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Capitala Finance Corp. (NASD:CPTA) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Capitala Finance Corp. (NASD:CPTA) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 17 and a Sell Date of February 6 has resulted in a geometric average return of 3.23% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 7 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 5 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 7 years by an average of 29.53% per year.

The seasonal timeframe is Inline with the period of seasonal strength for the Financial sector, which runs from November 22 to April 13. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Financial Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 7 years of data is available for shares of CPTA, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Capitala Finance Corp is a non-diversified closed-end investment management company. The firm and its subsidiaries provide capital to lower and traditional middle market companies through credit-focused funds. Its investment objective is to generate income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. To achieve this investment objective the firm may invest in the mezzanine and senior subordinated loans, senior secured loans, debt securities and equity or equity-related interests. The company derives revenue from interest income, non-accrual investments, gains on investment sales, dividend income, original issue discount premiums and other income.

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