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PSEC Prospect Capital PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The current PE ratio for Prospect Capital stock as of Jun 18, 2024 is 16.53. This is calculated based on the current EPS of $0.34 and the stock price of $5.62 per share.

PSEC PE ratio history

How has PSEC's PE ratio performed in the past

The average historical PE ratio of Prospect Capital for the last ten years is 14.99. The current PE ratio of 16.53 is 10% above the historical average. Over the past ten years, PSEC's PE ratio was at its highest in the Sep 2023 quarter at 86.43, when the stock price was $6.05 and the EPS was $0.07. The lowest value was in the Sep 2021 quarter, when it reached 2.96 with a price of $7.7 and an EPS of $2.6.


Prospect Capital PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 258.64% in 2016

Maximum annual decrease: -56.99% in 2017

Year PE ratio Change
2023 N/A N/A
2022 4.89 46.41%
2021 3.34 N/A
2020 N/A N/A
2019 16.74 107.18%
2018 8.08 -30.34%
2017 11.6 -56.99%
2016 26.97 258.64%
2015 7.52 -24.95%
2014 10.02 -0.69%

PSEC average PE ratio chart

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

Currently, PSEC's PE ratio is greater than its 10-year historical average, but it is below the 3 and 5-year averages.

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15-year avg

PSEC PE vs peers

What is PSEC's PE ratio compared to its peers

PSEC's PE ratio is higher than its peer stock OCSL.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
OCSL Oaktree Specialty Lending Corp 13.91 $1.54B
PSEC Prospect Capital Corp 16.53 $2.35B
OFS OFS Capital Corp N/A $126.21M

Frequently asked questions

What is Prospect Capital's PE ratio?

PSEC's price to earnings ratio is 16.53 as of Jun 18, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Prospect Capital (PSEC)?

Over the last 3 years, the average price to earnings ratio for PSEC stock is 20.54.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Prospect Capital (PSEC)?

Over the last 5 years, the average price to earnings ratio for PSEC stock is 18.18.

What is the highest PE ratio for PSEC?

In the last ten years, the Sep 2023 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 86.43.

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

The current price to earnings ratio of PSEC is 10% higher than the 10-year historical average.

How is PSEC's PE ratio calculated (Prospect Capital PE ratio formula)?

The PE ratio is calculated by dividing the most recent price of a stock by its trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Jun 18, 2024), Prospect Capital's stock price is $5.62. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $0.34. Therefore, Prospect Capital's P/E ratio for today is 16.53. PE RATIO(16.53) = STOCK PRICE($5.62) / TTM EPS($0.34)

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