Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) and Datable Technology (OTCMKTS:TTMZF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Garrison Capital and Datable Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Garrison Capital||$36.62 million||3.17||$6.22 million||$1.07||6.76|
This table compares Garrison Capital and Datable Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
26.1% of Garrison Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Garrison Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Garrison Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.7%. Datable Technology does not pay a dividend. Garrison Capital pays out 86.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Risk & Volatility
Garrison Capital has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Datable Technology has a beta of -10.86, meaning that its share price is 1,186% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Garrison Capital and Datable Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Garrison Capital currently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 59.06%. Given Garrison Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Garrison Capital is more favorable than Datable Technology.
Garrison Capital beats Datable Technology on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Garrison Capital
Garrison Capital Inc. is a business development company specializing in investments primarily in the debt and equity of middle market companies. It seeks to invest in first lien senior secured loans, second lien senior secured loans, ?one-stop? senior secured or ?unitranche? loans, subordinated or mezzanine loans, unsecured consumer loans and to a lesser extent, selected equity co-investments in middle-market companies, warrants and minority equity securities in United States middle-market companies. The fund focuses on consumer loans, capital market activities, traditional direct lending but at times may purchase loans in the secondary market or make special situation investments. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $25 million in equity and between $10 million and $25 million in debt per transaction primarily in debt securities and loans with annual EBITDA between $5 million and $30 million, annual revenue between $50 million and $200 million. Its investments typically range in maturity from one to six years.
About Datable Technology
Datable Technology Corporation, a technology company, provides consumer digital and social media engagement, data mining, and loyalty solutions primarily in Canada and the United States. The company offers Platform³, a Software as a Service mobile shopper marketing and messaging platform for consumer packaged goods companies and consumer brands. 3TL Technologies Corp. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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