Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC)

Nasdaq Stock Exchange
USD
US1405011073
17 March 1980  –  24 July 2024

Performance

Annualized Return
13.61%
Sharpe Ratio
0.56
Maximum Drawdown
-68.33%

Metrics

Metric Capital Southwest Corporation
Initial Balance $10,000
Final Balance $2,880,204
Returns   [View more details]
Month-To-Date -2.07%
Year-To-Date 13.33%
3M 3.04%
6M 6.25%
Annual Return (3Y) 12.37%
Annual Return (5Y) 17.77%
Annual Return (All) 13.61%
Risk   [View more details]
Annual Volatility 31.71%
Max Drawdown -68.33%
Sharpe Ratio 0.56
Sortino Ratio 0.83
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 0.59

  • Initial balance: The amount of starting capital used to invest in the asset or portfolio. In this case, we're starting with a $10,000 investment on March 1980.
  • Final balance: The amount of capital we've accrued over time as of July 2024.
  • Annual return: Also known as annualized return, or CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate), measures how much an investment has increased on average each year, during a specific time period. The time period in this case is approximately 44 year(s). Even a small difference in return can have a big impact on the final balance over a long period of time.
  • Annual volatility: Basically indicates how much, in percentage points, the investment can deviate from its annual return, under most circumstances. An investment with an annual return of 5% and an annual volatility of 10% would indicate returns from approximately -5% to 15% most of the time. A lower volatility is usually preferred to ensure more steady returns over time.
  • Best year: The best performance attained over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Worst year: The worst performance undergone over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Max drawdown: The largest percentage drop from a peak to a trough of an asset or portfolio, before a new peak is attained. Maximum drawdown is an indicator of downside risk over a specified time period.
  • Sharpe Ratio: The Sharpe ratio measures the performance of an investment compared to a risk-free asset, after adjusting for its risk. A Sharpe Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Sortino Ratio: The Sortino Ratio is a variation of the Sharpe ratio that only penalizes the investment for negative volatility/outcomes, and not for positive volatility. A Sortino Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Adjusted Sortino Ratio: Sortino Ratio/√2. To allow for comparing the Sortino ratio to the Sharpe ratio, we multiply the risk measure of the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2 (which is the same as dividing the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2).
  • Ulcer Index: The Ulcer Index (UI) is a technical indicator that measures downside risk in terms of both the depth and duration of price declines.
  • Gain to Pain Ratio: The sum of all returns divided by the absolute value of the sum of all negative returns. In essence, the GPR shows the ratio of net returns to the losses incurred in getting those returns.

Annualized Returns

Annual Return 1y Annual Return 3y Annual Return 5y Annual Return 10y Annual Return 20y Annual Return
Capital Southwest Corporation 33.94% 12.37% 17.77% 16.25% 13.42% 13.61%

Annual Returns

Year Capital Southwest Corporation
1980 48.48%
1981 6.12%
1982 -15.38%
1983 27.27%
1984 14.29%
1985 17.19%
1986 53.33%
1987 4.95%
1988 20.31%
1989 51.91%
1990 -21.21%
1991 32.64%
1992 40.31%
1993 14.56%
1994 -2.3%
1995 38.12%
1996 43.17%
1997 28.8%
1998 -5.34%
1999 -30.19%
2000 -11.16%
2001 26.63%
2002 -23.06%
2003 24.7%
2004 27.63%
2005 16.08%
2006 40.25%
2007 -5.77%
2008 -5.79%
2009 -26.34%
2010 32.82%
2011 -20.73%
2012 48.3%
2013 44.15%
2014 9.33%
2015 -0.06%
2016 19.35%
2017 9.99%
2018 29.52%
2019 22.8%
2020 -1.56%
2021 57.4%
2022 -24.42%
2023 56.1%
2024 13.33%

Capital Southwest Corporation had 31 positive years and 14 negative years. That's a positive ratio of 69%.

Monthly Returns

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
1980 - - -9.1% 0.8% 8.3% 9.9% 5.6% 1.3% 15.6% 0% 18% -6.7% 48.5%
1981 -2% 1% 3.1% 8% 7.4% 1.7% 3.4% 6.6% -23.1% 0% 4% 0% 6.1%
1982 -0% -3.9% -4% 0% 0% 0% -4.2% -13% -2.5% 2.6% 5% 4.8% -15.4%
1983 -0% 13.6% 2% 2% 21.2% 0% -1.6% -3.2% 0% -1.7% -5.1% 0% 27.3%
1984 1.8% -0% 5.3% 0% 1.7% 0% 0% 3.3% 0% -1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 14.3%
1985 1.6% 0.8% 4.6% -0.7% 1.5% 5.8% 1.4% 2.7% -5.3% 1.4% 0% 2.7% 17.2%
1986 0% 2.7% 2.6% -5.1% 4% 5.1% 3.7% 0.6% 19.3% 11.8% -0% 0.9% 53.3%
1987 3.5% 26.1% -6.7% -0% 3.5% 1.4% 9.6% 18.8% -11.6% -28.6% -6.7% 7.1% 5%
1988 -0% 20% -4.9% 2.2% 3.5% 4.2% 5.3% -1.3% -2.6% -1.3% -0.3% -4.1% 20.3%
1989 9.9% -0.6% -5.8% 5.5% 1.1% 3.9% 6.3% -3.5% 4.9% 8.1% 9% 5.2% 51.9%
1990 -18.8% 4.9% -0.6% 1.8% 5.6% -1.1% -4.4% -9.3% -10.3% 0% 3.2% 9.2% -21.2%
1991 -4.5% 5.4% 6.4% 4.2% 2.1% 1.7% -3.4% 0.6% 1.2% -1.1% 8.9% 8.1% 32.6%
1992 -2% 0.5% -1.5% 4.1% 7.8% 4.6% 6.2% -0.4% 1.7% 1.2% 7% 5.8% 40.3%
1993 3.6% -2.5% 5% -0% 0.9% -2.4% 3.5% 0.3% 0.7% -0.3% 3.8% 1.3% 14.6%
1994 -1.3% 0% -0.3% 0.3% 2.5% 0.6% 3.8% -2.5% -1.3% -5.1% -4.3% 5.7% -2.3%
1995 -0.7% 3.4% -0.7% 0% 5.2% 9.4% 1.7% -1.1% 1.1% 4% 8% 3.1% 38.1%
1996 8.9% 2.3% 6.2% 5% -8.2% 14.5% 5.3% -8.3% 6.3% 4.1% 0.4% 2.3% 43.2%
1997 -3.5% -0.4% -2% -0.6% 6% 0.2% 3.5% 1.4% -1.8% 6.6% 2.4% 15% 28.8%
1998 -2.2% 4.4% -0% 12.8% -3.6% -3.9% 0.5% -10.7% -7.4% 6.1% 0.9% -0.4% -5.3%
1999 0.6% -5.2% -11.5% 5% 1.6% 3.1% -2.5% -0.6% -5.2% -9.4% 4.9% -13.9% -30.2%
2000 -3.1% -6.9% 1.4% 2.3% 1.7% 7.5% -5.7% 5.2% -1.2% -10.7% -2.1% 1.5% -11.2%
2001 19.7% 7.5% -4.1% -7.2% 3.9% 1.7% 4.5% -2.2% -4.5% 1.7% 1.2% 4.2% 26.6%
2002 0% 0.8% 3.4% 4.7% 10.4% -14.2% -1.5% -6.1% -7.8% -17.7% 12.2% -5.4% -23.1%
2003 -0.5% -2.5% -1.2% 9.6% 7.5% -0.2% 0.6% 3.1% -2.6% 3.9% 3.7% 1.6% 24.7%
2004 8.4% 9.4% 2.6% 0.7% 0.9% 3.1% -7.2% 5.2% -1.3% 2% 2.2% -0.4% 27.6%
2005 0.4% -1.2% 1.6% -4.4% 9.1% 9% 0.3% -8.8% 3.9% 2.7% 6.5% -2.4% 16.1%
2006 3.2% 3.2% -0.9% 2.6% 1.2% 5.5% 1.7% 2.9% 9% 0.6% 8.3% -2.4% 40.3%
2007 4.6% 4.4% 11.6% 0.7% 11.7% -9.8% -13% 3.6% -12.6% -0.5% -1.2% -1.5% -5.8%
2008 -0.9% -6.2% 12.4% -3.9% 1.6% -13.5% 25.1% 2.8% 6.2% -28.2% -20.7% 37.2% -5.8%
2009 -15.3% -28.4% 16.3% 1.8% -7.4% 1.1% 13.4% -7.7% 1.3% -3.2% 6% 0.7% -26.3%
2010 3.4% 7.1% 4.2% 3.5% -1.6% -4.6% 1% -1.8% 4.1% 6.4% 4.2% 3.5% 32.8%
2011 -6% 2.5% -8.4% 5.2% -2.6% -1.2% 1.8% -5.1% -17% 18.9% -1.8% -5.2% -20.7%
2012 9.4% 4.1% 1.8% 1.2% 10.5% 17.6% 1.5% 0.2% 7% -3.8% 0% -7.2% 48.3%
2013 8.3% 7.4% 1.6% 2.3% 17.5% -0% 5.2% -9% 3.8% -3.9% 4.7% 1.6% 44.2%
2014 -2% 1.5% 0.1% 1.1% 3.3% -0.4% -2.7% 4.5% -2.3% 2.5% 1.9% 1.8% 9.3%
2015 14.8% 11.9% -4.7% 2.6% 5.1% 0% -1.6% -7.7% 4.5% -14.1% 4.7% -11.3% -0.1%
2016 2.7% -1.8% -0.7% 2.4% -2.3% -1% 7% 2% -0.8% -1.8% 3.3% 9.6% 19.4%
2017 3% -1% 5.6% -4.1% -2.5% 3.1% 3.8% -0.2% 4.4% 1.1% -1.9% -1.1% 10%
2018 -2.1% 6.2% 0.6% -0.2% 0.1% 11.7% 2.3% 4.2% 0.6% 0.1% 4.9% -1.4% 29.5%
2019 10.5% 2.2% -0.8% 2.2% 0.3% -0.7% 0.2% 1.5% 4.7% 1.8% -0.5% -0.2% 22.8%
2020 1% -13.2% -34.7% 18.8% 3% 0% -1.3% 10.9% -1.4% -5.5% 30.1% 5.9% -1.6%
2021 2.5% 20.3% 3.6% 10.5% 9.9% -12% 7.1% 5.4% -2% 12.1% -4.3% -2.9% 57.4%
2022 -1.5% -1.6% -1.1% -2.2% -3.7% -14.9% 8.5% -2.4% -10.8% 11.3% -3.8% -2.7% -24.4%
2023 15.9% -5.2% -2.1% 2% 0.9% 11% 5.4% 6.1% 6.7% -5.5% 4.1% 8.1% 56.1%
2024 3.6% -1.8% 6.2% 3.5% -0.9% 4.5% -2.1% - - - - - 13.3%
Pos 60% 61.9% 52.3% 77.5% 79.5% 64.3% 70.5% 52.3% 47.6% 53.7% 71.4% 59.5% 68.9%
Avg 1.9% 2.2% 0.1% 2.5% 3.4% 1.5% 2.2% -0.3% -0.7% -0.8% 2.9% 1.9% 16.1%

Other Return Metrics

Metric Capital Southwest Corporation
Cumulative Return 28702.04%
Enh Ann Return 16.26%
Best Year 57.4%
Worst Year -30.19%
Best Month 37.21%
Worst Month -34.69%
Best Day 32.14%
Worst Day -30%
Win Ratio (Yearly) 68.89%
Win Ratio (Quarterly) 69.1%
Win Ratio (Monthly) 61.7%
Win Ratio (Daily) 52.98%

Annual Volatility

Annual Volatility 1y Annual Volatility 3y Annual Volatility 5y Annual Volatility 10y Annual Volatility 20y Annual Volatility
Capital Southwest Corporation 18.39% 22.27% 33.41% 27.55% 34.57% 31.71%

Sharpe Ratio

Sharpe Ratio 1y Sharpe Ratio 3y Sharpe Ratio 5y Sharpe Ratio 10y Sharpe Ratio 20y Sharpe Ratio
Capital Southwest Corporation 1.68 0.64 0.66 0.69 0.54 0.56

3-Year Rolling Sharpe Ratio

The rolling Sharpe Ratio gives a clue about the continued consistency or stability of the risk-adjusted returns.

Drawdown Periods

Simply said, a drawdown is the "pain" period experienced by an investor between a peak (new highs) and subsequent valley (a low point before moving higher). In the table below are the fifth largest drawdowns encountered for the portfolio/asset in question.

Capital Southwest Corporation

start valley end days Drawdown
2007-05-23 2009-03-09 2013-05-28 2197 -68.33%
2020-01-23 2020-03-18 2021-02-02 376 -61.15%
1998-05-01 2000-03-13 2006-04-19 2910 -57.86%
1987-09-02 1987-11-10 1989-10-09 768 -47.37%
1981-08-18 1982-09-22 1983-05-06 626 -40.91%

The Capital Southwest Corporation took approximately 46 months on average to recover from a major drawdown. The longest drawdown lasted 97 months.

Underwater plot

The underwater plot shows you the drawdown periods on a chart. Whereas the performance chart usually gives you a positive viewpoint, the underwater plot gives you a pessimistic viewpoint. It helps you to visualize downtrends that occurred and how long it took for the portfolio's value to rebound to hit a new high after suffering a loss.

Other Risk Metrics

Metric Capital Southwest Corporation
Sharpe Ratio 0.56
Sortino Ratio 0.83
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 0.59
Calmar Ratio 0.2
Omega Ratio 1.13
Gain to Pain Ratio 0.13
Winckel Ratio 60
Ulcer Index 0.24
Kelly Criterion 6.23%
Skew 0.47
Kurtosis 22.85
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