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Capital Southwest NasdaqGS:CSWC Stock Report

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29 Sep, 2022


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CSWC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health2/6

CSWC Stock Overview

Capital 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.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Capital Southwest
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$16.79
52 Week HighUS$28.41
52 Week LowUS$16.70
1 Month Change-14.82%
3 Month Change-10.60%
1 Year Change-33.32%
3 Year Change-20.39%
5 Year Change-4.11%
Change since IPO176.95%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 20

Capital Southwest raises 4% to $0.52/shares

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) declares $0.52/share quarterly dividend, 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.50. Forward yield 11.61% Payable Dec. 30; for shareholders of record Dec. 15; ex-div Dec. 14. See CSWC Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.

Sep 13

Capital Southwest goes ex-dividend tomorrow

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) had declared $0.50/share quarterly dividend, 4.2% increase from prior dividend of $0.48. Payable Sept. 30; for shareholders of record Sept. 15; ex-div Sept. 14. See CSWC Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.

Aug 19

Capital Southwest: 9% Yield, Dividend Hike, Strong Fiscal Q1 Earnings

CSWC yields 9.42%; management raised the next quarter's regular dividend to $.50. CSWC benefits from rising rates. Fiscal Q1 (Quarter ending 6/30/22) earnings surged. Total investment income up 21%, NII up 37%, NII/share up 14%. Looking for investments which leverage rising rates? Take a look at the BDC industry, where certain companies' investments are mostly floating rate, while their liabilities are fixed rate. Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) is a good example of this beneficial situation - 98% of its investments have floating rates. Management estimates that the company will gain $.25/share in NII for a 100 basis point rise in rates. 89% of CSWC's investments in companies are co-sponsored by hedge funds and venture funds, which also give support to these companies during tough times, such as during the pandemic lockdowns. CSWC site Profile: CSWC is an internally managed BDC, specializing in credit and private equity and venture capital investments in lower and middle market companies with EBITDA between $3M and ~$20M; and leverage of 2X to 4X Debt/EBITDA through CSWC's debt position. Holdings: Management added 3 companies to the portfolio in Fiscal Q1 (Quarter ending 6/30/22), which raised the total fair value by 8.6%, to $954M. 1st Lien fair value increased from 84.2% to 85.4%, with 2nd Lien decreasing to 5.1%. The companies' average yield was steady, at 9.3%, as was their leverage, at 4X. CSWC site In addition to its controlled investments, CSWC also manages a JV - its I-45 Senior Loan Fund ("I-45 SLF"), in partnership with Main Street Capital. As of 6/30/22, that portfolio held ~$173.5M in debt investments in 39 companies, with an average issuer EBITDA of ~$78M, and a 6.1% LIBOR spread: CSWC site Management increased CSWC's exposure to Media & Entertainment from 5% to 11% in Fiscal Q1 (Quarter ending 6/30/22). Business Services dropped 200 basis points, from 13% in the previous quarter, to 11% during Fiscal Q1 (Quarter ending 6/30/22). Healthcare also dropped 100 basis points to 9%, while Consumer Products & Retail fell 1%, to 9%. Overall, CSWC's industry exposure looks diverse. CSWC site Portfolio Ratings: CSWC's management reviews and rates its holdings quarterly, using a 4-tier system, with 1 being the highest rating, and 4 being the lowest. As of 6/30/22, ~95% of CSWC's holdings were in the top 2 tiers, stable vs. the quarter ending 3/31/22. There was 1 loan downgraded in the quarter, worth $2.2M, just 0.3% of the portfolio. There are 4 debt investments currently on non-accrual with a fair value of $16.6M, representing ~1.6% of the total investment portfolio, with 1 additional debt investment placed on non-accrual during the quarter. On 7/1/22, one of the non-accruing loans with a fair market value of ~$13M was restructured- CSWC took an equity position as a portion of its debt, giving it more participation in a company turnaround. CSWC site Earnings: Fiscal Q1 (Quarter ending 6/30/22) earnings were strong, with total Investment Income up 21%, NII up over 37%, and NII/share up ~14%. That follows on CSWC's strong fiscal year ending 3/31/22 growth, which had similar double-digit gains in total Investment Income, NII, and NII/share. The share count jumped 20% in Fiscal Q1 (Quarter ending 6/30/22) vs. a year ago. CSWC sold 2,262,852 shares of its common stock during the quarter, under its Equity ATM Program at a weighted-average price of $20.66/share, raising $46.8 million of gross proceeds. Hidden Dividend Stocks Plus New Business: CSWC originated $148.3M in new commitments in Fiscal Q1 (Quarter ending 6/30/22), consisting of investments in six new portfolio companies totaling $139M, and add-on commitments in eight portfolio companies totaling $9.3M. It also received full prepayments on 3 debt investments totaling $47.9M, with a weighted average IRR on the exits of 19.6%; and proceeds from the sale of 1 equity investment totaling $1.7M. Dividends: At its 8/17/22 closing price of $20.38, CSWC yields 9.42%. Although there was no $.15 supplemental dividend declared, management did raise the regular dividend by 4%, from $.48 to $.50. It goes ex-dividend on 9/14/22, with a 9/30/22 pay date. CSWC has one of the best dividend growth rates in the BDC industry, growing from $1.16 in 2016 to $2.56 in 2021. Hidden Dividend Stocks Plus In addition to growing its regular quarterly dividends, CSWC has also paid many smaller supplemental dividends and some occasional large special dividends. CSWC's trailing pre-tax NII/regular dividend coverage factor is 1.05X, as of 6/30/22. It had $.15 in Undistributed Taxable Income/Share, as of 6/30/22. CSWC site Profitability & Leverage: CSWC's ROA, ROE, and EBIT Margin all improved a bit during the past year and remained above BDC industry averages. Its Debt/NAV rose, as management increased the investment portfolio, and is in line with industry averages. Hidden Dividend Stocks Plus The Asset/Debt ratio was slightly lower this quarter, as was the EBIT/Interest coverage ratio. Hidden Dividend Stocks Plus Debt & Liquidity: As of 6/30/22, CSWC had $18.8M in unrestricted cash and money market balances, $161.3M in available borrowings under the Credit Facility. It has no debt maturities until January 2026, when $140M in Notes come due. Its two credit facilities also come due in 2026: CSWC site

Shareholder Returns

CSWCUS Capital MarketsUS Market

Return vs Industry: CSWC underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned -23.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CSWC underperformed the US Market which returned -20.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CSWC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CSWC volatility
CSWC Average Weekly Movement3.6%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement0.4%
Market Average Movement6.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: CSWC is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CSWC's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

196123Bowen Diehl

Capital 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.

Capital Southwest Corporation Fundamentals Summary

How do Capital Southwest's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CSWC fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$462.24m
Earnings (TTM)US$30.18m
Revenue (TTM)US$86.18m


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CSWC income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$0
Gross ProfitUS$86.18m
Other ExpensesUS$56.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.10
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin35.02%
Debt/Equity Ratio127.6%

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Does CSWC pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy CSWC by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Capital Southwest dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateDec 14 2022
Dividend Pay DateDec 30 2022
Days until Ex dividend75 days
Days until Dividend pay date91 days

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