EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Apollo Investment Corporation. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -3.00 % over the last twelve months. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at Apollo Investment Corporation.



Apollo Investment Corporation is in the asset management industry and is in the financial services sector. The company CEO is Howard Widra. Apollo Investment Corp is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. It invests in various forms of debt investments including secured and unsecured loans, mezzanine investments, and/or equity in private middle-market companies.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The AINV shares had a previous change of -0.94% which opened at 5.30 and closed at 5.25. It moved to an intraday high of 5.30 and a low of 5.23.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AINV shares returned 0.38% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.19%. Over three months, it changed -5.53%. In one year it has changed -3.58% and within that year its 52-week high was 6.00 and its 52-week low was 4.95. AINV stock is 6.17% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 5.31 and a 50 day moving average of 5.30. Right now, AINV stock is trading -1.17% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $370.3m with 70.5m shares outstanding and a float of 69.6m shares. Trading volume was 493,577 shares and has experienced an average volume of 893,419 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Apollo Investment Corporation was 1.2 which ended on 31st of March 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 4.38. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.16. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.64, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 8.20.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.15
06-30-2018:  0.15
03-31-2018:  0.15
12-31-2017:  0.16

The dividend per share is currently 0.60, which is a dividend yield of 11.43%. AINV stock may not have sufficient earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in and grow the business, therefore in the future the dividend may be reduced.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 65.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 0.85

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 4.79%, return on assets is 2.82%, profit margin is 27.87%, price-to-sales is 1.58 and price-to-book is 0.81.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 4  : Valuation Result
 2  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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