Golub Capital Middle Market Report
Featuring the Golub Capital Altman Index
Revenue in the U.S. Middle Market Grew by 6.79% in Q3 2017, According to the Golub Capital Middle Market Report
Overall earnings grew by 4.89% during the first two months of the quarter
Index provides early insight into financial performance of public companies and GDP in advance of earnings season
Golub Capital Altman Index Highlights
|Key Sectors Q3 2017||Revenue||Earnings|
Lawrence E. Golub, CEO of Golub Capital, said:
Middle market companies showed strong revenue growth and accelerating profit growth in the third quarter of 2017. Earnings growth began to catch up with revenue growth, suggesting the middle market firms in our sample continued to improve cost control and productivity. The Technology and Industrials sectors showed substantial acceleration of earnings growth, benefiting from a weaker dollar and improved Eurozone economic performance in the form of strong export bookings. In aggregate, the Golub Capital Altman Index results for the third quarter of 2017 are consistent with a 2-3% rate of U.S. GDP growth.
About the Golub Capital Altman Index
The Golub Capital Altman Index measures the actual revenue and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) growth of US middle market private companies for the first two months of each calendar quarter and provides insight into anticipated quarterly performance of US public companies. The data referenced herein may not reflect all companies in the loan portfolio of Golub Capital during the time periods indicated.
Reported shortly before public company earnings season, the performance of the Golub Capital Altman Index has been highly correlated with the median growth rates in revenue and EBITDA of the companies in the S&P 500, S&P SmallCap 600, and Russell 2000 indexes, as well as quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP), since data began to be tracked in 2012.
The Golub Capital Altman Index is provided as an indicator only and does not constitute investment advice or the offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any security. Some of these statements constitute forward-looking statements, which may be predictions about future events, future performance, or future financial conditions. Some of these statements reflect opinions based upon the data presented in the Index, and these opinions may be incorrect. Actual results could vary materially from those implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements for any reason. The Golub Capital Altman Index has been created on the basis of information provided by third-party sources that are believed to be reliable, but the information has not been verified independently by Golub Capital. Golub Capital makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of such third-party information.
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- The Golub Capital Altman Index (GCAI) data for Q2 2021 are presented solely for the purpose of continuity. Readers are encouraged to interpret the data from those periods with caution. The GCAI is designed to offer early insight into the performance of the U.S. economy, based on data from the first two months of each calendar quarter. GCAI results for Q2 2021 were based on data from April and May 2021 compared to April and May 2020, when many businesses were affected by lockdowns and other restrictions.
- Effective Q2 2022, the Golub Capital Altman Index (GCAI) excludes Golub Capital portfolio companies that have recurring revenue-based credit facilities. The data referenced herein may not reflect all companies in the loan portfolio of Golub Capital during the time periods indicated.