Golub Capital Bdc: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Golub Capital Bdc (NASDAQ:GBDC) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Golub Capital BDC Inc is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company invests in debt and minority equity investments. Golub will also invest in senior secured loans that range between $10 million and $25 million.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Golub Capital Bdc Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.31 per share on revenues of $18.99 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.33 to a profit $0.32. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.29, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Golub Capital Bdc has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 33.34 33.15 39.15 57.86
Diluted EPS ($) 1.482 1.09 1.31

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 12.48 14.35 14.81 16.22 18.59
Diluted EPS ($) 0.28 0.48 0.21 0.3407 0.33

Past Performance:
Golub Capital Bdc has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)