The recent dislocation in income markets is pushing many investors to batten the hatches and plug holes in their portfolios. The Fidus Investment Corp (FDUS), a Business Development Company that we have held in our High Income Portfolio since Q4 continues to swim against the current with a double-digit gain so far this year.
FDUS runs a $720m investment portfolio which puts it not far from the middle-of-the-pack in the broader BDC sector. The company plays in the lower-middle market space, targeting companies with EBITDA of $5-$30 million. Its top sectors include Tech, Business Services and Aerospace / Defense.
FDUS recently released their earnings and they were stellar. The company continues to outperform the broader sector with a sharp rise in the NAV and a dividend increase of 29%.
Despite this stellar performance the company continues to run an underinvested portfolio, leaving it significant room to drive higher income levels.
Non-accruals remain at zero on a fair-value basis.
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