Carbon Streaming (OTCMKTS:OFSTF – Get Rating) and Runway Growth Finance (NASDAQ:RWAY – Get Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Carbon Streaming has a beta of -57.81, indicating that its stock price is 5,881% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Runway Growth Finance has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Carbon Streaming and Runway Growth Finance’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Carbon Streaming||$150,000.00||516.47||-$12.90 million||$0.20||8.25|
|Runway Growth Finance||$71.36 million||7.09||$45.62 million||$0.83||15.05|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Carbon Streaming and Runway Growth Finance, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Runway Growth Finance||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Carbon Streaming currently has a consensus target price of $5.19, suggesting a potential upside of 214.39%. Runway Growth Finance has a consensus target price of $14.38, suggesting a potential upside of 15.09%. Given Carbon Streaming’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Carbon Streaming is more favorable than Runway Growth Finance.
This table compares Carbon Streaming and Runway Growth Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Runway Growth Finance||37.01%||8.89%||6.46%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
61.5% of Runway Growth Finance shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Carbon Streaming shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Runway Growth Finance shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Runway Growth Finance beats Carbon Streaming on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Carbon Streaming
Carbon Streaming Corp. offers investors exposure to carbon credits. It is used by both governments and corporations to achieve their climate goals. The company was founded on September 13, 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
About Runway Growth Finance
Runway Growth Finance Corp. is a business development company specializing investments in senior-secured loans to late stage and growth companies. It prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology, life sciences, healthcare and information services, business services and select consumer services and products sectors. It prefers to investments in companies engaged in electronic equipment and instruments, systems software, hardware, storage and peripherals and specialized consumer services, application software, healthcare technology, internet software and services, data processing and outsourced services, internet retail, human resources and employment services, biotechnology, healthcare equipment and education services. It invests in senior secured loans between $10 million and $75 million.
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