On a down day for the market, shares of Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) are slightly higher in post-market trading following the release of the company's Q2 results. For the quarter, total investment income was just over $178 million, which bettered the $166 million in the same period the previous year. Net increase in net assets resulting from operations -- essentially, Prospect's bottom line -- came in at $85.4 million ($0.30 per share), 84% higher than Q2 2013's $46.5 million ($0.24).

Analysts had been expecting total investment income of $174 million and EPS of $0.32. 

Following the announcement of the results, the company's stock advanced by 1%, or $0.10, to $10.73 in after-hours trading.

Prospect Capital is one of the quicker-growing firms in the business development company segment. It has managed to grow its asset base from $1.7 billion in September 2011 to nearly $5.2 billion in Q2.


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