Alcentra Capital Corp. is in the financial services sector and asset management industry. The company CEO is Suhail A. Shaikh. Alcentra Capital Corp is a specialty finance company operating as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. It provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ABDC shares had a previous change of -0.35% which opened at 8.55 and closed at 8.49. It moved to an intraday high of 8.57 and a low of 8.45.

SeekingAlpha:  Alcentra Capital Corporation (ABDC) CEO Suhail Shaikh on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ABDC shares returned -0.35% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.88%. Over three months, it changed 23.18%. In one year it has changed 35.91% and within that year its 52 week high was 8.70 and its 52 week low was 5.58. ABDC stock is 52.15% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 6.67 and a 50 day moving average of 8.00. Right now, ABDC stock is trading 27.30% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Alcentra Capital Corporation (ABDC) CEO Suhail Shaikh on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $109.3m with 12.9m shares outstanding and a float of 12.7m shares. Trading volume was 31,036 shares and has experienced an average volume of 36,998 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 Alcentra Capital Corp. was 0.4 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.23. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.22. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.01 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.3), which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 8.41.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019 0.15
4thQtr 2018 0.08
3rdQtr 2018 0.23
2ndQtr 2018 -0.16
1stQtr 2018 0.25

The dividend per share is currently 0.72, which is a dividend yield of 8.48%. With a payout ratio of 71.29%, ABDC 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.

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Alcentra Capital Corp..



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.50% of insider ownership and 36.40% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be 0.61.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 2.62%, return on assets is 1.50%, profit margin is 28.82%, price-to-sales is 8.01 and price-to-book is 0.76.

Company Score Card:

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

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Jake McWilliams
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