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Golub Capital BDC Inc. BDC

Dividend Yield: 8.00%

Golub Capital BDC Inc. BDC (NASDAQ: GBDC) shares currently have a dividend yield of 8.00%.

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. is a business development company and operates as an externally managed closed-end non-diversified management investment company. It invests in debt and minority equity investments in middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.83. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Golub Capital BDC Inc. BDC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Golub Capital BDC Inc. BDC has been 262,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Golub Capital BDC Inc. BDC has a market cap of $532.7 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golub Capital BDC Inc. BDC as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 10.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 48.8%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • The gross profit margin for GOLUB CAPITAL BDC INC is rather high; currently it is at 67.20%. Regardless of GBDC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GBDC's net profit margin of 50.82% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Capital Markets industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 50.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $6.19 million to $9.32 million.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Capital Markets industry and the overall market, GOLUB CAPITAL BDC INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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