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Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. Message Board

  • fuelguy7 fuelguy7 Aug 7, 2008 9:43 PM Flag

    still not earning div

    This company is still not earning its wonder the shorts are all over this stock.

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    • The dividends are based on yearly earning which fluctuate with business cycles. IF YOU WANT THE REAL STORY CHECK OUT THE INSIDER BUYING. THEY BOUGHT ON EVERY DIP. YOU KNOW THE ONES WHO KNOW WHATS IN THE PIPELINE.

    • Didn't HTGC carry a 2007 payout into 2008, or am I confusing this with another BDC? If so, I think the current dividend payout is actually less than the 2007 carry forward plus the 2008 FFO/share. Please don't take my word for it because I won't have time to check until this weekend.

    • well, they are shorting for the wrong reasons - this company is growing and to assume they are playing some type of ponzi scheme with the divi is naiive and ignorant at best and dumb as a doorknob at worst.

      the payout ratio of HGTC is deceptively high if based on earnings, as you write, instead of available cash flow. divi/eps 100% or whatever current math is which is close to that.

      If you only look at earnings, and not available cash flow from ops, then it seems a negative to have a high payout ratio.

      read the annual cash flow statements. Last year it was 192M. it tells a different story than the simplistic one you refer to in this post.

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