FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK) vs. Its Peers: A Comparison

FS KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE: FSK) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.72x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for FSK is 1.29. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for FSK is 266.80M and currently, short sellers hold a 1.45% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of FSK on April 02, 2024 was 1.80M shares.

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FSK) stock’s latest price update

FS KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE: FSK)’s stock price has gone rise by 0.92 in comparison to its previous close of 18.96, however, the company has experienced a 2.38% increase in its stock price over the last five trading days. Seeking Alpha reported 2024-03-29 that FS KKR Capital, the fourth largest BDC, has recently sold off due to rising non-accruals and a drop in net investment income. Despite these challenges, the BDC’s dividend is safe and covered by NII, and its balance sheet remains in good shape with ample liquidity. The BDC is currently undervalued, making it an attractive income play for investors in search of higher yields.

FSK’s Market Performance

FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK) has seen a 2.38% rise in stock performance for the week, with a 0.60% gain in the past month and a -3.64% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 0.89%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.33% for FSK. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 1.91% for FSK’s stock, with a simple moving average of -2.19% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of FSK

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FSK stocks, with Hovde Group repeating the rating for FSK by listing it as a “Market Perform.” The predicted price for FSK in the upcoming period, according to Hovde Group is $20 based on the research report published on February 28, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Compass Point, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FSK reach a price target of $19.50, previously predicting the price at $21.50. The rating they have provided for FSK stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on February 27th, 2024.

B. Riley Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to FSK, setting the target price at $21 in the report published on July 28th of the previous year.

FSK Trading at -2.00% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FSK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -8.33% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.33%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 0.89%, as shares sank -0.68% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -7.66% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, FSK rose by +1.87%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +0.53% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $18.79. In addition, FS KKR Capital Corp. saw -3.64% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at FSK starting from Sandler Elizabeth, who purchase 1,000 shares at the price of $18.80 back on Feb 29 ’24. After this action, Sandler Elizabeth now owns 5,700 shares of FS KKR Capital Corp., valued at $18,799 using the latest closing price.

Pietrzak Daniel, the Co-President and CIO of FS KKR Capital Corp., purchase 7,300 shares at $18.73 during a trade that took place back on Feb 28 ’24, which means that Pietrzak Daniel is holding 39,800 shares at $136,729 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for FSK

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.42 for the present operating margin
  • 0.74 for the gross margin

The net margin for FS KKR Capital Corp. stands at 0.43. The total capital return value is set at 0.05.

Based on FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK), the company’s capital structure generated 0.54 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.17. The debt to equity ratio resting at 1.2. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 1.48.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.18 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 11.65. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 8.12. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.05for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.11.


In conclusion, FS KKR Capital Corp. (FSK) has seen mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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