NASDAQ:GARS - Garrison Capital Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$7.45 +0.06 (+0.81 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 02:56 PM ET)
Previous Close$7.39
Today's Range$7.40 - $7.46
52-Week Range$6.03 - $8.95
Volume924 shs
Average Volume22,541 shs
Market Capitalization$119.57 million
P/E Ratio6.96
Dividend Yield12.35%
Garrison Capital Inc. is a business development company specializing in investments primarily in the debt and equity of middle market companies. It seeks to invest in first lien senior secured loans, second lien senior secured loans, “one-stop” senior secured or “unitranche” loans, subordinated or mezzanine loans, unsecured consumer loans and to a lesser extent, selected equity co-investments in middle-market companies, warrants and minority equity securities in United States middle-market companies. The fund focuses on consumer loans, capital market activities, traditional direct lending but at times may purchase loans in the secondary market or make special situation investments. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $25 million in equity and between $10 million and $25 million in debt per transaction primarily in debt securities and loans with annual EBITDA between $5 million and $30 million, annual revenue between $50 million and $200 million. Its investments typically range in maturity from one to six years.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Investors, not elsewhere classified
Current SymbolNASDAQ:GARS



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$36.62 million
Cash Flow$1.0192 per share
Book Value$11.69 per share


Net Income$6.22 million


Market Cap$119.57 million

Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garrison Capital's stock symbol?

Garrison Capital trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "GARS."

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

Garrison Capital declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Friday, December 21st. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th. View Garrison Capital's Dividend History.

How were Garrison Capital's earnings last quarter?

Garrison Capital Inc (NASDAQ:GARS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The investment management company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.28 by $0.05. The investment management company had revenue of $9.31 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.78 million. Garrison Capital had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 25.90%. View Garrison Capital's Earnings History.

When is Garrison Capital's next earnings date?

Garrison Capital is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Garrison Capital.

What price target have analysts set for GARS?

2 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Garrison Capital's stock. Their predictions range from $11.00 to $12.00. On average, they anticipate Garrison Capital's share price to reach $11.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 54.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Garrison Capital.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Garrison Capital?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Garrison Capital in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Garrison Capital.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Garrison Capital stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Garrison Capital stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Garrison Capital Inc. is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company's investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by making investments primarily in debt securities and loans of the United States-based middle-market companies, which it defines as those having annual earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation, or EBITDA of certain amount. It invests or provides direct lending in first lien senior secured loans, second lien senior secured loans, one-stop senior secured loans or unitranche loans, subordinated or mezzanine loans, unsecured consumer loans and to a lesser extent, selected equity co-investments in middle-market companies. The Company intends to generate risk-adjusted net returns by assembling a portfolio of investments. The Company's investments include debt investments, preferred and minority equity investments (equity) of diversified companies and a portfolio of unsecured small balance consumer loans. " (1/15/2019)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, " Garrison earned adjusted NII/share of $0.23 for 3Q18, five cents below our estimate and the quarterly dividend. The quarterly dividend was subsequently reduced to $0.23/share for 4Q18. We note that while we had expected the dividend to be maintained, we thought it would be done with fee waivers until it was able to be earned with a resumption of the incentive fee (slated to begin again in 4Q18).
     We think the new dividend level reflects a view that spread compression will continue unabated and that there will be more purchases of syndicated loans going forward. While we expect spread widening from 1Q19-3Q19, we understand the rationale for setting the dividend at a level that doesn’t anticipate this. Additionally, we think a much higher concentration of UMM deals in the portfolio bodes well for NAV stability going forward.
     Garrison received shareholder approval to reduce asset coverage to 150% (regulatory D/E of 2.00x) from 200% (regulatory D/E of 1.00x). Additionally, on 9/21/18 the company reset its CLO and obtained a 97 bps weighted average reduction in the spread over LIBOR, by our calculations. The company was also able to put $50.0 million as a revolver and retain the B tranche ($36.5 million), thus removing the need to deploy all of the new commitments in 4Q18 or be faced with a drag on earnings.
     We are revising our 2018 adjusted NII/share estimate to $1.04 from $1.15 and our 2019 adjusted NII/share estimate to $1.04 from $1.21. We maintaining our BUY rating and our $11 price target. Shares closed 11/9/18 at 71% of NAV despite one portfolio company comprising 2.4% of the portfolio at cost being on non-accrual status." (11/12/2018)
  • 3. Maxim Group analysts commented, "GARS reported 2Q18 EPS of $0.18 versus its dividend of $0.28, so NAV was down 0.9%, to $11.44. We are maintaining our 2018 dividend estimate of $1.12, representing a yield of 13.3%, covered by earnings in the remaining two quarters of 2018. Earnings should be helped by the 4Q18 refinancing of GARS’ CLO. As GARS has now resolved most of its legacy problem loans, we are now valuing it closer to peers that have not encountered difficulties. Our price target of $11 equates to 0.96x NAV, a discount to the 1.0x NAV level at which we believe well-performing BDCs should trade in the current environment." (8/9/2018)

Has Garrison Capital been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about GARS stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Garrison Capital earned a media sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the investment management company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Garrison Capital's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Garrison Capital own?

Who are Garrison Capital's key executives?

Garrison Capital's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Joseph B. Tansey, Chairman & CEO (Age 46)
  • Mr. Brian Steven Chase, Treasurer & CFO (Age 41)
  • Ms. Michelle Rancic, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 40)
  • Mr. Daniel Hahn, Controller

Who are Garrison Capital's major shareholders?

Garrison Capital's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Advisors Asset Management Inc. (1.77%), Stilwell Value LLC (0.70%), Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC (0.57%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.56%), Two Sigma Investments LP (0.29%) and Two Sigma Advisers LP (0.23%). Company insiders that own Garrison Capital stock include Brian S Chase, Cecil E Martin Jr, Joseph Bertrand Tansey and Joseph Morea. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Garrison Capital.

Which major investors are selling Garrison Capital stock?

GARS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Advisors Asset Management Inc., Nuveen Fund Advisors LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Two Sigma Advisers LP and Two Sigma Investments LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Garrison Capital.

Which major investors are buying Garrison Capital stock?

GARS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Stilwell Value LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Stephens Inc. AR, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., National Asset Management Inc. and Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Garrison Capital stock in the last two years include Brian S Chase, Cecil E Martin Jr, Joseph Bertrand Tansey and Joseph Morea. View Insider Buying and Selling for Garrison Capital.

How do I buy shares of Garrison Capital?

Shares of GARS 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 Garrison Capital's stock price today?

One share of GARS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.45.

How big of a company is Garrison Capital?

Garrison Capital has a market capitalization of $119.57 million and generates $36.62 million in revenue each year. The investment management company earns $6.22 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.07 on an earnings per share basis. Garrison Capital employs 71 workers across the globe.

What is Garrison Capital's official website?

The official website for Garrison Capital is

How can I contact Garrison Capital?

Garrison Capital's mailing address is 1290 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS SUITE 914, NEW YORK NY, 10104. The investment management company can be reached via phone at 212-372-9590.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Garrison Capital (NASDAQ GARS)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  228 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  243 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  471
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This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by Staff

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