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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 0.09
SAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SAR: 0.09 )
SAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09

Equity to Asset 0.47
SAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. SAR: 0.47 )
SAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.47

0.47
0.97
Interest Coverage 1.50
SAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3139.65 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: 1
Z-Score: 0.55
WACC vs ROIC
7.68%
4.18%
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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Operating margin (%) 45.23
SAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.45 vs. SAR: 45.23 )
SAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 45.4   Max: 67.2
Current: 45.23

45.4
67.2
Net-margin (%) 65.62
SAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 47.47 vs. SAR: 65.62 )
SAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -102.56   Max: 146.68
Current: 65.62

-102.56
146.68
ROE (%) 10.32
SAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. SAR: 10.32 )
SAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.7   Max: 23.96
Current: 10.32

-25.7
23.96
ROA (%) 5.13
SAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1643 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. SAR: 5.13 )
SAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.18   Max: 17.33
Current: 5.13

-13.18
17.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.30
SAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SAR: -10.30 )
SAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.8   Max: -10.3
Current: -10.3

-47.8
-10.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.90
SAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SAR: -4.90 )
SAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -68   Max: -4.9
Current: -4.9

-68
-4.9
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 7.00
SAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. SAR: 7.00 )
SAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 28.08
Current: 7

1.92
28.08
Forward P/E 7.84
SAR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SAR: 7.84 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.00
SAR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.40 vs. SAR: 7.00 )
SAR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 28.12
Current: 7

1.92
28.12
P/B 0.70
SAR's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 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 4.60
SAR's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. SAR: 4.60 )
SAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 5.63
Current: 4.6

0.66
5.63
EV-to-EBIT 24.67
SAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 25.02 vs. SAR: 24.67 )
SAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 24.7
Current: 24.67

4
24.7
Days Sales Outstanding 66.42
SAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 104.86 vs. SAR: 66.42 )
SAR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21   Max: 124.19
Current: 66.42

21
124.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.60
SAR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. SAR: 2.60 )
SAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 54.17
Current: 2.6

1.14
54.17
Dividend Payout 0.08
SAR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SAR: 0.08 )
SAR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.92
Current: 0.08

0.28
2.92
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.60
SAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. SAR: 2.60 )
SAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 54.17
Current: 2.6

1.14
54.17
Share Buyback Rate -26.40
SAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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
91% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 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/Median PS Value 1.10
SAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SAR: 1.10 )
SAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.29
Current: 1.1

0.19
1.29
Price/Graham Number 0.50
SAR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SAR: 0.50 )
SAR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.5

0.27
0.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.10
SAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1597 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SAR: 4.10 )
SAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 25.2
Current: 4.1

4
25.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -15.25
SAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. SAR: -15.25 )
SAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -50.7   Max: -15.3
Current: -15.25

-50.7
-15.3

Analyst Estimate

Feb15 Feb16
EPS($) 2.00 2.02
EPS without NRI($) 2.00 2.02

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Saratoga Investment Corp was incorporated On March 21, 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 our 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 primarily 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.
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