Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC): Price and Financial Metrics

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC): $7.63

0.13 (+1.73%)

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  • Stability is the dimension where PSEC ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 77.8% of US stocks.
  • PSEC's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • PSEC's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 1.84% of US stocks).

PSEC Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 3.44, Prospect Capital Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about only 2.71% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • For PSEC, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 99.01% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PSEC is more volatile than only 3.64% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PSEC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MRCC, FDUS, SCM, SACH, and TCPC.
  • Visit PSEC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

PSEC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, PSEC's price/earnings ratio is 68.18% lower, now standing at 3.5.
  • Over the past 206 months, PSEC's EV/EBIT ratio has gone NA NA.
  • Over the past 206 months, PSEC's EV/EBIT ratio has gone NA NA.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PSEC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PSEC 2015-12-24 3.3 0.7 8.9 11.6
PSEC 2014-07-11 5.2 1.0 11.0 13.6
PSEC 2010-06-01 6.5 1.0 344.3 80.7
PSEC 2010-03-05 8.3 1.2 -89.0 -298.1
PSEC 2005-10-05 NA 1.0 NA NA
PSEC 2005-06-27 NA 0.9 NA NA

PSEC Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -72.43%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -72.43%.
  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at -19.44%.
PSEC's revenue has moved down $51,800,000 over the prior 34 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 661.645 -363.214 944.564
2021-09-30 658.561 16.337 1,004.074
2021-06-30 631.967 31.019 962.096
2021-03-31 619.857 217.078 882.288
2020-12-31 614.902 108.039 450.581
2020-09-30 604.527 208.947 133.457

PSEC'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.
  • PSEC has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 55.45% of graded US stocks.
  • PSEC's asset turnover comes in at 0.108 -- ranking 192nd of 443 Trading stocks.
  • CXP, OFS, and CGBD are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with PSEC.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.108 0.706 0.137
2021-03-31 0.110 0.710 0.132
2020-12-31 0.114 0.714 0.079
2020-09-30 0.113 0.716 0.037
2020-06-30 0.116 0.716 0.018
2020-03-31 0.117 0.718 0.002

PSEC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of PSEC, see our PSEC 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 $6.50 Average Broker Recommendation 2.5 (Moderate Sell)

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PSEC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $7.63 52-week high $9.25
Prev. close $7.50 52-week low $7.23
Day low $7.47 Volume 1,073,903
Day high $7.66 Avg. volume 1,821,257
50-day MA $7.98 Dividend yield 9.6%
200-day MA $8.21 Market Cap 2.99B

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.

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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 goes ex dividend tomorrow

Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) had declared $0.06/share monthly dividend, in line with previous. Payable March 22; for shareholders of record Feb. 24; ex-div Feb. 23. Payable April 20; for shareholders of record Mar. 29; ex-div Mar. 28. Payable May 19; for shareholders of record Apr. 27; ex-div Apr. 26. See PSEC Dividend...

Seeking Alpha | February 22, 2022

Prospect Capital goes ex dividend tomorrow (NASDAQ:PSEC)

Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) had declared $0.06/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.Payable March 22; for shareholders of record Feb. 24; ex-div Feb.

Seeking Alpha | February 22, 2022

Prospect Capital''s Ex-Dividend Date Is Tuesday, Here''s What You Need To Know | Benzinga

Tuesday marks the last chance for investors to receive the next dividend payout from Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:

Benzinga | February 18, 2022

Prospect Capital: 8% Yield, 21% Discount, Steady Dividends

We continue to cover Business Development Companies, known as BDCs, in our recent articles in 2022. In the low yield environment, BDCs emerged in 2021 as an increasingly popular choice for income investors searching for attractive yields. BDCs offer retail investors exposure to privately-held firms, which often are also funded...

Double Dividend Stocks on Seeking Alpha | February 13, 2022

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) CEO John Francis Barry on Q2 2022 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Seeking Alpha | February 9, 2022

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PSEC Price Returns

1-mo 0.81%
3-mo -3.28%
6-mo -8.01%
1-year 0.04%
3-year 58.34%
5-year 59.70%
YTD -5.83%
2021 70.00%
2020 -3.54%
2019 13.83%
2018 4.09%
2017 -9.47%

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