAR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.06
Current: 0.98
0.14
1.06
PS Ratio 5.34
SAR's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. SAR: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SAR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 4.22 Max: 5.78
Current: 5.34
0.66
5.78
EV-to-EBIT 23.71
SAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. SAR: 23.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 12.4 Max: 25.4
Current: 23.71
4
25.4
EV-to-EBITDA 23.71
SAR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. SAR: 23.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SAR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 12.4 Max: 25.4
Current: 23.71
4
25.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 8.16
SAR's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. SAR: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SAR' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 8.88 Max: 81.25
Current: 8.16
1.16
81.25
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.00
SAR's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. SAR: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SAR' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.65
Current: 1
0.2
0.65
Forward Dividend Yield % 8.43
SAR's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. SAR: 8.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 8.16
SAR's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
78% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. SAR: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SAR' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 8.88 Max: 81.25
Current: 8.16
1.16
81.25
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.20
SAR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. SAR: -6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SAR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.2  Med: -29.4 Max: -6.2
Current: -6.2
-67.2
-6.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.98
SAR's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SAR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SAR' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.72 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.98
0.15
0.98
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.27
SAR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SAR: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SAR' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.31
Current: 1.27
0.19
1.31
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.76
SAR's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. SAR: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SAR' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.76
0.26
0.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.22
SAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SAR: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SAR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 8 Max: 25.2
Current: 4.22
3.9
25.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -24.24
SAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. SAR: -24.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SAR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.8  Med: -26.4 Max: 39.1
Current: -24.24
-44.8
39.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $23.27
EPS (TTM) $ 1.67
Beta0.44
Short Percentage of Float0.33%
52-Week Range $15.90 - 23.78
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5.74

Analyst Estimate

Feb17 Feb18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.06 2.06
EPS without NRI ($) 2.06 2.06
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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