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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Full Circle Capital (Nasdaq: FULL) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • FULL's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 5.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 71.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • FULL CIRCLE CAPITAL CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, FULL CIRCLE CAPITAL CORP increased its bottom line by earning $0.52 versus $0.44 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.72 versus $0.52).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry. The net income increased by 128.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.48 million to $3.38 million.
  • The gross profit margin for FULL CIRCLE CAPITAL CORP is currently very high, coming in at 77.69%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 65.43% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$3.54 million or 15.92% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, FULL CIRCLE CAPITAL CORP has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 9.84%.

Full Circle Capital Corporation is a business development company and operates as an externally managed non-diversified closed-end management investment company. Full Circle has a market cap of $77.8 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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