Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. More Details
Share Price & News
How has Ares Capital's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ARCC is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ARCC's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Capital Markets
1 Year Return
US Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: ARCC underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 71.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ARCC underperformed the US Market which returned 50.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ares Capital's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Ares Capital undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ARCC ($19.04) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($24.75)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ARCC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ARCC is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.5x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (16.1x).
PE vs Market: ARCC is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.5x) compared to the US market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ARCC's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ARCC is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (67.9x).
How is Ares Capital forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ARCC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-22.2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: ARCC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-22.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ARCC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ARCC's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ARCC's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ARCC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Ares Capital performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ARCC has a large one-off gain of $783.0M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ARCC became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ARCC's earnings have grown by 6.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ARCC has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ARCC has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (34.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ARCC's Return on Equity (19.2%) is considered low.
How is Ares Capital's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ARCC's short term assets ($456.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($309.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: ARCC's short term assets ($456.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($8.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ARCC's debt to equity ratio (104.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ARCC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 76.9% to 104.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ARCC's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: ARCC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.4x coverage).
What is Ares Capital current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ARCC's dividend (8.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: ARCC's dividend (8.4%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ARCC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ARCC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34.6%), ARCC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: ARCC's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (90.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Robert DeVeer (47 yo)
Mr. Robert Kipp DeVeer, III, serves as Director of Ares Management Corporation since February 13, 2020. Mr. DeVeer is Director at Ares Capital Corporation since 2015 and has also been its Chief Executive O...
Experienced Management: ARCC's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ARCC's board of directors are considered experienced (8.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.5%.
Ares Capital Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ares Capital Corporation
- Ticker: ARCC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$8.327b
- Shares outstanding: 437.36m
- Website: https://www.arescapitalcorp.com
- Ares Capital Corporation
- 245 Park Avenue
- 44th Floor
- New York
- New York
- United States
Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle marke...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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