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NYSE:HTGC

Hercules Capital - HTGC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$15.79
+0.28 (+1.81%)
(As of 08/12/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$15.51
$15.91
50-Day Range
$12.82
$16.13
52-Week Range
$12.61
$19.09
Volume
857,760 shs
Average Volume
1.09 million shs
Market Capitalization
$2.01 billion
P/E Ratio
143.56
Dividend Yield
9.03%
Price Target
$17.38

Hercules Capital MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.0% Upside
$17.38 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
5.60% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
-0.22mentions of Hercules Capital in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$5,981 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.56%
From $1.35 to $1.56 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.13 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

633rd out of 918 stocks

Investment Offices, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

3rd out of 13 stocks

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About Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) Stock

Hercules Capital, Inc. is a business development company. The firm specializing in providing venture debt, debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at all stages of development from startups, to expansion stage including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies that require additional capital to fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancing and established-stage companies. The firm provides growth capital financing solutions for capital extension; management buy-out and corporate spin-out financing solutions; company, asset specific, or intellectual property acquisition financing; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international corporate expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It provides asset-based financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans or leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory. The firm also provides bridge financing to IPO or mergers and acquisitions or technology acquisition; dividend recapitalizations and other sources of investor liquidity; cash flow financing to protect against share price volatility; competitor acquisition; pre-IPO financing for extra cash on the balance sheet; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; short-term bridge financing; and strategic and intellectual property acquisition financings. It also focuses on customized financing solutions, emerging growth, mid venture, and late venture financing. The firm invests primarily in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. The firm generally seeks to invest in companies that have been operating for at least six to 12 months prior to the date of their investment. It prefers to invest in technology, energy technology, sustainable and renewable technology, and life sciences. Within technology the firm focuses on advanced specialty materials and chemicals; communication and networking, consumer and business products; consumer products and services, digital media and consumer internet; electronics and computer hardware; enterprise software and services; gaming; healthcare services; information services; business services; media, content and information; mobile; resource management; security software; semiconductors; semiconductors and hardware; and software sector. Within energy technology, it invests in agriculture; clean technology; energy and renewable technology, fuels and power technology; geothermal; smart grid and energy efficiency and monitoring technologies; solar; and wind. Within life sciences, the firm invests in biopharmaceuticals; biotechnology tools; diagnostics; drug discovery, development and delivery; medical devices and equipment; surgical devices; therapeutics; pharma services; and specialty pharmaceuticals. It also invests in educational services. The firm invests primarily in United States based companies and considers investment in the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic regions, Southeast and Midwest; particularly in the areas of software, biotech and information services. The firm prefers to invest between $10 million to $250 million in equity per transactions. It invests generally between $1 million to $40 million in companies focused primarily on business services, communications, electronics, hardware, and healthcare services. The firm invests primarily in private companies but also have investments in public companies. For equity investments, the firm seeks to represent a controlling interest in its portfolio companies which may exceed 25% of the voting securities of such companies. The firm seeks to invest a limited portion of its assets in equipment-based loans to early-stage prospective portfolio companies. These loans are generally for amounts up to $3 million but may be up to $15 million for certain energy technology venture investments. The firm allows certain debt investments have the right to convert a portion of the debt investment into equity. It also co-invests with other private equity firms. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offering, a private sale of equity interest to a third party, a merger or an acquisition of the company or a purchase of the equity position by the company or one of its stockholders. The firm has structured debt with warrants which typically have maturities of between two and seven years with an average of three years; senior debt with an investment horizon of less than three years; equipment loans with an investment horizon ranging from three to four years; and equity related securities with an investment horizon ranging from three to seven years. The firm prefers to invest through its balance sheet capital. The firm formerly known as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. Hercules Capital, Inc. was founded in December 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; Westport, Connecticut; Elmhurst, Illinois; Santa Monica, California; McLean, Virginia; New York, New York; Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Washington, District of Columbia and London, United Kingdom.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities analysts recently commented on HTGC shares. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their price objective on Hercules Capital from $18.50 to $19.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Oppenheimer lowered Hercules Capital from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $18.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, July 29th. StockNews.com lowered Hercules Capital from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Monday, June 20th. TheStreet lowered Hercules Capital from a "b" rating to a "c-" rating in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Finally, JMP Securities dropped their price target on Hercules Capital from $19.00 to $18.00 and set a "market outperform" rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $17.38.

Hercules Capital Stock Up 1.8 %

Shares of NYSE:HTGC traded up $0.28 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $15.79. 857,760 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,088,331. The company has a market cap of $2.01 billion, a PE ratio of 143.56 and a beta of 1.36. Hercules Capital has a one year low of $12.61 and a one year high of $19.09. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $14.27 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $16.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 3.84 and a current ratio of 3.84.

Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by ($0.01). Hercules Capital had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 4.86%. The company had revenue of $72.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.41 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.32 EPS. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Hercules Capital will post 1.35 EPS for the current year.

Hercules Capital Increases Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 8th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.67%. This is an increase from Hercules Capital's previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. Hercules Capital's dividend payout ratio is 1,272.84%.

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HTGC Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/24 Dividend
5/16/2022
Dividend Payable
5/24/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/16 Dividend
8/08/2022
Today
8/13/2022
Dividend Payable
8/16/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Investment offices, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
42709650
Employees
90
Year Founded
2003

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$17.38
High Stock Price Forecast
$19.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$15.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$174.15 million
Pretax Margin
55.14%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$280.98 million
Cash Flow
$1.38 per share
Book Value
$10.44 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
125,458,000
Market Cap
$2.01 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.36

Key Executives

  • Mr. Scott Bluestein (Age 44)
    CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Pres & Director
    Comp: $3.96M
  • Mr. Seth Hardy Meyer (Age 53)
    CFO & Chief Accounting Officer
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Mr. Christian Follmann (Age 39)
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Steve Kuo (Age 47)
    Sr. MD & Group Head of Technology
  • Mr. Michael W. Hara
    Managing Director of Investor Relations & Corp. Communications
  • Ms. Kiersten Zaza Botelho (Age 36)
    Gen. Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Kate Kinlin
    VP of HR
  • Mr. Roy Y. Liu (Age 61)
    Managing Director
  • Mr. R. Bryan Jadot (Age 58)
    Sr. MD & Group Head of Life Sciences
  • Mr. Michael Bowden
    Managing Director of Portfolio Management













HTGC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Hercules Capital stock right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hercules Capital in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" HTGC shares.
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What is Hercules Capital's stock price forecast for 2022?

8 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Hercules Capital's shares. Their HTGC share price forecasts range from $15.00 to $19.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $17.38 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have HTGC shares performed in 2022?

Hercules Capital's stock was trading at $16.59 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, HTGC shares have decreased by 4.8% and is now trading at $15.79.
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Are investors shorting Hercules Capital?

Hercules Capital saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 7,130,000 shares, an increase of 6.6% from the July 15th total of 6,690,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,450,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.9 days.
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When is Hercules Capital's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
View our HTGC earnings forecast
.

How were Hercules Capital's earnings last quarter?

Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $72.12 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72.41 million. Hercules Capital had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 4.86%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.32 EPS.

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

Hercules Capital announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Tuesday, August 16th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.67%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 8th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.33.
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Is Hercules Capital a good dividend stock?

Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 9.03%. HTGC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 1,272.84%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, HTGC will have a dividend payout ratio of 89.74% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for HTGC.

What is Scott Bluestein's approval rating as Hercules Capital's CEO?

3 employees have rated Hercules Capital Chief Executive Officer Scott Bluestein on Glassdoor.com. Scott Bluestein has an approval rating of 71% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Hercules Capital own?

What is Hercules Capital's stock symbol?

Hercules Capital trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HTGC."

Who are Hercules Capital's major shareholders?

Hercules Capital's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sound Income Strategies LLC (1.71%), Van ECK Associates Corp (1.40%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.54%), S&T Bank PA (0.51%), Leeward Investments LLC MA (0.52%) and Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC (0.52%). Insiders that own company stock include Carol L Foster, Christian Follmann, Gayle A Crowell, Scott Bluestein, Thomas J Fallon and Wade Loo.
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How do I buy shares of Hercules Capital?

Shares of HTGC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Hercules Capital's stock price today?

One share of HTGC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.79.

How much money does Hercules Capital make?

Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion and generates $280.98 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $174.15 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.11 on an earnings per share basis.

When was Hercules Capital founded?

Hercules Capital was founded in 2003.

How can I contact Hercules Capital?

Hercules Capital's mailing address is 400 HAMILTON AVE SUITE 310, PALO ALTO CA, 94301. The official website for the company is www.htgc.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (650) 289-3060, via email at mhara@htgc.com, or via fax at 650-473-9194.

This page (NYSE:HTGC) was last updated on 8/13/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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