Saratoga Investment Corp New (SAR): Price and Financial Metrics

Saratoga Investment Corp New (SAR): $26.73

0.46 (+1.75%)

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  • SAR scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 76.91% of US stocks.
  • SAR's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • SAR's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 27.34% of US stocks).

SAR Stock Summary

  • For SAR, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 98.49% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, SAR is more volatile than only 3.26% of stocks we're observing.
  • Saratoga Investment Corp's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is -49.09%, greater than the shareholder yield of only 9.02% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Saratoga Investment Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be HRZN, FCRD, OXSQ, TPVG, and HAL.
  • SAR's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Saratoga Investment Corp's official web site, go to

SAR Valuation Summary

  • SAR's price/sales ratio is 4.8; this is 300% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • SAR's price/sales ratio has moved NA NA over the prior 175 months.
  • Over the past 175 months, SAR's price/earnings ratio has gone up 898.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SAR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SAR 2019-05-06 4.3 1.1 11.9 16.5
SAR 2017-06-09 4.0 1.0 11.6 13.7
SAR 2016-02-09 2.6 0.6 5.3 8.2
SAR 2014-04-30 3.8 0.8 7.9 11.4
SAR 2012-03-21 4.8 0.7 4.3 3.7
SAR 2008-11-26 0.6 0.2 -1.8 -6.8

SAR Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 215.28%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 18.76%.
  • The 4 year price growth rate now stands at -7.8%.
SAR's revenue has moved up $20,266,595 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows SAR'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 67.97456 -52.30802 46.58631
2021-09-30 65.75521 -100.0174 44.61252
2021-06-30 61.16911 -130.9368 58.48138
2021-03-31 57.65026 -62.34641 14.77704
2020-12-31 59.04851 -30.64676 32.31388
2020-09-30 58.96151 16.48021 39.66479

SAR'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.
  • SAR has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 44.13% of graded US stocks.
  • SAR's asset turnover comes in at 0.1 -- ranking 211th of 442 Trading stocks.
  • NAVI, MKTX, and SLG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SAR.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-31 0.100 0.650 0.065
2021-05-31 0.099 0.645 0.084
2021-02-28 0.102 0.757 0.036
2020-11-30 0.107 0.701 0.063
2020-08-31 0.107 0.690 0.073
2020-05-31 0.110 0.684 0.054

SAR Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SAR, see our SAR 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 $29.19 Average Broker Recommendation 1.25 (Strong Buy)

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SAR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $26.73 52-week high $30.25
Prev. close $26.27 52-week low $23.54
Day low $26.33 Volume 28,671
Day high $26.85 Avg. volume 42,964
50-day MA $26.61 Dividend yield 8.07%
200-day MA $27.90 Market Cap 324.07M

Saratoga Investment Corp New (SAR) Company Bio

Saratoga Investment Corp. is a business development company specializing in leveraged and management buyouts, acquisition financings, growth financings, recapitalization, debt refinancing, and transitional financing transactions at the lower end of middle market companies. It structures its investments as debt and equity by investing through first and second lien loans, mezzanine debt, co-investments, select high yield bonds, senior secured bonds, unsecured bonds, and preferred and common equity. The company is based in New York City, New York.

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Latest SAR News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Saratoga Investment Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SAR as an investment opportunity.

Saratoga Investment declares $0.53 dividend

Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) declares $0.53/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 7.89%Payable March 28; for shareholders of record March 14; ex-div March 11.See…

Seeking Alpha | February 24, 2022

Saratoga Investment Corp. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.53 per Share for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter Ended February 28, 2022

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE:SAR) (“Saratoga Investment” or “the Company”), a business development company, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share for the fiscal fourth quarter ended February 28, 2022, payable on March 28, 2022, to all stockholders of record at the close of business on March 14, 2022. “Our continued strong track record, superior portfolio performance, healthy credit profile,

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Investors in Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have made a decent return of 48% over the past three years

Buying a low-cost index fund will get you the average market return. But across the board there are plenty of stocks...

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Saratoga Investment Corp. Announces Closing of Public Offering of $75 Million 4.35% Notes Due 2027

NEW YORK, NY , Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE: SAR) (the “Company”) today announced that it has closed a public offering of $75.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.35% notes due 2027 (the “Notes”), which resulted in net proceeds to the Company of approximately $72.7 million, based on a public offering price of 99.317% of par, after deducting the underwriting discount and the estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. This results in the Notes

Yahoo | January 19, 2022

Saratoga Investment prices $75M notes offering

Saratoga Investment (SAR) priced a public offering of $75M 4.35% notes due 2027.The notes will be issued at a price of 99.317% of par, resulting in a yield-to-maturity of ~4.50%

Seeking Alpha | January 13, 2022

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SAR Price Returns

1-mo 2.81%
3-mo -0.06%
6-mo -4.33%
1-year 12.77%
3-year 31.44%
5-year 81.73%
YTD -5.57%
2021 51.00%
2020 -10.92%
2019 34.20%
2018 -2.78%
2017 20.77%

SAR Dividends

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