Hercules Capital Inc Shares Close in on 52-Week High - Market Mover

The shares closed 1.4% below its 52-week high of $17.98, with trading volume higher than its 30 day average

Jan 14, 2022 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Hercules Capital Inc Shares Close in on 52-Week High - Market Mover
Hercules Capital Inc (HTGC) shares closed today at 1.4% below its 52 week high of $17.98, giving the company a market cap of $2B. The stock is currently up 6.9% year-to-date, up 28.6% over the past 12 months, and up 74.7% over the past five years. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3%, and the S&P 500 fell 0.7%.

Trading Activity

  • Trading volume this week was 9.2% higher than the 20-day average.
  • Beta, a measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market stands at 0.6.

Technical Indicators

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the stock was above 70, indicating it may be overbought.
  • MACD, a trend-following momentum indicator, indicates a downward trend.
  • The stock closed above its Bollinger band, indicating it may be overbought.

Fundamentals & Catalysts

  • Over the past 12 months the company generated $320 million in earnings before interest and taxes from $275 million in revenue. It currently holds $0 in cash and $1 billion in debt.
  • Its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 0 is lower than its current P/E ratio of 6.45, implying that analysts are expecting an increase in earnings.
  • The company's price/earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG Ratio), a widely used indicator of a stock's true value while also factoring in expected earnings growth, currently stands at 0.02. A fairly valued company should have a PEG ratio of 1.0. When a company's PEG exceeds 1.0, it's considered overvalued while a stock with a PEG of less than 1.0 is considered undervalued.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio, which measures the extent to which it finances its operations through debt, currently stands at 1.96 which means it currently has $1.96 of debt for every $1 of equity. Generally speaking, a debt to equity ratio below 1.0 is seen as relatively safe, while ratios of 2.0 or higher would be considered risky. Some industries are known for having much higher debt to equity ratios than others.
  • The company's price-to-book ratio, which measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value, currently stands at 1.49. This means that the stock is trading at a premium of 1 times relative to the company's book value which reflects the total value of a company's assets that shareholders of that company would receive if the company were to be liquidated.
  • The company's price-to-sales ratio, which shows how much the market values every dollar of the company's sales, currently stands at 7.14.
  • The company's enterprise value-to-revenue multiple, which is often used to determine a company's valuation in the case of a potential acquisition, currently stands at 7.14.

P/E

6.45

EBITDA

$320M

P/Book

1.49

Mkt Cap

$2B

P/Sales

7.14

Revenue

$275M

EPS (TTM)

2.68

PEG Ratio

0.02

EV/Revenue

7.14

Total Cash

$0

Debt/Equity

1.96

Forward P/E

0.00

Current Debt

$1B

Gross Profit

$275M

Dividend Date

-

Earnings Date

2022-02-22

Profit Margin

1.16

Revenue/Share

2.38

Total Revenue

$275M

Enterprise Val

$1B

Put/Call Ratio

0.58

Revenue/Employee

0.00

Market Comparative Performance

  • The company's share price is the same as the S&P 500 Index , beats it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5-year basis
  • The company's share price is the same as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , beats it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5-year basis
  • The company share price is the same as the performance of its peers in the Financials industry sector , lags it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5 year basis
NameDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %52-Week H %52-Week L %
Hercules Capital Inc-0.16.928.6-1.829.6
Dow Jones Industrial Average-0.5-0.618.2-1.424.0
S&P 500 Index-1.4-2.223.9-1.629.9
Financials-0.54.833.6-0.542.8

Peer Group Comparative Performance

  • The company's stock price performance year-to-date beats the peer average by 127.1%
  • The company's stock price performance over the past 12 months beats the peer average by 43.5%
  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio, which relates a company's share price to its earnings per share, is 859.1% higher than the average peer.
NameMKT CAP (USD)P/EYTD %Δ1 Yr %Δ52-Week H %52-Week L %
Hercules Capital IncHTGC6.46.928.6-1.829.6
Peer AvgN/A0.73.020.0-3.628.1
Oxford Lane Capital CorpOXLC06.051.8-0.761.7
Oxford Square Capital CorpOXSQ2.76.030.0-10.346.6
OTR Acquisition Corp - Class AOTRA00.1-1.9-3.23.9

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