NYSE:SAR - Saratoga Investment Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.15 -0.24 (-1.03 %)
(As of 09/25/2018 01:31 AM ET)
Previous Close$23.39
Today's Range$23.02 - $23.50
52-Week Range$19.62 - $28.30
Volume85,000 shs
Average Volume31,672 shs
Market Capitalization$174.35 million
P/E Ratio10.20
Dividend Yield8.89%
Saratoga Investment logoSaratoga Investment Corp. is a business development company specializing in leveraged and management buyouts, acquisition financings, growth financings, recapitalization, debt refinancing, and transitional financing transactions at the lower end of middle market companies. It structures its investments as debt and equity by investing through first and second lien loans, mezzanine debt, co-investments, select high yield bonds, senior secured bonds, unsecured bonds, and preferred and common equity. It seeks to invest in the United States. The firm primarily invests $5 million to $20 million in companies having EBITDA of $2 million or greater and revenues of $8 million to $150 million. It invests through direct lending as well as participation in loan syndicates. The firm was formerly known as GSC Investment Corp. Saratoga Investment Corp. is based in New York, New York with an additional office in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Investment advice


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio0.08
Quick Ratio0.08


Trailing P/E Ratio10.20
Forward P/E Ratio10.15
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$38.62 million
Price / Sales4.47
Cash Flow$2.3150 per share
Price / Cash10.00
Book Value$22.97 per share
Price / Book1.01


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.27
Net Income$17.67 million
Net Margins50.76%
Return on Equity10.52%
Return on Assets4.12%


Outstanding Shares7,450,000
Market Cap$174.35 million

Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Saratoga Investment's stock symbol?

Saratoga Investment trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SAR."

How often does Saratoga Investment pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Saratoga Investment?

Saratoga Investment declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share on Thursday, September 27th. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 14th. This is an increase from Saratoga Investment's previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. View Saratoga Investment's Dividend History.

How will Saratoga Investment's stock buyback program work?

Saratoga Investment announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, October 12th 2016, which permits the company to buyback 600,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Saratoga Investment's earnings last quarter?

Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.06. The financial services provider earned $10.49 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.79 million. Saratoga Investment had a net margin of 50.76% and a return on equity of 10.52%. View Saratoga Investment's Earnings History.

When is Saratoga Investment's next earnings date?

Saratoga Investment is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 10th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Saratoga Investment.

What price target have analysts set for SAR?

6 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Saratoga Investment's stock. Their forecasts range from $23.50 to $24.00. On average, they expect Saratoga Investment's stock price to reach $23.8333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Saratoga Investment.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Saratoga Investment?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Saratoga Investment in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Saratoga Investment.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Saratoga Investment stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Saratoga Investment stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Saratoga Investment Corporation, formerly known as GSC Investment Corp., is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in leveraged loans and mezzanine debt issued by U.S. middle-market companies, both through direct lending and through participation in loan syndicates. The Company has been elected to be treated as a business development company. " (9/13/2018)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, " Saratoga issued $35.0 million of seven-year notes with a 6.25% coupon. The overallotment option for the underwriters is 15% of the base deal, which we expect to be taken down in full given the continued demand for yield by market participants combined with the general safety of RIC debt.
     The offering wasn’t a total surprise as on the fiscal 1Q19 earnings call management noted that they were in a good position to issue another baby bond. However, with an unused credit facility, we were surprised the offering came when it did.
     We would have expected the offering to come with a higher revolver balance where the proceeds from the notes could simply be used to pay-down the revolver, thus ensuring there would be less of a temporary drag on earnings.
     Reading between the lines, we think management likely believes spreads will widen from here (a sentiment we certainly agree with) and that it would benefit them to lock in unsecured notes for seven years at an attractive coupon.
     We expect that prepayment activity during fiscal 2Q19 will be muted and thus lead to lower fee income and acceleration of unamortized OID. Additionally, we think the company will not be able to deploy all of the capital prior to the close of the quarter (recall there was an equity offering as well) and there is not a revolver balance to pay-down. We think that these factors mean earnings will be a bit lighter in fiscal 2Q19.
     We are revising our fiscal 2019 adjusted NII/share estimate to $2.27 from $2.29 and our fiscal 2020 adjusted NII/share estimate to $2.24 from $2.20 and maintaining our NEUTRAL rating and $24 price target." (8/23/2018)

Who are some of Saratoga Investment's key competitors?

Who are Saratoga Investment's key executives?

Saratoga Investment's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Christian L. Oberbeck, Chairman & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Michael J. Grisius, Pres & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Henri J. Steenkamp, Chief Compliance Officer, Sec., Treasurer & CFO (Age 42)
  • Rochelle Kracoff, Investor Contact
  • Mr. Joseph Burkhart, Managing Director of Bus. Devel.

Who are Saratoga Investment's major shareholders?

Saratoga Investment's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware (0.55%), Weber Alan W (0.23%), Belpointe Asset Management LLC (0.21%), Ahrens Investment Partners LLC (0.11%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.08%). Company insiders that own Saratoga Investment stock include Christian L Oberbeck and Elizabeth Oberbeck. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Saratoga Investment.

Which major investors are selling Saratoga Investment stock?

SAR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Belpointe Asset Management LLC and Macquarie Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Saratoga Investment.

Which major investors are buying Saratoga Investment stock?

SAR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Weber Alan W, Ahrens Investment Partners LLC and Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware. View Insider Buying and Selling for Saratoga Investment.

How do I buy shares of Saratoga Investment?

Shares of SAR 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 Saratoga Investment's stock price today?

One share of SAR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.15.

How big of a company is Saratoga Investment?

Saratoga Investment has a market capitalization of $174.35 million and generates $38.62 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $17.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.27 on an earnings per share basis.

What is Saratoga Investment's official website?

The official website for Saratoga Investment is http://www.saratogainvestmentcorp.com.

How can I contact Saratoga Investment?

Saratoga Investment's mailing address is 535 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY, 10022. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 212-906-7800 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Saratoga Investment (NYSE SAR)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  142 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  176 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  318
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Saratoga Investment and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SAR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SAR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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