Brokerages Anticipate Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) to Announce $0.22 EPS
Equities research analysts predict that Alcentra Capital Corp (NASDAQ:ABDC) will announce $0.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Alcentra Capital’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.20 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.24. Alcentra Capital reported earnings per share of $0.27 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 18.5%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 6th.
On average, analysts expect that Alcentra Capital will report full year earnings of $0.82 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.78 to $0.84. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $0.84 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.81 to $0.87. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Alcentra Capital.
Alcentra Capital (NASDAQ:ABDC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 11th. The asset manager reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $6.98 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.62 million. Alcentra Capital had a return on equity of 9.24% and a net margin of 19.06%.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 29th were given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.23%. Alcentra Capital’s payout ratio is 71.29%.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in Alcentra Capital in the 4th quarter valued at $90,000. Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in Alcentra Capital in the 4th quarter valued at $107,000. Squarepoint Ops LLC bought a new position in Alcentra Capital in the 4th quarter valued at $165,000. Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new position in Alcentra Capital in the 4th quarter valued at $265,000. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp boosted its position in Alcentra Capital by 73.1% in the 3rd quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 69,744 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $417,000 after buying an additional 29,458 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 29.83% of the company’s stock.
Alcentra Capital Company Profile
Alcentra Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in investments in lower middle-market companies. The fund seeks to invest in healthcare, business services, defense, government services, telecom and technology, media, infrastructure maintenance and logistics, and oil and gas services sector.
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