Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, business-development company Apollo Investment
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Apollo's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||New York (2004)|
|Market Cap||$1.67 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$375.1 million|
CEO James Charles Zelter
COO Patrick Dalton
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(4.1%)|
|Cash/Debt||$9.2 million / $1.25 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
This past summer , floridaboy32826 tapped Apollo as an attractive income opportunity: "Solid dividend and good management. [Quarterly dividend] has been steady @ 0.28 per share. ... Stock will bounce back."
Currently, Apollo even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 8.4. That represents a slight discount to other business-development companies like American Capital (9.3), BlackRock Kelso Capital
[Apollo Investment] looks extraordinarily cheap right now. ... The risk here is that they're inflating NAV by carrying their companies at overly high book values, but with past writedowns, this risk is lessened. They have a buyback program in place and the CFO bought a small slug of shares in August, so insider buying is favorable.
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