Head-To-Head Analysis: Gladstone Capital (GLAD) versus Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd (IAE)

Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ: GLAD) and Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd (NYSE:IAE) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Gladstone Capital has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Gladstone Capital and Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gladstone Capital 43.78% 9.94% 6.30%
Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.3% of Gladstone Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 5.9% of Gladstone Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gladstone Capital and Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gladstone Capital $39.23 million 6.32 $17.18 million $0.67 13.90
Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Gladstone Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Gladstone Capital and Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gladstone Capital 1 3 1 0 2.00
Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd 0 0 0 0 N/A

Gladstone Capital currently has a consensus price target of $9.16, suggesting a potential downside of 1.58%. Given Gladstone Capital’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Gladstone Capital is more favorable than Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd.

Dividends

Gladstone Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd does not pay a dividend. Gladstone Capital pays out 125.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Gladstone Capital beats Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gladstone Capital

Gladstone Capital Corporation is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company, operating as a business development company (BDC). The objectives of the Company are to achieve and grow current income by investing in debt securities of established businesses that it believes will provide stable earnings and cash flow to pay expenses, make principal and interest payments on its outstanding indebtedness and make distributions to stockholders that grow over time, and to provide its stockholders with long-term capital appreciation in the value of its assets by investing in equity securities of established businesses that it believes can grow over time to permit it to sell its equity investments for capital gains. The Company is focused on investing in lower middle-market companies in the United States. It has investments in south, Midwest, west and northeast of the United States. Its portfolio allocation includes debt investments and equity investments.

About Voya Asia Pacific High Divid Eqt Incm Fd

Voya Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide total return through a combination of current income capital gains and capital appreciation. It invests over 80% of its managed assets in dividend-producing equity securities of, or derivatives having economic characteristics similar to the equity securities of, Asia Pacific companies that are listed and traded principally on Asia Pacific exchanges. It sells call options on selected Asia-Pacific indexes and/or equity securities and/or exchange traded funds, with the underlying value of such calls representing 0 to 50% of the value of the Fund’s equity securities. It invests in various sectors, including financials, information technology, consumer staples, energy, utilities, consumer discretionary, industrials, materials and healthcare. Its investment advisor is Voya Investments, LLC and NNIP Advisors B.V. is the sub-advisor.

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