Capitala Finance Corp. Company Profile (NASDAQ:CPTA)

About Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)

Capitala Finance Corp. logoCapitala Finance Corp. is an externally managed non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company's investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. Both directly and through its subsidiaries that are licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the Company offers financing to business owners, management teams and financial sponsors for change of ownership transactions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, business expansion and other growth initiatives. The Company provides capital to lower and traditional middle-market companies in the United States, with a non-exclusive emphasis on the Southeast, Southwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. The Company invests in first lien, second lien and subordinated loans. The Company's investment advisor is Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Closed End Funds
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CPTA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $9.19
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.97
  • 52 Week Range: $8.67 - $14.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 7.35
  • P/E Growth: 0.55
  • Annual Dividend: $1.56
  • Dividend Yield: 17.2%
  • Net Margins: 8.91%
  • Return on Equity: 8.55%
  • Return on Assets: 3.66%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.22%
  • Current Ratio: 2.38%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.38%
  • Average Volume: 156,623 shs.
  • Beta: 1.11

Frequently Asked Questions for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)

What is Capitala Finance Corp.'s stock symbol?

Capitala Finance Corp. trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CPTA."

How often does Capitala Finance Corp. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Capitala Finance Corp.?

Capitala Finance Corp. announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.0833 per share on Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.06%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 19th. View Capitala Finance Corp.'s Dividend History.

How were Capitala Finance Corp.'s earnings last quarter?

Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 7th. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.33. The business earned $12.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.11 million. Capitala Finance Corp. had a net margin of 8.91% and a return on equity of 8.55%. View Capitala Finance Corp.'s Earnings History.

When will Capitala Finance Corp. make its next earnings announcement?

Capitala Finance Corp. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Capitala Finance Corp..

Where is Capitala Finance Corp.'s stock going? Where will Capitala Finance Corp.'s stock price be in 2017?

7 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Capitala Finance Corp.'s stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $16.00. On average, they expect Capitala Finance Corp.'s share price to reach $14.92 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Capitala Finance Corp..

What are analysts saying about Capitala Finance Corp. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Capitala Finance Corp. stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Capitala Finance Corp. is a business development company. The company invests primarily in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, senior and second-lien loans and equity securities. Capitala Finance Corp. is headquartered in Charlotte, United States. " (10/10/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "Following 4Q16 results, we are lowering our 2018 EPS estimates and maintaining our $14 price target and Market Perform rating. CPTA reported 4Q16 EPS of $0.43, above both our and consensus estimate of $0.39. The difference was largely related to increased PIK income since last quarter. 4Q16 net investment income decreased from last quarter, reflecting in part re-categorizing Sierra Hamilton as nonaccrual. This is despite debt investment yields increasing to 13.2% (vs. 12.7% in 3Q16) as CPTA continues to focus on investing across the capital structure of lower middle-market companies (defined as EBITDA of $10M–$30M). CPTA’s operating expenses also declined with revenues QOQ, as did management’s fee waiver. We expect the fee waiver will be gone in 1Q17, particularly given the quarterly dividend has decreased to $0.39 per share from $0.47. Asset quality was mixed in 4Q16, with realized gains and unrealized appreciation boosting NAV/share QOQ but nonaccruals also increasing. Nevertheless, we believe CPTA’s asset quality trends are improving overall." (3/10/2017)
  • 3. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "CPTA reported 4Q16 NOI per share of $0.43, $0.04 ahead of our forecast and the Street's. After generating substantial liquidity in 3Q16, CPTA deployed over nearly $67M in the quarter into attractive yielding investments, driving up the consolidated portfolio yield and driving the EPS upside. Credit appears relatively stable with one inflow to non-accrual. We view the quarterly results favorably and recommend CPTA." (3/8/2017)

Who are some of Capitala Finance Corp.'s key competitors?

Who are Capitala Finance Corp.'s key executives?

Capitala Finance Corp.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Joseph B. Alala III, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Stephen A. Arnall, Chief Financial Officer
  • John F. McGlinn, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Richard G. Wheelahan III, Chief Compliance Officer
  • M. Hunt Broyhill, Director
  • Larry W. Carroll, Independent Director
  • H. Paul Chapman, Independent Director
  • R. Charles Moyer Ph.D., Independent Director

How do I buy Capitala Finance Corp. stock?

Shares of Capitala Finance Corp. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Capitala Finance Corp.'s stock price today?

One share of Capitala Finance Corp. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.04.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ CPTA)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  177 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  167 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  344
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Capitala Finance Corp. and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.43)
Consensus Price Target: $14.92 (65.01% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Price Target History for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Analysts' Ratings History for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/22/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$14.00LowView Rating Details
8/10/2017Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesReiterated RatingNeutral -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
5/31/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsSet Price TargetHold$15.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017WunderlichUpgradeHold -> Buy$14.50 -> $15.50HighView Rating Details
5/9/2017FBR & CoBoost Price TargetMkt Perform -> Market Perform$14.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
11/11/2016Barclays PLCSet Price TargetBuy$14.00N/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$16.00N/AView Rating Details
9/23/2016JMP SecuritiesDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$14.75 -> $16.25N/AView Rating Details
4/27/2016Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/17/2016StephensLower Price TargetEqual Weight$17.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Earnings by Quarter for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ CPTA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017$0.30N/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2017Q2 2017$0.37$0.04$15.11 million$12.36 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2017Q1 2017$0.39$0.39$16.23 million$14.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/7/2017Q4 2016$0.39$0.43$15.55 million$16.51 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2016Q316$0.46$0.47$16.95 million$17.36 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216$0.47$0.47$17.48 million$16.99 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q116$0.47$0.47$17.10 million$17.45 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2016Q415$0.46$0.47$17.94 million$16.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q315$0.41$0.48$17.02 million$18.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215$0.41$0.33$15.55 million$15.08 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2015Q115$0.43$0.37$14.28 million$14.04 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q414$0.40$0.39$13.60 million$13.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2014Q3 2014$0.41$0.27$13.23 million$11.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2014Q214$0.44$0.44$12.40 million$12.53 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2014Q114$0.45$0.44$11.48 million$12.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/12/2014Q413$0.40$0.47$10.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2013Q213$0.41$0.42$10.04 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.39
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.35
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.39$0.41$0.40
Q2 20173$0.35$0.40$0.38
Q3 20173$0.23$0.40$0.30
Q4 20173$0.23$0.41$0.31
Q1 20182$0.21$0.42$0.32
Q2 20182$0.23$0.42$0.33
Q3 20182$0.28$0.43$0.36
Q4 20182$0.28$0.42$0.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Next Dividend:12/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.56
Dividend Yield:17.26%
Payout Ratio:458.82% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
159.18% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
126.83% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ CPTA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
10/3/2014oct 14$0.1610.29%10/20/201410/22/201410/30/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 28.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/21/2017Joseph B Alala IIIInsiderBuy200$9.11$1,822.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2017Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy5,098$11.00$56,078.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2017John F McglinnInsiderBuy4,444$9.00$39,996.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2017Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy20,000$9.15$183,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2017Stephen A ArnallCFOBuy1,100$9.05$9,955.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy7,000$12.01$84,070.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy10,000$11.55$115,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016John F McglinnCOOBuy2,190$11.40$24,966.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2015Joseph B Alala IIIInsiderBuy84,950$11.60$985,420.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2015Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy3,000$12.90$38,700.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2015Joseph B Alala IIICEOBuy7,420$13.35$99,057.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015John F McglinnCOOBuy2,150$13.94$29,971.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy5,000$13.50$67,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Joseph B Alala IIIInsiderBuy7,500$13.25$99,375.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy10,000$13.99$139,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy5,000$14.50$72,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Joseph B Alala IIIInsiderBuy6,600$14.93$98,538.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2015Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy5,000$16.44$82,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy3,950$17.00$67,150.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy1,050$17.00$17,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015Joseph B Alala IIIInsiderBuy11,600$17.13$198,708.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015John F McglinnCOOBuy1,170$17.10$20,007.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015John F McglinnCOOBuy2,000$17.49$34,980.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Joseph B Alala IIICEOBuy7,409$18.76$138,992.84View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015H. Paul ChapmanDirectorBuy2,500$18.80$47,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy4,700$18.19$85,493.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Joseph B Alala IIICEOBuy8,751$20.00$175,020.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014John F McglinnCOOBuy1,900$18.45$35,055.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy1,000$18.74$18,740.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Joseph B Alala IIICEOBuy10,000$18.75$187,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy15,000$18.85$282,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Larry W CarrollDirectorBuy1,530$18.05$27,616.50View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Joseph B Alala IIIInsiderBuy5,200$18.92$98,384.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014John F McglinnCOOBuy2,650$18.90$50,085.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2014H. Paul ChapmanDirectorBuy5,000$18.68$93,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy27,000$18.55$500,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy13,580$18.41$250,007.80View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy1,098$18.19$19,972.62View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Joseph Alala IIIInsiderBuy55,118$18.04$994,328.72View SEC Filing  
12/17/2013Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy10,000$19.77$197,700.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy5,000$19.78$98,900.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Markham Hunt BroyhillDirectorBuy1,000$19.80$19,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Joseph Alala IIIInsiderBuy10,500$19.00$199,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2013Stephen ArnallCFOBuy2,600$19.13$49,738.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2013H. Paul ChapmanDirectorBuy2,500$19.20$48,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
Latest Headlines for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA)
DateHeadline logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) vs. The Competition - October 19 at 4:10 AM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) & Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison - October 17 at 2:32 AM logoContrasting Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) & Its Competitors - October 16 at 2:10 AM logoFinancial Contrast: Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) vs. Its Rivals - October 15 at 12:10 AM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Schedules Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release, Podcast and Conference Call - Business Wire (press release) - October 11 at 6:59 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Schedules Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release, Podcast and Conference Call - October 11 at 6:59 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $12.42 Million - October 11 at 1:08 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - October 10 at 6:28 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.27 Per Share - October 9 at 4:16 AM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Announces Distributions - October 5 at 10:59 AM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.08 (CPTA) - October 3 at 6:05 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.08 - October 3 at 6:05 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Declares $0.08 Monthly Dividend - October 3 at 6:04 PM logoCapitala Finance tumbles 8% after slashing dividend - October 3 at 5:19 PM logoContrasting Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) & Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) - October 3 at 12:50 AM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - October 1 at 10:46 PM logoCapitala Group Leads $27.5MM Unitranche Term Loan - September 29 at 4:23 PM logoCapitala Group Leads $27.5MM Unitranche Term Loan - Business Wire (press release) - September 28 at 10:23 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Receives Buy Rating from Jefferies Group LLC - September 23 at 4:10 PM logo$12.42 Million in Sales Expected for Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) This Quarter - September 22 at 6:02 AM logo'Safer' Dividend Financial Services Top Dogs Are Capitala And Fifth St. Asset Management, Per Broker Targets - September 18 at 3:07 AM logoCapitala Finance: A Look Inside Its Credit Troubles - September 12 at 6:11 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 6 at 10:42 PM logoMonthly Paid Dividends From U.S. Equities & Funds Show Promise For September - September 4 at 5:22 PM logo10%+'Safer' DiviDogs Chase Captala, Top Gainer Per Analyst 1Yr. August Targets - August 30 at 6:30 PM
News IconLPC: Falling loan pricing and repayments weigh on BDC earnings - Business Insider - August 17 at 11:50 PM logoLPC: Falling loan pricing and repayments weigh on BDC earnings - Reuters - August 16 at 10:52 PM logoJohn F. Mcglinn Buys 4,444 Shares of Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Stock - August 15 at 8:26 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) Director Purchases $56,078.00 in Stock - August 15 at 8:26 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) Director Larry W. Carroll Purchases 20,000 Shares - August 14 at 11:30 PM logo$0.30 Earnings Per Share Expected for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) This Quarter - August 14 at 12:52 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 12 at 10:32 PM logoEdited Transcript of CPTA earnings conference call or presentation 8-Aug-17 12:30pm GMT - August 12 at 4:58 PM logoEdited Transcript of CPTA earnings conference call or presentation 8-Aug-17 12:30pm GMT - August 12 at 4:58 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) Reduced by Analyst - August 11 at 9:26 AM logoCapitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.23 Per Share - August 11 at 9:26 AM logoLadenburg Thalmann Financial Services Begins Coverage on Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) - August 10 at 3:03 PM logoAnalyzing Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) & WhiteHorse Finance (WHF) - August 10 at 12:32 AM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - Business Wire (press release) - August 9 at 5:41 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - Business Wire (press release) - August 9 at 5:41 PM logoWhy Capitala Finance Corp. Stock Dropped 14% Today - Motley Fool - August 9 at 5:41 PM logoWhy Capitala Finance Corp. Stock Dropped 14% Today - Motley Fool - August 9 at 5:41 PM logoCapitala Finance's (CPTA) CEO Joe Alala on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 8 at 5:12 PM logoWhy Capitala Finance Corp. Stock Dropped 14% Today - August 8 at 5:12 PM logoEdited Transcript of CPTA earnings conference call or presentation 7-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT - August 8 at 5:12 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp (CPTA) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - August 8 at 12:18 AM logoCapitala Finance reports 2Q loss - August 7 at 10:54 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 7 at 5:52 PM logoCapitala Finance Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 7 at 5:51 PM logoCapitala Group Announces New Hires and Recent Promotions - Business Wire (press release) - July 31 at 5:23 PM



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