Stellus Capital Investment (NYSE:SCM – Get Rating) and UC Asset (OTCMKTS:UCASU – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
Stellus Capital Investment has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UC Asset has a beta of 1.69, indicating that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Stellus Capital Investment and UC Asset, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Stellus Capital Investment||0||3||0||0||2.00|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
13.8% of Stellus Capital Investment shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Stellus Capital Investment shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Stellus Capital Investment and UC Asset’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Stellus Capital Investment||19.29%||9.63%||3.05%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Stellus Capital Investment and UC Asset’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Stellus Capital Investment||$75.11 million||3.71||$14.49 million||$0.74||19.28|
|UC Asset||$4.53 million||1.49||$10,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Stellus Capital Investment has higher revenue and earnings than UC Asset.
Stellus Capital Investment beats UC Asset on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Stellus Capital Investment
Stellus Capital Investment Corp., a traded business development company invests in companies located in the United States with an EBITDA of $5 to $50 million. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of aerospace/defense, business services, consumer products, distribution, education, energy/industrial services, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media & entertainment, restaurant/retail, software/technology, and telecommunications. It provides financing in the form of equity, senior secured first lien, unitranche, split lien and second lien debt financings for buyout transactions with an investment size ranges from $10 to $50 million.
About UC Asset
UC Asset, LP, a limited partnership, invests in real estate for development and redevelopment in the Atlanta area. Its investments primarily consist of ownership interests in residential and commercial properties for redevelopment in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The company also focuses to invest in and develop properties located in communities adjacent to airports and/or central business districts for shared home-office accommodations; and invest in hospitality properties. In addition, it invests in debt investment in the form of promissory notes or private loans. UCF Asset LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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