Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC): Price and Financial Metrics

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC)

Today's Latest Price: $5.14 USD

0.02 (-0.39%)

Updated Oct 20 4:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 55 in Private Equity

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PSEC Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 213.34, Prospect Capital Corp is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 84.42% of US stocks.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Prospect Capital Corp is higher than it is for about 98.76% of US stocks.
  • Prospect Capital Corp's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 24.88%, greater than the shareholder yield of 89.84% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PSEC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ASR, FDUS, HCAP, OCSI, and OFS.
  • Visit PSEC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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PSEC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $5.14 52-week high $6.75
Prev. close $5.16 52-week low $3.67
Day low $5.14 Volume 1,165,800
Day high $5.20 Avg. volume 2,454,339
50-day MA $5.10 Dividend yield 13.95%
200-day MA $5.18 Market Cap 1.94B

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) Company Bio

Prospect Capital Corporation invests primarily in first and second lien secured loans and unsecured debt, senior and subordinated debt and equity of companies in need of capital for acquisitions, divestitures, growth, development, recapitalizations and other purposes. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in New York, New York.

PSEC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$5.14$60.69 1076%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Prospect Capital Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Prospect Capital Corp ranked in the 86th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 1082%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for PSEC, they are:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.01 years, is 0.57% -- higher than 82.51% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Prospect Capital Corp's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than merely 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 10. This value is greater than 74.8% stocks in the Financial Services sector that generate free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

GAIN, RM, CNO, MFC, and AINC can be thought of as valuation peers to PSEC, in the sense that they are in the Financial Services sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest PSEC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Prospect Capital Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate PSEC as an investment opportunity.

Prospect Capital offers to repurchase $228.8M of 4.95% convertible notes

Prospect Capital (PSEC) starts a cash tender offer for any and all of its $228.8M of 4.95% senior convertible notes due 2022 outstanding.Consideration to be paid for each $1,010 principal amount of notes validly tendered will be $1,000.00, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any.The tender offer will expire at...

Seeking Alpha | September 3, 2020

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) CEO John Barry on Q4 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) Q4 2020 Earnings Conference Call August 27, 2020 11:00 AM ET Company Participants John Barry - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Grier Eliasek - President & Chief Operating Officer Kristin Van Dask - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Robert Dodd - Raymond James Finian O'Shea...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | August 27, 2020

Prospect Capital: Q4 Earnings Insights

Shares of Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) rose 1% in after-market trading after the company reported Q4 results. Quarterly Results Earnings per share were …

Benzinga | August 26, 2020

Prospect Capital Corporation Launches $1 Billion 5.5% Perpetual Preferred Stock Offering

NEW YORK, Aug. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) (“Prospect”) announced today a continuous preferred stock offering…

GlobeNewswire | August 3, 2020

Prospect Capital Corporation Announces Launch of Cash Tender Offer For its Outstanding 4.95% Senior Convertible Notes due 2022

NEW YORK, July 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prospect Capital Corporation (the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase up to $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of outstanding 4.95% Senior Convertible Notes due 2022 (the “Notes”). The Tender Offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on August 20, 2020 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on August 19, 2020), or any other date and time to which the Company extends the Tender Offer (such date and time, as it may be extended, the “Expiration Date”). The Tender Offer is made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated today, which sets forth the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. Title of Security CUSIP / ISIN Nos.Outstanding Principal AmountAgg...

Yahoo | July 23, 2020

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PSEC Price Returns

1-mo 2.89%
3-mo 5.44%
6-mo 31.56%
1-year -10.97%
3-year 14.37%
5-year 24.38%
YTD -11.37%
2019 13.83%
2018 4.09%
2017 -9.47%
2016 34.37%
2015 -3.55%

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