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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523920    SIC: 6282
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Saratoga Investment Corp is a closed end management investment company that invests primarily 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

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 13.31
SAR's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAR: 13.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SAR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 5.89 Max: 13.73
Current: 13.31
2.67
13.73
Forward PE Ratio 11.09
SAR's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. SAR: 11.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.31
SAR's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
51% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. SAR: 13.31 )
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: 5.89 Max: 13.73
Current: 13.31
2.67
13.73
PB Ratio 0.99
SAR's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SAR: 0.99 )
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: 1.03
Current: 0.99
0.14
1.03
PS Ratio 5.43
SAR's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. SAR: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SAR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 4.2 Max: 5.61
Current: 5.43
0.66
5.61
EV-to-EBIT 23.90
SAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. SAR: 23.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 12.35 Max: 25.4
Current: 23.9
4
25.4
EV-to-EBITDA 23.90
SAR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.63 vs. SAR: 23.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SAR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 12.3 Max: 25.4
Current: 23.9
4
25.4

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 7.78
SAR's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
82% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. SAR: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SAR' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 8.91 Max: 81.25
Current: 7.78
1.16
81.25
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.00
SAR's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 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: 1
Current: 1
0.2
1
Forward Dividend Yield % 7.88
SAR's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
80% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. SAR: 7.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 7.78
SAR's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. SAR: 7.78 )
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: 8.91 Max: 81.25
Current: 7.78
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 849 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.00
SAR's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SAR: 1.00 )
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: 1.03
Current: 1
0.15
1.03
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.30
SAR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SAR: 1.30 )
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: 1.34
Current: 1.3
0.19
1.34
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.77
SAR's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. SAR: 0.77 )
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: 0.79
Current: 0.77
0.26
0.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.15
SAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SAR: 4.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SAR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 8.1 Max: 25.2
Current: 4.15
3.9
25.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -23.17
SAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SAR: -23.17 )
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: -26.95 Max: 39.1
Current: -23.17
-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 $13.91 - 23.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5.74

Analyst Estimate

Feb17 Feb18
Revenue (Mil $) 33 35
EPS ($) 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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