Analysts Expect Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC) to Report EPS of $0.30

Wall Street brokers expect Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC – Get a rating) will post earnings per share of $0.30 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made earnings estimates for Golub Capital BDC. Golub Capital BDC posted earnings of $0.29 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive growth rate of 3.4% year over year. The company is due to announce its next earnings report on Monday, January 1.

On average, analysts expect Golub Capital BDC to report annual earnings of $1.21 per share for the current year. For next year, analysts expect the company to post earnings of $1.23 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.20 to $1.28. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts who provide coverage for Golub Capital BDC.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ: GBDC – Get a rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10. The investment management firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.27 for the quarter, missing analyst consensus estimates of $0.31 per ($0.04). Golub Capital BDC achieved a return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 86.36%. The company posted revenue of $85.90 million for the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $92.16 million. In the same period a year earlier, the company posted earnings per share of $0.29. The company’s revenue was down 0.8% year over year.

The GBDC has been the subject of several recent research reports. launched a hedge on Golub Capital BDC shares in a research note on Thursday, March 31. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. TheStreet upgraded Golub Capital BDC shares from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a Wednesday, June 1 research report. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a Wednesday, April 13 research report. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company raised its price target on Golub Capital BDC shares from $17.00 to $17.50 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a Monday, April 25 research report. Two research analysts gave the stock a hold rating and two gave the company a buy rating. According to MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.17.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently changed their holdings in the company. Total Clarity Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in Golub Capital BDC during the fourth quarter, valued at approximately $28,000. Spire Wealth Management bought a new position in Golub Capital BDC during the fourth quarter, valued at around $28,000. Clearstead Advisors LLC bought a new position in Golub Capital BDC during the first quarter worth approximately $30,000. Future Financial Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Golub Capital BDC during the fourth quarter worth approximately $35,000. Finally, Neo Ivy Capital Management acquired a new position in Golub Capital BDC during the fourth quarter worth approximately $36,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 44.01% of the company’s shares.

Golub Capital BDC stock traded down $0.01 at midday on Friday, hitting $13.60. The company’s shares had a trading volume of 87,266 shares, compared to an average volume of 1,232,090. The company has a debt ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 4.55 and a quick ratio of 4 .55. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.32 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 8.14 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $14.72 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.15. Golub Capital BDC has a 12 month minimum of $13.55 and a 12 month maximum of $16.23.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 29. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 3 will receive a dividend of $0.30. The ex-date of this dividend is Thursday, June 2. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.20 and a dividend yield of 8.82%. Golub Capital BDC’s dividend payout ratio is currently 71.86%.

Company Profile Golub Capital BDC (Get a rating)

Golub Capital BDC, Inc (GBDC) is a business development company and operates as an externally managed non-diversified closed-end investment company. It invests in debt securities and minority stakes in middle market companies which are, in most cases, sponsored by private investors.

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