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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 0.04
SCM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SCM: 0.04 )
SCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.04

0.04
2.33
Equity to Asset 0.60
SCM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. SCM: 0.60 )
SCM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.6

0.57
0.72
Interest Coverage 4.55
SCM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2003.83 vs. SCM: 4.55 )
SCM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.55   Max: 4.55
Current: 4.55

Z-Score: 0.75
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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Operating margin (%) 45.95
SCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 52.03 vs. SCM: 45.95 )
SCM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 48.38   Max: 48.38
Current: 45.95

Net-margin (%) 41.04
SCM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.75 vs. SCM: 41.04 )
SCM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 59.67   Max: 59.67
Current: 41.04

ROE (%) 7.30
SCM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. SCM: 7.30 )
SCM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 7.3

ROA (%) 4.36
SCM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. SCM: 4.36 )
SCM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 4.36

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 501.43
SCM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 82.78 vs. SCM: 501.43 )
SCM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 501.43

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Q2 2014

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.70
SCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. SCM: 11.70 )
SCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.71   Max: 13.66
Current: 11.7

9.71
13.66
P/B 0.87
SCM's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SCM: 0.87 )
SCM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.87

0.86
1.04
P/S 4.81
SCM's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. SCM: 4.81 )
SCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 6.19
Current: 4.81

4.76
6.19
EV-to-EBIT 18.43
SCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. SCM: 18.43 )
SCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 20.3
Current: 18.43

-0.9
20.3
Current Ratio 0.13
SCM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. SCM: 0.13 )
SCM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.13

0.13
2.3
Quick Ratio 0.13
SCM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SCM: 0.13 )
SCM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.13

0.13
2.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 10.00
SCM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. SCM: 10.00 )
SCM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 8.97   Max: 11.08
Current: 10

8.97
11.08
Dividend Payout 1.29
SCM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. SCM: 1.29 )
SCM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2
Current: 1.29

0.74
2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.00
SCM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. SCM: 10.00 )
SCM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 8.97   Max: 11.08
Current: 10

8.97
11.08

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.88
SCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SCM: 0.88 )
SCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.88

0.99
1.03
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
SCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SCM: 0.88 )
SCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.88

1
1.11
Price/Graham Number 0.69
SCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. SCM: 0.69 )
SCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.69

0.69
0.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
SCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1577 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SCM: 5.40 )
SCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 392.6
Current: 5.4

4.9
392.6

Business Description

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Stellus Capital Investment Corp is incorporated in Maryland. It is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. It was recently formed to originate and invest primarily in private middle-market companies (typically those with $5.0 million to $50.0 million of EBITDA) through first lien, second lien, unitranche and mezzanine debt financing, often times with a corresponding equity investment. It expects to source investments primarily through the extensive network of relationships that the principals of Stellus Capital Management have developed with financial sponsor firms, financial institutions, middle-market companies, management teams and other professional intermediaries. The Company's investment objective is to maximize the total return to its stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by accessing the extensive origination channels that have been developed and established by the Stellus Capital Management investment team that include long-standing relationships with private equity firms, commercial banks, investment banks and other financial services firms; investing in what it believes to be companies with strong business fundamentals, generally within its core middle-market company focus; focusing on a variety of industry sectors, including business services, energy, general industrial, government services, healthcare, software and specialty finance; directly originating transactions rather than participating in broadly syndicated financings; directly originating transactions rather than participating in broadly syndicated financings; capitalizing upon the experience and resources of the Stellus Capital Management investment team to monitor its investments.
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