Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, private equity firm Prospect Capital (Nasdaq: PSEC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Prospect's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Prospect facts

Headquarters (founded) New York (1988)
Market Cap $1.2 billion
Industry Asset management
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $223.6 million
Management Chairman/CEO John Francis Barry III
President/COO Michael Eliasek
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 9.1%
Cash/Debt $1.9 million / $574.5 million
Dividend yield 11.4%
Competitors First Reserve
GFI Energy Ventures LLC
NGP Capital Resources

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 682 members who have rated Prospect believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this year, one of those Fools, c4ranch, tapped Prospect as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

Conservative loan underwriting with large collateral positions and equity provisions makes for a sound loan portfolio. Charter requires large dividend payouts. Very experienced management that has made significant purchases of their own stock make this a go to stock for both yield and potential capital gains.

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