Ares Capital Corporation - Closed End Fund (ARCC): Price and Financial Metrics

Ares Capital Corporation - Closed End Fund (ARCC): $18.31

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  • ARCC scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 72.46% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for ARCC is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • ARCC ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 14th percentile.

ARCC Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 6.41, Ares Capital Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about only 11.37% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Ares Capital Corp is higher than it is for about 99.72% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, ARCC is more volatile than only 2.86% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ARCC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ORCC, PFLT, GSBD, FSK, and NMFC.
  • Visit ARCC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

ARCC Valuation Summary

  • ARCC's price/sales ratio is 5.4; this is 68.75% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 205 months, ARCC's price/earnings ratio has gone NA NA.
  • ARCC's price/sales ratio has moved NA NA over the prior 205 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ARCC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ARCC 2019-06-27 5.4 1.0 9.1 12.2
ARCC 2018-12-21 4.9 0.9 6.8 8.4
ARCC 2018-06-07 6.1 1.0 9.2 11.6
ARCC 2016-07-11 4.3 0.9 10.8 12.8
ARCC 2011-10-14 5.2 0.9 6.7 8.0
ARCC 2006-10-11 11.4 1.5 15.6 17.3

ARCC Growth Metrics

    The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -469.57%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -16.78%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -104.17%.
ARCC's revenue has moved up $4.27e+08 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows ARCC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 1,820 -2,459 1,567
2021-09-30 1,731 -1,418 1,563
2021-06-30 1,641 -1,419 1,670
2021-03-31 1,532 -83 1,469
2020-12-31 1,511 -557 484
2020-09-30 1,457 -157 310

ARCC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • ARCC has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 49.4% of graded US stocks.
  • ARCC's asset turnover comes in at 0.1 -- ranking 214th of 444 Trading stocks.
  • LIVE, VTR, and MGP are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with ARCC.

The table below shows ARCC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.100 0.660 0.075
2021-06-30 0.101 0.674 0.083
2021-03-31 0.099 0.708 0.079
2020-12-31 0.098 0.773 0.036
2020-09-30 0.097 0.770 0.029
2020-06-30 0.100 0.784 0.017

ARCC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of ARCC, see our ARCC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $21.30 Average Broker Recommendation 1.31 (Strong Buy)

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ARCC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $18.31 52-week high $23.00
Prev. close $18.09 52-week low $17.79
Day low $18.11 Volume 3,124,800
Day high $18.52 Avg. volume 3,995,242
50-day MA $20.51 Dividend yield 9.29%
200-day MA $20.76 Market Cap 9.02B

Ares Capital Corporation - Closed End Fund (ARCC) Company Bio

Ares Capital Corporation is a management investment company. The Company seeks to generate both income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments by primarily investing in U.S. middle market companies. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in New York City, New York.

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Ares Capital (ARCC) Receives a Hold from J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan analyst Melissa Wedel maintained a Hold rating on Ares Capital (ARCC – Research Report) yesterday and set a price target of $22.00. The company's shares closed last Thursday at $22.10. According to, Wedel is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -16.7% and a 42.9% success rate. Wedel covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Runway Growth Finance Corp, Oaktree Specialty Lending, and Pennantpark Investment. The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Ares Capital with a $23.00 average price target. See the top stocks recommended by analysts >> The company has a one-year high of $23.

Christine Brown on TipRanks | February 11, 2022

Ares Capital (ARCC) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Stock Down 1.2%

Increase in total investment income and strong portfolio activity support Ares Capital's (ARCC) Q4 results.

Yahoo | February 10, 2022

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) CEO Kipp deVeer on Q4 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) Q4 2021 Results Conference Call February 09, 2022 11:00 AM ET Company Participants John Stilmar - Managing Director, IR Kipp deVeer - CEO Michael Smith - Co-President Penni Roll - CFO Conference Call Participants Ryan Lynch - KBW John Hecht - Jefferies Kenneth Lee - RBC...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 9, 2022

Earnings Scheduled For February 9, 2022

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Benzinga | February 9, 2022

Ares Capital Q4 earnings beat (NASDAQ:ARCC)

Ares Capital (ARCC) Q4 core earnings beat the consensus estimate and net investment income rose 5.6% Y/Y in a quarter when it boosted gross commitments and investment exits also…

Seeking Alpha | February 9, 2022

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ARCC Price Returns

1-mo -16.05%
3-mo -12.98%
6-mo -7.38%
1-year 3.42%
3-year 35.49%
5-year 73.48%
YTD -11.62%
2021 36.14%
2020 0.86%
2019 31.30%
2018 8.81%
2017 4.49%

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