Oxford Square Capital (NASDAQ:OXSQ) and Blackrock Munivest Fund II (NYSE:MVT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
14.9% of Oxford Square Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.4% of Blackrock Munivest Fund II shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Oxford Square Capital shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Blackrock Munivest Fund II shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Oxford Square Capital and Blackrock Munivest Fund II’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oxford Square Capital||75.90%||8.43%||6.26%|
|Blackrock Munivest Fund II||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Oxford Square Capital and Blackrock Munivest Fund II’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Oxford Square Capital||$61.42 million||5.09||$43.60 million||$0.60||10.58|
|Blackrock Munivest Fund II||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Oxford Square Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Blackrock Munivest Fund II.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Oxford Square Capital and Blackrock Munivest Fund II, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oxford Square Capital||1||0||1||0||2.00|
|Blackrock Munivest Fund II||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Oxford Square Capital currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential downside of 21.26%. Given Oxford Square Capital’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Oxford Square Capital is more favorable than Blackrock Munivest Fund II.
Volatility and Risk
Oxford Square Capital has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blackrock Munivest Fund II has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Oxford Square Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.6%. Blackrock Munivest Fund II pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Oxford Square Capital pays out 133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Oxford Square Capital beats Blackrock Munivest Fund II on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Oxford Square Capital Company Profile
TICC Capital Corp. is a business development company, operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The firm invests in both public and private companies. It invests in secured and unsecured senior debt, subordinated debt, junior subordinated debt, preferred stock, and common stock. The firm primarily invests in debt and/or equity securities of technology-related companies that operate in the computer software, Internet, information technology infrastructure and services, media, telecommunications and telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, hardware, technology-enabled services, semiconductor capital equipment, medical device technology, diversified technology, and networking systems sectors. It concentrates its investments in companies having annual revenues of less than $200 million and a market capitalization or enterprise value of less than $300 million. The firm invests between $5 million and $30 million per transaction. It seeks to exit its investments within 7 years. It serves as the investment adviser to TICC. TICC Capital Corp., formerly known as Technology Investment Capital Corp., was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Blackrock Munivest Fund II Company Profile
There is no company description available for BlackRock MuniVest Fund II.
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