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MAIN Main Street Capital PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As of May 22, 2024, the Main Street Capital stock's PE ratio is 8.83. This takes into account the latest EPS of $5.49 and stock price of $48.48. The PE ratio has grown by 3.7% from its last 4 quarters average of 8.5.

MAIN PE ratio history

How has MAIN's PE ratio performed in the past

The PE ratio of Main Street Capital has averaged 14.26 over the last ten years. The current P/E ratio of 8.83 is 38% lower than the historical average. Looking back at the last ten years, MAIN's PE ratio peaked in the Dec 2020 quarter at 71.69, when the price was $32.26 and the EPS was $0.45. The lowest point was in the Sep 2023 quarter, when it reached 8.18 with a price of $40.63 and an EPS of $4.97.


Main Street Capital PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 242.52% in 2020

Maximum annual decrease: -86.96% in 2021

Year PE ratio Change
2023 8.27 -27.46%
2022 11.4 21.93%
2021 9.35 -86.96%
2020 71.69 242.52%
2019 20.93 73.26%
2018 12.08 -8.48%
2017 13.2 -4.14%
2016 13.77 0.88%
2015 13.65 7.82%
2014 12.66 2.59%

MAIN average PE ratio chart

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

Currently, MAIN's PE ratio is lower than its 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

3-year avg
5-year avg
10-year avg
15-year avg

MAIN PE vs peers

What is MAIN's PE ratio compared to its peers

MAIN's PE ratio stands lower than its peer stock OCSL.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
MAIN Main Street Capital CORP 8.83 $4.16B
OCSL Oaktree Specialty Lending Corp 14.01 $1.55B
OFS OFS Capital Corp N/A $129.96M

Frequently asked questions

What is Main Street Capital's PE ratio?

As of May 22, 2024, MAIN stock has a price to earnings ratio of 8.83.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Main Street Capital (MAIN)?

As an average over the last 3 years, MAIN stock has a PE ratio of 9.51.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Main Street Capital (MAIN)?

As an average over the last 5 years, MAIN stock has a PE ratio of 14.98.

What is the highest PE ratio for MAIN?

Over the last ten years, the quarterly PE ratio reached its highest level at 71.69 in the Dec 2020 quarter.

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

MAIN's price to earnings ratio is currently 38% below its 10-year historical average.

Why is Main Street Capital's PE ratio so low?

MAIN's PE ratio of 8.83 is considered low because the company's stock price is trading at a lower multiple of earnings.

How is MAIN's PE ratio calculated (Main Street Capital PE ratio formula)?

The P/E ratio is calculated by taking the latest stock price and dividing it by the EPS for the last 12 months. As of today (May 22, 2024), Main Street Capital's share price is $48.48. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $5.49. Therefore, Main Street Capital's PE ratio for today is 8.83. PE RATIO(8.83) = STOCK PRICE($48.48) / TTM EPS($5.49)

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