Contrasting of Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS) and Gladstone Capital Corporation – (NASDAQ:GLADN)

As Asset Management companies, Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) and Gladstone Capital Corporation – (NASDAQ:GLADN) are our subject to contrast. And more specifically their institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fidus Investment Corporation 71.28M 4.97 49.88M 1.92 7.17
Gladstone Capital Corporation – 46.63M 5.45 7.78M 1.28 19.58

Table 1 demonstrates Fidus Investment Corporation and Gladstone Capital Corporation -‘s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Gladstone Capital Corporation – seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to Fidus Investment Corporation. The business with a lower P/E ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. Fidus Investment Corporation’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of Gladstone Capital Corporation -, which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 represents Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) and Gladstone Capital Corporation – (NASDAQ:GLADN)’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fidus Investment Corporation 69.98% 0% 0%
Gladstone Capital Corporation – 16.68% 0% 0%


Fidus Investment Corporation shareholders receive an annual dividend of $1.56 per share which is subject to 10.96% dividend yield. The dividend yield for Gladstone Capital Corporation – is 3.31% while its annual dividend payout is $0.84 per share.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Fidus Investment Corporation and Gladstone Capital Corporation – has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 29.5% and 13.6%. Insiders held roughly 1.26% of Fidus Investment Corporation’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Fidus Investment Corporation -1.85% -2.34% -6.24% -3.63% -12.31% -8.9%
Gladstone Capital Corporation – 0.2% -0.21% -1.42% -1.11% -2.53% -3.29%

For the past year Fidus Investment Corporation’s stock price has bigger decline than Gladstone Capital Corporation -.


On 9 of the 12 factors Fidus Investment Corporation beats Gladstone Capital Corporation -.

Fidus Investment Corporation is a business development company specializing in leveraged buyouts, refinancings, change of ownership transactions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, mezzanine, growth capital, business expansion, lower middle market investments, debt investments, subordinated and second lien loans, senior secured and unitranche debt, preferred equity, warrants, subordinated debt, senior subordinated notes, junior secured loans, and unitranche loans. It does not invest in turnarounds or distressed situations. The fund prefers to invest in aerospace and defense, business services, consumer products and services including retail, food, and beverage, healthcare products and services, industrial products and services, information technology services, niche manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and value-added distribution sectors. It seeks to invest in companies based in United States. The fund typically invests between $5 million and $15 million per transaction in companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $150 million and an annual EBITDA between $3 million and $20 million, but it can occasionally invest in larger or smaller companies. It seeks to acquire minority equity stakes and board observation rights in conjunction with its investments.