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ARCC Ares Capital PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The current price-to-earnings ratio for Ares Capital stock as of Jun 14, 2024 is 6.94. This is calculated based on the current EPS of $2.98 and the stock price of $20.68 per share. The PE ratio has decreased by 17% from the past four quarters average of 8.4.

ARCC PE ratio history

How has ARCC's PE ratio performed in the past

The average historical PE ratio of Ares Capital for the last ten years is 12.65. The current price-to-earnings ratio of 6.94 is 45% less than the historical average. In the past ten years, ARCC's PE ratio reached its highest point in the Jun 2020 quarter at 120.42, when the stock price was $14.45 and the EPS was $0.12. The lowest point was recorded in the Jun 2021 quarter, when it reached 5.04 with a price of $19.59 and an EPS of $3.89.


Ares Capital PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 152.65% in 2022

Maximum annual decrease: -59.24% in 2021

Year PE ratio Change
2023 7.28 -52.29%
2022 15.26 152.65%
2021 6.04 -59.24%
2020 14.82 47.76%
2019 10.03 29.42%
2018 7.75 -22.58%
2017 10.01 -8.33%
2016 10.92 -8.08%
2015 11.88 47.58%
2014 8.05 -17.1%

ARCC average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of ARCC for the past years

ARCC's current P/E ratio is lower than the 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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ARCC PE vs peers

What is ARCC's PE ratio compared to its peers

When compared to its peer stock OCSL, ARCC's PE ratio is lower.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
ARCC Ares Capital Corp 6.94 $12.57B
OCSL Oaktree Specialty Lending Corp 13.92 $1.54B
OFS OFS Capital Corp N/A $133.31M

Frequently asked questions

What is Ares Capital's PE ratio?

ARCC's price to earnings ratio is 6.94 as of Jun 14, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Ares Capital (ARCC)?

The average PE ratio for ARCC stock over the past 3 years is 8.71.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Ares Capital (ARCC)?

The average PE ratio for ARCC stock over the past 5 years is 15.5.

What is the highest PE ratio for ARCC?

In the last ten years, the Jun 2020 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 120.42.

How does the current PE ratio for ARCC compare to its historical average?

The current price to earnings ratio of ARCC is 45% lower than the 10-year historical average.

Why is Ares Capital's PE ratio so low?

ARCC's PE ratio of 6.94 is considered low because the company's stock price is trading at a lower multiple of earnings.

How is ARCC's PE ratio calculated (Ares Capital PE ratio formula)?

The P/E ratio is calculated by taking the latest stock price and dividing it by the earnings per share(EPS) for the last 12 months. As of today (Jun 14, 2024), Ares Capital's stock price is $20.68. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $2.98. Therefore, Ares Capital's price to earnings ratio for today is 6.94. PE RATIO(6.94) = STOCK PRICE($20.68) / TTM EPS($2.98)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.