Analyzing GSV Capital Corp (GSVC) and The Competition

GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC) is one of 575 public companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare GSV Capital Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

29.7% of GSV Capital Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of GSV Capital Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GSV Capital Corp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
GSV Capital Corp N/A N/A -5.42
GSV Capital Corp Competitors $57.58 million $38.86 million -0.11

GSV Capital Corp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than GSV Capital Corp. GSV Capital Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

GSV Capital Corp has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GSV Capital Corp’s competitors have a beta of 0.55, indicating that their average share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for GSV Capital Corp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GSV Capital Corp 0 1 0 0 2.00
GSV Capital Corp Competitors 193 1193 1414 14 2.44

As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 38.64%. Given GSV Capital Corp’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GSV Capital Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares GSV Capital Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GSV Capital Corp 1,672.49% 12.49% 6.92%
GSV Capital Corp Competitors -23.69% 6.75% 5.26%


GSV Capital Corp competitors beat GSV Capital Corp on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

GSV Capital Corp Company Profile

GSV Capital Corp. (GSV Capital) is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return, principally by seeking capital gains on its equity and equity-related investments. The Company invests principally in the equity securities, which are venture-capital-backed emerging companies. The Company acquires its investments through direct investments with portfolio companies, secondary marketplaces for private companies and negotiations with selling stockholders. The Company may also invest in select publicly traded equity securities or certain non-United States companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. It seeks to invest approximately 90% of its portfolio in late-stage companies and the remaining approximately 10% in emerging companies that fit within its targeted areas. Its investment activities are managed by its investment advisor, GSV Asset Management, LLC.

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