Analysts forecast that Golub Capital BDC Inc (NASDAQ:GBDC) will report $0.32 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for Golub Capital BDC’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.33 and the lowest is $0.32. Golub Capital BDC also posted earnings per share of $0.32 in the same quarter last year. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, November 19th.

On average, analysts expect that Golub Capital BDC will report full year earnings of $1.27 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.26 to $1.29. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $1.30 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.29 to $1.30. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Golub Capital BDC.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The investment management company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.01). Golub Capital BDC had a net margin of 60.34% and a return on equity of 7.92%. The company had revenue of $38.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. Golub Capital BDC’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on GBDC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 26th. Finally, National Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a report on Monday, August 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.67.

Shares of NASDAQ GBDC traded down $0.18 during trading on Monday, hitting $18.64. 112,170 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 160,180. Golub Capital BDC has a fifty-two week low of $17.35 and a fifty-two week high of $19.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.91, a P/E/G ratio of 7.36 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a current ratio of 2.22, a quick ratio of 2.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th. Golub Capital BDC’s payout ratio is presently 102.40%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Golub Capital BDC by 310.9% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 5,715 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 4,324 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of Golub Capital BDC by 62.2% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 8,146 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 3,123 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Golub Capital BDC during the first quarter worth about $185,000. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Golub Capital BDC during the first quarter worth about $195,000. Finally, Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Golub Capital BDC during the first quarter worth about $212,000. 36.95% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Golub Capital BDC

Golub Capital BDC, Inc is a business development company and operates as an externally managed closed-end non-diversified management investment company. It invests in debt and minority equity investments in middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. The company seeks to invest in the United States.

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