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NASDAQ:ARCC

Ares Capital (ARCC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$20.11
+0.08 (+0.40%)
(As of 02/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$19.97
$20.12
50-Day Range
$19.55
$20.61
52-Week Range
$16.95
$20.65
Volume
4.99 million shs
Average Volume
3.82 million shs
Market Capitalization
$11.71 billion
P/E Ratio
7.53
Dividend Yield
9.55%
Price Target
$20.60

Ares Capital MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.4% Upside
$20.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
3.92% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.85mentions of Ares Capital in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-4.31%
From $2.32 to $2.22 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

0.87 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

777th out of 844 stocks

Investors, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

6th out of 15 stocks


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About Ares Capital Stock (NASDAQ:ARCC)

Ares Capital Corporation is a specialty finance provider offering small and mid-sized businesses customized financing solutions. Ares Capital Management LLC, a subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation, manages the company. ARCC specializes in acquisition, mezzanine debt, recapitalization, restructuring and leveraged buyout transactions. Ares Commercial Finance provides asset-based cash flow solutions to small and mid-market companies.

ARCC’s investment activities focus on industries such as software, health care services, commercial and professional services, diversified financials, etc. The company offers a range of debt instruments, from senior debt instruments to equity capital, focusing on senior secured debt and debt investments ranging from $10 million to $100 million. ARCC invests through revolvers, first-lien loans, second-lien loans, unitranche (flexible business debt) structures, warrants, mezzanine debt, private high yield, subordinated debt, junior capital and non-control preferred and common equity. The company’s commitment and hold range is $30 to $500 million, and the EBITDA range is $10 to $250 million for corporate customers.

ARCC seeks to generate current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments and works to maximize risk-adjusted returns throughout economic cycles. ARCC’s investment committee has over 28 years of relevant experience. It invests across various industries targeting leading companies with a history of stable demonstrated competitive advantages, cash flows, identifiable growth prospects and experienced management teams.

Benefits to portfolio companies, investors and financial sponsors include dedicated and experienced professionals, access to relationships and market intelligence, deal flow, research, infrastructure, due diligence and experience with the broader Ares Management Corporation platform. Shareholder returns come from net interest and dividends from fee income, investments, and in some cases, net capital gains from equity investments. ARCC’s long-term and short-term strategies focus on maximizing relative value through economic cycles and a multi-asset class track record and experience, disciplined growth concentrated on long-term value creation, capital preservation and a long-term patient investor with permanent capital.

On January 12, 2023, Ares Capital Corporation revealed its intention to make a public offering of 9 million shares of common stock with the possibility of an additional 1.35 million shares. This offering increased from their previous offering size of nine million shares and allowed the underwriters to purchase an additional 1.5 million shares. The necessary registration statement was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2021, and became effective on the day of filing. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Securities, UBS Investment Bank, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities were joint lead book-running managers.

The proceeds from the offering will repay outstanding debt from its debt facilities. Ares Capital may also use the money for general corporate purposes, such as investing in portfolio companies following its investment objective. As of December 31, 2022, Ares Capital is regulated as a business development company (BDC) and is the largest publicly traded BDC by market capitalization.

With its experienced investment committee, diverse industry investments and potential for long-term capital appreciation, ARCC is a unique finance provider in the specialty finance market.

ARCC Stock Price History

ARCC Stock News Headlines

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ARCC Mar 2024 12.000 call
ARCC Mar 2024 19.000 call
Ares Capital's Q4 Signals Rough Times Ahead
Ares Capital Q4: A 10%-Yielding Piggy Bank
Ares Capital: The Only 10% Yielding BDC You Need
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/28 Dividend
12/14/2023
Dividend Payable
12/28/2023
Last Earnings
2/07/2024
Today
2/22/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Investors, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Asset Management & Custody Banks
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:ARCC
CUSIP
04010L10
Employees
N/A
Year Founded
2004

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$20.60
High Stock Price Target
$21.00
Low Stock Price Target
$20.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+2.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.52 billion
Pretax Margin
49.20%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.61 billion
Cash Flow
$2.39 per share
Book Value
$19.24 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
578,584,000
Market Cap
$11.66 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.01
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Michael J. AroughetiMr. Michael J. Arougheti (Age 52)
    Co-Chairman & Executive VP
  • Mr. Bennett Rosenthal (Age 61)
    Co-Founder & Co-Chairman
  • Mr. Robert Kipp DeVeer III (Age 51)
    CEO & Director
  • Mr. Mitchell S. Goldstein CPA (Age 57)
    Co-President
  • Mr. Kort Schnabel (Age 47)
    Co-President, Partner & Co-Head of U.S. Direct Lending
  • Ms. Penelope F. RollMs. Penelope F. Roll (Age 58)
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Ms. Jana Markowicz (Age 43)
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Scott C. Lem (Age 46)
    Chief Accounting Officer, VP & Treasurer
  • Mr. John W. Stilmar
    Partner & Co-Head of Public Markets Investor Relations
  • Ms. Lisa A. Morgan (Age 47)
    Chief Compliance Officer














ARCC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Ares Capital stock right now?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ares Capital in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" ARCC shares.
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What is Ares Capital's stock price target for 2024?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Ares Capital's shares. Their ARCC share price targets range from $20.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $20.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have ARCC shares performed in 2024?

Ares Capital's stock was trading at $20.03 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, ARCC shares have increased by 0.4% and is now trading at $20.11.
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When is Ares Capital's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024.
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How were Ares Capital's earnings last quarter?

Ares Capital Co. (NASDAQ:ARCC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 7th. The investment management company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.03. The investment management company had revenue of $707 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $669.78 million. Ares Capital had a net margin of 58.22% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.50%. The company's revenue was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.68 earnings per share.

How often does Ares Capital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ares Capital?

Ares Capital declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th.
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Is Ares Capital a good dividend stock?

Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 9.53%. ARCC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 71.91%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on EPS estimates, ARCC will have a dividend payout ratio of 86.49% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What other stocks do shareholders of Ares Capital own?
Who are Ares Capital's major shareholders?

Ares Capital's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Van ECK Associates Corp (1.45%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.82%), International Assets Investment Management LLC (0.74%), CCLA Investment Management (0.36%), Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd (0.36%) and Sound Income Strategies LLC (0.34%). Insiders that own company stock include Mary Beth Henson, Michael J Arougheti, Michael Kort Schnabel, Michael Lewis Smith, Penelope F Roll and Steven B Mckeever.
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How do I buy shares of Ares Capital?

Shares of ARCC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:ARCC) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff