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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 0.37
SAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAR: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SAR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.14 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37
Equity to Asset 0.43
SAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. SAR: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
0.42
0.97
Interest Coverage 1.14
SAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 1375 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 889.39 vs. SAR: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SAR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.01 Max: 5.36
Current: 1.14
1.14
5.36
F-Score: 2
WACC vs ROIC
6.31%
5.09%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 47.23
SAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.87 vs. SAR: 47.23 )
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: 47.23
44.73
67.2
Net-margin (%) 52.62
SAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.09 vs. SAR: 52.62 )
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: 52.62
-102.56
146.68
ROE (%) 9.14
SAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. SAR: 9.14 )
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: 9.14
-25.7
23.96
ROA (%) 4.05
SAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SAR: 4.05 )
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: 4.05
-13.18
17.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
SAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. SAR: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.8  Med: -20.85 Max: 3.2
Current: 3.2
-47.8
3.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.70
SAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SAR: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68  Med: -26.45 Max: 6.7
Current: 6.7
-68
6.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -15.10
SAR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SAR: -15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.1  Med: -19.2 Max: -15.1
Current: -15.1
-37.1
-15.1
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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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

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.86
SAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. SAR: 9.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SAR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 5.79 Max: 13.53
Current: 9.86
2.67
13.53
Forward P/E 9.02
SAR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.51 vs. SAR: 9.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.86
SAR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.21 vs. SAR: 9.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SAR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 5.79 Max: 13.53
Current: 9.86
2.67
13.53
P/B 0.89
SAR's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SAR: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SAR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.89
0.14
0.99
P/S 5.10
SAR's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.85 vs. SAR: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SAR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 4.17 Max: 5.6
Current: 5.1
0.66
5.6
EV-to-EBIT 14.64
SAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.21 vs. SAR: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 11.85 Max: 25.4
Current: 14.64
4
25.4
EV-to-EBITDA 14.64
SAR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.04 vs. SAR: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SAR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 11.85 Max: 25.4
Current: 14.64
4
25.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 8.47
SAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. SAR: 8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SAR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 9 Max: 81.25
Current: 8.47
1.16
81.25
Dividend Payout 0.80
SAR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
57% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. SAR: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SAR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.53 Max: 2.92
Current: 0.8
0.2
2.92
Forward Dividend Yield 9.43
SAR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 1385 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. SAR: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.47
SAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. SAR: 8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SAR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 9 Max: 81.25
Current: 8.47
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 872 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
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.86
SAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SAR: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SAR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.72 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.86
0.15
0.98
Price/Median PS Value 1.19
SAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SAR: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SAR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.33
Current: 1.19
0.19
1.33
Price/Graham Number 0.61
SAR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SAR: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SAR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.61
0.26
0.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.86
SAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SAR: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 8.45 Max: 25.2
Current: 6.86
3.9
25.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.52
SAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. SAR: -1.52 )
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: -23.1 Max: -1.5
Current: -1.52
-44.8
-1.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $22.01
EPS (TTM) $ 2.01
Beta0.26
Short Percentage of Float0.22%
52-Week Range $13.41 - 20.26
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5.72

Analyst Estimate

Feb17 Feb18
Revenue (Mil $) 33 35
EPS ($) 2.43 2.07
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.43 2.07
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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