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Hercules Capital, Inc.
Index- P/E5.88 EPS (ttm)2.80 Insider Own1.26% Shs Outstand115.74M Perf Week-0.66%
Market Cap1.91B Forward P/E11.76 EPS next Y1.40 Insider Trans-5.20% Shs Float113.37M Perf Month-7.32%
Income- PEG1.18 EPS next Q0.33 Inst Own28.65% Short Float1.68% Perf Quarter-2.16%
Sales283.84M P/S6.71 EPS this Y-7.20% Inst Trans- Short Ratio2.71 Perf Half Y-4.37%
Book/sh11.48 P/B1.43 EPS next Y8.50% ROA- Target Price18.58 Perf Year19.95%
Cash/sh- P/C- EPS next 5Y5.00% ROE- 52W Range13.35 - 18.13 Perf YTD15.88%
Dividend1.32 P/FCF- EPS past 5Y5.37% ROI- 52W High-9.20% Beta-
Dividend %8.02% Quick Ratio- Sales past 5Y- Gross Margin- 52W Low23.32% ATR0.24
Employees82 Current Ratio- Sales Q/Q-0.20% Oper. Margin- RSI (14)32.14 Volatility1.46% 1.31%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq- EPS Q/Q-45.30% Profit Margin- Rel Volume1.21 Prev Close16.43
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq- EarningsOct 28 AMC Payout- Avg Volume701.59K Price16.46
Recom1.50 SMA20-3.10% SMA50-3.62% SMA200-2.04% Volume848,335 Change0.18%
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Hercules Capital, Inc. is a business development company. The firm specializing in providing venture debt, debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at all stages of development from startups, to expansion stage including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies that require additional capital to fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancing and established-stage companies. The firm provides growth capital financing solutions for capital extension; management buy-out and corporate spin-out financing solutions; company, asset specific, or intellectual property acquisition financing; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international corporate expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It provides asset-based financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans or leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory. The firm also provides bridge financing to IPO or mergers and acquisitions or technology acquisition; dividend recapitalizations and other sources of investor liquidity; cash flow financing to protect against share price volatility; competitor acquisition; pre-IPO financing for extra cash on the balance sheet; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; short-term bridge financing; and strategic and intellectual property acquisition financings. It also focuses on customized financing solutions, emerging growth, mid venture, and late venture financing. The firm invests primarily in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. The firm generally seeks to invest in companies that have been operating for at least six to 12 months prior to the date of their investment. It prefers to invest in technology, energy technology, sustainable and renewable technology, and life sciences. Within technology the firm focuses on advanced specialty materials and chemicals; communication and networking, consumer and business products; consumer products and services, digital media and consumer internet; electronics and computer hardware; enterprise software and services; gaming; healthcare services; information services; business services; media, content and information; mobile; resource management; security software; semiconductors; semiconductors and hardware; and software sector. Within energy technology, it invests in agriculture; clean technology; energy and renewable technology, fuels and power technology; geothermal; smart grid and energy efficiency and monitoring technologies; solar; and wind. Within life sciences, the firm invests in biopharmaceuticals; biotechnology tools; diagnostics; drug discovery, development and delivery; medical devices and equipment; surgical devices; therapeutics; pharma services; and specialty pharmaceuticals. It also invests in educational services. The firm invests primarily in United States based companies and considers investment in the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic regions, Southeast and Midwest; particularly in the areas of software, biotech and information services. The firm prefers to invest between $10 million to $250 million in equity per transactions. It invests generally between $1 million to $40 million in companies focused primarily on business services, communications, electronics, hardware, and healthcare services. The firm invests primarily in private companies but also have investments in public companies. For equity investments, the firm seeks to represent a controlling interest in its portfolio companies which may exceed 25% of the voting securities of such companies. The firm seeks to invest a limited portion of its assets in equipment-based loans to early-stage prospective portfolio companies. These loans are generally for amounts up to $3 million but may be up to $15 million for certain energy technology venture investments. The firm allows certain debt investments have the right to convert a portion of the debt investment into equity. It also co-invests with other private equity firms. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offering, a private sale of equity interest to a third party, a merger or an acquisition of the company or a purchase of the equity position by the company or one of its stockholders. The firm has structured debt with warrants which typically have maturities of between two and seven years with an average of three years; senior debt with an investment horizon of less than three years; equipment loans with an investment horizon ranging from three to four years; and equity related securities with an investment horizon ranging from three to seven years. The firm prefers to invest through its balance sheet capital. The firm formerly known as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. Hercules Capital, Inc. was founded in December 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; Westport, Connecticut; Elmhurst, Illinois; Santa Monica, California; McLean, Virginia; New York, New York; Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Washington, District of Columbia.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
Bluestein ScottChief Executive OfficerNov 15Sale17.1180,0001,368,800845,453Nov 16 05:17 PM
BADAVAS ROBERT PDirectorMay 04Sale17.5020,000350,000107,452May 05 04:16 PM
Fallon Thomas JDirectorMay 03Option Exercise16.3410,000163,40059,937May 03 04:51 PM
CROWELL GAYLE ADirectorMay 03Buy17.503776,59814,109May 03 04:51 PM
Bluestein ScottChief Executive OfficerMar 18Sale15.8080,0001,264,000923,086Mar 19 05:10 PM
Fallon Thomas JDirectorMar 15Option Exercise11.4415,000171,60064,937Mar 16 04:23 PM
Fallon Thomas JDirectorMar 15Sale16.5615,000248,40049,937Mar 16 04:23 PM
BADAVAS ROBERT PDirectorMar 01Option Exercise10.605,00053,000127,452Mar 03 05:42 PM
Hoffman Joseph FDirectorMar 01Option Exercise12.4715,000187,05052,124Mar 03 05:41 PM
Ho Doreen WooDirectorMar 01Option Exercise13.6110,000136,10031,569Mar 03 05:40 PM