NASDAQ:CSWC - Capital Southwest Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$18.73 +0.02 (+0.11 %)
(As of 08/14/2018 06:30 AM ET)
Previous Close$18.71
Today's Range$18.65 - $18.81
52-Week Range$14.85 - $19.38
Volume19,332 shs
Average Volume10,708 shs
Market Capitalization$304.85 million
P/E Ratio18.54
Dividend Yield6.20%
Capital Southwest logoCapital Southwest Corporation is a business development company specializing in credit and private equity and venture capital investments in middle market companies, mezzanine, later stage, mature, late venture, emerging growth, buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. In lower middle market, the firm typically invests in growth financing, bolt-on acquisitions, new platform acquisitions, refinancing, dividend recapitalizations, sponsor-led buyouts, and management buyouts situations. The investment structures are Unitranche debt, subordinated debt, senior debt, first and second lien debt, and preferred and common equity. The firm makes equity co-investments alongside debt investments, up to 20% of total check and only makes non-control investments. It prefers to invest in Industrial manufacturing and services, value-added distribution, healthcare products and services, business services, specialty chemicals, food and beverage, tech-enabled services and SaaS models. The firm seeks to invest in energy services and products, industrial technologies, and specialty chemicals and products. Within energy services and products, the firm seeks to invest in each segment of the industry, including upstream, midstream and downstream, excluding exploration and production with a focus on differentiated products and services, equipment and tool rental, consumable products, and drilling and completion chemicals. Within industrial technologies, it seeks to invest in automation and process controls, handling and packaging equipment, industrial filtration and fluid handling, measurement, monitoring and testing, professional tools, and sensors and instrumentation. Within and specialty chemicals and products, the firm seeks to invest in businesses that develop and manufacture highly differentiated chemicals and products including adhesives, coatings and sealants, catalysts and absorbents, cosmeceuticals, fine chemicals, flavors and fragrances, performance lubricants, polymers, plastics and composites, chemical dispensing and filtration equipment, professional and industrial trade consumables and tools, engineered solutions for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical installations, specified high performance materials for fire protection and oilfield applications. It may also invest in exceptional opportunities in building products. The firm seeks to invest in the United States. The firm seeks to make investments ranging from $5 to $25 million in securities. It seeks to make equity investments up to $5 million and debt investments between $5 million and $20 million and co-invest in transaction size upto $40 million. It prefers to invest in companies with revenues approaching above $10 million, profitable operations, historical growth rate of at least 15 percent per year, EBITDA between $3 million and $50 million. In addition to making direct investments, the firm allocates capital to syndicated first and second lien term loans in the upper middle market. Criteria for Upper Middle Market Syndicated 1st Lien is EBITDA Size more than $30 million, Closing Leverage greater than 4 times, investment hold size between $5 million and $7 million, investment yield greater than 6.5%. Criteria for Upper Middle Market Syndicated 2nd Lien is EBITDA Size more than $50 million, Closing Leverage greater than 6 times, investment hold size between $5 million and $7 million, investment yield greater than 9%. It prefers to take a majority and minority stake. The firm has the flexibility to hold investments for very long period in its portfolio companies. It may also invest through warrants. The firm prefers to take Board participation in its portfolio companies. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded on April 19, 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Investors, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.21
Current Ratio0.29
Quick Ratio0.29


Trailing P/E Ratio18.54
Forward P/E Ratio14.98
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$35.13 million
Price / Sales8.69
Cash Flow$1.0075 per share
Price / Cash18.59
Book Value$19.05 per share
Price / Book0.98


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.01
Net Income$39.30 million
Net Margins118.20%
Return on Equity5.82%
Return on Assets4.28%


Outstanding Shares16,290,000
Market Cap$304.85 million

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Capital Southwest's stock symbol?

Capital Southwest trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CSWC."

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

Capital Southwest declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 26th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.19%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 25th. This is an increase from Capital Southwest's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. View Capital Southwest's Dividend History.

How were Capital Southwest's earnings last quarter?

Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) issued its earnings results on Monday, August, 6th. The asset manager reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.03. The asset manager had revenue of $11.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.92 million. Capital Southwest had a net margin of 118.20% and a return on equity of 5.82%. View Capital Southwest's Earnings History.

When is Capital Southwest's next earnings date?

Capital Southwest is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Capital Southwest.

What price target have analysts set for CSWC?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Capital Southwest's shares. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Capital Southwest's stock price to reach $20.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Capital Southwest.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Capital Southwest?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Capital Southwest in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Capital Southwest.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Capital Southwest stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Capital Southwest stock:
  • 1. National Securities analysts commented, " For fiscal 1Q19 CSWC earned core NII/share of $0.31, matching our estimate and exceeding the base dividend by $0.02/share. The company declared a $0.60/special dividend for the quarter pertaining to the sale of Titan Liner for which the company realized a gain of $18.6 million or $1.15 per diluted share.
     The company is paying a $0.10/share supplemental dividend per quarter on top of the regular dividend per quarter owing to the levels of undistributed taxable income the company has built up which was recently augmented further by Titan Liner. We model the company to realize a gain of $40.8 million from the sale of Media Recovery in fiscal 4Q19 which we expect would lead to a $1.20 special dividend to be declared in fiscal 1Q20.
     CSWC continues to have some of the most conservative underwriting in the sector, in our opinion. The company underwrites all loans as if 2008-2009 recur the next two years and at 6/30/18 its leverage on its UMM book was only 4.0x and the SLF (which is comprised largely of UMM credits) was 3.7x. Many peers underwriting to the UMM typically have leverage closer to 5.0x.
     CSWC’s NAV/share decreased to $18.87 from $19.08 Q/Q largely as a result of the special dividend. We model NAV/share to finish fiscal 2019 at $19.87 in fiscal 4Q19 and fiscal 2020 at $20.09 for economic returns of 15.6% and 17.0%, respectively, for the fiscal years.
     We are revising our fiscal 2019 core NII/share estimate to $1.39 from $1.37 and our fiscal 2020 core NII/share estimate to $1.62 from $1.64 and maintaining our BUY rating and $23 price target." (8/13/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Capital Southwest Corporation is a venture capital investment company whose objective is to achieve capital appreciation through long-term investments in businesses believed to have favorable growth potential. The Company's investments are focused on early-stage financings, expansion financings, management buyouts and recapitalizations in a broad range of industry segments. The portfolio is a composite of companies in which the Company has major interests as well as a number of developing companies and marketable securities of established publicly-owned companies. " (8/9/2018)

Who are some of Capital Southwest's key competitors?

Who are Capital Southwest's key executives?

Capital Southwest's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Bowen S. Diehl, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49)
  • Mr. Michael Scott Sarner, Treasurer, Sec., Director, Chief Compliance Officer & CFO (Age 45)
  • Mr. William M. Ashbaugh, Managing Director (Age 63)
  • Mr. Douglas M. Kelley, Managing Director
  • Mr. Josh Weinstein CFA, Managing Director

Has Capital Southwest been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CSWC stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.91 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Capital Southwest.

Who are Capital Southwest's major shareholders?

Capital Southwest's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Ariel Investments LLC (6.43%), River Road Asset Management LLC (5.20%), First Manhattan Co. (4.22%) and Cove Street Capital LLC (0.10%). Company insiders that own Capital Southwest stock include David R Brooks, Douglas M Kelley, Jack D Furst, John H Wilson, Joseph B Armes, Michael Scott Sarner, Moab Capital Partners Llc, Moab Partners Lp and Thomas Duane Morgan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Capital Southwest.

Which major investors are selling Capital Southwest stock?

CSWC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cove Street Capital LLC, First Manhattan Co. and River Road Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Capital Southwest.

Which major investors are buying Capital Southwest stock?

CSWC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ariel Investments LLC. Company insiders that have bought Capital Southwest stock in the last two years include David R Brooks, Douglas M Kelley, Jack D Furst, John H Wilson, Michael Scott Sarner and Thomas Duane Morgan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Capital Southwest.

How do I buy shares of Capital Southwest?

Shares of CSWC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Capital Southwest's stock price today?

One share of CSWC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.73.

How big of a company is Capital Southwest?

Capital Southwest has a market capitalization of $304.85 million and generates $35.13 million in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $39.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.01 on an earnings per share basis. Capital Southwest employs 19 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Capital Southwest?

Capital Southwest's mailing address is 5400 LYNDON B JOHNSON FREEWAY SUITE 1300, DALLAS TX, 75240. The asset manager can be reached via phone at 214-238-5700 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Capital Southwest (NASDAQ CSWC)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  102 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  94 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  196
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Capital Southwest and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CSWC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CSWC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/14/2018 by Staff

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