GSV Capital (NASDAQ: GSVC) and Oaktree Strategic Income (NASDAQ:OCSI) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares GSV Capital and Oaktree Strategic Income’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GSV Capital||$740,000.00||219.54||-$74.99 million||($0.58)||-13.14|
|Oaktree Strategic Income||$46.57 million||4.87||-$8.76 million||($0.26)||-29.62|
Oaktree Strategic Income pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. GSV Capital does not pay a dividend. Oaktree Strategic Income pays out -292.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares GSV Capital and Oaktree Strategic Income’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oaktree Strategic Income||-16.64%||6.93%||3.47%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
31.0% of GSV Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.1% of Oaktree Strategic Income shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of GSV Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Oaktree Strategic Income shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for GSV Capital and Oaktree Strategic Income, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oaktree Strategic Income||0||2||0||0||2.00|
Oaktree Strategic Income has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 20.13%. Given Oaktree Strategic Income’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Oaktree Strategic Income is more favorable than GSV Capital.
Risk & Volatility
GSV Capital has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oaktree Strategic Income has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Oaktree Strategic Income beats GSV Capital on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
GSV Capital 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.
Oaktree Strategic Income Company Profile
Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation, formerly Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp., is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company operates as a specialty finance company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from its debt investments while seeking to preserve its capital. The Company invests in senior secured loans, including first lien, unitranche and second lien debt instruments. The Company may also invest in unsecured loans, including subordinated loans, issued by private middle market companies, and senior and subordinated loans issued by public companies and equity investments. The senior loans that the Company targets have final maturities of 4 to 7 years. The Company seeks to invest in senior loans made primarily to private middle market companies. The Company’s investment advisor is Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
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