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GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Fifth Street Finance Corp $FSC.
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Fifth Street Finance Corp (NAS:FSC)
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate
-14.50% (As of Mar. 2017)

Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.08.

FSC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5   Max: 28.2
Current: -14.5

-14.5
28.2

During the past 9 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Fifth Street Finance Corp was 28.20% per year. The lowest was -14.50% per year. And the median was -3.80% per year.

FSC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
74% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FSC: -14.50 )

During the past 12 months, Fifth Street Finance Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -13.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -14.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -11.70% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 1.33. As of today, Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividend Yield is 13.26%.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with expontential compound based on the latest four year annual data.

Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.


Explanation

1. Dividend Payout Ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2017 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Mar. 2017 )
=0.08/0.06
=1.33

During the past 9 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Fifth Street Finance Corp was 7.55. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 2.48.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Fifth Street Finance Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.0202017-06-132017-06-152017-06-30Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0202017-03-132017-03-152017-03-31Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602017-02-132017-02-152017-02-28Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602017-01-112017-01-132017-01-31Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602016-12-132016-12-152016-12-30Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602016-11-102016-11-152016-11-30Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602016-10-122016-10-142016-10-31Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602016-09-132016-09-152016-09-30Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602016-08-112016-08-152016-08-31Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0602016-07-132016-07-152016-07-29Cash DividendmonthlyUSD:USD 1.0000

* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=0.52/3.92
=13.27 %

Current Share Price is $3.92.
Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.52.

During the past 9 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Fifth Street Finance Corp was 19.35%. The lowest was 5.50%. And the median was 11.50%.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


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