Financial Survey: GSV Capital (GSVC) & Kayne Anderson Energy Development (KED)

GSV Capital (NASDAQ: GSVC) and Kayne Anderson Energy Development (NYSE:KED) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

GSV Capital has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kayne Anderson Energy Development has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for GSV Capital and Kayne Anderson Energy Development, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GSV Capital 0 1 0 0 2.00
Kayne Anderson Energy Development 0 0 1 0 3.00

Kayne Anderson Energy Development has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.05%. Given Kayne Anderson Energy Development’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kayne Anderson Energy Development is more favorable than GSV Capital.

Profitability

This table compares GSV Capital and Kayne Anderson Energy Development’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GSV Capital -769.78% -6.73% -3.80%
Kayne Anderson Energy Development -2,475.00% -13.79% -8.15%

Dividends

Kayne Anderson Energy Development pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.5%. GSV Capital does not pay a dividend. Kayne Anderson Energy Development pays out -2,285.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.3% of GSV Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of GSV Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GSV Capital and Kayne Anderson Energy Development’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GSV Capital $740,000.00 195.91 -$74.99 million ($0.58) -11.72
Kayne Anderson Energy Development N/A N/A N/A ($0.07) -240.00

Kayne Anderson Energy Development has lower revenue, but higher earnings than GSV Capital. Kayne Anderson Energy Development is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than GSV Capital, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

About GSV Capital

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.

About Kayne Anderson Energy Development

Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company is a non-diversified, closed-end fund. The Fund’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation, through equity and debt investments. It seeks to achieve this objective by investing approximately 80% of its total assets in securities of companies that derive their revenue from activities in the energy industry, including midstream energy companies, which operates assets used to gather, transport, process, treat, terminal and store natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil or refined petroleum products; upstream energy companies, which are engaged in the exploration, extraction and production of natural resources, including natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, from onshore and offshore geological reservoirs, and other energy companies, which are engaged in owning, leasing, managing, producing, processing and selling of coal and coal reserves. KA Fund Advisors, LLC is the advisor of the Fund.

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